Entertainment Round-Up: Infinity War to be filmed entirely in IMAX, Television renewals and what is still on the bubble, and more

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– Avengers: Infinity War, which it’s been revealed will have a grueling nine month production schedule (it is two films after all), will also be shot completely in IMAX using IMAX and ARRI’s next gen 2D digital camera. This marks the first time a Hollywood feature film has ever been shot completely with IMAX cameras […]

Entertainment Round-Up: New Spider-Man Director shortlist, Martin Freeman joins Civil War, Machinima developing new DC properties for the web, Days of Future Past “Rogue Cut”


On this New Comic Book Day Eve, here are some of the non-Joss Whedon related headlines that are making waves today

Once again, it’s time for the “nerd categories” of the Oscar nominations

Feast was one of the short animated features nominated today.

There’s quite a bit of discussion today regarding today’s Oscar nominations (I remain very sad for Ava DuVernay’s snub in the Best Director category), but let’s talk about the stuff that’s collectively of greater interest to the readership of The Beat, because there’s great work to celebrate there too! Here are the nominations that include […]

Unassuming Barber Shop: Godzilla and the Real Professor X


Fans of X-men: Days of Future Past excitedly point to the film’s overt “social commentary” as a major reason for its success. We always equate the X-men with these kinds of subjects – race, social injustice, politics – but why is that?  Where does that stuff come from? After the success of Spider-Man and the […]

The holiday in Marvel Movies: Days of Future Past prevails, Wright gets support; Daredevil gets new showrunner


§ So X-Men: Days of Future Past lived up to predictions and crushed at the box office, making $111 over the holiday weekend, making it the fifth largest Memorial day opening, and surging to $302 million worldwide. (I should note that the $111 was below this optimistic Variety report’s $120 mil. Does that make it […]

Wondercon ’14: 20th Century Fox Presentation

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Fox pictures have a number of exciting movies coming out this year, spanning a number of different audiences. Guest moderator Ralph Garman introduced the first movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2. Director Dean DeBlois and surprisingly Jay Baruchel (voice of Hiccup) took to the stage. After showing a completed first five minutes of the […]

Studio Coffee Run: Amazing Spider-Man 2, Iron Man 3, X-Men, Man of Steel, Thor 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2013) Jamie Foxx as Electro

Darlings, gather your coffee, cross your legs, and sit on the floor as you read about what’s been happening in the comic-book movie world over the last few days. Culture is happening!

Studio Coffee Run: Arrow, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, etc.


Christopher Nolan can’t talk about Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s rumored appearance (which has already been completely and totally denied by JGL’s peoples) in Man of Steel as The Bat. And while we are on the subject of Man of Steel, I am just going to assume that you saw the trailer that everyone went frikkin’ batsh*t over […]