In the Heart of the Sea (9)

Everyone knows the tale of Moby-Dick, but far fewer people know that it was inspired by a true story. And it’s that true story which serves as the basis of Ron Howard‘s new movie, In the Heart of the Sea. In 1820, a whaling ship called the Essex was destroyed after an encounter with a massive whale, leaving the crew — including captain George Pollard (played by Benjamin Walker in the movie), first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland) stranded thousands of miles off the coast of South America. Howard’s film chronicles the desperation and despair that followed.

Nearly two years ago, I and several other journalists embarked on our own, much more pleasant, and far less eventful journey across the ocean to the London set of In the Heart of the Sea. On set, however, it was difficult to tell we were in London, or for that matter the year 2015, at all — we walked right onto a detailed life-size replica of a busy street in 19th century Nantucket. The irony that we American journalists had had to travel 3,500 miles to visit a fake version of an island located just 300 miles from New York was not lost on us.  Read More »


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modern ocean cast

It took director Shane Carruth nine years to make a follow-up to 2004’s time travel instant-classic Primer. Thankfully, 2013’s Upstream Color was a remarkable sophomore effort, a science fiction tinged drama that was as emotionally moving as his debut feature was mind-bending. Even more thankfully, we won’t have to wait nearly a decade for this third movie. His new movie is on the way and its already assembled a jaw-dropping ensemble.

We already knew that The Modern Ocean would be Carruth’s first step into big-budget filmmaking, but no one saw this cast coming. The man who once worked miracles with a couple thousand bucks is now commanding a cast that includes Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel RadcliffeChloe Grace Moretz, Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield and Jeff Goldblum. More details on the Modern Ocean cast can be found after the jump.

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The Flash

What happens when Batman meets Pee-Wee Herman? How were the visual effects for the next episode of The Flash pulled off? Is Gal Gadot a fan of Lynda Carter‘s Wonder Woman? How did Tom Holland get hurt on the set of Captain America: Civil War? What did you miss in the Jessica Jones trailer? All this an more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

age Spider-Man

For some time now, we’ve known that the new Spider-Man entering the Marvel cinematic universe in Captain America: Civil War will be a high school-aged Peter Parker. However, we had yet to hear specifically how old the webslinger will be until today.

Director Jon Watts has been making the rounds talking about his indie thriller Cop Car, and while speaking about the first solo outing for his high school wallcrawler, he confirmed what age Spider-Man will be in the 2017 movie. Read More »

Spider-Man Civil War

With Captain America: Civil War still in production, there’s been a steady stream of updates here and there about scenes shot and sights spotted on set. We recently caught a glimpse of Black Panther on set for the first time, and there’s reportedly been a sequence shot in Peter Parker’s bedroom, and a rumor circulating about different Spider-Man suits being used in the movie.

Now we have another important detail on the Spider-Man Civil War involvement in the movie that might give away whose side he ends up on in this epic battle of your favorite super heroes. Beware of spoilers from here on out! Read More »

Lost City of Z cast

After years of development and quite a lot of uncertainty, the film adaptation of David Grann‘s book The Lost City of Z is now shooting, with James Gray directing and Charlie Hunnam in the lead role of Percy Fawcett, who vanished in the 1920s while searching for the fabled El Dorado, the city of gold in the Amazon which had captivated explorers for decades.

We’ve known most of the cast, which also features Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson, for a while. but the start of production announcement also brings the news that Tom Holland, Marvel’s future Spider-Man, seen above in Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, will have a role as well. Read More »

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What’s Hugh Jackman teasing for the next Wolverine movie? Is Spider-Man in Germany for Civil War? Want a peek at the Suicide Squad script? How does Chris Evans explain the Cap / Bucky relationship? What makes Deadpool unique, according to Ed Skrein? Which previously unmentioned supervillain will show up in X-Men: Apocalypse? Is there new evidence for that Joker / Robin fan theory? What big change is coming to Arrow‘s Starling City? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Spider-Man rumors

Just recently we heard that the Spider-Man cameo for Captain America: Civil War had already been shot. However, some new information has surfaced to indicate that we shouldn’t expect the wallcrawler just to swing by and say hello in his first appearance in the Marvel cinematic universe.

In addition, another rumor has popped up with word on what villain we’ll see taking on Spider-Man when he gets rebooted again with a new franchise beginning in 2017, this time co-produced by Marvel Studios.

Get the details on these Spider-Man rumors after the jump! Read More »

new Spider-Man first look

It’s long been expected that the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland) would debut with a small role in Captain America: Civil War. Now we have confirmation that not only is the cameo happening, Holland has already shot it. Read all about the Civil War Spider-Man cameo after the jump.  Read More »