The Marvel Cinematic Universe allows for crowd-pleasing cameos every time out. Characters from one franchise can cross-pollinate into another, connecting any movie to more strongly to the greater MCU and giving audiences treats to chew on between CGI mega-action.
Next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man don't skimp on the cameos.
SPOILERS, obviously, for anybody who would rather be surprised by just who pops up in these two films, but three big cameos in the last two movies of Phase Two have been revealed.
The good news for fans is that character's second crack at life on the big screen now has a screenwriter.
The potentially less-good news is that said screenwriter's most recent credit is the recent remake of RoboCop.
For the last several years, one syllable has been synonymous with horror cinema: Blum.
Blumhouse Productions has been behind the spookiest, most suspenseful genre films to hit the multiplex in recent memory, from the Paranormal Activity series to each chapter of Insidious on through The Purge and its sequel, as well as Sinister, and the current box office hit Ouija.
So when IAR was invited to the Blumhouse offices for a major announcement from founder, CEO, and producer Jason Blum on the night before Halloween, of course our own John Rocco was there for the news.
Blum didn't disappoint, declaring that Blumhouse is partnering with Doubleday and Vintage to launch Blumhouse Books, the first tome from which will be a collection of short stories by some of the biggest players in contemporary horror filmmaking.
The first teaser trailer for Furious 7 is now doing donuts online, squealing across the online asphalt and proving without a doubt that there's still plenty of mileage left in the Fast & Furious franchise.
The short version: This trailer is absolutely outstanding.
With potential moviegoers too busy trick or treating, multiplexes across the continent were quiet this weekend.
Halloween fell on a Friday this year, so movies didn't really stand a chance, but slow business allowed Nightcrawler to claim the top spot at the domestic box office.
The teaser trailer for Ex Machina is every shade of promising, confidently building suspense as it swings between an erotic, isolated drama, and a scifi thriller about truth, lies, A.I., and the nature of humanity.
Ex Machina appears to be a loaded little film buoyed by two tremendous performances by Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson, both of whom star in next year's Star Wars: Episode VII.
Not to be outdone, Alicia Vikander is poised to steal Ex Machina right out from underneath her two outstanding co-stars, playing Ava, a sexy robot who is both more and less than meets the eye.
No ifs, ands, or buts about it: Wonder Woman is getting her own solo movie.
The world's most famous and longest-standing superheroine smashes through the cinematic glass ceiling in theaters on June 23, 2017, more than a year before Marvel Studios finally lets a female hero take center stage with Captain Marvel in 2018.
Since Gal Gadot is being introduced as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, everybody's made certain assumptions about what a Wonder Woman movie will look like.
Those assumptions may have been way off the mark.
After half a decade of false starts and failed attempts, a movie version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has risen from the grave.
Don't believe us?
There's now phototgraphic evidence: an official still from the production showing the Bennet sisters of Jane Austen's 1813 novel ready to kick some undead ass.
If yesterday's first official look at Terminator: Genisys had you worried, we've got bad news: nothing in this bumper crop of pictures and little details are unlikely to restore your confidence.
A new poster makes it clear that Foxcatcher is gunning for awards season glory.