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While Colin Trevorrow has already ruled himself out for directing the sequel to "Jurassic World," he does promise to lend his input in some capacity to the followup to one of the highest grossing films of all time. And while this summer's blockbuster doesn't necessarily leave a thread to be followed for a sequel, it does set up some interesting concepts which Trevorrow says could lay the foundation for where the story will go next. Don't worry, no more resorts will be harmed. "[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast," he told Wired. "I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment." Read More: Colin Trevorrow Talks 'Jurassic World' Sequel Involvement, Steven Spielberg, Joss Whedon & More Instead, Trevorrow is »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jurassic World is the third biggest film of all time, and films that are that big get sequels – Like Avatar, the biggest film of all time, which is getting three sequels, or the fourth biggest film of all time, The Avengers, which got a sequel earlier this year. Note – The second biggest film of all time will definitely not be getting a sequel, though someone once tried. Anyway, we digress.
Jurassic World 2, or whatever they decideto call it, will definitely be heading to cinemas in 2018, and the Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has been talking up that sequel, which is co-writing, though not directing.
Seems it won’t be set in a theme park next time.
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island, »
- Paul Heath
Cop Car Focus World Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C Director: Jon Watts Screenwriter:Jon Watts, Christopher Ford Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Fredson-Jackson, Hays Wellfod, Camryn Manheim, Shea Whigham Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 5/11/15 Opens: August 2015 No doubt some critics and audience members will be show their smarts by saying the “Cop Car” combines Steven Spielberg with Sam Peckinpah, and while there are elements of the two great directors in Jon Watts’ movie, the show is difficult viewing unless you like seeing repetitive scenes of ten-year-olds playing with guns, a rogue sheriff who continually tries to show that he’s on the side of [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Anyone growing into pop culture consciousness during the mid-2000s will be familiar with a certain type of Tom Cruise, one labeled with some criticism in a recent Buzzfeed article as “Tom Cruise 2.0.” To them, Tom Cruise may have first become familiar as Ethan Hunt in the first Mission: Impossible movie, as an action star who, in spite of fearful insurance agents and publicists, prefers to do his own stunts—especially if they include declaring maniacal love for Katie Holmes atop Oprah Winfrey’s couch. He was probably their first introduction to the alien world of Scientology, or perhaps already known as the face of another hero thrust into the supernatural, having once served as the model for the titular character in Disney’s Aladdin.
This Tom Cruise, in spite of several critical successes in the past 10 years, has yet to shake completely the straws of tabloid fodder that prick up every time someone dares, »
- Christina Leo
Priorities USA Action, the super Pac supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, brought in $15.6 million in the first six months of 2015 — an impressive sum of money that includes a $2 million donation from mogul Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl, plus six other $1 million checks from George Soros, Steven Spielberg, Herb Sandler, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Donald Sussman and the Democratic Fair Share Action super Pac. Other donors included J.J. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath, who each gave $500,000. Friday was the deadline for Super PACs to file mid-year disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission. Also Read: Hillary Clinton's Scathing Letter. »
- Itay Hod
Every Friday for the last few weeks we’ve been looking at a different cinematic classic featuring a certain Tom Cruise. Past editions have focussed on Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, and Minority Report, now our attention turns to his one franchise, the Mission Impossible series.
Tom Cruise had his first taste of fame in the 1980’s and, unlike many of his peers, has never really left the spotlight. His body of work features an impressive 38 films giving him the opportunity to work with many acclaimed directors such as Steven Spielberg, Cameron Crowe, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Oliver Stone, and Stanley Kubrick. He’s also done pretty much every genre under the sun, giving him a wide ranging show-reel. He’s also been the first actor to get his own Sky movies channel devoted purely to films he stars in (available now for a limited time). This week sees his latest »
- Kat Smith
Jk Rowling has been winning at life so consistently lately that her 50th birthday - which is today, July 31 (a birthday she shares with Harry himself) - feels like even more of a cause for celebration than it already would. To mark the conclusion of Rowling's fifth decade, Digital Spy is taking on the challenge of ranking the Harry Potter movies in order from worst to best.
Additional writing by Simon Reynolds
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Lacking the 'brand new franchise' sheen and the sheer sense of wonder that Philosopher's Stone had, Christopher Columbus's second outing was always going to come up slightly short. But his sentimental approach really rubs up awkwardly against Chamber's sinister central mystery, »
The story of the Raiders Of The Lost Ark fan film is brought brilliantly to life in this new documentary...
I love fan films. I remember the very first fan film I ever saw: Hardware Wars (a Star Wars spoof). I’ve been hooked ever since. They’ve come a long way since then, some of them nowadays boasting a production value that almost rivals Hollywood productions. When I watch, for example, the Piano Guys’ Cello Wars (which in essence, is still a fan film), I’m amazed how much fan films have evolved, but my favorites remain the older ones, like Closet Cases Of The Nerd Kind (who can forget those singing mailboxes?).
But while some fan films of that era were happy to simply parody blockbuster movies, in 1982, two kids from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Chris Strompolos (11 years old) and Eric Zala (12 years old) set our to produce a »
Back in March, it was revealed that Paramount Pictures is taking a unique approach to their lucrative Transformers franchise, putting together a writers room that will come up with ideas for Transformers 5 and other future sequels and spinoffs. The writers room is lead by Akiva Goldsman and includes Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan and Geneva Robertson-Dorsett. While promoting the new season of Daredevil at the TCA press tour, Steven S. DeKnight revealed what it was like to work with these other writers, confirming that Transformers 5 will be written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner.
"It's that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. »
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tantalizing Thursday? We have a breakdown of how X-Men: Days of Future Past differs from the comics it was based on, a video that breaks down Hot Toys' toy-crafting process and an extensive Back to The Future retrospective. But first, find out how Inside Out should have ended. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
How Inside Out Should Have Ended
How It Should Have Ended is tackling Inside Out this week, which shows how "brain farts" really work and what happens when someone's mind is blown. It's a wonderful but brief video that pokes fun at the movie without actually tearing into it too much. Inside Out is doing just fine, »
Netflix has set a theatrical release date for its first original film. Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” will hit screens in select U.S. markets on October 16, the same day that it debuts worldwide on Netflix.
Netflix is partnering with Bleecker Street, the distribution company founded by Andrew Karpen last year, and Landmark to open the film in 19 markets served by Landmark Theatres.
“Beasts” will hit theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego.
This allows the Africa-set drama, starring Idris Elba, to be eligible for Oscar consideration. Its awards season chances were improved earlier this week when the pic was selected to screen at both the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
It will go head to head with other awards hopefuls, Steven Spielberg »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Back in the year 2000, director Steven Spielberg had been slated to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but he passed on the project, opting to take his career in a different direction by taking on both A.I. Artificial Intelligence (check out a recent visual study of the film) and Minority Report (which is […]
- Ethan Anderton
Following his work as show runner on the first season of Marvel and Netflix's "Daredevil," Steven DeKnight became one of the names onboard the 'brain trust' of several notable writers assembled to help chart a course for the "Transformers" franchise.
Akiva Goldsman, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura serve as the supervisors of this 'brain trust' whose job is to produce not just more "Transformers" sequel story ideas but spin-offs, prequels, and possibly even animated films as part of a larger 'Transformers Cinematic Universe'. Speaking with IGN, he explained how it works:
"It's that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. It was a wonderful experience.
- Garth Franklin
As Paramount plots to expand the Transformers franchise into a full-blown cinematic universe, it has assembled a crack team of Hollywood scribes led by Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale), all of whom are tasked with laying the groundwork for the future of the franchise.
Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil) is one member of said writers room, which also includes Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk), Jeff Pinker (Lost), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson (Shut In), Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
Recently, at the TCAs for Daredevil, DeKnight discussed what it’s like to be a member of such a sprawling team of writers and how he’s liking the jump from television to feature filmmaking:
You know, it’s that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page »
- Isaac Feldberg
Two film franchises, both just now reaching their fifth film, but nothing alike in overall execution. What makes "Mission: Impossible" so rich and robust as a series, and why is "Vacation" such a drag? The answer to the first part of that question has to do with Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, and anyone looking to understand how to build a 21st century franchise would be wise to closely study the model that they've established. Not only has it proven incredibly limber, it seems like they're still just picking up steam. All they have to do now is figure out how to keep Tom Cruise alive and looking exactly like he does right now for the next 100 years. Since it's the Imf we're talking about, I assume they will succeed. When you look at Tom Cruise's career, he came out of the gates really strong. He made his screen debut in "Endless Love, »
- Drew McWeeny
After 19 years, Tom Cruise's first major franchise is still one of Hollywood's best.
As Ethan Hunt, the star turned himself into an action hero with 1996's "Mission: Impossible" -- going Full Cruise with all the running, punching and jumping onto a bullet train from (naturally) an exploding helicopter. The first film was a huge hit, spawning five sequels -- all from different directors, as the series aims to give each "Mission" its own unique fingerprint.
Cruise is back for the latest installment, "Rogue Nation." Before you see the movie this Friday, your mission -- should you choose to accept it -- is to check out these 27 facts about the "Mission" films.
"Mission: Impossible" (1996)
1. Before locking down Brian De Palma to direct, the first filmmaker Cruise approached about "Mission" was Sydney Pollack, whom he had worked with previously on Paramount's 1993 summer hit, "The Firm."
2. De Palma designed many of the »
- Phil Pirrello
Warner Bros. has closed a deal with director Gil Kenan to take the helm of their video game adaptation Five Nights at Freddy's. We first reported on the project back in April, when Warner Bros. secured the rights to the popular video game series, created by Scott Cawthon, which launched just last year. The story takes place at a children's pizza restaurant, but it's much more dark and sinister than the setting may lead you to believe.
Five Nights at Freddy's centers on a group of people trapped inside a popular pizza restaurant named Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, which is similar to the Chuck-e-Cheese restaurant chain. They begin to relaize that, at night, an animatronic animal, part of the house band, comes to life and starts killing people left and right. Users play as the people who are locked inside, as they try to find a way to survive and make it out of Freddy's alive. »
Big-budget movies go into production without a completed script with some frequency, so it was notable when the team behind the “Transformers” film franchise assembled a "think tank" to hash out a plan for the future of the series. “Daredevil” season one showrunner Steven DeKnight was in this think tank, joined by “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (“Ant-Man”), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (“Iron Man”), and Zak Penn (“X-Men: The Last Stand”) among others. Akiva Goldsman led the charge in charting the course for the future of the “Transformers” franchise. DeKnight was on hand at today’s TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour to talk about the first season of Netflix’s "Daredevil." When asked about the “Transformers” experience, DeKnight said that it was “wonderful” that movies are now taking a page from television. “It was a wonderful experience,” DeKnight enthused. “Akiva Goldsman was fantastic and Jeff Pinkner was phenomenal. »
- Roth Cornet
Frank Langella is set to co-star opposite Bryan Cranston in All The Way, HBO's adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play. Directed by Jay Roach and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the film covers Lyndon Baines Johnson (Cranston) from the moment the assassination of John F. Kennedy made Lbj the 36th president of the United States and through a turbulent first year that included leveraging his power to pass Civil Rights legislation in Congress up to his… »
There is an abundance of visual essays online pertaining to the films of both Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg. So perhaps it’s fitting that there's one devoted to “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” the film Kubrick developed for twenty years before handing the project off to Spielberg, who wrote and directed it after Kubrick’s death. When “A.I.” finally came out in 2001, naturally many wrestled with whether or not Spielberg did Kubrick’s project justice. What portions of the film seemed tied to Kubrick? Which originated with Spielberg? Read More: 10 Essential Movies About Artificial Intelligence Benjamin Sampson’s video essay on the movie is meant to be a visual study, but goes significantly beyond simple comparison between the two filmmakers. Instead, Sampson is more interested in the ways in which their sensibilities complemented and bounced off each other. He argues that these dual sensibilities are key towards a better understanding of the themes of the movie. »
- Ken Guidry
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