Top Movie News for July 15, 2018

Watch 10 Insane Minutes of Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who is America?’ Right Now Tonight brings the debut of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s new series Who is America? to Showtime. The series hasn’t even aired and it’s already stirred up controversy as Sarah Palin admitted she had been duped by the comedian in an interview conducted by Sacha Baron Cohen in disguise.

Weekend Box Office Report: July 13-15, 2018 Hotel Transylvania 3 sinks its fangs into first! Adam Sandler's animated monster crew returned this weekend and took the top spot at the box office as HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION opened with an estimated $44.1 million! The latest chapter of the comedic creatures started out between the $42.5 million opening of the first HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA in 2012 and the $48.4 million debut of HOTEL... Read More...

Frozen 2 Brings in Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown join Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, and Josh Gad for Frozen 2.

Michael Myers Is Ready to Kill in Latest Look at Halloween 2018 A new image from Halloween has been shared ahead of next week's Comic-Con panel.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Toys Offer Better Look at Villains Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse toys will be available to purchase this fall, ahead of the release of the movie in December.

Fisherman King Rules the Ocean in New Aquaman Photo A fresh look at James Wan's Aquaman arrives ahead of San Diego Comic-Con.

‘Zombieland 2’ Is Officially Confirmed With The Original Four Leads, On Schedule For The 10th Anniversary Columbia Pictures With the release of Deadpool 2, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick took a well-deserved victory lap. The duo, which kick-started their reputations by penning Zombieland, the 2009 post-apocalyptic horror-comedy sleeper hit, did the rounds with Wernick dropping massive suggestions that a sequel was soon on the way. Not only that, but Wernick believed that all four original leads would return.

New Symbiote Photo Arrives with More Venom Movie Details Tom Hardy says that Venom looks the coolest out of all the Marvel characters in new interview.

Sorry, 9 football movies to keep you in the World Cup spirit after the final. Once every four years, nations across the globe come together to celebrate the World Cup, to watch some of the world’s best players do what they do best, and for most, to go home disappointed when their country doesn’t win. But even if your team doesn’t get the result you hoped for, you can still enjoy the types of perfect victories that only come to us via the silver screen.

Review: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation PLOT: Dracula, in desperate need of a vacation (and love life) is surprised by his daughter with a vacation on a luxury cruise ship. Unbeknownst to them, the captain of the ship is a relative of Drac's arch-enemy Van Helsing, and she aims to do away with him for once and all. REVIEW: The HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA movies are somewhat difficult to critique. They're essentially designed to be colorful 90-minute... Read More...

Selena Gomez & Bill Murray Begin Shooting Jim Jarmusch's Zombie Movie Jim Jarmusch has lined up an all-star cast for his zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die.

Mission Impossible: Fallout Review: A Jaw-Dropping Action Juggernaut Director Chistopher McQuarrie delivers action greatness with Mission Impossible 6, blowing audiences out of their chairs.

Avengers 4 Fan Theory Knows How Hulk Makes His Comeback? A new fan theory suggests Thanos has a way of tempting the Hulk out of Bruce Banner.

The cast and crew for Season 11 of Doctor Who are set to have a big presence at SDCC, and a new look at Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor has been revealed in anticipation of their Comic-Con presentation.

Cate Shortland Tapped to Direct ‘Black Widow’ for Marvel After nearly a decade of waiting, this Black Widow solo film looks like a reality. After an extremely extensive search to find a female director to helm the first Black Widow solo adventure, Marvel has chosen Cate Shortland out of the three finalists to take the reigns. While Shortland did not make our own original wishlist of possible directors, we should take solace that she is a filmmaker of tremendous ability. She is best known for her 2012 historical drama Lore, in which five German siblings flee their homes after their Nazi parents vanish in the wake of Allied victory.

‘A Simple Favor’ Trailer: Anna Kendrick Tries to Find Gone Girl Blake Lively There have been approximately ten thousand trailers for A Simple Favor, and now here’s another one! The film will introduce audiences to “the darker side of Paul Feig“, staging a Gone Girl-style mystery featuring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. Watch the latest Simple Favor trailer below. A Simple Favor Trailer I really do not know what to make of A Simple Favor. There have been a plethora of trailers for the film, and each trailer has seemed as if it was advertising a completely different movie from the last. Is it a comedy? Is it a thriller? Is it both?

Leaked Star Wars 9 Casting Call Reveals Major Poe and Finn Scene? A new rumor claims that John Boyega and Oscar Isaac will share a big scene together in Star Wars 9.

MOVIE POLL: What is your favorite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson role? Read More...

Joaquin Phoenix is arguably the best actor of his generation. But it turns out that even he can get get scared at the prospect of a comic book movie and taking on the role of an iconic Batman villain. With the three-time Oscar nominee officially on board to star as the Clown Prince of Crime in a Joker prequel film directed by The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips, Phoenix is opening up on why he’s taking this role and what sets it apart from other comic book movies. Phoenix has played kings, assassins, and music legends.

New Decepticon Muscle Cars Unleashed in Latest Bumblebee Peek A pair of transforming muscle cars are out to kill everyone's favorite yellow bug in the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee.

HBO has ordered Joss Whedon's sci-fi drama The Nevers to series Attention Whedonites, your boy Joss Whedon just had his new science-fiction series THE NEVERS picked up for a series order by HBO. Described as a sci-fi epic about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world, this new venture sounds like the perfect recipe to get fans drinking the Whedon-flavored Kool-Aid, once... Read More...

Transgender Community Praises Scarlett Johansson for Bailing on Rub & Tug Scarlett Johansson recently announced that she has exited Rub & Tug after severe backlash from the transgender community.

‘King Kong’ Broadway Video Teaser Shows the Beast Being Constructed for the Stage The last time we saw King Kong careening around New York City was in the virtual world of the OASIS in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Before that, it was at the end of Peter Jackson’s 2005 film adaptation (which, by the way, is better than you remember). But now the giant ape is heading from Skull Island to the Big Apple once again – this time in a Broadway musical.

The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis isn’t scheduled to air until July 29th, yet many of the best jokes and surprises from Saturday night’s taping in Los Angeles are already making the rounds online. From roast master Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hosting duties to a surprise appearance by Willis’ ex-wife, Demi Moore, it sounds like Comedy Central may have another successful roast on its hands.

‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Trailer: The Sequel Loads Up Horrifying Snuff Films When every minor horror hit gets a sequel, it’s a pleasant surprise when the follow-up turns to be actually, well, good. And now it can be a pleasant surprise for fans of Unfriended, the 2014 computer-driven film that itself was a surprise hit. After making a splashy debut at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, Unfriended: Dark Web will hit theaters next week to once again make you terrified of your laptop camera. But first, the final  trailer has hit the web. Unfriended Dark Web Trailer Unfriended: Dark Web may look and sound like the first Unfriended, but it’s anything but.

Before The Snyder Cut, There Was William Gibson’s ‘Alien 3’ — And Now It’s Back Before David Fincher murdered Hicks and Newt offscreen, the sci-fi genius behind Neuromancer imagined the ultimate Aliens sequel. What could have been? That is the question that plagues so many fanatics immediately following the disappointment of whatever cinematic reality they’ve received. It’s the old adage about the grass always being greener on the other side. We don’t know what’s over there, but it’s gotta be better than the dump we’re currently occupying. What if Stanley Kubrick got his chance to complete A.I.?

Godzilla Lets His Fiery Atomic Breath Rip in First 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Photo Check out some new details and the first photo from ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters.’ Continue reading…

Comedian Bo Burnham’s feature film debut is a coming-of-age tale about the nightmare of young adolescence, and it’s one of the year’s best movies. Continue reading…

Who knew the origin of the Purge still wouldn’t properly explain the Purge? The Purge franchise — The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Purge: Election Year (2016) — has never been all that interested in subtlety as writer/director James DeMonaco has again and again blended heavy commentaries on class and race with exploitation to deliver action/horror hybrids with varying success.

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA will continue its run as one of the longest-running live-action comedies in television history with its upcoming 13th season. To get you excited for the new season, a Friday the 13th-themed tease was put out yesterday, showing the gang dressed as 80’s slasher movie archetypes running from an ax-wielding maniac. The image shows Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney),... Read More...

Young Newt Heads to Hogwarts in New Look at Fantastic Beasts 2 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, written by J.K. Rowling, arrives in theaters this November.

After a thrilling an emotional episode of Cloak & Dagger, next week's installment looks set to continue the pace, as an exciting new promo sees Tyrone and Tandy get aggressive in their search for justice.

"Am I crazy, or is your brother indestructible?" Netflix has launched the first official trailer for an animated adventure comedy titled Duck Duck Goose, which is a play on the name of the children's chase game also known as "Duck Duck Goose". The story is about a pompous bachelor goose who is forced to accompany two little lost ducklings as they journey south for the winter. Jim Gaffigan stars as the voice of Peng, joined by Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops, Reggie Watts, Natasha Leggero, Diedrich Bader, Stephen Fry, Craig Ferguson, Jennifer Grey, Rick Overton, and Carl Reiner.

I initially had little interest in watching Skyscraper, the new action adventure feature starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I hadn’t watched any of the trailers and knew little more than “It’s Die Hard starring the Rock.” I had even more trepidation upon discovering Johnson’s character, Will Sawyer, is a disabled man with a prosthetic leg. As a disabled writer, I worried how the movie would use disability. Would the Rock be a man with a magical leg that did all manner of things? Would the disability be considered a curse his character resented until it benefited him personally?

A ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie is Coming to Theaters Featuring the Original Cast Ready to reunite with the Crawley family? Three years after coming to an end, the Emmy-winning drama series Downton Abbey is being resurrected for a feature. The original cast members are coming back to reprise their roles, and Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes, who created the series, wrote the movie’s screenplay. And this won’t just be a made-for-TV follow-up: this is a full-fledged theatrical event.

A new Guardians of the Galaxy fan theory claims to have found James Gunn's final Easter Egg.

Is Danai Gurira Ready to Beam Up for Star Trek 4? Paramount is developing multiple Star Trek movies, with Star Trek 4 to be helmed by S.J. Clarkson.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts is releasing new concept art for the Metal Gear Solid movie for the next 31 days.

Keanu Reeves says that show business money problems may keep Bill and Ted 3 from happening.

Glass, M. Night Shyamalan's sequel to Unbreakable and Split, hits theaters in January 2019.

"Little Italy is not big enough for me and you!" Lionsgate has debuted the first official trailer for a cheesy romantic comedy titled Little Italy, the latest from veteran filmmaker Donald Petrie (Grumpy Old Men, Ri¢hie Ri¢h, Miss Congeniality, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Just My Luck). This film has such a cheesy concept, the kind that makes you roll your eyes it's just so awful. Here's what Little Italy (yeah, even the title is so bad) is about: a young couple must navigate a blossoming romance, amidst a war between their families' competing pizza restaurants.

Last month, comic fans were saddened by the loss of Steve Ditko. Today, Stan Lee spoke fondly of the man with whom he created some of Marvel's most enduring characters...

“An economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.” Boots Riley’s film Sorry To Bother You is a film people have been buzzing about for a while, for a good reason. It is a fun comedy steeped in magical realism, with fantastic acting and brilliant cinematography, a film that shouldn’t be missed in theaters.

"How can you clear something that's been shown to be dangerous?" Netflix has debuted the trailer for a documentary titled The Bleeding Edge, the latest eye-opening film made by Academy Award-winning doc filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground). The film shines a light on the unforeseen, dangerous consequences of advanced technological devices used in the medical field. It's a damning exposé on the "unregulated, multi-billion dollar medical device industry" and how their profit-driven incentives put patients at risk daily.

We take a look at some of the biggest stories from the list of nominations. With the announcement of the nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards upon us, there’s certainly been plenty to talk about. From the shows with the most nods to the inevitably infuriating snubs, there’s been no shortage of discussion. Here are our biggest takeaways from the nominations: Sandra Oh’s groundbreaking nomination Sandra Oh spent years being nominated in the best supporting actress category for her work on Grey’s Anatomy. For which she never once won.

In today’s trailer round-up, we take a look at an international trailer for the upcoming animated remake of The Grinch starring Benedict Cumberbatch, a psychological thriller called A Crooked Somebody, a supernatural horror movie called Along Came the Devil, a Kevin Smith TV series called Hollyweed, and Ordeal By Innocence, a new Agatha Christie adaptation coming to Amazon Prime. Peruse them all at your leisure below. The Grinch International Trailer Here’s an international trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s The Grinch, which looks to build out the classic Dr.

After the closings of two Alaska Blockbusters, one lone holdout in Oregon is the final vestige of a big part of movie culture. Continue reading…

The Emmy-winning Netflix series seems to shapeshift yet again and keep us guessing. The Stranger Things drought feels all too real at the moment. As much as the show’s second season introduced characters, ideas, and plot twists that seem entirely too reactionary for its burgeoning mythology, what’s next for the folks of Hawkins?

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.) It’s that time of month again: the time when I recommend you a bunch of stuff with subtitles, and we all take refuge indoors from the sweltering heat to watch the best foreign-language TV shows and movies.


Rawson Marshall Thurber appreciates the love people have for Dodgeball, but not enough to make a sequel.

Get ready to strike a Pose for a second season. The critically acclaimed Ryan Murphy series about the rise of the ball culture world in 1980s New York has been renewed for season 2 by FX.

Despite the best efforts of John Oliver and Russel Crowe’s undergarments, two of the final Blockbuster videos in the United States have shut their doors. The Anchorage and Fairbanks locations in Alaska got a lot of attention a few years back, along with ten that stayed in operation despite the company going under in 2013.

Canadian performer Tristan Risk has been steadily building a name for herself in our horror and cult film community as an actress over the years.    Our own Izzy Lee directed Risk in her 2015 short film Innsmouth and she has worked with other female directors, specifcally other Vancouver area locals the Soska Sisters (American Mary) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (Madre de Dios).    Well now it is Risk's turn to get behind the camera. She has just completed post on her first short film, a horror comedy Parlour Tricks.

The time honoured Anthology film. There are no shortage of them on the festival circuit, particularly in horror-genre circles. Rarely, however, do they come with such pedigree as Nightmare Cinema.

Warner Bros. and DC Films are attempting to get a big name to play the mother in Joaquin Phoenix's Joker movie.

Zack Snyder envisioned the final battle of Justice League to be much darker before reshoots.

Slimer glows in the dark in the first ever Mondo poster celebrating the legacy of horror comedy classic Ghostbusters.

Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli's Kenny & Company deserves to be remembered as a seminal coming-of-age 80s movie.

Rob Zombie is sharing the first look at his upcoming House of 1000 Corpses sequel with fans at his most recent concerts.

The Weinstein Company In a cinematic era dominated by interconnected superhero universes and Rotten Tomatoes scores, the Paddington franchise stands out as one of the most unique series of films to please moviegoers and critics alike. So it should come as no surprise that fans are clamoring for actor Ben Whishaw and director Paul King to make another sequel. Whether Paddington 3 actually comes to fruition remains to be seen, especially since both Whishaw and King are quite busy at the moment.

Box Office

  • 1. Alien: Covenant
    Gross: $36,000,000
    Total: $36,000,000
  • 2. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    Gross: $35,062,000
    Total: $301,799,474
  • 3. Everything, Everything
    Gross: $12,000,000
    Total: $12,000,000
  • 4. Snatched
    Gross: $7,600,000
    Total: $32,782,600
  • 5. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    Gross: $7,200,000
    Total: $7,200,000

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