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The Mummy Inspired Daniel Radcliffe To Take On His The Lost City Role

Aaron and Adam Nee’s “The Lost City” recently made an unexpectedly large splash in theaters, earning over 170 million worldwide and generally pleasing critics. The film is about a romance author (Sandra Bullock) who only turned to writing archeology-themed smut when her interest and skill in genuine archeology was stymied by the death of her […]

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Alex Kurtzman Says ‘The Mummy’ Was “Brutal,” But “The Failure Rebuilt Him Into A Tougher, Clearer Filmmaker”

When it comes to recent Hollywood franchise failures, there’s none worse than Universal‘s short-lived Dark Universe and the film that sank it, Alex Kurtzman‘s 2017 film, “The Mummy.” And what a disaster that movie was. Critics reviled the film, audiences chose to keep going to “Wonder Woman” and the latest “Pirates Of The Caribbean” movie […]

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Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon Adds Rupert Friend And More To The Cast

The moon is really having its moment in the sun right now on streaming services. Not only are True Believers looking forward to Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight” on Disney+, but Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon” is currently in the works over at Netflix. Previously conceived as a “Star Wars” film inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai,” […]

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HBO Max’s Batgirl Movie Has Cast Ivory Aquino As Alysia Yeoh

In an exclusive newsbreak, Deadline has announced that the upcoming “Batgirl” movie has added Ivory Aquino to the cast, and those who speculated the character calling for “Alanna” was actually for the comic book character Alysia Yeoh have been proven correct. Aquino joins the cast which includes Leslie Grace (“In the Heights“), J.K. Simmons (“Spider-Man: […]

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Red Notice Review: Dwayne Johnson And Ryan Reynolds Bumble Through Netflix’s Glossy, Lifeless Action Movie

What can $200 million get you these days? How about an ultra-glossy, ultra-derivate action-adventure designed solely to launch a franchise? Netflix reportedly paid a small fortune for “Red Notice,” a new globe-hopping blockbuster featuring mega-stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, and they didn’t get their money’s worth. “Red Notice” is art by algorithm; a […]

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‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Frankenstein’ Top John Carpenter’s Favorite Halloween Films

Director John Carpenter has directed some of the most iconic horror films of all time. In fact, his 1978 feature “Halloween” is as synonymous with the spooky season as trick or treating. But what movies is Carpenter planning to watch this Halloween?Le Cinema Club, a curated streaming platform that screens one movie a week for […]

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‘Jungle Cruise’ Early Buzz Draws Favorable Comparisons to ‘The Mummy’ and ‘Romancing the Stone’

Jungle Cruise is the latest attempt to bring one of Disney’s trademark theme park rides to the big screen, and the studio is hoping it will follow in the footsteps of Pirates of the Caribbean. The good news is that the early reactions say the adventure starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt has the thrills […]

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Hear me out: why Deep Rising isn’t a bad movie

The latest in our series of writers defending movies hated by most is a plea to reconsider a boisterously entertaining B-movie horrorDeep Rising, Stephen Sommers’ second-best film, opened a year prior to The Mummy, his best film, and met dismissive poo-pooing from critics: “Alien meets Titanic”, read the negative notices. A couple of positive notices […]

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‘Shadow and Bone’ Creator Eric Heisserer on Why Universal’s Original Dark Universe Plan Bombed

The writing was on the walls in 2017 when “The Mummy,” the patient zero of Universal’s planned Dark Universe mega-franchise, bombed at the box office. With projected losses of nearly $100 million for Universal Pictures, the film failed to launch what was supposed to be a sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe analog for the studio. While […]

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