Top Movie News for December 11, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has had more question marks hovering over it than one would typically expect from a Star Wars movie, being the first feature film set outside the continuity of the main series and taking on a different tone and aesthetic in order to differentiate itself. Although Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens revived the beloved sci-fi adventure franchise by continuing the main saga, Rogue One is the first of Disney and Lucasfilm’s spinoff films.
- We Got This Covered: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Could Open With $350M Worldwide
- Cinema Blend: How Much Star Wars: Rogue One Is Expected To Make In Its First Five Days
- Hollywood Reporter: Watch the 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Premiere Live Stream
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' — THR's Live Blog
- Variety: Star Wars Prequel ‘Rogue One’ Thrills Audience at World Premiere
- Cinema Blend: Star Wars: Rogue One Just Screened, Here’s What Critics Think
- Latino Review: STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE - Villain Marvels At The Death Star’s “Awesome” Power In IMAX TV Spot
- SlashFilm: Rogue One Bits: The Voice of Admiral Raddus, a ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Cameo, and a Preposterous Boycott
- ScreenRant: Star Wars: How Jar-Jar Influenced Rogue One’s K-2SO
- SlashFilm: Listen to a Sample of Michael Giacchino’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Score
- Latino Review: STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE - Take A First Listen To Michael Giacchino’s Original Score For The Flick!
- Latino Review: STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE - Jar-Jar Was Used As A Reference For What Not To Do For K-2SO
- MovieWeb: Are These Classic Star Wars Characters in Rogue One?
- Bleeding Cool: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Star Riz Ahmed Doesn’t Think Much Of #DumpStarWars
- MovieWeb: Is Star Wars Droid K-2SO the Jar Jar Binks of Rogue One?
- ScreenRant: Star Wars: Gareth Edwards Compares Rogue One Tone to Empire Strikes Back
- HitFix: Destruction Looms In The Awesome IMAX TV Spot For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’
- ScreenRant: Star Wars: Listen to Two Tracks from the Rogue One Soundtrack
- Bleeding Cool: Get Your First Listen To Michael Giacchino’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Score In New Video
- The Wrap: Watch The ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Premiere Red Carpet Live Stream (Video)
- Hollywood Reporter: Disney Warns 'Rogue One' Premiere Traffic "Will Be as Challenging as a Death Star Trench Run"
- Hollywood Reporter: Which 'Star Wars' Icons Are Among Hollywood's 50 Favorite Female Characters?
- AintItCool: John Cena Hosts SNL!! GREEK WEDDING 2 Hits HBO!! Maul Menaces STAR WARS REBELS!! Saturday TV!!
- Cinema Blend: Star Wars: Possible Episode 8 Title Revealed
- We Got This Covered: Has The Title Of Star Wars: Episode VIII Been Revealed?
- The A.V. Club: Income Disposal: Today’s best deal: The best travel pillow, Star Wars digital bundle, and more
- Dark Horizons: Trademark Filing Suggests Next “Star Wars” Title?
- IndieWire: ‘Rogue One’ Star Riz Ahmed Stunned by #DumpStarWars Boycott, Believes Film Will Unite People
- The A.V. Club: TV Club: Ezra faces Maul and so much more on a taut, tense Star Wars Rebels
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Rogue One': First Reactions from the Premiere
- ScreenRant: Rogue One IMAX TV Spot: The Death Star Is Beautiful
- The Wrap: Relax, #DumpStarWars: ‘Rogue One’ Star Riz Ahmed Denies ‘Petty’ Anti-Trump Messages (Exclusive Video)
- Comic Book Movie: Has The Title Of STAR WARS EPISODE VIII Finally Been Revealed?
- Screen Crush: Rumor: Did a Copyright Filing Reveal the 'Star Wars: Episode 8' Subtitle?
- HitFix: Has The Title Of ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Been Revealed In This Trademark Filing?
- ScreenRant: Disney CEO Comments on Future Star Wars Movies
- Denver Post: Denver native, “Silicon Valley” star T.J. Miller arrested in Hollywood on suspicion of battery
- Variety: Paul Verhoeven on ‘Elle’ Star Isabelle Huppert, Producer Said Ben Said & Future Projects
- Deadline: Arrested ‘Silicon Valley’ Star T.J. Miller Keeps Critics’ Choice Hosting Gig
- Variety: ‘The Donor’ Wins the Golden Star at Marrakech
- IndieWire: Isabelle Huppert’s 100 Faces: Discover The Depths of the ‘Elle’ Star’s Extraordinary Career
- Vulture: Dolly Parton, the Shining Star on Top of America’s Dry, Sparse Tree, Joins Pentatonix’s Christmas Special
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Shameless star Emmy Rossum wants to be the highest-paid person on Shameless
- IndieWire: ‘The Mick’ Red Band Trailer: ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Star Kaitlin Olson is Fox’s Newest Nasty Woman
- Badass Digest: The Savage Stack: STAR 80 (1983)
- Variety: Stanley Kwan Readies Biopic of Literary Star Sanmao
- Latino Review: RUMOR - ALIEN: COVENANT May Have Secretly Cast This Big Star
- The Wrap: ‘Silicon Valley’ Star T.J. Miller Accused of Smacking Uber Driver Over Trump
- Bleeding Cool: Deadpool Star T.J. Miller Arrested For Allegedly Slapping Uber Driver In Donald Trump Spat
- ScreenRant: Sicario Sequel Adds Transformers 5 Star Isabela Moner
The Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer gave fans a first look at the reboot’s tone for what is expected to be the first in yet another trilogy focused on the world’s most famous web-slinger. With the announcement of Homecoming‘s sequel set to hit theaters in July 2019, the Spider-Man franchise has been given a shot in the arm with it’s entirely new cast.
- Cinema Blend: The Hardest Part Of Filming Spider-Man: Homecoming, According To Tom Holland
- Vulture: To You, He’s Spider-Man; To a Bronx High School, Tom Holland Is That Weird Secretly British Kid Who Mysteriously Disappeared One Day
- MovieWeb: Tom Holland Went Back to School Undercover for Spider-Man Prep
- Screen Crush: Tom Holland Went Method, Secretly Enrolled in High School to Prepare for 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
- ScreenRant: Tom Holland Secretly Enrolled in High School For Spider-Man Prep
- Comic Book Movie: Tom Holland Reveals A Big SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Action Sequence In Facebook Q&A
- HitFix: Tom Holland Prepped For ‘Spider-Man’ By Going Undercover At A High School
- SlashFilm: Superhero Bits: James Cameron’s Spider-Man Sex Scene, Vulture Action Figure, New Man-Thing & More
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' — 7 Key Moments from the Trailer
- Deadline: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’ Shoots Web Around Independence Day 2019; ‘Bad Boys 4’ Moves To Memorial Day
- Cinema Blend: Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Is Happening, Here’s When It’s Hitting Theaters
- We Got This Covered: Sony Announces Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 For July 2019
- Variety: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2,’ ‘Bad Boys 4’ Get Release Dates
- Coming Soon: Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel Sets 2019 Release
- IGN Movies: Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel Set for 2019; Bad Boys 4 Opening Earlier
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming 2' Set for 2019
- Dark Horizons: “Spider-Man: Homecoming 2” Set For July 2019
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Sony sets 2019 release date for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2
- Badass Digest: Marvel’s First Phase IV Film Will Be A SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Sequel
- HitFix: Did You Catch The ‘Star Wars’ References In The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer?
- Comic Book Movie: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Trailer - Ten Things You Might Have Missed
- ScreenRant: Hasbro Guardians of the Galaxy 2 & Spider-Man: Homecoming Figures Revealed
- Latino Review: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING - A Few Crazy Cool Details You May Have Missed From The Two Trailers
- ScreenRant: Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel Gets July 2019 Release
- Bleeding Cool: Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Is Coming In 2019
- MovieWeb: Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Gets Summer 2019 Release Date
- Comic Book Movie: Marvel & Sony Set A Release Date For The SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Sequel
- JoBlo: Spider-Man sequel announced for Independence Day 2019
- HitFix: The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer Hints At A Larger Marvel Connection With Its Easter Eggs
- Screen Crush: Sony Sets a 'Spider-Man: Homecoming 2' Release Date
- Bleeding Cool: Bad Boys 4 Moved Up To Make Room For Spider-Man: Homecoming 2
- SlashFilm: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel Set For Summer 2019, ‘Bad Boys 4’ Bumped Up
After the Flash the other night, there was a CW Fan Fest Q&A that featured Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdez. Valdez told of how the team will be joining together to try and stop Savitar from killing Iris West.
- We Got This Covered: Justice League Detroit Member Gypsy Is Coming To Season 3 Of The Flash
- Cinema Blend: Justice League 2 Has Been Delayed, Get The Details
- Variety: Zack Snyder Aims to Shoot Afghan Thriller ‘Last Photograph’ After ‘Justice League’
- Coming Soon: Solo Batman Movie Delays Justice League Sequel
- IGN Movies: Justice League 2 Pushed Back to Make Way for Affleck's Solo Batman Movie
- We Got This Covered: Justice League 2 Pushed Back For The Batman, But Will Zack Snyder Still Direct?
- Vulture: Ben Affleck’s New Batman Film Will Precede Zack Snyder’s Justice League 2
- Dark Horizons: Affleck’s “Batman” Delays “Justice League 2”
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Zack Snyder to take on Afghanistan in between his Justice League films
- Bleeding Cool: Justice League Dark – The Freaks And Monsters Are The Good Guys
- Comic Book Movie: Zack Snyder Will Direct JUSTICE LEAGUE 2, But It's Been Delayed To Make Room For THE BATMAN
- The Wrap: Zack Snyder Moves on Post-‘Justice League’ Project ‘The Last Photograph’
- Screen Crush: 'Justice League 2' Pushed Back to Make Room for 'Batman,' Zack Snyder Turns Attention to 'The Last Photograph'
- SlashFilm: Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie Will Arrive Before The Justice League Sequel
- ScreenRant: Justice League 2 Pushed Back for Ben Affleck’s The Batman
- Latino Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE 2 Pushed Back To Make Way For Ben Affleck’s THE BATMAN
- JoBlo: Justice League 2 delayed to make room for Ben Affleck's Batman movie
- Bleeding Cool: Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ Pushes Out ‘Justice League 2’ For Zack Snyder Passion Project
- MovieWeb: Justice League 2 Delayed Because of Ben Affleck's The Batman
- ScreenRant: Zack Snyder to Direct The Last Photograph After Justice League
It’s unfortunate Tim Miller isn’t returning to the director’s chair for Deadpool. Following his departure, rumors began to swirl around about why 20th Century Fox and the director parted ways. A budget dispute was a big rumor, but Miller denies that along with a few other rumors. Below, Tim Miller talks Deadpool 2 to clear up some of the misinformation out there. A part of Deadpool‘s charm is that it’s a smaller-scale, character-driven comic book movie without any huge city blocks getting demolished.
- JoBlo: Don't believe everything you hear about why Tim Miller left Deadpool 2
- Bleeding Cool: Former Deadpool 2 Director Tim Miller Addresses Why He Left The Project (And Do We Believe Him)
- Screen Crush: Tim Miller Speaks Out Against Those 'Deadpool 2' Production Rumors
- Moviefone: 'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller Corrects Reports About His Departure
- Cinema Blend: Tim Miller Finally Addresses Deadpool 2 Departure
- We Got This Covered: Tim Miller On Deadpool 2: Don’t Believe What You Read On The Internet
- Vulture: Ex-Deadpool 2 Director Tim Miller Discusses Why He Left the Film
- Comic Book Movie: DEADPOOL Director Tim Miller Addresses His Departure From The Sequel; "Don’t Believe What You Read"
- HitFix: Tim Miller Opens Up About Why He Departed From ‘Deadpool 2’
- Dark Horizons: Miller Slams “Deadpool 2” Exit Justification Talk
- ScreenRant: Deadpool 2 Director Explains Departure & Cable Casting Rumors
- MovieWeb: Deadpool Director Reveals Truth Behind Deadpool 2 Exit Rumors
- We Got This Covered: Ryan Reynolds Wants To Convince Hugh Jackman To Make A Deadpool And Wolverine Movie
- Dark Horizons: Reynolds Wants A “Deadpool vs. Wolverine” Film
- ScreenRant: Ryan Reynolds Wants A Deadpool & Wolverine Movie
- Screen Crush: Ryan Reynolds Wants to Get Deadpool and Wolverine Back Together for Another Movie
- SlashFilm: Ryan Reynolds Wants to Convince Hugh Jackman To Make a Deadpool & Wolverine Movie
- MovieWeb: Ryan Reynolds Wants a Deadpool Vs. Wolverine Movie
Al Gore is one of those people who gets me thinking about legacy. When Gore’s time on the earth comes to a close, how will he be remembered? As a solid vice president who lost one of the most hotly disputed elections of all time? Or as a champion of environmental conservationism? From the outside, it certainly appears that Gore is angling for the latter.
- USA Today: Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth' gets a sequel
- Deadline: Paramount Sets ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel To Open Sundance Film Festival
- Variety: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel to Debut at Sundance
- IndieWire: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel Will Open The 2017 Sundance Film Festival
- Hollywood Reporter: 'An Inconvenient Truth' Sequel to Debut at Sundance Opening Night
- Vulture: An Inconvenient Truth Sequel Set for Sundance 2017
- Dark Horizons: “An Inconvenient Truth” Sequel Gets Sundance Bow
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Al Gore is making a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, out next year
- The Wrap: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel to Premiere at Sundance
- SlashFilm: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel Is Premiering At The 2017 Sundance Film Festival
- HitFix: A Sequel To Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Will Be Released In 2017
- Coming Soon: Paramount to Release An Inconvenient Truth Sequel
- Cinema Blend: An Inconvenient Truth 2 Is Happening, Here’s When It Will Premiere
- ScreenRant: An Inconvenient Truth 2 Being Released by Paramount in 2017
It’s almost hard to remember a time now when Guardians of the Galaxy‘s chances of Box Office success seemed like a longshot, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s lovable losers were essentially nobodies before their movie was announced. Now they’re one of Marvel’s most popular franchises with a sequel on the way that won’t even bother itself with connecting to the larger MCU.
- We Got This Covered: First Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Photo Features An Adorable Baby Groot
- Coming Soon: New Baby Groot Image and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Toys
- Cinema Blend: New Guardians of The Galaxy 2 Image Shows An Adorable Baby Groot
- We Got This Covered: New Hi-Res Stills From Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Blast Online
- Comic Book Movie: Hasbro Reveals First Look At Marvel Legends GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Action Figures
- Comic Book Movie: First Official GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Still Features Baby Groot And Will Melt Your Heart
- ScreenRant: Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Baby Groot Image Revealed
- Comic Book Movie: The Team Is Back Together In 13 Awesome New Hi-Res Stills From GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2
- MovieWeb: Baby Groot Arrives in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Photo; First Toys Unveiled
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- Variety: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Jackie’ Among AARP’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups
- FirstShowing.net: AFI's Top 10 Movies of 2016 - 'La La Land' & 'Arrival' Are on Their List
- IndieWire: ‘La La Land’: 3 Key Gifts for Movie Musical Lovers
- Variety: Box Office: ‘La La Land’ Off to Hot Start in Limited Debut
- Deadline: How ‘La La Land’ Director Damien Chazelle, His Team & Lionsgate Faced The Music & Resurrected The Original Hollywood Musical
- Denver Post: Emma Stone on “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle and the broken shark
- The Wrap: ‘La La Land’ High-Flying Highway Opening Scene: How’d They Do That?
Six years will have passed since Andy Serkis first played the genetically-altered ape Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, by the time that War for the Planet of the Apes – the third installment in the rebooted Planet of the Apes series – reaches theaters in 2017. Serkis has continued to hone his motion-capture acting craft in the franchise and with other roles, such as that of Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars movies.
- Latino Review: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Won’t See The Apes Take Over Earth Says Andy Serkis
- Hollywood Reporter: Why 'War' Should Finish the Fight for the 'Planet of The Apes'
- ScreenRant: War for the Planet of the Apes Producer on Woody Harrelson’s Human Villain
- ScreenRant: War for the Planet of the Apes Has Significantly More Apes
- SlashFilm: ‘War For the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer Breakdown: Looking At The Simian Battle Frame-by-Frame
- Latino Review: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES: Here's The Big Difference From Working On The Tim Burton Remake
- Latino Review: First Reactions To WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Footage
- FirstShowing.net: Official Trailer for Matt Reeves' Sequel 'War for the Planet of the Apes'
- Filmonic: Humanity’s Last Stand in War for the Planet of the Apes
- ScreenRant: War for the Planet of the Apes Trailer Details Explained by Director
- ScreenRant: Planet of the Apes Producer Explains How Great TV is Influencing Movies
A new rumor claims that James Franco is the captain of the Covenant ship in Ridley Scott's new Alien prequel.
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: James Franco might be in Alien: Covenant
- ScreenRant: James Franco is Reportedly In Alien: Covenant
- SlashFilm: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Adds James Franco To The Cast
- Bleeding Cool: Alien: Covenant Footage Reaction – It Looks Pretty Awesome & James Franco Is Part Of It
- Screen Crush: Report: 'Alien: Covenant' Gets a Surprising Cast Member and Some Revealing Set Photos
- MovieWeb: Alien: Covenant Surprise Cameo Reveals Ripley's Dad?
- ScreenRant: Alien: Covenant Set Photos: Baby Neomorphs & Ancient Alien Temples
- Film School Rejects: Emmy Rossum Demands Equal Pay (and then some), Franco Boards Covenant, and a Trailer Roundup
- MovieWeb: Alien: Covenant Photos Reveal Baby Neomorph, Ancient Temple & More
Despite the year ending soon, there are still a number of notable films that have yet to be released in 2016. Among these is Martin Scorsese’s Silence, starring Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, and Liam Neeson.
- Vulture: Martin Scorsese Has Mixed Emotions About the Missionary Work Portrayed in Silence
- The Wrap: ‘Silence’ Review: Martin Scorsese’s Passion Project Is a Fascinating, Flawed Endurance Test
- HitFix: ‘Silence’ Finds Martin Scorsese Wrestling With Faith In A Long-Promised Passion Project
- Variety: Film Review: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’
- IndieWire: ‘Silence’ Review: Martin Scorsese Delivers a Gorgeous Crisis-of-Faith Drama
- Latino Review: DEADPOOL 2: Former Director Tim Miller Breaks Silence On His Departure
- Twitch: Review: SILENCE Demands Respect and Inspires Debate
With only one film receiving a release in over 3,000 theaters, this weekend was always going to be a slow one at the box office. Heading in, the expectation was that Disney’s Moana would once again top the box office in its third week of release. With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them entering its fourth weekend, the only real competition for Moana was the R-rated comedy Office Christmas Party, starring Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, and Jennifer Aniston. The R-rated comedy carries an estimated budget of $45 million and features a large ensemble cast of comedic actors.
- Variety: Box Office: ‘Office Christmas Party’ Tops ‘Moana’ on Friday With $6.6 Million
- The Wrap: ‘Office Christmas Party’ Could Top ‘Moana’ With $17 Million at Box Office
- Denver Post: “Office Christmas Party” review: comedy, made by smutty elves
- Deadline: ‘Office Christmas Party’ Review: Dreaming Of A Raunchy Christmas? This Is The Movie For You
- HitFix: ‘Office Christmas Party’ Is Reasonably Funny And Powerfully Generic
- Comic Book Movie: BOX OFFICE: ROGUE ONE Takes Aim At $350 Million Global Debut; Two New Clips Debut On JIMMY KIMMEL
Will Smith explains why Suicide Squad seemed like a better move for his career than going backwards in ID4 2.
- Cinema Blend: Why Will Smith Chose Suicide Squad Over Independence Day 2
- ScreenRant: Why Will Smith Chose Suicide Squad Over Independence Day 2
- Screen Crush: Will Smith Explains Why He Passed on 'Independence Day: Resurgence' for 'Suicide Squad'
- Cinema Blend: Suicide Squad Just Got An Impressive Award Nomination
- ScreenRant: Suicide Squad Soundtrack Gets 5 Grammy Nominations
Whenever it's announced that a film is undergoing reshoots, there's a part of us that goes "uh oh" despite knowing that reshoots are nothing out of the ordinary, especially for blockbuster fare like ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Earlier this year the upcoming STAR WARS spin-off underwent reshoots and the rumour-mill went into overdrive claiming that... Read More...
- SlashFilm: Director Gareth Edwards Addresses The Reason For ‘Rogue One’ Reshoots
- We Got This Covered: Director Gareth Edwards Compares Rogue One Tone To Empire Strikes Back
- HitFix: ‘Rogue One’s’ Gareth Edwards: ‘It’s About Time We Represented The Rest Of The World’
- HitFix: Gareth Edwards Admits He Stole A Key Item From The ‘Rogue One’ Set On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
ESPN’s saga about race, murder and celebrity, “O.J.: Made in America,” has been named the best nonfiction feature film of 2016 by the International Documentary Association, which presented its IDA Documentary Awards on Friday evening in Los Angeles. The film, which had a qualifying run as a seven-and-a-half-hour film before airing in five parts on ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, won in a category that also included “Cameraperson,” “Fire at Sea,” “I Am Not Your Negro, “13th” and “Weiner.” While “O.J.&am
- Deadline: IDA Awards: ‘O.J.: Made In America’ Runs Off With Best Feature Prize
- Variety: ‘O.J.: Made in America,’ ‘Making a Murderer’ Win at 2016 IDA Awards
- IndieWire: IDA Awards 2016: ‘O.J.: Made in America’ Tops a Netflix-Heavy Winners List
- Hollywood Reporter: IDA Awards: Norman Lear Says Filmmakers Must Protect First Amendment in Trump Era
[Potential SPOILERS for Power Rangers ahead.] – Saban’s highly-anticipated Power Rangers movie reboot is set to release in theaters early next year. The new film is expected to revive the franchise for a new generation of fans, even though the TV series has remained on the air for much of the past 23 years. Five new actors will play Mighty Morphin characters Jason (Dacre Montgomery), Kimberly (Naomi Scott), Billy (RJ Cyler), Trini (Becky G) and Zack (Ludi Lin) in an edgier, more grounded take from Project Almanac director Dean Israelite.
Harrison Ford was absent from a great deal of the Blade Runner 2049 shoot, but that doesn't mean he only has a cameo.
- ScreenRant: Blade Runner 2 Filmed ‘For Many Months’ Without Harrison Ford
- Vulture: Harrison Ford Would Incoherently Mumble Whenever Carrie Fisher Brought Up Their Affair
- MTV Movies Blog: How Emma Stone And Ryan Gosling Shaped The Music Of La La Land
- Screen Crush: Long Before 'La La Land,' Ryan Gosling Released an Album of Spooky Love Songs
“Toni Erdmann,” a German comedy-drama that’s picking up Oscar buzz, swept every major category at Saturday’s European Film Awards in Wroclaw, Poland. The movie won Best Film and Best Screenplay, while Maren Ade was named Best Director and stars Sandra Huller and Peter Simonischek were presented with trophies for Best Actress and Best Actor. “Toni Erdmann” beat out Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake,” which took home the Palme D’Or at this summer’s Cannes Film Festival.
- Variety: Maren Ade’s ‘Toni Erdmann’ Sweeps 29th European Film Awards
- Deadline: ‘Toni Erdmann’ Sweeps European Film Awards; Makes History At Message-Heavy Ceremony – Full List
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Toni Erdmann,' Politics Dominate European Film Awards
- IndieWire: European Film Awards Led by ‘Toni Erdmann’
Samuel L. Jackson accepted a lifetime achievement at the Dubai International Film Festival this week, and he didn’t pull any punches when talking about “Oscar bait movies” during his acceptance speech. From a report in Gulf News: This time of the year is always interesting. Last year we had the OscarSowhite rhetoric … This year seems to be different. We have all these films like Moonlight, Birth Of A Nation … The politics that happen during this time is always interesting.
- The Wrap: Samuel L Jackson Throws Shade at ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Oscar Bait’ Movies
- HitFix: Samuel L. Jackson Doesn’t Have Much Love For ‘Manchester By The Sea’ And Other ‘Oscar Bait’
- Hollywood Reporter: Samuel L. Jackson on President-Elect Trump: "Hopefully He Won't Destroy Hollywood"
- Hollywood Reporter: Samuel L. Jackson on #OscarsSoWhite and How "Muslim Americans Are the New Black Kids"
Batman v. Superman. Godzilla vs. Mothra. Kramer vs. Kramer. Throughout film history we have been treated to the battle royales of battle royales, the feuds to end all feuds, but there may be one that stands above all others. Earlier this year, Fox News host Megyn Kelly, along with other female employees of the network, both names and unnamed, accused now-former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. The ensuing waterfall of accusations combined with a lawsuit leveled against him by Gretchen Carlson caused Ailes to resign form his position in July.
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X-Men star Jennifer Lawrence apologized via Facebook today for comments she made on the Graham Norton Show about defiling rocks at a sacred site with her butt while filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, according to a report from Entertainment Weekly. “We were filming in Hawaii and there were sacred rocks,” Lawrence told Norton on the BBC One show. “They were, I don’t know, ancestors, who knows.
Well, if nothing else we can say that 2016 has truly been a formative one for Fox’s Marvel properties. Before the release of Deadpool, it wasn’t clear if making an R-rated comic book movie was something that could actually translate into big box office bucks. Now we know that so long as the studio works with the character in mind, an R-rated hit is indeed quite possible.
Kelly Mantle, a gender-fluid performer who was a contestant on the sixth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” has made Oscar history as the first potential nominee eligible in both male and female categories, TheWrap has learned. Mantle plays a transgender prostitute in “Confessions of a Womanizer,” a Miguel Ali indie from Harbor House Films starring Andrew Lawrence and Gary Busey. The film’s producers ran into a dilemma when filling out Oscar paperwork, which required them to classify Mantle, who was born a man, as either male or female.
Although it was a dream gig, composing the score for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY presented Michael Giacchino with quite the challenge. After the ROGUE ONE reshoots shifted the post-production schedule around, original composer Alexandre Desplat was no longer available and Michael Giacchino was brought in at the last minute. With the release or ROGUE ONE quickly approaching, Michael Giacchino had just... Read More...
While both of their stars have faded a bit in recent times, there was a sweet spot in the ’90s when Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan were two of the biggest names in action films, comedies, and often a merger of both. As both were immigrants from humble beginnings who went on to make millions in the States, they seemed to embody the American dream in its truest sense. Chan even recently received an honorary Oscar, and has completed 200 films at this point.
- The A.V. Club: Newswire: Arnold Schwarzenegger has no problem with Trump acting as his Celebrity Apprentice EP
- Deadline: ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Host Arnold Schwarzenegger Defends Donald Trump’s Involvement
- Vulture: Arnold Schwarzenegger Shrugs Off Trump’s Apprentice EP Credit: ‘When I Was Governor, I Got Royalties’
“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn‘t stop to think if they should!” In the original Jurassic Park, Dr. Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum) revealed the core choice at play in the creation of life. The film’s science may have taken a few liberties, but the moral decisions it discusses are real. As mankind has become more proficient toying with the genes that build all known life, new discussions have come to the forefront. This is one of many reasons that Jurassic Park stands out as a landmark film.
There’s seemingly not a chapter of American history that Hollywood can’t turn into feel-good, audience-pleasing schmaltz — and if that’s going to be the norm, then let there be equal-opportunity schmaltz.
- IndieWire: ‘Hidden Figures’ Review: The True Story of African-American Women at NASA Deserves a Stronger Movie
- Variety: Film Review: ‘Hidden Figures’
- We Got This Covered: Hidden Figures Review
John Cena had a ton of fun hosting Saturday Night Live this week, and no sketch proved that more than the show’s spoof on The Karate Kid, with Cena as the perfect foe for the sketch’s Daniel stand-in during the final round of the fictional San Fernando Valley karate championships.
AMC has released a couple of clips from this Sunday's midseason finale of The Walking Dead, "Hearts Still Beating", and while they don't take us back to Negan and Carl's awkward little house-sit in Alexandria, they do show us what's going on with Carol and Morgan in The Kingdom. We also find out how Rick and Aaron are doing on their supply run, and it... could be better. Check out the sneak peeks below, and let us know what you think is going to go down on The Walking Dead this weekend.
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Fox Animation have acquired the rights to turn the Peter, Paul and Mary song Puff the Magic Dragon into a feature film. Trolls helmer Mike Mitchell has signed on to direct the hybrid live action/animated feature which will be produced by Safehouse partners Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold and Weed Road’s Akiva Goldsman. Hit the jump to learn more about the planned Puff the Magic Dragon movie. It’s probably no coincidence that this deal comes on the heels of Walt Disney Pictures’ release of the Pete’s Dragon reboot.
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Warner Bros. It’s been an unbelievably long wait to see Wonder Woman in live action on the big screen, but if director Patty Jenkins had her way, we might have gotten there a lot sooner. Jenkins recently talked about why she wanted to tackle the story of the Amazon princess and which parts of that story were most important to her. The director has a piece at The Hollywood Reporter today as part of its 2016 “Women in Entertainment” feature in which she reveals something pretty major. I met with Warner Bros.
We’re in awards season, which means it’s the time of year when critics’ groups praise their favorites, top 10 lists are published, and words like “overrated” and “underrated” become overused. Awards season can lead to healthy or unnecessarily heated debates among film fans online.
When the first film in George Lucas’ now beloved sci-fi action/adventure series debuted in 1977, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope launched one of the biggest blockbuster franchises in history. Lucas followed up A New Hope with the remaining two entries in the original trilogy, then the prequel trilogy in the the early 2000s. Though it seemed Star Wars‘ big screen tale may be complete, Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 and set to work on reviving the franchise. J.J.
Since Mattel first launched the fashion-focused doll in 1959, Barbie has remained one of the most popular and iconic toys in the world. The doll has since been spun off into an entire line, along with a number of direct-to-video movies, games, and plenty of branded merchandise. Fast-forward 50 years to 2009, when film studio Universal first set their sights on adapting the property into a live-action film. Given the complex social changes that have happened around the line since then, however, this hasn’t proven to be an easy task.
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Warner Warner Bros. plans for their DC Comics big screen universe is getting a tiny shakeup between Justice League and Ben Affleck’s The Batman, partially due to an overdue Zack Snyder passion project. Snyder is still directing both Justice League and its sequel according to The Hollywood Reporter, but he will be tackling a non-superhero film in between the two massive tentpole films, titled The Last Photograph: Snyder is still intent on directing Justice League 2, but that movie has been pushed back to make room for Ben Affleck’s Batman stand-alone movie.
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Actor — and aspiring politician — Dwayne Johnson brought together a military family in a tearful reunion on Friday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Fallon had the mountain-sized leading man on his show to talk about Johnson’s new movie, “Moana,” an animated Disney tale about a Polynesian girl who sets sail to reunite with a demigod to help save her people. On Fallon’s show, Johnson helped bring about a different kind of reunion — one involving one of the show’s producers, Karina Kabalan, a veteran whose hus
Though not a new phenomenon in Korean cinema, the disaster drama has been particularly popular in 2016 and just as we wind down the year the local industry is preparing to launch one final assault on multiplexes with the release of Park Jung-woo's nuclear-themed extravaganza Pandora.
With few details yet available, Star Trek and Star Wars producer J.J. Abrams will be getting even more busy as he adds another series to his roster (he’s already Executive Producer for Westworld and Roadies). HBO says that Glare will be an hourlong space drama about the colonization of another planet. So far that’s all that’s been said about it, other than Ben Stephenson and Javier Gullón will also produce, with Gullón being the writer. Warner Bros. Television is producing in tandem with Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. HBO And J.J.
Top CAA agent Nick Styne was let go from the agency on Thursday, an individual familiar with the decision told TheWrap.
Sigourney Weaver reveals that production still hasn't started on Avatar 2 yet, casting some doubt on the 2018 release date.
"You're about to enter the Animus." Fox has debuted one final trailer for Assassin's Creed, from director Justin Kurzel, arriving in theaters Christmas week. We've already seen plenty of trailers and featurettes for this, but this last one might just be the best yet. No really, it's fantastic. Michael Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, an imprisoned man who is forced into an experimental sci-fi program that allows him to go back in time as his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain.
Jessica Chastain headlines an all-star cast in MIss Sloane, a timely political thriller that delivers big on talent but not much else.
The Gunslinger and the Man in Black square off in an epic photo from The Dark Tower, in theaters Summer 2017.
Bursting with anarchic energy and awash with lurid colours, The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio surpasses its 2013 predecessor in sheer entertainment value as a consistently ridiculous crime caper. Prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike again takes the helm, with Toma Ikuta reprising his role as undercover cop Reiji Kikukawa in this second adaptation of Noboru Takahashi’s popular manga series. The film had its world premiere this past Friday at the inaugural International Film Festival and Awards Macao.
Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the... Read More...
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The Devil has two new loyal servants - the Salvatore Brothers. Last night's final Christmas episode of The Vampire Diaries was mostly Stefan-centric as he took a trip down memory lane and relived some of his greatest hits or well, some of the worst days of his existence. Following that experience, he decided to strike a new deal with Cade, but this one comes at a potentially devastating cost as in the Ripper is back.
Those of you who used to regularly watch the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson will remember that he liked using puppets for some comedy bits. He had a variety of puppets that he would use and do different voices, but he never tried to be a ventriloquist. Now Ferguson, along with with The Voice producer Talpa Media, Muppet creators The Jim Henson Company, are teaming up with NBC to produce a new series that puts ventriloquism in the spotlight.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is already making waves after the premiere at Hollywood’s famed Pantages Theater. Hollywood Boulevard was blocked off with a giant X-Wing and other Star Wars paraphernalia as thousands of fans packed the street to get a glimpse of the cast as they traversed the red carpet.
1. MoanaGross: $28,373,000Total: $119,888,330
2. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find ThemGross: $18,545,000Total: $183,507,403
3. ArrivalGross: $7,300,000Total: $73,078,514
4. AlliedGross: $7,050,000Total: $28,927,432
5. Doctor StrangeGross: $6,486,000Total: $215,309,177