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Thursday, February 27th, 2020:
- "Finding Neverland", February 26 - March 1The Foxwoods Broadway Series. Never grow up when the Broadway hit Finding Neverland flies into Foxwoods Resort Casino. The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Originally directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR). Thu.7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. ADMISSION: $55-$85. Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Friday, February 28th, 2020:
- Pistol Whip VR Tournament, February 28Join us for a exhilarating tournament in the hottest VR game out now, Pistol Whip! Inspired by action movies like John Wick and Equilibrium, Pistol Whip throws you gun-first into an explosive batch of hand-crafted action scenes each set to their own breakneck soundtrack. But unlike traditional music games, Pistol Whip has no line in the sand; you have complete freedom to shoot, melee, and dodge targets to the rhythm YOU see fit. Players of all levels are welcome to participate. $10 to play. You may enter upto 2 times but only your best score gets put on "the board." This prevents 1 person from having multiple top spots. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free for spectators; $10 to play. Xperiment VR, 100 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT
- Museum After Dark: Mardi Gras, February 28Celebrate Mardi Gras and enjoy a drink with friends, explore our galleries and special exhibitions, dance to local musicians, a DJ, and unwind in a fun, New Orleans-themed creative environment. Have a slice of our "King Cake," a traditional Mardi Gras dessert, a cross between a coffee cake and french pastry, this cake hides a secret; inside the cake will be a hidden idol, symbolizing good luck. Find the idol in your slice of cake to be crowned King or Queen of the party! Dance to the sounds of River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs, get your face painted or make a traditional Mardi Gras mask, and commemorate the night with a photo taken in the Alter-Ego photo booth! Guests can also get their fortune told with Bone Thrower Evernia Fay. Food will be available for purchase from Bear's Smokehouse BBQ. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. $30, members $20. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St. New Britain, CT
- The Revivalists, February 28The Revivalists are bringing their Into The Stars Tour to Foxwoods Resort Casino. Some people say 'luck is the intersection of hard work and opportunity.' On their fourth full-length album and first for Loma Vista Recordings, The Revivalists chronicle, catalog, and capture an unbelievable ride where ten years of tireless hard work would be unexpectedly revved up by the wrongly dubbed “overnight success” of the gold-selling number one single “Wish I Knew You.” Like any enduring band worth its salt, they reacted the best way possible to newfound popularity, by buckling down and turning up with an album chock full of tunes worthy of even greater success. It’s the result of a trip that unassumingly commenced in 2008 with hundreds of underground shows yearly and culminated 10 years later with not only “Wish I Knew You,” but three years of back-to-back sold out headline tours. In life, like rock ‘n’ roll, some questions get answered while others stay unanswered. Our personal backroads tuck, twist, and turn through ups, downs, and everything in between at light speed, sometimes without explanation or a moment for reflection. Mirroring the push-and-pull of the past few years, the boys—David Shaw [lead vocals, guitar], Zack Feinberg [guitar], Andrew Campanelli [drums], George Gekas [bass], Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar], Rob Ingraham [saxophone], Michael Girardot [keyboard, trumpet], and PJ Howard [drums, percussion]—deliver a bevy of anthems marked by moments of sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis. 8 p.m. $36-$56., Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
- Bert Kreischer: The Berty Boy World Tour, February 28Comedian Bert Kreischer is bringing his Berty Boy World Tour, but probably not his shirt, to Foxwoods Resort Casino. Bert Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host who performs to sellout crowds across the country. His standup specials “Secret Time” and The Machine are currently streaming globally on Netflix. Described as having a “rare and incredible talent” (Interrobang), Bert has evolved from being named Rolling Stone’s1997 "Number One Partier in the Nation" to one of the top names in comedy. Between his two previous stand-up specials, The Machine on Showtime (2016) and Comfortably Dumb on Comedy Central (2009), his two podcasts: “Bertcast,” and “Open Tabs,” his YouTube cooking show: “Something’s Burning,” his book Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child (2014), Bert has succeeded in finding the elusive blend of “being a cringe comedian with real insight” (Interrobang). Lauded as one of the best storytellers of his generation, Bert seamlessly and sincerely shares anecdotes about his family and fatherhood while showing his ability to prove “that there’s a way to take his [party-boy] antics into middle-age,” (Forbes). His infamous story about robbing a train with the Russian Mafia was recently optioned by Legendary (the studio behind The Hangover Series, Jurassic World, and Straight Outta Compton) to be turned into a movie. After the successful debut of The Body Shots World Tour" in 2019, where he quickly sold out theaters and added shows in almost every market, Bert is launching a brand new tour in 2020, "The Berty Boy Tour," where he will do shows in even larger venues across the country. Tickets can be found at BertBertBert.com. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. $40-$60. Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Saturday, February 29th, 2020:
- 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off, February 292nd annual Chili Cook-Off Lands On Leap Day. If you know beans about chili, then don’t miss your chance to vote. Friends of Ecole Agape is wranglin’ up some chili-tasting fun for all you buckaroos. Come and grab some mouth-watering grub and help support Ecole Agape, the only free school for girls in Haiti. The chili-cooking culprits are ready to put up their spoons and show us their bowls. They’re vying for first, second, and third prizes, and three more winning categories for all attendees to taste test and judge. This event is BYOB because we know chili goes down better that way. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 and are free to active military and children twelve years of age and under. Special family discounts available. Call or text 860-810-6656 for advanced sales. Friends of Ecole Agape is a nonprofit that has been helping to educate young girls for over twenty years in one of the poorest communities on the globe. Help us to fight poverty by sending young girls to school in a country where primary education isn’t free to all. Noon-3 p.m. Adults $15, active military and children (under 12) free. St. Philip Center, 64 Pompey Hollow Rd. Route 44, Ashford, CT
- "Agrippina", February 29In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce DiDonato as the power-hungry empress Agrippina, Brenda Rae as the scheming, seductive Poppea, and Kate Lindsey as the feckless teenager Nerone. Iestyn Davies portrays the ambitious officer Ottone, and Matthew Rose is the emperor Claudius, on whose vacated throne Agrippina is determined to install her son. Renowned for his interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, Harry Bicket conducts. 12:55 p.m. $15-$25. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Ridgefield, CT
- The Lumineers, February 29The Lumineers have announced a 2020 headlining North American tour, making a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena. The tour dates are in support of their upcoming album III, out September 13. Mt. Joy, who recently emerged as “a fast and furious 21st century success story” Magnet, has been added as support for multiple dates. 7 p.m. $49-$129. Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT
- A Leap into the Unknown: A Mysterious Evening, February 29Celebrate Leap Year with leap into the unknown! Bring your curiosity and courage to this mysterious evening of rare and unusual experiences. Partake in an array of uncommon foods, enigmatic activities, obscure games, and a few surprises you'll never expect! Come ready to try things you've never tried before! 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $30, The Storyteller's Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury, CT
Sunday, March 1st, 2020:
- Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Show, March 1Unlike large bridal expos, The Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Show features an intimate, curated list of some of the Mansion’s favorite vendors. Representing a multitude of services, caterers, florists, photographers, videographers, rental companies, cake bakers, and the like, these best-in-industry companies will be showcasing their talents for tailoring a wedding specifically to your unique vision. Pre-registration recommended. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $10, Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth St. Middletown, CT
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2019.07.11 18:02 Dr_Charisma What are some ways you wish the MCU had gone differently?
Here are some:
- The Disney/Fox deal happened in 2013 or 2014, therefore allowing the following things to happen:
- Days of Future Past is the ending of the X-franchise, which is good because it was a great movie unlike Dark Phoenix.
- Quicksilver not dying in Age of Ultron, but instead leaving The Avengers to find "people like him".
- A Fantastic Four reboot in 2015 or 2016.
- An X-Men reboot in 2016, 2017 or 2018.
- A Wolverine solo film in 2017.
- X-Men and FF in Avengers: Infinity War, with Wolverine playing a role in Endgame.
- A proper X-Men film (or Disney+ series) debuting in early 2020.
- Spinoff films about heroes like Silver Surfer and Deadpool in Phase 4, as well as more Fantastic Four and X-Men films.
- Marvel gets full rights back to Spider-Man in 2015, allowing for:
- Unlimited Spider-Man movies and appearances.
- Roles in the MCU for awesome characters like Venom, Kraven the Hunter and Black Cat.
- Incredible Hulk gets two sequels, and they are as follows:
- Hulk 2 (2012) features Hulk being approached by General Ross to stop two foreign recreations of the Hulk, which are Absorbing Man (Russia) and Radioactive Man (China). Rick Jones is introduced as a SHIELD agent.
- Hulk 3 (2014) ties into Winter Soldier, and shows that Samuel Sterns is working for HYDRA as "The Leader" and creating an army of gamma monsters for them. Jen Walters becomes She-Hulk in the film, and later appears in Civil War as part of Iron Man's team.
- The Masters of Evil having a two-film story arc between Age of Ultron and Civil War, but it's not until the latter film that Zemo becomes the group's leader. (He also gets his purple costume from the concept art.)
- Captain Marvel debuts in Civil War.
- Inhumans becomes a movie instead of a show, and gets its original late-2018 release date. I think the reason the show sucked is because it tried to stretch out what should have been a feature film into a TV season.
- The following things are changed about Endgame:
- The time-skip is to 2020 instead of 2023, which I feel would make more sense.
- Due to the Fox deal, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman and Wolverine feature in supporting roles.
- The final battle features cameos from Netflix and Agents of SHIELD heroes.
- Kang is the "real" villain, and Annihilus appears as a supporting antagonist, setting him up as a future threat.
- Bucky Barnes becomes the new Captain America instead of Sam Wilson.
- The TV shows are more closely tied to the MCU, with Agents of SHIELD Season 6 directly referencing the snap and the Netflix shows having more explicit connections.
- The Real Mandarin being the villain of Iron Man 3 rather than Aldrich Killian.
- MODOK being the main antagonist of Ant-Man and The Wasp instead of Bill Foster. Ghost still appears, however.
- Agents of SHIELD has more characters and villains from the comics. The villains include A.I.M. (though MODOK isn't introduced until Ant-Man and Wasp), Count Nefaria, Baron Von Strucker (instead of having him appear in AoU's pointless cameo), Scorpio, Titania, The Wrecking Crew and other villains who are pretty well known in the comics but not big enough to appear in feature films. Heroes who'd appear would include Sharon, Carter, Clay Quartermain, Jimmy Woo, Goliath (Bill Foster), Tigra, Paladin, Machine Man and Living Lightning. Also, Deathlok and Mockingbird would be permanent main members of the team.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home's first post-credits scene doesn't show his identity being exposed, but it reveals that Mysterio has survived. It shows him being approached by Norman Osborn, Vulture and Scorpion to join their new team. When Mysterio asks Osborn how many people he has in mind, he says he "wants to keep it small".
- Danny Ketch is the Ghost Rider introduced on AoS instead of Robbie Reyes. (I feel Robbie is too recent of an addition to the Marvel universe to make sense appearing before Phase 4.)
- Blade and Ghost Rider get Hulu shows after they both debut on AoS.
- Giant-Man (Hank Pym) and Wasp (Janet Van Dyne) appear in the first and second Avengers films, but we still get the Scott Lang/Ant-Man films.
- Change the following casting choices:
- Jensen Ackles as Hawkeye
- Aaron Eckhart as Hank Pym
- Yvonne Strahovski as Captain Marvel
- Michael Ealy as War Machine
- Garrett Hedlund as Iron Fist
What do you wish went differently?
- Enchantress as Thor 2's main antagonist, but the film still features Malekith in a supporting role.
- The Runaways TV show is on Disney+ and doesn't happen till after Endgame.
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2019.06.26 21:23 GoldandBlue X-Men: First Class (2011)
: The X-Men franchise needed a restart following X-Men Origins. Spider-Man, The Dark Knight, and Iron Man made the franchise feel dated and there was no direction following two flops. Fox decided to do a soft reboot, they wanted a "fresh take" but still had Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, and others under contract so they did not want to fully commit. Goal
: Make First Class a true reboot. No narrative ties to the old films. Fox wants to keep some of the old cast? Great! Keep Jackman and company moving forward and trust the audience is smart enough to differentiate the franchises. By starting over, we won't be shoehorned by trying to tie into the old films, we can have a franchise that does something entirely new and builds to something with direction. By setting it in the past the films can play up the political angle and create its own identity separate from the MCU. The Fix
: The story will largely follow the same narrative structure with key changes to plot points and the characters. We meet young Erik in Auschwitz with Sebastian Shaw. We meet young Charles who comes across “Raven”. Charles leads a privileged life which leads to academia, Erik is hellbent on revenge.
Now set in 1969. I want the team to be birthed in turmoil. The Summer of Love is over, social tensions are high following MLK and RFK’s deaths, and the "Mutant Phenomenon" is starting to grab headlines. The CIA sends two agents to spy on Sebastian Shaw because they believe he may be a Mutant threat. Dr. Moira MacTaggert is a genetics expert who has been studying Mutants and Sean Cassidy is a young agent assigned to a “nothing” case. They see Col. Hendry at the Hellfire Club which raises their suspicions and discover he is working with Shaw on something big. The Hellfire Club will be comprised of Shaw, Emma Frost (Rosamund Pike), Harry Leland, and Mastermind.
From here the movie mostly follows as usual. Moira reaches out to Xavier, they meet the CIA, reveal themselves as Mutants, Platt takes them in. Xavier accidentally outs Cassidy as a Mutant. Xavier and Erik meet the same, agree to form a team and so on.
- The Team: Xavier, Erik, Moira, Sean, and Raven begin their search for a team and their first stop takes them to Stanford where a student is working on a surveillance device the CIA has been eyeing. They meet Henry McCoy a young black student who is already working on his Doctorate at. Incredibly friendly with a dry sense of humor who happens to be a Mutant. He is now on the team. With the use of Cerebro they find a teenaged smart ass named Bobby Drake who is trying and failing to flirt with a girl in an aquarium. Next, they head to a detention center where Scott Summers just had an incident which damaged his high school and has his eyes bandaged. He agrees to join in exchange for help with his powers. Xavier and Charles head to a bar next where Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) tells them to fuck off. Next, we meet the heir to the Worthington empire who eagerly hands his son Warren over to Xavier. Finally, Xavier introduces the team to Jean Grey, a young protege he has been working with for a few years. Raven is a bit jealous of Jeans relationship with Charles, but they are still friends. Casting is always difficult, but I think Nicholas Hoult would have made a great Cyclops, maybe Garrett Hedlund as Angel, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Jean? Just spit balling names here.
From here we mostly get team bonding stuff spliced with Xavier and Magneto debating their philosophical differences. Hank and Raven get flirtatious. Warren is all over Jean, Scott is still blinded and socially awkward, but Jean is drawn to him. The team sneaks out of the compound and go out on the town. Have fun, dance, etc. until the CIA hunts them down. They try to bring them back but are confronted by The Hellfire Club. Shaw and co kill the agents and make an offer to the X-Men. The X-Men try and fight but get their asses handed to them.
The team is lectured on their actions, but Xavier and Erik realize that the CIA will only hold them back. They move to the mansion where they are properly trained. Xavier, Erik, and Cassidy teach them how to properly fight and work on their powers. Hank creates Cyclops glasses. Erik and Raven have their talk about pride. Scott and Jean cement their relationship, Hank turns into Beast proper thanks to his experiment. Climax
: I personally don't like films that alter real history but prefer that they create an alternate history. Instead of the Cuban Missile Crises this is set in a fictional showdown between the US and Russia that Shaw is trying to instigate. The X-Men show up in the classic Blue and Yellow to expose Shaw, they fight the Hellfire Club only this time THEY WIN!!! Magneto kills Shaw. The two countries turn on the X-Men and we get the awesome following orders line. After Xavier is hit by the stray bullet Magento extends an olive branch but only Mystique, Emma, and Mastermind take him up on it. The government covers up the incident. Moira and Sean return to the CIA disillusioned. Xavier cuts his ties with them and decides to open his school. In Closing
: I want the film to contrast the weight that Xavier and Erik are feeling in trying to change the world between the young and hopeful team. Over the course of the franchise we see that weight start to burden the team more. Really drive home the point that these are just kids trying to cope with a world that "hates and fears them". Use the music of the period and not be afraid to get weird with it because Mutants are weird.
I know this is lengthy but I'd love some thoughts and notes.
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2019.04.25 21:44 newsfeedmedia Emma Roberts takes her newly blonde hair for a spin during date night with new beau Garrett Hedlund
2019.03.21 05:47 JuliusMoons Emma Roberts Is Dating Garrett Hedlund After Evan Peters Split – E! Online
2019.03.20 17:00 elisuret Emma Roberts & Evan Peters Split After 7 Yrs. Together & Now She’s Dating Garrett Hedlund — Report
2018.09.16 14:08 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Day 5: Captain America: The First Avenger
So i'm going to go on IMDB and look at each MCU movies behind the scenes facts and POST THE MOST INTERESTING ONES here, I will post each movie a day instead of what I did before where I did 10 posts, I will start with the first Iron Man and each day will be the next MCU movie after it, ending with Guardians 3, I will also do the Netflix Shows, Agents of Shield and Agent Carter
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER 1. (At around 37 mins) Hayley Atwell surprisingly touching Chris Evans' chest, as he emerged from the pod upon turning into Captain America, was very much improvised, and the surprise on her face is genuine, as she admitted in interviews she was very taken by Chris' physique and nearly broke character and ruined the take that made it into the film, as a result.
2. Chris Evans declined the role three times before accepting the part. Not out of dislike for the role, but because he feared what the effects of the sudden increase of fame would be on his private life. Then Robert Downey, Jr. convinced him to take the part, and thus gain the freedom to sign on any other role he'd want afterwards. After that, he had a meeting with director Joe Johnston and the producers, who convinced him to take the role.
3. Most of the shots were done by a Los Angeles company called LOLA, that specializes in digital "plastic surgery". The technique involved shrinking Chris Evans in all dimensions. They shot each "skinny Steve" scene at least four times. Once like a normal scene with Evans and his fellow actors and actresses in the scene, once with Evans alone in front of a greenscreen, so his element could be reduced digitally, again with everyone in the scene but with Evans absent, so that the shrunken Steve could be re-inserted into the scene, and finally, with a body double mimicking Evans' actions in case the second technique was required. When Evans had to interact with other characters in the scene, they had to either lower him or raise the other actors and actresses on apple boxes, or elevated walkways to make "skinny Steve" shorter in comparison. For close-ups, Evans' fellow actors and actresses had to look at marks on his chin that represented where his eyes would be after the shrinking process, and Evans had to look at marks on the tops of the actor's head to represent their eyes. The second technique involved grafting Evans' head onto the body double. This technique was used mostly when Evans was sitting or lying down, or when a minimum of physical acting was required.
4. Originally, cameo appearances were planned in the film for James "Logan" Howlett (Wolverine) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto), who were present during World War II (Logan was a soldier and Lehnsherr was in an internment camp). These cameos were scrapped due to rights issues.
5. Stanley Tucci took the role of Dr. Erskine because the role enabled him to use a German accent, which he always wanted to do.
6. The comic book that appears in the film bears the cover of the first issue of the actual Captain America Comics, cover-dated March 1941. The cover in this movie is modified from the original version to remove its depiction of Bucky, due to the movie version of the character differing from his (considerably younger) comic counterpart.
7. (At around six minutes) The wall art hiding the Tesseract at the beginning of the film shows the World Tree, the same concept design that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) shared with Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in Thor (2011).
8. Hayley Atwell based her performance as Peggy Carter on Ginger Rogers: "She can do everything Captain America can do, but backwards, and in high heels."
9. (At around eleven minutes) In the exhibition, there is a mannequin in a red jumpsuit under a glass dome. That is a reference to the android, the original Human Torch, the first superhero created by Timely Comics (October 1939), which eventually became Marvel Comics. He was also part of The Invaders, along with Namor and Captain America.
10. Even though the vial of serum stolen by the H.Y.D.R.A. agent is broken, another showed up in The Incredible Hulk (2008) to be injected into Emil Blonsky (making him the Abomination). You can even see "Vita-Ray" written on the refrigerated storage container. In Captain America: Civil War (2016), it is revealed that several other super soldiers were eventually created during the Cold War (with a similar-looking serum stolen from Howard Stark), but the process left them aggressive and impossible to control. According to canon, many attempts were made to replicate the super-soldier experiment, but for a yet-unexplained reason, it only ever worked on Steve Rogers.
11. Howard Stark finds the lost Tesseract at the end, which leads him to creating blueprint designs about the cube's structure and overall power, which can be seen in a case of paperwork that Howard's son Tony looks through in the middle of Iron Man 2 (2010).
12. Red Skull's deformed appearance is explained by his body's rejection of the serum, and because he was not worthy, the serum drives him even madder. This is exactly what happened in The Incredible Hulk (2008) to Emil Blonsky when he's injected with the serum, which leads to his transformation into the Abomination.
13. Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan are about the same height. A camera trick (not CGI) made Captain America look much taller than Bucky Barnes.
14. (At around eight minutes) Summary of patient health issues (for skinny Steve Rogers): Asthma, Scarlet fever, Rheumatic fever, Epilepsy, Sinusitis, Chronic or frequent colds, High blood pressure, Palpitations or pounding in heart, Easy fatiguability, Heart Trouble, Nervous trouble of any sort, Has had household contact with tuberculosis patient, Parent/Sibling with diabetes, cancer, stroke or (?).
15. This is Chris Evans' sixth comic book movie after Fantastic Four (2005), Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Push (2009), The Losers (2010), and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). He also voiced Casey Jones in TMNT (2007), also based on a comic book.
16. To prepare for his role as Bucky, Sebastian Stan watched many World War II films and documentaries, and drew inspiration from Band of Brothers (2001).
17. Chris Evans was paid three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) to play the title role.
18. (At around one hour and two minutes) During the escape from the H.Y.D.R.A. facility, Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan (Neal McDonough) and Gabe Jones (Derek Luke) steal a tank. As they drive away, you hear Dugan exclaim "Wahoo!" In the comics, this is the battle cry of the Howling Commandos, of which both men are members.
19. The comic book version of Captain America's shield is most commonly said to be a mixture of Vibranium and Adamantium. Vibranium = the shield's ability to absorb vibrations; Adamantium = the shield's (near) invincibility. However, because Adamantium is part of the X-Men/Wolverine mythos, which film rights are owned by Twentieth Century Fox, the Adamantium part had to be left out of this version.
20. Shields made of different materials were used depending on what was needed for the shot. Rubber shields were used for when Captain America punches people with it. For scenes where he put the shield on his back, magnets were used to keep it in place. In many of the scenes where he is seen throwing the shield, Chris Evans would mime out the actions of catching and throwing the shield, with the shield being added later, using CGI.
21. Despite being "The First Avenger", Captain America was not the first avenger in the comics. In the comics, Ant-Man, The Wasp, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor were the first ones. Only after The Incredible Hulk left the team, Captain America joined The Avengers. Nor is Captain America the oldest, as Thor is several centuries older.
22. Joe Simon, who created the "Captain America" comic book in 1941 (before Stan Lee revived it in 1964), was approached to make a cameo appearance in the film.
23. Hugo Weaving has gone on record stating that he is indifferent to the film. He said that he was happy for the experience, but it was not the type of film that he normally preferred. He indicated to have very little interest in reprising his role as the Red Skull, also due to the difficulty of the make-up process involved.
24. After Joss Whedon was hired to direct The Avengers (2012), he was given a copy of this movie's script, and made a few re-writes to tie it more closely to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
25. (At around forty-two minutes) The scene where the submarine fills up with water, was only filmed in three takes, due to Richard Armitage's aquaphobia.
26. Hugo Weaving based the Red Skull's accent on renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog and Austrian actor Klaus Maria Brandauer.
27. (At around forty-three minutes) Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) is only called the "Red Skull" twice in the movie. First, when the Fuhrer's representatives come to shut down H.Y.D.R.A., and second, in the letter that is read by the German S.S. Officer from Adolf Hitler.
28. Johann Schmidt/Red Skull's (Hugo Weaving's) car was built from scratch over a modified truck chassis. It was twenty-five feet long and eight feet wide. Its design was inspired by the Mercedes 540K and the Mercedes G4, and included an exposed "supercharger" between the front wheels. The car had a 700 horsepower Drexler engine just to move it. Director Joe Johnston actually took it for a drive: "I drove it myself and it has about a thirty-eight-foot turning radius. So it's not a lot of fun to drive. But it looked fantastic. Just a beautiful car."
29. Unlike some of his other fellow actors and actresses, who play parts in the film, Chris Evans didn't have to audition for the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America, since the filmmakers were desperate to have him play the part.
30. Stan Lee's cameo appearance in this film is an exception in the tradition of him appearing in films featuring Marvel Comics superheroes. In this case, Lee had nothing to do with the initial creation of Captain America, but his first story he ever wrote was "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge" in Captain America Comics #3 in 1941, which also had the first appearance of Captain America throwing his shield as a weapon. In addition, he, along with Jack Kirby, was responsible for successfully reviving the character in 1964 in The Avengers #4 and reestablishing him as a major figure in the Marvel Universe.
31. There are several references to Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), which Director Joe Johnston worked on as Art Director: -Red Skull's consumption at the hands of the Tesseract is very similar to how the Ark of the Covenent killed the Nazis. -Captain America throws a H.Y.D.R.A. bad guy into a fighter plane's propeller. -After he holds the Cosmic Cube in his hands, Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull makes a comment about how Adolf Hitler "searches for trinkets in the desert."
32. Throughout the film, Steve uses a side arm, while fighting Skull's forces. In the comics, he used a side arm until realizing that his new shield (that President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives him) could be used as a weapon, by throwing it, and it subsequently replaces the side arm.
33. Chris Evans was attracted to the role of Captain America by its character: "Even if it wasn't a comic book. I think the story of Steve Rogers is great. He's a great guy. Even if it was just a script about anybody, I would probably want to do it. It wasn't necessarily about the comic itself. He's a great character to play. He just happens to be a comic book character."
34. (At around one hour and eighteen minutes) When Steve discovers the gunmetal circular shield in the development office of Howard Stark, he asks what it's made from. Vibranium is a fictional element in the Marvel universe that comes from the country of Wakanda, the land where The Black Panther, another Marvel superhero, lives. Before starring in Black Panther (2018), Black Panther made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War (2016), where he is the only one who can damage Steve's shield, since his Panther suit is also made from vibranium.
35. The final Paramount Pictures film produced with Marvel Studios. Disney bought the rights to The Avengers (2012) and Iron Man 3 (2013).
36. Captain America's special forces unit that he assembles and leads, is an amalgamation of the characters of Marvel Comics' World War II period titles. These are the 1960s war title, "Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos", about an elite special forces infantry unit, and the 1970s "The Invaders", about a superhero team operating during the war, under the command of Captain America. The contributions of the former title include most of the soldier characters, while the latter includes Captain America, Bucky, and James Montgomery Falsworth, who appears in the comic book as the British superhero, Union Jack.
37. The first Captain America comic book makes a cameo in the film. In real-life, this movie was inspired by the comic book, while in the movie, the comic book was inspired by "real-life".
38. In the beginning of the movie, Johann Schmidt, while gazing at the tesseract, says "...And the Führer digs for trinkets in the desert." This is reference to another Paramount Pictures movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Director Joe Johnston was part of the Academy Award winning visual effects team from Industrial Light & Magic on that film.
39. Louis Leterrier viewed some of the concept art for this movie, and was impressed enough to offer his services, but Marvel Studios turned him down. However, his film (The Incredible Hulk (2008)) features a small appearance by Captain America: a deleted scene set in the Arctic, features his body hidden in a slab of ice.
40. While Abraham Erskine is still a German defector, the movie adds the additional twist that before defecting, he was forced to test the serum in Germany on Johann Schmidt.
41. Chapter Five of Phase One in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
42. This is the fifth live-action adaptation of the superhero. The first, was the serial Captain America (1944); the second, was the television movie Captain America (1979), and its sequel Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979); and the fourth, was the theatrical film Captain America (1990).
43. CAMEO: Stan Lee: (At around one hour and twelve minutes) Military dignitary at a medal ceremony for Captain America. He is also the older gentleman saying: "I thought he'd be taller", when Captain America fails to show up at Senator Brandt's ceremony. This is Lee's only cameo in a feature film adaptation of a Marvel Comics superhero character where he was not an original creator. However, he did create the element of Captain America using his shield as a returning throwing weapon in an early text story in Captain America Comics #3, "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge". Furthermore, he was responsible for reviving the character in the 1960s, first as a member of The Avengers, and then in a solo series which focused on the hero being a troubled man out of his time after years of being in suspended animation.
44. Reb Brown and Matt Salinger, who portrayed Captain America in previous adaptations, separately contacted producers for the opportunity to make cameos in the film.
45. CAMEO: Reb Brown, who played the title character in Captain America (1979) and Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979). cameos as an Officer sitting next to Stan Lee
46. Samuel L. Jackson filmed a scene for this movie in New York City's Time Square, which served as a prelude to The Avengers (2012).
47. Sebastian Stan was considered for the role of Captain America, but got the role of Bucky instead.
48. It is the last Marvel movie to be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
49. Sam Worthington and Will Smith were in early talks for the role of Captain America. Later on, Garrett Hedlund, Channing Tatum, Scott Porter, Mike Vogel, Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, Wilson Bethel, John Krasinski, Chad Michael Murray, Michael Cassidy, Chace Crawford, Derek Theler, and Jensen Ackles were on the final shortlist for the role. Kellan Lutz, Ryan Phillippe, and Alexander Skarsgård carried out auditions, but ultimately, the role went to Evans. Stan eventually secured the role of Bucky Barnes. Murray, Theler, and Bethel were cast in television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Murray as Jack Thompson in Agent Carter (2015), Theler as Craig Hollis/Mr. Immortal in New Warriors, and Bethel as Benjamin 'Dex' PoindexteBullseye in season three of Daredevil (2015).
50. Joe Johnston was chosen as the film's director because of his previous work on the period films The Rocketeer (1991) and October Sky (1999).
51. (At around fifty minutes) Laura Haddock played an autograph seeker. She played Peter "Star-Lord" Quill's mother Meredith Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
52. Howard Stark's flying car made an appearance on Agent Carter (2015), finally in perfect working order. The vehicles were also used by S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents in the Marvel Comics Universe (made by Tony Stark), and appeared on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).
53. Paul Warren (an experienced film double and actor, mostly known for roles wearing prosthetics) was used in pre-production to help develop the "skinny Steve Rogers" effect by CGI Supervisor Christopher Townsend, as well as one of the "skinny Steve" on-set stand-ins. English Shakespearean trained stage actor, Leander Deeny, was used on-set as the "skinny Steve" double when Chris Evans was sitting or lying down, or when a minimum of physical movement was required.
54. Edgar Wright had been rumored to have secretly re-written the film, but he publicly denied this. Wright wrote his own Marvel Studios film, Ant-Man (2015), but left the film before it was finished, due to a falling out with Marvel.
55. To prepare for her role as Peggy Carter, Hayley Atwell trained six days a week.
56. Despite being "The First Avenger", it is the last solo Avenger film to be released before the team-up film, The Avengers (2012).
57. The film takes place from March 1942 to May 1945, and in 2012.
58. Joe Johnston also directed The Rocketeer (1991). In that film, the hero, Cliff Secord, finds a rocket pack created by Howard Hughes, thus becoming The Rocketeer. In this film, Captain America obtains his iconic shield from Howard Stark, a character closely based on Howard Hughes.
59. Alice Eve, Gemma Arterton, and Keira Knightley were considered for the role of Peggy Carter. Emily Blunt turned down the role.
60. Originally, cameo appearances were planned in the film for Namor the Sub-Mariner, the Prince of Atlantis, but this was scrapped.
61. In the comics, Captain America was frozen for only two decades and revived in the 1960s. Since this movie came out in 2011, they had to change the story so that he was frozen closer to seventy years.
62. Scarlett Johansson was rumored to be reprising her role as Black Widow in this movie, but this never came to be. It would have been most likely that her role would have been Amanda Righetti's role as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent pretending to be Steve's nurse at the end of the movie.
63. The film takes place seventy years before The Avengers (2012).
64. Jon Favreau was originally chosen by Marvel Studios to direct this film (which he intended to make as a buddy comedy), but he chose to direct Iron Man (2008). Nick Cassavetes, was also considered to direct this film, and had been set as a director for Iron Man (2008) in December 2004.
65. David Bradley and Toby Jones appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), along with Sir Kenneth Branagh, the director of Thor (2011).
66. Three actors in this film played characters on Doctor Who (2005) alongside Matt Smith. Toby Jones (Dr. Zola) as the Dream Lord, David Bradley (Tower Keeper) as Solomon, and Jenna Coleman (Connie) as Clara Oswald.
67. Dane Cook, Kevin Jonas, and Joe Jonas auditioned for the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America.
68. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Rosamund Pike and Alexa Davalos screentested for the role of Peggy Carter.
69. All three Captain America movies involve Captain America falling into a body of water: the Arctic Ocean in this movie, the Potomac River in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and possibly the River Spree in Captain America: Civil War (2016).
70. Captain America does not possess any supernatural powers. The Super-Soldier serum that was used to transform him brought him to the absolute upper limits of a human's potential. Any chance of replicating this effect was lost with him, making him the only Super Soldier in history.
71. Hugo Weaving's second consecutive collaboration with Joe Johnston, having worked with him previously on The Wolfman (2010).
72. The date that this movie came out in 2011, July 22, is the same date that Captain America (1990) premiered on home video in the U.S. in 1992.
73. Captain America was the last solo Avenger who hadn't appeared in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film before his own solo film until Ant-Man (2015).
74. Chris Evans is the fourth actor to play Captain America. Following Matt Salinger in Captain America (1990), Reb Brown in Captain America (1979) and Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979), and Dick Purcell in Captain America (1944).
75. The only MCU film directed by an Oscar winner.
76. When Captain America attacks the base and finds the prisoners, he finds Bucky strapped to a table and very out of it. Later, Bucky falls to his apparent doom into the frozen river. In the comic books, Bucky becomes the Winter Soldier, so these events set up his return in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, speaking together with some crosstalk, Joe Johnston, Shelly Johnson, and Jeffrey Ford said on the audio commentary, that the experiments performed by Zola, enabled Barnes to survive the fall shown in the film.
77. Baron Zemo and Baron von Strucker originally appeared as side villains working with the Red Skull, but the writers cut them from the script due to fears that they would be wasted in such small roles. Strucker ended up being used in the post-credits sequence of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), as well as a brief role in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), while Zemo became a villain in Captain America: Civil War (2016) (although not as a H.Y.D.R.A. agent).
78. (At around seventeen minutes) Arnim Zola's first appearance, in the form of his face as an image on a television screen, is evocative of the "classic" comic book Zola, whose body was a headless hulk containing his preserved consciousness with a viewscreen on its chest displaying an image of his face. When Zola is gathering his papers before the Red Skull self-destructs the base (at around one hour and three minutes), the schematic for that robot body is visible as he packs it, establishing the possibility of him reappearing in modern times (which is what happened in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)).
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2018.01.23 02:05 NicholasCajun Mosaic - Series Premiere Discussion
The Steven Soderbergh and Ed Solomon drama that centers on the disappearance of children's book authoillustrator Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone) and the two men she knew: Joel (Garrett Hedlund) and Eric (Frederick Weller), first premieres on the Mosaic app as a branching narrative drama in November before the six-part and more linear miniseries airs on HBO. Links:
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2016.05.03 06:20 mookiebomber It's that time of the year again;  will have unforgettable releases. Here are 41 upcoming films that you shouldn't miss.
It's that time of the year again,  will have unforgettable releases. Here are the upcoming films that you shouldn't miss.
Inspired by last years' post
, I wanted to make one for 2016 now that the movie season is upon us (The majority of Oscar nominated films get released in the second half of the year and earl 2017 pre-Oscars) so May seems like a good time to get pumped up for great film. Also, some suggested last year that I should include the release dates, so I did, and I tried to list them in order of their current known release dates, please note that these are always subject to change,
|Movie ||Director ||Starring ||Expected Release Date ||Synopsis |
|Café Society ||Woody Allen ||Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively ||May 11 ||A young man arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry. There, he falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age. |
|Money Monster ||Jodie Foster ||George Clooney, Julia Roberts ||May 13 ||Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio. |
|The Nice Guys ||Shane Black ||Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling ||May 20 ||A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy. |
|Alice Through the Looking Glass ||James Bobin ||Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen ||May 27 ||Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. |
|X-Men: Apocalypse ||Bryan Singer ||Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence ||May 27 ||With the emergence of the world's first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan. |
|USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage ||Mario Van Peebles ||Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore ||May 31 ||The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. |
|The Conjuring 2 ||James Wan ||Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson ||June 10 ||Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. |
|Genius ||Michael Grandage ||Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman ||June 10 ||A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others. |
|The Neon Demon ||Nicolas Winding Refn ||Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves ||June 2016 ||When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. |
|Finding Dory ||Andrew Stanton ||Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Keaton ||June 17 ||The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. |
|Free State of Jones ||Gary Ross ||Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell ||June 24 ||As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army. |
|Independence Day: Resurgence ||Roland Emmerich ||Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe ||June 24 ||Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough? |
|The BFG ||Steven Spielberg ||Mark Rylance, Bill Hader ||July 1 ||A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls. |
|Captain Fantastic ||Matt Ross ||Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay ||July 8 ||In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. |
|Jason Bourne ||Paul Greengrass ||Matt Damon, Julia Stiles ||July 29 ||Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. |
|The Founder ||John Lee Hancock ||Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman ||August 5 ||The true story of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc. |
|Nine Lives ||Barry Sonnenfeld ||Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken, Jennifer Garner ||August 5 ||A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat. |
|Suicide Squad ||David Ayer ||Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Ben Affleck ||August 5 ||A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. |
|Florence Foster Jenkins ||Stephen Frears ||Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson ||August 12 ||The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. |
|The Light Between Oceans ||Derek Cianfrance ||Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, Alicia Vikander ||September 2 ||A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. |
|Sully ||Clint Eastwood ||Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart ||September 9 ||The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers. |
|Snowden ||Oliver Stone ||Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage ||September 16 ||CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press. |
|The Magnificent Seven ||Antoine Fuqua ||Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio ||September 23 ||Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. |
|Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ||Tim Burton ||Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson ||September 30 ||When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. |
|Hell or High Water ||David Mackenzie ||Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges ||October 2016 ||A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas. |
|The Accountant ||Gavin O'Connor ||Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons ||October 14 ||A forensic accountant un-cooks the books for illicit clients. |
|Jack Reacher: Never Go Back ||Edward Zwick ||Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders ||October 21 ||Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he's now accused of a 16-year-old homicide. |
|Inferno ||Ron Howard ||Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones ||October 28 ||After waking up in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what has occurred for the last few days, Robert Langdon suddenly finds himself the target of a manhunt. |
|Doctor Strange ||Scott Derrickson ||Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams ||November 4 ||After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. |
|Loving ||Jeff Nichols ||Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton ||November 4 ||Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married. |
|Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk ||Ang Lee ||Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin ||November 11 ||An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq. |
|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ||David Yates ||Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight ||November 18 ||The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. |
|Manchester by The Sea ||Kenneth Lonergan ||Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams ||November 18 ||An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. |
|Allied ||Robert Zemeckis ||Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard ||November 23 ||Set in 1942 following a French-Canadian spy who falls in love and marries a French agent during a dangerous mission in Casablanca. He is notified that his wife is likely a Nazi spy and begins his own investigation of her. |
|Silence ||Martin Scorsese ||Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield ||November 2016 ||In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity. |
|La La Land ||Damien Chazelle ||Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons ||December 2 ||A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. |
|Collateral Beauty ||David Frankel ||Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren, Jonah Hill ||December 16 ||A tragic event sends a New York ad man on a downward spiral. |
|Assassin's Creed ||Justin Kurzel ||Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard ||December 21 ||When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society. |
|Passengers ||Morten Tyldum ||Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt ||December 21 ||A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 60 years early. |
|Patriots Day ||Peter Berg ||Mark Wahlberg, J. K. Simmons, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon ||December 21 ||An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it. |
|The Last Face ||Sean Penn ||Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Jean Reno ||2016 TBA ||A director of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief aid doctor amidst a political/social revolution, and together face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest. |
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2016.04.13 17:53 btr781 Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund Split After Four Years of Dating
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2015.10.09 18:21 GoddammitCricket The Cricket's Box Office Preview (10/9/15) (TEST)
Matt Damon might have been 140 million miles from home, but he was only $1M away from that sweet, sweet October opening record. The Martian
continued Hollywood's streak of striking rich with space-set dramas released in the fall, as it easily opened #1 with $54M - just a hair short of 2013's $55.7M record set by another stranded-in-space tale, Gravity
. With fantastic reviews and no competition this weekend, The Martian
should bypass The Bourne Ultimatum
's $227M to become Matt Damon's highest grossing movie ever. One of the best reviewed movies of the year, Sicario
, expanded wide to over 2,500 theaters and did better than expected with $12M over the weekend. It shouldn't have any problem ending its run around $40M and will factor big into this year's Oscar race. Hotel Transylvania 2
continues to dominate the family market, only dropping 31% for a fantastic $33M second weekend.
This week's wide releases... http://cdn2-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/2015/04/panheader.jpg Pan (WB)
- Warner Brothers looks to cash in on the live-action remakes of classic animated fairy tales with their 2nd attempt in 3 years, as Pan
sky-floats its way into over 3,400 theaters. This version of Pan
doesn't aim to stray too far from the classic tale, as it follows Peter Pan (played by unknown Levi Miller) who finds himself in Neverland to fight Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save the world and Tinkerbell - or something like that, I don't know shit about Peter Pan. Pushed into production not because WB had figured out a new spin on a timeless tale, but because WB saw a box office trend and decided to limp their way into the fray (again). Also showing up is Garrett Hedlund as Hook, Rooney Mara as (the traditionally Native American) Tiger Lily, and although they haven't been even hinted at in the marketing plan, apparently Amanda Seyfried and Cara Delevinge also are in this movie.
As noted before, this is indeed WB's 2nd try to break into that sweet live-action fairy tale money - following their bomb two years Jack The Giant Slayer
, another unimaginative retelling of a ever-popular children's story. Jack The Giant Slayer
reeked with the air of "Who Is This For?", which is rearing its ugly head again with Pan
opened with $27M against very weak competition (the Project X
-wannabe with 21 & Over
and long-delayed horror sequel The Last Exorcism Part 2
) and this weekend, Pan
does not have that luxury. The Martian
is absolutely dominating the market and Hotel Transylvania 2
has its Adam Sandler paws on the family crowd, and Pan
will undoubtedly draw the short end of the stick. Unlike Jack
will not be playing in 3D as WB cancelled its 3D run days before the release, which just reeks of cutting losses while they can.
WB has been pushing Hugh Jackman's turn as Blackbeard heavily in its advertising, but they seem to forget that Jackman is nowhere near a box office draw without his Wolverine claws. Jackman has only led a non-X-Men
film past $100M domestic twice in the last 15 years, 2004's Van Helsing
($51M/$120M) and 2012's Les Miserables
($27M/$148M) - and Pan
has neither prime release date that those two enjoyed (1st weekend of the summer and Christmas Day, respectively).
The controversy surrounding the casting of vanilla-milk-and-Wonderbread-tinted Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily hasn't been huge, but I can't imagine it helped awareness of the movie. Director Joe Wright has had to come out publicly in defense of his decision, but Mara recently apologized for taking the part, saying she "felt bad about it" and initially wanted no part of the role. Pan trailer
The Prediction: Pan
will fail to attract audiences of any kind, making WB 0 for 2 with their fairy tale adaptation attempts. It will open to only $19M, grabbing 4 Top 5 points, 1 PTA point, and topping out at $51M - good enough to guarantee we won't be getting a sequel centering on Hedlund's Hook as the villain.
Note: The Walk
will expand into non-IMAX theaters to make room for Pan into 2,500 theaters. Seeing how bad it bombed in its IMAX-only run, I can only see JGL's French accent grossing $3M this weekend, making it a bomb of the highest degree. Broad Green Pictures will expand its critically acclaimed festival darling, 99 Homes
, into mini-wide release with a theatre count of roughly 700. It has an outside chance of breaking $1M, if it plays well.
This week's limited release... Steve Jobs (Universal)
- After a long and tumultuous trop from page to screen that was laid bare for the world to see in last year's Sony hack, Danny Boyle's biopic of one of America's most famous and most divisive figureheads of the last half century, Apple CEO Steve Jobs. People loved to love Jobs, and even more people (probably Android users) loved to hate the man behind the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Siri, Apple TV, and the most popular laptops on college campuses, the the Apple Macbook. Steve Jobs
, scripted by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network
), takes a non-traditional look at the innovator's life, using three major events of his career as a microcosm of the man himself instead of the typical two hour compression of a subject's entire life. The film will see Jobs (played by Oscar-nominee and date-r of Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender) as he introduces the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXt computer in 1988, and the iMac in 1998 - filled with flashbacks and flash forwards in between. The film currently sits at 91% on RT and co-stars Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterson, and Seth Rogen as The Woz.
Universal will be opening Steve Jobs
in a prime 4 theaters this weekend in NY and LA, before slightly expanding next weekend and going fully wide on Oct. 23rd. Not too long ago, it would've been Sony releasing this film this weekend, but in a very different form. Probably the biggest non-The Interview
story that came out of last year's Sony leaked emails, the entire industry poured through exec's communications as they desperately tried to put this film together in its original iteration: directed by David Fincher and starring Christian Bale as Jobs. But when Angelina Jolie convinced Fincher to direct her Cleopatra film instead (with former Sony head Amy Pascal calling her a "stuck up bitch" in the process"), Bale passed on the film as did Sony's second choice - Leonardo DiCaprio. Sony shut the film down and Universal quickly snapped the script up, slotting in Danny Boyle as director and Fassbender as Jobs. This fiasco brought the film national attention before it was even done filming, and will probably move the needle in the right direction at the box office.
Unlike the ill-fated Ashton Kutcher starrer from 2013, Universal is selling Steve Jobs
on its unique layout and an All-Star cast - not just a look alike in recreations of famous photos. The film was the centerpiece of this year's New York Film Festival and amassed rave reviews soon thereafter - particularly for Fassbender's turn and Sorkin's 200+ page script, both of which figure to feature at this year's Oscars. Almost a lock for 10 PTA points, Steve Jobs
will also open wide against a weak field of long delayed genre films and another Paranormal Activity
that absolutely no one is anticipating. Depending on how the holdovers from the 16th hold, it has an outside chance of grabbing #1 at the box office. The comparison Universal would like is 2011's The Social Network
($22M/$96M), which would've easily been attainable had they stayed with the wide release this weekend. But opening only two weeks before Spectre
will cut into its legs deeply. Steve Jobs trailer My predictions for the weekend of October 9th-11th:
- The Martian - $38M
- Hotel Transylvania 2 - $22M
- Pan - $19M
- Sicario - $7M
- The Intern - $6.5M
This week in Box Office History...
1994 - The world was given proof that wunderkind director Quentin Tarantino wasn't a one-hit, blood-soaked wonder when Pulp Fiction
was released unto the movie going public. It opened to #1 with a $9M weekend starting a 5 weeklong Top 5 streak, ending up with $107M as the 10th highest grossing film of the year and 7 Oscar nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture. It also cemented Samuel L. Jackson and resurrected John Travolta as movie stars and each were Oscar-nominated, but strangely enough neither has been nommed since. Wes Craven's New Nightmare
, a Nightmare on Elm Street
reboot of sorts, opened to $6 at the #3 spot, and the best football-themed kids movie of all time, Little Giants
, could only muster a #5 opening with $4M.
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