Top Movie News for March 17, 2018

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Thanos & Thor Have The Most Screen Time In Avengers: Infinity War Thanos and Thor are the two characters that have the most screen time in Avengers: Infinity War. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War), and based on a script from screenwriting duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Civil War), the highly-anticipated third Avengers film comes on the heels of a record-breaking box office run by Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther.

Lashana Lynch in Final Talks to Join Captain Marvel It looks like we didn’t have to wait long to get a replacement for DeWanda Wise in Captain Marvel. After the announcement that Wise was leaving the production due to scheduling conflicts The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Lashana Lynch is in final talks to join the superhero production. Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / We don’t know the role that Lynch would be playing but it has been widely assumed that she would be playing Monica Rambeau a character who was also Captain Marvel at one point.

Tomb Raider Review: The Physicality is Impressive but the Story is Lackluster Tomb Raider 7.5 Reviewer 0 Users (0 votes) BC Rating Tomb Raider doesn’t have the most compelling story but we so rarely get to see female characters in roles this physical it keeps the movie interesting enough to watch. Director: Roar Uthaug Summary: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. There are plenty of things that don

Win Tickets to the European Premiere of Ready Player One in London on Monday Steven Spielberg‘s much anticipated new movie Ready Player One will be out in British cinemas from March 28th, and American cinemas from the 29th. But it will also have a European Premiere in London on March 19th, with cast members Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn will be attending as well Steven Spielberg himself. Based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, the film is set in 2045, with the real world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But people have found salvation in the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone.

SXSW 2018: The Bill Murray Stories Interview with Filmmakers JoBlo is at SXSW this week and we sure did find a gem of a documentary. THE BILL MURRAY STORIES is a film that tackles the urban legends surrounding actor Bill Murray. The film covers stories like how he randomly joined in on a kickball game, or partied all night with some strangers at a bar, did the dishes at a house party or simply ate someone french fry. The filmmakers embark on a quest to track down all these people who were blessed with a Murray moment. THE BILL MURRAY STORIES is much... Read More...

The Grudge Movie Reboot Adds John Cho To Its Cast The reboot of 2004 horror film The Grudge has added John Cho to the cast. The original movie, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, was itself a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. The American version pulled in $187.3 million at the box office on a budget of $10 million, and spawned two big-screen sequels. The films are based on a cursed spirit born out of a violent death, usually attached to the place where the death took place. Anyone who comes in contact with this curse dies, and the curse continues, leaving death and devastation in its never-ending wake.

Melissa McCarthy in First Trailer for Indie 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' "What seems to be the problem?" Fox Searchlight has debuted an excellent first trailer for the new film Can You Ever Forgive Me?, about author Lee Israel, played by Melissa McCarthy, who made her living in the 1970's & 80's plagiarizing from other famous authors. This is the new feature film made by filmmaker Marielle Heller, who made the outstanding indie debut The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Heller is one of my favorite filmmakers on the rise, and I'm so happy to get a glimpse at her latest. This looks delightfully droll, and entertaining in weird ways, but I'm still into it.

HBO has released a new batch of Westworld season 2 images. There are plenty of familiar faces, but these photos also give us our first look at Get Out actress Betty Gabriel in the show. She’s about as far from Georgina as possible here: she’s traded her maid outfit for some body armor and a high-powered rifle. Let’s take a closer look and see what these images might tell us about the new season. Giddy up. Let’s go through these one by one, shall we? But be warned: there will be spoilers ahead for the events of season one. (Photo credits for all belong to John P.

Dwayne Johnson’s Action Movie Red Notice Gets a 2020 Release Date Universal Pictures announced a summer 2020 release date for Red Notice, a blockbuster thriller that will star Dwayne Johnson. Rawson Marshall Thurber will direct Johnson after previously working with him on 2016’s Central Intelligence and 2018’s Skyscraper, a China-set thriller that will drop on July 13. Universal launched promotion for Thurber’s Skyscraper with a Super Bowl trailer earlier this year, and it will be the second action-packed film lead by Johnson in 2018 – the first being Warner Bros’ Rampage.

Jennifer Garner Tries To Explain Her Viral Oscars Meme To Ellen: ‘What Am I Doing?’ Following last year’s Best Picture Award snafu, this year’s Oscars ceremony proved to be refreshingly predictable, among other mundane things. Sure, it resulted in a wonderful comedy pairing (Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph) and helped sex toy makers sell a lot of their The Shape of Water-inspired products, but the 2018 Academy Awards telecast ultimately felt just plain normal. Unless, of course, you were left wondering (along with the rest of the internet) about Jennifer Garner’s viral moment of inexplicable wonder and awe.

Terry Gilliam Equates The #MeToo Movement To ‘Mob Rule’ And Blasts Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Getty Image For everything that the proponents of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements manage to accomplish, it seems that prominent detractors aren’t too far behind to bemoan them with many of the same criticisms. Like Terry Gilliam, the acclaimed British film director and Monty Python member who recently spoke with AFP about the largely American-centric social movements.

Martin Freeman says Sherlock isn't as fun anymore due to fan pressure Over the course of seven years, we've had the pleasure of following Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) for thirteen episodes of crime-solving shenanigans, and for the most part, they've been extremely well-crafted reimaginings of Arthur Conan Doyle's creation. The series has also built up a sizeable and passionate following, which puts all the... Read More...

Producer of John Bailey’s Latest Film Says ‘No One On Our Movie’ Accused Him of Harassment The producer of cinematographer John Bailey’s most recent film — the 2017 Pantelion comedy “How to Be a Latin Lover” — told TheWrap that “certainly on one on our movie” has accused the Motion Picture Academy president of misconduct. On Friday, Variety reported that the Academy had launched an investigation into Bailey after receiving three accusations of sexual harassment earlier in the week. “He’s the most professional outstanding person, he was great to work with, no sense of anything that would lead to these accusations,” producer

Tom Hardy’s Al Capone Biopic Fonzo Rounds Out Its Cast Tom Hardy will be in good company for his next feature, Fonzo. Directed by Fantastic Four’s Josh Trank, the Al Capone biopic now boasts an accomplished supporting cast. Starring Hardy as the infamous Chicago gangster, Fonzo will focus on Capone’s later years, and the consequences of his violent and sexual past. Earlier this month, Hardy confirmed his involvement, though the film itself will reportedly emphasize Capone’s jailhouse years, while he suffered from syphilis, instead of the glamorous life before his arrest for which he’s more well known.

Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges to Star as Father and Son in ‘Honey Boy’ Shia LaBeouf and Lucas Hedges will star in “Honey Boy,” a film directed by Alma Har’el and financed by Stay Gold Features, it was announced Friday. Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold Features and Christopher Leggett of Delirio Films will produce, with Automatik’s Fred Berger as executive producer. “Honey Boy” follows child actor Otis Lort (Hedges) and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father James (LaBeouf), as they attempt to mend their contentious relationship over the course of a decade. Also Read: Shia LaBeouf o

Justice League: Steppenwolf’s Exposed Butt Spotted by Eagled Eyed Fan To say Justice League was controversial is an understatement. Warner Bros. hoped the film would serve as a course-correction for the troubled DCEU, but instead the film was widely panned by both fans and critics alike. Even director Joss Whedon didn’t seem enamored of the movie’s big bad, Steppenwolf; he actually ‘liked’ a tweet condemning the mo-capped villain. Behind-the-scenes art has suggested Steppenwolf was redesigned at the last minute, perhaps explaining the poor quality of the CGI.

Watch: Tommy Wiseau Is The Joker In The Dark Knight A new video imagines what The Dark Knight would look like if Tommy Wiseau portrayed the Joker. Thanks to The Disaster Artist (which chronicles the making of Wiseau’s The Room) earning critical praise, the eccentric auteur has been thrust into the spotlight, where he’s using his newfound fame to promote upcoming projects and campaign for new roles. Recently, Wiseau has (jokingly?) put his name in the running for the Joker in Todd Phillips’ upcoming origin story of the Clown Prince of Crime.

Meet Erica. She's in high school, and lives with her mom. Her hobbies include atmospheric punk music, running around with her friends, and fellatio. Yes, you read that last bit correctly. Erica (Zoey Deutch, the radiant and talented daughter of director Howard Deutch and Lea Thompson) is a willful young free spirit who even more freely offers her services to men she deems in need of relief. She just likes it. She considers herself a proud expert. For her, it's not slutty, it's not shameful; “It's called feminism,” she explains.

‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’: Shawn Levy and James Wan Team For Netflix Slasher Movie Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy and horror movie extraordinaire James Wan are teaming for an exciting new Netflix project. Levy and Wan will combine their talents to create the coming-of-age slasher movie There’s Someone Inside Your House, adapted from the novel by author Stephanie Perkins. More on the There’s Someone Inside Your House movie below. A “coming-of-age slasher movie” sounds exactly like the type of film I want to see, and getting James Wan involved in the project is a big plus.

Nowadays, it's rare that I'm able to walk into a film or watch a TV series without knowing more about it than I would like, but when my fiancée and I stumbled onto The Sinner, we were both pleased to discover that we knew next to nothing about it. The eight-episode series followed Cora (Jessica Biel), a young mother who brutally kills a man in public while at the beach with her... Read More...

Ava DuVernay Will Direct ‘The New Gods’ for DC’s Extending Universe The ‘Wrinkle in Time’ director’s next movie is bound to be another epic spectacle. Game-changing filmmaker Ava DuVernay proved her blockbuster mettle with A Wrinkle in Time. Although reception of the film has been tepid from some, DuVernay’s ambitious storytelling in the movie is still absolutely laudable.

NEW LINE CINEMA Every network and streaming service wants to find their own Game of Thrones, and that’s how we end up with “multiple” Star Wars shows. It’s a television arms race — Hulu wins Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmys, but Netflix steals Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, but Apple gets Jennifer Aniston’s first TV lead role since Friends, but HBO taps Meryl Streep for season two of Big Little Lies (and still has Thrones) — so Amazon is bringing out the big guns.

Benedict Cumberbatch's Patrick Melrose series gets release date & sneak peek When he's not channeling ancient magic alongside his fellow Avengers as Doctor Strange, or solving an intricate crime as the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch can often be found contributing to any number of promising cinematic endeavors. Today, SHOWTIME has announced that its new, five-part limited series PATRICK MELROSE will premiere on Saturday, May 12... Read More...

Shortly after the new trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” hit the internet, fans noticed a potential spoiler that might have teased a major plot twist. At one point in the trailer, a figure (could it be Dumbledore?) is facing a wall that bears the Lestrange family tree. We all remember the crazy Bellatrix Lestrange (played by Helena Bonham Carter) from the “Harry Potter” films, don’t we? When fans zoomed in, many thought they saw Credence Barebone’s name on the right.

"There's nothing out there except dust and ruins…" Watch out for angry wild boars! Australia has given us many various wild and crazy creature features, and we have yet another one on the release line-up for 2018. Boar is a movie directed by Australian filmmaker Chris Sun about a massive, dangerous, angry wild boar. "It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before." Yeah, just one massive, vicious, wild boar.

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The track record of movies inspired by songs is not great, since taking an entertaining three-minute story and stretching it out to feature length usually results in renewed appreciation for the tuneful tightness of pop music.

Iron Man director Jon Favreau has confessed the famous Nick Fury post-credits cameo was ‘a lark‘ aimed at fans. When Marvel announced a plan to release solo movies for some of their biggest characters and then team all up for The Avengers, many in the industry believed it could never work.

It’s a phrase on billions of greeting cards, exchanged between millions of couples who may or may not mean it. “Happy anniversary.” Now it’s the title of a Netflix romantic-comedy starring Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells. But the story of a couple who grapple with their relationship on the day of their third anniversary may be more suited to tragicomedy. Happy Anniversary Trailer “I’m not happy,” Molly (Wells) declares in response to Sam’s tepid wish of “happy anniversary” on the third anniversary of their relationship.

Force Awakens Gets the Ending It Deserves in Fan-Made Video You'll never watch the ending of The Force Awakens the same way again after a fan rearranges some of the footage from Last Jedi.

Captain America: Civil War actor Daniel Brühl, who played Helmut Zemo, thinks the character could return in a future Marvel movie. Brühl’s Zemo made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an antagonist in the third solo film following Steve Rogers aka. Captain America (Chris Evans). Civil War saw Zemo mastermind a plan that split up the Avengers – particularly Steve and Tony Stark aka. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) – as revenge for the destruction of Sokovia.

The White Wolf Explained in the Black Panther End-credits Scene Yes, The White Wolf in the Black Panther post-credits sequence is Bucky Barnes, but what's the deal and why is he in Wakanda?

The comic book adaptation has been in development for more than 10 years. Ridley Scott deftly manages to resist typecasting when it comes to choosing directorial projects. Of course, many associate him with pioneering sci-fi films with the Blade Runner and the Alien franchises. But between being in talks to direct a Disney film, finding new things to terrify us in one of his flagship series, and dabbling in a healthy sprinkling of crime dramas every so often, the director has done it all.

It usually feels like a miracle when an Oscar winner gives a short and sweet acceptance speech. Hell, long Oscar acceptance speeches have become such a staple that 2018 Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel even created a whole new category for shortest acceptance speech. (Congratulations Mark Bridges.) But there was one speech that we wish we could have heard more of: Barry Jenkins Best Picture speech that the director would have given after Moonlight‘s astonishing win at the 2017 Oscars. But we all know what happened that year.

It’s been said that movies are a universal medium, capable of connecting to the ways, plights, and struggles of different cultures. “A machine of empathy” and all that. Although Dear Dictator, a relatively unlikely teen comedy, centrally involves a foreign despot, at least in part, it is not that movie. The Third World dictator in question, Anton Vincent, is played by Michael Caine (of all people), his country remaining a vague background detail, if it’s mentioned by name at all.

What would “Call Me by Your Name” have looked like had Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito starred in the roles of Oliver and Elio? Funny or Die made a mashup — titled “Call Me by Your Twins” — of the 1988 comedy film “Twins” starring DeVito and Schwarzenegger with the Oscar-nominated film “Call Me by Your Name.” And it’s amazing. Michael Stuhlbarg’s beautiful monologue and conversation with Elio (played by Timothee Chalamet in the actual film) made it into the mashup, as did the famous peach and the dancing scene that

DOCTOR WHO and Marvel's JESSICA JONES alum David Tennant has been tapped to star in CAMPING, an eight-episode, straight-to-series comedy from GIRLS creator and executive producer Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, respectively. When Tennant appears on the series, he will play Walt, Kathryn's (Jennifer Garner) obedient husband and loving father, who is the reliable lynch pin of his male... Read More...

Following the news that Scarlett Johansson will get her own MCU solo movie, the actress reveals exactly what she wants from the upcoming Black Widow. Since first kicking ass back in 2010’s Iron Man 2, Natasha Romanoff has cemented herself as one of the biggest characters in the MCU. From being a key member of the Avengers to helping soothe the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow’s role is only set to get bigger in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and beyond.

New information has emerged about Hao Ning’s upcoming film, Crazy Alien, in the form of an incredibly upsetting video of the abuse that an animal endured on set. The footage clearly shows a German Shepherd suspended in a cage and being violently spun around before it was plunged into freezing cold water. A whistleblower sent the video to PETA, as well as a log from the set that stated, “I witnessed first hand one of the worst animal cruelty acts I have ever seen.” Crazy Alien is the final installment in the Chinese director’s black comedy trilogy.

Assault on Precinct 13 star Austin Stoker has joined the cast of Rob Zombie's Devil's Rejects sequel 3 From Hell.

Go on the set of Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation adventure Isle of Dogs for a look at how it all came together.

Everything old is new again! Nickelodeon is currently working on a Clarissa Explains It All reboot, with original star Melissa Joan Hart set to return. Clarissa’s annoying brother Ferguson could not be reached for comment. Remember Clarissa Explains It All? It’s back, in reboot form. The Wrap reports Nickelodeon is eyeing a Clarissa reboot, and they plan to bring original star Melissa Joan Hart back. Original series creator Mitchell Kriegman is also in talks to write and executive produce. The original series ran from 1991 to 1994 on Nickelodeon.

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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