“Reshoots” is a dirty word in entertainment journalism, often used as an indicator of a disastrous film production. But the truth of the matter is, reshoots can be a good thing. The purpose of reshoots is to make a movie better, not worse. Let’s take a look at the purpose of reshoots, and why they don’t necessarily signal disaster for films like Star Wars: Rogue One and Suicide Squad.
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Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
As the third film in the most recent trilogy in the X-Men franchise, it’s pretty bold to have a joke in X-Men: Apocalypse that mentions the third film in a trilogy is usually the worst. The line is meant to take a shot at the almost universally hated X-Men: The Last Stand, and while X-Men: Apocalypse is nowhere near as bad as Brett Ratner’s film from 2006, it’s not without some shortcomings of its own.
X-Men: Apocalypse has a simple, hollow story, spinning a wheel that also treads water. However, it also does a great job of bringing the young versions of familiar X-Men into this modified timeline and delivers some thoroughly entertaining action. In short, X-Men: Apocalypse feels like an extended episode of X-Men: The Animated Series, for better and worse.
Read our full X-Men Apocalypse review after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
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 »
Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Ever heard of a movie called Revenge for Jolly!? If you have seen it, you’d probably remember, not only because it’s about a man trying to find out who’s behind his dog’s mysterious death, but mainly because the film stars Oscar Isaac, Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood, Kevin Corrigan, Ryan Phillippe, Garrett Dillahunt, Amy Seimetz, Bobby Monyihan, Adam Brody, Gillian Jacobs, and the film’s screenwriter, Brian Petsos. Great cast, right? Who wouldn’t want to see all of those actors come together in the same movie?
Well, despite such an impressive ensemble, Revenge for Jolly! flew way under the radar back in 2012, and it wasn’t reviewed very kindly, either. Four years later, actor/screenwriter Brian Petsos and Oscar Isaac have reunited for a new short film, Lightningface.
Watch the Lighningface trailer below.
Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
Poe Dameron may have been Oscar Isaac‘s most famous movie role of 2015, but arguably his best role was as tech genius Nathan in Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina. The character allowed Isaac to be both mysterious and ordinary, seductive and repulsive, and above all, mesmerizing. No wonder, then, that he’s apparently eager to team up with Garland again, this time for Annihilation. Isaac joins an already incredible cast that includes Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Over 20 minutes worth of scenes were removed from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. An early cut of the sequel was two hours and forty minutes, but considering the film moves like a bullet, as director J.J. Abrams‘ movies tend to, they were probably all wise cuts.
Below, Abrams explains why these scenes didn’t make the final cut, and reveals some first look photos at some of the deleted scenes we’ll see on the home video release. (Spoilers ahead, obviously.)
Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
20th Century Fox has dropped the new trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, the first time we’ll see the core X-Men team since X-Men: Days of Future Past wiped the slate clean and rebooted the timeline. Not that turning time off and on again seems to have helped much: the X-Men, as usual, find themselves faced with chaos and devastation and possibly the end of the world as we know it, this time thanks to an ancient, godlike mutant known as Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac).
Professor X (James McAvoy) continues fighting the good fight with his team of fledgling superheroes, including the young Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), while Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is enlisted as one of Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen. Watch the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Poe Dameron is the man. The Resistance soldier is the best damn fighter pilot in the sky, and he’s nothing but a big ball of drive, kindness and charisma. Oscar Isaac is incredibly charismatic in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making you invest in a character you really don’t know that much about. Maybe we’ll learn more about the character in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is currently filming, but until then, we can go on a few other adventures with the fighter pilot thanks to a new Poe Dameron comic. Learn all about it below.
Episode 8 Bits: Finn and Poe’s Relationship, a Chase Scene in Dubrovnik, and the Return of Your Favorite Stormtrooper
Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Star Wars: Episode 8 is actually filming right now and all have for you is a bunch of scraps. But you know what? Scraps of Star Wars is better than nothing at all! In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits:
- Another spark for your Finn and Poe fan fiction.
- Cast and crew react to the first days of shooting.
- The return of a very cool stuntman.
- Details on Episode 8‘s Croatian shoot.
- Details on Episode 8‘s Irish shoot.
- Peter Mayhew officially hits the Episode 8 set.
- And more!