Fast and Furious Spin-Off

Get ready to get fast and furious all over again: that Fast and Furious spin-off with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham is currently in development, and it’s going to deliver some big surprises. At least that’s what Johnson said recently, while also promising some “big stars” are circling the film. The Fast and Furious spin-off should be speeding into theaters in 2019.

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Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom new dinosaurs

Universal Pictures struck box office gold with Jurassic World, which made a staggering $1.6 billion worldwide in its theatrical run. The first trailer for that film’s sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is set to arrive on Thursday, December 7, but before we catch a glimpse of what director J.A. Bayona has in store for us, some information about the movie has leaked from a new children’s book. It’s nothing major – it’s not like there’s word about Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm falling into a volcano or anything – but for those who consider information about new dinosaurs a spoiler, then you might want to sit this one out.
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Detective Pikachu movie cast

That live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu, is still happening, no matter how strange it might seem. Detective Pikachu continues to slouch its way towards existence by casting its female lead, Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton. There are no details on just who Newton is playing, but it’s safe to assume she’s not playing the eponymous pocket monster detective. More details about the Detective Pikachu movie cast await you below.

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Mary Magdalene trailer

Rooney Mara and her best friend Jesus are about to hit theaters together in Mary Magdalene, a new film from Lion director Garth Davis. Mara plays the Biblical heroine who committed her life to following Jesus Christ, played here by Mara’s real-life boyfriend Joaquin Phoenix. The first Mary Magdalene trailer has just arrived to give us a taste of the holy drama to come.

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Guillermo del Toro Universal Monsters

If you’re not depressed enough already, here’s some more unfortunate news: gifted filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has revealed that Universal Studios offered him the chance to re-launch the Universal Monsters films in a precursor to the failed Dark Universe, and del Toro turned the offer down. Now, The Shape of Water filmmaker has regrets. So do we, Guillermo. So do we.

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Pitch Perfect 3 clip

The ladies are back, pitches. In Pitch Perfect 3, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and the rest of the acapella-singing Bellas have graduated from Barden University and are looking for work in the real world. When they’re given a chance to sing together during a USO tour overseas, they jump at the chance, but the Bellas are going to have to face off against competition they’ve never faced before: musicians who use instruments other than their mouths.

In this new clip from the film, the Bellas meet their fellow performers and launch into a classic riff-off…which leads to a lot of confusion (and some pretty catchy tunes).
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Poster

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has been playing its cards close to the vest, but that may change soon. The secretive sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World finished filming over the summer, but good luck finding any details beyond a handful of returning actors and a bigger handful of newbies, most of whom will probably get eaten by dinosaurs before the credits roll. But the first footage from director J.A. Bayona‘s sequel has arrived online and it features something for everyone…because everyone loves either Chris Pratt or baby dinosaurs, right?

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X-Men Spiderman Movie Universe

A couple of weeks ago, we heard that The Walt Disney Company had conversations with 21st Century Fox about possibly buying some of their major assets, including the 20th Century Fox film studio and some Fox-owned TV networks like FX. Those talks ended up not going resulting in any deals, but now a new report says that Comcast and Sony have also had separate conversations about potentially acquiring 21st Century Fox’s assets, which would be depressing for a number of reasons.

But hey, while Hollywood as we know it enters into a possibly unrecoverable downward spiral, at least we might get to see some unexpected comic book movie crossovers! X-Men and Spider-Man in the same movie, anyone?
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Detective Pikachu movie

Detective Pikachu, a real movie that’s really being made, just cast its lead. Justice Smith, who appeared in the Netflix series The Get Down, has just joined the cast of the upcoming Pokémon movie. I’m assuming he’s not playing Pikachu, but rather the human character who assists the intrepid monster detective on his quest to solve mysteries.

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Get Out Golden Globes

What began as an amusing piece of awards season news has blown into a much larger conversation. Jordan Peele‘s Get Out, one of the best and most financially successful movies of 2017, has been categorized as a comedy by Hollywood Foreign Press Association. That means that it will qualify in the “Best Comedy or Musical” category at next year’s Golden Globes, should it earn the nomination. That’s a weird fit for a horror movie, albeit a horror movie with plenty of comic relief.

Naturally, the internet had a lot of say about this, and now Peele himself has joined the conversation.

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