Jacob Hall Biography

Bill Murray Explains Why He Agreed to Make a ‘Ghostbusters’ Cameo

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by Jacob Hall 3 days ago
Sony
There’s one reason and one reason only why we’re getting a Ghostbusters remake in 2016 instead of an actual Ghostbusters 3 five years ago. That reason is named Bill Murray and he’s been the not-so-secret sequel roadblock for as long as we can remember. But then he accepted a small role in the new reboot, because he’s Bill Murray and Bill Murray does whatever he wants. Sometimes that means randomly showing up at your birthday party. Sometimes that means popping up in a film franchise that he seemingly had zero desire to revisit. Now, Murray explains his reasons for joining a new Ghostbusters movie he was so vocally against.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Takes the Lead for the Third Weekend in a Row

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by Jacob Hall 4 days ago
Universal
All summer movie seasons end with a whimper and 2015 was no different. The final weekend of August was a pretty sad display across the board, with Straight Outta Compton nabbing the number one spot by default while just about every new release faltered. You know it’s a slow weekend when a movie promoted exclusively to faith-based audiences nabs the number two spot.

Exclusive ‘Cooties’ Poster Shows Off the Ideal Diet For a Growing Zombie

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by Jacob Hall 6 days ago
The “killer kid” is one of horror cinema’s most provocative concepts because the mere concept gleefully pushes as many buttons as it possibly can. No matter what happens, a symbol of youthful innocence is going to be impossibly corrupted, especially if the adults decide to fight back against their pint-sized aggressors. The upcoming horror comedy Cooties isn’t shy about the fact that it’s about zombie children murdering their way across an elementary school and a new piece of art from the film doubles down on this glorious bad taste.

No, There’s Not Going to be a Godzilla and ‘Pacific Rim’ Crossover

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by Jacob Hall 6 days ago
Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros.
It’s the kind of rumor that looks really great in a headline. What if a Pacific Rim sequel brought Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, into the fold? What if director Guillermo del Toro’s giant robots battled the legendary creature in the ultimate battle royale? The rumor has been gaining steam and we hate to be the ones to burst anyone’s bubble, but this isn’t going to happen.

WookieeLeaks: What Spoilers Can We Extract From the New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser?

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by Jacob Hall 6 days ago
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, tear apart the latest teaser footage, learn the alignment of a new Rogue One character, and a tease the Battle of Jakku.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Will Monopolize All IMAX Screens For an Entire Month

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by Jacob Hall August 26, 2015 @ 11:12 AM
Lucasfilm
We’ve known for a long time that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would screen in IMAX theaters because director J.J. Abrams filmed one key sequence with IMAX cameras. But now, we’ve learned the full extent of Disney and Lucasfilm’s plans for large format presentation and it’s exactly what you’d expect from a studio that has the most popular movie franchise on the planet and the power to do whatever it wants with it. The new Star Wars movie has booked pretty much every IMAX screen in the world for four weeks. Everyone with the desire to see this movie on the biggest movie screens in the world now has plenty of time to do so.

A ‘Fast & Furious’ Ride is Heading to Universal Studios Orlando

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by Jacob Hall August 26, 2015 @ 10:08 AM
Universal
The Fast and Furious series has been a sleeping giant for Universal Pictures, growing from a modestly successful franchise into a cultural juggernaut over the course of a decade. And like other cultural juggernauts owned or licensed by Universal, the increasingly wacky adventures of Dominic Toretto and his family eventually jumped into the theme park realm. Fast and Furious: Supercharged made its debut at Universal Studios Hollywood earlier this year and it was just announced that the ride is heading to the studio’s Florida park. But it’s going to have to be very different and that is what has us interested.

Comic Strip: The Set of ‘Suicide Squad’ is Pretty Much a Big Party Now

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by Jacob Hall August 25, 2015 @ 7:42 PM
Instagram
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, explore the party that is the Suicide Squad set, ponder some odd Michael Shannon comments, and parse the latest Marvel movie news.

Early ‘Fantastic Four’ Concept Art Reveals Doctor Doom’s Castle

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by Jacob Hall August 25, 2015 @ 12:02 PM
We already know that many things went very wrong behind the scenes of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four. We also know that, once upon a time, the film was significantly different than the finished product. The latest “Wow, here’s how much this movie changed from conception to execution!” revelation comes from a concept artist who worked on the film. Early on, he was tasked with illustrating Doctor Doom’s castle, a location that doesn’t even exist in the final version.