Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice responses

A new cast member has reportedly joined Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He’s even a former a associate of Marvel. Scoot McNairy, who recently starred in the Marvel One Shot: All Hail the King, has joined the DC Comics film in an unspecified role.

The actor can now be seen on the AMC show Halt & Catch Fire (opposite Guardians of the Galaxy bad guy Lee Pace) and starred with his Batman v Superman co-star Ben Affleck in Argo. He was also in Non-Stop, the Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, and can currently be seen in The Rover. Basically anywhere you turn these days, McNairy is bound to be there. Read More »

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Into the Storm trailer

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been craving a good tornado movie. Not something dumb with sharks or whatever, but something that at least tries to be realistic and scary. That craving is so bad, I get legitimately excited when Twister is on TV. Well, thank the clouds, New Line’s upcoming tornado film Into the Storm is almost here.

Directed by Steven Quale (Avatar), it stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) in the story of what happens to a small town when one of the worst storms ever hits. It opens August 8 and you can get a great look at the scope of the carnage in this new trailer. Watch the latest Into the Storm trailer below. Read More »

new mad max fury road image

The fourth film in the Mad Max series, Mad Max: Fury Road, doesn’t land in theaters for another year. And, despite the fact that most of the film shot over a year in the past (the first round of photography finished in December 2012) we’ve seen almost nothing from the rather unlikely new chapter in the series. But now stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron have landed on the cover of EW. The photo is really the first good color shot of Tom Hardy as Mad Max, and one of the first released pictures of Theron in her role, period.

Update #1: Many more photos have been released, along with a new synopsis. All that is below.

Update #2: Some interesting concept art has been revealed as well. See it after the jump. Read More »

ready player one movie

One of the most entertaining, page-turning books I’ve read in the past few years is Ernie Cline‘s Ready Player One. Before it was even published, Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the video-game influenced story, which plays like a high-tech blend of The Social Network, Willy Wonka, and Ender’s Game.

That was 2010 and since then, the only update was about a script rewrite in 2012. Two and a half years later, one more writer is coming onboard. His name is Zak Penn, better known as the original writer of The Avengers and X2. His job is to shape up the script so Warner Bros. can sign a director this fall. Read the latest on the Ready Player One movie below. Read More »

1989 Batman documentary

A lot can happen in 25 years. When Warner Bros. was pushing Tim Burton‘s Batman, released on this day in 1989, changed the landscape for superhero movies. But at the time, the studio had to convince many people that there was good reason to make a Batman movie. More to the point, Warner Bros. put in a lot of effort to convince people that a serious take on Batman was a good idea, rather than a continuation of the Adam West concept for the character.

One tool used to make the case for this new Batman was a 20-minute documentary feature showing the history of the character, and detailing the thought and work that went into Burton’s film. In celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary that doc has been dropped onto YouTube, and you can watch it below. Read More »

Entourage

Most of next summer’s big releases are still filming. One, however, is already done. That’s Entourage, the film version of the hit HBO show executive produced by Mark Wahlberg. Writer, director and creator Doug Ellin finished principal photography a few weeks back and just screened a rough cut for the actor. Seems that Wahlberg loved it. A good surprise is just how much he loved it. Wahlberg said the film is so good, he thinks it might be worth releasing before its planned June 2015 release date, and that Ellin should start thinking about a sequel. Read More »

The Good Lie trailer

Just a few hours after the Dear White People trailer landed online, The Good Lie trailer has arrived to give us a perfect example of the kind of film Dear White People is mocking.

Directed by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), the fact-based drama stars Reese Witherspoon as an American woman who opens her heart to three helpless Sudanese refugees (played by Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, and Emmanuel Jal). As she forges an unlikely friendship with these men, she learns some Very Important Life Lessons in the process.

To be totally fair, I haven’t actually seen the movie yet so there’s always a chance this will turn out to be slightly more nuanced than your typical white savior saga. But considering it’s advertised as being “by the executive producer of The Blind Side,” I’m not super optimistic. Watch The Good Lie trailer after the jump.

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The Judge trailer

Long before Robert Downey Jr. was a massive box office star and superhero, he starred in smaller, character based films. With all the Tony Stark flair these days, it’s almost hard to remember the days of Chaplin, Only You, and Heart and Souls. And his next film, which we’ll see before he again joins the Avengers, is back in that genre. Even more so, he produced this one with his wife, Susan Downey.

The film is called The Judge, and it opens on October 10. Downey plays a hotshot lawyer (or, so there’s some Tony Stark there) who returns to his hometown only to find his father, played by Robert Duvall, accused of murder. Directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), the impressive cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dax Shephard, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Leighton Meester and a few Oscar-winners in Billy Bob Thornton and Melissa Leo.

The first trailer for The Judge is now out. Check it out below. Read More »

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