Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Angie Han
The ending of Arrival is of a piece with the rest of the movie: a meticulously thought-out, beautifully understated gut-puncher that brings the entire story full circle. But as revealed by its Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer, it almost had a very different finale. It turns out that in a way, we’ve got Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar to thank for the finale we got. Click through to find out how Interstellar changed the Arrival ending. Obviously, spoilers are ahead. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The Jurassic World sequel’s character actor casting game continues to be on point. About a week after Ted Levine joined the cast of J.A. Bayona‘s untitled follow-up to Colin Trevorrow’s 2015 franchise reboot, the great James Cromwell has joined the cast. Hit the jump to learn about the Jurassic World 2 James Cromwell casting.
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Giant monster movies have been around for a long time, and so have indie movies about thirtysomethings trying to get their life together. Somehow, one movie has managed to combine both of those subgenres into a single movie that is refreshing, entertaining and positively great.
Colossal follows Anne Hathaway as a young socialite who isn’t doing anything valuable with her life. She’s just drinking the night away with her friends, and her boyfriend (Dan Stevens) is sick of it. So he kicks her out of his apartment, and she heads back to her hometown in a sad attempt to sort her life out. There she reconnects with an old school friend (Jason Sudeikis), and it seems like it’s just like any other indie movie. But then Hathaway discovers that she is somehow tied to a mysterious giant monster who has been appearing in South Korea and is perplexing people as it wreaks havoc.
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Last week the Hollywood trades reported that Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge was in talks to play a key role in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars standalone film. The actress now claims those reports are “only rumors,” but is she just playing coy?
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A few months before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in 2015, fans were excited about an event called Force Friday. It was a day in September when the first wave of merchandise tied to the Star Wars sequel was released in stores. Fans were not only excited because it gave them a whole bunch of new collectibles to toss on their shelves, but because it provides a bunch of new information and sneak peeks at various characters, ships and settings from the movie. Now Force Friday II has been confirmed for later this year.
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Force Friday II will return on September 1st, in honor of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and along with it they’ve revealed an image that gives us our first look at Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) from the movie. Read More »
Fans are still waiting for their first official look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the form of stills from the movie or even the first footage. One rumor has said that our first glimpse at the Star Wars sequel will arrive at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando while there have been rumblings that the first teaser trailer might hit with Beauty and the Beast. Now we have a little bit of a push towards one of those rumors being true.
Yesterday, director Rian Johnson took to Twitter to confirm that there will be a Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration, and along with that announcement, he included a photo from the set, showing off some new Stormtroopers. Check out the photo after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Just the other day, we were talking about the arid, empty, Tusken Raider-inhabited planet that is Star Wars movie news in February 2017 – it’s a bit of a wasteland out there. And right on cue, the universe has delivered some new Star Wars: The Last Jedi material for us to sink our teeth into. Specifically, it deals with a new spaceship, a certain cameo, and the nature of Finn’s mission in the film. If you want to know as little as possible about Rian Johnson‘s follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this is probably your cue to seek some other kind of movie news diversion. .
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In just a few weeks, audiences will see what Legendary Pictures does with the classic movie monster known as King Kong. This time we’re not getting the usual story of King Kong being brought back to New York from Skull Island. Instead we’re meeting the king of the jungle for the first time, along with a slew of other monsters (not just dinosaurs) who populate this island of mythic monsters. And if all goes well, this won’t be the last we see of Kong.
Kong: Skull Island takes place in 1973, and while previous stories involving the giant ape have typically resulted in his death, this one won’t. We know that because King Kong has to live in on order to battle Godzilla, who didn’t appear to most of the world’s population until 2014. And it sounds like a Kong Skull Island credits scene may lead into that eventual crossover. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
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Disneyland Resort has finally revealed the opening date for the Guardians of the Galaxy retheme of Twilight Zone’s Tower Of Terror as part of a grand opening “Summer of Heroes” event which will bring an increased Marvel presence to Disney California Adventure theme park. I’ll say this much, Black Widow fans should be excited for this one. Find out the details on when the Guardians of the Galaxy Ride opening date will take place and what will be included in the “Summer of Heroes”, after the jump.
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Next week brings the arrival of Aftermath: Empire’s End, the third book in a new trilogy of Star Wars stories that help fill in the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The book series has done a fine job of giving us some details about what happened between the end of the last Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of a new one, introducing us to new characters while also revealing what characters like Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Chewbacca have been up to, and the latest book is no exception.
Aftermath: Empire’s End has already revealed an excerpt that taps us into what happened to Lando Calrissian after Return of the Jedi, and now more information about what Han Solo and Leia Organa have been up to will be featured in the book as well. In fact, the book shows us what may have led to the Han and Leia break up, despite having a child between them. Read More »