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The Week in Movie News: Here's What You Need to Know

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Daniel Craig is Still Bond, James Bond: We pretty much expected he would be back as 007, but Daniel Craig finally confirmed he'd be back as James Bond in the 25th installment, his fifth. Read more here.   COOL NEWS ...

Today in Movie Culture: Solo Obi-Wan Movie Poster, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Casting Depiction of the Day: Bill Sienkiewicz, comic book artist responsible for many New Mutants covers, shares a drawing of Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, the character she's playing in the New Mutants movie: New Mutants ...

Comics on Film: Ben Affleck's More 'Traditional' Batman, and the 'One Rule'

  We are now just about exactly three months away from the theatrical bow of Warner Bros. Pictures' Justice League, the film that many fans the world over have been waiting for, conceivably, a very, very long time. When Marvel Studios' The Avengers first hit theaters back in 2012, DC Comics fans ...

'Independence Day: Resurgence' Star Jessie T. Usher Is 'Son of Shaft'

There's a new Shaft. Can ya dig it?  In the tradition of the franchise since the last installment, we're getting another soft reboot that's also actually a sequel to what's come before. The film series began back in 1971 with the blaxploitation classic Shaft, starring Richard Roundtree as the ...

'It' Could Be a Blockbuster

The big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's It has been steadily building anticipation for more than a year. That might be a surprise to some; after all, It revolves around a young cast of unknowns and the best-known actor, rising star Bill Skarsgard , is covered up in a clown costume and makeup. ...

Movie News: Michael B. Jordan to Star in 'A Bittersweet Life'; Glenn Close Touted for 'Sunset Boulevard' Musical

A Bittersweet Life: Michael B. Jordan will star in A Bittersweet Life. It's a remake of a Korean action thriller about a gangster whose loyalties are tested when he is ordered to kill a woman he's fallen for. Jennifer Yuh Nelson will direct.   Sunset Boulevard: Glenn Close is in "advanced talks" to ...

Today in Movie Culture: Josh Brolin Parodies 'Uncle Buck,' a Netflix MCU Recap and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Recap of the Day: With Marvel's The Defenders debuting tomorrow, ScreenCrush recaps the Netflix MCU series so far:   Poster Parody of the Day: For the 28th anniversary of Uncle Buck, Josh Brolin shared a mashup ...

'Star Wars' Buzz: Oscar Darling Stephen Daldry Tapped to Direct Solo Obi-Wan Movie

Only one director of a Star Wars movie has been an Oscar nominee. That was George Lucas, who earned his first two Academy Award nominations for writing and directing American Grafitti . Now comes another possibility: according to The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen Daldry is in early talks to helm a ...

'Mission: Impossible 6': Tom Cruise Breaks Ankle, But Will Not Delay Release

Tom Cruise has always been extremely dedicated to the craft of acting. For example, he spent months learning how to be a bartender with flair for Cocktail and spent months learning to shoot pool like an expert hustler for The Color of Money. He was already a bankable and Academy Award-nominated ...

Movie News: Channing Tatum to Star in FBI Drama 'Bloodlines'; Jeremy Renner's New 'Avengers' Haircut May Be Significant

Bloodlines: Channing Tatum will star in a big-screen adaptation of Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty. Melissa Del Bosque's book, which will be published on September 12, tells the true story of a rookie FBI agent in Laredo, Texas who ...

Today in Movie Culture: Lost 'Star Wars' Creatures, Movies That Influenced 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Effects Showcase of the Day: Tested pays a visit to Phil Tippett's studio and showcase some of the unused holochess pieces made for Star Wars:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Many have likened Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. ...

Ron Howard Teases the Galactic Empire in 'Han Solo' -- Is Darth Vader Nearby?

Ron Howard has shared another image from the set of the solo Han Solo movie. And this one might be the closest we'll get to a confirmation that Darth Vader is involved in the spin-off prequel. Rumors have been circulating lately that the Star Wars villain will make an appearance, but the reason for ...

Daniel Craig Says "Yes," He's Returning as James Bond

For the last four years, Daniel Craig has been, to use his own word, "coy" about whether he'd return for another James Bond movie. Rumors have gone every which way but confirmed, even with recent announcements of a release date and potential directors for the next 007 adventure. Well, last night the ...

The Last Horror Blog: John Saxon, Bruce Campbell, 'Demon Hunter,' 'Die! Sitter! Die!' and More

New In Horror John Saxon's A Nightmare on Elm Street prequel treatment turns up on eBay – Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about Freddy Krueger, life throws you a curveball in the form of a treatment for an Elm Street prequel – one written by star John Saxon ...

Female-Led 'License to Drive' Remake on Its Way

Cast your mind back to the summer of 1988, when a teen comedy titled License to Drive opened quietly in movie theaters across the nation. It was no great shakes at the box office during its first week, finishing far behind Coming to America and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. But in a sequel-happy season ...

Movie News: 'American Honey' Star Joins New 'Hellboy'; New 'Captain Marvel' Writer Hired

Hellboy: Sasha Lane has joined the cast of the new Hellboy, to be directed by Neil Marshall. David Harbour will star as the titular superhero, a well-meaning demon; Ian McShane will play his father and Milla Jovovich is expected to play the villainous Blood Queen. Lane, who made her impressive ...

Today in Movie Culture: How to Market a Blockbuster, the Good and Bad of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Trailer Parody of the Day: Have a big tentpole movie to market? Follow this video on how to make a trailer for a blockbuster:   Movie Trivia of the Day: With Steven Soderbergh's Lucky Logan out this week, ScreenCrush shares ...

Louis C.K.'s Surprise Movie and Brie Larson's Directorial Debut Join the 2017 Toronto Film Festival Program

We were already excited about the program for this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and then they went and announced more appealing titles. Some of them have been highly anticipated for a while. Others weren't even known about before today but have joined our must-see lists. Here are some ...

'Baywatch' Muscles Its Way Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Everything, ...

Rumor Patrol: New 'Hellboy' Characters, 'Cyborg' Character Teases

Last week we heard that Milla Jovovich was in in final talks to join a new version of Hellboy, based on the comic book character created by Mike Mignola. The movie's title has since been shortened from Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen to Hellboy and now we're hearing rumors about other characters ...

Watch Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in First 'Molly's Game' Trailer

Molly Bloom never intended to run the world's most exclusive, high-stakes poker game, nor did she ever anticipate that she would be implicated in a high-profile legal case. As the first trailer for Molly's Game reveals, Molly was an underappreciated assistant whose talents at running an underground ...

Trailer Buzz: 'Rememory,' 'The Wilde Wedding,' 'The Florida Project'

Today's trailer roundup showcases three star-studded upcoming indie films, two of which are coming hot off major festival premieres:   Rememory When it comes out: August 24 , September 8 . Who is in it: Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond, Martin Donovan, Anton Yelchin, Henry Ian Cusick. What it is about: ...

Movie News: 'The Witch' Star, Director to Reunite on 'Nosferatu'; Joseph Bologna, 'Big Daddy' Actor, Passes Away

Nosferatu: Anya Taylor-Joy is negotiations to star in a new version of Nosferatu. If things work out, she will reunite with director Robert Eggers; they previously worked together on indie horror movie The Witch. Eggers will also write the screenplay, based on the 1922 silent original, which itself ...

Today in Movie Culture: 'Shrek' Meets 'Thor: Ragnarok,' New 'Captain America: Civil War' VFX Reel and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: Darth Blender redid the latest Thor: Ragnarok trailer using footage from the Shrek movies:    VFX Breakdown of the Day: More than a year after its release, Gradient Filming shares a lengthy visual ...

Trailer Buzz: 'Rememory,' 'The Wilde Wedding,' 'The Florida Project'

Today's trailer roundup showcases three star-studded upcoming indie films, two of which are coming hot off major festival premieres:   Rememory When it comes out: September 8 . Who is in it: Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond, Martin Donovan, Anton Yelchin, Henry Ian Cusick. What it is about: Dinklage ...

Vin Diesel Will Star in the 'Fast and Furious' Live Stunt Show

Vin Diesel took to Facebook last week to check in with fans and share what he's been doing lately: filming a new Fast and Furious stunt. No, production hasn't begun yet on the ninth movie. He's working on a bit for next year's touring stunt show. As we learned back in February, the Fast and ...

Movie News: First Look at Olivia Cooke in 'Ready Player One'; 'Silver and Black' Nabs Release Date

Ready Player One: Our first look at Olivia Cooke in Steven Spielberg's big-screen adaptation of Ready Player One reveals her in company with Tye Sheridan . Cooke plays a character known as Art3mis, who works with Wade Wyatt to win a fortune. The movie will open on March 30, 2018. 'Ready Player One' ...

The Week Ahead: 'The Lion King,' 'Alien: Covenant,' 'Logan Lucky' and More

Two major releases open in theaters later this week, but before that happens, we've got digital and Blu-ray picks to liven up your summer. We also have a few selections from the streaming and television worlds to anticipate.   Digital The Lion King: Disney's animated classic returns to home video, ...

Box Office Report: Horror Comes Home As 'Annabelle: Creation' Gives Warner Bros. Another Win

Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns : 1. Annabelle: Creation - $35.0 million 2. Dunkirk - $11.4 million 3. The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature - $8.9 million 4. The Dark Tower - $7.8 million 5. The Emoji Movie - $6.58 million 6. Girls Trip - $6.52 million 7. Spider-Man: ...