by Hilton Hater at . Comments

A week prior to its schedule release date, the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron has seemingly hit the Internet.

Posted by Movie Web, the preview features the narration of James Spader, who portrays the villainous title character who will go up against Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye.

It's worth noting that the trailer states Avengers: Age of Ultron will open in April 2015, though it's scheduled for a May release in the United States.

This may therefore be the official international trailer, but no matter: it's still frickin awesome!

Marvel is yet to comment on the leaked footage.

Avengers: Age of Ultron will open with Tony Stark attempting to kick start a long dormant peacekeeping program, only for things to go terribly wrong, placing the entire planet in danger.

Oops!

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

SPOILER ALERT: 

Peeta is alive.

In a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Katniss is gearing up for a battle against the Capitol when she’s stopped in her brave tracks by a video that doesn't just feature her quasi boyfriend... it features him sending an unexpected message.

Peeta is seen telling all rebels to "lay down their weapons" and when Katniss defends him as being forced to do so by President Snow, Gale responds harshly.

"Everyone has a choice, Katniss, and I'd rather die than say what he just said," Liam Hemsworth says in the sneak peek.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Fury is set in 1945. It stars Brad Pitt as an army sergeant in command of a Sherman tank, stuck behind enemy lines with a five-person crew.

Their mission is to strike a strong blow right in the heart of of Nazi Germany... but did the film strike a positive chord with the film critics of America?

We run down their rants and raves below...

Fury is a brutal film that too easily celebrates rage and bloodshed to no clear end beyond ugly spectacle. - Tom Long

Attention to details give Fury heft and value, as does solid acting, but Ayer seems to lose his resolve in two scenes that are straight out of a Sgt. Fury Marvel Comics episode, or maybe a Hollywood script rewrite. - Peter Howell

Continue Reading...

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Given the grand scale of the project, and the Internet's insatiable hunger for spoilers, it was only a matter of time before Batman v Superman plot details began to hit the web, and today we've got a doozy.

Ben Affleck Batman Photo

The film has reportedly employed hundreds of Detroit locals as extras, and despite iron-clad confidentiality agreements, the sheer number number of people on set has make it difficult to keep things under wraps.

First, amateur footage of the Batmobile hit Instagram, and now an extra speaking on condition of anonymity has revealed a bombshell regarding the flick's casting and storyline. Obviously, spoilers lie ahead:

According to the source, Robin makes an appearance in the film and the Boy Wonder is played by a woman. Some fans have assumed that this tidbit puts an end to speculation as to what part actress Jena Malone will be playing in the film.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Missing actress Misty Upham has now been confirmed dead, according to a spokesperson for her family, who confirmed what many had feared.

A body found in a Seattle, Wash., ravine on Thursday afternoon is, as was widely suspected, that of the 32-year-old Native-American actress and activist.

Best known for her notable roles in the films Frozen River and August: Osage County, her family reported Misty Upham missing back on October 6.

Misty Upham Pic

According to Seattle-based filmmaker Tracy Rector, a longtime friend of Upham's, it was Robert Upham, the missing woman's uncle who found her.

He had been the organizer of a search party that went looking for her three days ago. Charles Upham, her father, confirmed her identity to police.

"We waited at the site where the team had found the body," said Rector, who also was a part of the ongoing search party, late Thursday evening.

Then "it took about five-and-a-half hours to confirm. Then we gathered around her body to say prayers and now we're all gathered at the church."

Upham's cause of death has not yet been determined.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Sadly, the only saying will ring true for Katniss Everdeen next month:

She really can't go home again. At least not to the home in which she was raised.

In the latest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, we see Jennifer Lawrence as the reluctant hero of this beloved franchise, as she gets a close look at the damage inflicted upon her native District 12.

Did The Hunger Games really destroy Katniss? Perhaps. But she'll be willing to fight after seeing what the Capitol has done to where she grew up.

The preview is accompanied by a Lorde single and also a voiceover by Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

With The Flash already a new big hit on the small screen, Warner Bros. has announced a movie based on this superhero for the summer of 2018.

It will star Ezra Miller in the lead role.

Ezra Miller Picture

The star, best known for his role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, will become the first known gay actor to anchor a superhero franchise, as he'll portray Barry Allen, the young man who gains super speed after an explosion at a local science lab.

It’s unclear whether Miller will also take on The Flash in Justice League Part One, the 2017 blockbuster to be directed by Zack Snyder.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Elizabeth Pena died on Tuesday of natural causes after a brief illness at the age of 55 years old, according to the actress' manager, Gina Rugolo.

Elizabeth Pena Photo

In addition to numerous projects on the big and small screens over three decades, she was also just the fourth Latina member of the Director's Guild of America.

Among her many roles, Pena is known for appearing as the mother of Gloria, the character played by Sofia Vergara, in the ABC sitcom Modern Family.
Among Elizabeth Pena's other career highlights included roles in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, La Bamba, Rush Hour and The Incredibles.

Lou Diamond Phillips, who starred in La Bamba, Tweeted:

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Neil Patrick Harris will soon be able to add yet another hosting gig to his very impressive resume.

The former How I Met Your Mother star - who has previously emceed the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards, while also having taken home trophies at both those events - has been tapped to host the 2015 Academy Awards.

The show will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 22.

Neil Patrick Harris Red Carpet Pic

"It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year's Academy Awards," Harris said via statement. "I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show.

"To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true."

Continue Reading...

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Fifteen years ago today, David Fincher's Fight Club hit theaters. A dark, quirky adaptation of a novel by a little known author, the film received solid reviews on its release, but industry analysts predicted it wouldn't make much of a splash with audiences.

In a sense they were right - Fight Club did modest business at the box office, but in the years since, it's gone on to spawn catchphrases, t-shirts, and probably hundreds of poorly-thought-out senior theses from scholarshipped linebackers.

It's Only After We've Lost Everything ...
... that we're free to do anything. Lose yourself in the simple profoundness of that one.

Yes, thanks to strong online buzz, a film that was originally marketed as a bro'd-out kick flick in the vein of early Vin Diesel movies, quickly gained a reputation as a smart, scathing send-up of consumer culture and the sad state of the modern man.

It's hard to overstate what an unexpected turnaround this was in the days before Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix, but it's safe to say we'll likely never again see such a surprise groundswell of support catapult a film from forgotten footnote to cult classic:

Continue Reading...

× Close Ad