20 items from 2014
While we still have a couple of years before we see a live action Batman on the big screen in Zack Snyder's Batman Vs Superman, there's still a few ways to enjoy the exploits of The Dark Knight until then, one of them being through video games, particularly the Arkham City franchise from Rocksteady Games. The final chapter in the franchise, Batman: Arkham Knight has revealed its announce trailer today, which features a four-minute long cinematic trailer that not only highlights another solid »
- Paul Shirey
There's always a time and place for nostalgia, but when it comes to movies from the 1980s, it goes beyond that. Throughout the decade, we hit cinematic milestone after cinematic milestone, with franchises being born that still resonate and fuel the box office today, some three decades removed. We can look at 2014 and see some good movies on the horizon. But when we look back at a year like 1984, its breathtaking to see how many seminal pieces of pop culture were born into existence. 1982 is sometimes called the greatest year for genre movies of all time, with an eye on science fiction. But 1984 goes maybe a step beyond that. These 12 months were jam packed with truly timeless classics. You may be awestruck staring at what came exactly 30 years ago. Nothing has quite topped it for sheer year-round, non-stop entertainment. These are 30 great movies that are turning 30 in 2014!
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Those who thought that DreamWorks had put Shrek behind them after 2010′s Shrek Forever After (which was even subtitled The Final Chapter) are sadly mistaken. According to the studio’s animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, a fifth outing for the titular grumpy ogre is in the works.
In an interview with Fox Business Network, Katzenberg dropped a hint that the studio wasn’t quite done with Shrek just yet, and had simply been taking a bit of a break from the franchise.
“We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest, but I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We’re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he.”
That’s all Katzenberg would say on the matter, but it should come as no shock that the studio is looking to bring the character back. After all, the »
- James Garcia
Shrek 5 is in the works....DreamWorks, that is. In discussing the opening of the Shrek theme park Far Far Away Adventure in London, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffery Katzenberg let the ogre out of the bag, saying Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey are just on vacation.""We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest, but I think you can be confident that we'll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We're not finished, and more importantly, neither is he."
Chances are very, very good that Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz will return to lend their voices because Shrek 5 was announced at the same time as Shrek Forever After, meaning the actors probably agreed to do both (usually, movies with any hope of having sequels will sign the actors to do them all). After Shrek 4 was kind of disappointing, it seemed 5 was cancelled, but now »
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A fifth Shrek movie could be put into production, according to DreamWorks.
However, DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has now told Fox Business Network: "We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest.
"But I think you can be confident that we'll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We're not finished, and more importantly, neither is he."
Meanwhile, an attraction dedicated to Shrek has been announced for London.
Merlin Entertainments - the company behind the London Eye - has confirmed a partnership with DreamWorks Animation for a themed visitor attraction for 2015.
Recently it was revealed that DreamWorks Animation was planning a London theme park attraction called Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure, inspired by the animated film Shrek and the film franchise that followed. Now it sounds like we might get another film to add to the pile. Fox Business (via Variety) spoke with DreamWorks founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, and he clearly hinted that another film in the Shrek franchise might be in the works. Katzenberg said, "We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest, but I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series." Because four just wasn't enough. Katzenberg added, "We're not finished, and more importantly, neither is he." The adventures of the ogre voiced by Mike Myers and his trusty sidekick Donkey (voice by Eddie Murphy) were clever and funny to start, but then they really got »
- Ethan Anderton
After 2010′s Shrek Forever After, a film conveniently appended with an alternate title of The Final Chapter, it appeared that audiences had seen the last of the titular grumpy ogre and his countless fairy tale-fueled screen adventures; in the intervening four years, there’s been nary a hint that animation giant DreamWorks has any interest in pursuing additional entries in the Shrek franchise, despite the box office take for 2011 spin-off, Puss in Boots reaching $555 million worldwide. Still, for all intents and purposes, it looked like the studio had finished telling Shrek’s story.
But it turns out that DreamWorks may have simply been taking a break from Shrek, because CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg seems quite certain that we haven’t heard the last from the series just yet. In point of fact, ...
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- Andy Crump
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is pretty confident that we'll see a fifth Shrek movie sometime in the future. For now, the franchise is taking a rest, but rest assured, everyone's favorite Ogre and his friends will return.
Yesterday, it was announced that Merlin Entertainments has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation to create the Shrek themed attraction 'Far Far Away Adventure' in London, with future versions to appear throughout the world over the course of the next few years. Jeffrey Katzenberg recently conducted an interview about this huge endeavor with Fox Business Network, where he revealed that Shrek isn't dead, but merely taking an extended siesta,
"We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest, but I think you can be confident that we'll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We're not finished, and more importantly, neither is he."
Shrek became a global phenomenon in »
Is another "Shrek" movie somewhere on the horizon? Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation has recorded an interview with Fox Business Network scheduled to air today and according to Variety, he had something to say about everyone's favorite green ogre. The quote opens with Katzenberg stating "We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest,” and then continuing, "But I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We’re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he.” The most recent "Shrek" film, "Shrek Forever After," was released in 2010, nine years after the first film. All told, the four films have made $2.9 billion worldwide and the "Shrek" franchise doesn't just stop with the films. There have been television specials, a musical, a spinoff film, and a "Shrek" attraction is set to open in London in 2015. That is really »
- HitFix Staff
It has been four years since the not-so-jolly green ogre Shrek (Mike Myers) has romped through a fairy-tale land in Shrek Forever After. Now we.re hearing we might not have to wait an additional four years to see the beloved Shrek and his hilarious friends on screen again. In an interview with Fox Business Network (via Variety), DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg suggested that a fifth Shrek movie probably is in the cards. He boldly stated: "We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest. But I think you can be confident that we.ll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We.re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he." The "them" in the quote refers to Myers: Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona): Eddie Murphy (Donkey): And Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots): And why not? The Shrek film franchise has banked $2.9 billion worldwide, »
Thanks to the Olympics, it's been a while since we last saw the Original family on "The Originals." Quick recap time: Everyone's screwed.
Elijah (Daniel Gillies) chose to save Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) from the witches over Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt), so they're still missing ... and in grave danger. Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Rebekah's secret shame over being the ones to tip off Mikael (Sebastian Roche) that Klaus was in New Orleans back in the '20s is in danger of being exposed now that Genevieve (Elyse Levesque), their accomplice, is back from the dead. And the witches declared an all-out war on everyone, with Sophie (Daniella Pineda) being the first casualty -- killed by her own niece. Brutal.
But the witches didn't just target the Originals, though. Father Kieran (Todd Stashwick) is in pretty hot water at the moment, cursed with the same hex that led »
Just a day after the announcement that Merlin and DreamWorks Animation are developing a "Shrek" attraction called "Far Far Away Adventure" in London, Dwa's CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg hinted in an interview with the Fox Business Network (via Variety ) that another "Shrek" movie might be on the way as well. Katzenberg told the Fox Business Network in an interview that will air later today, "We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest, but I think you can be confident that we.ll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We're not finished, and more importantly, neither is he." The previous installment Shrek Forever After opened in May 2010 and though it only grossed $239 million domestically, less than the previous three »
DreamWorks to open attraction inspired by the series of hit animations about the green ogre, with a fifth film also mooted
Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure will be one of six similar sites across the globe. The attraction is due to open in summer 2015 and will celebrate the four-film animated fantasy saga about a grumpy green ogre that has so far taken more than $3.5bn (£2.09bn) at the worldwide box office, as well as other films from DreamWorks Animation.
"The 20,000-square-foot experience will be based on a brand-new adventure being written by the DreamWorks team," said the studio and partner Merlin in a statement. "It will feature a Shrek interactive walk-through adventure, a character courtyard where visitors will »
- Ben Child
Despite Shrek Forever After grossing a series low of $239 million at the domestic box office back in 2010, it looks as though DreamWorks is planning to dust off the jolly green giant for another go-around. DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has been discussing the prospect of another film, and sounds unequivocal on the issue of reviving the studio’s marquee character. “We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest," says Katzenberg. “But I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek...
- George Wales
Shrek Forever After grossed a series low $239 million domestic in 2010, but still earned over $750 million worldwide to bring the Shrek series total box office to $2.9 billion. For DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, that's cause to take a break but not give up the golden goose forever (no matter what this Blu-ray box set impiles). In an upcoming interview with Fox Business Network [via Variety], Katzenberg remarked: “We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest. But I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We’re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he.” The next chapter could be a television special like 2007's Shrek the Halls, but I expect to see another Shrek movie in my lifetime, if only to reach $3 billion. More Shrek news after the jump. Variety also reports that DreamWorks and Merlin Entertainment will build a »
- Brendan Bettinger
“We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest,” he told Fox Business Network in an interview scheduled to air Tuesday. “But I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We’re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he.”
The four “Shrek” films grossed $2.9 billion worldwide.
The attraction, which will open in the summer of 2015, will take visitors through a live interactive adventure featuring Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots and other characters from the franchise. It will be the first of six “Shrek »
- Dave McNary
Richard Linklater finally presents us with a film twelve years in the making. Started in 2002, Boyhood follows members of a family as they change under pressure, strife, and love. It’s a captivating cinematic event that fails in a number of ways but still impresses as a worthy effort with notable moments that verge on greatness.
As the film begins Patricia Arquette is a single parent trying to juggle school and adequately take care of her two young children. Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and Samantha (played by Linklater’s daughter Lorelei) are from a previous marriage to Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) who still holds onto a bachelor’s life and dreams of a musical career. As the children grow, the story slowly shifts its focus to Mason. We leisurely chart the growth of his emotional maturity and mark the big milestones of adolescence. »
- Lane Scarberry
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The Following wasn't the most interesting drama on television last year, or the best executed. It could be a little sloppy, a little dumb, a little strange... there were any number of adjectives you could use to talk about writer/creator Kevin Williamson's show, but consistent wasn't one of them. However, The Following also had one of the best first epsiodes of 2013, and it ended on a really high note with a pretty stellar run of episodes for the final three of the season. It was a ratings hit, and mostly critically successful thanks to Kevin Bacon's brilliant performance, so Fox has brought it back for more of the serial killer action we all love.
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I was mindlessly surfing the internet the other day and I came across a list of “parenting fails” on EbaumsWorld with this picture:
My first reaction was, “Hey! That was taken at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis!” Then once my brain put together all of the pieces I felt a pang in my stomach. Apparently horror-loving parents are a bad thing? Maybe I’m in the wrong business.
I posted the picture on Facebook and a friend said, “Consider the source.” Absolutely. Ebaums World is a site whose sole purpose is to make its readers laugh. But the picture spoke volumes to me.
The sad truth is that, despite the fact that horror has become fairly mainstream (The Walking Dead, anyone?), the general public seems to think that watching people getting eviscerated (on film) might contribute to us being bad role models. It’s very hard for a lot of people »
- Kristy Jett
In all honesty I wasn’t expecting much from The Croods, after all Dreamworks are very hit and miss when it comes to CG animated flicks. For every Puss in Boots (which I loved) there’s a Sharks Tale, for every Shrek there’s a Shrek Forever After… But spurred on by the TV adverts for the DVD release and that cute little furball shouting “Da da dah!” I decided to give the film a go. And I guess it was such low expectations that lead to me really enjoying the film – well that and some ridiculous one-liners, well-timed visual gags and it’s surprisingly tear-jerking and heart-warming story!
- Phil Wheat
20 items from 2014
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