Peter Cullen on ‘Transformers: Titans Return’ and Taking Ownership of Optimus Prime [Interview]

Voice actor Peter Cullen has been playing Optimus Prime, the righteous leader of the Autobots, for over 30 years. After originating the character in 1984 with the original Transformers animated series, he has returned him countless times in the decades since, playing Optimus in TV shows, video games, and even Michael Bay’s live-action movies. While he’s played plenty of other characters over the years, Cullen is forever tied to this … [Read more...]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ TV Spot Reveals First Real Footage of Benicio del Toro’s Character

Disney and Lucasfilm already have your money next month. They know this. You know this. They can afford the luxury of keeping details about Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the dark. It feels like we’re going into Rian Johnson‘s new movie mostly blind, which is an odd feeling in 2017. So when a new international TV spot shows up offering our first real look at Benicio del Toro‘s mysterious Star Wars character, we can’t help but … [Read more...]

‘Star Wars: the Last Jedi’ TV Spot: Luke Skywalker Totally Freaks Out

By now, you’ve surely heard the story of Mark Hamill not being too happy when he first received the script for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And that means you’ve heard the story of how writer/director Rian Johnson and Hamill had to have a big conversation about the character of Luke Skywalker and where we find him 30 years after Return of the Jedi. Eventually, the two found common ground, but the mere fact that this happened makes The … [Read more...]

Former ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Directors Address Their “Break-Up” With Lucasfilm

It’s still the biggest geek news item of the year: original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story and replaced with Ron Howard. The news that Lucasfilm has a heavy hand in Star Wars is noting new – Kathleen Kennedy reportedly clashed with J.J. Abrams during Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Gareth Edwards’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story underwent significant reshoots. But Lord and Miller were the … [Read more...]

First Plot Details of Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie Emerge

Charles Manson is dead. The infamous cult leader, whose followers embarked on a murder spree that paralyzed Los Angeles in 1969, died of natural causes yesterday while spending nine consecutive life terms in prison. No one will weep for Manson, a genuine monster, but he remains a figure of fascination and the subject of more than his fair share of movies. And while he won’t be the main subject in Quentin Tarantino‘s ninth movie, he is … [Read more...]

Does ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Reveal Rey’s Parents?

Back in the Ye Olde Tymes of Star Wars, fans could pick and choose how deep they wanted to go. Stop at the movies? That’s okay. Indulge in the novels and comics and video games? Go for it! That’s getting trickier these days now that Lucasfilm is maintaining a more unified canon, layering background information across television and publishing about characters and worlds and events seen on the big screen. And don’t forget about … [Read more...]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will be the Longest ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Prepare your bladders, Star Wars fans. Director Rian Johnson has confirmed the rumors that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the longest Star Wars movie yet. So maybe hold off on that extra-large drink when you settle into the theater next month.Speaking at a press conference promoting the film in France, Johnson revealed that The Last Jedi will run 150 minutes. IGN France has the news, but Twitter user sleemo provided the helpful translation, … [Read more...]

‘Rampage’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Takes on a Trio of Giant Monsters

Rampage, One of the most simplistic arcade games of all time, is now a giant event movie starring Dwayne Johnson. The world’s most charismatic movie star takes on a trio of giant animals (one of whom is his best buddy) in the video game adaptation, which is based on an experience that has no plot, no characters, and little do to beyond mash a button to smash buildings. Is this just crazy enough to work? Could this be the movie to finally … [Read more...]

‘Get Out’ is Not a Comedy, It’s a Documentary Says Jordan Peele

What began as an amusing piece of awards season news has blown into a much larger conversation. Jordan Peele‘s Get Out, one of the best and most financially successful movies of 2017, has been categorized as a comedy by Hollywood Foreign Press Association. That means that it will qualify in the “Best Comedy or Musical” category at next year’s Golden Globes, should it earn the nomination. That’s a weird fit for a … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Multiple Man is Getting a Movie, James Franco to Play the Self-Replicating X-Man

James Franco made himself known to a generation of movie fans as Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy. Now, he’s returning to the Marvel comic book movie fold. A movie based on the X-Men character Multiple Man is in the works at 20th Century Fox and the Oscar-nominated actor is on board to star.Deadline reports that the Multiple Man movie is being developed, with Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg and … [Read more...]

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Trailer: Dracula Goes on a Cruise and Hijinks Ensue

What happens when Dracula needs to get away from it all? If “he goes on a cruise” wasn’t the first thing to spring to mind (and it shouldn’t have been, because, well, sunlight), then you may be surprised by the Hotel Transylvania 3 trailer, which is all about the world’s most famous vampire and his extended clan going on a vacation.Hotel Transylvania 3 follows 2012’s Hotel Transylvania and 2015’s Hotel … [Read more...]

‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ Trailer: Never Depend on the Kindness of Masked Killers

Hey, remember The Strangers? The 2008 home invasion horror movie received mixed reviews from critics, but it was a financial success, grossing $52 million at the domestic box office against a $9 million budget. The rules of the horror genre suggested that a sequel should have followed in 2009 and that we’d be on the direct-to-VOD The Strangers Part 8 by now. That’s how this is supposed to work. Instead, the sequel is finally arriving … [Read more...]

Christopher Tolkien Resigns From the Tolkien Estate – Does This Mean More ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movies and Shows

Even as the Lord of the Rings movies garnered critical praise, made billions of dollars, and won fistfuls of Oscars, one man was very unhappy with the films: Christopher Tolkien. The son of author J.R.R. Tolkien was an outspoken critic of Peter Jackson’s take on his father’s fantasy novels and, as the director of the Tolkien estate, stood in the way of other Middle-Earth-centric stories being told on the big and small screen. But now, … [Read more...]