And yet, because of the involvement of director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future), and a fantastic cast that involves Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci, The Witches works a lot more often than it doesn’t. The cast genuinely seems to be enjoying themselves with the family-friendly but still harrowing horror material. And Zemeckis holds on to enough practical effects to keep the story from flying too far into the ether. When discussing her preparation, Hathaway tells us:
Back in the 80s and 90s, video games often piggybacked on a success of a movie, adapting movies into video games, like the infamous E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial video game for the Atari 2600. With so much history built up since then, a new generation is starting to do the opposite. Ben Wheatley told Polygon he thinks this could be why video games movies are seeing a new resurgence, but also why it’s difficult to do:
The Haunted Mansion came out only a few months after Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and while the latter went on to launch a franchise, the former did not, though both sit comfortably on Disney+ together. Now, I have a confession to make: while I love movies and theme parks, and The Haunted Mansion (in both its Disneyland and Walt Disney World iterations) is one of my all-time favorite theme park rides, up until very recently I never watched The Haunted Mansion movie. I’d heard it was bad, and as I didn’t want to watch a bad movie based on a beloved ride, I just skipped it up. But last week I rectified that situation, and I discovered something fairly surprising, which is that The Haunted Mansion is actually good.
I’m not saying it’s an overlooked masterpiece, but on Rotten Tomatoes the film has a 14% Fresh rating, and that only goes up to 30% for the audience score – and that’s extreme. The movie is fine, and some aspects of it are even good. If I was writing the review here on CinemaBlend for the movie right now I’d give it a solid 3.5 stars.
They certainly look like they’re having fun on the Red Notice set. Though it also seems like Dwayne Johnson is holding a pair of handcuffs, meaning when he’s back in character as an Interpol agent, he’ll likely not be so chummy with his co-star, who’s supposed to be playing the world’s greatest con-man in the upcoming Netflix film.
With Thor: Love & Thunder, Marvel’s Asgardian hero will find himself in a place that no other MCU hero has before, a fourth solo film. It’s uncharted territory and, as the film is still in its very early stages, there’s still a lot we don’t know. One of the biggest questions, as it so often is with comic book movies, is who the villain or villains will be. Will we see new characters or the return of old ones? Could we see the return of Thor: Ragnarok‘s Surtur? Clancy Brown says he’d be happy to return if the price is right.
Zack Snyder could seemingly take the story anywhere in his director’s cut of Justice League, especially considering how expansive his original plans for the movie were. In addition to telling a story and bringing the titular team of heroes together, he was also doing world building for various franchises. This includes Wonder Woman and Aquaman, as well as projects that haven’t come together just yet.
Not much is known about what the Snyder Cut’s reshoots might entail, but a number of actors are reportedly returning to help the project come together as originally intended. Ben Affleck, Amber Heard, Gal Gadot, and Ray Fisher have all been reported as participating in said reshoots. Plus, even Jared Leto will be involved and playing his Suicide Squad version of Joker.
More to come…
And while it seems that the sentimentality of seeing a baseball movie with my dad (which happened to be our last theater experience before I moved 700 miles away), at the very core of it, Moneyball is an incredibly written and directed movie with one of the best casts you’ll see in any movie (sports or non-sports) and should be considered to be put on the list of great baseball movies.
What do you think about Moneyball? Do you think it should be held in the same regard as Bull Durham, The Pride of the Yankees, and For Love of the Game, or is it not one of your favorites? Either way, sound off in the comments below.
That hand obviously belongs to the OG Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire. The hand is Spidey’s signature web shooting position, something all three of the actors have plenty of experience with. Perhaps the best part about this piece of fan art comes from within the portal that said hand is coming from. In it we see Joe’s Pizza, which was Peter Parker’s place of employment along with the Daily Bugle. This is an awesome easter egg, and is sure to please the many moviegoers who loved Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.
Just as he keeps moving past stumbling blocks like Skyscraper to make his way to the projects like Jumanji: The Next Level, Dwayne Johnson lives up to his WWE nickname with flying colors. The man truly is a rock, and not even 2020 is going to stop him from progressing and dominating like a champ. Though deep at his core, Johnson still is a human, blood and all, you wouldn’t know it by looking at him.
Loss is something that we’ve all dealt with. It’s one of the reasons so many films deal with the topic, as it’s one that anybody can relate to. And yet, it’s hard to imagine a single film with such a real connection to that theme. The story was written by somebody who knew they were dying, who had something very specific to say about how she wanted her family to move forward. Usually, movies deal with their themes in very general ways in order to be able to relate to the widest possible audience. And while many likely will be able to relate to Over the Moon, it’s message is very specific, and all the more emotional.