'Despicable Me 3' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases  [LINK]
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical ... [Read More]
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How 'Justice League' Sets Up the Future of DC on Film  [LINK]
WARNING: Spoilers for JUSTICE LEAGUE will follow immediately. Although yesterday's headlines were focused more on the struggling box office performance of Warner Bros. Pictures' ambitious DC Comics-based superhero team-up film, we certainly found that there was quite a lot to like in Justic... [Read More]
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Movie News: Lizzy Caplan to Star in 'X-Men' Spin-off 'Gambit'; 'Murder on the Orient Express' Sequel on Its Way  [LINK]
Gambit: Lizzy Caplan (TV's Masters of Sex; Now You See Me 2, above) is in talks to join the cast of Gambit. If things work out, Caplan will play the female lead in the X-Men spin-off opposite Channing Tatum, who is set to portray the titular mutant character. Gore Verbinski (A Cure for Wellness) wil... [Read More]
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Why Lando Doesn't Return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi  [LINK]
Director Rian Johnson confirms that Billy Dee Williams won't appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Lando Calrissian. [Read More]
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New Buzzard Hollow Beef Trailer Turns Thanksgiving Into a Blood Feast  [LINK]
The teeth-gnashing cannibal classic Buzzard Hollow Beef is coming just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. [Read More]
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Can Coco Conquer Justice League at the Thanksgiving Box Office?  [LINK]
Disney Pixar's Coco is the only movie to open in wide release this weekend, with Roman J. Israel, Esq. expanding nationwide. [Read More]
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New Halloween Movie Delays Production Until 2018  [LINK]
David Gordon Green won't begin shooting his Halloween sequel until earlier in the year as casting notices go out in search of new actors. [Read More]
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Shaft Reboot Gets X-Men: Apocalypse Star Alexandra Shipp  [LINK]
Alexandra Shipp is in final talks to play the female lead in New Line's Shaft, alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Jesse T. Usher. [Read More]
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Ghost Dog 2 Happening with Rza, Forest Whitaker & Jim Jarmusch  [LINK]
The original team behind Ghost Dog: Way of the Samuria are set to return for a true sequel to the underground cult hit, which could become a TV series. [Read More]
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‘The Punisher’ Spoiler Review: Frank Castle finds revenge where it’s not wanted  [LINK]
By Brad Gullickson The final four episodes of The Punisher attempt to wrap up the unnecessary hodgepodge of side stories. Episode 10’s opening shot is the New York Bulletin’s headline declaring Frank Castle (John Bernthal) and the wannabe... [Read More]
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‘The L Word’ Reboot Sets Showrunner  [LINK]
By Sheryl Oh Showtime’s revival of the mid-2000s LGBTQ vehicle takes shape. The reboot of Showtime’s The L Word has found a showrunner in Marja-Lewis Ryan (6 Balloons, The Four-Faced Liar), Deadline reports. A sequel to the LGBTQ classic ... [Read More]
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Composer Alexandre Desplat on Choosing Luc Besson Over ‘Star Wars’  [LINK]
By Max Covill The maestro behind some of the cinemas’ most marvelous scores shares his thoughts on true passion. If you haven’t seen Alexandre Desplat it would likely be that he is working on his next score. The film composer has been not... [Read More]
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‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Fall To Lowest Result Since 2011  [LINK]
Any episode of The Walking Dead that finds close pals Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon scrapping is already problematic. Add a new empathetic angle to villain Negan and helicopters hovering over the zombie apocalypse and you have a clearly special show of... [Read More]
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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Sequel in Development  [LINK]
By Sheryl Oh Fox is staying in the Agatha Christie business. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Death on the Nile is the next Agatha Christie adaptation in the pipeline at 20th Century Fox. Following up on Kenneth Branagh‘s immensely suc... [Read More]
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Trailer Trash: What Got Cut From ‘Justice League’  [LINK]
By Jacob Oller There were whole movies that disappeared from trailer to release. After a personal tragedy, director Zack Snyder stepped down from helming Justice League and handed production off to Joss Whedon. The ensuing co-creation is a perfect ca... [Read More]
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Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations: ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Lady Bird’, ‘Get Out’, ‘The Rider’, ‘Florida Project’ Best Pics  [LINK]
For the second year in a row, A24 led the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations counting 17 noms, followed by Sony Pictures Classics which counts 12 propelled by Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name and Chloe Zhao’s T... [Read More]
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Multigenerational Female Drama From Pam Veasey, Will Packer & Brad Weston In Works At TNT  [LINK]
TNT is developing East of Jingletown, a drama series from former CSI: NY executive producer/showrunner Pam Veasey, Girls Trip producer Will Packer and Makeready, Brad Weston’s Entertainment One-backed independent studio and financier for film, ... [Read More]
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CJ 4DPLEX Continues Euro Expansion With Switzerland’s Kitag Cinemas; INTV Conference Sets Speakers – Global Briefs  [LINK]
As it continues European expansion, Korea-headquartered CJ 4DPLEX has partnered with Switzerland's Kitag Cinemas for a 4DX auditorium in Zurich. Kitag is the largest exhibitor in the country's German-speaking region with 85 screens and 17,000 seats i... [Read More]
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Paul Feig On ‘Ghostbusters’: “It Was A Great Regret In My Life That The Movie Didn’t Do Better”  [LINK]
When the announcement hit that Paul Feig remake was going to helm a “Ghostbusters” reboot and that the all-male cast of the original was going to be replaced by an all-female ensemble, the internet freaked. On one side of the aisle was de... [Read More]
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Charlie Rose Fired By CBS News Over Sexual Harassment Claims  [LINK]
Mere hours after Charlie Rose’s CBS This Morning co-hosts expressed profound disappoint in the sexual harassment allegations against the veteran interviewer, CBS News today fired the host. “A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose's em... [Read More]
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Promo: “Light, Darkness — And Something Else”  [LINK]
“Reach out,” Luke Skywalker tells Rey, “What do you see?” “Light, darkness — and something else,” she replies. “It’s calling me.” Check out the latest promo for Star Wars: The Last Jedi... [Read More]
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NBC Developing Legal Drama ‘J.S.I.D.’ From Adam Mazer, Craig Borten & Original Film  [LINK]
NBC has put in development legal drama J.S.I.D. from Adam Mazer (You Don’t Know Jack), Dallas Buyers Club co-writer Craig Borten, Neal Moritz’s Original Film and Sony Pictures TV, where Original Film is under an overall deal. Written by M... [Read More]
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‘Ink Master: Angels’ Renewed For Season 2 By Paramount Network  [LINK]
Ink Master: Angels is returning for a second season. Paramount Network has ordered 10 hour-long episodes of the tattoo-competition series for premiere in 2018. The series from Truly Original features three of the top female competitors from Season 8 ... [Read More]
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