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Toy Story 4 penciled in for June 21, 2019

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Toy Story 4 will surely be one of the biggest movies of 2019, and while the new sequel was announced back in 2014, there was never a rock solid release date... until now.



The new director of Toy Story 4, Josh Cooley, took to Twitter with a simple image with a bunch of sticky notes in the shape of the number 4, and a date: June 21, 2019. Cooley was the director of Inside Out and is co-directing Toy Story 4 with Jonas Rivera who he worked on with Coco recently.


Originally, Toy Story 4 was meant to be directed by John Lasseter before he left the project in July 2017 following reports of sexual harassment allegations against him. Rashida Jones had the script prepared along with Will McCormack, but they removed themselves from the project.


In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jones said: "There is so much talent at Pixar, and we remain enormous fans of their films. However, it is also a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice".

Dwayne Johnson casts in live-action 'Mario's Time Machine'

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Apr 2, 2018 9:00 am

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson took to reddit yesterday to perform a AMA with the /r/movies subreddit, the AMA was cut-short by The Rock announcing he was just casted for a live-action adaptation of Mario's Time Machine.




The actor began talking on the /r/movies subreddit answering a variety of questions about his roles in movies and experiences he has had while playing certain characters. Some questions that were answered by The Rock were replied with quite a heavy dose of sarcasm, making the AMA a very enjoyable to read.


The Rock had to sadly edit his initial AMA post to announce that he just got off the phone to his agent "Aw ****, just got a call from my agent. Just got cast in the upcoming live action Mario's Time Machine adaptation. I'm afraid I don't have time to wait for your questions anymore, but I'll give you all the answers anyway, just make sure to reply to them with your questions."

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NHK to show off 8K 240FPS and 8K VR at NAB next week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Apr 2, 2018 3:42 am

NHK is paving the way for the future of 8K content, with the Japanese TV broadcaster set to unveil their new 8K inventions at the annual NAB trade show next week, which we'll be attending.




What will be new from NHK is the first look at 8K in slow motion, with freaking 8K 240FPS video to be teased at NAB 2018. Why would we need 240FPS at 7680 x 4320? Well, think about super-slow motion sports footage, or reduced motion blur at full speed - both freaking incredible at 8K.


NHK is also poised to unveil a new 8K VR displa ythat would completely ditch the screen door effect of current-gen VR headsets. But what do you need on the 8K broadcasting side when it comes to hardware? Well, a new transmitter is capable of pushing 8K video from 40Gbps down to 8Gbps, which is a huge drop.

The Matrix launches on 4K Blu-ray on May 22

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Mar 21, 2018 1:39 am

I still remember walking out of the cinema after watching The Matrix and just thinking 'what the **** did I just watch?!' and then over the years truly appreciating the film.




Warner Bros. is re-releasing The Matrix in 4K, offering it in a 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray / digital combo for $41.99, available on May 22. The company achieved the 4K remaster by using the original 35mm film rolls that The Matrix was filmed on, so the quality should be much better than the 1080p digital release.


Bill Pope, who was the original director of photography on The Matrix, has reportedly overseen the entire project.

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Marvel marathon: 31 hours, leads to Avengers: Infinity War

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Mar 16, 2018 1:33 am

The release of Avengers: Infinity War is right around the corner, and now a week early thanks to Marvel and Robert Downey Jr. pulling the release forward to April 27, and now AMC is announcing a 31-hour MCU marathon.




Marvel has 18 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which started with Iron Man and ends with Black Panther, and AMC has it all playing for 31 hours straight. You don't need to sit through them all, but you're going to be taking in a serious amount of movies in that time - but what better way to lead into Infinity War, right?!

Marvel pushes Avengers: Infinity War up, new release: Apr 27

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Mar 2, 2018 1:52 am

Marvel has just surprised the world by bringing the release date of Avengers: Infinity War up from May 4 to April 27, using Iron Man in the process.



This is how it went down: the official Twitter account of Marvel Studios tweeted "on a scale of one to infinity, how excited are you to see #InfinityWar on May 4th?" to which - within 60 seconds, Robert Downey Jr (who plays Iron Man/Tony Stark) replied with "any chance I could see it earlier".


Marvel replied with "Anything for you, Mr. Stark! How's April 27th?" to which there were a few more tweets, and then the official announcement of Avengers: Infinity War dropping on April 27. Boom.

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The pilot for Netflix's Witcher TV show script is finished

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 26, 2018 2:00 pm

The highly anticipated Netflix TV show The Witcher has had its pilot script finished, Lauren S. Hissrich has announced the news on her Twitter page.




Hissrich is known for her work on the Netflix's Marvel TV show The Defenders and Daredevil, she also did work on the show The West Wing. More recently though, Hissrich announced that she would be working on the The Witcher TV show which has now had the script for the pilot completed.


The Witcher TV show is originally based off a eight-book series written by Andrzej Sapkowski. The good news that fans of already fantastic game series developed by CD Projekt Red as well as the book series will be happy to know that the creator Sapkowski will be working on the TV show as a creative consultant.

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Sonic movie set for 2019

By: Derek Strickland | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 23, 2018 7:08 pm

SEGA has ironed out a release date for the Sonic movie...and yes, it's live action with CG elements.




The Sonic film will release November 15, 2019, SEGA has revealed, and Paramount Pictures has signed an agreement to co-produce the movie along with the games-maker. The blue blur's inaugural flick will meld live action (please no) with predictable CGI features and SEGA's in-house MARZA animation studio is spear-heading the project in a key way.


Interestingly enough SEGA and Paramount have secured outside talent including Neal H. Moritz who worked on the Fast and the Furious series, director Jeff Fowler, and executive producer Tim Miller who directed the Deadpool movie.

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Justice League fan cut uses Zimmer music, improves end fight

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 22, 2018 1:28 am

Justice League flopped pretty badly for WB, with most of the heads involved with making decisions for the DCEU removed or changed around - around as much as the mess that was the movie itself with directors and composers walking through revolving doors.



A fan has used the last fight scene of the movie between the Justice League (before and after Superman arrives) and Steppenwolf, but instead of using Danny Elfman's really bad score on Justice League, the fan used Hans Zimmer's beautiful work from Man of Steel.


Zimmer's score completely changes the tone of the scene, adding drama and tension to one of the payoffs of the movie. It feels completely different. Alright.

Westworld S2 trailer hits, kicks off on April 22

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 5, 2018 6:33 am

This year's Super Bowl was huge for TV shows, with HBO spending millions to tease the new season of Westworld, with the official Super Bowl Ad being shown during the show.



HBO says that Westworld is the "most-watched freshman series ever" with new scenes shown off that don't reveal too much about the secret inner-workings of season two. If you haven't seen the first series, I highly suggest you do, as it really is a kick ass show.


Westworld's new season kicks off on April 22.