Friday Box Office: Holdovers Still in Charge as TERMINATOR GENISYS and MAGIC MIKE XXL Stumble into Holiday Frame

Another Friday, another close race between holdovers Inside Out and Jurassic World. The Pixar hit took top honors at yesterday’s box office with an estimated $12.5 million. Jurassic World’s estimate came in at $11.8 million on Friday. But while the last two frames have seen JW climb over IO to claim first place, this weekend seems to favor Pixar. At this point, Inside Out is expected to earn $30 million to Jurassic World’s $29 million. That’s statistically too close to ...
July 04, 2015

Ant-Man Trailer: Who We Gonna Call?

When you add just the right music to a trailer, it can really spice things up. Such is the case of the latest trailer from Marvel UK for Ant-Man. The music seems to put a whole new spin on things, as does the reveal of Scott's line upon hearing that he's needed to be the Ant-Man..."I think our first move should be calling the Avengers." Does anybody have line delivery like Paul Rudd? Just hearing him say that brings this ...
July 03, 2015

Box of Moonlight: The Best 4th of July Movie You Have Never Seen

Like most people, I didn't see Box of Moonlight when it was in the theater, but I was lucky enough to catch it upon its initial release on DVD. It's an absolute gem of a film about a man who tries to do everything just right, by the book, but suddenly realizes that particular outlook on life has left him without any joy in his own life, nor has he managed to pass on the ability to enjoy the smaller ...
July 03, 2015

New PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Images Prepare for Proper Slaying

Screen Gems has released some new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies images. Directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) and based on the parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, the story follows Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) and her sisters Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) as they try to navigate societal pressures of the landed gentry and fend off hoards of zombies. Speaking to EW, Steers explained how he was approaching the film more ...
July 03, 2015

SELF/LESS: Four Clips & Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveal the Side Effects of Death

Focus Features has released four new clips and five minutes of behind-the-scenes footage for Tarsem Singh‘s latest mind-bender, Self/less, a psychological sci-fi thriller about a dying man (Ben Kingsley) who decides to transfer his consciousness into the body of a healthy, younger man (Ryan Reynolds). The procedure works, but he soon comes to realize that “immortality has some side effects.” While most of the clips are noticeably lacking in Tarsem's distinct visual opulence, one of them finally reveals a glimpse at that aesthetic panache Tarsem is known for - but ...
July 03, 2015

Matt Bomer on MAGIC MIKE XXL, the WHITE COLLAR Ending, Shane Black, and More

Now playing in theaters is Magic Mike XXL. Gregory Jacobs takes over as director this time around, though Steven Soderbergh is still onboard as cinematographer, camera operator, and editor. Written by Reid Carolin, the story takes place three years after the events of Magic Mike, as Channing Tatum’s character has bowed out of the stripper game for good…or so he thinks. The rest of the Kings of Tampa decide to throw in the towel as well, but not before one ...
July 03, 2015

New ANT-MAN Trailer Disses the Iron Man Armor

Marvel has released a new Ant-Man trailer a couple weeks before the film finally debuts. In addition to directly explaining the plot, in particular the motives of Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas) former protégé Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll), we get another Avengers name-drop along with Pym dismissing the Iron Man armor as “cute technology”. It looks like the film is very conscious of why there aren’t any Avengers around, and part of that has to do with Hank Pym’s ...
July 03, 2015

Disney’s 9 Most Wicked Animated Villains

Disney Animation excels at a lot of things - fantastic world building, top-tier artwork, and some of the catchiest songs in the world - but the studio's crowning achievement may just be the exceptional catalogue of villains built up over the last six decades. It's commonly said that a story is only as strong as it's antagonist, so it's no surprise that the foremost leader in children's storytelling has a pantheon of iconic villainy. Before we go forward, a few ...
July 03, 2015

Skydance CEO & COO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Director Alan Taylor Talk TERMINATOR GENISYS

While in Berlin for the world premiere of Terminator Genisys I landed an exclusive video interview with director Alan Taylor and Skydance CEO and COO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (Skydance produced the movie with Paramount). During the interview they talked about how the script changed during production, Easter eggs, what they learned from friends and family screenings, setting up future movies, deleted scenes, and more. As I have said a few times, I really enjoyed Terminator Genisys. It’s easily the 3rd best in the franchise behind Terminator  and Terminator 2: ...
July 03, 2015

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Scenes Include a Rainy Rooftop Battle and Solemn Chats with Alfred

Now that we've seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice take center stage on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con issue and had a chance to pore over the new images, we've also got descriptions for three scenes in Zach Snyder's epic superhero showdown starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Godot, Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons. As reported in EW [via comicbook] Bruce Wayne and Alfred share an "almost comically grim" scene in the "derelict husk" of Wayne manor, littered with "strewn ...
July 03, 2015