Fast and the Furious producer Chris Morgan is rebooting their Universal movie monsters into a connected Universal Monsters cinematic universe that begins with Alex Kurtzman‘s The Mummy. I know it’s easy to write off another reboot, and another studio trying to copy the success of Marvel’s connected universe, but this looks really promising. The first teaser trailer was unleashed during tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead. Watch The Mummy Teaser trailer now after the jump.
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This weekend, our own Jacob Hall went to Skywalker Ranch for a special press event showing 28 minutes of footage from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. You can check out his full, spoiler-free reaction over here. But since there were several more reporters and critics on hand, we thought we’d provide you a variety of reactions after the footage screened.
The Rogue One footage reactions have plenty of praise across the board with many praising the action and loving the new droid K-2SO. There’s also plenty of confirmation that there is no opening crawl, as we already heard. And director Gareth Edwards has been paying attention to the early buzz, and he reacts to the good word of mouth coming from this sneak preview.
For more Rogue One footage reactions, all of them spoiler-free, hit the jump. Read More »
Production on Transformers: The Last Knight has officially wrapped, and we know that because the official Twitter account for the film franchise has just posted a video announcing the completing of shooting. The video contains a bunch of stills from the set, as well as behind the scenes footage of Michael Bay directing, and some of the stars in action on set. If that’s not enough for you, tomorrow will bring the first trailer for the fifth installment of the toy-based action franchise.
Check out the Transformers The Last Knight photos and video after the jump. Read More »
As the first of three episodes that will close out the end of 2016, Emma Stone hosted Saturday Night Live last night for the third time, and hopefully it’s an indication of a strong finish for the cast, writers and crew of the staple sketch show. A solid episode brought some great sketches, including the return of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and a cameo from one of the stars of Office Christmas Party, besides the SNL cast members who also star in the movie.
We run through the best and worst sketches of Emma Stone’s Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »
This past weekend brought Comic-Con Experience 2016 to Brazil, and with it came the debut of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer (which arrived online shortly thereafter for our viewing pleasure). But another Marvel Studios trailer was shown that we haven’t seen yet, and likely won’t see until next week when it debuts with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Spider-Man: Homecoming had the first trailer debut at CCXP 2016, and some details have been hitting the web since then. We don’t want to spoil anything for those who just want to wait to see it for themselves, but there is one detail worth mentioning regarding a Spidey suit upgrade that longtime webslinger fans will be happy to see Tom Holland wearing on the big screen.
Find out about the Spider-Man Homecoming suit upgrade after the jump, but beware that this detail is from the closing moments of the trailer, so don’t read if you don’t want to ruin the surprise. Read More »
The end of September brought the debut of Luke Cage, Netflix’s latest TV series from Marvel Studios, the third of an entire line-up of shows leading up to the assembly of the street-level superhero team known as The Defenders. Now it appears both Marvel and Netflix were satisfied with the reception of the show, because Luke Cage season 2 has just been officially announced by Marvel Studios with a little teaser video that you can watch below. Read More »
Following the sad news that arrived Thanksgiving weekend with the deaths of The Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson and Barney Miller star Ron Glass, another actress has left this world.
You may not know Alice Drummond by name, but you’ve undoubtedly seen the character actress in key roles in some very popular movies, including playing the librarian from the opening scene of Ghostbusters and Ray Finkle’s cuckoo mother in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Sadly, Alice Drummond has passed away at 88 years old. Read More »
As of this moment, 20th Century Women is my favorite movie of the year. Mike Mills‘ (Beginners) latest film is warm, compassionate, honest, and funny. It’s easily the director’s most accomplished feature to date. While watching 20th Century Women, there are themes that call to mind his previous features. Time is a crucial component of Mills’ work, and in 20th Century Women, he focuses on a very particular and relatable time in most peoples’ lives.
Below, watch the 20th Century Women featurette.
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Posted on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
While no audience outside of Disney and Lucasfilm has actually seen the entirety of director Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story quite yet, we were among those invited to a sneak preview of 28 minutes of footage from the upcoming Star Wars spin-off…and what we saw was often spectacular.
“Often” may be the key word there. How do you judge a 133-minute movie based on 28 minutes? You can’t. That would be silly. To declare Rogue One a success or a failure after a half-hour preview would be a foolhardy endeavor. Without the context of the entire movie, it’s impossible to judge any decision as a good choice or a bad one. All you can do is talk about what you enjoyed in the preview and what concerned you.
And for those worried, this is a spoiler-free reaction to what was shown.
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Posted on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
A few years ago, Guardians of the Galaxy felt like a big left turn and a risk for Marvel Studios. In retrospect, its critical accolades and massive box office felt predestined – this is what happens when a filmmaker as offbeat and clever as director James Gunn is allowed to play in the superhero movie sandbox.
The first full trailer for the sequel, the appropriately titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has arrived and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t overjoyed to see this motley crew of universe-saving a-holes again.
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