The Important News

Universal is rebooting its classic monster movies and plans to interconnect them all. The Jungle Book has cast its Mowgli. And here’s your first look at Ultron from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Speaking of Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy may be bringing back a hero people love to hate.

Twitter and the writer of one of the Star Wars spin-offs is trying to make a Columbo movie starring Mark Ruffalo happen. The Power Rangers movie has hired the writers of X-Men: First Class.

Apple explains why Sex Tape’s premise doesn’t make any sense in the real world. Guillermo del Toro explains what Hellboy 3 would have been about. And Matt Reeves explains Dawn of the Planet of the Apes originally had a different ending

An upcoming movie called Solace was originally intended to be a sequel to Se7en. There are two different J.R.R. Tolkien biopics in the works. The Shining prequel and The Ring 3 have both hired directors.

Lastly, good luck not smiling at these Fast Furious 7 wrap pics.



The Videos and Geek Stuff

Trailers: Big Hero 6Housebound, Horns, Ouija, Annabelle, God Help the Girl, Laggies, The Congress

Want to know how the exploding head was made in Scanners? Did you know the Wachowskis appeared in their own Matrix video game to explain the ending? Or that Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd starred in this 1984 movie that disappeared until the Internet brought it back?

See the Schmoes review The Purge: Anarchy, Sex Tape, and Planes: Fire and Rescue. And the Schmoes Know Movie Show covers the five raunchiest comedies.



Our Features

What are the top three rom-coms since When Harry Met Sally? And the best comedies about married life?

We explore why Fast Furious is really one of Hollywood’s greatest superhero-movie franchises, and the rare breed of political horror movies like The Purge: Anarchy. 2014 may end up being the best year for science fiction movies ever. What’s better, Rise of the Planet of the Apes or Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?

Here’s our guide to everything hitting VOD this week, and Blu-ray and DVD. And here’s a guide to all the big events at this year’s Comic-Con.




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