Movie News: First Peek at New 'Jurassic World' Dinosaur; Release Dates for 'Star Wars' Sequels Confirmed
Jurassic World: A new photo from Jurassic World gives a peek -- through smoke -- at a new dinosaur that will be featured in the movie, rumbling toward theaters on June 12. The beast is identified as Indominus Rex, described as "the most fearsome dinosaur ever to be displayed at Jurassic World." Concept art for its paddock is presented below. We may get a closer look when the next trailer debuts on Sunday during the Super Bowl. [Screen Crush]
Star Wars: We know Star Wars: The Force Awakens will open in theaters on December 18, to be followed by the first spin-off movie on December 16, 2016. Now we have confirmation from Bob Iger, Disney chairman and CEO, that the second and third installments of the new trilogy will be released in 2017 and 2019. That's... Read More
What Is Your Most Anticipated Movie from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival?
We've still got a few more days left until the end of this year's Sundance Film Festival, and so we don't know what the jury or audience favorites of the event are. Maybe we need to wait for them to be announced to determine what our most anticipated selection should be, because unlike the 2014 fest, which gave us an immediate and unbeatable crowd pleaser in Whiplash (now a Best Picture Oscar nominee), this time there doesn't seem to be an unmistakable certainty for best of fest yet.
That isn't to say anything of the quality of the program. In fact, it's probably more so a reflection on how great the movies have been overall. There is no difficulty finding options for the winner of Sundance '15. There may instead be difficulty paring down from so many... Read More
The Last Sci-fi Blog: 'Interstellar,' 'Fantastic Four' and the Science Fiction-ing of Superhero Movies
When the first trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot arrived earlier this week, everyone noted that the footage was cut awfully similar to the marketing for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Since this is the Internet, it took someone less than 24 hours to splice together Matthew McConaughey's voice with Reg E. Cathey's narration and the results were uncanny. The trailer played exactly the same, beat for beat.
This can't be an accident. The marketing folks at 20th Century Fox didn't utilize beautiful shots of cornfields, traditional images of Americana and astronauts suiting up for a dangerous mission by accident. And then there's Cathey's narration, which sounds like something out of The Right Stuff, not a superhero movie. The lack of... Read More
Today in Movie Culture: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Akira Kurosawa, 'The Lord of the Rings' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Coming this March, Lego's Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier play set, which comes with mini-figs for Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Nick Fury and Maria Hill (via Live for Film):
Learn about the geometry involved in the films of Akira Kurosawa via the underrated The Bad Sleep Well and a brief video essay by Tony Zhou (via Devour):
Learn why the Lord of the Rings trilogy is so much more satisfying than the Hobbit trilogy, via this video essay by Sean Hickey (via Filmmaker IQ):
Now we just need some little purple costumes to put on the birds who frequent this The Grand Budapest Hotel... Read More
This Film Just Broke Zach Braff's Box Office Record for a Crowdfunded Movie
What's better, raising the most money on a crowdfunding site or earning the most money at the box office?
The latter has always been more newsworthy, if we consider the funding part the same as any movie budget raised ahead of production. But being a box office success is a particular achievement for a crowdfunded project, because it shows that the movie doesn't just sound like a good idea, but it followed through and in fact is a good movie that people are talking about and that more and more people want to see on the big screen.
Dear White People, a race-based satire about black students at an ivy league university, only raised $41,405 when it campaigned through Indiegogo back in 2012. That was pretty great considering the movie's goal was only $25,000... Read More
Watch: The Sundance Film Festival Movies You Should Put on Your Radar
Sometimes it's hard to look at a list of unfamiliar film festival movies and pick out the ones to put on your must-watch list for when they arrive in theaters at a later date. While attending this year's Sundance Film Festival, I sat down with AMC Independent's Amirose Eisenbach and Alicia Malone to discuss a whole bunch of the movies we watched over the course of a few days up in the mountains of Park City, Utah.
We had a great conversation and covered a lot of movies, so give it a watch below.
Some of the films mentioned include....
Sleeping with Other People
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The End of the Tour
The D Train
Z for Zachariah
What Happened, Miss Simone... Read More
Watch: Your Favorite Dirty Teddy Bear Returns in First Official 'Ted 2' Trailer
The most hilariously dirty, foul-mouthed and perverted movie character in recent years returns to theaters this summer for another big-screen comedic adventure... and did we mention he's a teddy bear? Yes, that lovable and huggable loudmouth is back alongside his best buddy John (Mark Wahlberg) in Ted 2, due out June 28, and the first official trailer for the film has just dropped. Check it out.
This time around it looks like Ted is getting married and wants to have a baby, except he's running into trouble achieving life's goals because he's not a real human... he's a teddy bear. Thus kicks off what looks to be another R-rated riot full of all kinds of absurd debauchery, only this time stars like Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson are joining... Read More
Disney Princesses Meet Horror Icons in These Awesome Mash-ups
Disney villains may be the stuff of nightmares for really small children, but imagine if the heroes and heroines of animated classics went up against really terrifying characters. That's precisely what artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros has done with his latest set of parodies, which pit Disney princesses and other favorites from the Mouse House brand against horror film icons and at least two baddies from Batman movies.
Most of these are really perfect, such as the above image of Freddy Krueger and Princess Aurora, hinting that the leading lady of Sleeping Beauty might not get to ever wake up, even with a kiss from her prince. Then there's the obvious combo of Little Mermaid's Ariel and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
We're not sure... Read More
Watch: Here Are the 2015 Super Bowl Movie Trailers
It's that time of the year again! The Super Bowl may be the single biggest sporting event of the year, but for movie fans it's also the single biggest day for new movie trailers. Some of 2015's most anticipated films will debut new trailers during the big game, and we'll be collecting them all in one place as they arrive online.
What's Available Now
Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1)
Terminator Genisys (July 1)
Ted 2 (June 26)
Minions (July 10)
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (February 20)
Tomorrowland (May 22)
What's Still to Come
Jurassic World (June 12)
Pitch Perfect 2 (May 15)
Fifty Shades of Grey (February 13)
Tomorrowland (Full spot... Read More
Movie News: Matthew McConaughey to Star in 'Born to Run' and 'Gold'; Watch a Powerful 'Two Men in Town' Trailer
Born to Run/Gold: Matthew McConaughey has lined up two starring roles. Born to Run is an adaptation of Christopher McDougall's best-selling book about a tribe of Indians in Mexico who became renowned for their ability to "run hundreds of miles without rest or injury." The other movie, Gold, is based on a true story and is set to begin filming in June under the direction of Stephen Gaghan (Syriana); McConaughey will play a modern-day prospector who heads to Indonesia in search of treasure. [Deadline/Collider]
Blunt Talk: Patrick Stewart makes a yellow jacket look good in a new photo from Blunt Talk. He stars as a British news personality who moves to the U.S. to host a talk show, experiencing a series of comic travails along his intended path to stardom... Read More
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