Remember theme parks? They used to be so much fun before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on everything we love. Well, you might recall that August 2019 brought news that Universal Orlando Resort would be expanding with an entirely new theme park called Epic Universe. However, construction on the project was halted in July 2020 due to COVID-19, and there were rumblings that it might be scrapped altogether. Thankfully, that’s not the case.
Construction on Universal’s Epic Universe theme park is finally resuming. Though it will be a few months before the project is back in full swing, Universal will be restaffing and reassembling their vendor and contractor teams as quickly as possible in order to get moving again. Read More »
Amazon Prime Video already has John Krasinski as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and now they’re ready for a new Clancy hero – Michael B. Jordan as John Kelly in Without Remorse. Based on Clancy’s book of the same name, Without Remorse is a film that finds Jordan playing a U.S. Navy SEAL who uncovers an international conspiracy while out for revenge for the murder of his pregnant wife. Watch the Without Remorse trailer below.
Even with the bombshell reveals of the last two episodes of WandaVision, a few mysteries still remain. One of the biggest being: who is Evan Peters really playing? Introduced as a “recast” Pietro in episode 5, we now know that Peters’ character is not everything he appeared to be. But will we learn more in the upcoming WandaVision finale?
Y: The Last Man is one of FX’s biggest sci-fi gambles: a highly anticipated adaptation of an acclaimed sci-fi comic series that has been plagued with production issues since day one. But despite showrunner and cast exits, Y: The Last Man is coming, and its first footage can be seen in the new FX on Hulu teaser. Get a glimpse of the Y: The Last Man first footage below.
The following contains major spoilers for WandaVision.
Living in the Marvel Cinematic Universe must be terrifying. It is a world full of superhuman, god-like beings who answer to no one; a near-Lovecraftian existence where threats from beyond the cosmos are constantly in danger of crashing through and swallowing up everything and everyone. The MCU is a reality where half of humanity can be snapped out of existence – only to return years later to find a world that’s moved on without them. To live in the MCU is to live in a constant state of existential dread. Every now and then, the MCU films will casually address this terrifying truth – and usually shrug it all off with a pithy quip.
Enter WandaVision, a TV series firmly in the MCU that has plenty of jokes and plenty of world-building and fan-friendly Easter eggs – but also plenty of talk about trauma, and grief, and fear, and rage. It dares go to places the movies apparently have no time to visit. But does it do it well? And does any of that even matter in the end?
It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has been hitting the movie theater industry hard. Sadly, one of the best movie theater chains around has filed for bankruptcy and will soon be under partially new ownership.
The Texas-based movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse announced that they have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of an asset purchase agreement with Altamont Capital Partners, a previous investor in the company, as well as affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, a new financial backer for the chain. This means that operations for Alamo Drafthouse theaters will continue as normal, but a few underperforming locations will be closed as part of the company’s restructuring. Read More »
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Series: The Knick
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max
The Pitch: The life and times of several people connected with a hospital in 1900 New York City.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: The Knickonly lasted two seasons, but they’re two great seasons that you can binge through in no time. Although maybe you should pace yourself – the series is often quite bleak and bloody. But that’s part of its charm.
This week brings the comedy sequel Coming 2 America to Amazon Prime. It’s been over 20 years since the original Coming to America hit theaters, when Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall were at the top of their game. Do they still have what it takes to bring the laughs, or will they follow in the footsteps of long-gestating comedy sequels like Dumb & Dumber To and Bad Santa 2?
We’ll find out in a couple days whether Coming 2 America has the goods, but in the meantime, the Coming to AmericaHonest Trailer gives credit where credit is due while also reminding us that Eddie Murphy still fell far from the glory of the 1980s, especially when it comes to playing multiple roles in the same movie. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, check out the Top Gun: Maverick trailer recreated with stop-motion and computer animated LEGO minifigures and pieces. Plus, Corridor Crew delivers a new edition of Stuntmen React with a look at some of the action sequences of the second season of The Mandalorian. And finally, find out everything you need to know before you see The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.
First up, YouTuber OneBeatMan recreated the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick by using LEGO stop-motion and computer animation. Though it’s not quite as loyal to the intentionally juttery style we’ve seen in The LEGO Movie and the various spin-offs, it’s a rather impressive creation with outstanding LEGO jets and environments.
Next, the gang at Corridor Crew is back with a new edition of Stuntmen React. This time, they’ve brought in stuntwoman Lauren Mary Kim to talk about some of the action sequences in the second season of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Plus, they take a look at a couple sequences from Jackass 3D and Lone Survivor, and show off bits from her stunt reel.
Finally, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is coming to digital platforms this week, and Fandango has a refresher about everything you need to know before you see the oddball animated movie. Here’s the official synopsis for you to read through too:
When SpongeBob SquarePants’ beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. On their mission to save Gary, SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom gang team up for a heroic and hilarious journey, where they discover nothing is stronger than the power of friendship.
Want to see DeepFakes of Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man movies? What detail did the WandaVision costume designer include in all of Darcy‘s wardrobes? Want to see what Steppenwolf looks like without armor? Will The Falcon and the Winter Soldier dig into Sam Wilson‘s backstory? Which DC Comics superhero movie star is expecting a new baby? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »