Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Like so many of her sexist colleagues, we made the mistake of underestimating Peggy Carter when she first burst onto the scene. We enjoyed her in Captain America: The First Avenger, but assumed we wouldn’t see much more of her beyond the occasional flashback. Little did we know that in a few years time, she’d be headlining her very own series.
Said show, Agent Carter, is due to premiere in a few months, and Marvel is now ramping up its marketing efforts. The very first Agent Carter clip sets up the story: Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) is in danger, and he’s sending his pal Peggy (Hayley Atwell) and his butler Jarvis (James D’Arcy) on a mission to clear his name. Watch the Agent Carter clip after the jump.
Update: Marvel has announced the specific premiere dates for Agent Carter and the return of Agents of SHIELD. Find both below as well.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
The 2014-2015 season has already seen the returns of Agents of SHIELD and Arrow, as well as the debuts of Gotham, The Flash, and Constantine. But there’s still one major comic book series that has yet to launch.
Agent Carter doesn’t premiere until early next year, and as such it’s the show we currently know the least about. Happily, that’s starting to change. Marvel released a lengthy, detailed Agent Carter synopsis today that reveals exactly what Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is doing for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), how Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) gets involved, and much more. Hit the jump to find out.
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A new piece of casting has added a significant piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We all know Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system is called J.A.R.V.I.S., voiced by Paul Bettany. And by now you may now, J.A.R.V.I.S. is the basis for Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. However no one has ever questioned why Stark would name J.A.R.V.I.S. “J.A.R.V.I.S.” That’s because, in the comics, Jarvis is the name of Stark’s butler. In the movies though, he doesn’t have a butler. Where’s the connection?
The connection comes in on ABC’s Agent Carter. That’s where James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas) has just been tasked to play Howard Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis. Read More »
In Let’s Be Cops, two friends discover a new (and highly illegal) way to get attention from the opposite sex. Two friends, one a douche and the other kind of a dork, dress up as cops for a costume party. They find, however, that people think they’re actually cops. And the reaction is pretty positive — especially from women who like a guy in uniform. And then things get messy. This new Let’s Be Cops red-band trailer shows how a couple real cops mistake the guys for officers, and the two dudes end up trying to solve an actual crime.
Luke Greenfield directed Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson in the lead roles, while Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy and Andy Garcia round out the cast. Watch the new trailer below. Read More »
Anvil! director Sacha Gervasi has roped in quite a cast for Hitchcock, a film which dramatizes the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho in high style. Previous trailers have shown us Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren as Hitch and his wife Alma, and Scarlett Johanssen as Psycho’s first-act star, Janet Leigh.
Now, a new international trailer shows off a lot more than just Hopkins and his affectations and the film’s recreation of the shower scene. Read More »
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With six stories spanning nearly three hours, told by an ensemble cast and three directors, the sheer amount of information presented by and discussions one can have about Cloud Atlas is staggering. Co-writers and directors Tom Tykwer, Andy and Lana Wachowski took David Mitchell‘s novel, which nests six stories within each other, and broke it down into one forward-flowing mosaic. Set in several time periods from the 1800s through the 2300s, the film blends genres and tones to show the human soul moving from century to century, and explore how our actions in one life might affect the next.
And that’s just a very superficial interpretation. There’s much, much more to the movie, which is why it’s one of the year’s best.
As one might expect on a production so massive, there are tons of bits of behind the scenes trivia and on-screen secrets. Were there additional stories meant for the film or novel? Were the directors ever on set together? How did characters get cast? Which actress thought she’d be fired? And what exactly happens at the end of the film? We’ve complied 15 things you probably didn’t know, or notice about Cloud Atlas. After the jump, read all about them. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
We’ve got a hodgepodge of new images after the jump, including set photos from Robocop and The Wolverine, stills from Hitchcock and Beautiful Creatures, and even a snapshot of the National Lampoon’s Vacation cast, reunited.
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We’ve seen a good bit of footage for one of the Alfred Hitchcock movies that are in post-production right now: The Girl, which will air on HBO with Toby Jones playing Hitch during the making of The Birds.
The other film is Hitchcock, from Anvil! director Sacha Gervasi, and it features Anthony Hopkins as the late director, with a focus on the making of Psycho. (The film is essentially an adaptation of Stephen Rebello’s book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.)
We don’t have a trailer or footage for Hitchcock at this point, so we can’t yet start to compare the performance of Hopkins with that of Jones, but what you see above is a hint of the new teaser poster for the film, which has now been dated for a good award season spot on this coming November 23. See the full poster below.
Edit: I’d originally written that the film will hit in 2013, which was incorrect — it is actually set for November of this year.
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Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
The same breathtaking ambition that makes Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer‘s David Mitchell adaptation Cloud Atlas so intriguing also gives it the potential to flop, hard. Weaving together six interlocking stories that cut across time, space, and genre is difficult enough to do within the confines of a novel, to say nothing of a three-hour film. Then there’s that insane casting: stars like Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, and Jim Sturgess are each playing multiple characters, in some cases switching genders or races to do so.
Thankfully, buzz from test screenings suggests that much more of it works than not. Keep in mind that quite a few things may have changed in the few months since testing began (for one thing, some of these folks saw a cut that was four hours long), and that these reactions are coming from people whose tastes we don’t know. Even so, a flood of positive reactions seems like a very promising sign. Hit the jump to read the comments.
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