Mortal Engines featurette

“How often do we go to the movies today and see things that we’ve genuinely never seen before?”

Producer and co-writer Peter Jackson wants to give audiences a fresh new spectacle with Mortal Engines, Universal’s film adaptation of Philip Reeve’s popular young adult novel. And Jackson is actually delivering on that promise, showing us a post-apocalyptic world in which cities roam across a barren wasteland and eat other cities.

These rolling monstrosities – and who’s running them, how they’re organized, and just how the heck they physically consume smaller cities – are the subject of a brand new featurette, which you can check out below. Read More »

LEGO Jurassic World Special Trailer

Just in case Jurassic Park and the two sequels that followed weren’t enough of a prequel to set the stage for Jurassic World, the folks at Universal and NBC created a Jurassic World prequel in the form of a LEGO animated special airing on TV the week after Thanksgiving.

LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit is an animated special that will recount the events that led up to Jurassic World, including giving us some background on the tension between Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), though neither of the stars are voicing their characters. It all sounds…strange. Anyway, check out the LEGO Jurassic World special trailer below. Read More »

The Secret Life of Pets 2 trailer

Are you ready for more goofy pet antics? Illumination Entertainment certainly hopes so, because The Secret Life of Pets 2 is coming next summer. The first movie became an animation juggernaut, pulling in over $875 million worldwide, but will the sequel fare as well?

Check out the first trailer below, in which Patton Oswalt replaces original star Louis C.K. and leads a cast that includes returning members Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart, and Eric Stonestreet and new additions like Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, and Pete Holmes.

Oh yeah, and freakin’ Harrison Ford is in this movie too, marking the first time he’s ever lent his voice to an animated feature film. Read More »

shrek reboot

Shrek is coming back from far, far away. The franchise starring Mike Myers as the most meme-able ogre is getting revived with a Shrek reboot and a Puss ‘n’ Boots reboot from Despicable Me creator Chris Meledandri.

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JJ Abrams megadeal

J.J. Abrams has considerably clout in Hollywood – his name is attached to LostStar WarsStar Trek, and more. But as the old adage goes, you can never have too much of a good thing. Abrams is now being courted by major studios – Disney, Universal and more – in a quest to land a megadeal that would give him Steven Spielberg-like power to do pretty much whatever the hell he wants.

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Jurassic World Ride patents

The only thing we know for sure about the fourth theme park coming to the Universal Orlando Resort is that it’s in the works. Everything else is hidden behind lock and key. Rumors and whispers float around the internet, but nothing official has been announced. Not even a name.

Now, a series of new ride patents filed by Universal suggest what could be in store for visitors. These designs are purely technical and don’t come with labels suggesting what they could represent. But with a little bit of imagination, we can make some educated guesses about many of them.

Except for the one that is clearly supposed to be a Jurassic World ride. It’s a no-brainer.

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jurassic world lawsuit

Remember the Dinosaur Protection Group from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? It’s the organization founded by Bryce Dallas Howard‘s character that was designed to educate people about dinosaurs and keep the genetically-created creatures safe – a mission that becomes especially urgent when a volcano threatens to erupt on Isla Nublar.

Well, it turns out there’s a real preservation group called The Dinosaur Project, and now the leader of that organization is suing the producers of Fallen Kingdom over the use of one specific phrase. Read more about the Jurassic World lawsuit below.
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Vanessa Kirby in Hobbs and Shaw

Before the Fast and Furious franchise continues, there will be a spin-off focusing on Dwayne Johnson as former special agent Luke Hobbs and villain-turned-ally Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham. But as the universe of the Fast and Furious films is growing, so is the cast, and we have our first look at one of the new members of the franchise.

Vanessa Kirby was quite the intimidating villain in Mission: Impossible – Fallout this past summer, and now she’s teamed up with Dwayne Johnson for Hobbs and Shaw. Even more interesting is who she’s playing. Get the details on Vanessa Kirby in Hobbs and Shaw below. Read More »

New Jason Edmiston Halloween Prints

Jason Edmiston is one of the most renowned pop culture artists working today thanks to his famous Eyes Without a Face series of paintings and prints that focus in on the eyes of various characters from film, television, video games and more. Some of his most coveted work has been created in honor of the original Halloween, and now he’s released two new prints in his ongoing series that pay tribute to the new Halloween that has won the box office two weekends in a row. And the good news is they won’t be anywhere near as hard to get as Jason Edmiston’s work usually is.

Check out the new Jason Edmiston Halloween prints below. Read More »

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The inspiring story of the boys soccer team that was rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand will be coming to the big screen, again. The Thai cave rescue was a story that was fated to become a movie — but more than seven movies? Maybe that’s pushing it. But that doesn’t mean anything to Universal, which has just optioned the rights to a still-unpublished book, Into the Dark, about the triumphant rescue.

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