While Yahoo has been producing modest amounts of exclusive video content (such as the underseen faux reality series “Burning Love”), the tech giant is set to challenge the likes of Netflix and Amazon in the “prestige tv” sweepstakes . At the end of June, Yahoo swooped in and saved “Community” from disappearing forever by ordering up a sixth season, and it wasn’t long before movie talks emerged.…
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes — ReviewDawn of the Planet of the Apes is the latest in the reboot of the Apes franchise. I really love it for a few reasons. But first, newsflash: I’m new to the franchise. I know, I know. This series of films is a cult classic, and you
Earth to Echo — ReviewThe comparisons of Earth to Echo are all but inevitable. This story, like E.T., involves pre-adolescents who think they are much too old for their own good, parents with little to no clue what’s going on in their children’s lives
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Old School “‘Guardians of the Galaxy’” Clip on Letterman
John C. Reilly showed up on Letterman recently, and he came bearing a gift, a clip from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy… allegedly anyway.
Reilly is playing a law enforcement officer who has the unique pleasure of arresting and locking up the afore mentioned Guardians. Apparently, according to Reilly some of the acting was difficult because a lot of the film is apparently fictional and in…
‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Deluxe Soundtrack
A special two-disc deluxe edition of Michael Giacchino’s Star Trek Into Darkness score is now available from Varese Sarabande. Including nearly two-hours of music, the expanded edition, which is limited to 6,000 copies, builds upon the initial (standard) edition released along with the film last year.
Scroll down for a complete track listing.
My only comment is, DOGGONEIT! Why isn’t this…
War On the Horizon in ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Trailer
Coming on December 17 of this year, Peter Jackson will prove yet again that a little restraint, a little bit of a limitation, and healthy dose of humility would have gone a long way toward helping The Hobbit trilogy be so much better. There is just no reason this story should ever have been three films. One would have been the perfect length. But the money making machine must have gone on.
A Most Wanted Man — Review
If you were looking for a modern spy thriller with lots of bangs and explosions, a lot of high paced action scenes and over the top explosions and bombs going off in all directions, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this film is not the right one for you. There is only one scene in this film which might fall under the heading of action chase scene — and the chase part lasted exactly 5…
Katniss is Here to Fight with Us in New ‘Mocking Jay Part 1’ Teaser Trailer
This is one of the films this year that I have more excitement for. I’d say my levels of excitement are approaching the same amount as my excitement for Days of Future Past in fact. Part of that is because Francis Lawrence’s Catching Fire was so, SO good. And now he’s back to bring us more awesomeness. Part of it is also something to do with the fact that this is literally some of Philip Seymour…
Gareth Edwards Confirmed For ‘Godzilla 2’
Casual moviegoers may not recognize the name Gareth Edwards, but it’s more than likely that this will change in the next couple of years. Not only is he at the helm of one of the upcoming “Star Wars” films, but he’s the director ofLegendary Pictures’ “Godzilla,” a movie that grossed nearly $500 million worldwide and will likely crack that number when all is said and done (the movie is…
Paul Rudd & Peyton Reed Address Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ Exit
“It was pretty bumpy for sure and I was really sad about it,” Rudd said of the “Ant-Man” imbroglio, noting that Wright is his friend and he still talks to him almost every day. “That being said, I love where we’re at now and [the movie has] opened up and grown in a new exciting way.
“While it wasn’t terra ferma there for a while, my enthusiasm and passion is certainly there for where…
‘Avengers 2’ Ultron and Broken Cap Shield.
Everyone who was in Hall H Saturday night at San Diego Comic Con is still buzzing about the footage they saw from a few upcoming releases. One of those is Avengers: Age of Ultron but, unfortunately, Marvel doesn’t plan on revealing that footage to the public any time soon. You can read about it, or you can check out two huge clues that showed up at the Marvel Booth on the final day of the…
Lucy Lawless Joins ‘Agents of SHIELD
How can Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD push back up to the ratings it enjoyed at the outset of the first season? New cast members might not hurt, especially when one is a queen in the world of fandom. And so Lucy Lawless, who rose to fame starring in six seasons of Xena: Warrior Princess and has also appeared in Spartacus, Battlestar Galactica, and Parks and Recreation, is joining Agents of SHIELD…