Man, The Lego Movie made a hell of a splash, even if the Academy somehow managed to overlook the talent that was required to put a movie of that scale together. Well, if you are among the millions who are counting the moments until the sequel hits the big screen in 2018, you now how even more of a reason to be excited for the upcoming film. Warner Brothers has announced that Monster House scribe Rob Schrab will be directing the sequel. Yes. Everything IS awesome. (more…)
Remember this image? It’s not exactly the most engaging piece of movie poster art, but it did tease well that all our favorite heroes were going to be together, and in one place, fighting the good fight in The Avengers. By comparison, the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, will feature more heroes, more action, and more edge of your seat excitement, but can all that be delivered on one, singular poster image? Well, don’t think that Marvel Studios won’t try. Submitted for your approval today, is the official movie posted for Age of Ultron, and within this simple image is more than just a hint of our heroes in action. The fine print also suggests who and what might have a more substantial part in the story. (more…)
The Hollywood reboot train continues its trip though all of our favorite childhood franchises, this time stopping off at Indiana Jones. Original franchise helmer Steven Spielberg is behind the project and has stated that he hopes to whip-up Chris Pratt, the charming every man behind Star Lord and star of the upcoming Jurassic World, for the leading role. If this comes to fruition, the only thing left is for J.J. Abrams to cast Pratt in a Star Wars role to complete Pratt’s road to the Hollywood Dark Side of Awesomeness. Of course the media can’t let any opportunity to ask Pratt about the Jones role pass and, this time, MTV cornered Pratt on the Oscars carpet to find out if Pratt might let some tasty information slip. (more…)
This is not your father’s Power Rangers movie. All the goofy, brightly colored costumes, and rubber monsters are gone. Blasted away by this dirty, gritty, re-imagining of one of our childhood favorites. I’m not really a fan of the gritty reboot-type works that Hollywood seems infatuated with these days. Not everything needs to be darker, hell some humor every now and then has a place in film. So I found myself surprised that my anti-gritty-re-imagining radar wasn’t flashing and making that weird repeating klaxon noise in my head as I watched this fan film by Joseph Kahn. Throw in Katee Sackhoff and James Van Der Beek and you’ve got my full attention. (more…)
Well, two of them at least.
When the first teaser trailer for Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four (Fantfourstic?) reboot dropped last month, it was met with mixed reactions. Notably that it didn’t really seem to feature Marvel’s First Family being all that fantastic and superhero-y. Is this fourth swing at Reed Richards and the rest going to be a dark and gritty hard sci-fi take on the beloved superhero team? Sorta looked that way with the teaser only teasing a quick look at their superpowers in action (Mr. Fantastic about to stretch and maybe The Thing sorta crumbling or something,) framed with sad people in dark rooms with computers being sad with a very Interstellar feel about it while not-Morgan Freeman narrated.
Well, before passing too much judgement, we should wait till we see more, Right? Well, thanks to a brave little Instagramer, hulk_union, we have a brief glimpse of the alternate trailer that is running in front of Kingsman: The Secret Service in select theaters that shows off a little more.
Joss Whedon. Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron, which, as I’m sure you already know, comes out in a theater near you in just over two months time. Apparently, some of you are a little miffed that Whedon in his infinite wisdom decided to tweak the titular villain’s origin for the film by making him a creation of Iron Man Tony Stark as opposed to using his comic book creator Dr. Henry Pym. Well, it turns out that Whedon feels your pain. Ultron’s origins was one of many questions addressed by Whedon in an interview done during the production of the Avengers sequel. (more…)
If you’re a child of the late eighties haven’t been watching The Goldbergs then you are missing out on some fantastic memories of times gone by, back before the Internet changed everything. This week, The Goldbergs is doing a Ferris Buehller’s Day Off episode and they’ve brought in the big gun to sit like a ripe cherry on top, Charlie Sheen. That’s right, Sheen is going to reprise his iconic role as “Boy in the police station.” (more…)
Oscars Smoscars… let’s take a look at what everyone really cares about, the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards! That’s right, who cares what won best picture when you can find out which movies, actors, and actresses were the worst in their field in 2014. Everyone loves a good train-wreck and these were some of the best train-wrecks in Hollywood last year. (more…)
So what do you say about the 87th Annual Academy Awards and its list of nominated films that most people aren’t going to watch until they come out on Netflix (Foxcatcher and Whiplash you’ll be in my queue soon enough)? Or how do you recap a show in which all of its take away moments are instantly shared and talked about on social media? I’m truthfully not sure. But lets give it a try.
This year’s Oscars was fun, surprisingly relaxed, and cheerfully heart warming. It also featured Neil Patrick Harris in his underwear. So yeah, there’s that. (more…)
The idea of rebooting Indiana Jones (or any classic pop culture movie property for that matter) is almost an abhorrent idea. I say almost because certain people involved in this talked about new version are not only giving moment for pause but making the hate meter go in the other direction (at least for some people).
None of this is official or even substantially accurate, but it’s been going around the interwebz that Disney has Chris Pratt as the frontrunner to take on the mantle of whip cracking archeologist Dr. Indiana Jones. While fans of the franchise have been debating the potential of Pratt replacing the role made famous by Harrison Ford, now one half of the creative team from the original movies (supposedly) both endorses that idea and wants to direct him in it. (more…)