Top Movie News for April 26, 2018

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The Morning Watch: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Edition – Surprising Fans, Cast Trivia & More The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web.

'A Quiet Place' Is Officially Getting a Sequel John Krasinski’s horror hit is officially getting a sequel to shush you into terror once again. Continue reading…

Halloween Details Emerge from CinemaCon 2018 Universal Presentation Halloween details have been hard to come by, but at CinemaCon this afternoon the plot and such came into focus a bit more.

Footage details on Bad Robot's R-Rated Overlord & news on Cloverfield series Paramount's CinemaCon presentation kicked off tonight and we saw a lot of interesting things in the pipeline from the studio, but one of the more notable things shown and discussed was for Bad Robot's OVERLORD from producer J.J. Abrams, who sent in a video message to introduce the film and share some information about it. Abrams first wanted to clear up the rumor that OVERLORD was secretly a... Read More...

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige Explains How STAR WARS Influenced The Studio And Its FilmsMarvel Studios' Kevin Feige Explains How STAR WARS Influenced The Studio And Its Films It's well known that the influence of Star Wars led to some limbs being lost in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but now Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige has explained other ways Star Wars has influenced him...

First footage from Bumblebee movie debuts at CinemaCon The TRANSFORMERS movies as presided over by Michael Bay have seemingly run their course, with THE LAST KNIGHT underperforming on every level. A new era for the franchise is coming and this year’s BUMBLEBEE is leading the charge. What does the movie have in store? Well, the first clip was shown at CinemaCon, and what we can expect is a sweet tale that dishes out equal parts emotion and explosions.... Read More...

First Glass Footage Description Unites Split & Unbreakable Supervillains Universal Pictures has finally shown off a first look at Glass, uniting Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy.

Harrison Ford Takes on First Animated Movie in Secret Life of Pets 2 Star Wars and Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford has joined the cast of The Secret Life of Pets 2.

Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ is Finally On a Path to the Big Screen One of King’s best and most excruciating books will be made into a movie by the writer of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’ As more Stephen King books are either being newly adapted or rediscovered for a modern audience, a certain long-gestating project will soon see the light of day. The Long Walk is the next in a long line of upcoming King adaptations, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

We all know that there are few working A list actors with the stunt ability (and apparently fearlessness) as Tom Cruise in the Mission: Impossible franchise.  Remember in the most recent film Rogue Nation when he actually hung off the side of a plane?  Yeah.  That sounds like just the tip of the spy-berg. Today during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon, Chris McQuarrie told audience just how absolutely crazy and dedicated Cruise is to his work.

'John Wick: Chapter 3' Synopsis and First Poster Tease Revealed There’s also an official spring 2019 release date. Continue reading…

Amy Adams Will Star in ‘The Woman in the Window’ for Director Joe Wright Amy Adams and Joe Wright are teaming for an adaptation of A. J. Finn‘s novel The Woman in the Window. Adams will play a recluse who spies on her neighbors, and who one days witnesses something she shouldn’t. More on the Woman in the Window movie below. Hey, this sounds potentially great.

Deadpool 2: Zazie Beetz Will Reprise Domino for X-Force Zazie Beetz will be back as Domino in Deadpool spin-off, X-Force. This news shouldn’t be too unexpected for fans. Domino hasn’t just been a longtime member of the group X-Force in the comics; she was actually first introduced in the pages of X-Force. Furthermore, Beetz’ version of the character will play a big part in the organization’s formation during Deadpool 2.

Paramount Is Making at Least Two More 'Star Trek' Movies Paramount is preparing not just one, but two new movies coming out in the next few years. Continue reading…

Annapurna Pictures Will Release Laika’s Next Film, Which Stars Hugh Jackman and Zoe Saldana Laika, the animation studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and their most recent movie Kubo and the Two Strings, has teamed up with Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures for their untitled fifth film, currently being referred to as “Film Five.” Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, and Zach Galifianakis will star, and ParaNorman director Chris Butler is at the helm.

New ‘Christopher Robin’ Images and Details: Winnie the Pooh and Pals Catch Some Rays If you read this headline and were wondering, “Wait, wasn’t a Christopher Robin movie just in theaters a few months ago?”, you are correct. There was indeed a film about Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne and his family late last year called Goodbye Christopher Robin, which starred Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie. But Disney has a totally separate film coming out this summer called simply Christopher Robin, and now some new photos and details have made their way online.

Annapurna and Plan B Entertainment have teamed to acquire rights to develop a feature film about the investigation that led New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s to break the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long history of sexual harassment and assault, a source told TheWrap. The scandal wound up being the biggest Hollywood has seen in decades, leading to a slew of powerful men in the industry, including Weinstein, to lose their positions of power. The stories from Kantor and Twohey won The New York Times a Pulitzer Prize earlier this month. Also Read: New Yor

A new rumor suggests the Black Widow movie will be a prequel featuring Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier.

The 6th and final season of FX’s Cold War era spy drama series The Americans continues with episode 5. Paige (Holly Taylor) dives right into some dangerous solo ops, doing exactly what her mother Elizabeth (Keri Russell) advised her NOT to do. It looks like Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) is officially back in the lifestyle in an effort to both protect his wife and daughter and further the cause.

Forest Whitaker to star in crime/drama series Godfather of Harlem Last year we heard about a potential series which would tell the true story of '60s crime boss Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson. At the time it was said that Forest Whitaker (BLACK PANTHER) was looking to take on the lead role, and it appears that everything has fallen into place. THR reports that Whitaker will star in the series, titled Godfather of Harlem, which Epix has... Read More...

Henry Cavill can’t tell us exactly when he’ll be donning Superman’s cape and spit curl next, but the actor suggests fans might not have to wait too long to see the Kryptonian hero again following his resurrection in Justice League. Cavill’s Superman was the first superhero out of the gate for the DC Extended Universe in Man of Steel, but he’s been somewhat marginalized as the shared universe has developed.

It’s believed Disney CEO Bob Iger is preparing to move on from Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter as the filmmaker nears the end of his six-month leave of absence. Last fall, Lasseter was one of many Hollywood figures accused of sexual misconduct, and the filmmaker acknowledged “missteps” he made in a memo announcing his sabbatical. Among the allegations, it was reported Lasseter was notorious for kissing, grabbing, and making inappropriate comments about women, which caused many employees to feel uncomfortable.

It’s easy to remember Rachel McAdams’ most iconic performance, Regina George in Mean Girls, as little more than the ruthlessly hilarious one-liners and cutting GIF-worthy glances on the surface. But there’s so much more bubbling underneath in her performance that makes it iconic. McAdams is a master of presenting a confident, assured front while meaning or feeling something entirely different.

Ryan Gosling, Damien Chazelle and Claire Foy debuted the first look at the new Neil Armstrong biopic. Continue reading…

Dear White People was one of the best TV shows of last year, but because of the non-stop onslaught of Netflix shows and original movies, it didn’t get as much as much love as it deserved.

Nickelodeon continues to dig back into their library of programming from decades ago for shows they can bring back for a new (and old) audience. They previously brought back a bunch of their old programming from that decade for a block called The Splat. Then they decided to make TV movies for both Hey Arnold! and Rocko’s Modern Life (which is coming sometime this year). More recently, they decided to reboot Clarissa Explains It All.

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Brett Easton Ellis‘ Less Than Zero is coming to the small screen. Hulu is currently developing a Less Than Zero TV series that will adapt Ellis’ 1985 novel (which was previously made into a 1987 film) about a group of detached college students. Hulu is continuing to increase their original content. They already have The Handmaid’s Tale, The Looming Tower and the upcoming Catch-22 and Castle Rock. Now they’re hoping to add a TV adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero as well, according to Variety.

Paramount teased their upcoming movie slate at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and one of those movies will stand out to fans of comedy classics: Coming to America 2.

The alleged sex trafficking cult linked to Smallville actress Allison Mack is the focus for not one, but two upcoming projects. A scripted story based on true events, and a docuseries, will be based on the reported cult, NXIVM. The docuseries has already begun shooting. Just five days ago, Mack was arrested by the FBI in connection with the alleged cult. She was released on bond yesterday. Mack was accused of recruiting women under the guise of a self-help group.

Both AT&T and the Department of Justice are probably poring over Time Warner’s first-quarter 2018 earnings release early this morning. We would be, and there is lots to see. The Jeff Bewkes-led corporation, currently battling the government in a potential big-money merger with Randall Stephenson’s company, experienced what we in the business of reporting on business call a “mixed bag” with its Q1 financial results. Though AT&T delivered a solid beat on both earnings per share (EPS) and in revenue, its operating income dropped 8 percent.

Tom Hiddleston names Captain Britain and Galactus as his top two Marvel characters he wants to play besides Loki. It’s been almost a decade since the British actor boarded the Marvel Cinematic Universe via the first Thor film in 2011.

The beloved 2000 film from Aardman is still the highest grossing stop-motion animated movie in history. Continue reading…

The Best Summer Movie Ever is ‘Jurassic Park’ What does the perfect movie look like? Here’s your answer. It’s Debate Week. This article is one of sixteen arguments competing for the prize of being named ‘Best Summer Movie Ever.’ Read the rest throughout the week here. These days when you think about big summer movies — the kind that plays to air-conditioned theaters packed to the gills with popcorn-snarfing masses trying to escape the heat and the pressures of everyday life — you probably have some superhero in mind.

Getty Image Quentin Tarantino revived John Travolta’s then-fledgling career with Pulp Fiction, which led to high-profile roles in Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, and Face/Off. But following 2000’s mind-numbing Battlefield Earth, Travolta, who was once one of the most famous actors on the planet, went into another funk.

The ‘Homeland’ star has been swallowed up by prosthetics as the controversial former Toronto mayor, and it’s creepy as hell. Continue reading…

Hello, everyone. I’d like to introduce you to the family film Smallfoot. It’s about a Yeti who goes on a quest to discover if humans really exist. Sounds cute, right? Also, it stars Channing Tatum. But don’t get too excited: you won’t be seeing his abs and dancing skills. Because this film is animated. Sorry, you’ll just have to use your imagination. The Smallfoot trailer is below. Billed as an “animated adventure for all ages”, Smallfoot has a pretty clever premise. It focuses on a group (herd?

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stars Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong have joined Jeff Goldblum in the upcoming park building video game, Jurassic World Evolution, which promises to tell an "all-new story."

At San Diego Comic-Con last year, Fargo and Legion showrunner Noah Hawley revealed that he was developing a Doctor Doom movie for 20th Century Fox. This news was met with excitement from fans who feel that the live-action Fantastic Four movies up to this point have done a disservice to the character of Doom — arguably Marvel’s greatest super-villain. Recently Hawley talked a little about his vision for the film as a political thriller along the lines of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

STX Films capped off CinemaCon Day 2 with a strong showing, featuring first looks at upcoming action thrillers Mile 22 and Peppermint and the first footage from The Happytime Murders. Check it out!

Carnage Could Look Like This in Venom Some new Bosslogic fan-made art has given us a look at how Carnage could possibly look in the Venom movie.

Comcast has thrown its hat in the ring with a $31 billion bid for U.K. broadcaster Sky, but the question now is whether that hat is actually a wrench for Disney and 21st Century Fox? Analysts have speculated on what Comcast’s next big move could be for the past year.

Come 2022, you can be spirited away to the world of Studio Ghibli.

Topher Grace will portray former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke in Spike Lee’s upcoming “BlackKklansman,” it was announced in CinemaCon on Wednesday. Grace’s casting was previously announced, but it was not known he’d be playing the prominent white supremacist and former Louisiana state representative in Lee’s telling of a remarkable American story. Footage screened for theater exhibitors was brief but classic Spike Lee — biting social commentary that is all the more shocking for being true. Also Read: Spike Lee's Fact-Based 'BlacKkKlan

Hank Azaria said that he'd be willing stop voicing Apu on The Simpsons Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has been a part of The Simpsons since the very first season, which, considering that the series is nearing the end of its twenty-ninth season, is a very long time. In recent years however, the character has received renewed criticism due to Hari Kondabolu's documentary, THE PROBLEM WITH APU, which explains how the character has been used to bully South Asian Americans over the years.... Read More...

Kathryn Bigelow is no longer the only female, non-African-American director to make a new movie about a major black uprising in an inner city.

The estate of late automaker John DeLorean has brought a lawsuit against Universal Pictures over Back to the Future royalties.

Oscar nominee Felicity Jones made a pretty fabulous comparison between Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rocky title character Rocky Balboa during the Focus Features CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas. LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25, 2015: Felicity Jones at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium.By Featureflash Photo Agency “She reminded me a bit of Rocky.

We had heard that Sony was developing a movie based on Spider-Man villain Morbius the Living Vampire, and now Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) has revealed that studio approached him to direct...

Are you ready to wear the Iron Spider suit in PS4’s new Spider-Man game? Who is the least trustworthy cast member from Avengers: Infinity War? Want to see a new clip from Batman Ninja? Did you know the Iron Spider suit in Avengers: Infinity War is entirely a visual effect? Which director was approached for the Morbius, the Living Vampire movie?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. PlayStation 4’s Spider-Man game will officially let players swing around in Infinity War‘s Iron Spider suit. At Warner Bros.

With production still under way on Shazam, D.J. Cotrona, Adam Brody and Ross Butler have joined the cast.

Paramount Pictures closed its CinemaCon presentation by officially confirming a number of movies on the production schedule, including World War Z 2, Dungeons & Dragons, and Coming 2 America. The studio is currently riding the high of John Krasinski’s horror hit A Quiet Place, and is lining up Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, which will star Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.

Just hours before the release of Avengers: Infinity War, we complete our MCU Rewatch with Marvel’s richest and most relatable text. After a lifetime absorbing sci-fi fairy tales regarding the land of his birth, a child witnesses a U.F.O. hovering above his apartment complex before charging upstairs and discovering his father’s leaking corpse on the living room floor. Imagine his life from that moment forward, forced to shape his reality on the streets of Oakland; a reality that has already robbed him of the only love he knew. He fought for every scrap of food.

Downrange arrives on the streaming service Shudder today, April 26th. Tomorrow it opens in NYC at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema. Director Ryuhei Kitamura will be attending midnight screenings on both the 27th and 28th!   Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive clip and an alternate poster to share with you, which you will find below.

Last night during their CinemaCon presentation, Disney unveiled some footage from Tim Burton's upcoming live-action retelling of Dumbo. See the adorable baby elephant of the title after the jump...

Spider-Man 2’s emotional and calculated story stands above modern summer flicks. It’s Debate Week. This article is one of sixteen arguments competing for the prize of being named ‘Best Summer Movie Ever.’ Read the rest throughout the week here. The summer blockbuster has greatly evolved since the premiere of Jaws in 1975. Today, summer blockbusters still follow the same basic story formula that Jaws presented, but they are also bolstered by incredible digital effects and exciting action sequences that keep audiences flocking to theaters every summer.

Perhaps the Best Summer Movie Ever is also the wettest, hottest, and most American. Paul Rudd probably thinks so. It’s Debate Week. This article is one of sixteen arguments competing for the prize of being named ‘Best Summer Movie Ever.’ Read the rest throughout the week here. If you’ve been paying attention to Debate Week: Summer Movie Edition here at Film School Rejects, you’ve probably been sensing a pattern. From Jaws to The Iron Giant, the films that are being put forth as “the best summer movie ever” are classic critical darlings, box office smashes, or both.

Jason Liles, who most recently played the albino gorilla in Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” has been cast as one of several motion-capture actors playing Godzilla’s three-headed archenemy in Legendary’s “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. King Ghidorah is a kaiju film monster that has golden-scaled wings and three heads.

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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