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/Filmcast Ep. 505 – Alita: Battle Angel (GUEST: Max Evry from ComingSoon.net)

David, Devindra, and Jeff devote an entire episode to Alita: Battle Angel, the new film directed by Robert Rodriguez and co-written by James Cameron, based on  Yukito Kishiro ‘s  manga  series  Gunnm . The cast is joined by Max Evry, Senior Editor at ComingSoon.net to ask the question: was it worth the wait? Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill Devindra’s new podcast Know More Tech , answering your question on the latest gadgets. Subscribe...
Tags: Movies, David, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Jeff, ComingSoon, Slashfilmcast, The Show, David Devindra, Alita, Alita: Battle Angel, Simonmharris, Kyle Hillinger, Yukito Kishiro, Facebook Shownotes, Robert Cargill Devindra


CS Video: Filming a Virtual Alita: Battle Angel Action Scene

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Filming a Virtual Alita: Battle Angel Action Scene 20th Century Fox provided ComingSoon.net the opportunity to travel to New Zealand to visit WETA Digital, the effects wizards behind Alita: Battle Angel. Our own Max Evry got the chance to handle a virtual camera and shoot coverage of a performance capture fight from the film between Alita and Grewishka from all different angles and styles. Check out our filming of a virtual Battle Angel action scene in the player...
Tags: Movies, Mahershala Ali, Fox, Cameron, New Zealand, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Sin City, Laeta Kalogridis, Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein Deadpool, Jackie Earle Haley, Iron City, WETA Digital, WETA


Despite Its Faults, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is the Kind of Cinematic Spectacle We Rarely See These Days

Alita: Battle Angel is the latest action extravaganza from two of our most auteur-like blockbuster directors working: Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron. Cameron served as a producer, but has spent over a decade trying to get the film off the ground on his own. It was originally announced in 2003 but production of Avatar kept Cameron from committing to the project, in addition to other development issues. In 2016, Robert Rodriguez was brought on as a director and the film finally got made....
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, US, Features, Pandora, Avatar, Cameron, Adaptation, Christoph Waltz, James Cameron, 20th Century Fox, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodriguez


‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Star Rosa Salazar on Transforming Into a Digital Cyborg Character [Interview]

Rosa Salazar is the heart and soul of Alita: Battle Angel. The actress, known for her work in the Maze Runner series, breathes life into what’s easily Robert Rodriguez‘s biggest and most sincere movie. The scale of the James Cameron-produced manga adaptation is a treat for the eyes, but Alita is the main attraction of this spectacle, and the reason it’s easy to get lost in the world. Alita is another major accomplishment for Weta, as well as for Rodriguez and Salazar. The character, who was cre...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Cameron, Adaptation, Kansas, James-Cameron, 20th Century Fox, Robert-Rodriguez, James, Alicia Vikander, Robert, Gollum, Salazar, Rodriguez, WETA, Action/Adventure


Exclusive: Robert Rodriguez on Those Big Alita Cameos & Sequels

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive: Robert Rodriguez on those big Alita cameos & sequels 20th Century Fox provided ComingSoon.net the opportunity to have an exclusive 1:1 chat with Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez. During our chat we got into major SPOILER TERRITORY about those three major Alita cameos, as well as the roles those characters could play in a possible sequel. Check out what Rodriguez said below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptS...
Tags: Movies, Mahershala Ali, Fox, Cameron, Ed, Mars, Edward Norton, James Cameron, Damascus, Robert Rodriguez, Sin City, Nova, Michelle, Jai Courtney, Laeta Kalogridis, Jim


'Alita: Battle Angel' wins the Presidents' Day weekend box office, but it's is a long way from profitability

Fox's "Alita: Battle Angel" earned $27 million over the weekend and over $41 million by Presidents' Day. That's enough to come out on top of the holiday weekend. But it's going to be an uphill climb for this $170 million-budgeted movie to make a profit.   Fox's big-budget "Alita: Battle Angel" had no trouble topping the domestic box office over Presidents' Day weekend, with the movie taking in an estimated $27 million from Friday to Sunday and over $41 million from its opening on Thursday to ...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Hollywood, China, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Cameron, Xiaomi, Warner Bros, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Valentine, Rodriguez


'Alita: Battle Angel' wins the Presidents' Day weekend box office, but it's a long way from profitability

Fox's "Alita: Battle Angel" earned $27 million over the weekend and over $41 million by Presidents' Day. That's enough to come out on top of the holiday weekend. But it's going to be an uphill climb for this $170 million-budgeted movie to make a profit.   Fox's big-budget "Alita: Battle Angel" had no trouble topping the domestic box office over Presidents' Day weekend, with the movie taking in an estimated $27 million from Friday to Sunday and over $41 million from its opening on Thursday to ...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, China, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Cameron, Warner Bros, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Valentine, Rodriguez, Avatar Cameron, Alita


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Score to Be Created By ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Composer Junkie XL

While the early marketing efforts for Paramount’s upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie have resulted in some…odd imagery, we now know who will be providing the score for when the blue hedgehog is racing through the streets of San Francisco. Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL), who composed the scores for films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Dark Tower, will compose the film’s music. Take a listen to a few of his tracks below, and watch a featurette about his music ...
Tags: Movies, San Francisco, Animation, Jim Carrey, Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog, James Cameron, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Robert Rodriguez, Video Game, Miller, James Marsden, Tom Holkenborg, Eggman, Action/Adventure


CS Video: Robert Rodriguez Directs Performance Capture at WETA

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Robert Rodriguez Directs Performance Capture at WETA 20th Century Fox invited ComingSoon.net to WETA Digital in New Zealand to hang out with Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez, who directed us in a performance capture scene and even scored it live on guitar! See the scene unfold in our video in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'g...
Tags: Movies, Mahershala Ali, Cameron, New Zealand, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Sin City, Laeta Kalogridis, Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein Deadpool, Jackie Earle Haley, Iron City, WETA Digital, WETA, ComingSoon


‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Star Christoph Waltz on Working with Robert Rodriguez and Cinematographer Bill Pope [Interview]

Alita: Battle Angel isn’t a movie set in the future that’s all about doom and gloom. Director Robert Rodriguez‘s grand spectacle tells a story with genuine warmth and kindness, thanks in no small part to the presence of actor Christoph Waltz. Playing Dr. Dyson Ido, who discovers Alita in a heap of trash and jolts her back to life, Waltz helps make Rodriguez’s adaptation of Yukito Kishiro‘s manga series more heartfelt than a typical studio movie (which Alita: Battle Angel most certainly is not)....
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Cameron, Adaptation, Christoph Waltz, Bill, James-Cameron, 20th Century Fox, Robert-Rodriguez, Robert, Jim, Waltz, Rodriguez, Bill Pope, Action/Adventure


Box Office: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Dominates Valentine’s Day

“Alita: Battle Angel” dominated North American moviegoing on Valentine’s Day with a first-day launch of $8.7 million at 3,790 locations, including previews. Fox’s science-fiction actioner, produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez, is expected to wind up in the $37 million range during its first five days of release through Presidents Day on Monday. […]
Tags: News, Fox, Box Office, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Alita, Alita: Battle Angel, Isn't It Romantic


Exclusive: Robert Rodriguez’s Rules for Making a James Cameron Film

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive: Robert Rodriguez’s Rules for Making a James Cameron Film 20th Century Fox provided ComingSoon.net the opportunity to speak with director Robert Rodriguez about applying the methodology of James Cameron while making Alita: Battle Angel. Check out Robert Rodriguez’s Rules for Making a James Cameron Film in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'...
Tags: Movies, Mahershala Ali, Cameron, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Sin City, Laeta Kalogridis, Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein Deadpool, Jackie Earle Haley, Iron City, ComingSoon, Movie News, Alita, Battle Angel


Teenage Wasteland: 'Alita: Battle Angel' Doesn't Quite Earn Its Wings

Despite a surfeit of impressive talent behind and before the camera, and solid set-pieces, Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of a popular manga about a deadly teenage-ish robot feels thin, and dated.(Image credit: Twentieth Century Fox)
Tags: News, Robert Rodriguez, Alita


CS Video: Jon Landau & Joe Letteri on Alita: Battle Angel

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Jon Landau & Joe Letteri on Alita: Battle Angel 20th Century Fox invited ComingSoon.net to WETA Digital in New Zealand to screen Alita: Battle Angel and speak with the film’s producer Jon Landau and visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri about creating the cinematic event. Check out the video interview in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gp...
Tags: Movies, Mahershala Ali, Cameron, New Zealand, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Sin City, Laeta Kalogridis, Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein Deadpool, Jackie Earle Haley, Iron City, WETA Digital, Joe Letteri, ComingSoon


CS Video: Rosa Salazar & Christoph Waltz on Alita: Battle Angel

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Rosa Salazar & Christoph Waltz on Alita: Battle Angel 20th Century Fox invited ComingSoon.net to WETA Digital in New Zealand to screen Alita: Battle Angel and speak with the film’s stars Rosa Salazar and Christoph Waltz about bringing their characters from the manga to the screen. Check out the video interview in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefres...
Tags: Movies, Mahershala Ali, Cameron, New Zealand, Christoph Waltz, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Sin City, Laeta Kalogridis, Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein Deadpool, Jackie Earle Haley, Iron City, WETA Digital, ComingSoon


Alita: Battle Angel review

With Alita: Battle Angel, Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron finally deliver a cyberpunk adventure that keeps the action high with groundbreaking visual effects, even when the story falls short. The post Alita: Battle Angel review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Movie Reviews, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Movies & TV, Alita, Alita: Battle Angel


‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Producer Jon Landau on the Film’s Long Road to the Big Screen [Interview]

Alita: Battle Angel has been a long time coming. Based on Yukito Kishiro‘s manga series Battle Angel Alita, the big and intimate Robert Rodriguez film was once going to be directed by producer James Cameron, who ended up choosing Avatar over the property. Cameron ultimately handed directorial duties over to Rodriguez, who helped whip Cameron’s epic script into a manageable length. Even with a different director at the helm, producer Jon Landau wanted to make a James Cameron-style event film, de...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Earth, Features, Pandora, Avatar, Cameron, Guillermo Del Toro, Adaptation, Christoph Waltz, James-Cameron, Robert-Rodriguez, Nova, Robert


‘Alita: Battle Angel’: Weak script brings down wildly fantastical manga movie

Robert Rodriguez makes his return to feature filmmaking in a big way with this outlandish, over-the-top manga adaptation. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Robert Rodriguez


The Hustle Trailer: Hathaway & Wilson Star in New Version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Hustle trailer: Hathaway & Wilson star in new version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels MGM has released The Hustle trailer, offering a first look at footage from the modern remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Starring Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) and Anne Hathaway (Ocean’s 8), you can check it out in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptSta...
Tags: Movies, Anne Hathaway, Warner Bros, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Rodriguez, Hustle, Wilson, Motion Picture Association of America, Hathaway, Chris Addison, ComingSoon, Movie News, Roger Birnbaum, Jac Schaeffer, Emma Davies, Anne Hathaway Ocean


‘Red Sonja’ Movie Put on Hold in Wake of Recent Bryan Singer Allegations

Bryan Singer has been mired in allegations of sexual misconduct for a large part of his career, and those allegations have been boiling over in the last year, particularly after Singer was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody for failing to show up for work. Despite Singer’s problems, Millennium Films was willing to plunk down up to $10 million to hire the director to helm their long-delayed Red Sonja movie. But it seems like outcry against this has won out – for now. Millennium has now put the film on...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, Atlantic, Adaptation, Red Sonja, Bryan-Singer, Robert Rodriguez, Efm, Sonja, Lerner, Megan Fox, Rose McGowan, Dexter Fletcher, Christopher Cosmos, Action/Adventure


Robert Rodriguez remembers noticing one actress from 'Fantasy Island'

"Fantasy Island" provided Robert Rodriguez with his first fantasy female. (Feb. 11)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Robert Rodriguez, Fantasy Island


Alita: Battle Angel - how we made the film

Director Robert Rodriguez explains how technology helped bring the film to life.
Tags: Tech, Robert Rodriguez, Alita


Robert Rodriguez Explains That Surprise ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Cameo

Alita: Battle Angel has some high-profile actors in its ensemble, with Oscar winners Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali all delivering their A-game in a surprisingly entertaining sci-fi epic. But one big cameo at the end of the film was one of the most exciting surprises. In a new interview, Robert Rodriguez explains how he landed the actor for that cameo, and what it potentially means for future films. Warning, major spoilers ahead for Alita: Battle Angel. For much of th...
Tags: Movies, Mahershala Ali, Sci-fi, Cameron, Adaptation, Anime, Ed, Edward-Norton, James Cameron, 20th Century Fox, Robert-Rodriguez, Ali, Norton, Jim, Rodriguez, Jackie Earle Haley


Alita: Battle Angel Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 6 out of 10 Cast: Rosa Salazar as Alita Christopher Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido Mahershala Ali as Vector Jennifer Connelly as Cheren Keenan Johnson as Hugo Jackie Earle Haley as Grewishka Ed Skrein as Zapan Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Tanji Eliza Gonzalez as Nyssiana PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() {...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Review, Mexico, Time, Cameron, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Laeta Kalogridis, Salazar, Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Iron City, WETA, ComingSoon, Movie News


‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Star Rosa Salazar on Latinx Representation: ‘Ain’t No Wall Going to Keep Us Out’

“Alita: Battle Angel” star Rosa Salazar has a message for politicians who want to build walls. “We’re here to stay, baby,” she says. “Ain’t no wall going to keep us out.” Salazar realizes starring in “Alita” comes with a responsibility. “Just being a Latinx actress at the helm of something like this in itself is […]
Tags: News, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Salazar, Ain, Alita, Rosa Salazar, Alita: Battle Angel


New Alita: Battle Angel Featurette Reveals A Cinematic Experience

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Alita: Battle Angel featurette reveals a cinematic experience 20th Century Fox has released a new featurette for Alita: Battle Angel, featuring interviews with Rosa Salazar, James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez talking about the film’s incredible cinematic experience. Check out the video below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[...
Tags: Movies, Mahershala Ali, Fox, Cameron, James Cameron, 20th Century Fox, Robert Rodriguez, Sin City, Laeta Kalogridis, Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein Deadpool, Jackie Earle Haley, Iron City, ComingSoon, Movie News