Best Stories of the Week

It’s that time of the week again. We’re certainly looking forward to a nice holiday weekend, and if you were too busy to stay on top of all the news this week, we’ve got a round-up of all the stories you need to catch up on.

Below you’ll find a round-up of trailers for summer movies like Pixels, sequels like The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, and the likely awards contender Steve Jobs. We also have updates on Star Trek 3, a controversial point of view on geek culture from Simon Pegg, more Mad Max: Fury Road goodies and some Tomorrowland exploration as well. So without further adieu, let’s check out the best stories of the week.

#21. Children Are Monsters in First Cooties Trailer

The horror comedy arrives on September 8th.

#20. Skyfall Cinematographer to Lens Blade Runner 2

new Blade Runner trailer

Roger Deakins is responsible for being the director of photography on gorgeous films like True Grit, The Shawshank Redemption, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. And while we don’t know if the forthcoming sequel Blade Runner 2 will actually be good, we at least know that it will look beautiful, because Deakins has been hired to take care of the cinematography on the project. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve. Find out more right here.

#19. First Photos from Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer Series

Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp

The first official photos from the 8-episode order of the prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp have arrived. As you can see, everyone from the original 2001 Sundance comedy is back, and there are even more new faces for the summer camp comedy. The series hits Netflix exclusively on July 31st. Check out all the photos over here.

#18. Peter Sciretta’s Reacts to Inside Out and Tomorrowland

Inside Out Tomorrowland Review

Our own Peter Sciretta chimed in with his thoughts on Tomorrowland, in theaters this weekend, and Pixar’s latest effort, Inside Out. It sounds like Tomorrowland has much to be appreciated, but is executed all that well (though Peter enjoyed it more a second time) and Inside Out is a return to form for Pixar Animation. Read Peter’s full thoughts on both Disney movies in our original post.

#17. Take to the Skies in New Trailer for Joe Wright’s Pan

The fantasy adventure arrives on October 9th.

#16. Our Top 15 Favorite Theme Park Movies and Scenes

Big

With the theme park influenced Tomorrowland hitting theaters this weekend, we decided to put together a list of our favorite theme park movies and scenes. You’ll find scenes from Big and The Sandlot, and movies like Adventureland and The Way Way Back. Which scenes and movies made the top of our list? Find out right here.

#15. Disney Continues the Live-Action Parade with Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell

While plenty of Disney movies are getting live-action remakes, like Mulan and Dumbo, this time the House of Mouse is giving one of their more iconic supporting characters the live-action treatment. Disney is developing a live-action movie focusing on Peter Pan’s fairy sidekick Tinker Bell. Bringing her to life will be Wild and Legally Blonde star Reese Witherspoon. Get all the details in our original report here.

#14. Lionsgate Announces Now You See Me 3

Now You See Me The Second Act

The magician heist film Now You See Me already has a sequel slated to arrive in 2016, and now we have confirmation that Lionsgate is working on turning this into a trilogy with Now You See Me 3 already in development. No word on whether it will be called Now You Three Me, but you can get all the details right here.

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