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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Will Have Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum “Through The Whole Film”

If you needed further proof that the original Jurassic Park cast has more to do in Jurassic World: Dominion than just pop-up in cameos, Sam Neill is here to help. Neill, who played Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park 3, has gone on record saying he and his Park co-stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum will be popping-up “all the way through the film” rather than just showing up for blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameos. The marketing for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom made a big deal ab...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Jurassic Park, Universal, Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura-Dern, Chris Pratt, Colin Trevorrow, Neill, Jeff-Goldblum, Sam-Neill, Dominion, Alan Grant, Goldblum, Ian Malcolm

‘The Bourne Stuntacular’ Virtual Sneak Peek Takes You Behind the Scenes of the Newest Universal Orlando Experience

Universal Orlando has released a virtual sneak peek of The Bourne Stuntacular, a stunt show that shows why it is “the most technologically advanced action stunt show ever.” The theme park held the soft opening for the show earlier this month, giving guests a glimpse at the technical rehearsals, but The Bourne Stuntacular virtual sneak peek allows a look behind the scenes at how the show came together. The Bourne Stuntacular Virtual Sneak Peek The Bourne Stuntacular officially opens toda...
Tags: Movies, Theme Parks, Universal, Orlando, Video Clips, Bourne, Jason Bourne, Julia Stiles, Universal Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, The Bourne Stuntacular, Deborah Buynak

Universal Studios’ Super Nintendo World Opening Delayed Indefinitely in Japan

We’ve been waiting for this news to break since the middle of March, but now it’s finally happened: a new report says Universal Studios Japan is delaying the opening of its new Super Nintendo World indefinitely. The new land, which has been in the works for years, was originally going to open next month, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seemingly put those plans on hold. IGN points us to an article from NHK World-Japan, the international arm of a major Japanese public broadcaster, whi...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Singapore, United States, Mario, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Universal, Mario Kart, Universal Studios, Osaka, Kansai, Yoshi, IGN, Universal Studios Japan, Super Nintendo World

New ‘Candyman’ Teaser Puts the Social Commentary Behind This Horror Icon at the Forefront

Candyman is coming back. Universal has released a teaser spotlighting Nia DaCosta‘s new take on the classic horror tale, which is due out in September. The new Candyman teaser re-introduces the Candyman origin story by embedding it in the stories of Black persecution and pain. Watch the Candyman teaser below. Candyman Teaser “Candyman ain’t a he. Candyman is the whole damn hive. A story like that, pain like that last forever,” a man tells Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s artist who is investigat...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Horror, Chicago, Universal, Movie Trailers, Black Lives Matter, Anthony, Candyman, Cabrini Green, Cabrini, DaCosta, Colman Domingo, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Nia DaCosta, Anthony McCoy Yahya Abdul Mateen II

Exclusive: Mondo Celebrating ‘Back to the Future’ 35th Anniversary with a New Poster, Puzzle & Enamel Pins

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, not just one of the greatest stories about time travel, but one of the best movies ever made. In honor of the milestone anniversary, Mondo is letting fans celebrate with a collection of new goodies in honor of the film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, and we have an exclusive first look at the offerings. On Wednesday, July 1, Mondo will be releasing a new Back to the Future poster with artw...
Tags: Art, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Universal, Robert Zemeckis, Einstein, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Michael J Fox, Delorean, Marty Mcfly, Marty, Lady Lazarus, Christopher Lloyd, Hill Valley

Cool Stuff: ‘Unbreakable’, ‘Split’, and ‘Glass’ Get a Deluxe Vinyl Soundtrack Box Set from Waxwork Records

When Split arrived in 2016, audiences were blown away by one of M.Night Shyamalan‘s biggest surprise endings yet. The thriller starring James McCavoy as a kidnapper with dissociative identity disorder was revealed to exist within the same universe as Unbreakable, the gritty superhero drama starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. Both of the movies came to a head last year in the questionable Glass, concluding what is known as the Eastrail 177 Trilogy. And now you can get the soundtracks to...
Tags: Movies, Glass, Thriller, Vinyl, Universal, Split, Samuel L Jackson, Cool Stuff, Bruce Willis, James Newton Howard, Unbreakable, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, M.-Night-Shyamalan, Jonas Scharf, West Dylan Thordson

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Bringing Back a Character From ‘Jurassic Park’ (With a New Actor)

Dodgson, we’ve got Dodgson here! Jurassic World: Dominion is bringing back a minor, but familiar, character from Jurassic Park: Dodgson. You might recall Dodgson as the guy dressed like a secret agent, tasking Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) will stealing dinosaur embryos via a fake shaving cream can. The character only pops-up in one scene, but everyone remembers Nedry yelling “Dodgson!” anyway. Now, Dodgson is back – albeit in a new form.   Collider says that Campbell Scott will play Dr. Lewis ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sequels, Jurassic Park, Universal, Colin Trevorrow, Campbell Scott, Scott, Collider, John Hammond, Crichton, Dominion, Nedry, BD Wong, Dennis Nedry, Cameron Thor

Live-Action ‘Magic School Bus’ Movie Picks Up Elizabeth Banks as Ms. Frizzle

In the 26-year history of the beloved children’s book series The Magic School Bus, there has yet to be a big screen adaptation of the adventures of eccentric school teacher Ms. Frizzle and the class she takes on educational adventures. That’s about to change with Scholastic Entertainment producing a The Magic School Bus movie with Universal Pictures and Marc Platt Productions, and they’ve already figured out who will be playing the fearless teacher. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perf...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Elizabeth-Banks, Adaptation, Universal, Pbs, Universal Pictures, Lily Tomlin, Elizabeth, Magic School Bus, Frizzle, Marc Platt, Kathryn Hahn, Fiona

‘Twister’ Reboot Coming From ‘Tron: Legacy’ Director Joseph Kosinski

Watch out for flying cows, because a Twister reboot is officially in the works. Universal is in talks with Joseph Kosinski, the filmmaker behind Tron: Legacy and the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, to direct a reboot of the 1996 storm-chasing blockbuster that starred Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt. At the time, that film was hailed for its advanced visual effects, so it makes a certain amount of sense that Kosinski – a filmmaker known for his VFX work – is in discussions to tackle the reboot. Var...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, Universal, Twister, Lucasfilm, Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Bill Paxton, Remakes, Variety, Kathleen Kennedy, Paxton, Kosinski, Helen Hunt, Joseph-Kosinski

Quentin Tarantino “Stormed Out of Meeting” After Universal Pitched iPhone Release of ‘Hateful Eight’

Before Quentin Tarantino permanently severed ties with The Weinstein Company in the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Tarantino was shopping around his 2015 film The Hateful Eight to a few other distributors. But one particularly egregious pitch from Universal may have driven Tarantino back into the arms of The Weinstein Company (Tarantino would later depart for good and make Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Sony). But things might have been very different if then-Universal he...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Western, Netflix, Thriller, Sony, Jeff Shell, Universal, Quentin-Tarantino, Staten Island, The Weinstein Company, Shell, Wall Street Journal, The Hateful Eight, Tarantino, Lawrence

The New M. Night Shyamalan Movie Will Film This Year and Open Next July

The still-untitled new M. Night Shyamalan just locked down the rest of its cast, and a release date, too. As previously reported, Shyamalan’s latest will star Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects, Little Women), Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace, Jojo Rabbit), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), and Aaron Pierre (The Underground Railroad). Now, three more cast members have signed on, and the film is set to open next July. I remain a fan of M. Night Shyamalan, even though his most...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Universal, Dominican Republic, Abbey Lee, Shyamalan, M.-Night-Shyamalan, Release Dates, Vicky Krieps, Thomasin McKenzie, Ken Leung, Aaron Pierre, Eliza Scanlen, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jojo Rabbit Alex Wolff Hereditary Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee Nikki Amuka Bird

Colin Trevorrow to Direct New Thriller ‘Atlantis’ for Universal

Colin Trevorrow is traveling from Jurassic World to the depths of Atlantis. The Jurassic World: Dominion director is set to direct and produce the thriller Atlantis for Universal Pictures, based on a story about the mythical city by Trevorrow and Matt Charman. Variety reports that Colin Trevorrow is set to direct and produce the thriller Atlantis that is being developed by Universal Pictures with Trevorrow’s Metronome Film Co. Trevorrow also co-wrote the story for Atlantis with Matt Charman,...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Thriller, Justice League, Universal, Jurassic World, Tom Cruise, Universal Pictures, Indian Ocean, Atlantis, Oceania, Colin Trevorrow, Henry, Plato, Marc Platt, Matt Charman

‘Mamma Mia!’ May Get Another Sequel to Complete An Unlikely Trilogy

Mamma Mia! was a sensation on stage that was turned into a big screen musical. Featuring the music of ABBA, the 2008 film follows a young girl named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) as she hopes to figure out who her father is by inviting her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep) three former lovers (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård) to her upcoming wedding. It surprisingly spawned a sequel 10 years later that flashed back to Donna’s younger years with Lily James playing Meryl Streep’s charact...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Meryl Streep, Sequels, Universal, Cher, Musical, Abba, Stellan Skarsgard, Lily James, Mamma-Mia, Björn Ulvaeus, Sophie, Benny Andersson, Donna, Anni Frid Lyngstad

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Doesn’t Get the Credit It Deserves as a Great Coen Brothers Movie

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Hail, Caesar! Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: In 1950s Hollywood, a studio fixer named Eddie Mannix must solve several crises around the lot, including the fact that a big star is kidnapped, a starlet finds herself pregnant, and a British director is furious that his comedy of manners has been saddled with a Western ...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Arizona, Universal, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Coen Brothers, Hail Caesar, Llewyn Davis, Gene Kelly, Coens, Eddie Mannix, Busby Berkeley, Capitol Pictures, Alden Ehrenreich

Edgar Wright to Direct ‘The Chain’ Movie Based on the Bestselling Book, with Jane Goldman Writing the Script

Edgar Wright is about to tackle some dark material. The filmmaker, who has built his career making frequently comedic genre exercises, is going to direct a film adaptation of The Chain, author Adrian McKinty’s bestselling novel about a mother whose daughter is kidnapped. Jane Goldman, whose credits include films like Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and more, will write the screenplay, making this the first time Wright will direct a film that he isn’t writing. Dead...
Tags: Movies, Thriller, Adaptation, Secret Service, Universal, Goldman, Paramount, Edgar-Wright, Universal Pictures, Soho, Wright, Rachel, Adrian McKinty, Jane-Goldman, Shaun of the Dead Hot Fuzz Scott Pilgrim, Krysty Wilson Cairns

‘You Should Have Left’ Review: This Kevin Bacon Haunted House Movie Should Have Been Better

There’s an entire cottage industry devoted to horror movies where characters go to a new location – rented house, big old hotel, etc. – to get away from it all, only to end up dealing with things that go bump in the night. There’s nothing wrong with trodding over familiar ground – there are approximately ten billion adaptations of Dracula, after all – but if you’re going to construct a getaway horror story, you’d be well-served to give viewers something fresh to view. Which is what David Koepp ...
Tags: Movies, Wales, Horror, Features, Movie Reviews, Kevin-Bacon, Universal, Bacon, Ella, Dracula, Theo, Blumhouse, Susanna, David-Koepp, Seyfried, Koepp

‘The Invisible Man’ is at the Top of the Box Office Again

First thing’s first: the box office as we know it doesn’t really exist right now, since the majority of movie theaters are still shut down. However, some films are playing out there, and as a result, The Invisible Man – a movie that opened in February, and is already on digital and Blu-ray – ended up at the top of the box office yet again. So congrats to Elisabeth Moss, our new box office queen. Deadline says that The Invisible Man box office numbers have put it at #1 for the second time in ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sacramento, Sony, Box Office, Universal, Quebec, Steven Spielberg, San Antonio, Deadline, Elisabeth Moss, Dearborn, Montclair, The Invisible Man, Cine Parc, Saint Eustache Canada

Worst Man: Pete Davidson & Colin Jost to Star in Universal’s Wedding Comedy Film

Worst Man: Pete Davidson & Colin Jost to star in Universal’s wedding comedy film Following the most recent release of The King of Staten Island, Variety reports that Pete Davidson is setting up his next movie project as he officially signs on with fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Colin Jost for the leading roles in Universal Pictures’ forthcoming wedding comedy film titled Worst Man. This marks Jost’s first major film project after appearing in the comedy films Staten Island Summer and ...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Saturday Night Live, Universal, James Gunn, Staten Island, Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson, Universal Pictures, Lorne Michaels, Davidson, Jost, Colin Jost, David Dobkin, Michael Che, Movie News

‘The Bourne Stuntacular’ Footage Shows Off Universal’s Next-Gen Theme Park Stunt Show

Stunt peformers rarely get their due in Hollywood, but Universal Studios Orlando is giving these acrobatic artists their time to shine with The Bourne Stuntacular show, a new stunt show which replaces the long-running Terminator 2 3D: Battle Across Time. The theme park held the soft opening for the show this week, giving guests a peek at the technical rehearsals, where the live actors showed off their balletic stunts and interacted with stunning live effects and projection-mapping LED screens. ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Matt Damon, Dubai, Theme Parks, Universal, Tangier, Cooper, Bourne, Universal Studios Orlando, Jason Bourne, Battle Across Time, The Bourne Stuntacular, Nicky Parsons Julia Stiles, Bourne Stuntacular

‘Back to the Future Part III’: Drew Struzan’s Iconic Poster & Unreleased Alternate Design Get a Screenprint

If you’ve been to a movie theater in the United States during any period starting from the 1970s and lasting all the way up until today, there’s a very good chance you’re at least passingly familiar with the work of legendary poster artist Drew Struzan. His movie posters are some of the most iconic in history, and over the past few years, our friends at New York City’s Bottleneck Gallery has teamed up with him to translate some of his gorgeous paintings into screenprints. Now Bottleneck is back...
Tags: Art, Movies, Sci-fi, United States, Sequels, Universal, Poster, Drew, Drew-Struzan, Action/Adventure, Bottleneck Gallery, Struzan, Back to the Future Part 3, Back to the Future Part III, New York City s Bottleneck Gallery, Drew Struzan Screen

‘You Should Have Left’ Featurette: Kevin Bacon is Six Degrees of Tormented in Haunted House Thriller

Sometimes the worst demons in a horror movie aren’t the ones that terrorize you from within a haunted house, but the personal ones you harbor. In You Should Have Left, we get a little bit of both, as Kevin Bacon plays a man who books a vacation house with his wife and child, and finds that his inner demons are becoming startlingly real. Universal has released a You Should Have Left featurette that gives the spotlight to the beautiful but sinister house Bacon and Amanda Seyfried move into. Watch...
Tags: Movies, Wales, Horror, Thriller, Kevin-Bacon, Universal, Bacon, Jason Blum, Video Clips, Theo, Blumhouse, Amanda Seyfried, Susanna, David Koepp, Seyfried, Behind the Scenes Footage

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Aiming to Resume Production in July, Set Will Be Taking More Extreme Health Measures

With the United Kingdom resuming film and television production with extensive safety guidelines in place to avoid the spread of coronavirus, several Hollywood projects are planning to get back to work. Among them will be Jurassic World: Dominion, and even though Universal Pictures is happy to follow the protocols that have been approved by the various UK and US production crew unions, the studio will actually be taking more extreme measures when they resume production next month. Deadline ha...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, US, United States, United Kingdom, Harry Potter, Universal, Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Universal Pictures, Colin Trevorrow, Jeff Goldblum, SFX

‘Bride of Frankenstein’ Reboot Still Being Stitched Together at Universal

Universal’s Bride of Frankenstein reboot isn’t quite dead yet. At one point, the film was supposed to be part of Universal’s Dark Universe – but then that entire idea was chased away by torch-wielding villagers. Now, Universal is taking a different, and so far better, approach to reviving their classic monsters. They already released The Invisible Man with Blumhouse, and have several other monster-related titles in the works. And according to screenwriter David Koepp, Bride of Frankenstein is o...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Angelina Jolie, Universal, Tom Cruise, Bill Condon, Remakes, Frankenstein, Javier Bardem, Blumhouse, David-Koepp, bride of Frankenstein, James Whale, Koepp, Wolf Man Dracula, Collider Koepp

Could a ‘Wanted’ Sequel Happen in the Screenlife Format? Director Timur Bekmambetov Hopes So

For years, Hollywood was considering making a sequel to Wanted, the 2008 film starring James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie as assassins who can curve a bullet’s trajectory in mid-air. And even though the movie came out more than a decade ago, it seems like the idea for a Wanted 2 isn’t dead just yet – at least, not in the mind of the first film’s director. Timur Bekmambetov, the director of Wanted and the producer of films like Searching and Unfriended, now suggests that a Wanted sequel could be ma...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fox, Sequels, Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Universal, Wesley, Action/Adventure, Timur-Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Derek Haas, Wanted-2, Deadline Bekmambetov

Universal Inks Five-Film Deal With Unfriended’s Timur Bekmambetov

Universal inks five-film deal with Unfriended’s Timur Bekmambetov Timur Bekmambetov became one of the most high-profile producers in Hollywood with the release of the first installment in the Unfriended horror franchise and after continuing that success in Screenlife storytelling with the 2018 follow-up, he has inked a five-film deal with studio Universal Pictures for more films in this genre, according to Deadline. RELATED: Searching Producer Developing 14 More ‘ScreenLife’ Movies The Scr...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sony, Universal, Ryan Gosling, Skype, Universal Pictures, John Cho, Langley, Timur, Donna Langley, ComingSoon, Movie News, Timur Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Bazelevs

‘The King of Staten Island’ Review: Pete Davidson Takes the Lead in Judd Apatow’s Unfocused Dramedy

“There’s something wrong with me…mentally.” So says Scott (Pete Davidson), a directionless 20-something whose greatest ambition in life is to open a tattoo restaurant and get high all day while still living with his mom. Prone to fits of anger, and seemingly incapable of reading a room, Scott has never gotten over the death of his firefighter father. So when his long-suffering mother (Marisa Tomei) starts dating another firefighter (Bill Burr), Scott’s entire fractured world spins even further ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Boston, Features, Movie Reviews, Ariana Grande, Universal, Steve Buscemi, Staten Island, Judd-Apatow, Pete Davidson, Scott, Kelsey, Davidson, Apatow, Powley

‘The King of Staten Island’ Clip: Pete Davidson Wants to Open a Tattoo Restaurant

Pete Davidson has no easy answers for how to work through grief. That’s something that the actor and SNL comedian is working on in the Judd Apatow-directed comedy The King of Staten Island. The loosely autobiographical feature film is inspired by Davidson’s own life as he deals with the grief of losing his father. But what Davidson does have, in the new The King of Staten Island clip, is an easy answer for a great business idea: a tattoo restaurant. The King of Staten Island Clip Davids...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Oscar, Universal, Steve Buscemi, Staten Island, Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson, Ray, Video Clips, Scott, Davidson, Apatow, Marisa Tomei

Cool Stuff: Mattel’s ‘Jurassic Park’ Amber Collection Adds Dennis Nedry and a Dilophosaurus

There have always been action figures and playsets tied to the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchises. While the dinosaurs and vehicles have always been the best parts of the toylines for both of the franchises, the action figures of the human characters have left something to be desire. Mattel has started to change that over the past year with the Jurassic Park Amber Collection, a new line of 6-inch scale action figures and dinosaurs inspired by Jurassic Park and Jurassic World. And they’...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Jurassic Park, Universal, Jurassic World, Chris Pratt, Cool Stuff, Mattel, Jeff Goldblum, Isla Nublar, Ian Malcolm, Charlie You, Dennis Nedry

The Pandemic Could Kill Mid-Budget Films at the Box Office For Good

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, so you might’ve forgotten there’s a deadly pandemic still in our midst. The coronavirus hasn’t gone anywhere, and Hollywood is still trying to figure out how to swim in these uncharted waters. Even before the coronavirus, the mid-budget movie – that is, a standalone film that wasn’t meant to be a big, franchise-launching blockbuster – was a dying breed. Now, in the wake of the pandemic, the mid-budget movie might be gone for good – at least theatri...
Tags: Business and Industry News, Disney/Pixar, Marvel Studios, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Coronavirus, The Lovebirds

Watch How Universal Orlando Will Reopen With New Guidelines and Restrictions for Guests

Universal Orlando is prepped and ready to re-open to the public. But as one of the first major theme parks to re-open in the U.S. following weeks of closures amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all eyes are trained on how Universal Orlando Resorts will conduct itself to ensure the health of its staff and guests. The first few days of June saw the park opened to team members and some annual passholders, which helped the park test social distancing measures and prep for its general public o...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Theme Parks, Universal, Disneyland, Orlando, Universal Studios, Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Irwin, Universal Studios Hollywood, Pacific Park, Universal Orlando, County Board of Supervisors, Universal Orlando Resorts

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