Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Let’s just get this out of the way right now: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was a bad show. You liked it when you were a kid and remain fond of it now because nostalgia is nice and comforting, but let’s not pretend it is anything worthy of adoration in 2016. You, as human being of sound body and mind capable of going online and reading an article, should look upon Lionsgate’s upcoming Power Rangers movie with a certain amount of dread. This is what it means to be an adult. This and taxes and horrible weddings you must attend out of social obligation. I’m sorry. But it’s true.
And yet, the news that Elizabeth Banks has been cast as the lead villain in director Dean Israelite‘s upcoming film somehow manages to speak volumes about what kind of movie they’re making. I’ll say this much: if you insist on making a Power Rangers movie, casting someone as delightful as Banks is a step in the right direction.
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Fans of TRON were disappointed to hear that the developing sequel TRON: Ascension was dead at Disney as of last summer. TRON Legacy star Garrett Hedlund hasn’t given up hope, but it sounds like director Joseph Kosinski has moved on for the time being since he’s lined up a new project that could begin production as early as this summer.
Lionsgate has picked up a new drama called No Exit, based on the true story of the Yarnell Hill Wildfire in Prescott, Arizona, one of the worst firefighter disasters in American history, and Kosinski has been slated to direct the film. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
People sometimes talk about “the critics” as if they were a single monolithic entity, as in “the critics love Carol” or “the critics hate Paul Blart.” In truth, though, it’s uncommon for critics to reach unanimous consensus on much of anything. Film criticism is highly subjective by its very nature, which means even the most gorgeously wrought masterpieces will leave some viewers unmoved, while even the most lazily slapped together dreck will tickle a few people in the right spots.
Uncommon, that is, but not unheard of. There are rare occasions where the film reviewers will rise up as one to give a film a perfect 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes. In 2016, the first film to achieve that dubious distinction is Norm of the North, Lionsgate’s animated adventure about a polar bear (voiced by Rob Schneider) trying to stop real estate development in the Arctic. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Jamie Foxx, last seen ferrying Quevenzhané Wallis around town in the Annie reboot, is preparing to take on another classic character. He’ll play the Little John to Taron Egerton‘s Robin Hood in the upcoming Robin Hood: Origins, which as you’ve probably gleaned from the title is the “gritty origin story in the vein of The Dark Knight” version of the classic English folk tale. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It’s hard to begrudge the 72-year old Robert De Niro for taking work and it’s even harder to begrudge a young up-and-comer like Zac Efron from acting in any movie where he gets to work alongside a genuine living legend. It’s just hard to feel good about Dirty Grandpa, which is certainly a movie that exists and was made by people and had a budget that allowed a hard-working crew to pay their mortgages and feed their families.
The final Dirty Grandpa trailer is here and it offers exactly what you’d expect from a movie titled Dirty Grandpa. Watch it below, if that is a thing that you want to do.
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2008’s Rambo said everything it needed to about its titular character. Writer, director, and star Sylvester Stallone gave the character closure, just as he did for Rocky Balboa with 2006’s Rocky Balboa. Nevertheless, the Creed star has expressed interest over the years in making another sequel, possibly called Last Blood Rambo. But apparently he’s had a change of heart.
Learn why Stallone will not direct another Rambo sequel after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, December 28th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
We can say a lot of things, both good and bad, about Rob Zombie as a director, but at least he has a voice. While many filmmakers are happy to color within the lines and deliver something approachable and easy to sell, Zombie’s particular brand of foul, brutal, throwback horror is always interesting, even when the movie is a total stinker. I’d sooner watch the feverish, fascinating, and totally awful The Lords of Salem again before I revisit many horror movies. For better and worse, his movies stand out. They’re so filthy that you can practically smell them.
And since a major component of Zombie’s aesthetic involves finding unique and special ways to portray human pain and suffering, it shouldn’t be surprising that his latest movie, 31, has been slapped with an NC-17 rating by the MPAA. And while this is a weird badge of honor for any horror filmmaker, it’s not one that you want to wear all the time – as Zombie himself is quick to point out, this rating can spell certain doom for any movie.
Hit the jump for more on the latest Rob Zombie 31 news.
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J.J. Abrams‘ films are so breathlessly paced sometimes you get the sense more than a few scenes were left on the cutting room floor. When his stories jump from A to C — which isn’t always a problem — you can feel a piece missing. There are a few instances in which this happens in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but not in the case of this deleted scene.
After the jump, Abrams explains a Star Wars: The Force Awakens deleted scene.
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Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
If you thought Power Rangers‘ January release date seemed like a bad sign, maybe this will seem more promising: Lionsgate has just delayed the picture two months to March, which in turn bumps The Divergent Series: Ascendant to summer. Get more details on the Power Rangers and Divergent release dates after the jump. Read More »