Wonder Woman - Gal Gadot

Over the weekend, a brand new Wonder Woman trailer hit the web and revealed a slew of new footage from the next film in the DC Expanded Universe franchise. While the previous trailers showcased the power of Wonder Woman with some spectacular action, this one slowed things down a bit to show us more of the origin story that’s at the center of the superhero’s first solo movie from director Patty Jenkins.

In our Wonder Woman trailer breakdown below, we take a much closer look at the new footage on display. So let’s see what this first adventure for the Goddess of Truth has in store for us. But beware of possible spoilers if you want to go into the movie completely blind. Read More »

Kong Skull Island Review

There have been plenty of iterations of King Kong over the years, from his debut in the classic RKO picture in 1933 that would influence generations of filmmakers to Peter Jackson’s romantic epic in 2005. But I can guarantee that you’ve never seen a King Kong as badass, stylish and just plain cool as director Jordan Vogt-Roberts delivers in Kong: Skull Island.

It’s been a long time since there’s been a monster movie as bold, daring and gruesome as Kong: Skull Island, and that’s what makes it a refreshing action adventure that is chock full of mesmerizing visuals, startling action and some of the most amazingly repulsive monsters the big screen has seen in awhile.

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Wonder Woman Trailer

Gal Gadot effectively stole Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice away from The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel when she debuted as Wonder Woman last year. But this summer, she won’t have to vie for attention, because the super-powered Amazon warrior is finally getting her own movie.

Wonder Woman begins in modern day, following the events of Batman v Superman, but when Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) receives a package from Bruce Wayne contianing the old photograph she was trying to recover from Lex Luthor, she’s overwhelmed with the memories of her past. From there, we flashback to the early days of Diana’s life and how she first became entangled with mankind. Now a new Wonder Woman trailer reveals more about the origins of the hero and the discovery of her destiny. Read More »

Kong Skull Island Credits Scene

Kong: Skull Island isn’t just a new take on the classic movie monster that originated on the big screen back in 1933. It’s also the second film in the new cinematic universe that launched with Gareth Edwards’ new take on Godzilla in 2014. Though Kong: Skull Island takes place all the way back in 1973, it prominently features the government organization Monarch, the same department that kept the existence of Godzilla and other monsters under wraps in Edwards’ film.

If you saw Kong: Skull Island in theaters already, you may have seen the post-credits stinger that featured a scene tying the new King Kong adventure even more directly to the new monster movie universe being created by Warner Bros. and Legendary. For those who maybe didn’t know about the Kong Skull Island credits scene or didn’t quite understand what it was showing, we’ve got you covered.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you’re planning to see Kong: Skull Island and don’t want it spoiled, we’ve included all those details after the jump. Just beware that if you stay after the credits, you’ll want to stop paying attention to the scrolling words on screen once the credits for the soundtrack start to roll. Otherwise, just after that there is one particular line in the credits that ruins the surprise of what lies in the scene that follows. Read More »

Kong Skull Island

The king has returned. Kong: Skull Island is officially in theaters, bringing the giant ape back to the big screen as you’ve never seen him before. Director Jordan-Vogt Roberts has created a monstrous action adventure that is packed with plenty of creatures for Kong to do battle with. It’s nothing like Peter Jackson’s King Kong from 2005, and it’s the kind of monster movie that we don’t get to see often from Hollywood anymore.

Sneak preview screenings started last night and Kong: Skull Island is playing everywhere right now (with the Dunkirk prologue playing before IMAX screenings), so we want to find out what you thought about this movie, which stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and a scene-stealing John C. Reilly.

Below, we’ve assembled our thoughts on Kong: Skull Island and we’d like you to you sound off with your own! Read More »

Boomerang Subscription Service

When I was growing up in the ’90s, channels like Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network were gaining popularity and figuring out exactly what they wanted to be in the rapidly expanding world of cable television. The result was plenty of experimental cartoons that maybe shouldn’t have been expressly for kids (such as Ren & Stimpy and Johnny Bravo), but that also meant that there were classic cartoons from decades past that were finding traction with the children of parents who grown up with them a generation before.

In recent years, as each of those networks has expanded their reach of original programming, going so far as to have spin-off channels like Teen Nick and Disney XD. Sadly, this means classic cartoons have gone by the wayside, and there hasn’t been an easy way for those who want to watch shows like Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones and more. But that’s about to change with the new Boomerang subscription service.
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Godzilla vs. Kong writers room

If you’re going to hire a screenwriter to go big, Terry Russio is a fine pick for the job. The co-writer behind Gore Verbinski’s massive Pirates of the Caribbean movies is leading the charge for the writers room handling Godzilla vs. Kong.

Legendary Pictures has hired a group of writers to hash out the story for this famous monsters showdown, which is due out in 2020. Let’s take a look at the talent who will be in the room.

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best movie creatures

(Welcome to /Responses, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)

Earlier this week, the /Film team celebrated the arrival of Kong: Skull Island by writing about their all-time favorite movie creatures. We then opened the floor to our readers: what is your favorite movie creature? And you let us know!

We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question: what is your favorite movie musical? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com!

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Dunkirk Prologue Playing Before Kong Skull Island

Last night brought the sneak preview screenings of Kong: Skull Island at many theaters across the country, and even though I had already seen the gnarly monster movie (and enjoyed it quite a bit), I wanted to see it again with friends. In addition to being treated to a second round of Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ spectacular monster action on an IMAX screen, there was a little surprise preceding the movie.

As the lights came down and the trailers began, the first preview out of the gate was Dunkirk. However, I was taken aback, because this wasn’t the trailer that has been playing in theaters since late last year. Instead, this was the 5-minute prologue that exclusively played before certain IMAX showings of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The good news is that this wasn’t just a fluke and you can easily see the Dunkirk prologue with IMAX screenings of Kong if you weren’t able to catch it already.
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skull island interview

While talking to director Jordan Vogt-Roberts about his new film Kong: Skull Island, I learned that the filmmaker was hired for the gig only after he rejected the job and script that Legendary initially pitched to him. Below, read part two of my interview to find out how Jordan went from a first-time director of the Sundance film festival movie The Kings of Summer to this mega-blockbuster (but only after you’ve read part one).

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