Archive for the ‘Sequels’ Category
‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Release Date Pushed Back Almost A Year
June 18th, 2013 at 10:00 pm | |
Sony Schedules Release Dates For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 4′
It took years of wondering whether director Robert Rodriguez would ever deliver the long-rumored sequel to 2005′s Sin City before the follow-up, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, was officially announced and began casting last year.
Fans waited a long, long time for that official announcement, and now they’re going to unfortunately have to wait a significant chunk of time longer. The next Sin City was originally scheduled for release on October 4, 2013, and that was exciting. But now comes word that The Weinstein Company has pushed the release date back to August 22, 2014. [...]
June 18th, 2013 at 5:30 pm | |
Marc Webb‘s is well into production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Sony must like what they are seeing because they have announced release dates for The Amazing Spider Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4. This also shows the amount of confidence the studio has in this highly anticipated sequel. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in theaters May 2, 2014, which will be followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 opening on June 10, 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 opening on May 4, 2018.
Announcing these release dates only adds to the rumor that the studio wants to create a Spider-Man Cinematic Universe, and that each film will build up to the Sinister Six. We’ve already seen some photos of Jamie Foxx as Electro, and Paul Giamatti as the Rhino. Then there is the rumor that Colm Feore could be the Vulture. The sequel also has Chris Cooper playing Norman Osborne, who could end up being the Green Goblin. Finally there’s Dane Dehaan who plays Harry Osborne, who could also end up following in his father’s footsteps. [...]
Blu-ray Review: Ninja III – The Domination
June 11th, 2013 at 5:30 pm | |
Ninja III: The Domination
Directed by Sam Firstenberg
Starring Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, and Jordan Bennett
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Ninjas. Remember those guys? We all wanted to be them when we were kids. They were big in the ’80s. Every discount store you went into had some cheap plastic ninja toys that your mom would buy you because she had to use that money originally earmarked for your Atari 2600 to buy your little sister corrective orthopedic shoes. Almost every action movie heavy had a few ninjas – or even an army of them – at their disposal, and disposed they easily were in the final battle royale. For a few years during the rule of Ronald Reagan – yes, the actor – ninjas were even bigger than Jesus. Some of us even figured Christ himself could have been a ninja. He did some pretty ninja stuff in that Bible, you know. Ninjas ruled all. Film production companies from Hong Kong to Halifax were churning out their own ultra-violent chop socky epics at bargain prices for the waning grindhouses and drive-ins of the world and the thriving home video market.
Remember Cannon Films? The blowhard indie movie studio that specialized in cheapjack action flicks and endless movies about interchangeable dance crazes (thank heavens they didn’t survive long enough to make Macarena: The Motion Picture) really loved ninjas. In fact, they banked their entire financial longevity on ninja movies. If they had made the Harry Potter movies somehow ninjas would have been worked into the narrative. Infamous studio heads Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus were the undisputed kings of low-rent cinematic trash that went better with pizza and brown ale than wine and pita crisps. Before Cannon’s theatrical output consisted mostly of flag-waving Chuck Norris adventures and inner city revenge yarns, the studio released movies with ninjas or at least the word “ninja” in the title once a year on average. They have even their very own ninja franchise, unsurprisingly titled American Ninja [...]
‘Man Of Steel’ Publicity Special Gives Us Our Most Extensive Look At The Movie Yet
June 3rd, 2013 at 2:16 pm | |
In less than two weeks the moviegoing world will behold Man of Steel, and we will finally see if the very enthusiastic hype that has been building around Zack Snyder‘s much-anticipated reboot of the Superman movie franchise is worth believing.
Warner Bros. has decided to keep the marketing fires burning ultra hot by releasing a 13-minute “publicity special” for the movie. You can watch it here below.
Snyder, writer David Goyer, producer Deborah Snyder, production designer Alex McDowell, and actors Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Lawrence Fishburne, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, and Kevin Costner are all interviewed for this new featurette. It was put together strictly for promotional purposes while allowing the cast and crew to discuss the characters and themes of this bold and epic take on DC Comics’ legendary strange visitor from another planet with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men [...]
‘The Muppets’ Director James Bobin To Take On ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Sequel For Disney
May 31st, 2013 at 11:01 am | |
Ay Dios Mio! El Primer Trailer De ‘Machete Kills’ Está Aquí!
This past December we found out that Disney was moving forward with a sequel to the box office giant Alice in Wonderland, which scored over $1 billion, bringing back screenwriter Linda Woolverton to work on a sequel for the movie.
At the time, it was unclear whether or not director Tim Burton or stars like Johnny Depp or Mia Wasikowska would be back, and we’re still not sure about most of those names. What we do know is that Burton will not be directing—though it’s unclear if he might return as a producer or not.
Instead, Disney has hired James Bobin to direct the sequel, which is currently going under the working title Into the Looking Glass. [...]
May 30th, 2013 at 2:30 pm | |
Michael Bay Adds ‘Resident Evil’ Actress Li Bingbing to ‘Transformers 4′ Cast
Hola queridos lectores! That means, “Hello dear readers.” Gotta special little treat for you today. The first trailer for Machete Kills is now live and in full, lurid color.
You can check it out here below.
Director Robert Rodriguez and Danny Trejo introduce the trailer in Spanish and the narrator speaks the same language throughout the trailer, but fret not you proud hablantes de inglés because the rest of the trailer doesn’t require a Babel fish in your ear to understand. It’s a surprisingly bloodless preview, but Rodriguez is still bringing the crazy like gangbusters. A little violence here, some very pretty women there, and it’s all rounded off by a special appearance by Charlie Sheen as the President of the United States. He’s credited as “Carlos Estevez,” which all of you trivia buffs will recognize as Sheen’s birth name [...]
May 21st, 2013 at 2:30 pm | |
You Stay Classy Internet Because Here’s The Latest ‘Anchorman 2′ Teaser Trailer
Casting for director Michael Bay‘s upcoming Transformers 4 continues, with the announcement of actress Li Bingbing.
Bingbing is a Chinese actress who has appeared in a number of titles over the years, including The Forbidden Kingdom, 1911, and her recent jump to Hollywood for Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: Retribution, where she played Ada Wong. [...]
May 18th, 2013 at 3:54 pm | |
‘Superman IV’ Was A Disaster From The Start, According To Co-Star Jon Cryer
“Jesus….MacArthur….Jay-Z….the great ones….always return.”
The four dots are meant to represent dramatic pauses. Work with me here, people.
Paramount Pictures has unveiled the latest trailer for the highly anticipated comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. You can check it out here below.
When I saw that a new trailer for Anchorman 2 had hit today I tracked it down with the hope that we would finally get a first look at scenes from the sequel that has been in the works in one form or another for nearly a decade. No go friends. Instead we once again get the Channel 4 News Team – lead anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sports anchor Champ Kind (David Koechner), and weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell) – giving direct-to-camera quips, showing us that the team chemistry is still there despite having been mothballed since Bush II ran for reelection [...]
May 14th, 2013 at 5:30 pm | |
“They were gonna reboot the franchise, and resurrect it for everybody after the debacle that was Superman III. Little did we know that we were actually going to be working on the debacle to end all debacles.”
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is a bad movie. It is legendary in its badness. It’s not just one of the worst comic book movies of all time, but truly it is exists a few meters above the bottom of the cinematic barrel, dipping to the bottom on occasion for scrapings to keep its putrid reputation alive for a little while longer.
It was a movie made with the purest of intentions; star Christopher Reeve, the iconic final piece in the puzzle that was the long-gestating Superman: The Movie from 1978, had envisioned The Quest for Peace to be both a spectacular superhero adventure with plenty of thrills and laughs for the summertime moviegoing audience and a thought-provoking social commentary about the destructive nature of the nuclear arms race. The final film proved to be neither, and in fact was the first movie in the franchise to actually lose money for its financiers. [...]
New Photos Of Professor X and Wolverine From ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Released
May 14th, 2013 at 12:45 pm | |
Jim Carrey, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson & More To Cameo In ‘Anchorman 2′
Director Bryan Singer tweeted a pair of new photos from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past featuring a shaggy-looking Professor X (James McAvoy), a de-Beast-ified Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult), and – of course – Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) being the laconic badass as usual.
You can check them out here below [...]
May 13th, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
“Rule number one: no touching of the hair or face. AND THAT’S IT!”
Remember that scene from the original Anchorman?
The Atlanta, GA set of Anchorman: The Legend Continues has been overflowing with highly recognizable celebrities in the past few days for the filming of a massive battle between network news personalities that promises to dwarf the one from the original movie, at least in terms of sheer scope and star power.
The first Anchorman featured a fierce and hilarious street brawl between the Channel 4 News Team – lead anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sportscaster Champ Kind (David Koechner), and weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell) – and a host of their television rivals played the likes of Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, Tim Robbins, and Ben Stiller. The battle was glorious and rife with quotable non sequiturs and loony sight gags, and it has enhanced the movie’s growing cult following in the near-decade since it was originally released. Naturally the sequel has to go bigger for the inevitable redux, but the question of if it will be funnier remains to be seen [...]
Does Marvel Studios Want Saoirse Ronan To Play Scarlet Witch In ‘The Avengers 2′?
May 13th, 2013 at 1:11 pm | |
First Photo Of Paul Giamatti As The Rhino In ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′
The Avengers 2 writer-director Joss Whedon revealed a few weeks ago that the classic Marvel characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch – the rights to whom are shared by both Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox with conditions – would figure heavily in the highly anticipated sequel. One of many lingering questions now is: Who will be playing those particular roles?
The script is nearing completion, but no actors have met with Whedon or the producers as yet to discuss joining the cast. Of course now that hardly means that certain actors cannot be at least thought of for these integral roles, and if the rumor going around proves to be accurate, Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is at the top of Marvel’s list to play the Scarlet Witch [...]
May 13th, 2013 at 11:01 am | |
The “S” Marks The Spot In This New ‘Man Of Steel’ Poster
Marc Webb, the director of next year’s web-slingin’ sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has done a stand-out job keeping us posted on the production of the film via Twitter. Recently we’ve seen the first photos of Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro. Inevitably we would soon get a glimpse of Paul Giamatti as the second half of the movie’s super-powered baddie tag team, the Rhino.
True to form, Webb has now granted us the first photo of Giamatti in character and in action as the Rhino. You can check it out here below [...]
May 11th, 2013 at 6:41 pm | |
No Surprise: Tom Cruise Reaches Deal To Star In ‘Mission: Impossible 5′
Oh wait, it’s not an “s”. It’s the Kryptonian symbol for hope. My bad.
The latest – and most likely final – poster for Man of Steel has been released. You can check it out here below.
It’s big, loaded with celebrity names, and is awe-inspiring. It also unsurprisingly recalls the iconic theatrical release for 1978′s Superman: The Movie, which featured the classic “S” shield displayed against a cloudy backdrop with a red, blue, and yellow streak blasting through it. The Man of Steel poster has Big Blue soaring to the top, but in the 1978 poster we already knew who was responsible for that rainbow-colored streak of life and light [...]
May 7th, 2013 at 11:00 am | |
In a movie that will shock absolutely no one, Tom Cruise has officially signed on to star in and produce Mission: Impossible 5 movie. The news has been confirmed by Paramount Pictures and co-financier Skydance Productions.
No writer or director have been announced for the project as of yet, but late last year there was speculation that Christopher McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning writer of The Usual Suspects who also wrote and directed the surprisingly good Jack Reacher starring Cruise that was released back in December, would be taking the big job of directing the latest big screen adventure of Cruise’s globe-trotting superspy Ethan Hunt. The series is the second longest-running film franchise based on a television series, Star Trek naturally being the first. [...]