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For the third weekend in a row, American Sniper is going to easily take the top spot at the box office. Even with the Super Bowl monopolizing attention on Sunday, Sniper should still easily add at least $30 million over the three-day period.Among the weekend's new releases, found footage time travel movie Project Almanac should provide decent counterprogramming for teen moviegoers, while Black or White and The Loft will be lucky to earn a combined $10 million.Through 13 days in wide release, American Sniper has already earned $213.4 million. This weekend, it expands to an additional 180 locations, which brings its total count to 3,885; that's a new record for an R-rated movie, ahead of the record that Sniper set last weekend.On fantastic word-of-mouth, the movie dropped a very light 28 percent last weekend. With tough competition from the Super Bowl on Sunday, a similar drop this weekend is out of the question. Still, »
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Hall was forced to exit the project due to a scheduling conflict, though it remains unclear which role Urban is taking over. A representative for the actor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
- Jeff Sneider
Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1915…
Borag Thungg, Earthlets! This week sees long lost brothers, friends reunited and extra-dimensional, fang-toothed monsters. Or, as Shia Labeouf calls it, “a noraml Tuesday night.”
Judge Dredd gets this issue’s front cover spot, with the four Dark Judges under the pun-tastic caption ‘Fiends Reunited’. This week is the 35th anniversary of Judge Death’s first appearance (way back in 1980’s Prog 149), so he’s celebrating by taking over and killing everyond aboard the Mayflower, an intergalactic colony for the super-rich. The captain’s cries for help come over Dredd’s shuttle’s speaker system, still 12 days away. Usually, jumps in time like that disappate all tension, but John Wagner uses it to further increase the unease. The Mayflower is like a sleeping beast when the (Light?) Judges arrive. The calm after the storm is quickly revealed as just a momentary pause, when Death shoots down Dredd’s ship. »
- Oli Davis
Judge Dredd Classics: Judge Death #1
Art: Brian Bolland
Letters: Tom Frame
Colours: Charlie Kirchoff
Originally Published in 2000Ad: Progs 149-151 and 225
“Do you know what “nemesis” means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an ‘orrible c***… me.” -Brick Top
Sherlock has Moriarty. Batman has the Joker. The Doctor and the Master. Judge Dredd and Death. Many of the great literary heroes find themselves locked into an endless dance of wits and violence against the antitheses of their beliefs. Today, to coincide with the release of Judge Dredd Classics: Judge Death we will delve into the relationship of these two mortal enemies.
- Sean Tonelli
Plenty of films have documented the salacious nature of infidelity in the past, whether it be a breezy subplot for a romantic comedy or the center of attention in a more drama-oriented project. For The Loft, Erik Van Looy’s thriller very much falls into the latter category, telling the story of five well-to-do men who think they’ve concocted the ultimate plan of deceit when they pitch in to purchase a sleek penthouse in the middle of the city, providing them with a concrete outlet for extra-martial affairs and the like.
But when the dead body of an unknown woman appears in the twisted apartment, their seemingly bulletproof plan begins to fall away at the seems, and their relationship between one and other is also put to the test.
- Michael Briers
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Constantine, Batman vs. Robin, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agent Carter, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Black Cat, Powers and more…
We’ll kick things off this week with Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which gave us a new shot (well, new angle) of Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight thanks to an image of Batman alongside the previously released promo shots of Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel and Gal Gadot’s Amazon Princess, as well as some promotional artwork of the World’s Finest squaring off, »
- Gary Collinson
Ever heard of second-tier DC superhero Fatman? Because he might be starring in the new Zack Snyder film.
Oooh, it’s just Ben Affleck with a ‘six pack’ (or ‘beer gut’) as Batman in the latest photos from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Speaking of that epic team-up film, we also have the thoughts of its fight choreographer (he reckons it’s the best movie ever) And George Lucas, the Star Wars daddio, finally gives his thoughts on Jj Abrams’ The Force Awakens.
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- Oli Davis
With the launch of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice still over a year away, Warner Bros. is continuing with preparations for the rest of the films they have announced for their DC Cinematic Universe.
One of those announced and already in pre-production is Aquaman, the aquatic hero who can talk to fish, starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), who is reported to have signed a four-picture deal with WB. The solo film is set for a 2018 release, and the cogs are moving quickly on the project.
Rumours abound that there are two scripts in the mix for the film, both of which are are big budget adventures, putting the Aquaman film into a huge, expansive adventure. All of that will of course follow Momoa’s appearance in Dawn of Justice next year, alongside Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader, Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, »
- Scott J. Davis
Director: Alex Garland
Running Times: 108 minutes
Synopis: Caleb (Gleeson), a computer coder, wins a work lottery. The prize? A week with company head, and recluse, Nathan (Isaac) who wants him to test his latest invention, an embodied artificial intelligence known as Ava (Vikander).
2015 film has started off strong, The Theroy Of Everything, and Birdman have had audiences captivated since their New Year’s Day release, and now in week four comes another spark of brilliance from EX_MACHINA. Finally amongst all the remakes and reboots, sequels and prequels, comes a truly original story. Written by Alex Garland, the scribe responsible for 28 Days Later, Sunshine. The Beach and Dredd, EX_MACHINA is a beautifully thought-out tense philosophical thriller that will keep the grey-matter engaged for the duration. The title is clearly inspired by the latin phrase ‘Deus Ex Machina’ which translates roughly to »
- Kat Smith
Alex Garland's taut, tense directorial debut Ex Machina is many things: it's a claustrophobic thriller, a high-concept science fiction story, a character-driven chamber play, an exploration of the possibilities of artificial intelligence and a treatise on human consciousness.
It's also breathlessly entertaining, representing a very smooth transition to directing for veteran writer-producer Garland, whose past CV highlights include Danny Boyle's Sunshine, Kazuo Ishiguro adaptation Never Let Me Go and 2012's good-against-the-odds Dredd reboot.
The film is essentially a three-hander - with another key character coming into play later on - centred on everyman programmer Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), who is selected to take part in a groundbreaking artificial intelligence experiment. The AI in question is Ava (Alicia Vikander), created by the reclusive Nathan (Oscar Isaac) to be the world's first genuinely conscious machine.
Digital Spy sat down with Garland, Vikander and Gleeson to discuss how Ex Machina came to be, »
Last month, rumor spread that Mud and Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols was being considered to direct WB/DC's Aquaman solo film starring Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa. Now Latino-Review reports that 300: Rise of an Empire director Noam Murro is a new contender for the job, although a final decision hasn't been made as of yet. As Lr notes, the Murro possibility makes sense considering his ties with 300: Roae producer Zack Snyder who, though not officially considered a godfather of WB's superhero franchise, is about as close as it gets considering he'll have directed Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and both parts of the upcoming Justice League (at least) when all is said and done.
- Ben Pearson
Karl Urban has already made a significant impact on the world of comic book movies - most notably with his starring role in the growing cult hit Dredd - but it was only a matter of time before one of the DC or Marvel cinematic universes reeled him in for a part. If new rumors are to be believed, it seems that DC may have won the race, as new reports suggest that he is being looked at for a supporting role and possibly the villain in Aquaman. Paired with their report saying that 300: Rise of an Empire director Noam Murro is being looked at to helm the upcoming DC project, Latino Review has pumped out a scoop saying that Karl Urban is being considered for a key role in Aquaman. According to the story, the folks at Warner Bros. are waiting for the Kiwi actor to wrap up »
It's been a while since we've heard anything on the Aquaman front, but now Latino Review have provided a few juicy details on who might just take the helm of Arthur Curry's solo movie in 2018. According to them both Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud) and Noam Murrow (300: Rise Of An Empire) are the directors Warner Bros' are looking at to guide Jason Momoa through the perilous depths. Both have very different filmmaking styles, but that might fit with what the site are also hearing about 2 different scripts doing the rounds. As far as casting goes, word is that WB are waiting for Star Trek 3 to finish production because they are interested in Karl Urban (Dredd) for an "unspecified supporting role", which could well be the villain, Ocean Master. I think Nichols is a very inteetsing choice, but considering I named the 300 sequel as one of my worst »
After providing scripts for the likes of 28 Days Later, Sunshine, and Dredd, novelist Alex Garland is adding director to his resume with Ex Machina, a stylish sci-fi thriller which tackles some well worn ideas in an extremely smart and creepy way. Almost a year before they the screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Domhnail Gleeson and Oscar Isacc team up as Caleb, a coder working for major search engine Bluebook, and Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. Summoned to Nathan's remote mountain home under the pretense of winning the staff lottery to spend a week with the boss, Caleb soon discovers he has been chosen as the human component in a Turing test to establish if a computer, in this case A.I. robot Ava (Alicia Vikander), can pass as a human being. What follows is a week of tests where it becomes increasingly harder for Caleb to figure out who, »
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His name is Judge Death and in his eyes all life is crime! Together with his brothers Fear, Fire, and Mortis, the super-fiend from Deadworld is determined to end all life in Mega-City One once and for all! This compilation features classic Judge Death tales from the pages of 2000 Ad, including his stunning debut story by co-creators John Wagner and Brian Bolland.
There is no Dredd villain more perfect, more extreme and more disturbing than Judge Death. Under the firm belief that all life is a crime and the sentence is death there is no doubt he is as committed to his duty as Dredd is. However, despite his job dedication, he is the complete opposite to Dredd.
- Andrew Newton
Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – America…
In Mega-City One, the Judges are the law – acting as judge, jury, and executioner. But how do the citizens really feel about a system where they are powerless? America Jara and Bennett Beeny grow up as best friends, living a fairly trouble-free life in a dangerous city… bar the odd encounter with a Judge. Time draws them apart, and when they are brought back together, Beeny is a successful singer and America has become involved with a terrorist organisation – with the Judges in its sights! Written by John Wagner (A History of Violence) with art by Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd) this dark and complex tale is regularly cited as the greatest Judge Dredd story ever written!
This really is a no-brainer here! I’ll be fairly open – if you’ve wanted to start entering the universe of 2000Ad then this is your first step. »
After giving new life to the zombie and space opera genres with the Danny Boyle-directed duo of “28 Days Later” and “Sunshine” and devastatingly adapting Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go” for Mark Romanek, it seemed inevitable that screenwriter Alex Garland would eventually find his way into the director’s chair (especially after those rumors that he took over from credited helmer Pete Travis in the editing room of “Dredd,” which he also wrote). What was less inevitable is that Garland’s directorial debut “Ex Machina” would be any good: if the film fell flat, he’d be far from the first scribe to unsuccessfully attempt directing. As such, it’s extremely pleasurable to report that the picture is a triumph: it's arguably Garland’s tightest and most fascinating screenplay to date, brought to life with meticulous filmmaking and sensational performances. It's the first great film of 2015. Like his earlier work, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1914…
Borag Thungg, Earthlets! There are exploding heads, possessed heads and robot heads in this week’s issue. But first…
John Wagner’s Judge Dredd storyline ‘Dark Justice’ is now in full, gruesome flow. The Dark Judges have been awakened aboard the Mayflower (a spaceship colony shepherding Mega City One’s rich and famous to a better planet) and are proceeding to wreak havoc, deck by deck. In anyone else’s hands, Judge Death and his comrades would be a tedious collection of second-tier, one-dimensional villains. They have no backstory, nor any human conflict within their rotted hearts. They are simply out to kill. But then what is Dredd if not an uncomprimising force for justice? They say the best antagonists encapture the flaws of the hero. Wagner subverts one of Dredd’s greatest assets – unshakeable determination – into the ruthlessness of the Dark Judges.
Subversion is »
- Oli Davis
Yesterday we brought you some concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens showing Max von Sydow’s as-yet-unnamed character along with what appeared to be Darth Vader next to some Imperial Stormtroopers [check the images out here], and now thanks to Star Wars 7 News we have a few more images, this time featuring the redesigned Episode VII X-Wings…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and also sees returning stars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones »
- Gary Collinson
Stripping his sci-fi remit back down to basics after the high-profile excesses of Dredd, Alex Garland makes his long-awaited directorial debut with the taut, intimate Ex Machina. A high-concept AI thriller told like a chamber play, Garland's script puts the focus heavily on his powerhouse young cast, their loaded interactions posing questions that are as frequently emotional as existential.
Domhnall Gleeson, who after Frank is becoming known as the everyman thrust into a brave new world, plays a meek young software engineer selected in a competition to take part in a groundbreaking robotics experiment. Transported by helicopter to a remote, sleekly futuristic compound, Caleb is enlisted by reclusive genius Nathan (Oscar Isaac) to test the limitations of a remarkable new AI crafted in the shape of a young woman, »
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