Buuuuut, it will come in book-form
So we knew that Disney would be interesting in putting out a sequel to their megahit animated movie Frozen but I don’t think anyone expected a sequel to come so quickly … and in this format. The official follow-up to the Frozen movie will be released in book-form in January with a series of more books to follow thruout 2015. While it’s possible (and very likely) that another Frozen animated film will be released sometime in the future, Disney has decided to cash in on the Frozen phenomenon as soon as possible with this new book series. More »
You will love these. I promise.
I know I usually wait ’til the end of the year to round up my favorite indie films, but I gotta get you guys in the theatres to see these bad boys! I’ve gotten the chance to cover interviews for a few films at Paste Magazine over the last couple of months, and I’ve been exposed to some fantastic directors and talent. Right now, I know everyone the world over is flocking to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy, but in between the blockbusters I hope you all make time for some small films with big themes. The more people fill the seats, the more we can send a message that these movies are important—because they are! Y’all know I exaggerate, but I am not kidding when I saw I got my life changed in some small way with each of these stories. Click inside for more!
That was fast!
Well, I was stuck in house watching French movies this weekend (not that I’m complaining), but lots of folks made it to theatres to check out the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And by “lots of folks,” I mean $65 Million worth. Which is insane. Trent gave the movie a good review, and now the rest of the world has spoken. As a result, we’ve already got news about the sequel! Click inside for more!
That Ish Cray Of-The-Day
Okay, I feel a little bad for all of the WTFs I’m about to throw out there because two young actors are somewhere, feeling really excited. They just got cast alongside Alexandra Shipp (who replaced Zendaya Coleman) in Lifetime‘s made-for-TV Aaliyah biopic and I know they feel great. I don’t want to rain on that parade and I am, actually, happy for those actors. I wish them the best in their careers, truly. Now. All that being said… it’s very strange to see that Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith are going to be playing Missy Elliot and Timbaland, respectively. I sort of… cannot with this. And I need some help working through this. Click inside for more!
The hosts got a surprise call from the director
This is such a great story. You never know who’s listening to your radio show (or reading your blog), so you should always be prepared to defend your opinions! The hosts (and listeners) of Detroit’s 97.1 The Ticket‘s Stoney and Bill radio show got quite the surprise when Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder called in to defend the honor of Aquaman. Rumor has it, the superhero will be in the film—of course, my favorite part of that rumor is that Jason Momoa will be playing him. The hosts of the show were apparently talking smack about Aquaman, and Snyder wasn’t having it, lol! Click inside for more!
She's Private Amy Cole, a guard at Guantanamo Bay
We’d heard about this project a little while back and now the first trailer for Kristen Stewart‘s Camp X-Ray is here. The film debuted to positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, and I think it looks to tell a compelling story. Stewart plays Private Amy Cole, an American soldier at Guantanamo Bay. She meets a prisoner… er detainee who starts to change the way she sees her position and the side she’s on. It’s not an unfamiliar story, but I don’t think we’ve had a lot of big movies about what’s going on at Guantanamo Bay. I’m definitely no expert, so if nothing else, I hope director Pete Sattler gets people talking.
Camp X-Ray hits theaters on October 17.
The TV Guide
Last night Sarah, Mark and I made our way to their local movie theater so that we could see Guardians of the Galaxy together. Altho I’ve already seen the movie, they hadn’t so I was happy to see it again with them. The plan for the night was to keep things nice and easy so we opted for the movie date. Considering Sarah and I are headed up to Toronto, Ontario later today, an easy movie night was the perfect choice. More »
That's a wrap!
Filming production of the upcoming superhero sequel film The Avengers: Age of Ultron has wrapped and we know this because director (and geek god) Joss Whedon told us so. Joss posted a couple photos on his official Twitter profile announcing the end of filming production on Avengers 2 and publicly thanking key members of his crew. Click below to see the photos that Joss posted on Twitter and see what he has to say about wrapping up Age of Ultron. More »
Meet the Heroes of District 13
The promo push for the upcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 continues today with the release of a new batch of character posters from the film. A few weeks ago, we got to see the special limited edition Mockingjay poster that was released exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con but the posters we get today are much more interesting. Each of the characters featured above — President Coin, Haymitch, Effie, Plutarch, Finnick and Beetee — all represent the heroes from District 13 who are fighting against President Snow and the rest of Panem. These stark, colorless posters of the heroes of District 13 stand in opposition to the colorful, vibrant propaganda posters that were released previously of the “heroes” of the other Districts of Panem. Of this new batch, I think the Effie Trinkett poster is my fave. Check out the batch, see what you think. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will open in theaters on November 20.