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Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 2010s

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that, pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer. Since we can’t enjoy summer blockbusters in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Ted, Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, Universal, Jurassic World, Warner Bros, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Man Of Steel, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Nostalgia, Blockbuster, The Avengers, Mad Max Fury Road


Little Monsters: Josh Cooley to Direct Universal’s Newest Monster Project

Little Monsters: Josh Cooley to direct Universal’s newest monster project Universal Pictures continues to expand and invest in their classic monsters with The Hollywood Reporter bringing word that the studio is currently developing a new project titled Little Monsters which will reportedly be a more family-friendly take on the iconic horror characters. Long-time Pixar animator Josh Cooley, who is known for directing the Oscar-winning animated film Toy Story 4, has officially signed on to writ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Universal, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Pixar, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Moss, Universal Pictures, Javier Bardem, Karyn Kusama, Mandeville, Dexter Fletcher, David Koepp, ComingSoon


‘Little Monsters’, All-Ages Approach to Classic Universal Monsters, Coming From ‘Toy Story 4’ Director Josh Cooley

Universal continues to go all-in on ways to revive their classic Universal Monsters. The latest: Little Monsters, an all-ages approach to the monsters coming from Josh Cooley, director of Toy Story 4. Plot details are slim, but the project is described as “a live-action hybrid monster feature” that’s also “a love letter to classic Hollywood and the history of filmmaking with a story that takes a multi-generational approach to the monsters.” THR has the scoop on Little Monsters, a new family-...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Universal, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Karyn Kusama, Dexter Fletcher, Family Films, Josh Cooley, McCreery, Little Monsters, Matt Stawski, Renfield Elizabeth Banks, Tom Cruise The


‘Scarface’ Remake Will Be “Very Timely” According to Director Luca Guadagnino

Hollywood has been trying to say hello to a Scarface remake for a few years now, and it recently found an interesting, if surprising, new director in the form of Luca Guadagnino. Working with a script by the Coen Brothers, the Call Me By Your Name filmmaker is tackling the remake of the 1983 Brian De Palma movie starring Al Pacino, itself a remake of a film from 1932. While the ’32 Scarface was set in the 1920s, and the ’83 Scarface took place in 1980, Guadagnino says his Scarface is going to b...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, United States, Oliver Stone, Harry Potter, Universal, Al Pacino, Hawkes, Remakes, Luna, Brian De Palma, Coen Brothers, Wolf Of Wall Street, Scarface, David Ayer


‘F9’ Might Be Taking Off to Space, Ludacris Hints

We’ve joked about it time and time again: what if Fast and Furious went to space? After all, the action franchise has escalated so far beyond the bounds of its gritty street racing beginnings — the latest films have basically turned them into world class superspies — so why not? Well, after eight films of NOS, bank heists, and sending cars flying out of airplanes, Fast and Furious may finally be going supersonic. Fast and Furious star Ludacris, who has starred in six of the films including the ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sequels, Universal, Chris Morgan, Ludacris, Morgan, Cunningham, Jess Cagle, Fast and Furious 9, Action/Adventure, Fast and Furious, Julia Cunningham, F9


‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Resumes Shooting, Studio Denies Halt Due to Covid-19

Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World: Dominion” has resumed shooting this week in the U.K. with the studio denying a press report of a production halt due to positive COVID-19 tests among the crew. “Any reports indicating that Jurassic World: Dominion has halted production are categorically untrue,” said a Universal spokesperson. “The production is in its fifth day of […]
Tags: News, Universal, Dominion, Coronavirus, Jurrassic World: Dominion


New ‘Jurassic World’ Attraction Will Use the Same Ride System as Universal Studios’ Spider-Man Ride

Last summer, Universal Studios Hollywood revamped its old Jurassic Park water ride into Jurassic World: The Ride, updating it to reflect elements of the modern film trilogy. But Universal Studios Beijing is developing its own Jurassic World ride, and thanks to a batch of new photos, we know it will be using the same ride system as the Spider-Man attraction at Islands of Adventure and the Transformers-themed ride at Universal Studios Orlando, Hollywood, and Singapore. Take a look at the photos b...
Tags: Movies, Singapore, Beijing, Jurassic Park, Theme Parks, Universal, Jurassic World, Universal Studios, Spider Man, Collider, Universal Studios Hollywood, Orlando Hollywood, Universal Studios Beijing, UniversalStudiosBeijing


Universal Shifts ‘Candyman’, ‘The Forever Purge’ and ‘Halloween’ Sequels Release Dates

Hot on the heels of the first teaser trailer for the anticipated horror sequel Halloween Kills, Universal Pictures has shifted the release dates for both that film and its follow-up. In addition, Universal is shuffling around Blumhouse’s upcoming Candyman remake, and The Forever Purge, the next installment of The Purge franchise. Get the latest release date changes to update your depressing calendar below. Here’s the announcement that producer John Carpenter made himself about the delay of Ha...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, Sequels, Universal, Remakes, John Carpenter, Candyman, Blumhouse, Jordan Peele, Release Dates, James DeMonaco, The Purge, Nia DaCosta, Halloween Kills, The Forever Purge


‘The Wolfman’ Reboot Starring Ryan Gosling Lands ‘Invisible Man’ Director Leigh Whannell

Having already proven he has the goods to bring a new twist to classic Universal Monsters with The Invisible Man, Leigh Whannell is now in negotiations to helm The Wolfman. Ryan Gosling is set to star in the horror pic, which was previously reported as being partially inspired by Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler. That might be changing, though, as Whannell is also going to be writing a treatment for the film based on his own idea. Joining Whannell on the project is Blumhouse, with whom Whannell has a ...
Tags: London, Movies, Horror, Jake Gyllenhaal, Universal, Paul Feig, Ryan-Gosling, Leigh-Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, Remakes, Talbot, Blumhouse, Lon Chaney Jr, Karyn Kusama, Gosling, Dexter Fletcher


The First Teaser For Halloween Kills Is Here, But the Movie Won't Be Until 2021

It’s a good news/bad news situation if you’re a fan of the Halloween franchise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Universal, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, David Gordon Green, Michael Myers, Halloween Kills, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Halloween Ends


‘Halloween Kills’ Teaser: Michael Myers is Back Again…But Not Until 2021

“Let it burn!” So screams Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in the short-but-sweet Halloween Kills teaser. There’s not a tone of footage here, but what we get is pitch-perfect, loaded with atmosphere, menace, and proof that Michael Myers isn’t through with the Strode family just yet. Watch the Halloween Kills teaser below, which comes with a new release date as well. Halloween Kills Teaser Good news and bad news. The good news: there’s a new Halloween Kills teaser, and it’s fantastic. Th...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, Sequels, Universal, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, Laurie, Haddonfield, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse, Michael Myers, Release Dates, Laurie Strode Jamie Lee Curtis, Strode, Halloween Kills


Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 2000s

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that, pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer. Since we can’t enjoy summer blockbusters in…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Star Trek, Iron Man, Animation, The Dark Knight, Universal, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Nostalgia, Transformers, Spider Man


‘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


HBCU Sports Drama in the Works From Will Packer Productions, Universal

Universal Pictures is developing “One and Done,” a sports drama written by Chad Sanders and Chris Spencer. The film focuses on one of the nation’s top high school athletes and his unprecedented decision to attend an HBCU. Packer and James Lopez will produce through their Will Packer Productions. The movie marks Sanders and Spencer’s first […]
Tags: News, Universal, Universal Pictures, Sanders, Will Packer, Spencer, Chris Spencer, James Lopez, Chad Sanders, One and Done


‘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