Top Movie News for November 25, 2015

'Captain America: Civil War' Directors Offer Detailed Trailer Commentary There was a lot to take in with the first Captain America: Civil War trailer, from the return of Bucky / Winter Soldier to the "accords" and the debut of Black Panther. Marvel introduced the first Phase Three film with a pretty detailed trailer, forgoing the usual vague teaser in favor of something far more meaty, and while you've probably watched the trailer a few times by now, there's still some stuff you probably missed — and that's where directors Joe and Anthony Russo come in, delivering lots and lots of interesting details. Continue reading…

Fox News Contributor Katherine Timpf Receives Death Threats for Mocking ‘Star Wars’ Fans Hopefully the force is with Katherine Timpf — because a lot of people appear to have it out for her. Fox News contributor Timpf claims that she has received death threats after making fun of “Star Wars” fans on Fox’s late-night offering “Red Eye.” In an essay for the National Review, Timpf says she cracked wise about “Star Wars” fans, joking, “I have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks, and I’m not going to start now,” as well as,”Yesterday I tweeted something,

A Few Clips from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur The Good Dinosaur is out today and if you’re still on the fence about Pixar’s second 2015 release these next couple of clips might convince you. While it’s not getting quite the same critical reception that Inside Out received a few months ago (98%), The Good Dinosaur still holds a very respectable 83% on Rotten Tomatoes after 65 counted […] Read A Few Clips from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur on Filmonic.

Quentin Tarantino And The Cast And Crew Of The Hateful Eight Give A History Lesson On Roadshow Distribution And 70mm Samuel L. Jackson, director Quentin Tarantino and the cast and crew of the upcoming The Hateful Eight talk about some of the older techniques used like 70mm film, Ultra Panavision lenses and roadshow distribution. It’s a fun throwback to movies of the 1950s and 60s. Click here to view the embedded video. Quentin Tarantino And The Cast And Crew Of The Hateful Eight Give A History Lesson On Roadshow Distribution And 70mm

Jennifer Lawrence Will Make Her Directorial Debut With 'Project Delirium' Like many actors before her, Jennifer Lawrence is preparing to add director to her impressive resumé. She can act, she can sing, she’s writing a movie with Amy Schumer and advocating for equal pay — is there anything she can’t do? Okay, she has trouble walking without falling everywhere she goes, but Lawrence is so graceful about it that she makes it look like a skill. Continue reading…

Men in Black 4 Will Feature Female Agent in Prominent Role Perhaps the series that cemented Will Smith’s status as box office gold, Men in Black has certainly seen its ups and downs in public opinion over the years, although studio desire to continue the franchise has never really abated.

The Serious Movie Tradition We Should Follow On Thanksgiving CBS News We didn’t always go to the movies on Thanksgiving. It was a holiday to spend with your family, and the bonding festivities were to last the whole day through. For better or worse. Now we escape our family, or at least their objectionable conversation topics, by sitting in a theater, where no one can talk politics or put down each other’s life choices, and staring at pretty much anything available on the big screen for a couple hours. But Thanksgiving shouldn’t be a holiday for escapism. Leave that fluff for Christmas.

Rumor: Aquaman to Feature Ocean Master & Queen Mera One of the more maligned superheros in the DC Universe, Aquaman has his work cut out for him in proving he can carry a movie on his own, unlike his more well-respected teammates in the Justice League. With the imposing Jason Momoa in the lead role and not taking any guff, the upcoming Aquaman solo film from Furious 7 director James Wan might just do the job. Aquaman’s solo outing is not planned for release until 2018, but like at least one other DC superhero destined for her own movie, he will be making his first appearance in the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Ben Affleck admits there’s “a ton of pressure” on Batman V Superman It seems the film's star is really feeling the pressure to appease fans...

Hannah Davis wears epic 'Hunger Games' fashion in final edition of Capitol Couture The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 marks the end of the blockbuster franchise, and to celebrate the conclusion Lionsgate and Samsung have released the final edition of Games-inspired fashion magazine Capitol Couture. Called “Ultima Volatus (“Final Flight”), the mag...


Review: Tom Hooper's Formulaic 'The Danish Girl' Starring Eddie Redmayne And Alicia Vikander This is a reprint of our review from the 2015 Venice Film Festival. Is it permissible to be glad that a film exists, admiring of some of its elements, delighted that it will get a massive release, even OK with it probably winning a million bajillion awards, and to not like it?

Awfully Good: Rocky IV + Rocky V (Video) This year I'm thankful for CREED bringing Rocky Balboa back in to our lives…   Rocky IV (1985)   Director: Sylvester Stallone Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Talia Shire   Rocky Balboa prepares for the fight of his life—defeating the USSR and ending the Cold War. I recognize that ROCKY IV is a pretty bad film, but, man,... Read More...

Victor Frankenstein Director Says Mary Shelley’s Novel is ‘Dull as Dishwater’ This week sees the release of Victor Frankenstein, a new (loose) adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel about a scientist who discovers the secret to creating the spark of life, and uses it to disastrous effect.

Sarah Wayne Callies in Trailer for Horror 'The Other Side of the Door' It was never meant to be opened. Fox has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming horror thriller The Other Side of the Door, starring Sarah Wayne Callies (from "The Walking Dead", Into the Storm) as a grieving mother desperate for emotional closure after her son is killed in a freak accident. She eventually enters into a strange supernatural world in an attempt to contact her dead son from the other side. The cast includes Jeremy Sisto and Javier Botet. Interestingly this seems to be set mostly in India so it's a whole different kind of supernatural, but still just as chilling.

Watch: Lovely Full US Trailer for Animated 'The Little Prince' Movie "I'm not so sure I want to grow up anymore…" Paramount has released yet another new trailer for the animated movie The Little Prince, based on the beloved story Le Petit Prince which is shown in this using stop-motion. We just featured the new full-length international trailer last week (not to mention a few other trailers), and now we have another that is very similar but features some incredible new footage near the end.

Jessica Jones Has Nothing To Do With The Avengers. That’s The Point. A few days ago, an article from Forbes contributor Paul Tassi made the rounds on the internet, and probably not for the reasons he had hoped. “‘Jessica Jones’ Makes Me Question The Entire Point Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe” was the title of the piece, and, well, I couldn’t help but feel it was an article written by someone who doesn’t fully understand the business of television and movies, and certainly not Marvel’s method and game plan. Don’t get me wrong, Tassi is a fine writer.

Ryan Coogler's Creed is the best film of the year. That may come as a shock for some of you especially if you're among those old enough to remember many of the hokier directions the Rocky series took. After six films and several ups and downs, it didn't seem reasonable to go back to the Balboa well once again. Instead, it was time to revitalize the series for a newer, younger audience. I know what several of you think of the word "reboot," but, when it works – and those exceptions are few and far between – there's no denying it.

News Briefs: Ryan Gosling Touted as Astronaut Neil Armstrong First Man: Ryan Gosling is being "courted" to star in First Man, a biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong, best known as the first man to step foot on the Moon in 1969. Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) is set to direct a script by Josh Singer (Spotlight); Gosling and Chazelle are currently making La La Land, a contemporary musical costarring Emma Stone, which is scheduled for release on July 15, 2016. [Deadline]   Chef: Jon Favreau's independently produced Chef is...Read MoreRead Comments


I'm a huge fan of Greek tragedy, and I remain a fan of Spike Lee, despite some recent missteps in a few films. His latest, Chi-Raq, will be released in the US on December 4th, and it looks pretty awesome, reminiscent of Do the Right Thing and Mo Better Blues in combining politics with music, though perhaps on a grander scale (and with a bigger budget).An adaptation of the Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, Chi-Raq is set in contemporary Chicago, where the murder of a child by a stray bullet serves as a rallying cry to the black women of the city.

Director Ron Howard has dabbled in sci-fi and fantasy with the likes of Cocoon, Willow and Splash, but over the course of his illustrious career he's yet to take the helm of a comic book/superhero movie - and it's not because he hasn't had the opportunity. During his appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Howard revealed that he'd been approached by George Lucas do direct Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - along with Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, incidentally - but managed to convince him that he was the only man for the job (thanks for that, Ron).

"Of course, if you go in intellectually, you hate it. But if you let yourself go with it, something happens about 40 minutes into the movie. You say to yourself, 'Hey, this isn't going to be the colossal downer of all time.'" That's Sylvester Stallone talking about "Rocky," in a 1976 interview with Roger Ebert. Looking at the mega action-star's whole career in hindsight, and up until today, you could just as easily apply that quote to all of his films.

Zoe Saldana Getting Ready For 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.' Gamora is already suiting up for the second Guardians of The Galaxy outing. Zoe Saldana recently took to twitter to reveal a BTS photo of her getting her stuff down to have her skin color changed to green for the famed and vicious galactic warrior.Other than that we don't really get a look at anything else to interesting shown in the photo other than the fact that we can tell Saldana is already getting started for "Guardians of The Galaxy vol. 2."Ready for another one?

Terrence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS Official Trailer The post Terrence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS Official Trailer appeared first on FilmoFilia. Watch the official trailer for Terrence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS. With an ensemble cast headed by Christian Bale and supported by Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman and Imogen Poots, "Knight of Cups" centers around a screenwriter and his spiraling odyssey in the sexualized, hard-partying and urban landscape of Hollywood. The post Terrence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS Official Trailer appeared first on FilmoFilia.

The Editor, the absurdist giallo homage from Astron 6 - the Canadian troupe behind Manborg and Father's Day - hits DVD and Blu-ray in Australia today, courtesy of Monster Pictures.

Tom Cruise In Talks To Headline Universal's Monster Universe; Star In Reboot Of THE MUMMY It sounds like Universal Pictures is really looking for the highest level of A-list talent to headline their upcoming shared monster movie universe as a day after news broke that Academy Award-winner Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) was being courted for Bride Of Frankenstein, Variety has learned that global superstar Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) is currently in talks to star in Universal's reboot of The Mummy, subsequently lending a helping hand to Universal as they work toward launching their monster universe.  Plot details are scarce, but the film

Marvel officially announces production on Doctor Strange; confirms cast You may have noticed the recent (Cumber)batch of on-set pictures featuring the mighty Benedict sporting some wicked facial hair. This may come as a shock to some of you, but Marvel Studios has announced that DOCTOR STRANGE has gone into production! How about that?!? The film, being directed by Scott Derrickson (SINISTER, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE), will follow neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange... Read More...

Morgan Freeman‘s latest thriller, “Momentum” seemed to lack exactly that when it opened in the United Kingdom last weekend, making just $69. According to The Telegraph, while the film didn’t open wide, it only grossed £46 although it had a £20 million ($30 million) production budget. The film opened in only 10 cinemas across the country, roughly grossing £4.60 ($6.90) per cinema.

In the current issue of Total Film, Oscar-winning Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu discusses his new film, The Revenant, and how he and his

The gender swap is (finally!) taking over cinema, with roles originally written for males being played by females, and all-male casted films being remade with ensemble casts of women (“Ghostbusters,” “Ocean’s Eleven”).

If you're looking for a holiday gift for the Marvel-loving nerd in your life (or a gift for yourself; nothing wrong with that), the studio is preparing to release their huge Phase Two Blu-ray box set on December 8 covering everything from Iron Man 3 to Ant-Man with one seriously impressive collector's item. In addition to the outer packaging and the collection of films within, Marvel has also created custom artwork for each disc sleeve and we've got your first peek at the designs. Continue reading…

Welcome to “Before They Were Famous“, where we take a look at some of the past exploits of today's biggest stars, be it from movies, television, Broadway, competitions, etc.! The more embarrassing, the better. Our memories are long, but the internet's memory is forever, so jump back in time with us to witness some of our favorite stars before they were marquee names.... Read More...

iGN recently interviewed actor Tom Holland at a press event for his latest film “In the Heart of the Sea”, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth (“Rush”), Cillian Murphy (“Inception”), Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”), Brendan Gleeson (“Braveheart”), and Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”).

President Barack Obama honored Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, and 15 others with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — in a ceremony held Tuesday at the White House in Washington, D.C. James Taylor, Itzhak Perlman, Stephen Sondheim, Willie Mays, Emilio...

It probably comes as little surprise, but Warner Bros‘ upcoming slate of films based on DC Comics characters and properties will aim for PG-13 ratings. The rating offers the broadest audience reach and is certainly the level most DC titles are pitched at. Producer Charles Roven told Collider, “I would say those are all intended to be PG-13 movies.

Ava DuVernay has responded to Quentin Tarantino’s diss of her civil rights drama Selma in an interview he gave last month. While speaking to author Bret Easton Ellis for The New York Times’ T Magazine, Tarantino addressed Selma being snubbed at this year’s Oscars. “She...

Will Smith has taken on aliens, robots, zombies, Kevin James’ poor dancing skills, and even the National Football League. What’s he going to do next? Maybe politics. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, Smith said some form of real-life political role could be in his future...

We live in the age of reboots and remixes, where everything that someone loves gets the chance to live on forever. This can be frustrating . How many tributes to Firefly can you people cobble together on YouTube? How many times can Spider-Man get recast before we’re simply tired of him? But we’ll expose a very specific bias on this front: Friday Night Lights is one of the best shows of the past decade and just thinking about it fills us with warm, wonderful feelings of hope and pride and community.

Earlier this year, you may have heard of a Tribeca Film Festival drama that starred Faith Hill as a trailer trash mom in the Deep South. It’s true, but that’s not really all that “Dixieland” is about, though having a big country pop star in your movie probably doesn’t hurt. A movie that details cycles of violence, crime, and impoverished circumstances with a Romeo and Juliet-like narrative, “Dixieland” is the directorial debut of Hank Bedford — a former assistant to David O.

Thanksgiving is a time for family, which usually means that wholesome viewing approved for all ages usually follows. However, if you're in the mood for something grittier and nastier to help digest all that turkey and stuffing, you might want to track down "Submerged." And today we have an exclusive look at the thriller. Directed by Steven C. Miller ("Silent Night"), and starring Jonathan Bennett, Rosa Salazar, and Tim Daly, the story revolves around an ex-soldier turned bodyguard hired to protect a young woman.

A Federal Judge has approved the terms of a class action lawsuit Sony Pictures Entertainment employees brought on the company, as the result of personal data leaked in the studio’s devastating hack. Terms say that Sony will provide up to $4.5 million in compensation, including $2 million for unreimbursed expenses and up to $2.5 million for losses from identity theft. For reimbursing plaintiffs who spent money on paying for preventative measures against identity theft, Sony will provide up to $2 million, with $1,000 being the max for each individual.

Having completed a very lengthy festival run, Charlie Manton's award winning short film Beneath Water is now available for viewing online and is very much worth your time.

Matt Damon has been spotted on the Kreuzberg, Germany set of 'Bourne 5', which is being directed by Paul Greengrass.

Norm really likes New York City, and it seems its citizens really like him and his friends — even though he’s a polar bear, and they’re lemmings. The new trailer for the animated Norm of the North, with Rob Schneider voicing the titular bear, focuses on the lighthearted fare of...

I know I will be after watching the debut trailer for this great looking sci-fi from writer/director Jeff Nichols, the same man behind 2013’s Mud. “Roy is a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton. Joined by Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst’s characters, this group must race to get Alton to a secret […] Read You should keep an eye out for Midnight Special on Filmonic.

Director James Wan shares new photos of stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson on the set of 'The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist'.

In case you missed the latest Marvel news, “Doctor Strange” has started production. The official logline says the movie “follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions” which sounds about right. The usual suspect cast was all named and confirmed, as was Rachel McAdam and Mads Mikkelsen, the latter of whom was playing a bit coy about it all earlier this year. Meanwhile, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has hit Blu-Ray after earning $518 million worldwide at the box office.

Daniel Radcliffe Is Surprisingly Terrible At Geek Trivia: Watch James McAvoy is being a real jerk at pub trivia, so in the latest "After Hours" episode, Josh Horowitz

Exactly one year after the infamous Sony hack, former Sony VP, Global Commercial Planning and Innovation Amy Heller has sued the studio and other defendants for defamation, negligence and invasion of privacy.  In the complaint, Heller is seeking multiple damages and unspecified compensation for loss of income, as well as claiming that Sony’s lack of secure systems caused her emotional distress.  Heller, who was laid off in the spring of 2014, says the studio acted in a “deliberate, cold, callous, fraudulent, and intentional manner in order to injure and damage” her.  Also Re

This December, Netflix is gifting its subscribers with a whole bunch of cool movies and TV shows.

Setsuko Hara, a Japanese actress best known for her work in director Yasujiro Ozu’s films, died Sept. 5 of pneumonia, her family announced Wednesday. She was 95. Hara was born in June 17, 1920, as Masae Aida in Yokohama, Japan. She made her onscreen debut in 1935, breaking through in 1937’s The...

Need proof there are more giant pandas out there, Po? Say hello to the Secret Panda Village. In Kung Fu Panda 3, Po (voiced by Jack Black) becomes acquainted with his long-lost birth father, Li (Bryan Cranston). The snippet released Wednesday shows Li unveiling this mythic panda paradise...

Adam Sandler has released a new version of his comedy classic “Chanukah Song.” First debuting the tune on “Saturday Night Live” in 1994, Sandler uses the song as a way to praise prominent Jewish celebrities. This time around, he gives shout-outs to Scarlett Johansson, Shia LaBeouf, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Seth Rogen.

Box Office

  • 1. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, The
    Gross: $102,665,981
    Total: $102,665,981
  • 2. Spectre
    Gross: $15,043,729
    Total: $154,146,608
  • 3. Peanuts Movie, The
    Gross: $13,203,590
    Total: $99,346,727
  • 4. Night Before, The
    Gross: $9,880,536
    Total: $9,880,536
  • 5. Secret In Their Eyes, The
    Gross: $6,652,996
    Total: $6,652,996

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