The Best of Comic-Con: Batman, The Rock, 'Interstellar' and More
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Need to catch up on all the biggest news, videos and photos coming out of San Diego Comic-Con this week? We've got you covered. Check out today's recap below.
The Biggest News
1. The Rock Does Comic-Con
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson returned to Comic-Con by surprising a crowd of thousands with a casual stroll through Hall H, where he shook hands with many of his fans.Then he announced a free secret screening of Hercules, much to the delight of the raucous crowd.
2. Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey Shock Crowd with Interstellar Trailer
Even though they weren't on the... Read More
Last Horror Blog: 'Halloween' Box Set Unveiled, 'The Squad' Trailer, 'Almost Human' Review, and More
Welcome to The Last Horror Blog, a biweekly column on all things horror.
Halloween: The Complete Collection extras are amazing – If you’re a Michael Myers fan, odds are you were already lining up to get your copy of Scream Factory’s massive new 15-disc collector’s set featuring pretty much every Halloween movie in existence. However, if you were on the fence, I’m betting the newly revealed extras on this slasher extravaganza will seal the deal on a purchase.
The list of extras is too massive to post in its entirety, but the basic gist is that the collection features seven new featurettes, three new commentary tracks, and four new interviews to go along with the copious amount of other materials. You could spend a year watching all this stuff... Read More
9 Greek-Myth Heroes Who Deserve Their Own Summer Movies
As exciting as the thought of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson playing the legendary Greek warrior Hercules is (and this is the kind of part he was born to play), it's hard to not be a little tired of this particular son of Zeus.
Seriously. Greek mythology is chock-full of Zeus' offspring going on adventures and racking up body counts. Hell, it's even more full of sons (and daughters) of other gods going on quests so insane they make most Hollywood movies look lame and tame in comparison. Hercules may be the most famous hero in Greek mythology, but he's also the most played out on the big screen. It's time to give someone else a shot.
So let's not talk about Hercules. Let's not even talk about Perseus and Jason, who have had their fair share of... Read More
Evangeline Lilly Tells Us About Writing 'The Squickerwonkers' and Her New Passion for Directing
Two weeks ago we posted the first part of our interview with Evangline Lilly that was all about the acting side of her career. But being in front of the camera is not her sole passion. She's also a rather talented writer and burgeoning producer and director.
In fact, the entire reason we spoke with the Hobbit and Lost star in the first place was to hear about her book The Squickerwonkers. It's the rare kind of kids' book that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and as it turns out, that was actually a pretty big obstacle to the book getting published. That's why Lilly spent a year self-publishing the book, during which she realized she may actually be more interested in directing and producing than acting.
Thankfully a smart publisher, Titan Books... Read More
Director Joe Swanberg Pitches a Version of 'Sex Tape' We Really Want to See
Sex Tape is about a couple who film themselves getting frisky and then accidentally upload the video to the nefarious and nebulous Cloud, which in turn automatically syncs the video to a bunch of iPads they've already gifted to friends and strangers. Thus begins a race to stop the spread of the tape before anyone can watch it.
Apple, the products of which are the source of all the chaos in the movie, has already acknowledged that wouldn't happen in the real world. But for an even better analysis of the conflict at the heart of Sex Tape we turn to writer-director Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas), who is no stranger to making movies about the intimate lives of consensual adults. Over at The Talkhouse, he's written a breakdown of Jake Kasdan's... Read More
'Dear White People' Trailer: The Sundance Award Winner Has Something to Tell You
For the white people who only know prolific character actor Dennis Haysbert (who also shined in a number of leading roles) from those Allstate commercials, the Dear White People trailer is for you. He stars in Justin Simien’s buzz-worthy film that has been compared to the likes of Spike Lee’s School Daze. Simien won the Sundance prize for U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent for his snarky satire, which now has a full-length trailer.
The story follows four black students at an Ivy League college (Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Brandon P. Bell, and Teyonah Parris) where a riot breaks out over “a popular African-American-themed party thrown by white students.” The movie sets out to explore “racial identity in postracial... Read More
Sony's 'Uncharted' Gets a Release Date, Plus: First Look at New 'Hitman: Agent 47'
After years of false starts and an ever-changing series of directors, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted is finally coming to a theater near you.
Sony has set a June 10, 2016 release date for Nathan Drake’s first big-screen adventure, a date that once belonged to The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Disappointing box office numbers for Marc Webb’s sequel has the studio pushing the third entry in the series back to 2018.
Spidey’s loss is Drake’s (and gamers’) gain. The wildly popular Sony PlayStation video game series has spawned three entries to date (with a fourth announced), and follows main character Nathan Drake as he hunts treasure and becomes embroiled in a series of Indiana Jones-esque adventures.
The feature had a rocky development cycle that featured... Read More
'Amazing Spider-Man 3' Delayed, 'Sinister Six' Added, and Marvel Scoops Up Another Date in 2018
Marvel made a big announcement last weekend, claiming release dates for five more, unidentified superhero movies, starting in July 2017 and stretching forward to May 2019. Marvel has been doing this for awhile, namely, grabbing prime release dates and then deciding which of its movies fit best into that release strategy.
While Marvel has been making big noises about its superhero future, Sony has turned cautious, especially in view of the "disappointing" returns for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. (More on that in a moment.) The studio has decided to delay The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from June 10, 2016 to sometime in 2018, and has pushed The Amazing Spider-Man 4, which had been scheduled for May 4, 2018, off the table entirely, at least for now.
With these delays, that... Read More
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