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Martin Freeman set for 'ambiguous' Captain America role

21 July 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Martin Freeman's 'Captain America: Civil War' character is ''ambiguous''. The 43-year-old actor has revealed details about his role in the upcoming Marvel film - set for release next May - and claimed the audience won't know ''whether he's good or bad''. Martin told Bad Taste: ''He works for the American government. He works in conjunction with the superheroes, and certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes' power, I suppose. So you're not quite sure which side he's on. It looks a little bit like he's playing one game when actually he's playing another. ''It's the kind of character I like because it's ambiguous and because you don't know whether he's good or bad. I like that area that isn't black or white, I like the grays, because I think there's just more fun to be had in not playing one obvious line.'' 'Captain America: »

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Fantasia 2015: Deathgasm Is a Hilarious Splatter Flick [Review]

20 July 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

With recent examples like Housebound, What We Do In The Shadows (review), The Devil's Rock and Black Sheep, it's clear that New Zealand is quickly becoming a hotbed of quality quirky genre films. How much of that is due to the direct influence of Peter Jackson and his earlier output like Bad Taste and Dead Alive (aka Braindead) could be up for debate, but when it comes to writer/director Jason Lei Howden's feature debut Deathgasm, there is no question. Howden cut his teeth doing visual effects on many films for Weta Digital, including as senior paint artist on two of Jackson's Hobbit films. But it's his love of practical [Continued ...] »

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Martin Freeman on his "ambiguous" Captain America: Civil War character

20 July 2015 5:25 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Since the casting of Martin Freeman in Captain America: Civil War was announced, everyone has been trying to figure out who he is playing. Mark Millar said the role is pretty obvious and that he will not be in costume, but Marvel Studios has yet to confirm his character's name. In an interview with Bad Taste, Freeman himself shed a little bit of light on his role without divulging exactly who... Read More »

- Alex Maidy

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Captain America: Civil War - Martin Freeman teases character

19 July 2015 11:04 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

So just where does Martin Freeman fit into the new Captain America movie? He's dropped a few hints...

Spoiler note: inevitably, there's a potentially light spoiler or two for Captain America: Civil War here.

Production continues on Marvel's next movie, the jam-packed sounding Captain America: Civil War. Captain America: The Winter Soldier helmers Joe and Anthony Russo are returning to direct, and there's a who's who of modern Marvel cinematic universe characters. We've got Chris Evans' Captain America and Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark at the head of the pile, and the film will also introduce Black Panther and the brand new Spider-Man, played by Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland respectively.

Also in the mix is Martin Freeman, in a thus-far undisclosed role. And he's been chatting about his mysterious character in a new interview with Bad Taste.

"He works for the American government", Freeman revealed.

"He works in conjunction with the superheroes, »

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Fantasia 2015: ‘Deathgasm’ is the best Kiwi horror/comedy since ‘Dead Alive’

19 July 2015 12:33 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Deathgasm

Directed by Jason Lei Howden

Written by Jason Lei Howden

2015, New Zealand

New Zealand hasn’t produced many horror films over the years, but those it has given birth to are remarkably strong entries. The late ’80s and early ’90s witnessed the rise of Kiwi director Peter Jackson who made a name for himself with the Bad Taste (1988) and Dead Alive (1992). Jackson helped shine a spotlight on the countries genre offerings and his success no doubt opened the door for a new generation of Kiwi genre filmmakers. The latest of these films to make its way Stateside is Jason Lei Howden’s outrageous debut feature Deathgasm about a group of suburban metal heads who summon a demonic force.

Milo Cawthorne and James Blake play Brodie and Zakk, two renegade outcasts who quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal and decide to form a band. But their dreams »

- Ricky

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‘Housebound’ DVD Review

18 July 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird | Written and Directed by Gerard Johnstone

 

Permanently pissed-off Kylie Bucknell is, after a bungled robbery, forced by the courts to return to her family home when she’s given an eight-month home detention sentence. Her punishment for a botched Atm raid is made all the more intolerable by the fact she has to live with her over-bearing motor-mouth mother Miriam who’s convinced the house is haunted. But after dismissing Miriam’s superstitions, rebellious Kylie too starts hearing unsettling whispers in the dark, creaking floorboards and strange bumps in the night. Has she inherited her mother’s overactive imagination or is there indeed evil afoot between the windows and doors?

New Zealand has one hell of a track record when it comes to horror. From the early work of Peter Jackson and his film Bad Taste and »

- Phil Wheat

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’100 Bloody Acres’ Blu-ray Review

9 July 2015 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie Kristian, John Jarratt | Written and Directed by Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

Australia and New Zealand have a fine tradition of mixing comedy and horror to superb effect. Be it the early work of Peter Jackson such as Bad Taste and Brain Dead, or more recent efforts such as Wyrmwood and The Loved Ones, horror from down under always seems to walk a very fine line be laughs and scares, and 100 Bloody Acres is no different.

The Morgan Brothers’ “Blood and Bone” fertiliser has been a huge boon to their business but there’s a catch to its production – they’ve been using dead car crash victims in the mix! However it’s been months since their last find and an important new customer is waiting on a delivery. When Reg Morgan, the junior partner in the business, comes across three »

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Colin Trevorrow responds to Joss Whedon’s “sexist” criticism of Jurassic World

6 June 2015 3:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April, Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon took to Twitter to criticise a clip from Universal’s upcoming dino-sequel Jurassic World, calling it ” 70’s era sexist”, and now Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow has finally responded during an interview with Bad Taste, stating that he doesn’t completely disagree with Whedon.

“I wasn’t bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don’t totally disagree with him. I wonder why [Universal] chose a clip like that, that shows an isolated situation within a movie that has an internal logic. That starts with characters that are almost archetypes, stereotypes that are deconstructed as the story progresses. The real protagonist of the movie is Claire and we embrace her femininity in the story’s progression. There’s no need for a female character that does things like a male character, that’s not what »

- Gary Collinson

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'Badadook' director Jennifer Kent's career is starting to look like Peter Jackson's

4 June 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jennifer Kent's "The Babadook" was the best horror film of 2014, and Essie Davis should have scored a Best Actress nod for her fierce portrayal of a mother in crisis. There, I said it! To her credit, Kent is smart enough to know that the Academy isn't keen on recognizing horror movies in the major categories, and thusly has taken a page from fellow Oceanian Peter Jackson's playbook for her followup, an adaptation of Alexis Coe's non-fiction book "Alice + Freda Forever." It could not get much more "Heavenly Creatures"-y than this! Check out the synopsis, courtesy Deadline: Coe based her book on research that included more than 100 love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles and courtroom proceedings to tell the tragic, real-life love story of Alice Mitchell and Freda Ward. After their love letters were discovered, the women were forbidden to ever speak again. Ward adjusted to this with apparent ease, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Colin Trevorrow on Joss Whedon's Jurassic World criticism: "I don't totally disagree"

4 June 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Colin Trevorrow has revealed his thoughts on Joss Whedon's criticism of Jurassic World, even agreeing with the Avengers director's comments.

Whedon had said that the first clip released by Universal of Chris Pratt chatting and flirting with Bryce Dallas Howard was "'70s era sexist".

Although Whedon later tweeted that his comment was "bad form", Jurassic World director Trevorrow has said he doesn't "totally disagree" with the remark.

Talking to Italian publication Bad Taste, Trevorrow explained: "I wasn't bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don't totally disagree with him."

Trevorrow seemed more concerned with why that particular clip (seen below) had been chosen as the first to be issued from the new film.

He said: "I wonder why [Universal] chose a clip like that, that shows an isolated situation within a movie that has an internal logic. That starts with characters that are almost archetypes, »

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Jurassic World: Colin Trevorrow responds to Joss Whedon

4 June 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow admits Joss Whedon might have had a point over an out-of-context clip of his film...

A minor-ish internet storm appeared to brew a month or two back, when Avengers: Age Of Ultron director Joss Whedon posted a comment with regards a clip of Jurassic World that Universal had released. On his now-deleted Twitter account, Whedon wrote that "I'm too busy wishing wasn't 70's era sexist. She's a stiff, he's a life-force - really? Still?". This was in relation to the interaction between Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard's characters.

Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is currently on the interview circuit for the movie, and Bad Taste asked him what he thought about Whedon's words. Turned out he saw the point.

"I wasn’t bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don’t totally disagree with him", he said, »

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'Jurassic World' Director Colin Trevorrow & Bryce Dallas Howard Respond to Joss Whedon's 'Sexism' Claims

4 June 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Back in April, Avengers: Age of Ultron director and noted feminist Joss Whedon put the new sequel Jurassic World on notice for what he believed were sexist overtones in an official clip (see bottom of this post). He made his comments in a Tweet calling the scene "70's era sexist" and portraying star Bryce Dallas Howard's character Claire as a "stiff" and Chris Pratt's Owen as a "life-force." Whedon later shared regret for his comments, saying he should not have shared such a comment on social media and that "it's not what a gentleman would do." So, no harm, no foul, rightc Well, with Jurassic World's media tour in full swing as the June 12 release date looms, journalists got the chance to ask director Colin Trevorrow and Howard about Whedon's sentiment. Turns out, neither are that upset about it, and both might just kind of agree. In »

- Cory Woodroof

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Colin Trevorrow Responds to Joss Whedon’s Jurassic World Criticism

4 June 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Back in April, Joss Whedon criticized the first Jurassic World clip for being sexist, and tweeted, “…and I’m too busy wishing this clip wasn’t 70’s era sexist. She’s a stiff, he’s a life-force – really? Still?” While I don’t think he was wrong about the clip, it was slightly poor form to take down a movie that hadn't even opened and based on 90 seconds of the story no less. [caption id="attachment_373533" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Universal Pictures[/caption] Director Colin Trevorrow was recently asked about Whedon’s comments, and handled it like a class act. Speaking to Bad Taste [via The Playlist], Trevorrow said, “I wasn’t bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don’t totally disagree with him,” going on to say that he was confused about why Universal went with a clip that could look bad when taken out of context: “I wonder »

- Matt Goldberg

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Jurassic World’s Director Doesn’t ‘Totally Disagree’ With Joss Whedon’s Sexism Complaints

4 June 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Back in April, Avengers director Joss Whedon spoke out against a clip from Jurassic World, referring to it as "'70s era sexist." In a new interview with Bad Taste, the film's director, Colin Trevorrow, is responding to Whedon's complaints. "I wasn’t bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don’t totally disagree with him," he says. Trevorrow also doesn't sound entirely happy with that particular bit of marketing: "I wonder why [Universal] chose a clip like that, that shows an isolated situation within a movie that has an internal logic. That starts with characters that are almost archetypes, stereotypes that are deconstructed as the story progresses. The real protagonist of the movie is Claire and we embrace her femininity in the story’s progression. There’s no need for a female character that does things like a male character, that’s not what »

- Dee Lockett

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Jurassic World Director Says Joss Whedon Was Right, And Wrong, To Criticize

4 June 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We.re now a few months removed from a highly publicized social media incident over comments made about Jurassic World that indirectly helped lead to Joss Whedon permanently removing himself from Twitter. Yet, as the movie readies its release next week, Whedon.s initial accusations of sexism still stings for those connected to the film. In fact, director, Colin Tevorrow recently responded, giving comments that both affirm and refute Whedon.s words. In an interview with Italian news site, Bad Taste (via posted translation from Coming Soon), Colin Trevorrow, who co-wrote and directed Jurassic World, the object of Joss Whedon.s brief public scorn, made a nuanced response to the controversial critique made by The Avengers overlord. According to Trevorrow: I wasn.t bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don.t totally disagree with him. I wonder why [Universal] chose a clip like »

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Colin Trevorrow Responds To Jurassic World Criticism

4 June 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jurassic World was a dealt a pretty serious blow early on in its marketing campaign when Universal unveiled a clip from the action-adventure blockbuster that many, including Avengers director Joss Whedon, accused of sexism toward star Bryce Dallas Howard. Now, director Colin Trevorrow is tackling the controversy head on.

Talking to Bad Taste, the helmer was asked about his thoughts on Whedon’s reaction, which was encapsulated in a tweet reading, “I’m too busy wishing this clip wasn’t 70’s era sexist. She’s a stiff, he’s a life-force – really? Still?” Trevorrow told the Italian site that he did see the comment, and he had a mixed reaction:

“I wasn’t bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don’t totally disagree with him. I wonder why [Universal] chose a clip like that, that shows an isolated situation within a movie that has an internal logic. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"I Don’t Totally Disagree With Him": Colin Trevorrow Responds To Joss Whedon's 'Jurassic World' Criticism

4 June 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Earlier this year, Joss Whedon set the internet alight, and it had nothing to do with "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." After the first clip from "Jurassic World" was released, showing the film's leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard engaging in some painful banter, Whedon took to Twitter and declared the sequence was "70's era sexist." And while Whedon later said what he did was "bad form," everyone around the movie has largely remained quiet about the critique, but with the blockbuster stomping into cinemas next week, director Colin Trevorrow has responded, and he's pretty reflective about it all.  Read More: Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots “I wasn’t bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don’t totally disagree with him,” the director told Bad Taste, though like many, he was puzzled why »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Trevorrow On Whedon's "Jurassic" Criticism

4 June 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the more unusual social media spats this year was that regarding the first stand alone clip released from Universal's "Jurassic World". Following a bunch of great trailers, the clip featured stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard engaging in some fairly dated sexual banter.

It was an odd choice for a clip, and it scored some criticism from director Joss Whedon who dubbed it "70's era sexist" but then latter said it had been "bad form" to criticise it like that. The film's director Colin Trevorrow, out doing press rounds for the movie ahead of its global release next week, has now responded to the charge and tells Bad Taste:

"I wasn't bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don't totally disagree with him. I wonder why [Universal] chose a clip like that, that shows an isolated situation within a movie that has an internal logic. »

- Garth Franklin

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'The Bachelorette' Premiere's 13 Hot Mess ('Horned Up!') Moments

18 May 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Now that "Mad Men" is over, "The Bachelorette" is ready to take its place as the best show on television. And by best we clearly mean most shamelessly Iq-reducing. But we're not here to judge, we're here to be the jury and pass stiff sentences against the clowns (that means you, Ryan M.) who showed up on Season 11's premiere to try and date Kaitlyn Bristowe, Britt Nilsson or whoever else showed up. We find most of them guilty of cringe-inducing silliness (not you, Joshua, Ian, Ben Z, Joe, Shawn B....) and sentence them to loving ridicule in this list. The official Bachelorette -- either Kaitlyn or Britt -- will be revealed Tuesday night in another hour special, but here are 13 highlights/lowlights from May 18's drunken, *dramatic,* and painfully awkward first episode.

1. Ryan Gets Drunk, Says Dumb Stuff

Ryan M. both won and lost the night for the same reason: He was That Guy. »

- Gina Carbone

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DVD Review – Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2015)

11 May 2015 4:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, 2015.

Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner.

Starring Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill and Luke McKenzie.

Synopsis:

During the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse a mechanic goes in search of his sister, who has been kidnapped by a group of psychotic soldiers who want to experiment on her.

It may seem like sacrilege to say it but the zombie genre is dying on its arse. Horror movies have always been notoriously cheap to produce and in this day of CGI effects replacing practical squibs and latex flesh it has never been easier to knock something together quickly and for very little physical effort, hence why the zombie movie has become so prevalent over the past few years. And with the increasing quantity comes the decreasing quality, meaning that studios putting out any old mean-spirited guff with the words “…of the Dead” in the title is supposed to »

- Gary Collinson

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