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Simon Brew Oct 21, 2016
We thought you might like this. We’ve managed to get our paws on a small selection of behind the scenes images from the filming of the infamous, yet loved, Howard The Duck movie. A very happy Friday to you all.
You can see them all by firing up the gallery. Just tap or click on the picture at the top there. In them, you can see the legend that is Phil Tippett working on the creatures from the movie, including getting Howard just right on set.
Howard The Duck is available on DVD and Blu-ray now. The images are © Lucasfilm. We do not believe that Lucasfilm’s new owners, »
"The world's greatest comic magazine!" So reads the masthead above the title of nearly every “Fantastic Four” comic book ever published. Too bad the same can't remotely be said about the Ff movies. The track record for attempts at adapting Marvel's long running premiere comic book series to the big screen hasn't exactly been fantastic. It could even be argued that they get worse with each new go at it. And that's taking into account the original - an ultra low budget, unreleased, cobbled-together version that indie schlock patriarch Roger Corman was responsible for. It was circa 1994, when Marvel was far from being the cultural behemoth that it is today. People's ideas of "Marvel movies" were either Howard the Duck, or made-for-tv Incredible Hulk...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
Marvel’s Infinite Comic Deadpool: Too Soon? comes to print this Wednesday, and you can check out a preview of the issue here…
Someone Has Murdered Forbush Man! Could someone be targeting all of Marvel’s funniest characters for death? That’s what Deadpool thinks, and now he’s gotta act before someone bumps off Squirrel Girl, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Ant-man, Howard The Duck and The Punisher! (Like we said, the funny characters.) Good thing Deadpool is renowned for his investigative skills!
Deadpool: Too Soon? #1 is out on October 19th, priced $4.99. »
- Amie Cranswick
Holidays arrives on DVD this week in the UK. The film is the latest horror anthology movie, though this time rather than concentrating purely on Halloween like many others, it instead gives all our favourite holidays a macabre makeover. Directors include Starry Eyes duo Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch as well as Some Kind of Hate‘s Adam Egypt Mortimer and Kevin Smith. Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith, actress Clare Grant and her husband Seth Green form the on-screen talent.
Seth Green has been acting since childhood and has, unlike some of his peers, managed to maintain a healthy working career. He’s probably best known for his stint as werewolf Oz in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but one of his first credits is in TV series It. He also played Scott Evil in the Austin Powers franchise and has voiced Family Guy‘s Chris Griffin for years. Not »
- Kat Hughes
Marvel has announced that it is launching an all-new series bringing together two of the publisher’s most beloved – and crass – heroes in Deadpool and Howard the Duck in Deadpool the Duck from creators Stuart Moore (Cloak & Dagger) and Jacopo Camangni (Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars).
When Deadpool is sent on a mission from S.H.I.E.L.D. to capture a high-profile E.T. that is rampaging across the high plains, the snatch-and-grab turns out to be much more complicated than the Merc with a Mouth anticipated. One unfortunate wrong place at the wrong time accident later leaves Deadpool and Howard fighting for control as the newest mercenary of the Marvel Universe!
So break out the chimichangas and crusty bread scraps! Deadpool The Duck plans to bring readers rabid raccoons, secret laboratories, cramped spaceships, evil corporations, presidential election hangover, gastric distress, and S.H.I.E.L.D. And that’s only issue one! »
- Gary Collinson
Did you hear Deadpool and Howard the Duck are merging into one for a new comic? Could extended cut releases of DC movies have an impact on future films in the expanded universe? Will Ghost Rider get his own spin-off from Agents of Shield? Which blockbuster film director has an open invitation to direct an […]
The post Superhero Bits: Ghost Rider Spin-Off, Deadpool the Duck, Wonder Woman Animated Movie & More appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Saturday Night Live, Westworld, Scorpion and The Flash!
1 | After watching Netflix’s riveting Amanda Knox documentary, were you surprised at how little you actually knew about the case going in?
Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? »
For the early part of 2014, most fans saw Guardians of the Galaxy as a giant gamble for Marvel. It was a sprawling space epic with little known characters and a director mostly beloved for his cool, hip cult movies such as The Specials, Slither and Super. But Marvel and Disney knew they had a hit earlier on, announcing a sequel at last year's Comic-Con before the movie even opened, confirming a May 5, 2017 release date. Thing is, they had no idea just how big of a blockbuster hit Guardians of the Galaxy would prove to be, or how prophetic that news was. Guardians of the Galaxy turned Chris Pratt into one of the biggest stars in the galaxy. And it excelled at giving us a group of characters who all 'stole' the show. Now, more than possibly any other Marvel movie planned to hit over the next five years, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 »
In Aaron Brookner's search in the making of Uncle Howard, with timely editing by Masahiro Hirakubo (Orlando von Einsiedel's Virunga), we see glimpses of John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Philip Glass, John Giorno, Laurie Anderson, Anne Waldman, Jim Carroll, Frank Zappa, and Patti Smith at the Entermedia Nova Convention - Andy Warhol having Cities Of The Red Night inscribed by William Burroughs - clips from Robert Wilson and the Civil Wars - and a telling interview with Lindsay Law on Howard Brookner's film Bloodhounds Of Broadway, based on Damon Runyon stories, with Matt Dillon, Rutger Hauer, Randy Quaid, Jennifer Grey, Madonna, Anita Morris, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, and Steve Buscemi.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Beatlemania is alive and well on planet Earth. Director Ron Howard’s documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” has been filling theaters around the world despite Hulu releasing the film on its streaming platform the same weekend as the doc’s U.S. theatrical release.
Watch: ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ Trailer: See the Band on the Run
What was initially planned as a one-week U.S. theatrical run in 85 theaters has expanded to 180 cinemas, with nearly every venue holding the movie over for a second week, according to Richard Abramowitz, president of specialty distributor Abramorama. Appetite for the film is so strong that some Beatles fans have even emailed producer Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures complaining that the movie wasn’t being shown in their town.
According to Sinclair, Abramowitz immediately booked the film in towns that reached out. Since hitting theaters »
- Graham Winfrey
The Beatles today live on through their famed recording catalog, but during the first half of the ‘60s, fans around the world also knew them as a live, touring act. While hundreds of thousands saw them perform during Beatlemania’s peak, there are only four people who knew what it was like inside the bubble — the Beatles themselves. Director Ron Howard sought to portray that experience in his documentary, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years,” a massive research project that took its own long and winding road to get to movie screens on Sept. 16, one day before a streaming launch on Hulu.
“To me, it was a natural ensemble/adventure/survival story, much like ‘Apollo 13,’” the director says. “It was a real chance to track these four guys, this brotherhood, and learn about their experience by understanding how they navigated the challenges.”
The project actually got »
- Matt Hurwitz
I wanted to break away from event comics from Marvel because they were getting so frustrating to read. So I went to the library on the app, went to my favorite character Spider-Man, and spun the wheel, picking a story at random. What came up was a six part story from 1989 called The Assassin Nation Plot.
I’ll start off with something I usually hold off on till the end of my reviews. The art work by Todd McFarlane is a sight to behold. There are some artists that, similar to guitar players, the moment you see their work, you know who created it. I was reading this storyline at work and someone glanced over my shoulder and said “Hey, McFarlane!” without knowing anything about the story I was reading.
I don’t know what it is about his art that works. Each character is a little grotesque in appearance. »
- Tim Jousma
The answer can be summed up in two words: Prequel Trilogy.
These three films did near irreversible damage to the reputation of George Lucas and it did more damage to the reputation of the Star Wars franchise than most would like to admit, but let me take you back to the beginning so you can understand why I feel this way.
In the 1970s George Lucas was a film school graduate who was rapidly rising up the ranks in Hollywood.
He had made his mark with his often overlooked dystopian debut (don’t you love alliteration) Thx 1138 (1971), and »
- Graeme Robertson
Take a look @ 'Web Beard', the 'Spider-Pirate' (Will Friele'), plus 'Howard the Duck' (Seth Green),'Rocket Raccoon' and 'Groot' in Season 5 of the Disney Xd animated series "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6":
"...a confident 'Spider-Man' feels like the ultimate hero after fighting alongside 'The Avengers' and leading a team of heroes at 'S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy'.
"However, when the wall-crawler discovers that his greatest enemies – 'Doctor Octopus', 'Hydra' and the all-new 'Sinister 6' – are working together to destroy him and S.H.I.E.L.D., he teams up with a special new team of 'Spiders' including 'Miles Morales', 'Agent Venom', 'Iron Spider' and the mysterious new 'Scarlet Spider'.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Web Beard'...
- Michael Stevens
After solving a vampire problem in Blood Spider's univese, Peter Parker & Miles Morales are now travelling to an even more bizarre universe where they'll encounter Web Beard, voiced by Boy Meets World & Batman Beyond star Will Friedle. The episode will also feature Seth Green (Guardians of the Galaxy) as the voice of Howard the Duck and appearances from Rocket Raccoon & Groot. Check out the first clip below where we see Spidey & Web Arachnid's first meeting with the Pirate Spider: Spider-Man and Miles, tracking the missing pieces of the Siege Perilous, travel to a tropical Pirate dimension, where they meet Web Beard, the Spider-Pirate. *Will Friedle ("Boy Meets World") guest stars as Spider-Pirate and Seth Green ("Family Guy") guest stars as Howard the Duck. In season four of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6," a confident Spider-Man feels like the ultimate hero after fighting alongside The Avengers and leading a team of heroes at S. »
I just don’t get why certain filmmakers are drawn to doing big-screen remakes of major Oscar-winning movies that should be untouchable. If you want to remake something, do movies that didn’t work the first time around, like Howard The Duck or Ishtar. But why Ben-Hur, which with 11 Oscars for 1959’s William Wyler-directed classic shares an Academy record with Titanic and Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King? This hasn’t stopped Paramount and MGM (which made that 1959… »
This Week in Marvel Unlimited, I had a whole reading list planned. I was diving into the world of Howard the Duck. Then I saw this.
8/8/1961 was the debut of the first issue of Fantastic Four, starting what became the Marvel Universe. (According to Tom Brevoort from Marvel, the date listed on the comics at that time were an indication to newsstand owners when to take the issue in question off newsstands. The comics were delivered three months before, hence the August debut.) The fact this wasn’t a big deal is a little sad but anyone with a cursory knowledge of the Marvel movie rights knows why.
I won’t claim to be a big Fantastic Four fan yet to deny their impact would be foolish. Without them, there would be no Spider-Men, no Hulk, no Iron Man, no X-Men. The work on Fantastic Four brought us the amazing »
- Tim Jousma
Chris Cummins Aug 24, 2016
To go with the film, Howard The Duck got a videogame in 1986. A hidden retro gem? Well, not exactly...
Following the release of Howard The Duck in 1986, I found myself becoming downright obsessed with the film. I knew that it was considered the year's biggest flop, but that didn't disuade me one bit from my mission to track down everything related to the movie I could get my hands on.
Being something of an indoor kid who spent his time reading comics and playing games on the Commodore 64, I secretly wished that the video game gods would grant me a Howard The Duck tie-in game despite the movie's failure at the box office. Then, while reading through a magazine at a local book shop some months later, I saw an ad that made my pre-pubsecent heart stop. It seemed that my wishes had come true and Activision, »
Tomorrow, August 5, is a special day that may be missing from calendars in a gross oversight: It’s the 30th anniversary of Lionel Richie’s hit song “Dancing On The Ceiling.” Such a momentous occasion as that shouldn’t go unnoticed and must be celebrated in some fashion. Luckily YouTuber Robert Jones has rushed to the rescue with a brand-new supercut that honors Mr. Richie’s ode to ceiling-based gyrations. While the original music video was a raucous good time with people awkwardly dancing, as was the fashion of the time, Jones has outdone that video with this tribute to all sorts of people busting moves in a multitude of ’80s movies.
There are clips from all manner of movie types throughout the decade—from The Breakfast Club to Howard The Duck, Caddyshack to Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. Even werewolves and nerds get in on the action with shots ...
- Rob Dean
For This Week in Marvel Unlimited, I wanted to focus on a nice feature the app has which showcases Marvel event stories and character spotlights. Under the Discover tab you can find a wealth of stories from new events to must read classics. I chose to read Avengers Vs X-men.
This is an entertaining story but one that has some serious problems. The main focus of the story is the fact that the Phoenix Force has come back to Earth. Due to events of the House Of M event, the Scarlet Witch helped the demise of mutants by declaring there would be no more mutants. The remaining mutants on Earth have moved to the Utopia Island just off the coast of San Francisco. Scott Summers, Cyclops of the X-Men, feels he can use the returning Phoenix Force to help bring mutants back. The Avengers think otherwise. Hence, they battle.
- Tim Jousma
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