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It seems there’s no slowing down the Telltale Games franchise train. They’ve already done Jurassic Park, Back To The Future, the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead, and now, Vertigo’s Fables with The Wolf Among Us.
Fortunately, Telltale Games does franchises justice, a far cry from the olden days when licensed games were a quick buck and nothing more. Like their other games, specifically The Walking Dead, Telltale Games injects The Wolf Among Us with its tried and true formula of an adventure game focusing on story and some choices along the way.
If you haven’t played The Wolf Among Us before [Note: Some spoilers in the rest of the article], here’s a breakdown. It’s Fables set in the 80s with a noir twist to it, as Bigsby attempts to solve the murder of a beheaded woman, only to find a much bigger conspiracy brewing underneath it all. If you have never read Fables, »
- Andrew Hudson
Today sees the release of Poseidon Rex on iTunes and select theaters, and we caught up with director Mark L. Lester for our latest Q&A feature. Best known for directing Commando and Firestarter, Mark tells us about his fascination with creature features, developing Poseidon Rex, and what he’s working on next:
Having been involved in creature features previously, what made you want to take on Poseidon Rex as your next film?
Mark L. Lester: I loved the idea of doing a sea creature movie and always wanted to make one, since I saw Beast of 20,000 Fathoms, as a little kid. That picture really haunted me.
Did you have any input in the story or was the script put together before you came on board?
- Jonathan James
Fear not, Spielbergers. The man behind Lincoln, Jurassic Park and so many famous films is not planning to snatch someone from the street and incur the wrath of Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills. Instead, The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara is yet another potential project for him to direct.There’s every chance the script will spend time cooling its heels in Spielberg’s development pile, though, and it’s still in an embryonic form. If he does decide to take it on, Mortara would see a reunion between the director and his Munich/Lincoln collaborator, Tony Kushner. The writer is adapting David Kertzer’s novel, which charts the true story of a seven-year-old Italian Jew thrust into controversy in 1858 when he was taken from his parents and raised as a Catholic by authorities of the Papacy. He ended up becoming a priest. Even if he doesn't end up making the film himself, »
Telltale Games has been really knocking it out of the park the last few years, thanks to games based on such properties as Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Vertigo Comic Fables and The Walking Dead. The later of which has garnered glowing praise from virtually all of have played it. Many have gone so far as to say that it is the best version of Robert Kirkmans story in any medium (books, comics, tv).
With all the acclaim and success, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to have a little fun with the conceit and gameplay in their post-outbreak world. The guys at Dorkly have created a mashup of The Walking Dead game and everyone's favorite plumbers, theMario Bros. in this animated short 'The Walking Koopas'.
- Chris Connors
It’s beginning to look like some anonymous Hollywood executive – in a misguided attempt at ingenuity – may have sent an email around the town saying, ‘Hey you guys! Remember the 90s? Let’s do that again!” With Jurassic Park, Point Break, Dumb And Dumber among stories now being revisited, it was only a matter of time before Mrs Doubtfire appeared in the creative crosshairs again.
On its release in 1993, Mrs Doubtfire raked in over $441 million in international box office, on a budget of just $25 million, and added Golden Globes to its trophy cabinet to boot. Based on Anne Fine’s novel ‘Alias Mrs Doubtfire’, the film adaptation was penned by Leslie Dixon and Randi Mayer Singer, and gave Robin Williams the perfect showcase for his chaotic kind of comedy. Starring as Daniel Hillard – a father facing divorce – Williams portrayed a man so desperate to maintain contact with his beloved children »
- Sarah Myles
With $219 million, Mrs. Doubtfire ranks second on the 1993 domestic box office charts, just behind Jurassic Park. That was Robin Williams' peak as a box office draw, so he was in no rush to make a sequel. Fox started developing a Mrs. Doutbfire sequel in 2001, but Williams reportedly rejected the script in 2006, and the project has remained dormant since. The actor noted in a recent interview, "They kept trying and it doesn’t work… because at the end of the first one they reveal who [Mrs. Doubtfire] is." David Berenbaum (Elf) must have found a way to make it work, because The Wrap reports Fox 2000 has revived Mrs. Doubtfire 2 with a script by Berenbaum. Williams is on board and Chris Columbus will return to direct. In the original Mrs. Doubtfire, Williams played a recently divorced actor who whipped up a disguise as a Scottish nanny to spend more time with his kids. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: The Last Chewsade […]
- Peter Sciretta
The 33 jury members will be split into seven groups, one for each competition category: World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Best New Narrative Director, Best New Documentary Director, Narrative Short Film, Documentary and the Student Visionary Award. Two other awards, the Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia and the Norah Ephron Prize, will also be awarded. Winners of the seven festival categories will receive $150,000 and prizes, and eight of the winners will also get to take home an original artwork. Winner of the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which recognizes a female writer or director, will receive $25,000.
Seven Juries Will Award Prizes At 2014 Tribeca Film Fest
Growing up in the ’80s, my childhood was filled to the brim to double features. Whether in the local multiplex, or at the drive-in, there wasn’t a single thing that I enjoyed more than giving the box office my couple of bucks, and seeing whatever weird ass double features they programmed. I wasn’t around during the wonderful grind-house double feature days of the 1970′s (which happens to be my favorite era of horror), so my experiences were usually limited to films of the ’80s and ’90s. Usually, the theaters in which I frequented typically tried to pair similar movie together, but every once in a while, even as a kid, I ended up wondering, “What is going on here?” with their choices. So, because nostalgia is always oh so fun for me, I thought I’d give y’all a glimpse into four experiences from my childhood, that even today, »
- Jerry Smith
When it was originally announced that critical pariah Michael Bay was to be directing the big screen incarnation of the nostalgically popular 1980’s vehicular metamorphoses toys The Transformers, it seemed to be the perfect match of artistic vision and material. With large scale auto-centric set-pieces already scattered throughout his CV, recall the spectacular freeway chase from the otherwise ridiculous Bad Boys 2, and a penchant for a genuinely enjoyable sense of infectious fun, evident in apologists favourites such as The Rock and Armageddon, his pyrotechnic pornographic sensibilities would make real the plastic clashes between the Autobots and Decepticons in a way every big kid dreamed of.
A franchise on the verge of Extinction? No chance.
The notion that Age of Extinction is a “reboot” isn’t an altogether welcome one, because for all of the crass, ibuprofen accompanied volume control, and Nuts magazine incarnate issues scattered throughout Revenge of the »
- Matt Rodgers
★★☆☆☆Branded after the hugely successful six-part BBC documentary series which aired back in the late 1990s, Walking with Dinosaurs - The Movie (2013) is a live action/CGI hybrid from co-directors Neil Nightingale and Barry Cook, and is released this week on DVD and Blu-ray. It's without doubt technically impressive, featuring some of the most visually lifelike dinosaurs since Jurassic Park (1993). And yet it's botched spectacularly by a paper-thin script and some laughably silly voiceover work from actors as Justin Long and John Leguizamo (of Ice Age fame). We follow the story of the adorably named Patchi (Long), born at the end of the Cretaceous period as the runt of a Pachyrhinosaurus litter.
- CineVue UK
I was fortunate enough to be on the set of Rise of the Planet of the Apes back when it was called Caesar and everyone seemed a little nervous to be following up the disastrous Tim Burton remake. Up until the lights went down at the screening of Rise, I thought it was going to be a slow-burn movie about James Franco’s character dealing with the reality of Alzheimer’s disease through a sci-fi conceit about a drug that made a baby monkey smarter. The only reason I thought that was the thrust of the movie for so long was because we were living in a pre-Caesar performance capture world. There was something about seeing Andy Serkis’ performance as Caesar come entirely from Andy Serkis that I challenge anyone to claim they expected. Gollum is a fantastic technical achievement, yes, but up until his appearance in The Hobbit, after »
The long-awaited fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise kicked off filming in Hawaii this week, and sure enough the first set photos from Jurassic World are starting to make their way online, showing a couple vehicles (including the original Jurassic Park Jeep) as well as actor Irrfan Khan (The Amazing Spider-Man, Life of Pi). Check them out via SciFied and The Daily Mail….
Jurassic World is being directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and also stars Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie), Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Jake Johnson (Drinking Buddies), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), David Oyelowo (The Butler), Judy Greer (The Descendants), Katie McGrath (Dracula), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black) and the returning Bd Wong as Dr. Henry Wu. The sequel is set for release »
- Gary Collinson
By now you’ve surely heard many times over about the blockbuster franchises that are releasing new installments in 2015 (Avengers, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and so forth), but we’re quickly approaching the point where there are as many new additions to box office heavyweight properties (Batman/Superman, How to Train Your Dragon, Independence Day, etc.) that will be opening theatrically in 2016.
In today’s release date roundup, we add yet another tentpole to the 2016 roster, in the shape of King Arthur. The latest take on the Arthurian legend is being directed by Guy Ritchie, who got his start by churning out small London ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
I’ve learned a few things from my years of watching horror films. You find yourself either cheering For, or cringing in fear At the “scary” characters. Whether they’re zombies, creatures, or serial killers, they either invade our hearts, or nightmares. We also cheer for the hero, or heroes, who do whatever they can to survive..but what about the characters who are complete jerks?, or just flat out annoying? Well you guessed it, we dislike them as they attempt to ruin the movie (but never succeed) with their obnoxious attitude and behaviors, they remind us of the smelly person who insists on sitting next to you at the theater while chewing popcorn in your ear and talking for the duration of the film. That’s right…I have experienced this annoyance many times,..but before this turns into a rant just about people who annoy me, let’s »
Inspiration and heartwarming overload warnings should be slapped all over this trailer for the sequel to the true story surprise hit of 2011. Dolphin Tale 2 follows the arrival of a new baby dolphin named Hope who no doubt needs the love and support of humans to not, you know…die! The first film had a very inspirational story in which a dolphin without a tale was cared for while a new tale was developed, so who knows how this will match up.
The trailer starts with a strong reminder of how much you loved the first film before turning into a family friendly version of the opening scene from Jurassic Park, which substitutes a velociraptor for a baby dolphin. There’s a bit too much heavy handed uplifting music for my liking, but who doesn’t love a bit of Morgan Freeman?
Dolphin Tale 2 is released 19th September in »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
“I was really in love with them,” confesses Fox, who stars as reporter April O’Neil in the live-action reboot of the ’80s cartoon which hits theaters August 8. “I have an older sister that’s 12 years older than me, so part of it initially was because I wanted to be like my big sister. But, it’s a really cool project for me because it was a huge part of my childhood, »
- Nina Terrero
Greer is part of a trio of actresses that just signed on to the fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise. Katie McGrath (NBC's "Dracula") and Lauren Lapkus ("The To Do List," "Orange is the New Black") round out the newest additions to the cast.
The affable Greer, known mostly for her roles in rom-coms, has been undergoing a bit of a career reinvention as of late, playing parts in a wider variety of genres including prestige dramas ("The Descendants") and now sci-fi flicks (in addition to "World," she'll also appear in this summer's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and the mysterious George Clooney-Brad Bird vehicle "Tomorrowland").
Greer, McGrath, and Lapkus join the previously-cast Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, »
- Katie Roberts
Loads of popular Universal titles are getting the reboot or remake treatment these days, including Jurassic Park in 2015, The Mummy the year after, and the recently announced Battlestar Galactica film, so it makes perfect sense that the studio would pursue a new version of one of their biggest science fiction films, Timecop.
Inspired by a story in the anthology Dark Horse Comics, the original 1994 film starred Jean-Claude Van Damme as a police officer in the future of 2004, fighting time travel crime and, as a result, discovering an interconnected web of political corruption. Timecop opened #1 at the box office, then managed to spin off into a video game for Snes, a short-lived TV show on ABC, ...
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- Araceli Roach
If the Jurassic Park franchise has taught us anything, it's that the idea of a dinosaur-filled amusement park is a much better one on paper than it is in reality. Death and destruction are not exactly what parents are after when they take their kids to theme parks...
So as you might imagine, the reviews for such a place wouldn't exactly be raving.
In this hilarious image we spotted over on the website Mandatory, someone imagined a world wherein Jurassic Park is a real place and is listed on business review site Yelp.
What would visitors have to say about their experience after returning home? Well, let's just say that the folks who return home are the lucky ones!
The Jurassic Park franchise continues with Jurassic World, set to hit theaters June 12, 2015. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley produce. »
- John Squires
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