The Week in Movie News: Here's What You Need to Know
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:02:48 GMT

The Week in Movie News: Here's What You Need to Know

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Comic-Con brings big announcements and hot panels: Lots of superhero movie news and more started trickling out of San Diego this week, and we'll be continuing to share and roundup Comic-Con goodies through the weekend. For what we've got so far on the DC Extended Universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and more, read this and this and...

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Comic-Con Buzz: How 'The Flash' Might Be Rebooting; 'Batgirl' Start Date; New 'Spawn' on Its Way
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:59:01 GMT

Comic-Con Buzz: How 'The Flash' Might Be Rebooting; 'Batgirl' Start Date; New 'Spawn' on Its Way

In San Diego, Comic-Con has concluded but the ramifications from the weekend are still being felt. Here are a few highlights.   The Flash: Flashpoint During the Warner Bros. panel on Saturday, upcoming DC movies were listed, including The Flash: Flashpoint. Just that one word -- Flashpoint -- got fans excited, because the word has tremendous meaning in the DC comic book universe. As Time explained: "Flashpoint isn't just a storyline about the Flash. It was an event...

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Movie News: John Heard, Known for 'Home Alone,' Passes Away
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:40:02 GMT

Movie News: John Heard, Known for 'Home Alone,' Passes Away

John Heard: Actor John Heard (above in Steel City), who established himself with a string of fine performances in the late 1970s and 1980s before becoming immortal as a frazzled father in Home Alone, has passed away. He was 72. Heard saw early success with memorable star turns in Chilly Scenes of Winter, Heart Beat, Cat People and C.H.U.D., then transitioned to enlivening films and TV shows with dynamic supporting roles, as in Big (watch clip below). He received an Emmy Award nomination for The...

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Comic-Con Buzz: Watch First 'Ready Player One,' New 'Justice League' Trailers; Plus 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Aquaman'
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:10:40 GMT

Comic-Con Buzz: Watch First 'Ready Player One,' New 'Justice League' Trailers; Plus 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Aquaman'

Warner Bros. has been revitalizing itself this year with fan-favorite titles like The Lego Batman Movie, Kong: Skull Island and Wonder Woman. What does the studio have in store for the future? We found out at their Comic-Con panel today.   Ready Player One Ernest Cline's science-fiction novel, suffused with pop culture references, became an instant sensation when it was published in 2011. Screen rights were sold even before the book was published, so to call the movie...

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Comic-Con Buzz: Watch New 'Thor: Ragnarok' Trailer; Plus: Michelle Pfeiffer Joins 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:02:14 GMT

Comic-Con Buzz: Watch New 'Thor: Ragnarok' Trailer; Plus: Michelle Pfeiffer Joins 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'

After all the positive recent buzz generated by Disney's D23 Expo, we wondered what more Marvel might have up its collective sleeve. We found out during their panel at Comic-Con.   Ant-Man and the Wasp Paul Rudd and Michael Pena began by introducing the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a new video, along with new footage from Ant-Man and the Wasp. Marvel panel opens w/ a great MCU recap by Paul Rudd and Michael Pena. Ant-Man and the Wasp footage screens,...

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'Detroit' Featurette Implores "Fix It"
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:00:00 GMT

'Detroit' Featurette Implores

Detroit vividly brings to life a forgotten episode of American history. Director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, who both won Academy Awards for The Hurt Locker, set their focus on what happened during the steaming hot summer of 1967. Residents broke out into open rebellion and the city of Detroit was placed under curfew. Amidst the chaos, even as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel. In our exclusive...

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Movie News: Anne Hathaway to Star in Sci-fi Thriller
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:46:09 GMT

Movie News: Anne Hathaway to Star in Sci-fi Thriller

O2: Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, above) will star in O2. It's described as "a contained thriller with sci-fi elements." Hathaway will play a woman trapped inside a cryogenic chamber with no memory of how she got there; she must escape before her oxygen runs out. Christie LeBlanc wrote the original screenplay; production is aiming to get underway this fall. [Deadline]   The Purge 4: Indie filmmaker Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands) will direct The Purge 4. James...

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Comic-Con Buzz: New 'Doctor Doom' on Its Way; Watch Will Smith in 'Bright' Trailer
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:43:03 GMT

Comic-Con Buzz: New 'Doctor Doom' on Its Way; Watch Will Smith in 'Bright' Trailer

We've got late-breaking news, a production update and big-budget action heading for the small screen. Let's get to it!   Doctor Doom We first saw the villainous Doctor Doom on the big screen more than 10 years ago in Fantastic Four, portrayed by Julian McMahon (above). McMahon reprised the role in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer two years later. The character returned for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four in 2015, known simply as Doom and played by Toby Kebbell....

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Trailer Buzz: 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' 'Proud Mary,' 'Jigsaw'
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:37:07 GMT

Trailer Buzz: 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' 'Proud Mary,' 'Jigsaw'

Spies, assassins and serial killers are the focus of today's trailer roundup, as lethal characters continue to draw audiences looking for thrills on the big screen. Check out the sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service, the next installment of the Saw franchise and the latest action movie with a kick-ass heroine below.    Kingsman: The Golden Circle When it comes out: September 22 Who is in it: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Jeff...

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