'Star Wars': Ron Howard Teases Millennium Falcon's Famous Kessel Run in Han Solo Film
It appears Star Wars fans are finally going to see the Millennium Falcon's famous Kessel Run.
Ron Howard on Wednesday tweeted a photo that shows an entrance to a cave with one word: "Spicey?"
The Run is a hyperspace route which smugglers use to move spice from the mines on Kessel.
It seems Howard is once more giving fans a slight taste of what is to come without really giving away much at all. Ever since the »
- Ryan Parker
Mark Wahlberg to Star in Paramount’s ‘Instant Family’
Mark Wahlberg is set to star in the Paramount comedy “Instant Family,” sources confirm to Variety.
Anders and Brian Burns, the writing duo behind the “Daddy’s Home” series, wrote “Instant Family” and will produce alongside Wahlberg and Steve Levinson. Paramount is fast-tracking the project and aims to start shooting next year.
The film is about a couple who decide to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented. »
- Justin Kroll
Disappointing August 2017 Closed Out the Worst Summer Movie Season in Over 10 Years
As the September box office attempts to get 2017 back on track*the month is currently up 14% compared to last year*the chapter ends on what was a dismal August 2017 at the domestic box office. August was the fourth month in a row to show a decline compared to the previous year, all of which contributed to the worst Summer movie season in over ten years, in which the total summer gross failed to top $4 billion for the first time since 2006. August 2017 wrapped up as the worst August in twenty years with calendar grosses delivering a combined $657.7 million from 225 movies, 35.5% behind last year's gross and failing to top $700 million for the first time since 2000. Thanks to the continued performance of Annabelle: Creation, which just topped $100 million domestically yesterday, the month did deliver a $100+ million earner, a feat that looked as if it might not happen not too long ago. Annabelle also »
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Zack Snyder says he won’t be returning to help complete Justice League
Despite rumors that he would be returning to the set of Justice League to assist Joss Whedon in finishing the film, it looks like Zack Snyder has stepped for good. Speaking to Wired about his latest film Snow Steam Iron, a short film that he has shot entirely on an iPhone, the director provided an update in regards to where he stands with Justice League.
Snyder stressed that returning to production would be “unfair in a lot of ways” before going into further detail: “I’m at a place where I feel excited about it and I’m happy for my guys and I love these people that are working on it, and they’re my family and I think they’re doing an amazing job. But I’ve kind of just let them do their thing.”
As we know, Zack Snyder decided to step down from directing duties following »
- Jordan Jones
Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Casts Former Nightlife Kingpin Danny A Abeckaser (Exclusive)
Reps for the actor and Netflix did not immediately return TheWraps’ request for comment. »
- Matt Donnelly
‘It’ to Pass ‘The Exorcist’ as Highest Grossing Horror Film Ever
Warner Bros.’ runaway horror hit “It” will pass “The Exorcist” on Wednesday to become the highest domestic grossing horror film of all-time. Upon its initial release in 1973, “The Exorcist” grossed $193 million domestically, followed by an additional $39.9 million from two director’s cut releases in 2000 and 2010, for a total of $232.9 million. “It” currently has $228.4 million after adding $4.2 million on Monday and $5.3 million on Tuesday. The movie should easily pass “The Exorcist” record this week — as early as Wednesday night. “It” is the highest grossing R-Rated film of 2017 so far. While expected to »
- Jeremy Fuster
Linda Hamilton to Return to ‘Terminator’ Franchise
Arnold Schwarzenegger is also on board to reprise the role of the cyborg he made famous more then 30 years ago. The sequel will be produced by Skydance and series creator James Cameron. The upcoming film will mark the first time that O’Connor, Schwarzenegger, and Cameron will be working together on the franchise since the 1991 smash “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”
- Justin Kroll
Jake Lamotta Dead, Real-Life 'Raging Bull' Boxer 'Fought Til the End'
Boxing legend Jake Lamotta -- the champ who was played by Robert De Niro in the movie "Raging Bull" -- died Tuesday, TMZ has learned. He was 95. Jake's wife tells TMZ, Jake died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia. Another family member tells TMZ, Jake's condition deteriorated in the last few weeks. He was put on a feeding tube, which he kept pulling out. His condition worsened considerably in the last »
- TMZ Staff
San Sebastián: Antonio Méndez Esparza Talks Race, Class and Understanding in ‘Life and Nothing More’
Selected by Variety’s chief film critics as one of their 10 best movies at Toronto, “Life and Nothing More” turns on a struggling African-American family in northern Florida, its frustrated single mother (Regina Williams) and teen son Andrew (Andrew Bleechington), written off as a juvenile delinquent. Variety talked to director Antonio Mendez Esparza (“Here and There”) about the Toronto-festival bowing film, which is produced by Pedro Hernández.
Would you see “Life and Nothing More” as a coming of age film about family and its need for reconciliation?
I’m glad you see the film that way. This film started out as the story of a single mother who works in a Walmart. Along the way, it transformed. For me, when you stop filming, you stop looking. When you film, your gaze crystalizes, you hunt and capture, you aim to understand, to share, to aim to reveal truths and intimacies.
How did you come to make “Life and »
- John Hopewell
In the Last Days of the City review – adrift in Cairo as the Arab spring looms
A film-maker returns to the place of his boyhood on a quest for love and creative fulfilment in this melancholy cine-journal
In the Last Days of the City is a densely textured, contemplative, beautifully shot film in a self-reflexive, docu-realist style about Cairo in the era just before the Tahrir Square uprising of 2011: the director Tamer El Said has used footage that he has amassed over years of filming in Cairo.
In a way, it imports the complications and disappointments that followed Egypt’s Arab spring back to that time; there is no euphoria here. It is a very New Wave movie, recording images of the city as a film-maker in a previous time might have shot in Paris in 1968.
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- Peter Bradshaw
Jake Lamotta: a flawed character alchemised by Raging Bull into a mythical figure
“Now, sometimes, at night, when I think back, I feel like I’m looking at an old black-and-white movie of myself. Why it should be black-and-white, I don’t know, but it is. Not a good movie, either, jerky, with gaps in it, a string of poorly lit sequences, some of them with no beginning and no end.”
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- Peter Bradshaw
Animation Is Film Festival Announces Full Slate
The Animation is Film Festival has announced its full slate of films for their upcoming event which takes place October 20-22 at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. Films set to screen premieres of The Breadwinner, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Big Fish and Begonia as well as special screenings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pixar’s The Incredibles, which will also include a sneak peek of their upcoming film Coco. The fest will feature 12 films in competition… »
‘The Sinner’ Finale: Creator on the Masked Captor’s Identity and What Season 2 Could Look Like
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the season finale of “The Sinner.”]
“I know you did it for your son,” Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel) tells the man who had imprisoned her for two months, during which he shot her up with heroin and obliterated her true memories. It’s a curiously generous statement for her to make, but it’s not the first time that “The Sinner” has found sympathy and common ground for people’s failings.
USA Network’s summer psychological thriller began with Cora stabbing Frankie Belmont (Eric Todd) to death seemingly without provocation during a day at the beach. It turns out that five years ago at a party, Frankie had tried and failed to revive Cora’s sickly sister Phoebe (Nadia Alexander) with whom he had been intimate. A song that was playing at the time of the tragic accident was the same song that triggered Cora to attack Frankie during that day at the beach.
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- Hanh Nguyen
The Pug From Kingsman Showed Up To The Premiere In A Suit, And It Was Glorious
How fancy is Kingsman: The Golden Circle? It's so fancy that the pug from the franchise showed up to the film's premiere fully decked out. See the pictures inside. »
Film Review: ‘Thirst Street’
Nathan Silver has an eye for a great face — a beautiful one, marked and matured and made extraordinary by feeling — that you don’t typically see at the center of a movie. Actress Lindsay Burdge has one of those. It’s her fine-lined, progressively devastated visage, often held in close-up that’s both adoring and unforgiving, that carries us through the stressful emotional machinations of “Thirst Street,” Silver’s most excitingly stylized microbudget indie to date. Taking a leaf (or several, in enticing sherbet shades) from Fassbinder and the arch experimentalism of 1970s psychodrama, with a dusting of the same decade’s Eurotica, this compact but internally unruly tragicomedy centers on a grief-stricken young flight attendant driven to obsessive madness by an over-extended one-night stand in Paris — tracking her as intimately and relentlessly as she does her callous male quarry.
“Thirst Street” isn’t exactly kind to its protagonist, whose extreme self-debasement for the sake of an »
- Guy Lodge
Gal Gadot Just Landed Her Next Non-dceu Movie, And It Sounds Amazing
What do you do when you've hit DC paydirt? If you're Gal Gadot, you keep diversifying your acting experiences and pick up gigs outside of the realm of comics. Read on to see where Wonder Woman herself is heading next. »
6 Important Elements The Nightwing Movie Needs To Include
Nightwing will soon be leading his own movie in the DC Extended Universe, and we've gathered together key elements that this story needs to include. »
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‘Escape Plan 3’: China’s Max Zhang Joins Sylvester Stallone Sequel
Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista will be joined by China’s Max Zhang in “Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station.” The film is the third in the “Escape Plan” prison break franchise produced by Emmett Furla Oasis.
The new movie sees Stallone and Bautista’s characters again join forces to break out one of their team members from an inescapable prison. The pic is directed by John Herzfeld (“Death and Life of Bobby Z,” “15 Minutes”) from Miles Chapman and John Herzfeld’s script.
The film is now beginning principal photography. Lionsgate will release the completed picture.
Zhang has a career that started as a stunt double and now sees him stretching across Hollywood and Chinese industries. His various credits include “Crouching Tihger Hidden Dragon,” “The Grandmaster,” and “Ip Man 3.” His upcoming projects also include “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” and another spinoff from the “Ip Man” concept, in which he will again co-star with Bautista.
- Patrick Frater
Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Actor and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78
Casey made his film debut in the 1969 sequel “Guns of the Magnificent Seven.” He then acted alongside fellow former NFL star Jim Brown in the crime dramas “…tick…tick…tick…” and “Black Gunn.” He played the title role in the 1972 science fiction TV film “Gargoyles,” and then portrayed Tamara Dobson’s love interest in 1973’s “Cleopatra Jones.”
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Casey wrote, directed, produced, and starred in “The Dinner,” a 1997 film centering on three black men who discuss slavery, black self-loathing, and homophobia. That same year, he loosely portrayed a version George Jackson, a member of the Black Panther Party who was killed, in the drama “Brothers.”
- Rebecca Rubin
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