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In 1979, Don Coscarelli was 23 years old when he made a haunting, off-beat tale of two brothers facing off against an inter-dimensional threat known as The Tall Man, who Angus Scrimm (Coscarelli’s best friend) played with psychopathic intensity. “Phantasm” became a cult phenomenon, spawning four sequels; the purported finale, “Phantasm: Ravager” (Well Go USA), opens this week. But Scrimm’s no longer around to help promote it, and Coscarelli’s left on his own to contemplate a rocky career.
Whether or not it’s truly the last, “Ravager” does mark Scrimm’s final performance. The actor died in January at the age of 89, not long after production wrapped. When “Phantasm: Ravager” premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, alongside a new 4k restoration of the original film (aided by Jj Abrams’ production studio, Bad Robot), the screenings had the air of a wake.
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- Eric Kohn
Doctor Strange is an odd film for Marvel. So far in their cinematic universe, things stayed relatively science fiction. A lot of the stuff on Earth has all sorts of crazy tech-heavy technology, but nothing that's so ridiculously unbelievable that it couldn't be explained away as pseudoscience. An the galactic scale, we've mostly been able to shrug off even the most outrageous of events and spectacles (like those in the Thor movies or in Guardians of the Galaxy) because, you know, it's set in space and on other planets.
With Doctor Strange, Marvel runs the risk of throwing all logic out the window in favor of magic. It's a double-edged sword for sure, and while this could ultimately help in increasing the longevity of the shared universe, it also has the potential to break any form of common sense already established in the world. And what about that one line in the original Thor, »
- Joseph Medina
With Marvel’s Agent Carter set to return to ABC this coming Tuesday, Comic Book Resources has been talking to showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters about the second season, with Fazekas revealing that the show will include a tie-in to the upcoming Phase Two movie Doctor Strange as Peggy (Hayley Atwell) investigates a mysterious company called Isodyne Energy.
“Basically, Isodyne is a company that we invented based in part on real life companies like Radiodyne or General Atomic or the beginnings of the Jet Propulsion Lab — all of which were in L.A. in the ’40s, and were developing the space program and were developing nukes,” states Fazekas. “That’s what Isodyne is, and what you’ll learn is they were involved in the nuclear testing out in the desert when they were testing the, at the time they were calling it the atom bomb — and one of these »
- Gary Collinson
ABC's "Marvel's Agent Carter" is set to kick off its second season next week with the series shifting its location to Los Angeles for its sophomore outing. Though the first season had plenty of callbacks to "Captain America: The First Avenger," it sounds like the upcoming second season wil include a key connection to the upcoming "Doctor Strange" film.
"Basically, Isodyne is a company that we invented based in part on real life companies like Radiodyne or General Atomic or the beginnings of the Jet Propulsion Lab - all of which were in L.A. in the '40s, and were developing the space program and were developing nukes.
That's what Isodyne is, and what you'll learn is they »
- Garth Franklin
With just one week left until Season 2 of Marvel's Agent Carter debuts, intriguing new details have surfaced, which reveal even more connections between the show and the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large. The show has previously featured Captain America: The First Avenger star Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan, and Dominic Cooper will be back to reprise his role as Howard Stark, the father of Tony Stark. Today, executive producer Michele Fazekas reveals the upcoming season will tie in to one of the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, Doctor Strange. Here's what she had to say, when asked if the extra-dimensional energy source known as Darkforce will tie into the McU.
"Basically, Isodyne is a company that we invented based in part on real life companies like Radiodyne or General Atomic or the beginnings of the Jet Propulsion Lab -- all of which were in L.A. in the '40s, »
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