Top Movie News for May 26, 2016

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X-Men: Apocalypse Preview Profiles the Fabulous Life of Professor X Robin Leach takes fans on a journey through the mysterious and luxurious X-Mansion in an 80-style preview for X-Men: Apocalypse.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Teaser Unearthed By the Academy For Star Wars fans, May 25 is an historical anniversary. On this date, audiences were treated to their first taste of the Star Wars universe with Episode IV – A New Hope. Unbeknownst to even George Lucas himself, the film’s release ignited a global phenomenon — one that is still thriving some 39 years later. As Star Wars mania went full speed ahead after A New Hope, audiences were eager to see how the ongoing saga would unfold.

Grab Your Family, 'The Fast and the Furious' Is Returning to Theaters This Summer To honor the 15th anniversary of the movie that started it all, Universal is re-releasing The Fast and the Furious in theaters nationwide. Revisiting your introduction to Dom, Letty, Brian and the magical world of NOS should help make the wait for Fast 8 a little easier, but you’ll only have a limited time to see the original film on the big screen. Continue reading…

Alien meets Ex Machina in the first trailer for Luke Scott's Morgan MORGAN follows a corporate risk-management consultant who has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment. Certainly sounds familiar to a little film by the name of EX MACHINA, although MORGAN may have gorier results. Check out the teaser trailer featuring Kate Mara and Hydra favorite Toby Jones and decide for yourself!... Read More...

Asa Butterfield is the first child of Mars in The Space Between Us trailer Every so often there seems to be a surge of interest in Mars and we get a handful of films following astronauts on, or traveling to, the red planet. On the heels of THE MARTIAN, one of the most successful films to be set on Mars, we're due to return with Peter Chelsom's THE SPACE BETWEEN US. The film follows Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield), the first person to be born on Mars as he... Read More...

Ghost in the Shell Lands Wolverine Star Rila Fukushima Rila Fukushima is the latest cast member to join Scarlett Johansson in the big screen adaptation of the popular anime Ghost in the Shell.

Chris Evans Wants Captain America Cameos in Spider-Man Movies As the recent blockbuster Captain America: Civil War reinforced, it’s becoming less and less common for Marvel Studios to release a film containing only one major hero. While origin stories like Ant-Man and the upcoming Doctor Strange occasionally buck this trend, Marvel movies not featuring some type of team-up are becoming the exception much more than the rule, with even Thor: Ragnarok set to feature The Hulk in a prominent role.

Bryan Cranston tries to take down Pablo Escobar in The Infiltrator trailer You know how those undercover crime thrillers go.  Law enforcement gets in too deep on their operation, chasing a big bust that might make a difference in the war against drugs/the mob/etc., and the further their involvement goes, the more danger they put themselves and those around them in. Those stories teeter on the wire, always teasing that things could bad at the drop of a hat... and... Read More...

Batman v Superman Producer Dropped from Several DC Movies As part of the Batman v Superman fallout, Warner Bros. producer Charles Roven is no longer involved in the day-to-day operations of some DC movies.

Our First 'Star Trek Beyond' Character Posters Give Face Time to Jaylah & Bones Paramount is really just getting started with their Star Trek Beyond promotions and released two somewhat surprising character posters today. One of good ol’ Bones and the other of the new alien character Jaylah.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/harpy

From last night… “We’re in a really good place if what we’re complaining about is comic books.” When Geoff Johns Talked To Seth Meyers About DC Universe: Rebirth #1

Cool Videos: Martin Lawrence's Black Knight joins Game of Thrones Even though we're currently in the midst of Season Six for HBO's GAME OF THRONES, we are still being introduced to new characters that play important roles in the future of Westeros. Sometimes they've been referenced before, and this is our first time meeting them, and others are just receiving their introductions into the still-expanding world around them.  But what if one of them... Read More...

Disney Considers Making Live-Action 'The Little Mermaid' Part of Your World Disney’s live-action remakes have become just as inevitable as death and taxes — not that it’s necessarily a bad thing, considering how well The Jungle Book turned out (on the other hand, there’s that whole Alice in Wonderland thing…). And like that project, the studio may once again be setting up a competing live-action remake, this time turning their sights to The Little Mermaid. Continue reading…

‘True Detective’ Might Not Return for a Third Season For most fans and critics, True Detective season two was a disappointment. The series’ creator and writer, Nic Pizzolatto, didn’t live up to the high expectations following the Cary Fukunaga-directed first season. Season two averaged higher ratings than its predecessor, but by the time the ending aired, the viewership was considerably lower than the previous finale. Now, it’s rumored the once acclaimed series might not return at all. Below, check out the recent update for True Detective season three. Back in November, HBO signed a new deal with Pizzolatto.

FX’s The Americans will soon wrap up season four. The Cold War-era drama, which first aired in 2013, saw a drop in viewerships with season two and three. The Americans has never been a juggernaut in the ratings, which has often made fans worry the show wouldn’t end on its own terms. FX has remained a major supporter of the show, ratings be damned, and the network will allow the series’ co-runners Joe Fields and Joe Weisberg to complete the drama with two final seasons. Below, learn more about The Americans final seasons. FX has ordered 23 more episodes of the show.

Rumor: More 'Suicide Squad' Characters Could Get Their Own Spinoffs Recent news of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn spinoff confirms what we already assumed: she’s the best part of Suicide Squad. But if a new rumor proves to be true, she may not be the only charismatic member of Task Force X, as Warner Bros. might be considering giving a couple of her villainous co-stars spinoffs of their very own. To be honest, a Captain Boomerang solo movie doesn’t seem like something that would ever actually happen, but WB has done wackier things in recent years. Continue reading…

Wesley Snipes on Blade Return: Ball’s in Marvel’s Court Ever since Marvel Entertainment reacquired the live-action rights to the vampire-hunting antihero known as Blade there’s been talk from Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige about the potential for the company to one day explore an R-rated film, potentially even bringing that particular “daywalker” back to the big screen. Of course, nothing of the sort has happened and Marvel Studios has not made an R-rated movie nor do they have any plans to according to Disney boss Bob Iger. Marvel TV however, has no qualms about delving into more adult content with their critically acclaimed Ne

Warcraft – The Coolest Kids On The Block Duncan Jones thinks there is an arms race in Hollywood for the best visual effects and right now he and the crew of Warcraft are the coolest kids on the block. It’s hard to say for story and acting from the trailers, but the visuals we’ve seen so far in the trailers and featurettes are pretty stunning. And the fact a lot of it was shot practically mixing live-action with CGI characters is impressive. Converting video games to film has not gone well over all. Has Legendary and Blizzard figured out how to do it? The early reviews seem to cast some doubt on that.

Disney CEO Bob Iger erupted in frustration against Bernie Sanders’ attacks on Disney’s low wages and Iger’s sky-high salary, asking in a private Facebook post obtained by TheWrap:  “How many jobs have you created?” In a private Facebook message on Tuesday, Iger, a supporter of Sanders’ Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, wrote: “To Bernie Sanders: We created 11,000 new jobs at Disneyland in the past decade, and our company has created 18,000 in the US in the last five years. How many jobs have you created?

The Flash Season 2 Finale Review: Running in Circles Barry Allen did something heroic, then something stupid, and now everything’s gone to hell again.Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Compared to the Animated Version When the first trailer for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast dropped online yesterday (at the time of writing this), it was quickly doing the rounds on the Internet gaining overwhelmingly positive comments. It’s fair to say that for now, at least any qualms people had over Disney remaking one of their best-loved classics have been laid to rest.

Michael Bay sends out the first photo from the set of Transformers: The Last Knight as production begins in Cuba.

As Jeff Goldblum so delightfully puts it in the INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE trailers, "they like to get the landmarks." Indeed they do Jeff, indeed they do. Although I definitely wouldn't count Roland Emmerich's now twenty year old original film among my favourites, I'm strangely looking forward to the upcoming sequel. Perhaps it's the thought of seeing Jeff... Read More...

This article will be talking about the season finale of Arrow, so definitely spoilers. . . . . . Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Going into this season the executive producers were talking about how the show was going to lightening up a bit and we were going to see Oliver Queen run for Mayor. Oliver did run for mayor before dropping out, but the show didn’t get lighter. No, it got much Darhker. Last night wrapped up the season with Damien Darhk as the bad guy.

Horror movies can be scary enough as they are. Just the ideas planted in the minds of viewers is often enough to get the imagination going. However, it's always a bit more scary when you know that the film is based on true events. This is especially true of the CONJURING films, which are based on the actual cases of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. As such, the studio has a unique opportunity in that they have actual files and recordings from the incidents they are drawing from.

Mirror’s Edge, the first-person parkour video game has an upcoming reboot scheduled and, it seems, a television show. Deadline reports Endemol Shine Studios has optioned the rights to the Electronic Arts video game series with intention of adapting to television. “It has a strong female protagonist, a wildly rabid fan base and a worldwide brand that Electronic Arts and EA DICE have done an amazing job establishing,” said studio president Sharon Hall. The original 2008 game and its upcoming reboot focus on Faith, a messenger in a futuristic world where corporate control of com

There are plenty of fish in the sea — and a few familiar turtles too. Disney Pixar has released a pair of new clips from the underwater sequel Finding Dory, and the first glimpses the return of the easygoing sea turtle Crush and his young son, Squirt. In a scene reminiscent of Finding...

Back in 2010, eventual Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts and writing partner Christopher D. Ford uploaded a trailer to the Waverly Films YouTube channel simply called “Clown.” The trailer had an interesting premise and claimed to be the next film from Cabin Fever‘s Eli Roth: Click here to view the embedded video. Roth eventually saw the trailer and offered to help Watts and Ford get it made. Dimension Films picked up the film before shooting began in late 2012, but delayed its release in the US until now.

Get Shorty is the newest addition to the long list of films turning into television programs. Director Barry Sonnenfeld‘s excellent 1995 film is an adaptation of Elmore Leonard‘s novel, but the show will draw from both the movie and Leonard’s original work.

So, we’ve all seen Chewbacca Mom… …but we haven’t seen her with late night talk show host, James Corden and Star Wars director, J.J. Abrams. Watch as J.J. gives her some fantastic advice. She get’s a nice surprise from the original Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew as well… It’s amazing what a trip to the store for a mask can do to your life. One minute you’re making breakfast for your kids, and the next…you’re on The Late Late Show with James Corden wearing a Chewbacca mask. Well done. Chewbacca Mom, James Corden, J.J. Abrams…OH MY!

Lionsgate unveiled its 2016 financials Wednesday afternoon, a year that turned out to be a tale of two different screens. TV revenue hit record highs over the fiscal 12 months while the film slate slumped off, something that boss Jon Feltheimer acknowledged in his prepared statement. “Our television business had a record year with all categories contributing great results, and we expect its strong growth to continue this year,” the CEO said.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first poster for THE ACCOUNTANT starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.The film is directed by Gavin O'Connor from a screenplay written by Bill Dubuque.THE ACCOUNTANT follows Christian Wolff (Affleck) who is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people.

Not much is known about Luke Cage, but some newly released set photos from the Netflix series put the spotlight on Erik LaRay Harvey as Willis Stryker/Diamondback exchanging blows with Power Man. However, this version of the character dons some sort of helmet and suit in order to square off with the man who has unbreakable skin, and he looks...well, like an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Karl Urban teases "great arc" for Skurge the Executioner in Thor: Ragnarok It was recently announced that Karl Urban has been added to the cast of THOR: RAGNAROK as Skurge the Executioner, and while speaking with IGN, the actor explained why he was interested in taking on the movie. Urban then went on to say that his character will have a great arc in the threequel. I read a fantastic script that was action-packed and full of great characters. When I heard who was involved -- and the... Read More...

Thirty years into Shane Black’s Hollywood career, first as a screenwriter and then full-on auteur, it is clear that he loves three things: buddy badinage, labyrinthine crime plots, and Christmas. Lethal Weapon. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Iron Man 3. All feature the holiday...

Joss Whedon has always been seen as someone who writes great female characters, and who has long championed strong female protagonists for his stories. From projects like BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER to ALIEN: RESURRECTION, from FIRELY to DOLLHOUSE, and within his two AVENGERS movies for Marvel, Whedon has a history of showcasing kickass women kicking serious ass and not being treated as damsels or mere eye candy.

The 'Ghostbusters' cast reveals their odd, pre-ghostbusting jobs

As historian Benjamin Franklin Gates, Nicolas Cage unraveled numerous mysteries in the two National Treasure films — and raked in some serious Benjamins at the box office. But one conundrum the Oscar-winning actor can’t solve is when we will see another movie in the series. “I...

I love horror films that are set in the past, before mobile phones, internet, even before cars; the more isolated, the better, without the distraction of modern life interrupting what makes us truly afraid. When all you have is other humans and nature and the thin line that separates you from violence and insanity. Such seems to be the case with The Lighthouse, a new feature film directed by Chris Crow (Devil's Bridge, Panic Button) and produced by David Lloyd (Devil's Bridge).

Shia Labeouf is hitting the road for his latest artistic endeavor. The actor and his two collaborators, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, are hitchhiking across the country in a project they are calling #TAKEMEANYWHERE. The three started off in Boulder, Colorado, on May 23 and will stay on the road until June 23. They will tweet their coordinates after every ride and the first person to pick them up can take them wherever the person chooses.

Director David Yates' take on The Legend of Tarzan will put a new spin on the classic Greystoke tale, beginning the story with a settled John Clayton being forced to return to his wild ways to come to the aid of his wife, Jane. This latest poster for the movie features the two leads surrounded by some jungle pals, who will no doubt come in very handy during the inevitable battle to come. It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) a

'I don’t want to have any "men" or "women" signs in the building,' says Alamo Drafthouse CEO

A perfect documentary for an election cycle internet.Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

Eli Roth is open to horror in all its forms — so much so that a one-sentence pitch can become his next scream-inducing project. Roth’s Crypt TV hosted a “One Sentence Scare” contest for global genre fans with partner MoviePilot.com, a digital entertainment magazine. The winning concept will become a short film produced by the “Hostel” director himself. Solon Papageorgio, an 18-year-old from Greece, came out on top.

My personal jury is still out on director Mickey Keating, but one thing has become increasingly clear over the past two years or so: he’s here to stay. His new film, Carnage Park, rode a wave of generally positive buzz at Sundance and SXSW this year and the first trailer makes this look like the film that could break him out of his current niche. That is, if he even wants to break out of his current niche. Keating’s work certainly suggests that he is perfectly happy making films directly for already-entrenched horror fans and trash cinema aficionados.

Before they finalized the title, 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm released trailers for 'Revenge Of The Jedi,' and a long-lost version of the trailer has surfaced from the UK.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured

A year ago we learned that The Rock would be starring in a big screen remake of Big Trouble In Little China, but we haven’t heard much about it since then. Sometimes when you don’t hear about a film project for a long time you just assume that it could have fallen into development heck. I thought this might be the case with The Rock’s Big Trouble remake, especially since the action star keeps getting attached to so many new projects, like the Jumanji remake and the Robert Ludlum cinematic universe.

Funko seems to have the rights to just about everything you love whether it’s modern day superheroes and sci-fi or 80s classics. Now they’ve gone and transformed characters from Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s The Dark Crystal.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/harpy

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are on the express train to Splitsville. Heard has filed for divorce from “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Depp, after just over one year of marriage, according to court documents obtained by TheWrap. The pair married in February 2015 after meeting on the set of 2011’s “The Rum Diary,” which was an adaptation of a Hunter S.

If you've somehow forgotten that X-MEN: APOCALYPSE takes place in the 1980's, Twentieth Century Fox's marketing for the film has definitely been doing everything they can to remind you of that fact by taking advantage of its 80's roots. We've already seen an enrollment video for Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, and the latest piece of 80's heavy marketing... Read More...

Box Office

  • 1. Angry Birds Movie, The
    Gross: $38,155,177
    Total: $38,155,177
  • 2. Captain America: Civil War
    Gross: $32,939,739
    Total: $347,215,892
  • 3. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
    Gross: $21,760,405
    Total: $21,760,405
  • 4. Nice Guys, The
    Gross: $11,203,270
    Total: $11,203,270
  • 5. Jungle Book, The
    Gross: $10,944,350
    Total: $327,424,915

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