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 »
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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 »
They couldn’t make “Fetch” happen but maybe you’ll have better luck. Mobile gaming company Pocket Gems has announced they’re working on an official Mean Girls game where players can make their own decisions and create a story featuring characters from the hit 2004 film. See a full image from the Mean Girls mobile game and read more about it below. Read More »
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We’ve known for a while that Quentin Tarantino‘s next film, The Hateful Eight, was coming in the Winter. We just didn’t know what date to circle on the calendar. Now we do. The film will open in limited, 70mm release on December 25 before a wide, digital release on January 8. Read more about the Hateful Eight release date below. Read More »
Sometimes we forget that even for people most of us consider famous, there’s a whole other level beyond. The kind of person even celebrities get nervous about meeting. An example is Steven Spielberg, a man whose filmography and influence on cinema today can’t be overstated. Spielberg is a filmmaker that, when actors work with him, they soak up as much knowledge and wisdom as possible, and the director is happy to oblige.
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to talk to actor, comedian and massive film nut Bill Hader about Inside Out. Hader voices Fear, and it’s just another in a long line of wonderful acting choices he’s made since leaving Saturday Night Live. But the amazing roles just keep on coming. Hader recently completed filming his role in The BFG, a Roald Dahl adaptation Spielberg is directing and, knowing how big of a film fan Hader is, I decided to ask him about it.
Below, read the awesome Bill Hader Steven Spielberg geek out. Read More »
Who did this awesome Punisher fan art? Want to see a new poster for Ant-Man? What secrets are being unveiled on the Suicide Squad set? Which celebrities have played Batman: Arkham Knight? Is Constantine totally finished? When does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season 3 start? Who among The Avengers does Chris Pratt most want to act with? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Elizabeth Banks‘ first movie was a massive, massive surprise hit. Pitch Perfect 2 has grossed over $250 million worldwide and counting with work already started on a sequel. We don’t know if she’ll be back for that, but we do know the actress turned director is looking at new projects. Word is, she’s currently circling a project called Red Queen, based on a young adult novel by Victoria Aveyard which sounds like a YA Game of Thrones, It’s about a common girl whose ability to use magic makes her into the upper echelons of society. Below, read more about the Red Queen movie. Read More »