What’s the Worst Star Wars Movie?

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Everyone pretty much agrees that Empire Strikes Back is objectively the best of the franchise, but which one is the worst? Maria’s pick might surprise you…

Stick around for Movie Releases, where we talk about this weekend’s new movies and which ones look the most promising. And we also talk about Selma, the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic that just came out, as well as the new Ant-man trailer that came out last week.

Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to subscribe and rate us on iTunes (if you feel like it)!

Question of the Week:

Which Star Wars movie is your least favorite and why?

If Harry Potter Was a Teen Comedy

This is an old video, but I felt compelled to share anyway. It only uses scenes from Half-Blood Prince, which works nicely since that movie was pretty much already a teen comedy that happened to take place in Hogwarts.

More importantly, it’s incredible how different a trailer is depending on the music.

The First Teaser For ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Will Be a Trailer For ‘Jupiter Ascending’

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Sandy Schaefer | Screen Rant:

Director Zack Snyder wrapped production on the film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice late last year, partly completing the next brick in the wall for DC’s Shared Film Universe (after Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel) in the process. A teaser clip for the superhero movie debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2014, but since principal photography was completed, the wait was been for a theatrical teaser trailer to be unveiled.

We’re now hearing that will happen when Warner Bros. launches it first major tentpole of the new year, in the Wachowskis’ big-budget sci-fi Jupiter Ascending…

It’s easy to assume that Warner Bros. just wants people to watch Jupiter Ascending, and this teaser will create a bit of hype. But how many people out there are actually willing to pay to see a movie just to watch a teaser a day before its free on the Internet?

Unless you’re already psyched to see Jupiter Ascending for some reason.

Every Easter Egg in the New Ant-Man Trailer

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Reid Jones | Moviepilot:

Ant-Man’s daughter, Cassidy Lang, has been fully revealed as Scott’s main motivation for getting into the suit. Little did you know that in the comics, Cassidy grows up to be the superheroine known as Stature, who uses Ant-Man’s same powers, except in reverse: to grow to skyscraping heights. Could we end up seeing a fully grown Cassidy by the time an Ant-Man 3 film comes out? Ant-Man 2 won’t be coming out until at least 2019, leaving Cassidy around her teenage years should a third film ever make its way to the big screen.

A fellow writer at Moviepilot, Reid Jones, compiled a full list of even the most subtle references scattered in the first Ant-Man trailer, which premiered just last night during “Agent Carter.”

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can still check out the article and stream the trailer at the top.

For those of you who have seen the trailer, what did you think?

20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

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This week on Now Conspiring, Maria and I start off the new year by highlighting which movies we’re looking forward to the most in 2015. We even have a list of movies that aren’t sequels, reboots, or adaptations!

PLUS we talk about the worst movies of 2014 that have been nominated for a Razzie. We share our thoughts on The InterviewInto the Woods and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. And finally, we talk about the new movies coming out this weekend that you might want to check out.

Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes if you don’t want to miss a single episode!

Question of the Week:

Which movies are you most excited to see in 2015? 


Andrew Garfield Is Still Spider-man (For Now)

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Confirmed: Andrew Garfield is Still Spider-man:

Sorry Tobey Maguire fans, The Amazing Spider-man 3 will NOT feature a recasting of Sony’s latest franchise for the webhead. Andrew Garfield is here to stay. This confirmation actually comes from a casting call that released the starring roles for the film. It shows that both Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan will be reprising their roles as Peter Parker and Harry Osborne, respectively.

The above is a piece I wrote for Moviepilot upon hearing the news. In a nutshell, it highlights how Sony, after rumors of straying, has apparently decided to stick with Andrew Garfield, rather than going back to Maguire.

Honestly, I feel like I’m writing a gossip column about superheroes at this point.

If David Fincher Rebooted ‘Spider-man’

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A few years ago, David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven, Gone Girl) was one of a handful of directors considered for revamping the Spider-man franchise. Of course, Marc Webb was ultimately the final decision, but did you know that Fincher was also considered to launch the franchise back in 1999?

Though Sam Raimi did a brilliant job with at least two movies from that trilogy, a lot of people (like me) believe new blood would be a great start to rebooting Spider-man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (you know, with the Avengers in the background).

Most of you already know that I despise 2011’s The Amazing Spider-man and moderately enjoyed this past year’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. That said, I still think a new Spider-man franchise is worth exploring, whether it conserve Andrew Garfield or toss him.

Back to David Fincher. If he was the man behind the camera behind the cowl, we already know some of his vision for telling Peter Parker’s story. Here’s an excerpt from a 2011 interview he did concerning the last Spider-man reboot:

My impression what Spider-Man could be is very different from what Sam [Raimi] did or what Sam wanted to do. I think the reason he directed that movie was because he wanted to do the Marvel comic superhero. I was never interested in the genesis story. I couldn’t get past a guy getting bit by a red and blue spider. It was just a problem… It was not something that I felt I could do straight-faced. I wanted to start with Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin, and I wanted to kill Gwen Stacy.

The title sequence of the movie that I was going to do was going to be a ten minute — basically a music video, an opera, which was going to be the one shot that took you through the entire Peter Parker [backstory]. Bit by a radio-active spider, the death of Uncle Ben, the loss of Mary Jane, and [then the movie] was going to begin with Peter meeting Gwen Stacy. It was a very different thing, it wasn’t the teenager story. It was much more of the guy who’s settled into being a freak.

Sounds a lot like the beginning of Spider-man 2 (2004) right? Only it would be ten minutes long and resemble more of an opera than comic book pages.

I doubt Fincher will ever be taking on Spider-man anytime soon, though it would be crazy for his first superhero film to be about the webhead. For now, we just have to assume that Marc Webb and Avi Arad still hold all the cards to Spidey’s future.