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When you think of what a zombie movie is, you have George A. Romero to thank for that. While the term “zombie” existed previously, even in movies, it was his 1968 indie horror masterpiece, Night of the Living Dead, that gave us the iconic version of the undead monsters we know today. Romero continued from there with the satirical 1978 follow-up Dawn of the Dead plus the sequels Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead and the upcoming Road of the Dead, which arrives next year directed by Matt Birman from Romero’s script. In addition to his zombie classics, Romero also directed the horror movies Creepshow, an anthology inspired by old horror comic books, The Crazies, Monkey Shines…Read More

The Disney fan event known as the D23 Expo unveiled a slew of fantastic fantasies today, including the first footage from A Wrinkle in Time (first poster above) and a behind the scenes video from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Here are some of the highlights.   Dumbo Production has begun on a new live-action version under the direction of Tim Burton. Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green star. Don’t worry, Dumbo will fly again, this time thanks to state of the art visual effects. The movie is set for release on March 29, 2019. #Dumbo: Disney shares first look photo of Tim Burton on the set of live-action remake https://t.co/oYw9L5zWDy #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/2v9eb1f2tJ — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 15…Read More

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Quentin Tarantino has a surprising new project: Quentin Tarantino’s next movie will be about the Manson Family murders, and word has it he’s looking at Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Samuel L. Jackson and Margot Robbie to star, the last as slain actress Sharon Tate. Read more here.   GREAT NEWS Joe Pesci joins Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman: Martin Scorsese’s next gangster movie, The Irishman, is turning out to be a Raging Bull-Goodfellas-Casino reunion as Joe Pesci has joined the cast, which already includes Robert De Niro. Meanwhile, Harvey Keitel, who starred with De Niro in Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, is in talks, as are Al…Read More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: For Vanity Fair, director Matt Reeves explains the effects of some of the scenes in War for the Planet of the Apes:   Movie Defense of the Day: Speaking of Planet of the Apes, Ryan Arey of Screen Crush makes a case for why Tim Burton’s 2001 remake is great and explains that crazy ending:   Actor in the Spotlight: For IMDb, here’s an episode of the character actor showcase No Small Parts focused on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes co-star Kodi Smit-McPhee:   Dream Lego Set of the Day: Check out an extensive Lego set based on Who Framed Roger Rabbit from this year’s…Read More

Steven Spielberg is heading to Comic-Con next week to discuss and give a sneak peek at his upcoming adaptation of Ready Player One. The highly anticipated sci-fi movie is set in the future but will deal in topics relevant today, such as virtual reality (VR), net neutrality and ’80s nostalgia. Entertainment Weekly snagged a first-look photo of Ready Player One for their Comic-Con preview issue, and it’s at least filled with some of that last element.  Inside the magazine, there are some details about the movie, most of which you’ll know if you’ve read Ernest Cline’s novel. That’s Tye Sheridan in the pic below as our hero, Wade Watts — “Parzival” in the virtual online world of the OASIS. And while he does look like he’s…Read More

In Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Obi-Wan (Alec Guinness) are in desperate need of transportation. They need to flee from the desert planet Tatooine to Alderaan, the home planet of Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). In a cantina, they meet and quickly hire Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and their ship, Millennium Falcon, for a small down payment, with a sizable additional payment promised upon completion of the mission. Watch the introductory scene below. Captain of the Millennium Falcon on Disney Video It’s a memorable introduction of the swashbuckling Solo, whose mercenary ways are tested time and again throughout the movie as he is slowly drawn to the higher purposes of the adventure. His first real test…Read More

Lara Croft: Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) risks life and limb in a new photo (below) from Lara Croft. She is thrust into adventure when she decides to search for her missing father (Dominic West). Based on the 2013 edition…

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Posters of the Day: Mondo’s latest posters include one for Baby Driver by Matt Taylor and one for War for the Planet of the Apes by Eric Powell: BABY DRIVER by @MattTaylorDraws + WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES by @goonguy are ON SALE NOW! https://t.co/hGiA6d5Sha pic.twitter.com/fPuuzSZPOg — MONDO (SDCC#835) (@MondoNews) July 13, 2017     Video Essay of the Day: Speaking of Edgar Wright movies, here’s a video essay from Matt Draper on why Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is the best video game movie ever (via Film School Rejects):   Fan Art of the Day: BossLogic is more than a fan, but I don’t know what…Read More

As Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk prepares to launch into theaters next week, Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour tells a different kind of true, British war story. Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill, who becomes prime minister of Great Britain and then is plunged immediately into a maelstrom of events as Nazi Germany threatens to invade the country. It’s a role that demands a ferocious performance by Oldman and he is absolutely spellbinding in the just-released first trailer. He may be barely recognizable, but his electrifying spirit comes through. Watch the trailer below.   Directed by: Joe Wright, who has shown a fine, sweeping touch with historical dramas, such as Atonement, Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina. Written by: Anthony McCarten. He was…Read More

The Irishman: Joe Pesci, who last worked with Martin Scorsese on Casino (above), will come out of retirement to play a mob boss in The Irishman. Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel and Bobby Cannavale are all in talks to join Robert De Niro in the cast. The movie…