Top Movie News for October 20, 2018

Halloween has Killer Opening Weekend at the Box Office HALLOWEEN is already making a killing at the box office, and it's only Saturday. Universal reported early this morning that the Jamie Lee Curtis-led slasher scored a jaw dropping $33.34 million opening day on Friday, thereby setting a new October record and and stealing the spotlight from the massiely profitable VENOM, which only two weeks ago debuted to $32.5 on its first… Read More...

Netflix has cancelled Marvel's Luke Cage Coming off the heels of last week's IRON FIRST cancellation is the sudden and abrupt news that LUKE CAGE is also getting the ax. A show that debuted to much excitement back in 2016, it came as a surprise when Netfix and Marvel released their joint statement about the the hero for hire getting the boot. Unfortunately for fans of the series, there will be no season three. Here's… Read More...

Daredevil Season 3 to introduce Peter Halpin as Foggy Nelson's brother Ahead of tomorrow's highly-anticipated premiere of Netflix's DAREDEVIL Season 3, the streaming giant, along with Marvel Entertainment, have announced that Irish actor Peter Halpin will be joining the cast as Theo Nelson, brother of Matt Murdock's kind-hearted compatriot in fighting the good fight, Foggy Nelson. When Theo enters the dark and dangerous dealings surrounding The… Read More...

Star Wars Fan Wins the Weekend with Amazing Mirror Cave Rey Cosplay Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi continues to divide Star Wars fans, but this new Rey cosplay can be appreciated by everyone.

New Spider-Man: Far from Home Suit Officially Unveiled by Tom Holland Tom Holland appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the black and red suit to promote Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Is Quicksilver Really Returning in Avengers 4? Aaron Taylor-Johnson was spotted on the set of Avengers 4 back in May, but is his Quicksilver character in the movie?

What keeps you hooked to a television series? What keeps you tuning in every week or binge-watching every day? What keeps you constantly talking about that show with your friends? Ultimately, it’s the characters. Television brings us on long journeys with our favorite characters, immersing us into their lives. We see their rises and their falls. We root for them, we choose who we want them to date. We are fully engaged with TV characters, relating to them and growing with them. 14 years later, there’s a reason why we still talk about Monica and Rachel from Friends.

‘Harold And Kumar’ Director Danny Leiner Has Died At 57 Getty Image The filmmaker Danny Leiner, best known for directing the comedies Dude, Where’s My Car? and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, has died, it was announced on Friday. Leiner was 57 years old. Details are still thin on the ground, but Ross Putnam, a longtime friend and collaborator, stated on Facebook that he had endured a “long illness.” The stars of Harold and Kumar both weighed in on Twitter to offer their condolences. I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Danny Leiner, who became my friend when he directed Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle.

Supergirl Season 4 to introduce one of DC's greatest villains, Lex Luthor The CW has announced that DC's bald badass and constant thorn in Superman's side, Lex Luthor, is officially making his way to the Arrowverse. Much to the delight of fans across the globe, we now know that the nefarious billionaire genius will arrive courtesy of SUPERGIRL's fourth season, which premiered just days ago on October 14th. “We’re beyond excited to… Read More...

AQUAMAN: We Finally Have Our Best Look Yet At Willem Dafoe As Vulko...Riding A Badass SharkAQUAMAN: We Finally Have Our Best Look Yet At Willem Dafoe As Vulko...Riding A Badass Shark We've caught a glimpse of Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Vulko in Aquaman but we now finally have a proper look at the character along with a new batch of stills from the highly anticipated DC Comics movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Wants a Female Director, Shortlist Revealed? A new rumor suggests that Disney is looking for a female director to take over for James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

Official Trailer for Horror 'Escape Room' About a Deadly Escape Room "Well that's creepy as hell." Sony Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for the horror movie Escape Room, which has also gone under the title The Maze, now being released in the first few days of January in early 2019. I'm not surprised that Hollywood has decided to capitalize on the massive popularity of escape rooms by making a horror movie about one. How original.


TV Review: Making A Murderer Part 2

JoBlo - Fri, 2018-10-19 04:00

TV Review: Making A Murderer Part 2 SYNOPSIS:  Netflix presents the highly-anticipated second chapter of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning original documentary series which followed the unprecedented journey of Steven Avery from DNA exoneree and reformer to convicted murderer. Making a Murderer Part 2 provides an in-depth look at the high-stakes postconviction process, exploring the emotional toll… Read More...

Zack Snyder Shot Enough Justice League Footage for 2 Movies Ray Fisher says that Zack Snyder shot a lot of footage for Justice League and reveals that there were other plans for Cyborg.

‘Incredibles 2’ Deleted Scene Almost Introduced Frozone’s Wife, Here’s Why It Didn’t It’s a scene that has gone down in the history books, kicked off by one simple line: Honey, where is my super suit? Thus one of the most iconic Pixar scenes was born, in which Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) frantically scrambles for his super suit while his wife (Kimberly Adair Clark) belligerently refuses to tell him in 2004’s The Incredibles. So when the long-awaited sequel finally rolled around, why did director Brad Bird deprive us of the greatest good that we ever could have gotten?

John Krasinski Is Writing A Quiet Place 2 Based on His Own Idea John Krasinski, who directed the first movie, confirms that he will write A Quiet Place 2 based on his own idea.

I filed a 9.5/10 review of mid90s following its world premiere at TIFF earlier this fall, declaring “writer and director Jonah Hill has struck gold.” (I mention this only because perhaps you’ve seen this particular quote in ads if A24 has been targeting your Instagram feed as aggressively as they have mine.) A second viewing of the film this month confirmed that my rapturous response was not merely festival euphoria but an enduring endearment to a film populated by deeply human characters who radiate the raw joys and frustrations of coming of age. When I got the chance to sit down with Jonah

Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' Has Been Pushed Back 9 Months You’ll have to wait a little longer to see The Rock and Emily Blunt go on a Disney wildlife cruise. Continue reading…

"We are not animals." "Aren't we?" RLJE Films has debuted the first official trailer for a crazy indie horror thriller titled Monster Party, which just premiered at Beyond Fest in LA earlier this month. The gory new horror flick is about three teenage thieves who infiltrate a mansion dinner party and plan a heist/robbery to pay off debt. But they soon discover that the guests as this particular dinner party are not who they seem - it's actually a party secretly hosted by a serial killer cult for the social elite.

Ah ha! So it was Don Johnson in the Billiard room with the knife! I freakin' knew it! It's being reported by Deadline that MIAMI VICE alum Don Johnson is quite close to signing on the dotted line for Rian Johnson's upcoming murder mystery film KNIVES OUT. Framed as a whodunit spectacle, little is known about Johnson's next cinematic endeavor, other than that Daniel… Read More...

George Lucas decided to stop by The Mandalorian set and bring the show’s producer and writer, Jon Favreau, some semi-expensive wine for his birthday, because he’s a mensch. The result: a new Mandalorian set photo, which reveals a cantina where one can relax and drink George Lucas-approved wine.

Death makes a killer comeback in first poster for Happy Death Day 2U I never got around to watching HAPPY DEATH DAY last year, but the film clearly did well enough to warrant a sequel as the release of HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U is a mere four months away. The first film followed Theresa "Tree" Gelbman (Jessica Rothe), a college student who is murdered on her birthday and begins reliving the day over and over again until she finds her killer… Read More...

Stallone Is Turning Scrapped Rambo 5 Script Into a Crazy Horror Movie The novel Hunter will finally be adapted for the big screen with Sylvester Stallone set to star in what was originally set to be a new Rambo movie.

The sheer number of comic-book films in development mean that chances are very good that any actor who really wants to take on a superhero/super-villain role will likely get that chance. One actor who has frequently been brought up in regards to comic-book roles is Bryan Cranston, but he hasn't had the chance to play any aside from voicing James Gordon in the animated… Read More...

A couple of years ago, BBC One and AMC made waves with The Night Manager, an adaptation of author John le Carré‘s spy novel. Those networks saw the success of that show and jumped in on another le Carré adaptation, a 1970s-set thriller called The Little Drummer Girl.

I cannot rave enough about Ron Mann's new film, Carmine Street Guitars. I first fell in love with the film when I caught it at the Vancouver Film Festival, where I had the pleasure of hanging out with Ron for an involved interview, but when I had the chance of giving it a second look at the New York Film Festival one week later, my suspicions were confirmed: Carmine Street Guitars is one of my all time favorite documentaries - full stop.

The Lion King Remake Cast Unite on Twitter as Voice Work Continues A new behind the scenes photo features Donald Glover, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen gathered together for The Lion King live-action remake.

Legion M has released a new batch of Mandy merchandise from the surprise Nicolas Cage hit ahead of its Blu-ray/DVD release.

The 1999 remake of William Castle’s (1959) House on Haunted Hill by William Malone was a very strange film, and not one I’d seen in a long time, possibly since its video store days. Going back, its quite “Nineties,” down to its techniques, ensemble cast (such as Famke Janssen, Ali Larter, singer Lisa Loeb, Jeffrey Combs, and Saturday Night Live comedian Chris Kattan), plucked eyebrows, and wardrobe. It’s not a bad thing, but it’s interesting to see how some things have aged and how some haven’t.

If you thought Epix's planned Batman prequel series PENNYWORTH was a left-field prospect before, just wait until you hear who they cast as a villainess for the offbeat comic adventure. Early this afternoon, the network announced that British pop star Paloma Faith has been tapped for the role of Bet Sykes, a cunning foe set to put a young Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) through… Read More...


Review: Galveston

JoBlo - Fri, 2018-10-19 11:17

PLOT: A terminally ill thug (Ben Foster) is double-crossed by his boss and sent into a deadly ambush. He survives, rescuing a young woman (Elle Fanning) in the process. Marked for death, the two of them must now run for their lives. REVIEW: GALVESTON is a movie I thought I was going to see at last year’s TIFF, but it was pulled at the last minute when the sudden inability of the cast to attend… Read More...

With Superhero and Monster Movies on the Horizon, Sylvester Stallone Shows No Signs of Calming Down Cinematic art form — and possible machine — Sylvester Stallone is 72-years-old. Let that sink in for a second. You wouldn’t think this great man was old enough to be your grandpa based on his ripped physique and recent career choices. As we speak, he’s currently shooting Rambo V: Last Blood, which will see him reprise his most iconic action role for one last bloodbath. Creed 2 is right around the corner as well, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see him brawl with Dolph Lundgren for old time’s sake. Most actors retire in their 70’s or at least calm down.

Three words: Not. Greasy. Enough. For those whom such brevity does not suffice (such as the Screen Anarchy editors), I'll elaborate. An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn represents the sophomore effort of The Greasy Strangler helmer Jim Hosking. The relative success of that first film (a domestic total gross of $45,878, according to Box Office Mojo), seems to have attracted the attention of some honest-to-goodness professional actors. But the mere presence of Aubrey Plaza, Jermaine Clement, Craig Robinson, and Matt Berry does not a successful comedy make.

Eve, an action movie starring Jessica Chastain, has just added two great cast members: Geena Davis and Joan Chen. The film follows an assassin being hunted by her former employers while struggling to tell her family about her deadly job. Davis is likely playing Chastain’s mother, while Chen is playing a gangster. All of this sounds amazing, and I’d like to see this movie immediately. THR says that Geena Davis and Joan Chen have both joined the Eve cast alongside Jessica Chastain. The rest of the cast includes Colin Farrell, Common and John Malkovich.

The first season of HBO’s anthology series Room 104 was uneven, but showed a lot of promise.

The Matrix seemed like a franchise tailor-made for Jet Li. The Wachowskis‘ mind-bending sci-fi series that began in 1999 featured brooding heroes in black coats with insane martial arts skills — all elements that Li had down pat. And the Chinese action star was actually offered a part as Seraph in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, only to turn it down.

Becoming a rock icon is always a difficult job, but playing one that’s still living? That’s a Herculean task that each of the stars, with the exception of Rami Malek, had to take on in Bohemian Rhapsody. That’s the equivalent of playing Mozart’s concertos while Mozart watches you like a hawk.

A young son discovers his father's stash of disturbing photos in the shed and believes he is an infamous murderer in The Clovehitch Killer.

Once upon a time, the idea of a shared universe of films was only a fanboy’s pipe dream. In the early 1990s we were teased for over a decade about the eventual grudge match between Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, our appetites whet by a surprise appearance of Freddy’s glove at the end of Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday But we always saw this as fan service, a tip of the hat to the audience that made sure these franchises had an endurable legacy. It was a gift to the fans, rather than a calculated marketing tactic.

Well into a successful career, magazine writer and celebrity biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) fell out of favor with readers and publishers. Desperate to make a living, she seized on the idea of forging letters from famous people. It worked … for a while. Based on true events, Can You Ever Forgive Me? tells Israel's real-life story. In our exclusive featurette, McCarthy explains why she was drawn to the "complicated character" and wants people to see her...Read MoreRead Comments

"You have to save yourself, I can't do this for you." Orion Classics has debuted an official trailer for an indie romantic comedy titled Unlovable, which first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year. The indie comedy is about a sex and love addicted woman who becomes friends with a reclusive man who lives nearby.

Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi got together to discuss the making of The Big Lebowski 20 years after its release.

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling reveals that the story for all five Fantastic Beasts movies is mapped out, but things could change.

Hey. This is a thing. RLJE Films recently picked up David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry's Christmas horror anthology All The Creatures Were Stirring and with the speed of Santa's reindeer are putting it out on On Demand and Digital HD and DVD on December 4th.    A trailer for the flick premiered today. Find it below.    Ho, ho, no! The joyful spirit of the holidays is about to take one dark turn after another.

In this edition of TV Bits: Netflix’s The Witcher has cast a batch of new actors to join star Henry Cavill Jim Carrey‘s Showtime series Kidding has been picked up for season 2 Transparent is getting a musical episode in season 5 Rick and Morty‘s soundtrack is tearing up the charts Learn about The Jim Henson Company‘s new dinosaur show Knights of Panterra And more! Netflix has announced a whole slew of cast members for its anticipated adaptation of The Witcher, which stars Henry Cavill as a monster hunter named Geralt.

Shane McCauley “What’s up, roxx?” Jack Black tests this joke out a couple of times over the phone, complete with a Bugs Bunny inflection, to see if it lands. Of course it lands. Black and his longtime bandmate/comedy partner Kyle Gass have made a career out of landing referential jokes and difficult jokes and crude jokes and just about any kind of joke you can think of.

Comedy Central Welcome to Comedy Now, a weekly column cataloging what comedy fans should know about what’s available in the streaming world. Whether it’s a brand new special, an old classic, or the oddball show that defies categorization, we’ll list as many as we can for your enjoyment right here. Who knows? We may even throw in a few non-streamable bits on occasion, like tour announcements from our favorite comics.

Denmark’s 2019 Oscar entry is the kind of genre film that doesn’t normally make it through the Academy’s gates, but it’s a taut thriller with enough dramatic heft that it may prove to be an exception. High-concept thrillers are often written in reverse, with stories extrapolated (if not merely tacked on) to premises-as-a-selling points. I’d be willing to wager that the screenplay for The Guilty, written by director Gustav Möller along with Emil Nygaard Albertsen, was conceived much the same way, though that’s hardly a point against it.

20th Century Fox has commissioned a brand new poster in honor or the 30th anniversary of Die Hard from Dark Ink.

Conceptually, Legends of Tomorrow is… odd.

Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench is the latest performer to join the cast of Tom Hooper‘s Cats movie musical. She’ll play a gender-swapped version of the Jellicle cats’ leader, Old Deuteronomy. She also has some interesting history with this show that makes her casting here seem like a nice “full circle” moment in her impressive career.  Deadline reports that Dench, the Oscar-winning actress from Shakespeare in Love and long-time veteran of the James Bond film franchise, will play Deuteronomy, the leader of the Jellicle cats.

During the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, I had the opportunity to interview What They Had writer-director Elizabeth Chomko.  This is the feature directorial debut for Chomko, who returned to her hometown of Chicago to film it with an all-star cast featuring Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Blythe Danner, and Taissa Farmiga. What They Had starts as Bridget (Swank) returns home to Chicago so that both she and her brother (Shannon) can take care of their mother, Ruth (Danner).  The problem is that their father Burt (Forster), isn’t ready to move her into a care center d

Blumhouse Boss Apologizes for Controversial Female Horror Directors Comment Halloween producer and Blumhouse head Jason Blum has issued an apology for his comments on female directors.

The new Chinese posters for The Predator are completely bonkers and have to be seen to be believed.

There's a crazy amount of cameos in Wreck-It Ralph 2, but some jokes about certain Disney characters are off limits.

Sources claim that The Conjuring 3 will take the Warrens out of the haunted houses and into a new setting.

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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