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Which Marvel Film Has Made the Most Money? Here's the Whole List

Marvel Comics is one of the biggest production companies in the film industry at the moment, and with its new release of Black Panther, it is only going to continue to make more money - and rightfully so. Black Panther is already making history at the Us box office, raking in $242 million domestically over the three-day weekend. That total puts it in second place for the highest four-day opening of all time, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which took in $288 million. When you look at worldwide numbers, Black Panther is even more impressive. The movie has already earned $426.6 million across the globe! That gigantic number got us wondering just how much money all of the Marvel films have made over the years. There are so many films to choose from, and a lot of them have been popular, but when all is said and done, how much money have they actually earned?
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Nicolas Cage on Superman, Justice League, and whether he’d do another comic book movie

Before he took on the role of Marvel’s Johnny Blaze for Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Nicolas Cage came close to portraying the Man of Steel, having spent a couple of years attached to the title role in Tim Burton’s ultimately-abandoned reboot, Superman Lives.

During an interview with Variety, Cage was asked whether he can still see himself donning the tights as Superman one day, and – as you’d expect – he believes the time has well and truly passed, responding simply: “No, not at all.”

Whether he’d be interested in voicing the character in that rumoured animated adaptation… well, who knows?

Cage also went on to give his opinion on the latest DC blockbuster Justice League, stating that: “I thought it was fun. That’s all I’m going to say.”

The interview also turned to Cage’s much publicised love of comic books,
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Mom and Dad Review: A Hammer to the Face That Never Stops Swinging

Mom and Dad Review: A Hammer to the Face That Never Stops Swinging
Should you see Mom and Dad? Definitely. Does that mean it's a good movie? Definitely not. It's an exercise in brutality that will test your endurance for over the top mayhem. But god, is it a lot of fun. And it shows off Nicolas Cage at the height of his powers. The actor is definitely self-aware and working with a director he's extremely comfortable with. Cage is doing his best Nicolas Cage impression, turned up to full volume with the knob broken off, even before the shit hits the fan. Yes, it's that type of movie.

What's really going on in Mom and Dad? The movie doesn't bother answering that, at all. In a small town, parents want to kill their kids. And that's the premise. Brian Taylor, of Neveldine and Taylor, writes and directs this as a solo mission. He's one half off the team responsible for Jason Statham
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‘Mom and Dad’ Film Review: Nicolas Cage Is Crazy for His Kids in Horror-Comedy

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‘Mom and Dad’ Film Review: Nicolas Cage Is Crazy for His Kids in Horror-Comedy
The idea of a movie called “Mom and Dad” starring Nicolas Cage surely doesn’t conjure something warm and sentimental about hearth, home and parental love. If we’re honest, that base level of information doesn’t even make immediately clear which of the two roles Cage would play. A stronger impression of what lies in store might come from learning that the writer-director is Brian Taylor, half of the duo (credited as Neveldine/Taylor) who steered the Oscar-winner-turned-paycheck-punchline through “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” not to mention a handful of other hyperventilating action exercises (“Crank,” “Gamer”) steeped in the vernacular of genre junkiness. The...
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Interview: Writer/Director Brian Taylor on the Controversial Nature of Mom And Dad and Developing the New Series Happy!

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When I first heard that filmmaker Brian Taylor (the Crank films, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) was teaming up with Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair for a brand new pitch black comedy called Mom and Dad, in which parents are desperately trying to kill their offspring, I was immediately all in (and thankfully, it did not disappoint—but more on that later this week).

Daily Dead recently caught up with Taylor, and he discussed making Mom and Dad and handling the more controversial aspects of the film’s story, using dark humor to confront the conflicting nature of parental responsibilities, and re-teaming with Cage. Taylor also briefly chatted about his new series Happy!, which currently airs on Syfy on Wednesday nights (and is absolutely worth your time).

Look for Mom and Dad in theaters and on digital platforms this Friday, January 19th, courtesy of Momentum Pictures.

Congrats on the film,
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Mom And Dad Interview: Brian Taylor Talks Working Again With Nicolas Cage

After working together with Mark Neveldine in Crank and its sequel, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Brian Taylor is back with his first solo effort: Mom and Dad starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. For the first time, Taylor has ordinary people as protagonists, the titular mom and dad who are facing such issues as midlife crisis and parenting a rebellious teenage girl (Anne Winters) and a restless little boy (Zackary Arthur). Even if these situations are mundane, the real conflict of the film is pretty damn extraordinary, as is characteristic of Taylor’s genre cinema. There’s an epidemic, of unknown origin, that turns parents into ruthless killers, whose only victims are their own children. A horror/thriller movie with dark humor and another insane...

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director “bored” with the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now in its tenth year and, having become the highest-grossing movie series in history, the franchise seems to be going from strength to strength. Nevertheless, the McU does have its detractors, and we can now add another to the list, with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor revealing to ComicBook that he’s “bored” by Marvel Studios’ output.

“The Marvel [Studios] movies, I just don’t understand at all,” said Taylor. “I have to be honest, they seem very long to me. I’ve got to be careful the way I say this. I just don’t get them. I’m kind of bored with them and I just don’t find them particularly entertaining. I think they’re really well made in terms of craft. The action is really good. They’re technically really great. They have a lot of actors that I love.
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Superhero Bits: Ghost Rider 2 Director is Bored by McU, Teen Titans Go! Movie Trailer Tomorrow & More

Superhero Bits: Ghost Rider 2 Director is Bored by McU, Teen Titans Go! Movie Trailer Tomorrow & More
When can you catch the first trailer for Teen Titans Go! To the Movies? Could Avengers 4 be an adaptation of the Marvel Comics storyline Secret Wars? Could X-Men becoming part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe end up be more of a problem than people think? Why is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian […]

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Former Marvel Director Says He’s Bored With Marvel Studios Films

If there’s one director that you can bet won’t find himself working with Marvel again, it’s Brian Taylor.

The filmmaker, who was partly responsible for the trainwreck that was Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, recently aired his thoughts on the films that Marvel Studios has been putting out lately. Though he tried to word things carefully, he wasn’t afraid to get blunt, saying that he’s bored with what he’s been seeing.

“The Marvel [Studios] movies, I just don’t understand at all. I have to be honest, they seem very long to me,” Taylor told ComicBook.com. “I’ve got to be careful the way I say this. I just don’t get them. I’m kind of bored with them and I just don’t find them particularly entertaining. I think they’re really well made in terms of craft. The action is really good.
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Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair Are Killer Parents in Mom and Dad Poster

Momentum Pictures has released the first poster for the upcoming dark comedy Mom and Dad, which comes just a few weeks after the crazy trailer was unleashed late last month. In case you missed it, we have the first footage below, along with this one-sheet revealing some of the most intense scenes from this twisted thriller that presents a frightening scenario for any parent and child. This pitch-black horror-comedy is set during a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and would later screen at Fantastic Fest later that month and at the Stiges Film Festival last October. The film also stars Anne Winters as Carly Ryan, the daughter of Brent (Nicolas Cage) and Kendall Ryan (Selma Blair), Zackary Arthur as the youngest Ryan child, Josh, Olivia Crocicchia as Carly's friend Riley,
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New Mom And Dad Stills Promise Crazy Nicholas Cage Action

Imagine if your parents randomly flipped out and came after you and your siblings with homicidal intent? Sounds like things couldn’t possibly get any worse, right? Okay, now imagine that your dad is Nicholas Cage.

This is the high concept premise of Brian Taylor’s (Crank, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) Mom and Dad, in which a teenage girl and her little brother must survive 24 hours during which a mysterious and unexplained mass hysteria causes their parents (played by Nic Cage and Selma Blair) to turn into bloodthirsty monsters. The awesome first trailer was released just the other day, and now, we’ve got this gallery of hi-res stills that indicates that we’re definitely due for some prime Cage craziness – which is absolutely fine by me!

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Watch Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair in the Violent Trailer for ‘Mom and Dad’

Watch Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair in the Violent Trailer for ‘Mom and Dad’
Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair turn lethal in the new teaser for “Mom and Dad.”

“They brought you into this world,” the trailer warns. “Now, they can take you out.”

Written and directed by Brian Taylor, the black comedy centers on a teenage girl and her younger brother’s attempt to survive a 24-hour period when all of the parents in the city are out to kill their children.

In the clip, Cage and Blair start as seemingly normal suburban parents who are complaining about their self-centered kids when they suddenly become violent. Parents then ambush the school yard with murderous intentions, while the news reports widespread attacks on children. At one point, Cage is seen eerily singing the “Hokey Pokey” while swinging a sledgehammer and hunting for his kids inside their home.

“Mom and Dad” marks a return to film for Blair, who has largely chosen TV roles in recent years.

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Watch Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair Play Parents Hunting Their Children in New Trailer for Mom And Dad

  • DailyDead
"They brought you into this world, now they'll take you out." Imagine if Simon Clark's Blood Crazy took place in American suburbia with Nicolas Cage playing one of the infected and you'll start to get an idea of the crazy carnage in Brian Taylor's Mom and Dad, which is teased in its first trailer ahead of its January release from Momentum Pictures.

Following its initial reveal on Yahoo!, you can now watch the new Mom and Dad trailer below. Will you be watching it this January?

"Momentum Pictures will release Mom & Dad in Theaters, on VOD and Digital HD on January 19, 2018.

Mom & Dad stars Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Raising Arizona), Selma Blair (Hellboy, Cruel Intentions), Anne Winters (“13 Reasons Why,” #RealityHigh), and Zackary Arthur (“Transparent,” The 5th Wave). Written and directed by Brian Taylor (Crank, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), the film marks his first solo effort as a writer.
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Nicolas Cage in Official Trailer for Crazy Action Movie 'Mom and Dad'

"We have to get out of the house before mom and dad come home!" Momentum Pictures has released the trailer for Mom and Dad, a wild 'n crazy action movie from Brian Taylor, one half of "Neveldine/Taylor" (of Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance). The concept for this is nuts - something starts making parents go crazy and kill their kids. Yeah, seriously, the opening act shows this and it's freaky. Two kids smarten up and try to safely evade their parents until the madness dies down. Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star as the parents, and Anne Winters and Zackary Arthur as their kids. I saw this movie at the Sitges Film Festival and it's fun, in a very wicked way, but it's not that great. It's a quick, throwaway late night movie when there's nothing better to watch - and Cage's craziness fits perfectly.
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Nicolas Cage Just Wants to Murder His Children in First ‘Mom and Dad’ Trailer

The first trailer for Mom and Dad has landed online, and boy howdy this thing looks nuts. The film hails from writer and director Brian Taylor, one half of the directing duo Neveldine/Taylor that helmed Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and the first two Crank films. For his first solo effort, Taylor crafts a darkly comic action thriller in which parents of a seemingly idyllic suburb all of a sudden have a nagging urge to murder their children. Chaos literally ensues, but what makes Mom and Dad so intriguing is that the central couple here is played by Nicolas …
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‘Happy!’ Review: Christopher Meloni Brings Charm to Syfy’s Dark Action-Comedy Series

For those familiar with Brian Taylor's output thus far, from the notorious Crank to the easily forgettable Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the cocaine-rush camerawork and general spazzed-out tone of Syfy's Happy!, his latest TV project, will not come as a surprise. As with those films, the energy that Taylor and his creative colleagues bring to Happy! in the way of its blitzkrieg editing, effects-heavy imagery, and the aforementioned antic camerawork animates what is otherwise an extremely lazy yet agreeably quirky story. Taylor, who created and adapted the series with Grant Morrison, who penned the …
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David S. Goyer is in Talks To Direct Masters Of The Universe

Masters of the One film project that I've been looking forward to seeing one day. It's been in and out of development for years and I've been hoping to see a great director attached to it. The last director who was developing it was McG, but thankfully that fell apart. Now, according to The Wrap, David S. Goyer is in talks to direct it.

I have mixed feeling about the possibility of Goyer taking on the project. He's written some great films like Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and Dark City. But then he's also written some turds like Jumper and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. As far as his directing resume goes, he directed Blade: Trinity, The Unborn, and The Invisible, which I think were all pretty mediocre films.

Now, Goyer has written the most recent draft of the script for the film, which is fine. But, I
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Review: The Snowman (2017)

Ever looked at something and thought where did it all go wrong? Sometimes a movie has everything going for it, a great concept, a great cast, a great crew and some stunning ideas and then it just flat out does not work. Remember Hancock and how it derailed? Or Neveldine/Taylor’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance? Well, I’m sad to report that director Tomas Alfredson’s (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let The Right One In) adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s novel The Snowman is a real disappointment to fans of the book and newcomers alike.

From the bleak first scene to the impressive who’s who opening credits backed by Marco Beltrami’s unnerving scoring (which practically melts away into unremarkable territory after this point), this is a film that looks like it could have that lingering Scandinavian Drama/Thriller inspired chill and a real horrific thrill. A
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Canceled Twisted Metal Movie Almost Starred Nicolas Cage

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We've still yet to see a properly awesome video game movie, but Hollywood keeps on trying. There are plenty of video game movies that never came to be that could have been awesome, but we'll sadly never know. One such movie is Twisted Metal, which was going to be based on the Sony video game series of the same name. Now, director Brian Taylor (Crank) reveals what the movie would have been, and it would have involved Nicolas Cage with Mad Max: Fury Road style action.

Brian Taylor recently spoke with Collider about his Twisted Metal movie that never was. He was hired to do the movie in 2012, which just so happens to be when Sony launched a rebooted version of the game. As is usually the case with these things, the budget got in the way and prevented Taylor from doing what he wanted to do with it. Here's what he had to say.
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Director Talks ‘Twisted Metal’ Film That Almost Was; Nic Cage as Sweet Tooth?!

“That was gonna be badass… batshit.” You may remember that the Twisted Metal video game franchise was going to be turned into a feature film by Sony back in 2012, with Crank and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor at the helm. Unfortunately, it ended up in development Hell. Speaking with Collider this week, Taylor […]
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