Top Movie News for April 23, 2017
Fate of the Furious suffers a significant drop in its second weekend at the box office, but still beats out all four newcomers.
- Screen Crush: Weekend Box Office Report: 'Fate of the Furious' Wins a Turbulent Weekend
- Variety: Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Dominates Newcomers on Friday
- Variety: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Passes $300 Million at China Box Office
- Variety: Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Stays on Top; ‘Unforgettable,’ ‘The Promise’ Bomb
- Hollywood Reporter: Weekend Box Office: 'The Promise,' 'Unforgettable' Crash; 'Fate of the Furious' Hits $980M
- Deadline: ‘Fate Of The Furious’ Fires Up $745M Offshore, $908M WW; Tops ‘Transformers’ In China – International Box Office
- Variety: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Continues to Dominate Global Box Office With $908.4 Million Worldwide
- IGN Movies: The Fate of the Furious Tops Box Office for Second Weekend
- Denver Post: “The Fate of the Furious” laps new films at box office
- USA Today: 'Fate of the Furious' races to No. 1 again at the box office
- IndieWire: Box Office Plummets: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Falls, as Five Fresh Films Fail to Fly
- Cinema Blend: Weekend Box Office: Fate of the Furious Holds Top Spot, The Promise Fails to Deliver
- The Wrap: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Holds on to No. 1 With $11 Million at Friday Box Office
- ScreenRant: Fate of the Furious Domestic Box Office May Drop 60% In Second Weekend
- The Wrap: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Pulls in $38.6 Million in 2nd Weekend at Box Office
- HitFix: Weekend Box Office: Five New Releases Crash And Burn Behind ‘The Fate Of The Furious’
- ScreenRant: Fate of the Furious Passes $900 Million Box Office on Second Weekend
- Deadline: ‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Expected To Cross $750M Internationally For Uni Record, $1B Worldwide Next Week
- Coming Soon: Fate of the Furious Crosses $900M Globally; Unforgettable and The Promise Bomb
- Screen Crush: Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson Filmed a Deleted 'Fate of the Furious' Scene
- Screen Crush: The 'Fate of the Furious' Cast Suggests the Next Movie May Revisit Han's Death
- JoBlo: Weekend Box Office Report: April 21-23, 2017
- ScreenRant: Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: April 23, 2017
- The Wrap: ‘Free Fire’ Misfires at Loaded Indie Box Office
- USA Today: Straight Up Hollywood: Vin Diesel gets 'Furious' about 'Citizen Kane' comparisons
- IGN Movies: Fast and the Furious: The 13 Most Ridiculous Car Chases
- MovieWeb: Fast & Furious Spin-Off Teams Jason Statham and The Rock
- Latino Review: [UPDATED] Fast & Furious Spinoff: Studio Pursuing Dwayne Johnson & Jason Statham Vehicle!
- ScreenRant: Fast and Furious: Future Movies Will ‘Talk More About Han’
- BoxOfficeMojo: Analysis: 'Furious 8' Tops $900 Million Worldwide as Disney's 'Born in China' Bests All Newcomers
Lucasfilm is planning on having meetings over the course of this year to discuss possible Star Wars spinoff movies to make in the future. The studio gambled a bit with the release of Rogue One last year, but the success of that anthology film galvanized them and gave them confidence moving forward. Between the positive critical reception and $1 billion worldwide gross, it was apparent there was much interest in seeing Star Wars stories that take place outside the traditional Skywalker family saga, and fans can’t wait to see what the story group comes up with next.
- We Got This Covered: RUMOR: Mr. Robot Creator Sam Esmail Writing An Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Spinoff
- SlashFilm: Rumor: Lucasfilm Wants a ‘Star Wars Story’ Written by ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail
- IGN Movies: Carrie Fisher Helped Write Leia's Lines in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- IGN Movies: Why Star Wars Rebels Won’t End with Rogue One’s Battle of Scarif
- IGN Movies: These Drivable, Modified Star Wars Vehicles Are Insane
- IGN Movies: Star Wars: Why Luke Skywalker Might Want to End the Jedi
- IGN Movies: Star Wars: Who Are the Gray Jedi?
- The A.V. Club: Great Job, Internet!: This is Gold Leader saying “fuck” in an original Star Wars outtake
- IGN Movies: 8 Iconic Star Wars Scenes Recreated in LEGO
- IGN Movies: Star Wars: Witness Two Generations of Skywalkers Unite
- IGN Movies: Thrawn's Heir to the Empire Bodyguard Coming to Star Wars Rebels
- IGN Movies: Behind the Scenes Photos from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- IGN Movies: Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Luke Isn't What Rey Expects
- IGN Movies: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poster Includes an Easter Egg You Might Have Missed
- We Got This Covered: Cinemaholics #11: Who Are Rey’s Parents In Star Wars?
- SlashFilm: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will Dig Underneath the Surface of Poe Dameron
- Screen Crush: Because We're in the Future Now, A.I. Is Starting to Choose Our Movies for Us
- SlashFilm: Star Wars Bits: Harrison Ford on the Han Solo Movie, ‘The Last Jedi’ Cameos, and the Return of a Prequel Character
- SlashFilm: The Weekend Read: Marvel Scoops, ‘Star Wars’ Theories, and Why a ‘Redwall’ Movie Must Happen
- Comic Book Movie: RUMOR: MR. ROBOT Creator Sam Esmail In Talks To Write Next STAR WARS Anthology FilmRUMOR: MR. ROBOT Creator Sam Esmail In Talks To Write Next STAR WARS Anthology Film
- Latino Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Oscar Isaac Recalls Shooting His Big Scene With Carrie Fisher
- ScreenRant: Rumor: Next Star Wars Anthology To Be Written By Mr. Robot Creator?
- MovieWeb: Oscar Isaac Remembers Intense Star Wars 8 Scene with Carrie Fisher
- ScreenRant: Star Wars: Harry Styles Responds to Han Solo Casting Rumors
- Screen Crush: Rumor: The Creator of 'Mr. Robot' Is Working on an Obi-Wan Kenobi 'Star Wars' Prequel
- HitFix: The Creator Behind ‘Mr. Robot’ Could Bring Us The Most Mind-Bending ‘Star Wars’ Movie Yet
Today, Fox updated their upcoming slate dates with several reveals, including their Marvel mutant franchises, to include the long-rumored DARK PHOENIX and NEW MUTANTS, as well as a slight shift for DEADPOOL 2. Last summer's X-MEN: APOCALYPSE was met with mixed feelings, but the next entry is pushing forth and tackling perhaps the biggest X-Men story from the comics, The Dark Phoenix Saga. You may... Read More...
- Deadline: ‘Deadpool 2’, ‘New Mutants’ & ‘Dark Phoenix’ Find 2018 Dates Among Fox’s Slew Of Release Changes & Additions
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Fox sets Deadpool 2, New Mutants, and a Dark Phoenix movie for next year
- Comic Book Movie: Three X-MEN Films Set For Next Year As NEW MUTANTS, DEADPOOL 2, & DARK PHOENIX Get Release DatesThree X-MEN Films Set For Next Year As NEW MUTANTS, DEADPOOL 2, & DARK PHOENIX Get Release Dates
- We Got This Covered: Deadpool 2, New Mutants And X-Men: Dark Phoenix Get Release Dates
- Coming Soon: New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and Dark Phoenix Release Dates Revealed
- Screen Crush: Fox Solidifies Its 2018 Superhero Lineup With 'Deadpool 2,' 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'
- ScreenRant: X-Men: New Mutants, Deadpool 2 and Dark Phoenix Get 2018 Release Dates
- Variety: Fox Sets Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Deadpool 2’ for June 2018
- Dark Horizons: The CW Sets Finale Dates, Casts General Zod
- Coming Soon: 20th Century Fox Sets Eight More Release Dates
- IGN Movies: Dark Phoenix Film Officially Happening, Releasing in 2018
- IndieWire: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Confirmed as the Next ‘X-Men’ Movie
- The Wrap: ‘Deadpool 2’ Sets Summer 2018 Release Date
- ScreenRant: X-Men: Supernova Officially Titled Dark Phoenix
- MovieWeb: Deadpool 2, New Mutants & X-Men 7 Get Release Dates
- MovieWeb: X-Men 7 Gets Titled Dark Phoenix, Sophie Turner Will Return
- HitFix: Are The ‘X-Men’ Films Attempting To Bring The Dark Phoenix To The Big Screen Too Soon?
- Cinema Blend: When Deadpool 2 And The Next X-Men Movie Will Likely Open
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Deadpool 2' Lands June 2018 Release Date
- HitFix: ‘Deadpool 2’ Has An Official Release Date To Slice And Dice Into Theaters
Even though it’s been about seven and half years or so, I’m gonna go ahead and label the amount of time we’ve been waiting for the AVATAR sequels as “forever”. That way I can say we’ve literally been waiting forever for the AVATAR sequels from James Cameron. The director has been pushing the release date back, and further back for years, but we finally... Read More...
- Dark Horizons: “Avatar” Sequels Set New Release Dates
- Variety: ‘Avatar’ Sequel Release Dates Set, Starting in December, 2020
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Avatar' Sequels Get Official Release Dates, Beginning in December 2020
- Vulture: The Next Four Avatar Movies Have a New Set of Intentions to Eventually Exist
- We Got This Covered: Avatar Sequels Get Release Dates For 2020-2025
- USA Today: Fox picks release dates for 'Avatar,' 'Deadpool' sequels
- Cinema Blend: Avatar 2 Has Another New Release Date But This Time So Do All The Sequels
- The Wrap: ‘Avatar’ Sequels Book Release Dates, Starting in December 2020
- ScreenRant: Avatar’s Four Sequels Get 2020-2025 Release Dates
- Screen Crush: James Cameron Announces the Release Dates for the Four 'Avatar' Sequels
- Bleeding Cool: Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, New Mutants, And Four Avatar Sequels Walk Into A Bar And Get Release Dates
- SlashFilm: All Four ‘Avatar’ Sequels Receive New Release Dates as Production Begins
- HitFix: James Cameron Is Filming His ‘Avatar’ Sequels Concurrently, But Don’t Count On A Speedy Arrival
- Deadline: ‘Avatar’: The Next Four Installments Receive Release Dates
- Coming Soon: All Four Avatar Sequel Release Dates Confirmed!
- IGN Movies: New Release Dates Announced for Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5
- Comic Book Movie: The Next Four AVATAR Movies Have Release Dates (Again)The Next Four AVATAR Movies Have Release Dates (Again)
- MovieWeb: Avatar Sequel Release Dates Delayed Until 2020
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 actor Chris Sullivan – who plays Taserface, member of the Ravagers – teases details about his character. Since it launched with Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has largely taken place on Earth, specifically following Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers. But Marvel Studios found success in 2014 with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which adapted the, at the time, little known comic book property.
- Comic Book Movie: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Original Motion Picture Score Details ReleasedGUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Original Motion Picture Score Details Released
- We Got This Covered: Spoilers Abound In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 In Original Motion Picture Score Track Listing
- JoBlo: Does Miley Cyrus have a voice-acting role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?
- Latino Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2's Director On Keeping The Sequel From Being A Rehash
- Latino Review: Director James Gunn Allowed Himself More Freedom On Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
- Latino Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 - Stallone Says Not Reading The Comics Was An Advantage
- Comic Book Movie: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Baby Groot Gets A Life-Size And Incredibly Detailed Hot Toys Action FigureGUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Baby Groot Gets A Life-Size And Incredibly Detailed Hot Toys Action Figure
- Comic Book Movie: Miley Cyrus Will Provide The Voice Of [SPOILER] In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2Miley Cyrus Will Provide The Voice Of [SPOILER] In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
- HitFix: Nathan Fillion’s Role In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Was Not What It Seemed According To James Gunn
- Comic Book Movie: SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES Presents The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Star-Lord Deluxe Collectible FigureSIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES Presents The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Star-Lord Deluxe Collectible Figure
- IGN Movies: Daily Deals: Loot Wear Guardians of the Galaxy T-Shirt for $6 Shipped
- SlashFilm: The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Team Line-up Will Evolve
- MovieWeb: Listen to David Hasselhoff's Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Theme Song
- Latino Review: Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Zoe Saldana On The Importance Of Playing Strong Female Characters
- Latino Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2: Director James Gunn & Kevin Feige Only Disagreed On ONE Thing!
- ScreenRant: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Soundtrack Getting Cassette & Vinyl Release
- ScreenRant: Thor: Ragnarok Doesn’t Have Guardians of the Galaxy’s Tone
- Comic Book Movie: SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES Presents Guardians of the Galaxy 2's Star-Lord!SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES Presents Guardians of the Galaxy 2's Star-Lord!
Star-Lord and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy will be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War, and Chris Pratt has revealed he has almost finished filming his part. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 still a couple weeks away from hitting theaters, most of the general public does not know how the movie – or its five post-credits scenes – will help put the Guardians on the necessary trajectory to cross paths with the Avengers.
- Cinema Blend: How Chris Pratt Felt Filming Infinity War
- Comic Book Movie: LEAKED Image Of Spider-Man's AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Suit Is Almost Certainly FakeLEAKED Image Of Spider-Man's AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Suit Is Almost Certainly Fake
- SlashFilm: Superhero Bits: When to Expect Phase 4 Titles, Avengers 4 Not Shooting with Infinity War & More
- Comic Book Movie: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR And AVENGERS 4 Will No Longer Film SimultaneouslyAVENGERS: INFINITY WAR And AVENGERS 4 Will No Longer Film Simultaneously
- Latino Review: Avengers: Infinity War & Avengers 4 Filming Separately
- Cinema Blend: Why The LEGO Movie 2 Is Tricky To Make, According To Chris Pratt
- IndieWire: Chris Pratt Says Blue-Collar Americans Aren’t Represented in Hollywood
- Vulture: Chris Pratt Realizes It Was ‘Pretty Stupid’ to Claim Hollywood Doesn’t Tell Stories About People Like Him
- ScreenRant: The Guardians of the Galaxy Have the Same ‘Tone’ in Infinity War
- JoBlo: Kevin Feige says that the MCU will be quite different after Infinity War
- ScreenRant: Chris Pratt Debunks Jurassic World Fan Theory
- Bleeding Cool: Chris Pratt Calls For Better Representation In Hollywood For Chris Pratt
- Latino Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Chris Pratt Describes Meeting Kurt Russell For The First Time
- HitFix: Chris Pratt Says It Was ‘Pretty Stupid’ For Him To Claim That Hollywood Doesn’t Represent Blue Collar America
- Comic Book Movie: Marvel May Organize Their Films By Something Other Than "Phases" After AVENGERS 4Marvel May Organize Their Films By Something Other Than "Phases" After AVENGERS 4
- HitFix: Phase 4 Is Not A Guaranteed Element Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe After ‘Avengers 4’
Get a closer look at Halle Berry as Ginger and Channing Tatum as Agent Tequila in a new preview video for Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
- ScreenRant: Kingsman 2 Teaser; Full Trailer Arrives Tomorrow
- Deadline: Universal Moves ‘American Made’, Away From Fox’s ‘Kingsman’
- Coming Soon: Second Kingsman Tease Ahead of the Trailer Tomorrow
- We Got This Covered: Check Out Another Bite-Sized Promo For Kingsman: The Golden Circle
- The Wrap: Universal and Fox Play Chess With ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ Sequel Release Dates
- Comic Book Movie: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Gets Another Brief Teaser; Full Trailer Will Be With Us TomorrowKINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Gets Another Brief Teaser; Full Trailer Will Be With Us Tomorrow
- Screen Crush: Fox Releases Another Short Teaser for Tomorrow's 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Trailer
- Bleeding Cool: Eggys Back In A Teaser Of A Trailer For Kingsman: The Golden Circle
- Comic Book Movie: THE PREDATOR Moves To Summer 2018, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Moves Up A WeekTHE PREDATOR Moves To Summer 2018, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Moves Up A Week
A promotional stop at the Tribeca Film Festival escalated into full-blown awkwardness and fan backlash for the cast and filmmakers of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Based on a seminal 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale” centers around a servant in the household of a high-ranking official in a totalitarian society called Gilead.
- Variety: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: 12 Things We Learned at Tribeca Fest Premiere
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Elisabeth Moss doesn’t see The Handmaid’s Tale as a feminist story
- Deadline: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Yvonne Strahovski: “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” — Tribeca Studio
- Vulture: Elisabeth Moss Isn’t Convinced The Handmaid’s Tale Is Feminist
- IndieWire: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is a Riveting, Relevant, and Political Drama, So Why Won’t the Creators Say So?
- Film School Rejects: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Genius’ Debut Plus More TV You Must See This Week
- Vulture: Stephen Colbert and Alex Jones Find Common Ground With Their Bizarre Right-Wing Characters
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese are teaming with Leonardo DiCaprio for the upcoming adaptation Killers Of the Flower Moon.
- IndieWire: Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro Could Team Up for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’
- JoBlo: Scorsese, DiCaprio and De Niro are eyeing Killers of the Flower Moon
- ScreenRant: DiCaprio & Scorsese Circling Killers of the Flower Moon Adaptation
- Screen Crush: Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro May Reunite for an FBI Murder Mystery
- Deadline: Max Winkler’s Teenage Comedy ‘Flower’ Plants Itself At The Orchard – Tribeca
- The Wrap: The Orchard Buys Max Winkler’s ‘Flower’ at Tribeca
Spock actor Zachary Quinto reveals there may not be a Star Trek 4 after Star Trek Beyond. Quinto is currently appearing in Aardvark, a new indie film about a man with mental illness. It’s far from his first time in a smaller movie, but Quinto is probably better known for his work on one of the biggest franchises of all time: Star Trek.
- SlashFilm: Zachary Quinto on ‘Star Trek 4’: ”There’s No Guarantee” It Will Happen
- Cinema Blend: Is Star Trek 4 Happening? Here’s What Zachary Quinto Says
- Screen Crush: Zachary Quinto Says There Are 'No Guarantees' We'll Get a 'Star Trek 4'
- Dark Horizons: No Guarantee Of A Fourth “Star Trek”
- Deadline: Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2017 – Day 2 – John Turturro, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geoffrey Rush, Zachary Quinto & More
- The Wrap: ‘Aardvark’ Review: Zachary Quinto Is Seeing Things in Uneven Mental-Illness Drama
How do you make a charming movie star out of a Winklevoss?Midway through Ben Wheatley’s new one-long-gunfight movie Free Fire, Armie Hammer’s character picks up a machine gun. This escalation will perhaps elicit an exhale and a “finally” from the audience. Hammer plays a deal broker called Ord in a gun-buy gone south, and to this point every shooter in the ensemble cast has ironically been limited to revolvers. But Hammer’s increased firepower at this moment is as fitting as his tailored wool blazer.
- SlashFilm: ‘Free Fire’ Clip: Sharlto Copley Has Some Nice Cardboard Armor
- Screen Crush: 'Free Fire' Clip: Sharlto Copley Is 'a Rare and Mysterious Jewel'
- SlashFilm: ‘Free Fire’ Director Ben Wheatley on the Human Moments in Gun Battles [Interview]
- FirstShowing.net: Review: Ben Wheatley's 'Free Fire' is a Crazy Fun and Comical Ride
- Latino Review: Free Fire: Brie Larson Talks About Being The Lone Female In A Room Full Of Gun-Toting Men
- Comic Book Movie: SUICIDE SQUAD Once Again Under Fire, This Time For Digitally Slimming One Of Its StarsSUICIDE SQUAD Once Again Under Fire, This Time For Digitally Slimming One Of Its Stars
That’s just what I need. A new episode of Doctor Who. I think. Okay, second episode in, Smile… what will we find? 1. Stating The Obvious For The Very First Time So you can’t operate the TARDIS from the seats. And another nod to Neil Gaiman’s addition that the TARDIS takes you where you need to be not when you want to be. And, as last week, Bill Potts is the person who points these things out. Like the Doctor’s really high blood pressure.
- IndieWire: ‘Doctor Who’ Review: Bill Continues to Make Us ‘Smile’ Despite Creepy-Cute Emojibots
- AintItCool: HENRIETTA LACKS Hits HBO!! Emojis Vs. DOCTOR WHO!! Saturday TV Talkback!!
- The A.V. Club: TV Club: The Doctor and Bill are fantastic together, then a Doctor Who episode happens
- Vulture: Doctor Who Recap: The One with the Emojibots
- The A.V. Club: TV Club: Class acknowledges the nightmare of living in the Doctor Who universe
Today must be a national holiday for release dates, because we just got a slew of new release info from Fox, laying out everything nerds and movie buffs are eagerly waiting for. The big ones regard X-MEN and the AVATAR movies, but there’s also been some shifts regarding some smaller films and other franchise favorites, including the upcoming PREDATOR film and MAZE RUNNER sequel. Let’s... Read More...
- Dread Central: Fox Unleashing The Predator Six Months Later; Now Set for August 2018
- ScreenRant: Shane Black’s Predator Bumped to August 2018
- Dark Horizons: Fox Sets “Deadpool 2,” “Predator,” “X-Men” Dates
- The Wrap: Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’ Pushed to Late Summer 2018
- MovieWeb: The Predator Moves to Summer 2018
1970s and 80s television star Erin Moran died Saturday afternoon in Indiana, according to the Harrison County, Indiana Sheriff’s department. The actress rose to fame as Ron Howard‘s little sister Joanie Cunningham on the show Happy Days beginning in 1974. Moran continued the role in 1982 with Joanie Loves Chachi with Scott Baio.
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: R.I.P. Erin Moran, from Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi
- Vulture: Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dead at 56
- Variety: ‘Happy Days’ Star Erin Moran Dies at 56
- Deadline: Erin Moran Dies: ‘Happy Days’ Actress Was 56
- Deadline: Erin Moran: “We Did Our Best”, Says Child Actor Advocate Paul Petersen
Even though the surprise third season premiere of Rick and Morty was a nice treat for fans who have been waiting for the animated series return, now we’re still stuck waiting for new episodes to come back this summer. Thankfully, there’s something that might hold us over for the time being. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is a new VR game available on the HTC Vive and Oculus + Touch that allows you to enter the wild world of Adult Swim’s animated series.
- Deadline: Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance During Kathryn Bigelow’s VR Tribeca Panel
- Hollywood Reporter: Tribeca: Hillary Clinton Praises Science March, Kathryn Bigelow's VR Doc
- IndieWire: Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance at Kathryn Bigelow’s VR Event to Speak Out Against Elephant Poaching — Tribeca 2017
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Broken Night' VR Trailer Sees Emily Mortimer's Confused Memories (Exclusive Video)
- The Wrap: Hillary Clinton Drops in on Tribeca Panel for Kathryn Bigelow’s VR Poaching Short
The more we’ve seen and heard about the Wonder Woman film, the more I’ve become intrigued by its use of World War I to help set the stage for the character. We’re so used to our iconic heroes emerging from the turmoil of World War II — a notion which echoes very strongly in comic books to this day — that you might think the First Great War is an odd choice here as part of a DCEU that seeks to define these comic book icons for current generations and beyond. But it’s actually very clever.
- IndieWire: ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Wants to Help a Woman Battling Stage IV Cancer See the Movie Early
- Cinema Blend: Patty Jenkins Is Trying To Help A Terminally Ill Wonder Woman Fan See The Movie Early
- Hollywood Reporter: Andie MacDowell on 'Love After Love's' "Unusual" Opportunity "For a Mature Woman"
- Comic Book Movie: WONDER WOMAN Becomes A Hero In This Gorgeous New Concept Art From The Upcoming MovieWONDER WOMAN Becomes A Hero In This Gorgeous New Concept Art From The Upcoming Movie
The most recent trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight showed off plenty from the sequel that is supposed to be the last installment of the franchise directed by Michael Bay. However, one character that we still haven’t seen much of is Hot Rod. The Autobot has origins going all the way back to the 1986 animated movie when he was granted the Matrix of Leadership and became Rodimus Prime in the wake of the death of Optimus Prime.
- We Got This Covered: First Look At Hot Rod Revealed In New Transformers: The Last Knight Image
- Comic Book Movie: TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Reveals Our First Official Look At Hot RodTRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Reveals Our First Official Look At Hot Rod
- ScreenRant: Transformers: The Last Knight – Hot Rod’s Role Revealed
- JoBlo: New images from Guardians 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Transformers 5 & more
Fox WARNING: More spoilers for Alien: Covenant below. Read at your own risk or better yet, create your own Alien film and release spoilers for it. Could be fun. The build up to Alien: Covenant has been filled with unintentional leaks and official spoilers from Fox and director Ridley Scott. It’s pretty clear that everything we’ve seen to this point is stuff that no one behind the film is worried about being out there.
- Dread Central: Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Colbert Team Up for Spoof Alien: Covenant Clip
- IndieWire: Sigourney Weaver Joins Stephen Colbert for an ‘Alien’ Spoof on ‘The Late Show’ — Watch
- We Got This Covered: Michael Fassbender Explains The Difference Between David And Walter In Alien: Covenant
- ScreenRant: Michael Fassbender Explains Making His Two Alien: Covenant Androids Different
Margot Robbie (SUICIDE SQUAD) may soon be joining the pantheon of actresses who have portrayed Queen Elizabeth I of England as Variety reports that Robbie is currently in negotiations to play the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty in MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. The film, which is to be helmed by theatre director Josie Rourke, will be "based on the true story of Mary Stuart’s attempt... Read More...
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had a pretty solid run so far. There have been over a dozen films, and on there slate are eight or so more coming our way. Whether or not you actually like the films, there is no denying that Marvel Studios brought about an entirely new trend in filmmaking when it executed its cinematic universe.
- Cinema Blend: How The Marvel Cinematic Universe Could Change After Phase 3
- AintItCool: Marvel’s Feige: There May Not Be A 'Phase Four'!!
- ScreenRant: Marvel Phase 4 May Not Include Doctor Strange 2
Rosario Dawson’s character of Claire Temple is becoming the glue that holds the Marvel / Netflix universe together. She has appeared in both seasons of Daredevil as well as Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. She is also scheduled to appear in The Defenders. In an interview with Collider, Dawson answered a few questions that fans have been wondering. First she talked about getting the role as opposed to being one of the costumed vigilantes: I remember when I first took on this character, I was like, “I don’t know, I really wanted to have a radioactive spider situation.
- Comic Book Movie: THE PUNISHER Will Not Feature An Appearance From Rosario Dawson's Claire TempleTHE PUNISHER Will Not Feature An Appearance From Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple
- We Got This Covered: Rosario Dawson Won’t Be In The Punisher
- Vulture: Rosario Dawson Is Happy to Be Publicly Dating Eric Andre, But Would Be Happier If Tongue Pics Had Not Been Required As Proof
The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is revealing his plans for making The Lion King, his next live-action adaptation of a Disney animated classic.
- IndieWire: Jon Favreau’s 7 Rules for Making a Good Movie, from ‘The Jungle Book’ to ‘The Lion King’
- Cinema Blend: How Disney Is Approaching The Lion King In Live-Action, According To Jon Favreau
- Fandango Movie Blog: Jon Favreau and Scarlett Johansson Talk Failure and How 'Transformers' Inspired 'Iron Man'
Turns out Zimmer’s innovative and memorable film scores, with their pounding rhythms and varied instrumentation, are perfect for the Coachella setting. Crowds reportedly went wild for the charismatic Zimmer as he conducted his way through a selection of his most ...Click to continue reading Watch Hans Zimmer’s Live ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ Coachella Performance
“The Lovers” is that rare thing: a serious romantic comedy with farcical elements that never puts a foot wrong.
Twentieth Century Fox shifts the release dates for Maze Runner: The Death Cure and Francis Lawrence’s Red Sparrow. The studio announced a number of changes to their upcoming film slate today, including official dates for James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, three X-Men movies in 2018 (including New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and Dark Phoenix), as well as a delay of Shane Black’s Predator reboot, which is currently filming.
Disney's first choice for the Genie in Aladdin was comedian Kevin Hart, but it isn't known why he passed.
- Dark Horizons: Kevin Hart Was Up For “Aladdin” Genie
- ScreenRant: Aladdin: Kevin Hart Was Considered for Genie in Live-Action Version
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is going to launch a new Harry Potter franchise whether you like it or not. The next installment will dive a little bit deeper into Newt Scamander’s past and also flesh out Dumbledore’s backstory and how it all connects to the beginnings of Voldemort. We already know that Newt has a very important ex, but apparently he also has a family, as his brother is currently being cast. Continue reading…
The upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming contains more than a single nod to the collective cinema of John Hughes.When Marvel and Sony first announced that they would be partnering up to bring Peter Parker/Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many fans were excited, while others were slightly disappointed. Coming off The Amazing Spider-Man films, the new standalone movie set within the MCU is the third live-action, Peter Parker-focused Spider-Man film released in theaters in five years.
- Cinema Blend: How Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Director Came Up With All The New Gadgets
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Diane Lane talks here about returning as Martha Kent in Justice League and that big "Martha!" scene between the Dark Knight and Man of Steel in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice...
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Getty Image One year ago today, Patton Oswalt‘s wife, true crime writer Michelle McNamara, passed away after taking prescription medications with an undiagnosed heart condition. Oswalt has spoken eloquently about his late wife, both about their life together and how things have changed since her passing. Today, Oswalt wrote a heart-felt tribute on Facebook, explaining that life without her is “awful, but it’s not fatal.” “Last night I took off my wedding ring. I couldn’t bear removing it since April 21st, 2016. But now it felt obscene.
This summer, Tom Cruise takes on the worst evil imaginable in The Mummy and we have an awesome photo that teases the intense showdown between his character & Sofia Boutella's titular monster!
Ang Lee is in talks to direct the long-in-development clone assassin movie, Gemini Man. Some films are stuck in development hell for five, even 10 years. Then there’s Gemini Man. The high-concept thriller was first announced at Disney 20 years ago, and it still hasn’t made its way onto the big screen.
TWhat is the world coming to when Johnny Rotten is the cheeriest, most positive person in the room? That’s the way it seemed on Friday night at the Tribeca Film Festival, when the documentary “The Public Image Is Rotten” had its world premiere, and John Lydon — known for spewing venom and spittle in equal measure during his days in the Sex Pistols — followed the screening with a slightly unhinged Q&A in which most of his answers fairly reeked of positivity and light. He talked about the importance of books, about how the best kind of political statement is to
We chat with Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson about love and rehearsals and life and more rehearsals at Tribeca.Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead in ‘The Endless’. Oh, brother, there art thou!The Shallow Pocket Project is going to Tribeca (in spirit)! We’ll be chatting with several independent filmmakers making the trek to New York for this year’s film festival. Stay tuned! Check out our last chat with Ted Geoghegan (Director of ‘We Are Still Here’).
HBO invites you to remember the gaping hole in your life.That classic saying “a picture’s worth a thousand words” often seems hyperbolic. However, a thousand words (or, you know, two thousand) for fifteen pictures, especially when those fifteen pictures happen to be our first real, official look at the new series of Game of Thrones, seems a lot more reasonable. There was that trailer released a little while back, but it felt like more of a “look at this promotional thing we filmed” stunt rather than bonafide glimpse at future episodes. As such, it really did nothing for me.
Dan Stevens says he’s “open to offers” should Disney decide to make a sequel to its blockbuster live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. The movie musical – adapted from Disney’s animated classic from 1991 – has been a major success, shattering domestic box office records. Its $350 million opening was just the start, with the film recently crossing the $1 billion mark, making it likely studio executives are at least thinking about some sort of follow-up.
Director Rian Johnson tells fans that Star Wars 8 is not just a rehash The Empire Strikes Back.
With contract negotiations between the WGA and AMPTP looking increasingly tenuous, TheWrap asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige how strongly a Hollywood writers’ strike might impact the studio’s upcoming projects. His answer: Not very. “I think the whole industry will be affected, but we’ve seen it coming for a while now, and yes it moved up deadlines,” Feige told TheWrap Thursday during the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
Word is that Marvel’s Luke Cage season two has begun filming for Netflix and they are looking to add two new characters. The original 13-episode series starred: Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Erik LaRay Harvey, Rosario Dawson and Alfre Woodard. Luke Cage (Colter) and Misty Knight (Missick) will be appearing in the 8-episode Marvel’s Defenders due out on August 8th. MCU Exchange has posted a pair of character descriptions meant to let the auditioning actors have a general idea of the character without giving away too much about the upcoming season.
The powder keg that exploded 25 years ago in Los Angeles — after the shocking acquittal of the LAPD officers involved in the Rodney King beating — gets the documentary it deserves in John Ridley’s enthralling, heart-rending history “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992.” (The film screens theatrically for one week in New York and Los Angeles before debuting on ABC.) Coming on the heels of a benchmark year for non-fiction movies about America’s ever-simmering racial tensions, from Ezra Edelman’s “O.J.: Made in America” to Ava DuVernay’s
This weekend marks the release of “Phoenix Forgotten,” a found-footage horror movie centering on the “Phoenix Lights.” The strange lights in the sky lead the protagonists of the movie to grab a camera and head out into the desert to investigate. Like all found footage movies, it doesn’t go well from there. “Phoenix Forgotten” might not be a true story, but there’s at least some truth to its setting — the Phoenix Lights phenomenon really did happen.
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Short of the Day“One astronaut’s journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer.
Marvel Studios hasn’t exactly worked only with obscure filmmakers. But the studio has shown a marked preference for lesser-known people with careers rooted in smaller genre productions, comedies, or character-heavy work rather than for putting A-List action directors behind the camera.
- Screen Crush: 'Captain Marvel' Will Begin Production Next February
Is there anything cuter than a baby panda? John Krasinski doesn't think so (and neither do we). The actor narrates the latest Disneynature film Born in China (tickets are on sale now, opens April 21), in which we get a bird’s-eye view of gorgeous, mysterious and untouched landscapes filled with endearing animal inhabitants. Filmed in the Chinese countryside, Born in China follows three stories – an elusive snow leopard mom trying to provide for her two...Read MoreRead Comments
- Badass Digest: BORN IN CHINA: How They Got Those Amazing Shots
IGN recently sat down with the director of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi, and spoke of a number topics surrounding the new film. One topic of discussion had to do with Jeff Goldblum's character, The Grandmaster. In the comics, the character is a blue skinned alien. The movie has Jeff Goldblum appear just as you would expect Jeff Goldblum to appear. Waititi's response?"Because he did another movie where he was blue." What film would that be you might be asking?
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The impending WGA strike threatens to shake up Hollywood, but it won’t have much of an impact on Marvel. As we once again find ourselves on the cusp of a writers’ strike, all of Hollywood is on tenterhooks as to whether the Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers can avoid another disastrous halt to the industry.
One of the cardinal rules — and sometimes, biggest challenges — in nonfiction filmmaking is that when you set out to follow real people, you often don’t know where they’re going. Sometimes, real life will lead you in unexpected directions that can make for a great film; other times, it will stubbornly refuse to give you the satisfying ending that would make your movie soar. The filmmakers of “True Conviction,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, definitely had to deal with some of the latter.
The upcoming “Star Wars” standalone film about young Han Solo almost had a major meeting of fans: those in love with the franchise, and those in love with Harry Styles. The pop star, formerly of the boy band One Direction, hinted that he read for the part that wound up in the hands of “Hail, Caesar!” star Alden Ehrenreich. Styles appeared this weekend as a guest of popular UK chat show host Graham Norton, where the men played a game called Dead Pan.
It's not a reboot, but after spending years losing readers by alienating long term fans, Marvel will be going back to basics with Legacy, an initiative to return the Marvel Universe to its old self!
- Hollywood Reporter: Marvel Comics Going Retro for 'Legacy' Relaunch
War for the Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis is promising a Caesar who acts on his darkest desires for revenge. The third installment in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise concerns a dystopian planet wracked by ongoing battles between humans and apes.
- Dark Horizons: The New “Apes” Film Is Really A Western
Everyone thinks Bob Kane is the sole creator of Batman. What the new documentary Batman and Bill presupposes is, maybe he’s not. Even though Bob Kane is frequently and historically associated with the creation of Batman, the more educated comic book fans now know that many of the signature elements of Batman’s long comic book history were created by another man named Bill Finger. But why is his name not nearly as synonymous with the creation of The Dark Knight?
Warner Bros. Pictures has released two new TV spots for Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword featuring a ton of action-packed new footage as Charlie Hunnam fights his way to the throne!
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1. Fate Of The Furious, TheGross: $38,682,095Total: $163,578,315
2. Boss Baby, TheGross: $12,750,000Total: $136,991,870
3. Beauty And The BeastGross: $9,973,000Total: $471,097,384
4. Born In ChinaGross: $5,147,000Total: $5,147,000
5. Going In StyleGross: $5,005,000Total: $31,765,843