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Marvel’s Ant-Man has had a rocky couple of months – director Edgar Wright dropped out for yet unconfirmed reasons and Marvel went through a slew of replacement directors before landing on Peyton Reed (Bring It On) – but it looks like the film is finally moving forward at a steady clip.
Which isn’t to say that there aren’t still people disappointed that Wright won’t be making the film. Michael Douglas, for example (who’s playing Hank Pym), previously spoke out about his disappointment that the Hot Fuzz director had departed the project. Now, in a recent interview, Douglas reiterated his disappointment and also confirmed that Ant-Man will be at San Diego Comic-Con in ...
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- Ben Moore
Tony Zhou is back with another great video essay, this time taking a look at the work of Michael Bay in an attempt to understand just what exactly is "Bayhem"c Bay has been dragged over the coals once again with his latest movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction with reviews, I'd argue, many of which were written before the critic even stepped into the theater. I've done my best to try and explain what I found so fascinating about the latest Transformers film and what I was able to appreciate about it's Bay-ness, but Zhou takes it a step further and examines the whole of Bay's filmography with looks at Bad Boys, Pain & Gain, the Transformers films and The Rock and offers up comparisons to films such as Hot Fuzz, Battleship and even Fargo. Here's his description followed by the video itself. Enjoy. There are filmmakers we love and then there's Michael Bay. »
- Brad Brevet
GeekTyrant reader Louis Plamondon sent us over a fun video supercut called "Bring the Noise!" that he did for Cineplex Movies. It takes us on a journey through a bunch of our favorite buddy cop movies like Lethal Weapon, 21 Jump Street, Bad Boys, Beverly Hills Cop, Hot Fuzz, and many more. Watch the video and let us know what your favorite buddy cop movies are.
- Joey Paur
The dance culture has seen an explosion of cinematic adaptations in recent years. There was Step Up in 2006 - the dan-com that launched the career of one Channing Tatum; MTV-funded urban success Save the Last Dance in 2001; and everyones favourite rags-to-Rojo story Billy Elliot in 2000. Going further back, classics such as Footloose (starring Kevin Bacon. Yes, believe it or not he used to appear in films), Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever slide into shot, while one could even argue the suitability of Gene Kelly’s infamous musical number Singin' in the Rain...although for the purpose of this review, we’ll stick with dance as the main focus as opposed to an entertaining side-plot.
However, Cuban Fury is a beast like no other. While it may tap along to a similar beat, it’s underlying study is of a comical nature. Viewers are presented with 98 minutes of unadulterated ‘slapstick »
The movie musical certainly had a heyday in the 1930s and 40s, but thanks to films like 2001's "Moulin Rouge!" and 2002's "Chicago," musicals have made a comeback throughout the aughts and the teens during this millennium. With Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the popular stage musical "Jersey Boys" opening this weekend, we got to thinking about what musical theater productions are worthy of a film adaptation and which directors would be perfect to bring them to the silver screen. Here's our list of musicals that haven't yet gotten film adaptations and who we think should take them on. Let us know what shows you want to see on film, and who you think would be the perfect director. "Avenue Q" Directed by Edgar Wright "(Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz") With an unmatched eye for satire, Edgar Wright spun iconic tale "Dawn of the Dead" into contemporary comedy landmark "Shaun of the Dead. »
Never say never when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It all began with a relatively unknown character in Iron Man, and has since become one of the most popular movie franchises at all time, with each entry in the interlocking franchise smashing box office records and expectations. A Thor movie directed by fancy pants Shakespearean type Kenneth Branagh? Sure! Relying on Guardians of the Galaxy, a bonkers sci-fi trip that most fanboys hadn’t even heard of and directed by oddball James Gunn, as the next summer tentpole release? Of course! A comedic take on Ant Man by the director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz? Bad example.
What we’re getting at is that Marvel (and their parent company, the House of Mouse) have rarely taken the obvious path when it came to them dominating the Hollywood blockbuster. They ventured down the road less travelled and, »
- Tom Baker
Since the earliest days of civilisation, animals have played their role in our history. From the Egyptians who worshipped them like gods, to the War Generals who trained them for battle and to this day where we flock to see them star on the silver screen. We can’t explain it but we’re drawn to animals and they have a firm place in our hearts, be it their cuteness, their integrity or even their deadliness.
Every child at one stage has asked their Mum and Dad for a pet, and there are some film animals we’ve all dreamt of taking home and keeping forever. From the spirited Marley or the (more unobtainable) orca from free Willy. Here are ten animals that have charmed their way into our hearts.
Writer’s Note: After careful consideration, I have decided to remove Disney animals from inclusion in this list. »
- Thomas Blakey
Point Break or Bad Boys II? L.A. Confidential or Se7en? Everybody has a favourite buddy cop movie, and everybody -- even Elvis Presley! -- has wanted a badge, if only to recreate their favourite scenes from Rush Hour.
To celebrate the buddy cop genre and this weekend's 22 Jump Street, we put together a supercut of all your favourite buddy cop movies, where Starsky & Hutch, the Beverly Hills Cop, and the guys from Hot Fuzz chase cars, crack wise, and get the bad guys. Check it out below, and don't forget to reunite with Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) as they go to college undercover in this weekend's sequel, 22 Jump Street.
- Sasha James
According to IGN Middle East, their sources have told them that Simon Pegg will indeed make an appearance in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII after being spitted on set to shoot scenes. Now, with the Hot Fuzz actor recently stating that "I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to be in it, to be honest. I think J.J. should cast new faces with no stunt casting," it seems possible that he was simply paying a visit to the set, but why would he do that when they're shooting in his home country?! The site goes on to add that Pegg has a secret role in the film, and so it seems likely that this is just a cameo appearance of some sort. Either way, we'll find out in a little over a year from now! Would you guys like to see Simon Pegg make »
Ahead of the home entertainment release of Cuban Fury this week, HeyUGuys sat down with its star Nick Frost – who also came up with the idea for the film – about any memorable reactions, mementos from the set, improvised scenes and more…
The film has obviously been out for a while now. Has there been any reaction that has been particularly memorable?
I think people had lots and lots of Twitter traffic from people saying that dancing had broken out in screenings and people saying that there’d been a flash mob of salsa dancers! Is there a deeper meaning about aesthetic beauty in the film? Maybe, but essentially the film is about love and dancing. If even a thousand people came out of that cinema feeling happy, it’s a win.
In Cuban Fury, Bruce discovers what he wants to do with his life at a very early age. When »
- Amon Warmann
I had hoped that other commitments over the last few weeks would keep me from having to write about this subject, but it seems it wasn't meant to be. Here's the recap: Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright spent the last nine years of his life working on the upcoming Marvel Ant-Man movie. Just a few weeks ago, he left the project over creative differences. Now, instead of him we're getting Peyton Reed, the man who brought us Yes Man. »
- Get The Big Picture
“They don’t write them like this any more, they really don’t” says a grinning Ian Ogilvy, sitting back casually in his dressing room on the set of Sacha Bennett’s dark crime thriller We Still Kill the Old Way. The actor, now in his 70s, once starred alongside the likes of Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis in Death Becomes Her, and Christopher Plummer and Orson Welles in Waterloo – yet the talented performer admits that work tends to dry up, in what can be a shrewd and unforgiving business.
“Men and women of my age don’t work that much any more, and in Hollywood, we work even less,” he said. “So I’ve done other things – I’ve been writing books, plays, I teach, I direct – I’ve found alternative ways of making a living. Which was lucky, because the business dries up for you. If you rely on acting at my age, »
- Stefan Pape
Directed by Edgar Wright
For those familiar with the work of English director Edgar Wright, saying he is adept at bending various genres should not come as a surprise. It would appear easy to label both Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End as spoofs, but each is boosted by genuine storytelling and character development which elevates them above the fray, whereas spoofs are primarily content with poking fun at the genres they tackle. In 2010 Edgar Wright chose to flex some directorial muscles in rather unorthodox ways with a silver screen adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Speaking of things unorthodox, the titular character’s universe is nothing like the what regular humans understand Nay, what appears on the surface to be a familiar pasture is in fact a candy-coloured »
- Edgar Chaput
Two weeks after the departure of Edgar Wright from the superhero movie Ant-Man, Marvel has finally settled on a new director for the project. The studio announced on its website Saturday that it has enlisted Peyton Reed to helm the project, with a script written in part by Anchorman director Adam McKay.
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Marvel fans were sure getting antsy.
Peyton Reed (The Break-Up, Bring It On) will take over the action-adventure about a hero who can shrink to tiny sizes while still packing a massive punch. Adam McKay, the director best known for the Anchorman movies, was among those rumored to be taking the helm of Ant-Man, but the studio revealed today he will instead rewrite the script by Wright and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block. »
- Anthony Breznican
To mark the release of Cuban Fury on 9th June, we’ve been given 5 of the following to give away; DVDs, Sound Track CDs, T shirts and Flashdance poster bundles.
Cuban Fury stars Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul), Rashida Jones (The Social Network, I Love You, Man), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, The Boat that Rocked), Olivia Colman (Hot Fuzz, “Broadchurch”), Ian McShane (Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Sexy Beast) and Kayvan Novak (Four Lions, “Fonejacker”).
1987: Poised to sweep the floor at the UK Junior Salsa Championships, 13-year-old Bruce Garrett has fire in his heels and the world at his feet… Until a freakish bullying incident robs him of his confidence and his life is diverted down a very different path. So it is that 22 years later, having locked away his boyhood dreams, Bruce finds himself out-of-shape, unloved and »
[Update: Adam McKay has dropped out of talks to direct Ant-Man. Scroll for details.]
It’s been a crazy week (or so) in the Marvel Studios movie news cycle. First came the shocking announcement that Edgar Wright is not directing Ant-Man, after having spent much of the last decade working on the superhero project; then, just yesterday, the news broke that Josh Brolin will be playing big baddie Thanos in upcoming Marvel Shared Universe installments; and now, we may know who’s replacing Wright at the helm of Ant-Man.
Wright is a fan-favorite for such critically-acclaimed works as the Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End), but ultimately Click to continue reading ‘Ant-Man’: Adam McKay Drops Out of Negotiations to Direct [Updated]
- Sandy Schaefer
When Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz") suddenly departed Marvel's Ant-Man, fans were stunned. Who could blame them? Wright had been working on the project for eight years, before the Marvel cinematic universe began with Iron Man. It finally looked like it would become a reality as Wright had shot and presented some fantastic test footage proving that the diminutive superhero could hold his own. We all knew Wright could pull off comedy but we were convinced he could handle action as well when Wright delivered a great choreographed action sequence (bathroom brawl) in 2013's The World's End. Wright's Ant-Man will now go down as one of the great "what ifs" of cinema. So, who will replace Edgar Wright? The Hollywood Reporter believes they know of three directors that are in the hunt: "Sources say Rawson Thurber, Adam McKay and Ruben Fleischer are among a group of directors that are meeting with »
One of the more critically acclaimed comedy directors working today is Edgar Wright. Having helmed movies such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Wright has garnered a number of fans over the course of his career, many of whom have noted Wright’s ability to tell a joke non-verbally. It is this aspect that Vimeo user Tony Zhou has now highlighted in a new video essay analysing how Wright uses visuals to tell a joke and progress a story. The video, which looks at Wright’s Cornetto trilogy, as well as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and the tv series Spaced, can be seen below.
(Source: The A.V. Club)
The post Video of the Day: Watch an analysis of Edgar Wright’s visual comedy appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Following the abrupt exit of Edgar Wright from Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, a movie which he has been attached to direct since 2006, a number of theories have been doing the rounds as to what caused the split.
However, it appears as if we may finally have an answer courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. Delays in production reportedly led to the movie’s key crew members and heads of department all leaving for other projects when it became clear to them that production would not begin as scheduled.
While lead star Paul Rudd is still attached and those positions are set to be filled shortly, the reason for these problems are indeed script based. Marvel has been unhappy with the Hot Fuzz helmer’s take on Ant-Man for weeks, and production had been put on hiatus while Feige ordered revisions of the script.
However, while Wright had been willing to make revisions earlier in the process, »
- Josh Wilding
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