Millions of moviegoers are impatiently awaiting the arrival of Avengers: Endgame in theaters next week, but let’s not forget that John Wick is heading back to the big screen with a promising sequel of his own.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum continues the franchise following the game-changing events of the previous sequel. John Wick is on the run after being labeled excommunicado for breaking one of The Continental’s most sacred rules. A $14 million contract has been put out for his head, and now he’s got anyone and everyone on his tail. However, as a new John Wick Chapter 3 clip shows, the taxi drivers in this world are not only significantly more chill, but they know all about this underground assassin ring. Read More »
This weekend’s Hellboy box office was…well, hell. The Neil Marshall-helmed comic book reboot was met with the cold shoulder from audiences on its opening weekend, earning $12 million, beneath reigning champ Shazam! and the Regina Hall comedy Little.
But it wasn’t the only anticipated new film to be beaten by a Little competition. Laika’s Missing Link, which earned rave reviews and followed up the stop-motion animation studio’s Oscar-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, also flopped at the box office, raking in a measly $5 million.
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The new Hellboy movie is currently sitting at a miserable 12% on Rotten Tomatoes. Our review calls it “one of the worst comic book movies ever made.” When that level of negative buzz swirls around a movie, it’s inevitable that stories will begin to emerge which attempt to lay the blame at someone else’s feet – because if there’s one thing that’s remained true in Hollywood since its earliest days, it’s that nobody is going to willingly accept blame if it can be shuffled off elsewhere.
So in the wake of such a poor critical reception, it’s not surprising that a new report has arrived detailing some production troubles on the Hellboy set, including claims that the producers attempted to undermine director Neil Marshall (one of the producer’s attorneys denies this), star David Harbour butted heads with Marshall, and more.
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Lionsgate is making sure Hellboy is a movie that will be seared onto your eyeballs, and your eardrums. The studio released a new Hellboy featurette spotlighting the film’s gruesome practical effects and makeup, crafted by the Academy Award-winning make-up artist Joel Harlow, best known for his work on Star Trek. On top of that, our the first listen of the Hellboy music score composed by Benjamin Wallfisch is out on the interwebs, and it is literal fire. Read More »
He’s a dorky-looking speechwriter, she’s a gorgeous, powerful politician. It’s an unexpected match that makes for a great romantic-comedy in Long Shot. Starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, Long Shot — formerly known as Flarsky — follows the unexpected romance between US Secretary of State, Charlotte Field (Theron), and her childhood friend Fred Flarsky (Rogen) who she hires as her speechwriter. Lionsgate has released a new Long Shot trailer and clip that highlight just how that budding romance came to be. Watch them below.
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Hellboy arrives next weekend, and we’re not so sure the movie has the goods to get audiences into theater in the way that Lionsgate is hoping. Sure, the presence of David Harbour as Hellboy might be appealing to a certain sect of Stranger Things fans, but otherwise, this looks far less stylish and impressive than what director Guillermo del Toro already did with the Dark Horse comic book property.
If you need anymore convincing that the audience awareness for Hellboy a boost, Lionsgate has debuted what they call an R-rated sizzle reel, which is basically a short red band trailer. The whole point of this tease is to tout all the blood and gore that will be on display, not to mention dropping some salty language. Watch the bloody Hellboy trailer below. Read More »
On the April 5, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss all the footage and trailers they saw during the Lionsgate presentation at CinemaCon 2019. Footage screened includes John Wick 3, I Still Believe, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out and we give reactions to the two movies we saw at the con, Wild Rose and Long Shot, and we also talk about seeing David Copperfield’s show in Vegas. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).
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Even though some moviegoers are anxious to see their favorite Avengers get back in action on the big screen this summer, others are only concerned with one, and his name is John Wick.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum brings back Keanu Reeves as the titular assassin who was forced back into action after some jerks killed his dog. And that was after he already had to deal with the pain of losing his wife. Now John Wick is on the run as he’s been classified excommunicado after breaking the sacred rules of The Coninental. /Film’s own Ben Pearson and Peter Sciretta were on hand to check out some new footage from the blockbuster action sequel coming next month, and we’ve got their reaction. Read More »
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We’re about to have a barrage of comic book movies unleashed upon us in April. Next week will bring Shazam! into theaters (and apparently it’s pretty damn good), and the end of the month will unleash the highly anticipated box office monster Avengers: Endgame. But sandwiched in between there will be the R-rated reboot of the Dark Horse Comics title Hellboy, and a new clip from the movie features Milla Jovovich as the immortal sorceress Queen Nimue, offering the titular hero (David Harbour of Stranger Things under crazy amounts of make-up) the chance to fulfill his destiny as the beast of the apocalypse. Read More »
The name’s Boy…Hellboy.
In this clip from Lionsgate’s new Hellboy revamp, Stranger Things actor David Harbour‘s version of the demonic protagonist takes a tour of a weapons laboratory which seems like something the Q branch would cook up in a James Bond movie. Check out the new Hellboy clip below, and learn how it will tie in with a specific run of Mike Mignola’s comics. Read More »