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One week ago today, The CW released a special video that showed characters from both Arrow and The Flash taking part in what was called a "Superhero Fight Club," as heroes and villains squared off in a massive steel cage. The network continued with this theme last Tuesday, when they released three character posters featuring Arrow (Stephen Amell), The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Arsenal (Colton Haynes) in the Superhero Fight Club cage. Today, the network released two more character posters featuring two prominent villains from the secretive fight club, Arrow's Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and The Flash's Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh).
The Flash returns tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21 with "Who Is Harrison Wells?", which centers on Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) heading to Starling City to continue their investigation of Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh). While in town, the duo enlists the help of Captain Lance (guest »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Constantine, Batman vs. Robin, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow, The Incredible Hulk, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Defenders, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, The Fantastic Four, The Incredibles 2, Heroes Reborn and more…
So, with Avengers: Age of Ultron less than a week away from release, Warner Bros. has decided to pull the trigger on our first look at its huge DC offering Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, announcing earlier in the week that the first trailer is to be screened in select North American IMAX cinemas this Monday. To whet our appetites, director Zack Snyder took to Twitter with a 20 second tease, and then… just »
- Gary Collinson
It's hard to believe it now, but a decade ago the Marvel Cinematic Universe was merely a twinkle in Kevin Feige's eye. Today, McU offerings are blockbuster staples, with the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more providing film fans with thundering entertainment and a connected universe culminating in the Avengers movies.
With Age of Ultron on the horizon, we've gone back through the 10 Marvel films to-date to rank them all from worst to best. Read on to find out our verdict, then join the discussion in the comments below.
10. Iron Man 2 (2010)
If Iron Man was a savvy exercise in kick-starting a shared cinematic universe, then its sequel brought everything crashing back down with a sharp, painful thud. Overstuffed with new characters, multiple plot strands and far-too-much in the way of Avengers set-up, Iron Man 2 is a step down from its predecessor in practically every way. »
Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****Spoilers Ahead**** Mischief. Mayhem. Soap. Like many of the most celebrated films in history, Fight Club was a disappointment at the box office. Whether marketing, expectations, or the sheer uniqueness and irreverence of David Fincher's film are to blame, audiences were quick to discover it following its »
- Brian Bitner
In honour of The Times’ film critic Kevin Maher’s list of iconic movie rebels, we take a look at what it truly takes to make a tough guy in cinema.
What constitutes a tough guy, as in ‘man’, on film is usually a traditional interpretation of masculinity. There is always room for the sensitive hero in a sweater and slacks, but for those who watch movies as ingrained wish fulfilment, the sexy and sweaty man’s man needs suitable attire to reflect his personality. But it is not just about the garments themselves. A jacket is a jacket, but a leather jacket is a symbol. A wax jacket on the other hand is enlightened – the reformist hero.
Waxed cotton is fantastic stuff. Essentially it is a treated fabric, albeit one that needs regular re-covering to ensure longevity. The result is a lightweight, versatile material that, although not especially warm, »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
It’s time for a new weekly series folks! Yes, starting today I want to try a new series on for size. Much like how I looked at the best winners in almost every Academy Award field, I want to now turn my attention towards individuals (specifically those active in the field), starting with cinematographers. Basically, this first one will look at the best Directors of Photography currently working in the business. There’s tons of amazing Dp’s in the industry so this is clearly going to be a divisive list. Still, that’s part of the fun of it as well! Hopefully you all enjoy and this becomes a weekly or at least monthly series… Before I get to the list, I’m going to quickly explain what will be happening below. In short, I’ll be listing ten Dp’s/cinematographers that I think are the best in the business right now. »
- Joey Magidson
Earlier today we brought you a rather cool ‘Superhero Fight Club’ promo from The CW to promote this week’s return of The Flash and Arrow [watch it here], and now we’ve got a couple of posters for the latter, featuring Stephen Amell’s Emerald Archer and Colton Haynes’ Arsenal…
Doug Jones Guest Stars As DC Comics’ Villain Deathbolt — Lance (Paul Blackthorne) continues his mission to take down the Arrow (Stephen Amell) so Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) orders Oliver to keep a low profile. However, when a meta-human named Jake Simmons (guest star Doug Jones), who kills people with blasts of energy and plasma, starts terrorizing Starling City, Oliver is forced to ask Ray (Brandon Routh) for help.
Arrow airs on The CW on Wednesday nights. Follow all of our coverage here.
- Gary Collinson
With The Flash and Arrow returning to TV screens this week, The CW has released a new promo for the its two DC superhero shows entitled Superhero Fight Club, which sees the shows’ many heroes and villains battling it out in the Thunderdome. Or something resembling the Thunderdome, anyway. Check it out here…
The Flash returns to The CW tonight, followed by Arrow tomorrow.
- Gary Collinson
Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel Fight Club is one of the most well-known stories from the famous author, as the tale of a man whose attempts to combat insomnia take him down some unorthodox routes has been both critically and commercially embraced. As with many novels, Fight Club was soon optioned for a feature, which was released in 1999 with the same title.
Unlike a number of other adaptations, however, Fight Club became an entity in and of itself, establishing director David Fincher as a force to be reckoned with and still remaining a notable entry in his filmography. The film is similarly often associated with the filmography of star Brad Pitt, who played Tyler Durden.
However, taking a story from the page to the screen results in some changes along the way, for a variety of reasons. With both Palahniuk’s novel and Fincher’s film being distinct and well-lauded, the differences become more intriguing. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
David Fincher’s adaptation of “Gone Girl” hit theaters last fall with attendant controversy. Some of it was rehashed from the original release of Gillian Flynn’s book (is the story misogynist or feminist?), and some of it had to do with Fincher’s take (was that Ben Affleck’s real peen?) As frenzied as many tweets and think pieces were, none compared to the hysteria surrounding an earlier adaptation Fincher had directed of another popular novel. Released in 1999, Fincher’s “Fight Club” is based on Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 book of the same name. Parents and conservatives were up in arms about the film, fearing it would it would inspire mindless violence. Yet those fears would be somewhat justified when some idiots took the wrong lessons from the film —which many idiots have done with many films— and started their own fight clubs. A new episode of CineFix’s “What’s the Difference? »
- Cain Rodriguez
In 2013, I attended an introduction of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver by writer/director Paul Schrader at The Royal Theatre in Toronto. In his opening remarks Schrader explained the process of writing a ‘lonely man’ film during a paranoid depressive state he was going through. Since then, I’ve realized that I have a fondness for ‘lonely man’ character films. Films like Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, David Fincher’s Fight Club, Spike Jonze’s Her, andthe Coen brothers’ A Serious Man fit neatly into this category. Each of these movies has their own version of a disenfranchised soul searching for an identity in the world. They resent society because of their isolation from it and they try various ways of connecting with to find a purpose in it. I am also highly aware of the lack of ‘lonely woman’ films or rather a good enough variety of »
- Jacqueline Valencia
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is an eminent actor and a well-respected performer of his generation. He constantly puts in solid performances in any movie, television or theatrical projects he involves himself in and is a consummate professional. He recently picked up the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama award at this years Golden Globe ceremony in Los Angeles for his much praised role as the conniving Francis Underwood in Netflix Original series ‘House of Cards’. And with the third season of the award-winning series heading our way later this month we thought we’d take a look back at some of the best and most iconic movie roles the 55-year old actor has managed to accumulate over the years.
- David Agnew
While ten feature films may not seem like a big filmography to work with, last year saw Daniel Silva pull together a monster seventeen-minute tribute to director David Fincher just before "Gone Girl" opened. And that didn't even include footage from "Alien 3." While Alexandre Gasulla doesn't break the ten-minute mark with this movie, it's no less impactful for its shorter length. Perhaps it's even a bit more complete by including Fincher's debut feature. Read More: Ranked: The Films of David Fincher So yes, “Se7en,” “The Game,” “Fight Club,” “Panic Room,” “Zodiac,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Social Network” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” are also featured in this video tribute which uses a few different musical motifs to highlight Fincher's beautiful and, at times, very bloody work. You probably don't need to be reminded that he's a master at crafting shots, but if you do, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
After the jump: The Transporter: Refueled gets pushed back to fall Rings sucks in Aimee Teegarden of Friday Night Lights Ron Howard preps the Da Vinci Code sequel in Florence Paul Blart is “2 Blart 2 Furious” in a new trailer James Bond won’t be part of a “Marvel-style” universe Zachary Levi tweets a look […]
- Angie Han
About a week ago, a short film called "The Leviathan" appeared online and immediately got the attention of sci-fi lovers. The film became so popular that it got the attention of 20th Century Fox, which just announced that it will turn the project into a feature film. "The Leviathan" is directed by Ruairi Robinson, who is best known for being the first director attached to Warner Bros' live-action "Akira" movie. The short film is written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and contains creature design by Jordu Schell, one of the main designers on "Avatar." Fox already attached Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) to produce and Neill Blomkamp (director of "District 9" and "Chappie") to executive produce. Uhls will provide the screenplay. Check out the short film below and here's the plot synopsis: By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds. Faster than light travel was made »
It's been a good week and a half for Irish director Ruairi Robinson. After his proof of concept/pitch trailer for sci-fi movie The Leviathan caused quite a stir on the Internet, it soon attracted the attention Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), who attached himself to the project as producer, and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, who came on board as executive producer. Now, courtesy of Variety, we have found out the movie has found a home at 20th Century Fox, with the studio picking up the project up to expand it into a feature film. Robinson will direct from a script by Fight Club's Jim Uhls, with the story, taking cues from literary sources like Dune and Moby Dick, concerning a 22nd century where faster than light travel is achieved by harvesting the eggs of massive flying whales. For those who haven't seen the pitch trailer, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Chuck Palahniuk returns to the world of Fight Club with a new comic book sequel that continues the story of his original novel and movie adaptation. He wrote the comic himself, with art from Cameron Stewart. The book will launch on Free Comic Book Day, May 2, with a special edition followed by the first issue of the regular series later in the month. The Hollywood Reporter has a first look at the variant cover for the first issue, which comes from Sex Criminals Artist Chip Zdarsky.
Fight Club 2 was announced last year, and will continue the story of the the unnamed protagonist of his 1996 novel and movie originally played by Edward Norton. He is now married to Marla, played by Helena Bonham Carter, and is a father. His named is revealed to be Sylvester, though his violent alter ego Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt, is waiting in the wings »
Just 10 days after the proof-of-concept trailer was first released, 20th Century Fox has picked up the sci-fi thriller The Leviathan from director Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars). We reported earlier this week that Simon Kinberg has come aboard to produce with Neill Blomkamp serving as an executive producer. Simon Kinberg has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, so the project landing here makes perfect sense.
The Leviathan is set in the 22nd Century, where mankind has developed the ability to travel faster than the speed of light. This is made possible by harvesting exotic matter from the largest creatures Earth has ever seen, but those who are tasked with obtaining the matter do so involuntarily. Ruairi Robinson's three-minute proof-of-concept video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times since debuting last week, which helped build plenty of buzz for this sci-fi film's potential.
Ruairi Robinson is directing »
Ruairi Robinson's proof-of-concept teaser for The Leviathan shocked and awed millions of people who played it on their computer screens, so imagine the jaw-dropping look the feature film adaptation will have on the big screen now that 20th Century Fox has picked up the Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp-produced project.
Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has picked up the pitch to make a feature film adaptation of Ruairi Robinson's The Leviathan. The news comes less than a week after it was revealed that Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) would produce and Blomkamp (Chappie, upcoming Alien film) would executive produce a feature film version of the three-plus minute video that featured dazzling digital effects and a colossal creature soaring through a cloud-shrouded sky. The move makes sense, as Kinberg has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox and Blomkamp is currently set to scribe and helm »
- Derek Anderson
Movement on Ruairi Robinson‘s proposed sci-fi film The Leviathan happened fast. The director posted a proof of concept trailer just days ago, which led to Neill Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg joining the project as producers. Now Fox has bought the The Leviathan movie pitch and the script for the film, written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club). Variety reports. […]
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- Russ Fischer
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