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Marc Webb teases J. Jonah Jameson appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 3

17 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there’s one thing that everyone can agree is missing from Sony’s rebooted Amazing Spider-Man series, it’s Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson – presumably, because J.K. Simmons done such a fine job at portraying him in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.

Well, it seems that we might get to see Jameson in 2016′s The Amazing Spider-Man 3, with director Marc Webb teasing his inclusion during Google+ Hangout to promote the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

“I like the idea very much of him coming up in the next film. It was more easy to accept a new Spider-Man than someone who could out do J.K. Simmons in that role. He is so iconic. That’s something we’ve really talked about. Obviously I love that character because he poses such an interesting dilemma for Spider-Man. The answer is I don’t know but I think »

- Gary Collinson

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'Harry Potter' Fandom: 6 Ways It's Like the Mafia

17 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Some fandoms are temporary. Many addictive TV shows, for example -- "The Sopranos," "Lost" and "Battlestar Galactica" -- have intense followings for the length of the series, but lose steam within a year or two of the series finale airing, leaving only a hardcore group of devotees to debate, draw, discuss the minutia of the characters and plot developments. But some fandoms, they're seemingly forever ("Game of Thrones," "Star Trek," "The Lord of the Rings," "Star Wars"). That's what the Harry Potter fandom is like. It's basically the Mafia. You think you're out, but then something happens to draw you back in.

Potterheads can try to leave, but you kind of can't, not really, not when there's Diagon Alley to visit, Ron and Hermione to defend, stamps to collect, and a new prequel to look forward to on the West End. Here are six reasons it's "Harry Potter Forever" in the minds of many fans. »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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How To Fix The Matrix Sequels Pt. 1: Reloaded

20 April 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Matrix changed everything. The monster hit of 1999, it went into the annals of movie legend and never released its talon-like grip on the pop-cultural zeitgeist. Everybody was talking about this film. It wasn’t just the groundbreaking set pieces and fighting that had audiences flocking in droves, however. This was an action movie that dared to be smart, thoughtful even, laying out the carpet for a new generation of hyper-charged blockbusters that challenged the audience’s intellect as much as its senses. As much as The Matrix played on the tropes of the genre, it had ideas above its station, majoring in philosophy and Lynchian nightmares. It presented fantastical and spiritual mythos as a backdrop to breathless viscera. Bullet-dodging nailed down the viewer long enough to ask some truly troubling questions.

This was the key to its success. Although they took their time to concoct a series of pulsating »

- Scott Patterson

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Brosnan Can Be Proud of His 007

20 April 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb…

This week had a free-for-all on Pierce Brosnan’s tenure as James Bond after he, himself, revealed it wasn’t “good enough”. Horatio Harrod conducted the interview for The Telegraph…

“His feelings towards the role are equivocal. “I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean,” he says … He mock-shudders. “I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. ‘Cause it’s just never good enough.” He laughs mirthlessly. “It’s a horrible feeling.”

Read the full interview here.

Soon after, The Guardian headlines an article on their blog as “The name’s Bland, not Bond: why Pierce Brosnan is right about his 007” and twitter was alight with ‘agreement’. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but Daniel Craig – though a brilliant James Bond – was a version created by the trends of the time (as Brosnan was). Casino Royale built »

- Simon Columb

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Marc Webb discusses a major spoiler from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

20 April 2014 4:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you’re yet to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and really don’t want to be spoiled, then you ought to stop reading and turn back now. Seriously. Major spoilers follow. You have been warned…

Well, after a couple of years of rampant speculation, and a marketing campaign that pretty much gave it away anyway, Sony and director Marc Webb took a leaf out of the classic Spider-Man comic book arc ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Emma Stone’s Gwen fell to her death during the climactic battle between Spidey (Andrew Garfield) and the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan). Speaking to Digital Spy, Webb offered some insight into the decision to incorporate Gwen’s death into the sequel:

“It was something that, you know, as a fan of the comic books, it had such a profound effect on the culture, and me, even though »

- Gary Collinson

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Cool Videos: Got 12 minutes to see everything wrong with the second Hobbit?

18 April 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug may have been better than the first film in Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy to The Lord Of The Rings but it still felt like a piece of a single film rather than a movie capable of standing by itself. While you can still enjoy it, something just doesn't quite feel right and yet I couldn't put my finger on it. So, maybe the Cinema Sins crew can. Usually, the Cinema Sins team compiles a list of issues with a movie that ranges from nitpicks to continuity »

- Alex Maidy

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‘The Hobbit: There And Back Again’ To Be Renamed?

18 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The final chapter in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit is arriving at cinemas at the end of this year. Originally, The Hobbit was only meant to be made into two films, with the second film being named The Hobbit: There And Back Again; however back in 2012 Peter Jackson announced that the adaptations would become a trilogy, resembling the style of The Lord Of The Rings

The third and final chapter was supposed to be titled: The Hobbit There And Back Again; however TheOneRing.net has recently been told that New Line Cinema has registered two new, alternative titles: The Hobbit: Into The Fire and The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies.

The first of these is perhaps inspired by The Hobbit chapter ‘Out of the Frying-Pan Into the Fire‘, and the second is reminiscent of the events that occur at the end of J. »

- Henry Nash

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New teaser and image from Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain

18 April 2014 1:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FX has released a new promo and image from The Strain, the upcoming series from Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and Carlton Cuse (Lost), which is based on a trilogy of vampire novels by del Toro and Chuck Hogan (The Town). The promo gives us a glimpse at the worm responsible for spreading the virus at the heart of the story, while the image features Corey Stoll (House of Cards) in the lead role as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather…

The Strain follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City, as he and his team investigate what appears to be an outbreak of vampirism. They soon need to fight for the fate of humanity itself.”

The Strain is set to premiere on FX this July, with a cast that also includes David Bradley (Game of Thrones), Kevin Durand (Fruitvale Station »

- Gary Collinson

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'Game of Thrones' star Alfie Allen on why Theon's torment gets easier to watch

17 April 2014 7:14 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Are you feeling sorry for him yet? Theon Greyjoy — that callous, ambitious, and ultimately murderous former Stark ward — has endured more torment than any surviving Game of Thrones character. After betraying the Stark family, Theon (Alfie Allen) was captured by House Bolton, where he’s been subjected to all sorts of physical and psychological torments at the hands of Ramsay Snow (Iwan Rheon).

Last year’s Theon scenes were tough for many HBO viewers to witness, and so far this season Theon’s situation doesn’t seem all that much better — he’s out of the dungeon, at least, but »

- James Hibberd

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Rumor Patrol: ‘The Hobbit 3′ May Get a Different Subtitle

17 April 2014 6:51 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy has grown a lot from its original inception, expanding the 300 page book first into two movies and then into three, thanks to additional material from The Lord of the Rings‘ appendices. New Line also considered several different subtitles before settling on An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again for the three films.

The subtitle for the upcoming third film in the trilogy is a little odd, since technically speaking Bilbo and the dwarves are already “there” (i.e. at the Lonely Mountain) by the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In fairness, The Hobbit: Back Again ...

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- H. Shaw-Williams

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The Hobbit: There and Back Again to be renamed The Hobbit: Into the Fire?

17 April 2014 5:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that the third instalment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy could be set for a title change, with TheOneRing reporting that New Line Cinema has registered a new title The Hobbit: Into the Fire, which could replace The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

It should be noted that at this point, there’s little more evidence to suggest that the closing chapter of Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings prequel will be renamed, and of course Into the Fire could be reserved for an entirely unrelated project, such as a video game tie-in.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again – or whatever it ends up called – is set for release on December 17th, with a cast that includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Hugo Weaving and Evangeline Lilly.

The post The Hobbit: There and Back Again to »

- Gary Collinson

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Well-Timed TV Character Deaths Pay Off for Writers and Actors

16 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Warning: Spoilers For “The Good Wife,” “House Of Cards,” “Scandal,” “Homeland,” “Shameless” And “Game Of Thrones” Below

The body count in primetime is rising. Key characters in high-profile dramas are dropping like flies as producers seek the ratings bump and social-media buzz that an unexpected death (or resurrection) brings. True shockers, such as the demise of Josh Charles’ Will Gardner on “The Good Wife,” pay dividends that extend long past a single episode, since they often allow writers to radically alter storylines — and provide actors with killer clips for their Emmy reels. Here are some of the biggest casualties.

Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) “House of Cards” (Netflix) 

What happened: The ambitious cub reporter got the ultimate F.U. when former lover/top source Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) got sick of her pesky questions and sent her flying in front of a Metro train in the season-two opener.

The aftermath: The »

- Jenelle Riley

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New TV spot for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

15 April 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release tomorrow [read our review here], and just so we don’t forget Sony has released the umpteenth TV spot for its superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which we’ve got for you below…

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man.

For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, »

- Gary Collinson

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New TV spot and extended clip for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

14 April 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 set to start rolling out in international markets this week [read our review here], Sony has continued its marketing blitz with the release of a new TV spot teasing an unhappy ending for lovebirds Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone)…

 

Meanwhile, during the MTV Awards a new clip was released showing a battle between Spidey and Electro (Jamie Foxx) in Times Square…

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man.

For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow »

- Gary Collinson

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Two international posters for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

13 April 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Sony prepares to start rolling out The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this coming week, the studio has dropped a new pair of international posters which see Andrew Garfield’s wall-crawler up against two of the film’s villains in Paul Giamatti’s Rhino and Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin; check them out here courtesy of Cbm…

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man.

For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. »

- Gary Collinson

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Lego The Hobbit Review

12 April 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With its latest effort, developer Traveller’s Tales has returned to the lore-filled realm of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. The result is Lego The Hobbit, a quirky and block-built take on the Lord of the Rings prequel story. However, instead of basing its content on the book itself, the game is instead based on Peter Jackson’s film trilogy and complements its The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘s Blu-ray release.

The Hobbit is the tale of Bilbo Baggins, the short, stocky and human-like cousin of Frodo, the main character in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Within its fantastical and danger-filled narrative, the protagonist — who’s affectionately referred to as a burglar — receives an unexpected invitation from Gandalf the Wizard, who asks him to accompany himself and a large group of dwarfish allies, as they attempt to reclaim their kingdom and return home. Of course, there’s a catch that makes things infinitely tougher, »

- Chad Goodmurphy

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Star Trek Live In Concert Set To Embark On A Six Venue Mission

12 April 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One of the most fun outings a movie music geek can appreciate is the opportunity to see a film screened with live accompaniment. Seeing one of your favorite movies with a live orchestra just brings a special, extra dimension of enjoyment to something you already love to bits. The crowds of New York Comic Con experienced this first hand, as Howard Shore conducted a full orchestra at Radio City Music Hall for three years in a row, as he conducted performances for each of the The Lord Of The Rings trilogy's films. This year, San Diego Comic Con audiences will have a chance to experience that magic, as Variety has announced that a six city tour with J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films is heading to the con on July 26th. Certain venues will show 2009's Star Trek, with others showing 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness, all with live backing »

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Over 40 Pictures from Craig Drake’s Hero Complex Gallery Show

11 April 2014 9:16 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

If you live in the Los Angeles area and want to see some cool art, you need to get over to the Hero Complex Gallery.  That's because the gallery is hosting Craig Drake's first solo show and it's loaded with awesome artwork done on paper, metal (including mega metal prints that are 60 x 40!), and wood.  While I've been a fan of Drake's work for a long time, I'll admit the show was another level.  As you can see in the pictures, Drake took on some iconic movies, people, and TV shows including Die Hard, The Thing, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Bruce Lee, Buffy, Cowboy Bebop, Game of Thrones, and a lot more. Since most of you live outside of Los Angeles, I took pictures of everything on display and you can check out over 40 pictures after the jump.  In addition, the gallery will be releasing what didn »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Shadowfax From Lord Of The Rings Has Passed Away

11 April 2014 6:28 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In show business, you'll sometimes find animal actors that are as famous as (and in rare cases, even more popular than) their human counterparts. There's just something about the right animal in the right role that makes a film work even smoother than it would with just a human cast. Dogs, cats, horses... no matter the species, there's almost always a stand out in the bunch. One such animal in an iconic role was a horse by the name of Blanco. The world knew him as Gandalf the Grey/White's noble steed Shadowfax in The Lord of The Rings saga. A horse of great beauty and excellent performance, Blanco had not been in the best health and sadly passed away this past week. Official fan site The One Ring ran a statement from his trainer, Cynthia Royal, a couple days ago. In her statement, Royal acknowledged the horse's prolonged illness, »

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‘Scoring Spidey’ featurette for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

11 April 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now that the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out of the way, we can expect Sony to really ramp up the marketing for its upcoming superhero sequel… if it can be ramped up any further, after what’s been an absolute blitz of promotion these past couple of months. Next up is a new featurette entitled ‘Scoring Spidey’, which delves into the score by Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams; check it out below…

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man.

For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man »

- Gary Collinson

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