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'Ant-Man' director: The superhero tale is 'a street-level story... I hadn't really seen' - CSMonitor.com

'Ant-Man' stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a thief who gets a high-tech suit from a scientist (Michael Douglas) and works with the scientist's daughter (Evangeline Lilly) to take down an adversary with some special technology of his own (Corey Stoll). The movie is in theaters now.

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Channing Tatum and Chris Hardwick Got Down on the Best Superhero Selfie Ever | TIME

At the end of Fox’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday night, Channing Tatum (a.k.a. Gambit) and Stan Lee came out on stage to participate in what might have been the biggest superhero selfie ever. The twosome and panel host Chris Hardwick joined the casts of X-Men: Apocalypse (hey, Jennifer Lawrence and Hugh Jackman), Deadpool and Fantastic Four for the pic, which Hardwick posted to Instagram.

“I mean this HAS to be some kind of damn record. Most superheroes on one selfie? Casts of Wolverine, X-Men, Deadpool and Fantastic Four PLUS the Generalissimo!!!” he wrote. Not bad.

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New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Behind-the-Scenes Video Reveals Princess Leia's Return and Much More

New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Behind-the-Scenes Video

The entire Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast reunited at Comic-Con on Friday evening, and spent much of their panel discussing the practical effects that will fill J.J. Abrams’s upcoming film. But you don’t have to just take their word for it, as Disney and Lucasfilm also showed a mouth-watering behind-the-scenes video to showcase the incredible work that is going into the highly anticipated film.

In the video, which you can watch above, we get first glimpses characters both old and new, includingCarrie Fisher’s Princess Leia makes her first Force Awakens on-set appearance.

Video Link:  https://tv.yahoo.com/video/star-wars-force-awakens-comic-035907311.html


ICPL to screen Unsung Heroes July 8

The Iowa City Public Library will screen Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, in Meeting Room A.

This 2014 documentary gives a first-hand look at the women who answered the call to serve and defend their country, sharing their experiences through rare photographs, archival materials, personal memorabilia and on-camera interviews. Called an inspiring story of perseverance and triumph, this film commemorates their courage and strength.

This event is part of the Library's 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program. It is free to the public and popcorn will be provided.

For more information, contact the Library at (319) 356-5200


Arnold Schwarzenegger embraces his aging Terminator as 'Genisys' is set for action - LA Times

"Old, but not obsolete."

That's the refrain a graying, creaky Arnold Schwarzenegger repeats throughout the new "Terminator" film, attempting to reassure his comrades that, though his machinery has aged, he can still get the job done.

The 67-year-old is seeking to disprove similar doubts after suffering a string of box-office flops following his exit from the California governor's office in 2011. On Wednesday, he'll reprise his most iconic role for the fourth time in "Terminator Genisys," the latest installment in the sci-fi franchise that helped to establish the actor as a big-screen action hero in the 1980s.

via www.latimes.com


Jurassic World is $1 billion box office Dino-mite - RTÉ Ten

Jurassic World continues to stomp all over box office records and is on course to become the fastest movie in history to rake in more than $1 billion.

The blockbuster already had the biggest opening day takings ever of $83 million in the US, overtaking Marvel's The Avengers.

Here in Ireland it has already made €1.2 million after just one week in cinemas and is unlikely to be knocked off it's top perch until Pixar's Inside Out is released here in July.

Based on its current performance Jurassic World has a chance of being the highest-grossing release of the year, potentially giving Star Wars: The Force Awakens a run for its money when it is released in December.

via www.rte.ie


Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer Promises Big Laughs in January | NDTV Gadgets

On Thursday night, the first official trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3 released, and the two minute six second trailer had us laughing pretty much the whole time.

Dreamworks studio might not get the same respect as Pixar does, but it's got a number of solid hits under its belt, including the Shrek series, and the How to Train Your Dragon films. And while the company has shown a certain tendency to keep making sequels - Shrek has three sequels, two spin-off movies, and a spin-off series on Netflix - of varying quality, but there too, the track record has been more good than bad. And the new trailer, while short, certainly looks like it will be fun:

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Review: Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Finds the Joy in Sadness, and Vice Versa - The New York Times

Can movies think? This is a longstanding critical question, usually answered in the negative. Literature, the thinking goes, is uniquely able to show us the flow of thought and feeling from within, but the camera’s eye and the two-dimensional screen can’t take us past the external signs of consciousness. We can look at faces in various configurations of pleasure or distress, but minds remain invisible, mysterious, beyond the reach of cinema.

One of the many accomplishments of “Inside Out” — a thrilling return to form for Pixar Animation Studios after a few years of commercially successful submasterpieces — is that it demolishes this assumption. The movie, directed by Pete Docter, solves a thorny philosophical problem with the characteristically Pixaresque tools of whimsy, sincerity and ingenious literal-mindedness.

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Melissa McCarthy’s Spy Scores Weekend Box Office | TIME

The Melissa McCarthy-starring comedy film Spy saw a strong opening weekend, earning $30 million in domestic theaters between Friday and Sunday.

The Chernin Entertainment film, featuring McCarthy as a desk-bound CIA analyst who becomes a field agent, was able to take the top slot despite low ticket sales this summer compared to one year ago, Variety reports. While the weekend marked the third straight decline compared to last year’s numbers, movie theaters are expecting next week’s Jurassic World premiere—projected to earn up to $100 million—to help boost summer ticket sales.

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Earthquake movie San Andreas tops US box office - BBC News

Earthquake disaster movie San Andreas has topped the US box office, taking $53.2m (£35m) over the weekend - allaying fears that audiences in quake-prone regions would avoid seeing it.

The film, which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, knocked last week's top film Tomorrowland, which debuted with $40.7m (£26.7m), into third place.

Pitch Perfect 2 was at number two and Mad Max: Fury Road was fourth.

Avengers: Age of Ultron - 2015's biggest US film so far - was fifth.

via www.bbc.com