Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
As the new movie by Ang Lee, and an adaptation of a highly acclaimed bestselling novel to boot, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk would be one of our most anticipated movies of the fall no matter what. But the project’s been getting special attention for the way it was shot and is being presented: in 120 frames per second. For comparison, most movies are in 24 fps; Peter Jackson made a very unusual move when he shot The Hobbit in 48 fps.
So, what does that high frame rate do, exactly? In a new featurette, Lee and his cast members talk up the “immersive experience” of 120 fps. Plus, there’s a behind-the-scenes promo featuring NFL stars J.J. Watt and Richard Sherman, both of whom appear in the movie, and a more straightforward 30-second spot. Watch it all below. Read More »
Today brings The Accountant to theaters everywhere, and audiences can decide for themselves if Ben Affleck makes the grade as a genius with numbers, or if he should have just left that to his buddy Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting.
But before you go see the movie, if you’d like an introduction to the character of Christian Wolff played by Ben Affleck, a motion comic from DC Comics gives us a little story involving the work that he does for shady criminal organizations. First he crunches the numbers, but then he can also handle himself if things get out of hand.
Watch The Accountant motion comic after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
Although Doctor Strange is the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, all of its core characters are new to the big screen. Sure, comic book fans might know about the Sorcerer Supreme or the Ancient One already, and sure, even casual moviegoers are probably familiar with the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton. But what will Cumberbatch be like as Stephen Strange, or Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo? A new featurette offers a closer look at some of the performances we can look forward to seeing in the movie.
Meanwhile, there’s also some news about one character we won’t be seeing in Doctor Strange. Ever since we learned Rachel McAdams would be playing Christine Palmer, fans have wondered if she might take on her comic book alter ego, Night Nurse. However, Kevin Feige has now shot down that rumor in no uncertain terms. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Even if the name Hokusai doesn’t ring a bell, you’re definitely familiar with his work. He’s the artist behind The Great Wave off Kanagawa, perhaps the most famous work in Japanese art history — you’ve seen the image in museums and books and gift shops and dorm room posters. But he’s not the real subject of Miss Hokusai. Instead, the new animated feature from GKIDS centers on O-Ei, his daughter and apprentice and an artist in her own right.
Directed by Keiichi Hara, Miss Hokusai unfolds in a magical realist version of 19th century Japan. Hokusai is already a man of great reputation, but he’s not working alone. O-Ei is the real hand behind many of the works credited to him, and she also cares for her blind younger sister O-Nao when she’s not helping out her father. This movie isn’t one for the kids — the film doesn’t gloss over the fact that Hokusai was also known for his erotic art, including the iconic The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife — but adults might find a lot to admire about this gorgeously animated coming-of-age tale. We’re happy to debut an exclusive Miss Hokusai clip, which you can see below.
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Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve seen some pretty weird stuff over the past eight years and 13 films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, visiting other planets and even other realms. But Doctor Strange has the potential to be the most out-there MCU movie yet. A new Doctor Strange featurette offers a look at some of the trippy Steve Ditko-inspired visuals we’ll see in the movie — just in time to convince you to shell out extra for IMAX 3D when tickets go on sale today. Watch the latest Doctor Strange featurette below. Read More »
When our own Peter Sciretta visited the set of Justice League a months ago, director Zack Snyder and his team had an obvious mission: they were dead-set on getting the people who didn’t care for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to get excited for the latest superhero team-up. Between that set visit and the footage screened at Comic-Con, we were seeing glimpses of a less serious-minded, more fun comic book movie, one with things like banter between characters and the occasional smile. So while I remain skeptical, I’m certainly willing to give the DC Extended Universe another shot. I like the DC comic book world too much to become completely disinterested! And despite not caring for Batman v Superman, I still enjoy most of Zack Snyder’s movies and think that he may have a terrific Justice League movie lurking inside of him.
So, does a new sizzle reel of behind-the-scenes footage from the film alter my thoughts at all? Will it alter yours? Let’s answer that question right now!
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Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
Doctor Strange promises to be Marvel’s trippiest movie ever, and a new promo leans further into its mind-bending weirdness. The latest Doctor Strange TV spot runs in reverse, so that we’re traveling back through time to the start of Strange’s journey. Sprinkled throughout the video are odd, nonsensical bits of dialogue that only reveal themselves when you play it backwards.
The time-traveling nature of the Doctor Strange TV spot seems to add further credence to the theory that the Eye of Agamotto is the Time Stone, the fifth of sixth gems that Thanos needs to complete his Infinity Gauntlet. Watch the Doctor Strange spot below. Read More »
20th Century Fox has released a new X-Men: Apocalypse deleted scene which shows how Tye Sheridan‘s character Scott Summers got his X-Men name Cyclops and also came into his iconic visor. Hit the jump to watch it now.
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At Star Wars Celebration Europe, DisneyXD released the first trailer for Star Wars Rebels season three, revealing not only Thrawn’s return to Star Wars canon but also that we’d begin to see some of the Rogue Squadron. The next episode of Star Wars Rebels is titled “The Antilles Extraction,” and as you might expect from the name, this will be Wedge Antilles introduction to the series.
DisneyXD has released a new clip from the upcoming episode, alongside some new images. See Wedge Antilles in Star Wars Rebels after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Despite Edna Mode’s best efforts, capes remain a staple of superhero costuming, popular with everyone from Batman to Thor. Marvel’s newest leading man, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) sports one as well. But Strange’s is no mere fashion statement. It’s a mystical artifact known as the Cloak of Levitation, and as evidenced in a funny new Doctor Strange TV spot, it’s kind of got a mind of its own. Watch it below. Read More »