Best Stories Of The Week: Suicide Squad, Indiana Jones, Female Ocean's Eleven And More

Best Stories of the Week is a round-up of the week's best and biggest stories, from news to editorials to trailers.

This week we have stories on a new Monopoly movie, Ricky Gervais returning to host the Golden Globes, a female-led Ocean's Eleven, a reboot of Amazing Stories, and some new photos from Suicide Squad.

Plus, we also have trailers for Adam Sandler's Ridiculous 6, the indie comedy Don Verdean with Sam Rockwell, Sacha Baron Cohen's action comedy The Brothers Grimsby and a season trailer for Supergirl.

Get all the Best Stories of the Week after the jump!

#26. Adam Sandler Gets Wacky in the West in Ridiculous 6 Trailer

The movie hits Netflix on December 11th.

#25. Different Monopoly Movie in Development About Creating the Game


A Monopoly movie has been in development for awhile, but rather than adapting the actual board game, a new movie will focus on the origins of the board game itself. Get the full report right here.

#24. Robert De Niro and Zac Efron Get Crazy in Dirty Grandpa Trailer

The comedy debuts on January 22nd, 2016.

#23. Ricky Gervais Returning to Host the Golden Globes in 2016

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The bold British comedian will return to host the Golden Globes awards telecast for a fourth time when the show airs early in 2016. Find out when the show will air, and check out Gervais' appearance from last year's Golden Globes in our full story.

#22. Edgar Wright and Johnny Depp Team for Fortunately the Milk

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The Shaun of the Dead director and Pirates of the Caribbean star are teaming up for an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's children's book. And the person behind the script only sweetens the deal. Get the full story right here.

#21. George Clooney to Direct Coen Brothers' Script Suburbicon

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After circling the project about 10 years ago, George Clooney is again being lined up to direct Suburbicon, a dark comedy scripted by Joel and Ethan Coen. Find out what we know about the project so far right here.

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#20. Cardboard Cinema: Star Wars Board Games - Episode II

Our own Jacob Hall delivers another batch of great board games for fans of Star Wars to play before The Force Awakens arrives in December. Find out his second rounds of picks right here.

#19. Sam Rockwell is on a Mission from God in Don Verdean Trailer

The indie comedy arrives on December 11th.

#18. How Did This Get Made?: Death Spa

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Our companion piece to the latest episode of the movie podcast How Did This Get Made? focuses on the awful horror flick Death Spa. It's a good read and a good listen. Check out the full story right here.

#17. Elizabeth Banks Returning to Direct Pitch Perfect 3

Elizabeth Banks directing Pitch Perfect 3

After directing the box office hit sequel, actress and producer Elizabeth Banks will return to direct Pitch Perfect 3, set for release in 2017. To find out who else is coming back, check out our full story.

#16. Ranking the Films of David Gordon Green

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In honor of Our Brand is Crisis, our own Jack Giroux ranks all of the films of eclectic director David Gordon Green, from George Washington to Joe. Which movie made the top of the list? Find out right here.

#15. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Troubled in By the Sea Trailer

The drama hits theaters on November 14th.

#14. Bad Santa 2 with Billy Bob Thornton Finally Happening

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After developing for years, the raunchy holiday comedy is finally getting a sequel with Billy Bob Thornton back in the title role. Will audiences turn out for this one after so many years? Get all the details in our full story.

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#13. Ranking All the Films of Guillermo del Toro

Our own Ethan Anderton delivers a ranking of every single film from director Guillermo del Toro, from Cronos to this year's Crimson Peak. Which film ended up at the top of the list? Find out right here.

#12. First Red Band Trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's Brothers Grimsby

The comedy arrives on March 4th, 2016.

#11. Ranking All of the Paranormal Activity Movies

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Now that the franchise is over (at least for now), our own Jacob Hall ranks all six films in the franchise. Which one is the best? Check out our list to find out.

#10. Bryan Fuller Rebooting Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

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The Pushing Daisies and Hannibal creator is rebooting Steven Spielberg's anthology series for NBC. If you're not familiar with the original series, get all the details in our original story.

#9. Final Peanuts Trailer Celebrates 65 Years of Comic Strip History

The animated family film hits theaters on November 6th.

#8. Sandra Bullock to Lead All-Female Ocean's Eleven

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The Speed and Gravity star is lined up to lead an all-female version of Ocean's Eleven. There are rumblings that George Clooney might even pop up as Danny Ocean, which means it would take place in the same universe as the previous heist trilogy. Find out what we know right here.

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#7. Script and Budget for Pacific Rim 2 Turned In, Now We Wait

Director Guillermo del Toro has turned in a new script draft and budget for Pacific Rim 2. And now he's just waiting to see what Universal does with it. Find out more about the sequel right here.

#6. Supergirl Trailer Shows What's Coming in the Show's First Season

The series airs on CBS on Mondays at 8pm Eastern.

#5. Indiana Jones Reboot Wouldn't Replace Harrison Ford

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Producer Frank Marshall says a reboot of Indiana Jones wouldn't recast Harrison Ford with a new actor. Therefore, it wouldn't star the character of Indiana Jones. Find out more in our full story.

#4. Marvel Round-Up: IMAX, The Vision, Thor: Ragnarok and More

#3. Star Wars Round-Up: Elstree 1976, Stephen Colbert, Luke Skywalker, More

#2. Suicide Squad Photos Show Off the Team of Villains

Suicide Squad headerEmpire has released some new magazine covers showing off some of the Suicide Squad, and with the new issue comes with some new stills from the movie featuring the whole villainous gang. Check out the respective links for the images.

#1. Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 on Hold for Prometheus 2

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Bad news for anyone looking forward to the return of Ripley in Neill Blomkamp's revival of the Alien franchise. Ridley Scott's Prometheus 2 (now titled Alien: Paradise Lost) will move forward first, delaying the other sci-fi sequel set in the same cinematic universe. Find out more right here.

Read the previous edition of Best Stories of the Week right here.