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Estevez Is Hollywood’s Most Profitable Actor

A new analysis report conducted by PartyCasino has looked at the box office numbers from 1980 to 2017 to determine Hollywood's most and least profitable actors. The result? Surprisingly Emilio Estevez has emerged as the most profitable actor...

“Blade Runner 2049” FX Spoiler Explained

A new feature in Entertainment Weekly has gone into a pivotal and top secret VFX heavy sequence within Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2049," a moment that calls back to the original in a fairly jaw dropping way. SPOILERS AHEAD The two-minute...

“Snowman” Director On The Film’s Icy Reception

You have a strong cast of actors like Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson and J.K. Simmons. You have well-regarded source material from popular writer Jo Nesbo. Most importantly though, you have director Tomas Alfredson coming off two stone...

Netflix Ramps Up Its Movie Output In 2018

Netflix is about to really ramp up its movie release slate with content chief Ted Sarandos revealing ambitious plans set to kick off in early 2018. Speaking at yesterday's release of third-quarter earnings, Sarandos says the plan is to up...

Heaps of “Black Panther” Trailer Screen Caps

Following this morning's debut of the second trailer for Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" film, a gallery of screen captures is now up showing off some of the stunning designs and costumes in display in the new preview. "Black Panther" follows...

Digital Copies Unite As Movies Anywhere Launches

Within a day of the news breaking, it's now official - movie digital copies are now coming together under one banner with 'Movies Anywhere' which officially launches in the United States today. Five of the six major studios - Sony...

Scorsese Is Not A Rotten Tomatoes Fan

Hollywood likes to use a scapegoat for its failures, and this year one of its biggest targets is that of Rotten Tomatoes - the critical aggregator that has been blamed for various films underperforming. Of course any serious analysis shows...

Warners Exec On “Blade Runner 2049” Disinterest

Though it topped the box-office this weekend, the decidedly underwhelming result for Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2049" has led to much discussion. Playing on over 4,000 screens domestically and scoring rave reviews with critics, the $150 million budget...

Fassbender On Why “Assassin’s Creed” Failed

Going into 2016, it was looking like the year that films based on video games would finally step into the light of good quality thanks to the involvement of celebrated auteurs at the helm. "Moon" helmer Duncan Jones...

“Thor: Ragnarok” Gets Quite Good First Reaction

Disney and Marvel have uber confidence in their upcoming Taika Waititi-directed feature "Thor: Ragnarok," so much so that the social media embargo for the film has lifted a full month out before its release in cinemas in the United...

James Ivory On Lack of “Call Me” Nudity

In the space of a year, at least three highly acclaimed gay romance dramas have been released or hit the festival circuit - Barry Jenkins' Oscar winner "Moonlight," Francis Lee's stunning debut film "God's Own Country," and Luca Guadagnino's...

Gunn, Wright & McQuarrie vs. Motion Smoothing

A conversation between some of Hollywood's most well-regarded filmmakers has turned into something of a call to arms against a common enemy. That enemy? Motion smoothing on modern flat screen TVs. Dubbed the 'soap opera effect' and know by...

Kevin Smith Says “Dogma 2” Will Never Happen

Filmmaker Kevin Smith says that a sequel to his much loved and debated 1999 comedy "Dogma" will never happen. In 2005, Smith revealed a sequel idea he had which was to feature the apocalypse within the third act, but was...

“Gerald’s Game” Director On That Divisive Ending

Mike Flanagan's film adaptation of Stephen King's "Gerald's Game" has been scoring rave reviews from festivals and on Netflix where it debuted on Friday worldwide. The film currently stands at an impressive 76/100 on Metacritic, making it one...

“Flatliners” Scores A Rare 0% Critics Score

This week's "Flatliners" remake has earned a rare honor - scoring a disastrous 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 23 reviews so far. The film's average rating of 3.5/10 is slightly better, as is its 31/100 on MetaCritic, even so,...

The DCEU Is Being De-Emphasized

Discussing the future of the DC Extended Universe in a new interview with Vulture, DC Comics chief Geoff Johns says that the company is now scaling back on the integration level of its various films once this Fall's "Justice...

Superman Theme Is In “Justice League”… Sort Of

One of the big changes with "Justice League" after it shifted hands from director Zack Snyder to Joss Whedon has been a change of who is handling the score. Originally "Mad Max Fury Road" composer Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg)...

First “Blade Runner 2049” Reactions Are Ecstatic

Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2049" had its first screenings for press the other day, and while full reviews are not yet allowed - first social media reactions are now out. Here's a sampling of the reactions from the...

First Photos: Taylor Kitsch As David Koresh

The first photos of "Friday Night Lights" actor Taylor Kitsch playing infamous Texan cult leader David Koresh have premiered over at People.com Kitsch lost around 30 pounds, listened to hundreds of hours of phone call and hostage negotiation recordings, and...

Studio Defends & Director Explains “mother!”

In the wake of all the reaction to Darren Aronofsky's "mother!" from the critical division (but mostly acceptance) to the flat out audience rejection both at the box-office and reaction wise, something unexpected has happened. Paramount Pictures has now issued...

The 2017 Emmy Award Winners

The Television Academy has announced the winners of the 69th Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Stephen Colbert kicked off the ceremony with a musical opening with plenty of tips of the hat to the...

Standalone Streaming Apps Still Small Fry

One of the big factors in allowing people to 'cut the cord' on their cable subscriptions in recent years has been the growth of not just online-only streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, but standalone streaming services from the...

Netflix Open To Spending $20M An Episode?

Prestige television doesn't come cheap, with the premium cablers and streaming services spending millions per episode - an amount that can add up rather quick for full seasons. To date, the most expensive TV series per episode is Netflix's "The...

Jamie Lee Curtis Returns For New “Halloween”

Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode in "Halloween," the upcoming continuation of the famed horror franchise. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are penning the screenplay for the new entry which has original director John...

“Blade Runner 2049” Second Prequel Short

There's a thirty-year gap between the 2019-set events in Ridley Scott’s original "Blade Runner,” and those in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sequel "Blade Runner 2049”. A timeline of events within that gap was drawn up during production, and last month Villeneuve...

First Photo: David Harbour As Hellboy

Lionsgate has premiered the first image of "Stranger Things" actor David Harbour as the one and only Hellboy in the upcoming film reboot of the Mike Mignola comic. Neill Marshall helms the new feature which also stars Mila Jovovich as...

The 70 Most Influential VFX Movies Ever

A decade after voting a Top 50, members of the Visual Effects Society have now come together again to mark their 20th year with an expanded list of what they consider the seventy most influential visual effects films ever...

Nic Cage On His Lost “Superman” Film

Back in the 1990s, before the comic book movie renaissance that began with "Blade," "X-Men" and "Spider-Man," Nicolas Cage and director Tim Burton spent years working on "Superman Lives". The project was an attempt to resurrect the DC Comics franchise...

“Shape of Water” Wins Venice Golden Lion

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War romantic drama "The Shape Of Water," about a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a fish man, has taken the top prize of the Golden Lion at this year's 74th Venice...

“Star Wars” Insiders Talk Trevorrow Split

The biggest news of the week, and likely the month, was the departure of "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow from the helm of "Star Wars Episode IX". Trevorrow was hired for the gig a few years ago, but...

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