Top Movie News for November 21, 2017

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Coco May Top Justice League Over Thanksgiving Box Office Frame Disney/Pixar’s animated Coco may top Justice League at the domestic box office over the Thanksgiving holiday frame, according to the latest projections for both films. Mouse House release have typically ruled over the five-day Thanksgiving box office frame in the past, with Walt Disney Animation Studios animated musicals like Moana and Frozen having topped the five day period in recent years.

Lando Calrissian Will Not Appear In Star Wars: The Last Jedi UPDATE: Rian Johnson has confirmed Lando Calrissian is NOT in The Last Jedi. The original article follows – Those hoping to see Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be disappointed to hear Billy Dee Williams does not have a role in the upcoming film. Though he didn’t first appear in the series until the halfway point of The Empire Strikes Back, many fans still view Lando as an integral and valuable part of the original trilogy, with some holding him in the same light as the “big three” of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia.

X-Men Spin-off Gambit Gets Lizzy Caplan as the Female Lead Channing Tatum's Gambit movie begins moving into production as another key cast member signs on.

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Sequel in Development By Sheryl Oh Fox is staying in the Agatha Christie business. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Death on the Nile is the next Agatha Christie adaptation in the pipeline at 20th Century Fox. Following up on Kenneth Branagh‘s immensely successful adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express is a case for famed fictional detective Hercule Poirot at sea.

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the second season Netflix’s latest Marvel series, The Punisher.) Why is The Punisher so hard to get right? First appearing in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man in 1974, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, was birthed from the same two-fisted pulp sensibilities that created angry, well-armed lone nuts like Charles Bronson’s Paul Kersey in Death Wish and Clint Eastwood’s Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry.

The ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Producer Promises That Jude Law’s Dumbledore Will Be Something New Warner Brothers Fans of Harry Potter and the rest of J.K. Rowling‘s wizarding world have been waiting for new information regarding the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, a spinoff franchise born out of a fictional magical textbook that has grown into a prequel series.

10 Actors Who Have Played Charles Manson in Movies and TV (Photos) No other mass murderer or cult figure in American history has earned as much fascination within Hollywood and popular culture as Charles Manson. He and his “family” have been the subject of movies, parodies, and he even landed a Rolling Stone cover. Today, “American Horror Story” has an actor portraying Manson this season, and Quentin Tarantino plans to dig up the past for his own movie about the Manson Family murders.

Shaft Reboot: Alexandra Shipp Cast as Female Lead Son Of Shaft casts X-Men: Apocalypse co-star Alexandra Shipp in a lead role. The original Shaft from 1971 is considered a classic of the blaxploitation genre, thanks to the ice-cool performance by Richard Roundtree in the title role, and a super funky soundtrack by the late Isaac Hayes. The film’s surprise success led to two sequels – Shaft’s Big Score! and Shaft In Africa – and a short-lived CBS television series, which Roundtree has since expressed regret about appearing in. Shaft received a high-profile sequel/reboot in 2000 starring Samuel L. Jackson as the lead character.

Justice Department to Sue to Prevent AT&T-Time Warner Merger The Justice Department will file a lawsuit seeking to block the $85 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner, Bloomberg reported Monday afternoon. The deal, announced last October, would create a media behemoth with assets including the Warner Bros. studio, CNN, HBO, the Turner networks, AT&T’s wireless business and DirecTV.

Denzel Washington ‘Never Heard’ Anything About Playing Lex Luthor In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Denzel Washington reveals that he was never in the running to play Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman. In the wake of Justice League‘s critically and commercially underwhelming opening weekend, many are looking back on the DC Extended Universe’s past in a more favorable light. More than a few of the film’s most negative reviews are making note of the film’s lack of vision and depth when compared to BvS. A sizable portion of these critics were the same folks that trashed the showdown between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel f

Netflix in December: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos) Well, Netflix aficionados: we’ve almost made in through an entire year of clicking “Play Next” and “Yes, I’m Still Here.”  Here’s what you definitely need to stream next month, along with titles you will want to re-watch before they’re gone.

Batman: The Animated Series turned 25 years old this year, and with it, the bestest henchwench in comics, Harley Quinn.  True, she didn’t show up until later in the cartoon, but she’s remained a focal character in the Batman Rogue’s Gallery. Deadline just broke the news that Warner Brothers digital platform has ordered 26 episodes of half-hour adult animated action-comedy series Harley Quinn, from Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey via Warner Bros.

CRISIS ON EARTH-X Comes To The Arrowverse In This Epic Full-Length TrailerCRISIS ON EARTH-X Comes To The Arrowverse In This Epic Full-Length Trailer The CW has released a trailer for the upcoming four-night crossover event "Crisis on Earth-X" as the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl unite to battle their evil counterparts.

The Golden Globe Awards, the mostly laid-back award ceremony everyone half-watches while they wait impatiently fro the Oscars to eventually air, is about to land a new host. Comedian Seth Meyers is closing in on a deal to host The Golden Globe Awards telecast on January 7, 2018. How many jokes will he tell? All of them, probably. Learn more about the 2018 Golden Globes host below. The end of the year is at hand, which means award season is approaching.

Brigitte Nielsen Says Stallone Sexual Assault Allegations Are False According to Sylvester Stallone’s ex-wife, Brigitte Nielsen, the sexual assault allegations made against Stallone in 1986 were completely fabricated. Last Thursday, the allegations made headlines everywhere after The Daily Mail published an article about a police report detailing a teenage girl’s account of a sexual encounter with Stallone and his bodyguard.

Ant-Man & The Wasp Set Photos May Reveal Janet van Dyne’s Fate Warning: This article may contain potential SPOILERS for Ant-Man & The Wasp A new look at Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne in Ant-Man & The Wasp may reveal a spoiler about the original Wasp. Even though Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne didn’t get the chance to suit up in Ant-Man, the Wasp name will be a big part of the sequel. Lilly will be the first female Marvel hero to get co-billed in the title, but she won’t even be the only Wasp in the sequel.

One of the stars of the upcoming Hulu/Marvel drama Runaways, James Marsters, was welcomed into the growing Marvel family by the legendary creator Stan Lee. Get the details and see the video below...

Phantom Thread Preview Teases Daniel Day Lewis' Final Moments on Screen Fans in New York and Los Angeles will get a chance to see Phantom Thread, the last movie from Daniel Day Lewis, in sneak peek screenings this month.

One of the biggest shocks to come out of Star Wars this year was when directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were suddenly let go from the then Untitled Han Solo Movie four months into filming. It was a crazy situation and both Lord and Miller haven’t spoken about it publicly since at least not really. At a panel for their MTV animated series Clone High at the Vulture Festival in L.A. they commented on being let go to the crowd according to Vulture. “The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful,” Lord said. “We had the most incredible cast and crew and collaborators.

Justice League star Gal Gadot explains some of what she wants to explore with her character in Wonder Woman 2, turning it into a superhero bible.

By Meg Shields Thor: Ragnarok’s score is an 80s-tinged cosmic funk fest and Marvel should be taking notes. Something remarkable happened during Thor Ragnarok. Well, a lot of remarkable things happened. Anthony Hopkins flaunted his criminally under-utilized comedy chops. Taika Waititi folded a postcolonial perspective into a superhero blockbuster. We all learned what “get help” is. Also, this happened. But, more to the point, there was something remarkable about Ragnarok’s score: I noticed it. I left the theatre with 80s electro trills massaging my skull.

Getty Image Oliver Stone already made some waves in the early moments of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, defending the disgraced movie mogul. Stone quickly walked this back after a negative reaction, but it did seem like he was putting some spotlight on his own life inadvertently. And while there’s no direct connection to Weinstein, Stone is now facing accusations of sexual harassment from actress and former Screen Actors Guild president Melissa Gilbert.

Focus Features Gary Oldman is unrecognizable in the Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour — both for better and for worse. As Churchill, Oldman gives the kind of performance likely to be honored when awards season rolls around, and one certain to figure prominently in any future look back at his life and work. This will sound like a cliché, but he becomes the Prime Minister, thanks not just to heavy make-up, but due to the way that he carries himself, with a certain heft and harrumph.

Mark Hamill Describes His Emotional Return To The Millennium Falcon The scene in one of the recent trailers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi where Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) walks into the Millennium Falcon for the first time after more than 30 years was a touching moment for fans. It was the similar to the “Chewie, we’re home,” scene from the The Force Awakens. It looks like it’s going to be an emotional scene, and it turns out that it was also an emotional one to film.

Henry Cavill Is Doing One More Superman Movie Henry Cavill will appear in at least one more movie as Superman before his contract runs out, but what will it be?

Author Emma Berquist must be feeling pretty good right about now, as her debut novel Devils Unto Dust has been pre-preemptively acquired by New Regency with the intention of adapting the story into a full-length feature film. Devils Unto Dust, which will be published by HarperCollins under the Greenwillow imprint, follows 17-year-old Daisy Wilcox’s journey through 1870’s West Texas... Read More...

News from Earth-2: The Never-Seen Zack Snyder Cut of ‘Batman v Superman’ By The Bitter Script Reader You’ve heard of alternative facts. This is facts from an alternate universe. We’ve vibed to Earth-2 to check on their version of the DCEU. It’s November, so that means that as summer approaches here, we’re getting all the hot new Blu-ray releases.

Calling all Pacific Rim fans! This is your chance to appear in the new film. Enlist now: #PacificRimUprising— Pacific Rim (@PacificRim) November 20, 2017 The Pacific Rim Twitter account has announced a contest through which two lucky (and devoted) fans will win a spot in the upcoming Pacific Rim: Uprising.

We’ve got you covered already on what’s heading to Amazon and Netflix next month, so here’s the list of titles on their way to Hulu to round out your streaming services. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” hits the platform on Dec. 1, along with the Finale Event for “East Los High,” one of Hulu’s originals. The same day, you’ll also be able to watch “Kill Bill” Volumes 1 and 2, along with “Robocop” 1-3 and all the “Rocky” movies. The “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 5 premiere hits Hulu on Dec.

IT director Andy Muscheitti has shared a new sketch from the film’s memorably creepy opening scene. While there was plenty of strong buzz surrounding the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s IT prior to release, its fair to the say the scale of the film’s success has shocked many in the industry. In addition to mostly positive reviews for the film itself, IT quickly became the highest grossing domestic R-rated horror movie of all time. The movie did just as well overseas, and to date, IT has taken in nearly $700 million worldwide.

By Sheryl Oh For now, star power is all that’s driving this film forward, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing with these big names on board. Last week, the Tracking Board announced that some extremely notable actors have joined Noah Baumbach‘s latest feature. Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, and Laura Dern are slated to star in Baumbach’s untitled follow-up to the Netflix comedy-drama, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Merritt Wever and Azhy Robertson will also feature alongside Driver, Johansson, and Dern.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming out next month, which means we’re going to get a lot of new information in the coming weeks. This time it comes in the form of Entertainment Weekly and an interview with Adam Driver talking about what motivates Kylo Ren: “I think the idea of someone whose parents are very much devoted to the cause, that’s something a lot of people could relate to, whether it be religion or politics or a business.

Raise your hand if you remember the video game Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. Available on consoles and select handheld systems, Nemesis is an arena-style fighting game featuring characters from the Marvel Comics universe. In the game, heroes and villains alike would perform a series of their signature moves in an attempt to take out their opponent all while avoiding environmental pitfalls. A pale imitation of... Read More...

Just like the divisive ending to LOST, Damon Lindelof is offering no explanation for why he would disregard the wishes of co-creator Alan Moore and make an HBO TV adaptation of Watchmen, a comic book he claims to respect.

IMPA This week in This Week In Posters, we begin with Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World, which, if you’ll remember, is the movie Kevin Spacey got deleted from a month before the release. Now I have to wonder: did he also get deleted from the poster? Like did there used to be another person in this? Because right now it looks like they’re all taking pictures of a mole on Michelle Williams’ shoulder. [all posters via IMPA] IMPA Why oh why did they think they needed to put a dollar bill skin on this ear? “Money” is already in the title.

After nearly a half-dozen episodes that blazed through the past five weeks like a runaway train, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his army have not only taken the fight to Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) but also gotten the serious upper hand.

By Max Covill Quentin Tarantino is working with a new studio for the first time and his new project sounds epic. After working with Harvey Weinstein for all eight of his previous films, Quentin Tarantino had to find a new home for his ninth feature. It will be the first time he has worked outside of Miramax/The Weinstein Company banner. And the competition to woo him to another studio was fierce. Every major studio, including Disney, was in the mix to bring Tarantino’s next film out to cineplexes.

We’ve all had moments where we’re in a job and suddenly a new boss shows up. They look different, they act different, and they are shaking up the ways you’ve been doing your job. It looks like the Resistance is going to get the equivalent of that when Laura Dern‘s Vice Admiral Holdo shows up to help lead them.

This interview with Brett Morgen about “Jane” was first conducted for the Race Begins issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. “Jane,” which recently won the Critics’ Choice Documentary Award as the best nonfiction film of 2017, is the latest in a series of high-profile character studies from director Brett Morgen.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Ming-Na Wen has revealed her dream of playing DC supervillain Catwoman. Wen, of course, has been a pivotal team member on the ABC action drama Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The teaser trailer for Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2 has become the most viewed animated movie trailer debut of all-time. The teaser for the long-awaited sequel debuted Sunday on ESPN’s College Gameday Saturday before making its way online, more than 13 years after the release of the first Incredibles movie. Written and directed by Brad Bird, The Incredibles was not only a blockbuster hit with more than $261.4 million in domestic ticket sales and $371.5 million overseas, it won a Best Animated Feature Oscar. A tale of a family of superheroes starring the voice talents of Craig T.

Ghostbusters director Paul Feig laments the fact that his reboot wasn’t as successful as it could’ve been. When it was first announced, the 2016 reboot was praised by some people for its gender-swapping of the main roles. However, a vocal minority of the original movies’ fans were up-in-arms over the reboot, so much that they launched an impressive campaign to make the film’s first trailer the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history. The Ghostbusters reboot starred Melissa McCarthy as Dr. Abigail Yates, Kristen Wiig as Dr. Erin Gilbert, Kate McKinnon as Dr.

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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