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After a year that felt longer than a marathon screening of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, 2016 is finally over. The heartbreak, headaches and downright hilarity of the year we would all like to forget, is now behind us.
Now, fear not! 2017 is here to save the day and it is absolutely packed full of all your favourite costumed crime-fighters. From Wall crawlers, to demigods, to eccentric spies, this year has it all. So, sit back, relax and let your friendly neighbourhood Thn talk you through what 2017 has in store. Check out our Comic Book Movie Preview!
First up is the highly anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, focusing on Will Arnett’s hilariously parodied version of Batman. While the idea was initially met with skepticism, trailers have so far indicated that this could be one of the caped crusaders greatest cinematic outings yet.
The film also boasts »
- Ben Read
Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Hidden Figures” dominated the domestic box office, topping charts for the second straight weekend after earning $26 million. The film’s message of empowerment and triumph over prejudice was amplified by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
“This continues to be a movie for everyone,” said Chris Aronson, Fox’s head of domestic distribution. “It’s not just entertaining. It’s life affirming. It celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and that’s so important in these times.”
“Hidden Figures” is a latecomer to the awards season race, but the film, which stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer as African-American scientists and mathematicians in the early days of the space program, ranks as one of the most successful dramas of 2016. So far, it has earned $60.4 million. That commercial success could translate into Oscar attention when Academy Award nominations are announced next week.
- Brent Lang
Often times, if two movies are less than $1 million apart when the box office estimates are released, those movies will swap places when the actual numbers arrive on Monday. Last weekend, it looked like Rogue One would repeat atop the box office with $21.9 million, with the expanding Hidden Figures following just behind with $21.8 million. When the actual figures were released on Monday, Hidden Figures ended up on top with $22.8 million, just ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with $22.06 million. This weekend, Hidden Figures managed to expand even further, repeating atop the box office for the second weekend in a row with $20.4 million, in a weekend where two more expanding movies didn't even crack the top 10.
This weekend, both the true story adaptation Hidden Figures and Rogue One went up against three new movies, Paramount's Monster Trucks, Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man and Open Road Films' Sleepless. There »
Disney has debuted its new Beauty and the Beast doll from the upcoming live-action adaptation of the animated classic. And fans are calling it tragic. We might have to agree. Personally, I don't think I've seen a doll this atrocious since John Goodman and Rick Moranis got the toy treatment for 1994's live-action The Flintstones. But at least those action figures looked like their human counterparts. This doll is being slammed because it doesn't look like Emma Watson, who stars as iconic fairy tale character Belle, but instead resembled, gasp, Justin Bieber. Just take a look at some of the Tweets below to see what has some fans all riled up.
Disney's new take on Beauty and the Beast is inarguably one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. And the Mouse House has started to heavily promote the fairy tale, which is roughly two months away, arriving in March just »
Idle Hands has revealed Lanard Toys’ upcoming Kong: Skull Island action figure line, which includes a whopping 18″ Kong along with various Skull Island monsters, soldiers and military vehicles; check out the official promotional images here…
See Also: New international trailer for Kong: Skull Island
Kong 18 inch Mega-Figure with Soldier With this Kong Island 46cm Kong Mega Figure, you get to decide how Kong became King! Take control of the mighty monster as he protects our world from the most powerful creatures on Skull Island. A 100-foot mountain of muscle, Kong stands tall in the face of danger. Get ready for battle with the new King of action!
Battle for Survival: Creature Contact Set- Pterodactylus with Boat and Figure
Creature alert! Join the Monarch expedition to Skull Island and prepare to discover the most deadly creatures on planet Earth with the Kong Skull Pterodactylus with Boat and Figure. On Skull Island, »
- Amie Cranswick
Patriots Day, 2016.
Directed by Peter Berg.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Christopher O’Shea, Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, Jimmy O. Yang, Jake Picking, and Melissa Benoist.
An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Boston sure does band together in the most touching and strangest of ways. Scene setup: A small army of special forces (along with Boston and Watertown Police Departments) are all posted up around an isolated neighborhood backyard boat which is believed to be the whereabouts of the second marathon bomber’s hiding location, and don’t forget, a middle-aged community woman also on a rooftop with a rifle pointed squarely at the target. It’s certainly an unexpected and equally hilarious sight to behold, »
- Robert Kojder
“Hidden Figures” is dominating Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” and a monster-budgeted family pic for its second win in a row at the North American box office with at least $24 million at 3,286 sites during the four-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend, early estimates showed Friday.
Fox’s historical drama, starring Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, is emerging as the clear leader. “Patriots Day” is eyeing about $18 million in its expansion to wide release, just ahead of “La La Land” and “Sing” which look in the $15 million to $17 million range.
Stx’s launch of horror film “The Bye Bye Man” will be a player as it’s outperforming expectations with forecasts in the $14 million to $16 million range. The fifth weekend of Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is also heading for the same territory and should finish the weekend with around $500 million in its first month. »
- Dave McNary
Chicago – In the context of history, and the way information is consumed these days, the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013 seems both like yesterday and a long time ago. Director Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day” is the first film account of that horrid week, and features Mark Wahlberg.
Wahlberg, along with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, are the unofficial show biz mayors of Boston, and inspired a wicked parody by Seth Meyers called “Boston Accents.” The subject matter of “Patriot Days” creates an immunity towards commentary on the Boston accents in the movie, but there are still a few moments that are reminders (seriously, download that sketch on YouTube). Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) is a yeoman director who tells a straightforward story, and succeeds in re-creating the events of that week without too much hyperbole. It was a frightening time for Boston and the country, but the results of »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Today, Peter Berg’s latest ripped-from-the-headlines thriller “Patriots Day” enters wide release today, January 13. The film follows the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent terrorist manhunt. It stars Mark Wahlberg (“Boogie Nights”), John Goodman (“Barton Fink”), J.K. Simmons (“Burn After Reading”), Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”), Michelle Monaghan (“True Detective”) and more. Ahead of the film, stream the film’s soundtrack featuring a moody, ominous score composed by duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Listen to it below, courtesy of Spotify.
This is Reznor and Ross’ fifth film score collaboration. They first collaborated on David Fincher’s 2010 film “The Social Network,” about the founding of Facebook and the subsequent lawsuits that arose in its aftermath. The two won the Oscar for Best Original Score that same year. They later scored the following two »
- Vikram Murthi
Lionsgate’s true-life thriller “Patriots Day” began its nationwide release with $560,000 from 2,200 theaters on Thursday night. To compare, Mark Wahlberg’s other recent American thriller, “Deepwater Horizon,” grossed $860,000 from 2,400 locations at Thursday previews. “Patriots Day” will expand its theater count to 3,120 on Friday, as it enters the weekend with a certified “Fresh” rating of 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. “Patriots Day” retells the manhunt for the bombers responsible for the attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan and Alex Wolff. The film is directed by Peter »
- Jeremy Fuster
The CBS Films-Lionsgate title has performed well in limited release with more than $900,000 at seven screens in three weeks. “Patriots Day,” which expands to 3,120 locations on Friday, is expected to take in about $18 million during the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
Open Road’s Jamie Foxx thriller “Sleepless” took in $410,000 in Thursday night previews while Stx’s horror film “The Bye Bye Man” grossed $400,000 in preview showings. Warner Bros. saw $325,000 in preview showings Thursday for Ben Aflleck’s action-thriller “Live by Night,” which is being expanded into wide release.
Film Review: ‘Patriots Day’
Fox’s “Hidden Figures” is expected to capture the top slot for the second consecutive weekend as it boosts its run by more than 800 screens. The historical drama, »
- Dave McNary
13 January 2017 7:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
On April 15, 2013, the tragic bombings during the Boston Marathon shook the country.
Patriots Day — which is expanding wide Friday around the U.S. — focuses on the events of the Boston Marathon bombings as well as the aftermath and pursuit of the culprits. While star Mark Wahlberg, a Boston native, plays a role that's a composite of three police officers involved in the incident, many of the other actors, from J.K. Simmons to Kevin Bacon to John Goodman, portray real-life heroes, survivors and villains.
Below, read more about the real-life inspirations and how the actors who portrayed »
- Lexy Perez,Kara Haar
It has been widely accepted that Hollywood star and actor Ben Affleck is surprisingly a really good director. So much so that we'd say he's even better behind the camera than in front of it, though he does tend to take roles in the films that he helms.
This week, Affleck directs and stars in a new film called Live By Night. Adapted from the Dennis Lehane novel (the author also wrote the books behind Shutter Island and another Affleck project, Gone Baby Gone), Live By Night is a crime story that takes place during the Prohibition Era.
With Affleck directing, we have good expectations for Live By Night, and it has got us thinking about his past directorial work. While we patiently wait for Affleck to direct the next Batman film, a »
- Adriana Floridia
By: Carson Blackwelder
The best actress Oscar race might seem like a showdown between La La Land’s Emma Stone and Jackie’s Natalie Portman, but Elle’s Isabelle Huppert is proving to be quite the upset. Should Huppert actually snag an Oscar nomination this year, shockingly it would be a first for the French thespian. If Huppert has flown under the Academy’s radar, who else out there is considered the best of the best and hasn’t had a chance to win Hollywood’s biggest award?
Our latest indication of Huppert’s surprise domination this awards season was at the Golden Globes when the 63-year-old won for best actress in a drama and bested Portman — Stone was nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy. Further catapulting Huppert in the best actress Oscar standings was Elle being named best foreign-language film, »
- Carson Blackwelder
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
Kong: Skull Island is set for release on March 10th, 2017 with Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing a cast that includes Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise), Brie Larson (Room), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), John C. Reilly (The Lobster), Thomas Mann (Me and Girl and the Dying Girl), Corey Hawkins (The Walking Dead), Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Samuel L. Jackson »
- Amie Cranswick
Author: Jon Lyus
We miss the enthusiastic voiceover so common with today’s modern trailers. So many films attempt to charm audiences into the cinemas, or offer a knowing tone intent on creating a sense of artificial excitement. Then you have this new trailer for Warner Bros.’ Kong: Skull Island. It is the very model of vocal enthusiasm, giving us a far less chummy trailer we saw initially. Kong Skull Island looks really, really dangerous.
Warner Bros. and Legendary are building a new cinematic universe with a showdown between this new iteration of King Kong and Godzilla in our future. Rebooted in 2014 by Rogue One director Gareth Edwards Godzilla will next be seen in King of Monsters , which will be directed by Trick R Treat’s Michael Dougherty.
The naming of these two films is no coincidence; both fighting to be the real king of the monsters it seems we »
- Jon Lyus
In the short teaser, the Rogue One heroine is rehearsing the opening line of her monologue on the Studio 8H stage when she asks the audience -- made up entirely of Stormtroopers -- if they think she's ready, and she's met with a resounding shrug of indifference.
"Thank guys, you're a real bunch of troopers," the English thespian jokes to a chorus of groans and boos at the cheesy pun.
It was a fun promo -- and one that hints at the possibility of the upcoming show containing at least a few Star Wars sketches.
Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and John Goodman are reuniting for Captive State, an original science-fiction story the director wrote with his wife, Erica Beeney. Up until now, the story was under wraps, but details have now come out about the film, previously described as “very grounded and relatable to our world.” The story involves Chicago, extraterrestrials, […]
- Jack Giroux
Though at least one of these guys was glimpsed very briefly in the trailer (most likely the 2-legged "Dino Monster"), thanks to Idle Hands we have a look at some of the other creatures Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and co. are going to have to contend with when they journey to the perilous home of the great ape in Kong: Skull island. As you can see, there will also be a giant spider (isn't there always?), and a flying "Pterodactylus." Plus, there's an awesome 18" mega-figure of the King himself. No specific release date for the toys has been set, but they're expected to hit shelves at some point next month. Starring Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, and Toby Kebbell, Kong: Skull Island is set to be released on March 10th, 2017. »
An extraterrestrial force and an authoritarian society are just some of the juicy sci-fi tenets to be found in the official synopsis for Captive State, Rupert Wyatt’s original thriller currently brewing in development.
Starring Ashton Sanders and 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s John Goodman, the futuristic romp takes place in a nondescript Chicago neighborhood that’s become home to a foreign invader. Wyatt dreamed up the idea late last year, and Captive State heralds the director’s first foray behind the lens for a feature film since his so-so crime drama The Gambler. That doesn’t necessarily mean Wyatt has been idly twiddling his thumbs, given he helmed the pilot episode for Amazon’s redo of The Exorcist.
Now, he’s primed to venture back into the realm of sci-fi for his latest creative endeavor. A 2018 release date is the target, and the official synopsis reads as so: “Captive State is »
- Michael Briers
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