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Tim's Toons: Some voice actors you should know

11 September 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tim here. Earlier today, we posted our Team Top 10 for the best voice performances in the movies, focusing on ten individual performances that impressed us the most. But as good as those vocal performances all are, I wanted to follow that post up by singing the praises of a different sort of voice acting. As great as any one performance in a single feature film can be, there’s also something truly exceptional about those people who have created entire careers out of voice acting without necessarily having the kind of showcase roles we were talking about today. With that in mind, I’d like to share this list of some of the most important contemporary voice actors that you should know about. 

Jim Cummings

Why you know him: He’s the current voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger for Disney. 

Where else you’ve heard him: An astonishingly prolific Disney workhorse, »

- Tim Brayton

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Geeky antiques from the past 35 years

10 September 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From action figures and games to books and comics, we take a look at a few geeky antiques from the past decades...

In August, eBay revealed that a near-mint copy of Action Comics issue one - famously, the first time Superman made an appearance in print - had sold for an eye-watering $3.2m. One of only 50 copies said to still exist, the comic’s sale price is reportedly the highest yet - it far outstrips the $2.16m another copy sold for in 2011.

Now, it’s extremely unlikely that any of us are going to find our own copy of Action Comics issue one in our loft or in a box in the back of the cupboard, but given that most geeks usually collect one kind of object or another - whether it be comics, games, toys, posters or other treasured items - there’s still a possibility that one or »

- ryanlambie

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Do Marvel Comics Exist Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

5 September 2014 5:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For the past month, Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been going head-to-head at the box office, taking turns besting each other for that coveted number one spot. In an interesting bit of timing, Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt, makes a Turtles reference early in his film. Being a child of the 80s, this makes sense. But being a character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, does it? Is it possible that Marvel Comics themselves exist within this world we're watching play out on the big screen?

Let's say Marvel Comics do not exist. Captain America can't stroll into 7-11 and pick up the latest issue of Spider-Man or X-Men (which might make sense, since those are at other studios and the characters don't currently reside in this universe as laid out by Marvel Studios). That also means that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles might not exist there, »

- MovieWeb

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' defends its box-office roost over Labor Day weekend

1 September 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Labor Day weekend, 2014: that time when a movie featuring an anthropomorphized raccoon and a talking tree became the highest-grossing release of the year. In its fifth weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy continued to stay in pole position thanks to weak holiday competition, taking in an estimated total of $22.2 million over the four days ($16.5 million for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and bringing its grand domestic take up to $280.5 million. That number would have only made it the fourth highest-grossing movie at the same time in 2013 (after Iron Man 3, Despicable Me 2, and Man of Steel), but in a relatively slow year for blockbusters, »

- Keith Staskiewicz

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' defends its box office roost over Labor Day weekend

1 September 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Labor Day weekend, 2014: that time when a movie featuring an anthropomorphized raccoon and a talking tree became the highest-grossing release of the year. In its fifth weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy continued to stay in pole position thanks to weak holiday competition, taking in an estimated total of $22.2 million over the four days ($16.5 million for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and bringing its grand domestic take up to $280.5 million. That number would have only made it the fourth highest-grossing movie at the same time in 2013 (after Iron Man 3, Despicable Me 2, and Man of Steel), but in a relatively slow year for blockbusters, »

- Keith Staskiewicz

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Sunday Quiz – Do You Know Your Sylvester Stallone Movies?

17 August 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The reelase of The Expendables 3 [read our reviews here and here] and the news that he’s set to return to the character of John J. Rambo for Rambo V, this week we’ve decided to put your knowledge of Sylvester Stallone movies to the test in the latest Sunday Quiz. So, if you know your Rocky from your Rambo and your Demolition Man from your… erm… Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, then take the quiz below and don’t forgot to share your results to see how you stack up against your friends…

Question 1 The Expendables The Expendables 2 The Expendables 3

 

Question 2 First Blood Rambo: First Blood Part II Rambo III

Question 3 Cobra Demolition Man Lock Up

Question 4 Death Race 2000 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Judge Dredd

Question 5 Rocky IV Rocky II Rocky III

Question 6 Grudge Match Cobra Over the Top

Question 7 Cop Land Assassions Lock Up

Question 8 The Expendables 3 »

- Gary Collinson

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Box Office: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Powers to the Top

12 August 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

The biggest August ever at the box office continues to impress, this time with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, opening with an astonishing $65.6 million, ahead of everyone’s projections. Turns out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is just as critic proof as Transformers franchise. The heroes in a half shell surprised everyone with a much bigger then […]

Read Box Office: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Powers to the Top on Filmonic.

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- Alex

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The Week in Spandex – DC Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Venom Carnage, Kick-Ass 3 and more

9 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC Cinematic Universe, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Young Justice, Teen Titans Go!, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3, Black Panther, Daredevil, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom Carnage, Kick-Ass 3 and more….

Well, the big showdown between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America 3 is no more, with Warner Bros. blinking and shifting the release of BvS away from Marvel’s May 6th 2016 date to March 25th 2016 (a wise move, considering it will now face very little in the way of competition). The news was followed by the announcement that Warner Bros. has finally pulled the trigger on a DC Cinematic Universe by setting a further Nine »

- Gary Collinson

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5 Things to Know About Snowpiercer, the Best Sci-Fi Movie You Haven't Seen

3 August 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Have you seen Snowpiercer yet this summer? No? You're probably not alone. While the stark, dystopian thriller about the remnants of humanity battling it out on a train was critically acclaimed, it was pretty overlooked earlier in the season. The film's marketing budget was probably equivalent to a day's worth of catering on the new Transformers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Despite that, Snowpiercer is a thrilling sci-fi/action jaunt garnering more attention through Video On Demand, which has lead to more audiences finding it in theaters as well. With a great cast that includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, »

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5 Things to Know About Snowpiercer, the Best Sci-Fi Movie You Haven't Seen

3 August 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Have you seen Snowpiercer yet this summer? No? You're probably not alone. While the stark, dystopian thriller about the remnants of humanity battling it out on a train was critically acclaimed, it was pretty overlooked earlier in the season. The film's marketing budget was probably equivalent to a day's worth of catering on the new Transformers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Despite that, Snowpiercer is a thrilling sci-fi/action jaunt garnering more attention through Video On Demand, which has lead to more audiences finding it in theaters as well. With a great cast that includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, »

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Michael Bay extends first-look deal with Paramount

1 August 2014 1:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Bay has extended his first-look deal with Paramount.

The Transformers director has signed a three-year extension, and the deal has also been expanded to include another of his production companies, Bay Films, as well as Platinum Dune.

The new deal comes after the latest instalment of the Transformers series, Age of Extinction, hit $967 million (£573m) at the global box office just under a month after its release, The Wrap reports.

Bay said he feels like "part of the Paramount family" after working with the studio for the past five years. He signed his original deal in October 2009.

The director added: "There is a synergy there that feels different than any other place in Hollywood.

"From Brad Grey and Rob Moore, where my relationship goes back more than a decade, to my very good friend Adam Goodman, and to Philippe Dauman, who has put so much trust in me, and »

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Wil Wheaton Spoofs ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot

25 July 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles's upcoming release has sparked a wave of interest in the heroes in a half-shell, but not everyone is on board with the new reboot. Wil Wheaton has released a new video called "Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood: The Movie", and it spoofs modern-day efforts to stir up 80s and 90s nostalgia. Wheaton was born in 1972, so the actor, TV host, and geek king can safely call himself an 80s kid. That designation makes him a target audience for film reboots of iconic 80s franchises, but Wheaton clearly isn't a fan of the new versions of Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His response is a fake trailer that must make the Angry Nerd proud. Wheaton created the video as part of his SyFy show, The Wil Wheaton Project. The whole thing feels like your typical nostalgic Buzzfeed listicle, but with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. »

- Sam Gutelle

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Summer Box Office faces lowest numbers in eight years

24 July 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Hollywood Reporter wrote Wednesday that summer box office returns have been their lowest in eight years. Receipts will finish between 15 and 20 percent down from last year and overall domestic revenue likely won’t crack $4 billion. Further, it’s expected that no movie this summer will break $300 million in domestic revenue, the first time that’s happened since 2001.

Following flops and poor openings for films like Sex Tape, A Million Ways to Die in the West and Planes: Fire and Rescue and promising but underwhelming money for the latest Transformers, Spider-Man and X-Men franchises, this much perhaps isn’t that great of surprise. It’s been a mixed to downright dismal season at the movies even if we aren’t looking at hard dollars.

But then it’s also no surprise that Hollywood is hemorrhaging earnings to VOD releases and TV streaming services. One unnamed studio executive quoted in the THR article said, »

- Brian Welk

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Planes: Fire & Rescue Review

17 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

2013’s Planes was the underdog story of a little film no one wanted, one that was destined for a direct-to-dvd release, but, against all odds, found its way to theatres. The merchandising windfall ensured by a whole new class of vehicle in the Cars universe was no doubt reason enough for Disney to release a half-assed, miscast, and poorly animated spin-off to the big screen, but a timely launch window allowed Planes to make back its (relatively) inexpensive budget fourfold. Going up against another round of weak weekend competition less than a year later, Planes: Fire & Rescue further pushes the envelope for what the House of Mouse deems “theatre-worthy.” To damn with faint praise, there’s no denying that Fire & Rescue is, at the very least, a marginal improvement over its execrable predecessor.

The first Planes having so dogmatically delivered every beat of its “local plane makes good” story »

- Sam Woolf

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10 of geek cinema's more curious quirks of fate

10 July 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We take a light-hearted look at a few of the more strange coincidences and quirks of fate in recent cinema history...

Top 10

Stories are often built on coincidences and happenstance. Chance encounters at railway stations. Bruce Willis bumping into Ving Rhames while he's out and about in his Honda in Pulp Fiction. But what about those weird patterns we see in our everyday reality, or, more to the point, in cinema history?

When Batman Begins came out, it was widely noted that Christian Bale had already played an unfathomably rich man with a secret double life before, in Mary Harron's adaptation of American Psycho. Bale's character, Patrick Bateman, even has a surname that's basically Batman with an 'e' added to it.

Those are the kinds of strange quirks of fate we're looking at here. If you have any of your own, do share them in the comments section.

10. Instruments »

- ryanlambie

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‘Lego Movie’ Blocks ‘300’ From Top Spot in Home Video Sales

9 July 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner’s “The Lego Movie” reclaimed the top spot on both national home video sales charts the week ending July 6, bumping the historical actioner “300: Rise of an Empire” – which debuted at No. 1 the previous week – to the No. 2 spot.

In its third week in stores, “The Lego Movie” still managed to outsell the followup to 2007’s “300” by a healthy margin. “300: Rise of an Empire,” with a domestic gross of $106.6 million (barely more than half what the original earned), in its second week of release sold 70% as many copies as the animated comedy based on the popular building toy. Both films are distributed by Warner.

Walt Disney Studios’ “Frozen,” meanwhile, ended its 16th week of release by bouncing back up to No. 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined.

Universal Studios’ “Lone Survivor” finished the week at No. 4, while »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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Watch this brilliant Transformers stop-motion animation

6 July 2014 3:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Not happy with Michael Bay’s latest interpretation of The Transformers? Then you may find a bit more joy in this 4-minute stop-motion animation from Harris Loureiro which sees Optimus Prime take on the Constructicons and Devastator. It’s pretty awesome.

According to Loureiro, he shot the short in September last year and then started the edit in May 2014, which took him around a month. Some impressive work for just a month of editing!

The short is very reminiscent for those who loved the 1986 The Transformers: The Movie as it features classic Vince Dicola scoring and Stan Bush’s iconic The Touch.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is currently out in North America and is released in the UK on July 5th, with a cast that includes Mark Whalberg (Pain & Gain), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution »

- Luke Owen

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Second Opinion – Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

2 July 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction, 2014.

Directed by Michael Bay.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Victoria Summer, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Li Bingbing and featuring the voice talents of Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, and Mark Ryan.

Synopsis:

An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots – and a paranoid government official – on them.

Transformers: Age of Extinction follows a down and out inventor (Mark Wahlberg) and his daughter (Nicola Peltz) who are struggling to make ends meet. The Transformers have basically become an enemy of mankind and there’s a brutal scene involving the hunting down of an Autobot which is the most impactful scene in any Transformers movie. Even the handling of the Transformers mythology is better here, with the screenwriters taking advantage of the theme of extinction. It follows up on the climax of Dark of the »

- Gary Collinson

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Sunday Quiz: Do You Know Your Generation 1 Transformers?

29 June 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To coincide with the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction – which opened in the States this past Friday [read our ★ review here] – we’ve turned our attention to the Robots in Disguise for the latest Sunday Quiz here at Flickering Myth. However, rather than Michael Bay’s interpretation of The Transformers, we’re putting your knowledge of the original Generation 1 Autobots and Decepticons to the test. So, take the quiz below, and see if you’ve got the Touch

Question 1 Optimus Prime Rodimus Prime Orion Pax

Question 2 Galvatron Megatron Cybertron

Question 3 Sunstreaker Bumblebee Goldbug

Question 4 Dinobot Grimlock Sludge

Question 5 Laserbeak Ravage Rumble

Question 6 Shockwave Soundwave Galvatron

Question 7 Hound Ironhide Sideswipe

Question 8 Starscream Buzzsaw Laserbeak

Question 9 Slag Sludge Swoop

Question 10 Ironhide Cliffjumper Ratchet

Question 11 Galvatron Cyclonus Scourge

Question 12 Hot Rod Optimus Prime Ultra Magnus

Question 13 Mirage Hound Ratchet

Question 14 Soundwave Shockwave Megatron

Question 15 Grimlock Goldbug Bumblebee

Question 16 Hot Rod Rodimus Prime Optimus Prime

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- Gary Collinson

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Plan Your Summer Now with the 2014 Summer Movie Calendar

29 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Summer is four months long now, at least in the movie world. Here are the dates and films to look forward to seeing:

May

May 2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2  (PG-13):  Peter Parker returns, facing a triple challenge with The Rhino, Electro, and the Green Goblin all posing a major threat.

May 9. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (PG): An animated Dorothy goes back to Oz, this time to save the Emerald City.

May 16. Million Dollar Arm (PG): A struggling sports agent is determined to turn two Indian cricket players into baseball legends in less than a year.

May 16.  Godzilla (PG-13): The gigantic kaiju is back, and this time he's taking out his fury on the citizens of New York.

May 23. X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG-13): Wolverine must go back in time and convince a young Charles Xavier that only he can prevent a war on mutants. »

- dbethke@fanlala.com (Dave B.)

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