Archive for May, 2015:

TOP 5: SAN ANDREAS, Rick Baker Retiring, POINT BLANK Remake Trailer

Streaming now on Netflix is Christopher McQuarrie's action/thriller Jack Reacher, adapted from the Lee Child novel One Shot. This one had been sitting in my queue for some time and it finally got the call up this past week when Adam kindly gave notice that it would be leaving Netflix on June 30th. Released by Paramount in 2012 as the first movie adaptation of Child's popular book series, Reacher garnered modest box office returns domestically but played well enough abroad […]
May 30, 2015

Enter Our Giveaway and Win Free JURASSIC WORLD Toys

It’s been over a decade since a new Jurassic Park movie opened in theaters, but the franchise IP is so fruitful that there’s been no lack of JP merchandise on the shelves over the years. However, the release of director Colin Trevorrow’s sequel Jurassic World provides Universal Pictures and Hasbro with an opportunity to unveil new merch for new dinosaurs. One of the centerpieces of Jurassic World is the hybrid dinosaur Indominous Rex, which is a DNA hodgepodge that includes traits […]
May 30, 2015

Kit Harington Reveals the Andy Samberg Comedy 7 DAYS IN HELL Was Shot in 3 Days

Actor Kit Harington is not especially known for his comedy chops, but he showed serious promise in a recent Late Night with Seth Meyers sketch and he’ll have an excellent showcase for them in the upcoming comedy 7 Days in Hell. The Game of Thrones actor stars opposite Andy Samberg in the HBO mockumentary, which is essentially a 30 for 30 episode about a fake tennis match that lasted seven days. Samberg plays a bad-boy tennis star in the vein of John […]
May 30, 2015

DEEP WEB Review: Alex Winter’s Documentary Takes Viewers Down The Silk Road

Here’s what you need to know to understand where Alex Winter’s documentary Deep Web begins. When you browse the internet and use search engines to find content, you’re engaging in the “surface web.” Whenever you put in a password to log in to a protected website or webpage (your email client, online banking, protected corporate or government sites), you are accessing the “dark web.” If you are going totally off the grid to find sites that are completely anonymous except […]
May 30, 2015

Oscar Beat: Cannes 2015 Offers a Preview of Awards Race to Come

Calm down, it’s not time to talk seriously about the Oscars just yet. But we are approaching the halfway point of 2015, and already there are a number of films and performances that could land squarely in the awards race this fall. Right now, though, let’s just focus on the Cannes Film Festival, which marks 2015’s second major film festival and offers a partial preview of the awards race to come. The reception to films at Cannes doesn’t always equate […]
May 30, 2015

Kyle Newman Talks STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, CHEWIE and Taylor Swift

Now playing in select theaters and available OnDemand is director Kyle Newman’s (Fanboys) action-comedy Barely Lethal. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin who’s a master of lethal techniques, but doesn’t quite want to live the life of a killer. She decides to fake her death and try being a normal high school student, but she can’t escape her training or old foes. The movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Thomas Mann, Gabriel Basso, and Dove Cameron. For more on the film, watch the trailer. […]
May 30, 2015

Caption This: AQUARIUS’ David Duchovny on the Scene; Plus An Unhappy AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR

For Caption This, we at Collider TV take note throughout the week of the weirdest, strangest, or simply most caption-worthy promotional photos we run across, and pick the best one (or two) to share. You can see previous picks here. First up, David Duchovny is back on the scene in Aquarius, and here, we find him crouched over a bleeding police officer. Personally, I feel like there are a lot of ways to take this scene, but I’ll leave it […]
May 30, 2015

Friday Box Office: SAN ANDREAS Opens in First; ALOHA Gets Buried

Two new wide releases hit theatres on Friday, though only one made a noticeable impact. That would be Warner Bros.’ San Andreas, which easily took first place on Friday with an estimated $18.2 million. That’s a bit higher than expected and puts the PG-13 disaster movie on track for at least $47 million through Sunday. There have certainly been bigger openings in the disaster genre. On this same weekend in 2004, Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow claimed $68.7 million […]
May 30, 2015

LUMBERJANES Getting a Live-Action Movie at 20th Century Fox

Excellent news! Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke A. Allen's wonderful comic Lumberjanes is set for a live-action adaptation at 20th Century Fox. Published by BOOM! Studios, the comic series follows five diverse, kickass, witty-as-hell ladies as they battle supernatural forces at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. It's a damn delightful series, and this will come as absolutely wonderful news to anyone who's read it. Originally intended for a limited eight-week run, the […]
May 29, 2015

ANT-MAN: Evangeline Lilly Announces Marvel’s Micro-Tech Challenge

I don't know how many female readers between the ages of 14 and 18 we have out there, but if you know anyone who fits that description and has a thing for technology, Marvel's got a pretty cool opportunity well worth checking out. Marvel, Disney, Dolby Laboratories, Visa Signature and Raspberry Pi are all sponsoring a nationwide competition called "Marvel's Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge." Taking a cue from "Ultimate Mentor Adventure" and "Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of Good," the Ant-Man challenge is on the hunt for young creators […]
May 29, 2015