Best of the Week: Robin Williams Remembered, Luke Skywalker Bearded, Inhumans Introduced and More

Best of the Week: Robin Williams Remembered, Luke Skywalker Bearded, Inhumans Introduced and More

Aug 16, 2014

The Important News

It was a sad week: We lost Robin Williams, and Lauren Bacall also died

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot was a big hit at the box office, which obviously means there's already a sequel on the way. It's probably also why a new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie has been scheduled

Lee Daniels is making a Richard Pryor biopic, and there are four actors up for the role. Simon Cowell is making a Betty Boop movie.

Marvel might be making an Inhumans movie, maybe starring Vin Diesel. Meanwhile, DC is making an Aquaman movie, though it's not sure what kind. 

We got our first look at beardy Luke Skywalker on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. And a look at the movie's updated Stormtroopers.

Martin Lawrence confirmed that Bad Boys III is in the works

The latest release-date shuffle included new opening details for Godzilla 2, the Point Break remake and more.

Guardians of the Galaxy set a new record. And Edge of Tomorrow got a new title

Look at the latest in movie poster debuts, including The Boxtrolls and Whiplash.

Here's a great new streaming movie service to check out

    

The Videos and Geek Stuff

Trailers: Camp X-ray, Two Night Stand, Pride, Drive Hard, Mortdecai, Revenge of the Green Dragons and Rudderless

And here's a ranking of the best and worst trailers of the previous week and of this week

Someone made an animated version of the Comic-Con Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser, with a slight tweak.

Watch Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger for the very last time. On the other side of the career spectrum, watch 40 actors and actresses, including Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio, audition for their early iconic roles

Check out some concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy. And some concept art for Sinister Six. Also some concept art for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Now watch a clip from a documentary showing how Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys were made

Learn how to make your own toy of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Watch a guy dressed as Marty McFly doing magic tricks. Watch the Muppets lip-synching to the Beastie Boys

Watch a conversation between Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez

We shared a bittersweet short film that fit with this week's melancholy mood.

Watch The Schmoes review Let's Be Cops and Frank. They also picked their top five Robin Williams movies

 

Our Features

Here's a calendar to help you remember when all those billion superhero movies are coming out

We remembered Robin Williams with a look at his 10 best movie moments, a guide to when you can see his final film performances and a celebration of his late night talk show appearances.

Up for discussion: Which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is betterWhat director should take over the Transformers franchise? Who should be in a comedy equivalent of The ExpendablesWho should be in a sci-fi equivalent of The Expendables

Here's a guide to the Inhumans, Marvel's potential next superhero movie team.

Aubrey Plaza and Life After Beth filmmaker Jeff Baena told us about the necessities for surviving the zombie apocalypse.

Our resident geek suggested some other cinematic universe ideas a la Marvel, DC and the Universal Monsters. Our resident comic book cinema expert laid out what we can expect as far as upcoming DC Comics movies. Our sci-fi movie expert recommended a Star Wars game to keep us busy until the new movie opens.

We listed the best movies based books that were required reading in school.

Take our Expendables 3-themed poster-crop quiz. Then check out our ranking of the Expendables 3 cast by deadliness

Here's our guide to everything hitting VOD this week, and what's new on Blu-ray and DVD

 

 

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