The Fall Movie Preview
Entertainment Weekly magazine releases its Fall Movie Preview issue this week and as you can see in the gallery presented here, they have chosen the forthcoming Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens as the cover star of the issue. Bad guy (?) Kylo Ren is featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s issue of EW magazine among a neat collection of new images from the film. Just a couple of days ago, we got to see a new Korean trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and that new trailer features a new scene of footage from the film. The photos collected here offer other new looks at the movie both as it will appear as a finished product and behind the scenes. Additionally, director JJ Abrams spoke with EW magazine about the movie and he gave some bit of spoilery plot information about the much-anticipated movie. Check out the gallery of photos and then click below to learn more about The Force Awakens. More »
At last, we get to see an actual hologram
Back in May we got to see the first trailer for the upcoming live-action Jem and the Holograms movie and, as you may recall, that first trailer confirmed all of our fears that the beloved cartoon that we remember from the ’80s has been bastardized and made into a tween, coming-of-age movie that looks nothing like the original source material. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for Jem and the Holograms and, as you can see above, we finally get to see an actual hologram in this new trailer. It *looks* like the producers are trying to present this movie in a much more favorable way this time around, probably because of the onslaught of negativity that was generated by the release of the first trailer back in the spring. It looks like Syngergy will be featured in the movie after all but not in the way that we know her. Check out the trailer above and get your second look at Jem and the Holograms and see what you think. Do the story tweaks that we see in this trailer make you feel better about the movie overall? This version of Jem will open in theaters on October 23.
Back in April, we got our first look at the first teaser video for the forthcoming Star Wars stand-alone spin-off movie Rogue One, which is due for release in December of next year. Today we get our first look at the first photo snapped on the set of Rogue One, which has begun filming production at Elstree Studios in England this week. As you can see below, this first photo gives us our first look at a group of Stormtroopers who were snapped chillin’ on set together, helmets off, shooting the breeze and whatnot. As production unfolds, we will likely get to see more (interesting) photos from the set but there always has to be a first photo. Click below and have a look and learn what we know of the just launched filming production of Star Wars: Rogue One. More »
“Um, I think I can confirm it"
Back in December, director Tim Burton confirmed that he was working on plans for a sequel film to Beetlejuice and confirmed that Winona Ryder would be returning to reprise her role in the film. Last night, Ryder was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers and she was asked if she could confirm that she will be appearing in the Beetlejuice sequel. At first she seemed hesitant but she did go on to re-confirm what Tim Burton had already confirmed by confirming what he already confirmed. So, if you had any lingering doubt as to whether or not Winona Ryder will really be appearing in the forthcoming sequel to Beetlejuice, linger no longer … Winona‘s Beetlejuice 2 casting has now been confirmed twice. Click below to watch video of Ryder‘s appearance on Late Night last night re-confirming what was already confirmed before. More »
It's probably better than the movie that was just released in theaters
Back in 1994, Fox produced a movie based on the Fantastic Four characters that was never meant to be released in order for the studio to hold on to the film rights to the characters and keep Marvel Studios from obtaining the movie rights (Fox‘s ability to hang on to the film rights for their Marvel Comics characters is dependent on the studio making theatrical movies at regular intervals). This past weekend, it looks like Fox did the same thing all over again with the hurried creation and release of Fantastic Four, a movie that virtually nobody paid money to see. The original 1994 movie has made its way to the Internets and is available for watching in full via the embed above (while it remains online). The movie is absolutely terrible but, I’m guessing, is still better than the movie that was released in theaters this weekend. If you have the time and inclination, watch The Fantastic Four (1994) and see what you think about the movie you were never meant to see.
He may join The Rock in the movie remake
Back in October of last year, we first learned that plans are in the works to adapt the TV series Baywatch into a feature film with Dwayne The Rock Johnson as the lead. Today we learn that plans for the film are still unfolding with the news that actor Zac Efron is now in negotiations to star in the movie with The Rock. To be honest, this sounds like the perfect movie for Zac. Baywatch is by no means a serious story and all Zac really needs to be able to do is run on the beach wearing red swim trunks. As far as I’m concerned, he deffo deserves a part in the movie. More »
Posted under: 'Baywatch', Zac Efron
It is unknown if he will reprise his original 'Ghostbusters' character
Last month, Ghostbusters reboot director Paul Feig revealed the names of the new all-female Ghostbusters that will appear in next year’s remake and, at the time, we also learned that original Ghostbusters actor Dan Akroyd will appear in the reboot in some capacity (either as a featured character or, as is more likely, as a cameo character). Today we learn that Akroyd‘s fellow castmember in the original Ghostbusters movies, Bill Murray, will also appear in the reboot. Because this casting news has yet to be officially confirmed, we don’t know if Murray will be reprising his Ghostbusters role of Dr. Peter Venkman or he’ll just film a cameo appearance but … it looks like the new Ghostbusters movie is going to look a bit like the original Ghostbusters movies. More »
Well, one new scene, actually
It has been some time since we’ve seen new footage from the much-anticipated Star Wars sequel film The Force Awakens (the most recent trailer came out in April and a behind the scenes, on-set video reel was screened at San Diego Comic-Con in July) but today we get to see a teeny, tiny bit of new footage from the film in the just-released Korean trailer of The Force Awakens. As you can see in the embed above, this trailer is subtitled for the Korean market and it features at least one new scene of footage. I was hoping for more but something is better than nothing. We should be getting a new trailer soon so … hold on for that. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters this Xmas so … it’ll be here in no time at all.
All about the money
I don’t know how many movie theatre shootings we’ve had in America over the past few years, but I know that it’s enough that it’s beginning to feel like a trend. Like school shootings, they’re starting to feel and sound normal, which is how you know things are horrible. There’s lots of discourse about the root of these problems with mass shootings and mass murders, but none of this discourse has led to any legislative changes. Now that Amy Schumer is tied, in some way, to a recent movie theatre shooting, she’s speaking out more about the issue. It’s clear that she has been affected by the attack that took place during a screening of her movie Trainwreck, and she’s trying to do her part to at least publicize the problem. Click inside for more.
Posted under: 'Trainwreck', Amy Schumer
"Why can't she just be a lesbian?"
The best part about watching this trailer is watching it while my almost seven year-old draws in a note book next to me. He immediately started asking questions about Ray. “Is Ray a girl or a boy? Because they said ‘boy,’ but then they said ‘she.’” I almost can’t believe how easy it is to “explain” a trans person to my son. “Ray was born a girl, but is now becoming a boy.” Sure, there were a few follow-up questions, but it’s just one more of the many conversations you have with your kid about how things work—not a big deal unless you make it a big deal. All that to say, I’m excited for one more movie centered on a trans character (still MUST see Tangerine), this one starring heavy hitters Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon. Peep the video for more!