Top Movie News for May 26, 2019

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Superhero Bits: Ancient One Reshoots in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, Matt Murdock Stepping Down as Daredevil & More Who will replace Matt Murdock as Daredevil in Marvel Comics this August? Which X-Men are coming to Marvel Strike Force later this year? Did you notice a cool wardrobe detail for Rocket Raccoon in Avengers: Endgame? Did Brightburn rub DC Comics the wrong way at all? Why did Tilda Swinton have to reshoot some of her scenes for Avengers: Endgame?

Jar Jar Actor Was Scared to Go to Star Wars Celebration Because of Disgruntled Fans Ahmed Best admits he was afraid to attend this year's Star Wars Celebration because of the Jar Jar Binks backlash.

Bong Joon-ho wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival came to a close today with just president Alejandro González Iñarritu handing the much coveted Palme d'Or over to PARASITE director Bong Joon-ho. A politically charged thriller, the latest film from the South Korean director sees him reuniting with longtime collaborator Song Kang-ho, the star of both THE HOST and SNOWPIERCER.… Read More...

Disney's 'Aladdin' Headed Toward $100+ Million Four Day Debut SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Disney's Aladdin is off to a stellar start and looking at a $100+ million four-day debut after an estimated $31 million on Friday, including $7 million from Thursday night previews. The opening day performance is ~$4 million behind the opening day for Solo: A Star Wars Story last year, but the film is expected to play much better than Solo did over the four-day holiday and could deliver much more. After all, The Jungle Book brought in $32 million on its opening day back ...

What’s Next For the ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Eight years and seventy-three episodes later, the struggle for the Iron Throne is finally over. Seventy-plus hours of ice and fire came to a head in the Game of Thrones season eight finale, “The Iron Throne,” drawing the curtain on David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ game-changing adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s epic saga of murder, love, power, and morality. Whether they won, lost, or forfeited their claim, we finally know exactly where the chips have fallen for all of Game of Thrones’ characters, but what’s next for the actors who made them so real? A vacation, surely.

Taika Waititi's adaptation of Akira slated for a May 2021 release Hollywood has been attempting to develop a live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira for decades. The project has seen a revolving door of writers and directors over the years, but the latest incarnation actually seems as though it will happen. Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK) has been attached to the project since 2017, and Warner Bros. have taken the step of slating the film for… Read More...

Terminator: Dark Fate Will Be Rated-R Promises James Cameron Producer James Cameron says Terminator: Dark Fate will be R-rated and explains how it will be similar to the first two movies.


Review: Brightburn

JoBlo - Fri, 2019-05-24 10:00

Review: Brightburn PLOT: Twelve years after crash-landing into a farm and being adopted by its owners, a boy learns that not only is he from another planet, but he's been sent here to overtake the Earth. REVIEW: When the first BRIGHTBURN trailer was officially released, the PR spin had a bold declaration: this film was a "startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror." The ads have subsequently buoyed that position, touting the tagline "Evil Has Found its Superhero,"… Read More...

Booksmart Review #2: Olivia Wilde Delivers Greatness Booksmart is a teen coming-of-age comedy destined to be a classic from first time director Olivia Wilde, starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever.

How Will Deadpool Be Introduced in the MCU and Does It Involve Spider-Man? Marvel Studios is currently figuring out what they want to do with the Deadpool franchise and one option is paring him up with Peter Parker.

Sonic the Hedgehog moves to February 2020 following dental surgery delays Three weeks ago, Paramount Pictures let their first trailer for director Jeff Fowler's SONIC THE HEDGEHOG out of the gate. Unfortunately, it didn't take long for the internet to have a meltdown about the titular character's questionable design, with some folks on Twitter going so far as to say that Sonic's human-looking teeth were "creepy"… Read More...

Harrison Ford Says Indiana Jones Dies With Him (Sorry, Chris Pratt) Harrison Ford is about to make what will probably be his final Indiana Jones film. But don’t think for a second that means that someone else will take over the role – not as far as Ford is concerned, at least. According to the hilariously curmudgeonly actor, the role of Indiana Jones dies with him, and that’s final. Ford also spoke a bit about his late Star Wars co-star Peter Mayhew, who died in April. Man, I love Harrison Ford. — Tanooki Joe™?

John Wick Has a Higher Body Count Than Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers Combined Slashers ain’t got nothin’ on John Wick. In the span of three movies, Keanu Reeves‘s well-dressed assassin has bumped-off more people than horror icons Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers combined. That’s no small feat. It also means the only way to solve this rivalry is to make John Wick vs. Michael vs. Jason. Bloody Disgusting has done the lord’s work, crunched the numbers and figured out that the kill count total of all three John Wick films surpasses that of the Halloween and Friday the 13th franchises – combined.

Cannes 2019 Review: I LOST MY BODY Cuts a Lyrical Slice of Life Through Fantastical Means Jérémy Clapin's animated knockout features the voice of Harrison Ford. [Read the whole post on]

An ‘X-Men’ Character Once Rumored To Be Played By Taylor Swift Has Finally Made Her Debut MARVEL Before X-Men: Apocalypse came out, Sophie “Queen in the North” Turner tweeted a flashback Friday of “that time Cyclops and I went shopping at the mall and found our favorite singer’s album (pre 1989, of course).” The “pre 1989, of course,” refers to Taylor Swift, who was rumored to appear in Apocalypse as mutant 1980s pop-star Dazzler, whose album Cyclops is holding in the photo Turner uploaded (it’s from a deleted scene). Neither of these things happened: no Swift, no Dazzler.

Ridley Scott's ALIEN is, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made, but had it not been for STAR WARS, the entire franchise may not have existed. When Scott was showing off his feature-film debut, THE DUELLISTS, a friend invited him to a screening of a certain space-opera. At the time, Scott had been considering TRISTAN & ISOLDE as his next project, but STAR… Read More...

Godzilla's Going to Knock You Out in King of the Monsters Final Look Video Legendary has provided one final look at Godzilla: King of the Monsters before it roars into theaters next week.

Early box office tracking indicates that Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King will have a record-breaking start.

The Trailer For DC Comics' BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH Is Absolutely InsaneThe Trailer For DC Comics' BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH Is Absolutely Insane The world in ruins. Batman carrying a severed Joker head in a lantern, Wonder Woman with a mohawk, and angry Green Lantern babies? Yup, it's the swan song of the Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo partnership.

John Krasinski's A Quiet Place 2 is going to hit theaters a lot sooner than originally thought.

To Rate A Movie On Rotten Tomatoes, You Now Have To Prove That You Actually Watched It Marvel Studios In late February, Rotten Tomatoes did away with its “Want to See” user reviews feature after trolls abused it to tank Captain Marvel‘s ratings score ahead of its March release. Since then, the company has been promising that some big changes would be coming to its basic user reviews function. On Thursday, they delivered on that promise by unveiling the new “Verified Audience Score” program.

Action hero pets are all the rage in theaters right now thanks to John Wick, but Warner Bros. may be missing that boat by delaying the DC Super Pets release date. The animated film based on the kids cartoon franchise that follows the furry friends of DC superheroes has been pushed back from its initial May 2021 release date to May 2022. You’ll have to wait a little longer to see these good (super) pets on the big screen. Deadline reports that Warner Bros.

Stallone's New Rocky Idea Takes on Immigration & Deportation The Rocky franchise may end up going on after all, if Sylvester Stallone gets his new ideas green lit by the studio.

The end is only the beginning in first teaser for Star Trek: Picard It's been nearly seventeen years since the release of STAR TREK: NEMESIS, which was the last time that Patrick Stewart played Captain Jean-Luc Picard, but as we know, the actor is set to return to the role for a new Star Trek TV series. Star Trek: Picard will take place after the destruction of the Romulan Empire and find Picard's life having been radically altered by that… Read More...

The first thing to note about The Perfection is that it’s not an easy film to talk about. To offer anything more than surface observations is to compromise the film’s unexpected nature, so much so that when the trailer was first released at the end of April, people who had already seen the film begged curious viewers to hold off. “I have a love/hate relationship with the trailer,” admits co-writer Eric Charmelo.

Avengers: Endgame served as an end of an era for the MCU so looking back at the first 22 movies released by Marvel Studios, which characters had the most screentime? The answer might just surprise you...

Getty Image One of the stranger stories from last week was when Natalie Portman had to make a public statement saying that she’d never dated Moby, as he claimed in his new memoir. Now the musician is belatedly apologizing for his assertion via a post on Instagram, as caught by Rolling Stone. “As some time has passed I’ve realized that many of the criticisms leveled at me regarding my inclusion of Natalie in Then It Fell Apart are very valid,” Moby wrote.

Polanski's Wife Shames Tarantino for Exploiting the Director in Once Upon a Time Quentin Tarantino brought on actor Rafal Zawierucha to play Roman Polanski in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

James Mangold has released a first look at Ford v Ferrari ahead of the movie's release later this fall.

Men in Black: International is counting on audiences not wanting to get their memories zapped after they see the fourth film in the Men in Black franchise. The Men in Black International box office tracking numbers suggest that the sci-fi action film starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will open to a $40 million debut, less than half of its $110 million budget.

Shazam! will burst onto 4K/Blu-ray on July 16th SPOILER warning. I'll admit to being one of those people who was more than a little surprised when critics and audiences responded enthusiastically to SHAZAM!, and although it wasn't the box-office juggernaut that some of its DC brethren were, it was enough to get the ball rolling on a sequel. Our own Editor-in-Chief Paul Shirey called SHAZAM! an "absolute gem"… Read More...

Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu has quickly established himself as one of the most unique and clever Eastern European directors making original films these days. Between Infinite Football last year, and his new feature at Cannes this year, Porumboiu has proven that his mind is unlike any other and is giving us some of the quirkiest, weirdest, smartest, and most interesting cinema that you'll discover in tiny art house cinema all over the world.

‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Story Details Revealed, Arrives on Netflix in September At the end of last year, we heard the surprising and perplexing news that the Funny or Die web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis was being turned into a movie. The project was already filming at the time, but any details beyond a handful of guests were still under wraps. But that changed today with news on a story that will connect a series of celebrity interviews with The Hangover star, as well as a release date on Netflix.

We are now entering the twilight period of Quentin Tarantino’s career. The director plans on retiring after 10 films, which makes Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, officially labeled as his “ninth” feature, feel like a bittersweet release. Sure, it’s a movie that most of us are dying to see, but it also feels like one step closer towards the end of a remarkable era. If Tarantino really does call it quits soon, Hollywood will lose a true original. As for the movie itself, early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.

Swamp Thing is set to premiere on May 31, and DC Universe has now released a new minute-long teaser promo which features some gruesome new footage and another awesome look at The Earth Elemental himself.

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke was originally in talks to play the Anastasia 'Ana' Steele role in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise.

Calling all Whiskey Cavalier stans: the recently cancelled series is officially dead. ABC pulled the plug on the comedy-drama starring Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan, but the network had entered talks with Warner Bros. to possibly revive it.

With the X-Men back under the Marvel Studios banner, the upcoming Dark Phoenix will serve as the final entry in 20th Century Fox's blockbuster X-Men film franchise and it's shaping up to be huge.

We don't know much about Marvel Studios' plans for WandaVision but a new report may shed some light on the evolution of Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch moving into Phase 4. Hit the jump for details...

The latest film made by acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Diao Yinan (who won the Golden Bear at Berlinale in 2014 with his film Black Coal, Thin Ice) is a noir feature titled The Wild Goose Lake, or Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui in Chinese. Both written and directed by Diao Yinan, this crazy cool crime thriller is about top gangster who ends up on the run from cops when a night of stealing motorbikes goes sideways.

The first season of The Twilight Zone reboot is drawing to a close, and it looks like they saved the creepiest episode for last. In “Blurryman”, a writer finds herself haunted by a mysterious figure. Zazie Beetz, Seth Rogen and Betty Gabriel star, with Simon Kinberg directing. Watch the Twilight Zone season finale trailer below. The Twilight Zone Season Finale I’ve heard from some folks that they’ve been disappointed with the first season of The Twilight Zone revival.

With Ryan Reynolds having made such a splash as the voice of Detective Pikachu for Legendary's POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU, it's been easy for some to forget that, at one point in the early stages of the film's development, DUMBO and DEATH TO SMOOCHY actor Danny DeVito was courted for the role of the sarcastic sleuth version of the Pokemon brand's most iconic character.… Read More...

Is The Suicide Squad a Sequel or Reboot? James Gunn Won't Say Yet Director James Gunn isn't prepared to say whether or not The Suicide Squad is a reboot or a sequel to the 2016 movie.

Double-oh-ouch. A rumor popped-up earlier this month that Bond 25 filming was on hold due to an ankle injury star Daniel Craig suffered on set. Now, we have an update. Craig was indeed injured, and will now undergo knee surgery, but Bond 25 will continue shooting in the meantime. Craig will spend two weeks recovering, and then be back on set drinking martinis and bedding Bond girls with ease. I’m guessing Daniel Craig can’t wait to put this secret agent stuff behind him.

Did Jurassic World 3 Already Begin Shooting in Secret? Several pieces of evidence suggest that Jurassic World 3 may have already started filming, or could it be something else entirely?

Paramount Home Media Distribution has revealed the release dates and special features for the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD debut of Pet Sematary, which will include an alternate ending.

Halston highlights of the glittering life, stratospheric success, and tragic dismantling of an American icon.  Roy Halston Frowick, a boy from the Midwest, came to New York City to put American fashion on the international map in a way never before seen.    Director Frédéric Tcheng and Producer Roland Ballester spoke with LMD about focusing on the designer’s pioneering corporate ventures, and his indelible stamp on fashion as we know it.

"Poets - they're just elusive creatures… Who are married to their muse." Roadside Attractions has debuted an official trailer for a documentary titled Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and stopped by a number of other fests including Thessaloniki, Sun Valley, and CPH:DOX. Made by veteran documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield, this film takes an in-depth look at the relationship between the late folk musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

Amazon The Rundown is a weekly column that highlights some of the biggest, weirdest, and most notable events of the week in entertainment. The number of items will vary, as will the subject matter. It will not always make a ton of sense. Some items might not even be about entertainment, to be honest, or from this week. The important thing is that it’s Friday and we are here to have some fun. ITEM NUMBER ONE — Turns out all those smart and cool people you know had a point There are a lot of television shows out there and I can’t watch all of them. That’s what I said.

Taika Waititi, Netflix bow out of movie about Michael Jackson's pet chimp Taika Waititi has been busier than ever over the last few years, cranking out movies like WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE and the massive THOR: RAGNAROK. He’s got a lot more stuff on his docket, and sadly that means he had to step away from another movie he was slated to work on, BUBBLES, the stop-motion biopic about Michael Jackson as told through the eyes… Read More...

Rise of Skywalker Easter Egg Discovered in Solo Holds Knights of Ren Connection The Rise of Skywalker is officially bringing back the Knights of Ren, which has led to a new discovery in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Okay, so after all of my complaining over last week’s episode, I am happy to say that this week’s Cloak & Dagger episode, “Blue Note” was actually very good. I still have some issues, which maybe just more of a personal thing, and my personal qualms will be the basis for this week’s review. With that said, let’s dive into what worked and what still made me uneasy this week. Andre’s story This week was all about finding out what makes Andre tick. We found out that his headaches hampered his career as a jazz trumpeter.

20th Century Fox Dark fantasy, as a genre, is hard to pin down, but the films on this list should give you a good idea of what happens when these horror-tinged stories are done correctly. Steeped in dark, brooding tones, featuring moody antiheroes, and set in strange, mystical worlds with supernatural villains that force protagonists to confront their own shortcomings — a well-executed dark fantasy film has all of these elements, plus a deeper theme that couples our deepest fears with the greatest heights of human imagination.

Black Mirror is returning for a whole-new season next month – but there’s more in store. Netflix is also launching a video series called Little Black Mirror. The short videos will be aimed at Spanish-speaking audiences, and feature Latinx social media stars. Watch a trailer forLittle Black Mirror, and learn more about the project, below. Little Black Mirror Trailer You want more Black Mirror? Okay, fine – how big do you want it? Do you want a lot…or a little? Because if it’s the latter, Netflix has you covered.

Octavia Spencer and Luke Evans are involved in a tense conversation in the latest clip from Blumhouse's Ma.

Remember when all those internet douchebags were saying it would be nice if Captain Marvel was smiling in the marketing leading up to the movie? Well, the movie already had a hell of a response for those jerks, but a new Captain Marvel deleted scene shows that they almost hit the point home even further with Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) using her powers to bring down that biker who asked her to smile while he was hitting on her in the most douchebag way possible.

Twitter / @jonvoight Saturday, May 25 is the 50th anniversary of the theatrical release of Midnight Cowboy, the first — and only — X-rated film to win the Best Picture Oscar. One the same day, one of its stars, Jon Voight, released a video in which he compared a guy whose employees confuse basic work lingo with Oreo cookies to Abraham Lincoln. Watch Jon Voight end his career and enthusiastically betray his country by calling Traitor Donald Trump the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln — Jack

Will the studio system ever learn how to make a decent music biopic? Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman is another laughably clichéd attempt to tell the story of an all-timer whose life is unquestionably more intriguing and unique than the film depicting it, much like last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody, which Fletcher stepped in to finish after director Bryan Singer was ousted.

Ahead of this week's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! episodes, Marvel has given us a sneak peek at the Guardians confrontation with The Serpent, the evil mastermind behind the Darkhawks army.

Edgar Wright has started work Last Night in Soho, which is the follow up to his acclaimed Baby Driver.

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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