In case you were hiding out on Isla Nublar over the weekend and missed the news, Jurassic World absolutely pummeled the box office, raking in $ 204 million for the year’s highest opening as well as second all-time behind Marvel’s The Avengers ($ 207 million). That’s big — like Idominus Rex big — and that also means this franchise is as hot as… Continue reading Chris Pratt Is Signed On for 38 'Jurassic World' Sequels, Plus: What the Next One Might Be About
Comedies dominated SXSW’s studio premieres this year, with Get Hard, Spy, and a not-quite-finished cut of Trainwreck all making their first appearances at the festival. In the small venues, away from the red carpet of Austin’s historic Paramount Theater, festival-goers got their laughs from indie films, some with familiar faces and some with names we were hearing for the very first time. Past SXSW programming built an audience… Continue reading Comedy Movies at SXSW: Who Might Become the Next Breakout Star
Of all the older movies currently getting the remake, reboot, prequel or sequel treatment, we’re surprised that Back to the Future hasn’t yet been called upon to sacrifice itself to the reboot gods. Time travel is hot these days (see: Looper, Hot Tub Time Machine, Project Alamanac), but Back to the Future — and its subsequent two sequels — remains untouched, as if… Continue reading Hoping for a 'Back to the Future' Sequel? This Might Be Better
We’re less than a month into the new year, and there’s already been a lot of talk about the possibility of characters like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and various other Marvel Comics superheroes finding their way to the same screen as the Avengers in Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe. While most fans are salivating at the idea of uniting Marvel’s estranged big-screen… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Why a Unified Marvel Movie-verse Might Not Be the Best Idea
Peter Jackson is bringing movie audiences back to Middle-earth one last time this month for the final adventure (at least for now) sprung from the mind of The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the last installment of a three-part adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the story that first introduced readers to the hobbits, dwarves, elves and various other… Continue reading 25 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Hobbit'