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Steve Jobs

Were you to go into Steve Jobs having no idea who Steve Jobs was, Steve Jobs wouldn’t really tell you. The character (played by Michael Fassbender) explains to a pissed-off Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen) at one point that “play[s] the orchestra” like a symphony conductor — but as Wozniak points out, it’s one of those sentences that sounds cool but doesn’t really mean anything in concrete terms.

For most biopics, this would be a failing, but for a Steve Jobs biopic in 2015, it’s an asset. We don’t need a movie to tell us who Steve Jobs is as a tech guru. I’m currently typing this review on my Apple keyboard, which is linked to my MacBook Air, with my iPhone 6 by my side; I know exactly who Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, is. Steve Jobs feels a revelation because it exposes Steve Jobs, the man.  Read More »


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inhumans movie canceled

While Captain America and Iron Man prepare to duke it out in next year’s Captain America: Civil War, a long-brewing cold war behind the scenes at Marvel may have just started to heat up. According to a new rumor spreading across the internet like a blast of Terrigen Mist, Marvel Studios has removed the Inhumans movie from their (freshly updated) schedule. Originally scheduled for July 12, 2019, it was supposed to close out the studio’s ambitious “Phase 3″ slate of films But now? Who knows.

Was the Inhumans movie canceled? Let’s go into detail after the jump.

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Who’ll play the villain in Agent Carter Season 2? What will the movie Flash costume look like? Is this what Spider-Man‘s Civil War costume will look like? Want to see the first Jessica Jones poster? Does Bryan Cranston want to play a Marvel supervillain? Will Disney XD’s Guardians of the Galaxy return for Season 2? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

John Wick

When a dog is killed in a movie, it’s generally a cheap ploy to elicit emotion. John Wick, on the other hand, earns your angst. The lovable beagle is only in the movie for 10 or 15 minutes, but when it’s killed off, it means something to both the narrative and the titular character. After the jump, learn why, thank God, John Wick 2 will not kill another adorable puppy.

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The Expendables 4

Despite The Expendables 3‘s underwhelming box-office performance in the States, this franchise isn’t dead yet. They can’t seem to get these movies right, but that’s not stopping Sylvester Stallone (Antz) and all involved from making Expendables 4. Learn more about the sequel after the jump.

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batman v superman costumes

By now, you’re probably a little sick of looking at Batman and Superman. The good old days of not knowing what Ben Affleck‘s take on the Dark Knight looks like are long gone. The conversations about how Gal Gadot will look in Wonder Woman‘s armor are but a dream. Thanks to trailers and official stills and concept art, we know exactly what the stars of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice look like. The mystery is long gone.

Or is it? This well-timed new featurette, coinciding with New York Comic-Con, gives us an extended look at the Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman costumes via a conversation with costume designer Michael Wilkinson. It turns out that there are still things to discover in these colorful duds, should you care to take a closer look.

Hit the jump for more on the Batman v Superman costumes!

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Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule Star Wars Bits as father and son. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • John Boyega on getting the part of Finn, advice from Robert Downey Jr. and racism
  • Dave Filoni on Star Wars Rebels Season 2 crossing over into and live-action territory
  • Does BB-8‘s name have ties to Beastie Boys too?
  • Artwork preview from The Art Awakens contest
  • Star Wars Rebels additions to the Star Wars App
  • Who is voicing Boba Fett in Star Wars Battlefront?

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marvel studios updated calendar

Yesterday, Marvel Studios announced a bunch of changes and additions to their release calendar. Among the announcements were an Ant-Man sequel titled Ant-Man and the Wasp set for 2018, new release dates for Black Panther and Captain Marvel and three yet-to-be-announced Marvel movies scheduled for 2020. So the question I’ve been getting over the last 24 hours is this: What does Marvel Studios have planned for 2020?

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Cruella de Vil spinoff

Yesterday, Disney set release dates for four more as-yet-untitled live-action fairy tales. At the time, we rattled off a long list of such projects already in development at the studio, from Dumbo to Mulan, but one we overlooked now looks likely to claim one of those spots. Disney is reportedly fast-tracking Cruella, a retelling of 101 Dalmatians that has Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) on board to write.

Get the latest on the Cruella de Vil spinoff after the jump.  Read More »