With gangsters, wigs, makeup, thick Boston accents, and a period setting, Black Mass was an opportunity for some actors to really act. Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, and Peter Sarsgaard, to name a few, gave very large performances. Sometimes they were grounded and human, sometimes they weren’t. Whatever the case, writer/director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) put together an excellent cast, but one of the many fine actors initially involved didn’t make the final cut. Learn why Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher) was cut from Black Mass after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
If we were to measure a film’s success in cultural impact and not box office, Mad Max: Fury Road would be the biggest movie of 2015. It may have only earned a fraction of the cash hoarded by Jurassic World and Furious 7, but no film this year has inspired so much enthusiasm. The memes are abundant. Every artist took time to draw Furiosa. George Miller‘s action masterpiece transformed the internet into a sweaty, shaken, profoundly inspired mass of pure adrenaline.
So yeah, Warner Bros. has decided to push their post-apocalyptic feminist action extravaganza for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It won’t win (and it probably won’t even get nominated), but that wouldn’t be the first time a masterpiece has been ignored by the Oscars.
Get all shiny and chrome with the Fury Road Oscars news after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
It doesn’t sound like any number of clapping hands will save Joe Wright‘s latest adaptation of Pan from being a huge failure for Warner Bros. Pictures, after a dismal performance at the box office this past weekend.
The adaptation of J.M. Barrie‘s classic fairy tale cost about $150 million to make, and that’s not including the hefty marketing costs. However, when Pan hit theaters this weekend, it opened at #3 with just over $15 million in the United States and only around $25 million from 54 international markets. It’s safe to say the Pan box office is a disaster. So what does this mean for the studio? Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
If any Batman movie demanded an R-rating, it would be an adaptation of The Killing Joke. If any X-Men movie deserved to run a little long, it would be the one that brings the team into conflict with Apocalypse. So that brings us to this news post, which exists to inform you that the upcoming animated version of The Killing Joke may get slapped with an R-rating and that X-Men: Apocalypse will probably be the longest X-Men movie yet.
For news on just how long X-Men: Apocalypse will be and details on the first R rated Batman movie, hit the jump.
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
To call Charlize Theron‘s Imperator Furiosa a scene-stealer in Mad Max: Fury Road wouldn’t be fair to her performance. Although both Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa find hope and redemption, Fury Road is really more of Furiosa’s story than the road warrior’s. The character was a huge hit with fans and general audiences, and yet, there may be no Furiosa in the Mad Max sequel. Learn more after the jump.
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Legoland has announced that a new animated short film based on The LEGO Movie will premiere in January 2016 at Legoland. Hit the jump to learn more about The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure, including images from the new film.
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ernest Cline‘s novel Ready Player One is a love letter to 1980s pop culture, from Atari video games to the films of Steven Spielberg. So when Spielberg himself signed on to direct the movie, it seemed perfectly fitting and also kind of weird. How would Spielberg handle a story so heavily influenced by his own films?
Well, according to Spielberg, possibly by leaving out those references altogether. Read the filmmaker’s comments on the Ready Player One Spielberg movie references after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
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!
Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has just found itself a Beast. Ron Perlman is set to join the Harry Potter spinoff, which stars Eddie Redmayne as a British “magizoologist” in 1920s New York. More about the Fantastic Beasts Ron Perlman casting after the jump. Read More »