Top Movie News for May 24, 2017

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Charlie Sheen Seeking Funding For Major League 3 Major League 3 is in the works with the original cast and a director attached, says Charlie Sheen, who is seeking funding for the project. Major League arrived at the height of Sheen’s movie stardom in 1989, with the actor starring as out-of-control relief pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn. The film, the tale of an underdog Cleveland Indians team that overcomes a sabotage scheme by its own owner, quickly emerged as one of the more beloved baseball movies ever. Sheen, more recently, has been more associated with things other than movie stardom.

Exclusive Look at Wonder Woman: Diana of Themyscira Art Print The most anticipated movie of summer 2017 is just days away from theatrical release – and while we’ve already seen Wonder Woman and are excite to discuss with you – we have something special to share form our friends at Sideshow Collectibles: A first look at the new Wonder Woman inspired portrait. This exclusive behind the scenes photo of the painting in progress offers an early glimpse at the beautiful work by acclaimed pin-up artist Olivia De Beradinis, that captures the beauty and strength of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Sideshow teamed up with De Beradinis for the “Wonder 

James Bond Actors Pay Tribute to Sir Roger Moore Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery have all paid tribute to their fellow James Bond star Roger Moore, who recently passed away.

Two New Spider-Man: Homecoming GIFs Arrive Ahead Of Tomorrow's New Trailer After Wonder Woman in June, the next major superhero release to look forward to is Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker/Spider-Man after his impressive debut in Captain America: Civil War last May. Joining Holland are superhero-genre legends Michael Keaton as the Vulture (not simply a Birdman now) and Robert Downey Jr. back as Tony Stark/Iron Man. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

LOGAN Honest Trailer Calls On Ryan Reynolds' DEADPOOL To Help Make Fun Of The MovieLOGAN Honest Trailer Calls On Ryan Reynolds' DEADPOOL To Help Make Fun Of The Movie Logan was so good, that the folks over at Screen Junkies had a hard time coming up with ways to run it down for their latest Honest Trailer. Surely The Merc With a Mouth will accommodate them?

What Can Zac Efron And The Baywatch Cast Do Better Than The Rock? The incredibly hot cast of 'Baywatch' answers one simple question: What can you do better than The Rock? Answer: Not much.

Tom Cruise Confirms Top Gun 2 Is Happening Throughout his career, Tom Cruise has had many roles that have helped cement his legacy, but he’s now confirmed he’ll reprise one of his most popular roles as Maverick for Top Gun 2. Cruise first brought the hot-shot pilot to life in 1986 and the summertime adventure has only continued to gain a following ever since. While the first Top Gun is not one of Cruise’s best outings critically, it wound up being a highly successful film financially.

6 Filmmaking Tips from the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Directors Whatever you think of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, it’s been directed by some great talents. Fifteen years ago, everyone thought the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie was a joke. Disney was adapting a ride from its theme parks, one involving pirates, which up until were then notorious flop fodder. But it wound up being extremely popular, one of the top three movies of 2003, well-received by critics, and Oscar-nominated not just in technical categories but also for Johnny Depp as Best Actor.

Finn Is ‘A Big Deal’ in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Says John Boyega By the time Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi rolls out, former stormtrooper turned Resistance fighter Finn will already be a big shot. That is according to John Boyega, who plays the role in the Star Wars space saga.

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Will Ramp Up The Pacing From Previous Seasons I’m not gonna lie. I’m genuinely impressed that Game of Thrones took off the way it did. Yes, it’s a great, dramatic epic full of sex, betrayal, and dragons, and on those primal levels, it seems obvious that something like this would sell. That being said, the pacing for the first couple seasons is quite slow.

Another New Poster For ‘The Mummy’ Plus A TV Spot Summary: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. The Mummy will be released on June 9, 2017. On June 9, her powers will be unleashed. Get #TheMummy tickets now: — #TheMummy (@themummy) May 23, 2017 #TheMummy has returned. Check out this Regal-exclusive @IMAX art, then see it at Regal on 6/9!

New Flash Movie Script Reportedly ‘The Perfect Coming of Age’ Film The Ezra Miller-led The Flash film has reportedly finalized its script after “many drafts and rewrites.” In the end, the movie will supposedly center Barry Allen’s struggle with coming to terms with the unique sets of special abilities that he has at such a young age. Miller first debuted his new DC Extended Universe character in last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which a snippet of him speeding through a convenience store was viewed by Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) after stealing the file from Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).

First Posters For Shane Black’s Predator And Robert Rodriquez’s Alita Battle Angel The Licensing Expo is happening right now in Las Vegas, and that means first appearances of posters, swag, and other goodies for upcoming releases. The first is the highly anticipated Shane Black film The Predator: Steven Weintraub the Editor-In-Chief for Collider who took these images points out these are specifically for merchandising, and not what we’ll see for film posters and such.  But booo, I love that tag line! And here are the two for the James Cameron produced Robert Rodriguez directed Alita Battle Angel: What do you guys think?

Ant-Man & the Wasp: T.I. Confirms His Return T.I. broke into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man and he’s confirmed that his character Dave will be back for the sequel, Ant-Man & The Wasp. Much like the rest of the Ant-Man supporting cast, T.I. had a small but memorable MCU debut. As part of the Antourage, Dave served various roles, like being the getaway driver (something he wasn’t too great at) as well as surveillance.

Joe Wright's Hanna TV adaptation gets straight-to-series order for Amazon Back in March, we reported that Joe Wright's assassination thriller HANNA starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, and Cate Blanchett was being eyed for a television series adaptation. Today, we've learned that Amazon Studios has granted a straight-to-series order for HANNA from David Farr, who co-wrote the 2011 original film.  Farr, who recently adapted John Le Carre's THE NIGHT... Read More...

Elisabeth Moss to produce & star in Typhoid Mary period drama Fever MAD MEN alum and THE HANDMAIDEN'S TALE star Elisabeth Moss is joining forces with BBC America and Annappurna Television to develop a limited series adaptation of FEVER, a period drama based on Mary Beth Keane's novel of the same name. Moss, who is already set to star in the project, also holds the rights to the novel and will act as the program's executive producer. ... Read More...

New Netflix Instant Releases: June 2017 It’s that time again: time to round up everything coming and going from all the streaming services at the start of the new month. Netflix has a pretty fantastic slate for this June, which includes their Cannes contender Okja, directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal. There’s also a few popular 2016 releases like Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World, and Catfight, that movie about Sandra Oh and Anne Heche beating the living daylights out of each other.

Narcos creators Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro have come aboard to rewrite Sony's Charlie's Angels reboot for director Elizabeth Banks.

Bona Film Group has closed an $80 million deal at Cannes for the World War II action-thriller Midway, for Roland Emmerich to direct.

Cujo Will Return in The Dark Tower Movie Stephen King reveals that his iconic killer dog Cujo will make an appearance in The Dark Tower.

Cannes 2017: Sony Pictures Classics Takes Directors Fortnight Film ‘The Rider’ Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Eastern Europe to Chloé Zhao’s “The Rider” at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Zhao (“Songs My Brothers Taught Me”), “The Rider” premiered in Directors’ Fortnight to critical acclaim.

If you're like me, there's nothing finer than sipping down a sizable snifter of whiskey after a hellish day of petting kittens, making pancakes, and kicking copious amounts of undead nazi ass. Thankfully, XXX Distillery LLC has partnered with Prestige Imports and Dark Horse Comics to offer folks like us a (presumably) delicious concoction entitled... Read More...

The first teaser poster for the upcoming Halloween reboot goes back to horror basics.

Columbia Pictures’ “Charlie’s Angels,” directed by Elizabeth Banks, will hit theaters on June 7, 2019. So far, no other movie is dated on that day. Sony also dated the film adaptation of “The Nightingale,” based on the bestselling World War II novel by Kristin Hannah, which will be directed by Michelle MacLaren. It will hit theaters Oct. 10, 2018. Banks has been on board to direct “Charlie’s Angels” for Sony since 2015.

An Indiegogo campaign has launched for Pennywise: The Story of IT, a documentary about Tim Curry’s performance as Stephen King’s legendary evil clown. King is known for creating some of the most memorable and frightening of monsters and villains of modern literature. Among those creatures, one of the most feared is Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The subject of King’s novel IT, Pennywise is a monster who can look like whatever he wants. When he targets an individual child, he takes on the shape of whatever frightens them the most.

In the wake of his debut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Michael Rosenbaum reflects on his audition for the role of Star-Lord in the original movie. The recently released Guardians of the Galaxy sequel has been doing exceptionally well at the worldwide box office, and anticipation is already running high for the inevitable sequel. James Gunn has hinted that the original Guardians team introduced in the sequel may return in the future.

Spectre’s Sam Mendes Could Direct Live Action Pinocchio For Disney Making a live action version of an animated classic is pretty much a guaranteed billion dollars for Disney, so the studio has no plans to stop rebooting their beloved animated catalog until every film, or at least the ones that aren’t too racist in hindsight to gloss over, has been turned into a major live action blockbuster. With that in mind, Disney is now in talks with Sam Mendes (Spectre, Skyfall, American Beauty) to direct a live action adaptation of Pinocchio, according to a report from Deadline.

I've said before that I enjoyed Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's PREACHER adaptation, despite some hiccups along the way. I, like many, wish it got into the road trip aspect sooner, and thought some adaptation choices were suspect (like how Tulip and Cassidy's relationship develops). But, overall, I like the cast, I like the tone, and I think it captures the anarchic spirit of... Read More...

If there’s one thing that’s truer now in this world than it was even in 1987, when the original Spaceballs hit theaters, it’s this: we’re surrounded by ***holes. So, perhaps, it’s fitting that MGM is in talks with Mel Brooks to finally bring the long-awaited sequel, Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money, to theaters. And thanks to the success of Disney’s new Star Wars movies, MGM is apparently “slightly interested” in making it happen, according to Brooks at a special screening of Young Frankenstein: So… will there be a Spaceballs 2?!

For a lot of people, Kevin Smith’s first film Clerks was ground-breaking. A simple film that took place mostly in a convenience store, shot in black and white and paid for with credit cards. It’s still celebrated to this day. But a lot of the cast went on to live normal, non-acting lives. Lisa Spoonauer was one of those. Clerks and the Gabe Torres film Bartender were her only two film credits.

The first deleted scene from Beauty and the Beast has been revealed. The film — which marked Disney’s latest in a long line of live-action reimaginings of their classic animated titles — was met with mostly positive critical acclaim when it hit theaters back in March, and has gone on to have a constant presence at the box office in the months since its release.

While we await the official release of the full trailer for Marvel's Inhumans miniseries, you can check out some more new footage of Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Maximus and co. after the jump...

It’s been a tough week and it’s only Tuesday. It’s often easy, as someone who blogs about pop culture for a living, to miss other news initially. Inside the rabbit hole of op-eds about science fiction and video essays about cinematography, we don’t often keep CNN running in the background. But there are days in which the world’s news overwhelms us. It’s easy to see, as the editor of such a publication, when the weight of the world begins to push down.

Michael Shannon is starring in a new Bigfoot-themed dramedy purchase for global streaming rights by Netflix. Since his breakthrough role in his Oscar-nominated turn opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in director Sam Mendes drama Revolutionary Road in 2008, Shannon has been one of the most in-demand actors in the entertainment industry. In addition to his acclaimed turn as Nelson Van Alden on HBO’s hit series Boardwalk Empire, he’s appeared in more than three-dozen films in the last nine years, including his powerful turn as General Zod in Man of Steel  in 2013.

A new banner for Jurassic World 2 is on display at the Licensing Expo teasing a classic tagline from the franchise.

It’s day seven of the Cannes Film Festival,  you guys, and marathons abound. TheWrap is continuing non-stop coverage of the competition, from the splashy premieres and the big budget deals. The marathon red carpet appearances of Nicole Kidman who has a staggering four titles at the festival this year.

Hollywood producers keep raising the bar on how much they spend to make movies, but the U.S. is slipping when it comes to hosting blockbuster movie sets, a new study from FilmL.A.

This past weekend, 20th Century Fox unleashed the latest entry in their spacefaring horror/action film series, Alien: Covenant, onto North American audiences. The follow-up to director Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus follows the crew of a colony ship, tasked with creating a new society beyond the bounds of Earth’s solar system. When an apparent distress call after an onboard accident indicates the crew may be able to find a different planet than the one...Read MoreRead Comments

  DC Super Hero Girls are making their way to Cartoon Network in 2018, but they’re going to look slightly different than what we’ve seen so far. The characters are getting a redesign by Lauren Faust, who developed My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

Director Mike Dougherty has confirmed that Godzilla: King of Monsters will use old school effects technics in bringing his Kaijus to life.

Some people say Stephanie McMahon started the Women’s Revolution. Some people say Roman Reigns started it, and looked strong while doing so. Whatever the truth is, which we may never know, we do know that the next step in the Women’s Evolution will take place in July,  when 32 women from 17 countries around the world will compete in WWE’s first women’s tournament, to air on the WWE Network.

For the first time in the history of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise, we'll be getting a repeat director with Christopher McQuarrie, but despite his excellent work on MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION, McQuarrie isn't looking to repeat what he's already done. Just as Brad Bird changed the tone of the franchise with GHOST PROTOCOL, Christopher... Read More...

If you cross Joey King, get ready to pay the consequences. That’s basically the premise of Wish Upon, in which the The Conjuring, White House Down, and Wish I Was Here star gets seven wishes to do as she pleases, like making a bully rot. A pretty sweet deal for a teenager quickly goes terribly wrong in director John R. Leonetti‘s (Annabelle) summer horror movie. Below, watch the new Wish Upon trailer. Leonetti has directed a couple of films, including The Butterfly Effect 2 and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, but he was also the DP on films we’re all familiar with.

Some films come to Cannes as no-brainers, clearly deserving of their berth sight unseen. (Good or bad, this year’s work from Michael Haneke, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Todd Haynes and Ruben Ostlund probably fit in that category.) And some films come to Cannes and face a skeptical audience that wants to see proof that they belong on the Croisette. It’s safe to say that Jacques Doillon’s “Rodin” arrived at Cannes on Tuesday in the latter category.

Empire has some new images of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and they talked to him about the upcoming movie. He starts off by telling us that this is nothing like his previous movies with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. “I wanted to make a film that wasn’t in inverted commas. [Baby Driver is] visceral, darker, more cynical. People are surprised by it, in a good way. The stuff in it is universal: car chases and shoot-outs and music and beautiful girls. But the combination of things here feels new. Most action movies at the moment are solidly PG-13.

There are three X-Men movies coming in 2018 and of them, X-Men: Dark Phoenix represents the next installment in the mainline series of team-up films. It’s also likely the first movie that’ll see Marvel’s mutants head to space. And it’s about time! When visiting the set of X-Men: Apocalypse in 2015 director Bryan Singer added to his promise from a few years earlier: that Twentieth Century Fox and the creative team behind the franchise would delve deep into Marvel Comics lore and pull from stories fans love, no matter how other-worldly they may be.

Peaks TV is a new podcast from David Chen and Joanna Robinson. Every two weeks, we’ll be recapping the latest episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return on Showtime. This week, a special double episode: A recap of season 3 episodes 1-4 are below, broken out into two separate podcast episodes for your listening convenience. Be sure to check out Ben’s recap of the season premiere and Joanna’s list of Twin Peaks easter eggs. Find more episodes of the podcast at

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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