Deadpool Make a Wish

After 20th Century Fox debuted our first look at Deadpool with a fantastically hilarious and bloody teaser trailer at Comic-Con, some fans who weren’t at the convention may have seen the footage online as it has been leaked by some dastardly fan.

It’s hard to get mad about the leak since star Ryan Reynolds addressed the main reason this film was finally getting made when he took the stage in Hall H, “One year ago today, some fucking asshole leaked that footage, and because of that we’re here today.”

But anyway, if you’re wondering when you can get an official glimpse at Deadpool footage, Reynolds has revealed that fans will get some kind of treat in about three weeks. Find out more about when you can see Deadpool footage below! Read More »

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Deadpool hitchhikes to Comic Con

For years comic book lovers have been clamoring for a Deadpool movie, and earlier this movie it finally started shooting. Today, fans at Comic-Con got a first look at actual footage from the R-rated superhero pic, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth.

Reynolds also took the Hall H stage to talk about the movie, along with his co-stars Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Ed Skrein, and Gina Carano and director Tim Miller. They revealed new information about the movie, including character details. After the jump, read our Deadpool footage recap and reaction, plus highlights from the panel.  Read More »

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Most of the marketing for Deadpool so far has focused on, well, Deadpool. He is the title character, after all. But this film’s also got a solid supporting cast, and now it’s finally time for us to meet some of them.

A new batch of Deadpool photos show off Weasel (TJ Miller), Angel Dust (Gina Carano), Copycat (Morena Baccarin), and Ajax (Ed Skrein) — along with new looks at Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), of course. See the new Deadpool photos after the jump.  Read More »

Who Are the Top 15 Best Movie Spies?

Best Movie Spies

This weekend Melissa McCarthy enters secret agent territory as the unlikely hero Susan Cooper in the action comedy Spy. And while the trailers seem to indicate that she’s probably not the best woman for the job, she did get us thinking about the best spies in the business.

There have been plenty of spies on the big screen, from James Bond to Jason Bourne, and I decided to count down the Top 15 Best Movie Spies that we’ve seen throughout the years. However, you won’t find the likes of real-life spies whose life stories have been adapted for film. Instead, this is a collection of fictional spies from the movies. So with that out of the way, let’s count down the Top 15 Movies spies after the jump. Read More »

Deadpool Gina Carano

The Deadpool movie will basically ignore the existence of the first solo Wolverine movie, but the new film won’t forget the character’s roots in Marvel Comics stories featuring mutant characters. Ryan Reynolds is again playing Deadpool, and now he’ll be joined by Gina Carano, who’ll turn up in the film as Angel Dust, a mutant character who has been part of the Morlocks in Marvel Comics stories. In addition, a major X-Men supporting character will have a part in the story as well. Read More »

Gina Carano and Amaury Nolasco in In the Blood

You’d think people would know better than to mess with Gina Carano, but if they didn’t, Gina Carano wouldn’t have any movies to star in. The Haywire star’s latest outing is In the Blood, in which she plays a newlywed determined to uncover the truth about the disappearance of her husband (Cam Gigandet).

Glowering men like Luis Guzman, Danny Trejo, Stephen Lang, and Amaury Nolasco try to block her at every turn, only for her to beat them into submission. Because that’s what Gina Carano does. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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Cast your mind back to the release of 2 Fast 2 Furious, a film that was derided from nearly all corners, and then look at this week’s release of Fast & Furious 6. It took a decade, but Universal’s car-racing franchise has evolved into “event” status. Whether you like the films or not, there’s no arguing that under the stewardship of Justin Lin, who took over as director with the third movie, this series of films has exploded as a fan favorite. Lin knows how to manage action, and he’s had a long-term plan to consistently up the ante on that front.

Much more importantly, Lin realized that consistent characters are what bring people back to the films. He talked Vin Diesel back into the fold and then developed a suite of characters to fill out four individual films that ultimately work as one interlocked narrative. It’s an action-movie soap opera, sure, but one featuring precisely the sort of reliance on character that very few other action series get right.

The sixth film pushes outward in every direction: there are more characters and amped-up drama, and the action setpieces are more improbable and ridiculous than ever. Fast & Furious 6 won’t ever be held up as a major moral statement, but there’s a lot to be said for the series’ general tendency to trumpet values in friendship and family. There’s a sense of values here that could also be present in, say, the Die Hard movies, if the last couple McClane sequels weren’t such botch jobs.

With Fast & Furious 6 in theaters now, we’re curious to know how you feel about the film. Does the action work, and do the interlinked stories and characters provide enough meat to flesh out all the time between setpieces? Let us know in the comments below, where spoilers are allowed and encouraged. Read More »

STID Carol / FF6 Letty

It’s more or less impossible to reboot a massively popular franchise for the big screen without drawing the ire of a few fans, but one major criticsm plaguing Star Trek Into Darkness in recent days has nothing to do with J.J. Abrams‘ Klingon redesign or use of parallel timelines. Midway through the film, there’s a brief scene in which the character Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) strips down to her underwear for no apparent reason. Some fans called filmmakers out for being sexist, and so far writer Damon Lindelof has stepped up to offer his apologies.

The minor controversy was fresh in my mind when I went to go see Fast & Furious 6, which, as you’d expect, outdoes Star Trek Into Darkness‘ tiny sliver of cheesecake on every level. All of the female stars of Fast & Furious 6 are conventionally attractive to begin with, and none shy away from wearing form-fitting outfits or showing off a bit of cleavage. Additionally, scantily clad female extras are used in several sequences as little more than set decoration. And yet I walked away from Fast & Furious 6 thinking that director Justin Lin and his crew could teach the Star Trek team a thing or two about portraying female characters on screen.

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The Fast and the Furious films have always done well, but 2011’s Fast Five really kicked the franchise up to a whole new level in terms of box office, critical praise, and gleefully over-the-top ridiculousness. With some luck, Fast & Furious 6 could raise the bar even higher. That shot of a car shooting out of  burning airplane, for example, seemed like a great start.

Helmed by returning director Justin Lin, the latest installment of the car-centric series sees Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) turning to Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of the gang for help in catching a dangerous mastermind (Luke Evans). In exchange, our favorite thieves will get full pardons so they can return home. Complicating matters is the unexpected reappearance of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) whom they believed to be dead. Watch the last trailer after the jump.

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