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Ranking the Shark Smarts of Horror’s Most Pernicious Predators

Sharks have been terrorizing big screen beaches for decades—way more than they do in real life, actually. But in Hollywood, you have to be more than just a regular old shark to get a fin up on the humans. Sometimes, being a movie shark means you’re a smarter predator. Other times, it leads you to make very bad shark…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Sharks, Sharknado, Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows, The Meg


Crime Scene Doughnuts and Hurricane Heists: The Best Trash Movies of 2018

To quote the poet Oscar the Grouch, “Oh, I love trash.” There’s a soft-spot in my heart for trash movies. The trashier the better. I’m not talking about the worst movies of the year. Nor am I talking about movies that are so bad they’re good. Instead, I’m referring to a special type of a film – one that is perfectly content to be, well, garbage. Movies with little-to-no ambition that aren’t trying to do…anything. Except present you with cheap, cheesy, trashy spectacle. These are the type of mov...
Tags: Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Movies, Time, America, Features, Netflix, Showtime, James Bond, Robert De Niro, Union, Cia, Bronx, Kevin Connolly, Staten Island


‘The Meg’ Honest Trailer: The Movie So Nice It Happens Twice

There seems to be a new movie with a killer shark in it at least every other year, and it’s up to the filmmaker whether that movie is going to be good like Jaws, bad like Jaws: The Revenge or so bad it’s good like Deep Blue Sea. But somehow, The Meg toes the line by having so much insane shark attack action juxtaposed with some pretty serious drama. It’s all a little perplexing. Watch as The Meg Honest Trailer sinks its teeth into the aquatic Jason Statham action thriller. The Meg Honest Tra...
Tags: Movies, Adaptation, Lol, Jason Statham, Honest Trailers, Meg, Action/Adventure, Video Of The Day, The Meg


New Blu-ray Releases: ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘Christopher Robin’, ‘Blindspotting’, ‘The Meg’

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) Remember, kids: heroes live forever, but physical media never dies. This week’s Blu-ray round-up has Spike Lee‘s brilliant and infuriating BlacKkKlansman, the melancholy Disney film Christopher Robin, the cinematic firecracker that is Blindspotting, and Jason Statham fighting a big CGI shark in The ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Disney, Features, Thriller, Adaptation, Kkk, Spike Lee, Jason Statham, Adam Driver, True Story, Walt Disney, Winnie, Independent, Trump, Colorado Springs


‘The Meg 2’ is in the Works, Waiting for Official Greenlight to Eat More Swimmers

If you enjoyed The Meg and want more big-ass shark action, you might be in luck. Word has it that The Meg 2 is very early stages, and while Warner Bros. has yet to greenlight a sequel, talks have begun. There’s an official sequel to the Meg novel, titled The Trench, which should make creating a film sequel a lot easier when the time comes. But will Jason Statham return to battle a giant fish once again? The Meg was the most successful U.S.-Chinese co-production ever, hauling in $527.8M world...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sequels, Warner Bros, Taylor, Jason-Statham, Warner Brothers, Mariana Trench, Meg, Statham, Action/Adventure, Steve Alten, Jonas Taylor, The Meg, Catherine Xujun Ying, The Meg 2


A Sequel To The Meg is in the Early Stages of Development

A sequel to The Meg is in the early stages of development The Meg could be returning to the ocean soon, according to Deadline. The big-budget monster movie about a prehistoric shark which hit theaters in late summer is getting a sequel, according to executive producer Catherine Xujun Ying. “It’s still in the very early stages, but we’re working on it. We’re trying to keep it secret at this time,” said Ying, speaking at the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit. Given that it’s early, there are no ...
Tags: Movies, New York Times, Warner Bros, Taylor, Pacific, Meg, ComingSoon, Movie News, Ying, Steve Alten, Georgaris, Jonas Taylor Jason Statham, Winston Chao, Suyin Li Bingbing, Suyin, John Turteltaub


‘The Meg’ Heads for Franchise Status as Sequel, Theme Parks Eyed: U.S.-China Summit

Producers of this summer’s monster U.S.-China co-production “The Meg” are expecting a sequel to the shark blockbuster to emerge from the deep, they said Tuesday in Los Angeles. Launching another instalment to the thriller is “definitely the plan,” “The Meg’s” executive producer Catherine Xujun Ying told attendees of the US-China Entertainment Summit at the Skirball Center. “It’s […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Warner Bros, Meg, Jon Turteltaub, Belle Avery, China Media Capital, The Meg, Los Angeles Launching, Catherine Xujun Ying, US China Entertainment Summit


The Meg’s VFX Breakdown Shows How the Megalodon Was Brought to Life

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Meg’s VFX Breakdown Shows How the Megalodon was brought to life Slash Film has a new featurette for the summer blockbuster The Meg reveals all the tricks that were used to recreate a long-extinct shark for the big screen. The unnarrated video peels back the layers of the CG prehistoric creature, showing just how much work went into creating the sea-dwelling monster — including making it to scale. You can check out the video in the post below! In the film, a deep-sea ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, New York Times, Taylor, Pacific, Vfx, Meg, ComingSoon, Movie News, Steve Alten, Georgaris, Jonas Taylor Jason Statham, Winston Chao, Suyin Li Bingbing, Suyin, Jon Hoeber Erich Hoeber


The Morning Watch: ‘Deadpool 2’ Super Duper Cut Comparison, ‘The Meg’ VFX Breakdown & 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 the Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut compares to the theatrical cut from earlier this year. Plus, see how the visual effects of The Meg brought the giant, prehistoric shark to life, and the cast of To All ...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Deadpool, Meg, Video Of The Day, Lana Condor, Deadpool 2, The Morning Watch, Noah Centineo, The Meg, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Lana Condor Noah Centineo Israel Broussard, Janel Parish


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ makes it three in a row with another big weekend

Romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians scored another crazy good weekend in theaters, topping the weekend box office for the third week in a row and not showing any signs of slowing down. The post ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ makes it three in a row with another big weekend appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Weekend Box Office, Movies & TV, Box Office Hits And Misses, The Meg, Mission: Impossible - Fallout


FOMO and Fear: Why Weekend Movie Previews Keep Getting Earlier

On the night of Aug. 9, Warner Bros. executives made an unexpectedly pleasant discovery: “The Meg,” their prehistoric shark movie that cost $150 million and took over two decades to get to the big screen, wasn’t going to bomb. Initial domestic numbers for “The Meg” showed that $4 million worth of tickets had been sold […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Black Panther, Meg, Chris Aronson, The Meg, Paul Degarabedian


Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Heads for Huge Labor Day Weekend

The summer 2018 box office is officially ending on a high note. An August surge is thanks partially to “Crazy Rich Asians,” the Warner Bros. romantic comedy that is still doing crazy good business in North America. Jon M. Chu’s film will top the domestic box office for the third week in a row with estimates […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Warner Bros, North America, Jon M Chu, Crazy Rich Asians, Operation Finale, The Meg


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Top Labor Day Box Office With $30 Million

“Crazy Rich Asians” is doing crazy well. The Constance Wu-starrer is likely to threepeat as the box office topper over the Labor Day weekend, with $30 million for the four-day period. It’s projected to bring in $23 million Friday through Sunday. The Warner Bros. rom-com will join “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Black Panther,” and “Avengers: […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Searching, Warner Bros, Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians, Operation Finale, The Meg, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, The Little Stranger


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ stays on top with a crazy good second weekend

Romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians scored a crazy good second weekend in theaters that generated almost as many ticket sales as its premiere, and the romantic comedy doesn't show any signs of slowing down. The post ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ stays on top with a crazy good second weekend appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Weekend Box Office, Movies & TV, Box Office Hits And Misses, The Meg, Mission: Impossible - Fallout


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Drops Only 5.7% in Second Weekend Box Office, ‘Happytime Murders’ Gets Killed

After topping the box office last weekend, Crazy Rich Asians has achieved quite the feat in its sophomore run in theaters. Box office reports coming in have Crazy Rich Asians dropping a mere 5.7% this past weekend with another $25 million coming in for the romantic comedy from director Jon M. Chu. Meanwhile, the raunchy wide release of The Happytime Murders is a bit of a dud. Get more on the latest box office receipts below. Numbers this morning (via Box Office Mojo) for the Crazy Rich Asians...
Tags: Movies, Box Office, Searching, Warner Bros, Melissa Mccarthy, John Cho, Meg, Axl, Warner Bros Pictures, Jim Henson, Box Office Mojo, Blue Sea, Jon M Chu, Brian Henson, The Happytime Murders, Crazy Rich Asians


Box Office: Can Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Happytime Murders’ Fend Off ‘Crazy Rich Asians’?

The box office has been surprisingly strong this August, and now it’s up to Melissa McCarthy and a gaggle of raunchy puppets to keep the momentum going. That’s the hope (for STX Entertainment, at least), as “The Happytime Murders” aims for a mid-teens opening when the black comedy launches across 3,224 locations this weekend. Analysts […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Melissa Mccarthy, The Happytime Murders, Crazy Rich Asians, The Meg


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ wins the weekend box office with a crazy good debut

Romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians scored a big win for diversity in Hollywood with its all-Asian cast en route to winning the weekend box office and dethroning giant-shark thriller The Meg. The post ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ wins the weekend box office with a crazy good debut appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Hollywood, News, Trends, Weekend Box Office, Movies & TV, Box Office Hits And Misses, The Meg, Mission: Impossible - Fallout


China Box Office: ‘The Island’ Wins From ‘The Meg’

The outcome of the China box office was far less controversial than the previous weekend, but no easier to predict. Comedy, “The Island” retained its top spot in its second weekend. Giant shark movie, “The Meg” moved up to second place and crossed the $100 million mark. But “iPartment,” the Chinese film which topped the […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, The Island, Meg, China Box Office, The Meg, Comedy The Island


China Box Office: ‘The Island’ Earns $39 Million to Beat Still Hungry ‘Meg’

The outcome of the China box office was far less controversial than the previous weekend, but no easier to predict. Comedy, “The Island” retained its top spot in its second weekend. Giant shark movie, “The Meg” moved up to second place and crossed the $100 million mark. But “iPartment,” the Chinese film which topped the […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, The Island, Meg, China Box Office, The Meg, Comedy The Island


‘The Meg’ Remains No. 1 at International Box Office, Tops $300 Million Worldwide

“The Meg” swam past the competition at the international box office for the second week in a row. Warner Bros.’ shark thriller generated $67 million in 55 abroad territories this weekend for an overseas tally of $230.4 million. It picked up another $21.5 million in North America, bringing its global tally over $314 million. “The […]
Tags: News, Global, Box Office, Warner Bros, North America, Meg, Crazy Rich Asians, The Meg, International Box Office Tops


Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Dazzles With $34 Million Five-Day Opening

“Crazy Rich Asians” has something to party about. Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated romantic comedy launched above expectations with a five-day tally of $34 million when it opened in 3,384 locations. With a three-day weekend total of $25.3 million, “Crazy Rich Asians” swam by fellow Warner Bros. title “The Meg,” which earned $21.5 million in its sophomore frame. […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Warner Bros, Crazy Rich Asians, Mile 22, The Meg


Why Did ‘The Meg’ Cut the Two Best (and Craziest) Scenes From the Book?

It seems almost unthinkable that The Meg is based on a book. After slews upon slews of terrible mutant-shark movies from the likes of SyFy and The Asylum, the notion of such a film being adapted from a written text – with a high budget! – is quite something. But Meg: A Novel Of Deep Terror indeed exists, published in 1997 and written by author Steve Alten. It has spawned six sequels about its giant prehistoric shark so far. And now, after decades of development hell, a movie. I’ve been a sha...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, China, Features, Adaptation, San Diego, Mpaa, Rex, Universal, Jonas, Meg, Action/Adventure, Steve Alten, Jonas Taylor, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Meg


‘Alpha,’ ‘The Meg’ Top Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Columbia Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Alpha.” Ads placed for the drama had an estimated media value of $5.08 million through Sunday for 1,589 national ad airings on 45 networks. (Spend figures are […]
Tags: News, Alpha, Columbia Pictures, Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, Dog Days, Crazy Rich Asians, The Meg, BlacKkKlansman, Meg ' Top Studios


/Filmcast Ep. 480 – The Meg and BlackkKlansman

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss their favorite crossover events of all time, thank the #SaveDaveWave, plus David has a special announcement to celebrate opening weekend of Crazy Rich Asians. Be sure to read about how Crazy Rich Asians was made, the #GoldOpen movement, and how BlackkKlansman got revenge on Birth of a Nation. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. Play a...
Tags: Movies, David, Meg, Jeff, Slashfilmcast, The Show, David Devindra, Simonmharris, Kyle Hillinger, The Meg, Facebook Play, BlacKkKlansman


The Morning Watch: The Hair Animation of ‘Incredibles 2’, ‘The Meg’ Anatomy of a Shark Battle & 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 Pixar delivered the amazingly animated hair effects of Incredibles 2. Plus, watch as director Jon Turteltaub breaks down a scene from the sci-fi action thriller The Meg, and watch Sir Patrick Stewart...
Tags: Movies, Star-Trek, Las Vegas, Pixar, Patrick-Stewart, Jean Luc Picard, Starfleet, Video Of The Day, Jon Turteltaub, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Incredibles 2, The Morning Watch, The Meg, CG Record, Elastigirl Violet, Hair Animation of Incredibles


‘The Meg’, ‘Rampage’ and the Problem With 2018’s Giant Monster Movies

A couple of times this year at the movies, I’ve found myself thinking about one of the great lines from one of the great movies about the movies. “Wallace Beery! Wrestling picture! Whaddya need, a road map?” So goes the snappy one-liner from Michael Lerner’s cynical studio executive in the Joel and Ethan Coen masterpiece Barton Fink , and so it echoed in my head as I sat, disappointed, through two different-but-not-exactly genre films. In April, the film was Rampage . Last week, the...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Office, Features, Jackson, Johnson, Rampage, Jason Statham, Samuel L Jackson, Meg, Joel, Warner Bros Pictures, WB, Ethan Coen, Lerner, Statham


Ruby Rose Quits Twitter Following Trolling Over ‘Batwoman’ Casting

Ruby Rose has become the latest actor to abandon a social media account due to online trolling. The Australian actress, who co-stars with Jason Statham in this weekend’s global box office champ “The Meg,” quit Twitter and deactivated public comments on her Instagram account over the weekend following social media backlash against her casting as […]
Tags: Twitter, News, Instagram, Global, Batwoman, Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, The Meg


‘The Meg’ devours the weekend box office to knock off ‘Mission: Impossible’

Giant shark movie The Meg surprised just about everyone with a massive opening weekend that gave studio Warner Bros. Pictures its biggest premiere of the year so far. It knocked Mission: Impossible -- Fallout down to second place. The post ‘The Meg’ devours the weekend box office to knock off ‘Mission: Impossible’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Meg, Warner Bros Pictures, Weekend Box Office, Movies & TV, Box Office Hits And Misses, The Meg, Mission: Impossible - Fallout


China Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Makes $50 Million in Third Place Opening

A lucrative and confusing weekend saw “The Meg” score $50 million and take third place at the China box office. The first two places were taken by “iPartment” and “The Island,” with over $70 million each. Given 125,000 screenings on its opening day, “iPartment,” an apparent sitcom adaptation, ran off with $44.2 million on Friday, […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, The Island, Meg, China Box Office, The Meg, iPartment


China Box Office: ‘Meg’ Makes $50 Million in Third Place Opening

A lucrative and confusing weekend saw “The Meg” score $50 million and take third place at the China box office. The first two places were taken by ‘iPartment” and “The Island” with over $70 million each. Given 125,000 screenings on its opening day, “iPartment,” an apparent sitcom adaptation, ran off with $44.2 million on Friday, […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, The Island, Meg, China Box Office, The Meg, iPartment