Michael Fassbender Is Unsure As to When ‘Prometheus’ is Happening (But Assures Us it Definitely Still Is!)

- 05-12-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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There are a few simple rules regarding conversation in my house:

1. No politics

2. No religion

3. No insulting the films of Brian De Palma or David Cronenberg

4. Those who mention Prometheus will be shot

It’s not that I despise Prometheus (the first half is actually quite good), it’s just that the very thought of the movie’s squandered potential irks me to no end. So count me as someone who is actually looking forward to the sequel, as I hope (maybe against hope) that Ridley Scott & Co. can actually stick the landing this time, instead of dropping a giant, somewhat phallic-looking spaceship on my dome. Unfortunately, one of its busiest stars cast a shadow of doubt upon when we’re actually going to see the continued adventures of Elizabeth Shaw and the severed head of David the Robot today, thus meaning I can’t set a defined date upon which I can revisit and possibly revise my “house rules”.

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Joss Whedon Says ‘Age of Ultron’ Villain Is ‘Funny, Strange and Unexpected’

- 04-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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“…last time I had all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes versus one British character actor, and I needed more conflict.”

Joss Whedon is admittedly “having a blast” playing around with the new villain for the Avengers sequel Age of Ultron. While recently speaking with Empire magazine, he discussed not only the latest villain whom everybody’s favorite band of Marvel superheroes are facing off against, but also the overseas release dates (Marvel recently announced Avengers: Age of Ultron will get an earlier release of April 24, 2015, keeping with the recent trend of placing it ahead of the U.S. date) and also how the textures of the architecture in the United Kingdom are being emphasized during the filming of the biggest MCU sequel to date.

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Robin Williams to Return for ‘Mrs. Doubtfire 2′, Hopefully With New Children to Care For

- 04-17-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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I’m not really sure how this is going to work (yet I really can’t wait to see them try), but there’s now a Mrs. Doubtfire 2 in the works, despite the fact that it has been twenty years since Chris Columbus’ initial film hit theaters. Robin Williams (who co-produced the first) is returning to star in the film, more than likely hoping to replicate the original’s $440 million worldwide box office take. Since the children are now all grown, I can only hope that this somehow becomes Williams and Columbus’ White Madea series, if only for the potential of a Tyler Perry crossover.

A race war led by two weird dudes in old lady drag? The possibilities seem endless.

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‘Chronicle 2′ Finds Itself Landis-less; Lands New Writer

- 04-01-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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Any day where Max Landis loses a job is a good one. This is, after all, the guy who gave what is arguably the most misogynistic interview on ‘LA Dating’ ever. Maybe he can take the time off to enroll in an etiquette class. Or just jump off a cliff.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system (April Fools will turn a good man grumpy), it seems that, despite enjoying his “darker” script for the sequel to he and Josh Trank’s 2012 sleeper hit, Fox has passed on Landis and hired Jack Stanley to pen the second entry in their faux-Akira franchise.

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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…)