The Important News
New Directors/New Gigs: Paul Thomas Anderson is working on a live-action Pinocchio movie. Peter Berg will direct Mark Wahlberg again for Mile 22.
Franchise Fever: Top Gun 2 will be about drones. Tom Cruise once fired his Mission: Impossible insurance company. The next Spider-Man will be like a John Hughes movie. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Star Trek 3 revealed official titles. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice revealed more images. Deadpool also shared another promo image.
Remake Round-Up: Robert Zemeckis revealed why there may never be a Back to the Future remake. Fatal Attraction is going to be a TV series.
Box Office: Jurassic... Read More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture this holiday weekend:
Fake Movie Trailer of the Holiday:
"Because nothing is more American than making money." Anna Chlumsky and Amber Stevens star in a fake trailer for an action blockbuster adaptation of the American Girl Dolls:
Movie Take-Down of the Holiday:
Before you sit down for your annual re-watch of Independence Day, watch Honest Trailers blow up the landmark movie's spot, even unintentionally by reminding us Independence Day 2 was supposed to arrive this weekend.
Vintage Image of the Holiday:
Rita Hayworth gave us some of the greatest pin-up shots of all time, including this patriotic image that doesn't even need to be in color for... Read More
Terminator Genisys, the fifth entry in what was once one of the greatest science fiction film series of all time, is here and it's bound to bring out a lot of mixed emotions in fans. On one level, it directly quotes (and even takes place during) the events of the iconic first film while bringing in recognizable elements from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. However, it's also a silly and often hammy movie, putting it more in line with the later entries in the franchise. To properly capture what's so good and what's so rotten about Genisys, let's break this down: what is there to love in the movie and what is there to hate? Because there is plenty of both.
WHAT TO LOVE
1. A Clever First Half
Like 2009's Star Trek reboot, Terminator Genisys attempts to... Read More
It’s July once again, which means the massive Comic-Con International in San Diego is upon us, and will feature some of the biggest movies of the next year making their statements to fans in the iconic Hall H about why they should be excited for their upcoming releases.
Although Marvel Studios has decided to forego a traditional Comic-Con presentation, there are at least four other comics-based films that will be appearing in Hall H this year, so we thought it prudent to give an overview of those films and what we’d like to see at their presentations ahead of their actual bow in the San Diego Convention Center next week.
So, without further ado, here we go!
Release Date: August 7, 2015
Although Marvel Studios might be a no-show in Hall... Read More
If exhibitors want to get more butts in their movie theaters, they need to provide unique, memorable experiences. One way to do this is special gimmicks tailored to specific releases that are fun and involving rather than just obvious marketing strategies.
We want to feel like a part of the movie, not a part of the advertising of that movie. We want to be treated like we're on a secret mission, as moviegoers were in the UK cinema offering an interactive Kingsman: The Secret Service experience involving a well-choreographed chase sequence that they got to be in the middle of.
Now American audiences in select cities can also feel like secret agents as part of a special immersive experience, this one tied to Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. In AMC IMAX locations... Read More
The Hateful Eight: Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will be charging into select theaters in 70mm on December 25 before opening wide on January 8, 2016. The director claims it will be "the funniest snow Western ever made," and for evidence, we have the first look at Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, just part of an ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. [EW.com]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2: Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks are featured in a new image from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. The warrior and the stylist are seen in a rare moment of quiet contemplation. The final installment of the series also stars Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, Michelle Forbes, and Donald Sutherland; it... Read More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Movie Truth of the Day:
How can the Terminator's skin age, a la Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800? Nerdist's Kyle Hill explains the science of Terminator Genisys:
Movie Guide of the Day:
Speaking of the Terminator movies, here's a guide to every Terminator (machine, not movie) via i09:
Studio Guide of the Day:
These diagrams illustrate emotional reactions to Pixar movie scenes employing Pixar's Inside Out characters. See more at Oh My Disney.
Disney Princesses Movie Mash-Up of the Day:
This time the focus is on the Disney Princesses' love interests, as they take on roles from Magic Mike XXL. Below is... Read More
The summer movie season kicked off in a big way last month with Jurassic World, and it's difficult not to love the dino-sequel's domination of the box office right now – after all, it's everything a summer movie should be and a great throwback to the fantastic big-screen adventures that made movie-lovers out of so many of us.
And the best part? Jurassic World is just one of the many great, geeky things likely to make July a month to remember.
Here are ten (give or take a few) things to look out for this month in comics, movies, and collectibles that celebrate the geekier side of Hollywood.
1. San Diego Comic-Con International
How does one even begin to sum up the epicenter of geekery that is San Diego Comic-Con? At this point, any attempt to... Read More
Comic-Con is still a week away, but Entertainment Weekly has already started rolling out some first looks. They dropped some Batman v Superman goods earlier today, but they've also put out the above image which clearly depicts what happens when Deadpool gets bored while waiting in traffic.
Perhaps more importantly, though, EW also shared some comments from star Ryan Reynolds, which may be vitally important for a certain fan somewhere.
Have you ever dreamed about kissing Ryan Reynolds? If so, you need to go ahead and break out your time machine so you can travel back and become the person who leaked the Deadpool proof-of-concept test footage the Internet fell in love with. Reynolds and all else involved know that the fan reaction is what got the... Read More
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