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4 Reasons Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is Better Than DC’s

4 Reasons Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is Better Than DC’s.¬†Clearly, DC is losing the big Hollywood battle against Marvel, despite having far more recognizable heroes, and villains. It’s also laudable how, despite having most of its A-list characters under the stable of other studios, Marvel has come out on top over the past 5-6 years. What is the secret behind its ... Read More »

Taken 3 (2015): Liam Neeson is back at last to kick some ass

Because people’ll pay anything to watch Liam Neeson bash random people’s heads under some pretext, we’re getting another Taken movie. International criminals just can’t get enough of kidnapping his loved ones. Also, here’s what the first two films earned worldwide (via wikipedia): Film Box office revenue Budget Domestic Foreign Worldwide Taken $145,000,989 $81,829,579 $226,830,568 $25,000,000 Taken 2 $139,854,287 $236,287,019 $376,141,306 ... Read More »

MGM eyeing 12 Years A Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor for the next Bond villain?

It’s the villains that make the Bond movies interesting, and over the years we’ve had some of cinema’s most iconic villains from the Bond films. So it’s always imperative for the producers to get the casting right. Last time, for Skyfall, they went with Javier Bardem, which was rather obvious. I mean it worked, but you don’t get any points ... Read More »

Check out 7 new clips from Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’

Boom! Here are seven new clips from Johnny Depp’s upcoming sci-fi Transcendence. Honestly, I would suggest avoiding any clips or trailers and going into the movie blind. Here’s the synopsis: Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known ... Read More »

Watch New Behind the Scenes Featurette for Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’

Here’s the new featurette for Penny Dreadful, Showtime’s upcoming ‘psychosexual’ thriller featuring classic horror characters from Gothic literature, set in Victorian London. It premieres on May 11, 2014, and stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway. Also check out the trailer: Read More »

Producer Kevin Feige Talks ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’, ‘Doctor Strange’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Have you seen Captain America: Winter Soldier yet? Well, if the critics are to be believed, you should. The trailers had me believe it to be generic and forgettable, but the verdict from audiences so far has been positive. It has already raked in $37 Million on its first day (via Forbes). In case you haven’t seen Winter Soldier, you ... Read More »

Fox Hires New Screenwriter for ‘Chronicle 2’

Chronicle was a pleasant surprise in 2012, when it subverted superhero movie tropes to tell a unique, fresh story. The sleeper hit proved that you don’t need a big budget to tell an interesting story. The two people that deserve most of the credit for its success are director Josh Tank and screenwriter Max Landis. So it’s important to note ... Read More »

Lucy (2014): Action Thriller From Director of ‘The Fifth Element’, Starring Scarlett Johansson as a Badass

French director Luc Besson, known for cult favorites like The Fifth Element, The Professional, and Nikita, all of which feature strong, independent female characters that leave an impression on the audience. Now, he’s back with another action thriller, this time with an A-list actress, and drug-induced superpowers! Besson has also written the script. The film is produced by the France-based ... Read More »

Watch: Joss Whedon’s Video Message to the People of Seoul From the Set of ‘Age of Ultron’

After Italy, the production for Avengers: Age of Ultron has moved on to Seoul, land of Gangnam Style. Joss Whedon, being the classy man he is, has recorded a cute video apologizing to the people of Seoul for the inconvenience the large-scale production will cause. Shanghai and Tokyo have been getting exposure all these years, it’s time now for Seoul ... Read More »