There have been two notable mass shootings at movie theaters since 2012, leading some to call for more protective measures at the multiplex. A new study apparently shows that 34% of filmgoers want metal detectors at the multiplex…. really?!
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Thirty-five million dollars. That’s all that separates the worldwide grosses of the first Kick-Ass, and its sequel, Kick-Ass 2. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but when neither gross is over $100 million, and each cost about $30 million to make, it’s a big percentage. Because of that, plans to continue the franchise either with a Kick-Ass 3 or Hit Girl spin-off have pretty much stalled. Fans still talk about the ideas, though, and so do the filmmakers.
Case in point: Kick-Ass director and sequel producer Matthew Vaughn. In a new interview, he suggests he’d like to do a Kick-Ass prequel, centering on Hit Girl and Big Daddy, as a palate cleanser leading to Kick-Ass 3. Sounds awesome right? Well series co-creator Mark Millar is less optimistic about those movies actually happening. Check out the Vaughn and Miller Kick-Ass prequel and sequel quotes below. Read More »
The first image from the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is burned in our brains. A speeder races along a vast desert, and as the camera follows it, a crashed Star Destroyer is revealed. Soon, we learned this is the planet Jakku, home of Rey, and location of an epic battle between the Empire and Rebellion some time after Return of the Jedi. In a single shot, director J.J. Abrams tells his audience how the galaxy has changed since Jedi and sets up the world we’ll see in The Force Awakens.
Soon after that trailer was released, we found out fans will get to participate in the Battle of Jakku when the video game Star Wars Battlefront is released before The Force Awakens.
Now, fast forward to this week and E3. EA released a new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront which takes place on a desert planet and ends with a Star Destroyer crashing. Some have speculated this is our first look at the Battle of Jakku. Is that true? Find out below. Read More »
Next season, The Simpsons is really shaking things up. We’ve already heard the Treehouse of Horror episode will give Sideshow Bob his ultimate wish, and now executive producer Al Jean has revealed they’re going to fool around with one of the show’s most sacred institutions. The 27th season will premiere with an episode that sees Marge and Homer get legally separated. Find out more about the storyline, and some other new Simpsons episodes including an homage to Boyhood, below. Read More »
Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland was always a gamble. Sometimes gambles pay off big, other times they don’t. Now it seems, despite the combination of an Oscar-winning director, a proven box-office star and a high-concept, Disney-approved idea, Tomorrowland will end up losing Disney somewhere around $140 million. Read more about the Tomorrowland box office below. Read More »
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Fans who were planning on rewatching the Fantastic Four movies from 2005 and 2007 had better find physical copies. 20th Century Fox has removed the film from two of the world’s leading streaming sites, Amazon and iTunes. The reason isn’t malicious. They simply don’t want fans to get confused when they hopefully start to look for information on the Fantastic Four reboot that opens August 7, directed by Josh Trank. Read more about the journey of the original Fantastic Four movies below. Read More »
Krusty the Clown’s former assistant Sideshow Bob has long been defined by two things: his crazy red hair and a need to kill Bart Simpson. Basically, Bart foiled one of Sideshow Bob’s early criminal plans and ever since, Bob’s devoted his life to killing Bart. Time and time again he’s concocted nefarious schemes to kill the skateboarding wise ass and every time Bart, usually with the help of his sister, outsmarts the mastermind.
That changes this year. The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean revealed that, in this year’s Treehouse of Horror episode, Sideshow Bob will finally kill Bart Simpson. Read More »
News of a beloved film being remade is rarely good news. The closest you can get, however, is something along the lines of Dwayne Johnson starring in a remake of John Carpenter‘s Big Trouble in Little China. I’m 100% behind the “Why remake a perfect movie?” argument but if it’s going to happen anyway, Johnson as the star is a major plus.
Johnson’s attitude toward the movie is an even bigger plus. In a new interview, the San Andreas star said he hopes they can be respectful to the original and even wants John Carpenter himself to come on board. Read the quotes below. Read More »
Is Uwe Boll a master short film director in disguise? Most film audiences couldn’t name even half of the ten features released since 2010 that bear Boll’s name, but hundreds of thousands have already watched his latest short YouTube video. That’s because the video is one of two in which an angry Boll rants against crowdfunding, Hollywood, and entitled movie stars.
The prod here is a set of failed crowdfunding campaigns for Rampage 3. One campaign failed on IndieGogo, raising just over six thousand dollars out of its goal of one hundred thousand dollars Canadian. The other is far from its goal on Kickstarter, with a few days left to go.
One video ends with Boll identifying with the main character of Rampage, repeating his mantra “kill the rich.” In the other video, he says “I have enough money to play golf for ’til I’m dead,” which counts as “rich” to most everyone else. Mixed messages there, but Boll has certainly ensured that we’re all aware of Rampage 3. Watch both Uwe Boll rant videos below. Read More »