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Ghostbusters Japanese Theme

Even though I was one of the few people who didn’t flat out hate the Fall Out Boy cover of the Ghostbusters theme that debuted last week, I’ll be the first to admit that it doesn’t constitute good music. At the same time, the original theme is only beloved because it’s soaked in nostalgic love for the original movie, because Ray Parker Jr.’s signature tune is not good music either. But that’s neither here nor there, because now we have a Japanese Ghostbusters theme cover that delivers the perfect contemporary update of the original song, complete with choreographed proton pack dancing and more. Read More »

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Bridget Jone's Baby

The onslaught of sequels won’t end with summer. Fall brings a whole new batch, including Bridget Jones’s Baby. Fifteen years after the first film, Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is a little older, a little wiser, but no less prone to getting into awkward scrapes. More specifically, she’s dealing with a surprise pregnancy and two potential fathers. In one corner, there’s Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), the former man of her dreams. In the other, there’s Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey), a charming American suitor.

Our gal is left to figure out which one is the biological father of her child — as well as which one she wants to be with happily ever after. Watch the Bridget Jones’s Baby trailer below.
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Fantastic Beasts Featurette

We’ve still got months until Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them expands the wizarding world of Harry Potter on the big screen. The spin-off that Warner Bros. hopes will be the start of a new franchise follows Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, an expert on magical creatures who finds himself in New York City. The film will give us our first look at what the world of magic is like in North America, and that includes an American school for learning witchcraft and wizardry.

A new Fantastic Beasts featurette shines a light on Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, located on the highest peak of Mount Greylock in Massachusetts. The video uses some stylish animation to tell a very brief story of how the school was founded, which includes a young Irish girl named Isolt Sayre and her aunt Gormlaith Gaunt. (That last name might ring a bell for Harry Potter fans.) Watch the video after the jump.  Read More »

Josh Trank exits Star Wars

Two weeks ago, a man walked into the Pulse gay club in Orlando and began firing his gun. By the time his spree was over, 49 people had been killed and another 53 injured, making it the deadliest hate crime ever committed against LGBTQ people in the U.S. as well as the deadliest mass shooting overall in our history. Survivors, their loved ones, and their communities are still reeling from the loss. But one man is hoping to honor the victims in an unusual and moving way.

IGN editor Joshua Yehl is asking Disney and Lucasfilm to memorialize the victims by introducing the first-ever LGBTQ Star Wars character, to be inspired by his best friend Drew Leinonen — a massive Star Wars fan and one of those killed in the attack.  Read More »

Doctor Strange and Wong

The first trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange introduced many of the key players including Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). One we haven’t seen yet, though, is Wong, played by Benedict Wong.

In the comics, Wong is Strange’s sidekick and valet as well as a master martial artist himself. But expect some big changes in the movie version. “I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant,” the actor teased in a recent interview.  Read More »

Siegfried and Roy biopic

We’ve got news of not one but two exciting upcoming biopics. O.J. Simpson lawyer Johnnie Cochran and magicians Siegfried & Roy are getting their own movies.

Although Courtney B. Vance most recently portrayed the late Cochran in FX’s thoroughly entertaining The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the Cochran biopic, which will star Anthony Mackie, won’t focus on the O.J. Simpson trial. Meanwhile, Siegfried & Roy’s film will tell the pair’s life story.

Below, learn more about the Johnnie Cochran and Siegfried & Roy biopics.

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Earlier this month, our own Peter Sciretta visited the set of Warner Bros.’ Justice League and returned with hopeful reports of a movie with more heart and a more colorful personality than the divisive Batman v Superman had. But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. So today, we’ve got some art for you to feast your eyes on.

A new bit of Justice League concept art has been revealed thanks to the digital HD release of the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition, and it offers a better look at the whole gang: Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Check it out below. Read More »

Movie Budget Spending

In our reporting of movie news, we hear about the budgets of movies all the time. Usually it’s only when a great movie cost surprisingly little to make or when a bad movie bombs at the box office cost hundreds of millions of dollars. But do you really understand how the money on a blockbuster film is spent?

A new video imagines a hypothetical $200 million blockbuster movie from the Hollywood system and breaks down just where all that money goes. Whether it’s the multi-million dollar paycheck that one of the lead actors gets or the person responsible for coordinating all the product placement, this video lays out roughly how much every crew member on a major studio blockbuster would make.

Get a rundown of blockbuster movie budget spending after the jump. Read More »

Back to the Future Scene Comparison

From run-ins with Biff, to the use of phrases like “Great Scott” and “Whoa, this is heavy,” it’s no secret that there are plenty of gags that are reused throughout the entire Back to the Future trilogy. A new video puts all three of the films side-by-side and syncs up the sequences that see Marty McFly waking up after being knocked out in each of the movies. You might be surprised to see just how similar each sequence is, from the shot composition, to the musical cues and more.

Watch the Back to the Future scene comparison after the jump. Read More »