Marton Csokas Talks THE EQUALIZER, Collaborating with Antoine Fuqua, His Character’s Tattoos, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS

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Now playing in theaters is director Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer.  Adapted from the 1980s TV series of the same name, the pic reteams Denzel Washington with his Training Day director as he plays a former black ops commando who comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz).  Soon thereafter, things go south and he finds himself squaring off against violent Russian gangsters.  The film also stars Melissa Leo, Martin Csokas, Haley BennettDavid Harbour, and Bill Pullman.  For more on the film, read Matt’s review or click here for all our previous coverage which includes clips, on-set interviews, trailers, and more.

While at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an interview with Marton Csokas (he plays the main villain).  He talked about collaborating with Antoine Fuqua, how the tattoos helped inform who the character was (his character has a lot of them), what it meant to be part of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings movies, and more.

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON to Feature Another Villain, One with Ties to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

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While the main villain in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron might be easy to figure out (Hint: It’s in the title.), a new report has a secondary villain showing up to test the superhero team.  We’ll keep the identity of that villain until after the jump, but for a teaser, the character is rumored to be tied in with newcomers Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in some fashion.

The film also stars Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansChris HemsworthMark RuffaloScarlett JohanssonCobie SmuldersSamuel L. Jackson, and James Spader.  The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.  Hit the jump for more, including all manner of possible spoilers.

Andy Garcia & Rob Riggle Join LET’S BE COPS, Marton Csokas Boards THE EQUALIZER & Michael Bay’s ALMANAC Finds Jonny Weston & Sofia Black-D’Elia

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Check out today’s casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

Bourne Again: Matt Revisits THE BOURNE SUPREMACY

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[With The Bourne Legacy set to open this Friday, we'll be taking a look back at the original Bourne trilogy.  These reviews will contain spoilers since the movies have been out for yearsClick here for my review of The Bourne Identity.]

The identity of the Bourne franchise begins in the third act of The Bourne Identity.  It’s when the character’s strengths and weaknesses begin to arise, and The Bourne Supremacy director Paul Greengrass took note of where not only the character was going, but where America was going.  The Bourne Identity came out in June 2002, and the sense of our country’s post-9/11 world was still hazy.  By the time The Bourne Supremacy arrived on July 23, 2004, the reverberations were clear.  We had been led into a war based on faulty intelligence that was cherry-picked so that we could attack a country that had nothing to do with 9/11.  Greengrass wasn’t obligated to insert the subtext into his spy thriller, but he was savvy enough to leave the political commentary simmering underneath an intense action flick that not only boosted Matt Damon‘s credibility as a kick-ass hero, but found a way to use hand-held cinematography to its full effect rather than a lazy shortcut.

6 Clips from THE DEBT Starring Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren

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With director John Madden’s (Shakespeare in Love) The Debt finally getting released August 31, Focus Features has provided us with six clips from the film.  The reason I say finally, is that Focus acquired the flick from Miramax, so it’s release date was pushed back from last year.  Starring Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, and Ciaran Hinds as older versions of the characters played by Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, and Marton Csokas, The Debt is about three retired Mossad secret agents and what happened to them in the past.  From what I understand, the film cuts back and forth between 1966 and 1997, which is the reason you have two actors playing the same character.  Hit the jump to watch the clips.

First Trailer for THE DEBT Starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, and Ciaran Hinds

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Miramax has debuted the first trailer for The Debt, a remake of the 2007 Israeli thriller of the same name.  Directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), The Debt posits Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, and Ciaran Hinds as older versions of the characters played by Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, and Marton Csokas.  Check out the trailer and synopsis after the jump.

27 High Resolution Images from Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND

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Walt Disney Pictures has released the press kit for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.  Included are 27 high resolution images from the film and a few are behind the scenes pictures from the set.  If you’d like to check them out, hit the jump.  Alice in Wonderland stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Marton Csokas, Tim Pigott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan, Geraldine James, Leo Bill, Jemma Powell, Mairi Ella Challen and Mia Wasikowska as Alice.

New ALICE IN WONDERLAND Video Featurette

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Every Wednesday, Walt Disney releases a new Alice in Wonderland featurette and today is no different.  With the amount of video featurettes and trailers that have been released, I’m at the point where I just want to see movie.  But I understand why Disney is doing this, as they’ve spent a lot of money bringing Alice back to life and they want a huge opening weekend.  Based on the buzz I’m hearing, I don’t think they have to worry.

Hit the jump to see some new footage from Alice in Wonderland:

All the Movie Related Super Bowl Ads: ROBIN HOOD, THE WOLFMAN, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE LAST AIRBENDER

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During tonight’s Super Bowl, a bunch of commercials for upcoming movies were shown.  In case you missed the game, they showed ads for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Joe Johnston’s The Wolfman, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, Mike Newell’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Crazies, Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest, and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender.  If you missed the game or just want to rewatch the ads, they’re all after the jump, along with the synopses.

New ALICE IN WONDERLAND Trailer

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Disney has released a new trailer for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and you can check it out after the jump.  While the teaser trailer for Alice looked cool, this new trailer is definitely going to wow you with some pretty incredible visuals.  In fact, with this trailer, we’re finally getting a real taste of the movie and in my opinion…it looks like the perfect marriage between story and visuals.  Because if there was ever a place that Tim Burton was meant to bring to life, it’s the magical world of Wonderland.  Also, the way he’s making the film, with a mixture of live action, animation and CGI, I think it’s going to be amazing.  Check out the trailer and judge it for yourself:

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