4 out of 5 stars.
At a time when we're inundated with a seemingly endless barrage of mediocre sequels and reboots, Blade Runner 2049 felt like an idea doomed to disappoint. Surely, in following up such an iconic, landmark film, it would have to sacrifice something, right? The tone? The giant scope? The philosophical underbelly? A compelling story? As it turns out, the sequel lives up to its predecessor in all these ways and also manages to stand on its own.Read More
The will she/won't she of Patty Jenkins' involvement with the inevitable Wonder Woman sequel has been going on for a few weeks now. First, it was definitely happening; then the movie was happening, but Jenkins wasn't attached; then she was maybe writing it? But the way Jenkins is talking now is pretty darn encouraging.Read More
If Patty Jenkins Doesn’t Direct the Wonder Woman Sequel, I Swear I Am Placing a Hex on Warner Bros.’ Head
Last week, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that both Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot were signed on for a Wonder Woman sequel. Now it's looking like that might have been premature. We have some feelings about that.Read More
Lately, it's seemed like Kevin Smith has been preoccupied with podcasting, directing superhero shows on The CW, and expressing his fondness for Canada with his True North Trilogy. Now, it seems he's ready to return to his roots in the View Askewniverse.Read More
Does "better late than never" still apply here?
Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are giving up some new details on the much-delayed film.Read More
LAIKA has been making some of the most creative animated films of recent years, each of them a standalone nugget of perfection. And they want to keep it that way!Read More
In an age of remakes and reboots, sequels and prequels, it's easy to be skeptical about our most beloved properties. We know, for example, that Disney has Rob Marshall directing a new Mary Poppins movie...and it's easy to give it huge amounts of side-eye, because it looks suspiciously like a sequel. Well, Marshall himself is attempting to clarify.Read More
As fans, we've been feeling this for a while now - asking ourselves and each other, "Why can't Hollywood come up with anything new? I'm tired of them rehashing the same-old same-old!" Well now, someone has looked at this from a financial perspective, and has come to the same conclusion. Sequels and remakes are on their way out.Read More
No sign of Super Mario Bros. 2.
My friends, we are never going to see Natalie Portman as a grown hitwoman taking bloody vengeance on the mafia that failed to protect her mentor and guardian the moment he talked about getting out of the game. We're never going to find out what might have happened if the Goblin King returned decades later. And yes, we're probably never going to see a Hellboy III.Read More
And so am I.
Throw a baby in the air and give a big ol' F.U. to adulthood: Labyrinth II is really and truly happening.Read More
We saw this coming. *whistles*
What order will they air the episodes in this time?Read More
I've been dreaming of a true love's reboot?
Movie insiders have been praising the possible franchise power of Enchanted before it was even released back in 2007, but the long-believed-inevitable sequel has been stuck in development limbo ever since. Until now, that is.Read More
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Hopefully Mrs.Featherbottom won't be too threatened.
Great news for '90s babies who were alternatingly charmed and horrified by Robin Williams' memorable role as a divorced Dad with an unconventional way of getting close to his kids. Talks of the long-awaited Mrs.Doubtfire II were never dead, just on hiatus...and a new movie may soon be bustling in to a theater near you.Read More
Are George Clooney and Sandra Bullock playable, though?
Yes, Mario Kart 8 looks very pretty. Does that really matter, though? Nintendo's entire business strategy for two generations now has been to push a graphically underpowered console that offers something new and different. No matter how many hang gliders, motorcycles, and anti-gravity tracks you throw in, Mario Kart's age is starting to show.Read More
This is not the money mill you're looking for.
Since JJ Abrams confirmed on Monday that Episode VII is a real thing and not just some intricate smokescreen designed to lure grown men out of their mother's basements, we've had a lot of emotions to explore. We'd barely recovered when the rumor that we can expect a Pixar Star Wars in the future had us feeling a disturbance in the force again.Read More
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I am Jack's innate sense of cynicism.
If the Star Wars prequels taught us anything, it's that people love it when their favorite film universes get rebooted with annoying tiny kids in them, right? Of course they do! That's probably why Chuck Palahniuk recently revealed that he'll be returning to his 1996 novel Fight Club to tell the story of Jack and Marla's son -- but from the point of view of Tyler Durden. Yay?Read More