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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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Movies.com Movie News
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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Movies.com Movie News
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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Jul 31, 2018

'Indecent Proposal' Remake to Be Scripted by 'Girl on the Train' Writer; Here's Everything We Know
Another remake has been announced, and this time there might not be a lot of complaints. Indecent Proposal, which was a box office hit but received Razzie Awards for Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay and Worst Supporting Actor for 1993, as well as four other dishonorable nominations, will be resurrected for potentially a better version of the romantic drama via Paramount Players.  The original, put out by Paramount proper, was based on a novel by Jack Engelhard, but it changed a lot of the premise, particularly regarding details about the main characters. This take, like the 25-year-old version, will be scripted by a woman, namely Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, The Girl on the Train). Whether it will be a more faithful adaptation is unknown.  Here's...
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Jul 31, 2018

First Look at Pedro Pascal in 'Wonder Woman 1984'; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Following our first looks at Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig in the Wonder Woman sequel, now director Patty Jenkins has shared a glimpse at Pedro Pascal in Wonder Woman 1984. Pascal, who is best known for a fan favorite stint on Game of Thrones, a part on the Netflix series Narcos and his supporting role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, wears a stylishly retro suit and is framed in another TV screen border.  But who is he playing? Is he a Wall Street businessman? Is he a wealthy tycoon? He appears to have the luxury of being chauffeured around in this first look picture. His character is still a secret, but that isn't stopping fans from making the guess that he's the DC Comics character Maxwell Lord, a rich...
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Jul 31, 2018

'Avengers: Infinity War' 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 The Miracle Season (sports drama; Rebecca Staab, Helen Hunt, Danika Yarosh, Erin Moriarty; rated PG) Tully (comedy-drama; Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass; rated R) Overboard (comedy; Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah, Mel Rodriguez; rated PG-13) Final Portrait (biographical drama about Swiss painter-sculptor Alberto Giacometti; Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy; rated R) Anything (romantic...
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Jul 31, 2018

Tom Hardy Snarls in Startling New 'Venom' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
Update #3: He begins as a reporter, uncovers "something really bad" and ends up "taken" as a very different sort of crusader with a very long tongue. Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock in a startling new trailer for Venom. Watch it now and then catch up with all we know about the upcoming thriller below.   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...
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Jul 31, 2018

Priyanka Chopra Joins Chris Pratt in 'Cowboy Ninja Viking'; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Priyanka Chopra (above in Baywatch) is in talks to join Cowboy Ninja Viking, according to Collider and Variety. If things work out, she will star as a psychologist opposite Chris Pratt, an assassin who manifests the deadliest skills of three different personalities. The psychologist and the assassin may -- or may not -- develop non-professional feelings for each other over the course of the story. Born in India, Chopra became a star in the Bollywood film industry before becoming a star on TV's Quantico. She played a villainous character in Baywatch and also appeared in the family drama A Kid Like Jake. She stars in the upcoming comedy Isn't It Romantic, due for theatrical release in February 2019. (Catch up with our previously-published post...
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Jul 31, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Christopher McQuarrie Discusses 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Stunt, 1970s 'Shazam!' Trailer and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Director's Commentary of the Day: For the New York Times, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie talks about the Halo jump stunt scene in Mission: Impossible - Fallout:   Redone Trailer of the Day: Darth Blender recreated the new Shazam! trailer using footage from the 1970s Shazam! TV series for a retro look:   Reimagined Movie of the Day: Speaking of going retro, with Ready Player One now on home video, Damien Kazan imagines the movie as an older title with a VHS release:   Remade Movie Scene of the Day: Huxley Berg Studios has released a NSFW clip from its upcoming full-length Lego version of Deadpool:   Video Essay of the Day: This...
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Jul 30, 2018

'Hereditary' Director Casts Jack Reynor and Florence Pugh in Next Horror Movie; Here's Everything We Know
Ari Aster, the first-time writer/director of Hereditary, is setting up his sophomore effort. Reportedly, the currently untitled feature will again be distributed by A24 (Hereditary has become their top-grossing release).  According to Collider, the movie has just cast its leads with Jack Reynor (Macbeth) and Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) and is now filming in Budapest. The Maze Runner's Will Poulter, who also recently co-starred with Reynor in Detroit, will play another main character.  When Aster spoke to Fandango's Erik Davis earlier this year, he called the movie Midsommer, which made it sound like a properly Ingmar Bergman-inspired, Swedish-set production. "The next film I'm making is a horror film, and I'm making it with A24," he...
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Jul 30, 2018

Next 3 Action Thrillers: 'The Meg,' 'Alpha,' 'The Predator'
Simply put, Mission: Impossible - Fallout is the best action thriller of the summer. Combining elaborate and exciting action sequences with a character drama that explores the psyche of undercover agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF teammates (Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Alec Baldwin), as well as wild card agents (Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson) and more (Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Harris) adds up to an intoxicating mix that proved irresistible at the box office this weekend. The film earned $61 million, a franchise high and also the second highest opening for Cruise. So, yes, Mission: Impossible - Fallout sets a very high standard for the next three action thrillers that will follow its path into movie theaters. Yet each one promises its own...
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Jul 28, 2018

The Week in Movie News: Robert De Niro Joined 'Joker,' Ryan Reynolds Announced a 'Home Alone' Semi-Remake and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Robert De Niro joined DC's standalone Joker movie: Robert De Niro, star of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy, has joined the cast of the DC Comics villain spin-off Joker, which is said to be inspired by Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy. And he's playing a character clearly modeled after one from the latter. Read more here.     GREAT NEWS Toronto and Venice Film Festivals announced this fall's big awards contenders: Even if you're not able to attend the big fall film festivals, you have to get excited for the movies they've just announced because the best of them will be released...
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Jul 28, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Animated 'Aquaman' Trailer, 'Mission: Impossible' Franchise Recap and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: Darth Blender recreated the new Aquaman trailer as an animated feature using footage from old cartoons:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Before you see Mission: Impossible - Fallout this weekend, recall what happened in the last five installments with the help of Screen Junkies:     Fake Movie of the Day: Inspired by one of Henry Cavill's fight scenes in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, BossLogic made a fake poster for a movie starring the actor as Mario: SmashBros movie is going to be LIT! pic.twitter.com/CANnXciEaP — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) July 26, 2018   Character in Close-Up: Still on the topic of Mission...
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Jul 27, 2018

Carrie Fisher to Appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' With Previously Unused Footage; Here's What We Know So Far
One of the big mysteries surrounding Star Wars: Episode IX has been how the movie will handle the death of Carrie Fisher. And in turn how the franchise would say goodbye to Leia. Well, now we know: J.J. Abrams will employ unused footage of Fisher shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to create the character's final appearance, according to an official report from Lucasfilm. Abrams says of the decision: "We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie's legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX." In addition to the return of Leia, her brother Luke...
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Jul 27, 2018

Comics on Film: The Disney/Fox Deal Has Been Approved - When Will We See Fox's Marvel Properties Again?
Hot off the presses! At the time of this writing, the massive $71.3 billion buyout by The Walt Disney Company of 20th Century Fox's assets has been approved by the shareholders of both companies, which - when combined with the recent thumbs up given by federal regulators - paves the way for the sale to be completed. Putting aside the very reasonable debates that have been had in discussing the implications on the movie business at-large, the immediate ramifications of this deal will have a pretty profound effect on geek culture, particularly if you're a fan of comic book superheroes showing up on the big screen. After all, for the better part of 20 years, 20th Century Fox has been the film studio with the longest track record of putting Marvel Comics-based...
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Jul 27, 2018

DVD Obscura: 'The Death of Stalin,' 'Double Lover,' Jerry Lewis and 'Doctor Who'
What's new in the world of home video? We've gathered recent indie, foreign, documentary, grindhouse, classic and TV releases for your consideration.  New Indie The Death of Stalin (Paramount Home Media) asks, what could be funnier than monstrous politicians, bureaucrats, military leaders, and all of their lackeys grasping desperately for power by any means necessary, and then failing miserably? Don't answer that question if the publication of this column coincides with the disintegration of our own government, but in film form, it's hilarious. The latest blisteringly bleak and black comedy from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In The Loop) finds the jokes that were always a part of vintage Russian tyranny and makes them seem oh-so-frighteningly relevant for...
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Jul 26, 2018

When and Where to Find This Fall's Big Awards Contenders
The first wave of big movies premiering at the Toronto and Venice film festivals have been announced. Soon, we'll also hear about the full slates debuting at Telluride and the New York Film Festival and the rest of the major fall cinematic showcases. Most of next year's Oscar and Golden Globe nominees are sure to be among these titles.  We'll have to wait to hear from critics and festivalgoers which ones are strong contenders when they do actually screen at these events, but for now, it's time to just put them on your radar. As the season approaches, we'll be tracking when and where and how you can see them for yourself.    VENICE FILM FESTIVAL (August 29 - September 8) 22 July (aka Norway) United 93 director Paul Greengrass...
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Jul 26, 2018

Emma Thompson Joins the New 'Men In Black'; Here's Everything We Know
If you've been wondering how exactly the new Men in Black spin-off will tie to the original trilogy, the latest casting news for the movie offers part of the answer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emma Thompson will reprise her role as Agent O, head of MIB, first introduced in the last installment, 2012's Men in Black III (above). So far, Agent O (who was also played by Alice Eve in younger form in MIB3) seems to be the only link and franchise gateway to the new movie. It makes sense that the chief of the titular organization would return for a spin-off set in another branch of the MIB — specifically the UK headquarters. How big of a role she'll have this time, though, is unclear. Previously we learned that Liam Neeson (who co-starred with...
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Jul 26, 2018

Jennifer Connelly Joins 'Top Gun: Maverick'; Here's Everything We Know
Update 3: While original stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are both on deck for Top Gun: Maverick and Miles Teller will be taking over the role of Goose's son for the Top Gun sequel, apparently we won't be seeing Kelly McGillis reprising her love interest character from the 1986 blockbuster. In her place, Jennifer Connelly (above in American Pastoral) has been cast as the new female lead. Originally reported by Deadline and later confirmed by Tom Cruise while he promoted Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Connelly's casting is still somewhat mysterious. Is she Maverick's new love interest? Could she potentially be replacing original Top Gun actress Meg Ryan as the Teller character's mom? Both? Entertainment Tonight got the scoop that Connelly's character is a...
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Jul 26, 2018

Jason Scott Lee Joins Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan'; Here's Everything We Know
Jason Scott Lee has joined the cast of Disney's live-action Mulan. He will be playing a villainous role, according to THR. Let's recap all we know about the upcoming action-adventure. What's the latest news? Jason Scott Lee broke out when he starred in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (above) back in 1993. He followed that up with lead roles in Rapa Nui and The Jungle Book. More recently, he appeared in Seventh Son and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny. Who is starring? In Mulan, Lee will be playing Bori Khan, "a warrior leader who is intent on avenging his father's death," per THR. He joins Gong Li as a villain; the actress will portray a "powerful witch." On the heroic side of the cast, Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal...
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Jul 26, 2018

Ryan Reynolds to Produce 'Stoned Alone'; Here's Everything We Know
"This is my house, I have to defend it." So said young Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) in Chris Columbus' classic comedy Home Alone, written by John Hughes. That also appears to be the guiding principle behind Stoned Alone, which aims to be an R-rated take on the original idea. How is Ryan Reynolds involved? Read onward for all we know about the new comedy project. What's it about? According to Deadline, the film "centers around a twenty-something weed growing loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip. He makes the best of things by getting high. Paranoia sets in and he believes he hears someone break into his house. Turns out thieves have broken in. Fully stoned and fueled by paranoia, he tries to thwart the thieves and defend his...
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Jul 25, 2018

Coen Brothers Transform Their Western Series Into a Movie; Here's Everything We Know
Masters of surprise on the big screen, Joel Coen and his brother Ethan Coen (Hail, Caesar!, above) announced in January 2017 that they had written and planned to direct The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, described as an "event anthology set in the Old West." Later in the year, we heard that Netflix acquired the series and that it would feature six episodes. Tim Blake Nelson was set to star as Buster Scruggs, with the series expected to launch in 2018. Now -- surprise! -- we're hearing that the series will be, instead, a movie. Here's all we know about The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. How did the series transform into a movie? According to the Coen brothers themselves (per Variety): "We've always loved anthology movies, especially those films made in Italy...
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Jul 25, 2018

The Last Horror Blog: 'Overlord,' 'Pledge,' 'Hell Fest' and More
First Overlord trailer teases the horrors of war - There have been some great horror films made about World War II over the past decade or so, Outpost and The Devil's Rock being two that immediately spring to mind. Those were both low budget indies, though, so I'm extra intrigued by Overlord, based on its Hollywood pedigree. The new feature is produced by J.J. Abrams through his Bad Robot production company, with Julius Avery directing. The story follows a squad of soldiers who wander into a French town on the eve of D-Day and find the Nazis are experimenting on the locals with the hopes of raising some kind of immortal zombie army. As you can imagine, chaos ensues. Check out the trailer below. Overlord parachutes its way into theaters on November 9, which...
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Jul 25, 2018

Comics on Film: Robin's Controversial Return to Live-Action in ‘Titans'
Comic-Con International has now concluded but, as usual, the proverbial bombshells that were dropped on the attendees in San Diego continue to send ripples all across the country. In addition to highly-anticipated first looks at movies last weekend, including Aquaman, we've also learned that the critically-acclaimed animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars is making a return to finish out its run, along with attendees and press outlets absorbing the regular steady drip of new comic book, video game and TV news. One of the more controversial premieres was the trailer for the new live-action TV series Titans, which will premiere on the DC Universe streaming service later this year. Titans is based on the classic lineup of characters from a team more regularly referred to as...
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Jul 25, 2018

Melissa McCarthy Is the 'Life of the Party,' 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 Ready Player One (sci-fi/action; Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Hannah John-Kamen, Win Morisaki, Lena Waithe; rated PG-13) Little Pink House (drama; Catherine Keener, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Colin Cunningham; not rated) Half the Picture (documentary about the lack of female directors; Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke; available 7/24 on cable MOD and in select theaters; not rated) Damascus Cover...
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Jul 25, 2018

'Deadpool 2' Director Touted for 'Enter the Dragon' Remake; Here's Everything We Know
A new version of Bruce Lee's martial arts classic Enter the Dragon is on its way and a key creative talent may have just been landed. Read onward to learn all we know about this upcoming action drama. Who's the new prospective talent? David Leitch is in early talks to direct the film, according to Deadline. Leitch is very hot right now, coming off the huge worldwide success of Deadpool 2. A longtime stunt performer and actor, Leitch's early credits include TV's Martial Law, starring Sammo Hung, who appeared in Enter the Dragon. (So did Jackie Chan, briefly!) Leitch soon became a stunt coordinator and then a second unit director; his more recent credits in those capacities include Jurassic World and Captain America: Civil War. He also worked on John Wick...
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Jul 24, 2018

Today in Movie Culture: Deadpool's Super Duper Band, 'Shazam!' Trailer Easter Eggs and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Lip Sync Performance of the Day: From Comic-Con, Fox shares a video of Deadpool and his Super Duper Band promoting Deadpool 2's Super Duper Cut:    Easter Eggs of the Day: The first trailer for Shazam! debuted during Comic-Con over the weekend, and it features tons of DC comic book and movie Easter eggs, which Mr. Sunday Movies amusingly highlights here:     Fake Documentary of the Day: In honor of Comic-Con, Conan O'Brien made a fake trailer for a music documentary about the Cantina Band from Star Wars:    Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Comic-Con and Star Wars, The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson shared a group photo of...
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Jul 23, 2018

New 'Alita: Battle Angel' Trailer Promises an Action-Packed Epic Sci-fi Movie; Here's Everything We Know
Update: More than six months since the arrival of the first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel (which was then set to open this month), another spot has finally arrived. Once again, we are teased an epic sci-fi movie unlike anything we've seen before, but this trailer seems a little more action-heavy than the last one, in a good way. And the CG special effects, including some completely performance-captured humanoid characters, also looks even better than it did before.  Based on Yukito Kishiro's 1990 manga series Battle Angel Alita, the James Cameron-produced, Robert Rodriguez-helmed feature could be a surprise hit come December -- that's right, the movie is now releasing at Christmastime. If it's a hit, that would be a nice present for Fox while they...
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Jul 23, 2018

Robert De Niro Joins DC's Standalone 'Joker' Movie; Here's Everything We Know
Update 4: If Warner Bros. didn't already have your attention with the standalone Joker movie (titled Joker), now they really should. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert De Niro is in talks to make his first comic book movie appearance by joining DC's gritty crime drama about the origins of the iconic Batman villain. This is particularly interesting because the movie has ties to regular De Niro collaborator Martin Scorsese. It's not clear if the filmmaker is still officially attached as a producer, but Joker is at least said to be inspired by early Scorsese movies, especially Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy, both of which starred a young De Niro. Perhaps he will play a role in some way alluding to one of his famous roles? It sounds like it, as he'll be...
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Jul 23, 2018

Next 3 Diverse Dramas: 'BlackKklansman,' 'The Hate U Give,' 'Widows'
Denzel Washington's first sequel, The Equalizer 2 (above), proved once again that audiences will respond to a good movie featuring a diverse cast, as evidenced at the box office this weekend. Here are three more upcoming releases that showcase a diverse cast of actors in dramas that sound uncompromising and disruptive. BlackKklansman Produced by Jordan Peele and directed by Spike Lee, the film electrified audiences at the Cannes Film Festival when it debuted there in May. It's based on a true story, following Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American police detective in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as he sets out on a mission to expose the Ku Klux Klan. He enlists the assistance of his more experienced (and Jewish) colleague (Adam...
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Jul 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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