Making of Home Alone

Even though Thanksgiving is still a couple weeks away, stores and people are already focused on Christmas. And this week the holiday mood gets a little boost with the 25th anniversary re-release of Home Alone, which has its final two showings today in select theaters.

In honor of that milestone, an oral history has been put together on the making of Home Alone, revealing one interesting tidbit. Director Chris Columbus only ended up being at the helm of Home Alone after Chevy Chase treated him like garbage in early meetings for another holiday comedy classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Read More »


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Creed Clips

The steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum have become quite iconic thanks to the famous training montage from the original Best Picture winning boxing drama Rocky. Plenty of tourists have ran up those steps and taken countless pictures there in honor of Sylvester Stallone‘s iconic character Rocky Balboa, and now the city of Philadelphia is honoring the forthcoming franchise spin-off Creed with an honorary, celebratory day.

In addition, you can watch just over five minutes of footage from Creed with seven clips that have been released online as we get closer to the release later this month. Get more details on the honorary day and watch the batch of Creed clips after the jump. Read More »

Mad Max Power Wheels

Some kids are satisfied with going to the store and picking out a Halloween costume that was made in China. But other kids are fortunate enough to have parents who are a whiz with technology and craftsmanship and use it to create some truly impressive costumes. Cory and Jeremy Newton-Smith are those kind of parents.

The couple decided to not only dress up their kids as the most adorable Max Rocatansky and Imperator Furiosa you’ve ever seen, but they also built them a custom Mad Max Power Wheels War Rig for cruising around the wasteland (or at least their neighborhood). Check it out! Read More »

batman v superman plot

Warner Bros. currently has 11 DC comics movies scheduled for the next five years or so. Their new universe begins in March with Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is about more than just Batman and Superman duking it out. The studio is using the film as an opportunity to introduce new characters, like Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), to set up Justice League and other future films.

Even after we see Aquaman and Wonder Woman established, we still might see their DC origin stories. Learn more after the jump.

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fantastic beasts and where to find them plott

Update: Descriptions of the film’s main characters have now arrived. You can find them after the jump.

The floodgates on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have slowly begun to slide open. In quick succession, we got the film’s logo and then our first look at the Harry Potter sort-of-prequel’s main character, Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne). Now, we have new plot details from the J.K. Rowling-scripted, David Yates-directed film.

These details don’t reveal much more than the film’s basic premise (most of which will probably be seen in a future trailer), so don’t be afraid to read on. Unless you’re deliberately putting yourself into total spoiler-lockdown mode. In that case, you know what to do.

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batman v superman plot

It’s a conversation you’ve had countless times before. You had it at sleepovers when you were a young kid. You argued over it in the aisles of your friendly neighborhood comic book shop. You chatted the semantics of such a showdown in late-night, half-drunk dorm room discussions. You regularly debate the details on internet forums.

Who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman?

That question is the main appeal of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Everything else, no matter how effective, is ultimately window-dressing. People are going to see this movie, and we are going to talk about it until our voices die in our ruined throats, because that is the age-old hypothetical pop culture question. A new synopsis for Zack Snyder‘s upcoming film takes this fact and works it straight into the plot description.

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fantastic beasts first look

You’ve got to hand it to J.K. Rowling – she’s certainly not resting on her laurels. In the years since she wrapped up her seven-novel Harry Potter series, she’s dabbled in new genres, even writing under a pseudonym (which ultimately became the worst-kept secret in the world) for a few books. And now that she’s returning to her Wizarding World, a universe that helped the define popular culture for a generation,  she seems intent on exploring as many mediums as possible.

With the actual Harry Potter sequel, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, heading to the London stage, Rowling is making her screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a film set in the same universe as The Boy Who Lived, just 80 or so years earlier. And now our first look at the film, and its hero, played by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, has arrived.

UPDATE: Several more images from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have been released, and you can find them all after the jump.

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Fantastic Beasts book

2016 is going to be a big year for Potterheads. Not only is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — a play described as the eighth Harry Potter story — opening in London next summer, the big-screen spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will make its way to theaters next fall. Shooting on the latter is already underway, in fact, but it’ll be a while before we get the first trailer.

So to tide us over in the meantime, Warner Bros. has unveiled the new official Fantastic Beasts logo. Check it out after the jump.  Read More »

mad max 5

There have been more than a few hugely successful blockbusters this year, but Mad Max: Fury Road is the one that lingers in the brain. It doesn’t just touch a nerve – it grabs each of your nerves and squeezes. Warner Bros. tossing a post-apocalyptic action movie into the Oscar race sounds insane, but it’s head-and-shoulders above most of the sure-thing awards nominees right now. It’s spectacular filmmaking and we are blessed to have it in our lives.

So when director George Miller talks about a sequel (or two sequels), we listen. Chatter about a follow-up has been pretty steady for awhile now, with the first talk of the next films arriving months before Fury Road even hit theaters. However, exactly what the sequel will be has been shifting as of late. So let’s take a look at what Miller is saying now.

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