Last week, Warner Bros. Pictures debuted the first trailer for the latest big screen adaptation of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise. There was a lot of excitement following the trailer’s debut, mostly because it was a red band trailer that didn’t hold back on the blood and gore of the fights between otherworldly warriors. In fact, the hype was so high that Mortal Kombat now has the honor of being the most watched red band trailer of all time, beating out both Logan and Deadpool 2.
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Back in 2019, Netflix picked up the big screen adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Division, the video game franchise from Ubisoft. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain are attached to star and produce, and Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch was slated to be at the helm of the action-thriller. However, Leitch has now opted to take a step back and only produce the film, letting Netflix’s Red Notice director Rawson Marshall Thurber step up to direct. Read More »
When you have a beloved animated show like The Simpsons that has been credited with predicting the future over and over again, it should come as no surprise that when they finally get around to turning it into a movie, they’ve already covered all the same ground before. The Simpsons Movie Honest Trailer reminds us about all the plot points in the movie that we’ve seen in episodes of The Simpsons, but ultimately admits that it doesn’t stop anyone from wanting to see a sequel. 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, find out why Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo got fired from The Crown. Plus, see how Saturday Night Live‘s most seasoned cast member Kenan Thompson handles the wings of death on Hot Ones. And finally, check out some of the royal props from Disney’s coming-of-age teen comedy The Princess Diaries. Read More »
Want to see a new TV spot for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? Care to try your hand at getting a WandaVision poster by Matt Ferguson? Want to see concept art of an alternate design for Cyborg that appears to return in Zack Snyder’s Justice League? Who is interested in starring in the Blue Beetle movie from DC Comics? When did James Gunn consider making a Krypto movie at one time? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
As we wait for the anticipated open-world Star Wars video game to come together, Lucasfilm Games will be trying to keep us busy with some other gameplay in a galaxy far, far away. Along with the recently announced competitive arena combat title Star Wars: Hunters, gamers will soon be treated to a remaster of one of the most revered Star Wars video games of the 2000s.
Star Wars: Republic Commando was a first-person shooter on Xbox and Microsoft Windows that played a lot like a Star Wars version of Halo. Now the game is being remastered and re-released this spring on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Peacock picked up new shows starring Craig Robinson and Chris Redd
- Get a first look at Rose Byrne in the Apple TV+ series Physical
- Find out who Judy Greer is playing in Showtime’s First Lady
- See the first photos from Jamie Foxx‘s new series Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me
- Hear about BBC’s latest streaming service
- All that and more
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Production is currently underway on the next big action movie from John Wick and Atomic Blonde filmmaker David Leitch. The movie is called Bullet Train, and it features the simple yet promising premise of a group of deadly assassins who all end up on the same train. Since Murder on the Orient Express was already taken, we get the punny title referencing both a high speed train and the ammunition that will undoubtedly be splattering blood on that very train. In fact, you can see some of that blood being spilled in one of several Bullet Train first look photos revealed by David Leitch himself. Read More »
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Spider-Man: No Way Home was just officially announced as the third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise co-produced by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. There was a time when the studios parted ways and it seemed like Tom Holland might be done playing the webslinger, but thankfully they sorted things out. However, the actor has confirmed that Spider-Man: No Way Home will be the last film under his contract with Sony/Marvel, but that doesn’t mean he’s done wallcrawling. Read More »
Showtime’s series Ray Donovan came to an end at the beginning of 2020. But the story of the professional fixer played by Liev Schreiber isn’t over. Ray Donovan will return in a feature film that will debut on Showtime and finish what the series started. Read More »