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As expected, Marvel's box office blockbuster sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had no trouble taking care of business in its first two weeks at the box office. In its third frame this weekend, though, it was expected to be a close race between Guardians 2 and 20th Century Fox's Alien: Covenant, and this weekend's box office race most certainly delivered. It was in fact a very close race, with Alien: Covenant coming out on top with $36 million, with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 following close behind with $35 million. Since these movies are so close together, it's possible that they could swap spots on the charts when the actual numbers are released.
This opening weekend tally is far below the $51 million debut of 2012's Prometheus, with this Alien prequel, set 10 years after the events of Prometheus. The prequel Prometheus was see as quite the disappointment to many fans ,but Alien: Covenant »
Bong Joon ho’s “Okja” was booed at its Cannes Film Festival press screening on Friday after a technical issue caused the film to be projected in the wrong aspect ratio for several minutes at the start of the movie. Boos were also heard when the Netflix logo appeared on the screen prior to the glitch. The screening at the Lumière Auditorium proceeded normally after the issue was resolved.
“This incident was entirely the responsibility of the Festival’s technical service, which offers its apologies to the director, his teams, the producers and the audience at the showing,” Cannes said in a statement. Netflix was not immediately available for comment on Friday.
- Graham Winfrey
Oh Bong Joon Ho. You crazy, crazy man.
We all knew that Joon Ho's new movie was a creature feature but I'm pretty certain no one expected it to be about a giant pig. That's right. Okja is, for all intensive purposes, a giant swine.
Seo-Hyun Ahn stars as Mija, a young girl whose best friend is a massive animal she's named Okja. Her idyllic life is turned upside down when a multi-national company, the face of which is none other than Tilda Swinton, swoops in to take the animal - the first of what they hope is a new source of meat. Devastated and willing to do anything to rescue her best friend, Mija teams up with a ragtag group of animal rights activists, led by Paul Dano, to rescue her pet.
Netflix has spent the past few years becoming one of the most respected television “networks” around. They started with shows like House of Cards, but after producing dozens of original series, and raking in solid review after solid review for their shows, they’ve made it their next mission to do the same for film. But can they actually succeed at becoming a reputable TV And film studio?
Later this year, we’ll be getting the Brad Pitt film War Machine, but don’t think their commitment ends there. On the more magical side of things, they have a film called Okja. This flick is co-written and directed by Bong Joon Ho, the man behind such films as The Host (no, not the one based on the Stephanie Meyer book) and Snowpiercer, the latter of which starred Chris Evans.
If you’ve been following his career as avidly as we have, »
- Joseph Medina
"You should know the situation is not good." This looks like it's going to be amazing. Netflix has revealed a full-length trailer for new film from Bong Joon-ho, titled Okja, just one day before the world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. I'm a huge fan of Bong Joon-ho, and this looks even better than I imagined. Tilda Swinton is back (from Snowpiercer) in the cast, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Giancarlo Esposito, Devon Bostick, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, and Choi Woo-shik. The main girl, named Mija, is played by Ahn Seo-hyun. This trailer shows a lot and sets up the complete story about a corporation kidnapping her animal friend, with tons of footage of the giant pig creature thing, and much more. I can't wait to see this! We'll have a review up tomorrow. Check this out. Here's the first full-length trailer (+ poster) for Bong Joon-ho's Okja, »
- Alex Billington
Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Paul Dano, and Ahn Seo-hyun star in the monster film, which appears to marry the concerns of corporate greed (care of Swinton’s character) and charming inter-species friendship (the eponymous beast and Ahn) into one glorious mash-up of humor and terror as only Bong could create.
Co-written by Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”), “Okja” tells the story of Mija, a young girl who lives in the deep woods of the Gangwon Province of South Korea. Mija will do everything in her power to prevent a powerful company (led by Swinton, naturally) from taking her best friend, »
- Kate Erbland
It may not win the Palme d’Or if the jury president has his way, but that doesn’t lessen our anticipation for Bong Joon-hoo‘s Snowpiercer follow-up Okja. Starring Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Devon Bostick, Byun Hee-bong, and Shirley Henderson, the Netflix-produced and distributed feature tracks the struggle to stop a multinational corporation from kidnapping the titular monster. The first full trailer has now arrived which shows off much more of the adventure.
“At first, Darius Khondji, my cinematographer, and I wanted to shoot Okja on 35mm, but Netflix insisted that all Netflix originals be shot and archived in 4K,” Bong tells Variety, discussing the approach to cinematography. “Khondji then figured that we would use Alexa 65, which equates to a 70mm film in digital format. It makes a great cinematic vibe.”
Check out the new trailer and poster below.
For 10 idyllic years, »
- Jordan Raup
Marvel's blockbuster sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2 had no trouble destroying its box office competition last weekend with $65.2 million, up slightly over the Sunday estimate of $63 million, and posting a 55.5% decrease from last weekend's $145 million debut. The sequel wasn't given any real competition by the underperforming Snatched ($19.5 million) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ($15.3 million), but this weekend, it faces its toughest challenge yet, with 20th Century Fox's Alien: Covenant, along with the studio's family-friendly sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Warner Bros.' Everything, Everything. We're predicting that the R-rated Alien: Covenant should have no trouble taking the top spot this weekend, with an estimated $39.6 million.
This figure does come in far below the $51 million debut of 2012's Prometheus, but there are a number of factors as to why it may come in below its predecessor. Prometheus was seen as quite the disappointment »
Until the dread day when CGI replaces actors outright, there will be dilemmas like the one that faced makers of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” features: After three films adapted from Jeff Kinney’s hugely popular books, the juvenile thespians aged out of their roles. There’s been some fan grumbling about their unfortunate if inevitable replacement in “The Long Haul,” which reboots the series after a five-year layoff. But the entirely new cast steps in seamlessly — in some instances they might actually be improved models — and returning producer-director David Bowers, this time sharing screenplay credit with Kinney himself, delivers an amiable, fast-paced entry that should win over fans.
The ninth volume so far (No. 12 is due this fall), “Long Haul” isn’t necessarily among the best, but it provides the Heffley family with various changes of scenery that sufficiently differentiate this latest screen installment from its predecessors. The »
- Dennis Harvey
15 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
After a five-year break, the Heffley family is back in action — although with a completely different cast playing them — in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the fourth feature taken from Jeff Kinney’s highly relatable series of cartoon novels chronicling the life of a hapless middle schooler.
The hiatus after 2012’s Dog Days effectively aged out original lead Zachary Gordon (now 19), as well as his big brother/tormentor played by Devon Bostick (now 25), and while they were cleaning house, the producers also sent original parents Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris packing. They're now played by »
- Michael Rechtshaffen
One familiar face will be missing on the next season of The 100. According to TVLine, Isaiah Washington will not be returning as a series regular for season five of The CW series The 100.Washington plays Thelonious Jaha on the dystopian drama, which follows a group of young people who are sent back to Earth nearly 100 years after a nuclear Armageddon destroyed civilization. The cast also includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon, Zach McGowan, and Henry Ian Cusick.Read More… »
(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not watched Wednesdays’ episode of “The 100,” titled “The Other Side.”) After a season-long battle with depression and suicidal tendencies, one of the original delinquents to fall from the sky as part of “The 100” finally died. Jasper (Devon Bostick) succumbed to self-induced poisoning in the arms of his best friend Monty (Christopher Larkin), who told him he loved him just in time, one last time. “Thank you @devbostick for your wonderful portrayal of Jasper. You will be missed!” the show’s official Twitter tweeted during the episode, confirming his fate. »
- Linda Ge
Vulture WatchHow do you fight nuclear fire? Has The 100 TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on The CW? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The 100 season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on The CW television network, The 100 follows a group of young people who are sent back to Earth nearly 100 years after a nuclear Armageddon destroyed civilization. The cast includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon, Zach McGowan, Isaiah Washington and Henry Ian Cusick.Read More… »
“Pigs deserve happy dreams, just like the rest of us.” That’s the message imparted by Lucy Mirando, aka Tilda Swinton, in a new viral video for Bong Joon-ho’s Okja. The highly-anticipated new film from the Snowpiercer director will drop on Netflix in June, featuring a cast that includes, in addition to Swinton, Ahn Seo-hyun, Jake Gyllenhaal, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Devon Bostick, Byun Hee-bong, and Shirley Henderson. Ahn Seo-hyun plays Mija, a young girl from South Korea who has devoted her life to caring for a giant animal named Okja. Unfortunately, the multi-national Mirando Corporation, lead by Swinton’s Lucy Mirando, wants to sweep in and steal Okja for their own nefarious purposes.
In this delightfully bizarre, falsely chipper viral ad, Swinton’s pink-haired Lucy Mirando describes with wide-eyed glee the various products and activities her company is engaged in, from organic harvesting and »
- The Film Stage
Next up is The 100 Season 4 starring Eliza Taylor (The November Man), Paige Turco (Person of Interest), Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Christopher Larkin, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon (Bates Motel), and Zach McGowan (Black Sails),with Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Henry Ian Cusick.
I can now confirm The 100 Season 4 Blu-ray and DVD is set for release on July 18th. Note that the Blu-ray edition is exclusive to online retailers such as Amazon.com.
In addition to all 13 Season 4 episodes, the upcoming new The 100 box set will also include these extras:
The 100: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
From Outcasts to Leaders
Creating A Post-Apocalyptic World
Jasper’s Journey »
The 100: Dnr Trailer The TV show trailer for The CW’s The 100: ‘Dnr,’ feature stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morely, Marie Avgeropoulos, Henry Ian Cusick, Paige Turco, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Devon Bostick, Richard Harmon, Jarod Joseph, Chelsey Reist, and Isaiah Washington. Guest stars include Adina Porter, Tasya Teles, Sachin Sahel, Ben Sullivan, Alyson Bath, Melinda Michael, Alex Pangburn, Cole Vigue, Jessica Harmon, and Zach […] »
- Sam Joseph
We have something very serious to discuss this week.
With the recasting for the 4th Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie: The Long Haul, the comedic soul of the series (and emo dream boy), Roderick Heffley has been replaced by an actor who looks like Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka. And we know, like us, you won’t stand idle while this happens. Devon Bostick is Rodrick. He will always be Rodrick.
And if you have no idea what we’re talking about, you really need to get on your meme game — but we’ll explain the #NotMyRodrick movement to you anyway.
- Maddy and Anya Ernst
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Of all the many, many original features lining Netflix’s slate for 2017 – think War Machine or David Ayer’s fantastical Bright – there’s a vocal pocket of subscribers keeping a close eye on Okja, the all-star monster movie in the works from South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho.
Best known for helming Memories of Murder, The Host – another monster movie cut from a similar cloth as Okja – and 2013 cult hit Snowpiercer, Joon-ho has assembled quite the ensemble cast to bring his latest feature to life, and today we have three new images designed to shed light on the human side of Netflix’s upcoming creature feature. Given that Okja largely centers on the unusual bond between the titular animal and a young girl named Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun), it’s only fitting that the young up-and-comer is ushered into the spotlight here. Throughout the course of Joon-ho’s monster flick, »
- Michael Briers
20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul! Based on the record-breaking book series by Jeff Kinney, a family road trip goes hilariously off course, thanks to Greg's newest scheme to (finally!) become famous. Check out the latest trailer below and get ready for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul to hit theaters May 19th!
This new trailer starts off the exact same way as the first trailer, which arrived in earlier February. But Wimp fans, don't be so quick to turn away. There is a ton of new footage here and plenty of fresh jokes as a squad of seagulls attack the Heffley family en route to grandma's house.
Last year, 20th Century Fox gave fans a sneak peek at the new cast members who replace all of the stars from the first three Wimpy Kid movies. Jason Drucker »
While it's not yet up on the network press site, Deadline reports The 100 TV show has been renewed for season five on The CW. The sci-fi drama stars Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Isaiah Washington, and Henry Ian Cusick.According to the report, creator Jason Rothenberg is expected to continue on at The 100, as executive producer and showrunner. That said, he has the Searchers TV show pilot in development, also at The CW. Should it be ordered to series, it is likely they'll bring on a co-showrunner for The 100.Read More… »
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