Theodoros II | 25 Halloween Movies For Those Who Can’t Handle Horror Films
So what happens if just the thought of horror movies and graphic scenes of violence make you nearly pass out from the gore and fear? We have the solution to your problem; here are 25 amazing Halloween movies that combine humor with horror in the most joyful, cheerful way possible.
Now this is a list I can get behind. Below are some of the highlights in case you don’t want to go through the whole list. Happy Halloween!
- Corpse Bride
- Monster House
- Hocus Pocus
Dennis Upkins | Comicbook.com
Variety reports that Bay is in preliminary discussions to direct Paramount’s 13 Hours. Based on actual events, the story recounts the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya, on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11.
While Transformers: Age of Extinction has banked more than $1 billion worldwide, the 49-year-old director recently announced that he wanted to pursue other projects.
“I have a lot of stories to tell,” Bay said. “And it’s about flexing new muscles.”
I wouldn’t get your hopes up. He said the same thing about doing a fourth Transformers movie, but that happened anyway.
And I’m sure he’ll handle Benghazi with about as much grace as you’d expect.
As for the future of the Transformers franchise, fans have little to worry about. At this point, the formula has been pretty much nailed down, so any director who takes the reigns will find it easy to carry on what’s made the franchise such a consistent success at the box office.
It would take a franchise-killer director like Shyamalan to mess this up.
Daniel Roberts | Fortune
In 2013 his movies made some $1.3 billion worldwide—more than any other actor’s movies that year, period. (It helped that he was in four.) Johnson has a tendency to pick up existing franchises and make them his. The second G.I. Joe film took in $376 million worldwide; the first, without Johnson, made $74 million less.
Journey 2 grossed almost $100 million more than its predecessor. In the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast Five, which introduced his character, Hobbs, earned nearly twice what the previous movie made.
Easily the best analysis I’ve ever read on one of the world’s most interesting actors, who went from poverty to pro wrestling, and then to Hollywood. One of the best cases for Johnson’s rise to success is how he promotes his own movies on social media, which in turn convinces studios that he’s a solid hire (and proven talent).
This is a piece that is definitely worth your time, no matter what you already think about Dwayne Johnson.
In case you want to do some binge watching leading up to the May release of Age of Ultron.
Now if you want to be incredibly inclusive and stretch out beyond the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), you could always start with Howard the Duck and then blaze through the Blade, X-Men, Spider-Man, Punisher, Daredevil, and Fantastic Four movies. Not that you would want to.
It’ll probably be years before another movie becomes my favorite choice for Halloween movie night. And Good Bad Flicks does a good job here with pointing out some of the little-known nods in the movie that make it so excellent.
Unfortunately, they don’t get everything right. You’ll notice that some of the references pointed out are a bit of a stretch. And some aren’t mentioned at all. Still, it’s a fun video.
Gal Gadot will play the Amazonian.
Rich Johnston | Bleeding Cool
I have been informed by those who have seen the greenlit treatment that the film will spends the first half on Paradise Island with warring Amazon factions vying for control.
An arrival of a man on the island changes that status quo, as he asks the Amazons for help. Not necessarily Steve Trevor either…
Because when Wonder Woman joins him on his return to the world of Man, we all discover that it is the 1920s. And the film will then show Diana exploring that world – a world where women have only just got the vote – from her… unique perspective.
He also mentions that the sequel (if it happens) would take place in the 30s and 40s, during World War II, and a third film could possibly take place during the modern day with the Justice League.
It’s not a bad premise. Slightly different from the Wonder Woman TV show, but still unique and adaptive for a new audience. Let’s just hope it really is the Wonder Woman movie fans have earned.
James Eng | NBC News
Wearing Google Glass at the movies never was cool to begin with, and now it’s official: You can’t use the smart eyewear inside theaters. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners on Wednesday said they were officially banning the use of Glass and other wearable recording devices in the cinema as part of an updated “anti-theft policy.” The MPAA has said the movie industry loses billions of dollars a year due to piracy.
Didn’t realize Google Glass was being misused this way, especially due to the high price tag ($1500 a pop). But the move makes perfect sense as we enter an age in which it’s easier than ever to rip off the people who make our movies.
That said, I wonder how (and if) movie theater ushers will enforce this. In those dark theaters, telling Google Glass apart from normal eyeglasses could be a challenge, even if you are tech savvy to know what they look like. The glow could be a giveaway, though.