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‘Vacation’ Filmmakers Tapped for ‘The Flash’ Solo Movie

Filmmakers John Francis Daley (above, right) and Jonathan Goldstein (above, left) have built up an impressive resume in Hollywood. As writers, they contributed to Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 before making the leap to the directing chair(s) with the comic remake Vacation. The latter film earned […]

The One Reason the ‘Star Wars’ Expanded Universe Is No Longer Canon

We’re now three movies deep into a new era of Star Wars, thanks to Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm back in 2012. One of the big appealing factors of at least two of them have been the return of beloved characters from the original trilogy. Meanwhile, one of the big issues fans have had with Disney’s rule, […]

‘Geostorm’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what’s new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Happy Death Day (horror; Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles […]

Movie News: Boxing Opponent Set for ‘Creed 2’; Barry Jenkins to Direct Chadwick Boseman in Thriller

Creed 2: Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu, also known as “Big Nasty,” has joined the cast of Creed 2.. He will portray the son of Ivan Drago, to be played once again by Dolph Lundgren, who first played the role in Rocky IV. Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson will also reprise their roles […]

Box Office Report: Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ Expansion Scoops Other New Releases at Box Office

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $27.0 million ($283.1 million total) 2. The Post – $18.6 million ($23.0 million total) 3. The Commuter – $13.4 million ($13.4 million total) 4. Insidious: The Last Key – $12.1 million ($48.3 million total) 5. The Greatest Showman […]

The Week in Movie News: Golden Globes Winners, Black Widow and Kitty Pryde Go Solo and More

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Marvel’s Black Widow movie is moving forward: Fans wishing for a Black Widow solo movie are in luck, as Marvel has put the wheels further in motion and hired TiMER filmmaker Jac Schaeffer to write the screenplay. Read more here. GREAT NEWS […]

Comics on Film: ‘Gambit’ Just Can’t Stay Lucky

Although it seems like 20th Century Fox has been trying to create some larger cinematic effort to feature the popular X-Man Gambit since at least the production of 2003’s X2: X-Men United, things have just simply not been able to come together for the “Ragin’ Cajun.” It seemed as though 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine was intended to […]

Movie News: Bob Odenkirk to Star in Action Thriller; Kevin Hart to Star in ‘My Own Worst Enemy’

Nobody: Bob Odenkirk (The Post; Better Call Saul, above) will star in the action thriller Nobody. He will team with the people behind the John Wick films and Atomic Blonde to develop and produce the project, which follows an ordinary man who comes to the defense of a woman under attack, only to learn that one […]

Movie News: John Williams Wants to Compose ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’; Watch First ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ Teaser

Star Wars: Episode IX: John Williams (above), who has composed the musical scores for all eight episodes in the primary Star Wars cinematic universe, says he has informed director J.J. Abrams that he would like to compose the music for the untitled ninth episode: “I would very much like to complete that.” Williams will definitely […]

Marvel’s Black Widow Is Closer to Getting Her Own Movie

Supply is finally coming to the demand for a Black Widow movie. Marvel fans have been hoping for Scarlett Johansson to get a solo effort for years, and soon they may get one. According to Variety, the studio is moving ahead with the project, hiring filmmaker Jac Schaeffer (TiMER) to write the screenplay. Schaeffer also […]