Battle at Big Rock wide

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ended with a fascinating cliffhanger: dinosaurs were set free and roaming around the United States. Jurassic World 3 won’t hit theaters until 2021, but you can see how filmmaker Colin Trevorrow capitalizes on that cliffhanger ending in Battle at Big Rock, a new Jurassic World short film that aired on FX last night. Check out the full short film below. Read More »

Freaks Clips

Superhero movies are still all the rage, and while it’s easy for some to get frustrated with all the capes out there nowadays, there’s still some creativity to be found in the sci-fi subgenre. That’s especially true when it comes to bringing superheroes into the indie arena, just as directors and writers Adam Stein & Zach Lipovsky have done with their new movie

Freaks stars Emile Hirsch as a father trying to keep his seven-year-old daughter Chloe locked up inside their house because a group of people known as Abnormals threaten the outside world. At least that’s what she’s been led to believe. But when she actually gets a glimpse outside, everything may not be as it seems. Two new Freaks clips have been released, showing us just how much mystery there is in this intriguing new indie. Read More »

SW Bits Luke Kylo comic

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Cap off your summer with a Stormtrooper-themed pale ale or pilsner
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is getting its own art book
  • Two prominent Dark Side members visited a children’s hospital
  • Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke visit Dagobah in a new comic book
  • And more!

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Star Wars Legends in The Mandalorian

We’re exactly two months out from the debut of the Disney+ streaming service, which means we’re also two months out from seeing the first episode of the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. The teaser trailer has everyone pumped and now writer and executive producer Jon Favreau is trying to get Star Wars fans of every kind excited all over again with a tease of what the series has yet to reveal, including the possibility of seeing stories known as Star Wars Legends in the show. Read More »

freaks trailer

Freaks is one of the most pleasant surprises of 2019, the kind of small movie that makes you sit up, pay attention, and wonder “Who the hell made this?” The answer to that question is the directing duo of Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein. Their film is a delirious blend of horror, science fiction, and yes, superhero movies, unfolding from the point-of-view of a young girl in hiding with her paranoid father. And from there, we slowly learn more about what’s real and what’s not, with genres bleeding together until the resulting film is hard to classify in the best possible sense.

I spoke to Lipovsky and Stein over the phone and learned about the origins of Freaks, the importance of making a film over which they had total control, and what advice they’d offer to other independent filmmakers hoping to get something made. Freaks opens in theaters on September 13, 2019.

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James Cameron reaction

Director James Cameron held the top spot on the box office charts for more than twenty years, first with 1997’s Titanic and then overtaking his own record with 2009’s Avatar. But that record was toppled earlier this year by Avengers: Endgame, and while Cameron sent a congratulatory message to Marvel Studios after Endgame surpassed Avatar, some have wondered how he really felt about losing that top spot after so many years.

Turns out he’s OK with it, largely because he views it as a good sign for the possibilities of Avatar 2. Read some of the highlights from this new James Cameron reaction below.
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tank girl reboot director

Margot Robbie has tapped her Dreamland director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte to steer her Tank Girl reboot. Robbie is producing the adaptation of the Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin comic through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner and is set to star in the sci-fi action movie, with Joris-Peyrafitte now set as director.

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Zombie Brother Movie

After tackling the meta worlds of horror and romantic comedies with The Final Girls and Isn’t It Romantic, director Todd Strauss-Schulson will head into comic book territory with an adaptation of the Chinese digital comic book Zombie Brother. If this is the first you’re hearing of the comic, we’ll let you know what it’s all about below. Read More »

star wars fandom

Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson is still in the early stages of writing his upcoming Star Wars spin-off trilogy, but as we wait to discover what he has in store for the future of a galaxy far, far away, Johnson participated in an interview in which he reflected on arguably the most beloved film in the franchise and the state of Star Wars fandom as it exists today. Read his comments below.
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