'Gone Girl' may have barely won its first weekend at the box office over 'Annabelle,' but in its second week of release, it emerged as the real victor. Fighting off tons of new competition, David Fincher's thriller held onto the number one spot and made it look easy.
The unfortunate and untimely death of the great Jan Hooks this past week sent the comedy world into mourning, with countless writers and comics stepping forward to pay tribute to the late 'SNL' star. It could have been easy for this week's new episode to gloss over the passing of one of their own (it is a comedy show, after all), but 'SNL' has always been a slightly class institution -- it remembers those who came before.
Although 'SNL' previously parodied all the movie adaptations of the most obscure young-adult novels, all past sketches have nothing on 'The Group Hopper.' It's one thing to dress the cast in 'Hunger Games' outfits and make fun of one of the biggest movie franchises in the world. It's another thing altogether to create a fake movie trailer for a fake new franchise and make it seem strangely plausible while eviscerating every movie of this kind out there.
When it was announced that the great Bill Hader would be returning to 'SNL' to host this week's episode, everyone crossed their fingers and hoped for one thing: the glorious return of Stefon. And lo and behold, the comedy gods answered and the greatest character in modern 'Saturday Night Live' graced 'Weekend Update' yet again.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, news of a 'Labyrinth' sequel hits the internet, Marvel announces an ambitious new comic series, and 'Jurassic Park 4' is getting its own LEGO sets.
The first 'Woman in Black' film was a minor hit, giving the newly resurrected Hammer Films their first franchise and allowing Daniel Radcliffe a chance to expand his acting chops beyond shouting "Expecto patronum" a lot. Now, the 'Woman in Black 2' trailer has arrived, and while it's lacking in the Radcliffe department, it certainly has plenty of stock in the "scary lady ghost jumps out at children" department.
When 'The LEGO Movie' instantly became one of the biggest critical and financial successes of 2014, the sequel announcement was inevitable. However, in a surprising turn of events, 'The LEGO Movie 2' has been delayed in favor of a spin-off staring the film's hilariously twisted take on Batman. Yes, LEGO Batman is getting his own movie.
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 analysis. This week, read the latest 'Star Wars: Episode 7' rumors, learn who will be lending his voice to 'Star Wars Rebels,' and prepare to watch the prequel trilogy with a lot more flatulence.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatball' comes to the small screen, read a passionate take on the new 'Twin Peaks,' and take a first look at Will Smith in 'Focus.'
While it's true that great stretches of Stoker's novel have been explored, transformed and extended by countless filmmakers over the years until every surprise feels like a cliche, there's one stretch of the story that feels fresher than ever. Upon a recent revisit to the novel, it was this portion of the book that most ignited the imagination and felt the most inherently cinematic. And yet, it's the portion of the book that gets overlooked in even the most faithful adaptations.