Terminator sequels

Paramount Pictures and Skydance were really hoping that Terminator: Genisys would be a hit to reinvigorate the popular but struggling sci-fi franchise originally launched by James Cameron in 1984. But despite endorsement by the Avatar filmmaker, the flick hasn’t really impressed fans or critics, and with just $278 million at the worldwide box office so far (only just over $81 million of that from the US), it’s not nearly as successful as the studio hoped.

Way before the film even hit theaters, Paramount had set dates for two Terminator sequels to arrive on May 19th, 2017, and June 29th, 2018, with the assumption that they would be shot back-to-back. But now the future of the Terminator franchise is uncertain.

Find out more about the potential Terminator sequels after the jump! (Spoilers ahead for Genisys.) Read More »

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Harry Potter sequel

Before the Harry Potter franchise grew up to be the darker fantasy franchise that became a global box office sensation, right along the bestselling books, it started out a little light and more whimsical in the hands of director Chris Columbus. Much like the first two books in the series, Columbus’ first two films help set the stage for what would mature into a much more serious fantasy adventure.

And now Columbus says he would love to go back to the wizarding world of Harry Potter by directing another sequel. But he’s not necessarily interested in something like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Find out more about Chris Columbus’ desire for a Harry Potter sequel after the jump! Read More »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: jj abrams visual style
This morning I came across a well-edited video essay titled Star Wars – The Force of Abrams by Dan Fox (aka Hello Film Guy). The video is essentially an examination of filmmaker JJ Abrams‘ visual storytelling skills, theorizing how his methods might affect Star Wars: The Force Awakens. How will the JJ Abrams visual style affect the next installment of the Star Wars series? Find out after the jump.

Note: The video essay focuses only on visual style and doesn’t delve into the reoccurring plot devices or story beats of Abrams work. So you can feel free to watch this if you’re trying to avoid spoilers or speculation about the plot of The Force Awakens. That said, the video does use clips from the two released trailers.

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Jurassic World box office

Dinosaurs assemble! Universal Pictures returned to the world of prehistoric action this summer with Jurassic World, a simultaneous sequel and reboot of the popular film franchise started by Steven Spielberg in 1993. The film has been a runaway hit, spending a few weekends at #1 (which isn’t easy in today’s crowded summer release calendar), and now it’s officially even bigger.

Today, Jurassic World officially passed The Avengers on the worldwide box office gross chart to become the #3 highest grossing movie ever. The only two films ahead of Jurassic World are James Cameron’s monstrous hits, Best Picture winner Titanic at #2 and sci-fi spectacle Avatar at #1.

Find out more about the Jurassic World box office after the jump! Read More »

X-Men Apocalypse Cairo set photo

At Comic-Con in San Diego, fans got their first look at X-Men: Apocalypse with an early trailer put together just for fans who waited in line to get into Hall H. But the footage leaked online (which producer Hutch Parker says is not a marketing scheme), and millions have now seen the footage showing off Oscar Isaac as the film’s titular villain.

Since then, some official first look photos have surfaced online, and sadly the look of the aforementioned villain has been frustratingly compared to that of Ivan Ooze, the villain from the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie. Once you see it, it cannot be unseen.

But we’re doing our best to march forward and hope for the best from the sequel. Thankfully, director Bryan Singer keeps teasing us with photos from behind the scenes, and his latest is a shot from the set of a destroyed Cairo, Egypt, which just so happens to be where the weather-controlling mutant Storm is from in the comics. Check out the X-Men Apocalypse Cairo set photo after the jump! Read More »

ant-man easter eggs - mondo comic con 2015 kevin tong ant-man

Ant-Man wouldn’t be a Marvel movie if it didn’t contain a bunch of fun easter eggs and references to comic book creators, storylines and side characters. We’ve chronicled many of the references and hidden details in previous Marvel movies (like this in-depth dissection of Guardians of the Galaxy’s many easter eggs), and now its time to take a look at Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man. After the jump you will find over 20 easter eggs for the latest Marvel superhero movie starring Paul Rudd.

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Jurassic Park High Heels Edition

Before Jurassic World even hit theaters, it was already getting spoofed online with a completely wacky edit of the trailer, complete with velociraptors riding motorcycles alongside Chris Pratt (don’t forget you can bid to win that motorcycle starting July 23rd).

And now that the sequel has been unleashed, it’s time for the entire preceding Jurassic Park trilogy to get a flashy makeover to be more in tune with Jurassic World. More specifically, everyone will now be wearing high heels. And I do mean everyone.

Watch Jurassic Park High Heels Edition after the jump! Read More »

How to build a hoverboard

Not too long ago, automobile company Lexus teased that they might have a working hoverboard on the way, which is perfect since 2015 is the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. But we’re still waiting for more on the functional hoverboard front.

In the meantime, the folks at DIY Prop Shop have put together a helpful guide for fans who may not have the money to pay for the eventual real hoverboard, but still want to show off their future tech at home. The video shows how to build a hoverboard for just $33, and it actually looks pretty damn good.

Find out how to make your own hoverboard after the jump! Read More »

new Spectre trailer

The first teaser trailer for Spectre, the 25th James Bond film, dropped a few stunning plot hints, including the suggestion that Bond (played once again by Daniel Craig) has some direct link to the organization Spectre, and perhaps more than one link at that. The first extended TV spot had many flashes of action.

Now we’ve got the new Spectre trailer — the first full-length trailer for the movie, in fact — with a lot more footage, and even more info for Bond fans to chew on. There’s action in Mexico, a few cheeky lines, some new gear courtesy of Q, and a lot more mystery around that evil organization, Spectre, which turns out to have deep roots in Bond’s own past. Check it out below! Read More »