Best of the Week: A 'Harry Potter' Spin-off, Plus: 'Captain America,' 'Ninja Turtles' and More

Best of the Week: A 'Harry Potter' Spin-off, Plus: 'Captain America,' 'Ninja Turtles' and More

Apr 04, 2014

The Movie News and Geek Stuff:

J.K. Rowling is writing a Harry Potter spin-off trilogy called Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them that takes place 70 years before the first books.

Toby Kebbell has been cast as Doctor Doom in the new Fantastic Four. The Pink Panther is getting reborn, again, as a live-action/animation hybrid. Johnny Knoxville will be doing a voice in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

You know you want this Ringu action figure.

The discussion topics: Should Aronofsky finally make a superhero movie

How Pixar uses math in its movies. Here's an old Russian movie theater that used 22 screens to make panoramic movies.


The Videos:

The Trailers: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Drop Bears: Attack of the Killer Koalas, Sex Tape, The Drop, Lucy, Shaun the Sheep, Godzilla, The Expendables 3.

See Hugh Jackman sing as Wolverine. And the cast of the Lion King musical break into song on a plane. See the opening to Gravity that would have changed everything.


Our Features:

Here's a list of new movies coming to Netflix this month. And the movies new to VOD this week. And here's the new DVD/Blu-ray releases, plus a guide to all of the indie and international movies from last month that you should now check out on DVD.

The Schmoes review Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Want some Captain America goodies? Learn about the history of the Falcon, why Nick Fury is the real star of The Winter Soldier, what might happen to Marvel after some of its actors leave, what to read before/after seeing the movie, what's Kevin Feige's favorite seen in the movie

Here are a bunch of movie rumors we wish were true but know are fake.

Here's our monthly tribute to the movie-related people who passed away in March.

Want to one some fun Anchorman 2 stuff?

Want to know what happened to that remake of Martyrs? And here's another list of horror movie's we'll probably never see.





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