Top Movie News for June 27, 2017

Spider-Man Drops In For A Cup Of Coffee Plus Another Poster Some critics have already seen Spider-Man: Homecoming and a good portion of the critics screenings are happening this week. Thus far Sony has marketed this movie to death and they keep releasing clips and posters like the world might actually end before this movie has a chance to come out. One thing they did do that was kind of funny was take over a Starbucks in New York City and have Spider-Man drop out of the ceiling to get a cup of coffee.

Dragon Tattoo Star Michael Nyqvist Passes Away at 56 Actor Michael Nyqvist, best known for his role in the original Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo movie, has passed away at the age of 56 after battling lung cancer on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Born as Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist on November 8, 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden, Nyqvist was educated at the School of Drama in Malmö. His first major breakthrough was in 2000 with the film Together directed by Lukas Moodysson.

Edgar Wright has never seen Ant-Man and likely never will We all know the tale of Edgar Wright's involvement with ANT-MAN; after spending eight years developing the film, Wright wound up departing due to "creative differences," or, as the director recently put it, "I wanted to make a Marvel movie but I don’t think they really wanted to make an Edgar Wright movie." That's a large chunk of time... Read More...

The Batman Features a ‘Detective Version’ of the Dark Knight Previous Batman films have showcased the Caped Crusader as a superhero, but the upcoming movie, The Batman, will embrace the character’s detective side, according to director Matt Reeves. Since Batman’s skill as a detective is one of the character’s most important attributes, it will likely please fans to hear that this aspect of the character will be adapted to the big screen, especially since it’s been overlooked to a certain exent in previous films.

Superhero Bits: Deadpool 2 Details and Set Photos, The Tick Takes Over Comic-Con & More Which Deadpool character will Weasel have a storyline with in Deadpool 2? When will we find out about the movies coming after Avengers 4, and what could they be? What’s the Merc with a Mouth doing at a kid’s birthday part in Deadpool 2 set photos? Will Joss Whedon have the time to appear at San Diego Comic-Con this summer? Is Eugene Brave Rock‘s character in Wonder Woman a demi god?

Despicable Me 3 to Top Independence Day Holiday Box Office Despicable Me 3 looks set to take the box office crown this 4th of July weekend. The third entry in the Steve Carell-starring franchise focusing on a reformed supervillain and his diminutive henchmen, the Minions, is looking likely to open in the $85-95 million range for the weekend, buoyed by continued passion for the franchise and solid reviews for the latest entry.

Ansel Elgort to play a young John F. Kennedy in Mayday 109 According to Deadline, BABY DRIVER star Ansel Elgort has signed on to play John F. Kennedy in MAYDAY 109, a drama based on Kennedy’s service during the second World War. The upcoming feature will focus on Kennedy's time as the commander of Patrol Torpedo boat 109 in the South Pacific when, on the evening of August 2, 1943, PT 109 was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagin and two crewmen... Read More...

Could a Superman ‘Red Son’ Movie Happen? The Superman story “Red Son” is one of the most innovative and adventurous in comics history: It imagines what would happen if the future Superman had crash-landed not in Kansas, but behind the Iron Curtain. Though it couldn’t be more timely, given the tension between the U.S. and Russia, it’s probably too wild an idea for a movie studio to attempt. Especially now, with Warner Bros.

Forces of Destiny Trailer Highlights the Women of Star Wars Disney has premiered the first look at the upcoming Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a series of animated shorts highlighting the courage and bravery of the women in the Star Wars franchise. Beyond the general excitement that Star Wars had returned to the big screen for the first time in a decade, one of The Force Awakens’ big hooks is that it features the first female protagonist in the franchise’s history.

First Greatest Showman Footage Has Hugh Jackman Ready for the Circus Stars Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Keata Settle tease new footage from the first Greatest Showman trailer, debuting tomorrow.

Iconic Jabba the Hutt Puppet to Return in Han Solo? A new report claims Jabba the Hutt will have an important role to play in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Robert Pattinson is desperate to free his brother in Good Time trailer Robert Pattinson has certainly come a long way from his time starring in the TWILIGHT franchise alongside Kristen Stewart, and his latest film looks to be a far cry from his days as the sparkly vampire. Directed by the Safdie brothers, GOOD TIME finds Pattinson racing against the clock as he desperately attempts to save his brother after a botched bank robbery lands his sibling in jail. Also starring... Read More...

Better Call Saul, quite possibly the best show currently airing on television, has been renewed for a fourth season by AMC. This news comes shortly after a third season finale that summed up the show in a nutshell: it was hilarious, unnerving, inventively shot, loyal to Breaking Bad without leaning on it, and primed to give even a healthy viewer a panic attack. AMC announced today that Better Call Saul season 4 will premiere in 2018 with a 10-episode season.

Justice League Co-Director Joss Whedon Is Skipping Comic-Con Joss Whedon has decided against attending Comic-Con for only the second time in twenty years to focus on finishing Justice League.

Alec Baldwin Will Still Play Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Next Season Back in the spring, while Saturday Night Live was still in the middle of its 42nd season, Alec Baldwin indicated that he might not keep playing Donald Trump much longer on the late night sketch series. Though his portrayal of the unqualified President of the United States of America resulted in some of the most consistently high ratings SNL had received in recent years, Baldwin said: “I think the maliciousness of this White House has people very worried, which is why I might not do it much longer, by the way, that whole impersonation.

Jake Busey to play son of Gary Busey's Predator 2 character in The Predator So actor Jake Busey revealed recently on The Red Booth Show that he’s playing the son of PREDATOR 2 character Special Agent Peter Keyes in the upcoming THE PREDATOR from Shane Black. This is interesting for two reasons: 1) the PREDATOR 2 character was originally played by his father Gary Busey, and 2) PREDATOR 2 is officially in continuity. For those who don't remember, PREDATOR 2 is set... Read More...

Avengers: Infinity War Won’t Include Aunt May Marisa Tomei, who plays the integral supporting character Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will not be part of the massive ensemble assembling for next year’s Avengers: Infinity War. The Oscar-winner made her franchise debut last summer in Captain America: Civil War and will return in next month’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Now on Blu-ray: POWER RANGERS Makes For A Mediocre Film, But A Great Disc When it was announced that the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was getting a reboot for the cinema, a large portion of geek community let out a collective groan. I was never a big fan of MMPR back in the day, but even I was a bit puzzled as to why this property was being resucitated as a big budget film, then it dawned on me. Superheroes.

Conjuring Spin-Off The Nun Wraps Production Director Corin Hardy shares one final set photo from his Conjuring spin-off The Nun.

Gwendoline Christie has joined the cast of Robert Zemeckis‘ untitled Universal drama, which tells the true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit. Steve Carell stars as Mark, a man who builds a miniature WWII-era village as a way to recover from a violent assault.

Review: BABY DRIVER, Top-Notch Action Mixed With Sheer Fun Voom voom voom! So begins Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, which finds Ansel Elgort behind the wheel as a getaway driver, rocking out to a song blasting from the buds planted in his ears. In the privacy of his own space, the young driver known as Baby lip-syncs with total abandon, or as much abandon as he can manage while strapped into an automobile parked outside a bank while his criminal cohorts rob it. Soon they are racing down the streets and highways of Atlanta, the cohorts bug-eyed as Baby revs, shifts, and jams that wheel.

Death Note Poster Gives Us Our First Look At Ryuk The Shinigami Netflix certainly has their fingers in a lot of interesting pots. The past few years has seen them absolutely dominate the television series front. With original series like House of Cards, and Marvel productions like Luke Cage, they’ve proven that they can bring as riveting of dramas to the small screen as both standard networks and pay cable channels.

Charlize Theron recounts the true story behind punching co-star Teri Hatcher in the face while shooting 1996's 2 Days in the Valley.

Emmy-winning TV director Gail Mancuso will direct Dreamworks’ “Besties,” about a woman who hits the road with her best friends to stop an ex’s wedding. Mancuso has directed more than 300 episodes of TV, including “Modern Family,” for which she won her Emmys, as well as “30 Rock,” “Friends” and “Roseanne.” The script for “Besties” is by Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic, and follows a journey that begins when the woman discovers a love note from the ex that she has not seen before. Also Read: 'Wonder Woman&a

Star Trek: Discovery is the first Star Trek TV show to air in 12 years. With that, come plenty of expectations: a diverse crew, a noble captain and lead character, and a show that boldly explores different planets and story lines. But Star Trek: Discovery is changing things up. Not only is it airing on the streaming platform CBS All Access, it will feature a lead character played by Sonequa Martin-Green who is not the highest-ranking officer. Showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J.

On a list of movies that do not get the credit they deserve the original Blade trilogy might be right at the top. While we had Superman and Batman movies it was really the Blade, Spider-Man, and X-Men movies that really kicked off the superhero boom that we have today. Blade was an R-rated comic book movie when the idea of doing something like that was an insane proposition. While the series is far from perfect it did help pave the way and there are people out there defending it. One of the things that Marvel got back was the character of Blade several years ago.

Fans can expect their first glimpse at Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle later this week, now that the first trailer is scheduled to debut on Thursday. The long-gestating Jumanji sequel takes place decades after Joe Johnston’s 1995 film, which starred Robin Williams as Alan Parrish and Bonnie Hunt as Sarah Whittle, as well as Kirsten Dunst as Judy Shepherd and Bradley Pierce as Peter Shepherd.

R-Rated Hellboy Reboot Will Be a Very Bloody Affair Director Neil Marshall confirms that his Hellboy reboot will embrace its original source material which requires an R-rating.

There is a big difference between the comic book version of the Green Arrow and his live-action counterpart, and I’m talking about more than just the iconic Van Dyke beard. Since the Emerald Archer was paired with Green Lantern thanks to Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams, the character has been a socially conscious liberal, a unique role in comics in a lot of ways. The character portrayed by Stephen Amell on Arrow is much darker in the vein of Batman.

If you make George Lucas mad, he may not block you on Twitter, but he will tell you to get a job, as a few hapless autograph seekers recently discovered. TMZ shot footage of the “Star Wars” creator snapping back at autograph seekers in Beverly Hills on Monday night. Lucas is seen writing his signature to fans’ posters as a large bodyguard stands watch. At first, the scene looks relatively peaceful. Someone behind the camera asks for Lucas’ opinion on various issues — director Ron Howard taking over the Han Solo movie, and an impending L.A.

With just over two weeks to go until War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters, we’re hitting that final round of marketing where 20th Century Fox is pulling out all the stops to convince audiences who haven’t already made up their mind about the sequel to buy a ticket when the time comes.

Isaac Asimov's seminal FOUNDATION book series is one of those white whales, like RENDEZVOUS WITH REMA, that seems like it would never see the light of day. Not only is it a sprawling, multi-character, and complexly political work, but also many of its best ideas have already been cannibalized by things like STAR WARS (a similar problem JOHN CARTER faced). So the challenge to adapting... Read More...

Having just finished up the final season of HBO’s Girls, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are in the market for more off-kilter comedy, and what should pop up on their radar’s this week but the American remake of German comedy (no, seriously) Toni Erdmann. Continue reading…

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Review: Okja

JoBlo - 10 hours 39 min ago

PLOT: A young girl (Ahn Seo-hyun) tries to rescue her best friend, a genetically modified super-pig, from the clutches of a multinational conglomerate. REVIEW: OKJA marks the second major studio-level feature to be released by Netflix this year. With a budget of $50 million and a cast peppered with big names, Bong Joon-ho’s follow-up to SNOWPIERCER could have conceivably been made by a major, although... Read More...

Marvel Entertainment has teased the official reveal of the Inhumans trailer with a trailer for the trailer on Twitter. The full trailer will come on Thursday, but for the dozens of rabid Inhumans fans who can’t wait, you can watch the 11 second trailer teaser trailer below: The wait is almost over. This Thursday, check back for the first trailer from "Marvel's #Inhumans"! @theinhumans pic.twitter.com/phelZa5TCb — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) June 27, 2017 Satisfying!

By Liz Baessler ‘Preacher’ kills an old friend over and over again. “Mumbai Sky Tower,” the second episode of Preacher, begins right where it left off, with Jesse finally discovering the limits of Genesis and the power of the Saint of Killers. And since Jesse can’t stop the Saint, we continue last night’s tradition of offing every minor character we meet in a complete bloodbath. We also close one of the gaps of knowledge that I spoke about in yesterday’s review.

Do you remember Iron Man 2? Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) was back, Pepper Potts (Gwyenth Paltrow) took over Stark Enterprises, we meet Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) got the War Machine armor and Peter Parker visited the Stark Expo. What? You don’t remember that last part? Sure you do… Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) has sent all of his drones to attack the Expo and there is this cute kid who stands there and and tries to stop the drone, Iron Man flies in and shoots it, but tells the kid, “good shot.” THAT was Peter Parker.

A sighting on the set of the upcoming movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix has sparked speculation that a new cast member could be joining the production. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was spotted on star James McAvoy’s Instagram feed, having dinner with the cast and crew in Canada. Just met "the dude".thank you Canada for such a progressive,impressive and somewhat suggestive real life superhero.

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but desperation was the father of women's wrestling in the 1980s. Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, GLOW is a fictionalized version of how the real-life Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling came into existence in the mid-1980s. It's largely seen through the eyes of aspiring actress Ruth Wilder, portrayed by Alison Brie, in a brilliant, extremely well-nuanced performance. The series introduces a dozen women who, for the most part, have no experience or even much knowledge about wrestling.

So I've been binging THAT 70s SHOW on Netflix the last week (eight seasons takes a while), and it brought back a lot of nostalgic memories. Not for the '70s (I wasn't alive then), but of my friends and I watching THAT 70s SHOW when it aired in the '90s and early '00s. It really captured what it was like to go to high school and hanging out with your friends in a... Read More...

Audiences will get their first glimpse at Avengers: Infinity War within the next few months, says Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige. Principal photography for Anthony and Joe Russo’s highly-anticipated Avengers film has been underway in Atlanta, GA, for the past five months, and we’ve already seen several set photos and production videos crop up online.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the full Hook prequel short film Bangarang reveals the origins of Rufio.

James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment has renewed a pact with Christie Digital Systems to create glasses-free 3D projectors for Avatar 2.

News for fans of the cult franchise Tremors. Variety reported last night that SyFy has picked up the pilot for potential to make a new series. They will produce with Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Television.    But the best news is that Kevin Bacon will return to reprise his role from the first film, Valentine McKee. Bacon only ever starred in the first film and did not return for the handful of sequels and straight to video chapters.

Since the return of Doctor Who in 2005, the Doctor has generally regenerated inside the TARDIS.

Spanish director Javier Chillon establishes a properly fatalistic mood for his short film They Will All Die in Space simply with its title, but still, questions remain. Who are they? How will they die? And why? Watch the extremely well-crafted film below to find out. (Spoiler: it's worth it.) And then visit the director's official site for more information.... [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]

It’s amazing just how much thought goes into the musical score for a television series like Game of Thrones. The fact the show has so many characters and houses, each deserving of it’s own theme but figuring out how and when to introduce them so it isn’t a jumbled mess. And keeping all of those themes unique without making them seem out of place.

Get ready for the game that plays you with a tiny preview before the first Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle footage debuts on Thursday.

I'm still not entirely sure what to make of THE DARK TOWER, but perhaps some of that is due to my unfamiliarity with the Stephen King series on which the film is based. Most everything I've seen from the movie has left me filling a little underwhelmed, but I've got to believe that the casting of Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black points to... Read More...

By Natalie Mokry In building a family for each other, the Guardians created a space for everyone who has ever felt like they don’t belong. Going on its 7th week in the theaters, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has seen domestic box office success of $380 million and counting. Where it has also experienced success, however, is in its ability to tug at the heartstrings of fans. It seems obvious to say that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2 are stories about outsiders who found each other, joined forces and created a family along the way.

Of all the movies that might inspire a sequel, a thriller about a math savant would probably not have been near the top of the list. Yet a sequel to The Accountant is indeed on its way, according to Deadline. Why? The original was a very good drama. Ben Affleck starred as math savant Christian Wolff, who is a successful, if very low-key, accountant. In a twist that's revealed very early in the story, however, he's identified by a Treasury Department official (J.R. Simmons) as an...Read MoreRead Comments

Daniel Day-Lewis is primarily known for his method acting: it can take him years to fully prepare for a role, and he’s the kind of actor who really likes to immerse himself in the material. Remember when he had the Lincoln cast and crew and Steven Spielberg calling him Mr. President? Up until now, he’s never gone so method that he can’t get back out again, but if the rumors are true, his latest role might have inspired a career change. Continue reading…

Last month, we learned that actor/comedian T.J. Miller, who has been a staple of the first four seasons of the hilarious HBO comedy Silicon Valley, will not be returning for the show’s fifth season to reprise his role as Erlich Bachman. This past Sunday night, the season four finale revealed the character’s fate, but how will the show handle the character’s departure moving forward? Is there a chance we see Miller pop up again in a future season?

"Will you accept that marriage is dead?" The Film Arcade has unveiled an official trailer for the new film written/directed by Lake Bell (of the excellent In a World… previously) titled I Do… Until I Don't. The film is an ensemble comedy following three couples "stuck in the web of a jaded filmmaker looking to prove that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew." Lake Bell stars, along with Ed Helms, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Wyatt Cenac, Amber Heard, and Dolly Wells.

There are a lot of characters we're waiting to see make their MCU debut and it's now been revealed by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige that Brian Braddock himself could be next...

Last year saw the release of the NES Classic, a miniature replica of the Nintendo Entertainment System which came loaded with thirty classic games. It was an adorably bite-sized dose of gaming nostalgia which gave customers the chance to relive some of those Nintendo memories. Unfortunately, it also sold out faster than diamond-studded hotcakes, with Nintendo either not anticipating just how... 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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