Top Movie News for March 20, 2019

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‘Toy Story’ Fans Are Having A Heated Debate About One Detail In The New Trailer Toy Story, which came out on November 22, 1995, was the first feature-length film to be entirely computer-animated. It was an incredible achievement and most of the graphics still hold up fairly well, except for the humans. Sid was scary enough 24 years ago, but Sid now, with all the advancements in technology has made in the Pixar in the two-plus decades, is a dead-eyed, sharp-lipped nightmare.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Dangerous Love of Easter Eggs Are they a Skrull? Is that a Skrull? IS THE CAT A SKRULL?! Captain Marvel opened last weekend to massive box office numbers and mostly great reviews. In its wake, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe has been thrown into a panic with the introduction of the shapeshifting alien race. But have they been here all along? Maybe! Maybe not! Buzzfeed found a curious Reddit thread that implies the answer may have already been teased in a forgotten snippet from Avengers: Age Of Ultron. In the scene, we see Nick Fury (Samuel L.

Russo Brothers Confirm They’re Misleading Audiences Again With ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailers When it comes to Marvel movie trailers, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that we shouldn’t believe what we see.

Quentin Tarantino Will Return to Cannes with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Tarantino plans to premiere his latest epic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at Cannes, where he launched Pulp Fiction.

John David Washington Takes the Lead in New Christopher Nolan Movie John David Washington will lead Christopher Nolan's mysterious new movie, which will be released next summer.

Deadpool Goes to Disney School as Ryan Reynolds Celebrates Fox Deal The Disney/Fox deal is officially complete which means future Deadpool movies will be made by the Mouse House.

Better get watching fast, a ton of good stuff is leaving Netflix next month. Continue reading…

Tim Miller's Terminator gets a new and dark title for its November release Come with me if you want to learn the new title of Tim Miller's upcoming Terminator film. All you need is your clothes, your boots, and a tolerance for moody sub-titles. Today we've learned that the upcoming Tim Miller-directed, James Cameron produced Terminator feature will henceforth be known as TERMINATOR: DARK FATE. Little else is known about the film at this time, though it's… Read More...

Detective Pikachu Used Danny DeVito for Early Voice Tests Visual effects artist Greg Baxter reveals Danny DeVito was used in early Detective Pikachu tests before Ryan Reynolds was hired.

On the March 18, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, to discuss the best movies he saw at the SXSW Film Festival. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter: Jacob has returned from the SXSW Film Festival! In Our Feature Presentation: Jacob talks about the best and worst of SXSW. Shout-outs to smaller films and pilots: NOS42, What We Do in the Shadows, and Extra Ordinary.

Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher is currently shooting in Spain, and now a photo from the set has started doing the rounds which may provide a fresh look at Henry Cavill in the main role. Check it out.

Lucy in the Sky Trailer Takes Natalie Portman on a Life-Changing Trip to Space Natalie Portman plays astronaut Lucy Cole in the first trailer for Lucy in the Sky from director Noah Hawley, also starring Jon Hamm.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts & Michael B. Jordan team for Detroit-based monster movie It seems that KONG: SKULL ISLAND director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is eager to return to the realm of monsters as THR has reported that he's set to direct and produce a "creature-feature" for New Regency, which will also count Michael B. Jordan (CREED II) as a producer as well. As expected, plot details are being kept under wraps for now, but it's said that… Read More...

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, the sequel series to Penny Dreadful, just hired a familiar face. Rory Kinnear, who played Frankenstein’s monster on the original series, has joined the cast as a new character named Dr. Peter Craft. The new series will be set in Los Angeles in the 1930s, and features elements of Mexican-American folklore. More on the Penny Dreadful sequel cast below. Deadline reports that Rory Kinnear is returning to the world of Penny Dreadful. Kinnear will play Dr.

Famed Documentarian Alex Gibney On His HBO Film On Elizabeth Holmes And ‘The Psychology Of Fraud’ HBO In the years since Alex Gibney won an Independent Spirit for Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room in 2005 (which he followed with an Oscar for Taxi To The Dark Side, in 2007), he’s directed an average of about three documentaries a year. And that’s not even including his producing credits, of which he had seven in 2018 and 11 in 2017. It’s an astounding output for any filmmaker, let alone a documentarian, working in a medium where directors frequently spend years on one project.

Dune Remake Begins Shooting, Official Synopsis Released Denis Villeneuve is bringing Frank Herbert's iconic novel Dune to the big screen and production has officially begun.

We had heard that season 2 of DC Universe's Titans would introduce Slade Wilson and his children, and now the streaming service has announced that model/YouTube star Chella Man will play Jericho...

In less than a month, HELLBOY will finally be unleashed, and although the Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT) film has continuously been touted as a "darker, more horror version of Hellboy," much of what we've seen of the reboot has pumped up the humour. The first HELLBOY clip has now arrived, and it finds Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (Ian McShane) informing Hellboy (David Harbour)… Read More...

‘Game of Thrones’ Writers Defend Last Season’s Controversial Pacing Choices For the first several seasons of Game of Thrones, the show made a point to take things slowly in terms of travel, establishing huge distances between its major cities and building the reality of its fantasy world by having characters traverse those distances across long stretches of episodes. But in season 7, it was as if the show mounted an ACME rocket, lit the fuse, and hung on for dear life as it rocketed forward at a breakneck pace. Now some of the folks involved with creating the show have addressed that increase in speed and defended their choice to pick up the pace.

Amy Seimetz Talks Pet Sematary and Her Life with Horror [Exclusive] We chat with actress and filmmaker Amy Seimetz in honor of the new adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary.

Jordan Peele Wants You to Know Us Is 100% a Horror Movie Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele wants to make sure everyone is aware that his new nightmare Us is 100% a horror movie.

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara Exits Company in Wake of Scandal After six years leading the company, Kevin Tsujihara is out as the chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment. WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey released a statement today explaining the decision: “It is in the best interest of WarnerMedia, Warner Bros., our employees and our partners for Kevin to step down as Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Kevin has contributed greatly to the studio’s success over the past 25 years and for that we thank him.

Missing Link Set Visit: An Incredible Tour of Laika Studios We spend a day behind the scenes of stop motion animated feature, Missing Link. Starring Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, and Zoe Saldana.

As a veteran part-time seasonal worker myself, I instantly empathized with Wendy (Karina Fontes) in the new trailer for Body at Brighton Rock, written and directed by Roxanne Benjamin. Working at a state park in a mountainous American region, Wendy must take on what's described as a "rough trail assignment at the end of the season." So, a lonely trail, no doubt, and also one that is not familiar to her. Also, it could be fraught with unknown dangers, like wild animals, hungry for new blood. Or, she might stumble upon ...

Want your first look at official Stranger Things 3 footage? Today’s your lucky day! Sort of! A new Stranger Things 3 teaser has just been unleashed, and it features…some rats. There’s not a lot here, but it’s clearly shot in a way that suggests it is indeed footage from the new season, and likely teasing a trailer to come. It’s not much, but if you’ve been craving that Stranger content, it’s better than nothing. Stranger Things 3 Teaser it's almost feeding time ?

Getty Image Cardi has turned into the hottest female rapper over the past year. She undoubtedly put together the better remix to “Thotiana” as compared to her rival, Nicki Minaj, who now gets Cardi chants at her own shows. In her free time, she’s licking prestigious awards and now, you can add in a starring role alongside Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu. Joining the famous trio are Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook), and Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King).

There are a few notable complications, though. Continue reading…

Producer Peter Safran says The Rock's Black Adam movie will happen before the character squares off against Shazam in the DC universe.

The last time we saw The Flash on the big screen, he was racing Superman at the end of Justice League. Fans of the speedy superhero have hoped that a solo movie for Barry Allen would soon follow, and actor Ezra Miller is among those anxious for the character to return to theaters in his own spinoff adventure. Fortunately, Warner Bros. is all for finally giving The Flash his first live-action motion picture and plans are already set in motion. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest...Read MoreRead Comments

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2’ Trailer: Being Wicked Never Felt So Good Just like magic, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is back in no time at all with its second season. Or rather, part 2 of the Netflix teenage fantasy-drama series, based on the streaming service’s confusing labeling of its recent original shows. But you know who’s not confused? Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka), who has fully embraced the wicked side of herself and is exploring her identity and relationship with Satan — as well as her romantic relationships with poor ex-boyfriend Harvey Kinkle (Ross Lynch) and warlock Nicholas Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood).

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The Batman Will Be Set in the 90s? A new rumor suggests that Matt Reeves' The Batman will be set in the 90s with the Caped Crusader making good use of his detective skills.

Nearly two years after Disney’s multi-billion dollar deal to acquire key entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox was announced, the Disney-Fox acquisition has been completed to the tune of $71.3 billion. The acquisition wil become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time March 20, 2019. 21st Century Fox announced that the long-standing deal for the Walt Disney Company to acquire its key assets, including the 20th Century Fox film and TV studio, Fox’s entertainment cable networks, and its international assets, has been completed.

With 2 episodes to go until season 9 of The Walking Dead wraps up, a synopsis for the finale would seem to confirm that the series will follow the disturbing events of the comics. Possible spoilers ahead.

Marvel's Black Widow Movie Targets Florence Pugh Rising actress Florence Pugh is in talks to star opposite Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow.

(This post contains spoilers for season 1 of Star Wars Resistance.) Like its spiritual animated predecessors, Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars, Star Wars Resistance complements the Star Wars movie trilogies. In this case, it’s the Sequel Trilogy, with a tale of underdogs fighting their battles in other corners of the galaxy.

John Cena shows off the original opening to Bumblebee before it was changed for the theatrical release.

Time to open up the Bird Box universe again. After Josh Malerman‘s 2014 post-apocalyptic thriller novel inspired the Netflix mega-hit starring Sandra Bullock and that life-threatening viral “challenge,” we’re getting a Bird Box sequel this fall.

HBO Along with the Fyre Festival films, Leaving Neverland has been one of the most talked about documentaries of 2019 so far. It turns out that director Dan Reed thinks there’s more to say when it comes to Michael Jackson, and he has expressed a desire to make a Leaving Neverland sequel. In a recent interview with The Film Stage, Reed said that he is interested in making a movie about Jackson’s 2005 trial (The People of the State of California v. Michael Joe Jackson), in which he was accused of molesting Gavin Arvizo, who was 13 years old at the time.

I saw Hungarian director/writer László Nemes' sophomore film Sunset at this year's Film Comment Selects series and was blown away by it. It is just as strong as his phenomenal debut film Son of Saul, a riveting Holocaust drama that brought him awards and international recognition. Layered, complex and technically brilliant, Sunset is a challenging film that will leave an indelible mark on many year-end lists as one of the best films of 2019.

Last week, the best news of the year came with word that Disney and Marvel Studios had reversed their decision to remove James Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The filmmaker will return to the franchise that he originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but before that, James Gunn will have to make good on his deal to enter the DC Extended Universe with The Suicide Squad. The Suicide Squad has been referred to as the sequel to the 2016 movie Suicide Squad, but according to producer Peter Safran, we shouldn’t be thinking of this movie as Suicide Squad 2 at all.

J.K. Rowling Tells the Truth Behind Dumbledore & Grindelwald's Intense Relationship The Harry Potter author has confirmed the sexual relationship between the two characters, which has been speculated for a while.

Locus Animation has unveiled an official trailer for RED SHOES & THE SEVEN DWARFS, a new take on the Snow White fairy tale that's bound to turn some heads later this year. Directed and written by TREE ROBO producer Sung-ho Hong, the above trailer is a far cry from the footage we saw back in June of 2017, which included a scene of Snow stripping in… Read More...

Andrew Garfield was recently asked about The Amazing Spider-Man and decided to reminisce about his two movies in the franchise.

Although Syfy's Z Nation wrapped up its five-season run late last year, the franchise has been resurrected in the form of Black Summer, a prequel series which takes place during the early days of the zombie apocalypse; A little like Z Nation's very own Fear the Walking Dead. The upcoming series, which will be released on Netflix, stars Jaime King (Hart of Dixie) as Rose, a mother separated from her daughter who embarks on a heartbreaking journey to find her. Along the way, she joins… Read More...

Universal Pictures has released a new behind the scenes look at Jordan Peele's Us ahead of its release this weekend.

After a trip to the future, next week's episode of Arrow brings us back to the present as Oliver Queen begins to investigate his newfound sister Emiko, and what he finds is troubling to say the least...

I live in Texas, so when I see the words 'yellow rose,' I immediately think of the famed folk song "The Yellow Rose of Texas." This is a film site, of course, not a music site, and so we're talking about Yellow Rose, a film, which was written and directed by first time feature female filmmaker Diane Paragas. Yellow Rose will open the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, which kicks off its 35th edition on May 2, 2019. As it happens, the title of the opening night film is no coincidence.

Summit Entertainment John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum rides into town in less than two months. One can only rewatch the trailer of the dogs fighting on Keanu’s side so many times, but all has mostly been quiet on this front for weeks. That’s appropriate considering that the first movie about this retired hitman was a sleeper hit, but the people demand more teasing tidbits. It’s a little frustrating, yes? Well, Empire has gathered up a tiny slice of information, along with an exclusive photo of the threequel’s lead villain.

The Transformers universe is about to get a whole lot sexier. According to franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, new Transformers movies might introduce a love story between Transformers – because sure, why not? What else is there left to do with this series but have two giant robots cuddling up and getting busy? They could even play some Barry White music from their car radios. And when they kiss…sparks could fly. Literally.

Arrival screenwriter Eric Heisserer talks about his A Nightmare on Elm Street remake and confirms there was a version where Freddy Krueger remained innocent.

Shout! Factory is unleashing a fresh 2K scan of the 1950s sci-fi movie, Tarantula. The first time the classic has ever been available on blu-ray.

While staring at an exercise advertisement in a coffee shop, Annie (Aidy Bryant) is confronted by “Toned Tonya,” the woman pictured in the ad. She speaks to Annie in a condescending manner, talking about her weight as if it’s a burden of some sort. “There’s a small person inside of you, dying to get out!” Tonya says with enthusiasm (and unknowing disrespect). Annie’s weight (and the conversation surrounding it) is something that many plus-size women experience.

Last summer, Alamo Drafthouse tested their own movie ticket subscription service called Season Pass. Now they’re bringing it to all of their theater locations before the end of the year. Business Insider has word from Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League that the Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass will be available before the end of 2019. This comes after a beta version launched at the Drafthouse locations in Yonkers, New York and Raleigh, North Carolina.

After cleaning up all awards season, Sony Pictures' Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning animated superhero feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has finally arrived on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD!

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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