Did Marvel receive bomb threats after James Rhodes became Iron Man in the old comics? What would the specs be on The LEGO Batman Movie‘s Batmobile if it were real? Should the recently ordered sixth season of Arrow be its last? What villain is rumored to be part of the animated Spider-Man movie? When is the new Logan trailer coming? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Plenty of movies have tried to capture the same magic as E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Perhaps most famous is the abysmal, blatant ripoff Mac and Me, which provides endless, unintentional laughs, but there are plenty more than have come and gone. It’s hard to manufacture the kind of genuine wonder and emotion that came from Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic. However, a new family film from Australia is making a valiant attempt.
My Pet Dinosaur is a sci-fi adventure that follows a young boy who stumbles upon what appears to be a tiny dinosaur, the product of a military experiment that sparked some unexpected consequences. It should come as no surprise that the government is in close pursuit. Keeping the dinosaur secret becomes a bit of a challenge as it grows exponentially in a very short period of time.
Watch the My Pet Dinosaur trailer after the jump. Read More »
We’re less than a month until we get a new movie featuring the Dark Knight in theaters. However, this take on Batman will be far more lighthearted than the one we saw in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The LEGO Batman Movie has Will Arnett voicing the building block version of the Caped Crusader, reprising the role he masterfully played in The LEGO Movie a few years ago. It’s one of my most anticipated movies of 2017, and a couple new TV spots show off some new footage from the comedic take on Batman, complete with a showcase of how badass Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl, is going to be in this movie.
Watch The LEGO Batman Movie TV spots after the jump. Read More »
Last fall, there was a lot of buzz regarding whether or not Daniel Craig would eventually return to the role of James Bond. The actor was rather vocal about how exhausting the work on Spectre was, going so far as to say that he’d rather slash his wrists than do another James Bond movie at that time. Since then, he’s equated his answer to being the same he would give if someone asked him to run a marathon after just finishing another marathon, reiterating that he loves playing James Bond.
As of last year, Daniel Craig was still the first choice to play James Bond, according to the franchise executive producer, but that didn’t stop rumors from swirling about a possible replacement. One of those names was Tom Hardy, and in a recent interview he was hesitant to address any truth to those rumors simply because of his own personal philosophy. However, he had no problem putting forth his choice to direct a James Bond film: Christopher Nolan.
Find out what Tom Hardy had to say about Christopher Nolan directing James Bond after the jump. Read More »
Science fiction cinema wouldn’t be what it is today without James Cameron. Not only has the director’s work on movies like The Terminator and Aliens influenced countless filmmakers today, but his advancements in visual effects and technology behind the scenes have made once seemingly impossible dreams come to life on the big screen. And now, he’ll chronicle the evolution of the genre he helped influence in a new documentary series.
At their Television Critics Association winter tour panel, AMC announced that they were teaming with James Cameron for a new documentary series that will chronicle the origins of science fiction, from being a cult genre to a pop culture phenomenon.
Find out more about the James Cameron sci-fi documentary series after the jump. Read More »
We didn’t get a new movie from director Judd Apatow this year, and part of the reason for that is because he’s producing a new TV series for HBO as another one is wrapping up. Girls will begin its final season in February, but Judd Apatow will stay comfy at HBO with a new comedy series starring stand-up comedian Pete Holmes.
Crashing follows Pete Holmes playing a version of himself from years ago. The HBO series follows Holmes as an up and coming, naive stand-up comedian in New York City whose seemingly happy life is uprooted when he finds his wife cheating on him. As he tries to get some stage time and recover from his destroyed marriage, he couch surfs across New York City, staying with his various comedian friends played by Holmes’ real-life comedian friends who you’ll definitely recognize in a new trailer for the show.
Watch the Crashing trailer after the jump. Read More »
We’re still waiting to find out when Rick and Morty will return to Adult Swim for their third season, though we do have a small idea of what to expect thanks to an unfinished sneak preview from a little while back. For those who are still desperately waiting to get schwifty again with the universe’s most insane grandfather and grandson duo, we have something to hold you over.
This past weekend, Gallery 1988 opened a special Rick and Morty artwork exhibition, and all of the artwork is now online for you to check out yourself. There are even some pieces that are still available for purchase. Read More »
ScreenJunkies is continuing their Fan Appreciation Month with the next installment of Honest Trailers as voted on by their viewers. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure was the first one to get the Honest Trailer treatment this monthafter coming in at #5, and now we have the movie that landed the #4 spot.
The Princess Bride is one of those movies that you either watched endlessly as a kid and have an unwavering nostalgic love for it now, or you didn’t see it until you were an adult and you just don’t get why everyone rants and raves about it. And as Honest Trailers points out, even though it makes fun of the sappy, swashbuckling, medieval love stories of decades past (such as Robin Hood and Zorro), it actually turns out to be the best in that same niche genre.
Watch The Princess Bride Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »
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This weekend brought the first episode of Saturday Night Live in 2017, and the writers had a tough time coming back from break. Hosted by Felicity Jones, the episode started off strong with the cold open featuring the return of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, but then it takes a sharp turn into being more than a rough return for the late night sketch show.
We recount the best and worst sketches from the Felicity Jones hosted Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »
Though most of Hollywood is interested in remaking, rebooting or retooling the highest rated TV shows and highest grossing blockbusters franchises, some attention is being paid to giving the treatment to cult classic titles. Such is the case with a series adaptation of Guy Ritchie’s crime comedy Snatch.
Snatch has been turned into a 10-episode series at Sony’s free streaming service Crackle (the same company behind Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and the Joe Dirt sequel no one asked for). It doesn’t follow the same story as the movie, but it tries to capture the spirit and style with the chronicle of a real life heist that happened in London. It also features Harry Potter franchise star Rupert Grint and Gossip Girl heartthrob Ed Westwick in the ensemble cast, but will it be enough to get people to watch?
Check out the Snatch TV series trailer below and decide for yourself, but beware it’s slightly NSFW. Read More »