Jacob Hall Biography

The ‘Zootopia’ Trailer is Here to Teach Your Kids What ‘Anthropomorphic’ Means

by Jacob Hall June 11, 2015 @ 12:34 PM
It’s common for early teaser trailers to act as announcements, introducing a the existence of a film before proper previews show up to talk about little things like plot and character. It’s less common for a trailer to give its viewers — ostensibly, in this case, children — the definition of “anthropomorphic” so they can easily digest a high concept. Welcome to the internet, Zootopia trailer. You are certainly one of the more unique teasers we’ve seen in a little while.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys First Look: Time to Start Saving Your Money

by Jacob Hall June 11, 2015 @ 10:46 AM
Comic-Con 2015 won’t be lacking in all things Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as Disney plans to work overtime to remind people of this movie’s existence. While the big panel will surely introduce new footage and character details, the saga will be present in every corner of the convention hall. Which means toys. Lots of toys. Yes, the first The Force Awakens toys will make their debut at Comic-Con and our first look at a few of them has arrived.

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ is Officially Happening With Series Screenwriter Kay Cannon

by Jacob Hall June 10, 2015 @ 12:12 PM
The original Pitch Perfect grossed a modest $65 million at the domestic box office, which was just enough to justify a sequel. Three years later, Pitch Perfect 2 has just passed $160 million on a budget of only $29 million, so yeah, of course Universal is officially moving forward with Pitch Perfect 3. It turns out that a combination of snarky comedy and a capella remixes of pop hits is a license to print money. So much money.

How ‘Jurassic Park’ Changed My Life (and Probably Yours)

by Jacob Hall June 9, 2015 @ 1:17 PM
Every movie fan has that moment that transforms them from a casual viewer into a full-blown fanatic. It’s the screening that resonates with them for the rest of their life, where you enter the theater and re-emerge a few hours later as a fundamentally different person. They will probably never reach that high again, but that’s okay. The moment was your moment. That screening was your screening. That movie was your movie. Your name may not be in the credits, but it belongs to you.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Promises There Won’t Be Any Punching in the ‘Sandman’ Movie

by Jacob Hall June 9, 2015 @ 11:47 AM
Neil Gaiman’s Sandman is one of the great fantasy epics of all time and it’s almost impossible to imagine a film adaptation capturing what makes it so special. A 75-issue comic book series has the time and space to explore obscure nooks and crannies of its world and break into tangents that comment on the greater whole. It’s not a typical story of heroes and villains and there is almost no traditional action. That’s why Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is producing, directing and possibly starring in the film version, has his work cut out for him. At least he’s currently saying the right things.

The Official ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Plot Synopsis Reveals Why the Two Superheroes Are Fighting

by Jacob Hall June 9, 2015 @ 9:57 AM
Warner Bros.
The title of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is so detailed that you almost don’t need an official synopsis of any kind. From that collection of words, you can easily extrapolate the following: the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel will fight each other, but it will ultimately lead to them teaming up and forming the Justice League. Anyway, the actual, official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s superhero throwdown has arrived and it confirms everything you expect it to confirm.

Six Minutes of Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Will Play Before IMAX Screenings of ‘Jurassic World’

by Jacob Hall June 8, 2015 @ 2:10 PM
Ant-Man is not the coolest kid at the party that is the summer movie season. In fact, no one knows what to make of him. Sure, he’s related to Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he looks awfully weird and he supposedly has this dark and troubled past. So Ant-Man has to work a little harder to get noticed. He has to be seen by as many people as possible. He has to befriend one of the most popular kids in the room ... and you don’t get much more popular than Jurassic World.

Comic Strip: ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Spoilers and DC Movie Fears

by Jacob Hall June 8, 2015 @ 11:36 AM
Warner Bros.
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 Batman-related spoilers, examine the latest from Suicide Squad, and ponder what Warner Bros. is doing with their comic book movie future.

James Cameron Endorses ‘Terminator Genisys,’ Calls it the Third Film in the Series

by Jacob Hall June 8, 2015 @ 9:54 AM
Most fans of the first two Terminator films probably agree when it comes to the upcoming Terminator Genisys – approach with caution. This thing looks ready to burn anyone who gets their hopes up. And yet the film has pulled a marketing hail mary that feels specifically designed to get fans back on the movie’s side. Someone showed the movie to James Cameron and then got him to appear on camera to say nice things about it.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Spy’ and ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’ Overtake ‘Entourage’

by Jacob Hall June 7, 2015 @ 12:33 PM
20th Century Fox
This weekend already had internet pundits readying their thinkpieces. What would come out on top: the female-friendly Spy with its hilarious leading ladies or the bro-tastic, testosterone-fueled Entourage? It turns out that this showdown was barely a showdown at all, with Paul Feig’s espionage comedy slaughtering the resurrection of HBO’s most divisive show. Oh, and Insidious: Chapter 3 just hung around, happy to be there.