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Spartacus composer Joseph LoDuca explains how the hit Starz series is a "composer's dream" in our exclusive featurette for Spartacus: The Complete Series, which will debut on Blu-ray and DVD September 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
The musician reveals that Spartacus is one of the few television shows to use a full orchestra to compose the score, while highlighting the themes he came up with for characters like the "rock star" Gannicus (Dustin Clare), battle scenes and much more in our exclusive featurette.
Spartacus: The Complete Series is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic's most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then comes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with »
Yesterday marked the first day of principal photography for Ant-Man. If I’m to be honest, I’m still a bit bummed that Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have left the project. I think their take on the Marvel Universe could have been one akin to James Gunn’s approach to Guardians of the Galaxy. Alas, we are still getting an Ant-Man film and the casting is pretty great. We also have a look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang Aka Ant-Man.
From the Press Release
San Francisco, California (August, 18, 2014) – Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s Ant-Man. The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.
Set for release in »
- Andy Triefenbach
The Marvel universe continues its expansion today with filming commencing on Ant-Man. As cameras begin to roll in San Francisco, more cast details surfaced and we now know who’s joining Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and the rest of the film’s core cast.
Headlining the new cast additions to Ant-Man are Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, and Judy Greer. They join a cast led by Paul Rudd as Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym (the former Ant-Man). In Marvel’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con, Evangeline Lilly (Lost) was announced to play Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym, while Corey Stoll (The Strain) was revealed to portray antagonist Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket, a former protégé of Pym’s who takes a dark path after getting his hands on his mentor’s shrinking suit technology.
Marvel hired director Peyton Reed to replace director »
- Derek Anderson
Alright, gang. Today is the day. Let's. Get. small. #AntMan
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) August 18, 2014
That's right, filming on Ant-Man has officially begun!
There's been a lot of Ant-Man trashing since fanboy favorite Edgar Wright left the project and the script went through several revisions, but I'm still very hopeful for this film. Marvel know what they're doing and I have full faith in them, Reed and the cast to pull this off.
Here's the official press release from Marvel:
Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production. »
- Philip Sticco
Earlier today, director Peyton Reed announced the official start of production on Marvel's Ant-Man. Marvel Studios and Disney have now issued the official press release, which includes several cast additions including Judy Greer, Mad Men favorite John Slattery, comedian Neil Hamburger (aka Gregg Turkington) and rapper T.I. It also reveals that this Marvel Phase 3 adventure will shoot in San Francisco and Atlanta.
Here is the official PR:
Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel's Ant-Man. The film brings one of Marvel comics' original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film's production.
The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.
Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.
- Michelle McCue
With a little over a month to go before its release, Sony has dropped a new TV spot for The Equalizer, which features ‘Guts Over Fear’ the new song by Eminem and Sia; check it out below…
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
- Gary Collinson
Poznan, Poland— Michael Price gets around. The British composer leaves Poznan today after being one of the featured speakers at the Transatlantyk Festival, a week-long event dedicated to film, music, and cuisine, to head straight to Los Angeles for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday (16). Price is nominated for the first time for Outstanding music composition for a miniseries, movie or a special (original dramatic score) for “Sherlock,” the BBC series he composes music for with David Arnold. Price apprenticed with a number of composers, but he also worked as a music editor for years, on such films as “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Love Actually,” and “Nanny McPhee.” I hopped in a car with Price to interview him on our way to Transatlantyk’s closing gala. You started as an assistant for the late composer Michael Kamen ("Brazil,""Band Of Brothers," "Lethal Weapon," "Mr. Holland's Opus"), who »
- Melinda Newman
Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!
Last week, I asked a simple question: Is the DC Cinematic Universe–the Warner Bros. back-of-the-napkin plan to launch an all-out assault on Marvel Studios by unleashing a double-digit boatload of superhero movies between now and 2020–actually a thing? Will the Man of Steel-verse actually transform into a cape-ier alternative to the Avengers-verse? Or is this a Valiant-Comics-in-1992 thing–a situation where all the elaborate and ambitious universe-building plans will ultimately dead-end »
- Darren Franich
Thomas Roach on why a standalone Hulk film won’t happen any time soon….
Mark Ruffalo is currently playing the Hulk after replacing actor Ed Norton from The Incredible Hulk back in 2008. Fans have praised Ruffalo’s performance as both Bruce Banner and the Hulk and many have suggested that his Hulk could get his own standalone movie. But, despite fans calling out for another movie, I just can’t see it happening.
The problem with a standalone Hulk movie is that it’s titled ‘Hulk’ and not ‘Bruce Banner’ so there needs to be plenty of the Hulk in it, with lots of destruction and action. People want to see Hulk more than Bruce Banner, but the character has no personality when in the brutish green form.
Frankly I am yet to be sold on Mark Ruffalo leading a Marvel film of his own – not because I think he is a bad actor, »
- Thomas Roach
“Twenty five years. Makes a girl think.” So said Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot, and she was rarely wrong about anything, except maybe her taste in husbands. Cinematically, an awful lot can happen in 25 years and Hollywood as we know it today, emerged from seismic developments that took place a quarter of a century ago. 1989 was a game-changer; an absolutely pivotal year in the evolution of 21st century Hollywood. Chances are, whatever you watch at the multiplex this weekend will be genetically traceable to that dark, iPad-less, internetless, Jedwardless time. For those of us who are not going gentle into the dark night of their forties, the specific date of this Big Bang was August 11th 1989. That was the day that Batman finally opened in the UK.
I had never seen a line of people actually queuing around the block, except in vintage documentaries about Star Wars, but »
- Cai Ross
Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for director Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s (21 Grams, Biutiful) eagerly-anticipated new film Birdman, which sees Michael Keaton (Batman) leading a cast that also includes Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover Part III), Naomi Watts (21 Grams) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone).
“Birdman is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.”
Check out the new trailer here…
Birdman is set for release in the States on October 17th and on January 2nd 2015.
- Gary Collinson
Joss Whedon has taken to Twitter to announce that production has wrapped on the final instalment of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the director completing filming on next year’s eagerly-anticipated superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron…
Now, how long until we get that first teaser trailer?
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, with Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), James Spader (Ultron), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker) and Josh Brolin (Thanos).
- Gary Collinson
Marvel is on quite the high at the moment with Guardians of the Galaxy being the number one movie around the world and Joss Whedon just two weeks away from starting post-production on the much-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is set for release next year.
In a video interview with Nerd HQ, Whedon gave his thoughts on the battle between Marvel and DC as Warner Bros. are set to kick start their connected universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. When asked if DC need to step up their game to catch up he said, “I don’t think I would say that. I think that would be a little presumptuous of me.”
“I think that both studios have kind of different agendas, different ways of approaching the superhero genre, and the ethos of the thing, and the aesthetic,” he added. “They go very dark and serious and sometimes it works amazingly, »
- Luke Owen
Currently Marvel Studios is dominating the film industry. It has just released its teneth film with Guardians of the Galaxy and is showing no signs of slowing down. Next year we will see Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man and each year after we have slots for Marvel films through till 2019, with speculation suggesting that the current crop of characters will be phased out and replaced with new ones.
Despite the popularity of the current line up of characters, they will eventually phased out, or perhaps pushed into the background as supporting characters in future movies. Currently it is clear that Tony Stark – a.k.a. Iron Man – is the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is is due to Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal being so well recieved by fans. However, Downey »
- Thomas Roach
Before Guardians of the Galaxy ever made it into theaters, director James Gunn promised his sci-fi adventure would be filled with more Marvel references and cameos than any movie released to date. And the man did not disappoint. With this particular chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio is able to not only provide subtle nods for die-hard fans, but also set up more important elements in the overall arc being played throughout all of the movies. Here, we get to explore parts of the Marvel galaxy yet undiscovered on film, and some of the secrets and references are hard to notice on that first, second and even third viewing!
We've gathered nine of the coolest Guardians of the Galaxy Easter eggs for you here, which you may have missed. These mostly hint at a bigger universe to come. There are also inside jokes and references that tie in »
Got 12 minutes? MTV's Josh Horowitz will narrate you through the many Easter eggs of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, and Thor 2 — from Stan Lee's many cameos to an obvious Hulk joke about purple pants. Did you know Oracle is an actual company, and thus, product placement? Did you know a oft-featured local-news report places the movies in chronological order? If you did, congrats! You're a nerd. Enjoy! »
- Lindsey Weber
The Expendables 3 team includes your favorite action heroes – Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Terry Crews …and a new generation of badasses – Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammar, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, and Glen Powell.
In The Expendables 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. »
- Movie Geeks
Among all of Walt Disney Studios' properties, the division that has the most unblemished success is Pixar. And frankly, from box office to Oscars that respect is well deserved. While Lucasfilm is bringing on buzz worthy filmmakers and screenwriters to tackle the new standalone trilogy and spinoff movies, the only label with a chance of taking Pixar's crown is Marvel Studios. Under the careful eye of Kevin Feige, Marvel began its journey independently just six years ago with "Iron Man." That same summer also provided the partial stumble "The Incredible Hulk" (it just wasn't a significant improvement over Ang Lee's version). But, the studio soon silenced critics with "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger." Eventually the long awaited "The Avengers" took the company to a completely different level with critics, as a pop culture force and at the box office. Moreover, the quality control hasn't stopped. "Iron Man 3, »
- Gregory Ellwood
In an age where spy photos and set leaks are a compulsory part of any big Hollywood production, it will come as a bit of a surprise to hear that filming has wrapped on 20th Century Fox’s reboot The Fantastic Four, with Kate Mara (Susan Storm) announcing the news via Twitter by posting a photo of herself and co-stars Miles Teller (Reed Richards), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm) and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm)…
It has to be said that Fox has done a fantastic job of keeping the film under wraps since production got underway in Louisiana back in May, with only a couple of set photos of the ‘Baxter Institute’ and a potential sculpt of The Thing all we’ve really seen from the Josh Trank-directed reboot. Still, if they were that far into production, it really begs the question as to why Fox didn’t show »
- Gary Collinson
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