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8:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past

It looks like they've saved the best trailer for last. As X-Men: Days of Future Past gets closer to its release later this May, we finally have a trailer that is as great looking as the first one. We have a good amount of pl...

Nick Valdez


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5:00 PM on 04.08.2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters

Fox has always had the worst luck with promoting its X-Men films. From X-Men to X-Men: First Class, they can never seem to put an adequate poster together. With Days of Future Past bringing the largest cast in the franchise, ...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 03.19.2014

The Wolverine 2 to follow X-Men: Apocalypse

We've known for a little while that a sequel to last year's The Wolverine has been in the works, but returning director James Mangold recently gave us an idea of when that movie would be coming. Since X-Men: Apocalypse is cu...

Mike Cosimano



First teaser for the Peanuts movie looks astounding photo
First teaser for the Peanuts movie looks astounding
by Nick Valdez

When news first broke of a CG take of Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang, I was hesitant toward the idea. We've been groomed to automatically dislike animated reboots because the majority of the ones we've had have been lackluster and failed to reach the greatness of the original properties. But we have no reason to worry here.

Since the film's not releasing until 2015, this brief teaser shown during Good Morning America doesn't show much, but it looks fabulous. Just look at that animation! The new movie is said to be respectful toward the original comic (going so far as to use Bill Melendez's voiceover work for Snoopy and Woodstock), so I honestly can't wait.

Peanuts hits theaters November 6th, 2015. 

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Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman photo
Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
by Nick Valdez

When Dreamworks first announced their plans to turn Peabody's Improbable History (a short which ran during The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show featuring Mr. Peabody and his boy companion, Sherman) into a full length animated film, I was a little worried that my once beloved cartoon (I used to wake up at three in the morning in order to catch reruns of it on Cartoon Network) would be run through the standard generic animated blender everything seems to go through now. Little did I know I would be so, so wrong. 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is remarkably smart, adorable, educational, referential, heartwarming, effervescent, hilarious, and even a little rude. But most of all, it's improbably entertaining.

Which is exactly the way I like my Peabody. 

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Fox has chosen their Fantastic Four reboot stars photo
Fox has chosen their Fantastic Four reboot stars
by Matthew Razak

Update: All the actors have confirmed their casting via Twitter.

Fox seems to have finally, finally nailed down actors for their upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four. We've heard rumors and speculation for forever now, but rewrites and problems casting have delayed the film. Now we finally have our four stars: Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch; Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing; Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic.

We all knew Jordan was attached for a long while now, as he's teaming up again with director Josh Trank (Chronicle). The rest of the casting is more of a surprise. While Mara and Teller had had their names pop up Jamie Bell is very out of left field as he was only chosen after a plethora of other actors failed to connect with the part. He's also not very large or craggly, though I suppose with CGI that doesn't matter. 

It's definitely a young cast, and there are no big names, but a lot of up and comers. It will be very, very interesting to see where Fox takes this as the casting choices are nothing like the comic book characters. Also, to be clear, THR is reporting this like its a done deal, but Miles and Teller haven't signed on yet.

[via THR]

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8:00 AM on 01.28.2014

Quicksilver needs a haircut in these X-Men: DOFP images

[UPDATE: Pay attention to the super future Sentinel. Whoa] Just as in the past with Transformers: Age of Extinction's Optimus Prime, Empire Magazine reveals a good look at 25 of X-Men: Days of Future Past's characte...

Nick Valdez



Fox bringing Magic: The Gathering card game to big screen photo
Fox bringing Magic: The Gathering card game to big screen
by Matthew Razak

Being an ex-Magic: The Gathering player I can tell you that its best element is its deep and intrinsic plot. No, seriously, there's a pretty impressive world created behind the card game that you can dive into, it's just not what most people see. The fact that story isn't at the forefront of the brand won't stop Fox from making a movie about it, though, as they've wrapped up the film rights to the card game. 

Simon Kinberg, who runs X-Men and Fantastic Four for the studio, will be producing with an eye to turn the property into an epic franchise with multiple movies. This is clearly a play to capitalize off the success of not only "toy" movies, but also find a replacement fantasy series once Hollywood has exhausted Lord of the Rings (if they do let that die after The Hobbit). With work getting underway pretty quickly on the project we'll probably still see World of Warcraft hit theaters first, which could still some thunder.

The real question is how many card quotes (or flavor texts, as they're known) can they cram into the movie? I always liked this one.

[via Variety]

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10:00 AM on 11.05.2013

The Wolverine getting a sequel because money

Because the X-Men spin-off sequel The Wolverine did so well in theaters (making $413 million dollars worldwide), it's only natural that talk of another film would start soon because people like makin' money. According to the ...

Nick Valdez



First trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past photo
First trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past
by Nick Valdez

The X-Men films are in a bit of a pickle. After three films, two Wolverine standalones, and one reboot, it leaves X-Men's story an overall mess. X-Men: Days of Future Past is attempting to do something that's only been previously done in comics: bring its universes together with one big story. 

Uniting the giant cast of four different X-Men films (and reuniting the franchise with director Bryan Singer), the first trailer for the first class sequel, Days of Future Past looks gorgeous. Wolverine has to hop dimensions and the whatnot (as his consciousness is sent back in time to help stop the Sentinels), two Magnetos, two Xaviers, Storm's cool hair, and it's all wrapped up in one neat package. X-Men: Days of Future Past confuses you in theaters May 23rd next year. 

[images via Empire and EW]

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9:00 AM on 08.22.2013

Flixistentialism 26 - Jocks VS Nerds

On this "live" episode of Flixistentialism, the guys recap all the changes that happened in the new world order that took place in the future present such as the role reversal of genders, and jocks/nerds and discuss our ...

Andres Bolivar





9:00 AM on 08.21.2013

Fox's X-Men and Fantastic Four will share a universe

Now that production has wrapped up on Fox's next big comic book movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, we can finally start hearing little tidbits about the Fantastic Four reboot coming in 2015. And while this next bit of informat...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.13.2013

Rumor: Jackman offered $100 million to remain Wolverine

Get that salt ready, everyone: The National Enquirer says that Fox is looking to pay Hugh Jackman $100 million to play Wolverine in four more movies. Given the amount of money involved, this probably means four Wolverine-cent...

Hubert Vigilla

10:00 AM on 07.30.2013

Here's sweet concept art of Iron Man 3 and The Wolverine

The Wolverine and Iron Man 3 turned out surprisingly well. Since the character building was done well, it would've been a shame if the rest of the movie wasn't handled as well. Josh Nizzi (an artist who's worked on The Avenge...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 07.23.2013

X-Men: Days of Future Past gets two not terrible posters

When the first posters for X-Men: First Class appeared to be nothing more than a noteworthy idea ruined by terrible photoshop decisions, you'd think Fox would keep from trying that "merging old and new" again. Well, they trie...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 07.08.2013

Let's hope The Wolverine is as good as this fight clip

The clip above contains an extended look at the fight on a speeding bullet train teased in The Wolverine's trailers. From what I can see Hugh Jackman is hilariously angry, everyone seems to have enough strength to not only j...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 06.10.2013

Fox delivers release date change for The Counselor

Fox has been a bit busy dropping some release dates and rearranging one. The first news is that Ridley Scott's The Counselor, which was written by Cormac McCarthy, has been moved from a November, 2012, release to an October 2...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 05.06.2013

Cleopatra getting 50th anniversary re-releases

Cleopatra, the epic film known as much for its off screen issues as it was for its grandeur, is turning 50 this year and 20th Century Fox isn't about to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate it. They've remastered the...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 05.02.2013

Rumor: Michael B. Jordan in Fantastic Four reboot?

It looks like casting is heating up for 2015's Fantastic Four reboot directed by Josh Trank. After rumblings and mumblings earlier this week about Allison Williams possibly being in talks (reportedly as Sue Storm or better kn...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 04.26.2013

JGL and Channing Tatum wanted for Guys and Dolls remake

With the sputtering revival of the film musical and the absolute dominance of remakes in Hollywood it's a small wonder that more classic musicals haven't been remade yet. One of those classics, Guys and Dolls, has been on Hol...

Matthew Razak

9:00 PM on 04.22.2013

Dodgeball 2 sequel in development

Screenwriter Clay Tarver (Joy Ride) has been tapped by 20th Century Fox and Ben Stiller’s production company Red Hour to pen the sequel to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. According to THR, Tarver is working on Quantum...

Logan Otremba

7:00 PM on 04.05.2013

New behind the scenes pic from X-Men: Days of Future Past

It can't be said that Bryan Singer isn't a forward thinking man. In an attempt to stoke the fires of fans, Singer's been sparsely tweeting out behind the scenes pics from X-Men: Days of Future Past, even in the wake of he's l...

Thor Latham