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We talk to the director of Guardians Of The Galaxy about working with Marvel, 70s music, and the mysterious end credits stinger...
Having made his name as an indie writer and director, James Gunn was given the reins to Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel's first new cinematic property since 2011's Captain America. Although seen as an uncertain prospect, Guardians has received almost universally positive praise.
So, the reviews came in last night. I assume you've had time to at least glanced at them?
I've looked fleetingly at them. I know the gist.
It's great! I don't know, it's weird. It's uncomfortable. I'm excited that people go to see the movie and like it. But reading reviews is weird for me. »
Around these parts, Kevin Feige is a man who needs little introduction. As the president of Marvel Studios he holds more power and cinematic sway over the hearts and minds of geeks worldwide than most. For Feige is the man who’s in charge of the Marvel movie master plan that has seen the studio go from taking a boom or bust gamble when it made the first Iron Man, to box office dominance and critical success, while achieving the biggest and most unique multi-film crossover ever when The Avengers hit the big screen back in 2012.
Demon this. Possession that. Even the devil is overstaying his welcome at the box office lately. Maybe that's why Lionsgate has decided to hold back its latest evil-laden film, The Vatican Tapes, until February 27, 2015.
The Vatican Tapes follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes, who accidentally cuts her finger and ends up in the emergency room. Infection leads to erratic behavior, and she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Priests examine Holmes and believe she is possessed, but when The Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined.
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- Steve Barton
Summit announced last night Child 44, the new film from Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Vincent Cassel, will hit theaters on April 17, 2015. Hope you weren't counting on it being a major Oscar contender. Mark Neveldine (Crank) has revealed his new film, The Vatican Tapes will hit theaters on February 27, 2015. Starring Michael Pena, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Kathleen Robertson and Olivia Dudley the horror film follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes, played by Dudley, an ordinary girl who begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close to her, causing serious injury and death. The local priest, Father Lozano (Pena), examines Holmes and believes she is possessed, but when Vicar Imani (Hounsou) and Cardinal Bruun (Andersson) are called from the Vatican to exorcise the demon, it proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined. »
- Brad Brevet
When the Vatican brings out the heavy artillery and officially sends two priests to handle an exorcism, you know they mean business… and so does the demon they’ve been sent to face. This latest spiritual showdown is at the center of director Mark Neveldine’s upcoming film, The Vatican Tapes, which just received a release date.
Neveldine announced via Twitter that The Vatican Tapes will hit theaters on February 27th, 2015. A frequent collaborator with filmmaker Brian Taylor (they co-directed Crank, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and two other films) Neveldine makes his solo directing debut with The Vatican Tapes. Here’s the synopsis (courtesy of ComingSoon.net):
“The Vatican Tapes follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes, played by Dudley, an ordinary girl who begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close to her, causing serious injury and death. The local priest, Father Lozano (Peña), examines »
- Derek Anderson
We don't have long to wait until the next demon possession drama hits theatres. Director Mark Neveldine, making his solo directing debut with The Vatican Tapes, announced last night that this horror thriller will be in theaters this winter.
The Vatican Tapes. February 27, 2015.
— Mark Neveldine (@markneveldine) July 15, 2014
Mark Neveldine made a name for himself with the adrenaline fueled cinematic expressions he crafted alongside longtime partner Brian Taylor. Together, the duo created the infamous Crank franchise starring Jason Statham. They also helmed the Marvel sequel Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance and the cult action favorite Gamer.
The Vatican Tapes follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes, played by Dudley, an ordinary girl who begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close to her, causing serious injury and death. The local priest, Father Lozano (Michael Peña), examines Holmes and believes she is possessed, but when Vicar Imani (Djimon Hounsou »
Two new release dates were announced today: Summit scheduled Child 44 starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, and Joel Kinnaman for release on April 17, 2015. Director Mark Neveldine (Crank) announced his next feature The Vatican Tapes opens February 27, 2015. More on both projects after the jump. Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) directed the adaptation of the Tom Rob Smith novel, Child 44. Vincent Cassel, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Josef Altin, Sam Spruell, Ned Dennehy, Dev Patel, and Nikolaj Lie Kaas co-star. Here's the official synopsis: Based on the first novel in author Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling trilogy, Child 44 tells the story of a man fighting to reclaim his humanity from a system that requires him to sacrifice it in order to survive. Michael Peña, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Kathleen Robertson, Peter Andersson, Olivia Dudley, John Patrick Amedori, Cas Anvar, and Alex Sparrow star in The Vatican Tapes. The story centers »
- Brendan Bettinger
Director Mark Neveldine took to Twitter this evening to tell the world that his next film, The Vatican Tapes, is going to hit theaters on February 27, 2015. Michael Peña, Academy Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Kathleen Robertson, Peter Andersson, Olivia Dudley, John Patrick Amedori, Cas Anvar and Alex Sparrow. This is Neveldine's first solo feature. He previously helmed the Crank films, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance with Brian Taylor.
The post ‘The Vatican Tapes’ Gets a 2015 Release Date appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
One of the stars of the new Postman Pat movie, Rupert Grint, chats to us about the film, Harry Potter, Knightmare and more...
I felt sorry for Rupert Grint. Just an hour before he ended up speaking to me, he'd been interviewed live on air on Radio 2. Then he ended up in a basement of a London office, clutching a coffee, with me. While I had him trapped though, I got ten minutes of his time, and here's how it went...
You're clearly a much younger, more attractive and more learned man than me, and I expect our experiences of childrens' television is very different. Postman Pat is clearly a big thing for you, but what were the TV shows that helped define your youth? What were you watching as you grew up?
I really identified with characters that did things that it was feasible to achieve. Fireman Sam! »
As you may be aware, on the occasions when we're let into a room with famous people, we have a habit of asking them what their favourite Jason Statham movie is. Two answers keep bubbling to the top. One of them is Crank, and one of them is The Transporter. Neither choice is surprising, given the majesty of them both.
The Transporter, however, is continuing in two new directions, both of which are scandalously Statham-less. There's a reboot of the films for a start, which will basically be a genesis of The Transporter trilogy. And then TNT is bringing The Transporter to TV, with Chris Vance in the lead role.
The first full trailer for TNT's The Transporter - or Transporter, as it's calling it - which debuts later this year, »
Writer, director and producer Tyler Perry is at it again with the heartwarming comedy, The Single Moms Club arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View July 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Nia Long (The Best Man Holiday), Amy Smart (Showtime's Shameless, Crank), Cocoa Brown (TV's For Better or Worse), Terry Crews (The Expendables franchise, TV's Brooklyn Nine-Nine), William Levy (TV's The Tempest), Wendi McLendon-Covey (TV's The Goldbergs, Bridesmaids), Ryan Eggold (TV's The Blacklist), Zulay Henao (TV's Love Thy Neighbour), Eddie Cibrian (The Best Man Holiday, TV's The Playboy Club) and Tyler Perry, the uplifting comedy follows the power of friendship among an unlikely group of women.
When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. »
Odd List Ryan Lambie 23 Apr 2014 - 06:54
We take a look back at the geek movies that have hinted at sequels that were never made, and we'd really like to see...
Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen a film in a particular entry, feel free to skip to the next one.
In some cases, it comes as a relief when a threatened sequel fails to materialise. The end of the infamous Mac And Me, for example, sees its family of cretinous aliens drive off in a pink Cadillac, a speech bubble chillingly telling us, "We'll be back!" Thankfully, Mac And Me 2 has yet to materialise, despite the original film's near-legendary status.
Every so often, though, we'll come across a movie that strongly hints at more adventures to come, but for a variety of reasons - usually financial ones - the sequel never got made. To illustrate this, »
Interview Simon Brew 15 Apr 2014 - 06:49
Marc Webb's third film as director - following (500) Days Of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man - sees him return for the second part of his webslinger trilogy. He was in London last week to talk about the film, and we chatted to him about the first film, directing action, Statham, and the day a drone camera landed on set...
I was a bit torn on your first Spider-Man film, if I'm being truthful with you, but I enjoyed this one a lot more. I couldn't help but think back to Tim Burton, when he made Batman and Batman Returns. He always said that his second Batman film as being far more of his film than the one before. »
News Ryan Lambie 1 Apr 2014 - 06:22
Action star Jason Statham now has his own brand of antiperspirant, which promises to provide the essence of man in a can...
George Forman has his grill. Loyd Grossman has his own range of cooking sauces. Now action star and Den Of Geek hero Jason Statham has unveiled his new line of spray-on deodorant, which the label claims will provide us with "the essence of man".
"From Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels to The Expendables franchise," a press release tells us, "Jason Statham has proved time and again that he's the alpha male of action cinema. His new line of antiperspirant - simply called Statham - will make a little bit of that machismo available to everyone."
• Jason Statham is set to team up with Melissa McCarthy in the secret agent comedy Susan Cooper. The action star, best known for roles in high-octane projects like The Transporter and Crank, had been circling the project for some time, but was reportedly weighing other options before committing. Paul Feig, who worked with McCarthy on Bridesmaids and The Heat, is set to direct the pic for 20th Century Fox. Statham will appear next in The Expendables 3 (out Aug. 15). He’s also reprising his role as Ian Shaw in Fast & Furious 7. [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
It used to be that action blockbusters, populated by familiar names and high profile directors, would be scheduled for the key summer and Christmas slots. Nowadays, though, those seasonal high traffic areas are reserved for four quadrant spectacles designed to appeal to grandma, little Timmy, and everyone in between. That means that a glut of these movies find themselves pushed to the margins of the calendar -- the late summer and early-in-the-year slots that are seen as somewhat less desirable. One such movie is "3 Days to Kill," starring Kevin Costner and directed by one-time big name McG.
In the movie, Costner plays an assassin who is diagnosed with a terminal illness, forcing him to try and reconnect with his petulant teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) and estranged wife (Connie Nielsen) before he dies. Oh, and he is also being contracted to finish the job that he wasn't able to complete due to his illness. »
- Drew Taylor
Though Jason Statham is one of the most widely known action stars in the world today, it wasn’t that long ago when he first arrived on the scene. After delivering memorable performances in Guy Ritchie’s crime capers Snatch and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, it was really The Transporter, back in 2002, that elevated him to action stardom. In subsequent Transporter films, the Crank franchise and dozens of stand-alone action flicks since, he’s refined his niche, but that film truly marked his breakout. Though it’s been five years since Transporter 3 made bank with $108 million, the success of the series has led EuropaCorp towards rebooting the franchise with three new films. Now, likely hoping to kick-start another young actor’s career, EuropaCorp has tapped Game of Thrones actor Ed Skrein to take the lead role in Transporter 4.
The British actor has a few credits to his name, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The 2002 film The Transporter saw Jason Statham stake his claim as possibly the best bald action star since Bruce Willis (well, maybe tied with Vin Diesel). After making a big impression in Guy Ritchie’s first two films (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch), he would go on to define his career with the Transporter and Crank action franchises, and audiences are now used to seeing the release of at least one Statham action film per year.
The first three Transporter movies, written and produced by Taken mastermind Luc Besson, became bigger and bigger hits around the world, with The Transporter 3 cracking $108 million globally. And while the Cinemax spin-off Transporter: The Series was not a hit, TNT ...
- Anthony Vieira
For the grief we sometimes give Jason Statham, let's face it: he knows what his strengths are, he plays to them, and he delivers exactly what fans expect each time out. He makes what is often very hard look pretty easy. And while critics may not usually take kindly to his movies, there's one actor out there giving him due props: James McAvoy. Den Of Geek closed their recent interview with McAvoy—who has previously praised Statham calling him "the most physically impressive actor I've ever seen"—by asking him what his favorite movie by the action star was. And the answer is pretty great: Crank, because he got the line, "Does it look like I've got c*nt written on my head?" and that is the best line I've ever heard in a film. What's your favorite Statham movie and line of dialogue? Let us know below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jason Statham is one of the most reliable action movie draws in cinema today, even if he has only anchored modest hits that do not rely on more than his glare, deep voice and physical stamina. He is a much bigger star internationally than in North America, which explains why films like Crank and The Transporter got sequels. However, one of his lesser successes, 2011′s The Mechanic, is also moving forward with a follow-up.
German director Dennis Gansel (The Wave) is looking to helm The Mechanic 2 with Statham back in the leading role as assassin Arthur Bishop. As you may recall, Bishop is a contract killer who puts a special emphasis on covering up his attacks with efficiency, aligning with a strict code of conduct. Bishop has much in common with Statham’s Frank Martin from the Transporter movies and the derivative character could explain why The Mechanic was a »
- Jordan Adler
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