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The Goonies 2 Story Was Steven Spielberg's Idea
Following word from Richard Donner that a sequel to the beloved 1985 film The Goonies was in the works, comes a notable update about the project. Steven Spielberg, who executive produced and was credited for the story of the original film is apparently the mastermind behind the idea for the sequel.
Transcendence Director Explains The Twist Ending
The new science-fiction thriller Transcendence asks a lot of big questions. Is it morally right to upload a consciousness into a computer? Does something define its own sentience? Given the power of a god, would human nature reveal itself to be a positive force, or Hobbesian-esque evil?
Seth Rogen-Kevin Hart Buddy Cop Movie May Be Next For Neighbors Director Nicholas Stoller
Nicholas Stoller - who worked with Hart on The Five-Year Engagement - has revealed that he is currently developing a script that he hopes will have Hart and Seth Rogen playing co-lead roles. While the film doesn't seem to have a title yet, it will be a period piece about the first time a black cop and a white cop became partners.
Michael Fassbender Plots To Kill A King In New Macbeth Photos
Shakespearean adaptations are like candy to Hollywood. Some are deliciously well done, while others make you spit them out in anger and demand a refund. If Michael Fassbender and Justin Kurzel have anything to say about it, their version of Macbeth will be one of those sweet successes we all look forward to.
The World's First (And Only) Summer Movie/NBA Playoff Combo Preview
We've handpicked sixteen big summer releases and matched them up with an NBA title contender. Some connect tenuously, superficially. Others have unusual similarities, borderline creepy. But at least it's all at your fingertips.
Marvel, Frozen Help Disney Pass The $1 Billion Mark Internationally In 2014 Already
Disney is having a very good year. That's probably stating the obvious, when we consider the Frozen overflow into 2014 and the success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but the actual numbers for both films have contributed greatly to a massive international box office haul for the studio...
Chris Pine May Star In Coast Guard Drama The Finest Hours
The question that hangs in the air is, Chris Pine: leading man? He's got a hand in the success of the two Star Trek films, which grossed a combined $852 million in their theatrical runs alone.
Average Movie Theater Ticket Price Dropped This Year
That doesn’t mean that Hollywood is going to start cutting you deep discounts at the movie theater… particularly with the summer blockbuster season breathing down our necks. In fact, in the same study released by NATO, it was revealed that that average ticket price from year to year had gone up 0.3 perfect – or from $7.94 in first quarter of 2013 to $7.96 in the first quarter of 2014.
How Will J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII Use The Expanded Universe?
we’ve never heard anyone with direct access to the Star Wars brain trust clarify if Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII will pull from the Expanded Universe. And for Kinberg to state that “canon” for the movies will be the six existing Star Wars films, that throws a few curves into theories concocted by fans as to where Abrams’ story might go.
Joss Whedon's New Film Is Released On Vimeo For $5, Hours After Its Festival Debut
The picture stars Zoe Kazan, Michael Stahl-David and Nikki Reed and focuses on a metaphysical relationship between an East Coast housewife and an ex-con in New Mexico; the Tribeca program calls it “Joss Whedon does Nicholas Sparks.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Banks $47 Million Overseas In Opening Weekend
Comparisons are tough. Marvel is its own machine, and Webb’s initial Spider-Man was a July 3 release back in 2012. Those who track the U.S. box office know that films that tend to open the annual Summer Blockbuster Season get a bump.
Monday Movie Memo: Johnny Depp's Movie-Star Days Are Done
We got up this morning and crunched the numbers. This isn’t a blip for Depp. It’s the new norm. American audiences are largely tuning out Depp’s movies, from The Lone Ranger to The Tourist.
A Farscape Movie Is Being Written
Showrunner Rockne S. O’Bannon has been busy with shows like Revolution, Cult, and Defiance in recent years, but it would appear that his heart has never left what many fans would consider his best work: Farscape. While the show has been off the air for more than a decade now, die hards have never lost hope that there would eventually be more projects made within the sci-fi universe.
Quentin Tarantino Says He Is Still Working On His 'Hateful Eight' Script
It's difficult to speculate if Quentin Tarantino will actually ever make his western movie Hateful Eight. Three months ago the filmmaker said that he was cancelling his plans to make the script his next directorial effort and said that he would be publishing the screenplay as a book... but he also added that there was a possibility he could return to the project some time in the future.
The Fantastic Four Reboot's Tone To Fall Between Chronicle And Spider-Man
Modern comic book movies have shown us that there are two equally effective approaches to tone: you can go the fun, more comedic route, like The Avengers, or darker and more serious, like The Dark Knight. Not only does this provide a bit of variety within the genre, it also provides an interesting question about the direction of future projects. In this case, we're talking about the upcoming Fantastic Four movie from director Josh Trank.