Movie Blog Archives - May 2012

May 2012 Archive

Best of the Week: Sofia Vergara in 'Machete Kills,' Plus 'Dark Knight Rises' and 'Amazing Spider-Man' Trailers

By: Derrick Deane on May 4, 2012 at 4:41PM Comments (1)

Sofia Vergara is in talks to join the ever-growing cast for Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills. Also, check out the new Amazing Spider-Man and Dark Knight Rises trailers and Kevin Spacey as a Chinese superhero.


Weekend Chatter: Was 1982 the Greatest Summer Movies Season of All Time?

By: Sean OConnell on May 4, 2012 at 2:23PM Comments (23)

The Avengers officially kicks of the 2012 Summer Movie Season, which has us thinking about the best summer seasons of the past. Right now, 1982 looks like the finest season in recent memory (E.T., Blade Runner AND The Road Warrior). But what is your all-time favorite summer movie-going experience. Share yours (and find out mine) in today's Weekend Chatter!


The Five: Things I Learned from Sitting in a Theater for 17 Hours During Marvel's Movie Marathon

By: Derrick Deane on May 4, 2012 at 1:57PM Comments (9)

Yesterday, I put myself through the wringer with the ultimate test: the Marvel Movie Marathon, 17 hours of movie madness in a 250-seat theater in Los Angeles. Here are five things I learned during my marathon experience, which began on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and concluded just before 3 a.m. on Friday.


You Guess How Much ‘Avengers’ Makes This Weekend

By: Erik Davis on May 4, 2012 at 1:46PM Comments (10)

Sound off and let us know how much you think The Avengers will make its opening weekend!


Marc Webb Reveals the Visually Dazzling 'Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer

By: Derrick Deane on May 3, 2012 at 4:01PM Comments (5)

Director Marc Webb talked to a select group of journalists, including us, to shed a little more light on the new Spidey flick, and unveiled the trailer...which you can see right here.


Should Joss Whedon Direct the Inevitable 'Avengers' Sequel?

By: Sean OConnell on May 3, 2012 at 11:25AM Comments (33)

We're days away from Joss Whedon's The Avengers finally reaching theaters. But of course, we've already begun looking ahead to The Avengers 2, which is teased at the end of this weekend's blockbuster. Should Whedon return to the franchise that he has kicked off with a bang? Would he even want to? We discuss.


Avengers Showdown: Nick Fury vs. Hawkeye – Tell Us Who Wins and You Could Win Fandango Bucks!

By: Derrick Deane on May 3, 2012 at 9:42AM Comments (221)

This contest is now closed. It was a close Showdown, but Hawkeye topped Fury 113-88, with two draws. Check back tomorrow for a new Avengers Showdown!


The Avengers Put the "Action" in Action Figure

By: Tara McNamara on May 3, 2012 at 9:34AM Comments (1)

The Avengers, which is the ultimate superhero movie – is a film fanboys, moviegoers, kids and parents can all love without reservation. Director Joss Whedon manages the impossible: he puts all of these unbelievable characters of lore into our modern-day world in a way that’s believable, but not realistic – an important distinction to parents.


Alamo Drafthouse Guide (5/3-5/9) The Time Has Come to Avenge the Alamo!

By: Brian Salisbury on May 3, 2012 at 9:29AM Comments (1)

The Drafthouse jumps into Marvel madness as they showcase their Avengers marathon - all five of the recent Marvel movies leading up to a midnight screening of The Avengers! Also screening, Jurassic Park, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Reservoir Dogs with special guest Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen).


Interview: Tom Hiddleston Talks 'Avengers' Humor, Drama, and Where Loki May Go in 'Thor 2' (Exclusive)

By: Todd Gilchrist on May 2, 2012 at 11:50AM Comments (3)

Fandango chats with Tom Hiddleston at the Los Angeles press day for The Avengers. In addition to discussing the prospect of pushing his character forward after Thor, he addresses where Loki might go in Thor 2, and examined the similarities between roles in huge blockbusters like this one and those in the smaller films that will get bankrolled because of it.


New on DVD: 'Haywire' (Plus Giveaway!)

By: Stacie Hougland on May 1, 2012 at 2:15PM Comments (56)

Steven Soderbergh brings his slick, cool style to this action pic and puts real-life MMA fighter Gina Carano at the forefront of it, bringing the smackdown to the likes of Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender with ease. Want it? Win it! Plus, what else is new on DVD today.


Fanboy Fix: Updates for 'Chronicle 2,' 'Daredevil' Reboot and 'Hulk' Movie, Plus More 'Avengers' Pix

By: Derrick Deane on May 1, 2012 at 1:50PM Comments (1)

While the final trailer for The Dark Knight Rises snuck online last night, a few other superhero properties are in the works. Check out updates on Chronicle 2, the long-rumored Daredevil reboot and the potential of another solo Hulk movie. And yes, since this is a Fanboy Fix post, more Avengers pics.


'Once' the Musical Tops Tony Award Nominations with 11. Which Other Offbeat Indie Hits Would Thrive on Broadway?

By: Sean OConnell on May 1, 2012 at 12:54PM Comments

Once, the Broadway musical based on John Carney's indie romance, leads all Tony Award nominees with 11 nods. Which got us thinking: Which other indie gems would thrive on The Great White Way? Let us know (and check out our all-time favorite from scene … sure to brighten your day!) 


Rihanna, Luke Evans Rumored for Villain Role in 'Fast & Furious 6'

By: Derrick Deane on May 1, 2012 at 12:22PM Comments (11)

The Fast & Furious 6 casting doors continue to revolve. Rihanna is the latest name to be attached to the film. She'll reportedly play a villain and secured the role with her "impressive" performance in the upcoming sci-fi action flick, Battleship. Does the addition of Rihanna to the Fast franchise make you more or less inclined to see the new film?


Tom Cruise to Star, Produce Re-Imagined 'Van Helsing' from 'Transformers' Writers

By: Derrick Deane on May 1, 2012 at 11:46AM Comments (13)

Universal continues to dig through its vault of movies to find titles to reboot/re-imagine/remake. The latest project comes in the form of Tom Cruise as Van Helsing and a script from the guys who wrote Transformers, Cowboys & Aliens and the Star Trek movie. Are you interested in seeing what the writing duo can cook up and do you buy Cruise as Van Helsing?


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