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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Game Night In St. Louis

Jason Bateman (the “Horrible Bosses” films, “Arrested Development,” “Ozark”) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight,” “Dr. Strange”) team up in New Line Cinema’s action comedy Game Night.

Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks, arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be.

Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out
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Avengers: Infinity War Gets an Amazing Retro Mashup Trailer!

I know a lot of you are excited about Avengers: Infinity War, so while we wait for it to be released, which seems like a lifetime away, we have a great retro mashup trailer for you to watch! It comes from Darth Blender and it features a mashup of footage from several classic superhero films that were made in the 80s and 90s. I'm sure you'll remember some of these if you were up to speed with what Marvel was doing during this era. Below the video, you'll find a list of all the films that were used and all the characters that the actors are meant to play.

I love that Chuck Norris in The Punisher! It also features Burt Reynolds as Iron Man, David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury, Jean-Claude Van Damme as Winter Soldier, Dennis Quaid as Star-Lord, Eddie Murphy as Falcon and more!

You are welcome to
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Star Wars, Marvel, and More Tables for Pinball FX3 Confirmed

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As Zen Studios prepares to launch Pinball FX3, they've provided a list of previously released tables (from Pinball FX2) that will import over entirely free for gamers who already purchased them. This includes Star Wars, Bethesda's tables, all the Marvel packs, and many more. Come inside to check out the full list!

If you're looking forward to some virtual pinball action with the new Pinball FX3, you'll have plenty of tables to choose from when it launches (on top of the new Universal Studios pack). As previously announced, certain pinball tables that players have purchased from the previous game will be able to import over to the new hotness for free. Today, they've told us exactly which ones will be compatible at launch, which will also give them a graphical boost and new modes of play:

Zen Studios continues to crank away on Pinball FX3, the biggest and most community-driven pinball game ever created.
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Oscars 2017: The Complete Winners List

Oscars 2017: The Complete Winners List
The 89th Annual Academy Awards kicked off Sunday at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and as expected, the A-Listers came dressed to impress.

La La Land star Emma Stone wowed in a classy, custom-created Givenchy gown, while Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson opted for a blue velvet Alberta Ferretti dress, which featured a thigh-high slit. The men looked just as handsome, with Stone's co-star, Ryan Gosling, sporting a Gucci suit, and Fifty Shades Darker star Jamie Dornan in a cream-colored tuxedo jacket.

And while the red carpet looks were undoubtedly fabulous, all eyes were on the night's big winners. See the full list of everyone who took home a shiny statuette and check back throughout the night for updates!

Best Picture

Moonlight

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Fences

Arrival

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea *Winner*

Denzel Washington, [link
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2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations

2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations
The 89th Academy Awards nominees were revealed on Tuesday morning, and as expected, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's musical movie, La La Land, earned the most nominations.

La La Land earned 14 nominations, making the film tied with Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950) for the most Oscar nods in history.

Previous Oscar-winning and nominated actors -- including Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe -- read off the nominees in the pre-taped Oscars announcement.

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Here's the full list of nominees:

Best Picture:

Moonlight

La La Land

Lion

Manchester By the Sea

Fences

Arrival

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea

Denzel Washington, Fences

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Vigo Mortenson, Captain Fantastic

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Best Supporting Actor:

Dev Patel, Lion

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

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7 Obscure Super Hero Films You Probably Haven’t Seen

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We’re currently in a boom period for superhero films, with plenty more on the way. It’s the golden age for comic book fans. Characters like Wonder Woman, Dr. Strange and the Justice League are all coming to theaters, joining established franchises like Thor and Captain America. But some of you may not know that these characters all had live-action movies made about them before. Cinelinx looks at 7 obscure super films you probably haven’t seen.

#1. Doctor Strange: In 1978, a two-hour made-for-tv movie aired about the master of the mystic arts. Dr. Strange was meant to be a pilot for a proposed weekly CBS TV series. Peter Hooten played Doctor Strange and Jessica Walters played villainess Morgana Le Fey. CBS was already airing Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk and was trying to go for the hat trick, bringing the Doc to TV. However, it was not to be.
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Taschen Books Celebrate Comic Book History In Style

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By Adrian Smith

75 Years of Marvel Comics. From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen

Roy Thomas, Josh Baker

Hardcover with fold-out, ribbon bookmark, and four-foot accordion-fold timeline

11.4 x 15.6 in.

712 pages

Published 2014

Isbn: 9783836548458

$200/ £135

75 Years of DC Comics. The Art of Modern Mythmaking

Paul Levitz

Hardcover with fold-out, ribbon bookmark

11.4 x 15.6 in.

720 pages

Published 2010

Isbn: 9783836519816

$200/ £135

If you take a look at the top 100 all-time highest worldwide grossing movies, fifteen of them are either Marvel or DC comic adaptations. According to Box Office Mojo the third highest grossing film of all time is The Avengers (2012) at over a billion and a half dollars. Comics, it would seem, are major players in the world of entertainment.

Seventy-five years ago it was all very different. Comics were for children and were disregarded as both an entertainment medium and as an art form. Comics were disposable. Because of their ephemeral nature surviving early copies now trade hands for vast sums.
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Stan Lee's 'Chakra: The Invincible' To Become Bollywood Film

Stan Lee's 'Chakra: The Invincible' To Become Bollywood Film
In 2011, comic book legend Stan Lee created Chakra: The Invincible, his first Indian superhero after years of brainstorming the likes of Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk and many more. Following the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its lesser-known properties like Guardians of the Galaxy, producers in Bollywood, the world's largest motion picture industry, have now set their sights on a live-action film based on Chakra: The Invincible, the Hollywood Reporter writes. An animated version of Chakra aired on Indian television in 2013.

"We've set up some great
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Unseen Superhero Cameos Are the Hot New Thing in Comic Book Movies

Stan Lee cameos and Easter eggs that are actually visible to the eye are old hat as comic book movie conventions. The hot new thing is apparently to have an unseen cameo from a notable superhero. This trend may include the slight references to the existence of offscreen characters, like the acknowledgement of Black Panther in Iron Man 3, Stephen Strange (aka Dr. Strange) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Adam Warlock in Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy, but now it’s starting to be bigger than those inconsequential fan-service winks. Characters are showing up in and adding to the action of major comic book movie plots without actually being visible in the frame or named in any way whatsoever. So far, we’ve already gotten Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, in the Captain America sequel and Aquaman in Man of Steel. Don’t recall seeing either? Exactly
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Will Marvel Pounce On "Black Panther" ?

Stan Lee, co-creator of hundreds of Marvel Comics characters including "Spider-Man", "Iron Man", "Thor", "Ant-Man", "Daredevil", "The Fantastic Four", "Dr. Strange" and "The Incredible Hulk",  said that of all the characters in the Marvel Comics Universe, the one most deserving of a live-action big screen treatment is "Black Panther":

"Black Panther" created by Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, debuted in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" #52 (July 1966), as the first black superhero in mainstream American comic books. 

The "Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther" DVD release,   based on the variant Marvel Comics series by writer Reginald Hudlin and illustrator John Romita Jr., stars Djimon Hounsou as 'Black Panther', Jill Scott as 'Storm', Kerry Washington as 'Princess Shuri', Alfre Woodard as 'Dondi Reese'/'Queen Mother' and Carl Lumbly as 'Uncle S'Yan' : 

"...Deep in the heart of Africa lies 'Wakanda', an advanced and unconquerable civilization. A family of warrior-kings possessing superior speed,
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Marvel Changes Movies Part 1: The Rise of Marvel

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Marvel began life as a small-time comic book publisher called Timely Publications and released their first comic book in October of 1939 featuring the Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner. For over sixty years, they dealt with a rollercoaster of popularity and public interest, at times reveling in great success with properties such as Spider-Man and at other times barely making it by. In 1996, Marvel filed for bankruptcy when the industry slumped, but now, in 2014, Marvel is an absolute powerhouse and is leading not only the comics industry, but the film industry as well. Today we’ll look at the history of Marvel and the events that led them to a point where they could become a movie-making behemoth.

Movies are changing, and Marvel is at the helm. Join us for part 1 of a four part special event as we explore where Marvel came from, how they rose to silver screen prominence,
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Marvel’s ‘Dr. Strange’ to Be Directed by Scott Derrickson (Exclusive)

Marvel’s ‘Dr. Strange’ to Be Directed by Scott Derrickson (Exclusive)
As Marvel keeps hunting for its “Ant-Man” director, the company continues to move forward with its next phase of films, tapping Scott Derrickson to helm “Dr. Strange.”

Talks are still early, but sources say Derrickson, who most recently directed “Sinister,” is Marvel’s choice and a deal should be struck shortly.

Marvel had no comment.

The pic will be produced by Kevin Feige, who, over the years, has repeatedly said how badly he wants to get a “Dr. Strange” movie made. Executive producers on the project are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Stephen Broussard.

The comicbook revolved around a former neurosurgeon who serves as the “Sorcerer Supreme” — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Strange made his first appearance in the 1963 comicbook series “Strange Tales” and would go on to have his own comicbook series and would appear in several other comicbooks that included “The Fantastic Four,
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Captain America History 101 – Redux

Well, the big day is finally here! After leading the Avengers in stopping an alien invasion Summer before last, our favorite shield-slinger returns to the multiplexes in an all new solo adventure (well, he’s got some help from the Black Widow and the high-flyin’ Falcon)! Before you head out, you may want to brush up on all things Steve Rogers (don’t worry, this won’t be on the final!)! Have fun and buy bonds!

Read my original review of Captain America Here.

Here’s my original article that ran on Wamg before Captain America: The First Avenger was released in 2011.

The very first appearance of the sentinel of liberty.

Okay fellow movie geeks! Ready for a bit of pop culture history? Before you head out to the multiplex this weekend to see Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger, let’s get better acquainted with the story of this star-spangled superhero.
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Who Is Marvel’s Doctor Strange?

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggath! If you even remotely recognize this statement, you may be familiar with Marvel’s biggest practitioner of the mystic arts, Dr. Strange. Dr. Stephen Strange is currently the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe and ruminations have been coming in hard and fast about the good doctor in relation to the Marvel movie landscape. It would seem at this point, with rumors ranging from Marvel bringing in Johnny Depp to discuss the character to Marvel studios looking at various directors to helm the project, that it’s not a question of if Strange will find himself joining the ranks of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, but when! Don’t know much about the Master of the Mystic arts? Well strap on your Eye of Agamotto and dig out your Wand of Watoomb from the closet, because Collider has you covered. Hit
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Marvel is Looking for Directors to Direct Their Doctor Strange Movie

So wait, does this mean Marvel really is making a Doctor Strange movie? It would appear so, because the trades are reporting that the studio currently has four names in mind to helm the Sorcerer Supreme’s second screen outing. (As you’ll recall, Stephen Strange previously made his debut in the 1978 TV movie “Dr. Strange” starring Peter Hooten.) The people Marvel is currently eyeballing for the gig include Mark Andrews (Pixar’s “Brave”), Nikolaj Arcel (“A Royal Affair”); Dean Israelite (“Welcome to Yesterday”), and Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies”). So who will get the gig? First of all, Marvel always goes as left-field as possible. So, looking at this list from that Pov, who is the likely candidate? I…have no idea. But hey, they’re definitely making “Doctor Strange” movie! So if you’ve been waiting to see the Sorcerer Supreme get that big-screen treatment he deserves, this is it.
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Marvel Draws Up Dr Strange Directors Shortlist

Marvel Draws Up Dr Strange Directors Shortlist
With the Guardians Of The Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier roll-outs well underway, Marvel/Disney is turning its attentions to projects further in the future. Ant-Man is coming together with Edgar Wright and a surprising cast, and now the studio has drawn up its shortlist of possible writers and directors for Sorcerer Supreme Dr. Strange. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Andrews, Nicolaj Arcel, Dean Israelite and Jonathan Levine are currently having conversations about manning the cameras, while John Abel and Glen Berger might be in the frame for the screenplay.Dr. Strange was originally born from the brains of Stan Lee and art genius Steve Ditko, and began life as a selfish New York surgeon (named Stephen Strange) who loses his professional skills in a car crash. After falling on hard times, he visits a healer in the Himalayas known as The Ancient One, and learns to tap into psychic powers.
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"Doctor Strange": TV's 'Sorcerer Supreme'

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With Marvel Studios gearing up for a big screen 3D "Doctor Strange" feature, adapting the Marvel Comics' character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, take another look @ the entire 1978 CBS TV pilot "Dr. Strange", written and directed by Philip DeGuere, starring Peter Hooten as 'Dr. Stephen Strange', Sir John Mills as 'Lindmer' aka 'The Ancient One' and Jessica Walter as 'Morgan Le Fey':

"...'Clea Lake' becomes a pawn of the sorceress 'Morgan Le Fay'. Meanwhile, the primary defender of the world against threats of a magical nature, the 'Sorcerer Supreme' is 'Thomas Lindmer'. 

"He and his pupil 'Wong' contact a psychiatrist named 'Stephen Strange', who is the heir to becoming the next Sorcerer Supreme.

"As Strange bears a magical ring, Lindmer must convince Strange of the reality of the mystical world where the battle between good and evil is played out on a magical level, unknown to the mundane world,
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Huge Rumor About Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Huge Rumor About Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Comic-Con is set to start on Thursday in San Diego, but the website Latino Review got the jump on all things geek on Monday by publishing a big rumor about the next potential Marvel blockbuster.

According to the site, Marvel Studios wants Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Dr. Strange in an upcoming feature film about the beloved comic book character. Whether Gordon-Levitt wants to participate, of course, is unclear: Latino Review notes that Gordon-Levitt might not even be aware that Marvel wants him for the film, though it should be pointed out that the studio was previously rumored to have discussed "Guardians of the Galaxy" with the 32-year-old star. (HuffPost Entertainment contacted Gordon-Levitt's representatives about the rumor; this post will be updated with their response.)

Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the Dr. Strange comics focus on Stephen Strange, "a former neurosurgeon, a practicing sorcerer" who "serves as the Sorcerer Supreme,
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San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Day Four (July 21st) Light on Horror but Includes Supernatural, Under the Dome, The Skin Trade, and a Few Others

Two weeks from now Sdcc 2013 will be winding down, so are there enough horror offerings to entice attendees back to the show for Day 4 (July 21)? With "Supernatural" kicking things off bright and early, we say, "Yes!"

Also on the schedule for Sunday (traditionally the family-themed day of the event) are "Under the Dome," an update on the adaptation of George R.R. Martin's werewolf/Pi/serial killer mashup novella The Skin Trade, a chance to build your own monster, surviving in a post-apocalyptic world, a Neil Gaiman Spotlight panel, a look at what's coming from Diamond Select Toys, a how-to on creating suspenseful, exciting, anxiety-inducing stories, and per usual, a screening of "Buffy the Musical: Once More with Feeling" to close things out.

Since the horror offerings are so light, we've expanded our Day 4 highlights list to cover such topics as the future of sci-fi novels, the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who,
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Marvelous Da7e #3: Amazing Spider-Tweets and Stan Lee

Welcome to Issue 3 of ‘The Marvelous Da7e!’

Real quick mission statement: this column is for discussion of superhero movie news and superhero movies. Titular allegiance aside, this sphere includes non-Marvel properties.

This week: I can’t help myself but talk about some Amazing Spider-Man 2 set photos, try to assuage your fears, then I’ll cover how Stan Lee really is ‘The Man’ by basically out-reporting us all by accident.

Amazing! Spectacular!

Though the 2013 San Diego Comic Con lurks under the surface of super movie fandom like the faint shadow of the Phoenix under Reidan Lake at the end of X2: X-Men United, spending and undo amount of time on the rumblings of a Dr. Strange-centric Phase 3 and details about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. seems destined to end in anticlimax… Also very similar to the shadow of the Phoenix at the end of X2.
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