Jacob Hall Biography
Good reviews and a phenomenal marketing campaign did their job this weekend. No number of foot-in-mouth moments from Matt Damon could harm the opening weekend of The Martian, which opened in the number one spot at the box office. After a surprisingly robust September, this is another sign that we may very looking at one of the bigger fall movie seasons in quite some time.
It’s hard to dislike Taylor Swift, the rare pop star whose entire public persona seems to be built upon the fact that she’s gracious toward her passionate fans and a warrior for hard-working artists who just want to get paid for their work. It’s easy to join the cult of Taylor — even if her music isn’t for you, she seems like good people. But what happens when the entire world devotes their lives to their new pop idol master? SNL’s fake trailer for The Squad gives us an answer.
SNL has never been afraid to skewer politicians, taking aim at their policies and personal problems in equal measure. However, the show has also never been afraid to let those politicians appear on the show itself to prove that they’re good sports who can take a joke. Last night’s season premiere brought Hillary Clinton on stage to have an extended interaction with, well, Kate McKinnon’s impersonation of her.
Donald Trump feels less like an actual human being and more like a comedic monster dreamed up in the SNL writers room, so bringing him into the sketch comedy fray should have been easy. Heck, casting the generally brilliant Taran Killam as the loudmouthed Presidential hopeful is just about perfect. So how did it work out?
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we overanalyze the rating of Batman v Superman, dive into the latest Marvel news, and mourn Sinister Six.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From The Force Awakens, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, John Boyega talks about getting cast in The Force Awakens, Gwendoline Christie describes the importance of Captain Phasma, and the name of Max von Sydow’s character has been revealed.
There hasn’t been a proper family film in theaters since Minions opened in July, so it’s not surprising at all that Hotel Transylvania 2 cleaned up at the box office this weekend. Still, we didn’t imagine it cleaning up this well. This is the kind of opening weekend that guarantees us a Hotel Transylvania 3, for better or worse.
Virtual reality is back and this time, it’s probably going to hang around for awhile. Anyone who has had the opportunity to try out the Oculus Rift VR headset (or one of the several direct competitors rushing to beat it to the market) can attest to that. Forget about the VR fad of the ‘90s – this is the real deal. It’s almost terrifyingly immersive. And now, 20th Century Fox has announced plans to begin releasing films straight to VR headsets, signaling a future where you can watch movies on a simulated big screen from the quiet safety of your home.
Ridley Scott has been threatening us with Prometheus 2 ever since the first film left audiences baffled back in 2012. Now, riding high on rave reviews for The Martian, the legendary (and legendarily hit-and-miss) filmmaker has started talking about not just Prometheus 2, but Prometheus 3. And Prometheus 4. But don’t expect the next movie to have that title. In a new interview, Scott has revealed the follow-up to Prometheus will bear a title that directly connects it to the franchise that bore it.
Created exclusively for Facebook, this first person POV video places you on the back of a speeder as it whips through sand and debris, taking you over dunes and past crashed Star Destroyers. You can control the camera yourself by dragging the screen with a click of your mouse. You cannot change the course of your vehicle, but you can look in 360 degrees as you movie. It’s nifty stuff. See how it works above and try it for yourself below.