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Simon Brew Aug 15, 2017
There's an end credits gag in Inspector Gadget that's up there with much of what Marvel offers you once the film's over...
Lots of people don’t like the Inspector Gadget movie. Released in 1999, Disney certainly had high hopes for it, earmarking it as a key blockbuster for that year. Tellingly, though, Rupert Everett would not inaccurately describe the film as “the $100m mess” in his memoir, Red Carpets And Other Banana Skins.
He went further. Talking about the elongated days of shooting on the movie, he wrote that “behind the scenes lurked a panel of executives, each with their own theory and agenda. A string of writers had written version after version, each adding to our scripts on a different-coloured paper, each one losing the plot a little bit more, so that by the end, or rather the beginning, they had managed between them to render »
Several months may have passed since we last saw Mary Jane Paul, but you’ll pleased — or horrified, depending on your position — to learn that very little about her has changed. Aside from her hair.
Tuesday’s Being Mary Jane premiere, which could have been titled “How to Lose Two Guys in Under an Hour,” began with the queen of self-sabotage coming clean to Lee about her newsroom romp with Justin — news which (surprise!) he did not take well.
“You’re obviously still that broken girl I met on the first night, »
Hey all you Og Godzilla fans, we have some pretty awesome news for you all… Well all you UK guys that is. Today we got some fantastic news from the folks at Manga UK and felt like we just had to share it with you!
That’s right Shin Godzilla, the 29th installment of the long running franchise, Finally is making its way to the UK shores and guess what… It’s even hitting the cinemas! Now it is only going to be a short lived run, so if your a true fan you will need to book tickets as soon as you have read all this awesome newsy goodness.
From the press release:
Godzilla makes land fall in the UK this August with the theatrical release of Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd. Today, Manga Entertainment revealed that Shin Godzilla will roar into cinemas for a limited engagement on Thursday 10th August. »
- Kevin Haldon
The Mummy seemed like a cash grab from the moment it was announced. Universal has been trying to launch a universe of their own, featuring classic movie monsters associated with the studio, including Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and the Invisible Man, for years. The Mummy is essentially the studio going "all in" to jump start what is now called Dark Universe. Casting a star as large as Tom Cruise initially read as an attempt to make up for shortcomings in other areas. When you don't have much else, attach the biggest movie star in the world, and your film will sell (maybe)! Additionally, though the first movie came out in 1999, the Brendan Fraser lead Mummy franchise is still fresh enough in the public's mind that starting a new universe with The Mummy seemed like a strange choice. So, is The Mummy just another ill-advised attempt to launch a universe, cashing in »
- Nick Doll
Only a few days after the addition of Silicon Valley‘s Thomas Middleditch to the cast of Godzilla: The King of Monsters, Bradley Whitford, who was recently quite terrifying in Get Out, has joined the film. Just like Middleditch, we have no clue who Whitford is playing, but we do know he’s boarding a Millie Bobby Brown-led cast that keeps on getting […]
- Jack Giroux
Quite prolific at 34-years-old, Wingard cut his teeth on micro-budget horrors “Pop Skull” and “A Horrible Way to Die,” often working with indie mainstay Joe Swanberg. His more recent film, “The Guest,” starred Dan Stevens and premiered at Sundance in 2014. He has been moving into bigger budget indies with his last two projects, a 2016 follow-up to “Blair Witch,” and “Death Note,” a manga adaptation set for an August release.
“Godzilla Vs. Kong” will be the fourth entry to Legendary and Warner Bros. monster universe, populated with classic creatures of old Hollywood. “Godzilla” came out in 2014; last year’s “Kong: Skull Island” was a »
- Jude Dry
After years of making a name for himself as a respected director of low-budget thrillers, filmmaker Adam Wingard will be tackling two iconic monsters next. The filmmaker has come aboard to helm Warner Bros. and Legendary's highly-anticipated monster battle Godzilla vs. Kong, which will bring together the studios' Godzilla and King Kong franchises. This move comes just a few months after the studios finalized a writers room to generate ideas for this film, Godzilla: King of Monsters and other potential movies.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that the filmmaker has finalized his deal with Warner Bros. and Legendary. While it isn't clear exactly which writer will be working on the script for Godzilla vs. Kong, the project will come out of this talented writers room lead by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise). The other writers in this room include Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, (Star Trek 4 »
Terry Rossio is writing the film — a part of Legendary and Warner Bros.’ “MonsterVerse.” The announcement comes on the heels of “Kong: Skull Island” scoring at the box office with $565.6 million worldwide. The studios are prepping another sequel, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” with Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, and Vera Farmiga on board to star.
As the title suggests, the film will pit the two massive monsters against each other. It’s still unknown at this time whether the stars of either “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” or “Skull Island” will be reprising their roles in “Godzilla vs. Kong.”
“Godzilla vs. Kong” roars into theaters on May 22, 2020.
- Justin Kroll
We like to imagine Hollywood as a precision machine, with every million-dollar decision motivated by an enlightened blend of business savvy and artistic intent, while auteurs and producers battle it out in the honest assumption that their conflicts will create masterpieces of commercial cinema. The truth, of course, is a little more blurry, as we were reminded this week via a column from prolific screenwriter Terry Rossio.
Rossio—whose credits include Shrek, the 1998 Godzilla, and a host of Disney films, including Aladdin and most of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise—revealed that his version of the script for the upcoming Pirates sequel, Dead Men Tell No Tales, featured a female villain, but the character was nixed by star Johnny Depp. Why didn’t Depp want to face off against a powerful female adversary? Because he’d already done that, a mere five years earlier.
Depp apparently cited his ...
- William Hughes
16 May 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Jean Reno has signed with Paradigm, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. He previously was with CAA.
The French actor rose to international acclaim in 1994 in Luc Besson’s The Professional, starring as the titular hitman who mentors a young orphan (Natalie Portman). His subsequent Hollywood credits include Mission: Impossible, Godzilla, Ronin and The Da Vinci Code, as well as Couples Retreat and Steve Martin’s two Pink Panther movies, wherein he showed off his comedic flair. Reno most recently appeared in Armenian genocide drama The Promise, starring Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon.
Reno continues to be repped »
- Rebecca Sun
Not only was the 1985 Making Contact directed by Stargate, Godzilla, and Independence Day‘s Roland Emmerich, but it also carries heavy Et, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Poltergeist influences, while also having been a potential inspiration behind James Wan’s films, especially Dead Silence. Kino Lorber is releasing the 80’s classic, also known as Joey, on Blu-ray and DVD […] »
- Brad Miska
Long live Michael Laughlin. Two years after he released one of my favorite early ‘80s oddities, Strange Behavior (I wrote about it here), he was back to unleash the next chapter in a proposed ‘Strange’ trilogy, Strange Invaders (1983). And while the former is a tribute to Mad Scientist films of the ‘50s via an updated Slasher take, the latter tips its fedora to the great Alien Invasion films of the same era. It may not reach the same dizzyingly weird heights, but Strange Invaders is an affectionate romp that captures the feel of those bygone drive-in classics and solidifies Laughlin’s unique voice.
A co-production between Emi Films and Lone Wolf McQuade Associates, Strange Invaders was released by Orion Pictures in mid September stateside to positive reviews and lackluster box office. Returning only a quarter of its $5 million plus budget, this was the Way of the Laughlin – everyone liked his movies, »
- Scott Drebit
With the Amazon Princess’ live-action solo movie fast approaching, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced a Commemorative Edition re-release of the acclaimed 2009 DC Universe Animated Original Movie, Wonder Woman, which is set to hit Digital, Blu-ray and DVD this May. Take a look at the cover art, synopsis, special features and trailer here…
On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a princess of untold beauty, grace and strength – Diana. When U.S. fighter pilot Steve Trevor crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the God of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge by starting a World War that will last for centuries and wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons. It »
- Gary Collinson
Burbank, CA (March 28, 2017) — Return to the realm of Amazonian warriors, Greek gods and mythological creatures – all unleashed on modern civilization – as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment honors the world’s greatest female super hero with the release of Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition. The feature-length, PG-13 rated animated film, one of the best-reviewed entries in the decade-long history of the DC Universe Original Movies (we liked it when the film was first released in 2009), will be distributed on Digital HD on May 2, 2017 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on May 16, 2017.
Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp) starting May 16, 2017. The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes copies of the film on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital HD.
On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a princess of untold beauty, grace and strength – Diana. »
- ComicMix Staff
With the Wonder Woman live action movie set to arrive in theaters in just over two months, it’s understandable that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment will want to put out as much merchandise bearing the likeness of the Amazon Princess as possible. One item in particular that’s worthy of attention is that of the forthcoming Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition.
Truth be told, it’s technically not a new offering, but rather a repackaging of the amazing animated film originally released back in 2009. Unfortunately, no R-rated cut will be included as was previously reported. Despite any second guessing you may have, do know that one exists out there somewhere, as the filmmakers have admitted they had to make some alterations in order to get the PG-13 rating because, at the time, WB didn’t afford as much leeway with mature content as they do now.
Moving on to the official synopsis, »
- Eric Joseph
Godzilla: King of the Monsters: O'Shea Jackson Jr., who made his acting debut by portraying his father, Ice Cube, in Straight Outta Compton (above), is in negotiations to join Godzilla: King of the Monsters. If things work out, he would join Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga in the monster sequel, which is scheduled for theatrical release on March 22, 2019. [Variety] The Underground Railroad: Barry Jenkins (above), who just won an Academy Award for Moonlight, has been busy lately writing a miniseries based on Colson Whitehead's book The Underground Railroad. It revolves around two slaves who escape a plantation in Georgia and head for safety. Now streaming service Amazon has picked up the series for further development. Jenkins is...
- Peter Martin
Godzilla: King of the Monsters: O'Shea Jackson Jr., who made his acting debut in Straight Outta Compton (above) portraying his father, Ice Cube, is in negotiations to join Godzilla: King of the Monsters. If things work out, he would join Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga in the monster sequel, which is scheduled for theatrical release on March 22, 2019. [Variety] The Underground Railroad: Barry Jenkins (above), who just won an...
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters: O'Shea Jackson Jr., who made his acting debut by portraying his father, Ice Cube, in Straight Outta Compton (above), is in negotiations to join Godzilla: King of the Monsters. If things work out, he would join Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga in the monster sequel, which is scheduled for theatrical release on March 22, 2019. [Variety] The Underground Railroad: Barry Jenkins (above), who just won an Academy Award for...
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DC. Marvel. Industry giants, yet not the only names in comics. Not by a long shot.
Valiant is one such company that has been around for quite a while, founded in 1989 by former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Jim Shooter and Steven Massarsky. Like the two industry leaders, we have the Valiant Universe including such titles as X-o Manowar, Harbinger, and Shadowman. Valiant already has a five-picture deal with Sony to bring the Valiant Universe to life, including movie versions of Bloodshot and Harbinger, leading to an Avengers style event in Harbinger Wars.
Heat Vision has learned that now that Valiant is developing Archer & Armstrong in house before being shopped around to studios. The project certainly won't be a hard sell, considering the talent that just joined the film.
- Nick Doll
King Kong might end up ruling the weekend thanks to “Kong: Skull Island”, which looks set to dominate all competition. But how does the giant ape stack up against other oversized creature feature creatures? Read on to find out. These are the movies that stand tall as the kings of the monsters, as determined by domestic box office. Note: All figures are from Comscore and Box Office Mojo, and are not adjusted for inflation. 10.) Godzilla (1998) $136M Domestic Roland Emmerich’s overhaul of Toho’s most famous kaiju was panned by critics, including Siskel and Ebert, whom Emmerich mocked with characters meant. »
- Jeremy Fuster
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