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UK Superhero Fans To Get 'The Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron' First, Before U.S


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Marvel have confirmed that the sequel to their astronomically successful Avengers film, ‘Age of Ultron’, will hit UK shores before The US gets its hands on it. 

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be out in the U.K on April 25, 2015

“Avengers #AgeOfUltron UK & IRE release moves forward to April 24 2015 - #ONEYEAR to go!,” read the Tweet, exactly one year before Brits will be able to catch the ensemble superhero performance. 

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron": New And Improved (Maybe) Scarlet Witch And Quicksilver Character Design Revealed


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The Scarlet Witch of the Marvel cinematic universe doesn’t look too faithful to her comic book counterpart, but fans should probably still be glad that she and brother/co-conspiritor Quicksilver are making it into the movie franchise. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver make regular appearances in the comics and it will be interesting to see how Joss Whedon and co. bring them into the Age of Ultron plot.
For now, those interested will have to settle for the concept art for the two characters, which was recently revealed in the ABC special Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe. The designs for the two characters might have some hardcore fans up in arms, but generally, they look appropriate for the Avengers movie going crowd.

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Elizabeth Olsen has been chosen for the role of Quicksilver.

Quicksilver’s look doesn’t seem to have undergone too many changes, but then it’s hard to make a more basic version of a blue bodycon outfit and windswept hair. So the cinematic Quicksilver will resemble a Fantastic Four team member, without any of the uniform details. Disappointingly, it looks like the design team has also done away with his trademark white lightning across the chest (as well as the white hair,) but other than that, there hasn’t been much tweaking here.

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James Spader To Be The Voice, And Possibly Body, Of Ultron


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James Spader acting in a Joss Whedon-directed superhero movie – few things could delight a nerdy comic book/film fan more than this. The actor has just signed on to play the villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Entertainment Weekly reports. Three-time Emmy winner James Spader playing a killer psycho robot? That sounds pretty excellent.

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Spader as Ultron - what do you think?

According to an EW interview with Joss Whedon, the character is going to be a sort of moving, rather aggressive HAL – that is, an artificial intelligence with a god complex, who is angry at his creators and ultimately bent on destroying the world. In classic Joss Whedon fashion, if we might add. Longtime fans of Whedon’s work would know that the director/screenwriter does leans towards the complicated troubled types quite heavily in his work.

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James Spader Taking On Ultron In 'Avengers 2' - No Spanking, Just A Touch Of World Domination


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Avengers: Age of Ultron has one of its titular characters in the form of James Spader. He will play the evil super-robot Ultron, who wants to use his powerful abilities to destroy all of humanity. Not a cool guy.

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Spader, who has won three Emmy awards for his role as attorney Alan Shore in both Boston Legal and The Practice, recently appeared on the big screen in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and will star in upcoming NBC crime thriller The Blacklist as a mastermind criminal. The character of Ultron will be stripped down somewhat to make him a viable movie villain.

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James Spader - NBC TCA Summer Press Tour held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Saturday 27th July 2013

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James Spader - NBC TCA Summer Press Tour - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 26th July 2013

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James Spader - 2013 NBC Upfront Presentation - Arrivals - New York City, NY, United States - Monday 13th May 2013

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Lincoln - Trailer Trailer


'Lincoln' will show the last four months of President Abraham Lincoln's life as he campaigned for freedom before he was tragically assassinated in 1865. It will reveal in detail the extent of his conflict with various members of the cabinet over his decision to abolish the slave trade towards the end of the American Civil War. His very close success in the House of Representatives over the proposition of the Thirteenth Amendment which outlawed slavery is portrayed as one of the most crucial steps in his work against the trade. The last months of his life also saw him fail to negotiate an end to the War and saw the Union's ultimate victory.

This drama-fuelled biopic is the important story of one of the most influential and inspiring presidents of the United States that have ever been in office. It has been based on some of the biography 'Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln' by Doris Kearns Goodwin with an adapted screenplay by Oscar nominee Tony Kushner ('Munich') and the directing genius of the legendary Steven Spielberg ('Jaws', 'E.T.', 'Jurassic Park', 'Schindler's List', 'War of the Worlds') who wanted to show Lincoln 'at work' and not just 'posing for the history books'. Spielberg has described the former president as 'arguably the greatest working President in American history'. The movie is set for release in the UK on January 25th 2013.

Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones , Michael Stuhlbarg, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Sally Field, James Spader, Julie White, John Hawkes, David Strathairn, Bruce McGill, Hal Holbrook and Adam Driver.

Shorts Review


OK
This hyperactive adventure may keep children giggling at the sheer chaos on screen, but it'll wear out older viewers looking for something that actually holds the attention.

Toe Thompson (Bennett) is a lonely kid in school, picked on relentlessly by the school bully Helvetica (Vanier) and her big brother Cole (Gearhart). They're the children of Mr Black (Spader), owner of the monolithic company that employs everyone in town, including Toe's parents (Cryer and Mann). Then Toe finds a mysterious rainbow-coloured rock that has the ability to grant wishes. After passing through the hands of his schoolmates Loogie and Nose (Gagnon and Short), the town is awash in walking crocodiles and giant boogers. And Helvetica is about to get her hands on it.

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James Spader - Sunday 16th September 2007 at Emmy Awards Los Angeles, California

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James Spader and Fox Sunday 16th September 2007 20th Century Fox TV Emmy party Los Angeles, California

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Pretty In Pink Review


Excellent
The youth of today -- the kids just entering their teens -- will they regard Molly Ringwald as a teen dramedy princess, or will she be known as a B-list queen of cheesecake horror films?

Pretty in Pink stands out as the perennial ladies' favorite from the Brat Pack era, with Ringwald turning in an unforgettable role (and role model) as a poor girl named Andie who takes care of dad (Harry Dead Stanton playing a stereotypical drunk), makes great grades (and her own clothes), all while finding herself pursued by no fewer than three guys. The real competition comes down to a war between the rich kid (Andrew McCarthy) and Andie's fellow poor-boy (Jon Cryer, whose wannabe hipster "Duckie" has become a legend of the era).

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The Watcher Review


Bad
Keanu Reeves, get thee back to The Matrix as soon as possible.

Following one of the most pitiful title sequences I've ever seen, The Watcher actually proceeds to become one of the most pitiful thrillers I've ever seen. And that takes some doing... but let me tell you how.

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Sex, Lies, And Videotape Review


Excellent
Steven Soderbergh didn't just launch the whole movies-with-all-lowercase-titles craze (as it's commonly written), he also launched the '90s rebirth of independent cinema with this singular effort. Mostly a chatty drama about sex in various levels of perversion, the film's momentum comes from the sudden arrival of a sexually dysfunctional James Spader, who throws a wrench into the lives of the other three principals -- a married couple and the wife's sister, engaged in a sad love triangle. Earnestly acted and expertly directed by Soderbergh in his major directorial debut, the film is a piece for film students and cinema fans alike.

Crash (1997) Review


Very Good
Kinky sex? Intentional car wrecks? Extreme underground perversion? A year and a half of fuss and controversy for this? You betcha!

Crash is one of the more disturbing movies I've seen in my lifetime, and although I enjoyed it on an aesthetic level, I find it difficult to recommend to the masses, and I think you'll see why in a minute.

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The Music Of Chance Review


Very Good
Quirky doesn't even begin to describe The Music of Chance, based on a Paul Auster novel and directed by Philip Haas (Up at the Villa). It all starts simply enough: Two men (James Spader and Mandy Patinkin) lose a poker game and decide to sell themselves into indentured servitude, building a rock wall for Charles Durning, in order to settle the bets. Patinkin sings, Spader gets beaten up and sports a mustache, the two learn a bizarre lesson about, er, something. Strangely compelling, it's hard not to get sucked into this one, even if you can't figure out why.

2 Days In The Valley Review


Excellent
If you've seen the trailer, the #1 question on your mind about 2 Days in the Valley must be: Is it a Pulp Fictionrip-off, or is it a bad Pulp Fiction rip-off?

Well, the answer is this: Yes, it's a shameless Pulp Fictionrip-off (more like Pulp Fiction meets Short Cuts), but it's actually quite entertaining, in its own quirky little way.

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Stargate Review


OK
When did I miss the event that made Stargate worthy of an "Ultimate Edition" DVD, complete with director's cut? I guess that MacGyver-starring TV show thing is more popular than I thought.

Anyway, if you're unfamiliar with Stargate, the story is pretty straightforward. Military types unearth a big metal ring encoded with Egyptian hieroglyphics, then import a kooky archeologist (James Spader) to figure out what it does -- which, within 30 minutes, involves the opening up of a portal to another world, millions of light years away.

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Less Than Zero Review


Terrible
I am probably one of about five people in the world who got this, but, in Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho there is a conversation that takes place in a video store relating to why the clerk should know who Jami Gertz is. Patrick Bateman mentions something about her being in a Diet Coke ad. Being an avid fan of Ellis, I know that American Psycho was written in about 1988. So, based on the fact that the adaptation of his 1985 novel Less Than Zero came out in 1987, I suppose he liked the film. I, on the other hand, did not.

I've seen better and I've seen worse, but, you know what, I think there are better ways to remember the 80s than watching Robert Downey Jr when he only acted like he was high, instead of actually being it. I know that the point of the book was to display the laisse-faire nihilism that is/was so characteristic of LA, and thus showing someone who played at being high and ended up being a regular customer of Betty Ford should be a touch of bittersweet irony, but its not.

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Pretty In Pink Review


Excellent
The youth of today -- the kids just entering their teens -- will they regard Molly Ringwald as a teen dramedy princess, or will she be known as a B-list queen of cheesecake horror films?

Pretty in Pink stands out as the perennial ladies' favorite from the Brat Pack era, with Ringwald turning in an unforgettable role (and role model) as a poor girl named Andie who takes care of dad (Harry Dead Stanton playing a stereotypical drunk), makes great grades (and her own clothes), all while finding herself pursued by no fewer than three guys. The real competition comes down to a war between the rich kid (Andrew McCarthy) and Andie's fellow poor-boy (Jon Cryer, whose wannabe hipster "Duckie" has become a legend of the era).

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Supernova Review


Weak

If it weren't for the incessantly loquacious computer onboard the medical rescue vessel in the new terror-in-space flick "Supernova" -- a 1-900-voiced, femme fatale HAL that never shuts up for two minutes together -- this might not be a bad movie. I mean, for a picture MGM was too chicken to screen in advance for critics.

In fact, it's not even a horror movie, really -- even though that's how it's being marketed.

"Supernova" is a victim of "Sphere" syndrome, that terminal disease suffered by producers and directors who think if they can just get respectable, intelligent actors to star in their cheap sci-fi flick, the movie will instantly become something better than it is.

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Secretary Review


Weak

For most people "Secretary" may be a "love it" or "hate it" movie. Let's face it -- a dark, quirky, sado-masochistic romantic comedy isn't for everyone. But for me it wasn't the subject matter that ultimately defeated the film's captivating performances and absorbingly twisted story. It was the unfulfilling, incongruous, "wait a second, did I miss something?" ending that confirmed what I suspected all along: "Secretary" only has one-half of a story arc.

The enticing Maggie Gyllenhaal (sister of Jake and his co-star in "Donnie Darko") gives a deeply immersed, credibly transitional performance as Lee Holloway, a fragile, frumpy, habitually self-mutilating psychiatric patient recently released from a mental hospital.

Back home with her drunken father and clingy, angry, victimized mother, she quickly slips into compulsive old patterns of self-abuse (she has a homemade kit full of drill bits and porcelain ballerinas with sharpened toes she digs into her thighs). But all that begins to change when she lands a secretarial job in the opulently 1970s-styled office of peculiar, soft-spoken E. Edward Gray (James Spader) -- a lawyer with an erratic temper and kinky peccadilloes.

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The Watcher Review


Terrible

Keanu Reeves may very well be the least convincing, least frightening serial killer in the history of the psycho-thriller genre in "The Watcher."

Starring as a supposedly brilliant whack job who strangles lonely young girls with piano wire, he delivers his dialogue as if every line ended with the word "dude" and somebody dubbed it out in post-production.

"Shall we dance (dude)?" he grins goofily at a simpering girl he's tied to a chair, shaking his ratty surfer hair from side to side as a voice-over by haunted FBI guy James Spader explains that Reeves likes to revive his victims over and over in order to torture them.

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James Spader

Date of birth

5th February, 1960

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Sex

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Height

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Review

Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will...

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

They've fought private military corporations, Nazi splinter-groups and a Norse god. Now, The Avengers assemble...

The Homesman Movie Review

The Homesman Movie Review

Strong characters and a vivid sense of life in frontier America give this film a...

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

The Avengers may be feeling like they are capable of anything after saving New York...

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

A lot has happened since the Battle of New York. The world was attacked by...

The Homesman Trailer

The Homesman Trailer

George Briggs is a claim jumper who has only ever known a dishonest life. When...

Lincoln Movie Review

Lincoln Movie Review

A historic epic from Steven Spielberg carries a lot of baggage, but he surprises us...

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Lincoln - Trailer Trailer

Lincoln - Trailer Trailer

'Lincoln' will show the last four months of President Abraham Lincoln's life as he campaigned...

Shorts Movie Review

Shorts Movie Review

This hyperactive adventure may keep children giggling at the sheer chaos on screen, but it'll...

Pretty in Pink Movie Review

Pretty in Pink Movie Review

The youth of today -- the kids just entering their teens -- will they regard...

Secretary Movie Review

Secretary Movie Review

Secret desires and dark, unusual fetishes make for great fiction, but few filmmakers have enough...

The Watcher Movie Review

The Watcher Movie Review

Keanu Reeves, get thee back to The Matrix as soon as possible.Following one of the...

Supernova Movie Review

Supernova Movie Review

When near objects of immense gravity such as black holes, it is said that all...

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