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Power Rangers – Review

10 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I didn’t grow up singing “Go, Go Power Rangers!” I didn’t have a favorite ranger. The kid’s TV show turned toy empire was a little after my time, though I did catch parts while channel surfing. At that point I was starting to watch Jackie Chan and 90s action films, so the tepid fight scenes in The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers didn’t quite make an impression. And it’s not like anyone watched the hit series for the character development or acting in the first place.

While Power Rangers borrow the same ideas and similar visuals from the 90s show, the film tries to correct the two elements I just pointed out that the original show lacked. This time around the focus is on the kids and not their stunt doubles in the suits. Five high school kids come together under convenient circumstances one night in a rock quarry. »

- Michael Haffner

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80s fantasy movie moments that terrified us as kids

21 March 2017 6:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Mar 22, 2017

Fearsome monsters, grasping hands, and a suggestive tree. Here are 10 fantasy movie moments that scarred us as kids...

Sooner or later, you're going to see a scary movie. Whether you sneak down and watch a horror film on late night television, watch a Nightmare On Elm Street sequel round a friend's house or watch clips of slasher movies on YouTube, horror movies are always out there, waiting in the wings for the young and curious.

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But long before most of us graduate to the stage of our lives where we start seeking out 18-rated movies of gore and terror, we reliably encounter scary moments in what might initially seem to be harmless family adventure films.

The 1980s was an »

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‘Power Rangers': What to Expect From the Post-Credits Scene

13 March 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With iconic Saturday morning TV franchises like “Transformers” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” making the leap into blockbuster movie series, it’s not surprising that Lionsgate is hoping to do the same with “Power Rangers.” To that end, director Dean Israelite confirmed in an interview with Collider that the credits for his upcoming spin on the mighty morphin’ heroes of Angel Grove will feature a teaser of what’s to come in a potential sequel. Israelite said that unlike the Marvel movies that popularized the post-credit scene trend, “Power Rangers” will put its stinger midway through the credits. Also Read: »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Toy Fair 2017: Funko & Idw Teaming Up for One-Shot Comics of The X-Files, Ghostbusters & More

22 February 2017 1:34 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Funko's Pop! vinyl figures have given collectors new ways to view iconic characters, and some of those unique looks will now come to life on the paneled page, as Idw Publishing and Funko announced at Toy Fair that they are teaming up for one-shot comics this May, including The X-Files, Ghostbusters, Judge Dredd, and more.

Press Release: San Diego, CA (February 17, 2017) – Get your Funko on this May! The insanely popular Pop! vinyl figures have successfully reshaped the collectibles landscape and are now primed to take comics by storm in a special month-long event from Idw Publishing. Funko and Idw are combining forces to bring fans Funko-ized versions of some of the most recognizable and beloved characters in all of pop culture.

Funko Universe Month will feature some of the most sought after Pop! vinyl figures coming to life in five off–the-wall one-shots courtesy of Idw’s creative stable: Ghostbusters, »

- Derek Anderson

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Paramount chief Brad Grey departure said to be imminent

21 February 2017 5:42 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

After a year of flops, executive committee takes helm at the studio.

After weeks of speculation, the studio’s chairman and CEO is on his way out after a disastrous 2016 at the box office, insiders say.

Brad Grey’s tenure at Paramount Pictures had been on shaky ground after a string of releases crashed and burned and now control of the studio is reportedly in the hands of an interim cabal of senior executives until a replacement is found.

The operating committee is understood to comprise Amy Powell, the highly regarded head of TV and digital, film chief Marc Evans, COO Andrew Gumpert, and marketing and distribution supremo Megan Colligan.

The group covers all aspects of the studio and has been given oversight by Bob Bakish, who was appointed CEO of parent company Viacom in December after vice-chairman Shari Redstone and her father Sumner Redstone called off a possible Viacom-CBS merger.

Grey assumed »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Prime 1 Studio’s Nemesis Prime Transformers G1 statue revealed

18 February 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Promotional images have arrived online for Prime 1 Studio’s Nemesis Prime Transformers Generation 1 statue. The limited edition piece of Optimus Prime’s evil clone stands at approximately 24 inches tall and is available to pre-order now over at Sideshow Collectibles priced at $999.99; take a look at the statue here…

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Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present Nemesis Prime from Transformers: Generation 1. The dark mirror of Optimus Prime, Nemesis Prime is a clone of the Autobot leader imbued with many of his abilities but lacking all moral restraint. Designed by renowned artist Josh Nizzi, famous for his interpretations in the Transformers movies. Crafted with impressive attention to detail, Nemesis Prime stands approximately 24 inches tall and features Led light-up eyes. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Paramount Plans Nickelodeon-Branded Films as Part of Viacom Turnaround Effort

9 February 2017 5:04 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Updated: Viacom has some Disney envy.

The struggling media giant unveiled a plan on Thursday that it said will help revitalize Paramount Pictures by integrating the studio behind “Transformers” and “Mission: Impossible” more deeply into the fabric of its other brands. Paramount has been hit hard by a string of painful flops such as “Ben-Hur” and “Allied,” while suffering from a creative torpor. On an earnings call with analysts, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said that the studio’s financial performance was a “significant disappointment.”

It was all about brands, as Viacom tried to impress Wall Street with its ambitions to become a more globally focused, synergistic player. As part of that effort, Viacom said that going forward it will focus on its six flagship properties, a group that includes Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, Bet, Comedy Central, and Paramount.

“These six brands each have compelling, valuable and distinct brand propositions,” the company said in a filing. “They »

- Brent Lang

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Paramount Plans Nickelodeon-Branded Films as Part of Viacom Turnaround Effort

9 February 2017 5:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Updated: Viacom has some Disney envy.

The struggling media giant unveiled a plan on Thursday that it said will help revitalize Paramount Pictures by integrating the studio behind “Transformers” and “Mission: Impossible” more deeply into the fabric of its other brands. Paramount has been hit hard by a string of painful flops such as “Ben-Hur” and “Allied,” while suffering from a creative torpor. On an earnings call with analysts, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said that the studio’s financial performance was a “significant disappointment.”

It was all about brands, as Viacom tried to impress Wall Street with its ambitions to become a more globally focused, synergistic player. As part of that effort, Viacom said that going forward it will focus on its six flagship properties, a group that includes Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, Bet, Comedy Central, and Paramount.

“These six brands each have compelling, valuable and distinct brand propositions,” the company said in a filing. »

- Brent Lang

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David Fincher Still Wants to Direct World War Z 2

8 February 2017 10:13 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of zombie movies are still waiting on a sequel to 2013's World War Z, which was, despite some bumps in the road, a success for Paramount. The development process for World War Z 2 has also been a little rocky so far, with the studio recently taking the sequel off of their release schedule for 2017. Paramount still wants the movie to happen and perhaps, more importantly, David Fincher wants to direct it.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher, who worked with World War Z star Brad Pitt on Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is "very creatively interested in directing the movie." It was reported last year that Brad Pitt was trying to court David Fincher to direct World War Z 2 after director J.A. Bayona departed the project. Apparently, it worked. Here is what a source with knowledge of the situation had to say about it. »

- MovieWeb

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Riverdale: the long, strange history of Archie Comics on TV

22 January 2017 8:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Cummins Jan 24, 2017

A look-back at the previous attempts to bring Archie to TV before they got it right with Riverdale...

When Riverdale premieres on the CW on January 26th, it will mark a milestone for Archie Comics - the first time in the company's 75-year history that its characters will truly shine on television. A mix of gleefully ridiculous kitsch with standout performances and some truly smart writing, the series is poised to be 2017's breakout TV hit.

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That said, it took a while for Archie to get to this point. There have been many attempts to bring Archie and his friends to TV before, but these all suffered for either being shoddily animated (the various 1960s cartoons), misguided (1990's Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again), or just plain, um, weird (the X-Files cash-in Archie's Weird Mysteries »

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Dick Gautier, ‘Get Smart’ Actor, Dies at 85

15 January 2017 2:33 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dick Gautier, who is best known to baby-boomers as Hymie the Robot in “Get Smart,” died Friday in Los Angeles of pneumonia, according to his daughter, Denise. He was 85.

Born in Culver City, Calif., Gautier quickly helped Hymie make an impression in the 1960s spy spoof. Despite the fact that he only appeared in six episodes over four seasons, Gautier’s deadpan delivery helped the robot become a memorable fan favorite.

Gautier’s film and TV credits after “Get Smart” include appearances in “When Things Were Rotten,” “Love, American Style,” “Fantasy Island,” “Fun With Dick and Jane,” and “Charlie’s Angels.”

Gautier was also well known in the theater community for playing Conrad Birdie in the original production of “Bye, Bye Birdie” in 1960. The production, which also starred Dick Van Dyke, earned Gautier a Tony nomination.

Younger audiences may know Gautier for his voice work. He played Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod in the ’80s “Transformers” cartoon »

- Alex Stedman

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Idw’s Head Honcho Discusses The Company’s Success In 2016

4 January 2017 12:03 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Anyone following comic books these days is quite familiar with publishing juggernauts Marvel, DC and Image, but it’s important that we not forget the contributions of Idw, who sits firmly at the number four spot in the industry. Creating new franchises such as Locke & Key and 30 Days of Night have assuredly been instrumental in their success, but their mainstream titles based on properties such as Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesStar Trek, and Transformers have sold like hotcakes as well.

Ted Adams, CEO of Idw Media Holdings, recently sat down with Cbr and spoke fondly of how 2016 was the publisher’s “best year ever”:

“If you look at the divisions, specifically with publishing, this has really been a breakout year for us. We won the National Book Award, which is the first time a graphic novel publisher has ever accomplished that. Our lines across the board really seem to be working for us. »

- Eric Joseph

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan Inexplicably Removed From Sale

4 January 2017 10:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Platinum Games’ hack and slash game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan, has been removed from digital sale without so much as a word from publisher Activision. As spotted by NeoGAF users (via VideoGamer), the budget title has disappeared from Steam, the Xbox Games Store and Sony’s PlayStation Store, raising questions as to what’s happened.

Games being removed from digital sale isn’t a rare occurrence – publishers have done so in the past due to the expiration of licenses – but considering the relative newness of Mutants In Manhattan, one can only wonder what’s going on at Activision HQ.

Released back in May last year, Platinum’s Tmnt is just one of a collection of licensed titles developed by the studio, with Transformers Devastation and The Legend of Korra counted among them. With Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel both having disappeared too, it very much looks »

- Joe Pring

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How Hollywood Beat the Odds and Broke Box Office Records in 2016

3 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to movies, nobody expected much from 2016. Most of the major franchises were sitting this one out — there were no sequels to “Jurassic Park” or “The Avengers” or “Transformers.” Yet even without the heavy hitters, the year is poised to shatter the record for North American ticket sales, with an estimated $11.3 billion in revenue.

“The movie business is incredibly resilient,” says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore. “People have been sounding the death knell for the theatrical experience for a long time, but if the movies deliver, people show up.”

Still, not everything broke in the movie business’ favor, and not everyone would claim that the pictures were the best that Hollywood has to offer. Attendance for the year will be flat or down slightly, buoyed by rising admissions costs. Globally, a slowdown in China took a chunk out of ticket sales; box office in the Middle »

- Brent Lang and James Rainey

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