Jacob Hall Biography

The First ‘Alice: Through the Looking Glass’ Posters Take Us Back to Wonderland

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by Jacob Hall August 14, 2015 @ 1:51 PM
Disney
Disney’s 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland was an international box office juggernaut, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who actually liked the damn thing. Still, over $1 billion at the box office goes a long way to helping a studio forget that they had somehow managed to release Tim Burton’s worst movie (no easy feat), featuring Johnny Depp’s worst performance (which is even more impressive). So when you gaze upon the first posters for Alice: Through the Looking Glass and wonder “Why is this movie a thing?”, remember that the answer is a Scrooge McDuck-sized vault of cash.

Benicio Del Toro Is Confident He’ll Be in ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’

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by Jacob Hall August 14, 2015 @ 12:16 PM
Marvel
Last month, we heard that Benicio Del Toro was being sought to play a new villain in Star Wars: Episode 8. And then there was silence, within which we can assume salaries were negotiated, scripts were written, and conversations were had. And that brings us to right now: Del Toro cannot confirm that he’s in the movie quite yet, but he seems awfully confident that it’s going to happen.

‘Jack Reacher 2’ Reportedly Adds Cobie Smulders to the Cast

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by Jacob Hall August 14, 2015 @ 11:52 AM
Marvel
2012’s Jack Reacher was only a modest success at the box office, but it had a card hidden up its sleeve – it was actually a really good movie that people watched after its theatrical run and really liked. So Jack Reacher 2 is coming and for fans of stripped-down, adult-oriented thrillers who never get tired of watching Tom Cruise crash stunt cars for our amusement, that’s excellent news. It’s also excellent news for fans of Cobie Smulders, who has supposedly joined the cast.

Sam Mendes Says ‘Spectre’ Is a James Bond Origin Story

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by Jacob Hall August 14, 2015 @ 11:19 AM
Sony
James Bond has always been more of a figure than a character, sliding through the decades as constantly fluctuating collection of what society enjoys at any particular time. 007’s evolution into something more complex and human in the Daniel Craig era is also a reflection of the times. This is what we want out of an action hero in 2015. Now, Spectre looks to take this route to its natural conclusion. According to director Sam Mendes, his film will answer one of the great unanswered questions in cinema: Where did James Bond come from?

WookieeLeaks: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toy Images Have Leaked Online Because Of Course They Have

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by Jacob Hall August 14, 2015 @ 10:35 AM
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, gaze upon the new Star Wars toys, compare the latest The Force Awakens news to the old rumors, and catch up on the latest Anthology updates.

‘Ride Along 2’ Trailer: There Is No Ride Along in This Movie

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by Jacob Hall August 13, 2015 @ 12:40 PM
Ride Along was one of the surprise hits of 2014, making a massive pile of cash in the traditionally slow month of January. A sequel was inevitable. Like clockwork, Ride Along 2 is set to arrive almost exactly two years to the day after the first film. Which means the second outing of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart’s mismatched buddy cops was written, shot, edited and will be released in the space of 728 days.

‘Burnt’ Trailer: Bradley Cooper Is Your Unfriendly Neighborhood Self-Destructive Chef

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by Jacob Hall August 13, 2015 @ 9:39 AM
You’ve got to give credit where credit is due. A decade ago, Bradley Cooper was playing smarmy villains in lowbrow comedies. Now, he’s one of the biggest movie stars in the world. You don’t get there by accident – you get there by being smart about the films you take on. So if Bradley Cooper wants to play a disgraced chef attempting a comeback, we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. The Burnt trailer looks fine enough.