By now you know that The Avengers was a pretty big deal this weekend and everyone and their mother is wondering what’s next for Marvel. Well, it’s Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2 in that order. But will Avengers 2 come after that or will we get a few other movies first? Guardians of the Galaxy, perhaps? And what about Edgar Wright‘s Ant Man, a film he’s been writing on and off with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) for years? Wright took to Twitter over the weekend to post a photo that seems to suggest maybe Ant Man is coming. Check it out below. Read More »
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Now that a bunch of people have seen the summer’s first blockbuster, The Avengers, our eyes wander down the calendar to the summer’s second weekend: May 11. There’s just one wide release that day (likely because studios were still afraid of Marvel’s team up) and it’s Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bohnam Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer. Since the release of the trailer, fan interest has piqued as the film seems to be a return to the Burton of old, a frightening setting filled with weirdness and humor ala Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands.
Do Burton and Depp succeed in that aim? Entertainment Weekly senior writer Anthony Breznican has seen the movie and tweeted some thoughts over the weekend. Check out his tweets after the jump. Read More »
A long time ago, on an Internet that seems far far away, two Star Wars themed films were looking at major releases. There was Kyle Newman’s Fanboys and Patrick Read Johnson‘s 5-25-77. The former was centered on the excitement looking ahead to the prequels and the latter was about how the release of the original movie shapes a young man’s Hollywood dreams. Fanboys came and went in 2009 but 5-25-77 lingered like a piece of space junk released from a Star Destroyer. That year it screened at a film festival but that was more or less the last we heard of it after several years of teases.
That all changed this weekend when Jeff Sneider of Variety sent out a tweet saying the film will be released this summer and the filmmaker responded. The saga continues after the jump. Read More »
While fans have been very vocal regarding Michael Bay’s comments about his company’s upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, Ninja Turtles, one thing that hasn’t really been discussed is the human element. While the turtles themselves are essential, the supporting characters are a huge part of the universe. So will Casey Jones and April O’Neil make appearances? We don’t know yet. What we do know is hip hop aritst Kid Cudi (who hit song “Pursuit of Happiness” was recently remixed in Project X) is most likely helping with the film in some way.
Cudi, real name Scott Mescudi, first posted a photo on his Tumblr of a Ninja Turtle with a caption suggesting he was going to be part of the film, next tweeted about Bay’s comments and then producer Brad Fuller retweeted an article about the whole situation. Seems like a good bet he’ll be part of the movie. How so exactly? Speculate and see the evidence after the jump. Read More »
A recent study by The Hollywood Reporter uncovered a bunch of interesting facts about the modern moviegoer. For example, did you know that 88% of people think Twitter and Facebook now count as a form of entertainment? Or how about the fact that 80% of Facebook users check the site while watching television? Also, they found that over half of people ages 18-34 think using social media in a movie theater enhances the experience and would patronize a theater that allowed them to do that.
Yup, it’s true. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Twenty-four days remain until The Hunger Games is released and Lionsgate is sponsoring a contest giving fans a chance to see the film early. Beginning today, 24 cities will compete to get a screening of the film based on how many people tweet a hashtag specific to a city. The top four will get advanced screenings. For more information, and to get in on the act, keep reading below. Read More »
When people think of 1999 movies, titles like Fight Club, The Matrix and Being John Malkovich are just a few of the influential titles mentioned. One that regularly gets overlooked is American Pie, which not only was a massive hit, it launched a franchise, multiple catchphrases and the careers of several actors. It’s now 13 years later and 2012, once again, has a very impressive set of films coming out and, once again, American Reunion is getting overlooked. The fourth theatrical Pie film returns the entire cast for their 10 year high school reunion and will be released on April 6.
The film test screened earlier this week in New York and Los Angeles and fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions. What did they think? They loved it. Read some early buzz after the jump. Read More »
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For the past week, Marvel had been pimping a live, Twitter chat featuring Joss Whedon, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson regarding The Avengers. We’ll it’s now over and it was very uneventful. The two biggest revelations were Whedon confirmed there’s not a Spider-Man cameo in the Disney movie and Samuel L. Jackson teased an upcoming Nick Fury film. Oh, and then they showed a 10-second tease of the 30-second Avengers Super Bowl commerical featuring our first glimpse at the film’s villains. That was cool.
At the same time, Disney/Marvel officially announced that The Avengers will be released in IMAX 3D on May 4
After the jump, read a selection of the best question and answers from the chat, watch the commercial and read the press release. Read More »