Pushed Back Release Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3


With the filming having finally begun on the long-in-development Uncharted film adaptation, the upcoming third installment in the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man franchise is going to take a little longer to hit theaters as Sony has announced it is pushing the release back a month for the MCU title, according to The Wrap.

Originally scheduled for a July 16, 2021 release, the film was first pushed back to November 5 and will now bow on December 17. The untitled third installment’s previous release date was recently given to Uncharted , with Holland revealing in an Instagram video that production on the webslinging title should begin around February 2021 after the conclusion of the filming for Nathan Drake’s long-awaited big-screen debut.

The news comes the same day as competitor studios Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros. all announced the delays of a number of their major releases including Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, the live-action adaptation of Mulan , John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place Part II , the long-awaited Tom Cruise sequel Top Gun: Maverick and James Cameron’s four Avatar sequels.

Tom Holland will return for the film as the titular wall-crawler, and it remains to be seen what villains he’ll go up against in the trilogy caper. Given the ending of Far From Home however, any number of his rogues gallery are likely eager for a fight. The third installment to the MCU’s Spider-Man films will also feature the return of Zendaya ( Euphoria , Dune ) as MJ. Holland’s Spider-Man is also set to appear in another Marvel Studios film per the new agreement.

Sony’s upcoming Spidey slate includes the Venom sequel, starring Tom Hardy and directed by Andy Serkis, as well as Jared Leto’s in-the-can Morbius , a Kraven the Hunter film, and a spinoff featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat. Should these films interact with the MCU and Tom Holland, it remains to be seen, but the door seems open.

From Lilo & Stitch Creator Sideshow Unveils Chris Sanders Statue


Sideshow has revealed an all new collaboration with celebrated animation writer, director, and cartoonist Chris Sanders. Through this new partnership, Sideshow will produce high-end collectible statues that faithfully bring Sanders’s whimsical artwork to life in three dimensions. See the first full statue below!

To date, Chris Sanders has had a prolific career in character design, storyboarding, and co-wrote and co-directed beloved animated hit films like Disney’s Lilo & Stitch , as well as How to Train Your Dragon and The Croods for DreamWorks Animation and the recent live-action Call of the Wild . His illustration style is immediately recognized for its vibrant coloration, pin-up sensibilities, and imaginative aesthetic inspired by tropical and fantasy themes.

Sideshow is working closely with Sanders to realize his two-dimensional art as detailed statues that capture all the same expressive energy as his signature cartoon creations. The first piece debuting in this new artist series will be the Pumpkin Witch Statue, a magical pin-up figure inspired by the glamour and ghoulishness of the Halloween season. You can see Chris Sanders inking his redline sketch of the original Pumpkin Witch design in the video below!

Fans can stay tuned at side.show/comingsoon for more updates and collectibles coming through this partnership with Chris Sanders. There, you can RSVP to be notified when the Pumpkin Witch Statue launches for pre-order and view all the latest announcements about this exciting new artist series. Keep up with all of the exciting news and reveals from Sideshow Con 2020 at side.show/con.

What is Releasing On July 21 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD


July 21 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!

Scoob!
Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Mystery Inc. face their biggest, toughest mystery yet and discover that Scooby’s secret legacy could be the key to stopping a global “dogpocalyse.”

Resistance
Inspired by the true story of an aspiring Jewish actor (Jesse Eisenberg) who joins the French Resistance to save the lives of children orphaned by the Holocaust. With Ed Harris.

Survive the Night
Bruce Willis and Chad Michael Murray must join forces in order to survive the night in this gripping home-invasion thriller about a doctor and his family being held hostage by a wounded gunman and his unhinged brother.

You Don’t Nomi
A chorus of film critics and fervent devotees explore the complicated afterlife of 1995’s biggest film flop, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls.

The Room (DVD)
The only thing more dangerous than a man who can’t get what he wants, is a man who can get whatever he wants.

DeadTectives (DVD)
After a team of reality TV ghost hunters experience true paranormal activity, they must figure out a way to escape with their lives intact.

Secret Weapon (DVD) (exclusive clip)
It’s the Second World War. The Red Army had to retreat in a hurry and left their top secret weapon, “Katyusha”, behind. A group of 8 soldiers is sent to do everything possible not to let “Katyusha” get into the hands of the Germans.

The Whistlers (DVD)
Cristi, a police inspector who plays both sides of the law embarks with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.

Well Groomed (DVD)
“Well Groomed” travels a year in the humorous and visually stunning world of competitive creative dog grooming alongside the women transforming their beloved poodles into living sculptures.

Clueless (25th Anniversary Steelbook)
Cher’s world unravels with the sudden appearance of two hunks: a sexy new classmate, and her square but cute ex-stepbrother. Now she’s learning that when it comes to love, she’s Clueless.

Airplane! (40th Anniversary Steelbook)
Voted “one of the 10 funniest movies ever made” by the American Film Institute, “Airplane!” is a masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy.

Ghost
Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder — and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate.

The World in His Arms
Set in 1850, Gregory Peck stars as swaggering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts off the coast of Russian-owned Alaska. However, the real danger begins upon returning to San Francisco where he falls for a countess (Ann Blyth) fleeing from her engagement to a greedy Russian prince (Carl Esmondr). When Clark learns of her kidnapping, he sets sail—amid gale-force winds and treacherous seas—on a harrowing race to rescue his lady love and beat his longtime rival (Anthony Quinn).

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Prepare to be dazzled as all the wonder, excitement, triumph and treachery of the Arabian Nights come vibrantly to life in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves!

Girl Crazy
Mickey Rooney. Judy Garland. Gershwin music. And Tommy Dorsey to play it. Who could ask for anything more?

The Sunlit Night
Frances is an aspiring painter from New York City who goes to the farthest reaches of Arctic Norway for an assignment she hopes will invigorate her work and expand her horizons. Under a sun that never quite sets, and the high standards of an unforgiving mentor, Frances must navigate between ambition, desire, obligation, and risk in order to find a way forward.

Dirt Music
The fervent attraction between Georgie (Kelly Macdonald), a woman stuck in a loveless relationship, and Lu (Garrett Hedlund), a musician with a tragic past, gets the better of them when secrets are uncovered that will change their lives. The stunning landscape of Western Australia is the backdrop for an impassioned tale of love and grief in this adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Tim Winton.

The Painted Bird
A boy navigates the perils of WW2 Europe to reunite with his family in this epic adaptation of the acclaimed novel. Harvey Keitel, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgard, and Barry Pepper star.

Ghosts of War
Five battle-hardened American soldiers are assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.

Castle Rock: The Complete Second Season
Set in the Stephen King multiverse, this season combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. In Season two, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 10 (DVD)
Larry David is back, once again landing himself in one self-inflicted faux pas after another in Season 10 of the award-winning comedy. This season, Larry gets into a series of escalating predicaments as he takes on a major project to spite a new adversary–which proves to be more complicated than he anticipated.

Jett: The Complete First Season
World-class thief Daisy “Jett” Kowalski reunites with an old flame for one final heist in Season 1.

Home From Home: Chronicle of a Vision (DVD)
Set in a dreary, unforgiving mid-19th century German village in Hunsrück, Home From Home captures the plight of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who emigrated to faraway South America to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home.

10 Great South Korean Movies


For our readers who have gotten hooked on the Korean wave, we have got you covered as we count down 10 Great South Korean Movies which you can check out below! You’ll also find buy links for all the movies on the list!

Based on a real-life story, this film centers around a mentally-changed father named Lee Yong-gu and his 7-year-old daughter Ye-sung, who only depends on each other. Then due to an unfortunate accident, their simple life gets more complicated when Yong-gu was suddenly incarcerated after being wrongfully accused for child murder. Due to Ye-sung’s determination to reunite with her father, she somehow found a way to sneak her way inside the prison where Yong-gu was being held in cell no. 7 along with other five inmates. Now, they must band together to help protect Ye-sung from being discovered as she can’t bear the idea of separating from her beloved father again.

On top of its heartwarming story, Miracle in Cell No. 7 also features a stellar cast led by Park Shin-hye, Kal So-won and the versatile Ryu Seung-ryong, who you have probably seen in Netflix’s Kingdom . With this 2013 film, I can confidently recommend that this is one of the best South Korean films I’ve ever seen to date. But fair warning, for this film you should definitely prepare a box of tissues or anything to wipe away tears just in case.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook, this 2005 film is the third installment to Park’s Vengeance trilogy, preceded by Song Kang-ho’s Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Choi Min-sik’s Old Boy (which are both available for viewing on Asian Crush). It follows the story of a determined woman named Lee Geum-ja, who is trying to enact her revenge against the person that had caused her to abandoned her infant daughter by spending 13 years in prison for his crimes.

Although all of the films in the trilogy were all incredibly different and well-executed in their own ways, I think Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is the most underrated one despite also featuring a strong lead performance with Lee Yeong-ae’s powerful portrayal of an innocent woman suffering due to a man’s misdeeds.

Kim Joo-ho’s historical comedy film adds a new refreshing spin to the heist genre as it takes the Ocean’s Eleven concept to the Joseon era. Set during the last years of King Yeongjo’s reign when ice was more valuable that gold, the film introduces us to 11 professionals including a bookseller and an ex-royal guard, who have teamed up to use their different skills in planning a scheme that would stop corrupt officials from monopolizing the royal ice blocks.

This 2012 film is fun and highly-enjoyable which is very suitable for people of all ages. It also showcased a right balance of tension-filled action and slapstick humor which are attributed to the star-studded cast’s comedic chemistry that carried throughout the film. The Grand Heist is a great addition to your must-watch list for scheduled movie nights with friends or family.

Starring Kim Ji-won and Yoo Yeon-seok, Horror Stories begins when a high-school student gets abducted by a serial killer who can only go to sleep when he listens to scary stories. In order for her to escape, she must now do her best to narrate four blood-chilling horror stories throughout the film.

Directed by six directors, this 2012 film is a horror anthology consisting of four short films featuring psychopaths and zombies. Each story offers a different kind of terror that will definitely satisfy your horror cravings while leaving you on the edge of your seat. In addition to its intense and terrifying stories, its main premise is also enough for horror fans to get hook on the film.

This classic film is absolutely a hidden gem among Asian Crush’s available South Korean titles because it features a powerhouse cast led by acclaimed veteran actors Park In-hwan and Na Moon-hee. Joining them are then rising actors Song Kang-ho and Choi Min-sik, who have both later found success in the local and international scenes for their memorable performances in Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite and Park Chan-wook’s Old Boy , respectively.

This 1998 film is a black comedy horror film which centers around the Kang family, who have decided to leave the city to set up a Mountain Lodge for hikers. However, their hopes of achieving financial breakthrough gets immediately upended when their first guest suddenly dies. From there, things just continued to go downward spiral for the extended family as they’re led to a string of comically unfortunate events which are being caused by unimaginable scenarios.

Even though The Quiet Family involves a lot of violence, Kim Jee-woon’s directorial film debut had still found a way to showcase humor-filled sequences that somehow made sense within its eccentric storyline.

Starring Jun Ji-hyun and Cha Tae-hyun, the film begins with a normal college student named Kyun-woo as he meets a mysterious and unusual girl on a train station. After their first encounter, Kyun-woo will then continuously get dragged into awkward and comical situations involving the nameless Girl, who has kept on appearing in his life. However, despite the Girl’s push and pull treatment towards him, Kyun-woo finds himself falling deeply in love with her as he continues to do things that would make the Girl happy.

Since its release in 2001, My Sassy Girl became one of South Korea’s highest-grossing comedy film of all time and had also gained a big following across Asia including Japan and Taiwan. On top of becoming a box office success, the film was also well-received among critics who had particularly praised Jun’s leading performance which led her to becoming one of Korea’s top actresses.

Next up is another one of director Kim Jee-woon’s hit films, who is best known for his works on The Good, The Bad, The Weird and I Saw The Devil . This 1993 film one is definitely a treat for horror fans who are interested in psychological dramas and wants a further introduction into South Korean films.

Based on a popular folktale from the Joseon Dynasty era, A Tale of Two Sisters begins when a teenage girl named Su-mi has finally returned home with her father and younger sister Su-yeon to their private lakeside house after being treated in a mental institution. As soon as they arrived, Su-mi and Su-yeon have unwillingly met with their stepmother again. However, strange things are starting to happen when Su-mi gets surreal nightmares involving her late mother. Because of this, she ends up believing that their stepmother Eun-joo has dark secret that has something to do with the downfall of her family.

Starring Go Soo and Han Hyo-joo, Love 911 is a romantic drama that centers around Kang-il and Mi-soo, a distant firefighter and a selfish doctor whose lives suddenly crossed paths with each other due to a patient’s medical misdiagnosis. In order to save her rising medical career, Mi-soo tries her best to gain Kang-il’s trust and good graces because he’s apparently the only solution for her problem.

This 2012 film contains the classic rom-com formula that viewers had already grown familiar of. Despite that, it is still worth seeing due to the charming performance that Han Hyo-joo had delivered throughout the film which would really draw you to her character.

Scandal Makers begins with thirty-something radio DJ named Nam Hyeon-soo, who was previously a popular idol during his younger years. Little does he know, his bachelor life will suddenly get disrupted with the arrival of young single mother Hwang Jeong-nam along with her son, who introduces themselves as Hyeon-soo’s daughter and grandson. He has no other choice but to let them live with him in order to protect his reputation as a celebrity. However, keeping their secret proves to be a more difficult task as he finds out that his daughter has entered his radio station’s singing competition because of her dream of becoming a singer.

Starring Park Bo-young and Cha Tae-hyun, this 2008 comedy film features a fun and entertaining story about an unlikely family. Despite dealing with a serious topic concerning parenting, the film has still managed to work its way through it without completely undermining the lesson that it needs to convey. Filled with comedic moments from the leading trio, the film is a definitely a good choice for family movie nights.

Based on a popular South Korean webtoon series of the same name, the film centers around a normal high school student named Woo Ki-myung, who keeps on getting picked on by school bullies due to his cowardliness and submissive behavior. When he finally moves to the city and attends a new school, he then finds the opportunity to reinvent himself as his school’s new Fashion King. However, as he tries to reach the top, Ki-myung forms a rivalry against the wealthy and stylish Won-ho, who has been very determined to achieve the Fashion King title for himself.

This 2014 film is a coming-of-age story that is being told through the competitive lens of fashion. Admittedly, the film does have some weird moments and plot holes about its storyline which might confused viewers at first. However, despite those things, the film is still enjoyable and it also features a valuable lesson about standing up for yourself.

Tom Holland’s Uncharted Film! Production Begins


After going through a lot of major setbacks during its pre-production stage, production on Sony Pictures’ long-forthcoming film adaptation of Uncharted is finally taking off with MCU alum Tom Holland taking to Instagram to confirm that filming has begun on the long-in development project. This revelation comes four months after the studio decided to shut down the production on the film’s first day of filming in Berlin.

In addition to this good news, Sony Pictures has also announced that Uncharted has now been moved up to an earlier release date in 2020. Originally scheduled to be released on October 8, 2021, the highly-anticipated film will now be hitting theaters on July 16, 2021, which was the previous release date of the third installment to Sony and Marvel Studios’ Tom Holland-led Spider-Man film. The July 16, 2021 release will see the film go up against Warner Bros.’ Space Jam 2 .

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Set to be directed by Zombieland and Venom director Ruben Fleischer, Uncharted will be a prequel to the game series, taking its basis from the sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception wherein the young thief Nathan Drake (Holland) first encounters his partner Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) and in essence, sets up the events of the entire game franchise.

Joining Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg are Academy Award-nominated actor Antonio Banderas ( The Mask of Zorro , Pain and Glory ), Grey’s Anatomy actress Sophia Ali and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Tati Gabrielle.

Based on the action-adventure video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune from Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive, the story follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is escalated when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.

Uncharted is an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production, with Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad producing. The film will serve as the first feature produced by PlayStation Productions.

Despite previous drafts by the likes of Mark Boal ( The Hurt Locker , Zero Dark Thirty ), Oscar nominee David O. Russell, Doctor Strange ‘s Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, Safe House ‘s David Guggenheim, and Joe Carnahan, the new draft of the screenplay is written by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway.

Travis Knight became the sixth director to leave the project in its decade-long development cycle which began with Russell attached to direct followed by Neil Burger ( Limitless ), Seth Gordon ( Baywatch ), Shawn Levy ( Free Guy ) and Dan Trachtenberg ( 10 Cloverfield Lane )