Best of the Week: 'Birdman' Trailer, Warner Bros.' Superhero Schedule, Summer Movie Podcast, and More

Best of the Week: 'Birdman' Trailer, Warner Bros.' Superhero Schedule, Summer Movie Podcast, and More

Jun 13, 2014

The Important News:

This is Warner Bros.' rumored release schedule for all of its superhero movies, including a stand-alone Wonder Woman movie and a Flash and Green Lantern crossover. Guillermo del Toro is currently working on a Pacific Rim 2 script with Zak Penn. Josh Brolin and George Clooney will star in the Coen brothers' next movie, Hail, Ceaser!, a comedy set in 1950s Hollywood. Harrison Ford has been injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Someone is trying hard to make a fourth Mighty Ducks movie. Also, The Lion King is getting a TV movie sequel, which will spawn its own ongoing series. Kiddos should also like to know that a Sonic the Hedgehog movie is in the works.

Hugh Jackman shaved his head for his next movie, Pan, where he'll play Blackbeard. Meanwhile, Chris Pratt is looking extra sauve in Jurassic World. Tom Hiddleston will play music legend Hank Williams in a new biopic. Here are all the new movie posters that came out this week.

At long last our great nightmare is over: Grumpy Cat is getting a Lifetime original movie.

 

The Geek Stuff and Videos:

Trailers: BirdmanThe Signal, Leprechaun Origins, Heatstroke, Harbinger Down, Dumb and Dumber To, Fury, The Interview, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Boxtrolls, Paddington.

The TV-censored version of Showgirls is kind of amazing. 50 Cent is... Malefiftycent.

This cool video really puts into perspective just how great Jurassic Park's special effects were. Here's everything you need to know about film noir but were too afraid to ask. Here's a better look at the aliens from Edge of Tomorrow.

The Schmoes review 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

 

 

Our Features:

This week's guides: New streaming moviesnew Blu-rays and DVDs, and the best indie and international movies that recently hit home video. 

We've seen the pilot for Guillermo del Toro's The Strain, and it's kind of awesome. Our latest "You're Old" takes a look at what was going on when Speed hit theaters 20 years ago.

What's the better time-loop movie: Groundhog Day or Edge of Tomorrow? Has Tom Cruise lost his edge?

Our Marvel expert clears up what's true and false about Doctor Strange and Ant-Man movies. Speaking of Ant-Man, was it changing directors really that big of a deal? For more superhero stuff, check out this list of your favorite movies that could have been very different.

We spoke with stuntman legend Vic Armstrong about directing all of the action in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. We also chatted with the directors of 22 Jump Street about making the most perfect sequel possible. Our last interview of the week is with the director of the crazy new sci-fi movie The Signal.

Did you know How to Train Your Dragon is the best movie about pet ownership ever made? Because it is.

 

 

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