With Chaos Walking and Edge of Tomorrow 2 Doug Liman Delivers the Gender-Balanced Sci-Fi Teams We Need
Doug Liman's body of work is really, really eclectic. The same guy who directed Swingers and Go also directed The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow. Now, he's currently gone into production on Chaos Walking, a YA genre story, and is developing Edge of Tomorrow 2, both of which have intriguing women at their centers.Read More
The Honest Trailers team rips into Universal's The Mummy remake as a "loose collection of studio notes masquerading as a single movie...with one unholy purpose holding it together: make the Dark Universe happen."Read More
June is Pride Month, and this weekend is the kick-off for all sorts of celebrating all over the world! Chances are, you already have at least five shindigs, parades, and other events you're going to. But if you don't, there is a Global Gay Pride Calendar that should point you in the direction of celebrations going on anywhere in the world!Read More
Universal, lacking a superhero franchise, has big plans for its "Dark Universe" slated series of monster movies—reboots of old classics like Bride of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man. The studio may have to take a hard look at this ambitious undertaking, since reviews of the first film, The Mummy, are resoundingly bad.Read More
Universal Pictures has a long, storied history with monsters. We've all heard of Frankenstein's Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and the Wolf Man, among others. Well, it looks as though all those old-timey monsters are being "reinvented" as part of a new shared universe the studio has dubbed Dark Universe.Read More
A group of people dressed up as handmaidens from Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale showed up at the Texas Legislature today to protest the state's continually restrictive stance on reproductive rights.Read More
Explain Yourself: Alex Kurtzman on Why They’re Doing a Mummy Remake, Plus the Official Trailer is Here!
If you're in the same boat as me and are wondering why this The Mummy reboot is even happening at all, filmmaker Alex Kurtzman has an answer for you.Read More
Why Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the brilliant team behind TV shows like Fringe and Alias as well as the Kelvin-verse Star Trek movies, decided to reboot the beloved Mummy franchise remains a mystery.Read More
Tom Cruise and James Corden re-enact some of Cruise's most iconic scenes and roles in Corden's "Role Call" segment for The Late Late Show.Read More
While the original Edge of Tomorrow was in fact based on a Japanese novel, the title of which translates to All You Need Is Kill, there's no word yet on whether or not the sequel will build on the source material or go its own wayRead More
Beware The Syndrome.
Here with one of the most accurate (read: not accurate at all) descriptions of what happened to these prime time sweethearts is writer Chris Scott.Read More
Universal is looking to, uh, bring their classic movie monster lineup back from the dead (sorry), and they're starting with a pretty significant boost: they've brought on Tom Cruise to play "a lead role" in The Mummy.Read More
All you need is kill.
Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie has a lot on his plate right now, what with the release of Tom Cruise vehicle Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which McQuarrie directed. However, it's another McQuarrie-written/Cruise-starring film that currently has him chatty. That would be a possible sequel to last year's Edge of Tomorrow.Read More
Look what Jurassic World hath wrought.
One of the simple touches in MI:5 that made Rebecca Ferguson's character believable, was the many scenes in which she either wears flats or removes her heels before/during accomplishing feats of extraordinary daredevilry.Read More
"Human rights are more important than Hollywood stunts on the wing of an airplane."
In retrospect, in order to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation with the minimum amount of internal conflict, I think I must have made a subconscious decision to ignore or temporarily forget about Going Clear.Read More
Does calling a big movie “entertaining” seem like a back-handed compliment? I honestly don’t intend it to be. It’s just that a movie like Mission Impossible really can’t get away from that kind of description because no matter what, that seems to be its singular goal: Keep audiences in the theater entertained with set piece action sequence after set piece action sequence (many of them practical), strung like beads on a necklace.Read More
Have you ever been to any kind of geek or geek-adjacent event and felt kind of... alone? Isolated? Kind of like you're the last unicorn or something? Well, don't worry, because you are not alone, and this Kickstarter for a rad photo book aims to prove just that.Read More
Wait, where is Felicity Jones?
I'm really excited for this movie despite its infuriatingly punctuated title, but it would be awesome if the Mission: Impossible franchise had at least one recurring female character worth mentioning.Read More