Top Movie News for October 16, 2019

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Kevin Smith responds to Martin Scorsese's Marvel comments By now, most of you are aware of the controversy which Martin Scorsese stirred up when he said that Marvel movies are more like theme park attractions than true cinema. "I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema," Scorsese said. "Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing… Read More...

Matrix 4 Brings in Neil Patrick Harris for Mystery Role Casting for The Matrix 4 continues to ramp up as Neal Patrick Harris has boarded the highly-anticipated sequel.

Spider-Man and Venom Are Building to a Crossover Film Says Ruben Fleischer Ruben Fleischer confirms a team-up movie is where these movies are “all going to lead.” Continue reading…

The 10 Best Korean Horror Movies This article is part of our ongoing series, 31 Days of Horror Lists. We love South Korean cinema around these parts. Sure, we’re fond of movies from all around the globe, but if pressed into naming just one country whose cinema we wouldn’t want to live without the answer would most likely be South Korea. There are great examples from every genre, but their kimchi and gochujang is a talent for crafting some of the best, bloodiest, and most thrilling genre movies in existence.

Bombshell Trailer #2 Takes on Fox News Scandal with Blonde Triple Threat Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron tackle the shocking Fox News scandal in a new trailer for Bombshell.

The Addams Family 2 Animated Sequel Will Arrive in Time for Halloween 2021 Days after its premiere in theaters, The Addams Family has a sequel in the works set for an October 2021 release.

HBO Max, the new streaming service from Warner Bros., is slowly building up its content. While many new streaming services are heavily focused on creating new original programming, HBO Max is happy to add pre-existing titles. They already have Friends and The Big Bang Theory locked down, and now they’re adding another popular show: The West Wing. Aaron Sorkin‘s political drama, which seems more and more like fantasy these days, is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Zoe Kravitz Is Catwoman in The Batman Zoe Kravits has boarded The Batman as Catwoman alongside Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne.

El Camino Alternate Ending Revealed by Breaking Bad Creator An early draft of the Breaking Bad movie was set behind bars following Jesse Pinkman turning himself in.

Ryan Reynolds And John Krasinski Will Be Imaginary Friends In A New Comedy Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are teaming up for 'Imaginary Friends,' a comedy set at Paramount.

Joaquin Phoenix's Joker is laughing and dancing his way back to the top of the worldwide box office with a total haul now well past $543.9 million. Plus, director Todd Phillips has shared new BTS photos.

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Review: Angelina Jolie Rules Once Again in Ambitious Sequel That Lands With a Thud To this day, Maleficent remains one of the outliers of the Disney live-action adaptation machine: a visually dazzling revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty that succeeded in being more than just a nostalgic grab bag of recreations of beloved animated moments. All of it was boosted by the strength of Angelina Jolie‘s bewitching turn as the titular Disney villain and a potent, if somewhat clumsily told, sexual assault metaphor. But after the 2014 film finished its retelling of Sleeping Beauty, what else could there be to tell?

Cassian Andor Disney+ Series Hires ‘Rogue One’ Writer Tony Gilroy to Write and Direct Tony Gilroy is heading back to a galaxy far, far away. After being hired to reshape Lucasfilm’s 2016 prequel film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by rewriting the script and leading the charge on the film’s extensive reshoots, Gilroy has now been hired to write the pilot for the new Cassian Andor TV series that will air on Disney+, an espionage thriller which follows the earlier adventures of Diego Luna‘s rebel spy and his droid buddy K-2SO (Alan Tudyk).

THE STAND: CBS All Access' Stephen King Adaptation Adds Heather Graham As Rita BlakemoorTHE STAND: CBS All Access' Stephen King Adaptation Adds Heather Graham As Rita Blakemoor A small screen adaptation of Stephen King's masterful post-apocalyptic horror novel recently found a new lease of life on CBS All Access, and now The Stand has added Heather Graham to its ensemble cast...

Harley Quinn Smith Talks Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and More [Exclusive] We chat with Harley Quinn Smith about her big year, working with her dad, Kevin Smith, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and more.

Sarah Connor Makes a Big Entrance in This ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Clip Sarah Connor sure knows how to make an entrance. In a new Terminator: Dark Fate clip, Linda Hamilton‘s iconic character comes charging in, guns blazing. It’s a truly badass moment, and also features a confirmation that there’s more than one villainous Terminator afoot in the film. Watch the Terminator: Dark Fate clip below. Terminator Dark Fate Clip The marketing for Terminator: Dark Fate has leaned heavily on the return of Linda Hamilton, and that’s understandable.

Taika Waititi talks possibility of Thor 4 using cancer story for Jane Foster The house was effectively brought down at San Diego Comic-Con this year when Marvel revealed that a fourth THOR movie was on the way – THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER – and that it would involve Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster taking on the mantle of Thor. Foster took over the power of the hammer Mjolnir in the Marvel comics, a storyline that also finds Foster fighting… Read More...

Second Trailer for Disney's Cute New Live-Action 'Lady and the Tramp' "Every day could be an adventure…" Disney has debuted another official trailer for their live-action update on the animated classic Lady and the Tramp, which is skipping theaters so it can be used as a Disney+ centerpiece at launch next month. Lady in the Tramp is a lovable dog movie telling the romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. All of the dogs used in the film are rescues, which means it's not entirely all CGI.

Warner Bros. Offered James Gunn Whatever He Wanted After Disney Firing James Gunn says he most wanted to make The Suicide Squad when Warner Bros. offered him anything he wanted.

MEAN GIRLS and TWIN PEAKS alumna Amanda Seyfried is joining the cast of Netflix's MANK, a biopic from the lens of David Fincher that centers on CITIZEN KANE screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz. Leading the cast as Mankiewicz is Gary Oldman, with Lily Collins, Charles Dance, Tuppence Middleton, Arliss Howard, Ferdinand Kingsley, Jamie McShane, Joseph Cross, Sam Troughton, Toby Leonard… Read More...

FROZEN II International Trailer Features Plenty Of New Footage From The Disney SequelFROZEN II International Trailer Features Plenty Of New Footage From The Disney Sequel Disney has released a UK version of the final trailer for the upcoming sequel to the animated phenomenon that was Frozen. See Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff journey to the Enchanted Forest after the jump...

Snake Eyes Brings in Ready or Not Star Samara Weaving as Scarlett Samara Weaving is set to play Scarlett in Snake Eyes, the upcoming G.I. Joe spin-off starring Henry Golding.

Star Wars Resistance has now certainly sailed into The Last Jedi era. After a harrowing hyperspace jump away from the First Order clutches, the Colossus is out of the needed hyperfuel to make another space jump to safety. Kazuda Xiono (Christopher Sean) hopes the Resistance base on planet D’Qar can refuel them. But those who watched The Last Jedi know the Colossus won’t find salvation in the base. Because as The Last Jedi era stipulates, the base is wiped out.

After Disney+ made an early debut over in The Netherlands, a complete list of titles available on the streaming service made its way online. But today, Disney decided to draw out the process of revealing the streaming library by individually tweeting pretty much every single title, from television to movies, that you’ll be able to watch starting on November 12. However, apparently that wasn’t enough for Disney+, because they’ve now released a video that’s over three hours long with clips from everything they’re offering.

Goodfellas Test Screening Was a Disaster, Martin Scorsese Explains What He Fixed Director Martin Scorsese discussed the two things test screenings changed about his iconic film.

Rise of Skywalker Soundtrack Leak May Confirm Millennium Falcon Theory One of the tracks from The Rise of Skywalker possibly hints at an unfortunate fate of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick give an update on the Deadpool franchise and where the third movie may be going under Disney's watch.

Several leaked images allegedly offer a glimpse at Sonic's redesign in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which is much more faithful to the game.

The Bourne Stuntactular might sound like some kind of Harry Potter spell, but it’s actually a new stunt show that will be coming to Universal Studios Florida starting in the spring of 2020. Inspired by the Bourne action film franchise starring Matt Damon (and kinda Jeremy Renner), The Bourne Stuntacular will focus on Jason Bourne as he tries to outrun the deadly individuals who always seem to be knocking on his door. The Bourne franchise followed Jason Bourne as he attempted to rediscover his past after a bout of amnesia made him forget that he was a dangerous operative for a secret gov

Taron Egerton says the Kingsman 3 script is a befitting end to the trilogy When Matthew Vaughn's THE KING'S MAN arrives in theaters, the prequel to one of cinema's most imaginative spy thrillers is poised to take fans back to where the franchise first introduced its gathering of gallant operatives. The aforementioned film is set to stroll into theaters on February 14, 2020, though a question still remains: What's to become of Taron… Read More...

Jason Biggs and Shannon Elizabeth reunited 20 years after the release of American Pie and they're down for a reboot.

Ever so rarely, cinephiles are gifted with an acute autobiographical glimpse into the mind of an all-time great through a work that stands neck and neck with the films we laud the master for. Consider David Lynch: The Art Life in tandem with his unconventional semi-autobiography Room to Dream, the haunting tape recordings of Marlon Brando in Listen to Me Marlon, Orson Welles’ fragmentary theoretical analysis of self in F for Fake, or Terrence Davies’ Of Time and the City, an autobiographical work shaded in the dreariness of his hometown, Liverpool.

Also briefly noted: 'Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,' man and T-Rex vs. the world; 'Seis Manos,' martial arts in retro Mexico. Plus trailers for all four series. [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]

A new Justice League BTS photo of Henry Cavill in his Superman costume pre-CGI disaster face has been revealed, and it gives us another look at the actor sporting that much-discussed facial hair...

DreamWorks Animation's Abominable features a map favoring China's disputed territorial claims in the South China Sea.

With Crawl set to arrive on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, we were recently granted an exclusive opportunity to sit down with director Alexandre Aja to chat about his hit killer alligator disaster movie.

Proving to be a popular hit doesn't always guarantee awards consideration, yet Joker is poised to grab further attention in the coming weeks and months. While critical opinions continue to differ, nearly everyone agrees that Joaquin Phoenix gives a stunning performance as Arthur Fleck, a.k.a. Joker. As more people see Joker, we expect that talk about award possibilities will increase. Meanwhile, two other films have generated special buzz from early screenings at film festivals, while...Read MoreRead Comments

After teasing the gang in the previous season, a new clip from Arrow's season 8 premiere gives fans their first official look at the leader of the dangerous Deathstroke Gang. Check it out after the jump.

Universal Solider, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren's sci-fi action thriller from 1992, is getting a 4K release this November.

A couple of years ago, we used to have this featured called “The Good, The Bad & The Badass”, where each week I profiled some of my favorite “badasses” from both behind and in front of the camera. Folks like Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver – our definition of badass was broad. Flash-forward to now- and the series is back - revised and updated- video style! For our third installment we take a look at the career of the controversial… Read More...

Crisis on Infinite Earths is shaping up to be one of the biggest TV events of all-time, and we've now rounded up the most noteworthy behind the scenes photos to see what they reveal about the crossover...

Traditionally, 24-hour horror marathons are like a combination of pilgrimage and party. The better curated they are, the more those two elements can play off each other, and build the sort of community that makes them special. They don't get much better curated than the Music Box of Horrors taking place this Saturday, Oct 19, and Sunday, October 20, at Chicago's own Music Box Theater. Over the last few years, they've perfected the combination of guests and era-spanning programming that offers something for every kind of horror fan.

Apple TV+ hasn’t even launched yet but Apple has already renewed four of its original series for second seasons. The Jason Momoa-starring apocalypse drama See and Hailee Steinfeld’s historical comedy Dickinson are among the Apple TV+ shows renewed for a season 2 prior to the streaming service’s launch in November. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Apple TV+ has renewed four of its shows before they have even debuted on the upcoming streaming service.

"It really does feel like a [Star] Trek movie…" Fathom has debuted a trailer for an indie documentary titled Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary, produced by the company Fandom. The doc film is about the cult classic sci-fi adventure film Galaxy Quest; released at the end of 1999, it flopped hard. Once people actually started watching it, they fell in love with it, growing a massive fan-base over the (nearly) 20 years since its initial release.

Young police officer Alicia West (Naomie Harris) must go on the run after she witnesses a violent crime in Black and Blue. Her life is placed in grave danger because she inadvertently recorded the murder of a drug dealer that was committed by corrupt cops. Alicia quickly realizes that no one in her community is willing to trust her — or any police officer, really — until a brave soul (Tyrese Gibson) emerges to help her escape from her increasingly desperate fellow officers in blue,...Read MoreRead Comments

Feige will now oversea all of Marvel creative, not just Marvel Studios. Continue reading…

Since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2013,  Jason Sudeikis has kept pretty busy on the big screen. But now he’s headed back to television with a series regular role in a new comedy set up at Apple TV+. Ted Lasso will star Jason Sudeikis as the title character, an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an English football club even though he has no previous experience with the sport at all. However, this isn’t the first time Sudeikis has played the character. But the only way you’d probably know that is if you watched NBC Sports programs from time to time.

"I would like us to be more than the country that did 'the report', I'd like us to be the country that made it public." Amazon has released a second, short trailer for The Report, directed by veteran screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (The Informant, Contagion, Side Effects). This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The timely, fascinating film is in the same vein as Spotlight, telling the story of an investigation and "the report" put together by staffer Daniel J. Jones.

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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