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7 Times Great Trailers Tricked Us Into Watching Terrible Movies

9 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Recently, we’ve lived through trailers for Jurassic World, Terminator: Genisys, and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.  Some people are getting way excited, but it’s worth keeping in mind that trailers are built specifically to make the movie look good. Now, we’re not saying anything about the quality of those movies. Just beware before you plunk down your hard-earned cash in case they end up like… 7. Speed Racer By the time the Wachowskis decided to make Speed Racer, it hadn’t been relevant in decades, and it’s not like anyone expected it to be anything less than campy. After all, the show itself was a cornball, cheaply made anime that defined Japanese animation for Americans until the resurgence of the1990s. What people weren’t expecting is how pretty the trailer made the movie look. It’s like an acid trip cotton candy wonderland, or »

- Ashe Cantrell

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A brief history of Hollywood trying -- and mostly failing -- to adapt anime

7 November 2014 12:30 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

A weird truth: Even in the midst of the current comic book gold-rush, major studios can't seem to get a good anime or manga adaptation off the ground—although the influence of those works can be seen everywhere. This weekend's Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel comic that's heavily (perhaps even problematically) inspired by anime and manga. As tangentially connected to the art form as Big Hero 6 is, could it be the harbinger of a sea change in Hollywood's approach to manga and anime? Tackling this question can be kind of tricky—after all, "anime" and "manga »

- Joshua Rivera

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Chad Stahelski and David Leitch Talk John Wick, the Changing Color Palette of the Film, the Action Set Pieces, the Keanu Reeves-Led John Rain TV Series, and More

24 October 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is John Wick.  As I've said again and again...I loved this movie.  In the film, Keanu Reeves stars as an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.  Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch have crafted a fantastic action movie that’s absolutely worth your time and money.  While you might not know their names, you’ve definitely seen their awesome work in films like Speed RacerThe Bourne LegacyThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and tons of others.  On some of what I just mentioned they did the stunts, and on some they directed second unit (which means they directed a lot of the action).  In addition to the films I just mentioned, they run 87eleven, which is the premiere action design team in Hollywood.  When an actor needs to be trained for an action role, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Korean TV Hit ‘Full House’ to Be Remade in China

21 October 2014 2:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Full House,” the 2004 TV drama that made stars of Korean singer Rain and actress Song Hye-kyo, is to get a Chinese-language remake.

The show is to be produced by Korea’s Group Eight and Asia Media Holding. Korean producer Lee Min-cheol is to direct, while Jeon Gyu-ah is among the Korean producers.

The Chinese show will star Eli, a Mandarin-speaking K-pop star from the Korean six-member music act U-Kiss.

The original show, itself adapted from a romantic graphic novel of the same title, played for 16 episodes on Kbs and presented a testy three-way love triangle involving a screenwriter, an actor and a jilted friend, a home that should not have been sold off and a fake marriage that surprisingly blossomed.

The producers did not announce the female lead who would take the role originally played by Song. Filming is expected to begin in December with broadcast in 2015.

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- Patrick Frater

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John Wick Directors Talk John Rain TV Series Starring Keanu Reeves; Planned as 10-Episode Seasons That Will Bring an Unseen Level of Action to TV

12 October 2014 3:13 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Outside of the film festival circuit, it’s rare that a movie kind of comes out of nowhere to suddenly pop up on everyone's radar, because in this day and age nearly every project is being tracked by someone during development or production.  But that’s kind of what happened with John Wick, the upcoming Keanu Reeves-fronted revenge thriller that is drawing enthusiastically positive notices from early screenings.  Stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and David Leitch make their directorial debut on the film, drawing from their extensive experience in the stunt world on films ranging from 300 to Speed Racer.  I imagine the duo will be enjoying heavy interest about upcoming projects once John Wick opens in theaters on October 24th, but they actually already have one high profile project in active development: a TV series adaptation of Barry Eisler’s John Rain book series Rain, starring Reeves, that they will produce. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Bart & Fleming: On 70s Films, UA Resurrection, Goat Horns And Glory

28 September 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this occasional column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.

Fleming: I found it interesting that audiences turned up their noses at A Walk Among The Tombstones, a thriller that had what should have been all you need for a hit — Liam Neeson on a one-sheet, holding a gun. The filmmaker Scott Frank made a throwback to the ’70s films he grew up loving. The title didn’t help: didn’t it evoke memories of being dragged to the cemetery to pay posthumous respects to Grandpa? In my view, it got maligned unfairly by critic squeamishness over grisly scenes that weren’t there. Kenny Turan called it Eli Roth torture porn, though Roth told me last week the critic told him he’d never actually watched a Roth film. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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'Jupiter Ascending' Gearing Up For 2015 Release With Colorful New Poster

26 September 2014 4:27 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The sci-fi epic, which got pushed back to early 2015, wants to bring you into the exciting intergalactic future.

The upcoming sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending is on the rise, and has released this exciting poster as it gears up for its release early next year.

The film stars Channing Tatum as the intergalactic assassin warrior Caine who comes to earth with an assignment from the Queen of the Universe to kill some random human woman, played by Mila Kunis. But when it turns out that she may be more than just a destitute Earthling, Caine decided to risk his life to save hers.

It began as one of the most hotly anticipated sci-fi films of 2014, but some insider politics and panic over the film's large budget saw Jupiter Ascending pushed back from its original summer release date to the doldrums of the early months of 2015.

Video: Mila Kunis on Channing Tatum: He's Great to a Girl[p »

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Warner Archives Unveils New Titles for Fall

23 September 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Warner Archive, the really cool digital library for Warner Bros and its vast array of titles, has a series of new DVD releases coming this fall for the discerning comic book fan and the lover of old school television fare.

Pre-orders are now open for Warner Archive Collection’s Blu-ray™ release of Beware The Batman: Dark Justice. Featuring the final 13 episodes of the groundbreaking, all-new CGI series’ first season, the single-disc Blu-ray™ will be released on September 30. Beware The Batman: Dark Justice pits Batman, Alfred and swordstress Katana against the underworld likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Over the final 13 episodes, the rogues gallery expands with appearances by Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Deathstroke and more. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a ‘Batman show.”

Here’s a glance at other animated offerings now available »

- ComicMix Staff

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In a Nutshell: Ninja Apocalypse

19 September 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Remember that level in Streets of Rage where you battle a horde of bad guys on a lift as you make your way up to the final boss? That's what Ninja Apocalypse reminded me of. But without the awesomeness. Obviously. Ninja Apocalypse isn't a bad film by any stretch of the imagination, it's just not a very good one either. Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett, who worked on the visual effects for big budget pictures like Avatar, Spiderman and The Lord of the Rings, Ninja Apocalypse reads like a goofy concept on paper but takes itself way too seriously for that. Thankfully, as you would expect considering his track record in the industry, Barnett does conjure up some nifty effects work along the way. It's not much but it certainly takes the focus away from the lukewarm action choreography. Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat), the »

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In a Nutshell: Ninja Apocalypse

19 September 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Remember that level in Streets of Rage where you battle a horde of bad guys on a lift as you make your way up to the final boss? That's what Ninja Apocalypse reminded me of. But without the awesomeness. Obviously. Ninja Apocalypse isn't a bad film by any stretch of the imagination, it's just not a very good one either. Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett, who worked on the visual effects for big budget pictures like Avatar, Spiderman and The Lord of the Rings, Ninja Apocalypse reads like a goofy concept on paper but takes itself way too seriously for that. Thankfully, as you would expect considering his track record in the industry, Barnett does conjure up some nifty effects work along the way. It's not much but it certainly takes the focus away from the lukewarm action choreography. Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat), the »

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Cosplay: Beautiful Syn As Speed Racer & He-man

12 September 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cosplayer: Beautiful Syn Photographers: Anna Cosplay Photography & Affliction Cosplay Photography ........................................................................ Speed Racer Cosplayer: Beautiful Syn * Photographer: Templar Digital Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized-the legendary Rex Racer, whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill. Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer (John Goodman), the designer of Speed’s thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company’s maniacal owner (Roger Allam) but uncovers a terrible secret-some of the biggest »

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Exclusive John Wick Poster: Keanu Reeves’ Fuse Is Lit and Ready to Explode

9 September 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With director Chad Stahelski and producer David Leitch's John Wick set to premiere at Fantastic Fest this month, we're happy to premiere the first poster for the action thriller.  In the film, Keanu Reeves stars as "an ex-hitman [who] comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him."  Click here to see a beat-up Keanu in the first image released last month.  While the film might not be on your radar yet, one of the reasons I'm extremely optimistic this could be something cool is the filmmakers.  While you might not know their names, you've definitely seen their awesome work in films like Speed Racer, The Bourne Legacy,The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and tons of others.  On some of what I just mentioned they did the stunts, and on some they directed second unit (which means they directed a lot of the action).  In »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Giveaway – Win Ninja Apocalypse on DVD

9 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the UK DVD release of the bloody, action-packed fantasy, martial arts actioner Ninja Apocalypse on Monday September 15th, we’ve got three copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, 47 Ronin, Tekken, Mortal Kombat), Cage (Christian Oliver, The Three Musketeers, Valkyrie, Speed Racer), his brother Surge (Les Brandt, Smoke, The Resolve, Days Of Our Lives) and the rest of the Lost Ninja Clan must battle their way through an underground nuclear bunker filled with hordes of supernatural enemies, mutants, and flesh eating zombies, pursued by Hiroshi’s (Ernie Reyes Jr., Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, The Rundown, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal) unstoppable Ninja army with orders to hunt them down. Trapped a thousand feet below the earth’s crust, the Lost Clan will face hell. »

- Gary Collinson

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best. 

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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V For Vendetta’s James McTeigue Signs On To Direct Alien Sleeper Cell

5 September 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Wachowski’s golden boy, James McTeigue, has joined a new project from a new studio – Alien Sleeper Cell. Doesn’t that title give you the most delightful chills? Alas, it’s got nothing to do with xenomorph Alien franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will capture the same tone as The Bourne Identity and TV show The Americans. But in an alien invasion-style set-up. Consider us intrigued!

While there’s scant details about Alien Sleeper Cell, it’s known that McTeigue will direct the flick from a script by up-and-comer Morgan Davis Foehl. Foehl just completed work on Michael Mann’s Cyber script. As it stands now, new production outfit Scanbox Studios are currently putting together financing and brokering international deals for the pic. Prime Universe Films’ Adrian Askarich who recently finished work on Fox’s Hitman: Agent 47 will co-produce, and Felipe Linz will join as executive producer. »

- Gem Seddon

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5 reasons why The Lego Movie is awesome

5 September 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

With a title like “The Lego Movie”, most potential audience members will probably have made up their minds one way or the other. The film itself shows that you can't judge a film by its title; unless you think it's going to be awesome, in which case you happen to be right. It seems that many people did expect it to be awesome, going by the film's box office. But really, The Lego Movie will appeal to anyone who likes creativity (which should, in theory, be anyone who's a fan of cinema). And here's why...

It's from the directors of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was a terrifically inventive ode to geeky enthusiasm (a scientist is hailed as a hero for making it rain cheeseburgers), with a goofy wit, stylish cinematography (or whatever the animated equivalent is), and one of the most oddly »

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Why I Love Movies - Chapter XVI

5 September 2014 12:58 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Why do I love movies? Well, that is a loaded question. How much time do you have? I could go into a long-winded diatribe about the art of film-making or the magic of the movies, but all of that has been said countless times before. Not every movie is a masterpiece, but every film has touched me in one way or another. Every other week, we will look at a handful of reasons why movies are so damn great.. Chapter XVI I love movies... Because of the candy-colored race sequences in Speed Racer. »

- Alex Maidy

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Blu-ray Review: 'Bound'

19 August 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★A lot has changed since Bound was released in 1996. The Wachowskis went from hotshot upstarts to paradigm-shifting savants with The Matrix (1999), a film that has irrevocably altered the form of the action movie. Its sequels, The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) were met with rather less rapturous response, while Speed Racer (2008) and Cloud Atlas (2012) split critical opinion right down the middle. As the critical tide gradually turns to a re-evaluation and recognition of the later Wachowski achievements, the time seems more than ripe to return to their first movie. Thankfully, a brand new special features-packed release from Arrow Video does just that.

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- CineVue UK

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Marvelous Da7e Survived Marvel Universe Live!

14 August 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

“I’m the guy who asked my parents to get back in line at the Indiana Jones stunt show in Disneyland immediately after seeing it” is the thing I said to Mike Ryan after seeing Marvel Universe Live! at the Barclay’s Center last night. That was the statement I should have lead with when I explained why I wanted to see what everyone seems to describe as “Marvel on Ice without the Ice.”

I am the completest geek for things I love, I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out Of Our Shells Tour at the Denver Coliseum. I’m the guy that wants to see all the stage shows at Universal Studios instead of going on the Jurassic Park Ride again. I’m the guy that took theater classes and learned about suspending people for Peter Pan and thinking: “This would be more fun if it were Spider-Man. »

- Da7e

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One Million Klicks Trailer Introduces The Ass-Kicking Skills Of Mike Moeller

7 August 2014 10:34 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The first trailer has just popped up for German language martial arts flick One Million Klicks, and showcases some pretty impressive fighting skills. The first project from production company Silent Partners, recently formed by Ruediger Kummerle and Mike Leeder, One Million Klicks stars Mike Moeller, who has worked with everyone from Donnie Yen and Steven Seagal to Hung Yan Yan and Kane Kosugi. Most recently, Moeller was part of the stunt team for Ernie Barbarash's Pound of Flesh starring Jean Claude Van Damme, which recently wrapped filming in China. His stunt work can also be seen in the likes of Speed Racer, Resident Evil and The Monuments Men.From the producers:one Million Klicks is a high impact German language martial arts movie, which hits the big...

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