Summer 2016 has seen a fair share of box office disappointments and bombs, but the biggest loser is Timur Bekmambetov‘s remake of Ben-Hur which will see a projected loss of over $120 million. Learn more about the biggest money losers of this summer, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
That slight chill in the air means we’re right at the time of year when thousands of teenagers begin descending on college campuses across the country. Some will meet new friends or mentors or discover new passions. A not inconsiderable proportion of the population will join the Greek system. And a few of those kids might find themselves subject to the kind of brutal hazing depicted in Andrew Neel‘s Goat.
Scripted by David Gordon Green and based on the memoir by Brad Land, Goat premiered at Sundance earlier this year to promising reviews. Ben Schnetzer (last seen casting spells in Warcraft) stars as Land himself, a 19-year-old college kid who pledges the same fraternity his older brother (Nick Jonas) already belongs to. But the protection and friendship Brad was promised come at a steep cost, as the hazing rituals get more and more intense, with painful results. James Franco also stars, as an alum who can’t quite seem to let go of Phi Sigma Mu. Watch the NSFW Goat red-band trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Turtles are the star of the show in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, but plenty of fans have a soft spot for April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) as well. A couple of deleted scenes give more screentime to the Turtles’ human friends, and even makes some room for a blast from the past, in the form of Judith Hoag — the original April O’Neil from the 1990 movie. Watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows deleted scenes below. Read More »
Since Transformers: The Last Knight has been in production for awhile now, we assumed that all of the cast members had been revealed. However, while appearing in Deauville, France to receive a career tribute this past weekend, Stanley Tucci revealed that he will return in the sequel as the character he played in the previous sequel, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
However, for any fans hoping to see Stanley bring back his fantastic character from Devil Wears Prada in a sequel, the actor casts some serious doubt on that ever happening, no matter how much some people out there might want it to happen. Read More »
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Denzel Washington is not only reprising the role of Troy Maxson from August Wilson‘s hit stage production of Fences, but he’s also directing the adaptation. Washington starred in the play on Broadway back in 2010, and with his feature film, he’s directing a script written by Wilson himself. Also returning to their roles from the 2010 production are Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley, Henderson, and Russell Hornsby, and we have a first look at the Fences movie.
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Just last week, director Michael Bay provided the internet with a look at his custom RED camera affectionately known as “Bayhem.” However, it didn’t really show how helpful the camera is on a traditional Michael Bay set since he was just using it for some Victoria’s Secret commercial. But thanks to a new video from the set of Transformers: The Last Knight in the United Kingdom, we get to see what Michael Bay does with his custom camera in the middle of one of his explosive movie sets.
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Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Arrival held its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival earlier today and the first wave of reviews for Denis Villeneuve‘s new science fiction drama have been nothing short of glowing. It seems that Villeneuve, who has previously directed terrific movies like Enemy, Prisoners, and Sicario, is adept at smart genre filmmaking as he is at intense human drama (which bodes well for that Blade Runner sequel he’s currently filming).
Our own Angie Han will catch this film at the Toronto International Film Festival next week and I intend to make it a priority at Fantastic Fest later this month, but in the meantime, here are some of the earliest reactions, which range from very positive to wildly effusive.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
Of all the places we would have predicted the Transformers franchise would end up, “Arthurian times” was pretty low on that list. But now that Transformers: The Last Knight has committed to going medieval, it’s calling in an assist from the most famous medieval hero of all. Liam Garrigan has just been cast to play King Arthur in the Michael Bay-directed sequel. Garrigan already has some experience in the role, as he also plays King Arthur in ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Read More »
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Earlier this month, we learned that The Crazies director Breck Eisner may be lined up to direct the next iteration of the Friday the 13th franchise, which has been in the works for years now. However, the future of the slasher film series may be uncertain with the rights to Friday the 13th now at the center of a new legal battle.
Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller has filed a notice of termination for the rights to the horror franchise that would see current rights holder Horror Inc. and collaborator the Manny Company forced to revert them them back to Miller. How is this even possible? Find out more about the Friday the 13th rights lawsuit after the jump. Read More »
I’m still not sure if Bruce Willis is the right man to star in a remake of Death Wish. Hell, I’m still not sure if Death Wish is a movie that needs to be remade at all. And yet, I’m interested what a director like Eli Roth, a filmmaker with a penchant for getting really ugly, does with material this inherently dark and toxic. I’m especially interested now that he’s started filling out his supporting cast with character actors I would happily watch read the phone book. Vincent D’Onofrio and Dean Norris have joined the cast of Death Wish, which means the production has officially met its quota for stocky men who make that bald thing look really good.
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