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Michael Bay's Friday The 13th Reboot Looking At V/H/S Director
Friday The 13th is getting rebooted. Again. You can thank (or rage at) Michael Bay, whose Platinum Dunes is resurrecting the slasher franchise for Paramount Pictures. While we've known about this project since last November, the latest development is that Bay and his fellow producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have nearly wrangled one of the directors of the horror anthology V/H/S to take the film's helm.
Pixar Featurette Highlights Some Of The Studio's Best Easter Eggs
Thanks to the recent release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we've spent the last few weeks talking about how good Marvel Studios is as sprinkling little Easter Eggs into their films. But let's not forget: Pixar has been doing similar brilliant work in the same regard for the last 19 years - a.k.a. since they began making feature films.
Paul Walker's Brothers Will Help James Wan Finish Fast & Furious 7
Wan is racing to meet an April 10, 2015 release date. I believe that Fast fans will give the sequel the benefit of the doubt when it comes to closing the loop that is Brianís saga. I like the fact that they are using Walkerís brothers. Thereís real symmetry in that.
No One Bothered Telling James Franco He's In Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Much like how his character didnít mean to be the bearer of the apocalypse, Mr. Franco also apparently didnít mean to play a cameo role in upcoming sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Yet according to EW, heís doing just thatÖ whether he knows it or not.
Spider-Man Producer Warns Fans Not To Expect The Traditional Sinister Six
Introduced in 1964, the first iteration of the Sinister Six consisted of such villains as Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter and Sandman. Sam Raimi made good use of Sandman in his Spider-Man 3, though I donít see the character coming into Webbís new universe.
Leonardo DiCaprio Signs Up For Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Renevant
Now that heís done dancing at Coachella, Leonardo DiCaprio can get back to the business of acting. He appears to have circled his next gig, agreeing in principle to a September shoot for the gritty thriller The Revenant, the next drama from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
Magic Mike XXL Sets July 2015 Release Date
Magic Mike XXL's premiere date has been set. It looks like Warner Bros. is looking to get the anticipated followup into theaters on July 3, 2015, which means fans of Channing Tatum and his moves will be waiting more than a year for Magic Mike 2, the sequel which follows up on Steven Soderbergh's 2012 feature.
Rick Santorum's EchoLight Films Releasing Movies Exclusively To Churches
A quick peek at EchoLight's website reveals a slate of films starring the likes of Bruce Davison, Samantha Barks, Brian Dennehey, Corbin Bersen, Megyn Price and Dean Cain. Obviously these aren't mainstream superstars, but in the small towns where attending church is just as popular an activity as going to the mall, they're just as big as Tom Cruise.
Superhero State Of The Union: Are These Franchises Too Big To Fail?
The coming years have a full 10 (!) more superhero films scheduled for release, with countless others to follow, just waiting for a schedule space to clear up. But what happens if these films don't work? What happens if the fans don't want to see certain characters again and again?
4-Year-Old Boy Honored With Touching Star Wars Funeral
4-year-old Jack Robinson may not have spent many years on Earth, but during that short time, he was able to accomplish more than he ever could have imagined. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor this past January, he constructed a bucket list of things he wanted to do, and with the help of his parents, he set about checking each and every one off.
Hans Zimmer Says He's Returning To Score Batman Vs. Superman
Hans Zimmer looked like he was going to walk away from scoring duties on Zack Snyderís newly rebooted Superman franchise. He wasnít sure if he had any new ideas thatíd trump or distance any new Batman theme from his previous magnum opus. Not only does it look like heís found that inspiration, it looks like heís ready to come home.
Godzilla's Latest Poster Celebrates The Creature's Japanese Heritage
Godzilla comes out on May 14, and I say with a mixture of awe and excitement that I really donít know what itís going to be about BEYOND the fact that Godzilla comes back and causes chaos.
Ice Cube Lashes Out Against MTV Awards For Losing To Paul Walker, Quickly Apologizes
Come on, Cube. Ride Along grossed a solid $149 million worldwide. Fast And Furious 6 closed out at $788 million. That's more than a 5:1 ratio!
Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Described As The Big Lebowski Meets The Long Goodbye
This much-anticipated film isn't scheduled to hit theaters until December, but one insider has tipped what fans should expect from P.T. Anderson's latest.
Could Die Hard 6 Reunite Bruce Willis With Samuel L. Jackson?
Willis can not feel good about ending his signature franchise on a film that earned 14% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and only $304 million in worldwide grosses. It sounds like Fox is going back to the well. Will bringing Jackson back be enough? Should McTiernan return, as well? Or should they pull the plug and walk away?