Jacob Hall Biography

The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Sequel Will Be Titled ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

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by Jacob Hall 7 days ago
Marvel
When Marvel announced a release date for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 before the first one was even released, everyone thought Marvel was overestimating their strange space opera. And then it made a bajillion dollars and everyone on the internet felt like a fool. Now, the title for that sequel has been revealed and while it doesn’t bring any grand revelation with it, it’ll probably get you to crack a tiny smile.

See a Five-Minute Preview of ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ With IMAX Screenings of ‘Terminator Genisys’

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by Jacob Hall 7 days ago
Paramount
Corporate synergy at work: IMAX screenings of Terminator Genisys, which is being distributed by Paramount Pictures, will open with a five minute preview of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, also a Paramount release. It’s a smart move! Because c’mon, is anyone who shells out of the big bucks to see Terminator Genisys on the biggest screen possible going to complain about an extended tease of the new Tom Cruise action? Of course not.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Jurassic World’ Take Down ‘Ted 2’

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by Jacob Hall June 28, 2015 @ 12:20 PM
Universal
When Universal scheduled Ted 2, they surely had no idea that Seth MacFarlane’s swearing teddy bear sequel would be squaring off against one of the biggest box office juggernauts of all time...a juggernaut that they themselves had created. So it’s not surprising that Jurassic World topped the box office again and it’s not surprising that Pixar’s Inside Out held onto second place. What is a little surprising is how low Ted 2 opened, falling significantly short of its predecessor’s opening weekend.

WookieeLeaks: A ‘Lost’ Actor Joins ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Jacob Hall June 26, 2015 @ 12:23 PM
Lucasfilm
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, check out some costume designs from The Force Awakens, see which Lost actor is in the new movie, and check out the latest toys hitting shelves soon.

J.K. Rowling Announces a ‘Harry Potter’ Play Will Open in London Next Year

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by Jacob Hall June 26, 2015 @ 11:57 AM
Warner Bros.
J.K Rowling may be done writing Harry Potter novels, but her magical empire keeps on expanding. On top of the eight movie adaptions, Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park land, and the upcoming sort-of-prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rowling has officially revealed that a Harry Potter stage play set in her world of witches and wizards will hit London’s West End in 2016.

Channing Tatum Won’t Be Starring in a ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie After All

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by Jacob Hall June 25, 2015 @ 2:49 PM
Warner Bros.
A few days ago, Channing Tatum got honest about a few things, including the status of that second Ghostbusters reboot. The Magic Mike star made it sound like the project was stuck in development, toiling away under the watchful eyes of countless Sony execs. Today, it looks like Tatum was underselling the situation. In a separate interview with his producing partner (and Magic Mike XXL co-director), Reid Carolin, it was revealed that Tatum won’t be busting any ghosts after all.

Comic Strip: The Latest News on The Villains of the DC Movie Universe

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by Jacob Hall June 23, 2015 @ 8:16 PM
Warner Bros.
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, dive into the latest news about Lex Luthor and the Joker, ponder whether Ava DuVernay is actually directing Black Panther, and see which Marvel heroes are getting new comic series.

Channing Tatum Says He ‘F---ing Hates’ the ‘G.I. Joe’ Movies

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by Jacob Hall June 23, 2015 @ 3:16 PM
Paramount Pictures
The release of Magic Mike XXL is less than two weeks away and Channing Tatum is apparently all out of f–cks to give. The actor stopped by the Howard Stern Show and decided to get brutally honest about a few things, resulting in a few quotes that surely have a few behind-the-scenes people writing frantic emails about the repercussions of one of the most well-liked actors in modern Hollywood speaking his mind. The short version: Tatum really hates those G.I. Joe movies.

How a Defunct Disney World Attraction Inspired Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

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by Jacob Hall June 23, 2015 @ 1:31 PM
Disney-Pixar
Inside Out isn’t the first Disney project to tackle this concept and director Pete Docter himself knows this. Several decades ago, the Inside Out director worked on the defunct Walt Disney World attraction Cranium Command, which tackles a very similar concept with very different results. Housed in the currently shuttered Wonders of Life pavilion in the Future World section of the Epcot theme park, Cranium Command was a theater show that combined animatronics, film, and animation to literally place the audience inside the human brain of a 12 year old.