Best of the Week: Female Ghostbusters, a Female-Driven Spider-Man Spin-off and More

Best of the Week: Female Ghostbusters, a Female-Driven Spider-Man Spin-off and More

Aug 08, 2014

The Important News

You'd think it was human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria, the way everyone is responding to news that Ghostbusters 3 could be a reboot from Paul Feig with all female leads. Oh, there's also going to be a Spider-Man spin-off driven by a female character (maybe Black Cat, seen above). At least Sylvester Stallone might keep the men in work with a couple more Expendables movies.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been moved up, and we learned of nine more DC Comics movies through 2020. Warner Bros. also announced two more Lego Movie sequels this decade.

Universal has acquired Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles franchise, so look for a slew of those out soon, too.

The next TV show based on a movie will be School of Rock, from Richard Linklater for Nickelodeon. Meanwhile, Linklater is moving ahead on the spiritual sequel to Dazed on Confused.

The next star of a movie called The Raid will be Taylor Kitsch. The next adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time will be a feature film scripted by the writer and codirector of Frozen. The next Terminator movie will be called Terminator Genisys

 
This year's Fantastic Fest premieres have been announced, including Kevin Smith's Tusk. This year's highest paid actresses list has been announced, and Sandra Bullock is now on top.

 

The Videos and Geek Stuff

Trailers: Believe Me, Left Behind, The Theory of Everything, The Book of Life and Septic Man.

Watch the alternate ending to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And a couple deleted scenes from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, read James Gunn's thank you letter to you. Also, watch Vin Diesel and Chris Pratt's exhibit musical skill while promoting the movie. Also see proof that Pratt should be the next Indiana Jones. Plus read what Josh Brolin had to say about playing Thanos.

Aspring filmmakers, watch Robert Rodriguez's "10-Minute Film School" video

Fans of '90s video games, watch a blooper reel from the making of Wing Commander III.

Fans of The Matrix and video games, watch a video of the former with sounds from the latter.

See what iconic movie stars inspired the personalities of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

See 13 never-before-seen designs for Jurassic Park posters. Then see three unused designs for The Shining posters by Saul Bass.

Watch a video about hand-painted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ads.

Watch The Schmoes review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Into the Storm and The Hundred-Foot Journey. They also picked their top five green movie characters

 

Our Features

Up for discussion: Which is better, The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy? Which actresses would you cast as the women Ghostbusters? What is the best found-footage movie?

Snowpiercer Atari game! 22 Jump Street lunch box! We designed retro-style merchandising for this summer's blockbusters.

We argue why the Step Up movies are basically the same as the Fast and Furious movies.

We highlighted and remembered 22 important people in film who died last month, including Elaine Stritch and documentary pioneer Robert Drew, plus two more who left us earlier.  

Our resident Marvel expert looked at the history of Guardians of the Galaxy's Rocket Raccoon and the tragic story of creator Bill Mantlo. Our resident geek showcased all we need to read, watch and buy this month, including Guardians of the Galaxy comics and toys. Our resident comic book cinema expert went over just how important the success of Guardians of the Galaxy is to movies in general.

And we had a superhero roundup including a look inside the Milano spacesehip from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Our YA expert shared the latest on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, plus a clip from The Maze Runner and a deleted scene from Divergent. Our horror expert shared some news on ABCs of Death 2 and a review of Without Warning.

Check out our review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in comic strip form.

Here's our guide to everything hitting VOD this week, and what's new on Blu-ray and DVD, plus a guide to new indie and foreign home video picks

 

 

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