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News Shorts: Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Lynne Ramsey Superhero Movie While some arthouse film directors are famous for turning up their noses at comic book properties, filmmaker Lynne Ramsey ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") has no such qualms and tells The Playlist: "I would love...

“Avengers” Holding Up “Guardians 3” Development

James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" has now officially passed the box office gross of the original, great news which follows on from confirmation a few weeks ago that he's returning to pen and direct the third...

McQuarrie Extensively Talks M:I-6 Plans & Tone

Filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie is currently filming the sixth entry in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise following his success with the previous outing "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation". That makes him the only director to ever helm two films in...

Acquisitions: Florida, Logan, Jack, & More

The Florida Project A24 has bought U.S. distribution rights to Sean Baker's "The Florida Project" about a homeless family in the Sunshine State premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight. Willem Dafoe, Caleb Landry Jones, Brooklynn Prince and...

VOTD: “Adam McKay’s Smart Dumb Comedy”

In the world of American feature comedies, the past 10-15 years have been dominated by two distinct talents - Judd Apatow and Adam McKay. Apatow's influence is obvious. He's every bit as slavish an adherent to "As Good As...

First Trailer: Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky”

Fingerprint Releasing and Bleecker Street have premiered the trailer and poster for Steven Soderbergh's "Logan Lucky" which opens in cinemas on August 18th. Channing Tatum served as Grand Marshal of the Coca-Cola 600 and introduced the trailer as...

The 2017 Cannes Award Winners

The 70th anniversary edition of the Cannes Film Festival is done and dusted with the prizes handed out last night to an eclectic bunch of titles in what has been dubbed an odd year at the fest. Ruben Ostlund's art...

Post-VF “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Updates

In the wake of the Vanity Fair pictorial earlier this week and the recent licensing expo, several more minor details about Rian Johnson's upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" have arrived. Johnson confirms to Reddit that the character of Supreme...

Gadot, Jenkins On “Wonder” Sequel Possibilities

The world premiere of "Wonder Woman" took place last night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The film's director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot were on hand to greet fans, photographers and more on the red carpet...

“King of Kong” To Become A Stage Musical

Filmmaker Seth Gordon, currently doing press rounds for the "Baywatch" film which he helmed, has confirmed he's adapting his 2007 documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" into a stage musical. The doco explored the rivalry between Steve...

Trailer: DCAU’s “Batman and Harley Quinn”

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment have premiered the first trailer for "Batman and Harley Quinn" which teams up the Caped Crusader with the Joker's girl in order to take stop a threat posed by the plans of...

“Baby Driver” Stunt Driving Featurette

Along with being one of the Summer's few original films, Edgar Wright's action thriller "Baby Driver" is also notable for being one of the few that doesn't rely on much in the way of FX enhancements. Instead, it's good, old-fashioned,...

“Covenant” Plummets At Box-Office

All the talk going into the Memorial Day holiday weekend box-office was about how well newcomers like the fifth "Pirates" and "Baywatch" will do. With Friday's numbers in though, the real surprise is actually a holdover title -...

There’s No Sixth “Pirates” Without Depp

Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is now open worldwide and sees Johnny Depp's return to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow after a six year gap. There's certainly audience interest in the film even as...

Jenkins Talks Frustrating DC Movie Rumor Mill

A few months back came reports that Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" film was a mess, a report that seemed highly dubious at the time and - for the most part - was reported that way. Reviews for the film aren't...

“Wonder Woman” Has No Deleted Scenes

Don't expect a director's cut of Patty Jenkin's' "Wonder Woman" when it comes to home video. In fact don't expect to see any deleted scenes at all because, according to Jenkins, there aren't any. Not one. Speaking with...

Photo: Hulk’s Bed In “Thor: Ragnarok”

Taika Waititi's "Thor: Ragnarok" takes us to a planet where aliens fight it out in gladiator games. Before Thor himself comes along though, the champion of the arena is none other than the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Today, a new...

Release Changes: Boo 2, Paddington 2 & More

A couple of key release date swaps today. First up, Paramount is pushing back its animated comedy "Sherlock Gnomes" from January 12th 2018 to March 23rd. As a result of the change, The Weinstein Company is snapping up that...

Jackson Shows “Mortal Engines” Concept Art

Peter Jackson has premiered the first concept art for the upcoming film adaptation of Philip Reeve's young adult novel series "The Mortal Engines" at MRC & Universal Pictures. Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving and Stephen Lang lead the cast in this...

X-23 Won’t Cameo In Other “X-Men” Films

"Logan" scene stealer Dafne Keen, who plays Laura/X-23 in the final outing of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine character, was such a fan favorite that it came as little shock there was talk of her continuing with the franchise. However, producer Hutch...

“Baywatch 2” Planned As Rock Responds To Critics

There's no question that the "Baywatch" movie is getting a drubbing from critics. While some have championed the film's welcome casting diversity and the charisma of its leads, much of the rest of it is being heavily panned...

“Boss Baby 2” Set For March 2021

DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures are moving forward with a sequel to this year's box-office hit "The Boss Baby" with plans for a March 6th 2021 release. Alec Baldwin is returning to voice the title character in the sequel which...

Disney Chief Says Hack Claims Were A Hoax

Disney chief Bob Iger has confirmed that though the studio had received a threat from cyber criminals recently, they now believe the claims were false. Last week came word that hackers had apparently stolen a digital copy of a Disney...

“Sausage Party” Helmer Tackles “The Jetsons”

"Shrek 2" and "Sausage Party" co-director Conrad Vernon is developing with an eye to direct the long in the works film adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera television series "The Jetsons" for Warner Animation Group. Warner Bros. Pictures have been trying...

“New Mutants” Tone & Story Details, Casting Talk

Josh Boone's upcoming "X-Men" spin-off film "The New Mutants" is nearly at the starting line with filming to get underway on the project in July. Speaking with EW about the film this week, Boone says the tone will be much...

“Silver Sable and Black Cat” Scores A Director

Acclaimed filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love and Basketball," "Beyond the Lights") has been set to direct "Silver and Black," Sony's upcoming "Spider-Man" offshoot centering on characters Silver Sable and the Black Cat. In the comics, Silver Sable is a mercenary who...

First Clip: Neeson Is Deep Throat In “Silent Man”

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the North American rights to Watergate-era drama "The Silent Man" which stars Liam Neeson as FBI official Mark Felt - aka. Deep Throat. Peter Landesman ("Concussion") penned and directed the film about Felt who...

Robert Pattinson Set For Four New Projects

Coming off absolute rave reviews for his work in the Safdie's "Good Time" following its premiere in Cannes, Robert Pattinson has confirmed he already has his next four projects lined up. Speaking at a press conference in Cannes (via The...

New “Wonder,” “Spider-Man,” “Apes” Spots

Several new TV spots are out for several blockbusters hitting this Summer starting with an NBA Finals-themed spot for "Spider-Man: Homecoming". Then comes two spots for next week's "Wonder Woman," and two ads for the next 'Apes' movie "War for...

A Third “John Wick” Is Moving Along Fast

In the wake of the success of "John Wick: Chapter 2," a third film in the series appears to be moving along quicker than expected. The second film's director Chad Stahelski says that the script for the next entry is...

News Shorts: Memorial Day Weekend 2017

The 2017 Cannes Award Winners

“Friday the 13th” Game Is Too Popular

Aaron Jeffrey To Play Chopper Read

“Baby Driver” Stunt Driving Featurette

“Covenant” Plummets At Box-Office