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Justice League: documentary coming on film that never was

25 May 2015 10:47 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

George Miller's Justice League was one of the comic book movies that never was. A new documentary aims to chart what happened/

Whilst director Zack Snyder will be turning his attention to a pair of Justice League films for DC once he's done and dusted with Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, another new movie project will be looking back at the Justice League film that never happened.

This was relatively recently too. Mad Max director George Miller had begun casting a Justice League film, and the plan was to shoot the movie in Australia. However, Warner Bros eventually pulled the plug on that particular project back in 2008, in the light of the success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight films. A new documentary, from director Ryan Unicomb and producers Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell, wants to chart the story of what happened with the abandoned Justice League project. »

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The Dark Knight and Man of Steel square off in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promo art

18 May 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Today has already brought us some Suicide Squad set photos featuring Jared Leto’s Joker [see here and here], and now we have some alleged promo art from Warner’s other DC movie of 2016, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which sees the Dark Knight duking it out with the Man of Steel

See Also: Another look at Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice concept art

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Our Man in Tehran’ is a thrilling history lesson

14 May 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Our Man in Tehran

Written by Drew Taylor & Robert Wright

Directed by Drew Taylor & Larry Weinstein

Canada, 2015

As the esteemed radio host Paul Harvey used to say, “And now for the rest of the story.” From Canada comes a fascinating new documentary about the daring extraction of 6 American Embassy workers from Tehran during the 1980 Iranian Hostage Crisis. While Ben Affleck’s critically-acclaimed espionage thriller, Argo, twisted the facts in pursuit of excitement, Our Man in Tehran uses these facts to capture the real-world drama. Insightful and provocative, this is one history lesson you won’t be sleeping through.

It’s not so much that Our Man in Tehran expands upon the themes and plot threads central to Argo so much as it takes a completely different perspective on them. A decidedly pro-American affair, Argo largely ignores the Canadian contribution to the operation. After all, the Canadians may have put their »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Argo 2 Is Not, In Any Way, The Sequel You Think That It Is

14 May 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If someone were to bring up the idea that there is a movie that exists out there called Argo 2, the impression might be left that Hollywood has taken the sequel/reboot culture to new, possibly unethical depths. Well, there is a movie out there called Argo 2. However, it.s not quite the egregiously tacky cash-in project that it certainly sounds like. A photo of a poster displayed at the Cannes Film Festival for the film, Argo 2 showed up on Vulture. Of course, most moviegoers know Argo as the 2012 Ben Affleck-directed film based on the real life C.I.A. ruse to rescue escaped hostages from the 1979-1981 hostage crisis at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran. While for the uninitiated, the idea that there would be an Argo 2 ranks pretty high in the "Wtf?" department, the actually-existing film is a sequel to a 2004 Hungarian action film that also »

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Movie Review – Preservation (2015)

14 May 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Preservation, 2015.

Directed and written by Christopher Denham.

Starring Wrenn Schmidt, Pablo Schreiber and Aaron Staton.

 

Synopsis:

When a woman, her husband and his ex-army brother go on a hunting and camping trip, they quickly become the hunted.

Oh boy, that State Park has seen better days. Probably why it’s been closed down. And jeez, that’s a creepy looking playground, all rusted and covered in graffiti. Is that a tunnel full of children’s shoes? Yuck. Don’t worry, I’m sure your recently-discharged-from-the-army brother with a drinking problem will keep us safe. After all, he’s snuck up on us out of nowhere several times already. Shows he’s got skills. Good to have him and his vicious looking dog on our side.

Preservation is a horror movie that opens with more red flags than an overly cautious game of Minesweeper – some similarly coloured herrings, the others impending traps, »

- Oli Davis

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Ross Partridge's 'Lamb' Acquired for Distribution by The Orchard

13 May 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Sarasota Film Festival Announces Jury and Audience Award Winners; 'White God' Nets Prize The Orchard has snagged distribution rights across North America for Ross Partridge's acclaimed rural drama "Lamb." Ross Partridge stars in and directed this intensely provocative rural drama, which features Jess Weixler ("The Good Wife"), Scoot McNairy ("Argo") and Joel Murray ("Mad Men") in supporting roles. The film's official synopsis reads as follows: "Based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam, 'Lamb' traces the self-discovery of David Lamb (Partridge) in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie (Oona Laurence), an awkward and unpopular 11-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness, and takes Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, »

- David Canfield

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Everything we know so far about Batman v Superman: Spoilers, trailer and latest rumours

13 May 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marvel may have crafted their own wide-spanning cinematic universe, but DC and Warner Bros will strike back next year with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder's follow-up to Man of Steel.

Digital Spy rounds up everything you need to know on the superhero epic below...

Batman will be older and more grizzled...

Hollywood has traditionally cast a thirtysomething as the Caped Crusader, but Ben Affleck is a little more experienced than those who've come before. The idea of bringing in an older Bruce Wayne should create an interesting dynamic between Batman and the younger Superman (a returning Henry Cavill), which is something Snyder has discussed when addressing Affleck's casting.

"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's Superman," he commented. "He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the »

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Doc Our Man in Tehran Drearily Tells the Story Behind Argo

12 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Informative but tedious talking-head doc Our Man in Tehran is for anyone who watched Argo and then wished to hear a ditzy, history-obsessed uncle ramble about the real-life political stakes of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. Co-directors Drew Taylor and Larry Weinstein inadvertently make well-spoken experts like former National Security Councilman Gary Sick and American Consulate officer Bob Anders look embarrassingly unfocused. They make Sick and Anders talk too much about the Carter administration's fraught attitude toward Ayatollah Khomeini and Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and not enough about Canadian diplomat Ken Taylor, the title subject and the man who sheltered the six American hostages who escaped Tehran during the retroactively named "Canadian Cap »

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Another look at Wonder Woman in latest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice concept art

12 May 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen some concept art for Wonder Woman from next year’s DC ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now thanks to Umberto Gonzalez we’ve got another look at some alleged promo art featuring Gal Gadot’s Amazon Princess, which you can see right here…

See Also: Batwing concept art from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias »

- Gary Collinson

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Rescues & Escapes

12 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

If you’re an action hero, pulling off daring rescues and badass escapes is just another day at the office. The rescue has been the prototypical action scene since humans have been able to put pen to paper. From Tarzan swinging in on a vine to Iron Man flying in on his jets, a hero isn’t a hero unless he can swoop in and save the damsel or the day. The only thing more exciting is if the clock is ticking on his escape. Whether it’s from a burning building, »

- Shane Ramirez

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Batwing concept art from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

11 May 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We caught a glimpse of the new Batwing in the first teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now thanks to El Mayimbe we have some alleged concept art for the vehicle, which you can see right here…

See Also: The Dark Knight and Man of Steel featured in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promo art

See Also: Wonder Woman promo artwork from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg »

- Gary Collinson

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Giveaway – Win signed Good Kill and Montage of Heck posters from The Flickering Myth Movie Show

8 May 2015 4:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you haven’t already seen The Flickering Myth Movie Show episode 3, here’s a passive aggressive reminder. It’s, like, totally been live since Sunday. Check it out.

To celebrate our trifecta of instalments, we’re giving away signed photos of Ethan Hawke’s Good Kill and the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck.

Simply Tweet The Video Below Using #Fmtv to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 31st May. UK readers only, please. And by entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here. The winner will be announced in next month’s episode.

Here’s a little synopsis of the episode itself:

In the May edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, we go trailer crazy, disecting and discussing the latest teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and having an alternative »

- Oli Davis

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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Michael Harvey's crime thriller Brighton picked up by Gk Films

4 May 2015 6:21 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Harvey's crime thriller Brighton, is being adapted for film.

Graham King has acquired the rights and will produce the adaptation for Gk Films.

Brighton follows a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is drawn back into his crime-ridden Boston neighborhood to investigate a series of murders.

The crimes appear to be the work of his childhood friend who once saved him from a life of crime.

The author also co-created, wrote and was executive producer of the Emmy-nominated show Cold Case Files, and worked as an investigative producer for CBS in Chicago.

He received an Oscar nomination for his Holocaust documentary Eyewitness in 1999.

King's production company was behind Argo, World War Z and 2006's The Departed, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. »

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New Star Wars Trailer! Avengers: Age of Ultron review! – The Flickering Myth Movie Show #3

3 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

“Chewie, we’re back for Episode 3 of the Flickering Myth Movie Show.”

In the May edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, we go trailer crazy, disecting and discussing the latest teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and having an alternative look at the cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

We’re also looking at the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Who is in the new line-up? How many more gems does Thanos need for his funky gauntlet? What can we now expect leading into Captain America: Civil War?

And if that wasn’t enough Marvel fun, our very own Luke Owen sits down with Daredevil star Charlie Cox to chat about the Avengers, who he’d like the Man Without Fear to team up with and what can we expect from the just-announced Season 2.

As always, »

- Oli Davis

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Wonder Woman promo artwork from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

1 May 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Late last night we brought you some promo artwork from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel, and now the Trinity is complete with a new image surfacing of Wonder Woman, which suggests that the Amazon Princess will be donning a cloak when she makes her big screen debut in next year’s DC ensemble…

What do you make of that look for Wonder Woman?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg »

- Gary Collinson

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Are you ready for Part 2? More Gladiators of the '90s: Then and now

1 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We certainly felt the power of 10 former Gladiators yesterday, as we took a look at what some of the stars went on to after the success of ITV's '90s hit.

We were bowled over to discover that Blaze (Eunice Huthart) is a stunt double to A-listers and godmother to Angelina Jolie's daughter Shiloh, and that Rhino (Mark Smith) went on to star in Hollywood films including Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning drama Argo.

But whatever happened to the villainous Wolf or the infamous Shadow, who was dramatically sacked from the series? We haven't found many current pictures of this lot, but here's a little bit about what 9 more of our favourite former Gladiators got up to after their time on the show:

1. Scorpio (Nikki Diamond)

Contenders were subjected to the mighty sting of the speedy Scorpio. Former bodybuilder and model Nikki Diamond was an original Gladiator, but was forced »

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The Dark Knight and Man of Steel featured in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promo art

30 April 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Batman-News, we’ve got a few pieces of promotional art from Warner Bros.’ hotly-anticipated DC superhero offering Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which features The Dark Knight in both his cape and cowl and armored Batsuit, as well as a couple of shots of the Man of Steel

And here’s some boxing match style promotional posters…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as »

- Gary Collinson

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Do you feel the power of the Gladiators? 10 stars of the hit '90s show then and now

30 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

"Do you feel the power of the Gladiators? Can you face the challenge of the champions? Do you have the courage of the heroes?

"Do you have the will or the skill? Do you have the strength, the speed the heart to be a winner? Deep down in your Soul?"

These were the fundamental questions posed by ITV's original Gladiators, to both the audience and brave contenders who dared to take part. While this particular writer longed to be Lightning (her backflips were to die for), all the seemingly superhuman powerhouses were forces to reckon with - only occasionally tamed by strict referee John Anderson.

Originally hosted by John Fashanu and Ulrika Jonsson, Gladiators was what Saturday nights in the '90s were made of.

So as Saracen (aka Mike Lewis) returns to our small screens to tackle the Ninja Warrior UK obstacle course, we pick out some of the »

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First Look: Clear Photos Of Ben Affleck In Costume From 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice'

29 April 2015 9:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Is Warner Bros.’ DC Universe super hero movies world in trouble? If you’re hiring five writers to pen a “Wonder Woman” screenplay, hiring three others to write an “Aquaman” movie and then canning a bunch of screenplays you’ve already commissioned because they don’t fit inside your “new plan,” something seems amiss. If you’re shooting a ‘Batman v. Superman’ film and then shut down production because you’ve hired a new writer (Academy Award winner of “Argo”), that seems a little odd too, right? What about “The Flash” screenplay from the original “Green Lantern” film writers? Or Will Beall’s unused “Justice League” script? Oh, don’t be alarmist, we’re sure it’s all fine. Meanwhile here’s some new photos of Ben Affleck in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice.” Also starring Henry Cavill as Superman, ‘Dawn of Justice’ is scheduled for »

- Edward Davis

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