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Robert Downey Jr. brings roses and Josh Brolin as every Avenger gets a Marvel panel moment

26 July 2014 8:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

San Diego — Rumor had it that during their highly anticipated Comic-Con panel Marvel Studios would announce which actor is playing the new Doctor Strange in Scott Derrickson's upcoming big screen adaptation. Rumor also had it that Marvel would reveal who is playing Captain Marvel, a much-needed super-powered female Avenger that is expected to cameo in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Neither event happened. Instead, the studio announced that a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy" has already been greenlit and it already has a release date of July 28, 2017. Oh yeah, and they showed a massive amount of footage from Joss Whedon's "Avengers" sequel with almost the entire cast on hand. A who's who of Hollywood stars including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elisabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Bettany »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Two new clips from Brett Ratner’s Hercules

24 July 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Brett Ratner’s (X-Men: The Last Stand) comic book adaptation Hercules arrives in North American theaters tomorrow, and ahead of its release, we’ve got a couple of new clips for you below (and don’t forget to check out our review here)…

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.

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- Gary Collinson

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Is Close To Achieving His One Percent

23 July 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Television shows, generally, have a lengthy gestation period. There’s the early development and writing, the dealings with networks, casting and pre-production, among many other stages. Filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is getting close to delivering his latest project – One Percent – to the small screen, however, courtesy of series producer Media Rights Captial.

With plans to take the project out to buyers shortly, Mrc is hoping to package quite a formidable range of talent to boost interest. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is directing the series, which he co-created along with Nicolas Giacobone, Armando Bo and Alexander Dinelaris. Ed Helms (The Office), Ed Harris (Snowpiercer) and two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) are apparently circling main roles in the production.

The story takes place within the organic farming community, and centres on a young couple – fighting to keep both their business and personal lives afloat. While the premise sounds a »

- Sarah Myles

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Captain America Cozies Up With Alice Eve in First Look at Chris Evans’ Directorial Debut (Photo)

23 July 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Evans might be just the man Alice Eve needs in “Before We Go,” the “Avengers” star's directorial debut. The first look at the indie romantic drama (above) shows Eve cozying up to Evans at a New York City diner. Also read: Radius Exec Tom Quinn on ‘Snowpiercer,’ VOD and Longform Desire: ‘I'm a Binge Viewer in the Worst Way’ “Before We Go,” formerly known as “1:30 Train,” follows Eve's character lost in the dark underbelly of New York at night with nothing and no one after missing her train to Boston. That is, until Evans, playing a down-on-his-luck saxophone player, »

- Greg Gilman

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Nicholas Bell’s Top 10 Best of 2014 So Far…

22 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

#10. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Without a doubt, Anderson’s darkest film to date, this also has to be the richest and most complex of his films. A starry supporting cast whirls around the delectable Ralph Fiennes, treading throughout the director’s glorious off beat style. By now, many perhaps take Anderson’s visual mastery for granted, or even dismiss him, yet his work has only become more thrillingly accomplished.

#9. Locke

A film completely set in a moving car with only the visage of Tom Hardy to interact with disembodied voices (one of which is Olivia Colman)? Abandon all fear of tediousness as you experience one of the most inventive and engaging experiments you’ll see this year. Hardy, if you’ve seen Bronson, obviously has no hard time sharing the screen with himself, and while it’s a more subdued performance here, this one’s not to miss.

#8. Burning Bush »

- Nicholas Bell

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The Rock vs. The Nemean Lion in new Hercules clip

22 July 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this week, MGM and Paramount Pictures have dropped a new clip from Brett Ratner’s (X-Men: The Last Stand) comic book adaptation Hercules, which sees Dwayne Johnson’s mythological hero squaring up to the Nemean lion; take a look below…

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules. »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: 10-Minute Video Essay About Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer'

22 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The low key release of Snowpiercer is finding a pretty decent size audience after getting a release in limited theaters two weeks later, followed by a wide release and availability on nearly all VOD platforms last weekend. It's turned out to be a pretty big hit with Thompson on Hollywood learning from Harvey Weinstein, who battled with Bong Joon-ho over the final cut, that the film has pulled in $2 million in just one week from VOD releases. That's the kind of stuff that keeps changing the face of distribution. Now to explore the film and see what everyone is talking about, here's a video essay analyzing the film very well. Here's the 10-minute video essay on Snowpiercer from Press Play (via The Film Stage): The cast for Joon-ho Bong's Snowpiercer includes Chris Evans with Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Oscar winners Tilda Swinton & Octavia Spencer, »

- Ethan Anderton

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The HeyUGuys Interview: John Hurt and Irina Shayk on Hercules

22 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It wasn’t long ago we spoke to John Hurt about Snowpiercer, where he was evidently perturbed with apparent cuts to be made by the studio. However now we meet for an entirely different project, and thus contend with a much chirpier John Hurt, as he spoke to us alongside Irina Shayk, as they discuss their respective roles in the forthcoming blockbuster Hercules.

Hurt – who plays Lord Cotys – explained what attracted him to getting involved in this production, while Shayk explains how she learnt on the job, in what is her feature film debut, comparing this experience to her career in modelling. Meanwhile, we couldn’t help but ask Hurt about Snowpiercer just one last time…

Hercules is released on July 25th.

The post The HeyUGuys Interview: John Hurt and Irina Shayk on Hercules appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Stefan Pape

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Blake Williams’ Top 10 Best of 2014 So Far…

21 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

#10. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Had I not revisited this upon its blu-ray release earlier this summer, it’d have been at #5 on this list. This is in large part due to the fact that Anderson’s sense of humor only really works for me when I’m watching his films in a theatre, surrounded by people who get off on it; their laughter is contagious enough that I’m able to stop wincing at its awkwardness and join in. Viewed in solitude, it’s just the same old strained, self-conscious dead pan that sign posts its cuteness to the point that I’m more an observer than a participant to the jokes. The Royal Tenenbaums never had this problem, because it’s more than just a (very impressively produced) set of winks and gags. Still, it’s undeniably entertaining and immaculately constructed as a throwback caper, and Tilda Swinton’s »

- Blake Williams

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Exclusive: Harvey Weinstein Explains How 'Snowpiercer' Became a Gamechanger, We Crunch Theater vs. VOD Numbers

21 July 2014 2:21 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Thirty years in, Harvey Weinstein knows the distribution business. While he's a wily theatrical animal who knows when to spend big on a wide release and when to dump a movie, he took a radical route with Bong Joon-ho's action adventure "Snowpiercer," starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, seizing the chance to try something new. Weinstein's decision to open an action picture with major movie stars via autonomous subsidiary RADiUS with a video-on-demand release two weeks after its theatrical opening is rippling through the film community. As the Hollywood studios struggle with a depressed summer box office, losing the fickle young male demo and locked into a standoff with theater chains on release windows, they're watching the independents experiment with video-on-demand release models. "Snowpiercer" marks a tipping point in the movie industry's shift from analog to digital. Why? It marks the most commercial movie to ever open in theaters and quickly go to. »

- Anne Thompson and Tom Brueggemann

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Japan Plans to Build a Luxury Train Worthy of 'Snowpiercer'

18 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer tickled everyone’s postapocalyptic happy place when it hit theaters recently (read our interview with the director). Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette, the film is set on a massive train powered by a perpetual-motion engine that circles the globe. It's also the site of a violent class war. Think: 10th circle of Hell. The Verge reports that Japan’s Jr East railway company has commissioned a very Snowpiercer-esque train that will cost upwards of $50 million. The website states: The train will consist of five suites, one deluxe suite, two glass-walled observation cars, a dining car and lounge. The five normal suites will each have a private bathroom with a...

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- Alison Nastasi

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A huge batch of images from Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson

18 July 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its U.S. release next week, MGM and Paramount Pictures have unveiled a huge batch of images from director Brett Ratner’s (X-Men: The Last Stand) sword-and-sandals fantasy Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson (Pain & Gain) as the mythological hero…

 

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.

Hercules is directed by »

- Gary Collinson

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Second Opinion – Snowpiercer (2013)

18 July 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Snowpiercer, 2013.

Directed by Joon-ho Bong

Starring Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie, Bell, Ed Harris and Octavia Spencer.

Synopsis:

Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.

Critics spend a lot of time dissecting what is going right (or more likely) wrong with a particular genre. As if there is some magic formula to filmmaking that anyone could adhere to and create something magical. Movies can’t be constructed like an erector set or drafted from a blueprint and built. Movies work or don’t work because of a number of factors and in this day and age where computers can generate fantastic worlds and impossible images it’s very rarely technical reasons that a summer action film does or doesn’t work. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Extended TV spot for Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson

16 July 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures and MGM have released a new extended TV spot for Hercules, which features more footage of Dwayne Johnson (Pain & Gain) in action as the Greek hero; check it out below after the official synopsis…

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.

Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – Snowpiercer (2013)

15 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Snowpiercer, 2013.

Directed by Joon-ho Bong

Starring Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie, Bell, Ed Harris, and Octavia Spencer.

Synopsis:

After a global weather crisis the only survivors on Earth are the passengers of a high-speed globe traveling train. A class system emerged on the train between the haves (front of the train) and the have-nots (back of the train).

Had I seen Snowpiercer without any knowledge of the making of the film I would have thought Terry Gilliam had directed it. And I mean this as a very high compliment. Snowpiercer is an art film disguised as a typical summer blockbuster, an orchid in a sea of carnations. Epic in scope, visually stunning, emotionally draining, and at times downright wacky, Snowpiercer is hard to describe and impossible to forget.

The entire film takes place on the Snowpiercer train, a train with a perpetual engine that travels the globe exactly once per year. »

- Amy Richau

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Snowpiercer – The Review

13 July 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

You may not know it, but a futuristic thriller that opened overseas last year to glowing reviews and hefty box office business snuck into Us theatres less than a couple of weeks ago. Yes, I said snuck. Oh, and two of the actresses in it are recent Oscar winners. And the main star was a major part of the third highest grossing film of all time. Speaking of grosses, the director helmed South Korea’s biggest grossing movie…of all time. So, where are the billboards, when did the TV spots air? Most importantly, why didn’t they show the film to the press, so we can generate a little word-of-mouth buzz before opening day? Perhaps it’s because this is not a sequel or a reboot, and it’s not about a popular superhero (it is based on a graphic novel, though a fairly obscure French work). This is »

- Jim Batts

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The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 40-31

12 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Horror is really the only genre that has entries that, while “good,” may not necessarily mean “recommended.” So, how does that affect what is “definitive?” A recent conversation brought up the nightmare of a movie A Serbian Film (great review here from Justine) which, by all accounts, is a horror film. But, while everyone in film circles knows about the film (many have even seen it), I can’t imagine anyone actually recommending it. It’s made impact, sure. But at what cost? The best horror films aren’t simply there to scare and disgust viewers. They’re there to serve as metaphors for other issues, however big or small. But the best ones are those that do it in a way that, while still may scare and disgust you, will also make you think and reevaluate your situation.

40. À l’intérieur (2007)

English Title: Inside

Directed by: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury »

- Joshua Gaul

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What to Watch in Theaters and on VOD This Weekend

11 July 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

What to see, or not to see? That is the question this weekend. From theaters to VOD and set-top streaming alternatives, here's what we recommend. In Theaters: Boyhood (limited release) Dir. Richard Linklater, USA | IFC Films Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette 100% Fresh | Our rave review, roundup, interview with Linklater and the actors Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (wide release) Dir. Matt Reeves, USA | 20th Century Fox Cast: Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis 91% Fresh | Our review and interviews with Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis Land Ho! (limited release) Dirs. Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens | Sony Pictures Classics Cast: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson 71% Fresh | Our video interview with Eenhoorn and Nelson New to Streaming: Snowpiercer (limited release and now on VOD) Dir. Bong Joon-ho | RADiUS-twc Cast: Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer 94% »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Halfway Pt. 5 Best Performances

10 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Are you getting restless about all these halfway posts? We're almost done. The Power of List compels me. There's one more halfway post to go that's basically 'The Oscar Charts are Updated!' as the coding problem I mentioned is fixed and the updates are happening behind the scenes as you read this. We must get all this halfway business behind us by Saturday morning so that we can ape out all weekend with Andy Serkis & Co and start this second half of the year off right.

Herewith...

The Greatest Performances Of 2014's First Half

Best Leading Actress: Keira Knightley does her most relaxed and fluid work ever in Begin Again as a musician at a crossroads, never letting any one aspect of the character's situation pigeonhole her emotional responses; Agata Kulesza is an abrasive and evasive presence in her first scenes in Ida as a cynical woman who is »

- NATHANIEL R

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Snowpiercer movie review: hunger train

10 July 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Hauntingly grim, full of appalling ironies and awful truths. This is most definitely not the feel-good movie of the summer. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m a big Sf geek

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

There’s a reason why Snowpiercer — which could have, theoretically, easily been a centerpiece summer film for a major Hollywood studio — is getting handled with the timid kid gloves of an arthouse release by the industry, quietly dribbling into a few cinemas here and there instead of getting a big opening-weekend push out onto three thousand screens. It’s a reason that has a lot to do with what the film has to say about human nature, hope, despotism, and a revolutionary spirit that might want to counter that despotism. What Snowpiercer is about offers too harsh »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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