Animated ‘The Predator’ Poster Released

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20th Century Fox has released an animated, motion poster for director Shane Black’s upcoming 2018 film ‘The Predator’, and it’s electrifying. The animated poster shows lightning striking above the cityscape, with each flash of light taking the shape of huge Predator head.

Not much is known about what exactly this means, which makes the poster all the more intriguing. A couple of weeks ago a still version of the poster depicting a silhouette of the same image was spotted at Brand Licensing Expo in London, England.

Written by Black and Fred Dekker, the film stars Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Thomas Jane (1922), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Sterling K. Brown (This is Us), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), and Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner).

Earlier this year, Black confirmed on Twitter that his movie will not be a sanitized version, saying, “And, just to be clear… Spines bleed… a lot.

The upcoming film action horror sci-fi is the fourth film in the Predator series. The original, directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard) and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger was released in 1987 and became that year’s second biggest hit (next only to Beverly Hills Cop II). The film has since been considered one of the greatest action films by genre fans and appeared in “best of” lists in many trade publications.

Director Shane Black himself appeared in the film as radio operator Rick Hawkins who was later ambushed by the extraterrestrial creature.

‘The Predator’ is set for release next year, Aug. 3, 2018.

‘I, Tonya’ Teaser Shows Margot Robbie As Disgraced Skater Tonya Harding

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The first teaser for the biopic “I, Tonya” has been release, giving audiences their first look at Margo Robbie playing disgraced two-time Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding.

America, they want someone to love, but they want someone to hate,” says Margot’s character. “And the haters always say ‘Tonya, tell the truth.’ There’s no such thing as truth. I mean it’s bullshit.

The film is based on the sensational story of Tonya Harding and husband Jeff Gilooly (Sebastian Stan), who in 1994 orchestrated an attack against Harding’s competitor Nancy Kerrigan and break her right leg in order to prevent her from competing at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Though her leg was not broken, it was soon found out that Gilloly, along with bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt (Paul Walter Hauser) hired an assailant, though Gilloly shifted blame to Harding.

I, Tonya recently had a surprisingly play at Toronto International Film Festival in September, where it won second runner up for People’s Choice Award, and successfully starts the awards season with Gotham Awards nominations for the film and star Margot Robbie.

Directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) and written by Steven Rogers (Stepmom), the film also stars Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Caitlin Carver, Bojana Novakovic and Bobby Cannavale.

‘I, Tonya’ is set for release on December 8, 2017.

Here is the film’s official synopsis:

Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.

Intense New Trailer For Netflix/Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’

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Netflix drops gripping new trailer for its series ‘The Punisher,’ and with it comes the official release date which is November 17.

Starring Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, the crime-fighting vigilante taking revenge for the death of his family and then later uses violent and lethal ways in fighting the criminal underworld. The series is a spin-off of 2016’s Marvel’s Daredevil, also from Netflix where Bernthal’s also played the same character.

The trailer, set to a remix Metallica’s “One’ in the background, shows Frank Castle’s violent history coming back to haunt him including his military past in form of flashbacks. “What we were doing was wrong,” says Castle. Later we also see the CIA hunting him down.

When the character suits up as the Punisher, we see Castle in a collage of intense action scenes as he takes on the bad guys. There is a lot more focus on Castle’s vigilante persona than the overall brutality the character popularized in the comics.

Produced by Marvel Television and created by Steve Lightfoot, “The Punisher” has 13 episodes and also stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls), Jason R Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying), Michael Nathanson (The Wolf of Wall Street), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Chronicles of Narnia), Amber Rose Revah (Emerald City) and Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel).

AVENGERS #675 Launch Parties Herald the Arrival of AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER

This January, the end of an Avengers Era will come to the Marvel Universe in the form of AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER, a saga uniting the creative teams of The AVENGERS, UNCANNY AVENGERS and U.S. AVENGERS for a story that is so big and so bold, it’s more than an adventure: it’s a weekly epic.

Beginning with AVENGERS #675, writers Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub will band together to take on some of the mightiest heroes of the Marvel Universe, with art by Pepe Larraz, Kim Jacinto, and Paco Madina. With surprising new characters like the mysterious Voyager, shocking returns, and an appearance from almost every current Avenger, NO SURRENDER is a story no fan of Marvel should miss.

To celebrate this blockbuster release, Marvel will partner with participating retail stores to host AVENGERS NO SURRENDER LAUNCH PARTIES. In addition to exclusive variant covers, participating retail stores will receive exciting promotional items.

2017 Gotham Awards: ‘Get Out’ Leads Nominees

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Jordan Peele’s surprise boxoffice hit ‘Get Out’ leads 27th Annual IFP Gotham Awards with four nominations including Best Feature, Best Actor for star Daniel Kaluuya, and a double nomination for Peele for his screenplay and directorial effort. The horror film’s producer Jason Blum is also set to receive an industry tribute.

Get Out’s Gotham success defied odds, not to mention genre conventions: released early this year with a modest $4.5 million budget, the film was a box-office smash ($253 million global) and is one of the best reviewed wide releases of the year so far.

In recent years, Gotham Awards has had great success in setting the tone for the awards season leading up to the Oscars. For the past three years, Gotham Awards’s best features Birdman (2014), Spotlight (2015) and Moonlight (2016) eventually won the academy awards’ best picture. A win for ‘Get Out’ certainly puts the film in a solid trajectory.

Also scoring multiple nominations are Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird”, Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name,” Kogonada’s “Columbus,” and Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” each netting three nominations apiece.

Netflix’s family drama epic “Mudbound,” was voted to receive Special Jury Award for Acting Ensemble for its cast which includes Blige, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, and Jonathan Banks. Blige also received nomination for breakthrough actor.

Presented annually by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) to honor independent filmmakers, Gotham Awards is considered an early boost for the awards season.

This year’s ceremony will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, at New York City and is to be hosted by John Cameron Mitchell.

Best Feature
“Call Me by Your Name”
“The Florida Project”
“Get Out”
“Good Time”
“I, Tonya”

Best Screenplay
“The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
“Brad’s Status,” Mike White
“Call Me by Your Name,”James Ivory
“Columbus,” Kogonada
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig

For full list of nominees: https://gotham.ifp.org

New ‘Justice League’ Poster Unveiled

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The poster continues DCEU’s shift to brighter and lighter look that started after director Joss Whedon’s involvement, and away from the darker tone and aesthetic that Zack Snyder started.

Superman is also conspicuously missing in the poster, which was released through the film’s Twitter account Wednesday morning. Though this has been the case since production started, Clark Kent did show up recently on Justice League’s latest trailer fueling speculation about the extent of man of steel’s involvement in the film.

Justice League is the second DCEU film this year, following this summer’s top grosser Wonder Woman. Scheduled to be released on November 17, 2017, the film also stars Henry Cavill Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Is The Title Of The Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

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Director Ron Howard took to social media to reveal the official title of his Han Solo Star Wars spin-off: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.’

The title was revealed after the director posted a video on Twitter announcing that production is finished and thanking fans for following the director’s production updates. “Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped production so here’s a special message #StarWars,” Howard announced on Twitter.

The origin story written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan is the second Star Wars spin-office and continue it franchise tradition following last year’s Rogue One which also made use of “A Star Wars Story” on its subtitle.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker joined the project last June after original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were reportedly fired due to “creative differences.” Since then, Howard has been actively teasing behind-the-scenes photos on social media to the delight of fans.

Focusing on the adventures of Han Solo, and stars lden Ehrenreich in the title role, alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo.

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is currently slated for release on May 25, 2018.

New Trailer: “The Alienist”

The Alienist Season One


Turner’s TNT will take viewers into the darkest corners of New York City during the Gilded Age with the eagerly anticipated series The Alienist based on the Anthony Award-winning international bestseller by Caleb Carr.Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, this psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker). The Alienist is slated to premiere on Monday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT across TNT platforms.

The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend one of New York City’s first serial killers.

The Alienist also stars Douglas Smith (Miss Sloane) and Matthew Shear (Mistress America) as Marcus and Lucius Isaacson, twin brothers who help unravel the disturbing mystery; Matt Lintz (Pixels) as Stevie, a tough, young boy employed by Dr. Kreizler as a driver and errand boy; Robert Ray Wisdom (The Wire) as Cyrus, Kreizler’s valet, a man with a dark past who has been reformed by Kreizler; and Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) as Mary, Kreizler’s mute maid with whom he shares a special unspoken connection.

Shot in Budapest, Hungary, The Alienist is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T. BAFTA-nominee Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror) serves as director and executive producer along with Emmy® winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), Academy Award® nominees Hossein Amini (Drive) and E. Max Frye (Foxcatcher), Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin, along with Chris Symes. Serving as co-executive producers on the series are Marshall Persinger (Rectify) and Jamie Payne (The Driver).

Excalibur Returns in X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #1

The classic team reunites in honor of its 30th anniversary

This January, get ready for an X-Men story so big, Marvel enlisted two superstar writers to bring it to life. Written by Marc Guggenheim (X-Men Gold) and Leah Williams (Secret Empire: Brave New World) with art by Alitha E. Martinez (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), the original Excalibur team will reunite for an exciting adventure that both long-time fans and new fans can enjoy.

But getting the gang back together proves to have its own challenges…and who is the new Braddock bundle of joy?

“Since the launch of ResurrXtion, fans have been wondering when the classic Excalibur team would come together again,” said series editor Chris Robinson. “With this Annual, Marc, Leah, and Alitha have painstakingly put together a love letter to them and the classic series we’re all still talking about!” With a cover by Excalibur co-creator and industry legend Alan Davis, don’t miss all the action in X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #1, coming to comic shops this January.

FandaFandango Acquires MovieTickets.com

…Creating Global Suite of Movie Ticketing Properties With Mission Of Getting More Moviegoers Into Theaters Worldwide.

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LOS ANGELES and BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fandango, a leading digital network for all things movies, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MovieTickets.com, a popular online movie ticketer serving moviegoers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Latin America. MovieTickets.com will join brands Fandango, Flixster, Ingresso and Fandango Latin America to create a suite of movie ticketing properties, serving hundreds of millions of moviegoers worldwide. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and is anticipated to close in Q4 2017.

The addition of MovieTickets.com will further Fandango’s goal of full national coverage, ensuring that moviegoers can purchase advance tickets to their favorite local theaters anytime, anywhere and on any device. Once completed, the acquisition will bring to Fandango’s ticketing network new exhibitors including National Amusements, Cineplex, Landmark Theatres and Marquee Cinemas, as well as many independent theater chains.

It will also expand the company’s footprint in Latin America, and establish a ticketing presence in Canada and the United Kingdom for the first time. After the acquisition is complete, MovieTickets.com will continue to operate from its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.

“MovieTickets.com has done a terrific job, building a popular and trusted brand with millions of loyal customers and hundreds of exhibitors, and has been a champion of serving theater circuits large and small for nearly two decades,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover. “We look forward to sharing an array of mobile and social media innovations with their customer base to enhance the movie discovery, planning and ticket buying experience.”
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