Jacob Hall Biography
Oh, Andrew Garfield. No one blames you for the creative and commercial failure of the Amazing Spider-Man movies. You would’ve made a fine Peter Parker. At times, you even were a fine Peter Parker. But you were saddled with poor screenplays and a director who was at constant war with his studio. You did everything that you possibly could with nothing. We remember your first big Comic-Con apperance. We know you’re a fan of the character. And we’re oh-so-sorry that this happened to you.
Every time a movie about and for audiences who aren’t white and male does well, everyone acts like it’s a big surprise. “Black people and women like movies? Who’da thunk it?” It’s actually not surprising at all that Straight Outta Compton had a massive opening, handily defeating its more standard competition. Because all kinds of people like movies and when you make movies for all kinds of people, you end up with huge weekends at the box office.
Normally, you’d dread the fourth entry in any beloved film series, but it feels kind of okay to have positive thoughts about Toy Story 4. After all, its three predecessors are among the strongest films in Pixar’s mostly untouchable library. If anyone can make the fourth feature-length adventure of a cowboy doll and his friends sing, it’s these guys. So, without further ado, here’s what the film is about, straight from the mouth of Pixar founder and Disney chief creative officer John Lasseter,
Disney’s 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland was an international box office juggernaut, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who actually liked the damn thing. Still, over $1 billion at the box office goes a long way to helping a studio forget that they had somehow managed to release Tim Burton’s worst movie (no easy feat), featuring Johnny Depp’s worst performance (which is even more impressive). So when you gaze upon the first posters for Alice: Through the Looking Glass and wonder “Why is this movie a thing?”, remember that the answer is a Scrooge McDuck-sized vault of cash.
Last month, we heard that Benicio Del Toro was being sought to play a new villain in Star Wars: Episode 8. And then there was silence, within which we can assume salaries were negotiated, scripts were written, and conversations were had. And that brings us to right now: Del Toro cannot confirm that he’s in the movie quite yet, but he seems awfully confident that it’s going to happen.
2012’s Jack Reacher was only a modest success at the box office, but it had a card hidden up its sleeve – it was actually a really good movie that people watched after its theatrical run and really liked. So Jack Reacher 2 is coming and for fans of stripped-down, adult-oriented thrillers who never get tired of watching Tom Cruise crash stunt cars for our amusement, that’s excellent news. It’s also excellent news for fans of Cobie Smulders, who has supposedly joined the cast.
James Bond has always been more of a figure than a character, sliding through the decades as constantly fluctuating collection of what society enjoys at any particular time. 007’s evolution into something more complex and human in the Daniel Craig era is also a reflection of the times. This is what we want out of an action hero in 2015. Now, Spectre looks to take this route to its natural conclusion. According to director Sam Mendes, his film will answer one of the great unanswered questions in cinema: Where did James Bond come from?
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From The Force Awakens, 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, gaze upon the new Star Wars toys, compare the latest The Force Awakens news to the old rumors, and catch up on the latest Anthology updates.
Hey, did you know there was going to be an Inside Out sequel short included in the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release? We didn’t either! But there’s going to one and the first clip from the short, titled “Riley’s First Date,” is online and everything.
Ride Along was one of the surprise hits of 2014, making a massive pile of cash in the traditionally slow month of January. A sequel was inevitable. Like clockwork, Ride Along 2 is set to arrive almost exactly two years to the day after the first film. Which means the second outing of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart’s mismatched buddy cops was written, shot, edited and will be released in the space of 728 days.