Top Movie News for June 22, 2017

Star Wars Rumors: A Closer Look At What Happened To The Han Solo Movie Studio politics are a complicated thing. There are as many sides to a story as there are people involved (and oftentimes many more), and we’re sure that’s no different from what happened with the Han Solo film. If for some reason you’re unfamiliar, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were recently relieved of their duties for the upcoming Han Solo film, with rumors running around that it had to do with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan having a problem with the way the pair were treating the character Han Solo.

There’s a New Transformers Movie; Let’s Talk About Michael Bay By Kieran Fisher Hating Michael Bay is in vogue, but is he as bad as critics say? Michael Bay is a talented filmmaker who’s spent a substantial portion of his career making movies that suck, and their existence often overshadows the belief that he’s made some good movies as well.

Trailer Hits For Boston Marathon Bombing Movie Stronger Last year, audiences saw the release of Patriots Day, a film that chronicled the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. However, where that film covered the manhunt that followed the actual bombing, this new film, Stronger, will follow a different kind of manhunt.Stronger follows the journey of Jeff Bauman. If you’ll recall, following the actual bombing, there were a few iconic pictures that circulated. One of these pictures was that of a man getting wheeled away in a wheelchair with his legs torn up.

'Jurassic World 2' Finally Gets a Title and a Very Serious Poster Today marks the one-year mark until we get the sequel to the 2015 box-office-crusher Jurassic World, and Universal wanted to do something special to commemorate the occasion. Now look down at that glass of water you've got close at hand. Tiny ripples in the center, a distant thunderous thudding in the distance. New information is close at hand. Continue reading…

Cool Videos: Relive the fantastic end-credits sequence from Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins' WONDER WOMAN has proven to be quite the win for Warner Bros., in addition to bringing in that sweet, sweet box-office cash, the film has also received the best reviews by far of all the movies in the DC Extended Universe. I found WONDER WOMAN to be quite a lot of fun, right down to its rousing end-credits sequence. The folks over at Art of the Title have released a great interview with... Read More...

AQUAMAN Adds THE 100's Michael Beach; New Video Shows Dolph Lundgren Prepping For Underwater ScenesAQUAMAN Adds THE 100's Michael Beach; New Video Shows Dolph Lundgren Prepping For Underwater Scenes Warner Bros. has confirmed the casting of Michael Beach for James Wan's Aquaman, while a new behind-the-scenes video offers a look at Dolph Lundgren preparing for his role as King Nereus of Xebel...

The Special Way Tom Holland Does Spider-Man Autographs Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has found a special way to deliver autographs to his fans. With just about two weeks before his film debuts, Holland is on his final push to promote Spider-Man: Homecoming, marking the first Spider-Man solo movie connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe following his memorable debut in Captain America: Civil War last year.

Fox Set Premiere Dates For Gotham, Lucifer And The Gifted Fox has released it’s fall lineup and we have a premiere date for Gotham season 4, Lucifer season 3 and the debut of the X-Men series The Gifted. Like NBC and CBS, they are kicking off most of their shows during what is traditionally premiere week, September 25th.

Fargo’s Carrie Coon Joins Steve McQueen’s Heist Film Widows Carrie Coon’s meteoric rise continues as she joins Steve McQueen’s upcoming heist film Widows. Hot off the heels of powerhouse performances in both FX’s Fargo and HBO’s The Leftovers, the actor will be joining an all star cast that already includes Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, and Daniel Kaluuya. Coon will join the cast once she’s finished filming her role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming drama The Papers, which also stars Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, and Sarah Paulson.

Marshall Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Is Thurgood Marshall Chadwick Boseman stars as young lawyer Thurgood Marshall, taking on one of his most important cases ever in the new trailer for Marshall.

Handmaid’s Tale Lists Alexis Bledel As Series Regular For Season 2 Hulu’s dystopian series The Handmaid’s Tale based on Margaret Atwood‘s 1985 novel certainly made an impact on viewers and critics alike.  Perhaps the timing of the series release made all the difference with the USA election results and the current political climate, but the intensity of the series and the cast brought it to the forefront of the virtual watercooler. The first season of the show on the streaming service did extremely well in the viewership numbers, prompting a second season order around the release of the third episode.

Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper Adds Neve Campbell To The Cast Dwayne Johnson finally has a co-star for one of his (many) upcoming action movies. Up until now, Johnson was the only name on the cast list for the action movie Skyscraper, but now the ex-wrestler will be joined by Neve Campbell in what looks to be a high-octane mixture of The Towering Inferno and Die Hard. The project was the result of a bidding war between studios, who were apparently suitably impressed by the script, and fell into the hands of Legendary with Johnson already attached to the lead role.

Infinity War Selfie Reunites the Science Bros. Mark Ruffalo reunites with his fellow Science Bro Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Avengers: Infinity War, as production continues.

World War Z 2 Gets A Director, And It Is David Fincher World War Z 2 has been pretty much a given since before the first film opened, but has been in development hell since its inception. No longer now. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Paramont’s Jim Gianopulos confirms what has been a rumor for quite some time. What’s the status of the World War Z sequel? We’re in advanced development. With David Fincher directing? Yes. And Brad Pitt. So there you have it, one of the biggest director’s out there, David Fincher, will be helming the World War Z sequel, with Brad Pitt coming back to star.

Marvel’s Defenders Gets A Series Of Motion Posters & One Standard Poster We have just under two months until Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist unite to defend New York City in the upcoming limited series The Defenders. This has been a long time coming for the Marvel and Netflix franchise.

Avatar 2 Production Start Date Finally Confirmed Producer Jon Landau confirms at CineEurope that filming on all of the Avatar sequels will begin this fall.

'The Big Sick's Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon on Turning Their Real-Life Romance Into a Really Great Rom-Com Every few years we’re blessed with a romantic comedy so perfect that it becomes an instant classic. I can say with 100 percent certainty — and absolutely zero hyperbole — that The Big Sick is the next film to join the great rom-com canon. Written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon (and based on their real-life courtship), The Big Sick stars Nanjiani as himself (sort of), a Pakistani-American comedian who falls for the girl of his dreams (Zoe Kazan subbing in for Gordon). But if you’ve seen the charming trailer, you know there’s just one catch. Continue reading…

Black Panther: Nightshade Confirmed To Be In The Marvel Flick Marvel's Black Panther is certainly creating a lot of buzz since their trailer launched a few weeks ago. At the helm of the film is Ryan Coogler, who also directed great films such as Fruitvale Station and Creed. Starring in the film as T'Challa aka Black Panther is Chadwick Boseman he is joined by Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Andy Serkis. Without a doubt Black Panther has a fantastic cast list.One of the actresses in the film, who is making her first feature film debut is singer Nabiyah Be.

The Bad Batch: Cannibals Across The Line Ana Lily Amirpour’s latest feels like a beautiful, apocalyptic audition for the next ‘Mad Max’

The action-packed, coming of age feature film Saban’s Power Rangers will morph onto Digital HD June 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand June 27 from Lionsgate.LRM is giving away a Blu-ray copy of Saban's Power Rangers to one lucky reader on our site.To enter this giveaway contest please fill out the form below, for our mobile users please send an e-mail to contest@lrmonline.com with Saban's Power Rangers Giveway in the sub

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later coming to Netflix WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER seems like one of those "love it/hate it" things. It's so weird and idiosyncratic, with many of its jokes simply based on period accurate aesthetics, or having a guy hump a refrigerator, that it makes sense it's a cult classic and not more well-known (not that it's necessarily a hidden gem either - it's hard to hide that cast). As for me, I... Read More...

Mariah Carey, making a mess of things with diva behavior? As improbable as it seems, “The House” actor Cedric Yarbrough says that it really happened. Yarbrough took to Facebook on Wednesday to detail how the singer “ruined” an intended cameo featuring her in the film. “Yeah, a real funny cameo was SUPPOSED to happen in the new film #TheHouse with the superstar Mariah Carey. But it was ruined by superstar Mariah Carey,” Yarbrough wrote. “The film takes place in a suburban home but is made into a ‘Casino’.

“Becks,” a drama about a lesbian musician adjusting to life back in the conservative small town where she grew up, and “The Night Guard,” a Mexican film about a security guard accused of a crime, won the top jury award at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival, Film Independent announced on Thursday. “Liyana,” a nonfiction film about orphaned children in Swaziland confronting tragedy through storytelling, won the award as the festival’s best documentary. The only film to win two LA Film Festival awards was Mark Hayes’ “Skid Row Marathon,”

Sony’s upcoming legal thriller starring Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell has got itself a new title. Once known as Inner City, that was eventually dropped and it’s remained nameless until now … and it literally has a name for a title. The film is directed and written by Dan Gilroy, who was also responsible for the widely-acclaimed Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhaal.

In a move that has absolutely nothing to do with his late-night war with President Donald Trump, Stephen Colbert is currently in Russia “on assignment” developing a segment for his CBS late-night series, The Late Show. The late-night talk show is in repeats this Thursday and Friday, with Colbert expected to return to the Late Show desk for a new episode on Monday, June 26. The move was confirmed by Colbert himself after he tweeted a photo of himself in the country Thursday.

By Jacob Oller Vehicular singing continues a great tradition of human/machine interaction. James Corden can suck it, Edgar Wright is the king of car karaoke. Baby Driver is the culmination of every daydreamer’s music video fantasies, the car radio thrumming in the heartbeat of an action scene and every measure as epic as your imagination promised. The heist movie focuses on the getaway driver played by Ansel Elgort who effectively stars in a series of music videos over the course of the film.

Netflix in July: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos) Coming July 1: “Titanic” One of the best love stories of all time will soon be available to stream whenever you feel like you need a good cry.

First Look At Jason Isaacs In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ We finally have a release date for Star Trek: Discovery but we also have a first look at Jason isaacs thanks to Entertainment Weekly. He is playing Gabriel Lorca who is described as “a steely Federation Starship Captain who’s considered a brilliant military tactician.” The image also gives us a brief look at the bridge of the U.S.S. Discovery since the bridge revealed in the trailer was from the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Jason Isaacs is best known for his role in theHarry Potter movies, Netflix’s The OA, and Showtime’s Brotherwood.

Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker whose work I've appreciated from a distance. I know she's a great director, but apart from Marie Antoinette, her stories of rich white people and their troubles has held little interest for me. But as a fan of the gothic, horror, and period film, The Beguiled certainly would seem to fit in my wheelhouse of film love. And while not without some problems of gender representation, the film is a gorgeous and campy romp, disguising itself as a period piece with just the right touch of horror.

Bar-goers mill about a 3,000-square-foot sprawl of weirwood trees, Westerosi sigil banners, and a looming sculpture of a dragon’s head. Some take pictures by the impressive replica Iron Throne while a few others excitedly point at a wall imitating the Hall of Faces, their own likeness used to create the eerie white plaster masks.

Sofia Coppola’s The Little Mermaid Would Have Been ‘Much Darker’ Sofia Coppola has a darker vision in mind for Universal’s adaptation of The Little Mermaid, before she left the project. The filmmaker made her name as a director by doing small-budget movies that look amazing, feature fine performances and bear her distinctive filmmaking stamp.

For such a speedy superhero, THE FLASH's dash to a solo feature has been amazingly slow and arduous. First the film was set up with Seth Grahame-Smith as the director, with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (CLONE HIGH, former directors of HAN SOLO) writing up a treatment. Then when Graham-Smith left, there was a page one rewrite with DOPE director Rick Famuyiwa at the helm. Now, eight months... Read More...

"Terrible things happen every day in this city." Magnolia Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for an ensemble indie drama titled Person to Person, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film follows different characters "from person to person" in New York City, handing off the narrative to each one as it continues on. The full cast of quirky characters includes Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Tavi Gevinson, Isiah Whitlock, Michaela Watkins, Olivia Lucciardi, Ben Rosenfield, Buddy Durress, Bene Coopersmith, George Sample III, and Philip Baker Hall.

Preacher season 2 kicks off on Sunday and the folks at DC All-Access talked to that cast about what fans can expect form season 2. The season kicks off with what Graham McTavish (Saint of Killers) calls the wildest action sequence ever on television. Dominic Cooper (Jesse Custer) sets the stage as the same place the books start, with the three of them hitting the road to find an entity that Jesse doesn’t believe exists.

Ridley Scott has gotten into expansive universe mode. When he opened the doors to the possibility with 2012’s Prometheus, he immediately began to plan for more, to write a detailed pre-history of his seminal Alien which has come to us in the form of Alien: Covenant, and which, like the Universe itself, grows ever larger by the day. Now, it looks like he‘s turning his sights to his other sci-fi property, which is itself also getting a sequel this year. And Scott wants even more. Continue reading…

The LEGO Ninjago Movie toy sets are unveiled, revealing tie-ins with Warner Bros’ upcoming LEGO franchise installment. The studio initially kickstarted their yellow brick building block film franchise with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s The LEGO Movie in 2014, which took the toy property and created a family-friendly animated adventure. The LEGO Movie was well received by critics and fans alike, and went on to earn success at the box office in addition to award recognition.

Even if you’re not a hue fan of the new trilogy of Planet of the Apes movies you cannot deny that the technology behind them is something else. War for the Planet of the Apes is no different and 20th Century Fox posted a new behind-the-scenes video showing how the movie magic is done. We get some interviews with a few cast and crew members along with seeing some of the special effects being created. We see how important it is to have a good actor doing the motion capture work and how veterans like Andy Serkis have truly taken this technology and turned it into an art form.

By H. Perry Horton Hint: it’s all about character. I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “prequel,” my gut reaction is to cringe. Historically, prequels haven’t done so well.

"Do you know anything about witches?" This is great news for fans of classic horror. There's a brand new remake of Dario Argento's 1977 stylish horror film Suspiria due to arrive later this year, from director Luca Guadagnino (of A Bigger Splash, Call Me by Your Name). But before that arrives, lucky cinephiles will have the chance to revisit the original film as a pristine 35mm print of an uncut version of the film was found by the Chicago Cinema Society.

The first trailer for Soundtrack sets up a very cold premise, starting with its setting: the Arctic. Its very strong, serious, dramatic tone suggests that something more is going on under the surface. The official synopsis provides more details: The Soundtrack of a life. Cris (Selton Mello), a young artist still trying to find his place on the tough world of arts, gets from Brazilian Government special permit to stay a month in an isolated international research station surrounded by nothing but ice. His goal is to prepare an exhibition mixing music and photography.

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Earlier this year, Danny Boyle brought back the drug-addled characters of his cult favorite Trainspotting for a sequel that took 20 years to get off the ground.

Will Ferrell won't say no to Anchorman 3 but he assures everyone that it won't happen for a long time.

By H. Perry Horton A compilation featuring the most filmed city in the world. I visited The Big Apple for the first time as a freshman in college and was stunned at how well I seemed to know the place.

Last month, Xavier Dolan fans were treated to a crop of new photos and character details from his upcoming English language debut, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. We got our first look at Kit Harington looking as dashing as ever as the titular character, Natalie Portman in bangs, an adorable Jacob Tremblay and more. But the real standout was Jessica Chastain, looking devlishing with Hot Cheeto-red hair, dark maroon lipstick and black nail polish. And today Dolan debuted the another stunning look at Chastain on the film’s first poster. Continue reading…

Miranda (Mireille Enos) is an installation artist interested in exploring the concept of identity. One of her exhibits is based on the time she found a man’s phone, went through it to learn the places he normally visited, and then trekked to those places to surreptitiously take photos of him, which she put on display in a gallery.

“It’s so much friendlier with two.” So says A.A. Milne, author and creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, and it seems Disney would agree. They’re rumored to be rounding out the cast of their live-action Christopher Robin movie, with the addition of Gemma Arterton. There is currently no release date for the project, which has had a script rewrite from Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures).

After the release of JURASSIC WORLD, director Colin Trevorrow set out to tackle something a little smaller before heading back to the world of blockbusters for STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. The film sandwiched between those two behemoths wound up being THE BOOK OF HENRY, a drama which follows a brilliant eleven-year-old (Jaeden Lieberher) who tries to save his neighbor (Maddie Ziegler) from her... Read More...

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson was spotted in the Sanctum Sanctorum set in a new photo from Avengers: Infinity War.

Edgar Wright was supposed to take the next step in his career by writing and directing the Ant-Man movie for Marvel and Disney, and now he reveals why he left. As everyone now knows, Wright would not see the project through to the end, and the film would ultimately be handed off to Peyton Reed, who was able to deliver the character-establishing hit Marvel was seeking. Though Ant-Man still delivered the goods, many to this day lament the fact that Wright didn’t get a chance to realize his vision of the character.

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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