What Movie Won Comic-Con 2014?
They don't actually give an award out at Comic-Con for this, but every year one movie deserves a prize for "winning" the whole event. In the past, such champions have included The Avengers, which exploded in Hall H in 2010 by assembling the superhero cast together on stage. Last year, the Avengers may have won again with the announcement of Age of Ultron -- but it was a toss-up then between that and the announcement of a Batman v Superman movie.
Comic-Con 2014 was almost a repeat of 2013 given that last weekend saw the first footage of both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the fans were blown away by each. Once again, there may have been a tie between the comic book adaptations, each an enormous, highly anticipated tentpole from... Read More
Writer Ari Handel Tells Us What Movie Was Harder to Get Made, 'Noah' or 'The Fountain'
Ari Handel was studying to become a neuroscientist when he met a young man named Darren Aronofsky at college. Fast-forward a decade or so, and now Handel is Aronofsky's most frequent collaborator, having coproduced The Wrestler and Black Swan, as well as having cowritten The Fountain.
Their latest film together is Noah, starring Russell Crowe as a man tasked by visions from his God to build an ark before mankind is swept off the planet by an unrelenting flood. The visionary film hits Blu-ray and DVD this week, which afforded us the opportunity to chat with Handel about the movie, the pressures of expectations and biblical adaptations, and if it'll take another eight years before we see a script written by him on the big screen.
Movies.com: Were there any overt... Read More
Film Face-off: Scarlett Johansson vs. Dwayne Johnson
Let's talk about bodies of work. As in an entire career versus another entire career. Come on. Focus on the acting. Focus on the movies. Fine, both Scarlett Johansson and Dwayne Johnson get most of their attention from being really, really good looking.
Each actor had a new movie out this past weekend; Johansson in Luc Besson's Lucy, Johnson with Brett Ratner's Hercules. What happens when these two get into the ring and battle it out?
Let's find out in this week's Film Face-off with Scarlett Johansson versus Dwayne Johnson.
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Johansson's three biggest films are Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Iron Man 2, in which she plays... Read More
Watch: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Calls Up Some High School Bullies During an Interview
They don’t get more down to earth in Hollywood than Dwayne Johnson (aka the Rock), the star of Hercules — Brett Ratner’s adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Johnson plays the mythological hero, whose adventures have been the subject of numerous stories through the ages.
Ratner’s film opened last weekend and focuses on Hercules' battle against a tyrannical warlord in order to help the King of Thrace and his daughter. The film picks up after Hercules completes his legendary Twelve Labors, a series of tasks the demigod endured as penance for slaying his wife and sons in a fit of madness.
Since Hercules had to overcome some difficulties in his past, writer and actor Nick Mundy (for Screen Junkies) wanted to discuss his... Read More
'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Trailer Marches into War
Originally the last film in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit series was to be called There and Back Again. However, Jackson and the studio decided to add in a third movie to the franchise, and that title was dropped because it no longer represented the last movie. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was declared to be a more fitting title. It's also a rather bold way to declare your movie is going to have some serious action in it.
Well, the first teaser trailer for The Battle of the Five Armies has hit online today, and it most certainly promises to be a solemn affair where Middle-earth is ravaged by war. It looks like the movie picks up right where The Desolation of Smaug left off: with the terrifying beast soaring toward Lake-town to burn it to the ground. From there... Read More
Things Get Dirty in This 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Red-Band Comic-Con Trailer
The long wait is almost over, and we’re less than a month away from the August 22 release of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. To celebrate, we’ve got the brand new red-band trailer from Comic-Con for your viewing pleasure.
The new clip is a lengthy three-and-a-half-minutes of ultra-stylish visuals accentuated with a pulse-pounding soundtrack. The trailer shows off the expansive cast -- from tough guy Marv to newcomer Joseph Gordon-Levitt -- while literally oozing style with each frame. Miller and Rodriguez have gone to great lengths to create a film that apes the style of a comic, just like they did in the original Sin City, and it really looks like a graphic novel has come to life.
With multiple story arcs (including two... Read More
Watch: Guillermo del Toro Tells Robert Rodriguez How to Design a Movie Monster
Guillermo del Toro is a hard person to not like. We're not even talking about his movies here (though most people do love them), but strictly his personality and credentials as a grade A, bona fide film geek who truly, deeply loves the things he does. That kind of passion is infectious, and it's hard to not end up on his team when he starts talking about how and why he brings to life all the creepy, crawly, impossible things in movies like The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth.
Speaking of infectious del Toro passion, writer-director Robert Rodriguez launched his own television empire called El Rey Network earlier this year, and one of the cool things he's doing is running in-depth interviews with fellow filmmakers in an ongoing, hour-long series called The... Read More
The Best Movie Trailers of the Week
Welcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week.
That quick teaser for Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler caught our eye and now the film’s first official trailer locked it in. We need to know more about Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal). The two pieces work exceptionally well together. The first introduces you to the idea that Lou’s a guy in desperate need of a job and the second builds upon that by showing you how he winds up making that happen. Getting the opportunity to watch a guy navigate the world of L.A. crime journalism is inherently fascinating, but rather than lean on that appeal, these pieces put the focus on what could make Nightcrawler a true... Read More
Watch Some Great Test Footage for the 'Deadpool' Movie That Never Happened
Fox has been teasing comic fans with the prospect of a Deadpool movie for years now with no actual start date in sight – but this leaked footage featuring Ryan Reynolds voicing the Merc with the Mouth proves there may still be hope for this project after all.
If you recall, last summer comic creator Rob Liefeld mentioned that director Tim Miller had teamed up with Ryan Reynolds to create some test footage for a potential Deadpool film. Somehow, it now appears that the footage has found its way to the Internet – and if you love Deadpool (who, admittedly, is a bit of an acquired taste), you’re going to want to watch this clip before it disappears forever.
In it, we see Deadpool doing what he does best – taking out bad guys while cracking jokes along the... Read More
Movie News: 'Justice League' Gets a Writer; Watch a Trailer for 'The Death of Superman Lives'
Justice League: Reportedly, Warner Bros. wants Chris Terrio, who won an Oscar for Argo and recently completed script work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to write the screenplay for Justice League. Terrio was brought on to Batman v Superman after David S. Goyer (Batman, Man of Steel) became "too busy" with other projects to do another rewrite, and now Warner Bros. wantsTerrio to get its next important superhero team-up off to a good start. [Deadline]
Money Monster: TriStar Pictures is "nearing a deal" to pick up Jodie Foster's Money Monster, starring George Clooney. The studio would finance the picture -- a $30 million deal in itself -- and also distribute it. Jodie Foster is directing; Clooney is set to star as a TV personality who... Read More
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