Goosebumps Haunted Halloween

A sequel to the 2015 adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series has been in the works for a few years now. However, the title of the sequel has remained in flux, gestating from Goosebumps: HorrorLand, referencing a specific location in the Goosebumps universe, to Goosebumps: Slappy Halloween, as a nod to the possessed ventriloquist dummy named Slappy. But now the title has changed once more, and it’s a little more generic.

The Goosebumps sequel arriving this fall has been given the official title of Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween, as revealed during the Sony Pictures panel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Does this new title provide any idea as to what the sequel will be about? Read More »

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle Gag Reel

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle edition, we have several featurettes going behind the scenes of the making of the film, from the visual effects to the surprisingly real stunts. Plus, there are a couple quick clips from the gag reel featuring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan having a hard time not cracking each other up. But beware of some spoilers for the movie if you haven’t seen it. Read More »

Goosebumps 2 Cast

Yes, there’s still a Goosebumps sequel in the works. The film, which was at one point supposed to be called Goosebumps: Horrorland, is still slated to hit theaters this fall on October 12, 2018. But the film hasn’t started production yet. Columbia Pictures has just added three more cast members to the movie, which doesn’t seem to be bringing back any stars from the first film.

Goosebumps 2 already had Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Jeremy Ray Taylor (IT), Ben O’Brien (Manchester by the Sea) and Caleel Harris (Think Like a Man) on board, but now some adult stars have joined the cast. Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Chris Parnell (Hot Rod) have been added to the sequel. Read More »

Ghostbusters Annual 2018

Even though the future of the Ghostbusters franchise on the big screen is uncertain at this point, the paranormal exterminators are enjoying quite a fantastic run in comic book form.

Last year saw the original Ghostbusters from 1984 and the new lady Ghostbusters from 2016 team up for a miniseries called Ghostbusters 101. Now every single iteration of the Ghostbusters, including The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters, will have to work together to stop a new supernatural threat in the new IDW Comics miniseries Ghostbusters: Crossing Over beginning later this month.

Before that, there are some more immediate concerns from the Ghostbusters Annual 2018 comic, and we have an exclusive preview of some of the pages in the forthcoming title that hits shelves this week. Check them out below. Read More »

Ghostbusters Live Concert Tour

Seeing movies with a real life orchestra providing the score has become more and more popular in recent years. There’s just something special about watching a movie and hearing an outstanding orchestra bringing the score to life right in front of you. Movies like Back to the Future, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Home Alone, the Harry Potter franchise and more have been given the live concert treatment. Now one more classic will join them.

The original Ghostbusters will be kicking off a live concert series this fall with stops in several cities around the world. Peter Bernstein, orchestrator of the original film and son of the late Ghostbusters composer Elmer Bernstein, will conduct local orchestras for the screening of the classic film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver. Read More »

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Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle Sequel

UPDATE: Since this story was published, The Wrap revealed that director Jake Kasdan is also in talks to get behind the camera for the sequel again. Our original story follows.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle became the surprise box office giant of 2017…and 2018. The sequel to the 1995 adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s children’s book has earned over $857.6 million at the global box office, making it Sony’s biggest non-Spider-Man movie, and it just took the #1 spot again this past weekend after being in theaters for a month and a half. So of course Sony Pictures is putting a sequel together.

Just last month, we heard that Sony Pictures head honcho Tom Rothman was looking at having a Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle sequel square off with Star Wars: Episode 9 in 2019, just as they did at the end of last year. Now, the studio has officially hired two writers to tackle the sequel: the same duo who wrote Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and followed it up with Sony’s comic book spin-off Venom. Read More »

Men in Black Spin-Off

Remember when there were discussions of a possible franchise mash-up that would have seen Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reprise their characters from 21 Jump Street in a Men in Black sequel? Well, Sony Pictures and Amblin Entertainmet want you to neuralize that awesome idea out of your head in favor of a more traditional, box office friendly rehash of the Men in Black franchise.

Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray is currently in talks to direct a new Men in Black movie that is being called a “spinoff grounded in the original premise” of the film that followed a secret organization tasked with policing extra-terrestrial life and keeping Earth safe from the scum of the universe. But when you hear how the project is described, it sounds more like a straightforward reboot. Read More »

Baby Driver Sound Design

If you’ve seen Baby Driver, then you already know that it’s a masterpiece mesh of music and motion meticulously crafted by director Edgar Wright. But he didn’t do that all by himself.

Edgar Wright’s Oscar-nominated sound designer Julian Slater is responsible for both the sound mixing and sound editing that brings all of the audio that would otherwise just be a cacophony of sound and creates the synchronous, harmonious mix that we hear in the film. A new video shows how this process works with one particular moment in the opening chase sequence. Read More »

The Dark Tower failure

After years in development, the film adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower hit theaters earlier in 2017 and proceeded to disappoint everyone. King’s book series is full of rich, complex mythology, but the film adaptation decided to jettison all of that for a more streamlined narrative that didn’t make a lot of sense anyway. King was heavily involved with the promotion for the film, and now that it’s come and gone, the prolific author is sharing his thoughts on the overall Dark Tower failure.

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Jumanji Honest Trailer

This week brings Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to theaters, a half-sequel, half-reboot of the 1995 adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved children’s book the same name. While the new game sucks Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black into the jungle in the form of a video game, Robin Williams had to contend with the jungle invading the real world after spending decades in the jungle himself.

Now it’s 22 years later, and it’s time for us to take a good look back at the original Jumanji through the lens of Honest Trailers. For some reason, they don’t have many big swings to take at this movie which hasn’t aged particularly well, especially in the visual effects department, but they do point out some strange details that you might not have thought about before.

Watch the Jumanji Honest Trailer below. Read More »