Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
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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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.
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Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Fred Topel
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 Veep. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has already moved once to avoid a head-to-head battle with a Marvel Studios property, but now they might find themselves facing off against a different Marvel Studios property. A new report claims the second season of Daredevil will land on Netflix the exact same day Batman v Superman hits theaters, forcing geeks to pick a side in the great Marvel vs. DC war, once and for all. (Or, you know, to slightly adjust their weekend schedules to make room for both.) Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
The Hateful Eight expanding its release sooner than expected is hardly bad news. Quentin Tarantino‘s western has already grossed almost $5.66M at the box office in the past week, playing on just 100 screens. Who would’ve thought people would’ve been this excited about the ninth film from Tarantino? Following The Hateful Eight‘s success, The Weinstein Company is now making the film available to a mass audience.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a special kind of disaster. A year and a half removed from the wreckage, it has become fascinating in an anthropological sense – here is a movie that broke one of the most popular movie franchises in Hollywood industry and gave a major studio a black eye so severe that they had to sit down with Marvel Studios and Disney because they no longer had any idea what to do with the world’s most popular superhero not named Batman.
The end results: Sony signed off on Peter Parker joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War before getting his own solo movie that is set for release on July 28, 2017…and a new animated Spider-Man movie with no connection to his live action counterpart from directors/miracle workers Chris Miller and Phil Lord. However, that second project has undergone a delay and will no longer open in the summer of 2018. It has shifted to a new date with a handful of interesting, if not solid, implications.
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It’s been six years since Avatar hit theaters in 2009, and we still won’t get the developing sequel until 2017. Ever since 20th Century Fox announced that there would be three sequels arriving in 2017, 2018 and 2019, many have assumed they would each arrive in December each year like the original film. Now director James Cameron confirms the Avatar 2 release date being eyed is Christmas 2017. Plus, the filmmaker also has an update on the status of production, which is gearing up to start shooting very early next year. Read More »
Next summer was meant to bring Guy Ritchie‘s first venture into fantasy with Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, but now Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to push the film back from its original July 22nd, 2016 release date to a release early in 2017 instead. Is the studio no longer confident in the film? Are there problems behind the scenes? The reason for having King Arthur delayed is apparently more of a business decision than anything. Find out more below. Read More »