Today in Movie Culture: Fake 'Back to the Future 4' Trailer, Tilda Swinton's Strange 'Okja' Viral Video and MoreHere are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Fake Sequel of the Day: Doc and Marty are back in Back to the Future Part IV, which only exists in the form of this fake trailer from Smasher (via Geek Tyrant): Viral Video of the Day: Tilda Swinton appears in character in this strange ad for a fake company in Bong Joon-ho's upcoming movie Okja: Prank of the Day: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Chris Pratt participated in a tricky but
- The Important NewsSuperhero Movie Sequels: Unbreakable sequel Glass will arrive in 2019. Jurassic World: Jeff Goldblum will be back as Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World 2. Marvel Cinematic Universe: Brie Larson said Captain Marvel is everything she cares about. Star Wars: Sam Esmail might write the solo Obi-Wan spinoff. Star Wars IX received a May 2019 release date. Rian Johnson won't be writing Star Wars IX. X-Men: Fox confirmed the t
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- Last week, we proposed a series of Marvel Comics stories that you can show your friends in an effort to both get them into comics, and clearly communicate what the major characters are all about without having to watch a dozen movies. This week, we're going to do the same for the characters that we'll be seeing in this November's Justice League, the latest chapter of the DC Extended Universe. So, far, the DCEU has had only three films: Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Just
- Director Ridley Scott downplays just how far Neill Blomkamp's proposed Alien 5 actually was in the development process.
- Batman Forever actor Val Kilmer says that he would love to play the Caped Crusader again, given the chance.
- Vin Diesel has ideas for two Guardians of the Galaxy Groot spin-offs for Marvel, while hinting that we haven't even seen a full-grown Groot yet.
- Director Akiva Goldsman and producer Jason Blum announced they're making a Firestarter remake at the Stanley Film Festival last night.
- Little Women: Lea Thompson (TV's Switched at Birth, above) will star in a new big-screen version of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women. First published in 1868, the novel was most recently adapted in 1994. Thompson will portray family matriarch Marmee; her Switched at Birth costar Lucas Grabeel will play the supporting role of Laurie. Clare Niederpruem and Kristi Shimek wrote the script and Niederpruem will make her directorial debut. The movie is aiming for theatrical release next y
- Dwayne Johnson has stepped up his activity as a producer in the last couple of years. He serves as executive producer of his HBO dramatic series Ballers, for example, as well as other television shows, including CNN's Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History, which just debuted. He's also dived full-force into producing movies, such as Baywatch and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, both due out later this year. Recently we also heard officially that he would star in and produce Jungle Cruise, based
- The first of two new TV spots show how Diana of Themyscira came to be known as Diana Prince in Warner Bros' Wonder Woman, in theaters this June.
- Dwayne Johnson thinks Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins would be perfect to tackle his upcoming Jungle Cruise movie for Disney.
Today in Movie Culture: Johnny Depp Surprises Fans as Jack Sparrow at Disneyland, a History of Wonder Woman and MoreHere are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Surprise Appearance of the Day: Johnny Depp showed up in person in costume as Captain Jack Sparrow on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. See more clips of him inside and outside the ride at JoBlo.com. Just saw Johnny Depp @Disneyland on Pirates of the Caribbean dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow!!! #DeadMenTellNoTales pic.twitter.com/5VW8SpGAIg — Clay Smitty Plays (@ClaySmittyPlays)
The Last Horror Blog: 'Friday the 13th' Game Readies For Release, 'The Black Gloves' Trailer and MoreFriday the 13th game has a release date – If you’re like me, you’ve been eagerly waiting to learn when the guys at Gun Media would finally release their multiplayer Friday the 13th game. Well, wonder no more – and clear your schedule on May 26, because that’s when you’ll be able to don Jason’s iconic hockey mask and start slaughtering camp counselors (or become a camp counselor hoping to survive one of Jason’s infamous ramp
- Michael Mann is teaming up with author Reed Farrel Coleman to write a prequel for his 1995 action classic Heat.
- A new rumor claims that Warner Bros. is eyeing legendary filmmaker Robert Zemeckis to direct their superhero adventure The Flash.
- New details have surfaced about a new character in Jurassic World 2, who has some intriguing connections to the original Jurassic Park.
- Mike Myers has hinted that he and director Jay Roach may be reuniting to make the long-awaited Austin Powers 4.
- The Great Outdoors is one of those movies that's fine for remaking. Although it likely has fans, especially those loyal to its stars Dan Aykroyd and John Candy and screenwriter John Hughes, for the most part it's a forgotten comedy that's almost 30 years old and hasn't aged into certain classic status. There's no use in complaining, then, that there is in fact a remake in the works. Deadline is reporting that Kevin Hart will star in the new version, which is being rewritten by relative newc
- In 2014 Star Wars fans got some bombshell news. J.J. Abrams would not be returning to the franchise after The Force Awakens. Looper director Rian Johnson was taking up the mantle to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. And not only that, but Johnson was also going to write the treatment for Episode IX. That was encouraging news. Changing director wasn't really huge news considering each film of the original trilogy was directed by someone different. But Johnson's involvement in both VIII and IX made
- Back in 2013 Blockbuster closed 300 of its U.S. stores, effectively ending an era for everyone who grew up on the video rental chain. They didn't go fully out of business, though, nor did they close all of their stores. Blockbuster still exists internationally, and has 13 storefronts in very rural parts of the U.S. Or, rather, they had 13 U.S. stores. The one located in Sharyland, Texas just closed up shop. This was devastating news to the Zuniga family, who brought their autistic son, Hector Jr
- Emilia Clarke states that Alden Ehrenreich is magnificent and that the Han Solo spin-off is even more secretive than Game of Thrones.
- James Gunn teases that a potential Guardians 4 would feature a new group of characters, while hinting Sylvester Stallone will return in the MCU.
- Kevin Hart has come aboard to star in and produce Universal's remake of The Great Outdoors, which Michael De Luca is producing.
- Universal sets a 2019 release date for Masters of the Universe, while McG bows out as director with David S. Goyer now writing the script.
- Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston has signed on to direct the new Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, which will restart the entire franchise.
- A family of intergalactic miscreants face their greatest challenge ever in the action-packed, hilarious and heartfelt Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
- Emma Watson and Tom Hanks fall flat in The Circle, a dull exercise in the evils of Big Brother.
- With just one Ultimate Ticket, fans can see Wonder Woman once a day for every day of the superhero movie's theatrical release at Regal Theaters.
- After months of speculation, Paramount is close to finalizing a deal with David Fincher to direct the long-gestating Word War Z 2.
Movie News: Ewan McGregor Eyed for Disney's 'Christopher Robin'; 'Captain America' Director to Helm 'Narnia: The Silver Chair'Christopher Robin: Ewan McGregor (American Pastoral, above) is in talks to star in Disney's Christopher Robin. The live-action movie tells the story of the boy from Winnie the Pooh, now grown up and with a family and troubles of his own. Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) has been hired to write a new version of the screenplay. Marc Forster (World War Z) is set to direct. [THR] Narnia: The Silver Chair: Last year we heard that the next installment of The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series
- Whenever a change occurs in the top executive ranks at movie studios, projects that are in development are reconsidered. Typically, the new boss wants to put his or her own stamp on the studio's output. It's not unusual for projects that have been in development for years to get the boot. Sometimes, though, it means that a project placed on a back burner by the previous administration gets moved to the front burner. Recently, for example, Jim Gianopulos became the new chairman and CEO at Paramou
- Cars and Cars 2 are Pixar's least acclaimed movies, and they're also among their lowest in terms of box office gross. But they apparently do very well in merchandising, so the studio wants to keep them going. The good thing for us is they're also still trying to make them good enough to meet critics' favor and also do well in theatrical release. That's why the Cars 3 marketing has been interesting to watch. Disney debuted the first full trailer for the animated sequel t
- Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Prologue of the Day: Ahead of the release of Alien: Covenant, here's a new prologue showing what happened to Elizabeth and David after the end of Prometheus (via /Film): Alternate Ending of the Day: How might Star Wars: The Force Awakens have ended more happily? The Unusual Suspect presents a clever mashup with Raiders of the Lost Ark footage: Cosplay of the Day: Speak
- Ewan McGregor has signed on to play the adult version of Christopher Robin from A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books, who has lost his imagination.
- A new Alien: Covenant prologue has been released in honor of Alien Day, finally showing us what happened to Shaw and David after Prometheus.
- As promised previously by director James Mangold, it looks like Logan will be released on digital and DVD/Blu-ray with a black and white noir version.
- Ridley Scott confirms when we'll finally get our first look at Blade Runner 2.
- 20th Century Fox has released a red band version of the new Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer with one very perfect change.
- A new sketch, based on notes regarding the animal creatures on Ahch-To, reveal what these porgs look like in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
- Hollywood likes to encourage people to dream big. Sometimes, however, those dreams are a little too big. Or, rather, they're a little to technologically complex. That's the realization that hit James Cameron when he first tried to make Avatar back in 1996 only to hit a technological roadblock that would take over a decade to overcome. A similar fate befell Gemini Man, a script Goosebumps screenwriter Darren Lemke wrote for Disney way back in 1997. Lemke's original idea was about an aging assassi
- The ancient question for fans is "When is it okay to spoil a part of a movie?" The obvious answer would seem to be "never," but it's not quite that simple. At some point a detail of a movie becomes such a point of pop culture reference that it transcends being a spoiler. If at this point you don't know that Darth Vader is Luke's father or that Bruce Willis was a ghost in The Sixth Sense, you're just not a part of popular culture. Funnily enough that brings us to another M. Night Shyamalan movie.
- Sad news today as Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, has passed away at the age of 73 due to complications from esophageal cancer and heart disease. He is survived by his wife and three children. One glance at Demme's filmography and you'll see an incredibly versatile slate that ranged from B-movie roots, like his Roger Corman-produced directorial debut, Caged Heat, to comedy, like his 1988 hit Married to the Mob, to music, for his work with Bruce Spring
- Note: This article was originally published to coincide with the film's premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Sleight arrives in theaters this weekend. The best genre movie at this year's Sundance Film Festival is surprisingly not screening in the Midnight section alongside the fest's most talked-about horror and sci-fi titles. Instead, it's part of the NEXT section, which over the past few years has emerged as Sundance's most exciting programming slate because it not only features films
- Born in India, Priyanka Chopra (above) won the Miss World 2000 pageant as a teenager. She soon became an actress, making her debut in 2003 and becaming very popular as a leading lady in dozens of movies over the years. In 2015, she landed the lead role in Quantico, a dramatic action series that broke out big and became a hit. She has continued to star in popular Indian movies like historical epic Bajirao Mastani and social drama Jai Gangaajal. She has also started to produce a variety of movies
Movie News: Brie Larson Says 'Captain Marvel' Is "Everything I Care About"; Watch Alicia Vikander in New 'Tulip Fever' TrailerCaptain Marvel: Brie Larson (above in Free Fire) says in a new interview: "Captain Marvel is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up." She acknowledges, however, that it wasn't a snap decision: "It took me a really long time. I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. … I really, really feel like it’s worth it if it can bring understanding and confid
- Sad news today as Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director behind Silence of the Lambs, has passed away at the age of 73 due to complications from esophageal cancer and heart disease. He is survived by his wife and three children. One glance at Demme's filmography and you'll see an incredibly versatile slate that ranged from B-movie roots, like his Roger Corman-produced directorial debut, Caged Heat, to comedy, like his 1988 hit Married to the Mob, to music, for his work with Bruce Springsteen
- The Jurassic Park franchise have never kept much character continuity between the sequels. The Lost World's main returning player was Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm. But then he cycled out and Dr. Grant (Sam Neil) came back for Jurassic Park 3, with a very small cameo from Dr. Sattler (Laura Dern). None of them returned for Jurassic World, which instead brought back only two characters from the franchises' past: Dr. Wu (B.D. Wong) and the t-rex. Sticking with that pattern of cycling people in and o
- Sylvester Stallone is being eyed to play Duke McQueen in 20th Century Fox's long-gestating Starlight, based on Mark Millar's comic series.
- Madonna isn't happy with the unauthorized biopic Blond Ambition, calling anyone else trying to tell her story a charlatan.
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