Lethal Weapon 5

After previous statements making it sound as if Lethal Weapon 5 was all but a done deal, director Richard Donner is now taking a few steps back and saying the potential sequel might be dead. Perhaps it’s for the best.

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Christopher Reeve superman

Here’s some movie history for you: Darth Vader had a hand in making Christopher Reeve Superman. Sort of. David Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader (at least physically; James Earl Jones, of course, provided that iconic voice), confirms that when Reeve needed to bulk up to play the Man of Steel, he turned to Prowse for help.

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Lethal Weapon Sequel Bits

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Lethal Weapon 5 is close to being a real thing
  • The Halloween reboot gets a new leading lady
  • Regina Hall joins the sequel to Shaft
  • A new poster for The Strangers: Prey at Night
  • Kingsman 3 apparently already in the works

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Lethal Weapon 5

It’s safe to say that the Lethal Weapon franchise has probably run its course by now, right? But Hollywood never gives up on a once-good thing. Today comes news that original Lethal Weapon team Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Richard Donner are working together to explore the possibility of Lethal Weapon 5, which will drag Gibson and Glover’s cops back into the action yet again.

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The Goonies Prints - Mondo - George Bletsis

Hey, you guys! Mondo has two new prints inspired by Richard Donner‘s kid-friendly action adventure classic The Goonies.

Artist George Bletsis has delivered two gorgeous prints commemorating the ragtag group of kids who went looking for treasure, get caught up with a dangerous criminal family, and meet a big, special friend in the process. One sees the sunlight shining on The Goonies while the other has them glowing in the moonlight. Check out both of The Goonies prints from Mondo below. Read More »

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Superman The Movie Extended

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a three-hour extended cut of Richard Donner‘s 1978 classic Superman: The Movie! But what’s it doing up there? Oh, I see now, it’s preparing for its long-awaited home video release later this year. Naturally.

Warner Bros.’ Archive Collection has finally decided to give Superman fans the chance to own this rare, newly-remastered extended edition for themselves, and considering how Henry Cavill’s modern cinematic interpretation of the Man of Steel isn’t exactly cheery, it seems like a great time to bring Christopher Reeves‘ smiling, unabashedly positive take on the superhero back into our lives.
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Richard Donner Tribute - Geoff Johns and Kevin Feige

Today comic book movies are all the rage. In fact, there are so many that every now and then there’s a thinkpiece talking about the possibility of superhero fatigue, though the box office shows that seems to be more of a wish from certain critics rather than something that’s actually happening. If anything, audiences are just getting smarter about what kind of comic book movies they want and the subgenre is evolving. But we may have never gotten the superhero movies of today if it wasn’t for one man.

Richard Donner was the first filmmaker to bring a comic book superhero to the big screen in a respectable way with Superman: The Movie back in 1978. But beyond that, Donner also gave Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns their first jobs in the entertainment industry when they were fresh out of college, and the two offered up a tribute to the director recently at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

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Lethal Weapon TV Series Trailer

There was a slight sense of dread when Fox announced their Lethal Weapon television series. When it comes to film to TV adaptations, shows like Fargo are the exception, not the rule. These adaptations rarely transcend their predecessor or take the story in a new direction, and Lethal Weapon does stumble in that regard. The pilot is, however, far from the misfire some people predicted after we saw the off-putting trailer for the show. Its quality is inconsistent, especially when it comes to the jokes, but Lethal Weapon, for what it is, is just fine.

Below, read our Lethal Weapon Comic-Con reaction.

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Steven Spielberg 700

I think we all like reading and watching interviews with legendary filmmakers discussing how they brought some of the most iconic movies to the big screen. But for me, I love to hear the rarer occasions when a legendary filmmaker will just sit down and talk movies like the rest of us. At the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new film The BFG (read the early buzz here), Steven Spielberg was asked what his favorite comic book blockbusters are, and his answer may surprise you. Find out what Steven Spielberg’s favorite superhero movies are, after the jump.

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Goonies 2 update

It’s time for another updating on the long-gestating development of The Goonies 2 from one of the child cast members who is now all grown up, and surprisingly, they’re not sick of talking about the possibility yet.

Sean Astin has been acting for decades, and while fans likely always want to ask him about Rudy and Lord of the Rings, perhaps the more persistent question is with regards to a sequel to the Steven Spielberg produced, Richard Donner directed adventure The Goonies.

To promote an upcoming appearance at a pop culture convention in October, Astin provided a Goonies 2 update, including uncertainty about whether or not the original cast will even be back for the sequel. Read More »