Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
We still have a lot of unanswered questions about Blade Runner 2049, which unveiled its first trailer just yesterday. But director Denis Villeneuve is happy to lay one of your concerns to rest right now: yes, it’ll be rated R, just like the original Blade Runner was. Read his comments on the Blade Runner 2049 R rating below, as well as his thoughts on the possibility of more Blade Runner sequels. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The first teaser trailer for Blade Runner 2049 arrived two days ago and it got the entire internet yammering over what it shows and it what it pointedly does not reveal. Denis Villeneuve‘s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction masterpiece may have released an official synopsis, but it is holding most of its cards close to its vest. If early word is any indication, the actual plot of the film is going to lead to some heads exploding (or at least inspire some spirited conversation).
Can we glean any exciting details from a new batch of images from the film? Nah. Not really. But we can ogle how pretty this movie looks and admire Ryan Gosling‘s amazing coat.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Earlier this year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice united a good chunk of the Justice League: Ben Affleck‘s Batman, Henry Cavill‘s Superman, and Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman. But next year’s Justice League will see them recruiting still more members, including Ezra Miller‘s The Flash. Sure, we’ve already seen the big-screen version of the Scarlet Speedster in Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, but those were mere cameos. We’ll get to know him a whole lot better in Justice League, and a new photo today offers a better look at him and his fancy costume.
See it below, along with some commentary from Miller about his character. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
A sequel to Blade Runner can’t help but feel like folly. How do you make a follow-up to Ridley Scott‘s 1982 classic, which redefined is genre in ways that are still being felt today, without constantly being stuck in the shadow of its predecessor? We actually have an answer to that largely rhetorical question: you drag Harrison Ford back into the mix and you hire someone like Denis Villeneuve to direct.
While those aspects make it feel okay to look forward to Blade Runner 2049 and not dread it like some kind of cyberpunk plague, it’s going to take a great trailer to get us fully on this movie’s side. So ladies and gentlemen: prepare your judgmental expressions, because the first trailer has arrived.
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Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
That long-promised Blade Runner sequel is less than a year away now, and today we finally have some officially confirmed details revealing what the film is actually about. Read the official Blade Runner 2049 plot synopsis below. Read More »
You might have read that headline and thought, “What the hell is Geostorm?” Well, you’re not alone. This was a movie that was slated to arrive back in October, but ended up getting pushed back to January 2017 over the summer, only to be pushed back yet again to October 20, 2017. All this comes after the movie shot down in Louisiana in October of 2014. But now there’s more bad news regarding the movie.
A new report indicates that test screenings from last winter resulted in some unfavorable audience reactions, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Skydance had some extensive and expensive reshoots over the past two weeks to fix the movie without the film’s director Dean Devlin and with significant changes to the movie, including the addition of producer Jerry Bruckheimer to oversee the reshoots.
Find out more about the Geostorm reshoots after the jump. Read More »
As the playing field for media has changed in recent years, with exponentially much more content becoming available to stream by way of the internet, the distribution model for theatrical releases has been a hotly debated topic between movie studios and movie theaters. While movie studios have expressed interest in making movies available on VOD much sooner than usual, movie theater chains have pushed back with threats of refusing to show movies on their screens. But that may be changing in the future.
A new report indicates that movie studios are currently having discussions with some movie theater chains about the creation of a premium VOD service that would make some movies available to watch at home just 17 days after they hit theaters. Find out more about the smaller theatrical release window after the jump. Read More »
As a filmmaker, Zach Braff has delivered two indie films with much different receptions. Garden State was a film festival darling that captured the hearts of many when it came out in 2004, but it has since lost some of its shine (though I will defend it and love it forever). Then Braff’s return behind the camera, his partially crowdfunded Wish I Was Here , wasn’t anything to write home about. Now Braff has decided to get behind the camera for something much different: a mainstream studio comedy remake.
Going In Style, a contemporary remake of the 1979 heist movie of the same name, follows a trio of geriatric longtime friends (veteran actors Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin) who decide to rob a bank. It doesn’t feel like a Zach Braff movie at all, and it looks like the kind of movie your parents and grandparents will love.
Watch the Going In Style trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Millions will be headed to movie theaters this weekend to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Before the movie starts, trailers for some of the biggest blockbusters of 2017 will be played, but at select locations, audiences will be treated to a 5-minute prologue from Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming World War II drama Dunkirk.
Since most of Dunkirk was shot on 65mm IMAX cameras, Christopher Nolan is making this prologue only available in select IMAX theaters so it’s seen in the best format possible. If you’re not sure if your local IMAX theater is worthy of this honor, a full list of theaters playing the prologue around the world has been made available online.
Get the full Dunkirk prologue IMAX theaters list after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
This week brought the news that Suicide Squad‘s David Ayer would be directing Gotham City Sirens, a female DC supervillain team-up. Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn is slated to return (and Robbie herself is an executive producer on the project), but the question now is which other characters could join her — and who might play them.
Well, it should come as no surprise that Harley Quinn’s BFF Poison Ivy is believed to be involved in the movie, but what’s more interesting is who’s rumored to play her. According to a new report, Megan Fox might be circling the role. Read More »