Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Sometime last year, Sony announced plans to make The Emoji Movie, which is exactly what it sounds like — an entire feature film about the bubbly little faces that live in your phone. It was described in rough terms as “Wreck-It Ralph meets Inside Out,” which, despite the fact that we really like both of those movies, didn’t do much to make us feel better about The Emoji Movie. But hey, we’ve been wrong before. Sometimes terrible-on-paper ideas yield incredible movies. Maybe, just maybe, The Emoji Movie is one of those times.
… Or, you know, maybe not. It seems like a bad sign that the first Emoji Movie trailer does not seem all that excited about The Emoji Movie. I guess the marketing team thought they were being ironic, but really all I see is a reflection of my own lack of interest in this film. Watch the first The Emoji Movie trailer below. Read More »
Back in the fall, we learned that Sony Pictures was reaching back into literary history for a new live-action and computer generated hybrid film by adapting Beatrix Potter‘s classic character Peter Rabbit for his own movie. The film has late night sensation James Corden voicing the titular bunny, and now we have our first look at the updated version of the character in his photorealistic animated form.
Check out the Peter Rabbit first look photo after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Earlier this year, I was the only person on the planet mentally unwell enough to defend Independence Day: Resurgence, one of the most critically reviled blockbuster in a year chock-full of movies that audiences of all stripes flat-out rejected. I suppose I just have a soft spot for director Roland Emmerich, whose filmmaking has evolved over the years from “glossy Irwin Allen riff” to “hilariously cruel, misanthropic insanity.” It came as no surprise that Emmerich’s next movie was supposed to be a science fiction thriller about the moon plummeting into the earth. That was the next logical step.
But Emmerich has other interests, too, like trying to prove that Shakespeare didn’t write his plays and making hideously awful movies about important events in LGBTQ history and, apparently, reading the work of author Blake Crouch, since he’s in currently looking to adapt his 2016 novel Dark Matter.
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Just a few days before Christmas, the sci-fi adventure romance Passengers will hit screens, putting Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence at the center of a story that feels like Titanic in space. While we’ll have to wait a little longer to see this one, some members of the press have already seen the movie ahead of time, and the first Passengers reviews have started to hit the web.
While both Pratt and Lawrence get acclaim for their performances, the consensus seems to be that their talents are wasted on a movie that never quite reaches its full potential, seemingly because director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) doesn’t really know how to keep Jon Spaihts‘ script (which made the Black List years ago) as interesting as it should be on screen.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that Lin-Manuel Miranda doesn’t just write like he’s running out of time — he works at a pace that’d make Alexander Hamilton himself implore Miranda to take a break. With Disney’s Moana still in theaters, Sony has set a date for Vivo, its own animated film featuring songs by Miranda. Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) is directing, and Miranda’s In the Heights collaborator Quiara Alegría Hudes will write the script. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The last time we heard from Sony’s upcoming adaptation of The Dark Tower, it was being delayed from February 17, 2017 to July 28, 2017, giving director Nikolaj Arcel and his team a few extra months to finish their movie. It’s a decision that makes sense on two fronts: the original post-production timeframe did seem overly ambitious and of course the long-delayed, frequently troubled path to bring Stephen King‘s magnum opus to the big screen was going to offer up one more speed bump in the home stretch.
And while we have to wait an extra five months to finally see how Hollywood has managed to bring King’s truly strange and truly wonderful fantasy series to life, there is a new image from the film to look at right now, if that’s your thing.
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The reception for the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer (watch it here) appears to have been exactly what Sony Pictures was hoping for, because today they announced a release date for the sequel. That’s right, even though Spider-Man: Homecoming doesn’t arrive until July of next year, Sony Pictures is so confident in their collaboration with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe that they’ve staked out a date in the summer of 2019.
That’s not the only summer sequel release date news from Sony Pictures either, because the placement of the Spider-Man Homecoming sequel in the summer of 2019 has resulted in the studio shifting their release of Bad Boys 4, the sequel to a sequel that hasn’t even started shooting yet.
Find out both the Bad Boys 4 and Spider-Man Homecoming sequel release date after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The first two trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming arrived late last night and they’re wonderful, somehow managing to make another Spider-Man movie look appealing so soon after The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Then again, the debut of Tom Holland’s new webslinger in Captain America: Civil War was a perfect palate cleanser, depicting a version of the character audiences actually wanted to see while finally integrating him into Marvel Studios’ increasingly large universe.
And where there’s a new trailer, there’s a new trailer breakdown, where we go through the footage frame-by-frame and attempt to discern exactly what’s going on here. Most of this Spider-Man Homecoming trailer breakdown follows the domestic trailer, but we’ll also borrow a few snippets from the international trailer.
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Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
How times change. Just two years ago, everyone was so bummed out by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that the thought of another movie starring Marvel’s wall-crawling superhero felt like a chore. And then Marvel Studios and Sony reached a deal, Tom Holland become the new Peter Parker, and the brand new Spider-Man swung into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a supporting player in Captain America: Civil War and somehow managed to make us forget about the previous reboot of this character. We superhero movie fans be sheep, but at least we’re sheep who know what we want.
After being teased the other day, the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer has officially arrived, giving us our first look at the first solo adventure of the new Spidey.
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Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
The very first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer drops tonight — and you can count on us to have it up here the moment it does — but while we wait, how about another little morsel to tide you over? A new image unmasks the Marvel superhero, showing off Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Check it out below. Read More »