ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, Jeff Goldblum is not returning to one of his biggest franchises, the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' trailer is on the way and 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' gets a new poster.
Although 'Anchorman 2' wasn't groundbreaking at the box office even being a more moderately budgeted comedy, it did make significantly more than its beloved 2004 predecessor. So, could there be an 'Anchorman 3' somewhere down the line? As far as co-writer and director Adam McKay is concerned ... No. Never. Ever.
While the battle still rages over whether or not 'The Walking Dead' is a good or bad television show, most zombie fans are in agreement that Telltale's video game series of the same name is nothing short of phenomenal. Structured like old school adventure games but fueled by a morally complex narrative, the first "season" of the game was a huge critical and financial hit a few years back. Now, the latest trailer for "Season Two" has arrived online and it promises more grisly, uncomfortable adventures in the zombie apocalypse.
When the credits rolled at the end of 'The Muppets,' the titular felt heroes had made the comeback of a lifetime. Now we see that 'Muppets: Most Wanted' begins moments after the conclusion of the last film, with Kermit and the gang realizing that the cameras are still on them so they might as well go ahead and make a sequel. Then, in true Muppets fashion, everyone begins to sing about the fact that they're making a sequel.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, 'Sandman' gets a writer, 'Goosebumps' gets a release date and 'Open Windows' gets a poster.
It's a combination of talent that's bound to give film fans of certain tastes an instant headache. According to The Wrap, Adam Sandler and Kevin James have been cast in director Chris Columbus' 'Pixels,' which will find the very popular comics defending the world from an invasion of '80s video game characters. Call it 'Wreck It Ralph' meets 'Godzilla.' We'll just call it "Oh, no. Why is this happening?"
You may not know it, but the world of tabletop gaming is currently in the middle of a golden age. Forget about Monopoly and Clue -- Pandemic has you working to save the world from a killer virus. City of Horror forces you to backstab your friends and steal their stuff to survive the zombie apocalypse. Agricola transforms farming into the most complex, stimulating and exciting puzzle imaginable. Board games have never been more cinematic or exciting than they are right now ... which means that the time is right for an 'Inception' board game.
In 2010, director David Fincher, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin struck box office and Oscar gold with 'The Social Network,' which told the story of Mark Zuckerberg. Now, that same team is looking to officially reunite and tell the story of one of the few people in tech history bigger than the creator of Facebook: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Since its inception, movies have starred the beautiful people. Young people. The kind of people you simply wouldn't see on every street corner. It's such a Hollywood cliche to discuss the film industry chewing up young stars and spitting them back out once they start to get up there in years, but it's only a cliche because it's happened enough times to take on truth.
But, there have been times in cinematic history where youth and beauty have taken a backseat to age age and experience. Every so often, we stop caring about traditional movie stars and start embracing something the folks who look like they've taken a beating. Sometimes, the older folks start to take over the spotlight and right now, we're living in the age of the Old Man Action Hero.
But why now?
It's a good thing people really like Spider-Man because he's the one thing Sony seems to be relying on at the multiplex. Although the studio fell on rough times these past few years, 2012's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' was a big hit and this year's 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' looks ready to rock the box, as well. But how much Spidey will audiences tolerate before they pull a J. Jonah Jameson and declare him a menace? Well, the folks at Sony are ready to push their luck on that front with plans to release one Spider-Man movie a year for the foreseeable future.