Pokemon celebrates 20 years with a new generation
The Pokemon series is turning 20 years old this weekend, and Nintendo is celebrating. On Friday morning they released a pretty great video that briefly touched on the effect the games have had on people over the past two decades, and at the end they announced something new: Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Unfortunately, they didn't actually give us any information about these newly announced games, but they did say that we'll be playing them on the Nintendo 3DS by the end of this year.
'Batman v Superman' gets a more violent cut
When the long-awaited Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters next month it will be rated PG-13. This is pretty standard for most superhero movies, and considering that Superman usually has the sensibilities of a Boy Scout, it's not a surprise.
But when the movie heads to people's homes, things might be a different story. The MPAA has rated an "Ultimate Edition" of the movie that they say has more violence than the theatrical cut. Enough violence, apparently, for it to earn an R rating from the group.
Cynically, it's hard not think that some studios are looking at the overwhelming success of the R-rated Deadpool and saying, "Hey, we could do that!" but I'm personally willing to give them the benefit of the doubt before I start assuming that Batman starts ripping of the heads of criminals in the director's cut of the movie.
'A Wrinkle in Time' nabs 'Selma' director
If you hated the TV movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time that Disney produced back in 2003, I don't blame you. But more than 10 years later, they're taking another shot at it, and this time they're bringing in bigger guns.
Deadline reports that Disney has hired Ava Duvernay, the award-winning director of Selma, to bring the classic novel to life on the big screen with a script written by Frozen screenwriter Jennifer Lee. Fingers crossed that they can pull it off.