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What a summer at the movies! The galaxy got guarded. The future days went past, like some sort of extinct age. The planet of the apes stopped rising and started dawning. Our stars had a fault. And also: Lucy!
Hollywood had a rough season at the box office in summer 2014, with overall box-office receipts falling precipitously from last year’s flurry of mega-grossers. Going into this weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy, the highest-grossing film at the summer box-office, has earned about $256 million–which would have made it the fifth highest-grossing movie of summer 2013.
Word on the street says that 2014 was »
- Darren Franich
• Jag star David James Elliott has been cast opposite Martin Freeman and Brian Cox in the indie thriller American Hangman. Elliot will play Detective James Steptoe in the kidnapping film from writer/director Wilson Coneybeare, who worked with Elliot on the movie A Ted Named Gooby. [THR]
• Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Timothée Chalamet (Homeland), Grant Bowler (Defiance), and Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight) will star as a family with dark secrets in One & Two. Director Andrew Droz Palermo is directing the film about the family of four living in peaceful isolation in a mysterious farmhouse. Palermo, who made his feature debut co-directing the »
- Jake Perlman
DC Comics - Supergirl Cosplayer: Resha Crumpler * Photographer: Cat Ramos ........................................................................ Marvel Comics - Elektra Cosplayer: Resha Crumpler * Photographer: Selfies ........................................................................ X-Men - Storm (Ororo Munroe) Cosplayer: Resha Crumpler * Photographer: Cat Ramos The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-men: Days Of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Evan Jonigkeit, Adan Canto and Josh Helman, X-Men: Days Of Future »
A simple listing, duplicated from the homepage, of new theatrical releases and other films currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails.
new Us/Can Aug 27-29 wide As Above/So Below The November Man limited The Congress Starred Up Life of Crime new UK Aug 27-29 wide If I Stay Sin City: A Dame to Kill For As Above/So Below Let’s Be Cops Million Dollar Arm limited The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz Mystery Road Night Moves Obvious Child
also playing Us/Can Begin Again Belle Boyhood Chef Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dinosaur 13 Edge of Tomorrow The Fault in Our Stars Frank Godzilla The Grand Budapest Hotel [trailer] Happy Christmas How to Train Your Dragon 2 If I Stay The Lego Movie Life Itself The Lunchbox Mr. Peabody & Sherman »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Right around the time his massive mutant sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past was due to reach theaters, director Bryan Singer was slapped with a sexual assault lawsuit. The timing of the suit raised questions, and some of those still linger, even as the legal system granted a request to dismiss the case against Singer earlier this week. U.S. district judge Susan Oki Mollway granted a motion filed by Bryan Singer.s accuser, Michael Egan, for voluntary dismissal in U.S. District Court in Hawaii on Wednesday, according to The Wrap. This was the latest step in a series of setbacks for Egan, who lost his attorney in May and also dropped similar suits against former entertainment executives. However, The Wrap notes that Egan.s suit was dismissed "without prejudice," meaning that he has the freedom to refile against Singer at a later date if he so chooses . an »
We cover a lot of ground in today's podcast and yet it still fell just short of the two hour mark and we really tried. That said, today we hold the Fall Box Office Draft, we review Frank and Starred Up and revisit The Trip to Italy as Laremy caught it this week and had a few things to say. We also play our regular assortment of games including the longest "Buy or Sell" edition ever, plus clear out a backlog of "Watch This or Watch That". Also included is a conversation as to whether you can be too apologetic in reviews, a listen to the trailer for Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas and even a voicemail sneaks in. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that »
- Brad Brevet
As August comes to a close, so does another summer movie season. While 2014 may not have been as exciting as we anticipate next year or the year after will be, it did not disappoint with hits like Godzilla, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and X-men: Days Of Future Past. But, if you go back and look, there have been some hugely impactful and memorable movies released in summers gone by. Here is our list of the greatest summer movies of the 20th Century. Whittling it down was a difficult endeavor, »
- Alex Maidy
In case you hadn't heard, Hollywood would like everyone to forget the summer of 2014 ever happened. Sure, there were some notable exceptions such as "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Lucy," "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "22 Jump Street," but for the most part it was a summer of disappointment. The laundry list of films that did not live up to their expectations is cringeworthy this season. "Amazing Spider-Man 2" (the better sequel that wasn't), "Edge of Tomorrow" (the great thriller that couldn't overcome a weak opening), "Tammy" (the end of Melissa McCarthy's $100 million run), "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (Seth McFarlane is not a leading man), "Sex Tape" (bad in and out of bed), "Million Dollar Arm" (should have thrown in September), "Deliver Us From Evil" (not enough of "The Conjuring") and "The Giver" (needed bigger teen stars), among others, just didn't cut it. Now, in the last »
- Gregory Ellwood
That sound you hear, you know, the one like a bunch of air escaping from a bag? That's the sound of the summer movie season ending and the doldrums of September arriving. Here we are about to enter the month that's typically home to the most easily ignored and forgotten new releases. The only thing to do is look forward to the fall and look back on the summer. So let's do the latter! Summer 2014 may be over, but the movies are going to stick around. So let's do what all reasonable and rational movie fans do when it comes to talking about blockbuster movies: hand out imaginary awards. Most Pleasant Surprise: X-Men: Days of Future Past After almost a year of toxic buzz, negative press and lame trailers, Bryan Singer's grand return to the superhero genre with...
- Jacob S. Hall
Most people know that Transformers: Age of Extinction is the current box office champ of 2014, but do you know which film is second? It's Disney's Maleficent! Yup. This plucky film has grossed more at the worldwide box office than 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Yet, I don't hear many people talking about that very fact. Seems like kind of a big deal. Guess that is a another feather in the cap for female-driven films. Concept Art by Kimberley Pope Click Here- More Maleficent Concept Art “Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when »
Want to see some cool new concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past? Which star of The Wolverine is joining Arrow? Have photos of Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four hit the net? Does Ben Kingsley have some thoughts on the future of the Mandarin? Which superhero does Jessica Chastain […]
- Germain Lussier
Directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano reteamed with their Intouchables breakout star Omar Sy for the upcoming Samba. Their highly-anticipated follow-up to the $426M-grossing 2012 sensation (no pressure, guys) will have its world premiere in Toronto as a Gala presentation. Sy plays the eponymous character who migrated to France from Senegal 10 years prior. Ever since, he’s been plugging away at various low-paying jobs and trying to secure proper work papers. Charlotte Gainsbourg plays Alice, a burnt-out exec who’s trying to get her life back on track. Fate ultimately draws them together on a new path to happiness. Tahar Rahim also stars. Sy has been straddling Hollywood and French projects since Intouchables. He featured in X-Men: Days Of Future Past and appeared in Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo. His next studio picture will be Jurassic World. Gaumont is releasing Samba in France on October 15. There is no U.S. distributor yet, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Amazon on Thursday morning debuted its third pilot season, where you, the consumer, can screen and vote on a total of five new projects featuring familiar faces such as Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love) and T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy).
This past April, Amazon customers had a role in greenlighting six series, including the Jeffrey Tambor-fronted dramedy Transparent (premiering Sept. 26; watch trailer), X-Files creator Chris Carter’s The After and the novels-to-screen adaptation Bosch, starring Titus Welliver.
The new crop of pilots can be sampled in the »
Michael Egan, the man who accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager, has now voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit against Singer. Singer says he's looking forward to "moving on".
U.S. district court judge Susan Oki Mollway granted Michael Egan's motion yesterday, for a voluntary dismissal of charges in U.S. District Court in Hawaii on Wednesday. The case had been making headlinges since it was filed in April of this year. The controversy caused Singer to avoid any press or interviews regarding his latest film, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Egan's dismissal of the case against Singer comes following several legal setbacks. Last May, Egan's attorney, Jeff Herman, filed a motion to withdraw as Egan's counsel. Earlier this year, Egan dropped similar lawsuits against ex-Disney executive David Neuman, ex-television executive Garth Ancier and a Broadway producer named Gary Goddard.
Singer's spokesman released this »
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VFX studio Moving Picture Company has revealed a large batch of new concept art photos from Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past. The first images features alternate designs for props, vehicles, sets and some key frame art as they eventually appeared in Marvel Studios and Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Concept Art
Additionally, the studio gave us a look at some of their designs for the 1970s prototype sentinels and some futuristic sentinels.
X-Men: Days of Future Past: Concept Art
After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team known as the 'Guardians of the Galaxy »
Click Here - More X-men: Days Of Future Past Concept Art The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-men: Days Of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Evan Jonigkeit, Adan Canto and Josh Helman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits UK cinemas on May 22 and Us cinemas the following day. »
Plaintiff Michael Egan has dropped his lawsuit against X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer, which accused Singer of sexually abusing Egan when he was a minor. On Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii granted Egan's motion to dismiss the case "without prejudice," meaning that Egan could file a case with the same claims again later. Egan had been representing himself after his lawyers withdrew from the case in late July following deteriorating attorney-client relations.While this would seem like a favorable outcome for Singer, it doesn't mean his legal woes are over. Singer had opposed Egan's motion to dismiss the case without prejudice, arguing that the case should be dismissed in a way that it could not be refiled, and that Egan should pay his legal fees. “That’s not a victory [for Singer] at all,” said Vince Finaldi, an attorney advising Egan on the case. “If »
- Anna Silman
As Sons of Anarchy enters its seventh and final season, star Charlie Hunnam continues to look towards the big screen to put himself on the map as a leading actor in Hollywood. After being courted for the role of Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey, the Pacific Rim star is now being eyed to lead a very different project.
According to Deadline, Hunnam is Guy Ritchie’s top choice to play King Arthur in the Warner Bros. movie which is being developed by Joby Harold as a franchise which could be made up of as many as six movies. Harold penned the movie and Akiva Goldsman is set to produce. Hunnam meanwhile is in final negotiations for the role.
- Josh Wilding
Four months after being accused of abusing Michael Eagen when he was a minor, the sexual abuse lawsuit against X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has been dropped. The case was a huge talking point both here on Cbm and across pretty much the rest of the internet as well. Singer would drop out of promoting the latest X-Men movie as a result of the accusations, while his involvement with 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse very much seemed to be up in the air and dependent on how things ended up going for Singer with this lawsuit. According to Variety, a federal judge granted Egan's motion for voluntary dismissal in U.S. District Court in Hawaii today, meaning that the case against the director of 2014's highest grossing superhero movie has now been dropped. The lawsuits against former Disney executive David Neuman and former TV exec Garth Ancier were also dismissed, »
The sexual abuse suit against Bryan Singer has been dropped by accuser Michael Egan, four months after the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director was accused of abusing Egan when he was a minor in the late 1990s.
A federal judge in Hawaii, where the case was filed, granted Egan’s motion for motion for voluntary dismissal Wednesday.
Egan had previously dropped his sexual abuse lawsuits against former Disney executive David Neuman and former TV exec Garth Ancier. He had been representing himself in his filing of a motion to dismiss the claim against Singer.
Egan was left without counsel after his attorney, Jeff Herman, announced on July 29 that he was seeking to withdraw from the case, saying that relations with his client had “deteriorated.” Mark Gallagher, retained to represent Egan in Hawaii also asked to be removed from the case.
On Aug. 6, a federal judge granted their requests to withdraw. »
- Dave McNary
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