Universal has a plan to reboot its Universal Monsters characters, and it shouldn’t even come as a big surprise: the monsters will anchor action/adventure movies, not horror films. That’s the angle we knew the studio was planning with the new Mummy movie, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman. They’ve done this before, with the last Mummy franchise, and it was a success. (For a while.) They tried it with Van Helsing, which was a joke of a movie. But the Fast/Furious model seems too good to ditch now, and so the “horror” part of these monster movies is being pitched in the bin.
Read what Universal’s chief said about the new reboots below. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Earlier this week we reported Universal wanted Justin Lin back to direct the last few Fast and Furious movies back-to-back. But just because Universal is talking endgame doesn’t mean the series is going out anytime soon.
Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has clarified that she believes there will be “at least three more” Fast and Furious films, which means we’re looking at “at least three more” years of Fast and Furious films. Hit the jump for details on more Fast and Furious movies.
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Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, better known as The Farrelly Brothers, are responsible for some of the biggest and most quotable comedies of the past twenty years. This week, they’re making their first sequel, which also brings them back to the film that made them famous: Dumb and Dumber. Dumb and Dumber To reunites Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as idiots Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, and in so doing almost brings twenty years of comedy full circle.
To celebrate the release of Dumb and Dumber To, we’re ranked all 12 directorial efforts of the Farrelly Brothers. Theirs is a career that started with a bang and has since slowed down a bit. Still, their work is an impressive collection of films with unique and innovative plots.
Below, read our ranking of the films of the Farrelly Brothers. Read More »
Here’s the full trailer for the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, and the excitement is palpable. Will this be as crazy and explicit as the book? (Nope.) Will it properly represent the sexual practices and lifestyle it has co-opted? (Maybe, but probably not.) Will there be attractive people having lots of simulated sex? Almost certainly. Check out the 50 Shades of Grey trailer below. Read More »
Twenty years have passed since Lloyd and Harry left us in the original Dumb and Dumber. This weekend, they’re back with Dumb and Dumber To. The press got to see the film Wednesday night ahead of the Friday opening. The buzz is… well, find out after the jump by reading some Dumb and Dumber To reviews. Read More »
Bobby and Peter Farrelly return to 1994 this week with the release of Dumber & Dumber To. OK, technically the film takes place in the present day, and characters Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) have definitely aged as time has marched on. But the film finds a way to pick up with the characters more or less as they were when we last saw them. They’re joined by plenty of new characters, and there’s one difficult-to-guess cameo among them. Check out a clip of the Dumb and Dumber To cameo below, and see if you can guess the actor.
We’ll keep the spoiler info to after the break. (Having seen the film, I can tell you that the ID of the actor isn’t any real spoiler, and he’s so disguised that many people will never guess who it is. Some might not even figure there’s a secret to guess in the first place.) Read More »
There are few deep niches of film fandom more arbitrary than analyzing a film’s logo. But, these days, when movies are promoted so far in advance, sometimes it’s the best fans can do. We saw this happen recently with Star Wars: The Force Awakens; now it is happening with Duncan Jones‘s Warcraft.
At San Diego Comic-Con this year, Legendary made a big deal of revealing the first Warcraft logo. With the film well-over a year from release at the time, we thought that would be the extent of it. Then Jones played some awesome early footage. The director expanded on that presentation last weekend at Blizzcon, a convention put on by the game’s developer, Blizzard. New footage, new images but, most interestingly, a new logo. Why the new logo change? We don’t know, but you can read an analyzation of the Warcraft logo change below. Read More »
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It’s like something out of a mad scientist movie: Universal is building its own brain trust like a Frankenstein’s monster version of the Pixar brain trust. We know that two key players in this team are Chris Morgan (Fast/Furious) and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek), with Kurtzman writing and directing a new Mummy picture. Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) was recently confirmed to be on board to write a new Wolfman movie. Now Noah Hawley (Fargo TV series creator/writer) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Now You See Me) are confirmed as part of the group as well. We’ve got more details on the evolving Universal Monsters franchise plan below. Read More »