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- Justin Vactor
In a recent interview with Variety, the trade asked Ben Affleck what he considers to be the bigger challenge: making sure that an adaptation of a beloved novel like Gone Girl does the source material justice or taking on a lead role in what they describe as the "greatest comic book franchise ever". Here's what he told them. "Probably the comicbook franchise, if only because Batman has been around since the 1930s and a fixed part of American culture. But, anytime you build a character when the audience has a firm belief on how it should be, like “Fifty Shades” or “Star Wars” … It can be an asset and a challenge. Anyone who did it would face that challenge. The truth is, it all melts away once people see the movie." Based on the borderline ridiculous reaction to Affleck being cast in the role, you can understand his position here, »
Theo Rossi will admit he was competitive playing Scene It? with his friends when they first moved from New York to La, so it’s no surprise that he’s an entertainment junkie. To prove it, the man who plays Juice on FX’s Sons of Anarchy sat down to take one of our Pop Culture Personality Tests.
Watch the video and read the transcript the below—then feel guilty for thinking Juice must die this season.
EW: Who was your first celebrity crush?
Rossi: My first celebrity crush was actually Alyssa Milano. I remember. Who’s the Boss? I remember. »
- Mandi Bierly
While there was much ado about Ben Affleck’s casting as the Caped Crusader in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” not nearly as many people took issue with the star playing the somewhat smarmy male lead in David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel “Gone Girl.” To promote the latter film, which opens Friday, Affleck participated in a Facebook chat where he answered questions about both projects.
We’ve included some of the best questions and answers here and organized them by project. Warning: There are minor “Gone Girl” spoilers for those who have not read the book.
What, if anything, did you like about your character Nick?
I didn’t judge my character. I went into to it finding access points. He is designed as an everyman. He tries to be a good person: sometimes he succeeds, sometimes he fails, and sometimes people think he murders his wife. »
- Variety Staff
In the midst of big 2015 films like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Terminator Genysis, Jurassic Park 4 and Star Wars Episode VII, we’re also getting a reboot of the Fantastic Four movie franchise – though you won’t likely find it on most people’s “Most Anticipated” list for the year.
First of all: there’s been criminally little marketing or promotional material for the movie – a big missed opportunity, as far as we’re concerned. Secondly, the casting has been way off target from what most fans expected; actors Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Miles B. Jordan (Chronicle) and Jamie Bell (Jumper) are playing the principal four roles of Reed Richards, ...
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- Kofi Outlaw
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Lightsaber Replacement Keys: […]
- Peter Sciretta
Hot Toys announced over the summer they had (finally) acquired the Star Wars license and that fans could expect not only 1/6th scaled figures but also 1/4 scale in the near future. This was an announcement eagerly anticipated by collectors. Until this point Ht had only produced one sixth scaled Star Wars figure, Bespin Luke Skywalker, sub-licensed through Sideshow Collectibles. The Luke figure quickly became the quintessential 1/6th scaled Star Wars figure, and though SS has made vast strides in their armored, helmeted figures, their sculpting, paint apps and actor likenesses are far from on par with the quality work of the Ht team.
My first thought was that Han Solo would be the inaugural figure, but from which film I wasn’t sure. My hope was that it would be Han from Empire, with a Star Wars Han-yes, the film is called Star Wars not A New Hope-a close second. »
- Dominic F
2015 is an exciting time for Star Wars fans as Marvel kick off the year with Star Wars #1, a new series set following the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, taking fans back to the days following the destruction of the first Death Star, as the beloved characters from the iconic trilogy forge ahead for brand new adventures! Following that book will be Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 in February and Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 in March. "[When] I was offered the opportunity to do this cover I was both thrilled beyond belief and as nervous as I was when I did my very first professional work over twenty years ago," Marvel COO told StarWars.com about providing this variant cover. "To have the opportunity to illustrate the classic cast members in one piece has been by far one of the highlights of my career as an »
Here's a cool set of digital Star Wars vinyl caricatures that were created by Evil Corp. I've included a few other figures that pay tribute to other movies like The Shining, An American Werewolf in London, Spinal Tap, and Army of Darkness. You can check them all out below! In case you missed them, you can find some other figurines for Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End that we posted a few weeks ago right here.
Via: XombieDirge »
- Joey Paur
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Get your thumbs ready: Tetris is finally heading to the big screen sometime in the near future! Threshold Entertainment has teamed-up with the Tetris Company to develop an adaptation of the popular 80s video game.
No cast members or director have been set yet for Tetris, which will be a live-action take on the puzzle game. A story is in place, though it is unclear if a screenplay has been completed. Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff describes the impending feature film:
"It's a very big, epic sci-fi movie. This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes. What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance."
John Bailey, Gale Anne Hurd, John Knoll and Michael Tronick have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the council’s membership to 25 for 2014-2015.
Bailey is a cinematographer with more than four decades behind the camera. He joined the Academy in 1981 and is currently a governor representing cinematographers. Bailey was elected to a vice president post this year.
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Hurd is producer and CEo of her own company, Valhalla Motion Pictures, with credits including films “Aliens” and “The Terminator” trilogy, as well as ‘The Walking Dead” on AMC. A former Academy governor, Hurd has chaired the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Committee, Investment Committee, Producers Branch Executive Committee and Festival Grants Committee, and has been a member of the Producers Branch since 1987.
Knoll is currently the »
- Shelli Weinstein
All month long in our Gamerlinx editorial series, we’ve been talking about the best exclusives to have ever graced the Nintendo systems. While our writers have done a great job breaking some of them down, there’s simply too many to cover in one month! So instead, for our final article this month we’ve opened it up to All of our writers to briefly discuss our favorite Nintendo exclusives that we’re still playing to this day. Come check out our lists and share your own!
Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified gaming-related topic, similar to our Movielinx series on the film side of things. These articles will be notified by the Gamerlinx banner. Gamerlinx is an exploration and discussion of our personal connections with video games. This month, we're putting the focus solely on Nintendo's gaming consoles, and exploring »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
This December, The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies will represent the final chapter in Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings saga. Telling all of the main stories, there will be nothing significant written by J.R.R. Tolkien to adapt (aside from The Silmarillion). But, like Star Wars, there is an expanded universe of Middle-Earth tales left to tell. The new video game Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor looks to be the single most ambitious attempt to tell a Lord Of The Rings story since Jackson's »
- Alex Maidy
Get ready for worlds to collide like never before! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you to the center of the battle between apes and humans with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on December 2 and on Digital HD™ November 11. The film quickly became the highest grossing film in the franchise, netting nearly $680 million at the box office*, and the most critically acclaimed blockbuster of the summer**.
Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell star in this thrilling next chapter of Planet of the Apes. It is 2026, and humanity has been pushed to near extinction by a deadly virus. When a group of survivors desperate to find a new source of power travel into the woods near San Francisco, they discover a highly evolved community of intelligent apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis).  The two species form a fragile peace but dissention »
It has been officially announced that Fox Home Entertainment will release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Blu-ray and DVD on December 2nd, with an early Digital HD release on November 11th:
“Los Angeles, Calif. (September 30, 2014) – Get ready for worlds to collide like never before! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you to the center of the battle between apes and humans with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on December 2 and on Digital HD™ November 11. The film quickly became the highest grossing film in the franchise, netting nearly $680 million at the box office*, and the most critically acclaimed blockbuster of the summer**.
Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell star in this thrilling next chapter of The Planet of the Apes. It is 2026, and humanity has been pushed to near extinction by a deadly virus. When a group of »
- Jonathan James
Before J.J. Abrams secured the job of kicking off Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy, numerous filmmakers were linked with the director’s chair on Star Wars: Episode VII, including David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club), who has spoken about meeting with Disney and Lucasfilm during a promotional interview for his new film Gone Girl.
“I talked to [Kathleen Kennedy] about it, but I think that it’s a different thing from… I don’t know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like,” Fincher tells Total Film. “It’s tricky. My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, ‘I want to do something more like that,’ then I’m sure the people paying for it would be like, ‘No! You can’t do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!’ “I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3Po and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, »
- Gary Collinson
Employees from Lucasfilm, Ilm, and other tenants of the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco participated in the Lucasfilm Sidewalk Art Festival last weekend. The annual event features several chalk art illustrations created by teams of 2 to 4 people. The art was inspired by Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and other films.
The winners of the friendly art competition include a van Gogh inspired “Death Starry Night,” an Edvard Munch-ian “C-3Po Scream,” “Calvin and Hoth,” a parked 3D landspeeder, “Two Masters,” Yoda and Aladdin’s genie, and “Indy’s Whip It!”
You can see those and several other photos of the fun and amusing sidewalk chalk art below thanks to StarWars.com.
- Joey Paur
One of the best films of the Summer (if not The best) was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. While it's no longer hitting the big screen, you're chance to take this masterpiece home is coming up just in time for the Holidays. 20th Century Fox has revealed when you'll be watching the Apes again and what special features will be included on the disc when it arrives.
I've been waiting for this announcement for a while now, as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is probably my favorite movie of the Summer (with a chance of Guardians of the Galaxy edging it out). While I'm sad I've got to wait until December 2, 2014 to get my hands on it, it's nice to finally have a blu-ray release date for this film:
Get ready for worlds to collide like never before! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you to »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
One of those "what if" scenarios that apparently was close to fruition is a David Fincher-directed "Episode VII." The master behind "Se7en," "Fight Club," and the new "Gone Girl" considered taking on the newest film in the iconic franchise.
Fincher worried about meeting the newly-merged studio's expectations. "If I said, 'I want to do something more like that,' then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!'" he aid.
- Kelly Woo
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