In the coming years, Marvel fans are going to look back at 2014 with delight. We got a very exciting sequel in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and an amazing original film in Guardians of the Galaxy. Pound for pound, that might be their best one-two punch yet.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, just hit digital formats ahead of its Blu-ray release and so the Internet’s video editors have finally got hold of the entire thing. Enter Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers. The site calls these trailers “Honest” for a reason. This time around, the video freely admits the movie is really good, which is a nice twist on the usual approach. But, of course, that doesn’t make for good comedy so the nitpicking begins. It’s actually pretty clever and funny, so check out the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Honest Trailer below. Read More »
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The trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s The Interview is pretty insane. In the film, a famous entertainment journalist and his producer get an exclusive interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Before heading to the interview, the U.S. government asks the guys to assassinate the dictator.
So why the heck would this journalist, out of everyone, get this exclusive interview? Your first clue was on MTV over the weekend as James Franco‘s character, Dave Skylark, hosted a Very Special VMA Special featuring interviews with musicians Iggy Azalea, Jason Derulo and Nicki Minaj. Seth Rogen’s producer character, Aaron, also plays a huge role in the special.
Watching this special, which runs 20 minutes long, you’re sure not only to laugh, but totally get why the North Korean dictator of the film – which opens December 25 – would agree to the Interview. Watch The Interview MTV Special below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Edge of Tomorrow isn’t the worst film this summer, not by a long shot, but it might be the worst title. It’s bland. It’s forgettable. It tells you nothing about the movie. And it’s infinitely less memorable than the original title, All You Need Is Kill.
Apparently, Warner Bros. doesn’t much like the name either. As Edge of Tomorrow prepares for a home video release, the studio is downplaying the real title in favor of its tagline, Live Die Repeat. In fact, that’s actually the film’s title on iTunes. Hit the jump to see what we’re talking about.
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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s already controversial film, The Interview, was recently pushed back a few months but we’ll get a nice tease this weekend. Tied into the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, stars of the film James Franco and Rogen will do a full 30 minute special, in character, interviewing popular musicians Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo.
In the film, Franco plays Dave Skylark, the host of a popular entertainment interview show run by producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen). They’re then granted an exclusive interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and are asked to kill him. There will be no killing on the MTV special, which airs Sunday August 17 at 9 p.m., but you’ll get a sense of the film’s tone and humor. Below, read more info, see more photos and even watch a quick video of The Interview MTV Special. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
Understandably, Captain America 3 scribe Christopher Markus hasn’t been very forthcoming about the overall plot of the new film. But he has been happy to discuss a certain baddie he really wants to introduce to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even if he willingly admits it’s not likely to happen.
Asked about Captain America characters he hoped to use, Markus singled out MODOK — as he has been doing for the last three years. Hit the jump to read the quote, and get the details on his long and loving history with the oddball villain.
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Entertainment Weekly has released a faux public service announcement with character actors explaining why you should care about “that guy from that thing” more than “that guy on the billboard.” Character actors are supporting actors who are usually skilled at playing interesting or unusual characters, but not usually the lead roles in a film. They are the unsung heroes of Hollywood. Watch the character actor PSA video embedded now after the jump.
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Normally, I like the How it Should Have Ended series. They make smart points about movies while also being funny and respectful of the original material. These people don’t actually think these movie should end in a different way. It’s just a joke, and they put a ton of work into the product.
That balance is a little different when it comes to a Marvel movie. The whole, “Why don’t they call the Avengers?” angle is so played out that I was disappointed it became a big part of their latest video, How Captain America The Winter Soldier Should Have Ended. Of course, in reality, every one of these characters would call in reinforcements. But this isn’t reality. It’s a comic book story, and in a comic book that doesn’t happen. To say it should feels lazy.
On the other hand, they do make a fun point about Black Widow’s disguise technology and you get to see Batman and Superman grill Captain America and the Black Widow. Check out how Captain America: The Winter Soldier should have ended below. Read More »
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For the second time in as many weeks, Zack Snyder tweeted a photo linking his movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to Star Wars. During Comic-Con, Snyder posted a photo of his Superman, Henry Cavill, dressed as a Sith. Then weekend, he did it again, tweeting a photo of Batman walking on sand dunes with R2-D2. It looks great, almost like Ben Affleck dressed as Batman was posing with the droid. But a second tweet pulled back the curtain to reveal the truth. Check out the Batman Star Wars info below. Read More »