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 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

THURSDAY, JULY 17

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON---plot information and the first official photo were released.
Villain Ultron was originally part of Tony Stark's crime-fighting robots known as the "Iron Legion". Ultron seeks world peace by destroying those who are its biggest opponents---mankind. He says to the Avengers, "I know you're 'good' people. I know you mean well… but you just didn't think it through… There is only one path to peace… your extermination." Chris Hemsworth added, "It's not the good version that could've come from [Stark's] intellect and personality. It's the bad son."





THE WALKING DEAD---Robert Kirkman commented on Season 5, "I think the coolest thing about coming back to season 5 is that we really hit the ground running. What I mean by that is that we very quickly deal with the situation that we left them in — this trapped, victim situation where they’re kind of at the mercy of the people of Terminus...News is already out that Seth Gilliam has been added, and we’re bringing in new characters like we always do, and I think season 5 is going to be our best season yet. I think when people finally see the premiere, they’ll see what I’m talking about."
He added about Seth Gilliam, "He’s playing a character that’s very integral to the future of The Walking Dead. Who he is is possibly a very large hint to where the story is gonna go, if you’ve read the comic book series. So, we are playing that as close to the vest as the spy photos will allow, but all will be revealed very soon."

CAPTAIN AMERICA---beginning in the October comic book, Sam Wilson will be the new Captain America. For the movies, this could mean Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) or Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) could be the next Captain America when Chris Evans' contract expires.

THE DOVEKEEPERS---Cote de Pablo (NCIS) stars in this CBS miniseries based on the novel about four women connected during the siege of Masada in 790 AD. De Pablo will play Shirah, “a sensual, mysterious and fiercely independent single mother with uncanny insights and a quiet and mysterious power. She is derided by many as the ‘Witch of Moab,’ as she covertly practices forbidden ancient rites of magic and is keenly knowledgeable about herbal remedies." THE BIBLE team of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are the producers.





UNIVERSAL MONSTERS---Universal Pictures is developing a common movie universe for its classic monsters similar to the universe Marvel Studios created for its superheroes. Alex Kurtzman (STAR TREK, TRANSFORMERS) and Chris Morgan (FAST AND THE FURIOUS) are creating the Universal universe for Dracula, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Wolf Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Invisible Man and the Phantom of the Opera. The first movie in the new universe will be THE MUMMY reboot in April, 2016.





THE FANTASTIC FOUR---Kate Mara's representative claimed Mara was misquoted when she said about the reboot movie, "I've never been a fan of comics, I've never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn't necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn't do it because the plot won't be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions. The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it's very exciting to be part of a movie like this."
Her rep said Mara meant to say the reboot movie will be based on the entire canon of The Fantastic Four and not one comic.


MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL---Deborah Ann Woll (TRUE BLOOD) will play Daredevil's love interest, Karen Page, in the Netflix series.





TARZAN---synopsis released for the David Yates (HARRY POTTER) movie starring Alexander Skarsgard (TRUE BLOOD) and Margot Robbie (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) and Christoph Waltz (INGLORIOUS BASTERDS):

"It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie) at his side.
Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash."

UGLY BETTY---Vanessa Williams said she was sexually molested when she was 10 years old by an 18-year-old woman who was a family friend, "She told me to lie down on the floor. She took my bottoms off and she said, 'Be quiet,' She went down on me. I had no idea what it was, but I knew it felt good and I knew I shouldn't be saying anything and I didn't tell anyone."

FOUND---horror movie based on the novel about a bullied fifth grader who discovers his older brother is a serial killer. Premiere is August 15.

POWERS---Susan Heyward (THE FOLLOWING), Max Fowler (THE KILLING) and Adam Godley (BREAKING BAD) star in this Sony PlayStation Network series based on the graphic novel about two homicide detectives who investigate murders involving people with super powers.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

There was a common universe for the Universal monsters, it was The House Of Frankenstein & The House Of Dracula, both a lot of fun. But anything that keeps the old Universal monsters alive & popular is fine with me, & may help in getting the sequels released in HD. I'm one of the few that really enjoyed The Wolfman remake, the Blu of that really does look stunning.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Wonderful news indeed. There is something nice and warm about this. It has the feeling that as we old soldiers will pass on, the tradition will live on in the future, for other generations, I am not going to question will these features be as good as the ones of the past, that is not relevant to the point here. But like one generation passing on the legacy of BASEBALL to another generation. it is about something that is timeless. People will come and go but the creative art will live on and on. NICE VERY NICE. Fitting it will be UNIVERSAL.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Wonderful news indeed. There is something nice and warm about this. It has the feeling that as we old soldiers will pass on, the tradition will live on in the future, for other generations, I am not going to question will these features be as good as the ones of the past, that is not relevant to the point here. But like one generation passing on the legacy of BASEBALL to another generation. it is about something that is timeless. People will come and go but the creative art will live on and on. NICE VERY NICE. Fitting it will be UNIVERSAL.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I'm one of the few that really enjoyed The Wolfman remake, the Blu of that really does look stunning.

I'm another. You could freeze almost any part of the film and frame it on the wall.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I'm one of the few that really enjoyed The Wolfman remake, the Blu of that really does look stunning.

I'm another. You could freeze almost any part of the film and frame it on the wall.


Agreed! To me it really felt like a love-letter to the style and feel of the Universal monsters. And the score is the tops- easily my most-played Elfman score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

I wish Universal well with its newest monster mash, but I can't say I have much hope for it. I remember when I saw the first MUMMY "re-make" that, at a certain point, when the title character had not yet appeared, I looked at my watch and then whispered to my companion, "If this was the Karloff original, it would have been over by now."

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Well, you can add me to the growing list of appreciators of The Wolf Man. I too loved it. Good old fashioned monster movie in the classic style. The bit where he runs along the rooftops and howls at the moon is inspired and was everything I wanted it to be!

Terrific, and the first movie I bought on Blu-ray.

 
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