Walt Disney Pictures just announced that Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will hit theaters on July 7, 2017. The movie, which was at one point subtitled of “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” has that date to itself for now. The franchise started in 2003 has starred Johnny Depp in the role of Captain Jack Sparrow with each movie. The most recent adventure, On Stranger Tides, made more than $1 billion worldwide!
Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can) wrote the screenplay for the fifth installment, which will be directed by Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. I can’t remember the last Pirates movie I watched, I think it had Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightly, so whenever they were still involved. Maybe I will catch up on these over the next two years then.
Are you guys ready for another Pirate adventure?
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The Purge: Anarchy hits theaters next Friday July 18th and we are giving you a chance to win some goodies. We will give you an official The Purge: Anarchy Prize Pack to award to one lucky reader!
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, are hunted across the city in a kill-or-be-killed series of survival scenarios during the annual Purge.
The Purge: Anarchy Prize Pack includes:
Author R.L. Stine’s fantastic series of Goosebumps books is being adapted into a movie, and before you curse about yet another childhood something or other being destroyed you should hear me out. I grew up on the books and held onto the entire series so a long time before giving them away (I have them all in e-book form now). It’s a great series for kids that blended humor, darkness and horror to make for some quick entertaining reads.
When I first heard about the movie, I was skeptical as well; which book is being adapted? Why? The TV series of the same name was also enjoyable but I don’t have a lot of memories of that compared to the books. Director Rob Letterman (Gulliver’s Travels) is bringing the books to life and Jack Black plays the author of the series R.L. Stine in the film.
Intrigued yet? Check out the full synopsis:
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Black), the author of the bestselling “Goosebumps” series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange…he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.
Speaking with EW, Black said this about playing R.L. Stine:
“This is obviously a fictionalized version of his life and nothing that happens in this movie actually happened to him, other than him writing all the books. So I felt like, I was just going to approach it as a character, doing what I thought was most dramatically interesting and right for what was needed. I also got to meet R.L. and he’s a really great guy. Really smart and funny and sweet. But I made [the character] more of a sort of curmudgeonly dark, brooding beast master. So from the very beginning, I was taking liberties. I think he’s cool with it though. [Laughs] He’s been on set and he actually did a little cameo.”
So is sounds like an interesting way to take these books to the big screen; a great way to get more than one character in there too which I’m happy about. See the first images (including one of Slappy from “Night of the Living Dummy”) below. Goosebumps opens in theaters on August 7, 2015. We will keep you posted on this project as it’s expected to share some goodies at Comic-con 2014.
The first full trailer for Justin Simien’s much-anticipated feature directorial debut Dear White People is here. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival award winning film (U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent) is said to be based on Simien’s own experiences at a predominately white university, which centers on 4 black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American themed” party thrown by white students.
The trailer made me a laugh a few times with its tongue-in-cheek style and humor; I will definitely be checking this one out. The film stars Tyler Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men), and Brandon Bell (Hollywood Heights).
The official theatrical debut is October 17 2014, watch the trailer below:
The Walking Dead will be at the San Diego Comic-Con (Hall H) this Friday to unveil an official sneak preview of season 5. Before that goes down we have some images from the new season featuring Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carol (Melissa McBride) with baby Judith and finally, a shot of Daryl (Norman Reedus) looking to be in a bit of a pickle.
Check out those Walking Dead season 5 images as well as a character banner below:
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have always loved pizza and since the popular dance climax of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, they also love a good rap song. Ninja Rap (thanks to thanks to Vanilla Ice) was all the rage when I was a kid, but it seems it’s time for a revamp of that too.
The new song is out called “Shell Shocked” and it’s by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kill The Noise & Madsonik. It works for them I think; it helps make this movie seem more fun with every trailer that’s for sure.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8 2014, check out the rap, TV spot, and new poster below:
We told you that FXX acquired The Simpsons, but now it’s getting real. They have the syndication rights to all episodes of the animated series, and announced that it will kick off its syndication of The Simpsons by showing all 25 seasons (that’s 552 episodes) in chronological order, plus The Simpsons Movie (airing after episode 400), starting on August 21st. The episodes will run 24 hours a day until the series is up to date on September 1st, making it the longest-running marathon in TV history.
Wow. I know there is a good chance if you turn your TV on at any time of any day you will find The Simpsons on, but this just made it a lot more convenient.
FXX will also make all Simpsons episodes available on demand through the FXNOW app—available on smart phones, smart TVs, and game consoles—and SimpsonsWorld.com starting in October. Fans will have complete access to every full-length episode of The Simpsons, just like that.
Read the full press release below and tell us what you think in the comments!
FARGO and LOUIE Renewed by FX; FARGO Will Have New Cast, Setting, and Characters and Louie is Shortened
FX has announced renewals for the Emmy nominated Louie and Fargo, now how’s that for awesome? Louie will return next spring with an order for seven episodes and Fargo will return for a 10-episode second season with an all-new cast, a different time period, and a new “true crime” story. Both a critical and commercial success, Fargo quickly became one of my favorite TV shows of the year and a new season with a new story sounds perfect. Noah Hawley will return to produce and write the new season.
Read the full press release below:
Chalky White is definitely still pissed off about what happened at the end of last season of Boardwalk Empire, he’s got a beard to prove it! Jumping ahead to 1931 (the depression) the final season looks to be going out with a bang and I can’t wait. This under-appreciated gem of a TV show had a short life, but it was full I assure you. Check it out if you can on HBO (go to a friend’s house if you have to) or get the DVDs on sale – you won’t regret it.
The final season premieres on September 7th 2014 on HBO.
Watch the trailer below:
Back in May director J.J. Abrams revealed Force for Change, giving fans a chance to win a visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and cameo in the film. All you have to do is make a donation to UNICEF (do it here). There are four days left for you to enter and to hype it some more Abrams has released a new video, which shows a full-scale X-Wing fighter jet. Real effects people! I know I’m not alone in knowing how important that is to this franchise. The campaign will now give the winner not only a visit to the set and a cameo, but they’ll win a private, advanced hometown screening! Again, do it here.
Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.
Check out the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing in the video message from Abrams below: