Borg McEnroe

It’s unlikely that George R.R. Martin was inspired to write his A Song of Ice and Fire novels by watching tennis legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe face off on the court, but considering the players’ nicknames were Ice and Fire, it wouldn’t be entirely ridiculous. (Mostly ridiculous? Yes.) The Swedish Borg was “Ice,” cool, calm and collected; McEnroe, a notoriously hot-headed New Yorker, was “Fire.” The two faced each other a number of times throughout the late ’70s and early ’80s, developing one of the sport’s most epic rivalries.

Now they’re getting the biopic treatment with a film called Borg/McEnroe. Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason is playing Borg, but the big draw for me is that Shia LaBeouf – who’s been known to be quite the hot-head himself over the years – is playing McEnroe. Check out the first international Borg/McEnroe trailer below.
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avengers infinity war score

When Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced Avengers: Infinity War, it was positioned as a two-film epic crossover event that would be the culmination of everything Marvel had planned up to that point. So with both films about to start shooting concurrently, I thought it might be fun to take a look at all the characters confirmed or rumored to be part of Avengers: Infinity War, and theorize how they may play into this story.

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The Man Who Killed Don Quioxte delay

It’s unfortunate to report Terry Gilliam‘s longtime passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has been delayed again. The writer-director was going to start shooting the film (for the second time) next week, but another unexpected curveball has been thrown in this troubled project’s direction. Gilliam called the most recent delay of his fantastical adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ novel “slight.”

Below, find out the reason behind the latest The Man Who Killed Don Quixote delay.

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avengers infinity war winter soldier

Without going too much into spoilers, the ending of Captain America: Civil War left us wondering where Sebastian Stan‘s Bucky Barnes (a.k.a. Winter Soldier) might turn up next. Marvel isn’t ready to say just yet, but a new report suggests that if nothing else, we can expect to see him in Avengers: Infinity War, out summer 2018.

And of course, Winter Soldier isn’t the only MCU supporting player who might resurface for that giant team-up. While actor Stellan Skarsgård, who plays Dr. Erik Selvig, has said he won’t return for Thor: Ragnarok, he may be called back for Avengers: Infinity WarRead More »

thor 3 stellan skarsgard

The blockbuster as we used to know it died in 2008 when the credits rolled on the first screening of Jon Favreau’s Iron Man. When Samuel L. Jackson popped up as Nick Fury to recruit Tony Stark into the Avengers, the shape of mainstream, populist cinema changed. The shared cinematic universe became the thing  every single movie studio chased. Marvel Studios has created the new blockbuster template.

While Jackson was the initial spurt of glue that held the Marvel Cinematic Universe together, Stellan Skarsgard‘s Dr. Eric Selvig has been equally important. He’s the vital stitch that keeps the fantastical world of the Thor films tethered to the Earth and its mortal heroes, the guy who steps in to explain a bunch of wacky nonsense to everyone in the audience. And now, we’ve learned that we won’t see him in Thor: Ragnarok.

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Our Kind of Traitor Trailer

Although the adaptation of John le Carré‘s spy thriller Our Kind of Traitor has been in the can since 2014, the film has taken a little while to make it to the big screen. But our friends across the pond will finally get a chance to see it this spring, and the first trailer finds Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris (Skyfall) in the wrong place at the wrong time, suddenly caught up in a struggle between a Russian mafia money launderer (Stellan Skarsgard), a ruthless MI6 agent (Damian Lewis) and the British government.

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Avengers Age of Ultron Thor deleted scene

One of the biggest victims of Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s overstuffed narrative was Thor. The god disappeared into a seemingly out-of-nowhere side quest that didn’t raise a whole lot of interest or make a whole lot of sense, raising the question of why the film bothered giving him a subplot at all.

The answer, as you may have already read, is that Thor was originally supposed to have a much meatier subplot to himself. Unfortunately, with the film threatening to go over the three-hour mark, something had to get cut, and that something was Thor. But thanks to the film’s upcoming Blu-ray release, we can finally see what we was missing in the film. Watch the Avengers Age of Ultron Thor deleted scene after the jump.  Read More »

Avengers 2 photos

Last night, Walt Disney Pictures released the second trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of UltronYou can watch that trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the new Avengers 2 trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the goodness one shot at a time, complete with an image by image analysis by me. Hit the jump to see over 60 Avengers 2 photos now.

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Stellan Skarsgard Thor 2

We didn’t know how big it would be, but when news broke that Stellan Skarsgård was returning for Joss Whedon‘s first Avengers film, we knew it was a big deal. Skarsgård’s character, Dr. Erik Selvig,  appeared in the Thor post-credit scene and was a key piece in Loki’s plan to take over Earth. The question now is, if he comes back for Avengers: Age of Ultron, would it be for a story role that is equally as important?

We’ll find out soon, because in a new interview Skarsgård confirmed that he is indeed coming back for the May 1, 2015 sequel. Read the Stellan Skarsgard Avengers: Age of Ultron news below. Read More »

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Frankie and Alice

Over three years ago, we saw the first trailer for Frankie & Alice, a fact-based drama about a ’70s stripper suffering from dissociative identity disorder. And then… nothing. Aside from a brief, barely publicized awards-qualifying run in late 2010 (which didn’t get star Halle Berry any Oscar love, but did earn her a Golden Globe nomination), the picture never received a theatrical release.

But it looks like someone has finally taken the film off the shelf and blown off the dust. Frankie & Alice is now headed for a spring opening, and there’s a brand-new trailer to prove it. Hit the jump to check it out.

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