Top Movie News for March 28, 2017

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Producer Hints at End of Sony-Marvel Collaboration After Next Movie Is Spider-Man’s time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe limited?

Inconvenient Sequel Trailer Has Al Gore Fired Up About Climate Change Former Vice President Al Gore continues his quest to spread awareness about climate change in the new documentary An Inconvenient Sequel.

Valerian: Luc Besson Already Writing The Script For A Sequel Very rarely does it seem like Hollywood is content with sticking the landing for an ambitious, big budget film and simply walking away. If a film catches on and a sequel isn’t being made, there’s a whole lot of money being left on the table. As such, regardless of whether or not we know if a film will ultimately be successful, filmmakers are often already doing prep work on potential sequels.

Uglydolls Movie Gets Director Robert Rodriguez, Poster Unveiled at CinemaCon STX Entertainment revealed at CinemaCon today that Robert Rodriguez has come aboard to direct its Uglydoll animated movie, debuting in 2019.

Pirates: New Video Behind-The-Scenes Confirms Will Turner’s Son Pirates of the Caribbean is quite the interesting little franchise. It had its start with Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley right at its center. However, when Disney realized the main draw of it was Johnny Depp’s drunken interpretation of the now iconic Jack Sparrow.

Aaron Sorkin Has Meetings With Both DC AND Marvel Aaron Sorkin has written some pretty incredible films including A Few Good Men and The Social Network, in addition to being one of the only show-runners to write nearly every episode of his creation, The West Wing. Among his numerous other awards, Sorkin won an Oscar for writing The Social Network, and was nominated for a second for Moneyball. Now his attention may be turning to the most lucrative genre of all...

Mark Wahlberg & Peter Berg Teaming for Mile 22 Trilogy CinemaCon in Las Vegas has given us a lot of details about new and upcoming film projects, from the new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, descriptions of the first footage from The Dark Tower, and more details on Luc Besson’s Valerian (which might get as many as two sequels). In addition to the big franchise news, Adam Fogelson, the president of STX entertainment, made an appearance with Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg to hype their next project.

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’s Darlene Cates Passes Away at 69 Very few actors in Hollywood history have done the next to impossible – create one iconic role, only never to be seen on the big screen again. Most of the time, those one-hit wonders are child actors, who decided (or their parents decided for them) that Hollywood wasn’t a great place for their formative years. As rare as those one-and-done feature film appearances are for child actors, they’re almost unheard for adults.

Tonight’s episode of The Flash introduces us to Abra Kadabra, the 64th century techno-magician who claims to know who Savitar is and will tell Barry Allen in exchange for his freedom. This puts Barry in the tough place of letting a murderer go free in the hopes of saving Iris West. Being a superhero can be difficult at times. The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 PM on the CW. The Flash Has To Make One Of The Toughest Decisions

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/Filmcast Ep. 411 – Life David and Devindra go Jeff-less this week and discuss the prospect of a new season of True Detective, plus they share some disappointment over the new Dave Chappelle comedy specials.

A Taste Of What To Expect In Westworld Season 2 Westworld is the latest, great HBO show, as well as one of the most talked about shows of 2016 (perhaps behind only Stranger Things). It masterfully blended the science fiction and western genre into a creepy and very entertaining little package, completely shaking up the formula and leaving the original film it is based on in the dust. Mysteries abound, the show featured some incredible writing and acting, with Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins both at the top of their game. Have you watched it yet?

Ex Machina Director’s Annihilation: CinemaCon Footage Description Alex Garland has firmly established himself as one of the top creators of science fiction in movies today. As a writer, he wrote the scripts for zombie film 28 Days Later, the outer space mystery Sunshine, the dark, dystopian Never Let Me Go and the futuristic comic book adaptation Dredd.

Ferdinand Trailer Stars John Cena as a Big, Happy Bull Get your first look at WWE Superstar John Cena as the title character in the animated adventure Ferdianand, along with the poster and new photos.

Pacific Rim 2 Wraps, John Boyega Shares Final Set Photo John Boyega sends out a final photo from the set as production wraps on Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Why Karen Gillan Is Wearing That Skimpy Costume in Jumanji 2 There's a reason why Karen Gillan is wearing that short, skin-tight outfit in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and it has everything to do with the story's main plot.

‘Ghost in the Shell’ Review: Scarlett Johansson Takes Us to a Souped-Up Yet Familiar Future Marshaling the very latest in digital photography, stereoscopic imaging and cutting-edge effects, “Ghost in the Shall” is a technical knockout, a here-and-now valentine to what design wizardry Hollywood can pull off in 2017. At the same time, it does so in service of a tired tale full of repurposed visual tricks, storytelling clichés and big-studio concessions, to the extent that the film offers a sleek modern polish to a story that feels about 15 years too late. In that sense, form really matches content.

After years of Sony churning out Spider-Man movies to mixed results, fans finally had their dreams come true when it was announced that Peter Parker would be joining the MCU. The unprecedented deal between Marvel and Sony would allow the latter to reap the financial benefits of the character, while letting Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios dictate the character’s tone and feature him in their films.

For Good Reason Romantic Scene Gets Cut From Power Rangers Film Although coming in second to Beauty and the Beast, Saban's Power Rangers had a successful opening weekend. For the most part audiences around the globe were satisfied with the film. With that being said our attention now shifts to future films as well as scenes that didn't make the final cut. We have already talked about the possibility of a series of films as well as the inclusion of the Green Ranger.

First A Ghost Story trailer is haunting & transcendent With Cinema Con going on we’ll be getting some new trailers, features and goodies about Hollywood’s biggest upcoming projects. The event is taking place at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas, for god sakes! But there are lots of smaller films coming our way too…much smaller films. One of those films that should definitely be on your radar is David Lowery’s A GHOST STORY... Read More...

* Inhales deeply * Ha ha ha ha ha! You’ll have to pardon me as I wipe a few tears from my eyes in my attempt to bring you the news that Sony Pictures is looking to court Michael Bay as the producer and possible director of their planned film based on the notorious criminal Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. Earlier this afternoon, Sony Pictures sealed the deal on the... Read More...

Netflix picks up Apostle from The Raid director Gareth Evans After the incredible bone-crushing action of THE RAID and THE RAID 2, Gareth Evans has more than earned my attention. Unfortunately it's been a bit of a wait for Evans' next project, a period revenge thriller by the name of APOSTLE, but, thanks to Deadline, we know where we'll be able to find it once it's released: Netflix. The outlet reports that Netflix have... Read More...

Lara Croft Gets Dirty in New Tomb Raider Remake Photo Alicia Vikander is certainly not afraid to get her hands dirty in a new photo from Tomb Raider, with arrives along with the official synopsis.

For my money, Louis C.K. is one of the funniest people in the comedy game, right now. In truth, I'm a very difficult person to please when it comes to stand-up comedy. I know it sounds strange, but there's something about a person getting up on a stage with the intent of making me laugh that I find uncomfortable. That said, there are always exceptions to my own weird rules, of course. For my... Read More...

Stephen King’s IT Trailer Teaser & Poster: ‘We All Float Down Here’ It’s been a long and winding road for the production of Stephen King’s IT. It seems like there never was a time when this flick wasn't in development. In the time since, a lot has changed. The project has cycled through a filmmakers, but when all said and done, I think it’s settled on a good place.

In Ernest Cline‘s Ready Player One, much of the world’s population spends their time in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. The story’s heroes, Wade Watts/Parzival (Tye Sheridan) and Samantha Evelyn Cook/Art3miss (Olivia Cooke), aren’t living the highest quality of life in the real world, so they live and breathe the OASIS. Naturally, ss a tie-in for the film about our dependency on technology, Warner Bros.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Animated Film in the Works As one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been a staple of stage performances for generations.

The Weinstein Company’s animated comedy “Leap!” will have a nationwide release Labor Day weekend, the company announced Tuesday. The movie was originally slated for an April 21 release. The film follows an 11-year-old orphan (Elle Fanning), who dreams of moving to Paris and becoming a dancer — but faces plenty of obstacles. “Leap!” also stars Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler, along with Carly Rae Jepsen, Kate McKinnon, and Mel Brooks.

Hey, /Film. What’s a nice place like you doing in a girl like this? Wait, let me start over… My name is Hoai-Tran Bui, and I’m just happy to be here. Before you ask me how to pronounce my name (not important, and you’d probably get it wrong anyway), let me tell you about my favorite films. I struggled more than I probably should have over this list. See, I wanted to impress you, /Film. I wanted to list films that I thought were Important (capital “I” intended), but were also Important to Me.

The internet is a beautiful thing. Thanks to advancements in technology, folks with a simple laptop can come up with some crazy talented work, such as this trailer a fan cut to make The Avengers from 2012 resemble the new Justice League trailer.  The work on the trailer was outstanding. It was seamless and really came across like an actual, professional movie trailer. It also showed what I felt was the big problem with the Justice League trailer. The trailer itself told no story. What do I mean?

Andrew Garfield to Star as Afghanistan War Reporter in Indie ‘Black Lion’ Andrew Garfield will star as real-life Afghanistan War reporter Carlos Mavroleon in the indie “Black Lion” for Stay Gold Pictures, the company announced Tuesday. Garfield will also produce the film with Rupert Fowler and Daniela Taplin Lundberg, with Nicholas Mavroleon, Aidan Hartley, and Alessandro Camon as executive producers.

Former WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio announced on Instagram this week that he will marry fiance and current WWE superstar Paige on Wednesday with a heartfelt message of love, conspiracy, and vengeance. “I[t] doesn’t matter how many times you try to break us,” Del Rio announced on the social media platform, claiming that he and Paige have been and still are being “harassed by a company,” allegedly out to “destroy us ” and “destroy my baby,” possibly referring to a series of leaked sex tapes and images that were stolen and released online wi

Pretty much the the two things we definitely, absolutely know about Black Panther is that Black Panther will be in it, and it’ll feature a pretty grand-scale car chase scene in the middle of Busan, South Korea. They’ve been filming the car chase for the past week, which is why we’ve been hearing so much about it, and today Korea’s branch of the Walt Disney Company has released a first look image of the scene. Continue reading…

Five years after the main Harry Potter storyline concluded with the finale of The Deathly Hallows, Warner Bros. brought J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World back to the big screen in the form of a spinoff/prequel titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Taking its name from the Hogwarts textbook, the film followed the exploits of magizoologist Newt Scamader, who travels to 1920s New York and tries to track down a collection of magical creatures that escaped from his briefcase.

"There's nowhere for me to go…" Vertical Entertainment has premiered an official US trailer for the indie thriller Berlin Syndrome, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film is a dramatic thriller about an Australian woman visiting Berlin who ends up locked in an apartment unable to get out after she hooks up with a German guy she meets in the city. Max Riemelt stars, along with the talented Australian actress Teresa Palmer. The cast includes Lucie Aron, and Matthias Habich.

Twitter The film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians, which is aiming to have an all-Asian cast when all is said and done, has finally found its stunning male lead. A complete newcomer to Hollywood — he’s hosted travel shows and is a self described “cat whisperer” — Henry Golding joins a cast that already includes Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu, who will play his girlfriend, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon‘s Michelle Yeoh, who is reportedly signed on as his mother.

The Fast & Furious franchise is one that perhaps doesn’t give enough credit for how much it’s evolved since the first film. This was one that started off taking itself way too damn seriously. Sure, for those into the idea of street racing, it may have been pretty cool, but its appeal was ultimately a bit limited.

Over the years, Tom Cruise has continued to raise the stakes when it comes to action movies by doing what seems to be, well, impossible. He has done this quite literally throughout the Mission: Impossible franchise with each movie attempting to one up the big set piece that came before.

Cosplay Melee is back for it’s second installment with a Game of Thrones-themed challenge. The freshman season for the competition series has a new set of four competitors, including Edgar Mayoral, Emily Ann Schmidt (Go Big or Go Home Cosplay), Ruth aka Jackie Craft (Jackie Craft Cosplay), and Jennifer Anne Rose (Jinglebooboo). After last week’s impressive first episode we were looking forward to see if the second would still keep hold of our interest.

The Disney panel at CinemaCon 2017 kicked off with a little bit of Wreck-It Ralph 2 news. Or rather, it kicked off with the actual title of the second Wreck-It Ralph movie, which is still set to hit theaters in 2018. While our own Peter Sciretta is in attendance at CinemaCon and will provide full details on the panel soon, Disney confirmed on Twitter that the sequel to their 2012 video game-centric animated hit will be titled Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. It will arrive on March 9, 2018. Who's ready to break it?

Spanish writer/director Nacho Vigalondo has been carving out a reputation for intimately told and wildly imaginative stories with films like the mind-bending mystery Timecrimes, the chilling thriller Open Windows, and his upcoming–and already acclaimed–Kaiju comedy Colossal. But what would this visionary filmmaker do if he had a big budget and studio backing?

Getty/Shutterstock Jim Breuer will always be associated his time on Saturday Night Live in the late ’90s, which gifted comedy fans with his “Goat Boy” character and The Joe Pesci Show sketches. But it’s not like the 49-year-old stand-up comic is trying to distance himself from that time, Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan’s stoner comedy Half-Baked, and other cherished projects from his past. Hence why he agreed to host the Stars of Saturday Night film marathon on HDNet Movies, running through March 31st on AXS TV’s sister channel.

Major studios, major stars and a ton of breaking news and first-look footage will be covered all week long at TheWrap. The men of “Baby Driver” — from left, Ansel Elgort, director Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm — revved up their action flick a bit early for exhibitors.

“Pitchfork peasants with murders in their eyes” are coming, V.M. Vargas (David Thewlis) warns viewers in the new preview for Fargo season 3. Vargas is most likely talking to the man with the overwhelming smile shown above, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, Emmit Stussy (Ewan McGregor).

The ‘Deadwood’ creator comes aboard a potential third season.It’s been a long, strange trip to be sure, and we’re not exactly there yet, but it would seem that the dark spot of gritty storytelling on the horizon could just be the long-awaited and thought-ill-fated third season of the HBO series True Detective.Following abysmal second season ratings and response, Nic Pizzolatto’s crime-centric character study seemed destined for the televisual graveyard.

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a xenomorph but were afraid of, well ... dying and stuff? Lucky for you, the good people over at 20th Century Fox have partnered with Facebook to premiere an exclusive ALIEN: COVENANT Facebook Camera Mask as part of their newly launched Facebook Camera product!  The Facebook Camera, which Facebook announced this morning, provides a new way for... Read More...

Just when you thought you could put your wallet away and stop fretting over the dwindling wall space in your home, Mondo has to go ahead and announce a new gallery show built around Disney animated movies. A collaboration between the ever-popular pop culture art company and Cyclops Print Works, Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show will open to the public next month.

The President of the National Association of Theater Owners made great allusions to President Trump in his CinemaCon address on Tuesday. John Fithian, NATO’s CEO, appealed to the annual convention of movie exhibitors for the continued support of globalization in the film industry, to champion free trade and support immigrant talent. “Open and diverse societies can drive movie attendance,” Fithian said, before displaying several big 2017 titles we’ll see from foreign directors like Luc Besson (“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”). Also Read: MPAA P

Baby Driver and Doctor Dolittle Reboot Get New Release Dates Universal has set a 2019 date for Robert Downey Jr.'s Doctor Dolittle, while Baby Driver gets pushed up nearly two months at Sony.

STX Animation is in development on an untitled Eddie Murphy comedy and an adaptation of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.” The projects are undated, and were announced at the company’s CinemaCon 2017 presentation. The Murphy project follows a prize-winning Bo the Bull who triumphs often over the matadors who try to lure him — but his own son grows up with aspirations of being a rodeo clown, not a fighter. Also Read: Robert Rodriguez to Write and Direct 'Ugly Dolls' Animated Film The Elton project reunites him with composer and Broadway institut

STX Entertainment debuted the first footage from Aaron Sorkin’s anticipated directorial debut “Molly’s Game” — and while star Jessica Chastain ably takes the lead, some notable stars were missing. Like the real life men ((like Tobey Maguire and Ben Affleck) who were implicated in the true story of Molly Bloom — the arranger of high-stakes pokers games in Hollywood.

This article will contain spoilers for the Supergirl episode – Distant Sun . . . . . Last night, Kevin Smith returned to the director’s chair for the episode that look like it will set up the rest of the season of Supergirl. The title was Distant Sun, but it could also have been called Distant Son as the episode focuses on Mon-El (Chris Wood) not wanting to be prince of Daxam anymore and moving away from his parents. The problem is that Rhea (Teri Hatcher) is not happy at all and puts a bounty on Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), thinking that if Kara is dead, Mon-El will return home.

AMC Theatres parent company AMC Entertainment Holdings announced Tuesday that it has closed its deal to acquire Scandinavian chain Nordic Cinema Group for $652 million in cash. AMC also paid down debts of $144 million and $168 million, for a total transaction value of approximately $964 million. AMC, which is owned by China’s Dalian Wanda Group, is the biggest movie theater chain in the world.

March saw the openings of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Logan,” among other tentpoles, catapulting this month to be the first $1 billion March in domestic box office history. Disney’s live-action remake of the 1991 classic, on its own, opened to $170 million and has since grossed $319 million domestically and is expected to hit $1 billion globally soon. Fox’s “Logan,” starring Hugh Jackman in his final stint as The Wolverine, opened to $88.4 million and has since grossed $201 million domestically.

FilmRise has acquired U.S. rights to Sundance winner “Marjorie Prime” and is planning a mid-summer release and a fall awards push for star Lois Smith, the distributor announced Tuesday. “Marjorie Prime” is a sci-fi drama that stars Smith as Marjorie, an 86-year-old widow who spends time with a holographic likeness of a younger version of her deceased husband, Walter (Jon Hamm).

Kyber crystals are an important part of Star Wars lore.

How did Marvel Comics influence the life of The Black Keys‘ musician Pat Carney? What high praise does James Gunn have for the Thor: Ragnarok trailer? Want to see a trailer for The Avengers cut in the style of the most recent Justice League trailer? Would Jessica Chastain be interested in playing Poison Ivy? Who did that cover of “Come Together” for the Justice League trailer?

Paramount Pictures showcased George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” on Tuesday  — which will release in the awards strike zone this year — and Clooney himself introduced the footage with stars Julianne Moore and Matt Damon at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Damon and Moore play in-laws who share a dead woman in common – her twin, his former wife — and Oscar Isaac is a detective who finds something very fishy about the way she met her demise. The period piece has a very noirish feel with some comedy wedged in — Damon took a brutal punch to the nose, and Moore sits

The last week has been filled with Justice League images, character teaser trailers and finally a full trailer. With that we have learned that the League will in fact have their hands full with parademons and mother boxes. Also that although we know that Superman will have an impact in the film, we still don't know how soon or late he will come back to life. We saw a lot of focus on Cyborg and Aquaman who no doubt had some of the best moments overall.

Box Office

  • 1. Beauty And The Beast
    Gross: $90,426,717
    Total: $319,032,604
  • 2. Power Rangers
    Gross: $40,300,288
    Total: $40,300,288
  • 3. Kong: Skull Island
    Gross: $14,670,653
    Total: $133,747,891
  • 4. Life
    Gross: $12,501,936
    Total: $12,501,936
  • 5. Logan
    Gross: $10,334,390
    Total: $201,644,986

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