If you grew up reading R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps and Fear Street YA horror novels, the thought of one of the author’s career defining series finally being made into a movie probably seems like a strange proposition. It’s not that the books are bad or unadaptable (quite the contrary), but instead are simply old; an anthology that has been continued long enough that the stories have become multi-generational. Goosebumps has already been turned into a Canadian TV series (which ran from 1995 to 1998) and Tim Burton first attempted to get a film adaptation off the ground fifteen years ago.
So here we are, with a Goosebumps movie arriving in theaters on October 16, only to find that it stars Jack Black as R.L. Stine. Yes, that Jack Black. Below is your first look at this monster cash grab with the Goosebumps trailer and poster. (more…)
George Miller’s Mad Max Fury Road is truly one of the most unique and adrenaline-fueled action films created to date. It’s packed with memorable and enjoyable characters and, of course, suped up monster cars. It’s filled with all the required thrills and spills – an all-out rush of visceral, kinetic power.
Avalanche Studios are hoping to do the same with gaming consoles this September with the release of their Mad Max video game. Can they live up to the movie? Watch the latest full trailer and decide for yourself.
The Electronic Arts Expo is throwing out trailers and announcements fast and hard. We’ve got a fever, and the only cure is more games!
After Microsoft’s stellar line-up, it’s now Ubisoft’s turn. And, boy, did they let loose a fury of fantastic titles with SouthPark: The Fractured but Whole, For Honor, Anno 2205, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and more! (more…)
It seems that every year, a few musicals are sprinkled throughout the holiday season and many of them wind up being some of the most beloved films of the year. This year, there will be two musicals fighting during the holidays for their right to take home the Oscar for Best Musical: Annie and Into The Woods. Annie has given audiences a couple of trailers at this point and there really are no questions about what the film will be presenting audiences when it releases next month. Into The Woods, on the other hand, has only given us a short teaser with absolutely no music, and a very iffy EW photo shoot. Now that we are a little over a month and a half away from its Christmas release date, Into The Woods has finally released a trailer worth watching and (spoiler alert) there’s actually music in it! (more…)
The Despicable Me movies aren’t in the upper echelon of critically animated kid flicks, but they’re sappy, funny, and hell, they gave us The Minions. Those slap-stick, yellow skinned, nugget men with their own funny language. Oh sure, there’s an absolute overdose of Minion things on the internet and on social networks, but hey, these guys are funny. Who can resist these cute little bastards and their hilarious antics? No one, no one I tell you! It’s a Minion kind of world and we’re just living in it.
It’s no surprise these yellow oblonged shaped beings have got their own movie. The film, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, features the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and doesn’t open until July 10, 2015. That’s a long ways away but you can already watch the Minions trailer. Check it out below and see if you can resist cracking a smile. (more…)
Did anybody watch ‘Star Wars Rebels’ the other night on ABC, where Darth Vader ordered an Inquisitor to murder children? And how about that Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff that’s been in the news recently? There’s been a whole lot of Star Wars buzz going around, but not much about Episode 7 until today. Thank goodness someone is working on better SW movies to take the bad taste of the recent trilogy out of our mouths. But if the rumors are true, there will definitely be some elements involved that I wholly disapprove of. But I’ll be there right first in line anyway, because I’m a long-time fan. And as far as I’m concerned, the trailer for the first entry in a brand new trilogy can’t come fast enough. (more…)
I’m dating myself here, but I vaguely remember that when ‘The Green Hornet’ hit TV screens, China went ballistic in seeing someone who looked like them play the superhero Kato. He was by no means the main character, but don’t tell that to Hong Kong because they changed the title to ‘The Kato Show.’ That was completely out of pride and love for their real life hometown hero Bruce Lee and a little bit of “not getting it.” Japan, on the other hand, isn’t doing anything like that. Like most countries, Japan likes to take stuff and just twist it into their interpretation of it, flummoxing the hell out of everybody else. And that’s why they’re awesome. Here we have three Japanese TV spots of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ that start off in the end zone and end up in right field. Join me in trying to decipher these super best terrific visuals! (more…)
Disney is no stranger to the musical genre. As a matter of fact, it wouldn’t be unfair to say that musicals are Disney’s bread and butter and they have almost perfected the art of transforming a medium that some choose to avoid into a mainstream movie event that appeals to almost any demographic. The trailer for the latest outing in Disney’s movie musical library, Into the Woods, doesn’t showcase much of the music that will likely fill almost every scene, but it does give audiences plenty of reasons to run to the theater opening weekend. (more…)
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…)
It’s hard to believe that SpongeBob SquarePants fandom has been going strong for 15 years but it’s true. Since its debut in 1999, the series aired hundreds of episodes, produced 3 albums, inspired several video games, and is even the backdrop to many theme park rides. On top of all of this, a major motion picture was released in 2004 that grossed over $140mil worldwide. Considering all of this, it’s safe to say that the latest movie, SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out Of Water is long overdue. (more…)