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Watch: Fantastic, Hair-Raising New Trailer For 'Godzilla'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2014 4:30 PM
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Godzilla
Sorry, "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," "Guardians Of The Galaxy," "Edge Of Tomorrow," "Transformers: Age Of Extinction," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and whatever other summer blockbuster is coming around the corner—in terms of crafting genuine excitement, "Godzilla" has you beat. And you don't need to look any further than this new trailer for Gareth Edwards' blockbuster debut.

First Look: Marvel Concept Art Reveals How Scarlett Witch & Quicksilver Will Appear in ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 19, 2014 11:45 AM
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Scarlett Witch: Concept Art
The Marvel Universe of comics has thousands of beloved characters and many of the A-list heroes have clocked time as members of "The Avengers." The sequel to Marvel's 2012 billion-dollar grosser, "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" will boast at least two new major members from the comics: Quicksilver (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and The Scarlett Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen).

Watch: New Full-Length 'Godzilla' Trailer Rises Out Of The Ocean

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2014 1:00 PM
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Godzilla
"The great thing with a project like 'Godzilla' is that when you’re doing a movie like this that involves a monster that’s so beloved, you suddenly get access to the greatest visual artists out there working today. So I was very lucky in terms of that," director Gareth Edwards told Bloody Disgusting last summer. "...in terms of designing 'Godzilla,' we spent about an entire year just working on that aspect alone. You never quite feel like you have enough time but I wouldn’t change a single thing with the design. I’m so incredibly happy with it."

Review: Unexceptional And Thoroughly Decent 'In Secret' Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac & Jessica Lange

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 7:04 PM
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In Secret
What a tangled web we weave when with heaving bosoms and pained looks of longing we deceive, and Charlie Stratton's adaptation of author Emile Zola's "Therese Raquin" certainly features many scenes of both of those. It's a story that's been brought forth in a number of TV productions and most notably on the big screen in Marcel Carné's 1952 effort, and while this latest attempt at the material doesn't do anything strikingly radical, it does allow the lead trio of Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Lange take thoroughly decent, if unexceptional, material and make it more compelling and dramatic than it has any right to be.

Watch: First Trailer For New 'Godzilla' Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen & Bryan Cranston Roars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 1:00 PM
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Godzilla
If we were to hazard a guess based on the myriad viral images Legendary Pictures has released of their "Godzilla" reboot/redo/do-over, we'd say sinkholes—and ones some world governments believe should be secret—factor in quite heavily in the plot. Or at least the mechanics of what gets the story engine moving. Following the leak of Comic-Con footage in October that made some impressive waves, the official trailer for "Godzilla" is here. Run for cover.

Watch: Oscar Isaac & Elizabeth Olsen Have A Deadly Affair In Trailer For 'In Secret'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2013 1:36 PM
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Therese Oscar Isaac Elizabeth Olsen
This winter we'll be seeing two different sides to Oscar Isaac: first as a folk singer continually on the edge of fame and just barely shuffling through life, and then, as a sexually charged young man who physically and emotionally saves the life of a young woman trapped in an empty marriage. And in both, things don't quite end the way you expect.

Review: Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen & Samuel L. Jackson

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 26, 2013 2:41 PM
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Oldboy
Wook’s 2003 original, and also one reason from many why an American adaptation should have remained a “what-if” scenario. At least Lee occasionally knows which battles to pick: when an eight-armed mollusk does appear—clung to the side of a water tank in a dingy Chinese restaurant—it stays there. As a visual in-joke it works, but we quickly realize the “Inside Man” director is more keen on those filmgoers without a grasp on its significance, blind to the film’s later aberrant twists which, judging from the audible groans of disgust in our auditorium, may number beyond a few.

For The 9000th Time, Elizabeth Olsen & Aaron Taylor-Johnson Are Confirmed For 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Seemingly confirmed repeatedly for the past few months, Marvel is now making it crystal clear in case you had any doubts, reservations or worries: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are the brother-sister superheroes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." Read More »

Review: 'Kill Your Darlings' Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Elizabeth Olsen & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 16, 2013 7:08 PM
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Kill your darlings
When any filmmaker decides to chronicle a largely undocumented or unknown corner of history revolving around famous cultural figures, a question that can raise its head is: what's underneath the surface that compels the director to make the story?

Watch: First Clip Plus More New Footage From Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2013 2:25 PM
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Oldboy
Spike Lee doing a remake of Park Chan-wook's "Oldboy" is a venture fraught with more than one way to fail, and as of yet, the filmmaker has our trust that he can put his own stamp on the twisted revenge story. From assembling a great cast, to teasing out the movie in promising, decent-sized servings, so far what we've seen suggests a distinct take on this story. And with the remake making a presence at New York Comic Con, even more is being shown off as the steady marketing campaign for this one continues.

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