Even though The Jungle Book is over a month away, Disney seems to be anticipating quite an audience for their live-action re-telling of Rudyard Kipling‘s classic novel. Tickets are officially on sale for the film that features an all-star cast voicing animals brought to life entirely by visual effects. In fact, almost the entire movie is being created with the use of visual effects, not unlike Avatar or Gravity.
Now a new TV spot shows off some more of the magnificently created animals, including more dialogue from the likes of Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Christopher Walken as King Louie. The more I see of this movie, the more I’m impressed and curious to see how well this tale is brought to life in this way. Read More »
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Director Martin Scorsese finally got the Oscar love he deserved when his work on The Departed allowed him to take home the Academy Award for Best Director, not to mention the film winning Best Picture and screenwriter William Monahan winning Best Adapted Screenplay. And since the film was a remake of the Chinese crime film Infernal Affairs, which was the first in a trilogy of films, some have wondered why we never got a sequel to The Departed.
William Monahan previously revealed details as to what the story would have been for a once-developing sequel, but it’s just not going to happen, mostly because Scorsese just isn’t interested. However, The Departed may still make a comeback on the small screen as the film’s producer Roy Lee revealed that a TV series adaptation of the film is in development. Find out what we know about The Departed TV series so far. Read More »
Even though we already know that this summer’s reboot of Ghostbusters will feature cameos from the surviving members of the original paranormal exterminating team, along with several of the co-stars, we also know that they won’t be playing their characters from the original franchise. However, co-star Michael K. Williams has confirmed that at least one character from the original films will be returning, because he actually shot a scene with this character. Find out who has been added to the Ghostbusters cameos list, but beware of spoilers. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
Michael B. Jordan has already revived one flagging franchise with Creed, and now MGM’s turning to him to bring another old property back to life. He’s set to lead a remake of the classic heist thriller The Thomas Crown Affair, which was originally released in 1968 and remade in 1999. And yes, this means Jordan is this generation’s Steve McQueen, or at least its Pierce Brosnan. Read More »
There was a time when Hostess snacks disappeared for awhile, and fans of the unhealthy cream-filled cake known as the Twinkie weren’t sure if they would ever see them on shelves again. Thankfully the snack that will likely survive the apocalypse has been back for awhile, clogging our arteries and giving us diabetes for years to come. And along with the recently confirmed return of Ecto Cooler, the snack cake will be getting an all too appropriate Ghostbusters-themed makeover that includes slime green filling.
Get a glimpse at the Ghostbusters Twinkie after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Disney has found tremendous success in these past few years by revisiting and “re-imagining” some their most beloved and iconic films as modern blockbusters, much to the chagrin of some purists. However, Pete’s Dragon is the exact kind of movie that should be remade – the original 1977 film, while it has a few charming moments here and there, is no classic. In other words, there’s nothing wrong with taking another stab at this story.
And there is certainly promise in the tale of a young boy who befriends an invisible (imaginary?) dragon. And there is certainly promise in handing this material to a director like David Lowery, who is a left field choice for a family movie. The first trailer for new Pete’s Dragon is a few days away, but the first poster has dropped, giving us our first tease of this new film.
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Last November, we got word that Coca-Cola had re-registered the trademark for Ecto-Cooler, the Ghostbusters themed juice drink that was popular in the 80s and ’90s. There was no guarantee that the soft drink company would bring back the flavor that Ghostbusters fans have wanted back on shelves for years, but with a new Ghostbutsters movie on the way this summer, a nostalgic cash grab just made sense.
Now we seem to have confirmation of the drink’s impending return, as a sample can has made its way online in an eBay auction. And if you’re skeptical that it might be a fake, there’s a few reasons that it seems to be legitimate. Find out more about Ecto Cooler coming back tomorrow. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The most terrifying thing about 1975’s Death Race 2000 is that its cartoonish satire has only grown more plausible over the years. Set in a dystopian future where culture revolves around a cross-country race where the murder of other drivers and innocent pedestrians is encouraged, it’s a trash masterpiece, a slapstick scream from the depths of ’70s America.
The 2008 remake, simply titled Death Race, was passably entertaining junk that removed the original’s razor sharp edges. But now, the film is being remade again as Death Race 2050 and it’s bringing a cinematic icon along for the ride: original producer and B-movie legend Roger Corman.
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As you were reminded of earlier this week, Ghostbusters 2 predicted the end of the world to happen on February 14th, 2016. That’s today’s Valentine’s Day. Thankfully, we’re still here, and that means that we still get to see what Paul Feig‘s new take on the Ghostbusters will offer when it hits theaters this summer.
So far we’ve only seen photos of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the movie, but now the first footage from the movie has arrived in the form of a trailer announcement. But keep your expectations in check, because the Ghostbusters trailer teaser does’t show us much of anything yet. Read More »