It’s been lurking in the waters of Hollywood for almost a decade, the monster movie Meg may be resurfacing once again.
Meg is a killer shark story based on a 1997 book written by Steve Allen that has been at multiple studios over the past decade, with many of different names on board. The project had been thought dormant for a good long while, but now a script by Dean Georgaris reportedly has Warner Bros. excited by the monster movie. In fact, the studio is currently in talks with Eli Roth to helm what it hopes could be a new franchise. Read more about the Meg movie below. Read More »
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Did you ever watch Fargo and think, “Maybe I can go and get that snowbound money?” Well Kumiko has. That’s the super broad description of Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter, co-written and directed by David Zellner and starring Rinko Kikuchi as the title character. Kumiko is a confused, but determined young woman who sees the movie Fargo and believes it’s a clue to a pile of hidden money. So she travels across the world, with her trusty bunny Bunzo, to attempt and recover the money Steve Buscemi’s character buried in the film.
Though the plot sounds a bit silly, Zellner handles it with the utmost respect and sympathy. It’s a complex, rewarding film that’s comes to Digital HD on June 19, as well as Blu-ray on June 30, and /Film has five codes you can win to download and watch the film for free. Find out how to enter our Kumiko The Treasure Hunter Contest below. Read More »
Many forms of media are present in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Vinyl, video games, television, movies, comic books and so much more. Below, read about the following:
- John Williams‘ score for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is now on vinyl.
- Photos of Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens leak.
- See the Boba Fett Disney Infinity 3.0 figure and a new E3 trailer.
- Visceral Games continues to tease a new Star Wars game.
- Watch a new clip from Star Wars Rebels season 2.
- See a variant cover for the comic Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1.
- Watch a conversation with Frank Oz from Disney’s Star Wars Weekends.
- Gawker Media offers to buy the script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Mark Hamill‘s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is questioned.
- What Force Awakens ship could also appear in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One?
- How does Finn fit in between the Resistance and First Order?
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A brand new Peanuts Movie trailer has been released and it goes for “epic.” The Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ plays, every member of the cast is introduced, and Charlie Brown is his usual, lovable, unlucky self on a bigger scale than ever. A new girl has moved in next door and Charlie Brown hopes this is the beginning of a new chapter in his life. But we all know Charlie Brown, and things aren’t going to go the way he expects.
The Peanuts Movie opens November 6 from Blue Sky Studios and Fox. Check out the new Peanuts Movie trailer below. Read More »
As it stands right now, Captain America: Civil War will include every single Earth-bound superhero in the MCU minus two: Thor and Hulk. They’re even adding in the new people like Ant-Man. So why are those two characters not in the movie? Thor, at least, has a solo movie that should cover his absence but Hulk does not. Last we saw the mean, green machine he was in a S.H.I.E.L.D plane hoping to get lost from the world.
According to Mark Ruffalo, the actor behind Hulk, he hasn’t heard anything about the movie except from one person: Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark himself told Ruffalo he was in Civil War, but Ruffalo says he hasn’t heard from anyone else beyond that. Read the Mark Ruffalo Captain America Civil War quotes and more below. Read More »
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The 1956 film Forbidden Planet is one of the most influential sci-fi films of all time. The visuals, the robot, the tone — all of it has been duplicated and referenced ad nauseam in the 60 years since its release. It’s also become a visual landmark for artists, including today’s pop culture artists. Kevin Tong, Laurent Durieux and Matt Ferguson have all done posters for the film. The latest is from Killian Eng. His take is a bit different than the others, concentrating less on the characters and more on the planet itself. It will be released June 17; check out the Killian Eng Forbidden Planet posters below. Read More »
We haven’t done one of these in a while, but what better occasion that a sequel 22 years in the making. Sure, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park had two sequels in between now and then but, Jurassic World is kind of the sequel we always wanted. John Hammond’s vision of a dinosaur theme park has finally been realized. Tourists from all over the world fly to Isla Nublar, off the coast of Costa Rica, to see creatures that went extinct millions and millions of year ago. This was the dream and now we get to see it on the big screen.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson and more, Jurassic World is a polarizing film. You can read two different reactions to it right here on the site. Peter loved the movie and I liked it too, though we had varying levels of issues. You can also read David’s critical analysis of the movie, an interview with the director, and later this weekend, some other interviews as well. Then, on Monday, we’ll have some discussion of a potential sequel. Call us your one-stop Jurassic World content gift shop.
The only thing missing is you. What did you think of this highly anticipated sequel? Discuss full on Jurassic World spoilers below. Read More »
Editor’s Note: Below is our review of from the Sundance Film Festival. We’re republishing it now that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is open in limited release. Find theaters here.
On paper, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl doesn’t seem particularly exciting. An adaptation of a book by Jesse Andrews, it’s the story of a high school senior who is forced to become friends with a school acquaintance who is diagnosed with leukemia.
Interesting, yes but not that exciting. Thankfully, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl isn’t merely on paper. It’s a film — in fact, a film that loves film, celebrates film, and is very much about the medium – with beautiful shot composition, tense long takes and elaborate tracking shots. It tells a touching and incredibly funny story with very realistic, honest characters and enough self-awareness to make it all feel modern. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and adapted by Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival this weekend. Read our Me and Earl and the Dying Girl review here. Read More »
It seems like just yesterday the narrative around Fantastic Four was how bad the marketing was. Mainly, that’s because it was non-existent for so long. Since the release of the first trailer though, that’s been rapidly and happily changing. As effects shots get completed and more and more is revealed, you can feel everyone getting cautiously optimistic about what Josh Trank has done here. It’s going to take some people actually seeing the movie to finally make everyone super excited but, until then, the tables are turning.
Case in point, a brand new TV spot that debuted during the NBA Finals. It’s a lot of the same footage we’ve already seen, but there’s new stuff and – most importantly – there’s humor in here. Below, check out the new Fantastic Four TV spot. Read More »