Jacob Hall Biography

Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Hiring ‘X-Men’ Writer Simon Kinberg to Fix the Script?

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by Jacob Hall January 12, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
LucasFilm
Although all of the public focus is currently on the looming release of ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ Disney, Lucasfilm and director Gareth Edwards are currently trying to whip the first standalone film in the saga into shape. A few days ago, original screenwriter Gary Whitta amicably departed the project after completing his initial draft, leading the entire internet to wonder what’s next for this mysterious project, which is still due out in 2016. Now, it looks like the next screenwriter writer has already been found. Enter Simon Kinberg.

Comic Strip: Updates on ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Arrow’ and...

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by Jacob Hall January 12, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
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, a weird ‘Batman v Superman’ rumor springs up, ‘Ant-Man’ releases its first trailer, and ‘Daredevil’ locks in a release date.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Taken 3’ Finds the Box Office, Kills It

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by Jacob Hall January 11, 2015 @ 11:58 AM
20th Century Fox
Back in the olden times, it was surprising that a hyper-violent action movie starring that guy from ‘Schindler’s List’ could open to huge box office and become one of the biggest hits of the year. But this is 2015, and it’s a little less surprising when a Liam Neeson action movie opens big. ‘Taken 3’ may not have matched the opening weekend of ‘Taken 2,’ but it’s off to a strong start.

WookieeLeaks: Liam Neeson Ponders a Qui-Gon Jinn Spin-Off While ‘The Force Awakens’ Hires Three Genuine Badasses

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by Jacob Hall January 9, 2015 @ 9:52 PM
LucasFilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘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 analysis. This week, Liam Neeson contemplates a Qui-Gon Jinn spin-off, ‘The Force Awakens’ recruits three amazing martial artists, and a bunch of cool ‘Star Wars’ toys appear on the horizon.

Melissa McCarthy in Early Talks to Star in the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

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by Jacob Hall January 9, 2015 @ 1:39 PM
Warner Bros.
After months of rumors and speculation, it looks like director Paul Feig is finally starting to assemble his cast for his ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. The name at the top of his list should surprise no one: Melissa McCarthy, who he previously directed to an Oscar nomination and huge box office success in ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘The Heat,' and who is in early talks to star in the film.

‘Chappie’ Trailer: What the Heck is This Movie?

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by Jacob Hall January 9, 2015 @ 11:53 AM
Okay, let’s ask the big question: what the hell is ‘Chappie’? The first trailer made the film look like a slightly goofy and overly sentimental ‘Short Circuit’ riff, with the title robot learning about the world ... while teaching us (blech). The new trailer feels more like director Neill Blomkamp’s previous work, showcasing wacky science fiction ideas and explosive action. In any case, we’re definitely not sold on the film yet based on either trailer.

‘The Voices’ Trailer: Ryan Reynolds’ Pets Tell Him to Kill People

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by Jacob Hall January 8, 2015 @ 3:44 PM
After years of trying and failing to become a franchise-friendly leading man, Ryan Reynolds may have finally found his true calling: starring in pitch black comedies about crazy people who murder women on the order of their pets. At lest that’s the premise of ‘The Voices,’ a deranged little movie that won its fair share of fans on the festival circuit last year. Now that the new trailer has arrived, we can see why: this thing looks nuts.