Archive for May 18, 2012

‘Alex Cross’ Images Include An Armed Tyler Perry & Ripped Matthew Fox

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Fans of James Patterson’s famous homicide detective character, Dr. Alex Cross, were originally ecstatic to hear that fan-fave Idris Elba was going to follow in the footsteps of Morgan Freeman – and portray the character onscreen, in a series start-over/reboot titled Alex Cross.

That was before Elba passed on the role – and was eventually replaced by Tyler Perry, prompting a general response of… well, the opposite of ecstatic.

A trailer for Alex Cross is due out in the near future, as the film is slated to hit theaters this fall. However, in the meantime, we can offer the first images of Perry as Dr. Cross – wielding a goatee, badge, and shotgun, among other accessories – alongside costars like Rachel Nichols (Criminal Minds) and Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan) as Cross’ fellow Detroit detectives, Monica Ashe and Tommy Kane, respectively.

However, if there’s anyone here who leaves an impression, ...

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SR Geek Picks: The Avengers Pixar Style, A Lego Harry Potter Cake, A Death Star Cookie Jar & More!

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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the web for you. Today you’ll find an animatronic T-800; a lego Harry Potter cake and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today we have some more infographic goodness to follow yesterday’s “geek types”. ForeverGeek has 7 Avengers-themed ones that are pretty cool. Whether it’s the film itself or the comics that inspired it, you’ll want to check out this info dump.

Avengers Info

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The Pixar Avengers

Incredible sequel
Or The Incredibles 2
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The Baby Avengers

Cuteness Assemble!Cuteness assemble!
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Back To Japan (Shirt)


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‘Magic Mike’ International Trailer: More Bromance & Male Stripping

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As much flashy fun as the domestic Magic Mike trailer is, it left many a viewer (the Screen Rant Underground podcast crew included) perplexed – with its emphasis on the romantic angle between the film’s namesake, as played by Channing Tatum and his would-be girlfriend (Cody Horn).

Suffice it to say: a peppy rom-com was not what people expected, when they first heard that Steven Soderbergh was directing a movie about male strippers. (One in the vein of a Robert Altman production, no less.)

The new international trailer for Magic Mike not only offers lots of new footage, but also paints a very different portrait of the film – by focusing on the experiences of “The Kid” (Alex Pettyfer), a newcomer to the exotic world of risque entertainment provided by his mentor/newfound bro Mike – and other veterans of the ...

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Wachowskis’ ‘Cloud Atlas’ To Set Sail in December 2012

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cloud atlas movie release date

Thanks to the ongoing 2012 Cannes Film Festival, we now have an update on perhaps the most daring, big-budgeted sci-fi film on the horizon: the adaptation of David Mitchell’s acclaimed novel Cloud Atlas, as directed by the triumvirate of Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and Matrix creators Andy and Lana Wachowski.

Warner Bros. heads have reportedly approved the directors’ hefty final cut of the film – which clocks in at about 2 hours and 44 minutes. Moreover, the studio has tentative plans to release Cloud Atlas in theaters on December 6th, 2012, so as to qualify the prestigious picture for this year’s Oscars.

As reported by Indiewire, Warner Bros. originally passed on Cloud Atlas after balking at the projected $170 million price tag. (Due partly to memories of Speed Racer, no doubt.) Thereafter, the ...

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Liam Neeson to Take ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’

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A Walk Among The Tombstones

The perpetually busy (and exceedingly popular) Liam Neeson has attached himself to yet another film. The star will take on the role of Matt Scudder in the screen adaptation of Lawrence Block’s A Walk Among The Tombstones. The Scott Frank-directed film is yet another thriller for Neeson, who in recent years has had a career resurgence as a big-screen tough guy.

A Walk Among The Tombstones is the first film in a three-year deal between Exclusive Media and Cross Creek Pictures, who intend to finance at least two films every year, with budgets up to $65 million. The hope is that Tombstones will shoot in February, presumably once Neeson has completed work on Non-Stop.

According to Deadline:

“Neeson plays Scudder at the time he’s an ex-NYPD cop and unlicensed private detective and recovering alcoholic. He’s hired to find ...

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