FROZEN All we have to do is look around at the absence of the once omnipresent Blockbuster stores to realize the impact new media and streaming options like Netflix have had on movie rentals, but DVD and Blu-ray sales are not nearly as frigid: Disney announced Wednesday that it sold 3.2 million units of Frozen in the first 24 hours it was offered for sale! This comes after the movie became Disney's fastest-selling digital release ever following its debut on digital HD and digital 3D on Feb. 25th. And, hey, its still in theaters.#AlwaysTrending
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CAP3 April 4th can't come early enough for us Marvel fanatics, but as excited as we are to see Cap (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) take on the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Batroc (Georges St. Pierre) and Crossbones (Frank Grillo) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we must admit that we can't stop thinking about what the writers have in store for Cap in Act III. In a recent interview with DenOfGeek, co-writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus let slip that "a couple" of the comic book ideas they are playing around with for the threequel "is psychotic 1950s Cap."
This probably doesn't mean much to the average fan, but to us it means we might be seeing William Burnside, the stark, raving nutbag who attempted to take over the life of Steve Rogers after discovering the original Super Soldier Serum formula. For a time, Burnside actually did some good as the faux Cap, but he eventually went insane. He was shut down by the real Cap and put into suspended animation, only to be revived by Dr. Faustus, who brainwashed Burnside into becoming the Grand Director, leader of a neo-Nazi hate group.
NOAH While it's highly unlikely that the Vatican will lend its very influential stamp of approval to Darren Aronofsky's Noah, THR reports that a Paramount delegation that included Aronofsky and title star Russell Crowe did meet with the pontiff "briefly" on Wednesday, the day of Pope Francis' weekly audience in St. Peter's Square. Commented Aronofsky:
Pope Francis' comments on stewardship and our responsibility to the natural world are inspirational and of the utmost importance. When the opportunity [arose] to hear him speak in person on the anniversary of his first year in office I couldn't miss the chance to listen and learn.
GODZILLA After a new international trailer for Godzilla dropped earlier this week, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released new still images of the main protagonists, played by Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Ken Watanabe, with director Gareth Edwards in tow. Sorry, still no clear shots of Godzilla (or Godzooky, for that matter). Godzilla opens May 16th.