Britt Hayes is a writer, movie lover, and sensible sweater enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. She watches too much TV and never eats her vegetables. Her mom is worried about her.
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If you caught video of that big Marvel event from a couple of weeks back, you may have noticed an image in the background during the presentation of a Phase 3 timeline. It looked pretty awesome, and had all of Marvel's official logos along with release dates for their upcoming phase of films. If you were hoping to get your hands on that image, we've got excellent news, fellow superhero nerd: Marvel has officially released their Phase 3 timeline, so now you can look at it whenever you want.
It's being touted as the “definitive chapter” in the ‘Hobbit’ trilogy, and it promises to be the most epic conclusion, culminating in a huge, 45-minute battle sequence. But it's also been quite a journey, with three ‘Lord of the Rings’ films and now ending with the third ‘Hobbit’ film. For this farewell, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will get an appropriately emotional goodbye with an end credits song performed by Billy Boyd, who played Pippin in all three ‘Lord of the Rings’ films. And now you can listen to the end credits song in full before the film hits theaters.
Ever since the earliest screenings of Christopher Nolan's ‘Interstellar,’ there have been criticisms about the film's sound mix—that the dialogue is difficult to understand at times, often overtaken by the sound effects and score. Audiences and critics alike have pondered whether this was a filmmaking error, or a matter of movie theaters not playing the sound correctly, but now Nolan himself has finally spoken up to clarify that the sound is playing as intended, calling the final product “adventurous and creative.”
Honda has decided to take a hint from the film and television industry this holiday season by taking advantage of your nostalgia. The company's new ads feature some of your old pals, like Jem, G.I. Joe, Strawberry Shortcake, Stretch Armstrong, and Skeletor—OK, maybe Skeletor wasn't one of your childhood “friends.” It depends on what kind of kid you were.
Just last month when Marvel announced ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ there was an additional little nugget of news/rumor tucked into that surprising reveal: Marvel was eyeing ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo to helm ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ That's in addition to their responsibilities directing ‘Civil War.’ As it turns out, the rumors are true, and the Russo brothers are indeed the frontrunners to direct the two-part ‘Infinity War,’ which would also confirm what we've known for some time: Joss Whedon won't be back.
Television producer, writer, and creator Glen A. Larson has passed away at the age of 77. Larson's contributions to television include such beloved classics as ‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Magnum P.I.,’ the original ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and he was involved in the development of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man.’ The three-time Emmy-nominated Larson began his career in 1956 as a member of the music group The Four Preps, and transitioned into television, working on the 1966 series ‘The Fugitive.’
The latest poster for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’ is probably the coolest little bit of imagery we've seen for the film since much, much earlier in the marketing. We're thinking way back to those first all-white teasers with President Snow, Peeta, and Joanna, which were very off-putting and weird. There was also that exceedingly stylish poster campaign featuring heroes of the districts, which was unsettling in all its glossiness. Most of the posters and trailers we've seen since have been what we'd expect from a promotional campaign, so it's always nice to see something a little different.
So this is why we don't see Johnny Depp on stage very often (ever?) at awards shows. Last night at the Hollywood Film Awards, Depp introduced the documentary ‘Supermensch,’ about legendary talent manager Shep Gordon, and immediately made it pretty clear that he was not sober-minded. “That's the weirdest microphone I've ever seen in my life,” he slurs—except, you know, it's just a regular microphone.
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is hitting Blu-ray soon, and we've been hearing little teases about the upcoming third film, but let's take a little trip down memory lane back to the first film for a moment with some concept art for an ending that was cut from ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’—an ending that features a haunting homage to the original ‘Planet of the Apes.’ Why was this ending cut? Presumably because the studio wasn't fully committed to making a sequel at this point in the planning stage.
A nice Canadian boy goes down to Colombia with his brother to surf some waves, but then he meets and falls in love with the beautiful niece of a major Colombian drug lord, and decides to join the family business expecting to live happily ever after—because nothing ever goes wrong when you get into the cocaine business, right? The first trailer for ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ is yet another cautionary tale about the dangers of getting mixed up in the cocaine trade, but this time with Josh Hutcherson, surfing, and Benicio Del Toro portraying one of the most infamous drug lords in history.