A few months ago, Disney announced the release of various comics and novels for fans of all ages called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will explain everything that happened between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. All of these books, even the ones for little kids, are considered official canon. If you can’t wait until September, we’ve got the details from one of the prequel comics, which should shed a little light on what happened in the gap between movies.
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Quentin Tarantino and the cast of The Hateful Eight will be appearing at Comic-Con next week (I know, it’s so soon) to unveil new footage from the director’s upcoming western — hopefully the Weinstein Co. will find it in their hearts to release that footage online for those of us not attending, but until then, you are free to enjoy a new image from the film.
All eyes will fall on Empire Season 2, as TV’s biggest 2015 breakout challenges itself to repeat success. The Lyons certainly won’t be going it alone, either, as Marisa Tomei has officially joined the cast in the recurring role of a hip-hop loving lesbian billionaire. Yes, you read that correctly.
Now that audiences have a fresh look at Donald Glover dancing his way through Magic Mike XXL this weekend, FX has officially set production on the former Community star’s new rap series Atlanta. The full cast list for Glover’s new project has arrived, along with a hose of new details about the main characters.
We haven’t seen a trailer for Deadpool yet, but with Comic-Con fast approaching, we expect that will change very soon. What we do have is a new image of Ryan Reynolds in costume as the “merc with a mouth” and even those who aren’t fond the character have to be impressed. This is the first time a movie superhero has literally looked essentially identical to his comic-book counterpart.
Too often in film, sex is portrayed through the eyes of a man. It’s their pleasure the film is concerned with, aided by leering shots of naked women. This encourages murky social ideas about who sex is really for, and instead of considering both parties equally, movies tend to reinforce the retrograde thinking that women don’t actually enjoy sex and that we merely exist for the pleasure of man. Enter Magic Mike XXL — a film that is ultimately preoccupied with the sexual satisfaction of women, even though no one actually has sex in it (on screen, anyway).
Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, Showtime had a few extra explosions to spare for Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan Season 3. Before the official July 12 premiere, both summer series have released their full debut episodes online.
San Diego Comic-Con is the center of the geek world, the place where movies and TV and comics and games and toys all converge into one giant melting pot. Sure, there are other comic conventions all over the nation, but there is only one true Comic-Con and it has been based in San Diego since its inception in 1970. However, as Comic-Con has grown, so too have the rumors that the con would depart San Diego for a city with a larger convention center. But it looks like everything is staying put for the time being. Comic-Con organizers and the City of San Diego have reached an agreement that will keep SDCC in the city through at least 2018.
Last night, I saw a comedy, Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck. And the man sitting next to me clapped 24 different times.
In addition to starring in and executive producing Maleficent, Angelina Jolie had her hand in a number of different aspects of the film’s promotion. The film’s shoot was even a family affair as Jolie’s two-year-old daughter, Vivienne, starred as the young Sleeping Beauty/Aurora, and Pax and Zahara Jolie-Pitt also have cameos. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which gets evil with Maleficent!