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Jul 21, 2018

Comic-Con 2018 News: 'Bumblebee' to Feature Old School Optimus Prime; 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' to Feature Spider-Ham
Every year, Comic-Con is a source for lots of movie news. Studios announce the latest superheroes heading to the big screen. Productions announce the casting of previously announced comic book adaptations. Sometimes we get more information on a highly anticipated release. This week, from Wednesday's preview night through Sunday's panels, we'll be updating this post with the biggest and best revelations out of the convention.    Bumblebee pays tribute to the '80s Transformers During Paramount's presentation and panel for the Transformers spin-off prequel Bumblebee, we learned that the movie will honor the original cartoon series (and toys, comics, etc.). That's already been partly a given with the Volkswagon Bug version of the titular...
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Jul 21, 2018

The Week in Movie News: 'Dune' Casts Oscar Nominee Timothée Chalamet, the Scoop on 'Aquaman' and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS DC's standalone Joker movie sets 2019 release: After officially greenlighting the movie last week, Warner Bros. set an October 2019 release date for their Joker origin movie, which will be simply titled Joker. Also this week, they cast Deadpool 2's Zazie Beetz in a major role opposite Joaquin Phoenix's "clown prince of crime." Read more here and check out a fan-made trailer for the movie here.   GREAT NEWS Timothée Chalamet to star in Dune: Fans can already expect a quality adaptation of Dune with filmmaker Denis Villeneuve at the helm of a two-part project, but now there's even more prestigious talent on board as...
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Jul 21, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: The Endurance of 'The Dark Knight,' Funny 'Batgirl' Auditions and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Video Essay of the Day: For Fandor, Jacob T. Swinney commemorates the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight by looking at its enduring legacy:    Auditions of the Day: Conan O'Brien presents mock auditions for DC's Batgirl movie, featuring Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster, Tig Notaro and Nick Offerman: Cosplay of the Day: Sorry for the potential Avengers: Infinity War spoiler, but this cosplay from Comic-Con is too great not to share: Not feeling so good at San Diego Comic-Con! #SDCC #SDCC18 #SanDiegoComicCon #SanDiegoComicCon2018 #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/VG38M62hAH — Nerdvana (@nerdvana) July 20, 2018   Fan Theory of the Day: The...
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Jul 20, 2018

Musical 'Cats' to Star Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen; Here's Everything We Know
Broadway fans who also love movies are having a great week. Not only has Lin-Manuel Miranda set his directorial debut with an adaptation of Jonathan Larson's autobiographical show Tick, Tick...Boom!, but now comes word of a Cats movie. Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical was announced for the big screen back in 2016, but now is gearing up with a cast list. According to The Daily Mail, the movie version of the show will star Oscar nominees Jennifer Hudson and Ian McKellen plus pop star Taylor Swift and actor turned talk show host James Corden. Previously, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna were named as being involved, but both are likely off the project now. Cats has a ton of characters, though, so there's a lot of room for more to be cast.   Here's...
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Jul 20, 2018

'Deadpool 2' Actress Zazie Beetz Joins DC's 'Joker'; Here's Everything We Know
Update 3: Following her scene-stealing role as Domino in this summer's Deadpool 2, Zazie Beetz is in negotiations to join Joaquin Phoenix in Joker. The standalone DC villain origin movie has been set for production starting in September and is rounding up supporting cast around Phoenix in the title role. Warner Bros. is also looking for another name actress to play the Joker's mom. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beetz would play "a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the 'clown prince of crime.'" Whether that's a love interest role or not is unclear, but it seems like a major part. And a very different one than the luck-powered Domino, as Joker is going to be a dark and gritty crime drama more than a traditional...
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Jul 20, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Batman Tries to Join the MCU, the Truth About Han Solo and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Superhero Franchise Parody of the Day: In honor of the start of Comic-Con, Conan O'Brien put on a sketch where he plays Batman trying to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe:    Cosplay of the Day: You can't get a group of cosplaying Deadpool 2 fans at Comic-Con and not have Peter: When you see the Peter cosplay!#Deadpool2 #FunkoSDCC pic.twitter.com/Nc82jZNMFd — Funko (@OriginalFunko) July 19, 2018   Fan Theory of the Day: In his latest Film Theory video, MatPat explains how Solo: A Star Wars Story exposes Han Solo as anything but the best pilot in the galaxy:   Movie Science of the Day: Speaking to its portrayal in movies, including...
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Jul 20, 2018

Comic-Con 2018 News: 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' is Returning, 'Annabelle 3' Announced
Every year, Comic-Con is a source for lots of movie news. Studios announce the latest superheroes heading to the big screen. Productions announce the casting of previously announced comic book adaptations. Sometimes we get more information on a highly anticipated release. This week, from Wednesday's preview night through Sunday's panels, we'll be updating this post with the biggest and best revelations out of the convention.    Return of The Clone Wars While celebrating the 10th anniversary of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Lucasfilm announced the show will be returning next year. New episodes of the series, which had seemed to be finished four years ago, will debut this time on Disney's new streaming service, which also arrives in...
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Jul 19, 2018

DC's Joker Origin Movie Gets a Title and a Release Date; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Soon after making the movie official, DC has announced a release date for Todd Phillips' standalone Joker origin feature, which also was revealed by Entertainment Weekly to have a real title: Joker. The movie, which will star Joaquin Phoenix in the now-titular role, will open on October 4, 2019.  While this won't be DC's first fall release (Justice League came out last November and Wonder Woman 1984 will be out next November), it will be their first October opening for a superhero movie. And it's oddly very close to the Wonder Woman sequel, which arrives less than a month later.  Previous update: Warner Bros. has officially greenlit its standalone Joker movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Joaquin Phoenix has also been locked in for the...
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Jul 19, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: London's Jeff Goldblum Statue, Christopher Nolan's Ways of Moving and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Landmark of the Day: Everyone is talking about this statue of Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park that went up near London's Tower Bridge: I see there's 25ft statue of Jeff Goldblum by Tower Bridge just now pic.twitter.com/gi47FHtzZA — Alan White (@aljwhite) July 18, 2018   Movie Comparison of the Day: Speaking of Steven Spielberg movies, Couch Tomato shows 24 reasons why Ready Player One is basically a remake of the anime feature Summer Wars:   Remixed Movie of the Day: Speaking of Ready Player One, Eclectic Method made a remix out the movie's sounds, music and dialogue:   Movie Trivia of the Day: This week marked the 30th...
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Jul 18, 2018

Watch a New Trailer for Robert Zemeckis' 'Welcome to Marwen'; Here's Everything We Know
Jeff Malmberg's Marwencol is one of the most beloved documentaries of all time. The 2010 feature may not have received an Oscar nomination or a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes or a significant box office gross, but the nonfiction film community went crazy for it, and pretty much anyone else who saw the doc since has been amazed by its unique human interest story.  Now Marwencol has been remade as a dramatic narrative picture by Robert Zemeckis, and it looks to warm even more hearts and inspire more moviegoers with its adapted tale of a man coping with a personal trauma by creating a fictional World War II-set town in his backyard with dolls. Welcome to Marwen is the name of the upcoming movie, and it's got a new trailer. This one...
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Jul 18, 2018

'Overlord' Trailer Teases a World War II Zombie Movie; Here's Everything We Know So Far
  Ahead of Comic-Con, where we expected it to drop, Paramount has unveiled the first trailer for the Bad Robot production Overlord. It's the first R-rated release from J.J. Abrams' company, best known lately for surprise deliveries of Cloverfield movies, and we can easily see why that is. Already, we're getting clear glimpses of gory Nazi zombies here.    The trailer starts off like it's a normal World War II drama, albeit the kind with lots of action and explosions. But soon enough, we see the real horror of Overlord, and it's not the usual wartime terrors. The Nazis are experimenting with either prisoners or dead bodies, either way resulting in some nasty super soldiers of the supernatural kind.   Check out the trailer...
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Jul 18, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'The Dark Knight' vs. Tim Burton's 'Batman,' Sound Editing vs. Sound Mixing and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Comparison of the Day: In honor of the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight, Screen Crush shows how similar the movie is to the 1989 Batman but also highlights their main difference:    Cosplay of the Day: This fan's Avengers: Infinity War-inspired Iron Spider cosplay is already one of the best of this year's Comic-Con: All done! See you at SDCC! I didn't wear my contact lens???? So I look like a fool cause I can't see anything! pic.twitter.com/x9GiwbFPph — Lenses_Factory_HK (@LensesFactoryHK) July 15, 2018   Film Studies Lesson of the Day: For Fandor, Jacob T. Swinney helps us understand the difference between sound editing and...
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Jul 17, 2018

New 'Robin Hood' Trailer Introduces a Thief in Training; Here's Everything We Know
  Update: The first trailer for Robin Hood presented a fresh new vision of the venerable character, played this time by Taron Egerton (above). A new trailer introduces him as a thief in training. Apparently, he has been recruited to steal from the rich and give to the poor, but first he needs to develop the skills needed, which Little John (Jamie Foxx) gladly provides. After the training period is completed, Robin Hood becomes more daring and even more successful, prompting a wave of rage on the part of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn). Eve Hewson and Jamie Dornan also star. Watch the new trailer below. (Read our previously-published posts below to see everything we know about the film, due in theaters on November 21.)   Update: The first...
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Jul 17, 2018

Charlize Theron in 'Tully' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Isle of Dogs (animated comedy; voices: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Kunichi Nomura, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Akira Ito, Greta Gerwig, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand; rated PG-13) Rampage (action; Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello; rated PG-13) You Were Never Really Here (drama-thriller; Joaquin Phoenix, Judith...
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Jul 17, 2018

Timothée Chalamet to Star in 'Dune'; Here's Everything We Know
Long in development, a new big-screen version of Frank Herbert's Dune is moving forward and may have found its star. Read onward to learn everything we know. What's the latest news? Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, top) is "in final talks" to star in Dune, according to Deadline. The actor can next be seen in the drama Beautiful Boy, due for release on October 12. Who is directing? Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049). The director said earlier this year that "the goal is to make two films, maybe more." What's it about? Published in 1965, Frank Herbert's extremely popular and award-winning ecological novel revolves around a spice that is the most valuable commodity in a far-future...
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Jul 17, 2018

New 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Trailer Rocks the House; Here's Everything We Know
Update: A new trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody begins with preparations for a musical performance in front of a large, rocking crowd. Then it rewinds to explore the development of the rock band Queen. Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury, who became the lead singer of the group and led them to stardom. It was a journey not without its troubles, as the trailer suggests. We also get a peek at Mercury's private life and public tribulations. Watch the new trailer below. (Catch up with everything we know about the movie in our previously-published posts below.)   Update: The first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody has just been released and it looks smashing! Rami Malek (TV's Mr. Robot) stars as Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the famed rock band Queen; the...
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Jul 17, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Joaquin Phoenix Joker Origin Movie Fan-Made Trailer, the Action of the MCU and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Fake Trailer of the Day: Get a load of Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker in this fan-made teaser for DC's upcoming movie about the origin of the iconic villain:   Mashup of the Day: Speaking of DC movies, fans took one look at the new Aquaman poster and thought of Pixar's Finding Nemo: pic.twitter.com/WlVokSneyp — TASK the New Comic Book Daywalker #DYECB (@LakelPruitt) July 16, 2018   Actor in the Spotlight: The latest edition of IMDb's No Small Parts showcases the career of Justice League actor Ezra Miller:   Vintage Image of the Day: Barbara Stanwyck, who was born on this day in 1907, with co-star Fred MacMurray and a bunch of...
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Jul 16, 2018

'Aquaman' Debuts First Poster; Here's Everything We Know
With Comic-Con coming up this weekend, we should be hearing and seeing a lot of Aquaman. The upcoming DC superhero movie will feature Jason Momoa reprising his role as the title character, last seen in Justice League. And while there hasn't yet been a trailer promoting the December release, we have seen some exciting images of the movie and director James Wan has just shared another via Twitter. Presumably a shot from the trailer, the pic showcases whom many presume to be Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson), Aquaman's half-brother and the main antagonist in the movie.  Working overtime to put the finishing touches for this coming week!! Eeeeeee ?? #SDCC2018 pic.twitter.com/Fgx8SxFprl — James Wan (@creepypuppet) July 16, 2018 In addition to that tease, Warner...
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Jul 16, 2018

'Zombieland 2' Finally Confirmed; Here's Everything We Know
This week, we can enjoy the wide theatrical release of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the latest installment in a film series that began in 1996, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, a sequel arriving 10 years after the original, based on music that first became popular in the 1970s. So in this era of sequels to beloved movies from decades past, it feels like the perfect time to herald the forthcoming arrival of another long-awaited follow-up film. Released in October 2009, Zombieland told the tale of four people who teamed up to survive a zombie apocalypse. The horror-comedy was a success at the box office, earning more than $102 million worldwide against a modest budget, estimated to be $23 million. Now a sequel, first touted in November 2009, is finally on its way, per THR...
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Jul 16, 2018

Next 3 Dwayne Johnson Movies: 'Hobbs and Shaw,' 'Jungle Cruise,' 'Red Notice'
Dwayne Johnson's latest action thriller, Skyscraper (above), fell a bit short of expectations at the domestic box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $25.48 million. Overseas, the film opened in 57 territories and earned an estimated $40.4 million, which bodes well for the future. Skyscraper will open in 11 more international territories next weekend, including China. What's next for the actor? Johnson will be appearing in a supporting role in the biographical comedy Fighting with My Family, due out on March 1, 2019, as well as starring in the next installment in the Jumanji series, which is currently scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019. He has some other cinematic reunions in mind, too. Hobbs and Shaw Johnson will re-team with Jason Statham...
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Jul 14, 2018

The Week in Movie News: Billy Dee Williams Returning to 'Star Wars,' 'RoboCop' Returning to the Original and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Billy Dee Williams is returning as Lando Calrissian: Following the fans' embrace of Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, now original Lando Billy Dee Williams is set to reprise the role for Star Wars: Episode IX. Read more here.   GREAT NEWS Jeremy Renner joins Spawn: While Jamie Foxx is set to play the title supernatural superhero in Spawn, fellow Oscar-caliber actor Jeremy Renner has now been cast in the co-lead role as Detective "Twitch." Read more here.   SURPRISING NEWS RoboCop sequel in the works: Never mind that remake or the other sequels to the original RoboCop. Neill Blomkamp...
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Jul 14, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Skyscraper' Action Breakdown, Wishing for a Frozone 'Incredibles' Spin-off and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Director's Commentary of the Day: For Vanity Fair, director Rawson Marshall Thurber breaks down one of the big action scenes from Skyscraper:    Movie List of the Day: In honor of the release of Eighth Grade, Birth Movies Death highlights the worse teenage experiences in movies, including Three O'Clock High and The Edge of Seventeen:   Cosplay of the Day: Inspired by Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, here's a fan cosplaying as Mavis at the beach:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Dimitri Bitu compares scenes from Invictus and footage of the real people and events side by side:    Vintage Image of the Day: Harrison Ford...
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Jul 13, 2018

Comics on Film: 'The Joker' Movie Is Happening -- Will It Ignore the Comics?
We now know with a greater degree of certainty that the proposed origin film for infamous DC Comics villain the Joker will be happening, to star Joaquin Phoenix and to be directed by Todd Phillips. In the past, Comics on Film has speculated at least twice before on the idea of a Joker stand-alone movie that isn't a part of the fabric of the DC Extended Universe, and we've both questioned the need for its existence, while also celebrating the possibilities it could present for comics-based cinema. Now that this seems to be on the fast track, everything that's been released publicly about the movie seems to show a bit of a troubling trend in terms of its adaptive philosophy. Will this movie try to be a solid adaptation of, arguably, comics' greatest villain? Or...
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Jul 13, 2018

New 'Unfriended: Dark Web' Trailer Makes the Terror Personal; Here's Everything We Know
Update: The first trailer for Unfriended: Dark Web explained the concept of "the dark web," a secret part of the Internet where bad people can do terrible things. Now a new trailer makes the terror more personal. Watch the new trailer and then catch up on everything we know below, including the new poster. The film will open in theaters on July 20. (Read our previously-published post below.)   We've always suspected that our computers are out to get us! Well, not really, but we're certainly aware of various real-life dangers that can be more easily facilitated by our personal computers and the global reach of the internet. Those fears were explored in Unfriended, a chilling suspense story about a group of teenage friends who are haunted by a...
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Jul 13, 2018

Danai Gurira Touted for 'Godzilla vs. Kong': Here's What We Know So Far
Set for theatrical release on May 31, 2019, the first official images from Godzilla: King of the Monsters have been revealed. But what about the monstrous confrontation that will be featured in 2020's Godzilla vs. Kong? "It's not like we're bending over backwards to introduce Kong, but there's definitely some bread crumbs," director Michael Dougherty told EW. More bread crumbs are already accumulating. Let's round up what we know about Godzilla vs. Kong so far. Who will star? Danai Gurira is in early talks to star, according to Deadline. The report also claims that the actress is "circling" a role in the next Star Trek film, to be directed by S.J. Clarkson. Gurira broke out big on TV smash The Walking Dead and then made an...
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Jul 13, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Recapped in Lego; Deadpool Sings Classic Disney Songs and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Musical Parody of the Day: In this NSFW follow-up to 2017's Deadpool The Musical, the Merc with a Mouth is back to sing parodies of classic Disney songs:    Movie Score Cover of the Day: Speaking of musical covers, here are three Tesla coils performing a medley of themes from Star Wars (via Geekologie):    Movie Recap of the Day: Revisit the most important bits of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in this abridged recap done in Lego:   Movie Science of the Day: In this week's A Quiet Place-inspired edition of Because Science, Kyle Hill explores the science of silence and showcases the official quietest place on...
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Jul 13, 2018

Cate Shortland to Direct Marvel's 'Black Widow'; Here's Everything We Know
After Marvel Studios reportedly vetted more than 70 women filmmakers for the job, then the selection was down to three shortlisted favorites, Cate Shortland has been hired to direct the solo Black Widow movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Shortland is a relatively unknown filmmaker who hails from Australia. But she's been a big deal on the festival circuit with award-winning shorts and features, the latter including the 2012 Nazi drama Lore and last year's Sundance selection Berlin Syndrome. Apparently, Scarlett Johansson, who will reprise her role as Black Widow for the Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, pushed for Shortland. Find out more below. Previous update: Fans have been begging Marvel for a Black Widow movie for almost a decade and now the...
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Jul 12, 2018

Keri Russell to Star in Supernatural 'Antlers'; Here's Everything We Know
Last December, we heard that Guillermo del Toro would be producing Antlers, a film of the supernatural. Now comes word via THR that Keri Russell (TV's The Americans, above) is in negotiations to star. What do we know about this project? What's the story? Written by Henry Chaisson and Nick Antosca, it's based on Antosca's short story "The Quiet Boy." The film will follow a teacher who tries to protect one of her students after learning a disturbing secret about his family. Chaisson has written and directed several short films; this will be his first feature credit as a writer. Antosca is a novelist and writer for television whose credits include Teen Wolf, Hannibal and Channel Zero. Who will star? Keri Russell. Recently we learned that she is in...
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Jul 12, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Superman vs. The Terminator, the History of Disaster Movies and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: It's superhero versus cyborg in this stop-motion animation featuring Superman and RoboCop battling the Terminator (via Geek Tyrant):   Cosplay of the Day: If you've seen Incredibles 2, you should appreciate this fan cosplaying as Edna Mode babysitting Jack-Jack: This amazing Edna Mode and Jack-Jack cosplay!!! pic.twitter.com/UTH81oAoNw — Sasaki Time (@SasakiTime) July 11, 2018   Cover Song of the Day: Speaking of cosplay, here's a bunch of guys in Marvel superhero costumes singing an a capella cover of the Avengers score:     Film History of the Day: Moon Film chronicles 85 years of disaster movies...
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Jul 11, 2018

New 'RoboCop' Sequel Coming From 'District 9' Director; Here's Everything We Know
Four years ago, MGM attempted to reboot the RoboCop franchise with a remake starring Joel Kinnaman. That wasn't too big a hit, at least not domestically, so now instead of continuing from that movie, the studio is going back to the beginning. According to Deadline, Neill Blomkamp (District 9) will helm a direct sequel to the 1987 original.  There was rumor earlier this year of a possible RoboCop that would continue from the very first movie, and now this is confirmation. Titled RoboCop Returns, the sequel will be based on a screenplay written in the 1980s that was never produced. As it turns out, the election of Donald Trump as president was an inspiration for revisiting that old script.  Here's everything we know about the RoboCop sequel: Did the 2016...
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Jul 11, 2018

Watch First 'Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
Back in 2015, Goosebumps brought R.L. Stine's popular young-adult horror series to life with a very entertaining tale that married monsters, mayhem and the macabre. The big-screen adventure danced lightly around the potentially disturbing horror elements to keep the emphasis on family fun, which made the movie unexpectedly entertaining and appealing to adults as well as children. The young lead characters also drew in a young-adult audience. Now the first trailer for the sequel, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween has arrived. Watch it below and then read onward to learn everything we know about the film. What's it about? The sequel is an all-new adventure that revolves around three young people and Slappy the dummy, who apparently is in a trouble-making mood. Once...
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Jul 11, 2018

DC's Joker Origin Movie Moves Forward With Joaquin Phoenix; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Warner Bros. has officially greenlit its standalone Joker movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Joaquin Phoenix has also been locked in for the role of the iconic DC Comics character. Filming will begin in September with a budget of only $55 million, which is pretty low for a comic book movie these days.  (Read our previous report on the casting and then check out everything we know about the movie so far below.)  Arguably the most iconic comic book villain of all time, The Joker needs an appropriately great actor to play him. In the past we've seen Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and Jared Leto portray the Batman nemesis, and now comes news that Joaquin Phoenix is next. Variety reports that the actor is in talks (but not yet negotiations) for the...
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Jul 11, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: The Scientific Accuracy of 'Skyscraper,' Iron Man Visits 'The Good Place' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Science of the Day: Could Dwayne Johnson really make the jump seen in the Skyscraper trailer? Nerdist jokingly explores the stunt's scientific accuracy:    Mashup of the Day: In this animated parody by Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez, Tony Stark visits The Good Place after the events of Avengers: Infinity War:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: Speaking of Avengers movies, here's DNEG showcasing their digital effects for Avengers: Age of Ultron:   Cosplay of the Day: We're still sharing Ant-Man cosplay in honor of Ant-Man and the Wasp because this one is just too cute and clever to ignore: One of the most ingenious cosplays ever...
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Jul 10, 2018

Jeremy Renner Joins the 'Spawn' Reboot; Here's Everything We Know
While Jamie Foxx has been confirmed for the title role in Todd McFarlane's Spawn reboot, the Hell-spawned superhero is not actually the main character of his own movie. Instead, the protagonist of Spawn is Detective Maximilian Steven Percival "Twitch" Williams III, a cop described by McFarlane as being like Sheriff Brody in Jaws. Spawn is, therefore, the movie's shark.  For the part of Twitch, McFarlane has cast Jeremy Renner, according to Deadline. "He will be the face of the film," says McFarlane, who created the comic book characters, adapted them for the screenplay and will be making his directorial debut with the feature. He continues to praise Renner as the best person to take the lead in Spawn: "I'm a huge fan of his. The...
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Jul 10, 2018

Billy Dee Williams to Reprise Lando Role for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'; Here's What We Know So Far
We've been wondering if Lando Calrissian would show up in the current Star Wars trilogy. The popular scoundrel from the original trilogy was a big part of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and his absence from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi has left fans wondering what became of the traitor turned hero of the rebel fleet. Lando was given a minor update in the recent official-canon book Bloodline and is a big part of another new book called Last Shot. Meanwhile, we just met his younger self as portrayed by Donald Glover in Solo: A Star Wars Story (young Lando might also get his own spinoff). As for the original version, actor Billy Dee Williams has been publicly stating he wants back in for an onscreen reprisal. Williams has gotten his wish...
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Jul 10, 2018

The Romantic Drama 'Disobedience' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Chappaquiddick (historical drama about Ted Kennedy; Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan; rated PG-13) Shock and Awe (action-drama; Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Rob Reiner, Jessica Biel, Milla Jovovich, Tommy Lee Jones, Luke Tennie, Richard Schiff; available 7/13 on cable MOD and in select theaters; rated R) The Leisure Seeker (romantic comedy; Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey, Dick Gregory, Kirsty Mitchell...
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Jul 10, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Easter Eggs, 'Skyscraper' as a 1990s Action Movie and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day: Now that Ant-Man and the Wasp is out in theaters, Mr. Sunday Movies humorously highlights all the movie's Easter eggs and other references:   Director's Commentary of the Day: And for Vanity Fair, Peyton Reed breaks down the kitchen fight scene in the new Ant-Man sequel:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Ant-Man and the Wasp, here's another fan who cosplayed as one of the title characters at the movies over the weekend: Wore my Wasp Cosplay for the FanX private screening of Ant-Man and The Wasp! This has been my favorite character to cosplay! @EvangelineLilly @fanxsaltlake #AntManAndTheWasp #ComicCon #cosplayer...
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Jul 09, 2018

Margot Robbie Talks Harley Quinn in 'Birds of Prey'; Here's What We Know So Far
Update: While busy promoting her new film Terminal, which opened in U.K. theaters last week, Margot Robbie (above) answered questions about her upcoming role as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey. The title, by the way, is not yet confirmed, but Robbie told Flickering Myth that production will begin in January 2019. In addition to starring, Robbie is also serving as a producer on the project, which she said is aiming for an R-rating and will be made with a "much smaller budget." Though we don't know which other characters will be featured in the film, Robbie told Yahoo Movies that she wants to see a diverse cast: "Yep, yes exactly, real life isn't so one specific image. We've got to reflect that onscreen." She went into more detail about the...
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Jul 09, 2018

J.B. Smoove Joins 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'; Here's Everything We Know
We have a hero. We have a villain. Now we have our first not sure what or who he is for the next Spider-Man movie. Deadline reports that J.B. Smoove, best known as Leon on Curb Your Enthusiasm, has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (as well a follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War and maybe Avengers 4).  Obviously, there are no details on the role Smoove will play. The actor and comedian, who can currently be seen in theaters in Uncle Drew, is just said to be playing "a lead in the ensemble." What kind of character might that entail? An associate of the villain Mysterio? Another bad guy entirely? Let the theories and rumors commence. Update 2: Tom Holland went and nonchalantly (accidentally?) revealed the title for...
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Jul 09, 2018

Next 3 Unexpected Comic Thrillers: 'The Spy Who Dumped Me,' 'Goosebumps 2,' 'Holmes and Watson'
The Marvel sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp earned an estimated $76 million this past weekend, per Box Office Mojo, easily surpassing the total made by the original adventure on its opening dates in 2015. What also distinguishes the new film from its predecessor is a greater reliance on comedy to liven up the action-movie formula. The primary characters are already well-established, which allows for more self-referential humor, especially as the other players poke fun at Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). This also frees up Hope Van Dyne, aka The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) to take on more of the action and dramatic duties as the true protagonist of the piece, another unexpected and very welcome development. In addition, the basic thrust of the story -- the need to rescue Janet Van Dyne...
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Jul 07, 2018

The Week in Movie News: Villain Roles for Jim Carrey and Idris Elba, a 'Child's Play' Reboot and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   GREAT NEWS Keri Russell heads to Star Wars: Actress Keri Russell is in talks to reunite with her Felicity and Mission: Impossible III director, J.J. Abrams, for an undisclosed role in Star Wars: Episode IX, the final installment of the "Skywalker Saga." Read more here.   GREAT NEWS Jim Carrey joins 'Sonic the Hedgehog': Jim Carrey, who memorably played DC villain The Riddler in Batman Forever, will continue his career resurgence with another bad guy role in the video game adaptation Sonic the Hedgehog. Read more here.   MORE GREAT NEWS Idris Elba joins Hobbs and Shaw: Speaking of villain roles, Idris Elba just got another...
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Jul 07, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Ant-Man' Recap, the Boring Job of Being Tom Cruise's Stunt Double and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Before you see Ant-Man and the Wasp, recall what happened in Ant-Man thanks to this recap rap:   Movie Science of the Day: Ant-Man may seem like the most inconsequential member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but here's Kyle Hill scientifically explaining why he might be the mightest Avenger of all:   Cosplay of the Day: Here's another pair of cosplayers who are ready for the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp this week: It's finally out in the country!! Be sure to catch #AntManAndTheWasp in a cinema near you!! #TheWasp #HopeVanDyne #EvangellineLily #PaulRudd #Antman #Marvel #MCU #Cosplay #MCUCosplay #MarvelCosplay...
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Jul 06, 2018

Keri Russell Is Joining 'Star Wars: Episode IX'; Here's What We Know So Far
Fans can look forward to many familiar faces returning for Star Wars: Episode IX next year, including Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, but now we know of at least one new addition. Variety has revealed that actress Keri Russell is in talks to join the cast of the sequel, which follows last year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi to conclude the "Skywalker Saga." Russell is no stranger to anyone familiar with the career of director J.J. Abrams. She starred in his TV series Felicity, which began airing 20 years ago, and they were reunited when Abrams cast her as an IMF agent in Mission: Impossible III (above). Russell just recently finished up a lead role on the hit show The Americans, so this is a great next step for her.  Will she be a good guy or a bad guy? A...
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Jul 06, 2018

Billy Dee Williams Reprises Lando Role for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'; Here's What We Know So Far
We've been wondering if Lando Calrissian would show up in the current Star Wars trilogy. The popular scoundrel from the original trilogy was a big part of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and his absence from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi has left fans wondering what became of the traitor turned hero of the rebel fleet. Lando was given a minor update in the recent official-canon book Bloodline and is a big part of another new book called Last Shot. Meanwhile, we just met his younger self as portrayed by Donald Glover in Solo: A Star Wars Story (young Lando might also get his own spinoff). As for the original version, actor Billy Dee Williams has been publicly stating he wants back in for an onscreen reprisal. Williams has gotten...
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Jul 06, 2018

Comics on Film: 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' Shrinks to the Occasion as a Superior Sequel
In 2015, Marvel Studios' Ant-Man — directed by Peyton Reed and starring Paul Rudd — was a little hard to qualify in the growing series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Coming off of the event that was Avengers: Age of Ultron and serving as the last stop before Captain America: Civil War, it was kind of sandwiched in-between two much higher-profile films from the same world it calls home. It also tried to be something far less weighty than what we'd seen in Age of Ultron, and even what we would eventually see the next summer in Civil War. Still, Ant-Man was fun, salvaged from undoubtedly difficult shuffling that moved it out of the hands of Edgar Wright and into those of Peyton Reed, and it was well-received. Now, three...
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Jul 06, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' VFX Breakdown, 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Parody and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: See the making of one of Ant-Man and the Wasp's most memorable effects stunt sequences in this featurette from Marvel:   Movie Science of the Day: Speaking of Ant-Man and the Wasp, Marvel also presents this video of scientist John Urschel discussing true facts about ants:   Cosplay of the Day: Get inspired to wear a costume to your Ant-Man and the Wasp showing this weekend with this duo cosplaying as the title characters: Ant-Man And The Wasp by SoloRoboto Industries and Miss Kit Quinn, Photography by BigWhiteBazooka #cosplay pic.twitter.com/P8bDhy8KAn — Did That Guy Just Say? (@DTGJS1) June 29, 2018     Movie...
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Jul 05, 2018

Idris Elba to Turn Villainous in 'Fast and Furious' Spin-off; Here's Everything We Know
Update: In recent years, we've become accustomed to seeing Idris Elba in heroic roles, as in Thor: Ragnarok (above). So it's somewhat surprising to hear that he will portray a villain in the first spin-off from the Fast and Furious series, per Variety. Elba came to attention as an elegant drug kingpin on HBO's The Wire and since then has impressed in a wide variety of roles. He played a villainous role in Star Trek: Beyond not too long ago, which actually seemed atypical at this point in his career, but we look forward to seeing what sort of antagonist he will be playing in the new action thriller. (Read onward to learn everything we know about the upcoming spin-off movie.)   If you loved the antagonistic chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Jason...
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Jul 05, 2018

The Last Horror Blog: 'Child's Play' Reboot on Its Way
Child's Play reboot in the works - A few months back, we told you that Child's Play creator Don Mancini was working on a television series based on the 1980s horror favorite. Now comes news that MGM is looking to reboot the entire Child's Play franchise, and that they'd like to begin shooting in … September! Mancini's TV series (which is considered canon to the original films) is still in the works, but this new film, which features a "technologically advanced" killer doll, will apparently co-exist alongside it. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are attached as producers on the project, while Tyler Burton Smith will pen the screenplay.  Beyond that, we don't know a whole lot about the project, though it appears that...
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Jul 04, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Imagining a 'Back to the Future' Remake, the History of the Walt Disney Logo and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Fake Remake of the Day: Back to the Future will never be remade, but if it had to be, BossLogic imagines Tom Holland and Bryan Cranston as Marty and Doc: Celebrating the release of #backtothefuture 33 years ago today, just did a modern rendition of if it was filmed today ?? - @TomHolland1996 @BryanCranston @BacktotheFuture pic.twitter.com/zqaUSh3WFk — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) July 3, 2018   Director's Commentary of the Day: IMDb presents the new trailer for Skyscraper with commentary from director Rawson Marshall Thurber:    Cosplay of the Day: It's a two for one deal here as someone dressed up as McDonald's mascot Grimace dressed up as Thanos...
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Jul 03, 2018

Vanessa Kirby Joins 'Fast and Furious' Spin-off 'Hobbs and Shaw'; Here's Everything We Know
If you loved the antagonistic chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in The Fate of the Furious, you're in luck because there's a spin-off in the works focused on their rivalry. And if you loved Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret on the Netflix series The Crown (above), you're also in luck because she's just joined the cast of the spin-off.   Yeah, the Fast and Furious movies and The Crown are very different kinds of entertainment, but there's definitely some overlap in their fanbases (hi, right here). Kirby, who was incredible on the biographical British royalty show, has had to leave the production because all the real-life characters are being recast with older performers.  What better way to follow-up starring in a prim...
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Jul 03, 2018

'Ready Player One' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Blockers (comedy; Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon, Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins, Jimmy Bellinger, Ramona Young, Jake Picking, Sarayu Blue, Gina Gershon, T.C. Carter, Colton Dunn; rated R) A Quiet Place (horror; Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward; rated PG-13) Ready Player One (sci-fi/action; Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance...
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Jul 03, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Skyscraper' Pays Homage to 'Die Hard,' The Philosophy of Bo Burnham and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Influences of the Day: Dwayne Johnson pays homage to two of the main influences on his new movie Skyscraper with these posters in the style of Die Hard and The Towering Inferno:  I had these ultra cool vintage posters made paying homage to the two classic movies that inspired me and generations, and became the inspiration for my film SKYSCRAPER. Respect & luv to the GOAT's Willis, McQueen & Newman.#DieHard #ToweringInferno #SKYSCRAPER JULY 13th???? pic.twitter.com/RQ2XUoxTxX — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 1, 2018   Director's Commentary of the Day: IMDb got Eli Roth to talk about his upcoming movie The House With a Clock In Its Walls over its...
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Jul 02, 2018

Remembering the First Bond Girl, the Last Munchkin of 'The Wizard of Oz' and More Reel-Important People We Lost in June
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Stanley Anderson (1939-2018) - Actor. He played the president in both Armageddon and The Rock and General Slocum in Spider-Man. He also appears in Red Dragon, Primal Fear, Runaway Jury, The Pelican Brief and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. He died of brain cancer on June 24. (THR) Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018) Chef, Author, Television Personality. Best known for his TV food and travel series and bestselling books, he also appears in the movie The Big Short (see below) and the...
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Jul 02, 2018

Jim Carrey Tapped As Villain in 'Sonic the Hedgehog'; Here's Everything We Know So Far
Update: Jim Carrey established himself as a unique and wacky comic presence in movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Dumb and Dumber. Yet he also tackled roles that turned toward the dark side, as in Batman Forever and The Cable Guy. Since then, he's continued to play both heroes and villains. Now Carrey is ready to play the primary villain in Sonic the Hedgehog. He is in negotiations to star as Robotnik, aka Doctor Eggman, in the big-screen adaptation of the popular video game, according to Deadline. The character is known as a scientist who wants to conquer the world. (Read onward to learn all we know about the film.)   James Marsden (HBO's Westworld) will star in Sonic the Hedgehog, according to Variety. The actor will probably not be playing the...
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Jul 02, 2018

Watch Thrilling New 'Skyscraper' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
Update: The third trailer for Skyscraper has just dropped, and it looks spectacular, thrilling, and very, very dangerous. If it reminds you of past movies that starred Bruce Willis and Paul Newman, Dwayne Johnson acknowledges that Die Hard and The Towering Inferno "are two classic movies that inspired me and generations, and became the inspiration" for the new film. We can definitely see that in the new trailer. Watch it below, then scroll down to read our previous post on all we know about Skyscraper, which opens on July 13.   Dwayne Johnson is on a terrific roll right now. He's developed a likable big-screen presence and has chosen projects that allow him to shine as a heroic leading man. While he's not afraid of roles that poke self-aware fun at...
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Jul 02, 2018

Next 3 Mystery Thrillers: 'Peppermint,' 'A Simple Favor,' 'Bad Times at the El Royale'
Again and again, Benicio Del Toro finds himself in a bad place in Sicario: Day of the Soldado (above), but he is always intent on his own survival as he metes out righteous judgment to lawbreakers and wrongdoers. What does he do, however, when the stakes become even more personal? That's the essential question to be answered in the mystery thriller, which debuted over the weekend and was the top new release at the box office. Other upcoming mystery thrillers will undoubtedly reveal surprising answers to their own essential questions. Here are three that have caught our eye. Peppermint Jennifer Garner is happily married with a young daughter when all that she loves and treasures is torn away from her. After justice fails to be served, she withdraws from everyone...
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Jun 30, 2018

The Week in Movie News: Jared Leto Is Marvel's Morbius, First Look at 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Jared Leto takes on another comic book villain: Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto will be reprising his role as DC villain The Joker in an upcoming movie, but he's also going to play Marvel villain Morbius, the Living Vampire, in an upcoming Spider-Man spinoff for Sony. Read more here and find out the latest on the next true Spider-Man movie here.    GREAT NEWS Leonardo DiCaprio shares a set photo from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: We got our first official look at the next Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as Leonardo DiCaprio shared a photo of himself and Brad Pitt in character in late '60s costume. See the image and read...
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Jun 30, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: How 'Avengers: Infinity War' Should Have Ended, 'Blade' Meets 'Underworld' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Endings of the Day: Maybe the heroes could have won in Avengers: Infinity War? Here's an amusing animated look at five possible happier endings:   Mashup of the Day: The crossover fans can only dream of, Blade teaming up with Seline from the Underworld movies, gets a fan-made trailer by Stryder HD:   Reworked Trailer of the Day: Weird Trailers creator Aldo Jones warps the Venom spot and mashes it with Tobey Maguire and other characters from Spider-Man 3:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Marvel antihero movies, here's some awesome Zazie Beetz version of Domino cosplay inspired by Deadpool 2: My version of Domino from Deadpool 2...
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Jun 29, 2018

Comics on Film: Who Is Morbius, the Living Vampire? What's Next for the Joker?
After getting a taste of comic book-styled storytelling in 2016's Suicide Squad, it seems that acclaimed Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto is ready to take on a decidedly different kind of comics character. He's making the somewhat curious choice of moving away from, arguably, comics' greatest villain, and toward a supernatural character that inhabits an entirely different shared universe. As we've detailed for you already, Jared Leto will be starring in an upcoming Sony Pictures adaptation centered on Spider-Man adversary Morbius, the Living Vampire. The second major, independent step that the studio seems to be taking with the characters they have the rights to after this year's Venom — and independent of the character that leads their side of...
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Jun 29, 2018

Fatih Akin to Direct New 'Firestarter'; Here's Everything We Know
Amidst the current Stephen King explosion, Blumhouse Productions is moving forward on their adaptation of Firestarter. King's 1980 novel, about a young girl with pyrokinetic powers. It was previously turned into a 1984 movie starring Drew Barrymore. The story has also influenced numerous films and TV series, including Stranger Things. Now, according to Variety, the remake has found a director. German filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head-On, In the Fade) will helm the movie, working with a script by Scott Teems (Sundance Channel's Rectify). Akin takes over from Akiva Goldsman, who was previously announced as director. He will remain on the project as a producer, alongside Jason Blum.  Here's everything we know about the new adaptation:  What is the...
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Jun 29, 2018

Rebecca Ferguson Joins 'Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Rebecca Ferguson, who burst into prominence thanks to her dynamic performance in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (above), is in negotiations to costar in Doctor Sleep, according to Variety. Based on Stephen King's novel, a sequel to The Shining, the story follows Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), a youngster in the original film, who is now an adult dealing with his own problems, psychic and otherwise, as he endeavors to help dying patients at a hospice. The role that Ferguson will be playing has not yet been revealed, though it is believed to be a key element in the film. Could she be playing a member of the True Knot, a dangerous group of people who have similar powers as Danny? Time will tell; the actress will next be seen in Mission: Impossible...
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Jun 29, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Imagining Jared Leto as Morbius, How 'Incredibles 2' Fits the Pixar Theory and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Casting Rendering of the Day: With Jared Leto cast as Morbius in Sony's movie about the Marvel Comics character, BossLogic shows us what he might look like in the role: Hearing the news about @JaredLeto as #morbius at first I was like ?? then I was excited, let's see what he brings to the #Marvel world! pic.twitter.com/WcJheMkLvA — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) June 28, 2018   Fan Theory of the Day: Does Incredibles 2 offer any new evidence for the interconnected Pixar movies theory? Yes, according to Screen Rant:   Mashup of the Day: Mashup master Antonio Maria Da Silva outdoes Steven Spielberg by doing his own pop culture crossover including The...
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Jun 28, 2018

'Solo' Writer Jonathan Kasdan Working on 'Indiana Jones 5' Script; Here's Everything We Know
Jonathan Kasdan is making his way around Lucasfilm properties. The screenwriter collaborated with his father, Lawrence Kasdan, on this year's Solo: A Star Wars Story, and now he's reportedly working on the script for Indiana Jones 5. According to Collider, the younger Kasdan has replaced David Koepp (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) for the next sequel in the series. Kasdan's father was one of George Lucas's co-writers on the first Indy movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. There's a possibility that the elder screenwriter could be working with his son on this sequel, just as he did with Solo. Regardless, this is a special development for Jonathan Kasdan, who now gets to write for the actual Harrison Ford rather than a substitute in one of...
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Jun 28, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: One-Minute Cut of 'Predator,' How to Make a European Art Film and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Abridged Movie of the Day: We've got a few months left before the release of The Predator to catch up, but here's a quick one-minute recap of the original Predator:   Filmmaking Parody of the Day: This NSFW video humorously reveals how easy it is to make an acclaimed and Cannes-worthy European art film:   Character in Close-Up: In the latest edition of Awesome Bad Guys for IMDb, Patrick Epino spotlights Will Ferrell's Mugatu from Zoolander:   Movie Food of the Day: This recent edition of Binging With Babish shows how to make the pineapple and olive pizza from Deadpool:   Vintage Image of the Day: Tobey Maguire, who turns...
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Jun 28, 2018

Jared Leto to Star in 'Spider-Man' Spin-off 'Morbius'; Here's Everything We Know
We've been hearing a lot about Jared Leto and his various continuing exploits as The Joker (above in Suicide Squad). But it turns out that Leto will be starring as another comic-book character, Morbius, in another cinematic universe. Read onward for all we know. Who is Morbius? A spin-off in the new, steadily expanding Spider-Man cinematic universe, Morbius (the film) will revolve around the Marvel comic book character Morbius, the Living Vampire. First appearing as an antagonist in 1971, he is essentially heroic but tortured, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who learned he was dying from a rare disorder and began a desperate search for a cure. That led to an experiment gone wrong; Morbius became "something resembling a vampire … driven by a blinding hunger for...
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Jun 27, 2018

First Look at Kristen Wiig in 'Wonder Woman 1984'; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Director Patty Jenkins shared the first look at Kristen Wiig as a villainous character known as The Cheetah. Jenkins also confirmed that Wiig will be playig the incarnation known as Barbara Ann Minerva, who was a close friend of Diana Prince before she was turned evil by a cursed relic.  The character is considered Wonder Woman's primary adversary (her Joker or Lex Luthor). Cheetah is a woman possessing superhuman strength and the appearance of her namesake animal.  Enter Barbara Minerva… #WW84 pic.twitter.com/56f8Diu7So — Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 27, 2018 (Check out everything else we know about the film in our previously-published post below.)    Gasps could be heard around the world this morning...
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Jun 27, 2018

'Top Gun: Maverick' Shortlist for Goose's Son Includes Miles Teller and Nicholas Hoult; Here's Everything We Know
Update 2: While returning stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are locked for Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel is now in search of a new addition to the cast. In the tradition of franchise legacies, the long-awaited Top Gun sequel will feature the offspring of a deceased character. In this case, an adult version of Goose's son, whom we saw as a boy in the 1986 original.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel's producers (including Cruise) are in a deep search for the right actor for the role. Current frontrunners include Miles Teller (Whiplash), Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Glen Powell (Hidden Figures). Reportedly, Dylan O'Brien and Austin Butler were previously in the mix.  Talent aside, which of the three finalists would be the...
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Jun 27, 2018

First Look at Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'; Here's Everything We Know
Update 4: Keeping interest in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood going through production, Leonardo DiCaprio shared a first official look at the next Quentin Tarantino movie via Instagram this morning. The promotional photo showcases DiCaprio and co-star Brad Pitt posed for the camera wearing outfits reminding us of the 1969 setting.  DiCaprio and Pitt are in costume as actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double, Cliff Booth, respectively. Both of them, in their different ways, give off a Steve McQueen vibe. But McQueen is actually getting a portrayal in the movie via Damian Lewis. Dalton and Booth are instead fictional characters in the story, which takes place around the time of the true Manson Family murders.    First look...
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Jun 27, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: The Problem With Modern Action Blockbusters, R-Rated 'Mary Poppins' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Video Essay of the Day: This Rossatron video essay explores what's wrong with the action of most modern blockbusters:    Reworked Movie of the Day: What if Mary Poppins was rated R? This animated video from FBE offers a violent and crass version of the Disney classic:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Disney classics, here's a cosplayer who has no reason to be shy since she looks perfect as the title character from Moana: My name is Tisha and cosplay has been my life for 7 years. I'm shy about uploading my stuff, but my love for being my favorite characters is too much for me to hide. Moana is the one cosplay I feel the most confident...
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Jun 26, 2018

'A Quiet Place' Sneaks Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Acrimony (Tyler Perry-directed drama-thriller; Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Jazmyn Simon, Ptosha Storey; rated R) Ideal Home (comedy; Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman, Steve Coogan; available 6/29 on cable MOD and in select theaters; not rated)   Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than SD). Check with your favorite Digital HD provider to see if the same movies listed above on cable MOD are also...
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Jun 26, 2018

New 'Predator' Trailer Teases the "Ultimate Predator"; Here's Everything We Know
Update: The first full trailer for Shane Black's Predator has arrived, and while it's short on plot (see the original teaser for that), the spot does feature a lot of action and our first look at the "Ultimate Predator." Yes, there's a version of these alien hunters that's bigger and badder than any we've seen in the franchise so far.  This trailer also showcases more of acclaimed actor Sterling K. Brown and the rest of the rangers tasked with taking out the Predators before they take out the planet. Watch the new trailer below, and then check out everything we know about the movie, including the new poster (teased above) in full.   Cover yourself in mud, and get to the choppah, because the first teaser trailer for The...
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Jun 26, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Easter Eggs, Fan-Made 'Man of Steel 2' Trailer and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day: Now that you've seen Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, here's Mr. Sunday Movies with another amusing video highlighting the movie's Easter eggs and references to the other Jurassic movies:   Director Commentary of the Day: Watch a scene from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with commentary by director J.A. Bayona via the New York Times:    Cosplay of the Day: Hey, look, it's the people dressed up as the dinosaurs from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom dressed up as The Avengers: #FBF to assembling with the #DinoVengers at @FanimeCon. This was so much fun...but hot! ?????? Cant wait to wear these again once the weather...
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Jun 25, 2018

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Sequel Now Has a Title; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Tom Holland went and nonchalantly (accidentally?) revealed the title for the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming over the weekend: Spider-Man: Far From Home. The name showed up on an electronic copy of the script the actor waved about in a new Instagram video, where he also admits to being confused about there being a sequel, due to a spoilery element of Avengers: Infinity War. Watch below.    Sorry for no announcements, but I love you guys ?? A post shared by ?? (@tomholland2013) on Jun 23, 2018 at 5:39pm PDT   After Holland spilled the beans on the title, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed its validity to Cinema Blend, vaguely confessing how the title allows for consistency in the naming of this...
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Jun 25, 2018

Chris Pratt's Next 3 Movies: 'The Lego Movie 2,' 'Cowboy Ninja Viking,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'
In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (above), Chris Pratt is a reluctant hero, pressed into service to track down the grown-up Velociraptor named Blue when a volcano erupts at the ruined theme park formerly known as Jurassic World. The film unleashes a flurry of dark delights, which we won't spoil here, but we can definitely recommend seeing it in a theater. While we'd love to see Pratt reprise his role as Owen Grady in another installment in the Jurassic series, here is what's coming up next for the actor. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Pratt became a big star thanks to his dynamic performance in Guardians of the Galaxy, but before that blockbuster hit cinema screens, his lead voice role as lovably ordinary Emmet Brickowski in The Lego Movie endeared him to...
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Jun 25, 2018

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Stomps to Top of Box Office Charts
After enjoying considerable success overseas, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stomped into theaters in the U.S. and earned an estimated $150 million over the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. Combined with overseas earnings, the film has made more than $711 million worldwide, which means it's the third largest release worldwide this year, trailing only Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. While no other films opened widely in theaters, Incredibles 2 gave the film competition on the younger end of the market in its second week of release. The animated sequel earned an estimated $81 million and has now made $350 million at the box office in the U.S., pushing it into the top ten animated earners of all time. Ocean's 8 dropped just 38.6% over its previous...
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Jun 23, 2018

The Week in Movie News: 'The Witches' Remake On the Way, First 'Creed II' Trailer Arrives and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS The Witches remake on the way: Robert Zemeckis, who hasn't made a family film in a while, is heading back to kid-friendly territory with a new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches. Read more here and check out a trailer for Zemeckis' next movie down below.    GREAT NEWS Marvel narrowed down choice for Black Widow director: Cate Shortland, Amma Asante and Maggie Betts were named as shortlisted candidates to helm Marvel's Black Widow, which is committed to having a woman director. Read more here.   INCREDIBLE NEWS Incredibles 2 smashes records at the box office: The latest Pixar release, Incredibles 2, had a...
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Jun 23, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Fan-Made 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Trailer, the Science of the 'Jurassic Park' Franchise and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Fake Trailer of the Day: Stryder HD created a concept trailer for the inevitable movie version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of the Wizarding World franchise, here's some fantastic cosplay inspired by the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel: Newt, Queenie, and Young Dumbledore for the 2018 @BOOKSPLOSION Cosplay bash #FantasticBeasts #HarryPotter #youngdumbledore pic.twitter.com/LOHKE5GTm3 — Christine Riccio (@xtineMAY) June 21, 2018   Movie Science of the Day: In honor of the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, SyFy Wire presents paleontologist Mark Norrell on the science of the Jurassic...
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Jun 22, 2018

Comics on Film: The MCU Could Be Getting a Whole Lot Bigger After Fox Sale
While a bidding war between Comcast and Disney seemed to briefly erupt over the purchase of 21st Century Fox, it seems that it's been settled: after Disney came roaring back into the fight with a staggering bid of $71.3 billion, Fox quickly answered back with "Sorry Comcast, we're going with the mouse." Disney released an amended agreement, and now the only hurdle left in front of the merger are regulatory questions from the Federal Trade Commission, which is likely to approve the deal going through. Of course, Comics on Film isn't a finance news column, far from it. We're here this week to simply speculate on how exactly some previously inaccessible characters housed at 20th Century Fox could now be incorporated into Disney's future plans with...
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Jun 22, 2018

Xavier Dolan and Will Beinbrink Join 'It: Chapter Two'; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Two important supporting characters have been cast in It: Chapter Two. According to Deadline, filmmaker Xavier Dolan (pictured above in I Killed My Mother), who also often acts in his own movies, will play gay Derry resident Adrian Mellon, who becomes the victim of a hate crime. Joining him is Will Beinbrink (Free State of Jones) as Beverly's abusive husband Tom.   Update 3: Isaiah Mustafa (above in Madea's Big Happy Family) has joined the cast of It: Chapter Two, per THR. He will play the role of Mike Hanlon, first portrayed by Chosen Jacobs as a young man in It. All the adult versions of the Losers Club members have now been cast: Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Bill Hader as Richie Tozer, Jay Ryan as...
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Jun 22, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' VFX Breakdown, 'Jurassic' Franchise Dinosaur Guide and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: This video deconstructs the visual effects that went into the scene where Iron Man and Doctor Strange fight Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War (via /Film):    Movie Recap of the Day: With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theaters starting tonight, here's another rapped recap of the last movie:    Movie Science of the Day: Speaking of the Jurassic movies, here's Kyle Hill scientifically explaining the best way to fight off a T.rex:   Character Guide of the Day: Speaking of the science of the Jurassic movies, here's a scientist on the truth about all the dinosaurs that have appeared in the...
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Jun 21, 2018

Search for a 'Black Widow' Director Narrows to Three; Here's Everything We Know
Fans have been begging Marvel for a Black Widow movie for almost a decade and now the dream is finally coming alive. The presumably titled Black Widow will likely feature Scarlett Johansson in the title role, which she's portrayed already in six installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including this year's Avengers: Infinity War.  The latest status update on the project is that Marvel is still trying to decide on a director best suited for the spin-off. The studio knows they want a woman for the job, and after talking to many, many candidates, they may have settled on just a few final contenders: according to Deadline, they are Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome), Amma Asante (Belle) and Maggie Betts (Novitiate). As we wait for one of these...
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Jun 21, 2018

The Last Horror Blog: 'Mindhunter,' 'Murder in the Woods,' 'The Row' and More
Cameron Britton talks about becoming Ed Kemper - I was late to the party on Netflix's series Mindhunter, which chronicles the early days of the FBI's profiler division, but it was hands-down one of the best shows of last year. Part of the reason it's so compelling is thanks to Cameron Britton's portrayal of co-ed killer Ed Kemper (above, left). If you've ever seen an interview with the real Kemper, then you know that Britton nails the guy's way of speaking, his look and his mannerisms in a really eerie way. This new clip finds the actor showing how he pulls off the incredible transformation. Season 2 can't get here soon enough.   Danny Trejo headlines Latin slasher Murder in the Woods - As far as titles go, Murder in...
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Jun 21, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Jurassic World' Without the VFX, How to Keep 'Star Wars' From Bombing and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:     Alternate Ending of the Day: Not an alternate plot but an alternate view of how the ending of Jurassic World went down, here's the climax of the movie without any special effects: #JurassicWorld without special effects is unreal ???? (via @BDHnetwork) pic.twitter.com/MO7ezthxo7 — FANDOM (@getFANDOM) June 18, 2018   Movie Food of the Day: Celebrate the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by making a dino cobb salad care of Nerdist Noms:   Franchise Fix of the Day: This silly but logical video proposes that Disney avoid having a Star Wars movie bomb at the box office by targeting just the fanbase and charging a lot more for...
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Jun 20, 2018

Watch the First Trailer for Robert Zemeckis' 'Welcome to Marwen'; Here's Everything We Know
Jeff Malmberg's Marwencol is one of the most beloved documentaries of all time. The 2010 feature may not have received an Oscar nomination or a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes or a significant box office gross, but the nonfiction film community went crazy for it, and pretty much anyone else who saw the doc since has been amazed by its unique human interest story.  Now Marwencol has been remade as a dramatic narrative picture by Robert Zemeckis, and it looks to warm even more hearts and inspire more moviegoers with its adapted tale of a man coping with a personal trauma by creating a fictional World War II-set town in his backyard with dolls. Welcome to Marwen is the name of the upcoming movie, and it's got a magical new trailer. Watch...
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Jun 20, 2018

Watch the First 'Creed II' Trailer: Here's Everything We Know So Far
Update: The first trailer for Creed II has arrived, and fans of the 2015 original should feel right back in the groove as Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa helps guide Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson to another challenging bout in the ring. This one far more personal than the last. Fans of the 1985 sequel Rocky IV  will also feel added excitement with the late reveal of Adonis's latest opponent. He's fighting Viktor Drago, son of the Soviet boxer Ivan Drago, who killed his father. It's interesting that this first trailer doesn't go heavy on an explicit explanation of this callback plot point. Fans of this franchise are trusted with the subtle nod.  Watch the trailer: The film will open in theaters on November 21, 2018. Check out the...
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Jun 20, 2018

New 'The Witches' on Its Way From Robert Zemeckis; Here's What We Know So Far
A new, big-screen version of Roald Dahl's The Witches is on its way from Warner Bros. and filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (The Walk, above), according to Variety. Here's what we know so far. What's the source material? Published in 1983, the children's book by Roald Dahl follows an 8-year-old British boy who goes to Norway to live with his grandmother after his parents are killed. His grandmother tells him stories about witches, describing them as horrifying creatures who only want to kill children. After he moves back to England with his grandmother, she becomes ill and they head to a hotel by the sea for her to recuperate. There, the boy is trapped by witches and transformed into a mouse. Inspired by his grandmother, the boy endeavors to kill all the...
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Jun 20, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Alternate 'Jurassic World' Ending, Iron Man vs. Thanos 'Infinity War' Battle in Lego and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Ending of the Day: Here's how Jurassic World should have ended, logically, but then of course we wouldn't have Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard for the sequel:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Jurassic World, here's a fan cosplaying as the velociraptor Blue, who also features in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: Blue Velociraptor Costume WIP by Hannah Chan (Rexy Cosplay). https://t.co/nBkqi7uml5 Speaker boxes by Danny Sharples. #JurassicWorld #Cosplay #Dinosaur #Costume #CraftYourFandom pic.twitter.com/PycoNEkmuc — the RPF (@therpf) June 19, 2018   Movie Food of the Day: Celebrate the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by learning...
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Jun 19, 2018

See First 'Creed II' Poster: Here's Everything We Know So Far
Update: The first poster for Creed II has now been released, featuring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson. The poster teases a mighty battle in the ring that is to come. The first trailer is due tomorrow. The film will open in theaters on November 21, 2018. Check out the poster in its full glory below, and below that, check out everything else we know about the film in our previously-published post.   A lot has happened since the release of Creed in 2015. One of its actors was nominated for an Oscar (and won a Golden Globe) for his performance in the movie. All three of its main stars (as well as its director) have joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl. And now production has begun on a sequel to...
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Jun 19, 2018

The Comedy 'Blockers' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Pacific Rim: Uprising (sci-fi action; John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, Jin Zhang, Charlie Day; available now to coincide with 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release; rated PG-13) Paul, Apostle of Christ (religious drama; Jim Caviezel, Olivier Martinez, Joanne Whalley, John Lynch, James Faulkner; rated PG-13) Brothers of the Wind (family drama; Jean Reno, Manuel Camacho, Tobias Moretti, Eva Kuen; not...
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Jun 19, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Jurassic' Franchise Recap, 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' as a Live-Action Movie and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: Darth Blender made a live-action version of the trailer for the animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse using footage from other movies and TV shows:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Before Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters this Friday, cram on a recap of the Jurassic franchise so far care of Screen Junkies:    Mashups of the Day: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom  director J.A. Bayona shared these images of Paddington Bear infiltrating horror movies including Psycho, The Shining and his own The Orphanage: This is the real website where you can see how popular horror movies...
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Jun 19, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' as a Live-Action Movie, 'Jurassic' Franchise Recap, and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: Darth Blender made a live-action version of the trailer for the animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse using footage from other movies and TV shows:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Before Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters this Friday, cram on a recap of the Jurassic franchise so far care of Screen Junkies:    Mashups of the Day: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom  director J.A. Bayona shared these images of Paddington Bear infiltrating horror movies including Psycho, The Shining and his own The Orphanage: This is the real website where you can see how popular horror movies...
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Jun 18, 2018

Where to Find Pixar's Trademark Easter Eggs in 'Incredibles 2'
Now that you've seen Incredibles 2 (and of course you have, it made all the money over the weekend), you'll be wanting to find out what you missed. Pixar movies tend to be filled with Easter eggs, including hidden character cameos and classic film references and callbacks. Pixar also has a handful of standard Easter eggs that appear in almost every one of their releases. Did you spot the Pizza Planet delivery truck, the Luxo ball, and the others? If not, here's a guide to where you can find each one when you go see Incredibles 2 a second time: A113 This letter and number combo is a reference to a classroom familiar to animation students at California Institute of the Arts, where many Pixar and Disney artists studied. "A113" can...
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Jun 18, 2018

Pixar's Next 3 Movies: 'Toy Story 4,' Then Original Animated Adventures
Pixar continues to enjoy great success at the box office, as evidenced by the record-breaking weekend for Incredibles 2. The sequel built on the themes first explored in the original film in 2004, while deepening the family relationship and featuring a baby with a range of newly-deployed superpowers. Of course, the animated adventure was also a lot of fun and included truly mind-boggling action sequences. What will Pixar do next? In addition to one sequel, several original projects are percolating at the moment; here's what we know about their next three releases. Toy Story 4 (June 21, 2019) Toy Story 3 appeared to wrap up the series nicely in 2010, but a year later, Tom Hanks claimed a fourth installment was in the works. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced in 2014 that Toy...
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Jun 18, 2018

'Incredibles 2' Smashes Box Office Records
Brad Bird's new animated adventure soared on the big screen. Over the weekend, Incredibles 2 earned an estimated $180 million at the box office, per CNN Money, absolutely smashing the record for animated titles previously held by Finding Dory, which made $135 million during its opening frame in 2016. Taking into account international openings as well as its domestic earnings, the film has grossed some $231.5 million worldwide so far. It's the third biggest opening of the year, behind Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, two Marvel superhero offerings that were also released by Disney. The success of Incredibles 2 points back to the original film's enduring popularity. Even though it's been some 14 years since The Incredibles was first released, the...
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Jun 16, 2018

The Week in Movie News: 'Wonder Woman' Sequel Teased a Mystery, 'Dumbo' and 'The Nun' Trailers and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Wonder Woman sequel teases a surprising co-star: We learned Wonder Woman 2 is titled Wonder Woman 1984 and saw some new images from the '80s-set superhero movie, including one mysteriously featuring Chris Pine as the previously killed-off Steve Trevor. Read more here and check out more Gal Gadot news here.   GREAT NEWS Ewan McGregor is the grown-up Danny Torrance: Ewan McGregor will star in the Stephen King adaptation Doctor Sleep, taking on another iconic movie character for the Shining sequel with his role as the adult Danny Torrance. Read more here.   SURPRISING NEWS James Wan to produce...
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Jun 16, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Funny 'Jurassic World' Recap, 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Heist as a Video Game and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Recap of the Day: We're a week ahead of the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, so revisit the plot of the last movie with this silly recap:   Remade Movie Scene of the Day: Mr. Sunday Movies re-created the train heist sequence from Solo: A Star Wars Story in 16-bit video game style animation:   Movie Food of the Day: With Incredibles 2 out in theaters today, Nerdist Noms shares some great ideas for Incredibles-inspired snacks:    Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Incredibles 2, here's a fan cosplaying as the new movie's villain, Screenslaver: Screenslaver from Incredibles 2 by @ChaksProduction...
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Jun 15, 2018

'Captain Marvel' Nabs Female Composer; Here's Everything We Know So Far
Update: Pinar Toprak has announced that she will be composing the musical score for Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson (above) as the titular character. Toprak thus becomes the first woman to score a major superhero movie. Her recent credits include TV's Krypton and the extremely popular video game Fortnite. See her announcement below.   I'm so thrilled to finally announce that I will be scoring the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL! It's an incredible honor to be a part of the Marvel Universe. So many thoughts racing through my head. And the main one is gratitude. I have so many people to thank for helping me on this journey but first and foremost, my incredible agents Laura Engel and Richard Kraft for believing in me from day one and Dave...
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Jun 15, 2018

Comics on Film: 'Incredibles 2' Is Completely Worth the 14-Year Wait
This movie is not based on comic book source material. However, if you don't believe that it isn't one of the year's most anticipated superhero films on similar order with any offering from Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, or DC Films, then you're living under a rock. After 14 years, Disney and Pixar's The Incredibles has only gotten better with age. The timeless aesthetic, inspired by many of the defining Marvel Comics works of the 1960's, has given the movie a timeless quality that you don't often see from 21st century superhero films, animated or otherwise. 2004 was, of course, a long time ago, but the sheer quality of the original film in every respect has made it impossible to forget.   That brings us to Disney and...
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Jun 15, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Batman vs. Batman Fan Trailer, the Evolution of Pixar and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Fake Trailer of the Day: What if Ben Affleck's Batman and Christian Bale's Batman somehow crossed over their universes? They'd fight, of course, a la this fake trailer from Stryder HD:   Cosplay of the Day: Heading to see Incredibles 2 this weekend and want to cosplay at the theater? Here's a makup tutorial for any Violet cosplayers:   Studio History of the Day: In honor of the release of Incredibles 2 this weekend, Burger Fiction chronicles the evolution of Pixar through their latest feature:   Movie History of the Day: In honor of the Superfly remake in theaters this week, Fandor and editor Christopher Inoa...
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Jun 15, 2018

What to Expect From the Future of DC Comic Book Movies
While some film franchises like to set up release dates far in advance, DC Entertainment is no longer on that path. Walter Hamada, the relatively new head of DC's movie production, is against that and other recent Hollywood trends, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "DC Extended Universe" no longer seems intent on aping Marvel's design, if it's even really a crossover mega-franchise anymore. Hamada has no interest in a writers' room, either. He appears to be into taking new DC Comics adaptations one project at a time.  Still, there are a lot of DC movies in development, albeit only a few that have definite schedules attached -- as far as the public knows, anyway. With this strategy, something could wind up being canceled. But for now, these...
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