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10 Big Trouble in Little China Facts You Never Knew

All aboard Jack Burton's Pork Chop Express! In a behind-the-scenes special back in the day, John Carpenter described his eleventh film as an, "action adventure comedy kung fu ghost story monster movie" and we couldn't have put it better. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Big Trouble in Little China.

Westworld

Jack Burton carries his belongings in a saddle and wears those crazy boots, which makes sense, considering the character began in the Old West. Instead of looking for the Pork Chop Express, Jack would have been searching for his favorite horse. Big Trouble in Little China was first conceived as a Western, set in 1899 San Francisco. Burton brought meat to the Chinese workers who were building the railroad. The original writers described the tone as Indiana Jones meets Romancing the Stone.

48 Hours director Walter Hill passed on the script, which then went to Buckaroo Banzai director W.D. Richter.
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James Gunn Was Supposed To Shepherd Marvel’s Cosmic Universe

You’ve heard of the McU, but what about the space-set Marvel Cosmic Universe?

Thanks to the likes of Thor: Ragnarok and James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy series, Marvel’s flagship franchise has literally reached for the stars, and the McU’s cosmic side will only continue to grow and evolve in Phase 4… and beyond.

But it’ll do so without James Gunn in its ranks, now that Disney has formally severed ties with the writer-director due to a series of crude and offensive tweets from 10 years ago. This is a situation that is very much still in flux, what with prominent Hollywood figures like Michael Rooker, Dave Bautista and Karen Gillan voicing their solidarity with Gunn, while one Change.org petition is fast approaching 200,000 signatures, as it attempts to sway Disney’s decision. Or, at the very least, rally behind the erstwhile Guardians director as the fallout continues.
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Taika Waititi Is Fan Favorite to Replace James Gunn on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’

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Taika Waititi Is Fan Favorite to Replace James Gunn on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’
The day after director James Gunn was dropped from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise over offensive old tweets, “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi has emerged as the fan favorite to replace Gunn on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.”

On Thursday, right wing Twitter personality Mike Cernovich started posting a series of Gunn’s old tweets, which Gunn soon deleted. Online sleuths subsequently dug up dozens of other old tweets, many from between 2008 and 2011.

Gunn, the co-writer and director of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the writer-director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, apologized late Thursday, but the next morning he was fired outright by Disney. Gunn had previously apologized for the tweets in 2012, shortly after he was hired by Disney. And on Friday, he apologized again and said he understood Disney’s decision to fire him.

Also Read: Disney Drops James Gunn From 'Guardians of the Galaxy
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‘Shazam!’ Trailer: Just Say the Magic Word and You, Too, Might Become a Superhero — Watch

‘Shazam!’ Trailer: Just Say the Magic Word and You, Too, Might Become a Superhero — Watch
Justice League,” “Batman v. Superman,” and other movies based on DC Comics are generally known for being dark and brooding. If the first trailer for “Shazam!” is any indication, David F. Sandberg’s take on the superhero is very much an exception — the eponymous crimefighter is a kid who transforms into an adult superhero whenever he says the word (you guessed it) “shazam.” Watch the trailer, which just premiered at Comic-Con, below.

Zachary Levi stars as Shazam, having previously played Fandral the Dashing in “Thor: The Dark World” and “Thor: Ragnarok”; Asher Anger is Billy Batson, a mild-mannered teenager who gets on the subway one day and encounters a mystical being who endows him with superpowers. This comes as a surprise to both him and his close friend, who go about determining which powers he actually has — and are pleased to learn that he’s been gifted with super strength,
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Shazam! Trailer Arrives Taking the DC Universe in a Wild New Direction

The first trailer for the 2019 DC movie Shazam! was released at San Diego Comic Con, and it looks like a breath of fresh air compared to the darker tones of the other movies in the Dceu. This one has much more of a "Marvel vibe" to it, feeling like a superhero movie that won't take itself too seriously and wants to make the audience have a good time.

Shazam is a rather unique superhero, as he is actually a boy named Billy Batson who has the ability to become a powerful, adult superhero known as Shazam. This helps to give a child-like tone to his comics and his movie, in addition to being able to have great fight scenes on the adult side of the scale. The tone of this movie should be unlike any other superhero movie we have seen before, carrying a unique narrative, and the new trailer
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Marvel Fans Want Thor: Ragnarok Director for Guardians 3

Marvel fans want to see Taika Waititi direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Recently, James Gunn, who directed both of the previous entries in the franchise, was fired by Disney over offensive comments posted to Twitter by the filmmaker years ago. The comments resurfaced, caused quite a bit of controversy and, as a result, Gunn will no longer be behind the camera for the upcoming sequel.

Quite a few people online, such as Dave Bautista, have come out in defense of the James Gunn firing. Despite that, Marvel Studios is going to press on with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 without him. That means, no matter how anyone feels about the situation, Disney and Marvel need to find someone else to man the ship. And, if it has to be someone, it looks like the most popular choice thus far is Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. Here's how Twitter user @harleivy put it.
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Marvel Fans Want Thor: Ragnarok Director To Helm Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

With James Gunn now persona non grata at the House of Mouse, fans have started pondering who could take over directing duties on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. And for once, there’s general agreement, with almost everyone thinking that the obvious candidate by a mile is Thor: Ragnarok director Taiki Waititi. I agree, too, and it seems like a pretty clear-cut decision for Disney for a number of reasons.

For one, there’s the fact that Ragnarok tapped into the same 70’s sci-fi aesthetic that the Guardians of the Galaxy films luxuriate in, from the Jack Kirby-inspired costume, prop and set designs to the rock classics that soundtrack the action scenes. The pair also gel in terms of tone, with both able to make audiences laugh (a lot) while emotionally involving them in the main plot.

In addition, he should be free for the planned shoot in
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Zombies, Vampires, and Killer Clowns Attack Horror Fans in the Trailer for Blood Fest

After announcing that they've teamed up with Fathom Events to bring Blood Fest to more than 600 theaters in the Us on August 14th, Rooster Teeth unveiled another trailer for the meta horror comedy that features a wide range of living nightmares, including zombies, vampires, and killer clowns.

From the Press Release: Get ready for a screaming/laughing/covering-your-eyes, gore-splattered, good night this August when horror-comedy “Blood Fest” comes to cinemas across the nation. Described by Nightmare on Film Street as “an already wild party where someone has spiked the punch,” and with Dread Central noting it “could become the party horror film of the year,” horror aficionados will want to mark their calendars for this one-night event. In addition to the full-length feature, which premiered at SXSW 2018 and screened to raves at the Cleveland, Fantaspoa and Edinburgh International Film Festivals, attendees will also enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access.

Tickets for “Blood Fest
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A Who’s Who In Hotel Artemis…

All you need to know about the A-List cast starring in the upcoming unmissable action thriller.

Jodie Foster

After her breakout role as Iris in Taxi Driver (still one of the all-time greatest child performances), Foster went on to win two academy awards for Best Actress in a leading role, including for her fantastic portrayal of FBI trainee Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. In the 2010s she’s focused more on directing, having directed episodes of acclaimed TV shows Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Black Mirror and the bizarre Mel Gibson drama The Beaver, but you may have seen her in the black comedy Carnage or as the villain in Elysium.

Sterling K. Brown

In 2018, Sterling K. Brown made history by becoming the first African American actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series. With this
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New Evidence Suggests That Loki Survived Avengers: Infinity War After All

The massacre at the end of Avengers: Infinity War often gets most of the attention when discussing the movie, but that doesn’t mean fans have forgotten the major death that kicked off the bloodthirsty blockbuster. When Thanos attacked the Asgardian refugee ship the Statesman, Loki bravely sacrificed himself to save his brother, seemingly completing his redemptive arc that began in Thor: Ragnarok.

Seeing as the God of Mischief has fooled us once before in faking his death though, many Marvel fans aren’t buying that he’s really gone for good. In fact, one individual has now noticed an easily-missed detail about Loki’s death scene in Infinity War that might prove that he survived his tussle with Thanos and it’s not just wishful thinking on our part.

Reddit user @Radkarth has pointed out that Loki’s seen to be right-handed across his many appearances in the McU
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No ‘Game of Thrones,’ No Marvel, No Problem? 11 Burning Questions For This Year’s San Diego Comic-Con

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TV is still king at San Diego Comic-Con International, even though several high-profile titles, including HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Starz’s “Outlander,” are sitting this one out. Nonetheless, plenty of networks and studios are stepping up to the plate to pick up the slack, and there’s plenty of intrigue to be had — including the introduction of Jodie Whittaker as the latest Doctor on “Doctor Who,” a new direction (time jump!) and new moderator (Yvette Nicole Brown!) for “The Walking Dead,” the return of Kurt Sutter via “Mayans M.C.,” and a “Breaking Bad” reunion. Check back all weekend as IndieWire’s West Coast team covers Sdcc 2018 on the ground in San Diego; below, here are some of the biggest questions we’ll be tackling.

Can Comic-Con thrive without blockbuster TV shows like ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Westworld’?

To be fair, “The Walking Dead” and its spinoff series “Fear the Walking Dead
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Did Marvel Hide A Running Star Wars Easter Egg In Phase Three Of The McU?

Marvel fans might know that Kevin Feige and the filmmakers of the McU hid a recurring Star Wars reference in several movies from Phase Two of the franchise, as multiple characters lost an arm, in a nod to the way that Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and more have had their limbs lopped off in the sci-fi franchise. Seeing as we were told about that one though, there’d be no way Marvel would be able to sneak a similar running gag past us in Phase Three, right?

Well, maybe not. Reddit user KYLO733 has noticed that many movies in the third Phase of the McU feature characters being hit by lightning, much like the Emperor’s iconic method of dealing with his enemies, first seen in Return of the Jedi. The handy graphic below points out all the times this has happened in films such as Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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Tom Holland Creeps On Benedict Cumberbatch And Tom Hiddleston At Wimbledon

It’s a weird quirk of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that a bunch of the stars of this all-American franchise are actually as British as they come.

For instance, two of the newest and most popular additions to the Avengers’ line-up, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, are played by two Englishmen in Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch, respectively. Meanwhile, one of the franchise’s longest mainstays, Loki, is portrayed by Tom Hiddleston.

So, naturally, when the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final between Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic came around this weekend, the three acted like good Brits and went to see the game. Though they went separately, Holland couldn’t resist sharing the fact that he also spotted Hiddleston in the crowd.

tom holland, you’re doing amazing sweetie pic.twitter.com/S0EYEvRWC5

— anshe
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'Hotel Transylvania 3' beats 'Skyscraper' to rule North America on $44.1m (update)

Sony’s Hindi-language sports drama Soorma opens at number 26.

July 16 Update: Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation beat Skyscraper from Universal and Legendary to take the North American box office crown with an estimated $44.1m, as Focus Features’ Won’t You Be My Neighbor? became the highest grossing documentary of the year-to-date, and Eighth Grade scored the highest per-site average so far this year.

Featuring a voice cast led by Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg, Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3 arrived in 4,267 theatres. It delivered the lowest debut of the series when the opening weekends of
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'Hotel Transylvania 3' beats 'Skyscraper' to rule North America on $44.1m

Sony’s Hindi-language sports drama Soorma opens at number 25.

Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation beat Skyscraper from Universal and Legendary to take the North American box office crown with an estimated $44.1m, as Focus Features’ Won’t You Be My Neighbor? became the highest grossing documentary of the year-to-date, and Eighth Grade scored the highest per-site average so far this year.

Featuring a voice cast led by Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg, Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3 arrived in 4,267 theatres. It delivered the lowest debut of the series when the opening weekends of the previous
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New Avengers 4 Theory Explains How The Hulk May Return

Just prior to the release of Thor: Ragnarok, at a time when rumors of a possible standalone Hulk film kicked into high gear, Marvel boss Kevin Feige outlined a three-picture arc for Mark Ruffalo’s Avenger, one which would carry over into both Infinity War and the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4.

It is, in essence, a cosmic journey for the Jade Giant, all the while allowing the likes of Taika Waititi, the Russo Brothers and writing duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to deep dive into the at-times fraught relationship between Bruce Banner and his raging alter-ego.

As anyone who’s seen Avengers: Infinity War will tell you, though, the opening moments of the event movie have Hulk get his ass kicked by Thanos, reducing the hero to a shell of his former self. It’s also the last time we see the Incredible Hulk in all his glory. And while we
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Kevin Feige says Avengers 4 is ahead of schedule

With both Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel taking place prior to the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel fans face an anxious wait to see what comes next after Thanos’ snap, with Avengers 4 – rumoured to be titled Avengers: End Game – still some nine months away from release.

Nevertheless, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has provided Birth.Movies.Death with an update on the status of the next Avengers outing, revealing that editing is underway and things are moving ahead of schedule.

“We’re just starting the edit,” said Feige. “The Russo brothers have worked on their cut, and we’ve been together in the editing room for a couple weeks now, so it’s very early days. But it’s much earlier than usual, right? Usually we’re still filming. Captain Marvel comes out in March, while this one comes out in May and we’re already starting.
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Sorry to Bother You Review: A Weird Yet Important Masterpiece

Sorry to Bother You Review: A Weird Yet Important Masterpiece
Sorry to Bother You, the directorial debut of artist Boots Riley, is one of the most unique films to ever hit the market. This wacky movie starts out like the insane comedy it was marketed as, showing a humorous look into the gruelling work telemarketers deal with every day, and then jumps into some more important material. Plenty of metaphors towards slavery, racism and dehumanizing other humans appear throughout the course of the movie, with each connection becoming more and more clear throughout the story.

Before we get into the deeper stuff, let's talk about the fun things that worked in this movie. Right off the bat, the movie was hilarious, showing some truly horrible managers hiring on the desperate hero of the story, Cassius Green (pronounced "Cash Is Green"). While the managers were obnoxious, they were played phenomenally by their actors, actually standing as some of the highlights of the first half hour.
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The Breaker Upperers: Check Out A Pair Of Clips From The Hilarious SXSW Hit

Writer-director-stars Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek had a genuine festival hit on their hands when their debut feature The Breaker Upperers premiered at SXSW. The presence of Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do In Shadows helmer Taika Waititi as an executive producer certainly didn't hurt the film in terms of exposure but, really, this is succeeding purely on the enormous strengths of the creative duo at its core because these are a pair of funny, funny, Funny women. The premise is simple - Sami and van Beek play a pair of friends operating a business breaking up couples for cash - and they work it incredibly well. Netflix have picked up international rights for those of us outside of Australia / New Zealand but...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Extended Avengers: Infinity War Blu-Ray Trailer Heralds The McU’s Crowning Achievement

The McU’s crowning achievement is headed to Blu-ray and DVD – but not before Avengers: Infinity War becomes available on Digital HD later this month.

On July 31st, Marvel’s biggest ever movie ($2 billion worldwide) will be available to take home, and in the wake of yesterday’s incredible Blu-ray teaser, the Powers That Be have rolled out an extended version along with the confirmation that, yes, Infinity War‘s digital release will come packing a 30-minute director’s roundtable involving eight of the McU’s filmmakers: Jon Favreau, Joss Whedon, James Gunn, Ryan Coogler, Peyton Reed, Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi and Joe and Anthony Russo, the brains behind Avengers: Infinity War.

That particular featurette will see Marvel’s dream team reflect on “how their movies contribute to the McU’s larger storytelling adventure,” and will no doubt be a must-watch for any passing fan of this hard-wired movie machine.
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