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'Ant-Man' Editor Talks About Working With Peyton Reed, Cut "Wish Fulfillment" Sequence

17 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

It took some skilled editors to put Ant-Man, the mighty but micro hero on the big screen. For Disney and Marvel’s Ant-Man, which debuts this weekend, the studio brought in veteran Dan Lebental, who edited the studio's Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Thor: The Dark World. And this time around, he co-edited the film with Colby Parker, Jr., a frequent collaborator with Peter Berg whose credits include Lone Survivor and Hancock. As Ant-Man opens, The Hollywood Reporter talked with Lebental about working in the Marvel universe, the change from Edgar Wright to director Peyton Reed, and a

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- Carolyn Giardina

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Peter Berg denounces Caitlyn Jenner’s Espy win with transphobic meme

16 July 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Battleship and Friday Night Lights director shared an anti-Jenner meme on Instagram shortly after Jenner accepted her Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Related: Caitlyn Jenner accepts courage award: 'If you want to call me names, I can take it'

In her first appearance since coming out as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, Caitlyn Jenner gave a rousing speech on Wednesday, accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the Espy awards. Shortly after Jenner’s speech aired on ABC’s telecast of the ceremony, director Peter Berg (Hancock, Lone Survivor) – who is also behind NBC’s beloved sports series Friday Night Lights – voiced his opinion of Espy’s choice to award Jenner on Instagram, by sharing a transphobic meme first posted on Facebook by Main Stream Media Sponsor Boycotts on 3 June.

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- Nigel M Smith

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Netflix have unveiled release dates for their film slate

7 July 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Netflix have revealed release dates for their initial film slate, starting with Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba.

Netflix are going to become big players in the film world. Fact. It’s not a question of if, but rather when as today the online streaming service have released the release dates for their first four original movies.

The Idris Elba starrer Beasts Of No Nation will kick off the initial Netflix release slate, and will be released on all of their platforms on October 16th. The film will also play in selected cinemas on the same date. Following that, The Ridiculous Six will be the first of four Adam Sandler films available only on Netflix. The movie will release on December 11th. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will be released theatrically in China and on IMAX and on Netflix globally in Q1 2016, and then Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, »

- Paul Heath

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Giveaway – Win a Power Rangers: Dino Charge Swag Bag with the Flickering Myth Movie Show

17 June 2015 5:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

—Tweet The Below Video Using #Fmtv To Be Entered Into Our Power Rangers: Dino Charge Swag Bag Giveaway!—

Thanks to our Comic Con chums at Bandai, they’ve kindly given us a Power Rangers: Dino Charge swag bag to give away in our monthly Flickering Myth Movie Show share competition. Which we were totally up for, until we opened it and saw the original Green Ranger action figure. Now we want it for ourselves.

The survival kit includes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Edition figures. Each figure includes one battle gear item to help combat against the Evil Space Aliens and is beautifully presented in replica of the original packaging. In addition, you will receive a t-shirt that has been exclusively designed by Saban Brands. 

For our June edition, The Flickering Myth Movie Show decided to visit London McM Comic Con. Because we can. And we’re slightly (ok, very »

- Oli Davis

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Here Are 15 Actors That Were Almost Cast as Superman

12 June 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Did you know that June 12 every year is Superman Day? We're not sure how this particular day came to be dedicated to the Man of Steel, especially since he seems omnipresent in our lives every day. A pop cultural mainstay since 1938, the Krypton-born hero never seems far away, especially in the movies.

Yet while it seems every boy has dreamed of putting on the red cape and flying, the character has been remarkably hard to cast in movies. For every Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh or Henry Cavill who said yes, many more have said no. Here are 15 potential Kal-El's that never came to be.

1. Sylvester Stallone

"Yo, Lois!" After the success of "Rocky," it's no wonder that "Superman: The Movie" producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind considered Stallone to play the Last Son of Krypton. Reportedly, he was deemed too ethnic for the part, though other sources have said that Marlon Brando »

- Gary Susman

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Civil War cast! Hipster Joker! London Comic Con! – Watch June’s Flickering Myth Movie Show

7 June 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

“And I want some ‘ha ha ha’s here…”

For our June edition, The Flickering Myth Movie Show decided to visit London McM Comic Con. Because we can. And we’re slightly (ok, very) obsessed with Willa Holland (Thea Queen from Arrow).

Not only did we get a chance to talk to her…we also chased down Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Iain de Caestecker (Leo Fitz) and Nick Blood (Lance Hunter), the director and producer duo of The Death of Superman Lives! What Happened? Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne and super YouTuber Tomska.

But Wait – There’S More!

Like, ‘Faust from ItsSuperEffective’ more, talking comic books, Captain America: Civil War and hipster Joker from Suicide Squad; ‘James Tarpey from Robot Overlords‘ more, picking his movies of the month (there’s lots of Jurassic World chat) and working with Gillian Anderson; and, finally, ‘MusicalBethan’ more, doing that cup thing from Pitch Perfect. »

- Oli Davis

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Round-Up: Aliens Minimates Series 2, William Froste Casting Details, Watch The Horrors Of Autocorrect Short

3 June 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Diamond Select Toys has announced four new pairs of Aliens Minimates which can be purchased as a full set or an assortment of two-packs. Also in this round-up: a William Froste casting update and a look at Crypt TV's The Horrors of AutoCorrect.

Aliens Minimates Series 2: "Aliens Minimates 2-Packs Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The game is not over, man! Dst returns to the world of the classic 1986 action movie Aliens with an all-new assortment of 2-packs! Four new sets include Pvt. Vasquez with Pvt. Hudson, Jumpsuit Ripley with Newt, Pvt. Frost with Burning Alien and a rare, one-per-case set that has Pvt. Crowe with Attacking Alien and Eggs! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUN152094, Srp: $9.99/ea.)."

These Minimates are priced at $9.99 for each two-pack and $119.88 for the entire set. »

- Tamika Jones

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Top 20 Most Profitable Movies That Are Terrible

25 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Movies that make money don’t always do so because they’re good. Here’s our list of underwhelming movies that happened to overwhelm the box office.

While the box office is a good, general representation of the popularity of a film, it is not necessarily an indicator of quality. Yes, it is true that most of the highest grossing movies have also received favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike, that’s often what makes them a hit, but there are some exceptions. This is a list of those exceptions. This is a list of those movies that did spectacularly well at the box office, but ended up being an inferior product.

So why would so many people want to see a terrible film? Why would they waste their hard-earned money and fleeting free time? The answer is actually pretty simple. Many of these films share a lot of common traits. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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First Look at Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Film

19 May 2015 4:18 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Lionsgate has announced that filming of "Deepwater Horizon" has started in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to the announcement, the studio unveiled the first photo from the movie, giving us a look at Mark Wahlberg as real-life hero Mike Williams. Check it out below. "Deepwater Horizon" is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20th, 2010. The story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history. The new movie is directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Hancock) and co-stars Kurt Russell, Johnson Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien and Kate Hudson. It's set to hit theaters on September 30th, 2016. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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Breaking Jack? Vince Gilligan teams up with Disney for new Jack and the Beanstalk

23 April 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will move from meth labs and murder to fairy tales on a new Disney project.

Gilligan has developed the concept for a reinvention of the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk for Disney, and could be in line to direct the project.

He will apparently hand over script duties for Beanstalk to his Breaking Bad, X-Files and Better Call Saul co-worker Thomas Schnauz, reports Deadline.

Gilligan is certainly busy these days, working on television crime dramas Better Call Saul and Battle Creek. Beanstalk will mark his first big-screen project since 2008.

The scribe previously penned Will Smith's superhero epic Hancock and the Drew Barrymore comedy Home Fries.

A new Jack and the Beanstalk movie will fall in line with Walt Disney Studios' current emphasis on developing live-action versions of animated hits.

The studio is working on new adaptations of The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, »

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Vince Gilligan Developing 'Jack and the Beanstalk' Movie for Disney

23 April 2015 8:14 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is in talks with Disney to move forward with a film adaptation of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gilligan penned the treatment for Beanstalk, described as a "revisionist take" on the familiar story of the young man, magic beans and a greedy giant. Gilligan will continue to serve as a producer on the film, while Thomas Schnauz — a co-executive producer on both Breaking Bad and its new spinoff Better Call Saul — will write the script.

While Gilligan and »

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New Projects: ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Battle of the Sexes’, and ‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’

23 April 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There must be something fashionable to the idea right now of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Hollywood now has four Robin Hood movies in production, more than anyone really needs, perhaps even the poor. Tuesday Deadline reported that Warner Bros. had “quietly” put a new Robin Hood movie into production, this one being developed by the script writer for the upcoming Aquaman movie Will Beall. Deadline counts three others for it to storm the castle with: a family friendly swashbuckler from Disney called Nottingham & Hood, a Batman Begins style origin story aptly titled Robin Hood: Origins, and one from Sony that’s described as “Fast & Furious meets Mission: Impossible style reinvention of the tale.” With those four incredibly original ideas, anyone think this is the rich stealing from the poor?

Robin Hood isn’t the only Hollywood property currently with competing projects. A few weeks back, »

- Brian Welk

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Breaking Beanstalk: Vince Gilligan Sells Fairy Tale Twist to Disney

22 April 2015 5:23 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Vince Gilligan has come a long way since writing Hancock back in 2008. He created  one of the best TV shows of all time, Breaking Bad (in addition to writing and directing many of its episodes), and its so-far-so-good followup, Better Call Saul. But now he's ready to dive back into the feature world. Or at least dip a toe in the shallow end of the pool. Per Deadline, Disney has bought Beanstalk from Gilligan based on a "detailed outline" that he drafted. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul writer Tom Schnauz will pen the actual script from this outline, but there's a chance Gilligan could attach himself to direct the project. Gran Via's Mark Johnson (who is behind both of Gilligan's Albuquerque hour-longs) will produce. There's no doubting Gilligan's (or Schauz's) talent at this point in the execution department. I'm not sure if a Beanstalk movie is ultimately meant for me, »

- Evan Dickson

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Top VFX Specialist Richard Kidd Joins Artemple-Hollywood Along With Scott McCullough

20 April 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Veteran visual-effects specialist Richard Kidd – who has worked on films such as Titanic, Twilight, The MatrixTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Hancock and What Lies Beneath – has joined Artemple-Hollywood as creative director and senior VFX supervisor, company principal Wei Zheng announced. The company also has hired award-winning commercial director Scott McCullough as in-house director and director of photography. "This is an exciting time," said Zheng. "We're… »

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Top VFX Specialist Richard Kidd Joins Artemple-Hollywood Along With Scott McCullough

20 April 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Veteran visual-effects specialist Richard Kidd – who has worked on films such as Titanic, Twilight, The MatrixTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Hancock and What Lies Beneath – has joined Artemple-Hollywood as creative director and senior VFX supervisor, company principal Wei Zheng announced. The company also has hired award-winning commercial director Scott McCullough as in-house director and director of photography. "This is an exciting time," said Zheng. "We're… »

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Possible first look at Jared Leto’s Joker from Suicide Squad

20 April 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few weeks, Jared Leto has been gradually teasing his transformation into the Clown Prince of Crime for his role in Warner Bros.Suicide Squad, and now it seems we may have our first look at Leto’s Joker from the DC supervillain ensemble.

A photo has landed on Twitter which sees the Oscar-winner seemingly showing off an image of himself in full make-up as the iconic villain. The quality isn’t the greatest, but you can see it for yourself here…

So, if that is our first look at the DC Cinematic Universe’s Joker, what do you make of it? Share your thoughts in the comments below…

See Also: First cast photo for Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jared Leto shares his Joker look from Suicide Squad

16 April 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jared Leto has given us our closest look yet to his final appearance as The Joker in Suicide Squad, snapchatting an image of himself with dyed green hair and red lips. No white face makeup yet, but with production on the DC ensemble now underway, surely we won’t have to wait much longer before we start getting to see the cast of supervillains in all their glory…

See Also: First cast photo for Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller, Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride) as Steve Trevor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, »

- Gary Collinson

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David Ayer announces that principal photography is underway on Suicide Squad

13 April 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Director David Ayer (Fury) has taken to Twitter tonight to announce that principal photography is underway on Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’ big DC supervillain ensemble, which will join Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as part of the studio’s 2016 slate…

Ayer has certainly been active on social media throughout pre-production, teasing us with a series of images, so let’s hope he keeps it up during the shoot… and maybe even throw a few character images our way.

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller, Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride) as Steve Trevor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje »

- Gary Collinson

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Trailer for Dwayne Johnson's Ballers TV Series

11 April 2015 4:16 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

HBO just unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Ballers" TV series, starring Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller and Arielle Kebble. It's produced by Mark Wahlberg and directed (the pilot episode by Peter Berg (Hancock). Check it out below. Plot: Set in Miami, "Ballers" centers on a group of current and former professional football players, as well as their families, friends, and handlers. The series goes beyond the game and explores not only the challenges that current players face, but also takes a behind-the-scenes, real look into their lives both on and off the field. Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired pro-football player, who is now struggling in his new career as a financial advisor. In his new role, he tries to advise his NFL friends financially and professionally, but identifies with the trials they are going through and tries (in vain) to protect them from making the »

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David Ayer teases Jared Leto’s Joker from Suicide Squad

10 April 2015 2:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After posting the first cast photo earlier in the week, Suicide Squad director David Ayer has shared another photo with his Twitter followers by debuting the first green-haired look at Jared Leto, who was absent from the original cast pic.

Many Batman and Joker fans will guess instantly what the inspiration for the photo is, with Leto paying homage to the cover for Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke.

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller, Scott Eastwood (Fury) as Steve Trevor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Ray Olubowale »

- Scott J. Davis

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