In the summer of 2009, the comedy The Hangover came out of nowhere to become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all-time. The film pulled in $467 million worldwide, which is impressive considering the biggest star of the movie at the time was Bradley Cooper, and he wasn’t quite as famous as he is today. And when a film is that successful, it gets sequels, even if comedy sequels rarely work out.
In the case of The Hangover franchise, replicating the quality of the first film didn’t happen with the box office success. Critics and audiences alike were majorly disappointed in The Hangover Part II and while The Hangover Part III was a bit better, it still felt extremely obligatory. We’re not the only ones who feel that way as breakout star Zach Galifianakis wishes they didn’t make the sequels. Find out what he had to say about The Hangover sequels below. Read More »
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This past weekend brought the premiere of Kevin Smith‘s latest effort as writer and director, the absolutely insane Yoga Hosers, at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. If you want to know just how truly nutty this movie is, check out Peter Sciretta’s full review on the movie right here, or watch the clip that was released before the premiere.
Yours truly was curious enough to check out the movie that is like a PG-13 Disney Channel nightmare as only Kevin Smith can deliver, and before and after the film, Smith had a couple interesting things to say about how he’s approaching filmmaking now as well as what we can expect from Moose Jaws. Read More »
It’s hard to believe, but we’re just a little under three weeks away from finally see the Deadpool movie that fans were hoping to get for years. Ryan Reynolds is playing the version of the Merc with the Mouth that he should have been in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and fans who attended a couple of advanced screenings a few days ago had a lot of good things to say. Now the comic character’s creator, Rob Liefeld, has chimed in with his two cents on chimichanga champ, and he couldn’t be happier.
Plus, there’s also a Deadpool promotional video that has Ryan Reynolds helping to celebrate Australia Day. Though he does seem to take issue with Australia giving us Wolverine, or rather Hugh Jackman. Read More »
Fans have been patiently waiting for a first look at the new Spider-Man who will be debuting in Captain America: Civil War. Even though we know sequences were shot with Spider-Man on the set of the sequel, no set photos were snagged, and there have been no leaks regarding the webcrawler’s costume. So what’s the holdup?
Well, besides wanting to keep some surprises for fans in the movie, Anthony & Joe Russo recently explained at a Q&A that a big part of the reason we haven’t seen Spidey yet is because of all the deals that needed to be made, and apparently still need to be made, between Disney/Marvel and Sony to share the character. Find out more below! Read More »
Before the weekend, a new trailer for the midseason return of Star Wars Rebels teased some pretty big moments on the way for the crew of the Ghost, including a surprising connection to a certain villain’s unique lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now showrunner Dave Filoni has opened up just a little bit about some of the big teases in that trailer, including what appears to be the return of another villain from the past other than Darth Vader.
Check out the Star Wars Rebels trailer breakdown after the jump! Read More »
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Some fans were apprehensive when Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Jesse Eisenberg was playing Superman’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor in this year’s blockbsuter comic book battle Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, as we’ve surmised from some viral marketing materials, this isn’t the Lex Luthor that fans are used to. Aside from the hair (which will eventually disappear), it’s clear that this character is pretty far removed from previous iterations in almost every way, save for his efforts to destroy Superman.
In a new interview with Eisenberg, the actor revealed that director Zack Snyder originally approached him for a completely different role. In addition, he talks about the bewilderment that comes with taking a role like this and the relief that this version of the character brought to him. Read More »
One of the biggest pieces of criticism of Star Wars: The Force Awakens from those who didn’t love the movie is that writer/director J.J. Abrams recycled too much from the original Star Wars: A New Hope, including some elements from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. This doesn’t seem to be something that has escaped Abrams, and he seems to have anticipated while making the movie. And he’s not bothered by it. Something he has been perturbed by though has been the exclusion of Rey (Daisy Ridley) from some of The Force Awakens merchandise that has been on shelves. Read More »
There’s a big shockwave that will be sent through the Marvel cinematic universe once Captain America: Civil War arrives in a few months. But it sounds like that will be nothing compared to what’s in store when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters in 2018. We already know that Civil War is packed with plenty of Avengers, but Infinity War promises to be even bigger, and Anthony and Joe Russo promise that fans “will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie.” Does that include bringing the Guardians of the Galaxy into the fight? Read More »
If you’ve been paying attention to our extensive Star Wars coverage, then you probably saw our round-up of 20 scenes that were cut from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Those scenes would add plenty of footage to the movie, and some have wondered if we might get The Force Awakens extended cut, or dare I say, The Force Awakens: Special Edition. But according to director J.J. Abrams, that’s not in the cards. Read More »