Best of the Week: Comic-Con Leftovers, Martin Scorsese's Childhood Passion Project and More

Best of the Week: Comic-Con Leftovers, Martin Scorsese's Childhood Passion Project and More

Aug 01, 2014

The Important News

Last weekend at Comic-Con, we got first wind of the following announcements: The King of the Monsters will be joined by three fan favorite creatures in Godzilla 2. If that's not enough giant beasts, Universal is also making a King Kong prequel set on and titled Skull Island.

The main cast of Ant-Man and their characters -- including Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp -- were revealed during the Marvel Studios panel. Oscar winner Chris Terrio (Argo), who is scripting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, will continue his work for the DC movies with Justice League.  

Edward Scissorhands is getting a sequel in comic book form. So is Django Unchained, and he teams up with Zorro. So is Galaxy Quest, and there might be a movie sequel, too.

Also we got our first looks at Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a battle scene concept for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and stills from Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

While all that was going on, pseudo-superheroine movie Lucy crushed mythical superhero movie Hercules at the box office.

In other news, Warner Bros. is making a movie franchise out of the Dragonriders of Pern books. Jamie Foxx is going to play Mike Tyson in a new biopic. Some of your favorite filmmakers are pressuring Hollywood to keep film stock alive. Bruce Campbell is getting his own film festival. And this sounds like it woulda come out of Comic-Con but we can expect Avengers 3 in 2018. 

Check out all the new movie posters that debuted this week. And here's the first poster for Tarantino's Hateful Eight.

And feast on a first look at Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda: A Love Story.


The Videos and Geek Stuff

Trailers: Tusk, Mad Max: Fury RoadThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Red Band), The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, See No Evil 2, Atari: Game Over, The Maze RunnerNight at the Museum: Secret of the TombFrankInto the WoodsIntersteller and Stonehurst Asylum

And here's a roundup of the best trailers of the week plus a special Comic-Con trailers edition. Hey, have you seen this year's most watched movie trailer?

More Comic-Con wrap-ups full of posters, toys, videos and cosplay pics: Best of day two; stuff you may have missed on day two; stuff you may have missed on day threemovie poster gallery; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lair and vehicle galleryvideos of the best panels; and a music video showcasing the best costumes

We reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy in comic strip form. Can you guess where the name of the spaceship from Guardians of the Galaxy comes from?

Check out this test footage for the Deadpool movie that never happened. Watch Guillermo del Toro tell Robert Rodriguez how to make a movie monster. Watch the Rock help an interviewer get revenge on some high school bullies. And watch James Franco and Jimmy Fallon play a movie synopsis game.

Here are all the Marvel movies ranked by you. Now watch a montage of every Marvel movie Easter egg

Before Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn made another superhero movie featuring a crude-talking raccoon.

Another reason to rewatch Fritz Lang's Metropolis: here's the version with an all-star '80s electronic music score. Does this mockumentary prove Stanley Kubrick faked the Moon landing? 

Read the letter Tom Hiddleston excitedly wrote to Joss Whedon after reading the Avengers script. Look at the storyboards for a Roman epic conceived by an 11-year-old Martin Scorsese. Watch Brian Cox teach you how to write the perfect film novelization.

Watch the Schmoes review Guardians of the Galaxy. And discuss the top five sci-fi movie franchises.


Our Features

Up for discussion: What movie won Comic-Con? Who has had the better movie career, the Rock or Scarlett Johansson? What was the last trailer to change your mind on a movie?

Our resident geek also expertly ranked the winners and losers of Comic-Con, while our resident comic book cinema expert defended Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman look. Our resident sci-fi expert argues that Guardians of the Galaxy is the movie Green Lantern should have been.

A detailed look at Guardians of the Galaxy's perfect soundtrack. A more detailed look at the few badass talking animals in movies. A close-up look at posters for sci-fi comedies (can you guess them all?).

We asked writer-producer Ari Handel which was the more difficult Darren Aronofsky movie to get made, Noah or The Fountain.

Here's our guide to everything hitting VOD this week, and what's new on Blu-ray and DVD. Make sure to study our August Movies Calendar, too. 






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