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Patty Jenkins wanted to bring a little Romeo & Juliet to Thor 2

Back before Patty Jenkins was tasked with bringing WONDER WOMAN to the big-screen, she had signed with Marvel to take the reins of THOR: THE DARK WORLD. However, just a few short months later, Jenkins had exited the project due to those pesky creative differences. Patty Jenkins told Uproxx that although she " heartbroken " at the time, she realized that she...
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The dancing queens to return for a sequel to Mamma Mia

I hope you're ready for the music of ABBA as sung by Meryl Streep , Pierce Brosnan , Amanda Seyfried and Colin Firth , because Universal Pictures have announced that they're currently moving forward on a sequel to MAMMA MIA!. It's been close to ten years since the release of the first film, but as MAMMA MIA! took in over $600 million with a $52 million budget, the...
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Fede Alvarez addresses why Girl in the Spider's Web must have a new cast

On Monday we got word that plans for THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB with Fede Alvarez attached to direct would be moving forward for an October 2018 release. Though this pleased the fancies of admirers of the books and/or movies, this news came with a punch in the arm in the form of word that all of the cast from David Fincher ’s GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO would...
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel to spin its web in October 2018

Wow! According to BoxOfficeMojo , David Fincher 's THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2011) managed to snare a worldwide total of $232.6 million in ticket sales before exiting theaters. No wonder Sony is looking to spin another web of money and entertainment out of the planned release of THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB, a sequel based off of the crime drama from...
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Fede Alvarez eyed to direct Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel at Sony

Five years have gone by since the American THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO came out, introducing the character of Lisbeth Salander to the mainstream, movie-going public. The movie won critical acclaim and received several Oscar nominations, including Best Actress for Rooney Mara ’s superb work as Salander (and winning Best Film Editing). Since then we’ve been wondering if...
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Rooney Mara wants to return as Lisbeth Salander but isn't "holding out hope"

For many, Rooney Mara will be their Lisbeth Salander. Noomi Rapace did a marvelous job in the original, but the American remake was many people's first introduction to the character, and resulted in an Oscar nomination for Mara. The main difference between Rapace and Mara is that the former actually got to finish her journey with the character, following up THE GIRL WITH THE...
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Jeremy Renner hoped that his character would be killed off in The Avengers

It's no secret that Jeremy Renner wasn't exactly pleased with how his character was treated in Joss Whedon 's THE AVENGERS, after-all, he signed on to play a particular character only to find that Hawkeye was going to be mind-controlled by Loki ( Tom Hiddleston ) for much of the film. In fact, he told the crowd at the London Film and Comic-Con during a Q&A that he...
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Why It Works: Good Will Hunting

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** You know his name; it's Matt Damon . With JASON BOURNE hitting theaters next Friday, the actor is celebrating over twenty years as a major player in the industry. After notable...
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Review: Our Kind of Traitor

PLOT: English couple Perry and Gail are on holiday in Morocco and become swept up in the world of Dima, a friendly Russian who turns out to be an employee of the Russian mafia. Desperate to leave his criminal life behind, Dima enlists Perry to help him turn over vital information to the authorities, which puts the innocent man's life in immediate danger. REVIEW: OUR KIND OF...
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The UnPopular Opinion: Thor: The Dark World

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**** Marvel Studios has built itself as one of the...
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Top 5 Movie Mistakes: The Avengers

With Civil War now in theaters, we thought we'd take a look back at Marvel's first attempt at an ensemble film - 2012's THE AVENGERS from director Joss Whedon and starring Chris Evans , Robert Downey Jr. , Scarlett Johansson , Chris Hemsworth , Mark Ruffalo , Jeremy Renner , Samuel L. Jackson , and Tom Hiddleston . While we hate to nitpick a film that brings us so...
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Strange things are afoot in new Our Kind Of Traitor trailer

You really have to hand it to those John le Carré spy stories. You never know which way they're going to go, as up quickly turns to down, left becomes right and the topsy-turviness of it all keeps you on your toes as you do your best to figure out who is playing who and why. That's the basis for the adaptation his OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, which has the Russian Mafia involved this time,...
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