Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Teaser Confirms Quite a Bit

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9:32 am

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This confirms that some of what we've heard is true, like John Boyega playing a Stormtrooper - and considering that the Stormtrooper designs we saw earlier have now turned out to be real, it makes a lot of the other stuff from the same sources more likely too.

One holdover from Rebels is a newfound love of having every major spaceship operate and give chase within the atmosphere. For whatever reason, I'm not super-crazy about that, but eh, why not.

Those Sith-saber mini hilt bits look like more trouble than they're worth if you think about. And man, that narrator does sound like Benedict Cumberbatch even though I'm pretty sure it's not.

It's more than I thought we'd see, that's for sure. Was expecting just headshots and fade-outs. This gives us enough that they can show us an action figure or two a little early.

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James Cameron Wants to Make You Crap Your Pants

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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"You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open."

That's a direct quote, from an interview with Empire in which he's asked about the Avatar sequels. I guess he got bored of messing pants the better way with all the naked blue people.

Or perhaps, used to being in tiny submarines with no bathroom for long periods of time, he just thinks pants-shitting is a totally normal thing that people do.

Paranormal Activity 5 Will Be in 3D, Probably Center on Rich Douche With a 3D Camera

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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It has to, right? I mean, it can't exactly be a "found footage" feature in 3D unless the character in the movie is shooting with a 3D camera. And we all know that when you're trying to capture ghosts on camera, one of your primary considerations is that the footage pops right out at you and requires glasses when you're analyzing it for clues.

Maybe the next one can be in Odorama and feature a family that's determined to find out what ghosts smell like.

TR Holiday Gift Guide: Shopping for the Grown-Ass Toy Collector, Made Easier in 5 Steps

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Buying toys as presents for a toy collector is hard. Believe me, I know, because I'm the recipient very often - and the truth is that unless the buyer is a fellow collector and we communicate often about what we like, it is tough to get me something I don't already have. (Admittedly, it was tougher when toys were cheaper.)

I don't know how many casual readers we have who might check in on this site just to get a sense of what toy li'l Gallen or Cousin Poe might like to find under his tree, but this list is in large part for them. Parents, friends, lovers, wealthy benefactors - if your knowledge of collectible toys falls somewhere between "fuck" and "all," yet you wish to please the plastic addict close to your heart...we have some tips.

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Harrison Ford Is Not Happy to Be Here

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm

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Spotted at Toys R Us today. He does not look like he enjoys being a toy at all.

Batman v. Vader: Dawn of Never Getting Tired of This Headline Joke

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:51 pm

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MachinimaPrime's latest Super Power Beatdown is fun - unlike so many other fan films, they spent the big bucks for great costumes (the Batsuit is Arkham game-based, but has a Batfleck-like cowl), decent effects, voice-acting that sounds about right and a definitive ending that does not cop out.

And indeed, if characters like this actually fought, it would probably be over in five minutes. So it's, like, realistic. Except for the Death Star and space Batwing and, uhhh, the Force and stuff.

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The Jurassic World Trailer Just Came out Early

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm

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It's going to be subtitled "Greenfish" and depict how the water dinosaurs are in fact chronically depressed and don't live as long in captivity...

Not really. But one thing I bet this will have in common with the anti-Sea World documentary Blackfish is the performing sea creature killing its trainer.

Also, there's a mutant hybrid dinosaur on the loose, and Star Lord has to catch it. Pretty much every early rumored detail you may have heard is confirmed. Looks cool.

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TR Review: The Babadook Knows Your True Fear - Having a Kid Who Sucks

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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While many of the best horror movies feature threats that are metaphors for our real fears, The Babadook introduces its most scary concept long before the bogeyman of the title - a creature resembling a Tim Burton concept sketch for Freddy Krueger come to life - even shows up. It's certainly a fear that I, as a recently married man, have: what if one day you have a son, and he's an annoying asshole?

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Day of the Mummy, a First-Person POV Horror Movie

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

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The makers of Day of the Mummy are obviously videogame fans, as this new film's style appears to be somewhere between found-footage and first-person shooter. Featuring Danny Glover, it is a somewhat expected tale of folks who go looking for treasure in a tomb, and find...more than that.

Day of the Mummy will be available on DVD and digital download Dec. 9th, but we have an exclusive clip that showcases its unique cinematography...

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It's Official: Michelle MacLaren Will Direct Wonder Woman Movie

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 2:56 pm

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MacLaren, who has been rumored to be attached for a while, has directed episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The X-Files and Breaking Bad among others, and was an executive producer on the latter two shows. This will be her first theatrical feature.

Hey, the Russo brothers worked out well and they came from TV. If the goal is a shared universe, TV directors have a heads-up on that.

(I also just made a typo where I wrote "sharted universe." In the case of WB/DC, I fear that may be an honest Freudian slip. Still, no reason to dislike this choice.)