While History of the World Part I might be the most obvious Mel Brooks movie to get a sequel (of course, there being only one of those is part of the joke), Spaceballs has aged incredibly well. Not only is science fiction huge in movies again, but the same franchises lampooned in that film are back in a big way. And…
Fairy tales are so tired right now. They can’t keep up with all the reimaginings and spinoffs and mashups and modern takes. In the realm where the Platonic manifestations of fairy tales live, they’re just begging for a break. And yet...
There's been a deluge of live-action adaptations of classic animated films lately. Some have been pretty great, some have been flawed... and some have been best forgotten. But there's still a slew of them on the horizon. Here's our ranking of the upcoming live-action adaptations, according to which is most doomed.
I remember always being a little intimidated by MGM's Leo the Lion logo as a kid (big cat! the roar!) so whenever I see the roaring lion logo pop up these days, it always gives me a tinge of nostalgia that no other movie studio logo does for me. It's also the logo that has probably changed least over its nearly 100…
According to Deadline, MGM and Paramount are trying to woo Tom Hiddleston into starring in the latest remake of Ben-Hur. Well, he certainly has experience in both big-budget action films and in historical epics set in Rome. Just at the start of this year, he was in the Donmar Playhouse's production of Coriolanus.
The latest in proof that Hollywood is out of ideas is MGM's dogged pursuit of remaking the 1983 classic WarGames. To which we say: Stop it.
Add another example to the ongoing trend of short films being expanded to full length features — back in April we featured this terrifying short movie Abe, about a robot who becomes a serial killer. Now MGM is turning it into a full-length creepfest.
Just a few weeks after adding slews of Paramount titles to its catalog of streaming movies, Amazon Prime is getting even better. You can now watch hundreds of MGM movies and TV shows on Amazon Instant Video. New titles include The Silence of the Lambs, Dances with Wolves, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, and Stargate…
I'm sure that there are any number of financial, municipal, even ethical reasons why MGM Resorts International shouldn't be allowed to implode the 27-story Harmon Tower before it's hosted a single guest. Counterpoint: BOOOOOOOM. BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM.
What is better than a double back flip performed by one motorcycle stuntman? The same aerial maneuver performed by two stuntmen at the same time, side-by-side.
MGM's financial troubles are keeping at least three long-awaited follow-ups in development hell: Darren Aranofsky's RoboCop, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, and Sam Mendes' James Bond movie. There's only one solution: combine them into one blockbuster movie. Here's how!
On August 16, 1930, some eight years after he created Mickey Mouse for Walt Disney, animator Ub Iwerks debuted his newest cartoon, Fiddlesticks. It was the first to combine sound and color, setting the course for the entire animation industry.
Netflix has reached an agreement with Epix to include films from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM Studios as part of its Watch Instantly offerings, starting September 1. The films will be available on Netflix only 90 days after their pay TV debuts.
Netflix is actively pursuing an exclusive online streaming deal with startup pay-TV channel Epix—a move that would mean access to powerhouse studios Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM. Netflix will reportedly pay around $1 billion for the five-year deal.
While we're not sure where the money is coming from, rumors are circulating cash-strapped MGM is quietly trying to develop a movie adaptation of the classic series The Outer Limits with the Saw franchise writers. Bring on the Zantis! [Variety]
Joss Whedon's The Cabin In The Woods should have been released months ago, but then it was delayed until early next year because MGM wanted to convert it to 3-D. Now we're hearing that because MGM is $4 billion in debt and nobody wants to be its new CEO, this film may be stuck in release-schedule hell. (Yes, this is…
Since the producers of the next Daniel Craig James Bond film put the brakes on their production due to the financial woes of MGM, people are already beginning to speculate on a full-fledged reboot. And they're betting on Sam Worthington.
Rumors are swirling around Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro's Hobbit. Have MGM's financial troubles pushed back The Hobbit's production even more? Will we ever get something better than the 70s cartoon?
Could Darren Aronofsky's RoboCop reboot be left to rust? Rumor has it that in the wake of Avatar's success, the up-for-sale MGM doesn't want to greenlight Aronofsky's RoboCop vision unless he's willing to make it in 3-D. And he's not.
Never mind the Terminator franchise - the entire MGM studio and back catalog is up for sale, meaning that anyone with a few billion dollars can finally make that Capricorn One remake they've been dreaming of.