‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Star Karen Gillan Reveals How The Movie Will Make The Robin Williams Connection

The “not a remake” Jumanji remake, Welcome to the Jungle, is scheduled to hit theaters in December, and the stars of the movie are beginning to talk a little more about it.

While on set, Kevin Hart made it clear that he doesn’t consider this to be a remake…

“I think that’s an important thing to bring up, because people think that this is a remake of the original Jumanji, and it’s not. It’s a continuation. You don’t touch what’s great and try to redo it… In no way, shape or form are we disrespecting, or reshaping, or reforming the original Jumanji. It’s a continuation.”

Of course, one could argue that by continuing it, you are disrespecting it. But we’re not here to argue that point, plus, you probably already know where we stand.

Karen Gillan also talked about the film, and she revealed how the movie is going to make that connection to Robin Williams’ character from the original Jumanji…

“Well I’ve always wondered where Robin Williams’ character went for all of that time in the first one. It was sort of left to the imagination a little. That’s where this film comes in, we get to see exactly where he went and what it feels like and what it looks like I guess that’s the biggest difference.”

It’s likely these new characters are entering the same place where Robin’s character lived for decades, and as they travel through the jungle, they discover little signs of the beloved character.

It could work, I guess. It still feels completely unnecessary, but at least it makes a little bit of sense.

Dwayne Johnson Promises The New ‘Jumanji’ Reboot Will Honor Robin Williams


Last month we told you about the Jumanji reboot rumors. A report from Variety claimed that Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart were in talks to star in the film. It was news that surprised everyone, and even made some people angry because they feel like there is no Jumanji without Robin Williams.

Well, Dwayne Johnson took to his Instagram account to confirm the rumors and calm people down by telling them the reboot will honor the late comedian. And reboot is the key word there. This will not be a sequel.

Johnson called the upcoming film a “new re-imagining of this amazing story,” and explained it will take more from the original children’s book than the 1995 film.

“The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of ‘Alan Parrish’ will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud.”

As of right now, The Rock is the only official cast member, but more casting news should be released later this week, and sources say Hart is still scheduled to be one of the main characters. Johnson revealed this reboot will have five main roles as opposed to the three main roles in the original film.

We’ll keep you posted. The film is set to hit theaters July 28, 2017.


Sony Pictures Reveals Release Dates For ‘Jumanji’ Reboot And ‘Bad Boys 3 & 4’

Good news for you sequel/reboot fans around the world. Sony Pictures made some pretty huge announcements this week. They decided to set official theatrical release dates for the new Jumanji reboot, as well as Bad Boys 3 AND Bad Boys 4.

Jumanji will arrive inside theaters on December 25th, 2016. Details on the project are still hard to find, but we do know it will be a new take on the original film which was released back in 1995. As most of you know, Robin Williams was the star of the original film. It’s hard to imagine a Jumanji world without Williams in it, but we’ll see what the team behind this new version can do. Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) is reportedly writing the script.

In addition to the exciting Jumanji news, Sony also announced the release date for Bad Boys 3. The film won’t hit theaters until February 17th, 2017. We’re still not 100% sure if Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will return for the film, but it looks like the big reunion just might happen. A year ago, Lawrence talked about the film during an appearance on Conan.

“I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said its real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good.”

Plus, Sony seems to be confident in this sequel, because they already announced the release date for Bad Boys 4. It’s scheduled for a July 3rd, 2019, release date.

We will keep you posted on both projects as we learn more information.

This ‘Absolutely Anything’ Trailer Is Absolutely Hilarious, Simon Pegg And Robin Williams Star

Absolutely Anything‘ is an upcoming British sci-fi comedy directed by Terry Jones. The film, which was written by Jones and Gavin Scott, has an all-star cast behind it.

Simon Pegg and the lovely Kate Beckinsale star in the movie, and you’ll also be hearing the voices of several famous actors, including Eric Idle, John Cleese, and the late Robin Williams. This was Robin’s final work before he died last year, and it looks like he ended things with a hit.

The trailer you see at the bottom of this page is hilarious, but before you watch the trailer, read the official synopsis below…

Absolutely Anything follows a disillusioned school teacher (Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by Cleese, Gilliam, Jones, Palin & Idle), watching him from space.
As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced by Robin Williams) to help him along the way.
Mishap after mishap finally leads him to the ultimate conundrum that all men dread and at which many have failed….should he choose the girl….or the dog….?

Absolutely Anything will hit theaters August 14, 2015. Check out the trailer below…


Movie Review: Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb – A Franchise that’s lost its magic.


I think we all know that Night at the Museum movies are hardly high art. In fact, they’re about one step up from those straight to video movies the Olson twins made in the 90s. But the magic they do have is that they’re entertaining. So does Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb hold up to the original?

This time around, Larry (Ben Stiller) learns that the magic Tablet of Akhmenrah, the Egyptian artifact that brings the Museum of Natural History’s various exhibits to life, is starting to lose its powers. That means that Larry will soon have to say goodbye to friends like Teddy Roosevelt (the late Robin Williams), Egyptian Pharaoh Akhmenrah (Rami Malek), miniature cowboy Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and his Roman general friend Octavius (Steve Coogan). So off Larry goes to a British museum, so he can find a replacement magic tablet.

So yeah, the entire plot was conceived with the purpose of sending the museum guard to yet another museum, so he could continue meeting various historical figures. The previous movies did well with this formula, so I guess there seems to be no reason to stop now.




Except, this results in a strange lack of energy, as if everyone is just sick of making these movies. Of course, I guess that’s what you get when you base an entire franchise of movies on a 32 page children’s book. You know what this movie is? It’s that movie you play over and over for your kids so you can get a break from them. It’s more background noise than anything else. It’s a PG non-interactive babysitter.

And an excuse to show off an array of CGI effects. Those are still as decent as the original. But that’s about all it has going for it. The first movie was supported by a cast of heavyweight comics. In this third installment, all the priors are tired and Robin Williams carries it all with his frantic energy.

Much like the tablet itself, this franchise has lost its magic. A phone in script and exhausted characters go on a short trip. In order to pad the script, two of the characters get stuck in a heating shaft and everyone has to go look for them for 45 minutes.

One bright shining spot in this is Rebel Wilson, who plays the British equivalent of Stiller’s character. As a guard at her own museum, she steals every single scene she’s in, making Stiller fall even more flat.

He clearly phoned in his effort and I think I know why. Rumor is, that when he was trying to get The Secret Life of Walter Mitty made, he actually had to sign on to do a third installment of this series. I guess when you shove someone back into a role, and hand him a tired script, you can’t really blame him for not putting forth much of an effort.

Hopefully, the studio will get the message and stop making these movies. But I highly doubt it. The movie has already raked in $17 million and is holding steady at number 2 at the box office. Despite the fact that it’s not worth the watch, it apparently was worth the making.

WE GAVE IT: 2.5 Stars

2.5 Stars


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Watch Robin Williams In The Final Trailer For ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’


It’s the final trailer for the final ‘Night At The Museum’ film, featuring Robin Williams as Theodore Roosevelt in one of his final movies. I don’t know about you, but that’s one too many “finals” for me. I think we would all be elated if we could erase the last final mentioned.

MovieClips Trailers was the first to release the trailer you see down below. As we mentioned, Secret of the Tomb, is the third and final film in the series. In addition to Williams reprising his role as the hilarious animated statue of Teddy Roosevelt. Ben Stiller will also be back in the lead role as Larry Daley and Owen Wilson will return as Jedediah.

And new cast member, Rebel Wilson, will be playing a guard at The British Museum. Seemingly replacing Jonah Hill’s character in the Battle of the Smithsonian.

Check out the trailer down below and be sure to watch it in theaters December 19, 2014.

See Robin Williams In One Of His Final Movies: First Clip From The Holiday Comedy “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas”


Hollywood is still trying to deal with the tragic death of Robin Williams. The 63-year-old actor had millions of fans around the world, and he starred in some of the most beloved movies in recent memory. It just won’t be the same without him.

But this doesn’t mean we won’t see his big smile light up the movie screen again. There are still three movies he finished shooting but haven’t been released yet. One of those films is the holiday comedy, A Merry Friggin’ Christmas. The film stars Joel McHale as Boyd Mitchler, a devoted father annoyed he has to spend Christmas with his estranged family.

Robin Williams plays Joel McHale’s estranged father in the comedy. The film also stars Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen and Jeffrey Tambor. It’s expected to open in theaters and video on demand on November 7.

Check out the exclusive clip down below…

Movie Review: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

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3.5 stars

Even though it hasn’t been heavily advertised, I just had to see this movie. Why? Because it includes some of my favorite actors including Robin Williams, Mila Kunis and even Peter Dinklage (the man who puts the Pimp in Imp in Game of Thrones). I went with no idea of what it was about or even what genre it was in. I went in because I was that sucked in by the headliners.

Luckily, the premise was wonderful. Robin Williams plays Henry, a man who is always angry and always in a bad mood. After getting pissed off at his doctor Dr. Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis), because she tells him he has a brain aneurysm, he goes on a crazy rant. That rant irritates Sharon, who makes a huge error in judgment and chooses to tell Henry that he only has 90 minutes left to live. Henry storms out, and then decides with his last hour and a half to make amends with the people he has hurt due to his anger.

The movie is sticky sentimental, as is often the case with Robin Williams’ films, but it still works, maybe because it’s a Robin Williams film. It’s well paced. The movie dips between who Harry is now and how he got that way, via the use of flashbacks. As with all Robin William’s movies, there is a terrible tragedy in his characters past.

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They also manage to parallel Kunis’ character’s story easily into the movie, as she clearly has her own issues. The movie sends her on a romp through New York City, hunting down Henry and resolving her problems.

Dinklage plays Henry’s estranged younger brother and the interaction between the two of them is fantastic, being both dramatic and hilarious. One of the big problems that Henry has is how little time he has to make amends. As a result, no one believes him when he tries and by the time they do, it’s too late.

I think this movie could have used a little bit more actual comedy and a little less of the frantic pace. I understand the guy has 90 minutes to live, but it was exhausting to watch and the characters didn’t feel fully developed, other than the stars.


Phil Alden Robinson is a Hollywood legend when it comes to directing, and he came out of semi-retirement after 10 years to make this movie. He brought us movies like Field of Dreams and the Sum of All fears, so this guy knows his way around a great script.

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn isn’t as good as the actors that star in it. Despite that fact that Henry allegedly has 90 minutes to live, the film comes in at only 78 minutes and a lot of it feels rushed and frantic. William’s ratings are great, but are overdone for the purposes of trying to squeeze a laugh out of the audience in what is actually a very depressing movie.

Despite all that, it’s still worth the watch, thanks to the efforts of the actors involved.  Watch the official Trailer below:

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