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Captain Marvel will feature Ant-Man’s Quantum Realm

26 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers could be following in the footsteps of Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang by taking a trip to the Quantum Realm first introduced in 2015’s Ant-Man when Scott goes sub-atomic during the climactic battle with Yellowjacket.

“There are different ways that some of these ideas appear on-screen in a few years,” quantum physicist Dr. Spiros Michalakis – who worked with Marvel to help create the concept of the Quantum Realm – tells Inverse. “Not just for Ant-Man, but also for Captain Marvel and all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

It has already been revealed that Captain Marvel will revamp Carol Danvers’ origin story in order to avoid any Green Lantern comparisons, so could the Quantum Realm be the source of Carol’s powers, as opposed to acquiring her abilities from the Kree warrior Mar-Vell?

See Also: Brie Larson discusses her take on Captain Marvel

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Summer 2017 Film Preview

26 May 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Girls Trip

By Joseph Allen and Kelsey Moore

If the movies are any indication, then we are in for one hot yet refreshing summer. Some of the season’s biggest and action-filled flicks feature powerful, female-led narratives, and goodness, do they come out in full force. The much anticipated female-led “Wonder Woman” is the first to hit summer screens, and if that’s not giving the finger to the male-dominated blockbuster, we don’t know what is.

July also has its fair share of action with Charlize Theron’s “Atomic Blonde.” This spy thriller sends Theron’s character to Berlin during the Cold War in order to save one agent whilst exposing others.

In between superheroes and spies, however, there are plenty of festival darlings and lighthearted comedies to enjoy. Marti Noxon’s “To The Bone,” which premiered at Sundance, features Lily Collins as a young woman battling anorexia. The film is based on Noxon’s own experience with an eating disorder and truthfully tackles the fine line between self-acceptance and despair. Gillian Robespierre’s “Landline” reunites Robespierre with “Obvious Child’s” Elisabeth Holm and Jenny Slate. It tackles the messiness of family, growing up, and adultery.

Girls Trip,” on the other hand, is the perfect comedy to help beat the summer heat. Featuring the talents of Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish, this ensemble film follows four friends as they rekindle both their friendships and sense of adventure during a girl’s weekend to New Orleans.

August brings a slew of socially conscious titles, including several directed by women. Kathryn Bigelow’s highly anticipated follow-up to “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Detroit,” tells the story of the 1967 Detroit riots, and speaks to our present moment, one where it feels like little has changed in the 50 years since.

“Whose Streets?,” a documentary about the Ferguson protests, speaks to “Detroit’s” continued relevance as a story of racial animus. Co-director Sabaah Folayan gives us an inside look at the protests, and takes the temperature of a community still filled with righteous anger.

Sundance breakout “Step,” directed by Amanda Lipitz, also debuts in August. The documentary chronicles the hardships of a Baltimore school’s step team during their senior year, and explains how important the team has become for the girls on it.

Here are just some of many women-centric, women-directed, and women-written films releasing this summer. Be sure to keep up with Women and Hollywood for exhaustive monthly previews!

All descriptions are from press materials unless otherwise noted.

June 2

Wonder Woman” — Directed by Patty Jenkins

Wonder Woman

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Did you know? Gal Gadot has been very adamant about the film’s feminist framework, stressing that Diana is “free of internalized sexism and any knowledge whatsoever of socialized gender roles.”

June 9

“Beatriz at Dinner”

“Beatriz at Dinner”

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Southern California. Don Strutt (John Lithgow) is a real estate developer whose cutthroat tactics have made him a self-made, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two polar opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

Did you know? “Beatriz at Dinner” opens this year’s Sundance Film Festival London, and certainly feels like a timely release. In fact, John Lithgow’s character reminds us of a certain real-world real estate developer who is currently inhabiting the Oval Office.

June 16

Maudie” — Directed by Aisling Walsh; Written by Sherry White

Maudie

Maudie,” based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippling arthritis, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, they become a couple. “Maudie” charts a woman seeking her personal freedom, her unending fight to sustain it, and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

Did you know? Maud Lewis was a Canadian folk artist who possessed no formal training. “Maudie” — which is currently playing in Canada — has ignited a renewed interest in her work. In fact, a painting recently found in a thrift shop just sold for $45,000, approximately three times its appraised value.

Rough Night” — Co-Written and Directed by Lucia Aniello

Rough Night

In this edgy R-rated comedy, five best friends from college (played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz) reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they’re ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.

Did you know? Some would call this a gender-reversed redo of the late ‘90s film “Very Bad Things,” starring Christian Slater. But, let’s be honest: with this ensemble of A-listers and comedic geniuses — we’re looking at you, Kate McKinnon and Ilana Glazer — Aniello’s film is sure to bring a lot more laughs and intrigue.

June 23

The Beguiled” — Written and Directed by Sofia Coppola (Limited Release; Opens in Wider Release June 30)

The Beguiled

The Beguiled” is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered women (Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Emma Howard, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, and Addison Riecke) take in an injured enemy soldier (Colin Farrell). As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Did you know? Director Sofia Coppola does not consider this a remake of the 1971 film. Instead, she wanted to “tell the same story, but flip it to the women characters’ point of view” as they were the ones “cut off during that time, left behind during the war.”

July 14

To the Bone” — Written and Directed by Marti Noxon (Also Available on Netflix)

To The Bone

Ellen (Lily Collins) is an unruly, anorexic 20-year-old who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor (Keanu Reeves). Surprised by the unusual rules — and charmed by her fellow patients — Ellen has to discover for herself how to confront her addiction and attempt self-acceptance, in order to stand a chance against her demons. (Sundance Film Institute)

Did you know? This is a deeply personal project for Noxon. As she discussed with Women and Hollywood, she, too, battled anorexia and bulimia for over 10 years. By exploring this experience in her film, Noxon aims to show just how real these diseases are and how far they are from “an issue of vanity.”

Lady Macbeth” — Written by Alice Birch (Opens in NY and La)

Lady Macbeth

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age (Paul Hilton), and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker (Cosmo Jarvis) on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Did you know? Though she made a memorable impression in Carol Morley’s “The Falling” and TV crime thriller “Marcella,” this marks the first major leading role for Florence Pugh, who is receiving fantastic reviews for her performance.

July 21

Girls Trip” — Co-Written by Tracy Oliver, Karen Mccullah, and Erica Rivinoja

When four lifelong friends (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish) travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Did you know? Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith have not been onscreen together since 1996. Their first collaboration, “Set it Off” (also starring Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise), examines the personal and financial struggles of four women who decide to start robbing banks together.

Landline” — Directed by Gillian Robespierre; Written by Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm

Landline

The Manhattan of 1995: a land without cell phones, but abundant in CD listening stations, bar smoke, and family dysfunction. Enter the Jacobs. Eldest daughter Dana’s (Jenny Slate) looming marriage to straight-laced Ben (Jay Duplass) prompts a willful dive into her wild side, while her younger sister, Ali (Abby Quinn), is still in high school but leads a covert life of sex, drugs, and clubbing. After discovering love letters penned by their father (John Turturro), the sisters try to expose his apparent affair while keeping it from their all-too-composed mother (Edie Falco). (Sundance Film Institute)

Did you know? Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm previously collaborated on critically acclaimed “Obvious Child,” which also stars Jenny Slate. As Ropespierre told Women and Hollywood, her new film explores the “female perspective of monogamy across multiple generations.”

July 28

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality, and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Did you know? Charlize Theron fought for her character’s no-strings-attached, one-night stand with a female agent. After all, as Theron herself rhetorically asks, “Why is it that James Bond can sleep with every girl in every movie” and nobody questions his lack of emotional investment?

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (Documentary) — Co-Directed by Bonni Cohen

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Did you know? During an interview with Women and Hollywood, Cohen explained that she wanted audiences to leave the film feeling “empowered — like change is possible and in their hands.” This thirst for change continues throughout her personal work; she is a co-founder of the Catapult Film Fund, which provides development funding and informal mentorship to documentarians.

“From the Land of the Moon” — Co-Written and Directed by Nicole Garcia

“From the Land of the Moon”

In 1950s France, Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man (Louis Garrel) when she is sent away to the Alps to treat an illness. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.

Did you know? “From the Land of the Moon” was one of only three female-directed films that played in competition at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Garcia’s work was in good company, as Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey” and Maren Ade’s “Toni Erdmann” also graced the screen. Think this year’s Cannes is any better? Check out Women and Hollywood’s infographic and festival thoughts.

August 4

Step” (Documentary) — Directed by Amanda Lipitz

Step

Baltimore is a city that is fighting to save its youth. This documentary chronicles the trials and triumphs of the Senior girls on the high school’s Step Team as they prepare to be the first in their families to go to college — and the first graduating class of The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. “Step” is more than just a hobby for these girls, it is the outlet that keeps them united and fighting for their goals.

Did you know? “Step” was awarded the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at Sundance 2017 and was picked up at the festival by Fox Searchlight for $4 million.

Detroit” — Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Detroit

In the summer of 1967, a handful of rioters took over the city of Detroit following a police raid on an unlicensed bar. Army paratroopers, National Guardsmen, and state and local police were called on to help put a stop to the rioting, which lasted for five days. What sparked the riots was the racism and discrimination of the police force that was felt within the city by the African American population.

Did you know? This is the third collaboration between Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, who also worked together on “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker.” Both Bigelow and Boal won Oscars for the latter.

August 11

Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) is an unstable young woman with a checkered past of obsessive behavior. She secretly moves to Los Angeles to get close to Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) — an Instagram “lifestyle guru” with a fabulous artist boyfriend, a camera-ready terrier, and an array of new products and brands to promote to her followers. After Ingrid adopts a Taylor-made identity for herself, her machinations to prove she’s Bff material for her Insta idol are underway — that is, until she meets Taylor’s obnoxious brother Nicky (Billy Magnussen), who threatens to tear down her façade. (Sundance Film Festival)

Did you know? “Ingrid Goes West” won the Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance 2017, and was picked up by distributor Neon.

The Glass Castle” — Co-Written by Marti Noxon

The Glass Castle

Based on one of the longest-running New York Times bestsellers, “The Glass Castle” tells the story of Jeannette Walls’ (Brie Larson) unconventional upbringing at the hands of her deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant parents (Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson), and her journey towards acceptance and fulfillment.

Did you know? The film is based on a true story, and Jennifer Lawrence was originally set to star. Brie Larson eventually replaced her.

“Whose Streets?” (Documentary) — Co-Directed by Sabaah Folayan

“Whose Streets?”

The activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice bring you “Whose Streets?” — a documentary about the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and then left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis County. Grief, long-standing tension, and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. In the days that follow, artists, musicians, teachers, and parents turn into freedom fighters, standing on the front lines to demand justice. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson, a small suburb of St. Louis, with military grade weaponry, these young community members become torchbearers of a new wave of resistance.

Did you know? As Sabaah Folayan told Women and Hollywood, “Whose Streets?” exists to “honor those who put their lives and livelihoods on the line to fight for our constitutional rights.”

August 18

“Patti Cake$”

“Patti Cake$”

In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper (Danielle Macdonald) finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in “Patti Cake$,” the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, “Patti Cake$” chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy, and some unforgettable beats.

Did you know? The film has been compared to “8 Mile” and “Hustle & Flow,” but it’s a departure from these films because its central figure is a woman. “Patti Cake$” examines the barriers women face in entering the world of hip hop. At the same time, it questions whether its central figure is appropriating black culture.

August 25

“The Unknown Girl”

“The Unknown Girl”

Dr. Jenny Davin (Adèle Haenel) runs a busy bare-bones medical clinic on the outskirts of Liege. Late one night, hours past closing time, Jenny ignores a buzz at the clinic’s door. The next morning she learns that this buzz came from a young woman in need of help, and that this unidentified caller is now dead. Weighed down by guilt and the thought of an unknown girl in an unmarked grave, Jenny applies her methodical, diagnostic mind to the case, making it her mission to find out who this woman was, and who, or what, was responsible for her death. (Toronto International Film Festival)

Did you know? The film’s directors, the Dardenne brothers, initially wanted to cast Marion Cottilard in the role, but ended up casting her in the Oscar-nominated “Two Days, One Night” instead.

Summer 2017 Film Preview was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Kong: Skull Island Blu-ray special features revealed

25 May 2017 11:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kong: Skull Island is set for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD release on July 18th with a Digital HD release shortly before on June 20th, and along with the announcement Warner Bros. has also revealed what special features will be included.

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The special features include:

Director’s Commentary Creating a King: Realizing an Icon Creating a King: Summoning a God Monarch Files 2.0 Tom Hiddleston: The Intrepid Traveler Through the Lens: Brie Larson’s Photography On Location: Vietnam Deleted Scenes

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 »

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Captain Marvel Is Taking a Trip Into the Quantum Realm

25 May 2017 11:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Captain Marvel, the upcoming Marvel movie starring Brie Larson, is about to get a tie into Marvel's Ant-Man. It has been relatively quiet on the Captain Marvel news front lately. We are not sure what the major plot points are going to be and we definitively don't know how Carol Danvers will obtain her superpowers in the movie, which is understandable because the movie is still a year half from being officially released. But we do know that production is expected to start sometime in February of 2018 and that it will be an origin story that differs from the original comics. We now also know that Captain Marvel will be linked to Ant-Man through the Quantum Realm.

Dr. Spiros Michalakis is a quantum physicist at the California Institute of Technology and he recently sat down for an interview with Inverse to discuss his role in working with Marvel Comics as a consult on Ant-Man. »

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Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct Marvel’s “Silver Sable and Black Cat”

25 May 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Gina Prince-Bythewood: BFI/YouTube

Gina Prince-Bythewood is getting a superhero movie. Variety reports that the “Secret Life of Bees” writer-director has signed to to helm “Silver Sable and Black Cat.” She’ll also rewrite the script of the Marvel project, set to be produced by Amy Pascal (“Ghostbusters”) and Matt Tolmach (“The Amazing Spider-Man”).

“In the comic books, Silver Sable is a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals. Black Cat is burglar named Felicia Hardy, who briefly appeared in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ played by Felicity Jones,” Variety summarizes. “While both characters exist in Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ universe, Prince-Bythewood’s film will not be a crossover with the web-slinger.”

While the genre is still overwhelmingly dominated by men, it’s great to hear word of another big-budget female-centric comic book adaptation with a woman behind the camera. Patty Jenkins’ long-awaited “Wonder Woman” opens next week, and “Captain Marvel,” toplined by Brie Larson and co-directed by Anna Boden, is scheduled for release March 8, 2019.

Fortunately we won’t have to wait very long for “Silver Sable and Black Cat.” No word on casting just yet.

Prince-Bythewood co-created the Fox police drama “Shots Fired,” which just aired its final ep yesterday. Her other credits include 2014’s “Beyond the Lights” and 2000’s “Love & Basketball.”

With this project, Prince-Bythewood is likely to become the second woman of color to helm a film with a budget over $100 million. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay made herstory as the first with Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” set to bow March 9, 2018. The only live-action women-directed film that’s been released with a budget in this range — so far — is Kathryn Bigelow’s “K-19: The Widowmaker,” which opened in 2002. Upcoming films helmed by women with budgets in the $100 million-plus range are of course “Wonder Woman” and “Captain Marvel” as well as Niki Caro’s “Mulan.”

We don’t have confirmation that “Silver Sable and Black Cat” will have a budget over $100 million, but given the budgets of past super hero movies, we’d be surprised if it didn’t.

So, chances are, in the near future will see the release of two $100 million-plus studio films helmed by women of color, “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Silver Sable and Black Cat.” This is huge news.

DuVernay has described Hollywood as “a patriarchy, headed by men and built for men. To pretend like Hollywood is anything other than that is disingenuous,” she observed. “#OscarsSoWhite is trendy, but for women filmmakers and filmmakers of color, it’s not a trend. This is our reality, and it’s important that we do something to change it. We have to find new ways to work without permission, new ways to turn corners and go through doors that are closed off to us to create our own audiences and our own material independently.”

Hollywood is in serious need of a makeover, and trailblazers like DuVernay and Prince-Bythewood are paving the way.

Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct Marvel’s “Silver Sable and Black Cat” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Captain Marvel Will Return To Ant-Man’s Quantum Realm

25 May 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded its reach in recent years. Most notably, Doctor Strange explored the different dimensions and planes of existence that are out there. Ant-Man kicked it all off, though, as it introduced the Quantum Realm. Known as the Microverse in the comics, the Quantum Realm is the sub-atomic dimension that Scott Lang visits when he shrinks down to a dangerous level. It’s also where Janet Van Dyme, the original Wasp, is trapped. Given that, the dimension is thought to return in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

While we’re still waiting for confirmation on that, it’s now been revealed that the Quantum Realm will reappear in another upcoming McU movie. Namely, Captain Marvel. The news comes from quantum physicist Dr. Spiros Michalakis, who’s worked with Marvel Studios in an advisory capacity. In an interview with Inverse, Michalakis hinted that the exploration of the Quantum »

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Hail to the King: 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Details & Cover Art for Kong: Skull Island

24 May 2017 6:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As lethal as it is beautiful, Skull Island would make for a gorgeous summer vacation spot if it weren't crawling with colossal creatures that don't exactly want to roll out the welcome mat to tourists. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring the perilous slice of paradise home this summer with their release of Kong: Skull Island on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms.

Kong: Skull Island will first be available on digital platforms beginning June 20th, followed by a July 18th release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD. The special features include a commentary with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, "Monarch Files 2.0," "Through the Lens: Brie Larson's Photography," and more.

Below, you can read the full lists of special features and the official release details from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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Kong: Skull Island Blu-Ray Trailer and DVD Details Unveiled

24 May 2017 5:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

See the origins of one of the most powerful monster myths of all when Kong: Skull Island arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD July 18th, and on Digital HD June 20. This compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Warner Bros. has released a brief Blu-ray trailer, along with new artwork.

Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World), Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, The Color Purple, 1994, Pulp Fiction), John Goodman (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Argo), Oscar winner Brie Larson (Best Actress, Room, 2015) and Oscar nominee John C. Reilly (Best Supporting Actor, Chicago, 2003). Vogt-Roberts directed the film from »

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Surprisingly Good Kong: Skull Island Journeys Home July 18

24 May 2017 4:52 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA, May 24, 2017 – See the origins of one of the most powerful monster myths of all when Kong: Skull Island arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. This compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful.

Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World), Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, The Color Purple, 1994, Pulp Fiction,), John Goodman (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Argo), Oscar winner Brie Larson (Best Actress, Room, 2015) and Oscar nominee John C. Reilly (Best Supporting Actor, Chicago,  2003).

Vogt-Roberts directed the film from a story by John Gatins and Dan Gilroy and a screenplay by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein. »

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Bring the King Home When Kong: Skull Island Arrives on Blu-Ray in July

24 May 2017 4:40 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

King Kong made his triumphant return to the big screen earier this year, and you'll be able to bring the adventure home in just a couple months.  Warner Bros. announced the Kong: Skull Island blu-ray release date today, along with details on the special features.  Come inside to learn more! 

If you've been eager to add to your monster movie collection at home, especially a really good one, you'll be happy to hear WB has announced the details for Kong: Skull Island on blu-ray.  The blu-ray/DVD/4K version of the film will launch on July 18, 2017, but if you simply can't wait (that would be me), you can watch it on June 20th via digital download.

See the origins of one of the most powerful monster myths of all when “Kong: Skull Island” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, »

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ 4K Uhd Blu-ray, 3D and More Release Dates Announced

24 May 2017 12:21 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

King Kong returns to the big screen in director Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Kong: Skull Island, the mammoth monster flick coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with Dolby Atmos audio, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and Digital HD this summer.

Kong: Skull Island is slated to hit Digital HD first on June 20th. That is a month ahead of the Kong: Skull Island 4K, 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release date of July 18th.

Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson and  John C. Reilly star in what is the second film of a much larger monster universe. Kong's next big-screen appearance will pit him against the same Godzilla that recently graced the big screen.

The Kong: Skull Island bonus features across all formats are as follows:

Director’s Commentary

Creating a King: Realizing an Icon

Creating a King: Summoning a God

Monarch Files 2.0

Tom Hiddleston: The Intrepid Traveler

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The Glass Castle Preview Features Strong Perfomances By Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson And Naomi Watts

24 May 2017 6:46 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Opening in theaters on August 11 is The Glass Castle, based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls. Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, Sarah Snook, and Robin Bartlett, watch the new trailer now.

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

The screenplay by Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham and is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.

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Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘The Little Stranger’ Acquired by Focus Features

23 May 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights, excluding the U.K., France and Switzerland, to Lenny Abrahamson’s “The Little Stranger,” chairman Peter Kujawski announced Tuesday. The film is a ghost story, which will begin production in the U.K. this summer and is set for a release in 2018. Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter are set to star. It marks filmmaker’s follow-up to “Room,” which was nominated for best picture and director, and won Brie Larson her best actress Oscar. Lucinda Coxon, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Focus’ “The Danish Girl,” has adapted “The Little Stranger” from Sarah. »

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Infinity War Will Introduce a Crowd-Pleasing New Character

22 May 2017 5:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Stan Lee just has a way of getting Marvel fans excited, even after all of these years. Well into his 90s, the godfather of Marvel Comics is still regularly appearing at conventions to chat with fans and help stir up excitement for future projects, like Avengers: Infinity War. During a recent event in Iowa, he suggested that a new, major character will be appearing in the upcoming Avengers movie. So, now the question becomes, who is it?

Before we dig in and speculate a bit, the report comes from Gamezone, who sat in on the recent Q&A that Stan Lee participated in. At one point, the subject of Avengers: Infinity War came up and he talked about a new character that will be showing up in the movie, which he thinks will really please fans. Here's what Gamezone had to say about it.

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Jordan Peele’s New Social Thriller Set for 2019 by Universal

22 May 2017 2:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After signing Jordan Peele to a first-look deal following the success of his directorial debut, “Get Out,” Universal has dated his next film for March 15, 2019.

Currently untitled, the movie’s plot details are being kept under wraps. Peele will write, direct, and produce the social thriller based on his original idea.

The pic will face stiff competition from Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel,” which opens the week before, and Millie Bobby Brown’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” which launches the following week.

Get Out” opened at the top of the domestic box office in February, and the thriller has since become both a commercial and critical success, grossing almost $230 million worldwide. Under his new deal, Peele will also produce a wide range of movies for the studio through his Monkeypaw Productions, including several micro-budget projects with Jason Blum, »

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“The Glass Castle” Trailer suggests an acting showcase

22 May 2017 12:41 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For many, Brie Larson first came onto their radars in Destin Daniel Cretton’s film Short Term 12. Later on this year, Larson will re-team with Cretton for The Glass Castle, which dropped a Trailer last week. You’ll obviously get to see the Trailer at the end of this post, but we’re not quite there yet. First up, we’ll set the stage for the flick. It’s actually only about three months from hitting screens, so it’s hardly some late winter release. If it hits with strong reviews, it could have a head start on all of the festival entries. I’m sure that’s not an accident either. Short Term 12 may have been too small, but Room has Larson a force to be reckoned with. She can help get this one over the hump, no doubt about that. The film is an adaptation of the memoir by Jeannette Walls. »

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Check out the latest trailer for ‘The Glass Castle’

22 May 2017 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The movie that’s been in ‘talks’ for over five years finally sees a release date and a trailer for audiences to laud over. The Glass Castle first created hubbub in 2012 after Jennifer Lawrence’s name was attached to produce the film adaptation of Jeanette Walls’ novel.

With this being Lawrence’s first producing role, The Glass Castle is already seeing its popularity skyrocket after its trailer was released this weekend. The film, based off of Walls’ memoir of the same name, follows Walls’s dysfunctional upbringing, dealing with her abusive and alcoholic father and her aloof artist mother. Brie Larson stars as Jeannette Walls, with Naomi Watts playing her mother Rose Mary and Woody Harrelson playing her father Rex. Destin Daniel Cretton, who previously worked with Larson on Short Term 12, steps in as a writer and director for the film.

The trailer looks and grabs at one’s emotions almost immediately. »

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Check Out Brie Larson In This Emotional First Trailer For The Glass Castle

19 May 2017 3:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Brie Larson has come a long way since 2013’s indie critical smash Short Term 12, proceeding to snag a deserved Best Actress Oscar for Room and going toe to toe with the Kong himself in Kong: Skull IslandShort Term 12’s director on the other hand, Destin Daniel Cretton, hasn’t been quite so prolific, but now he’s reunited for Larson for his sophomore feature The Glass Castle, whose first trailer dropped yesterday.

Based on Jeanette Walls’ bestselling memoir, The Glass Castle guides us through her unique upbringing and adulthood. She grew up as a kind of modern nomad, being led around the American southwest by her father (an impressively hairy Woody Harrellson), never staying in one place for too long. For him, the thrill of living off the grid and remaining close to nature is paramount. At first, this nomadic style feels like heaven, with the father »

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Is Michael Rooker in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ or Not?

19 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The cast of Avengers: Infinity War will include nearly every major character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All of the Avengers will be there, obviously, and there are supposed to be some new ones as well, including Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. Joining them will be all the Guardians of the Galaxy. But what about the […]

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Trailer Watch: Brie Larson Reunites with Her Dysfunctional Family in “The Glass Castle”

19 May 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

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Try as she might, Brie Larson can’t bury her past in a new trailer for “The Glass Castle.” The Oscar-winning actress stars as Jeannette, a woman who’s tried to distance herself from the dysfunctional, nomadic family she grew up in. But when her parents move to New York to be closer to her, she’s forced to deal with her feelings about how she was raised — and who she’s become.

“You shouldn’t be ashamed of us just because we choose a different lifestyle than you,” Jeannette’s mother, Rose Mary (Naomi Watts), tells her. While Jeannette grew up in poverty and dodging bill collectors, the trailer suggests that she’s upper-middle class now. But according to her mom, Jeannette’s lost her “sense of adventure” in the meantime — and she does seem to be embarrassed by her parents, who are squatting in an abandoned building while in NY. She’s clearly trying to avoid introducing her husband (Max Greenfield, “New Girl”), who grew up wealthy and works in finance, to them.

From her dad’s (Woody Harrelson) perspective, Jeannette should be more worried about how she’s choosing to live life now than trying to erase her past. “You were born to change the world, not just join the norms,” he says.

The Glass Castle” is based on Jeannette Walls’ 2005 best-selling memoir. Set to hit theaters August 11, the film reunites Larson with her “Short Term 12” director Destin Daniel Cretton.

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