Due to movie theater closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Lionsgate has moved its biggest franchise movies back a year. Fans will have a longer wait time for Keanu Reeves' JOHN WICK 4 as the studio pushed it back to May 27, 2022 while the sequel to THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD, THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD was removed from a fall release to 2021. A SAW reboot, SPIRAL was also delayed. See the new dates below.
Jerry Seinfeld joins the Netflix library with his return to the comedy stage with a one-hour special, "Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill." Watch the new trailer for his Netflix special and his James Bond-influenced movie poster.
For those (like me) missing the former First Lady, Netflix viewers will be able to get up and personal with Michelle Obama in a documentary titled BECOMING coming May 6. Netflix released a new trailer and a statement from Mrs. Obama on why she wanted to let cameras follow her. Read her statement below.
Modern day horror masters Sam Raimi (EVIL DEAD, DRAG ME TO HELL), Guillermo del Toro (PAN'S LABRYINTH, MIMIC), James Wan (SAW, THE CONJURING, INSIDIOUS) and Leigh Whannell (SAW, UPGRADE, THE INVISIBLE MAN) offer up tips to creating a good horror movie.
While movie theaters are closed (except for some drive-ins), movie studios have taken to streaming their recent releases online and on VOD which ordinarily would disqualify them for Academy Award consideration, but Tuesday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed their rules.
Yet another streaming service is entering the crowded field with NBC and Universal Pictures launching Peacock Premium July 15 with a huge library to rival Disney+. X1 and Flex Customers customers will be able to sample the new service now before the summer launch at no additional cost. See what's coming to Peacock Premium.
Disney released a trailer for their behind the scenes documentary, “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian,” premiering May 4th that will consist of 8-episodes airing every Friday on Disney+. The new preview reveals some of the cool insight into the making of "The Mandalorian" with actor and director interviews.
There's been plenty of Ned Kelly movies about the Australian outlaw, but the latest, TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, based on Peter Carey's book, is more of an origins story in the same vein as JOKER (2019). And no surprise, a domineering mother is at the root of this story.
Star George MacKay who plays the famous outlaw is proving he's an up-and-coming actor to watch for with his stand out performance as Ned Kelly as well as his riveting role in Sam Mendes' 1917. Nicholas Hoult also makes quite the impression as morally corrupt while Russell Crowe and Charlie Hunnam have small but impactful roles. Director Justin Kurzel gives this Ned Kelly biopic a punk rock attitude with an apocalyptic tone.
TIME WARP: THE GREATEST CULT FILMS OF ALL-TIME VOLUME 1 MIDNIGHT MADNESS takes a deep dive into the all-time greatest cult movies from THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW to THE BIG LEBOWSKI. The 105 minute documentary, now On Demand and Digital, is fascinating look at the birth of the midnight movie with tons of commentary from the actors, filmmakers involved with the iconic films. There are three volumes in the series with the other two covering Comedy and Camp and Horror and SciFi coming in May and June.
Chris Evans stars and executive produces the new tv mini-series for Apple TV + starring alongside his KNIVES OUT costar Jaeden Martell (IT Movie), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey”), JK Simmons, Cherry Jones and Pablo Schreiber. "Defending Jacob" is based on the novel written by William Landay. Watch the video review above.
Apple TV+ is making their streaming service much more kid-friendly given parents need lot of content during the Covid-19 quarantine. Apple is bringing back Jim Henson's classic 80s characters, The Fraggles in “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!,” and the first episode is now streaming along with other educational programming for families for free for a limited time.
Hollywood loves adapting content to the big screen, whether it’s books, anime, or video games. It’s a formula that sort of works because the source material already has a fanbase audience. But for various reasons, film adaptations of things are a tricky business. Like taking the 8-book Dark Tower series and trying to compress it into a bizarre, nearly irrelevant plot, or the absolute absurdity of the Super Mario Bros film that proves the early 90s were a very strange time.
WONDER WOMAN 1984 will arrive in movie theaters August 14 (we hope) after being delayed from June 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic. To entertain us quarantined folks, Warner Bros. has released a new AR sense to use on social media and video calls. Check out how to download it.
The idea of crossovers between different types of entertainment is old as entertainment itself. In the many forms that this has taken over the decades, few suffer the poor reputation which arises from mixing video games and movies. This is not without reason, as some of the worst movies of all time, like the Super Mario Brothers adaption, are abominations not even worth watching to laugh at. Recently, however, this trend is being bucked.
Warner Bros. has moved around some of their movie release dates due to the coronavirus lockdown including a bunch of DC Movies. THE BATMAN starring Robert Pattinson ceased production amid the nationwide shutdown of business as usual as well as delayed the start of production of other films in their slate including "The Sopranos" prequel movie. Depending on when production can resume, Warner Bros. may change the dates again, but here is what they are planning for their upcoming slate.
For the first time in 50 years, San Diego's Comic-Con will not be happening this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Large gatherings like conventions are being banned throughout California for the rest of the year, and Comic-Con International faced a hard decision. In our own poll, it suggested people would not feel confident in attending the summer event. See the official announcement below.
Watch parties have become popular during the coronavirus lockdown and Lionsgate is joining the fun with its own interactive tune-in every Friday with Jamie Lee Curtis hosting to benefit furloughed movie theater employees. One of Lionsgate popular titles, THE HUNGER GAMES, DIRTY DANCING, LA LA LAND and JOHN WICK, will air every Friday starting April 17 for four weeks. The communal experience includes real-time fan chats, movie trivia and challenges.