'Fantastic Four' Trailer Is Here: The Thing! Johnny Storm! The Negative Zone!
The first teaser trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot has arrived! The superhero movie stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the titular quartet and is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle).
Yesterday Trank and screenwriter Simon Kinberg broke their long silence about the movie, revealing a few unexpected details to Collider. The most surprising of the bunch? Trank's biggest influence on the way he made Fantastic Four wasn't a comic line or another brand of superhero movie, it was the dense, difficult sci-fi of director David Cronenberg.
"I would say that the science fiction of it is a big thing that sets it apart from most of the other superhero genre films. I’m a huge David Cronenberg fan, and I always viewedFantastic... Read More
Movie News: First Official Look at 'The Fantastic Four;' 'Star Wars' Spin-off Finds a New Writer
The Fantastic Four: Director Josh Trank has shared the first official behind-the-scenes photos from The Fantastic Four. Due in theaters on August 7, the movie teams Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell as the titular supheroes. Trank confirms that it's an origin story, and adds that David Cronenberg's Scanners and The Fly were "big influences on the look of the film." We'll have to wait a few more months to see what, exactly, all that means. [Collider]
Star Wars: A couple of weeks ago, we heard that Gary Whitta, the writer for the first Star Wars spin-off movie, had departed the project; now comes word that an Academy Award-nominated writer Chris Weitz (About a Boy, Disney's upcoming Cinderella) is replacing him. The... Read More
What's the Best Movie to Watch When You're Snowed-In?
While the Northeast part of the United States gets bombarded with a blizzard today, a lot of people are snowed in and staying indoors. And we know what's best to do when you're stuck inside the house: watch movies!
But what movies? There are different ways to go, of course, depending on how much you're looking to put things into perspective or experience a necessary level of escapism or finally get through that really long box set you've been putting off for a rainy -- I mean snowy, really snowy -- day.
First, the perspective: what we mean here is the choice of movies that sort of mirror what's happening outside, but giving you a more extreme scenario that makes your blizzard look like a light flurry. There's Snowpiercer, Frozen, Fargo, Ice... Read More
Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers,' 'The Empire Strikes Back,' 'Blade Runner,' 'Interstellar' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Here are two variant covers for the new issue of Empire Magazine, one with the heroes and one with a close-up on the villain of Avengers: Age of Ultron (via First Showing):
Now let's revisit the first Avengers with a trailer in the style of the one for The Watchmen (via Geek Tyrant):
And now, to keep the franchise theme, read these Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic strips in the style of Peanuts. Click on the image to enlarge (via Popped Culture):
Do you want to draw a snowman? It's a good day for it... Read More
Joss Whedon Confirms It's Highly Unlikely He'll Direct the Next 'Avengers' Movies
Every big franchise director has that moment where, after a movie seems like it cannot possibly be topped but everyone knows the franchise is going to keep going, they say they're not going to direct the next movie. Michael Bay is perhaps the worst at this. He's played a "Nah, not doing another Transformers" for three sequels now, even though he inevitably comes back each time.
Well, now Joss Whedon has confirmed speculation that he is not going to direct Avengers: Infinity War, which will be broken up into two parts. But don't take this as him playing the "Will I? Won't I?" game in the press; his reasoning here is actually very understandable.
From Empire Magazine, via ComicBookMovie:
"I couldn't imagine doing this... Read More
Surprise: 'Mission: Impossible 5' Is Coming Out This Summer Instead of Christmas
Movie release dates slide around all the time, but big studio movies usually tend to pick a date and stick with it. After all, the reason they're called tentpoles is because they're massive enough and important enough that they're supposed to lodge into place and support everything around them.
When a tentpole's release date changes, it's usually because a studio needs even more time to work on a movie. That's why it's a bit of a shocker that Paramount is shifting Mission: Impossible 5's release date by five months. They're not delaying it, though. It was supposed to come out on December 25, 2015. Now it's being pulled all the way up to July 31, 2015.
The studio didn't give a precise reason for the change, but it's not too... Read More
How Sundance Gave Me the Greatest Movie Day of My Life
I wish I could call this article, "Something Interesting Happened," but I know as an online writer of little to no fame that we must grab you with the thing, and that thing is that I just saw my most "best" movies in one single day at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and I don't believe it will ever be topped.
I was a stat geek when I was a kid. Here's how I prove that to people: I played Nintendo's football game "10-Yard Fight" and kept track of passing, rushing and receiving stats. Keep in mind, there were no individual players, and the game didn't give you any statistical updates ever. After each play, I would jot down "Walter Payton, 7" or "Steve Largent, 16." I did this for a full imaginary season for 10... Read More
Listen to John Carpenter's New Album of Scores for Movies That Don't Exist
One of the signature elements of John Carpenter movies is their score. With only a few exceptions, he has typically composed the music for his features himself, including the iconic theme to Halloween and a number of classic synth-heavy soundtracks that have gone on to influence major electronica artists and modern filmmakers. If you love Carpenter's movies, you likely own the soundtracks to those movies. You may even listen to the scores for the later titles even if you're not as big a fan of them. And you will definitely want to pick up Carpenter's latest album of music, none of which was written for a movie at all.
This album is titled Lost Themes, which implies that they were intended for movies but were never used. That's not the case, although... Read More
Watch: Otis Day Entertains National Lampoon Sundance Party with Rowdy Version of "Shout"
The Sundance Film Festival isn't just about watching new movies on the big screen -- it's also about re-creating them on the dance floor, too. One of the most anticipated parties at this year's festival was in celebration of the terrific documentary about the history of National Lampoon called Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead. Featuring rare, never-before-seen footage, the film tracks the comedic publication and production company behind classics like Animal House and Vacation from its beginnings in the 1970s all the way through 2010.
Speaking of Animal House, Sundance partygoers were especially excited for this party because it was to feature togas and a performance from none other than Otis Day, who you might remember from this...
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Emma Watson Will Be Belle in a Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' for Disney
Hermione Granger and Emma Watson go hand in hand, and they'll be associated together for generations to come, but now the former Harry Potter starlet is set to embody another iconic character. The Wrap has revealed Watson has been cast in a new, live-action rendition of Beauty and the Beast for Disney.
Naturally, she'll be playing the beauty side of the title. And apparently it's always been a dream role of Watson, as she took to Facebook to share her excitement with fans:
Bill Condon of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn fame will be directing the new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The most recent pass on the script was written by Stephen Chobsky, who wrote and directed The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Emma Watson.
This is actually... Read More
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