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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Get a look at concept art for Disney World’s upcoming NBA-themed game complex.
  • See video of Motiongate Dubai’s Hunger Games land and Ghostbusters ride.
  • Tokyo DisneySea is getting in on the Pixar action with a new seasonal event.
  • Hong Kong Disneyland has broken ground on its multi-year expansion.
  • SeaWorld continues to offer a mix of good and bad news.
  • And much more!

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The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror

Tonight brings the latest installment of “Treehouse of Horror,” the ongoing Halloween-themed episodes of The Simpsons that air around the spooky holiday every single season. FOX has released a new preview of their Sunday night programming block, including our first glimpse at “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII.”

As we heard previously, the episode will have a Coraline-inspired segment, which will include a role for author Neil Gaiman, and the preview shows off part of the stop-motion animated segment debuting tonight. Plus, Maggie gets possessed by an ancient demon and Homer cannibalizes himself. Check out the preview below for a sneak peek and also get the schedule for FXX’s extensive “Treehouse of Horror” marathon happening this month. Read More »

Stranger Things Season 2 Poster

We’re less than a week away from seeing new episodes of Stranger Things hit Netflix for the show’s second season, and as part of the final marketing push for the series, one  more poster has hit the web, this time in the signature illustrated style as the first poster for the series.

The final Stranger Things season 2 poster has the new monster, who has come to be referred to as the thessalhydra for the time being, looming large over images of the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana. It’s quite the beautiful poster. Check it out below.

Here’s the official Stranger Things season 2 poster straight from Netflix: Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi Box Office Predictions

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in December of 2015, it shattered tons of box office records, including setting the opening weekend high with $247 million and riding a wave that raked in over $2 billion at the worldwide box office. Will Star Wars: The Last Jedi end up breaking as many records?

The long range box office projections for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are in, so even though we’re still nearly two months out from release, let’s see how much the analysts think the sequel will make in December. Read More »

Iron Man 3 - Ty Simpkins in Avengers 4

We already know the cast of Avengers: Infinity War will be massive by bringing in all the surviving superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it sounds like the cast of Avengers 4 will be bringing even more characters into the mix outside of all the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.

It’s not often that supporting characters who aren’t superheroes or villains end up returning for Avengers movies unless they have direct ties to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (like Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan or Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts), but a new report indicates that Avengers 4 cast is recruiting Ty Simpkins to reprise his role as whiz kid Harley Keener from Iron Man 3. Find out more below. Read More »

Phantom Thread Movie - Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson

The end of this year will mark what is supposed to be the final performance from Daniel Day-Lewis in a film that reteams him with There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson (seen together above). As we recently found out, Phantom Thread is the name of the film, and now we have an official synopsis to provide us with some insight into the story.

To find out more about the Phantom Thread movie, keep reading below. Read More »

Robert Englund

Today in slightly depressing but inevitable news: Robert Englund, the actor who made dream murderer Freddy Krueger immortal, says he’s too old to ever play the character again. Time marches on for all of us, and it seems age has caught up with Mr. Englund to the point where slipping on his razor glove and tattered Christmas sweater is no longer a possibility.

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Russo Brothers Leaving Marvel

The Russo Brothers have became a staple of the MCU, helming Captain America: The Winter SoldierCaptain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity War and the currently untitled Avengers 4. As of now, they have the most Marvel films under their belt of any filmmaker in the MCU, but after Avengers 4, the Russos may be parting ways with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Are the Russo Brothers leaving Marvel? Maybe.

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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we visit with some vapid LA types, watch a different and troubling kind of immigrant story, go beyond the hype surrounding Conor McGregor, look upon the greatness of a Bill Pullman western, and see The Punisher show his more sensitive, albeit violent, side.  Read More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Concept Art - The Watchers and Stan Lee

Who will be the new Green Arrow on the next episode of the sixth season of Arrow? Who has joined the Shazam crew as director of photography and costume designer? What did Josh Brolin think of the first footage he saw of himself as Thanos? Why don’t we ever see Avengers Tower in The Defenders? Why did the setting of the scene where Mjolnir is destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok get moved? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »