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15 Apr 17:45

Channing Tatum Has Taken a Meeting to Play Gambit

by Germain Lussier
Corey

Here you go Richie.

22 Jump Street set

Channing Tatum has made no secret of the fact he’d love to play Gambit in the X-Men movies. The card-throwing, womanizing Cajun has long been a fan favorite, but so far has only been seen on screen once, briefly, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now, with Bryan Singer teasing he’d love to bring Gambit into the next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse, Tatum has revealed the possibility has taken another step forward toward reality. He’s met with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner about possibly playing the role and is already working on an accent.

Tatum revealed this in an interview at the MTV Movie Awards, where he received a Trailblazer Award. The Channing Tatum Gambit stuff starts at 4:23.

And here’s the full quote after being asked if we’d ever see him as the mutant?

I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess from being down south – my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – I don’t know. I just related to him. He’s just kind of suave… He’s the most un X-Men X-Man that’s ever been in X-Men. Other than maybe Wolverine, who’s like the anti-hero. He’s a thief. He’s not even a hero. He’s kind of walking the line of grey…He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff so he’s just a cool guy who happens to have a moral center….I hope it [comes together]. You never know it’s a weird industry. If the stars align, I would die to play it. I’m already working on the accent. It’s crappy at the moment.

Along with Tatum, Shuler Donner has also made it very clear she’d love to make a Gambit movie with Tatum, but we didn’t know it had gotten this  far.

If Tatum were to appear as Gambit in X-Men Apocalypse, it would give Fox a huge opportunity to have another major star as a fan-favorite character. With Hugh Jackman likely on his way out in the coming years, Fox must like that idea. Even non-X-Men fans would turn out to see Tatum star in a superhero movie, so this feels like something that has a good chance of happening.

What do you think about Channing Tatum as Gambit?

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16 Apr 03:08

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer: Wolverine Assembles a Team

by Angie Han
Corey

This is going to be really good.

X-Men Days of Future Past

After some intense promos and clips (and a couple of truly WTF Carl’s Jr. commercials), Fox has released one final X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer.

As usual, the video has mutant heroes battling mean humans, terrifying Sentinels, and their own inner angst across two different timelines. What’s different is that this particular trailer plays up Wolverine’s role in the whole thing. Though he doesn’t tend to be much of a team player, desperate times call for desperate measures, so this one has him running around the ’70s trying to get the gang together.

Watch the new X-Men Days of Future Past trailer, which includes tons of new footage, after the jump.

Fox posted the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer on YouTube.

The time-jumping nature of the X-Men: Days of Future Past plotline allows the First Class characters to face their own inner trilogy counterparts. So we’ve got two Magnetos (Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen) and two Professor Xes (James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart) — although there’s still only one Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), because that guy never ages.

Meanwhile, it also opens the door to a whole host of new characters. Fan favorites from the comic who’ll be making their first appearances here include Bishop (Omar Sy), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Blink (Fan Bingbing), Warpath (Booboo Stewart), and Sunspot (Adan Canto). Classic villain Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) gets caught up in the action, too.

That’s a lot of characters to keep track of, and as excited as we are to see old friends and make new ones, we can’t help but worry that the film will feel overstuffed. On the bright side, though, the huge cast doesn’t seem to be slowing down the action or the drama. The trailer hint at plenty of big moments and lots of heart.

X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in theaters May 23. Because all the actors named above still aren’t enough, the film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Lucas Till, and Josh Helman. Also returning from the original trilogy is director Bryan Singer.

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.

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16 Apr 13:00

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Show: More Art and Details Revealed [UPDATED]

by Germain Lussier

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary dkng

The first stop for the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show is this weekend and Gallery 1988 has just released more posters and information. More than 70 artists are part of the traveling exhibit but the majority of their work will only ever been available to purchase in person at one of the four stops. There will, however, be a set of screenprints available both at the shows, and online, and those are by Mike Mitchell, Phantom City Creative, Anthony Petrie, Tom Whalen, Tara McPherson, Dan Mumford, Dave Perillo, Lora Zombie, Godmachine, Rich Kelly, Mark Englert, DKNG and Joshua Budich.

We’ve already seen a few of those pieces and now more have been revealed. Below, check out additional images for the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show which hits New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and July over the next few months.

UPDATED: We’ve added more new art below.

The first images from the Ghostbusters 30th anniversary art show were revealed here. Below are three new posters by Mike Mitchell, DKNG and Nicole Gustafsson. (UPDATE – as well as Tom Whalen, Glen Brogan, Julian Callos and Lora Zombie)

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Nicole Gustafsson Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary mike mitchell Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary dkng Glen Brogan - Ghostbusters Lora Zombie - Ghostbusters Julian Callos Ghostbusters Tom Whalen - Ghostbusters

On the Gallery 1988 Tumblr, there are some new details on the show and what pieces will be on sale where, etc. Here’s a small excerpt:

A majority of the artwork will ONLY BE AVAILABLE by attending one of the galleries in-person. A very small allotment of prints has been set aside for each city, with a smaller selection at our final Comic Con stop. This is the ONLY way to purchase this artwork. There will be small surprises at each stop as well.

A commemorative series of special 30th Anniversary screenprints WILL BE AVAILABLE in limited amounts ONLINE, in addition to in-store, at ghostbusters30th.com. These will be released sporadically over the next month. 

These posters, and many more, will first go on sale this Saturday, April 19 in New York. Go to www.ghostbusters30th.com for the full info and artist list. Here’s the breakdown of the shows.

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Show: New York

April 19 – 26
69 Leonard Street (between Church & Broadway), New York, NY 10013
Opening reception: April 19 7-10 p.m.

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Show: Los Angeles

May 17 – June 1st
Gallery 1988 (West), 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Opening reception: May 17 7-10 p.m.

It’ll then be in Chicago on June 20-22 and, finally, San Diego Comic-Con July 23-27. We’ll have more art later this week as the first show gets closer.

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16 Apr 02:29

Brooklyn Cyclones to host Seinfeld Night in July

by Chris McShane

"If they win the pennant this year, I'll sit naked with you at the World Series."

The Brooklyn Cyclones announced today that the team will host a Seinfeld Night on July 5 this year to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the legendary show's television debut. The first 2,500 fans in attendance for the game will receive a Keith Hernandez magic loogie bobblehead.

From the Cyclones' website, here's what else the team has in store:

  • MCU Park will known as Vandelay Industries Park for one night only.
  • Mailmen in uniform get to throw out a ceremonial first pitch ("Hello Newman!")
  • Anyone who has a business card indicating that they are in fact a "Latex Salesman" will also receive a free ticket to the game.  If we call the number and it's some apartment on the Upper East Side, you won't qualify for the freebie.
  • Fans can visit the information table for an "airing of grievances."
  • Closest to the pin / whale's blow hole competition ("Is that a Titleist?")
  • The foul poles will be known as Festivus Poles.
  • Elaine Dancing Contest
  • Everyone Runs the Bases Post-game...but anyone named Jerry gets a head start (Take that Duncan Meyer).
  • Game of "Risk" on the Concourse
  • Cereal eating contests
  • Anyone named George Costanza will be allowed to join our radio broadcast as a color analyst for an inning
  • Players in puffy shirts for batting practice.
15 Apr 17:00

The Phenomenal Pop Culture Art of Craig Drake

by Paul
Chances are if you’ve been given your own solo art show at LA’s Hero Complex Gallery, you’re pretty damn good, and that’s certainly the case with Craig Drake. His series features some of the most iconic characters ever across film and TV, though I like his inclusion of supporting characters like Vasquez above. From Han […]
14 Apr 15:49

‘Bon Appétit’ Made An Inventory Of All The Food Chunk Eats Or Talks About In ‘The Goonies’

by Penn Collins

Bon Appétit, in their fervent pursuit of food and truths about food, assigned a writer to discuss everything that the portly character Chunk ate or spoke of eating in his time onscreen during The Goonies.

Why? I don’t know. Bon Appetit probably has an office full of food journalists, and sitting around waiting for food to make headlines could be pretty frustrating, so maybe they have to put together their own stories. The story can be found right here, and below I’ve listed a few interesting aspects about the piece/premise of the article:

  • The writer had never seen The Goonies before this assignment, which is surprising, until you see that her name is Rochelle, at which time you come to the realization that you don’t expect people named Rochelle to have the same life experiences us regular folk have.
  • The piece contains prose like this in discussing the Truffle Shuffle: “There are neither ganache-covered chocolates nor foraged fungi; the only shuffling is of Chunk’s ample belly.” The only shuffling is of Chunk’s ample belly. And that thought is preceded by a semicolon. This writer clearly doesn’t want to be a web writer for much longer. I bet Rochelle does her first drafts with ink and quill.
  • I don’t know what I was expecting, but after clicking the tag “truffle shuffle,” I was a little disappointed that there weren’t any other Bon Appetit articles with that tag. I would have been happy with just some Truffle Shuffle steak fries or Truffle Shuffle vinaigrette.
  • If these quotes and my memory are to be trusted, Chunk, in his ramblings about ice cream, brings up grape. Grape ice cream. And then apple. Where the hell is this kid getting cravings for grape and apple ice cream?
  • Chunk’s mom greets him after his rescue with Domino’s pizza, “his favorite.” Even if they managed to go on a pirate adventure and singlehandedly save the community from Troy’s dipshit dad, they’re still kids. And kids don’t know the first thing about good food.
  • The writer, the lovely Rochelle, ate during her screening of the film: “Two glasses of rosé, half a kabocha squash, an entire head of kale (I am not ashamed), and a handful of pecans.” First of all, this means that not only could Rochelle and I never get married, but probably never even be friends. Not because of her taste in food (which seems like the diet of a wealthy rabbit), but because she’s the type of person that makes eating a head of kale seem like a transgression that requires explaining. “Ugh. I had two rice cakes today. I’m such a cow.” I bet in job interviews, she lists her biggest weakness as being a “bit of a perfectionist.” Also, if you’re conveying what you’ve eaten today, and you list a “handful” of anything, I won’t like you ever again.

This list does beg the question of how you you follow up such a great character with his (supposed) re-appearance in a (supposed) sequel. The real Chunk is skinny these days (see?) So maybe they have to give him some other fun indulgence, like sex addiction, bulimia, or cutting.

I think America, in an effort to shed its reputation for unbridled decadence, would clamor to see a former child actor cut himself onscreen just so he can feel like he’s in control of SOMETHING.

Nah. Give him a big blueberry milkshake to spill on his skinny little head. You’re out of blueberry ice cream? Ok. Just give him some grape.

 

 

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15 Apr 18:05

Nocturnal Song

by Jon
Nocturnal Song“Nocturnal Song” by wytrab8 Batman in the style of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song
08 Apr 15:42

Two ‘Neighbors’ Red-Band Trailers: “We’re Just Getting Started”

by Angie Han

Neighbors red-band trailers

In real life, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are separated by a mere five years in age. But even a few years can make a big difference in early adulthood, and in Neighbors, their lives couldn’t be further apart. Mac (Rogen) is a (relatively) responsible father and husband, while Teddy (Efron) is a hard-partying frat boy.

Unfortunately for both parties, they’re stuck living next door to one another. While they make efforts to get along early on, tensions soon escalate into all-out intergenerational war, and it turns out that the one thing both sides have in common is a willingness to fight dirty. Watch not one but two Neighbors red-band trailers — one for the international market and one for the domestic one — after the jump.

Universal posted both of the videos below on YouTube.

Some films disappoint by overselling how rude or raunchy they really are. But based on the reviews out of SXSW, Neighbors isn’t one of those. Variety called it “lewder, weirder, louder, leaner, meaner and more winningly stupid” than anything else on Stoller or Rogen’s resumes, while HitFix raved that it was “uproariously funny and almost breathtakingly dirty.”

Nor is Neighbors one of those movies that seems content to just coast by on shock factor. The Playlist was taken with what it called “some of the most elaborately choreographed and beautifully photographed party sequences we’ve ever seen in a mainstream studio comedy.” Badass Digest loved that it had “an amazing amount of heart.”

All of that may help explain how Neighbors has a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes at the moment. Granted, that’s with just eleven reviews in. And if the movie is even half as outrageous as the trailers promise it is, that figure is bound to dip soon. But it’s still a great start.

Neighbors opens May 9Rose Byrne and Dave Franco round out the cast — she as Rogen’s wife, he as Efron’s second-in-command.

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08 Apr 23:15

‘Intramural’ Trailer: A Bunch of SNL-ers Made a Sports Movie

by Angie Han

Intramural

The Saturday Night Live stars are the last people you’d expect to see in an inspirational sports drama, but they’re the perfect folks to send up the inspirational sports drama subgenre. Kate McKinnon, Jay Pharoah, and Beck Bennett all make appearances in the first Intramural trailer, which, as the title suggests, takes on the world of intramural college sports.

The video plays like a sort of indie Dodgeball, down to a shot of a cranky, violent dude in a wheelchair barking orders at his scrappy team. Watch the new Intramural trailer after the jump.

Directed by Andrew DisneyIntramural stars Jake Lacy (Pete from The Office) as a fifth-year college student who gets involved in intramural sports. (Presumably the detail about it being his fifth year is there to explain why Lacy looks so old, but he — and pretty much everyone else in this cast — still looks closer to 30 than 23.)

However, his new attempt to play flag football comes with some old history. Four years ago, as a bright-eyed freshman, he and his team went all the way to the finals before a disastrous event led to his swearing off the sport forever. Now, as he tries to bring the guys back together, he’s got some old fears to face and scores to settle.

Intramural will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month. There’s no official word yet on more general release plans, but our money’s on it hitting VOD later this year. Nikki ReedD.C. Pierson, and Michael Hogan (Tigh from Battlestar Galactica, of all people) also star.

Intramural is a hilarious send-up of inspirational sports movies replete with epic training montages, over the top motivational speeches and bone crunching tackles, “Intramural” tells an epic tale of a group of 5th year seniors who form an intramural football team in their final year of college before being forced out into the real world. “Intramural” is the GLORIOUS love child of cult classics such as “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Dodgeball”.

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10 Apr 13:00

VOTD: The Evolution Of Movies From 1878 to 2014 In Just 3 Minutes

by Peter Sciretta
Corey

Absolutely phenomenal.

The Evolution of Movies and Film

/Film reader and Humber College graduate Scott Ewing put together the ultimate epic movie compilation, a chronological look at the evolution of movies, from Eadweard J. Muybridge in 1878 to the upcoming films of 2014. This is what Ewing says about the video montage:

This montage began as a labor of love and quickly became an obsession of mine. Many days and hours were spent researching clips, downloading and editing. The following montage chronicles the evolution of film from its conception in 1878 by Edward J. Muybridge to the Lumiere brothers in 1895. Georges Melies a trip to the moon in 1902 was a total game changer and from there we go to the first theatrical releases starting in 1920-2014 … this portion of the montage is chronological.

Watch the The Evolution Of Movies In Just 3 Minutes embedded after the jump.

The Evolution Of Movies In Just 3 Minutes

You can watch more of Scott Ewing’s videos on his vimeo page. Ewing notes that there are some notable films which are absent from the montage (such as the Great Train Robbery, The Story of the Kelly Gang and Birth of a Nation). He says that the footage was “either impossible to find or did not fit in with the creative direction of the montage.” Here is a complete listing of the film clips Ewing used for this video:

1878 – Eadweard J. Muybridge – Pioneer of Motion Photography
1895 – Auguste & Louis Lumière- Sortie des Usines Lumière à Lyon
1902 – A Trip to the Moon – Viaje a la Luna – Le Voyage dans la lune – Georges Méliès
1920 -The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
1921 – ‘The Kid’ – Charlie Chaplin
1922 – NOSFERATU
1923 – Harold Lloyd’s SAFETY LAST!
1924 – Sherlock Junior
1925 – Gold Rush
1926 – The General
1927 – The Jazz Singer
1928 – Steamboat Bill. Jr
1929 – The Broadway Melody
1930 – All Quiet on the Western Front
1931 – Frankenstein
1932 – Horse Feathers
1933 – Duck Soup
1934 – The Man Who Knew Too Much
1935 – Bride of Frankenstein
1936 – Modern Times
1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1938 – The Adventures of Robin Hood
1939 – The Wizard of Oz
1940 – The Great Dictator
1941 – Citizen Kane
1942 – Casablanca
1943 – Phantom of the Opera
1944 – National Velvet
1945 – The Lost Weekend
1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 – Out of the Past
1948 – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1949 – The Third Man
1950 – Cinderella
1951 – A Streetcar Named Desire
1952 – Singing in the Rain
1953 – Roman Holiday
1954 – Seven Samurai
1955 – Rebel Without a Cause
1956 – The Searchers
1957 – The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958 – Vertigo
1959 – North by Northwest
1960 – The Apartment
1961 – West Side Story
1962 – The Man who shot Liberty Valance
1963 – The Great Escape
1964 – Dr. Strangelove or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1965 – Thunderball
1966 – The Wild Bunch
1967 – The Graduate
1968 – 2001 A Space Odyssey
1969 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
1970 – The Aristocats
1971 – The French Connection
1972 – Deliverance
1973 – The Exorcist
1974 – Chinatown
1975 – Jaws
1976 – Rocky
1977 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1978 – Superman
1979 – Apocalypse Now
1980 – Airplane
1981 – Raiders of the Lost Arc
1982 – E.T: The Extra Terrestrial
1983 – The Right Stuff
1984 – The Karate Kid
1985 – The Goonies
1986 – Top Gun
1987 – The Princess Bride
1988 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1989 – Hoosiers
1990 – Misery
1991 – The Silence of the Lambs
1992 – Reservoir Dogs
1993 – Jurassic Park
1994 – Speed
1995 – Apollo 13
1996 – Mission Impossible
1997 – The Fifth Element
1998 – The Big Lebowski
1999 – The Iron Giant
2000 – Cast Away
2001 – Ameile
2002 – Minority Report
2003 – Kill Bill
2004 – The Incredibles
2005 – Batman Begins
2006 – Children of Men
2007 – No Country For Old Men
2008 – Tropic Thunder
2009 – 500 Days of Summer
2010 – The Social Network
2011 – The Artist
2012 – Skyfall
2013 – Gravity
2014
The Amazing Spiderman 2
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Neighbors
Edge of Tomorrow
Transcendence
Captain America – The Winter Soldier
X-Men: Days of Future Past
22 Jump Street
Godzilla
The Lego Movie
Bad Words
Intersteller
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Maze Runner
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Muppets Most Wanted
Transformers – Age of Extinction

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09 Apr 22:00

LOL: Jon Stewart Skewers ‘Noah’ Haters on ‘The Daily Show’

by Angie Han

Jon Stewart Noah

Even before it opened, Noah was raising the ire of moviegoers who felt that Darren Aronofsky‘s take on the classic Bible story wasn’t “literal” enough. The controversy hasn’t died down now that the movie’s actually hit theaters, and last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took a moment to fire back.

With his trademark wit, the host skewered those who complained that Noah wasn’t a documentary and didn’t have enough God in it. But best of all is when he takes on the Fox commentator who remembered the original as a story in which “the sun comes out and everybody lives happily ever after.” “Everybody?” Stewart responds with mock shock. “Nobody lives!” Watch him rip the haters a new one after the jump.

Comedy Central posted the clip on their website.

Jon Stewart Noah Critics Video

Most of these people’s problems with Noah can be boiled down to either a misunderstanding of the film, a misunderstanding of the original Biblical text, or both. But in fairness, Stewart seems to do some misunderstanding himself here.

Kevin McCarthy, the critic shown in the segment saying that Noah is “not a documentary,” responded to Stewart’s segment during an appearance on Fox’s Washington, D.C. affiliate.

The strange part of what’s going on there — it’s a compliation of people basically hating on Noah. They’re calling it “Haters of the Lost Ark.” I loved Noah! I thought it was a great film. What I was talking about is the idea of artistic liberties. The filmmaker clearly took a 15-minute story in the Bible and made a two-hour-and-fifteen-minute film, so I used the term ‘it’s not a documentary.’ We’re not watching some literal translation of what’s going on. So clearly, it’s very out of context.

But McCarthy doesn’t sound too upset about it. “I’m honored to be made fun of on that show,” he laughed. McCarthy does have some support within the religious community for his pro-Noah view. Speaker Phil Cooke put together an entire featurette last month of quotes from various Christian leaders praising the movie and urging people to see it.

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11 Apr 12:41

Mario Kart cosplay.

10 Apr 12:24

Adult Swim posters

by noreply@blogger.com (John)


Adult Swim poster set by Man-Tsun.
11 Apr 01:49

A good look at Mariner Moose and the other new Funko mascots

by noreply@blogger.com (John)


Mariner Moose, Swinging Friar and the other Funko MLB Mascots available for preorder. Via.
12 Apr 13:19

Baby Armored Colossus from the new X-Men movie teaser

by noreply@blogger.com (John)



A few stills from the new X-Men Days of Future Past trailer, showing mutant involvement in important historical moments, including Colossus's mutation being caused by Chernobyl.

At Screenburn: Days of Future Past kids meal toys.
11 Apr 18:30

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Nightcrawler and Gambit to Appear

by Angie Han

X-Men Age of Apocalypse

X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn’t open for another few weeks, and its sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, isn’t coming for another two years. Nevertheless, inquiring minds already want to know what Bryan Singer has planned for us in 2016, and the director is more than happy to deliver.

In a new interview, Singer and producer/writer Simon Kinberg revealed some new details about the film, including its relationship to the source material, its connection to X-Men: Days of Future Past, and which other mutants we might see. (Hint: Mystique won’t be the only blue one around these parts anymore). Hit the jump for more info.

Singer and Kinberg opened up in a chat with EW. Specifics about the X-Men: Apocalypse storyline are still scarce, but Singer teased that it would be “somewhat” based on the classic Age of Apocalypse comic book arc from the ’90s. “[The movie] won’t necessarily create an alternate universe, but there may be some swapping things that I’m playing with,” said Singer.

Although X-Men: Apocalypse follows X-Men: Days of Future Past, Singer suggests that the link between the two films won’t be too direct.

You won’t feel at the end of the movie that it set up Apocalypse. What it does is it sets up possibilities. But what we’ll discover in Apocalypse is that events in this movie made that happen… Apocalypse deals with ancient mutancy. What would humans have thought mutants were? What would mutants think humans were? You’re dealing with gods and things like that. And what if one survived and what if that found its way into our world?

Meanwhile, Kinberg emphasized the grand scale of the film. “From a visual standpoint it actually may be a bigger movie than Days of Future Past because there’ll be disaster movie imagery, like the title would imply,” he said.

What X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Days of Future Past will have in common are their leads, including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult. But we can look forward to seeing some other faces as well, including Gambit and Nightcrawler. “I’m excited because I want to start introducing familiar characters at different ages and also explore the ‘80s,” said Singer.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, and X-Men: Apocalypse arrives May 27, 2016.

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10 Apr 15:01

’22 Jump Street’ Red-Band Trailer: Spring Break, Motherf*ckers

by Angie Han

22 Jump Street Set

Most directors are lucky to have one smash hit in a given year. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are about to have two. Fresh off of the success of The Lego Movie, Lord and Miller are releasing 22 Jump Street, once again starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as a mismatched pair of undercover cops.

21 Jump Street was one of the funniest studio comedies in recent memory, and if the new 22 Jump Street red-band trailer is anything to go by, these guys haven’t lost their touch. This time around, Schmidt and Jenko pass as college students and head down to spring break — all in the name of catching baddies, of course. Watch the trailer after the jump.

Sony posted the video on YouTube. It’s not that rough as red-band trailers go, but it does contain some NSFW language.

Normally, a sequel to a comedic reboot of a half-forgotten ’80s show wouldn’t seem like anything to get excited about. But as we’ve noted many times before, Lord and Miller seem to excel at turning bad-on-paper ideas into cinematic gold. (Though even they didn’t want to touch Ghostbusters 3, apparently.) 22 Jump Street might not be as surprising as 21 Jump Street was, but it looks every bit as funny.

22 Jump Street opens June 13.

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

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14 Apr 20:00

Cool Stuff: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Bruce Lee, Aliens, and More by Craig Drake

by Germain Lussier

Craig Drake Die Hard

Most of you probably didn’t notice, but I took the day off last Friday. Why? Because I was so excited by the artwork of Craig Drake.

Drake’s work should be recognizable to most. He’s got a very distinctive, technical approach that blurs the line between minimal and expressive, with a heavy dash of graphic ’80s style. He places iconic images on a simple, flat background, and makes them explode off the wall. He’s had posters at Mondo, Bottleneck, Ltd. Art and others, but this week marked his first solo show. And as is the case with any artist finally given their own exhibit, he wanted to do something amazing. He succeeded.

Drake’s show, which is on display the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, turns his trademark style up to eleven. Not only is he tackling a ton of popular pop culture properties (Star Wars, Die Hard, Aliens, Cowboy Bebop, Lord of the Rings, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Escape from New York and others), he’s doing so with a newly found depth and passion. Each piece is better and more detailed than the last. Plus, Drake took many of the pieces and blew them up double the size of a normal poster. These “Mega Metals” make the whole show feel like an interactive experience.

Below, we’ve got images of all the art in Craig Drake’s show, which is on display through April 27. 

Here are the posters from Craig Drake’s show. I’ve described each one in the file name, so mouse over for more info. Some are on metal, others are on wood and others are just screenprints. And while many of the posters (or at least versions of them) sold out over the weekend, there are still some available on the Hero Complex’s website.

Craig Drake Millennium Falcon Craig Drake Millennium Falcon metal Craig Drake Han Solo Craig Drake Solo Lando Craig Drake Snake Craig Drake Snake Craig Drake Snake Craig Drake Gandalf Craig Drake Gandalf Craig Drake Die Hard Craig Drake Die Hard Craig Drake Bruce Lee Craig Drake Aliens Craig Drake Cowboy Bebop Craig Drake Cowboy Bebop Craig Drake Buffy Craig Drake Thrones Craig Drake Ghost Craig Drake Die Hard Craig Drake Snake

And just to give an idea of what those “Mega Metals” look like in person, the gallery sent me these images.

Craig Drake Millennium Falcon Craig Drake Mega Metal

Craig Drake’s Solo show is on display through April 27 at the Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd. Studio D. Los Angeles, California. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Visit this site for hours and directions and here’s the man himself:

Craig Drake

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26 Mar 17:18

‘Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2′ Announced By Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine (Video)

by The Movie God
Corey

I liked the first one. I kind of wanted to like it more, but it was fun.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

If you haven't seen Tucker & Dale vs. Evil yet, you're missing out on an extremely entertaining horror-comedy with plenty of big laughs and all the ooey-gooey carnage you'd expect from a slasher flick (watch the trailer here). The indie movie never really had a chance to shine for worldwide audiences on the biggest stage, but enjoys a faithful cult following thanks to home video, streaming services like Netflix (where you can still watch it right now; go on then!), and on demand.

It's been four years now since the movie was first released, and while fans have surely asked about a sequel, not much has come of it. Not until now. At a recent horror convention, stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine were talking about the movie when they announced that producers want to make Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2.

You can watch a video of the pair making the announcement below. [...]

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11 Apr 23:00

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Ties To ‘The Avengers 3′ Confirmed; New Images Released

by The Movie God

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In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn talked about the movie and confirmed a couple of things worth mentioning.

First, Gunn confirmed that Guardians will in fact be "definitely connected" to The Avengers 3. He also confirmed that Thanos will be made for the movie using motion capture, and describes him as the "head of the snake."

A couple of new images for the movie have also been released, including a group shot of the main characters and a close-up look at Star-Lord's helmet. You can check them out below. [...]

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11 Apr 01:30

FXX To Air 522-Episode ‘Simpsons’ Marathon This Summer

by The Movie God

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How big of a fan of The Simpsons are you? Maybe you've seen every single episode. Maybe you can quote every single line, and even in the correct voices. But how big of a fan are you really? Could you, for example, watch 522 episodes of the series in 12 days? If you answered yes, you will have a chance to prove it very soon.

It's been announced that FXX will air a 522-episode marathon of The Simpsons starting on August 21st of this summer and running the next 12 days through Labor Day. [...]

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10 Apr 16:44

Newswire: Stephen Colbert is officially taking over the Late Show from David Letterman

by Sean O'Neal

CBS has officially named Stephen Colbert as the new host of the Late Show, signing him to a reported five-year deal to take over as soon as David Letterman retires. The announcement ends a discussion that has become incredibly intense in the days since Letterman officially announced that he was leaving sometime in 2015, whereupon he immediately began fading like a photograph in Back To The Future. And as the lists were quickly formulated of people who could step in to replace the increasingly translucent, desperately howling Letterman, Colbert quickly shot to the top, emerging as the network’s preferred choice over other rumored candidates such as Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Handler, and Jon Stewart.

For Stewart’s part, he took himself out of the running only last night in an interview with Vulture, saying, “I don’t have that gear, I don’t think,” while also offering his full appraisal ...

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09 Apr 03:53

Shikaka

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Shikaka“Shikaka” by Punksthetic A mashup of Batman and Ace Ventura
08 Apr 10:22

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Print

by Marty Shaw

Is there something weird in your neighborhood? The Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Print will remind you of who to call when any supernatural pests start showing up. On June 1, 1984, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis switched on the proton packs for the very first time in Ghostbusters, and that now-classic film gets […]
08 Apr 11:27

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Concert

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