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

9 hours ago | 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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Venom and The Sinister Six movies to arrive before The Amazing Spider-Man 4, Sinister Six featurette released

11 April 2014 12:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Before it revealed its plans for Venom and The Sinister Six, Sony set out its stall for the future of Marvel’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man by announcing that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 would hit cinemas on June 10th 2016, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 4 on May 4th 2018.

Well, it seems that with the recently announced spin-offs, Sony’s plans have changed and the studio is now looking to release both Venom and The Sinister Six before Spidey’s fourth outing, with producer Matt Tolmach telling Den of Geek that:

“Before we know what we do with Spider-Man 4, we’re going to do Sinister Six, Venom and Spider-Man 3. There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we’re just not at Spider-Man 4, because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don’t know yet what [Spider-Man 4] is going to be. »

- Gary Collinson

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BAMcinematek Presents Retrospective, Apperances for Cult Animator Ralph Bakshi

10 April 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the first animators to aim cartoons squarely at adults, Ralph Bakshi hasn't made a film since 1992, but his new Kickstarter-funded project "Last Days of Coney Island" has him working again, and BAMcinematek is presenting a tribute to the Brooklyn-born innovator. "Cool Worlds: The Animation of Ralph Bakshi" will feature seven out of Bakshi's nine animated features, leaving out his adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings" and his Frank Frazetta collaboration "Fire and Ice." The series will instead focus on Bakshi's more idiosyncratically edgy, highly political, sexual, and often controversial films. The series will begin with Bakshi's second feature, the autobiographical "Heavy Traffic," which follows inner-city cartoonist Michael Corleone (yes, you read that right), who escapes his troubled family life by getting involved in an equally violent New York street life. The film was Bakshi's biggest critical success and was a huge influence on the work of Jonathan Lethem. »

- Max O'Connell

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Hightlights of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 world premiere, plus new TV spots

10 April 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have already screened for the press [you can read our spoiler-free ★★★★ review here], but tonight saw the cast and crew of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 heading to London for the official world premiere, and you can check out highlights from the red carpet right here…

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, »

- Gary Collinson

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It’s Carnage in latest Daily Bugle viral for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

10 April 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than a week to go before the UK release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [read our spoiler-free ★★★★ review here], Yahoo! Movies has got a sneak peek at the next viral article from Sony’s Daily Bugle site, which makes reference to the psychotic symbiote Carnage – as well as Venom’s alter-ego Eddie Brock; check it out…

Killer Kasady Caught, by Eddie Brock.

The greater New York tri-state area got a whole lot safer yesterday. Captured late last night, Cletus Kasady, escaped serial killer and notorious redhead, was eerily calm and subdued when he eagerly surrendered to the FBI. The manhunt for the FBI’s Most Wanted felon ended innocuously in a small strip mall outside of New Rochelle, New York.

A barista at a local coffee shop recognized Kasady and eventually called the police. The barista apologized to reporters later admitting she didn’t immediately alert authorities hoping Spider-Man would beat them to the scene. »

- Gary Collinson

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Behind-The-Scenes Clip from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Will Make You Lose Your Head

9 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is finally out in stores for all the “Hobbit” fans to buy, and fans will really be excited to get this home because there will be tons of extra goodies to devour. Fans of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” franchises are, by now, very expectant when it comes to getting tons and tons of extra features with their DVD and Blu-ray purchases. This latest release is certainly no different; fans can expect to see a boatload (get it? Because the dwarves arrive to Lake-town in boats!) of extras and behind-the-scenes videos, such as the one that was let out in anticipation  [ Read More ]

The post Behind-The-Scenes Clip from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Will Make You Lose Your Head appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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Marvel Films Break Potter, Wars Record

8 April 2014 9:34 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With the first few days of box-office in for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", the nine films that make up the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' this week have now become the highest-grossing film franchise at the U.S. domestic box-office. The top ten are:

1 - Marvel Cinematic Universe (9 Films)

$2,463.3 billion

2 - Harry Potter (8 Films)

$2,390.1 billion

3 - Star Wars (7 Films)

$1,918.0 billion

4 - James Bond (24 Films)

$1,912.8 billion

5 - Batman (8 Films)

$1,897.8 billion

6 - The Lord of the Rings (6 Films)

$1,622.0 billion

7 - Shrek (5 Films)

$1,419.6 billion

8 - Spider-Man (4 Films)

$1,375.9 billion

9 - Twilight (5 Films)

$1,363.5 billion

10 - Pirates of the Caribbean (4 Films)

$1,279.2 billion

Adjusted for inflation, the James Bond franchise easily stands on top with $5.26 billion, ahead of "Star Wars" with $4.26 billion, "Harry Potter" with $2.95 billion, "Batman" with $2.78 billion and Marvel with $2.58 billion. On the global stage, "Harry Potter" still dominates with $7.7 billion over Marvel's $5.97 billion.

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- Garth Franklin

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'Marvel Cinematic Universe' Passes 'Harry Potter' as Biggest U.S. Movie Franchise

8 April 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As expected, Captain America: The Winter Soldier took the top spot at the box office this weekend, with a hefty $96.2 million, but that tally also helped Marvel achieve another milestone. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes all of the studio's Phase One and Phase Two movies, have surpassed the Harry Potter films to become the most lucrative franchise of all time.

With this weekend's gross, the McU has taken in $2.463 billion domestically, which includes Iron Man (2008, $318.4 million), The Incredible Hulk (2008, $134.8 million), Iron Man 2 (2010, ,$312.4 million), Thor (2011, $181 million), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011, $176.6 million), Marvel's The Avengers (2012, $623.3 million), Iron Man 3 (2013, $409 million), Thor: The Dark World (2013, $206.3 million) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is now at $101.2 million and counting. The eight movies in the Harry Potter franchise earned $2.39 billion during their run between 2002 and 2011.

It should be noted that third on the franchise list is Star Wars at $1.91 billion, but »

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is the Most Successful Franchise in Us History

8 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Spider-Man, Shrek, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, James Bond, Star Wars and Harry Potter all have one thing in common. Their films have grossed less money at the domestic box office than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But then, in looking at things that way, every film series that isn’t Marvel’s has that in common. […]

The post The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is the Most Successful Franchise in Us History appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Second Opinion – Noah (2014)

8 April 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Noah, 2014.

Directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte, Mark Margolis and Kevin Durand.

Synopsis:

A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission to rescue the innocent before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the wicked from the world.

This is a film review. I’ve not read The Bible, I’m not a religious person in the slightest although I have no issue in any way, shape or form with those who are. If you watch Noah because you have even the vaguest interest in the Bible story on which it is based, and wish to discuss, argue, or debate the merits of the film based on this, that is entirely your prerogative. I, however, watched it solely because it is the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky, a film maker I admire greatly, »

- Gary Collinson

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Luke Evans Talks Bard The Bowman in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' | Exclusive

8 April 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just four short years, Luke Evans has risen through the acting ranks in rapid succession, going from smaller roles in Clash of the Titans and Robin Hood to much bigger parts in The Three Musketeers, Immortals and The Raven. Following roles in No One Lives and Fast & Furious 6, the actor capped off a stellar 2013 by playing Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD April 8. I recently had the chance to speak with this talented actor about taking on this coveted role, the archery training he had to go through to play Bard the Bowman, working with director Peter Jackson, while giving us updates on upcoming projects such as Dracula Untold and The Crow. Take a look at what he had to say in our exclusive interview below.

First off, did you read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings »

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Hit Home

7 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Warner Bros. - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray combo pack, and DVD Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Ian McKellenMartin FreemanRichard Armitage,Benedict CumberbatchEvangeline Lilly. Full cast + crew It's a little strange that I find myself becoming a big fan of The Hobbit films considering I wasn't a hard-core fan of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I can't exactly pinpoint the difference between the two, though I guess it boils down to the more adventurous spirit of The Hobbit versus the dire, survivor mode of Lord of the Rings. I suppose I just prefer a small story in a grand setting. It also probably helps that I am by no stretch a Tolkien purist, so any changes made from the source material go completely...

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- Peter Hall

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