Archive for April 2, 2012

‘Avengers’ Interviews: Superhero Politics, Smart Hulk & Marvel Movie Future


Avengers Movie Interviews

A handful of websites (not ours) go invited to the set of The Avengers last this year, and now they are releasing the details of that visit online. If you want to hear Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) director Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige all discuss the most epic superhero teamup film of all time, you’ve come to the right place.

We have done the good deed of condensing all of the choice quotes from The Avengers cast and crew interviews into one transcript, with links at the end to the longer interviews, which are available in both print and audio form over on Collider.

The interviews are SPOILER-FREE, so read away at your leisure.

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‘Sparkle’ Trailer: Motown Melodrama with Whitney Houston


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The tragic, premature death of modern music legend Whitney Houston earlier this year looms over the head of this summer’s Sparkle: a remake of the 1976 musical melodrama (of the same name), which was meant to serve as a comeback vehicle for the starlet of such popular ’90s titles as The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale. Instead, the film will mark Houston’s final appearance onscreen.

Sparkle sees Houston play second fiddle to American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, who portrays (not kidding) Sparkle Williams: the most musically-talented in a trio of sisters who rocket to fame during the late ’60s – as “The Motown Sound” is all the rage – and subsequently fall victim to the same cycle of clashing egos, drug use, and abuse that destroyed their mother’s (Houston) own budding musical career.

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‘The Avengers’: New ‘War’ TV Spot; Early Screenings Contest


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Disney/Marvel’s marketing budget for The Avengers is reportedly in the $100 million range, and recently we’ve been seeing ample evidence that the money is being put to good use.

TV spots, Trailers and Featurettes for Marvel’s superhero teamup blockbuster have been coming at us daily – and today is no exception, as there is an avalanche of Avengers-related material to sift through. First and foremost, we’d like to offer the latest TV spot for the film, as well as information on how Facebook fans could potentially win a chance for an early screening in their city.

First, check out the latest Avengers TV spot, appropriately titled “We Are At War”:

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‘Woman in Black’ Sequel ‘Angels of Death’ in the Works


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When screenwriter Jane Goldman confirmed her involvement with the X-Men: First Class sequel, she also briefly mentioned that Hammer Films has been toying with the idea of a followup to its recently-released, lucrative film adaptation of The Woman in Black (which Goldman wrote).

Sure enough, the famous horror movie production house has now officially announced such a project – titled The Woman in Black: Angels of Death – as being in the works. The movie will be based on a story written by the author of the original Woman in Black novel, Susan Hill.

While there’s been no mention yet as to whether or not Goldman will eventually contribute to the Angels of Death script, the first draft is being handled by Jon Crocker. A production assistant on the third and fourth installments in the Harry Potter ...

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Platinum Dunes Taking Over ‘Halloween’ Franchise


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Hot on the heels of the news that Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes is developing a controversial rebooting of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series comes word that the company is taking control of yet another iconic slasher horror franchise. That’s right, the next Halloween movie looks to be released under the company’s supervision.

For those who haven’t been keeping track: Platinum Dunes was also responsible for the remakes/reboots of Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Amityville Horror, Texas Chainsaw Masscre, and The Hitcher – all of which have premiered in theaters over the past ten years to decent financial returns ( and generally weak critical reception).

BD Horror News says that Platinum Dunes is currently in talks to take over the Halloween series – which was actually given a “fresh start” just five years ago with ...

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