Top Movie News for September 18, 2021

HBO royalty has returned — a new trailer for season 3 of the Emmy-winning family drama "Succession" just dropped. This year, the Roy's are wilder than ever, fueled by paranoia, on the brink of self-destruction, and possibly contemplating the use of cyanide pills. The more things change, the more they stay the same, I guess.Check out the new trailer for season 3 of "Succession" below!Succession Season 3 TrailerKendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) has evolved from #1 boy to the #1 trending topic, just ahead of tater tots!

Daniel Craig Bids Farewell to James Bond in No Time to Die Set Video Daniel Craig says he's loved every single second of playing James Bond in five movies after wrapping his final portrayal as 007 in No Time to Die.

Nightmare Alley Trailer Breakdown: Guillermo Del Toro Explores The Depravity Of Man "Nightmare Alley" has already been adapted into a movie once in the 1940s, and now director Guillermo del Toro ("The Shape of Water," "Pacific Rim") is making a new version -- and he's gathered one of the year's best casts to do it. The first trailer for del Toro's take has arrived, so let's take a closer look at this dark carnival noir.It's The Carnival Life For MeThe film stars Bradley Cooper as Stan Carlisle, who starts out as a carnival huckster and eventually takes the knowledge he acquired there and makes his way into the big city to con rich people out of their money.

Superhero Bits: Tom Hardy Spotted In Spider-Man: No Way Home Hat, Shang-Chi's Ten Rings Design Evolution & More (Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more.

Dune Director Thinks 'Cut and Paste' Marvel Movies Are Turning Us All Into Zombies Dune director Denis Villeneuve believes that too many MCU outings are simply cut and paste, and worries this is turning us into zombies.

Nicolas Cage Will Never See The New Nicolas Cage Movie Where Nicolas Cage Plays Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage is a man of mystery. His filmography is an enigma. His personal life, a labyrinth. His mind, a puzzle box. We may never completely understand his reasoning or motivation, which is what makes him the Cage we know and love. There's something about the dichotomy of being so entirely obvious, and yet wholly ambiguous, that gives Cage's performance a little extra magic. Every eccentric role he takes on or piece of hot celebrity gossip that's unearthed about him slots comfortably into the stereotype of Cage, despite the fact that all of his moves seem wildly different.

"Don't you think it should cost less to be alive?" A24 has revealed a trailer for an indie adaptation of a Tony award-winning stage play called The Humans, being brought to the big screen by the original playwright Stephen Karam making his feature directorial debut. It just premiered at the 2021 Toronto Film Festival this month, and is opening in November in the US. Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan.

Review: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, Jessica Chastain, Year-End Awards Frontrunner Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield star in a real-life drama, directed by Michael Showalter. [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Will 'Surprise Everyone' Insists Returning Star Sigourney Weaver Sigourney Weaver says Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a charming, glorious movie that she's sure will 'surprise everybody' in November.

Copshop Review: A Bullet-Ridden Tale of Bloody Betrayal A con artist (Frank Grillo) becomes trapped in a remote Nevada police station with the hit man (Gerard Butler) hunting him in Copshop, directed by Joe Carnahan.

Brie Larson Flaunts Her MCU Abs for The Marvels, But Might Delete Later The super-shredded Ms. Marvel is not cutting any corners to gain the physique. No need for built in muscle suits for this woman. She (six) packed her own.

The Lost Boys Remake Is Happening at Warner Bros., Cast and Director Announced Warner Bros. will reboot the classic vampire movie The Lost Boys with the stars of A Quiet Place and It, Noah Jupe and Jaeden Martell, in the lead roles.

Pierce Brosnan Says Dwayne Johnson Is 'Magnificent' in Black Adam Doctor Fate actor Pierce Brosnan was impressed with co-star Dwayne Johnson's performance in the upcoming comic book movie Black Adam.

Mahershala Ali Sci-Fi Drama Swan Song Will Premiere In Theaters And On Apple TV On The Same Day There are two movies named "Swan Song" coming to us in the second half of 2021: one of them sees Mahershala Ali leading a top-shelf cast that includes Glenn Close, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina, and Adam Beach. The other one stars Udo Kier and is a Magnolia Pictures release, which already hit VOD in August.With all due respect to Kier, it's the Ali-led "Swan Song" that merits attention here.

The long wait for "Sex Education" is finally (very nearly) over! Just one more sleep until the new season premieres on Netflix and we finally get some answers about the major cliffhanger that closed out season 2.

To the surprise of nobody, Disney and Lucasfilm are keeping very quiet about the upcoming "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series. Ewan McGregor had to lie about it for years. They're not going to tell us anything. So, we're left to extrapolate what we can when some poor actors try to say nothing, while saying something, during press junkets. Luckily, Sung Kang recently spilled some tea during an interview. And it's substantial! Relatively speaking.

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon star in the dramatic series, now streaming on Apple TV+. [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]

Dark Star Pictures Acquires Barbara Crampton Starrer ALONE WITH YOU A young woman painstakingly prepares a romantic homecoming for her girlfriend. As she goes about this her apartment begins to feel more and more like a tomb as voices, shadows, and hallucinations reveal a truth she has been unwilling to face.   Dark Star Pictures announced this week that they have acquired the North American rights for the thriller Alone With You. It is the debut feature film from writing and directing duo Emily Bennett and Justin Brooks and it is having its world premiere at Fantastic Fest.

5 Clint Eastwood Westerns To Watch After Cry Macho Clint Eastwood, who will apparently be making movies until he's carried away in a coffin, has a new film in theaters and on HBO Max this weekend: "Cry Macho." It's a neo-Western, and Eastwood certainly knows a thing or two about Westerns. If Eastwood's latest has you craving more Western action from the actor/director, I've rounded up five of his horse operas below — and included where you can stream them. So saddle up, partner. UnforgivenWhere to Stream: HBO MaxIn my humble opinion, Clint Eastwood's best movie is "Unforgiven." It's a masterpiece, and I don't use that term lightly.

Dan Levy, who co-created and acted in the nine-time Emmy-award winning comedy "Schitt's Creek," will be making more stuff, this time with Netflix.The deal comes after the streaming platform turned "Schitt's Creek" — which first aired on Pop TV in 2015 — from a quiet comedy into a cultural phenomenon that, in 2020, became the most awarded comedy series in a single year.A Deal That Covers Film And TelevisionNetflix won the deal with Levy under competitive conditions and will cover both film and television projects, though the television part won't happen until July 2022 when Levy's contract with

"Jeopardy!" was/is in need of a new host following the passing of Alex Trebek. LeVar Burton, of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Reading Rainbow" fame, made it very clear that he wanted the job. His fans rallied behind him. He arguably had the most vocal supporters of any of the many guest hosts who were brought in to try out for the gig.

Venom Will Meet Spider-Man on the Big Screen, But Andy Serkis Won't Rush It Andy Serkis says a Venom movie will 'of course' cross over with Spider-Man someday, but he's hoping to see other supervillains first get their own time to shine.

Once a minor character with barely any lines, Boba Fett has become a core part of the "Star Wars" saga -- thanks in no small part to the fans who fell in love with the mysterious bounty hunter. The "Star Wars Legends" books, which are no longer canon, detailed Boba's escape from the Sarlaac pit and his subsequent adventures.

The beloved Disney animated series, "The Proud Family," marks its 20th anniversary today, and to celebrate, Disney+ announced an all-star lineup of guests for the forthcoming 2022 revival, "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder."Disney+ took to social media to announce the mind-blowing cast of musicians, actors, and pop culture personalities and it might be one of the most impressive rosters of talent ... ever.

The rumor mill pegs filming on Lucasfilm's hotly-anticipated "The Mandalorian" season 3 beginning as early as next week in Manhattan Beach Studios and continuing through March. With production ramping up, the intense speculation can begin... Will we see Grogu and Luke Skywalker training? How will it tie into the spin-off series "The Book of Boba Fett" that just completed shooting?

Finch Poster Sends Tom Hanks Into the Apocalypse with His Dog and Robot Companions Tom Hanks is an engineer who recruits robots to care for his dog after he's gone in the Apple TV+ original movie Finch.

Netflix is taking another shot at "choose-your-own-adventure" style storytelling with "Jigsaw," a heist drama starring Giancarlo Esposito ("Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul") that promises to be "unlike any series you've seen before." The streaming service tested the waters with its 2018 interactive film "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch," which allowed viewers to make decisions in the story by selecting different on-screen options.

Ever since the first trailer for "Dear Evan Hansen" dropped back in May, the internet has not stopped roasting it. Despite the endless chorus of criticism, Universal Pictures released a final trailer today just in time for the film's upcoming theatrical release. Based on the smash-hit Broadway musical from 2016, Ben Platt returns to the titular role regardless of the fact that it's a lot easier for a 27-year-old to play a teenager on a massive stage far away from the audience than it is in ultra-HD blown up on a movie screen.

Rocky Balboa is a God in writer/director James DeMonaco's new film "This is the Night." The coming-of-age story focuses on a landmark event in (movie) history: the opening day of "Rocky III." The kids, the parents, and everyone on Staten Island was ready for it. People leave the film inspired and ready to take on the world, which kicks off a night of ups and downs in DeMonaco's film.For DeMonaco, though, "Rocky III" is also a stand-in for any great film that leaves someone walking out of a theater on a high.

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: "My Hero Academia.")"My Hero Academia" is a Japanese anime series about a boy born without superpowers (AKA "Quirks") in a world where they're commonplace. That boy, Izuku Midoriya, still dreams about becoming a superhero and comes to the notice of Japan's greatest superhero, All Might.

Nightbooks Brings the Bewitching Krysten Ritter Back to Netflix for Halloween For those wanting to get into the spirit of Halloween early, Nightbooks is a scary and fun gateway to all things ghoulish.

Those eagerly waiting for the seventh installment in the "Paranormal Activity" franchise can now enjoy a trailer for the upcoming found footage horror film, titled "Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin."Paramount+ dropped a 30-second teaser today that features glimpses of pitchforks and the other horrors the movie will have for viewers. Check it out below.Paranormal Activity: Next Of Kin TrailerThe trailer jumps between what looks like colonial times with the current day, and starts out with a kid from said olden times singing a song that is in no way ominous or creepy.

Excuse me, John Cho. Who gave you the right to look this unbelievably hot and cool?

With Disney delaying the release of The Little Mermaid until May 2023, the movie's lead believes that the lengthy wait will be worth it for fans.

Black Friday stars Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa as store workers taking on a mass of mutant monsters on the busiest shopping day of the year.

"One Night in Miami" was one of the better Oscar contenders last year in my very humble opinion, and now that opinion is being validated by none other than Criterion as they announced the Regina King-directed film as part of their December 2021 slate of releases. The title will hit Criterion Blu-Ray on December 7, 2021, and will come packaged with a bunch of bonus features, which is what you'd expect for any Criterion title.The Whole PackageCriterion's release of "One Night in Miami" will feature a 4K digital transfer approved by Regina King with a 5.1 DTS sound mix.

How has it taken this long to get a "The Warriors" board game? I know Walter Hill's 1979 action movie is a bit of a cult title and doesn't carry the cache of something like "The Thing" or "The Shining," which have previously gotten the tabletop treatment, but still! The whole set-up for the movie is essentially a board game itself.One group of hoodlums has to traverse the boroughs of New York and each area has a unique hostile gang wanting to kill them.

People look to Pixar's films for entertainment, but also for inspiration. If you need something to inspire you to back up your computer work sooner rather than later, look no further than the near-disaster that happened during the production of "Toy Story 2."According to Rotten Tomatoes, the "Toy Story" series is the best-reviewed film franchise of all time. Over the years, "Toy Story 2" has managed the rare feat of upholding a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, just like the first.

RAD Heads Back to Theaters for One Night to Celebrate 35th Anniversary 80s BMX classic Rad heads back to theaters for a special one-night event to celebrate the cult classic's 35th anniversary.

PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND Interview: Director Sion Sono Talks In the days of classic Hollywood, directors worked like journeymen, often completing as many as two to three films a year. These days, a successful filmmaker would be lucky to get one made every three years. Yet somehow, for the majority of his career, Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono has managed to produce films by the handful.  The number of quality films he put out in 2015 alone is simply shocking, while even in his more relaxed phases, he still tends to release at least two films per year.

I cover entertainment for a living, which means I'm well-aware of most movies and TV shows, even if I'll never watch them. But every now and then, I'll get an email about a show that I am convinced is 100% made-up, just pure fiction, a total lie. The latest example: "Another Life," a Netflix series that boasts it's headed into its second season. Yeah right.

New images show a 1600s style village being built, while more details have emerged about other shooting locations which will be used next month on Hocus Pocus 2.

Each episode of "The Mandalorian" usually ends with some Ralph McQuarrie-esque concept art showing over the credits. Two years ago, we wrote that the art practically demanded its own coffee table book. Our prayers were answered with "The Art of the Mandalorian," and now the book, like the show, has come back for a second season.StarWars.com has given us our first look at "The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season 2)." The book comes from Abrams, the publishing company, not to be confused with J.J.

Like the utopian Federation of "Star Trek," Superman is an aspirational character. He's a fantasy that began in 1938, when two second-generation Jewish immigrants, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, debuted Superman in the pages of "Action Comics" #1. Audiences quickly latched on to the hero, who despite all of his fantastic powers was still kind, understanding, and heroic. Sure, the myth of Superman is a dream -- but fiction should sometimes dream a little.Despite starring in numerous movies and TV shows, including at least one legitimate classic, some people still don't "get" Superman.

Depending on which side of the aisle you sit on, you'll either be elated or annoyed by the news that Netflix's long-time partnership with "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy is "just beginning," according to Peter Friedlander, the head of US scripted projects.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published on September 16, the outlet inquired about Friedlander's perspective on the streaming giant's partnership with Murphy. "I'm new to the Ryan relationship," the exec explained. "What we've been focused on is his new slate, with 'Monster' and 'The Watcher' and some other things.

Looks like the uncanny valley was only ... skin deep.

One of the first rules of writing is: never start with a cliché. But I'm going to do it anyway, because "Best Sellers," the feature directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Lina Roessler, is one of those many quirky indie dramedies that you can judge by its cover. Predictable and slightly rote, "Best Sellers" is a typical indie heartwarmer where two opposite people meet, clash, and ultimately teach each other how to be better people over an alt-rock soundtrack curated by Pitchfork.

Fresh on the heels of the second season renewal of the comedy-mystery "Only Murders in the Building," Hulu has greenlit the pilot for another murder mystery show, this time emphasizing the drama.

Muppets Haunted Mansion Halloween special will feature the much loved actor in one of his final on-screen roles.

From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Claudia Llosa comes an intriguing mother-son fable about the power of nightmares. This haunting psychological thriller clearly understands the power of creepy children, who run rampant in the trailer and might just be enough to give the rest of us some bad dreams.Here's the trailer for the upcoming Netflix release, "Fever Dream."Fever Dream TrailerIn "Fever Dream" ("Distancia de rescate"), a young woman, far from her home, lies beside a mysterious boy.

Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will bring back Jonathan Majors as Kang, and he just can't wait for Marvel fans to see the sequel once it's released.

"Den of Thieves," a remake of "Heat" for dirtbags, is still getting a sequel. That sequel was announced all the way back in 2018, yet we haven't heard much of it since then. But in a new interview, "Den of Thieves" star Gerard Butler has revealed that the sequel is "supposed to shoot early next year." In the first film, a group of corrupt, beer-swilling cops goes up against a gang of bank robbers.

Things are moving forward on Amazon's "Anansi Boys." Today the creators announced that they've cast the two "boys" referenced in the title, who are identical twins. Malachi Kirby ("Roots," "Devils") will take on the role of the two brothers — Spider and Charlie — who may look alike but are very different in sensibility.Two Brothers, One ActorNeil Gaiman, who is co-showrunning the series along with Douglas Mackinnon, had nothing but praise for Kirby's casting. "Malachi Kirby is an actor of astonishing sensitivity, charm, and power," Gaiman said to Deadline.

A new micro-studio, Rotting Press, has emerged from the TIFF Market this week. Launched by Zac Locke, formerly part of the gang at Blumhouse, his company already has three films on its slate. One is heading into post and the others to start shooting soon and into next year. Boiled down it means more horror films for horror fans everywhere.    The first film out of the gate will be Locke's feature film debut, Float, a story of "...

Kate Beckinsale is probably still best known for starring in the "Underworld" franchise, but it's been several years since she's donned that leather suit.

(Welcome to On Your Radar, a series where we take a look at what's next for the biggest actors and filmmakers, and why you should be excited ... or not.)Mark Wahlberg goes by many names: Marky Mark, Some Guy Whose Family Sells Hamburgers, and the ever-popular "If I Was On That Plane With My Kids, It Wouldn't Have Went Down Like It Did." When he's not trying to keep Wahlburgers in business or walking back (Wahl-king back?) tragically misguided 9/11 comments, he also happens to do some acting on the side.

A Russian crew of two cosmonauts, a film director and an actress are ready for take off for the International Space Station early next month.

New Hawkeye Image Shows Off Clint And Kate And Bows And Arrows "Hawkeye," the next live-action streaming series from Marvel Studios, is coming your way on November 24. It's one of those Disney+ shows you should keep on your radar. Jeremy Renner's archer extraordinaire, Clint Barton, AKA Hawkeye, is the only founding Avenger who hasn't had a shot at his own solo adventure yet. Even here, he's not exactly alone, since he has fan-favorite character, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), accompanying him.She's making her official debut now in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which brings us one step closer, maybe, to a Young Avengers movie.

Eternals star Kit Harington once turned down a superhero movie role so that he could focus on his work as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones.

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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