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Brian Tyler to replace Alan Silvestri for The Avengers: Age of Ultron?

31 December 2013 2:23 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We already know that cinematographer Ben Davis (Kick-Ass, Guardians of the Galaxy) is set to take over from Seamus McGarvey on the 2015 sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now if a new rumour is to be believed, it seems that Marvel and Joss Whedon could also be going in a new direction with the musical score.

Treat this as a rumour for now, but according to a post over at Film Score Monthly (via ComicBookMovie), Brian Tyler - composer on this year's Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, as well as the fanfare for the new Marvel Studios logo - is set to replace The Avengers' Alan Silvestri, who also scored Captain America: The First Avenger

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on May 2nd 2015, with a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson »

- Gary Collinson

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Elizabeth Olsen on Godzilla and The Avengers: Age of Ultron

25 December 2013 8:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote her latest film In Secret, rising star Elizabeth Olsen offered up a few words about two huge blockbusters on the horizon in Gareth Edwards' Godzilla and Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

"I’ve never had to do camera tests. I’ve never done those before, and I was surprised that both Godzilla and Avengers didn’t do it. Both directors, Joss Whedon and Gareth Edwards alike, they just kind of know what they want and they both create things and have an energy and a way they communicate their plans. They can convince any person they want to do a role to do it. They just have such amazing visions. They’re people you want to work with. They are fun, smart guys, and you know it’s going to be a good time. You trust that they »

- Gary Collinson

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What to Watch: Dec. 17-31, 2013

23 December 2013 6:55 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

And so 2013 ends with one final What to Watch to carry you through to 2014. Have some gift card money burning a hole in your wallet? Want something to stream while your family bickers over the holiday? Just need a break from it all? Here are the latest and greatest new releases, listed in the order we’d put ‘em on an Amazon wish list.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

David Lowery’s Sundance hit is a 2013 film that I can guarantee you will grow in esteem as time goes by. Future generations will be surprised that it didn’t get enough attention on its initial release. I’ve been stunned at its complete absence in the year-end conversation. It’s not a perfect film but there’s a lot to like here from Bradford Young’s gorgeous cinematography to great performances by Casey Affleck, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Destroy Cities As Godzilla In New Japanese Website For The 2014 Movie

23 December 2013 12:02 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Click on the image below to view the site. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Cosmopolis), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck., The Bourne Legacy) and Bryan Cranston (Argo, TV's Breaking Bad). »

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Analyzing 2013 CBMs - Kick-ass 2

20 December 2013 6:36 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

What up Cbm! It's Minty, and I’m back again with my analysis of the fourth of this year’s CBMs. While it’s not the most widely watched movie I’d love to hear your opinions on it. Just for context, I’m a massive fan of the original, and so I was really anticipating this one. As always, there will be Spoilers. Please read/skim, comment and enjoy! Kick-Ass 2 Studio: Plan B/Marv/Universal Release Date (Us): August 16, 2013 Director: Jeff Wadlow Box Office (Global): $59 million The Good - Colonel Stars & Stripes: The one thing that both the original and sequel did perfectly was to squeeze one last brilliant performance from a Hollywood star who has perhaps fallen past their prime. After Nicholas Cage’s strangely brilliant turn as Big Daddy in ‘Kick-Ass’, Jim Carrey doesn’t fail to impress as the Colonel, and delivers some truly hilarious lines of dialogue. »

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Starlight: Upcoming Mark Millar Comic already being Optioned for Film

19 December 2013 6:14 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Kick-Ass and Wanted creator Mark Millar negotiating Starlight adaptation. If the deal goes through, it would also extend Twentieth Century Fox’s list of projects in the works with Millar. Twentieth Century Fox is the studio behind Matthew Vaughn‘s adaptation of Millar’s miniseries The Secret Service, which [...]

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- Sam Joseph

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AMC Networks Says Yeah! to Mobile Movie Rentals

18 December 2013 8:36 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Yeah! is going mobile, with AMC Networks set to launch an iPad version of the online movie rental service.

AMC introduced Yeah! in March as an alternative way to rent movies. Titles on the site are older films that are enhanced with interactive elements like polls, links to IMDb and exclusive interviews with the films’ directors and stars on the making of the movies offered up as it plays. There are typically 400 to 500 curated elements of information per pic.

Current enhanced titles include “Pulp Fiction,” “The Shining, No Country for Old Men,” “Dirty Dancing,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Blair Witch Project,” “Caddyshack,” “Superman: The Movie,” “Scream,” “Apocalypse Now Redux,” “The Expendables,” “Kick-Ass,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Kill Bill 1 & 2,” “The Terminator,” “Clerks,” “Child’s Play,” “This is Spinal Tap,” “Jackie Brown” and “The Road Warrior,” with films staying on the service from one to two years.

Directors Richard Donner, Rob Reiner, Wes Craven, »

- Marc Graser

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Brad Pitt turns 50: 10 of the actor's defining career moments

18 December 2013 5:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

2013 has been something of a vintage year for Brad Pitt – his troubled zombie thriller World War Z became a smash hit against all odds, and he co-produced Steve McQueen's critically acclaimed Oscar frontrunner 12 Years a Slave.

As the actor celebrates his 50th birthday, Digital Spy takes a look back over 10 key moments from his on-screen career.

Brad Pitt turns 50: 11 vintage pictures to celebrate

1. This Pringles advert from 1989

Because... wow. Pitt had a few early roles on the small screen – most notably in 21 Jump Street, Dallas and short-lived Fox high school drama Glory Days – but we feel 'Once You Pop', directed by Lawrence Bridges, really sums up the first era of his career. That era being "the eighties".

2. Thelma & Louise (1991)

This year's The Counsellor reunited Pitt with Ridley Scott, the director who gave him his first break on the big screen in 1991's iconic womance. After Billy Baldwin dropped »

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The 10 Best Comic Book Movie Moments Of 2013

18 December 2013 4:59 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

2013 may not have featured anything quite as major as the assemblage of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes or the conclusion of an epic trilogy featuring a certain Caped Crusader, but it was still been a pretty good year for superhero movies. Two of The Avengers starred in their respective solo outings, Superman finally returned to the big screen, Wolverine at last got a worthy spin-off, and the second volume of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s critically acclaimed Kick-Ass was adapted.

There were a few other comic book movies released of course (none of which particularly impressed audiences or critics), but in this feature, we count down the ten best moments which were featured in Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Man of Steel, The Wolverine and Kick-Ass 2. Some of these would prove to be quite controversial, so as always, we’d love to hear whether or not you »

- Josh Wilding

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Trailer Trashin’: The King of the Monsters Returns in Godzilla

17 December 2013 8:22 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Hollywood is being good to us this December, dear readers. This past weekend brought us The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – which is a lot of fun, and I definitely recommend it – and this week sees the release of American Hustle and Saving Mr. Banks, both of which I’m quite looking forward to. And in even more good news, this week’s Trailer Trashin’ column is one I’ve been looking forward to writing for a long time, because we finally have our first look at my most anticipated movie of next year – Godzilla.

Premise: An epic rebirth of Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

My take: As I’ve written about before in this column, I have loved Japanese monster movies ever since I was a kid. »

- Timothy Monforton

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Elysium,' 'Prisoners,' 'Predator 3D'

17 December 2013 11:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints"

What's It About? This little Texan indie is part romance and part dramatic thriller. Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, and Ben Foster headline this top-notch cast about a man on the run, the woman he loves, and the sheriff who tries to get between them. (Not in a romantic way, just, you know, because he's a man of the law and Affleck's character broke out of jail.)

Why We're In: It's a slow and sweet Sundance favorite, and the Texas weather looks a whole lot hotter than the snow most of us are dealing with every day.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (1920) - Deluxe Edition

What's It About? John Barrymore stars as Dr. Jekyll and evil Edward Hyde in this classic silent horror film directed by John S. Robertson. Scientific experiments! Debauchery! Murder!

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- Jenni Miller

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The Weekly Planet Podcast - Dumbest Moments In Comic Book Movies

17 December 2013 4:33 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Subscribe to The Weekly Planet on iTunes or check out the embedded audio player below for this week’s episode. And thank you so much for listening, you're support has been incredible! Subscribe to The Weekly Planet on iTunes or listen to it via direct download here. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Cosmopolis), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck., The Bourne Legacy) and Bryan Cranston (Argo, TV's Breaking Bad). We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great »

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Movie News: Cool 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Motion Poster; 'Kick-Ass' Creator's Next Comic Heading to Big Screen

16 December 2013 8:00 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Wes Anderson's upcoming The Grand Budapest Hotel looks like another delightful adventure, with an all-star cast and a light comic tone. A cool new motion poster reflects that spirit. The movie opens in theaters on March 7. [Fox] Starlight: Writer Mark Millar (Wanted, Kick-Ass, The Secret Service) is in talks to sell the movie rights to his upcoming comic book series to Fox. Starlight deals with a "space hero" who is called upon for "one last adventure," 35 years after he saved the universe, unbeknownst to anyone on Earth. Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) will produce. [Heat Vision] Avatar Sequels: James Cameron is going where Peter Jackson has gone before. Three sequels to Cameron's Avatar will be shot...

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- Peter Martin

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Mark Millar lines up Starlight film at Fox

16 December 2013 12:42 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to Mark Millar's Starlight.

The studio will adapt the Kick-Ass creator's upcoming superhero miniseries, reports Latino Review.

The six-issue miniseries described as "Flash Gordon meets The Dark Knight Returns" was announced earlier in December.

It will centre around a hero who saved the universe 35 years before, but returned to a normal life on Earth, where no-one believed his tales.

He is called upon to ride out one last time when a rocket ship arrives on Earth.

The X-Men franchise's Simon Kinberg is expected to produce the movie.

The Goran Parlov-illustrated Starlight will kick off a new shared universe of superhero stories from the writer's Millarworld line when it arrives at Image Comics in 2014.

Watch Mark Millar discuss Kick-Ass 2 with Digital Spy below: »

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The Week in Spandex - The Spidey Cinematic Universe, Batman vs. Superman, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Superman Lives, Arrow and more

15 December 2013 10:59 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, The Sinister Six, Batman vs. Superman, Superman Lives, Arrow, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more....

After an absolutely crazy week for superhero news last time around, things have slowed down a little over the past seven days, although there's still plenty to get through in this edition of The Week in Spandex, starting with Sony's big announcement that it's given the green light to two villain-centred spin-offs from its Amazing Spider-Man franchise in Venom and The Sinister Six. Venom didn't come as much as a surprise, seeing as Sony has been keen to get it off the ground for some time now, having attached Chronicle director Josh Trank before he jumped ship to another Marvel project in »

- Gary Collinson

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Fox Snatches Up Mark Millar’s Starlight

15 December 2013 2:49 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Wanted” and “Kick-Ass” creator Mark Millar (left) just sold his latest comic book, the Flash Rogers-esque sounding “Starlight” to 20th Century Fox, continuing the prolific Scottish writer’s partnership with the studio. As you’ll recall, the studio previously set Millar as their comic book movie universe “consultant” (whatever that means). According to THR, Millar’s “Starlight”, which includes artwork by Goran Parlov, “centers on a space hero who saved the universe 35 years ago but came back to Earth, where no one believed his fantastic stories. He settled down, got married, had kids and got old, but then is called back for one last adventure when his old rocket shows up.” Simon Kinberg, who was recently tapped by Fox as their version of Joss Whedon, by overseeing their comic book properties including the “X-Men” line of movies, will produce “Starlight” — if and when it eventually gets made. Being that a »

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Jim Carrey & Aaron Taylor-Johnson Featured In New Kick-ass 2 Extended Scenes

15 December 2013 7:57 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010's irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass' (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. The holidays will pack an extra punch this year as Kick-Ass 2, the second installment in the irreverent action-comedy franchise, comes to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand on December 17, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD on December 3, 2013. In addition to more than an hour of behind-the-scenes featurettes, filmmaker commentary, and extended scenes, the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also comes »

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Fox's Superhero Lineup Grows With Mark Millar's Upcoming Comic Starlight

14 December 2013 1:29 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There.s no denying the superhero comic adaptation is nearing a saturation point . for some it.s well past . and there is still an enormous wealth of characters that haven.t even entered the conversation yet. Kick-Ass co-creator Mark Millar.s next limited series Starlight isn.t going to come out until next year, but 20th Century Fox is in negotiations to acquire the title, beating out two other studios for the rights. Even though the film versions of Millar.s films have ranged only from decent to watchable, his comics are good enough for directors to keep working with. Oh, and speaking of superheroes, X-Men: Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg is on board to produce the film, and while some sites are reporting he.ll also be screenwriting, the superhero brainiacs at Latino Reviewbroke the news via Twitter and said he.s only attached as a producer, »

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20th Century Fox Eyes Mark Millar’s Space Fantasy Comic Starlight for Movie Adaptation

13 December 2013 4:09 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

20th Century Fox is atop a short list of movie studios looking to adapt Mark Millar's upcoming comic book, a space fantasy adventure titled Starlight.  Intended to be a six-part miniseries, Starlight is described as a mash-up of Flash Gordon and The Dark Knight Returns, as it centers on a space hero returning to Earth to settle down, but is called into action when his old spaceship shows up.  The comic, written by Millar and illustrated by Goran Parlov, will show up in stores next March under the Image comics banner.  Hit the jump for more on its potential movie adaptation. News of Fox looking to acquire the rights of Starlight comes courtesy of Latino Review.  The report also has Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) on board the project as a producer, and as part of Kinberg's recent deal with the studio, he's also signed on to adapt the property. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Fox in Talks to Pick Up Mark Millar's 'Starlight'

13 December 2013 2:31 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Twentieth Century Fox is in negotiations to pick up Starlight, an upcoming comic from Wanted and Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar. Simon Kinberg, who worked on X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, will produce the adaptation.  Exclusive: First Look: Mark Millar's New 'Starlight' Comic The comic, drawn by Goran Parlov and due to be published by Image in March, is described by Millar as Flash Gordon meets The Dark Knight Returns. It centers on a space hero who saved the universe 35 years ago but came back to Earth, where no one believed his fantastic stories. He settled

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