Men in Black: International is counting on audiences not wanting to get their memories zapped after they see the fourth film in the Men in Black franchise. The Men in Black International box office tracking numbers suggest that the sci-fi action film starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will open to a $40 million debut, less than half of its $110 million budget. But word-of-mouth could help drive this sequel’s numbers.
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Back when Ghostbusters: Answer the Call was first announced, it was revealed that the original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and co-writer, co-producer and star Dan Aykroyd were teaming up to start a production company called Ghost Corps. that would focus on developing projects with different takes on the paranormal investigator franchise. And while we’ve heard of a handful of possible projects in the years since then, none of them have gotten off the ground.
However, that might change if the new Ghostbusters sequel coming in 2020 turns out to be a success. Jason Reitman is inheriting the director’s chair from his father for the movie that will take place a few decades after the events of the first two movies in the original franchise. But after that, Dan Aykroyd hopes to get a Ghostbusters prequel off the ground that will go back to the teenage years of Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler and Ray Stantz. Read More »
It’s more challenging than usual to talk about Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, without spoiling a lot of the power of the film. It’s a work that generates much of its power from surprise, and how it’s willing to diverge from the historical record in ways some may find daring and others disturbing. After all, the Manson murders were real, the events took place and no film, as broad or as manic as this one, can in anyway erase that fact. Yet in three glorious hours, Tarantino imagines something quite different about the events in 1969.
Without diving into the divergences, the key to recognize is what the film does, and does brilliantly, is evoke what the Manson murders represent, and the period that they took place in. This isn’t some superficial look at a bunch of rabid hippies and the violence they committed, but is rather more the story of the wild and rampant societal changes that the end of the ’60s represent.
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After a four year break, Quentin Tarantino is back. The acclaimed writer/director’s ninth feature film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and while we’ll have our own full review coming from the festival shortly, we wanted to gather some of the earliest reactions from critics to give you a sense of how people are reacting to his new period piece. Take a look below. Read More »
What if there was something a little bit off about Superman when he was a kid? What if a boy with such immense power let his worst impulses control him and he made the turn into a full-blown supervillain? That’s the premise of Brightburn, and Sony Pictures has released a new clip from the movie featuring a key moment when the troubled kid at the story’s center (Jackson A. Dunn) discovers one of his superpowers. Check out the new Brightburn clip below. Read More »
For a long time, Bill Murray didn’t really want anything to do with Ghostbusters 3. However, director Paul Feig was fortunate enough to secure his involvement (along with most of the rest of the original cast) for a cameo in Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. And it sounds like if Jason Reitman wants Bill Murray to appear in the developing Ghostbusters sequel slated for 2020, all he has to do is ask. Read More »
Back in 2009, the 25th anniversary of Ghostbusters was celebrated in a big way with the release of Ghostbusters: The Video Game. At the time, the video game was a big deal because Atari was able to round up all of the original Ghostbusters cast members to reprise their roles. Basically, it was the only way we were getting a Ghostbusters 3.
Ultimately, the game wasn’t exactly a home run since the story was somewhat mediocre and the game’s ending didn’t really deliver anything all that thrilling. But for Ghostbusters fans, with all the wisecracking from almost all the movie’s original cast and the ability to become one of the Ghostbusters in a video game for the then-current generation of video games was still pretty cool. But now fans may have an opportunity to give it another chance since it would appear that a remastered re-release of the game is coming soon. Read More »
For the first time ever, Ghostbusters franchise directors from the past, present and future will be together for a panel at the first ever Ghostbusters Fan Fest next month.
Wizard World has announced that Ghostbusters: Answer the Call director Paul Feig has been added to the line-up of special guests at Ghostbusters Fan Fest. Furthermore, he’ll be on a panel together with Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman, as well as Jason Reitman, who is slated to be at the helm of a new Ghostbusters sequel coming in 2020. Read More »
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Spider-Man: Far From Home is really going all-in on this early marketing blitz for a movie that doesn’t even come out until the beginning of July. Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, and a few other cast members from the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel have been making the rounds, jumping from Disneyland appearances to Jimmy Kimmel Live. The latter is where the cast debuted a new Spider-Man Far From Home clip where Peter Parker faces down his first Elemental in the form of Hydro Man. Read More »
Add another name to the ever-growing Jumanji 3 cast: Colin Hanks is back, baby.
In 2017’s smash hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Hanks played the older version of Alex Vreeke, a kid who was sucked into a video game version of Jumanji early in the film. Now we know he’ll be back to reprise that same role in this year’s sequel. Read More »