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Netflix is doubling down on its original programming in 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 8, 2015 10:33 am

Netflix has been putting out some truly incredible original TV shows like 'Orange is the New Black' and 'House of Cards', but the streaming video giant is adding many more original shows to its roster next year.




We can expect Netflix to push out 31 scripted shows in 2016, compared to the 16 shows in 2015. These 31 shows will include new seasons of returning shows, and that's in addition to the 10 feature films, 10 stand-up specials, 12 documentaries, and 30 children's shows that Netflix will push out in 2016.

Star Trek Beyond will fly into IMAX screens in 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 25, 2015 6:24 pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is getting all of the headlines lately, but remember Star Trek Beyond is coming next year - with J.J. Abrams not directing Beyond, as he did with the first two Star Trek movies, as he was in the director's chair for The Force Awakens.




Well, Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX have just announced that a digitally re-mastered version of Star Trek Beyond will be shown on IMAX screens the day it debuts, on July 22, 2016. Both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness were released on IMAX screens, but Star Trek Into Darkness had scenes that were filmed in 3D and on IMAX cameras, with no news on whether Star Trek Beyond had scenes shot on IMAX cameras or not.


Justin Lin, fresh from directing Fast and the Furious 3-6 is behind Star Trek Beyond, where he said during his announcement on his excitement for Star Trek Beyond in IMAX: "IMAX provides a one-of-a-kind movie going experience to audiences all over the world. I am excited to bring the newest journey into the 'Star Trek' universe to its screens".

J.J. Abrams confirms he's finished Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 23, 2015 9:28 am

Early in the morning on Saturday, November 21, J.J. Abrams confirmed he'd finished his final mix of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While it's not even in the cinemas yet, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already made $50 million in pre-sale tickets.



Abrams confirmed the news as he appeared at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for the Celebrity Nerd-Off with Stephen Colbert. Following this news, were two TV spots for The Force Awakens. The new TV spots give fans the first decent look at Maz Kanata, as well as the Return of the Jedi favorite, Nien Nunb.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens pulls in $50 million in pre-sales already

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 21, 2015 12:34 pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already making bank before it's even hitting cinemas. Variety is reporting that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the biggest pre-seller in the history of the Fandango, beating out the first Hunger Games movie.



It's being reported that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will open with around $208 million in ticket sales, beating out Jurassic World's massive debut. Variety added that "no film has ever opened to more than $100 million in December and the Christmas movie-going season is competitive one. At the very least, "The Force Awakens" seems destined to eclipse the $85 million bow of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" to set a new benchmark for December openings".

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a running time of 2 hours, 15 minutes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 14, 2015 12:20 pm

Can you believe we're only weeks away from the release of a new Star Wars movie? The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly had Star Wars: The Force Awakens on its cover, with some new details on the movie.




It was revealed that the runtime on the J.J. Abrams directed movie will be 2 hours and 15 minutes, with the picture locked on November 3, 2015. This means the movie is effectively finished, with the team doing some last minute visual effects, sound effects and a final scoring session with legendary composer John Williams.


As for the Death Star, the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly revealed that J.J. Abrams confirmed the First Order's Starkiller Base is another Death Star, but it's much more powerful and different to the previous ones in the original trilogy. Abrams added: "It is very much - and it's acknowledged as such in the movie - apparently another Death Star. But what it's capable of, how it works, and what the threat is, is far greater than what the Death Star could have done. Starkiller Base is another step forward, technologically speaking, in terms of power".

Uber celebrates Home Alone's 25th anniversary with Little Nero's pizza

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 7, 2015 9:32 am

One of my fondest memories as a kid at Christmas was watching Home Alone, and even a 32 years old with two young kids of my own, it is still one of the best traditions for the holidays that I have. So when I heard Uber was going to be dressing up some of its cars as Little Nero cars from the movie and delivering pizza, the excitement hit hard.




Home Alone celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with UberEATS in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco delivering pizza yesterday on November 6 if you ordered from local pizzerias - some of them were disguised in Little Nero's pizza replica boxes, with a digital HD download code for the movie.

Blizzard teases a 15-second clip of the Warcraft movie

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 4, 2015 9:36 am

Can you believe it's nearly here? Our first look at the Warcraft movie has arrived, courtesy of a small, but satisfying 15-second teaser trailer.



Warcraft is directed by Duncan Jones, who directed one of my favorite movies, Moon. Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment were also involved. Universal Studios will release Warcraft on June 10, 2016 - with the first full trailer to arrive later this week on November 6.


November 6, is also the first day of BlizzCon 2016, which isn't a coincidence.

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Captain America: Civil War trailer attached to The Force Awakens

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 29, 2015 4:00 am

It's the best time to be a movie fan, with the impending release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December, then in March 2016 we have the huge release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but now we're beginning to learn more about the third entry in the Captain America franchise, Civil War.




The first trailer to Captain America: Civil War will reportedly play in front of The Force Awakens, according to the latest rumors. Considering Disney owns both Marvel and LucasFilm, it makes perfect sense to play the trailer to their next big movie in front of arguably, the biggest movie of 2015. It will also move likely fight against the next trailer to Batman v Superman, which is expected to drop very soon.


With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rumored to be the most expensive movie ever made, Marvel and DC are going to be at each others necks for the next couple of years, starting with Civil War and Dawn of Justice.

Odessa factory unveils its new Darth Vader monument, includes Wi-Fi

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 23, 2015 4:20 am

If you ever want to visit Odessa, Ukraine, you might want to check out their latest monument which was erected in the honor of... well, Darth Vadar. Yes, Darth Vadar from Star Wars.




Alexander Milov has previously designed a huge robot statue, which can be found in Yuzhne, outside of Odessa. Milov's awesome-looking statue isn't just good looking, it's practical - as it includes a router inside of Vader's head, delivering Wi-Fi to those around him. Milov created the status by repurposing the existing Lenin statue which was located just outside of the factory.


The status was already scheduled for demolition that stands in line with new Ukranian laws on de-Communization, which requires all landmarks and geographic names dedicated to Lenin and other Communist figures to be eliminated, or removed. Workers at the Odessa factory didn't want the statue to be demolished, and instead requested for it to be redesigned - and what a redesign, we might add.

Batman v Superman rumored to be the most expensive movie ever made

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 23, 2015 1:35 am

With all of the hoopla surrounding Star Wars, there's another massive movie that is coming soon - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The second movie in the new DCEU is coming out in March 2016, with a budget that is just as big as the two superheroes in the movie.




Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is rumored to have a budget of around $410 million, according to Latino Review, which would make it the most expensive movie in history. Considering the Superman reboot 'Man of Steel' cost $225 million, Warner Bros. must have some confidence that it's all going to pay off.


Securing Ben Affleck wouldn't have been cheap, and neither would a massive movie like this be when you consider all of the practical stunts, CG, and more. Then we have to consider the other superheroes joining Dawn of Justice - Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg - and baddies - Lex Luthor, and the rumored Doomsday - fans of the DC universe should begin to get very, very excited.