Top Movie News for June 27, 2016

The Final Trailer for Star Trek Beyond Hits a Wall I keep hearing something about hitting a wall but from where I stand I just don’t see it, I mean this is the best trailer released so far for Star Trek Beyond. “The crew of the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, are attacked by a seemingly unstoppable wave of unknown aliens forcing them to […] Read The Final Trailer for Star Trek Beyond Hits a Wall on Filmonic.

In Defense of ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ a Misfire Worth Embracing Last week, I bought my ticket and settled in for Independence Day: Resurgence with some trepidation. After all, the publicity machine had been silent and there were no really screenings for critics. The belated sequel to director Roland Emmerich‘s 1996 alien invasion film was opening in theaters showcasing all of the telltale signs of stinker. The only thing missing was literal smell lines wafting out of the poster in the lobby. And then the credits began to roll and I was pleasantly surprised. I liked Independence Day: Resurgence! I had a good time with it!

Dragon Ships, Certain Equations And Other Thoughts On The Game Of Thrones Season Six Finale And so we’ve reached the end of another season of Game of Thrones, but unlike last year, it definitely feels like real progress has been made. Cersei has taken up her wine cup once more and came out victorious.

Watch Deadpool Take Over the Japanese 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Trailer X-Men: Apocalypse opened in the United States in May; after five weeks in theaters it’s starting to wind down its domestic theatrical run. (Last weekend it grossed an estimated $2.4 million on about 1600 screens.) But while the movie is slowly vanishing from theaters here, it’s yet to even open in certain international markets, including Japan. Over there, Apocalypse doesn’t debut until August, so the film’s promotional campaign continues in full force on that side of the Pacific.

2016 BET Awards Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos) Sunday’s BET Awards airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, are shaping up to be an exciting television event. “Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross return to host. Drake leads the show’s nominees with nine nods.

Morgan Is Still Evolving In New Trailer In the new trailer for Morgan, Kate Mara plays a woman from corporate sent to investigate a research facility’s artificial life form. The creation, known as Morgan, appears to be a young woman, but she has enhanced abilities thanks to her engineered DNA. She also seems to have impulse control issues, as the trailer demonstrates. Click here to view the embedded video. Morgan opens on September 2nd. Morgan Is Still Evolving In New Trailer

‘Neon Demon’ Director Wants to Make a Batgirl Movie “The Neon Demon” director Nicolas Winding Refn would love to adapt a comic book story for the big screen, and would be particularly interested in directing a Batgirl movie. “God, I would love to make one, it would probably be great fun,” Refn told Business Insider. “I just don’t know when it’s going to happen.

'The BFG' Review: A Sleepy Stumble From Steven Spielberg The BFG — or “Big Friendly Giant” — spends his days in Giant Country, collecting dreams from a magical tree and distributing them to the people of the world. He seems like just the sort of character who would appeal to Steven Spielberg, a big friendly giant of the film world whose work has stimulated the imaginations of millions of moviegoers. But Spielberg doesn’t fully communicate that appeal with his film version of The BFG, which contains a fair amount of lovely images but may be the director’s most listless and dramatically inert movie in decades. Continue reading…

Kellan Lutz has met with McG about a role in Masters of the Universe At the start of the year, we brought you word that director McG (TERMINATOR SALVATION, 3 DAYS TO KILL) was in talks to direct Sony's MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE reboot, and it sounds like he has landed the gig, based on a recent tweet by THE LEGEND OF HERCULES and THE EXPENDABLES 3 actor Kellan Lutz. Late last week, Lutz took to his Twitter account to reveal that he has met with the filmmaker and producer Mary... Read More...

Killer Cast For 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' Revealed! The LEGO Movie was a smash when it came out in 2014. It established a particular tone, look, and set a precedent when it came to its voice cast. That film featured Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Channing Tatum, and more.

Suicide Squad Theater Display & Potential Run Time Revealed Though fans of the DC Extended Universe are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice on home media, many moviegoers have turned their attention to this summer’s Suicide Squad. Placing the spotlight on a collection of the Worst. Heroes. Ever., David Ayer’s franchise installment has steadily been building positive buzz since the first trailer came out a year ago.

John Boyega Teases New Project With ‘Attack the Block’ Director Coming off of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega is now a huge Hollywood star. However, you probably remember first seeing him in the Edgar Wright-produced film Attack The Block (we certainly do). It is hard to believe that its been five years since Attack the Block hit theaters. And we’ve been waiting for director Joe Cornish to make a follow-up. And over the weekend on Twitter John Boyega teased that he may be reteaming with Cornish on a new project.

Akira: Justin Lin Possibly Being Courted to Direct Hollywood doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to adapting anime/manga properties for the big screen, as evidenced by the underwhelming box office returns (and at best lukewarm, at worst hostile, critical reactions) for such live-action films as Dragonball: Evolution and Speed Racer, as well as the animated Astro Boy – all three of which hit theaters in the late 2000s, as it were.

The Shallows Is the Second Best Shark Movie Since Jaws Blake Lively fights a shark. What have you ever done?Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

‘The Get Down’ Trailer: Teens in the South Bronx Must Do or Die in Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Series Since HBO canceled their ’70s-et, music-infused series Vinyl, it’s up to Netflix and Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann to bring us back to the decade with their new series The Get Down. A quick new trailer has just arrived featuring new footage, and more importantly, some of the new music from rap artist Nas that we’ll be hearing in the series. Watch The Get Down trailer after the jump. As a huge fan of the kind of fantastical stories Baz Luhrmann tells on the big screen, from William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet to The Great Gatsby, I can’t wait to see what he

Will Spider-Man: Homecoming Unleash Carnage? A new Spider-Man: Homecoming rumor arrives in an odd place, setting off speculation that a fan-favorite Marvel villain is coming to the big screen.

Marvel and Fox Rumored to be in Early Talks for Superhero Collaboration When Marvel began producing its superhero movies in-house with Iron Man in 2008, with the intention of launching the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the excitement was slightly undercut by the realization that so many key properties were in the possession of separate studios like Sony, 20th Century Fox, and Universal.

Weekend Box Office Report: June 24-26, 2016 Another huge weekend for Finding Dory! Pixar's friendly little blue fish was able to tread water at #1 for a second weekend as FINDING DORY prevailed at the box office with an estimated $73.2 million! The sequel to FINDING NEMO dropped only 46% from its opening last week and has reached a 10-day domestic of $286.5 million, which puts it on track to pass the $403 million of CAPTAIN AMERICA:... Read More...

Thor: Ragnarok Director on Working in the Marvel Studio System Over the years, much has been made among both fans and Hollywood insiders about just how tightly controlled an operation Marvel Studios runs. It’s no secret that company executives like Kevin Feige are heavily involved in the overall creative climate and progression of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that those executives have been more than willing to overrule the director of one of their films about what does and doesn’t make the final cut of a given MCU movie.

“What will you do when they catch you? What will you do if they break you? If you continue to fight, what will you become?” These are questions Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) asks Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) in the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. They are also questions he likely...

With The Legend of Tarzan opening, let’s look at why Margot Robbie is our latest It girl.  Few new actresses have made it in Hollywood with as much impressive force as Margot Robbie. After cutting her teeth on Australian television, she came to Hollywood and almost instantly found herself holding her own alongside some of the biggest actors in the world. As Jane in this week’s The Legend of Tarzan, Tarzan’s woman has the chance for the first time to be just as exciting...Read MoreRead Comments

Comic Book Reviews: MARVEL ROUND UP This week I try to find some diamonds in the rough of Civil War Ii mania! Can Power Man Luke Cage Fly? What happened to Banner after Amadeus became the Hulk? Is Hank Pym really back? All these questions answered and more! Got a book you’ve been thinking about reading but want to know more before picking it up?

In a preview of the next episode of Preacher, Jesse meets with the angels and learns more about the force inside of him. But answers may not help him as everyone appears to be ready for a fight and he dares the angels to take the power from him. Click here to view the embedded video. Preacher airs Sundays on AMC. Jesse Learns The Truth In A Preview Of The Next Preacher

"Trust me, the night is not over." Lionsgate + Hulu have debuted a trailer for the indie comedy Joshy, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Up-and-coming actor Thomas Middleditch (seen in Being Flynn, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Bronze, The Final Girls) stars in this film as a guy named Josh(y) and it takes place at his would-be bachelor party, after his wedding is cancelled, becoming his chance to reconnect with all of his old friends.

Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle / The Punisher in season two of Marvel’s Daredevil was not only one of the highlights of the critically acclaimed series, but encouraged Netflix to expand it’s deal with Marvel to give the character his own series. Bernthal talked with ADTV about Castle, what we’ve seen and what happens next. The Frank Castle you find in this story is not The Punisher. He’s reeling from the loss of his family. He’s driven by rage and is on a singular mission to find these people who took his family from him, and do it as brutally as possible.

The season finale of The Flash had the Earth-2 Harrison Wells, his daughter Jesse “Quick” Wells and Jay Garrick of Earth-3 heading off back to Earth-2 making it look a lot like they were leaving the show for a while. Turns out, nope.

Daniel Radcliffe Calls the Rise of Donald Trump ‘Scary as S—‘ Daniel Radcliffe recently compared the UK’s vote to leave the European Union to the rise of Donald Trump in the UK, calling both terrifying. In an interview with Vulture, the “Swiss Army Man” star voiced strong negative opinions about both, saying, “It’s the worst kind of nationalism, the worst kind of patriotism, and it’s scary as s—.” Radcliffe, who had previously voiced support for the UK to remain in the EU, currently stars in “Privacy,” a play inspired by Edward Snowden which examines the vulnerability of personal information in

There may be a reasonable explanation for the absence of the original Ghostbusters in Paul Feig's upcoming reboot.

Michael Sheen Adapting Green River Killer Graphic Novel Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA-nominated actor Michael Sheen has never been shy about dipping his toes into many different genres and styles over the course of his decades-long career. Sheen has played roles as varied as werewolf anti-hero Lucian in the Underworld films, a vampire elder in The Twilight Saga, journalist David Frost in Frost/Nixon, and more recently, groundbreaking sex researcher Dr. William Masters on Showtime’s critically acclaimed drama Masters of Sex.

'Finding Dory' #1 Again, Topping All Four of the Weekend's New Wide Releases Combined Twenty six weeks into 2016 and Disney's year continues to impress as the studio has the #1 film at the weekend box office for the twelfth time. Finding Dory topped the weekend chart with one of the ten best second weekends of all-time as the animated feature has now grossed over $286 million domestically and nearly $400 million worldwide. As for the weekend's new wide releases, the results weren't quite as pretty as three out of the four struggled in a competitive marketplace. Independence...

On this day, June 27, in pop culture history, "Labyrinth" opened in theaters, Queen performed for the first time under their new name, the 007 Stage burnt to the ground, Disney's "Hercules" premiered, and more.http://www.hitfix.com

We’ve had two pieces of Terrence Malick news in less than a week and there’s three upcoming Malick movies to look forward to. What a time to be alive! Continue reading…

The U.S. theatrical rights to Kim A. Snyder’s documentary “Newtown” have been acquired by Abramorama, the company announced Monday. Produced by IVTS, The Orchard will handle TV (excluding PBS) and all home entertainment in North America. “Newtown” chronicles how the lives of those living in the small Connecticut town were altered forever after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 elementary and six educators in 2012. Also Read: 'Newtown' Director Kim A.

The Supreme Court voted Monday to strike down Texas’s abortion regulations, and women in Hollywood are ecstatic. As TheWrap previously reported, the justices voted 5-3 to repeal restrictions that governed how abortion clinics operated. Female stars including Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks took to Twitter and Instagram to share their excitement for another step of progress for women’s rights in America. Also Read: Donald Trump Says Abortion Should Carry 'Some Form of Punishment' for Women (Video) See the social media reaction below. Crucia

Director Peyton Reed Talks 'ANT-MAN AND THE WASP' Image via IGN Author's Note: This article contains spoilers for CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.While last year's ANT-MAN didn't necessarily set the world on fire, it was a nice palate cleanse following AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. It took the Marvel films back to a much smaller scale (pun not intended), and managed to make a film surrounding one of the most potentially laughable characters into a fun ride in the theater.

Considering David Yates' impressive track record with the Harry Potter film franchise, there's plenty of reason to be optimistic for his big summer release The Legend of Tarzan, which hits theaters this Friday. Could it be the big sleeper hit of the summer? In one week's time, we'll know. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) as the titular hero, Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) as his lady love Jane, Samuel L.

The Ultimate Cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released on Thursday, and Batman-News has spotted some cool new artwork for Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin. While they obviously use photos from the time the movies were released, you won't actually find any of these covers on your DVD or Blu-ray copies of the Caped Crusader's first four solo outings. We all know that Batman & Robin were terrible, but how do you feel about the rest?

Aaron Sorkin has always been a bit ahead of the game. Back in the days when television was still considered a place for actors to go when their film career had dried up, Sorkin proved himself to be medium agnostic, moving between film (A Few Good Men, The American President) and television (Sports Night, The West Wing) without any drop in quality or prestige. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that Sorkin is once again looking at an emerging format, this time the virtual classroom, to share some of the things he has learned over his career. Continue reading…

The films of the acclaimed Japanese director Naomi Kawase are truly original and like no one else's. Kawase was raised in the ancient rural prefecture of Nara, and was essentially self-taught, since she lived in a place that lacked a local cinema, although she did receive formal art school training.

It's a question that's come up a lot in the last year or so:Will Fox's X-MEN Ever Crossover And Interact With Marvel's AVENGERS?And, while it was once just something a fanboy wet dream, these days it's actually a legitimate consideration.

Ewan McGregor both stars in and makes his directorial debut with American Pastoral, hitting theaters this October.

A new “Austin Powers” trailer makeover proves Mike Myers‘ goofy international man of mystery can be just as dramatic as Daniel Craig‘s James Bond. All he needed was the right music. The fan-made “modern trailer” recuts scenes from the comedic trilogy with a dramatic score, action scenes, and intense dialogue, like the moment Powers confronts his father. Also Read: Mike Myers Signs Overall Deal With HBO The “Austin Powers” films earned $473.2 million at the domestic box office collectively.

Over the past couple of years there has been a rising trend in Hollywood to cull novel narrative material from best-selling toys and video game properties that already have a rabid fan base in place, which has resulted in such blockbuster motion pictures as The LEGO Movie in 2014 and The Angry Birds Movie from last month. Following that trend, the recent announcement from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival that Tetris: The Movie is currently under development, in an exclusive deal between U.S.

Box Office

  • 1. Finding Dory
    Gross: $73,234,746
    Total: $286,552,648
  • 2. Independence Day: Resurgence
    Gross: $41,600,000
    Total: $41,600,000
  • 3. Central Intelligence
    Gross: $18,370,000
    Total: $69,302,458
  • 4. Shallows, The
    Gross: $16,700,000
    Total: $16,700,000
  • 5. Free State Of Jones
    Gross: $7,772,000
    Total: $7,772,000

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