Angelina Jolie hasn't officially signed on yet but ...
Back in June of 2014, shortly after Maleficent was released to great success, Angelina Jolie began hinting that she might be interested in doing a follow-up sequel film. Today we learn that Disney has begun early pre-production on the forthcoming Maleficent sequel despite the fact that Angelina has not yet signed on board to star again … yet. The plan is, we hear, for Maleficent 2 plans to move forward as if Jolie had already sign on to reprise her role … hoping, I’m sure, that she will agree to star in the film eventually. Maleficent was such a big movie, it’s understandable why Disney would want to make another movie. From what I gathered, Angelina seemed to love playing the character the first time around so I can see how she might be wooed back to make a second movie. More »
Never Say Die
The first Halloween movie was released back in 1978. Next month, production will get underway on the 11th movie in the horror film franchise. For the paste few decades, Michael Myers has been terrorizing the people of Haddonfield, IL and movie-goers around the world with his ability to kill at will and never die no matter how many times people try to stop him. A few years ago, Rob Zombie put out 2 really terrible remakes (Halloween and Halloween II) but this new 11th film brings Michael Myers back into the fold of the original film franchise. Halloween Returns is being helmed by the team that produced Saw 4, 5, 6 and 7 so it’s a sequel that has been entrusted to people who know how to make sequels. Click below to learn more. More »
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Starring Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin
Altho we *just* got new Smurfs movies back in 2011 and in 2013, we learn today that the Smurfs movie franchise is being rebooted already with a new animated film titled Get Smurfy. This time around, the movie will star (the voices of) Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin. IMHO, the first 2 Smurfs movies (which married live action with animation) were just terrible (tho the song Britney Spears released for The Smurfs 2 was a highlight for me) so hopefully this time around, this completely animated movie will be able to do justice to the Smurfs legacy. Click the embed above to watch a promo video for Get Smurfy which introduces the cast and informs us that the movie will hit theaters on March 31, 2017. Are you smurfed or what?
With just over 2 weeks to go before the male stripper film Magic Mike XXL hits theaters, the final promo push for the movie is getting into high gear. Over the weekend, MMXXL stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez were special guests on the Magic Mike XXL float in the LA Pride Celebration Parade and as you can see below, they delighted and excited fans along the parade route. Channing danced (there’s video!!!), Matt handed out Magic Mike t-shirts & hats and Adam pressed the flesh as their parade float rolled down Santa Monica Blvd. The only downside to any of this was the fact that the 3 MMXXL stars were completely clothed … I mean, we didn’t get to see an ab or a pec or nothing :/ More »
Another Tarantino classic? Probably.
During the past two weeks I’ve had a blast reliving and re-loving some of my favorite Quentin Tarantino flicks. In thinking about the Game of Thrones episode that made headlines a few weeks ago, and other sexual assault scenes on TV, I got it in my head to imagine a world where more TV rape scenes were written by one of my favorite filmmakers. And, as a part of my very fun and indulgent research, I had to go back and watch Kill Bill and a few other classics, which was really fun. So I’m beyond excited to hear more details about his next movie, The Hateful Eight, which is getting a unique 70mm release before its digital release in January, 2016. Click inside for more!
Coming June 19
Last week I was able to see an early screening of the new movie Dope and, as you may recall, I really, really liked it a lot. The movie won’t open nationally until June 19 but today we have a new NSFW red band trailer that gives a look at the movie before it opens. Be warned, the language is very strong in this trailer but it does give a sense of what the movie is like. That said, the movie is much funnier, much smarter and much more serious than is shown in this 2 minute video. Have a look above, see what you think. Dope will be in theaters next Friday.
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They have him for "38 movies", he says
Earlier today we learned that Jurassic World enjoyed a massively successful weekend at the box office. The film brought in $204 million here in the US over the weekend — making it the second biggest opening movie weekend ever behind The Avengers back in 2012 (which brought in $207 million in its opening weekend) — and brought in over $511 million globally over the weekend — making it the the biggest global opening movie weekend ever (and the first film to rake in over $500 million in one weekend worldwide). With all this money that Universal Pictures is drowning in, plans are already in the works for more Jurassic World movie sequels. Chris Pratt jokingly told Entertainment Weekly magazine that he has signed on for “38″ Jurassic movies … but, in actuality, he is already signed up for at least 1 more Jurassic dino-movie. UPDATE: Jurassic World has surpassed The Avengers as the movie with the biggest opening weekend box office in the US. More »
The TV Guide
After a couple weeks of reading really great things and hearing really great things from my friends who had seen it, I decided to see the new Melissa McCarthy movie Spy last night. I have been burned by these kinds of movies in the past and, honestly, I went into the theater with a chip on my shoulder, daring the movie to impress me. I have to say, altho it wasn’t the best comedy I’ve ever seen, I was entertained much more than I thought I would be. I found myself laughing more than I was hating so, yes, Spy was a movie that I can say I liked. But while Melissa McCarthy is the star, for me the best person in the entire movie — from start to finish — was the brilliant Rose Byrne. More »
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Don't act like you haven't been asking for this
Enough with the remakes already! everyone pretends to scream. Don’t do it guys! Don’t act like you don’t know why Hollywood keeps churning out the remakes! It’s because people will kick and scream about how much they’re done with Hollywood remakes, all the way to the movie theatre, to see the latest Hollywood remakes. I’m telling you, the only way to make it stop is to stop making them money! So, if any of you see this Kindergarten Cop remake, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. YOU ARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH HOLLYWOOD/AMERICA. Okay, just kidding. But you’re not allowed to see this and ever, ever groan about a new remake, because. Come on. You just can’t. Anyway, I might see this because, nostalgia and stuff. Click inside for more!
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No Shield. No Hammer. No Armor. No Problem.
Earlier this month we got to see a bunch of really fun promo photos for Ant-Man and now that we are less than a month away from the movie’s release, we get to see a fun new TV spot as well as 3 new posters. The more I see of Ant-Man, the more excited I am for the movie to come out. Paul Rudd is the real draw for me but because I’m such a Marvel Studios fan, I am really looking forward to falling in love with Ant-Man like I fell in love with Guardians of the Galaxy last year. Check out the TV spot above and then the neat-o posters below. More »
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