Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie Simon Pegg

It’s still hard to believe, but Quentin Tarantino is committed to making a new Star Trek film for Paramount. The Pulp Fiction filmmaker allegedly said he would only sign on to the film if Paramount approved an R-rating. But Star Trek franchise mainstay Simon Pegg says he knows some details about the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie, and doesn’t think it will be R-rated after all.

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downsizing contest

Alexander Payne‘s Downsizing hits Blu-ray this week. In honor of the release, we have a prize pack for those of you who enjoy free things. See the details for the Downsizing contest below.

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matt helm writer

Another spy movie with a surprisingly generic name is coming to the big screen.

Bradley Cooper is set to star in Matt Helm, a spy thriller film based on Donald Hamilton’s series of novels published from the ’60s to the ’90s. The adaptation has been in the works at Paramount for nearly 10 years now, but is finally moving forward with a new writer on board.

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A Quiet Place Movie Review - John Krasinski

When one sense goes, the others are more heightened. It’s the pretty simple foundation on which A Quiet Place is built, a largely dialogue-free film in which every sight, every texture, every movement lands harder than it would in a noisier picture. Director John Krasinski crafts a new and unusual monster movie, featuring creatures that are much gnarlier than you’re probably expecting from an intimate festival entry by the filmmaker behind Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.

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Mission Impossible Fallout photos

If there’s any movie that deserves to be titled Death Wish, it’s the sixth Mission: Impossible movie.

Seemingly every Mission: Impossible – Fallout photo has touted star Tom Cruise’s latest insane, death-defying stunt. And the latest photo is no different. And it takes the movie’s title quite literally.

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Michael Bay Robopocalypse

“I think I’ve had a good run, and I’ve got a lot of other movies I want to do.” That was director Michael Bay‘s response when asked if he would be returning to the Transformers franchise after directing last year’s Transformers: The Last Knight. Now we’re finding out what some of those other projects are: the bombastic director has signed on for two new big budget projects – including taking the reins on Robopocalypse, a film adaptation which was originally going to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Read More »

book club trailer

Who knew that Fifty Shades of Grey would inspire more than just seething hot takes and a middling movie trilogy?

The erotic book series by E.L. James was the guilty pleasure for many a real-life book club, and now — astonishingly — it will serve as the springboard for a lusty mom rom-com starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen. The definitive actresses of their generation are starring in the aptly titled Book Club.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Game Night writer already has sequel ideas
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw didn’t know The Cloverfield Paradox was going to drop on Netflix
  • J.J. Abrams explains the Cloverfield Paradox ending
  • The Purge TV series casts its leads
  • Planet of the Apes VR game gets a trailer
  • Wreck-It-Ralph 2 directors discuss their sequel
  • Frozen 2 director dances around the issue of Elsa having a girlfriend
  • Bruce Campbell says another Evil Dead movie is possible
  • Bruce Willis wakes up from a nap to remind us Die Hard 6 is still happening
  • World War Z 2 filming pushed back so Brad Pitt can film Quentin Tarantino‘s new movie

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heathers tv show review

(This review was written before the Paramount Network made the decision to delay the premiere of Heathers until later this year. As the pilot episode is still available on the network’s site, we have made the decision to run the review.)

Michael Lehmann’s 1988 high school masterpiece Heathers, with a laser-sharp script by Daniel Waters, is ripe with poppy bon mots that still feel devilishly revolutionary, one of those rare late-decade gems that transcends its era while remaining appropriately of-the-time. The movie follows a clique of nasty high school girls – all named Heather – who terrorize their peers, challenging them to lunchroom dares, getting away with their own sort of mean girl terrorism. They’re flanked by a newbie to the group, Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder), who seems both appreciative of her newfound status, and cautiously cynical of its effect on her morality. The Heathers and Veronica speak in a referential pop culture code that modern imitators – from Diablo Cody to Ryan Murphy – have helped solidify as Hollywood “teen speak.” The lines drip with irony and humor, but remain unparalleled in originally. This is the film that first asked “what’s your damage?” That told us to “fuck me gently with a chainsaw.” It also popularized the descriptor “how very.”

Heathers has always seemed an untouchable entity in the pantheon of ‘80s classics. Post-Columbine, how do you remake a movie where teen-on-teen violence is funny? The original is, after all, all about Veronica and her sociopathic boyfriend J.D. (Christian Slater) murdering their classmates then framing their deaths as suicide. In one early scene, J.D. pulls a gun on two students. Later, he and Veronica shoot and kill two jocks and write a suicide note that erroneously outs them as gay lovers. The finale of Heathers has Veronica trapping J.D. in the school and blowing up the gymnasium – and him – with a bomb. That content was ghoulishly appropriate in the ‘80s. But in an era where school gun violence is a weekly occurrence, it doesn’t have the same critical bite.

Which brings us to the Paramount Network’s new anthology adaptation of Heathers, a series hitting airwaves at the exact wrong time, just a few weeks after one of the deadliest school shootings in history.

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yellowstone trailer

Kevin Costner teams up with the creator of SicarioHell or High Water and Wind River for Yellowstone, an intense-looking new series from the Paramount Network. The series follows the Dutton family, who controls the largest ranch in the United States. Watch the Yellowstone trailer below.

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