Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
At this point, it’s a given that if a studio movie based on a familiar property attains even a modest level of success, someone, somewhere has started thinking about a sequel. After all, Hollywood execs are in the business of making money — and if they’ve already shelled out huge sums of cash to scoop up a familiar brand, milking it for all it’s worth just makes financial sense.
So it should come as no surprise that, after the solid-but-not-great returns from Goosebumps last year, Sony is now in the process of putting together a Goosebumps 2. Rob Letterman, who directed the first one, is in, as is screenwriter Darren Lemke. But what about Jack Black, who played Goosebumps author R.L. Stine? Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
BB-8 is getting all the attention right now, but next year there’ll be another adorably rotund hero trying to steal the spotlight. Actually, there’ll be a whole village of them. DreamWorks has unleashed a new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3, which once again features Jack Black as the voice of unlikely martial arts master Po.
Po discovers to his delight that not only is his father (voiced by Bryan Cranston) still alive, he’s been tucked away in a secret panda paradise. But his newfound friends and family are threatened by the rise of Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural villain tearing through the country. Watch the new Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer after the jump. Read More »
For the past month, we’ve been reporting on the progress of a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the cult favorite, movie-mocking TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Creator Joel Hodgson started an ambitious crowd-fund campaign to raise $5.5 million in order to produce 12 new episodes of the show with a whole new cast, and last night the campaign ended with even more good news than expected.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter is now the largest crowd-funded online video of all-time, and the campaign made so much that they’ll actually be able to make 14 new episodes. It truly is a great time to be alive. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Kung Fu Panda 3 is only two months away from release and you know what that means – a whole new collection of “Pandas are fat!” jokes. Which is perfectly fine, if fat pandas doing fat panda things is your idea of great comedy. There are definitely some of you out there since they’ve made three of these things.
As we’ve seen in the previous trailers, the third film in DreamWorks Animation’s series will find Jack Black‘s unlikely (because he’s a fat panda) kung fu master reuniting with his long-lost fat panda father, returning to his ancestral fat panda home, and training his fat panda brethren how to kung fu so they can stop an evil villain who is surely going to underestimate an army of fat pandas. A new clip from the film has arrived online and it contains no shortage of fat panda jokes. Hey, if the formula isn’t broken…
Watch the new Kung Fu Panda 3 clip after the jump.
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If seeing Jack Black bring a rather peculiar version of R.L. Stine to life in Goosebumps last month wasn’t your cup of tea, maybe you’ll be more pleased with his return to animation in Kung Fu Panda 3, arriving early next year.
A new Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer has just arrived, giving us more of Po (Black) being reunited with his estranged father (Bryan Cranston). As teased at the end of Kung Fu Panda 2, there’s a whole panda village waiting to meet Po, but the reunion isn’t all bamboo and laughs when a new evil threatens to obliterate them. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
HBO has cancelled The Brink, the dark geopolitical satire starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black, after one season. Which isn’t too shocking at first glance, given that the series never garnered much buzz and earned only modest ratings. What makes it weird is that the news comes after HBO already renewed The Brink for Season 2, way back in July. More about The Brink cancellation after the jump. Read More »
Believe it or not, there was a time when movies were accompanied by blatant crossover theme songs, especially from rap artists in the 1990s, with music videos set within the world of the movie itself. Thankfully, that tradition has been revived today.
Nerdist rounded up Jack Black to perform with their very own Malik Forte, aka MF Bumps, to perform a 90s inspired Goosebumps rap, and it’s just as glorious as you would imagine. Watch it below! Read More »
Normally voice casting for animated movies is done far in advance, mostly because sometimes the performance from each actor voicing the characters informs how the animators will bring the character to life. And because voice recording is done in advance, it’s a rarity to hear of someone being replaced with just under five months before the film’s release.
But that’s exactly what’s happening with Kung Fu Panda 3. Previously, Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson was slated to voice a character named Mei Mei, a ribbon-dancing panda who is romantically obsessed with Po. However, Almost Famous star Kate Hudson has now been hired to replace her on the film. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
When Sony acquired the rights to R.L. Stine‘s Goosebumps books, we wondered which volumes they’d choose to adapt. The original series yielded 62 novels between 1992 and 1997, and that’s not counting the various specials and spinoffs that were also part of the franchise.
The answer, it turned out, was all of them. In the movie, all the monsters Stine (played by Jack Black) has written about are real, and it’s only his careful protection that keeps him away from the rest of us. When his new neighbor Zach (Dylan Minnette) accidentally lets them loose, they must scramble to stop the monsters from taking over the town. Odeya Rush plays Stine’s daughter. Watch the latest Goosebumps trailer after the jump. Read More »