Archive for August 19, 2017
With the Netflix release not so far away, the director of the new Death Note adaptation blames the recent live-action Ghost in the Shell film for bringing the whitewashing controversy to the forefront of the media’s attention and fan discussion. Death Note was originally a Japanese Manga that was adapted into anime and a series of live-action films produced by Warner Bros. Pictures Japan. But the new Netflix adaptation sees the story of Light, a student who finds a supernatural notebook, take place in America.
When Ghost in the Shell announced that Scarlett Johansson would star in the film as the Major, many ...
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It was arguably the science fiction genre that stretched the imaginations of early filmmakers.
As these motion-picture pioneers tinkered with this new medium, most felt that ordinary, everyday sights were fantastical enough to satisfy curious audiences. But French innovator Georges Méliès was an exception. Méliès, already an accomplished illusionist on the stage, decided that the sleight of hand that served him well in his magic shows could be similarly employed in cinema.
Méliès offered up some tricks in a few early horror films, yet it was 1902’s A Trip to the Moon, widely regarded as the first science fiction film, that served as the culmination of his efforts.
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The stunt performers for six of the principal characters in Marvel’s The Defenders have assembled for a cool behind-the-scenes photo. The Defenders finally debuted for fans on Netflix just after midnight PST on Friday, after two years and four series – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist – established the group of street-based superheroes who come together to take on the nefarious organization, The Hand.
The four series have a distinctly different tone than anything fans have seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including dark atmosphere, a gritty feel, R-rated content and lots of physical action. And while the four stars of The Defenders – Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike ...
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