Jacob Hall Biography

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Legacy Trailer Takes Us Back to the Beginning

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by Jacob Hall April 15, 2015 @ 3:03 PM
It may not have a number in its title, but Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in a series stretching back to 1979. And while original star Mel Gibson has been replaced by Tom Hardy, director George Miller is present and accounted for, still wrecking cars in the post-apocalypse for your amusement. The newest trailer for the Fury Road, labeled the “legacy trailer,” uses footage from the past films build up to the newest entry to remind potential viewers this isn’t just another action franchise. This is Mad freaking Max.

Earth’s Mightiest Legalese: The Current Status of Marvel Movie Stars’ Contracts

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by Jacob Hall April 15, 2015 @ 2:28 PM
Marvel
When an actor signs on to play a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they typically aren’t signing up for a single movie. They’re signing up for a whole bunch — sometimes as many as nine films — so Marvel can plan ahead for years, scoping out where a character can go over the course of several appearances. But contracts run out and some actors managed to finagle their way in without signing up for a bunch of movies in advance. So superhero movie fans always wonder just how many more times they’ll get to see Chris Evans play Captain America or Robert Downey Jr. play Iron Man. How many movies are left on their contract? What’s next?

New ‘Avengers 2’ Images Reveal Some Surprising Faces

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by Jacob Hall April 15, 2015 @ 12:31 PM
Marvel
By all accounts (namely the lucky few who have managed to see it already), the marketing for Avengers: Age of Ultron has managed to keep many of the film’s biggest surprises safely hidden away. However, with a little more than two weeks remaining until most audiences can see the film, a few little pieces of plot and a few little reveals have begun to leak out. A new batch of photos from the film contain familiar imagery, but they also contain a few tiny surprises that some fans may want to see in theaters. You decide whether or not you wish to proceed...

The 10 Greatest Superhero Movie Villains of All-Time

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by Jacob Hall April 15, 2015 @ 7:14 AM
Marvel
Without a great adversary, what good is a superhero? Without someone to punch in the face, Batman would just be some rich schmuck driving around in a weird-looking tank. Without someone on the receiving end of his shield, Captain America would just hang out at the V.F.W. all day. So let’s celebrate the villains. Let’s bring on the bad guys and give them their moment in the sun. With Avengers: Age of Ultron introducing another memorable baddie in the form of James Spader’s titular metallic menace, let’s take some time to run down the 10 greatest superhero movie villains of all time.

Comic Strip: Updates on ‘Avengers 2,’ ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Suicide Squad’ and More

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by Jacob Hall April 14, 2015 @ 7:05 PM
Marvel
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, Kevin Feige discusses the future of the MCU, Deadpool meets Colossus, and Suicide Squad reveals a big plot point.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Premiere Breaks Audience Record

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by Jacob Hall April 14, 2015 @ 6:29 PM
HBO
When the first half of Game of Thrones Season 5 leaked online, fingers were pointed, voices were raised and the internet exploded into a debate about piracy for the nth time. Meanwhile, HBO’s wildly popular fantasy series premiered to a record audience, proving that not even an unfortunate leak that huge could hinder the show’s insane track record.

MTV Resurrects ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ for a Third Round

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by Jacob Hall April 14, 2015 @ 4:22 PM
MTV
Originally running from 1998 through 2002, Celebrity Deathmatch was an MTV staple, pitting various famous faces from various branches of the entertainment industry against each other in brutal fights to the death (all of them rendered in stop–motion animation). Following its cancellation, the show was revived once more in 2005, this time on MTV2, before being cancelled again in 2007. Now, it looks like the network is returning to that bloody claymation well once more. Celebrity Deathmatch will soon make a grand return to MTV2.

‘Avengers 2’ Shot Footage For a Captain Marvel Cameo

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by Jacob Hall April 14, 2015 @ 1:54 PM
Marvel
For a long time, it was rumored that Captain Marvel would make an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron. And then those rumors dried up, replaced by official word that Carol Danvers would not be making her big screen debut in the film. Now, we have confirmation that those early rumors were on point at the very least. Captain Marvel was this close to showing up in the Avengers sequel, so much so that special effects footage was shot for her appearance.

Don’t Expect Many ‘Avengers 2’ Easter Eggs, Says Director Joss Whedon

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by Jacob Hall April 14, 2015 @ 12:42 PM
Marvel
Joss Whedon has not been shy about why he’s done directing massive Marvel movies after Avengers: Age of Ultron. He’s tired. So tired, in fact, that he wasn’t able to properly engage in a Marvel Cinematic Universe tradition with his second outing and cram the frame with tiny easter eggs that only fans will notice and appreciate.

‘Star Wars’ Celebration Will Be Live Streamed For Fans Around the World

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by Jacob Hall April 14, 2015 @ 12:05 PM
Lucasfilm
So much for “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” Star Wars has officially joined the 21st century with the news that this year’s Star Wars Celebration will be live streamed to fans around the world. If you won’t be present to witness the world premiere of the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer or watch a panel featuring your favorite actors from the saga, you’ll be able to do so from the comfort of your own home.