Top Movie News for October 18, 2017

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Image Reveals New Look at Laura Dern (Plus Another BB Droid!) The recent trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi gave us a pretty hefty preview of the latest chapter in the saga, but amid all that new footage, a few things were missing — chiefly Laura Dern, who plays the violet-haired Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (what a name!). We’ve seen Dern in costume before, but a new image circulating online gives us a fresh sneak peek at her exciting Star Wars character…and reveals another BB unit. Continue reading…

Big Bang Theory may have spoiled Green Lantern cameo in Justice League So THE BIG BANG THEORY is running a contest that involves winning tickets to the JUSTICE LEAGUE premiere in Hollywood. The rules involve readers identifying "The Superhero of the Day" via a roulette wheel decorated with the various DC hero logos. You can see it here: Something seems off though, right? Well that's because, as you can see, next to the Batman insignia, and over... Read More...

Harvey Weinstein Resigns From The Weinstein Company Board It’s official: Harvey Weinstein is out as co-chairman of The Weinstein Company after the company’s remaining board met on Tuesday to accept his resignation. Continue reading…

LOL: Idris Elba Thinks a ‘Dark Tower’ Sequel Might Happen As deep into the Stephen King renaissance as we are now, it’s easy to gloss over the little blip over the summer that was The Dark Tower. Highly anticipated by King fans and Idris Elba fans alike, The Dark Tower opened to meager box office returns and even worse movie reviews. Trouble had been brewing long before it was released in theaters — Nikolaj Arcel‘s adaptation of the series that King has called his “magnum opus” had a slim 95 minute run time — and fans were skeptical over whether the incredibly dense, decade-spanning novels could be condensed into one movie.

Biggest Thor: Ragnarok Easter Egg Revealed Kevin Feige confirms the presence of some fan-favorite Marvel characters in the next Phase 3 sequel Thor: Ragnarok.

Roy Price Resigns As Head Of Amazon Studios Following Allegations Of Sexual Harassment Getty Image Roy Price, who presided over original television and film projects like Transparent and Manchester By the Sea for Amazon Studios, resigned on Tuesday following allegations of sexual harassment by a show producer. CNN reports an Amazon spokesperson confirmed Price’s resignation, which came five days after the company decided to suspend him pending an internal investigation of the matter first reported by The Hollywood Reporter‘s Kim Masters.

Kevin Smith Is Donating Residuals From His Harvey Weinstein-Backed Movies To Women Filmmakers View Askew Productions In many ways, Kevin Smith owes his career to Harvey Weinstein. It was Miramax, which Harvey founded with his brother Bob, that purchased and released Clerks, and later, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno, among others. Smith feels horrible about this. “He financed the first 14 years of my career, and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain,” he tweeted after decades of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein came to light.

Louis C.K.’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Trailer Will Make You Feel Uncomfortable In I Love You, Daddy, Louis C.K. plays a TV writer whose underage daughter (Chloë Grace Moretz) begins dating a much older filmmaker (John Malkovich). It’s an instantly (and unfortunately) familiar story to anyone whose been following the news lately (or Woody Allen’s career). But C.K., who also wrote and directed (and who’s no stranger to accusations of improper behavior), claims he isn’t trying to say anything with the movie.

New Bright featurette delves into characters & gritty, magical action David Ayer is the mind behind some fantastic cop dramas like TRAINING DAY and END OF WATCH, and he’ll be in similar territory with the upcoming Netflix release, BRIGHT. Only this time, he cranks everything up to 11, then 12, and then rips the damn nob off and says, “F@ck it! Let’s throw Orcs and wizards and wands and anything we want in there.” The result is a crazy-looking fantasy-cop-drama starring Will Smith as a regular L.A.P.D. officer with an Orc... Read More...

Josh Brolin Says X-Force May Start Filming in 2018 Drew Goddard’s X-Force may start filming as soon as next year, according to star Josh Brolin. With a bit of experience already under his belt as Cable, Brolin is only at the beginning of this character’s journey. He’s set to debut in Deadpool 2 and recently wrapped filming on his X-Men introduction, but just how big of a role the time traveling mutant will have remains unclear.

The Flash Season 4: A Look Inside Episode 2, ‘Mixed Signals’ With the Arrowverse shows being back, so are the Inside videos — and here we have one for tonight’s episode of The Flash, ‘Mixed Signals’. Executive producer Todd Helbing talks about the new episode, how Barry (Grant Gustin) has changed since coming out of the Speed Force, and the lighter tone for the new season. The video starts by talking about how Barry has left behind all of the negative things from his past.

‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Remake Hires Andrew Kevin Walker to Pen Screenplay For Justin Lin Seven scribe Andrew Kevin Walker has been tapped to pen a new adaptation of the manga Lone Wolf and Cub. Previously adapted into a six-film series in the 1970s, the new take on Lone Wolf and Cub will be produced by Justin Lin, who will likely direct as well. Hop into a baby cart to hades and read the Lone Wolf and Cub remake details below. Lone Wolf and Cub, the classic manga created by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima, is about to find a new lease on life courtesy of Seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker.

Female Moviegoers Power Summer 2017 Box Office It’s no secret that cinemas just aren’t what they used to be. With access to streaming services and films being available at home sooner than ever before after hitting theaters, cinemas are losing tons of business. In fact, this past summer was one of the worst summers for movie theaters. However, there is some hope for the success of cinemas still. In fact, women moviegoers are the ones responsible for keeping movie theaters alive. According to an analytics firm called Movio, films that  did the best appealed to women who usually don’t go to the movie theaters regularly.

You’re a young woman looking for some purpose in your life who discovers she has powerful latent psychic abilities. Next thing you know, you find yourself recruited into a secret government program where you learn to control and use your abilities. Seems reasonable, right? Did I mention that your newfound abilities are going to come in really handy when you start looking into a conspiracy that threatens every psychic around the world?

Legends Of Tomorrow Season 3: The Titanic Reunion Of Billy Zane And Victor Garber Here we have the video look inside Freakshow, tonight’s new episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Executive producer Phil Klemmer talks about the new episode and the first thing he says is that the Legends have not been deputized by the Time Bureau… yet. Meaning that they are currently still rogue time travelers, but getting sanctioned might be something in the future. Now we learn that the anachronisms are ranked from hardest to easiest, and the team decides to take a level 1 to get started… located in Wisconsin, 1817. It’s located at P.T.

Jack Black is producing a small town serial killer comedy for ABC Moments ago, it was announced that ABC has made plans to develop an ensemble single-camera comedy with Jack Black's Electric Dynamite and ABC Studios set to produce. Entitled BORING, OR, the show will be centered around a small town with a serial killer on the loose. It follows Jonna, a police officer, who is determined to stop the killings while the rest of the townspeople remain dead set on not... Read More...

VOTD: How ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Should Have Ended Since Spider-Man: Homecoming is now officially available on home video, it’s time for the wisecracking movie fans over at How It Should Have Ended to put their spin on the latest iteration of everyone’s favorite neighborhood webslinger. This time, they let the fans take a crack at writing some of the jokes.

Jackman, Reynolds & more reportedly wanted for Detective Pikachu When fans of POKEMON imagine their dream live-action movie, they most likely imagine a massive world filled with adventure and battles featuring all their favorite creatures, flying around, scurrying about and what have you. What doesn’t come to mind is franchise mascot Pikachu with the voice of a jaded police officer teaming up with a human to solve mysteries. But the latter is exactly what... Read More...

By Victor Stiff “They wouldn’t even let me die in peace.” Last year, Ethan Hawke appeared in The Magnificent Seven alongside two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, and managed to be the most interesting character in the film. In the 2017 summer dud, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Hawke shares the screen with Rihanna’s shape-shifting alien character, Bubble, and is still far and away the most unusual person in the movie.

There is an active shooter situation near the filming of House of Cards and the set has been placed on lockdown. Variety is reporting that the Maryland Police are searching for the shooter in the area. The suspect has been identified as Radee Prince. He is wanted for shooting five people in a nearby business park. According to the Baltimore Sun , three of the people shot have died.  The target of the shooter’s rampage appears to be a business called Advanced Granite Solutions. All injured in the attack were employees.

Warner Bros. has officially launched an Oscar campaign for Wonder Woman, setting up screenings for Oscar voters over the next few months.

25 Scariest Horror Movies Streaming on Netflix and Amazon (Photos) Looking to get into the Halloween spirit with a scary movie night at home? If you have a Netflix or Amazon Prime subscription, you’ll have no shortage of options — but that also means a lot of crap to browse through, so TheWrap picked the best you should be searching for, instead. “The Witch” (Amazon) — Robert Eggers has created one of the most challenging horror films of the year: a slow-burn tale of a Puritan family that is hunted by the occult and their peculiar farm goat, Black Philip.

Director Ron Howard revealed the official title for the upcoming Han Solo centric film today on twitter. Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped production so here’s a special message #StarWars pic.twitter.com/8QJqN5BGxr — Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017 Looks like in the tradition of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we’ll be getting Solo: A Star Wars Story. Which means I can keep making my stupid Han Solo Solo movie joke. The post Ron Howard Reveals The Official Han Solo Movie Title appeared first on Bleeding Cool News And Rumors.

Snake Outta Compton Trailer: The Best or Worst Movie of 2018? A giant mutated serpent is unleashed as an aspirating rap group gets their big break in the horror comedy spoof Snake Outta Compton.

By Max Covill Marvel isn’t going away anytime soon. Even though Kevin Feige made a point of saying the Marvel Cinematic Universe won’t go on forever, it looks like it won’t be ending soon. According to interview with Uproxx recently, Feige went on record as saying that Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled fourth Avengers movie will build to a climax for the series up to this point: “Well, all I’ll say is the films we are working on now – which take us through to the Avengers Untitled in May of 19 – that’s really all we are focusing on. And we are focusing on bringing, by t

Disney’s Big Hero 6 is about to launch a brand new TV series based on the film and to kick-off the series, Disney XD and Disney Channel will simultaneously air a new one-hour movie in November. The film, Baymax Returns, will usher in several shorts and previews ahead of the series’ premiere for 2018.

We’re back again for Bleeding Cool’s weekly recap of American Horror Story: Cult, this time taking a look at the game-changing Episode 6: ‘Mid-Western Assassin.’ This week, we’ve got: literal and metaphorical assassination attempts; Ivy’s (Alison Pill) deep disdain for Jill Stein; Meadow’s (Leslie Grossman) true role in all of this; and how Kai (Evan Peters) doesn’t take too well to losing public debates.

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Review: Only the Brave

JoBlo - 2 hours 43 min ago

PLOT: The true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite crew of firefighters dedicated to fighting wildfires all over the United States. REVIEW: Watching ONLY THE BRAVE I couldn’t help but think that twenty years ago this would have been a Jerry Bruckheimer-level A-list tentpole summer release. It’s so seemingly commercial it hurts. It’s a star-laden movie... Read More...

Legendary horror director John Carpenter says that he supports all remakes of his films, as long as he gets paid. This stance is unlikely to surprise anyone familiar with Carpenter, as he’s always been the type of guy to not hold back on his opinions, regardless of what the masses might think of them.

By Sheryl Oh Facebook isn’t messing around with its original scripted programming. The social network is going for the cream of the crop. Social media platforms don’t just exist in their communication bubbles anymore. Some of them, like Facebook, are slowly but surely finding ways to remain serious contenders for audience’s attention spans, in any way, shape or form.

Director David Ayer’s social media activity has reignited rumors that Baby Driver‘s Eiza González may be Catwoman in Gotham City Sirens. Warner Bros. is exploring several avenues that will keep Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn front and center as their DC movie universe continues on. The quickest option for her to return to the role appears to be in Suicide Squad 2, but that is just one of many Harley Quinn projects in development.

By Sheryl Oh Riz Ahmed already brings inclusion to the screen where it counts and a Shakespearean role would only reinforce that. There was a time when I would trawl the internet in an attempt to find any Riz Ahmed content. This was back in 2013, and I’d just seen The Reluctant Fundamentalist and was blown away by his performance.

Earlier today, Variety announced that MILLION DOLLAR BABY and BOYS DON'T CRY actress Hilary Swank will join Clara Ruggard for an intense mother-daughter sci-fi feature entitled I AM MOTHER. To be presented as a technological thriller, Ruggard will portray the first of a new generation of humans raised by “Mother” – a kindly robot designed to repopulate the earth... Read More...

Any “horror fan” who isn’t planted A-Clockwork-Orange-theater-style in front of AMC’s shriektastic Shudder streaming service needs to change that malfunction immediately. I say this as an addicted subscriber myself. You’ll finally have the opportunity to watch all those “classic” genre films your pretentious cinephile friends wax so poetically about. But wait! There’s more! Shudder has officially entered the distribution game, offering exclusive premiere content that is alone worth the small monthly payment.

By Christopher Campbell Don’t just play it safe when you can strive to be an experimental film superstar. One of the most famous indie filmmakers to rise up through the ’90s, Todd Haynes has managed to be both an experimental director and a mainstream entertainer. From his mix of pop culture and avant-garde satire with 1988’s Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story to his latest work of nonlinear storytelling, Wonderstruck, Haynes delivers complex but accessible movies.

Stranger Things is a special kind of television show. It became an overnight phenomenon last summer, and anticipation is at a fever pitch for Part 2’s big debut next Friday. But what about those people who do not have Netflix? Yes, they do exist. I myself have a great friend who is dying to watch the show, but will not subscribe to Netflix for some crazy reason. Say what you will about their movie choices, but their original programming is more than worth the price.

The creepy first teaser trailer for Josh Boone's New Mutants movie debuted over the weekend, so we've gathered together details on each of the main characters for those that may not be familiar with them.

Rami Malek Stuns as Freddie Mercury in Latest Look at Queen Movie Mr. Robot star Rami Malek transformed into Queen singer Freddie Mercury in a new photo from Bohemian Rhapsody shared by director Bryan Singer.

A new clip and featurette shows how extensive research trips to Mexico helped the artists at Pixar to create their latest animated feature. Continue reading…

Game of Thrones‘ seventh season certainly left fans with a lot to talk about – and it’s a good thing, too, since we probably won’t see the eighth and final season until sometime in 2019. One of the many fan theories that popped up in the wake of the most recent finale involved the potential return of a significant side character, but a new piece of casting news seems to have shot that theory out of the sky like the Night King hurling a spear into Viserion.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Aline Brosh McKenna and Rene Gube are looking to go hard in the paint with their in-development comedy series at CBS. Big Men would follow an Asian-American rookie professional basketball player who dreams of life as a “baller”. Standing in his way are his 13-year-old twin sisters whom he co-parents with his overbearing-yet-loving immigrant father.

I apologize for a lack of review for Episode 2.

A William Shatner Star Trek Discovery cameo is in the works…in William Shatner’s mind. The actor, who originated the role of Captain Kirk on the 1960s Star Trek series and went on to reprise the role in seven more feature films, is eager to return to the character.

"The evil that troubles your home must see that I am your invited guest." Freestyle has revealed an official trailer for the horror thriller Angelica, which has been sitting on the shelf for two years awaiting release. Angelica is the latest film from Mitchell Lichtenstein, the director of that wacky, freaky horror film Teeth from a decade ago. This is a supernatural thriller set in Victorian England about a couple who encounter a ghost in their house after having a baby named Angelica.

This week, David, Jeff, and Devindra welcome Stephen Tobolowsky to discuss Happy Death Day and the brilliance of Jessica Rothe. Check out Stephen’s new book, My Adventures with God. Also, David goes on hiatus. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook! Download or Play Now in your Browser: Subscribe to the /Filmcast: SHOWNOTES Intro What We’ve Been Watching (10:00) David: The Confession Tapes, Mr.

This year's Arrowverse crossover will feature an invasion of villains from Earth-X and now the man beneath the mask of that world's Flash/Reverse-Flash has been revealed and it's sure to leave you shocked!

Hayley Atwell’s latest social media post once again fans the flames of persistent rumors that she may be filming a cameo for the still-untitled upcoming Avengers 4. The British actress’ character, Peggy Carter, has already died of natural causes as seen in Captain America: Civil War, but that does not mean that she can’t come back to the lore moving forward.

Marvel Studios A few weeks ago, Jeff Bridges was making the press rounds and, on more than one occasion (including in an interview with Uproxx), mentioned how he wasn’t entirely thrilled that his character in the original Iron Man, Obadiah Stane, was killed off. Going on to say that in the original script that he had read, Stane survived – and if that had been true, Bridges, by this point, probably would have appeared in numerous Marvel movies. Here’s what Bridges told me back in August: No, in the script, the script that I hired onto, my character lives! They open my suit up and I’m gone.

Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to the HBO documentary “The Final Year,” which chronicles President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their last year in office. Directed by Greg Barker, “The Final Year” was produced by Julie Goldman and John Battsek and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last month. It will next screen as the Opening Night Selection of DOC NYC on November 9. Magnolia will then launch a multi-city theatrical release on Jan.

By Victor Stiff Are we looking for art in all the wrong places? Marvel movies have become a shorthand for everything wrong with Hollywood. Depending on who you ask they’re the reason for movie studios’ lack of creativity, they’re why fewer films are marketed towards adults and the reason why adults stopped going to theaters. Critics often lump Marvel movies with financially successful but critically panned titles like Transformers: The Last Knight or Batman v. Superman.

Last week, amidst its various ’80s-TV revivals, animated shows, and comedy specials, Netflix released yet another new original film. Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) depicts the slow-burn, middle-aged fracturing of a family whose patriarch (Dustin Hoffman) is both suffering from illness and still able to emotionally damage his three adult children. In the last few years, Baumbach has balanced between collaborating with Greta Gerwig on films like Frances Ha and Mistress America and making movies that focus on mid-40s angst and ennui.

The National Alliance of Theater Owners (NATO) announced Wednesday that the national average ticket price for Q3 2017 settled at $8.93, up 4.9 percent year-to-year. NATO also reported that five of the top ten highest grossing films from Q3 were R-Rated films, leading to more sales of higher-priced adult tickets. The highest grossing of those titles was Warner Bros.’ “Dunkirk,” which grossed $186.8 million in Q3.

Former Disney and DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg has denied a crude statement about Molly Ringwald attributed to him in a 1995 MovieLine article that resurfaced this week – but nonetheless says he’s “deeply, deeply sorry.” “That Molly Ringwald had to read those words attributed to me and believe I said them is horrifying, mortifying and embarrassing to me,” Katzenberg said in a statement to TheWrap. “Anyone who knows me now or back then knows I do not use language like that as a matter of course, or tolerate it. Ms.

Studio Ponoc, the Japanese animation house based in Musashino, Tokyo, Japan, and founded by Yoshiaki Nishimura in April 2015, is gearing up for a unique one-night-only event in celebration of their debut feature film MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER. On January 18, 2018, Studio Ponoc will team with Fathom Events and Gkids for a... Read More...

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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