This weekend's San Andreas imagines a devastating earthquake that tears a gash of horrific ruin through California -- and plops Dwayne Johnson in the middle of the action as a heroic helicopter pilot who must brave statewide chaos in order to find his estranged daughter. It's a good old-fashioned disaster movie, in other words, and while we'd never doubt the Rock's ability to kick maximum butt in any cinematic setting, we can't help but be reminded of the many times other talented folks have tried (and often failed) to thrill audiences with tales of epic mayhem and destruction, which is exactly why we've dedicated this week's list to some of the worst entries in the genre. Head for cover, folks -- it's time for an all-disaster edition of Total Recall!
He could star opposite Gal Gadot as Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman's love interest.
Does the arrival of Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari signal that the "Transformers" braintrust is working on a Cybertron prequel?
The studio's taking another whack at Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's graphic novel.
Netflix wants more from Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
"Suuuummmertime... and television is easy. Sharknado 3's jumpin', and The Strain is back by. Well, Extant's rich, and True Detective's good lookin'. With Vicious, Mr. Robot, and Zoo to try."
Summer isn't the busiest season for new shows, but more and more, we're seeing networks premiering programming year-round. To help you schedule your viewing during the warmer months, we've compiled a list of what's debuting and when -- so grab a lemonade, kick back, and prepare to soak in some summer TV.
Rodriguez is reportedly set to helm a live-action adaptation of the series for Warner Bros.
He's reportedly signing up to play the bad guy.
This week on streaming video, we've got a decent high school comedy and an action thriller starring Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich, and Emma Thompson that premieres online the same day it hits theaters. If you're not looking to own a new release, you can look forward to a few classics newly available on Netflix and Fandor this week, including one of Quentin Tarantino's recent hits, an acclaimed indie drama, a horror comedy, a martial arts favorite, and even some classics from the likes of Sergei Eisenstein and Alexander Korda. Read on for details.
He's seen the first draft of the origin story script, and he's "super excited."
Unfortunately, there isn't much to talk about on home video this week, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Considering box office numbers were the lowest they've been for a Memorial Day weekend in over a decade, it'd probably just be better for everyone if you went and saw Mad Max or Pitch Perfect in the theaters instead. That said, here's what you can expect on DVD and Blu-ray this week.
A significant setback for the Stephen King adaptation.
This weekend, moviegoers loudly told studios that they were getting their Memorial Day weekend entertainment from other places as the North American box office slumped to unusually low levels during what is typically one of the busiest frames of the year. Five films grossed over $20M each spreading what wealth was there, but overall, moviegoers were unimpressed with what Hollywood was selling this time.
This week's Ketchup covers a week that is partly busy because of the Cannes Film Festival, but also partly slow because much of Hollywood has taken the whole week off leading up to Memorial Day. We did, however, have ten top film development news stories this week, covering such movies as The Croods 2, The Girl on the Train, Now You See Me 3, Project XX, and Star Trek Beyond, as well as new roles for Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Reese Witherspoon.
In Between, Netflix's new post-apocalyptic teen drama, Jennette McCurdy plays Wiley Day, a pregnant teen trying to save what's left of her hometown. See why Between reminds McCurdy of a younger version of her favorite TV show, Lost.
"A Very Murray Christmas" will stream in December.
"Now You See Me 2" arrives on June 10, 2016.
This week, Christy talks about the family-friendliness of Disney's latest offering -- a sci-fi adventure starring George Clooney -- and on DVD, an animated tale about fantastical creatures. Read on for details.
In a big week for television news, Game of Thrones featured a much-debated story involving Sansa Stark that Matt, Grae, Sarah, and Ryan argue about. They also give recommendations on how to ease your Mad Men separation anxiety. Then, The Comedians showrunner Ben Wexler stops by to talk about writing for Billy Crystal.
It's slated opposite "Fantastic Four 2" on June 9, 2017.