Top Movie News for April 4, 2020

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Here’s When Mulan And Black Widow Are Hitting Theaters Disney has officially assigned new release dates to its 2020 slate, including films like both 'Mulan' and 'Black Widow', for the Marvel crowd.

The Jedi heroes of Star Wars: The High Republic have been revealed Star Wars: The High Republic is an ambitious publishing event in the STAR WARS franchise which takes place 200 years before the events of STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE and will spawn novels, children's books, comics, and more. The multi-platform epic will explore a few of the Jedi Knights who, as Obi-Wan Kenobi told us in the first film, were the guardians of peace and… Read More...

Ant-Man 3 Adds Some Rick and Morty Flavor with Writer Jeff Loveness Peyton Reed has already been announced as the director of Ant-Man 3 with Paul Rudd returning to play Scott Lang.

Disney has today confirmed that Kenneth Branagh's live-action adaptation of Artemis Fowl is set to debut exclusively on Disney+. That means no theatrical, Digital, or DVD/Blu-ray release. It's a surprising move on the studio's part...sort of. The trailers for the film have been panned by fans of the books, and no one seems overly excited to see the movie regardless.

Watch Shadowed: A New Horror Short from the Director of Shazam! David F. Sandberg has been using his newfound free time to be creative in an effort to keep people entertained.

Many Moviegoers Eager to Return to Movie Theaters, But Others Are More Hesitant Due to Coronavirus Movie theaters across the United States are shut down as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country. Once we’re done battling this virus, some movie theaters may not be there to meet us on the other side. With an unclear window for when movie theaters will reopen, some of them simply can’t afford to be without a revenue stream for a few months.

Right now, everyone is looking for some kind of reprieve from being locked up at home due to the spread of the coronavirus across the United States.

Indiana Jones 5 has been pushed back to July 2022 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, studios have halted their productions and pushed back release dates, and Disney played a pretty big game of release date shuffle earlier today as the majority of their Marvel Cinematic Universe films were given new dates. Another upcoming Disney flick which has been pushed back is the fifth installment of the INDIANA JONES franchise. INDIANA JONES… Read More...

James Gunn's Take on Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad 2 Should Please DC Comics Fans The Suicide Squad is currently in the post-production phase and James Gunn is teasing information about certain characters.

Jordan Peele's Candyman Reboot Gets a New Fall Release Date Director Nia DaCosta's Candyman, which is produced by Jordan Peele, has been pushed back to September

Tiger King Gets a Hilarious Joe Exotic Impression from Thomas Lennon Reno 911 star Thomas Lennon debuted his Joe Exotic impression during an interview with Stephen Colbert.

Ryan Murphy loves some glitz and glamor in his TV series — he’s played with the dark side of both in his acclaimed series Feud and American Crime Story. Now the screenwriter and director is tackling Tinseltown at its most glamorous with a new Netflix limited series Hollywood. The Netflix miniseries, co-created with frequent collaborator Ian Brennan, is a revisionist homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood, following a group of actors as they mingle with both real and fictional movie stars in post-World War II Hollywood.

Real Venom Symbiote Discovered in Viral Video Has the Internet Freaking Out A video that is now trending on social media appears to depict the arrival of Spider-Man villain Venom.

’50 States of Fright’ Trailer: Sam Raimi and Quibi Are Ready to Scare You We are in April now, which means the dawn of Quibi is almost upon us. The streaming service is devoted to short-form content – 5 to 10-minute episodes that you can quickly watch on your phone. Some of the programs Quibi has lined-up seem…odd, to say the least (there’s one show where chefs get shot in the face with food cannons). And then there are more traditional-sounding titles, like 50 States of Fright. This series, from executive producer Sam Raimi, explores urban legends from across the country. And you know what?

Jennifer Lopez's stripper drama Hustlers is now streaming on Amazon Prime Now that most everyone is staying at home, we're all looking for a little entertainment to help us through these dark days, which means that people are turning to streaming services now more than ever. As April has only just begun (what new horrors await us this month?), most streaming services have added new movies to their catalogue, and you might be interested to know that HUSTLERS,… Read More...

One of the first indicators that we were in trouble was when SXSW finally announced that they were not going forward with the festival. It was quite the blow and everyone at ScreenAnarchy felt tremendously bad for our friends that were set to premiere their films at the festival.    Now that things have escalted, a lot, most of us should be at home, doing our parts to flatten the curve. But what to do with all that time?

A Quiet Place 2 Gets a New Fall Release Date John Krasinski's highly-anticipated A Quiet Place: Part II is now set to arrive in the fall following its recent delay.

'Peninsula' is the chilling new sequel to one of the most fascinating zombie flicks yet, 'Train to Busan', and it's headed to theaters in fall 2020.

The world is very scary right now, but that’s not preventing more and more people from enjoying scary movies. While it’s perfectly understandable to distance yourself from all-things-horrific at this time, Shudder – the horror streaming service – is reporting a surge in subscriptions. And subscribers are actually demanding more pandemic-themed programming. We could all use some good news these days, so here’s some: People are loving Shudder.

Dylan Walsh joins Superman & Lois as new General Lane Nip/Tuck alum, Dylan Walsh, is set to join the Arrowverse. The actor has been cast as Lois and Lucy's father, General Samuel Lane. Glenn Morshower initially played the character in season 1 of Supergirl but hasn't returned for any additional guest appearances since the show's move from CBS to The CW. Superman &… Read More...

Captain Marvel 2 Gets a Summer 2022 Release Date Marvel Studios has revealed the release date for Captain Marvel 2 and it's hitting theaters a little earlier than originally anticipated.

When he’s not getting snubbed for an Oscar, Adam Sandler can always be relied on to whip out a funny musical ditty that will lighten our moods during the most trying of times. And these are indeed trying times. During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s at-home edition of The Tonight Show, the actor and comedian debuted a quarantine song that paid tribute to the doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and asked us listeners to appreciate the hard work they do.

Director Jon M. Chu has built his career making mostly bright, poppy entertainment like Step Up 3D, Jem and the Holograms, Crazy Rich Asians, and the upcoming In the Heights. But he’s dipping into darker territory in Home Before Dark, a new AppleTV+ drama which hails from creators/showrunners Dana Fox (New Girl) and Dara Resnik (Daredevil). It’s a mystery series centering on 9-year-old journalist named Hilde Lisko, played by The Florida Project’s Brooklynn Prince, and inspired by a real-life kid journalist.

Earlier today, Walt Disney Studios rearranged their entire theatrical release calendar and among the moves was 20th Century Studios' Free Guy, which was pushed back from July to December 11, 2020. Following the announcement, Free Guy star Ryan Reynolds was quick to voice his support for the decision and to give fans a little something to look forward to, he also shared the first official clip from his upcoming sci-fi action comedy, which showcases his character enjoying breakfast while watching an interesting news report.

As we reported yesterday, Marvel Comics is now the final major comic book publisher to suspend the release of digital copies due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. With Diamond currently unable to print physical comic books, retailers (most of whom have been forced to close anyway) have nothing to sell, so making comics available digitally could prove disastrous for them.  Now, we have no idea when things might change, but both Marvel and DC Comics have alluded to eventually releasing titles on their own apps and comiXology depending what happens moving forward.

Showtime is making some last minute changes to upcoming seasons of some of its biggest shows. The upcoming fifth season of Billions and the upcoming second season of Black Monday will be split into two parts due to production halting on the shows over the coronavirus pandemic. Billions will return as scheduled on Sunday, May 3, but fans will only be able to… Read More...

Army of the Dead co-writer enlisted to write Obi-Wan series The Force is strong once again with Disney's upcoming Star Wars spinoff centering on one of the franchise's most beloved Jedi Masters, Obi-Wan Kenobi. It's been announced that the series set in a galaxy far, far away, starring Ewan McGregor as Luke Skywalker's mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, has found a new writer in ARMY OF THE DEAD scribe Joby Harold. In addition to… Read More...

Top Gun 2: Maverick Has Been Delayed Until December The highly anticipated sequel was originally set to open in theaters on June 24, but will now land at the end of the year.

"Alone… in a house of secrets." Vertical Ent. has debuted a trailer for an indie horror called The Haunted, not the most original title but that's not indicative of much. This premiered at Screamfest a few years back, now getting an official release (in the US) coming up this May. Arriving at an isolated house for her first nightshift, young care-taker Emily is left alone to face a terrifying vengeful spirit in this disturbingly clever, psychological horror. Only 75 minutes long!

The federal government’s recently-passed $2 trillion economic stimulus includes a $454 billion loan guarantee fund for businesses struggling from the economic blowback of the coronavirus, including movie theaters, which are facing a challenge like never before in the history of Hollywood.

Will Smith is a charming dude, and he knows it. And Sony Pictures knows it, making Smith the central star of the Bad Boys For Life gag reel that it just dropped to celebrate the action-comedy’s release on digital platforms. Watch the Bad Boys For Life gag reel below. Bad Boys For Life Gag Reel Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? What you gonna do when Will Smith breaks? Laugh along, because you’ll make it into the gag reel.

San Diego Comic-Con “hopeful” convention will go on as scheduled The coronavirus pandemic came through like a tornado and essentially blew away any scheduled event that would be a haven for large groups. From SXSW to Coachella to Stagecoach, events that drive income into their respective cities and are a staple of their industries every year, were either postponed indefinitely or postponed until later in the year. Hell, even the 2020 Summer… Read More...

Okay. Yesterday we shared news with you that for the first time ever a feature film will live stream premiere. That film is Neasa Hardiman's sea creature feature, Sea Fever.    Siobhán's a marine biology student who prefers spending her days alone in a lab. She has to endure a week on a ragged fishing trawler, where she’s miserably at odds with the close-knit crew. But out in the deep Atlantic, an unfathomable life form ensnares the boat.

The Wrap reports that AMC Entertainment's credit rating has been downgraded from a 'B' to 'CCC-,' and that means, "Default imminent, with little prospect for recovery." AMC is a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic sending shockwaves across the globe, and being forced to close its doors has put the iconic theater chain's future in serious doubt.  "We expect AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc.’s (AMC) theaters will remain closed beyond June due to the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic," analyst S&P Global confirms.

There any number of 'show me such and such a number picture on your phone' requests going on our social media accounts right now.    What if you found a selfie that you did not take? It looks like a vicitm in Jody Barton’s micro horror flick For Jennifer will find out soon in this clip that was sent out. For Jennifer is available now On Demand.    After a surprise horror themed birthday party, Jennifer gets a scare that leads to an accident. Jennifer is a horror blogger and huge horror movie fan.

Snowpiercer series premiere moved up two weeks as new trailer is released With television productions being shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic and hearing news almost everyday of delays, this next bit of news is refreshing. TNT has announced that their TV adaptation of SNOWPIERCER will actually premiere two weeks earlier than originally anticipated. You can catch the series premiere on May 17th, up from its original… Read More...

Canceled Scooby-Doo 3 Plans Revealed by James Gunn Writer/director James Gunn has revealed that his plans for the Scooby-Doo 3 were pretty deep.

"There is a power amongst certain factions of the student body…" Amazon Studios has debuted the official trailer for the indie Selah and the Spades, marking the directorial debut of up-and-coming filmmaker Tayarisha Poe. This originally premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last year, and it also stopped by AFI Fest in the fall. Available to watch via Amazon in just a few weeks. The film is set at a wealthy private school, which is run by five student factions operating incognito.

Disney+ subscribers can stream Onward starting this weekend after the Pixar movie was just in theaters a few weeks ago.

Pedro Pascal had a very happy birthday thanks to his Wonder Woman 2 co-stars and team.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always, the third feature film from writer/director Eliza Hittman, was released in theaters on Friday, March 13 – one of the unluckiest release dates in the history of Hollywood.

Zack Snyder has shared a new image from his cut of Justice League which teases the introduction of Martian Manhunter.

HBO’s new series The Third Day looks promising, and I was looking forward to seeing it next month. Sadly, I – and everyone else – will have to wait a little longer. The series is the latest bit of entertainment that’s had to shuffle its release due to the coronavirus outbreak, and now won’t be premiering until the fall. But in the meantime, you can check out a new trailer below. The Third Day Trailer This is a great trailer. It doesn’t give away too much, but it does a wonderful job drawing you in.

The adventures of young Han Solo may be over. Continue reading…

Adam Schlesinger Dies, Fountains of Wayne Singer Was 52 The award-winning singer Adam Schlesinger has sadly passed away at the age of 52 after an illness.

The last thing anyone needs right now is to be afraid. The COVID-19 pandemic’s death toll is rising by the day, and that’s enough to instill fear in even the most lionhearted person. As a result, most people are locking themselves indoors until the crisis is contained.

Brando Benetton's spy thriller short film Nightfire will debut on Hulu and Amazon on May 1st. Made by a group of friend from Ithaca College they managed to wrangle character actor Dylan Baker into their ranks for this project.    ScreenAnarchy has been sent an action heavy exclusive clip to share with you today. It's a very traditional execution of action staples that sort of warms the heart of someone who was raised on 80s action cinema.

This is part of our new series The Reading List, a monthly column in which we encourage you to take your enthusiasm for a particularly groovy film and direct it into a wide array of extracurricular studies. The deeper we plunge into Westworld, the more ready I am to join the revolt. Creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan have crafted a series steeped in classical science fiction influence, pulling from an era when the genre prided itself on speaking to the brilliance as well as the fears of society. As tensions build around us, we find ourselves craving such stories again.

Medical professionals and scientists should always be appreciated for their heroic efforts. But sometimes it’s easy to overlook all of the great work that they do when our everyday lives feel quite normal. While there are always going to be countless problems out there that should warrant more attention, a global pandemic that affects everyone is a perfect time to take a minute to recognize that healthcare workers and scientists are the freaking best. The coronavirus epidemic has doctors and nurses confronting a deadly virus head-on every single day at the moment.

Nicole Kidman to Star in Amazon’s ‘Pretty Things’ Adaptation From Director Reed Morano Nicole Kidman is set to star in yet another prestige TV series. The Big Little Lies star is set to play one of the two leads in Amazon’s TV series adaptation of Janelle Brown’s forthcoming novel Pretty Things. The Handmaid’s Tale and The Rhythm Section director Reed Morano is set to helm the series. Variety reports that Nicole Kidman has signed on to play one of the two series leads in Amazon’s Pretty Things cast.

Had the world not been in the midst of a global pandemic, chances are we would have seen the first Eternals trailer any day now.

Star Tom Holland explains what happened with the Uncharted movie, which was recently delayed yet again.

HBO to stream The Sopranos, The Wire, True Blood & much more for free Unless you've been meditating in the desert for the past two months, you're likely aware that much of the world is currently in various stages of quarantine due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, which means that we're all spending a hell of a lot more time at home than we typically do. As most of us are watching much more film and TV these days, studios and streaming services… Read More...

NOS4A2 (which is pronounced Nosferatu, in case you still haven’t figured that out), is returning for a whole-new season this summer. Inspired by the Joe Hill novel of the same name, NOS4A2 season 2 will premiere in June on AMC, continuing the story of Vic McQueen, a young working-class artist who discovers she has a psychic connection to Charlie Manx, an immortal, vampire-like being who preys on children. Ready to head back to Christmasland? NOS4A2, AMC’s horror series adapted from Joe Hill’s novel, will return for its second season on June 1 at 10:00 P.M. EST.

We're just a few short years away from celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Punk'd, the MTV hidden-camera prank series hosted by Ashton Kutcher; how the time flies. Following the original MTV series, Punk'd received a brief revival in 2012 with a series of guest hosts, as well as a BET reboot hosted by King Bach and DeStorm Power, and the latest incarnation of the series will land on Quibi, the upcoming short-form streaming service. Quibi has released a new trailer for… Read More...

Kevin Smith to host watch-party for livestream of Mallrats Want to watch MALLRATS along with writer/director Kevin Smith? Well, Focus Features has got you covered. The studio has announced Focus Movie Mondays, a livestreaming program which is hoping to bring moviegoers back to the magic of cinema from the comfort of their own homes. Kicking off on April 6th, Focus Features will be livestreaming a film on their Facebook page every Monday for free, one of… Read More...

Did you know there was once a Daredevil cartoon in development that would have had a canine sidekick? Want to help Agents of SHIELD star Clark Gregg support a good cause? Which X-Men character will you choose for your Disney+ avatar? Could the Marvel Cinematic Universe be a computer simulation? How did supporters of The Snyder Cut of Justice League on Twitter get pranked?

Michiel Huisman, Raffey Cassidy, and Denise Gough star in director Malgorzata Szumowska's thrilling horror drama. [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]

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Review: Coffee & Kareem

JoBlo - Fri, 2020-04-03 08:00

Review: Coffee & Kareem PLOT: A clumsy cop (Ed Helms) agrees to pick his girlfriend’s (Taraji P. Henson) trouble-making son (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) from school one afternoon, only for the kid to witness a gangland slaying involving dirty cops, putting the mismatched pair on the run. REVIEW: I wasn’t overly eager to check out Netflix’s new comedy, COFFEE & KAREEM, with the… Read More...

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brings the entertainment industry to a complete standstill, the Walt Disney Company will begin furloughing employees “whose jobs aren’t necessary at this time” this month. The affected staffers will still receive “full health care benefits, plus the cost of employee and company premiums will be paid by Disney,” the company said. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Walt Disney Company will begin furloughing staffers “whose jobs aren’t necessary at this time” starting April 19.

Netflix has released a new trailer for Love Wedding Repeat, a new rom-com from director Dean Craig.

"I just have to know if it's you!" Lionsgate has unveiled an official trailer for a mystery thriller titled Last Moment of Clarity, the feature directorial debut of brothers Colin & James Krisel. A normal New Yorker's life is upended when his girlfriend is murdered by the Bulgarian mob. He flees to Paris to stay safe. Years later, he sees a similar looking woman in a movie. Obsession with past love takes Sam to Los Angeles to look for answers, only to put him back into the sights of the Bulgarians.

Warner Bros.' Cyborg movie starring Ray Fisher was dated for April 3, 2020, but it's something we're probably never going to see.

We just got a Killing Eve season 3 trailer last week, but hey, one more won’t hurt. The BBC/AMC series is returning this month with all new cat and mouse games between enemies and would-be lovers Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and Eve (Sandra Oh). Season 2 ended with Villanelle thinking she had killed Eve – but of course, Eve is still alive, and that’s going to complicate things.

Dwayne Johnson's production company Seven Bucks Productions is moving forward on a Ric Flair movie.

Not even saying Candyman five times in front of a mirror will summon Nia DaCosta‘s reboot/sequel for its originally-planned June release. As it becomes more and more clear that there’s going to be virtually no summer movie season this year, the new Candyman release date has moved from summer to fall, with a new September date in place. Movie release dates continue to shuffle in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and Candyman is the latest.

Marvel Studios announced a massive release date calendar change today and New Mutants seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.

Since movie and television productions are currently on hold, entertainment companies are showing solidarity by making a lot of free content available for people to enjoy while they self-quarantine at home. HBO is the latest to offer up some premium content for free, and even Marvel Comics is getting in on the free content supply.

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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