Live Action ‘My Hero Academia Movie’ Is On Its Way

On Wednesday, Legendary pictures dropped a bombshell when they announced that they would be adapting Kohei Horikoshi‘s very popular manga franchise My Hero Academia into a live action feature film.

This is not the first anime adaptation Legendary picture has taken on.  On May 10th of next year they will be releasing Pokémon Detective Pikachu. However, My Hero Academia is currently one of the most watched anime’s currently in the world.  Taking on this project is sure to cause controversy.

The manga version of the My Hero Academia series centers around Deku, a.k.a Izuku Midoriya, a young boy who daydreams about being a hero but is clearly not a likely candidate – that’s because he lives in a world where four out of every five people have superpowers (called “quirks”) which means an “average” kids is neither common nor close to average.  Izuku fights against the odds and enrolls in one of the world’s most prestigious and intimidating hero academies where he will find challenges that require him to risk everything to prove himself to be truly special.

While this sounds like an absolutely awesome movie (the anime sure is), nearly all live action attempts at popular anime have failed at the box office as well as critically.  This is going to come down to having a very over the top budget to keep up with the powers that the kids display in the manga, as well as perfect casting.

What do you think of this live action rendition of My Hero Academia?  Will it be one of the only live action remakes that succeeds, or will it join the likes of many others and fail miserably?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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Liam Neeson Is Out For Revenge, Again, In ‘Cold Pursuit’

Our first look at the Liam Neeson film, Cold Pursuit, just dropped and shows that he is out for revenge again, but this time,  the bad guys will be put on ice.

Neeson plays Neel Coxman, a snow plow driver that finds out his son has died due to a drug overdose. However, it may be linked to a dangerous drug ring and Neeson plans on taking every one of them out.  He will find them, and he will kill them.

Blue Oyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper plays over the trailer, giving this potentially dark film a little more of a fun vibe.

Cold Pursuit is set for a release date of February 8, 2019.

What did you think of this trailer? Is Liam Neeson getting too old for these types of roles, or is it still fun to watch him hunt down and kill bad guys? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Trailer

The third, and reportedly final film in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise has dropped a new trailer online and showcases just why this franchise is so successful – it full of heart, has great characters, and still funny.

This new trailer for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World shows that the creators will dive deeper into two key story threads; toothless encountering a potential mate and stopping the villainous dragon hunter Grimmel from making his way to Berk with the intention of capturing as many dragons as possible.

It stands to reason that The Hidden World will meet the very high standards of the previous two films in the franchise.  But we shall have to see for ourselves.  The film will be released into theaters on February 22, 2019.

What did you think of this trailer?  Will you be seeing the this third instalment in the franchise?  Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion about it.

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New ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Movie With Hans Zimmer

If you are a fan of the little yellow, pants wearing, sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea then this will no doubt get you excited.  A new SpongeBob SquarePants movie will be coming to theaters soon.

After the last two movies grossed $140 million and $325 million respectively it is no surprise that the studio would want to go back to this well again and print more money.  This third installment, titled The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: It’s A Wonderful Sponge, is to be written and directed by the creator himself Tim Hill.

The film is set for a release date of July 17, 2020 – and will tell the “origin story” of SpongeBob, and how exactly he got his square pants.  Also, it is being reported that nonother than Hans Zimmer will be scoring the film.  This is huge! Zimmer, being one of Hollywood’s greatest composers, has worked on music featured in The Lion King,  GladiatorThe Last SamuraiInceptionThe Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and many more.  If you are a fan of movies in any capacity then you have hear this man’s iconic music.

President of Paramount Animation, Mireille Soria, said in an interview regarding the new SpongeBob project:

“For the first time ever, we’re going to get to the origin of how little SpongeBob met the rest of the Bikini Bottom gang at summer camp.  The film’s opening will take place at Camp Coral when all of our favorite characters meet for the first time.”

If you are a fan of this franchise, then get excited, 2020 is not that far away.

What do you think of this new SpongeBob movie?  Did you see the other ones?  What is your opinion on Hans Zimmer joining this project?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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Teaser For ‘The Prodigy’

This trailer first aired during the previews of Halloween and it very appropriate that it did so – its creepy.

The Prodigy is directed by Nicholas McCarthy and stars Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling, the mother of Miles, a young boy showing disturbing behaviors that are supernatural and evil.

The movie is being released into theaters on February 8th, 2019.  Are you as excited to see this movie as I am?

What did you think of this trailer?  Did you jump where everyone in my theater did?  Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion out of it.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ May Get A Reboot!

There are few franchises that have made as much money as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that started all the way back in 2003.  However, all good things eventually come to and end, or at least get a reboot.

According to a report by Deadline, Disney is looking to possibly reboot the billion dollar franchise with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. 

It is still very early in the planning process but it is being reported that Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer is said to continue producing this new rebooted franchise.  However, it is too early to know if Johnny Depp will be playing the beloved Captain Jack Sparrow.

What do you think of this potential reboot?  Should Disney go through with it, make another sequel, or just let the franchise lie?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Moves Release Date Back 7 Months

If you were a fan of the first Wonder Woman then you’ll unfortunately have to wait a little longer before you can see the sequel to the hit 2017 super hero film.

Wonder Woman 1984 will now open June 5th of 2020, putting the film in the same general area that the first movie opened in to great success.  The movie was first set to open next year, November 1st 2019.  However, Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, tweeted the news on Monday of the change.

Warner Bro.’s president of domestic distribution, Jeff Goldstein, said in a statement moments after the tweet went out:

“We had tremendous success releasing the first Wonder Woman film during the summer, so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did. This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”

Wonder Woman 1984 reunites Gadot with previous Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and co-star Chris Pine, with Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig joining the franchise. The 2017 film broke many records grossing more than $412 million in North America and $821.8 million globally.

Lately, there has been pretty much nothing but setbacks in regards to the DC superhero universe. And while a movie moving back its release date is normally a sign of trouble, this seems genuine.  The film did so well in the same spot in 2017 that it only makes sense to release the sequel in the same area.  Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

What do you think of this move?  Is it a sign of weakness, or a sign of confidence? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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October 19-21 Box Office

 

This October has been a great month for breaking records!

The newly released Halloween movie managed to bring in over $76 Million! Meaning that this sequel to the 1978 film managed to become the highest opening weekend slasher movie of all time, as well as October’s second highest grossing movie – just falling short of Venom, the first place film, by $4 Million.

However, Halloween isn’t the only successful film this weekend.  A Star is Bornthe Bradly Cooper directed film that came out 3 weekends ago, managed to overtake Venom for the first time since its release.  It is very rare for a movie to stay in the 2nd place spot for 3 weeks in a row, while other movies fall below the 2n place marker. This can only be attributed to the very positive word of mouth surrounding the film, as well as repeat views by audience members.

Check how the other films faired in the top five below!

No 1. Halloween (2018) – $76,221,545 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. A Star is Born (2018) – $19,051,082.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $126,127,328.

No 3. Venom – $18,043,887.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $171,063,982.

No 4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $9,721,173. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $28,810,985

No 5.  First Man – $8,327,135.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $29,762,185.

What did you think of this weekend’s box office?  Did you see Halloween this weekend? Have you seen A Star is Born, or did you see it again?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.

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New Spider-Man Suit Has Been Officially Debuted!

If you were unaware, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is set for a release date of July 5th of next year and to commemorate the film’s completion of filming in New York City Tom Holland gives us the official look at the new Spidey costume.

For the past few weeks there have been many paparazzi pictures that have leaked the look of Holland’s Spider-Man, but not in the best way possible.  Many of the pics are grainy, and taken out of context.  It is no surprise that Disney and Marvel decided to get out ahead of the narrative created by these vultures and officially debute the suit that everybody has been talking about last night on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.  You can see the clip below!

Now, if you’re thinking, “Wait, didn’t the web-head get dusted in Avengers: Infinity War?” And you are correct, and Kimmel tried to address the timeline question to Holland, but to now avail.  So we are still left to speculate if the movie takes place before the events of Infinity War or if Spider-Man will actually come back from the dead during Avengers 4 when it releases on May 3rd – one month before Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

What do you think of this suit?  When in the Marvel time line do you think this Spider-Man movie takes place?  Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion about it.

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Jason Blum Doesn’t Think There Are Any Female Horror Directors

This week marks the launch of the new Halloween movie that is produced by the powerhouse production company, Blumhouse Productions.  For the Blumhouse production owner, Jason Blum, this should be a week of celebration, however, it turned out to be a week of foot-in-mouth and back peddling.

During an interview with Polygon that was published early this week where Blum was supposed to be promoting the release of the new film a question was posed asking why the production company has yet to hire any female directors for their staple horror films.  This is what Jason Blum ha to say:

There are not a lot of female directos period, and even less who are inclined to do horror. I’m a massive admirer of [The Bobadook director] Jennifer Kent. I’ve offered her every movie we’ve had available. She’s turned me down every time.

Soon after the publication of this article the entire industry came down on the producer, offering up many female directos that are more than willing to direct one of his horror movies.

However, Jason Blum took to his twitter account to follow up on his “…dumb comments in that interview,” admitting that he made “a stupid mistake.” Continue reading “Jason Blum Doesn’t Think There Are Any Female Horror Directors”