Movies

1968 was a seminal year in American history.

That was the year of the Battle of Khe Sanh and the Tet offensive in Vietnam.  It was the year that saw Laugh In premier on TV, the Beatles formed Apple Records, and the Pope came out against birth control.  Both Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated.  It was also the year that two seminal science fiction films came out, Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Not only did they come out the same year…they premiered on the same day, April 3rd. (more…)

McFarlane Spawns Reboot With Jamie Foxx

There have been stories for years that Spawn creator Todd McFarlane wanted to do a reboot of the character on screen.  He made no secret of the fact that he wanted actor Jamie Foxx to take on the role of Al Simmons, a.k.a. SPAWN.  Foxx made no secret of the fact he wanted the role.  Today the casting of Foxx in the role was confirmed along with the detail that Blumhouse Productions will produce the film.

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Woody Harrelson Hints At Carnage Cameo In Venom Movie

The Venom movie might still be months away from its official release, but speculation regarding the film’s plot, characters and cameos has just ramped up a notch. For those of you not completely familiar with Venom, another big Marvel anti-hero likely to earn an R Rating, he started life as a Spider-Man villain, but has since gone on to become one of the publisher’s most well known vigilantes. (Possible spoiler down below.) (more…)

The original announcement that AMC would create an adaptation of Dan Simmons award-winning novel The Terror was notable not only because many felt the novel would make for great television, but because it was announced as an anthology series. The Terror is a sprawling giant of a novel that spans almost 250,000 words and reaches almost 800 pages. Throughout his sprawling narrative, Simmons expertly splices several conflicts, narrates multiple point-of-view characters, and alternates between past and present timelines. That means that adapting the novel into a series that has received favourable reviews all-round rather than a feature-film was a smart choice. But while we can say the show itself was good, readers might want to know how good an adaptation it was. (more…)

A few months ago, we received a teaser trailer for the upcoming Christopher Robin film. It didn’t show a lot of the premise of the film, but what it did show was Winnie the Pooh in live action setting. While there were people the criticised how Pooh looked, the overall thoughts were positive. Having a film that has Pooh search out an older Christopher Robin seems like the exact film we need. Then came the release of a new trailer today, and I can say it hit every emotion it needed.

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Reports today from The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Disney and Lucasfilm have found a writer and director for the Boba Fett movie. Theories run wild about whether or not we’ll see some more history behind the mysterious bounty hunter or if we’ll see him crawl from the sarlacc pit and escape his assumed death from 35 years ago. Disney seems to be amping up their Anthology series, Star Wars films set in the Original Trilogy era, with rumors of an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and Lucasfilm eyeing directors. Will the movies continue to be financial successes? With the Han Solo movie’s advanced tickets sales doubling what Black Panther sold, it seems the force is strong with the Anthology series.

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After grasping at a sequel for years, Sony is finally getting a grip on it’s next installment in the Men In Black series. Instead of a direct sequel the studio is opting for a spin-off. With no definitive title yet, the movie simply referred to as MIB is set in London. Rumor has it the franchise is expanding it’s universe to allow more options for stories. Ahead of the casting news, 2018 Las Vegas Licensing Expo featured a poster for the new movie with the line “MIB in theaters summer 2019”. Is it enough to generate hype for the film? Can big names sell the tickets to fill seats for a spin-off?

 

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DC’s Shazam Costume Revealed

DC’s Captain Marvel, alter ego of teenager Billy Batson, is the star of the Shazam comics and one of the original BIG superheroes. With that in mind, it’s fair to say, the comic’s fans are eagerly awaiting any information they can get about the forthcoming movie – which will be another in DC’s expanded cinematic universe. So far, the studio and actors have been pretty tight-lipped about it, but thanks to Zachary Levi, fans now have their first official look at the costume he will don when he becomes Captain Marvel. (more…)