Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Star Wars vs. Star Trek:
Neil deGrasse Tyson tells National Geographic which is better, the Millennium Falcon or the Starship Enterprise, and why (via Geek Tyrant):
Film Trivia of the Day:
The British Film Institute showcases three movies set mostly in snow -- The Shining, Doctor Zhivago and It's a Wonderful Life -- and what that "snow" was really made of:
Casting Rumor Illustrated:
Colin Farrell might be playing John Constantine in Justice League Dark, so BossLogic and ComicBook.com show us what that could look like:
Filmmaker in Focus:
The Directors Series looks at the early, "lo-fi" days of Paul Thomas Anderson, including... Read More
We are two shows in and it’s safe to say that the Marvel Netflix shows have been a boon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sure, we’ve gotten a couple of Marvel’s best live-action villains out of the deal - Vincent D’Onofrio as the “Kingpin” Wilson Fisk and David Tennant as comics’ “Purple Man” aka Killgrave - but we’ve also really opened the doors to what a live-action Marvel adaptation can be. Daredevil was character-driven and violent; Jessica Jones is a complicated, sexual take on people with powers. They don’t feel like the Marvel Studios movies at all, and thankfully, they don’t have to.
Whereas most of the characters Marvel has headlined in films have been around for decades, Jessica Jones marks the... Read More
When fans pack into theaters next month for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they'll be looking over every inch of the movie for Easter eggs. One of them has already been revealed, in part because it concerns a very heartwarming story. We're not sure where to find her in the movie, but an R2-series astromech droid with pink coloring instead of R2-D2's blue will appear on screen at some point.
Her name (yes, she's programmed as female gender) is R2-KT, and she was originally designed as a life-size companion for a little girl diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
Katie Johnson passed away 10 years ago, but before she did, her father, Albin Johnson, commissioned the R2-KT droid special for her. Albin is well-known to many Star Wars geeks as the creator of... Read More
Curious to know what movies are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix.
Note: Listed below are just the movies, not the television shows (except where noted).
Sermons offers Christian solutions for finding peace in a world where people compare their unfiltered lives to others edited to appear perfect.
A Christmas Star (2015)
Born under the Christmas Star, Noelle says she can perform miracles. When trouble comes to town, it’s up to Noelle to prove herself and save the day.
A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z... Read More
With news this week that another Tremors TV series is on the way and with the FX drama based on Fargo being such a hit that a third season has just been confirmed, we thought it was a good time to look at how many more shows adapted from movies are currently in development and possibly on their way to network broadcast or streaming service. Fortunately, Den of Geek has already compiled a great list of 42 in the works for us to go by.
What are the biggest movies being turned into TV shows?
After three Taken movies, the Liam Neeson-led franchise is moving to the small screen for a prequel series. Rush Hour is also headed to TV following three successful movies. There's also the beloved romance flick The Notebook, the classic paranormal romance flick... Read More
Debuting to great buzz at the Telluride Film Festival in September, followed by critical acclaim at the Toronto fest, Anomalisa is heading to select theaters on December 30. Its official plot description may sound rather ordinary: "An inspirational speaker (David Thewlis) becomes reinvigorated after meeting a lively woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who shakes up his mundane existence." So what is it that makes Anomalisa unique?
First, it's a stop-motion animated film that's intended for adults, rather than children. (It's rated R "for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language.") Second, it's from Charlie Kaufman, who became known as the screenwriter of off-beat movies like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the... Read More
We're officially in the home stretch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens promos, and those of you who don't want to know anything more about the film have probably tuned all this out by now. The rest of you? Well... check out these nifty new retro posters for the film, which carry a distinct callback to the movie that started it all.
IGN premiered these three retro Force Awakens posters that pretty much mirror the three posters created way back in the late-'70s to promote the very first Star Wars movie. As if you needed any more proof that Disney is clearly shaping their new Star Wars adventures around the look, feel and tone of the original trilogy, check out these bad boys...
And here's a look at the three posters for Star Wars Episode IV: A New... Read More
Gremlins 3: Over the years, we've heard rumors that a new version of Joe Dante's Gremlins might be on its way. Recently, Zach Galligan, who starred in the 1984 original (above) and the 1990 sequel, Gremlins: The New Batch, said: "It’s not going to be a reboot. It will not be a remake in any way, shape, or form….the only thing they will be -- and apparently are going to be -- doing is something along the lines of like Jurassic World, where it will be 30 years later." The actor does not know if his character will be featured in the new movie. [Games Radar]
The Girl Before: Ron Howard will direct a big-screen adaptation of a novel that hasn't been published yet. The Girl Before, written by J.P... Read More
Here's your estimated 5-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - $75.7 million ($198.3 million total)
2. The Good Dinosaur - $55.5 million ($55.5 million total)
3. Creed - $42.6 million ($42.6 million total)
4. SPECTRE - $18.1 million ($176.0 million total)
5. The Peanuts Movie - $13.6 million ($116.7 million total)
6. The Night Before - $11.5 million ($24.1million total)
7. Secret In Their Eyes - $5.9 million ($14.0 million total)
8. Spotlight - $5.7 million ($12.3 million total)
9. Brooklyn - $4.8 million ($7.2 million total)
10. The Martian - $4.5 million ($218.6 million total)
The Big Stories
Dinosaurs and boxers and Katnisses, oh my!
Jennifer Lawrence's Mockingjay once again ruled the box... Read More
The Important News
First Looks: Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman. Chris Hemsworth revealed stunning weight loss for In the Heart of the Sea.
Remake Report: Kenneth Branagh will star in his own redo of Murder on the Orient Express. Angelina Jolie might star in a remake of Bride of Frankenstein. Chef will be remade in India.
Franchise Fever: Tom Cruise may star in The Mummy and more Universal Monsters movies.
Sequelitis: Men in Black 4 will feature a female lead as a Woman in Black.
New Directors/New Films: Jennifer Lawrence will make her directorial debut with Project Delirium. Martin Scorsese might direct an Evel Knievel biopic.
Casting Net: Ryan Gosling might star in a Neil Armstrong... Read More