While we’re not eager about the upcoming movie Divergent, which we like to call “Hunger Games Lite” here at TGD, there is a big fan base for the books, and according to reports, there’s a huge groundswell of people looking forward to seeing it at the movies.
Batman has gone through so many incarnations, and there’s a lot of different shades of light and dark you can project onto the character. The Christian Bale edition of Batman came to an end nearly two years ago now, and now the Batman video game will be winding up as well.
The news just hit that Scarlett Johansson is expecting a child with her fiancé, Romain Dauriac. This is great news, but it could also be a problem because she could start showing in her Black Widow outfit, so the Avengers 2 shoot has had to do some reshuffling schedule-wise.
The casting for Gotham, which is the Batman TV prequel, is gaining mucho momentum, and one of the most crucial roles has just been cast, namely Bruce Wayne. Wayne will be played by David Mazouz, who was on the show Touch, starring Kiefer Sutherland.
Recently the news hit that Amazon may be using drones in the future to deliver books and merchandise. Now it appears Facebook may have some drones in their future as well.
Whether you love the Terminator series, or are tired of it, another Terminator’s on the way, and Arnold will be back. Terminator: Genesis is currently up for a summer 2015 release, and the star himself confirmed the movie will be shooting in New Orleans next month.
Big Trouble in Little China is one of those not-so-guilty pleasures that geeks everywhere enjoy. It’s not John Carpenter’s best movie, but it’s definitely a lot of fun, and it’s always good to have Kurt Russell and Carpenter working together.
Okay, so Will Smith won’t be coming back for the next two ID4 movies, but we kind of expected that, even though his career could use a boost these days. Reports had it he’d be way too expensive to bring back to ID4, but that doesn’t mean the whole cast won’t come back.
Who’s sick and tired of origin story movies? How many times have we seen the origin of Superman and Spider-Man? Who cares how the Death Star was built? And who cares how Santa Claus came to be? Didn’t we see that on a Rankin Bass special already?
First there was the tweet from famous guitarist Slash, formerly of Guns N Roses. He’s actually seen Godzilla months in advance, and he really liked it a lot. “F’n epic” was his response. Now some other people have seen twenty minutes of the new model Godzilla. The verdict?
Last year, a lucky collector with big bucks bought one of the original Batmobiles from the ’66 TV show for millions of dollars. There’s a lot of great memorabilia fans with big money can buy, and now if you’ve got to have your own Batman tumbler, you can rip down the street in one, but it will definitely cost ya.
While there was a surprise here and there at the Academy Awards this year, it was fairly predictable what would win, which is usually how the Oscars go. When the Razzies come along every year as well, it’s often pretty predictable what will win as well, especially with so many cinematic dogs stinking up the joint.
It’s amazing that some albums continue to sell in a day and age where people no longer pay for music, but there are indeed some classics that new generations will probably continue to buy for years to come. Metallica, being a big catalog artist, are certainly one of those bands, and their biggest selling album keeps marching on.
So the Academy Awards came and went, and while Gravity pulled in the most wins, it was a night where a lot of split decisions were made, especially with 12 Years a Slave and The Dallas Buyers Club, and several films were pretty much shut out (American Hustle, Wolf of Wall Street). The night also made some interesting Twitter news, which is expected when the whole world is watching an event like this.
It took a long time for it to happen, and it came close to derailing at least once, but Jurassic World, the long awaited sequel / reboot to Jurassic Park, is finally rolling, and now it’s officially got a villain…acclaimed actor Vincent D’Onofrio.
Goosebumps, the famed children’s horror book series created by R.L Stine, has been in development for a long time as a feature film, and at one point, Tim Burton was attached to direct. Now it looks like Jack Black will star, and it has a release date.
It seems that in recent years the press has made a big effort in not trying to glorify Charles Manson. People used to enjoy him acting crazy on talk shows, and Manson shirts were popular in the early nineties when interest in serial killers was at their peak, but you get the impression people don’t want to etch him any further into the history books.
By anyone’s standards, Gravity’s been an incredible success. It’s gotten ten Oscar nominations, it’s pushed FX technology to incredible new heights, and it’s also been a huge success for Imax. In addition, it could also be a big financial windfall for Sandra Bullock who stands to make a whopping $70 million.
Game of Thrones will be returning on April 6, and it’s apparently doing quite well with binge watchers. This makes sense because it’s one of those shows that pick up extra ratings when people watch it later on TiVo.
It was one of the hottest literary properties in the world, and not just because of the sex. When the rights for Fifty Shades of Grey went up for grabs, the major studios clamored for them, and they finally landed at Focus Features, an indie that’s under the Universal umbrella.