Middle Earth is so sprawling, complex, and detailed a fantasy world that it's easy to forget that it all sprang from the mind of one man.
While J.R.R. Tolkien's books have become blockbuster film trilogies, the author's life and the genesis of The Lord of the Rings has remained unexplored onscreen. That could change soon, as Fox Searchlight is developing a cinematic biography of the British author responsible for the finest work of high fantasy ever put to the page.
Spike Lee's Oldboy remake hits theaters nationwide in less than a week.
FilmDistrict is taking advantage of the wiggle room between now and November 27th by dropping two eye-catching new posters for the twisty thriller starring Josh Brolin.
Thanks to the phenomenal success of Marvel Studios, it's no longer enough for a studio to have a major superhero franchise.
Now, shared universes are the new hotness, True Believers, and it's looking likely that Sony Pictures is going to make hay with familiar Spider-Man characters in their own cinematic adventures.
The first clip from The Wolf of Wall Street excerpts a moment that has been featured in every trailer for Martin Scorsese's latest, but that doesn't take away from its enjoyability.
It does, after all, seem to exemplify the surreal comedic pleasures of this tale of financial misconduct, as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, and Jon Bernthal appraise their ability to secure massive sums of cash to the body of a leggy woman.
Like its indomitable hero, the Die Hard series has been beaten, bludgeoned, shot, and knocked around way past any reasonable point.
Yet, just like John McClane, the Die Hard franchise trucks on, whether we want it to or not.
Even after the forehead-slapper that was this year's A Good Day to Die Hard, another installment is virtually guaranteed at some point. Screenwriter Ben Trebilcook has revealed some of the big ideas and story details involved in his proposed Die Hard 6, aka Die Hardest.
There's a lot of testosterone running through the first trailer for David Ayer's Sabotage.
It's so manly that unless you're chomping on a cigar and lubing up an automatic weapon while watching, you might feel like a pansy by the end.
All the teaser poster for How to Train Your Dragon 2 needs to do in order to get goosebumps from fans is make sure that Hiccup and his dragon life-mate are accounted for.
And it does that oh-so well, pairing the grown-up hero and his Night Fury buddy, book looking ready to hit the skies.
A better headline for this one might be "Ben Stiller Leaps into Inaction."
Though this extended clip from next month's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty remake does indeed contain some vertiginous action and even an explosion, it's all in the overactive imagination of the title character.
The Man of Steel sequel we've all been calling Batman vs. Superman is not, in fact, titled Batman vs. Superman. At least not yet.
That's just what everyone from here to Timbuktu has been calling it for the sake of easy identification, what with it being a movie that pits Ben Affleck's Batman against Henry Cavill's Superman.
So if it's not necessarily going to be titled Batman vs. Superman, what will Zack Snyder's superhero slugfest be called? Warner Bros. has registered a boatload of domain names that may contain the winner.
Start your engines, ladies and gentlemen, because we finally know when Mad Max Rockatansky returns to theaters.
Mad Max: Fury Road, a reboot starring Tom Hardy as the Road Warrior originally played by Mel Gibson, is joining the maelstrom of sequels in summer 2015.