The Kevin Bacon and Julia Roberts medical thriller, ‘Flatliners’, is getting the reboot treatment seen here in the first trailer starring Ellen Page Continue reading
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Tom Hardy is Official Venom in SPIDER-MAN Spin-Off
Let it be known, on this day, it has been confirmed that Tom Hardy will return to the world of comic book movies to play VENOM in the new Spider-Man connected universe Continue reading
Is ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Director Paul Feig Setting Low Expectations for Big Surprises?
There’s only one explanation that comes to mind regarding the influx of Ghostbusters teases director Paul Feig has been sharing throughout production of this reboot. And the simple answer that makes sense to me is that Feig is trying to set the bar so low that we’ll ultimately enjoy it. How else could you explain the uninteresting proton packs, Ecto-1 car, and Ghostbusters uniforms?
And like the first look at Heath Ledger’s Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, as easily as it is for us to judge something at first glance, the end result could be spectacular. The new Ghostbusters uniforms are pretty ugly with those orange stripes; the proton packs are very simplistic and not as fun or intricate as the originals; and the new Ecto-1 is boxy and lifeless. Are these teases helping to set prepare audiences so the transition into this reboot isn’t as jarring on the big screen? Maybe seeing the new Ghostbusters in action could be awesome?
I do like the look of the group together in uniform. Putting Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones next to each other, in those poses, there’s a certain attitude about them that I find appealing.
Director Paul Feig has even been trying to justify the reboot changes with detailed specs of the new proton packs too. It’s a cool tidbit, that proves that every working part matters. But why is he showing us this now? What difference will this make ultimately in the enjoyment of the movie? It seems as if he’s too busy trying to set this reboot right with fans to minimize backlash. I believe in Feig as a filmmaker because I thought Spy looked terrible and it turned out to be pretty entertaining. And I really enjoyed Bridesmaids. I can understand that he might be excited about this project and wants to share these teases, but I’d rather him put his energy in developing a great movie, not a great marketing campaign.
Most recently, Feig disclosed the names of the Ghostbusters, which are Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan. This information carries absolutely no weight or any value until we hear them spoken in relation to context to the script. Ghostbusters fans have been trying to tie them with the original cast being Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spenger (Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson). But nothing has clicked. Sadly, these bits and pieces of production has outraged some fans enough to warrant death threats toward Feig:
However this film turns out, it will not diminish my love for the original films. They’re such classics in my book. If somewhere down the line someone decided to remake Back to the Future, I may gripe about it, but it wouldn’t affect my love for the original trilogy.
Ghostbusters also stars Andy Garcia, Chris Hemsworth, Michael K. Williams, Neil Casey, and Matt Walsh. The film is set to arrive in theaters on July 22nd, 2016.
‘Masters of the Universe’ Script Completed by Kick-Ass 2’s Jeff Wadlow
Although the franchise has been recently caught in pre-production limbo, a Masters of the Universe film may be closer than we think. There hasn’t been any word on the production since earlier last year when writer/director Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) was handed the script for rewrites. We now have an update on how it’s going. Learn more after the jump. Continue reading
BREAKING: ‘The Interview’ Will Release on Christmas Day in Select Theaters
Following the extraordinary circumstances and ludicrous hijinks of it all, moviegoers will be excited to learn that Sony Pictures will be releasing The Interview come Christmas day. Coming to select theaters, with plans for expansion in the near future, audiences will be able to find out first hand what the hubbub is all about. Learn more after the break. Continue reading
Donkey Kong and Pac-Man Attack Earth in ‘Pixels’ Teaser Posters
Five teaser posters for the upcoming Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and Percy Jackson) video game invasion comedy Pixels have just arrived. The four posters depict four iconic arcade games – Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders – wrecking havoc on Earth. Starring Kevin James, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, and Peter Dinklage, hit the jump to check them out. Continue reading
Bond 24 Entitled SPECTRE; Plot Details, Cast, and More Revealed
Today at Pinewood Studios in the UK, details for the the 24th James Bond film have been revealed. Entitled SPECTRE, Bond 24 is set to release on November 6, 2015 and will have the world’s most notorious secret agent facing off against one of his most notorious criminal organizations of the series’ past. Also revealed in today’s announcement was the official car for SPECTRE, which you can see after the break. Continue reading
‘Goosebumps’ Movie Monsters Officially Revealed and More
Columbia Pictures has unveiled many of its monsters in their upcoming Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black. The film isn’t releasing until April 2016, but the studio has kicked off a “Create a Meme” contest utilizing some of the infamously notorious monsters from the R.L. Stine’s classic book series. Get your first look after the break. Continue reading
‘Uncharted’ Movie Picks Up Oscar Winner Mark Boal to Write Screenplay
Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker; Zero Dark Thirty) has made quite a career for himself despite having very few credits to his name. And now the Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay has now been hired to take a stab at Uncharted, the adaptation of the acclaimed video game by Naughty Dog. Will this be the video game movie to end the long running streak of terrible adaptations? Continue reading
‘Chappie’ Teaser Trailer Depicts the Innocence of Artificial Intelligence (80 Screenshots)
The first trailer for writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s latest futuristic sci-fi exploration of robotics has been released. Chappie takes a look at the creation of artificial intelligence through the lens of a well to-do robot with the same name and the voice of Sharlto Copley. Learn more about our Johnny-5 wanna be after the break. Continue reading