Jacob Hall Biography

‘Attack on Titan’ Trailer: The Popular Anime Goes Live Action

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by Jacob Hall July 20, 2015 @ 9:46 AM
The Attack on Titan live action trailer is here and, well, it sure looks like something. A Kaiju tale with a more mythological bent, the trailer is full of people-chomping giants and katana wielding heroes doing battle in the ruins of human cities. It looks pretty nuts and we’d be lying if we said it didn’t have our attention.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Ant-Man’ Goes a Little Small With Its Big Opening

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by Jacob Hall July 19, 2015 @ 12:29 PM
Marvel
It would be easy to label the opening weekend for Ant-Man a failure. After all, it’s significantly lower than the openings for recent Marvel Studios movies and it’s a good $130 million less than the three-day opening Avengers: Age of Ultron had a few months ago. But let’s not be so hasty. Its opening numbers may not have blown anyone away, but Ant-Man’s box office arrival is textbook Marvel.

Michael Cera to Play Robin in the ‘LEGO Batman’ Movie

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by Jacob Hall July 16, 2015 @ 12:41 PM
Warner Bros.
The LEGO Movie is a project that consists entirely of inspired ideas, but casting the gravelly-voiced Will Arnett as Batman is probably in the top five. With the character’s spin-off in the works, the inspired casting continues! It seems that the soft-spoken Michael Cera is set voice Robin in LEGO Batman.

The ‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy is Getting a 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray This October

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by Jacob Hall July 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Everyone knows that 2015 is the year that Marty McFly and Doc Brown journey to in Back to the Future Part II. While we may not have hoverboards or Jaws 19, we are getting a new 30th anniversary Blu-ray and DVD release of the Back to the Future trilogy, which isn’t a bad consolation prize. In fact, the slightly more obsessive fans have even more reason to celebrate, as the Back to the Future animated series from the early ‘90s is coming to DVD for the first time.

Guillermo del Toro Details His Plans For a Jabba the Hutt ‘Star Wars’ Movie

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by Jacob Hall July 13, 2015 @ 2:10 PM
Lucasfilm
Guillermo del Toro is not making a Star Wars movie. At least not yet. But since he was at Comic-Con to promote his gothic haunted house movie Crimson Peak, he was asked about Star Wars. Because that’s how Comic-Con works. It turns out that the director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim does have a dream Star Wars movie buried somewhere in the back of his brain and it makes perfect sense. He wants to make a Jabba the Hutt origin story.

New ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Photo Shows Batman Ready For Desert Warfare

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by Jacob Hall July 13, 2015 @ 10:36 AM
If you’re the kind of nerd that crawled through the new Batman vs. Superman trailer frame-by-frame...welcome to the club. However, in your attempt to figure out how everything in this massive trailer could possibly fit into one movie, you probably noted one scene that stood out from the rest. At some point, Batman finds himself in the desert, wearing desert Batman gear and getting into a brawl with soldiers wearing the Superman “S”. Now, a new photo has arrived online to give us a new glimpse at the Dark Knight in this alternate get-up.

Legendary Animator Hayao Miyazaki Will Direct His First 3D Animated Film

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by Jacob Hall July 13, 2015 @ 9:54 AM
Studio Ghibli
Hayao Miyazaki, the mastermind behind Studio Ghibli and the director of films like My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises, has been viewed by many as the last bastion of traditional, hand-drawn animation. How fans will react when they learn that he’s planning to make his first entirely computer generated short film is unknown, but we predict “generally bummed out, but maybe intrigued.”

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Reveals New Images From the 2016 Sci-Fi Series

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by Jacob Hall July 12, 2015 @ 1:37 PM
HBO
We still don’t know much about Westworld, HBO’s upcoming adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 science fiction movie about robots running amuck at a high-tech theme park, but it was originally supposed to premiere later this year. Then it got delayed until 2016. On the bright side, a new batch of images from the series was released, giving us a glimpse at one of the most intriguing new shows on the horizon.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Takes Over the World

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by Jacob Hall July 12, 2015 @ 12:57 PM
Universal
Universal was already bathing in its Furious 7 and Jurassic World money Scrooge McDuck-style before Minions opened this week. Now the studio is looking at its third truly massive hit of the year, a run that feels nearly unprecedented. Universal already released two of the biggest movies of all time within the past four months, and now it’s looking like it may have three.

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Comic-Con Trailer: When Good Men Go Bad

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by Jacob Hall July 11, 2015 @ 2:21 PM
Prepare yourself: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic-Con trailer has arrived. This footage brought the house down at Hall H, where director Zack Snyder and his cast assembled to discuss the new film and shed additional light on this epic superhero throwdown. Does it live up to the hype? Watch it and discover for yourself!