Alternate international titles are nothing new for Hollywood movies. Sometimes translating a concept from English into another language doesn’t quite work, and a bit of the subtlety is removed in the process. (In the Czech Republic, Bad Santa became Santa is a Pervert.) Maybe there’s already a property that features the same title, so a tweak is needed to differentiate it. (In the United Kingdom, The Avengers is known as Avengers: Assemble.) And sometimes, the titles are just huge improvements in every possible way. (In Japan, Fast Five is known as Wild Speed MEGA MAX.)
Now Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has received its own alternate title in Japan, and it carries with it some familiar echoes from a different franchise altogether. Read More »
The Lion King is going to be feeling the love tonight, with Disney releasing the nostalgic soundtrack list for the film to coincide with the launch of ticket sales. The Lion King soundtrack list includes the award-winning score by Hans Zimmer as well as the beloved songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, in addition to two brand new original songs, one performed by John and another still yet to be announced.
But fans of the Tony-winning Broadway show will only be partly appeased, as the excellent “He Lives in You” is included in the list, even as fan-favorite numbers “Shadowland” and “Endless Night” don’t make the cut.
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Game of Thrones may be over, but our watch has not ended. The HBO series left us with plenty to think about, but as we slowly begin to assess the show’s legacy, we’re still hearing trickles of information from those who were involved about how the show could have been different. We’ll tackle some of those revelations below to avoid putting spoilers out in the open, but one thing I want to tease is that actress Lena Headey has confirmed a scene was shot involving Cersei’s miscarriage – a plot point suspected by some fans, but which ultimately wasn’t included in the show. Read on for more on the final season of Game of Thrones, as well as some updates on the upcoming prequel series. Read More »
Before the Snyder Cut of Justice League somehow became fanboys’ biggest “what if” obsession in DC movie history, another film that held that position was Superman: Flyby, a script from the early 2000s that was written by J.J. Abrams and set to be directed by McG before the project was scrapped and Superman Returns flew into theaters instead. The stories about Flyby are infamous (its plot is totally bonkers), and a popular article published on Ain’t It Cool News which completely eviscerated the script may be partially responsible for the movie never being made.
Somehow, all these years later, this movie that doesn’t even exist is still surprising us. Case in point: Peter Ramsey, one of the directors of last year’s brilliant Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, worked as a storyboard artist on Flyby, and he recently posted some storyboards from one of the project’s fight scenes.
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It’s time to say “so long” to some great titles on Netflix. There’s always a chance some of these films will be back on the streaming service in the near future, but for now, they’re hitting the old dusty trail. These are best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in July 2019.
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Summer is here, bringing with it hot weather, insects, fireworks, and sunburns. Also: new stuff to watch on Netflix. July has several offerings worth checking out, and you won’t have to face the summer heat to sit through them. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in July 2019.
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If you’re a casual Star Wars fan like me, you may have never heard of a seemingly insignificant background character in The Empire Strikes Back named Willrow Hood, who only appears in the movie for a brief second. But the character has quite the following among hardcore fans of the franchise thanks to a distinctive prop that he carries with him, and now a connection has been drawn between that prop and the upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Get the details below.
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Netflix released a new trailer for Stranger Things 3 last night, so it’s time to head back to Hawkins and take a closer look. While the show has so far been heavily inspired by pop culture properties of the ’80s, it seems as if creators/showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer are taking a metaphorical step into the next decade with this season by referencing several pop culture touchstones of the 1990s, including Jurassic Park and The Rock. Dive in with us below. Read More »
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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has promised over and over that this December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be “the end of the Skywalker saga,” and that presumably means it will be the last we see of Mark Hamill‘s Luke Skywalker. In a new interview, the actor expresses his desire to hang up his Jedi robes for good and retire from the Star Wars universe after this movie, while also confirming that he’ll be appearing as a Force ghost in The Rise of Skywalker.
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Anthony Mackie may soon get to take on the mantle of Captain America after Chris Evans passed down the shield to his Marvel Cinematic Universe character Falcon at the end of Avengers: Endgame. But before that, he’s gonna have to team up with one of Captain America’s former villains in a new action (comedy?) thriller on Netflix.
Point Blank finds Anthony Mackie in the middle of a nightmare when his pregnant wife gets kidnapped by a criminal intruder. The only way for him to get his wife back is to pick up a career criminal (Frank Grillo) who is being held in police custody in the hospital after a bad injury. But after being busted out, all the criminal wants to do is kill the people who put him in the hospital to begin with. And so begins an unlikely pairing of two people who will need to take on an endless array of bad guys if they want to survive. Watch the Point Blank trailer below to see how it looks. Read More »