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How Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Is Affected By Its American Setting, According To Dan Fogler
On beyond the key characters and regular battles with Voldemort, one key thing separates the story of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them from the rest of the Harry Potter franchise: its setting.
With only about a month left until X-Men: Apocalypse arrives in theaters, we’ve already seen a good amount of footage in various trailers and TV spots, but today’s events at CinemaCon – the annual convention held in Las Vegas for theater owners – revealed some new material that packed a pretty big punch.
As anyone who has seen any of his films can attest, director Roland Emmerich really loves blowing up famous landmarks.
As has been previously reported, Jared Leto was an… interesting presence on the set of the upcoming Suicide Squad. The Oscar winning actor went totally method for his performance as The Joker, and was not only reclusive but also went as far as to send gifts like bullets and live rats to his co-stars.
The Despicable Me franchise is a behemoth. Not only did the first two movies in the series absolutely kill it at the box office around the globe, but last year’s its first spin-off, Minions, managed to out-pace both of them and make over $1 billion. Thanks to this success, Despicable Me 3 was inevitable, and now the first details have been revealed.
Harley Quinn is best known to the world for her antics opposite her beloved, psychotic significant other, The Joker, but that description ignores a big part of who she is. Before being driven mad and falling in love, Harley Quinn was Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a psychiatrist who worked closely with the Joker during a stay at Arkham Asylum.
At this point, we’ve seen three very different trailers for Suicide Squad, each one giving us a peek at how we can expect the large ensemble of villains to interact with each other as they team up on a black ops mission for the government. That being said, the details of that black ops mission remain the film’s best kept secret.
Given that Passengers won’t be out until December 21st, and that that a lot of the visual effects were far from done, it will probably be a little while before Sony releases any footage from the movie – but I’m telling you now that you need to start getting excited for this one (if you weren’t already).
In once again rebooting Spider-Man and introducing him to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures created a tiny little problem. Both of the original two franchises about the webslinger used what can really be called the best possible series titles.
This is a very special year for the Star Trek franchise. Not only will our current trip around the sun see the release of the 13th film in the long-running series – in the form of director Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond - but it also happens to mark the 50th anniversary of the original series that started it all.
From day one Sean Parker’s plan for The Screening Room has been controversial. The idea of making movies available for home viewing on the same day that they are released in theaters is being nearly universally criticized by theater chains.
Over the last 16 years we’ve had to deal with the fact that the last big screen Godzilla film was the terrible Roland Emmerich movie from 1998, but this May that streak will finally be coming to an end. Director Gareth Edwards , is finally bringing the legendary beast back to theaters, and everything we’ve seen so far has given us high hopes for what he has produced.
Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes did an amazing job of rejuvenating the classic sci-fi franchise back in 2011 and this year we will finally get to see the world of the movie only expand.
As much as we’ve already seen from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it doesn’t compare to the preview that I got earlier this week in Las Vegas at CinemaCon, the annual convention for theater owners where studios put on huge presentations to show off footage from their biggest upcoming films.
Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past really kicked off the week right with the release of its second epic theatrical trailer, but we’re not quite done talking about mutants just yet.
You’d think that the success of The LEGO Movie would be enough for directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, but in just a few months the directors will be bringing us their second feature of the year, 22 Jump Street… and from the look at the footage that was shown at CinemaCon we should be in for yet another real treat.
Christopher Nolan is without question one of the biggest directors in modern Hollywood. First breaking out at the turn of the century with Memento, the filmmaker has spent the last 14 years making epic, thought provoking movies on various scales and has earned both critical and box office love.
While Kenneth Branagh became best known as a director for his big screen adaptations of William Shakespeare’s greatest works, in the last few years he has done his part to completely shake up his own reputation. His next feature is tackling fairy tales with Cinderella.
Of course, we’ve seen many different versions of Hercules over the years, from the 1983 movie with Lou Ferrigno to the 90s television series starring Kevin Sorbo, so what makes this version so different? As part of the on-going CinemaCon expo, yesterday morning I was invited along with a small group of other journalists to sit down for a special roundtable discussion with Johnson to talk about his latest film.
It has been a full 20 years since Peter and Bobby Farrelly first introduced us to the characters Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in the outrageous 90s comedy Dumb and Dumber, and this year the dynamic duo is finally coming back to the big screen. But while the sequel, titled Dumb and Dumber To, won’t be out until the fall, earlier today we got our first ever peek at footage from the film at Universal Pictures’ presentation at CinemaCon.