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“Tomb Raider” film reboot in the works, once again

“Tomb Raider” film reboot in the works, once again

Checking the Gate, Entertainment November 24, 2015 at 8:51 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin After more than five years in development, the “Tomb Raider” reboot has unearthed itself a director. Roar Uthaug, the director behind the Norwegian disaster drama “The Wave,” will direct MGM and Warner Bros.’s feature project that seeks to relaunch a franchise featuring archaeologist Lara Croft. At theRead More

The force of  “Star Wars” crashes movie ticket sites

The force of “Star Wars” crashes movie ticket sites

Checking the Gate, Entertainment October 24, 2015 at 6:24 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin The months and months of hype have paid off for Disney and Lucasfilm this week, as theater chains began offering the ever so tantalizing advance ticket sales for J.J. Abrams “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which hits theaters worldwide on December 18. However, along with the announcement,Read More

Nicki Minaj to star in new ABC Family series

Nicki Minaj to star in new ABC Family series

Checking the Gate, Entertainment October 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin Rap superstar Nicki Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in a scripted comedy series for ABC Family based on the rap star’s life growing up in Queens, New York. The project, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, will film a pilot episode in Minaj’s hometown thisRead More

Batman has more screentime than Superman in new film

Batman has more screentime than Superman in new film

Checking the Gate, Entertainment September 22, 2015 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin With “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice,” now deep into the post production phase and just a little over six months away from hitting movie screens, details are continuing to emerge about the lynchpin film in Warner Bros.’ attempt at taking over the superhero film genre. TheRead More

“The Walking Dead” and its former showrunner square off again

“The Walking Dead” and its former showrunner square off again

Checking the Gate, Entertainment August 18, 2015 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin Nearly a year-and-a-half after Frank Darabont and the Creative Arts Agency (CAA) took their first legal swing at AMC over alleged unpaid fees, self-dealing and more from “The Walking Dead,” they are back again to take another bite out of the studio that they feel wronged them.Read More

Fictional character Green Arrow to face WWE wrestler Stardust in match

Fictional character Green Arrow to face WWE wrestler Stardust in match

Checking the Gate, Entertainment August 4, 2015 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin Professional wrestling is without a doubt one of the stranger forms of entertainment. It’s a mix of reality and fiction, sports and soap opera, comic books and bodybuilding. From the days of Frank Gotch and George Hackenschmidt hosting “wrestling exhibitions” at carnivals, to the massive, international WorldRead More

Han Solo solo film finds its directors

Han Solo solo film finds its directors

Checking the Gate, Entertainment July 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin When Christopher Miller was an intern at Lucasfilm, he was asked (and accepted) to step into an Imperial Stormtrooper costume for an added scene of one of George Lucas’ Special Edition “Star Wars” releases. Now, it seems that Miller will be able to force lowly interns andRead More

Review: “Jurassic World”

Review: “Jurassic World”

Checking the Gate, Entertainment June 30, 2015 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin A lot of children grow up having that one movie they repetitively watch. For me, that movie was “Jurassic Park.” It filled me with wonder and awe to see dinosaurs in front of my eyes and awakened my love of nature and film, both of which areRead More

“Insidious” director to take over Warner Bros. “Aquaman”

“Insidious” director to take over Warner Bros. “Aquaman”

Checking the Gate, Entertainment June 14, 2015 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin James Wan, the director mainly known for his horror films, such as “Insidious” and “The Conjuring,” has closed a deal to develop and direct “Aquaman,” one of the several films that will be a part of Warner Bros.’ new DC cinematic universe. The film will star JasonRead More

Checking the gate: Tom Hardy leaves “Suicide Squad”

Checking the gate: Tom Hardy leaves “Suicide Squad”

Checking the Gate January 23, 2015 at 6:43 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin In rather unexpected news, The Hollywood Reporter noted that Tom Hardy has abandoned Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s highly-anticipated “Suicide Squad” movie, in which he would have portrayed the team’s leader, General Rick Flagg. According to the report, it was the English actor’s filming commitment to “TheRead More