Dunkirk Prologue Playing Before Kong Skull Island

Last night brought the sneak preview screenings of Kong: Skull Island at many theaters across the country, and even though I had already seen the gnarly monster movie (and enjoyed it quite a bit), I wanted to see it again with friends. In addition to being treated to a second round of Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ spectacular monster action on an IMAX screen, there was a little surprise preceding the movie.

As the lights came down and the trailers began, the first preview out of the gate was Dunkirk. However, I was taken aback, because this wasn’t the trailer that has been playing in theaters since late last year. Instead, this was the 5-minute prologue that exclusively played before certain IMAX showings of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The good news is that this wasn’t just a fluke and you can easily see the Dunkirk prologue with IMAX screenings of Kong if you weren’t able to catch it already.
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skull island interview

While talking to director Jordan Vogt-Roberts about his new film Kong: Skull Island, I learned that the filmmaker was hired for the gig only after he rejected the job and script that Legendary initially pitched to him. Below, read part two of my interview to find out how Jordan went from a first-time director of the Sundance film festival movie The Kings of Summer to this mega-blockbuster (but only after you’ve read part one).

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kong skull island

In the first part of my interview with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the filmmaker discusses how video games, anime, and other films influenced his vision of a King Kong movie. Hit the jump to learn about his various Skull Island influences.

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aquaman stunt team About a week ago, director Zack Snyder teased footage from Justice League, offering a tiny glimpse of Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman in action. Now, he’s revealed a behind-the-scenes image showing off exactly how the created the illusion of a superhero effortlessly navigating an underwater environment. Read More »

geostorm trailer

I’ll just be honest with you – the elevator pitch for Geostorm will either make you cackle like an idiot and guarantee a ticket sale later this year or make you roll your eyes and completely ignore it. I’ll just leave it right here: “As a man heads into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a storm of epic proportions, his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president.” What. What? What!

And now, the first Geostorm trailer, starring modern B-movie king Gerard Butler and presumably written using a Mad Libs book, has arrived. Plan accordingly.

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Kong Skull Island Clips

This weekend brings Kong: Skull Island to theaters, and while some weren’t necessarily thrilled at the prospect of another King Kong movie, the early reviews indicate that this is an absolute blast of a monster movie, the likes of which we haven’t seen in awhile.

We’ve already posted our own review of Kong: Skull Island, singing the praises of this truly gnarly action adventure, which is just chock-full of gruesome monsters. But if you’re still on the fence, we thought now would be a good time to round up reviews from around the web to give you a broader idea of what director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has brought to the table with his impressive ensemble cast of actors and creatures.
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Wonder Woman Director Interview - Patty Jenkins

Yesterday, we talked about the 16 minutes of Wonder Woman that Warner Bros. Pictures and director Patty Jenkins showed us at their post-production facility in London, not to mention details on the story presentation that laid out the events of the first act of the movie for us. Now we get to dive deeper into all the work that Jenkins has poured into this movie, which has been something she had pursued on and off for 10 years before she finally ended up behind the camera.

In between watching the Wonder Woman footage, we were able to speak with Jenkins as a group for about 40 minutes, talking about everything from how the film changed throughout the various pitches she made over the years to how much of an influence Richard Donner’s Superman has been on the movie, and how they chose to approach the character through a modern lens.

Read on for our full group interview with Patty Jenkins. Read More »

Wonder Woman Tone

Having seen 16 minutes of Wonder Woman, as well as a presentation of the events in the first act of the film, we finally have a good idea of what all the key players in the film are doing. Obviously there’s our superheroine Diana Prince, but there are also the Amazons who raised her, a few villains, some helpful heroes, and more.

We’ve put together a Wonder Woman character breakdown based on what we’ve learned about the movie so far, including some speculation on what might be in store for a couple of the characters. Read More »

Wonder Woman - Who is Playing Ares in Wonder Woman?

One of the biggest mysteries in Wonder Woman has been who the real villain of the film could be. We know that Danny Huston is playing a rogue German general named Erich Ludendorff, and Elena Anaya is playing his right-hand woman Doctor Maru. But as we’ve heard recently, Ares the god of war, may be the ultimate villain in Wonder Woman. But the question is, who is playing him?

A rumor from not too long ago pegged Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban co-star David Thewlis as playing Ares, indicating that he would be brought to life with practical and digital effects and that he was in pursuit of some kind of poisonous gas to unleash upon the frontlines of the war.

Since then, we’ve learned that David Thewlis is playing a character named Sir Patrick Morgan, a character who is on the war council for the Allied forces, an advocate of peace. However, that doesn’t necessarily debunk the rumor that he’s playing Ares, and a revelation that came from the 16 minutes of footage we watched at the Warner Bros. post-production facility for Wonder Woman in London may be the key in sorting this out.

Let’s talk about our theory concerning who is playing Ares in Wonder Woman. Read More »

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Wonder Woman Plot Details

Wonder Woman is coming to theaters this summer, with Gal Gadot starring in the DC Comics superhero’s first solo outing after debuting in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With the exception of a photo revealing Diana Prince posing with some soldiers in World War I, her life remains shrouded in mystery in that film. But that’s about to change.

Director Patty Jenkins is giving us Wonder Woman’s origin story. While comic book movie fans may be tired of finding out about how these superheroes began, Wonder Woman has never been given this treatment on the big screen before. It helps that she has one of the more unique origin stories in comic book lore, so this won’t feel like we’re treading familiar territory.

Warner Bros. invited /Film to their post-production facility in London, England for a story presentation (as well as a preview of footage) that laid out some new Wonder Woman plot details, explaining what the first act of the film will entail.

If you want to go into Wonder Woman fresh, then stop reading! There may be some spoilers below, depending on what you don’t want to know about the movie. Read More »