How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Hiccup and Astrid

One of the biggest and most anticipated films of the summer, How to Train Your Dragon 2, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Friday. It was the first public screening of the sequel, which continues the story of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless in the kingdom of Berk. Buzz around the project has been solid but now that respected critics from around the world have seen the film, is it as good as we all hoped? The answer is…mostly.

Below read some early How to Train Your Dragon 2 reviews. Read More »

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A new trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction hits the web early Thursday morning. In preparation for that launch, director Michael Bay has uploaded some new posters. Four, in fact. Three international and one domestic images have hit the net for the fourth Transformers film that opens June 27 here in the U.S.

To be honest, these are basically just elaborate photoshops of images we’ve seen before. Still, Optimus Prime has a cool new shield, and checking these out will get you in the mood for the new trailer. Check out the new Transformers 4 posters below along with a few other pieces of news involving Oreo and Imagine Dragons. Read More »

Goodman Watanabe

It’s always good when major actors are cast in a film two months before it opens right? No? Well, it’s a little less of an issue when they’re the voices of two supporting characters. Which is what director Michael Bay just announced.

Bay revealed that John Goodman and Ken Watanabe have joined the cast of Transformers: Age of Extinction as the voices of Autobots Hound and Drift. Below, read who else will join them in as voices in the Transformers Age of Extinction cast. Read More »

Almost Famous

It’s no secret Cameron Crowe had problems giving his 2000 semi-autobiographical film a title. At one point it was actually called Untitled, a clever nod to the musical story held within, as well as an admission of defeat. The studio wouldn’t let that fly, so Crowe went through many different titles before settling on Almost Famous. And it’s a perfect title.

For a contribution to the 300th issue of Empire Magazine, Crowe dug up the original notebook pages where he brainstormed all kinds of different titles for the movie, much like William Miller does during the credits of the film. Check out Cameron Crowe’s alternate Almost Famous titles below. Read More »

Steven Spielberg may direct the BFG

Which film will the director of Lincoln do next? There are quite a few options, and now yet another has cropped up. Thanks to a new attachment, Steven Spielberg may direct The BFG, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book.

Sorry, Doom fans, that title doesn’t refer to a rifle. It’s an acronym for “Big Friendly Giant.” The 1982 story, as Angie once explained, follows “a girl named Sophie, who encounters and befriends the Big Friendly Giant. Though his initial appearance is intimidating, the BFG turns out to be a softhearted soul who’s considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers, he refuses to eat boys and girls.”

Dreamworks picked up rights to the book in 2011, and set Melissa Mathison to script an adaptation. She wrote a Spielberg film you’re probably familiar with: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Now there’s a chance they’ll reunite if Spielberg directs The BFG.

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train your dragon 2 opening

The first five minutes of How to Train Your Dragon 2 are now online. This is the same footage director Dean DeBlois and star Jay Baruchel presented at WonderCon 2014 this weekend so you now have a unique opportunity to check out the footage. Below not only can you watch the beginning of the film, you can watch a video blog reaction of it shot at WonderCon featuring myself, Peter Sciretta and Russ Fischer.

Then, as an added bonus, we’ll also discuss our thoughts on footage screened from Wes Ball’s YA adaptation, The Maze Runner. Check out the How to Train Your Dragon 2 opening and a video blog reaction blow. Read More »

The Lego Movie

Details about Lego Movie 2 are being kept under wraps, but one thing Chris McKay says we can expect is more female characters. Also after the jump:

  • Ivan Reitman is still gung-ho about Ghostbusters 3
  • Camera tests are underway for Jurassic World
  • Karl Urban wants you to sign the Dredd 2 petition
  • Those “Penelope Cruz for Bond 24” rumors might be true
  • Kevin James has a new love interest for Paul Blart 2
  • Here’s another How to Train Your Dragon poster
  • Check out some Mad Max: Fury Road concept art

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new How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer

The big character reveal that some people probably wanted to avoid in the last full trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 is front and center in this new one. So that’s a warning, but at this point, it seems like the studio is determined to give that particular point away. The trade-off is that this trailer for the film is absolutely gigantic, with a lot more information about precisely who and what Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and the dragon Toothless will be facing this time. The image above is a hint, and it also involves a sheep. That’s all you need to know — check out the new How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer below. Read More »

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