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Suicide Squad Joker

Why does the Suicide Squad joker have his own dialogue tattooed on his body? For weeks we’ve seen director David Ayer and actor Jared Leto teasing the gradual transformation into the clown prince of crime. But as seen in a final image posted by Ayer, this Joker is more like a clown prince of crazy, or, well… just see him below. Read More »

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Alex Garland Ex Machina 2

Talking in details about Ex Machina is difficult without spoiling some of the film’s biggest reveals. Writer/director Alex Garland has crafted a fascinating sci-fi thriller and, in speaking with both he and star Oscar Isaac, we had to talk about some of the bigger questions the raised by the end of the film.

On the topic of one particular question, the actor and director had opposite ideas about how things would have played out. In discussing some of the facets of the ending, Isaac offers interesting insight in what the film pretends to be, what it actually is, and what the characters are thinking. Below, read the director and actor talk about the Ex Machina ending. And, of course, major spoiler warning. Read More »

London Road trailer

Here’s the first trailer for an unusual film musical. London Road is an adaptation of the stage musical that used real interviews with Ipswich townspeople as the basis for songs telling the story of community reaction to the actions Steve Wright, known as the Suffolk Strangler, who murdered five prostitutes in 2006. In other words, this is really heavy stuff, but told in a way that initially seems to contradict the weighty material.

Directed by Rufus Norris (Broken), the film features the acclaimed original stage cast, adds Olivia Colman, and also counts Tom Hardy amongst its roster. (Hardy only has one number in the film, so you won’t see him much in this marketing.) Check out the terrific London Road trailer below. Read More »

Nightingale Trailer

The solo show must be both one of the most appealing and among the most frightening prospects for an actor. David Oyelowo gets a chance to totally own the screen in HBO’s Nightingale, in which the actor plays a war veteran whose psyche is falling apart. That’s all I need to know, as Oyelowo is a powerful actor, and I would be happy to see his take on just about any role. Put him in a project like this, where it’s all on his shoulders, and the results might be spectacular.

The first Nightingale trailer only gives us a hint of where the film will go, but it’s enough to get across the sense that it’s going to be an emotional journey. Check it out below. Read More »

Spider-Man infographic header

Which popular game company is making a Marvel game? Want to see The Avengers describe the history of the MCU? Did Robert Downey Jr. confirm Spider-man’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War? Did a tease of The Flash hint at Justice League? How does a new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D clip tease Avengers: Age of Ultron? What did Nat Wolff say about possibly playing Spider-Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

VOTD: What If ‘Man of Steel’ Was in Color?

Man of Steel in Color

Seems like everyone has a strong opinion about Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, and technology allows some to express them more vividly than others. The film’s color palette, seemingly crafted to make the film sit alongside Christopher Nolan’s Batman films while also creating a more “modern” Superman, doesn’t sit well with some fans who want a sunnier man of steel. One group has gone so far as to re-color the movie with a bright color palette more in keeping with Richard Donner’s 1978 film. Check out the video essay that presents Man of Steel in color. Read More »

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DC Comics has announced that Frank Miller will write a third Batman series to complete what will now be a trilogy begun with The Dark Knight ReturnsThe Dark Knight: The Master Race is planned as an “epic conclusion of the celebrated THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS saga.”

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Universal Pictures CinemaCon 2015

I just got home from Las Vegas, where for the last week I had attended the CinemaCon convention (formerly ShoWest), the largest gathering of movie theatre exhibitors each year.

Thursday afternoon we saw a presentation from Universal Pictures showcasing some of their big upcoming films including Jurassic World, Everest, Crimson Peak and The Secret Life of Pets and more. In previous years Universal has come to CinemaCon with a ton of footage from their line-up up to a year and a half in advance, this year’s presentation in comparison was disappointing. After the presentation I recorded a spoiler free Universal Pictures CinemaCon reaction video reaction with Steve from Collider, which you can watch that now embedded after the jump.

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Barely Lethal trailer

Barely Lethal appears to fuse the high school movie with the actions sequences from an espionage thriller. Hailee Steinfeld is the orphaned and highly trained operative who escapes life as an agent in order to experience “normal” teen life. Samuel L. Jackson is the taskmaster who wants her back; Sophie Turner is the rival; and Jessica Alba is the enemy agent who provokes everyone into a frenzy. Check out the new Barely Lethal trailer below. Read More »