Michael Fassbender in talks to play Magneto in X-Men:First Class

The master of magnetism is in the Xavier institute. According to THR’s Heat Vision Blog, it appears that Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Centurion) is now in negotiations to play Magneto in the upcoming X-Men:First Class for Matthew Vaughn and Fox. The actor was also being courted to play a villain in the Spider-Man reboot for […]

Posted on June 18, 2010 at 12:05 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Git Off My Lawn: Cinematic Comic Capers

Back in my day, which was before Al Gore invented the internet, and possibly before Al Gore’s mommy invented Al Gore, comic books were fun-filled, light-hearted, simple creatures, with the titular hero fighting the Villain of the Month in brightly drawn panels and onomatopoeic sound effects and…  …uh, moving on. It seems like every comic […]

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 14:25 by The Grand Vizier · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Wallace Wells rules new Scott Pilgrim vs. The World clip

The MTV movie awards did more than just hand everything to New Moon and debut a new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer. They also brought us this awesome clip from the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs The World. This film continues to look better. Michael Cera is actually sort of a badass, while still […]

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 07:00 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Quick Cuts: Paul Rudd is an Idiot Brother, and other stories

Paul Rudd has just signed a deal to be the star of the Jesse Peretz-directed comedy called My Idiot Brother, about a sunshine-spewing optimist who brightens up the lives of his three sisters and overbearing mother. Written by Peretz’ real-life sister Evgenia and her writing partner David Schisgall, the film will start production in New […]

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 08:13 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trailer Watch: Second Scott Pilgrim vs. The World official trailer

This just keeps getting better. This new trailer gives us a better look at some of the fighting, a bit of the awesomeness that is (one of my favorite characters) Kim Pine (Alison Pill), a better look at Gideon (Jason Schwartzman) and more hope that Michael Cera will be able to pull off Scott Pilgrim […]

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 00:23 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Git Off My Lawn: Of Mice and Metal Men

“I AM IRON MAN.” There was a time when people knew the lyrics to this song, even before Ozzy got his own reality television show. I guess there was a time when people knew who Ozzy was before he got his own reality television show, but maybe that’s too metaphysical a thought for me to […]

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 12:04 by The Grand Vizier · Permalink · Comments Closed
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The Wednesday Weekend Primer: Iron Man

Iron Man (2008) Directed by: Jon Favreau Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow  Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content. When one thinks of the quintessential superhero, one normally thinks of an individual possessed of supernatural ability of one kind or another. They […]

Trailer Watch: Jonah Hex first official trailer

The comic book hits keep on a-coming as we get our first look at Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox in Jonah Hex, via Trailer Addict.com who are also providing this synopsis: Jonah Hex is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone… and […]

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 17:47 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Downey Jr. out, Daniel Craig considering 'Cowboys & Aliens'

The Weird West genre, on shaky ground since 1999’s Wild Wild West, may be resuscitated by two upcoming films, Jonah Hex and Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens, both based on comics of the same name. The buzz for the second intensified when it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. would be reuniting with his Iron […]

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 23:50 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Marvel responds to Jack Kirby heirs copyright claims

Q: What do Superman and Spider-Man have in common? A: The heirs to the comics creators’ estates are suing to regain control of the copyright, which may put the production of any movies into doubt. Similar to how earlier in 2009, the heirs to the estates of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster sued to regain […]

Posted on January 11, 2010 at 07:54 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 8 Comments
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