Watch: All of the Debut 'Star Wars' Trailers, from 'A New Hope' to 'Revenge of the Sith'
When the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer arrives on Friday, it'll be the first teaser trailer for a Star Wars sequel in over 30 years. So it's a big event, sure, but these first trailers for Star Wars movies have always been something special -- not just because it signals another chapter in this rich mythology, but also because it's the first time we're seeing actual footage from a new Star Wars movie.
Before you check out what The Force Awakens has in store for us when it hits theaters on December 18, 2015, take a trip back down memory lane to see how the other six Star Wars movies first teased and wowed us with a preview of what's to come from a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: The Empire... Read More
What Movie Family Would You Like to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner With?
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and a time to eat a lot of food. It's also a time to spend with family, with whom you share your thankfulness and your feast. Not all of us are fans of spending a whole holiday with the whole family, though, or at least that's the cliche idea that has mostly been promoted by the movies. How many plots set during Thanksgiving involve anything but the most dyfunctional clans ever seen?
Look elsewhere, though, and there are a lot of great families in the movies, folks you might wish were your own or whom you'd rather spend Thanksgiving with. Or at least that you'd like to eat the holiday meal with, not necessarily as a substitute but just for fun. There are those who'd provide a wild occasion, like the Vanderhof/Sycamore... Read More
How 'Supergirl' Changed Thanksgiving at the Movies Forever
There’s no disputing that the Thanksgiving movie box office is huge for the movie industry, typically making up the second largest moviegoing weekend of the year (after Memorial Day). There’s also no question that it’s brought us some of the biggest hit movies of all time, along with some genuine movie classics (such as the first two Toy Story movies). For most people it’s one of the few weekends of the year where moviegoing is almost mandatory, adding to the fun of the holiday weekend. This, however, was not always the case, and the movie that turned the tide for Thanksgiving at the movies was that most unlikeliest of movie heroes… Supergirl.
Don’t get us wrong, 1984’s fantasy flop ($14 million gross on a $50 million budget) is... Read More
Movie News: New 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Images; Natalie Portman Touted for Steve Jobs Biopic
Fifty Shades of Grey: New images from Fifty Shades of Grey move the spotlight to members of Christian Grey's family. Played by Jamie Dornan, Grey is the wealthy businessman who captures the heart, body and soul of college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson); the new pictures reveal Rita Ora, Andrew Airlie and Marcia Gay Harden as Christian's sister, father and mother, respectively. The movie will heat up theaters on February 13. [E!]
Steve Jobs Biopic: Natalie Portman is in talks to join the upcoming, currently untitled drama about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Danny Boyle is set to direct, with Seth Rogen cast in a supporting role as Steve Wozniak, another Apple cofounder; Michael Fassbender is still in talks to star as Jobs. The project was... Read More
Interview: Director Jennifer Kent on 'The Babadook,' This Year's Breakout Horror Movie
Coming out of nowhere to become one of the major discoveries from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Babadook, the directorial debut by Australian former actress Jennifer Kent, is a captivating horror that plays on our primal fears of the boogey man along with providing a tour-de-force performance by its lead actress, Essie Davis.
But there’s more to this horror than what goes bump in the night. When you peel the layers what you also discover is a film that explores a dark place any parent can attest to: the brief moments when you are fed up with your kids. Kent masterfully elevates this to a heightened hysteria by presenting our heroine Amelia (Davis) as an exhausted single mother who can’t keep up with her destructive son, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), and soon... Read More
The YA Countdown: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Fan Review
Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.
When writing a formal review, I find it’s of the utmost importance to push the source material aside and assess the piece as a stand-alone entity, but there’s also no dismissing a fan base, especially one as devoted as The Hunger Games'. As a die-hard fan myself, I take great pleasure in evaluating the film franchise as someone who’s been reading (and rereading) the books since the first was published back in 2008, so this week’s YA Countdown is a Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 review … strictly from the fan’s perspective.
This time around, I’m teaming up with Adam Spunberg of TheFandom.net and Kait Silva of... Read More
Watch Megan Fox Get Feisty About New Yorkers While Filming 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'
You can't have a proper Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie without two things: pizza and New York City. And the four ninja turtles should probably be in there as well. And Splinter, let's not forget that wise mentor.
Okay, so there are quite a few key ingredients to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and thankfully this past summer's franchise reboot, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, has all of them. They filmed on the real streets of NYC, and as you can see from the exclusive clip below, filming somewhere as crowded and constantly busy as Manhattan is not easy. New Yorkers have a reputation for going a mile a minute and not caring if you get in their way, and apparently that even applies to Megan Fox.
Check our her funny reaction to filming in NYC and... Read More
Watch: The Schmoes Review 'Horrible Bosses 2,' 'Penguins of Madagascar' and 'The Imitation Game'
The Schmoes, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, not only have their Schmoes Know Movie Show on Movies.com—they're reviewing movies for us too. You can watch more of their reviews here.
Horrible Bosses 2
Penguins of Madagascar
The Imitation Game
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Guillermo del Toro Reveals Story and Casting Details for 'Pacific Rim 2'
It’s been a little over a month since we’ve had an update on Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2, but we've got some news today that should make Thanksgiving a little brighter for people who love the thought of giant monsters battling giant robots.
Last time out, we snagged a teaser poster for the new film, and learned that plans are for the sequel to open sometime in 2017. Today, del Toro is talking about where the next film picks up and who will be returning.
In an interview with Collider, the filmmaker sets the stage for where the next film will open:
“It’s a few years after the first one. It’s not an immediate follow-up. It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger... Read More
One Movie Theater Is Showing the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer 17 Times
Movie fans no doubt already know by now that on Friday, November 28, the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be premiering in 30 theaters across the U.S. To see it on the big screen, you need to go to one of these theaters and simply see any movie showing between then and Sunday. But there's one theater on that list that's taking things to the next level.
That theater is, of course, the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas.
Never one to just do the normal thing, the folks at the Drafthouse are putting on an event where they will play the trailer 17 times over the course of an hour. And not just that, but they're putting together a panel of five Star Wars nerds (and Drafthouse CEO Tim League) to discuss what's in the trailer in between each rewatch... Read More
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