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Exclusive Interview: Lucas Till creates Havok in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS plus sequel talk

Lucas Till is Havok in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS | ©2011 20th Century Fox

At an event this week on the 20th Century Fox lot promoting the new Blu-ray release of the hit summer film X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, ASSIGNMENT X spoke with actor Lucas Till who plays new mutant Havok (aka Alex Summers) in the film. Here’s what he had to say … ASSIGNMENT X: Have you got to look at some of the special features on the Blu-ray? LUCAS TILL: I have not yet, but I am looking forward to the Mutant tracker. It looks like it compiles all the bios of the characters from all the movies including WOLVERINE. It’s got like […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Visual FX Supervisor John Dykstra talks X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Blu-ray and STAR WARS

January Jones and Kevin Bacon in X MEN FIRST CLASS | ©2011 20th Century Fox

At a press event this week on the 20th Century lot, the studio previewed the special features on their new X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Blu-ray release which hits stores today. Set in the 1960s, FIRST CLASS focuses on the friendship between Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and the formation of the X-Men. After the event, ASSIGNMENT X was granted an exclusive interview with that movie’s visual effects designer John Dykstra to chat about re-inventing the X-MEN movie franchise and which character didn’t quite make the cut this time out. Plus, he gave his thoughts on […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS sequel and Blu-ray talk from producer Lauren Shuler-Donner

X-MEN-FIRST CLASS Blu-ray | ©2011 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

At a press event on the 20th Century Fox lot today, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner presided over a presentation of all the special features to be found on the new X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Blu-ray hitting stories this Friday, September 9. The bonus content includes the expected deleted and extended scenes and making-of featurettes on making the prequel/reboot to the X-MEN franchise. Additionally, the Blu-ray also includes 10 free digital X-MEN comic books and an interactive feature that takes you inside the mutant tracker system Cerebro. ASSIGNMENT X had the opportunity to briefly speak with Shuler-Donner after the presentation in this exclusive […]Read On »

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Interview: Malcolm McDowell on the 40th Anniversary of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Malcolm McDowell in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE | ©1971 Warner Bros.

In 1971, director Stanley Kubrick created a whole new filmic language with his controversial adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. A slightly futuristic satire on free will, the film starred Malcolm McDowell as the ultra-violent Alex, a wayward youth who finds a thrill in empty acts of sex and violence. When he’s sentenced to prison for murder, he’s enlisted into a new government program designed to curb his anti-social tendencies, but the after effects transform Alex from villain to unlikely anti-hero. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE has remained a polarizing film for decades and the new two-disc Blu-ray edition […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Where will TRON 3 go? Original TRON director Steven Lisberger reveals his thoughts on a third film – Part 2

Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund in TRON: LEGACY | ©2010 Disney Enterprises

When director Steven Lisberger created TRON in 1982, he had no idea he would be influencing a whole new generation (and foreshadowing the computer revolution that was on the horizon). Now 28 years after his seminal film, the sequel TRON: LEGACY finally arrived with Lisberger producing and Joe Kosinski taking the helm. The film finds Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) trapped in the computer grid of his own making and held hostage by a young, computer program version of himself dubbed Clu. It’s up to Flynn’s grown-up son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) to enter the computer world to save him. TRON: LEGACY […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Original TRON director Steven Lisberger revisits his 1982 classic on Blu-ray – Part 1

TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC SPECIAL EDITION Blu-ray | ©2011 Disney

While much attention has been pointed toward the TRON: LEGACY reboot  that hit theaters in December and just hit Blu-ray this week, it’s time to remind people that the original TRON from 1982 was just as daring and ground-breaking. Co-written and directed by Steven Lisberger  (who also produced LEGACY), TRON was one of many landmark films to arrive in the summer of 1982 (THE THING, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KAHN and so on) and it utilized state-of-the-art techniques to create a digital world where User Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is sucked into a computer to […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRON: LEGACY director Joe Kosinski talks about the new Blu-ray release

TRON: LEGACY and TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC - 5 disc Blu-ray and DVD set | ©2011 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Joseph Kosinski at the World Premiere of TRON: LEGACY | © 2010 Sue Schneider In what is one of the most ambitious Blu-ray releases for a new release, TRON: LEGACY hits stores today in multiple formats, but it’s the 5-disc set that will be the version of choice for fans. Not only does it come with TRON: LEGACY on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital download as well as the original TRON on Blu-ray, but a fifth disc includes the 3D version of the film for optimum home entertainment viewing. Throw in loads of special features, and it’s going to be […]Read On »

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Exclusive: The latest news on Disney’s THE BLACK HOLE remake

THE BLACK HOLE movie poster (1979) | ©1979 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

While speaking to director Joe Kosinski about the Blu-ray/DVD release of TRON: LEGACY (which arrives on April 5), ASSIGNMENT X spoke to the helmer about one of his next projects – the reboot of Disney’s 1979 cult classic THE BLACK HOLE. “THE BLACK HOLE is currently being written by a really talented writer named Travis Beacham who wrote the film PACIFIC RIM that Guillermo Del Toro is directing as we speak,” says Kosinski. “With BLACK HOLE, we’re going to be able to take people on a deep space mission to a black hole and it’s going to be fantastic.” Whereas […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LET ME IN director Matt Reeves takes on the dark side of adolescence

LET ME IN Blu-ray | ©2011 Anchor Bay

One of the scariest things about the horror film LET ME IN, which is about a bullied young boy Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who befriends vampire girl Abby (Chloe Moretz), is that it’s a remake of the excellent Swedish film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. To tackle such a perfect film for American audiences could have been a suicide mission for any other filmmaker. However, writer-director Matt Reeves managed to take the seeds that made the original film so perfect and translate it beautifully with LET ME IN (which hits DVD and Blu-ray his week). The CLOVERFIELD helmer spoke with ASSIGNMENT […]Read On »

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Profile: Five Questions with THE GOONIES co-stars Ke Huy Quan and Jeff Cohen

© 1985 Warner Bros. | Ke Huy Quan and Jeff Cohen in THE GOONIES

COHEN: I think if you look at all of Dick Donner’s movies, it’s verisimilitude, which is “the truth.” That’s his thing. It’s written on the wall in his office. With Donner’s movies, whether it’s SUPERMAN or GOONIES or OMEN, you have a fantastic situation of people behaving how you would behave if you got this crazy treasure map or this guy could fly or maybe the kid is the son of Satan. So I owe it to Donner for letting us curse, like kids curse. To let us develop our relationships amongst each other as kids. HUAN: I don’t remember […]Read On »

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