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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away at the age of 54, from complications suffered from a heart attack he had in July.
Known for his big build and deep voice, Duncan was in the prime of his life. His first movie role was in 1995's Friday, and he had several small parts playing bouncers and muscle men. It wasn't until 1997's Armageddon that he had a meatier role with more lines, playing one of the rough-and-tumble drilling crew drafted into blowing up an approaching asteroid.Read Full Article »
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The second trailer for the new Superman movie coming out in 2013, Man of Steel, has arrived.
Thematically it's not that different from the first trailer we saw back in July. The feelings are the same: Clark expressing his doubt about his identity, Clark's father trying to offer advice to his adopted son, a grown Clark trying to find his role in the world. The images are different in the new trailer but they seem to be from the same scenes we witnessed in trailer #1.
All that said, this is an awesome trailer.Add a comment (1)
Monday, December 10, 2012
Some of the mysteries are being revealed about the characters we'll see in Star Trek Into Darkness. But, as is usually the case with a J.J. Abrams production, new questions are emerging.
It began late last night when a select group of online sites were invited to watch an early sneak preview of the 9-minute teaser footage from Star Trek Into Darkness that will play in front of The Hobbit in IMAX showings.Add a comment (0)
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Paramount has released what they're calling a "preview" of a teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. Running at one minute and three seconds long, the video gives us our first meaty look at the second movie in the Star Trek rebot universe. The same fresh faced cast from 2009's Star Trek film is back for the sequel along with Benedict Cumberbatch who's playing the mysterious bad guy out to put sad faces on those smiling Federation citizens.Add a comment (9)
Monday, December 3, 2012
Legendary Pictures seems to be liking their business relationship with director Guillermo del Toro. The Hellboy filmmaker is making Pacific Rim for the financier company, having fun building giant monsters and robots to fight it out next summer in theaters.Add a comment (0)
Darkseid, the alien godlike being in command of the planet Apokolips.Add a comment (1)
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The first movie poster for Star Trek Into Darkness has been unveiled.
Paramount isn't telling us anything about what we're looking at, but it's likely safe to surmise that the individual whose back is turned to us on that pile of rubble is the mysterious character played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Speculation is that the Sherlock star is playing Gary Mitchell, a Starfleet officer and academy friend of James T. Kirk. In the original Star Trek television series, Mitchell was transformed into a godlike being with vast psionic powers when the Enterprise attempted to cross a barrier at the edge of the galaxy.Add a comment (0)
I’ve never been much of an admirer of Tarzan, the savage apeman creation of writer Edgar Rice Burroughs. While I can’t say that I didn’t like the character, I was always more into science fiction and thus my interest lay with Burroughs’ other, lesser known creation, John Carter of Mars. That’s not to say that I didn’t hate Tarzan, it’s just that he (and his adventures) seemed one-dimensional and pretty tame. After all, what’s there to do in deepest darkest Africa except fight wild animals?Add a comment (0)
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
There will be two versions of Professor X and Magneto in the next X-Men movie, Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer tweeted the news today that both Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will be returning to play the older versions of their X-Men movie characters in the film, alongside returning X-Men: First Class cast members James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast).Add a comment (0)
Monday, November 26, 2012
Paramount Pictures has finally given Star Trek movie fans what they have been waiting oh-so long for: a more detailed story synopsis of the new film Star Trek Into Darkness. and judging by what the movie studio has to say about the next cinematic adventure of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, things will get dark indeed.
Here's what the studio had to say:
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.Add a comment (2)
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I can't determine whether it's a sign of little interest or high expenses that caused 20th Century Fox to cancel its plans to re-release Roland Emmerich's first end of the world FX extravaganza, 1996's Independence Day, in 3D. That's just what the movie studio has done, scuttling plans to post-convert the 16 year old sci-fi/action film into 3D and release it to theaters on July 3, 2013.Add a comment (2)
Paramount Pictures has announced that Paranormal Activity 5 will indeed happen, and the movie will come out in theaters on October 25, 2013. The studio has had very good success releasing a new Paranormal Activity every Halloween, with its last installment in the found footage horror franchise grossing $53 million dollars domestically.Add a comment (0)
Saturday, November 17, 2012
While Dredd only managed to eke out a disappointing $13 million dollars from the domestic box office (and that was just a third of the haul that the Sylvester Stallone starrer Judge Dredd made back in 1995), it found supporters from the online film community as well as its core comic book fanbase that appreciated the movie's faithful tone and approach to character.Add a comment (0)
The final Twilight movie is now out in theaters and on track to be one of the highest-grossing installments in the five movie franchise. Breaking Dawn Part 2 opened with early showings on Thursday evening totaling $30.4 million dollars, giving a positive notice to its three stars, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. When the additonal Friday day-evening ticket sales were added up, Breaking Dawn Part 2 had an estimated opening day total of $71.2 million dollars.Add a comment (0)
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Now that the 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall is in theaters in North America, we're able to share in the enthusiasm that the lucky people in the U.K. had a couple of weeks back when the movie was released in European cinemas. With a crushing $88.4 million dollar opening weekend (the best ever for a Bond film) and very strong weekday grosses, Skyfall will almost certainly pass the highest grossing 007 picture to date, Quantum of Solace, which enjoyed a total accum of $168 million dollars at the domestic box office.Add a comment (1)
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Longtime readers of Coming Attractions will remember the days that I kept track of the rumors tossed about for Star Wars Episode I, The Phantom Menace. Looking back and reading some of those posts, it amazes me how many unconfirmed reports and stories I kept track of, as well as surprisingly how many turned out to be 100% real.
More often that not, they were bunk.Add a comment (2)