Note: We originally ran this review during the Sundance Film Festival. We’re republishing it today as the movie hits theaters this weekend.
When you come to the Sundance Film Festival, you can’t wait to fall in love with a movie. As a sucker for coming-of-age movies, I’m always looking for one that really makes me run the gamut of emotions, and if it also has a hellacious soundtrack, fantastic breakout performances, and a glamorous reference to Back to the Future, then that’s even better. That’s why Sing Street, from Once and Begin Again director John Carney, is marvelous, delightful and just plain great. Read my full Sing Street review after the jump. Read More »
One of our favorite movies at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival back in January was Sing Street from director John Carney. In my review from the festival, yours truly called the movie “marvelous, delightful and just plain great.” You’ve probably already seen the trailer for this flick that comes straight from the heart of the 1980s and all the pop rock that comes with that decade, but now a new clip has debuted showing us just how great the teen band at the center of the film truly is, even if they’re a bit clumsy shooting the music video for “The Riddle of the Model,” their first single. Read More »
Children of the 80s have been enjoying the celebration of milestone anniversaries for some of their favorite movies form the decade over the past six years, and this year brings another for one of John Hughes‘ beloved movies. Pretty in Pink was released in theaters on February 28th, 1986, which makes next month the 30th anniversary for the film. And in honor of the anniversary, the film starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy is coming back to theaters for a two-day event. Get the details on when you can see Pretty in Pink in theaters again below! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Across four installments, the Hunger Games saga has made the kind of money that most movie franchises can only dream about. The first three made over $2 billion combined; the latest and last installment, Mockingjay – Part 2 has raked in $524 million so far and counting. And, well, you can probably guess where this is going.
It was only a matter of time before someone figured out a way to keep the money flowing with more movies, and now Lionsgate may have finally hit upon a solution: prequels. Specifically, prequels that involve a lot more arena action. More about the possible Hunger Games prequels after the jump. Read More »
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Hackers + Revolution + Rollerblades = How Did This Get Made?
On September 15, 1995, MGM released a stylish, cyberspace thriller called Hackers. Two weeks later—following mixed reviews and poor box office numbers—the film was gone from theaters. Yet despite inauspicious start, Hackers has grown to become one of the most beloved films of the 90s. This is a story about the making of that movie and the ambitious filmmakers who, over time, have been vindicated by their hyperkinetic vision.
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Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Earlier this week we learned Cruel Intentions, the greatest love story of our time, was getting a completely unnecessary-sounding TV sequel. Now Romeo and Juliet, the greatest love story of someone else’s time, is following suit. ABC has put into development Still Star-Crossed, based on a 2013 novel that picks up after the events of William Shakespeare‘s teen romance classic.
Which sounds like a terrible idea, given that most of the characters you care about are dead after the events of Romeo and Juliet (400-year-old spoiler alert), but Still Star-Crossed one has one big thing going for it: It’s coming out of ShondaLand, the same watercooler drama factory that gave us Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder. Read about the Romeo and Juliet sequel after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
In retrospect, the return of Cruel Intentions seems as predictable as the plot of Cruel Intentions itself. Everything else we loved in the ’90s is getting resurrected, so of course we should’ve known that’d include this salacious 1999 teen drama. To be more specific, NBC is the one bringing Cruel Intentions back, as a TV series that’ll serve as a sequel to the original movie. So… how does that work, exactly? Find out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
In today’s edition of Sequel Bits, we take a look at:
- Jurassic World‘s really crazy Blu-ray and DVD promotion.
- How Iron Sky 2 is defying typical distribution.
- A Korean superstar joins Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
- Paul Verhoeven teases a Showgirls 2.
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back rounds out its cast.
And more, after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Following in the footsteps of Goosebumps, R.L. Stine‘s other hit series from the 1990s will also be coming soon to a theater near you. A Fear Street movie is in the works at 20th Century Fox, as confirmed by Stine himself. Read about the Fear Street movie news after the jump.
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I don’t know anything about the book The Forest of Hands and Teeth, but the title is so weird and awesome that I might have to buy it today. Or I could wait until the movie version comes out, and that might be pretty good, too, because Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones is in talks to lead the cast. This move does make me wonder about the future for Williams and the in-development film adaptation of The Last of Us, however, for reasons I’ll go into below. Read More »