Best of the Week: Ben Affleck As Batman, Summer Movie Podcast, Everything 'Godzilla,' and More

Best of the Week: Ben Affleck As Batman, Summer Movie Podcast, Everything 'Godzilla,' and More

May 16, 2014

The Movie News

The above is the first official (but brightened for clarity) image of Ben Affleck as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel.

Sigourney Weaver says she'll "transform" in the Avatar sequels. Hugh Jackman says the next X-Men and Wolverine movies will probably film back-to-back. Speaking of X-Men, Channing Tatum will indeed be Gambit in a stand-alone movie. First-time director Roberto Orci has been given the job to direct Star Trek 3.

Kickboxer is getting a remake. Tom Hardy to star in Kathryn Bigelow's next movie. Here's a rundown of all the news out of Cannes. Matt Damon expected to star in Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi movie The Martian.

Legendary Pictures is rumored to be making a Namor movie. Richard Linklater to direct a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.


The Geek Stuff

Read Stanley Kubrick's beautiful answer to why life is worth living.

If Frozen had been made by Tim Burton. Speaking of, here's the animated films that got Tim Burton his job at Disney. See some rare concept art of when Mel Gibson was almost Wolverine.

The stars of The Avengers are trying to help a dying man get his last wish.

The discussions: Best Comedy Movie Centered on a Baby? Top three giant-monster movies?


The Videos

Trailers and Clips: Jupiter Ascending, And So It Goes, Edge of Tomorrow, Ninja Apocalypse, V/H/S: Viral, Deliver Us from Evil, Lucy, Interstellar, Foxcatcher

See a behind-the-scenes clip of Joaquin Phoenix dropping Samantha off a building in Her.


Our Features

We started a Summer Movie Podcast. First topic: Why Neighbors is the comedy of the summer, plus the buzz on Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Our interviews: Wolf Creek 2 director Greg McLean tells us about making his brutal, brutal sequel; Ti West and AJ Bowen shed new light on their latest movie, The Sacrament; Chris Patt tells us about Guardians of the Galaxy.

Did you know Thor and Iron Man once fought Godzilla? Speaking of, here are 10 monsters Godzilla should fight, and his 10 greatest monster battles, and we reviewed the movie in comic strip form. We compare the careers of Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, and list a bunch of movies that should actually be remade as often as possible.

The Schmoes review Godzilla and Million Dollar Arm.

Here's our guide to the new movies hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week; and here's the new VOD guide. One of our comics gurus picks five Marvel characters that should never be in the new MCU. These are the greatest taglines in horror movie history.




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