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The Enemy Within: Wonderful Start to Captain Marvel/Avengers Assemble Cross-over
27 minutes ago
Avengers: The Enemy Within #1
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Drawn by Scott Hepburn
Colouring by Jordie Bellaire
Lettering by Joe Caramagna
Published by Marvel Comics
If Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel isn’t the face of Marvel Comics today, then she probably should be. Her rise to A-list superhero, along with the debut of her new series, has chronicled a massive gain in recognition for the character, thanks to writer Kelly Sue DeConnick. DeConnick, herself a rising star in the comics industry just as Danvers is in her own universe, has been the voice for Carol Danvers for a year now, writing her in “Captain Marvel”, “Avengers Assemble”, “Avenging Spider-Man” for a two-issue stint, and is now crossing over “Captain Marvel” with “Avengers Assemble” for a five issue story-arc. Since Danvers’ self-promotion from ‘Ms.’ to ‘Captain’, she has arguably been the most exciting and refreshing character to watch in superhero comics, »
- Trevor Dobbin
Bates Motel Podcast Episode 10: “Midnight”
7 hours ago
Over the course of the first season, Bates Motel has had its ups and downs, particularly in the structure; but the things that do work about Bates Motel have continued to work since the very first episode. And while the writing is sometimes uneven and the direction tonally inconsistent, we’ve somehow made it this far. On episode 10 of our Bates Motel podcast, Randy, Rick and Deepayan discuss the season as a whole, the episode finale titled “Midnight,” and take some extra time to compare Bates Motel to some of their favourite genre shows. Apologies in advance for the terrible sound quality and extended running time.
Chromatics – “Kill for Love”
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Hey Montreal! Le Cinéclub / The Film Society & W.P.U.C. Present: Buster Keaton’s ‘The General’
7 hours ago
Buster Keaton’s silent comic masterpiece never fails to get an audience laughing from the beginning and applauding by the end. To help recreate a 1920s night at the movies, the film will be accompanied by live music and every attendee will receive a vintage-style souvenir program. For added pleasure, they will screen a vintage film print on a “reel” movie projector. Plus: Popcorn, home-made desserts, coffee, tea, beer etc.
The guest speaker is Oscar-nominated Gerald Potterton who directed Buster Keaton in The Railrodder (1966). He also worked on Yellow Submarine (1968) and directed the animated cult film Heavy Metal (1980). Also on display will be Potterton’s impressive recent oil paintings.
On grand piano: Shayne Gryn
The whole event takes place in a magnificent gothic church and is definitely not to be missed!
When: Saturday May 25, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Where: W. P. United Church, 4695 deMaisonneuve W. (métro Vendôme)
Admission: $12, $8 (students & 65+) at the door, »
‘The East’ Image Gallery
8 hours ago
Fox Searchlight has released a batch of new high-resolution images from director Zal Batmanglij’s (Sound of My Voice) eco-terrorist thriller The East, starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, Julia Ormond, Shiloh Fernandez, and Jason Ritter. Writers Batmanglij and Marling spent two months in 2009 practicing freeganism and co-wrote a screenplay based on their experiences and drawing on thriller films. The film which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to mostly positive reviews, opens on May 31st.
The East, a suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller from acclaimed writer-director Zal Batmanglij and writer-actress Brit Marling, stars Marling as former FBI agent Sarah Moss. Moss is starting a new career at Hiller Brood, an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of its A-list corporate clientele. Handpicked for a plum assignment by the company’s head honcho, Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), Sarah goes deep undercover to infiltrate The East, »
Watch the amazing, and final trailer for ‘Man of Steel’
8 hours ago
Credit to those who were hired to market The Man of Steel. The marketing has been incredible thus far, and if you think they couldn’t possibly top the last trailer, you are wrong. Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Superman film, and it is simply amazing. The latest trailer is much shorter than the previous one but, a spectacle no less – and this time around it is the villains that are placed in the spotlight. Beginning with the same warning that was featured in thefirst viral video, the new trailer is focused almost entirely on Michael Shannon’s General Zod. This certainly seems like a fresh take to Superman’s nemesis. Hopefully the film lives up to the hype. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th. Check out the new trailer below. Enjoy!
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the »
- Kyle Reese
Watch a clip for Cannes Entry ‘Michael Kohlhaas’
10 hours ago
French filmmaker Arnaud des Pallières’s new film, Michael Kohlhaas is an adaptation of the Heinrich Von Kleist novella from 1811 of the same name. The film was selected to play in the main competition of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival – marking the first time that a film by des Pallières competes for the Palme d’Or. Set in sixteenth-century France, the film features Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant and Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, who this time last year, went on to win the Best Actor prize at Cannes for his role in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt. The first clip for the film has been released, which you can watch below. Enjoy!
Watch A New Clip From Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’
11 hours ago
A new clip has been released from Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, which kicked off Un Certain Regard last week at Cannes. Unlike most films screening at the film festival, audiences elsewhere won’t have to wait very long to watch the movie. The Bling Ring hits theaters next month, and despite some rather negative reviews, I’m still excited to see it.
In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on the glamorous life, tracked their celebrity targets online, and stole more than 3 million in luxury goods from their homes. Their victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Rachel Bilson, and the gang became known in the media as “The Bling Ring.”
Awesome Thrillema Poster Art
11 hours ago
In association with Carbon Arc Cinema, the Thrillema screenings, which are held at the Museum Of Natural History in Halifax, have brought classic sci-fi, horror, & cult movies to the big screen since 2008. The event was founded by a local film fanatics, Adam Perry, Mark Palermo, Stephen Cooke, Zach Tovey and John Davies – as well as Hobo With A Shotgun director and producer Jason Eisener and Rob Cotterill. One of the things that makes each screenings so special, is the amazing poster art featured at every event. Take a look at just some of the awesome posters I’ve found online. Enjoy!
‘The Grandmaster’ Image Gallery
11 hours ago
The Grandmaster is a Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts drama film based on the life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man. The film was directed and written by Wong Kar-wai (Chungking Express, Happy Together) and stars Tony Leung as Ip Man. The film chronicles the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster from the 1930s in Foshan, his flight to Hong Kong after the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the events leading to his death.
Revolution, Ep. 1.18: “Clue” provides a solution to a murder mystery
12 hours ago
Revolution, Season 1, Episode 18: “Clue”
Directed by Helen Shaver
Airs Mondays at 10 pm (Et) on NBC
Off the bat, we can probably discount Nora as the Militia’s mole. Director Shaver goes a little further in depicting torture in times of war than you might expect from a network drama, and the episode’s actually much better for it. The brutality grounds the action (Daniella Alonso sells it well) and makes the narrative a touch more legitimate.
It’s a shame then, that the ridiculousness of Revolution soon rears its head as Nora slips away from Monroe’s clutches with Sanborn’s help. The frequency with which the cast fall in and out of captivity borders on the absurd, and thanks to that moment, the “fiction” aspect of sci-fi resurfaces quickly.
We soon shift to another genre, the murder mystery, as we try »
- Kris Holt
‘Man of Steel’ Image Gallery
13 hours ago
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
Monday Night Raw 5/20/13 – Ryback rules at Batista impersonations
14 hours ago
As suspected, Extreme Rules was greatly superior to Wrestlemania in terms of match quality, length and storytelling. How do they keep getting this show so right, and the Grandest Stage of Them All so wrong? It’s not worth dwelling over; let’s instead focus on the pay-per-view itself, namely the fact that they’ve incorporated a ridiculous sports desk for pundits (wrestlers) to offer comment on the evening. The thing is, the likes of Wade Barrett and Titus O’Neill are less inclined to provide insightful analysis than brag about their own prowess. They’re asked a question and then respond with an irrelevant rant about how they’re going to dominate. Imagine watching Jamie Redknapp boast in the Sky Sports newsroom about how he’s far better than Messi. That’s what we’re seeing here, people.
Elsewhere on Extreme Rules, WWE solved the conundrum of pulling the »
- Ed Doyle
The Televerse #90- Bored to Death with Scott Meslow/Spotlight on Mad Men
16 hours ago
It’s finalepalooza this week on the podcast, with the network TV season coming to a close. First we take a look at the comedic finales, as well as the pilot for The Goodwin Games, then we move on to genre, talk Game of Thrones, a slue of finales, and Orphan Black, then continue with reality, and finish with a couple drama finales, as well as Hannibal. Then we spotlight Mad Men’s amphetamine-fueled, “The Crash” before welcoming Scott Meslow from The Week to the DVD Shelf to help us take a look at the short-lived and underappreciated Bored to Death.
- Kate Kulzick
Defiance, Ep. 1.07: “Brothers in Arms” – In No Man’s Land
16 hours ago
Defiance, Season 1: Episode 7 – “Brothers in Arms”
Directed by Andy Wolk
Airs Monday nights at 9 of SyFy
This was the episode of Defiance I was waiting for. For a while now, this series has been hanging its hat on world-building, which hasn’t exactly been disengaging or uninteresting. But there have only been the occasional scenes in which I felt invested in the main characters. “Brothers in Arms” does a great job of using a common trope and subverting it in a way that draws out some legitimately interesting material from Nolan, and that development spreads to other parts and characters in the episode as well. The trope is the old friend of a character, Eddie (an old war buddy of Nolan’s), who comes in and turns out not be the person we think they are. Even sitcoms like Archer used this »
- Sean Colletti
Bates Motel Ep 1.10 ‘Midnight’ ends the season on a low note
18 hours ago
Bates Motel Season 1, Episode 10 ‘Midnight’
Directed by Tucker Gates
returns for season 2 in 2014
(Randy is taking over for Ricky this week. You can read more of Randy’s reviews for other episodes of Bates Motel over at Processed Media).
Campy, frustrating, intriguing, laughably ridiculous… all of these words describe the first season of Bates Motel in some form or another, whether you’re talking about plot, setting, performances, or characters. Unfortunately, the only word that comes to mind when it comes to the finale is “contrived.” At least the show finally put its cards down on the table – except it didn’t, and what cards it put down make little to no sense whatsoever. Top it off with a “shocking” “twist” that nobody could give a fuck less about, and ‘Midnight’ stands as a testament to all that Bates Motel is and isn’t… »
Video of the Day: ‘Star Trek’ Theme Song by Harp Twins electric duo, Camille and Kennerly
19 hours ago
The theme song from Star Trek (originally scored under the title “Where No Man Has Gone Before”) is wihtout a doubt, one of the greatest themes ever composed. The instrumental musical piece written by Alexander Courage has been reinvented a fair number of times throughout the years. Now, identical Twins Camille and Kennerly have created a video, in which they compose their own unique take on the song: an electric duet harp arrangement of the theme from the original series along with the version of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
- Kyle Reese
Watch the First Trailer for Alfonso Cuaron and J.J. Abrams’ New NBC Drama Series ‘Believe’
19 hours ago
Last week we posted a ton of trailers for a bunch new shows that will debut this fall. Some looked terrible and a few seemed promising. This new trailer, however, should have everyone a bit more excited. J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Super 8) and Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Gravity) have teamed up for the first time and collaborated on NBC’s Believe, a hour-long sci-fi drama that centers on a wrongfully-imprisoned death row inmate (Jake McLaughlin) who is broken out of jail in order to protect a young girl (Johnny Sequoyah) with special abilities including levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, and even predict the future.
Believe will premiere on NBC midseason. Watch the trailer below. Enjoy!
Watch A New Trailer for ‘The Wolverine,’ Featuring Some Samurai Sword Swinging action
20 hours ago
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
- Kyle Reese
Watch A New Trailer for Neil Jordan’s Vampire Drama, ‘Byzantium’
21 hours ago
With the vampire sub-genre all but thinning out, it might come as a surprise that award winning Irish filmmaker, Neil Jordan would take interest in directing another vampire drama. The filmmaker has always been fascinated by monsters and/or monstrous people. It was with his subsequent effort, The Crying Game, that his reputation was truly established. A bona fide sleeper hit, the film offered a haunting exploration of the themes of love, betrayal, and obsession on which Jordan has so often focused his movies around. With a major international hit on his resumé, Jordan returned to Hollywood to direct Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, starring heartthrobs Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. The gothic, lush horror was highly popular with audiences, but did not have the same effect on the critics. Now two decades later, Jordan returns with his second vampire film, Byzantium. The film stars Gemma Arterton and »
Watch the first trailer for Ben Wheatley’s ‘A Field In England’
22 hours ago
Visionary British director Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers) has earned deserved reputation for his twisted, dark, violent, and at times funny features. His new film titled A Field In England, is set during the English Civil War and stars Julian Barratt from comedy duo The Mighty Boosh, Wheatley regular Michael Smiley (Kill List), and Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen). A Field in England stars Michael Smile, Peter Ferdinando and Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen). The film is getting a simultaneous release across multiple formats – video on demand, cinema, television and DVD – on the 5th July. You can check out the trailer for the film, which was recently acquired by Drafthouse Films, below.
England: 1648 Ad. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O’Neil and Cutler. O’Neil (Michael Smiley), an alchemist, forces »
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