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Movie Review: Brigsby Bear

The show “Brigsby Bear Adventures” is a children’s television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope. When the series abruptly ends, Pope’s life changes forever as he sets out to finish the story line himself. To do that, he must learn how to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about.

Brigsby Bear
PG-13

2017 ‧ Drama film/Comedy ‧ 1h 40m
86% Rotten Tomatoes
7.6/10 IMDb
64% Metacritic

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Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow Photo: Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures/Peter Mountain/Pirates of the Caribbean

Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow Photo: Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures/Peter Mountain/Pirates of the Caribbean

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Your Netflix hunting just got so much better. Turns out, there are a ton of secret movie categories on Netflix, and there’s an easy hack for finding them. To access one of the hidden categories, you’ll just need to type out the following in your browser:

http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/CODENUMBER

So, for instance, 67673 is the code for Disney, so to see all the movies in that category, you’d type: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/67673

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Not only won’t happen, Scott says it was never that close to happening. His Covenant and whatever comes after it will be the only development in the Alien universe for a while.

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J.K. Rowling always surprises us with the amount of detail she poured into Harry Potter, and it feels like every day we learn something new about the series. Reddit user SunshineallDay’s fan theory provides more evidence of how much Rowling hid in her books.

It might be hard to catch when you’re first reading, but look a little closer and you’ll see it. The fun Easter egg shows how Hermione’s character learned Wizard Baruffio wasn’t the most intelligent in The Sorcerer’s Stone from Professor Flitwick. Later in The Order of the Phoenix, Harry and Ron are tempted to drink Baruffio’s Brain Elixir before their O.W.L.s, but Hermione clearly recalls their lesson and pours the drink down the toilet. An image from the books highlighting these two passages is below.

It’s a good thing Hermione confiscated it before you could buy it, Harry from harrypotter

Image Source: Reddit user sunshineallday

As if we needed another reminder of how sharp Hermione is! Really, what impressed us most about this is Rowling’s memory — and that we can keep rereading the books and find more fun coincidences like this.

 

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Movie Review: Ice Age Collision Course

 Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

Ice Age: Collision Course part five of the successful digital animation series, begins in the beginning. The very beginning. Scrat, the prehistoric, squirrel, animal thing that has his heart set on cracking a giant acorn is in deep space.  Scrat’s breakout appearance in Ice Age (2002) made him the uncontested star of the series. His futile attempts to crack his acorn are reminiscent of the golden age of animation, not old fashioned but fast paced, slapstick, physical comedy. His wild, crazy, starving, nervous energy never gets old and the succulent insides of the acorn continues to be out of his reach.

At times I think, “Is it the movie or me?” This is one of those times. Digging around the internet to see what other reviewers had to say I came across this jewel . It really did make me laugh out loud.

In Ice Age: Collision Course, an asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to destroy its inhabitants. After 15 minutes of watching this moribund, unimaginative sequel, I was rooting for the asteroid.

Me too Mr. Tremblay, me too. I did have to Google “moribund”. Merriam‑Webster definition is: no longer active or effective : close to failure. : very sick : close to death. That does describe how this sequel feels.

Scrat’s bumbling lands him in a frozen cave, crashing with his acorn into an abandoned spaceship. Astrological history begins to happens after he is flung around space trying to stay in the spacecraft while maintaining control of the acorn.

Spoilers below the cast gallery.

Ice Age: Collision Course continues with Scrat’s very own version of the big bang, barreling through space ultimately creating our solar system and endless space debris.

Life on snowy prehistoric earth, has been good to our old friends: Sid the neurotic lisping ground sloth (John Leguizamo), Diego the grumpy saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary), and Manny the woolly mammoth (Ray Romano).  Ellie (Queen Latifah) and Manny’s daughter, Peaches (Keke Palmer), is now engaged to Julian (Adam Devine). It doesn’t take long to find out, fifty’s sitcom style, that Manny and Ellie are not happy with their future doofus son-in-law. The sitcom continues with Ellie being disappointed that Manny had forgotten their anniversary.

Scrat, still floating around in space, sets off a meteor shower with one very large purple-flaming rock speeding toward earth. Their sitcom problems are forgotten when the realize they need to find cover. Then the story becomes a tangle of  subplots and characters.

Buck, the one-eyed weasel voiced by Simon Pegg, returns from the third “Ice Age” film, to explain what is happening and how they can stop it.  Using a 2001: A Space Odyssey monolith as his map, he guides them to the valley where meteors have wiped out previous species that inhabited the earth.

  • Opossum twins, Crash voiced by Sean William Scott and Eddie voiced by Josh Peck, discover static electricity and become one of the highlights of  the film.
  • Too sophisticated for children to dull for adults.
  • So many subplots so little time. It was disorganized.
  • 50 minutes in Grandma Sloth kidnapping is laugh out loud funny.
  • Wonderful cast and some good lines.
  • The mammoth courtship and marriage was just stupid.

 

Ice Age: Collision Course has so many subplots and characters that you may need a score card.

Is the acorn smaller?

 

 

 

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

The Nothing has called Gmork again, and it’s up to Bastian, Atreyu and the luckdragon Falkor to stop it all.

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The NeverEnding Story, is a 1984 West German-produced English language fantasy movie based on the Michael Ende  novel of the same name. It is one of the most beloved stories of all time.

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Entertainment will bring the film to select theaters for a special two day event.

Details from the Fathom Events website is listed below.

Date: Sunday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 7

Time: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)

Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (approximate)

Ticketing: Tickets are available by clicking on the orange “Buy Tickets” button. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema.

Special Fathom Feature: Featuring a special introduction from film critic Ben Lyons and the featurette “Reimagine the NeverEnding Story.”

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Entertainment bring the beloved film, The NeverEnding Story back to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event on Sunday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 7.

The NeverEnding Story tells the story of Bastian (Barret Oliver) who, on his way to school one day, ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a book called “The NeverEnding Story,” Bastian begins reading it in the school attic. The novel is about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by “The Nothing,” a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book, he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him in order to survive.

With this 1980s fan favorite, audiences will rediscover the magic and mystery as it was meant to be seen on the big screen.

This film is rated MPAA-PG. Bonus content not rated.
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 ‘Jaws’ screenwriter Carl Gottlieb discusses writing classic
film and behind-the-scenes book.

Long before there was “Sharknado,” there was “Jaws,” the classic 1975 monster movie about a killer great white shark terrorizing a small New England resort town. Growing up in Rhode Island, I can attest that the impact of that film had a dramatic effect on how we spent summers at the beach: “Don’t go in the… Read the rest of this entry

SAN DIEGO, CA – Actors William Shatner, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn attend the ‘Star Trek’ panel during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast: New Ship Captain May Be A Black Woman, Bryan Fuller Hints

Nothing definitive about the cast of Star Trek: Discovery has been confirmed, but what little we do know points to a black woman helming the new Star Trek show and its ship, the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031. Bryan Fuller and Heather Kadin, two of the executive producers on Star Trek: Discovery, confirmed during the Star Trek Comic-Con… Read the rest of this entry

(L-R) Paul Feig, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Steve Higgins attend AOL Build Speaker Series:’Ghostbusters’ at AOL HQ on July 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)

You’re 100 Percent Wrong About ‘Ghostbusters’

Why do ghosts need to be busted anyway? Who decided to make Ghostbusters once, much less twice? And is there any way to capture Ray Parker Jr.’s eponymous theme song in one of those paranormal fly-catchers Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis used in the 1984 film and exterminate it for good? I won’t see… Read the rest of this entry

 A life-size Godzilla head is seen through a window of the ‘Gozilla View Room’ of Hotel Gracery Shinjuku at Kabukicho shopping district in Tokyo. The Godzilla is a main feature of the new commercial complex comprising a 970-room hotel, movie theaters and restaurants.. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Godzilla: Resurgence’ U.S. Release Date This Year, New Origin Story Coming To Theaters

Funimation announced during their 2016 San Diego Comic-Con panel that they will be distributing the next Toho Godzilla movie, Godzilla: Resurgence (Shin Godzilla in Japan). And while they didn’t give an exact U.S. release date, Godzilla: Resurgence will make it to theaters in late 2016. “Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring… Read the rest of this entry

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Actor Tom Hiddleston, star of such films as “The Avengers”, “Crimson Peak” and the upcoming Hank Williams biopic “I Saw The Light” will appear at the upcoming Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia.

Hiddleston will attend on Saturday, June 4th only and will join other Marvel stars Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan at the convention.

More information and tickets can be found on the Wizard World website at http://wizardworld.com/comiccon/philadelphia.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" photo copyright Marvel Studios

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” photo copyright Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. The production will shoot at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord;  Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,”  “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket;  Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (“Oldboy”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “The Drop”) and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”).
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
The Cast of "The Night Manager".  Photo copyright BBC.

The Cast of “The Night Manager”. Photo copyright BBC.

 

The BBC brings a contemporary adaptation of John le Carre’s popular espionage drama “The Night Manager” to tv screens with a stellar cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and Olivia Coleman.

The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) and detonate the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade.

To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander) and the allure of his beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, he must first become a criminal himself.

The BBC recently spoke to Tom Hiddleston about this exciting new project:

 

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine in "The Night Manager".  Photo copyright BBC.

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine in “The Night Manager”. Photo copyright BBC.

 

” I play Jonathan Pine who, at the beginning of the story, is a lost soul. He is the night manger of a 5-Star hotel in the ski resort of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, living an almost monastic life, literally and figuratively buried in snow, silence and darkness. I think he is a mystery to all men and to himself – the uniform and the face he prepares to meet others is a mask that protects him from having to know who he is. Behind an immaculate three-piece suit, immaculate tie, polished black shoes and impeccable manners, he almost has no character because he is filled with guilt and shame because of what has happened in his past. He is a former soldier who has served two tours in Iraq, so though he has disbanded from the military, he is still a serviceman – he is just serving in the hotel now as opposed to in the army.

I was sent the first episode by my London agent, telling me that Simon and Stephen Cornwell – John le Carré’s sons – were seeing who might be interested in a television adaptation of The Night Manager. I read the first episode, and from the very beginning, I was completely hooked into the story and the character. I fell in love with it immediately.”

 

The series will air on BBC starting on the 21st of February and on AMC in the US starting on the 19th of April. Check your local listings for details.

 

 

 

 

Viggo Mortensen on the Laura Flanders show.  Photo copyright Link TV

Viggo Mortensen on the Laura Flanders show. Photo copyright Link TV

 

Actor and Activist Viggo Mortensen will appear on the Laura Flanders show on January 29th at 9pm to talk about justice in the Middle East and founding his publishing house, Perceval Press.

The Laura Flanders show airs nationally on DirecTV 375 and DISH 9410 or check your local listings for details.

Daniel Radcliffe Receives a Star

Actor Daniel Radcliffe of the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise fame received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Daniel only being 26 has a many acclaimed roles under his belt. Starting acting at the young age of 7, he’s gone from being a Wizard to singing on Broadway. On top of his acting career, Daniel has made an impact with his various charity work.

Daniel was presented the star by Director Chris Columbus, and TV Host Chris Hardwick.

CFM News was on scene to catch the moment.

Daniel Radcliffe’s latest project is Victor Frankenstein which is in theaters November 25, 2015 (Thanksgiving).

(L to R) Aja (HAYLEY KIYOKO), Shana (AURORA PERRINEAU), Jem (AUBREY PEEPLES) and Kimber (STEFANIE SCOTT) in “Jem and the Holograms”.  As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Photo Credit: Justina Mintz / Universal Pictures

(L to R) Aja (HAYLEY KIYOKO), Shana (AURORA PERRINEAU), Jem (AUBREY PEEPLES) and Kimber (STEFANIE SCOTT) in “Jem and the Holograms”. As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Photo Credit: Justina Mintz / Universal Pictures

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ Jem and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up series, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), the musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis. Jem and the Holograms, based on the iconic Hasbro animated TV series, is written by Ryan Landels and produced by Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for SB Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro Studios.

Stars Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston at the New York Premiere of Crimson Peak.  Photo copyright Universal Pictures

Stars Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston at the New York Premiere of Crimson Peak. Photo copyright Universal Pictures

 

Guillermo Del Toro’s long awaited scary flick Crimson Peak opens this weekend in the U.S. and the stars have been out and about promoting the film.

The film, which shows that in the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.

The film had a star studded New York premiere this week with historic Bergdorf Goodman store also doing a fantastic Crimson Peak theme for their window displays.

Star Tom Hiddleston talks about the displays courtesy of Screen Slam:

 

 

Crimson Peak opens this Friday in theatres across the U.S.

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Sebastian Stan at 2015 Salt Lake City Comic Con.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Sebastian Stan at 2015 Salt Lake City Comic Con. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

 

Even though the Salt Lake City Comic Con is only three years old, they have proved that they can bring the star power and provide fans with a fantastic experience.

Fans were particularly excited to see Sebastian Stan who is known in the Marvel Universe as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier in the Captain America Franchise.  Stan participated in photo ops and autograph sessions with fans and spoke before a capacity crowd of 4,500 plus fans who were all excited to hear any information about the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” film.

 

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Stan joked that he really wasn’t able to say anything about the film as Marvel has snipers at every appearance waiting to strike if they reveal any information.    He said that Captain America was really the first comic book he read and he was really excited to be a part of the franchise.  He was one of the last to find out that they were making “Captain America: the Winter Soldier”.  He was at San Diego Comic Con and a friend called him and said that the new film was going to be called the Winter Soldier and that is how he found out the news.

Stan said in the new film that he spends a lot more time on-screen with Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon) and they had a really good time filming together. He also joked that he talks a lot more in the upcoming film instead of the brooding looks that he was known for in “the Winter Soldier”.

 

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In the comic books, Steve Rogers is killed and Bucky and Sam take over being Captain America, respectively.  Stan was asked if the films followed suit, would he rather see Bucky or Sam take over as Cap? Stan quickly answered “Myself” with a grin.  “I’ll say this: They sure like to dangle a cheese in front of my nose a lot. They’re like ‘Oh yeah, that’s where you pick up the shield,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ve heard that one before. There it is again.’ But I don’t know. If I could say one thing, if anyone can have anything to do with it, to make it happen, is you,” he added referring to the fans in attendance. He also joked that having Anthony Mackie as Captain America would be like having Biff from “Back To the Future 2”.

 

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A couple of fans asked Stan some questions in Romanian and he answered them in Romanian leading the moderator to joke that he gave away the plot to “Civil War” to them in Romanian.

An adorable young fan asked how he survived the fall off the train in the first Captain America film, “What happened was…..” Stan said “I was trying to break my fall with my left arm and I kinda like wasn’t really able to do that, so I fell and knocked my head on a rock.  And the next thing I know I woke up and  there were like a bunch of lab coats around me. ”

 

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Stan also spoke about his friendship with Chris Evans, “We stay in touch here and there. Once in a while we run into each other, like we will in a few hours.  I may not see Chris for a few months, or I might not see him for a year or two, but it always picks up where it left off”.

Sebastian Stan was charming and seemed genuinely pleased to see all of the fans that had traveled out to see him at the 2015 Salt Lake City Comic Con.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chris Evans at Salt Lake City Comic Con.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Chris Evans at Salt Lake City Comic Con. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

 

Superheros were in full force this past weekend at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City as the 2015 Salt Lake City Comic Con swept into town.  The event, which ran Thursday – Saturday brought thousands of fans into one place for autograph signings, photo ops and panels and the ability to shop for every sort of fandom item one can imagine.

Marvel stars were out en masse at the event, which included Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, but none got a bigger reception than Captain America himself, Chris Evans.

 

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Evans participated in two days of photo ops with his fellow stars as well as solo ops and autographs, which were sold out in a matter of minutes.  The Saturday panel was in such high demand that the event had to hold a lottery for seats in which those attendees wanting to attend the panel had to register online and were notified via email if they would be guaranteed a seat.  This was a fantastic idea as it made the process run very smoothly and those who didn’t have a ticket were available to attend other panels or events.  The huge overnight – two-day – stand in line forever and still not get in lines that we often see at the San Diego Comic Con were completely eliminated.  (are we listening SDCC??)

 

Chris Evans with Salt Lake Comic Con creators Bryan Brandenburg and Dan Farr and the Captain America Harley Davidson.  Photo Copyright Salt Lake City Comic Con.

Chris Evans with Salt Lake Comic Con creators Bryan Brandenburg and Dan Farr and the Captain America Harley Davidson. Photo Copyright Salt Lake City Comic Con.

 

Evans came onstage to see the hand painted Captain America Harley Davidson motorcycle which was featured at the event and did some quick photo ops sitting on the bike.

 

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Evans said he was excited to be doing his first-ever solo panel at his first fan event which wasn’t promoting a particular film “”I’ve done Comic Cons before, but it’s usually work-based,” Evans said. “You’re promoting a film, or for a specific reason, just getting rushed around. Getting to sign things and take pictures and hug people, you feel it.”

 

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Of course fans wanted to know about the upcoming film “Captain America: Civil War”.  “Obviously there is a lot I can’t say”, said Evans “it’s so tricky with Marvel.  It’s so hush-hush and on the QT.  I have a real, real deep love for the Russo’s (who directed the film), there is something about them that I really respond to.  All of the footage I’ve seen so far….you don’t wanna say, you don’t wanna jinx it….but I feel like it’s the best one”.

Evans joked that the one comment he had heard the most over the two days was “I thought you’d be bigger”, which got a lot of laughs from the assembled crowd.  He went on to say that “the next thing I’m doing, I’m not supposed to have muscles.  So I don’t have to go to the gym, it’s been great”.  He will play a former philosophy teacher in his next film, “Gifted”.

 

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He spoke about his anxiety about taking on the role of Captain America, “When I first started this job, I was really nervous about it and very apprehensive.  I think a lot of people do this in life, you manage to focus only on the negative. I don’t know why that’s a human trait”, says Evans “I spent the first couple of films trying to process how this could hurt me, how I could not handle this, how this could be a mistake or a regret.  And now that we’ve had a few movies in this its been nothing but positivity. By Cap 2 or Avengers 2, somewhere in there I really started to settle in and appreciate it.  And now I’m just so happy, I feel like I leak gratitude.”

Fellow Captain America star Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon/Sam Wilson in the films joined Chris onstage and fans and the moderators tried to get more info about “Captain America: Civil War” out of the pair.  In the film, the superheroes are asked to sign accords, which would govern their actions and hold them accountable, which creates a schism between Cap and Iron Man, forcing their powered friends to choose sides.

 

Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans,  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans, Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

 

“Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who’s always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn’t trust anymore. Given what happened in Cap 2, I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own,” Evans said. “And these are understandable concerns, but this is tough, because even reading the script, you think I think I agree with Tony in a way, and I do agree that to make this work, you do need to surrender to the group. It can’t just be one person saying this is right and this is what we’re going to do.”

“But Cap has his reasons, he certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest,” Evans added. “This is a tough thing. This is what made it so interesting while we were filming, and it’s hopefully what will make the movie great is nobody’s right, nobody’s wrong. There’s no clear bad guy here. We both have a point of view, which is akin to most disagreements in life and politics.”

Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell and Anthony Mackie at Salt Lake City Comic Con.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell and Anthony Mackie at Salt Lake City Comic Con. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

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“Agent Carter” star Hayley Atwell made good on her threat to crash Evans’ Q&A running in and hugging the star from behind while grabbing his chest, a trait that Evans himself is well-known for, sending the crowd into a frenzy.  Evans later recorded a Dubsmash video for the Agent Carter/Agents of Shield Dubsmash war that the two shows have had going for months.

 

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Evans took a few more questions from the audience before he had to leave to attend his photo-op and autograph sessions, leaving Anthony Mackie to continue on with the panel, but more about that later!

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The Salt Lake City Comic Con starts next week but great new guests are still being added!  Keeping with the Marvel theme, the con has just added Captain America star Anthony Mackie to the line-up.  Mackie is probably best known as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon in the Captain America films, but has credits in such films as “The Hurt Locker”, “8 Mile” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”.

Mackie joins fellow Marvel stars Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Hayley Atwell at the Salt Lake City Comic Con which runs September 24-26 at the Salt Palace.  Photo ops and autograph tickets for Mackie go on sale this Friday at noon.

Visit http://saltlakecomiccon.com/ for more info and to buy your tickets.

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Fans of the Avengers series of films can now catch Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” early in digital formats thanks to Disney Movies Anywhere.

Disney Movies Anywhere allows consumers the ability to watch the Digital HD version of their favorite films on any device via Itunes, Google Play and Walmart’s VUDU and will soon be available on Roku and Android.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” comes with a special bonus “Connecting the Universe” feature which you can’t get anywhere else.

Fore more info, visit www.disneymoviesanywhere.com or in your device’s app store.

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The 2015 Salt Lake City Comic Con is approaching fast and one of the cooler items on display will be the Captain America Harley Davidson Motorcycle, which is making it’s debut at the event.

The brainchild of Rawtin Garage, a custom paint shop in Salt Lake City,  the bike was a fun task to take on.  “The Harley-Davidson Softail Slim is the perfect platform for a bike worthy of a superhero, retro styling and one of a kind Harley sound,” said the Rawtin team. “We were excited to work on the Captain America Fan Art bike as we’re huge comic con fans. We knew right away that we wanted to do old school comic book style art yet still have flow to the entire bike. ”

The motorcycle was commissioned to coincide with the appearance of Chris Evans, Captain America himself, on Saturday, September 26th at the Salt Lake City Comic Con.  The convention’s founder, Dan Farr is especially excited for the actor and the fans to see the finished product “I’m so excited about this new marketing vehicle, and especially for Chris Evans to see it, when he comes to our event on September 26. We are so pleased the community has been as excited as we are about his upcoming appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015, and this bike is great evidence of that.”

The motorcycle will be on display all three days of the convention.  For more information on the bike or to get your tickets to the event, check out http://saltlakecomiccon.com/slcc-2015-tickets/.

 

 

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Photo copyright Salt Lake City Comic Con.

 

The Salt Lake City Comic Con starts at the end of this month and great guests are still being added.  Just announced to attend on Friday of that weekend is actor Sebastian Stan.  Stan is probably best known as James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes in the “Captain America” franchise.  His other roles include “Rikki and the Flash”, “The Martin” and “Black Swan”.

Stan will appear at Salt Lake City Comic Con on Friday, September 25th at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.  Photo Ops and Autograph tickets will go on sale Friday, September 4th.  General tickets and information can be purchased at http://saltlakecomiccon.com/slcc-2015-tickets/

 

Article by Suzanne Philips

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Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow at D23 Expo. Photo copyright Disney.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow at D23 Expo. Photo copyright Disney.

 

One of the best loved Disney franchises in recent years has to be Pirates of the Caribbean.  Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow is iconic and people all over the world love that character and the films.

Disney is currently in production on “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and at the recent D23 Expo in Anaheim, Johnny Depp made an appearance in full Captain Jack persona.

 

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Photo copyright Disney.

 

Depp came onstage eating grapes and began to throw them to the audience who were absolutely delighted to see the star in costume.

 

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Photo copyright Disney.

 

Although there was no footage shown from the new film, a major announcement that Orlando Bloom would be reprising his role as Will Turner in the franchise was met with thunderous applause.  Will Turner is a beloved part of the earlier films and the franchise has certainly not been the same without him, so this was a welcome announcement.  Also returning will be Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa. David Wenham (Lord of the Rings) and Javier Bardem (Skyfall) will also be joining the cast.

 

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Photo copyright Disney.

 

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will hit theatres in July of 2017.