Bruce Campbell in Ash vs Evil Dead

So far the images we’ve seen from Sam Raimi‘s new TV series Ash vs Evil Dead have been either title treatments like the one above, or extreme close-ups that reveal little, or behind the scenes shots. Now there’s an actual shot of Bruce Campbell as Ash, along with two of his new co-stars. Check it the shot of Bruce Campbell in Ash vs Evil Dead, complete with chainsaw and blue shirt, below. Read More »

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Terminator 2 T-1000 special effects

Today brings Terminator: Genisys to theaters, mashing up all sorts of elements from the previous films in the franchise into one big, convoluted mess of a time travel sci-fi adventure. (Though our own Peter Sciretta didn’t hate it.) But at the very least, the film does get people talking about what I think is the best film in the series, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

While the newest film brings the liquid metal T-1000 model back into the fray, albeit in the form of Byung-hun Lee instead of Robert Patrick, this time the liquid effects of the regenerating Terminator are done digitally. But back in 1990, even though the film was a pioneer in digital effects, many gags had to be done practically by Stan Winston Studios. And we have a fantastic look back at how the Terminator 2 T-1000 special effects were created. Watch below! Read More »

London Has Fallen

In 2013, two “Die Hard in the White House” movies entered the box office arena. Only one emerged, and it headed straight across the pond. Lionsgate has revealed the first trailer for London Has Fallen, the Olympus Has Fallen sequel once again starring Gerard Butler as Secret Service agent Mike Banning and Aaron Eckhart as the U.S. president he’s sworn to protect.

The two arrive in London to attend the funeral of the British prime minister. But when the event becomes a target for terrorists, they must team with an MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) to prevent the world as we know it from ending. Watch the first London Has Fallen trailer after the jump. Read More »

R-rated Harry Potter

Even though the films of the Harry Potter franchise got considerably more mature and dangerous as they progressed, they never crossed into R-rated territory. That’s obviously because of the audience at which they were geared, but one can’t help but wonder what the wizarding film series would be like if it was pushed to be a little more adult.

No, we’re not talking about a porn parody, but instead, a more violent, even vulgar version of Harry Potter. Fine Brothers Entertainment have imagined what that would be like with an animated example of what Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone would have been liked if it had an R-rating. There’s cartoon blood and swearing, so it’s somewhat NSFW. Watch R-rated Harry Potter after the jump! Read More »

Creed trailer

Creed marks a new chapter in the long Rocky storyline, and the film is both a sequel and, in a way, a reboot. Rocky is still around, still played by Sylvester Stallone. But this time, he’s in the corner as a trainer for a young fighter, and that fighter is the son of his old foe Apollo Creed. Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis Creed, a promising slugger who will also be the true star of the new film.

Update: Just after we ran a brief bit of footage from the film, the first Creed trailer arrived. You can check it out below. Read More »

ian-malcom-book

That image above (click to enlarge) is a shot of the back cover of Ian Malcom’s book as seen in Jurassic World, via the film’s official Twitter account. In addition to that, this edition of Sequel Bits features:

  • Jason Clarke talks about his initial reaction to a Terminator Genisys plot twist,
  • A new Fear the Walking Dead teaser has dialogue, but no zombies,
  • Bette Midler stumps for Hocus Pocus 2 during a live show,
  • Marlon Wayans threatens to make White Chicks 2,
  • and there’s a behind the scenes video for Sharknado 3.

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Real Fake History Battle of Endor

Some film franchises and television shows have a large enough mythology and universe that entire encyclopedias (or more commonly Wikis today) have been written in an attempt to chronicle every facet of the world that some of our favorite stories unfold. Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Lost and more all have expansive and rich histories.

Now a new web series from Machinima is diving into some of the milestone moments of our favorite films and TV shows with Real Fake History. Created in the style of a History Channel show or Ken Burns documentary, these documentary shorts examine the fictional wars, events and stories of films and television. The first episode has just gone live taking a look at the pivotal Battle of Endor, the fight which brought down the Empire, in Return of the Jedi.

Watch Real Fake History’s Battle of Endor after the jump!

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Star Trek Cast

The USS Enterprise will boldly go… exactly where we all thought it would. At least when it comes to the title. Director Justin Lin has confirmed the longstanding rumor that Star Trek 3 will be titled Star Trek Beyond, and shared the first (not terribly revealing) official photo from the set to boot. See the Star Trek Beyond title announcement and image after the jump.  Read More »

Ghostbusters
Paul Feig took to Twitter today to release the first look at the costumes from his upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters. Feig has been shooting in Boston for a couple weeks now and a few set photos have leaked of costumes for cast members such as Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, but no photos have revealed the new Ghostbuster outfits. Hit the jump to get your first look at the new Ghostbusters uniforms.
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