Top Movie News for June 27, 2017

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The New IMAX Poster For ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Is A Mess Boy if you thought the Spider-Man: Homecoming poster with Iron Man on it was a mess it has nothing on this new one from IMAX. It’s supposed to look like a yearbook page, which is a cute idea, but like a yearbook it’s a visual mess. There is so much going on that it’s hard to get anything to actually focus on. The Marvel posters are usually a mess of bad photoshop but the Spider-Man: Homecoming posters have been even worse than usual. There have been a few other ones. Matt Ferguson shared a poster he designed on twitter a few weeks ago and it’s one of the better ones.

How Big Is Spider-Man's Role In Avengers: Infinity War? While Spider-Man has long been confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War, Kevin Feige offers new insight into how large or small his role may be.

Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo Is So Bad He Needs an Acting Coach? Lucasfilm and Disney were so disappointed in Alden Ehrenreich's performance as Han Solo, a trainer had to come in and fix the situation.

The Conjuring 3 Gets a Writer; James Wan Unlikely to Direct The Conjuring 3 is actively moving forward now, with a screenwriter in place. In the 1980s – and to a lesser extent the 1990s – the horror genre and often the local multiplex itself was dominated by long-running franchises, which often saw a new entry get pumped out nearly every year. The biggest of these franchises were of course A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, with series like Halloween and Hellraiser doing their best to keep up.

Box Office: Transformers The Last Knight Opens to Series Low Transformers: The Last Knight underperformed in the US yet still made more than enough to take the top spot, with Wonder Woman still in 2nd while Cars 3 dropped to 3rd. Transformers: The Last Knight made just $44.7 million over the weekend, going as high as $68.5 million including Wednesday and Thursday. For a 5-day gross that’s kind […] Read Box Office: Transformers The Last Knight Opens to Series Low on Filmonic.

Review: Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' is an Act of Clockwork Precision The British writer-director behind the "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy – consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013) – and also the director behind 2010's Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Edgar Wright, is known for his unique, kinetic, energetic cinematic style. Unlike most comedy directors working today, Wright finds humor in the filmmaking, utilizing framing, lighting, mise-en-scène, camera movement, editing, and sound to pull as much comedy out of a scene as possible.

The Accountant 2 Moves Forward with Ben Affleck Ben Affleck is preparing to return in a sequel to his 2016 action thriller The Accountant for Warner Bros.

Jackie Chan Threatens Pierce Brosnan In New Trailer For New Action Thriller The Foreigner It’s been a good while since we’ve had a good Jackie Chan flick — at least stateside. As one of the best known martial artists and stunt performers in the business, he was an actor a lot of geeks grew up watching. His popularity hit new heights in the late 1990s with films like Rush Hour, which mixed comedy with his trademark action, but with the exception of maybe the Kung Fu Panda films, the only time I’ve really seen him in a Hollywood movie may be The Karate Kid back in 2010.His next film comes in the form of an action thriller from Casino Royale director Martin Campbell.

Deadpool 2 Set Photos Show A Birthday Party Gone Awry Wade Wilson is no stranger to parties, and is shown crashing a children’s birthday in new Deadpool 2 set photos. When bringing a character as inappropriate, violent, and comedic as Deadpool to the big screen, it appears to be the role Ryan Reynolds was born to play.

Preacher Season 2 – The Source Material Really Shines Through Written by Mathew Quitney Preacher Season 2 premieres tonight, Sunday June 25th at 8 PM on AMC, and after having seen the first three episodes, I can say that it is very much worth your time. Season 1 was faced with an uphill battle, adapting a beloved property that had seen so many failed attempts at realization. Season 1 was an interesting and unexpected take on Preacher, acting as more of a prequel to the series proper.

Tremors TV show coming to SyFy with Kevin Bacon in tow! Well, it looks like yet another movie is getting the TV show treatment, and this time it's the cult-classic creature feature TREMORS, which will be coming to SyFy. It won't even be the first time, as there was a show (also on SyFy when it was still called Sci-Fi) that came out in 2003, but was quickly cancelled. However, what makes this interesting isn't its existence (I bet you... Read More...

‘Castle Rock’ Scares-Up Spacek, Levy For J.J. Abrams/Stephen King Series The population of Hulu‘s Castle Rock has grown by two as the streaming service announced that Jane Levy (Suburgatory) and Sissy Spacek (Bloodline) have been signed to star opposite André Holland (Moonlight) in the upcoming psychological-horror drama series from J.J.

Will Miles Morales Appear In The Marvel Cinematic Universe? Minor SPOILERS ahead for Spider-Man: Homecoming.Spider-Man: Homecoming is less than two weeks away, and with it comes the new, younger Peter Parker / Spider-Man that we met in Captain America: Civil War, played by Tom Holland. Holland is set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, and the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, but eventually, there will be another. In the Ultimate Spider-Man comic line, Morales takes over the duties of Spider-Man following the death of Peter Parker.

Batman V Superman Fan 3D Prints A Kryptonite Spear A fan of last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has posted a video of himself creating a replica of Batman’s Kryptonite spear with a 3D printer. Although opinion on the film is very much split, the overriding opinion is that a movie featuring two of the most recognizable and popular fictional characters in the world perhaps should have done better.

Let’s Celebrate the 20th Birthday of the ‘Harry Potter’ Series Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was initially published in the U.K. on June 26, 1997. It migrated to the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone a few months later. It was a literary phenomenon and the movie adaptations become a cinematic phenomenon and then Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park lands made it a family vacation phenomenon. Entire childhoods were shaped by J.K.

Power Rangers Director Says The Sequel Is Not Dead... Yet. This year's release of Power Rangers left the possibility continuing the franchise in question. The movie certainly set-up a sequel, but what are the odds of one actually happening? Power Rangers opened big, but only took in $85 million domestically overall, on a budget of $100 million.

Warner Bros. Developing Live-Action Red Son Movie? In Warner Bros. rush to develop as many DC Comics properties as possible, one of Superman‘s most interesting iterations may make it to the big screen. In the next couple of years, the DCEU is set to more than double in size with the release of Justice League, Aquaman, and a handful of other films still on their proposed slate from a few years back.

Tom Holland says Peter Parker had a cameo in 'Iron Man 2' — and we all totally missed it.

Robert Downey Jr. Will Keep Returning for ‘Well Thought Out’ MCU Films It seems that as long as Marvel keep making well-crafted films, Robert Downey Jr. will keep coming back to play Iron Man. The relationship between RDJ and the MCU has been very symbiotic for the past decade. The actor’s presence and skills led to a pitch-perfect adaptation of Tony Stark and provided Marvel Studios with a star.

‘The Dark Tower’ Featurette: Idris Elba Brings the Gunslinger to Life Can the dense mythology of The Dark Tower be condensed into a two-minute featurette narrated by Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Stephen King?

Pixar’s Andrew Stanton Shoots Down ‘Toy Story’ Fan Theory About Andy’s Dad Not every unanswered question in a movie deserves an elaborate fan theory “explaining” away plot holes or filling in background gaps that the movie purposefully didn’t fill. Sometimes a movie is just a movie.

Hellboy reboot director Neil Marshall says we can expect the movie to be made as much as possible using practical effects, with only limited reliance on CGI. Marshall also notes that with the movie being given the go-ahead to be R-rated, he will have fewer restrictions placed on him and will be able to deliver a bloodier take on the character that is truer to the source material. The previous two Hellboy films, both rated PG-13, were directed by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro that earned a cult following.

The Latest ‘Justice League’ Rumors Could Be Worrisome For Fans Of The Man Of Steel Warner Bros. WARNING: Potential spoilers for Justice League and its second trailer ahead. With Wonder Woman setting a new tone for the DC extended universe at the theaters, all eyes are on Justice League this fall. Gal Gadot’s superheroine will make her second appearance this year, returning to form the classic superteam alongside Ben Affleck’s Batman and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.

New release dates and poster for Marvel's Inhumans TV series A new poster and updated release dates for Marvel's big television/IMAX event INHUMANS are here and it looks like a slight shift from the original plans, but nothing too drastic. Originally slated to debut on September 26th on ABC, INHUMANS will now debut on September 29th on the network, which is about four weeks after the IMAX debut on September 1st. Both the IMAX event and initial TV debut date will... Read More...

Dwayne Johnson calls Arnold Schwarzenegger his hero as he rehearses an action scene on the set of Rampage.

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To celebrate the theatrical release of Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, a great flick that opens wide in Canada and the U.S. on Wednesday (see my review here), it's time to revisit my favorite movies with car chases from the 1970s, a particularly rich decade for vehicular mayhem.... [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]

By Neil Miller If there’s one thing we can glean from the latest ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 trailer, it’s that it will be like nothing we’ve ever seen. In a recent episode of A Storm of Spoilers, my co-host Joanna Robinson and I attempted to find a parallel for what we expect — from a scope and scale standpoint — in Game of Thrones season 7.

The critically acclaimed writer and director of the independent thriller Nightcrawler from 2014 has just had his next production picked up for distribution by Netflix – with returning lead actor Jake Gyllenhaal already attached.

Newly-minted Sony Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra has made his first significant hire since taking office — naming Jon Hookstratten as Executive Vice President of Administration and Operations. The former EVP of Fox Broadcast Distribution joins the Sony team effective immediately, reporting directly to Vinciquerra. “Jon will work directly with me on coordination of SPE’s day-to-day operations as well as the development and implementation of our business strategies, corporately and within our lines of business,” Vinciquerra said. Also Read: New Sony Pictures Chief Ton

A new X-Men: Dark Phoenix cast photo has emerged online as production on the upcoming sequel ramps up. The forthcoming fourth installment in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men prequel series takes place years after the events of Bryan Singer’s last installment, X-Men: Apocalypse, and it leads the franchise in a new direction.

We don’t know that much about the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but what we do know sounds awesome. One of the problems with Godzilla (2014) was that the movie didn’t focus enough on the monster. It ran into the Transformers problem of focusing on the humans instead of the monsters. There were some people that debated that the movie was trying to channel Jaws. But while Jaws focuses on the people and not the shark, it makes up for the lack of shark with interesting characters.

What if Batman and Superman were Pokemon trainers? Who is composing the score for Ant-Man and the Wasp? Do you want to see Ant-Man and Spider-Man team up as Bug Bros? Is Drake Bell playing some form of Nightwing in an upcoming project? Are you ready to see even more Captain America PSAs on the Spider-Man: Homecoming home video release?

Sorry fanboys, but don’t expect Joss Whedon to appear during DC films Hall H presentation next month down in San Diego, California, as the director is not attending this year’s Comic-Con. Over the weekend, London based film critic Mark Searby ran into Whedon on the street and told him he was looking forward to seeing what he would be bringing to Comic-Con next month. However, Whedon replied: “I won’t be there.

Jake Busey reveals that his character in The Predator has a unique connection to the Predator franchise.

Actor and producer Dante Basco has finally released Bangarang: The Hook Prequel online, a short film that explores the origin story of the lost boy’s interim leader Rufio. Basco played Rufio in Steven Spielberg’s Hook, a sequel of-sorts to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, which told the story of a grown-up Peter (Robin Williams) who had forgotten all about Neverland.

TriStar/Getty In 1996, Scottish actor Ewen Bremner shot to fame playing the role of Spud in director Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, based on the acclaimed novel by Irvine Welsh. A goofy, enduring junkie who kept trying (and failing) to do the right thing, Spud served as the film’s affable comic relief. More than two decades later, Bremner reprised his role in T2: Trainspotting, Boyle’s follow-up, which muses on the idea of young punks now making their way into middle-age.

When we first learned that Peter Capaldi would be leaving Doctor Who following this year’s Christmas special, one of the names floated for a replacement was Olivia Coleman, who for one brief moment in early February was the favorite, both of bookies, and of Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston. And, for that matter, of her Broadchurch co-star and former Doctor, David Tennant, who said at the time: Olivia would clearly be a magnificent choice.

Despite the rumors popping up over the weekend stemming from a Vogue biography-style magazine, Lady Gaga will not be returning to American Horror Story for the seventh season. The series is filming now and EW.com has returned that the popular singer/actress will not return.

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Silicon Valley season 4 by answering one simple question: what was the most awkward moment of the week?) Do you remember that moment when you finally realized that Breaking Bad was following a villain’s origin story? We get almost the equivalent in this season finale of Silicon Valley, when we see Richard Hendricks breaking down over the prospect of losing everything he’s been working for. Yes, again. This is the moment where we realize that Richard cares about Pied Piper and no one else.

The Black Lightning series kicks off nine years after Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) has hung up his costume. He is a high school principal trying to help out in different ways. He has an ex-wife named Lynn (Christine Adams) who he remains friends with and two teenage daughters Jennifer (China Anne McClain) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams). He stays retired — that is, until his daughters get caught up with a bad gang and he must return to throwing lightning. In the video below, all four actors talk with DC All-Access about the upcoming series and where their characters are at the start.

Though plagued with production setbacks at the beginning, CBS is on-track for Star Trek: Discovery to make its Sunday, Sept. 24, debut (first on CBS and then on their CBS All Access streaming service; with Netflix handling international distribution). After getting fans excited with the show’s trailers and “first look” pics, showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg are finally ready to tell fans what the show is actually about. Well…kinda.

Continuing the trend of talented, mid-budget directors making their way to TV, Spike Lee is making his television debut with a Netflix adaptation of his groundbreaking 1986 debut film She’s Gotta Have It. A short teaser was released for the television adaptation of She’s Gotta Have It, showcasing that trademark Spike Lee look: a bold style, vivid colors, and even the same graffiti-inspired title card of the original film. Eye-catching images of black kids and adults in New York flash on the screen as the captions read “A Spike Lee Joint.” We catch brief glimpses of o

With Star Wars: A New Hope celebrating the 40th anniversary of its theatrical release this year, this is as good a time as any to dig into the film’s history. Knowledgable film lovers often cite Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 film The Hidden Fortress as a key influence on the young George Lucas, as the plot of that film heavily informs the original Star Wars.

A letter from new Han Solo director Ron Howard has resurfaced in which the Oscar winner defends The Phantom Menace and child actor Jake Lloyd’s performance as young Anakin Skywalker. The year is not quite half over and the entertainment industry is dealing with two highly-publicized changing of the guards. Aside from Joss Whedon stepping in to finish Zack Synder’s Justice League—albeit on amicable terms—the news cycle for the past week has been transfixed on the firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the next Star Wars spinoff.

The winds of change are blowing through Hollywood. Feature specs are tougher than ever to move without source material and/or a compelling package, creators are finding new opportunities via DIY and streaming services rule the universe. We asked a panel of top literary representatives what this all means for them, their clients and everyone hoping to one day be on their lists. “The biggest change is I used to pretty much just rep feature writers, and they would be in one bucket. Then I had TV writers in another bucket,” Good Fear’s Jake Wagner said.

Netflix has risen to the top of the pile when it comes to festival season acquisitions, the streaming giant cleaning up at this year’s Sundance, and poised to do the same at TIFF after causing Cannes to go into a tizzy. One of the funniest and most rave-reviewed films out of Sundance this year was Jack Black’s The Polka King, which starred Black as real-life Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan, and Netflix has just snatched it up. Continue reading…

Over the years, action stars have made a weapon out of just about every object imaginable, including shoes. When MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) finds herself in a car with two gentlemen who mean her harm in this new clip from ATOMIC BLONDE, she makes use of a simple red high-heel in order to gain the upper hand. Nothing like a stiletto to the throat to teach you the error of... Read More...

Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry did not exactly make Jurassic World money in its first week, and the reviews have mostly been a combination of critics wondering how this movie got greenlit, other critics wondering why Trevorrow chose this for his follow-up to the highest-grossing film ever made, and the rest wondering if they’d accidentally ingested some form of edibles before their screening. There’s no getting around the fact that it’s a pretty terrible movie, so bad that many are still wondering how long Trevorrow will remain director of the final Star Wars Episode.

Even as someone who discovered Rick and Morty for the first time just last year, the wait for the third season of the brilliant animated comedy series has been frustratingly long, but, like all good things, I'm perfectly willing to wait. Even after the surprise April Fool's Day airing of the premiere episode, Rick and Morty's third season still doesn't have an official release... Read More...

This article contains potential spoilers for tonight’s Monday Night RAW live event. Tonight’s episode of WWE Monday Night RAW is taking place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, and fans could be treated to a rare appearance by Attitude Era star and WWE Hall-of-Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Dave Meltzer reported on his Wrestling Observer Radio show that WWE has printed Los Angeles 3:16 shirts to sell at the show, and the superstar was spotted at the arena as reported by dirt sheets.

Box Office

  • 1. Alien: Covenant
    Gross: $36,160,621
    Total: $36,160,621
  • 2. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    Gross: $34,653,754
    Total: $301,391,228
  • 3. Everything, Everything
    Gross: $11,727,390
    Total: $11,727,390
  • 4. Snatched
    Gross: $7,832,517
    Total: $33,015,117
  • 5. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
    Gross: $7,152,269
    Total: $27,503,490

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