Just in case anyone was wondering.
But I don't think they're dumb enough to make Mutt Williams and the Tantrum of Doom as their next film. And judging by the reactions to Harrison Ford's last outing, there's a good chance they could say screw it and reboot.
So what next? Will future incarnations of Indy feature the Disney castle dissolving into similarly shaped scenery? Will they keep Ford and continue the trend of making the movies reflect the decade in which they're set...and have Dr. Jones at a '60s beach party? Or how about standalone films - I think literally the only one I'd like to see is Mola Ram Rising, but if I have to put up with The Sallah Chronicles to get that, I will.
How about you?
You only get to put a totally made-up word like "Jedi" or "Smaug" in your title when you're pretty sure the audience is so guaranteed to show up that marketing to newcomers doesn't matter much. And that sums up the feel of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in general - save for one early flashback (call it When Gandalf Met Thorin, and tell Bilbo he'll have what they're having) there is no hand-holding for the casual viewer when it comes to the quest for the Archenstone. Five movies in to Peter Jackson's Middle-earth, there's really no excuse for not having at least the vaguest sense of what's going on, even if the specifics of ancestral lines and blood feuds are both too complicated and too pointless to bother with.More >>
So we're getting this again?
The series will follow a critical moment from the original 1984 Terminator movie, taking it in a completely different direction that the film.
Okay, but you know that got canceled early last time, right?
Oh, but wait - this time they're trying to pull an Agents of SHIELD, and have it tie-in to the continuity of the movies that will be in theaters. Movies that we are apparently totally sure are going to do well enough to merit it, despite the fact that I have not yet heard from one person who wants this new Terminator trilogy reboot with old Arnold.
The Terminator TV series will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna......who previously had a lot of credibility from making movies like Zero Dark Thirty. She may want to invest in a real Terminator, who, a few years from now, can come back in time and kill this decision.
Or, I dunno...anyone excited about this?
If the reaction to Ben Affleck donning the Bat-suit in Batman vs. Superman made large segments of fandom apoplectic with rage, Warner Bros.' announcement Tuesday that Fast & the Furious 6 actress and former model Gal Gadot would be cast as Wonder Woman was met with the kind of charmingly dismissive and patronizing reactions actresses tend to be subjected to when Internet commentary and big-budget comic book properties collide.
We've collected some of the more... contentious assessments of Ms. Gadot's casting from around the web. What say you: do the teeming online masses have a point, or should they keep quiet until the first footage of Gadot gets some play?
A recently circulating story suggested that Michael Bay had said something to the effect of the next Transformers movie being more serious and less silly, implying he had taken to heart criticisms of the previous three and understood them. Apparently failing to understand that all of this actually constituted a form of semi-positive buzz, Bay has taken to his own website to deny it.
No I did not 'apologize' for any Transformers movies. I did not say I shot the last three movies "less cool" than the new fourth installment. I was talking specifically about camera style and tone, of the first movie compared to how I shot the new installment with a very big scale, cinematic style. I was very specific in saying the first Transformers was shot in a 'generic suburbia' area, not trying to be cool with any cinematic flashes. I wanted it to feel like this could happen in any backyard in the United States.
He did not go on to add, "Any backyard in the United States, that is, in which average teens look like supermodels, pet chihuahuas wear giant jewelry, and everyone behaves like a broad stereotype. That's what the suburbs are like, right? Because I can't see them from my penthouse so I really don't know."
He also mentions that you'll get your first look at Age of Extinction during the Superbowl.
You be the judge. He could just be messing with us.
UPDATE: Exhibitor Relations confirms it.
No stopping the X-Men franchise. Fox's X-MEN: APOCALYPSE will drop May 27, 2016.— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) December 5, 2013
Time to start spitballing who should play Apocalypse. Mo-cap Vin Diesel?
Some of you thought you saw them earlier, and you were right - in this freeze-and-comment version of the trailer, Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx reveal more of what's going on.
I'm tempted to use the old line about how if you have to explain a joke, then it's not funny. But we'll see - the general idea being put forward is that Oscorp is basically a supervillain factory. A metaphor for the Military Industrial Complex, perhaps, because that's something we've never ever seen in a movie before. Though to be fair, when we see it in superhero movies, it's usually run by someone like Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark who turns good.More >>
My position on The Dark Crystal is what some of you might call the Bad Nerd stance.
I think the design is amazing, save the grotesque near-human Gelflings, who are as unintentionally terrifying as any CGI uncanny valley today. I love the world building. And yet when I rewatched it a few years ago, expecting awesomeness, I was shocked to find that the story is kinda dumb, and the voice acting really isn't that good.
This may not have always been the case. A YouTube user named "skoodidabop" got his hands on an earlier cut of the film, in which some scenes were re-ordered, and far less of the dialogue was on-the-nose, with all voice-over narration excised. This version was at least tested with audiences, though that doesn't necessarily make it a "director's cut," as directors also like to see what does and doesn't play well to a crowd.
Nonetheless, as of this writing, you can watch the earlier version online now (some of the scenes are in black and white, but it has been restored as well as is possible without access to the original elements). Proceed at will...More >>
Considering what they showed us at Comic-Con, and how that was almost 100% Electro stuff, it's shocking how little the guy's actually in this, which indeed shows us Rhino and Goblin.
There's no nice way to say this, actually - it looks like the Spidey version of Batman Forever (which, to be honest, I liked at the time). It's a surprisingly cartoony looking sequel to what was - I think - trying to be a grittier reboot.
Low expectations can be a good thing, right? Because then you end up liking the final product better than you thought...right?More >>