Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I need Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to be a good movie. I need it to be a good movie because I adore J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World and would love to see more films explore the fringes of this beautifully crafted and meticulously detailed fantasy universe. I also need it to be a good movie because Warner Bros. has pledged to make five of these things and I’d much rather look forward to sequels to a movie I like than dread a franchise built around a dud.
And so far, I’ve liked what I’ve seen from the film, which finds Rowling penning her first screenplay and veteran Harry Potter director David Yates stepping behind the camera once more. How about we all sit down and watch a new TV spot?
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Two weeks ago we got our first look at Mera, the Queen of Atlantis and wife of Aquaman (Jason Momoa). She plays a role in Zack Snyder‘s Justice League, which recently wrapped shooting in London, but the size of her role in that film remains unknown. We do know the character will have a large part to play in James Wan‘s Aquaman. The director, who envisions the film as a “swashbuckling action adventure” and a “high seas adventure story,” says Aquaman and Mera are far from married at the start of Aquaman.
Below, learn more about the Aquaman and Mera relationship.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
Lego Batman may suffer from a severe shortage of parents, as he’s always so eager to remind us, but he’s got plenty of other stuff in spades. Like sweet, sweet rides. A new The Lego Batman Movie image shows off his vast array of Batmobiles, Bat-boats, Bat-aircrafts, and what have you. Check it out below. Read More »
Typically in this space, we speak with the director, writer or producer of a film, but sometimes it can be valuable to see things from a different point of view. Especially when that point of view is such a common one in Hollywood: the perspective of an outsider—of an ambitious young filmmaker—who takes a high-pressure, entry-level job (at an agency, studio, production company, etc.) with the hopes of one day becoming an insider.
It’s a tale as old as Hollywood, isn’t? But this one comes with a little twist. Because when Barry P. gets a job working for one of his heroes—Lawrence Kasdan, the guy who co-wrote Empire Strikes Back! Who directed The Big Chill!!—he learns not only how the sausage is made but, more importantly, who gets to cook the sausage. And, in the process, the strange reality of how a legend like Kasdan ends up directing a very un-legendary movie like Dreamcatcher.
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Nostalgia for the 1990s is going strong, and it’s about to heat up even more.
It’s been 20 years since the live-action animated hybrid film Space Jam hit theaters, and that makes it prime for a return to theaters next month. In addition, even though it’s not a special anniversary for Pokemon: The First Movie, it’s the 20th anniversary of the original video games that launched the multimedia franchise, and that means it’s time for the animated feature film to head back to theaters as well.
Get details on Pokemon: The First Movie and Space Jam in theaters again after the jump. Read More »
Who has the gall to turn down the Boss, you ask? None other than Harry Potter. Bruce Springsteen has revealed he wrote a song for the franchise during its early days. Unfortunately, the Academy Award-winning musician’s personal ballad went unused, but he still hopes we’ll hear it in a theater one day.
Below, learn more about the scrapped Bruce Springsteen Harry Potter song.
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UPDATE: After we learned yesterday that Godzilla 2 would be scripted by Krampus writers Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields, it turns out that one of them will also be directing. ScreenCrush reports Michael Dougherty will be directing Godzilla 2 as well. Legendary must have been very pleased with the work he turned in as the director of Krampus, which has some of the coolest horror monsters to hit the big screen in awhile.
Our original story from October 20th follows below. Read More »
It’s been over a year since filmmaker James Wan officially signed on to direct Aquaman, but we still don’t know much about the DC standalone film. Wan is keeping the details very close to the vest but has recently revealed that Jason Momoa‘s upcoming DC film Aquaman will be a quest story in the spirit of an Indiana Jones film. Hit the jump to learn more about the Aquaman Indiana Jones comparison.
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A decade after the disappointing and sometimes nauseating remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros. is planning another movie with Willy Wonka. The studio is joining forces with Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman for a film that’ll center entirely around Wonka. The movie isn’t an origin story, but it will focus on Wonka’s early adventures.
Below, learn more about the new Willy Wonka movie.
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Since it’s October, you’re bound to catch Stanley Kubrick‘s psychological horror masterpiece The Shining at some point (hopefully not ruined by being cut for time and content on television). Of course, even though the movie is perfect for Halloween, it’s really the kind of twisted thriller that can be watched anytime. One of the film’s biggest fans is Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage, and he recently showed just how much love he has for the classic when heundertook quite the massive project for Tested.
Adam Savage has created an intricate model of the terrifying Overlook Hotel maze from the movie. It’s a beautiful, incredibly detailed piece of work that is impressive even when compared to everything else Adam Savage has done before.
Check out The Shining maze model after the jump. Read More »