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Box Office Bombs and the sequels we deserve

Box Office bombs and early months at the beginning of the year go together like peanut butter and jelly. It is usually the dumping ground for studios getting rid of their less-than-stellar efforts or movies they have no faith in. This year ...

 
 
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The script for a sequel to The VelociPastor has been finished

At a time when production is shutting down for just about every movie and show on earth, when theaters are either empty or closing, when it seems everyone involved with any film is locked away in a safe room waiting for this all to blow ove...

 
 
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John Krasinski already has plans for A Quiet Place 3

It's no huge secret that A Quiet Place is almost certainly going to be a franchise that will long outstay its welcome and tarnish the reputation of the original like oh so many sci-fi and horror franchises do. The screenwriters for the firs...

 
 
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Gaston and LeFou to get Beauty and the Beast Prequel show

This news will certainly come as a surprise to Beauty and the Beast fans. An exclusive report from THR confirms that we are getting a prequel to the classic story that will focus on Gaston and his reliable sidekick Le Fou. Josh Gad and...

 
 
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Disney+'s Hocus Pocus 2 bewitches director Adam Shankman

It doesn't take a black flame candle lit by a virgin on the eve of a full moon to know that Hocus Pocus 2 is a thing and that it's headed straight for the boiling cauldron of goat offal that is Disney+. But it may take one to know that the ...

 
 
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Escape Room 2 gets shoved to end of December

Escape Room was not a very good movie and doesn't deserve to be a franchise. It was a banal and by-the-numbers slog of predictable peril that didn't even give us the basic escape room fun of trying to solve the puzzle with the characters. A...

 
 
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Steven Spielberg won't direct Indiana Jones 5

Last we heard about the purported Indian Jones 5, its production had been delayed again, and it's release date pushed from July 10, 2019 to July 9, 2021, apparently for good reason, for those of you keeping track of dates. It's had some&nbs...

 
 
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Jurassic World 3 gets title ... arise, SIR Jurassic World!

Jurassic World 3 isn't due in theaters for well over a year, but we're starting to get more details as we draw closer to its June 11, 2021 release date. Principle filming began yesterday. We've long known that series stars Chris Pratt and B...

 
 
 
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The 2019 Golden Cages: Best Animated Feature

Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! For the two weeks leading up to t...

 
 
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Minions: The Rise of Gru trailer

The fifth film in Illumination's Despicable Me franchise, Minions: The Rise of Gru releases July 3, 2020. The boys at behind the boys in yellow opted to drop for a :30 second spot during Sunday's Super Bowl, but thought the money best serve...

 
 
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F9: The Fast Saga trailer says f**k your physics

The Fast and the Furious 9, aka F9, aka The Fast Saga, aka Family Forever, aka Family Meal Time 9 has a new trailer. If you've seen a Fast film, you probably have a sense for what's coming, or then again, probably not. Previous iterations h...

 
 
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Lethal Weapon 5 is happening with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover

The only things more popular in Hollywood filmmaking than sequels are franchise sequels and right now studios are desperately trying to ring out every bit of depleted IP juice from every long-dead franchise they can. They've tried spin-offs...

 
 
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Tarah's Top 5 Film Trailers of 2019

2019 had a lot of hit films and a lot of misses (looking at you Charlie's Angels reboot). Whenever we head to the theater we are prone to sit through about 20 minutes worth of trailers before we can actually see the film we came to see. ...

 
 
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife revives Bill Murray's Peter Venkman

It's 'official,' Bill Murray is returning to the Ghostbusters franchise as Peter Venkman. Murray first portrayed the ignoble pseudo-scientist-turned-paranormal-pest-exterminator over 35 years ago in 1984, last donning the famous jumpsuit in...

 
 
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Fast 9's teaser makes it seem like a horror movie

Universal Pictures has unleashed a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Fast Nine and uh...what? What is this? When did the Fast and the Furious series become about the hardships of parenthood? Why are Dom and Letty talking to their child l...

 
 
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Review: Bad Boys for Life

There is one thing that becomes abundantly clear when watching Bad Boys for Life and that is the simple fact that Michael Bay is one of the best action directors working when he cares about what he's making (when he doesn't it's anothe...

 
 
 
 
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Kick off the new year with A Quiet Place Part II's trailer

It hasn't even been a full day of the new year and we're already getting a new look at A Quiet Place Part II. Released earlier this morning, Paramount has given us a short glimpse at the sequel to 2018's smash-hit and it looks a surprising...

 
 
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Ryan Reynolds basically confirms Deadpool 3 is happening

A few days ago on Live With Kelly and Ryan, actor Ryan Reynolds all but confirmed that Deadpool 3 is happening with Marvel. "Yeah we're working on it right now with the whole team," Reynolds said when asked about a new installment. "We're ...

 
 
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Review: Jumanji: The Next Level

When the first images for the first Jumanji film (well, the first one in this series, not the Robin Williams one) landed people were distraught. The picture didn't look much like anything good and was replete with nothing but cliches. Turns...

 
 
 
 
 
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Netflix nabs the rights for a new Beverly Hills Cop film

It's been half a decade since news of Beverly Hills Cop 4 rolled out, but there's a new development in the case. Netflix was swooped in to bring Axel Foley out of retirement for a new sequel. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish announced that the streami...

 
 
 
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Halloween Kills gets a quick teaser

We're still a year out from Halloween Kills, sequel to Halloween (2018), but that doesn't mean the production team is taking a break. In this new short clip -shared from actress Jamie Lee Curtis' Twitter account-, we get to see an incredib...

 
 
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Disney conjures up a new Hocus Pocus film for Disney+

Disney is looking to recapture the spooky magic of 1993's Hocus Pocus with a brand new entry for Disney+. The company announced plans, today, to take another crack at the whip for a film that has grown a significant cult following over the ...

 
 
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Matrix 4 finds its lead in Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

The Matrix 4 has found its leading man in Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. According to sources close to Variety, director Lana Wachowski met with various actors over the last week and determined that Abdul-Mateen II was the best fit for...

 
 
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Jesse's on the hunt in El Camino's newest trailer

I may have previously ranted a little about the existence of El Camino, the official epilogue film to AMC's hit series Breaking Bad, but this latest trailer does at least look good. Netflix has given us our first proper look at the returni...

 
 
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Frozen 2's latest trailer gives us a clearer idea of the plot

The initial trailer for Frozen 2 looked almost like a completely different movie from the original. Once a story about subverting fairy tale tropes, the sequel appeared to be going in the direction of a war story. Were Anna and Elsa going ...

 
 
 
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Black Panther II won't be ready for a few years

It was obviously only a matter of time before Marvel outright confirmed that a Black Panther sequel would be happening. While director Ryan Coogler had already stated he was back for the sequel, plans or an official name for the sequel wer...

 
 
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A fourth Matrix film is reportedly in the works

With reboots being in vogue and Keanu Reeves hotter than ever, it was only a matter of time before another Matrix film would surface. As Variety reports, The Matrix 4 is entering development with Keanu Reeve and Carrie-Anne Moss set to repr...

 
 
 
 
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Sequel for overrated Baby Driver is possibly happening soon

I love Baby Driver as long as I don't watch past the first 20 minutes or so. Edgar Wright constructed a masterful short film involving Ansel Elgort's character, Baby, and his music-based driving skills. Then he extended it into a featu...

 
 
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Nick Castle is set to return for the Halloween sequels

Despite being the first truly good sequel to the 1978 classic, last year's Halloween reunited star Jamie Lee Curtis with boogyman Nick Castle. He only portrayed the iconic killer in a single scene, but his presence lent credence to the idea...

 
 
 




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The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

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Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

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Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

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