Top Movie News for May 21, 2018

Deadpool 2 writers talk about that shocking, A-list celebrity cameo **SPOILERS FOR DEADPOOL 2** Don’t ever let it be said that the people behind the DEADPOOL movies don’t know how to craft a perfect meta gag, lest the speaker have their head lopped off their shoulders. DEADPOOL 2 is filled with references, fourth-wall breaks, and celebrity cameos, with one in particular shocking everyone. Now the writers share the funny story as to how it all... Read More...

Michael Keaton Set to Return in the Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel As we reported earlier, Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to join the cast of the sequel to Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. While THR was reporting that he was being cast as Mysterio, the report from Variety had an interesting piece of information about it: Michael Keaton, who played the Vulture in the first movie, is going to return as well. At the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Vulture was very much still alive and in prison where he didn’t give up Spider-Man’s name to Mac Gargan, aka The Scorpion.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Blu-ray and Digital Release Dates Have Been Revealed Avengers: Infinity War is still dominating the box office, but it will soon start dominating the home release sales. The massive Marvel Studios movie has already confirmed its Blu-ray and digital release dates.

Every Star Wars Movie Should Have an Opening Crawl Lucasfilm is keeping the famous Star Wars opening for the main saga movies only. Here’s why that’s a huge mistake. Continue reading…

Westworld: “Akane No Mai” Offers Up a Thrilling and Bloody Introduction to Shogun World “This place was never home.” Last week saw old William stunned as his daughter rode up to greet him, but their reunion is put on the backburner this time around as we return to two other main characters. Maeve and company are introduced to the honorable wonders and bloody demises of a nearby park called Shogun World, and Dolores moves one tragic step closer to escaping Westworld.

Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon Join 'John Wick: Chapter 3' Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon and more are joining Keanu’s assassin for ‘John Wick: Chapter 3.’ Continue reading…

First Trailer for Andy Serkis' 'Mowgli' Is the Darker Side of the 'Jungle Book' We Know The first trailer for Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli’ teases his much darker take on the ‘Jungle Book’ we know. Continue reading…

Johnny Depp & Forest Whitaker in Trailer for Crime Film 'City of Lies' "A murder like that only goes unsolved, if the police don't want to solve it." Global Road Entertainment has released the first official trailer for City of Lies, a new investigative thriller from director Brad Furman (of The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner, The Infiltrator). The film is about how the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG spark an investigation, following an LAPD detective who has spent two decades trying to solve his biggest case. Johnny Depp stars as Detective Russell Poole, and co-stars with Forest Whitaker, a reporter named Jack Jackson.

Asia Argento Says She Knew About Luc Besson Sexual Assault Allegations On Saturday, French director Luc Besson was accused of rape around the same time Asia Argento was delivering her fiery Cannes speech. Continue reading…

‘The LEGO Movie 2’ Logo Reveals the Sequel’s Punny Title It’s been four years since The LEGO Movie hit theaters and surprised the hell out of everyone by being one of the most original and entertaining animated movies of the year. After the film’s success, a sequel was almost immediately announced, but since this is an animated movie we’re talking about, it’s taken some time to get it off the ground. Thankfully, the movie is starting to take shape, and we have an official title.

‘The Chi’ Creator Lena Waithe to Get ‘Trailblazer’ Award at 2018 ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’ “The Chi” creator Lena Waithe will receive the Trailblazer Award at June’s 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards.” The trophy “recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment,” per MTV. The “Master of None” scribe made history as the first woman of color to win an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.” Waithe recently starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” and is also writing and producing “Twenties,” a pilot that was recently picked up by TBS

Barack and Michelle Obama Officially Strike Multi-Year Deal with Netflix When things seem low, Netflix goes high. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have officially entered a multi-year “storytelling partnership” with the streaming service to produce multiple movies and TV shows. This Netflix deal potentially includes scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and feature films. Yes, you heard that right: scripted series.

Stan Lee Asks Mark Zuckerberg And Fans For Help With Getting Back His Social Media Accounts Getty Image Characters he created are setting box office records as Marvel continues to take over the entertainment world, but in his personal life, Stan Lee seems to be on his heels. Multiple reports of the 95-year-old’s assets being taken advantage of by outside parties have surfaced over the last few months, detailing his bank accounts being emptied, his blood being used for unauthorized signatures on comics, and his inner circle shrinking with what he claims to be a fraudulent sale of his likeness to a Chinese company which he’s suing for one billion dollars.

Solo Didn't Make Kevin Smith Cry, But Smile & Flap His Fanboy Fins Kevin Smith has deemed Solo: A Star Wars Story worthy of the Star Wars universe.

TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead - Season 4, Episode 6 Season 4, Episode 6: Just in Case PLOT: While John searches for information about Naomi/Laura in the present, we learn more about her during a supply run in the past. REVIEW: Like the previous episode Laura, this week's episode of Fear the Walking Dead is primarily focused on the season's new character Laura, a.k.a. Naomi (Jenna Elfman), but thankfully this one also features a couple good scenes with returning... Read More...

Cannes 2018: ‘Searching For Ingmar Bergman’ with Margarethe von Trotta The German New Wave icon discusses her exploration of Swedish master Ingmar Bergman. Margarethe von Trotta is frequently hailed as a driving force in the New German Cinema Movement. After acting for filmmakers like Rainer Werner Fassbinder, von Trotta abandoned performing to direct with her 1975 film The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum. Since then von Trotta has directed fourteen features. Searching for Ingmar Bergman is the director’s first foray into documentary filmmaking and follows von Trotta on her personal journey through Bergman’s work.

Paramount Pictures recently released a new trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and now it’s time for some character posters. We have nine new posters from the movie showcasing all of the main characters this time around. What’s a nice change of pace is seeing three women among the men. This series has always been pretty male heavy with one woman in the group at a time. It’s nice to see we’re moving away from that in this next installment.

Critics’ Groups Give Top Cannes Awards to Korean Drama ‘Burning’ Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning” has been named the best film of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival by two critics’ groups, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and the International Cinephile Society. The Korean director’s leisurely paced love-triangle drama has topped all critics’ polls at the festival.

Real-Life Superhero Movie is a Surprise Box Office Hit Deadpool won the weekend, but another iconic figure has the bigger box office story. Unsurprisingly, Deadpool 2 topped the box office chart over the weekend. The sequel even broke an attendance record in its debut, selling the most tickets ever for an R-rated movie on a Friday opening day: 5.8 million. That’s a few hundred-thousand people more than the first Deadpool (5.5 million) and last fall’s IT (5.6 million).

The Winners of Cannes 2018 and Where to Find Them Netflix picked up two of this year’s honored movies, while others are coming soon to theaters. The 71st Cannes Film Festival has ended, and between having its own women’s march, bringing Star Wars back to the festival, seeing the return of Lars von Trier, and hearing Asia Argento’s searing awards ceremony speech, this year was as eventful and political as ever. And politics are certainly reflected in the winners of this year’s top prizes in the festival’s main competition.

Jim Carrey put his artistic talents to use to tackle gun manufacturers and the rash of school shootings with his latest work on Monday, offering a somber view on the topic. The work, posted to Carrey’s Twitter account on Monday — days after the nation’s latest school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas — to offer his thoughts on the topic, both in picture and text. “New Pledge for a Generation Betrayed,” Carrey wrote of the art, which depicted a classroom with rows of empty desks and windows riddled with bullet holes. Also Read: Piers Morgan Thumps Tru

Season 1 of Marvel's Luke Cage enlisted a talented group of artists, and now the second season looks set to match the previous season's impressive lineup as they recruit a wide variety of musical guests...

We have a new TV spot for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Scott Derrickson the writer and director of Doctor Strange has taken to Twitter to reveal his personal favourite comic book movie and it's not one that's in the MCU catalog. Check it out...

This weekend brought the 43rd season of Saturday Night Live to a close with beloved cast member Tina Fey returning to host the finale. Whenever a cast member comes back as host for the season finale, then we’re usually in store for a ton of cameos from former cast members coming to play around on the show. But last night’s finale brought so much more than that. When Tina Fey hosted Saturday Night Live last night, she brought quite the array of celebrity cameos, making for one of the most star-studded monologues I’ve seen in awhile.

Well, another Disney trip has finished, and I am armed with a number of photos and stories. Most of them are food related, such as this post dedicated to the cupcakes found inside the All Star Music resort, as well as the Main Street Confectionery inside of Magic Kingdom! Now, there are countless cupcakes throughout the resort. Each one is as grand as the next, and they’re all whimsical and delightful! I can see why people would want to come back again and again — you can’t possibly try them all in one day.

So there was a Royal Wedding the other day. You may have noticed. But while watching the ceremony, there was a comparison that some found hard to avoid… I was hoping Peter Cook from the Princess Bride would do the ceremony. — Topper Harley (@TopperChefrt256) May 20, 2018 I wanted Peter Cook to do it.

Why do I keep doing this? Why do I write reviews, why do I write about films? Why do I even watch films? What is the point of pursuing a creative life when you know that maybe there's nothing waiting for you at the end - no fame, no fortune, no glory. Why? My favorite films are those that challenge me and stimulate me intellectually, that ask big questions and stoke discussions about existence and society and humanity. The Wild Pear Tree, originally titled Ahlat Agaci in Turkish, is the latest film to do this.

We are so pleased to report that after almost 30 years, Terry Gilliam was finally able to show The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to an audience. Closing out the famed Cannes Film Festival Saturday night, the gathered audience treated the 77 year old filmmaker to a standing ovation last almost 15 minutes long.  Why you ask? Because he’s finally completed his quest. We’re not kidding when we say almost 30 years, as this seemingly impossible dream of Gilliam’s began life back in 1989.

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch reveals his upcoming Fast & Furious spin-off featuring Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs and Jason Statham's Shaw will be a grounded origin story.

Variety has learned that Maleficent 2 has added a new cast member to their ranks. Jenn Murray, who played Chastity Barebone in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, has joined the cast in an unknown role. Editorial credit: Twocoms / Shutterstock.com A follow-up to the massive hit of 2014 that took in over $700 million at the world wide box office Disney has been saying that a sequel has been on the way for years. These recent casting announcements is the first real indication that the production is going to get off of the ground.

Solo actor Joonas Suotamo, who plays Chewbacca, took a hilarious photo with Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, and Billy Boyd.

Predictions of the Marche du Film’s death were greatly exaggerated.

Warner Bros. trolls Ryan Reynolds by asking for his Green Lantern ring **SPOILERS FOR DEADPOOL 2, THERE BE** Last week Warner Bros. got in on the meta-humor game by poking fun at GREEN LANTERN while simultaneously putting Beyoncé’s masterpiece in our heads. The movie’s end-credits scene features a pretty harsh, hilarious bit involving Reynolds and LANTERN, of which WB clearly did not take a liking a too, and they are now asking for the... Read More...

Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber have acquired the U.S. rights to Matt Tyrnauer’s “Studio 54,” it was announced Monday. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and also recently played at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The deal was finalized during the Cannes Film Festival with A&E IndieFilms. Tyrnauer produced “Studio 54” with Altimeter Films partner Corey Reeser and Passion Pictures’ John Battsek.

This would be their first collaboration since 2014’s American Sniper. Continue reading…

Long before he was Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista was a WWE Superstar but is wrestler Titus O'Neil about to join him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Hit the jump for what we know so far.

Global Road Entertainment has debuted the first clip for their upcoming action thriller HOTEL ARTEMIS, which sees an all-star cast led by Jodie Foster (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, CONTACT) hoping to survive a full-scale invasion, after seeking asylum in a ramshackle clinic for some of the world's most dangerous assassins. When HOTEL ARTEMIS opens its doors, Jodie Foster stars as The Nurse, who after having a... Read More...

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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