Stephen King's It

Audiences heading to see Annabelle: Creation this weekend (which is surprisingly good) will be treated to a sneak peek of the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It. The preview consists of an entire scene, one of the most iconic moments of the book, and it sets the stage for what promises to be an unsettling adaptation of the classic horror novel.

For those of you who may not be into the scares of The Conjuring universe spin-off prequel (that’s a mouthful), we’ve already seen the scene in question, and provide a reaction to it below. Plus, if you’re looking for a new glimpse at Pennywise the Dancing Clown and the kids known as The Losers Club, you can see two new images from It down there as well. If you come with us, you’ll float too! Read More »

Ghostbusters Extended Cut

It’s kind of amazing that Mike Stoklasa‘s creation of RedLetterMedia and the character of Harry S. Plinkett has lasted so long after first finding viral fame for a seven-part takedown of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace back in 2009. But the internet is full of plenty of wackier things, and despite the fact that this character is supremely annoying to listen to, his video reviews do make plenty of valid points, even if they are combined with some really lame attempts at humor.

While Star Wars has become a prime target for Harry S. Plinkett, every now and then he turns his attention to a movie that garnered a lot of attention from passionate fans and viewers. The Ghostbusters reboot from 2016 (or Ghostbusters: Answer the Call as it’s more officially titled) was certainly one of those movies, and even though it’s been over a year since it was released and most of us have moved on, Harry S. Plinkett has a one-hour takedown and breakdown of the film directed by Paul Feig. Read More »

Shaft

Tim Story was at Showtime’s Television Critics Association party. He directed the pilot and several episodes of Jay Pharoah’s new half hour series White Famous. /Film had the opportunity to speak with Story about the feature film remake of Shaft, which he signed on to direct in January. As the director of Ride Along, Barbershop and other comedies, Story confirmed he is not doing Shaft as a straight action movie.

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Ghost in the Shell Video Essay

It’s no secret that Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of Ghost in the Shell did not make a splash at the box office in the way executives had hoped. The film pulled in $169.8 million worldwide on a budget of $110 million, but that’s not including the massive, expensive marketing campaign, and the movie was considered a failure in the film industry.

It’s easy to attribute the failure of Ghost in the Shell to the fanbase that turned its back on the sci-fi adaptation due to the whitewashing of much of the cast, including actress Scarlett Johansson in the lead. But a new video essay breaks down the various ways that Rupert Sanders‘ adaptation of the beloved anime falls short, including aesthetic choices and a misunderstanding of the significance of the visuals from original anime that the film attempts to mimic throughout. Read More »

The Lion King casting

Say what you will about the idea of Disney remaking all of their classic animated movies, but at least they’re staffing those remakes with terrific actors. The latest examples? Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage) and Captain America: Civil War actor John Kani have signed on for Jon Favreau‘s new version of Disney’s The Lion King. Hit the jump to learn more about The Lion King casting.
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pet sematary

Andy Muschietti is not done with Stephen King. The director of the new version of It, King’s famous creepy clown horror story that was originally adapted as a TV miniseries, has set his sights on resurrecting Pet Sematary.

But Muschietti still has a ways to go before he exhumes the corpse of Pet Sematary. He is still in the midst of his It adaptation, which will take place over two movies. He’s also attached to a big screen adaptation of Robotech. If Pet Sematary is indeed his next project, it will still be several years before you see it crawl out of its grave.

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Cannonball Run Remake

Writer/Director Rawson Marshall Thurber was on a Television Critics Association panel for his new YouTube comedy series Ryan Hanson Solves Crimes on Television. After the panel, he spoke with /Film about his upcoming film projects. He’ll make Skyscraper with Dwayne Johnson next, but he’s still attached to a remake of The Cannonball Run.

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Aladdin movie cast

Disney’s live-action Aladdin movie cast has just grown by two. Director Guy Ritchie‘s take on the 1992 animated classic has found its Jafar in an up-and-coming actor and cast former Saturday Night Live breakout Nasim Pedrad in a brand new role that’s been invented specifically for this film. Read on for everything we know so far.
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Death Wish Remake Trailer

You know the old stand-by story about a man losing a loved one thanks to the activities of some ruthless criminals who goes on a wave of revenge to take down the people responsible. It’s a cinematic trope of action movies, and somehow, it’s still done in a fresh way with movies like John Wick. But it looks like Bruce Willis‘ latest attempt to deliver a revenge thriller doesn’t pack the same punch.

Death Wish is a classic revenge thriller from 1974, though the Charles Bronson version doesn’t exactly have the most politically correct storyline by today’s standards. The sequels that followed ventured into ridiculous territory from there, and it looks like Eli Roth‘s remake of the original, with Bruce Willis in the lead, is more in tune with those later films.

Watch the Death Wish remake trailer below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »

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The Lion King cast Scar

The cast of Iron Man director Jon Favreau‘s new take on Disney’s The Lion King keeps getting better and better. 12 Years a Slave and Doctor Strange star Chiwetel Ejiofor is currently in talks to provide the voice of Scar, Mufasa’s villainous brother who takes over the kingdom during Simba’s absence.
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