Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
These days, Tom Holland is best known as the new Spider-Man. But in between his web-slinging exploits in Captain America: Civil War and next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, you’ll get to catch his work in a very different kind of movie. Only you won’t actually be able to see him or hear him.
As revealed by director J.A. Bayona, Holland helped out with A Monster Calls, the cancer drama that nearly drowned TIFF in tears. However, he didn’t have a traditional role per se. As it turns out, Holland was a stand-in for the monster, who is voiced by Liam Neeson. Read More »
Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that Star Trek Beyond will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st 2016. To promote the blu-ray they have released a deleted scene featuring Captain James T Kirk (Chris Pine) and Scotty (Simon Pegg). Hit the jump to watch this Star Trek Beyond deleted scene.
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Stranger Things has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon after being released on Netflix about a month and a half ago. Since then the internet has been full of theories about The Upside Down, its monstrous inhabitant known as the Demogorgon, the telekinetic girl known as Eleven, and the experiments conducted by the company under the guise of the United States Department of Energy. The show is pure sci-fi, drawing inspiration from plenty of films from the same decade in which the story takes place, but the concept of the show is actually based on a very creepy, supposedly real-life experiment conducted by the government called The Montauk Project.
How was Stranger Things inspired by The Montauk Project? Find out after the jump. Read More »
A film based on the Saints Row video game series spent a little while in development. At one point, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was involved in the project, and before that Dwayne Johnson considered starring in the film. Now, a former executive producer on the video game adaptation has written a piece detailing what happened to the R-rated, Escape From New York-inspired movie.
Below, find out why the Saints Row movie didn’t happen.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
Audiences had no trouble finding Finding Dory this summer, as evidenced by the Pixar sequel’s $930 million worldwide gross. But in case you missed her the first time around, or in case you just want to see her again, everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang will be swimming back into theaters. Disney has announced a Finding Dory re-release in theaters across the country this weekend. And if you’re still on the fence, maybe this adorable Finding Dory clip will change your mind. Read More »
You’d be hard-pressed to find a longtime Star Wars fan who has a lot of nice things to say about the prequels that George Lucas returned to direct in the late 1990s and through the early 2000s. The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were undoubtedly huge hits, but they haven’t received much praise from the Star Wars fanbase. But maybe that’s just the opinion of the most vocal fans. Is there a chance that the prequels aren’t as bad some fans think they are?
A new documentary called The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey finds filmmaker Bradley Weatherholt speaking to dozens of Star Wars fans, including the reliably talkative Kevin Smith, as to whether or not the prequels are the absolute disasters that many think they are. Watch The Prequels Strike Back trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
In typical Marvel fashion, Spider-Man: Homecoming has been shrouded in layers of intense secrecy. But details still have a way of slipping out, and yesterday we got some really juicy intel about the true identity of Zendaya‘s character. And today, still more information has dribbled out about some of the other key roles in the movie. A leaked call sheet reveals the names of several characters, including ones played by Bokeem Woodbine, Angourie Rice, Kenneth Choi, and more.
You can get all the latest intel on the Spider-Man: Homecoming roles below, but proceed at your own risk — there may or may not be spoilers ahead. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we have the script flipped on us when it comes to found footage movies, debate other nerds about the quality of the Star Wars prequels, get that Transformers: The Movie title track by Lion stuck in our melons, bail on our life to make a new one, figure out a puzzling movie about I don’t know what, and get drunk on sake. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Near the beginning of his introduction to the Television Critics Association, Showtime Networks Inc. President and CEO David Nevins was discussing episode counts for his original series. Of the upcoming Twin Peaks, he said, “We don’t even know for sure how many episodes there will be.”
Showtime had a little bit to share with the TCA from 2017’s Twin Peaks return. A clip package featured actors behind the scenes describing vaguely how surprising and true to the original series it is, but no footage. We did see them unveil the old “Welcome to Twin Peaks” sign, and a group of suits led by James Marshall walking down the street. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
Quentin Tarantino has the kind of career just about any filmmaker would envy. He’s worked with huge names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ennio Morricone, revived John Travolta’s career, and transformed Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender into international stars. His films are hits with budding cinephiles, picky critics, and general audiences alike. They’re constantly quoted in casual conversations, pored over for thinkpieces, and memorialized on dorm room posters.
But even so, Tarantino has no intention of doing this forever. The filmmaker has long maintained that he plans to quit directing after his tenth film, and he recently reiterated that that’s still the case. For those keeping count, The Hateful Eight was his eighth film, since Tarantino counts both Kill Bills as one movie. Read More »