maximum overdrive blu-ray

While he’s had his hand in several screenplays, Stephen King only directed one movie: Maximum Overdrive. Widely panned when released in 1986, the killer truck film has achieved a kind of cult status, where fans admire the film for its goofball charms. Vestron Video is releasing a new Maximum Overdrive Blu-ray this week, and we have an exclusive clip for you below.

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After years of false starts and cancellations, Guillermo del Toro‘s dark animated take on Pinocchio is finally become a real boy. Netflix has picked up the long-gestating stop-motion animated movie in a deal that will place the Oscar winner as co-director on his first feature film since last year’s Best Picture-winning The Shape of Water.

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The Little Drummer Girl trailer

A couple of years ago, BBC One and AMC made waves with The Night Manager, an adaptation of author John le Carré‘s spy novel. Those networks saw the success of that show and jumped in on another le Carré adaptation, a 1970s-set thriller called The Little Drummer Girl. Oldboy director Chan-Wook Park marks his first entry into directing television with this limited series, and he’s gathered a great cast that includes Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgard, and Florence Pugh.

Take a look at the newest The Little Drummer Girl trailer below. Read More »

Judi Dench Cats

Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench is the latest performer to join the cast of Tom Hooper‘s Cats movie musical. She’ll play a gender-swapped version of the Jellicle cats’ leader, Old Deuteronomy. She also has some interesting history with this show that makes her casting here seem like a nice “full circle” moment in her impressive career.  Read More »

I know this much is true series

Get ready for two Ruffalos for the price of one. Mark Ruffalo will headline HBO’s I Know This Much Is True series, a six-episode limited series based on Wally Lamb’s novel. The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance will write, executive produce and direct the series, which joins the recent HBO trend of adapting novels into miniseries events.

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jungle cruise release date

Jungle Cruise, Disney’s upcoming film adaptation of one of their classic theme park rides, has been delayed. The Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt vehicle was first slated to hit theaters on October 11, 2019, but will now arrive on July 24, 2020. Read More »

the property brothers scripted series

Fox is about to get a home makeover. The network has started developing a scripted comedy series based on the lives of HGTV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott, AKA The Property Brothers. That’s right, they’re making a Property Brothers scripted series. Now that’s an open concept.

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the grinch box office

Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but it looks like audiences are already in the Christmas spirit. Early The Grinch box office tracking indicates the new animated version of the Dr. Seuss classic is headed towards a $50 million-plus opening weekend. It’s official: people really want to hear Benedict Cumberbatch‘s voice coming out of a green monster’s mouth.

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rambo vs monster

In 2009, a year after the uber-violent fourth Rambo movie hit theaters, Sylvester Stallone announced he was going to star in and direct Rambo V: The Savage Hunt, a film set to take his Vietnam veteran action hero into a whole new genre: science fiction. Time passed, and the sci-fi version of the movie, in which Rambo would have faced off against genetically engineered creatures, never happened. However, a different take on Rambo 5 is actually filming right now, with what appears to be more of a Western bent with Rambo battling a Mexican cartel. (Stallone is wearing a cowboy hat in the first-look photos.)

But Stallone liked that Rambo vs monsters idea so much that almost 10 years later, he’s making that one too – except he won’t be playing John Rambo in it. Read More »

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Are you there Hollywood? It’s Judy Blume, finally allowing the movie industry to take a crack at her most beloved novel.

The author has been famously reluctant to let Hollywood adapt her hugely influential 1970 coming-of-age novel Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, but has now granted the rights to the team behind The Edge of Seventeen. The long-awaited adaptation will be helmed by Kelly Fremon Craig, who made her directorial debut with the vastly underrated teen dramedy.

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