/Film


 

‘The Babysitter’ Sequel Coming Next Month to Give You More of That McG Horror You Crave

The Babysitter is back, baby! Well…sort of. Samara Weaving played the titular babysitter in the 2017 horror-comedy from director McG, but since she’s kind of a big deal now – winning raves for her work in Ready or Not and appearing in the upcoming Bill and Ted Face the Music – she’s not returning for the questionable sequel. But some of the other cast members are back, even though they died in the first film. The magic of movies! The sequel, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, will arrive on Netflix ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Sequels, Bill, Samara, Matt, MCG, Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Brian Duffield, Matt Donato, Dan Lagana, THE BABYSITTER, Ted Face


‘The New Mutants’ IMAX Poster Really Wants You To Believe The Movie Is Opening in Theaters This Month

Yesterday, we received word that Disney sent out a letter to movie theaters across the land, telling them they could start selling movie tickets for The New Mutants next week. Why? Because Disney swears on Walt Disney’s frozen head that The New Mutants is opening in theaters this month. August 28, to be precise. Today, we have even more “confirmation” of that, with a New Mutants IMAX poster that has the release date in a big, bold font. So you better believe it, baby! One of two things will ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, United States, Imax, Poster, Stan Lee, Maisie Williams, Walt Disney, Marvel Entertainment, Simon Kinberg, Josh Boone, Disney/Pixar, Lauren Shuler Donner, Anya Taylor Joy, New Mutants, The New Mutants


New ‘Mulan’ Trailer Touts Some Impressive Action and the Movie’s Arrival on Disney+

Disney’s remake of their modern animated classic Mulan is coming to Disney+ starting next month. However, since subscribers will have to pay an additional $29.99 for the movie within the Disney+ app, the studio has to convince some viewers that the extra premium payment is worth it. That’s why a new Mulan trailer has arrived that is packed with action and really pushes the movie’s arrival on the streaming service. Watch it below. New Mulan Trailer Mulan has been delayed a few times since...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, China, Disney, War, United States, Adaptation, Amc Theatres, Mulan, Movie Trailers, Jet Li, Remakes, Donnie Yen, Tenet, Imperial Army, Disney/Pixar


‘Harriet the Spy’ is Becoming an Animated Series on Apple TV+

It’s been nearly 25 years since Harriet the Spy was turned into Nickelodeon’s first movie. An adaptation of  the 1964 children’s novel by Louise Fitzhugh, the film followed Michelle Trachtenberg in the coming-of-age adventures of the irrepressible and curious Harriet M. Welsch, a young girl who dreams of being a spy and practices her skills around New York. Now the book is being turned into an animated series at Apple TV+, and Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart, Lady Bird) will be voicing Harriet. A...
Tags: Apple, New York, Television, Movies, Animation, Adaptation, Jane-Lynch, Nickelodeon, Lacey Chabert, Harriet, Lisa Henson, Beanie Feldstein, Louise Fitzhugh, Jim Henson Company, Michelle Trachtenberg, Appletv


‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko Exit Live-Action Netflix Series Over “Creative Direction”

A new day of black sun has arrived for the Avatar: The Last Airbender fans. Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who created the original critically acclaimed Nickelodeon animated series, have parted ways with the Netflix live-action remake. Both DiMartino and Konietzko were attached as executive producers and showrunners since the project was revealed in 2018, but they have announced that they are exiting the project over the “creative direction.” DiMartino announced in a post on hi...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Animation, Remakes, Nickelodeon, Bryan, DiMartino, Korra, Action/Adventure, Avatar:-The-Last-Airbender, Konietzko, Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Air Nomad


A Broadway Musical About Princess Diana is Headed to Netflix, Could More Stage Productions Do the Same?

Hamilton was a massive hit for Disney+, bringing the Tony-winning musical into living rooms around the world. So with plenty of stage theaters still shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, it only makes sense that streaming services would want to cash in on the desire to see more shows from the Broadway stage. Well, Netflix is the next streaming service to take the plunge by striking a deal to bring a new Broadway stage musical about the late Diana, Princess of Wales to their streaming libra...
Tags: New York, Movies, Wales, Disney, Netflix, Stage, Broadway, Princess Diana, Diana, Musical, Hamilton, Elizabeth, Tony, Diana Princess, Joe DiPietro, David Bryan


New on Blu-ray: ‘Midsommar’ Director’s Cut, ‘Marriage Story’, ‘Ghost’, ‘Tales From the Darkside: The Movie’

As physical media becomes more and more of a dying breed (Disney just recently announced they were halting 4K releases on older titles, including Fox movies), I’m still here, beating the physical media drum for anyone who wants to hear it. So, please, check out these new Blu-ray releases. Midsommar Director’s Cut You might think that Midsommar, a movie that runs 148 minutes, doesn’t need to be any longer. But there is, indeed, a longer version – the director’s cut, which was previously ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sweden, Julianne Moore, Stephen King, Disney, Features, Fox, Netflix, Showtime, Ghost, Steve Buscemi, Whoopi Goldberg, George Romero, Sam, Roma


You Can Now Sleep at the Last Blockbuster for $4 Per Night

The last Blockbuster Video store standing – located in Bend, Oregon – wants you to stay the night. For $4 a night, four guests can rent out the last Blockbuster on Airbnb, just like in the old days when we’d rent out videotapes from them. There’s an entire faux living-room set up to provide guests with comfort, and those staying will have the entire run of the store from check-in to check-out. But you might want to act fast, because this offer is only available for three nights, and soon. L...
Tags: Movies, Oregon, Airbnb, Pepsi, Movie Tourism, Blockbuster Video, Bend Oregon


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ is Either Bleak or Hopeful, but It’s a Masterpiece Either Way

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the facility who took care of the procedure to get ...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Drama, Sci-fi, Features, Netflix, Jim-Carrey, Charlie Kaufman, Joel, Clementine, Kate-Winslet, Featured Stories Sidebar, Eternal-Sunshine-of-the-Spotless-Mind, Joel Jim Carrey, Clementine Kate Winslet, Michael Gondry


AFI Fest is Going Virtual for Its 2020 Edition

AFI Fest is the latest film festival to go virtual this year amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The festival, which is often an early stop in the awards season circuit, is going virtual for its 34th edition this October, dispensing with its usual physical festivities held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Times broke the news that this year’s AFI Fest is officially going fully virtual. The festival moved up its schedule from its most recent dates in Nove...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Washington, Los Angeles, AFI Fest, Clint Eastwood, Los Angeles Times, Tcl, Film Festivals, AFI, Lumpkin, Michael Lumpkin, AFI Docs, Richard Jewell, Melina Matsoukas Queen, Coronavirus


Netflix’s ‘High Score’ Doc Series Recalls Video Game History and Shines a Light on Lesser Known Pioneers and Players

There are numerous video game documentaries out there. But the problem with a lot of them is they’re either not so easy to find on streaming services or physical media, aren’t very well-produced, or they only focus in on one small sector of the gaming world (though those can also be very good). Netflix is here to solve all of those problems with their outstanding new limited documentary series High Score. High Score is a six-episode documentary series that takes a look back at the golden age of...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Documentary, Features, Netflix, Fairfield, Nintendo, Atari, Sega, Black, Video Game, Ea Sports, Madden, Jerry Lawson, Gordon Bellamy, Melissa Wood


Dwayne Johnson is the Highest Paid Actor of 2020, and He Doesn’t Even Have a Movie Coming Out This Year

This year has already been weird for a number of reasons. So you probably won’t even bat an eye when when we tell you that the highest paid actor of 2020 doesn’t even have a movie coming out this year. That actor is Dwayne Johnson, and thanks to a hefty paycheck from Netflix for the upcoming original movie Red Notice, not to mention his ongoing Under Armour clothing line, Project Rock, Johnson will rake in a whopping $87.5 million this year. Forbes put together their annual list of the highe...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, Ben-Affleck, Disney, US, Netflix, Mark-Wahlberg, Scarlett Johansson, Will-Smith, Johnson, Jackie-Chan, Ryan-Reynolds, Adam-sandler, Forbes


The Morning Watch: ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Storyboard to Screen, VFX Artists React to ‘Mary Poppins’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, see how Star Trek: Lower Decks went from storyboard to the screen on CBS All Access. Plus, watch as VFX artists reaction to Mary Poppins and the impressive effects used to bring live-action and animation tog...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cbs, Visual Effects, Mary Poppins, Jameela Jamil, Stealth, Video Of The Day, Star-Trek, Robin Thede, The Morning Watch, The Langoliers, Corridor Crew, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Amy Sedaris Jane Levy Zoey, Jameela Jamil Tiffany Haddish


Cool Stuff: Criterion Collection Announces Federico Fellini 15-Disc Box Set Packed with Special Features

Federico Fellini is one of the greatest Italian filmmakers of all time. This year marks the late director’s 100th birthday, and in honor of his contribution to cinema, Criterion Collection has announced a 15-disc box set packed with 14 of his theatrical releases, a slew of documentaries about his life and work, feature commentaries, video essays, essays, and much more. It’s the ultimate box set for the most hardcore Federico Fellini fans, and I can’t wait to get it. Criterion Collection Fede...
Tags: Movies, Scorsese, Colm Tóibín, Roma, Federico-Fellini, Cool Stuff, La Dolce Vita, Martin Scorsese, Marcello Mastroianni, Fellini, Agnes Varda, Don Young, La Strada, Bilge Ebiri, Stephanie Zacharek, Foreign Language


Superhero Bits: ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Cast and Creators Say Goodbye, James Gunn Picks His Favorite X-Men & More

How was DC Entertainment impacted by recent Warner Media layoffs? Which X-Men character does Arrow co-star Colton Haynes want to play? Did you know Wolverine was Australian a couple times before Hugh Jackman played him? Are you sad to see Agents of SHIELD bid farewell? Does Scott Pilgrim vs the World sink up with The Smashing Pumpkins albums? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. DC Daily Book Club looks back at Superman: Red Son, where the hero landed in the Soviet Union, ...
Tags: Movies, Agents Of Shield, Spider-Man, Superman, US, Hugh Jackman, Batwoman, Batman, James Gunn, Avengers, X-men, Arrow, DC Entertainment, Wolverine, Ruby Rose, Joker


‘Star Wars’ Book ‘The High Republic: A Test of Courage’ Follows a Teen Jedi’s Journey

Middle school kids will actually want to seek out a book with the word “test” in its title. The upcoming middle grade novel Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage is one of many books coming out of the High Republic subseries, but the first to exclusively cater to young readers, who will get the chance to see characters their age in a Star Wars story. Written by Justina Ireland, The High Republic: A Test of Courage follows a teen Jedi and her ragtag group of friends, including a young ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Ireland, Lucasfilm, Rey, Padawan, Justina, Justina Ireland, Star Wars: The High Republic, High Republic, Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage, Avon Starros, Ireland The High Republic


‘Tenet’ Has Fewer VFX Shots Than Most Romantic Comedies, Described as “the Hardest Movie Any Editor Has Ever Had to Cut”

Tenet is finally coming to movie theaters around the world later this month, even though the United States will have to wait until early September. In support of the film, some new tidbits about the mysterious production have been surfacing online from director Christopher Nolan himself. Though he’s not giving away any new plot details, he has revealed that not only does this movie somehow have fewer visual effects shots than most romantic comedies, but it was also probably one of the hardest m...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Movies, Sci-fi, United States, United Kingdom, Nolan, Warner Brothers, Andrew, Lee Smith, Andrew Jackson, Tenet, Ultron, Action/Adventure, Jennifer Lame, ICG Magazine, Jennifer Lame Hereditary Marriage Story


Netflix to Release a Full ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy Next Summer, Based on the R.L. Stine Novels

Next summer, Netflix will unleash “The Summer of Fear.” The streaming service has picked up the rights to a Fear Street trilogy of movies based on author R.L. Stine’s dark, violent, teen-centric horror novels. The original plan was for all three films to be released theatrically by Fox one month at a time next summer, which would have been as close as the theatrical film industry came to approximating Netflix’s popular binge model. But a new report says the streamer has made a deal with Disney ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Adaptation, Stine, Alex Ross Perry, Leigh Janiak, Sadie Sink, Fear Street, Shadyside Ohio, Kiana Madeira, Jeremy Ford, Olivia Welch


‘The Patrick Star Show’, a ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Spin-Off Series, in the Works at Nickelodeon

The hit animated children’s series SpongeBob SquarePants continues to be a massively important property for ViacomCBS – so much so that yet another spin-off show is in the works. The Patrick Star Show, an animated talk show starring SpongeBob’s best pal, is reportedly in the works at Nickelodeon, and deals are currently being finalized for creative forces behind the scenes, including longtime Patrick voice actor Bill Fagerbakke. Deadline reports that voiceover recordings already have begun fo...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Netflix, Animation, Paramount, Viacom International Media Networks, Nickelodeon, Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick, Spongebob, Stephen Hillenburg, CBS All Access Viacom, The Patrick Star Show, Bill Fagerbakke Deadline, Patrick Fagerbakke


‘Steven Spielberg’s Director’s Chair’, ’90s Computer Game Where You Make a Movie Starring Quentin Tarantino, is Now Available Online

When I was a youngster, Steven Spielberg’s Director’s Chair was a huge deal. It was one of the first, and only, games I owned for our huge, bulky Gateway computer, and, most important of all, it featured Steven Spielberg. As a budding young cinephile, Steven Spielberg was like a god to me (which probably explains why I now spend all my free time putting together a podcast about his movies), and the prospect of playing a game where you got to make your own movie with Spielberg’s guidance was too...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Quentin Tarantino, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Tarantino, Michael Kahn, PENN TELLER, Aniston, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Dean Cundey, Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair, Jennifer Aniston Quentin Tarantino, Paolo Pedercini, ReleaseSteven Spielberg


Daniel Dae Kim is Fighting to Get Legendary Character Actor James Hong a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

James Hong is an all-time great Hollywood “that guy.” You might not know him by name, but you’ve definitely seen his work: he’s been in more movies and TV shows than just about anyone, including classics like Chinatown, Blade Runner, Seinfeld, Airplane!, Big Trouble in Little China, and many more. Fellow actor Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-0) thinks Hong deserves more recognition for his contributions to the world of entertainment, so he has raised over $50,000 to try to get Hong his own st...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Kim, Jackie Chan, Seinfeld, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Cool Stuff, Walk Of Fame, Hawaii Five, Daniel Dae Kim, Kung Fu Panda, TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood Boulevard, Hong, Little China, Grauman


New York Comic Con 2020 Will Be Entirely Virtual, and Seems to Have Learned a Lesson from Comic-Con at Home’s Failure

Thanks to the pandemic, New York Comic Con is going fully virtual for its 15th edition. The physical event will not take place at New York City’s Javits Center as originally intended, but will instead shift to YouTube, which has partnered with the event’s organizers to become the exclusive streaming home of the pop culture convention. Continue reading to get the details about NYCC 2020, and to learn what lessons the convention seems to have learned from the abysmal failure of this summer’s Comi...
Tags: New York, Movies, Youtube, New York City, San Diego, Starz, Cbs, Javits Center, Nycc, New York Comic-Con, Comic Book/Superhero, Tech Stuff, Hulu FX, Coronavirus, Comic Con At Home, Lance Fensterman


‘New Mutants’ is Still Opening In Two Weeks. Really. Of Course It is. Why Wouldn’t It?

After a very long and bumpy road, The New Mutants will hit theaters in two weeks. You believe that, right? I mean…why wouldn’t you? It’s not like there’s anything going on right now that could delay the movie yet again. No sir, no ma’am. While other movies have been pushed around in recent weeks, The New Mutants has clung to its August 28 release, even releasing a cheeky new teaser during Comic-Con. And now, Disney has just sent out a letter to exhibitors telling them they can start selling tic...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Fox, United States, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Release Dates, House of Mouse, New Mutants, The New Mutants


Alamo Drafthouse Now Offering Theater Rentals in Two Locations

If you’re missing movie theaters and have an extra $300-plus burning a hole in your pocket, Alamo Drafthouse wants to help. The theater chain is offering patrons a chance to rent out the joint for 30 of their friends, with 40 movies to pick from, including The Iron Giant, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jaws, and more. The theater rental will run you $150 and there’s a required minimum food purchase of $150, too. And oh yeah, you and your friends will still have to buy tickets. If you’re in Texas...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Grinch, Austin Texas, Alamo, Sugarland, Denver Colorado, Alamo Drafthouse, Alamo Drafthouse Theater, Business and Industry News, Colorado Alamo Drafthouse, DOLITTLE DR SEUSS


‘My Spy 2’ Being Considered by Amazon and STX

My Spy, a film that was finished shooting in 2018, sat around for a few years, got delayed multiple times, and then finally got dumped onto Amazon, might be getting a sequel. The PG-13 family comedy from STX starring Dave Bautista as a CIA agent who teams up with a child (Chloe Coleman) debuted on Amazon Prime Video in June, and now STX and Amazon are thinking about a follow-up film with the original cast returning. The movie reportedly did well on Amazon, and that seems to be enough of a reaso...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Saudi Arabia, Sequels, Cia, Jj, Stx Entertainment, Sophie, Coleman, Jon, Bautista, Dave Bautista, Peter Segal, Erich Hoeber, Chloe Coleman


Get an Up Close Look at Leia’s Lightsaber from ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

For many, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wasn’t exactly the thrilling conclusion to the Skywalker saga that fans had been waiting for. But if there’s one element of the finale that was satisfying even to those who disliked the movie overall, it was the flashback to Leia’s Jedi training with Luke Skywalker, where it was revealed that the Princess turned General had built her own lightsaber, making her a full-fledged Jedi. We only briefly see Leia’s lightsaber in the movie, but thankfully, a ne...
Tags: Images, Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Ben, Luke, J J Abrams, Endor, Skywalker, Daniel Wallace, Star-Wars


‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Origins’ Screening Had Star Henry Golding “Grinning from Ear to Ear”

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins would have brought the Hasbro toy franchise back to the big screen this year for the first time in over six years. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has forced Paramount Pictures to delay the movie from its fall release this year to an unknown date sometime in 2021. But that hasn’t stopped the film’s star, Crazy Rich Asians actor Henry Golding, from seeing an early cut of the movie, and he says that fans are “in for something insane.” Here’s what Henry Goldi...
Tags: Movies, Hasbro, Paramount Pictures, Toy, Darth Maul, Ray Park, Golding, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, G.I. Joe, Action/Adventure, Kenta, TV To Film Adaptation, Robert Schwentke, Brian Goldner, Henry Golding, Snake-Eyes


‘Succession’ Season 3 Aims to Start Filming Later This Year

Succession season 3 was one of the many productions set to begin filming this spring, only to be shut down by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The stars of the Emmy-nominated HBO comedy drama were left in limbo as to when they could return to filming, as the pandemic stretched on through the summer. But, given that Hollywood is starting to slowly restart, showrunner Jesse Armstrong has hopes that the Succession season 3 filming can begin in New York City before Christmas. In a recent int...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, New York, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, New York City, Roy, Bill Hader, Logan, Variety, Kendall, Armstrong, Sarah Snook, Succession


‘Run’, the New Film from the Director of ‘Searching’, Dashes to Hulu from Lionsgate

Run, the new thriller starring Sarah Paulson, is the latest theatrical film to forgo a theatrical release here in the era of coronavirus. The film, which hails from Searching director Aneesh Chaganty, was supposed to open in theaters in May but was pulled due to widespread theatrical closures. Now, Run is bypassing movie theaters entirely and headed to Hulu. Run Run (not to be confused with the recently-canceled HBO series Run) was originally set to open in January of this year but got ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Lionsgate, Disney, US, America, Thriller, Mulan, Hulu, Run, Sarah-Paulson, Chloe, Lionsgate Films, Aneesh Chaganty, Kiera Allen, Diane Sarah Paulson Diane


Robert Pattinson Had to Sneak Off the ‘Tenet’ Set (And Lie to Christopher Nolan) to Audition for ‘The Batman’

Robert Pattinson‘s The Batman audition story has a twist that even Christopher Nolan couldn’t have dreamed up. Which is funny, because it involves the Tenet and Dark Knight trilogy director himself. It’s awkward for anyone to discretely go to a job interview while you’re doing fine at your current job. But Pattinson turned that awkward experience up to 11 with his The Batman audition story, which involved Tenet, Christopher Nolan, and a very bad lie. In a recent Irish Times interview, Pattin...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Casting, NFL, Robert-Pattinson, Batman, Nolan, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Chris, Reeves, Irish Times, Tenet, Dark Knight, John David, Pattinson