The Tomorrow War is a big action movie full of time travel, monsters, special effects, and everything else you’d expect from a popcorn-powered summer release. But the core of the film is about what one generation owes the next, and the personal responsibility parents have to ensure a safer existence for their children. And it’s also about Chris Pratt shooting aliens, but who says you can’t have both?

Screenwriter Zach Dean agrees with that much. Speaking with him on Zoom ahead of the film’s release on Amazon Prime Video next month, we talked about what it’s like to write terrifying alien monsters and action scenes, but also the serious questions and big ideas that drew him to write this story in the first place. And while the script was written before the COVID-19 pandemic, Dean notes that the film’s central threat can’t help but feel like a reflection of the horror of the past year, an element that makes a film with a modern message feel all the more timely.

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Chris Pratt is fighting for the future. Wait, that sounds like a political slogan. He’s fighting aliens in a future war in which the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. That’s better. Watch the final trailer for The Tomorrow War trailer below.

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J.K. Simmons Interview

At some point, you started recognizing J.K. Simmons. Maybe you started recognizing him after his scene-stealing role as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Maybe you started recognizing him after he won an Oscar for his terrifying work in Whiplash. Hell, maybe you’ve been recognizing him for years — few actors are as busy, and fewer are so consistently reliable.

Simmons has a supporting role in the new science fiction film The Tomorrow War, the kind of small-but-important role he has been elevating for decades. But unlike 20 years ago, you know his character is important the moment he shows up just because he’s played by an actor every movie fan has grown to adore. J.K. Simmons has become Hollywood’s least-hidden chameleon.

Speaking over Zoom ahead of the July release of The Tomorrow War, I asked Simmons about his rise through the ranks of Hollywood “that guys,” the impressive beard he sports throughout the new film, a key moment in Whiplash that has never left my mind, and whether he’s down to return for a Spider-Man movie again.

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The Tomorrow War Director Interview

The Tomorrow War may be a 2021 release, but it feels like a throwback. It would’ve been right at home in the ’90s, and director Chris McKay is a-okay with that.

It’s a premise that could be preposterous: visitors from the future arrive in the modern day to recruit soldiers for a war against an alien race that hasn’t even started yet. But the film takes any potential silliness in stride, taking the premise seriously even while the characters themselves trade enough jokes to keep the mood light. It’s a balance McKay mastered in the realm of animation. Who knew The LEGO Batman Movie would be the perfect training ground for a summer blockbuster crafted out of Roland Emmerich’s personal mold?

I spoke with McKay over Zoom about the film’s (very scary) aliens, adding humor to a very script, and how being compared to ’90s action movies is a compliment.

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The Invincible finale didn’t pull its punches. Spoilers ahead, obviously, but showrunner Simon Racioppa and the team behind Amazon’s superhero animated show — which includes creator Robert Kirkman — showcased the true, devastating destruction that comes with turning a city into a bloody battleground between super-powered characters. The body count was high, but so were the personal stakes.

The season finale, titled “Where I Really Come From,” ended with serious physical and emotional blows for teen superhero Mark (voiced by Steven Yeun). For fans of the comic, it was a faithful adaptation, but for those unfamiliar with the source material, it packed gruesome surprises that are generally absent from large-scale comic book adaptations.

Before the final episode was even available on Amazon, Invincible was renewed for a second and third season. Showrunner Simon Racioppa told us about his hope for future seasons, but mostly, he walked us through the season finale of Invincible, from Mark’s childhood baseball game, to even the sound of Omni-Man’s (voiced by J.K. Simmons) thunderous punches.

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reacher cast

Kristin Kreuk is reuniting with her Smallville co-star Alan Ritchson in Amazon’s Jack Reacher series. Simply titled Reacher, the TV series is set to star Ritchson as the title character, a hulking ex-Army investigator who is the protagonist of a series of crime thriller novels by British author Lee Child. And Amazon has bulked up the cast of Reacher with six new cast members, including Kreuk and What We Do in the Shadows breakout star Harvey Guillén.

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Bosch Season 7: Release Date, Cast and More

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Calling all you Bosch-heads out there, Bosch season 7 is almost here. The latest season of the hit Amazon Prime Video series will also be the last. But don’t worry – Bosch isn’t going anywhere. IMDB TV has already ordered a spin-off, with star Titus Welliver set to reprise his role. But for now, let’s talk about the final season of Bosch. Here’s everything you need to know about Bosch season 7.

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the boys season 3 first look

The Boys, a show everyone seems to love except me, is currently filming its third season. That third season will introduce a new character from comic series that inspired the show: Soldier Boy, a Captain America-like figure played by Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles. The first official look at Ackles as Soldier Boy has been released, giving us a look at the costume Ackles will be wearing as he takes on the character.

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NECA The Boys Action Figures

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been dominating the superhero genre for over a decade now, Amazon Prime has carved out their own niche of violent, controversial, and raunchy superheroes with the adaptation of The Boys. But no matter how mature The Boys gets, the show isn’t too grown up for NECA to deliver a line of action figures inspired by the superhero team known as The Seven. Get a look at the first two action figures for the insane, indestructible Homelander (Antony Starr) and the morally conflicted Starlight (Erin Moriarty). Read More »

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