Often times at Sundance you see the same stories played out with different characters. This year alone, for example, there are two movies about an estranged New York man returning home when his mother comes down with a debilitating ailment. Familiar indie stories don’t always work on the festival circuit, but sometimes when the right cast comes together, a decent amount of magic happens. Such is the case with The Fundamentals of Caring, a road trip comedy with heart based on Jonathan Evison‘s bestselling novel of nearly the same name and starring British sensation Craig Roberts (Submarine) and the always reliable Paul Rudd. Keep reading the Fundamentals of Caring review after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
When you really look at it, that first Captain America: Civil War trailer doesn’t give away much at all. Watching Captain America and Iron Man throw down is so exciting (and upsetting!) that you don’t really miss a big Spider-Man reveal. Catching tiny glimpses of Black Panther in action is cool enough that you don’t need to see the exact line-up of Tony Stark’s allies. There was enough satisfying stuff on display that we could go on for a few more months without knowing exactly what kind of role Paul Rudd‘s Scott Lang / Ant-Man plays in the finale film.
That changes now! Sort of. Much like how toys and LEGO sets spoiled major plot points and characters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Age of Ultron, a new Captain America: Civil War toy may very well have given up one of the most intriguing developments in the next Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure. Possible spoilers lurk below, so tread cautiously.
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Ant-Man is just as much a heist movie as it is a superhero movie. Peyton Reed‘s Marvel origin story didn’t feel like most comic book movies because of its crime caper tropes. The sequel, however, will not return to the heist genre.
Learn more about Ant-Man and the Wasp after the jump.
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It’s always interesting to see what the Honest Trailer for a good movie chooses to poke fun at, and in the case of Marvel Studios isolated superhero heist movie Ant-Man, that’s exactly what we get to see. As the Ant-Man Honest Trailer points out, against all odds, this movie actually kinda works. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s basically the exact same plot of Iron Man, but just with a different kind of suit. Read More »
This year audiences embraced a hero named Ant-Man. I imagine some folks at Marvel were worried if moviegoers would accept a miniature crime fighter with such a refreshingly uncool name — and the bizarre power of commanding ants — but the film was a critical and commercial hit, especially overseas. After the success of the movie, director Peyton Reed can take even more chances with the Ant-Man sequel, and he plans on doing just that.
After the jump, learn what Reed has in store for Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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Marvel Studios superhero heist film Ant-Man will hit home video on December 8th, and it should make for a good Christmas gift for the Marvel fan in your life. But if you can’t wait until then, a couple key scenes from the movie have been officially released online for you to watch over and over again.
Both of the Ant-Man credits scenes, featuring the reveal of Evangeline Lilly‘s new Wasp prototype suit and a tease of what’s to come in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, are legally available to watch right now. Read More »
Marvel was smart enough to bring director Peyton Reed back for the sequel to Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Reed was in an awkward spot, taking over the first Ant-Man after all the negative buzz following Edgar Wright‘s departure, but he came in and knocked the Marvel film out of the park. A lot of people deserve credit for how well Ant-Man turned out, including Adam McKay, who collaborated on the script with actor Paul Rudd. McKay brought a lot of ideas to the table that really paid off.
As for whether he’ll return for the sequel, McKay sounds open to it. Read what he had to say after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Director Duncan Jones has been talking about this science fiction film noir dream project Mute for years. Like so many passion projects, it always seemed to be just out of reach for the Moon and Source Code filmmaker, who has spent the past few years bringing Warcraft to life. With his big-budget fantasy epic nearing the homestretch, Jones can actually make Mute happen instead of just wistfully talking about it to anyone who will listen. After all, we’ve been using the same piece of concept art for every story about this movie for over five years. We need something new!
And now, we’re getting something new. Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd have joined the cast, which is the first proper, actual evidence we’ve had in years that this movie could become a reality. More importantly, Jones has all but confirmed what he’s long teased: Mute will take place in the same universe as Moon.
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It’s not surprising people like Ant-Man. It’s a funny, cool, and clever superhero pic that relies more on the conventions of a heist movie than a superhero movie. Director Peyton Reed (Down with Love) also made a Marvel movie that doesn’t feature a massive third act with extras running around and the hero fighting a bunch of CG, faceless bots. For a variety of reasons, Ant-Man is a breath of fresh air, so it isn’t surprising when somebody likes the film. But it is surprising when that somebody is director Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys, Time Bandits).
Gilliam discusses Ant-Man after the jump.
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