Matt Damon Prank

What would you do if a stranger handed you a phone, and someone on the other end of the call tasked you with completing a mysterious task? That’s exactly what Matt Damon set out to do with a prank set up as part of a new Omaze charity campaign in conjunction with this summer’s release of Jason Bourne.

Unsuspecting people were going about their day when they’re handed a phone and told the call was for them. On the other end of the call is Matt Damon, who has a vital task for them to carry out. The reactions some of these people have to this movie scenario are hilarious while some are eerily casual about the whole ordeal. Watch the Matt Damon prank play out after the jump. Read More »

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Steven Spielberg Universal Studios Tour

From Amblin Entertainment to DreamWorks, director and producer Steven Spielberg has made plenty of motion picture history on the backlot of Universal Studios. Both of his production companies have had their offices located on the same studio property where iconic films like Back to the Future were shot, the time traveling franchise that Spielberg also famously produced.

Now Spielberg takes a trip down memory lane and has a candid conversation about his time working on the Universal Studios backlot as he drives around on a golf cart with Anthony Breznican from Entertainment Weekly. And yes, they drive straight through the set that was once Hill Valley’s town square. Watch as Steven Spielberg tours Universal Studios after the jump. Read More »

Back to the Future Scene Comparison

From run-ins with Biff, to the use of phrases like “Great Scott” and “Whoa, this is heavy,” it’s no secret that there are plenty of gags that are reused throughout the entire Back to the Future trilogy. A new video puts all three of the films side-by-side and syncs up the sequences that see Marty McFly waking up after being knocked out in each of the movies. You might be surprised to see just how similar each sequence is, from the shot composition, to the musical cues and more.

Watch the Back to the Future scene comparison after the jump. Read More »

Colin Trevorrow

We now have our first look at Star Wars Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World follow-up The Book of Henry. Focus Features has released the first photo, which showcases the film’s stars Jacob Tremblay and Jaeden Lieberher. Check it out now, after the jump.

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Moonfall

This weekend brings Independence Day: Resurgence to theaters 20 years after the original destroyed the world’s major cities, and while it leads right into the possibility of a third film to follow, that won’t be director Roland Emmerich‘s next movie. And the idea for this new project is just as ridiculous as you’d expect.

Universal Pictures has just thrown down seven figures for Moonfall, a sci-fi spec script that Emmerich wrote with Harald Kloser (writer, producer and composer for his disaster flick 2012) and Spencer Cohen (who wrote the developing Extinction for Good Universe and Mandeville). The plan is for Emmerich to direct the film and also produce with Kloser again. So what’s Moonfall about? Find out after the jump if you haven’t figured it out already. Read More »

dwayne johnson the wolf man

I’ll give Universal this much: they appear to be hellbent on ensuring that their upcoming Universal monster revivals are major events. The original films were B-movies in the classic sense of the word, produced for small budgets by clever filmmakers forced to work within the confines of a genre that many audiences and artists simply did not take seriously. Time has been kind to Dracula and Frankenstein and the rest of their cinematic siblings, but it took a few decades for the original run of classic monster movies to truly earn their place in the larger cultural canon.

And now, we’re looking at a possible future where Dwayne Johnson, one of the biggest movie stars in the world, is apparently being eyed to star in a new version of The Wolf Man.

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Centrai Intelligence Review

Take one of the biggest movie stars in the world and team him up with one of the smallest, and it sounds like a gimmick in the making. On paper, just the sight of Dwayne Johnson standing alongside Kevin Hart will incite a smile. But do the two have what it takes to lead an action comedy that is funny, exciting and overall entertaining?

Thankfully, in Central Intelligence, from We’re the Millers director Rawson Thurber Marshall, the answer is mostly yes. However, this may only be because Johnson and Hart are such an irresistible duo that they make you forget that the action and plot surrounding them is hollow, dull and merely acts as an excuse for these two to engage with each other for laughs.

Continue reading our Central Intelligence review after the jump.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Watch the entire Shanghai Disneyland grand opening gala…
  • …and the slightly less dynamic resort dedication ceremony.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood teases a new announcement.
  • Watch new video of the Tron Lightcycle Power Run ride in action.
  • Shanghai Disneyland attraction posters are here and they look great.
  • The Disney company grapples with a series of tragedies.
  • A cool look at the man behind the new Tomorrowland.
  • And more!

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