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While Johnny Depp and Tim Burton cast their deliciously Dark Shadows, there are plenty of other juicy Premieres to sink your teeth into this summer. Next week brings laughter, tears and fears with the return of everyone's favourite dorks in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Brighton-set tearjerker Now Is Good, and more found-footage chills in Paranormal Activity 4. But a special movie requires a special entrance, so on Monday 1 July we'll be making way for the world's greatest secret agent in the UK's biggest box office hit of all time: Skyfall. »
This week Bryan Fuller‘s weekly jaw-drop exercise Hannibal wraps up its first unexpectedly stellar season. But of course you wouldn’t know that, because you’re too chicken to actually watch it, right? It’s okay – you can admit it. We’re among friends here. You know – the kinds of friends who would love to have you for dinner.
Okay, okay – so maybe you’re not scared, and you just don’t have the appetite for this brand of bloody buffet. But Hannibal transcends standard hack-and-slash genre television in a number of ways – which is probably why it’s already been renewed for a second season of ghastly, envelope-pushing intrigue.
Here’s a quick rundown of reasons you really should be watching.
1. Carnage, psychosis and existential despair have never looked so good
Hannibal is the most ghoulishly gorgeous show on television. The super-saturated colors and dramatic production design, the »
- Brian Juergens
Some bad news for anyone looking forward to the long-awaited Sin City sequel... with just under four months to go until its scheduled release date of October 4th, The Weinstein Company has decided to push back the Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller-helmed comic book adaptation a little over ten months, with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For now set to hit cinemas on August 22nd 2014.
The follow-up to Rodriguez and Miller's cult 2005 hit, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is one of two Rodriguez-directed sequels in production (the other being Machete Kills, which arrives in September). The script has been written by Rodriguez, Miller and Oscar-winner William Monahan (The Departed) and the film is set to feature an all-star cast, with returning Sin City stars Bruce Willis (A Good Day to Die Hard), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Jessica Alba (Machete), Rosario Dawson (Trance), Jaime King (My Bloody Valentine »
- Flickering Myth
Enjoy a week of moviemaking excellence as we celebrate some of cinema's greatest visionaries with featured box sets playing wall-to-wall on Sky Movies Greats HD. From Soderbergh to Spielberg, you can also behold the masters at work on demand, whenever and wherever you like. And to herald the arrival of fiendish premiere Dark Shadows on Friday 21 June, we'll be spending Thursday in the weird and wonderful world of Tim Burton. »
Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel,” which could hit $100 million this weekend, and Sony’s ensemble comedy “This Is the End,” tracking in the high-$30 million range, will keep summer domestic box office flying high as current totals are more than 6% ahead of this time last year.
Summer totals (from May 3 to June 11) have reached $1.488 billion, compared to $1.403 billion last year.
See Also: “Man of Steel” – Film Review
If “Man of Steel,” from Legendary Pictures, Syncopy and DC Comics, reaches nine figures, it will be the second film this summer to score a $100 million-plus three-day opening. (Warners is managing expectations with an estimate around $80 million.) “Fast and Furious 6″ well surpassed $100 million over the long Memorial Day weekend, with $97 million in its first three days.
- Andrew Stewart
It’s been six years since we devoured 300 on the big screen and next spring we’ll be able to finally enjoy its sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire produced by Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) and starring Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Eva Green (Dark Shadows) Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad) and Rodrigo Santoro (Lost), just to name a few. Check out this trailer!
Trailer: 300: Rise of an Empire – Official #1
Lots of really slow motion action kills in there. No doubt there will be more blood.
- Jess Orso
Following the European premiere of Man of Steel last night, Warner Bros. dropped the first trailer for the sequel to Zack Snyder’s movie 300 this time called 300: Rise of an Empire. This first trailer starts off where 300 ended seeing Xerxes standing over the body of King Leonidas’ body with a chilling narration from Lena Headey blending into a lust for blood as the Spartans head off for revenge again the evil Xerxes.
The film stars Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, Eva Green as Artemisia. Lena Headey as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson as Aeskylos David Wenham as Dilios, and Rodrigo Santoro as the Persian King Xerxes. 300: Rise of an Empire and should be with us March 2014. The film is directed by Noam Murro with the screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad.
- David Sztypuljak
More death and destruction await in this first, Spartan-fuelled preview for 300: Rise Of An Empire.
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield – on the sea – as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
300: Rise Of An Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton (“Gangster Squad”) as Themistokles and Eva Green (“Dark Shadows,” “Casino Royale”) as Artemisia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from 300 as the Spartan Queen, »
- Michelle McCue
The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton (“Gangster Squad”) as Themistokles and Eva Green (“Dark Shadows,” “Casino Royale”) as Artemisia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from “300” as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson (“Clash of the Titans”) stars as Aeskylos; David Wenham returns as Dilios, and Rodrigo Santoro stars again as the Persian King, Xerxes.
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
“300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading »
- Kellvin Chavez
The bad news: it's been pushed a whole year until March 2014. The good news is, the new trailer for “300: Rise of an Empire” is here, even if it's now nine months early (maybe everyone figured, "hell, it's done!"). Don't look for many original players (though a few are back). Zack Snyder's not directing (though he is producing), Gerard Butler and all those dudes bit it at the end of the first film. Instead you've got filmmaker Noam Murro, the indie director behind 2008's "Smart People," who must have put together some impressive promo reel to convince Warner Bros. he could go from that tiny, talky indie to this would-be tentpole. There aren't a lot of stars either. Sullivan Stapleton (“Gangster Squad”) plays Themistokles and Eva Green (“Dark Shadows,” “Casino Royale”) plays the villaness Artemisia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from “300” as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson »
- Rodrigo Perez
This is the latest poster for 300: Rise of an Empire, and it features a wave of blood. If you've seen the first movie, then you know there's going to be a lot of blood spilt in battle.
The movie is being directed by Noam Murro from a screenplay written by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad. It's based on the graphic novel Xerxes, by Frank Miller. The first film was so badass. It's my motivational workout movie. I hope this sequel ends up being just as awesome.
It's is set to be released on August 2nd, 2013 and here's the synopsis:
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge »
- Joey Paur
Movie cliches are unavoidable; the director only has two-odd hours to take you from start to finish, so whether a high school's social structure is built on a thin foundation of classic nerd and jock stereotypes or a wedding is abruptly interrupted by the aw-shucks nice guy who's finally ready to spill his guts, there's bound to be some shortcuts along the way.
But sometimes Hollywood takes it a bit further, hitting us with cliches that are so oddly specific (and frequently divorced from reality) that they make you wonder if they've been written by a random plot-generating robot with limited resources and a tenuous grasp on the human experience. So sit back, relax, and set your deja vu detectors to "on" as we break down ten insanely specific things that are commonplace in the movieverse.
1. Character Dislikes Past/Future Version of Themselves
- Adam D'Arpino
Feature James Clayton 31 May 2013 - 06:26
Has Twilight left us with vampire fatigue? As Byzantium emerges, James argues that there are plenty of stories left to tell in the lore...
Remember the My Chemical Romance song, Vampires Will Never Bore You? You probably don't because that wasn't the actual title of the track. Nevertheless, there's no reason why the theatrical rock troupe can't remix Vampires Will Never Hurt You with revised, more upbeat lyrics for a new cultural zeitgeist in order to assist the ailing undead.
The coffin-dwellers are suffering a public image crisis and an exhilarating, affirmative pop anthem would be the perfect thing to rally spirits. It might also attract armies of impassioned, hyper-emotional adolescents going through their teen goth rebellion phase. A mass macabre awareness campaign is called for and the vampires need fresh blood and fresh resolve to bare their fangs with fierce determination.
Why do they need this? »
I know that it’s tough to get excited over a Tim Burton film nowadays, but take a look at the cast and crew for his upcoming Big Eyes: Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams! The writers of Ed Wood! And Johnny Depp is nowhere near it (yet)! Add to that another delicious character actor in Danny Huston (Hitchcock) and I think we can be cautiously optimistic on this one.
Danny Huston is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Big Eyes to play a “burnt-out, heavy drinking gossip reporter.” Is there any other type of gossip reporter? He’ll be appearing opposite Waltz and Adams as husband and wife team Walter and Margaret Keane, who made a big splash with ‘big-eye’ portraits in the 1950s and 60s. The relationship began to fall apart, however, when arguments surfaced about who was actually doing the art work, and who was taking all the credit. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but there are going to be two movies about "The ABCs of Death." A sequel to the creepy anthology is on the way, and filmmakers are promising a leaner and meaner set of horrors. You remember how this works: each director creates a short based on a theme related to a letter of the alphabet, and of course, death. Alex de la Iglesia ("The Last Circus"), Rodney Ascher ("Room 237"), and Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton have already signed on to direct, plus there will be another competition to find the 26th filmmaker. The sequel is planned for a 2014 release, so you have plenty of time to break out your camera and get to work.
We're Officially Getting a 'Gremlins' Reboot
- Alison Nastasi
A reboot of 1984 movie Gremlins has apparently been confirmed.
It is not yet clear who will direct the picture.
> 'Gremlins' review: Fiendishly funny classic re-released for Christmas
> 'Gremlins': The Top 10 Moments
Watch the trailer »
When it comes to gremlins, there are certain hard and fast rules one should keep in mind at all times: Never expose them to direct sunlight, never get them wet, and never, ever feed them after midnight.
But nobody said anything about never doing any remakes with them.
Which is either a very good thing or a grave oversight depending on your point of view, because according to Bloody Disgusting, the 1984 cult classic "Gremlins" is indeed being remade — and Seth Grahame-Smith is going to be producing it.
Grahame-Smith, of course, is best known to most movie fans not as a producer but as a writer, thanks to the screenplays he wrote for "Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," which was adapted from his own novel of the same name.
Both of those movies were box office bombs. And they were both savaged by critics. So while we're a bit »
- Scott Harris
Bloody Disgusting reports that Warner Bros is officially moving forward with their remake of the 1984 classic, Gremlins.
Although no director has been announced, writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will produce, along with David Katzenberg (The Hard Times of Rj Berger). It is unknown if Grahame-Smith will write the script.
The plot details for the Og Gremlins changes depending on who you ask.
Synopsis’ for Gremlins (1984)
IGN: A bunch of little monsters seek out some fun.
Comcast: A cute little “mogwai” spawns demented demons when his young owner disregards the advice given by its previous owner. Somewhat dark and a lot of fun!
IMDb: A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
WB: A small town is besieged by some furry and not-so-cute little creatures after a young man ignores the warnings »
- Alex Corey
This just in from our friends at Bloody Disgusting: Warner Bros. has apparently abandoned a much-hyped plan to produce a new Gremlins sequel (23 years after Gremlins 2: The New Batch left theaters) in favor of a straight-up remake of the original Steven Spielberg/Joe Dante classic. Yes, you read that right; not even the adorable Gizmo and his demonic spawn are safe from the mighty studio remake machine. According to Warner, Seth Grahame-Smith, best known as the author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and screenwriter on Tim Burton's Dark Shadows (he's also working on the script for a pending Beetlejuice sequel), is lined up to co-produce the remake with David Katzenberg, but it's yet to be confirmed whether he will be writing the script. We're not sure where this might be going, but rest assured there's more news to come, so get ready »
- Gregory Burkart
Here’s a story likely to get blood boiling and sharp fangs gnashing. According to an attribution-free story at Bloody Disgusting, Warner Bros. has decided to switch long-bubbling plans to work up a Gremlins sequel and is instead throwing a reboot into the development swimming pool.Likely to cause further consternation is word that Dark Shadows writer/producer Seth Grahame-Smith and producing partner David Katzenberg – already raiding the back catalogues for a new Beetlejuice film – are on board to oversee this one. There's no word on whether Grahame-Smith also plans to write the script.Of course, it’s very early days, with no writers or directors attached and not a hint as to casting. The Joe Dante original (and its less respected, but still incredibly fun sequel) hold a special place in lots of cinema-goers' hearts. So naturally the idea of a reboot is likely to cause concern. Still, we »
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