Friday, December 12, 2014

Sony Hacking Scandal Reveals 'Ghostbusters' Reboot News

The recent Sony hacking scandal is certainly revealing lots of shocking Hollywood details and despite its seediness, we're getting info on some projects we've been wondering about. Namely, the Ghostbusters reboot.

Over at the Daily Beast, they reveal the (alleged) content of emails between Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and original Ghostbusters director/producer, Ivan Reitman regarding casting considerations for the reboot.

Also, there's a more yucky-feeling email from David Steinberg, head of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s legal department, to Leah Weil, SPE’s general counsel. This particular one from October 31, 2013 reveals potential legal action against Bill Murray due to his reluctance to star in the female-centric film. Because of course he's totally obligated to be in that film, right? No.

Here is the content of the Bill Murray email:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

'The Avengers Sing Christmas Carols' Will Bring You Marvelous Cheer

It's always fun when the Avengers assemble, right? Well, not always but this time they've come to spread some holiday cheer with a little guest spot from Groot. It's short and adorable and cheery so give it a watch or we'll tell Ultron.

The video is courtesy of James Covenant's YouTube.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Honest Trailers Blasts 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Those crazy cats over at Screen Junkies did it now! They brought us a trailer for "Space Avengers", "Guardians of the Galaxy." Yes it's funny and they dig on the fact that Marvel can do no wrong and that DC needs to catch up. It's an amusing trailer overall, so give it a look and let us know what you think. Also, what do you suggest be their next Honest Trailer?

-Larissa Mrykalo

Monday, December 8, 2014

Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis Cast in Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens'

Photo courtesy Fox via THR
It looks like a lot of screaming will be done in the fall of 2015. Not only will MTV be airing a reboot of "Scream" but Ryan Murphy is bringing us a 15-episode horror/comedy anthology series called "Scream Queens." The series order was announced in October and now we have two leading ladies cast. Appropriately, one is an iconic scream queen herself.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "American Horror Story" alum and current 'Freak Show' cast member, Emma Roberts and horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis will star in the hour-long "horrody" Fox series that will premiere next fall. Character details are being kept hidden but THR learned that the first season will be "revolving around a college campus that's rocked by a series of murders." Sounding a lot like American Horror Story,  "New settings and storylines will be featured in subsequent seasons of the anthology series."

Murphy caused some controversy when this was announced when he stated,“We hope to create a whole new genre — comedy-horror — and the idea is for every season to revolve around two female leads. We’ve already begun a nationwide search for those women, as well as 10 other supporting roles, and we’re very grateful to [Fox TV Group chairmen and CEOs] Dana [Walden] and Gary [Newman] for their enthusiastic support.” Why controversial? Comedy-horror is far from a "whole new genre" but hey, we'll give it a watch and report back on just how fresh an idea this series might be.

Let us know what you think of the idea behind the series and the casting news. We'll keep you posted on any further developments, including the premiere date.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Sunday, December 7, 2014

SNL Gets Geriatric with 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Parody

This week's "Saturday Night Live" not only featured James Franco but also their take on waking up the force. In an alliance between the new and (very) old, the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer got the SNL treatment.

Han orders the early bird special, Leia gets frustrated with all the crazy new-fangled technology in her world, Luke attends to the disturbance in the force with his kick ass lightsaber walker and Lando sure as hell doesn't think he should have to do chores in his cape. Overall, it's pretty damn funny so give it a watch and let us know what you think.

-Larissa Mrykalo