Ryan Reynolds is about to meet his maker in a new sci-fi adventure time travel movie called The Adam Project.
Shawn Levy, the filmmaker behind Real Steel and the Night at the Museum franchise, has hired Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame, Zodiac) to play Reynolds’ character’s father, and Catherine Keener (Get Out, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) as the film’s villain.
There are a couple other additions to The Adam Project cast as well. Read on to learn who they are and who they’ll be playing. Read More »
Are you ready to purchase Spider-Man themed toys from a Disney theme park, even if that theme park isn’t fully open? Very soon, you’ll be able to do just that.
Like nearly all American companies, The Walt Disney Company has been significantly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with analysts estimating this past summer that Disney could lose as much as a billion dollars a month because of theme park closures. Florida’s Walt Disney World has since re-opened, so maybe the real number isn’t as drastic as the prediction suggested, but Disneyland remains closed to this day and has no realistic path to re-opening in sight. (I’m not asking you to feel bad for a multi-national conglomerate when we’re all suffering during this hellish period in history – just trying to provide some context.)
But theme park closures are not going to stop Disney from making money however it can, and one way the Mouse House is looking to rake in some extra dough is by releasing theme park merchandise for Avengers Campus, even though that Marvel superhero-themed section of the park is not open yet. Read on to find out how you can get your hands on a Spider-Bot this holiday season. Read More »
“Bruce,” the mechanical shark which gave a young Steven Spielberg and his crew so many problems on the set of 1975’s Jaws, has found a new home.
The only surviving model of the Jaws shark was acquired by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences four years ago and fully restored to its former glory last year, and now the Academy has released a video showcasing Bruce’s transportation and installation at the soon-to-open Academy Museum in Los Angeles. The shark is so big that it wouldn’t fit in the building’s elevators, so a crew had to remove windows and use a crane to lift it into the building. Check out the video below.
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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Rise of the Guardians
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max
The Pitch: Here’s the one-sentence pitch: what if famous children’s characters were superheroes? Here’s the slightly longer version: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman are collectively known as the Guardians, and they stand guard over important ideas like Wonder, Hope, Memories, and Dreams. But when the evil Pitch Black, aka the Boogeyman, returns from dormancy, the Guardians call upon the mischievous winter scamp Jack Frost to join them and fight to keep the world from covering the world in darkness.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Before he served as a co-director on the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Peter Ramsey made his feature directorial debut with this excellent but under-seen 2012 gem. The film somehow failed to reach a large audience upon its initial release, but now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s the perfect time to give it the attention it has always deserved. Read More »
It’s that time again: time for another batch of movies to be dropped onto Disney’s most popular streaming services, Disney+ and Hulu. As usual, we’re highlighting five favorites before sharing the entire list of titles that will be coming soon, so if you’ve hit a wall during quarantine and have run out of recommendations, maybe you’ll be interested in adding some of these to your queues. There are some of the best movies coming to Disney+ and Hulu in December 2020. Read More »
Cinematic murder mysteries are back in style, and Searchlight Pictures has a new one coming up that we’re very excited about.
Sam Rockwell (Jojo Rabbit, Seven Psychopaths), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Little Women), and David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar) have signed on to star in an untitled murder mystery set in the 1950s, with Rockwell and Ronan playing partners trying to solve the crime. Read More »
In the wake of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman‘s surprising and tragic death, we assumed that Marvel Studios and director Ryan Coogler would put the planned Black Panther 2 on the back burner while they grieved and figured out the best way to move forward with the sequel to the billion dollar hit.
But apparently they’ve already figured things out – or at least to such a degree that a production start date has already been set. A new report says that Black Panther 2 will begin filming in July 2021, just four months after its initial planned production start. And not only that, but the movie has also found an actor to play one of its villains.
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Today, Walt Disney Records announced that a digital version of The Mandalorian Season 2 Vol. 1 soundtrack is available for purchase, featuring composer Ludwig Göransson‘s music from episodes 9 through 12 of the acclaimed Star Wars Disney+ series. The second volume of the soundtrack, which will feature music from episodes 13 through 16, is set to be released in December. Take a listen to some of the newly-released tracks below. Read More »
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Word came out today that Marvel Studios is developing an R-rated Deadpool 3, but buried in that original report was a separate piece of news we hadn’t heard before. Sony’s planned female-led Jump Street spin-off reportedly has a title, and it’s appropriate given the franchise’s penchant for humor: Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure. I guess Jump Street: Ribbed For Her Pleasure may have been a step too far.
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It’s official: Joel and Ellie are coming to television.
HBO has given a series order to The Last of Us, a television adaptation of Naughty Dog’s wildly popular video game about a smuggler and a young girl who must make their way across a zombie-infested America in the hopes of developing a cure for a virus that has ravaged the globe. The game’s creator and creative director, Neil Druckmann, is spearheading the show along with Craig Mazin, the Emmy Award-winning creator of Chernobyl. Read More »