Top Movie News for December 5, 2016

Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Blows Up History Listen as Anthony Hopkins throws away all that good will he earned with Westworld.Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

More New Footage In This Latest ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS Story TV Spot And A Jyn Erso Featurette Just under 2 weeks until we return to the galaxy far, far away with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but if you're still interested in checking out some new footage, there's some cool stuff in these latest vids. The "Surrender" TV spot features previously unseen shots of the destruction of Jedha, and our heroes scrambling to make their escape.

Vin Diesel Teases Guardians of the Galaxy Spinoff; Wants Groot Vs. Hulk Guardians of the Galaxy boasts some of the funniest, most colorful comic book characters to be translated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Much of the main cast could be in line for appearances in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

A World of Gods and Monsters in the Trailer for The Mummy This is the first official trailer for Universal Picture’s The Mummy reboot, starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe (as Dr. Henry Jekyll) and Sofia Boutella. “Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence […] Read A World of Gods and Monsters in the Trailer for The Mummy on Filmonic.

“The Bicameral Mind” ends season one with answers, bloodshed, and the unknown.Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

How to Train Your Dragon 3 Delayed, Gets New 2019 Release Date DreamWorks Animation has pushed its highly-anticipated sequel How to Train Your Dragon 3 from the summer of 2018 to spring 2019.

Dracula Untold officially not part of Universal Monster Cinematic Universe So with the Universal Monster Cinematic Universe (or UMCU) officially underway with the release of THE MUMMY trailer, there's been some confusion as to if DRACULA UNTOLD would still be canon. While UNTOLD was produced and filmed prior to the UMCU, by the time it started post-production, the cinematic universe had been officially announced. Hedging their bets, Universal sought to make DRACULA... Read More...

All we’d really had in the way of visuals so far around the Noah Hawley (Fargo) helmed Legion was the trailer that had debuted back at the San Diego Comic-Con. Now that’s changed, and not only do we have a shiny new trailer from FX, but we also have confirmation of it’s premiere date. Slated to air on February 8th at 10 p.m., the show stars Dan Stevens as the titular character.

Sundance Film Festival 2017: Premieres, Docs & Midnight Revealed Every new year brings us another Sundance Film Festival and with 45 days left until Sundance 2016 kicks off on January 19th, it's time to find out what will be playing up in snowy Park City this January. Last week, Sundance revealed their line-up of in-competition films and documentaries from all over the world. Today, they've revealed the remainder of the line-up - including a fine selection of big Premieres (features and documentaries) as well as Midnight films, Kids films, special events, and Spotlight holdovers from other festivals. So many films to see!

Moana Helps Disney Set New Industry Record at U.S. Box Office Disney sets a new industry record for domestic box office in 2016, besting the previous record set by Universal in 2015.

Jimmy Kimmel Dishes on Oscars Hosting Gig: ‘Maybe I’ll Wear Jean Shorts’ In case you didn’t already know, Jimmy Kimmel confirmed on Monday night’s airing of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that he will indeed host the 89th annual Oscars — but of course, he couldn’t even be serious about Hollywood’s highest honor. “A lot of things happened to me over the last two weeks. I got a tummy tuck, they still give those,” Kimmel said during his opening monologue. “I had my eyes done and I think they look great, right? “I also went to Dry Bar, I got an up-do. I had my whole body done.

Margaret Whitton, ‘Secret of My Success’ Actress, Dies at 67 Margaret Whitton, known for her roles in 1980s hit comedies “Major League” and “The Secret of My Success,” has died at the age of 67. She had a short battle with cancer and died peacefully on Sunday in her Palm Beach, Fla. home, her friend and producing partner Steven Tabakin told TheWrap. Whitton worked with Tabakin at their Tashtego Films company where she was developing projects up until a few months ago. Also Read: Charlie Sheen Gets His Wish, Is Going to World Series to Cheer on Indians Her body of acting work spanned three decades.

Why Michael Bay Will Never Direct a Marvel or DC Movie Michael Bay has announced that he will not be making any movies for DC or Marvel anytime in the near future.

George Lucas Saw 'Rogue One' and Liked It, So Gareth Edwards Had the Best Weekend When a director inherits a franchise from another more seasoned, more beloved filmmaker, there’s bound to be some anxiety about whether or not their predecessor will like the finished project. Did I get it right? they ask themselves. Did I do their legacy justice? Gareth Edwards, still pretty new to the blockbuster scene after taking the reins of 2014’s franchise starter/reviver Godzilla, has some galaxy-sized shoes to fill as the director of the upcoming Star Wars anthology film Rogue One.

Dunkirk Prologue Showing with Rogue One IMAX Screenings 2017 will not only feature the latest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the next installment in the Star Wars saga, it will also give audiences the latest film from writer and director Christopher Nolan. Releasing almost three years after Interstellar, Nolan is set to return to the big screen with Dunkirk, a World War II epic he also co-wrote with his brother and frequent collaborator, Jonathan Nolan.

Why won’t Michael Bay direct Marvel sequels? What box office record did Doctor Strange just help Disney break? What new playable characters appear in the Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite trailer? How many superhero movies are in production or in development right now? What’s the one thing T.J. Miller wants Weasel to do in Deadpool 2?

Ice Cube challenges Charlie Day to a brawl on the last day of school in the second trailer for Warner Bros.' comedy Fist Fight.

Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC "You see that?... Respect... Cool, huh."Michonne walks alone down a deserted road, whistling. The grass is overgrown. Only the sounds of nearby insects and the rustle of the tree branches is heard... aside from the growling walkers that tail behind her, which she ends quickly with a few swings of her blade.

Fast 8 Video Teases Trailer Launch This Weekend The @FastFurious saga continues. This Sunday, the cast will be in NYC to debut the #F8 trailer! Tune-in live on @Facebook December 11.— Fast & Furious (@FastFurious) December 5, 2016 It is currently movie trailer season and Fast 8 is certainly going to be a part of it. With the arrival of the mega-blockbuster to be that is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, many film studios are putting out the trailers for their potential blockbusters for next summer.

Actor Van Williams, best known to genre fans as the Green Hornet opposite of Bruce Lee’s Kato in the late sixties passed away last Monday. The actor started working in the mid 50’s and got on a regular series with Bourbon Street Beat and Surfside 6 in 1960. He would play in a variety of series like 77 Sunset Strip and The Tycoon before landing the role of Britt Reid / The Green Hornet as a spinoff of the successful Batman series.

Over the past couple of years, policemen have fallen pretty far out of favor with the American people. The U.S. police force is in dire need of a little PR management, something that shows their sense of humor and gives a more human, relatable slant to the boys in blue. Continue reading…

Fear not, HBO subscribers. Just because Westworld is over for now and Game of Thrones isn’t returning til summer, doesn’t mean your expensive cable package has to go to waste in the meantime. Next month brings the debut of The Young Pope, Paolo Sorrentino‘s lavish miniseries starring Jude Law as the fictional Pius XIII, the first American pope. Diane Keaton also stars, as a nun who seems rather skeptical of his fitness for the position. While the title and basic premise might suggest a prim historical drama, the new The Young Pope looks like anything but.

Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen Star in DEATH STRANDING Trailer Over the weekend, the new Lovecraftian trailer for Death Stranding from Kojima Hideo (Metal Gear Solid) and his  new studio Kojima Productions dropped. Normally, I don't cover games, but this trailer is so jaw dropping, so realistic, cinematic, and filled with macabre details, that I just can't resist.

Tomorrow's winter finale of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promises to be an eventful one, as Coulson sends his biggest guns (Quake, Yo-Yo and Ghost Rider) up against the now ultra-powerful Eli Morrow. In this new clip, the trio arrive at his location, but things don't go according to plan when Yo-Yo triggers an explosion. Will the Inhuman speedster manage to get her friends clear of the blast in time? “The Laws of Inferno Dynamics” – S.H.I.E.L.D.

Amidst all of the franchise sequels set to come out in 2017, one of the more interesting is Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Matthew Vaughn’s sequel to his 2015 spy comedy. Featuring the return of Taron Egerton in the lead role as Eggsy Unwin, not much is known about the sequel as of right now, other than some sparse character and plot details, and the few pieces of concept art revealed several months ago.

Netflix has come a long ways from the days of their red-papered mailers. From their inception of a novel approach to letting subscribers rent movies online for a fixed monthly fee (and not getting slapped with late fines), to now they’re intent taking on the likes of HBO, Starz, and AMC with a huge increase to their 2017 production slate. With thirty original scripted series currently available or in the active production pipeline, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has indicated that they are about to expand heavily into the realm of unscripted series.

Bernardo Bertolucci’s comments about a 1972 rape scene in his film “Last Tango in Paris” brought outrage over the weekend about his mistreatment of actress Maria Schneider — but also assurances from the Screen Actors Guild that actors are better protected today. In the infamous scene, Marlon Brando’s character uses butter as a lubricant to rape Schneider’s.

Dwayne Johnson brings the smackdown to some thugs in Jumanji set pics Please remember this holiday season to pay thanks to Dwayne Johnson, lest he rids us of his Instagram account out of vengeance. I for one have sung songs, offered foods on an altar and watched THE RUNDOWN on his behalf, and clearly my efforts have been rewarded. While JUMANJI enters its production's final stretch, Johnson gave us a few behind-the-scenes pics of him doing what he was born to do: Bash... Read More...

One of this year’s most intriguing, nerve-wracking and best films so far is THE WITCH from director Robert Eggers featuring a star turn from Anya Taylor-Joy. This year has been great for horror, but WITCH started off 2016 with an eerie bang. It’s a cold and evil movie, so it’s the last one you’d expect could make you laugh. But the folks at CineFix have found a way to make... Read More...

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is perhaps the most popular portrayal of a classic comic book hero there’s ever been, right alongside Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man. Though his journey has been an incredible one, Jackman is gearing up to pass on the claws to somebody else after 16 years on the big screen as the incomparable X-Men character.

Unlike comic book films, Hollywood adaptations of video games have never truly received their moment in the spotlight.

Image via Marvel Television Whether you love it or hate it, it seems as though Marvel can do no wrong. They are fourteen films into their pioneering Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there is no sign of them slowing down. If that wasn’t enough, they are currently four-for-four on their Netflix series, which have so far included two seasons of Daredevil, one season of Jessica Jones, and one season of Luke Cage.

Last weekend, Amazing Spider-Man star Emma Stone hosted Saturday Night Live, resulting in sketches like this: And this: And this: And resulting in Donald Trump tweets like this: Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 Next week, WWE star John Cena hosts the show for the first time.

One of the genre’s most iconic scenes gets an intricate breakdown.Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

Image via 20th Century Fox What a year 2016 has been for movies. If nothing else, it was something of a re-affirmation that we live in the age of big blockbusters. Now, whether or not all these blockbusters were a success is something that’s up for debate, but for the most part, I’d say this year skewed positive for these big budget films.

Dates for new episodes of NETFLIX’s original series “Sense8” directed by The Wachowskis has been announced. The second season of the science-fiction thriller series will be available to stream on NETFLIX on May 5, 2017.  Season 2 will be 10 episodes. Before season 2; there will be a christmas special episode of two-hour. “Sense8: A Christmas Special” will be available on December 23, 2016.

Good news for those who want their MTV the way it used to be, with actual music: parent company Viacom does too. During a Monday afternoon session at the 44th annual UBS Global Media & Communications Conference in New York, Viacom Acting President & CEO Robert Bakish — who formerly ran the media giant’s European operations — acknowledged flaws in the recent programming strategy of MTV, Viacom’s erstwhile flagship. “On the U.S. side, they strayed a little bit away from music,” Bakish said.

"We've got to decide who's running this, and we've got to decide quickly." eOne Films has unveiled another new international trailer for Peter Berg's Patriots Day, the emotional action thriller about the true story of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Mark Wahlberg stars as Sgt. Tommy Saunders, with the full cast featuring Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, Michael Beach, Alex Wolff, Melissa Benoist and Rachel Brosnahan.

The Film Arcade and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have dried the ink on a multi-year home entertainment distribution deal, both companies announced on Monday. Universal will handle all of marketing, sales and distribution services for Blu-ray, DVD, electronic sell-through, video-on-demand and television of The Film Arcade films in the U.S.

Artwork by Giovanni Timpano (Top Cow Productions Inc.)    Back in September we were introduced to this fantastic mini series by first time comic book writer Zack Kaplan, artwork by Giovanni Timpano and colors by Chris Northrop. Now a couple of months later we find this book now upgraded to an on-going series thanks to the positive response by readers.

What would your first instinct be upon coming face to vapour with a murderous ghost? If your reply comes close to "immediately open fire on the intangible being," then you might feel right at home with the trailer for Netflix's upcoming SPECTRAL. Starring James Badge Dale (IRON MAN 3), Emily Mortimer (HUGO), Max Martini (PACIFIC RIM) and Bruce Greenwood (STAR TREK), the Nic... Read More...

Box Office

  • 1. Moana
    Gross: $28,373,000
    Total: $119,888,330
  • 2. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
    Gross: $18,545,000
    Total: $183,507,403
  • 3. Arrival
    Gross: $7,300,000
    Total: $73,078,514
  • 4. Allied
    Gross: $7,050,000
    Total: $28,927,432
  • 5. Doctor Strange
    Gross: $6,486,000
    Total: $215,309,177

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