Peter DiDonato

Author Archive

kongggg

With the hype train going strong for Kong: Skull Island, March sure does feel like a long way away. It is bound to be packed all sorts of mythical monsters, dinosaurs and of course, the main attraction himself: King Kong. If you’re like us, you simply cannot wait to get your taste of all the chest-beating, Sam-Jackson-yelling action that awaits you. Fortunately, for those of you looking to get a taste of the action before it hits the big screen, you can get an incredible appetizer on the all-new Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure.

(more…)

hulkthumb-1463180790761_1280w

After months of disappointed tourists being unable to ride, The Incredible Hulk roller coaster is back and more pissed off than ever. Last September, the big green giant closed for a massive refurbishment. After sixteen years of thrilling park guests, Universal Studios figured that it was about time the attraction got a face-lift. Everything from the track to the trains to even the entrance would get a fresh coat of paint and give riders a relatively new ride experience to the same track layout. So after nearly a year of fine-tuning and fixing up the ride, how do the new changes hold up? Let’s find out. (more…)

graces_school

Saddle up your Toraks and tie up your reproductive ponytails, the biggest movie of all time is coming back…eventually. Yes, the next installments in the Avatar franchise have been in development for quite some time. Director James Cameron clearly wants them to be perfect, which might be why the sequels have faced more delays than the Dark Crystal sequel. While the plots of the new Avatar movies are still under wraps, James Cameron himself may have finally given us some insight on what they will be about.

(more…)

extended

Before the genius of Cloverfield, before the tedium of the Paranormal Activity sequels, and before the utter mediocrity of The Gallows, 1999’s The Blair Witch Project was the found footage horror film that started it all. Anybody who was a high school student in the late 90’s will probably remember this film as the one all of the grungey kids with black leather boots and waist-long hair lined up in droves to see at the multiplex. Whether you love or hate the film, it’s impossible to deny that it was a cultural phenomenon when it came out, and was a huge success for the filmmakers. However, despite its fame and longevity as a found footage classic, there is still more of the film that has yet to be seen.

(more…)

MV5BMTc0NDY0MjY4MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTA5OTQ3ODE@._V1_

Oh look! Another article about Honest Trailers. Yes, we have indeed discussed the wit and genius of the YouTube series time and time again. From critical bombs to acclaimed masterpieces, no movie is safe from a good ole’ Screen Junkies roasting. They have lampooned so many Hollywood movies over the past few years, that why should we even bother doing another article about them? Because their recent video took aim at perhaps one of the most deserving targets of the year: Batman: The Killing Joke(more…)

blitzway-ghostbusters-figures-196896

Still trying to wash the nasty taste of the controversy surrounding this summer’s Ghostbusters reboot? Do you want to appreciate the original franchise without being reminded of all the sound and fury signifying nothing? The controversy and the reboot itself (depending on your opinion of it) certainly made it a difficult year for the Ghostbusters fandom. On the bright side for fans, today brought some excellent news to help put behind all of the nonsense. (more…)

4fd62802933c655d7a5cfcaabea0ae79

When you think of comic book conventions, the first thing that most likely comes to mind is the one and only Comic Con in San Diego California. After all, it is the biggest comic con of the year and you can find many big stars and major announcements there. But what about the smaller conventions? You know, the local ones that not nearly as many people go to. While these smaller comic conventions aren’t as popular as the ones that coast an entire savings account to go to, they are nonetheless worthy of checking out. A perfect example of a small con with a big heart is last weekend’s Terrificon Comicon at the Mohegan Sun resort and casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. (more…)

o3zqp5oesehjbmaisbxv

Nickelodeon’s hype train of millennial nostalgia doesn’t seem to be dying down. Fans said “bring back the old shows,” and it seems like Nick is finally listening. Though many were disappointed with the trailer for the Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie, the faithful designs released for the upcoming Hey Arnold! movie still have 90’s kids as optimistic as ever. With series creator Craig Bartlett set to write the film, the long-awaited Hey Arnold! movie: The Jungle seems to be just the return to form that the network needs. As if the new Hey Arnold movie wasn’t enough, Nickelodeon announced today that another famous Nicktoon is coming back from the days of Dunkaroos and Planters Cheez Balls and onto your flat-screen TV.  (more…)

2 copy

DC’s ambition to craft a full-blown cinematic universe immediately after Man of Steel hasn’t exactly been working out for them. Both Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad, two films fans insisted would improve upon Man of Steel, fared even worse with critics and audiences. As of right now, a combination of studio interference and bad creative decisions are causing an unfortunate cycle for the DCEU. (more…)

png

After seeing how much ass he kicked in Captain America: Civil War, it’s no wonder why Marvel fans are craving to see his first Marvel Cinematic solo feature. After the sloppy, overstuffed mess that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we can certainly see why. Homecoming will certainly be an awseome way to kick off the 2017 summer movie season next May. Of course, what is any summer blockbuster without a high-speed hype train? In addition to Kevin Fiege promising a John Huges-style screenplay, the cast attached to it is pretty damn impressive as well. We’ve got Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as iron man, Marissa Tomei returning as the unexpectedly attractive Aunt May, Michael Keaton reportedly playing the Vulture (Finally! Birdman 4!), and even Childish Gambino himself playing a part. There are even some cast members that you may not have heard of, but are nonetheless welcome additions to the movie. (more…)