He's saved the "Fast and the Furious" and "Jumanji" franchises, but can Dwayne Johnson break the box-office video-game curse?
Paris Hilton took us back to a notorious 2006 moment that prompts us to recount other iconic pop culture moments over the last decade.
From superheroes to Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to "Seinfeld" accessories, we've got suggestions for everyone on your nice list.
"Battlefront II" just dropped a new trailer for the EA game out next month and its single player story mode actually takes place from the perspective of the Imperial forces.
Game publisher EA decides not to move forward with third-person adventure game set in the galaxy far, far away.
Perceived Academy Award front-runner makes a seamless transition to old-style arcade game in lighthearted parody clip from Cinefix
Jason Momoa may be intimidating, but he says he’s a pretty nice guy. Jason Momoa is human after all! The 37-year-old actor might be one of television’s most intimidating tough guys, but even he gets starstruck in front of his idols. “[Tom] said, ‘That’s a cute baby,’ and I just stared at him and I’m like ‘da da da …’ I couldn’t talk because it was Tom Waits! He means a lot to me so I was having a little trouble talking.” Though he looks back at the memory fondly, Momoa joked that it wasn’t his most composed moment in life.
Tom Brady, Dwight Freeney, Rob Gronkowski, LeGarrette Blount, and Marshawn Lynch joined Conan for the third annual Super Bowl edition of Clueless Gamer.
Having conquered comic books and movies, Marvel Entertainment is turning its collective attention to video games, announcing a new multi-year, multi-game partnership with Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider publisher Square Enix Thursday morning.
Francis Ford Coppola has launched a Kickstarter to transform his classic 1979 Joseph Conrad-meets-Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now into a “psychological horror RPG” that’ll put you on the hunt for the renegade Col. Kurtz. Today, I’m joined by new daredevils, a team who want to make an interactive version of Apocalypse Now, where you are Capt. Benjamin Willard amidst the harsh backdrop of the Vietnam War. Coppola also posted a first look at prototype images from the game, echoing iconic images from the film.
The most iconic female video-game character ever is having a birthday. Tomb Raider‘s Lara Croft, the puzzle-solving, weapons-wielding archeologist with an uncanny knack for falling into supernatural adventures, turns 20 this year. To mark the auspicious anniversary, game publisher Square Enix is releasing a tricked-out updated version of the last Tomb Raider installment, Rise of the Tomb Raider, on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander, who grew up a fan of the game, will be suiting up for a film reboot arriving in 2018.
With the release of the latest round of Star Wars merchandise set for this year’s so-called “ Rogue Friday” (riffing on last year’s Force Friday) on Sept. 30, Yahoo Movies is looking back at movie merchandise through the years . In today’s fourth installment, writer Ethan Alter looks back on movie-related goods gone awry. __________________________ Ever since George Lucas’s foundational blockbuster Star Wars proved that the Force is strong with tie-in movie merchandise, audiences have been able to follow their favorite big-budget spectacles directly from the multiplex to the toy store. But not all blockbusters ? nor toy lines ? are created equal. While action figures modeled after such citizens of that far, far away galaxy as Han Solo, Amidala, Kylo Ren, and Jyn Erso are always guaranteed to fly off the shelves, some toys are destined to sit there gathering dust. Maybe the movies they were based on played to empty theaters, while everyone saw The Force Awakens for the gazillionth time. Or maybe, just maybe, the toys themselves desperately needed more time in the plastic incubator from whence they emerged. With spiffy new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys arriving this week, we look back at some of the biggest merchandising misfires in contemporary movie history. And as you’ll see, even a mighty brand name like Star Wars can take a major toy-related tumble now and then.
Could video game movies be the next big thing, like comic book movies?
With every movie studio and TV network milking this superhero thing, it may be easy to miss that five video game movies are coming out this year.
Graham Goring, lead story designer at TT Games, on the process of adding to Star Wars mythology, the importance of background characters, and how surreal it can be to work with your childhood heroes
Although probably faithful enough to appease hardcore fans of the game franchise it’s based on, animated feature represents a resolutely middling effort when compared to other cartoon films on the market.
In a podcast last week, as he was offering his critique of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, inveterate comic nerd Kevin Smith noted something about the performance of Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader: “He moved the way that Batman moves and fights … [it was] the best cinematic presentation of Batman fighting you’ve ever seen in a movie. It looked like the video game, almost.” Smith was onto something with that tossed-off remark, something that explains the polarized reaction to film. Batman v Superman is more relatable as a video game.