MONDAY MOVIE NEWS

SEASON’S TEASES

 

As the year winds to a close, some of the most hotly anticipated upcoming titles offer tidbits, breadcrumbs, and scraps of information to tide us over through the winter months.

 

NEW SONIC THE HEDGEHOG MOTION POSTER

 

 

The blue blur is racing onto the silver screen, and he’s sporting a brand new look for the occasion.

 

The newly released motion poster gives a silhouetted glimpse at a faster, furrier Sonic the Hedgehog ready to take on whatever threats his latest adventure will offer.

 

NEW PLOT DETAILS FOR JORDAN PEELE’S US

 

 

Director Jordan Peele‘s much anticipated follow-up to last year’s modern horror classic Get Out is shaping up to be just as creatively creepy as its predecessor, while still keeping key details under wraps.

 

A leaked plot synopsis for Us describes a family who’s relaxing getaway with friends takes a sinister turn when unexpected guests descend on their beach house.

 

TITLE REVEALED FOR 47 METERS DOWN SEQUEL

 

 

After forever traumatizing scuba fans and adventurous vacationers alike, the shark-infested thriller 47 Meters Down is coming back for seconds.

 

The sequel, titled 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is due out next year and will follow four teens into abandoned oceanic ruins, where danger (most likely shark-related) lurks at every turn.

 

AMERICAN REMAKE OF WOMAN AT WAR ANNOUNCED

 

 

This year’s Icelandic entry into the Academy Awards’ Foreign Language category is a spirited drama about a schoolteacher who moonlights as a rule-breaking environmental activist, and it’s soon to receive a stateside reinterpretation.

 

Academy Award winner Jodie Foster will direct, star, and co-produce a version of Woman at War that promises to offer a uniquely American spin on the material.

 

The end of the hunt draws near. The final piece of the key phrase for our Conan O’Brien Predator Pop Giveaway is “kill it”. All that’s left is to come back tomorrow 12/11, enter the full phrase, and, with a bit of good fortune, claim your bounty. Best of luck!

 

 

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BIG NAMES

 

From Marvel, to Wes Anderson, to Steven King, this week’s news is full of Hollywood heavy hitters gearing up for big things to come.

MARVEL ANNOUNCES SHANG-CHI

 

 

MCU maniacs have a new crime-kicking hero to root for with the announcement of a movie adaptation of Shang-Chi, the master of kung fu.

 

In a move towards greater on and off-screen representation following the success of Black Panther, Marvel has contracted Asian American writer Dave Callaham to pen the script and is actively seeking a director of Asian descent.

 

NEW DETAILS ABOUT WES ANDERSON’S THE FRENCH DISPATCH

 

 

Some tantalizing tidbits have emerged regarding film auteur Wes Anderson‘s forthcoming feature, including the title (The French Dispatch) and setting (post-WWII Paris).

 

The film, which will center around French and American journalists, will feature an ensemble cast including frequent Anderson collaborators Bill Murray and Frances McDormand.

 

THE SHINING SEQUEL DOCTOR SLEEP HAS WRAPPED PRODUCTION

 

 

38 years after Stanley Kubrick brought Stephen King‘s The Shining to audiences worldwide, director Mike Flanagan is giving the big screen treatment to the book’s 2013 sequel Doctor Sleep.

 

Thriller fans won’t be waiting too long for the spine-chilling second installment, since the director took to Facebook to confirm the conclusion of production on the film.

A MUSICAL FEATURING THE MUSIC OF PRINCE IS IN DEVELOPMENT

 

 

In preparation for a big-screen musical featuring and inspired by the songs of pop icon Prince, Universal has acquired the right to many of the superstar singer’s biggest hits.

 

Plot details are still forthcoming, but writers and producers are currently in talks to develop an original story befitting Prince’s legacy.

 

 

CYBER MONDAY MOVIE NEWS

DIGITAL DISH

 

Move over Black Friday, we’re booting up, logging in, and surfing the net for dangerous dolls, daring demons, and more.

 

50% OFF NEW RELEASES ON VUDU

 

 

Ready to update your movie collection? To honor the most convenient of all shopping holidays, Vudu has a star-studded list of recent releases like Avengers: Infinity War, The Greatest Showman, and Ocean’s 8 on sale for 50% off. Stop couponing and start clicking.

 

CHILD’S PLAY REBOOT LAUNCHES NEW DOLL WEBSITE

 

 

If you thought Chucky was scary before, wait until he gets on the cloud. Horror’s mouthiest moppet is still rocking the same red mop top, but the new website promoting the forthcoming Child’s Play update highlights several advanced (and potentially horrifying) upgrades.

 

NEW IMAGES FROM HELLBOY REBOOT

 

 

The new Hellboy is all hell, no boy, with action and dialogue that are running and gunning for a hard-R rating. Empire magazine’s new image of David Harbour as Big Red himself is a shadowy omen of gritty things to come.

 

TOM CRUISE HAS IDEAS FOR M:I 7

 

 

Fresh off an impossibly large win with Mission Impossible: Fallout, director Christopher McQuarrie says series star Tom Cruise has no shortage of bar-raising stunts and surprises ready for the next entry in the spy chronicle. Whatever the stakes, we’re glad we’re not covering Tom’s life-insurance.

 

 

Movie News – Weekend Roundup

Excelsior forever

 

Stan Lee, the hero who brought us many of our favorite superheroes, has passed away at 95. His decades-long career saw the co-creation of beloved characters such as the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, and countless others, and his legacy will live on the hearts of comic fans forever. Excelsior.

 

I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that

 

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

This Monday also saw the passing of Douglas Rain, whose name might not ring as much of a bell as that of the character he famously voiced – HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. His eerily calm portrayal of a conscious computer that goes on a murderous rampage earned HAL a ranking as the 13th greatest movie villain of all time according to The American Film Institute.

 

Deadpool, now effing kid-friendly

 

Once upon a time, Deadpool was the Merc with a mouth. But now, he’s coming back to theaters this Christmas with a little less bark and the promise that “there will be zero F’s given.”

 

The 12-day run of the PG-13 rated movie will find Fred Savage in a The Princess Bride story time parody that somehow only comes in at three minutes shorter than the rated-R theatrical release.

 

A peek at more Reynolds-chu news

Like the baby legs scene of Deadpool 2, everyone’s talking about it, so we might as well mention it – Ryan Reynolds is going to be Pikachu. Yeah.

 

Based on the game of the same name, Detective Pikachu brings all your favorite (or not) Pokemon to life in this very furry live action film. Oddly enough, most of the current discussion around this movie isn’t about Ryan, or even the existence of this movie (that’s admittedly growing on us), but rather the state of Pikachu’s fur and whether or not it’s too furry.

 

Appropriate for all ages

Everyone’s favorite toys are back. Disney has released the first Toy Story 4 teaser trailer and it’s got all your favorite characters – and even a new face (if you can call it that).

 

Forky – a spork who’s been made into a toy – joins Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Rex, Hamm, Slink, and LGM in this teaser.

 

 

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FAMILY FUN

 

This weeks headlines are all about the kids, with exciting announcements about animation, fantasy, and fables for the young and young at heart.

PADDINGTON 3 IS IN DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Fans of whimsical bears and marmalade sandwiches rejoice: Paddington Bear is set to return to the screen in a third outing for the much-acclaimed children’s franchise.

 

While, according to series producer David Heyman, director Paul King is unlikely to return for the new installment, hopes are high for an equally delightful third adventure for cinema’s most nattily dressed bear (no offense, Pooh).

 

NEW Clip From RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

 

 

The long-awaited and quickly approaching sequel to 2012’s Wreck-It-Ralph is set to take audience’s on a wild ride through the far corners of the internet, with a few new faces encountered along the way.

 

The latest clip released from Ralph Breaks the Internet introduces Yesss, a digital tastemaker voiced by Taraji P. Henson whose exuberant enthusiasm for all things trending sets the tone for a turbo-charged, mile-a-minute adventure.

 

NEW CLIP FROM FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

 

 

Harry Potter fans aren’t going anywhere, and neither are new additions to the beloved magical property.

 

The newest return to the wizarding world is a sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and a new clip featuring protagonists Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein dueling with Newt’s brother Theseus promises plenty of spells, spills, and unexpected turns.

 

LABYRINTH 2 IS IN DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Speaking of fantastic beasts, Jim Henson‘s Labyrinth, memorable for its overflowing visual spectacle, is reportedly on the way to production with a first draft of the script having been completed.

 

Pleasing long-time fans of the cult hit is no mean feat, but Fede Alvarez of Evil Dead (2013) fame is confident that he and his team are up to the mystical task.

 

THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS CELEBRATES 15 YEARS

 

 

While not technically a kids movie, The Matrix Revolutions capped off a reality-bending trilogy that forever changed the pop cultural landscape for a generation of young movie lovers.

 

The thrilling conclusion to the story of Neo vs. the machines, Revolutions and its predecessors became the program-packed progenitors to the decades of sci-fi properties living in the shadow of it’s floor-length black coat.

 

If you thought the visual effects of The Matrix trilogy were mind-blowing back in the day, you haven’t seen anything yet. Just like Neo’s eyes were opened to reality outside the Matrix, you can see things in a whole new light with all three movies available in 4K + UHD on Vudu. With cutting edge visual and audio quality, you’ll swear you just took the red pill.