While at the Only Murders in the Building: Backstage at the Goosebury Experience in New York, I had the opportunity to speak with Rich Murray, who is the show’s set decorator for seasons one, two, and three.Continue reading “Rich Murray on Designing Ben Glenroy’s Apartment in ‘Only Murders in the Building’”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is officially in theaters! And if you haven’t seen this one yet, we cannot recommend it enough. It’s spectacular! And part of the reason this one is special is because of how beautiful and charming the movie looks, from it’s wonderful animation style to the filmmakers’ abilities to put some challenging but gorgeous action sequences on screen. And none of that would be possible without the film’s talented cinematographer, Kent Seki!Continue reading “Capturing the ‘Ninja Turtles’ Look with ‘Mutant Mayhem’ Cinematographer Kent Seki”
“Go ninja, go ninja, go!” Those were the immortal words uttered in the finale of arguably the last good movie based on Laird and Eastman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That may be a controversial statement for fans for the Bay-produced 2014 and 2016 films, the 2007 cheaply animated movie TMNT, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. But as a fan myself, whether for nostalgic or legitimate reasons, nothing ever really topped the first two live action films from 1990 and 1991. Until now.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ Goes Full Turtle Power”
Of all the cinematic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles iterations that we’ve got in the past, there was only one animated one. However, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem seems to embrace their comic book origins with colorful illustrative storytelling that bursts with heart and humor. And now the newest trailer puts that on full display.Continue reading “‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ Trailer Teases Superfly Animation”
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania opened Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe earlier this year in a big way. Now you can size up your MCU collection by adding the latest title to your home entertainment library on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD on May 16, 2023.Continue reading “Celebrate ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ Home Media Release with Exclusive Clip”
Fans of the MCU are going to want to add Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to their home entertainment collection when the film arrives on Digital retailers on April 18 and an 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, and DVD on May 16, 2023.Continue reading “‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Gets Digital and Physical Media Release Date”
Phase 5 is finally here and so is Kang! After the mixed reception of Phase 4 from the critics and fans, does the MCU still have what it takes to excite audiences and set them on a path towards another epic franchise-spanning narrative? With Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the answer is a resounding “potentially!”Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Quantumania’ is a Solid Start to The Kang Dynasty”
The Quantum Realm has been a part of the MCU mythology since it was introduced in the first Ant-Man film. Since then, we’ve only seen glimpses of the unexplored world. But in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we will finally see it in all its bizarre and indescribably wacky glory. And it took an entire team, plus some input from Ant-Man star Paul Rudd to figure out how it would look and the quantum mechanics of it all.Continue reading “‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ Cast and Crew on Exploring the Quantum Realm”
Family has always been a recurring theme in the Ant-Man film franchise. Everything Scott has done was done for his daughter. And we see how the Pym family relationship is repaired after years of keeping secrets from each other. By exploring the layers of this theme through the superhero lens, we see how committed Marvel is to tell the story of a simple everyday man and devoted father who happens to be an Avenger.Continue reading “‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ Director Peyton Reed Talks Finding Family”
For a Marvel Comics superhero who had a small start in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s had some pretty big adventures, some of which had an impact on the larger MCU. No longer the epilogue to the Avengers epics, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) aka Ant-Man and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) aka The Wasp are the opening act to Phase 5, where they will take fans into the mysterious Quantum Realm in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.Continue reading “‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Trailer Goes Deeper into the Quantum Realm”
Seeing the vast wonders of the Quantum Realm in the Ant-Man film franchise was inevitable. We first heard of it in the titlular film, and then Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) spent some time trapped inside of it for five years — or was it five hours — after Thanos snapped half of life away. Now the new trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania gives us a look at how unusual this realm is and how dangerous it can be when a villain like Kang the Conquerer (Jonathan Majors) intends to extend his mighty hand beyond the very tiny world.Continue reading “‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ Trailer Teases First Look at Quantum Realm”
On the Hall H press line, Ron from POC Culture spoke to the stars of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to talk about the film that will officially kick off Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2023.Continue reading “SDCC 2022: Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd Reflect on the ‘Ant-Man’ Franchise”
Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd star as Marty and Dr. Ike in The Shrink Next Door. The highly anticipated limited series is inspired by true events and an original podcast of the same name. The first three episodes premiered globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 12. One new episode is being released weekly, every Friday. Ferrell and Rudd both also serve as executive producers on the project.Continue reading “Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd Talk ‘The Shrink Next Door’ on Apple TV+”
Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon star in the next chapter of the original Ghostbusters universe, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Rudd portrays Mr. Gary Grooberson and Coon takes on the role of Callie. Based on the 1984 classic, the new film will be released exclusively in movie theaters on November 19.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon Discuss ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’”
Apple TV+ has shared the official trailer for The Shrink Next Door! The new eight-episode limited series stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn, and Casey Wilson. The first three episodes will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 12. Following that, one new episode will be released weekly, every Friday.Continue reading “Watch the New Trailer for ‘The Shrink Next Door’ on Apple TV+”
“We’re in the endgame now.” The ominous words of Doctor Strange rang in everyone’s ears almost one year ago today. After months of crazy anticipation, and intense speculation by fans, we’re finally going to get closure and see what those words truly mean.Continue reading “The Avengers Assemble for the ‘Endgame’”
Let’s be real. After the heartbreaking events of Avengers: Infinity War, we needed some sort of relief from the pain. Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp was just that — a tiny [pun intended] relief.
On Sunday afternoon, the cast and creatives of Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp gathered for their international press conference. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas, Hannah John-Kamen, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige, and director Peyton Reed were all … Continue reading ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Press Conference Details
[Disclaimer: I did not see Ant-Man in 3-D. Minor spoilers ahead. I know nothing about the Ant-Man character, aside from the Ultimates storyline and what I remember from the ’70s and ’80s.]
I went to see Ant-Man on a whim. My not being all-in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe is pretty well-known, so I wasn’t too sure if I was going to see it. I am glad I did. Most people will compare it to the other MCU films and find it lacking. It isn’t the universe/dimension/globe-spanning adventure of the other films, and this is precisely why I liked it.
After years toiling in development hell — along with Iron Man and Captain America, Ant-Man was one of the studio’s first announced self-financed properties — two directors and several insect-sized teases, Marvel Studios’ latest attempt to dominate the moviegoing world with more C- and D-list superheroes was finally revealed during ABC’s debut of Agent Carter and it’s possible the House of Ideas has done it again. After the break, we run down a few of the things that caught our eye as we wait for Ant-Man to become the latest Marvel hero to emerge from the summer blockbuster season as a household name.
For fans that follow superhero movie casting news, the role of Ant-Man — in Edgar Wright’s 2015 entrant into the Marvel Cinematic Universe — has been a source of speculation for years now. Interestingly enough, though it looks like Ant-Man will be heading up Phase 3 of the MCU, it was actually one of the first independently financed films greenlit and announced by the newly christened Marvel Studios (along with other obscure art films like Captain American and Iron Man) and Wright was hired to direct all the way back in 2006. Marvel teasing an Ant-Man film has been a staple of Comic-Con ever since.
So, it’s been a pretty long ride to get to today’s news that Apatow-alum Paul Rudd (This is 40, Anchorman) is in talks to play the title role.I’m a big Paul Rudd fan so this could be pretty exciting. In fact, I must concur with my man Josh Wigler:
Picture Downey’s Stark, Ruffalo’s Banner and Rudd’s Pym hanging out at a S.H.I.E.L.D. lab, studying Infinity Gems and scarfing down shawarma. If that visual doesn’t get you going, then we can’t be friends.
Of course, not all the Nerds shared my sentiments. To the Roundtable!