Briefly: Warner Bros. is beefing up its holiday film presence this week. The studio just dated and/or moved two of their heavy hitters. First up, the Ericson Core remake of Point Break has been pushed from summer to Christmas Day. More interestingly, though, the Ryan Coogler-directed Rocky spin-off Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, will be out even quicker. It’s currently filming but is now slated for release on November 25, 2015. [Box Office Mojo]
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Briefly: We’ve been quietly anticipating Cameron Crowe‘s latest film for some time. And in that period, the star-studded film has been referred to as the “Untitled Hawaii Project,” as seen above on the film’s camera slate. Now, Crowe has settled on a title for the film. The Cameron Crowe Hawaii movie is now called Aloha. It will hit theaters May 29.
Aloha stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel. Cooper plays as a defense contractor who’s sent to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite in Hawaii. Once he gets there, he falls for an Air Force pilot (Stone) who convinces him to try and stop the launch with the help of some mystical island forces. Read more about it here. [Exhibitor Relations]
Posted on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
If there’s one thing Minions are good at, it’s creating noise as a large crowd. In other words, they’re the perfect stadium audience. So of course they’re going to have a great time with the Super Bowl. Watch the Minions Super Bowl spot after the jump. Read More »
Since 1977, fans have dreamt of visiting the world of Star Wars, of setting foot on the sands of Tatooine, the snow of Hoth or swamps of Dagobah. 99.9% of fans never get that chance, as production on the movies is so secretive. But a select few get to visit the set during filming. And for the shoot of The Empire Strikes Back, The Muppets made the trip. We know this because photos were taken. Photos that recently were posted on the Internet, finally becoming accessible to the entire world.
You get a hint above, but see the rest of the Muppets Empire Strikes Back photos below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Though Tuesday’s teaser was the first we’d seen of Fox’s Fantastic Four, we (and the rest of the Internet) couldn’t help but notice it felt awfully familiar. The somber voiceover contemplating human nature and man’s place in the universe, the shots of all-American cornfields and high-tech labs, the furrowed brows of serious scientists doing serious science… it all felt straight out of Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar.
And indeed, a new Fantastic Four Interstellar trailer mashup making the rounds shows that the two films might not be very different at all. Give or take a Dylan Thomas poem, the Fantastic Four teaser may as well be another Interstellar promo. Watch the video after the jump. Read More »
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The 2015 Oscar nominations are out and, as usual, they created lots of conversation. Where’s the diversity? Why is this film missing? How did that movie get nominated? There are long, complicated answers to all of those questions but we found a fun video that sums up everything rather succinctly. In under three minutes, this video explains how Oscar nominations work, how the winners are chosen and why the “least disagreeable film” often wins everything. Check out the video below. Read More »
It’s a rare treat when the Screen Junkies team does an Honest Trailer for one movie let alone four. But their latest honest trailer is for Pirates of the Caribbean and they don’t just stick to the first film or trilogy. They go all the way up to On Stranger Tides, the billion dollar success no one remembers a single thing about.
Besides the sheer volume of films skewered here, the Pirates of the Caribbean Honest Trailer does a great job poking fun at the insane notion that pirates – one of history’s most violent and terrible groups – could be Disneyfied. My favorite bit is probably where they trailer shows that death is literally impossible in these movies as men are stabbed, shot and worse, and never ever die.
Check out the Pirates of the Caribbean Honest Trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
With leads Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones more or less in place, Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters has finally set a date. Sony will open the horror-comedy reboot on July 22, 2016. Warner Bros.’ King Arthur and Lionsgate’s Power Rangers are also slated for that weekend.
Feig shared the Ghostbusters release date on Twitter:
Kate Dippold co-wrote the Ghostbusters script with Feig. It’ll be a reboot of the classic property, rather than a sequel — though Feig is apparently leaving the door open for original cast members like Bill Murray to return.
It was fun while it lasted. But after several months in the top spot, Guardians of the Galaxy is no longer the top grossing movie of 2014. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 overtook the Marvel film Wednesday when it passed the $333.17 million Guardians grossed domestically. Adding more fuel to the fire, Mockingjay Part 1 did this without a bump for 3D ticket prices.
Oddly enough, a similar scenario happened in 2013 when Iron Man 3 was the top grossing film of the year into early 2014 when a November release finally surpassed it. That film was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire so it seems like Marvel and Katinss definitely have a beef. At least later this year, when The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 is released, it’ll have to beat more than just Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’ll have Star Wars: The Force Awakens to contend with too. [Box Office Mojo]