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Most fans know that The Goonies star Corey Feldman voiced Donatello in the original 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While Michael Bay didn't bring the teen icon back for this summer's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action reboot, he did decide to steal (or pay homage, however you want to paint it) one of The Goonies better action sequences, which is showcased in a new extended TV spot. Watch as the four mutant brothers go on a wet and wild waterslide ride through the sewer system before farting pepperoni. This one is definitely for the kids who grew up loving both The Goonies and the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated TV series, both relics of the 80s. We also have a better version of poster art previously released weeks ago.
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron »
Adam Sandler vehicles are rarely films we look forward to seeing, but the sci-fi action comedy Pixels is primed to change that. Directed by Chris Columbus, the blockbuster centers on a group of old-school gamers who become an unlikely line of defense against invading aliens when extraterrestrials intercept feeds from arcade games, misinterpreting them as a declaration of war and launching attacks on Earth with the same eight-bit characters and strategies.
Faced with a powerful enemy he doesn’t fully understand, the President of the United States (Kevin James) recruits his childhood friends, including a TV mechanic (Sandler), a felon (Peter Dinklage) and a conspiracy theorist (Gad) to form the so-called Arcaders. Teaming them with a weapons specialist (Michelle Monaghan), the President entrusts the future of the world to this motley crew.
Speaking about the film with Entertainment Weekly, which debuted the above image, Columbus, who is still rolling cameras on Pixels, »
- Isaac Feldberg
In the high-concept sci-fi action comedy Pixels, aliens misinterpret satellite feeds of classic arcade video games such as Space Invaders and Centipede as a declaration of war and launch an attack on earth using the same eight-bit characters and strategies.
In the Chris Columbus-directed film, the U.S. president (Kevin James) recruits his childhood friends to help save the country. Back in 1982, his three buddies were arcade prodigies, but cut to the present day: “They’re really three losers,” laughs Columbus. They’ve ended up a TV mechanic (Adam Sandler), a felon (Peter Dinklage), and a conspiracy theorist (Frozen’s Josh Gad). But, »
- Lindsey Bahr
The Home Alone director had a string of successful projects during the 80s and early 90s directing classics such as Adventures In Babysitting and Mrs Doubtfire. Not much is known about the remake apart from it being set 30 years after the first film’s events. Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are also confirmed as producers for the film.
If this is true, I am sure fans of the original are breathing a little sigh of relief for having Columbus back on board. But that is not the only Columbus rumour, it was earlier announced that a sequel to The Goonies is in the works. Richard Donner has been developing ideas for the follow up to the 1985 hit film with Steven Spielberg. Not much is known about the sequel »
- Lucinda Holt
Sdcc 2014 kicks off soon, and we've already told you what's planned for Preview Night. Here's a quick recap along with the horror highlights of Day 1. On tap are "Hannibal," "Penny Dreadful," "Under the Dome," "Teen Wolf," The Walking Dead comics, WWE Studios, and Lots more.
Per usual, what we're posting is just the tip of the iceberg with panels running all day and evening. Check out our picks below, and be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.
Preview Night: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:00 Pm - Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings
Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t »
- Debi Moore
It has begun. Comic-Con International has started to release the daily schedules for Comic-Con 2014! We have Preview Night and Thursday schedules available. It's time to start planning out your epic geek adventure! The GeekTyrant team will be there to cover as much awesomeness from the convention as we possibly can!
I will post a few of the notable panels that will be taking place, but to see the full event schedule click here.
Wednesday - July 23Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings:Comic-Con International and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of three of the most highly anticipated series of the 2014-15 television season -- The Flash, Constantine, and iZombie -- as well as a brand new episode of Teen Titans Go!
- Joey Paur
San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule for the first day of programming at Comic-Con 2014, Thursday, July 24. We've pulled out all the movie, DVD and TV-related panels and events right here, but you can also clickHere if you want to check out the full schedule with all of the comic book events. You can also clickHere to find out what pilot episodes Warner Bros. Television will be screening during Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23. Take a look at the exciting panels that will kick off the con this year.
Thursday July 24
10:00am - 11:00am - 24
Jack is back at Comic-Con, damn it! Kiefer Sutherland takes the stage to celebrate 24's most iconic moments and highlights of Jack Bauer's triumphant return in 24: Live Another Day. Catch the exclusive sneak peek at highly anticipated Blu-ray and DVD featurette, Worlds Collide, illustrating how the pulse-pounding storytelling was created for this thrilling new season. »
Though filmmaker Chris Columbus may not be at the top of his game right now (hopefully his big screen version of Pixels will change that), back in the day, Columbus was responsible for some of the most revered movies of the 80s. The Home Alone director wrote the script for the original Gremlins back in 1984, and also the script for The Goonies back in 1985. Now if a rumor from The Tracking Board is to be believed, Columbus will go back to his roots by producing the new versions of both those films, which are each in some stage of development. While one is a sequel, the other will be a reboot. But which is which? Read on! Let's start with The Goonies. We had already heard earlier this year that director Richard Donner was developing a sequel to the childhood adventure favorite with Steven Spielberg, and pretty much all of »
- Ethan Anderton
Considering how beloved both of these movies are, I’m going to preface this post by saying that this news, originally published by The Tracking Board, is still classified as a rumor until we see something official. However, if the site’s report is true, it’s very exciting news. Word on the interwebs this week is that Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, has signed on to produce new installments of cult classics Gremlins and The Goonies.
Let’s take those one at a time. Gremlins was successful enough at the time of its release to garner a follow-up, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, but this third film is said to take place 30 years after the original and be more of a reboot than a direct sequel. Warner Bros. has been trying to get this project moving for years, »
- Isaac Feldberg
According to The Tracking Board, Chris Columbus is heading back to his roots, signing on to produce the planned Gremlins remake, as well as The Goonies sequel. Steven Spielberg is said to be producing The Goonies 2, and will also be involved with the new Gremlins movie in some capacity.
The site goes on to report that the Gremlins remake will adopt a plot very similar to the original, telling “the story of a boy who gets a strange creature for Christmas, only to, through his own negligence, unleash a horde of the little monsters on his town.” However, Slash Film is reporting that it will actually be a “sequel-style reboot” rather than a straight-up remake, set some 30 years after the events of the first movie.
Are you looking forward to the return of the Gremlins and the Goonies? Let us know your thoughts…
The post Chris Columbus to produce the »
- Gary Collinson
Art by Nargynargy
There's another rumor from The Tracking Board that has hit the web that says Harry Potter director Chris Columbus is set to produce the sequels to The Goonies and Gremlins. It was originally reported that Gremlins would be a remake, but according to /Film the film will actually be a sequel that takes place 30 years after the original film.
There has been no official confirmation of Columbus' involvement at the moment, so we'll treat this as a rumor for now.
Warner Bros. has been looking to get another Gremlins made for several years. The film project is currently on the fast track to production with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg set to produce.
- Joey Paur
For some of the oldsters out there they may recall the 1973 Gamble & Huff-produced R&B hit single “I’ll Always Love My Mama” by the musical group The Intruders. This musical anthem was certainly a lyrical tribute to caring mothers and how their sacrifices shaped our childhood and adulthood. This finger-snapping song definitely captured the spirit of motherly guidance.
Naturally film has had its share of depicting motherhood over the decades. In fact, mothers of all types are presented before our eyes in packages of being nurturing, notorious, nutty, naive and nonsensical. However, there is something so special about the mother-son relationship that rivals the father-daughter dynamic. We have our share of proud Mama’s boys out there roaming about in society.
In Mama’s Boy: The Top 10 Mother-Son Combos in Movies we will examine some of the big screen bonds that have been celebrated between the Mommy Dearests »
- Frank Ochieng
Mondo has revealed this amazing poster art inspired by Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner's 1980s cult classic film The Goonies. It was created by artist James Flame, who had this to say about the inspiration behind this piece:
"I love to tell stories with the things I draw, and the adventure of The Goonies is a hell of a big story to tell. My favorite part of any story is the peak of the set up – the part where the mood is established, the characters are coming into themselves, the scenery is starting to play a role, and it’s all at the cusp of breaking loose. And if it all stopped right there, your imagination has everything it needs to start coming up with all sorts of crazy scenarios on [its] own. Man, I love that part. This scene felt like such a natural place to stop for a »
- Joey Paur
It used to be when a sequel to a successful genre film went the somewhat direct to video route, that it was a taboo of sorts, a signifying mark of it not being such a great film. It was definitely easy to feel that way, given so many sequels that didn’t quite offer anything to offer horror fans, aside from a familiar name. While that stigma has somewhat (if not completely) faded away with how wildly successful genre films have become with only a small limited theatrical release, followed by Redbox, iTunes and DVD, films like Kaare Andrew’s Cabin Fever: Patient Zero helps further eradicate the undeserved labels that were once instantly placed on similarly marketed films, making up for a flawed (and greatly tampered with) second film in the series, with providing a fun and entertaining time.
While the story of a group of young adults partying »
- Jerry Smith
Kids say the darnedest things! Isn't that what Bill Cosby taught us back in the 1990s? Well, the legendary comedian was right, obviously, especially when it comes to memorable movie quotes. We wanted to take a look back through the decades at some of the most hilarious, touching, unforgettable lines said by kid characters (most are live-action, but there are a few animated characters too). We even asked some of our friends and readers what their favorites were and came up with this list of 25, but it just as easily could have been 50.
And if you notice we paid extra attention to the '80s and '90s, let's just say that's when many of us were growing up; we're sure younger (and older) readers could come up with an entirely different lineup of quotes. Feel free to share them in the comments!
"So never kick a dog / Because he's »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
We learned a couple of weeks ago that Steven Spielberg would finally move ahead with a couple of projects with two 2016 release dates already penciled in. As we wait to see what the future holds for the iconic director, let’s hear the director take a look back at his own life. Movies.com unearthed a video from 2012 where Spielberg sat down with Friends Of Quinn, an online community for young adults with learning differences, to talk about his history with dyslexia – he wasn’t diagnosed until 2007 – and how it’s affected both his career and personal life. Though the director was plagued by an undiagnosed learning disability growing up, he found solace in a group of fellow misfits that he says served as inspiration for “The Goonies.” “I never felt like a victim. Movies really helped me... kind of saved me from shame, from guilt. Making movies was my great escape, »
- Cain Rodriguez
Zip (Raúl Rivas) and Zap (Daniel Cerezo) aren’t exactly delighted to be spending their summer vacation at Hope Re-Education Centre, a remote correctional facility in the Spanish countryside; even less so once they’ve met their new director, Falconetti (Javier Gutiérrez), a strict and severe man who has declared war on all things frivolous and fun. In response to school’s the oppressive rules and restrictions, which regularly see Zap relegated to solitary confinement for wanton acts of insubordination, the brothers form the Marble Gang, recruiting fellow students Filo (Fran García) and Micro (Marcos Ruiz) to their underground resistance. Together with Falconetti’s own niece, Matilda (Claudia Vega), the group cause mayhem around the school, inadvertently unearthing a treasure map hidden by the centre’s founder.
“It’s like a pirate movie; a map, a one-eyed man, and a hidden treasure.” Though Spanish cartoon characters Zip and Zap may »
- Steven Neish
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is known the world over for creating genuine movie magic. From his blockbuster splash Jaws in 1975 up until his 2012 biopic Lincoln, Spielberg is certainly a gifted filmmaker. Very few auteurs are still work today but Spielberg keeps banging out films that dazzle the senses and leave an everlasting impression on the viewer. However, some of Spielberg’s films haven’t achieved the recognition and respect they deserve. There are certain films that this movie master made that didn’t quite achieve a high status. One such film is 1991’s Hook, a fantasy adventure which didn’t really score well with critics but filled children of the 90s with joy, innocence, and wonder.
The film follows middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning (Robin Williams), a bitter individual who has forgotten who he is. »
- Randall Unger
Last year MGM launched a lawsuit against Jake Lamotta and director Martin Guigui (Beneath the Darkness) to prevent them from using the title Raging Bull II on a new low-budget biopic about the former Middleweight World Champion, who was of course portrayed by Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 classic. Having agreed to change the title to The Bronx Bull, the first trailer has now arrived online, and we’ve got it for you below…
The Bronx Bull stars William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire) as Lamotta, while the rest of the cast includes Joe Mantegna (The Godfather: Part III), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Natasha Henstridge (Species), Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito’s Way), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks), Robert Davi (The Goonies), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), and James Russo (Django Unchained).
As yet, there’s no word on a release date for The Bronx Bull, but don’t be surprised if this one ends up going straight-to-video. »
- Gary Collinson
It went from something that nerds did in their basements to a worldwide phenomenon, now documentary Video Games: The Movie chronicles the rise of the video game industry.
Narrated by Sean Astin (The Goonies), Video Games: The Movie features interviews with the likes of Zach Braff, Donald Fiason, Max Landis, Will Wheton and leading industry experts such as Hideo Kojima, Reggie Fils-Aime. The movie has been produced by Zach Braf (Garden State) and directed by Jeremy Snead in his debut feature.
Here’s the synopsis from IMDb:
Video Games: The Movie, a feature length documentary, aims to educate & entertain audiences about how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers. The film is not just another film about the games industry, but attempts something much more ambitious; the question of what it means to »
- Luke Owen
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