Top Movie News for May 22, 2019

New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Revelations Help Flesh Out the Teaser Trailer When the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted, it was our first real look at the final installment of the Skywalker saga. There were plenty of new details to obsess over and theorize about, but much of what we saw still left us in the dark about exactly what we were seeing.

Aladdin Review: Guy Ritchie & Will Smith Capture the Magic Carpet Ride Raise your expectations. Aladdin is the first big surprise of the summer movie season.

A ‘Game of Thrones’ Arya Spinoff Won’t Happen; HBO Expected Season 8 to Be Divisive With the ending of Game of Thrones only a few days behind us, discussion is already turning to what HBO plans to do next in that rich fantasy world. One thing fans can definitively cross off their wish list, though, is a spinoff following the adventures of Arya Stark. In a new interview, HBO programming president Casey Bloys specifically dismissed that idea.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Looks Like A Fractured Fairy Tale That Oozes With Style The latest trailer for Quentin Tarantino's ninth film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a far out fever dream that looks like a real trip.

Terminator: Dark Fate Poster Has Sarah Connor Ready for the Day After Judgment Day The long awaited first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate drops tomorrow and the studio has delivered a new poster to tease the footage.

The Poetic Action Storytelling of the ‘John Wick’ Franchise In an era where action has become a secondary device used to prop up character and stories, it would be easy to dismiss the John Wick movies as mindless action movie fun. But if you look beyond the gore and the high body counts, each John Wick film, including the latest release John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, deliver immaculately choreographed, indescribably intense sequences that deserve spots in the action movie hall of fame. But the feverish, frenetic Keanu Reeves-led films directed by Chad Stahelski have done more than elevate headshots into high art.

Final Trailer for Pixar's Sequel 'Toy Story 4' - The Toys Will Be Alright "We have to make sure nothing happens to Forky." Disney + Pixar have unveiled the final official trailer for Toy Story 4, following a bunch of TV spots and trailers over the last few months. Opening in theaters in exactly one month. When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy… Pixar's emotional sequel looks like it builds on the ideas from Toy Story 3, taking us on another journey outside of the home when Forky tries to break free.

Now Fans Are Petitioning Marvel to Make Danny DeVito the Next Wolverine He already played a Penguin. Why not a Wolverine? Continue reading…

Evil has found its superhero in final trailer for Brightburn Now I'm not saying that you'd go around terrorizing the population and blowing shit up, but who among us would actually be able to resist the temptation to use real-life superpowers for a little mischief? BRIGHTBURN, the upcoming superhero horror from producer James Gunn, follows an alien from another world who crash-lands on Earth and is adopted by Tori (Elizabeth Banks) and… Read More...

What Taika Waititi Learned About Korg from Watching Avengers: Endgame Korg and Miek are back in Avengers: Endgame and Taika Waititi noticed something about his character he had never seen before.

'Spider-Man: Far from Home' Tops Moviegoers' Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuster Spider-Man: Far from Home topped Fandango's Most Anticipated Summer Movie Survey, voted upon by more than 2,000 moviegoers. The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe follows Tom Holland as the beloved web-slinging character, who heads to Europe after the game-changing epic Avengers: Endgame and discovers an entirely unexpected and exciting adventure. Disney's all-new live-action adventure The Lion King was named by moviegoers on Fandango as the most anticipated family...Read MoreRead Comments

‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Finds a Director, Daniel Brühl and Emily VanCamp in Talks to Join Cast Just this morning, we heard about what’s in store for Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, on the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Now we know who will be at the helm of the new series: Kari Skogland (The Walking Dead) has been hired to direct the six-episode show.

The Nightingale trailer reveals unsettling look at Jennifer Kent's new movie A few years have passed since director Jennifer Kent unveiled her horror masterpiece THE BABADOOK on audiences, and in those years film fans have been eager to see what she cooks up next. Her latest movie, THE NIGHTINGALE, tells the tale of a different, heavier and more real kind of terror when a young woman seeks revenge against the men who assaulted her. The movie premiered at Sundance and now you can all get a glimpse at one of the most talked-about movies of the festival, starring Aisling Franciosi,… Read More...

We still don’t know much about Christopher Nolan’s new movie, but at least we finally have a title: Tenet. That’s still not a whole lot to go on! But it’s something. Nolan has also added new cast members alongside the previously announced Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, and John David Washington. And yes, Michael Caine is one of them. In addition to all of that, we now have a slight plot description. We’ll take what we can get here. Little by little, information about Christopher Nolan’s mysterious new movie is starting to trickle out.

Christopher Nolan's New Movie Gets a Title, Main Cast Announced Robert Pattinson is set to star in Christopher Nolan's mystery project, which also stars John David Washington and Elizabeth Debicki.

See New ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Images Before the Prequel Series Hits Netflix in August Fans of the cult favorite fantasy adventure The Dark Crystal have been waiting for a new look at the 10-episode prequel series that takes place before the events of the 1982 feature film from Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Thankfully, following a tease awhile back, we have the goods in the form of a batch of new images from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, as well as the official release date for the anticipated project.

Full Official Trailer for the 'Downton Abbey' Movie with Maggie Smith "Downton Abbey is the heart of this community, and you're keeping it beating." Return to the countryside. Focus Features has revealed the full-length official trailer for the Downton Abbey movie, hitting theaters this September. The feature film continues the story that began on the beloved TV series following the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the beginning of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. The show originally ended in 2015 after six "series", but will continue now four years later.

STRANGER THINGS Season 3 Goes Full-Blown 80's With New Coke Ad; Colorful Character Posters RevealedSTRANGER THINGS Season 3 Goes Full-Blown 80's With New Coke Ad; Colorful Character Posters Revealed Stranger Things Season 3 is taking us back to the summer of 1985 when Coca-Cola debuted its now infamous New Coke. Celebrating the series' return, Coca-Cola will be re-releasing New Coke for a limited run.

Justice League: Black Suit Edition Fan-Made Trailer Tries to Recreate the Snyder Cut A hardcore DC fan has made the Justice League: Black Suit Edition and is now teasing the project with a full-length trailer.

Dan Aykroyd Wrote Ghostbusters High Prequel That May Become a Movie or TV Show Called Ghostbusters High, Dan Aykroyd's prequel screenplay is set in 1969 showing how the spirit hunters met.

Well Go USA has finally released the first trailer for Freaks, a hotly anticipated supernatural thriller that made waves at TIFF, and which was promptly acquired for a princely sum (rumors peg the sale at $2 million). Izzy reviewed the film from Miami, calling it "Amblin 2.0" Featuring a decidedly X-Men vibe, Freaks is the debut feature from Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein who also wrote the film starring Emile Hirsch, Lexy Kolker and Bruce Dern.

Not too long ago, we learned that Frozen voice actor Josh Gad might be working with Once Upon a Time creators Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz on a new show that would bring The Muppets to Disney+. However, it sounds like that’s not all Jim Henson’s beloved puppet creations will be up to on the Disney streaming service. A new rumor says The Muppets will also be starring in their own variety show-style shorts modeled after a trio of unscripted show formats.

20th Century Fox has released a new international trailer for the buddy cop action/comedy Stuber.

Stephen King Movie ‘The Long Walk’ Finds its Director in André Øvredal A little over a year ago, word broke that Stephen King‘s The Long Walk would be strutting its way onto the big screen. Now, The Long Walk movie has found its director. André Øvredal, who helmed The Autopsy of Jane Doe and the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, will bring King’s dystopian story of teens forced to compete in a deadly marathon. Deadline is reporting that André Øvredal will follow-up Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with Stephen King’s The Long Walk.

Orange is the New Black was one of Netflix's very first original series, but the prison dramedy will soon be closing its doors with its seventh and final season. Netflix released a handful of first look images as well as a teaser video for the final season today, which they've announced will debut on the streaming channel on July 26th. Check 'em out.… Read More...

"You're a blade, and I'm sharpening you." Bleecker Street Films has released the full-length official trailer for the indie dark comedy The Art of Self-Defense, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival this year to some great reviews. This film is the latest from director Riley Stearns (of the film Faults previously) and it's hitting limited theaters starting in July this year. Jesse Eisenberg stars as Casey, a fragile man who enlists in a local dojo after being attacked at random on the street.

There will be numerous connections made between Annie Silverstein’s Bull and Chloe Zhaos’s 2017 film The Rider. There’s a similar, documentary-like tone that also involves riding animals, the subculture that surrounds them, and the characters that gravitate towards these powerful beasts. Yet taken on its own, this debut manages to carve out its own path, firmly establishing Silverstein as a director to watch. The story is a kind of dark twist on the American dream, proving the lie that if you just work hard enough things will go your way.

‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 Trailers and Episode Titles Revealed Just a week after Netflix dropped the first Black Mirror season 5 trailer with the surprise reveal that the star-studded season would consist of only three episodes, the streaming giant has released three new trailers. Each trailer teases one of the individual episodes from the fifth season of the Charlie Brooker techno-horror anthology series, along with the official titles for the episodes.

Although ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL certainly didn't reach AVATAR-levels of box-office success, it did perform much better than I had expected, which means that a sequel isn't completely out of the realm of possibility. If you're ready to give the Robert Rodriguez film another watch, or, like me, check it out for the first time, then you'll be pleased to know that… Read More...

After premiering at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, The Current War was set to open in November of that year. The film was supposed to be a Weinstein Company release, but when the sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein effectively killed TWC, The Current War was pulled from the release schedule. Now, the film – which tells the story of the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse – will finally see the light of day. Remember The Current War? It’s okay if you don’t.

Bong Joon-ho reigns!! I didn't think he could be any better than he has already been (almost every film he has made is fantastic - from Memories of Murder to Okja), but South Korean master filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has delivered yet another near-perfect film. His latest film is titled Parasite, a dark comedy with some twists and turns and shocking moments and hilarious moments, and it's absolutely amazing. A complete and total knockout, a masterpiece of cinema. Oh my goodness gracious, it's so fucking good.

Quicksilver saves & Magneto threatens in new Dark Phoenix clips Although THE NEW MUTANTS is still on the slate for an April 2020 release, the upcoming DARK PHOENIX will serve as the conclusion to Fox's X-MEN saga now that Disney has taken over. After nearly being killed by a mysterious cosmic force in space, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) returns home to find that this force has made her infinitely more powerful, but also far more unstable. Unable… Read More...

Ever wonder how some of your favorite stars go to the movies? What about the stars of The Secret Life of Pets 2? Fandango is giving you early access to watch The Secret Life of Pets 2 on May 25, two weeks before the family comedy opens wide in theaters on June 7. To see where, exactly, the film will be screening early near you -- and to get your tickets now -- check out our Early Access page by clicking here. This new chapter explores the emotional lives of our...Read MoreRead Comments

A new Adam Sandler movie, more ‘Black Mirror,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ are all coming to streaming next month. Continue reading…

Josh Gad Taunts Robert Pattinson's The Batman, Teasing Penguin Yet Again Robert Pattinson is reportedly going to star in The Batman and Josh Gad wants his chance at taking on the role of The Penguin.

Final Booksmart Red-Band Trailer Takes Two High Schoolers on One Filthy Ride Annapurna Pictures has released the final trailer for Olivia Wilde's directorial debut Booksmart, which hits theaters this weekend.

The Batman Hopefuls Rumored to Endure Intense Casting Process Be it Robert Pattinson, Nicholas Hoult or someone else, Warner Bros. isn't messing around in casting the lead role for The Batman.

Celine Dion was one of the biggest pop culture icons of the ’90s thanks to hits like “My Heart Will Go On” and “The Power Of Love,” and since the new millennium, she’s been a mainstay in Las Vegas with a pair of multi-year residencies. Through it all, the Canadian superstar has famously retained her charmingly goofy sense of humor, and it was on full display during her new Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show. James Corden picked up Dion to help him navigate Vegas, and from there, it was nonstop fun.

DISNEY This weekend, Aladdin joins Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, and Dumbo as Disney animated classics to get a live-action remake. The Mouse House isn’t stopping there, either, with The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Mulan, Pinocchio, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Little Mermaid. There’s one post-Renaissance movie (which started with Mermaid) that certified Disney Legend Alan Menken thinks won’t ever get a reimagining, however. “I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to do Pocahontas, I think that story is going to be difficult.

Blumhouse's Invisible Man Gets a Spring 2020 Release Date Blumhouse's remake of The Invisible Man has locked down a 2020 release date, with Leigh Whannell set to direct.

DC Universe has released a batch of promotional stills for the first episode of Swamp Thing, and in addition to leads Crystal Reed and Andy Bean, we get another look at Derek Mears as the Earth Elemental.

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, a new movie set to reunite Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, and an Amazon Prime Video show called The Power have abandoned their plans to film in Georgia due to the state’s restrictive anti-abortion law.

Where is Avengers: Endgame on the domestic box office chart now? Is there a Man-Thing Easter egg in Guardians of the Galaxy? Want to watch the first part of a new Marvel Comics online documentary series about the X-Men? Who was originally also considered for Lois Lane in Man of Steel? Why does Patty Jenkins regret pushing back Wonder Woman 1984 to next summer?

Netflix Jane Levy regularly proves herself capable of ping-ponging between genres with ease. Horror fans know her best from turns in Hulu’s critically acclaimed Castle Rock, the fan-pleasing 2013 Evil Dead reboot, and one of the best suspense movies of recent years, Don’t Breathe. Levy also starred in three seasons of ABC’s Suburgatory sitcom, and she first cut her acting teeth on Showtime’s Shameless.

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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