If you’re anxious to see how John Boyega fares as one of the new heroes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you might want to check out the film that really got us to pay close attention to the young British actor: Attack the Block.
Written and directed by Joe Cornish, the movie is a perfect blend of contemporary style and classic monster movie tropes as an alien invasion wreaks havoc in the hood in South London with a young street gang doing whatever they have to in order to survive. And now Matt Taylor has paid tribute to the movie with an awesome Attack the Block poster that is now available for purchase. Check it out below! Read More »
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Next week brings Sylvester Stallone back yet again as famed boxer Rocky Balboa. But this time he’s a mere supporting player, as the son of Apollo Creed takes the spotlight in a new era for the boxing franchise. Creed sees Michael B. Jordan take the title role of a young up and coming boxer struggling to live up to the legacy of his late father. And he has quite the supporter in his corner with Rocky as his trainer, even if it looks like he might be on his way out.
Now you can spend some time with Stallone as he sits down for a 50-minute discussion with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez for an episode of The Director’s Chair on The El Rey Network. It’s a fascinating career-spanning chat that dives into Stallone’s life as an actor and a filmmaker. Read More »
Can you expect even more Quicksilver in X-Men: Apocalypse? Which Glee star is joining Supergirl? Will Stephen Amell finally have a goatee as Arrow? Can Paul Bettany and Anthony Mackie convince you whether Vision or Falcon is the better Avenger? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Creed is a very, very good movie… but it’s a perfect Rocky movie. Here is that familiar, tried and true template given a fresh coat of paint and lovingly restored by people who give a damn. If you’ve ever liked any of the films in this series, this spin-off is going to get your blood pumping and eyes leaking. It’s the movie you want.
However, the real miracle of Creed is that isn’t anything like the Rocky sequels. The follow-ups to the original masterpiece (which is one of the best movies ever made) took a turn for the ridiculous. They got silly and began to lean too hard on series star Sylvester Stallone‘s action hero persona. The warmth, the charm, and the honesty of the first film was resurrected for 2006’s Rocky Balboa, but it’s back in full force in Creed. This spin-off, which finds an aging Rocky training the son of the late Apollo Creed, is second only to the first movie, and that’s because it recognizes what the first movie did so right.
Like them or not (and Rocky III and Rocky IV do offer some absurd pleasures), the Rocky sequels feel like Saturday morning cartoon versions of a genuinely great movie. Creed does the impossible: it coexists with them while avoiding everything they did wrong.
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Last night we were caught off guard by the unveiling of a new TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This time the focus was on Finn, likely as a way of keeping fans guessing as to whether it will be John Boyega’s Finn or Daisy Ridley’s Rey who becomes the new new hope of the Star Wars saga. You can check it out right here.
But if you’re done watching any new footage after the final trailer for the movie, then you can kill some time by checking out the final The Force Awakens trailer sweded, with some of the worst Stormtrooper helmets you’ve ever seen. But there is some real fire used at one point that’s pretty cool. Read More »
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We’ve featured a few of UK-based design studio Dorothy‘s movie-inspired screenprints in past editions of “Cool Stuff,” including their vintage-style LA street map featuring the names of over 900 movies, their beautiful golden age, modern day and horror star charts that feature hundreds of movies and actors graphed out in a star map. Those prints were very popular and this year Dorothy have returned with a vibrant new print titled “The Colour of Cinema” which is a “glorious ‘technicolor’ celebration of over 400 films which mention a color in their title” presented in a Color Wheel range.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by David Chen
In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss seventh episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, “You Win Or You Die.” Use this chart to follow along with your own book-reading.
Thanks to our sponsor, Audible.com. Go to audible.com/acastofkings to get a free 30-day trial. Thanks also to Adam Wells from the Beyond The Shield podcast for his help in putting this ep together.
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Which Constantine star has joined Supergirl as an alien villain? What was Stan Lee‘s response to learning Iceman is gay? Who is writing The Dark Knight Returns IV? Will we see a crossover episode for The Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow? How does Old Man Logan pay tribute to Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
We regularly do “Early Buzz” reports for movies, and sometimes the occasional television series, but in the ten plus years of the site history, we’re never done one for a video game… until now. Yes, Star Wars warrants a break out of our usual boundaries because everyone is so excited for Star Wars Battlefront, which was released for Playstation and Xbox this week. So lets take a look at the early Star Wars Battlefront reviews and see what the video game critics think of the first big Star Wars video game of the Disney era.
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