Top Movie News for December 15, 2017

John Williams' STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Score Is Now Available To Stream Across All PlatformsJohn Williams' STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Score Is Now Available To Stream Across All Platforms Disney and LucasFilm have released iconic composer John Williams' mesmerizing score for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi on all streaming platforms for your listening pleasure! Click on for more...

Stan Lee: X-Men & Fantastic Four Joining MCU is ‘Great Piece of News’ Comic book legend Stan Lee praises Walt Disney Studios’ acquisition of 20th Century Fox. After weeks of going back-and-forth, The Walt Disney Company officially announced plans to purchase 21st Century Fox’s movie and TV assets for approximately $52.4 billion in stock.

Peter Jackson says Weinstein made him blacklist Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino Once upon a time, Peter Jackson pitched his ambitious THE LORD OF THE RINGS project to Miramax, which at the time consisted of two movies instead of three. The project was in development at Miramax for over a year, during which many casting conversations took place. It was during this time when Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh expressed their enthusiasm for Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino, but Jackson told Stuff that... Read More...

Fans Either Totally Love or Totally Hate The Last Jedi There is no middle ground with Star Wars fans, as crowds take to social media to register their love or disgust with The Last Jedi.

Oscar Isaac in talks to voice Gomez in animated The Addams Family movie The Addams Family has been laying dormant for quite some time, but at long last, the delightfully morbid family will be returning to the big-screen. MGM got the ball rolling on the animated feature in the wake of the cancellation of Tim Burton's stop-motion Addams Family and set Conrad Vernon (SAUSAGE PARTY) to direct. Now, the voice-cast is beginning to come together as The Tracking Board is... Read More...

Jack Black as Pennsylvania's Polka King in Trailer for 'The Polka King' "I heard that people are investing money in you." Netflix has finally unveiled the official trailer for The Polka King, a film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year (back in January) and will be released on Netflix just before the Sundance Film Festival next year (in early 2018). Jack Black stars as Jan Lewan, a Polish immigrant who became the "King of Pennsylvania Polka" and started a Polka Ponzi scheme. This is based on a true story and it almost seems too crazy to be real, but it is. The cast includes Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, J.B.

First photo of Hawk & Dove reveals outstanding comic-to-screen accuracy A few week's back, we got our first look at Brenton Thwaites as Robin for Warner Bros. Television's forthcoming live-action TITANS series. As a long-time fan of Bruce Wayne's trusty ward-turned-vigalante hero, I must say that I'm thoroughly impressed with how comic-accurate Thwaites costume is. Today, the WB has unleashed a photo of Alan Ritchson and Minka... Read More...

Fear, Anxiety Sink In at 20th Century Fox After Disney Takeover News Fear and uncertainty are sinking in on the 20th Century Fox lot now that Hollywood has had a night to sleep on Disney’s $52.4-billion bid to acquire the media company’s prime assets. Employees at 20th Century’s film and TV studios are wracked with anxiety over the prospect of layoffs — which analysts said are a forgone conclusion — according to nearly a dozen staffers and collaborators TheWrap spoke with on Thursday and Friday.

Bob Iger, Kathleen Kennedy Form Hollywood Sexual Misconduct Commission Chaired by Anita Hill Hollywood top executives — including Disney CEO Bob Iger, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and WME’s Ari Emanuel — have formed and are funding a special commission to combat sexual misconduct in the industry. The commission is chaired by Anita Hill, who made headlines with sexual harassment accusations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during Thomas’ confirmation hearings in the early 1990s. During the meeting — which was convened by Kennedy, Nike co-chair Maria Eitel, attorney Nina Shaw and social policy philanthropist Freada Kapor Klein –le

IT Director & Russo Brothers to Adapt Sci-Fi Book The Electric State IT director Andy Muschietti and Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe are teaming up for a sci-fi film based on The Electric State, a narrative artbook by Simon Stålenhag.

Disney/Fox Deal May Result in Over 10k Jobs Being Lost A new report claims that the Disney-Fox merger could result in the loss of anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 Fox jobs in widespread cost-saving layoffs.

Justice League DP Never Saw Final Zack Snyder Cut Justice League DP (aka. director of photography) Fabian Wagner has admitted he never saw the final Zack Snyder cut of the DC superhero movie.

Battlestar Galactica creator to helm Space Race drama for Apple Ronald D. Moore, the creative behind the re-imaged BATTLESTAR GALACTICA television series, has just landed a straight-to-series order from Apple for a Space Race drama. The project hails from Sony Pictures Television and Moore's Tail Ship Productions, and will explore what might have happened in the global space race had never ended. In past, Moore, who... Read More...

Kevin Hart Is on a Misson to Remake Mrs. Doubtfire While promoting Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Kevin Hart says he'd like to remake the Robin Williams classic Mrs. Doubtfire.

‘The Last Jedi’ Pulled In A Massive Thursday Box Office Haul Disney/Lucasfilm Nobody thought Star Wars: The Last Jedi was going to tank. Or, for that matter, that it was even going to disappoint, at least in terms of what it made at the box office. It was really just a question of whether Rian Johnson’s heavily anticipated followup to The Force Awakens was going to possibly rival its predecessor’s haul. We got a rather clear sign of just that now that Thursday’s gargantuan box office numbers are in. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Star Wars: The Last Jedi pulled in a staggering $45 million from Thursday night alone.

With Wormwood, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris creates his boldest, most thought provoking film yet. A delirious, haunting blend of talking-head documentary and narrative reenactment; a true crime saga that doubles as a government conspiracy polemic. A saga wrought with mystery, grief, scandal, and puzzlement. There’s never really been anything quite like this. Dramatic reenactments of real-life moments are so commonplace in documentaries now – particularly true crime documentaries – that it’s easy to forget that there was a time when they were considered taboo.

Dustin Hoffman Accused of Sexual Assault & Harassment New allegations of sexual misconduct against Dustin Hoffman have come to light, claiming the actor exposed himself to a minor and sexually assaulted two other women. These allegations come in the wake of three other women recently accusing Hoffman of misconduct. Reports of misconduct against Hoffman originated in October, when a production assistant on Death of a Salesman alleged that Hoffman assaulted her when she was 17. Kathryn Rossetter, Hoffman’s co-star in Death of a Salesman, also alleged Hoffman groped and assaulted her during the play’s production.

‘The Devil’s Backbone’: 13 Revelations About Guillermo del Toro’s Masterpiece From an Incredible New Book Matt Zoller Seitz and Simon Abrams have created a stunning, essential new book devoted to Guillermo del Toro‘s 2001 gothic horror movie The Devil’s Backbone. Through in-depth interviews with del Toro and the cast and crew of the film, the Devil’s Backbone book details both the making of one of del Toro’s best films, and del Toro’s insights into filmmaking as a whole. In 1997, Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro went Hollywood with the horror film Mimic. It didn’t go so well.

Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin took to the ring during a recent pro wrestling event, and used Home Alone-style tricks to get the victory. Culkin is far from the only celebrity wrestling fan to decide to actually get in the ring, although it’s rare to see said celebrity actually dive off of the top rope. Usually, celebrity guests are there to either be threatened with harm – only to be saved by a fan favorite wrestler – or hit a quick knockdown shot, thus humiliating a hated heel.

Rob Lowe has signed on to direct and star in a gender-swapped remake of the creepy 1956 horror classic The Bad Seed, for Lifetime. That may seem like an odd move for Lowe to make on the surface, but it will simply continue a career that’s already been rather eclectic.

It's not always a simple task to adapt a British television series for American audiences. For every success story such as The Office, there's a failure like The IT Crowd waiting in the wings. The celebrated British sitcom ran from 2006-2010, with a one hour special in 2013, and revolved around three staff members in the IT department of Reynholm Industries: Maurice Moss (Richard... Read More...

48 Hours Remake Is Happening with Good Time Directors The Eddie Murphy classic 48 Hours is getting the remake treatment from the filmmaking duo behind Good Time.

Warner Bros has released a clip of the upcoming DC Animated Film, Gotham by Gaslight. The film is based on the comic by Mike Mignola, Brian Augustyn, and P. Craig Russell, whose description reads: In 1889, Bruce Wayne is on a tour of Europe. His trip to Europe ends in Vienna, where he has come to learn from Dr. Freud. Bruce tells Freud that he has a recurring dream in which he recalls the murder of his parents and decides he must return to Gotham City.

Early Thursday morning, the Walt Disney Company announced that it was buying 21st Century Fox in a historic $52.4 billion deal that has shaken the media and entertainment industries.

John Wick director to helm adaptation of comic Kill or Be Killed JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO proved the first movie as no fluke, and that director Chad Stahleski could up the ante and deliver the stylish action and deepen the story. He’s now one of the most sought-after names in the business, and on top of doing the third WICK movie has signed on to helm the adaptation of the comic book series, KILL OR BE KILLED by Ed Brubaker. Per THR, the movie is set to be written... Read More...

The Biggest Surprise In ‘The Last Jedi’ Is A Delightful Throwback To The Original Trilogy LUCASFILM [This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi] The scripts for Game of Thrones season seven were leaked online months in advance. It’s big news when a major death on The Walking Dead isn’t ruined. A “this post contains spoilers” is now a near-obligatory introduction to any article (see: this article) written about Marvel. Or DC. Or especially Star Wars. But to the immense credit of Disney, and the millions they spent on anti-drone drones and the jacked Eastern European bodyguards who flew them, little about The Last Jedi was spoiled in advance.

James Cordon, Zendaya, Zac Efron, and Hugh Jackman performed in 'Crosswalk: The Musical' on 'The Late Late Show' ahead of 'The Greatest Showman' release.

As the monumental Disney acquisition of Fox begins to take effect, we're starting to get a better idea of the role Marvel Studios will play in the short-term with respect to Fox's Marvel properties.

While the production ultimately went a much different route with The Last Jedi Porgs' look, new artwork reveals they could have been much colorful.

Sometimes shows and movies write themselves into a corner — hard. That’s not a problem if the series or franchise is pulling the plug for good. But with so many revivals and sequels happening today (not to mention programs that get picked up for an additional season after airing a “fauxnale”) it’s becoming more common to totally retcon plot points to make things work.

Filmmaker Paul Haggis was accused of rape in a lawsuit filed Friday by publicist Haleigh Breest. Haggis denied the accusation and responded with a lawsuit against Breest that claims he was the victim of a $9 million extortion attempt. In the lawsuit, obtained by Variety and Deadline, Breest says the rape occurred in 2013 after Haggis offered her a ride home from a movie premiere. She says that Haggis forced her to come up to his apartment for a drink and “almost immediately began to make unwanted sexual advances and to forcibly kiss her.” “Eventually, Mr.

Clarice (Jodie Foster) has some questions regarding Robert Mueller’s probe into Trump’s ties to Russia directed toward Hannibal Lecter (Stephen Colbert).

Did Gwyneth Paltrow Drop a Big Avengers 4 Spoiler? In a recent Instagram post, Gwyneth Paltrow may have revealed a major spoiler for the still untitled Avengers 4.

Clint Eastwood’s latest movie 15:17 to Paris has won an appeal over its original R rating, which the director and producers thought was inappropriate and could possibly limit the audience. Now the true-life drama will be released in theaters with a PG-13 rating instead. Eastwood was first announced as the director of the project in April.

Although President Donald Trump told Fox mogul Rupert Murdoch his $52.4 billion deal with Disney “could be great for jobs,” as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday, business experts suggest otherwise. In announcing the deal, Disney said it expects at least “$2 billion in cost savings” derived from “efficiencies realized through the combination of businesses,” without elaborating on what that means. But many analysts say the savings will likely come from job cuts.

The Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for the 24th annual SAG Awards this morning, and a few movies continue to hold strong with this year's major honors, while others are making advances in the race toward the Oscars.  The Shape of Water was once again recognized for the performances by lead actress Sally Hawkins and supporting actor Richard Jenkins, while Lady Bird also maintained its favor with nods for lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress...Read MoreRead Comments

By Matthew Monagle In defense of ‘The Brothers Bloom,’ the ugly duckling of Rian Johnson’s pre-‘Star Wars’ filmography. Nothing reminds us of the subjective power of film than an attempt to rank the works of an individual filmmaker.

Netflix Condemns Net Neutrality Repeal in Official Statement Netflix has issued an official statement condemning the repeal of Net neutrality protections. U.S. officials have always struggled to decide just how the Internet should be regulated. A defining moment was in 2015, when the Obama administration classified the Internet as an essential utility. That meant it fell under the jurisdiction of the F.C.C., and could be regulated by them. Crucially, the F.C.C.

Watching movies while cozy on your couch with your own snacks and blankets is becoming an increasingly appealing option compared to going to a movie theater.

America has Superman, Batman and Spider-Man.

We’re pretty overdue for a Marlon Brando biopic, so, good news, Hollywood is cooking one up right now. Continue reading…

In the world of celebrity (applied here in the most broadest sense) deaths none may have been more invited this year than the passing of the infamous Charles Manson. The cult leader and orchestrator of what would be known as the Manson Family Murders finally succumbed to old age in November.    Our friends at Breakthrough Entertainment have secured worldwide distribution rights to James Buddy May's docudrama Charles Manson: The Final Words.

Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill has gone ahead and debunked many of the popular fan theories for the newly-released Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Wars fandom has certainly been no stranger to the fan theory phenomenon, especially since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 and started making new movies again. Everyone has heard theories about who Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) parents are, whether Luke Skywalker might turn evil, and other potential twists and turns on the way in the movies to come.

The New Mutants social media has put out two new videos teasing Cannonball's nightmare and Wolfsbane praying to a higher power.

The Last Jedi pays loving tribute to Carrie Fisher as the actress plays the iconic Princess Leia Organa one final time.

"You're trying to set me up." Lionsgate has debuted the third and final trailer for the action-thriller train movie starring Liam Neeson, titled The Commuter. This trailer doesn't waste time setting up the story or the first conversation, it just gets right into it and shows some of the action. From the same director of Non-Stop (the airplane movie) and The Shallows, this is about solving a crime on the train. Neeson plays an insurance salesman who gets mixed up in a conspiracy on his daily train commute home.

Amazon continues “auditioning acts” for their upcoming Carnival Row, adding Andrew Gower (Outlander‘s Prince Charles Edward Stewart) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘s Jamie Harris as series regulars to the eight-episode fantasy series from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, Paul McGuigan and Legendary Television.

On Wednesday, we exclusively unleashed the trailer for the live-action WOODY WOODPECKER movie upon the world (you're welcome), which has since become the subject of much talk around the net. Wait, what? I'm serious, have you watched it yet? Here, why not take a gander at the trailer for yourself, and see why it might be giving people nightmares: Now do you understand? That red and blue bird is... Read More...

A new report claims that the Disney-Fox merger may put an end to the X-23 spin-off, although a Wolverine reboot is inevitable.

Rian Johnson's Last Jedi learned from the mistakes of The Force Awakens to become one of the best sequels in the Star Wars franchise.

Production wrapped on Glass earlier this month in a very familiar location, the comic book shop used for 2000's Unbreakable.

The arrival of Christopher Nolan's DUNKIRK was met with a large amount of critical acclaim, with some even calling it Nolan's best film to date. Now that awards season is in full swing, the World War II drama is snagging all sorts of awards as well, recently picking up Golden Globe nominations for Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Score. Christopher Nolan spoke with the New York Times for their... Read More...

Next week, on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., when Fitz finds himself at the lowest of lows, he'll get a much-needed assist from his old friend, Lance Hunter! Check out the new promo for next week's episode now!

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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