the lovebirds cast

There’s nothing insecure about this (big) sick casting. Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are about to sweep each other off their feet in the upcoming romantic-comedy The Lovebirds, which will see Nanjiani reteaming with his The Big Sick director Michael Showalter. Read more about The Lovebirds cast below.

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Zoolander Funko POP

Adding to the ever-growing array of Funko POPs honoring characters from movies of all kinds, the collectible toy company has released a new collection of really, really, really, ridiculously good looking vinyl figures inspired by the movie Zoolander. Unfortunately, Derek Zoolander literally only has one look, but it’s hard to be upset when he still has chiseled abs and stunning features.

Check out the Zoolander Funko POPs below. Read More »

mission impossible 7

Chris McQuarrie, the writer/director of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and last year’s blockbuster hit Mission: Impossible – Fallout, has signed an unprecedented deal for the Mission franchise: he’s coming back to write and direct the next two movies in the long-running series, and he’s shooting them back-to-back. Will star Tom Cruise survive such a production?
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Coming to America Sequel

There have been rumblings of a Coming to America sequel since 2017. Eddie Murphy was on board to reprise his role as Prince Akeem, a young man from the fictional nation of Zamunda who abandoned his arranged marriage and found a bride that he truly loved in the most royal place in America: Queens, New York. But we haven’t heard anything on the movie since 2017. That changes today.

Hustle & Flow and Footloose remake director Craig Brewer is signing on to direct Coming to America 2. The filmmaker is fresh off working with Eddie Murphy on a new movie called Dolemite is My Name, and the comedian was eager to collaborate with Brewer again. Find out more below. Read More »

Without Remorse writer

Taylor Sheridan, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of movies like Hell or High Water, Sicario, and Sicario: Day of the Soldado, is stepping into the world of Tom Clancy spy thrillers. Sheridan has been hired to rewrite the screenplay for Without Remorse, Paramount’s hopeful franchise-starter that has Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan attached to play the lead role. Read more about it below.
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LEGO Indiana Jones Diorama

Who doesn’t like Indiana Jones? All of the movies featuring Harrison Ford as the archaeologist and adventurer just recently hit Netflix, but if you don’t have time to sit and watch them, maybe this incredible Indiana Jones LEGO creation that took over 300 hours to build will hold you over for the time being.

Master builder Caleb Watson built an incredible Raiders of the Lost Ark LEGO diorama that recreates the opening scene where Indiana Jones retrieves the Fertility Idol that is kept safe by a series of traps. It’s 8-feet long, contains moving LEGO minifigures, and even has some Easter eggs referencing the other Indiana Jones movies and a certain Star Wars movie too. Check out the Indiana Jones LEGO diorama below. Read More »

Bumblebee Deleted Scenes

The Transformers spin-off Bumblebee hit theaters just before Christmas. While the film certainly didn’t bomb at the box office, debuting in the #3 spot, it’s having some trouble matching up to the success that Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns have had on the charts. That’s a real shame, especially since this is easily the best film in the Transformers franchise, and a big part of that achievement comes from taking a step back from the Michael Bay movies.

Some new Bumblebee details reveal that the spin-off did everything they could to distance themselves from what Michael Bay brought to the Transformers movies and give fans something that felt new and refreshing. The changes made between a test screening of the movie and the final cut that ended up in theaters actually got rid of several details that would have linked the movie to the original Transformers movies much more. Read More »

Transformers in Bumblebee

There’s a large array of Transformers available for use on the big screen, especially after years of toy manufacturing, video games, comics and more. But there was one single character that was explicitly forbidden from appearing in Bumblebee. Sorry for being intentionally mysterious, but saying this character isn’t in Bumblebee might be considered a spoiler for some sensitive fans out there. So if you want to find out, keep reading. Read More »

bumblebee early screenings

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: they finally made a Transformers movie that doesn’t suck.)

Bumblebee is good. There is now a Transformers movie that doesn’t suck.

That would have seemed shocking a couple of years ago, when the five-film series boasted not a single legitimately decent entry, but did have multiple compelling candidates for Worst Blockbuster Ever. But Paramount made some great decisions, coming out of the Michael Bay years. Bumblebee is a testament to the power of hiring good talent – in this case, talent who turned in a movie 180 degrees removed from Bay’s quintet of incoherent, sociopathic disasters.

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bumblebee

The Transformers spin-off Bumblebee is very different from the five Michael Bay films. Notably, there are fewer Transformers – it’s mainly Bumblebee and the two Decepticons who chase him to Earth in 1987. The heroic Optimus Prime only has a cameo.

Bumblebee also spends most of its time in the small Northern California town of Brighton Falls, where Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) buys a fixer upper automobile, only to discover it’s actually a transforming robot. Charlie has lost her father and has trouble relating to her mother, so Bumblebee becomes her confidant.

Screenwriter Christina Hodson wrote the Bumblebee movie and she spoke with /Film about this new take on the Transformers franchise. She also wrote the scripts for Birds of Prey and Batgirl, which we also asked her about in our interview.

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