Aquaman and Bumblebee Clip

There will soon be a big blockbuster battle for Christmas audiences. Mary Poppins Returns will get a bit of a head start on December 19, but two days later, Bumblebee and Aquaman will go head-to-head, hoping to pull in all the families home for the holidays.

In an effort to convince audiences to head to theaters on December 21, new Aquaman and Bumblebee clips have surfaced online. The Aquaman clip features Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard) battling monsters from the Mariana Trench while the Bumblebee clip has Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) and her friend Memo (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.) inadvertently running from the police as their Autobot buddy decides to make a run for it with the two of them inside. Read More »

The Mandalorian Cast

After weeks of tidbits and rumors here and there as production on the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian was underway in Southern California, Lucasfilm has finally announced the impressive cast of the Disney+ series in its entirety.

The Mandalorian has confirmed Pedro Pascal will be taking the titular role of a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Furthermore, they’ve also confirmed the previously reported and rumored cast members Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte and Gina Carano. But there are a few new names added as well. Read More »

Aquaman fight scene

Aquaman is about to splash into theaters in just a few days, but a clip from the movie has emerged that hardcore fans may want to see early. It’s a fight scene involving Nicole Kidman‘s Queen Atlanna, and it takes place all in one long continuous shot. Most “oners” find ways to stitch multiple takes together in post-production, but not this one – director James Wan told us it was actually done in one shot, and you can read him talk about the difficulty of executing it below. Read More »

New Blu-ray Releases the nun

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

The year is winding down, the holidays are here, and you’re in need of stocking stuffers. Here, buy every single one of these Blu-rays, and stuff them into various stockings. Problem solved! In this week’s Blu-ray round-up, I bring you the latest entry in The Conjuring universe, Blake Lively wearing some dope suits, Denzel Washington killing lots of people, a horror sequel starring two actors on the cusp of fame, and a splatter-movie classic, now rendered in glorious 4K.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

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Mary Poppins Returns is the cinematic equivalent of a cover band performing a beloved musical act’s hits: it recalls memories of what you loved when you were younger without stepping out of the shadows and working on its own. With Rob Marshall behind the camera, this 54-years-in-waiting sequel could have been a lot worse; of the three films he’s directed for Walt Disney Pictures, this is surprisingly the most tolerable. (Enjoy your pull-quote, Disney marketing!) But Mary Poppins Returns cannot help but serve as a reminder of just how special and irreplaceable the 1964 original is.

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once upon a deadpool review

Once Upon a Deadpool hopes to be a Deadpool for a wider audience during the holiday season, featuring a heavily edited PG-13 version of Deadpool 2. But is there anyone even slightly interested in such an idea? Even with the bonus incentive of a portion of the proceeds going to charity, this last-minute cash-grab fails to justify its existence.

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Star Wars Secrecy

It’s no secret that secrets of Star Wars must be kept secret, for fear of the secrets secreting and ruining everything (especially the secrets). But the secrecy around Star Wars has gotten even more extreme than you might realize. There are criminals in movies that get transferred between prisons that don’t have as much security as the secrets of Star Wars.

Star Wars saga star Mark Hamill has been around since the beginning of the franchise, and it should come as no surprise that the secrecy surrounding these movies has changed drastically. In a recent interview, Mark Hamill talked about how many people he passed around the Star Wars script to simply because it was so weird. And now he can’t read it without somebody watching him until he’s done. Read More »

Glass teaser - Samuel L. Jackson

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • M. Night Shyamalan says “No” to a Glass sequel.
  • The 47 Meters Down sequel will star the daughters of Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone.
  • John Cho has a good feeling about Star Trek 4.
  • See The Rock and Vanessa Kirby running on the set of Hobbs and Shaw.
  • Warwick Davis explains why he didn’t return for Leprechaun Returns.
  • John Carpenter would be down to score the inevitable Halloween sequel.
  • Karen Allen would like to return for Indiana Jones 5.

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doctor strange 2 director

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! Marvel Studios has found its Doctor Strange 2 director, and it’s a familiar face: Scott Derrickson, the filmmaker behind the 2016 Doctor Strange movie, will return behind the camera once again for the sequel. Read More »

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glass trailer new

Everyone’s trapped under one roof in the latest Glass trailer. M. Night Shyamalan‘s sequel to both Unbreakable and Split brings characters from both of those films together, and sets them loose inside a mental hospital. This new trailer leans heavily on Samuel L. Jackson‘s ominous narration, as his character Elijah Price, AKA Mr. Glass, sets things in motion. “A lot of people are going to get hurt,” he says at one point, and it’s clear he’s not very upset about that. Watch the new Glass trailer below.

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