'X-Men: Apocalypse' Casts Rising Star As the Villain
If you look close enough, you can literally see Oscar Isaac's star rising by the second. The Inside Llewyn Davis and A Most Violent Year actor is not only set to play a major role in the upcoming Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens, but he's now lined up another major gig as villain in the next X-Men movie, titled X-Men: Apocalypse, due out on May 27, 2016.
Inspired by the popular Age of Apocalypse comic storyline, Isaac will play Apocalypse, or En Sabah Nur, whose roots date all the way back to Ancient Egypt, hence that post-credits introduction in X-Men: Days of Future Past. This guy is pretty powerful, is said to be one of the first-ever mutants (if not the first), and may even be invincible... which should cause problems for our returning mutants, who he'll no... Read More
Movie Pics: Hugh Jackman's Pirate in 'Pan' and a Whole Lot of 'Goosebumps' Monsters Revealed
Hugh Jackman is trading in his adamantium claws for sword in these first photos from Joe Wright’s upcoming film Pan.
Entertainment Weekly scored the exclusive new pictures, which show Jackman looking menacing as pirate Blackbeard (and not Captain Hook…) as he squares off against Levi Miller, who’s playing the young Peter Pan.
The new film is a riff on the classic Peter Pan story, wherein it’s Blackbeard who serves as the pirate antagonist. Captain Hook (played by Garret Hedlund), meanwhile, has morphed into a “dashing Indiana Jones-type figure.” Why would you do this?
Pan, which also features performances from Amanda Seyfried and Rooney Mara, will fly into theaters across the country on July 17 of next year. Until then, enjoy these photos... Read More
Rumor Buzz: The Next 'Star Wars' Movie Will Be About These Classic Characters
Right now is a hot time for Star Wars news. The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is about to drop, and to add more fuel to the ridiculous amount of anticipation building inside our Jedi-lovin' hearts, a new report today claims to reveal the plot for the first Star Wars spin-off movie, due to hit theaters in 2016, to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla).
According to Slashfilm, the spin-off will be a sort-of prequel to A New Hope in that it will follow the rebels' attempt to steal the Death Star plans from the Empire. Remember, the rebels already have the plans in their possession at the beginning of A New Hope, so this movie will show us how they got them... and apparently it will be from an unlikely group of individuals.
Yup, the... Read More
First Look: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is an Older Terminator, Plus: Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Cast
Here's an early behind-the-scenes look at a couple of big 2015 movies you may be familiar with. Both images debuted on Twitter, and both reveal enough to whet our movie-nerd appetites for more.
Here's what appears to be either a makeup test or early poster design for next summer's Terminator: Genisys, revealing an aged Arnold Schwarzenegger as an equally as aged T-800. This image was reportedly discovered by a German group touring the Paramount Studios backlot, and it gives us a rough-around-the-edges idea of what Arnold will look like when he reprises the role he first donned all the way back in 1984. And... yup, that's pretty much how we remember him.
Expect to see more from this one before the year is out. Terminator: Genisys officially hits theaters on July... Read More
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Debuts Friday -- Here's Where You Can See It
After weeks of speculation it looks as though we finally have an answer to the most pressing movie question of 2014: When will we see the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? The answer appears to be sooner than you think.
While rumors have been circulating that the first teaser for J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sci-fi sequel would appear attached to prints of Peter Jackson’s third (and final) Hobbit movie, it looks as though we’ll all be returning to a galaxy far, far away a bit earlier than December.
Here's what we know so far. We expect the list of theaters to grow, so we'll be updating this post throughout the week.
Regal Cinemas has revealed that the new trailer will debut at nine of the company’s theaters on Black Friday... Read More
Movie News: First 'Jurassic World' Footage Stomps Online; Amy Adams to Play Janis Joplin for 'Wild' Director
Jurassic World: The first footage from the highly anticipated Jurassic World can be glimpsed in a new teaser video, ahead of the debut of the first trailer on Thursday. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star; the movie will stomp into theaters on June 12. [YouTube]
Get It While You Can: Jean-Marc Vallee, who directed Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto to Academy Award-winning performances in Dallas Buyers Club -- and is also responsible for this year's Wild -- will helm Get It While You Can, a musical drama based on the life of '60s rock icon Janis Joplin. Amy Adams is set to star as the talented, troubled singer; the film is tentatively set to shoot in mid-2015. [Deadline]
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock: Channing Tatum, currently... Read More
Box Office Report: 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Tops 'Transformers' for Year's Best Opening Weekend
Here are your estimated three-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 - $123.0 million ($123.0 million total)
2. Big Hero 6 - $20.0 million ($135.7 million total)
3. Interstellar - $15.0 million ($120.6 million total)
4. Dumb & Dumber To - $13.8 million ($57.4 million total)
5. Gone Girl - $2.8 million ($156.8 million total)
6. Beyond the Lights - $2.6 million ($10.1 million total)
7. St. Vincent - $2.3 million ($36.6 million total)
8. Fury - $1.9 million ($79.1 million total)
9. Birdman - $1.8 million ($14.4 million total)
10. The Theory of Everything - $1.5 million ($2.8 million total)
The Big Stories
The nature of franchises and trilogies boils down to a lot of... Read More
Best of the Week: 'Running Man' Sequel, 'Interstellar' Prequel, 'Hunger Games' Strikes Back and More
The Important News
Arnold Schwarzenegger might be back for a Running Man sequel. David Spade will back and mulletted in Joe Dirt 2.
Samuel L. Jackson could be back as Mace Windu in a solo Star Wars movie.
Chris Pratt is doing another weird comic book movie, called Cowboy Ninja Viking.
Shailene Woodley will play Edward Snowden's girlfriend. Jude Law will play the enemy of King Arthur.
Melissa McCarthy will play Tinker Bell. Penelope Cruz will costar in Zoolander 2. Matt Smith will costar in Patient Zero.
A lot of people went to see Dumb and Dumber To. More people ought to watch El Rey's 48-hour kung fu marathon on Thanksgiving.
The kids' horror series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is being... Read More
The Last Sci-fi Blog: Why 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Is the Science Fiction Movie We Need
A few years ago, everyone seemed content to blow the Hunger Games movies off as more young-adult nonsense; a watered-down version of Battle Royale for little girls. Now, it's hard to believe anyone could have been so blind. The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were huge smash hits, but you don't make $400 million on the backs of tween girls alone. You earn that money by appealing to a wider audience and these movies have been huge hits amongst all kinds of people. Audiences of all tastes seem to dig these movies and this weekend, they're going to especially dig the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1, which takes the series in a dark, startling new direction and sets us up for one helluva final film.
What's most satisfying about this... Read More