While most movies originally slated for theatrical release over the next couple months have already shifted their release dates, the adaptation of the best-selling Capcom video game Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich was still set for release in September. But Sony Pictures and Screen Gems finally realized that probably wasn’t going to happen, and they’ve now shifted the movie from director Paul W.S. Anderson back into the spring of 2021. Read More »
AMC Theatres has been the theater chain struggling the most with the closure of movie theaters due to the coronavirus pandemic. The chain suffered a roughly $2.2 billion quarterly loss, and there has been doubt that the company would be able to survive, even if theaters were allowed to open this summer. Since that’s seeming less likely as COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in many parts of the United States, how will the chain survive? Apparently they’ve reached yet another new debt agreement that will keep them afloat through 2021. Read More »
After reopening on June 18, Hong Kong Disneyland is shutting down again due to a new COVID-19 outbreak. The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hotels, however, will remain open with an adjusted level of services. This is the latest setback for Disney – they had to delay reopening Disneyland in California, and they’re currently facing heavy scrutiny for reopening Disney World in Orlando, despite a huge spike in coronavirus cases in Florida over the last several days.
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Disney+ let the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars complete one final season to properly send off the show that expanded the prequel period of the sci-fi saga in much more satisfying way than the actual film trilogy. Now the prequel era of Star Wars will expand even more with Disney+ ordering Star Wars: The Bad Batch, an animated spin-off series that will focus on the titular group of elite and experimental clones as they navigate the Star Wars universe after the end of the Clone Wars. Read More »
Star Trek: Lower Decks boldly takes the sci-fi franchise where no series has gone before: into the animated comedy realm. The animated comedy series from Rick and Morty writer and Solar Opposites co-creator Mike McMahan is certainly a new frontier for the Star Trek franchise, which is mostly known for its serious live-action sci-fi fare. But Star Trek: Lower Decks aims to give a new perspective on the long-running franchise, taking you below the bridge to follow a group of ineffectual crew members. Watch the official Star Trek: Lower Decks trailer below.
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The first season finale of Snowpiercer just aired last night on TNT. The television adaptation of the Titan Comics title takes place eight years before the feature film adaptation from director Bong Joon-ho, so there are a lot of gaps to fill in when it comes to the overall narrative of the post-apocalyptic landscape itself. Last night’s finale brought a number of twists and turns, but the biggest made way for the introduction of Sean Bean as a character who will have a major presence in the second season.
However, learning about his character will require spoilers for the first season. Read More »
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Kelly Preston, the actress best known for her roles in Jerry Maguire and Twins, has died at 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer. Her husband John Travolta announced her death on social media late Sunday.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” Travolta shared on Instagram.
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The Series: Somebody Feed Phil
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: Phil Rosenthal is best known for creating the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, but thanks to this series, he’s become known for traveling the globe, sampling some of the best food that the world has to offer with a big smile on is face and some hokey jokes in his back pocket, all with the energy of a delightfully charming goober.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Honestly, I’m not sure that “essential viewing” is the best way to describe Somebody Feed Phil. If anything, while we’re still stuck at home and wishing we could take vacations, this is just a nice escape from what our lives have become in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. Phil Rosenthal doesn’t have the same wealth of knowledge of culture and cuisine as food/travel hosts like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, but Rosenthal’s everyman persona and generally goofy demeanor is what makes the show that much more accessible and easy to watch while putting together a puzzle, building a LEGO set or whatever it is you’re doing to pass the time. Read More »
Since San Diego Comic-Con is only unfolding as a virtual online convention, a lot of artists won’t be able to sell their work to fans on the showfloor. Bottleneck Gallery is helping to offset that disappointing situation by having a week’s worth of new art releases, starting today.
First up, Pablo Olivera has delivered a new print for The Terminator franchise, featuring the army of T-800 ensoskeleton cyborgs charging into battle, and another print for Blade Runner, highlighting the mesmerizing futuristic skyline of Los Angeles in the then-future of 2019. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, we have a new set of Disney Dreamland Locations from artist Ben Harman, this time for Robin Hood, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. Read More »