Best of the Week: Sundance Reviews, Marvel and 'Star Wars' Movies Forever and More

Best of the Week: Sundance Reviews, Marvel and 'Star Wars' Movies Forever and More

Jan 29, 2016

The Important News

Franchise Fever:Disney announced they'll make Marvel and Star Wars movies forever.

Star Wars Mania: Harrison Ford will host the unveiling of Star Wars Disney theme park plans. Colin Trevorrow plans to shoot Episode IX on film.

Marvel Madness: The next Spider-Man movie will be released in IMAX 3D.

Remake Report: Sam Raimi will direct the remake of A Prophet. The Little House on the Prairie movie will now be made by Paramount. Labyrinth is getting a reboot (or sequel).

Casting Net: Saoirse Ronan will star in Greta Gerwig's directorial debut. Uma Thurman might star in Marjane Satrapi's next movie. Joseph Fiennes will play Michael Jackson in a 9/11 movie. Kim Basinger will co-star in Fifty Shades Darker.

New Directors/New Films: Kathryn Bigelow will direct a Detroit riot movie scripted by Mark Boal.

Reel TV: The Exorcist is being redone as a TV series. Miley Cyrus will star in Woody Allen's Amazon series.

Box Office: Appropriately, The Revenant won the weekend of the big blizzard.


Fandom Planet: Back to the Future fans will be able to buy a brand new DeLorean next year. 

Awards: The Big Short won the top PGA Award.


The Videos and Geek Stuff

New Movie Trailers: The Angry Birds Movie, Trolls, Nine Lives, The BronzeThe Secret Life of Pets and Kubo and the Two Strings.

TV Spots: WarcraftThe Witch and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Behind the Scenes: Bridge of Spies.

Watch: New Star Wars character meet old Star Wars counterparts. And a new theory about Rey's father.

See: Cool Star Wars goodies to buy your loved one for Valentine's Day.

Watch: Gareth Evans made a bloodless samurai short film.

See: Deadpool did a PSA about testicular cancer.

Watch: The Shining remixed as The Chickening.

See: Disney's Alice in Wonderland as a horror film. And a report on a problem with Disney princess movies.

Watch: The Martian visual effects reel.

See: How all Adam Sandler movies are interconnected.

Watch: Free documentaries from Kartemquin Films for their 50th birthday.

See: The 10-hour single-shot movie made in protest of movie ratings.

Watch: A montage of every black Oscar winner for acting. And a video essay on the 2016 supporting actress nominees.

See: This week's best new movie posters


Our Features

Sundance Film Festival Reviews: Manchester by the Sea and Swiss Army ManSing StreetThe Birth of a Nation and Sleight.

Film Festival Guide: All the movies that have been bought at Sundance so far.

Sci-Fi Movie Guide: Reboots and adaptations we'd like to see.

Comic Book Movie Guide: 5 Wolverine stories we'd like to see made into movies.

Home Viewing: Here's our guide to everything hitting VOD this week. And here's our guide to everything hitting HBO Now next month. And here's everything coming to Netflix next month.





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