Based on the popular cult comic book franchise, Preacher tells the absurdly twisted tale of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a small-town preacher inhabited by an angel-demon spawn that gives him the power to make people do his bidding, Tulip (Ruth Negga), his volatile true love, and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), a 119-year-old Irish vampire.
In series two, after Jesse accidentally discovered that God is absent from Heaven, the three of them set out on a road trip to find Him, all while being hunted by the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish), an unstoppable, mythical killer from Hell.
Press Release: AMC's outrageous drama "Preacher" returns for 10 episodes on Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 Pm Et/Pt, Seth Rogen, executive producer, announced on Sunday’s “Talking Dead.” The network also released three first-look images from the new season. "Preacher," is a dramatic thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award® nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
“Blockers” follows in the tradition of Judd Apatow’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Trainwreck,” as an R-rated comedy that takes no prisoners. But in Hollywood, for the most part, these films are typically made by men. Cannon, a first-time director who produced “Pitch Perfect” and wrote for “30 Rock,” is shattering a glass ceiling by proving female directors can join that club. She spoke to Variety about the film, how it plays in the Time’s
The film, which premiered at SXSW to favorable reviews, stars Krasinski and Emily Blunt as parents trying to keep their children safe in a world where alien creatures can hunt you if you make a sound.
“A Quiet Place,” from Paramount, is crushing early forecasts, which had placed it in the $30 million range. It earned around $19 million on Friday, with an impressive $4.3 million from Thursday previews, and is sitting at a 97% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The thriller marks the first Paramount title to outperform expectations since Jim Gianopulos took over the studio a year ago and should be highly profitable, given the $17 million price tag. Andrew Form and Brad Fuller produced via Platinum Dunes.
In second place is the sophomore frame of
The Paramount title is blowing past estimates, which had been in the $30 million range, with several estimates placing “A Quiet Place” above $45 million. Paramount was adhering to the $35 million to $40 million range as of early Friday afternoon.
“A Quiet Place” opened with an impressive $4.3 million at 2,740 North American locations in Thursday night preview showings, while “Blockers” took in $1.5 million at 2,650 sites in previews.
The R-rated comedy “Blockers” is performing in line with expectations and should wind up the weekend with about $18 million. The second weekend of Warner Bros.’ “Ready Player One” will battle the raunchy comedy for second place.
“A Quiet Place,” starring real-life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, expanded Friday to 3,508 locations. The film, which launched last month at South by Southwest to rave reviews, currently boasts a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Thanks to Deadline, we’ve got the following character description for Butcher, which reads: “Mysterious, brutal and with a personal but secret agenda, Billy Butcher approaches Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie’s rage over his girlfriend Robin’s accidental death at the hands of superhero A-Train (Jesse T. Usher) and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the superhero franchise.”
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The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame and follows a group of vigilantes
Paramount Pictures’ “A Quiet Place,” starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, has been forecasted to debut with as much as $30 million from 3,508 locations. The film, which opened at South by Southwest to rave reviews, currently boasts a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“The Office” star Krasinski directed the story of an isolated family of four who must live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Universal’s “Blockers” is expected to pull in between $16 million and $20 million at 3,379 theaters. Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena play parents trying to stop their teen daughters’ pact to lose their virginity on prom night.
“Blockers” marks the directorial debut of Kay Cannon, who wrote the “Pitch Perfect” trilogy. It was produced by Evan Goldberg,
The Boys takes places in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, and centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as "the boys" who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
According to THR, Urban will take on the role of Billy Butcher, who is described as "mysterious and brutal with a personal but secret agenda. He approaches Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative.
Produced by the comedy mavens Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, among others, the story is basically framed within their style of keeping the humor flowing fast and furious. Some joke doesn’t land? They’ll be another one in a about a minute. It’s interesting in a pace like this frenzy that the film still seems overlong, but that really just has to do with the plot… parents wanting to deny their teenage daughters the opportunity to lose their virginity on prom night. It’s easy to guess the outcomes, which pretty much come to form within a bunch of clichés,
The Star Trek and Almost Human star has signed on to play the lead role in Amazon’s upcoming superhero drama The Boys, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But he’s not playing a superhero: Instead, Urban will play Billy Butcher, the enigmatic leader of a group of human vigilantes known as “The Boys” who aim to take down corrupt and fame-hungry superheroes… without the benefit of superpowers.
Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless) will pen the eight-episode series, which scored a straight-to-series order from Amazon in November.
Gary Whitta shared 4 images that have ships that will be instantly recognizable to fans of 1984's The Last Starfighter. Whitta even slyly mentions that some people will know what they're looking at, and a quick glance at the comments section of the original tweet proves this to be wildly true.
“Luckily for me in a way, it’s been very beneficial,” she said on the red carpet at the Regency Village in Los Angeles. “Hopefully, if the movie does well, it’ll shine a light to say women can direct all sorts of things.”
#Blockers director Kay Cannon on the timeliness of the film: "If the movie does well, it'll shine a light to say women can direct all sorts of things" pic.twitter.com/Cu6UWNq1T2
— Variety (@Variety) April 4, 2018
Cannon said she’s pleased to hear comparisons of “Blockers” to landmark raunchy teen comedies.
“This story was so under-served for women,” she said. “So now that we have one, it’s being compared to ‘Superbad’ and ‘American Pie,
Horror thriller “A Quiet Place” and R-rated comedy “Blockers” are expected to have solid openings this weekend, with the former likely to take the crown.
Paramount Pictures’ “A Quiet Place” — John Krasinski’s third directorial effort and first for a major studio — could launch to as much as $30 million, but other estimates are in the low $20 millions, at 3,200 locations. The film, which opened at South by Southwest to rave reviews, currently boasts a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“The Office” star Krasinski co-wrote the movie and stars alongside his real-life wife, Emily Blunt. The pic follows a family of four who must live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Another title hoping to translate SXSW enthusiasm into box office success is Universal’s “Blockers.
Leslie Mann stars as Lisa Decker, the divorced and doting single mother of Julie (Kathryn Newton). Unbeknown to Lisa, Julie and her two lifelong best friends, the athletic Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan), and shy Samantha (Gideon Adlon), have made a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. The girls' sexual intentions are discovered accidentally on their way to the dance.
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When three parents discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star in Blockers, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series).
The comedy is produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and James Weaver, under their Point Grey Pictures banner (Neighbors, This Is the End), alongside Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar series) and Dmg Entertainment’s Chris Fenton (47 Ronin).
Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joseph Drake (Don’t Breathe, Juno
“Game Over, Man!” is exactly the kind of movie you would expect to get made when a massive streaming company grows so desperate for content they’ll green-light the first half-baked idea a trio
This is the latest original film to be distributed by Netflix. The streaming giant first announced the project in 2016, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg among the producers. Marketing began in May 2017, with a 2018 release planned. Game Over, Man! was originally set for April 20, 2018 before getting moved up to March.
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