Top Movie News for July 16, 2020

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Jon Hamm Is Fletch in Modern Day Reboot from Superbad Director Miramax has officially announced that they are making a Fletch reboot with Greg Mottola attached to direct.

The Old Guard Director Reveals 'One Extra Thing' That Landed Her the Job Big Sean And Kanye West helped The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood land rthe gig at Netflix.

Why X-Men Remains Timeless 20 Years Later Explained by Original Villain Bruce Davison Bruce Davison opens up about playing Senator Kelly in the first X-Men as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary.

Jamie Foxx Slowly Unravels a Few Small Details About His Mike Tyson Biopic The actor has revealed a few more details about what the Mike Tyson movie will entail.

Apple TV + acquires Justin Timberlake flick, Palmer Fresh off their success with GREYHOUND, which Apple TV+ boasted led to a 30% spike in viewers new to the service this week, the premium streamer has acquired the rights for the Justin Timberlake drama PALMER. The film, which is directed by Fisher Stevens, co-stars Juno Temple, June Squibb (who had a mysterious part in the recent PALM SPRINGS), Alisha Wainright, and young Ryder Allen in his screen… Read More...

Usagi Yojimbo animated series in the works at Netflix The world of Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo comic-book series will be coming to life as Netflix has teamed up with Gaumont to develop a CGI animated series inspired by the classic stories titled Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles. [SEEMORE] Usagi Yojimbo was set in the Edo period of Japanese history and featured a world of anthropomorphic animals in place of humans. The series centered on… Read More...

Palm Springs Breaks Hulu Streaming Record for Biggest Debut Weekend The Andy Samberg romantic sci-fi comedy Palm Springs is one of the biggest hits of the summer and it's streaming on Hulu.

Rob Liefeld on the likelihood of a Deadpool 3 and more Cable In addition to my work here on, I co-host a weekly podcast called "The Beard & The Bald" with our former editor-in-chief Paul Shirey who, recently, had the chance to interview "Deadpool" creator Rob Liefeld, who's out promoting "Snake-Eyes: Deadgame", a spin-off of the classic G.I JOE hero whose getting his own feature… Read More...

Just Cause Video Game Movie Gets Stuber Director Michael Dowse Constantin Film has tapped Michael Dowse to direct the Just Cause video game adaptation.

Tenet runtime revealed: shorter than Inception and longer than Dunkirk As we wait and see if Christopher Nolan's TENET will pull off of its planned August 12, release date, the official runtime for the highly-anticipated film has been revealed and while it's shorter than a lot of Nolan's efforts, it's still going to be a lengthy stay at your local movie theater whenever they decide to open their doors. TENET has an official runtime… Read More...

Avengers: Endgame Final Battle Gets Turned Into a Retro 16-Bit Video Game Watching the death of Tony Stark in retro video game form is still going to be heartbreaking for MCU fans.

THE LOST BOYS Stage Musical In The Works; Will Focus On The Origins Of Keifer Sutherland's David If you've always wanted to see the origins of The Lost Boys play out on Broadway, you're in luck! According to a report from Syfy, a prequel stage musical to the late Joel Schumacher's '80s classic is in the works.

Watchmen's Rorschach getting his own comic book miniseries “None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. You're locked up in here with ME.”  Hot on the heels of HBO's awesome 'Watchmen" limited series (although I'm still holding out hope for a second season), DC announced today that arguably the most controversial character in the franchise, the masked vigilante Rorschach,… Read More...

Uncharted Hopes to Resume Filming Soon, Tom Holland Shares Set Photo At long last, after years of delays, Tom Holland has confirmed that Uncharted is almost ready to pick up where production halted in March.

Netflix developing film about the youngest person to sail around the world I am not a boat person by any means; the majority of boating experiences I've experienced throughout my life have simply been as a passenger, so the thought of sailing unassisted around the world seems absolutely terrifying, let alone doing so at the age of 16, but that's precisely what Australian teenager Jessica Watson did. In 2009, Watson voyaged around the globe… Read More...

Wishbone Movie Is Coming from Mattel, Universal and Peter Farrelly Mattel has partnered with Universal Pictures to bring Wishbone to the big screen for the first time.

Kermit the Frog doesn't quite sound like how he used to in Muppets Now, and longtime fans are crying foul on social media.

Lego Nintendo Entertainment System Set Unveiled by Nintendo LEGO…meet Nintendo! In an announcement that’s sure to get retro gamers' hearts a-flutter, Nintendo officially unveiled an all-new collaboration with LEGO called "The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System set”! What is it you ask? It’s a replica of an old NES with a retro TV it plugs into. And yeah, you guessed it, you build the whole thing out of… Read More...

Naya Rivera Was Wanted as Katniss in Hunger Games Pitch from Doctor Strange Director Director Scott Derrickson reveals that he met to possibly direct The Hunger Games, with Naya Rivera in mind for the lead.

Online Film Marketplace Slated Names Former AMC Theatres Exec Tim Wesley CEO The online film marketplace company Slated has named a former AMC Theatres executive Tim Wesley as its CEO, the company announced Tuesday. Wesley, who was an executive digital consultant for AMC and a former general manager of RedBox On Demand, will report to Slated’s newly installed board of directors.

Idris Elba Signs Deal with Apple for New Movies and TV Shows Idris Elba signs a deal with Apple, with the actor looking to produce both series and features for Apple TV Plus.

Is there a major pop culture property that’s had more artwork devoted to it than Star Wars? You could fill multiple museums with all of the art released since the pop culture art boom that’s been dedicated to a galaxy far, far away, but there are still incredible Star Wars-related pieces being produced on a regular basis. Case in point: tomorrow, Bottleneck Gallery and Acme Archives are releasing some stunning new art from Ise Ananphada, Juan Ruiz Burgos, Gianmarco Magnani AKA Silence TV, and Andy Fairhurst.

The Kingpin actor Vincent D'Onofrio remains unsure but optimistic about returning to the role.

HBO Max had a somewhat botched debut thanks to confusion about WarnerMedia’s brands and which customers got the new streaming service for free and which ones needed to pay to subscribe.

"Not the ghost story you're expecting…" Shudder has unveiled an official US trailer for a Guatemalan horror film titled La Llorona, from talented filmmaker Jayro Bustamante. This first premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, and also played at TIFF, San Sebastián, Bergen, Zurich, London, Stockholm, Thessaloniki, Tokyo, and the Chicago Film Festival.

What Will It Take to Get Alden Ehrenreich to Return for Solo 2? Solo: A Star Wars Story actor Alden Ehrenreich discusses what it would take for him to return as Han Solo.

Originally titled Calm With Horses when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019, Nick Rowland's crime drama is now known as The Shadow of Violence, which is, perhaps, a much more direct title, as a new trailer suggests strongly. "In the dark underbelly of rural Ireland," says the official synopsis, "ex-boxer Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis, Hunter Killer) has become a feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family.

“Entourage” actor Kevin Connolly has been accused of sexually assaulting “Girls” and “Orange Is the New Black” costume designer Gracie Cox at a 2005 wrap party for an indie film on which they had both worked. “I want it to be known that he is dangerous,” Cox told the Daily Beast in a story published Wednesday, “and I want him to not get away with it any longer.”  In Cox’s account — which the Beast said she had shared with multiple individuals at the time and in the days following, including her therapist — Connolly l

Francis Lawrence says there have been recent talks with Keanu Reeves about the possibility of developing a Constantine 2.

Tom Hanks Blames Star Trek for His Disappointment in Most Navy Movies Tom Hanks has been discussing his disappointment with Navy movies, and blames a popular sci-fi series, following the release of his WWII thriller Greyhound.

Telluride Film Festival Canceled For 2020 Another one bites the dust. As film festivals grapple with what to do in a world overrun with the coronavirus/COVID-19, more and more organizers seem to be giving in to the inevitable. SXSW and Cannes were canceled, TIFF is still on but adding a digital element, and the Venice Film Festival still plans to go ahead. But one fest that won’t be around for 2020 is the intimate Telluride Film Festival. In May, Telluride said they still planned to forge ahead, and even planned to add an extra day for safety.

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Downtown Disney has reopened. Walt Disney World begins its slow rollout to guests. And more! To start off today’s Theme Park Bits, let’s talk about the biggest news: Walt Disney World is open again. (And you shouldn’t go. It’s incredibly dangerous to do so, especially in Florida.) Well, it’s kind of open. (Seriously, it’s dangerous. Don’t go.) As your columnist writes these words, the Annual Passholder previews are going on mere hours before the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom open to the general public.

Season three of The Walking Dead saw the survivors take refuge in a high security prison, but when Rick Grimes and his group arrived there, they found themselves face to face with a small group of prisoners who had remained holed up inside.

Netflix has been on a remarkable run the past three months, with its stock price surging and its valuation eclipsing entertainment stalwarts like Disney — as investors look to pour their money into companies that can best weather the coronavirus pandemic. Will that run continue unabated after the company reports its Q2 performance on Thursday? That depends on which analyst you’re listening to. Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry expects the streaming heavyweight to easily surpass its projection of adding 7.5 million new customers during the second quarter.

It’s hard to believe, but there was a time that Michael Bay made great action movies. Sure, they’re still several movies crammed into one unnecessarily long story, and they still don’t make a lot of sense, but Bay’s earliest movies have some truly incredibly directed action sequences and characters you love to see causing chaos. If you need any evidence of that, just take a look back at The Rock with Honest Trailers.

Saban Films announced Wednesday it has acquired the North American rights to “The Stand-In,” a comedy from Jamie Babbit that stars Drew Barrymore and Drew Barrymore in a dual lead role. Babbit’s film was a selection of Tribeca and co-stars Michael Zegen, Ellie Kemper, T.J. Miller and Holland Taylor. Sam Bain wrote the script. “The Stand-In” is the story of a disaffected comedy actress busted for tax evasion and her adoring, ambitious stand-in who she hires to do community service in her place.

Inside UTA’s Writers Guild Deal: No Packaging Fees – But With a Catch After a two-year battle to block Hollywood talent agencies to collect packaging fees from film and TV projects in addition to client commissions, the Writers Guild of America on Wednesday scored a major victory in settling with UTA, one of the four major agencies in the standoff. But there’s a big catch in the settlement, which follows the union’s deals with more than 80 talent agencies for whom packaging is less of a factor.


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Zendaya hunts down Uma Thurman's The Bride in this imagined Kill Bill 3 poster.

When exactly will audiences have the chance to see The Green Knight, director David Lowery‘s (Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story) cinematic reimagining of the Arthurian legend? The movie was removed from the release calendar at the end of April, and a week later, Lowery himself was saying that “no one knows” when it will see the light of day. But a press release from distributor A24 promoting a new The Green Knight roleplaying game (we’ll get to that in a second) seems to hint that the indie distributor is still holding out hope for a theatrical release.

Welcome to Up Next, a column that gives you the rundown on the latest TV. This week, Valerie Ettenhofer takes a look at the new adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World from NBCUniversal’s new Peacock streaming service. In the age of fractured attention and a surplus of great television, the ugly truth is that a streaming service is only as good as its first flagship series. Netflix had House of Cards, Disney+ had The Mandalorian, and Quibi had… whatever Quibi had.

RLJE Films has revealed the release date for The Barge People, a new horror movie from Charlie Steeds.

The film is moving to built sets rather than locations due to coronavirus concerns. Continue reading…

The Matrix Cinematographer Blames Stanley Kubrick for Making the Sequels a Nightmare Stanley Kubrick allegedly made filming The Matrix sequels a miserable experience.

Hugh Jackman celebrates X-Men's 20th anniversary with flashback video Call me crazy, but Hugh Jackman seems like he knows how to stay in shape… True story - years ago I was on a set visit for REAL STEEL, and when I was there I got to meet Hugh Jackman, who I’d go on to interview three more times (and every time he was an absolute gent - I gotta say he’s legitimately a nice dude). When I shook his hand I got a look at what… Read More...

Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley will helm an all-ages approach to the studio's collection of classic monster characters.

"You haven't seen what I've seen." Uncork'd Entertainment has released an official trailer for Monstrous, yet another new Bigfoot horror thriller. There have been more and more of these Sasquatch horror films popping up recently - Hoax and Exists (always one word titles!). A young woman goes searching for answers after her friend mysteriously vanishes in Whitehall, NY. Where she discovers something truly sinister hiding in the woods. Why do they keep repeating the "Bigfoot can't be real!? No way!" plot when that's such a been there, done that aspect utilized so many times before.

Hulu (via IGN) has unveiled the first official promo stills for Helstrom, which we recently found out is scheduled to premiere on the streaming service this October. The first trailer is expected to screen during the Comic-Con@Home digital event next month, but in the meantime we have a first look at main characters Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana (Sydney Lemmon) Helstrom, as well as some of their supporting players including Elizabeth Marvel as Daimon and Ana's mother, Victoria; and Robert Wisdom as the mysterious Caretaker. Check out the images below, and let us know what you think in

Milo Ventimiglia's Evel Knievel series not happening? I'm loving the era of the limited series. I like how features are close-ended, but I also like it when you can really delve into the characters the way only a series allows. The limited-series gives us the best of both worlds, paving the way for shows like "Chernobyl", "Fosse/Verdon", "Watchmen", and this season's "Perry Mason"… Read More...


What you think this is the wheel of fortune? You think you can make your dough and f**k off? Leave the table? Thanks Don, see you Don, off to sunny Spain now Don, f**k off Don! So that was the cleanest quote I could find from SEXY BEAST to start this article off, so there's something about a TV show spin-off of Jonathan Glazer's film that kind of makes me chuckle. While I don't… Read More...

Jen and Sylvia Soska, who recently helmed a remake of David Cronenberg's 1977 classic Rabid, have signed on to write, direct and produce Unseen, which is based on the audio-only mobile adventure game BlindSide. Radar Pictures recently secured the film rights to the horror adventure game, which has become very popular with both blind and sighted users. The film adaptation will focus on a Boston couple who wake up blind in a terrifying world they cannot recognize. As they claw their way through this terrifying new reality, they fear their sanity slipping away.

You might recall that Jason Sudeikis starred in a couple of videos for NBC Sports several years ago as the clueless, yet idealistic, coach Ted Lasso. Well, it seems that those shorts were more popular than I remember as Apple TV has released the first trailer for Ted Lasso, an upcoming sports/comedy which finds Sudeikis reprising the role. The series finds the small-time college football coach from Kansas heading across the pond when he's hired to manage an English football club —… Read More...

A New Jersey federal judge has denied a request from the major movie theater chains for a temporary restraining order against the state that would have allowed theaters to immediately reopen their doors. The motion is a setback after companies like AMC, Regal and Cinemark and led by NATO jointly filed suit last week against New Jersey arguing that the state is violating the chains’ first amendment rights and taking property without just compensation. Judge Brian R.

Jim Carrey's Kidding has been cancelled by Showtime after two seasons Although it was definitely on my radar, I never had the opportunity to check out Kidding, but it would seem that the Jim Carrey series has run its course as Showtime has elected to cancel the show after two seasons. [SEEMORE] Kidding starred Jim Carrey as Jeff Piccirillo, a beloved children's TV icon who has performed as "Jeff Pickles" on his longtime children's… Read More...

Lionsgate has set Jennifer Grey to star in a new dancing movie, which may be a sequel to the 80s classic Dirty Dancing.

For the first time during its entire 41 season run, CBS has pulled their reality series Survivor from the upcoming fall schedule due to coronavirus concerns. CBS will now move their procedural drama S.W.A.T. from midseason to fall in order to fill out the schedule due to other schedule moves on Wednesday nights. Producers held out hope that that could get Survivor up and running to hit the fall deadline.… Read More...

‘Project Power’ Trailer: A Mysterious Pill Unlocks Superpowers in this New Netflix Movie Project Power feels like a film that came out of nowhere. Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt both star in this Netflix pic, which is set to arrive next month, and yet this almost seems like it’s the first time we’re even hearing about it. To be fair, the project was previously going under a different name – Power. It was also completed in 2018 and has been sitting around since then, which isn’t exactly the most encouraging sign. In Project Power, there’s a new pill that has the ability to unlock superpowers unique to each user. But of course, there’s a catch.

The Sandman was a groundbreaking comic book series when Neil Gaiman‘s surreal and disturbing saga of the adventures of the anthropomorphic personification of Dream launched in 1989. A horror-fantasy series that reimagined the mythical character from folklore as a pale, moody figure with a shock of black hair, The Sandman was one of the most visually arresting comics out there, and remains so to this day.

Goon director Mike Dowse to helm Just Cause adaptation It looks like another huge video game property is about to get the big-screen treatment, with it announced today that Mike Dowse, director of GOON, STUBER and COFFEE & KAREEM has signed on to direct a feature film version of the "Just Cause" video game franchise. The adaptation is set to be written by JOHN WICK writer Derek Kolstad. According to Deadline, "the… Read More...

"Did you saw your driver was new?" Momentum Pics has unveiled an official trailer for an action thriller titled The 2nd, from Arizona-native genre filmmaker Brian Skiba. Unfortunately this looks like jingoistic propaganda disguised as an action movie - tread carefully. Ryan Phillippe stars as a secret service agent on his way to pick up his estranged son from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation.

Also slated for release in October 2020 from The Criterion Collection: Stephen Frears' 'The Hit,' Jean-Luc Godard's 'Pierrot le fou.' [Read the whole post on]

Tom Hanks has steered Apple TV+’s latest original feature film to record-breaking success. Greyhound, a World War II drama written by and starring Hanks, has become the biggest opening weekend release ever for Apple TV+, shattering records for both original series and movies that have debuted on the service. Tom Hanks may be shattered that Greyhound won’t debut in theaters due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the World War II drama is shattering all kinds of records on Apple TV+. Greyhound enjoyed the largest opening weekend release for the new streamer, Deadline repor

Wild Rumor Claims The Rise of Skywalker Lucas Cut Exists, Will We Ever See It? Rumors are starting to pick up suggesting that a George Lucas cut of The Rise of Skywalker exists deep in the Lucasfilm vault.

Netflix has been notoriously stingy when it comes to releasing viewership data, but for the first time, the streaming service has revealed a list of its 10 most popular original movies.

From SNAKE EYES to THE TIGER'S APPRENTICE; according to THR, Henry Golding has been tapped to star in an animated adaptation of Laurence Yep's "The Tiger's Apprentice," which follows a young boy named Tom in San Francisco who meets a shape-shifting talking tiger named Mr. Hu. Under his tutelage and protection, Tom is introduced to a… Read More...

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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