Top Movie News for August 15, 2018

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Honest Trailer: There’s a Lot of Movie Packed into This Movie Now that Avengers: Infinity War has come home for you to watch over and over again, it’s time to crack some jokes at the expense of what will likely be the most successful movie of 2018, even if it didn’t make quite as much in the United States as Black Panther did on his first solo outing. So settle in and laugh at Thanos as he tries to destroy half of all life in the universe, a task that has taken him so long that his skin has changed color twice since he was introduced in the mid-credits scene of The Avengers. Watch the Avengers Infinity War Honest Trailer Even though this mo

YouTube pulls  The Nun ad for violating their "shocking content" policy There’s nothing wrong with trying to get the word out about an upcoming movie, but maybe scaring the holy hell out of someone when they’re trying to watch a “Best Ways to Eat Avocados” video isn’t the best move. YouTube seems to agree, which is why they’ve pulled an ad for THE NUN that’s been causing nightmares and lots of children to run screaming... Read More...

Is 'Crazy Rich Asians' Looking at a Crazy Rich Opening Weekend? This weekend gets off to an early start with the Wednesday release of the much-anticipated romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, the first Asian-led studio film to hit theaters since The Joy Luck Club. While Joy Luck Club didn't play in any more than 600 theaters during its run 25 years ago, Crazy Rich Asians will get its start in over 3,300 locations with plenty of buzz behind it. Later in the week, STX will release what they hope is a franchise-starter in Mile 22 featuring Mark Wahlberg re-t...

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Officially Casts Mike Moh as Bruce Lee Here’s a rumor that’s officially been confirmed: Mike Moh is playing legendary martial artist/actor Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Moh joins a huge cast of actors who are playing a mix of real-life figures and fictional characters. More on Mike Moh as Bruce Lee below. Another day, another story about the constantly-growing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast. Mike Moh, who played Ryu in the Street Fighter web series, was announced as a member of the cast a month ago, but there was no official word on who he was playing.

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Gets Tessa Thompson in the Lead Tessa Thompson will star as Lady opposite Justin Theroux as Tramp in Disney's live-action Lady and the Tramp remake.

New Widows trailer finds Viola Davis getting her crew into shape After making the harrowing Best Picture winner 12 YEARS A SLAVE director Steve McQueen is back with a brand-new thriller featuring an all-star cast. The movie centers on four women (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo) whose husbands died during a heist and who now find themselves having to pull off a job themselves for the sake of their futures. The latest trailer is here showing... Read More...

Ethan Peck is Mister Spock in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ The grandson of Gregory Peck has been cast to boldly go beyond the known frontier of Star Trek: Discovery. When we fall for a character, we fall hard. Leonard Nimoy as Mister Spock on Star Trek was a cultural revelation. Existing between alien and human, Spock allowed the audience to embrace the other in ways rarely experienced on primetime TV. Thorugh his struggle to understand our absurd customs and emotions, we were given a mirror to examine the routine of daily existence.

Chris Pratt on the Fallout of James Gunn’s Firing: “It’s Not an Easy Time” As the fallout of the James Gunn firing stretches on, the Guardians of the Galaxy cast stand by their director. Soon after Disney fired Gunn over old offensive tweets, the cast members of the first and second Guardians of the Galaxy films penned a letter to Disney in support of Gunn and his reinstatement as director. But in the month since the firing, Disney has remained silent on the matter, which leaves the returning Guardians of the Galaxy members in a state of limbo.

‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Confirmed by Hulu Hulu wants to stay in the Stephen King business, so they’ve given the go-ahead to Castle Rock season 2. So get ready to spend even more time in King’s famous haunted town. In the past, creators Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw confirmed Castle Rock will be an anthology, with new characters and stories each season. Which means you can expect a whole new world of King-centric horrors to come. Castle Rock season 1 is currently engrossing large audiences each week, so much so that Hulu is more than willing to give it a second season.

Taraji P. Henson Knows Exactly ‘What Men Want’ in New Trailer Ali Davis has the gift that we all wish we had in this 2019 rom-com. 50% of the time you ask someone the age-old question “If you could have a superpower, what would it be?” mind reading is going to be their response. The other 50% are going to say flying. Those are statistics I made up so please don’t fact check me. But really, how cool would it be if you had the ability to read people’s minds? In the case of Ali Davis, played by Taraji P.

Gaspar Noé's psychedelic nightmare Climax gets an intense new trailer Gaspar Noé’s films (ENTER THE VOID, LOVE, IRREVERSIBLE) are often met with divisive reactions, but after his new movie, CLIMAX, debuted at Cannes it was the toast of the town. Those who got a chance to see the psychedelic nightmare praised it as the best work from the filmmaker, and it went on to win the Art Cinema Award at the festival. Now you can see what everyone is talking about by checking out the trippiest... Read More...

Ant-Man and the Wasp finally gave one of the female superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe a proper leading role, with Evangeline Lilly suiting up as Hope Van Dyne, the more capable and experienced insect-inspired partner of Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang.

/Filmcast Ep. 480 – The Meg and BlackkKlansman David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss their favorite crossover events of all time, thank the #SaveDaveWave, plus David has a special announcement to celebrate opening weekend of Crazy Rich Asians. Be sure to read about how Crazy Rich Asians was made, the #GoldOpen movement, and how BlackkKlansman got revenge on Birth of a Nation. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993.

‘Green Book’ Trailer Sees Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen Hitting the Road From the director of ‘Dumb and Dumber’ comes a charming-looking story about race, music, and opposing personalities. “You never win with violence, you only win when you maintain your dignity,” says Mahershala Ali in the first trailer for Green Book. The awards season contender will see Ali portraying legendary pianist Don Shirley, as he embarks upon a tour of the deep south. Although, this taking place in 1962, that will prove to be difficult for the African American musician.

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Supergirl returns: Warner Bros. is giving Superman's cousin another shot at the big screen, as a new Supergirl movie is now in the works with a 22 Jump Street writer handling the script. Read more about the movie as well as updates on other future Worlds of DC movies here. And read about the villain announced for DC's Birds of Prey here.  ...Read MoreRead Comments

‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot’ Star Sam Elliott on Making a Movie With *That* Title [Fantasia Film Festival Interview] There are few actors whose voice and mustache are revered more than those possessed by Sam Elliott. From Road House and We Were Soldiers to The Big Lebowski and last year’s heartfelt The Hero, Elliott is often cast as the voice of authority and righteousness in role after role, including the current Netflix series The Ranch and the upcoming Bradley Cooper-starring/directed A Star Is Born (in this latest adaptation, Elliott plays Cooper’s manager/brother).

Laurence Fishburne and Ian McShane unite in new John Wick 3 image I never would have expected that JOHN WICK would blossom into the franchise that it's become, but here we are, with the third installment of the fantastic action-series on the horizon. JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM will find Wick (Keanu Reeves) on the run with a $14 million bounty on his head after he broke an oath never to take a life while on Continental Hotel grounds. Although the rules stated... Read More...

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones worked wonders together in THEORY OF EVERYTHING, coming out the other end with Oscar nominations (Redmayne won his). Now the duo is back together again, and this time they’ll be in a hot air balloon together soaring to extraordinary heights in THE AERONAUTS, which you can see looks wonderful from the first image. However, they may realize they’ve made a terrible... Read More...

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘The Happytime Murders’ Gets A Filthy New Red Band Trailer It’s mid-August. After months of superheroes battling CGI villains and days of Soldados, sometimes you just want to relax and unwind at the cinema and watch Melissa McCarthy snort drugs with a bunch of horny puppets. The Happytime Murders proudly boasts of the reactions from the film’s filthy first trailer in the latest teaser, although with all due respect to the “this shit wild” guy, the movie’s best marketing is Sesame Street‘s lawsuit.

Peter Weller to Return as Murphy in New RoboCop Movie? Director Neill Blomkamp has expressed his desire to bring Peter Weller back in the upcoming RoboCop Returns.

We recently got our first official look at Liu Yifei as Mulan in Disney's live-action retelling of the classic animated adventure, and now director Niki Caro has shared a photo from the set. Check it out.

Netflix certainly isn't shy about dropping some serious coin in order to acquire new movies, and the streaming service spent $30 million at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year in order to land the worldwide distribution rights for NEXT GEN, an animated feature which finds a lonely young girl forming a friendship with a top-secret robot. Together, the pair enter a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil robots, and a scheming madman. Even though NEXT GEN's... Read More...

It Follows writer/director David Robert Mitchell will pen the script for a horror flick called They Hear It, based on the terrifying short from Julian Terry.

It’s A Family Affair In Amazon And Matthew Weiner’s ‘The Romanoffs’ The Mad Men creator has penned and directed an anthology series about individuals who believe they’re the descendants of Russia’s Royal Family. One of the most prolific names in history, in both the real world and the world of fiction, is surely Romanov. With a deep and rich dynasty set in Russia spanning the 1600s to the early 1900s, tales of the monarchy’s exploits and early demise have inspired countless novels, TV shows, and films.

Mark Hamill Hints Luke Had a Romance Sometime Between Star Wars Trilogies Mark Hamill has teased that Luke Skywalker could have engaged in a romantic entanglement sometime after the fall of the second Death Star in Return of the Jedi.

Hopefully Dern will play a certain awesome motherly figure in Greta Gerwig’s new adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic. The cast of Greta Gerwig’s upcoming adaptation of Little Women is a white-hot (ha, puns) list of who’s who in Hollywood. We can celebrate the likes of Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), and James Norton (War and Peace) for their currency and freshness, or cheer for some more established folks like Emma Stone (La La Land) and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird).

Shutterstock MoviePass‘ woes continue with their latest antics including a dramatic slashing of subscriber offerings in an effort to slow their cash-burn rate while also reportedly un-cancelling subscriptions, much to former users’ frustration.

The theatrical subscription service got more bad news this week. Continue reading…

"Why are you helping Israel?" Netflix has debuted an official trailer for a spy thriller titled The Angel, the latest feature from Israeli director Ariel Vromen (Danika, The Iceman, Criminal). Not to be confused with Luis Ortega's film El Angel (also the same title), which premiered at Cannes this year, this tells a different story about an Egyptian spy who helped save Israel. The Angel stars Marwan Kenzari as Ashraf Marwan, Egyptian President Nasser's son-in-law and one of Israeli Intelligence's most precious assets.


TV Review: Ozark - Season 2

JoBlo - Tue, 2018-08-14 22:13

SYNOPSIS:  In its much-anticipated second season, Ozark continues to follow Marty Bryde and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. With Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney Helen Pierce to town to shake things up just as The Byrdes are finally settling in. Marty and Wendy struggle to balance their family interests amid the... Read More...

Banks will tell the story of two women who changed their lives for the better on a perfect day in Sheridan, Wyoming. Another essay chronicling the chaotic behind-the-scenes incidents of a seemingly unbelievable story will be getting the big screen treatment from a major studio. This one sounds especially delightful, even more so due to the involvement of Pitch Perfect’s Elizabeth Banks. Banks has been on a roll in Hollywood for some time now. She constantly creates new opportunities for herself and others in the industry, keeping busy both behind and in front of the camera.

Set at the end of the Ice Age, Alpha tells the story of how dogs became domesticated and it's very enthralling.

Netflix Netflix has recently thrown strategic curveballs during its quest for streaming platform dominance.

Arizona Trailer Turns Danny McBride Into a Bloodthirsty Maniac Danny McBride stars as a violent kidnapper in the first trailer for the dark horror comedy Arizona.

Stranger Things won’t return to Netflix until 2019. If you’re going through withdrawal from the hit series, perhaps this very pleasant video will help. The creators and crew behind the show come together to discuss how the very talented Stranger Things cast came together.

With three films in The Dark Knight trilogy, there have been plenty of trailers and TV spots around the world advertising Christopher Nolan‘s acclaimed take on Batman. However, one marketing tactic that was never used to promote any of the films in the comic book trilogy was the use of modern music to drive those trailers and TV spots. But co-writer Jonathan Nolan tried desperately to convince his brother to use one specific classic rock song in The Dark Knight trilogy marketing materials. Unfortunately for him, he was always shut down.

The Legends of Tomorrow will be getting another new ally in Season 4, as a recent character breakdown reveals an unnamed Wolf Creature will be joining forces with the show's heroes. Hit the jump for more.

The late Tom Clancy‘s novels are famous for the level of technical accuracy and specific details he would insert to give readers a sense of authenticity.

Heading into Season 5 of the The Flash, we learned Keiynan Lonsdale would only have a minor role in the story, but now we know that Wally West, a.k.a. Kid Flash, will appear in a total of three episodes.

Margot Robbie will reprise her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn (above) in the upcoming Birds of Prey. Robbie will also serve as a producer. Her character is very much her own woman; smart, strong and sassy, she does whatever she feels is best for herself in any particular moment. So it should be exciting to see her lead a project that's been described as a "girl gang movie." If Harley Quinn and her friends are to be the more heroic characters, then who will dare to be the...Read MoreRead Comments

Ever since his 1987 script for Lethal Weapon helped redefine the buddy-cop genre, Shane Black has carved out a name for himself as a man who knows how to make a great team-up movie. From Lethal Weapon to The Last Boy Scout to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys, Black has spent three decades creating some of the more memorable buddy movies by featuring unique characters tasked with unraveling a deliciously entertaining mystery. In 2016's The Nice Guys, Ryan Gosling and...Read MoreRead Comments

Whether this is the story we want to see from either of them is up for discussion. Benicio del Toro hasn’t truly gone intimate in a movie for a hot minute. He’s become an increasingly sought-after commodity in franchise films, so much so that his last three releases have been sequels. Granted, Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado is a far cry from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Avengers: Infinity War, budget-wise.

With the Oscar-nominated Wreck-It Ralph, Disney tapped into nostalgia for all kinds of video games, from 1980s classics to modern-day standards for various age groups. This fall, the animated feature's sequel will enter the much larger arena of the internet. Titled Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, the movie will feature an array of jokes for all ages involving Wi-Fi, eBay, traffic-baiting listicles, pop-up ads, and simple app games for toddlers. The sequel will also...Read MoreRead Comments

Welcome to our weekly review-recaps of Better Call Saul season 4. Each week, we’ll delve deep into the Breaking Bad prequel series, with spoilers galore. This week kicks-off with the the second episode of season 4, “Breathe.” Jimmy After a quiet, measured season 4 premiere, Better Call Saul explodes with “Breathe.” There are two big moments this week, one from Jimmy, one from Kim, and both are showstoppers in their own unique ways. Jimmy has clearly come out of his stupor from last week’s episode. He’s no longer silent and morose.

Come for the addictive allure of 1980s-era nostalgia, stay for the harrowing 3rd Act that will leave you gasping in Summer of 84.

A movie for kids? Or secretly a terrifying story about a child with godlike powers? The video essay makes a pretty compelling case. Continue reading…

Gird your wallets, ladies and gentlemen, because Hot Toys is about to have you shouting "Wakanda forever," all the way to the bank for the chance to own one of their new collectibles hailing from Disney and Marvel's BLACK PANTHER. Included as a part of the new line is a 1/6th scale Shuri Collectible Figure, in addition to a lavished Wakandian Throne, which stands stands proud as a... Read More...

Your smug friends were right: MoviePass was too good (and possibly stupid) to last. Continue reading…

Westworld season 2 left a lot of viewers scratching their heads, and it looks like season 3 will take things even further. Showrunners and creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy say that when Westworld season 3 arrives, we can all expect a “radical shift” in the world of the show as we know it.  When Westworld season 2 kicked off, I found it to be a bit of an improvement over season 1 (which I also liked). But by the time the season had ended, the show had gone off into some very strange, very confusing directions.

Rose has landed the role of the iconic comic-book heroine and is set to appear as part of CW’s Arrowverse in December, but has faced criticism since the announcement. Ruby Rose is CW’s woman of choice for the highly-anticipated arrival of Batwoman to their DC TV comic-book universe, which was revealed a week ago. The heroine’s debut will be as part of the annual crossover event which includes the four current shows of the Arrowverse, expected to air in December. Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow may however be swiftly joined by a fifth addition to their world.

There is a deep and undeniable connection between punk music and horror films that goes back decades. From the very beginning of the punk music movement in the '70s, bands and fans used horror imagery to separate themselves from those around them. In my own personal journey of discovery as a budding horror fan, punk music played a pivotal part in connecting the dots between my internal raging anger and its obvious violent expression on film.

There’s still plenty of time for MGM to realize what a terrible mistake they’re making, but the studio is apparently hell-bent on this terrible Child’s Play remake idea. Director Lars Klevberg took to social media to announce the film is entering “week 1” – although it’s not entirely clear what this means. No cast has been announced yet, so it seems unlike production is gearing up already. But one thing is clear: the remake is still happening, and that’s stupid. A Child’s Play remake is a bad idea.

"Sometimes you've gotta do what you know is right, even if they're gonna hate you for it." Sony Pictures Australia has debuted the first full trailer for Storm Boy, a "beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale." The story is about a boy who grew up on uninhabited coastline of Southern Australia, where he rescues and raises an orphaned pelican, named Mr. Percival. This is yet another one of those stories told from adulthood looking back at childhood.

Warner Bros. Pictures It’s a question that’s baffled movie-goers since 2010: what the heck is happening at the end of Inception? Is it a dream? Is it real? We are all Troy. NBC But leave it to director Christopher Nolan’s good luck charm (totem?), Michael Caine, to clear up the mystery.

From the author who frequently denied Hollywood comes a moon-based sci-fi cloning comedy. Yeah, another one. While some novelists are happy to sign over options to their work, dust their hands of the dirty business, and quietly slink away from the theater as their imagination is plundered for box office riches (I’m looking at you Stephen King), Ursula K. Le Guin was never one to compromise her vision. Her 1971 novel “The Lathe of Heaven” was adapted twice for television, but they were low-budget fare rarely recognized beyond the day of their release.

If there’s one thing The Purge movies have taught us, it’s that there’s no telling how someone will react when presented with criminal impunity. Throughout the films, we’ve seen everyone from the poor to the rich, the white to the black, grapple with the spaces they occupy in a capitalist and white supremacist society, and how that motivates them on the night of the Purge — when all crime, especially murder, is completely legal.

Ewan McGregor still wants to do an Obi-Wan Star Wars standalone movie but isn't aware of any plans currently.

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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