Paramount Pictures has again teamed up with Los Angeles-based art gallery Gallery 1988 to create a series of collectible posters for their latest film, Star Trek Beyond. The six Star Trek Beyond collector’s posters, created by Jeffrey Everett and Matt Taylor, will be given away this weekend as opening weekend giveaways at Star Trek Beyond 3D screenings in participating locations. Hit the jump to check out a first look at these exclusive Star Trek Beyond collector’s posters and find out which theaters you can see the movie at for a chance to take one of these home.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
A few weeks ago, Peter looked into some of the reasons that so many big-budget sequels — which once seemed like sure-bet propositions — have floundered or outright flopped this summer. But there have been a few notable exceptions, including the one that kicked off this brutal season: Captain America: Civil War. While competing studios struggle to get their own shared universes off the ground, Marvel has just released the thirteenth entry in its cinematic universe, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. But how? Why? What makes Marvel so different? Why is this franchise succeeding when so many others have failed, and what other lessons should other would-be franchises take from it? Read More »
The British alternative rock group Coldplay is one of those bands that people either love or hate. However, even if you’re one of the people who just can’t stand the vocal stylings of frontman Chris Martin and the sounds the rest of the band plays, I think you’re going to love them for a little bit after to see a video recorded at a recent concert.
Chris Martin has a son named Moses who is 10 years old. And while the lead singer is out on tour, his son had just one request, and that was for him to play a song from their favorite movie, Back to the Future. Not only did Chris Martin make his son’s dreams come true, but he came through in a way that makes all other fathers look bad by having Michael J. Fox come out and play “Johnny B. Goode,” just like he did in the movie.
You can watch the Michael J Fox and Coldplay Back to the Future duet after the jump. Read More »
David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair to discuss the new Ghostbusters. Also: David sees Fellowship of the Ring with a live orchestra, and Jeff and Devindra chat up Stranger Things. Be sure to read up on Peter’s disappointment with Ghostbusters, Matt Zoller Seitz’s review of Ghostbusters’ themes, and watch the Amy Schumer sketch featuring Neil Casey.
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How did Muhammad Ali help Will Smith shape Deadshot for Suicide Squad? When will you be able to play the first episode of Batman: The Telltale Series? How did Marvel come to decide to kill a certain Avenger in Civil War II? How can you get a Dazzler album cover at Comic-Con? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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If you had told me two years ago that the new Ghostbusters movie would be the source of so much bitter, angry contention, I would have called you a liar. But here we are. The movie has been out for a few days. You’ve had a chance to see it. I’ve had a chance to see it. We can finally talk about it like civilized adults.
And I think it’s a good movie, maybe even a very good movie. At the very least, it’s colorful and funny and spooky and populated by actors I like watching. It’s certainly no disaster, despite what any wrongheaded internet campaigns are trying to tell you. Director Paul Feig has made a movie that feels right at home in the Ghostbusters legacy…even though it tries too hard to pay tribute to that legacy.
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Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several days — or, more likely, too busy playing Pokémon Go to pay any attention to the rest of the internet — you’ve surely heard that Star Wars Celebration Europe took place over the weekend. You may have even read some of our reports from the major panels, including new details about Rogue One, Episode VIII, and the Han Solo spinoff, as well as Rebels, Battlefront, and more.
But just in case you’ve missed anything, we’ve compiled every last bit of coverage for you. Below, run down our Star Wars Celebration roundup of all our stories from the event. Read More »
Paul Feig and Katie Dippold first met around seven years ago. Dippold was writing for Parks and Recreation at the time when Feig directed “Pawnee Zoo,” the episode in which Leslie Knope arranges a wedding between two male penguins. Years later, when Dippold was hoping Feig would direct a spec script she wrote, titled The Heat, the two met for lunch. That meeting helped lead them to where they are today.
Feig and Dippold have made their biggest film yet with Ghostbusters. The reboot stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the team that’ll have to save New York City from the paranormal. At the press day, Dippold was kind enough to discuss with us how she and Feig put this new team together, the film’s cameos, working with Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, and more.
Below, read our Katie Dippold interview.
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Even though this year brought the most successful video game movie of all time with Legendary Pictures bringing Warcraft to the big screen, there still hasn’t really been a video game turned into a movie that has struck a chord with audiences and critics alike while also being a big hit at the box office. From the abysmal Super Mario Bros. in 1993 to more recent attempts such as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Max Payne, video game movies have a terrible track record. Now a new video essay attempts to explain why. Read More »