The Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2017 at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell, held Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall.
Honored with individual awards were Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell for performances in motion pictures, and Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Claire Foy, Sterling K. Brown, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and William H. Macy for performances in television. The Screen Actors Guild Awards originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor for a motion picture cast performance went this year to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, while the Actors for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to This is Us and Veep.
Rita Moreno presented Morgan Freeman with the 54th Life Achievement Award, following a filmed salute to the Academy Award winning actor, producer, voice actor and activist, which mirrored when Freeman presented Moreno with the 50th Life Achievement Award. Felicity Huffman introduced a filmed “In Memoriam” tribute to the SAG-AFTRA members lost during 2017. In keeping with the SAG Awards tradition of highlighting the work of SAG-AFTRA members, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced a montage that illustrated...
20th Century Fox has released a new Red Sparrow TV Spot featuring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence in the upcoming spy thriller. Check it out in the player below!
Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat.
When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.
Red Sparrow also stars Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons.
Francis Lawrence, who previously directed Jennifer Lawrence in the final three Hunger Games movies, directs Red Sparrow from a screenplay by Justin Haythe...
Warner Bros. Pictures debuted a new Ready Player One commercial during football on Sunday and you can now watch it online below, along with a new “See the Future” featurette in which Steven Spielberg and author Ernest Cline talk about the highly-anticipated adventure.
Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen and Ben Mendelsohn.
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger..
A Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures production, the Ready Player One movie is being directed by Steven Spielberg, who is also producing alongside Donald De Line, under his De Line Pictures banner, Dan Farah and Kristie Macosko Krieger....
New Line Cinema debuted a new Rampage spot during Championship Sunday and you can now watch it online. The film is based on the 1986 video game and opens in theaters on April 20, 2018.
Rampage stars Dwayne Johnson, Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Malin Akerman (TV’s Billions), Jake Lacy (TV’s Girls), Joe Manganiello (TV’s True Blood) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s The Walking Dead); as well as P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Marley Shelton (Solace), Breanne Hill (San Andreas), Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), and Matt Gerald (TV’s Daredevil).
Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
Serving as executive producers are Marcus Viscidi, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Jeff Fierson, with Wendy Jacobson co-producing. The screenplay is by Ryan...
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.
Opening in theaters on March 16, 2018, Tomb Raider also stars Dominic West (Money Monster, 300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) and Daniel Wu (AMC’s Into the Badlands). It is directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave), with Oscar winner Graham King (The Departed) producing under his GK Films banner.
First published in 1996 by the London-based
Newcomers 12 Strong and Den of Thieves were unable to knock Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle out of the top spot at the box office. The Sony Pictures release added another $20 million its fifth weekend to remain in first place a third-straight weekend. With a North American total of $316.96 million, Jumanji is now Sony Pictures’ biggest non-Spider-Man film of all time at the domestic box office, passing Skyfall to become the fifth-highest grossing film in studio history. Jumanji was also No. 1 internationally for the fourth straight weekend with $32.6 million, taking its overseas total to $450.8 million ($65.8 million from China). The film’s worldwide sum has now reached $767.8 million. Directed by Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. It was made for $90 million.
Warner Bros. Pictures debuted 12 Strong in 3,002 theaters where the film earned $16.5 million, an average of $5,496 per location. The film received an A CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Nicoli Fuglsig, 12 Strong stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, and Trevante Rhodes.
STXfilms heist thriller Den of Thieves opened in third place with $15.3 million from 2,432 theaters, an average of $6,299. The Christian Gudegast film stars Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Brian van...
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and digital productions at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
The feature film The Shape of Water and its producers Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale won the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. This category is one of the most eagerly-anticipated of season and widely considered a strong prognosticator for the Oscars, as the Zanuck Award has matched the win for Best Picture 19 times in its 28-year history. Also, the films Coco won for feature animation and Jane won the theatrical documentary category.
The Hulu television series The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 1) and its producers Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, Sheila Hockin, Eric Tuchman, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Joseph Boccia, Elisabeth Moss, Kira Snyder, and Leila Gerstein won the PGA’s Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama.
Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 1) and its producers Daniel Palladino, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Sheila Lawrence, and Dhana Rivera Gilbert won the Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy.
The PGA also bestowed its special honors to Universal Pictures Chairman...
Netflix has a sizeable chunk of quality original programming, with its television series carrying much of the momentum as the company reinvented the phenomenon of binge-watching. With the announcement that Netflix intends to release 80 more original films this year, up a bit from 2017’s “slate of about 50 film titles,” we take a look at the 10 best original movies the streaming site currently has to offer.The Fundamentals of Caring
This buddy comedy stars Paul Rudd as a man reeling from a personal tragedy who becomes a caretaker for a disabled teenager disillusioned about life. An impromptu road trip connects them with people and experiences that opens their eyes to the importance of hope, friendship, and their overall perspective on life.Beasts of No Nation
This powerful war film, adapted from the novel written by Uzodinma Iweala, tells the story of an African boy, Agu, torn away from his family due to a civil war in an unnamed African country. He is then forced to become a child soldier in a unit of guerilla fighters led by a vicious warlord (Idris Elba). The film is...
Following last night’s new episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, ABC aired the preview for next week’s ninth episode of Season 5, titled “Best Laid Plans.” You can now watch the promo using the player below.
Set to air on January 26, Episode 5.09 of the series is described as follows: “Mack, Yo-Yo and Flint fight to keep everyone alive by starting a revolution against the Kree.”
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie, Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe, Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter
The series was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
HBO Films’ Paterno centers on Penn State’s Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno’s legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to the victims.
Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Al Pacino (HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack; Scent of a Woman) returns to HBO, starring in the title role. Debuting this spring, Paterno marks Pacino’s third HBO collaboration with award-winning director Barry Levinson, having starred in You Don’t Know Jack, which earned Pacino a Golden Globe for Best Actor and an Emmy for acting and Levinson an Emmy for directing. Pacino also starred in the title role in HBO’s Phil Spector, which Levinson executive produced. Levinson directs Paterno from a script by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards.
“’Paterno’ is not a sprawling piece that spans years,” said Levinson. “It unfolds largely over a two-week period, when we watch the events play out. I’m not following an agenda or trying to tell the audience to take a certain side in regards to Coach Paterno. The film lays out the elements of the story and leaves you to make your own judgment. There are times when you may feel one way, and times when you may...
The Weinstein Company has pulled The War With Grandpa, The Upside and Mary Magdalene from their release schedule, according to Deadline. The three Dimension films are now listed by The Weinstein Company as “unset 2018.” The War With Grandpa stars Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken and was set for February 23. The Upside stars Bryan Cranston and was set for March 9 and Mary Magdalene stars Rooney Mara and was set for March 30 in limited release.
In other release date news, Lionsgate has moved the release of the remake of Overboard starring Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez and Eva Longoria up a week, from April 20 to April 13. Originally it was up against only This is Our Land. Now the film will compete against Truth or Dare, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, Beirut, The Miracle Season and The Rider.
In The War With Grandpa, Peter (Oakes Fegley) and his Grandpa (DeNiro) used to be very close, but when Grandpa Jack moves in with the family, Peter is forced to give up his most prized possession, his bedroom. Peter will stop at nothing to get his room back, scheming with friends to devise a series of pranks to drive him out. But Grandpa doesn’t give up easily and before long, it’s an all out war! This coming of age family comedy is based on...
30WEST announced today at the Sundance Film Festival that it has acquired majority ownership of NEON, the distribution company behind Colossal and the recent film I, Tonya, which is garnering Oscar buzz. Both companies collaborated on I, Tonya, which saw Allison Janney winning a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.
30WEST recently began production on Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman, and Peter Hedges’ Ben is Back, starring Julia Roberts. They recently acquired the North American rights to Michael Pearce’s debut full-length picture, Beast, a psychological thriller starring Jessie Buckley (Taboo), Johnny Flynn (Clouds of Sils Maria) and Geraldine James (Calendar Girls). Beast will be released, in partnership with Roadside Attractions, this spring.
NEON, which was co-founded by Tom Quinn and Tim League, released Ingrid Goes West, starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen and Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. Last year, NEON inked a streaming output deal with Hulu and formed a partnership with Blumhouse Productions to manage the genre label BH Tilt. On the production side, NEON’S co-acquisition of Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron, wrapped last month. NEON and 30WEST released I, Tonya together.
What do you guys think of 30WEST acquiring NEON? What did you think of I, Tonya? Let us know in the comments.
Ken Watanabe (Inception) will join Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) in the cast of the upcoming Universal Pictures Pokémon movie, titled Detective Pikachu, according to THR. The film will be released in U.S. theaters on Friday, May 10, 2019. Fans familiar with the franchise, those who have kids or those who obsessively played the recent hit mobile gaming app Pokémon Go, know that Pikachu is a type of Pokémon. Detective Pikachu is an investigator who is good at finding lost things. Ken Watanabe will play a character created for the film called Detective Yoshida.
Legendary Entertainment’s Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu is the first live-action film based on the globally popular franchise and will star Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies). Rob Letterman will direct from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.
First introduced in Japan in 1996, Pokémon has delighted fans of all ages around the world for two decades. With more than 279 million video games sold worldwide, 21.5 billion TCG cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 19 seasons, Pokémon is one of the most successful entertainment brands in the world.
Universal Pictures will handle distribution of the live-action film outside Japan as it has done with Legendary’s other films for...
Every once in a while, a project comes out of total left field without any prior warning, and one such project is Dundee, a seeming sequel/spinoff to the Crocodile Dundee franchise starring none other than comedy superstar Danny McBride (Vice Principals, Eastbound and Down, Pineapple Express). The project is produced by Rimfire Films, the company behind the first two Dundee movies, but what is it? Is it a feature film coming out this summer? Is it a Super Bowl spot? Is it a promotion for Screen Australia? Check out the Dundee teaser below and see for yourself, along with promo photos in the gallery!
“Crocodile Dundee is back,” says the synopsis on the official site. “Well, actually, he’s missing in the Outback. And the only person who might be able to find him is the loudmouthed American son no one knew he had. Introducing Danny McBride as Brian Dundee. This son of a legend is forced to channel his Aussie roots as he embarks on the ultimate adventure in the land down under. It’s time to live up to the family name. Unlike his father, Brian grew up a true city kid. But that won’t stop him from picking up his dad’s oversized knife and launching into the Australian outback, completely unprepared for what...
28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is in negotiations to direct Disney’s live-action Sword in the Stone movie, based on the 1963 animated film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Game of Thrones writer/producer Brian Cogman is set to pen the script for the film, which will be produced by Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book, Pirates of the Caribbean).
Based on the T.H. White story from 1938, the animated feature tells the story of a young King Arthur, nicknamed “Wart” in the film, and his training at the hand of the wizard Merlin leading him to pull the enchanted sword from the stone and claim the throne of England.
The Sword in the Stone is the second Arthurian project that Disney is developing, as it is also working on The Merlin Saga, to be directed by Ridley Scott.
Fresnadillo has also directed Intruders and the pilots for USA’s Falling Water and CBS’ Salvation.
Louis Provost is overseeing The Sword in the Stone for the studio.
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Yesterday marked the 10th Anniversary of the release of the original Cloverfield, and fittingly, Paramount Pictures has begun viral promotion for the upcoming untitled third Cloverfield movie (previously known as God Particle), which will be released on April 20, 2018. The cryptic viral site for Tagruato (a corporation at the heart of the original film’s viral alternate reality game/ARG) features a browser incompatibility message, but when the brightness and contrast are turned up, a message is (barely) readable.
Via Reddit: “Tokyo – January 18 2018: Tagruato has begun development on a revolutionary new energy technology in what Ceo Garo Yoshida called a technological great leap forward for our planet. This renewable technology will take at least 4 years to complete along with another six years International regulatory bodies to bring the powerful revolutionary energy source by April 18 2028”
There’s also a strange face pattern visible in the background, one that looks like either a turtle or, possibly, a similar creature to the iconic Clovey…
The plot for the untitled Cloverfield movie is said to revolve around an American space station that, after an accident with a particle accelerator, suddenly finds that Earth has vanished altogether. Things get stranger when they then pick up traces of another space station nearby....
He’s back! Comedian and actor Joel McHale (Community, Deliver Us from Evil) is coming to Netflix with the weekly, topical series The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale starting Sunday, February 18, 2018. Check out a teaser below!
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is a new, weekly half-hour topical series that takes a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe. It’s a fast and funny distillation of everything people are talking about that week. Featuring celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and insane video clips from the worldwide realms of TV, sports, politics, celebrity culture, and every corner of the internet, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is destination viewing for comedy lovers, or people who just really, really like green screens.
The first season will be made up of 13 half-hour episodes with a weekly rollout. Executive producers are Paul Feig, KP Anderson, Jessie Henderson, Brad Stevens and Boyd Vico.
The Joel McHale Show launches globally February 18, 2018.
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) January 19, 2018
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According to Variety, British comedy team Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are set to return to television with the paranormal series Truth Seekers. To be made through the pair’s new production company Stolen Picture, Truth Seekers will be a half-hour comedy-horror series about a three-man paranormal investigation team, with each episode focusing on a different paranormal incident in a “monster-of-the-week” format.
“Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something,” Pegg says. “It’ll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It’s a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown. ‘Shaun of the Dead’ was a very parochial story set in North London and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies.”
“Despite being very British, in terms of their sense of humor and perspective on the world, they have created content that has been lapped up around the world,” said Wayne Garvie, president of international production at Sony Pictures Television, which is backing Stolen Picture. “Whether as actors, writers, producers, or even directors they have a constituency around the world they reach out to and a...
With the arrival of the new year, it’s no secret that 2018 is already gearing up to be one of the biggest comic book movie years to date. The 2018 comic book movies include highly-anticipated sequels, standalone films, and introductions into new universes and storylines that will draw in massive audiences and, more than likely, huge box office numbers.
The New Mutants, X-Men’s introduction into the mutant horror genre in the cinematic universe, was originally slated to hit theaters on April 13. It was announced, however, that the film about five young mutants being held captive in a secret facility has been pushed back to February 22, 2019 and will not be one of the 2018 comic book movies after all. With that being said, the rest of 2018 seemingly remains intact, and with more than enough content to entice comic book fans worldwide.Black Panther
Ever since his debut in Captain America: Civil War, fans have been waiting to see Chadwick Boseman in a solo Black Panther movie and next month, they will get their wish. Audiences will be introduced to T’Challa’s (Boseman) isolated and technologically-advanced...
Set to air Monday, January 29, the episode is titled “For Good” and is described as follows:
“Someone tries to kill Morgan Edge (guest star Adrian Pasdar) and he barely survives. He accuses Lena (Katie McGrath) of being behind the attempt and vows to destroy her. When Lena fears her hatred for Morgan will take her to the Luthor dark side, Kara (Melissa Benoist) steps in to help her friend. Meanwhile, after Sam (Odette Annable) realizes she’s losing time, she confides in Alex (Chyler Leigh) who decides to run some medical tests to see if she can find out what’s going on with her new friend.”
Tawnia McKiernan directed the episode, with a story by Robert Rovner and teleplay by Cindy Lichtman & Alix Sternberg.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott, Chris Wood as Mon-El, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Odette Annable as Sam/Reign, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onnz.
Based on the DC characters...