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Ever since the release of the first X-Men movie back in 2000, there has been an intelligent attempt to build up the layers of the Marvel film universe. With thousands of characters created throughout the years, and millions of people now familiar with the heroes that populate the Marvel universe, the creators of the modern Marvel movies, as well as the executives running Marvel Studios, are trying to appease fans by giving them quick cameos or mentions of characters and equipment from the comic books.Read Full Article »
Monday, October 22, 2012
Marvel Studios, Disney and Paramount have released the first trailer for Iron Man 3. Watch:
All that talk from Robert Downey Jr., director Shane Black and Marvel prez/producer Kevin Feige about Tony Stark having everything stripped away in IM3 looks to be legit.Add a comment (0)
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The ghostly hauntings documented in Paranormal Activity 4 attracted audiences for the fourth straight year in a row, with this latest installment continuing the franchise's performance of opening in first place at the box office. Ticket sales are estimated to be $30.2 million dollars this weekend for Paranormal Activity 4, which is definitely good enough to give it the top spot.Add a comment (0)
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A federal Californian judge has ruled that movie studio Warner Bros. has ownership in the one-half of Superman property rights created by Joe Shuster. The ruling comes as the studio is well into post-production on its next Superman film, Man of Steel, and as a different lawsuit brought on by the other Superman co-creator heirs (Jerry Siegel) winds its own way through the courts.Add a comment (0)
Monday, October 15, 2012
Marvel Studios has spent some coin developing a live-action Ant-Man movie, slated to be directed by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shaun of the Dead). Concept test footage showing scientist Scott Lang walking around in ant-sized form was shown to a packed house at this year's San Diego Comic Con, and it got a favorable reaction from the crowd.Add a comment (2)
Sunday, October 14, 2012
For the second weekend in a row Taken 2 is the #1 movie at the box office. With a modest drop of 54% and $22.5 million dollars in new ticket sales, Taken 2's total North American gross now stands at $86.7 million dollars.
Compared with the first Taken, Taken 2 is still $35 million bucks away from besting the first movie's B.O. However, the film's international grosses have been higher than with the first Taken, and as such it' already into the black.
Ben Affleck has his new movie Argo open this weekend, and it did rather well. Argo opened with $20.1m and as such falls neatly into spot #2.Add a comment (0)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It hasn't been a secret that Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have been trying to make a Jurassic Park 4. Nor is it a secret that way back in 2005 they were tinkering around with a JP4 story that would have seen cloned dinosaurs created with a mixture of human DNA, thus giving us terrifying new creatures that were part dinosaur and part human.Add a comment (0)
Monday, October 8, 2012
Back in June and shortly after the release of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, the online discussion circled around how much of the movie's screenplay was changed by Damon Lindelof, one of the creators of Lost. Scott had brought in Lindelof to rework Jon Spaihts first draft of the film.Add a comment (0)
It's no secret that Marvel Studios and director Joss Whedon are hard at work planning out the storyline for what happens in The Avengers 2. May 2015 seems like it's far away right now but when you break it down Whedon and his crew only have 12 or so months to iron out the movie sequel's story, figure out how these characters integrate into all their own individual movie franchises and pick which new Marvel superheroes (and villains) will be included in Avengers 2.Add a comment (2)
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Taken 2 is a hit. In its opening weekend the action-thriller sequel opened to an estimated $50 million dollars domestic. Compare that with the $24.7m that the first Taken movie grossed in its opening weekend back in 2009, and now the early results of Taken 2 look pretty damn good.Add a comment (0)
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The first explosive trailer for the fifth Die Hard movie, titled A Good Day to Die Hard, has been released. Expect to see the trailer start to run in theaters tomorrow, but for those of us online and eager to see what a 57-year-old John McClane (Bruce Willis to the rest of us) looks like 'sploding things up, here it is.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
When a photograph showing former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe shows up with the actor sprouting a pair of devil-like horns on the top of his brow, a sensationalistic headline can't be very far behind.Add a comment (0)
Thursday, September 27, 2012
20th Century Fox has turned to one of Marvel Comics' top writers to consult on their Marvel-based superhero movies. That man is Scottish-born Mark Millar, the writer of such Marvel books as Old Man Logan, which told a tale of an senior-aged Wolverine, The Ultimates and his own creator owned work such as Kick-Ass, Nemesis and Wanted. Millar was also one of a handful of top Marvel Comics scribes picked to give creative briefs to Iron Man director Jon Favreau when he was putting together that movie.Add a comment (0)
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan got their big break when the screenplay for their gore-filled horror movie Feast won the interest of the Project Greenlight producers. Feast went on to earn a decent return on the show's minimal investment and in turn produce two direct-to-video sequels. It also brought the writers to the attention of the Saw movie-makers, and subsequently saw them hired on to write the last four installments of that other gory horror movie franchise.Add a comment (0)
Monday, September 24, 2012
Back when this one was first announced, my first thought was "Why?" After all, it had been less than 15 years since the release of the modern reboot of The Mummy, which at that time was directed by Stephen Sommers. Two sequels followed, with the second one proving to be more profitable than the third.Add a comment (0)
Sunday, September 23, 2012
September has always been a slower month at the box office for the movie industry, and the second-to-last weekend of September 2012 has proved to be no exception to the rule.
Three new releases were the ones that almost had a three-way tie. End of Watch, the police thriller/drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, and the thriller House at the End of the Street starring Jennifer Lawrence are currently tied for the first place with an estimated weekend gross of $13 million dollars each.
The new Clint Eastwood movie, Trouble with the Curve, just missed home plate too. Its estimated gross is $12.7 million.Add a comment (0)