Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s biweekly guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.
With The Fault in Our Stars still holding on at the box office and The Giver and If I Stay creeping closer to their big debuts, there’s quite a bit of YA book-to-film promotional material floating around out there. That said, there are three standout news items that deserve the bulk of our attention. You… Continue reading The YA Countdown: ‘The 5th Wave,' 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' a ‘Vampire Academy’ Sequel and More
This past weekend the Alamo Drafthouse and Badass Digest held a special screening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with a Q&A after featuring Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis and director Matt Reeves. Seeing this incredible film and then hearing the Q&A, one thing became crystal clear: Matt Reeves saved this movie from being like every other… Continue reading Why 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Is the Best Sequel Since 'The Dark Knight'
Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. 22 Jump Street – $ 60.0 million ($ 60.0 million total)
2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $ 50.0 million ($ 50.0 million total)
3. Maleficent – $ 19.0 million ($ 163.5 million total)
4. Edge of Tomorrow – $ 16.1 million ($ 56.6 million total)
5. The Fault In Our Stars
As an irreverent reboot of a beloved (but outdated) TV show, nobody could’ve expected the first “21 Jump Street” to be anywhere near as good as it turned out to be. (Especially not if you’d seen “Starsky & Hutch.”)… Continue reading '22 Jump Street' Review: 22 Things to Know About the Hilarious Sequel
While speaking with filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord, one thing was unmistakable: these guys were really, really tired.
The duo, who created the beloved (albeit short lived) MTV animated series Clone High went on to become one of the most in-demand directing teams in the business, helming Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, surprise smash 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie and this week’s… Continue reading The Directors of '22 Jump Street' and 'The Lego Movie' Talk About Breaking the Sequel Mold, 'Ghostbusters 3' and More