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It's summer, summer, summertime, time to sit back and unwind, as The Fresh Prince once rhymed. Iron Man, Wolverine, Superman and Hit-Girl are suiting up and the AC is pumping as studios trot out their big guns, eager to put butts in the seats with big stars, bigger explosions and lots of numbers after titles.
That's right, nearly a third of our list is sequels, there's even more that didn't make it, and that doesn't even count the reboots and potential franchise-starters in store as we dive headfirst into our glistening pool of summer movie bliss. Get More »
The future is filled with robotic body horror in "Elysium," the new sci-fi thriller from writer-director Neill Blomkamp ("District 9"). Taking place in 2154, "Elysium" is the name of a massive off-planet space station that houses the rich and privileged whilst the poor working class slaves away on a desolate Earth.
Matt Damon plays Max, a working stiff who gets exposed to radiation while on the job (you don't know that from the trailer; we know it from the footage that was shown last summer at Comic-Con). His only hope of survival is getting the high-tech medical treatment reserved for the residents of Elysium, so he gets grafted to a mechanical exoskeleton (for some reason) and looks to infiltrate the highfalutin off-world colony.
Blomkamp's working with a bigger budget here, and his pal Sharlto Copley gets to play the bad guy this time around. We're definitely curious about this one, but unfortunately it doesn't look half as special as "District 9" — really, it looks like just another big, loud, expensive sci-fi movie with an A-list star, a la this month's "Oblivion" and June's "After Earth." Don't lose your street cred, Neill!
Check out the trailer above, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. "Elysium" opens Aug. 9.
And so it was that the Planet Fanboy completed another revolution around its spherical gaseous furnace called "Sol" (short for Solomon) and, behold, there was another year.
It was a good one, this 2012, but 2013 looks like it might have it beat. Why's that, you ask? Because a new falafel guy just opened up a block from me. You think I'm jesting, but you haven't tasted his garlic tahini habibi sauce. Also: there are some dynamite Fanboy film properties coming down the pike. Here are the ones that, should you even consider not seeing on opening night, you'd best charter the first available shuttle to Planet Poseur. Get More »
Man, 2012 was a pretty darn good year for films, right? "The Avengers," "Lincoln," "The Hunger Games," "Silver Linings Playbook," seriously, we could go on and on, as this past year has been one of the best in recent memory.
And that has us even more amped up to see what Hollywood does for an encore. Sure, 2013 has some pretty big shoes to fill, but there are always news movies to see, new adventures to experience, new stars to meet and new pop culture obsessions waiting to be born.
So with that in mind, we've put together our list of the top 50 Movies We’re All About in 2013. Because last year is just so last year. Get More »
There are some questions that humans have been asking for thousands of years: What is the meaning of life? What happens when you die? What is art?
We added one more burning question to that list at Comic-Con 2012: Is there a three-breasted hooker in "Total Recall"? It's a question that could have baffled us for years to come, but luckily the cast of "Total Recall" gave us the answer so we don't have to wait until the movie comes out on August 3.
Watch the video above for some shocking revelations, shocked reactions to this question and, oh yeah, some (not so shockingly) hot stars.
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If there was one victor among the movies paneling at San Diego Comic-Con this year, it'd have to be … Marvel. Or was it "Man of Steel"? Or maybe "The Hobbit"?
Another Con's in the can, and we've emerged with new intel on a handful of high-profile mega-movies. There weren't necessarily any groundbreaking casting announcements this year, but first footage from movies like the new Superman flick, "Oz: The Great and Powerful," "Pacific Rim" and "Elysium" had fans and bloggers buzzing big time.
Check out the biggest movie scoops below. What we should add, #16: Getting in line at 7 a.m. does not guarantee you entry into the con's marquee venue (Hall H). Not even for a 6 p.m. panel. And yep, we learned that the hard way. – By Bryan Enk and Kevin Polowy
I've got a box of Clif Bars, a toothbrush and some unread issues of the "New 52." I'm ready for the lines, odors and sunstroke of San Diego Comic-Con.
This will be my sixth visit, so in Con years that makes it... I dunno, my hundreth. All I know is that, every year, I swear it will be my last, then I return. It's like that scene in "Black Hawk Down" when Eric Bana, exhausted from the fight, runs back into enemy territory to continue rescue operations. Only, you know, a little more heroic.
There are dozens of movies (and shows and comics and web series) that'll be pitched at SDCC. Here are the ten I'm most excited about. Get More »
Now that he's lost his Bourne identity, A-lister Matt Damon has decided to channel the spirit of Yul Brynner to keep his head in the game. Yes, Good Will Hunting has gone bald, and the result is pretty badass.
According to AceShowbiz, some cunning photographers snapped pics of Damon on the Vancouver set of "Elysium," where he's playing an ex-convict of the tough-as-nails variety living in a future society with a very strict class hierarchy. We might guess his character is close to the bottom of that society, and none too pleased.
The film, Neill Blomkamp's hotly-anticipated follow-up to sleeper hit "District 9," has also just teased us with a look at said future via a fake website for "Armadyne," which promises it's "building a better world" which includes "zero-g welders, mega-structure engineers, quantum networkers and experts in zero-g coupling." That last part sounds pretty kinky. We're in. Get More »
Another person is going to know the secrets of Neill Blomkamp's next movie before we do.
We know that "Elysium," Blomkamp's ultra-secret follow-up to his stunning debut, "District 9," has to do with some struggle between humans and aliens. And one of those humans will be played by Diego Luna, according to Variety.
Luna will be playing the role of Julio, the best friend of Matt Damon's character. The cast also includes "District 9" alum Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Jodie Foster. Get More »
We'll get a glimpse at a brave new future world in just a little under two years.
Sony Pictures has set a release date for Neil Blomkamp's highly anticipated second feature, "Elysium." According to Heat Vision, the high-profile sci-fi film will be released just in time for spring break on March 8, 2013. Get More »