Its that time of year again — the Summer movie season is upon us. And the /Filmcast team have once again gathered to compete in what has become an annual tradition: the Summer Movie Wager. Every year in the past I would make a guest appearance on the Totally Rad Show for this segment, but with that show now disbanded we have taken on the job of hosting this contest on /Film. This is the tenth annual edition of this contest.
Last year was David Chen’s first time participating and he won the wager. This year the contest includes Devindra Hardawar (his first time), David Chen, Germain Lussier, Jeff Cannata and myself in a game is to decide what will be the highest grossing films of the Summer. It’s a free-for-all; the person with the best score wins. But it isn’t just that easy — not only do the participants need to predict what 10 films will be the highest grossing films domestically, but we need to place them in order. After the jump you can listen to the full episode of the show with our predictions.
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Will we see more of Martin Freeman in the Marvel cinematic universe after Captain America: Civil War? Want to see what it will be like to ride the new Joker roller coaster in New Jersey? How much did Paul Rudd geek out when he walked on the Civil War set? How do M&M’s help Nightcrawler and Storm pass the time? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Its not a new phenomenon, a lot of movie trailers feature shots from movies that don’t end up on the big screen. This usually takes the form of scenes or moments that hit the cutting room floor in the time between the early marketing and release date. And with big budget visual effects films, its not uncommon to see many different iterations of a computer rendering that evolves into a much better looking effect by the time it hits multiplexes.
And we’ve already talked a bunch about the deleted scenes that were glimpsed in the marketing for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but didn’t make it to the theatrical release. But now that the movie is on Blu-ray and VOD fans are noticing some of the smaller details that didn’t make the theatrical cut of the film, the most recent of which is a reference to George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels and specifically Anakin Skywalker. Hit the jump to see the deleted Anakin Skywalker Force Awakens reference.
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After releasing just four films in four decades, Terrence Malick suddenly became much more prolific starting with 2011’s Tree of Life. To the Wonder and Knight of Cups followed in quick succession, and Weightless should be coming along in the not-too-distant future.
Even as he’s picked up his pace, though, he’s taken his good sweet time with Voyage of Time, a documentary which aims to the entire story of the universe. And by “taken his good sweet time,” we mean this film has been in the works, off and on, for the past 30 years. But happily, it looks like we’re finally reaching the light at the end of the tunnel. Voyage of Time has officially been set for a fall 2016 IMAX release. Read More »
Paramount would like you to boldly go where you have already gone before: back to your local multiplex for another Star Trek movie. As Justin Lin‘s Star Trek Beyond sails toward its summer 2016 release, the studio is reportedly getting its ducks in a row for Star Trek 4, as the next next installment of the sci-fi saga will be referred to for the time being. Read More »
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In today’s edition of Rogue One Bits:
- Mads Mikkelsen sheds more light on his mysterious character.
- Pablo Hidalgo makes it clear who isn’t in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
- The complete story of Mon Mothma.
- Composer Alexandre Desplat confirms that he’s still working on Rogue One.
- Listen to a very cool Rogue One-infused Star Wars music remix.
- ILM visual effects geniuses watch Rogue One trailer reaction videos.
- A Rogue One VHS box that you’ll wish actually exists.
- LEGO teases a Rogue One…something.
- More information of Rogue One Force Friday toy releases.
- Disney theme parks are set to sell the first Rogue One merchandise…for good cause!
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In retrospect, in was inevitable. Someone, someday, was going to reboot the Puppet Master series. All long-running horror movie franchises follow the same pattern: unlikely early success leads to annualized sequels, annualized sequels lead to diminishing returns, diminishing returns lead to nostalgia-soaked sequels a decade or more after the series seeming died. And then: the Hollywood reboot. In this case, the new Puppet Master movie will be produced by Di Bonaventura Pictures, who are best known these days for the Transformers and G.I. Joe movies, and written by S. Craig Zahler, the legit madman who wrote and directed last year’s Bone Tomahawk.
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When the first teaser trailer arrived for X-Men: Apocalypse, some fans weren’t happy with the way the title villain, played by Oscar Isaac, actually sounded. Apocalypse is essentially a god, and his voice is not supposed to sound like any other person. It’s meant to be booming, inhuman and threatening.
Thankfully, Apocalypse’s voice has been modified in the most recent trailer, and it’s something that director Bryan Singer has been perfecting in post-production. In fact, Singer specifically addressed the evolution of Apocalypse’s voice in a recent edit bay visit that some members of the press attended, and he explained why the villain sounded so normal in early marketing materials and what fans can expect in the final cut of the movie.
Find out what Bryan Singer had to say about the X-Men: Apocalypse voice evolution after the jump. Read More »
Dredd was an out-and-out flop when it hit theaters in 2012, but thanks to strong reviews and a solid home video performance it’s only gotten more popular as time has gone by. For years now fans have been calling for a sequel, and star Karl Urban has been more than happy to encourage that chatter. Still, when he mentioned recently that he wanted to make a Dredd 2, we chalked it up to wishful thinking. After all, he’s been saying as much for years and so far hasn’t had much to show for it.
But it looks like there might be a tiny bit more to his recent comments than we previously assumed. During an appearance at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Urban teased that “conversations are happening” about bringing Dredd back, possibly as a streaming series. Read More »