In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Chris Pine says a few controversial things about the Star Trek franchise.
- Ghostbusters unveils a new TV spot.
- Transformers: The Last Knight adds Laura Haddock to the cast.
- A few snippets of new Jason Bourne footage is here.
- After seven years, lonelygirl15 has returned.
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In just under a month, we’ll see if the new Ghostbusters have what it takes to lead a whole new franchise, one that supposedly has a narrative that is completely independent of the first two movies. But if you have kids who are too young to watch either the new movie or the 1984 original, there will be a way to tell them the story of the two paranormal comedies without scaring the daylights out of them.
Coming this fall, Penguin Random House will release Little Golden Book versions of both the original Ghosbusters and the reboot hitting theaters this summer. Each book, written by John Sazaklis, has some incredible illustrations by Alan Baston, resembling the classic books that we all grew up with for years.
Check out the covers for each of the Ghostbusters Little Golden Books after the jump. Read More »
There’s not much in the vein of comedy coming to theaters this weekend, with Independence Day: Resurgence, Free State of Jones and The Shallows all making their box office debuts. But if you’re looking for laughs and you don’t feel the need to see Central Intelligence (though it’s a solid comedy thanks to Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart’s chemistry), then Netflix has you covered.
This Friday, Netflix brings the Sundance indie The Fundamentals of Caring to their streaming service, giving you another dose of Paul Rudd this summer. And this time he’s joined by Neighbors and Submarine star Craig Roberts for a funny, touching and charming road trip that’s absolutely worth your time.
Watch the new Fundamentals of Caring trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
In a few weeks we’ll see Alexander Skarsgård as king of the jungle in The Legend of Tarzan, but later this year he’ll get in touch with his wild side in an entirely different way. Directed by John Michael McDonagh (The Guard, Calvary), War on Everyone stars Skarsgård and Michael Peña as two very corrupt cops who get in over their heads in New Mexico. If Shane Black’s The Nice Guys left you wanting more in the “pitch-black buddy action-comedy” subgenre, War on Everyone should have you covered.
War on Everyone hit Berlin and SXSW earlier this year to strong reviews, and now it’s gearing up for a theatrical release in the U.K. (No U.S. release date has been announced yet, alas.) As smuch, the first War on Everyone red-band trailer has just arrived, and you can watch it after the jump. Read More »
The reboot of Ghostbusters is just under a month away, and Sony Pictures will see if they have a viable new franchise on their hands. Hopefully even the naysayers will give this movie a chance simply so they can have an opinion substantiated by seeing the movie instead of just bashing it based on the trailers. If the box office numbers turn out well, we’ll obviously be looking at Ghostbusters sequels, and Melissa McCarthy is ready to answer the call as many times as the phone rings.
Find out more about the possibility of Ghostbusters sequels after the jump. Read More »
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Barry Sonnenfeld has made some fine entertainment over the course of his career. In the 1990s, Sonnenfeld had a terrific run, directing Get Shorty, Men in Black, and The Addams Family movies. Before turning towards directing, as a cinematographer, he shot Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing, Big, Misery, and Throw Momma from the Train. Since working on all of those memorable films, he’s directed some pictures–Wild Wild West, Men in Black II, and Big Trouble–that sorely missed the mark. Sonnenfeld’s next film, Nine Lives, about a man (Kevin Spacey) that gets turned into a cat, doesn’t look as appealing as his earlier efforts, but at the very least, it has Christopher Walken playing a cat whisper.
Below, watch a Nine Lives clip.
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If you’ve been patiently waiting for The LEGO Movie sequel, you’ll have to hold out nine more months. Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed back the release date of the animated follow-up from its original summer 2018 release date to an early debut in 2019. In addition, they’ve also pushed back the release of Geostorm with Gerard Butler nine months, while also bumping up Ben Affleck’s long-developing crime drama Live by Night up by nine months. We’re not sure why nine months is the number of the day here either.
Find out The LEGO Movie 2 release date and the rest of the calendar shuffling after the jump. Read More »
Take one of the biggest movie stars in the world and team him up with one of the smallest, and it sounds like a gimmick in the making. On paper, just the sight of Dwayne Johnson standing alongside Kevin Hart will incite a smile. But do the two have what it takes to lead an action comedy that is funny, exciting and overall entertaining?
Thankfully, in Central Intelligence, from We’re the Millers director Rawson Thurber Marshall, the answer is mostly yes. However, this may only be because Johnson and Hart are such an irresistible duo that they make you forget that the action and plot surrounding them is hollow, dull and merely acts as an excuse for these two to engage with each other for laughs.
Continue reading our Central Intelligence review after the jump.
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For any fans of the original iteration of The Office, it appears this is as close as we’ll get to seeing a film adaptation of the comedy mockumentary series. Comedian Ricky Gervais is back as former Wernham Hogg Paper Company boss David Brent, only this time he’s a traveling salesman who is still desperate to follow his dream to become a rock star.
David Brent: Life on the Road is a mockumentary feature that follows the clueless title character as he self-finances a tour across the United Kingdom with his band Foregone Conclusion. As you might expect, audiences aren’t so keen to receive the band, and Brent continues to make every situation awkward with his inappropriate sense of humor and complete lack of self-awareness.
Watch the David Brent Life on the Road trailer after the jump. Read More »