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F9 Star Vin Diesel Remains Committed to the Theatrical Experience

F9 Star Vin Diesel Remains Committed to the Theatrical Experience

The viability of the theatrical experience is currently up in the air thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The fact that theaters and movie studios refused to have the streaming conversation until it was right on their door. Universal Pictures were the ones who saw the writing on the wall and delayed all of their […]

New Michael Myers Halloween Kills Pic &#038 Details Revealed

New Michael Myers Halloween Kills Pic & Details Revealed

Halloween Kills will finally unleash Michael Myers back into our theaters and our hearts in October, after a year-long delay due to the pandemic. When we last left Michael Myers, he was burning alive in the remote home of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), who was escaping in the back of a pick-up truck with […]

The Forever Purge Detailed As Final Film Comes Into Focus

The Forever Purge Detailed As Final Film Comes Into Focus

The Forever Purge, what is being hailed as the "final" Purge film in the franchise, finally let out some details on how we will be spending our final night without rules. The fifth film in the series was supposed to release this past summer, but we all know why that didn't happen. Blumhouse and Universal […]

Wonder Woman 1984 Snags $5.5M in its 2nd Weekend Soul Soars in China

Wonder Woman 1984 Snags $5.5M in its 2nd Weekend, Soul Soars in China

It's a little weird to be writing about the box office again, and while things are in no way returning to normal anytime soon, it does feel a bit like the pure hell that was 2020 is at least a little behind us. Wonder Woman 1984 continues to have the more interesting box office to […]

Merchandise Helped Close the Theatrical Window on Trolls World Tour

Merchandise Helped Close the Theatrical Window on Trolls World Tour

Universal Pictures is the winner of the pandemic when it comes to making good business decisions. They were ahead of the pack when they decided to delay F9 by a full year instead of a couple of months. They also decided to move all of their then in theaters movies to VOD, but the big […]

The Decision to Delay F9 a Year Really Upset Theaters

The Decision to Delay F9 a Year Really Upset Theaters

We were less than two weeks into March, and things were not looking good. By now, the production for Mission: Impossible 7 had shut down because of multiple positive COVID-19 cases, MGM decided to delay No Time To Die to the fall, Paramount Pictures had just pulled the release of A Quiet Place Part II, and the […]

The Boss Baby: Family Business Delayed from March to September 2021

The Boss Baby: Family Business Delayed from March to September 2021

Universal Pictures might be at the top of the list in terms of studios that have been playing it safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many studios delayed their major blockbusters to the late summer or fall at the beginning of the pandemic, Universal delayed everything a year right out of the gate. It ended […]

WW84 Hits $85M Worldwide While Soul Debuts to Strong Word of Mouth

WW84 Hits $85M Worldwide While Soul Debuts to Strong Word of Mouth

The box office is a fascinating thing to look into right now because there are so many different factors we need to consider when we look at numbers. Even in places where theaters are open, that doesn't mean all theaters are open or how many people they can let into each screening. It's like we've […]

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru Releases New Clip

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru Releases New Clip

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru was moved to summer 2021 earlier this year, like so many other blockbusters. One of the surest bets in Hollywood right now is that if the Minions are involved, the money will follow. The first film, released in 2015, grossed $1.159 billion worldwide. The three Despicable Me films have […]

Paul Greengrass is Unsure if Hell Direct Another Bourne Movie

Paul Greengrass is Unsure if He'll Direct Another Bourne Movie

It's weird to think about, but back in the early 2000s, the Bourne movies were the coolest thing to ever come out of action movies. It was the action series in post-9/11 America, and it very much reflected the values of that world. Director Paul Greengrass hasn't been there since the first one, but he […]

Universal Releases the Poster and Announces the Cast for Sing 2

Universal Releases the Poster and Announces the Cast for Sing 2

Sing was kind of an unexpected movie in 2016. Now, granted, Illumination had already struck gold with the Minions, but that doesn't mean that anyone was going to see one of their movies without any minions in it. So when Sing came out, no one was really sure if it would have any sort of […]

The Russo Bros. Will Direct Millie Bobby Brown In The Electric State

The Russo Bros. Will Direct Millie Bobby Brown In The Electric State

The Russo Bros. next trip behind the camera is set. The duo will direct Millie Bobby Brown in the film The Electric State for Universal, who won the bidding rights for the project. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, who have written basically everyone's favorite MCU entries, will handle the script. The plan is for The […]

The Green Hornet and Kato: David Koepp to Script for Universal Film

The Green Hornet and Kato: David Koepp to Script for Universal Film

Universal Pictures looks to tap David Koepp to pen the latest live-action film adaptation of the popular serial in The Green Hornet and Kato. The franchise was last adapted to film in 2011 in The Green Hornet, directed by Michel Gondry with Seth Rogan in the title role and Jay Chou as his partner Kato. […]

Inglourious Basterds: Simon Pegg Regrets Passing Up Role

Inglourious Basterds: Simon Pegg Regrets Passing Up Role

Simon Pegg is one of the most versatile comedic actors in Hollywood fortunate to be a part of some of the biggest franchises. One director he wished he worked with is Quentin Tarantino and at one point, he was considered for a role in his 2009 historic war fantasy Inglourious Basterds. Speaking the Radio Times […]

James Wan Brings In Overlords Julius Avery For Van Helsing Film

James Wan Brings In Overlord's Julius Avery For Van Helsing Film

Van Helsing will hunt again. James Wan will produce a new film version of the Monster Hunter for Universal, and he is bringing in Overlord director Julius Avery to helm the project. The script being used is penned by Eric Pearson, by Avery will be giving it his own polish. Little about the film is […]

Halloween Kills: Judy Greer Teases Continued Badassery Of Karen

Halloween Kills: Judy Greer Teases Continued Badassery Of Karen

Halloween Kills should have released already, but the world is on fire, so we have to wait. When we last left Michael Myers, he was burning alive in the remote home of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), who was escaping in the back of a pick-up truck with her daughter (Judy Greer) and grand-daughter (Andy […]

Freaky Officially Hits VOD Streaming Services On December 4th

Freaky Officially Hits VOD Streaming Services On December 4th

Freaky has topped the box office the last two weekends, even with it being such an anemic time in theaters. Blumhouse and Universal want as many eyeballs on this film as they can get, though, and after teasing it a week or so ago, we now know that Freaky will indeed hit VOD streaming services […]

Universal Monsters Film From Lord &#038 Miller Tatum Coming&#8230Which One

Universal Monsters Film From Lord & Miller, Tatum Coming…Which One?

An unnamed Universal Monsters film is coming from Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The duo will produce the film, which will also star Channing Tatum, reuniting the creative team that brought us two better-than-they-had-any-business-being 21 Jump Street films. The curious thing here: they aren't saying which of the Universal Monsters it is. This is being […]

Fast &#038 Furious 6 Cements the Franchise as Utterly Bonkers Heist Movies

Fast & Furious 6 Cements the Franchise as Utterly Bonkers Heist Movies

It's been a while, but we're back with the "not-so-fast-Fast and Furious rewatch" series, and this time it's the last film before we go back and hit Tokyo Drift. Remember, we're going in canon order and not release order. In case you're new around here, this is only the most recent in Eden's epic Fast […]

The Scorpion King Will Live Again With Franchise Reboot

The Scorpion King Will Live Again With Franchise Reboot

It another unexpected announcement of a franchise revival; it looks like we'll be getting more of The Scorpion King! It was just announced today through Deadline that Universal Pictures, along with Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia's Seven Buck Productions, is interested in relaunching The Scorpion King title and has locked down Jonathan Herman to write […]