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Sep 25, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Tommy Wiseau's 'The Dark Knight,' the Endurance of 'The Big Lebowski' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Recast Movie of the Day: What if Tommy Wiseau had directed and played the Joker in The Dark Knight? Nerdist shows us what that looks like:   Fan Theory of the Day: Speaking of the Joker, Screen Rant takes on a Reddit fan theory that Jared Leto's version of the Clown Prince of Crime from Suicide Squad is the same person as Leto's character in Fight Club:   Alternate Ending of the Day: Avengers: Infinity War gets another alternate ending, this one care of Aldo Jones and the earlier introduction of Captain Marvel:   Character Parody of the Day: James Corden spoofs the Predator movies by imagining if the Predator was a real actor looking to get other...
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Sep 24, 2018

'Kingsman 3' Takes Over James Bond Release Date; Here's Everything We Know
Success maketh another sequel. Kingsman 3, revealed last year as being a possibility, has now been officially greenlit for a 2019 release. While the previous installment, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, was not as well-received by critics as the original, Kingsman: The Secret Service (53% vs. 74% on Rotten Tomatoes), the sequel did about match the first movie's worldwide gross ($411 million vs. $414 million). Doing a third (and more) is obviously a good decision by Fox.  And with the next James Bond movie pushed back to 2020, it makes sense for another spy film franchise to move into its place. The untitled third installment of the Kingsman series has revealed that it will take over the November 8, 2019, release date, according to Entertainment Weekly. Also confirmed...
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Sep 24, 2018

Marvel's 'Eternals' Moves Ahead With Chloe Zhao Directing; Here's Everything We Know
Just five months ago, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said Eternals was "one of many, many, many things that we are actively beginning to have creative discussions about to see if we believe in them enough to put them on a slate." Now, the possibility has become a reality and Eternals is moving forward to the next level.  While not officially greenlight and set for production or a release date just yet, Eternals does have writers and a director in place, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Check out everything we know about the movie and the comic books it's based on below.  Who are the Eternals? In Marvel Comics, the Eternals are a race of near-immortal super-powered beings spawned from early proto-humans. They were created through genetic...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 24, 2018

Next 3 Major Horror Adaptations: 'Suspiria,' 'Pet Sematary,' 'It: Chapter Two'
Based on a mystery novel written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House With a Clock in Its Walls follows a young Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who heads off to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black), not knowing that Jonathan is a warlord and his neighbor Florence (Cate Blanchett) is a witch. Published in 1973, the original novel was highly-acclaimed; it was first adapted for the small screen in 1979. Nearly 40 years later, Eli Roth directed the brand new version, which has received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Inspired by the movie, we wondered what other major horror adaptations are heading to the big screen. Here are three that sound very promising.   Suspiria Dario Argento's 1977 original starred Jessica Harper and is considered an...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 22, 2018

The Week in Movie News: James Bond Found a New Director, First 'Captain Marvel' Trailer Arrived and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Cary Fukunaga will direct the next James Bond movie: Following Danny Boyle's departure from the director's chair of Bond 25, the next installment of the 007 franchise has tapped Beasts of No Nation filmmaker Cary Fukunaga for the job. The release of the movie, which may be Daniel Craig's last in the role, also moved to 2020. Read everything we know here.    GREAT NEWS David Gordon Green has finished writing his Friday Night Lights movie: We recently talked to Halloween co-writer/director David Gordon Green and received an exclusive update on his upcoming Friday Night Lights movie, for which...
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Sep 22, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Animated 'Captain Marvel' Trailer, Alternate 'Avengers: Infinity War' Ending and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: Captain Marvel as an animated feature? Darth Blender re-created the new trailer using old cartoon footage:   Alternate Ending of the Day: Speaking of animated Avengers, here's a cartoon parody of Avengers: Infinity War with the way it could have gone:   Video Essay of the Day: Now You See It looks at the meaning of stripes when worn by characters in movies:   Role Reprisal of the Day: Robert Englund got back into his Freddy Krueger makeup and costume for a guest appearance on The Goldbergs. Here's a promo: #TheGoldbergs Halloween episode this year is going to be a NIGHTMARE! @RobertBEnglund will guest star as the one...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 21, 2018

Comics on Film: Disney CEO Confirms Marvel Studios' 'X-Men' Films, Internet Is Weirdly Surprised
Comics on Film has been keeping a very close eye on the unfolding saga concerning the Walt Disney Company's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, which is of particular interest to comic book movie fans because of Fox's ownership over a few key Marvel Comics-based franchises, which include the X-Men, Deadpool and the Fantastic Four. As long as the tumultuous story has been unfolding, it's been easy for Marvel fans to get excited about the possibility of the Avengers and the X-Men occupying the same screen at the same time or Peter Parker and Tony Stark getting to pick the mammoth intellect of Reed Richards. It was inevitable for Disney to consolidate the properties of Marvel Comics under the guiding hand of the brand's film studio, but oddly enough, the internet...
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Sep 21, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: What Makes Michael Myers So Iconic, the Versatility of Oscar Isaac and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Video Essay of the Day: In honor of the upcoming Halloween sequel, Matt Draper's latest video essay looks at the creation of Michael Myers:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Couch Tomato shows us 24 reasons why this year's The Cloverfield Paradox is the same movie as Event Horizon:   Easter Eggs of the Day: Here's another video highlighting the Easter eggs and other trivia from the Captain Marvel trailer:   Movie Score Covers of the Day: Watch one guy cover 100 movie themes on his guitar in 20 minutes including Ghostbusters, Interstellar, The Godfather and Moana:   Vintage Image of the Day: Today is the 45th anniversary of the release...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 20, 2018

Cary Fukunaga Will Direct the Next James Bond Movie; Here's Everything We Know
For the 25th official installment of the James Bond franchise, fans expect something special. Fortunately, the next movie, which is currently known as "Bond 25," should be a treat. Not only is Daniel Craig planning to finish out his run as 007 with a bang, but the series also has a new director with a terrific track record on board.  Replacing the recently departed Danny Boyle, True Detective and Beasts of No Nation (above) director Cary Fukunaga has been tapped by Bond franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, as announced on Twitter. Craig himself was cited as one of the people sharing the news, indicating that he likely had a say in the choice.  In addition to revealing the new director, MGM and EON announced the movie has a...
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Sep 20, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: John Carpenter's New 'Halloween' Theme, 'Captain Marvel' Easter Eggs and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Score of the Day: Hear John Carpenter's new version of his iconic Halloween theme for the upcoming sequel:   Easter Eggs of the Day: Mr. Sunday Movies does his thing and humorously highlights all the Easter eggs and other things you maybe missed in the new Captain Marvel trailer:   Mashup of the Day: Speaking of Captain Marvel, here's the movie mashed with Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds:   Remade Trailer of the Day: What if the upcoming A Star is Born remake starred Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy instead of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga? Here you go: Wow ANOTHER remake? pic.twitter.com/3eKheaY1OY — Kevin T. Porter...
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Sep 19, 2018

'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' and 'The First Purge' Come 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 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (sci-fi action-adventure; Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, B.D. Wong, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Jeff Goldblum; available now to coincide with release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG-13) Bel Canto (drama-thriller; Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Christopher Lambert, Sebastian Koch, Thorbjorn Harr; not rated) Damsel (Western comedy; Robert...
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Sep 19, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Alternate 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Endings, the Sound of '80s Movies and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Endings of the Day: In honor of today's DVD release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, here are some animated parodies of its flaws in logic:   Director Commentary of the Day: Speaking of Fallen Kingdom, here's director J.A. Bayona breaking down the volcanic eruption action sequence:   Mashup of the Day: Stryder HD created a concept trailer for Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet featuring the meeting of the Avengers and the X-Men as well as some of the Defenders:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Avengers: Infinity War, today is the perfect day to share Captain Marvel cosplay pics, in honor of the new trailer: I've rewatched...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 18, 2018

Patrick Stewart Joins the 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot; Here's Everything We Know
The Angels are heading to the big screen once again. Originally a TV series in the 1970s, Charlie's Angels was later adapted into a 2000 action comedy that continued the canon of the show, and that spawned one sequel three years later. In 2011, there was a TV series reboot on the small screen, but it was very short-lived. Now, Sony is bringing the property back to theaters with a new version that will hopefully start a new film franchise. News on the movie reboot has been slow since its announcement two years ago, but with a production start approaching, casting is ramping up. The Hollywood Reporter just shared the latest, that Sir Patrick Stewart is in negotiations to play one of multiple Bosley characters in the feature. Elizabeth Banks, who is also co-writing, producing...
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Sep 18, 2018

DVD Obscura: Ethan Hawke Shines in 'First Reformed,' Plus More Essentials for Home Video Fans
We've gathered together a wide array of recent titles for home video fans, divided into areas of interest: indie, foreign, documentary, grindhouse, classics and television. Feast on the buffet below! New Indie  First Reformed (A24/Lionsgate) definitely sees writer-director Paul Schrader tipping his hat to one of his major influences - Robert Bresson's minimalist classic Diary of a Country Priest - but it's no empty homage. Ethan Hawke gives one of the best performances in his storied career as a conflicted, alcoholic cleric who starts asking hard questions about himself and his commitment to his community when he gets close to a troubled woman (played by Amanda Seyfried) in his parish. Schrader also gets a terrific supporting performance from...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 18, 2018

First 'Captain Marvel' Trailer Arrives Tuesday Morning; Here's Everything We Know So Far
Captain Marvel, the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will mark the mega-franchise's first movie focused on a single female superhero. And the first to be co-directed by a female filmmaker and scored by a woman composer. The highly anticipated film, which will take place more than 10 years before the MCU began, has been in development since 2013 and finally flies into theaters in early 2019.  Recently, Entertainment Weekly shared the first official stills from Captain Marvel, and now Marvel is about to unleash the first trailer for the movie. Watch that down below when it arrives.  Here's everything we know about Marvel's Captain Marvel: Who is Captain Marvel? Captain Marvel has actually been the alter ego for many characters in Marvel...
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Sep 18, 2018

The First 'Captain Marvel' Trailer Has Landed; Here's Everything We Know So Far
Captain Marvel, the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will mark the mega-franchise's first movie focused on a single female superhero. And the first to be co-directed by a female filmmaker and scored by a woman composer. The highly anticipated film, which will take place more than 10 years before the MCU began, has been in development since 2013 and finally flies into theaters in early 2019.  Recently, Entertainment Weekly shared the first official stills from Captain Marvel, and now Marvel is has unleashed the first teaser trailer for the movie, spotlighting Brie Larson in the lead role and claiming she's not what we think she is. Watch that down below when it arrives.  Here's everything we know about Marvel's Captain Marvel: Who is...
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Sep 18, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Predator' Meets 'Home Alone,' Imagining Michael B. Jordan as Superman and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Sequel Idea of the Day: If Fox makes another Predator movie, he should go up against Kevin McCallister from Home Alone. Here's an animated look at what that would be like:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Predator, in honor of the new movie, the guys at CineFix made a homemade Predator costume:   Casting Rumor of the Day: There's talk of Michael B. Jordan taking over the role of Superman if Henry Cavill is really done. BossLogic shows us what that could look like: I went and cleaned up the suit a little, thanks for the CC guys - Val-Zod @michaelb4jordan pic.twitter.com/PSTz64X5aW — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) September 14, 2018   Remade Trailer...
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Sep 17, 2018

First Look at Joaquin Phoenix in 'Joker'; Here's Everything We Know
Warner Bros. and DC are definitely keeping things interesting with their comic book movies. In addition to recently introducing a new Joker in Suicide Squad, a different incarnation of the iconic villain will feature in the standalone Joker. This will be more of a crime thriller than traditional superhero fare and will star Joaquin Phoenix as the eponymous "clown prince of Gotham City." Recently, director Todd Phillips shared a first look at Phoenix in the role on social media. Of course, this movie shows how the character became The Joker, so Phoenix is not yet all done up in white face makeup, green hair or even facial scars just yet. Check out the pic down below.  Here's everything we know about Joker so far: What is the plot? Joker will be a...
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Sep 17, 2018

Next 3 Unexpected Horror-Franchise Installments: 'Halloween,' 'Glass,' 'Doctor Sleep'
Shane Black's The Predator won the weekend at the box office, topping fellow debuting wide releases A Simple Favor and White Boy Rick. Reaction to the film by critics was not good; audiences were more positive but still quite mixed. The fourth installment -- and the sixth overall, counting the two Alien vs. Predator spin-off films -- introduces things that we've never seen before in the series. (See our interview with director Shane Black here, where he talks at length about the film.) That made us curious about three upcoming installments in horror-movie franchises; how are they planning to break the rules?   Halloween As dedicated fans are well aware, the first Halloween sequel picked up where the original left off, but after that, the series went in very...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 15, 2018

The Week in Movie News: 'Hobbs and Shaw' First Look, Toronto Film Festival Buzz and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   FIRST LOOK Dwayne Johnson shares a look at Hobbs and Shaw: Dwayne Johnson isn't even on set yet, but he took to social media to share the first look at the Fast and the Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw as filming began this week. See the image below and read everything we know about the movie here.         View this post on Instagram                   DAY 1 and the evolution has...
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Sep 15, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: The Science of 'Black Panther,' 'The Meg' VFX Breakdown and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: Here's a video that showcases the impressive digital effects work produced for The Meg:   Movie Science of the Day: Astrophysicist Andy Howell looks into the science of the asteroid in Black Panther and its introduction of vibranium into the world in the below video. Check out others on vibranium and more here.   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of the MCU, here's a fan cosplaying as Hela from Thor: Ragnarok: I was nominated for the #sidebysidecosplay challenge. I decided to go with one of my current top favorite cosplays, Hela. #cosplay #hela #marvel #thorragnarok pic.twitter.com/7WjiCUD7ly — Michelle Reed...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 14, 2018

Comics on Film: This Is the Way the 'Worlds of DC' Could End
Fictional worlds, particularly shared universes, are built by the wide resonance of so-called anchor characters: the big guns you know, and the ones you always want to be able to see. In the realm of characters based on DC Comics, the primary anchors have always been what fans call "the Trinity": Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It's only within the last couple of years that all three characters of the Trinity have shared the same screen space at the same time in single films. Regardless of how the final product may have ended up turning out, you can't really argue how momentous it was in the final minutes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice when we got to see these three characters on the same screen at the same time. Now, though, the shared world...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 14, 2018

The Last Horror Blog: 'Annabelle 3,' 'Candyman,' 'Apostle,' 'Alan Wake' and More
First Annabelle 3 details emerge - The Conjuring franchise is looking pretty unstoppable at the moment - the latest entry, The Nun, just dominated the weekend box office - but there's more supernatural shenanigans to come. Screenwriter Gary Dauberman recently sat down to talk about all of his various projects - and revealed that the Annabelle franchise is about to get a third installment. When asked about Annabelle 3, Dauberman had this to say: "I'm actually writing and directing that one. That's going to go before cameras mid-October so I'm deep in prep on that now. We're bringing the franchise back home after being so far away in Romania. It's set in the Warrens' house. It's what happens when...
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Sep 14, 2018

Comics on Film: Are We About to Get a New 'Batman' Actor?
Batman is eternal. That much is certain. Whatever happens behind the scenes of the stories being told for the character - regardless of the medium - will likely never diminish the public adoration that he's enjoyed for the better part of a century now. Still, when dealing with telling Batman stories particularly in live-action, the fact of the matter is that the timeless icon has to be embodied by a real person. That always opens up the possibilities of human foibles and flaws interfering, somehow, with the depiction of the Dark Knight on film or television. Warner Bros. could be at a turning point in the very near future when it comes to Batman on the silver screen, and even though we may be in for a change in the future, again: Batman is eternal...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 14, 2018

Remembering Aretha Franklin, Barbara Harris, Neil Simon and More Reel-Important People We Lost in August
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. Andre Blay (1937-2018) - Producer. His movies include John Carpenter's They Live, Prince of Darkness and Village of the Damned as well as the 1988 remake of The Blob. He died on August 24. (Hometown Weekly) Silvano Campeggi (1923-2018) - Poster Designer. His iconic movie posters include those for Gone With the Wind, Gigi, Ben-Hur, Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris, West Side Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Exodus and Casablanca. He died on August 28. (La Repubblica) Mary Carlisle...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 14, 2018

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Soars 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 Ocean's 8 (action-comedy; Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Armitage, James Corden, Matt Damon, Katie Holmes, Dakota Fanning; rated PG-13) Superfly (action-thriller; Trevor Jackson, Antwan Patton, Jacob Ming-Trent, Jason Mitchell, Michael Williams, Lex Davis, Jennifer Morrison, Kaalan Walker, Esai Morales, Andrea Londo, Big Bank Black; rated R) Gotti (biographical crime drama; John...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 05, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'The Matrix' Meets 'The Terminator,' a Golden Age 'He-Man' Movie and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day calls Neo from The Matrix in this excellent mashup from Dr. Machakil:   Remade Movie of the Day: Darth Blender mashed up some old movies to show what a "premake" of Masters of the Universe would have been like:   Franchise Breakdown of the Day: In anticipation of The Nun, this week's Honest Trailers runs through the basics of all the Conjuring movies:    Video Essay of the Day: The latest video essay from Patrick H. Willems examines the filmmaking craft of the entire Star Wars franchise:   Vintage Image of the Day: Mitzi Gaynor, who...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 04, 2018

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Sep 04, 2018

Next 3 Sci-Fi Worlds: 'Ad Astra,' 'Chaos Walking,' 'Captive State'
Back in May, a new, 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick's classic 2001: A Space Odyssey debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, thanks in part to the efforts of filmmaker Christopher Nolan. The new print played in select theaters earlier this summer. More recently, a magnificent 4K restoration of the film has been playing in theaters nationwide. The wonder of seeing the timeless classic on the big screen made us wonder what new, sci-fi worlds will arriving in theaters in the coming months. Let's look ahead to next year and consider three titles that caught our eye.   Ad Astra Brad Pitt (War Machine, above) stars as an Army Corps engineer who is searching across the universe for his father, "who disappeared [20 years before] on a mission to find alien life."...
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Movies.com Movie News
Sep 01, 2018

The Week in Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Lines Up a Dream Role, Our Guides to the Fall Movies and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Dwayne Johnson will finally play King Kamehameha: Dwayne Johnson is taking on his dream roles, at last. The former pro wrestler has been talking about playing legendary Hawaiian ruler Kamehameha I ever since he first became an actor 20 years ago. Now it's finally happening, with the Robert Zemeckis-helmed biopic King. Read everything we know about the movie here. GREAT NEWS Star Wars casts a Hobbit: Another veteran J.J. Abrams collaborator has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. Dominic Monaghan, who starred as a Hobbit in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and as one of the castaways in Abrams' TV show...
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Sep 01, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Eminem's 'Venom' Theme Song, 'Moana' and 'The Little Mermaid' Musical Mashup and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Soundtrack Song of the Day: Eminem released a new single that's a theme song from the Venom soundtrack, and it also appears on his latest album. Listen here:   Musical Mashup of the Day: Speaking of soundtrack songs, here are some Disney fans singing an a capella mashup of "Where You Are" from Moana and "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid:   Video Essay of the Day: Speaking of movie music, some of the best film scores ever can be found in Godfrey Reggio's Qatsi trilogy. For Fandor, here's Philip Brubaker on the classic documentaries:   Reworked Movies of the Day: ScreenJunkies shows us what various sci-fi classics would...
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Movies.com Movie News
Aug 31, 2018

Comics on Film: What's Going On With Todd Phillips' 'Joker'?
We've known for a while now that director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) would be shepherding a new film based on DC Comics' ultimate villain, the Joker. What we now don't seem to know is what's really happening with it behind the scenes, since a relatively high-profile piece of casting news seemed to come and go without much ceremony recently. Beyond that, though, details of that casting news seemed to indicate something of a departure from the source material that defines the characters the film will be based on, and not in a particularly good way, either. While the movie is still a bit fascinating based simply on who is involved and which character it will be portraying, some new questions about the as-yet untitled Joker film are emerging that may warrant...
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Movies.com Movie News
Aug 31, 2018

Final 'The Predator' Trailer Lets the Dogs Out; Here's Everything We Know
Cover yourself in mud, and get to the choppah, because The Predator is on its way. The fourth movie in the series about lethal alien "space 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.  Ahead of the movie's release, Fox has released one more final trailer, and it's a lot lighter in tone than what we've seen before. Funny, even. Sterling K. Brown is clearly going to be the highlight of this installment. The new spot also features a lot of Predator action plus Predator Dogs. Check it out at the bottom of the post.  Here's everything we know about The Predator so far: How...
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Aug 31, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Meets 'Star Wars,' the Problem With X-Ray Vision and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Dream Crossover of the Day: We've seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe perfect the movie crossover, but could the Avengers ever share the screen with Star Wars characters? Here's a mashup pitting Wakanda against the Gungans for a tease of such greater ambitions:   Mashup of the Day: Speaking of crossovers with Star Wars, here's a couple who love Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars and decided to combine their fandom into great mashup: Cosplay gives us a challenge to look forward to. It forces us to keep learning and to keep pushing creative limits. It also gives us an opportunity to meet some amazing new ppl who share in the community of creativity...
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Movies.com Movie News
Aug 30, 2018

New 'Hell Fest' Trailer Goes Full Red-Band; Here's Everything We Know
Amusement parks and carnivals are great settings for horror movies. Visitors are already vibing on the excitement of the attractions; past fright flicks like Final Destination 3, Zombieland and The Funhouse added layers of extreme anxiety -- and fear of death! -- to the adrenalized experience. Tapping into that anxious feeling, the upcoming horror thriller Hell Fest is set at an amusement park where the scares become real. Read onward to learn all we know about the film and then watch two trailers that will make you jump, either for joy or out of genuine panic. What's it about? Three friends can't resist the lure of a traveling attraction known as Hell Fest, so they head there with their boyfriends. They fully anticipate a night of fun and (probably) mild frights as...
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Aug 30, 2018

The Last Horror Blog: 'Suspiria,' 'I Think We're Alone Now,' 'Halloween' and More
New Suspiria clip embraces the dance - We're still three months away from the release of Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's classic Italian horror film Suspiria, but we've got another new clip to share. In this one, Suzy Bannion (Dakota Johnson) is asked by Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) to improvise while performing a new dance routine. Then, well, weird things happen. Let's just leave it at that. I'm intrigued to see more of Suspiria, but I'm also hoping that we're not going to get a million new clips between now and the film's November 2 release date.   Peter Dinklage headlines new I Think We're Alone Now trailer - We've still got another year or so until Game of Thrones comes...
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Movies.com Movie News
Aug 30, 2018

Dwayne Johnson to Finally Play Hawaii's 'King'; Here's Everything We Know
One of Dwayne Johnson's dream roles is finally becoming a reality. The actor has wished to play the legendary Hawaiian ruler King Kamehameha ever since he began his Hollywood career. Now, according to Deadline, he will lead the historical action movie The King, which will take him back to his Polynesian and Hawaiian roots, for Warner Bros. and New Line.  Previously, Johnson portrayed a version of another Hawaiian hero, the mythological character Maui, in Disney's Moana, but that was a voice acting role in an animated feature. Presumably, The King will also bring Johnson back to Hawaii, where he's already filmed a few movies, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, for this production. He begins shooting this movie in 2020. Here's everything we know about...
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Movies.com Movie News
Aug 30, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Batman vs. John Wick, 'Goonies II' Fan Film, the Enduring Legacy of 'Fight Club' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: Here's a fake trailer pitting Batman against John Wick, or maybe we should say the Dark Knight and the Boogeyman (via Geek Tyrant):    Fan Film of the Day: Fans of The Goonies over at Movie Nerds created a short film teasing the idea for the long-desired sequel:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Dimitri Bitu compares scenes from Ray with footage of the actual Ray Charles side by side:   Fan Theory of the Day: That Film Theory examines the theory that Groundhog Day is really about Phil's experience in Hell:   Vintage Image of the Day: Elliott Gould, who turns 80 today, wears a t-shirt with his own face on it on the...
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Movies.com Movie News
Aug 29, 2018

James Wan Explains How 'The Nun' Ties Into the 'Conjuring' Universe; Here's Everything We Know
Do you have a craving for more creepy horror movies from the Conjuring franchise? Well, The Nun is coming to satisfy your habit -- pun intended. This one is a prequel spin-off of the first Conjuring sequel, as we were introduced to the "Demon Nun" Valak in the 2016 release The Conjuring 2. And it's being sold as its "darkest chapter." With less than two weeks until the release of The Nun, Warner Bros. and Movieclips have unleashed an exclusive new featurette in which the filmmakers, including producer James Wan, talk about how the upcoming movie fits into the greater Conjuring cinematic universe. There's a lot of scary footage to be found in the video, too. Watch it down below. First, check out everything we know about the movie, including the first...
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Aug 29, 2018

Watch New 'The House With a Clock in Its Walls' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
  We first heard that director Eli Roth and actor Jack Black would be collaborating on The House With a Clock in its Walls in 2017. The film is based on a gothic horror book written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey.   Now two trailers have been released and we've learned much more about the family adventure. Here's a recap of everything we know.   What's it about?   This fantasy/horror/mystery hybrid follows an orphan who helps his uncle track down a clock capable of ending the world. The film is based on the children's novel of the same name by John Bellairs. Universal Pictures has released the official synopsis for the film:    "The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale...
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Aug 29, 2018

Watch Ryan Gosling in Exciting New 'First Man' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
We first heard about the prospect of Ryan Gosling portraying astronaut Neil Armstrong, best known as the first man to step foot on the moon, back in November 2015. Damien Chazelle was already set to direct the film. At the time, Gosling and Chazelle were working together on La La Land, which was released the following year and eventually earned six Academy Awards, including Best Director for Chazelle. A new trailer for First Man has now been released and it looks absolutely thrilling. Check out everything we know about the film below and then watch the new trailer. What's it about? As we've reported previously, "the film will cover Armstrong's life through the 1960s leading to his famous first steps on the Moon in 1969. Josh Singer, who won an Oscar...
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Aug 29, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Ethan Hunt vs. Jack Bauer, 'Sister Act' Meets 'The Nun' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: Mission: Impossible's Ethan Hunt finds another enemy in the U.S. government when he's interrogated by 24's Jack Bauer:   Poster Parody of the Day: This mashup of The Nun and the Sister Act movies is so perfect that it could easily fool movie theater patrons: pic.twitter.com/raoM65f7bs — Joseph Carnegie (@JoeCarnegie) August 27, 2018   VFX Breakdown of the Day: Here's another look at the visual effects work done for Avengers: Infinity War by ILM, Weta and other studios:   Cosplay of the Day: This isn't exactly a pic of cosplay so much as a Thor cosplay prop, but it's also a good excuse to remind everyone...
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Aug 28, 2018

'Superfly' 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 Book Club (comedy; Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson; rated PG-13) Tag (comedy; Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher, Leslie Bibb, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner; rated R) Upgrade (action-thriller; Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson, Benedict Hardie, Simon Maiden; rated R) American Animals (thriller; Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner...
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Aug 28, 2018

Alec Baldwin Is Playing Batman's Dad in 'Joker'; Here's Everything We Know
Warner Bros. and DC are definitely keeping things interesting with their comic book movies. In addition to recently introducing a new Joker in Suicide Squad, a different incarnation of the iconic villain will feature in the standalone Joker. This will be more of a crime thriller than traditional superhero fare and will star Joaquin Phoenix as the eponymous "clown prince of Gotham City." While Batman may not be this movie, the Caped Crusader's father will be. Alec Baldwin has been cast as the wealthy physician and philanthropist Dr. Thomas Wayne, as first reported by Deadline. In some versions of Batman's origin, the Joker is the one who murders Thomas and Martha Wayne, inspiring their son to become the Dark Knight. It's unclear if we'll see this play out...
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Aug 28, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Venom' Meets 'Flubber,' Imagining Oscar Isaac as Batman and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: Nerdist presents a green symbiote in this mashup trailer mixing up Venom and the Robin Williams Flubber remake:    Rumor of the Day: There's talk going around that Oscar Isaac might be in The Batman, so BossLogic shows us what he'd look like as Bruce Wayne and the Dark Knight: #oscarisaac rumour mill as #batman ?? pic.twitter.com/JPuJCLb7V8 — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 27, 2018   Remade Trailer of the Day: JoBlo.com re-created the trailer for Aquaman in the style of an old-school video game:    Director Commentary of the Day: For IMDb, Idris Elba narrates the new trailer for his...
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Aug 27, 2018

Emma Watson Joins Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women'; Here's Everything We Know
Loosely based on the life of author Louisa May Alcott and her three sisters, Little Women has proven to be an enduring literary classic. It tells the story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March as they pass from childhood to adulthood. The original novel has inspired more than a dozen film and television adaptations. Now a new film version is on its way from an unexpected source. Read onward to learn all we know about the latest Little Women adaptation. Who is directing the new version? Greta Gerwig. She first made a mark as an actress in the acclaimed indie Hannah Takes the Stairs, which she co-wrote, more than 10 years ago. Since then she has continued to appear in both independent features and Hollywood productions, as well as acting in and co-writing acclaimed films such as...
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Aug 27, 2018

'Lord of the Rings' Star Dominic Monaghan Joins 'Star Wars: Episode IX'; Here's What We Know So Far
Production on the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga is underway, as Star Wars: Episode IX began shooting this month with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams at the helm. This movie is going to be a big deal, not only as the closer of a nine-part story (excluding spin-offs and animated features) but also the last time we'll be seeing Original Trilogy characters and the last time we'll be hearing an original score from John Williams.  The plot of the climactic Star Wars episode is unknown and the same goes for any new characters joining the franchise with this sequel. The latest addition to the cast, as revealed by Deadline, is Dominic Monaghan, who previously worked with Abrams on the ABC series Lost. Obviously, his part is a secret and speculation is rampant...
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Aug 27, 2018

Next 3 Engaging Family Adventures: 'The House With a Clock in Its Walls,' 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,' 'The Grinch'
Family adventures never go out of season. So, although the robot dog adventure A.X.L. (above) did not perform well at the box office this past weekend, it's notable that audiences gave it a positive rating, which may encourage others to check it out. What does the future hold for engaging family adventures? Here are three upcoming titles, all aimed at family audiences, yet each distinctive in its own way, with sufficient variety to please everyone.   The House with a Clock in Its Walls Young Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) comes to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) in a big old spooky house. Uncle Jonathan reveals himself to be a friendly warlock who is only too happy to teach Lewis his magic, which should come in handy when a mysterious clock in the walls of the...
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Aug 25, 2018

The Week in Movie News: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel Announced, First 'Suspiria' Trailer Arrived and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Crazy Rich Asians spawns a sequel: The adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians was enough of a hit in its opening weekend -- overperforming at the box office by a good measure -- so a sequel, based on the second book in the series, Crazy Rich Girlfriend, is now officially on the way. Read everything we know about the movie and who will be returning here.   GREAT NEWS Eva Longoria and Michael Peña join Dora the Explorer: The live-action Dora the Explorer movie is keeping its casting appropriately Mexican-American, with Eva Longoria and Ant-Man and the Wasp's Michael Peña joining as the title character's parents. Read...
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Aug 25, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Imagining Zendaya in 'The Little Mermaid,' Technology in the Movies and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Casting Rumor of the Day: Zendaya has supposedly been offered the lead role in Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid remake, so BossLogic shows us what she might look like in the part: A 'High on life' version ?? @Zendaya #thelittlemermaid @DisneyStudios #putasmileonmyface thanks guys! Happy weekend errbody! pic.twitter.com/DrQ4Ipubio — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 24, 2018   Fan Trailer of the Day: Stryder HD imagines the Fantastic Four and the X-Men joining in the MCU for Avengers 4 in this mashup trailer:   Supercut of the Day: Movieclips tracks technology in the movies in this supercut including 2001, Back to the Future, Hidden Figures...
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Aug 24, 2018

Comics on Film: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Is Now in Production
(Warning: Spoilers from Avengers: Infinity War can be found below.) In 2017, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios collaborated to bring Spider-Man: Homecoming to theaters. Featuring an all-new actor in the lead and taking place in the long-running Marvel Cinematic Universe, Homecoming represented a new take on the classic Marvel icon by leaning far more on the character's earliest comics stories by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, while also weaving a compelling coming-of-age superhero story with a great villain and real heart. So far, Spider-Man's three appearances in the MCU have been some of his most absolutely memorable cinematic adventures. His initial appearance in Captain America: Civil War very nearly stole the show, Homecoming was terrific, and his turn in Avengers...
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Aug 24, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' VFX Breakdown, 'Deadpool 2' as a 1990s Action Movie and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   VFX Reel of the Day: Cinesite shares a breakdown of the VFX they contributed to Avengers: Infinity War:   Reworked Movie of the Day: Here's a fake VHS commercial for what Deadpool 2 would be like as a 1990s action movie:   Movie Comparison of the Day: In honor of the home video release of Deadpool 2, Couch Tomato shows 24 reasons why the sequel is the same movie as Logan:   Movie Review of the Day: Superman and Batman argue over the new animated feature Teen Titans Go! To the Movies in the latest episode of Super Cafe:   Supercut of the Day: For IMDb, Phil Philips of The Happytime Murders utters a whole bunch of classic action movie...
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Aug 23, 2018

Watch New, Disturbing, Unsettling 'Suspiria' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
What, exactly, is going on at a dance company in Europe that is causing everyone to become unhinged? In Suspiria, nothing is what it seems to be, which makes it even more intriguing than it appears. Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Freed) and Tilda Swinton star in what looks like a very trippy and disturbing thriller. Catch up with all we know about Suspiria and then watch the disturbing and unsettling new trailer below. Who else stars? Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Jessica Harper and Chloë Grace Moretz. What's it about? The official synopsis gets right to the point: "A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving...
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Aug 22, 2018

'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel on Its Way; Here's What We Know So Far
Published in 2013, Crazy Rich Asians became a very popular novel and spawned two fictional sequels. Like the original novel, the film version revolves around preparations for an elaborate wedding that has become the talk of the aristocracy in Singapore. Greeted with positive reviews from critics and moviegoers alike, Crazy Rich Asians is a box office success. It's already earned an estimated $34 million, against its reported $30 million production budget and it's just getting started. Plans for a sequel are now moving forward, per THR. Here's what we know so far. Who will return? Director Jon M. Chu is planning to return. Chu has already committed to directing a big-screen version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights, which is scheduled for...
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Aug 22, 2018

Michael Pena, Eva Longoria Join 'Dora the Explorer'; Here's Everything We Know
Educational TV show Dora the Explorer began a long run on Nickelodeon in 2000 and proved to be immensely popular over its 172 episodes. It spawned toys, books, video games, foreign adaptations, stage adaptations and a sequel series. Now a big-screen version is on its way. Michael Pena (Ant-Man and The Wasp, above) and Eva Longoria (Overboard) have just joined the cast in key roles. Here's everything we know about the project. Who is Dora the Explorer? Dora loves to go on adventures, wherever they may take her. She is known for wearing a purple backpack, which talks, and is accompanied by Boots, a monkey. She is a Latina girl, aged 7 as the original series begins. In 2009, she became a young adult, attending middle school. The film version will begin with Dora as she...
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Aug 21, 2018

'Ocean's 8' and 'Hereditary' Come 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 Action Point (comedy; Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Johnny Pemberton, Aidan Whytock, Joe Vaz, Leon Clingman; rated R) Deadpool 2 (superhero action; Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Stefan Kapicic; available in rated-R theatrical version and Super Duper Cut) God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (family drama; David A.R. White, John...
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Aug 20, 2018

Mark Wahlberg's Next 3 Movies: 'Instant Family, 'Wonderland,' 'Mile 22' Sequel Possibility
Mark Wahlberg's latest collaboration with director Peter Berg, Mile 22 (above), did not fare particularly well with critics and US. box office results fell short of expectations. Still, it's expected to enjoy more favorable returns in overseas markets, where it will open on a staggered release plan over the next month or so. Meanwhile, Wahlberg's next film has moved to an earlier date in the release calendar. What else does the actor have planned?   Instant Family Wahlberg enjoyed success in the comedy Daddy's Home (above) as a very competitive father who attempts to bond again with his children after his ex-wife remarries. In the upcoming Instant Family, Wahlberg and Rose Byrne play a couple who become foster parents to three children and...
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Aug 18, 2018

The Week in Movie News: First Look at Live-Action 'Mulan,' Dora the Explorer' and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   FIRST LOOK #1 Disney reveals the live-action Mulan: Fans looking forward to the live-action Mulan remake from Disney got a treat when the studio shared the above image of Liu Yifei in the title role. Read everything we know about the upcoming movie here.   FIRST LOOK #2 Paramount shows off the live-action Dora: There's also a live-action Dora the Explorer movie on the way, and Paramount Pictures celebrated the start of production by sharing a glimpse of Isabela Moner as a teenage version of the Nickelodeon cartoon character. Read everything we know about the movie here.   GREAT NEWS Train to Busan is getting a...
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Aug 18, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Superman vs. Skeletor, the Trademarks of a Peter Berg Movie and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: Stryder HD combined scenes from the Christopher Reeve Superman movies and Masters of the Universe to pit the Man of Steel against Skeletor:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Speaking of mashups, here's Couch Tomato with 24 reasons why Ready Player One is the same movie as Avengers: Infinity War:   Reworked Movie of the Day: Speaking of Infinity War, The Unusual Suspect recut the movie's trailer in the style of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:   Remixed Movie of the Day: Still speaking of Infinity War, Eclectic Method turned the movie's sounds into a dance track:   Cosplay of the Day: Also speaking of the latest Avengers...
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Aug 17, 2018

Comics on Film: What We Know about 'Green Lantern Corps' and Tom Cruise
The cinematic odyssey surrounding the characters of DC's Green Lantern IP has fallen quite silent over the past seven years. Initially looking like the next big DC-based franchise as The Dark Knight Trilogy was preparing to wind down, the 2011 release of the first major Green Lantern film is known far more today for what it missed: as a comic book film, as an opportunity, and as a new tentpole franchise. Much of the conversation concerning DC's corps of space cops over the last several years has been in speculation concerning exactly which form that corner of the DC Universe will take. While there were initial rumblings that WB would push forward with a sequel from the 2011 film's original cast and creative team, those plans quickly fell by the wayside. Things...
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Aug 17, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' as a Video Game, Imagining Tom Cruise as Green Lantern and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Marketing Discrepancies of the Day: This video compares scenes from the Avengers: Infinity War trailer and what those scenes look like in the actual movie:   Reworked Movie Scene of the Day: What would the battle between the Avengers and Thanos from Infinity War look like as a 16-bit video game? Mr. Sunday Movies shows us:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Thanos, in this edition of Marvel Becoming, Lee Huxley cosplays as the Infinity War villain:    Movie Science of the Day: Speaking of Marvel, the Hulk can jump pretty high, but can he launch himself into space? Kyle Hill answers in the latest edition of Because Science:   Dream...
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Aug 16, 2018

DVD Obscura: 'Lean on Pete,' 'Ismael's Ghosts,' 'Hitler's Hollywood' and Much More
Here are the latest indie, international, documentary, grindhouse, classic and TV titles on home video. We've highlighted one pick in each section to get you started. New Indie Lean On Pete (Lionsgate) came and went earlier this year to critical praise, a limited theatrical release, and the kind of box office that usually greets critically praised films in limited theatrical release. It's the latest from director Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years) and it's a beautiful, heartfelt, tough-minded story of a teenage boy named Charley (Charlie Plummer of All the Money in the World) with nowhere to live and no family to care for him. He gets a job at a racetrack tending to a horse named Lean On Pete. His makeshift family there includes the horse trainer (Steve...
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Aug 16, 2018

DVD Obscura: 'Leon on Pete,' 'Ismael's Ghosts,' 'Hitler's Hollywood' and Much More
Here are the latest indie, international, documentary, grindhouse, classic and TV titles on home video. We've highlighted one pick in each section to get you started. New Indie Lean On Pete (Lionsgate) came and went earlier this year to critical praise, a limited theatrical release, and the kind of box office that usually greets critically praised films in limited theatrical release. It's the latest from director Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years) and it's a beautiful, heartfelt, tough-minded story of a teenage boy named Charley (Charlie Plummer of All the Money in the World) with nowhere to live and no family to care for him. He gets a job at a racetrack tending to a horse named Lean On Pete. His makeshift family there includes the horse trainer (Steve...
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Aug 16, 2018

The Last Horror Blog: 'Train to Busan' Sequel on Its Way
Train to Busan sequel in development - Korean zombie flick Train to Busan (above) is easily one of the best zombie films to emerge in the past few years, which is no small feat, given how many zombie films we've seen since the turn of the century. So, it's exciting to hear that director Yeon Sang-ho is apparently hard at work writing the sequel. Here's what Yeon had to say in an interview at Screen Daily: "It is an extension of Train To Busan, after the virus has spread throughout Korea, but the characters are not the same. It shares the same world view and is a zombie action film that deals with the aftermath on the peninsula of what happened in Train To Busan." While this is clearly still in the early stages of development...
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Aug 16, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' VFX Breakdown, How Christopher Nolan Ends His Movies and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Character Breakdown of the Day: For Wired, Anthony and Joe Russo discuss every single hero in their epic Marvel crossover Avengers: Infinity War:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: Speaking of Infinity War, here's a breakdown of Framestore's visual effects work on the MCU blockbuster (learn more here):   Movie Scene Breakdown of the Day: Director Jon M. Chu breaks down one of the most memorable scenes in his new movie Crazy Rich Asians, which is now out in theaters:   Reworked Movie Scene of the Day: Mashable redid the sound design for the iconic T.rex scene in Jurassic Park so it's no longer tense or terrifying:   Vintage Image of the...
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Aug 15, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Imagining Emily Blunt as Invisible Woman, the Qualifications of a Disney Princess and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Dream Casting of the Day: Ever since John Krasinski said he wants to star with his wife in a Fantastic Four movie, fans have dreamed of Emily Blunt as Invisible Woman. Here's one imagined look at her in the role (via Heroic Hollywood):   Emily Blunt would make one hell of an Invisible Woman, especially alongside @johnkrasinski as Mr. Fantastic. Do you guys think we'll be seeing the Fantastic 4 in the MCU anytime soon? A post shared by Daniel Savage (@savagecomics) on Aug 11, 2018 at 8:56am PDT   Fan Theory of the Day: Inspired by the trailer for Wreck-it Ralph 2, MatPat's latest Film Theory video explores the qualifications of the...
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Aug 14, 2018

Comedies 'Tag' and 'Action Point' Come 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 Avengers: Infinity War (superhero action-adventure; Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Josh Brolin, Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Tom Holland, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen; rated PG-13) Down a Dark Hall (horror; AnnaSophia Robb, Uma Thurman, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver; rated PG-13) Breaking & Exiting (comedy; Milo Gibson, Jordan Hinson...
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Aug 14, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: What If Jim Carrey Starred in 'Venom,' the Fate of Thor's Roommate and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: Darth Blender sort of re-casts Venom with Jim Carrey replacing Tom Hardy in this mashup with The Mask:   Character Update of the Day: Thor's roommate, Darryl, reveals he survived Thanos' snap and wishes his Asgardian pal a happy birthday in this Marvel short: Happy Birthday @Thor ????Sorry it's late but I'm working weekends since "The Snap" ?? pic.twitter.com/SEiWIOMdH4 — Daley Pearson (@Daley_Pearson) August 13, 2018   Fake Spoilers of the Day: Speaking of Thor, watch Chris Hemsworth troll the Teen Choice Awards by pretending to reveal spoilers for Avengers 4: This summer's heat-wave can be traced back...
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Aug 14, 2018

First Look at Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan'; Here's Everything We Know
The animated film version of Mulan in 1998 combined action, comedy, music and drama to thrilling effect. Based on a Chinese legend, it told the story of a courageous young woman who posed as a man so that she could join the Chinese army in place of her elderly, frail frather and help defend her country against ruthless invaders.  With the start of production, Disney has now released a first-look photo of Liu Yifei in the upcoming live-action version (above). Here's all we know about the upcoming action-adventure. Who is starring? On the heroic side of the cast, Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) will star as Mulan. Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) will play Commander Tung, described as Mulan's mentor and teacher. Jet Li will play the emperor of China...
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Aug 13, 2018

First Look at Isabela Moner in 'Dora the Explorer'; Here's Everything We Know
Educational TV show Dora the Explorer began a long run on Nickelodeon in 2000 and proved to be immensely popular over its 172 episodes. It spawned toys, books, video games, foreign adaptations, stage adaptations and a sequel series. Now a big-screen version is on its way. Our first look at Isabela Moner in Dora the Explorer (above) shows the young actress to be every bit the intrepid explorer. Here's everything we know about the project, which just began production. Who is Dora the Explorer? Dora loves to go on adventures, wherever they may take her. She is known for wearing a purple backpack, which talks, and is accompanied by Boots, a monkey. She is a Latina girl, aged 7 as the original series begins. In 2009, she became a young adult, attending middle school. The...
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Aug 13, 2018

Next 3 Monster Movies: 'Overlord,' 'Fantastic Beasts 2,' 'Hellboy'
Action thriller The Meg, featuring Jason Statham vs. a giant shark (above), enjoyed a robust opening at the box office this past weekend. The popular response to the film reminded everyone that sharks summer = big interest for moviegoers. It's not just sharks and summer, though. The giant size of the shark in The Meg put it in a league with other classic monsters in movie history, which made us curious about upcoming monsters that will be featured on the big screen. Here are three movies that all promise monsters we haven't seen before. Overlord Produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Julius Avery, the film is set during World War II and follows two Allied soldiers during and after D-Day. They stumble upon a Nazi experiment gone wrong and all hell breaks loose...
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Aug 11, 2018

The Week in Movie News: The Future of DC Movies, the Latest on Spider-Man and His Spinoffs and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Supergirl returns: Warner Bros. is giving Superman's cousin another shot at the big screen, as a new Supergirl movie is now in the works with a 22 Jump Street writer handling the script. Read more about the movie as well as updates on other future Worlds of DC movies here. And read about the villain announced for DC's Birds of Prey here.     GREAT NEWS Spider-Man: Far From Home adds two MCU characters: While Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, won't be returning in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the Homecoming sequel has revealed the addition of two other Marvel Cinematic Universe staples: Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and...
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Aug 11, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Dwayne Johnson Teases 'Jungle Cruise' Set, 'Ant-Man' Meets Jeff Goldblum's 'Fly' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Set Showcase of the Day: Dwayne Johnson took to social media to tease the first look at Disney's amazing and seemingly ride-faithful set for Jungle Cruise: "*watch 'til the end and see one of the most awe inspiring & massive sets ever built from scratch. Walt Disney, this one's for you buddy! ??????" (via @TheRock) pic.twitter.com/1eEf7fYRiW — Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) August 9, 2018   Mashup of the Day: With a title like Ant-Man and the Wasp, someone had to go and mash up Marvel's latest with David Cronenberg's classic remake starring Jeff Goldblum for Ant-Man and the Fly:   Dream Casting of the...
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Aug 10, 2018

'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Gadot Joins 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel; Here's Everything We Know
With the Oscar-nominated Wreck-It Ralph, Disney tapped into nostalgia for all kinds of video games, from 1980s classics to modern-day standards for various age groups. This fall, the animated feature's sequel will enter the much larger arena of the internet. Titled Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, the movie will feature an array of jokes for all ages involving Wi-Fi, eBay, traffic-baiting listicles, pop-up ads, and simple app games for toddlers. The sequel will also feature the voice of Gal Gadot as a street-racing character called Shank, pictured above. The Wonder Woman star joins the main voice cast of the original plus some pretty big guest stars from Disney's past and present. Find out everything we know about Wreck-it Ralph 2 below. Who is back for...
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Aug 10, 2018

Comics on Film: 'The Death of Superman' Gets It Right
In late 1992, something astonishing happened: the mainstream public became briefly obsessed with comic books. With the publication of Superman (vol. 2) #75, DC Comics unleashed a behemoth and force of nature onto the city of Metropolis that could only see one being have any hope of standing in its way: the world's greatest hero and Man of Steel, Superman. When the Last Son of Krypton stood against the creature known as Doomsday, the creative teams on the Superman comics titles put their best feet forward in turning what basically amounts to a four-issue fight scene into something that managed to be visceral, compelling and emotional. That emotional weight only continued into the story that followed the eponymous death, "Funeral for a Friend." The entire ordeal...
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Aug 10, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: The Death Star's Other Flaw, How to Make the Most Thrilling Fight Scene and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Science of the Day: The Death Star from Star Wars had a major flaw in its design, obviously, but in this Because Science video Kyle Hill explains the superweapon's other big problem:   Filmmaking Lesson of the Day: Studio Binder shows you how to shot list an awesome fight scene like the bathroom brawl in Mission: Impossible - Fallout (via /Film):   Reworked Movie Scene of the Day: Mashable redid the sound design for an iconic sequence from Back to the Future so it totally loses its thrill:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Dimitri Bitu compares scenes from Oliver Stone's Nixon and footage of the actual Richard Nixon...
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Aug 09, 2018

What to Expect From the Future of the Spider-Man Universe
We've known for a while that Sony Pictures has screen rights to some 900 Marvel characters. With the upcoming release of Venom on the horizon, their plans for the future are now coming more clearly into focus. With the anticipation that Venom will enjoy a successful launch when it opens in theaters, Sony is developing a number of other movies, both sequels and stand-alone features, according to Variety. The company is also "open to having other characters from its Spider-Man films pop up in Marvel movies that are produced under the Disney aegis, and would presumably also like to see an Avenger or two cameo in its own movies." For now, here's everything we know about Sony's plans for its Spider-Man universe.   Venom (October 5, 2018) The latest...
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Aug 09, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' as a '90s Movie, 'Venom' Starring Topher Grace and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Reimagined Movie of the Day: In honor of its home video release, here's what Avengers: Infinity War would have looked like as a '90s movie newly out on VHS:   Redone Trailer of the Day: Darth Blender shows us what the new Venom trailer would look like if Topher Grace was still playing the title role:   Movie Science of the Day: In honor of this week's release of The Meg, Vulture got an expert to talk about how realistic shark attacks are in shark movies:   Truthful Marketing of the Day: Also in honor of this week's release of The Meg, Honest Trailers lampoons the cult classic shark movie Deep Blue Sea:   Movie Comparison of the...
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Aug 08, 2018

Guy Pearce Joins Vin Diesel in Comic Book Movie 'Bloodshot'; Here's Everything We Know
The first installment of a new comic book franchise for Sony is currently in production, and it could be something very different from the typical superhero fare. Bloodshot will kick off a multi-part series based on the Valiant title of the same name, as well as the comic Harbinger.  Despite the fact that the movie has already begun production, casting continues to be worked out. According to Variety, the latest news is that Guy Pearce (Iron Man 3) has joined Bloodshot in a role previously linked to Michael Sheen, who had to drop out for scheduling reasons.  Here's everything else we know so far about the Valiant comics adaptation: Who will star?  Back in March, Vin Diesel was confirmed to star in the sci-fi/action movie, per Deadline. The star of...
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Aug 08, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: How 'Deadpool 2' Should Have Ended, How to Make a Great Killer Shark Movie and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Endings of the Day: Deadpool saves a lot more beloved characters in this funny animated video showing how Deadpool 2 should have ended:   Video Essay of the Day: In honor of The Meg coming out this weekend, here's a Rossatron video essay on what makes a great giant killer shark movie:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Moon Film highlights 26 iconic scenes from 26 James Bond movies in this swift recap of the 007 franchise:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Dimitri Bitu compares scenes from the biopic 42 with footage of the actual Jackie Robinson in this side-by-side video:   Vintage Image of the...
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Aug 07, 2018

'Deadpool 2' 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 Life of the Party (comedy; Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Molly Gordon, Gillian Jacobs, Julie Bowen, Debby Ryan; rated PG-13) Breaking In (action-thriller; Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus, Levi Meaden, Jason George, Seth Carr, Christa Miller; unrated) Bad Samaritan (horror; David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon; rated R) The Rider (Western drama; Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Cat Clifford; rated R) On Chesil Beach (romantic...
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Aug 07, 2018

Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders Join 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'; Here's Everything We Know
Given what happens in Avengers: Infinity War, the next solo Spider-Man movie is shrouded in secrecy. At least, a lot of the details are. What we do know is the Spider-Man: Homecoming follow-up will be titled Spider-Man: Far From Home and it will supposedly be set after the events of next summer's Avengers 4. If anyone is even still alive after that ultimate Marvel crossover, that is. We also have a hero and a villain and much of the supporting cast in place. Now, according to Vulture, we also know about two other characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe making some sizable appearance in Far From Home: Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulers will reprise their longtime roles as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nick Fury and Maria Hill, respectively.  Continue reading below for...
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Aug 07, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Rian Johnson's 'Brick' Meets 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' 'Venom' Trailer in Lego and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: Rewatch the Venom trailer, this time redone in custom Lego form, courtesy of Huxley Berg Studios:    Fan Film of the Day: Rian Johnson's debut feature Brick is faithfully parodied in this amazing fan film mocking Star Wars: The Last Jedi haters (via Rian Johnson):   Character POV of the Day: Speaking of Star Wars, Dimitri Bitu compiled scenes involving Obi Wan Kenobi's perspective on the Skywalker family history:   Dream Casting of the Day: Fans want Mission: Impossible - Fallout star Vanessa Kirby to play Black Canary in DC's Birds of Prey, so the artist SHOH shows us what she could look like...
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Aug 07, 2018

Villain Identified in 'Birds of Prey'; Here's What We Know So Far
Margot Robbie will reprise her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn (above) in the upcoming Birds of Prey. Robbie will also serve as a producer. Her character is very much her own woman; smart, strong and sassy, she does whatever she feels is best for herself in any particular moment. So it should be exciting to see her lead a project that's been described as a "girl gang movie." If Harley Quinn and her friends are to be the more heroic characters, then who will dare to be the villain who stands against them? We have details about that, along with everything else we know, below. First, who are the Birds of Prey? In DC Comics, the superhero Black Canary first appeared in 1947. She has often teamed up with other heroic crime fighters through the years. She began a...
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Aug 06, 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, now stamped with the branding Worlds of DC, but only a few that have definite schedules attached -- as far as the public knows, anyway. With this strategy, something could wind...
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Aug 06, 2018

First Look at Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'; Here's Everything We Know
Quentin Tarantino's next movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, will mix his usual ensemble-heavy pop-culture-infused storytelling with a real-life tragedy. Focused mainly on fictional characters, the feature's backdrop will be Tinseltown in the late 1960s, with a specific link to a true crime involving famous Hollywood players.  One of those celebrities in focus is actress Sharon Tate, wife of filmmaker Roman Polanski and star of such films as Valley of the Dolls and Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers. Portraying Tate on screen is Margot Robbie, who just shared a first-look portrait of herself as the actress. See the photo and read more about the movie below.  Here's everything we know about Quentin Tarantino's next movie so far: What is the...
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Aug 06, 2018

Next 3 Sci-Fi Thrillers: 'Kin,' 'Venom,' 'Mortal Engines'
Nowadays, sci-fi movies are often touted more for their perceived demographics than their specific genre. Perhaps that's why The Darkest Minds (above) did not fare well at the box office this past weekend among sci-fi fans, even though it's set in an future world where the only children who have survived a pandemic have developed strange new powers that frighten the government. Thinking about this in the broader sense, one dictionary defines science fiction as "fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets." With that definition in mind, here are three upcoming sci-fi movies that offer alternative worlds and bleak...
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Aug 04, 2018

The Week in Movie News: The Women of the 'Terminator' Reboot, New 'Venom' Trailer and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   FIRST LOOK Paramount promotes the women of the Terminator reboot: She's off to the side, but returning star Linda Hamilton is the star of Paramount's first look at the next Terminator movie. In general, the reboot's leading ladies, also including Mackenzie Davis (center) and Natalia Reyes (left), are a powerhouse trio. Read more about the movie here.     GREAT NEWS Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman join the Fox News movie: Jay Roach's movie about the Fox News sexual harassment scandal has cast two more exceptional actresses: Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman. They join main star Charlize Theron for the story of Roger Aisles'...
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Aug 04, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Cloverfield' Spin-Off Fan Film, Mike Myers Characters Invade 'Halloween' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Fan Film of the Day: Fans of the Cloverfield movies have created a well-made proof of concept spin-off short about the daughter of John Goodman's character mentioned in 10 Cloverfield Lane (via /Film):   Mashup of the Day: An artist inserted Mike Myers characters into iconic Halloween scenes in place of the character Michael Myers: 'There's been some confusion and various Mike Myers characters are stalking the residents of Haddonfield.' As requested by Dave Rankin pic.twitter.com/MB4PtbYfBQ — Jim'll Paint It (@Jimllpaintit) August 2, 2018   Movie Legacy of the Day: For Fandor, Jacob T. Swinney celebrates the lasting legacy of Stanley...
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Aug 03, 2018

Comics on Film: Analyzing Matt Reeves' Approach to Adapting Batman
For a while now, Comics on Film has urged patience when it comes to solid news concerning the next cinematic adventure for the Dark Knight, and DC Comics' most popular hero, Batman. We've known for a while that WB has enlisted director Matt Reeves to develop the next Batman film after Ben Affleck decided not to take the director's chair for it, and since then there's been little more than rumor or speculation to go off of in trying to determine at least a partial idea of what the film might look like. That just changed. As we recently detailed on Movies.com, Reeves recently broke some of his silence concerning his work on the upcoming Dark Knight-centric project - largely referred to in the fan community as The Batman in lieu of an actual, confirmed...
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Aug 03, 2018

Matt Reeves Talks "Noir-Driven" Batman Again; Here's Everything We Know
Batman became widely known as a comic character via the 1960s television series before Tim Burton's Batman redefined him on the big screen in 1989. Christopher Nolan's highly-praised Batman trilogy deepened the character still further. Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice introduced Ben Affleck as an older, more weary version of the Dark Knight; he appeared again in Suicide Squad and Justice League (above). Now another director is seeking to redefine the character in a new film. What's in store for the Caped Crusader? Here's everything we know. Who is directing? Matt Reeves. His early writing credits include Under Siege 2: Dark Territory and the crime drama The Yards. He created the popular TV series Felicity with J.J. Abrams and the two...
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Aug 03, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Venom' Trailer Easter Eggs, Imagining Blake Lively as DC's Black Canary and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day: Another Venom trailer arrived this week, and with it comes another breakdown of Easter eggs and more from Mr. Sunday Movies:   Casting Rumor of the Day: There's talk of Blake Lively playing Black Canary in DC's Gotham City Sirens, so BossLogic shows us what that could look like: #blackcanary @blakelively #gothamcitysirens I can just imagine the fights at home with @VancityReynolds ?? #marvelvsdc pic.twitter.com/bqlJ5hWbUs — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 2, 2018   Movie Recap of the Day: As you get ready to finally see or re-watch Avengers: Infinity War, recall the plot of Black Panther with this Recap Rap:   Reworked...
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Aug 02, 2018

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Reunite for McDonald's Monopoly Conspiracy Movie; Here's Everything We Know
We've been promised a Monopoly movie for a long time, but we weren't expecting anything like this. While Hasbro continues to develop an actual film adaptation of its board game, a true-crime story involving Monopoly -- specifically the version used in a contest promotion at McDonald's -- is heading to the big screen.  According to Deadline, the crazy story is being set up at Fox after a studio bidding war and will be shepherded by the wonder boys behind Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Here's everything we know about the project so far: What is this story? As reported at the time but recently covered in full by The Daily Beast, the McDonald's Monopoly games were rigged for many years. An ex-cop who headed security at the company where...
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Aug 02, 2018

Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman Join Charlize Theron in Fox News Movie; Here's Everything We Know
Roger Ailes served as CEO of the Fox News Channel from its founding in 1996 until 2016, when he resigned amidst allegations of sexual harassment from former Fox News anchors Gretchen Carlson, Megyn Kelly and other women. We first heard about Charlize Theron starring in a big-screen version of the explosive story via THR in May 2018. Now comes word that two major stars are joining Theron. Let's get caught up with everything we know about this very topical upcoming film. What's the story about? The film is described as "an ensemble pic, with Ailes and others who were involved at Fox News during his reign said to be major players in the piece. Characters included are likely to be … former anchor Greta Van Susteren, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and fired host...
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Aug 02, 2018

Remembering Tab Hunter, 'Superman' Costume Designer Yvonne Blake and More Reel-Important People We Lost in July
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. Denis Akiyama (1952-2018) - Canadian Actor. He co-starred in Johnny Mnemonic, Pixels, Resident Evil: Afterlife, The Pacifier, Repo Men and Dead Ringers. He actually died of cancer on June 28. (THR) Gary Beach (1947-2018) - Actor. Mostly known for stage work, he played the director Roger DeBris in the musical remake of The Producers after playing the role on Broadway. He died on July 17. (THR)  Freda Black (1960-2018) - Lawyer. As an assistant district attorney in Durham, she was one of the...
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Aug 02, 2018

The Last Horror Blog: 'Suspiria,' 'Stranger Things,' 'Puppetmaster: The Littlest Reich' and More
Suspiria remake runtime revealed - When Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake hits theaters on November 2, you might want to skip the giant soda - because you're going to be glued to your seat for over two and a half hours by the time the credits roll and you probably won't want to miss anything during a run to the restroom. When rumors circulated last year that the film's rough cut was nearly three hours in length, many of us assumed the final cut would be much shorter. This once again proves why you should never assume. Two and a half hours for a horror film feels really long (and it's significantly longer than Dario Argento's original, even in its most uncut form), but that teaser trailer garnered enough goodwill that even a really long runtime...
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Aug 02, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: 'Lego Movie' Airline Safety Video, 'Thor: Ragnarok' Linked Up With 'Avengers: Infinity War' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Safety Video of the Day: Characters from the Lego Movie franchise, including Lego Batman, star in the new safety video for Turkish Airlines:    Remade Movie Scenes of the Day: CineFix had appropriate cosplaying fans at Comic-Con take part in reenacting scenes from Avengers: Infinity War:   Mashup of the Day: Speaking of Avengers: Infinity War, Dimitri Bitu has pieced together the start of that movie with the end of Thor: Ragnarok for a seamless transition:   Fan Theory of the Day: Also speaking of Avengers: Infinity War, Screen Rant considers a theory regarding Doctor Strange's fate at the end of the movie in this spoiler-filled...
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Aug 01, 2018

First Look at Linda Hamilton in the 'Terminator' Reboot; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Get ready for the future, as a new Terminator is on the way and Paramount has just shared a first look photo from the upcoming, still-untitled movie. Currently in production with Tim Miller (Deadpool) at the helm, the reboot brings original Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day star Linda Hamilton back into the fold, and she's still looking pretty badass.  Joining Hamilton's well-armed Sarah Conner (right) in the photo are Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049) in the center as a character named "Grace" and, on the left, Natalia Reyes (Pickpockets) as "Dani Ramos." Sorry, no glimpse of Arnold Schwarzenegger's return or Gabriel Luna's new Terminator, as this is purely a showcase of the new movie's female...
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Aug 01, 2018

'The Sandlot' Prequel on Its Way; Here's What We Know So Far
We just heard that a remake of Indecent Proposal is in development. The original romantic drama was a box office success, though its critical reputation is not exactly flattering. As it happens, two days before that film opened in 1993, a less-heralded movie about "kids playing baseball in an empty field," titled The Sandlot, hit theaters. It received mostly positive reviews, yet was only a modest success at the box office. Still, when The Sandlot was released on home video, it found many new fans. Eventually, it became a cult favorite and inspired two direct-to-video sequels (The Sandlot 2, The Sandlot: Heading Home). Now a prequel to the beloved comedy is on its way, according to Deadline. Here's what we know so far. What's the original story? Set in the...
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Aug 01, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' Production Video, the Secret to Making a Great Movie Trailer and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Production Video of the Day: Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson adorably tease a first look at Disney's Jungle Cruise in this video announcing the start of production:    Marketing Lesson of the Day: Watch this video from Vice to learn how to make a great trailer, or how movie trailers manipulate us (via /Film):    Truthful Marketing of the Day: The latest Honest Trailer shows why Steven Spielberg's Hook couldn't have been marketed as being as dark as it really is:   Cover Song of the Day: Watch a band play "The Power of Love" from Back to the Future on children's instruments (via Geekologie):   Fan Theory of the...
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