First Look: Rupert Friend is Double Armed & Dangerous in 'Agent 47'

Hitman: Agent 47

Later today we'll get to see some footage from 20th Century Fox's franchise sequel Hitman: Agent 47 during the studio's Comic-Con panel in Hall H. This time it's not Timothy Olyphant in the role, but rather Rupert Friend as the bald, genetically engineered assassin from the video game series of the same name. There are no story details just yet, but we do have some first look photos of Friend in action with co-star Hannah Ware as Katia van Dees. But as of now, no sign of Zachary Quinto in the film. We're not excited about the film yet, especially with a February 2015 release, but maybe some good footage can convince us.

 Posted 12 mins ago in First Look, Photos | Comments

Sound Off: Johansson in Luc Besson's 'Lucy' - What Did You Think?

Luc Besson's Lucy

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Imagine what she could do with 100%. Now in theaters is Luc Besson's Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson as Lucy, a woman caught in a dark deal who ends up gaining incredible powers when a drug gives her 100% brain capacity superpowers. Morgan Freeman also co-stars as a Professor explaining what's going on with her, and how/why she's gaining these powers. Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Pilou Asbæk are also in the sci-fi action movie. Is it any good? Did Luc Besson get his groove back? Once you've seen it, post a comment with thoughts on Besson's Lucy.

 Posted 26 mins ago in Discuss, SciFi, Sound Off | Comments

'The Death of Superman Lives' Trailer Explores Tim Burton's Failure

The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?

Anyone who loves Superman knows that director Tim Burton almost followed up his successful adaptation of Batman by bringing The Big Blue Boy Scout to the big screen as well. Nicolas Cage was once meant to play the superhero with a script from fanboy favorite filmmaker Kevin Smith. It was a weird production with the likes of Chris Rock playing Jimmy Olsen and Kevin Spacey once on board as Lex Luthor, way before Superman Returns came knocking at his door for the same role. Now the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (which we featured as a Kickstarter film in the beginning of 2013) explores what went wrong with the film, and we have the first trailer. Watch it below!

 Posted 38 mins ago in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Hawkeye, Quicksilver & Vision Get 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Posters

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Following The Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art posters for Iron Man and Scarlet Witch on the first day of Comic-Con and two more with Captain America and Black Widow, yet another two posters have revealed Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). The speedster looks pretty wild-eyed as he speeds around fighting Ultron's robot army, while Hawkeye is relegated to hand-to-hand combat instead of his bow and arrow. But what's really cool is our first look at Vision (Paul Bettany) flying in the background of Quicksilver's poster, so it seems he'll have a big part of this battle.

 Posted 1 hour ago in ComicCon, Hype, Marvel, Posters | Comments

First Look: 'SpongeBob' Becomes a Live-Action Superhero in Sequel

SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water

During the Paramount Pictures panel at Comic-Con, where Christopher Nolan made his Hall H debut with Interstellar, we were also given a first look at a film on the completely opposite end of the spectrum: SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water. While this isn't a film we're particularly excited about, the footage shown at Comic-Con was so weird, even by normal "SpongeBob SquarePants" standards. SpongeBob and his friends end up heading into the real world, but in the form of Avengers style superheroes. But they're in a very lifelike computer animated form, and it makes for a strange aesthetic.

 Posted 1 hour ago in First Look, Photos | Comments

Comic-Con 2014: Nolan & McConaughey Tease 'Interstellar' Journey

Interstellar - Comic-Con

"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." The eagle has landed. Paramount Pictures' panel inside the legendary Hall H at Comic-Con 2014 today ended with an epic discussion on Interstellar, a surprise to everyone as the studio brought along Oscar winning star Matthew McConaughey and the man himself, Christopher Nolan. Both are first time Comic-Con attendees, making an appearance at this geek mecca to promote the sci-fi epic that many of us are already anxiously anticipating (see the latest trailer). To top it off, they shared the incredible, brand new trailer with those in Hall H, and it will be online sometime soon.

 Posted 16 hours ago in ComicCon, Hype, SciFi | Comments

Review: Luc Besson's 'Lucy' Wastes Big Ideas on Blockbuster Action

Lucy

Whether suiting up as Black Widow or luring oafish, young men to their otherworldly demise in Under the Skin, or wrangling Joaquin Phoenix with her voice alone in Her, Scarlett Johansson appears to be the ideal choice to play the next-level woman, a female character made supernatural with all the powers she beholds. So thank goodness writer/director Luc Besson has her front and center in Lucy, his latest sci-fi, evolutionary actioner that promises to blow your mind as well as your entertainment meter. Without Johansson, the film would slip by as pretty thin on both excitement and existentialism. Thankfully, Lucy doesn't fail in either department, but the frustration that the whole, messy ordeal leaves behind is far too noticable. Not quite as noticable as someone as stunning and talented as Johansson, but it's there. Read on!

 Posted 17 hours ago in Review, SciFi | Comments

'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Red Band Trailer is Just Like 'Terminator'

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

"Why mess with a winning formula?" Paramount Pictures surprised everyone with the first footage of their comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which arrives just in time for everyone to catch the family friendly comedy at Christmas. But seriously, don't watch this with your family, and don't watch the first red band trailer with them either. We get to see what Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke are up to now that they have knowledge of the future, and the murder of Corddry's internet mogul character sets them off on another time traveling adventure to the future, the past and much more. Looks like a lot of fun with a feel that is almost like a raunchy version of It's a Wonderful Life for the holiday season. Watch now!

 Posted 18 hours ago in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Comic-Con 2014: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Fling Pizzas Around

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Wise man say: "Forgiveness is divine, but never pay pull price for late pizza." Truer words were never spoken, and thankfully, the pizza arrived right on time at Comic-Con in San Diego with Paramount Pictures making a big push for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Today the Comic-Con Interactive Zone set up our heroes pizza box couch with the film's trailer conveniently playing on a flatscreen. Thankfully, there weren't only empty pizza boxes as Pizza Hut handed out slices in a box designed by illustrator and designer Scott Derby. But the real action came from the turtles' signature pizza thrower, a big pie-flinging tank. Look!

 Posted 21 hours ago in ComicCon, Hype | Comments

Comic-Con 2014: See the Vehicles from 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Vehicles

"That there is a dame to kill for." If there is a movie perfect for Comic-Con it's Sin City, adapted from Frank Miller's beloved graphic novel by genre mastermind Robert Rodriguez. Among the many promotions at Comic-Con 2014 is the "Sin City Experience" connected to the upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which finally hits theaters this August after being delayed for years. The experience features a background skyline display, DJ booth, giveaways but most importantly - a selection of six classic cars from the movie. We stopped by early on to snap a few photos of the sleek vintage vehicles parked in San Diego.

 Posted 22 hours ago in ComicCon, Hype, Photos | Comments

What!? Director Zack Snyder Reveals Henry Cavill as a Jedi Superman

Right now production is underway on Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and while we've only seen photos of Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman, the latest photo to come from the set is mindblowing. That's mostly because we're not sure why it exists. Director Zack Snyder took to Twitter with a photo featuring Cavill as Superman, but he was also wearing a cloak and wielding a red lightsaber. All he included with the photo was the hashtag #SuperJedi, which seems a little weird since the photo looks pretty dark, and we've never seen a Jedi with a red lightsaber, but there you have it. Look below now!

 Posted 23 hours ago in DC, Hype, Photos, Star Wars | Comments

Must Watch: Trailer for 'Whiplash' - Sundance Audience Award Winner

Whiplash Trailer

"I want to be one of the greats." Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the first trailer for Damien Chazelle's Whiplash, the biggest breakout hit of Sundance 2014 - it won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury prize. The film stars Miles Teller as an up-and-coming jazz drummer studying under the stern, hard-ass tutelage of Terence Fletcher, played by J.K. Simmons. It's an intense, riveting, exciting film that is all about overcoming the struggles of success and persisting against failure in pursuit of passion. I really love this film, and wrote in my review "It's invigorating, it's exciting and amusing to watch, it will challenge some to think about their own lives in a new way, and it will put Chazelle on the map as a filmmaker to believe in."

 Posted 24 hours ago in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Captain America & Black Widow Get 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Posters

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Following yesterday's debut of two concept art posters from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, two more posters have debuted today, and it seems like there's going to be a whole batch of posters that will connect to show off a huge battle between Earth's mightiest heroes. Yesterday's posters showed off Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and newcomer Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) but today we get Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Captain America (Chris Evans), all fighting a ton of Ultron's robots. And if you look at the Black Widow poster, you'll see part of Thor's hammer to the left and Hulk's big arm to the right. Look!

 Posted July 24 in ComicCon, Hype, Marvel, Posters | Comments

Comic-Con 2014: Ben Affleck's New Batman Cape & Cowl on Display

Zack Snyder's Batman

"He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector." Taking place this week is Comic-Con 2014, but it's also the 75th Anniversary of Batman, the comic book superhero created by Bob Kane. In honor of the anniversary, DC's booth is filled with Batman everything, including costumes, capes and masks from every single Batman movie (photos in our showfloor gallery). While many fans are scrambling for a look at the older costumes, few seem to realize the new "Batfleck" costume is there, too. They're showing off Ben Affleck's Batman cape & cowl from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (seen before) at the Con and we have photos.

 Posted July 24 in ComicCon, DC, Hype, Photos | Comments

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