Every month, we write about which movies and shows are coming to Netflix and which movies and shows are leaving and it often feels like more great stuff is leaving than arriving. Then a month like July 2016 arrive and restores your faith in the world’s most popular streaming service. This is a strong batch of entertainment and if you’re already looking for ways to occupy yourself next month, you have plenty of options. We have a batch of recommendations and everything.
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Production on Alien: Covenant is happening right now, and so far we’ve gotten a couple of behind-the-scenes sneak peeks showing Katherine Waterston on the titular ship, as well as the return of Michael Fassbender as the android David. Now we get a first look at one of the other new cast members who may be the most intriguing part of the talent roster.
Danny McBride is part of the Covenant crew, and while we don’t know his character’s name just yet, a new photo from the set shows him getting direction from Ridley Scott while on the bridge of the ship that will likely have plenty of blood splattered all over it before the film is over. See the new Alien Covenant photo after the jump. Read More »
In this edition of Star Wars Bits
- Daredevil star Charlie Cox talks about his Han Solo audition.
- How the unmade Star Wars: Underworld series influenced the new God of War.
- Watch the trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront‘s Bespin DLC.
- Check out the first six pages of Marvel’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens comic.
- How Steven Spielberg convinced J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- New augmented reality technology puts droids right in your home.
- The histories of Palpatine and Wulff Yularen.
- Yes, another Chewbacca Mom update.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
A few days ago news broke that Independence Day: Resurgence would not screen for critics until Friday — the morning after the film hits theaters for the general public. That did not seem to bode well for the movie. Generally speaking, if a studio is working that hard to keep critics from reviewing a movie, it’s because they expect the reviews will be terrible.
But those reports were only half true. While American critics won’t see Independence Day: Resurgence until Friday, journalists in other countries have already seen the film. The first reviews have started to trickle out, and you can get the Independence Day: Resurgence buzz below. Read More »
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 »
In 2013, it was reported Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce would make his feature directorial debut with The Long Run, an original action comedy. We’ve yet to hear more about that project since its announcement, but Pearce is now working on another film, titled Hotel Artemis, which he intends on directing. Pearce also wrote the script, which is described as having shades of Looper, Ex Machina, and Drive.
Below, learn more about the project.
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Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Alien: Covenant isn’t even opening for another year, and already it’s throwing plot twists at us. Earlier this year we heard Noomi Rapace would not be returning as Elizabeth Shaw, despite being one of the few characters left alive at the end of Prometheus. Now it seems things have changed. According to a new report, Rapace will reprise her role after all, and in fact is on set as we speak. Read More »
With just a few days until Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters, we still don’t know how good this sequel is going to be. As we reported over the weekend, the only screening being made available to press and critics will be on Friday morning, about 15 hours after the general public is able to see the movie at Thursday night preview screenings around the country. That either means the movie isn’t very good, there’s a secret they don’t want spoiled, or since their confidence in X-Men: Apocalypse backfired, they’re just being more cautious. We’ll find out later this week.
But one thing we do know now is how Brent Spiner was able to return as the eccentric Dr. Okun after appearing to meet his demise in the original Independence Day. A new video from Earth Space Defense profiles the Area 51 scientist as one of the heroes of The War of ’96, and part of the video reveals what happened to Dr. Okun after being attacked by one of the aliens and used as a communication vessel to speak with President Whitmore.
Watch the Independence Day Resurgence video after the jump. Read More »