Oblivion IMAX Poster Shows Tom Cruise Staring Off Into The Abyss

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For a movie like Oblivion, you’re either with it or you’re not. It’s looking to be the first major blockbuster of 2013 that doesn’t involve James Franco wearing a top hat. So even if this isn’t your particular brand of sci-fi tea, you’ll have to put up with it as it rakes in all that Tom Cruise cash that Jack Reacher forgot to keep earning.

A lot of that money is going to come from the Oblivion‘s IMAX release, which the film was pretty much intended for, as this featurette explained. So it makes absolute sense that it would also get an IMAX-exclusive poster, as seen above. A poster that I’m sure inspired many people to holler out, “Jump! Jump!”


Prometheus Co-Writer Will Reboot Disney’s The Black Hole

The Black HoleYears before Paul W.S. Anderson jumped the proverbial shark with his mostly stellar second feature, Event Horizon, Disney did the whole “we found a possibly empty ship floating around a black hole in the middle of space” story when they released the aptly titled The Black Hole in 1979, cashing in on the cinematic space adventure craze that Star Wars revolutionized. Well, even though one good turn does not, in fact, always deserve another, one is coming anyway.

Walt Disney Pictures is planning a reboot/remake of The Black Hole, and have signed screenwriter Jon Spaihts to rewrite a screenplay that was first worked on by Travis Beacham, who co-wrote the highly anticipated Pacific Rim with Guillermo Del Toro. Spaihts was also partially responsible for another sci-fi film with ridiculously lofty expectations attached to it: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Luckily, we know that Damon Lindelof had a lot to do with fucking that up, so perhaps Spaihts’ talent will shine just a little brighter for this project.

Speaking of bright, however, Spaihts was also responsible for the “these bright lights are actually aliens” thriller The Darkest Hour, so we’re keeping our reservations stockpiled on this one.


In the Flesh Will Debut On BBC America This Summer

In the FleshNow that The Walking Dead is in between seasons — instead of just in between different halves of a single season — we’re going to need something to keep our undead fixation in check. And while we’ve given quite a bit of coverage to the recently completed BBC zombie miniseries In the Flesh, the show hasn’t actually aired in America yet. But instead of throwing a bunch of tea in the river and complaining about it, we’ve just been waiting patiently until word dropped on when we’d get to see the show ourselves. I may have thrown a pack of tea on the ground though. Just one.

BBC America announced today that In the Flesh will shamble onto American soil on August 3, 2013, four fucking months from now. I suppose I could be grateful that the show is playing here at all, and that I’m not forced to go down some dangerous back alley — i.e. one of many different websites — in order to get a bootleg copy of the airings. But I’m still a tad peeved about it. I guess I need some kind of…anger management, right? Oh wait, the show is about zombie rehabilitation, not anger management. Scratch that.


Movie Review: Jurassic Park Is Just As Thrilling As You Remember, And The 3D Doesn’t Hurt

jurassic-park-3dWhat is there to say about Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park? Well, considering that this is the 20th anniversary re-release of one of the most popular movies of the 1990s, there’s not much to say that already hasn’t been said about this classic film. Jurassic Park is a genuinely great movie! The film still works as a great piece of popcorn cinema that doesn’t have to sacrifice its brain for thrilling chase and action sequences. There is a new digital restoration and 3D up-conversion worth talking about, which doesn’t hurt the overall film and experience, but does very little to enhance it either.

Steven Spielberg changed the way movies were made and marketed with the release of Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark in the 1970s and ’80s. In more recent years, the quality of his films Spielberg has taken a slight dip, but with the release of Jurassic Park, Spielberg re-invented himself as a smarter and more technically savvy director than his contemporaries. The movie landscape has changed a lot since Jurassic Park‘s release in 1993, with the advent of more powerful computer technology and the general lowering of audience expectations. But Jurassic Park is as timeless as ever.


Falling Skies Cast Teases Season 3 And Mega-Mechs

Falling SkiesTNT’s Falling Skies has been a maddeningly uneven affair, occasionally showing a flash of brilliance but mostly content to coast along the path of least resistance. That said, the series did leave off on a promising note with last year’s season finale, which introduced a new alien species into the war between humanity and the invaders, suggesting that there may be a much bigger conflict going on beyond our homeworld. The cast of the series put in an appearance at WonderCon last week, and provided a few hints of what is to come, including “mega-mechs.” Alright, you have my attention…

The new alien introduced in the final scene of last season will unsurprisingly play a big part of season three, and we reported previously that he/it is being played by the lanky Doug Jones (Abe Sapien in Hellboy, the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth). The new alien visitor will present himself as an ally for the humans, but there’s no telling if his true motivations are as altruistic as they appear to be. Either way, the Second Mass. has an ally who knows the Skitters better than they do, and that allows them to up their game in trying to rescue as many harnessed kids as possible. In response, the Skitters bring in their big guns: the aforementioned “mega-mechs.” As writer/exec producer Remi Aubuchon puts it, “They’ve become so desperate they’ve brought out the Mega-Mechs which are not to be messed with.”


Brad Pitt Lets Fly In This World War Z Poster


For good or ill, Brad Pitt’s zombie actioner World War Z is going to swarm theaters on June 21st. A new poster gives you a glimpse of the mayhem caused by a worldwide undead pandemic.

This latest one sheet shows Pitt’s character, a U.N. worker named Gerry Lane, looking down on a devastated city engulfed in flames and chaos. Though he’s supposed to be deeply affected by what he witnesses, you can’t help but ask the question: is he peeing? Because it looks a little like he’s taking a whiz. That’s no way to put out the fires, there are far too many of them, and I don’t care how big your bladder is, it isn’t that big. It doesn’t even look like he’s trying to save the world; he’s just watching it burn.