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The Quarantine Stream: ‘Ghost Town’ Makes Ricky Gervais Endearing in a RomCom from ‘Spider-Man’ Writer

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Ghost Town Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime The Pitch: After a near-death experience during a routine colonoscopy, people-hating dentist Bertrum Pincus (Ricky Gervais) is shocked to discover […]

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E3 Faces an Uncertain Future as Publishers Pull Away from Gaming Event — Analysis

For years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, has been the video game industry’s most important annual event. The weeklong trade fair, typically held in Los Angeles and attended by thousands of retailers and journalists, serves as a gathering where video game publishers reveal their upcoming titles and new hardware.Like most other large conventions, E3 […]

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Writer David Koepp Had Different Plans For Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ Trilogy & “Bailed” When Offered ‘Amazing’

The original “Spider-Man” films are an interesting case study in early-to-mid-2000s superhero storytelling. The first film, directed by Sam Raimi, is largely responsible for the superhero resurgence that we are experiencing today, building off the ‘Matrix’-inspired “X-Men” film from 2000 and injecting a comic book tone both in the story and visuals, leading to record-breaking […]

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‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ Trailer: Video Game Sequel Swings Onto PlayStation 5

During today’s PlayStation 5 announcement, Sony and Insomniac Games officially revealed the first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the highly-anticipated video game sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man. Watch Miles swing into action below. Spider-Man Miles Morales Trailer In 2018, Insomniac Games released Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4, and it quickly established itself as one […]

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How ‘Twister’ Beat ‘Mission: Impossible’ at the 1996 Box Office and Transformed Movie Marketing

Jan de Bont’s 1996 “Twister” (Warner Bros.) is more than a cinematic guilty pleasure. Produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin, the tornado-chase thriller shattered box office records at the time. The marketing triumph not only influenced the way future trailers were crafted, but much like Marvel’s “Spider-Man” in 2002, “Twister” showed Hollywood that you could jumpstart […]

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Sam Raimi Casually Confirms He’s Directing ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

We’ve known since February that “Evil Dead” and “Spider-Man” trilogy director Sam Raimi will direct “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” but until now Raimi hasn’t confirmed the news publicly. But on Tuesday, speaking to Coming Soon, Raimi did just that.It came up during a chat about Raimi’s 2004 film “Spider-Man 2,” which focuses […]

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Untitled Spider-Man Spin-Off in the Works With ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Writer Roberto Orci

Sony is adding another solo movie to its Spider-Man universe. Sony has tapped The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writer Roberto Orci to pen an untitled Spider-Man spin-off film which would take place in the studio’s universe of Spider-Man-related titles like Venom and Morbius. The Wrap broke the news that Sony has tapped Roberto Orci, best known […]

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Superhero Bits: ‘The Batman’ Set Photos Revealed, J.J. Abrams Spider-Man Comics Delayed Again & More

When are the next issues of J.J. Abrams‘ Spider-Man comics coming out now? Want another look at concept art of Doctor Strange in Iron Man‘s armor? Who are the face-painted thugs in new set photos from The Batman? Which Batman v Superman star had no idea about The Snyder Cut of Justice League? Did you […]

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct ‘Doctor Strange 2’ (Exclusive)

Sam Raimi, who helped launch the modern superhero movie with 2002’s “Spider-Man,” is in talks to direct “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” for Marvel Studios, Variety has learned.Raimi replaces original director Scott Derrickson, who Variety reported on Jan. 9 had officially departed the project due to creative differences. Derrickson will remain as an […]

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