AMC Theatres Star Trek Marathon

Not only does this year mark the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, but Paramount Pictures also has Star Trek Beyond hitting theaters next month. It’s still under a month away from release, but if you’re looking to see the movie a little bit early, AMC Theatres literally has just the ticket for you.

The theater chain will be hosting a Star Trek marathon of all three of the films from the rebooted sci-fi franchise, and that includes seeing Star Trek Beyond before nearly everyone else. Find out more about the AMC Theatres Star Trek marathon after the jump. Read More »

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Superhero Destruction

Back in 1996, the film Independence Day was an impressive piece of blockbuster spectacle. The amount of destruction on display done with outstanding visual effects for the time was a sight that demanded to be seen on the big screen. However, 20 years later, that destruction isn’t nearly as captivating in Independence Day: Resurgence, and it’s just one of the many problems the sequel has that keep it from measuring up to the original.

Perhaps the biggest problem is that all the destruction in Independence Day: Resurgence not only feels like a computer generated rehash of what we already saw done with more practical effects back in 1996, but it’s also been done countless other times in recent years in several of the Marvel movies and more recent DC Comics movies. Director Roland Emmerich has certainly taken notice, and he thinks the third acts are basically retreads of what he’s already done. Find out what Roland Emmerich had to say about superhero destruction after the jump. Read More »

Japanese X-Men Apocalypse Trailer with Deadpool

Everyone here in the United States got to see Deadpool back in February, and even if you didn’t catch it in theaters, it’s been available on home video for about a month now. But over in Japan, audiences just got to see the Merc with a Mouth on the big screen when it arrived on June 1. In addition, they’re also still waiting to see X-Men: Apocalypse when it arrives on August 11.

What’s cool is that despite the long wait to see these movies after they’ve hit the US, our friends in Japan get to see some fun cross-promotional marketing featuring Deadpool popping up after the new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. Even more amusing is that the Merc with a Mouth actually throws some shade on 20th Century Fox.

Watch the Japanese X-Men Apocalypse trailer with Deadpool after the jump. Read More »

Independence Day 3

Independence Day: Resurgence only just hit theaters yesterday, but even before audiences were able to check it out for themselves, we knew this sequel would at least hint at the possibility of another movie to follow. Now director Roland Emmerich has confirmed as much, and he even teases that Independence Day 3 will feature an “intergalactic journey” for some of the characters. However, in order to talk about that sequel, we’ll have to dive into some Independence Day: Resurgence spoilers. So if you haven’t seen the sequel yet, beware of everything after the jump. Read More »

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Sony’s first Spider-Man film series petered out after the disappointing Spider-Man 3, and their second ended after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was met with total indifference. But the property finally got the boost he needed when the studio struck a deal to bring the webslinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man’s cameo was one of the most buzzed-about moments in Captain America: Civil War, and successfully drummed up excitement for his solo movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, due out next summer.

Naturally, Sony doesn’t plan to stop there. In a recent interview, studio chief Tom Rothman confirmed plans for an entire Spider-Man universe. And while he’s staying quiet about what exactly those plans might look like, a new rumor says a Silver Sable movie could be among them.  Read More »

Independence Day Resurgence Review

When Independence Day hit theaters in 1996, it brought the spectacle of global destruction, exciting action, some decent laughs, and an ensemble of memorable characters with nary a huge movie star in sight. Twenty years later, Independence Day: Resurgence attempts to deliver all that again. But despite a plot point out of left field that shifts the sequel away from a simple retread of the original and toward an absolute bonkers, universe-expanding set-up for a sequel, this follow-up falls flat and lacks any of the heart, charm, efficiency and exhilaration that makes the first one entertaining to this day.

Read our full Independence Day Resurgence review after the jump. Read More »

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It’s been a good week to be a Star Wars fan, with new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story details arriving at steady pace. Yesterday, we learned the names of the principal cast and a little bit about their backstories. Today, we were given a few key details about Darth Vader’s small-but-vital role in the film. Now, a large of new images from the film have arrived, giving us a new look at many of the film’s characters, a seemingly important new planet, and the black-armored “Deathtroopers” that will undoubtedly inspire a new generation of cosplayers.

UPDATE: More Rogue One photos have been revealed, and you can see them at the bottom of this story.

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A few weeks ago, news that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was set to undergo five weeks of reshoots this summer arrived online and the internet reacted as it often does: with mass panic. This surely meant that the movie was in trouble! This surely meant that the movie was doomed! Cats and dogs living together! Mass hysteria!

Of course, the most extreme rumors (40% of the film was set to be reshot!) were debunked and it quickly become clear that this entire situation wasn’t out of the ordinary. Most major films undergo reshoots because they have the time and money to do so. However, most major movies don’t have Star and Wars in the title, so they’re allowed to get away with this stuff under the radar without anyone noticing. Every filmmaker wishes that they had the time and money for reshoots – they’re a useful luxury. And now, director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have officially gone on the record about these reshoots and what they mean for Rogue One.

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Mad Max Fury Road Visual Effects

In all its shiny and chrome glory, Mad Max: Fury Road continues to solidify itself not just as one of the best films of the year, but one of the best films of the decade. Unlike with most blockbusters nowadays, director George Miller knew how to use visual effects in a way that enhanced his story instead of being the thing they relied upon for spectacle.

A bunch of practical action combined with seamless photographic trickery and computer generated effects resulted in some of the most exciting filmmaking the big screen has seen lately. Now a Mad Max Fury Road visual effects breakdown shows some of the manipulation that helped bring this feature length chase to life. What’s really cool is that it shows the footage before any color correction was done to accentuate the vibrant orange and blue hues. Read More »