Best Stories of the Week

With Independence Day coming tomorrow, Best Stories of the Week is coming at you a little earlier in the day than normal, that way you can go get yourself a burger and light some stuff on fire.

Catch up on the stories from the past seven days including why Amy Schumer turned down The Daily Show, why a Back to the Future remake won’t happen anytime soon, the title for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. There’s also trailers for the second season of Rick and Morty and the Rocky spin-off Creed, not to mention new images from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Ghostbusters reboot.

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JK Simmons Terminator Genisys sequel?

Terminator Genisys is now in theaters, which means I can now share with you an interview I conducted with JK Simmons last week while covering the Genisys premiere in Berlin. I’m posting this after the release because Simmons’ character O’Brien is a second-half reveal, and so I don’t have to dance around that fact I talked to him about the film in full-on spoiler mode. (So you may not want to watch the video until you’ve seen the film.)

In addition to talking to Simmons about his role in this film, I also chatted with the Whiplash star about possible future Terminator sequels. Does his character survive Terminator Genisys? Could he appear in the planned sequels? Is he signed on for Terminator 6 and Terminator 7? If they were to make more sequels, how would his character fit into the future plans? Find out all this and more, after the jump.

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/Film’s Top 10 Films of 2015 So Far

Mad Max Fury Road - Max and Furiosa

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already halfway through 2015. Which means we’ve already seen about half the films we’re likely to this year. Which, then, means now is as good a time as any to stop and reflect upon some of the big highlights of the year so far.

Our entire staff voted on the top 10 list that follows. The results run the gamut from quirky indie to broad comedy to R-rated action. Find /Film’s list of the top 10 films of 2015 so far after the jump. Read More »

Back to the Future Hollywood Bowl

Last night at the Hollywood Bowl, the record was broken for the largest Back to the Future screening. An estimated crowd of over 16,000 people watched the film on the big screen, accompanied by live orchestration.

As you know, I’m a huge Back to the Future fan, so of course I was in attendance for the monumental event. After the jump you can find more information, alongside my thoughts and also some photos and video of the event.

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steve jobs trailer

Universal Pictures has released the first full trailer for Steve Jobs, the film starring Michael Fassbender, directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Trainspotting) and written by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Moneyball, A Few Good Men). You may recall that Sony released a one minute Steve Jobs teaser trailer during the final episode of Mad Men. The new trailer gives us a better look at the upcoming film. Hit the jump to watch the new Steve Jobs trailer.

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Inside Out easter eggs

We hope you’ve had time to see Pixar Animation‘s latest triumph, Inside Out, in theaters. It’s one of the best movies of the year so far, and there’s a good chance it will make several year-end lists for being one of the best of 2015 overall.

And like every Pixar movie, it’s ripe with easter eggs referencing all of the animation studio’s movies that came before it. Some are hard to spot, others are pretty easy to see. And we run through as many of them as we can below. Check out all the Inside Out easter eggs after the jump! Read More »

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Ghostbusters
Paul Feig took to Twitter today to release the first look at the costumes from his upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters. Feig has been shooting in Boston for a couple weeks now and a few set photos have leaked of costumes for cast members such as Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, but no photos have revealed the new Ghostbuster outfits. Hit the jump to get your first look at the new Ghostbusters uniforms.
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 script

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is gearing up to begin filming early next year in London, but does the film already have a new title?  During the Ant-Man junket, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was asked when the film would begin shooting, and his answer may have revealed a new title for the Guardians sequel.

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gay marvel cinematic universe character

We saw a landmark ruling last week as the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. This was on my mind as I sat down with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige over the weekend. I put the question out there: when will we finally see a LGBT character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Get his answer, after the jump.

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