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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was originally scheduled to open in theaters on July 18th, but it’s been announced that we’ll be seeing it one week early. Fast & Furious 7 was previously the only movie set to open on July 11th, but Fox has moved Dawn of the Planet of the Apes into that weekend as well. This is likely due to the fact that it’s expected Universal will delay Fast & Furious 7.
“A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
- Jonathan James
(Cbr) With all the hoopla surrounding "Fast & Furious" star Gal Gadot's casting as Wonder Woman in the upcoming, as of yet untitled Batman vs. Superman film, fans may have missed that "Zero Dark Thirty" actor Callan Mulvey has emerged as the front-runner for the film's mysterious villain. The Australian has made a name for himself in his home country thanks to starring roles on numerous TV shows, and he's destined to make a big impact Stateside next year with supporting roles in two major releases -- "300: Rise of an Empire" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Much like Henry »
- Brett White, Comic Book Resources
I loved "Her" when I saw it a couple of months ago at the New York Film Festival, but wasn't sure how it would go over, even with critics. After all, I had been similarly enthusiastic about Spike Jonze's last film, "Where the Wild Things Are," which got solid reviews and did okay at the box office, but received just a smattering of support during awards season. "Her" has already outperformed that film, winning Best Picture from the National Board of Review and the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. Where did that come from? Sure, "Her" is not entirely out of character for the National Board of Review, which has made edgy choices in recent years like "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012), "The Social Network" (2010), and "No Country for Old Men" (2007). However, the Nbr is notable for picking films that end up on Oscar's list of Best Picture nominees. Indeed, Nbr's »
As the critics' lists keep rolling in, the consensus this year is that there's no real consensus. Unlike 2010 where "The Social Network" seemed unstoppable and 2012 when "Zero Dark Thirty" looked like the one to beat, in 2013, at least among critics, it seems to be anyone's game. And again, while critics and Academy voter tastes tend to differ, if there is anything to be gleaned from the wide variety of winners, it's that no one can claim frontrunner status at this point. And so, while Boston and Washington, D.C. critics gave "12 Years A Slave" the distinction of Best Film, in L.A. they had to award a tie between "Gravity" and "Her." In the other categories, some more uniformity is beginning to emerge, but again, nothing decisive. In short, with just over a month to go until the Oscar nominations, the campaigning is going to continue to be fierce, as »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Wonder Woman, Arrow, The Flash, Young Justice, Hourman, Gotham, Justice League: War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United, Kick-Ass 2 and more...
Well, the past seven days may just have been the busiest week of the year in terms of superhero news, with several huge stories dropping throughout the week, and the biggest surprise of all? Marvel Studios and its multitude of projects has been virtually anonymous as Sony, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox grabbed all (well, most) of the headlines. We've got a lot to get through this week, but we'll start things off with our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man...
So, things have been almost deathly »
- Gary Collinson
The Boston Society of Film Critics gave four trophies to "12 Years a Slave," including Best Picture. It looks like they might have opted to dole out some laurels to "The Wolf of Wall Street," but many members didn't see the film prior to voting. Last year the society went for "Zero Dark Thirty," Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva. To see more of their past champs, click through the calendar on the right side of this page at IMDb. Many voters at the New York Film Critics Online had the same difficulty seeing "Wolf" and so opted on the "Slave" train, giving it kudos for Best Picture, Actor and Supporting Actress. Boston Society Of Film Critics Best Picture "12 Years a Slave" Runner-up: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Best Director Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") Runner-up: Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street") Best Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (" »
This cruel Israeli vigilante thriller treads the lines between satire and sick humour to disturbing effect
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Graveside humour doesn't come much blacker than this fearsomely satirical gaze into the existential void from the Israeli film-makers behind 2010's Rabies. When a religious studies teacher is suspected of molesting and murdering young girls, he finds himself strapped to a chair in a basement facing a grieving father and a headstrong cop armed with a torturous array of household appliances. As they attempt to extract a confession through pain (this would make an interesting triple bill with Prisoners and Zero Dark Thirty) they are interrupted by chirruping phones, chiming oven-timers, and overprotective parents bearing soup. Underpinning the nail-pulling madness is a macabre metaphor for a society built upon "a fear of terrorist activities, inherent intolerance, and a historical craving for vengeance", with each act »
- Mark Kermode
Forget franchise-building. In this post-"Avengers" world, it's all about universe-building. While Warner Bros. is creating its own superhero universe by adding Wonder Woman to "Batman vs. Superman," 20th Century Fox has inked a three-year deal with "X-Men: Days of Future Past" screenwriter Simon Kinberg, with the hopes of building an alternate Marvel movie universe. Meanwhile, Sony is bent on overstuffing the "Amazing Spider-Man" series with even more villains and supporting characters. "Man of Steel 2" Batman and Superman will officially be joined by Wonder Woman, will be played by "Fast & Furious" star Gal Gadot. Then there's the news that "Zero Dark Thirty's" Callan Muvey is »
- Dave Lewis
Prepare for plenty of Terminator goodness over the next few years. Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures are currently developing a feature film reboot of the franchise to be directed by Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor, but in addition to that film it appears that a new TV series is in the works as well. Megan Ellison and David Ellison, the producers of the new Terminator film, are producing this new TV show iteration with Thor and X-Men: First Class scribes Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller onboard to write and executive produce. Moreover, this new TV show will directly tie into the new Terminator movie, which is being planned as the first in a trilogy of films. Hit the jump for more. Annapurna Pictures, the studio behind American Hustle and Zero Dark Thirty, landed the rights to the Terminator franchise back in 2011, but they only just started making serious »
- Adam Chitwood
The film, titled "Scripted Content" was directed by Matthew Frost, "...poking fun at the obsession with celebrities in the digital age..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain for Vogue...
- Michael Stevens
(Cbr) In all of the excitement Wednesday about the casting of "Fast & Furious" actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s untitled "Man of Steel" sequel, a potentially major detail has been skipped over: a lead on the film’s villain. Within its casting report, Variety slips in that Warner Bros. is eyeing "Zero Dark Thirty" and "300: Rise of the Empire" actor Callan Mulvey to play the film’s unnamed antagonist. Of course, that doesn’t mean the actor is a lock, but it indicates he’s on the list, and perhaps represents the type of actor the studio is looking for: »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
We already know there are going to be a ton of new characters from the DC universe introduced in Batman Vs. Superman. So far we've got Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Lex Luthor, but what other characters might make an appearance?
The folks at ThinkMcFlyThink think they know another character that will be joining the story, and it's a villain who has squared off against Batman and Superman. That villain is Metallo.
It was previously reported that the studio was looking at casting 300: Rise of an Empire and Zero Dark Thirty actor Callan Mulvey to take on a villain role in the movie, but they didn't say who. The site claims that Mulvey is the man who will land the part. Their source also said the actor was considered for the role of Lex Luthor before ending up as Metallo.
This is all just a rumor for now. Nothing has been confirmed, »
- Joey Paur
Yesterday it was confirmed that Wonder Woman is set to appear alongside the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight in 2015's eagerly-anticipated DC team-up Batman vs. Superman, with Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) securing the role of the Amazon Princess, while Variety also revealed that Callan Mulvey (Zero Dark Thirty, 300: Rise of an Empire) is being considered for the role of the villain.
Now, while most people expect to see Superman's arch-nemesis Lex Luthor as the main antagonist in Batman vs. Superman, Think McFly Think is reporting that the main bad guy will be none other than Metallo, the cyborg supervillain powered by Kryptonite. It should be noted that Think McFly Think hasn't proven to be the most reliable of sources in the past, however in the site's defense they were the first to break the news about the planned Gotham TV series so there is a chance »
- Gary Collinson
And the top ten: 1. 12 Years A Slave 2. Gravity 3. The Wolf of Wall Street 4. Before Midnight 5. Her 6. American Hustle 7. Captain Phillips 8. Nebraska 9. Blue Jasmine 10. Inside Llewyn Davis Travers list last year »
- Sasha Stone
Well, the rumours were true... the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight are set to be joined by the Amazon Princess in Warner Bros.' upcoming superhero team-up Batman vs. Superman, with up-and-coming actress Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious, Date Night) securing the role of Wonder Woman in what will be the character's first big screen appearance.
"Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe," says director Zack Snyder in an official statement. "Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."
- Gary Collinson
News Simon Brew 5 Dec 2013 - 06:37
As Batman Vs Superman starts to feel more and more like a Justice League movie, one or two more rumours have sprung up...
Yesterday, it was confirmed that Gal Gadot was being cast as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman Vs Superman movie. Once upon a time, this was the project billed as the sequel to Man Of Steel. With the addition of Ben Affleck's Batman as well to the movie, Henry Cavill's Superman sounds like he's going to have quite a job to get a look in.
For it seems more and more as if the movie is becoming a Justice League film, or if not, a very obvious precursor to one. Obviously we've not read the script or anything, so it's just guesswork. But there are reportedly more DC characters set to appear yet. For instance, Variety is »
The National Board of Review’s selection of “Her” as best film of 2013 made it official: This year’s awards race is not a two-way battle — it’s more like a royal rumble, where a flood of wrestlers are involved in a huge smackdown to gain the top spot.
The wins for best pic and for “Her” director Spike Jonze are also like a market correction. The media (including Variety) has devoted energy to the question of whether Scarlett Johansson should be considered for supporting actress though she’s never seen in the film. (The answer is that she is indeed eligible for SAG and Oscar attention.)
It’s an interesting question, but the curiosity factor of the voice performance has taken some of the focus away from the work of writer-director Jonze, actor Joaquin Phoenix and the rest of the Warner Bros. pic’s virtues. Whether the Academy will »
- Tim Gray
This is a breaking news bulletin. We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you the following news. What seems too good to be true is finally happening, ladies and gentlemen. The Flash has been confirmed to appear alongside Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film, the sequel to this years reboot of the Superman franchise Man Of Steel. To reiterate however, we do not know to what capacity we will see both characters in the film, which is to say they may introduce them as these superpowered individuals, or have brief cameos readying for future instalments.
In the short span since the announcement, many have wondered just who will be playing The Flash and if Glee actor Grant Gustin will be expanding his role from The Flash in the popularised Arrow (featuring Green Arrow, another DC/Justice League member) onto the silver screen. »
- Matthew Ceo
Following yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle Awards announcement, today the National Board of Review is offering their picks. Last year, like with the Nyfcc, Zero Dark Thirty won the top prize. This year, to prove they have diverse tastes, Her was the bigger winner, winning both best film and best director for Spike Jonze. Other big winners include Nebraska, which was in the Nbr's top ten films and won for best actor (Bruce Dern) and best supporting actor (Will Forte). See the full list of winners below and then just make sure to congratulate Emma Thompson whenever you see her.Best Film: Her Best Director: Spike Jonze, Her Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska Best Actress: Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks Best Supporting Actor: Will Forte, Nebraska Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station Best Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street »
- Jesse David Fox
The critics awards are off and running after the New York Film Critics Circle announced its picks for the best of the year yesterday, and today the National Board of Review has named Her the best picture of 2013. Spike Jonze was also named Best Director for the film, while the acting honors went to Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Will Forte (Nebraska), and Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station). Always an eclectic list, the Nbr’s Top 10 includes The Wolf of Wall Street, Gravity, Lone Survivor, and Prisoners. Wholly absent from the Top 10 is the Nyfcc’s pick for Best Film, American Hustle. The Nbr winner for Best Picture has failed to match up with Oscar since 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire, as last year’s award went to Zero Dark Thirty, but for the past 13 years every Nbr winner has landed a Best Picture nomination, so this bodes well for Her's Oscar prospects. »
- Adam Chitwood
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