Last fall it was revealed that Mark Millar, the writer behind comic books like "The Ultimates," "Kick-Ass" and "Superman: Red Son," had been hired by Twentieth Century Fox as a consultant on the studio's upcoming Marvel Comics adaptations. Today, Millar himself has revealed another new development that could pave the way for a shared cinematic universe.
"Just off the phone with Fox and some excellent news," Millar just posted on Twitter. "Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot!"
To be directed by Chronicle's Josh Trank, Fantastic Four is targeted for release on March 6, 2015. Vaughn, who directed 2011's X-Men: First Class, is producing the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past as well and, while nothing has been confirmed as of yet, it has been speculated that Fox could develop their Marvel properties for the same kind of crossover potential shown with Marvel's The Avengers.
Originally posted at E! Online by Sierra Marquina.
Awards season doesn't leave any award uncovered—including rewarding the worst. And this year's 33rd Annual Raspberry Awards, aka the Razzies, awarded The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the fifth and final installment in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga, not only worst picture, but six more offenses as well! Twilight actress Kristen Stewart was awarded worst actress, with fellow costar Taylor Lautner taking worst supporting actor.
Lautner was also half of the worst screen couple, a distinction he shared with 12-year-old Mackenzie Foy. But they weren't the only targets. The entire cast, yes, even Robert Pattinson, scored worst screen ensemble. And to top it off, Bill Condon got worst director with the movie also taking worst sequel.
Twilight wasn't the only victim, Razzie record-maker Adam Sandler (he took home 10 Razzies last year) was awarded for worst actor of the year and worst screenplay for That's My Boy. And Rihanna took home worst supporting actress for Battleship.
Originally posted at SuperHeroHype by Spencer Perry
The Wolverine director James Mangold is taking up the trend of X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer and The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Marc Webb and teasing us with new images for the film via his Twitter account. A few days ago , he posted a new still from the film and today he's released a new behind-the-scenes shot captioned with "A production snap from shooting a wood chopping scene in Omishima. We found an eight inch caterpillar that morning."
Opening in theaters on July 26, the action adventure stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.
The designer of the Daleks from the BBC's Doctor Who has died aged 84 after a short illness, his daughter has said.
Former BBC designer Ray Cusick died of heart failure in his sleep on Thursday, Claire Heawood added.
The Daleks became the iconic villains in cult science fiction series Doctor Who, which is due to mark its 50th anniversary with events this year.
Mr Cusick, from Horsham, West Sussex, leaves two daughters and seven grandchildren, his family said.
Desson Howe of the Washington Post said, “Much of ‘Clerks’ is extremely funny and dead-on—in terms of its intentionally satirical, Gen-X-istential gloom”. Marc Savlov of the Austin Chronicle described the look of the film as “resolutely low- budget, full of shaky camera work, the occasional less-than-perfect edit, and a few sound glitches. Conveniently, though, all this shoestring filmmaking technique only adds to the film’s desperate charm”. Dante and Randal are both adults still working at the Quick Stop and showing no signs of improving or changing their situations. Dante complains repeatedly about his life, highlighted by the films mantra - “I’m not even supposed to be here today!” without doing much about it. Randal however, is content with his situation and simply deals with what every day brings. The focus is on their personalities and overall attitudes which Smith uses to presents a message of getting on with life, regardless of the life situation.
Clerks’ structure doesn’t possess a plot, but rather shows events throughout the course of the day. It plays more like a series of occurrences that ultimately tie together the day depicted and the film itself. Smith uses a director’s interpretive point of view. Some scenes are merely conversations about Star Wars, stupid customers, and porn, while most of them progress the relationships of the characters. But they all add perspective to the characters’ personalities. Smith communicates two problems of the slacker culture: those who are satisfied with their life and those complain but don’t do anything about it as Randal says - those who “need to shit or get off the pot.”
Originally posted on io9 by Meredith Woerner
Today we pay homage to the classic scifi
Today we pay homage to the classic scifi movie and TV cliche: Make Out Point, Lover's Lane, or any secluded place where a pack of teens circle their station wagons and fog up the windows. It might be tired, but we love this silly old trope. So we've found the best spots for fantastical smoochfests — or meeting monsters. We've also helpfully included a danger level scale and get lucky rating for each location. Enjoy you crazy kids!
13. Attack of the Eye Creatures
The whole movie is centered on the teens and their lustful fumblings at the local make out point. A place the military pervs keep under constant surveillance when they're bored with protecting our country. An alien spaceship crash lands near this make out lane and it's the teens themselves that use their headlights to kill off the nefarious invader.
Chances of Getting Lucky: High, based on body count alone. This is make out heaven.
Danger Level: Low, the kids in this town are smarter than the cops. So if something goes wrong, at least you'll be surrounded by smarties.
12. Giant Gila Monster
Views of hideous ponds work as an aphrodisiac for teens and Giant Gila Monsters.
Chances of Getting Lucky: Low, unless you're into some hot 1959 cheek touching action.
Danger Level: High. The Giant Gila Monster strikes fast and hard.
11. SpongeBob SquarePants
Originally posted Friday, February 15, 2013 at Nerd News
By Rob Boggan
After the initial announcement of yet another X-Men movie, I didn't know how to feel. On one hand you have the superbly done X-Men: First Class, and then there's the abysmal X-Men trilogy from almost a decade ago. Now that the cast is starting to come together though, this new X-Men film could be one of next years smash hits. One major addition to the cast comes in the form of one of the HBO series Game Of Thrones breakout actors Peter Dinklage. Dinklage is probably better known for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister, the quick witted dwarf from the Lannister family. There is no word on exactly what role he will play, but some have speculated that he will play the maker of the sentinels. I for one, am hoping that the studio heads take note and give him a role as one of my favorite Marvel villains, MODOK.
Days Of Future Past is based off a storyline from the Uncanny X-Men comics, and is set to debut in theaters in Spring of 2014.
1. Robocop **
2. The Lego Movie**
4. Captain America: Winter Soldier *****
5. Veronica Mars ***
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ***
7. X-Men: Days of Future Past *****
9. Maleficent ****
10. The Fault In Our Stars *****
11. Edge of Tomorrow ****
12. How To Train Your Dragon 2 *****
13. Transformers: Age Of Extinction *
14. Dawn of The Planet of The Apes *****
15. Lucy ***
16. Guardians Of The Galaxy *****
17. Dracula Untold ***
18. The Judge ****
I'm not real big on begging, but keeping this running and trying to get better costs money. If you like what we do or if you are just feeling altruistic - toss us a buck? Every little bit helps and you'd get a great big thank you from us! And we may even dedicate something silly to you for your support!
I'm not real big on begging, but keeping this running and trying to get better costs money. If you like what we do or if you are just feeling altruistic - toss us a buck? Every little bit helps and you'd get a great big thank you from us! And we may even dedicate something silly to you for your support! (We even take requests!)