The marketing teams for Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel have been killing it in the trailer department, and their latest efforts are no exception. In fact the trailers that each campaign put out for their respective movies on Monday are so strong that I want to put it to Movieline's readers to decide which is the most powerful statement. more »
This end-of-the-Mayan-Calendar crap is starting to get on our nerves over here at Movieline virtual headquarters, but it did give us an idea for a fun question to put to you, our esteemed readers: If the world was really about to end, what's the one movie you would choose to see before things went all Michael Bay? more »
So the good news is pouring in for Channing Tatum today. In addition to nabbing People's Sexiest Man Alive honor, GQ magazine chose the Magic Mike star as its Movie Star of the Year, part of its annual Men of the Year issue. That means Tatum and his strong chin will be gracing at least two magazine covers in the coming weeks, and that's got me wondering: where is the Twi-hard outrage over Robert Pattinson being snubbed? more »
With Deadline reporting that Ivan Reitman is expected to begin filming a Ghostbusters reboot next summer, sans Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd saying that he and Harold Ramis will hand over the original crew's Proton Packs to a new generation, it's time to start dreamcasting a new team of spectre battlers. more »
Well, I don't see any latex nipple protrusions, but our sister site Deadline makes an interesting point. After posting an exclusive ComingSoon.net shot of Joel Kinnaman in the new black RoboCop suit for Jose Padilha's remake, Deadline noted that "The outfit does kinda have a Tim Burton's Batman feel to it — a far cry from Peter Weller's metallic get-up in the original. So, we'd like to put the question to you. Does the RoboCop 2.0 suit remind you too much of a certain Caped Crusader's black get-up? Take the poll after the jump. RoboCop hits theaters on Aug. 9, 2013. So, the good news is, even if you don't like it, you have time to get used to it. Oh yes, and one clarifying point about the nipples: as our commenter "Horrified" points out, those design details weren't added until Joel Schumacher took the reins from Burton to direct Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.) more »
The New York Times reported Friday morning that Google had made the controversial decision to block access to the inflammatory anti-Islam video, Innocence of Muslims, in Egypt and Libya, where the crude production had sparked anti-U.S. riots and violence that resulted in the deaths of four American diplomats, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stephens.
According to the Times, Google, which owns YouTube where the clip is posted, did not remove the video from its site because its policy is to remove content only if it is deemed "hate speech," or "if it is responding to valid court orders or government requests." Based on company guidelines, the Internet behemoth determined that Innocence of Muslims "was not hate speech," the paper reported, but Google still made the exceptional decision to block access to the video in Egypt and Libya in response to the violence and killings.
In the wake of this extraordinary decision by an American company to censor content, Movieline wants to hear from you. Take the poll after the jump and tell us if Google's actions were warranted, or if, in your opinion, even more decisive action is required. more »
I've weighed in on my choices for Tony Scott's best movies. Now it's your turn. Whether you agree with my choice that True Romance is his best picture, or think that Top Gun should be the top film, vote in the Movieline poll after the jump. We'll update later today with the results so far. If you really think that The Last Boy Scout or Deja Vu is tops, there's a chance to write in your choice. more »
In what may be one of the most inspired cross-promotion deals of the year, Deadline reports that Warner Bros. and WWE Studios will team up to produce a Scooby-Doo animated feature in which the Mystery Inc. team investigates strange goings-on at Wrestlemania. (Now, that's a loaded premise.) WWE personalities Triple H, John Cena, Kane , The Miz and WWE CEO Vince McMahon will be among those lending their voices to the production, and it occurred to me that not only will their cartoonish on-air personalities lend themselves well to animation,. but that a number of the classic Scooby-Doo villains would make memorable WWE Wrestlers. more »
With Deadline reporting that Universal Pictures is denying a Hollywood Reporter story that Kristen Stewart has been deep-sixed from the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, and the Twitter-verse buzzing over the news, we here at Movieline figure it's a good time to ask our readers to weigh in on this debate. more »