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Could July 12th hurry up already? Ever since that footage at Comic-Con last year, we've been filled with the same kind of geeky giddiness for "Pacific Rim" that we can imagine Guillermo del Toro has been spreading all over edit bays while assembling what could very likely be an action masterpiece. Get More »
Summer movie season is once again upon us, as the likes of "Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine" and "Pacific Rim" are set to blow us through the back wall of the theater with their huge action sequences, top-notch special effects and occasional witty quips.
But blockbusters aren't the only kind of movies at the multiplex this summer; they share space alongside quieter, more critically acclaimed fare. And let's face it — inside every loud, attention-grabbing, big-budget action flick or raucous all-star comedy, there's a sensitive, modest indie just waiting to get out. Right?
With that in mind, we've once again reinvented 10 summer blockbusters as smaller, less explosion-heavy films. After all, it's not such a huge leap to see "Fast & Furious 6" as a twee road trip movie about a non-traditional family or "Man of Steel" as the ultimate tale of an outsider wandering the Earth in search of identity and purpose.
It's summer, summer, summertime, time to sit back and unwind, as The Fresh Prince once rhymed. Iron Man, Wolverine, Superman and Hit-Girl are suiting up and the AC is pumping as studios trot out their big guns, eager to put butts in the seats with big stars, bigger explosions and lots of numbers after titles.
That's right, nearly a third of our list is sequels, there's even more that didn't make it, and that doesn't even count the reboots and potential franchise-starters in store as we dive headfirst into our glistening pool of summer movie bliss. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Great news for YA fans! Kate Winslet is in talks to join Shailene Woodley in "Divergent," the screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's dystopian novel set to hit theaters on March 21, 2014. Winslet's is also set for Alan Rickman's period drama "A Little Chaos," which follows rival landscape gardeners both commissioned to create a fountain at Versailles by Louis XIV [Variety / The Playlist
• Joaquin Phoenix will reunite with his "The Master" director Paul Thomas Anderson for "Inherent Vice," the screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's crime novel set in 1969 Los Angeles that chronicles the attempts of private detective and marijuana enthusiast 'Doc' Sportello to get to the bottom of a convoluted mystery. [Yahoo! Movies] Get More »
And so it was that the Planet Fanboy completed another revolution around its spherical gaseous furnace called "Sol" (short for Solomon) and, behold, there was another year.
It was a good one, this 2012, but 2013 looks like it might have it beat. Why's that, you ask? Because a new falafel guy just opened up a block from me. You think I'm jesting, but you haven't tasted his garlic tahini habibi sauce. Also: there are some dynamite Fanboy film properties coming down the pike. Here are the ones that, should you even consider not seeing on opening night, you'd best charter the first available shuttle to Planet Poseur. Get More »
Man, 2012 was a pretty darn good year for films, right? "The Avengers," "Lincoln," "The Hunger Games," "Silver Linings Playbook," seriously, we could go on and on, as this past year has been one of the best in recent memory.
And that has us even more amped up to see what Hollywood does for an encore. Sure, 2013 has some pretty big shoes to fill, but there are always news movies to see, new adventures to experience, new stars to meet and new pop culture obsessions waiting to be born.
So with that in mind, we've put together our list of the top 50 Movies We’re All About in 2013. Because last year is just so last year. Get More »
... with its own awesomeness.
Guillermo del Toro serves up a heapin' helpin' of giant monsters (called Kaiju, which is Japanese for "strange beast") fightin' giant robots (called Jaegers, which probably reminds you of an alcoholic beverage that its wise to stay far away from) in the first official trailer for "Pacific Rim," next summer's sci-fi action extravaganza in which the "Hellboy" director gets to play with a really big budget ... and make quite a mess while doing so (a taste of which was given by the recent viral teaser featuring San Francisco under siege by one of the beasties). Get More »
Hollywood knows a good thing when it sees it — even if it doesn't exist just yet. The powers-that-be in Tinseltown are so confident that the Idris Elba-starrer, "Pacific Rim," is going to be a summer blockbuster, they've already given a potential sequel the green light.
Yes, despite the fact that the sci-fi adventure doesn't hit theaters until next July, its sequel is already in the works. Get More »
"We've also been getting strange reports of something moving under the Golden Gate Bridge." San Franciscans, we hope you never have to hear that sentence in real life.
The first footage from Guillermo del Toro's upcoming giant aliens vs. giant robots extravaganza "Pacific Rim" has been revealed in a viral video featuring fractured images of a news report on a "Kaiju attack." A "Kaiju" appears to be the official term for "300-foot monster." Get More »