Top Movie News for March 30, 2017

Batgirl Movie: Joss Whedon to Write & Direct Although the next three installments in the DC Extended Universe are firmly in place at this point (see Wonder Woman, Justice League and next year’s Aquaman), there are several in-development movies that could follow thereafter.

Akira Movie Targets Get Out Director Jordan Peele Following the massive success of Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out, Warner Bros. is courting him for the long-awaited Akira live-action movie.

Ghost in the Shell Review: Visually Astonishing, But Not Much Else Ghost in the Shell is so engrossing on a visual level that the lame narrative may not be a deal breaker.

Book of Henry Trailer Arrives from the Director of Jurassic World Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow takes on the tale of a single mother raising a boy genius in The Book of Henry trailer and posters.

No, ‘Justice League’ Is Not 170 Minutes Long Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” is not 170 minutes long, an individual with close knowledge of the project told TheWrap, despite several reports that got CinemaCon and fanboys buzzing. The film isn’t done yet, the insider said.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Trailer: Four Rulers Prepare For War We’ve reached the point of the year when Game of Thrones is supposed to be returning. Our bodies are ready, our minds sharp, our notebooks for keeping track of character names primed. But due to production delay necessary to film in colder weather (because winter has come and all), we still have a few months to wait.

Chris Evans Gushes About His Ex-Girlfriend Jenny Slate: ‘There’s Nothing Not To Love’ Getty Image Last week Jenny Slate gave a candid, raw interview with Vulture in which she opened up about her divorce from his ex-husband, editor-director Dean Fleischer-Camp, and recent breakup with her Gifted costar Chris Evans, whom she dated for nine months.

‘War Machine’ Trailer: Brad Pitt Will Win the War in Afghanistan (He Doesn’t) Brad Pitt has always been at his best when he abandons all pretense of being a “movie star” and embraces his inner-character actor. So there’s plenty of fun to be had in the War Machine trailer from watching one of the most famous men in the world vanish under a grey head of hair and a grizzled accent. Pitt seems to be putting his energies into a film that feels designed to ruffle feathers. While the new film from Animal Kingdom director David Michôd is based on the non-fiction book The Operators, his execution looks almost purely comedic.

TV Review: Arrow - Season 5 Episode 18 "Disbanded" Episode 18: "Disbanded" Synopsis: Diggle and Felicity are shocked by Oliver's decision to call on the Bratva to help take down Prometheus. Concerned the Bratva may overstep, Diggle has a hard conversation with Oliver about what happens if things go south. Meanwhile, Felicity learns something shocking at Helix.... Read More...

Deadpool 2 Director Says Cable Will ‘Wreak Havoc And Fun’ ‘Deadpool 2’ director David Leitch addresses those Michael Shannon casting rumors, says Cable will ‘wreak havoc and fun’ in ‘Deadpool’ sequel

After a mind-bending first season, Legion brings it all to a close tonight when David Haller faces his greatest challenge yet. FX has released eight stills from tonight's finale, come take a look!

Star Wars: Mark Hamill Hosting Carrie Fisher Tribute At Celebration There are plenty of reasons for Star Wars fans to be excited in 2017. For starters, this December sees the release of the hotly-anticipated The Last Jedi, which continues the Skywalker family saga. Additionally, the franchise as a whole is celebrating its 40th anniversary, giving everyone a chance to reflect on the enduring legacy of the galaxy far, far away as they look ahead to what Lucasfilm has in store for the future. Unfortunately, these occasions have a bittersweet tone to them, as a key part of Star Wars isn’t here to celebrate with everyone else.

Dunkirk CinemaCon Footage Details: Nolan Puts Viewers on the Beach Christoper Nolan’s Dunkirk is a dramatization of one of the most pivotal moments in World War II. With over 400,000 troops seemingly trapped on the beach of the French port at the mercy of German forces, a massive evacuation took place which was bloody, brutal, and dangerous. The mission resulted in a huge loss of life, but ultimately, 330,00 soldiers were saved. Nolan will bring all of this to life on the big screen, with an all-star cast that includes Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, James D’Arcy, and Harry Styles.

‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Won’t Bring Back Jeremy Renner Due to Marvel Commitments Even though Mission: Impossible 6 will feature Tom Cruise tackling a stunt that tops anything else he’s done in the franchise before, he’ll have to pull it off without one of this newer teammates helping him out. Jeremy Renner has co-starred in both Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation as a member of Ethan Hunt’s Impossible Mission Force.

Beauty and the Beast Roars Past $700M at the Global Box Office Beauty and the Beast has crossed a worldwide box office milestone after being in theaters for less than two weeks.

Johnny Depp Is 'King of the Jungle' in a Film About the Crazy Story of John McAfee There are good celebrity profiles, and then there are the ones that merit their own movies. In 2012, former antivirus software magnate John McAfee took Wired reporter Joshua Davis on a weird, darkly hilarious trip around his Belize compound while he was a person of interest in the Belizean investigation of an American expatriate’s murder. Who else could play him in a movie but certified weirdo Johnny Depp? Continue reading…

While he’s best known for Supernatural these days, one of Misha Collins‘ most infamous roles was as Alexis Drazen in the series 24 in 2012, in which that character had a little problem with the U.S. Senate.  One Senator in particular, anyway.

Fast 8 Press Tour Is Keeping Vin Diesel & The Rock Separated Despite Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson reportedly making amends, The Fate of the Furious stars are being kept apart during the press tour.

The DCEU’s Justice League may have been the one dominating social media last week, thanks to the full-length trailer that was just released, but Wonder Woman is still to come before the whole team get together. Hitting theaters in just over two months, this will be the first solo movie for the DC Extended Universe since 2013’s Man Of Steel, and fans are looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman’s backstory told on the big screen.

Released Image of Cress Williams As Black Lightning Hits The Web While DC Comics properties are struggling on the big screen, there is no doubt that they have found their groove on the small screen. Since the debut of Arrow in 2012, he as been joined by The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl and have been successful enough to be picked up for yet another season. Thanks to these shows we have been able to see a a huge variety of characters that would have never made it to the big screen.

Annabelle 2 Officially Titled Annabelle: Creation James Wan’s throwback supernatural horror film The Conjuring has spawned an unlikely franchise, including a successful sequel and the spinoff Annabelle series. All three films proved to be hugely profitable for Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, grossing nearly $900 million worldwide. The upcoming sequel to Annabelle is directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) and written by Annabelle scribe Gary Dauberman. Annabelle 2 will focus more on the doll’s maker, who invites a nun and a group of young girls into his home after they are forced to leave an orphanage.

The first teaser poster for the upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle was released at Cinema Con this weekend and while it doesn’t give us many hints about the upcoming movie it does continue to hint that Harry Hart (Colin Firth) isn’t as dead as we thought from that shot in the head. #Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Coming Soon. pic.twitter.com/DOPUGiyrRl — Kingsman (@KingsmanMovie) March 30, 2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be released September 29, 2017. ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Gets Another Teaser Poster

Frozen Producer Explains the Film’s Original Ending Frozen was a phenomenon. It is the highest grossing animated movie ever made, the ninth highest grossing film ever made, the highest grossing of 2013, and the best selling Blu-ray ever in the United States. It also won numerous awards, including two Oscars – Best Animated Film and Best Original Song (“Let it Go”). Disney followed it up quickly with a short film – Frozen Fever – while both a full-length sequel and a Broadway musical adaption are in the works. And it was almost a very different movie.

Aquaman CinemaCon Concept Art Video Includes Black Manta All the current buzz surrounding the DC Extended Universe might currently revolve around Wonder Woman, which comes out in just a few months, and Justice League, which just dropped a big trailer, but after that comes Aquaman, and based on the reactions to Jason Momoa in the Justice League trailer, Aquaman’s stock has risen significantly in just a few days. The timing of this increased interest in Aquaman couldn’t be more fortuitous, as it happened to come just a few days before Warner Bros.’ panel at CinemaCon,  where they covered Wonder Woman, Justice League, and gave a the

How a Fake Seth Rogen Script Fooled Big Time Players in Hollywood Two writers credited their comedy script to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and got it read by many big stars and execs.

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Hawkeye to Return in Ant-Man 2? A new report claims that Jeremy Renner will return as Hawkeye in Ant-Man and the Wasp, which means he can't return for Mission: Impossible 6.

Director Steven Spielberg lavished praise on departing film Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Wednesday, at the top of a CinemaCon presentation in her honor. Of the 31 presidents in the Academy’s history, Spielberg said the office’s job is to “take the blame for a lot of things they’re not responsible for, and rarely get credit for the things that they are.” Spielberg continued, “none may have faced what Cheryl has faced in her years.” Also Read: How Could Oscars Have Screwed Up 'Moonlight' Best Picture Moment? The director appeared

So I was at Starbucks this morning getting a coffee when the cashier, noticing my Spider-Man jacket, started talking about the new trailer. His big takeaway from the trailer was how ironic it was that Michael Keaton was playing The Vulture, a character similar to the Birdman character from the film of the same name. In my mind I thought "Screw you, he's Batman." The new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer is out and there is a lot to talk about. You get a little peek into what the film is about.

In the latest roster reveal for NetherRealm and WB Games' Injustice 2, new additions Captain Cold & Scarecrow team up with Grodd and Bane. Hit the jump to see some awesome gameplay footage...

Bring John Wick: Chapter 2 home on Blu-ray June 13 Now that JOHN WICK 2 has made the Keanu Reeves-led series a bona fide franchise by doubling the money of the original AND getting superior reception, it’s now time to pay thanks to whatever lives in the sky and controls everything down here like a kid playing with Legos. That, or we could just pay actual money on June 13, which is the official release date for the Blu-ray version of the movie! This... Read More...

News Briefs: Oscar Isaac to Star in and Produce 'Operation Finale' Operation Finale: Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, above) is in final negotiations to star in and produce Operation Finale. It's based on a true story about Israeli spies who hunted for Nazi general Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in the 1960s so that he could stand trial for his heinous crimes against humanity. Matthew Orton wrote the script; Chris Weitz, who cowrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is set to direct. [Deadline]   Cloverfield: Producer J.J. Abrams'...Read MoreRead Comments

Just last month, Moonlight rocked the cinematic world when it upset favorite La La Land (in a very direct way) to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Since, the film has seen a much wider release all across America — an incredible achievement in itself, as the movie depicts a gay love story between two black men. The film shattered several representational milestones as the first movie with an all-black cast to win Best Picture and the first Best Picture winner to center on LGBT themes.

Zookeeper's Wife: Jessica Chastain Shines as a Holocaust Hero The Zookeeper's Wife explores the remarkable true story behind a Polish couple's courage during World War II.

'Dante's Lunch': Meet 'Coco's Dog in Pixar's Newest and Cutest Animated Short We usually have to wait until the newest Pixar film hits theaters to enjoy the latest Pixar short, but fans of the beloved animated studio won’t have to wait until this fall to see Dante’s Lunch… A Short Tail. Pixar has released their new short online a full eight months ahead of its theatrical debut, giving fans another sneak peek at the colorful world of Coco via the life of his endearing dog, Dante. Continue reading…

Are you ready for seconds? Netflix has officially renewed its zombie mom series Santa Clarita Diet for a second season, and they have an announcement teaser full of body parts to prove it.Stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant will be back to reprise their roles.

Now that he’s finished with Transformers, Michael Bay is in search of his next project, which may come in the form of a movie about elusive drug kingpin El Chapo. Sony Pictures has finally obtained the film rights to the book Hunting El Chapo: The Thrilling Inside Story of the American lawman Who Captured the World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord, and Michael Bay is on their potential list of directors. Continue reading…

Fate of the Furious Early Reactions: As Fast & Furious As Ever For a movie franchise that began as Point Break with cars, Fast & Furious has come a long way. Whether it was drifting through Tokyo, robbing banks, jumping out of planes or through buildings, the franchise has become more of an event with each passing installment in the action-heavy franchise. Throughout the series’ evolution, it has managed to maintain a core theme of family. As with any franchise that lasts this long, at a certain point audiences begin to question when it will fall off and whether or not it can successfully incorporate new elements into he familiar formula.

We could be looking at the best King adaptation since ‘The Mist.’If you’re like me, well first off congratulations, but more relevantly, the announcement of a feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s epic horror novel, IT, probably left you feeling conflicted. On the one hand, more King adaptations and horror films in general are undeniably good things. On the other though, that’s a lot of book to cram into a feature film, and we already have a fairly competent mini-series adaptation as well.Plus — and I may be alone on this one — I don’t love the novel.

New US Trailer for Horror Film 'A Dark Song' Starring Catherine Walker "This is the price of our rage. Embrace it, don't fear it." IFC Films has released another new official US trailer for the indie horror thriller film A Dark Song, from Irish/Welsh filmmaker Liam Gavin. This horror story follows a determined young woman grieving over the loss of her young son, who reaches out to an occultist with experience in an ancient invocation ritual that she believes might allow her to make contact with her deceased child. Catherine Walker stars as Sophia, with a full cast including Mark Huberman, Susan Loughnane and Steve Oram.

Anytime Paul Thomas Anderson releases a new movie is cause for celebration, but this year doubly so.Via Jeff Sneider, EIC of The Tracking Board, it was announced yesterday at the Focus Features presentation during Cinema Con that the writer-director’s next film, the yet-to-be-officially-titled collaboration with Daniel Day Lewis about a royal dressmaker in the 1950s, will be released here in the US on Christmas Day 2017.No footage was shown and that pesky working title — Phantom Thread­ — was neither confirmed nor denied, but by all accounts production is going swimmingly and an end-date is in

The first independent film Alicia Malone discusses this week tackles an important story that you've probably never heard of. In The Zookeeper's Wife, Jessica Chastain stars as the Polish zookeeper Antonina Zabinski, who with her husband helped turn their zoo into not only a haven for animals but also a safe harbor for Jews during the German invasion of World War II. It's an incredible but true story of one woman's heroism that Chastain told us she hopes won't be her last....Read MoreRead Comments

The New Stunning Trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets At least visually Luc Besson seems to bring his A-game with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, now let’s hope the movie is more The Fifth Element and less Jupiter Ascending. “A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must […] Read The New Stunning Trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets on Filmonic.

A few years back, the character of Spider-Man was on the ropes. Audiences had grown sick of his backstory, and were craving something a little less same-y. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the straw that broke the camel’s back on that one, and was proof that not everyone could nail a shared universe as well as Marvel Studios.

A.D. Miles is stepping down as “Tonight Show” head writer, TheWrap has learned. The comedian is returning to Los Angeles with his family to pursue acting and also sitcom and film writing, we’ve been told. Miles, who will still scribe skits for Jimmy Fallon over the next few weeks, will continue to work with his longtime boss as he and the “Tonight Show” host are doing an animated feature together. NBC’s 11:30 p.m. viewers may best know Miles as the dorky Camp Winnipesaukee counselor that constantly cracked friends Fallon and Justin Timberlake up.

Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara was absent from the studio’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the first time in three years. The presentation, titled “The Big Picture,” kicked off with Warner Bros. President of Worldwide Marketing Sue Kroll, who introduced TV host Maria Menounos as the evening’s emcee. Warner Bros. Pictures President and Chief Content Officer Toby Emmerich, who replaced Greg Silverman just months ago, was also absent from the presentation.

Rowan Atkinson is at his slapstick best in the ’90s British comedy show Mr Bean, where he spends his time pulling funny faces and showing the world how physical comedy should be done. The show is all about Mr Bean’s ridiculous adventures as he tries to navigate the world in his little red mini with his teddy at his side, and it’s simply good old fashioned fun for the whole family.

The Tobolowsky Files is back, and will be releasing weekly episodes for the next few months! In this episode: The most surprising thing about the future can be the past. The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

BAYWATCH - At this point you pretty much know whether or not you're going to see BAYWATCH and I'd wager that most of you are. Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra and Ilfenesh Hadera lead the cast and the trailers thus far have done enough to either sell you a ticket or grab hold of your wallet. For my money, I'm all in, as this just looks like a big, dumb, raunchy... Read More...

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has had its share of troubles over the last decade, as the televised ceremony continues to struggle with ratings and viewer numbers continue to erode.

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In a new interview, Lauren Cohan (Maggie) gives fans an idea of what to expect from this Sunday's season 7 finale of The Walking Dead. We also have some lovely photos from her shoot with Bazaar.

Death is a grisly business. It comes to all of us. Even if you happen to be the King of France, who's been reigning for 72 years. All the documented evidence indicates Louis XIV died of gangrene on his leg caused by diabetes.

Kobe Bryant is working through some stuff everybody. The 5-time NBA champion has appeared in videos for ESPN with a puppet named Little Momba (get it?) to tell all of us what it means to have what he refers to as his “Musecage”. What is a Musecage you ask? Here, I will let him explain first. Umm…what?

Meet Ferdinand. He’s the most kind and gentle bull you’ll ever meet.From the brilliant mind of Brazilian director Carlos Saldanha (Rio, Ice Age), Ferdinand is based off a lovable children’s book by Munro Leaf.The film is about a bull, with a big heart, is mistaken for a ferocious dangerous beast.

A couple years ago, director Matthew Vaughn released a film called Kingsman: The Secret Service. It was based on a comic by Mark Millar, but to the general public, it seemed like another generic spy movie take. To those who didn’t realize the genius of Matthew Vaughn, it may have even been overlooked as another YA teen flick — at least based on the advertising.

Five Nights at Freddy’s is a point-and-click survival horror video game about a night time security guard at a Chuck E. Cheese’s-like pizza joint, who finds himself being attacked by a group of deranged animatronic characters.

NEON Anne Hathaway has had to deal with an unusual amount of internet scorn – certainly more than average for someone in her position. In my brief encounters with her during interview situations, she’s always been funny, gracious (in that it’s obvious she’s putting a lot of thought into her answers as opposed to just giving canned answers) and shockingly self-aware. In 2014, she bluntly told me, “My impression is that people needed a break from me,” and I was completely unprepared to respond to that and didn’t really say much back and I’ve regretted that.

Goldie Hawn’s anticipated return to movies comes this year in the Amy Schumer comedy “Snatched” — and 20th Century Fox used that momentum to open their Thursday CinemaCon presentation. Hawn and Schumer woke up the convention of American theater exhibitors on its last day with some solid mother-daughter shtick. Schumer, clad in a high-necked blouse with a black dress layered on top, immediately asked Hawn, “do I look like a little fat girl on my way to Temple?

Say goodbye to the Mockingjay, and hello to the killer ballerina “Red Sparrow.” Jennifer Lawrence’s upcoming Fox spy thriller finally surfaced in the form of a CinemaCon trailer on Thursday — and Lawrence is in deep Brian De Palma mode. Oscar-winner Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, a Russian prima ballerina seemingly sabotaged with an injury by another in her dance company. Not wanting to let her able body and dramatic versatility go to waste, Charlotte Rampling recruits her as a spy for the Russian Government.

Box Office

  • 1. Beauty And The Beast
    Gross: $90,426,717
    Total: $319,032,604
  • 2. Power Rangers
    Gross: $40,300,288
    Total: $40,300,288
  • 3. Kong: Skull Island
    Gross: $14,670,653
    Total: $133,747,891
  • 4. Life
    Gross: $12,501,936
    Total: $12,501,936
  • 5. Logan
    Gross: $10,334,390
    Total: $201,644,986

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