Finally! After what seems a lifetime Paramount Pictures has decided on a director to take over the reins of the rebooted Star Trek franchise left vacant when J.J. Abrams bolted to helm Star Wars Episode VII. After taking their sweet time trying to figure out who the perfect candidate should be tonight trade magazine Variety is reporting that the job has gone to…
Yesterday, director Zack Synder tweeted that he was probably going to reveal the new Batmobile today and lo and behold he has with one caveat: not only did he reveal the new Batmobile he also revealed Ben Affleck in the new Batsuit. That’s one way to generate buzz.
Hard-R rated comedy Neighbors is off to a very strong start as it has the potential to top $50 million in its opening weekend. The film’s marketing campaign has been stellar and the positive reviews from critics have only contributed to raise audience awareness. If it manages to rise above $50 million it will launch stronger than The Hangover ($45 million) and perhaps come close to what Ted ($54 million) managed to do a few years ago.
Proving that there is still some gas left in the franchise tank The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kicked off the 2014 Summer Movie season with a hefty gross in the $92 million range. While that sounds rather impressive the fact remains that this really is not as good as Sony was hoping for.
Most people thought that Disney/Lucasfilm would announce the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII this coming May 4th to coincide with the franchise’s unofficial Star Wars Day holiday but lo and behold they decided to surprise everyone by announcing the full primary cast today.
A few months ago I wrote an editorial wondering if Disney’s Frozen would be able to top $1 billion USD in global box office gross and it did so in style. However, after this weekend it seems that Frozen has now leap-frogged over Toy Story 3 to become the #1 animated (3D or 2D) film of all time not taking inflation into account. At the same time it became the tenth highest grossing film of all time (without inflation).
Oh boy, here we go. To say that this reboot is controversial would be the understatement of the year as diehard fanboys have basically written this off the moment they heard that Michael Bay was producing and that April O’Neill was played by Megan Fox. Oh, we can also throw in the early rumor that the turtles were not mysteriously mutated but rather they were…aliens. Regardless of where you stand we finally have the first trailer for this summers’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and you can judge for yourself how the footage looks.