Top Movie News for November 24, 2020

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Star Wars Fan Theory Believes Mace Windu & Luke Skywalker May Return in The Mandalorian A new Star Wars fan theory believes Samuel L. Jackson will return as Mace Windu in The Mandalorian Season 2 alongside Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.

‘The Last of Us’ Gets a Series Order at HBO; Could This Be the First Great Video Game Adaptation? It’s official: Joel and Ellie are coming to television. HBO has given a series order to The Last of Us, a television adaptation of Naughty Dog’s wildly popular video game about a smuggler and a young girl who must make their way across a zombie-infested America in the hopes of developing a cure for a virus that has ravaged the globe.

Wolverine's Arrival Teased in Bosslogic's Deadpool 3 Fan Poster Artist extraordinaire BossLogic has created a new teaser poster for Deadpool 3 that teases the arrival of Wolverine.

‘The Adam Project’: Time Travel Movie Adds Mark Ruffalo as Ryan Reynolds’ Dad, Catherine Keener as Villain Ryan Reynolds is about to meet his maker in a new sci-fi adventure time travel movie called The Adam Project. Shawn Levy, the filmmaker behind Real Steel and the Night at the Museum franchise, has hired Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame, Zodiac) to play Reynolds’ character’s father, and Catherine Keener (Get Out, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) as the film’s villain. There are a couple other additions to The Adam Project cast as well.

Black Panther 2 Wants Narcos: Mexico Star Tenoch Huerta as One of the Bad Guys Narcos: Mexico star Tenoch Huerta is in talks to star as an antagonist in Marvel's upcoming sequel Black Panther 2.

Wonder Woman 1984: WB decision tied to keeping the sequel from getting stale Recently it was revealed that Warner Bros. was nervous that WONDER WOMAN 1984 could "get stale" if it were to be delayed further into next year. After all, the sequel to 2017's superhero smash had wrapped principal photography in late 2018, allowing the film ample time to be polished and fire up the old PR machine. Unfortunately, the coronavirus… Read More...

‘Predator 5’ May Be Set Hundreds of Years Ago New rumors claim the film features Native American warriors battling the Predator. Continue reading…

Brad Pitt shares stories about watching movies with David Fincher We here at are long-time fans of David Fincher. From SEVEN to THE GAME, FIGHT CLUB to ZODIAC, there are few movies that we don't love from the director. We have analyzed how his movies are shot and nitpicked the details of his TV series House of Cards and Mindhunter. If you are like us, you have probably imagined what sitting down with the auteur… Read More...

Nearly 700 Movie Theaters Closed Over the Weekend, Making for a Dispiriting Pre-Thanksgiving Box Office Haul As the coronavirus pandemic continues to get worse in the United States, many states are tightening restrictions on non-essential businesses and gatherings of people. That may not stop the plethora of idiots who are still forcing their Thanksgiving plans into existence despite the irresponsibility of it all, but it did result in the shutdown of nearly 700 theaters this past weekend, making for a poor showing at the box office on a weekend that is typically full of huge blockbusters.

Stranger Things cast adds Robert Englund for season 4 The young cast of Stranger Things better lock their doors because Freddy is coming for them! It has been announced that Robert Englund, who has portrayed horror mainstay Freddy Krueger across seven A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET films and one wrestling mash-up in FREDDY VS. JASON, has joined the cast of season four of Stranger Things. Englund will be joining the show in a recurring… Read More...

This week marks the return of yet another 90s-era show, another piece of nostalgia revived for the hopeful adoration of fans around the world. This one’s a revival for audiences of all ages: it’s Animaniacs, the ultra-zany weekday cartoon that introduced viewers to the Warner Brothers (and the Warner sister), an exceptionally brilliant mouse with plans for world domination, a trio of wise-talking pigeons, and more. The new show is something of a mixed bag (to this writer), with a longer lead time of production making some of its jokes less than timely.

Chris Pratt Asks Chris Hemsworth to Stop Working Out & Gain Weight Before They Shoot Thor 4 Chris Pratt requests Chris Hemsworth change up his game before the two appear on camer together for Thor: Love and Thunder.

Review: THE CROODS: A NEW AGE, Prehistoric Family Delivers Adventure-Comedy Treats Living with and through a seemingly never-ending pandemic and self-quarantining (for some, if not most) puts a premium on escapist pleasures, like an animated Nicolas Cage-headlining a long-delayed sequel, The Croods: A New Age. The first film, a DreamWorks Animation family-oriented action-comedy, turned into a modest box-office hit seven years ago.

Netflix made a gambit that paid off with The Queen’s Gambit, the Anya Taylor-Joy-starring limited series that has set a new viewership record for Netflix. The Queen’s Gambit is officially the most-watched scripted limited series ever for Netflix, with 62 million member accounts worldwide having watched at least two minutes of the show over its first four weeks.

Zack Snyder's 300 - WTF REALLY Happened to this Movie? WTF REALLY Happened To This Movie? – The JoBlo series that dives into movies based on TRUE stories, REAL people and ACTUAL historical events to separate FACT from FICTION! This episode charges into director Zack Snyder’s stylized historical epic 300, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel about ancient Sparta and the legendary story of a small army facing countless invaders at the Battle of Thermopylae. Was this tale of King Leonidas and his fellow fighters filled with… Read More...

Coming 2 America Gets Spring 2021 Straight-To-Streaming Release Date on Amazon Prime Coming 2 America has been given a three-month delay, now set to debut on Amazon Prime Video in March 2021.

Universal Monster Comedy Will Reunite Channing Tatum With Phil Lord & Chris Miller The Universal monster revival continues. After failing miserably with the interconnected Dark Universe, Universal has bounced back with The Invisible Man and plans for future standalone films. The latest entry is an untitled Unititled Monster Project being developed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Details are vague for the moment, but we do know that the film will reunite Lord and Miller with 21 Jump Street Star Channing Tatum. Deadline has the scoop on the Untitled Monster Comedy coming from Universal and Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with Channing Tatum set to star.

Are you a fan of Netflix's GLOW series? I suppose it's not for everyone, but I certainly enjoyed its dose of 80s nostalgia along with excellent helpings of humor and heart. Sadly, it was recently announced that the show would not be returning for a fourth and final season. However, rumors of a final GLOW movie have been circulating. Series star, Alison… Read More...

The Best Movies Coming to Disney+ and Hulu in December 2020 It’s that time again: time for another batch of movies to be dropped onto Disney’s most popular streaming services, Disney+ and Hulu. As usual, we’re highlighting five favorites before sharing the entire list of titles that will be coming soon, so if you’ve hit a wall during quarantine and have run out of recommendations, maybe you’ll be interested in adding some of these to your queues.

George Clooney comments on Tenet's theatrical release George Clooney is set to come into our homes with the release of his Netflix film, THE MIDNIGHT SKY. Clooney has been out and about promoting the new film and since it's one of many that opted to go for a streaming release rather than theatrical, the actor weighed in on another high-profile release that dared to open in movie theaters during the pandemic. Clooney sat down… Read More...

Fans of Gremlins have been asking for Gremlins 3 for a long time. In fact, it’s been 25 years since Gremlins 2: The New Batch arrived, and it’s about time those little monsters made a comeback. Though there’s an animated series coming to HBO Max, that’s a prequel story, and fans want something new with the same style as the original.

Lionsgate's Nicolas Cage action satire THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT has added Neil Patrick Harris to its cast. He joins previously named contributors Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, and Sharon Horgan for what sounds like an absurdly funny experiment in meta filmmaking. Cage will play himself in the film, which will find the… Read More...

‘Monster Hunter’ Teaser: Choose Your Weapon and Start the Hunt In the mood for some new Monster Hunter footage? Well, even if you’re not, it’s here anyway. The Paul W.S. Anderson-directed action flick reunites the director with frequent leading lady (and wife) Milla Jovovich for all sorts of effects-heavy mayhem, all of it loosely based on the video game series of the same name. The pic is supposedly headed to theaters on Christmas Day. Monster Hunter Teaser Choose your weapon and start the hunt. ??? #MonsterHunterMovie coming soon to theaters.

Happy Holidays! I can’t advise you to return to movie theaters right now, but if you want to chance it, here’s some good news…I guess? The Christmas Chronicles 2, the Netflix movie that brings back Kurt Russell as a cool silver fox Santa Claus, will be playing in select Cinemark theaters for a week in three markets, including Dallas and San Francisco. So if you’re in those areas and want to risk your life to watch Kurt Russell get into holiday hijinks, you’re in luck. The theatrical landscape is in a precarious place at the moment.

The X-Men movie series comes to a sad end. Continue reading…

New Pirates of the Caribbean will have lots of "girl power", says Robbie News of Margot Robbie starring in a PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie dropped in June but since then, info has been pretty scarce. What we do know is that it will be separate from the core movies that have been released so far and it will focus on new characters and new plots. We also know that Christina Hodson, who penned Robbie's solo Harley Quinn movie, BIRDS… Read More...

New Scream directors reveal why they think the original cast returned SCREAM 5, which has now been given the official title of SCREAM, just recently wrapped shooting, and unfortunately, we have to wait until January 14, 2022, to see if this new installment lives up to the legacy created by the late Wes Craven. The new film will feature a slew of fresh faces that will have to go up against Ghostface but the film will also see the return of the original… Read More...

Disney's Cruella, Pinocchio & Peter Pan Remakes May Go Straight to Disney+ It's beginning to look like Disney+ might be the spot for a lot of the studio's upcoming live-action remakes.

The weather is changing over in the CW's Arrowverse. In the eight years since the premiere of Arrow, the interconnected universe of DC Comics properties has expanded to seven series with a widening connection to shows on DC Universe (now HBO Max) and more. But after the series finale of Arrow, the announcement that Supergirl would end after… Read More...

Despite the big move to release Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max the same day it hits theaters, Disney and Marvel have no plans to follow suit with Black Widow.

Kate Winslet describes incredibly calming experience of filming underwater ceremonial scene for Avatar 2.

Kiera Allen broke cinematic ground with 'Run,' when she became the first wheelchair-user in decades to lead a major thriller. She tells MTV News about the role and going toe-to-toe with Sarah Paulson, all while studying for exams at Columbia University.

"We will build the ultimate weapon! Their stuff will be our stuff!" How did we miss this?! Netflix is showing a new 40-minute animated holiday special film titled Alien Xmas, the latest creation of the Chiodo Bros. This stop-motion animated adventure looks like Rankin/Bass' classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" TV special – but with aliens, instead of reindeer. Meet X, a little alien who learns that in a world full of stuff, things aren’t meant to be taken, but given.

Anna Diop has set the internet (and my heart) on fire today with the reveal of her new Starfire costume for Titans season three. HBO Max recently debuted the character's new look by treating fans to both a full-length photo and Gina DeDomenico’s concept art of the Laura Jean Shannon costume design. Not only does the new suit look comic-accurate,… Read More...

Finding Forrester – the movie that gave birth to “You’re the man now, dog!” – is headed to TV. NBC is developing a Finding Forrester TV series based on the 2000 Gus Van Sant movie about a reclusive J.D. Salinger-like writer who mentors a Black teenager from a prestigious private high school. The late Sean Connery starred in the movie along with Rob Brown. The TV adaptation will change things around a bit, turning the reclusive white male writer into a Black lesbian author. Remember Finding Forrester?

Disney Isn’t Waiting For Avengers Campus to Open to Sell Spider-Bot Toys Are you ready to purchase Spider-Man themed toys from a Disney theme park, even if that theme park isn’t fully open? Very soon, you’ll be able to do just that. Like nearly all American companies, The Walt Disney Company has been significantly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with analysts estimating this past summer that Disney could lose as much as a billion dollars a month because of theme park closures.

Fans were shocked and saddened when it was announced that Jeopardy host Alex Trebek had passed away earlier this month following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. While I doubt anyone could truly fill Alex Trebek's shoes, he would be the first to say that Jeopardy should continue, and while the producers haven't announced a full-time host just yet, audiences will be greeted… Read More...

Boss Level, the latest from Narc and The Grey director Joe Carnahan, has been sitting around waiting for a distributor since 2019. The sci-fi action flick that stars Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson was originally scheduled to arrive in August 2019, but it missed its release date and has been without a home ever since Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, who purchased the film in 2018, dropped it. Now, Boss Level will have a second chance, thanks to Hulu.

Over the years, we've seen plenty of actors, directors, and writers flock to Netflix; and with the large budgets and creative freedom they offer, who can blame them? Anthony Mackie already has several Netflix projects under his belt, and THR has now reported that he's slated to star in and produce a new action thriller for the service. The outlet states that Anthony Mackie… Read More...

Christopher Landon's (HAPPY DEATH DAY) body-swapping horror/comedy FREAKY may have hit theaters less than two weeks ago, but Universal Pictures have already announced that the film will be released on VOD on December 4th; such are the times we're living in, but good news for those of you who were unable to catch FREAKY in theaters. This also gives us a bit of a glimpse into the future… Read More...

Rebellious nuns, the suppression of desire, and a history of evil at a hilltop palace. Add these three things together and you get the story of Black Narcissus. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1947 feature adaptation of Rumer Godden’s novel is an emblematic piece of filmmaking with incredible cinematography by Jack Cardiff topped off with a unique use of the Technicolor process. The new FX miniseries version, while also visually stunning, is a much weaker telling of the story.

After making alligators more terrifying than they already are with his 2019 thriller Crawl, Alexandre Aja has signed on to direct ELIJAH for Searchlight Pictures. The original pitch for the horror feature was presented by The Last Witch Hunter scribe Cory Goodman, which Aja will rewrite with Gregory Levasseur (Mirrors). Meanwhile, David… Read More...

While Sharon Carter is slated to appear in the Disney+ series, looks like her present is still affected by her past.

Rambo star Sylvester Stallone has provided some details on what he envisions for the future of the action icon.

Halloween superfan Anthony Woodle passed away less than an hour after JLC personally officiated his wedding.

While detailing some of her favorite places to travel, Elizabeth Olsen has revealed when she will begin filming her role in the sequel DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, and it looks like she will be heading to work just in time for the holiday season. Olsen, who recently wrapped production on the Marvel TV series WandaVision, was talking with "CN Traveler"… Read More...

Universal Pictures continues to make moves in this new age that has blurred the lines between theatrical and PVOD releases. After shrinking the theatrical to PVOD window with unprecedented deals with AMC Entertainment and Cinemark, the studio has made the same deal with Cineplex, Canda's largest movie chain. Cineplex follows AMC and Cinemark to endorse Universal Pictures'… Read More...

Screen Anarchy has an exclusive clip from Barry Andersson’s survival thriller feature film Relentless to share with you today. Terror Films picked up Relentless for digital release and plan to do so at the end of the week on Friday, November 27th.    In the film’s story, Jennifer (Rachel Weber) is living alone in a large, empty house while struggling with depression after a recent loss. She is trying her best to deal with the hand that life has dealt her. On the eve of a major thunderstorm, Jennifer accidently locks herself in the basement.

Christopher Nolan says his Batman trilogy came at the right time Christopher Nolan is regarded as one of the best filmmakers working in the business and his DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, consisting of BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT, and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, is viewed by many to be the best film representation of the Caped Crusader. The comic book movie has certainly evolved since BATMAN BEGINS was released in 2005 and even more so… Read More...

Ms Marvel: Matt Lintz rumored to join comic series as Bruno Carrelli After learning that Iman Vellani will star as Kamala Khan for Disney's upcoming Ms. Marvel series, fans of the Pakistani American hero from New Jersey have been eager to discover who else will join the character in her fight for freedom and justice. According to Murphy's Multiverse, Matt Lintz (The Walking Dead, The Alienist) has recently been spotted on… Read More...

"This one's off the books." Saban Films has released the official trailer for an intense action movie called Redemption Day, marking the feature directorial debut of Moroccan producer Hicham Hajji. Here's the pitch perfect jingoistic logline: "A US Marine infiltrates a terrorist group to save American hostages." Only thing missing is kissing the feet of the President after it's all over. After the Marine's wife is kidnapped in Morocco, he is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation in Algeria to save the woman he loves.

Scream 5 Pulls Inspiration from Jordan Peele's Us and Other Contemporary Horror Movies New Scream movie is heavily influenced by Jordan Peele's contemporary horror movies.

Officially licensed Halloween costumes have potentially offered our first look at Venom and Carnage in Venom 2 and may even suggest a link to Spider-Man.

‘Bullet Train’ Keeps Getting More Crowded, as Logan Lerman Joins Star-Studded Action Thriller David Leitch’s Bullet Train may not run on ordinary fuel – it may run on star power. After all, the Brad Pitt-led action thriller is starting to be pretty jam-packed with stars. Hunters star Logan Lerman is the latest actor to join the star-studded cast which already includes Pitt, Joey King, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, and Lady Gaga.

"The handler of phoenix, vicious and relentless killer!" Whoa!! A trailer has emerged from the Tokyo Film Festival for a Korean action comedy film titled Slate, marking the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Jo Bareun. This is world premiering at TFF this year but has no other release dates set yet and hasn't shown up at any other fests. The meta concept involves a woman who dreams of being the hero of the fight, who ends up whisked away to a strange "parallel world" where people carry swords and kill each other without any retribution.

Gary Oldman compares his new role in Mank to some of his most iconic characters.

Cinematic murder mysteries are back in style, and Searchlight Pictures has a new one coming up that we’re very excited about. Sam Rockwell (Jojo Rabbit, Seven Psychopaths), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Little Women), and David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar) have signed on to star in an untitled murder mystery set in the 1950s, with Rockwell and Ronan playing partners trying to solve the crime. Deadline reports the news about the new Sam Rockwell murder mystery, pointing out that Rockwell will be playing the lead character.

Xavier Gens isn't too excited about how Marvel and other big Hollywood studios pull off their magic, wanting to be more in control of the entire project.

The title of the long-gestating female-driven Jump Street spin-off has now been revealed.

Well, milk my teats and call me a cow! It would appear that the horror industry's latest golden boy, Ari Aster (HEREDITARY, MIDSOMMAR), may score reigning Best Actor Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix for his next foray into the fright! The film is titled BEAU IS AFRAID and the writer/director describes it simply as "a four-hour nightmare comedy." The feature would… Read More...

Welcome to Movie DNA, a column that recognizes the direct and indirect cinematic roots of both new and classic movies. Learn some film history, become a more well-rounded viewer, and enjoy like-minded works of the past. This entry recommends movies to watch after Martin Scorsese’s Casino. You can’t beat Martin Scorsese at his own game. The filmmaker has an oeuvre rich with everything from horror to romance. But it’s undeniable that he’s known best for his crime dramas.

Creator Scott Cawthon reveals that the Five Nights at Freddy's movie finally has a script and is ready to go.

"When you've got brothers singing - it's like an instrument that nobody else can buy." HBO has debuted the full-length trailer for the music documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, from producer / filmmaker Frank Marshall (directing his first ever doc despite producing many before this). It just premiered at a few film festivals this fall and launches on HBO starting in December. Marshall's The Bee Gees documentary chronicles the triumphs and hurdles of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, otherwise known as the Bee Gees.

What is your favorite Jackie Chan movie?

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, learn some behind the scenes secrets about The Santa Clause from the latest edition of Disney+’s web series The Deets. Plus, see what a former submarine commander thinks about submarine scenes in movies like Aquaman, K-19: The Widowmaker, The Hunt for Red October, The World Is Not Enough, and more.

The year 2020 has been full of surprises and plot twists but the biggest one yet might be a possible sequel to ENCINO MAN. Pauly Shore definitely wants it to happen and he says that his co-stars, Brendan Fraser and Sean Astin, are also on board. Over the last week, Pauly Shore has been using social media to campaign for a sequel to ENCINO MAN and his sights have been set specifically on Disney+… Read More...

He says the two had a “transparent” conversation about ‘Star Wars.’ Continue reading…

1988’s Scrooged is a gleefully dark and wild adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale (before it chickens out at the end), and it opens with a fake television ad for a movie called The Night the Reindeer Died. The film teases a terrorist assault on Santa’s workshop complete with automatic weapons and elves in distress, and it’s only taken thirty-two years for someone to capitalize on the idea and bring the core concept to life.

After playing in a record-setting 62 million households Netflix's The Queen's Gambit has been crowned the streamer's biggest scripted limited series to date. This momentous achievement happened just 28 days after the series made its Netflix debut, adding yet another feather to Netflix's ornate cap. In taking about the… Read More...

Chris Hemsworth will play Hulk Hogan in a biopic and even the Hulkster is impressed with the actor's physical transformation.

“Bruce,” the mechanical shark which gave a young Steven Spielberg and his crew so many problems on the set of 1975’s Jaws, has found a new home. The only surviving model of the Jaws shark was acquired by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences four years ago and fully restored to its former glory last year, and now the Academy has released a video showcasing Bruce’s transportation and installation at the soon-to-open Academy Museum in Los Angeles.

The 355 will have to wait another 365 days to hit theaters. Universal’s spy thriller The 355, which stars Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, and Diane Kruger, has been pushed back a year, setting its new release date in January 2022.

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We all know the tale by now; following a family tragedy, Zack Snyder stepped away from JUSTICE LEAGUE and Warner Bros. brought Joss Whedon in to rewrite and reshoot portions of the film. The end result certainly didn't please everyone, and fans soon began campaigning for Zack Snyder to bring his original vision of JUSTICE LEAGUE to life, and against all odds, it was… Read More...

Don't Breathe 2 wrapped filming recently and is expected to arrive in theaters this summer.

Need to learn a little more about M.O.D.O.K. before his animated show premieres on Hulu? Want a first look at Starfire‘s new look in the third season of Titans? Ready to buy your Spider-Bot even though Avengers Campus isn’t open? Want to see footage from a canceled Green Lantern game for Super Nintendo? What was the first movie score released with a parental advisory label? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. If you’re not familiar with the big-headed Marvel Comics villain known as M.O.D.O.K.

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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