Last night, the trailer for the upcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron leaked online (it was supposed to air during next week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.) so Marvel just decided to go ahead and officially release it. The entire Internet has since temporarily imploded. Joss Whedon’s follow-up to 2012’s massive blockbuster follows the superhero all-star team as they battle the self-aware robot villain Ultron (voiced by James Spader). Age of Ultron hits theaters in May, 2015 ... Discuss
Actress Renee Zellweger will star in a new movie based on a book co-authored by the author behind the bestseller-turned-adaptation Heaven Is For Real, in a move that Deadline describes as Paramount’s “latest attempt to frack untapped reserves of faith-based dollars.” Same Kind Of Different As Me, which tells the story of “a modern-day slave, an international art dealer, and the unlikely woman who bound them together,” was originally a self-published book from co-authors Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent (the writer behind Heaven Is For Real and two political books) before getting picked up by Thomas Nelson and becoming a New York Times bestseller ... Discuss
Disney's animation machine was looking flimsy there for a minute, but the House of Mouse effectively turned the ship around with a string of delightful animated films like Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph that will be as worth watching ten years from today as they are right now. And, of course, Frozen catapulted the whole thing back into the stratosphere. Now we're getting our first look at Moana, a teen Polynesian princess who will anchor Disney's next big princess movie. The movie was set to come out in 2018, but the studio must be feeling mighty confident, because they're bumping it to 2016. Moana will be Disney's fifth princess of color, and their second heroine of Pacific Islander descent. The movie will be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who also directed The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, so here's hoping they can re-bottle that magic ... Discuss
Today, you will see ecstatic posts from friends and family, welcoming the new Golden Age of the Hoverboard as was first foretold to us in Back to the Future II. They will spin tales of Arx Pax, a small company from Los Gatos, California, which has invented, in the words of The Guardian, "the real thing." True enough, Arx Pax has created a board that does hover, but do not be misled. Do not be satiated. This is not the hoverboard we were promised. We deserve better. The world deservers better.
This board operates like a magnet, hovering only off of certain surfaces like copper or aluminum—and then, only for about fifteen minutes at a time. It has its uses—like moving heavy machinery around copper-floored warehouses. But you can't ride it down to the supermarket. You can't ride it while holding onto the back of the back of a pickup truck. You can't really ride it at all unless you happen to have a bunch of metal sheets lying around. You can, however, get one for $10,000 and the extra whatever it'll take to coat your neighborhood in aluminum. Do not let inventors get away with checking this box off their list and continuing on to other futuristic wonders. Demand something better. Demand a real hoverboard ... Discuss
This year, for the first time since 2002, Hollywood’s box office revenues for July failed to hit the billion dollar mark. June managed to make just over $1 billion, but totals were still down 16 percent from 2013.
The fourth Transformers movie was supposed to save Hollywood’s summer in America, but it only pulled in about $245 million—easily the lowest in the franchise’s clattering, baffling history. Read More