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As part of the indie wave in the early '90s that brought us filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater and more, Kevin Smith will long have his own little corner in cinematic history - and it's all because of Clerks. The black-and-white dark comedy about two men in a convenience store earned critical acclaim festival back in 1994, and to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary, it's director has posted a little note about its origins on Twitter:
Last week we learned that Chinese audiences aren't too happy with the poorly translated subtitles for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - to the point where it has been said to actually detract from the film. Due to a less than adequate job preparing the movie for its release in China, many have complained that a lot of the jokes and puns don't land because movie-goers don't properly understand the dialogue and situations.
$340 million dollars. That's how far behind domestic box office ticket sales are from last year. In fact, sales are so slow they could end up being the lowest in seven years. That will be down to how well the holiday movies fare come December, but until then the usual October doldrums aren't doing much to help.
Back in 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille did his part to define what a cinematic epic could be. Telling the story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt, The Ten Commandments was an absolutely giant production, forced to build everything practically simply because visual effects weren't really an option.
Things didn't exactly go too well for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For when it was released in theaters back in August. The movie was largely dumped on by critics (a big contrast compared to the reception of the first movie back in 2005) and then it completely underwhelmed at the box office (another big contrast).
Throughout the month of October, Craven is dropping A Nightmare on Elm Street knowledge of all kinds on fans and followers, using the “#30YearsofNightmare” tag. The director is mixing general info about the production with unique insight into the inspirations behind Freddy Krueger.
As Joss Whedon's The Avengers cuts to black and begins its first round of end credits, there is a lasting image of the last surviving letter on the outside of Stark Tower: the letter "A." Given the chosen font, it was pretty obviously a nod to the fact that the building would wind up becoming The Avengers Tower - but as cool as that Easter Egg is, now there is a cooler story about the character (specifically about its current whereabouts).
For weeks, there have been rumors that actress Jena Malone is involved with the production of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Combined with the revelation from an anonymous extra that the film will feature a female Robin, could these two bits of information be connected? We finally have an answer...well, part of it.
If you thought Marvel's Ant-Man had a troubled production schedule, then you clearly haven't been paying attention to the casting merry go 'round that their Doctor Strange project has turned into. Thankfully, the role is down to three very hopeful, very good front-runners.
He has terrorized Batman, and is about to go “Mad” as Max. But if recent reports materialize, the great Tom Hardy might take a few swings at the X-Men in Bryan Singer’s upcoming mutant adventure.
A devout movie fan has recreated some of the most famous scenes in big-screen history with Lego in an amazing short. 15-year-old Morgan Spence has made miniature versions of Pulp Fiction, Life Of Pi, Wayne’s World, The Sound Of Music and Wayne’s World, and it is a sensational way to spend two minutes of your day.
The first clip for Feast, Disney’s new short film has been released, and anyone who watches it will immediately fall in love with its canine lead, Winston. Feast is set over 12 years and is entirely set from the point of view of Winston who has to contend with his changing diet as his owner falls in love. It looks pretty stellar.
Who wouldn't want their own little piece of Hogwarts? It sounds like J.K. Rowling is giving herself just that, as the Harry Potter author is reportedly building a structure on her property that bears a striking resemblance to Hagrid's Hut - the movie version of the gamekeeper's home, anyway.
The Hulk has come so far from the earliest days, when television producers slapped green makeup on actor Lou Ferrigno and asked him to run around in pre-shredded shirts and shorts. And every time the green giant returns to the screen, his look improves.
Elisabeth Moss and Jason Schwartzman have known each other for years, as both grew up in Los Angeles. Yet despite bustling careers in film and television Listen Up Philip marks the first time they've ever worked together. I asked if their friendship and familiarity with each other made it easier to dig into the caustic arguments of their characters in the film.