‘Fast and Furious’ 9 and 10 Get Release Dates

Furious 7

Cars may come and go, but family is forever. And we do mean forever. With Fast 8 already set for 2017, Universal Pictures has just confirmed dates for the next two installments of the Fast and Furious saga. The newly announced movies bring us up to 10 Fast and Furious movies across 20 years. Not bad for a franchise that started out as a less-starry Gone in 60 Seconds and/or a cheesier Point Break ripoff.  Read More »

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Avatar 2 Delayed

For anyone who was excited to see James Cameron‘s long-gestating Avatar 2 take on Star Wars: Episode VIII for a Christmas box office battle royale, we have some bad news. Avatar 2 will not be ready to meet the Christmas 2017 release that was staked out for the sequel. Though the release date was never officially claimed by 20th Century Fox, Cameron himself said they were targeting the holiday release window just last month. But now we have no idea when the sequel might hit the big screen. Read More »

new spider-man release date

Today has been an absolutely fascinating reminder that the schedules movie studios block out years in advance are just blueprints – anything and everything can change at a moment’s notice.

Earlier today, Star Wars: Episode 8 evacuated its May 26, 2017 release date and set up camp on December 15, 2017. This shift (which is nutty for a number of reasons) allowed Disney to place Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in that vacant Memorial Day weekend. As for the July 7, 2017 release date previously held by Captain Jack Sparrow? Well, let’s just say that Sony took this opportunity to supply the next Spider-Man movie and their Jumanji remake with shiny new opening weekends.

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pirates of the caribbean 5 release date

Ah, this is what it feels like when the big picture suddenly comes into focus. Moments after it was revealed that Star Wars: Episode 8 was making an unexpected leap to December 15, 2017, another movie shifted into its coveted Memorial Day release date. Yes, this is the work of the always crafty Captain Jack Sparrow, as the film in question is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth entry in Disney’s insanely profitable (if increasingly dire) franchise.

What? Did you think Disney was actually going to let someone else have that weekend?

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Pee-wee's Big Holiday teaser

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday finally has an official, confirmed, release date, and we have the first teaser to prove it. Netflix has announced the comedy will hit the service on March 18. Perhaps they know you’ll need something a little lighter to break up the grim and gritty second season of Daredevil, which debuts on the same date. Anyway, watch the first Pee-wee’s Big Holiday teaser after the jump. Read More »

creed review

A Rocky spinoff about Apollo Creed’s son may have sounded like a terrible idea on paper, but when Creed actually opened it was an unqualified success. Audiences loved it — it’s made $105 million so far in the U.S. and counting — and critics adored it. It made a creaky old franchise feel fresh again, without undoing all the earlier installments. Heck, it even won Sylvester Stallone a Golden Globe last night.

All of which is to say a Creed sequel was only a question of when, not if, and now we have our answer. MGM is reportedly eyeing a November 2017 release date for the film, putting it about two years after Creed‘s release. That’s the good news. The bad news is what this might mean for director Ryan Coogler‘s involvement.  Read More »

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‘The Witch’ Release Date Moved Up One Week

Anya Taylor Joy in The Witch

Writer-director Robert Eggers‘ The Witch played at the Sundance Film Festival and Fantastic Fest last year, and I somehow managed to miss all the screenings, and, yes, I have been kicking myself in the head for the past few months for it. There is always that one film at a festival that draws universal acclaim and then, somewhere along the way, someone shows up and says, “It’s not that good.” That never happened for The Witch. The film is scheduled to open next month, but A24 just bumped up The Witch release date.

Find out more about the film after the jump.

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game of thrones season 6

HBO’s sessions for the Television Critics Association began with a major Game of Thrones announcement. With fans in turmoil over the fate of Jon Snow for nearly a year now, HBO has confirmed that the sixth season will premiere on Sunday, April 24 at 9PM. Sunday night being HBO’s big original programming night, Game of Thrones season six’s premiere will be followed by the returns of Silicon Valley and VeepRead More »

Monster Hunt

Just as the unstoppable Hollywood force that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally makes its way to China, a Chinese box-office juggernaut is turning up on our shores. Monster Hunt, which became the country’s highest-grossing movie of all time last summer, is opening in North America later this month thanks to FilmRise and Asia Releasing. More details on the Monster Hunt US release after the jump.  Read More »