The Park is finally open
At the start of this month, we got to see a behind the scenes featurette for the upcoming sequel film Jurassic World that expertly reminded us how amazing the first film, Jurassic Park, is/was/will forever be. Today, we get to check out a new TV spot for Jurassic World, due in theaters on June 12, that uses the voice of Dr. John Hammond from Jurassic Park (played by Richard Attenborough) to narrate the attractions and features of Jurassic World. They are really going out of their way to remind potential Jurassic World viewers of Jurassic Park, which is a brilliant promo strategy, I think. Click above to watch the TV spot and get excited, we are less than a month away from the release of Jurassic World!
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The TV Guide
Late last night, Sony Pictures announced plans to remake the 1995 movie The Craft for a new generation and almost immediately, friends, PITNB readers and fellow fans of The Craft started flooding my social media accounts and my email inbox with links and comments … so much so that I felt I needed to take some time to process the news and then form a reasoned opinion. After a few hours, I decided I needed to take the night … and then this morning, I decided I needed a bit more time. Without question, The Craft is one of the more important movies of my life (for various reasons) so news that will be remake with a new cast and, likely, a new story has been hard to process. A very minuscule part of me loves the story so much, that a perfectly made remake helmed by a female director might offer a fun new take on witch tale … but, overwhelmingly, the rest of me is screaming that this idea to remake The Craft is a bad, very bad idea. More »
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He has reportedly been offered the role of Newt Scamander
Back in May of last year, we learned that the first Harry Potter spin-off movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be released in theaters next year. Last month, we first learned that Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne was being eyed for the lead role in the movie as Newt Scamander. Today, Variety reports that Redmayne has been offered the role as Scamander and, if he accepts, he will star in what promises to be a major movie franchise since Fantastic Beasts will be the first in a trilogy of films. Personally, I am in full support of Eddie playing Newt, I think he will make an excellent lead actor to carry on the fine Harry Potter movie tradition. More »
Yep, this looks NOTHING like 'Jem and the Holograms'
Yesterday we got to see a bunch of promo photos from the upcoming live-action movie adaptation of the 1980′s cartoon Jem and the Holograms and, as you should be well aware, the movie that is coming bares no resemblance at all to the original source material … except for the movie title and the character names. Gone is pretty much everything about the original cartoon that made it so special. Today, we get to see the just-released movie trailer and movie poster for this new incarnation of Jem that makes explicitly clear — this is really not a Jem and the Holograms movie. More »
Altho I didn’t really love the movie overall, there were a few glimmers of greatness that made the movie worth seeing and among them is the big finale performance by the Barden Bellas at the end of the movie. For promo purposes, video of the finale performance has been released ahead of the film’s theatrical release this weekend … which you can watch above. This performance is a mash-up of Run The World (Girls) by Beyoncé and We Belong by Pat Benatar — as seen above — along with Where Them Girls At by David Guetta and Timber by Kesha (which aren’t included in this clip). This performance in the movie is great … I just wish there was more of this kind of thing to enjoy in Pitch Perfect 2.
Coming to theaters in October
Back in February we got to see the first promo image released from the forthcoming live-action movie Jem and the Holograms LOOSELY based on the cartoon of the same name from the ’80s. As you may recall, along with the release of that first promo image came the official plot description of the movie … which is worrisome because, as far as can be ascertained, the movie WILL NOT feature very integral parts of the original story … like the hologram computer Synergy or the very necessary rival band the Misfits … there will be NO ACTUAL HOLOGRAMS? What?! Even still … the movie is coming out way. Today we learn, with the release of a new batch of Jem movie promo photos, that this live-action movie will open in theaters on October 23. Click through the gallery presented here to see what this new live-action version of Jem and the Holograms will look like and click below to learn more about this, IMHO, terribly-sounding movie. More »
Reset the Future
Last month we saw the latest trailer for Terminator: Genisys that reveals a major, game-changing plot twist about the movie — that future John Connor travels back in time as a Terminator! Today, we get to see the first batch of character posters for Genisys that further reiterate this plot-twist by featuring Connor as a Terminator. Click through the gallery to see all of the character posters and see if they inspire you to see Terminator: Genisys when it opens in theaters on July 1.
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Here come the 'Queen Bee Moms'
A sequel to Mean Girls is finally coming our way … sorta. Author Rosalind Wiseman, the author of the book that inspired the Mean Girls movie, has written a new book titled Queen Bee Moms And King Pin Dads: Dealing With The Parents, Teachers, Coaches, And Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future and, of course, someone got the brilliant idea to adapt this new book into a new movie. Rumor has it that Jennifer Aniston is being courted to play the lead in this Mean Moms movie … which all adds up to a LOT of stuff to consider. Will Mean Moms work as a successful sequel to Mean Girls? More »
... with an all-Black cast
John Candy and Macauley Culkin scored a HUGE hit with their 1989 feature film comedy Uncle Buck. This coming TV season, actor Mike Epps will lead an ABC sitcom that will turn Uncle Buck into a weekly TV series with an all-Black cast. Part of me loves that Uncle Buck is being rebooted with an all-Black cast but another, larger part of me is afraid that a TV version of the brilliant film will fail … miserably. That being said, Mike Epps is a funny guy so … maybe this will work? More »
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Director Bryan Singer previously shared photos from the set of the upcoming superhero sequel film X-Men: Apocalypse that gave us our first look at the young mutant heroes Jubliee (Lana Condor) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) as well as Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee). Today, we get to see a new photo of Professor X as he will appear in Apocalypse. As you may know, James McAvoy has played Professor Charles Xavier in the two prequel X-Men movies (First Class and Days of Future Past) and he will reprise his role in Apocalypse. Up until now, McAvoy‘s Xavier has had a full head of hair … but in Apocalypse, he will finally be bald … looking like Professor X traditionally looks in the X-Men comic books. Have a look below at McAvoy‘s bald Professor X. More »