In a world without art, Taylor Swift is all that remains of music.
In the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s dystopian YA novel, society has shunned personal expression and creativity in favor of “Sameness.” All that remains of humanity’s recollection before the conversion are handed down from The Giver to a Receiver of Memories. Swift plays the pivotal role of Rosemary, a former Receiver, who demonstrates the lost art of music in this new clip from the film.
The Giver arrives in theaters on August 15.
Amazon today announced it will debut its highly anticipated third pilot season
Five pilots will be available including half hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and
“We are delighted to be able to bring
As part of its unique development process,
Amazon’s third pilot season includes the following shows:
Written, directed and produced by Academy Award nominee Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco), The Cosmopolitans follows a group of young American expatriates in contemporary
Hand of God
Marking the television debut of renowned filmmaker Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, World War Z) and written by Ben Watkins, Hand of God stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since
Hysteria takes viewers to
Written, directed and starring Jay Chandrasekhar, Really is a funny, extremely, honest behind-the-curtain look at the complexities of marriage and the charged dynamics of a tight-knit group of friends. The show is about four hard-charging suburban
Directed by Sundance award-winner David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down) and produced by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra, Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven), Red Oaks stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) as “David Myers,” an assistant tennis pro at the
A new teaser from PlayStation leaves everything to the imagination. The micro clip offers few clues: a snowflake, cracking sheet of ice, and blood. Not much to go on.
Gamescom kicks off in Cologne, Germany on August 13.
In the battle of Captain America versus Superman, the Man of Steel blinked first.
Earlier this year, Disney and Marvel Studios announced a May 6, 2016 release date for Captain America 3, pitting it against Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Both sides insisted they would stick to the premier dates, despite the obvious competition for box office dollars. Today, Warner Bros. moved its opening date to March 25, 2016, getting an early start on the blockbuster season. Also slated for a March release that year: The Divergent Series: Allegiant and WarCraft.
Warner Bros. has also set dates for nine unanounced titles and two event films, stretching into 2020 and beyond that of the current Marvel slate. Looks like the WB has learned its lesson and doesn’t want to play catch-up anymore. Remember, this is the studio that ruled the screens for eights years of Harry Potter releases. The full list is below:
- Untitled DC Film – August 5, 2016
- Untitled DC Film – June 23, 2017
- Untitled DC Film – November 17, 2017
- Untitled DC Film – March 23, 2018
- Untitled DC Film – July 27, 2018
- Untitled WB Event Film – November 16, 2018
- Untitled DC Film – April 5, 2019
- Untitled DC Film – June 14, 2019
- Untitled DC Film – April 3, 2020
- Untitled DC Film – June 19, 2020
- Untitled WB Event Film – November 20, 2020
New set photos show Bruce Wayne is looking a bit haggard. Twitter user Samuel Otten captured Ben Affleck on set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in what looks to be the aftermath of destruction in Metropolis. This comes following aerial footage filmed by Chopper 7 of a local Detroit ABC news station.
BioWare has released a second teaser in the “You’ve Been Chosen” campaign. Titled “Spark,” the latest tease reiterates the symbols of bicycles, a ring of fire, and a hooded figure.
In this short episode, the scene opens outside a restaurant on a stormy night. A bicycle, like the ones littering the alley in “Nightmare,” leans against the brick storefront. A missing persons notice for a woman named Henna is plastered on the pole on the edge of the frame. Inside, a young man is alone, hurriedly sketching on a napkin. A vision of a ring of blue fire flashes in his mind. His phone rings, and twice he declines the call as he scribbles. On the third call, a bolt of electricity shoots down from the ceiling, sending sparks and flying as the scene erupts into chaos. The young man stumbles away, terrified. Outside, we see a hooded figure watching through the windows as the young man retreats from an apparent hallucination.
BioWare is expected to make a formal announcement at GamesCon in Cologne, Germany on August 13. Until then, expect to see weekly teasers released.
Do you even a cappella, bro?
Yes. Yes he does.
First off, dude has a working Nintendo NES. Respect. I have no recollection of the ultimate disappearance of my system, but Ecco the Dolphin so enraged my child mind that I dismantled my Sega Genesis to create circuit board art. So many pretty wires and shiny pieces.
But I digress.
Triforce Films posted this 16-minute lesson in game music history spanning three decades, from Pac-Man to Uncharted, with a little Portal thrown in with the credits.
Mr. Dooves is the musical mastermind seen in the video, responsible for the arrangement and vocal talent. If a cappella game themes are your jam, he has a ReverbNation page with some beautiful renditions from Skyrim.
Game Index and TimeCodes:
1. Pac Man 1980 - 00:43
2. Super Mario Bros 1985 - 00:58
3. Legend of Zelda 1986 - 01:38
4. Dragon Warrior 1986 - 02:26
5. Tetris 1989 - 03:10
6. Ninja Turtles 1989 - 03:36
7. Sonic the Hedgehog 1991 - 04:14
8. Doom 1993 - 04:55
9. Super Metroid 1994 - 05:38
10. Super Mario 64 1996 - 06:07
11. Duke Nukem 3d 1996 - 06:46
12. Pokemon 1996 - 07:13
13. Resident Evil 1996 - 07:57
14. Final Fantasy 7 1997 - 08:30
15. Zelda Ocarina 1998 - 09:43
16. Metal Gear Solid 1998 - 10:25
17. Halo 2001 - 10:59
18. Katamari Damacy 2004 - 12:01
19. Oblivion 2006 - 12:34
20. Uncharted 2007 - 13:21
21. Credits/Portal Song - 14:07
The first teaser for Disney’s Into the Woods has arrived.
Into the Woods, based on Stephen Sondheim’s beloved Broadway musical, stars Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, and Chris Pine. The film is directed by Rob Marshall, an Oscar nominee for the film adaptation of Chicago. He previously worked with Depp as the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and directed the Academy Award-winning Memoirs of a Geisha.
As Disney puts it, “Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.”
A minor controversy erupted among Broadway purists in June when composer Steven Sondheim revealed that some Disney-mandated changes were made to the book. Most notably, Rapunzel lives.
“You will find in the movie that Rapunzel does not get killed, and the prince does not sleep with the baker’s wife,” Sondheim said, according to The New Yorker. “You know, if I were a Disney executive I probably would say the same thing.”
Given that Disney’s 2010 film Tangled stars the princess of unusual hair length, it would be an awkward encounter for costumed Disney World park characters and their tiny confused fans.
There was also the issue of the sexual subtext between the Wolf, played by Johnny Depp, and Red Riding Hood, portrayed by a very underage Lilla Crawford. To that question, Sondheim responded, Disney had similar objections.
During the same discussion, the composer erroneously informed his audience that the song “Any Moment,” performed between Cinderella’s Prince (Pine) and the Baker’s Wife (Blunt), was cut from the film. He corrected that statement in an interview with Playbill.com, assuring fans gathering their pitchforks that, in fact, the song was in still in.
Into the Woods will premier in theaters on Christmas Day.
Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth saga comes to a close this year with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Today, Warner Bros. shared the first teaser trailer, which will run in theaters ahead of Guardians of the Glalaxy this weekend. The final chapter in the Hobbit trilogy comes to theaters in December.
From Warner Bros.:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
Even before Ryan Reynolds appeared as Wade Wilson in X-Mex Origins: Wolverine, Marvel fans have been outspoken about their desire for a Deadpool feature film. For a while, it seemed that dream might become a reality. Comic book creator Rob Liefeld mentioned last year that Tim Miller, a creative supervisor at VFX house Blur Studio, was working with Reynolds on some test footage. The film thus far is dead in the water, but the brief sequence that popped up today offers a glimpse of what might have been, and perhaps what still could be.
UPDATE: This video has been removed from Vimeo. However, we found a video of Rob Liefeld at Las Vegas Comic Con in 2013 describing the Deadpool clip. With a few small differences, his narration exactly articulates the video leaked online as test footage.
UPDATE: Good news, everyone! Earlier this week, a rough cut of test footage for a Deadpool movie was leaked online and promptly removed. Today, an HD version of the footage popped up online. Enjoy.