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In Deepwater Horizon (in theaters Friday September 30), Kurt Russell plays Jimmy Harrell, an offshore installation manager on the Deepwater Horizon. His life is instantly thrown into chaos when a massive explosion threatens the lives of everyone onboard a giant oil rig planted roughly 45 miles off the coast of Louisiana. That explosion lead to the worst oil spill in U.S. history, not to mention a lot of angry finger pointing at oil giant BP for the role it may have played in an...Read MoreRead Comments

‘Deepwater Horizon’ Toronto Review: Mark Wahlberg Entertains In Politically Problematic Blockbuster “Deepwater Horizon” opens with Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) saying goodbye to his lovely wife (Kate Hudson) and daughter. Today, like many other days, finds Mike — a real-life Transocean chief electronics technician — out at sea, overseeing the oil rigs. All is well … until it is not. As day turns to night, the rig’s defense system collapses, erupting into flames. The result is an explosion that kills 11 people.

Jason Mitchell, who starred as late rapper Eazy-E in “Straight Outta Compton,” has joined the untitled drama about the 1967 Detroit riots directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film is currently in production and also features John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, Algee Smith, Ben O’Toole, Jack Reynor, Kaitlyn Dever and Hannah Murray. It doesn’t have a title yet, but it will cover the five-day riots that swept the Motor City in 1967 and explore issues of systemic racism in the city. Mark Boal wrote the script.

Batman: The Killing Joke Extended To Two Nights In Theaters Fathom Events is hosting Batman: The Killing Joke in theaters across the country. Now they’ve announced that a second night and two additional show times have been added because of popular demand.

Javier Bardem to Once Again Play a Monster in New Universal Horror Movies Universal's next big franchise play is to reboot its series of classic movie monsters. The Universal folks are not pulling any punches, either. They're going all out for this hopeful cinematic universe by hiring some of the best big name actors around. It's all going to start with The Mummy starring Tom Cruise (though the actual mummy will be Sofia Boutella), and then after that they've got plans to introduce Johnny Depp's Invisible Man, Russell Crowe's Dr. Jekyll,...Read MoreRead Comments

What Parents Can Expect from 'Secret Life of Pets' Sometimes, the messages in children’s movies can be a little heavy-handed. But that’s not the case with The Secret Life of Pets. Instead, this movie goes for laughs over lessons and steers clear of the “teachable moment.” The story follows “tiny dog” Max, who is the one and only pet of Katie, the owner he adores. When she brings home “a brother” for him – an enormous dog named Duke – Max tries to figure out a way to get rid of him....Read MoreRead Comments

How Many People Did Batman Kill in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’? One of the problems that some people had with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the fact that Batman seemed to be a little too eager and willing to kill people without hesitation. The Dark Knight is known for showing restraint when it comes to dealing with criminals, almost always choosing to let the law deal with them instead of flat-out taking their lives. However, in Batman v Superman, the more grizzled, reckless take on the Caped Crusader just didn’t seem to care. Now a new video runs through the Batman kill count from Batman v Superman.

'FINDING DORY' Continues to Dominate the Box Office for Third Weekend Many predicted massive success for Pixar's latest film, FINDING DORY, but few predicted the film would do as well as it's been doing. For the third weekend in a row, the animated flick finds itself at the top of both the worldwide and domestic box office. As of this writing, the film is just short of $550 million worldwide. In addition, the movie has grossed over $380 domestically, making the second highest domestic film in Pixar's history, behind only TOY STORY 3, which I expect it will surpass before its theatrical run is up.

Finding Dory Audience Accidentally Gets R-rated Sausage Party Trailer While Pixar films are usually good enough to thoroughly entertain all ages of moviegoer, that doesn’t change the fact that the studio’s efforts are normally rated G, and thus intended to be suitable for even the youngest of young fans.

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