Snowpiercer to be Dumbed Down for American Audience

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TweetSnowpiercer opened in South Korea earlier this month to rave reviews and box-office breaking sales. But the 126 minute film, based on popular bande dessinée Le Transperceneige and starring Chris Evans, is to be cut by a whopping 20 minutes for the eventual English language release – removing the intelligence and leaving a simplified action film […]

That Cancer Vixen movie now has Julie Delpy attached to script

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Tweet CANCER VIXEN is a very important graphic novel. When it came out in 2006, it earned what must have been the biggest advance ever for a graphic novel, $250,000. The book, by cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto, was a witty and heartfelt account of the author’s diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, and it did […]

Leaked Guardians of the Galaxy footage is online for a minute or two

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Tweet Here. This is the footage that was shown at Comic-Con and at D23. It’s…. Whoa. That’s Peter Serafinowicz who voices the “what a bunch of A-holes” line, equalling in one blow his entire dialog quotient in Phantom Menace. Wow. I’m in love. Not since The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou have I seen a […]

How Hall H inspired the Marvel Movie Universe

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Tweet Marvel Kremlinologists got a treasure trove of info in this Wired profile of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige the mastermind of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the most interesting things, to me, was this tidbit about how the 2006 Hall H presentation of Iron Man may have inspired the whole connected movie thing that […]

Superman to team up with grizzled old Batman in Superman/Batman movie?

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TweetI know you are all sick of this comic book movie talk, but this seemed worthy of its own item. Word on the street is that for the upcoming Batman/Superman team-up movie, they are seeking an “older” Batman. According to numerous sources, this Wayne/Batman will be in his late 30s or around the 40 mark. […]

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 […]