Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, and Luke Evans Team Up For a Netflix Superhero Project Called SUPER-NORMAL

Josh Gad has a new superhero project that he's been shopping around Hollywood called Super-Normal and it just landed at Netflix. He will star in the project alongside Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans. He previously worked with both actors on Murder on the Orient Express and Beauty and the Beast. They make for a pretty radical cast!

The movie is being written by brothers Aaron and Jordan Kandell, who previously worked on Disney's Moana. There are no plot details, but THR says, "Super-Normal is intended to be a character-driven, subversive take on a genre that Hollywood and the rest of the world loves too much."

With Gad being the brains behind the series, there's no doubt this will end up being a fun comedic twist on the superhero genre. 

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Confirmed to Be The Longest STAR WARS Film Yet!

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A couple months ago it was rumored that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be the longest Star Wars film ever released. That rumor has now been confirmed by director Rian Johnson who says the full runtime is 2 hours 30 minutes long! That's a long movie, my friends. That's getting into Lord of the Rings territory, and it certainly gets me excited! The reveal came from a press conference in France where the director was promoting the film and the info was tweeted out:

The original three films in the trilogy are the shortest in the saga, with Star WarsThe Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi being the shortest with the runtimes of 121 minutes, 124 minutes and 132 minutes. 

I'm ok with a long Star Wars movie! As long as the story is engaging and we are enjoying the experience it doesn't matter. I'm sure once the movie ends some of the hardcore fans, like myself, will be wishing it was even longer!

What do you all think about The Last Jedi clocking in at 2 hours and 30 minutes?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15, 2017. To catch up on all of our Star Wars: The Last Jedi news, and to watch the most recent promo spot for the film, click here.

MoviePass Offers $6.95/Month Subscription Price For New Customers

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This year MoviePass made an offer that seemed like the deal of the century, and WAY too good to be true: $10 a month to see one movie a day at the theaters. But now, three months after that big announcement MoviePass is already offering up a new deal: an up-front annual subscription of $89.95, which breaks down to about $6.95 a month. But how much of a discount is it really?

This MoviePass annual subscription is a limited-time promotion that will last 12 months, according to the website. The only way to get the $6.95/month deal is to pay $89.95 up front, plus a $6.55 processing fee. MoviePass says “Once your year is up, your plan will convert back into your $9.95 a month. Offer valid until it’s not. Limit two per household."

And if you're already a subscriber, the service says you can change to the annual plan for 12 months, after which the subscription will revert to the $9.95 per month plan. According to the MoviePass, the annual plan is the only one available to new subscribers, who can’t subscribe to the monthly $9.95 plan until the limited offer expires. And you can cancel the service whenever you want, but the site says "There are no refunds for the remaining unused time on your plan. If you change your mind, you will not be able to set up a new account for nine months."

A few months ago I signed up for the plan shortly after they announced the $9.95 per month service price. I was pretty skeptical, but after a few weeks I was completely sold. I made this short video explaining how to sign up and how the whole thing works. I also explain the few catches and problems I have experienced with the service.  I highly recommend MoviePass, and especially now with this HUGE drop in price.

How THE INCREDIBLES Should Have Ended – What if Mr. Incredible Had Accepted Buddy

In The Incredibles, Mr. Incredible turns down Buddy’s help which then leads Buddy to become the supervillain, Syndrome. Syndrome then goes on to hurt and potentially kill many people in his quest for revenge against Mr. Incredible. The team over at How It Should Have Ended gave this incredible movie their attention and showed what could’ve happened had Mr. Incredible teamed up with Buddy. I think my favorite part is the eyepiece that looks like a scouter from Dragon Ball Z. Do you think Mr. Incredible should’ve accepted little Buddy’s help?

Toho is Developing Two Anime Sequels to GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS

Toho's Godzilla: Monster Planet anime is set to stream on Netflix today November 17th. It looks really good, and I'm excited to check it out. Turns out, this is only the first film in a trilogy of Godzilla anime films that Toho plans on making! According to Variety, they are developing two sequels.

The first sequel is called Godzilla: Battle Mobile Breeding City, and it takes place in "a dark future in which surviving humans battle a Godzilla who has ruled the Earth for the past 20,000 years."  Oh yeah, it will also feature Machagodzilla! A Godzilla robot doppelganger who first appeared in the 1974 Ishiro Honda film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. That's going to be awesome! 

There's also some teaser art that you can see below that feature a group of humans standing in front of a massive mecha-like structure. That movie is set to open in May of next year. There are no details on the third film that they are developing yet. 

As a long-time fan of Godzilla, this is exciting and I can't wait to see how this trilogy of Godzilla anime films end up playing out.

Awesome New TV Spot For STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI! – “Kylo Failed You… I Won’t”

Lucasfilm has released a brand new promo spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and it's got some more new footage that you have to see! The first couple trailers for the film made us believe that Rey might be joining the dark side and fighting against Luke Skywalker with its clever editing. But, this new spot features Rey talking to Luke Skywalker saying, "Kylo failed you... I won't."

This is obviously Rey's attempt to convince Luke to train her in the ways of The Force and she wants him to know that she won't betray him like Kylo did. But! Who knows what will happen with her as the story plays out! What if she actually does end up betraying Luke in the end!? Holy shit! That would seriously suck for Luke after opening himself up to her. It would be his worst nightmare come true... again! 

Will Luke be making a big mistake training Rey? I guess we'll just have to wait and see, and I can't wait! We only have less than a month to go! The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15th!

Bill Murray’s Classic Comedy STRIPES is Being Developed as a TV Series

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Another classic film from the 80s is getting a series adaptation! This time, CBS is developing a show based on Bill Murray and Harold Ramis' comedy Stripes. I love that movie! I just recently watched it again last month and it's one of those movies that still makes me laugh! Variety offers the following details:

Like the film, the series will follow a perennial rebellious outsider who finally finds his purpose in life when he joins the US military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics. The original 1981 film starred Bill Murray in the lead role with Harold Ramis playing his best friend and Ivan Reitman directing. It grossed over $85 million during its theatrical run.

You won't see any of the original cast come back for the series, but the director of the original film, Ivan Reitman, will helm and produce it, so that's pretty cool! The series will be written and executive produced by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger. They are best known for their work as the sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U’Know.

With that team of talent developing the series, there's a good chance that this series might actually turn out good! But, there is no way in hell they will cast anyone who will be as funny as Billy Murray!

We Might Get that AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Trailer in Early December

As the year comes quickly to a close one can't help but wonder if we'll be getting a teaser or trailer soon for the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. Some screenshots for the film surfaced yesterday. Now, according to journalist Jeremy Conrad, a former IGN employee, the early awaited trailer will arrive in the early December.

We don't know exactly how early, but it will most likely play before the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it releases in the US on December 15th.

Sony Wins The Rights To Quentin Tarantino’s 1969 Manson Family Film

After an intense bidding war that apparently involved all major studios but Disney, Deadline reports that Sony has landed the rights to Quentin Tarantino's final film set in 1969 with the Manson Family murders used as a backdrop to his story. Already big names like Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise are in talks to star in the feature.

As for why the bidding war was so intense, there's definitely a combination of things happening here.

  1. It's Quentin Tarantino's last film (supposedly)
  2. Widespread reports are coming out that Charles Manson is on his deathbed.

Take that latter news and you're going to have a bidding war regardless of who the director is. In fact, I would be surprised if this was the only piece of media we saw about Manson in development in the near future. 

Right now Tarantino's film is eyeing a 2019 release, are you already psyched to see it, or are you going to wait for more details on this one?

This Fantastically Charming Sci-Fi Short Film ORBIT EVER AFTER Has a Very Terry Gilliam-Style Vibe

Orbit Ever After is wonderfully told sci-fi short film about taking crazy risks for love... in space. The short follows a young man named Nigel, who is played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones and the Maze Runner), who ends up falling in love. But, as the story description says, "when you live in orbit, aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk-averse family imaginable, it isn't easy to follow your heart - especially when the girl of your dreams is spinning around earth the wrong way!"

The film comes from writer and director Jamie Magnus Stone and I absolutely loved how the story played out. It a fantastically imaginative short and I really dug the visual style! I liked how everything was so grungy and makeshift. It has a very Terry Gilliam-style vibe to it and added on to the uniqueness of the story that the film told. I really hope you take the time to watch this, you'll really enjoy it!