the first purge

Oh, boy. They went there.

The first poster for The First Purge, the fourth film in the series and a prequel set years before the events of part one, has arrived and it’s…well, just look at it. This series has always worn its politics on its blood-soaked sleeve, but this is just active trolling.

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Halloween Set Photo

Technically, production on the new Halloween movie has been underway for a couple weeks now, but today is the first official day of shooting on the sequel, which is bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis in her famed role as Laurie Strode, the sister of the seemingly immortal slasher Michael Myers. We know principal photography began today because Curtis took the time to post a set photo to Twitter with director and co-writer David Gordon Green, and it features a certain memento from the original Halloween production back in 1978.

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mamma mia tv spot

Cher takes the spotlight (or perhaps the moonlight) in the latest Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again TV spot. And it sure does feel good to see the smoky-voiced diva on the silver screen again after taking an seven-year hiatus away from the film industry…even if she’s only here to sing a cover of ABBA’s “Fernando.”

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Birthright movie

A new report says that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman will produce a film version of the comic Birthright at Universal Pictures as part of the studio’s first-look deal with Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment. If you’ve ever wondered what Flight of the Navigator might look like as a fantasy story instead of a science fiction story, this sounds like it might be pretty close to that.

Read more about the Birthright movie adaptation below.
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Get Out college

Regular movies tend to come and go, but Jordan Peele‘s astonishing directorial debut, the four-time Oscar nominated Get Out, is more than just a regular movie. It’s a cultural touchstone with imagery that instantly became iconic, a deeply layered satire, and an exploration of race and relationships that has made an indelible impact on the world in the year since it debuted.

You may remember seeing that the film inspired a college course last year (Peele himself famously dropped in once while class was in session), and now the people who teach that course have opened it up to the general public. Read more about the Get Out college course below.
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Jurassic World Live Show

Universal kicked off a Fast and Furious Live show this month in London, and it’s just the beginning of a tour taking the adrenaline-fueled action of the blockbuster film franchise to arenas around the world. But if fast cars and stunts aren’t your jam, Universal has another live show that might be up your alley.

Feld Entertainment Inc. and Universal Brand Development have announced a Jurassic World Live tour kicking off in the fall of 2019 in the United States before going on a worldwide tour. They’ll be bringing dinosaurs up to 40-feet long to life thanks to sophisticated animatronics and performer-operated characters. Find out more about the Jurassic World Live show below. Read More »

mamma mia here we go again trailer

You probably know right away if you’re the target audience for a Mamma Mia sequel. And that audience is pretty big: the 2008 original made $609 million worldwide, so a follow-up feels like a license to print money and please the fans. So here we are, 10 years later, with the original cast reunited to once again sing ABBA songs and look pretty and get involved in drama that’s soapy enough to warm your heart but pleasant enough to not get that heart racing too hard.

The new Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again trailer looks like more of the same, now split across two timelines. And yeah, it’s probably going to make a ton of money.

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The Shape of Water Visual Effects

This week The Shape of Water made a splash at the Academy Awards by pulling in 13 nominations. The adult fairy tale from director Guillermo del Toro is an absolute masterpiece, and making it an even more impressive achievement in filmmaking is that the movie somehow cost less than $20 million. And after you watch The Shape of Water visual effects breakdown that has emerged online, you’ll wonder how the hell they pulled it off. But if you haven’t seen the movie yet, beware of possible spoilers. Read More »

pacific rim uprising trailer

Jaegers, assemble!

The final trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising has been released, with a new look at star John Boyega in action, and the explosive battles between the Jaegers and the biggest Kaiju monsters to ever terrorize the Earth. It looks like it’ll be a battle of epic proportions.

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Get Out Honest Trailer

Get Out has officially been nominated for Best Picture (as well as Best Director and Best Original Screenplay) at the Academy Awards, proving yet again that the horror genre isn’t a joke. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t jokes to be made about the movie that shows progressives can be racist too, and turns all of your favorite white people from movies and television into the bad guys.

Watch the Get Out Honest Trailer below. Read More »