Top Movie News for October 23, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch Talks About How Doctor Strange Will Feature In Phase 4 We are so very close to Doctor Strange now. The film is just around the corner, and we are about to see the mystic world being introduced into the MCU. However, as with every Marvel film, there is one eye already to the future. Speaking to Comicbook, Benedict Cumberbatch talked about the character’s role in Phase 4, and how he will become part of the larger MCU. There’s a lot going on [in] this story [Doctor Strange] that will lead you to understand why he’ll play a key role in the next phase.

Rumor: Han Solo Will Win the Millennium Falcon in His Standalone 'Star Wars' Movie Even if you do live under a rock, you probably still heard the news on Friday that Donald Glover would be joining the Star Wars Han Solo prequel movie as dapper smuggler Lando Calrissian. Since the news broke, fans have speculated as to how the two characters would come together in the story. Would Lucasfilm focus on the earlier days of Han Solo’s smuggling career and the friendship between the two men? Or would it get right to the heart of the matter and show Han Solo winning the Millennium Falcon from his friend? Continue reading…

James Gunn Is Bummed Out That Tim Miller Left Deadpool Last night, we all found out about Tim Miller leaving Deadpool 2 from what looks to be a creative clash with Ryan Reynolds. It’s certainly not a great thing for the production, and does put the movie into a little limbo. Seeing the director leave is bumming out a few people too. One of those is Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. In a tweet, the director showed support for Miller, praising him as integral to the first film. Honestly bummed about Tim Miller leaving Deadpool.

CONFIRMED: AT&T Purchases Time Warner For $85.4 Billion AT & T will soon own Time Warner, which means they control all of that company's subsidiary assets like HBO, TNT, DC Comics, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Warner Bros.

Casting Bits: Jennifer Lawrence Gets Jazzy, Leonardo DiCaprio Rocks & Chris Pine Is Lost In Time Three of Hollywood’s prettiest faces just landed three new projects in this edition of Casting Bits: Jennifer Lawrence will play a jazz icon Leonardo DiCaprio will help create some of rock’s biggest stars Chris Pine will get lost in time Find out more about these casting updates after the jump. Jennifer Lawrence to play Zelda Fitzgerald After showing us her pipes with a little song in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, The Hollywood Reporter has learned Jennifer Lawrence is about to dive deep into the musical world with Zelda, a new biopic about jazz icon Zelda Fitzgerald.

Weekend Box Office Report: October 21-23, 2016 Boo! Madea scares off the competition! Tyler Perry once again donned his dress and wig for audience amusement this weekend and put BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN on top at the box office with an estimated opening of $27.6 million! The seventh movie in Perry's Madea franchise had a strong start, only surpassed by the $30 million opening of MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION in 2006 and the series high $41... Read More...

Watch Jason Momoa Smash a Justice League Aquaman Ice Sculpture Jason Momoa bids farewell to his favorite bar during a Justice League wrap party, smashing his Aquaman ice sculpture in the process

Last night Tom Hanks hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in 10 years, and the energy he brought to the show certainly elevated the writing and cast from their misstep of an episode last weekend with Emily Blunt. Honestly, I thought there was only one truly bad sketch the entire night, and it wasn’t even downright awful.

Logan: New Image Confirms Dafne Keen is Playing Laura A.K.A. X-23 From a whisper to a roar, the viral marketing behind Logan was turned up to 11 after the teaser trailer and then trailer for Logan were released earlier this week.

Marvel Expect A Captain Marvel Director By The End Of The Year (And  How They Will Hire Them) Captain Marvel isn’t the most imminent Marvel movie, but it also isn’t that far away either. The film doesn’t yet have a director either which seems like something we should be getting soon. When speaking to Vulture, Marvel’s Kevin Feige said we could probably expect to hear something soon. He said they expect to have a director nailed down by the end of the year, and also opened the curtain just a little on the process of picking a director for a film. He said: I expect to have a director by the end of the year.

Looks like Dwayne Johnson’s next project is taking him back to his humble origins, and is further proof that either the actor/producer never sleeps, or has cloned himself at some point in the past five years.Variety is reporting that Johnson’s next project comes in the form of a currently-untitled comedy, which has already been nabbed by Fox for a pilot commitment.

Steve Dillon, best known for Preacher, Hellblazer, Doctor Who and Judge Dredd, has passed away at age 54.   Dillon got his start in the comic book industry at the incredibly young age of 16, drawing the Marvel UK Hulk anthology series.  In the '90s, Dillon would team with Garth Ennis to form one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking writer/artist teams in the history of comics.  There are currently no further details regarding the nature of his passing but we at CBM would like to express our condolences to his friends and family.

Chad Stahelski took the Aliens approach when it came to John Wick: Chapter 2 It's a hard task to follow up a successful film and after JOHN WICK blew us all away and a sequel was announced, we were left hoping that JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO wouldn't wind up falling short. Sequels which are as good, or even better, as their predecessors do exist, but they're definitely a rare breed. JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO director Chad Stahelski spoke with Collider... Read More...

Co-Writer And Krampus Director In Talks To Direct Godzilla 2 Just yesterday I reported that Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields had been brought on to write the Godzilla sequel. Well, things are apparently moving fast on that. ScreenCrush are reporting that Dougherty is in talks to direct the film too.

The first season of Jessica Jones was met with widespread critical acclaim, but despite the fact that it featured a female lead and covered sensitive topics like sexual assault, only around a third of the thirteen episodes had a woman behind the camera.

Joss Whedon Is Working On A World War II Horror Movie Following his hard work on The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and some of the harsh words from critics and fans, director Joss Whedon took a much deserved break from putting himself out there. He stepped away from Twitter, only to come back just in time to create the Save the Day voting initiative with a lot of his Avengers stars, and now he’s getting back in the groove of making movies again.

Conjured up out of America's obsession with spiritualism in the 19th century, "Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board" was created in 1891 by entrepreneur Charles Kennard and attorney Elijah Bond, and made by the Kennard Novelty Company. After Kennard and Bond left the company in the early 1900s, William Fuld, one of the company's first employees, took over and continued making the popular spirit board. By 1920, the game had become such a fixture of American culture that Norman Rockwell featured a couple playing with a Ouija board on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.

Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal Are Conniving and Stylish in New 'Nocturnal Animals' Trailer After premiering at the Venice Film Festival and receiving its second prize, and screening at this year’s TIFF, Nocturnal Animals is finally heading to theaters. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams as two dangerously stylish divorcees who reconnect after he publishes a violent and upsetting book that is, for some reason, dedicated to her. Continue reading…

Salma Hayek claims that Donald Trump planted a National Enquirer story about her after she denied his date invitation. “When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number,” she said in an interview with a nationally syndicated Spanish radio show on Friday, according to BuzzFeed.

"In this fiction, we all revolve around the protagonist." The Orchard has released an official US trailer for Pablo Larraín's other film this year, titled Neruda, about a Chilean Senator in the 1940s who is chased by a police man. Larraín is a filmmaker everyone should be getting to know, especially with two great films this year - his other one is Jackie starring Natalie Portman (his first English-language feature). We ran the first trailer for Neruda back in May, just before it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Jack Reacher 2 Stars Talk Action Scenes & Working with Tom Cruise Tom Cruise is known for kicking ass and taking names in action films. He prides himself on doing his own insane stunts and his latest film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, is no exception. However, this time Cruise is not the only badass on the big screen.

Barry Jenkins‘ Moonlight is already being called one of the best movies of the year, and not without reason. It’s a visual feast quaking with beauty and sadness, a hushed poem of pain and romance, and a piece of filmmaking that feels more alive . But most people will also be talking about Moonlight for its actors, and its triads of shattering, magnetic performances. Continue reading…

Bill Murray for President? Oh, hell yes. But a run for the Oval Office is not what brought the legendary comedian to the White House on Friday. Murray is in Washington D.C.

Who has the gall to turn down the Boss, you ask? None other than Harry Potter. Bruce Springsteen has revealed he wrote a song for the franchise during its early days. Unfortunately, the Academy Award-winning musician’s personal ballad went unused, but he still hopes we’ll hear it in a theater one day. Below, learn more about the scrapped Bruce Springsteen Harry Potter song. It’s a little tricky to imagine Bruce Springsteen’s distinctly American voice singing a tune during the very British Harry Potter adventures.

By Octavio Karbank A little over a week ago I found myself with the unique opportunity to sit down with writers Max Landis and Arvind Ethan David and talk about Dirk Gently. Not just the comic, mind you, but the upcoming TV show as well. For those who are curious, it debuts tonight. I’ll admit, I wasn’t too familiar with the infamous Dirk Gently and his quirky adventures before the interview. I’d read one or two comics, I knew Dirk Gently was a creation of the legendary Douglas Adams, and for some reason reminded me of the Doctor from Doctor Who, but that was about it. Now back to Mr.

This Blumhouse Production started shooting almost three years ago. For unknown reasons, Brad Peyton‘s horror film Incarnate has been sitting on the shelf for a while. The WWE co-production is also Peyton’s first horror movie. He previously directed San Andreas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, so this Aaron Eckhart-led exorcism movie is uncharted territory for the director. Now there’s a new Incarnate trailer you can watch below. Dr.

Leonardo DiCaprio has been rather vocal when it comes to fighting for environmental issues. He’s produced several documentaries about climate change, clean energy and more such as The 11th Hour, Catching the Sun and Before the Flood.

Netflix’s grimy little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has really flourished in the past couple of years, with all the leading heroes now preparing to team up in 2017’s The Defenders. Meanwhile, the big-screen side of the MCU is still chugging along nicely, with all their leading heroes set to come together in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. But could the Defenders ever make the leap to the movies? According to Marvel chief Kevin Feige, it’s a matter of “timing.” Collider asked Feige about the possibility of a Marvel movies Netflix crossover.

The Vampire Diaries kicked off its eighth and final season with a bang last night and next week, the madness continues.  When Stefan gets a beat on Damon & Enzo's next target, he, Bonnie, & Caroline race to North Carolina, which is coincidentally the residence of his great niece Sarah Salvatore Nelson, to stop the duo before all hell breaks loose. While Bonnie takes desperate measures to save Enzo, Stefan gives Caroline a major surprise.

Just a little under a month to go until we're all taken back into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with J.K. Rowling's latest magical creation - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film will take us on a journey into the '20s where we'll meet magizoologist Newt Scamander and follow him as he arrives in America and subsequently has his suitcase full of magical beasts break free.

This week saw the television debut of The Justice Society of America.  A lesser known part of the DC Universe, JSA debuted in All-Star Comics #3 in 1940.  With initial success because of the popularity from World War II JSA survived for ten years but then was cancelled and the focus switched to Justice League.  Ever since then JSA has only seen a small amount of success in comics with a majority of its founding members being replaced with more popular known characters. This week’s episode saw the Legends go back in time to save The Justice Society of

Jessica Henwick, best known as the whip-wielding member of Game of Thrones' Sand Snakes was in attendance at the world-premiere of Marvel's Doctor Strange and discussed her role in the upcoming Netflix Iron Fist series as Colleen Wing.

In a Valley of Violence is steeped in classic archetypes, with fantastic performances from Taissa Farmiga and John Travolta.

“Jason Bourne” star Matt Damon will become the latest marquee Hollywood name to speak at the Producers Guild of America’s third-annual “Produced By: New York” conference, joining the likes of Chris Rock and Tina Fey at the Oct. 29 event. Damon will participate — by remote video link — in a panel about “Manchester by the Sea,” Amazon Studios’ drama about tragedy in a small New England town that Damon produced. He will join fellow producers Kimberly Steward, Lauren Beck, Chris Moore, and Kevin J.

“America had won the war. The Depression was over.” Thus, within the first minute of “American Pastoral,” the voice of Philip Roth‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1997 novel becomes that of an elderly spouse explaining the plot of a movie in a crowded theater.

Wonder Woman celebrates her 75th anniversary today and direct Zack Snyder shared a new photo of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the Justice League movie.Earlier today we reported that Wonder Woman who has long been recognized as the global icon representing justice, peace and equality, was named by the United Nations as an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. The appointment was announced by the United Nations at a ceremony also attended by Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the beloved 1970s television series, and Gal Gadot, who will star

Where Does Wolverine 3 Fit Into the X-Men Timeline? Logan goes beyond anything that has happened before in the X-Men movie universe, but is it playing fare with the timeline?

Like you guys, I'm a massive fan of all things comic book, fantasy, and sci-fi (why else do you think I do this for a living?).

Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) had quite day in the last episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. She assisted the fugitive Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet), got into a fight with the Watch Dogs and discovered that Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Holden Radcliffe (John Hannah) have created an unauthorized artificial intelligence and given it an android body. None of this would be a problem, except Simmons has to take regular lie-detector tests and she really can’t lie. What will the fall out be?

Sir Ridley Scott has quite the talented family. His three children have all directed feature films. The last feature Scott’s eldest son, Jake Scott, directed was Welcome to the Rileys, a compelling drama with memorable performances. The director made his feature filmmaking debut with the little-known Plunkett & Macleane, which, even in Jake Scott’s eyes, is a very rough around the edges first movie.

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is expected to stay on through the close of the company’s acquisition by AT&T and is unlikely to be replaced by former Fox top executive Peter Chernin, the companies made clear on Saturday after news of the mega merger broke. In a conference call with reporters, AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson said that maintaining continuity of the top talent at Time Warner was a major factor in the desire to acquire the company. Also Read: What AT&T, Time Warner Deal Means for Content Amid a Flood of Distribution “I made it clear to Jeff that the talent

'Rogue One' Gets a Rumored Runtime Sometimes I feel sorry for studio executives. You put so much time and money into making sure you run a tight ship  —  absolutely no leaks, meaning that you get to dictate when and where details about your new film are released to the public  —  and then one of your corporate partners accidentally posts a key plot point or a character photo on their website earlier than you intended, and all that hard work has been wiped away. It’s tough work keeping Hollywood’s secrets, especially for a movie as big as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Continue reading…

With his brother Uriel (Michael Imperioli) coming to town, things are getting even stranger for Lucifer (Tom Ellis) as he helps Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) try to solve the murder of his favorite action star. Lucifer airs Mondays at 9 PM on FOX. Welcome To Devil Time – Sneak Peek Of The Next Lucifer

Box Office

  • 1. Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween
    Gross: $27,600,000
    Total: $27,600,000
  • 2. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
    Gross: $23,000,000
    Total: $23,000,000
  • 3. Ouija: Origin Of Evil
    Gross: $14,057,130
    Total: $14,057,130
  • 4. Accountant, The
    Gross: $14,025,000
    Total: $47,920,381
  • 5. Girl On The Train, The
    Gross: $7,269,155
    Total: $58,901,485

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