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By now you've heard that Vulture is going to be the main baddie in Spider-Man: Homecoming. And, if you thought the film would follow the similar comic book movie trope of having a single villain for the first film, then multiple villains in sequels...you'd be wrong. According to a document that purports to be a leaked call sheet from the production of Spider-Man: Homecoming, there's going to be another baddie in Tom Holland's first solo outing as Peter Parker.
The document appeared on Reddit, and was quickly deleted, but not before being saved by many a watchful eye. So I'll share it below, but first, here's the big shocker: Bokeem Woodbine is playing...The Shocker!
Bokeem Woodbine, aka The Shocker
Here's the call sheet, which has a few other revelations on it that we'll discuss below:
One of the other big reveals here is that Angourie Rice is »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Listen, I’ve got an inspired idea for a summer movie: an actress-led remake of “Ghostbusters.” Okay, I know, they tried that earlier this summer, and really, it was a great idea. But let’s be honest: It didn’t entirely work out. The negative fanboy buzz hurt it, and whatever you thought of the finished product, it wasn’t as funny as the original. It could have been better. So what I’m saying is, let’s do it better. By the summer of 2018, the “Ghostbusters” remake will be an ancient memory. That will make it the perfect timing for the relaunched version, which can be rowdier and raunchier and wilder, maybe skewering a little younger and hipper, with a touch of that “Suicide Squad” edge. I see Amy Schumer in the Bill Murray role, and we could team her up with Nicole Byer and — why not? — Margot Robbie. »
- Owen Gleiberman
Reviewed by Shannon Hilson
It’s a wonderful thing – the way horror comes in all flavors and varieties these days. Whether you’re into slashers and serial killers, ghosts and monsters, old school classics or found footage, there’s something out there that’s just right for you.
The same goes for those of us that think horror goes perfectly with a little bit of cheesy, spoofy comedy every once in a while. The Comedy/Action/Creature Feature 2 Lava 2 Lantula is exactly this type of film. Directed by Nick Simon (Removal, The Girl in The Photographs) and starring Steve Guttenberg, it’s the sequel to Syfy creature feature Lavalantula.
Simon, known more for his darker themed horror thrillers wanted to do a comedy, and told MoreHorror that "I really have a strong love for Corman and Troma films and I kind of always wanted to do one. We »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movie Reality of the Day: Using rehearsal and behind the scenes footage, this fake documentary parodying The Karate Kid pretends it's a true story and claims that Daniel was a real jerk in real life (via Geek Tyrant): Mashup of the Day: It's shocking nobody has made a mashup of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors and the Sarlacc Pit from Return of the Jedi before now (via Geek Tyrant): Cosplay of the Day: Watch a little boy cosplaying as Kylo Ren at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios chosen to lead a couple of Stormtroopers and then get special treatment at the Star Wars Launch Bay attraction (via...
- Christopher Campbell
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Supercut of the Day: With Star Trek Beyond out this week, Mr. Sunday Movies tracks all of Captain Kirk's kills in movies over the decades: Fake Movie Poster of the Day: Started as a joke at Sundance this year by entertainment writer Mike Ryan, now that Kristen Wiig has finally addressed and joked about making AbracaDeborah, there's a fan-made poster for the fake movie (via Twitter): Cosplay Tutorial of the Day: Just in time for Comic-Con, here's a video showing how to make your own Leeloo costume from The Fifth Element: Abridged Movie of the Day: Ranker cuts The Karate Kid down to just two minutes of people...
- Christopher Campbell
The level of hatred lobbied against 2016's Ghostbusters is enough to suggest that it should be an extremely controversial film, yet it is totally benign. What is really going on?
The trolls are taking over. Not long ago, they were restricted to just the comments section on posted articles, typically political in nature. And then, suddenly, everything became offensive to their tender little minds. Gradually, they took over the forums, spewing their judgemental rhetoric at anyone who threatened their sphere of fragile existence. Celebrities joined twitter to communicate with their fans, only to get lambasted by foul-mouthed keyboard jockeys. Suddenly the life choices of the famous were open for commentary by anyone with a smart phone and some free time.
Everyone with an internet connection now feels that their opinions are more important than everyone else's’. There was GamerGate, and then video game developers received death threats for delays, and »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
In a competitive situation with multiple bidders, Hunch, a light hourlong procedural from Chris Murphey (The Karate Kid) and Matthew Gross, has landed at CBS with a put pilot commitment with penalty. A co-production between EuropaCorp TV Studios and CBS Television Studios, Hunch centers on a Lapd detective who begrudgingly teams up with a celebrity psychic who, unfortunately, is also his ex-wife. The project reunites Murphey and Gross, who were co-showrunners on ABC’s Body… »
“Ghostbusters” has been met with largely positive (if lukewarm) reviews — it currently boasts a 62 on Metacritic and a 79% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes — which has done little to quell the film’s pre-release backlash. After making the film’s trailer the most “disliked” in YouTube history, fans of the 1984 original who are stridently opposed to Paul Feig’s female-led reboot are flooding IMDb with negative ratings of a movie that, in all likelihood, few of them have actually seen.
Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Review: A Feminist Blockbuster That Could Have Been Better
The film currently has a 3.6/10 rating from fans on the site based on 3,823 votes — 2,2204 of which are 1/10, the lowest possible score. As ScreenCrush notes, in what’s surely a coincidence, 2,604 of the votes come from men compared to 276 from women; on average, the former have rated the film much lower than the latter. (For a point of comparison, 2010’s remake of “The Karate Kid, »
- Michael Nordine
There was a time when the next logical step for successful live-action movies was to have them turned into animated series. Back to the Future, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dumb and Dumber, Jumanji, Men in Black,The Karate Kid and plenty more all became animated series. But there was one movie that never made it […]
The post Votd: Learn About the Scrapped Attempts to Make a ‘Jurassic Park’ Animated Series appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movie Promo of the Day: Watch this Japanese trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse all the way through for a special bonus bit starring Deadpool, crashing the spot to promote his own movie's release (via The Wrap): Real-Life Superhero of the Day: Speaking of X-Men, we recently saw a guy who turned himself into a real-life Iceman. Now check out a guy trying to be a real-life Cyclops (via Geekologie): Weird Movie Tribute of the Day: 1980s movies The NeverEnding Story, The Karate Kid, and The Goonies get a strange homage set to the tune of 1990s one-hit wonder Crash Test Dummies in this catchy video (via Geek Tyrant): Casting Depiction of...
- Christopher Campbell
15 years ago today, Fast and Furious started its engines. It was on June 22, 2001 that the first film in the massively successful franchise hit theaters. The franchise began with a movie about a police officer who goes undercover into the world of street racing and semi-truck hijacking. It’s since morphed into a series of heist films, boasting crazy stunts, a tight-knit team in Dom Toretto’s crew, and an admirably diverse cast. The soaring box office achievements of the most recent film, Furious 7, have been attributed in part to the fact that 75% of the audience for the film in North America was non-white — it managed to connect with a diverse audience and looks to be leading the way for the rest of the industry. “There is literally someone within the cast that is relatable on some level to nearly every moviegoer around the world, and this has paid big »
- Emily Rome
30 years ago today, audiences were treated again to the utterly watchable pair of Daniel and Mr. Miyagi. The Karate Kid, Part II opened in theaters on June 20, 1986. In the sequel, released two years after the original film, Daniel’s wax on, wax off early training days are behind him, and he’s impressively slicing through six blocks of ice. The boy and his mentor travel together to Mr. Miyagi’s home village in Okinawa, Japan. Sparks fly between Daniel and Kumiko, the niece of Mr. Miyagi’s childhood girlfriend, to the synthesizer-tastic tune of “Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera. The song hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 later that summer and got an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. Other notable June 20 happenings in pop culture history: • 1948: The Ed Sullivan Show — then titled Toast of the Town — premiered on CBS. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis performed in that first episode, »
- Emily Rome
With Father's Day right around the corner (it's this Sunday -- call dad!), Fandango surveyed over 1,000 dads and put together a list of the top 25 modern classics they'd most like to share with their brood this summer. Star Wars, E.T. and Jurassic Park lead the pack, with other fan favorites like Back to the Future, Toy Story, Rocky, The Goonies, The Karate Kid and Ferris Bueller's Day Off all in the mix. It's interesting that many of today's dads grew up in the '70s, '80s and '90s because not only are the films that meant a lot to them as children heavily represented on this list, but it also speaks to the movies we're seeing in theaters now. This weekend Finding Dory hits theaters, and its predecessor, Finding Nemo, landed at...
- Erik Davis
Deal includes forthcoming titles Ghostbusters and Money Monster.
Sky has struck a European movie deal with Sony Pictures Television – its first pan-regional agreement since the creation of Sky Europe.
The deal will enable the pay-tv operator to launch all new and future Sony films across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.
It covers new movies including the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot, Angry Birds, Money Monster and Inferno shown on its linear Sky Movies, Sky Cinema and Sky Film services as well as its transactional movie services Sky Store, Sky Select and Sky Primafila. It will also cover Uhd productions for the first time, as well as library titles including the Spider-Man franchise, Lawrence Of Arabia, Philadelphia, Men In Black and The Karate Kid.
“Along with our investments in entertainment »
London — Pay TV operator Sky has signed its first pan-European movie deal. The exclusive pact with Sony Pictures covers the countries in which Sky operates, which are the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.
Sky has already struck pan-European deals for TV series with HBO and Showtime, but this is its first pact with a Hollywood studio for movies. Sky’s movie deals in the past have been made on a country-by-country basis.
The Sony Pictures agreement, which covers Sky’s subscription and transactional movie services, allows it to deliver new movies to its 21 million customers more than a year ahead of any other subscription service and only a few months after they have been released in movie theaters. The package comprises all new and future Sony releases, including “Ghostbusters,” “Angry Birds,” “Money Monster” and “Inferno,” and also includes library titles such as “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Philadelphia” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind, »
- Leo Barraclough
To co-incide with the Digital HD and DVD release of the hilarious Community: Season Six, we have an exclusive gag reel and some special clips to share.
The hilarious gag reel, and the two clips, titled ‘Modern Espionage‘ and ‘Wedding Videography‘ can be viewed in our players below, but first, here’s a little more about the show.
Hacked e-mails, virtual reality, schlocky sci-fi filmmaking, grifting, forbidden paintball, a giant hand, a wedding and a stage adaptation of The Karate Kid… Welcome back for one crazy year at Greendale Community College! Though the Study Group-turned-“Committee to Save Greendale” has succeeded in their mission (well, almost), Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) has hired a by-the-books administrative consultant (Paget Brewster) to help »
- Paul Heath
To mark the release of Community Season 6 on 21st March, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. Hacked emails, virtual reality, schlocky sci-fi filmmaking, grifting, forbidden paintball, a giant hand, a wedding and a stage adaptation of The Karate Kid… Welcome back for one crazy year at Greendale Community College! Though
The post Win Community Season 6 on DVD appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
Two-time Emmy winner Larry Drake, who portrayed the mentally-challenged Benny Stulwicz on NBC's hit drama series L.A. Law, passed away today at the age of 66. While no cause of death was given, TMZ reports that the actor did have recent health problems pertaining to his weight, but his health issues weren't thought to be terminal. The actor was found in his Hollywood, California home by a friend at approximately 1:30 Pm today.
Larry Drake was born on February 21, 1950 to Lorraine, a homemaker, and Raymond Drake, a drafting engineer for an oil company, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and originally wanted to be a teacher before studying acting. He landed a variety of small roles throughout the 1970s and 1980s in movies like Date with a Kidnapper and The Karate Kid, and TV shows such as Hardcastle and McCormick and Hunter. In 1987, he landed the role of Benny Stulwicz, »
Though an exact cause of death has not yet been released, TMZ reports that Drake was discovered in his home by a friend; paramedics were called and Drake was pronounced dead at the scene.
From 1987 to 1994, Drake portrayed mentally disabled office clerk Benny Stulwicz on L.A. Law, an unforgettable character who earned him back-to-back Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1988 and 1989. The role also earned Drake three Golden Globe nominations »
Mark, Aaron and Kristen Sales give Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl a look. We look at Breillat’s methods, and the points about women in society she is trying to make. We delve into feminism, fat shaming, and the dichotomy between the lives of men and and women. We also take a close look at the shocking ending, and try to reconcile what she is trying to say about the world.
About the film:
Twelve-year-old Anaïs is fat. Her sister, fifteen-year-old Elena, is a beauty. While the girls are on vacation with their parents, Anaïs tags along as Elena explores the dreary seaside town. Elena meets Fernando, an Italian law student; he seduces her with promises of love, and the ever watchful Anaïs bears witness to the corruption of her sister’s innocence. Fat Girl is not only a portrayal of female adolescent sexuality and the complicated bond between siblings »
- Aaron West
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