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3:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers movie gets First Class writers

Ever since it was announced, I've been very excited for the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers reboot. Regardless of how it turns out (whether it ends up like Transformers or like Rise of the Planet of the Apes), I know I'm going ...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 07.08.2014

First trailer for Sharknado 2, a movie that somehow exists


Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 05.27.2014

Flix for Short: Secondary Education, a science themed Kamen Rider

Secondary Education, a short by Jon Truei, takes tokusatsu influences (namely Kamen Rider and Power Rangers) and gives them a science spin to provide a fun, educational adventure. It's sort of like Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus became a masked hero and fought a lobster man. You should give it a watch. [via io9]

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 05.27.2014

First trailer for The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington has been on a string of misses lately. I'm not sure if it's because he's past his prime, or can't seem to hone in on the right material anymore, but I've been waiting for something that can bring the big ma...

Nick Valdez

How To Do It: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Reboot photo
How To Do It: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Reboot
by Nick Valdez

The Power Rangers series is an odd one. It started out as one of Saban Entertainment's many attempts to re-dub a Japanese kids show for American audiences and turned into a juggernaut spanning 21 seasons, comics, videogames, and most importantly, three movies. Something about these rainbow spandex warriors connected with kids far more than Big Bad Beetleborgs, Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog, or VR Troopers ever did. 

With Lionsgate's (distributor of many big and current teen franchises like Divergent, The Hunger Games, Twilight) and Saban's recent announcement of a brand new Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers film, I revisited the show to try and figure how a new movie would work. Here's how to do it juuuuuust right. 

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2:00 PM on 05.08.2014

Godzilla "craves Italian" in this FIAT 500 commercial

Oh Godzilla, you big ole' car eatin' goofball.  [via YouTube]

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 05.05.2014

Green Acres will be a movie

Did you grow up with fond memories of the sitcom Green Acres gracing your television screen? Maybe as a kid you caught it on Nick at Night and thought it was kind of funny. It really wasn't. It was terrible, and now it's...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Watch: Jon Stewart takes on FOX News Noah critics

I don't think anybody really expected the talk shows on right-wing news organization FOX News to love Darren Aronofsky's bible story inspired movie, Noah. However, it appears they have gone as far as to criticize the movie w...

Liz Rugg

SXSW Review: Veronica Mars photo
SXSW Review: Veronica Mars
by Matthew Razak

I'm going to open this with one thing: the Veronica Mars movie was a triumph before it debuted today at SXSW. A historic film that showed that crowdfunding can launch a movie and that film distribution can be done in a different way. In the future when they look back at a key point in films getting made for less and distributing to the fans that want them they'll point here for when things really started to change.

But the movie has now debuted and people have seen it, myself included. I'll preface the rest of this review by saying that I am a big fan of the series and a backer of the film, but I'm also a film critic so I'm going to come at this thing from both aspects. So is the film itself as triumphant as its production? 

Find out below, marshmallows. 

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5:00 PM on 03.01.2014

Why wait for the Oscars when Godzilla is in a Snickers ad?

I don't know how this marvel of marketing came to be, but I don't care. Because the awesomely looking Godzilla reboot (Did you see that trailer, son?) hits theaters in May, Snickers is now running an ad campaign featuring ev...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Nick Cannon developing Drumline sequel for VH1

Unbeknownst to me, 2002's Drumline, a film about a college marching band starring Nick Cannon, has a huge following. In fact, when this news hit our tip line, a good amount of our own editors perked up and shouted their love ...

Nick Valdez

First full trailer for Veronica Mars photo
First full trailer for Veronica Mars
by Nick Valdez

After getting its start on Kickstarter thanks to an overwhelmingly positive fan response, the Veronica Mars movie is finally releasing this March and we now have the first trailer for it. The thing about this first trailer, however, is that it's incredibly exclusionary. I've never seen an episode of Veronica Mars (and as much as I want to see it, it's not available legally anywhere without having to buy physical discs), so this trailer isn't meant for me. 

It's a celebration for fans as Veronica (Kristen Bell, who looks as charming as always), returns home for a high school reunion only to find out her friend (?) is wrapped up in a murder case. There are plenty of character reunion scenes, which I'm sure will please fans and Kickstarter backers, but nothin that grabs anyone outside the fandom. If Veronica Mars wants to make any money as a movie rather than just exist as a Kickstarter project, it has to try and appeal to a wider market. That just isn't happening right now. 

But I'm sure money's not a concern as Veronica Mars will only release in select theaters March 14.

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12:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Ghost is getting turned into a TV series for some reason

Ghost may not be my favorite Patrick Swayze flick (that honor goes to To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Juile Newmar), but it is one of my favorite romantic comedy/dramas. It's dark, scary as all get out (tell me those shad...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Marvel's Netflix series could become movies

You've probably heard by now that Netflix announced a deal with Disney/Marvel for four new TV shows. If you haven't, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones will all be getting shows on Netflix that will culminate i...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Ender's Game sequel in question, TV show possible

Anyone who saw Ender's Game knows it left off with a pretty perfect set up for a whole host of sequels, and anyone who has read the book series knows there is plenty of (increasingly odd) content for them to adapt. Howev...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 11.04.2013

Agents of SHIELD gets Thor: The Dark World crossover

If you haven't watched Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show on ABC, you're not missing out on much. It's full of bland characters in bland action scenes speaking blandly as they bland their way through bland dialogue. And ...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 11.01.2013

The Simpsons also did a Hobbit couch gag

Now that I'm News Editor of this fair site, expect a lot more plugs for The Simpsons than usual (although it still won't be for just anything). For instance the last time a cough gag was featured here, it was directed by Gui...

Nick Valdez

3:28 PM on 10.17.2013

First images of Mr. Peabody & Sherman warp in

Sometimes I forget movies are being made, and then when I remember I get really excited. This is not one of those times. I forgot Dreamwork's was taking Rock and Bullwinkle's time traveling dog, Mr. Peabody, and his assi...

Matthew Razak

10:09 AM on 10.09.2013

Toy Story of Terror! gets a clip

With Halloween just around the corner it's time to bust out the specials based on popular kids franchises once again. This year's new entrant is Toy Story of Terror! and you can watch a clip of it above. Watching a...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 10.03.2013

Watch Del Toro's Simpsons Treehouse of Horror couch gag

The Simpsons has been around for a long, long time. I may be the only one who believes this, but I want the show to keep going for as long as it can. As the show enters its 25th season, one of the staples of the show has bec...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.27.2013

Mondo to relase poster series of Disney classic DuckTales

Mondo is once again creatively tapping into the current twenty-something generation's nostalgia with a poster series of the beloved late-1980s Disney cartoon (and movie) DuckTales. With art from several staple Mondo artists s...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 08.21.2013

Rambo TV show in development, possibly starring Stallone

You know how that upcoming Rambo: The Video Game seemingly came out of nowhere? I think we finally know what it's attached to. Stallone has been trying to get another Rambo film off the ground for some time now (it would've i...

Nick Valdez