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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Dance Off Featurette

The ending Guardians of the Galaxy could have been very different. Still not as good as Breakin’…..

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Big Hero 6 Drops to Second

big hero 6In its second week at the box office, Big Hero 6 dropped to second place, being knocked out of the top spot by Dumb and Dumber To. The film earned a little over $36 million domestically this weekend to bring its total to over $111.6 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy continued to bring in money earning over $300,00.

Here’s where everyone stands currently when it comes to “comic” movies in 2014.

Domestic Gross

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $330.5 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $245.4 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233.9 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $208.5 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.7 million
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $191.2 million
20. Big Hero 6 – $111.7 million
21. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
22. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
24. Edge of Tomorrow – $100.2 million
36. Hercules – $72.7 million
45. Robocop – $58.6 million
104. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $13.8 million
124. Snowpiercer – $4.6 million

Worldwide Gross

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.087.4 billion
2. Guardians of the Galaxy– $770.1 million
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $746 million
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $709 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $707.8 million
9. Godzilla – $525 million
12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $474.4 million
14. Edge of Tomorrow – $369.2 million
16. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
22. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $272.9 million
25. Robocop – $242.7 million
26. Hercules – $242.1 million
38. Big Hero 6 – $148.4 million
56. Snowpiercer – $86.8 million
92. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $39.4 million
254. We Are the Best! – $181,000

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League coming in February

Lego_JL_vs_Bizarro_League_ONLINE_CTM_07In the follow-up to LEGO Batman, The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite, the Justice League is newly solidified yet faces a peculiar set of villains when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group release LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 10, 2015. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Batzarro LEGO Minifigure on-pack, while supplies last.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League in Digital HD on February 10 via purchase from digital retailers.

Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Special Features include:

  • LEGO® DC COMICS SUPER HEROES: BATMAN: BE-LEAGUERED TV SPECIAL – Approximately 22 minutes
  • BIZARRO! – FEATURETTE – One part oddity, one part comedic curiosity, Bizarro is a favorite among the characters within Superman’s universe. Take a look at the Man of Steel’s potent, backwards nemesis.
  • BE-LEAGUERED BLOOPERS

Daniel Bruhl Joins Captain America: Civil War

Daniel BrühlMarvel has announced the addition of Daniel Bruhl to the cast of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. The movie is set to come out May 6, 2016. It has not been announced what role he’ll have.

The 36 year old actor has appeared in The Fifth Estate, Rush, Inglorious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum and a whole lot more. He has three other films in post-production, and currently another being filmed.

Bruhl joins Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., and Chadwick Boseman, with Joe and Anthony Russo returning to direct after this year’s hit Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Captain America: Civil War is one of the many films Marvel has announced that will come out between now and 2020, making up their Phase 3 of their movies. The film kicks off that third phase.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing during this rather cold weekend?

Around the Tubes

iO9 – It’s Great We’re Getting A Captain Marvel Movie. It’s Also Not Enough. – Interesting read.

ICv2 – WotC Plans Two ‘D&D’ Storylines a Year – Cool.

iO9 – The Ending That Got Cut From Guardians of the Galaxy – Hmmm.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – All-New Captain America #1

Comic Vine – Batgirl #36

The Beat – Bitch Planet #1

Talking Comics – Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #1

CBR – Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #1

ICv2 – Misfits of Avalon Vol. 1: The Queen of Air and Delinquency TP

CBR – Superior Iron Man #1

Comic Vine – Thor #2

Talking Comics – Wicked + Divine Vol. 1

Comic Vine – Wytches #2

A New Trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

Demo-Graphics: Big Hero 6 vs Interstellar

It’s Monday, and I’m looking at more demographic data via Facebook. For this week I decided to look at this past weekend’s box-office results and see if Facebook good have predicted Big Hero 6‘s victory at the box-office over Interstellar.

When you look at the below stats, I think it becomes pretty clear why Big Hero 6 topped the box-office. Their stats show a much more diverse audience. The film clearly appealed to both men and women, as well as young and old.

big hero 6 vs interstellarIt’ll be interesting to see how each does over the next few weeks and months.

And that wraps up this week’s report.

Big Hero 6 Tops the Box Office

big hero 6Big Hero 6 topped the box office this weekend earning an estimated $56.2 million. It beat Interstellar which came in second with an estimated $50 million. Big Hero 6 is an animated Disney film, but it’s based on a Marvel comic. The film earned an “A” Cinemascore, so it should do well in the theater for quite a few weeks ahead.

Guardians of the Galaxy continued to perform, bringing in an additional $415,000 at the domestic box office. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned around $260,000 more too.

Here’s where everyone stands currently when it comes to “comic” movies in 2014.

Domestic Gross

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $330 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $245.4 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233.9 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $208.4 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.7 million
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $190.9 million
20. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
21. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
23. Edge of Tomorrow – $100.2 million
33. Hercules – $72.7 million
43. Robocop – $58.6 million
44. Big Hero 6 – $56.2 million
102. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $13.8 million
122. Snowpiercer – $4.6 million

Worldwide Gross

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.087.4 billion
2. Guardians of the Galaxy– $7681 million
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $746 million
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $709 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $707.5 million
9. Godzilla – $525 million
123. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $464.1 million
14. Edge of Tomorrow – $369.2 million
16. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
22. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $272.9 million
24. Robocop – $242.7 million
25. Hercules – $241 million
54. Snowpiercer – $86.8 million
58. Big Hero 6 – $79.2 million
92. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $39.5 million
251. We Are the Best! – $181,000

Roddy Piper as been cast in the Alterna Comics feature film, The Chair

roddy piperThe Chair has announced that wrestling legend Roddy Piper has signed on for the part of Murphy, replacing Eric Roberts (scheduling conflicts) while Lew Temple (The Walking Dead) is in talks to play main character Richard Sullivan (formerly cast as Brian Thompson).

Up and comers Brent Anthony, Michael Berthold, and Christian Hutcherson have also joined the iconic cast which includes Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Noah Hathaway (NeverEnding Story), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds), Susan Eisenberg (Justice League Unlimited), Kin Shriner (General Hospital), Ezra Buzzington (The Prestige), and Travis Love (The Walking Dead) – just to name a few.   Indie horror favorite, Chad Ferrin (Someone’s Knocking at the Door, Chop), is set to direct the feature.

The film adaptation of the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, Kevin Christensen, and Erin Kohut has set a date to start production in February 2015 on location in Los Angeles, CA. With a screenplay by Erin Kohut and Peter Simeti. Produced by Crappy World Films and Alterna Comics, Inc.

Movie Review: Interstellar

interstellar-photos-pictures-stillsAfter seeing the first few trailers, I was psyched to finally see director Christopher Nolan‘s new movie Interstellar. Written by Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, the movie is a mess of a film that attempts to do too much, and does none of it well.

The world is dying, and a team must head through a mysterious wormhole to explore worlds that might hold the key the mankind’s salvation. Headed by Matthew McConaughey‘s Cooper, the team includes Amelia played by Anne Hathaway, Doyle played by Wes Bentley, and Romilly played by David Gyasi. The cast also includes Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, John Lithgow, and more. That star power, that directorial and writing pedigree, and the subject, we should have an instant classic. Instead the film is my biggest disappointment so far of 2014.

Where to begin with the issues…. the film can’t decide what it wants to be. Is it an homage to Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant 2001? Is it a visual follow up to Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity? It attempts to be both, and throw in Contact and a little bit of Nolan’s breakout Momento too.

If the film instead focused on one or two items, it could have been brilliant, but instead it’s a muddy mess. At times we see flashes of the horror in space that was 2001. At other times we see what could have been a movng story about family and loss. But, with a twist ending that makes Contact look like a solid payoff, and visuals that fall flat compared to the directorial amazement that was Gravity, and you can see where I’m going with this.

Nolan at times is visually amazing. Nolan often times puts out a fantastic concept, or concepts, that don’t quite pan out in the actual story. As a director and writer Nolan to me is more hype than delivery. The film felt like an art film student given a big budget. He’s a hi-brow Zack Snyder, who also delivers fantastic visuals and stories and characters an inch deep. Nolan is Snyder for the artistic set, who enjoy debating philosophical concepts through movie visuals, and in it all miss the mark and come off as too good for a popcorn blockbuster. Think the counter jockeys of High Fidelity debating interstellar travel and the bending of time and relativity.

Interstellar will be a movie that polarizes folks. They’ll either love it, or they’ll hate it. I’m clearly in the latter.

Direction: 6 Acting: 7 Plot: 5 Overall: 6

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