Entries by John Evans

Universal Releases Final Trailer for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

The final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is out, and it delivers diverse set pieces and a ton of new information about the plot of the story. Featuring dinosaurs on rooftops, dinosaurs in a church, and a dinosaur in a kid’s bedroom, the clip shows that the filmmakers have thought of many original and interesting locations to place their prehistoric creatures in this movie!

The trailer shows Chris Pratt’s Owen and Bryce Dallas Howards’ Claire being tricked by an evil corporation into going back to the location of the failed Jurassic World park to “rescue” Blue the velociraptor and other famous reptiles. Turns out, they want to sell the creatures off as trained predators… what could possibly go wrong? read more read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Finale Nets Lowest Ratings Since Season 1

While the franchise is still drawing incredible viewership numbers by any comparison other than its previous performance, AMC’s The Walking Dead set several dubious milestones with Season Eight’s ratings. First, the season premiere in October, 2017 earned the lowest premiere ratings for the show since Season Three. By November, the show’s regular episodes started netting the lowest ratings numbers since Season Two, and the mid-season premiere in February, 2018 drew the lowest mid-season premiere ratings in the history of the franchise. Now, the season finale ratings numbers are in, and they continue this season’s trend of falling back to earlier, smaller milestones. read more read more

‘Rampage’: The Horror News Network Review

Summer movie season 2018 is upon us, which means hours upon hours of bloated examples of filmmaking by committee- chock full of superhero spandex and market tested “edgy” PG-13 jokes that are sure to get the kids laughing- will soon be stinking up the local multiplex like a truck stop bathroom with no ceiling fan. Rampage kicks off the festivities early after jumping up two weeks on the calendar to avoid the wake of Disney’s guaranteed Tomatometer bonanza, Marvel Movie 19: Thanos is Finally Here! Fortunately, Rampage starts things off right by delivering a decent Dwayne Johnson monster mash that doesn’t take itself too seriously and reinforces the idea that video game adaptations don’t have to be terrible. read more read more

IFC Films Releases Trailer for Upcoming ‘Mary Shelley’ Movie Starring Elle Fanning

The story of the summer of 1816 and the challenge which led Mary Shelley to write her classic novel, Frankenstein, is just as interesting and incredible as the novel itself. The fateful storm on Lake Geneva that spawned a writing competition between Shelley, her future husband Percy, and Lord Byron has inspired readers and storytellers alike (see Chuck Palahniuk’s Haunted) for decades, and now IFC Films has a fresh new take on the legend in the form of a feature film. read more

Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes & Diego Boneta Cast in Upcoming ‘Terminator’ Reboot

The James Cameron produced, Tim Miller (Deadpool) directed Terminator reboot has added three promising new performers to an already impressive cast. Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, and Diego Boneta will join Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Mackenzie Davis in the upcoming film.

Variety reports that Gabriel Luna will play a Terminator machine in the new movie. Luna’s previous work includes the television programs Matador and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and such movies as Freeheld and Transpecos. When it was announced last month that Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049, Black Mirror) was cast in the film, the rumors at the time were that she would be playing a Terminator machine. Today’s announcement does not clarify if both she and Luna will each play one of the classic mechanical threats, or if Davis will instead be one of the protagonist characters. Natalia Reyes (Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas) and Diego Boneta (Scream Queens, Rock of Ages) have also joined the cast, but their roles have not yet been announced. read more read more

‘The Predator’ Reshoots Include a Rewritten Third Act

Principal photography began on director Shane Black’s The Predator all the way back in February of 2017, but we reported last April that the film was delayed six months from an original release date of February 9th to August 3rd, 2018. We now know part of the reason why the film is taking so long to hit cinemas: most of the third act of the movie was almost completely rewritten for reshoots.

Actor Keegan-Michael Key told Cinema Blend that reshoots for the film have finally wrapped last week, and that most of the ending was changed with the revisions. Here’s how he put it: read more read more

Third Annual ‘Alien’ Day Set for April 26th

Are you looking to express your fandom by purchasing some new merchandise based on a beloved franchise after the conclusion of Harry Potter Book Night, but before the launch of Star Wars’ May the Fourth extravaganza and Force Friday? Well, Twentieth Century Fox has just the event for you: the third annual Alien Day!

Set for April 26th, 2018 (because “4/26” sounds kind of like “LV-426,” the name of the infamous planet where the crew of the Nostromo encounter the viscous little facehugger), the event will include everything from sale prices on digital purchases of classic Alien movies to an Aliens pinball tournament. Special products will be available from such companies as Dark Horse Comics, Fright Rags, Neca, Funko, Mondo, Mattel, and Diamond Select. read more read more

Starbreeze Studios Releases Maya Character Reveal Trailer for ‘Overkill’s The Walking Dead’

Starbreeze Studios have just released a new trailer for their upcoming video game, Overkill’s The Walking Dead, and it introduces a brand new playable character. Consisting entirely of non-playable footage, the clip focuses on the origin story of Maya, a medical professional who has a very bad day at work. Before she knows it, a typical shift in the emergency room becomes a desperate fight for survival filled with a variety of zombie attacks and uncomfortable decisions. You can watch the clip for yourself below: read more read more

Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes Says They’re Done Rebooting Classic Horror Films

Since the company was founded in 2001 by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, Platinum Dunes brought contemporary remakes of classic horror films like The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Hitcher, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to the big screen. But now, coinciding with the success of their new film A Quiet Place, the studio says they’re done with horror reboots.

In a recent interview with Cinepop, both Form and Fuller expressed their commitment to new, original content over rehashes of classic properties. When asked directly about upcoming reboot projects, Brad Fuller did not mince words: read more read more

‘A Quiet Place’: The Horror News Network Review

Actor-turned-director John Krasinski has turned his attention toward the horror genre with A Quiet Place, a suspense story about a family surviving in a world infested by a ruthless alien species with a heightened sense of hearing. Krasinski also stars in the film with his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, and two promising young performers named Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. Between its small cast and high-concept, A Quiet Place has what it takes to satisfy a mainstream audience, while offering little that dedicated horror fans haven’t seen before. read more read more