9 items from 2013
Vin Diesel has been teasing a role in an upcoming Marvel movie for a long time now. Just today, he all-but-confirmed to EW the rumors that he was voicing a character in one of the superhero-studio’s movies — probably Guardians of the Galaxy, probably Groot. This may be surprising, but it’s actually simply the next phase in an ongoing evolutionary process that dates back to the dawn of the new century. You see, way back in 2000 2001, Vin Diesel headlined The Fast and the Furious, a movie about fast cars and the furious people who drive fastly. Diesel left; in respone, »
- Darren Franich
‘Avatar 2′ and follow-up sequels’ release dates revealed (image: Na’vi Sam Worthington in ‘Avatar’) Avatar, James Cameron’s late 2009 (and early 2010) blockbuster that spearheaded the (currently dwindling) popularity of 3D movies, will have three sequels. Why exactly that has come as a surprise revelation for some is unclear. Sigourney Weaver, who for quite a while has been scheduled to return for the Avatar sequels, had already mentioned that there would be three movies, filmed concurrently much like Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Anyhow, James Cameron and Avatar distributor 20th Century Fox have announced that the three sequels will be released as follows: Avatar 2 (not to be confused with Avatar: The Last Airbender or Avatar: The Legend of Korra or online thumbnail avatars) will reach theaters in December 2016, a full seven years after the original. The second sequel (or third Avatar »
- Zac Gille
Not content simply making a sequel to a successful film, James Cameron has tacked on a third Avatar sequel to the two he already has in development. Deadline reports that all three films will be shot simultaneously in 2014, to be released in December 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. Either because of the monumental task ahead of him or because he’s finally learned that screenwriting is not his strong suit, Cameron will be teaming with different writers for each sequel script. Avatar 2 will be co-written by Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Avatar 3 by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Avatar 3 by Shane Salerno (Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem). While this makes Cameron seem a little like a crazy person, remember that the Lord of the Rings series was filmed the same way, and Cameron was already planning to do two Avatars back-to-back in the first place. But »
- Adam Bellotto
Ever hear the expression "Make Love Not War"? Well, apparently said message has made its way into the deepest reaches of our galaxy. Or at the very least the UK. Check out this latest crop of images that will bring a little love to your Friday!
What we have here is cosplay taken to an insanely adorable and kind of creepy level. Aw, you lovable and lethal loonies. Congrats, you crazy kids! The universe may never be the same. The funny thing? This is still better than either of the Alien vs. Predator movies. Then again, the jury might still be out on Avp: Requiem if only for the simple fact that it was impossible to tell just what the hell was going on.
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- Uncle Creepy
The cast is coming together for the feature helming debut of L.A.-based VFX supervisor Jabbar Raisani (Predators, Machete, "Game of Thrones"), Outpost 37, and we've got the skinny on who's next at bat to fend off the alien menace.
Joe Reegan (pictured; The Crazies), Reiley McClendon (Dirty Girl), and Rick Ravanello (Snitch) have all signed up to beat off aliens. Joining the crew are production designer Eddie Yang (Robocop, Man of Steel. The Dark Knight Rises) and award-winning special effects character creation artist and monster maker Steve Wang (Avpr: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight).
Filming starts next week in South Africa.
A documentary crew follows an elite unit of Marines, tasked with protecting mankind in the aftermath of a devastating alien invasion. As they reach the world’s most dangerous outpost, they make a terrifying discovery: The first invasion was just the beginning…
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- Uncle Creepy
Shane Salerno is best known as a screenwriter on films such as Armageddon, Shaft, Avpr: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem and more recently, Oliver Stone's Savages. This year, however, he's gone behind the camera for the new documentary Salinger, which was recently acquired by The Weinstein Co. and will be released in theaters this September followed by a release on PBS in January 2014, which is to say, yes, this will be eligible for Best Documentary this year. The film, as I'm sure you've already surmised, centers on author J.D. Salinger, the famously private literary icon and author of "Franny and Zooey", "Nine Stories" and "The Catcher in the Rye". Salerno is also co-authoring a biography on Salinger with David Shields, titled "The Private War of J.D. Salinger", which will be published by Simon & Schuster and hit shelves in September. Today The Hollywood Reporter premiered the following first poster for »
- Brad Brevet
I made this statement while writing a follow up to The Five Most Disappointing Films of All Time article. There were a few readers who suggested Alien 3 should have been included on the original list. I debated that assertion and quickly found a growing army of Alien 3 haters who believe the film is an abomination. Some went so far to claim that there are only two Alien films and that everything after Aliens is nothing more than a sad reflection of a franchise that has been oft maligned and left for dead.
Film fans certainly love the hyperbole, don't they?
Sure, Alien: Resurrection is not a great film. The Alien vs. Predator series proved that some concepts can be executed with blunt brutality. Watching those movies is like witnessing the unrelenting murder of an interesting idea. »
- Flickering Myth
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
A lot has been said and written since Codemasters’ Aliens: Colonial Marines was released on the crest of a wave of major potential (thanks to the property), and unfortunately for the developers, most of it seems to have been largely negative.
But does Aliens: Colonial Marines really deserve the hate?
Well, not exactly. Colonial Marines seems to have been unfairly judged because of what it could have been rather than what it actually is. Yes, after seven years, and with the weight of the Aliens franchise behind it, it should have been great, and instead we have something that is largely inconsistent and painfully disappointing, but there is still some fun to be had.
The multiplayer is great fun, the action is occasionally as engaging as we were always lead to believe it would be by the early trailers and art, and the story is actually not horrible by any means. »
- Simon Gallagher
Regardless of the abundance of male directors in horror, this genre pretty much belongs to the fairer sex. Think about it – how many time have we watched a film where the majority of men are drooling, sex obsessed morons who spend the best part of the story inebriated or getting violently disposed of by a maniac who often bears the Y chromosome? Whoever said women in horror were just limited to suffering and killing the big bad beastie at the end of yet another formulaic teenie kill flick, are clearly not looking hard enough but that said, the best of the female villains often miss out of the kudos they rightly deserve. This is our brief run-down of just a small gathering some of the greats . (Warning: Spoilers!)
“They're all gonna laugh at you!”
Poor Carrie White never stood a chance. Knocking door to »
- Aaron Williams
9 items from 2013
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