Jacob Hall Biography

Comic Strip: Casting For ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ Jessica Jones and More

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by Jacob Hall December 8, 2014 @ 2:10 PM
DC Comics
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, Warner Bros. reveals an insane ‘Suicide Squad’ cast, Benedict Cumberbatch gets confirmed for ‘Doctor Strange,’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ finally reveals a synopsis.

Listen to a Sample of the 'Avengers 2' Score on the Updated Official Site

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by Jacob Hall December 8, 2014 @ 1:58 PM
Marvel
With the release date of Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ slowly marching closer and closer, Marvel Studios has officially started the slow and steady process of saturating the entire planet with marketing. The trailer was only step one. Within a few months, you won’t be able to walk three feet in any direction without hearing someone say “Avengers” or “Ultron.” Today marks a small but very necessary step in that process: the official website for the film has been updated. It’s not much, but what is here is going to appeal certain dedicated fans.

Toho Confirms the First Japanese ‘Godzilla’ Movie in Over a Decade

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by Jacob Hall December 8, 2014 @ 11:57 AM
Toho
For the better part of 50 years, the Japanese movie studio Toho released new ‘Godzilla’ movies like clockwork. With the exception of a few lengthy breaks (including much of the ‘80s), a new film starring the King of the Monsters would arrive every two years at the minimum. Not even the deplorable 1998 American film could slow ‘em down. And then ‘Godzilla: Final Wars’ arrived in 2004 and the title proved accurate: Japan has not made a new Godzilla film since. Well, that’s about to change. For the first time in a decade, Toho is moving forward with a new film starring the city-wrecking, fire-breathing monster icon.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Pyramid’ Gets Buried Upon Arrival

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by Jacob Hall December 7, 2014 @ 12:03 PM
20th Century Fox
Honestly, we could have just copied and pasted last weekend’s box office report and gotten away with it. Outside of the shifting numbers, the order of the top 10 is almost identical to what it was a week ago. This is Hollywood in a holding pattern. The weekend after Thanksgiving is a wasteland. That’s probably why ‘The Pyramid’ was dumped this weekend. However, the lone newcomer in the top 10 didn’t just bomb, it bombed spectacularly.

‘SNL’ and James Franco Take On ‘Peter Pan Live’

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by Jacob Hall December 7, 2014 @ 8:58 AM
In many ways, NBC’s much-mocked ‘Peter Pan Live’ was already a parody of itself the moment it was conceived, making the thought of an ‘SNL’ riff feel completely and totally unnecessary. And yet the show’s take on the production has just enough good stuff to be worthy of your time, especially if the thought of guest host James Franco playing Christopher Walken playing Captain Hook sounds appealing to you.

‘SNL’ Also Made a Version of the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer

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by Jacob Hall December 7, 2014 @ 8:45 AM
‘SNL’ was off the week that the first ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer broke the internet with its record-breaking release. However, like any comedy variety show worth its salt, it didn’t miss a beat when it returned this week, crafting a parody trailer that’s as hilariously mean-spirited as it is funny.

‘SNL’ Reunites James Franco and Seth Rogen to Talk About the Sony Hacks

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by Jacob Hall December 7, 2014 @ 8:40 AM
Since James Franco was around to host this week’s ‘SNL’ as part of promoting his upcoming comedy ‘The Interview,’ it was inevitable that his frequent collaborator and co-star and director, Seth Rogen, would pop in to say hello. And they couldn’t have picked a better way to bring him into things. Since ‘The Interview’ is causing all kinds of real-world mayhem, they did what any self-respecting funny people would do: they made fun of it.

Cary Fukunaga’s ‘It’ Split Into Two Films, Separating the Past and Present Timelines

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by Jacob Hall December 5, 2014 @ 1:24 PM
ABC
Stephen King’s ‘It’ is a beast of a book. Over its 1,000-plus pages, the novel follows a group of close-knit friends who do battle with a malevolent, child-killing force in their youth, only to reunite decades later to finish the job. It’s a messy, ambitious and insanely (perversely, even) detailed work. It feels unadaptable. But no one tell that to ‘True Detective’ director Cary Fukunaga, whose long-gestating adaptation is finally going before cameras next summer.

WookieeLeaks: Everyone You Have Ever Met Watched the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer

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by Jacob Hall December 5, 2014 @ 11:07 AM
LucasFilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ 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...