Top Movie News for August 21, 2019

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Sony Officially Responds to Spider-Man Deal: Kevin Feige Is Out Sony heads to Twitter to officially respond to the news over their talks with Disney and their shared usage of the Spider-man character and his future in the MCU.

Whoa: ‘The Matrix 4’ is Happening With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski Returning [Updated] Update: If you’re wondering what’s going on with Morpheus in this story, a new report indicates that we could see a younger version of that character pop up in this film. Our original report continues, and you can read the Morpheus-related update embedded within. The Matrix turned 20 years old this year and here’s one way to celebrate: Warner Bros. has announced that The Matrix 4 is officially in the works.

Why Bucky Can't Be the New Captain America Explained by Endgame Directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo reveal why Bucky can't be the new Cap, while enforcing their decision to give Sam Wilson the shield.

Todd Phillips on the chances of a potential sequel to Joker JOKER stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who is driven insane and becomes the psychopathic criminal mastermind known as the Joker. The upcoming Todd Phillips film certainly has people talking, with some even calling the film a "cinematic achievement on a high level." It remains to seen just how the general audience will take to JOKER, but Todd… Read More...

James Bond 25 Teaser Announces Official Title: No Time to Die MGM has revealed the official title for Daniel Craig's James Bond 25, No Time to Die, which hits theaters next year.

Ready or Not Review: The Hunt Is on in This Devilishly Funny Black Comedy Wealthy in-laws hunt a young bride in Fox Searchlight's macabre black comedy Ready or Not, starring Samara Weaving.

A ‘Practical Magic’ Prequel Series Has Been Summoned by HBO Max HBO Max is about to bring a little more magic into our lives. WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service has given a pilot order to a Practical Magic prequel series, which will presumably lead up to the events in the 1998 fantasy film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Variety broke the news that HBO Max has given a pilot production commitment for Warner Bros. Television’s one-hour drama Rules of Magic, a prequel series to Practical Magic.

Guillermo Del Toro's Antlers Trailer Pulls Keri Russell Into a Dark Fairy Tale Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for Antlers, produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Scott Cooper.

Underwater Trailer: Kristen Stewart Unleashes Monsters in the Deep It's researchers against monsters in the action thriller Underwater starring Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller and Vincent Cassel.

Second Teaser Trailer for Stallone's 'Rambo: Last Blood' Action Finale "You started this… I'll end it." "I'm going to tear you apart. This is what it feels like." Lionsgate has just launched a second official teaser trailer for Rambo: Last Blood, otherwise known as Rambo V - the fifth and final movie in the Rambo action series that first began in 1982 (with First Blood). Sylvester Stallone once again returns to play Rambo, in what is said to be the very last Rambo movie, "the last chapter of the legendary series." Rambo goes up against a Mexican cartel in this one.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Second Wave Features ‘Knives Out’ as Closing Night Film The Fantastic Fest 2019 second wave is here – and it does not disappoint. If the first wave announcement didn’t do it for you (what’s your deal?), this second one should do the trick. Rian Johnson‘s star-studded Knives Out will close-out the fest, and new titles include Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite and the Nicolas Cage-starring H.P. Lovecraft adaptation The Color Out of Space.

New Titans Season 2 poster has our heroes assembling around Deathstroke DC Universe has unleashed a new poster for the second season of TITANS, featuring a primo look at the team's robust roster as well as a solid showcase of the show's sword-happy supervillain, Deathstroke. TITANS focuses on a young group of superheroes led by Nightwing, who come together to combat evil and other perils in the DC universe. When Season 2 begins, the team will… Read More...

John Carpenter Will Return to Score Halloween Kills & Halloween Ends Soundtracks Horror legend John Carpenter has confirmed he will return to score both Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, as he did with the 2018 sequel.

Marvel's Avengers prologue video delivers epic gameplay and intense action Back in June, video game developer Crystal Dynamics brought a trailer for their hotly-anticipated video game, MARVEL'S AVENGERS, to this year's E3. Unfortunately, while the footage revealed glimmers of potential for the action-based adventure game, many fans were left feeling underwhelmed by the title's overall presentation. Be it the questionable character models, confusing… Read More...

Andy Muschietti working on supercut combining It: Chapter One & Chapter Two Taking place nearly thirty years after the events of the first film, IT: CHAPTER TWO stars Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, James McAvoy as Bill, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, James Ransone as Eddie, Jay Ryan as Ben, and Andy Bean as Stanley as they set out to take down Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) once and for all. The upcoming sequel will be a rather lengthy affair for a horror movie,… Read More...

The Losers’ Club is heading back to Derry, Maine to face off against Pennywise the Clown (aka, IT) once again – this time, as adults. But can James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, and Andy Bean recapture the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry of the younger cast from 2017’s mega-successful It? (Is such a thing even possible?) Is this sequel scarier than the original?

A new deleted scene from the Super Mario Bros. movie has been uncovered as part of a newly discovered extended cut.

Visionary writer-director Ari Aster returns with Midsommar arriving on blu-ray combo and DVD October 8 from Lionsgate.

The Suicide Squad Recruits Flula Borg in Super Secret Role James Gunn's The Suicide Squad continues to expand its cast as Flula Borg has signed on to join the DC Comics adaptation.

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Franchise Recap of the Day This week sees the theatrical release of Angel Has Fallen, the third installment of the Gerard Butler-led series of movies that began with Olympus Has Fallen and continued with London Has Fallen. Need a refresher on what has happened in the series so far? Here’s a plot recap from Roadshow Films:   Actor in the Spotlight Have you ever noticed...Read MoreRead Comments

Tom Hiddleston drops some hints regarding Loki's Disney+ series Although Loki (Tom Hiddleston) met his end at the hands of Thanos (Josh Brolin) in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, the trickster was able to return for a surprising scene in AVENGERS: ENDGAME which helped to set up the events of the upcoming Loki TV series on Disney+. With the series not expected to drop until spring of 2021, we're still a ways off from the grand return of Loki, but Tom Hiddleston… Read More...

AI Bot Writes Batman Movie Script, and the First Page Is Pretty Hilarious A writer forced a bot to watch a bunch of Batman movies, then had it write a truly insane and hilarious script page for a Batman movie of its own.

Michael Rooker Has Just Joined Several Big Franchises Back-To-Back The newest addition to the Fast & Furious family has a very packed schedule, indeed.

‘Coming 2 America’ Adds Tracy Morgan to the Comedy Ensemble Cast The cast of the comedy sequel Coming 2 America is already packed to the gills. Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are again starring in the movie that takes them out of the fictional African nation of Zamunda and back to Queens, New York. Not only are several cast members from the original movie joining them, but there’s are plenty of new names joining the roster, and one more has just been added.

John Connor actor Edward Furlong breaks his silence on returning to the role in Terminator: Dark Fate for the first time in nearly three decades.

While Arrow may have aired an episode titled "Birds of Prey" during its second season, Katie Cassidy Rodgers recently revealed that she pitched a new series based on the DC Comics team to The CW network.

Ghost Draft, a sci-fi thriller featuring alien invasions, time travel, and Chris Pratt, is looking to add a few new cast members: Betty Gilpin, J.K. Simmons, and Sam Richardson. Gilpin and Richardson’s roles remain a secret, but Simmons would likely be playing Pratt’s father. Chris McKay, the filmmaker behind The LEGO Batman Movie, is directing from a script by Zach Dean. Chris Pratt hasn’t had the best of luck in live-action films outside of the Marvel or Jurassic Park universes. Perhaps Ghost Draft will do the trick?

YouTube is living up to its promise to make all its YouTube Originals free. Starting this September, YouTube Originals like Cobra Kai, Impulse, Step Up: High Water, Mind Field, Foursome, and more will be available to stream to non-paying viewers. However, YouTube Premium subscribers will still enjoy the better viewing experience. Last year, YouTube promised to make its original shows – which are currently exclusive to paying Premium members – available for free to non-paying viewers as ad-supporting programming.

Jason Momoa Has Seen the Snyder Cut of ‘Justice League’, and He Has a One-Word Review Over the past two years, something has become undeniably clear: director Zack Snyder‘s “Snyder Cut” of Justice League actually does exist. It’s not a finished version of the movie that could have been released in theaters, and whether the DC fans who have been loudly clamoring for it will ever get to see it themselves remains an open question.

First Trailer for Bruce Springsteen's New Concert Film 'Western Stars' "Change… How do you change yourself?" Warner Bros has revealed the first official trailer for a live concert movie titled Western Stars, in which music legend "Bruce Springsteen invites you to experience his latest album as a special cinematic event." Western Stars is Springsteen's 19th studio album so far, and it's already available now before this new concert doc hits theaters. Longtime collaborator Thom Zimny directs together with Springsteen in his directorial debut.

Harry Potter Stars Emma Watson & Tom Felton Reunite, and Fans Are Going Crazy Emma Watson and Tom Felton have once again popped up on social media together in a sweet picture.

Technology is not quite advanced enough for there to be a real-life theme park like the one depicted in HBO’s Westworld – at least, not yet. So the next best thing would be to step into a virtual reality version of the show’s park, and starting tomorrow, that experience will become a reality.

Sarah Bolger in UK Trailer for 'A Good Woman Is Hard to Find' Thriller "They're my children. I'm their mother. And I love them." Signature Entertainment has debuted an official UK trailer for the indie crime thriller A Good Woman Is Hard to Find, the latest from filmmaker Abner Pastoll (Shooting Shona, Road Games). This first premiered at Fantasia this summer, and is premiering in the UK at FrightFest this month before opening in cinemas this fall.

DC Universe recently unveiled a behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming HARLEY QUINN animated series, starring THE BIG BANG THEORY's Haley Cuoco as Daddy's Little Monster herself, Harley Quinn. The new video treats us to more footage from the much-anticipated animation than ever before, and features brief interviews with many of the show's cast and crew. As Harley… Read More...

After 33 weekends, 2019 finally saw another original movie top the box office over the weekend. Good Boys, which sold about 2.3 million tickets since Thursday evening, came in first place in its debut, knocking fellow Universal release Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw off the throne. The R-rated comedy is only the second title not based on any pre-existing material or tied to any ongoing franchise to achieve the honor.

The world of morning shows is a bit more cutthroat than you’d imagine. Apple TV+ has released the official trailer for The Morning Show, which finally shows the first footage from the highly anticipated dramedy starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell as TV reporters battling for screen time. Watch The Morning Show trailer below. The Morning Show Trailer The series has been billed as a dramedy centered that will “shine a light on current issues,” according to Witherspoon, who is executive producing the series.

At long last, Disney has unveiled details behind the roll-out of their upcoming streaming service, Disney+, for Mouseketeers living outside of the United States of America. It's been announced that the exclusive streaming platform will be going live day-and-date in certain territories alongside the U.S. Those areas of the world are Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. As per… Read More...

Legendary filmmaker William Friedkin – you know, the guy who directed Jade! – gets the documentary treatment with Friedkin Uncut. A cavalcade of talented folks, including Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Willem Dafoe, Wes Anderson, Matthew McConaughey, and more, are all on hand to talk about what makes Friedkin so special. Watch the Friedkin Uncut trailer below. Friedkin Uncut Trailer William Friedkin has made some phenomenal films: The Exorcist, The French Connection, Sorcerer, To Live and Die in LA, Killer Joe and more.

Benjamin Bratt also stars; Shawn Ku ('Beautiful Boy') directed. [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]

Grimmfest will announce their full lineup for their long weekend genre film festival in a couple weeks. Today the festival out of Manchester, England, saw fit to drop a handful of titles today to pique your interest, including two European premieres.   Adding to their celebration of Women in Horror this year Audrey Cummings' (Darken, Tormented) new film She Never Died will have its European premiere at the festival. Written by He Never Died writer-director Jason Krawczyk, this sequel to his 2015 flick turns the tables and makes the tale female-centric.

Amazon’s THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL is one of the most acclaimed comedies on TV, and not long after it secured yet another slew of Emmy nominations, it’s now time to get excited about the third season with a new teaser. The first footage teases the return of one of the best casts on TV (as well as some new faces), and in the end unveils the season premiere date of December… Read More...

Johnny Flynn's take on legendary musician David Bowie has come to meet us in Stardust.

The Handmaid’s Tale season three finale “Mayday” is miraculous in believability as the rebellion against Gilead pulls off its own Great Escape.  Let’s talk about spoilers for the episode, along with some overall thoughts about the season. After June allowed the death of Eleanor Lawrence, June (Elisabeth Moss) and the Marthas proceed with their mission to rescue 52 children. Handmaids smuggle supplies into June’s shopping bag.

"Something really heavy in the world just happened… What do we want to say about?" Preach! This film deserves a shout! An official trailer is available for an indie documentary called Don't Be Nice, which is also the "credo" that the upstart Bowery Slam Poetry Team operates by. The doc film is a profile of the Bowery Slam Poetry Team (find them on Facebook), who find their voice as they compete for the National Championship during the summer of 2016. This premiered at the Hot Docs Festival last year, in theaters starting next month.

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are bringing “he said, she said” to a whole new level in Noah Baumbach‘s upcoming drama film Marriage Story. The two actors star as a husband and wife whose marriage slowly disintegrates until they decide to divorce — but the Netflix film offers a new twist on this sadly familiar story. At least, the trailers do: Two separate trailers titled “What I Love About Nicole” and “What I Love About Charlie” offer Johansson and Driver’s differing perspectives, from falling in love to falling out of love.

Fans will spend years debating the merits of Game of Thrones, a series that didn’t exactly stick its ultra-anticipated landing – and that’s coming from someone who appreciated a lot of what final season was able to do within the parameters in which it operated. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I genuinely enjoyed the final moments of the series finale, which caught up with the surviving members of the Stark family and set them off into new eras of their lives.

"I think you're all in danger." Vertical Entertainment has released a brand new trailer for the horror film Polaroid, director by Norwegian filmmaker Lars Klevberg. This was originally set to open in August of 2017, but the film got caught up in all the Weinstein chaos, and never got a release. Now it's set to open this year all around the world, finally a chance for it to hit theaters.

The first reactions to It Chapter Two are here & the early buzz seems to be mostly positive, as many hail it as a fitting end to the duology while also singling out Bill Hader's show-stealing performance.

We know a Black Panther sequel is coming in Phase 5 but new comments from actor Martin Freeman (Everett Ross) may shed some light on when the movie will start shooting and when it could arrive in theaters.

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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