In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a remake of the classic 1970s amateur talent contest TV series The Gong Show coming to ABC in June. The show featured contestants displaying odd, questionable talents in front of a panel of celebrity judges who had the power to hit a gong that would end the performance before it was even over, indicating that they had seen enough.
Will Arnett and his Electric Avenue production banner are behind the show, but it’s the recently announced host that is turning some heads, because even though the name is not a recognizable one, the person who is actually doing the hosting is someone you’re definitely familiar with. It’s former Saturday Night Live star Mike Myers playing a fictional British comedian named Tommy Maitland, complete with prosthetic make-up enhancements, a fake background and everything.
Get a look at how we’ll see Mike Myers hosting The Gong Show after the jump. Read More »
Some of the internet was abuzz yesterday about a supposed lack of promotion for Wonder Woman at this time with a little over a month to go until the film arrives on June 2. The logic behind this is that the official Warner Bros. YouTube channel for Wonder Woman has significantly less videos promoting the movie than Suicide Squad when the movie was at the same point in its marketing cycle. Forget the fact that Suicide Squad had a much larger roster of lesser known main characters they had to introduce as opposed to one of the most well known superheroes of all time. Clearly, there’s a conspiracy afoot here!
Anyway, it seems like Warner Bros. Pictures’ ears must have been burning yesterday, because they’ve released two new Wonder Woman TV spots, including one that gives a sneak peek at the villain Ares facing off with Gal Gadot. Plus, for all you dedicated Wonder Woman fans out there, there’s an Ultimate Ticket you can pick up that will let you see the movie as many times as you want. This is just the beginning of the onslaught of marketing we’ll see over the next month for Wonder Woman.
Hit the jump to watch the TV spots and get details on the Ultimate Ticket. Read More »
John Hughes was a beloved, respected filmmaker known for writing and directing classics such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and more. But there are plenty of movies that he scripted, only to have someone else direct them. Movies such as Mr. Mom, Home Alone and more had scripts from John Hughes, and now one of those scripts is getting the remake treatment.
The Great Outdoors from 1988 followed Chet and Connie Ripley (John Candy and Stephanie Faracy) and their two kids who were looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend at a Wisconsin cabin away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago, but find their vacation interrupted by the arrival of Connie’s obnoxious brother-in-law Roman (Dan Aykroyd), his wife Kate (Annette Bening) and their two daughters. Now Universal has set Kevin Hart to start in a remake of the comedy.
Find out more about The Great Outdoors remake after the jump. Read More »
This past week brought the celebration of Alien Day, which included the arrival of some awesome new memorabilia, as well as a new tease of Alien: Covenant in the form of a prologue revealing the fate of the crew from Prometheus. Now we get another tease of the sequel arriving in theaters next month with former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage taking a tour of the set, showing how the various structures in the film are created.
Watch as Adam Savage tours the Alien Covenant set below. Read More »
In case you haven’t heard, Bill Nye the Science Guy is back with his own new show on Netflix. Bill Nye Saves the World has the scientist hosting a show where he brings in experts and famous guests into his lab to discuss scientific issues that impact our lives. The first season focuses on topics like climate change, alternative medicine, and video games from a scientific point of view as well as refuting myths and anti-scientific claims.
If you’re looking for a taste of the show, some new promos feature Bill Nye breaking down the science of Stranger Things and a couple of Netflix’s other recently popular shows.
Watch as Bill Nye explains Stranger Things and more below. Read More »
What’s the new release date for the animated Spider-Man movie? Where did Supergirl supposedly keep her suit hidden in the old Action Comics? Why didn’t Dave Bautista want to read the full script for Avengers: Infinity War? Will we see Howard the Duck pop up again in the MCU? When is Free Comic Book Day again? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Even though production on Jurassic World 2 is currently at the halfway point, we still know very little about the sequel. Jeff Goldblum surprisingly joined the sequel this week, and the tyrannosaurus rex that injured him and chased him in a Jeep will be back again (hopefully there will be some kind of reunion played for laughs), and there is supposedly a submarine sequence. Beyond that, all we have are some vague details on what the movie will be about. But today we get a little tidbit of information about one of the new cast members.
James Cromwell joined the cast of Jurassic World 2 back in February, though details on his character weren’t revealed at the time. We guessed that since the movie has something to do with dinosaur rights that Cromwell’s character might be a dinosaur sympathizer since in real life he’s a staunch vegan and animal rights activist. Some new Jurassic World 2 character details from Cromwell indicate that we might be right, at least partially. Read More »
With the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 next week, James Gunn has already confirmed that he will return for Guardians of the Galaxy 3. After making that announcement, plenty of questions were thrown at the director about what we can expect from the next installment of the cosmic comic book franchise.
So far we’ve learned that the third movie will complete a trilogy for this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and after that the team line-up will evolve to include new team members who will have been introduced by the end of the trilogy. But that’s not all that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will do. The sequel will help set up the next 10 years of Marvel Studios movies, and James Gunn is key in helping determine which movies will be made.
Find out more about Guardians of the Galaxy 3 below, but beware of huge spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, especially for the credits scenes and cameos. Read More »
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The road to get a Masters of the Universe movie in theaters again has been paved with endless pit stops and speed bumps. Countless directors have flirted with the property, and plenty of writers have taken a crack at the script, including writers Alex Litvak and Mike Finch, who initially worked on the script over six years ago, circling back to try again most recently. Now we have some good news, some potentially decent news, and some great news regarding the development of the fantasy adaptation.
The good news is, Sony Pictures has officially given a 2019 release date to the film. The potentially decent news is there’s a new writer on board. And the great news is that McG is no longer involved as director. Find about the Masters of the Universe release date and development after the jump. Read More »
During our visit to Pixar Animation’s campus in Emeryville, California to check out a bunch of footage from Cars 3 (read our reaction over here), the animation studio also took the time to show us their new short film that will be attached to the sequel when it hits theaters this summer.
In case you missed the first look Lou we featured previously, the story focuses on a monster who lives in a lost and found box at an elementary school. What’s cool about Lou, is that he’s actually made up of all the things found in that lost and found box. There’s a red hoodie, baseballs, buttons, a slinky, a handheld video game, a shoe and plenty of other misplaced items from the kids at the school.
After all the kids are done having recess on the school playground, Lou takes it upon himself to scour the playground for all the items that get left behind, and he secretly gives them back to the kids to enjoy over and over again. But one day, he notices a bully who has been stealing stuff from his classmates, and what happens next is hilarious and moving.
Find out more about the Pixar short film Lou below. Read More »