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2:19 PM 4/15/2014 by Jeff Giles
Between 1988 and 1995, Bruce Willis filmed a trilogy of Die Hard movies, and although each installment in the series amped up the action to progressively sillier levels (an upward curve that broke right off the graph with the belatedly delivered fourth and fifth chapters), those first three films are seen by many fans as the best in the franchise.
1:55 PM 4/15/2014 by Jeff Giles
It's a little hard to believe, but it's been five whole years since Jason Voorhees terrorized a gaggle of nubile teens near the deceptively idyllic shores of Crystal Lake. Platinum Dunes has struggled to do anything else with the franchise since 2009's Marcus Nispel-directed reboot, but you know the drill with Jason:
12:39 PM 4/11/2014 by Jeff Giles
Wondering when we'll see Thanos back on the big screen, Marvel fans? Well, wonder no more: Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has revealed that the bloodthirsty bad guy will make an appearance -- in motion-capture form, no less -- as part of a plotline that feeds into Avengers 3.
11:54 AM 4/11/2014 by Jeff Giles
If it worked for Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games, why not Divergent? While it remains to be seen whether the latter franchise will scale the same commercial heights as its aforementioned YA brethren, it'll have at least one thing in common by the time the curtain falls on its final installment:
6:12 PM 4/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
We won't get our first look at the cinematic Sinister Six until The Amazing Spider-Man 2 touches down on May 2. But behind the scenes at Sony Pictures, the wheels are already turning on the bad-guy supergroup's first standalone feature -- in fact, the studio is close to reaching an agreement with screenwriter Drew Goddard to direct.
5:43 PM 4/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
For years, it seemed as though Dan Aykroyd was the only person who seriously wanted another Ghostbusters sequel. Now it's clear that the executives at Sony share his fervor for a new chapter in the franchise, but it looks like they'll have to do it without the writing-directing duo that appeared to be their first choice to bring the series back from its 25-year (and counting) hiatus.
1:11 PM 4/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
Chewbacca's back! Confirming one of the most widely reported rumors surrounding the upcoming Star Wars sequel, the Hollywood Reporter's sources say that Peter Mayhew will return to reprise his role as everyone's favorite Wookiee for one more trip to long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away.
1:04 PM 4/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
You may have forgotten all about the Jaden Smith-led Karate Kid re-whatever that Sony put out in 2010, but the studio hasn't, and they've just proven it by signing a director to help bring them a sequel.
12:32 PM 4/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
We already knew Marvel had shifted into gear on a third Captain America movie, bringing back the franchise's current directing team, Joe and Anthony Russo, to work their magic on the next installment in the series. But now that Captain America: The Winter Soldier has opened to a massive two-week worldwide gross of $303 million, the studio has dropped another card on the table, dating Captain America 3 for May 6, 2016.
3:18 PM 4/4/2014 by Jeff Giles
MGM scored a casting coup when they hired Oscar-winner Javier Bardem to play the bad guy in Skyfall, and now it sounds like they're close to pulling off another one with the 24th entry in the well-traveled James Bond franchise: Variety reports that Chiwetel Ejiofor is the frontrunner for the job.