Reception to Disney’s live-action adaptations have varied. Some films like Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book was received with more than warm regards, while other films Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent were outright forgettable. Regardless, Disney taking some of their classic stories and/or characters and given them the live-action treatment has been quite financially successful for the house of mouse. While Beauty and The Beast starring Emma Watson is the next on deck, there is a whole series of other adaptations in the works; including Cruella, a live-action origin story for the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella De Vil.
It’s already be reported that Emma Stone will be cast as that “inhuman beast.” And now, the project has taken another leap forward, in that it has just landed a director
Of all the “failicious”, yeah I just made that word up, Spider iterations over the last 8 years that we have dealt with and are set to deal with in the future; this Spider-Gwen trailer puts some fresh-air into the story, that it sorely needed. But here is the kicker….it’s fan-made. Weep tears as you watch the craftily edited trailer below.
For those who prefer to get their Ghostbusters reboot news all in one, compact package, I present to you with the latest in what’s happening in Hollywood. Today we have a triple play of Ghostbusters info, including a word from Dan Aykroyd, the reveal on why Emma Stone passed when she was offered a role in the movie and even some details regarding what we can expect. So scroll down and enlighten your brain a bit. (more…)
It seems the interweb has gone into overdrive due to all the leaked information regarding Sony‘s Spider-Man franchise. The fact that we now know Marvel tried their best to acquire the character by reaching out to Sony, makes the leaked information all the more irritating. Taking a stab in the dark here, I’m guessing I wouldn’t be the only one thinking that it is time for Spider-Man to return home, where he will finally be able to join his crime-fighting co-horts. Sony need to stop beating at the proverbial dead horse, as they have done all they can with Spidey. Another (soft) reboot would be a horrific idea that would no doubt result is Spider-Man fatigue (some of us already had Spider-Man fatigue before the rebooted Amazing Spider-Man hit the big-screen). Come on Sony, …pass it on to someone with the Midas touch (Kevin Feige) and you can still make some money out of the franchise through a distribution deal. (more…)
You probably thought it was all over for more Zombieland, after the horrifically failed attempt to bring the franchise to the small screen blew up messier than a shotgun blast to a ripened zombie skull. Don’t give Zombieland 2 that double tap to the head just yet though. Sony has breathed new life into the sequel’s rotting carcass by bringing Godzilla and Expendables script writer Dave Callaham on board to draft a Zombieland 2 script with the help of director Ruben Fleischer. What does this all mean? (more…)
Once upon a time, Marvel Comics was being dragged hopelessly into bankruptcy. In order to stay afloat, they sold off precious movie rights to their most popular characters. That money helped enable them to create their own studio, and that’s why we get to see awesome films like ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy.’ Those film companies would become rivals and prove themselves incapable of regularly releasing hits starring the Marvel properties. An attempt at making a good Hulk movie bombed and the rights went back home. Same deal with Daredevil. But Spiderman is a longshot. Sony Pictures is dead set on keeping that property, even if that have to reboot it every few years – origin story rehash included! And Cinema Sins and Screen Junkies will be there to point at them and laugh. Welcome to 19 whole minutes of blasting the crapfest that is ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2.’
Birdman is the latest movie from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel, Biutiful) and if this newest trailer is to be believed, it may be one of the best superhero movies in a very long time. Quite a feat, considering there are no superheroes in the movie. Michael Keaton stars as Riggan Thomson, an actor who was best known for his role as the superhero “Birdman” during his younger years. Time has not been kind to Thomson as his younger alter-ego continues to follow him even though he has not worn the costume in many-a-year. After careful consideration, he decides to return to his roots as the iconic character by producing a Birdman Broadway play in which he will write, star and direct. (more…)
I usually feel like a colossal piece of shit when I root for a film to fail (because who knows how art will age, be viewed in the context of history, etc.), but I definitely think I can make an exception when it comes to Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man films. These ‘movies’ are artless, consumerist dog-piles; the worst examples of comic book anti-cinema being authored by a boardroom full of bottom-line motivated suits. But it looks like we’re going to be spared another feature-length trailer for future franchise installments for at least a little while longer, as Sony may be pushing Marc Webb’s third pile-driver of fuck back until 2017 (though ‘never’ is certainly the better option). (more…)
My love for Michael Keaton borders on obsession. And, no, I’m not a huge fan of him just because he played Batman. Keaton’s comedic skills and intensity and overall character work is unlike anyone else out there. Often mimicked but never duplicated, Keaton is in a class of his own.
That’s why it’s such a bummer that he’s been below the radar for so long. However, when he does re-emerge in something (even the iffy RoboCop remake) people always say, “Hey, why isn’t Michael Keaton in more stuff? And why isn’t he a bigger star?”
With his new film, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, Keaton might be getting that comeback he so rightly deserves. (more…)
Spider-Man has once again swung into theaters with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The sequel, released this weekend, has been met with polarizing fanfare (have you seen our review?). While fans are still chattering on what they liked and didn’t like (with more on the latter side), the movie has grossed $369 million worldwide already. Which means we’re practically assured, whether the haters like it or not, more films under the Sony Pictures banner. Sorry kids, Marvel ain’t getting the Spider-Man film rights back any time soon. The Marc Webb established cinematic Spider-Man universe, and its hodge podge of ideas and encumbered story telling, is here to stay. While some of us less favorable fans come to terms with that, we’ve compiled a collection new TASM content to throw in your face. Below you’ll find concept art, stills from the cut post credit scene, and some words from Marc Webb on what’s in store for the future. (more…)