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Video Interview: Tron Legacy

Posted on Monday August 3, 2009, 17:32 by Amar Vijay

After marvelling at the not-unawesome Tron Legacy trailer at Comic-Con, we caught up with the cast to quiz them about the 3D reinvention of Tron's neon world, and to find out exactly what that title means... Watch the interview after the jump.

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Video Interview: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Posted on Monday August 3, 2009, 17:28 by Amar Vijay

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs features Andy Samberg and Anna Faris as two of Chewandswallow's townspeople contending with a meat-based downpour. The Saturday Night Live star tells us about his voice work ("loud and obnoxious in a humorous way",) while Faris stakes her credentials for geekdom. Continue to watch the interview.

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Video Interview: The Girls Of Sorority Row

Posted on Monday August 3, 2009, 17:27 by Amar Vijay

A slasher with sex appeal, Sorority Row promises to be liberal with the bloodshed and gut-churning gore. The cast were at Comic-Con to tell us about movie that promises to be chock full of "hot girls getting killed and killing people". Watch the interview with the girls after the jump.

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Video Interview: Joe Dante

Posted on Monday August 3, 2009, 17:21 by Amar Vijay

He's created critters, cuddly and otherwise, and Joe Dante may have more in store for us in The Hole, his return to the horror genre. The filmmaker shared his experiences of using 3D to generate family-friendly shocks and gave all the latest on Gremlins 3. But what's down that hole...? Watch the interview with the director after the jump.

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Video Interview: Evan Goldberg

Posted on Monday August 3, 2009, 17:17 by Amar Vijay

Is it an action movie with comedy or a comedy movie with action in it? Or a rom-com in disguise? Screenwriter and long-time Seth Rogen collaborator, Evan Goldberg was at the unveiling of Black Beauty at Comic-Con where he gave us a few clues. Watch the interview with Evan at The Green Hornet launch after the jump.

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Videblogisode: Day 4

Posted on Thursday July 30, 2009, 12:30 by Amar Vijay

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Videblogisode: Day 3 Part 2

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2009, 11:20 by Amar Vijay

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Videblogisode: Day 3 Part 1

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2009, 11:17 by Amar Vijay

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Videblogisode: Day 2 Part 2

Posted on Monday July 27, 2009, 18:45 by James Dyer

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Videblogisode: Day 2 Part 1

Posted on Monday July 27, 2009, 18:38 by James Dyer

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Comic-Con Costume Catwalk

Posted on Monday July 27, 2009, 06:41 by James Dyer

One thing Comic-Con has become famous for is people dressing up in weird and wonderful costumes. A healthy percentage of all Con-goers are sporting some kind of costume, whether it be as film stars, superheroes, anime icons or just about anything else you can think of. It all builds up to a huge event on Saturday night called the masquerade, where the best of the lot compete for the grand prize. Sadly press aren't allowed to take pictures of the masquerade - and besides, the queue was legendary - but we've been keeping an eye out for the imaginatively attired throughout the Con and compiled an extensive gallery of some of the best (and worst) this year's Con had to offer.

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Video Interview: Matthew Vaughn

Posted on Monday July 27, 2009, 05:53 by James Dyer

Matthew Vaughn's comic book adaptation really does kick ass, hurling Mark Millar's vision onto the screen in a lurid splash of ultra-violence and young girls with the mouths of truckers. The director/writer/producer basks in the glow of the film's Comic-Con reception before returning to his hunt for a distributor. Watch the interview after the jump.

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Panel Video: Iron Man 2

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 17:06 by James Dyer

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Panel Video: Extract

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 17:03 by James Dyer

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Panel Video: 2012

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 16:43 by James Dyer

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Schwag Spotlight: Superhero Schwag

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 16:18 by James Dyer

Of all the figurines, T-shirts, props and articulated Admiral Ackbars, there's one line of schwag that dominates all others. Yes, we're talking about comic book superheroes. Whether it's Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse or any of the countless other publisthers out there, the stars of their graphic novels are scattered everywhere at the Con. You can't so much as turn your head without being assaulted by visions of tights, capes and crotch-hugging Lycra. Here's a small sampling.

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Schwag Spotlight: Star Wars Part 2

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 16:12 by James Dyer

Yes, there's more. This is Comic-Con after all so it should come as no surprise that the place is positively brimming with Lucas tat. Here's a further selection of all the goodies on offer.

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Video Interview: Mark Millar

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 16:08 by James Dyer

From Wanted to Kick-Ass, Mark Millar has struck gold with the faithful adaptation of his comic-book visions. The flying Scot sman talked about his involvement bringing Kick-Ass to the screen and his next comic-book brainwaves. Watch the interview with the comic-book guru after the jump.

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Video Interview: Jane Goldman

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 16:06 by James Dyer

Jane Goldman's latest script sees newcomer Aaron Johnson playing Dave Lizewski, AKA homemade vigilante 'Kick-Ass'. An action movie with buckets of blood, it's a world away from her last screenplay, the fairytale loveliness of Stardust. When we caught up with her at Comic-Con, she enthused about the film's fresh and ferocious take on the comic-book adaptation, the challenge of bring Mark Millar's vision to the screen, and her route into screenwriting. Watch the interview after the jump.

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Doctor Who Vs Predator

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 09:27 by James Dyer

Daleks? Cybermen? Merely pawns in the grand scheme of things. While picking up a latte in the foyer of our hotel, Empire discovered The Doctor's true nemesis. As we watched, the looming Predator walked up to the Time Lord, clenched its fists, glared down at him and said "Dude, you're Doctor Who!"

"Yes," replied David Tennant. "Yes I am".

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Panel Report: Iron Man 2

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 04:00 by James Dyer

Two years ago, the Iron Man crew swept into San Diego and wowed the massed geeks with early footage. Would their return in 2009 get a similarly ecstatic reaction? Well, yes. With wowsy footage and a hilarious panel, it can definitely be classed a triumphant return

A beaming Jon Favreau was first to appear, striding on stage to the backing track of Black Sabbath’s Iron Man. He saluted the absolutely packed Hall H — even highly-regarded Iron Man artist Bob Laylon had trouble getting in — then cued up a short promo reel with glimpses of behind-the-scenes action. “Sorry, guys, but that’s all we could put together in time,” he explained when the applause died down. “We only wrapped last week and...”

Suddenly he was interrupted by a Twilight-level cacophony of screams. The cause? An ice-cool-looking Robert Downey, clad in Tony Stark suit and sunglasses, who’d strolled in from the wings, feigning dissatisfaction. “Who, whoa, w

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Panel Report: 2012 And Zombieland

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 03:57 by James Dyer

Given how little sleep we’ve had recently it’s perhaps appropriate that the panel we’ve shambled into this afternoon is Zombieland. It’s a zombie horror/comedy that sees Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg as a pair of guys trying to survive in a world overcome by the undead. The Con exclusive trailer is a lot of fun, with a tone pitches somewhere between Dawn and Shaun of the Dead. Highlights include a zombie stripper – complete with nipple tassles.

Director Reuben Fleischer is joined by Eisenberg, Harrelson and co-star Emma Stone, the latter revealing to the audience quite excitedly how desperately thrilled she was by having the opportunity to play around with a pump-action shotgun.

We’re shown a scene set before the zombie apocalypse where Eisenberg’s hot neighbour, Amber Heard, bangs on the door in a hysterical mess after being attacked by a ‘crazy homeless man’. She’s hysterical but all Eisenberg can think about is the

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Panel Report: Extract

Posted on Saturday July 25, 2009, 22:32 by James Dyer

Being fans of both Arrested Development and Office Space, we were rather excited when comedy titans Jason Bateman and Mike Judge arrived to plug Extract, Judge’s new indie laugher. Bateman was a mite bleary-eyed, having flown out from the New Mexico set of Paul at 5am after a full night’s shooting — “I’ve had one hour of sleep, so I apologise for anything I might say.” He explained that Kristen Wiig, who plays his character’s wife in the film, was also meant to be here, but, alas, was stuck on the Paul set after her scenes overran.

The gorgeous Mila Kunis was able to attend, though, and the three of them introduced some very funny footage. The movie revolves around an extract-factory manager called Joel (Bateman), whose best friend is druggy bartender Dean (Ben Affleck), and who is having some marital trouble — his wife allows a very slim window of opportunity for sex (when she puts her sweatpants on at 8pm, it’s no-go), and a stunning

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Panel Report: Solomon Kane

Posted on Saturday July 25, 2009, 21:49 by James Dyer

When he wasn’t writing Conan stories, fantasy writer Robert E. Howard turned out a series of pulpy adventures featuring Solomon Kane, a 16th century Puritan asskicker with a slouch hat, two flintlock pistols and a whole lot of attitude. And finally Solomon’s getting his own movie, with the ace James Purefoy (best known for his reptilian Mark Anthony in HBO’s Rome) in the hero role and Michael J. Bassett directing. The two of them, along with producer Samuel Hadida, graced Hall H to give the crowd a first look at the movie. Our verdict? This could be devilishly fun. The Puritan pugilist’s mission is to hunt down evil spirits and send them packing back to hell, leading to a heck of a lot of supernatural-tinged combat. We see him wielding twin swords against a burly beserker wearing a mask of human skin, taking on a 20-foot-tall flame-demon, and dispensing the line, “If I kill you, my soul is bound for hell… But that’s a price I’ll gladly pay.”

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Note: Kick Ass Kicked Ass

Posted on Saturday July 25, 2009, 21:38 by James Dyer

I’d like to take this opportunity to address a grievous wrong. Amid all the carnage the other day we managed to miss the panel for Matthew Vaughn’s awesome Kick Ass and thus didn't bring you any coverage - a fact Vaughn was kind enough to point out to us while kicking our asses when we spoke to him later that day. All we can do is apologise profusely for the oversight. In our defence everything here seems to conflict with everything else and at the time I was sipping Margheritas with Jim Cameron over at his hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter (CLANG, I’m sorry did you drop this name?).

By all accounts the footage absolutely rocked the hall, earning a standing ovation from all concerned - which nothing else has so far managed. Kick Ass looks set to live up to its name so make sure you keep an eye out.

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Panel Video: Sherlock Holmes

Posted on Saturday July 25, 2009, 20:17 by James Dyer

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Panel Video: Jonah Hex

Posted on Saturday July 25, 2009, 20:16 by James Dyer

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Panel Video: The Box

Posted on Saturday July 25, 2009, 18:20 by James Dyer

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Panel Video: The Book Of Eli

Posted on Saturday July 25, 2009, 18:18 by James Dyer

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Video Interview: James Cameron

Posted on Saturday July 25, 2009, 17:01 by James Dyer

A sci-fi epic four years in the making, Avatar will redefine the action movie spectacle (and all in iris-popping 3D) with James Cameron bringing a soulful bent to his extraterrestrial adventure. The baron of the blockbuster told us about balancing the power of technology with a classic tale of spirituality and shimmering rainforests. But will there be a nuke? Watch the video after the jump to find out....

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Video Interview: Tron Legacy
By Amar Vijay

Video Interview: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
By Amar Vijay

Video Interview: The Girls Of Sorority Row
By Amar Vijay

Video Interview: Joe Dante
By Amar Vijay

Video Interview: Evan Goldberg
By Amar Vijay

Videblogisode: Day 4
By Amar Vijay

Videblogisode: Day 3 Part 2
By Amar Vijay

Videblogisode: Day 3 Part 1
By Amar Vijay

Videblogisode: Day 2 Part 2
By James Dyer

Videblogisode: Day 2 Part 1
By James Dyer


Comic-Con Costume Catwalk
"I haven't laughed so much in ages. Magneto was hilarious."
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Video Interview: Tron Legacy
"Thank you Empire! Can't wait for this film to come out!"
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Video Interview: Joe Dante
"At least this one works now - rather than stopping after three minutes - but the Matthew Vaughn one "
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Video Interview: Evan Goldberg
"PLEASE be Nicholas Cage, somewhere between Adaptation and Face/Off? PLEASE"
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Comic-Con Costume Catwalk
"I love cosplay-ing - it's fun to dress up, and often you get in to things half-price if you do."
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Videblogisode: Day 2 Part 1
"Anyone else feel that the opening gag fell flat? But the Hugh Jackman bit was funny!"
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Video Interview: Matthew Vaughn
"It still only plays for a minute and a half! Arggh! Sorry for getting impatient, but I thought this "
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Videblogisode: Day 4
"so chris hewitt was videblogisode man all along... i'm shocked. shocked."
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Doctor Who Vs Predator
"Sadly, no. Largely because we didn't go. Sorry!"
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Doctor Who Vs Predator
"DOCTOR WHO! Please can we see the Doctor who panel please!"
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Comic-Con Costume Catwalk
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The Con Is On!
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Panel Report: Avatar
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Doctor Who Vs Predator
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Videblogisode: Day One
9 comments

Schwag Spotlight: Avatar Character And Alien Toys Revealed
8 comments

Video Interview: Matthew Vaughn
8 comments

Videblogisode: Day 4
8 comments

Video Interview: James Cameron
7 comments

Panel Report: 24
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