To many who aren’t familiar with Marvel comics, the concept of a superhero named Ant-Man would probably sound like a goof. There’s probably also people that would confuse him with Atom Ant, the Hanna-Barbera cartoon. But Ant-Man is going to be part of the next phase of Marvel movies, and it’s going to be directed by Edgar Wright for a 2015 release.
While it looked like it was in jeopardy earlier this year, Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the giant dinosaur series, is indeed moving forward full speed ahead. Bryce Dallas Howard is the first official member of the cast, and now Jurassic World has another lead role filled.
Since we’re getting closer to the end of the year, we’re certain the Star Wars rumors will keep coming fast and furious, because it’s also getting closer to the point where the movie will have to start shooting. Here’s the latest tid-bits have to do with the movie’s title, or should we say subtitle.
In a recent interview, Roberto Orci, one of the screenwriters of the 2009 Star Trek, as well as Star Trek Into Darkness, had said it was inevitable that Star Trek would one day come back to television. Apparently he knew more than he was telling, because there’s now reports he’s indeed working on a Trek series.
The Fifth Estate, which is about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, has gotten fair to middling advance reviews so far, but that hasn’t stopped Assange from publically trashing the film, and calling out its star, Benedict Cumberbatch.
It seemed like it was yesterday The Walking Dead returned for a triumphant third season. Now they’re back for number four, and the first reviews are in. The verdict so far?
It was one of the most controversial casting decisions in recent memory, and now it’s fallen apart. Charlie Hunnam is out as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
A 250 GB, $299.99 version; a 4 GB with Kinect at $299.99; a $399.99 250 GB and Kinect monstrosity. They each include a select pack of less then stellar games. US retailers will offer a $50 rebate, but Microsoft is going to launch the Xbox One in November, and Sony has the PS4. Microsoft could have done better.
This is the most epic YouTube video... ever... or at least as far as we can find today. Because Todd, a Jedi Master with Etch-a-Sketch, has done a complete recap of Star Wars on the shake and bake drawing pad. There are people who have the time and talent to do this and share it with the rest of us. It is truly a great time to be alive.
Alan Taylor, the director of Thor: the Dark World, is also well known for directing a lot of great TV, like Mad Men, The Sopranos, West Wing, Law & Order, and Game of Thrones. Directing the next Thor film could be a major coup for Taylor, because the Norseman superhero is part of the Avengers, and fans should flock to see it, much like being a part of the Avengers boosted Iron Man’s grosses.
People often wonder why horror films have been so popular lately. One of the big reasons is they’re not expensive to make, which is music to Hollywood’s ears. It’s one big reason a lot of horror films glutted the market after the success of Halloween. When a movie costs $320,000, and makes back $40 million in 1978 money, that grabs people’s attention.
We just reported about Jeffrey Katzenberg’s attempt to keep Breaking Bad going as a pay-per-view event, and now comes the news he’s trying to revive Voltron, He-Man, and Rocky and Bullwinkle. As we’ve seen with the recent 3D revival, which Katzenberg spearheaded, once he latches onto an idea, it’s tough to get it out of his teeth.
The reboot of the Fantastic Four is apparently up and running, and speculation has been hitting the net as to who’s going to play who. Josh Trank, director of Chronicle is directing, and Fox is hoping for a March 6, 2015 release date.
This year marked the birthday of Superman, who debuted in Action Comics 75 years ago. Batman will be hitting his 75th birthday next year, and DC has big plans for their most popular superhero. (Batman is also arguably the most popular superhero in the world right now.)
Shia has been lauded by Steven Spielberg. He crapped on that. He got big bucks for doing the Transformers movies. He crapped on that. He really isn't much to look at when you consider he has been the love interest of Megan Fox (in real life, too, apparently), Michelle Monaghan, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Sarah Roemer. But, he just got a new trailer for Charlie Countryman, and all may be forgiven.
When you make a movie, you can’t just show up somewhere and start shooting. You usually need permits, and a lot of low budget filmmakers used to make movies without them, shoot and run style. However, with camera equipment getting smaller and easier to conceal, it’s probably easier than ever to shoot things under the radar, which is what somebody did at the Magic Kingdom.
So Breaking Bad is finally done, and while Britney Spears and Oliver Stone weren’t nuts about how it all ended, the ratings were huge, and the fans seem satisfied. Every show has to come to an end, except maybe The Simpsons and Sixty Minutes, and it’s good idea for a show to get out while it’s still on top of its game.
Even though George Lucas sold his empire to Disney last year, you know he’ll still be looking out for the universe he created, and have at least some say over the next three Star Wars films. Considering Star Wars is a sacred property to JJ Abrams, you also know he’ll want to do right by George wherever he can.
There’s zombies everywhere we look these days, and it’s been funny to see classic literature like Pride and Prejudice being redone with the undead. We just reported that George Romero will be doing a zombie comic with Marvel, Empire of the Dead, and now zombies will be invading Archie’s hometown of Riverdale.
Okay, so Machete Kills hasn’t been getting great reviews, at least one missive we’ve read used the term “out of gas” to describe it, but there was a point where Robert Rodriquez was actually a very clever, inventive director, and made good movies.