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Bryan Singer Describes 'X-Men: Apocalypse' as the "Birth of the X-Men"

21 hours ago

Some people wondered if X-Men: Days of Future Past might have been a film that could reboot the X-Men franchise. While the movie definitely cleaned up some continuity issues and questionable deaths, it's clear the studio wasn't interested in rebooting the franchise at that point. Now, with the major X-Men actors finishing up their contractual obligations, it appears Fox might be interested in using X-Men: Apocalypse as the film that ushers in the new era of the X-Men. "This is the true birth of the X-Men. This is how it happens." ~ Bryan Singer According to an interview with EW, director Bryan Singer says, "This is kind of a conclusion of six X-Men films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters. This is the true birth of the X-Men. This is how it happens." With the introductions of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Psylocke (Olivia Munn »

- Charles Dean

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No New 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' Trailer Until Fall, Would You Pay to Watch It Todayc

21 hours ago

Movies today are just as much about the trailers and marketing as they are the movies themselves. In fact, it makes me wonder if people would pay a dollar to see a trailer early if studios began offering it. To that point, how much would fans pay to watch a new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens right now as opposed to waiting until this Fall, which is when it sounds like the next bit of marketing will arrive. I mention this because a report at Entertainment Weekly, discussing the fact Disney is bringing Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the fans this Friday at San Diego Comic Can, says the presentation will not include any new trailers, clips or footage, but instead "will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the highly secretive film, which was completely locked down to press during production." Director J.J. Abrams, »

- Brad Brevet

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'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Clips Deliver Dual Chase Scenes

22 hours ago

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation arrives at the end of the month on July 31 and promotion is increasing more and more as I continually try and avert my eyes, not wanting to spoil any of the action as a major fan of this franchise. That said, I'm not stopping you from getting a taste of a pair of chase scenes from the film, one by car, the other by motorcycle. yt id="QcVfutgTXKo" width="515" With the Imf disbanded and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group »

- Brad Brevet

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Michael K. Williams Joins 'Assassin's Creed' and 'Ghostbusters'

22 hours ago

Michael Kenneth Williams ("The Wire", "Boardwalk Empire") has snatched up a pair of solid upcoming roles, the first pitting him alongside Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed at Fox for director Justin Kurzel. The film, adapted from the video game of the same name co-stars Marion Cotillard and Ariane Labed and centers on a bartender (Fassbender) captured by a secret corporation and sent back in time to relive the memories of his ancestors -- all of them assassins -- and retrieve ancient artifacts. There is no word on which role Williams will play in the film, but Variety says "his character has a major stake in the franchise" and will serve as a co-starring role in a sequel should the first film be successful. Always putting the cart before the horse that Hollywood. Meanwhile, Williams is one of four new names added to the cast of Paul Feig's new Ghostbusters film. »

- Brad Brevet

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Rachel McAdams Rumored for Female Lead in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

23 hours ago

Rachel McAdams is the clear standout as far as I'm concerned in this new season of "True Detective". We'll also get to see her in Southpaw later this month and potential Oscar contender Spotlight later this year, but as far as the future is concerned, she's only rumored to be attached to a possible Sherlock Holmes 2, but it appears she may have another big budget franchise on her plate. Heroic Hollywood is reporting a rumor McAdams has been offered the female lead role in Doctor Strange opposite Benedict Cumberbatch playing the title character. The report says nothing about what character she would play though some are speculating it may be that of Clea, a potential love interest for Strange. As of now the only other confirmed member of the cast is Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One as the story centers on neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, »

- Brad Brevet

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Marvel vs. DC, Ben Affleck Says DC Movies are a Little More "Realistic" and Less "Glib"

6 July 2015 1:14 PM, PDT

Warner Bros. is trying really hard to make sure people know they're not copying Marvel Studios. Sure, they're making superhero movies. Yes, they all exist in a big connected universe. Of course they're going to lead to bigger team-up films that promise action we've never seen before. However, they aren't Marvel Studios, and everyone has reasons why. The newest Batman, Ben Affleck, recently spoke to EW about the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and gave his version of what separates Marvel films from WB/DC films. Affleck said, "It is more mythic, it is more grand in that way, and it is a little more realistic. Just by their nature, these films can't be as funny or as quick or as glib as Marvel movies." Glib, huhc Needless to say, those are strong words. This comes on the heels of both WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara saying WB's DC Comics »

- Charles Dean

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Box Office: 'Inside Out' Edges Out 'Jurassic World' for #1, Pushing 'Terminator' & 'Magic Mike' Aside

6 July 2015 12:50 PM, PDT

Before we get to the newcomers over this Fourth of July box office weekend, we must acknowledge the holdovers. It was a tight race between Jurassic World and Pixar's Inside Out, but in the end the animated family-feature narrowly edged out the genetically modified dinosaurs for the top spot. With $29.7 million, Inside Out bested Jurassic World by just over $500,000, stealing what would have been a fourth weekend at #1 and what would have been Universal's second film of the year to repeat at #1 four times in a row after Furious 7. Winning four weekends in a row isn't an easy feat, doing it twice in one year is even more impressive considering the last time it happened was 2012 when The Hunger Games pulled the fourpeat and, before that, it was The Dark Knight in 2008. Jurassic World is now at $556.5 million domestically and it's just a matter of time before it bests »

- Brad Brevet

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With Today's Blockbuster Universes are We to Assume No Story is Ever Finishedc

6 July 2015 12:04 PM, PDT

Note: The first paragraph of this post contains a Terminator Genisys spoiler. Skip to the second paragraph if you want to avoid it. By the end of Terminator Genisys we are to believe Skynet has been destroyed. That's it, no more, all done. If you walk out of the theater as the credits roll and make it into the lobby before a mid-credits scene plays, that's the impression you'll be left with. However, as those that have now seen it realize, the Matt Smith character, seen briefly in the film's opening and periodically throughout the finale, mimicking the behavior of Resident Evil's Red Queen, is still "alive" and Skynet still has plans of its own. The scene renders the entirety of the film moot as we now know Smith's character was merely a creation to ensure the story never ends, thus allowing for more films to be made. Whether »

- Brad Brevet

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New 'Ant-Man' TV Spot Spoils Avengers Cameo

6 July 2015 10:34 AM, PDT

Warning, this post contains spoilers that could be revealed merely be scrolling down the post. Since making this expanded universe of theirs, it shouldn't be shocking to see an Avenger or two pop into adjacent Marvel movies. But isn't part of the fun not knowing who will show up whenc The company behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn't seem to agree, or care. That, or they're pulling a Terminator Genisys and doing whatever they can to get people to see their latest movie, especially considering it's the newest character to be introduced into the McU. Either way, this Spanish TV spot for next week's Ant-Man lets you know one particular superhero friend that will make his way into this new origins-tale blockbuster. If you don't want to know who it is, naturally don't read any further. Alrighty then, so Falcon (Anthony Mackie) pops in for a quick how-do-you-do in this insect-themed story. »

- Will Ashton

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Early 2016 Oscar Predictions: First Look at Best Actor

6 July 2015 10:23 AM, PDT

We're over the mid-year hump and on our way down, but there's still a lot left to see so yes, these are early predictions, but it's time to get the ducks in a row so we can begin shuffling the board as movies are released and contenders fall off and are added on. Last week I offered up an updated look at the Best Picture field for the 2016 Oscars and today I'm opening the doors for a first look at the Best Actor field, which currently includes 30 contenders. Let's have a look. As always, when you begin taking a look this early in the game most of the names that rise to the top are for unseen, but assumed they will be great, performances. My opening field is really no different with only one performance in my top five having been seen, though there could still be a case made »

- Brad Brevet

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Five "Loteria Card" Posters for 'Sicario' Released

6 July 2015 9:20 AM, PDT

Promoting the release of the upcoming cartel thriller, Sicario, from writer/director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy), Lionsgate has released five "Lotería Card" Posters, paying homage to traditional Loteria cards - the Latin game that originated in Mexico. The cards feature members of the cast including Emily Blunt as FBI agent Kate Macer, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin as well as two others featuring images that "capture the themes" of the film. The film's title, Sicario, means hitman in Mexico and the film focuses on the border area stretching between Mexico and the U.S. where an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Along with those already mentioned, the film co-stars Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan and Daniel Kaluuya. Sicario releases in theaters on Sept. 18. sb id="1534759" height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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Everything We Know About 'True Detective' Season 2 So Far

6 July 2015 8:42 AM, PDT

In an effort to get all my ducks in a row for our "True Detective" podcast I decided to sit down and rewatch the first three episodes, taking notes on each character, situation and the fictional city of Vinci. Before getting to the dirty details, the nuts and bolts of the series begin with the murder of Vinci City Manager Benjamin Caspere, a murder that brings together Detective Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams), Detective Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), Officer Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) and career criminal attempting to go legit, Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn). Ray Velcoro is a drunk, troubled detective with an ex-wife looking for sole custody of their child and the misfortune of working the Caspere murder case while also having to answer to the corrupt Vinci police department, mayor and Frank Semyon. Semyon finds himself in a financial fix as a result of Caspere's death as Caspere was »

- Brad Brevet

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'Terminator Genisys' Director Says, "You may not get this, but who caresc"

6 July 2015 8:11 AM, PDT

I will say this for Alan Taylor, I appreciate the fact he doesn't hold back or play the publicity game the same way as most folks in Hollywood. He's been more than open when it comes to his dealings with Marvel while directing Thor: The Dark World as well as opening up about the marketing of his latest film, Terminator Genisys, which took a bit of a beating stateside this weekend. Now, in a new interview with The Daily Beast, Taylor discusses Terminator's now-convoluted timeline and whether or not understanding it is even important. "We start in 2029 during the Future War, then go back to... 1984, jumping into...2017. So that's three," Taylor said. "But when we start the movie we're actually pre-Judgment Day, because we're watching a happy beautiful world that was lost. And then Judgment Day happens. Then we cut ahead to...Post-Judgment Day. So that's actually two more time frames, »

- Brad Brevet

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"True Detective" Recap & Review: Season 2, Episode 3, "Maybe Tomorrow"

5 July 2015 10:00 PM, PDT

Riot shells... "True Detective" wastes no time resolving the cliffhanger set up at the end of its last episode. That decision, as well as the decision to keep Det. Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) alive at all, set up "Maybe Tomorrow" as a worthy follow up to "Night Finds You" and keeps this season's momentum firing. The opening dream sequence falls squarely in the disorienting category. Velcoro has visions of his father and this scene assuaged any fears I may have had when faced with the possibility of exactly the type of "cop out" we ended up getting. The character of Ray Velcoro and Colin Farrell's performance are an integral part of what gives this story it's vitality and spark. In a television landscape where shows like "Game of Thrones" kill off a main character seemingly every week, the audience could be considered numb to a twist dependent on a major casualty. »

- Michael Hindle

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The Podcast You Deserve: S2 E3 "Maybe Tomorrow"

5 July 2015 7:43 PM, PDT

The third episode of the second season of "True Detective" peels even more layers away and we're back with the "True Detective" podcast, "The Podcast You Deserve", featuring myself, Brad Brevet, and Kevin Jagernauth from The Playlist as we continue our recaps and reviews of each episode of this new season. It didn't take long to get the answer to what happened to Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), but the answer only results in more questions. The big takeaway for this third episode, however, isn't Ray's fate, but the increased intrigue surrounding Taylor Kitsch's character, Officer Paul Woodrugh. You can listen directly below, download here or subscribe at iTunes. Episode: Season Two, Episode 3 - "Maybe Tomorrow" Synopsis: Paul (Taylor Kitsch) works the prostitute angle, while Frank (Vince Vaughn) receives the first casualty in a secret war, and steps back into a world he'd left behind. readmore postid="181941" »

- Brad Brevet

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