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Which superhero did Suicide Squad‘s Margot Robbie almost play? Why did Pierce Brosnan turn down Tim Burton‘s Batman? Which caped hero does Wes Bentley wish he could play? What’s the Supergirl pilot about? Why does Megalyn Echikunwoke think the world needs Vixen? How pissed off does Nick Fury look in his Hot Toys figure? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy

Not that there was ever much doubt, but just to be clear: Yes, Vin Diesel will return to voice Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as revealed by director James Gunn. Read about the Vin Diesel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 return after the jump.  Read More »

Dismaland

Disneyland is billed as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but happy isn’t for everyone. Some people find all that relentless cheer to be kinda creepy, or simply prefer to mix things up with more offbeat, macabre entertainments. For all those people, there’s Banksy‘s Dismaland.

Touted as “the UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction,” Dismaland showcases work by Damien Hurst, Jenny Holzer, and other artists (in addition to Bansky himself). It also features an hourlong program of short films by Ze Frank, Kristen Lepore, and many more. Get the Banksy Dismaland preview, and watch all 24 shorts, after the jump. Read More »

Ant-Man dirt

For a Marvel movie, Ant-Man was pretty self-contained. It mostly kept to its own tiny corner of the universe, with its own colorful cast and own potentially world-destroying problems. The one major exception was a scene midway through the movie, when Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) sneaks into Avengers HQ.

His subsequent encounter with Sam Wilson a.k.a. Falcon (Anthony Mackie) is one of the film’s highlights — a playful tie-in that does a great job of showing off Ant-Man’s unique abilities. While most of us have already seen Ant-Man at this point, it still makes for an entertaining rewatch. See the Ant-Man vs Falcon clip after the jump.  Read More »

Mr. Robot season finale

The Mr. Robot season one finale was supposed to air tonight, but USA Network has announced that they have decided to postpone the finale episode. The move was made due to the tragic shooting of two Virginia reporters during a live broadcast this morning — the episode apparently featured a very graphic on-camera shooting that might have been too similar to the this morning’s tragedy.

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Fantastic Fest 2015

The lineup for this year’s Fantastic Fest looks incredible. The first wave of announcements included some really impressive recent festival faves such as Karyn Kusama‘s great movie The Invitation and the one-take thriller Victoria, and the premiere of the Kurt Russell film Bone Tomahawk.

The second wave of Fantastic Fest 2015 programming, however, really kicks things into gear. There’s Jeremy Saulnier‘s Green Room, the thriller which pits a punk band against a white-supremacist gang in a battle for survival, and there’s also High Rise (above) from Ben Wheatley, with Tom Hiddleston, Elisabeth Moss, and Luke Evans in an adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel of class warfare within an apartment building. The Lobster is coming to Fantastic Fest, as is Sundance favorite The Witch. And if all that isn’t enough there are over two dozen more additions to the festival’s program, and even a special screening of Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Read More »

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Love the Coopers trailer

We’re not anywhere near being able to say “Christmas is just around the corner.” It’s not even fall yet and all the pumpkin-spiced junk is hitting shelves along with Halloween decorations, but still, it’s just a little too kooky to even start thinking about Christmas.

However, when you’re a movie studio and you have to start promoting movies a few months out, you have to start parading the holiday movies way ahead of time. And that’s where the Love the Coopers trailer comes into play, showing off a new Christmas comedy featuring the likes of Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and more. Watch the trailer below! Read More »

Trash trailer

Perennial Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry is back this year with Trash, an adventure set in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Though it features some well known, well regarded faces like Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara, and Wagner Moura, the real stars of the film are a trio of young unknowns.

Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, and Luis Eduardo play three favela kids who spend their days picking through trash. One day they come across a wallet that happens to be of interest to some powerful and potentially dangerous people, sending them on an exciting adventure. Christian Duurvoort co-directed. Watch the Trash trailer after the jump. Read More »

Joaquin Phoenix M. Night Shyamalan

It’s been a good year so far for M. Night Shyamalan, or at least a much better year than the last few. His TV series Wayward Pines had a solid audience, and his new film The Visit has drawn rave reviews as it has been previewed throughout the summer. Now it looks like the writer/director will do a new project with Jason Blum, who produced The Visit.

And the film will likely star Joaquin Phoenix, who was one of the leads of Shyamalan’s 2002 film Signs, and the 2004 follow-up The Village. What little we know about the new Joaquin Phoenix M. Night Shyamalan project is below. Read More »