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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

X-Men Update: Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Lana Condor, and the New X-Men


The X-Men franchise are saying goodbyes to those who did their time and saying hello to young newcomers. Recently, Jennifer Lawrence and Hugh Jackman have expressed their departures from their roles, while the X-Men universe welcomes its most recently announced newcomer Lana Condor for the role of Jubilee. [hit the jump to continue]

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sony will make Robotech take off

A month ago, we talked about the planned Hollywood live-action adaptation of Robotech. Hollywood Gang, a production company on the Warner Bros. lot run by Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari had obtained the rights to the long-in-development Robotech movie and are eyeing Andy Muschietti, who directed "Mama" to develop and perhaps direct the film. Now, sources indicate that the film has moved to Sony and is now on the fast track there since they see it as a potential franchise. [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, March 28, 2015

First Official DEADPOOL Photo and Synopsis Revealed

Ever since news broke out that the movie is finally being greenlighted, with Ryan Reynolds on the lead, "Deadpool" is looking to be one of the most anticipated superhero/antihero movies, mostly due to a strong fanbase that had been drooling for a Deadpool movie for such a long time. Now, the first official photo that reveals the costume for the title character in the movie has been posted, along with the film's official synopsis. [hit the jump to continue]

Fifty Shades of Grey Sequels Production Delayed

Despite the financial success and critical failure of "Fifty Shades of Grey" Universal Pictures has yet to officially announce production on adaptations of James’ other novels, "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed". In other words, the sequels will simply be delayed. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, March 27, 2015

Idris Elba in talks to be Star Trek 3 Villain

Looks like we're getting our first real good news off the Star Trek 3 project. Idris Elba is in talks to play the Star Trek 3 villain, although there are no details on the role beyond saying he’s the film’s antagonist. This is awesome because Elba has indeed been proving lately how great of an actor he is, and we would like to see more of him, especially in strong characters in big genre films.
Star Trek 3 is set to open July 8, 2016.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor is revealed

This week, we got our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor for the upcoming DC movie "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice". To fans of the genre, it was not really much of a surprise, the character Lex Luthor is indeed expected to be bald.

Here’s what director Zack Snyder had to say about Eisenberg’s rendition of the character:
“He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure, other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course. Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.” [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Russo Brothers will direct AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Just a couple of days ago, Marvel has announced their complete lineup of its Phase Three movies, and among them is the highly anticipated third Avengers movie; Avengers: Infinity War part 1 & 2. Now, Marvel has officially announced that the Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony Russo who directed "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will be directing "Avengers: Infinity War". [hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Short Films of Sigrid Andrea Bernardo at the FDCP Cinematheque this week

Last week, the FDCP Cinematheque screened one of the most recently talked about indie films "Ang Huling Cha-cha ni Anita" by director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo. This week, Bernardos beautiful short films will be screened at the FDCP Cinematheque as well (March 24 to April 1, 2015). The FDCP Cinematheque is located at the B&C Square Building, Solis Street, Iloilo City (near BPI and East West Bank). The Cinematheque is Iloilo's home of quality indie films and art films from the local and international cinema. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mark Millar's Chrononauts hitting the big screen

Writer Mark Millar has been currently one of the hottest names in mainstream cinema what with his various graphic novels and comic book works recently getting the big film adaptation treatment; among them are Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Wanted, with several other coming to the screen as well. Now, another one is adding to that long list and may be destined to be another big hit; "Chrononauts". [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Interstellar" Compaion Film "EMIC" Released Online

Paramount and Google Play have joined forces to bring us a companion film to Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, entitled "EMIC". The short documentary attempts to answer the question of how the Earth will be remembered once mankind has left it behind. [hit the jump to continue]

The Crow Eyes Jack Houston

"The Crow" franchise has been undergoing various low points, from the bad sequels to the bad TV series, to the slow progress of a planned reboot, especially when Luke Evans recently dropped out as lead actor. Now, the project is looking to move forward with some good news; Jack Houston has now been picked to play the role, and it has been confirmed that the movie will be a faithful adaptation of the original Crow storyline.

The original creator of "The Crow" James O'Barr has confirmed that at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, that Jack Huston has definitely been cast for the role and he's really happy with that choice. Additionally, O'Barr also revealed that the film will begin shooting in a couple of months and, once again, made clear that this was not going to be a remake of the 1994 film that starred Brandon Lee. [hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ang Huling Cha-cha ni Anita screens at the FDCP Cinematheque this week


This week at the FDCP Cinematheque, their celebration of Women's Month continues with the screening of the award-winning film "Ang Huling Cha-cha ni Anita" which will be screened from March 17 to 22, 2014, with screening skeds on 3:30 and 5:30 PM on Tuesday to Thursday, and 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 PM from Friday to Sunday, with admission only at P100. The FDCP Cinematheque is located at the B&C Square Bldg., Solis St., Iloilo City (near BPI Iznart).[hit the jump to continue]

Monday, March 16, 2015

"The Ring" Prequel "Rings" coming this November

When the Japanese Horror modern classic Ringu was unleashed internationally in the early 2000s (the original was actually first released 1998), it created a phenomenon that spread in the US as it was remade into the Hollywood "The Ring". Now, the terror is bound to return for a prequel with "Rings" [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Star Wars Spin-off movie entitled "Rogue One" is set on December 2016; Episode VIII set on May 2017

Two big news for Star Wars fans; "Star Wars: Rogue One" will be the title of the spin-off movie coming next year from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards and writer Chris Weitz, and it will star Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) as its lead character. As for the second news, as you all know; Episode VII will be opening this December, and the movie next in line with that chapter "Star Wars: Episode VIII" will have its release date now set on May 26, 2017. [hit the jump to continue]

Disney Officially Announces FROZEN 2

Disney will take us back to Arndelle as it has recently announced that there is indeed going to be a Frozen 2; a sequel which is inevitable considering how extremely popular and a magnificent success the first Frozen movie was. The first film generated nearly $1.3 billion in box office revenue. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sony Kills Genndy Tartakovsky’s Animated Popeye Movie

Regardless of the fact that the upcoming animated "Popeye" movie and the buzz surrounding it have been very positive, Sony won’t be taking Genndy Tartakovsky’s vision any further, The director has recently clarified that he was no longer working on the film. [hit the jump to continue]

La Vie en Rose to be screened at the UPV Cinematheque

Cinema Exmundo and the UPV Cinematheque presents a screening of the 2007 masterpiece about Edith Piaf "La Vie en Rose" this coming March 15, 2015 Sunday, 1:30 PM at the UPV Cinematheque, U.P Visayas, Iloilo City Campus, Infante Ave., Iloilo City. The event will be RSVP to confirm your seats, please send them an e-mail at cinemaexmundo@gmail.com or a text message at 09086790363 if you intend to go and watch it. [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Director Christopher McQuarrie reveals Mission: Impossible 5 Details

Mission: Impossible 5 is looking to be one of the most highly-anticipated movies of this year. This movie franchise which started mellow, and was negatively defined by the extremely awful yet highly-popular Mission: Impossible 2, mildly redeemed by its "a whole lot better" part 3, then completely redeemed when part 4 (Ghost Protocol) came around. Now, the fifth film is set to move forward, now, with a regained integrity. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tim Burton helming Disney's Dumbo

After the success of "Big Eyes" we would have hoped that Tim Burton has gone back to making "real" movies. But then again, you cant shake Tim's choices. Because now, we found out that Tim Burton will be making a live action Dumbo movie.  [hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jazz in Love screens at the FDCP Cinematheque this week

This week at the FDCP Cinematheque, the romantic documentary "Jazz in Love" by Baby Ruth Villarama, will be screened. It will be screened from March 10 to 15, 2015. The FDCP Cinematheque is located at the B&C Square Building, Solis Street, Iloilo City (near BPI and East West Bank). The Cinematheque is Iloilo's home of quality indie films and art films from the local and international cinema.

"Jazz in Love" is a documentary that tells the story of Ernesto “Jazz” Tigaldao, 22, a gay man from Davao, whose dream wedding is within reach, his German boyfriend, Theodor Rutkowski, of eleven months has proposed. They met on Facebook. Because no law allows them to get married in the Philippines, Jazz must fly to Germany and tie the knot there. One of the things that stand in his way is his inability to speak the German language, and to address that he must temporarily relocate to Manila for language lessons, and he needs to pass an exam before he can get his fianc√© visa, thus enabling him to fly to Germany to marry Theo..

Monday, March 9, 2015

Beauty and the Beasts' Gaston and the Beast has been Cast

As many of you already know, Disney is making a "Beauty and the Beast" live action movie to add to their recent live-action remakes of their princess fairy tales (what with "Maleficent" re-imagining the Sleeping Beauty story from its "supposed-villain" point of view, and the upcoming "Cinderella" which just looks like a plain live-action remake of the fairy tale Disney cartoon). Emma Watson is already set to play Belle (the story's Beauty), and now, the cast for its two other major characters have recently been named. "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens will be playing the Beast, while Luke Evans will play the arrogant villain Gaston. Bill Condon, who directed "Dreamgirls" and "Gods and Monsters", is set to helm this Disney live-action.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Wolverine 3 is a Go; with James Mangold back at the helm

The greenlight is lit on the third Wolverine movie! Wolverine 3 (which does not yet have an official title) which will be directed by James Mangold will begin shooting early next year, and is being slated for March 3, 2017.

Of course, Hugh Jackman will be returning as Wolverine. In an interview last 2014, Jackman has said that this third Wolverine movie could be his last appearance as the character. But in an interview with EW last month, he has recanted and expressed that he wants to play Wolverine until he dies, after being inspired by Michael Keaton‘s performance in Birdman. Here's what he said:
"I said to my wife, ‘The moral is that I should never stop playing Wolverine. I’ve got to find a way to keep playing him until I die.’ I know that someday they’ll recast the role with another actor…I’d be happy if the role was eventually recast. It would mean that it had become iconic."

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Toy Story 4 will Not be a Sequel

Even though many of us preferred that the Toy Story saga closed with a marvellous third movie closing for a trilogy that consisted of consistently three great movies. A fourth movie is being developed. But news has come up recently that "Toy Story 4" will not be a direct sequel to the trilogy, but rather; "Toy Story 4" is said to be "taking the franchise in a new direction" and would be a romantic comedy. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, March 6, 2015

Blade Runner will have a Sequel; And Harrison Ford is In

Not only is "Blade Runner" a cult classic turned iconic sci-fi must-sees, it is also one of the most respected masterpieces in cinema history. Now, after three decades, Blade Runner will be getting a sequel; Although Academy Award nominated director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy) is being eyed to direct it, Harrison Ford himself is officially returning as Rick Deckard. [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Oliver Stone's SNOWDEN currently being filmed

The Real Edward Snowden on the right
Edward Snowden is one of the most controversial people in recent times, him being an American computer professional, specifically a former system administrator for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) to the mainstream media in 2013, and is now in hiding. Now, a film is being made about Snowden by Oliver Stone (him being a sort of controversial figure in film himself), who is known for making marvellous films as "Platoon", "Nixon", and "Born on the Fourth of July" to name a few. This film is entitled "Snowden" and it will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the title character. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Drew Goddard will direct Spider-man and all the talk of a Black Spider-man

Drew Goddard who's been known to co-write and direct the phenomenal horror hit "The Cabin in the Woods" has been tapped to write and direct the Spider-Man reboot for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. This clearly seals all the hanging rumors that Sony's "Sinister Six" project is being made. [hit the jump to continue]

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