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"Rome is finished, my friend." Pier Paolo Pasolini is one of the most iconic filmmakers Italy has ever produced, and he also had his hands in many other arenas as a poet, novelist, journalist, playwright, actor, painter, philosopher, and more. Now Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, Out of the Furnace) will bring him to life in the aptly titled Pasolini, the latest film from Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Mulberry St.). The film chronicles the final days of Pasolini's life and the events surrounding his murder. Now the first trailer for the film has arrived (the film plays at Tiff), and this looks to be a promising turn from Dafoe. Watch! Here's the first trailer for ABel Ferrara's Pasolini from Cine Maldito (via The Playlist): Pasolini is directed by Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Mulberry St.) from a script he co-wrote with Maurizio Braucci and Nicola Tranquillino. The film is playing »
- Ethan Anderton
Collider have a lengthy recap of James and Sean Gunn's recent appearance at Dragon Con in Atlanta, and plenty of great new reveals about Guardians of the Galaxy were revealed in the process. Perhaps the best one is what the writer and director originally had planned for Stan Lee's cameo, something he describes as a battle he lost with Disney (something which surprised Gunn after he managed to get them to leave in the line referencing Jackson Pollock). The original plan was for Lee to be one of the Collector's exhibit (where he would have joined a Dark Elf from Thor: The Dark World, Cosmo, and Howard the Duck to name just a few), and the scene would have featured Groot looking at the legendary comic creation in shock only for him to get the middle finger from the man responsible for breathing life into the likes of »
It seems like just yesterday we were posting our Summer movie preview guides to help get you ready for the Summer Movie Season, and now here we are with it pretty much wrapped up. While this season has finished, there’s plenty of exciting looking films on the horizon this Fall. To wrap up our Summer, the staff here at Cinelinx is once again happy to present our Summer Movie Awards Nominations, which you, our readers, will get to vote on. The best part is, when you vote on your winners, you’ll be entered to win a free movie! Come inside for the nominations and all the details.
It seems like just yesterday we were posting our Summer movie preview guides to help get you ready for the Summer Movie Season, and now here we are with it pretty much wrapped up. While this season has finished, there’s »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Marvel Comics have developed something of a reputation over recent years of doing all they can to fall in line with the Marvel Studios movies, whether it's changing a character's personality and costume or even going to great lengths to introduce those featured on the big screen (for an example of that, look no further than the convoluted story used to introduce an African American Nick Fury into the 616 Marvel Universe). Of course, it's something they've done right back to when Peter Parker was given organic web-shooters following the release of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, so why it hasn't happened for Big Hero 6 seems baffling to say the least, as many have pointed out. Talking to Comic Book Resources recently, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso confirmed that "There are no plans," for any of the Big Hero 6 characters, adding: "The characters and stories that have appeared in our »
More than a dozen female celebrities have been victims of a leaked photo scandal, many of which are seen fully nude. The hacker who posted the photos reportedly has more nude images of even more celebrities, while representatives of the victims in questions are looking to press charges.
Among the celebrities involved are Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man) and Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23), as well as model Kate Upton and Olympic medalist Hope Solo.
A statement from Lawrence’s representatives said: “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence”.
Lawrence herself added on Twitter: “It’s so weird and hard how people take your privacy away from you.”
Many of the victims have denied »
- Luke Owen
He also added that the films' perceived lack of success was relative.
"No, the performance of the films hasn't had any negative effect on the sales of the comics," Brevoort wrote on his Tumblr Formspring.
"And apart from that, all of those films did business - just not as much business as the folks making them might have liked in some cases."
Watch the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 below: »
On his journey to become the Ultimate Hero, Peter Parker has handled tough challenges. From learning to team up with fellow super heroes (including the Avengers!), to fighting baddies from across the Marvel Universe, to remembering to pick up groceries for Aunt May, Spidey thought he had things all webbed up. Now, his world's been turned upside down as his teammates become roommates and they're left to face foes without the help of S.H.I.E.L.D. But when iconic Marvel villains like the Lizard, Kraven, Electro, the Rhino and Doc Ock team up to take on the young heroes, it's time for Spidey to discover the "great responsibility" of being a leader in Season 2 of Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man. Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors features: Drake Bell as Peter Parker/Spider-Man Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson Tara Strong as Mary Jane Watson »
Welcome To Issue 60!
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation to the detriment of no one. It usually has spoilers. Also it has jokes, sorry Warner Bros.
This Week: Donald Glover finally gets to be Spider-Man, then I don’t know who at DC to talk to about setting “no joke” policies. But I want to make two things clear right from the start: I want the Dcu to succeed because I want to see these movies, and I’m easily excitable when it comes to these things.
Thanks for being so patient while I uprooted my Brooklyn life of 11 years and hauled all my crap back to Colorado last week. There’s something about paying to ship all your Spider-Man toys to another state while you’re throwing away baby pictures of yourself »
Jessie Robertson reports on Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con 2014….
So, this weekend I , along with my friend Jesse, packed up and headed to the Windy City for our first big major Con, Wizard World in Chicago. We were there from Friday night to Sunday afternoon, taking in all the sights, sounds, Deadpools and Harley Quinns!
For this article, I wanted to go over 5 things I really liked and 3 things I didn’t care for at the event…
Chicago Comic Con was held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center, which is an enormous venue with easily accessible parking and great directions throughout the building on where you need to go. The website itself was highly detailed, and you get a guide when you enter the building that shows you every single celebrity, every panel and every vendor that will be involved in the event with times and it was super helpful. »
- Jessie Robertson
If you’ve been on the internet for more than a few minutes, then you’ve probably got a pretty good idea of the movies that everyone hates. They’re movies that are legendary in their awfulness, ruined people’s childhoods, whatever. And then those movies get sequels and people go bananas wondering who’s greenlighting these things. The answer, of course, is the same people complaining loudest about them. They’re doing it with their wallets. 5. Spider-Man III The first Spider-Man film was, shockingly, not a disaster and made Sam Raimi a household name. Then he followed it up with another one and it was good, too! Then he announced a third one! With Venom! What could go wrong? If you believe the internet, the whole thing was Emo Peter. (Really that sequence only lasted about ten minutes.) And then you had that skinny whitebread Venom and a shoe-horned Hobgoblin and the whole thing was just »
- Ashe Cantrell
With Mud, Shotgun Stories and Take Shelter under his belt, Jeff Nichols is quickly becoming one of the most promising and exciting filmmakers in Hollywood. His next effort, Midnight Special, isn’t set to arrive until November 25th, 2015, but already anticipation is high. Details on the sci-fi thriller have been scarce, but today we have the first plot synopsis, and you can check it out for yourself below.
Midnight Special is a supernatural sci-fi thriller from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter). It stars Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Man of Steel) as Roy, a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton, played by newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.
Joined by Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Animal Kingdom) and Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Melancholia), this group must race to get Alton to a secret location all while being hunted by an extreme religious sect led by Sam Shepard (Mud, »
- Matt Joseph
Mongolian filmmaker Lisi Mai is attached to direct the English-language film which is designed to be a "worldwide tentpole and global franchise" for Seven Stars Entertainment.
The film will explore the legendary conqueror's life and is described as an "intellectual historical account of him that’s unbeknownst to a lot of people". Sequels, which would continue the story, are also being mapped out.
Casting has yet to get underway, but the film will seek Chinese and American actors. Cfg will release in China and Arad says it will have a Hollywood studio partner.
The project is the first of several the pair are planning including live-action tentpoles, animated TV series, merchandising, digital platforms, and mobile apps which will be released under their Dragon Entertainment banner.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Between Tobey Maguire‘s reign as our friendly big-screen Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield‘s, there was a brief period when Donald Glover was pushing for the job. That never came to be, of course, but now he’s finally getting his chance to play the webslinger all the same. The catch: it’s in a cartoon, not a live-action […]
- Angie Han
Back when The Amazing Spider-Man was still in development, one of the biggest names tossed around for the part of Peter Parker was Community actor Donald Glover. Glover himself campaigned hard for the role, but his race was an issue with some people and he was never seriously considered for it. As we know, the role of Spider-Man ultimately went to Andrew Garfield, who has done a pretty good job in an otherwise contentious franchise reboot.
The desire to see Glover suit up as Spidey never died down though, especially when the actor showed up in Spider-Man pajamas on Community. Fan reactions were so strong that they caught the attention of comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, who were inspired by Glover’s campaign and created a new Spider-Man, the half-black half-Latino Miles Morales who first appeared in Ultimate Spider-Man.
We’ve heard several times that »
- James Garcia
In an attempt to reinvent the characters for this generation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gives us a Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michaelangelo who seem fit for a modern era of grittier comic book movies. In fact, they're almost too ugly in the hit new movie, which pulled in another $17 million over the weekend. But it could have been worse. As we saw earlier this month in a gallery of early concept art, there was an alternate design where they looked even less cartoonish. Now, via Cbm once again, we've gotten ahold of more early art, this time for a design by Anthony Francisco (Spider-Man) that makes the foursome look like aliens, as in the conventional "grey" extraterrestrials we've seen in everything from Close Encounters of the Third Kind to...
- Christopher Campbell
It’s amazing how far we’ve come since Bryan Singer’s X-Men hit theaters in 2000. Viewed by many as ground zero for the comic book movie era – though Blade might have something to say about that – its success ushered in a new wave of blockbusters that included Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man series (launching in 2002) and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (which started in 2005). There may have been some bumps along the way (Daredevil and Catwoman), but the groundwork was laid for superhero movies to become the thing in Hollywood.
Today, it seems silly that the original X-Men film wasn’t a guaranteed hit at the box office. Four of the biggest ...
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- Chris Agar
Sony clearly has big plans for its Spider-Man franchise, but how will it pan out? Seb looks at what we know, what might happen, and more...
Now that the dust has begun to settle on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s about time to look forwards once more to what Sony’s Spider-franchise might have in store for us. With ambition far beyond simply producing solo Spider-Man films one after the other, the studio is apparently determined to build an entire franchise out of one set of character rights – it’s a bold stance, but one that will clearly require some creative lateral thinking when it comes to who they manage to make a hero out of.
Let’s take a look, then, at what we know about the future Spidey tie-ins, and for good measure what we can speculate about endlessly...
What’s definitely happening
A few months ago, »
As Sony prepares to bring its Spider-Man bad guys together for 2016′s supervillain ensemble The Sinister Six, Collider caught up with Spider-Man 2 star Alfred Molina, who portrayed Dr. Otto Octavius in the Sam Raimi-helmed Spidey sequel, with the British actor expressing his interest in returning to the role of Doc Ock in the rebooted universe.
“That was the most fun I think I’ve ever had on a movie of that kind, you know, those big, big sort of features where you spend like six months hanging off a wire, you know, and that stuff. But it was the first movie of that kind that I’ve ever been involved in. I had a wonderful time. I loved it. I mean, I’d go back and do it again in a heartbeat… Maybe they’ll come after me for Doc Ock… how about Doc Ock’s evil twin? »
- Gary Collinson
Everyone seems to be talking about a solo female superhero movie lately. And sure, I think it has a lot of potential, but there is one sentiment that makes me cringe every time it gets mentioned. People keep saying how we, as a society, are finally ready for a solo female superhero film. Guess what! We aren’t finally ready for a solo female on the big screen. We’ve been ready for a good, long while now, and the reason we haven’t had a successful female superhero flick has nothing to do with the gender of the hero.
Now, prepare yourselves. Take some deep breaths. Count to ten. Whatever you need... Because we're going to look at some history.
There is no doubt that women, both real and fictional, have not always been treated as well as they should have been. It’s been a long road to »
- Douglass Poulsen
Prior to Heath Ledger’s mesmerizing portrayal of The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, Molina’s Doc Ock was a strong contender for the greatest comic book baddie in cinematic history. However, as time has passed, the Spider-man franchise has slowly started to wither and lose the quality of its predecessors (as The Amazing Spider-man 2 proved). Now, as a method of maintaining interest and originality in the aging film series, Sony are paving the way for a number of spin-offs in the near future. The first of these spin-offs is Drew Goddard’s villain-orientated Sinister Six, which is set for release in November 2016.
With the villainous super-team gearing up to take over »
- Ben Read
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