Long before the birth of the Boy Who Lived, long before the rise of the dark wizard You Know Who and his Death Eaters, the wizarding world was nonetheless as exciting and secretive a place as it is today. Hidden away from the muggles of Britain and the nomajes of America, wizards and witches the world over led exciting lives of exploration and discovery, spells and sorcery. With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just over the horizon – due in cinemas on November 18th – we are very soon to learn about the lives they led in a world many decades before Harry Potter. (more…)
Consider these numbers $1 billion, $750 million, and $500 million. That’s how much money Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella made respectively at the worldwide box office. The lesson here for the Walt Disney Company is that there’s big money in live-action modern remakes of their classic animated films. The point was proven again earlier this year when The Jungle Book sat comfortably in the Top 5 box office rankings for weeks, along the way racking up $965 million in receipts. That was impressive work, especially for the man behind the film, Iron Man director Jon Favreau, and he’s going to stay in the Disney remake business with his next film. Hint: it’s the Circle of Life. (more…)
2015 was the biggest year for Back To The Future fans. Not only did it mark the 30th anniversary of the original movie, but it also marked the year in which Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled into the future in Back to the Future Part II. Atop the endless screenings, fan gatherings, and events, some of the takeaway observances and tributes were: Pepsi’s limited edition Pepsi Perfect bottles modeled after the famous soda Marty orders at the Cafe 80’s, as well as USA Today releasing a printed copy of the paper that depicted Marty’s kid being arrested. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd had even reprised their iconic characters for a bit on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Altogether, it was a worldwide celebration of one of the most beloved movies of all time. A once in a lifetime event that will, unless someone bangs their head after slipping on the toilet and creates a real working flux capacitor, will never happen again. That’s kinda sad when you think about it. But that doesn’t mean one’s love of BTTF needs to stay in the past. In fact, 2016 will usher in the first annual Back to the Future Fan Celebration, a free event that will take fans to a familiar location. (more…)
Earlier today, IMAX dropped a beautiful poster into the laps of Doctor Strange fans around the world. Soon after they also dropped a one minute long trailer that has some familiar scenes as well as some new ones that are sure to get you even more excited for the Sorcerer Supreme. Some of the new scenes include an Avengers name drop and the first time anyone in the movie has addressed Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) as himself. So get yourself ready and check out the new trailer after the jump.
George Lucas was heavily criticized for his work on the Star Wars prequel trilogy. And rightly so. Had Lucas not sold Lucasfilm to Disney, he may very well have made his version of The Force Awakens. However, there have been interviews that have surfaced which provide some insight as to what a George Lucas helmed Episode VII would have looked like. (more…)
While it is hard to get any kind of expectations up for a video game related movie, having Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) in the directors chair for Warcraft raised the bar on what people were expecting. Unfortunately, or fortunately as the case may be for the studios bottom line, Warcraft only matched those expectations in China. US moviegoers bailed on the whole thing only shelling out $47 million at theaters on a big budget movie with a $160 million dollar budget. Worldwide the movie took in $386 million, mostly from China, saving Universal from a huge loss. Now we’ve got the Honest Trailer on Warcraft and as one would expect, the movie takes a Rocky like beating. (more…)
Over the next month, we will be hyped to the max in anticipation for the release of the next Marvel Studios movie, Doctor Strange, and because this is a Marvel movie, we know that this is only the beginning for big screen adventures involving the Sorcerer Supreme. There have been suggestions that Strange will appear in Thor: Ragnarok, but a lot of people are looking further a field to the next Avengers, Infinity War. We’ve been promised about 65 main characters in the film, and it’s presumed that Strange will be among them, and now Dr. Strange himself is confirming that he’ll be there for Infinity War, if they can get the timing right. (more…)
At first glance, John Cena is a bit of a physical enigma. The man has the upper body of a Silverback gorilla, but legs of a 12 year old boy in middle school. Still, it hasn’t’ stopped people from recognizing his small talent for acting. He’s been in recent movies such as Sisters (staring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey) as well as Trainwreck (starring Amy Schumer). In fact it was his role in Trainwreck where he played Steven, a gym addict who dated Schumer’s character, which has recently caught the attention of writer, Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service) who has requested that Cena be in his upcoming adaptation of Superior.
Only one cast member from the original Jurassic Park turned up in last year’s Jurassic World, and that’s B.D. Wong, who played the suddenly Machiavellian Dr. Henry Wu. Wong’s screen time in the first Jurassic checked out at about two-minutes near the beginning of the film, but what happened to all those other characters 20 years later? What happened to chaos enthusiast Ian Malcolm, or legacy kids Lex and Tim? How about Dr. Alan Grant, how is he coping in the Jurassic World world? While the production of Jurassic World 2 would probably love getting any one of the old cast in the sequel, the man that played Alan Grant has a grim perspective on where his character would be today. (more…)
What exactly is going on with Transformers: The Last Knight is a question inside an enigma and smothered in secret sauce. We know that the film will feature characters from all four previous live-action films, and that it will also feature King Arthur and Merlin for some reason. As non-sequitur flashbacks got, it’s not as bad as having the Transformers in Ancient Egypt, but Medieval times is still an odd place to find ROBOTS THAT TURN INTO CARS AND PLANES!!! The next level oddness is that The Last Knight will also seemingly flashback to World War II, but in the process of shooting that scene Michael Bay has stepped on some highly vaunted toes. (more…)