Capone says no matter what size you choose, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is the best of its kind

Capone says no matter what size you choose, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is the best of its size and scope

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Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. The only battle that matters during CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is deciding which character is the most fun to watch. With relative newbies—such as Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Spider-Man (Tom Holland)—running amongst nearly all of the current Avengers roster, the film is a testament to Marvel’s casting process, if nothing else. All of the performers are impressive in their own ways, whether their focal point is heroism, anxiety, guilt, vengeance, or humor. We’ve either grown to care about these characters or at least enjoy the hell out of their company. Marvel has actually gotten to the point where you could remove the action set pieces, and you’d still have a completely entertaining work. But let’s not get any bright ideas… For example, there are few dynamics I enjoy more in the Marvel universe than that between Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) and Sam Wilson’s Falcon (Anthony Mackie). They’re great together because they’re cut from the same military cloth, but they also see America for what it really is—broken, but worth fixing. And when they see the potential for a great injustice—such as over-surveillance and eliminating potential threats, rather than actual ones, in WINTER SOLDIER—they act instinctively. In CIVIL WAR, the surface danger is government micromanagement of the heroes themselves. After the massive destruction and casualties we saw in both AVENGERS films and WINTER SOLDIER, Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt, returning to his role in THE

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WGA West Members Turn Down Proposal for Less Frequent Elections

Members of Writers Guild of America West have turned down a proposal that would have mandated  holding elections in two of every three years rather than the current practice of annual elections. In results announced Tuesday, members voted down an amendment that would have changed the WGA West’s annual election to a contest held on… Read more »


The more the intelligentsia tells me he’s unelectable, the more I want to vote for him. Nobody knows anything. Especially the smart and educated. We continually laud the graduates of Ivy League institutions, those with money and fame can do no wrong. But then they do. Like Nate Silver. Nate got it half right. Trump […]

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Kevin Dillon & DeRon Horton Planted As Leads In ‘Dirt’

EXCLUSIVE: Entourage alum Kevin Dillon and newcomer DeRon Horton have been cast as the leads in Dirt, a drama from director Alex Ranarivelo. Forrest Lucas is financing the film and will produce alongside his ESX Entertainment partner Ali Afshar.
Dirt centers on Dez Truss (Horton), a 17-year-old who is caught boosting cars for an auto-theft ring and is given one last chance to set his life straight by a compassionate mentor. He introduces the kid to Rick Radden (Dillon), a…


WGA Members Reject Longer Terms For Guild Officers

Members of the WGA West have narrowly rejected a proposed amendment to the guild’s constitution that would have allowed their elected leaders to serve longer in office before having to face re-election. The vote was 702 in favor to 368 opposed — falling just 11 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for adoption.
The amendment, which had the support of the guild’s board and WGA West president Howard Rodman, would have allowed elected officers to serve six…


‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Actor Charlie Weber to Star in ‘Ex-Patriot’

“How to Get Away with Murder” regular Charlie Weber has been tapped to star in the political thriller “Ex-Patriot,” Variety has learned exclusively. Marvista Entertainment is producing with shooting currently taking place in Bogota, Colombia. Conor Allyn is directing from a script he wrote with Jake Allyn. The story follows a CIA analyst-turned-whistle blower who… Read more »