12 items from 2015
Horror isn't just blood and gore. Dark Places, based on Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name, will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD this October. Also in this morning's round-up: details on The Walking Dead #1 variant for purchase at Wizard World San Jose and a new Mad Max video game trailer.
Blu-ray.com reports that "Libby Day (Theron) was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were murdered and her brother Ben (Tye Sheridan, Joe) was jailed for the crime. Now, twenty-five years later, Libby discovers shocking evidence that Ben may be innocent and the real killer is still at large. Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road), Chloë Grace Moretz (If I Stay), Sterling Jerins (World War Z), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man) and Christina Hendricks (TV's "Mad Men") costar »
- Tamika Jones
“Behold The Bratzi – a foot tall Canadian Nazi made of sentient Bratwurst!” Smith posted on Facebook. “This is why I shaved my beard months back: to play the villain in #YogaHosers!”
Yoga Hosers sees Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith and Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp leading the cast as convenience store clerks Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, who team up with Depp’s Guy Lapointe in order to battle an ancient evil. Also featuring in the cast are Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the new Black), Austin Butler (Aliens in the Attic), Adam Brody (The O.C.), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), Stan Lee (Mallrats) and Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back »
- Gary Collinson
There's a fun joke in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back where the two adventurous slackers bumble their way onto the Miramax studio lot and run from the set of Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season onto the set of Scream 4. It's a good gag that cheekily pokes fun at Miramax making unnecessary sequels to some of their movies, but apparently it was inspirational for studio honcho Bob Weinstein. Kevin Smith recently revealed in an interview with Crave that after Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back came out, Weinstein wanted Smith to do a proper crossover movie with the characters. And who better to pit Jay and Silent Bob against than some '80s horror icons? Bob Weinstein said to me one day on the phone, this was after Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, he goes, “You know...
- Peter Hall
At Wizard World Minneapolis 2015, I had the chance to speak with Michael Rooker, who chatted briefly about The Walking Dead and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. I also caught up with Jason Mewes, who talked about Todd & The Book of Pure Evil.
Michael Rooker Q&A:
Have you been keeping up with The Walking Dead this season? If Merle were still alive, how would he fit into life at Alexandria?
Michael Rooker: I have, I watch my buddies whenever possible every week. First off, I’d have guards at the supply depot. I was surprised that the supply depot hadn’t been raided as of yet by anyone, really. Secondly, I would put the support beams on the inside of the fencing around the complex [laughs]. And then I’d just hang out, have a beer, or make my own home brew, and enjoy life.
Was it intimidating to »
- Derek Anderson
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
Consider this a bit of an experiment today. Instead of doing something like what I used to do with the Spotlight on the Stars series, I’m going to try honoring an actor or a filmmaker with a personalized top ten list. We’ll start off with none other than Will Ferrell, who happens to have the new comedy Get Hard hitting theaters this weekend. This initial piece will look at the ten best movies he’s been in, as opposed to just his best performances, but those will be contained within this list too, of course, so fear not. Anyway, let’s give this a shot and see how it goes! Here now, without any delay, are the ten best films that Ferrell has found himself a cast member in… 10. The Producers – Though a pale comparison to the original Mel Brooks movie (or the Broadway production), this remake of »
- Joey Magidson
Well you couldn’t have a Mallrats sequel without him, could you?
Director Kevin Smith took to Twitter and Facebook today to announce that Brodie himself Jason Lee will be returning for Mallrats 2, which is set to start shooting later on this year. This is on the heels of Smith confirming Shannen Doherty yesterday and Michael Rooker, Stan Lee and Jason Mewes last week. Smith also mentioned on his Hollywood Babble On podcast that his co-host Ralph Garman would also have a role.
Here’s the tweet:
“Would You like a chocolate covered pretzel?” Brodie Is Back! JasonLee’s going to the Mall, ya’ll! 6 more to go! #MR2 pic.twitter.com/rsm6BcRp0a
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 24, 2015
- Luke Owen
Director Kevin Smith teased in a tweet few days ago the he may be working on a sequel to his 1995 comedy Mallrats, which failed at the box office but went on to gain a cult following after its release on home video formats. During a radio interview with Rock 102 Kmfa, the filmmaker confirmed that Mallrats 2 is in fact happening. Here's what he had to say below.
"It has a script right now and we're pulling out loot together. We have got up until the beginning of 2016, so by the time we get to May 2016, we should be shooting. It kind of came out of nowhere. Lately I've been doing this thing where it's like, 'Well, do you want to do what's good for your career, or do you want to have fun?' Nobody is clamoring for a Mallrats sequel, but I'd love to make one. I had a cool »
Sometimes it's hard to know whether Kevin Smith is being serious or just trolling us, but if a recent tweet of his is to be believed, he is going to be making movies, plural, pretty much nonstop for the next couple years. First upc Clerks III, which Smith will begin shooting sometime in May. https://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith/status/576163254717673472 There's a bit more to unpack there, but first, let's talk about Clerks III. I was a big fan of Clerks in my teen years, as was pretty much every other friend of mine with any interest in movies, but I never even got around to seeing Clerks II -- I'm the worst, I know. The sequel came out right around the time I began to shift gears toward the work of Judd Apatow, who ironically, like Smith, has seen the critical acclaim for his work diminish a bit after a »
- Jordan Benesh
At one point, not too long ago, director Kevin Smith had announced his "retirement," with plans to distribute other independent films not of his making. It didn't take long for the filmmaker to whip up a new slate of movies for himself to direct, though, with last year's Tusk marking the start of his Canadian-set saga known as the True North Trilogy, which will be followed by Yoga Hosers later this year and capped off by Moose Jaws in 2016. The filmmaker took to his Twitter page today to break down his upcoming production schedule, revealing that his long-awaited sequel Clerks III will start shooting this May, followed by Hit Somebody in September and Moose Jaws in February 2016. After that, the director teased, "I smell a rat," hinting that a sequel to his sophomore comedy Mallrats could be next.
Since this year marks the 20th anniversary of Mallrats, the timing would »
With Smith himself portraying one of the film’s monsters, he’s had to shave his trademark beard in order for the necessary prosthetics to be applied, and the filmmaker has taken to Twitter to post a picture of his clean-shaven self, along with a snap of him in first stage of prosthetics…
Yoga Hosers sees Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith and Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp leading the cast as convenience store clerks Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, who team up with Depp’s Guy Lapointe in order to battle an ancient evil. Also featuring in the cast are Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the new Black), Austin Butler (Aliens in the Attic), Adam Brody (The O.C.), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf »
- Gary Collinson
Producer Jennifer Schwalbach has tweeted a new image from her husband Kevin Smith’s latest film Yoga Hosers, featuring Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp as Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, the two convenience store clerks from Tusk, who will find themselves teaming up with legendary manhunter Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) in order to battle an ancient evil…
Yoga Hosers is expected to arrive some time this year, with a cast that also includes Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the new Black), Austin Butler (Aliens in the Attic), Adam Brody (The O.C.), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), Stan Lee (Mallrats) and Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), along with Tusk stars Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein. »
- Gary Collinson
12 items from 2015
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