James Wan Confirmed For AQUAMAN And ROBOTECH

THR's Heat Vision Blog just reported that Furious 7 and The Conjuring director James Wan is now confirmed for DC's Aquaman and Sony's big screen adaptation of Robotech. "The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James's span of work... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Trailer: Justin Lin's HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURES Primed For Fast & Furious Business, In China At Least

Justin Lin, the Taiwan-born director of Fast & Furious instalments 3 through 6, has been hard at work steering his Chinese language debut - the US-set, star-studded action comedy Hollywood Adventures to the screen. Lin writes and produces the film,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

GAME OF THRONES VFX Editor Killed By Lion On Safari

In a sad turn of events, a prominent Game of Thrones crew member died violently while on vacation.Earlier today, Variety passed on the word that it was visual effects editor Katherine Chappell who died in a previously-reported lion attack in South Africa. Chappell... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: EX MACHINA And Bro Culture

One of the cleverest choices Alex Garland's Ex Machina makes is in its presentation of tech magnate / robot inventor Nathan (Oscar Isaac). He is such a douche. The movie isn't even subtle about it. There isn't a moment Nathan... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Review: SPY, McCarthy Shines In Uproarious Espionage Send Up

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig team up once again for a wickedly funny send-up of the James Bond series with charm and wit in ample supply. Jude Law and Jason Statham add to the fun as, respectively, a suave, painfully... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

THE GOOD DINOSAUR: Watch The Teaser For Pixar's Next Animated Adventure

As the world prepares to embrace Pixar's Inside Out in a couple weeks a teaser trailer for their next project, The Good Dinosaur, dropped today. It has dashes of humor, danger and thrills. "The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Eddie Redmayne Officially Attached To J.K. Rowling's FANTASTIC BEASTS

News began to pick up early yesterday (and rumored earlier than that really) that Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was the man to take the lead in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, a prequel to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: ENTOURAGE, Exhausting And Insulting And Discouraging

The television series Entourage ran for eight seasons on HBO, but I checked out sometime during the third season in 2006, burned out on the show's consistently tasteless humor and refusal to engage with its subject matter on anything more... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

The Rock Wants To Produce And Star In Remake Of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

I am going to try to be as diplomatic about this news as possible. First, just to be clear, the original Big Trouble In Little China holds a special place in my heart. My soul even. I watch it at... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Many Faces Of Bill Murray

This week Cameron Crow's Aloha premieres, with - if nothing else - a stellar cast. Our Jim Tudor wasn't kind to the film, but note that in his review, he spent no vitriol on any of the actors. And in... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: ALOHA Is No Vacation

You say goodbye, I say hello.... Such was the case going into Cameron Crowe's latest romantic comedy Aloha, a promising package of Bradley Cooper falling in love with Emma Stone in Hawaii. While Crowe himself, a wide-eyed music enthusiast who can't... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

70s Rewind: EARTHQUAKE, My Favorite Disaster Porn

Before I knew anything about human sexuality, I had become far too intimate with disaster porn. That's because I grew up in the 1970s, when disaster movies fornicated freely with all-star casts and state-of-the-art special effects to deliver orgasms of... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Destroy All Monsters: The Problem With The TOMORROWLAND Thesis

I enjoyed Tomorrowland. There was a joy about the way Brad Bird shot the film that reminded me of early Spielberg, and if the whole thing ends up turning on the audience's willingness to believe that George Clooney has harboured... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Review: SAN ANDREAS, Disastrous To A Fault

Look out, earthquakes! Mess with Dwayne Johnson's family and he will punch you in the nose. Completely divorced from reality, San Andreas is a large-scale, family-first action movie that stars Dwayne Johnson and millions, perhaps billions, of pixels, all gathering... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

STAR WARS: The Original Trilogy To Screen In China For The First Time

It is hard to imagine that there would be a place in this World where Star Wars has not screened other than imagining something archaic like, "Oh, I bet it hasn't been shown in the deepest Congo!" So color me surprised to find... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

IT: Cary Fukunaga Is Out Of Latest Adaptation Effort

The Wrap broke the news earlier today that True Detective season one director Cary Fukunaga will no longer direct the current adaptation of Stephen King's novel It. Filming was supposed to begin in three weeks. Citing creative difference with New Line... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TWIN PEAKS Series Order Doubled! Badalamenti Returns!

Remember all the hand wringing not so long ago when David Lynch announced he was stepping away from the revised Twin Peaks? Yeah, not so much any more. Not only is Lynch back on board, but original stars Sheryl Lee... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hooray For Hollywood! Meet The Bullet-Points Memo

Welcome to a new semi-regular subsection that we like to call the "Bullet-Points Memo." The idea behind BPM is to highlight multiple contemporaneous entertainment business stories that seem interesting to us (and, hopefully, you). We will be pulling stories, ideas... More »
By Todd Harrington   
  

The Many Faces Of Vincent Price

This coming week in May, horror legend Vincent Price would have become 104 years old, had he not died 21 years ago. A great actor in his own right, he was also blessed with one of the most beautifully menacing... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: POLTERGEIST, A Remake That Resembles The Original A Little Too Closely

"They're here!" The original Poltergeist looms large in modern popular culture, the 1982 film having grown in stature over the years to the point where it's considered a classic of the haunted house genre. Indeed, the original is a very... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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