Top Movie News for February 26, 2017
For those of you curious about the fate of the CBS series Training Day now that star Bill Paxton has passed away, reports are that the 13 episode series order completed filming in December, leaving nine new episodes to run with the next one being this Thursday. The series was doing moderately in the ratings, making a second season renewal unlikely. The series debuted with a 4.7 rating, but only a 0.9 in its demo and that dropped to 3.7 and 0.7 by the fourth episode.
- USA Today: Actor Bill Paxton, star of ''Titanic' and TV's 'Training Day,' dead at 61
- Deadline: Bill Paxton Had Completed Order For CBS’ ‘Training Day’ Before His Death
- IndieWire: Bill Paxton’s Final Press Tour: How ‘Training Day’ Paid Homage to His Texas Upbringing and Indisputable Charm
- Bleeding Cool: Twister And Training Day Actor Bill Paxton Passes Away At Age 61
- Variety: Bill Paxton, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Big Love’ Star, Dies at 61
- Vulture: Bill Paxton Dead at 61
- Coming Soon: RIP Bill Paxton, Popular Actor Dead at 61
- Horror Society: Breaking: Aliens, Predator 2 Star Bill Paxton Has Passed Away.
- Moviefone: Bill Paxton Dies at Age 61: Celebs Mourn Friend, Co-Star
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: R.I.P. Bill Paxton
- IndieWire: Bill Paxton Dead at 61: Emmy-Winning ‘Big Love’ and ‘Titanic’ Actor Passes Away From Surgical Complications
- IGN Movies: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
- Dread Central: RIP: Bill Paxton – Aliens and Frailty Star Passes Away at 61
- Cinema Blend: Beloved Actor Bill Paxton Has Died At 61
- Variety: Hollywood Reacts to Bill Paxton’s Death: ‘Heaven Just Got a Lot More Fun’
- IndieWire: Hollywood Remembers Bill Paxton
- Deadline: Hollywood Mourns Bill Paxton: “A Wonderful Man”, Says Tom Hanks
- Coming Soon: Exclusive: Jenny Wright Remembers Bill Paxton
- USA Today: Photos: The life of Bill Paxton (1955-2017)
- Vulture: Celebrities Grieve the Death of Bill Paxton
- Denver Post: Family representative says actor Bill Paxton has died
- Hollywood Reporter: Bill Paxton Witnessed JFK's Final Public Speech in Person
- Dark Horizons: R.I.P. Bill Paxton
- Variety: James Cameron Honors Bill Paxton: ‘The World is a Lesser Place’
- Hollywood Reporter: James Cameron Pays Tribute to Close Friend Bill Paxton: "Bill Leaves Such a Void"
- Variety: Storm Chasers Honor Bill Paxton with ‘Twister’ Tribute
- The Wrap: Bill Paxton, Star of ‘Titanic’ and ‘Aliens,’ Dies at 61
- HitFix: Bill Paxton, Star Of ‘Aliens’ And ‘Twister,’ Has Died At 61
- Screen Crush: Bill Paxton, Star of 'Aliens' and 'Twister,' Passes Away at 61
- HitFix: Hollywood And More React To The Shocking Death Of Bill Paxton At 61
- JoBlo: Bill Paxton of Aliens, Twister, Big Love and more has died at 61
- SlashFilm: ‘Aliens’ and ‘Twister’ Star Bill Paxton Has Passed Away at 61
- Comic Book Movie: EDGE OF TOMORROW & ALIENS Star Bill Paxton Passes Away At 61EDGE OF TOMORROW & ALIENS Star Bill Paxton Passes Away At 61
- ScreenRant: Bill Paxton Dies At Age 61
- The Wrap: Hollywood Reacts to Bill Paxton’s Death: ‘Wonderful Man’ With a ‘Huge Heart’
- The Wrap: Bill Paxton’s 20 Best Roles, From ‘Aliens’ to ‘Titanic’ to ‘Big Love’ (Photos)
- Bleeding Cool: Hollywood Reacts To Bill Paxton’s Death With Outpouring Of Tweets
- FirstShowing.net: Actor Bill Paxton Has Died at Age 61 Due to Complications from Surgery
- The Wrap: Will the Oscars Add Bill Paxton to the In Memoriam Film?
- Twitch: RIP Bill Paxton: 1955 - 2017
- MovieWeb: Bill Paxton Dies at 61, Star of Aliens, Twister, Titanic
Simon Kinberg is everything an aspiring writer could hope to be. He’s written some of the biggest and most expensive blockbuster movies of his generation. He’s leveraged his talent as a writer into a lucrative career in film and television producing. He’s pushed the boundaries of superhero films and will even tackle his very own Star Wars sequel in the not-too-distant future. He’s been nominated for an Academy Award. By any measure of success, Kinberg is one of Hollywood’s best and brightest. Continue reading…
- ScreenRant: What Simon Kinberg Learned From X-Men: Apocalypse
- Cinema Blend: Why The Next X-Men Movie Should Retell The Dark Phoenix Story, According To Simon Kinberg
- We Got This Covered: Simon Kinberg Teases Mister Sinister Appearance In Future X-Men Movies
- Comic Book Movie: Simon Kinberg Addresses X-MEN: SUPERNOVA Directing Rumors, Recasting Wolverine, And An X-23 MovieSimon Kinberg Addresses X-MEN: SUPERNOVA Directing Rumors, Recasting Wolverine, And An X-23 Movie
- ScreenRant: X-Men: Supernova – Simon Kinberg Responds to Directing, Dark Phoenix Rumors
- Comic Book Movie: X-MEN Producer Simon Kinberg Hints At Plans For Future Movies Based On ALPHA FLIGHT And THE EXILESX-MEN Producer Simon Kinberg Hints At Plans For Future Movies Based On ALPHA FLIGHT And THE EXILES
- ScreenRant: X-Men: Supernova – Simon Kinberg on the Possibility of Directing
- Bleeding Cool: Channing Tatum’s Gambit Movie Could Be Ready To Shoot Next Year, Says Simon Kinberg
- ScreenRant: Logan & X-Men: Apocalypse Connection Confirmed
- SlashFilm: Simon Kinberg Confirms ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘New Mutants’ Targeting 2018 Release Dates
- Vulture: Patrick Stewart Is Done Making X-Men Movies Because Logan Is Just That Good
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Logan is apparently so good that Patrick Stewart is quitting X-Men
- Cinema Blend: The Great Advice Ian McKellen Gave Hugh Jackman On The Set Of The First X-Men Movie
- MovieWeb: X-Men Spin-Off Gambit Won't Begin Production Until 2018
- SlashFilm: Nicholas Hoult is Pretty Sure He’s Coming Back For ‘X-Men: Supernova’
- Comic Book Movie: Beast Actor Nicholas Hoult Is Pretty Sure He'll Be Part Of The X-MEN: SUPERNOVA CastBeast Actor Nicholas Hoult Is Pretty Sure He'll Be Part Of The X-MEN: SUPERNOVA Cast
- JoBlo: Patrick Stewart announces his retirement from the X-Men franchise
- ScreenRant: Patrick Stewart Retiring From X-Men Franchise After Logan
- Bleeding Cool: X-Man No More: Patrick Stewart Announces His Retirement From The X-Men
- HitFix: Patrick Stewart Is Retiring From The ‘X-Men’ Franchise After ‘Logan’
- Latino Review: Patrick Stewart Retiring From X-Men After Logan
- MovieWeb: Logan Will Be Patrick Stewart's Final X-Men Movie
- ScreenRant: X-Men News: Alpha Flight & Exiles Spinoffs In Consideration
- Bleeding Cool: Nicholas Hoult Pretty Sure He’s Involved In New X-Men Movie That Fox Isn’t Technically Making Yet
- SlashFilm: Patrick Stewart Is Retiring from X-Men Movies Because ‘Logan’ Is So Damn Good
- Bleeding Cool: Report: Fox’s X-Men Cinematic Universe Quickly Burning Through Viable Properties
- MTV Movies Blog: Logan Is Going To Be Patrick Stewart’s Last X-Men Movie
“Moonlight” was the big winner Saturday at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney hosting the most casual awards shows on the calendar in a beachfront tent in Santa Monica. Although the show was telecast on IFC, those watching missed some action that only those attending the ceremony were privy to.
- IndieWire: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: The Best Things Jeff Nichols, Kirsten Johnson, Matt Ross and More Told Us From the Blue Carpet
- Variety: How to Watch the Spirit Awards Online
- Variety: Natalie Portman Will Not Attend Oscars, Spirit Awards Due to Pregnancy
- Hollywood Reporter: Natalie Portman Won't Attend Oscars, Spirit Awards Due to Pregnancy
- IndieWire: Natalie Portman Skipping the Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards Due to Pregnancy
- Variety: Spirit Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Feature Film Award
- IndieWire: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: What This Year’s Nominees Want to See from the Film World in 2017
- Dark Horizons: “Moonlight” Sweeps 2017 Spirit Awards
- Variety: Casey Affleck Slams Trump Administration’s ‘Abhorrent’ Policies in Spirit Awards Speech
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Moonlight destroyed all comers at the Independent Spirit Awards
- Hollywood Reporter: Spirit Awards: A 'Moonlight' Love-In Becomes a Trump Rebuke
- IndieWire: Will ‘Moonlight’s Indie Spirit Awards Love Extend to Oscar Sunday?
- Deadline: Spirit Awards: Casey Affleck Slams “Abhorrent” and “Un-American” Trump Policies – Watch
- Variety: Spirit Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Dominates En Route to the Oscars
- USA Today: 'Moonlight' wins big at Spirit Awards
- Hollywood Reporter: Oscars: Inside the Star-Studded 'Night Before' Party With Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Matt Damon and More
- Dread Central: The Witch Conjures Up Two Wins at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards
- Vulture: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s Hilarious Spirit Awards Monologue Confirm They Should Be Hosting the Oscars Next Year
- Vulture: Barry Jenkins, Ava DuVernay Get Furious About Trump Administration’s Rollback of Trans Protections at Independent Spirit Awards
- Cinema Blend: How Jimmy Kimmel Is Making Fun Of Matt Damon Before The Oscars Even Begin
- IndieWire: In Troubled Times, the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards Finally Found a Purpose
- HitFix: John Mulaney And Nick Kroll Roast Trump And Bannon At The 2017 Spirit Awards
- The Wrap: ‘Moonlight’ Shines at Spirit Awards, But Could Oscars Be as Bright?
- FirstShowing.net: 'Moonlight' Sweeps with 6 Major Wins at the 2017 Indie Spirit Awards
- Screen Crush: 'Moonlight' Dominates the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards
Earlier this month, we reported on Ryan Murphy’s plans to make the next season of American Horror Story about a real life American horror story: the 2016 presidential election. That plan still stands, but Murphy clarified at the Publicists Guild Awards Luncheon that this doesn’t mean Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will actually be characters on the show. “The themes of American Horror Story have always been allegories,” Murphy said while collecting an award, according to IndieWire.
- Dread Central: Another American Horror Story Season 7 Update – No Clinton or Trump Characters
- Vulture: George Clooney Dings Donald Trump With Edward R. Murrow’s Condemnation of McCarthyism
- IndieWire: George Clooney Slams Donald Trump in Clever César Awards Acceptance Speech — Watch
- Dread Central: New Bethany Trailer and Stills Tell a Real American Horror Story
- Vulture: Turns out, American Horror Story Is Only Doing a Season About the U.S. Election Thematically
- Deadline: President Donald Trump Will Not Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner; Event Will Go On As Scheduled (Update)
- Variety: President Trump Says He Won’t Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner
- IndieWire: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Tackle Donald Trump, Mel Gibson and ‘Moonlight’ With Independent Spirit Awards Monologue
- IndieWire: Donald Trump Didn’t Have a Starring Role at the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards
- Deadline: Spokesperson Explains Donald Trump’s Press Dinner No-Show: “We Spend Enough Time Around Each Other”
- Bleeding Cool: Former WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley Praises WWE Hall of Famer Donald Trump Ahead Of Bellator 179 Fight
- Variety: Razzie Awards 2017 Winners List: ‘Hillary’s America,’ ‘Batman v Superman’ Dominate
- Deadline: Hillary Finally Wins…A Razzie: Complete List Of Golden Raspberry Honorees
- Dark Horizons: “Hillary” & “Batman” Are 2017 Razzie Winners
- ScreenRant: Razzies 2017 Winners: Hillary’s America & Batman v Superman Dominate
- HitFix: ‘Batman V. Superman’ And ‘Hillary’s America’ Are The Kings Of Crap According To The Razzies
- Bleeding Cool: Batman v. Superman v. Hillary At The 37th Annual Razzie Awards
- Filmonic: Hillary’s America and Batman v Superman Take Top “Honors” at Razzie Awards
- SlashFilm: 2017 Razzies Awards Winners: ‘Batman v Superman’ Takes As Many Hits as ‘Hillary’s America’
Berlin Independent Film Festival Announce 2017 Winners http://www.berlinfest.com/festival-2/festival-2017/ Another year, another BIFF. 2017's edition no. 8 afforded Director Jim Devaux & Deputy Director Claudine Biswas-MacKenzie the opportunity to exhibit boundary crossing short films, innovative feature presentations alongside music videos and courageous documentary filmmaking from around the globe. Berlin Independent Film Festival is an international filmmaking shindig which takes place annually at the Babylon.
- Twitch: Berlin Independent Film Festival announces 2017 winners
- Coming Soon: 2017 Razzie Award Winners Announced
- IndieWire: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Full Winners List
- IndieWire: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: The Best Things Winners Casey Affleck, Isabelle Huppert and More Said Backstage
- Coming Soon: 2017 Spirit Awards Winners Announced
- MovieWeb: 2017 Razzie Awards Winners Announced
- The Wrap: Independent Spirit Awards: The Complete Winners List
- SlashFilm: 2017 Independent Spirit Award Winners: ‘Moonlight’ Shines with a Sweep
- Comic Book Movie: The 2017 Razzie Award "Winners" Have Been AnnouncedThe 2017 Razzie Award "Winners" Have Been Announced
- Moviefone: Razzie Awards 2017 'Winners': The Full List
- Deadline: Indie Spirit Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Sweeps Day, Takes Best Feature – Full Winners List
- Vulture: Watch a Definitive Snapshot of the Past 20 Years of Costume Design Winners
- Twitch: NYC Weekend Picks, Feb. 24-26: Jordan Peele Curates, Oscar Nominated Shorts and Best Picture Winners, and Doc Fortnight 2017
- Film School Rejects: Watch (Clips From) All 88 Best Picture Winners Right Here
- JoBlo: Batman v. Superman, Hillary's America "dominate" the Razzies winners list
Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out easily takes the top spot at the box office while Rock Dog and Collide fail to crack the top 10.
- Hollywood Reporter: Weekend Box Office: 'Get Out' Unseats 'Lego Batman' With Stellar $30.5M Debut
- Moviefone: Weekend Box Office: 'Get Out' Scares Up Whopping $30.5M Debut
- USA Today: Box office: Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' scares up $30.5M debut
- The Wrap: ‘Get Out’ Conquers Oscar Weekend Box Office With $30.5 Million
- HitFix: Weekend Box Office: A Surprise Smash, An Afterthought, And A Disaster
- JoBlo: Weekend Box Office Report: February 24-26, 2017
- Screen Crush: Weekend Box Office Report: 'Get Out' Takes Control
- Variety: Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Scores Monster $30.5 Million Opening
- Deadline: ‘Resident Evil’ Rocks China With Record $94.3M Debut – International Box Office
- Deadline: Oscar-Nominee ‘My Life As a Zucchini’ Opens Solid; Spirit Winner ‘Moonlight’ Over $22M – Specialty Box Office
- The Wrap: ‘Get Out’ Races to $10.8 Million Lead at Friday Box Office
- MTV Movies Blog: Get Out Has Officially Murdered The Box Office Competition
For every Luke Skywalker, Jyn Erso, and Rey fighting against the Empire or First Order, there’s a droid out there standing right by their side. In many ways, the robots of Star Wars are the true unsung heroes of the franchise. After all, it was R2-D2 and C-3PO who delivered Leia’s stolen Death Star plans to the Rebel Alliance. It was the reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO who sacrificed himself helping a squad of rebels infiltrate Scarif.
- Cinema Blend: Someone Edited Star Wars To Give R2-D2 Dialogue, And It’s Hilarious
- Cinema Blend: Star Wars May Finally Re-Release Its Original Trilogy Unaltered Cuts
- Cinema Blend: Star Wars May Finally Re-Release Its Original Trilogy Unaltered Cuts
- IGN Movies: Han Solo Movie: Classic Star Wars Designs That Could Show Up
- IGN Movies: Star Wars Rebels: "Through Imperial Eyes" Review
- The A.V. Club: TV Club: Star Wars Rebels produces a high-stakes, cat-and-mouse thriller of an episode
- HitFix: ‘Star Wars’ Trivia Reveals Jabba The Hutt Could’ve Been More Disgusting
- Screen Crush: The New 'Star Wars: Aftermath' Novel Could Explain the Origins of the Knights of Ren
- ScreenRant: Star Wars: J.J. Abrams Praises Young Han Solo Script
- Bleeding Cool: Mindless Speculation On The 40th Anniversary Panel At Star Wars Celebration
- Comic Book Movie: SUPERHEROSTUFF Product Spotlight: Must-Have Geek Gear Featuring STAR WARS, SPIDER-MAN, And MoreSUPERHEROSTUFF Product Spotlight: Must-Have Geek Gear Featuring STAR WARS, SPIDER-MAN, And More
The Michael Bay helmed war drama, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, has found itself in a crossfire of a very different sort on this Academy Award weekend. It had been nominated in the category of Best Sound Mixing alongside Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, La La Land, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but the Academy has announced that the film had been disqualified for consideration due to a rule breach. It seems that one of the sound editing crew members, Greg P. Russell, had violated rules around campaigning.
- Vulture: Extremely Handsome Oscar Nominee Mahershala Ali Is Now a Hot Dad
- IndieWire: ’13 Hours’ Oscar Nomination Rescinded After Academy Discovers ‘Telephone Lobbying’ Violation
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Academy rescinds Oscar nomination for 13 Hours crew member
- Dark Horizons: Oscar Disqualifies A “13 Hours” Sound Mixer
- The Wrap: Oscar Drama: Academy Yanks ’13 Hours’ Sound Mixer’s Nomination for Rules Violation
- ScreenRant: 13 Hours Sound Mixer Disqualified From Academy Awards
- HitFix: The Academy Rescinds An Oscar Nomination For ’13 Hours’ After A Rules Violation
- Screen Crush: Academy Revokes Oscar Nomination for '13 Hours' Sound Mixer
- Deadline: Academy Rescinds Sound Mixing Nomination for Greg P. Russell of ‘13 Hours’
- USA Today: Oscars shock: Academy strips nomination for '13 Hours' sound mixer
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki reveals on social media that he has always wanted to pay Nightwing.
- We Got This Covered: Jared Padalecki Says He’s Always Wanted To Play Nightwing, New Fan Art Emerges
- ScreenRant: Nightwing Movie: Jared Padalecki Wants to Play Dick Grayson
- Cinema Blend: One TV Star Wants To Play Nightwing In The DCEU, And He’s Perfect
- Coming Soon: Chris McKay on Why He Likes Nightwing as a Movie
- Cinema Blend: What Kind Of Film The Nightwing Movie Will Be, According To The Director
- IGN Movies: Nightwing Movie Director on Why He Likes the Character
- Latino Review: Nightwing: 5 Actors Who Could Take On The Role Of Dick Grayson
- ScreenRant: Nightwing: Fan Art Imagines Dev Patel In The Role
- ScreenRant: LEGO Batman Director on What Makes Nightwing ‘Fascinating’
- Screen Crush: 'Nightwing' Director Chris McKay Explains Why the DCU Needs Dick Grayson
“Game of Thrones” star Neil Fingleton died Saturday, according it a statement posted on the Tall Persons Club Facebook page. He was 36. “Sadly it has come to our attention that Neil Fingleton Britain’s Tallest man passed away on Saturday,” the statement reads. “Neil became Britain’s Tallest man in 2007 passing the height of Chris Greener. Neil started off in basketball in the USA before becoming an actor and starring in the X-Men First Class and also recently in the Game of Thrones.
- Deadline: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Neil Fingleton Dies: UK’s Tallest Man Was 36
- Variety: ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Neil Fingleton Dies at 36
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: R.I.P. Neil Fingleton, Game Of Thrones and Doctor Who actor
- Bleeding Cool: Game Of Thrones/Doctor Who Actor Neil Fingleton Dead At Age 36
- Vulture: Neil Fingleton, Game of Thrones’ Mag the Mighty, Dead at 36
- Deadline: Bill Paxton Dies: ‘Twister’, ‘Big Love’ Actor Was 61
- Hollywood Reporter: Bill Paxton, 'Aliens' and 'Twister' Actor, Dies at 61
- Vulture: James Cameron Remembers Friend and Frequent Collaborator Bill Paxton: ‘He Was a Good Man, a Great Actor, and a Creative Dynamo’
- Fandango Movie Blog: 'Aliens,' 'Twister' and 'Titanic' Actor Bill Paxton Dies at 61
It’s well-known at this point that Logan is set to be Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart’s final film as Wolverine and Professor X, respectively. Taking place several years in the future in 2029, the film brings an end to Jackman and Stewart’s 17-year long onscreen journey as the characters, catching up with both when they’re older than they’ve ever been before, and slowly dying together.
- Comic Book Movie: X-23 Unsheathes Her Foot Claws In A Kick-Ass New TV Spot For LOGANX-23 Unsheathes Her Foot Claws In A Kick-Ass New TV Spot For LOGAN
- Cinema Blend: Why Magneto Isn’t In Logan, According To Ian McKellen
- AintItCool: Wanna see LOGAN free with AICN at the fabled venue, Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar?!?!?! Too Late!
- Cinema Blend: This Rotten Week: Predicting Logan, The Shack And Before I Fall Reviews
- Screen Crush: 'Logan' Is Also the Last Ride for Patrick Stewart's Professor X
- Comic Book Movie: Sir Patrick Stewart Officially Announces That LOGAN Will Be His Last Time Playing Professor Charles XavierSir Patrick Stewart Officially Announces That LOGAN Will Be His Last Time Playing Professor Charles Xavier
- ScreenRant: Logan: Fox Had Little Influence On Final Cut
- ScreenRant: Logan: Ian McKellen Jokes About Why Magneto Doesn’t Appear
- HitFix: Hugh Jackman Credits Jerry Seinfeld For His Decision To Leave Wolverine Behind In ‘Logan’
- SlashFilm: Wolverine Doesn’t Wear His Signature Yellow Suit in ‘Logan’ and Here’s Why
The Marvel Cinematic Universe began the exploration of its cosmic side in 2014 with Guardians of the Galaxy and expanded to further dimensions last year with Doctor Strange. Given that Phase 3 will reach its highest point with Infinity War and will end with the still untitled fourth Avengers movie, bringing together the Avengers and the Guardians, the second Guardians movie will play a bigger role than the first. The release date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ...Click to continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Promo Image Reveals Kurt Russell’s Character
- Comic Book Movie: New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Promotional Photo Reveals Our First Look At Kurt Russell As EgoNew GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Promotional Photo Reveals Our First Look At Kurt Russell As Ego
- Dark Horizons: First Photo: Kurt Russell As Ego In “Guardians”?
- Cinema Blend: New Guardians 2 Image Gives Us A Better Look At Kurt Russell’s Ego
- We Got This Covered: Here’s When You’ll Get To See The New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer
- We Got This Covered: A Bunch Of A-Holes: Where The Guardians Of The Galaxy Might Be Headed
- ScreenRant: Full Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Trailer Arrives On Tuesday
- Comic Book Movie: Chris Pratt Set To Debut New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Trailer This Tuesday On Jimmy Kimmel Live!Chris Pratt Set To Debut New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Trailer This Tuesday On Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- Dark Horizons: New Marvel’s “Guardians” Sequel Trailer Tuesday
- Coming Soon: Guardians 2 Trailer Tuesday and First Ego the Living Planet Photo
After getting roundly roasted by critics and most comic book fans so badly that it led to Ben Affleck’s disappointed face becoming an internet meme, it would seem that “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” would be a lock to win Worst Picture at the Razzies this year, right? Not in Trump’s America. Instead, the sarcastic awards ceremony that “honors” the worst films of the year gave its top prize to Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.” The film, which was released just af
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: The Razzies split their hate between Batman V. Superman and Dinesh D’souza
- Screen Crush: Razzies Name 'Hillary's America' and 'Batman v Superman' the Worst Films of 2016
- Vulture: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Cleans Up Shop at 2017 Razzies
- Cinema Blend: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Dominates At Razzies 2017
- We Got This Covered: Razzie Awards 2017: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Nabs 4 Honors
- JoBlo: Check out the catchy end credit sequence from The Lego Batman Movie
- JoBlo: Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Batman, G.I. Joe, The Mask, Scarface
Many of us are old enough to remember when commercials were considered a necessary annoyance that we had to sit through while waiting for television shows to come back from a break. Now, they’re a think that we seek out and watch, on purpose, as a reward in and of themselves. We’re just talking about the special ones that play during events like the Super Bowl. Pretty much any commercial is considered a big deal, thanks to the age of the Internet, and the 24 hour entertainment news cycle.
- Coming Soon: New Doctor Who Series 10 Promo Arrives
- Vulture: Doctor Who Trailer: Give a Warm, Timey-Wimey Welcome to the Newest Companion
- Deadline: ‘Doctor Who’ Trailer Teases Return Of “Most Dangerous Man In The Universe”
- IndieWire: ‘Doctor Who’ Trailer Shows New Companion Bill in Action
- Dark Horizons: “Doctor Who” Series 10 Teaser Trailer
- Vulture: David Harewood Doesn’t Want Doctor Who’s Next Doctor to Be a White Guy
- Bleeding Cool: Doctor Who Spinoff Class To Be Canceled After One Season, Says Report
For years, comic book fans everywhere begged and pleaded with 20th Century Fox to make a Deadpool movie that did the character justice. It looked like the studio was going to do just that initially with the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009 and the casting of Ryan Reynolds as the beloved character. Unfortunately, fans know what a disaster that version of the character wound up being, and it was another seven years before the character got a second chance at silver screen stardom, once again played by Reynolds.
- Cinema Blend: Could Russell Crowe Play Cable In Deadpool 2? Here’s What He Said
- ScreenRant: Deadpool 2: Russell Crowe May Be Interested in Playing Cable
- Screen Crush: 'Deadpool' Comic Creator Has His Glowing Eye on Russell Crowe for 'Deadpool 2'
- ScreenRant: Deadpool 2 Filming Update: Later Start Date Reported
- Bleeding Cool: Rob Liefeld Has Career Advice For Russell Crowe: Try To Score Cable Role In Deadpool Sequel
- JoBlo: Russell Crowe courted by Deadpool creator to play Cable
- MovieWeb: Deadpool 2 Will Begin Shooting Later Than Expected
- HitFix: ‘Deadpool’ Creator Rob Liefeld Would Like A Certain Oscar Winner To Play Cable In The Sequel
As I'm writing this, Jordan Peele's recently released GET OUT is sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, one of very few horror movies to be able to make that boast. Seems that people are pretty pumped about both the film and its star, Daniel Kaluuya. Audiences are likely to be keeping a much closer look at Kaluuya's future work, and Deadline reports that Kaluuya is set to join the cast of... Read More...
- The Wrap: Daniel Kaluuya to Star in Steve McQueen Heist Thriller ‘Widows’
- IndieWire: ‘Get Out’ Star Daniel Kaluuya Joins Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ Alongside Viola Davis
- We Got This Covered: Daniel Kaluuya Will Lead Steve McQueen’s Widows
- Dark Horizons: “Get Out” Star Kaluuya Joins “Widows”
- Hollywood Reporter: Rapid Round: Allison Williams on 'Get Out's' "Carefully-Written," "Deliberate," "Provocative" Thrills
Fox Searchlight Jackie star Natalie Portman is among five contenders in the running for this year’s very shiny Best Actress Academy Award. If Portman’s acclaimed portrayal of Jackie Kennedy wins top spot, it will make her second win in the category. Don’t count on the actress bounding up the stairs to collect her Oscar if she does win, though. Variety reports that Natalie Portman’s pregnancy will keep the actress from attending this weekend’s awards activity. The subject was addressed in a statement that laid the situation out in black and white.
- Vulture: Natalie Portman Skipping Oscars Due to Pregnancy
- USA Today: Best actress nominee Natalie Portman will miss Oscars
- Dread Central: 10 Horror Stars Who Should Have Won Best Actor at the Oscars
- IndieWire: 6 Ways the Oscars Could Make History This Year
- Dread Central: 10 Horror Stars Who Should Have Won Best Actress at the Oscars
Ever since Iron Man was first released in the summer of 2008, Marvel Studios has been slowly working towards next year’s Avengers: Infinity War, even if that might not have been clear to fans until Thanos’ first appearance during the end credits of The Avengers. Bringing together almost all of the main and supporting characters from the previous films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it will be a team-up film the likes of which cinema has never seen before.
- We Got This Covered: Will Michael Rooker’s Yondu Be In Avengers: Infinity War?
- ScreenRant: Avengers: Infinity War – New Details On 6 Month Scotland Shoot
- ScreenRant: Avengers: Infinity War – Michael Rooker Hints At Yondu’s Return
- MovieWeb: Yondu to Return In Avengers: Infinity War?
- Comic Book Movie: Michael Rooker Seemingly Confirms Himself For AVENGERS: INFINITY WARMichael Rooker Seemingly Confirms Himself For AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
- Cinema Blend: Looks Like Another Guardians of the Galaxy Character Will Be In Infinity War
- Bleeding Cool: Will Michael Rooker’s Yondu Appear In Infinity War?
- ScreenRant: Captain America: Civil War Concept Art Highlights Wakanda, Avengers HQ
Let their voices be heard! This is important. We try to keep politics out of the discussion here on FS, but this statement deserves our undivided attention. And I stand by and support all of these filmmakers and their message. Just in time for the Academy Awards this weekend, the filmmakers behind the five nominated Best Foreign-Language Films have released a joint statement.
- Thompson on Hollywood: Foreign-Language Oscar Nominees Make Joint Political Statement
- ScreenRant: Oscars: 2017 Foreign Language Nominees Condemn ‘Fanaticism’ in Joint Statement
- Hollywood Reporter: What the Oscar Nominees Are Doing Next
- The Wrap: Oscar Foreign Film Nominees Denounce ‘Climate of Fanaticism and Nationalism’ in US
- The Wrap: Oscar Parties: Ava DuVernay, Meryl Streep Rouse Female Oscar Nominees (Photos)
It’s no secret that Barack Obama is a total cinephile — last year he and Michelle named their favorite films of 2015 (The Martian and Inside Out, respectively), and a few months ago he even listed his favorite sci-fi movies (mostly the agreed-upon classics). Being the President comes with its fair share of perks, including first access to any new releases he wants to watch. Now we know what was on the list he requested for his swanky White House screening room. Continue reading…
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Trump is ditching the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
- The A.V. Club: Film Club: La La Land remains the Best Picture frontrunner among a strong set of nominees
- Vulture: Trump Will Not Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner
- Vulture: WATCH: 3 Color Tricks That Defined La La Land’s Dreamy Los Angeles
Meryl Streep is getting another opportunity to spit some political fire all over the Dolby Theatre on Sunday. Today the Academy revealed that yes, of course Streep would be among the presenters at this year’s ceremony, probably hoping for another rousing speech from the actress who’s made it known that she won’t take any nonsense from anyone, not even from the highest office in the land. Continue reading…
- Deadline: Meryl Streep Fires Back At Karl Lagerfeld Over Oscar Dress Comments
- HitFix: Meryl Streep Says Karl Lagerfeld ‘Defamed’ Her With His Oscar Dress Comments
- Deadline: Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Meryl Makes Another Speech; Walmart Cozies Up To Oscar; Razzies Get Political
- Variety: Meryl Streep Slams Karl Lagerfeld Over Oscars Dress Drama: He ‘Defamed Me’
The Syrian-born cinematographer of the Oscar-nominated “The White Helmets” won’t be able to attend Sunday’s awards after being barred him from entering the country, according to the Associated Press. “The White Helmets” is nominated for Best Documentary Short, but 21-year-old cinematographer Khaled Khateeb can’t travel to Los Angeles, according to internal Trump administration correspondence, obtained by the AP, stating the Department of Homeland Security won’t allow him in the country. Khateeb was scheduled to arrive Saturday in Los Angeles on
- USA Today: Syrian cinematographer from 'White Helmets' can't enter USA for Oscars
- Deadline: Syrian Cinematographer For ‘The White Helmets’ Denied Entry Into U.S. To Attend Oscars
- IndieWire: ‘The White Helmets’: Members of Syrian Civil Defence Will Not Attend Oscars
- Screen Crush: Cinematographer of Oscar-Nominated Film 'The White Helmets' Denied U.S. Entry
The biggest night in Hollywood is just around the corner — no not the Oscars, the red carpet … because everyone knows that what celebrities will be wearing is a lot more important than the extremely prestigious awards they’ll be receiving. So how can you get in on the red carpet action without actually being there? Well, because it’s 2017 you’ll be able to livestream and judge all your favorite stars’ fashion choices from the comfort of your home. First things first — the Academy Awards will be on Sunday, Feb.
- Variety: Oscars: Showers May Dampen Academy Awards Red Carpet
- IndieWire: 2017 Oscars Live Stream: How to Watch the Ceremony Online
- The Wrap: How To Watch the 2017 Oscars Live Online
- IndieWire: 2017 Indie Spirit Awards Live Stream: How to Watch the Ceremony Online
- Variety: How to Watch the 2017 Oscars Online
- The Wrap: Spirit Awards 2017: Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)
With Logan, Kong: Skull Island, Beauty and the Beast, Power Rangers and Ghost in the Shell releasing next month, March is shaping up to be full of potential blockbusters. Power Rangers sits at number 14 on our Most Anticipated List as fans wait to see how the upcoming reboot fares in translating the ’90s children’s TV series into a more mature big-budget film and possible franchise. The first trailer for Power Rangers established a “teenager out of water” vibe for the film, which made the five Rangers appear as social outcasts before becoming heroes.
- MovieWeb: It's Morphin Time in New Power Rangers International Trailer
- Comic Book Movie: POWER RANGERS: Latest TV Spot Adds More Fuel To The Green Ranger FirePOWER RANGERS: Latest TV Spot Adds More Fuel To The Green Ranger Fire
- Comic Book Movie: POWER RANGERS: Latest TV Spot Adds More Fuel To The Green Ranger FirePOWER RANGERS: Latest TV Spot Adds More Fuel To The Green Ranger Fire
If our own Mike Ryan’s review is any indication, Logan sounds like the blunt, bloody superhero adaptation comic book fans have been waiting for. (Deadpool was pretty good, too.) Yet the film sadly marks what will probably be Hugh Jackman’s last appearance in the role he originated back in 2000’s X-Men, along with Logan co-star Patrick Stewart’s Professor Charles Xavier.
Wait, are we sure that its Twin Peaks Day and not Simon Kinberg Day, because this dude is everywhere, this afternoon - including this JoBlo exclusive interview. Earlier, the writer-producer spoke about an alternate cut and the future of the Fantastic Four at Fox, now, he's spoken with Comicbook.com about the state of Channing Tatum's on-again-off-again plans for an X-Men-related GAMBIT film. At... Read More...
- Comic Book Movie: Channing Tatum Reportedly Committed To GAMBIT, But Don't Expect It To Start Shooting For A While YetChanning Tatum Reportedly Committed To GAMBIT, But Don't Expect It To Start Shooting For A While Yet
- HitFix: Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Is Still In The Plans, While ‘Fantastic Four 2’ Has A Bleaker Forecast
Everybody expects Viola Davis to win an Oscar for “Fences” on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre, but does she really deserve it? I’m not saying Davis isn’t awards-worthy — after all, she won the Tony Award for playing the same role of Rose, the long-suffering wife of embittered former Negro league ballplayer Troy Maxson, in the 2010 Broadway revival of August Wilson’s powerhouse play.
There aren’t a lot of Japanese animators with name recognition on this side of the Pacific. We have Hayao Miyazaki — co-founder of Studio Ghibli and director of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, and countless others — and…well, that’s about it. Sure, we can maybe point to Mamoru Hosoda or Makoto Shinkai as others with more universal appeal, but they’re nowhere close to the level of fame as Miyazaki.
Cinematographer Khaled Khateeb earned his first major credit on the Netflix documentary short The White Helmets. Now, the film is nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at the Academy Awards. The 21-year-old Khateeb risked his life for the film to document the deadly Syrian Civil War and the work of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets. The group is credited with saving over 60,000 civilians from destroyed buildings [and received a nobel peace prize last year for their selfless services].
While Marvel has a reputation for valuing continuity on both sides of the camera, it’s easy to forget that the first two phases of Marvel movies were essentially put together by hired guns. The early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were populated by directors like Alan Taylor, Kenneth Branagh, Joe Johnston, and Shane Black, one-and-done filmmakers who were either not invited or not inclined to go a second round with the studio. Continue reading…
A recently discovered behind-the-scenes photo shows Margot Robbie in a never-before-seen costume from Suicide Squad.
Skyfall and Spectre star Naomie Harris says that there is a very good chance Daniel Craig will return for James Bond 25.
The CW has found its Black Lightning. Cress Williams has been hired to play the titular lead in the eponymous series, which was originally slated for Fox, but picked up by CW instead when they realized that every other show on their network is based on a comic book, so why not go all in?
It’s just a meal, what’s the worst that could happen?Continue reading on Film School Rejects »
"The DC Extended Universe is in trouble." That’s a lot of the narrative surrounding this universe from Warner Bros that began with Man of Steel in 2012 and continued in 2016 with Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. Frankly, a lot of fans don’t seem to like these movies, and some have seen the last two films on the slate as a desperate attempt to catch up to Marvel’s own Cinematic Universe before they’ve earned their place alongside them.But is that really the case?
A new rumor claims a member of the Green Lantern Corps. is showing up in Justice League, but it's not one of the more famous ones.
Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox, Keegan-Michael Key and Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi are all expected to speak on Friday at United Talent Agency’s “United Voices” rally outside the company’s Beverly Hills headquarters. Other speakers at the event — organized in response to the flurry of activity by the nascent administration of President Donald Trump — include UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer, California Lt. Gov.
The story of Robin Hood has been adapted for the screen many times over the years, starting back in the silent days when Douglas Fairbanks used the classic tale as a vehicle for his signature acrobatic swashbuckling.
- Bleeding Cool: A New Script Titled ‘Marian’ Sets Out To Reinvent Robin Hood
Universal Pictures When it was announced that most of the Love Actually cast would be reuniting for a sequel sketch for 2017’s Red Nose Day, the initial delight at seeing what happened to everyone after that fateful Christmas was followed by a wave of sadness due to the loss of Alan Rickman.
- Dark Horizons: Thompson On Her “Love Actually” Reunion Absence
While #OscarsSoWhite doesn’t look like it’s happening this year, the Academy Awards have still been mired in their usual amount of controversy. What with our new President’s attempted travel ban that would have restricted people from primarily Muslim countries from entering the US, and the overall xenophobic malaise that’s been settling over the regime since Election Day, relations between our country and the rest of the world have been pretty awkward. Continue reading…
Pushing the boundaries of what qualifies as news even for the Entertainment Media, podcast Meet the Movie Press is floating a new rumor that a cast member of hit show LOST is up for a role in Marvel’s Inhumans. “It is a veteran. I’m not going to say whether it is a man or a woman, it’s a veteran of the television show LOST,” said host Jeff Sneider via a transcription from Heroic Hollywood. “A LOST veteran, I think, is getting a big role in The Inhumans. There is like 80 people in LOST.
Producer Hisako Tsukaba is currently working on Summer of the Piranha specifically for Japan.
- Dark Horizons: “Piranha” Getting A Japanese Reboot?
Earlier this week, SR published a round-up of the so far uniformly positive reviews that the new racially-charged horror/comedy Get Out – the directorial debut of Key & Peele co-creator Jordan Peele – had received over on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. At the time of that article’s writing, Get Out still only had about 30 reviews posted, and it’s not too uncommon for a highly praised film to start out at the 100 percent mark based only on early reviews, then have that score drop by the time said movie has actually arrived in theaters.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has recruited two prominent Iranian Americans to represent him at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Farhadi’s “The Salesman” is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, but the filmmaker is boycotting the event because of President Trump’s continued attempt to ban travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering America. Anousheh Ansari, who was the first female space tourist, and Firouz Naderi, a former director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA, will represent “The Salesman” on Sunday night, despite having zero
Next week, on Legion, we delve deeper into David Haller's subconscious as and hopefully uncover a few answers about his past. Come check out nine new promotional stills from the upcoming installment now!
- IGN Movies: 9 Things John Wick Chapter 3 Needs to Do
With this being the fifth season of Arrow, we know that by the end of the season that Oliver Queen needs to return to the island, Lian Yu. Which seems very far away from where he is now, fighting with the Bratva in Russia. EW.com asked Marc Guggenheim to tease just how that is going to happen: I can tease that it will either be by boat or plane. I can also tease he won’t be going back alone. I guess we can knock submarine, hot air balloon, blimp, and teleportation device off the list.
Last season, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) was the leader of the team on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. He found a way to connect with everyone on the ship, most notably he helped Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) look at herself as more than just a killer. This season Rip has been missing for most of the season, forcing Sara into a leadership role and now that he’s back, he’s working with the bad guys. Last week they captured him and have him imprisoned on the Waverider, but if they can get him back to being the old Rip is still to be seen.
- Thompson on Hollywood: RIP Entertainment Writer Amy Dawes, Who Spent 30 Years Writing About the Movies
A regular fixture of both film and TV since the early ’80s, Danny Glover is still probably best known for his work as gruff cop Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series.
- Dark Horizons: Danny Glover Was Almost Raiden In “Kombat”?
We've been seeing a lot of Wonder Woman merchandise over the past few weeks and now, we have a look at an upcoming movie tie-in novel, featuring a brand new promotional photo of Princess Diana in action!
- Coming Soon: New Wonder Woman Promo Image Revealed
Peter Jackson’s 2005 King Kong was a lot of things – a period piece, an adventure, a tragic romance – but above all it was an action movie that had lots of scenes of Kong doing battle with other massive prehistoric monsters.
- Coming Soon: King Kong Fights in a Skull Island Trailer Tease
1. Get OutGross: $30,524,435Total: $30,524,435
2. Lego Batman Movie, TheGross: $19,000,000Total: $133,006,578
3. John Wick: Chapter TwoGross: $9,000,000Total: $74,412,700
4. Great Wall, TheGross: $8,719,160Total: $34,424,800
5. Fifty Shades DarkerGross: $7,700,400Total: $103,635,615