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Richard Alan Greenberg

You may not have known the name Richard Alan Greenberg, but you almost certainly know his work. Greenberg was an Oscar-nominated effects artist who created memorable title sequences for films, including Alien and Superman. Greenberg died this week at the age of 71.

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point blank remake

Marvel Cinematic Universe players Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo are teaming with Everly filmmaker Joe Lynch for Netflix’s Point Blank remake. The film will be an American take on Fred Cavayé‘s French crime drama Point Blank (A bout portant). Read More »

‘Daria’ Reboot Coming From New MTV Studios

daria reboot

MTV is going back to the drawing board with a Daria reboot as part of their new MTV Studios. The Daria reboot is one of several revivals MTV has planned, alongside The Real World and Aeon Flux.

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to all the boys i've loved before trailer

With its recent streak of charming and sweet romantic comedies, Netflix has almost singlehandedly revived the dying genre. And that streak shows no sign of ending soon, with a sugary-sweet trailer for the YA novel adaptation To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before. X-Men: Apocalypse star Lana Condor stars in this film, which follows an Asian-American high schooler as her romantic daydreams turn into humiliating nightmares.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp clip

Fans’ heads are still spinning from the ending of Avengers: Infinity War, but Marvel Studios is barreling on with Ant-Man and the Wasp, the 20th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that hits theaters next month. In a newly-released Ant-Man and the Wasp clip, we get to see Evangeline Lilly‘s Wasp employ some pretty slick driving skills in one of the most unconventional car chases in any superhero film. Take a look below. Read More »

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MoviePass troubles

Another day, another dent in MoviePass’s armor.

The movie theater subscription service’s parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics, has launched a $164 million bond sale in an attempt to stay alive, and a new report says they could need more than $1.2 billion (!) of additional capital to maintain MoviePass’s growth and eventually become profitable. Below, we have a few fool-proof suggestions for how they can raise that money. Read More »

mission impossible fallout

Dinosaurs and secret agents aren’t a combo that would usually work, but in IMAX they both look stunning. Audiences seeing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in IMAX this weekend will be treated to a special sneak peek of the one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the season.

IMAX has announced that it will play an exclusive Mission: Impossible – Fallout sneak peek ahead of showings of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. But don’t expect to see it if you bought tickets for a regular showing — this is in IMAX theaters only. Read More »

star wars spin-offs

Update: A new report suggests that the Star Wars spin-offs aren’t quite as dead previously rumored. We’ve added the new details below.

Here’s some interesting news from a galaxy far, far away: a new report claims that the Star Wars Story spin-off movies are being put on hold at Lucasfilm. Rian Johnson’s planned trilogy and the Game of Thrones creators’ series of movies are still in the works, but the long-awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone movie and the planned Boba Fett film are reportedly on ice…for now. Read More »

Xavier Dolan It Chapter 2

I was definitely not expecting this. Filmmaker and actor Xavier Dolan has joined the cast of It: Chapter 2. Dolan, who is friends with It 2 star Jessica Chastain, had previously proclaimed the first It to be his “favorite film this century.” Now, he’s got a role in the sequel.

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Wild Things Sequels

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition, I’ve been forced to accept the existence of three – three! – sequels to one of 1998’s best comedies.)

You read that headline right. 1998’s Wild Things is a comedy, and it’s a pretty brilliant one at that. Sure it’s also sleazy, ridiculous, and filled with more twists than a busload of Chubby Checker impersonators, but the damn thing is a blast from beginning to end. Every frame is dripping with sweat and pheromones, every character wants to shtup every other character (when they’re not busy shtupping them over), and the entire cast plays it 100% straight. Well, maybe not Bill Murray, but no one’s complaining.

A recent re-watch confirmed it as beautifully absurd and gloriously entertaining, and for a brief while, all was right with the world. Then I got the bi-weekly call from Slash HQ. Don’t tell him I shared this, but my editor Jacob Hall likes to pick the sequels I cover here, and I think he enjoys it a bit too much. Every two weeks he pulls out his wheel of DTV sequels, puffs menacingly on a cigar, and gives the wheel a spin as his sadistic chuckles echo around him…but I digress. This week’s torture was decided, and that’s why I endured a first-time watch of the three DTV Wild Things sequels made between 2004 and 2010. (And yes, I’m terrified of the day Jacob’s wheel lands on Hellraiser.)

Keep reading for a look at Wild Things 2, Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough, and Wild Things: Foursome.

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