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A character size chart supposedly from Hot Toys has leaked, giving us a look at a size comparison of the various cahracters in Age of Ultron. It offers a tease of just how big Tony Stark's Hulkbuster will be, as well as Vision and Ultron II. The Hulkbuster armor is eleven freakin' feet tall, and it looks pretty damn burly. It's going to be so cool watching the eight-foot-five Hulk battling this thing! Unfortunately, the three characters here that we all want to get a look at have been blanked out, but that's ok. It gives us something to look forward to when we are overloaded with trailers, TV spots, and clips for the film.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the »
- Joey Paur
Marvel's exec VP of visual effects and post-production Victoria Alonso has addressed the lack of women involved in Marvel movies.
Speaking at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit, Alonso lamented the fact that post-production was a male-dominated industry.
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"You've got to get the girls in here, boys. It's better when it's 50-50," Variety quotes her as saying.
"I have been with you beautiful, handsome, talented, creative men in dark rooms for two decades and I can tell you those rooms are better when there are a few of us in them.
"So as you take this with you, please remember that it's Ok to allow the ladies in. They're smart, they're talented. They bring a balance that you need."
Asked about Marvel making a female-led superhero movie in the wake of Warner Bros's Wonder Woman announcement, »
Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios’ exuberant Evp of visual effects and post production, told a roomful of VFX industry leaders this morning that it needs to invite more women into the industry, and onto the stage. And for entertainment industry newcomers trying to find their way into the business, she had simple advice: “fill the gap.”
“I love the fact that you allowed a woman to talk to you this early in the morning,” Alonso told the mostly male audience. “It’s better when the room is 50-50 (male-female). It’s okay to let the ladies enter. They bring a balance.”
Alonso was speaking in a Q&A before more than 150 people at the Visual Effects Society’s Ves Summit on Saturday morning. The summit, being live-streamed online to Ves’s membership around the world, urged young women considering careers as digital artists to make it happen, but said one reason »
- David Bloom
A new piece of promo art for Avengers: Age of Ultron has hit the web. Courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com, the art seems to come from Hot Toys, and shows Earth’s Mightiest Heroes lined up with their respective heights listed. It also features an infuriatingly blanked-out look at Vision, Ultron himself, and the long-awaited Hulkbuster armor. Check it out…
While the art doesn’t show much, it does give us an idea of how the Hulkbuster and Ultron will compare to the Avengers. It will be mighty hard for the likes of Iron Man and Captain America to take down the 8 foot tall Ultron, but will Hulk be able to hold his own against Tony’s 11 foot Hulkbuster armor? We’ll just have to wait until Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters to find out…
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and »
- James Garcia
"Scandal" appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers “Scandal” was written around cliffhangers in its first three seasons, but the cliffhangers have now passed on to “How To Get Away with Murder.” As Joshua Alston says of “Scandal,” "It’s no longer a political thriller with heavy-to-a-fault spy genre flourishes, it’s 'Grey’s Anatomy' in the White House. And if that’s indeed what the writers are going for, the absence of a central, hashtag-friendly mystery makes perfect sense. I’ve been suspiciously anticipating this direction, but I’m far less worried than I was. If 'Like Father, Like Daughter' is any indication, that version of Scandal would be well-worth watching, if perhaps not the Twitter fuel it once was.” Plus: “Scandal” Secret Service agent talks about his big role. Leah Remini will sub for Erin Andrews as “Dancing with the Stars' co-host Andrews is »
- Norman Weiss
The mysterious disappearance and death of Misty Upham thrust this rising actress into the headlines.
The mysterious disappearance and death of Misty Upham thrust this rising actress into the headlines. Though Upham starred in several critically-acclaimed films, she was still cleaning homes when she auditioned for August: Osage County, and many people may now be hearing her name for the first time.
ETonline took a look back at the life and work of an actress who had starred alongside such film greats as Meryl Streep (August: Osage County), Benicio Del Toro (Jimmy P.) and Melissa Leo (Frozen River).
Native American Upbringing: Born on July 6, 1982, in Kalispell, Mont., Misty was raised in Auburn, Wash. -- about 28 miles south of Seattle -- and was a member of the Blackfoot Tribe, the largest Native American tribe in Montana. Misty has said she is the direct descendant of the »
In this Friday’s Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals which DC movies have announced up until 2020 (Justice League, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and more!), dives into the Civil War storyline Marvel have announced for Captain America 3 (Chris Evans) And Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man’s involvement in it, who’s on the studio’s wish list to play Doctor Strange after Joaquin Phoenix has dropped out, all the latest on the Ghostbusters reboot to be directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and much, much more…
Fmtv will be back on Monday with our Top 5 Wrestlers in Films! And the Movie Newsgasm will be up as always next Friday. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…
- Oliver Davis
When IFC ordered a series from Los Angeles sketch-comedy group the Birthday Boys, the septet wasn’t starting from scratch: Not only did it have eight years of performance experience under its belt, but it also had Bob Odenkirk—a man whose face belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of sketch comedy—as a collaborator, frequent star, and executive producer. That said, television remained a new frontier for the Birthday Boys, and the 10 episodes they made last year—now available on Netflix—provided a crash course in TV production for them. Ahead of the season 2 premiere of The Birthday Boys tonight at 11:30 Et on IFC, »
- Kyle Ryan
I tend to believe my frustration with Marvel movies has less to do with the saturation of superhero cinema we have experienced as of late (and will experience to an even greater extent over the next several years) than it does with the fact I almost have to report on it to keep from having to shut this site down. That can be frustrating, largely because I think the reporting on superhero movies goes against everything movies are meant to do, which is surprise and excite us. Most of the stories written about superhero movies seek to spoil the movies before they ever hit theaters, going so far as to look for plot details in the toys that are released and the names of the tracks on the film's score. I try my best to stay out of that kind of reporting, but I also see a hit on the statistics as a result. »
- Brad Brevet
In today’s heroic cinematic trailer battle, we’ve got Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, squaring off against the great white whale known and feared in high school English classes across the country: Moby Dick. Let’s get ready to rumble with this new trailer for In the Heart of the Sea. The upcoming feature, starring Hemsworth and directed by Ron Howard, is based on the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s classic whaling novel. Hemsworth and his shipmates set sail...
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Chris Hemsworth takes on a whopping great whale in the first trailer for Ron Howard’s seafaring epic, In The Heart Of The Sea. The film is based on the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick. Thor star Hemsworth plays the ship’s first mate, Owen Chase, with Brendan Gleeson providing the narration (he plays the older version of Chase). The film also stars Cillian Murphy and Benjamin Walker. Watch the first teaser trailer below, now: A poster has also been revealed, and you can see it below:...
- Matt Maytum
Every once in a while, Thor has to put down his hammer, and pick up a harpoon. Chris Hemsworth will lead a team of sailors on an expedition across the ocean for Ron Howard.s In the Heart of the Sea. The ocean-faring adventure looks like your usual, run-of-the-mill drama of grizzled men surviving on a boat. But then things take a dastardly turn when Howard introduces the term "Moby Dick" . and the above trailer, shared by Warner Bros., becomes a whale of a tale. Get it? Based on a true story of epic heroism, Ron Howard.s In The Heart of the Sea casts Chris Hemsworth as Owen Chase, the veteran first mate of the whaling ship Essex, which encountered a massive whale in the winter of 1820. Their story of survival would eventually inspire the author Herman Melville to pen the seminal book Moby Dick. Which explains why This »
Back in 2009, it was announced that Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond) will direct "Heart of the Sea" survival film. Over the last 5 years, Ron Howard replaced him and cast Chris Hemsworth (Thor) to star. And now, we have the first photos from the movie. Check them out below. The story is based on an 1820 event, in which a whaling ship called the Essex was preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. The tale was the inspiration for Herman Melville's "Moby Dick." "Heart of the Sea" co-stars Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Benjamin Walker and Ben Whishaw as Herman Melville. It's set to hit theaters on March 13th, 2015. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Before fans get to see the Asgardian warrior Thor return in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Hemsworth will next take to the high seas in director Ron Howard's Heart of the Sea, arriving in theaters March 13, 2015. USA Today has released the first three photos for this harrowing drama, based on the true story which served as the inspiration for Moby Dick.
Chris Hemsworth stars as Owen Chase, the first mate on a ship named Essex, which was rammed by a massive whale in 1819, forcing the crew to survive for 90 days on three tiny boats. Ron Howard revealed in a new interview that there is plenty of action in Heart of the Sea, although the character development and drama is just as vital to the story.
"It has a lot of action in it, and that's vitally important. But it's also dependent on rich characters and nuanced emotional performances, and »
Rene Russo Is Bipolar
Russo was appearing on Queen Latifah's talk show to promote the upcoming thriller Nightcrawler alongside her costar Jake Gyllenhaal when the host asked them about a time in their lives when they felt they had to "push through" and eventually came out better for it. Without hesitation, Russo said, "bipolar medication."
While the audience applauded Russo for her bravery, both Latifah and Gyllenhaal looked suprised by the actress' confession. Russo explained, "My mom said my whole childhood … was stop and go. And then I stopped and was like, 'Whoa,' that was it for me."
"For all the people that are having trouble and maybe feel bad about taking medication, I didn't expect to say this, but that was really it for me," Russo elaborated. "It's »
Marvel an Hasbro have released the first official images of some sets which will help kids transform into their favourite Avenger from next May's Avengers: Age of Ultron. For all you Captain America fans, pick up the new "Captain America Star Launch Shield" and pull the ripcord to shoot a disk out of the center to give the dangerous Ultron a surprise counter attack! If a Hulk Smash is more of your style, grab a pair of the "Hulk Gamma Grip Fists" to grip, grab and hurt any villain (and occasionally Thor) that stands in your way. Lastly, for all you tech geniuses out there pick up the "Iron Man Arc FX Armor" and use some advanced Stark Tech to blast anyone threatening the planet. You can check out the first few action figures for the movie by clicking here. Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., »
Further proving that we are living through the biggest week for superhero-movie news since last week and the week before, Warner Bros. just announced one of the most hilariously aggressive franchise-extension plans in movie history. Between now and 2020, WB plans to release a whopping 13 movies based on DC comic book characters–including two Justice League movies, the long-awaited Wonder Woman film, a movie starring the popular Lego™ Batman character and a movie starring the somewhat less popular Affleck™ Batman character. Now, it's hard to know where this fits into the glorious history of Superhero Franchise announcements. Is this the second »
- Darren Franich
When Pulp Fiction opened in theaters 20 years ago today, the mainstream moviegoing audience was introduced to a dynamic new Hollywood talent. Quentin Tarantino was a 31-year-old hipster whose formal film education never rose much higher than working as a clerk in a Manhattan Beach video store. A walking encyclopedia of film history who fetishized some of the more obscure genres, Tarantino had a gift for dialog and his own visual toolbox that expanded the language of cinematic storytelling. Pulp Fiction was the culmination of a two-year stretch where the director went from Nobody to Wunderkind, beginning with the Sundance premiere »
- Jeff Labrecque
1. This is a great idea. Everyone knew that Marvel would figure out some way to keep making movies where Robert Downey Jr. wears some kind of cool metal suit. But Iron Man 4 was always a skeptical proposition. "Fun, Shambling Mess" is basically the best you can hope for when it comes to fourquels. (See: The fish-out-of-time-water shenanigans in Star Trek IV; Stallone solving the Cold War with his fists in Rocky IV; Harry and Ron having a really wacky wizard prom in Goblet of Fire.) Marvel could've positioned a fourth Iron Man movie as a complete in-franchise reboot by »
- Darren Franich
Lego is developing a reality TV show Following the success of “The Lego Movie,” Lego is planning to launch a TV show in 2015, possibly revolving around Master Builders, the designers who use Legos to build stuff. Report: “Downton Abbey” is considering ending after Season 6 Radio Times reports that producers have been talking about an end, which is something creator Julian Fellowes hinted at earlier this year. Wgn America renews “Manhattan” for Season 2 About 1.7 million viewers have been watching each episode of Season 1, which ends Sunday. Click Read Full Post For More “Jane the Virgin” debuts to 1.63 million, helping give CW its largest Monday audience in years “Jane” doubled the demo audience of “Beauty and the Beast.” Pharrell Williams will stay on “The Voice” He’ll join original coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera for Season 8. Is “True Detective” in danger of missing its summer 2015 premiere? Season 1 took 9 months »
- Norman Weiss
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