Friday Giveaway: 2 Guns tix, hat and t-shirt

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Tweet Hey peeps, I guess it’s just contest week here at the Beat. This time the nice folks at Universal are offering a 2 Guns package that includes: ·         $25 Visa Gift Card to see the film ·         2 Guns T-Shirt ·         2 Guns Hat   Total value: $45 It is unlikely that you will […]

Review: Everything you need to know about 2 Guns

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Tweet As the long cinematic slog of Summer 2013 crawls to a close, the summer of the comic book movie, one last battle of comics-based films is ready to play out this Friday: Smurfs 2 vs 2 Guns. Now I can’t say too much about the Smurfs movie because it is terrifying and I run […]

Riddick Motion Comic explains how a three-picture epic went back to a smaller action film

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Tweet THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK is one of my favorite SF films of the last decade, even though it’s a mad jumble of elements: wanted criminal Riddick, last of the Furyons, necromongers, scheming for a throne, a strange underworld, and ethereal sprites played by Judi Dench. As I wrote in my original review, it was […]

REVIEW: Does ‘The Wolverine’ Redeem Ten Years of Awful X-Men Movies?

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TweetI have seen The Wolverine! And boy was he shirtless a lot. This movie was half superhero film and half ringing endorsement for babyoil products. Hugh Jackman has returned as Logan for another round, and this time he’s surrounded by ninjas and on the prowl in Japan. Was it a good movie, though? Or was […]

Comics and Raccoons Part 1: Drax and the baby raccoon

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Tweet Is comics and raccoons the hot trend for the second half of 2013? Rocket Raccoon may just be the herald of the newest craze. And speaking of which, Guardians of the Galaxy writer James Gunn is an incredible animal lover and if you like cute exotic animals you must follow his Instagram. Here’s a […]

Sean Howe talks to Chris Claremont about The Wolverine movie

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Tweet NY Mag’s Vulture blog recruited Marvel: The Untold Story author Sean Howe to chat with Chris Claremont about the Wolverine movie; So, what did you think of the movie? The first two acts were kick-ass, and they set this up to be a really exceptional, different movie. It was like the film took this […]

Here’s All Our News from SDCC in One Place

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TweetOne of the things heard most frequently this weekend online was ‘why is there no comic news coming out of SDCC’? You mean aside from the masses and masses of comics news which came out of the convention, right? The Beat covered basically every single comics company you can imagine, and we’ve still got a […]

Summer ’15: Avengers The Age of Ultron and other Marvel Movie poop — UPDATED

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TweetThe Beat is reporting LIVE! from the Marvel Movie Press Conference! So far we’ve been sitting in a room making jokes about our outlets for over an hour! But we’re told the director of CAPTAIN AMERICA will show up any minute now and our lives will change. Meanwhile in Hall H, Marvel gathered the casts […]

DC To Announce Plans for Superman/Batman, Flash, and Justice League Movies

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TweetThe Hollywood Reporter has confirmed reports that DC’s next film project will feature Batman and Superman, and return Zack Snyder, David Goyer, and Henry Cavill.

SDCC ’13 On the scene: Who showed up to protest the Ender’s Game experience?

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TweetBy Bob Calhoun I’m making my way through the streets of San Diego’s Gaslamp District to the mammoth “Ender’s Game” tent that Lionsgate has erected across the street from Comic-Con. As I get closer to the tent, I hear the thunder generated by THX Dolby sound systems, but when I get closer still, I hear […]

SDCC ’13: Photo parade – the Godzilla Experience is a knockout

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TweetLegendary Pictures has gone kaiju-crazy. With a Godzilla remake in the works, for ComicCon they’ve set up The Godzilla Experience, an interactive environment and brief adventure which will have you imagining what it’s like to flee a giant monster. None of the imagery is based on the NEW Godzilla, but for fans of the old […]

Rob Liefeld and Gina Carano are Pitching an Avengelyne Movie

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TweetMany have wondered why exactly the pre-con presses said that Rob Liefeld and actress Gina Carano would be at San Diego together – but now it appears we have an answer. Borys Kit at the Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the pair are planning on taking Liefeld’s Avengelyne character and retooling the property into a […]

Pacific Rim: Rip-roaring fun, emphasis on the ROARing

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Tweet by Aaron Humphrey In the increasingly geektrified environment of mass culture, Guillmero del Toro stands out among film directors as Hollwood’s One True(st) Geek, the man who loves monsters and genre fiction so much he has an entire man-cave full of Alien props and Frankenstein costumes. Unique among A-list Hollywood directors, del Toro has […]

Marvel are including a Peggy Carter mini-film on the Iron Man 3 DVD

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TweetFINALLY! Marvel have announced that the Iron Man 3 DVD  release will come with a short film called ‘Agent Carter’, which will see Hayley Atwell return to the character she played in Captain America for a one-off story. Also: Bradley Whitford’s in it!

Orson Scott Card waves a sullen white flag on gay marriage to thwart ‘Ender’s Game’ boycott

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Tweet Controversial jacket-holding author Orson Scott Card has finally commented on the proposed boycott of ENDER’S GAME, the tentpole SF movie based on his work launching this fall. Card has been on the hot seat over his 2008 comments opposing gay marriage, and his involvement as a board member for the National Organization for Marriage, […]

Editorial: The DC Movie Universe is not as bleak as you think

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Tweet By Mark E. Johnson In the post-Clooney world of 2005 we were all more than happy to accept a grimmer, more ‘realistic’ Batman. It was already five years since the first X-Men film brought on-screen superheroes closer to Earth. And… you know, Batman’s Batman. The dark(ish) tone of Man of Steel, however, has proved […]