Universal pulls Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan's sci-fi movie Extinction from schedule

For the second time in a little more than a year, a movie studio has abruptly dropped a Michael Peña movie. Last time it was The Bringing, a movie that seemed kind of exploitative and never actually got filmed. Now it’s Extinction, which presumably did get filmed and was even set to come out on January 26, 2018, but…

Sorry War On Everyone, but it’s not the best time for a comedy about giddily corrupt cops

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One day, perhaps, murderously corrupt police officers will once again be a viable source of comedy. At this particular historical moment, however, a movie like War On Everyone has its work cut out for it. The very first scene attempts to get laughs from cops who deliberately run over a fleeing suspect, after he’s…

Original CHiPS star Erik Estrada is not loving the CHiPS reboot

Between 2012’s 21 Jump Street movie and the upcoming Baywatch movie, all the cool kids are rebooting popular television shows from the 1980s and 1990s as feature films. But while 21 Jump Street and Baywatch both brought back original cast members for cameos, but don’t get your hopes up for any in the upcoming CHiPS …

The first trailer for Dax Shepard’s CHiPs uses excessive farce

Because one nostalgic, self-aware movie reboot of a classic television property isn’t enough for 2017, here’s the trailer for CHiPs. Dax Shepard wrote and directed this take on the ’70s show, and assumes on the role of Jon Baker, originated by Liz Lemon crush Larry Wilcox. Shepard constructed a modern, explosion-heavy…

Michael Peña joins A Wrinkle In Time, along with everyone else in the universe

Michael Peña, who stole scenes during his turn as Scott Lang’s fellow thief pal Luis in the first Ant-Man movie, will have another chance to run away with the plot in Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time. According to the official Wrinkle In Time Twitter account, Peña has been cast as Red, and it’s pretty…

Murder On The Orient Express’ star-studded passenger list includes Michelle Pfeiffer

Over the summer, Variety broke the news that Angelina Jolie would not be taking part in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express, despite earlier reports that she was in talks. Well, turns out Branagh has found another regal actress to play the role of Mrs. Hubbard—that’s Michelle…

Lego Ninjago Movie cast includes Fred Armisen, Jackie Chan, and Dave Franco

The Ninjago line is one of Lego’s most popular brands, a fact that’s especially surprising given that it actually appeals more to real kids than the kids-at-heart who are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on some of the more ridiculous Star Wars Lego sets. There have been Ninjago video games, comics, board games,…

Michael Peña and Uzo Aduba in talks for My Little Pony

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ant-Man’s Michael Peña and Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba are in talks to join the cast of the My Little Pony movie. If the deals work out, their voices will be heard alongside Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, and the main cast—or “mane cast” if you want to be cute about it—of …

The worst and somewhat less worst commercials of Super Bowl 50

Erik Adams: Super Bowl 50 is already a dim memory fading from the American consciousness, a matchup between two marquee quarterbacks—one a rising star, the other likely playing the final game of his career—that was ultimately decided by defense. Even if the game broke the viewership records set by Super Bowl XLIX in…

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