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2016 fall movie preview the accountant

When The Accountant arrived last fall, it wasn’t exactly a runaway hit. It pulled in $86 million domestically on a budget of $44 million, plus another $68 million globally. However, it seems to have found an even bigger audience on home video, not unlike Edge of Tomorrow, because Warner Bros. is officially developing a sequel. Read More »

spider-man in iron man 2

Back in 2010, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was still an ambitious experiment somehow surviving the dire Iron Man 2 and Spider-Man was caught in a limbo between Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man. Despite their shared origins, these two franchises were never going to intersect. Sony owned Spidey and Marvel Studios was its own thing. The deal that would bring both companies together was still years, and a few poorly received Spider-Man movies, away.

That didn’t stop fans from fantasizing, though. Surely Spider-Man was somewhere to be found in the burgeoning MCU. One fan theory even suggested that a young Peter Parker showed up in the climax of Iron Man 2. And now, with Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man now a full-fledged member of the MCU, that theory has been confirmed! With a caveat.

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Silicon Valley Season Finale Review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Silicon Valley season 4 by answering one simple question: what was the most awkward moment of the week?)

Do you remember that moment when you finally realized that Breaking Bad was following a villain’s origin story? We get almost the equivalent in this season finale of Silicon Valley, when we see Richard Hendricks breaking down over the prospect of losing everything he’s been working for. Yes, again.

This is the moment where we realize that Richard cares about Pied Piper and no one else. Not Gilfolye or Dinesh, without whom he would have had no product. Not Jared, who makes sure everything runs and is done correctly. And especially not his oldest pal Bighead, who he sees as a dummy he can strongarm into doing whatever dumb thing someone smarter than him wants him to.

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the foreigner trailer

Every aging action star will someday try to get their own Taken. And now, it’s Jackie Chan‘s turn. The legendary martial artist looks to be trying something very new with The Foreigner, a thriller that discards his Buster Keaton-esque comedic sensibilities in favor of brooding and vengeance and more “realistic” action. And on the receiving end of Chan’s violence is former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan, making this movie a potentially intriguing clash of fading titans.

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Craig Drake Terminator 2

Get ready to say “Hasta la vista, baby” to some of those dollars in your banking account if you’re a fan of artist Craig Drake and James Cameron‘s action-packed sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Hero Complex Gallery has unveiled two new Terminator 2 prints created by Craig Drake, and they’re even officially licensed by StudioCanal. One takes the more traditional approach by having a title and credits while the other just lets the image speak for itself. Unlike most Terminator 2 posters, this one also lets Linda Hamilton shine front and center like the badass she is while Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 character looms behind her.

Check out the Craig Drake Terminator 2 prints below and find out when and where to buy them today.

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The Empire Strikes Back - Han Solo

Even though Ron Howard has been officially announced as the replacement director for Lucasfilm’s forthcoming Han Solo spin-off, many are still curious about what happened behind the scenes on the next installment in the A Star Wars Story series of films that began with Rogue One.

The official story was that the directing style of Phil Lord & Chris Miller clashed with what Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan had expected them to do, and their disagreement over the direction of the movie finally came to a head that resulted in their termination with three weeks left in production. But since then, some more details have come to the surface that shed some more light on the situation.

When it comes to stories that dig into the reasoning that saw the original Han Solo directors fired, it all still boils down to creative differences between Lord & Miller and Lucasfilm, but it’s the specifics that are rather interesting, though admittedly also a little gossipy. It includes talk of an acting coach, a reference to Ace Ventura and more.

Find out the latest on this situation that saw the original Han Solo directors fired. Read More »

Baby Driver BTS - Edgar Wright and Ansel Elgort

Few filmmakers have a track record like Edgar Wright. His “Cornetto Trilogy” of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End are easily some of the most rewatchable and expertly crafted comedies of all time. Spaced is a near-perfect TV show. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has rightfully become a beloved movie in the years since its theatrical release. His work is clearly influenced by masters of their respective genres, yet each film stands completely on its own, the result of a movie geek who understands visual storytelling on a level that few others ever will.

If you think that sounds a little hyperbolic, you’re wrong. There are too few directors working right now that actually know how to make a genuinely funny and satisfying comedy without letting their actors riff on each other for hours while the camera stands still.

Wright’s long-gestating Baby Driver hits this week, so we decided to take a look back at his career and explore some trivia about his work and career that you might not know.

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Transformers The Last Knight Credits Scene

DavidJeff, and Devindra discuss Michael Bay’s latest, Transformers: The Last Knight. Paul Scheer joins us from How Did This Get Made. Did you enjoy this review? If so, consider donating to our Slashformers Gofundme page. We’ll be taking donations through July.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
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war for the planet of the apes ceasar and woody gun to the head

When news of a Planet of the Apes prequel franchise was first announced, plenty of people were skeptical, especially those who loved the classic film franchise that began in 1968 and spawned four sequels, a live-action TV series and an animated TV series. The 2001 remake directed by Tim Burton had already soured audiences all over the world. But 10 years later, we were all pleasantly surprised by Rise of the Planet of the Apes from director Rupert Wyatt, and even more enamored and impressed by the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, from filmmaker Matt Reeves in 2014.

Now, Reeves has returned behind the camera for War for the Planet of the Apes, a film that is not only one of the most significant blockbusters of the decade, but the concluding chapter in what will be regarded as one of the all-time greatest film trilogies. Read More »

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han solo updates

The untitled Han Solo movie went through massive upheaval last week, losing its two directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller three weeks before the end of production and gaining a new director in Ron Howard a day later.

But despite fan apprehension surrounding this entire project, the people at Disney and Lucasfilm seem to be working around the clock to ensure that the film will be salvaged and assure fans that it will be a Star Wars movie worth seeing.

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