Posted on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
The layers of meta are thick with Con Man. Alan Tudyk created and stars in the series about an actor famous for starring in a brilliant-but-cancelled sci-fi classic, with Nathan Fillion playing his good friend and former co-star. The show follows said actor as he tours geeky conventions — you know, not unlike the one Tudyk and Fillion stopped by this year to tease season 2 of Con Man.
It should come as no surprise that former Firefly stars Tudyk and Fillion got the warmest of receptions in Hall H at this year’s Comic-Con, where they offered audiences a glimpse of not just Con Man season 2 but Con Man: The Game and the Spectrum comic book series (inspired by the show-within-a-show that Fillion and Tudyk’s characters used to star in). Below, read our Con Man Comic-Con panel recap. Read More »
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2016 is looking to be a banner year for Margot Robbie, who is currently in the process of transitioning from “rising star” to “bonafide movie star.” With roles in Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (not to mention her breakout roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus, and Z For Zachariah), Robbie has shown the kind of range and charisma that you’d want in an actor headlining several films a year. And from the sound of things, she’ll soon be getting to call some of the shots herself. In addition to starring in the film adaption of Matt Ruff‘s Bad Monkeys, she will serve as a producer as well.
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After debuting at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the faux documentary Operation Avalanche will be coming to theaters this fall. And for conspiracy theorists who think the moon landing was faked by the government, this could just be more fuel to the fire.
Operation Avalanche is a period found footage film following a pair of young CIA agents (Matt Johnson and Owen Williams) who initially go undercover at NASA to expose a Russian mole. But while posing as a documentary crew, they actually learn that there’s no way NASA is going to win the race to the moon. So they have an idea, and you already know what it is.
Watch the Operation Avalanche trailer after the jump. Read More »
Snowden was the odd man out at San Diego Comic-Con. While most filmmakers and actors visit the convention generally to promote a comic book movie or an adaptation of some kind, director Oliver Stone and Open Road Films brought a biopic about Edward Snowden (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to Hall H. The oddity in the lineup was an hour-long discussion almost entirely dedicated to privacy, surveillance, and only briefly, Pokémon Go, which Stone believes is a step towards “totalitarianism.”
Below, read our Snowden Comic-Con panel recap.
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A few years ago, South Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon‘s sojourn in Hollywood came to an abrupt end when The Last Stand was a box office bomb. And while I have a soft spot for that goofy, endearingly odd movie, a late-period Arnold Schwarzenegger shoot ’em up was probably not the best use of the man who directed A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life, I Saw the Devil, and The Good, The Bad, The Weird. Here’s a filmmaker who has always been at his best when he’s allowed to go totally for broke. He wasn’t made to juggle aging action stars and studio notes.
Now, Kim has returned to his homeland and has a new movie arriving this year. And I’m a little biased because I have loved almost all of his work so far, but The Age of Shadows looks like one of 2016’s more exciting movies, an espionage story that looks genuinely fresh and tense.
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I’m not going to pretend to be an expert in Chinese literature, but I will be the guy who just watched the League of Gods trailer and knows what admirable insanity looks like. Because I spent about ten minutes Googling it, I can tell you that this movie is based on Fengshen Bang (otherwise known as Investiture of the Gods, Apotheosis of Heroes, and a variety of other titles), a 16th century Chinese novel written by Xu Zhonglin that combines aspects of actual Chinese history with mythology and fantasy to tell a story that sounds like a gigantic comic book crossover event. Except that it was, you know, written centuries before superheroes were a thing.
Anyway, let’s just watch this wacky trailer.
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Marvel Studios brought down the house with their Hall H panel yet again, revealing a new trailer for Doctor Strange, some footage from the set of Thor: Ragnarok, the first footage and teaser trailer from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the first footage from Spider-Man: Homecoming. But before all that happened, Marvel had another reveal.
After using the same comic book flipping logo for years, Marvel Studios has a new logo that still uses the pages of comic books to start with, but the actual logo for Marvel Studios has been given a bit of a makeover. It’s nothing drastic, but it’ll be something you’ll see before every Marvel movie beginning with Doctor Strange. Plus, it comes with a brand new fanfare from a well-known Hollywood composer.
Check out the new Marvel Studios logo after the jump and find out who composed the new fanfare. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
At the tail end of a massively busy, massively exciting day in Hall H, Marvel Studios unleashed a ton of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 footage on an adoring crowd. One was a lengthy clip featuring Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) escaping the Ravagers with help from Baby Groot, and the other was the first Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 trailer.
Read our Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 footage recap below.
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Earlier this year, a rumor began to circulate that Disney was considering re-theming Disney California Adventure’s The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride into a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. At Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel Kevin Feige confirmed the rumor is true. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will be replacing Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure theme park in Summer 2017, coinciding with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Hit the jump for more details.
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