Top Movie News for September 26, 2016

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Remake Rides To The Top Of The Box Office comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of September 25, 2016, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services.As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, comScore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world.

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: DEAREST SISTER, In Touch With Inner Demons With only her second film as director, Mattie Do takes a big step forward, both for herself as an artist and for Laos as a filmmaking community. Do broke ground with Chantaly, her debut as a filmmaker and also the first horror movie ever produced in the country. As with her first effort, Dearest Sister focuses closely on its characters rather than bloodletting or rollercoaster thrills; the pace is measured and deliberate and even more involving this time around.

Bumblebee, Hot Rod Spotted in Transformers 5 London Set Photos Autobots Bumblebee and Hot Rod are spotted with the Decepticon Barricade on the London set in new photos from Transformers: The Last Knight.

Chris Hemsworth Is Looking Huge For Thor: Ragnarok Chris Hemsworth is a physically fit man. That is no surprise to anyone who has ever seen him. It looks like he may have gotten as big as he has ever been for Thor: Ragnarok though. You can see from this Instagram photo the actor shared, that his arms a looking pretty ludicrous right now. This was posted to celebrate a Western Bulldogs win in the Australian Football League, but gives us our best look at the star who is currently filming. Take a look: Bulldogs yesssssss!!!!!!!!!

Could Captain America: Civil War Win an Oscar? Marvel Studios has officially started an awards season campaign for their blockbuster hit Captain America: Civil War.

Doctor Strange Gets A Couple TV Spots To Remind You How Cool The Film Looks Doctor Strange is barreling down on us pretty fast right, with the November 4th date mere weeks away at this point. Well, just over five to be exact. That is why it’s unsurprsing then that the promotional work is kicking up. Here are a couple of new TV spots that have just been released, showcasing the film in a couple ways. None of it is new by my eye, but there is lot of stuff in here though, and it covers a whole lot of imagery.

Jumanji 2 Story Details Emerge, 4 More Join the Cast Dwayne Johnson announces Ser'Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Alex Wolff and Morgan Turner have come aboard Jumanji 2 as plot details start to come in.

Jon Favreau Talks Happy Hogan's Return in Spider-Man: Homecoming Jon Favreau reveals how fun it is to come back as Happy Hogan alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming.

John Carpenter Has Laid Into Rob Zombie Over The Halloween Remake Rob Zombie‘s version of Halloween certainly has its cult following. While it didn’t land with too many critics, the film’s take on Michael Myers has garnered some love with Horror fans. It seems that the original’s director John Carpenter, isn’t among them though. To be fair, it seems there is a personal dislike there that taints his opinion. Speaking with New York Film Academy Students (via iHorror), Carpenter still holds some animosity over Zombie saying that Carpenter wasn’t supportive of the remake. He said: He lied about me.

Amazon has released the first trailer for their upcoming original television series Good Girls Revolt starring Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect) as Jane Hollander, Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot, The Newsroom) as Nora Ephron and Jim Belushi as Wick McFadden.

The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Talks Black Panther & Tupac Biopic TV fans recognize Danai Gurira as katana-wielding hero Michonne in AMC’s The Walking Dead. Gurira has garnered much praise for her four-seasons-long portrayal of Michonne, whose complex backstory is laden with trauma. We last saw Michonne and other members of Rick’s squad in immediate peril at the hands of the villainous Negan, and are eager to see more from her when the show returns to AMC this fall. Outside of The Walking Dead, though, Gurira is a bit of a Renaissance Woman.

Bill Nunn Remembered by Hollywood: ‘He Was a Gem of a Man’ With news of “Do The Right Thing” actor Bill Nunn’s death at age 62  on Saturday, Nunn’s show-business colleagues rushed to pay tribute to the actor on social media. “Private Practice” actress Audra McDonald, who worked with Nunn on the 2008 film “A Raisin in the Sun,” called the actor “a gem of a man.” “Heartbroken to hear of Bill Nunn’s passing. He was a gem of a man and I loved working with and getting to know him,” McDonald wrote.

New Line snags the rights to make a Fruit Ninja movie, for some reason If you're anything like me, I know you've long fantasized about a feature-film based on one of the biggest iOS games of all time, and no, I'm not talking about Angry Birds, we've already done that, do try to catch up. After the box-office success of THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, studios have been looking at other properties to adapt which people likely associate with sitting on the... Read More...

Leaked Wonder Woman Trailer #2 Photos Reveal a Battle Gal Gadot and Chris Pine are seen in two leaked photos from the upcoming second trailer for Wonder Woman, which hits theaters next June.

Sam Neill Knows Why Alan Grant Isn't in Jurassic World 2 Sam Neill reveals that his iconic character Alan Grant will not come back for Jurassic World 2, because of one simple reason.

PLOT: A young man (Asa Butterfield) discovers a world of “peculiars”, children with extraordinary abilities that are watched over by a woman, Miss Peregrine (Eva Green), who protects them from the minions of an evil scientist (Samuel L. Jackson). REVIEW: After taking a break from fantasy to tackle his down-to-earth passion project, BIG EYES, director Tim Burton is back playing on a large fantasy canvas,... Read More...

Bill Hader Is the Voice of Alpha 5 in the New 'Power Rangers' Aye-yi-yi-yi-yi! The new Power Rangers has Zords, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, and now Bill Hader as the robot Alpha 5. Continue reading…

Julia Roberts to Star in True-Crime Story of Framed PTA Mom Last month, the Los Angeles Times began a six-part story on Kelli Peters, a school volunteer and PTA member in the community of Irvine, California who became the unwitting subject of a bizarre conspiracy to ruin her family’s name. A few days later, Peters’ tell-all book, I’ll Get You! Drugs, Lies, and the Terrorizing of a PTA Mom, hit bookshelves across the country. It wasn’t long before the film rights to the book were shopped around in Hollywood, and now it appears a major star is interested in playing the role of Peters herself. Continue reading…

Netflix has a new ad that is a bit odd and kind of funny. The ad isn’t for a specific show but rather the idea of getting hooked on a show. Netflix continues to push the idea of binge watching programs. The company has yet to show how it measures the success of a series, but it may involve seeing how many viewers watch a show all the way through.

Fox has released a new 360 degree video for their horror series The Exorcist. The video shows the inside of an attic and allows you to pan around the room or up and down while a few odd things happen. Which is cool if you happen to be looking at the part of the room where they thing happens at the time. The series takes the original movie and expands on it. Following Father Thomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) as he is called in to deal with the Rance family.

Check Out Michael Fassbender In Action In New Assassin’s Creed Shot I’m quite jazzed about the the Assassin’s Creed movie. That universe could lend itself to film really well. It’s massive, with a near endless scope of history, and the focus on the Spanish Inquisition for the first film is a great choice. From the sounds of it, a lot of practical work has gone into the movie too, with a stuntman jumping 125 feet for a real Leap of Fate.

‘Rogue One’ Character Descriptions Detail Two Badass Aliens & New Stormtroopers The release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is just a few months away. But the onslaught of merchandise is much closer with Rogue Friday coming on September 30th next week. A whole slew of new toys, clothes, collectibles and much more will show off plenty of new characters from the first spin-off movie in the Star Wars universe.

Warner Bros. third movie in the DCEU was supposed to be a universal hit that would help calm the fears of weary viewers following Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Instead, Suicide Squad was also quite divisive, even while doing well at the box office.

If you’re one of those people who thinks that this past summer proved that movies are dead, may I cheerfully offer you Hunt for the Wilderpeople as Exhibit A in Hollywood’s defense? Not only did Taika Waititi give us one of the year’s best films in his hilarious and moving coming-of-age film, he also reminded audiences that Sam Neill is the kindly uncle we all wish we had in real life.

"We're trapped down here!" IFC Midnight has debuted a short teaser trailer for an indie horror film titled The Autopsy of Jane Doe, a new thriller about morticians who encounter a "Jane Doe" body unlike any other. Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox play father-son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. "Perfectly preserved on the outside, Jane Doe's insides have been scarred, charred and dismembered." As they begin to go to work, they discover "increasingly bizarre clues" that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

The Internet Movie Database, otherwise known as IMDb, and other entertainment database sites are now legally bound to remove the age of an actor if they request it. Why? It all comes down to discrimination.

After more than a year of buzz and waiting, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence’s new sci-fi film Passengers premieres in a little under three months. The script, written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange), has been around a lot longer and was even included in 2007’s Black List (a list of Hollywood’s most admired scripts that have yet to be greenlit).

The 42nd season of Saturday Night Live will kick off on October 1st. Just recently we found out the three new names who will be joining the cast following the surprising exits of Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam (and the not-so-surprising exit of featured player Jon Rudnitsky). And now we finally know who will be hosting the season premiere. Margot Robbie has risen to fame rather quickly in a short period of time thanks to her breakthrough turn in The Wolf of Wall Street up through her recent turn as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.

Costume Designers Marion Boyce and Margot Wilson discuss their swoon-worthy 1950s creations in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s latest.Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

Virtual Reality (or VR) is a thing now, and that's awesome. While it's in its early stages, the demos that have been shown in the gaming world, as well as concert (and porn) videos, shows that the new technology has potential. We're not able to use a holodeck to shoot Borg with machine guns yet, but it's a start.  Hulu is also trying to capitalize on that potential,... Read More...

Actor Paul Dano is gearing up to make his directorial debut. It was announced over the summer the Swiss Army Man star would direct Wildlife, based on Richard Ford‘s coming-of-age novel. Dano co-wrote the adaptation with actress, partner, and screenwriter Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks), but neither of them will star in the film. The stars of Wildlife are Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis). Below, learn more about Paul Dano’s directorial debut. Variety first reported Gyllenhaal and Mulligan have signed up for Dano’s film.

Good news, Whovians: we now know exactly when Class will be in session. U.K. fans will be able to catch the Doctor Who spinoff starting October 22 on BBC Three. U.S.

Sorry, Jared Leto; you’ll just have to deal with the fact that the world saw you diss Taylor Swift. “Suicide Squad” star Jared Leto has lost a lawsuit he brought against TMZ, over a video the website published featuring Leto saying he didn’t “give a f—” about Swift. Leto sued TMZ for copyright infringement in December, claiming that it had published an “unauthorized or stolen copy” of the video, and that the video was “private and confidential and not meant to be publicly released.” Also Read: Jared Leto Gave His 'Suicide

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Iris West actress Candice Patton confirms  to the magazine that a major revelation about Barry Allen's love interest will come to light as a result of the Flashpoint timeline.  "All I can tell you is that there’s quite a big reveal when it comes to Iris in the premiere — though that doesn’t mean she’s wildly different in the Flashpoint timeline," says EW.   However, Patton was quick to add that Iris won't be radically different from the burgeoning journalist we all know and love.

Bad Santa was a novel concept that ran pretty far with the swearing, drinking Santa schtick, and it grew a fanbase into what could arguably be called a ‘cult’ following. The series is making a return this Christmas with Bad Santa 2, and you can get your best look at it here with these two trailers. There is a very sweary, NSFW trailer up first, which seems to really be trying to ram home its crude comedy here. And I mean that. It is pretty vulgar.

In a new sneak peek at Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4, episode 02 -  "Meet the New Boss" clip,  Daisy (Chloe Bennet) surprises  Robbie (Gabriel Luna) at the junkyard where he works and questions him about his seemingly innocent victims and makes a few ambiguous accusations and threats. Of course, that doesn't sit too well with Robbie who knows exactly what kind of people his victims were.

A few months ago, the first featurette for the upcoming DC animated movie Justice League Dark hit the internet. And while the film has yet to receive a release date for home video  —  or its inevitable “one night only” theatrical showing as part of a Fathom Events promotion  —  it appears that the first official group shot of the Justice League Dark superheroes has finally found its away online for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of iO9. Continue reading…

According to Entertainment Weekly, Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) has joined Supergirl in a recurring role for its upcoming second season.

Roger Corman Manu Bennett are bringing Death Race 2050 to New York Comic Con this October.

Star Wars 8 Space Bomb Action Scene Leaked A new action scene from Star Wars 8 has leaked, which will reportedly feature Finn and a lot of First Order troops along with a few space bombs.

We all knew that this whole "there not being Harry Potter" thing wouldn't last for long. Fans had not only grown in love with the characters for what's now almost 20 years, but they'd fallen just as much in love with the world itself. Sure, an actual Harry Potter story on film seemed unlikely -- at least in the immediate future -- but another story set in the Wizarding World seemed very likely. And it was.Then Warner Bros. surprised no one when the revealed they'd be, in fact, be creating a spinoff film series.

In April 2015, it was revealed that Lorenzo di Bonaventura  was working on finding  a home for Millar and Quitley's limited series, Jupiter's Legacy.  While doing press for Deepwater Horizon, he provided an update on the project, revealing that he thinks its actually better suited for television.   Talking to THR, Bonventure stated, "I have a project with Mark Millar, who wrote [the comic that became] Kingsman: The Secret Service, that is a superhero project: Jupiter's Legacy.

In the past, superhero films often chose the biggest, buffest guy possible to play the hero — think Shaquille O’Neal as “Steel.” Today’s films choose a great actor first — think Robert Downey Jr. as “Iron Man” — and then get him in incredible shape. That has led to many older onscreen heroes, since an actor may be in his 40s before he has the star power to be a convincing icon.

Park Chan-wook has spent much of his career being compared to the great Alfred Hitchock and The Handmaiden isn’t going to stop that. But there’s something to be said for a modern filmmaker being constantly placed side-by-side with one of the greatest directors of all time and there’s something more to be said when that director was known for his range and his willingness to take risks.

The Simpsons is entering its 28th year, yet I still have new questions every time I see showrunner Al Jean at the Fox Television Critics Association party. Jean has been the show runner for 26 of the 28 years. He took two years to do the short-lived animated series The Critic, and may be the only other person besides myself who has watched every single episode of The Simpsons. This year, Fox made some announcements during their TCA executive session. Amy Schumer is doing a voice role on all of their Sunday night animated shows, and The Simpsons will do their first ever one-hour episode.

The ashes of the late Truman Capote — who wrote the acclaimed novels “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”  and “In Cold Blood” — were auctioned off over the weekend for $43,750 by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The self-proclaimed “auction house to the stars” obtained the late author’s remains from Joanne Carson, ex-wife of the late “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson.

Set photographer Clay Enos confirms an obscure detail from Batman v Superman that sheds some new light on the story.

Assassin's Creed is a big gamble for 20th Century Fox, especially considering Hollywood's long-documented history with video game films, but, despite that, there's still plenty of reason to be optimistic that this one turns out differently.  The film stars 2x Academy Award-nominee Michael Fassbender in the lead as Callum Lynch and as his assassin counterpart Aguilar with a supporting cast featuring Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard, Primetime Emmy-nominee Michael K.

  Mark Millar’s material is highly popular in the pages of comic books and highly sought after for big-budget Hollywood adaptations. Several of his books have made the transition including Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service (which is getting a sequel), perhaps most famous of all was his work on Marvel’s Civil War series.

Director Peter Berg dives back into the realm of real-life events this week with DEEPWATER HORIZON, based on the 2010 disaster that caused 11 deaths and is now known as the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich, Ethan Suplee, and Dylan O'Brien, the film is a powerful retelling of the human struggle to survive the... Read More...

Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe is constantly expanding, with planned films slated to go on into the 2020s, fans of its many franchises know two things to be true at each movie premiere: the films should not be upheld as direct interpretations of the comics, and Stan Lee is going to show up somewhere.

Box Office

  • 1. Magnificent Seven, The
    Gross: $35,000,000
    Total: $35,000,000
  • 2. Storks
    Gross: $21,805,000
    Total: $21,805,000
  • 3. Sully
    Gross: $13,830,000
    Total: $92,393,447
  • 4. Bridget Jones's Baby
    Gross: $4,523,065
    Total: $16,460,740
  • 5. Snowden
    Gross: $4,144,989
    Total: $15,139,215

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