The more movie studios tighten their grip on the details of their big movies, the more secrets will slip through their fingers. And you can generally blame the toy companies. Seriously. Those guys accidentally spoil more than anyone else in the business. However, this case is a little unique. There are no finished toys for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ but there are prototypes for figures that will be available next year. And someone has obtained a photo of said prototypes and put it online. Put on your scrutiny hats, folks. It’s time to over-analyze some toy sculpts.
There’s no consensus on what the best Christmas movie of all-time is, but ‘Elf‘ would have to be up there with the best of them. Released in 2003, the film has gone on to become a bonafide classic, watched as many times over the holidays as ‘A Christmas Story’ or ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Do you share an affinity for elf culture? Now you can test your ‘Elf’ knowledge with the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!
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Let’s go back. Back in time before Paul Feig swooped in to direct an all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot which we’re actually excited about. Back in time to when the long-gestating ‘Ghostbusters 3’ was still a possibility, a sequel that most people didn’t really want. Back here in the land that time forgot, original ‘Ghostbusters’ director and producer Ivan Reitman was planning to helm the long-delayed third installment in the franchise, and according to some recently uncovered e-mails from Sony, we now know what that sequel would have been called—and who might have starred in it.
A little boy’s family accidentally leaves him at home while they go on Christmas vacation, and two robbers try to invade the home, leaving the boy to fend for himself. That description of ‘Home Alone’ definitely sounds like it could be a horror thriller, and thanks to this new video, we now know what this holiday classic would look like if it were actually a horror flick.
As expected, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ won the weekend, but a quick examination of the actual numbers makes this victory feel just a little hollow. The same goes for ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Annie,’ both of which took second and third place without putting forward particularly impressive numbers. Yep, the holiday box office looked just a little rough this weekend.
Just last month it was announced that the legendary Mel Brooks has joined the cast of ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ as Dracula’s estranged dad, which should make things even more silly and fun this time around. And while the sequel doesn’t hit theaters until next September, the team behind ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ have released a brand new animated video, in which Dracula and his kiddos wish you a happy holidays.
‘The Interview’ has quickly become a huge point of interest for the American public, with the controversy surrounding it and the Sony hacker attack driving up even more interest in the film. Yesterday, we reported that Sony has removed the social media pages for ‘The Interview’ and deleted all clips from YouTube, while North Korea officially denied any involvement in the attack and offered to work with the U.S. government to find the culprits (oh, and they threatened us, too). And while Sony has waffled on whether or not they plan to release the film, the latest update suggests we’ll see it pretty soon.
It’s been a little while since we’ve gotten a new Guy Ritchie film—three years, in fact–but the director is currently working on a film adaptation of the classic spy series ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ starring ‘Man of Steel’ Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. Today brings our first sneak peek at the upcoming film, featuring Cavill, Hammer, and co-star Alicia Vikander, which means a trailer should be coming along shortly.
The holidays are winding down and we’re heading into the new year with a whole new schedule of films hitting theaters in 2015. January kicks us off with plenty of movie options to help you escape the winter blues, including anticipated releases like ‘Taken 3' and ‘Blackhat,’ as well as more action, adventure, and even a couple of family friendly releases. Read on for our guide to the new movie releases coming to a theater near you in January 2015.