It’s Too Bad That Audience Pictures Like Ultraman: Rising Will Barely Be Seen in Theaters | MZS

“Ultraman: Rising” is what the old-time studio bosses used to call “an audience picture”–meaning you get a lot more out of it if you see it with an audience. Especially the audience for which it was designed: in this case, young children who like watching baby creatures act like misbehaving baby humans, and adults who game for a … Read more

‘Shrek 2’ Was One of the Biggest Movies in Theaters Last Weekend

A Shrek is back in the weekend box-office charts. What year is this?!? Last I looked, it is still 2024. But in mid-April 2024, one of the ten most popular movies in theaters was Shrek 2, the second of four bizarrely popular Shrek animated movies from DreamWorks. This movie first debuted in theaters in 2004, making 2024 its … Read more

The Mummy Is Returning to Theaters For Its 25th Anniversary

The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz is somehow 25 years old (ugh) and it is returning to theaters to celebrate this big anniversary (yay). The action-filled reboot of the classic Universal Monsters franchise debuted in theaters in 1999 and became a surprise hit. It cemented Fraser’s status as a Hollywood leading man and was … Read more

An Epic Nine-Movie ‘Star Wars’ Marathon Is Coming to Theaters

All nine Star Wars Episodes are returning to theaters — together — for one epic marathon. This year in honor of Star Wars Day (AKA May the 4th), the nine films in the “Skywalker Saga” of Star Wars will play in movie theaters. The films will be shown in chronological order — meaning they’ll start with the first prequel, The Phantom … Read more

All 8 Live-Action ‘Spider-Man’ Movies Are Returning to Theaters

Every single Sony live-action Spider-Man film — including the adventures of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland — are returning to movie theaters this spring. That includes eight titles spanning 20 years of comic-book movie history. All of these Spider-Man movies are available on a variety of formats. You can get DVDs or Blu-rays, and they … Read more

‘The Cat in the Hat’ Animated Movie Coming to Theaters

The Cat in the Hat is becoming a new movie — this one animated. Warner Bros. announced today they were remaking the classic Dr. Seuss children’s story, this time as a big-budget animated movie. Bill Hader will voice the title character; the cast of the film also includes Abbott Elementary’s Quinta Brunson, Saturday Night Live’s Bowen Yang, Doctor Strange … Read more

‘Salem’s Lot’ Skipping Theaters, Heading Straight to Streaming

Stephen King fans hoping to see the new Salem’s Lot film on a big screen better hope they own a large television. The movie, which was first announced way back in 2019 and has remained unreleased until now, is going to bypass theaters entirely and go straight to streaming. King’s seminal vampire book has been adapted once before, as … Read more

Part Two’ Has Already Outgrossed ‘Dune’ in U.S. Theaters

After only a week in theaters, Dune: Part Two has already grossed more in domestic release than the first Dune did. The new sequel — technically the second half of the first film by director Denis Villeneuve based on the Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune — has already grossed $111 million in the United States in one week. The first film, … Read more