BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
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.
Universal Pictures debuted the first ever footage from the highly anticipated film, showing off multiple memorable scenes from the original text. Want to know about Ana’s arrival at Christian’s building and their first meeting, the male lead’s "singular" tastes and even some bedroom details? Read our play-by-play coverage ahead!
The footage began with the various members of the Fast & Furious crew each sitting in their own car, which seem to be trapped in some kind of enclosed space. Everyone looks like they are filled with nervous exhilaration with the exception of Roman, who simply looks terrified sitting behind the wheel.
Hollywood takes secrecy to a whole new level when it comes to comic book movies, with all developments regarding new superhero projects kept under incredibly tight security, but Dwayne Johnson has been a bit of a rule-breaker in that department.
For the first time since 1993, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are making their return to the big screen in live action this summer. Produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the new movie promises to reintroduce the classic characters to a new generation, replacing foam rubber suits with fancy performance-capture technology.
Throughout the year I get to cover a lot of big events, from the madness of San Diego Comic-Con to various indie-packed film festivals, but easily one of the biggest is the annual CinemaCon Expo.
There’s no denying that this still looks worlds more engaging than the mess that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but it lacks all cohesiveness and doesn’t really clue anyone into the film’s storyline. They should have just showed a piece of a battle scene.