Fast and the Furious producer Chris Morgan is rebooting their Universal movie monsters into a connected Universal Monsters cinematic universe that begins with Alex Kurtzman‘s The Mummy. I definitely wrote this reboot off, as soon as it was announced, I loved the orginal series and of course without the main cast making it what it was (*cue Brendan Fraiser memes*) I didn’t want to give much attention to it. Of course, I caught a glimpse of the trailer during my evening sit down of The Walking Dead and had to make my way over to watching this “teaser trailer” a few more times. Watch The Mummy Teaser trailer now after the jump.
Barbie has been setting unrealistic body standards and gender roles for women since 1959. Sure, makers of the beloved American doll, Mattel, have tried to break its own mold and shake the stigma with more modern Barbie dolls – what with Computer Engineer Barbie, Spaghetti Chef Barbie (just threw that one in there ’cause, yeah, wow that’s a thing?), and President + Vice President Barbie…etc. Still, Barbie and her ethnic variations are always made beautiful and are always fashion forward. Not to say that there is anything so egregiously wrong with that…but it does send a bad message to young girls, instilling the idea that in order to be successful, you have to be beautiful and own the nicest clothes and materialistic things.
So, upon hearing that Barbie is now getting a live-action movie, one would think it’s going to take the beauty-parading position as made synonymous with the character, right? Perhaps a quasi-inspired version Legally Blonde ? Well, surprisingly, this contemporary spin on the property challenges the perfect people and perfect world set by Barbie and friends. *picks jaw up from floor* (more…)
For a project that has been floating in the social consciousness for almost fifteen years now, Alien 5 still remains something of a mystery. It has had a number of different names attached to and dropped off it over the years, with everything from plot to characters to art released and then either retracted or put on hold as time went on and nothing came of it. Now that 2017 is just around corner, we’re finally getting close to seeing an actual product, as it has been said that work will really get underway after the Prometheus prequel Alien: Covenent, due for release in May of next year. (more…)
Here’s one of those remake projects like The Crow that has been on the books for some time, suffering the departure of one creator after the other as studio heads hope that name recognition of an established I.P. means beaucoup bucks at the box office. So here we go again with Escape from New York, pretty much the biggest title from John Carpenter‘s catalogue that has still yet to become a remade. Well don’t worry, somebody’s getting around to it, but you might not like what they’re planning. If you’re thinking that Hollywood can still screw up a sure thing, in the case of Escape from New York, you might be right. Spoilers ahead (possibly). (more…)
We’re getting closer and closer to the first Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer as James Gunn releases a first look at a new alien character from the much-anticipated sequel. Gunn’s Facebook post identifies Stephen Blackehart (Super) who was in Guardians of the Galaxy as the Nowhere Dispatcher. This time though, Blackehart is under a lot more makeup, take a look after the jump. (more…)
The first of several proposed sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar will finally come to theaters at some point in 2018. By the time Avatar 2 comes out it will have been 10 years since the release of the first film from 2008. Do audiences still give a sh*t? Time certainly has not been on the franchise side. Avatar is remembered as a ground breaking 3D movie (arguably starting the 3D trend that most everyone now hates) just as much as it recalled for a having an uninspired story. Like Fern Gully, Pocahontas, and Dances With Wolves before it, Avatar is just another salty reminder that where there are indigenous people, there are greedy white men to ruin their day and their lives… along with at least one white guy that feels really bad about it.
Avatar is, at the end of the day, the highest grossing movie of all time. Swinging people back to it, yeah, James Cameron isn’t too worried about it. Still, there are many defectors that will need strong convincing to be invested again. Maybe a word from Sigourney Weaver, talking about how great the new scripts are, will spark some interest, eh? (more…)
The latest Foot Locker commercial is raising some questions about the potential return of Space Jam to our screens. The new ad showed the return of the Monstars and the Toon Squad, and also featured LA Clippers star Blake Griffin and Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler. What does this mean? There have been no official announcements regarding a Space Jam sequel, but the commercial seems to be throwing out some pretty big hints that Space Jam could be coming back in a big way. (more…)
A lot of big movies come out at this time of year, blockbusters looking to make franchise money, and prestige pictures looking for awards consideration. But this is also a big time of year for pending releases. In the next several weeks, expect to see new trailers for many of 2017’s most anticipated movies, including some ones you might have forgotten that you were anticipating. To wit, consider The Mummy. Not only is it a remake of the classic Universal Monster movie from 1932 starring Boris Karloff, and not only is it the next big movie starring Tom Cruise, but its the kick-off to a shared Universal Monsters universe. And now, there’s a teaser… (more…)
Considering the huge amount of publicity Pokémon has received this year thanks to a certain popular augmented reality game, it’s not really surprising that we’ll be seeing a new Pokémon feature film coming out soon. Legendary Pictures announced in July that they had plans to create the live-action movie Detective Pikachu, with writers Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) and Nichole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) coming on board to work on its script. It looks like the movie now has a director too, as Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) has also just joined the Detective Pikachu team. (more…)
Two weeks from tonight, you will likely be sitting in a preview screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the latest in a likely long line of Star Wars movies. We’re nuts for it! Brought to us by Godzilla director Gareth Edwards, the movie will likely be loaded with Easter eggs and references to other Star Wars stories, in fact we already know there is one, the appearance of Clone Wars character Saw Gerrera in the person of Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker. That maybe the first egg, but it won’t be the last, and Edwards was all too eager to share another. (more…)