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Tie-in video games are nothing new in the moviemaking or televisual world. Through these spin-off products, we can play out adventures featuring our favourite characters without having to leave the house.
Most of the time, though, said characters don’t sound quite right. For financial reasons, you’ll often see a different voice cast step in to replace the overly expensive stars from the original film or TV version. Admittedly, these stand-ins do a very good job from time to time. But you can always tell the difference.
Sometimes, though, providing a rare treat for fans, actors can be convinced – by money, passion or a good script - to reprise their iconic film or TV characters once more for a video game adventure. Here are 32 games that featured instances of this incredibly fun phenomenon… »
M. Night Shyamalan's newest thriller will have you nervous to hang out with your grandparents, and today Universal Pictures has revealed when you can bring The Visit home on blu-ray, as well as all the bonus features coming with it. Come inside to learn more!
If you missed out on the latest thriller from M. Night in theaters, or simply want to check it out again, you'll get your chance on January 5, 2016 when it comes to blu-ray. If you can't wait that long, then you can get The Visit early via the digital version on December 15th.
A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller coming to Digital HD on December 15, 2015, and Blu-ray™ and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The first collaboration from Academy »
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When showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar introduced “Smallville” in 2001, the WB made a point of insisting that the Superboy series would be devoid of certain traditional comic-book elements, most notably by adhering to the rule, “No tights, no flights.”
What a difference 15 years – and an explosion of Marvel properties – can make. Gough and Millar are back doing genre television, with two series premiering in relatively short order: “Into the Badlands,” a martial-arts drama set in a post-apocalyptic future and starring Daniel Wu, which arrives Nov. 15 on AMC; and “The Shannara Chronicles,” adapted from a series of fantasy books, which brings its Elf and human heroes – at war with a demon army – to MTV in January.
Obviously, a lot has changed in terms of TV’s appetite for superheroes since “Smallville” made its debut, with “Supergirl” donning tights and flying all over the place, and “The Flash” chasing down strong ratings for the CW. »
- Brian Lowry
A clip from Micheal Bafaro's Wrecker reminds us that road rage can be deadly. Also in this round-up: a new trailer for the film Applesauce and a call for entries to the Silver Scream Fest, featuring the 35th anniversary screening of An American Werewolf in London.
Wrecker: "Best friends Emily and Lesley go on a road trip to the desert. When Emily decides to get off the highway and take a “short cut,” they become the target of a relentless and psychotic trucker who forces them to play a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Distributed by XLrator Media, Wrecker hits theaters, VOD, and iTunes on November 6th.
- Tamika Jones
Blazing Samurai, the animated family comedy from Mass Animation, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, Flying Tigers Entertainment, and Gfm Films has cast Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cera and Mel Brooks along with George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, Aasif Mandvi, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Sandra Tsing Loh, Mel B., and introducing Heavenly Joy Jerkins.
The film is being produced by the director of The Lion King and Stuart Little, Rob Minkoff, along with long-time animation industry executive and President and Founder of Mass Animation Yair Landau (Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs) and producer Susan Purcell (Mother Up!).
Blazing Samurai is »
- Michelle McCue
It’s no secret that we at Icons of Fright absolutely love director Onur Tukel’s films, especially last year’s S.O.B. (Summer Of Blood) and the forthcoming Applesauce (review). Tukel has a real talent for making films that have razor sharp dialogue and are as sarcastically dry as a desert, just the type of horror/comedy hybrids that I love to check out. Thanks to the gang at Dark Sky sending it our way, there’s now a brand new trailer for Applesauce, which hits VOD/Digital Est on November 24th. Check it out!
The film, which stars writer/director Tukel, also features great performances from co-stars Max Casella (Doogie Howser M.D., Inside Llewyn Davis, Blue Jasmine), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Banshee, United 93), Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2 and 3, Secretariat, Happiness), Jennifer Prediger (Apartment Troubles, A Teacher) and Karl Jacob (Pollywogs, The Dictator).
Every Tuesday night, radio »
- Jerry Smith
Movie sequels are meant to follow the law of diminishing returns, but the following fought that law - and won.
Of course, this is all a matter of opinion, and if you personally think Babe: Pig in the City is better than the original - hint: it's not - do let us know in the comment box below.
1. The Dark Knight (2008)
The best of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy? Undoubtedly. Quite why it's so great is hard to put a finger on, because there are so many reasons, from Heath Ledger's stunning turn as The Joker to that truck flip.
Endlessly rewatchable, this is a dark and complex crime film that brings the very best out of the superhero genre. Just don't talk about The Dark Knight Rises, okay?
2. Toy Story 2 (1999)
The Hollywood couple broke off their relationship this past summer but still remain on good terms, according to People.
Stone, 26, and Garfield, 32, dated for almost four years after meeting while preparing to star together in The Amazing Spider-Man.
It was reported in April that the pair took a break as they struggled to deal with a long-distance relationship.
Digital Spy has contacted Stone and Garfield's reps for comment.
You know what they say: never judge a movie by its poster. They actually don't say that, but looking at the collection we've assembled below, they ought to start.
What follows is a bunch of very bad posters for very good movies, all trying their hardest to sell the film, and all of them failing on pretty much every level. Enjoy...?
Groundhog Day (1993)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%
Leaving aside the notion of Bill Murray's head and hands - and only his head and hands - being trapped inside a Giant alarm clock, it's Andie MacDowell's raised-eyebrows, chin-stroking, utterly inexplicable face slapped on the bottom corner that earns this a thumbs down. Side note: if that clock rings, it's going straight out the window.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%
Alfred Molina (Chocolat), Dylan Baker (The Good Wife, Spider-Man 2 & 3), Al Madrigal (About A Boy, The Daily Show), Jon Daly (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Kroll Show), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), and Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull) are set as guest stars for Showtime's dark comedy pilot I'm Dying Up Here. Molina, Baker, Madrigal and Daly will recur if the pilot goes to series. Written and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Jim Carrey, I'm Dyi… »
Sometime next year, Sony and Marvel will go into production on their new Spider-Man reboot, starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, the third different incarnation of this beloved comic book character in the past 15 years. One of the reasons Spider-Man was rebooted in the first place was 2007's Spider-Man 3, which was deemed a failure by many, despite taking in $890.8 million worldwide and scoring a 63% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While promoting his new film Truth, which opened in limited release last weekend, Topher Grace, who played the villain Venom in Spider-Man 3, acknowledged that many fans weren't happy with the sequel, although he had nothing but praise for director Sam Raimi.
"I know the movie did well for Sony, but I also know a lot of people weren't happy with it. I think Sam is so talented. I remember one time I was on ninth unit. (Laughs.) Ninth unit? »
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Valerio Schiti
Colors by Richard Isanove
Letters by Cory Petit
Published by Marvel Comics
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 has a pretty fantastic opening. Artist Valerio Schiti and colorist Richard Isanove treat readers to a double page of the monstrous Annihilus and Brood Queen (who were relegated to talking heads in the Galactic Council in the previous volume of Guardians) planning domination of the universe. But then they are never heard from again, and this issue is filled with quipping (and repetition of the same jokes sadly), a little action, some arguing, and a third act that is over too early. Also, all the characters seem distilled to one character trait, except for the Thing, who gets a few solo pages to spread his wings and enjoy his freedom in space away from the Fantastic Four. For example, Rocket Raccoon is angry, »
- Logan Dalton
Does the animated Batman: Bad Blood feature look good? Why is an Amazing Spider-Man 2 stuntman suing Sony Pictures? What does Firefly look like on the next episode of Gotham? How does Ronda Rousey hope to win the role of Captain Marvel? How did someone create a real Mjolnir that can only be lifted by […]
The post Superhero Bits: Batman: Bad Blood, Daredevil, Captain Marvel, Harley Quinn, Spider-Man appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Marvel Studios has announced three movies without titles for 2020. We did some digging to predict what they might be…
Marvel Studios has made a big announcement. As well as adding Ant-Man And The Wasp (a sequel to the Paul Rudd-starring shrinking superhero movie) to their 2018 slate, and reshuffling the dates of two other Phase 3 movies (Black Panther and Captain Marvel), they also called dibs on three release dates in 2020, without revealing what these movies would be.
This trio of unnamed projects brings Marvel’s slate of upcoming movies to a gargantuan 14 films. This is the order in which they will arrive on American screens:
May 2016: Captain America Civil War November 2016: Doctor Strange May 2017: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 July 2017: Spider-Man November 2017: Thor: Ragnarok February 2018: Black Panther May 2018: Avengers: Infinity War Part I July 2018: Ant-Man And The Wasp »
When Sean Connery stepped down from the role of 007 after 1971’s “Diamonds Are Forever,” he said he would “never again” play James Bond. Well, he hasn’t played the spy in a canon Bond film since “Diamonds,” but he did return to the role for 1983’s “Never Say Never Again,” which was released in theaters 32 years ago today. The film is not considered part of the canon of the Bond franchise since it wasn’t made by Eon Productions. It was released a mere four months after the canon film “Octopussy," starring Roger Moore — a situation that the media dubbed the “Battle of the Bonds.” Other notable October 7 happenings in pop culture history: • 1950: “The Frank Sinatra Show” premiered on CBS. The musical variety show lasted two seasons. • 1955: Allen Ginsberg read his poem “Howl” for the first time, at the Six Gallery in San Francisco. • 1960: Stanley Kubrick’s “Spartacus” opened in theaters. »
- Emily Rome
More “Transformers” — much more, in fact — is on the way.
“We just finished, as some of you may have read, just an incredible experience,” he said. “We decided that we wanted to plot out the next 10 years of the Transformers franchise, so we got together in a room over a three-month period of time.”
“Nine of some of the most creative writers I have ever worked with, shepherded by Akiva Goldsman, who many of you may know won an Academy Award for A Beautiful Mind and written a bunch of great movies,” he went on. “And they plotted out the next 10 years of Transformers. Similarly, we are doing the same in television and in digital. So stay tuned, Transformers 5 is on its way, and 6 and 7 and 8.”
- Alex Stedman
Here's the first trailer for the animated feature based on the videogame Angry Birds...
The Angry Birds phenomenon may have peaked in videogame form (although it's still popular), but Sony will nonetheless hope there's enough enthusiasm for the property to make its Angry Birds movie a hit.
The animated venture is arriving in cinemas in May 2016, and directing this one are Clay Kaytis (who's worked on Disney films from Pocahontas through to Frozen) and Fergal Reilly (whose credits include storyboard work on Spider-Man 2, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and The Iron Giant). Both are making their directorial debuts with the feature.
The first trailer for the movie has now landed, and here's a flavour as to what treats await next spring...
Here's the poster for the film too. »
Last week, we heard a new rumor that says Tom Holland's Spider-Man has been active as a superhero for over a year when we first meet him in Captain America: Civil War. Director Jon Watts has now gone on record confirming the wall-crawler's specific age when we pick back up with him in the 2017 reboot. Speaking with Empire Magazine via Yahoo, the filmmaker also went onto say more about the iconic Marvel superhero's origin, and explains why he thinks Tom Holland is the perfect Peter Parker.
When Peter Parker enters the frame in Marvel and Sony's 2017 reboot, he will be 15 years-old. That puts him at 14 years-old when we first meet him in Captain America: Civil War. And if we're to believe the recent rumors about the storyline of both films, this timeline sees Peter having been bit by the radioactive spider when he was just 13 years-old. We'll be quite »
Following the news that Paramount would be creating a “Transformers” writers’ room to help shape the future of the franchise, sources say pieces are falling into place for the next installment in the series.
Goldsman was in charge of overseeing the writers’ room, and he now possesses an outline of the next sequel. Others involved in coming up with this new “Transformers” universe include “Black Hawk Down” scribe Ken Nolan, Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, “Iron Man” scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, Zak Penn, “Amazing Spider-Man 2’s” Jeff Pinkner, “Daredevil” showrunner Steven DeKnight and Geneva Robertson-Dworet
The studio’s plan was always to try and make a bible of treatments for future pics, and sources say the way has been paved for future “Transformers” films. Each »
- Justin Kroll
Amazon's line-up of tablets and box-top streaming options are expanding, as they've revealed Two new versions they'll be selling for the Fire TV, and new tablets (one Incredibly affordable) for people to enjoy. Come inside to learn all about their new devices.
Amazon has been doing a damn fine job of developing new hardware for people. From the Fire TV to the Echo, we've been pretty impressed with what they've been doing, and today they've revealed the latest and greatest coming to their line of "Fire" products...and they look pretty swanky.
First, let's talk about the New Fire TV. The latest iteration of the box-top device (which is still my primary TV option) is coming in a pair of new models. Both of them have a bigger harddrive than normal, allowing for more apps, but also allow for 4K streaming options, giving you the highest quality possible. The second »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
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