halloween reboot plot

We really know very little about David Gordon Green‘s Blumhouse-produced Halloween reboot. Now, as the film’s release date gets closer, star Jamie Lee Curtis reveals some interesting details about the Halloween reboot plot. Plus: Jason Blum confirms that John Carpenter is providing the film’s soundtrack.

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Solo photos

The movie may be called Solo, but I think by now we’re all in agreement: Donald Glover‘s Lando is going to steal the show. And that’s fine! Below, check out some new Solo photos, including one that reaffirms once again that Donald Glover’s Lando is really, really cool.

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Transhuman and East of West

Amazon is continuing its streak of devoting serious resources to produce highly ambitious genre television shows. The company is now developing writer Jonathan Hickman‘s comics Transhuman and East of West into shows for its streaming service, and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman will executive produce both shows for his Skybound Entertainment. Learn more about Transhuman and East of West below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Revisited

(Welcome to Road to Infinity War, a new series where we revisit the first 18 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask “How did we get here?” In this edition: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 beautifully blends sci-fi craziness with an examination of anger, pain, and cycles of abuse.)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is oodles of fun, but it spends its first few scenes articulating a thoughtful mission statement. Its prologue, set 34 years in the past, features a budding romance later revealed to have twisted implications, but the love on display is still real. Following this comes the Guardians’ raucous reintroduction in present day, a battle against an inter-dimensional beast in a scene bursting with visual slepndour. Its out-of-this-world action however, is backgrounded and out of focus. The spotlight instead falls on a joyous Baby Groot, dancing his way through the scene as the other Guardians – Star Lord, Drax, Gamora and Rocket – take turns caring for him as if he were their child. When the Guardians collect their reward for this battle, they stand in contrast to the gilded Sovereign, a homogenous people genetically engineered to be perfect, but a people to whom slights and insults are unforgivable. The Guardians, on the other hand, are a group of broken characters from wildly different origins, but in their case, redemption isn’t off the table.

In short, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is about the complicated relationships we rarely confront. It’s told against a backdrop of action and space-opera, but its focus is on a family of imperfect beings, searching for catharsis while helping one another other find some form of redemption. It may very well be Marvel’s most mature film, zeroing in on the emotional complexities of abuse carried forward into adulthood. But it also solidifies the Studio’s new political direction, acting as the first in a trilogy of films (along with Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther) whose narrative is adjacent to colonial history.

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ant-man and the wasp images

There’s a huge Marvel movie coming out soon. A Marvel film untold millions have been clamoring for. A Marvel film that will change everything. I’m talking, of course, about Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Some new Ant-Man and the Wasp images have just crawled their way online, along with details about the super-sequel.

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Netflix vertical movie previews

Netflix, wyd? The streaming service and constant content producer has decided to pound another nail into the coffin of cinema and start providing TV and movie previews in vertical orientation for mobile phones. More on the Netflix vertical movie previews below.

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Dan Mumford Star Wars The Last Jedi Prints

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available for us all to enjoy over and over again at home, the movie is ripe for artwork tributes. Since artist Dan Mumford delivered a fantastic set of prints commemorating Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’re glad to see he’s back with another set of prints for Rian Johnson’s chapter in the Star Wars saga. There are four in total, paying tribute to four iconic locations and moments from the sequel. Check out all the Dan Mumford Star Wars The Last Jedi prints below. Read More »

lost in space trailer

In this edition of TV bits:

  • ABC Orders The Goldbergs Spinoff
  • Netflix is already planning Lost In Space season 2
  • Ian Somerhalder will star in Netflix’s vampire drama Series
  • Mr. Mercedes season 2 coming in August
  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett has a premiere date
  • HBO will make a documentary about John McCain
  • Showtime and Bad Robot are producing a James Corden pilot
  • The trailer for Dear White People season 2

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Donald Glover Hosting Saturday Night Live

Spring is upon us, which means a lot of our favorite TV shows are coming to a close. Summer will allow the cast and crew the recharge while the writers get the next season in order. And no writing staff deserves an extended break like those who make the miracle of Saturday Night Live happen. But before SNL goes on hiatus for the summer, they’ll be closing season 43 with three big name hosts that fans should be excited about. Read More »

The Peripheral

Two upcoming television projects have found homes. In a competitive bidding war, Amazon has won the rights to a science fiction series called The Peripheral that hails from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the creators of HBO’s Westworld. Meanwhile, Syfy has snagged the rights to Deadly Class, a comic adaptation from Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Read more about both projects below. Read More »