Best of the Week: The Comic-Con Assault Begins
The Important News
Even before Comic-Con began, the Rock was hinting that he'll be Captain Marvel/Shazam in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation. And James Gunn was heavily smashing Planet Hulk rumors. And we heard about the closest thing to a The Last of Us movie until the now-announced movie comes out. Also, is Joaquin Phoenix going to play Doctor Strange?
As for actual Comic-Con, visit our ongoing gallery of cool stuff from the floor. And posters from the convention. And images of Ben Affleck's Batman suit, with him in and out of it. And our Hunger Games: Mockingjay gallery. Here's a link to our running list of the best of Comic-Con. Here's your first look at the new Hitman movie.
In sorta anti-Comic-Con news: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been pushed back to... Read More
Comic-Con: The Rage of Ultron, a Pizza Thrower, and More Things You May Have Missed from Day One
It's no secret that there's a lot going on in San Diego right now at Comic-Con International. Even though there's only been one full day so far, it's easy for some interesting stuff to get overlooked amid all of the big movie news, previews, interviews and surprises coming out of the show.
Here are some cool stories you might have missed from Day One of Comic-Con:
Before Age of Ultron, It's Avengers: Rage of Ultron
While there's certainly a lot of anticipation – and speculation – regarding Marvel Studios' plans for its Saturday panel and what the event might reveal regarding the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, the publishing arm of Marvel announced Thursday that it will release a self-contained, original graphic novel titled... Read More
Your Top Three: Woody Allen Movies
Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks.
Magic in the Moonlight is Woody Allen's 45th feature film as credited director. That's almost one per year since the first release back in 1966, and if we count some of the ones he at least wrote and are often considered Woody Allen films, the ratio is just about even. Not all are masterpieces, of course, but regardless it's quite a task to thumb through all those titles and pick a favorite. Or three favorites.
Even to say he's well beyond his best years, there are a lot of modern-day Woody movies that fans have added to their list of top-tier titles, such as Match Point, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Midnight in Paris and last year's box office smash and... Read More
Watch: A Supercut of Cheesy Computer Hacking in '80s Movies
The folks behind the movie, culture, clothing website Found Item Clothing have created a supercut that any leet haxor can appreciate. Technology is improving daily, and this video flashback to the ‘80s shows just how far we’ve come. Here are the most iconic and ridiculous instances of computer hacking in the movie realm. If it ain’t neon, flashing, and set to a synth score, you won’t find it here.
Think of the Frankenstein-inspired scene in Weird Science where Gary and Wyatt create their dream woman (3D breasts!). Or how about the sentient computer in Electric Dreams, Edgar, who hacks angrily into every possible aspect of Miles’ life, somehow? These are just two examples of the incomprehensible wizardry rampant amongst Hollywood visions of computer... Read More
Sam Raimi Is Producing a 'Last of Us' Movie Along with the Game's Writer
Earlier this week we brought you news that hit PlayStation game The Last of Us, about the survivors of a fungal infection that has turned most humans into zombielike creatures, was putting together a live stage reading of some of its more dramatic scenes, which we said was the next best thing to a movie. Well, surprise surprise, now a The Last of Us movie is definitely happening.
Rumblings of a big-screen version has been brewing since the game came out last year (this happens anytime a big, new game is a hit), but today at Comic-Con it was revealed that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is on board to produce the project over at Sony's Screen Gems. And if you think this is just a case of the studio churning out a quick cash-in on a fan-favorite game, you should rest easy... Read More
Marvel Reportedly in Talks with Joaquin Phoenix for 'Doctor Strange'
Marvel's big presentation at Comic-Con isn't until Saturday (July 26 at 5:30 p.m. PST, to be specific), and people have been wondering for quite some time what exactly it'll be showing off at the event. The most pervasive rumor is that the folks at Marvel will be announcing who will play Doctor Strange for director Scott Derrickson, but Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Fiege has insisted in press all week long that their presentation is going to be dictated by what kind of paperwork is signed by then.
Well, according to the Wrap, which broke the news, the person Marvel is trying to lock down as the sorcerer supreme is none other than Joaquin Phoenix. The website stresses that no deal has been signed, but that he is most definitely the front-runner and... Read More
See Elsa from 'Frozen' Cross into the World of 'Once Upon a Time'
If you’re a channel surfer (or have kids), you may have stumbled upon ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the network’s small-screen adaptation of fairy-tale canon. Various characters from famous fables are brought to life in the series, transported to a real-world scenario that’s set in a seaside town called Storybrooke (aw, precious). The fairy-tale icons are robbed of their memories by a powerful curse.
Given the popularity of Disney’s Frozen, it was only a matter of time before the film’s heroine showed up as a regular on Once Upon a Time. During the season-three finale, Elsa was introduced in the final moments of the episode (watch the scene, below). Georgina Haig (Fringe) will play the Snow Queen, who winds up in Storybrooke after... Read More
Wil Wheaton Skewers Hollywood with 'Literally Everything Else from Your Childhood: The Movie' Trailer
It’s a common refrain heard almost daily around the Internet: “Hollywood is destroying my childhood!”
With each new remake or reboot or brand new movie based on a toy or cartoon or concept from the ‘70s and ‘80s, my fellow Gen Xers get upset – and with good reason. Hollywood has regularly demonstrated that it's all too happy to try to cash in on nostalgia while often ruining what made the original toys/games/cartoons worthy of remembering in the first place.
Well, Wil Wheaton has had enough of this tomfoolery. To demonstrate how absolutely ludicrous it is that Hollywood can’t be bothered to actually make new things worthy of being nostalgic about in a decade or two instead of just milking the past, he’s released a hilarious... Read More
See Mythbuster Adam Savage's Ridiculously Elaborate 'Hellboy' Obsession
Mythbusters host Adam Savage is a notorious movie fan. Not only do they regularly pick apart the reality of great movie moments on the show, but Savage - a former effects designer who did work on movies like Galaxy Quest and the Star Wars prequels - also spends his downtime building replicas of some of his favorite movie props (like Deckard's gun from Blade Runner).
Savage is also a regular Comic-Con attendee, and for this year's event he has seemingly outdone himself with an absurdly detailed replica of the Mecha-Glove from Hellboy.
First, you're probably saying, "I don't even know what the Mecha-Glove from Hellboy is," and that's a totally fair point because the device isn't as iconic as, say, the red demon baby it summons. It's the... Read More
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