Jacob Hall Biography

Comic Strip: All of the New ‘Avengers 2’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ Story Details You Need

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by Jacob Hall March 18, 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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, check out the latest spoilers from your most anticipated superhero movies, read what to expect from upcoming episodes of The Flash and Arrow, and learn exactly why Groot wouldn't let Drax see him dancing.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Cinderella’ Reigns Supreme as Liam Neeson Turns Into a Pumpkin

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by Jacob Hall March 15, 2015 @ 11:07 AM
Disney
Suddenly, Disney’s upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast is looking like a very wise move. After all, their new take on Cinderella shook the box office out of the doldrums, launching with numbers that feel more at home with the summer than March. Yes, it even took down that might spring movie season titan Liam Neeson.

WookieeLeaks: Delving Into the IMAX Scenes of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Jacob Hall March 13, 2015 @ 8:20 AM
LucasFilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks 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, delve into the latest spoilers from The Force Awakens, ponder the new Star Wars books, and spitball some ideas for what Rogue One is actually about.

New ‘Fast and Furious 7’ Video Reveals How They Pulled Off That Insane Plane Stunt

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by Jacob Hall March 12, 2015 @ 11:57 AM
The stunts in the Fast and Furious franchise have grown increasingly ridiculous over the years, with the heroes (and their cars) defying the laws of physics at every turn. While it’s obvious that the more ludicrous action scenes are created with the help of CGI, a new behind-the-scenes featurette has revealed that one of the most insane scenes from the Fast and Furious 7 trailer is real. Yes, they really did drop a fleet of parachute-equipped muscle cars out of an airplane.

Liam Neeson Says He’s Ready to Quit Action Movies

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by Jacob Hall March 12, 2015 @ 10:01 AM
20th Century Fox
With Taken, Liam Neeson became an unlikely action star, with his quiet, solemn masculinity lending gravitas to even the silliest dialogue and story beats. But rather than use the success of that instantly meme-able film as an excuse to pursue more period dramas and British weepies, Neeson embraced his newfound action hero identity. Now, after seven years of snapping necks and gunning people down across several continents, it looks like he’s ready to retire from the action hero game for good.

20 New ‘Star Wars’ Books Will Bridge the Gap Between ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’

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by Jacob Hall March 11, 2015 @ 9:34 AM
LucasFilm
With Star Wars: Episode 7 less than a year away, Disney and Lucasfilm are facing a conundrum: just how many billions do they want to make from ancillary merchandise? Get ready for Star Wars bedsheets and Star Wars lunch boxes and, of course, countless new Star Wars action figures. You will be able to fight other adults in the toy aisle at Target like never before! However, Star Wars aficionados hoping to celebrate their fandom in a quieter way will also have their fair share of options, namely 20 new books bridging the 30-year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is the ‘30 Rock’ Companion TV Needs Right Now

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by Jacob Hall March 11, 2015 @ 8:56 AM
Netflix
While it bears the distinctive markings of a show that would be right at home in that immortal two-hour stretch of comedy magic, it’s not on NBC. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may be the latest series to debut on the ever-growing, all-consuming streaming behemoth that is Netflix, but its goofy spirit and whimsical characters feel like they could only exist because of what aired before ... on NBC. Specifically: it’s no coincidence that this show shares so many writers, directors and producers with 30 Rock.

Celebrate Chuck Norris’ 75th Birthday With This Video of Him Kicking Everything

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by Jacob Hall March 10, 2015 @ 3:41 PM
Long before he was an internet meme, Chuck Norris was a genuinely skilled martial artist whose ass-kicking abilities were put on display in dozens of action movies. Running the gamut from massively entertaining (The Delta Force) to totally baffling (The Octagon), Norris’ films all have one thing in common: each one sees him kicking a whole bunch of people. So, in honor of the man’s 75th birthday, let’s all take a moment to enjoy a video supercut of Norris kicking people and things.

Life-Size ‘Avengers 2’ Hulkbuster Statue Selling For Low Price of $21,500

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by Jacob Hall March 10, 2015 @ 10:46 AM
Beast Kingdom Toys
Don’t fret, Marvel Movie Fan With An Unlimited Income And A Corner In His Home That Cries Out For A Conversation Piece, the movie prop replica company Beast Kingdom has got you covered. They have revealed a life-size statue of Tony Stark’s Avengers 2 “Hulkbuster” armor and it can be yours for the totally reasonable and not-at-all-crazy price of $21,500.