We've watched a new horror movie based on Stephen King's and Joe Hill's book of the same name, In the Tall Grass. Read our review of the movie In the Tall Grass in the article.
After hearing the boy's cry for help, his brother and sister go to a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover that there may be no way out ... and that something evil is lurking in it
'In the Tall Grass' is a book by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, first published in two parts, the first in June / July and the second in August 2012, marking their second collaboration, following a book from In 2009, Throttle.
This is the third Netflix adaptation (Gerald's Game, 1922) of Stephen King's book, which he co-wrote with his son, Joe Hill. And while I've already written about being a huge fan of King, I'm not really thrilled with the works that he wrote with his son Hill. Interestingly, Hill's books are great when working on them on their own. Given that the original material, In the Tall Grass is nothing special, it's hard then that this Netflix adaptation can do better.
In the Tall Grass actually looks pretty good, even though almost the entire movie takes place in tall green grass. A good, tense and creepy atmosphere was created, which, alongside the actors, was the best thing about the movie.
The cast is also very good, especially to highlight the most famous of them, Patrick Wilson (Conjuring), who has many times shown himself to be an excellent actor.
As I wrote above, the story is not good. The mystery was created at the very beginning, with this strange, mysterious and interesting thing, let's call it a maze of tall grass, but besides, almost everything is pretty bad. We have almost no explanation for the things that happen in the movie, and the craziness in the movie grows more and more. Plus, while the beginning is good, interesting, tense and creepy, with a few solid jump scare scenes, it takes us 40 minutes of live boredom and lots, lots of green grass. Towards the end again a little better, more interesting and tense, but with a bunch of things not explained again. It should also be added that the characters and the movie are mostly idiots.
The Netflix movie In the Tall Grass was certainly not helped by the frequent outbursts of the main characters' feelings, as well as the actually quite irritating music, which should have scared us. There are also some beings that I have nothing to say about because very little is generally known about them. We can assume what, or who they might be, but that is all, we have no real explanation.
In the Tall Grass was never intended to be a big blockbuster movie, unfortunately, it didn't offer much in the story, but for one to two views, in full dark and very loud, not even that bad. Mostly I like to look at all of King's adaptations, and what it was like, In the Tall Grass is a golden mean somewhere. It can be seen that King, as well as various studios, want to make the most of the popularity that King regained in Hollywood after the 2017 IT Chapter One movie, since we've had Gerald's Game, 1922, Pet Sematary, IT Chapter Two and now In the Tall Grass, and the Mr. Mercedes, NOS4A2 and Castle Rock (by clicking on the link you will go for a review, as you can see, we are really following all of King's adaptations). We are also getting Doctor Sleep, Salem's Lot, The Long Walk, From a Buick 8 and the mini-series The Stand. Other adaptations are also being talked about.
Ben Affleck ended his role as Batman, however, this did not stop certain DCEU fans from hoping to see the actor in a solo Batman movie one day. One dedicated fan took existing Batman footage and put it into a teaser trailer of what they might expect from an Affleck-run Batman movie. YouTuber Jon Arryn Garza uses footage that showcases a large amount of current DCEU villains, such as Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Joker (Jared Leto) while having various encounters with the Knight of Darkness.
This fan video trailer also uses Two-Face (Aaron Eckhart) and Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, before the fan's Batman: Arkham Asylum logo appears on the screen. Then, some type of post-credits scene shows us Liam Neeson's R'as Al Ghul for a second.
This video is very likely derived from cinematographer Robert Richardson's recent statements about the film, where he revealed that much of the film would take place inside the iconic DC Comics site, Arkham Asylum. Richardson was hired to work with Affleck on film, but they eventually parted ways with the project - he has since been replaced by Rogue One cinematographer and longtime Matt Reeves collaborator Craig Fraser.
Ben Affleck also confirmed in an interview that the film would definitely not lack an opponent, thus only further confirming the statement of cinematographer Richardson.
The Batman directed by Matt Reeves comes to theaters on June 25, 2021.
Check out the great fan teaser trailer for a solo Batman movie with Ben Affleck in the lead below, which we will hardly ever get a chance to see.
It was almost confirmed after Sigourney Weaver mentioned that she would not be the only original cast member to return for this Ghostbusters sequel coming to us in 2020, but now Dan Aykroyd (Ray) and Ernie Hudson (Winston) have it and officially confirmed.
Aykroyd confirmed his involvement in the movie at the Joe Rogan Experience, while Hudson confirmed that he is currently making the movie in a personal message to the fan - in full uniform.
We can assume and hope that Bill Murray will also return as Peter Venkman, but this has not yet been officially confirmed. During his interview, Aykroyd mentioned that they were "hoping" that Murray would join them, and director Jason Reitman confirmed that the legendary actor had at least read the script.
Reitman is the son of the original Ghostbusters director John Reitman. Earlier this month, Reitman said he was making this movie for fans and to pay tribute to his father.
Ghostbusters 2020 will also star Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace as the central family of the story, with Paul Rudd alongside them. This sequel comes July 10, 2020.
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Warner Bros. has released the full-length and also the final trailer for Doctor Sleep, a film adaptation of King's 2013 novel of the same name. The writer and director of the movie are Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game, The Haunting of Hill House). We had the first teaser trailer for the movie in early June, but this one is even more creepy and exciting with a decent amount of unprecedented footage. And yes, the twins are back!
Doctor Sleep continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying visit to the Overlook Hotel in Radiance. Still traumatized and irreversibly traumatized by the creepy events in Overlock, the adult Torrance was asked to find something that resembled a peace. But this peace is disturbed when he meets a young girl, Abra Stone, who also possesses the "gift" of radiance. Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, she will seek him for help with the ruthless Rose and the followers of the cult of The True Knot, who feed on radiating innocents in their pursuit of immortality. Forming an unexpected alliance, Dan and Abra begin a brutal fight with Rose ...
The lead roles are interpreted by Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyleigh Curran, Bruce Greenwood, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Jocelin Donahue, Jacob Tremblay, Carl Lumbly and Alex Essoe. Trevor Macy and Jon Berg are the producers of the film and Roy Lee, Scott Lumpkin, Akiva Goldsman, and Kevin McCormick are the executive producers.
Doctor Sleep hits theaters on November 8th.
"The world is a hungry place, a dangerous place."
Learn more about The Lion King overtakes Frozen and becomes the highest-grossing animated film in history.
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Despite a pretty bad summer for movies at movie theaters, The Lion King was a huge success for Walt Disney Studios. Thanks to another very good weekend, the photorealistic remake has now become the highest-grossing cinema box office movie in history. The movie has now made huge profits of $ 1.33 billion worldwide, of which $ 473.10 million is worldwide. The first place to date was the movie Frozen, which ended its screening with earned $ 1.28 billion, of which $ 400.73 million is in America.
We must emphasize that The Lion King is technically an animated film! Although some call it a live-action remake, it is still a classic animated film because of the computer-generated nature of its characters.
That's just another win for The Walt Disney Company, which has already set a new record for three quarters of the year. Through July, Disney earned $ 7.67 billion worldwide, breaking last year's record of $ 7.61 billion five months earlier.
The Lion King is a huge money-maker for House of Mice, but it's still nowhere near overtaking Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame (which I thought would be a little closer). The Russo brothers took the Avatar off the throne, earning a whopping $ 2.79 billion.
The studio has more big hits this year - like Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker - which means the studio's earnings will only continue to grow. If these films earn close to their predecessors, that is an additional $ 2 billion for Disney by the end of this year.
The Lion King is still playing in theaters and it will be interesting to see how much more he will be able to earn by the end of his screening. Who knows, if they cast a deleted scene and release it again in theaters, it could be up to $ 2 billion.
Disney doesn't seem to have finished with the live-action version of Aladdin and the company is reportedly talking about putting the sequel to work. During a recent interview with Comicbook.com, Aladdin's producer Dan Lin talked about the possibility of a sequel to a Disney movie. He mentioned the positive reactions Aladdin had with fans and that they did not plan to shoot all the scenes the same as in the original animated version. But obviously, he and the other people behind the live-action adaptation feel there is more to tell here.
Lin didn't want to give anything away, but said they were watching what was done with Disney's home video sequels as soon as possible, and they were exploring which direction to go with the franchise:
"We have now. We, when we made the first movie, wanted to make as good a movie as possible and let the viewers tell us if they wanted to see more. And I would firmly say that the audience wants to see more. They have watched this movie more than once. We have a lot of fan letters where people say they go back and take their families and friends. So we think there's more to tell here. We will treat Tom the same way we treated the original Aladdin movie and we will not make the same sequel to anything that was made before. We are looking at what has been done in the past for home video and this is just more of a story subject to adaptation. Well, without revealing too much, we're definitely exploring where we can go with the franchise. ”
This live-action Disney movie was definitely a huge success with viewers, earning over $ 1 billion worldwide. And while critics were divided about the movie, mostly everyone agreed with the excellent Naomi Scott in the role of Princess Jasmine. So it's very possible that Disney doesn't want to release a potential franchise and a new star like Naomi Scott.
I do not doubt that the same situation will happen with their other successful live-action remake films, such as Lion King.
With Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood coming to theaters (soon to us), director Quentin Tarantino is free to work on a new project, which could be a Star Trek movie. The two stars of Once Upon a Time wish to embark on a new mission with him.
JOE.ie asked Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie if they wanted to join the Starfleet under Tarantino's directorial baton. They responded enthusiastically. "Good!" Pitt said. Robbie went on to say, "I would do anything, anything Tarantino does." Then they joked about not being able to share the scene, talking about Once Upon a Time is their second movie, after The Big Short, in which both, but they do not appear on the screen at the same time.
"Well, that was the idea and then we got together and talked, and we hired Mark Smith, who wrote the script for [The] Revenant," he told presenter Josh Horowitz. "I don't know how much I can say. The only thing I can say is that it will coincide with Chris Pine's timeline. Now, I still don't completely understand and JJ [Abrams] can't explain it to me and my editor tried to explain it to me and I still don't understand ... about something that happened in the first movie that now kind of wiped the board. I don't accept that. I do not like it. I don't appreciate it. I don't know - Is ... what ... I want the whole series to happen, it just hasn't happened yet. No, Benedict Cumberbatch or whatever his name is not Khan, okay? Khan is Khan. And I said to JJ, like, 'I don't understand this, I don't like it.' And then he said, 'Ignore it! Nobody likes it. I don't understand that. Just do what you want. If you want it to happen exactly the way it happened on the series, you can. '”
"The reason I was intrigued by JJ Abrams' version of Star Trek is that I think Chris Pine did a fantastic job with not just Capt. Kirk, then William Shatner's Captain - he's William Shatner, ”Tarantino continued. "He's not just another guy, he's William Shatner's Capt. Kirk. And that's literally, Zachary Quinto is Leonard Nimoy - because they both have the same scene together - he's Spock. They ... hit her. They hit well. ”
What do you think of Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie?
The Future of Phase 4 of Marvel's Film Space is currently underway after the Avengers: Endgame, but it seems that another movie could soon enter the production. According to a new report from Discussing Film, Doctor Strange 2 will reportedly begin recording in January 2020, and production should take place in the UK.
This is partly in line with the statements of the star of the franchise Benedict Wong, who teased us with the film being able to enter production in 2020.
"I know they now have a movie-related scriptwriter, whom I met at the premiere of the movie Endgame," Wong explained. "So I think it could happen sometime next year."
About the sequel is in one way or the other from the original Doctor Strange film from 2016, but very little news has come to us since then. Scott Derrickson and his screenwriter, C. Robert Cargill, are believed to be returning, with a date of release that is believed to be in May 2021. With the fact that we saw Strange in three MCU films after his solo adventure, it will be interesting to see where this continuation will take him.
Of course, there is always the question of the Doctor Strange 2 movie, with recent rumors that Brother Voodoo and Clea will appear in the movie. Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Eiyofor), who in post-loan scenes prepared for the bad guy of this sequel, is long believed to have some return to this film.
"For those who follow the comics, you know that Baron Mordo has a very special story, and that's something we talked to Chiwetel during the making of the first movie," Cargill said in a previous interview. "And part of the reason why Chiwetel wanted to play Mordoa is that he has the final end as a character and that's such a fascinating ending. And I know that whether we are connected or not, Marvel plans to work towards that region and make Mordoa much more than a normal villain, but actually, it will take him to Loki's level of fantastic. That's the goal with him. "
Are you excited about what Doctor Strange 2 might start shooting next year?
After the great success of the first two Jurassic World films, it seems that Netflix also decided to include in the production of prehistoric content. Thanks to a partnership with DreamWorks Animation, this streaming platform works on the animated Jurassic World spinoff series that comes to the platform in 2020, called Camp Cretaceous. The series will take place in the same universe as the two Jurassic World films, although it is not known if any of the franchisees will borrow voices.
DreamWorks confirmed this news today, which ended rumors about Netflix working on some type of Jurassic World Series.
Here's the official synopsis for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, along with the first picture in the series:
"Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers who have been selected for lifelong experience in a new adventure camp on the opposite side of the island of Nublara. But when the dinosaurs start destroying the island, the campers are stranded. If they can not reach the outside world, they will have to go from strangers to a friend to a family if they think they can survive. "
"Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Luers (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) are showcases and executive producers of the series. Apart from them, executive producers of this series are Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Colin Trevorrow. Zack Stentz serves as a consultant producer. "
There have been rumors about the Jurassic World project for Netflix since March of this year, although there have been very conflicting ideas about what this series will be. Some believed that a spinoff would be featured, which would follow the story of movie characters, while others assumed it would be another title from the LEGO series. There were even some who assumed the exact title of the series, Camp Cretaceous.
It turned out that the series will be animated and will be more family-oriented than movies, but will nevertheless add to original mythology and storytelling. It's more than enough to interest any Jurassic world's fans.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous comes to Netflix sometime in 2020.