Throughout the week of Back to the Future Day, there were tons of tribute videos, mash-ups, parodies and promotions happening to take advantage of the celebration of the fictional importance of October 21st, 2015. And even though we’ve had our last round of Back to the Future Bits to cover as much as we could regarding the important day in time travel history, this latest video was just too impressive to pass up.
One fan has updated Back to the Future Part II to take place in the real 2015. This isn’t like that satirical animated sketch that made fun of the real 2015 we live in now. Instead, this takes footage from the movie and updates it with a couple key 2015 details: Jurassic World and Donald Trump. And if you’re a Back to the Future Part II fan, you can guess where each of them come into play. Read More »
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Aaron Sorkin is a little bit of a softie. Moneyball, Studio 6o on Sunset Strip, and Steve Jobs aren’t without heartwarming moments. In fact, in the case of Sorkin’s latest, some audiences and critics have taken issue with how soft the film goes in the final minutes. But Sorkin defends the ending. Read his comments on the Steve Jobs ending after the jump. (Warning: spoilers for Steve Jobs ahead.)
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If you thought that Kevin Hart already proved that he was worthy of the love of Ice Cube‘s sister (Tika Sumpter) in Ride Along, think again. Just because Ben Barber (Hart) gained a little common ground with man of the law James Payton (Cube) doesn’t mean the latter is ready to become brothers-in-law, whether it’s through marriage or at the police station.
But when a drug trafficking problem requires some serious attention in Miami, for some reason Ben is allowed to tag along with James, making for his own tropical training day to prove his worth as a viable husband and police officer. Like most comedy sequels, it’s basically the same formula repeated again with slightly different jokes, and this new Ride Along 2 trailer doesn’t do anything to make us think otherwise. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Disney may have found the most success with live-action fairy tales so far, but it’s certainly not the only studio that’s trying. Universal and Working Title are moving forward on a new adaptation of The Little Mermaid that formerly had Sofia Coppola attached. Chloë Grace Moretz has been set to star, while Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) will write the script. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Back in the day, I knew a handful of people who failed a college class or lost a job because they were too busy playing World of Warcraft. In a weird, dark way, that’s the biggest compliment you can give Blizzard’s long running video game franchise – the world of Azeroth was so compelling and addictive that people damaged their lives to inhabit it.
So the upcoming Warcraft movie has to appease an army of the faithful, the fans who commanded the Orc and human legions in the classic real-time strategy games and quested as individual heroes in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game. More importantly, it also has to convince regular audiences to take a chance on a complex high fantasy world full of its own unique rules. It worked out well for The Lord of the Rings, but the more colorful, sillier world of Warcraft may be a tougher sell.
The first Warcraft trailer is here. Sharpen your opinions and get ready for war.
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By the Sea is very much an art film. Angelina Jolie Pitt‘s romance wears its European influences on its sleeve, but some American titles come to mind while watching the writer/director’s third film: What About Bob? and the work of Mike Nichols (Carnal Knowledge, Closer). The former title may appear odd, but By the Sea is about characters trying “get away from it all” in paradise. Unlike Bob, these characters can’t take a vacation from their problems. Their bags — full of cigarettes, a typewriter, and impeccable clothing — aren’t the only baggage these tired lovers bring with them on their getaway.
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Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Jurassic World made $1.6 billion at the box office this summer, making it the third highest-grossing movie of all time. It was a perfect storm: a beloved film franchise back from the dead, a break from typical summer movie fare (i.e., superheroes), and, most importantly, dinosaurs. People love their dinosaurs. Especially when they’re chasing after those delicious, screaming, far-too-slow humans.
So nobody blinked when Universal announced a sequel with a release date of June 22, 2018. But a sequel isn’t cool. Do you know what’s cool? A trilogy. Because that’s apparently happening now.
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Universal has had a little trouble bringing their classic monsters back to life. Neither The Wolfman nor Dracula Untold made kids excited about the return of these icons. But Universal’s current plan is to create a world similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and if that happens, there’s a few directors we’d like to see take a crack at these monsters.
Read more after the jump.
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Since there isn’t really an abundance of Thanksgiving films that you can enjoy throughout the month of November leading up to the feasting holiday, it’s probably not a bad idea to keep watching horror films for at least a couple weeks following the end of Halloween. Or if you’ve had your fill of blood, spooks and demons, maybe you’d like to go behind the scenes of one of the best horror films ever made.
John Carpenter’s The Thing from 1982 is a classic in every sense of the word. It has influenced cinema for decades, inspired a generation of filmmakers, and it holds up as a truly intense, suspenseful thriller. And now a new The Thing documentary clocking in around 84 minutes goes behind the scenes of the film, telling you everything you ever wanted to know. Read More »