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Here is your MHM Movie News Flash for April 20, 2016 courtesy the MHM Ticker.

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Beat Down Joss Whedon

Although ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ grossed $1.4 billion worldwide in 2015, Joss Whedon felt burnt out by the experience of the project, and openly criticized the film’s final cut. “I was so beaten down by the process. Some of that was conflicting with Marvel, which is inevitable and a lot of that was about my own work and I was also exhausted, and we right away went and did publicity. I created the narrative – wherein I’m not quite accomplished at – and people just ran with: ‘Well it’s OK, it could be better, but it’s not Joss’s fault.’ I think that did a disservice to the movie, and to the studio and to myself.

“The things about it that are wrong frustrate me enormously, but I got to make an absurdly personal movie about humanity and what it means in a very esoteric and bizarre ways for hundreds of millions of dollars. The fact that Marvel gave me that opportunity twice is so bonkers and beautiful and the fact that I come off as a miserable failure is also bonkers, but not in a cute way.”
Source: The Guardian

‘The Magnificent Seven’ – Teaser Trailer

The first trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Magnificent Seven’ remake about seven gun men in the old west who gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves has been released. Stay tuned for a ‘Seven Samurai’ redo. We are sure it’s coming too. ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is set for release on September 23, 2016.

Lytro Camera on Display at NAB Show

Lytro’s light-field cinema camera prototype was shown at the 2016 NAB Show. More of a light field device than a true camera, the Lytro captures a holographic digital model of the scene at 300 times per second. In post, the director can then decide on things such as frame rate, aperture, and lens; giving the director choices previously only in computer animation. Currently, the camera is roughly as long as a full-size SUV, but Lytro hopes to get it down to a hand held size.
Source: Variety

First Blood (1982)

Lunchtime Movie Reviews ‘First Blood’

Lunchtime Movie Reviews 1982’s ‘First Blood’ about a former Green Beret, John Rambo, who is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies; forcing him to survive using his combat skills. Listen to the podcast.

Celebrity Birthdays for April 20, 2016

George Takei, 79
Jessica Lange, 67
Veronica Cartwright, 67
Andy Serkis, 52
Crispin Glover, 52
Shemar Moore, 46
Carmen Electra, 44
Joey Lawrence, 40

This has been your MHM Movie News Flash for April 20, 2016. Check back tomorrow for more news and stories from Hollywoodland.

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