R-Rated Expendables 4

The Expendables series has shown diminishing returns both for fans and execs. The third movie diverted its focus away from the aging action heroes that were the driving force behind the series to begin with, and also fell vicim to pre-release piracy. (The industry is still debating the effect that leak had on the box office.) The Expendables 3 was also PG-13, and the downgraded level of intense action that followed that ratings change wasn’t viewed well by fans. Sylvester Stallone seems to get it, however, and says that the attempt to broaden the series’ appeal was “a horrible miscalculation” that will be rectified in the future. Will an R-Rated Expendables 4 be the course correct the series needs? Read More »

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Rumor: 2016 Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Plot Revealed

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This morning, our scoop about the theatrical placement of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was confirmed. Now, we have another Star Wars scoop for you.

Recently, we learned a juicy rumor about the plot to Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta‘s 2016 Star Wars spin off movie. The information came second hand from a single good source, so we began to dig. All we wanted was one more person to tell us we were on the right track. Literally dozens of people were contacted at all levels and while there were a few nibbles, we could never get a solid second confirmation. We contacted Lucasfilm, which declined to comment. So for that reason, take this story with a grain of salt and a huge rumor label.

That said, we think there is enough evidence to present you a rumored plot of the 2016 Star Wars spin off movie.

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 Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer debut

UPDATE: Regal Cinemas has revealed the first theaters that are showing the trailer. Check below to see if yours is on the list. The original story from 11/22 continues below.

UPDATE 2: AMC Theaters and Cinemark have also revealed they are on board.

There has been more speculation about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer alone than there is for most movies at a whole. First we learned that it had been edited, and that John Williams had recorded new music for the trailer. Then there was a series of rumored descriptions. This week a report claimed that the teaser would premiere attached to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but we were able to exclusively debunk that rumor and tell you that Disney has “bigger plans”.

So when will the Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer debut? This week. When and how? Thats a bit more complicated.

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peterpan

“This isn’t exactly the Neverland story you know.” That’s director Joe Wright‘s description of his Peter Pan origin story Pan, and so far he seems to be telling the truth. Case in point: the villainous pirate in this one is not Captain Hook but Blackbeard, played by Hugh Jackman.

The hero is still a little boy named Peter Pan, though, played by Levi Miller. Hit the jump to see the first Pan images featuring Jackman and Miller, plus the first Pan poster with Miller. Read More »

Jurassic World trailer

After last week’s odd tease about “Something Big Is Coming” in the Jurassic Park world, it’s come true. The official Jurassic World Twitter posted a short, awesome, tease of the first Jurassic World trailer, which will premiere Thursday at 9 p.m. EST during the Seahawks/49ers game on NBC, and online everywhere.

In the footage, you’ll see Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, the new park gates and lots of dinosaurs running around. It’s pretty exciting.

Check out the first footage from Jurassic World below. Read More »

Hunger Games MockingJay part 1 review

Note: This review was original published on November 10. We’ve bumped it up now that the film is in theaters. 

It’s a shame The Hunger Games series gets filed into the “young adult” category. Sure, there’s some dystopian young romance in there, but with each subsequent film, the series proves it is about much more than unattainable love with sporadic action. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 takes the series to its furthest point from YA stereotypes yet.

However, what’s most interesting about this latest installment — the first part of a two-part finale — is just how different it is from the rest of the franchise. Is that a good thing? Below, read why The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 feels like a different franchise. Read More »

How to Train Your Dragon 2

We’ve got some sequel-related odds and ends to take you into the weekend. After the jump:

  • Jennifer Aniston makes a Horrible Bosses 3 casting suggestion
  • Scooby-Doo and WrestleMania will team up once more
  • Den DeBlois gives a How to Train Your Dragon 3 status update
  • Producer wants Jonathan Levine to write Warm Bodies 2
  • That “leaked” Ghostbusters 3 script from 2009 is a fake
  • Now You See Me 2 makes room for Sanaa Lathan
  • Andy Serkis says the Apes franchise might go beyond a trilogy
  • Flip through some Night at the Museum 3 character posters

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Brenton Thwaites Pirates 5

A new cast member will join Captain Jack Sparrow on whatever adventures the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean holds. It’s Brenton Thwaites, a name you may not know, but you will soon. He was recently in Oculus as well as The Giver, The Signal, Malificent and the upcoming Son of a Gun. (Which just released a new trailer. Good timing!) In the film, directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, Thwaites will play a key British solider. Filming will start in 2015 aimed at a July 2017 release. Read more about the Brenton Thwaites Pirates 5 casting below. Read More »

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