Edge of Tomorrow title

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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The Interview Skylark Tonight MTV Special Nicki Minaj

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 »

Captain America 3 MODOK

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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Donal Logue in Gotham - character actor psa
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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How Captain America The Winter Soldier Should Have Ended

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 »

Batman Star Wars Zack Snyder

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 »

guardians of the galaxy mistake

As Big Two superheroes go, the Guardians of the Galaxy are a pretty obscure bunch. So much so, even the trailers for the movie poke fun at that fact. Still, you’d think they’d be pretty well known now, what with a $100+ million budget and the power of the Marvel Studios marketing machine to back them up.

And yet, that didn’t stop a few cinemas from getting these Guardians mixed up with a different ragtag group of world-saving Guardians. According to reports, some theatergoers bought tickets to Guardians of the Galaxy last night… only to be treated to a screening of Rise of the Guardians instead. Hit the jump to learn how it all went down.

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Brian Cox movie novelizations

Does anyone read movie novelizations any longer? Before the Internet, before DVD and all the myriad other ways we consume movie stories, film novelizations were the quickest way to take a film home. Many featured extended characterizations and new scenes and concepts, some drawn from the original screenplays, some invented by the authors. At 10 years old, I loved the Poltergeist novelization as it featured scenes with Carole Anne wandering around in the realm of the Beast.

Here, Funny or Die both honors and (mostly) skewers the movie novelization in The Novelizationalist. The short film features Brian Cox as an author who specializes in the unique alchemy that joins film and the printed page. The novelizations for Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T., written by Cox’s character, capture each film’s magic with shocking clarity. Read More »

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