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It's the Booze Talkin', I'm still excited for the Dark Universe to unfold!

Last week when I sat down for THE MUMMY, I hadn’t read the scathing reviews. Walking in I kept an open mind and dare I say I was hoping for a fun couple of hours. And you know what? That is exactly what I got. And while it appears some have left disappointed, I truly enjoyed the ride. There are a number of factors that played into my reaction to the film. It was fun to see Tom...
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06.13.2017
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Dark Universe's Bride of Frankenstein remake described as character study

This past weekend's release of THE MUMMY was meant to usher us into a "new world of gods and monsters" called Dark Universe and inhabited by new versions of Universal's classic monsters and madmen: the Mummy, Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, the Invisible Man, the Wolf Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame,...
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06.13.2017
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John Landis says Universal's Dark Universe isn't respectful of the monsters

Last week I shared a box office prediction post that said Universal's Dark Universe kick-off flick THE MUMMY , starring Tom Cruise was only set to make about $30M this past weekend. Turns out the film did (slightly) better than that and scored $32M. As I said in that post and will say again here, that may not seem like a small chunk of change, but when you consider that even...
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06.12.2017
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The Mummy reboot may already be a flop at the box office

Well, that was fast. Usually, I am one that keeps mucho up-to-date on all things related to the box office. I don't tend to post many stories about that here as peeps don't seem to care nearly as much as I do about such things. I get that some of the most classic flicks of our genre made zero bucks at the box office - and also that some of the worst have made bucko...
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06.09.2017
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Face-Off: The Mummy 1999 vs. The Wolfman 2010

Universal is undertaking a massive endeavor with the crafting of their Dark Universe, a new shared cinematic universe that will be built out of reboots of their classic monster properties. The monster mash begins with this weekend's release of THE MUMMY. But, of course, this new take on THE MUMMY isn't the first time Universal has put out a monster reboot. In anticipation of the beginning of...
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06.07.2017
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The Phantom and the Hunchback will also inhabit Universal's Dark Universe

When you hear that Universal is rebooting their classic monster properties for an endeavor they're calling Dark Universe, a series of movies that will be connected in some way and feature iconic monsters and madmen crossing paths, there are certain characters you know have to be involved. Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy - you know, the big ones. Then...
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06.06.2017
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The Mummy gets more clips, featurette, and posters

Some clips have been released from THE MUMMY , and I have to say that I disagree with Universal's decision to put some of these out into the world. Glimpses of horror, action scenes, and character moments are fine, but there are things shown in these clips that I think should have been kept under wraps until the film comes out this weekend. The film's synopsis goes like...
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06.05.2017
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Blumhouse may enter the Dark Universe, Jolie and The Rock still rumored

I think I've made it pretty clear in the articles I've written about THE MUMMY that my hype levels for the upcoming film and for Universal's "Dark Universe" of monster movie reboots is through the roof. 2017 has been an awful year for me so far, and THE MUMMY is one of the movies I'm most looking forward to in hopes that it will provide some solid...
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05.31.2017
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Tom Cruise attempts to kick evil's ass in The Mummy clip

A minute long clip from THE MUMMY has been released online, and I can see why this was the clip Universal chose to share with the world. This sixty seconds of footage seems to contain every element the overall film has going for it: there's horror, there's action, and there's humor. This clip also has something for both Tom Cruise fans and haters. The fans get to see the...
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05.30.2017
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Bride of Frankenstein coming out in 2019, Bardem confirmed as The Monster

Earlier today, we let you guys know that Universal was moving ahead quickly on their planned DARK UNIVERSE series of classic monster movies. They released a logo and a pic of the current cast, including Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise among other top names (see that image below). But this news may be cooler - or at least more interesting - than all of that star power combined. Turns...
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05.22.2017
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Universal reveals Dark Universe logo with Danny Elfman theme music

This isn't exactly breaking news for anyone, but Universal Pictures has embarked on a mission to revamp its series of Universal Monsters movies, starting on June 9th with the release of Alex Kurtzman's THE MUMMY . Today, the studio made it officially official, unveiling the title of this enterprise - DARK UNIVERSE - that comes packing its own theme song composed by none other...
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05.22.2017
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It takes a monster to defeat a monster in the final trailer for The Mummy

We're just three weeks away from the release of Universal's latest reboot of THE MUMMY and the beginning of a "dark universe" - a new cinematic universe that will be inhabited by modern versions of various classic Universal monsters and madmen like the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein's Monster and his Bride, the Invisible Man, the Wolf...
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05.18.2017
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