Archive for February 15, 2012
Between MMA fighter Gina Carano starring in this past January’s Haywire and real active-duty SEALs appearing in this month’s Act of Valor, there’s somewhat of a trend in filmmaking right now where true professionals are recruited to (essentially) play themselves onscreen. Oddly enough, that’s also the case with Universal’s upcoming Battleship movie.
That director Peter Berg’s adaptation of the classic Hasbro board game – which throws an alien invasion twist into the traditional naval warfare “plot” of the source material – could possibly be striving for true “authenticity” seems peculiar, to say the least. Based on the previous theatrical trailers and TV spots alike, it’s been pretty clear: this flick is a mindless bit of popcorn entertainment
that rips off on par with the Transformers movies.
However, as can be noted from a new featurette ...
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After the success (and general fun) of Fast Five, there’s been plenty of interest in what will come next for the Fast and the Furious franchise. It’s been previously stated that the fourth installment, Fast & Furious, was the beginning of a new story arc in the franchise – one that continued in Fast Five, and will carry on into Fast and the Furious 6.
The rumor mill has long whispered that the Fast and the Furious gang would next put pedal to the pavement in Europe – which was further evidenced by an after-credits sequence in Fast Five. The other part of that same batch of rumors had it that part 6 and part 7 would be shot back-to-back, likely bringing the story of rogue FBI agent ...
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Nearly five decades and 1,500 episodes in the making, the ultimate sci-fi crossover of Doctor Who and Star Trek is finally happening, as IDW recently announced that they will be premiering Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 this May.
Centered around the unholy alliance of the Borg and the Cybermen, Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 will force the Doctor to team up with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise to prevent the destruction of all humanity.
The eight-issue series will be written by Star Trek: Infestation writers Scott and David Tipton, with New York Times Best-Selling graphic novelist and longtime Doctor Who comic scribe Tony Lee serving as consultant. J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel) will provide fully-painted artwork for the series.
Here’s what Soumya Sriraman ...
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A lot of the naysay surrounding Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man reboot was (at least, briefly) silenced, following the premiere of a second official trailer and reports from an extended 3D theatrical preview that suggest this film is not only a worthy new spin on the iconic webslinger’s origins – it just might be an epic enough comic book flick to hold its own against this summer’s other blockbuster heavyweights.
That’s not to say all the Amazing Spider-Man negative buzz has abated; it’s still very much present, as evidenced by the ongoing complaints about Spidey’s renovated suit, the Lizard’s design, etc. All the same, more people are starting to agree: The Avengers looks to have some serious competition, as far as the unofficial contest for the title of “Marvel Superhero Movie of 2012″ goes.
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M. Night Shyamalan’s name has become something in the way of a punchline for many movie fans, but his new sci-fi project (titled After Earth) has been generating some genuinely positive buzz, thanks to the Oscar-winning screenwriting talent and noteworthy cast members who’re joining forces with the divisive filmmaker.
A new image of star Jaden Smith – wearing what could be described as a futuristic space suit – from the After Earth set has surface online. Additionally, we’ve rounded up a handful of older photos from the project’s shoot down in Costa Rica, offering an early look at the film’s “abandoned” version of Earth.
After Earth takes place in the far future and centers around a father and son duo (Will and Jaden Smith) who crash-land on our home planet – which, at that point, has been abandoned by humanity for centuries. The son has a chance to prove ...
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