Jacob Hall Biography

‘Ant-Man’ Concept Art Reveals a Great New Look at The Wasp

by Jacob Hall September 23, 2015 @ 11:08 AM
Marvel/Andy Park
Marvel’s Ant-Man did a solid job of establishing its title character as a significant player in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it also laid the groundwork for another story of equal interest. In flashbacks to Hank Pym’s world-saving days, we meet his wife, Janet, aka The Wasp, a superhero who one-ups her partner’s shrinking abilities with some pretty badass wings. Unfortunately, we only catch a few brief glimpses of this iconic Marvel heroine in the midst of a very hectic action scene. Fortunately, some newly revealed concept art now allows us to pick apart the details of her costume like real nerds.

‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Trailer: Everyone’s Favorite Mobile Game is Now a Movie, Somehow

by Jacob Hall September 23, 2015 @ 10:34 AM
Oh, boy. Here we go. The first trailer for The Angry Birds Movie is here this is the culmination of something. It’s big moment for something. The mere existence of this movie means something. We don’t know what those somethings are, though. All one can do at this moment is watch this preview and ponder, uh, something.

‘The Conjuring 2’ First Look: James Wan’s Horror Sequel Begins Filming

by Jacob Hall September 22, 2015 @ 12:17 PM
Warner Bros.
James Wan is not an exciting filmmaker because he made the outrageously entertaining Furious 7 – he’s an exciting filmmaker because he made Furious 7 and then gladly stepped back to his horror roots to film The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist. So we look upon the first images from the set and celebrate. Wan may be moving into the blockbuster big leagues, but he’s not going to forget about the genre that made his name.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Will Feature Hayden Christensen, According to a Rumor That’s Awfully Hard to Believe

by Jacob Hall September 22, 2015 @ 10:02 AM
Being a Star Wars fan in 2015 requires you to sort through various piles of rumors and spoilers with the eye of a trained professional. Like an art expert examining a painting to see if it’s a forgery, you’ve got to develop a sixth sense for when things seem too good or too terrible to be true. You have to fine tune your B.S. radar. So please note that our B.S. radar is going totally nuts when we share the rumor that Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker will supposedly play a role in Star Wars: Episode 8.

Comic Strip: Ryan Reynolds Promises ‘Deadpool’ Won’t Be Another ‘Green Lantern’

by Jacob Hall September 21, 2015 @ 1:57 PM
20th Century Fox
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, Ryan Reynolds chats about Deadpool and Jesse Eisenberg explains his Lex Luthor.

Colin Trevorrow Teases ‘Jurassic World 2’ and the New Trilogy of ‘Jurassic Park’ Movies

by Jacob Hall September 21, 2015 @ 11:54 AM
Every single human being with access to a movie theater saw Jurassic World this summer, making it the highest grossing film of all time not directed by James Cameron (aka, the third highest grossing film of all time). A sequel was inevitable. But how about a trilogy? Because director Colin Trevorrow says that he always had a three-movie arc in mind. Now, $1.6 billion later, he’s able to start talking about it like a real thing that will actually happen and not some crazy plan.

New ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Trailer Actually Lets the Dinosaurs Speak Up

by Jacob Hall September 21, 2015 @ 11:45 AM
There’s some kind of joke to be made about how it took the arrival of a Spanish-language preview for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur for us to hear the film’s English-language voice cast in action. This new international trailer also gives us our best look yet at the movie’s actual plot and characters, which is a nice change of pace from the lovely-but-vague early teases.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Black Mass’ and ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Battle It Out

by Jacob Hall September 20, 2015 @ 12:14 PM
Warner Bros.
After a slow start, September 2015 is shaping up to be a pretty solid month for the box office. After last week’s solid numbers, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Black Mass picked up the baton and ran with it, leading another strong weekend.

WookieeLeaks: New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys Reveal New Characters

by Jacob Hall September 18, 2015 @ 1:16 PM
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, new toys reveal new characters, Mark Hamill has some fun in Ireland, and BB-8 visits Disneyland.

The New ‘Point Break’ Trailer Pushes Remake Culture to the Breaking Point

by Jacob Hall September 17, 2015 @ 1:53 PM
The world wasn’t exactly crying out for a remake of Point Break, but here we are. We didn’t ask for a modern take on Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 action semi-classic, but maybe we did something to deserve it. Then again, if the new trailer is any indication, we don’t know what anyone could have possibly done to deserve this movie happening to them.