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Following his Oscar-winning score last year for Gravity, acclaimed British film and television composer Steven Price scores Fury, director David Ayer’s gritty WWII epic starring Brad Pitt as a battle-hardened sergeant who commands a Sherman tank and its five-man crew on a perilous mission behind enemy lines. Ayer’s dedication to the accuracy of the film’s portrayal of war as the Allies make their final push into the European Theater inspired Price to give the film’s score a raw, guttural feel using mechanized rhythms within emotional moments to convey the intense action and character themes. In an exclusive interview, Price talked about his collaboration with Ayer, his used of cellos and choirs to portray the war-torn solders and actual Ww II weaponry to create percussion sounds that echo the bombast of tank warfare, how he layered the sounds of a huge orchestra with those of intimate instrumental »
- Sheila Roberts
Superman will appear at least three times in movies in the next five years. But will any of them be a standalone Man Of Steel adventure?
A further, potentially important casting rumour for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice landed over the weekend, which you can read about - with appropriate spoiler pre-warning - here. The bottom line remains of Zack Snyder's March 2016 movie is this: it's going to have an awful lot of DC characters in it.
Originally mooted as the follow-up to 2013's Man Of Steel, the film is said to pick up from where that movie left things, but also add a whole host of new faces. It's already well known that Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman are on board. But rumours suggest we might also get an appearance from Aquaman (as played by Jason Momoa), whilst Jesse Eisenberg joins as »
Hollywood’s love affair with comic books took decades to come to fruition, but today there are few more sought after properties than superheroes in modern day cinema. In the last year alone, we’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier topple box office records the world over.
The runaway success of such films has paved the way for dozens of future projects, but not every filmmaker has enjoyed the same level of fortunes when they delved into the world of superpowers and tights. For every Batman Begins and Iron-Man that actually makes it through the development process, there are a ton of comic book movies littering the studio shelves in development hell.
Sure, we know about the ones that look like they would’ve been terrible (Tim Burton’s Superman Lives comes to mind), but »
- Jesse Gumbarge
Godzilla is a movie that everyone has heard about, even if they have never seen it. There have been so many manifestations of Godzilla in cinema, from the original 1954 version, to his battles with Mothra, Mechagodzilla and Hedorah, to the terrible 1998 Roland Emmerich version, to this one, 2014’s Godzilla, directed by Monsters director Gareth Edwards.
I was excited about this film since first hearing about it last year, and have been following its progression over the past few months as casting and further details were announced. When the first trailer arrived on the scene a few months ago I was further intrigued, and by the time the film was released this week, I was thoroughly anticipating the re-emergence of one of cinemas most famous monsters. »
- Chris Cummings
Translating movies and television for international markets can be a tricky business, as we discovered last year when we assembled this collection of 20 titles that got lost in translation.
But if you want to descend to a whole new level of weirdness, you need to look beyond the official channels. Whether it's a pirated disc being hawked in the street or a bona fide copy resold in unofficial packaging, these are products where the normal quality standards simply do not apply.
Below we've rounded up 11 of the world's most bizarre bootleg DVD covers, featuring dodgy Photoshopping, garbled Babelfish-style synopses, and entire actors being accidentally dropped in from other movies or TV shows.
God, True Detective was a great show. Remember that episode where Rust and Marty go to Vegas and live it up in faux-Paris before narrowly escaping an exploding building on the back of a phoenix?
30. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Scene: Coin Flip
There was a brief period of time from 2006-2009 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made some more daring, but wholly deserved choices for Best Picture. It began in 2006, when Martin Scorsese finally won for The Departed which, while not his best and not nearly as dark as, say, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, still leaned that direction. Three years later, they handed the Oscar to The Hurt Locker over the blockbuster Avatar, rewarding quality over audience love. But in between the two it was given to No Country for Old Men, an incredibly dark neo-Western based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. It’s still one of the Coen Brothers’ best films, an incredible cat-and-mouse journey through West Texas in the 1980′s. The film stars Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, »
- Joshua Gaul
by Kevin Tong
Mondo has released several pieces of breathtaking poster art for Batman and his villains. These are part of their Batman 75th Anniversary Gallery show that takes place on October 24th, at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX. I've included the name of the artist under each illustration. One of my favorites was done by Kevin Tong, which you can see directly above. It's a poster design for Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins.
by Tom Whalen
by Craig Drake
by Phantom City Creative
by Scott C.
Via: Mashable »
- Joey Paur
Click Here - More Mondo Batman Artwork Batman Begins: Explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city. Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman Directors: Christopher Nolan * Writers: Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer »
Warner Bros. and DC have announced their line up of movies through to 2020. It starts with 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and is ending with a Green Lantern movie in the summer of 2020. Of course, it will continue beyond that if the films remain successful. Surprisingly in the original line up there was no confirmation of standalone Batman or Superman movies, but Warner Bros. have stated that both the Dark Knight and Man of Steel will have standalone movies within this time period, although there are no dates set for these as of yet.
In the line up two Justice League movies have been announced – Justice League Part One in 2017 and Justice League Part Two in 2019. I am very curious at the Justice League movie being split into two and the fact that we »
- Thomas Roach
"Kind of a Pulp Fiction, Mary Poppins." That line in the new trailer for the quirky thriller Miss Meadows sums it up rather perfectly, but somehow we don't think the film will measure up to either of those revered films. Katie Holmes plays a wholesome, charming school teacher who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty when the opportunity calls for it. Delivering justice with a tiny little pistol she keeps for her purse, she's ready to keep the bad guys away from her children and the nice town in which she lives. But can she keep her secret from the local law enforcement, including the sheriff played by James Badge Dale? Watch! Here's the new trailer for Karen Leigh Hopkins' Miss Meadows from YouTube: Watch the first trailer for Miss Meadows, starring Katie Holmes, right here. Miss Meadows is written and directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins (writer of »
- Ethan Anderton
Born in Memphis, raised in Mississippi, four years in the Air Force, acted off- and then on-Broadway, spent the '70s on The Electric Company, spent the early '80s on Another World, earned one Oscar nomination as the street smart one in Street Smart, earned another Oscar nomination as the one who wasn't Miss Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy, stole Robin Hood from Kevin Costner, almost stole Unforgiven from Clint Eastwood: This is what Morgan Freeman did for his first 57 years on this planet. Technically. But even if you know that Freeman had been a working actor for close to three decades beforehand, »
- Darren Franich
The Flickering Myth staff react to the Daredevil reveal at the New York Comic Con…
Over the weekend at the New York Comi-Con, Marvel and Netflix held a panel for their upcoming Daredevil show and gave us our first look at Charlie Cox as The Man Without Fear. You can read a recap of the footage shown here.
But what did the Flickering Myth writing and editorial staff think of our first look for Daredevil?
Ben Rayner: …looks like the Deadpool: Pulp costume to me. Not sure if I like it or not. He must have been blind when he made it…
Luke Owen: Who would have thought that they’d go down The Trail of The Incredible Hulk route? I like this as a starting point. It fits their “dark and grittty” mood, even if it does raise questions about what mask they’ll do for Iron »
- Luke Owen
The actor interrupted his honeymoon yesterday (October 9) to appear at New York Comic Con and promote his forthcoming sci-fi film Tomorrowland.
Confirming that the event was his first ever Comic Con, Clooney said: "Yes, on top of it being my honeymoon I am a virgin."
He continued: "I think since my Batman I was disinvited from Comic Con for 20 years. You're saying it, I see the comments sections on all you guys.
"I met Adam West backstage just now and said, 'Hey, I'm really sorry!' He goes, 'Give me a fist bump', and I said, 'Just hit me!'"
The series was put on ice for eight years and revived by »
When Oliver Queen was facing off against the new Count Vertigo in last night's episode of Arrow, he received an unwanted dose of a very different version of the drug. Bringing out his worst fear, the similarities to Ra's al Ghul's hallucinogen from Batman Begins were easily spotted. Could it be that it's all connected? Could Ra's be working with Vertigo to try and do to Starling City what he failed to do in Gotham? Nope. "Total coincidence," says executive producer Marc Guggenheim in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "Its presence in [the premiere] was really designed to [show] that Oliver is struggling with the theme of identity. We certainly talked about that in the writers’ room,” he continues. “‘Are people going to think we’re doing the same thing as Batman Begins?’ But ultimately, for us, character and theme pretty much trump everything else and we were like, ‘No, we’re doing »
In a season that will be introducing Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul, Arrow’s premiere included a scene somewhat familiar to fans of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Facing the new Count Vertigo (Peter Stormare), Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets an unwanted taste of a new version of the drug, which brings out victims' worst fears—pretty much exactly what Ra’s al Ghul’s (Liam Neeson) hallucinogen did in Batman Begins. "Total coincidence," executive producer Marc Guggenheim explains. "Its presence in was really designed to that Oliver is struggling with the theme of identity." After Oliver is dosed, »
- Natalie Abrams
Brad Anderson's The MacHinist remains one of the most nightmarish films of the last ten years and also a striking moment in the career of Christian Bale. Bale filmed the thriller just before Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins. For The MacHinist, Bale lost 62 pounds and appeared skeletal onscreen, a feat he would repeat for Werner Herzog's Rescue Dawn. But, for Batman, Bale immediately bulked up to his original weight plus another 60 lbs. To say this is evidence of his »
- Alex Maidy
Directed by Gary Shore
Ambiguity isn’t tolerated by studios anymore, especially when it comes to high-profile characters that can serve as franchise-starters. And characters don’t come with a higher profile that the lord of vampires himself, Dracula. Origin stories boomed with Batman Begins and Casino Royale, unfortunately the only thing Hollywood took from the success of those films is that Every character needs their backstory completely explained. So now audiences will be served a gritty reboot of an icon they already know very well.
The kingdom of Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) faces an outside threat in the form of Sultan Mehmed (Dominic Cooper). The Sultan demands money and men for his future conquests, and the request that his young son be asked to join this army, irks Vlad a great deal. So much so that he cuts down »
- Colin Biggs
With "The Flash" pulling in big numbers and "Arrow" being the network's most-watched show of the past two years, it comes as no surprise that The CW is looking into the possibility of a third TV series based on a DC Comics property.
CW President Mark Pedowitz tells Buzzfeed: "There are discussions going on, but I can't tell you what they are."
The comment comes from a lengthy piece on the website about the production of the upcoming third season of "Arrow". Said piece wraps up with talk about the new season's main villain Ra's al Ghul. Pedowitz confirmed they did approach actor Liam Neeson, who played the role in 2005's "Batman Begins", about a potential reprisal: "We never thought he would. We quickly went to him, just on the off-chance that he had the time to do it."
The role ended up in the hands of Australian actor Matt Nable »
- Garth Franklin
Constantine will premiere on NBC on October 24th, and in some encouraging news for the series, Deadline reports that the network has ordered three extra scripts for the DC Comics adaptation. This has become a common practice for new shows, and The Flash also received a similar order recently. As the site points out, "Picking up backup scripts has become a favorite tactic of the broadcast network as it is a relatively inexpensive way to buy a few extra weeks by keeping writers working on shows that executives feel have promise before the nets have to decide on a back episodic order." From Executive Producer David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) and director Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) comes a dark new thriller that proves fighting evil is a hell of a job. The series stars Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. What do you guys think? »
With vigilantes, balloons and plot advancements to enjoy, Gotham’s third episode is a lot more like it. Here’s Rob’s review…
This review contains spoilers.
1.3 The Balloonman
Three weeks into the Gotham TV series, and so far every episode has featured a pre-title-card murder. It’s a rather odd trope for a show to introduce, but it does serve the purpose of reminding us that Gotham is most certainly not a nice place to live. The tone of the show remains one of constant corruption and criminality, which is spot-on from our point of view. This week the murder weapon of choice was a weather balloon, and the targets were corrupt men in positions of power.
As bizarre as that sounds, it actually worked rather well, on a number of levels. While the introduction (and subsequent dispatch) of The Balloonman shares similarities with the child-catchers which we complained about last time, »
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