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New Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Photo Arrives from Comic-Con

21 July 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

EuropaCorp has released&#160a&#160new image for&#160Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets&#160in anticipation of&#160San Diego Comic Con! Here, we get to see Dane DeHaan inside one of the sleek spaceships in this epic sci-fi adventure. The movie also stars Cara Delevingne. It comes from the mind of acclaimed director Luc Besson, who returns to the genre he helped redefine for a new generation with The Fifth Element way back in 1997.

Rooted in the classic graphic novel series&#160Valerian and Laureline, visionary maestro writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga. The film is coming to San Diego Comic-Con today for a can't miss panel that promise to bring the first exciting trailer. The fun kicks off at 1pm in Hall H.

"Witness the first public exhibition of footage from acclaimed director/producer/writer Luc Besson's first-ever Hall H presentation, »

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Ghostbusters Review: New Laughs Inside An Old Formula

10 July 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Ghostbusters Finds New Laughs Inside an Old FormulaPaul Feig’s remake is hilarious, forward-looking, and delightfully in touch with its origins.

Rebooting beloved classics is delicate business. On the artistic side of the deal, we pray for the offshoot to stand on its own two feet with a fresh take on the original recipe. On the broader cultural front, perhaps the trickier-to-fulfill facet of the whole remake madness, we nervously hope what we get can fend off countless cynics (who usually await with sharpened knives) by offering them a creative output both new and exciting, and warmly familiar through a graceful embracement (but not aggressive imitation) of its predecessor.

After months of speculation, swelling anticipation, and Ok, fanboy whining, it’s extremely good news that Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot, co-written by him and Katie Dippold, accomplishes all that and then some. Enormously entertaining and ingeniously cast (wait until you discover the kind »

- Tomris Laffly

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'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' is Heading to San Diego Comic-Con

1 July 2016 6:57 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

EuropaCorp has just announced they'll be attending Comic-Con and will present

Exclusive footage of their upcoming epic sci-fi film, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets!

Get ready to join Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), producer Virginie Besson-Silla (Lucy, Revolver), Dane DeHaan (Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chronicle), Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Paper Towns), moderator Josh Horowitz (MTV) and potential surprise guests in Hall H for the first public sneak peek at the film onTHURSDAY, July 21st.

Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.

 

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Will Spider-Man: Homecoming Unleash Carnage?

27 June 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, a number of Spider-Man: Homecoming casting additions were announced as the first week of production kicked off. The news that Better Call Saul fan-favorite Michael Mando had boarded the Sony reboot was lost underneath the seemingly more important news that Fargo's Bokeem Woodbine was playing the third known villain in this upcoming Marvel adventure. Some fans are not happy with this direction, as too many villains is what plagued both Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While neither Bokeem Woodbine nor Michael Mando's characters were revealed, a new rumor has arrived from an unlikely source that hints Mando might be playing a villain too. Which puts the bad guy count at four. Though, Mando is rumored to be playing a villain that many have long wanted to see on screen.

Yes, if we're to even remotely consider what the official Better Call Saul twitter page is suggesting, »

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Is an Avengers and X-Men Crossover Movie Happening?

25 June 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Are we getting closer to an Avengers vs X-Men crossover movie event? Perhaps, but it might still be a decade off. Or it could just be around the corner. Marvel fans are currently enjoying some long awaited happiness in the form of a Spider-Man movie being made that will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony and Marvel Studios were finally able to strike a deal a little while ago that is allowing for Spider-Man: Homecoming to be a reality, and once that happened, it left many wondering if Fox would finally be willing to do something similar. As it turns out, they very well may be.

Before we dig into this very tantalizing rumor, it is suggested you grab yourself a few grains of salt to take it down with, because we don't want you to get your hopes up too much on this one. That being said, »

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Will Marvel Let Sony Have a Spider-Man Shared Universe?

23 June 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrived in theaters as a huge disappointment to both fans and critics, Sony had grand plans for the franchise. They were prepping to launch their own shared movie universe set within the sprawling world of Peter Parker's New York. This would have included spinoffs for The Sinister Six, Venom a number of female Spider-Man characters and even a standalone Aunt May movie, as weird as that may seem. But the box office wasn't kind to the previous Spider-Man reboot, and the aftermath saw Sony and Marvel teaming up for an all-new reboot that arrives in 2017. Sony still has some grand plans for Peter and his pals. But now, it seems any idea of a shared universe rests in the hands of Marvel Studios. At least for the time being. And that is all by design.

While Sony is eager to squeeze any and all juice »

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‘Fargo’ Standout Bokeem Woodbine To Play Villain In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

23 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With production now underway, the casting of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” has been filling in its final gaps. Given that this is the third “Spider-Man” iteration in a decade, and that it’s only two years since the unfathomably terrible “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” we shouldn’t be as excited for Jon Watts’ film as we are. Read More: The […]

The post ‘Fargo’ Standout Bokeem Woodbine To Play Villain In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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'Spider-man: Homecoming' Locks Down 'Better Call Saul' Talent Michael Mando

22 June 2016 7:58 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Marvel Studios and Sony have locked down yet another actor for their upcoming film Spider-man: Homecoming, the first standalone film from Spidey since the disappointing Amazing Spider-man 2, which effectively ended that franchise, as well as prematurely put a capper on a planned Sinister Six film. Awareness for Homecoming has definitely had a recent spike. The film is in production, and with that have come an onslaught of announcements regarding the cast. In fact, we only just had two more confirmed actors this morning, and now, we already have yet another actor on board for the flick.

According to THR, actor Michael Mando has joined in on the reboot. As per usual, we have no details regarding who this actor will be playing. Mando is probably best known at the moment for his role as the indimidating Nacho Varga in the Breaking Bad spinoff series Better Call Saul.

Varga will »

- Joseph Medina

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The One Thing Spider-Man: Homecoming Needs To Do To Be Great

22 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Henry Bevan on Spider-Man: Homecoming and what it needs to do to be great…

In Spider-Man 2 Peter Parker’s (Tobey Maguire) childhood home is facing foreclosure but Aunt May (Rosemary Harris) insists on giving him her last 20 bucks, only for his landlord to snatch it a way. Peter is broke and Spider-Man keeps him that way. He is relatable and it makes Spider-Man 2 one of the best superhero movies ever. When Kevin Feige agreed with this sentiment in 2015, he namechecked John Hughes as an influence on Marvel’s take on ol’ webhead. So, as Spider-Man: Homecoming stocks its cast with Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green and Martin Starr, director Jon Watts once again mentioned Hughes as an inspiration for the film.

The plan to make Homecoming a superhero teen movie is interesting and with hits like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Pretty in Pink, it »

- Henry Bevan

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5 Must-See Films At The 2016 New York Asian Film Festival

21 June 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If it’s late June in Manhattan, it must be time for the city’s annual dose of martial-arts madness, indescribably twisted revenge stories, and go-for-broke dramas about sexually liberated high school girls. A collaboration between Subway Cinema and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, the New York Asian Film Festival has established itself as one of the summer’s most vital (and occasionally traumatizing) annual events, a celebration of the best and most bonkers in classic and contemporary Asian cinema. Even in an age of VOD and streaming, many — or most — of these gems never receive American distribution, making the fest that much more valuable to local cinephiles.

Running from June 22 thru July 9, the 2016 edition promises to live up to the Nyaff legend, as iconic films like “All About Lily Chou-Chou” and “Tetsuo: The Iron Man” will be screened alongside a smorgasbord of new stuff that’s just waiting to be discovered. »

- David Ehrlich

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Deleted Scene Gets Awkward with Tina Fey | Exclusive

17 June 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A chance encounter leads to a quick make-out session in our exclusive deleted scene from the new comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which debuted on Digital HD earlier this week ahead of its Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand debut on June 28. This scene features Kim (Tina Fey) who runs into Nic (Stephen Peacocke), which leads to an awkward and quick make-out session, while Iain (Martin Freeman) gets some rest. This comedy, based on a true story, hit theaters in March.

Based on real-life reporter Kim Barker's revealing and funny memoir about covering the war beat in the Middle East, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a sharp and savvy film that critics are calling "boldly entertaining." A satirical take on combat journalists and an illuminating story of self-discovery, the film follows Kim (Tina Fey) as she decides to shake things up by taking a dangerous assignment in Afghanistan. There, in the midst of chaos, »

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E3 Brought Us The Spider-Man Game We've Been Waiting For

16 June 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

E3 normally runs on unique and original franchises that belong to the game industry. Rarely are IP’s from other franchises the highlight of E3, but this year was different. Marvel’s Spider-Man showed up and it was the most exciting title I saw. Follow me after the jump.

The title was Spider-Man and all we got was a quick little teaser during Sony’s E3 conference, and not much else has shown up. Insomniac has done interviews here and there, but the information I'm craving is under lock and key. I need more information, and they keep teasing me!

Spider-Man has a very long history of being on consoles. In fact I remember playing Spider-Man titles on the Sega Genesis. Back then crawling up a wall while Venom throws things down at you was legit awesome. Maybe some windows would break, or Venom would crawl next to you and be a total pain in the ass, but it was fun. Everything was like the comics being brought to life.

Then technology grew and so did Spider-Man. The new movies released and Spider-Man was brought to the new consoles, PS2 and the original Xbox. This is when one of the most popular superhero games ever made released, Spider-Man 2. Yes a game based on a movie was so popular that people wanted more. Can you believe Treyarch made that game? Yep, before Call of Duty, Treyarch were pimps in the superhero genre! Sadly Activision couldn’t compete with itself with the release of Spider-Man 3. The game ended up just being a disappointing rehash of the previous title, almost as disappointing as the third movie itself. (Though it did seem to inspire the original font for PlayStation 3.)

I personally enjoyed other titles that followed like Web of Shadows and Shattered Dimension’s, but they were not the greatest. This is also the last time we have seen Spider-Man in a big release. Besides the Lego series and mobile titles, Spider-Man has been non-existent. Perhaps everyone is afraid they wouldn’t live up to Spider-Man 2, the pinnacle of Spider-Man’s success in the video game world?  Or Treyarch and friends are too busy with Call of Duty….

Then things changed and we got a reveal of a new Spider-Man title. The reveal was a quick teaser trailer showing a very tiny portion of what is to come, but the gaming world shook. Perhaps even Batman was shaking in his boots over at WB. Hell we got both Batman and Spider-Man during one conference and my mind was being totally blown.

The trailer was so quick, so awesome, and so glorious. I’m a Spider-Man fan, anyone that knows me will tell you that right off the bat, so I got pumped. Yet that wasn’t even the best part of the reveal. The best part came after the reveal when Insomniac Games social feeds lit up, “#‎spidermanps4,” and Insomniac quickly confirming it was them that was developing the title. Sony didn’t spend much time highlighting developers for any game, but this was exciting news!

Leading up to E3 I expected to see Spider-Man because I did the research. Someone hinted at it, so I dove all in and figured it was coming. However I assumed it would be coming from Sucker Punch, developers of InFamous, for obvious reasons. Turns out it was Insomniac, which to me is even bigger news. I’ve written plenty articles before praising Insomniac Games and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see them developing my favorite superhero! I also forgot last minute that duh, Insomniac developed Sunset Overdrive. This game was a highly overlooked Xbox One exclusive that already dove into the “superhero open world” base, and they did an absolutely amazing job with it.

Taking this a step further is the confirmation that Marvel is working with multiple studios to bring even more heroes to life in the video game world. Finally! (Just to stress it, Finally!) Quality Marvel titles are on their way and we get to explore the universe again. They noted their target objective is Batman Arkham games and I could only imagine where X-Men or even Thor would go with such quality.

So yes I’m excited for all the other things shown off, but I think I got excited for Spider-Man more than anything. Probably the only thing topping it was Kojima showing up with a new game.

We want to know, what reveal at E3 got you the most excited?

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Match the poster to the summer blockbuster – quiz

14 June 2016 6:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The silly season is underway with aliens invading, superheroes saving and orcs doing whatever they’re doing in Warcraft. But can you match the zoomed in movie poster to the summer blockbuster of years past?

The Matrix Reloaded

Batman Forever

Jaws II

Blade Runner

X-Men: First Class

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Prometheus

The Avengers

Ghostbusters

Poltergeist

Batman & Robin

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Speed

Top Gun

Minority Report

I, Robot

The Rock

Spider-Man 2

Men In Black

Die Hard with a Vengeance

Iron Man

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

X-Men

The Bourne Ultimatum

Armageddon

Fantastic Four

Tomorrowland

Transformers

The Empire Strikes Back

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Gremlins

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Superman III

The Goonies

Return of the Jedi

A View to a Kill

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Snow White and the Huntsman

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Lilo & Stitch

7 and above.

You're a cinematic universe!

4 and above.

You're the sequel no one wanted

0 and above.

You're not getting a sequel

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- Benjamin Lee

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Playstation has finally won me over with an amazing new teaser trailer from E3

13 June 2016 9:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I’m not actually attending E3 this year, but it tests my theory that you should be able to experience these giant media events from home if they’re even remotely going to be worth the time and the money they spend to throw them, and E3 is the best example of how to do that correctly. Not only do they live-stream every bit of the presentation, but they release all the new exclusive visual materials that are brought to the event online as soon as they premiere at E3. Sure, there are things that are exclusive to the event, but there’s no video game fan who is going to end this week frustrated that they didn’t get to see anything good. My kids are just hitting the age where they are aware of E3 as an event, and they are absolutely out of their minds crazy about gaming. We game together the same way we watch movies together, and we talk a lot about what it is that keeps us playing things or that makes us drop something quickly to return to an old favorite. We’re also having to start to talk about the emotional side of gaming as the boys get better and better at playing EA’s NBA or FIFA games. They can get so invested in the outcome that I am halfway convinced I’m going to have an incident of hooliganism occur in my living room at some point. As soon as EA’s presentation went online, the boys watched each of the trailers with me, and Titanfall 2 caused some serious mania, both for the single-player and the multi-player trailers. Check out the single-player one: And now here’s the multi-player one: The first game was what I would consider the gateway game for both Toshi and Allen, the moment they were finally allowed to play a first-person shooter of any kind. There’s new footage from Cuphead, an indie title that we’ve been looking forward to for a while now because of its beautiful throwback animation style… … and a trailer for Watch Dogs 2, which is a follow-up to a much-hyped but disappointing first title in a series by Ubisoft, a company that has made a lot of games I have liked quite a bit… … as well as a terrific tease for Mass Effect: Andromeda, which looks like a major overhaul of a property that got painted into a narrative corner while pushing to create something that felt massive and full of potential. Allen is manic for FIFA, and the notion of EA adding a story mode to FIFA seemed to really excite him. He immediately had questions about customization immediately, and that’s something I’ve noticed with kids his age. In games like this, if you give them a chance to personalize something, they will run with it. It’s one of his favorite parts of a game. We watched the video about all the various games that EA is developing centered around the Star Wars franchise, and it’s exciting to get a glimpse of the one that some people have described as the Uncharted type Star Wars game. EA has big plans for the title overall, and I’m glad to see we’ll be getting lots of different types of Star Wars games, not just Battlefront. We’re an XBox One family right now. I had a PS3 for the last generation, then switched over the weekend that the original Titanfall was released. Since then, I’ve been very happy overall with the decision, but Playstation’s working to make me regret the choice, and this year, it finally happened… I saw a trailer that made me realize I’m going to end up buying a PS4 at some point. While I loved Uncharted, simply buying the last chapter in an ongoing franchise wasn’t enough to tip me over, and there were no other exclusives that made me feel like I was really missing out. Then this happened. Holy cow, I love Spider-Man games. Spider-Man 2 is maybe my favorite superhero game of all time, and it’s because it managed to really convey the experience of being Spider-Man, of having those powers and being able to web-swing around a city. It was so much fun and ended up being one of the rare games that I started replaying as soon as I finished it the first time. If they are seriously turning Insomniac Games, a fantastic company, loose on the Spider-Man franchise, then I’m in. I will make the jump to PS4 for that, and I can’t wait. And if I can also finally play this after 25 years of hype... ... then even better. Especially since that means I can use the Playstation Vr and play this. I wonder how strenuous it’s going to be to play Batman in virtual reality. Are they going to kill an army of nerds who try to replicate a brutal fight with a gang of thugs? Will I be one of those nerds? Farpoint looks like another crazy Vr application: And it certainly feels like space travel and exploration is a big theme in some of the upcoming games. If I’m going to get a PS4, then I’m damn sure playing No Man’s Sky. It’s been delayed until August, so they didn’t bring any new E3 footage. However, they didn’t need to. I know if I get the machine, I’ll get that game. E3 is more about telling us things we didn’t already know. For example, I’ve never heard of Detroit: Become Human, but daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn… That looks awesome, and so does Horizon Zero Dawn. Over on XBox, we’ll get our giant monster game in the form of Scalebound… … while PS4 made a surprisingly emotional bid for relevance for God Of War, and I was impressed by the way they’ve gone with this particular incarnation of the franchise. Overall, E3 has plenty more to debut this week, and it’s already clear that gaming is offering up a non-stop stream of big-ticket items, even without a discussion about Project: Scorpio, the next giant step in the console wars, but I may have just folded and finally admitted that I can’t be brand-loyal in a world with this many amazing distractions. Damn you, Playstation, and damn you, Spider-Man. I’ll see you soon. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Superhero Bits: Injustice 2 Trailer, Cap & Winter Soldier Kiss, Lex Luthor’s Sister & More

8 June 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Want to see an unused action sequence involving Captain America and Black Widow in Captain America: Civil War? Is Spider-Man 2 the greatest Marvel Comics adaptation ever made? Which new characters is Supergirl adding in its second season? could the teaser trailer for Injustice 2 be any more dark? Want to see Captain America and […]

The post Superhero Bits: Injustice 2 Trailer, Cap & Winter Soldier Kiss, Lex Luthor’s Sister & More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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8-Minute Video Essay Explains Why ‘Spider-Man 2’ Is The Best Marvel Movie

8 June 2016 10:54 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been well over a decade since Peter Parker first hit the big screen in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man.” To date, Tobey Maguire’s web-slinger has maintained his seminal status — sure, Marc Webb’s films took a glossier and at times darker approach, but Raimi and co. helped to mold the tone and set our expectations for so […]

The post 8-Minute Video Essay Explains Why ‘Spider-Man 2’ Is The Best Marvel Movie appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Gary Garrison

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Box Office Democracy: X-Men: Apocalypse

2 June 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The X-Men movies have a fairly high average quality for a franchise going in to its sixth entry. In fact, with the exception of a Brett Ratner directed monstrosity of bloat and pettiness, there isn’t a truly bad film to be found in the bunch. For a stretch of my college career I would have told you X2 was the best superhero movie ever made. I would have been wrong— Unbreakable was a lot better and Spider-Man 2 has held up better over the years if we’re talking strictly licensed fare. But this is a franchise that means something to me so it’s a shame to see them start to slip a little bit. Not that X-Men: Apocalypse is a bad movie or anything, but it’s a frustrating one in many respects and one that could be pointed to some years down the road as the »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Abandoned Spider-Man 4 Art Shows Bruce Campbell as Mysterio

1 June 2016 2:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 hit theaters nine years ago, and since then, we've seen two more actors take on the role of Peter Parker after Tobey McGuire, with Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man movies, and Tom Holland, who made his McU debut in Captain America: Civil War. Before the character was rebooted twice, Sam Raimi was set to make Spider-Man 4. But Sony ultimately scrapped it and moved forward with The Amazing Spider-Man reboot instead. Today we have new details from an artist who worked on Spider-Man 4, revealing the villains who would have been. These included Vulture and Mysterio.

The artwork comes from Jeffrey Henderson's official website, who worked on Spider-Man 4 before the project was shut down by Sony. The artist reveals on his website that he was actually brought on to work on The Amazing Spider-Man reboot, but just days before he started working on that doomed franchise re-starter, »

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The 10 Best Comic Book Movie Scenes

30 May 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras with his 10 best comic book movie scenes…

As I watched X-Men: Apocalypse this week, I marveled at a particular thought that was swimming around my cerebellum: Bryan Singer has directed four of the best comic book scenes ever staged. This seems somewhat surprising since the finished films end up being a mish-mash of success and failure. More like ‘the X-Mess’. Am I right? And yet, within some of those X-Men films are sequences that are so perfect you begin to wonder how Singer’s brilliance doesn’t extend to the rest of the movie. Like Paul Maclean in A River Runs Through It, a character who achieves perfection while fly fishing but is never able to find that kind of grace in the rest of his life. It kind of makes Singer’s X-Men films kind of tragic. Flashes of brilliance ultimately smothered in mediocrity. Like an ice »

- Anghus Houvouras

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X-Men: Apocalypse Review: Marvel Franchise Takes Step Back Despite Bryan Singer, Challenging Themes

27 May 2016 6:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'X-Men: Apocalypse' with Oscar Isaac in the supervillainous title role. 'X-Men: Apocalypse' review: Step back for series, but latest 'X-Men' movie 'works well enough' There's a three-way brawl going on in the Marvel universe, but it doesn't involve Spider-Man, Captain America, or Deadpool. Instead, the combatants are the three major movie studios who've divvied up the film rights to Marvel characters in licensing deals, some of which go back decades. In this corner we have Sony, makers of a Spider-Man series that has sunk so low since 2004's Spider-Man 2 that they punted the character back to our second combatant, Marvel Studios. In 2004, after years of seeing the majors compromise their intellectual property by making horrible film adaptations, they decided to finance and produce their own damn movies, in what would develop into an unprecedented winning streak. To this day, just when you think they're finally out of gas, Marvel »

- Mark Keizer

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