You would need an encyclopedia to know how many different versions of the original Star Wars Trilogy are out there. From obvious changes made to create the Special Editions, or the addition of “Episode IV” to the first film, to more subtle ones like color correction or audio tweaks, there are dozens of different versions of each film. All fans want, though, are the original negatives, with no “special” additions, but corrections to make them look and sound as good as modern technology will allow.
Unfortunately, that’s probably never going to happen because of rights issues and George Lucas’ wishes. So a group of fans made the Star Wars Despecialized Edition, a painstaking project that’s still in progress. The Despecialized Edition removes all the additions and tweaks slathered onto the films over the years, while simultaneously upgrading the sound and picture to modern standards. The results are pretty incredible and a new featurette shows the jaw-dropping changes and work put into the project. Read More »
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The modern, kick-ass female action star started with one name: Sigourney Weaver. So it was no surprise that Sylvester Stallone recently expressed interest in casting the iconic actress for The Expendabelles, the potential female-centric Expendables spin-off. Now it turns out, Weaver actually did get a formal offer, but passed on the role. Read more about The Expendabelles cast below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
Following the fact-based actioner Lone Survivor and the less fact-based blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction, Mark Wahlberg is preparing to play another all-American hero. He’s entered talks for Deepwater Horizon, J.C. Chandor‘s drama about the 2010 BP oil rig explosion.
Get more details about the Mark Wahlberg Deepwater Horizon movie after the jump.
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A Good Marriage is based on Stephen King‘s novella from the Full Dark, No Stars collection, and it’s the first King screenplay to hit the big screen in a long time. The film stars Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang in a story about a woman who discovers that her perfect, loving husband is in fact a serial killer. Nice concept, but this first A Good Marriage trailer shows that it might falter in the execution. Check it out below. Read More »
Fox has released a new trailer for the Batman prequel television series Gotham, featuring Ben McKenzie who plays James Gordon in the show, providing an exclusive introduction. The new UK two-and-a-half minute trailer shows James Gordon and his partner Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) trying to take down Gotham’s organized crime, all the while spotlighting Gotham’s young villains which include Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Penguin and the Riddler. Watch the new Gotham trailer embedded after the jump.
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Director Andy Serkis is bringing the A-list to his first feature film, Jungle Book: Origins. After casting Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the evil tiger Shere Khan, he’s now added Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan to the mix as the other animals. Rohan Chand, Jason Bateman’s co-star in Bad Words, is Mowgli and Serkis himself will be Baloo the bear. Which characters are each actor voicing? Read the full Jungle Book Origins cast below. Read More »
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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In a somewhat surprising move, AMC just renewed the show Halt and Catch Fire. The first season averaged 1.3 million viewers over its first 10 episodes, which isn’t great, but it hit a specific adult demographic that the channel liked. And I’m sure the fact its male stars Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy are both becoming major stars on the big screen (Guardians of the Galaxy for Pace, Batman v Superman for McNairy) doesn’t hurt. The new episodes will air next summer. Read more about Halt and Catch Fire season 2 below. Read More »