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‘Fighting With My Family’ Film Review

There is something inherently enjoyable about seeing the underdog rise to the top of whatever industry serves as the fixation of their fantasies. This is why, despite inconsistent quality, people love watching Rocky movies so much. There is also a sense of comfort in how predictable the story is; with writers and directors throwing in ...

Universal Monster Movies Are Alive: ‘Invisible Man’ Finds Director

Remember when Universal announced the Dark Universe? A cinematic universe reviving classic Universal monster movies like Frankenstein and the creature from the black lagoon? Well, Universal has decided to completely shake up its plans for that universe. In an exclusive report from Variety, Universal has tabled the idea of an interconnected universe and is reassessing ...

Film Adaptation of Broadway Hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ in the Works at Universal

Dear Evan Hansen is getting the movie treatment! The Tony-winning musical, that took Broadway by storm last season, is on its way to the big screen as Universal has acquired the film rights to the musical. Stephen Chbosky, the director behind family film Wonder, is in early negotiations to direct. Steven Levenson is penning the script, having already ...

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Film Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes In Pacific Rim Uprising, Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) returns to the Pan-Pacific Defense Force after a long absence under uncomfortable circumstances.  He returns as a simple instructor but gets drawn into the secret plot to disrupt the peace experienced in the ten years since the franchise’s previous installment.  Along for ...

Bride of Frankenstein Remake Production Postponed

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes It seems that in the wake of The Mummy's poor critical reception and box office performance, Universal is taking the time to re-think the next film in the burgeoning franchise (though burgeoning may be the wrong word at this point).  Production on the Bride of Frankenstein was supposed to begin February ...

Jurassic World 2 has been Given a Subtitle

By: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Jurassic World's upcoming sequel has been given a subtitle, as revealed in a newly released poster, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  This title is an oddly apt choice, considering this film follows the collapse of the Jurassic World attraction in the franchise's previous entry.  While not many plot elements are known at ...

The Mummy Review

I’ll be the first to admit that I love the classic Universal Monster Movies. Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the original Mummy and so many more have shaped cinema into what it is today.  Much like every other film studio these days when it comes to old films, Universal decided to resurrect these classic ...

‘The Mummy’ Review Round-Up: Here’s What Critics Are Saying

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Universal Studios is back with a brand new Universal Monster Movie, The Mummy. The film is meant to be the kickoff for a cinematic universe centered around various other Universal monsters such as The Invisible Man, Dracula and The Bride of Frankenstein. The review embargo has finally be lifted for The Mummy so what ...

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