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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Science of the Day: In honor of the release of Justice League, Kyle Hill scientifically explains why Superman turning back time would be catastrophic:   Alternate Ending of the Day: Speaking of superhero movies, here’s a different way Pixar’s The Incredibles could have ended:   Fan Surprise of the Day: Speaking of Pixar, watch the stars of Coco surprise fans at Dowtown Disney with a musical performance promoting the upcoming movie:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: Netflix presents a look at the exceptional visual effects that went into creating the creature for Bong Joon Ho’s Okja:   Vintage Image…Read More

We’ve seen Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fight Jason Statham, Cobra Commander, the mythological three-headed hound Cerberus, a devastating earthquake and, of course, other professional wrestlers. Now he’s going up against a bunch of giant monsters that are laying waste to major U.S. cities in the first trailer for Rampage. Based on the popular multi-player arcade game, the upcoming movie sees Johnson as a primatologist who prefers friendship with an intelligent silverback gorilla than other humans. But that ape is turned into an enormous King Kong-like beast by genetic experiments gone wrong. And Johnson’s primate pal isn’t the only one.  Watch the trailer below.    Directed by: Brad Peyton, who previously directed Johnson…Read More

We’re exactly one year away from the release of the follow-up to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, so Warner Bros. has marked the occasion by revealing the sequel’s official title and sharing a motion poster showcasing the ensemble cast. Instead of Fantastic Beasts 2, the movie shall henceforth be known as Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. See the title reveal and a motion photo (just like those in the Wizarding World of this franchise) of the cast below. In one year, return to the Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts pic.twitter.com/8aWj8xhGj5 — Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 16, 2017   Here’s what we know about the meaning of the…Read More

What’s new in the wonderful world of physical media? Here’s a roundup of recent titles.  New Indie As folks start prepping their “Best of 2017” lists, anyone who missed Personal Shopper (The Criterion Collection) in theaters earlier this year needs to get caught up. Re-teaming with her Clouds of Sils Maria director Olivier Assayas, Kristen Stewart gives another performance that proves that the former Twilight star has matured into one of this generation’s finest actresses. This isn’t your usual ghost story, although the characters are definitely haunted by the past and by people who are no longer around. (You’ll never look at texting the same way after seeing Stewart receive messages that might be coming from beyond.) Provocative and…Read More

Prince Charming: Stephen Chbosky (Wonder, above) will rewrite and may direct a new, live-action version of Disney’s Prince Charming. Matt Fogel wrote the initial draft of the script, which is said to be a “revisionist take” on the classic fairy tale character, telling the story through the eyes of the prince’s disappointing brother. [THR]   Boss Level: Mel Gibson (Daddy’s Home 2, above) and Frank Grillo (The Purge: Election Year) are in talks to star in action thriller Boss Level. If things work out, Grillo will play a military veteran who is trapped in a time loop that ends in his death. Joe Carnahan (Stretch) wrote the screenplay and is set to direct. [Deadline]   Destroyer: Recently we heard that Nicole Kidman will be starring in the…Read More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Trailer Remake of the Day: Get excited for the real deal by watching this sweded the trailer for Justice League from CineFix:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Now continue to get ready with this recap of the DC movies that lead to Justice League:   Movie Trivia of the Day: More Justice League prep can be done by watching this IMDb video on things to know about the movie:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of DC movie characters, here’s one of the less-common Harley Quinn cosplay looks: I got a new Harley cosplay!! pic.twitter.com/q5N3R69EiX — jess (@skyjuu) November 15, 2017   Fan Theory of the Day: The Film…Read More

You want to show fans a teaser, but there’s not enough finished footage to fill much time, so what do you do? What would Deadpool do? In the case of the first look at his upcoming movie sequel, he offers a little skit spoofing iconic PBS painting show host Bob Ross. This is an R-rated parody, by the way, so hide your children, even those who might actually appreciate a send up of The Joy of Painting and punny color names like “Doc Brown,” “Mennen Black” and “Betty White.”  Fans wanting to see actual clips from Deadpool 2 as opposed to or in addition to Ryan Reynolds in costume plus afro wig, there is a very quick montage. We see Deadpool with guns, Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) with a new hairdo, other returning…Read More

Rampage: Dwayne Johnson (above in The Fate of the Furious) shared behind-the-scenes shots from his upcoming action movie Rampage, based on the popular video game, during production. Now the first official photos have been released. Johnson stars as a primatologist who must contain animals who have gone on a destructive path due to an experimental serum. Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Malin Akerman also star; the movie will open in theaters on April 20, 2018. [USA Today] See the first photos of Dwayne @TheRock Johnson as animal-loving hero in the action adventure #RampageMovie: https://t.co/jSocsx6WVF pic.twitter.com/Izrev7Rgs6 — USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) November 14, 2017   Tiffany Haddish: After breaking out in this summer’s comedy smash…Read More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Get ready for Justice League with this funny redubbed recap of the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:   Movie Trivia of the Day:  Also in preparation for Justice League, CineFix shares a bunch of possibly obscure pieces of trivia about the superhero team:   Casting Rendering of the Day: Charlie Heaton is playing Cannonball in The New Mutants, so that’s the character he’s depicted as in BossLogic’s Stranger Things cast as X-Men series: Stranger X-men – #charlieheaton Cannonball since he will be playing him, no chance of him looking like this since it’s more a horror…Read More

Nintendo, one of the biggest video game companies in history, hasn’t bothered with movie adaptations for almost 25 years. Since the failure of 1993’s live-action Super Mario Bros. starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper, there’s been little to no interest to try again. Rumors have circulated in recent years about deals with Disney or general plans for big screen versions of its properties. But we’re now on the verge of something real happening. And again it involves the Mario brand.  According to the Wall Street Journal (via io9), Nintendo is nearing a deal with Universal Pictures and the animation studio Illumination Entertainment, makers of the Minions (via the Despicable Me trilogy and spin-off), plus recent…Read More