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Next year, Superman and The Lone Ranger are teaming up to fight an international enemy in the adaptation of the classic TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement). Henry Cavill plays CIA agent Napoleon Solo while Armie Hammer plays Kgb agent Illya Kuryakin, and the two must put aside a rivalry to stop the evil Thrush, an organization opposed by Russia and the United States. Now we have a first look at the film, and it looks rather stylish. However, I can't help but be reminded of films like The Avengers (1998) and Get Smart as mediocre TV spy adaptations. Look below! Here's our first look at Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. straight from Warner Bros. Pictures: At the height of the Cold War, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavil) and Kgb agent Illya Kuryakin »
- Ethan Anderton
Since 2007, when Get Smart was in production at Warner Bros., Dwayne Johnson has been teasing his role in Shazam! For a while, he didn't know if he was playing the hero of the movie, or the villian. And then there was a short period where he wasn't sure if the movie was happening at all. Now that Warner Bros. has confirmed Shazam! as part of their upcoming DC universe slate, he is fully prepared to pull out all the stops as Black Adam, and offered an update on his transformation into this bad guy turned 'sort of good'.
Shazam! won't be in theaters until 2019. That is still four years away. But that isn't stopping Dwayne Johnson from preparing for his role as Black Adam. And its obviously been on his mind for the past seven years. By the time we see him on screen in those black and gold tights, »
Recalling one of cinema's most memorable relationship-gone-sour scenes, a California man has been charged with animal cruelty after killing and eating his ex-girlfriend's rabbit and threatening to do the same to her. Dimitri Diatchenko, 46, of North Hollywood, was charged Tuesday in the threat against his unnamed female roommate. He faces one felony count each of criminal threat and cruelty to an animal with use of a knife, according to Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Lou Holtz. Diatchenko killed the rabbit and made the threat on Dec. 7, after the victim said the couple should no longer be roommates, Holtz said in a news release, »
- Jeff Truesdell, @jhtruesdell
With the arrival of Penguins of Madagascar, in cinemas now, it is time to take a look at the best spies in children’s television and film. Although few can compare to the epic military style of the Penguins, some meet the challenge and are always ready to save the world. However, few have to face the evil that is the wicked octopus, Dr. Octavius Brine. Are the Penguins up to this new challenge? Go and watch Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private in action in cinemas now to find out…
The ever sly, and always recognisable Pink Panther, is one of the best spies in the world. He is always able to sneak in and make sure he accomplishes his mission, which includes making everything pink! When he is not sleuthing, he uses his sly moves to get into hilarious hijacks and antics. »
- Phil Wheat
Originally slated for release this week, DreamWorks Animation opted to send their sci-fi adventure Home to theaters next spring. And since Penguins of Madagascar gets the prime holiday release slot this weekend, that means we get a new trailer for the film featuring the voice of Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") as the unfortunately nicknamed Oh, a clumsy alien in hiding on Earth. Speaking in a dialect that seems lifted from cat memes (you'll see what I mean), this guy seems to be a lovable walking accident, but there are more of his race (including Steve Martin as their leader) coming to our planet, looking for a new home. Watch! Here's the new trailer for DreamWorks Animation's Home, originally from Yahoo: Watch the original animated short film over here along with the first theatrical trailer right here. Home is directed by Tim Johnson (Shrek, Over the Hedge) and written »
- Ethan Anderton
Peter Segal is set to direct a new film being developed at Disney called Goblins. The project is based on a children’s book called Goblins! A Survival Guide and Fiasco in Four Parts, which was written by Ari Berk and illustrated by Brian Froud. Froud is a Hugo-winning artist who worked as Jim Henson’s conceptual designer on Labyrinth and Dark Crystal.
There’s no word on if the film will be fully animated, live-action, or a combination of both. Tom Astle and Matt Ember are writing the script, and it has the potential to be a great film. After all, who doesn’t like a bunch of crazy nasty goblins running around? Here’s a description of the book:
Anyone who brings home this book will be in big trouble. Renowned artist Brian Froud and scholar Ari Berk have conducted a thorough investigation into the goblin realm. (For the uninformed, »
- Joey Paur
"Casino Royale" and "Green Lantern" director Martin Campbell is reportedly the top choice of both Paramount Pictures and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to take the helm of a third film in the "G.I. Joe" series according to Schmoes Know. Filming is aiming to begin in the first half of next year.
The site claims official negotiations have not yet begun, but the job is essentially Campbell's if he wants it. Jonathan Lemkin ("Devil's Advocate," "Lethal Weapon 4") is penning the script which will center on Dwayne Johnson's character Roadblock. Adrianne Palicki is also expected to reprise her role as Lady Jaye.
In more concrete news, Deadline reports that Disney has set "Get Smart" helmer Peter Segal to direct the film adaptation of the children's book "Goblins" by Ari Berk and acclaimed illustrator Brian Froud. Tom Astle & Matt Ember will script the adaptation, while Sagal and Michael Ewing will produce. »
- Garth Franklin
The message warns that the world is about to end and only he can save it. He must race against the clock to learn the truth before time runs out for mankind.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
If you enjoy immersing yourself in the magical realms of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, then you might be excited to learn that a creature-centric children’s book illustrated by the conceptual and costume designer for both of those films is being adapted by Disney. Goblins, based on the book written by Ari Berk and illustrated by Brian Froud, is set to be helmed by the director of Get Smart.
Deadline reports that Peter Segal is set to direct Goblins for Disney, based on the 2004 book, Goblins! A Survival Guide And Fiasco In Four Parts. Tom Astle and Matt Ember are slated to scribe the kid-friendly creature feature for the big screen, with Ari Berk and Brian Froud executive producing the project.
Time will tell if this new “bring the whole family” movie with a touch of horror can equal the high standards of Laika’s offerings (ParaNorman, »
- Derek Anderson
(Cbr) We’ve known with certainty since early last month that Dwayne Johnson will star as Black Adam in "Shazam!," which Warner Bros. revealed just last week will arrive in 2019, sandwiched between "Aquaman" and a "Justice League" sequel. Beyond that, details are pretty slim. But is it possible we’ve been given our first clue as to the director? On Tuesday, New Line Cinema announced James Wan will return to direct "The Conjuring 2" as part of an overall producing deal at the Warner Bros. subsidiary. That’s good news for fans of the director and of horror films, but MovieWeb zeroed in one this comment from New Line President Toby Emmerich: James will make an important movie for New Line and Warner Bros or DC, and that is definitely part of the plan, and a reason for bringing him into the family. He’s the only overall director with a deal here, »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
For Bill Murray, the idea of attending Bill Murray Day sounded like punishment. So at last month’s Toronto Film Festival, the comedian was having serious trepidation about the special day designated to showing his classic films “Ghostbusters,” “Stripes” and “Groundhog Day,” followed by the premiere of his latest comedy, “St. Vincent.” The celebration unfolded like a cross between Comic-Con and a political rally, with an army of fans in Bill Murray masks marching en route to the screenings.
“The whole thing gets more complicated as it draws closer, and you feel such dread about it,” Murray says in an interview at his hotel before the hoopla begins. “I’m nervous. All I can think is I feel like the Statue of Liberty covered with maggots. I feel like I am going to be assaulted! Why am I doing this?”
Prior to his trip to Toronto (from an island he »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Because the sky is blue and grass is green and we all have to pay taxes and one day die, Dwayne Johnson is going to fulfill his destiny as an actor and machine-like human by playing a secret agent (a real one, not a silly one as he did in Get Smart). The world’s most lovable former wrestler turned Scorpion King turned adrenaline fueled action star confirmed over Twitter that he’ll be starring in an adaptation of The Janson Directive, a project that’s been in gestation over at Universal for some time. You’ve got competition, Jason Bourne — there’s a new Robert Ludlum-penned mystery man in town. With that tweet, Johnson also confirmed that The Janson Directive is being propelled forward with a script by Akiva Goldsman. It’s promising news when you hear that the Oscar-winning writer of A Beautiful Mind is penning the script; it’s another when you remember »
- Samantha Wilson
Amazon has a number of great DVD/Blu-ray deals and I’ve grabbed the highlights and linked them below. As always, only limited quantities available so act fast. Details below. Marilyn Monroe: Classic 9 Film Collection [Blu-Ray] - $34.99 (83% off) - The eight film collection includes Bus Stop, Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, There's No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like it Hot and The Misfits. Up to 70% Off Ken Burns Documentaries like Prohibition, The War, Jazz, The Central Park Five, Baseball, and many more Up to 60% Off HBO Gift Sets like Deadwood, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, and more Get Smart - The Complete Series Gift Set - $49.99 (60% off) Breaking Bad: The Complete Series – $70.99 (56% off) Seinfeld: The Complete Series – $59.49 (60% off) Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector’s Set) [Blu-ray] – $119.99 (45% off) The Godfather Collection »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Amazon has a number of great DVD/Blu-ray deals and I’ve grabbed the highlights and linked them below. As always, only limited quantities available so act fast. Details below. Marilyn Monroe: Classic 9 Film Collection [Blu-Ray] - $34.99 (83% off) - The eight film collection includes Bus Stop, Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, There's No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like it Hot and The Misfits. Up to 70% Off Ken Burns Documentaries like Prohibition, The War, Jazz, The Central Park Five, Baseball, and many more Up to 60% Off HBO Gift Sets like Deadwood, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, and more Get Smart - The Complete Series Gift Set - $49.99 (60% off) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) – $9.99 (76% off) Breaking Bad: The Complete Series – $70.99 (56% off) Seinfeld: The Complete Series – $59.49 (60% off) Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled (10-Disc »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
While we’re still awaiting official confirmation from Warner Brothers, all signs point to the fact that one of the upcoming DC Comics films currently slated for release between 2016 and 2020 belongs to Shazam.
A Shazam film has been in the works for a while now, and even landed a director, 50 First Dates and Get Smart helmer Peter Segal, in 2009. However, the slate of DC films has shifted dramatically over the last five years, as Warner Brothers spent much of that time deciding which direction to take their extensive DC library of characters. They tried to expand the universe a bit with Green Lantern in 2011, but that project failed and sent them back to the drawing board. Once the Dark Knight trilogy came to a close, they decided to move forward with a new, extensive shared-universe plan, beginning with last year’s Man of Steel. They’ll hit the ground »
- James Garcia
Will he play the titular Shazam or will he play the nemesis Black Adam? That seems to be the question of the day for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is either giving the world insight about an upcoming DC superhero role via his Twitter account or trolling everyone during the week of Comic-Con. It would be a nice, albeit cruel ruse to continue to talk about a big superhero reveal while Comic-Con is raging, especially on a weekend when you’re big tentpole Hercules hits theaters. We will likely know much more tomorrow afternoon when Warner Bros. takes the stage in San Diego to lay out their plans for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and beyond, but for now we’ve got these tweets from The Rock himself. Yesterday, he posted this image: Someone’s gonna get it.. pic.twitter.com/eH7GzWxx0u — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 24, 2014 Those who have read Shazam would tell you »
- Neil Miller
On Monday, Dwayne Johnson confirmed that he is joining the DC Cinematic Universe, but he did not reveal which movie or character he will be taking on. He did hint that the iconic role will carry the same powers as Superman, and that this mysterious super hero comes when you say his name. Of course, this led to the speculation that he is going to play Captain Marvel in Shazam!. Today, The Rock has confirmed that he is taking a part in Shazam!, but it's unclear exactly who he will be playing. Captain Marvel or Black Adam.
Take a look at his Tweet:
Someone's gonna get it.. pic.twitter.com/eH7GzWxx0u
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 24, 2014
Someone's going to get it...But who? As both Captain Marvel and Black Adam seem prepared to bring a good old fashion smack down. Right now, we can't exactly smell what The Rock is cooking. »
This Friday will see the release of The Rock’s (None of this Dwayne Johnson nonsense, he’s The Rock) newest action tentpole Hercules, with him playing the historic hero. You’ve probably already made up your mind if you’re going to see this film or not, you’re not anxiously waiting on the fence. You probably haven’t given a second thought to Hercules. But I have, and for the first time in a long time, I’m worried about The Rock.
When you really stop to think about it, The Rock has built a career becoming one of the most unlikely box office superstars. In 2013 Forbes named him the highest grossing actor of the year with his films that year bringing in $1.3 billion. But I say box office superstar with a caveat: He only smashes numbers when he’s part of an ensemble. Put the guy in »
- Dylan Griffin
Dwayne Johnson might not be playing Superman in a DC Comics movie, but when he joins the DC family, he will have the same powers as Kal-El. All you have to do is 'say his name'. The actor has finally confirmed that he will take on a role in the DC Comics cinematic universe, and that the title of the movie will be revealed soon. He is clearly teasing his role as Captain Marvel in Shazam!
Many will remember that back in March, The Rock teased that he was going to be playing a DC Comics character. He has now talked with Total Film, and it seems pretty clear that he will take on the role of Shazam!:
"I will say this. There's a character out there that we're going to announce very soon that I'm going to play, and I'll just say this: This character has the power of Superman, »
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