Harry Potter and the Cursed Child got a new logo, which was unveiled by J.K. Rowling recently and, as one might expect, it sent fans into a stir. Speculation instantly began that a movie, or movies, based on the Broadway play would be coming down the pipeline. Sadly, that's not going to be the case, but the logo is a nice little treat for Potterheads. J.K. Rowling, the creator of the Wizarding World, recently shared the new logo on Twitter. It features Voldemort's infamous Dark Mark and matches imagery that was used for all of the previous movies. As such, fans started to put the pieces together. Rowling offered this new tagline in the caption she provided. "Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places #HarryPotter #CursedChild" This coincided with a change in the marquee sign in New York City where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently holding its run. While speculation ran rampant on social media regarding the movie situation, the Pottermore Twitter account poured some … [Read more...] about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Gets New Logo & Tagline, Is a Movie Coming?
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As the summer movie season starts winding down, one more superhero movie will vie for box office supremacy this weekend, as 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four takes on last weekend's winner, Paramount's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Fantastic Four will also be facing Lionsgate's Shaun the Sheep, STX's The Gift and TriStar's Ricki and the Flash, plus a few indies debuting in limited release. Fantastic Four should have no trouble taking the top spot, despite a rash of negative reviews. Fantastic Four is expected to debut in the $40 million range, which will be more than enough to win at the box office, opening in 3,995 theaters. It certainly could debut much lower though, if movie goers respond more to the overwhelmingly negative movie reviews for this superhero reboot over the next three days. Fantastic Four currently has a paltry 10% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but we'll have to wait and see if audiences still show up in droves despite this harsh critical reception. Mission: … [Read more...] about BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can Fantastic Four Win the Weekend?
Fantastic Four hits theaters this weekend, and while reviews were believed to be embargoed until tomorrow, a few critics have published their thoughts on the superhero reboot, and they are not positive. While there are currently only five reviews listed on Rotten Tomatoes, only one of them is positive, giving Fantastic Four a 20% "Rotten" rating thus far. That number will likely change when more reviews start flooding in tomorrow, but for now, we have a few excerpts of these reviews. Fantastic Four is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, which centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. The plot is based on the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics, which feature much younger versions of these … [Read more...] about Fantastic Four Early Reviews: Worse Than Expected?
If you need a reminder that Lakers coach Luke Walton was once one of the best athletes on the planet ... we have video of him KILLING it at beach volleyball. The video was posted by pro volleyball players the McKibbin Brothers, and shows Walton holding his own on a court with AVP pros Casey Patterson, Sean Rosenthal, Stafford Slick and Chase Budinger. Walton is blockin', spikin', and settin' like one of the pros ... using his 6'8" frame to dominate out there on the sand, and we're being serious ... THE DUDE CAN REALLY PLAY. Good for you, Luke ... keep those options open if the Lakers never wake up. … [Read more...] about Luke Walton Is A Beast At Beach Volleyball, Seriously
Twenty-five years ago this week, iconic English rock maximalists Queen released one final classic album with their original lineup of Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor. Innuendo fell into fans’ laps like a saving grace following the hijacking of Deacon’s signature bass line from “Under Pressure,” the group’s 1981 collaborative single with David Bowie, for Vanilla Ice’s 1990 pop-rap mega-hit “Ice Ice Baby,” a song still dominating Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart by the time of the album’s release on February 5th, 1991. (“I first heard it in the fan club downstairs,” May said of “Ice Ice Baby” in the March 1991 issue of Q Magazine. “I just thought, ‘Interesting, but nobody will ever buy it because it’s crap.’ Turns out I was wrong.”) Following the death of Queen’s dear friend Bowie from liver … [Read more...] about Queen’s ‘Innuendo’: Remembering Freddie Mercury’s Last Masterpiece