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Using 99 different movies from the works of directors such as Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon, Michael Bay, the Wachowskis, Neill Blomkamp, James Cameron, Danny Boyle, Guillermo del Toro and even Darren Aronofsky and Terrence Malick, video director Vadzim Khudabets (official site) delivers the following 6:10 minute compilation of "epic" moments from a slew of recent movies (all listed below the video) for a video titled "Eterna". I'm featuring it here for two reasons; 1.) because it's very well done and 2.) I think it highlights the issues I have with today's blockbuster cinema. The first point is self-explanatory, but to the second point just watching this reminds me of every problem I have with so many of today's big budget spectacle features from the fact they are more style and size over substance and, like the video, overstay their welcome. For as well made as this video is, at the 2: »
- Brad Brevet
Vulture features a fascinating memoir about a troubled 70s childhood and the not-optimistic catharsis of TV's 70s superhero show The Incredible Hulk
Awards Daily Sasha never misses a beat with director David Fincher and his new muse Rooney Mara. Have you seen their Calvin Klein ad? What's most shocking about the ad (to me) is that Rooney Smiles in it. Can you imagine? Not the smiling sort at the cinema, you know.
Zap2It "Giant Colin Firth statue emerges from lake in London's Hyde Park" a most clickable headline, don't you agree?
Awards Circuit wonders where we're not looking for Oscar contenders for this year's race. Any under the radar guesses?
Salon's description of Us Weekly in this article about their "zoom-in" interactivity with paparazzi photos of Angelina Jolie's cleavage »
- NATHANIEL R
Guillermo Del Toro is such an impossibly busy guy that sometimes it seems worth taking announcements of his new projects with a grain of salt -- there's no way they can all actually come to pass, right? On the TV side, Del Toro has been working on a "The Incredible Hulk" series that seems to be in development purgatory at the moment, he's directing a pilot for "The Strain" for FX, based on the trilogy of vampire novels he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan, and he's set to executive produce and direct a project in development at HBO called "Nutshell Studies," a Hitchcockian period drama about a housewife who becomes obsessed with solving violent crimes. And now, according to Deadline, Del Toro's got a new small screen project in the works, this one also at HBO. "Monster" is based on a manga series by Naoki Urasawa (author of "20th Century Boys" and "Yawara! »
- Alison Willmore
Even though Pacific Rim will be Guillermo del Toro's first film in five years, he has attached himself to numerous projects both for movies and television. Just to name a few that are still in development hell, he's attached to The Haunted Mansion, The Incredible Hulk TV series, and Pinocchio. And even though Pacific Rim has yet to hit theaters, del Toro and co-writer Travis Beacham are already set to write the sequel for Legendary Pictures. Del Toro is also in pre-production on adapting his vampire novel trilogy The Strain for television, and is looking ahead to the haunted house feature, Crimson Peak starring Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam. Speaking with Steve and WonderCon, del Toro talked about the status of Pacific Rim 2, The Strain, Crimson Peak, how financing tends to determine his next project, writing the script to his indie feature Saturn and the End of Days, »
- Matt Goldberg
The Avengers director has addressed the challenges of a Bruce Banner solo film, reports Comic Book Movie.
Whedon was asked about the possibility of making a good Hulk film during an appearance at the Glasgow Film Festival.
"Yes," he said. "But it would be very, very hard. Hulk is a tricky son of a bitch. He's the Claudio of superheroes.
"Because the problem is it's a very popular character, but it's not a superhero. Half of it's a superhero, half of it's a werewolf. And you can't structure it like a superhero movie, you can't light it like a superhero movie.
"How do you develop that? It would be extremely difficult. The one thing you would have in your favour would be Mark Ruffalo. But right now I don't know if they have plans to do that or not, because »
You need a personal assistant to keep up with Guillermo del Toro’s latest projects. Let’s see….is the highly anticipated Hellboy 3 penned? What’s the latest on the rumor mill on The Incredible Hulk? These are just a few questions I had time to pose to the filmmaker when interviewing him for his latest supernatural thriller, Mama of which he serves as executive producer. (I really wanted to ask about Pacific Rim 2 and the dark Pinocchio 3D ‘supposedly’ in the works, but we had to stick to Mama questions).
Based on a short film, Mama tells the haunting tale of two little sisters, Victoria and Lilly, who disappear into the woods the day their parents are killed. Five years ...
- Tiffany Rose
6 items from 2013