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The internet was created to be an open forum of ideas and opinions. The problem is that not all of those opinions are going to be positive, or even fair. As the saying goes, everyone’s a critic and no-one understands this better than the cast and crew of the upcoming remake of Ghostbusters starring Kirsten Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. (more…)

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Michael Keaton is no stranger to donning a cape and a mask; he’s done it three times so far, if you count both of his stints as the Caped Crusader.  Usually, though, he is the hero of the story, albeit a dark one.  In Birdman, 1989’s Batman, and Batman Returns, Keaton has played a borderline anti-hero.  In fact, to many he IS Batman.  This time, the former Batman and Birdman actor will be crossing that line in the sand and playing the villain, for a Marvel film nonetheless.  At least, that’s the what the rumors are saying.  (more…)

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Way back (a couple of years ago) when word came out through the Sony email hack that the studio was developing a crossover between Men in Black and 21 Jump Street we were all unanimous in our appraisal that while Sony may have been floating a trial balloon internally, it would almost certainly be too preposterous to pursue. Shows what we know. Now, the MiB/Jump Street crossover is so real that Sony is now actively promoting its development, and in front of theater owners yesterday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, they actually gave it a title. On the other hand, they also announced the involvement of a pair of key figures that should mitigate fan concerns. (more…)

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Way back when Sony tried to reboot Spider-Man in 2012, they decided to distinguish the new series by calling it The Amazing Spider-Man after the long-running comic book featuring the Wall-Crawler. Many fans thought they would name the inevitable sequel after another Spidey comic like The Spectacular Spider-Man, or Web of Spider-Man, but Sony went with the much more prosaic The Amazing Spider-Man 2 instead. So then fans thought: maybe they could use those other Spider-Man titles for the upcoming rebooted reboot sponsored by Marvel Studios, but nope, apparently they had a better idea. As hinted at last week, the next movie will be called Spider-Man: Homecoming. (more…)

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Re-imagining nostalgic nerd films 30 years after the fact is always a bold move and Ghostbusters seems to be making one heck of a gambit with its audience. Whatever you opinion on the new film is, you have to agree that Sony‘s promotional campaign seems to be pulling all the stops in an effort to back it up. Its recently released international trailer seems to be taking things in a new direction, giving more screen-time for another much-vaunted cast member…

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It seems that Paul Feig’s live action Ghostbusters reboot was just the first step in building a franchise. An animated movie is currently in development by Sony Pictures Animation as well, with the added expertise of Clash of Clans commercial director Fletcher Moules. Along with a second live action film already in development starring Channing Tatum and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War), Sony has even gone as far as to gather original Ghostbusters Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd to lead a creative collective called Ghost Corps. The goal of the Corps seems to be the creation of a cinematic universe. (more…)

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It wasn’t too long ago when Rovio‘s Angry Birds mega-franchise infested every nook and cranny of mobile gaming: from ill-considered Pixar licensing to a Star Wars expansion to the obligatory space simulator, the game took the concept of flightless birds vs limbless pigs tossing and just ran with it. However, the recently released international trailer for the film seems to raise more questions than it answers in the first place…

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If you were a kid in 1995, you were most likely captivated by Jumanji. Watching little kid versions of Kirsten Dunst and some voice actor guy playing the game and unleashing bats and lions and giant mosquitoes in their house, caused the imagination of many a child to run wild. With Robin Williams doing some of what he does best and talented director Joe Johnston (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Captain America: The First Avenger) at the helm, Jumanji earned a special place in many little hearts. Sony is hoping to recapture some of that magic and cash in on a remake of Jumanji. They have set a release date for Christmas of this year and they just announced a director for the movie- Jake Kasdan.

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Tom Holland Couldn’t Be More Excited To Be Spider-Man

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It’s safe to say that Tom Holland is a little bit happy to be playing Spider-Man, or, at least, the latest incarnation of the big screen Spider-Man now officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Currently doing publicity for Ron Howard’s recently released In The Heart of the Sea, Holland is naturally being asked lots of questions about ‘ole Webhead, his part in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and the future Spider-Man reboot that’s not a reboot movie. And he couldn’t be more enthusiastic. (more…)