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The Weinstein Company has announced the production start date for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II -The Green Destiny.
The sequel will begin filming in Asia in March 2014.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II -The Green Destiny will be directed by Yuen Woo-Ping (Forbidden Kingdom), who was the fight choreographer on the first movie. Life of Pi's Oscar-winning director Ang Lee directed the first instalment of the Wang Du Lu adaptation.
by Brett White
With Robert Downey Jr.'s contract renegotiations off to a start (not to mention every other Avenger as well... yikes!), a lot of talk is being made of just how integral Downey is to the Marvel franchise. To be honest, you're not going to get any argument about that here. Downey's commitment to the role, natural charisma, and superb acting chops all coalesced in 2008 to form the biggest surprise hero hit ever. Thanks to "Iron Man," the armored Avenger rocketed from Marvel's B-list all the way to the top. The guy is irreplaceable.
But is he the most successful superhero actor ever? To find out, I spent a lot of time on Box Office Mojo pulling data and making spreadsheets. I compiled a list of the top 10 most successful superhero actors, based on box office totals. There were a few requirements though:
» Actor has to have appeared »
- Splash Page Team
Throughout April, we've been counting down our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's our top 50 in full....
Well, the 2013 superhero season is now underway, with Marvel Studios launching Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe here in the UK yesterday with the release of Iron Man 3 [read our ★★★★ spoiler free review here]. As you know, we're big comic book movie fans around these parts, so we've spent the month counting down our picks for the 50 Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time, and you can check out our full list right here.
For more on positions #50 through #26 visit here, or click on any of the links from the top 25 to read more about each pick:
#50 - The Punisher (1989)
#49 - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
#48 - The Amazing Spider-Man
#47 - Wanted
#46 - Red
#45 - The Punisher (2004)
#44 - 30 Days of Night
#43 - Weird Science
#42 - Superman Returns
#41 - Spider-Man
#40 - Constantine
#39 - »
- Flickering Myth
Best known for his roles in The Boondock Saints duology and The Walking Dead (TV), Norman Mark Reedus was born on January 6, 1969 in Hollywood, Florida, where he lived only a few months before moving to Los Angeles, California. At the age of 17, his parents moved to Chiba, Japan, where he lived for 18 months. In the 1990's he moved back to La, following a girl who soon after dumped him. His last job there, prior to his first acting gig, was at a motorcycle shop in Venice Beach where he earned $7.50 an hour. The same day he quit that job, Norman got his first role. That evening a friend took him to a party attended by people in the movie industry. There, he got drunk and, with a big pair of sunglasses on, he started screaming at everybody. One of the guests noticed him and immediately offered Norman his first acting »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Alex Manea)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
As a full-on DC Comics fanatic, I was beyond excited at the opportunity to download (for free, no less!) the mobile version of Injustice: Gods Among Us for my iPhone. Are you kidding me? I get to play as Nightwing? Solomon Grundy? The Freakin Flash?! Oh, I was stoked all right. And then I opened the program. And then I started a new game. And then…
Let’s be honest, there’s not much you can do with a fighting game – especially one designed/tweaked for a smartphone – that hasn’t been done before. Gameplay is limited to swipes and taps, for the most part, and you have to make up for that with style, variations of challenges, and excellent sound and graphics. But the actual fighting… isn’t terribly exciting or nuanced with most mobile fighting apps.
Injustice: Gods Among Us gets points for visuals »
- Peter Diseth
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #18...
Hellboy II: The Golden Army, 2008.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Director Guillermo del Toro reunites with Ron Perlman as Mike Mignola's demonic hero Hellboy returns to protect humanity from Prince Nuada (Luke Goss, who also appeared as the main bad guy in another del Toro-directed comic book sequel, Blade II), who is looking to harness the power of the Golden Army - an "unstoppable force" of magical creatures.
Despite Hellboy turning a respectable profit for Columbia Pictures in 2004, it wasn't until the release of the critically acclaimed Pan's Labyrinth that del Toro was to get the go ahead for Hellboy II: The Golden Army. »
- Flickering Myth
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #23...
Directed by Stephen Norrington.
While Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000) is generally credited with kick-starting the current superhero movie boom, it was actually Marvel's Blade who got in there first, with the Daywalker arriving on the screen two years earlier - and just one year after the disastrous Batman & Robin - thanks to director Stephen Norrington, screenwriter David S. Goyer and star Wesley Snipes.
After the success of Blade, Wesley Snipes returned for the sequels Blade II and Blade: Trinity, but turned down the opportunity to headline the subsequent small screen spin-off Blade: The Series due to an ongoing lawsuit with New Line Cinema, with Kirk »
- Flickering Myth
As you'll no doubt be aware if you're a regular around these parts, we're big fans of comic book movies here at Flickering Myth. So with the 2013 comic book movie season about to get underway in April with the arrival of Oblivion and Iron Man 3, we thought we'd spend the month counting down our picks for the 25 Greatest Comic Book Movies, beginning on April 1st and running right through to the UK release of Iron Man 3 on April 25th.
Over the past few weeks, the writing team here at Flickering Myth have been putting together their own individual top tens, which we've used to compile our list. Any film based upon a comic book was eligible for inclusion, providing it had received a theatrical release either in North America or here in the UK. So, if you're a huge fan of David Hasselhoff and you're outraged as to »
- Flickering Myth
Odd List Simon Brew 22 Mar 2013 - 06:26
The humble Spectrum was home to some remarkable games - including these underappreciated masterpieces...
I, like many, spend many years playing Spectrum games. I defended the computer in the school playground, I kept playing with the machine long after everyone had migrated to likes of the Atari St and Commodore Amiga, and I spent an unsavoury amount of my meagre pocket money building up my games collection.
However, a lot of lookbacks at the Spectrum era tend to focus on the big highlights. What I wanted to do here is put together a personal listing of 50 titles that don't seem to get that much attention.
So, if you're wondering why Gollop brothers games, anything by the late, great Mike Singleton, the acclaimed works of Ultimate, the likes of Exolon, Head Over Heels, Advanced Lawnmower Simulator, Match Day, Batty, Wizball, Firefly, Nebulus, Fairlight, The Sentinel, »
Well, not exactly, but man it would be worth it just to see the delivery guy's face! What we're talking about is the new flick from Tibor Takacs, Spiders, on DVD and Blu-ray. The flick hits stores on March 12th, and we've got your chance to score a copy on us!
We are giving away 5 copies of the DVD and 5 copies of the Blu-ray. To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address along with whether you want the DVD or the Blu-ray. We’ll take care of the rest.
Harkening back to the beloved creature features from the 50's and the 60's, Spiders centers on mutant spiders created by pieces of material from a disabled Soviet space station that crash lands on Earth. With New York City threatened to be overrun by the gigantic killer spiders who have invaded the metropolitan subway system, »
- Uncle Creepy
Warner Bros. long-rumoured Justice League movie may have hit the rocks following the negative reception for Will Beall's (Gangster Squad) screenplay, but DC fans may yet get to see a variation of the Justice League on the big screen courtesy of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Blade II). Speaking to Total Film to promote the release of Mama, del Toro offered an update on his proposed Justice League Dark adaptation, which is going by the working title of Dark Universe.
"I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens," said del Toro, who is releasing his big-budget kaiju homage Pacific Rim through Warner Bros. this July. "It's going really really well. It's like meeting old friends. »
- Flickering Myth
Following the release of Mama in the United Kingdom, Total Film recently chatted with the producer of the Andres Muschietti-helmed horror outing, Guillermo del Toro (Blade II, Hellboy movie series, Pan's Labyrinth). And with the famed director's recent attachment to DC Comics' Justice League Dark adaptation project - currently titled Heaven Sent Dark Universe - of course the website didn't skip the chance to question him about his "comic book passion project." Certainly, del Toro remained secretive about the vital details, but here's what he had to offer about the project's development. "I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe," he said. "We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens." It may come up as no surprise, but the Pacific Rim director admitted »
Since breaking into Hollywood with his horror movie Cronos, Guillermo del Toro continued his love of horror movies with Pan's Labryinth, The Devil's Backbone, Mimic and his most recent Mama. The Mexican director shares three tips to making a classic horror movie.
The Hellboy and Blade II director tells CineMovie he prefers old-fashion scares over just "killing off" people for a body count. For the Mexican native, these three elements are important to a horror film.
1. Emotionally relatable characters
2. A style in the scares or killings
3. Find new ways to tell classic stories
Del Toro's horror films nearly always include children as the protagonists starting with Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labrynth and his most recent film, Mama which he executive produced from new director Read more »
Tax-dodging actor Wesley Snipes is only months away from freedom following a four year stint in the slammer, yet, already has a film due this year! Granted, the majority of his supernatural western, Gallowwalkers, was shot in 2008 before his incarceration but we’ll finally see if the film up there with Blade and Blade II, or if it sinks faster than crapfest, Blade: Trinity. It’s unsure if the makers have awaited his release to complete scenes or if they’ve just delayed the release in order for him to publicly promote the film.
Directed by Brit Andrew Goth, Gallowwalkers sees Snipes as a cursed gunman, whose finds all his victims have been resurrected to form an undead legion intent on having their revenge. He then recruits a young protege warrior to help in the fight against the horde of zombies.
We recently brought you the first official poster (along »
- Craig Hunter
Thomas Kretschmann will be switching cloaks for Dracula. He’s played the Count himself, in Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D, but now will play the opposite side of the coin: Van Helsing! Kretschmann should be familiar to many, as he’s had a varied film and TV career, with roles in U-571, Blade II, The Pianist, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The River, King Kong, and a ton more.
Abraham Van Helsing is described as “…not the classic hero featured in so many retellings. Here, he’s a brilliant professor with a cool exterior who is obsessed with revenge and makes him more of a threat to the public than to Dracula.“
- Andy Greene
On February 8th the throwback giant beastie goodness of Spiders 3D will be hitting eight California cities for its limited theatrical engagement. Is yours one of the lucky few to be caught in its web? Read on for details.
Rolling Hills 20 – Torrance, CA Burbank Town Center 8 – Burbank, CA AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 – Monterey Park, CA Covina 30 – Covina, CA Puente Hills 20 – City of Industry, CA Norwalk 20 – Norwalk, CA Ontario Mills 30 – Ontario, CA Block 30 @ Orange – Orange, CA
From the Press Release
Millennium Entertainment is planning a February 8, 2013, limited release of Spiders 3D. The theatrical cut will be rated PG-13 with a running time of 89 minutes, and Spiders will also be released the same day via VOD platforms nationwide in 2D.
Harkening back to the beloved creature features from the 50's and the 60's, Spiders 3D centers on mutant spiders created by pieces of material from a disabled Soviet space station that crash lands on Earth. »
- Uncle Creepy
Guillermo del Toro is considered a God by certain members of the geek population, after his supernatural horror comic book adaptations (Blade II, the Hellboy movies) and grim(m) Spanish-language fairy tales (The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth). He’s renewing fanboy/girl cred this year, beginning with his first directing project in five years: the East-meets-West monsters and giant robots extravaganza Pacific Rim.
The filmmaker, author (see: The Strain) and creature-horror aficionado recovered quickly after At the Mountains of Madness collapsed back in 2011, shifting his attention over to the Japanese monster genre throwback – del Toro insists it’s not a Quentin Tarantino-inspired pastiche with “greatest hits of everything” – developing from screenwriter Travis Beacham (Dog Days of Summer, Clash of the Titans (2010)).
Time-jump eight months and shooting had begun, followed by the teaser trailer premiering at last year’s International Comic-Con; then, in December, the preview began making the rounds in theaters. »
- Sandy Schaefer
The limited theatrical and VOD release of Tibor Takacs' Spiders isn't happening until February 8th, but if you live in or near Los Angeles, you can attend an early Free screening of the flick in 3D on Wednesday, January 30th. Read on for the details!
Millennium Entertainment and Fangoria are hosting the event at Hollywood’s Arclight Cinemas (6360 West Sunset Boulevard) at 7 p.m. The film’s stars, Patrick Muldoon and Christa Campbell, and director Takacs will be in attendance; and there will be a ton of free posters, DVDs, and other swag for fans.
To obtain tickets, just send an E-mail Here, including your Full Name, as names will be checked at the door. The offer is good for you and one guest and is first-come/first-served. If you're chosen, your RSVP will be confirmed; however, seating is not guaranteed.
Harkening back to the beloved creature features »
- The Woman In Black
Jessica Chastain: A-List star? Following a Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Zero Dark Thirty," the leading lady stars in the top two films at the box office despite a fairly crowded weekend. Cheapie horror film "Mama" blew away a couple of newcomers to open strong at the top spot, followed by the second weekend of Kathryn Bigelow's Best Picture nominee, both movies showcasing the actress in very different roles. It's not enough that Chastain's films would finish 1-2, but rather that in the horror picture, she plays an ineffectual goth surrogate mother, and in the military thriller, she assumes the role of a government-approved dealer of death. Swank, thy name is Chastain. Not Hilary Swank, though, don't get it twisted. "Mama" was oddly marketed on the strength of producer Guillermo del Toro more than it was on Chastain starring. Considering his biggest film is the $82 million-grossing "Blade II" in 2002, and he hasn't. »
- Gabe Toro
Millennium Entertainment will be unleashing Tibor Takacs' creepy crawly nightmare 'Spiders 3D' into theatres next month and so an accompanying trailer has landed just in time. The studio will be unveiling the project for a limited release on 8 February across the Us in just ten major theatrical markets in both 3D and 2D. And in case you miss out Millennium will also be releasing the arachnid arrival onto VOD on the same day across DirectTV, Time Warner, Comcast, Cox and Verizon. Patrick Muldoon ('Starship Troopers'), William Hope ('Aliens'), Pete Lee Wilson ('Blade II'), Jon Mack ('Saw VI'), Sydney Sweeney ('The Ward') and the very sexy former Playboy hottie Christa Campbell ('Drive Angry'). Check out the new trailer below. »
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