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6:07 PM on 08.13.2014

Power Rangers movie gets release date

I've written about this movie as much as I can because I'm just so excited about the possibilities. A big budget Power Rangers movie that might not be terribly written or full of bad CG? Take all of my money now...or in 2016,...

Nick Valdez


10:00 AM on 08.04.2014

Paul Feig may direct Ghostbusters 3, could be all female reboot

Ghostbusters 3 never seems to die. Years of developmental trouble, years of Bill Murray's public distaste for idea, and Harold Ramis' sad death still could not quell talk of this sequel. We try to keep away from most of the t...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Legendary rebooting King Kong with 'Skull Island' in 2016

When Legendary Pictures brought back Godzilla, one of my first thoughts was "Where the hell is King Kong?" Now I finally have an answer. Although King Kong took a shot at a reboot a few years back with Peter Jackson, it focus...

Nick Valdez

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



Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes photo
Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
by Nick Valdez

When a prequel to Planet of the Apes was first announced, it seemed like yet another cynical cash in. Yet Rise of the Planet of the Apes tried its hardest to prove everyone wrong with top notch visuals, acting, and score. Although its eventual finale made it seem more like a reboot of Harry and the Hendersons than Planet, it was a good step in the right direction despite its problems.

Which is why Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sticks out so much. Could a sequel accomplish what its predecessor didn't? Could it finally live up to the technological advances of the first? It turns out, I had no reason to worry. Dawn far exceeds Rise, and it's the rare sequel that even makes the original film a better experience. 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes definitely did not make a monkey out of me. 

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5:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Rumor: Mark Wahlberg to play the Six Million Dollar Man

Ever wondered what happened to that Six Million Dollar Man reboot that kept trying to get off the ground? Only vaguely, right? I mean of all the reboots possible who is this exciting? We've got enough super powered peopl...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 06.26.2014

UPDATE: Shane Black to direct Predator reboot

UPDATE: Speaking with Collider, Shane Black considers his upcoming Predator as more of a sequel than a reboot:  As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” Black said, adding “Why start over, when you’...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles delivers Splinter

I had been holding out hope on the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles even when the design got all weird and the last trailer wasn't too exciting. This new trailer, however, puts the nail in the coffin. I...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Fox's Frankenstein reboot now has a title and plot

Fox's new Frankenstein film has had about as painful a life as the Frankenstein's creature itself, but things are finally, finally on their way as we get an official title and plot synopsis. The film's official name is V...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Scooby-Doo getting live action/CGI reboot...again

Warner Bros has the worst timing. Not even a week after Casey Kasem's (the original voice of Shaggy in several Scooby-Doo iterations) death, they have announced plans to reboot the live action Scooby-Doo films (the first two ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Here are two posters for Dracula Untold featuring a man of bats

Dracula Untold, formerly (and awfully) titled Dracula: Year Zero, has debuted two new posters for you to compare to Batman. I don't really understand why we need an origin film for Dracula, or why someone would ask for o...

Nick Valdez







Review: All Cheerleaders Die photo
Review: All Cheerleaders Die
by Nick Valdez

With a title like All Cheerleaders Die, I honestly wasn't very excited to see this film. I'm not a huge horror fan, and I don't usually enjoy films full of gratuitous nudity and violence. But because this is what I get paid the big bucks for I dove in expecting yet another Grade B horrorfest. Thankfully, I was horrifically wrong here. 

All Cheerleaders Die is intelligent, snarky, sexy, and completely reinvents the "Scream Queen." I'm so glad I watched All Cheerleaders Die. It's truly a book you shouldn't judge by its cover. 

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Review: Maleficent
by Nick Valdez

I've been anticipating Maleficent for a long time. As a big Disney fan, I don't usually like when Disney decides to make a live action version of one of their properties (101 Dalmations is worse than you remember, trust me), but casting Angelina Jolie as the titular witch was enough to pique my interest. 

Trailer after trailer showed off how good Jolie looked in costume, Lana Del Rey's amazingly dark "Once Upon a Dream" cover, and even made me interested in the whole "this is the TRUE story" angle. But the entire time I've been worried that the actual film might not live up to the mountain of hype I'd made for myself thanks to the recent glut of lackluster gritty fairy tale reboots. Thankfully, the final product isn't too far off the mark.

Maleficent is like a fine ham and cheese quiche that might not have been baked long enough. It's still good, but some bites are a little more raw than others.

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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

12:00 PM on 05.21.2014

Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis join Jem and the Holograms movie

Consider me a hell of a lot more interested in Jon M. Chu's upcoming Jem and the Holograms adaptation than I was before. After starting production and providing info on the main cast, the new movie is now more outrageously 80...

Nick Valdez



Review: Godzilla photo
Review: Godzilla
by Matthew Razak

When that first roar hits you know they did this thing right. There's a chill that will go down your spine if you're a Godzilla fan. As he moves you'll wonder at how they found that perfect balance between rubber suit and actual monster. This is Godzilla.

Godzilla's previous American outing was a sin against all things good in the world, but this one, this one knows what's up. Well, at least when it comes to giant monsters knocking the sh*t out of each other in the middle of cities. That's what really matters, right?

There's plenty to be said about the new film, and it isn't all positive, but in the crucial aspects -- the ones that have always made Godzilla fun -- it succeeds. 

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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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9:00 AM on 05.08.2014

New Flintstones film in the works

It appears that the Flintstones films are about to get a reboot. Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, this new Flintstones reboot will, given the duo's past history, feature inappropriate jokes, awkward situations, and ei...

Jonathan Wray



We're getting another Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie photo
We're getting another Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie
by Nick Valdez

After 20 years, the Power Rangers brand has gained a huge audience. Starting out with a team of "teenagers with attitude" the (now in its 21st season) show has since gone into space, lost galaxies, apocalyptic cities, magical worlds, to fights against demons, alien armadas, and even dinosaur men. Because fandom for the show has grown stronger than ever (with the older fans creating conventions and whatnot), Saban has teamed up with Lionsgate (The Hunger Games, Divergent) to produce a film based on the original Mighty Morhpin Power Rangers series (which technically means the first 3 seasons).

The new film franchise will re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.

Although it'd make more sense to take their newest series, Power Rangers Super Megaforce or Power Rangers: Dino Charge, and turn it into a film, it seems Saban wants to connect with the older audiences by rebooting the show they know. It's perfect since most of the kids who grew up with it are ironically loving jerks now. As someone who still watches the show 21 seasons later, I'm excited for this as long as it's not too serious. There's a fandom out there for a "darker" Power Rangers series and that's just stupid. Nothing about spandex warriors says "serious."

Really, you can reuse the six episode "Green With Evil" arc and I'm sure people would be good with this. 

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9:00 AM on 04.25.2014

First image and cast for Jem and the Holograms movie

Since we never actually covered the initial announcement, there's quite a bit of ground cover. First of all, production of a live action Jem and the Holograms (the popular, and outrageous, 80s cartoon about women in a ro...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 04.03.2014

MGM wants a live action/CGI Pink Panther to exist for some reason

MGM is once again trying to bring back long lost franchises for some reason. The Pink Panther is definitely a series that's struggled to keep afloat after the death of Peter Sellers (who played Detective Clouseau in the origi...

Nick Valdez

9:59 AM on 04.02.2014

Toby Kebbell to play Dr. Doom

Fantastic Four is a movie already full of people who have a solid chance of being Hollywood A-listers in a few years. The casting has been young and aggressive for the superhero reboot and the news that Toby Kebbell will...

Matthew Razak