John Carter did poorly in theaters. The funny thing is, the stories about it doing poorly were published well before the film came out; even before anyone had reviewed it. The doomsday reports were based on polls, which found few people knew about or planned on seeing it.
You have to wonder if, instead of piling on, entertainment reports had informed their readers. Would things have turned out differently? Continue reading
So, it looks like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be motion-captured CG creations in Michael Bay’s reboot, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone familiar with the man’s oeuvre.
Based on these pics, we can assume that the Turtles are captured and shackled at some point by a black-clad army (are these Foot soldiers, by any chance?)
Synapse Films has FINALLY set a release date for the Hammer horror movie Hands of the Ripper, after sitting on the title for over two and a half years.
Still waiting for Countess Dracula, guys.
Anyway, it comes out July 9, 2013 with a list price of $29.99. Read more about it here.
Here’s the first trailer for The World’s End, the third film collaboration between director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz).
We’ve known for some time that the movie is about a pub crawl set against some sort of apocalyptic disaster. Now, with this trailer, we can confirm that said disaster is… Continue reading
Michael Bay cast Megan Fox as April O’Neil in the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that he’s currently producing.
This was, to say the least, an unexpected casting choice; for oh so many reasons. But was it a good one? Well, we won’t know for some time; but until then, we have some pics from the set showing Fox in action as April.
Two things to note:
1. April O’Neil is a reporter, as she was in the ’80s cartoon and first movie trilogy. In the original comics, she was a science lab assistant (working under Baxter Stockman). Continue reading
We have a new poster for ‘The World’s End,’ the latest collaboration between Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost.
Here’s a trailer for The Wolverine, Fox’s second attempt to give Hugh Jackman’s character a stand-alone film outside of the X-Men franchise.
The first attempt, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, wasn’t successful on any level, but this one looks much more promising. Continue reading
Thor: The Dark World will be the second post-Avengers Marvel film, following this summer’s Iron Man 3. In addition to an update on what the Norse god of thunder and his trickster brother Loki have been up to, we also get another dose of Natalie Portman.
Thor The Dark World comes to theaters October 30, 2013.
Back in December, former pie maker Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies, The Hobbit) auditioned for the lead role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (and I, at least, was hoping he would get it). The part eventually went to Chris Pratt (Parks & Recreation) (who will probably be fine, I guess), apparently leaving Pace out of the Marvel universe; until this morning, that is, when it was announced that he had won a consolation prize.
Lee Pace will now be playing the currently top-secret villain in Guardians of the Galaxy, which is something of a departure for him, if you don’t count his role as bad boy Garrett in Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part Two.
We now have a three minute trailer for Zack Snyder’s (Watchmen) Superman reboot, Man of Steel.
I’m not a huge Superman fan, but the trailer looks good, even if it does borrow liberally from The Dark Knight.
After the success of The Avengers, WB is desperate to create a Marvel-like shared universe for DC Comics, but they’ve been held back by misfires (The Green Lantern) and a Batman trilogy that, while successful, clearly exists in a world of its own. Man of Steel is their attempt to start anew. We’ll have to see how that works out for them. Continue reading