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Let's talk about bodies of work. As in an entire career versus another entire career. Come on. Focus on the acting. Focus on the movies. Fine, both Scarlett Johansson and Dwayne Johnson get most of their attention from being really, really good looking. Each actor had a new movie out this past weekend; Johansson in Luc Besson's Lucy, Johnson with Brett Ratner's Hercules. What happens when these two get into the ring and battle it out? Let's find out in this week's Film Face-off with Scarlett Johansson versus Dwayne Johnson. The Box Office Scarlett Johansson Johansson's three biggest films are Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Iron Man 2, in which she plays...
- Jeff Bayer
Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014.
Directed by James Gunn.
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Peter Serafinowicz and featuring the voice talents of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.
In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.
Dubbed as Marvel’s riskiest venture yet in their sprawling, ever-expanding universe, Guardians of the Galaxy are not the household names that messrrs Iron Man, Captain America and Thor are. In fact, there are many who didn’t even know that this band of misfits existed at all, buried deep beneath The Dark World’s, Winter Soldier’s and terrorists named after fruit. Once Guardians has swept you up into its dizzying spell, you’ll »
- Scott Davis
Diversity is a growing topic in the world of comics. Archie Andrews recently died to protect his gay best friend. Thor's mighty hammer is being handed down to a newly minted super heroine. And the shield of Captain America will be carried by a beloved black character. On the movie front, Joss Whedon's been credited as leading the charge, fighting to keep Black Widow in The Avengers after she was poorly introduced in Iron Man 2. With Avengers: Age of Ultron, the creator of such female-empowering properties as Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly has revealed he has four female leads lined up for his next Marvel outing. Do the math. This could mean an exciting new addition to the Marvel movie universe. Perhaps Ms. Marvel herself? Hey U Guys spoke with Joss Whedon at the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere in London, where the writer-director of Avengers: Age of Ultron »
Guardians of the Galaxy is on the way and Comic Con is underway and Amazon is getting into the comic book mood with a deal for you Marvel and comic book movie fans as the Blu-ray edition of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector's Set) is on sale for 41% off, bringing the suggested retail price down to $129.99. This limited-edition, 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection includes a glowing Tesseract along with Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray presentations of Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, as well as Blu-ray versions of Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk, along with a top-secret Bonus Disc, all in exclusive collectible packaging. To pick up a copy for yourself click here, the offer is valid today only. »
- Brad Brevet
Scarlett Johansson wakes up at the beginning of Luc Besson’s Lucy with a bag of a powerful new drug surgically placed in her stomach. Now an unwilling drug mule, she tries to resist. Her captors accidentally facilitate her escape when she realizes that the new drugs have leaked into her system, making her inexplicitly and increasingly more intelligent. Maybe it wasn’t the best idea to basically create a super-soldier with revenge at the forefront of her mind, and then let her go free.
Before Lucy hits theatres this Friday, we wanted to celebrate the beloved actress with a breakdown of her top ten films thus far. Check out the list below to see if your favourite ScarJo film made the list!
The Avengers (2012)
- Sasha James and Amanda Wood
On a tentpole film, the visual effects credits often run longer than the trailers that preceded it, but only a few of those names have risen to positions of real power in Hollywood.
One is Victoria Alonso, Marvel’s executive VP of visual effects and post-production. A former vfx producer, Alonso oversees Marvel’s vfx production and serves as executive producer on all of the studio’s films, starting with “The Avengers” and including its upcoming release “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Alonso isn’t just the tech chief at Marvel; she’s a key part of the creative team, helping to keep costs down while making sure the pictures feel huge. She says some of Marvel’s most creative moments have come from grappling with limited resources. Take the scene in “Iron Man 2” where Tony Stark and Nick Fury talk while Stark is sitting in a giant donut. “We »
- David S. Cohen
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a fine job of bringing costumed superheroes to the big screen, but frankly, it has a bit of a villain problem. Loki is undoubtedly Marvel’s most popular asset in this department (and their most frequent, having appeared in three films), but everyone else who’s aimed to give Earth’s Mightiest Heroes hell has failed to strike a similar chord.
They don’t last very long, either. Iron Man introduced and killed off the Iron Monger, Obadiah Stane, Iron Man 2 doubled down and introduced Whiplash and Justin Hammer, The Incredible Hulk brought in The Abomination and General Thunderbolt Ross, a constant thorn in the side of the giant green rage monster, and Thor: The Dark World featured dark elf Malekith (who was, honestly, incredibly forgettable). Then there are villains like Captain America: The First Avenger‘s Red Skull and Iron Man 3‘s Mandarin. »
- James Garcia
The actor/filmmaker - best known for voicing Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid video games - is keen to return to the shuttered Marvel Studios project.
"For Black Widow, I wrote [a script] ten years ago and I was attached to direct it then," he told Latino Review.
"Then a few female action movies came out and they didn't do very well. And the movie got shelved.
"It's on IMDb and I'm going to talk to Marvel about possibly re-igniting that project. It really depends on Marvel on what they want to do with that character.
"So that's the status of that right now. As far as I know, it's not a project that's happening yet. But I have written a script for it."
He is also developing the script for an »
The first press screening for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" took place on Friday night with tweets from various film website writers gushing about the comic adaptation. One common bit of praise suggested in several tweets is that the film is more standalone than you expect, and thus feels like its own film rather than just the latest chapter in a bigger saga. That is a good thing.
"Oh #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. You were everything I wanted and more. The most fun I've had watching a movie this year. Gorgeous, just gorgeous. In love w/ #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. Will be talking about it a lot. So wonderfully entertaining and just beautiful. All awards to the VFX team." - Kara Warner
"#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy is the most beautiful looking & humorous @Marvel film to date. @JamesGunn utilizes his soundtrack choices perfectly." - Courtney Howard
"Guardians Of The Galaxy is pretty damn irresistible. Unerring balance of comedy, action and Groot. »
- Garth Franklin
For this week’s quiz we were going to tie in to the release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes by keeping it simple with one question: what the hell happened at the end of the 2001 reboot? But hey, even Tim Burton couldn’t answer that one, so instead, with the San Diego Comic Con-International on the horizon we’ve decided it’s high time we tested your knowledge of superhero movies. So, if you’re feeling confident, take the quiz below and see how many of the 25 superhero movies you can name – and don’t forget to share your score for all to see…
Question 2 Watchmen Minutemen Justice League
Question 5 The Fantastic Four Fantastic Four Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Question 6 Superman: The Movie »
- Gary Collinson
The tweets were alive with the sound of Guardians of the Galaxy last night, shortly after the very first critics screening let loose into the Burbank hills. Disney and Marvel showed the film at the iconic Walt Disney Studios, where, if we're to believe the hype, it did not disappoint.
We've collected some of the best twitter reactions, which call the movie a Marvel masterpiece. Most praise director James Gunn , while no character is singled out (except for maybe Groot). Some even think it's as good or better than Marvel's The Avengers. Is it all hype? We'll know soon enough when the movie opens wide next month. But first, we kick things off with a couple of tweets from our own Brian Gallagher...
#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy was fantastic! Not a false beat in two hours and just an insane amount of fun! #Gotg
— Brian Gallagher (@GallagherMW) July 19, 2014
I hope @JamesGunn is ready »
"This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe." So ran this week's statement from Marvel Comics, announcing that hammer-wielding Norse god Thor will be female in a new comic series. While a number of reactions from fans and industry folk have been dead on, others have been predictably hostile.
Coupled with the imminent release of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is the first Marvel Studios movie to date with a female screenwriter, this announcement has reignited an ever-brewing debate about women in superhero movies. More to the point, the lack thereof.
After Black Widow proved to be more or less second lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year, many were hoping that Marvel would finally bite the bullet and announce a standalone movie for Scarlett Johansson as part of their Phase Three plans. »
Around these parts, Kevin Feige is a man who needs little introduction. As the president of Marvel Studios he holds more power and cinematic sway over the hearts and minds of geeks worldwide than most. For Feige is the man who’s in charge of the Marvel movie master plan that has seen the studio go from taking a boom or bust gamble when it made the first Iron Man, to box office dominance and critical success, while achieving the biggest and most unique multi-film crossover ever when The Avengers hit the big screen back in 2012.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception,” a two-night event on Tuesday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
Actor-director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man 2), Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”), and neuroscientist and screenwriter Ari Handel (“Noah”) will be joined by esteemed cognitive scientists from around the world for a program exploring how experiments in cinematic perception have advanced our understanding of the human brain. Both evenings will be hosted by Dr. Tim J. Smith, a senior lecturer and leading researcher on visual cognition at Birkbeck, University of London.
Filmmakers, cognitive scientists and other special guests will come together for a unique two-night exploration into the science of how movies move us, discussing how filmmaking has evolved to carefully shape the mental and physical responses of audiences.
- Michelle McCue
Laggies seems like an odd title, but with a tagline like “Stop lagging and start living,” it starts to make a little more sense! The coming of age comedy from director Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister) stars Keira Knightley (Begin Again) as a confused 28-year-old who is thrown by a marriage proposal and hides out in the home of her 16-year-old friend (Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz) and her father, played by Iron Man 2′s Sam Rockwell.
Laggies was met with a mostly very positive response at this year’s Sundance, and the trailer does a great job of selling the movie, making it easy to tell whether this will appeal to you when it’s released later this year.
It’s an interesting spin on the normal coming of age drama as the movie will seemingly focus just as much on the two adults realising they need »
- Josh Wilding
Beginning in November, Superior Iron Man will take the place of Marvel's Iron Man comic book for an indefinite run, with Stark relocating to the City by the Bay. The storyline has Stark releasing a mobile app — a version of his Extremis tech that was largely the basis of the film Iron Man 2 — which offers users the promise of beauty, perfection ... and possibly immortality. Those things will, of course, come at a terrible price — and throw Stark's status as one of the good guys into question. In fact, Stark's mad-genius move will pit him against Daredevil, also a recent transplant to San Francisco, as the "Man Without Fear" won't take kindly to Stark's vision. Marvel's new comic, Superior Iron Man, will debut this November. It will be written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Yildray Cinar. New details regarding this new series were provided to Mashable by »
(Cbr) It's been a crazy few months for "Ant-Man": Edgar Wright left the film in May due to creative differences, and new director Peyton Reed took over in June. While many have weighed in on Wright's departure -- from "Ant-Man" actor Michael Douglas to "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau -- a clear picture of why Peyton Reed was Marvel's choice to fill Edgar Wright's shoes hadn't yet emerged. However, IGN spoke with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige during a special "Guardians of the Galaxy" footage screening in London on Tuesday, where he gave a better idea of what qualified Reed for the job. The studio head referenced Reed's longstanding relationship with Marvel -- not only was he once attached to 2005's "Fantastic Four," but he also pitched for "Guardians of the Galaxy" and other Marvel Studios films -- as well as details about the »
- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources
Marvel ended up skating on thin ice with its upcoming Ant-Man adaptation recently when script changes led long-time director Edgar Wright to depart the project, leaving the studio scrambling to find a replacement. As the days turned into weeks, directors came and went, including Adam McKay and Rawson Marshall Thurber, both of whom turned down the gig. Other contenders included Ruben Fleischer and Michael Dowse, but Marvel ended up going with Peyton Reed, a comedy director known for Yes Man and The Break-Up.
More than a few fans responded to the choice with pessimism, bemoaning Wright’s departure and criticizing Marvel for implementing the script changes that forced out the well-respected helmer. Then, news broke that multiple screenwriters, including McKay, Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer, had been brought on board to further rework the script. Needless to say, that particular news nugget didn’t do much to pacify fans.
- Isaac Feldberg
Don’t women already have enough to think about in their lives?
Based off the short film “Piece A’ Cake,” “Audrey is a funny female-drive comedy that takes us in real-time over an hour and half of a young woman’s day as she waits and waits and waits in a restaurant for a man to arrive for their critical third date. As time ticks away and Gene is nowhere to be found, Audrey is swept up through her life as her insecurities and inner demons wreak havoc on her. Forced to face her deepest fears by circumstance — both real and hilariously unreal —Audrey finds the strength and courage she never imagined she had.
The film stars Sybil Darrow (“The Cavern,” “The Sweetest Thing”), Ed Quinn (“The Caller,” “ True Blood”), Charles Shaughnessy (“The Nanny,” “Days Of Our Lives”), Jonathan Chase (“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas,” “Eagle Eye”), Helena Mattsson (“Seven Psychopaths, »
- Gig Patta
There are a lot of "what ifs" in the movie business. There are so many options when it comes to casting actors to play characters in movies. Superhero films are huge right now, and I love most of the actors that studios have cast to play these badass characters. Christian Bale as Batman, Andrew Garfield aa Spider-Man, Henry Cavill as Superman, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man are just a few of many. But these characters could have easily been played by other actors. It's hard to imagine that now since we're already invested in what's in front of our eyes.
I've come up with a list of actors who almost played some of these superheroes. You may already know about some of the close calls on the list, you may not, but when I was researching for this article there were a few things I didn't know before, »
- Joey Paur
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