Foot Locker Space Jam Commercial

As children of the 1990s get more and more nostalgic for the decade that is now over a decade old itself, we’re bound to see movies studios and TV networks going back to the well for more film and TV revivals. One such project is Space Jam 2, the sequel to the Warner Bros. Pictures live-action animated hybrid that had NBA superstar Michael Jordan team up with the Looney Tunes for an intergalactic basketball game.

Space Jam 2 has been rumored for years, but the rumors became more solid when director Justin Lin became attached to the project with NBA player and Trainwreck star LeBron James on board to lead the movie. Many are skeptical this will ever happen, so in the meantime, Foot Locker created a commercial that acts as a sort of mini-Space Jam 2, but with NBA player Blake Griffin stepping up to play the Monstars this time.

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Goon Last of the Enforcers trailer

Canadian Thanksgiving came and went over a month ago, but American Thanksgiving takes place this week. So consider this a little holiday gift from our neighbors in the north. The first trailer for Goon: Last of the Enforcers brings back Seann William Scott as hockey enforcer Doug Glatt. Though he’s retired now, the sequel sees him lured back to the ice in search of glory.

Liev Schreiber returns as his professional rival, and Alison Pill as his love interest. Elisha Cuthbert and Wyatt Russell have also joined the cast. Jay Baruchel, who co-wrote and co-starred in the first film, makes his feature directing debut with Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Check out the Goon: Last of the Enforcers trailer below.

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Blue Crush has its fans. A lot of them, I’d wager. The film performed well enough when it was released in 2002, but it became more popular when it hit home video. Around five years ago a direct-to-video sequel was made by Universal. Beyond the title and surfing, though, Blue Crush 2 has little to do with John Stockwell‘s film. Screenwriter Lizzy Weiss and producer Brian Grazer weren’t involved in the sequel. However, they are developing the Blue Crush television series.

Below, learn more about the Blue Crush TV show.

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Isle of Man Movie - Liam Neeson and Matt Damon

UPDATE: A representative for the film’s producers has reached out to us to say that Matt Damon is not involved in the project. They’re not sure where the source of this story from Honda got this information, but it’s not accurate. No word on whether Liam Neeson is in the movie or not. Our original story follows.

During the Toronto International Film Festival in September, it was reported that Bleed for This director Ben Younger had lined up his next project in the form of Isle of Man, a motorcycle racing drama chronicling the titular dangerous event that takes place on the island of the same name in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. Now it seems the project has two big names attached to hop on some bikes of their own.

Matt Damon and Liam Neeson are reported to be starring in the racing drama that is slated to start production next summer with shooting taking place on location on the actual island where the race is held each year. Find out more about the Isle of Man movie after the jump. Read More »

goon sequel release date

It stings me to write this, but one of my most anticipated movies of 2016, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, isn’t coming out until next year. The good news is, we finally know when the Jay Baruchel-directed sequel is coming out, or at least when it’s coming out in Canada. Next March is when our fine neighbors to the North will witness Goon: Last of the Enforcers.

Below, learn more about the Goon sequel release date.

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Will Ferrell as Harry Caray on Jimmy Kimmel

Even though Back to the Future Part II predicted 2015 as the year the Chicago Cubs would win the World Series, the team didn’t make it to the Major League Baseball championship game until this year. Over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs won the pennant, and they’re headed to the World Series to face the Cleveland Indians in a Midwest baseball battle for the ages. Fans around the country are excited, and even those who don’t care much about baseball are happy for the team to get a crack at the championship for the first time since 1945.

Sadly, one fan who isn’t around to see this miracle finally come to fruition is Harry Caray, the iconic sports broadcaster who spent the final 16 years of his career covering Chicago Cubs games. He passed away in 1998, but he famously predicted that “as sure as God made green apples, some day the Chicago Cubs are going to be in the World Series.” Well, here we are, and even though Harry Caray is no longer with us, that didn’t stop him from celebrating.

You may remember that Will Ferrell played Harry Caray several times on Saturday Night Live, appearing on Weekend Update and even hosting his own show about space. Well, Ferrell made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to celebrate the historic achievement by the Chicago Cubs, and it’s just as hilarious as you’d expect. Read More »

Dwayne Johnson and Will Ferrell Wrestling Series

As if Dwayne Johnson weren’t already busy enough with his own TV show Ballers, not to mention the two dozen or so movies he has in various stages of production and development, he’s adding another project to his roster.

The Fast and Furious franchise star will be returning to his roots in the wrestling world by teaming with Will Ferrell to produce a comedy series set behind the scenes of a fictional wrestling organization. The concept of the show is actually inspired by the real-life experiences shared by the former wrestler who was known as The Rock and Brian Gewirtz, who had no experience in the wrestling world before he went on to become the head writer at WWE.

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Daniel Stern Rookie of the Year Video

It doesn’t feel like there are nearly as many sports comedies geared towards kids as there were in the 90s. The decade brought hits such as The Mighty Ducks, The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield, The Big Green, Space Jam, Cool Runnings and more. But one of my favorites as a child of that time was Rookie of the Year. The movie follows a young Thomas Ian Nicholas (a future American Pie star) as Henry Gardenhoser Henry Rowengartner as an aspiring baseball player who really isn’t all that good at the game. But when a broken arm heals in a way that causes him to pitch insanely fast, he’s recruited by the Chicago Cubs as their new pitcher. Pretty believable, right?

The Chicago Cubs go on to win their division and eventually the World Series, though that last part happens off-camera. Well, it just so happens that the Chicago Cubs are making a run for the championship again in real life as they’re in the Major League Baseball playoffs (they’re even up 2-0 against the San Francisco Giants). They may not have a young kid as their pitcher, but they’re doing pretty well, and Rookie of the Year co-star Daniel Stern (Home Alone) thought this was a good time to bring back his wacky pitching coach character Phil Brickma to maybe help guide the Cubbies to the championship. Read More »

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Gavin O’Connor has directed two movies that should’ve had bigger audiences. Miracle did respectably at the box office, but that inspiring drama still felt slightly overlooked the year it came out. O’Connor’s 2011 film, Warrior, opened to positive reviews but a weak opening at the box office. The movie, which reportedly cost $25 million, made under $14 million in the States. It was a shame seeing a movie that sincere not connect, but the film has found some fans over the years. Maybe not enough fans to make a Warrior 2 a reality, but that’s not stopping O’Connor from considering a sequel.

Below, read what O’Connor had to say about a Warrior sequel.

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Veena Sud Netflix Project

Netflix is once again joining forces with writer, producer, and director Veena Sud for a new series. The streaming service helped revive the showrunner’s AMC drama, The Killing, which lasted for four seasons. Sud’s new Netflix show is, according to executive producer and director Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant), set in a post-Ferguson world in Jersey City and titled Seven Seconds.

Below, learn more about the Veena Sud Netflix project, and get the latest update on O’Connor’s FIFA scandal movie with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

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