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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Casting Rumor of the Day: Pierce Brosnan is rumored for a role in Deadpool 2, so BossLogic shows us the actor as Cable and Mr. Sinister (via ComicBook.com): Working with @ComicBook on a @PierceBrosnan cable piece, I never expected this to be a rumour but hey he is a dope actor pic.twitter.com/j8FDsZx5LN — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) January 18, 2017   And there is that other rumour which I like #brosnan4sinister @PierceBrosnan pic.twitter.com/mEgQxadxcn — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) January 19, 2017   Visual List of the Day: As this year's Sundance Film Festival kicks off, One Perfect Shot counts down the best shots from the best Sundance films of all...
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It’s the start of a new year, which means new resolutions and cold weather (for some of us, at least), but it also means we get to head to the mountains of Park City, Utah for the annual Sundance Film Festival. So why should you care about the Sundance Film Festival? Well some of the year’s most exciting and most talked-about films will premiere at Sundance first. This year’s big awards contender Manchester By the Sea debuted at the festival last year, and not only do they have a great track record when it comes to awards contenders, but many of Hollywood’s next great filmmakers, actors and actresses will be discovered there.  If you are a movie fan, you want to keep an eye on Sundance. And when it comes to this year’s big movies...
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Whether you're a Marvel junkie or a DC junkie or both, we've got some updates on the big superhero cinematic universes for you:   Black Adam We've been hearing about a Shazam! movie for the DC Extended Universe for a while, particularly as it would involve Dwayne Johnson playing the villain Black Adam. But because Johnson is such a big deal, his baddie is now getting his own separate movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Adam will be an anti-hero character in the spinoff, though it's unclear if this will happen before or after the events of Shazam!, which is still in the works. It's not mentioned which would be released first, either. For a recap on who Shazam and Black Adam are, check out our guide from...
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James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan go behind-the-scenes on Split – I’m cautiously optimistic about Split, the latest genre offering from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan. The director seems to have regained his footing with 2015’s surprise hit The Visit, and if the trailers are any indication, he looks to build on that with his latest – a tale of an abduction by a man with multiple personalities. The film is slated to open this weekend, so there’s no better time to see what Shyamalan and star James McAvoy have to say about the project in this new behind-the-scenes clip. Enjoy.   Phantasm box set launches in March – If you can’t get enough of Angus Scrimm and those deadly flying silver balls, then you’re in luck – Well...
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Every movie adaptation is bound to have its own unique set of obstacles. That's just what happens when you move from one medium to another. Maybe a comic book's art style is a huge part of its appeal. Maybe a hit book is filled with inner monologues you just can't recreate in a movie. In the case of video game adaptations, the obstacle is what happens when you remove the interactivity from something that is inherently interactive. Thankfully that's less of a problem for The Division, a game that happens to have a fairly open-ended premise that's already primed for the big screen. It takes place in a future where New York City is in the middle of collapse thanks to a viral outbreak that spreads on Black Friday. The U.S. government quarantines the city and...
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The approaching release of a live-action, all-star version of Beauty and Beast makes us nostalgic for the magical age of the animated original. Disney had kicked off a new era with The Little Mermaid, a wonderful musical comedy featuring a strong female character. Beauty and the Beast was the followup, another musical that was a full-blown romantic drama with comic overtones. What both movies had in common was that their voice casts featured lesser-known stars. That started to change when Aladdin was released; even though Robin Williams only voiced a supporting role, he couldn't help but steal the picture with his hilarious antics. Slowly, the world of animated movies changed, with big stars more and more getting cast in leading roles, even those whose voices are not...
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So far the marketing for the Power Rangers movie has been kind of shy about showing off. We got to see the character intros and how they all come across their suits, but the first trailer didn't have any big, full-body shots of the Rangers fighting in those suits. There were definitely no shots of their Zords (which is the name of the vehicles they pilot) or the bad guys they'd be fighting. Basically, we had no sense of it as an action movie, just as a drama about teens that come into superpowers. But now the second trailer shows all of that stuff off and then some.  Fans get to hear and see Bryan Cranston as Zordon. We've got Bill Hader's Alpha 5. We've got Elizabeth Banks totally leaning into her Rita Repulsa role. Oh, and we've even got a...
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This March 3, Hugh Jackman straps on those adamantium claws one last time (or so he says) for the actor's final outing as the X-Men character Wolverine in Logan. This will be Jackman's ninth time portraying Logan, aka Wolverine, in a film (including cameos), and his tenure as the clawed anti-hero dates all the way back to that first X-Men movie in 2000. While Jackman has played Wolverine for the past 17 years, early buzz around Logan signals that it may be his best and more ferocious outing yet. Check out the badass new U.S. trailer. We recently had a chance to watch the first 40 minutes of Logan before having an extensive conversation with its director, James Mangold, returning for his second go-round with the character (he also directed...
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Janis Joplin: Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea, above) is once again set to star in a movie about legendary singer Janis Joplin. Filmmaker Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), who was first attached to the project in July 2012, will direct. The project is currently seeking distribution, with shooting expected to start in the spring. [Deadline]   Hellboy III: This past summer, Guillermo del Toro said that a third installment of Hellboy "is a wish that will never be fulfilled [because] the first two movies made really good profits on a market that doesn’t exist anymore." Now, however, del Toro has asked fans to tell him their feelings on a prospective Hellboy III -- by voting either "yes" or "hell, yes" -- and then promised...
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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: Video essayist Dominick Nero mashed up Martin Scorsese's Silence with Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace for a fake trailer for a standalone Qui-Gon spinoff: @starwars fans, i made a trailer for a Qui-Gon standalone film. @disney please don't destroy me pic.twitter.com/wOwlYMawKn — Dominick Nero (@filminick) January 18, 2017   Fake Trailer Remake of the Day: One of the fake movie trailers from Rick and Morty has been remade with footage from actual live-action movies and it's awesome (via Geek Tyrant):   Toys of the Day: These probably aren't real, but A24 shared this glimpse at a set...
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