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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movies Takedown of the Day: In honor of the new Fantastic Four reboot, Honest Trailers clobbers the previous the 2005 version plus its sequel, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer: Supercut of the Day: With a new comic book movie out this Friday, check out this new supercut of all the 2015 and 2016 superhero movies -- that we have trailers for, that is (via Live for Films): Mockumentary of the Day: Here's a fake documentary treating the Battle of New York from The Avengers like it's a real moment in history (via Geek Tyrant): Movie-Themed Memorial of the Day: Disney's Aaron Blaise, who was a supervising animator on The Lion King before...
- Christopher Campbell
Man, I remember being so much more forgiving toward comic book movies back in 2005, and by forgiving I mean really forgiving, not to mention an extremely poor writer. "So you think you're a good writer now do yahc" Shut Up Mom! Since then I've felt beaten down and now, and I'm not above admitting I may be a little too harsh on superhero movies, but I will say I am nothing but honest when it comes to my reviews, and do my best to paint a picture of exactly where I'm coming from. Even if that means enduring the wrath of those that are still on board the superhero steamer. That said, I gave Tim Story's Fantastic Four (2005) a "B-" (yes, ugh, shut up!), and it only makes me wonder what I would give it today. It seems I wasn't the one to review Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer »
- Brad Brevet
Since before the cameras even started rolling, the majority of fans have been a) convinced that Fantastic Four would be terrible, and b) hoping it would fail to the rights revert to Marvel Studios (though seeing as Fox held onto the rights for eight years after Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, why they think that would happen is hard to say...Fox might just try yet another reboot). Based on the reactions from a recent early screening of the reboot, it appears as if all the doubters have been proved wrong, as people seem to love it. It's worth bearing in mind that these may only be as positive as this because they were happy to be treated to seeing Fantastic Four early and getting free popcorn and a drink, but they genuinely appear to really like it! UK cinema chain Cineworld are also screening the movie tomorrow, »
Jessica Alba’s billion-dollar Honest Company is under fire for potentially defective sunscreen, with charbroiled customers complaining online that its Spf 30 lotion is lifeless, generic and unnecessary. Wait, sorry, those were reviews for “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” The company responded to its victims as you would expect any outfit named “Honest” to do: it blamed the product’s third-party tester and said no further action would be taken. Whether the sunscreen is “safe and effective” as Honest says, should you be slathering your children in sun protection from the star of “Honey?” Watch the latest Wrap Trends and decide for. »
- Wrap Staff
Here's your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. My Friend Max Logline: "My Friend Max" centers around a bullied young girl, Thea, and the strong bond that she shares with her imaginary friend, Max, after the death of her father at a very young age. Elevator Pitch: Acclaimed actor Doug Jones ("Pan's Labyrinth," the "Hellboy" films, "Hocus Pocus," "Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer") has been cast to star alongside award-winning child actress, Kaylynn Burgin. The film will also feature a hit song from Midnight Cinema (formerly known as Thriving Ivory). Special perks for donors include:- Doug Jones' on-screen costume- Producer credits - Digital copies of the finished »
He was once attached to direct the 2005 film of Fantastic Four that Fox at the time was putting together. The film would go on to star Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis in the lead roles, and would lead to one sequel. The reboot, as you probably know, is two weeks away, with Josh Trank directing.
Reed's time on the original Fantastic Four project, however, didn't seem to be too happy. "I was a huge Marvel fan when I was a kid", he told Yahoo, "and knew Fantastic Four inside out and felt they were always the crown jewel of Marvel. »
Even The Rock can't keep the world from falling apart in Warner Bros. disaster flick, San Andreas, but you'll be able to see him try in the comfort of your own home this October. WB has revealed their plans for the film's upcoming blu-ray release, including all the bonus features. Come inside to learn more!
If you missed out on the disaster movie (one of my personal guilty pleasure movie genres) in theaters, you'll get your chance in a few months, as San Andreas comes to blu-ray on October 20th. Today, WB has given us a look at all you can expect to come on the disc.
Where will you be, who will you be with and who will you save when “San Andreas” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. “San Andreas” follows a rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
As a part of Entertainment Weekly's extensive Comic-Con preview, Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has offered new details about his upcoming superhero movie reboot. Marvel's first family is much younger in this version, with Miles Teller portraying Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman and Jamie Bell as The Thing. The director burst onto the scene with 2012's Chronicle, and he reveals that, while his first movie explored a group of youngsters discovering their powers, Fantastic Four takes a very different approach.
"The audience should expect an epic, »
The last time Silver Surfer was seen on the big screen, he was serving as the villain-turned-ally in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Although the film.s ending left room for Silver Surfer to return at some point, that never happened. 20th Century Fox eventually abandoned that continuity in favor of rebooting Marvel.s First Family this August. However, had the first Fantastic Four film series continued, we may have gotten to see the Surfer lead his own spinoff film. When asked by Comicbook.com about the Silver Surfer film that had been talked about several years ago, Doug Jones, who physically played the Surfer (Laurence Fishburne provided the voice), revealed a script had been written for the Surfer.s own adventure. Said Jones: My understanding was, that was a part of that three picture deal that never panned out. J. Michael Straczynski did write a script for »
Summer is here, for some it’s still coming, as they wait for a variety of summer series that begin this month. For me winter is still here, it came (and I hope it doesn’t leave) with Game of Thrones—I don’t even remember spring. But the summer season is just beginning with amazing new entries in a variety of series. For one of those shows it is the beginning of the end. Falling Skies begins its final season June 28th and there are so many questions for us that need answered.
Flickering Myth had a great opportunity to sit and chat with Star Doug Jones, who plays the enigmatic Volm Cochise. I was able to talk to him about this upcoming season and what it means to the 2nd Mass. »
- Manny Camacho
If you.re looking to brush up on the cinematic side of the franchise before Josh Trank.s Fantastic Four hits theaters later this summer, you.re going to have to put a little more effort into it than usual. Fox has pulled the last two films from digital platforms in preparation for the August release of the new film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 2005.s The Fantastic Four and the sequel, 2007.s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer have both been removed from iTunes and Amazon. Should you look for them, both are listed as "currently unavailable" on those services. The trade.s source says this move was made so as not to distract from the marketing push for the upcoming reboot, and so that there is no marketplace confusion should you expect to see Jessica Alba as the Invisible Woman and get Kate Mara instead. It does, »
In the lead up to the release of 20th Century Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot in cinemas this August, Fox has yanked the two previous live-action "Fantastic Four" films from 2005 & 2007 from digital platforms.
Searches on iTunes and Amazon.com list both "Fantastic Four" and its sequel "Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer" as "currently unavailable" with a source telling THR that they've been pulled so as "not to distract from promotion of the rebooted franchise which is seeking to establish a different tone than the previous releases".
The source says this practice is not that uncommon, and the older films could once again be available digitally after this summer's release. The DVD and Blu-ray hard copies remain on sale. »
- Garth Franklin
Jessica Alba didn't exactly receive rave reviews for her performance in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but the actress did impress in both Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For! Will she ever take on another comic book movie role? Marvel snapped up Chris Evans after he played Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movies, so it's certainly possible! Regardless, she looks amazing in this new photoshoot for Shape Magazine (via Movie Hotties). What do you guys think? »
While audiences have been calling for female directors to be given more opportunities to direct franchise films made by giant names such as DC and Marvel, Lakeshore Entertainment and Screen Gems have quietly stolen that thunder by tapping Anna Foerster to helm Underworld: Next Generation. The fifth instalment in this female-led action franchise will be the first in the series to be directed by a woman.
The franchise is characterised as an action-horror film series, and centres on a female lead named Selene (Kate Beckinsale). When she is first introduced in 2003’s Underworld, she is a vampire working to kill Lycans, because she believes they murdered her family. Over the course of the following three films – the second of which (2009’s Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans) is a prequel – a larger battle is revealed, in which vampires and Lycans are at war, until both species are eventually hunted by humans »
- Sarah Myles
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has taken to Facebook to reveal that back in the late 1990s he spent time working on another of Marvel’s cosmic properties, producing a treatment for a Silver Surfer movie for 20th Century Fox.
“Little known fact: When I first moved to La in 1999, one of the first people I met on a meeting was an exec at Fox. He told me they wanted to make a Silver Surfer movie, and I might be right for that, so I wrote an extensive treatment. It was a huge story, cosmic as hell, and featured the Silver Surfer turning on Galactus (but no Fantastic Four – this was before the first Ff film). At the same time, I was approached by director Jay Roach and his producer Shauna Robertson about writing a live-action Spy Vs. Spy film. That film seemed more likely to get made, »
- Gary Collinson
Daredevil moonlighting as Batman? For some actors, one comic book character isn’t enough, nor is one comic publisher. Some actors have jumped the fence between Marvel and DC, playing characters from both companies.
Marvel and DC may have a rivalry going, but that doesn’t stop them from hiring actors who’ve previously worked for the competition. Below is a list of nine actors who’ve portrayed characters from both comic book publishers.
For Marvel: His first foray into the super hero realm was as Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004). Later, he joined Hugh ‘Wolverine’ Jackman as part of the X-franchise, taking on the role of the mutant Wade “Deadpool” Wilson in X-Men: Origins-Wolverine (2009). He is set to recreate this role in Deadpool (2016)
For DC: He got his big opportunity for super hero stardom playing the cosmic hero with the power ring in Green Lantern (2011). Sadly, that »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Hellboy actor Doug Jones has confirmed via Twitter (see below) that his Arrow villain Deathbolt will be making an appearance in the season one finale of The Flash. We obviously haven't met him yet or seen what he's capable of, so time will tell whether or not this is something to get excited about. However, Jones' Tweet also confirmed that the episode will be titled "Rogue Air", a name which perhaps has a lot more in common with a certain supervillain team than it does the Reverse-Flash. "We’re going to do something with all the Rogues. I can’t promise it’s going to be this season," showrunner Andrew Kreisberg recently told TV Line. "We know that if the original [1990s] Flash series had gotten a second season, both John [Wesley Shipp] and Mark [Hamill] have told us that the first episode was going to »
Hitting theaters on May 29th, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the epic new trailer for San Andreas.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
The film also stars Carla Gugino (“Night at the Museum,” TV’s “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” TV’s “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), Archie Panjabi (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Australian TV’s “Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”).
The music is by Andrew Lockington.
- Michelle McCue
"When everything falls apart, where will you be?" Warner Bros. has debuted the second trailer for San Andreas, following the new poster that debuted yesterday. After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter (Alexandra Daddario). But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over... it's just getting started.
The action thriller San Andreas, from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The film also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, TV's Entourage), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, TV's True Detective »
As VFX technology marches on at speed, more and more of our favourite movie characters are being brought to life by actors driving a performance capture digital creation.
Though Andy Serkis's Caesar from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Sharlto Copley's Chappie sit at the cutting edge today, in its current form it actually stretches back nearly 20 years to Star Wars's much-maligned Jar Jar Binks.
Go back even further and take into account rotoscoping - animators drawing over an actors' performance frame-by-frame - it's possible to mark Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a landmark film in 1937. There, an actress was used as the basis for the titular princess.
Fast forward to 2015, and we're now at a point where many in the industry are calling for an 'Assisted Performance' Oscars category to recognise the work done by actors and VFX artists.
"I think the technology is relatively new, »
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