6 items from 2016
Sadako vs. Kayako, 2016
Directed by Kôji Shiraishi
The vengeful spirits of the Ring and Grudge series face off.
Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Freddy vs. Jason, Puppet Master vs. Demon Toys. We sure do love to see two iconic franchises clash together on the big screen don’t we? This year alone we’ve seem Batman take on Superman for eight minutes, and even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes collided in Captain America: Civil War. Wanting to capitalise on this recent resurgence, The Land of the Rising Sun has released a movie that pits the ghouls and curses from The Ring and The Grudge in Sadako vs. Kayako – and it’s a hell of a lot of fun.
That fun comes from Sadako vs. Kayako knowing »
- Luke Owen
The Wrap reports that Warner Bros. Pictures is pushing back the release of Godzilla 2 as well as announcing a release date for King Kong Vs. Godzilla. Director Gareth Edwards' Godzilla 2 was scheduled to release June 8th, 2018 but will now open on March 22nd, 2019. The epic crossover King Kong Vs. Godzilla will open on May 29th, 2020.
Godzilla 2 was going up against Paramount Pictures' Transformers 6 but will now face off against Paramount's animated film, Amusement Park. Warner Bros also announced an "untitled event" film for December 25th, 2018 and moving up an "untitled DC movie" from June 19th, 2020 to July 24th, 2020.
It is speculated that the "untitled DC movie" is in fact Green Lantern Corps but nothing is confirmed as of yet. The "untitled event" film will go up against Disney's untitled, live action film on the same day. Sony Pictures animated Spider-man will open four days earlier. »
- J.B. Casas
Marvel/20th Century Fox/Paramount Pictures
Marvel’s lists of successes is almost as long as the Avengers’ of collateral damage: turning B-, C- and even D-list heroes into masthead names; showing ensemble team-ups can not only be done, but done well; making so much money even Tony Stark is jealous. But far and away the McU’s biggest success is in the masterful execution, and as a result widespread popularisation, of the cinematic universe.
Everyone’s getting in on the act – DC are giving their Extended Universe a jolt-start with Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Legendary are starting to build towards King Kong Vs. Godzilla, Transformers are throwing around the phrase shared universe as if people actually care about their plot and the new Star Wars saga appears to be as much about spin-off stories as it is the ongoing Episodes. The entire landscape of blockbuster cinema has »
- Alex Leadbeater
Since the early days of horror movies, audiences have always taken great pleasure in watching our most iconic monsters battle it out. In 1943, Frankenstein fought the Wolf Man in the appropriately titled Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. The two most famous giant beasts of all time threw down in 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla. The […]
The post The Ring vs. The Grudge is a Real Movie and Here’s the Trailer to Prove It appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
If you have been living and routinely interacting with other human beings over the last month, you’ve probably heard one or two words involving this year’s Academy Awards and the heated controversy over the startling lack of both films and people of color among the nominees. Personally, I think that the real focus of concern ought to be less on the back end-- awards handed out for films which were financed and/or studio-approved, scheduled for production and filmed perhaps as much as two or three years ago-- and more on addressing the lack of cultural and intellectual and experiential diversity among those who have the power to make the decisions as to what films get made in the first place. This is no sure-fire way to ensure that there will be a richer and more consistent representation of diverse creative voices when it comes time for Hollywood »
- Dennis Cozzalio
We recently saw the release of the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane, which started life as an independent film unrelated to Cloverfield but was rewritten as a sequel (of sorts). This got us thinking about other films that were conceived as original projects but were altered by studios to become sequels to existing franchises.
When 10 Cloverfield Lane started out, it was an independent film called The Cellar, about a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who wakes up injured and locked in the bunker-like cellar of a man (John Goodman) she’s never met before. The strange man tells her that he found after an accident and brought her there to minister to her wounds but then a cataclysmic disaster ravaged the surface world and she has to stay there. She doesn’t believe him and spends the rest of the film trying to escape, while her memories of the night of her accident slowly return. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
6 items from 2016
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