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May 19, 2018

The Week in Movie News: 'Lando: A Star Wars Story' Is a Possibility, 'Deadpool 2' Is Reviewed and More
Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Lando Calrissian could get his own movie: Although the news broke first via mistranslated scoop, Lucasfilm has confirmed they're considering doing a Lando Calrissian Star Wars Story, just not next. Read more here.   GREAT NEWS A Catch Me If You Can reunion: Steven Spielberg may direct Leonardo DiCaprio for the first time since their 2002 collaboration Catch Me If You Can. This time they'd be teaming up for a Ulysses S. Grant biopic. Read more here.   SURPRISING NEWS Howard the Duck lives: Not that we necessarily thought Howard the Duck had perished at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but the Russo brothers have surprisingly...
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May 19, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Teen Titans Go!' Villain Deathstroke Roasts Deadpool, 'Black Panther' VFX Breakdown and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Character Roast of the Day: DC takes a jab at Deadpool, referring to him as a rip-off of Deathstroke, with this animated spot promoting Teen Titans Go! To the Movies: We need to talk about Deadpool. #DrainThePool #TeenTitansGOMovie pic.twitter.com/7JvQ8GMNAU — Teen Titans GO Movie (@TeenTitansMovie) May 18, 2018   Actor in the Spotlight: IMDb's No Small Parts takes this opportunity to celebrate the TV and movie career of Deadpool 2 scene stealer Zazie Beetz:   Character in Close-Up: Speaking of Beetz in Deadpool 2, now it's time to learn the background on her character, Domino:   Movie Comparison of the...
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May 18, 2018

Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio May Re-Team for Ulysses S. Grant Biopic
Steven Spielberg has worked with many of the same actors on multiple movies. Leonardo DiCpario has worked with many of the same directors on multiple movies. For some reason, Spielberg and DiCaprio have only done one project together, despite the fact that the movie, 2002's Catch Me If You Can, is among their respective fans' favorites and earned DiCaprio some of his finest lead performance accolades up to that point. Fortunately, there's a reunion in the making for the filmmaker and star. According to Deadline, DiCaprio may play Civil War general turned U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant in an adaptation of Ron Chernow's best-selling biography Grant. And Spielberg is in talks to direct the "epic" biopic. This would be a very different sort...
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May 18, 2018

Comics on Film: It's Good to Have Wade Back in 'Deadpool 2'
Two years ago, movie audiences worldwide were fully introduced to the fourth-wall breaking zaniness that's always uniquely injected into superhero stories by none other than Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool. With a nearly decade-long period of development hell stemming from the character's explosion in popularity after his first cinematic appearance in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 2016's first Deadpool film broke ground by being the first major, big budget, hard-R comedic superhero film that was actually based on an established character from one of the big two publishers in comics. Audiences and critics alike both ate it up, and after some early tumult concerning who would actually be helming the inevitable sequel, this summer we're treated to Deadpool 2...
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May 18, 2018

New Writers Hired for 'Cowboy Ninja Viking'; Here's All We Know
Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, above) will star as an assassin with a multiple-personality disorder in the upcoming Cowboy Ninja Viking. The project aims to start production this summer and has just hired two new writers, per THR. Let's review what we know about the movie What's it about? it's based on a comic book series created by A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo, first published in 2009. Disney acquired rights to the series in 2010, which eventually went to Universal in 2012. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Deadpool) wrote the first draft of the screenplay. The writing duo had their own ideas for the lead character's multiple personalities to manifest themselves on-screen. Marc Forster (World War Z) was attached to direct at...
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May 18, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: How 'Black Panther' Should Have Ended, Dream Casting a Ms. Marvel Movie and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Endings of the Day: See different ways Black Panther could have gone instead with this animated parody depicting how the movie should have ended:   Dream Casting of the Day: Kevin Feige has hinted about a Ms. Marvel movie, so BossLogic imagines Stranger Things' Linnea Berthelsen as Kamala Khan: Today I had some fun creating Ms. Marvel (kamala khan) I spent a while looking for the perfect cast for her atm I have yet to find but I do love the look of @linnea_bert so I did a piece on her for some fun #msmarvel @Kevfeige @MarvelStudios pic.twitter.com/S00gHyz6AK — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) May 17, 2018     Movie Food of the...
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May 17, 2018

Andy Bean and James Ransone Join 'It: Chapter Two'; Here's What We Know So Far
Update 2: Andy Bean has also joined the cast of horror sequel It: Chapter Two. According to Variety, he has been tapped to costar as the adult version of Stanley, who was portrayed by Wyatt Oleff in the first film. Bean's past credits include TV's Power (above).  (Our previous post appears below.)    Update 1: James Ransone has joined the cast of It: Chapter Two, per Deadline. He will portray the adult version of Eddie, played by Jake Dylan Grazer in the smash-hit horror thriller It. Ransone has appeared in a slew of independent films over the years. He may be best known for his role in horror thriller Sinister 2 (above), so he sounds like an exciting addition to the cast. Production on the film is scheduled to begin this summer.  (Read...
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May 17, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Starring Harrison Ford, Deadpool Takes Over the Movies and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Recast Movie of the Day: For those who can't buy another actor as Han Solo, here's a trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story with Harrison Ford back in the role (via Live for Film):   Promotion of the Day: In anticipation of Deadpool 2, the Merc with a Mouth has taken over the DVD/Blu-ray covers for many movies, including other X-Men titles, Predator and Office Space, at Wal-Mart: Have you seen these new #Deadpool variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! #podernfamily #TuesdayThoughts @deadpoolmovie...
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May 16, 2018

James Ransone Joins 'It: Chapter Two'; Here's What We Know So Far
Update: James Ransone has joined the cast of It: Chapter Two, per Deadline. He will portray the adult version of Eddie, played by Jake Dylan Grazer in the smash-hit horror thriller It. Ransone has appeared in a slew of independent films over the years. He may be best known for his role in horror thriller Sinister 2 (above), so he sounds like an exciting addition to the cast. Production on the film is scheduled to begin this summer.  (Read our previous post on the film below, published on April 13, 2018.) First the fans asked for Jessica Chastain, and they got her. Then they asked for Bill Hader, and now they've got him. Fans have been suggesting stars for It: Chapter Two ever since the release of It last fall (some have even made fake...
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May 16, 2018

Lucasfilm Confirms They're Considering a Lando Calrissian 'Star Wars Story'
Reviews for Solo: A Star Wars Story aren't the best, but almost every critic is in agreement about one thing: Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian is terrific. The Atlanta star portrays the suave gambler, originally played by Billy Dee Williams in the first Star Wars trilogy, and along with the character's droid companion L3 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), he's stealing the movie out from under young Han Solo himself, Alden Ehrenreich.  Solo, which comes out next week, leaves room for a sequel. Ehrenreich has a three-picture option for the character, and director Ron Howard has suggested it's up to the fans (via box office success) to determine if Solo 2 actually happens. However, critics and possibly the fans might prefer a Lando...
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May 16, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: The Weirdest 'Deadpool 2' Promotion Yet, Honest 'Black Panther' Trailer and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Marketing Stunt of the Day: To promote Deadpool 2 in South Korea, Ryan Reynolds wore a unicorn mask and costume and performed "Tomorrow" on the singing contest show King of Masked Singer: He is singing one of Admin's favorite song!! Who might this be??? TAKE A GUESS!! #KOCOWA #The_King_of_Mask_Singer #MBC #???? pic.twitter.com/uusko2E30W — KOCOWA OFFICIAL (@kocowa_official) May 14, 2018   Truthful Marketing of the Day: Honest Trailers finds the faults in Black Panther but blames them mostly on it just being a Marvel movie:   Remade Movie Scene of the Day: Speaking of Black Panther, watch the scene where Thor arrives in...
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May 16, 2018

Everyone Who Died and Everyone Who Lived at the End of 'Avengers: Infinity War'
Avengers: Infinity War has been out a few weeks, and you've probably heard about what happens at the end of the movie. But if not, you must be lost, because why would you be reading a post about the end of a movie you haven't seen or heard about yet? This should be clear from the headline, though just in case: Obviously, there are SPOILERS for Infinity War from here on.  A lot of characters die in Infinity War. We're not concerned with all of them. Anyone who met their end at the hands of Thanos in the first two acts -- namely Loki, Heimdall and Gamora, as well as half of the Asgardians -- are very likely gone for good. Vision, too. Then there's everyone who disintegrates at the end of the movie when Thanos wipes out half the beings in...
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May 15, 2018

New Writer Nabbed for 'Fast and Furious 9'; Here's What We Know So Far
Over the years, the Fast and Furious series has become a billion-dollar franchise for Universal Pictures. After Justin Lin decided to move on to other opportunities, directors James Wan and F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious, above) very capably helmed the last two installments, which have proven to be just as popular as ever. A spin-off is now in the works, and longtime writer and producer Chris Morgan is busy working on that project, which will team Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. So where does that leave the primary series? Writer Daniel Casey has now been hired, per THR. Here's all we know. First, why is this noteworthy? Back in 2006, the third installment in the Fast and Furious series featured an all-new cast of characters, a new director and a new...
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May 15, 2018

Watch First, Smashing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
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 film follows the band from their gritty origins to the top of the charts and beyond, as Mercury's lifetyle spiralled out of control before the band reunited triumphantly on the eve of Live Aid.  Watch the teaser below. Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) stepped in for director Bryan Singer after the latter's departure from the project late last year. Bohemian Rhapsody also has a new release date; it's now slated to open in theaters on November 2, 2018.  (Read more about Queen and the film in our previous post below, originally published on October...
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May 15, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence in 'Red Sparrow' 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 Black Panther (superhero action-adventure; Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker; rated PG-13) Samson (action-drama; Jackson Rathbone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Zane, Taylor James, Lindsay Wagner; rated PG-13) Dark Crimes (crime thriller; Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg; available 5/18 on cable MOD and in select theaters; rated R)   Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7...
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May 15, 2018

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' Electrifies Cannes; Here's All We Know
The latest project by the often controversial, always entertaining filmmaker Spike Lee has debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. The first trailer has also just been released and the reaction to BlacKkKlansman, produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out), has been electrifying. Here's all we know about the film. What's it about? In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth, the first African-American police detective in Colorado Springs, Colorado, sets out on a mission to expose the Ku Klux Klan. Watch the first trailer below. Who stars? John David Washington (HBO's Ballers) stars as Ron Stallworth. Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) stars as Flip Zimmerman, his more experienced (and Jewish) colleague in the police department who goes undercover on behalf of Stallworth...
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May 15, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Old Han Solo Meets Young Han Solo, the Tech of 'Black Panther' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Surprise Meeting of the Day: Old Han Solo Harrison Ford surprised new/young Han Solo Alden Ehrenreich during an interview with Entertainment Tonight promoting Solo: A Star Wars Story:   Movie Science of the Day: For Vanity Fair, actress Letitia Wright, who plays genius science Shuri in Black Panther, breaks down the tech we see in the movie:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Marvel characters, apparently Avengers: Infinity War villain Thanos was apprehended in Canada: the Toronto police did what the Avengers couldn't even do pic.twitter.com/YvpbeEhsfE — ?? (@brucexwvyne) May 12, 2018     Video Essay...
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May 14, 2018

Jessica Chastain's All-Female Spy Thriller '355' Moves Forward; Here's Everything We Know
Early this month, Deadline reported that Jessica Chastain was pitching a new movie project at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Titled 355, the idea centers around a diverse cast of women stars playing an international team of spies. Now Deadline is also reporting that Universal Pictures has won a bidding war for the forthcoming action blockbuster. The studio will release the movie stateside when it's ready, while foreign distribution is still in the works for what will surely have tons of global appeal. While the movie still has to be written, let alone produced, it does have a director and stars attached and should be ready to go soon enough. In the meantime, here's everything we know about 355. What does the title mean? 355 refers to the...
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May 14, 2018

DVD Obscura: 'My Friend Dahmer,' 'Have a Nice Day,' 'Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story' and More
Our latest roundup features serial killers, Chinese criminals, and a Hollywood legend. Read onward for all our picks. New Indie Ah, our endless fascination with serial killers. With so many true-crime movies floating around, it's always exciting when filmmakers find a new way to dig into the life stories of these real-life monsters. Take My Friend Dahmer (FilmRise), based on the graphic memoir by John "Derf" Backderf about being high school buddies with teenage Jeffrey Dahmer. Portrayed by former Disney Channel star Ross Lynch as a dorky outsider with an unpredictable sense of humor, Dahmer emerges as a fascinating figure, both misunderstood and inexorably doom-bound in this provocative feature from writer-director Marc Meyers. Also available: Jemaine...
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May 12, 2018

The Week in Movie News: Bill & Ted's Excellent Update, 'Captain Marvel' Adds More Prestige Talent and More
Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Bill & Ted Face the Music is finally happening: After many years of rumors and developments without guarantee, the third Bill & Ted movie is officially happening with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter returning to their iconic roles. Read more here and find good news on other long-uncertain projects Rambo V, Sherlock Holmes 3 and Bad Boys for Life& respectively here, here and here.   GREAT NEWS Lupita Nyong'o will star in Jordan Peele's next movie: Us, Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out, is one of the most anticipated movies in the works right now, and even more exciting is the news that the thriller will star fellow Oscar winner Lupita...
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May 12, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Lando: A Star Wars Story' Fake Trailer, Groot's Resume and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   School Project of the Day: When some students in Texas were assigned a practice resume inspired by a Marvel character, one of them chose Groot and it's brilliant (via Geekologie): My students had to pick a Marvel character to embody within a resume and cover letter. The idea that you miss 100% of the shots you don't take lives within one particular student of mine. @RobertDowneyJr @prattprattpratt @vindiesel #iamwfisd #wfisdengineering @WFISD_CEC pic.twitter.com/7pddcxebsK — Jeffrey Scott Davis M. Ed. (@ROBODAVISWFISD) May 8, 2018     Reworked Movie of the Day: Critics are confirming Donald Glover is the best part of Solo: A Star Wars Story, so Film...
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May 12, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Lando: A Star Wars Story' Fan-Made Trailer, Groot's Resume and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   School Project of the Day: When some students in Texas were assigned a practice resume inspired by a Marvel character, one of them chose Groot and it's brilliant (via Geekologie): My students had to pick a Marvel character to embody within a resume and cover letter. The idea that you miss 100% of the shots you don't take lives within one particular student of mine. @RobertDowneyJr @prattprattpratt @vindiesel #iamwfisd #wfisdengineering @WFISD_CEC pic.twitter.com/7pddcxebsK — Jeffrey Scott Davis M. Ed. (@ROBODAVISWFISD) May 8, 2018     Reworked Movie of the Day: Critics are confirming Donald Glover is the best part of Solo: A Star Wars Story, so Film...
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May 11, 2018

'G.I. Joe' Spin-off to Focus on Snake Eyes; Here's Everything We Know
While this year will see the first Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee, hit theaters, another Hasbro-based movie series is set for its own offshoot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is working on a Snake Eyes movie focused on the popular "Real American Hero" character from the military G.I. Joe brand. Previously, the action figure and cartoon property inspired two feature films, 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and the 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Hasbro is still interested in creating its own cinematic universe, and this will presumably be a part of that wider franchise, which will also involve Transformers, Rom, M.A.S.K. and more. Here's everything we know about the spin-off movie so far: Who is Snake Eyes? One of the original...
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May 11, 2018

Comics on Film: 3 Ways Forward for the Future of DC Comics Movies
Now that the dust has settled after the release of Avengers: Infinity War, superhero fans the world over may find themselves wondering what's next for the resident alternative to Marvel's very successful cinematic iteration. Ever since the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, DC characters have had a pretty rocky relationship with movie audiences when directly compared to the near-universal acclaim that Nolan's Batman films earned. With Marvel's runaway success after Black Panther and now their complete box office dominance on display with Infinity War, there's undoubtedly more than a few meetings happening at Warner Bros. that will still try to "crack" how films based on DC Comics can break...
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May 11, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: How 'It' Should Have Ended, the Science of Thor's New 'Infinity War' Weapon and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Ending of the Day: The kids from It get some help from Batman and the Ghostbusters in this funny animated look at how the Stephen King adaptation should have ended:   Alternate Posters of the Day: Designer Eileen Steinbach's latest tribute posters offer beautiful alternatives for A Quiet Place, Under the Silver Lake, Lean on Pete and L.A. Confidential: April/May have been good to me creatively. #tributeart pic.twitter.com/Cgn69VaBT7 — SG Posters (@SG_Posters) May 9, 2018     Movie Science of the Day: In the latest Because Science, Kyle Hill examines the science behind the forging of Thor's new...
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May 10, 2018

The Last Horror Blog: 'Evil Dead 2,' George Romero Memorial, 'The Changeling' and More
Fede Alvarez teases Evil Dead and Don't Breathe sequels - Ash vs. Evil Dead might be over, and Bruce Campbell could be done playing Ash, but that doesn't mean Evil Dead has to end - and director Fede Alvarez (above on set) threw fans a tentative lifeline over the weekend. Alvarez took to Twitter to poll fans on what he should do next and the options were Evil Dead 2, Don't Breathe 2, and stop making movies. To no one's surprise, Evil Dead 2 took 70% of the vote. So does this mean we'll see a sequel to Alvarez's 2013 reboot? Only time will tell, but we're down for more if he can get someone to finance it.   Help fund George Romero Memorial at Monroeville Square Mall - If you love zombie movies and George...
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May 10, 2018

The First 'The Predator' Trailer Has Arrived; Here's Everything We Know
Cover yourself in mud, and get to the choppah, because the first teaser trailer for The Predator is here. The fourth movie in the series about lethal alien hunters -- or sixth if we count the Alien vs. Predator crossovers -- looks to be a very different take on a property that began with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the jungles of South America in 1987.  Our first look at The Predator includes appearances from the movie's stellar cast, including such prestige talents as Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes and young Jacob Tremblay. Somehow a kid has ordered an actual Predator helmet and beacon. Now it's time for a team of soldiers to defend the planet, or at least keep from personally being hunted. Watch the trailer and then catch up with...
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May 10, 2018

'Bad Boys for Life' Nabs Release Date; Here's What We Know
The long-awaited third installment in an action-crime series, Bad Boys for Life has been set for release by Sony Pictures in 2020, according to The Wrap. The project has been long in development, so let's catch up with everything we know. Who will star? Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will reprise their roles as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, respectively, police detectives in Miami. Who will direct? Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. They began in the Belgian film industry with the acclaimed action-crime movie Black in 2015 and, more recently, Gangsta. They've also directed two episodes of TV's Snowfall, a drug drama. When did all this begin? We heard that producer Jerry Bruckheimer was developing a script in 2011, which was slowed by scheduling issues in...
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May 10, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Watch Rick Moranis Return as 'Spaceballs' Villain, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' VFX Break Down and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Role Reprisal of the Day: The semi-retired Rick Moranis vocally revisted his role as Dark Helmet in Spaceballs for this scene from a new episode of The Goldbergs:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: Weta Digital shares a breakdown of their Oscar-nominated visual effects work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Guardians, BBC's The Social profiled a cosplayer whose Nebula and Harley Quinn are worthy of attention: These Harley Quinn and Nebula cosplay looks are UNREAL.@karengillan @MargotRobbie pic.twitter.com/Hwvt0047zL — BBC The Social (@bbcthesocial) May 8, 2018   Fan Theory of the...
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May 09, 2018

David Gordon Green to Direct New 'Friday Night Lights' Movie; Here's Everything We Know
Truth can be just as prolific as fiction. Sure, Star Wars and Tolkien fantasies can spawn countless stories for fans, but there's also always room for another Abraham Lincoln biopic or World War II drama or TV series or movie based specifically on the nonfiction book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream. According to Variety, there's a new feature adaptation of H.G. Bissinger's 1990 publication in the works, and David Gordon Green, who is currently helming the Halloween reboot, will direct. Really, just never underestimate the appeal of great stories involving high school football in Texas. Especially in Odessa, Texas. Here's everything we know about the latest take on the Permian High School Panthers: Will this be a sequel...
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May 09, 2018

Annette Bening Joins 'Captain Marvel'; Here's Everything We Know So Far
Update: Annette Bening (above) has joined the cast of Captain Marvel. The film, which is currently in production in and around Los Angeles, will mark the first time that Bening has appeared in a superhero project.  Her specific role has not yet been revealed, though THR states: "Scientist is said to be in her job description." Brie Larson stars in the titular role under the direction of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.  (Read our previous post, published on March 26, 2018, for more information about the film below.)   Marvel Studios has announced that Captain Marvel, the twenty-first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), began production today. The film has been in development since 2013 and cameras are now starting to roll with less...
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May 09, 2018

Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Jordan Peele's 'Us'; Here's What We Know So Far
Last year, Jordan Peele's "social horror" thriller Get Out was an unexpected success, both with audiences and critics. Soon after the film was nominated for three Academy Awards -- Peele himself ending up winning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay -- Peele announced he was writing his next film and planned to direct it for Universal Pictures. Now the casting process has begun. Thanks to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, we know the title and the first three actors who have been touted for starring roles. Here's a roundup of what we know so far. What is the title and premise of the movie? As newly revealed by Peele, it's titled Us. We don't know the premise yet, though it reportedly will revolve around two couples, one white, one black. The...
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May 09, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Director Commentary, the Evolution of Captain America and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Directors' Commentary of the Day: For the New York Times, Joe and Anthony Russo talk over the New York City battle sequence from Avengers: Infinity War:   Character History of the Day: In honor of Avengers: Infinity War, Burger Fiction chronicles the evolution of Captain America in movies and on TV:   Movie Business Lesson of the Day: Does the MPAA's ratings system seem arbitary? Slate details how Hollywood gets around certain classification rules in this NSFW, R-rated video:   Supercut of the Day: Editor Frederic van Strydonck didn't just compile a bunch of clips of movie characters watching movies, he also made it so they're all...
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May 08, 2018

'Bill & Ted 3' Is Officially Happening; Here's Everything We Know
We've been hearing about a third Bill & Ted movie forever. It almost seemed like just a pipe dream for the fans as well as stars Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves. Well, now you can go back in time and tell your younger self to keep positive, because Bill & Ted Face the Music is really happening. Yes, really. The follow-up to the 1989 sci-fi comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and its first sequel, 1991's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, is currently in pre-production. And producers are officially shopping for international distribution deals this week at the Cannes Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. For all the known details, check out everything we know about the long-awaited installment...
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May 08, 2018

Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell and More Join Tarantino's Next Movie; Here's What We Know Now
Update 2: Quentin Tarantino is casting his next movie and the stars are certainly lining up to join Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The latest report is that Burt Reynolds is in talks to star, according to Deadline, while Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen are in early discussions to play smaller roles. The latter trio appeared together in Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.  If things work out, Reynolds will play George Spahn, the real-life owner of a ranch in Los Angeles. Charles Manson convinced Spahn to let him and his so-called "family" live on the ranch for months, in exchange for sexual favors from Manson's female followers. Reynolds was a huge star in the 1970s and his presence in the film would certainly add dramatic and thematic weight to what...
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May 08, 2018

'Sherlock Holmes 3' Set for Christmas 2020 Release; Here's What We Know
The last time we saw Robert Downey Jr. as iconic detective Sherlock Holmes was in 2011. That year saw the release of the sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and soon after we were supposed to get a third installment. Whether it was a matter of development troubles or RDJ's commitment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sherlock Holmes 3 didn't happen right away.  Now, maybe coincidentally, Downey is making his exit from the MCU and his decade-plus role as Iron Man, and Sherlock Holmes 3 is back on track. The sequel will finally hit theaters on Christmas Day 2020. That pits the next installment against the first Avatar sequel, which is perfect since the original Sherlock Holmes opened opposite the...
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May 08, 2018

'Black Panther' 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 Fifty Shades Freed (kinky romantic drama; Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden, Arielle Kebbel, Brant Daugherty, Amy Price-Francis, Tyler Hoechlin, Andrew Airlie; rated R and unrated versions available) Gravitas (drama-thriller; Heather Graham, Jennifer Ehle; not rated) Terminal (crime drama; Margot Robbie, Mike Myers, Simon Pegg, Max Irons; available on cable MOD...
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May 08, 2018

Watch the Magical, Musical, Final 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Trailer
Update: The charming final trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again first establishes its premise, as a pregnant Amanda Seyfried meets with Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard on a magical Greek island. The years then roll back, to see how her young mother (played by Lily James) and her three handsome suitors first got together. We also see Andy Garcia and, yes, Cher, as a most unlikely grandmother. Watch the trailer below. The film will open in theaters on July 20. (Read more about the film in our previously-published post below.)   Based on the popular ABBA jukebox musical, Mamma Mia! The Movie was a smash hit back in 2008. Despite its mixed reviews (54% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes) and modest opening, the adaptation of the stage...
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May 08, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Donald Glover Spoofs 'Star Wars' Race Problem, Imagining Jamie Foxx as Spawn and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Casting Rendering of the Day: Jamie Foxx is wanted for the lead in Todd McFarlane's Spawn movie, so BossLogic shows us what that could look like: Trying out @iamjamiefoxx as #Spawn today pic.twitter.com/odZcyrlgHX — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) May 7, 2018   Star Wars Parody of the Day: Solo: A Star Wars Story's Donald Glover hosted Saturday Night Live and led a sketch spoofing how few black people are in the Star Wars galaxy:   Remade Trailer of the Day: Speaking of Solo, Huxley Berg Studios has redone the movie's trailer in Lego:   Supercut of the Day: For Fandor, Luis Azevedo highlights the sounds of...
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May 07, 2018

Sylvester Stallone Begins Filming 'Rambo V' This Fall; Here's What We Know So Far
Sylvester Stallone will forever be best associated with two characters, especially if he continues to make movies in which he portrays Rocky Balboa and John Rambo. The former has another installment on the way, with the Rocky IV-recalling Creed 2. Now he's committed to another with the latter. According to Screen Daily, Rambo V is on track for a September production start. Stallone will reprise the title role, this time placing the iconic Vietnam veteran in a personal war against a Mexican crime lord. In the 10 years now since the release of the last installment, Rambo, we've heard a lot of different things about the fifth movie, and most of it's changed. So let's break down what we actually know about Rambo...
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May 07, 2018

Josh Brolin's Next 3 Movies: 'Deadpool 2,' 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado,' 'Avengers 4'
Continuing its dominance at the box office, Avengers: Infinity War earned more than $112.4 million this past weekend. Worldwide, it's now crossed the $1 billion mark, topping that figure in a record 11 days. Beyond the box office returns, however, what's jumped out at most people who have seen the movie is the assured performance by Josh Brolin as Thanos. He's a villainous character, but he's also given some unexpected depth. We understand his motivations, even if we find him to be absolutely monstrous. Brolin has impressed in a wide variety of roles over the years. He made his screen debut in fan favorite Goonies back in 1985 and has steadily built his reputation from there. In more recent years, he stood out in No Country for Old Men; Milk, earning an Academy...
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May 05, 2018

The Week in Movie News: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Breaks Records, New 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Trailer and More
Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Avengers: Infinity War busts box office records: Marvel is the new box office champion, as Avengers: Infinity War passed Star Wars: The Force Awakens to have the highest-grossing debut of all time. See what other records the MCU installment broke here and see what Marvel has planned next here.    GREAT NEWS Lupita Nyong'o to star in The Killer remake: John Woo is remaking his own Hong Kong cinema classic The Killer, and this time the hero will be a woman played by Oscar-winner and Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o. Read more here.   SURPRISING NEWS Dwayne Johnson is teaming up with John Cena: Wrestling...
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May 05, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Avengers vs. Buzz Lightyear, a 'Star Wars' Day Treat and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: In Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel's mighty heroes met their match in Thanos. Now they meet even worse in this Toy Story crossover from How it Should Have Ended titled Avengers: Infinity War and Beyond:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Speaking of Infinity War, here's another recap of the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to the latest movie, in the form of a rap song:   Cosplay of the Day: It's Star Wars Day! To commemorate May the Fourth (Be With You), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman shared an awesome mashup cosplay: always loved this #TMNT Star Wars Stromtrooper mashup...
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May 04, 2018

John Lithgow Joins Jason Clarke in 'Pet Sematary' Remake; Here's Everything We Know
Update 2: John Lithgow (above with Will Ferrell in Daddy's Home 2) has joined Pet Sematary. In the new version, based on Stephen King's novel, Lithgow will portray Jud Crandall, described as "a kindly neighbor," per THR.  The role was played by Fred Gwyne in the original film; he introduced his new neighbors to the titular memorial park and explained how things worked. We'll have to wait to see if the new version takes a different path with the character. It's currently set for release on April 19, 2019.    (Read our previously-published posts below.)  Update 1: Jason Clarke is now in talks in star in the new version of Pet Sematary, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If things work out, he will play the lead role, a doctor who...
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May 04, 2018

Comics on Film: Is the 'Infinity War' Ending's Impact Undercut By Marvel's Future Plans?
  SPOILER WARNING: This article makes repeated mention of the ending and consequences of Avengers: Infinity War. DO NOT read this article before having seen the film.   The dust has settled, and Avengers: Infinity War has made its global bow. With a shocking ending for many moviegoers, the movie left audiences hanging in a way that will make the wait for Avengers 4 next year very difficult to endure. While moviegoers at-large seem to be responding very positively to the film in spite of its rather depressing ending, comic book fans are all too aware of the factors at play that very much make this story far from over.   For those not as familiar with the source material, though, there's another aspect that makes clear that the stories for many of the...
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May 04, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Celine Dion's 'Deadpool 2' Music Video, Ron Howard Narrates 'Star Wars' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Music Video of the Day: Celine Dion goes all the way to 11 in this amusing music video for "Ashes" off the Deadpool 2 soundtrack:   Movie Recap of the Day: Ron Howard, director of Solo: A Star Wars Story, narrates the plot of the first Star Wars as if it were an episode of Arrested Development:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Now that you're upset by all the deaths in Avengers: Infinity War, Dimitreze spotlights all the times a character seemed to die but didn't through the Marvel Cinematic Universe:   Vintage Image of the Day: Bing Crosby, who was born on this day in 1903, and a friend on the set of the...
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May 03, 2018

Everything We Know About 'Avengers 4' So Far
As of tonight, Avengers: Infinity War has been out one week. That's enough time for the movie to gross more than $320 million in the U.S. and more than $850 million worldwide. We've all seen it, right? Multiple times maybe? Well, today also marks one year exactly until the release of Avengers 4. Marvel still hasn't revealed the title of the sequel. Or much else. But the writers, directors and producers of Infinity War and its follow-up have been offering hints about the next part. Below is what has been learned or deduced so far.  Obviously there are SPOILERS for Infinity War from here on.  Will the characters who died in Infinity War be resurrected? The only thing keeping Marvel fans from being totally...
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May 03, 2018

Ruby Modine Will Return in 'Happy Death Day 2'; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Ruby Modine (above, right) will reprise her role as Lori Spenger in Happy Death Day 2, according to Variety. Her character, a nursing student, was the roommate of the lead character, played by Jessica Rothe, in the original. Modine first gained attention from a supporting role on Showtime's Shameless series.  (Our previously-published post is below, with more details.) Cleverly taking the premise of Groundhog Day and applying it to the horror genre, Happy Death Day is a pleasant little slasher film. But it mostly works because actress Jessica Rothe is so appealing in the lead role as a college student who keeps getting killed on her birthday, only to wake up the same morning over and over.  Happy Death Day received mostly...
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May 03, 2018

Watch First, Sleek 'Robin Hood' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
  Update: The first, sleek trailer for Robin Hood has been released and it appears to present a fresh new vision of the venerable character, played this time by Taron Egerton (above). Not only is he younger than past incarnations, he's also seen to pass freely among the upper levels of the ruling government, as opposed to hiding out in Sherwood Forest all the time.    The trailer also affords us good looks at Jamie Foxx (as Little John) and Eve Hewson (as Maid Marian). Check out the trailer below.       (Read more about the film below, from our previous post, originally published on January 4, 2018. Note that the release date has been moved to November 21, 2018.)   Lionsgate has released two new photos for their upcoming...
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May 03, 2018

Paul Giamatti Joins Dwayne Johnson's 'Jungle Cruise'; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Paul Giamatti has joined the cast of Dwayne Johnson's Jungle Cruise. Giamatti previously appeared as a seismologist in the action thriller San Andreas (above), which starred Johnson. This time, Giamatti will play a "crusty harbormaster," according to THR.   (Read our previous post below, published on April 19, 2018, for much more about the movie.) As it steams toward the start of production next month, Disney's Jungle Cruise is picking up passengers. To be more accurate … villains! Jesse Plemons is the latest addition to the cast, according to Variety. He will portray one of the film's villains. News on the adventure movie has been flying fast and furious lately, so let's sum up what we know so far. Is this really...
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May 03, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Millennium Falcon Tour By Donald Glover, 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Easter Eggs and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Set Tour of the Day: Join Donald Glover as he gives a tour of the Millennium Falcon at the time Lando Calrissian owns it in Solo: A Star Wars Story:   Easter Eggs of the Day: ScreenCrush breaks down the new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp and highlights Easter eggs and its links to Avengers: Infinity War:   Director Commentary of the Day: For Vanity Fair, Joe and Anthony Russo break down the scene where Thor meets the Guardians of the Galaxy in Avengers: Infinity War:   Cosplay of the Day: A fan shows off her Gamora cosplay with perfect makeup job in celebration of the release of Avengers: Infinity...
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May 02, 2018

'Happy Death Day 2' Begins Shooting This Month; Here's Everything We Know
Cleverly taking the premise of Groundhog Day and applying it to the horror genre, Happy Death Day is a pleasant little slasher film. But it mostly works because actress Jessica Rothe is so appealing in the lead role as a college student who keeps getting killed on her birthday, only to wake up the same morning over and over.  Happy Death Day received mostly positive reviews (71% on Rotten Tomatoes) and wound up with an impressive $123 million gross worldwide. Naturally, Blumhouse and Universal are making a sequel, and Happy Death Day 2 is now set to begin shooting on May 10. According to Deadline, Rothe is returning alongside some newly cast co-stars.  Find out more on that and everything else we know about the follow-up...
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May 02, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Fan-Made Live-Action 'Teen Titans' Trailer, 'Cobra Kai' Prank Promo and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Fake Trailer of the Day: Just in time to coincide with the new real Teen Titans Go! To the Moviie trailer, here's a fan-made trailer from StryderHD for a live-action Teen Titans movie:   Cosplay of the Day: Jeff Goldblum always finds the best Thor: Ragnarok cosplayers, but this time he's found the most adorable: Most adorable cosplay I saw online from Calgary Expo this past weekend. (Photo https://t.co/zbzKoDuGyj ) pic.twitter.com/yvdv0gQSO3 — Cosplay in America (@cosplayamerica) May 1, 2018     VFX Breakdown of the Day: Speaking of Marvel movies, this Avengers: Infinity War featurette...
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May 01, 2018

Remembering Milos Forman, Verne Troyer, R. Lee Ermey and More Reel-Important People We Lost in April
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. Harry Anderson (1952-2018) - Actor. Best known for his lead role on TV's Night Court, he also starred in the movies A Matter of Faith, The Escape Artist and Mother Goose Rock ' Rhyme and played the role of the adult Richie in the 1990 It miniseries. He died of a cardioembolic cerebrovascular accident complicated by influenza on April 16. (WLOS) Michael Anderson (1920-2018) - Director. He was nominated for an Oscar for helming the 1956 version of Around the World in 80 Days. His...
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May 01, 2018

Clint Eastwood's 'The 15:17 to Paris' 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 Winchester (horror; Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson, Finn Scicluna-O'Prey; rated PG-13) Peter Rabbit (animated; Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Marianne Baptiste, Daisy Ridley, Ewen Leslie, Alexandra Gluck, Taryn Gluck, Will Reichelt, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, David Wenham, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Moody, Margot Robbie; available now to coincide with release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG) Maya the Bee 2: The Honey Games...
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May 01, 2018

New 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Trailer Reveals Even More Action and Comedy
Update: As his darling daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) reminds him, Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, also shown as Giant-Man (all played by Paul Rudd), needs help. So why not get a partner? He agrees, but he probably did not anticipate gaining a partner -- Hope van Dyne, aka the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) -- who may be even more capable than he is.  In a new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp, much more comedy is revealed, along with more spectacular action footage, as well as further peeks at Michael Pena and Laurence Fishburne. Watch the trailer now and then read more about the movie below.  (Our previous post, below, was originally published on January 30, 2018.)  Just as rave reactions are coming out of the premiere of Black Panther, another upcoming...
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May 01, 2018

John Cena and Dwayne Johnson to Team for 'The Janson Directive'
In the wrestling ring, Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) and John Cena have been rivals for years. Now they will team up for a big-screen action-thriller. Cena will star in The Janson Directive; Johnson will serve as an executive producer, per Variety. Universal Pictures will distribute the film. What else do we know about the project so far? What's the story? It's based on a novel by Robert Ludlum, who created the character of Jason Bourne in a series of books. Published in 2002, a year after Ludlum died, it follows a former Navy SEAL turned covert agent who has become a corporate security consultant with a very good reputation. Shockingly, he is framed for the death of a billionaire he was hired to rescue and pursued by former government colleagues who have been ordered...
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May 01, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Easter Eggs, 'Se7en' Remade for Kids and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Cosplay of the Day: Nobody is more excited about the record box office success of Avengers: Infinity War than these guys: Avengers cosplay. pic.twitter.com/Q3ZSUuzIhD — Guys Stuff (@guystufff) April 27, 2018     Easter Eggs of the Day: You all have seen Avengers: Infinity War, maybe multiple times, now see if you spotted all its Easter eggs and cameos via the latest humorous Mr. Sunday Movies guide:   Remade Movie Scenes of the Day: Now that you've seen Infinity War, revisit Avengers: Age of Ultron but in Lego form via Brick Force Studios:   Reworked Movie of the Day: David...
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May 01, 2018

Lupita Nyong'o to Star in John Woo's Remake of 'The Killer'
The idea of an Academy Award winner starring in an action movie directed by John Woo is kinda mind-blowing, especially for longtime fans of the filmmaker's work. Add in a gender switch in the lead role and our intrigue immediately soars. Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave; Black Panther, above) is in negotiations to star in The Killer, according to Deadline. It's a new version of John Woo's classic Hong Kong action film. If things work out, Nyong'o will star in the lead role as an assassin, which was originally played by Chow Yun-Fat back in 1989, and Woo himself will direct. Universal Studios will release the picture. What else do we need to know? What made the original film stand out? The original follows a hired killer who...
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Apr 30, 2018

Every Record Broken by 'Avengers: Infinity War'
We knew Avengers: Infinity War would be huge, but who could have dreamed the movie would be the biggest of all time? Marvel had a really great opening weekend with the latest installment of its cinematic universe, and we've compiled the record-breaking figures to prove it. Infinity War had the...   The very best opening of all time:  Disney beat its own domestic box office champ with Infinity War debuting to an estimated $258.2 million, which is just a good deal above the $248 million Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed in its 2015 opening weekend. Accounting for inflation, Star Wars still reigns by a tiny amount, though globally the Avengers sequel was on top with no caveats with $640.8 million. The best domestic opening for a superhero...
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Apr 30, 2018

Marvel Studios' Next 3 Movies: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' 'Captain Marvel,' 'Avengers 4'
This year, especially, Marvel Studios has enjoyed rip-roaring success. First came Black Panther, which blazed new trails when it opened in theaters. It was both a critical success -- note the film's 96% score at Rotten Tomatoes -- and a popular sensation, earning more than $1.3 billion at the box office worldwide. Now Avengers: Infinity War has broken new ground. Though its critical score at Rotten Tomatoes is a bit lower (84%), far more positive reviews than negative have been recorded. Meanwhile, it's already breaking records at the box office. Where does Marvel Studios go from here, especially in view of the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War? Here are their next three planned releases.   'Ant-Man and the Wasp' After events in Captain...
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Apr 28, 2018

The Week in Movie News: What's Next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a Full 'Venom' Trailer and More
Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Marvel teased the future of the MCU: While promoting Avengers: Infinity War at a press junket this week, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige shared the latest on the next Spider-Man and Black Panther movies and hinted at possible Eternals, Nova and Moon Knight movies. Read more here and check out our own interview with Feige here.    GREAT NEWS More Han Solo movies are possible: In a new interview, Alden Ehrenreich confirmed he has signed on for three Star Wars movies, meaning if Solo: A Star Wars Story is a big enough hit, we might see more of him as young Han Solo. Read more here.   SURPRISING NEWS Star...
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Apr 28, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: The Evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Real Transformers and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Recap of the Day: The MCU has come along way since the start to Infinity War, and Burger Fiction shows the franchise's 10-year evolution:   Cosplay of the Day: Fans go see Avengers: Infinity War the night before it opens. Super fans go together in costume as MCU characters: We went to the #infinitywar primere last night in style! #Cosplay #Avengers pic.twitter.com/ysiBCVDt6i — Jeffy B (@FinalMirage) April 27, 2018     Actor in the Spotlight: IMDb's No Small Parts showcases the film and TV work of Tom Holland before he joined the MCU as Spider-Man:   Filmmaker in Focus: For Fandor, Luis Azevedo highlights...
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Apr 27, 2018

Marvel Buzz: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Breaks Its First Box Office Record; 'Black Widow' Seeks Female Director
Happy Avengers: Infinity War release day! Here are some news bites about that movie and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we celebrate:   Avengers: Infinity War breaks a Thursday night record Even before the official release date had begun, Infinity War made a whopping $39 million just from Thursday night preview screenings. And that's a new record for superhero movies, defeating The Dark Knight Rises' $30.6 million in 2012. Overall, Infinity War had the third biggest preview gross of all time. Box office forecasts for the weekend are now saying it'll have the second biggest opening ever. Meanwhile, Infinity War has already been out two days in other parts of the world and has racked up $95 million...
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Apr 27, 2018

Comics on Film: Why a 'Review' is Difficult to Write for 'Avengers: Infinity War'
WARNING: There is ONE SPOILER for Avengers: Infinity War to be found in this article, which in the estimation of the writer is very light in severity. Still, some fans who've yet to see the film may consider knowing it to have an impact on their watching experience. If you're a diehard fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, chances are you've absorbed a significant quantity of content related to today's big theatrical release of Avengers: Infinity War. Perhaps you read this column's rankings of Phase One, Two, and Three (so far) of the previous films. Maybe you took a look at John Gholson's well-written impressions here at Movies.com. Maybe you've watched YouTube videos, read articles at other websites, walked into a comic book store, or even...
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Apr 27, 2018

S.J. Clarkson to Direct 'Star Trek 4,' Becoming Franchise's First Female Director
Last summer, Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, was a huge success for Warner Bros. and DC. Recently, Ava DuVernay signed on to direct superhero adventure New Gods for DC and Cathy Yan was chosen to direct an untitled girl gang movie for DC that may be Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Currently, Captain Marvel is filming, under the direction of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Women are finally, increasingly, landing high-profile jobs directing big-budget movies. The latest news is that S.J. Clarkson will direct Star Trek 4 for Paramount Pictures, according to Variety. This comes on the heels of the studio's confirmation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that it will be making more installments in the series. Paramount officially announces two new STAR TREK...
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Apr 27, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers' Stars Parody 'The Brady Bunch,' Why Marvel is Better Than DC and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Song of the Day: To promote Avengers: Infinity War, a number of its stars sang a Marvel-themed parody of the Brady Bunch theme song for The Tonight Show:   Movie Parody of the Day: The amount of characters in Avengers: Infinity War is lampooned in this animated video from College Humor:   Reworked Trailer of the Day: Aldo Jones is back with another surreal reworking of an Avengers: Infinity War trailer, this time with extra Deadpool:   Movie Science of the Day: Also ahead of the release of Infinity War, Kyle Hill scientifically explains how Thanos throws a moon in the movie:   Vintage Image of...
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Apr 26, 2018

Marvel Countdown: Our Marvel Expert Weighs In on 'Avengers: Infinity War'
There's a notion that Marvel movies have one foot planted in an accessible genre and one foot planted in superhero comic books. Spider-Man: Homecoming becomes "a high school comedy that's also a superhero movie" or Captain America: The Winter Soldier gets described as "a spy thriller that happens to have superheroes in it." With ten years worth of superheroes under their belt, Marvel Studios is perhaps just now releasing a movie that is not concerned with that level of accessibility. It is a superhero movie, served straight, no mixer. Avengers: Infinity War makes no concessions to the casual fan or anyone on the fence about whether these movies are for them or not. This one is the 'season finale,' the payoff for the Marvel faithful...
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Apr 26, 2018

J.J. Abrams Says 'Overlord' Is Not a 'Cloverfield' Prequel; Everything We Know So Far
  UPDATE: In the past, we heard that the upcoming military thriller Overlord would also serve as a prequel to the monster movie Cloverfield. J.J. Abrams now says that Overlord is "not a Cloverfield movie," but one is "in the works for theaters," according to Deadline.   In attendance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Abrams declined to talk further about the Cloverfield movie. He did, however, show footage from Overlord, which certainly wowed viewers. Abrams described it as the first R-rated film from Bad Robot, his production company.   "First footage of Abrams' #Overlord looked crazy, bloody and freaky - a WWII-era horror movie that's got some gnarly effects." - Erik Davis, Fandango   "#Overlord is Bad...
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Apr 26, 2018

'Halloween' Terrified Press With Just a Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
CinemaCon attendees got a first look at the new Halloween this week. Producer Jason Blum and star Jamie Lee Curtis were on hand to provide information about the movie, which is a direct sequel to the 1978 original and set exactly 40 years later. "This movie is hella scary," Curtis told the crowd after apologizing for the previous installment she appeared in, "and you guys please tweet that I said hella." She also claimed, "Halloween is gonna scare the living sh*t out of all of you." Universal, the movie's distributor, also shared a trailer at CinemaCon, and it's apparently indeed hella scary. Here are some of the reactions to the footage: "The first Halloween trailer just scared the sh*t out of me. Jamie Lee...
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Apr 26, 2018

The Last Horror Blog: 'Ash vs. Evil Dead,' 'Halloween,' 'World War Z' Sequel and More
Starz cancels Ash vs. Evil Dead and Bruce Campbell is done - Starz has pulled the plug on Ash vs. Evil Dead, revealing that the final episode of the third season (airing this Sunday) will be the swan song for the fan favorite show. Even more disappointingly, it's apparently the swan song for Bruce Campbell as lovable doofus Ash. When fans took to social media, begging places like Netflix to give the series a new lease on life, Campbell quickly killed the dream with the following statement: "Good people, Evil Dead fans everywhere, I bid you a heartfelt farewell playing Ash - the character I took acting lessons with for 39 years. I am hereby retiring from that portrayal. It's time. I followed Ash from his formative years thru his mid-life crisis and...
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Apr 26, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Venom' as an Animated Feature, the Idiot's Guide to the Infinity Stones and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: If the new Venom trailer was too scary for you, Darth Blender redid it using footage from old cartoons:   Franchise Recap of the Day: We're so close to the release of Avengers: Infinity War, so here's yet another recap of the MCU so far, in just 130 seconds:   MacGuffin Parody of the Day: Need more set up for Avengers: Infinity War? Here's a funny guide to the infinity stones from Sneaky Zebra:   Cosplay of the Day: She's not likely in Avengers: Infinity War, so here's some Captain Marvel cosplay to make up for her continued delay: ??Beautiful Cosplay...
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Apr 25, 2018

'A Star Is Born,' 'Aquaman' Advance Peeks Draw Big Reactions
Movie theater owners from around the world are gathered right now in Las Vegas. Known as CinemaCon, the event is primarily intended as a trade show for exhibitors and provides an opportunity for major Hollywood studios to show off their upcoming attractions. Many films are previewed, with stars and filmmakers in attendance. A musical drama and a superhero adventure drew big reactions this year. 'A Star Is Born' Here's the first art tease for #AStarIsBorn pic.twitter.com/tfseSLMpeo — ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) April 25, 2018   A venerable story gets a modern twist in A Star Is Born, which follows the trajectory of a rising musical artist (Lady Gaga) and a falling star (Bradley Cooper). Making his directorial debut, Cooper sings live in the...
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Apr 25, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Back to the Future' vs. 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Lego Recap and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture.   Mashup of the Day: Short but sweet, watch Marty McFly and his Delorean time machine being chased by the epic convoy from Mad Max: Fury Road (via Geekologie):   Cosplay of the Day: In honor of this week's release of Avengers: Infinity War, here are cats cosplaying as Doctor Strange and the Winter Soldier: "Well... That escalated quickly." *Predicted Dialogue from #AvengersInfinityWar *#DoctorStrange #BuckyBarnes pic.twitter.com/Ksnx7o2buG — Cat Cosplay (@Cat_Cosplay) April 23, 2018   Movie Recap of the Day: Ahead of the release of Infinity War, revisit much of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in Lego form care of Huxley Berg...
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Apr 24, 2018

We Might Get More Young Han Solo Movies
We're one month away from the release of the next Star Wars movie. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the latest supposed standalone installments of the franchise, separate from the "Skywalker Saga" episodes released in alternate years. Solo focuses on the early years of Han Solo with a recast Alden Ehrenreich in the role made famous by Harrison Ford. We'll now get to see what the "stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf Herder" was like and what he was doing before he and Chewbacca met up with Luke, the droids and Obi-Wan in the original movie. Now we're hearing that it might not be the only installment to present the character's backstory. Erhrenreich himself let it slip in a new interview with Esquire that he's signed for three...
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Apr 24, 2018

'Fifty Shades Freed' 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 Paddington 2 (adventure-comedy; Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, Madeleine Harris, Imelda Staunton, Ben Wishaw; rated PG) Den of Thieves (action-drama; Gerard Butler, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr.; unrated) Maze Runner: The Death Cure (YA action-thriller; Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan...
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Apr 24, 2018

Watch Tom Hardy in New 'Venom' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
Update #2: A new, full-length Venom trailer showcases Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. He's a crusading reporter who is not afraid to ask tough questions. Thanks to a whistleblower (Jenny Slate), Eddie hears about some nefarious plans by the mysterious Life Foundation, led by Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). His investigation leads to him being taken over by an alien symbiote. Soon he's taking direct, spectacular action against the bad guys and talking to himself on the streets of San Francisco. Michelle Williams also stars. Watch the new trailer and then check out everything else we know about the movie below.  (Previously-published article follows.)  Update #1: The first, intense teaser for Venom, starring Tom Hardy, has now arrived. Hardy plays the Marvel comic...
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Apr 24, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' With Extra Disney Icons, Lessons of 'The Big Lebowski' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: If all the Marvel characters in one movie isn't enough, Nerdist adds more Disney characters, including the Muppets, Captain Jack Sparrow, the Mighty Ducks, the Rocketeer and a bunch from Star Wars, to Avengers: Infinity War:   Movie Parody of the Day: The latest episode of the animated series Villain Pub takes on the question of which Avengers wiill be dying in Infinity War:   Cosplay of the Day: If you're not as ready for Avengers: Infinity War as this Spider-Man cosplayer, you need to something about that: Today's spidey post!!! Are YOU ready for Infinity War?!? I KNOW I AM!! ????????#cosplay...
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Apr 23, 2018

Marvel Buzz: 'Eternals,' 'Moon Knight' and 'Nova' Likely Joining the MCU, According to Kevin Feige
We're just days away from the release of Avengers: Infinity War! While you wait patiently just a little bit longer, here's some news about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:  An Eternals movie is a confirmed possibility While talking to press at the Infinity War junket over the weekend, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige (pictured above) confirmed to The Wrap that we could see an Eternals movie in the near future. While that just means there's a chance, fans are hopeful of the addition. The Eternals are an ancient race evolved from humanity and of course they have superhuman abilities. Here's what Feige said specifically:   Eternals is one of many, many, many things that we are actively beginning to have...
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Apr 23, 2018

Stephen King's 'The Tommyknockers' Moves Closer to Big Screen
First published in 1986, Stephen King's It became an instant bestseller, then was adapted for television as a miniseries in 1990. The film version became a box office sensation when it was released in September 2017. Can another King novel follow a similar pattern and become a big-screen success? First published in 1987, The Tommyknockers was adapted for television as a miniseries in 1993. In March, we heard that a film version was on its way. Now comes word via Deadline that Universal has acquired the project for distribution. What do we know about The Tommyknockers and what makes it intriguing? What's the book about? A spacecraft is discovered in the woods near a small town in Maine. The alien ship discharges a gas into the atmosphere that transforms humans into...
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Apr 21, 2018

The Week in Movie News: Steven Spielberg Tapped for a DC Superhero Movie, Summer Movie Preview and More
Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   MOVIE PREVIEW Our summer movie guide is here: We put the spotlight on more than 40 upcoming major releases arriving over the next few months in our summer movie preview. Read the whole thing starting with Avengers: Infinity War here.    BIG NEWS M.A.S.K. and He-Man movies get interesting new directors: Two long-awaited movies based on '80s toys are finally coming together with F. Gary Gray (pictured above) taking the helm of M.A.S.K. and the Nee Brothers tackling Master of the Universe. Read more on these two possible franchise starters here and here.    GREAT NEWS Cathy Yan to direct Harley Quinn movie...
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Apr 21, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Imagining a Peter From 'Deadpool 2' Spin-Off, 'Incredibles 2' Score Recording and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Dream Movie of the Day: Everyone loves the new Deadpool 2 character Peter, enough for BossLogic to imagine him getting his own spin-off: This is all I care about now #Peter @deadpoolmovie @VancityReynolds pic.twitter.com/MDf3qIQnuI — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) April 20, 2018   Franchise Recap of the Day: There's only one week left until Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters, so here's another MCU recap, this one from Alex Luthor:   Character Parody of the Day: Speaking of Marvel's finest, here's a parody video of Captain America showing off his shield tricks to his friends:   Vintage Image of the Day: Jessica Lange...
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Apr 20, 2018

Comics on Film: Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the Road to 'Infinity War' - Phase Three
We're now only one week away from the release of Marvel Studios' biggest, most culminating project yet: the sprawling and highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, which will aim to be a superheroic cinematic journey unlike any we've ever seen. The amount of characters at play alone make the movie something of a spectacle unseen in modern cinema, with the shared universe of all three of the MCU's "phases" all coming together to try and prevent the calamitous destruction of the universe as we know it. In the weeks leading up to Infinity War's release, Comics on Film has revisited and ranked both Phase One and Phase Two of the MCU. In attempting to provide the same kind of ranking for Phase Three, it becomes way more...
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Apr 20, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: The Problem With Super Speed, Time Travel Done Right and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Timeline Movie of the Day: BossLogic continues to imagine an X-Men movie made in the 1990s with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Eliza Dushku as Phoenix and X-23, respectively: Continued 90s #xmen - Phoenix - X23@SarahMGellar x @elizadushku pic.twitter.com/wlZQefwmNR — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) April 19, 2018     Movie Science of the Day: In the latest edition of Because Science, Kyle Hill scientifically explains why you wouldn't want super speed like The Flash and Superman:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Speaking of movie science, Slate compares the time-travel of Back to the Future and The Terminator to show why only...
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Apr 20, 2018

Indie Film Directors the Nee Brothers Hired to Helm 'Masters of the Universe'
At last! A new, big-screen version of beloved 1980s fan favorite Masters of the Universe is moving forward. The original animated television series, inspired by the Mattel toy line, ruled the world in the 1980s. That led to a live-action film, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (above), which was certainly memorable. Sony Pictures and Mattel have now decided to infuse the upcoming new version with some indie spirit. Aaron Nee and Adam Nee have been hired to direct, according to Variety. Who are they and what could this mean for our beloved He-Man? Who are the Nee Brothers? Aaron Nee and Adam Nee (above in Band of Robbers), aka The Brothers Nee and the Nee Brothers, have collaborated together on short and feature films, as well as music videos, for years. They...
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Apr 19, 2018

Dwayne Johnson's 'Jungle Cruise' Gets Another Villain; Here's What We Know
As it steams toward the start of production next month, Disney's Jungle Cruise is picking up passengers. To be more accurate … villains! Jesse Plemons is the latest addition to the cast, according to Variety. He will portray one of the film's villains. News on the adventure movie has been flying fast and furious lately, so let's sum up what we know so far. Is this really based on the Disney Parks attraction? Yes. The attraction can be found at most Disney Parks, simulating a calm riverboat cruise that allows guests to enjoy seeing a variety of Audio-Animatronic jungle animals on the trip. The African Queen, the classic 1951 adventure starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, served as an inspiration for the attraction, which was on the opening day...
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Apr 19, 2018

Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Heads to Big Screen via F. Gary Gray
Ouija: Origin of Evil, My Little Pony: The Movie and the upcoming Transformer spin-off movie Bumblebee all have something in common: they're based on Hasbro properties. Now the Hasbro film universe is looking to expand further. Paramount is teaming with director F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious, above with Charlize Theron) and Hasbro to bring M.A.S.K. to the big screen, according to Deadline. What does this mean for the Hasbro film universe? Why is Gray a great pick to kick things off? First, what is M.A.S.K.? Not to be confused with Eric Stolz's Mask or Jim Carrey's The Mask, M.A.S.K. originated in 1985 as a toy franchise. An animated TV series was launched soon after the toy line was introduced, followed by comics and video games. The original M.A.S.K...
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Apr 19, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: James Bond and Jason Bourne vs. John Wick, Why We Love Dwayne Johnson and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: StryderHD imagines John Wick: Chapter 3 bringing in James Bond, Jason Bourne and more iconic action heroes to take on John Wick:   Video Essay of the Day: Speaking of James Bond, here's a video by Rossatron that looks at why On Her Majesty's Secret Service is maybe the best 007 movie:   Camera Angle of the Day: The shot type known as the Dutch Angle can be seen in so many movies now, but when was it first done? Now You See It examines its origins:   Movie Song of the Day: Auralnauts shares a weird retro-sounding Star Wars song set to the Sarlacc pit sequence in Return of the Jedi (via...
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Apr 18, 2018

Watch Final 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Trailer: Here's Everything We Know
UPDATE: The latest, final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has been released. Watch it below, and find out what creature could possibly be more dangerous than dinosaurs (hint: mankind), why it's not advisable to go surfing this time of year, and why children don't welcome nighttime visits from strangers. Then check out our recap of all we know about the film.  (Here's our original post, published on June 22, 2017.) One year from today, a new installment of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchise hits theaters, and in honor of the reverse-anniversary occasion, Universal has announced the sequel's full title: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The studio also released a new poster with the title featured over a dark...
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Apr 18, 2018

Steven Spielberg's Comic Book Movie 'Blackhawk': Here's What You Need to Know
Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One has already earned more than $476 million at the box office worldwide. Naturally, many wondered about Spielberg's plans for the future, including a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones series and a big-screen version of the Broadway musical West Side Story. Now we've heard that the filmmaker is adding another project to his development slate: Blackhawk, based on a popular comic book series that was first published during the 1940s. Spielberg will be producing with an eye toward directing, per Variety. Warner Bros. will distribute the film worldwide. Here's what you need to know. What is the source material? The Blackhawk Squadron first appeared in the anthology Military Comics, published by Quality Comics, in August 1941...
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Apr 18, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Imagining a 1990s 'X-Men' Movie, the Truth About Luke Skywalker and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternative Timeline Movie of the Day: With fans talking about who'd have starred in an X-Men movie in the '90s, BossLogic shows us Nicolas Cage as Wolverine, Jeff Bridges as Magneto, Jada Pinkett Smith as Storm and more: Had a little free time to jump on this whole 90s thing, it was fun ?? 90s cast #xmen pic.twitter.com/x5dbUKG9i4 — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) April 17, 2018     Continued - @jadapsmith as #storm 90s #xmen cast pic.twitter.com/r4qiNL0HZZ — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) April 17, 2018     Fan Theory of the Day: WhatCulture shares the theory that Luke Skywalker was never supposed to be a great Jedi in the...
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Apr 17, 2018

Cathy Yan to Direct Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn; Here's What We Know So Far
In Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn was the clear standout among the dynamic group of superpowered villains assembled for that team. As embodied by Margot Robbie (above), she was very much her own woman; smart, strong and sassy, she did whatever she felt was best for herself in any particular moment. It's no wonder that Warner Bros. and DC Films were quick to start development on more films featuring Harley Quinn. We've heard about a direct sequel to Suicide Squad; director Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant) was enlisted for that project last year. Suicide Squad director David Ayer got busy working on a spin-off project, Gotham City Sirens, which would revolve around Harley Quinn. We also heard that Harley Quinn might be featured in Birds of Prey, based on a crime-fighting...
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Apr 17, 2018

Chris Hemsworth in '12 Strong,' 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 The Commuter (action-thriller; Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, Sam Neill; rated PG-13) The Post (period drama; Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Brad Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys; rated PG-13) In the Fade (crime drama; Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar; rated R) Ghost Stories (horror; Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Paul Whitehouse; available 4/20 on cable MOD and in select...
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Apr 17, 2018

Danny Boyle's Music-Themed Comedy With Lily James and Kate McKinnon Nabs Release Date
As far back as 2010, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, above) talked about his desire to make a full-fledged, original musical. In 2016, he was touted to direct a film version of the popular stage musical Miss Saigon, though that didn't work out. Last month came word that he was teaming with writer Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) to make a music-themed comedy, reportedly set in the 1960s or 1970s. Now we hear that the film is moving full steam ahead and has secured a theatrical release date. It's still not titled, but Variety reports that the movie will open in theaters on September 13, 2019, via Universal Studios. Boyle plans to start shooting the film by early summer. The cast is also shaping up nicely; Lily James, Himesh Patel and...
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