masters of the universe directors

Well, this was unexpected.

The long-gestating (and I mean loooong) big screen reboot of Masters of the Universe has finally found its directors and it’s a duo with whom you are almost surely unfamiliar: Aaron Nee and Adam Nee.

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The Division Movie Director

Every few years, another movie threatens to finally end the dreaded video game curse. And every few years, we end up disappointed again. But maybe, just maybe, The Division will be the project that finally delivers what has eluded Hollywood for so long: a good video game adaptation.

First, a couple of Oscar-nominated actors joined the cast. Now, a sure-handed filmmaker with the quite the action pedigree has stepped behind the camera: David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde.

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avengers infinity war tv spot

Avengers: Infinity War may be the latest team-up of every single major hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (except Hawkeye; sorry, Hawkeye), but this new TV spot knows who and what everyone wants to see. With Black Panther still going strong at the box office, and poised to pass Titanic to become the third highest grossing movie in domestic history, the folks at Disney’s marketing department have cut a new extended TV spot selling this movie as Black Panther 2. Can you blame ’em?

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Wayne's World 25th Anniversary Screenings

When it comes to movies based on Saturday Night Live sketches, there are good movies, bad movies, and then there’s Wayne’s World. It gets its own category because it would be downright unfair to put it in the same room with the others. It’s comedy royalty.

And like all royalty, it needs to be celebrated every now and then. The Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating this 1992 classic in style with a special party in Los Angeles. And yes, you’re invited. And yes, there will be a guest of honor: director Penelope Spheeris, who will also participate in a Q&A.

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For years, the narrative has remained consistent. Walt Disney World, with available real estate roughly the size of Manhattan, had all the Florida swampland in the world to expand and grow. And a few minutes away, Universal Studios was boxed in and had to make do with its very limited amount of space. Cue Disney putting its hands on its hips and laughing at the competition.

And then a funny thing happened. Universal landed the Harry Potter license and made theme park history. And then they built a waterpark. And then they acquired a ton of new land in 2015 and even more land in 2017. And now, according to the latest rumor swirling around the internet, they’re planning to add a fourth park to their Florida resort, one that could include everything from Lord of the Rings to Jurassic World.

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Mr. Sinister in Wolverine 3

So, what’s going on behind the scenes of The New Mutants? Director Josh Boone‘s horror-tinged X-Men movie has undergone numerous delays and rumors have swirled that up to 50% of the film needs to be reshot. Whether this was damage control or 20th Century Fox attempting to simply make a good film into a great one has remained cloaked in secrecy. Now, a new report sheds some light on exactly what’s going on with this film.

Oh, and it also reveals that Mad Men star Jon Hamm was, at one point, going to appear as classic X-Men villain Mr. Sinister. But not anymore.

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Westworld season 2 images

It’s been about a year and a half since HBO’s Westworld ended its first season with a cryptic, violent bang. Revolution is in the air. The robots are angry and the humans are looking…well, human. Meaning easy to kill.

A new Westworld season 2 trailer has arrived to tease next month’s premiere. And if you thought this hybrid of science fiction and western was going to get any less twisted and bizarre and prone to making your head spin right off its shoulders, showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are ready to prove you wrong.

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legion series premiere

Even as superheroes clash on the big screen on a regular basis, you’ll have to look to the small screen to find one of the best comic-book inspired tales out there. FX’s Legion is a remarkable television show, using the world of the X-Men to explore identity and mental illness while also being a downright bonkers visual trip while also being one hell of a superhero adventure. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out.

And this may be the perfect opportunity for you to catch up. The first season of this awesome show is available on Blu-ray and DVD today, but we have three copies of the Blu-ray and three copies of a new poster created by Mondo to give away to three lucky readers. Here’s how you can win.

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pirates of the caribbean ride changes

Update: Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean has re-opened today with its updated auction scene. You can check out video of the tweaked scene, and its new female pirate character, below.

Whenever Disney tampers with their most beloved and iconic theme park rides in any way, fans have the habit of decrying whatever adjustments are being made and shouting “Walt would never have approved this!” Sometimes, the outrage is justified. Sometimes, it’s not.

But it’s no wonder that news of a major alteration to a famous scene in the Pirates of the Caribbean rides is buried at the bottom of a blog post. This one is going to prove controversial – the “wench auction” is being removed and replaced with a new scene.

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brothers' nest review

There’s no such thing as the perfect crime and this is doubly true in the movies. The Australian thriller Brothers’ Nest is built around a seemingly perfect criminal plot that turns out to be spectacularly imperfect once a rogue element or two enter the equation. You’ve seen this set-up before and you’ve seen it before because it works. We like to watch perfect structures tumble. It’s why we slow down at car accidents. And the duration of Brothers’ Nest is spent watching the car slide toward catatastrophe in ultra-slow motion. We await the final impact. We know it’s going to be painful. And then it is.

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