Top Movie News for January 26, 2020

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Rumor: ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ Video Game Remake Might Still Be Happening Though Lucasfilm will take a break from Star Wars films for the next few years, that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting plenty more Star Wars content in other mediums. The galaxy far, far away is thriving on TV, streaming, and comic books, not to mention the lucrative video game industry. And it’s in video games that Star Wars fans may want to look next for the latest rumor.

Confirmed: Bill Murray will return for Ghostbusters: Afterlife It's hard to fathom but at one point comedy legend John Belushi was supposed to play the role of Dr. Peter Venkman in GHOSTBUSTERS. However, due to the comedian's tragic death, the role eventually went to Bill Murray and the rest was history. Honestly I can't picture anyone else playing the role of the sarcastic paranormal investigator and eliminator. While the Oscar nominated… Read More...

Disney to kill Bambi's mom all over again for live-action remake For the most part, Disney's live-action adaptations of their animated classics have been enormously successful, so I suppose it's only a matter of time before they hit every story in their library. THR has reported that the next Disney classic to receive the live-action treatment will be BAMBI, the 1942 film which told the story of a young fawn named Bambi who learned his place in… Read More...

‘Bad Boys for Life’ Directors Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi on Reigniting the Franchise [Interview] After 17 years of waiting, we finally got to see the bad boys of Miami grow up with Bad Boys For Life. And it was worth the wait. Without Michael Bay at the helm, the Miami cops actually got to grow a little, have some real heart-to-heart moments, and do and say things we just don’t see in Bay’s movies. Co-directors Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi managed to recharge the franchise and make a sequel both modern and nostalgic. After the success of Bad Boys for Life, another sequel is already in the works. If all goes according to plan, expect Fallah and El Arbi back to direct.

Sony to take your breath away once again with reimagining of Anaconda "It will take your breath away," boasted the poster for ANACONDA, the late '90s creature feature which starred Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, and Jon Voight; Well, that's one way of putting it. The original film followed a documentary crew in the Amazon seeking to locate a long-lost tribe, but they soon come across a snake hunter (Voight) who takes over the expedition,… Read More...

The Batman Batsuit to Be Revealed Soon, New Batmobile Details Teased? Our first look at the Batsuit and Batmobile from Matt Reeves' The Batman is rumoured to be hitting the internet very soon.

Marvel scraps Hulu's Howard the Duck and Tigra & Dazzler series The Jeph Loeb-era of Marvel Television is over, and now that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has much more control over the small-screen side of things, we've seen many of shows which were in development before the changeover scrapped. There were four animated Marvel comedies in the works for Hulu, including M.O.D.O.K., Hit Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler, and… Read More...

Captain Marvel Is Leaving The ’90s Behind For A Modern Sequel There's officially a 'Captain Marvel' sequel in the works, and this time, it'll take place in the present rather than the '90s.

Ewan McGregor Addresses Delay in Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series Production After rumblings last week made many fans think that trouble was brewing at the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, last night brought news about what’s been happening behind the scenes. The scripts turned in were not up to snuff, so Lucasfilm is starting from scratch with a new yet-to-be-named writer, and production has been pushed back until they get new scripts. However, from Ewan McGregor‘s perspective, the scripts are apparently good? The Wrap attended a Birds of Prey press event yesterday, in which Ewan McGregor was in attendance.

‘The Undoing’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman Unravels in HBO Limited Series Nicole Kidman is grappling with even more big little lies. The Bombshell actress is heading back to TV for the HBO limited series The Undoing, based on the novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Kidman stars alongside Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland as a successful therapist and mother whose life suddenly comes crashing down around her after a violent death unearths a series of “terrible revelations.” Watch The Undoing trailer below. The Undoing Trailer Kidman reunites with her Big Little Lies creator David E.

Jim Carrey Will Do The Mask 2 Only Under One Specific Circumstance The Mask 2 isn't completely out of the question for Jim Carrey, but it doesn't sound overly likely.

VOTD: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Music Video with Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child Sonic the Hedgehog arrives in theaters next month, and with it comes a rap theme song from Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child. If you’re getting old, most of those names don’t make any sense, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the 16-bit-styled music video that takes all of those rappers and puts them into Sonic’s video game world. They don’t make music videos for movies like this very often, and even if you don’t like the song, the visuals are still fun.

Review: Ironbark (Sundance 2020) starring Benedict Cumberbatch PLOT: Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch), a middle-aged businessman working in London circa 1960, is approached by British Intelligence and the C.I.A to act as an intermediary between them and a Russian asset, Oleg Penkovsky (Mereb Ninidze), working deep in the Soviet Nuclear program. REVIEW: There are so many great stories about the Intelligence community that are truly… Read More...

As the release of Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) grows nearer, Warner Bros. has shared the official IMAX poster for the DC Comics movie. We also have a new TV spot...

The Last Thing He Wanted Trailer Teams Ben Affleck & Anne Hathaway in New Netflix Thriller Netflix has released the first trailer for The Last Thing He Wanted, the latest from director Dee Rees.

Can I have it all or is that too much? ‘Cause I’m a real bad witch and I won’t give up I’m a nightmare wrapped in a pretty bow Just wait ’til I get there down below When the music video for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 3’s charming bop “Straight to Hell” dropped in place of a trailer, it told us a lot of what we already knew about the coming season. Sabrina Spellman’s (Kiernan Shipka) boyfriend was trapped in hell, and she was going to rip him out with her bare hands if push came to shove.

Color Out of Space Review: A Wild Lovecraftian Horror That Lets Nicolas Cage Shine Nicolas Cage stars in Richard Stanley's trippy H.P. Lovecraft adaptation Color Out of Space.

The upcoming 'Parasite' TV series will explore some of the 'hidden stories' that director Bong Joon-ho didn't have time to include in the original film's two-hour runtime.

Irresistible Trailer: Steve Carell Gets Political in New Jon Stewart Comedy Focus Features has released the first trailer for Jon Stewart's Irresistible, which arrives this spring.

Kumail Nanjiani Teases That THE ETERNALS Will Be Marvel Studios' Most Sci-Fi Film To Date Move over Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy! The Eternals is about to stake its claim as the MCU's most prominent sci-fi franchise. At least, that's what Kingo actor Kumail Nanjiani believes.

Jump scares get a bad rap, primarily because filmmakers use them in cheap ways. The worst kind of jump scare – the kind that deserves scorn – are of the fake-out variety. As in: someone opens a closet door and a cat jumps out, or a completely harmless person suddenly pops into frame and the soundtrack blares for a second. These types of jump scares can hit the bricks. But there are good jump scares. These are the ones designed to startle and shake you with genuinely scary moments, not faux distractions.

With Josh Boone's THE NEW MUTANTS finally getting an April 3rd release date, we hopefully no longer have to take any news regarding the film with a grain of salt! I really hope this movie is good, but the constant delays just don't do much for my confidence. A horror superhero take is something I always thought would be awesome! Alas, I am almost certain that this… Read More...

While you were celebrating the reunion of Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Martin Scorsese, and the impossible bliss of one of our greatest living directors delivering his ultimate statement on his most beloved genre, you missed the real revolution. The Irishman has changed everything, and cinema will not be the same going forward. A new method of performance capture has arrived, and it’s a most artistically liberating technological breakthrough. Mocap apes, your rise, dawn, and war is over.

Vivarium Trailer Traps Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg in a Suburban Nightmare Saban Films has revealed the first trailer for Vivarium, a fantasy/horror movie from director Lorcan Finegan.

Toss a coin to your anime fan friends, because The Witcher is becoming an anime movie. Netflix is capitalizing on the wild success of the Henry Cavill-starring high fantasy series based on the book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and the popular video game franchise it spawned, ordering a The Witcher anime film from Korean animation house Studio Mir.

‘The Gentlemen’ Clip: Matthew McConaughey Teaches Henry Golding the Laws of the Jungle When you’re a cannabis baron who wants to get out of the game, you will inevitably have gangster upstarts sniffing around your territory. That’s the dynamic of this clip from Guy Ritchie’s upcoming gangster movie The Gentlemen, which stars Matthew McConaughey as a self-made millionaire drug lord who is ready to retire. But the sharks start to smell blood, including Henry Golding‘s underboss Dry Eye, who takes a meeting with the American gangster.

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Review: Bad Hair (Sundance 2020)

JoBlo - Fri, 2020-01-24 07:45

Review: Bad Hair (Sundance 2020) PLOT: A young black woman (Elle Lorraine), trying to make it as a VJ at an urban music video network, caves under pressure and invests in a custom-made weave, only to realize that the hair has a life of its own and demands constant blood sacrifice. REVIEW: Justin Simien broke out at Sundance a few years ago with DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a solid satire that he not only parlayed into a successful… Read More...

‘Miss Americana’ Review: Taylor Swift Grows Up in This Sweet, Funny, Emotional Crowd-Pleaser [Sundance 2020] Taylor Swift sits in a window box, pouring over the diaries she kept when she was a kid. They’re childish, but they’re also full of big ambitions and dreams. She muses on the super seriousness of some of her words, and amusingly tells us that at one point she went through a phase where she wrote everything with a quill. “I had an inkwell,” she says before rolling her eyes at herself. This is how Miss Americana begins, and we don’t know it yet, but it’s setting the stage for the story as a whole.

Love is confusing in Jumbo, a messy film that wants to have its funnel cake and eat it too. Set mostly at an amusement park, Jumbo follows the awkward and shy Jeanne (Portrait of a Lady on Fire‘s Noémie Merlant) who has no social skills to speak of, much to the chagrin of her constantly loud, constantly horny mother Margarette (Emmanuelle Bercot). Margarette would like nothing more than for Jeanne to meet a nice guy – and one day she does. But the “nice guy” isn’t a guy at all.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Brad Pitt has been reminiscing about that time he turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix.

Fans hoping for a 2021 trip to Eternia are going to have to wait a bit longer as Masters of the Universe no longer has a release date.

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Call me crazy, but I believe the upcoming MULAN has a shot to become Disney's best live action remake ever! I really dig how they're keeping everything super authentic and the scope of the action has this epic feel. And today, for your viewing pleasure, we have some brand new character posters to further pump you up before the film's March 27th release date. Said posters are just below and purposefully… Read More...

Ford V Ferrari's Matt and Damon and James Mangold are all set to team up again for gritty crime drama, The Force.

Following Quentin Tarantino‘s swan song to Old Hollywood, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director is declaring war on the blockbusters that rule New Hollywood.

VFX artist Jerad S. Merantz shares a cut scene in Avengers: Endgame which included removing enemy heads to farm information from their brains.

All the terror that chills our bones can easily be divided into two categories: the real and the unreal. Real terror is anything that could happen–the bad days or unlucky months in which grief or trauma or some other force of nature leaves us panicked and uneasy about the future. Even if you haven’t experienced it, you’ve still felt something like it, because real terror is beamed to us 24 hours a day in the news and online. Unreal terror, on the other hand, is the icy dread of the uncanny, the shouldn’t-be-real.

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This latest round-up of new Blu-rays (and one DVD!) includes two films that drop on January 28, and two you can scoop up right this second. The two films destined for shelves next week are Terminator: Dark Fate and Very Bad Things. The others – well, see for yourself. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week and beyond. Terminator: Dark Fate Terminator: Dark Fate was facing an uphill battle from day one.

Disney's Pinocchio Remake Confirms Robert Zemeckis to Direct and Co-Write Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis has closed a deal to direct a live-action remake of Pinocchio.

It looks like the Sorcerer Supreme may be getting some help from another powerful magic man in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as Brother Voodoo will reportedly be introduced in the sequel.

In 2015,  A’Ziah “Zola” King launched a Twitter thread that began with a question: “Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.” Thus began a 100+ Tweet thread journey that went viral and chronicled a wild and crazy 48 hours involving stripping, sex trafficking, kidnapping, violence, and attempted suicide. It was too good to be true – but it was true. Well…some of it.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 Director Open To Revisiting The World “In a Different Way” Legendary filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has recently expressed interest in coming back to the Blade Runner universe, but he has a catch.

Check out the top stories from our sister site devoted to all things animation- Toonado.com. Standing out among the top stories this week was the release of the trailer for Clone Wars' final season.

Screen Anarchy is pleased to present to you this morning an exclusive from the UK indie sci fi flick, Invasion Planet Earth.   A micro-budget sci-fi UK film that’s been 20 years in the making, INVASION PLANET EARTH is much more than a British Independence Day.

Many of the year’s most talked-about films premiere in the mountains of Utah in late January at the Sundance Film Festival. The festival is also a fantastic place for discovering new voices and emerging storytellers, as well as catching up with those who made a huge impact at the festival previously. Some of the films we’re anticipating most this year are from filmmakers whose debut features premiered at Sundance, and they are now returning with something brand new. If...Read MoreRead Comments

Broadway's Mean Girls Musical Is Becoming a Movie with Tina Fey Returning Tina Fey has announced that the Broadway Musical Mean Girls is being adapted for the big screen.

Taika Waititi is the definition of a multi-hyphenate: a director, a writer, a comedian, and an actor, directing and starring in his latest film, Jojo Rabbit. He’s also a “genius, mentor, role model,” and “great guy,” according to a tongue-in-cheek featurette from the forthcoming Jojo Rabbit Blu-ray release. The Jojo Rabbit outtakes clip features the cast of the Oscar-nominated film, including Best Supporting Actress nominee Scarlett Johansson, praising Waititi’s “genius” and so on.

"Think of the splash it would make… No critic has spoken to this guy in over 50 years." Sony Classics has revealed an official trailer for the film The Burnt Orange Heresy, an adaptation of a classic novel about the art world written by Charles Willeford. This premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year at the end of the festival, a delightful surprise (here's my review). Claes Bang stars as an art critic who gets in over his head when he's invited by an eccentric collector to his villa near Lake Como, only to learn there's a long lost painter hiding out in the guest house.

Bombshell, the Oscar-nominated real story of the Fox News Roger Ailes scandal is coming home in February and March.

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, find out how to make your own LEGO version of The Mandalorian‘s reliable ship the Razor Crest.

I swear there are headlines I write sometimes where I feel like Daniel After Dentist and think to myself, "Is this real life?" This is one of those times. In a story that defies logic, comedic actor Danny McBride (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS) claims that Kanye West - yes that Kanye West - once asked McBride to play him in a musical biopic about his life. Now I shouldn't have to state… Read More...

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Review: Falling (Sundance 2020)

JoBlo - Fri, 2020-01-24 10:30

PLOT: A man (Viggo Mortensen) tries to reconcile his relationship with his cantankerous, abusive father (Lance Henriksen) during a disastrous visit. REVIEW: Reviewing someone’s passion project can be a tricky thing. It’s clear from the dedication at the end of FALLING this was a deeply personal project for Viggo Mortensen, who not only stars but also wrote the script… Read More...

Yesterday, a series of leaked images claiming to be concept art from Colin Trevorrow's scrapped Star Wars film, subtitled DUEL OF THE FATES, began circulating around the world wide web. And because the internet is going to internet, it took no time at all for fans of the sci-fi franchise to arrive in droves, lofty opinions in tow and ready to debate what could have been. Today, Trevorrow… Read More...

Carlos Lopez Estrada returns to the Sundance Film Festival two years after directing his feature debut, Blindspotting, a love letter to Oakland which included a few scenes of its lead characters freestyle rapping their emotions aloud to each other. In Summertime, his spiritual follow-up, Estrada turns his lens on Los Angeles and makes lyricism the movie’s dominant form of communication. Written by and starring 25 diverse Los Angeles poets, Summertime is a shaggy, criss-crossing saga of young people in L.A.

Universal Pictures has released the first teaser for Fast & Furious 9 which is hyping up the reveal of the movie's first trailer.

(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.) The episodes that come after the annual crossover have to accomplish a lot. Potential new viewers, whether they be fans that dropped off of the respective series or the folks who’ve never tuned in before, have to be given a reason to stay.

The endless routine of a monotonous life. It gets us all. Afterwork is an animated short film from Ecuador made by filmmakers Luis Usón and Andrés Aguilar. It premiered at numerous film festivals in 2017 and won a handful of awards, now it's finally online for everyone to watch. This depressing riff on the Coyote & Road Runner and old "Looney Tunes" cartoons is about a cartoon rabbit who goes to work every day chasing a carrot, but he can never catch it. Of course. The film mixes animation styles to show us his life outside of "work" - how dull and lonely it really is.

"Funny, furious, and surprisingly accurate." Quiver Dist. has debuted the first official trailer for Run This Town, an indie dramedy that initially premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last year, and also played at the Traverse City and Napa Valley Film Festivals last year. A young journalist and a young political aide become entangled in a larger-than-life political scandal as they struggle to navigate adult life living in Toronto. Like all their friends, Bram and Kamal are struggling to climb the ladders at their respective workplaces: Bram at a newspaper, Kamal at City Hall.

The beloved 80s classic The Karate Kid is all set to return, this time as a top-tapping, board-breaking, crane-kicking Broadway musical.

When animation directors make the jump to directing live-action, the transition can be fraught. Just ask Andrew Stanton, whose live-action debut, John Carter, was a huge bomb for Disney several years ago.

Box Office

  • 1. Alien: Covenant
    Gross: $36,000,000
    Total: $36,000,000
  • 2. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    Gross: $35,062,000
    Total: $301,799,474
  • 3. Everything, Everything
    Gross: $12,000,000
    Total: $12,000,000
  • 4. Snatched
    Gross: $7,600,000
    Total: $32,782,600
  • 5. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    Gross: $7,200,000
    Total: $7,200,000

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