With last week's Pacific Rim Uprising aiming to keep the robots-fighting-monsters franchise alive, the question of what studios have to do to launch a successful cinematic universe is once again raising conversation. Few studios can boast the overall pop culture influence … [Read more...] about Can Anyone Besides Marvel Make a Cinematic Universe Work?
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been dominating pop culture for the past decade – building a sprawling superhero universe that spans movies and TV shows. With eighteen MCU movies released so far, and plenty more already planned, it can be difficult to keep track … [Read more...] about Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Released So Far
Sad news hit Universal Pictures this summer when their adventure thriller The Mummy flopped at the box office. It was supposed to ignite a sprawling monster franchise known as Dark Universe. But this first outing starring Tom Cruise was not the summer blockbuster hit the studio … [Read more...] about How Universal’s Dark Universe Can Be Saved
Six hundred years in the future, a journalist and an engineer join an interplanetary expedition, going into hibernation for the century-long journey. But the two wake up years too early, facing an eerily empty craft.That's the premise of Passengers, a Sony release starring … [Read more...] about Suspenseful Animation: Morten Tyldum directs Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in intimate sci-fi thriller ‘Passengers’
Yesterday, Variety reported that Javier Bardem had been cast as Frankenstein in Universal’s Monster Universe franchise, and Variety’s Justin Kroll later confirmed over Twitter that Bardem will be playing the monster, not the titular scientist.Early reports indicate … [Read more...] about Javier Bardem to Terrify Pedants as Frankenstein in Universal’s Monster Universe