Echo movie

George Clooney is planning his next film: a sci-fi thriller called Echo. Clooney is in early talks to helm the movie, which focuses on everyone’s two favorite things: drones and paranoia.

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Comcast Fox deal

Update 6/20/2018: Bloomberg reports that Fox has accepted a $71.3 billion bid from Disney, which tops Comcast’s previous offer of $65 billion. Disney’s new offer “gives Fox shareholders the option to take their payment in the form of cash or stock, up to a 50-50 level”, and the company will also “take on about $13.8 billion of Fox’s net debt”, which brings the total value of the deal to north of $85 billion.

Update 6/19/2018: According to CNBC, Fox’s board meets tomorrow to discuss Comcast’s bid, and if Fox decides they prefer Comcast’s offer to Disney’s offer, Disney has five days to match. The Mouse House “is expected to add cash to its bid” in addition to the stock-based offer it currently has in place. Our original article follows.

Things just got slightly more complicated in the ongoing saga of 21st Century Fox. Many of the company’s assets were long thought to be acquired by Disney, but as promised, Comcast has now officially swooped in with a superior offer to acquire Fox’s film studio, most of its TV channels, and more. And it looks like they’re coming out swinging: a Comcast Fox deal would mean that Comcast would buy the Fox assets for a hefty $65 billion, far surpassing Disney’s offer of $52 billion.
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Hall H 2018

With Marvel Studios and HBO sitting out this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the playing field has been leveled a bit. Which studio will be able to fill that showmanship gap and create the convention’s most memorable panel? Read on to find out which movies will take the stage in front of SDCC’s biggest crowds this year. Read More »

Man Alive

After all the buzz and excitement around the FX series Atlanta and the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino video “This Is America”, it was a foregone conclusion that Hollywood would come calling for director Hiro Murai. Now, word comes that Murai is in talks to make his feature debut with the sci-fi thriller Man Alive.

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new Blu-ray releases a wrinkle in time

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Hello once again, physical media phans. It’s time to round-up some of the best Blu-rays currently available for your viewing pleasure. This week we have Ava DuVernay‘s inventive Disney film A Wrinkle In Time, the emotional coming-of-age dramadey Love, Simon, the darkly hilarious The Death of Stalin, Alicia Vikander‘s Tomb Raider reboot, and Bruce Willis Death Wish remake. 

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week.

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bohemian rhapsody director

When the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer dropped, the internet couldn’t help but notice that the trailer was missing one important thing: the director’s name. Well, maybe two things. But regardless, it was a little odd to leave out the name of the director, especially when the trailer for the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic proudly boasted that the film came “from 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises.”

Could it be that there was some contention as to whose name should go on the billing after original director Bryan Singer left partway through production and was replaced by Dexter Fletcher? Perhaps at the time — but now those issues are resolved. Singer will reportedly retain his title as the director of Bohemian Rhapsody.

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The Predator TV Spot

The NBA Finals came to a close last night, but not before a brand new TV spot for this fall’s release of The Predator debuted.

The first trailer for The Predator was a little underwhelming, especially without a big moment to entice even the biggest fans of the franchise. But thankfully this latest TV spot is a much tighter and more exciting tease of the movie, especially because it teases the genetically modified hybrid mega-Predator, and this thing looks like a beast. Read More »

Best Movies Streaming Right Now Early June

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Welcome, streaming fans. Once again, I’ve scoured streaming services far and wide to bring you back the best streaming options available to you this week, and beyond. In this edition, you’ll find the sci-fi meditation on grief and love The Fountain, Greta Gerwig‘s acclaimed Lady Bird, the very funny Thor: Ragnarok, the James Dean classic East of Eden, and many more.

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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bad times at the el royale trailer

After making a splashy directorial debut with the subversive horror film The Cabin in the Woods, not much had been heard from Drew Goddard. The longtime Joss Whedon collaborator dabbled in TV (Daredevil), and wrote some Oscar-nominated screenplays (The Martian), but he didn’t yet give fans what they wanted: his second feature film. Now, six years later, he finally unleashes Bad Times at the El Royale, and boy, does it looks like he’ll deliver.

Reuniting with his Cabin in the Woods star Chris Hemsworth, Goddard gives us a deliciously sinister horror-tinged noir, which follows a group of seven strangers who are about to experience a night of unsuspected mayhem at a strange, rundown hotel. You can watch the new red band trailer (and a tamer green band version) below.
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doctor doom movie

When Noah Hawley announced that he was working on a Doctor Doom movie at last year’s Comic Con, it stirred up plenty of excitement among geeks who are fans of his surreal, radical take on the X-Men antihero in Legion. Hawley’s work is the perfect marriage between high-brow and high-key weird, which would deliver a fresh twist on a character who has so often been stuck as a supervillain to the Fantastic Four.

Now Hawley has a new update on his Doctor Doom movie, which he confirms already has a script. But with that good news comes the caveat: the movie probably won’t be coming to the big screen any time soon.

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