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- 02/25/14--23:37: Snowed Under: Chris Buck talks about Frozen
- 02/25/14--23:46: Arnold kills everyone in action-packed Sabotage clip
- 02/26/14--00:21: Watch 300's 'Honest Trailer'
- 02/26/14--00:59: A look at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie tie-in LEGO sets
- 02/26/14--00:59: Karl Urban says conversations are taking place about a Dredd sequel
- 02/26/14--01:30: Ghostbusters 3 still moving ahead despite Harold Ramis' death
- 02/26/14--01:31: Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice set for December
- 02/26/14--03:45: Liam Neeson set to appear in the Entourage movie
- 02/26/14--05:27: Comic Book Review - Ghostbusters #13
- 02/26/14--11:23: Best look yet at Godzilla with Empire's latest cover
- 02/26/14--11:58: George R.R. Martin releases an excerpt from The Winds of Winter
- 02/26/14--12:04: House of Cards Season 2 - Episode 12 Review
- 02/26/14--12:58: Adam Driver set for Vader-esque villain in Star Wars: Episode VII
- 02/26/14--13:55: The Conjuring 2 gets an October 2015 release date
Trevor Hogg chats with Chris Buck about the creating an animated musical with a snowballing appeal with critics and moviegoers...
|Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Producer Peter Del Vecho|
Machinima has debuted an action-packed, bloody clip from Sabotage, which sees Arnold Schwarzenegger and his team of crack DEA agents doing what they do best and taking out a house full of bad guys; check it out after the official synopsis...
In SABOTAGE Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done – until, one-by-one, the ten members mysteriously start to be eliminated.
Sabotage is directed by David Ayer (End of Watch) and sees Arnie joined by Sam Worthington (Avatar), Terrence Howard (The Best Man Holiday), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost), Olivia Williams (Dollhouse), Mireille Enos (World War Z), Josh Holloway (Lost), and Max Martini (Pacific Rim).
Sabotage is set for release on April 11th 2014 in North America and April 25th 2014 here in the UK. Watch the red band trailer here.
Screen Junkies have posted their latest 'honest trailer' - a four minute or so piece of film criticism using the 'In a world...' voiceover style. And a congratulations! is in order, as not only is this their 50th ever video; this is also SPAAAARTA!
That's right, before the release of the 300 sequel (annoyingly not entitled 301), they're talking...
-Zack Snyder's overused bag of visual tricks.
-That mutant Persian goat thing.
-And lots of homoerotic imagery.
Wait a second...Michael Fassbender was in that movie!?
Although we are yet to get our first official look at the live-action reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we do have a better look at the LEGO tie-in sets courtesy of Groove Bricks. “Turtle Van Takedown,” Big Rig Snow Getaway,” and “Turtle Lair Invasion” will all be direct scenes within the film while “Turtle Sub Undersea Chase” is a tie-in with the popular Nickelodeon series.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) and produced by Michael Bay (Transformers: Age of Extinction), with Megan Fox (Transformers) as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) as Raphael, Pete Ploszek (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Jeremy Howard (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) as Donatello, Noel Fisher (Battle Los Angeles) as Michaelangelo, Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) as Splinter, Will Arnett (Arrested Development) as Vernon Fenwick, and William Fichtner (The Lone Ranger) as Shredder. The film is due for release on August 8th in North America, and October 17th here in the UK.
WhatCulture) that "conversations" have been taking place with the studio about a sequel, which would reunite The Lord of the Rings and Star Trek star with writer-producer Alex Garland.
As it happens, Garland has plans for three movies (read what he had to say about his Dredd trilogy at the 2012 London Film and Comic-Con here), and with the film performing well on home video, it seems that a sequel is certainly not beyond the realms of possibility. Would you like to see Urban don the helmet once again? Let us know in the comments below or head on over to The Flickering Myth Forum....
It’s been less than two days since the incredibly sad passing of comedy great Harold Ramis, but it seems as if this short amount of time has become a catalyst for the production of the long-rumoured Ghostbusters III.
Over at The Hollywood Reporter, it has been revealed that the project hasn’t been totally derailed. Instead the script from Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky is being tweaked, with director Ivan Reitman scheduled to meet the bosses over at Sony to see how the film can move forward without one of its original stars.
Raimi's passing was shocking and untimely, and he will certainly be remembered as one of the greats. Read Luke Owen's tribute to the man here.
It’s been two long years since Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and the wait for his latest, Inherent Vice, is slowly coming to a close. Warner Bros. has announced that the film is to open on December 12th, competing against Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus and Paddington. Before its official release, it can be expected to be shown throughout different film festivals with Venice most likely.
Taking place in 1970 Los Angeles, Inherent Vice sees Joaquin Phoenix (Her) starring a pothead private detective Larry “Doc” Sportello, who is helping a former lover with an intriguing case that involves infidelity, mental institution and a policeman called Bigfoot. Starring alongside Phoenix are Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde), Martin Short (Frankenweenie), Martin Donovan (Insomnia), Sasha Pieterse (X-Men: First Class), Owen Wilson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids).
Gangster Squad and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer has signed onto helm family comedy Overnight, a Home Alone-style romp set in a toy shop similar to FAO Schwartz. Plot details are being kept to an absolute minimum but it looks set to centre on a recently divorced father trying to save his relationship with his son.
Neal Moritz (21 Jump Street) is set to produce Overnight and 22 Jump Street screenwriter Oren Uziel has penned the screenplay, which is a promising sign. As yet, there's no word on potential cast members, or a start date for production.
Meanwhile, in other comedy news, it's been revealed that the We're the Millers sequel has found a screenwriter, with Adam Sztykiel (Due Date, Made of Honor) attached to pen the script. with Rawson Marshall Thurber will once again return to direct. The original made an impressive $269 million worldwide last year, with a cast that included Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter.
It appears Liam Neeson has Taken (apologies, I couldn’t resist) a break from his press tour of new film Non-Stop to film a part for the upcoming Entourage movie.
All indications are that it’s likely to be a small role and could possibly be doing a cameo with eyewitness claiming to have seen him driving around L.A in a gold Bentley and Jeremy Piven in a brand new red Ferrari.
Warner Bros. has also announced that the release date for the HBO TV series movie spinoff is to be June 12, 2015, with all the main cast of Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven confirmed as returning.
Over the past couple of years, Warner Bros. has really struggled to hold a director down for its planned adaptation of the Stephen King epic The Stand. The project has already passed through the hands of David Yates (Harry Potter), Ben Affleck (Argo) and Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace), and now The Wrap is reporting that Josh Boone (Stuck in Love, The Fault in Our Stars) is making a deal to write and direct.
According to the report, Warner Bros. and CBS Films want Boone to "adapt King's epic novel as a single, R-rated movie that will be faithful to the book" - although you have to wonder how faithful a single movie can be, unless the studio is intended on delivering an absolutely arse-numbing running time that would put Shoah to shame.
Is Boone the right choice for The Stand, and how do you feel about Warner's plans to adapt it as a single movie? Let us know in the comments below or head on over to The Flickering Myth Forum...
Luke Owen reviews the first issue of the Mass Hysteria maxi-series of Ghostbusters...
It's been a sad week for Ghostbusters fans with the passing of Harold Ramis, but if there is one thing that we can celebrate is the legacy he left behind. Without his influence, we may not have had great Ghostbusters comics like the ones we get from IDW. So with that said, I'd like to dedicate this review to the man behind Dr. Egon Spengler. Rest in peace sir, see you on the other side.
The previous mini-run of Ghostbusters,which saw our heroes battling holiday themed ghoulies, was pretty underwhelming given the run of comics that came before it and they just felt like place holder fodder until the 30th anniversary celebration series could kick off. But now that the series has arrived, it feels like a breath of fresh air. Ghostbusters #13, the first part of Mass Hysteria, is really great and totally worth the wait.
The comic is split into three plot threads with the ragtag team of Ghostbuster helpers (most of which made up The New Ghostbusters from last year) covering for our heroes as they attend the long-awaited wedding of Winston Zeddermore. Meanwhile, it seems as though Dana Barrett is heading for a visit from a face we've not seen since 1984 - a certain Sumerian God who is looking for the woman who was once the Gate Keeper.
Erik Burnham balances these three plot threads incredibly well and Ghostbusters #13 never feels like its juggling too much. The New Ghostbusters (along with Rookie) are given ample time for their thread to be exciting, Winston's wedding isn't rushed and there is a great amount of build and payoff from Dana's story. It's a great first issue of this maxi-series and a good sign of things to come. The dynamic between Dana and Peter should be very interesting given Ortiz's role in the series and there's even a tease of an appearance of baby Oscar who would be (does the math) 25 by now. It's also a testament to Burnham's writing and characterisation that he never has to explicitly say who Dana is, trusting the reader to connect the dots. Like Chris Mowry on Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, Burham is a writer that gets this franchise and knows what the fans will recognise by words alone.
Although, I'm not sure about the Terror Dogs being replaced with ostriches...
Ghostbusters #13 is superb jumping off point for what should be a great series. It may feel like treading old water to return to old bad guys, but isn't that what a 30th anniversary celebration should be for? There is a good level of intrigue in this opening chapter and the next seven months should be a lot of fun.
Cats and dogs may end up living together after all.
Luke Owen is one of Flickering Myth's co-editors and the host of the Flickering Myth Podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @LukeWritesStuff.
After yesterday's new trailer [see here], Empire has given us our best look yet at the King of the Monsters from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures'Godzilla reboot, thanks to the latest cover of the magazine....
"An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Kaiju, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence."
Godzilla is directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and features a cast that includes includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Olsen (Red Lights), David Strathairn (Lincoln), Juliette Binoche (Cosmopolis), Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), and Ken Watanabe (Inception). The film opens on May 16th.
"After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy — the Winter Soldier."
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Community) and also stars MCU veterans Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier), Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Toby Jones (Arnim Zola) and Maximiliano Hernandez (Agent Jasper Sitwell) alongside Emily VanCamp (Revenge) as Sharon Carter / Agent 13, Frank Grillo (Zero Dark Thirty) as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones and George St-Pierre (Death Warrior) as Georges Batroc / Batroc the Leaper. The sequel opens in the UK on March 26th and in North America on April 4th.
Somewhere off in the far distance, a dying man was screaming for his mother. “To horse!” a man was yelling in Ghiscari, in the next camp to the north of the Second Sons. “To horse! To horse!” High and shrill, his voice carried a long way in the morning air, far beyond his own encampment. Tyrion knew just enough Ghiscari to understand the words, but the fear in his voice would have been plain in any tongue. I know how he feels.
George R.R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire is available on iTunes and Google Play, while Game of Thrones returns to HBO for its fourth season on April 6th, and The Winds of Winter will hit shelves when King's Landing freezes over.
Jackson Ball reviews the twelfth episode of House of Cards season 2...
Spoilers Ahead – You have been warned!
For the first time since Season 2 began, I find myself face-to-face with a very familiar problem. It’s a problem that has fallen on every television reviewer over the past few years. Despite their best efforts to prevent it from happening, at some point they are going to compare a show to Breaking Bad. I call it the Heisenberg Syndrome.
I know, House of Cards could not be any further removed from Walter White’s exploits (despite the fact that they are both excellent!), but I have to admit that Episode 12 had me reminiscing. Remember those last few episodes before Breaking Bad’s finale, when all the supporting characters (quite rightly) turned on poor Walter? Well, that’s exactly what Frank’s going through now.
It’s not massively surprising though. It’s textbook anti-hero writing and, make no mistake about it, Frank is definitely an anti-hero. He might lack the good-intentions of Mr. White, but Underwood’s relentlessly watchable personality has earned him a begrudged place in all our hearts.
So, those people who had previously been Frank’s ‘puppets’ have finally wised up to his shenanigans; House Whip Jackie Sharp (Molly Parker), Special Prosecutor Dunbar (Elizabeth Marvel) and even President Walker (Michael Gill) have all finally broke Underwood’s spell over them. To be honest though, it’s about damn time! Yes, Underwood is very crafty and it’s always nice to see how his two-faced schemes pan out, but honestly, is everyone in Washington really that gullible? In the end, it’s actually quite refreshing to see people not falling for Frank’s antics.
Having said that though, it doesn’t last very long. By the end of the episode, the Underwood’s have gone on the offensive and seem dead-set on punishing those that have got in their way. Also, thanks to a prolonged waltzing analogy, Frank’s even managed to talk Catherine Durant (Jayne Atkinson) into joining his cause of betraying the President. Turns out they are that gullible…
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'Rise of Electro' trailer wasn't enough to get your Spider-Senses tingling, Sony has now released yet another (!) international trailer for the upcoming superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as well as an extended international TV spot which also features a few snippets of previously unseen footage... not that there's much left by now, given the sheer volume of trailers we've seen so far. Check them out via CBM....
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set for release on April 18th 2014 in the UK and on May 1st 2014 in North America, with a cast that includes returning stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker / Spider-Man) Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions include Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, Colm Feore (Thor) as Donald Menken, Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings) as Dr. Kafka, B.J. Novak (The Office) as Alistair Smythe, and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) and Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis) in as yet unrevealed roles.
Over the past year we've been tortured by rumour after rumour surrounding the casting of Disney and Lucasfilm's eagerly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. Just this week, it's been alleged that Gary Oldman (RoboCop, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) are set to venture to a galaxy far, far away, along with returning cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and Warwick Davies.
So far, absolutely none of these rumours have been confirmed, but now we may have our very first addition to Episode VII, with Variety reporting that Girls star Adam Driver is close to signing on to play the villain, described as "in the vein" of the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader. It's not the first time that Driver's name has been brought up as a possibility for the film, with reports last month suggesting that Lucasfilm were speaking to him alongside Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Captain America: The First Avenger). And it's also the second high profile blockbuster sequel film that he's been linked to in recent months, having been considered for the role of Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman before Jesse Eisenberg's casting.
So, nothing official, but this one looks like it could be on the money, and with filming due to get going in May ahead of a December 2015 release, official casting news must surely be on the horizon...
How do you feel about Adam Driver playing the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII? Let us know in the comments below or head on over to The Flickering Myth Forum...
Horror fans will be pleased to hear that Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are both on board to reprise their roles as the paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren. In addition, the brains behind the first Conjuring, Carey and Chad Hayes, have both been confirmed as writers. Disappointingly James Wan will definitely not be back to direct. Wan has somewhat resurrected the horror genre with his creepy take on a largely overdone genre – let's hope whoever signs on to direct doesn't ruin Wan's hard work.
Each episode will be an hour long with an impressive 60 episodes committed, costing $200 million. Each superhero will have a 13 episode series with The Defenders miniseries bringing them together. Drew Goddard, director of The Cabin in the Woods is to write and produce Daredevil with Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight) fronting Jessica Jones. Here's a description from the official press release....
This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs totaling 52 one-hour episodes culminating in a four to eight episode mini-series programming event. Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking viewers deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a mini-series event in which the Marvel characters from the first four series team up as “The Defenders,” much like “The Avengers.”
Filming on the Netflix series will begin this year with Daredevil expected to swing onto the streaming service in 2015.