Top Movie News for August 25, 2016

Star Wars: Rogue One Exclusive 3D Glasses Revealed It’s probably fair to say that the Star Wars franchise has had a complicated relationship, over the years, with 3D. The Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie in 2008 was produced and released in 3D. In 2005, Lucasfilm announced plans to convert and re-release all six movies from the original and prequel trilogies in the 3D format, and after years of fits and starts, Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace was released in 3D in February of 2012. The poor performance of that release led the company to cancel 3D release plans for the other five films.

Doug Liman Attached to Direct DC's DARK UNIVERSE Yesterday, Variety brought word that Doug Liman is coming on board one of DC's next films, Dark Universe.  Yep, the director of 2014's biggest 'Why is no one going to see this movie, it's sooo good?!?' film Edge of Tomorrow is entering a franchise that has to date, created the largest rift between professional movie watchers and critics, and the general public.  While plot details are being kept under wraps, the story revolves around a dark Justice League team that consists of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etri

News Briefs: Christoph Waltz Touted for James Cameron's 'Alita: Battle Angel' Alita: Battle Angel: Christoph Waltz (The Legend of Tarzan) is in early negotiations to star in Alita: Battle Angel, to be directed by Robert Rodriguez. James Cameron is producing the project, which revolves around a cyborg (Rosa Salazar) who is discovered in a scrapyard and then trained as a bounty hunter. If things work out, Waltz would play a surgeon who becomes the cyborg's mentor. [THR]   Doctor Strange: Dan Harmon (TV's Community) has been added as a writer for...Read MoreRead Comments

Bryan Singer Says Legion Will “Relate To Future X-Men Movies” Bryan Singer‘s X-Men movie universe is about to make its way to television with FX‘s Legion. And according to Singer, who is an executive producer on the series, it will have deep ties to the movie universe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer told an audience at the Edinburgh Television Festival that Legion and a currently untitled X-Men project for FOX will “relate to future X-Men movies.” But he also said the series will be accessible to those who have never watched an X-Men film.

Civil War Director: Homecoming May Be Best Spider-Man Film Yet Ever since Tom Holland’s Spider-Man made his unforgettable Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the trailer for Captain America: Civil War, there has been a palpable buzz around this new, more authentic, interpretation of the web-slinger – and fans are itching to see where Marvel will take the character in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.

A Trio of Directors Emerge as Early Contenders for 'Captain Marvel' There was a time when it might have seemed odd to cast the lead of a movie that was years away before you even hired a director, but it's become an increasingly common practice in a Hollywood system where studios stake out release dates before anyone has even read a script. The (very successful) way Marvel makes its movies has turned this process into a necessity. Characters can pop up in different movies before they get their own, which is precisely what's expected to happen with...Read MoreRead Comments

Real Robot Reactions To Morgan Trailer May Be The Most Chilling Video You See Today 20th Century Fox sat down with real life robots EDI and Face to gauge their reactions to the studio’s upcoming film, Morgan. The results are chilling as EDI vocalizes puzzlement and Face silently observes, but offers some clue to its “thoughts” via slight mechanized changes to its, um, face. But perhaps the most terrifying moment: Face’s dimpled smile when Morgan escapes her captivity. Morgan comes to theaters on September 2nd. The robot uprising will come sometime after that. Real Robot Reactions To Morgan Trailer May Be The Most Chilling Video You See Today

Dan Harmon penned some additional scenes for Doctor Strange Scott Derrickson may have wrapped principal photography on DOCTOR STRANGE earlier in the year, but when additional scenes were needed recently for Marvel Studios' next film in their Cinematic Universe, Dan Harmon was called upon to do the writing for them.  The creator of COMMUNITY and co-creator of Adult Swim's RICK AND MORTY was up to the task (the... Read More...

Rumor: The Rock & Vin Diesel To Settle Fast 8 Fight At Wrestlemania The Fast & Furious franchise has developed into one of Hollywood’s most unlikely mega-franchises in part because of a winning chemistry between its recurring main cast that nicely compliments the series’ central themes of family and strength in numbers.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is Officially in Development The Angry Birds Movie didn’t exactly sound like a solid bet going into this summer. It was a cartoon based on a mobile phone video game – one which peaked in popularity a couple of years ago. Not to mention, the gameplay of the original game – birds slingshotting themselves into pigs, over and over again – didn’t exactly seem conducive to a feature film story. Then The Angry Birds Movie opened to a surprisingly decent response – though not an over-enthused one (read Screen Rant’s review for case in point).

David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike’s Interracial Marriage Defies an Empire in ‘A United Kingdom’ Trailer (Video) David Oyelowo is a king with Rosamund Pike as his queen in the first trailer for “A United Kingdom.” The film is based on the true story of Seretse Khama (Oyelowo), heir to the throne of Botswana, who defied societal norms when he fell in live with a white woman named Ruth Williams in 1940’s England.

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The Disappointments Room Trailer: Kate Beckinsale Buys a Haunted House We’ve been keeping an eye on The Disappointments Room ever since it got picked up last year, so we’re thrilled to see Relativity Media release the film’s first official trailer, above. The horror thriller, starring Kate Beckinsale, is slated to premier in mere weeks, on September 9. While The Disappointments Room may suffer from a strange name and banal premise, its team has horror fans hoping that it will breathe new life — or death — into the genre. Disturbia director D. J.


Film Review: DON'T BREATHE A simple yet horrifying premise lifts the new thriller Don’t Breathe above its slasher/torture porn brethren: three reckless teenagers decide to break into the home of an old man whom they intend to rob…um…blind, only to discover that the old stooge, despite being unable to see, is terrifyingly vicious and dangerous. Once he has them trapped inside the house thanks to a parade of deadbolts and window bars, the owner will stop at nothing to prevent them from escaping.Straightforward plot is a good thing when it comes to modern day horror.

Watch: First Full Trailer for Garth Davis' Film 'Lion' Starring Dev Patel "What if you do find home and they're not even there, and you just keep searching…?" "I don't have a choice." The Weinstein Company has finally debuted a trailer for the film Lion, from director Garth Davis, a powerful story of finding your home and your family no matter how hard that is. Dev Patel stars as Saroo Brierley, an Indian boy who was adopted by an Australian family and raised in Australia after he became separated from his real family at a young age. He decides to go back to India to search for his family and reconnect with them.

Video: How Thor Ruined John Krasinski’s Captain America Chances Way back in 2010, there were reports John Krasinski was the frontrunner to play Captain America. That casting didn’t pan out, obviously; Chris Evans has been the Captain America we know and love for three Cap movies and two Avengers films now. But until now, we never knew quite why. During a recent appearance on Conan, Krasinski playfully blamed Marvel star Chris Hemsworth — or more accurately, the incredibly fit body of Marvel star Chris Hemsworth — for losing him the part.  Krasinski confirmed he’d done a screen test to play Captain America.

New SUICIDE SQUAD Photo Implies Yet Another Cut Joker Scene Much has been said about Suicide Squad since the film hit theaters a few weeks back. Most of the cast and crew who've been asked about the polarizing reception behind the film have largely defended it. Of course, if there is one person who can be considered to have spoken against the film, it would have to be Oscar-winner Jared Leto.Leto himself didn't necessarily disparage the film by any means, but he did express his discontentment over the fact that a large number of scenes that were cut from the film.

Arnold Schwarzenegger replaces Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice While I don't think we'll be seeing a sequel to TERMINATOR: GENISYS anytime soon, you will be able to get your Arnold Schwarzenegger fix on a weekly basis with the NEW Celebrity Apprentice. That's right! This isn't your granddaddy's Apprentice! Check out the new promo for the upcoming season that totally has nothing to do with TERMINATOR at all! The upcoming season will see sixteen celebrities who... Read More...

Funko has turned any and nearly every kind of character from pop culture into one of the POP! Vinyl figures. Disney, Star Wars, Batman, Ghostbusters, Family Guy, The Avengers, Gremlins, Futurama and tons more movies and TV shows have had their characters turned into the adorable little doe-eyed collectibles. Basically, anything popular gets the Funko treatment, so you would think Stranger Things would be next right? That’s what we’re hoping, and it appears Funko got a head start on their collection by creating a POP!

Jon Favreau and Seth MacFarlane Head To Space Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man and The Jungle Book, has signed on to direct and executive produce a new hour-long comedic drama created and starring Seth MacFarlane.

Leslie Jones Gets Pep Talk From Slimer Voice Actor After Hack Adam Ray, the man who voiced Slimer in this summer’s “Ghostbusters” reboot, believes that the hack of Leslie Jones‘ personal website will only “make her stronger.” “This is probably going to give her a strong 20 minutes,” he told TMZ.

A team of unique Russian superheroes comes together to stop a deadly threat in the trailer for Guardians, hitting theaters next year.

The new full-length animated Batman movie starring Adam West and Burt Ward will premiere October 6, with new photos arriving today.

Jeremy Renner is joining a new team as the Avengers actor signs on to voice the lead in the AMBI Group 3D Animated film Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad. Renner joins a cast that already includes Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Anjelica Huston and Omar Sy as a group of inexperienced heroes combining to thwart the evil Doc Walrus, voiced by John Cleese, and save the Arctic. Renner will be a fox named Swifty. The screenplay is written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen. [Source: Variety] Jeremy Renner Signs On To Lead A New Team

Get Acquainted With the Newest Marvel Inhuman Ahead of New Series!You’ve heard about his new series. You’ve seen his first appearance in the pages of Uncanny Inhumans. Before he explodes onto the scene in his new ongoing series, read the FREE 10 page MOSAIC PRELUDE – available right now via the Marvel Comics App and the Marvel Digital Comics Store!

Thor’s Chris Hemsworth & Tom Hiddleston Visit Children’s Hospital It’s become something of a welcome tradition for blockbuster movies as of late, but no matter how much it happens, it’s hard to feel bitter about celebrities visiting sick kids in character.

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While promoting her upcoming film Morgan, the folks over at iGN had a chance to talk to Kate Mara and was asked about the possibility of her returning to a Fantastic Four sequel where she played Sue Storm.Mara said:"Oh yeah I would love to be a part of a Fantastic Four sequel or whatever they may or may not have in store for us. And I know that all the guys feel the same way. We loved working with each other and we would love to actually play these characters in another way somehow in the future. I have no idea if that’s actually true, if that will happen.

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' star Alex Price explains what makes the play so special and important.

This weekend sees the opening of the Mechanic: Resurrection, the sequel to the 2011 film that starred Jason Statham. The action star returns to the role of Arthur Bishop and is joined by Jessica Alba, Michelle Yeoh and Tommy Lee Jones.

In a quick preview of the new season of Arrow, Ollie faces new challenges and the spotlight of public office. But while he assembles a new Team Arrow and Michael falls off the salmon ladder, Thea is certain he can handle himself. Even if he’s being tortured again at a remote facility. Arrow returns October 5th on The CW. Oliver Can Take Care Of Himself In Arrow Season Five Preview

First Season Of JACK RYAN TV Show Will Be Approached Like A 10-Hour Movie Jack Ryan is a property studios have already taken a shot at on the film front several times: with actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine all filling in for the role of the titular character. Most recently, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which was directed by Kenneth Branagh, hit theaters. A good number of viewers who went to see it generally enjoyed it, but at the end of the day it was definitely a by-the-numbers thriller that didn't do much to go above and beyond. The film didn't set the box office on fire either.

Johann Johannson will reteam with Denis Villeneuve to score Blade Runner 2 There's a lot of elements that helped to make BLADE RUNNER the classic it's considered today, and one of the most notable of those was the score from Vangelis. While most electronic scores from yesteryear generally date the film, Vangelis was able to create a sonic landscape that felt new, yet familiar. It goes hand in hand with the fantastic imagery, so I think we can all agree the music for... Read More...

Casey Affleck dives into family drama in the Manchester by the Sea trailer MANCHESTER BY THE SEA follows a man (Casey Affleck) who returns to his hometown following the death of his brother (Kyle Chandler) to take care of his teen-aged nephew (Lucas Hedges). Amazon Studios paid $10 million to acquire the rights for this flick, so you're probably not going to see too much promotion for its limited theatrical release, but here's a trailer that delivers some serious... Read More...

Roberto Durán was one of those boxers whose fame is hard to separate from his infamy. The proud Panamanian brawler rose from poverty to become a national hero when he beat Sugar Ray Leonard in the summer of 1980 — and then saw his reputation sullied and dragged through the mud just five months...C+

The North American rights to the Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe action thriller “Dog Eat Dog” have been acquired by RLJ Entertainment, the company announced Wednesday. Based on the novel by Edward Bunker, “Dog Eat Dog” was written by Matthew Wilder and was directed by Paul Schrader. Also starring Christopher Matthew Cook, the film first premiered at Cannes Film Festival and will make its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival next month. See Video: Nicolas Cage Caught Screaming at Vince Neil in Las Vegas The film tells the story of three ex-cons who mes

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Collider has unleashed a new trailer for the upcoming Blair Witch. The Adam Wingard film picks up threads from the original The Blair Witch Project while finding new ways to inspire terror, as seen in the trailer’s focus on being trapped in a precarious underground tunnel. Which, to be honest, is pretty valid fear. Please enable Javascript to watch this video Blair Witch opens on September 16th. New Blair Witch Trailer Plays On Fears Of Underground Tunnels

You don't have to be a movie expert to know that comic book flicks are a huge deal nowadays.

If you never got an invitation from Prince to drop by his pad in Minnesota, you’ll have your chance to pay a visit soon enough. The late singer’s famous Paisley Park estate will open for public tours in October, Bremer Trust, the special administrator of the musician’s estate, said Wednesday. According to the late “Purple Rain” musician’s sister, Tyka Nelson, Prince was actually making plans to open the estate up to the public before his death in April at age 57. Also Read: Prince Property Sale Gets Go-Ahead From Judge “Opening Paisley Park is

Get a closer look at Scarlet Johansson's character in full costume, along with several of her co-stars in Ghost in the Shell.

It’s become sort of presidential rite of passage for all but the dullest Commanders-in-Chief to be immortalized in celluloid. (Hang in there, Millard Fillmore!) But the versions we see on screen tend to exist solely in the rarefied context of their office — how these men behave, or don’t, when the...B

Open Road Films has released a new film clip from director Oliver Stone’s International thriller, Snowden which is based on Luke Harding's recent book, "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" and "Time of the Octopus" by Anatoly Kucherena.Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born On The Fourth Of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century.

A new trailer and a one sheet for Thomas Dekker's sophomore effort Jack Goes Home dropped recently.

Starz has gone patriotic with the first poster for Ash vs Evil Dead season 2. The new image features Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago. The new season kicks off on October 2nd. The image was originally share via the series Twitter account. The official #AshvsEvilDead Season 2 poster is here. You’re welcome, America — Ash vs Evil Dead (@AshvsEvilDead) August 23, 2016 Ash Vs Evil Dead Gets Patriotic In Season 2 Poster

"There is a savage beast in every man," wrote George R.R. Martin in A Storm of Swords, and American teenager John Wayne Cleaver has taken those words to heart. John (Max Records) lives in a small, cold town in the U.S. His mother April (Laura Fraser) is a morgue technician, and so John has grown up with a pragmatic view of the human body, which only feeds his fascination with bodily functions. Based in part on his clinical detachment from sights that would send many teens fleeing, John has decided that he is a sociopath and, potentially, a serial killer in waiting.

George Clooney is set to host “Hollywood’s Night Under the Stars,” a 95th birthday party fundraiser for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the entertainment industry’s philanthropy announced this morning. The Oct. 1 event at the MPTF’s Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, California, is notable because the general public can purchase tickets to rub shoulders with confirmed guests including Matt Bomer, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jane Lynch and Hugh Jackman amongst others.

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Not every film released under the Disney banner in 2016 has been a hit (see: Alice Through the Looking Glass, The BFG), but the Mouse House has still had one of the strongest years at the box office in history. This past May, they set a new record for fastest to $1 billion at the domestic box office, and that was just one day into Captain America: Civil War‘s dominant run and a month prior to Finding Dory becoming the highest-grossing movie of the year in the U.S.

Epix is putting together a new 10-episode adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel Get Shorty. Most people know the property from the 1995 film with John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito. The new take changes a couple of name. Chilli Palmer (Travolta) is now Miles Daly and will be played by Chris O’Dowd.

FX Networks has just launched an American Horror Story ?6 sweepstakes where they challenge their fans to guess the theme of this years season.The plan is to keep the theme a secret until the premiere episode on September 14th. “The new AHS teaser campaign has fans anxiously awaiting the premiere and ‎the reveal of this season’s theme,” says Kenya Hardaway, VP of Integrated Promotions.

Box Office

  • 1. Suicide Squad
    Gross: $20,855,401
    Total: $262,428,736
  • 2. Sausage Party
    Gross: $15,485,577
    Total: $65,486,596
  • 3. War Dogs
    Gross: $14,685,305
    Total: $14,685,305
  • 4. Kubo And The Two Strings
    Gross: $12,608,372
    Total: $12,608,372
  • 5. Pete's Dragon
    Gross: $11,349,938
    Total: $42,911,207

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