Top Movie News for May 22, 2017

Zack Snyder Takes a Break From 'Justice League' Following The Death Of His Daughter Losing a loved one is never easy. Losing a child is even harder. Now imagine going through such pain while under the crushing scrutiny of making one of the most highly anticipated movies on the planet. That's the situation Justice League director Zack Snyder and his wife, producer Deborah Snyder, now find themselves in. The Snyders revealed their heartbreaking story to The Hollywood Reporter. The husband and wife had understandably not planned to make their very private matter a very...Read MoreRead Comments

Wonder Woman Lifts A Tank On New Poster Wonder Woman is less than two weeks away from release. Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, this is the first solo outing for a superheroine from either DC or Marvel's ever expanding universes. Warner Brothers' marketing department has kicked it into high gear as of late, releasing countless trailers, clips, TV spots, and posters for their big summer release./Film has the most recent, and most impressive, poster yet for Wonder Woman, featuring the superheroine lifting a tank!

James Wan Is Producing the First 'Resident Evil' Reboot Over the weekend we learned that, for whatever reason, the Resident Evil series is being rebooted to six more films all over again. Much like the protagonist Alice always finds herself waking up and having to fight her way out of the same situation over and over again, so do we once again find ourselves staring down the barrel of another video game franchise. But maybe, just maybe, there’s some hope to be found: horror director James Wan is producing the first of the six movies. Continue reading…

The New 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Will Be the First Movie Released in the U.S. in the ScreenX Format The movies are getting bigger all the time — quite literally in the case of ScreenX, a new theatrical format from Korean company CJ 4DPLEX, the same company behind the 4DX technology you may have already seen invade your local multiplex. (We wrote about that experience here.) ScreenX is described as a “270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theater setting,” where in addition to the standard screen at the front of the house there are two additional screens, one on either side. Here’s an image of what it looks like: Continue reading…

Here’s What Javier Bardem Has To Say About Frankenstein In the wake of this morning’s confirmation of Javier Bardem playing Frankenstein’s monster in Bride of Frankenstein, the actor jokes about not requiring too much makeup to transform into the iconic character. Aside from producing sequels to old movies, one of the biggest trends in Hollywood today is establishing some form of shared universe. Disney and Warner Bros. have their own, respective comic book universes, while Paramount is knee-deep in developing a Transformers universe.

Final Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Coming Wednesday The wait is almost over for Spider-Man: Homecoming, which means the final trailer is also just around the corner. Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man was first introduced in Captain America: Civil War, but it will be Homecoming that offers fans a chance to get to know the character — in addition to how well Sony and Marvel can work together.

Destroy All Monsters: Hell Is The Human Race In ALIEN: COVENANT Spoilers. "Mortal, after all," crows the android David (Michael Fassbender) in Prometheus, upon discovering that the "gods" his crew has sought - the Engineers - can in fact be killed. In Alien: Covenant we learn that David took his name from Michelangelo's eponymous statue, a metatextual irony, given that the Engineers in Prometheus were designed by the filmmakers to resemble that exact Platonic ideal. Having cemented the connection between David, created by humans, and the Engineers, who created humanity, David moves in Covenant to sever the link.

Review: TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN, First 4 Episodes Dazzle, Confound, Delight Gorgeous to behold and wonderfully idiosyncratic, Twin Peaks: The Return is nothing like I expected and everything I wanted. The first four episodes were unveiled last night on the Showtime premium network in the U.S. As I recently explained, I feel a very personal connection to the original series, which first ran about 27 years ago. Watching the entire first season and the first nine episodes of the second season (17 in all) over the weekend left me in a melancholy, nostalgic mood, so I stopped my binging for a few hours and, once again, cursed my timing.

19 Dead, Around Injured In Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert At Manchester Arena, Treated As A Terrorist Incident #eliotcaps {font-variant: small-caps;} Embed from Getty Images Update 02:27 bst: The Independent has reported that Theresa May has also made a statement professing that her thoughts are with the victims and families affected. Update 02:23 bst: The leader of the opposition has given his support. Terrible incident in Manchester.

Game Of Thrones Season 7: New Photos Show Giant Dragons & Behind The Scenes! *This Post May Contain Spoilers For Previous Seasons Of Game of Thrones*For fans of HBO’s superb series, Game of Thrones, winter appears to finally be here., or close anyway, with just about a month and a half left until the premiere of the show’s seventh season, Entertainment Weekly has released exclusive photos from the set.

Lupita Nyong'o & Rihanna to star in Ava DuVernay's new Twitter-inspired film Well, here's something you don't see everyday. Entertainment Weekly reports that after a very dramatic and aggressive negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has snagged Ava DuVernay's new film which is set to star Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o. Woo hoo I suppose, but that's not the most interesting part of this story. The project... Read More...

Disney's Pinocchio Live-Action Movie Targets James Bond Director Spectre director Sam Mendes is in talks to direct Disney's live-action take on the Pinocchio fairy tale.

‘Angry Birds 2’ Will Fling Itself Into an Unstable Structure in 2019 The Angry Birds Movie was only a modest hit at the domestic box office last year, but its international haul seemingly pleased the accountants at Sony. The studio has announced a sequel for 2019, just in case you need more stories about flightless birds voiced by comedians being flung in the direction of green pigs who live in poorly designed towers. Angry Birds 2 (which will probably have a different title at some point) will open on September 20, 2019, marking the ten-year anniversary of Rovio’s original Angry Birds mobile game.

Jordan Peele’s Next Film Gets 2019 Release Date Jordan Peele’s next film has received a 2019 release date. The news hits only three months after the theatrical bow of Get Out, his highly acclaimed directorial debut starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams as an interracial couple visiting Williams’ devious white family for the first time. The movie was a surprise breakout, grossing upwards of $229 million against a paltry $4.5 million budget and raking in near-universal praise. Prior to Get Out‘s staggering success, Peele had built a reputation on the sketch comedy circuit.

We’ve hit season finale week, and I’ll be live-blogging all three of the Arrowverse series as they air on the West Coast. It kicks off tonight with Supergirl. The last we saw the Girl of Steel (Melissa Benoist), she was just hit by her cousin Kal-El (Tyler Hoechlin) at the behest of Rhea (Teri Hatcher). Besides wrapping up this seasons unanswered questions, the episode should start to set up season three, where Lena (Katie McGrath) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) have signed on as series regulars.

PREACHER Season 2 Character Posters Provide Hellish New Looks At Jesse, Tulip, The Saint Of Killers & MorePREACHER Season 2 Character Posters Provide Hellish New Looks At Jesse, Tulip, The Saint Of Killers & More Season 2 of Preacher is just a month and change away, and we have a new batch of character banners which spotlight our trio of returning antiheroes, along with The Saint of Killers and Arseface...

Adam Sandler Gets Rave Reviews for His Latest Performance at the Cannes Film Festival Adam Sandler has become an easy punching bag as he continues to make awful to mediocre comedies to fuel not just his career, but also the careers of his less talented comedian friends. But every now and then, Sandler reminds us that he can be a really good actor when taking roles in films like Punch-Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, Spanglish and to some extent, Funny People.

Tom Holland will Play a Young Nathan Drake in Sony’s Uncharted Movie After years of trying to get video game adaptation Uncharted off the ground Sony finally found a direction they might stick to, involving a young Nathan Drake played by Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Tom Holland. Shawn Levy is still attached to direct Uncharted, based on Naughty Dog’s best-selling series of video games that followed the adventures of […] Read Tom Holland will Play a Young Nathan Drake in Sony’s Uncharted Movie on Filmonic.

Star Wars Movies Alone Raise 2016 Merchandise Sales Nearly 5 Percent Thanks to the popularity of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – the first two films of Lucasfilm’s Disney era – licensed merchandise sales for pop culture franchises rose 4.4 percent in 2016 to raise a staggering $262.9 billion in revenue.

The start of 2017 wasn’t a good one for the credibility of the DC Extended Universe. While fans, by and large, may not have been thrilled with the outcome of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, many rested their faith on the fact that Ben Affleck would be helming the hotly-anticipated standalone Batman film.

Mel Brooks and MGM Are Still Considering a 'Spaceballs 2' Mel Brooks is arguably the king of cult classics, having made a ton of movies in his heyday that are still just as funny now as they were in the ’70s and ’80s. And since the current climate in Hollywood is a combination of sequels, reboots, and nostalgia, it’s no wonder that at least one Brooks comedy is looking to get a sequel. Brooks recently revealed that he’s been chatting with MGM about the possibility of a sequel to his immortal Star Wars send-up Spaceballs. Continue reading…

Brad Pitt And David Michôd’s ‘War Machine’ Is An Absurd, Tragicomic Home Run Netflix In order to fully appreciate how great Brad Pitt and David Michôd’s new Netflix original movie, War Machine, is, you first have to understand this project’s degree of difficulty. In the first place, it’s a movie adaptation of a narrative non-fiction book (Michael Hastings’ The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War on Afghanistan). One need only see the filmic incarnations of Unbroken, Lost City Of Z, The Blind Side, Moneyball, et al to grasp how hard that is to pull off.

Back in the day, like many other adolescent boys and girls, I had the biggest crush on Christina Ricci. Oh how my little black heart melted the first time I saw her in the role of Wednesday Addams for Barry Sonnenfeld's 1991 comedy classic THE ADDAMS FAMILY. For me, Ricci's deadpan delivery, chilling dialogue, and penchant for violence acted as fule for the fire that had ignited... Read More...

All the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Nathan Fillion Posters Released Following numerous teases over the past year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer and director James Gunn has finally released all of Nathan Fillion’s movie posters as Simon Williams. Though Alien: Covenant took the box office this past weekend, the second Guardians film continues to dominate at home and abroad. Not only did the new film bring back the action and comedy of the first movie, but reunited the team and a number of their frenemies. On top of that, but the film was packed full of new characters and cameos pulled straight from the page.

Marvel mascot Stan Lee has confirmed that one big new character will show up in Infinity War, and there could be more.

Credit Starz The episode opens to an Egyptian-themed casino somewhere in America. The camera pans over the casino floor, glancing upon the employees and tourists walking about. The camera lands on a Blackjack table with its dealer, Laura. She finishes her shift at the table learning that the casino will soon have machines shuffling cards for her; she is not amused.

The Internet Reacts To: Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia, And The Orb (Btw, It’s Obama’s Fault) It’s already been called the greatest “caption this” photo ever taken. Even in strange days, this particular presidential image will linger in our collective imaginations for a long, long time.  In case you’re interested in the actual details, it’s this: President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman participated in a photo-op opening ceremony for the new state-of-the-art center in Riyadh, called the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideologies.

Black Mirror season 3 was one of my favorite things I watched in 2016 and Netflix is the perfect home for a show so unsettling that you can’t look away (or take breaks between episodes). While the big-hearted and romantic “San Junipero” was the best episode of the entire series so far, it sounds like season 4 will once again deliver the show’s trademark pessimistic outlook on the near future.

T.J. Miller will get an expanded role in Deadpool 2 as shooting on the anticipated sequel begins this August.

Snark all you want about Adam Sandler's live-action efforts of the past few years, but if you're going to hang out with me, you had best curb your jeers when it comes to the HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA films. That's right, I said it. Straight up, I genuinely adore both films in the franchise, and I'm very excited that Corus... Read More...

Netflix and Marvel's Iron Fist was a strange, frustrating show. The corporate business storyline was confusing and clunky (at best), while the season finale ended with a thud and lacked closure. However, the biggest and most obvious complaint I've heard was that Danny Rand, played by British actor Finn Jones, simply wasn't a very likeable character.

‘The Florida Project’ Cannes Review: Unruly Kids Steal the Show in Heartbreaking Drama Sean Baker has made six movies and a couple of TV series, but his ticket to Cannes didn’t become a likelihood until the success of his film “Tangerine” two years ago.

Ron Perlman's character Hannibal Chau won't be back in Pacific Rim: Uprising

Jordan Peele is on fire right now, following the insane success his directorial debut, Get Out. Get Out, the first of his planned social thrillers, only cost $4.5 Million to make and has gone on to gross $230 Million worldwide. As a result, Universal Pictures struck a first-look film deal with Peele's Monkeypaw Productions.

This past weekend saw the opening of the Hero Complex Gallery‘s latest exhibition: Blacklight. The Blacklight show featured dozens of fluorescent and blacklight reactive artwork, which means we’re talking about some bright, electric and neon tributes by extremely talented artists to some of your favorite movies and TV shows.

In addition to Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer leaving the staple sketch show Saturday Night Live, the day after the 42nd season finale brought news that cast member Sasheer Zamata was also departing.

Summer 2017 Box Office is Down From 2016 So Far Thanks to disappointing debuts from a couple of high profile films this month, the summer box office is already down 10 percent from a year ago. Summertime is traditionally one of the most lucrative times of the year at the movie box office, as studios start to roll out films in May to entice audiences into theaters as the weather gets nicer and schools start to empty out for a few months.

A new video from the Fawley Power Station set reveals Han Solo racing a podcar speeder in the next Star Wars Story.

Returning to black and white for the first time since The Day He Arrives (which screened in Director's Fortnight in 2011), Hong Sangsoo returns to the Cannes competition section with The Day After, a focused rumination on love and betrayal which is, much like his other 2017 films On the Beach at Night Alone and fellow Cannes-invitee Claire's Camera, an act of bitter self-reflection. A literary critic and small publishing house boss is confronted by his wife, who believes him to be pursuing an affair with his employee.

As much as I'd like to include some of my more um ... colorful college-related stories in this article, doing so would more than likely result in my immediate termination fromt the site, so I'll just leave it all to your wild imaginations, yeah? Let's just say I spent a fair amount of time watching THE DARK CRYSTAL, BREAKIN' 2, and LEGEND while partaking... Read More...

Over the past few years, more and more high-profile film directors have been fleeing the uncertain world of cinema in favor of longform television shows. David Fincher, Cary Fukunaga, Steven Soderbergh, Woody Allen, David O.

It may not have hit the heights of its older sibling, but Fear the Walking Dead is still chugging along as it explores the zombie apocalypse taking place on the opposite side of the country. Although the series began by exploring the very beginnings of the zombie outbreak, Fear the Walking Dead feels as though it's moving a little too quickly to catch up with the original series.... Read More...

It’s a well-known piece of trivia that Dougray Scott was initially cast to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men, but the actor ended up having to back out of the production due to scheduling conflicts with Mission: Impossible 2. An unknown actor named Hugh Jackman famously stepped in to take the role and played the character for the next seventeen years, culminating with an epic send-off in this year’s Logan. But did you know that fellow Aussie Russell Crowe was actually Singer’s first choice to play the part?

Well, this looks interesting. People tend to give Hayden Christensen a lot of flack for the Star Wars prequels sometimes laying the blame for the movies almost entirely on him. They seem to forget he’s an extremely compelling actor when given the right material and was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2001 for Life as a House. This new movie looks pretty bonkers and come with a bonus Harvey Keitel Summary: Tov Matheson is a war veteran with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) who perceives that the end of the world is coming.

"You've seen too much." Check out the first official English-language trailer for a cool French animated film titled Zombillenium, about a horror amusement park run by monsters. The film is actually playing at the Cannes Film Festival this month, which is a good sign this might be worth catching. Directed by Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord, the story is about a father who decides to work at the Zombillenium in order to make his daughter happy. The theme park is secretly run by zombies, vampires, werewolves and other monsters.

Playing in Un Certain Regard at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, “The Workshop” reteams Laurent Cantet and his co-screenwriter Robin Campillo (also the writer/director of this year’s awards frontrunner “120 Beats Per Minute”) in what initially seems like an attempt to make lightning strike twice. Cantet’s “The Class” scored a stunning Palme d’Or upset at Cannes in 2008 Cannes.

Dina Merrill, an heiress turned actress who starred in classic movies such as 1960’s “BUtterfield 8” and 1963’s “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” died Monday in East Hampton, New York, the New York Times reported. She was 93. Her death was confirmed by , Stanley H. Rumbough, who said she suffered from Lewy Body dementia. The daughter of Wall Street giant E.F.

Box Office

  • 1. Alien: Covenant
    Gross: $36,000,000
    Total: $36,000,000
  • 2. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    Gross: $35,062,000
    Total: $301,799,474
  • 3. Everything, Everything
    Gross: $12,000,000
    Total: $12,000,000
  • 4. Snatched
    Gross: $7,600,000
    Total: $32,782,600
  • 5. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    Gross: $7,200,000
    Total: $7,200,000

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