Trailer For ‘The Purge 2: Binge & Purge’ Seems to Feature Actual Purging

- 03-28-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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I apologize for the bulimia joke in that headline. I am a bad person.

The first Purge movie didn’t actually feature any of the “chaos in the streets” its premise promised, which was my main complaint with the movie as a whole. Other than that, I kind of enjoyed the Ethan Hawke centered home invasion tale, even if I couldn’t figure out why, if all crime is legal for twelve hours, his family’s attackers still felt the need to wear masks (answer: apparently producer Michael Bay thought they’d “look cool”). Thankfully, the second installment in this new franchise seems to be doing away with the single setting and is throwing none other than Frank Grillo (who can also be seen kicking ass and taking names as Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Solider next week) out into this desolate landscape on a vengeful mission.

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Disney & Pixar Announce ‘Incredibles 2′ is in the Works

- 03-18-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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BREAKING. About 10 years after the release of The Incredibles, Disney CEO Robert A. Iger dropped some surprise news of the pleasant variety when he told shareholders and D23 Members at today’s Annual General Meeting that Pixar is developing a big screen sequel to the animated superhero film. (more…)

At Least One ‘Jurassic Park’ Actor is Landing on ‘Jurassic World’

- 03-18-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Both of the Jurassic Park sequels so far have featured at least two characters from the original Steven Spielberg film. In the case of the upcoming fourth sequel, Jurassic World, it seemed as though filmmakers were going out of there way to not have anyone from any previous Jurassic film. Fair enough, it’s been 13 years since the last movie, and a lot can happen in that time, it may be enough to say that Dr. Alan Grant and Co. are just getting to old for that dinosaur $#!%. But in a new interview, director Colin Trevorrow let it be known that there are indeed some known faces in his film, or at least one anyway. (more…)

Larry the Cable Guy Will Replace Ah-nuld in ‘Jingle All the Way 2′

- 02-11-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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No, there are not two Larry the Cable Guys and the headline refers to the one you’re thinking about. For some strange reason that defies explanation, someone is working on a sequel to Jingle All the Way. You may recall the original film, it was released in 1996 and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad as dads competing to get their hands on a very popular action figure called Turbo Man. So is Turbo Man making a comeback after 18 years? In toys, as with everything, what goes around comes around. (more…)

Whedon Using ‘Godfather Part 2′ as Model for ‘Avengers Part 2′

- 01-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Even the most cynical moviegoer has to admit that The Godfather Part II shirks the curse of the inferior sequel, and reversely maybe, arguably is better than the original. So if you’re going to model your own sequel on a single film, you couldn’t chose much better than that Francis Ford Coppola film. Joss Whedon, being a perfectly smart cookie in his own right, is saying that the Godfather sequel was at the top his mind while writing the script for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. So how do the two compare? Let’s let Whedon explain… (more…)

‘Mockingjay’ Gets T-Bagged, Adds Robert Knepper to Cast

- 12-11-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Now that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a certified hit, all eyes turn to the trilogy-turned-quadrilogy’s final two chapters, Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2. Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, and Lily Rabe have already signed up joined the fun, along with returning cast members like Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, but now one more name has been added to the call sheet, and it’s everybody’s favorite prison psycho Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell, or Robert Knepper as the actor likes to be called. And in an interesting detail, it seems he’s playing a character that doesn’t appear in the book. (more…)

‘Ender’s Game’ Sequel? Maybe for TV

- 11-08-13Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The box office reaction to Ender’s Game has been good, but not great. It’s made $32.5 million in its first five days at the North American box office, and had taken in another $9 million overseas, and while that maybe be good enough for it to recoup costs, it’s not exactly the kind of big money to build a franchise on. And that’s why the studio that produced it, Lionsgate, is looking to continue the saga, just on TV screens. (more…)

Because You Demanded It (?) ‘Saw 8′ in Active Development

- 11-05-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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And you thought they had tied everything up in a neat little package. Shoot, they even paid Cary Elwes enough to come back for a couple of days of work. Regardless though of what you may have thought, sources say that Lionsgate is looking to get back into the Jigsaw Killer business by putting an eighth Saw movie into active development. (more…)

Two ID4 Sequel Scripts, But Only One with Will Smith in Mind

- 10-24-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It must be tough to develop a major movie like the proposed sequel to Independence Day (which is commonly known by the unconfirmed title ID Forever), especially if you aren’t 100 per cent sure that your original film’s star (and biggest name) is going to get off the fence and sign up to appear, or not. In Roland Emmerich‘s case the solution is clear, you write two scripts: one featuring Will Smith‘s character, and one that doesn’t. (more…)

Del Toro Confirms That ‘Pac-Rim 2′ is Still Alive and Kicking

- 10-16-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro always has a couple of projects on the go, and one of those currently spinning plates is Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to this past summer’s giant monster versus giant robot nerd-pleaser. But wait a minute, you may say, didn’t Pacific Rim tank at the box office? First, you’ve got some nerve buster! And second, according to Box Office Mojo, it’s made over $100 million domestically and another $300 million worldwide, effectively breaking even. So game on for a sequel? As far as del Toro’s concerned it’s game on for a sequel script at least. (more…)