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Alex Kurtzman teases Princess Ahmanet's backstory in The Mummy

Although what I've seen from THE MUMMY hasn't completely won me over, I'm still more than willing to give Universal's rebooted Monsters franchise a chance. Two thousand years after she was buried alive beneath the sand of Egypt, the tomb of Princess Ahmanet ( Sofia Boutella ) is discovered by Nick Morton ( Tom Cruise ), leading to her resurrection as she unleashes her fury upon the...
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Bill Condon being eyed to helm The Bride of Frankenstein for Universal

We learned last week that the Universal monster movie universe may not be as thought out as we...thought . They’re just sort of winging it at this point, waiting to see if Tom Cruise can bring in the bucks with THE MUMMY.  But they made a big progression yesterday, with word that Oscar-winner Bill Condon may helm another film in their planned slate of films – THE...
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Benedict Cumberbatch is poised to be The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

Well, well well ... it appears as if DOCTOR STRANGE himself, Benedict Cumberbatch , could be trading his robes for a smart three-piece suit as the sullen, dreamy gargoyle-faced actor is reportedly in early negotiations with Fox Searchlight Pictures to star in THE MAN IN THE ROCKEFELLER SUIT.  David Bar Katz has adapted the novel written by Mark...
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The order of Universal's Monster franchise is still up in the air

Although Universal's rebooted Monsters franchise will be kicking off in just several months with the release of THE MUMMY, the studio hasn't yet decided which project will be following it to the big-screen. Chris Morgan (THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS), who heads up the Universal Monsters writers' room along with Alex Kurtzman (STAR TREK), recently spoke with Collider and...
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Guillermo del Toro on why he didn't direct Pacific Rim: Uprising himself

Guillermo del Toro typically doesn't choose a project unless it's something he's very passionate about, and, given that he seems to be quite invested in the world of PACIFIC RIM, it was a little bit of a surprise when he chose not to take the helm of the sequel. Steven DeKnight (Spartacus) wound up directing what would become PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING, but Guillermo del...
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Tom Cruise is in over his head on new The Mummy poster

THE MUMMY has debuted some new footage in the last week or so, and so far the reception has been pretty positive, if not without dissenters. A good amount of people are digging the action/adventure vibe, while others think it’s entering generic, bloated blockbuster territory.  For anyone still confused what the style of the movie will be a main poster has just debuted...
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Tom Cruise is the chosen one in new Mummy trailer

THE MUMMY hopes to be much more than a Tom Cruise summer action flick. Off of this a whole new slate of big-budget monster movies will be headed our way, so it’s gotta bring it. If it succeeds, we will see a bunch more classic ghoulies and disgusting creatures finding their way to the big screen. The new trailer just dropped, and with it comes tons of new footage of Cruise,...
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Update: Stare into the many pupils of Ahmanet in new Mummy poster

UPDATE: A new trailer tease for a new full trailer coming this Sunday also dropped, featuring 15 seconds of new footage. 15 whole seconds, guys! The UMU (Universal Monster Universe) will be kicking into high gear this summer with the Tom Cruise -led THE MUMMY, a movie where Cruise will probably do another massive stunt involving him running down the Great Pyramid of...
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Go behind the scenes of of the zero G stunts in this Mummy featurette

The trailer for THE MUMMY hit in December of last year and showcased what looks to be one hell of an action sequence on a plane . . . in zero gravity! Given Tom Cruise and his penchant for doing things without digital trickery, you might have been wondering if those stunts were done with wires or in a real, zero gravity environment. The following featurette answers that question and...
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Benedict Cumberbatch will produce and star in Melrose for Showtime

If you can't get enough of Benedict Cumberbatch in hard-hitting TV dramas, we have some good news for you! Showtime has just placed an order for Melrose, a 5-part series that will be produced by and star Cumberbatch. Based on the series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, the story follows that of Patrick Melrose and growing up in a highly dysfunctional...
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The UnPopular Opinion: Doctor Strange

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** In my tenure here at (5 years next week!),...
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Marvel's sneak peek at Phase 3 teases Thor vs. Hulk, Black Panther & more

DOCTOR STRANGE is due to be released on home-media next week, and one of the many features it will be carrying with it is an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming movies of the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After a nostalgic look back to the beginnings of the MCU when THE AVENGERS wasn't much more than a twinkle in our eyes, the sneak peek soon dives into DOCTOR...
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