‘The Sandlot’ Prequel on Its Way; Here’s What We Know So Far

‘The Sandlot’ Prequel on Its Way; Here’s What We Know So Far

We just heard that a remake of Indecent Proposal is in development. The original romantic drama was a box office success, though its critical reputation is not exactly flattering. As it happens, two days before that film opened in 1993, a less-heralded movie about “kids playing baseball in an empty field,” titled The Sandlot, hit theaters. It received mostly positive reviews, yet was only a modest success at the box office. Still, when The Sandlot…

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Today in Movie Culture: Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Production Video, the Secret to Making a Great Movie Trailer and More

Today in Movie Culture: Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Production Video, the Secret to Making a Great Movie Trailer and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Production Video of the Day: Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson adorably tease a first look at Disney’s Jungle Cruise in this video announcing the start of production: Marketing Lesson of the Day: Watch this video from Vice to learn how to make a great trailer, or how movie trailers manipulate us (via /Film): Truthful Marketing of the Day: The latest Honest…

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‘Indecent Proposal’ Remake to Be Scripted by ‘Girl on the Train’ Writer; Here’s Everything We Know

‘Indecent Proposal’ Remake to Be Scripted by ‘Girl on the Train’ Writer; Here’s Everything We Know

Another remake has been announced, and this time there might not be a lot of complaints. Indecent Proposal, which was a box office hit but received Razzie Awards for Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay and Worst Supporting Actor for 1993, as well as four other dishonorable nominations, will be resurrected for potentially a better version of the romantic drama via Paramount Players. The original, put out by Paramount proper, was based on a novel by Jack…

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First Look at Pedro Pascal in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’; Here’s Everything We Know

First Look at Pedro Pascal in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’; Here’s Everything We Know

Update: Following our first looks at Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig in the Wonder Woman sequel, now director Patty Jenkins has shared a glimpse at Pedro Pascal in Wonder Woman 1984. Pascal, who is best known for a fan favorite stint on Game of Thrones, a part on the Netflix series Narcos and his supporting role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, wears a stylishly retro suit and is framed in another TV screen…

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what’s new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Miracle Season (sports drama; Rebecca Staab, Helen Hunt, Danika Yarosh, Erin Moriarty; rated PG) Tully (comedy-drama; Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass; rated R) Overboard (comedy; Eugenio…

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Tom Hardy Snarls in Startling New ‘Venom’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Tom Hardy Snarls in Startling New ‘Venom’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Update #3: He begins as a reporter, uncovers “something really bad” and ends up “taken” as a very different sort of crusader with a very long tongue. Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock in a startling new trailer for Venom. Watch it now and then catch up with all we know about the upcoming thriller below. Update #2: A new, full-length Venom trailer showcases Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. He’s a crusading reporter who is…

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Priyanka Chopra Joins Chris Pratt in ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’; Here’s Everything We Know

Priyanka Chopra Joins Chris Pratt in ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’; Here’s Everything We Know

Update: Priyanka Chopra (above in Baywatch) is in talks to join Cowboy Ninja Viking, according to Collider and Variety. If things work out, she will star as a psychologist opposite Chris Pratt, an assassin who manifests the deadliest skills of three different personalities. The psychologist and the assassin may — or may not — develop non-professional feelings for each other over the course of the story. Born in India, Chopra became a star in the…

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Today in Movie Culture: Christopher McQuarrie Discusses ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Stunt, 1970s ‘Shazam!’ Trailer and More

Today in Movie Culture: Christopher McQuarrie Discusses ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Stunt, 1970s ‘Shazam!’ Trailer and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Director’s Commentary of the Day: For the New York Times, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie talks about the Halo jump stunt scene in Mission: Impossible – Fallout: Redone Trailer of the Day: Darth Blender recreated the new Shazam! trailer using footage from the 1970s Shazam! TV series for a retro look: Reimagined Movie of the Day: Speaking of going retro, with Ready Player…

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‘Hereditary’ Director Casts Jack Reynor and Florence Pugh in Next Horror Movie; Here’s Everything We Know

‘Hereditary’ Director Casts Jack Reynor and Florence Pugh in Next Horror Movie; Here’s Everything We Know

Ari Aster, the first-time writer/director of Hereditary, is setting up his sophomore effort. Reportedly, the currently untitled feature will again be distributed by A24 (Hereditary has become their top-grossing release). According to Collider, the movie has just cast its leads with Jack Reynor (Macbeth) and Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) and is now filming in Budapest. The Maze Runner’s Will Poulter, who also recently co-starred with Reynor in Detroit, will play another main character. When Aster…

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Next 3 Action Thrillers: ‘The Meg,’ ‘Alpha,’ ‘The Predator’

Next 3 Action Thrillers: ‘The Meg,’ ‘Alpha,’ ‘The Predator’

Simply put, Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the best action thriller of the summer. Combining elaborate and exciting action sequences with a character drama that explores the psyche of undercover agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF teammates (Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Alec Baldwin), as well as wild card agents (Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson) and more (Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Harris) adds up to an intoxicating mix that proved irresistible…

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