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Weird Al Celebrates Star Wars 40th Anniversary with Rare Yoda Demo
10 hours ago
There were many ways to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars yesterday, but none quite as fun as a good old-fashioned "Weird Al" jam. Al shared his 1981 demo for his hit Star Wars parody song "Yoda" from the Dare to be Stupid album released in 1985. The demo first popped up on the Dr. Demento Radio Show in 1981 and it had the instrumentation Al was using at the time, meaning that the song is performed on an accordion and uses hand farts and a suitcase for percussion. The song was written after Al saw The Empire Strikes Back and is told through the eyes of Jedi-in-training, Luke Skywalker.
"Weird Al" released the demo for "Yoda" on his official YouTube account for the 40th anniversary of A New Hope and also to promote his epic box set that contains all of his 14 studio albums and a separate album of rarities. The »
Baywatch 2 Already Planned, Entire Cast Will Return
11 hours ago
Dwayne Johnson seems to be immune to failure, even when critics generally agree that one of his movies is terrible. The movie in question? Baywatch. Despite the critical lashing, it looks like we may be seeing Baywatch 2 washing up in theaters, according to one of the producers, Beau Flynn.
While speaking with Variety, Beau Flynn revealed that the writing team Damian Shannon and Mark Swift are already working on the story for Baywatch 2. He also revealed that the principal cast members, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron will return, should Paramount decided to actually move ahead with the sequel. Here's what Beau Flynn had to say about it.
"We have an amazing story already. We're bringing back Shannon and Swift who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne would be in, I know Zac and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool »
Peter Jackson Unveils Mortal Engines Concept Art
12 hours ago
While we still don't know when production will begin on the highly-anticipated adaptation Mortal Engines, which Peter Jackson is co-writing and producing, the cast is starting to come together, with Hugo Weaving signing on for an unspecified role. While it remains to be seen when the cast will be complete, Peter Jackson took to social media today, revealing the first piece of concept art from this fantasy adaptation. The concept art gives us our first glimpse at one of the massive cities at the forefront of this adaptation, plus one of the main characters.
Peter Jackson debuted this image on his Facebook page earlier today, although he didn't shed any light on what was being shown in this image from this fantasy adaptation. It appears that the character in the foreground of this image is one of the main characters, Hester Shaw, played by Hera Hilmar, who is seen looking »
There's No Romance in Last Jedi, But Poe and Finn May Hook-Up Later
12 hours ago
The Last Jedi director Riann Johnson revealed this week that there will not be an epic love story in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This may come as a shock to fans expecting an onscreen romance between Finn and Poe, or Rey and Finn, much like Han Solo and Leia's in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Even Attack of the Clones worked as a love story with varying degrees of success. It looks like we might have to wait until Star Wars 9 to see the romance between Chewie and Maz Kanata. Anything is possible...
While speaking to Vanity Fair, Johnson explained that there wouldn't be any major romances that are the equivalent of Solo and Leia's love. Johnson says this.
"[There will be] no one-to-one equivalent of the Han-to-Leia, burning, unrequited love. In our story, that's not a centerpiece."
Ok, we get it. Johnson really is trying »
Big Snoke Mystery Won't Unravel Until Star Wars 9?
13 hours ago
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is drawing nearer and nearer, and fans are being given more and more reasons to get excited about this next entry in the Skywalker saga. The movie has to accomplish a lot, but it can't accomplish everything. And not everyone we want to see will get a ton of screen time. It turns out Rian Johnson has already revealed one key character who won't be getting much to do in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And it sounds like the big mystery behind Snoke won't unravel until Star Wars 9.
Warning: there are potential spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Vanity Fair recently ran a huge cover story on the sequel, revealing a whole lot about the upcoming follow up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Vanity Fair's David Kamp decided that the piece they ran wasn't quite enough, so he landed on Reddit »
Vulture Goes Ballistic in New Spider-Man: Homecoming Preview
13 hours ago
Sony Pictures has unleashed a new TV spot for Spider-Man: Homecoming, which features a few interesting scenes that revisit Spider-Man's (Tom Holland) debut in Captain America: Civil War. We see footage of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) getting his new suit, presumably just before the iconic airport battle in Captain America: Civil War. We also see footage of Spidey recording himself in a cell phone video, as he's hiding out of sight before the airport battle takes place. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) calls out "Underroos," Peter puts down the phone and says he has to go, as we see him leap into action and steal Captain America's shield, from a different vantage point. But perhaps cooler than all that is we get to see Michael Keaton's Vulture step out of the shadows to become one of Parker's greatest foes yet!
There had been rumors that Captain America »
Whedon Was Doing Justice League Reshoots Before Snyder Left
14 hours ago
It was officially announced earlier this week that Zack Snyder would be stepping down from Justice League due to a death in the family, and that Batgirl director Joss Whedon will be taking his place. The news sent shockwaves through the entertainment community and an outpouring of support went towards Snyder and his family. Snyder made the announcement to keep rumors from popping up about the real reason that the he left the project at such a pivotal point and also to share his support for Whedon. It was reported that Whedon had already spent some time on the upcoming project, but nobody knew how much time Whedon had previously invested.
The decision to bring Whedon on was simple. It had already been previously reported that Whedon was involved in the writing and additional reshoots anyway. But now we have official word from Dceu producer Charles Roven. Roven spoke to »
Next Star Wars Spin-Off Will Be Decided Next Month
15 hours ago
Star Wars Celebration answered an awful lot of questions for fans last month, but there was one big, burning question we are all still waiting to have answered. Disney and Lucasfilm currently have an unnamed Star Wars Story slated for 2020, but they haven't yet decided on what it is going to be. So, when are we going to find out? Well, it looks like Lucasfilm is very close to deciding on what movie they are moving forward with, according to Kathleen Kennedy.
Speaking with Vanity Fair recently, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy spoke a bit about where they are at in terms of the unnamed Star Wars spin-off. According to her, they have a couple of ideas on the table and they are close to making a decision on which one they are going to move forward with. Here's what she had to say about it.
"We haven't identified it yet, »
Wonder Woman Has No Deleted Scenes
15 hours ago
Exactly one week from today, Wonder Woman will finally hit theaters, marking the first time this iconic heroine has had her own live-action theatrical movie. As historic as that is, director Patty Jenkins revealed that her movie accomplished a rather impressive feat, stating in a new interview that hardly anything ended up on the cutting room floor, and that there aren't any actual deleted scenes. Here's what she had to say in a new interview.
"You know, it's not like a long journey didn't happen but what amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening. Little changes to the final battle, that was really it. I think that what I ended up finding about the final battle was I was hitting emotional points for Diana that I really wanted to hit but I felt a craving for some other kinds of emotional gratification »
Insane Star Wars Mixtape Video Celebrates 40 Years of Weirdness
16 hours ago
Cinefamily has been teasing the release of its Star Wars Nothing But Star Wars mixtape for a few weeks now, with a theatrical release for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars happening yesterday. Cinefamily, an art-house theater in Los Angeles, promised a mixtape put together with love and the best found footage around, that could quite possibly be hazardous to your health, but nonetheless will change your life for the better. Cinefamily claims to have searched "through every corner of the galaxy and the darkest part of the internet, to find the most brain frying tributes, rip-offs, cross promotions gone wrong, and more from the last 40 years of Stars Wars." And they have done what they set out to promise, the mixtape is hilarious and utterly bizarre with plenty of Wtf moments.
The mixtape, which you can watch in its entirety through Cinefamily's YouTube channel, starts with a hilarious version »
Wonder Woman Director Reveals Her Scrapped Plans for Thor 2
16 hours ago
Patty Jenkins has been working in Hollywood for a long time, but her stock is about to go up in a big way. She is the director behind the upcoming live-action Wonder Woman movie, which looks like it is getting a ton of very positive early buzz. Though, Marvel fans may know that she was actually supposed to direct Thor: The Dark World, but wound up departing the project before filming, paving the way for Alan Taylor to step in. Now, we finally have some details about what Patty Jenkins' vision for Thor 2 would have been.
The director recently spoke with Buzzfeed as part of the promotional tour for Wonder Woman, which finally hits theaters on June 2. During the conversation, Patty Jenkins was asked about Thor 2 and what she would have done with the movie, had she wound up making it the way she wanted to make it. Here's »
Tyler Perry Returns in Boo 2! a Madea Halloween This October
17 hours ago
Before the holiday weekend gets under way, Lionsgate set new release dates for a pair of its upcoming projects. First up, the studio has handed out an October 20, 2017 release date for Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, a follow-up to last year's Boo! A Madea Halloween, from star/writer/director Tyler Perry. The studio also slated the new Aardman Animation stop-motion film Early Man for release on February 16, 2018. Unfortunately for both of those projects, they land on very competitive weekends.
Over the last few years, the third weekend in October has become increasingly crowded, but last year, Boo! A Madea Halloween managed to come out on top with a box office win of $28.5 million, easily beating three more newcomers, 20th Century Fox's Keeping Up With the Joneses, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and Ouija: Origins of Evil. However, it only earned $73.2 million domestically and just $1.6 million internationally for a worldwide total of $74.8 million, »
It Comes at Night Review: The Most Unsettling Horror Experience of 2017
17 hours ago
It is a pretty good time to be a horror fan. Over the past few years, there has been a true resurgence in quality, studio horror movies, and A24 has unleashed yet another fine example of excellent genre storytelling. It Comes at Night is, without question, one of the most unique, unsettling and truly outstanding horror experiences of 2017 so far and is a must see for anyone who enjoys genre movies.
In A24's It Comes at Night, Paul (Joel Edgerton}) has managed to secure his family within a desolate home as an unknown and deadly threat terrorizes the world. He, along with his son Travis (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) and wife Sarah (Carmen Ejogo) have managed to establish a fragile but workable existence in isolation, but they soon realize just how fragile it really is. Things change and they are put to test when a desperate family disrupts their life, »
Hitman's Bodyguard Trailer #2: Reynolds and Jackson Get Triggered
18 hours ago
After the first teaser surfaced in April, Lionsgate has now unveiled a second trailer for the upcoming action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard, which brings Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson together for one wild ride. Lionsgate has also released the final poster, along with two character posters featuring both the Hitman, Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) and his reluctant Bodyguard, Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds). The studio has also unveiled new photos, which give us a new look at Salma Hayek's Sonia Kincaid, Darius' wife.
The world's top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, »
Watch Ben Affleck Hilariously Imitate Christian Bale's Batman
18 hours ago
Ben Affleck pokes fun at himself by doing his impression of Christian Bale's Batman voice for last night's Red Nose special on NBC. The charity was hosted by Chris Hardwick and featured a ton of celebrities from different fields giving their time to raise money for children all over the world. Affleck came on to answer questions from kids in the comedy sketch and the results are pretty hilarious. The fan debate over Affleck's Batman vs. Bale's Batman is no secret and will often elicit violent verbal jousts from said fans, so it's always nice to see the Batman stars have a little fun with the debate.
In the clip, a child asks for Ben Affleck to do the Batman voice and Affleck obliges, but the child is not satisfied. "No! Do it the way Christian Bale does it," the child says. Ben Affleck looks at the camera for a second, »
Full Love Actually 2 Short Arrives Online
18 hours ago
Last night, NBC aired its annual Red Nose Day special, three hours of programming aimed at helping to stop child poverty once and for all. And part of this special was a long-awaited follow-up to the iconic romantic comedy Love, Actually. Original Love Actually writer-director Richard Curtis returned to write a short film set in present day, which reveals what these characters have been up to in the 14 years since the film debuted in theaters. In case you missed the short last night, or want to watch it again, you can take a look at this Love Actually sequel in full below.
This 16-minute short debuted on NBC's Facebook after airing during the Red Nose Day special last night. This Love Actually reunion was first announced in February, with writer-director Richard Curtis revealing that he wanted to follow up on his beloved movie, now that Red Nose Day is celebrated both in the U. »
Val Kilmer Wants to Return as Ice Man in Top Gun 2
19 hours ago
Val Kilmer has announced that he is ready to reprise his role as Tom "Iceman" Kazanski. Kilmer's announcement comes a few days after Tom Cruise revealed that Top Gun 2 is definitely happening after years of teasing and speculation. Not much more information about the highly anticipated sequel is available at this time, but Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron 2) is rumored to be Cruise and the studio's top choice to direct the movie. Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) has apparently written the latest draft of the screenplay for Top Gun 2, but it is uncertain if his screenplay will be used for the very new project. The news has fans of the original movie excited to say the least, and has raised a lot questions, specifically: who will star in Top Gun 2?
Will the Iceman make a return to the skies alongside Maverick? He most definitely will if Val Kilmer »
Netflix Original Movie Review: War Machine Is a Voyage Into the Absurd
19 hours ago
War Machine is a biting satire about the U.S. war in Afghanistan. It's a voyage into the absurd that encapsulates the insanity of never ending armed conflict. Adapted from the highly acclaimed novel, The Operators by Michael Hastings, War Machine is the tale of four star General Glenn McMahon. The character is based on General Stanley McChrystal, whose arrogance and hubris led to an epic downfall. Director/writer David Michod gets top marks for humor and stark realism. War is hell. The film takes aim in a comedic way, but never loses sight of the brutality.
In April of 2010, President Barack Obama was making a beeline out of Iraq; with the war in Afghanistan devolving after years of quagmire. Insert the hardline, true believer, military man to the bone, General Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt). The Special Forces leader in Iraq, and an expert in counter insurgency tactics, McMahon is »
Boss Baby 2 Is Coming in 2021
20 hours ago
DreamWorks Animation announced today that they are moving forward with The Boss Baby 2, and Alec Baldwin is returning to voice the title character. The studio has also revealed that the entire creative team behind the first movie will return for this sequel, which means that Tom McGrath will be back to direct from a script by Michael McCullers, based on Maria Frazee's hit picture book series. Universal Pictures will distribute this animated sequel, which will be an all-new adventure based on the Boss Baby books, although no specific plot details were given.
DreamWorks Animation revealed the first poster for the movie on Twitter today, featuring the beloved title character. The studio has also set a March 26, 2021 release date, which, as of now, is the only movie to stake a claim to that particular date. There is also an untitled Disney live-action movie slated to debut two weeks earlier on March »
Women-Only Wonder Woman Screenings Have Some Men Very Upset
25 May 2017 5:33 PM, PDT
The Alamo Drafthouse is considered one of the most revered movie theaters in America, which has become well known for its hard-line stance on in-theater talking that has lead to a string of fan-favorite anti-talking PSA videos. The theater certainly isn't afraid to push the envelope, even if it brings a few trolls out of the woodwork, which was the case recently when the Austin, Texas theater announced a "women only" screening of Warner Bros.' Dceu adventure Wonder Woman. While the screening was praised by many, it also lead to a number of males voicing their frustration on the theater's social media pages. Here's the official description of this screening from the Alamo Drafthouse website.
"The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate than with an all-female screening? Apologies, gentlemen, but we're embracing our girl power and saying »
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