It’s been a very hard summer at the box office with over six weeks of flops in a row. The most notorious of a long stream of summer failures will either be The Lone Ranger, or After Earth. We at TGD followed both films closely, and despite so many efforts to try and turn things around, the Jerry Bruckheimer western seemed doomed from day one.
While it’s all fine and dandy that we’re going to have another Star Wars movie two years from now, what we’re really excited about here at TGD is the possibility of another Bill and Ted film. Everyone’s onboard to come back, including Keanu Reeves, which excites us to no end.
You probably know by now that Neill Blomkamp, the director of Elysium, made his debut with the acclaimed sci-fi epic District 9. Blomkamp was also up to direct the big screen adaptation of Halo, which was set up at Universal with Peter Jackson directing, but it never got off the ground.
Yup. Finally, an OS you can make love to. It's a new movie from Spike Jonze starring Joaquin Phoenix so, it is likely to be very conventional and ordinary. Yup.
If a movie can get rebooted, why not a video game, right? That’s what they did with Tomb Raider, which could have been in danger of being forgotten in today’s video game age, but the new model Lara Croft got very high marks from players and reviewers. And being that games can have even more sequels than a movie franchise, another Tomb Raider game is indeed in the works.
We at TGD love Bill Shatner. Whether he’s hilariously interpreting a song like Rocket Man, leading the Enterprise, fighting the Gorn, performing spoken word on Broadway, or battling an army of tarantulas in the ‘70’s B movie classic Kingdom of the Spiders, it’s amazing that Bill’s still around at 82 and he's showing no signs of slowing down.
Why are you wasting time on this teaser? Go see the damn trailer!
The Expendables is pretty much the Love Boat for action stars: A place where the washed up can still get a gig. And yes, Harrison Ford may be past his glory days, but we are genuinely surprised to learn he’s coming aboard the Sly Stallone franchise, replacing Bruce Willis.
For the last time people, how many times do we need to keep saying it, there will never be a Led Zeppelin or Guns N Roses reunion in a million years. Even Bill Clinton couldn’t convince Zeppelin to come back together for a Hurricane Sandy benefit.
The press release is out and the news is out of this world. The guy who defined the first person 3D gaming universe. The guy behind Quake, Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. The god of games, Mr. John Carmack, has gone all Oculus Rift on us, y'all.
A new first-person-shooter demo (FPS) seems like it offers the most immersive experience yet for the Oculus rift, allowing players to duck, fire around virtual crates and rotate their guns in their hands.
Here on TGD we call the screenwriting team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman part of Team Abrams. They’ve been writing for JJ since Alias, and have also written the scripts for Transformers, Mission Impossible 3, Cowboys and Aliens, and many more. In short, they’re two of the hottest genre writers in Hollywood right now.
We just reported on the upcoming 50th anniversary Doctor Who special that will be broadcast simultaneously world-wide in 3D. Now there is officially a new Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, an actor who hails from Scotland.
Last time we checked on Pacific Rim, it finally opened in China, and a lot of hopes have been pinned on the film’s release there. It hasn’t been doing well in the States, and if the film ever hopes to break even, or have a sequel, it’s all contingent on the film’s gross in China.
Production on Avengers 2 will begin next year in England, and in the meantime, Marvel is launching the series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which will hopefully keep people satisfied before The Avengers return in 2015.
By now we’re sure you’ve read the news that Batman Vs. Superman is currently in the works at Warner Brothers for a 2015 release. This will be the sequel to Man of Steel, although ironically enough, the Batman Vs. Superman project was in the works at Warners well before Batman Begins got made.
A person playing a first-person shooter video game like Halo or Unreal Tournament must make decisions quickly. That fast-paced decision-making, it turns out, boosts the player's visual skills but comes at a cost, according to new research: reducing the person's ability to inhibit impulsive behavior.
The awesomeness of Danny Trejo and Machete Kills is now available in a full trailer that includes Charlie Sheen as the President of the United States, Mel Gibson as the bad guy and Sofia Vergara's machine gun boobs. Yes, that's what I said!
When Steve Jobs passed away, Sony got the rights to his life, and Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, A Few Good Men) has written the screenplay. This version has yet to be made, but a smaller, less expensive version of Jobs’s life, jOBS, has already been made with Ashton Kutcher in the lead, and is due for release on August 16.
It’s been rumored for some time, and now it’s official: Avatar will be four movies. These films will probably end up costing about a bazillion dollars total, but it has now been announced that there will be four movies total in what could end up being the sci-fi franchise to rival Star Wars.