If you’ve spent even a small amount of time on the internet, you know that it can be just as awful as it is great. More recently, the social media landscape has been more horrific than pleasing, and a new example of intentional lies being used to create division and controversy has found its way to the cinema.
This weekend brings Black Panther to theaters, a milestone Marvel movie for a number of reasons, not the least of which is how much black talent is present on the screen and behind the camera. But some racist trolls have used this as an opportunity to heighten racial tension and hate with outright lies about white people being attacked by black audience members. Read More »
Jinkies, here’s a strange idea: a live-action prequel story about how Scooby-Doo‘s Daphne and Velma became friends. Sure, why not? A new Daphne and Velma movie will focus on the female members of Mystery, Inc. when they were still teens, before they teamed up with a talking dog, a boring square, and a squeaky-voiced fellow with the munchies.
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Why simply sit back and watch wrestling when you could actually feel it? That’s what the folks behind El Rey’s Lucha Underground are counting on, at least, as the wrestling reality show will be the first TV series to be screened in the 4DX cinema format. Climb into the ring and read the Lucha Underground 4DX information below.
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Why so serious? Because we’ve all been duped for years, that’s why.
When word came out earlier today about Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s revamped take on their cinematic universe, you may have noticed that we didn’t refer to it as the DC Extended Universe, or “DCEU,” in our article. That’s because we’ve discovered that we’ve all spent the past few years looking like fools: it turns out that term is an unofficial name that was literally made up by a reporter as a joke and was somehow adopted into mainstream usage by every outlet that writes about movies.
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In this week’s edition of “sure, we guess?” news, the moderately successful, mostly forgotten Shane Black noir comedy The Nice Guys is getting the TV reboot that no one was really asking for — but with a genderbent twist.
The Nice Guys is now The Nice Girls, a female-led TV reboot of the ’70s-set profane buddy-comedy starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. While buddy-comedies are a dime a dozen on TV — we even got a Lethal Weapon TV version recently — the news is eyebrow-raising particularly because the movie came out only last year, only to meet mostly positive reviews but an apathetic box office. So it’s curious why this particular property would be chosen for a female-led reboot.
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Around the world, plenty of Hollywood movies get either banned or edited in order to meet certain strict censorship laws or adhere to cultural sensitivities. But this instance of Burger King‘s Russian division wanting to ban the recent adaptation of Stephen King’s It might be the most ridiculous situation of this kind that we’ve ever seen.
Reportedly, Burger King has filed a complaint with Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) with the hope of having It banned in the country. Why? Well, they believe that the cannibal clown Pennywise at the center of the movie shares too much of a resemblance to Ronald McDonald, the mascot of McDonald’s, and purport that the movie somehow acts as an advertisement for Burger King’s fast food rival.
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This year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but since James Cameron’s action sequel is coming back to theaters in 3D, there’s a little bit of chatter about the 1991 film making the rounds as publicity for the re-release builds. That includes Robert Patrick, who played the liquid metal villain T-1000 in the sequel, discussing his history with the role, which resulted in the actor revealing that he wasn’t the person who was originally cast to play the part. Instead, that role was supposed to go to none other than rock star Billy Idol. Wait, what? Read More »
As the success of movies like Jordan Peele’s Get Out proves, the horror genre is still as vital as ever in 2017. The same can’t be said, however, of sports movies these days. While the ’90s was a golden age of relatively small scale movies about the struggles and successes of sports teams, the evolution of Hollywood’s business model (in which big budget movies increasingly rely on international audiences to turn a profit) has made it far more difficult to green light movies with a sports angle.
The clear solution: combine the two types of storytelling into a new genre called “sporror” that consists of scary movies set in the world of sports that star celebrity athletes. Naturally. I can’t believe something so blatantly obvious took this long to put into motion. It’s been right in front of our eyes the whole time!
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
You know that we love Cool Stuff here at /Film, and every now and then there’s a story that just makes us say WTF. Today, those two things combine for an item that can only be categorized as WTF Stuff.
Whenever a big blockbuster like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out, there are endless cross promotions and merchandise being sold with the film’s title and characters all over the place. Therefore, we’re not surprised seeing soda cans and bags of chips with Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot and Rocket Raccoon on them. But we are surprised by these official and totally real Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Doritos bags that actually play the film’s soundtrack in its entirety.
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Have you ever sat in a theater and glanced left, and then right, and then cradled your chin in thoughtful contemplation and wondered if the moviegoing experience would be improved by playground equipment? Well, wonder no longer! Thanks to one theater chain, full-blown play areas for children are now a thing in a handful of auditoriums around the world, including a few in Southern California. Come for the majesty of the communal experience of watching stories projected in dark room, stay for the sounds of the child sliding down the plastic tube built next next to your head!
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