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The Borgias alum Colm Feore is looking to continue his trend of portraying creepy characters, as he will next take residence in Gotham City to prey upon a bunch of hapless orphans. According to Deadline, Feore has joined Gotham as none other than Dr. Francis Dulmacher, who’s perhaps better known by his villainous moniker The Dollmaker.
The Dollmaker was first mentioned in the series’ second episode, “Selina Kyle,” as the man responsible for the mass kidnappings of the city’s impoverished and displaced children. There’s no word yet on when he’ll make his debut on the show, but Deadline did provide the following character description:
“With a zealotry bordering on madness, and aided by his genius-level intellect and vast medical expertise, Dr. Dulmacher pursues his demented researches, even as the bloody costs of his actions grow ever greater.”
There have been a few different iterations of the »
- James Garcia
Less than a week after we reported that Red Hood is set for an appearance on Fox's Gotham, Deadline reports that yet another iconic villain will surface in Season 1, with Colm Feore signing on to play Dr. Francis Dulmacher, a.k.a. The Dollmaker. The character was referenced in the second episode by Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), who believes The Dollmaker is responsible for the mass kidnappings of Gotham's street children. Here's how Deadline describes the Gotham character:
"With a zealotry bordering on madness, and aided by his genius-level intellect and vast medical expertise, Dr. Dulmacher pursues his demented researches, even as the bloody costs of his actions grow ever greater."
It isn't known when exactly Colm Feore will debut on Gotham this season, but this won't be his first foray into the superhero genre. The actor most recently portrayed Donald Menken in Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and King Laufey in Marvel's Thor. »
The Dollmaker has already been teased in episode two of Gotham by Selina Kyle as the man behind the mass kidnappings of Gotham’s street children. No word yet on when The Dollmaker will make his debut in the show. The character has already been a part of the DC television world, having appeared in the second season of Arrow, played by Michael Eklund.
Gotham returns to TV screens tonight with an episode entitled “Welcome back Jim Gordon”. You can check out the promo and synopsis below:
When the key witness in a homicide ends up dead while being held for questioning by the police, Gordon suspects that it’s an inside job and looks to an old friend for information. »
- Luke Owen
One of the most enduring and captivating figures of all time unveils his beginnings in Dracula Untold, a gorgeously realized, never before seen, story of the legendary vampire’s origin story. Dracula Untold debuts on Digital HD on January 20, 2015 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, including Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and On Demand February 3, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures.
For almost a century, the legend of Dracula has mesmerized audiences with the story of a charismatic royal who feasts on the blood of innocents after the sun goes down. Dracula Untold reveals the man behind the myth in the thrilling, action-packed tale of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (Luke Evans – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Fast & Furious 6), who makes a terrifying deal with a supernatural ally that will allow him to save his family and his country – at the cost of his soul. »
- Movie Geeks
Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese has finally secured funding for his passion project Silence, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel of the same name, which follows a group of Portuguese Jesuits who face intense persecution during their mission to isolated Japan in the 17th century.
“I’ve wanted to make Silence for almost two decades, and it is finally a reality”, states Scorsese. “It is heartening to have adventurous partners like [financiers] Fábrica de Cine and SharpSword Films to work with on this picture”
Filming on Silence is set to get underway on January 30th, with Scorsese directing a cast that includes Liam Neeson (Gangs of New York), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Adam Driver (Girls).
- Gary Collinson
"Listen to me, son. You're a lot like your father. You really are, Peter, and that's a good thing. But your father lived by a philosophy, a principle really. He believed that if you could do good things for other people, you had a moral obligation to do those things. That's what's at stake here. Not choice. Responsibility." - Ben Parker I want to preface this article by making an appeal for my sanity. My opinion on Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man series has not changed. They're bad movies, no doubt, and I still cannot stand them. However, the current state of flux for the franchise due to the extremely negative response to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has left fans exhausted, with many having become jaded by the constant rumours and hoping for official announcements soon. While of course I want Marvel Studios to take the Spider-Man film rights back from Sony, »
“It’ll be a mix [of practical and digital]. I haven’t had a script so I haven’t had a chance to look through the script and see what the exact requirements are, but I think it’ll be a mixture of physical, aided with some robotic technology.”
This could turn out to be very cool. We've seen director Bryan Singer consistently choose makeup over digital effects, which is in direct contrast to what Marvel Studios did with Thanos, a digital motion capture character. Another recent superhero movie character that had both practical and digital effects was Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Because Apocalypse can control his molecules, he's been seen in the comics to be able to change the scale of his body. Add to that »
- Free Reyes
Yesterday we learned that Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), and Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) are up for the female lead in the standalone Star Wars spinoff film being directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). Looks like there's going to be a little sibling rivalry, because according to Justin Kroll of Variety, Rooney's sister Kate Mara (House of Cards, Fantastic Four) is also testing for the role.
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) January 21, 2015
Unfortunately, we have absolutely no idea who she will be playing. We can't even really speculate because we don't even know what the story for the film will even be about. All we know for sure is that it will take place in the Star Wars universe.
- Joey Paur
Earlier this month, a report surfaced that included a number of young actors who are testing for the young Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey roles in 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse. Among the actors said to be reading for Cyclops were Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Jamie Blackley (If I Stay) and Tye Sheridan (Mud), with Taron Egerton offering a vague statement on the rumor just one day later, stating he "really can't comment on the Cyclops thing." It seems a lot has changed between then and now, with the actor definitively stating in an interview with MTV News UK that he is not playing Cyclops in the new X-Men adventure.
"I can say I'm not doing X-Men. No, I'm not doing X-Men. I love the X-Men films and I love that franchise. I love the people who make them on and off screen, so yeah I'd love to one day sometime, »
In spite of the fact that rumours persist about a deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios to allow Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Amazing Spider-Man franchise isn’t dead in the water yet.
The Webbed Wonder could be set to make an appearance in the Avengers: Infinity War movies, but there is still a third Amazing Spider-Man movie scheduled for 2018.
Before either of those things happen, the Amazing Spider-Man franchise is set to expand with the production of both a Sinister Six movie and an unnamed movie that could feature an as yet unidentified female lead or Venom (or indeed both).
Given that the franchise took something of a pasting after the underwhelming reception to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, there’s a lot of responsibility on the coming films to give it a lift and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 carries a large chunk of that burden. »
- K.J. Stewart
Just last week, writer Gary Whitta completed his draft of Godzilla director Gareth Edwards' upcoming Star Wars spin-off film and left the project to pursue other work. Now casting for the film is revving up, and THR reports that Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake headliner Rooney Mara are auditioning for the female lead. Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Theory of Everything) is also supposedly on the studio's "want list," but there could be a scheduling conflict with Ron Howard's Da Vinci Code sequel, Inferno, which is shooting this spring and summer. The untitled Star Wars project would presumably need to get rolling about that same time, considering it already has a release date of December 16th, 2016.
The report says that Maslany is currently testing for the role, while Mara and "a handful of others" will audition this week. Both »
- Ben Pearson
When last we saw the amazing Spider-Man on screen, he was swinging a hubcap at a charging, mechanical Rhino (Paul Giamatti) in the waning moments of Marc Webb.s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The wall-crawler's future seemed clear. He'd next be called into action to fight and defeat The Sinister Six, a villainous squad born out of OsCorp.s laboratory. Plans, though, were in flux for some time but now seem to be snapping back into place, suggesting an upcoming Sinister Six shoot. Some of this might have to be taken with a grain of salt, for reasons I'll happily explain. But a Twitter user named @ThatBlueHood posted messages that stated that The Sinister Six would be shooting in Vancouver. No time frame was given, only the knowledge that a "dude who worked on Planet of the Apes requested S6 stuff for research" and "said it was happening. »
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany is testing for the lead female role in Gareth Edwards' secretive Star Wars spinoff. It's believed that it will focus on a group of bounty hunters hired by the Rebels to steal the plans of the first Death Star, but that's little more than a rumour at this point. Also set to test for the role this week is Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara, and both will apparently be joined by a handful of other actresses not named by the site. One they do say the studio is keen to meet with is British actress Felicity Jones. She was wasted in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as "Felicia", but recently scored an Oscar nomination for The Theory of Everything. Scheduling issues could stop it from happening however. The site adds that despite recent reports of Simon Kinberg »
The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society has announced nominees for the year, and as best I can tell, it's pretty much every film released on 3D that landed a spot. That's probably not true, but it certainly seems that way. Anyway, check out the nominees below. Winners will be announced on Jan. 28. And don't forget: The Circuit. Live Action "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" "Exodus: Gods and Kings" "Guardians of the Galaxy" "The Hobbit" The Battle of the Five Armies" "Maleficent" "Noah" "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" "Transformers: Age of Extinction" "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Animation "Big Hero 6" "The Book of Life" "The Boxtrolls" "How to Train Your Dragon 2" "The Lego Movie" "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" "Planes: Fire & Rescue" "Rio 2" 2D to 3D Conversion "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" "Godzilla" "Guardians of the Galaxy »
- Kristopher Tapley
With the future of the "Spider-Man" franchise at Sony in such a state of flux right now, it's understandable that the talk of a spin-off film about several key women within the "Spider-Man" universe has fallen by the way side.
Someone who was set to be a part of that was Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything") who did a cameo as Felicia Hardy in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2". In the comics, the character becomes the heroine Black Cat. Speaking with Clevvver Movies recently, she was asked whether she would even be interested in reprising the role:
"Well, she’s such a great character in the comics. I mean, if that happened, that would be lovely. There are no plans, but I’d love to play her. She’s a fantastic, awesome female characters."
Spider-Man is rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future, and someone »
- Garth Franklin
Exceeding all reasonable expectations for an R-rated war drama, Clint Eastwood's American Sniper dominated the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend box office with an estimated $89.5 million.That's over twice as high as the previous January opening weekend record held by Ride Along ($41.5 million), and ranks second all-time for a rated R movie behind 2003's The Matrix Reloaded ($91.8 million).The Wedding Ringer and Paddington also had solid openings, while Michael Mann's Blackhat was a disaster.The Top 12 earned an estimated $184.6 million this weekend, which is up 20 percent from the same frame last year.American Sniper's $89.5 million opening ranks 41st all-time, which puts it in the same ballpark as last year's crop of superhero movies (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy). Considering Sniper didn't have the advantage of 3D pricing, it's likely that it actually sold »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Prior to the release of last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it looked like Sony had set out its stall for the future of the Spidey franchise, with the Marc Webb-directed sequel paving the way for The Sinister Six, Venom, a female-led spin-off, and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4.
One of the many plot threads in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pointed towards the introduction of the Black Cat, with Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) portraying the character of Felicia Hardy. Many assumed this would eventually lead to Jones donning the catsuit in a one of those future movies, but it seems that may not be the case after all…
“Well, [Black Cat] is such a great character in the comics,” Jones tells Clevver Movies when asked about a potential return as Felicia in the Spider-Man movie universe. “I mean, if that happened, that would be lovely. »
- Gary Collinson
New Hasbro – Marvel, Star Wars, And Transformers!
We have listed a ton of new preorders including Star Wars Black 6”; Transformers Combiner Wars, Robots in Disguise, and Rescue Bots; Marvel Legends Infinite; Marvel Avengers Infinite; and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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Daenerys With Drogon Statue
Daenerys Targaryen, the last noble of her house, is on a path to reclaim her destiny in Game of Thrones. She has emerged as one of the series’ best-loved characters. Dark Horse »
- Matt MacNabb
Does anyone really know what is going on with Sony's Spider-Man franchise? We've heard a lot of rumors, and the leaked emails from the Sony hack helped shed some light on the studio's plan. But nothing has been set in stone. The Sinister Six still seems to be chugging towards its November 2016 release date, but no official word has been made regarding The Amazing Spider-Man 3, or if Peter Parker is being recast. We continue to hear that Marvel and Sony have worked out a deal to share the character, but that has never been confirmed. There are also numerous reports that Sony is planning an all-female Spider-Man spinoff. Well, if that's the case, we may not see Felicity Jones as Black Cat in it. As the actress reveals in a recent interview with Clevver Movies, she has no plans to play the character.
""Well, she's such a great character in the comics. »
Last year’s decade-high ratings for Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars hosting gig could be a very hard act to follow. After mixed attempts to court younger viewers with the likes of Seth MacFarlane, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, and the disastrous pairing of James Franco and Anne Hathaway, it turned out the most winning formula for the Oscars wasn’t mimicking MTV, but offering family-friendly gags.
And Ellen got a boost from a movie slate that included a smattering of blockbusters: “Gravity,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “American Hustle” and “Captain Phillips,” all of which went on to gross more than $100 million, not to mention Idina Menzel crooning the movie anthem of the century, “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.”
Producers for this year’s ceremony have tapped Hollywood’s recidivist awards show host Neil Patrick Harris for his first whack at the Oscars. This in theory could make for entertaining »
- Ramin Setoodeh
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