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Black Mass trailer

“If nobody sees it,” Whitey Bulger tells his six-year old son in this new Black Mass trailer, “it didn’t happen.” But much of what we’ll see in this movie did happen, as Bulger, played here by Johnny Depp, was among the most notorious gangsters in Boston’s history — hell, in US history. He topped the FBI’s Most Wanted list for years. Depp may be channeling Jack Nicholson’s performance from The Departed, a performance which was also at least inspired by Bulger, but he still comes off as intense and terrifying in this new trailer.  Read More »

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Zombies vs Robots script

The IDW-published comic series Zombies vs Robots is coming to the big screen thanks to a development effort by Sony. The studio has Andrew Adamson (ShrekThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) set to direct, and has now pulled in a new screenwriter. And this writer is someone whose previous work is set in a far more realistic vein: Craig Borten, who co-wrote Dallas Buyers Club and scripted The 33, based on the story of trapped Chilean Miners. Read More »

Power Rangers director

Lionsgate’s recent decision to move Power Rangers to January 2017 wasn’t what you’d call encouraging. The month is known as a dumping ground, with good reason. However, Lionsgate insists the new release date doesn’t signal a lack of confidence, but an opportunity. “Great movies deliver whatever date they’re on,” said co-chairman Rob Friedman.

Read the studio’s comments on the Power Rangers January release date after the jump.  Read More »

Avengers Heroclix

Want to see the logo for Captain America: Civil War? What’s the latest rumor about Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman? Has Marvel revealed some Easter Eggs in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is Jim Lee releasing an awesome Batman exclusive at San Diego Comic-Con? Will Marvel reinvent itslef again after Secret Wars? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Lionsgate Odyssey

In an unprecedented move, a movie studio has decided that an adaptation of a well-known story will be broken up into several movies, rather than done as a single film. That’s a joke, of course. The way things are now, it would be more surprising to hear of one film being developed.

In this case, the subject is The Odyssey, which The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson are developing for Lionsgate. Their work is based on the epic poem by Homer that we all studied, or pretended to study while using Ray Harryausen films as our real curriculum, in school. Read More »

Action Filmmaking Tips

We’ve been talking a lot about Mad Max: Fury Road for the past couple weeks, and one reason is that it is, as I argued in my review of the film, incredibly precise and clear storytelling from a visual perspective. There is virtually nothing as good as Fury Road in action films of late. But there is in older work, such as the remarkable run of ’80s and early ’90s movies from Jackie Chan.

A couple weeks ago I came across a video essay that is itself very precise about breaking down just what works in Chan’s films, and why. I’ve watched this essay many times now, and despite the fact that it isn’t “new,” having debuted late last year, I wanted to share it as an explanation of exactly how and why some visual storytelling works so well.

Whether you aspire to make films, or just want to gain a better understanding of how they work, you must watch this video.

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Fury Road trivia

Mad Max: Fury Road was over a decade in the making, and hit the screen with a rich backstory. While it’s more fun to let the characters on screen exist with only the information we’re given in the movie, the tales of the creation of Fury Road are so good that we have to dive in.

Below we’ve got eight of our favorite bits of Mad Max: Fury Road trivia, from the insane planning that went into the stunts, to the freedom that digital cinematography allowed in collecting the insane amount of footage that makes up this movie and the fact that the Mad Max: Fury Road blu-ray will feature a black and white version of the film with an isolated score as the only soundtrack. Read More »

The Aviator

The bright, hot days of summer are finally upon is, and that means it’s the perfect time to seclude yourself in a curtained, air-conditioned room and watch some movies. First, catch up on some of the classics leaving Netflix in June 2015; once you’ve cleared a bit of space in your queue, you can fill it back up with some of the best films coming to Netflix (and Hulu, and Amazon) in June 2015.

After the jump, the best of the Netflix June 2015 release schedule, plus highlights from the upcoming Hulu and Amazon calendar. Read More »

3D Printed Jason Statham Mask

If you’ve ever watched The Transporter, Crank, or The Expendables and wished you were Jason Statham, then we have some good news. Thanks to a pretty odd promotion from 20th Century Fox for next month’s action comedy Spy, you can get plans for a 3D printed Jason Statham mask. Disclaimer: Whatever you decide to do once that mask is in your possession is up to you, and we are not responsible.

Find out how to get a 3D printed Jason Statham mask after the jump. Read More »