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This time last year, Tim Miller’s Deadpool had just begun its second week of general release in theaters, and if someone had told us back then that the first solo outing for the Merc with a Mouth would go on to become one of the most acclaimed superhero movies of all-time, we’d probably have called them crazy. However, that really does appear to be the case.
20th century Fox’s X-Men spinoff was always pretty popular among critics, but the movie has recently gone on to garner some unexpected awards attention, too. Following a couple of key nominations at the Golden Globes, Deadpool also picked up nods for Best Adapted Screenplay from the Writers Guild, and Best Picture from the Producers Guild. This is pretty much unheard of for a comic book movie – particularly an ultra-violent, R-rated anomaly like Deadpool – and as if that wasn’t enough, there »
- Mark Cassidy
It’s going on 12 months since Hans Zimmer formally announced his retirement from the superhero genre – a decision made in the aftermath of his contribution to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – but it seems the German composer has left the door open for a possible return.
Chatting to The West Australian (via Batman-News), Zimmer touched base on his time spent in the genre of costumed heroes, which also spans Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and The Dark Knight trilogy, before noting that he’d consider another superhero gig providing “somebody comes along with a great idea.”
“It’s true,” Zimmer said of his retirement from superhero films, before adding, “until somebody comes along with a great idea. “How many people have to go write two Batman themes in their lifetime? I needed a break from it. And I needed to categorically say ‘I need a break’.”
A composer »
- Michael Briers
We weren't sure if Jim Gordon was going to be making an appearance in The Lego Batman Movie, but sure enough, The Dark Knight's closest ally pops up in one of the new TV spots below. We do know that Barbara Gordon is going to be the Gotham's commissioner in the movie, so that must mean her father retires, or maybe even... dies? Seems very unlikely, but then again, they did decapitate Vitruvius in The Lego Movie! In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The Lego® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—Lego Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. »
‘Deadpool’ (Courtesy: 20th Century Fox)
By: Carson Blackwelder
The Oscars have never recognized a comic book film in the best picture category — but that could very easily change this year with Deadpool. The Tim Miller-directed and Ryan Reynolds-led Marvel movie was promoted to perfection, sustained hype, wowed critics, made a ton of money, and has been gaining steam throughout the entire awards season. Now, with mere days until Oscar nominations are announced, let’s see if this foul-mouthed fellow can surprise everyone and become the first superhero film to ever be nominated for best picture.
As far as precursor awards go, Deadpool has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards (best motion picture for a comedy/musical as well as lead actor for Reynolds), a DGA Award (for Miller), a PGA Award (for Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Reynolds), and a WGA Award (for Rhett Reese »
- Carson Blackwelder
Oh, to be on the internet in 2008, when The Dark Knight was released and everyone decided that this was Peak Superhero Movie and that it was going to shatter that last barrier and get nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. And while Christopher Nolan’s (still pretty great!) Batman sequel did get its […]
The post ‘Deadpool’ Starts Chasing That Oscar Gold With New Campaign Video appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
“Hidden Figures” is dominating Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” and a monster-budgeted family pic for its second win in a row at the North American box office with at least $24 million at 3,286 sites during the four-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend, early estimates showed Friday.
Fox’s historical drama, starring Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, is emerging as the clear leader. “Patriots Day” is eyeing about $18 million in its expansion to wide release, just ahead of “La La Land” and “Sing” which look in the $15 million to $17 million range.
Stx’s launch of horror film “The Bye Bye Man” will be a player as it’s outperforming expectations with forecasts in the $14 million to $16 million range. The fifth weekend of Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is also heading for the same territory and should finish the weekend with around $500 million in its first month. »
- Dave McNary
To co-incide with the release of WWII thriller Anthropoid, which arrives on the home formats on January 16th, 2017 courtesy of Icon Film Distribution, we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray.
Based on an extraordinary true story, Anthropoid follows the daring plot by two Czechoslovakian agents to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and third in command of the Nazi forces behind Hitler and Himmler. It is December, 1941, and two agents parachute into enemy territory within occupied Czechoslovakia. With limited official intelligence and little by way of assistance in a country under lockdown, they must find their way to Heydrich against the odds and change the course of the War in Europe before it is too late.
- Paul Heath
Today, the final voting for the 89th Academy Awards begins, and while a full list of nominees has not yet been released as of this writing, at least one Merc With A Mouth is campaigning to get the voters to look his way. The video features Ryan Reynolds narrating over film highlights, listing of some important numbers from Deadpool.
600lbs. of chimichangas12 humiliating minutes on the casting couch42 rejection letters from fox2 nerds1 leaked video783 million fans...and a few others
Watch the video here, and tell me if you don't think this would get your vote!
Outside of technical categories, for example The Avengers getting nominated for Best Visual Effects, no Marvel film has been nominated for a legitimate category at the Oscars and of course no Marvel movie has ever won. Actually, the most notable win comes from a DC movie, and that would be Heath Ledger's »
- Drew Carlton
A new script is in development from DC and Warner Brothers for the feature film Green Lantern Corps. We know that the recent Green Lantern movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, failed miserably. But, this time around we may have the creative talent to at least create a good script. The upcoming film is being written by David Goyer (all Christopher Nolan Batman movies, Jumper, Blade, Man of Steel, and he is working on TV shows The Sandman and Krypton) and Justin Rhodes (Grassroots, Contract Killers -- side note he was born in my home town and we are two years apart). Goyer is also producing alongside Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, and I think we all hope that Johns will usher in a new age of legit DC films.
The new focus of this movie will center around both Hal Jordan and John Stewart (hell yes), and has been described as »
- Drew Carlton
David Crow Jan 13, 2017
Jon Peters has had one of the most infamous and oddly-inspiring rises to power in Hollywood history. Once a hair-dresser bad boy who was supposedly the inspiration for Warren Beatty’s Shampoo, Peters somehow found himself as Barbara Streisand’s lover/producer on the A Star Is Born remake, and then a well-regarded producer who, along with Peter Guber, presided over classic 1980s blockbusters like Batman, Flashdance, and An American Werewolf In London. He also was the first guy to attempt to 'reboot' Superman before that jargon existed in the 1990s… mind you, his idea was to have Nicolas Cage with flowing locks to star in it while fighting a giant spider, but you know… he was still first.
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Author: Josh Wilding
It’s not set to be released until 2020, but Warner Bros. is now said to be “aggressively” moving forward with Green Lantern Corps. They’ve chosen David Goyer (The Dark Knight) and Justin Rhodes (Fantastic Voyage) to pen the screenplay, and the hunt for a director is expected to begin shortly. However, they’ll want to have a finished script in place first.
As expected, Deadline confirms that the two leads will be Hal Jordan and John Stewart, two human Green Lanterns who also so happen to be the most beloved members of the Corps.
Further story details obviously haven’t been revealed at this stage, but we do know that Geoff Johns (a comic book writer with a great deal of history with the Green Lantern Corps and the man overseeing the DC Films Universe these days) will executive produce.
That’s very good news, especially »
- Josh Wilding
It seems David S. Goyer will be making a return to Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe as the studio has tapped him to write and produce the Green Lantern Corps film alongside Justin Rhodes. Per Deadline, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg will executive produce the film that is described as ‘Lethal Weapon in space’, focusing on John Stewart’s training under Hal Jordan.
Very little has been heard of Green Lantern Corps since it was announced in WB’s slate of DC films in October 2014, but one question which many wondered was whether they would focus on Hal Jordan, who was the central Green Lantern played by Ryan Reynolds in Martin Campbell’s 2011 Green Lantern, or shift to one of the other Earth-based Green Lanterns, such as John Stewart or Kyle Rayner. The film will apparently focus on John Stewart, a former Marine sniper, becoming a Green Lantern, putting emphasis »
- Ricky Church
Though the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes don't share voters, La La Land's sweep at the latter -- winning the most prizes, literally ever, at the Globes-- suggests the kind of overall crowd-pleasing and respectability strength that means the Best Picture Oscar is already won. The only suspense is how many other statues will be keeping it company on Hollywood's High Holy Night in February. But the race for nominations, which we've always maintained is the most exciting part each year anyway, is still relatively heated. So the Best Picture Oscar chart has been updated (more charts to follow over the next couple of days). But in short yours truly in punditry believe that the race currently breaks down like so
Tier 2 - If There Were Still Only 5.... Arrival and Hell or High Water?
- NATHANIEL R
Exclusive: Protagonist to handle sales and Element secures distribution rights to Parallel Films production backed by IFB and BFI.
Protagonist Pictures will handle worldwide sales for the project, a character-driven drama set in suburban Dublin, while Element Pictures Distribution will release in the UK and Ireland.
The film, supported by the Irish Film Board, RTE and the BFI, centers on two couples whose apparently solid marriages come under strain. Catherine Walker (Critical) and Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn) co-star.
Director O’Rowe is well-known for his stage plays, including Our Few and Evil Days and screenplays including Irish crime drama Intermission, starring Murphy and Colin Farrell, crime drama Perrier’s Bounty, with Murphy and Brendan Gleeson and Boy A, starring Andrew Garfield.
Murphy is a regular collaborator with O’Rowe, having starred »
Today Deadpool was announced as a nominee for the PGA award for best picture. What is the PGA one might ask? Well, I am here to tell you that the PGA is the Producers Guild of America, and they hold major clout when it comes to who gets nominated for Oscars. So much in fact, that if a movie hits the PGA Best Picture award nomination, they are often on the Oscar ballot as well. If Deadpool could somehow win this, then The Merc With A Mouth could have even more glory than just an Oscar nomination, as this is the award that the creators of the movies look at for confirmation that they created gold.
Here are the nominations for the prestigious PGA Best Picture award:
ArrivalDeadpoolFencesHacksaw RidgeHell or High WaterHidden FiguresLa La LandLionManchester by the SeaMoonlight
There are other reasons that Deadpool could get nominated as well.
- Drew Carlton
David Crow Jan 11, 2017
The superhero genre has come a long way in the 21st century. Once considered a trashy blockbuster oddity that was as dead as Bat-nipples 17 years ago, superhero movies are now the defining entertainment and escapism de jour of our times, just as the Western or musical was a half-century ago. If you need any better confirmation consider this: Deadpool, the movie that features Ryan Reynolds making dick jokes after breaking his foot on the metallic package of X-Man Colossus, is now nominated for the Daryl F Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild of America.
The PGA is not exactly a household name among casual moviegoers. Unlike the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Oscars, »
Will 2017 be the year a superhero movie with fart jokes gets an Oscar nod? Though just about everyone in Hollywood would be surprised to hear “Deadpool” announced as an Academy Award nominee later this month, director Tim Miller’s comic book adaptation has exceeded expectations time and again since its release last February. Few people would have guessed a movie released a week before the 2016 Academy Awards would be part of the Oscar conversation a year later, let alone a long-gestating tale about a superhero obsessed with chimichangas.
Ryan Reynolds’ pet project for nearly a decade, “Deadpool” follows Marvel’s most unconventional anti-hero: Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative given superhuman healing powers after a malicious experiment that almost destroys his life. Made for $50 million, the movie grossed nearly $800 million at the worldwide box office, becoming the highest-earning R-rated movie of all time (and the highest-grossing 20th Century Fox »
- Graham Winfrey
Marvel Studios is the gift that keeps on giving, at least that's how I'm feeling right about now! Hell I wrote an article last week that ruffled a few feathers when I asked is Captain America the greatest comic book movie trilogy, and with no disrespect intended it made Batman fans of The Dark Knight crap their pants!!! I even had to tell one dude don't let Batman get your Ass Whooped lol!! Just joking!!! But they were upset, and good for them cause the Dark Knight was a pretty good trilogy by the way. Anyhow there is a new movie trilogy on it's way that has the potential to be better then both Captain America and the Batman trilogies...the one and only Black Panther! Man I can't wait! We only have 1 Year 1 Month 8 Days 5 hours 59 Minutes and as I write this »
As we near the Golden Globes on Sunday, there’s a distinct possibility that Deadpool could change the way awards show season has historically treated comic book movies by walking away with a best musical or comedy Globe.
Comic book movies, despite becoming one of the most dependable genres at the box office over the past decade, haven’t fared as well in the scrum of early-year awards shows. But it’s not all bad! While quite a lot of superhero movies have been nominated for the “technical” awards — makeup, sound, visual effects, art direction, etc — they tend not to »
Sam Narr reviews the first episode of Taboo…
After various teasers and building anticipation, the first episode of Taboo aired last night on BBC one. The huge draw to the period drama will no doubt be Tom Hardy, in what feels like a homecoming from Hollywood.
Taboo, set in 1814, follows the return of James Keziah Delaney (Hardy) to London’s lurid, gluttonous streets in wake of his Father’s death. Mystery surrounds his return as he has been assumed dead for a decade.
The introduction to the eight-part series gives an offering into the complexities of James’s return and character. The enemies from the offset the East India Company, the imperialistic trades and commodities arm that had free reign to voyage the world. James’s Father had purchased land in America which has not only become incredibly expensive, but may be a deciding factor in the war between the UK and Us. »
- Amie Cranswick
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