‘The Huntsman’ Will Only Have Two Dwarves

Snow White and the Huntsman dwarves

Snow White (Kristen Stewart) will be sitting out Universal’s The Huntsman, and now it looks like most of her dwarf friends will be, too. Only two of the seven dwarves are expected to appear, according to a new report.

Still set to return are the evil queen (Charlize Theron), and of course the Huntsman himself (Chris Hemsworth). Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is directing. Find out who the Huntsman dwarves might be after the jump.  Read More »

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Besides the sheer volume of films skewered here, the Pirates of the Caribbean Honest Trailer does a great job poking fun at the insane notion that pirates – one of history’s most violent and terrible groups – could be Disneyfied. My favorite bit is probably where they trailer shows that death is literally impossible in these movies as men are stabbed, shot and worse, and never ever die.

Check out the Pirates of the Caribbean Honest Trailer below. Read More »

Huntsman director

It’s been an up and down news cycle for The Huntsman, which will be Universal’s prequel to the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman. First there was the news that it would leave out Snow White, but then came the announcement that Frank Darabont would write and direct. In a surprise move, however, Darabont pulled out of directing last week, thanks to “creative differences.” Now Universal has signed Cedric Nicolas-Troyan — the second-unit director and visual effects supervisor on the original film — to direct The Huntsman. Read More »

Game of Thrones - Peter Dinklage as Tyrion

HBO is starting to ramp up their marketing for Game of Thrones Season 5. The campaign begins in earnest with the upcoming Game of Thrones IMAX presentation, which will consist of the last two episodes of Season 4 plus an exclusive first trailer for Season 5.

Then, once our appetites have been whetted, the show will take us behind the scenes with an HBO behind-the-scenes special. Trailers for both the IMAX showing and the TV special have been released, featuring a tiny tiny taste of Season 5. Check ‘em out after the jump.  Read More »

‘Fables’ Gets ‘Kick-Ass’ Screenwriter

Fables

We may finally be inching closer to Fabletown. Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman has been hired to write the long-gestating Fables adaptation, which Nikolaj Arcel (The Royal Affair) will direct.

Based on the Vertigo Comics series by Bill Willingham, Fables centers around a community of fairy tale characters (or “Fables”) who’ve been exiled from their homeland and now reside in modern-day New York. More on the new Fables screenwriter after the jump.  Read More »

hobbit fan edit

For some fans, interaction with films they love (or want to love) has become a full-on interactive thing. For various reasons — love, hate, curiosity, education — we see fans cutting their own versions of films more and more often. Even Steven Soderbergh is getting into the act of recutting favorite films.

One obvious candidate for active reappraisal is Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit trilogy. One new Hobbit fan edit has shorn the series of hours of footage, leaving a roughly four-hour story that omits many of Jackson’s inventions and digressions in an attempt to get closer to the heart of the novel. It this legit? Not at all. It is, however, inevitable, and potentially a good illustration of how some of the films’ meandering added little to the adaption. Read More »

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Darabont Won't Direct The Huntsman

We hope you weren’t too excited about the idea of Frank Darabont directing the Snow White and the Huntsman prequel, because that is no longer happening. The movie is happening, just not with Darabont as part of the package. The director dropped out of the endeavor this week. So now there’s The Huntsman, as the movie is called, with Chris Hemsworth set to return, but no Snow White (originally played by Kristen Stewart). But despite the fact that Darabont won’t direct The Huntsman there is good news, as a new lady villain is in the wings, with Emily Blunt in talks to play her. Read More »

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Game of Thrones Season 4 finale

UPDATE: The Game of Thrones IMAX presentation has been delayed one week, but will now open on 200 screens, which you can find below. Tickets go on sale January 16. Original article follows, new info is after that.

The big world of Westeros is about to get even bigger. HBO has announced a Game of Thrones IMAX release to hit theaters later this month, making the fantasy epic the first-ever TV series to play in the jumbo-screen format.

The screenings will consist of the last two episodes of Season 4 (“The Watchers on the Wall” and “The Children”), plus an exclusive first trailer for Season 5. More details on the Game of Thrones IMAX release after the jump.  Read More »

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