Today in Movie Culture: Andrew Garfield Returns as Spider-Man, Every Movie Batman in One Movie and MoreHere are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Character Reprisal of the Day: Andrew Garfield doesn’t officially play Spider-Man in the movies anymore, but he returned to the costume for a bit on Jimmy Kimmel Live (via Heroic Hollywood): Our favorite Hollywood Blvd. Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield TONIGHT! pic.twitter.com/dro940viCN — Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) October 27, 2016 Mashup of the Day: All the live-action Batmans of the big s
- Sometimes it's the oddest Saturday Night Live sketches that wind up sticking around to become cult classics. Though we're only a few days out from Tom Hanks' ludicrous appearance as the character David S. Pumpkins during a weird sketch set on a Halloween ride at an amusement park, the way the internet has reacted tells us this will be a character that sticks... and sticks hard. Here's the sketch as a refresher...It's definitely not immediately apparent what, exactly, is so funny about this sketc
- Have you ever heard of Cosmere? Or the name Brandon Sanderson? No? That's okay. To be honest, we haven't either. But all that means is that we're on the outside of a world that means a whole lot to those who are familiar with it. And apparently the film studio DMG Entertainment is banking on the fact that millions more all over the planet will come to love it as well. And we want to emphasize the word banking. DMG Entertainment have not only acquired the rights to Cosmere, but they've
- The movies are a huge influence on the real world, from the way they introduce new words into our language to how they inspire cultural traditions. Did you know the term “pixelated” comes from Frank Capra’s Mr. Deeds Goes to Town or that the Ku Klux Klan was re-founded thanks to The Birth of a Nation? It’s obviously not always good influence. Well, a new example that does actually seem fun and appreciated is the introduction of a Day of the De
- Weaveworld adaptation gets a new writer – A small screen adaptation of Clive Barker’s ambitious fantasy novel Weaveworld is still alive and kicking over at the CW. The network has been looking to bring the challenging tale to television since last year – when Jack Kenny produced a script that never made it into production. Kenny has now been replaced by Josh Stolberg – whose previous genre credits include Piranha 3D and th
- At this point in time we don't yet know whether these standalone Star Wars movies are going to be a big hit or a big miss. There's plenty of potential there and endless stories that could be told, but if they don't in some way touch the Star Wars stories and characters we're previously familiar with, will that endanger the overall brand? What we know is the trailers for this December's Rogue One look great, and bringing on Lego Movie masterminds Phil Lord and Chris Miller to tackle a Han S
- Dashing Through the Snow: Kevin Hart is in negotiations to appear as Santa Claus in Dashing Through the Snow, a Disney family comedy. Santa must convince a workaholic New York City detective to believe in Christmas magic so he can repair his broken relationship with his son. Rob Burnett (The Fundamentals of Caring) is writing the script. [THR] Logan: Hugh Jackman can be seen staring into a mirror in a new image from Logan. He plays the X-Men mutant character Wolverine as an older gentleman
- Back in January, we were caught by surprise when J.J. Abrams' Valencia was revealed to be 10 Cloverfield Lane. The producer described it as a "blood relative" of his alien invasion movie Cloverfield. Without spoiling what happens in the thriller, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, it's safe to say that its mysterious connection to the original added a delightful and very intriguing layer. Even before 10 Cloverfield Lane was released in March, Abrams told Fandango: "A larger franchise or anthology wou
Today in Movie Culture: Movies Reenact the 2016 World Series, Jar Jar Binks Takes Over 'Rogue One' and MoreHere are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Poster Parody of the Day: Obligatorily, the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story poster has been redone with Jar Jar Binks everywhere, this one by artist Olly Gibbs (via Heroic Hollywood): Mashup of the Day: Watch the 2016 World Series depicted by mashing Major League and Rookie of the Year plus a few other movies (via Geek Tyrant): Timely Promotion Image of the Day: Speaking
- London Has Fallen is the rare sequel that did better than its predecessor, Olympus Has Fallen, at the box office, $195 million to $161 million in worldwide totals. When that kind of thing happens, it's probably a safe bet the studio will figure out something else for heroic Secret Service agent Mike Banning to save -- something like... himself. Deadline reports Gerard Butler will return once again portray Banning in a third installment of the action series called Angel Has Fallen. This tim
- It's been a long time since Mel Gibson directed a movie, but the release of his fifth feature, Hacksaw Ridge, is just around the corner. In the lead up to the occasion, he's been doing press promoting the new war drama, and while doing so he's been discussing some of his previous efforts behind the camera. Collider asked Gibson about his 1995 classic Braveheart, for instance, and got him to talk about the hour-worth of material left on the cutting room floor. "I have it on
- The Incredibles turns 12-years-old next week, which means we're just a week away from celebrating the 12-year anniversary of people begging for a sequel. Writer-director Brad Bird spent a decade breaking fans' hearts by offering no news on a follow-up film, only to finally have The Incredibles 2 confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger in March of 2014. Another year went by with no hard details until Pixar finally announced a release date of June 21, 2019. Hurray, right? Well, now yo
- It's easy to recommend people see Split purely for James McAvoy. We caught M. Night Shyamalan's latest film at its surprise premiere at Fantastic Fest and can attest it's a clever return to form for the director, but even if it wasn't, even if the actual story was a total disaster, it would still be worth recommending for McAvoy's performance all on its own. McAvoy plays a man with Dissociative Identity Disorder. This is positioned essentially as an extreme version of multiple personalities
- With its raunchy, relatable suburban-mom humor, Bad Moms crushed it at the box office over the summer to the tune of $179 million worldwide (on only a $20 million budget). Like a Mean Girls for moms, the R-rated comedy quickly became the go-to summer movie for a ladies night out, and not only is there talk of a Bad Dads spinoff, but Bad Moms writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore want fans to know that a sequel to Bad Moms is most assuredly on its way, too. Not only that, but they want the B
- Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: A sequel to the delightful animated adventure Shaun the Sheep Movie is on its way. Pre-production on Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 will begin in January 2017; Richard Starzak will once again direct. No details on the story have been revealed yet; the original comedy saw the farm animals take a trip to the big city. [Aardman] The Beautiful and the Damned: We just heard that Jennifer Lawrence may portray Zelda Fitzgerald and now comes word that Scarlett Johansson (Hail, Ca
- Big-screen adaptations of video games have proven popular with audiences worldwide. This year, for example, The Angry Birds Movie made more than $349 million at the global box office, while Warcraft earned more than $433 million worldwide. Clearly, such titles resonate with moviegoers in search of fantasy adventures on a large scale. While The Angry Birds Movie ventured into the family-friendly realm of animation, Warcraft pursued a somewhat older audience with a mixture of live-action and CGI;
- A new report claims that director Tim Miller disagreed with the budget for Deadpool 2 before he left, but another source claims that's not true.
Today in Movie Culture: Tom Hanks Revisits 'Big' Scenes, Musical 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Tributes and MoreHere are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Talk Show Appearance of the Day: Tom Hanks went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, was reunited with the Zoltar machine from Big and wished he could be 30 again: Musical Movie Recreation of the Day: Speaking of Tom Hanks revisiting parts of Big, here he is performing the childhood rap from the movie with some fans: Vintage Image of the Day: Morgan Freeman poses for a p
- Shawn Levy has come aboard to direct the long-gestating video game adaptation Uncharted, which has now been put on the fast track.
- The latest Honest Trailer tackles the classic stop-motion animated The Nightmare Before Christmas .
- Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition is finally available for everyone to watch who doesn't want to buy the Blu-ray set.
- Director James Wan teases the classic "adventure romance" elements between Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in Aquaman.
- Directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore want to go the Police Academy route and make a lot of Bad Moms sequels.
- So many classic films have new prequels on the way, and we've got updates on two that are almost here: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story With less than two months from release, details on the next Star Wars movie, a prequel spinoff about the origins of the Death Star and its downfall, are becoming clearer every day. The latest involve the relationship between the villainous Imperial Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), who is the father of
- Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Doctor Strange in a new Marvel viral video to diagnose his future Avengers teammates.
- Uwe Boll, who has sometimes been called the worst director of all-time, is done making movies.
- Shia LaBeouf stars as a soldier trying to put a traumatic war experience behind him in the first trailer for Man Down.
- A new rumor reveals Finn will once again fight a cool Stormtrooper, this time called The Executioner, in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
- Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter are spotted in New York as the Ocean's Eleven spin-off begins shooting.
- Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form offer new setting and story details for their upcoming Friday the 13th remake.
- One of the best things about the Internet is how it’s become a giant repository for cool things that would have otherwise been lost to time. The ability to host video on the Web has allowed for the curation of some amazing footage from film and television, stuff like this awesome test footage from John Carpenter’s classic horror film Halloween. The footage in question comes from owner Billy Kirkus (and is apparently just a small portion of what he has) and features Dean Cundey and ca
- It's maybe a tad unfair to be interested in a filmmaker's work purely based on who their parents were, but that curiosity is certainly the case when it comes to Oz Perkins. When the son of Psycho star Anthony Perkins starts making his own horror movies, it's kind of hard to not pay attention. Unfortunately his first horror movie, formerly titled February now called The Blackcoat's Daughter, is currently sitting on A24's distribution shelf, waiting for release. Fortunately, however, Perkins
- Seth Rogen's raunchy R-rated comedy Sausage Party will be getting a real deal Oscar campaign from Sony.
- Director Gareth Edwards shares insight into the return of Darth Vader and Director Orson Krennic in the spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
- Screenwriter Eric Heisserer confirms monster hunter Van Helsing is part of Universal's new shared monster movie universe.
- Sony's new Robert Langdon thriller Inferno is the only new release in theaters, going up against last weekend's winner Boo! A Madea Halloween.
- Disney updates its Tron Facebook as James Gunn shows off a Lightcycle, could it all be coincidence?
- Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatricalNerve (action-thriller; Emma Roberts, Dave Franco; rated PG-13) Lights Out (supernatural horror; Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Mario Bello; rated PG-13) Captain Fantastic (drama-comedy; Viggo Mortense
- In a recent interview, Ben Affleck spoke briefly about the screenplay for The Batman, a solo Batman movie that he's been working on with DC's Geoff Johns. His comments provide insight into the challenges that he's been facing. "Last night I spent working on the script," Affleck told IGN (via ScreenRant). "I'm in full-on 'trying to get it right mode.' It's not the kind of movie that you can fail quietly at. [I] have to really be sure that I have something that I feel really confident about before
- X2: X-Men United is reedited with the Johnny Cash classic Hurt and retold as Wolverine 3 to possibly become the greatest X-Men trailer ever created.
Movie News: Fans Want Quentin Tarantino to Direct 'Deadpool 2'; Margot Robbie Touted for 'Peter Rabbit'Deadpool 2: Quentin Tarantino could "do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars," according to a petition created by a fan; all the filmmaker has to do is direct Deadpool 2. The sequel is in need of a director, now that Deadpool helmer Tim Miller has departed the project; more than 3,000 people agree with the petition that Tarantino would be a great choice. [Change.org via Cinema Blend] Peter Rabbit: Margot Robbie (The Legend of Tarzan, above) is in final negotiations to voic
- Director Rob Zombie explains why the long-awaited extended edition of House of 1000 Corpses will never be released.
Today in Movie Culture: Batman vs. Iron Man Fan Trailer, Clive Owen Returns in New BMW Film and MoreHere are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Remade Trailer of the Day: You've seen the first trailer for Logan. Now watch it again with the footage replaced perfectly with clips from X-Men: The Animated Series and X-Men: Evolution (via io9): Mashup of the Day: Two wealthy playboy superheroes go head to head in Screen Rant's fake trailer for Batman v Iron Man: Dawn of Billionaire Justice: Strange Trailer o
- Benedict Cumberbatch teases that Doctor Strange will go on to become an Avenger, while Scott Derrickson hints at the sequel villain.
- Peter Jackson and his Lord of the Rings collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens are writing and producing a Mortal Engines adaptation.
- Michael Douglas reveals that he would love to work on an Avengers movie with Hawkeye himself, Jeremy Renner, at some point in the future.
- Andrew Garfield says not starring in Amazing Spider-Man 3 actually helped his career instead of hurt it.
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is an odd movie. It was a big hit and by no means an unwatchable disaster, yet it's still a movie that some fans are happy to pretend doesn't exist. If you happen to be one of those people who just couldn't take some of Crystal Skull's flourishes, but you stil love the franchise as a whole, then today brings encouraging news. Collider spoke to screenwriter David Koepp about his work on the currently untitled Indiana Jones 5. Naturally the topic
- The 2009 Friday the 13th is a terrific horror movie on its own and also a smart reboot that knows how to quickly give old fans what they want while also opening new fans to the fold. There's really only one major problem with the movie: it failed to actually reboot the franchise. Don't ask us why it failed, because we certainly don't know the answer. It seemed to do well enough at the box office ($91 million world wide) and on home video, where even more people discovered it, and yet we never go
- Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form says fans won't be disappointed by the 'unrelenting' nature of Jason in the new Friday the 13th.
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