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Stan Lee May Be Secretly Playing The Same Marvel Character In Every Movie

10 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When you consider the high level of attention paid to continuity that exists in modern comic book movie franchises, the ubiquitous presence of Marvel co-founder Stan Lee produces an interesting puzzle. It.s weird enough that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has presented him as a World War II general, "Larry King," a poison-soda drinker, a Xandarian Ladies' Man, and more - but it.s even more bizarre when you factor in his appearances alongside the X-Men, different versions of Spider-Man, and other superheroes as well (imagining, naturally, that he is always the same guy). Of course, we all know that the cameos are really meant as tribute to the man who did his part to create some of the greatest fictional characters in history, but what if the legendary writer has been playing a secret role this entire time? In case you couldn.t already tell, it.s fan speculation »

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Halloween ComicFest 2014 to Feature Free Horror Comics, Including Afterlife with Archie, Resident Evil & Max Brooks’ Extinction Parade

25 September 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Presented by Diamond Comic Distributors on October 25th at participating comic book stores is the 3rd Annual Halloween ComicFest (Hcf), featuring costume contests and giveaways of horror-themed comics. Shops will be giving out 19 free titles this year, and readers can seek out tales of the living dead in Afterlife with Archie #1, Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire, and Max Brooks’ Extinction Parade #1.

Press Release - “Diamond Comic Distributors announces a celebration of comics, comic shops, and pop-culture in October with the third annual Halloween ComicFest (Hcf) event! Communities are encouraged to check out their local comic shop and get free comics while also participating in shop’s special Halloween events such as costume contests, sales, character appearances and more on Saturday, October 25th, 2014!

During Halloween ComicFest, adults and kids can go into a local participating comic shop and get free Halloween and horror themed comics and mini-comics published specifically for Halloween ComicFest. »

- Derek Anderson

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Pop Culture's Greatest Homages To 'The Shining'

25 September 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Making a Scene" is an AOL On Originals series featuring actor, director and film-buff James Franco. Each week, Franco will take his passion for movies and mash up two of cinema's most iconic flicks in a way only he can imagine.

Horror films come and go but few have left such a lasting impression on pop culturelike "The Shining."

Even if you've never seen Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror flick, you've undoubtedly come across something that's riffed on the movie-adaptation of the same-named Stephen King novel.

Perhaps it's a play on the unsettling image of the Grady daughters. Maybe you never understood the significance of "Redrum" until now. Perhaps the phrase "Here's Johnny!" takes on a whole new significance once you've discovered its source material.

Television shows and music videos have borrowed some of the film's stand-out moments and now James Franco has decided to put his own twist on "The Shining. »

- Brian Trinh

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50 bizarre examples of movie tie-ins and merchandise

25 September 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Movie merchandise is big business. But some people will try and slap the name of The Avengers or Batman on anything...

Cool film stuff can be almost as fun as actually going to the movies. Think of a Batman cape, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure, or Goldeneye on the N64. Hell, the merchandising can often be more enjoyable than the actual film – remember how much fun the first few months of 1999 were before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was actually released?

Yet, in the chase to make a quick buck out of devoted fans, some... let's just say less relevant, movie merchandise is churned out and flogged to the public.

Here then are 50 of the strangest (not ranked in order!) – expect action figures of obscure henchmen, 16-carat gold Twilight jewellery and some truly vomit-inducing burgers…

1. Spider-Man 3 / The Dark Knight – Burger King’s Dark Whopper

In Spider-Man 3, Peter »

- sarahd

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Lukewarm Off Presses: Ben-Hur, Bourne-Again, Baz Junior?

19 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Catching up with some stories we've missed of late.

Ben-hur

Morgan Freeman was the first cast member announced for the remake of Best Picture winning Ben-Hur (1959) which was itself a remake of the silent epic of the same name in 1925.  Freeman will play the role of a wise old man who gives advice like a Pez Dispenser with Morgan Freeman's face on it. Can Morgan Freeman do anything else? Shame that a once very gifted actor now plays Exactly the same role in everything. Maybe he doesn't care to stretch? Jack Huston of Boardwalk Empire fame (who seems to be in the running for everything these days -even if he hasn't booked the high profile stuff until now) will play the lead Charlton Heston role. But good luck trying to best William Wyler's Oscar winning classic (one of 'em rather). I shudder to think how they'll handle Messala, »

- NATHANIEL R

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In a Nutshell: Ninja Apocalypse

19 September 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Remember that level in Streets of Rage where you battle a horde of bad guys on a lift as you make your way up to the final boss? That's what Ninja Apocalypse reminded me of. But without the awesomeness. Obviously. Ninja Apocalypse isn't a bad film by any stretch of the imagination, it's just not a very good one either. Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett, who worked on the visual effects for big budget pictures like Avatar, Spiderman and The Lord of the Rings, Ninja Apocalypse reads like a goofy concept on paper but takes itself way too seriously for that. Thankfully, as you would expect considering his track record in the industry, Barnett does conjure up some nifty effects work along the way. It's not much but it certainly takes the focus away from the lukewarm action choreography. Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat), the »

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In a Nutshell: Ninja Apocalypse

19 September 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Remember that level in Streets of Rage where you battle a horde of bad guys on a lift as you make your way up to the final boss? That's what Ninja Apocalypse reminded me of. But without the awesomeness. Obviously. Ninja Apocalypse isn't a bad film by any stretch of the imagination, it's just not a very good one either. Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett, who worked on the visual effects for big budget pictures like Avatar, Spiderman and The Lord of the Rings, Ninja Apocalypse reads like a goofy concept on paper but takes itself way too seriously for that. Thankfully, as you would expect considering his track record in the industry, Barnett does conjure up some nifty effects work along the way. It's not much but it certainly takes the focus away from the lukewarm action choreography. Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat), the »

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Alex Kurtzman Talks Venom And Choosing The Right Man For The Symbiote

16 September 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not much is known about Alex Kurtzman’s Venom film for Sony, apart from the fact that it will feature the famous Spider-Man villain in an anti-hero role. Kurtzman recently talked about how the character provides a darker entry point into the Spidey franchise, as “there are certain lines that Spider-Man won’t cross… Venom, in a weird way, is the representation of every line that will get crossed.” While some characters provide straight-forward adaptation possibilities, Venom is a bit of a different story, because there have been a handful of different versions over the years.

The Venom symbiote has been worn by several characters in Spider-Man lore throughout the years and in various forms of media, the most notable of which are Peter Parker, Eddie Brock, Mac Gargan a.k.a. The Scorpion, Flash Thompson, and Harry Osborn.

Making Eddie Brock the Venom of choice is perhaps the safest bet, »

- James Garcia

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‘Venom’ Director On Choosing Proper Version of the ‘Spider-Man’ Anti-Hero

16 September 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Sony is trying to differentiate itself in the shared superhero universe game by leaving its flagship superhero (Spider-Man) alone for a bit, in favor of exploring the darker side of things via two villain-centric movies, Venom and Sinister Six. 

While everyone is curious as to how a blockbuster villain team-up film is going to play with audiences, the character of Venom actually got a live-action movie adaption in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 - to almost universal disappointment amongst fans. That being the case, the Venom movie is under a ton of scrutiny, as fans wait to see how director Alex Kurtzman (co-screenwriter of Star Trek Into Darkness) and writer Ed Solomon (Now You See MeMen in Black) are ...

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- Kofi Outlaw

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Comics: Meet 'Spider-Man UK' This October In Amazing Spider-man #7 Preview

15 September 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Together for the first time! The Amazing Spider-Man meets the Miraculous Ms. Marvel in the super hero team-up you’ve all been waiting for in October’s Amazing Spider-man #7! And if that’s not enough, New York Times-bestselling creators Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Giuseppe Cammuncoli also bring you to the Edge of Spider-Verse!   As Spidey and Ms. Marvel face someone who looks a lot like Captain Marvel, meet the mysterious Spider-uk – but what is his connection to Spider-Verse? Seeds of the biggest Spider-Man story of all time are sown here, and no fan can afford to miss the epic Amazing Spider-man #7 – on-sale this October! Amazing Spider-man #7 Written by Dan Slott with Christos Gage Pencils & Cover by Giuseppe Cammuncoli Variant Covers by Javier Pulido, Gary Choo, Michael Golden, Hasbro »

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10 Lessons Sony Must Learn Before The Amazing Spider-Man 3

13 September 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Sony Pictures

It’s not exactly a secret that the new rebooted Spider-Man franchise has failed to live up to all the expectations brought on by the fact that a) both movies thus far have been directed by 500 Days of Summer’s Marc Webb and b) star Andrew Garfield as the titular hero. Despite the fact that Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was viewed as enough of a failure (creatively, not financially) to warrant rebooting the entire franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man movies have either felt invariably stale and/or too familiar, or have reprised so many of that picture’s colossal mistakes that it’s hard to know how to take it.

Spider-Man is arguably the most popular superhero of all, so it’s surprising that – with so much brilliant source material to work with and such an eager fanbase – so much of the new franchise has felt entirely lackluster. »

- Sam Hill

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Award Winning Hollywood VFX Supervisor for Mohenjo Daro

12 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro just keeps getting bigger in scale! Following the addition of Oscar-Award nominated and Emmy-Award winning Costume Designer April Ferry to the crew, Ashutosh has roped in one more Hollywood specialist. Award winning VFX Supervisor Karen Goulekas is on board to take over the VFX reigns for Mohenjo Daro.

Karen, who has won two BAFTA Awards for Best Visual Effects, first for The Fifth Element and once again for The Day After Tomorrow, has also worked on films such as Apollo 13, Godzilla, Spider-man, 10,000 BC and more recently The Green Lantern, Looper and Don Jon.

Says Karen, “Ashutosh is an amazing story-teller with a beautiful vision for Mohenjo Daro. And now our challenge, as his creative team, is to do whatever it takes to get that vision up on that big screen for audiences to share and enjoy.”

Ashutosh Gowariker, “I am super excited to have »

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Release Details for Candyman Soundtrack on Vinyl and Cassette

12 September 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The folks at One Way Static Records must have chanted “Candyman” five times while looking in the mirror, because their latest release is the soundtrack to 1992’s Candyman, a film based on Clive Barker’s Books of Blood short story, “The Forbidden.” Making its vinyl debut, the eerie soundtrack by Philip Glass is available to pre-order, and we have song samples and a look at the gatefold and cassette cover art.

Press Release - “One Way Static Records is really proud to be bring you their latest release, A release where we had the chance to work with two icons in their own respective fields!

Today we present to you the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Clive Barker’s 1992 ‘Candyman’ composed & performed by Philip Glass.

Clive Barker who wrote the story for Candyman is a multi talented artist, painter, director & producer. The extent of his work is endless. Spawning Nightbreed, »

- Derek Anderson

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Award Winning Hollywood VFX Supervisor for Mohenjo Daro

12 September 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Ashutosh Gowariker's Mohenjo Daro keeps getting bigger in scale, following the addition of Oscar-Award nominated and Emmy-Award winning Costume Designer April Ferry to the crew, Ashutosh has roped in one more Hollywood specialist. Award winning VFX Supervisor Karen Goulekas is on board to take over the VFX reigns for Mohenjo Daro. Karen, who has won two BAFTA Awards for Best Visual Effects, first for The Fifth Element and once again for The Day After Tomorrow, has also worked on films such as Apollo 13, Godzilla, Spider-man, 10,000 BC and more recently The Green Lantern, Looper and Don Jon. Says Karen, "Ashutosh is an amazing story-teller with a beautiful vision for Mohenjo Daro. And now our challenge, as his creative team, is to do whatever it takes to get that vision up on that big screen for audiences to share and enjoy." Ashutosh Gowariker, "I am super excited to have on board VFX Supervisor Karen Goulekas, »

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Chuck Palahniuk’s Rant to be adapted by James Franco

12 September 2014 6:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lit Reactor today brings news that Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk’s 2007 novel Rant is to be adapted for the screen by actor/director James Franco (Spider-Man, Pineapple Express), who has picked up the rights.

The author is quoted as saying: “As of last night we’ve finalized a deal for James Franco to option my novel Rant…..Details about the casting, shooting and a proposed release date will be forthcoming. Hurray. After the opportunity to work with Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Sam Rockwell, I can’t imagine a more exciting actor to work with than Franco.”

After Fight Club in 1999 and the under-rated Choke in 2008 (which starred Rockwell), this will be the third of Palahniuk’s novels to be brought to the screen. It will also mark another book-adaptation directorial job for Franco, who is making a habit of adapting famous novels, including 2013 effort As I Lay Dying, »

- Scott Davis

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Alex Kurtzman Discusses a "Much Darker" Venom

11 September 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Star Trek co-writer Alex Kurtzman is currently developing a Venom movie for Sony Pictures that he will direct. Venom is a crazy and cool character and one of my favorites in Spider-Man's universe. I like his dark personality and what he brings to the stories that he's in. Kurtzman discusses this stuff in a recent interview with MTV, and talks about why he wanted to work with the character.

"Well, Venom is sort of the flip side in that there are certain lines that Spider-Man won’t cross because he’s Peter Parker and Peter Parker will only do certain things and Venom is an entirely different character. Venom, in a weird way, is the representation of every line that will get crossed. He’s a much darker character. I wouldn’t even really say more complicated because I think they’re both very complicated characters, but I think »

- Joey Paur

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Stan Lee Rants about Marvel Superhero Ice Cream Bars

11 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

"Every Marvel hero and villain should be a delicious ice cream treat!"

In the most recent episode of Stan's Rants, Stan Lee goes off on Marvel superhero ice cream bars. He starts his rant off with the Spider-Man bar with the bubble-gum eyes being the best, and then he just goes off. Is Lee starting to lose his marbles a little bit? You decide after you watch the video.

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- Joey Paur

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Andrew Garfield Says Studio Cuts Damaged 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Alex Kurtzman Talks Venom

11 September 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Amazing Spider-Man 2” —the second entry into the Andrew Garfield-starring reboot of the early 2000s franchise— didn’t swing to great heights this summer. Reviews were generally lukewarm and box office returns were far lower than what Sony brass had hoped for. The film opened with $91.6M and managed to cobble together close to $203M domestic (of a $708M global total), which might not seem so bad until you put it in perspective. Of recent superhero films, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” clocks in at 25th lifetime domestic gross —and that includes the 1989 Michael Keaton "Batman" at 17th. That $203M cumulative domestic haul also places the film dead last of the five Spider-Man flicks to hit theatres since Tobey Maguire first put on the spandex in 2002. So what went wrong for the wall crawler? Perhaps the film was competing an over-saturated marketplace. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” kicked off »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Alex Kurtzman Teases The Darkness Of The Amazing Spider-Man Spin-off, Venom

11 September 2014 12:57 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

So far, all movie audiences have seen of Spider-man's fearsome foe Venom is the rather slapdash attempt at the character in Spider-Man 3, which in no way did the character justice. The antithesis of Spider-Man, was quite a dark character, and his many appearances and solo books really put forward how terrifying a character he was, something completely lost in the third part of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man franchise.  With the announcement that the villain is getting his own spin-off from The Amazing Spider-Man, putting him in the role of anti-hero, the sins of Spider-Man 3 (in relation to Venom at least. That movie as a whole is unredeemable) may be erased, with director and co-writer Alex Kurtzman promising to bring the character back to his comic book roots, and make him dark and scary again. Speaking to MTV, Kurtzman said, "Well, Venom is sort of the flip side »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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12 Alternative Superhero Films To Consider

10 September 2014 8:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s no secret that the superhero film genre has expanded significantly over the last decade. Thanks to the likes of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise, Marvel’s expansive cinematic universe, and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, superhero films and comic book adaptations are the hottest comodities in Hollywood right now.

That trend will only quicken over the next few years, too. Marvel is showing no signs of stopping and will soon release three films a year up until at least 2028. Warner Bros. is building an entire DC Cinematic Universe off of last year’s Man of Steel, that includes Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and nine untitled projects slated for release from 2016 to 2020. Fox has finally hit its stride with Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will give way to a sequel in 2016 and various spin-offs »

- James Garcia

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