Fans of both Ghostbusters and LEGO had their wildest dreams come true earlier this year when an official set for the firehouse that acts as the paranormal exterminators’ headquarters was released. It was a massive (and expensive) set, and having bought and built it myself, I can tell you it was one of the most fun sets to put together. But the new Ghostbusters headquarters should have their own LEGO set too, right?
We already know there’s an official LEGO set of the new Ecto-1 on the way, featuring minifigures of all four of the new Ghostbusters, as well as their secretary Kevin, who comes with the Ecto-2 motorcycle, and even a demon ghost. But LEGO fans need a set that will house the reboot’s vehicle, and one master builder has them covered with a new project at LEGO Ideas.
Check out the new LEGO Ghostbusters headquarters project after the jump. Read More »
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With exactly one month until the new Ghostbusters hits the big screen, it’s time for the film’s marketing to start hitting the small screen. A batch of Ghostbusters TV spots have arrived with some new footage from the movie, including a couple very cool action shots, and one sequence involving the return of the iconic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the original film. However, it’s not in the form you’d expect. See what we’re talking about in the Ghostbusters TV spots after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 by Fred Topel
I never saw the 1996 Tori Spelling TV movie but I get the gist: perfect guy turns out to be too good to be true, a male twist on Hand That Rocks the Cradle/Single White Female. Remake or not, James Franco writing and producing a Lifetime movie is a must-see part of his art oeuvre, but Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? is actually legitimately good when it could have coasted on camp.
Pearl (Emily Meade) is turned into a Nightwalker — a vampire in this movie’s mythology — in the first scene. Five years later, Leah (Leila George) is a college lit student performing in a feminist-twisted Macbeth on stage (Franco plays the director of the play). Pearl and Leah hit it off, as Pearl is a photographer who practically lives in the darkroom (get it???). So Leah has to come out to her mother (Spelling) and face society’s disapproval, including that of the boy she rejected, Bob (Nick Eversman). Read More »
Pete’s Dragon is very, very loosely based on the 1977 Disney film of the same name, a movie that, as charming as it often is, isn’t exactly sacrilegious to remake. Handling the newest Disney modernization is director David Lowery, whose last feature film was Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Going from a sparse, tone poem to a big Disney remake is quite a jump for a filmmaker to make, but the trailer for Pete‘s Dragon suggests it’s a transition Lowery had little trouble making.
Below, watch the latest Pete’s Dragon trailer.
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“The weird thing, for me, is that the reason I felt this was the right movie to make was because the tone didn’t feel that different [compared to my past work]. Sometimes I would joke that we’re just remaking Ain’t Them Bodies Saints with a dragon instead of Casey Affleck,” director David Lowery says, comparing his upcoming fairy tale, Pete’s Dragon, to his meditative and somber 2013 drama. “All the movies I make I can’t help but to make them incredibly personal, try to make them mine. That’s just the way I do it.” The co-writer/director didn’t expect to follow up his acclaimed tone poem with a Disney remake, but once he and Toby Halbrooks finished the first draft of the script, he thought, “Of course this is the next movie I’m going to make.”
Below, check out our Pete’s Dragon preview.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
Some of Toby Kebbell‘s most prominent roles are the ones where he’s hidden behind CG and mo-cap magic: Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four, and most recently Durotan in Warcraft. But he’ll show his face for real later this summer in Timur Bekmambetov‘s re-adaptation of Ben-Hur, where he plays the duplicitous Messala to Jack Huston‘s Judah Ben-Hur.
If you’ve seen the William Wyler classic, you already know the story: Ben-Hur is a Jewish prince who’s forced into slavery thanks to the betrayal of his best friend, Roman officer Messala. Years later, Ben-Hur returns seeking revenge via chariot race. A new Ben-Hur trailer plays up the tragedy of Ben-Hur’s ordeal, while a new Ben-Hur featurette reveals the practical stunt work from the climactic chariot race sequence. Watch ’em both below. Read More »
Pretty much everyone knows there’s a new Ghostbusters movie coming to theaters this summer. The jury is out as to whether or nor director Paul Feig can deliver an entertaining update of the 1984 classic, this time with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the lead roles (meet all the ladies right here). We’ll find out in about a month whether this will be the successful start of a new franchise. Until then, we have another Ghostbusters project for you to feast your eyes on.
Animators and LEGO master builders from Digital Wizardz this cute and extremely impressive stop-motion LEGO Ghostbusters short film, bringing some of the more iconic scenes from the film to life in brick form. In addition, there are actually some pretty amusing gags and nods to other properties like Star Wars, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Simpsons.
Watch the stop-motion LEGO Ghostbusters short after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express remake has a long way to go if it hopes to catch up to the star power of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 version, which featured Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, and Vanessa Redgrave. But getting Angelina Jolie on board is probably a good place to start. The actress has reportedly entered early talks to join Kenneth Branagh, who will both star in and direct the mystery. Read More »
Yesterday was Ghostbusters Day, and to celebrate the casts of both the 1984 classic and this year’s reboot came together on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
For some reason, the posting of the videos on YouTube pretend the arrival of the original Ghostbusters cast during an interview with the new Ghostbusters cast was some kind of surprise, even though we found out about it in advance. Anyway, the two casts get together to talk about the reboot and the legacy of the original Ghostbusters.
Plus, Bill Murray throws his full support behind the reboot and explains why he finally chose this project to come back to the Ghostbusters franchise. If you think that’s just because he’s shilling for the studio, he actually gives some very honest thoughts about the film that might quell some of the fears of naysayers out there.
Watch the highlights from the Ghostbusters Jimmy Kimmel Live episode below. Read More »