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It's no secret how much I love Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. I saw the film at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June and I don't believe a day since that I haven't referenced it or even thought about it in some way. Hands down it is my favorite film of the year. Needless to say I've been dying to talk to the people who made the film and at this year's Comic Con I got just that opportunity, invited to participate in a roundtable interview with the film's director.
Garfield cited Todd MacFarlane's run with the comics plus the new Ultimate Spider-Man as incarnations of the character that inspired him, while Webb admitted he was initially skeptical about rebooting the Spider-Man franchise so soon
Eric and Katey soldiered through their exhaustion-- and in Katey's case, a seriously hoarse voice-- to bring you one last video wrap-up from the Con, going over both the highlights of Saturday's Hall H panels and a general overview of how the Con went in general
On Sunday morning, while Kelly liveblogged the Glee panel, I took to the show floor to take one last round of costume photos, with attendees still as eager to pose and be photographed as they were on Day 1. Some highlights in this batch include a Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers couple, a lady Captain America in a very short skirt
Hereís the first ever trailer for Knights of Badassdom, as it debuted at the San Diego Comic Con today. The movie stars the greatness of Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, Summer Glau, and True Bloodís Ryan Kwanten in the story of three friends to go LARPing and accidentally summon a real demon.
As you can see in the press conference video, Nicolas Cage is a weird quote machine. He delivers a few beauties about cobras, compasses (?) and the difference in portraying a live-dead man in Drive Angry and a live man possessed by a demon. I'd explain it better if I understood what the hell he was talking about
The Snow White and the Huntsman panel just ended at the San Diego Comic Con, and weíve got things to show you. The movie stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White, but itís not Snow White as youíve ever envisioned her. Think Snow White in battle armor. Actually, donít just think it, check out the first ever pic.
Kristen Stewart was livelier and more engaging than ever during Thursday's panel for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, so now she's giving another panel a shot, about to take the stage for her next big film, Snow White and the Huntsman
In the gallery you will find over than 40 pictures I took just a little while ago while navigating the giant floor. Some of my personal favorites include lazy Spider-Man, Ryu vs. Wolverine, old-school Magneto and Ash (who actually appears twice. See if you can find him!)
Not every movie here at Comic Con has a presentation at Hall H, but that doesnít mean that there isnít some cool stuff to show off. This morning I was invited by Summit Entertainment to a presentation about The Darkest Hour, a new sci-fi film directed by Chris Gorak and produced by Timur Bekmambetov.
Superman is about to arrive at Comic Con. No, there's still no panel for Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel, but Henry Cavill, the actor newly cast as Clark Kent, is about to take the stage for his next film, Tarsem Singh's sword and sandals epic Immortals
Iím having a hard time taking photorealistic chimps run amok seriously, in most of the footage from Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Maybe the Fox marketing team has sensed that as a problem, because yesterday at Comic Con they unveiled two minutes of wall to wall angry Ape attack footage from the film.
Hereís more evidence that David Tennant is completely awesome. Yesterday at Comic Con audiences were shown an extended clip from his new movie Fright Night, and now that clip is online complete with a fully awesome little introduction by Tennant.
Francis Ford Coppola, the 72-year-old director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, is pretty much the opposite of your typical Comic Con audience. And yet, he's up onstage in the gigantic Hall H, captivating the crowd by wearing an Edgar Allan Poe 3D mask
If you logged into Cinema Blend at any point yesterday, you may have noticed that I was on a live blogging spree. There were a total of 10 movie panels in Hall H on Friday and I sat through every single one and reported every juicy detail. When live blogging, however, because everything is happening so fast, it becomes hard to share my actual thoughts on what's going on. That's why we have the wrap up.
There are a lot of reasons to love Conan OíBrien. Not only is he the funniest late night host on TV, but heís always stood up for what he thought was right and has no problem throwing shit in the face of people who are doing him wrong. Not unlike many superheroes.
Damon Lindelof is very close to cementing himself as a true geek god. In addition to being one of the co-creators of Lost, he also had his hand in the incredible J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot in 2009, on which he served as producer. Only helping is the fact that he was asked by Ridley Scott, the iconic director of Alien and Blade Runner, to script the long-awaited Alien prequel.
Cinema Blendís own Kelly West spent time with Piranha 3D star Paul Scheer earlier today at Comic Con and practically attacked him for answers. He played coy at first, but after some wild guesses at the fate of co-star Ving Rhamesí character, he confirmed one of her stabs in the dark was spot on.
There arenít very many superhero movies at this yearís Comic Con, but this one certainly qualifies. With the release of the trailer last week, people are incredibly curious about what Sony will be bringing to Hall H with The Amazing Spider-Man panel and, lucky for you, Iím safe within the rooms four walls to report all of the tasty details.
We just heard from Colin Farrell on the Fright Night panel, but now itís time to switch gears and head towards the science fiction genre. In a remake of the classic Paul Verhoeven film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Farrell will be playing the new version of Quaid who, instead of going to Mars, has to deal with a futuristic society...