One unsuspecting audience at Comic-Con got a lot more than they bargained for Friday night when what seemed like an ordinary advanced screening of the September horror movie The Woods actually revealed itself to be a screening of the third Blair Witch movie — a sequel fans have been waiting years to see.
The 440 people inside that theater (including Fandango) will forever be the only ones who had no idea it was coming, and the experience of watching an entire theater slowly realize ten minutes into the movie that what they were watching was actually a new Blair Witch movie absolutely made our Comic-Con.
Check out the new trailer for what is now called Blair Witch, in theaters September 16.
So how is it connected to the other Blair Witch movies?
Well it’s more... Read More
The Important News
Star Wars: Alden Ehrenreich was officially confirmed as the new Han Solo.
Star Trek: Anton Yelchin will not replaced in the next Star Trek movie.
Bourne: Paul Greengrass revealed Matt Damon has only 25 lines in Jason Bourne.
Now You See Me: China will get its own spinoff of the franchise.
Pokemon: Legendary Pictures is making a new Pokemon movie.
Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets beat out Ghostbusters to keep the top spot.
Mouse Guard: Matt Reeves is producing a movie based on the graphic novel.
Remakes: Common is producing a new version of Cooley High. Kirsten Dunst will direct Dakota Fanning in a new version of The Bell Jar.
Divergent... Read More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Film History of the Day:
For Fandor Keyframe and in time for Comic-Con, Drew Morton shows us the evolution of the comic book movie:
Costume Design Spotlight of the Day:
Ahead of Comic-Con, Conan O'Brien visited superhero movie costume makers Ironhead Studio and got a tour and a custom-made suit of his own:
Cosplay of the Day:
Also well-timed to Comic-Con, here's the latest from Thailand's "Lowcost Cosplay," in costume as the poster for The Dark Knight:
Movie Remix of the Day:
For the Comic-Con crowd, here's a cool remix of scenes and dialogue from Deadpool and its score by Junkie XL (via Cinematic Montage... Read More
It may be time to finally pack up your VHS movie collection and donate it to Yale University. The format is now really, truly, becoming extinct, as the last consumer electronics company manufacturing VCR machines is ceasing their production. Variety reports that Funai Electric, of Japan, is putting an end to VHS videocassette recorders later this month.
Technically, that means someone is still selling them, as those last VCRs need a way to be distributed, so the final nail on the VHS coffin has yet to be hammered down. Fans of the format -- and there are more and more these days as a cult-like interest in retro analog video has risen as a fad (see the doc Rewind This!) -- have a while until all existing machines break down or wear out.
Japan is also where the first VHS... Read More
On September 8th, 1966, viewers who tuned into NBC that evening were greeted with the very first broadcast episode of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry's optimistic outlook of the future. The original series didn't have a huge budget, and in its original run it also didn't have nearly as much support as it would grow to have later. One thing that it did have in abundance, though, was guts. During a tumultuous period in American history, Star Trek had the guts to talk about social and political issues of the time through the fantastical prism of science fiction, but because the people had green skin or because the political adversaries were "Romulans" instead of Soviets, only the people paying attention truly understood what Star... Read More
Comic-Con International is in full swing in San Diego, and just like every other year, there's a lot of news coming from the convention – so much, in fact, that it can be hard keeping up with it all.
With that in mind, here's some of the news, previews, and other updates from the show floor that might otherwise fly under your radar:
Godzilla: Resurgence to stomp into U.S. theaters
American fans of Godzilla have been wondering for a while now whether Toho Productions' upcoming live-action reboot Godzilla: Resurgence would get a theatrical release here in the U.S. Well, they now seem to have an answer of sorts, as Funimation has acquired the distribution rights for the film – alternatively titled “Shin Godzilla” – throughout... Read More
During a Q&A that we hosted following last night's Comic-Con screening of Sausage Party, Seth Rogen confirmed they intend to make a sequel to the year's filthiest and funniest animated movie. Rogen added that this was the first time they ever made a movie with clear intentions to make another one, and those who see Sausage Party when it hits theaters on August 12 will definitely see hints as to where they can take the next one.
The film, which follows a number of food and product characters from a supermarket whose world begins to crumble upon realizing their end goal is to be eaten and murdered by humans, once again garnered massive laughs at its Comic-Con screening, following a work-in-progress screening at SXSW earlier this year.
Rogen was on hand at... Read More
As over 100,000 people descend once again on the San Diego area for 2016's Comic-Con International, the entire world of fandom waits to see what kinds of new announcements will be made about virtually every genre property in existence. San Diego is the venue of choice for comic book publishers to announce a plethora of new titles, creative teams, and characters, and we'll likely be seeing no shortage of news on that front throughout the weekend.
Of course, Comic-Con International has also become a focal point in the world of fandom for virtually everyone, as popular TV shows, web-based content, and movies have also generously given attendees no shortage of footage, news, and events to talk about. 2016 has already proven to be a very interesting year for Comics on Film... Read More
Wonder Woman stole the show in Batman v Superman. Love the movie, hate the movie, we can all agree that Gal Gadot was a bright spot in a movie that was a little too eager to spend so much time embracing its darkness.
With that in mind, it's probably no coincidence that the first official poster for Wonder Woman has her turning her back on the darkness, ready to head into the light.
You've also no doubt noticed that this poster is unafraid of its own colors, letting her blue and red shine through without letting their vibrancy get too silly. It's a fantastic first impression and we can only hope it's an accurate reflection of the movie's tone.
We'll likely know more soon, as you can count on Warner Bros. and director Patty Jenkins showing off Wonder... Read More