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Must See: Full-Size ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Made With Over 5 Million LEGOs
May 23rd, 2013 at 9:30 pm | |
Evan Peters To Play Quicksilver In ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’; What Does This Mean For ‘The Avengers 2′?
We’ve seen our share of scale models created by fans over the years, but never anything quite like this.
While not built by fans, this model of an X-Wing from the Star Wars universe built by LEGO is full-size—meaning yes, you can sit inside of it (and will have the opportunity to; more details later). Though sadly, it does not fly.
The model was made using an astonishing 5,335,200 LEGO bricks. At first glance at the above image it looks like it’s made using a few larger LEGOs and some other parts, but as you get a closer peek, you see just how insane the structure really is.
Check out more images of the full size LEGO X-Wing below now! [...]
May 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 pm | |
Watch Now: Trailer For Metallica Movie ‘Through The Never’
When Joss Whedon announced that Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch were to appear in The Avengers 2, it posed an interesting and legally pondering question. Could one character appear in two different franchises run by two different studios? In comic book lore, Magneto is the father of mutant twins, Quicksilver and the Scarlett Witch. Since the two are both mutants, they technically are a part of the X-Men property, which is also under the 20th Century Fox banner. However, the two are also members of the Avengers, which happens to be under the Marvel/Disney banner.
Now with Bryan Singer well into shooting X-Men: Days Of Future Past, he has made a stunning casting announcement. The director recently tweeted that Evan Peters will play Quicksilver, the mutant who is capable of running at superhuman speeds. [...]
May 23rd, 2013 at 5:00 pm | |
Watch Now: Crazy New ‘Man Of Steel’ Trailer “Fate Of Your Planet” Released By WB
The first trailer for the upcoming Metallica movie, titled Metallica: Through the Never, has been released online.
The movie is built around a live Metallica concert, as a roadie (played by Chronicle star Dane DeHaan) is sent out on a simple task that turns out to be much, much more than that as he finds himself in the middle of one wild and crazy situation after another.
Click on over to the other side now to check out a synopsis and the first trailer for Metallica: Through the Never. [...]
May 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 am | |
‘The World’s End’ Trailer: Prepare For Comedic Annihilation
It’s a tad late and you may have already seen it, but if not, a new trailer was released for director Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Superman movie, Man of Steel.
The new trailer focuses on the action, as well as the mass destruction that fellow Kryptonian General Zod (Michael Shannon) causes to Earth while on his mission to find Superman (Henry Cavill), who’s living on the planet under the disguise of a journalist named Clark Kent.
Be sure to continue on below now to check out the trailer. [...]
May 22nd, 2013 at 5:00 pm | |
Movie Review: Mud
The first domestic trailer for Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End gives us another look at the final installment of the director’s comedic pseudo-trilogy, better known as the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy. Each of those films covered a particular genre and gave it a comedic twist. Shaun of the Dead was a zombies, while Hot Fuzz was police/action, now The World’s End focuses on an entirely different genre, one that has apocalyptic implications. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite with Wright for a third time, and they are joined by Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, and Eddie Marsan.
Check out the new trailer below. [...]
May 21st, 2013 at 11:00 pm | |
Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Michael Shannon, Sarah Paulson
Rated PG-13 | 130 Minutes
Released April 26, 2013 (Limited)
As we are about to begin the big summer movie season, I decided to head out to my local independent movie theater, and luckily for us folks in Milwaukee, we have two to choose from. I headed to the Downer and after hearing that they finally converted to digital projectors, I got my popcorn, frozen Junior Mints, and soda, then headed into the theater for Mud.
It seems there are a few movies coming out that deal with kids on their summer breaks or something along the lines of Stand By Me or Adventureland. And in Mud, which was written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, a movie worth checking out and I would suggest checking out the numerous episodes and discussions on the /Film podcast about it, after seeing it of course). [...]
‘The Lone Ranger’ Trailer: Witness The Rise Of An American Legend
May 21st, 2013 at 10:00 pm | |
Watch This: New Trailer For ‘The Wolverine’ Starring Hugh Jackman
Of all the summer blockbuster films out there, Gore Verbinski‘s The Lone Ranger has to be the most interesting to see. Slapped with production delays, budget cuts, and screenplay rewrites, it seems like the odds were against this film. But four trailers in, and The Lone Ranger still looks like it has that sparkle that Pirates of the Caribbean had, thanks in part to Johnny Depp being cast as Tonto and the huge action sequences that will surely wow audiences.
This final trailer exemplifies exactly why Depp is basically the face of almost very Verbinski movie ever made. The director wasn’t afraid to shy away from admitting that the film will take a Sancho Panza storytelling angle. It also helps to know that Depp is a much more marketable name than Armie Hammer. But that really shouldn’t take away from the fun that is The Lone Ranger.
Check out the trailer below. [...]
May 21st, 2013 at 8:00 pm | |
New ‘Man Of Steel’ Character Posters Show Russell Crowe As Jor-El, Michael Shannon As Zod
Twentieth Century Fox has released a new trailer for James Mangold‘s The Wolverine, which is pretty much retreading what we’ve seen in the first trailer and the second Cinema Con trailer. The only major difference in this new trailer is the fact that there is the opening that confirms the presence of a familiar character.
You can watch the trailer below. [...]
May 21st, 2013 at 5:00 pm | |
Michael Bay Adds ‘Resident Evil’ Actress Li Bingbing to ‘Transformers 4′ Cast
A trio of new Man of Steel character posters have been released by Warner Brothers, and can be seen below.
The posters show off star Henry Cavill as Superman, which we’ve seen plenty of; Michael Shannon as General Zod, which we’ve seen some of; and a nice close look at Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Superman’s father, who we haven’t seen much of…including his massive Kryptonian boomstick.
Click on over to the other side to check out the new posters for Man of Steel. [...]
May 21st, 2013 at 2:30 pm | |
‘The Simpsons’ & ‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer Jon Vitti Set To Pen ‘Angry Birds’ Movie
Casting for director Michael Bay‘s upcoming Transformers 4 continues, with the announcement of actress Li Bingbing.
Bingbing is a Chinese actress who has appeared in a number of titles over the years, including The Forbidden Kingdom, 1911, and her recent jump to Hollywood for Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: Retribution, where she played Ada Wong. [...]
May 21st, 2013 at 11:30 am | |
Book Review: John Carter and The Gods Of Hollywood
A new writer has been hired to pen Angry Birds, the animated 3D movie version of the hit Rovio mobile game phenomenon that involves agitated avians dropping aerial attacks on a group of rival pigs.
Sony Pictures Animation has brought in Jon Vitti to write the script for Angry Birds, which is still years away from its scheduled July 1, 2016 release date. [...]
May 20th, 2013 at 2:30 pm | |
John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood
By Michael D. Sellers
Release Date: November 28, 2012
Pity John Carter. The poor bastard never had a chance. Released several months before the summer movie deluge, Andrew Stanton‘s highly anticipated adaptation of the classic 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel A Princess of Mars had the potential to kick start a new blockbuster sci-fi adventure franchise. Unfortunately a series of idiotic marketing decisions in the run-up to the film’s debut and mounds of negative press surrounding the troubled production and its massive $250 budget effectively sabotaged any chance John Carter had of connecting with audiences and grossing enough at the box office to ensure future sequels and additional ancillary revenue. Though it was very flawed I found the movie to be one of the most entertaining of last year – you can read my review here – yet it seems I was in the minority on that front.
John Carter‘s failure to even make back its budget and marketing costs turned out to be a major strike against the Walt Disney Company; the studio was pilloried for befouling what has been long considered one of the most important (if not THE most important) genre properties in existence by hiring a director inexperienced with live action – Stanton had previously directed several major hits for the company’s computer animation division Pixar – and allowing the costs to mount to the point where the movie’s box office prospects were saddled with unrealistic expectations, and then worsening its already ineffectual reputation even more with a confusing ad campaign that had no idea how to sell the film to the general moviegoing public. [...]
You Stay Classy Internet Because Here’s The Latest ‘Anchorman 2′ Teaser Trailer
May 18th, 2013 at 3:54 pm | |
Streaming Review: Vanilla Sky
“Jesus….MacArthur….Jay-Z….the great ones….always return.”
The four dots are meant to represent dramatic pauses. Work with me here, people.
Paramount Pictures has unveiled the latest trailer for the highly anticipated comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. You can check it out here below.
When I saw that a new trailer for Anchorman 2 had hit today I tracked it down with the hope that we would finally get a first look at scenes from the sequel that has been in the works in one form or another for nearly a decade. No go friends. Instead we once again get the Channel 4 News Team – lead anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sports anchor Champ Kind (David Koechner), and weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell) – giving direct-to-camera quips, showing us that the team chemistry is still there despite having been mothballed since Bush II ran for reelection [...]
May 17th, 2013 at 8:57 pm | |
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Directed by Cameron Crowe
Starring Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Cameron Diaz, Noah Taylor, Timothy Spall
Originally Released: December 14, 2001
Vanilla Sky is one of those movies that, for one reason or another, I never got around to seeing – until now. And it also happens to be one of those movies that nobody ever says, "Meh, it was okay". Cameron Crowe’s surreal swirl of romance, sci-fi, thriller, and drama is a divisive piece of work, resulting in the vast majority of viewers either loving it or loathing it.
So that being said, there’s very little I can say within the circumstance of this review about this movie that will sway you one way or the other. Vanilla Sky is just one of those flicks you have to see for yourself, and make your own mind up about.
But whichever end your mind is made up about – one thing is certain: Vanilla Sky will fuck with your head [...]
Christopher Nolan Rumored To Direct The Next James Bond Film
May 17th, 2013 at 5:37 pm | |
The chances of Christopher Nolan directing the next James Bond film are pretty slim considering the fact that he is already directing Interstellar for Paramount and Warner Brothers. But what if the sci-fi film about traveling through wormholes starring Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, and Michael Caine, were to be cast aside so that Nolan could direct the next Bond film? Hard to see that happen, but there is a rumor that is starting to surface that indicate that this could very well happen.
Considering that the report comes from The Daily Mail, this rumor could be nothing more than just a rumor. According to them, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have begun informal talks with The Dark Knight Rises director. But just because Nolan cannot direct Bond 24, doesn’t mean he cannot direct the one after it. As The Daily Mail said, “It does no harm for Broccoli and Wilson to talk with Nolan, even if nothing happens this time round.” [...]