The trailer premiere for Avengers: Age of Ultron was originally set to take place during the October 28 episode of Agents of SHIELD. A bootleg leak of the trailer changed that, and Marvel was smart enough to respond to the leak with an official trailer release. So what does that mean for next week’s episode of SHIELD?
Despite the fact that the show’s second season is improved from the first, I saw a few jokes about millions of people deleting the episode from their DVR once the trailer leaked. Marvel doesn’t want that to happen, and will show some new Age of Ultron footage during the show when it airs next Tuesday. Read More »
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Star Wars is a pretty family-friendly film series, right? WRONG. It is a bonanza of death and murder, as shown in a video that tallies every on-screen death in the original trilogy. Guess what the final number is. No, it’s probably higher. This video compiles all on-screen Star Wars deaths from the OT — animal, clone, and human — with some estimates coming for the bigger moments, such as the destruction of Alderaan.
Note: this video does not take into account childhoods murdered by the Special Editions.
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Jack O’Connell may well be the next big guy to watch. After his stint on Skins, he showed up in 300: Rise of an Empire and ’71, and received rave notes for his work in Starred Up. Holding the lead role in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken means that half the families in the US are going to know his face after that film opens at Christmas. And now he might be the man for Terry Gilliam — The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. He would play, according to the most recent draft of the script, a guy who is connected to a Don Quixote movie which has had a fairly undesirable effect on some audiences. Read More »
The Alamo Drafthouse hosts Fantastic Fest each year, and this past September celebrated its tenth anniversary. But there’s a new festival put together by some of the same crew, with a decidedly different angle. Now in its second year, Austin’s Forever Fest runs the weekend of November 14-16, and will feature a 10th Anniversary screening of Mean Girls along with a host of other events. Read More »
Based on this Judge Dredd: Superfiend trailer, I’m totally in for this “unofficial” Judge Dredd animated web series. Dredd and The Grey producer Adi Shankar backed this web series as a “thank you” to fans who’ve supported the film Dredd. I hope those fans can look beyond their desires for a hardcore movie sequel to see that this series might have many of the aspects of the Judge Dredd comics that didn’t make their way into the last film.
In short, Superfiend looks weird and darkly funny. The satire of old 2000AD comics didn’t really squeeze into Dredd, and that film was also missing some of the really bizarre ideas lodged in Mega-City One. This seems to restore some of that spirit. And thanks to animation it can do some things that would play very differently in live-action. Check out the first “sentence” passed by Judge Death to get the idea. Read More »
The latest victim, er, guest for Zach Galifianakis on his fictional talk show Between Two Ferns is Brad Pitt. You could cut the tension with a knife! Will Galifianakis botch his guest’s name? Will he ask awkward questions, and reveal too much about himself in the process? I think you know the answer to this question, but as with any good piece of storytelling, spoilers don’t matter. It’s not what happens, but how.
OK, it actually is about what happens, because a disruptor shows up to throw a little spice into the proceedings. We won’t spoil that part here, just watch below. Read More »
Surprise! There’s a biopic of singer and jazz trumpeter Chet Baker shooting in Canada right now, and it stars Ethan Hawke. The film is called Born to Be Blue, and is written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Robert Budreau, who has already created a short about the player, called The Deaths of Chet Baker with Stephen McHattie in the leading role. But what about this new feature? We’ve got the Chet Baker biopic info — as much as there is to be had — below. Read More »
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Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) is a musical based on the stage work from Stephen Sondheim, but you wouldn’t have known that from the film’s first trailer. This featurette, however, gives us not only interviews with the cast and crew, discussing the creation of the film, but also a lot more footage. And singing! In this you can hear the cast sing for the first time. There are snippets of ‘I Wish,’ featuring Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Emily Blunt, and Meryl Streep, and you’ll hear Streep knocking out ‘Stay With Me’ as well. Read More »