Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con has yet to officially release its schedule, but many things are already going on. We know Disney and Lucasfilm are bringing Star Wars to Hall H at some point Friday, we’ve heard definitively that Marvel Studios is skipping this year, and now two more studios are joining Marvel on the sidelines. These are Sony and Paramount, two studios who had very good Comic Con panels last year but reportedly don’t feel they have enough to show this year.

One studio which will be showing up is Warner Bros., as confirmed by Lex Luthor himself, Jesse Eisenberg. In a new interview, the Oscar nominee confirmed he’ll be at Comic-Con for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Read all the info below. Read More »

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Captive

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for the thriller Captive. Based on true events, the film has Kate Mara as Ashley Smith, a struggling mother and recovering drug addict whose bad day takes a turn for the much, much worse when she’s taken hostage by accused rapist Brian Nichols (played by David Oyelowo).

But the real star here is Rick Warren‘s Christian self-help book The Purpose Driven Life. Ashley initially rejects the book, but comes to find great value in it. Especially once it becomes a way for her to convince Brian to let her go. Watch the Captive trailer after the jump. Read More »

Michael Bay directing Transformers 5

For better or worse, the Transformers franchise is always mentioned in the same breath as director Michael Bay. The blockbuster filmmaker turned the toy line into a box office sensation full of his signature explosions, non-stop action, hot actors and actresses and senseless storytelling.

As of August of 2014, though, it sounded like Bay was going to pass the franchise on to a new filmmaker after Transformers: Age of Extinction arrived. But that may no longer be the case. Find out more after the jump. Read More »

Interstellar Tesseract

Even though Christopher Nolan‘s sci-fi drama Interstellar ended up being a fairly divisive piece of cinema last year, it’s hard to deny that the film still left an impression on people. And while we can nitpick the story until we’re blue in the face, one element I think we can all take the time to appreciate is the abundance of practical effects used.

Miniatures and large sets were used surprisingly frequently with digital effects only being used to enhance what Nolan physically shot with a camera. And this is even more impressive when you take a look at how practical and visual effects combined to create what Nolan calls the “Tesseract,” which is the spatial plane where Matthew McConaughey can see across time and dimensions.

Watch the featurette on the Interstellar Tesseract after the jump! Read More »

Mean Girls mobile game

They couldn’t make “Fetch” happen but maybe you’ll have better luck. Mobile gaming company Pocket Gems has announced they’re working on an official Mean Girls game where players can make their own decisions and create a story featuring characters from the hit 2004 film. See a full image from the Mean Girls mobile game and read more about it below. Read More »

Staten Island Summer

For those who don’t know, I’m a massive fan of Saturday Night Live. The show has been a favorite since I was a kid. Even though it was the early 90s when I became sucked in by Wayne’s World and Chris Farley, I’ve stuck with the show ever since, through all their ups and downs, and have soaked up everything I can about its history. I’ve read countless books and articles, watched countless old sketches form before my time, and just can’t get enough of SNL.

Therefore, I’m very pleased to report (via The Wrap) that Netflix is closing a deal with Paramount Insurge to pick up a new comedy called Staten Island Summer. What does this have to do with SNL? Hit the jump and find out! Read More »

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Transformers Age of Extinction - Bumblebee

The Transformers writers room continues to expand. Black List scribes Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Ken Nolan are the latest to come aboard, joining Robert Kirkman, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner, and many more.

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Daredevil executive producer/showrunner and Starz’ Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight has been added to the Transformers brain trust as “the final member” according to Deadline.

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James Cameron Terminator genisys

“If you like the Terminator films, you’re going to like this movie.” That’s a director quote from James Cameron, the creator, writer and director of the two universally-praised Terminator films, The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. After Cameron parted ways with the franchise, two terrible sequels were released, ensuring that Cameron’s name was permanently attached to the phrase “good Terminator movie.”

This summer, Hollywood trying again with Terminator Genisys, a film that subverts almost everything you knew about the franchise from Cameron’s films. The creator had very little to do with the film so watching it, he says he’s came at it from a “fanboy” perspective. And with that eye, Cameron says he loved the film. He views it as the third film in the series. Watch the James Cameron Terminator Genisys quotes below. Read More »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Transformers

Ever since Marvel Studios launched their cinematic universe, other studios have been desperate to replicate its success. Many are trying to turn their most valuable properties into more expansive franchises with spin-offs and more. For example, Paramount Pictures is currently working on creating a much bigger Transformers universe, with the potential for a spin-off starring Bumblebee.

And you may not have thought about this previously, but Paramount Pictures also distributes the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is produced by Michael Bay, director of the Transformers movies. Is there a chance that these two sets of heroes inhabit the same world and we’ll see a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Transformers cameo? Find out after the jump! Read More »