October is nearly over and, with it, the monthly changing of the guard at Netflix. But when Netflix closes a Say Anything, it opens a bevy of new movies. A lot of those movies are worth your time and consideration (Nebraska, Airplane!, The Preacher's Wife), the only thing you really need to block out for date night is The Rocketeer, the wonderful 1991 precursor to today's superhero movie craze. If the idea of seeing a World War II-era hero with a jetpack doesn't excite you, the thought of seeing a sneering, wicked Timothy Dalton as the film's villain ought to do the trick ... Discuss
In what is probably the first of many, many clips we'll be getting of Avengers: Age of Ultron, director and geek god Joss Whedon has released this clip at the front of the trailer that detonated the Internet a few days back. So, here's all our old pals trying to lift Thor's hammer. What do you think? Could you lift Thor's hammer? ... Discuss
Think you've seen every trailer there is for the next Hunger Games movie? Think again. Here's the final (supposedly) trailer before the film's release on November 21. It features fighting, some heartbreaking shots of Philip Seymour Hoffman and more fighting. Stay strong, Panem ... Discuss
Hope you're enjoying the era of superhero movies, because Marvel just held a gangbusters press conference, and we're in for a lot more of them. Marvel Cinematic Universe head Kevin Feige gave a full breakdown of what their film roster will look like from now till 2019, replete with Captain America: Civil War (which will heavily feature Iron Man), the Doctor Strange movie (notably, Benedict Cumberbatch was not confirmed for the role, despite reports from yesterday) and a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.
That's when things really got crazy. Following Thor: Ragnarok in 2017, we'll get a slate of brand new heroes, including Black Panther (starring Get On Up's Chadwick Boseman as Marvel's first black superhero), along with Captain Marvel (which will be Marvel's first female-starring film) and an Inhumans movie in 2018. And there were not one, but two Avengers sequels announced: Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 in 2019. There you have it. The next five years of your life, all planned out ... Discuss
Actor Christian Bale sure had some interesting things to say about his role as the Old Testament hero Moses. He told reporters recently that to prepare for the upcoming Ridley Scott epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, he read a book about the figure’s life as well as accounts about the hero in the Quran, Bible and Torah. His takeaway:
I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life. He's a very troubled and tumultuous man and mercurial. But the biggest surprise was the nature of God. He was equally very mercurial.
It’s not exactly the Sunday school version of the Hebrew leader. Unsurprisingly, his character analysis isn’t exactly sitting well with some Christian critics. Of course, the Bible paints a far-from perfect picture of Moses, a man who killed an Egyptian slave master out of vengeance before leading his people out of Egypt. But, considering the fallout from some creative liberties taken with the character of Noah in Darren Aronofsky’s recent Biblical blockbuster, using words like "schizophrenic" and "barbaric" to describe one of the Bible’s most well-known characters may cause some blowback ... Discuss