Fewer trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week, we try to end it all, get arty, pledge allegiance to Slayer, and see what will soon be in the dollar theater a week after it’s released. Read More »

Fast Five - Luke Hobbs

Dwayne Johnson‘s gone from franchise to franchise the past few years, but now he may finally be ready to lead an offshoot of his own. The actor reveals a Luke Hobbs spinoff could “possibly” arrive after Fast & Furious 6. Also after the jump:

  • Johnson also talks Bond and Expendables 3
  • The Transformers series will return to Chicago
  • Scary Movie 5 gets a slightly less crass poster
  • No, Meryl Streep will not be in Anchorman 2
  • See Bruce Willis‘ international G.I. Joe poster
  • Cobra Special Forces has a message for the Joes
  • Hatchet III teaser is all about Victor Crowley
  • Monsters University reacts to March Madness

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Have you spent the last 18 years wondering what happened to Pauly Shore‘s character after the events of In the Army Now? Well, too bad, because he plans to tell you anyway. Also after the jump:

  • Hatchet 3 rounds out its cast with several horror movie stalwarts
  • Piranha 3DD releases a hilarious making-of video on Funny or Die
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger slips details about his Expendables 2 shoot
  • Should a possible Men in Black 4 be called People in Black?
  • Star Trek 2 will bring back a small supporting character
  • Timo Vuorensola will further explore the world of Iron Sky

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Now that I’ve left the geeky confines of Fantastic Fest, I can get this off my chest. I’ve never seen a Hatchet movie. The topic of best new horror franchises came up quite a bit during the festival in relation to You’re Next and Paranormal Activity 3 so, inevitably, people would mention the Adam Green-directed films about a murder named Victor Crowley. I was forced to nod, well-aware of my shame, and then talk about last year’s controversy when the unrated Hatchet 2 was placed, then pulled, from AMC Theaters.

My ignorance about the series aside, fan passion has overshadowed dismal box office and Hatchet 3 is a go…without Adam Green as director. Instead BJ McDonnell, the cameraman on the first two films who worked very closely with Green, is taking the reins.

Read his thoughts and how Green will help after the jump. Read More »