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‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Trailer: The Boss Baby is All Grown Up, But Not for Long

Just when you thought you were safe from The Boss Baby, his pudgy little arms reach out and pull you back in. A sequel to the hit, Oscar-nominated Dreamworks Animation movie is coming to theaters next spring (fingers crossed!), and the first trailer has just arrived, letting us know that whatever drugs the franchise’s writers are on must be out of this world. The Boss Baby: Family Business finds the Templeton brothers Tim and Ted (James Marsden and Alec Baldwin) all grown up and estranged from ...
Tags: Movies, Ted, Animation, Sequels, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Universal, Movie Trailers, Alec Baldwin, Universal Pictures, Tim, Tina, Templeton, Tabitha, Tom McGrath, Family Films

Cool Stuff: Let ‘The Mummy’ Wrap Itself Around Your Record Collection As a New Spinature

The Universal Monsters line of Spinatures from Waxwork Records continues to expand. It began with Frankenstein and the incredible likeness of Boris Karloff as the titular doctor’s monster, and now the likeness of the iconic horror actor is returning in the form of another monster: The Mummy. Waxwork Records is released The Mummy Spinature collectible for pre-order today, just in time for you to get wrapped up in holiday shopping. Inspired by the classic 1932 movie, it has the signature monster ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Vinyl, Universal, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Frankenstein, Boris Karloff, Universal Monsters, The Mummy, Waxwork Records, Spinatures, Mummy Waxwork Records, Mummy Spinature

Jessica Chastain’s ‘The 355’ Gets Pushed Back to 2022

The 355 will have to wait another 365 days to hit theaters. Universal’s spy thriller The 355, which stars Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, and Diane Kruger, has been pushed back a year, setting its new release date in January 2022. The 355 is the latest film to vacate the winter release calendar amid surging coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Variety reports that Universal has delayed The 355 release date by a year, pushing back the female-led heist thriller from its initial Janua...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Movies, Amc, Disney, Tom Hanks, Morocco, Paris, Shanghai, Universal, Cia, Penélope Cruz, Cannes, Variety, Mason, Diane Kruger

Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o Spy Thriller ‘The 355’ Moves Back a Year

Universal’s “The 355,” a female-led heist thriller starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o and Diane Kruger, has pushed its release date back a year. The movie was initially set to open in theaters on Jan. 15, 2021, and will now debut on Jan. 14, 2022. Simon Kinberg directed “The 355” from a script he wrote with […]
Tags: News, Universal, Diane Kruger, Simon Kinberg, 355, Jessica Chastain Lupita Nyong

Channing Tatum Is Set to Star in a Monster Movie From 21 Jump Street Directors, Lord and Miller

Cue “The Boys are Back in Town.” Channing Tatum is reuniting with his very funny former directors on 21 Jump Street, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, for another film. A monster movie. Read more...
Tags: Science, Channing Tatum, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Monsters, Miller, Dark Universe, Universalmonsters

Universal Monster Comedy Will Reunite Channing Tatum With Phil Lord & Chris Miller

The Universal monster revival continues. After failing miserably with the interconnected Dark Universe, Universal has bounced back with The Invisible Man and plans for future standalone films. The latest entry is an untitled Unititled Monster Project being developed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Details are vague for the moment, but we do know that the film will reunite Lord and Miller with 21 Jump Street Star Channing Tatum. Deadline has the scoop on the Untitled Monster Comedy coming from...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Horror, Elizabeth Banks, Channing-Tatum, Magic Mike, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Bill Condon, Miller, Abbott

Lord, Miller & Tatum Reunite for Universal’s Untitled Monster Project

Lord, Miller & Tatum reunite for Universal’s untitled monster project It’s been six years since we last saw Channing Tatum, Phil Lord and Chris Miller properly team up for both The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street and now the trio are reuniting for an untitled monster thriller at Universal Pictures, according to Deadline. RELATED: Lord, Miller, Morales & Fiallo Team for Miami-Set Comedy at Universal PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlon...
Tags: Movies, Natalie Morales, Elizabeth Banks, Miami, Universal, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, MGM, Universal Pictures, Miller, Tatum, Karyn Kusama, Gosling, Dexter Fletcher, David Koepp

Universal Reaches Deal With Canada’s Cineplex Allowing for Early VOD

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group has unveiled a multi-year agreement with Canada’s Cineplex chain to shorten the theatrical window and bring movies more quickly to the home. The pact, announced Friday, mirrors similar agreements that the studio reached on July 28 with AMC Theatres and on Nov. 17 with the Cinemark chain. Under the terms of […]
Tags: News, Canada, Box Office, Amc Theatres, Universal, Cineplex, Cinemark, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, COVID-19

‘Halloween Kills’ Was Screened For a Terminally Ill Fan, and Jamie Lee Curtis Officiated Their Wedding

The Halloween franchise has brought us plenty of horror over the years, but this year, it brought joy to a terminally ill super fan who was given a bittersweet blessing by director David Gordon Green and slasher icon Jamie Lee Curtis. Anthony Woodle is a horror super fan and aspiring director who was diagnosed with Stage IV esophageal cancer in 2019. That means he wasn’t going to be able to see Halloween Kills, the next installment of the reinvigorated franchise that was supposed to be released...
Tags: Halloween, Post, Movies, Horror, Sequels, Universal, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anthony, Brown, Curtis, Charleston South Carolina, Paul Brown, David-Gordon-Green, The Post, Danny McBride, Emilee

Variety Marketing Visionary Award Winners at Universal Pictures Look Back on a Year of Bold Moves

Over the course of the global pandemic, Universal Pictures was the first studio to bypass theaters and release select films via streaming, strike the only deals with major exhibitors to shorten the theatrical window, and introduce a new hybrid window that straddles theaters and homes. That’s why 2020 will be remembered as a year full […]
Tags: Spotlight, Universal, Universal Pictures, Dwight Caines, Michael Moses, Simon Hewlett, Visionaries Impact Report

‘Old’: M. Night Shyamalan Wraps Production on His Latest Thriller

M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Glass) has completed principal photography on Old, his upcoming thriller which is based on a French graphic novel. The project started shooting back in late September and wrapped this past weekend. Here’s what we know about it so far. Wrapped production on @oldthemovie It was an incredible experience. Beyond grateful to the people of the Dominican Republic who were so caring & welcoming. It is one of the most beautiful countries filled with the sweetest p...
Tags: Movies, Old, Thriller, Universal, Dominican Republic, Philly, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Shyamalan, M.-Night-Shyamalan, Vicky Krieps, Ken Leung, Thomasin McKenzie Jojo Rabbit, Pierre Oscar Levy, Frederik Peeters, Eliza Scanlen Little Women Sharp, Alex Wolff Hereditary Abbey Lee Mad Max

Everything You Need to Know About Universal and Cinemark’s Early VOD Deal

On Monday, Universal Pictures gave theater owners another shove toward the future of moviegoing. The Hollywood studio struck a second deal with a major theater chain, this time Cinemark, to shorten the theatrical window and bring movies more quickly to the home. Under the terms of the agreement, Universal can put new movies on premium […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Amc, Universal, Universal Pictures, Cinemark

Universal and Cinemark Strike a Deal for Shortened Theatrical Window – Here’s What You Need to Know

Several months after Universal Filmed Entertainment Group signed a deal with AMC Theatres, the company has now signed a separate deal with Cinemark Theatres with a different set of details giving movies a shortened theatrical window. Here’s what you need to know. According to Deadline, Universal has signed a multi-year deal with Cinemark, the third most popular movie theater chain in the United States (behind AMC and Regal). The new deal provides a 17 day theatrical window for every theatrica...
Tags: Movies, Amc, United States, Box Office, Exhibition, Amc Theatres, Universal, Deadline, Focus Features, Cinemark, Business and Industry News, Mark Zoradi, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres, Deadline Universal

Following AMC Deal, Universal Is Partnering With Another Major Theater Chain

AMC isn’t the only theater chain Universal will have a special arrangement with.
Tags: Amc, Religion, Universal

Judd Apatow Heads to Netflix for Comedy Set During the Pandemic

The United States is in the midst of a massive third wave of the coronavirus pandemic just as the holiday season begins to ramp up, and even with some promising recent developments about potential vaccines, one thing remains certain: COVID will be with us for a while longer yet. Not only in our day-to-day existence, but also in the movies we consume. Case in point: a new report says that Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) has found his next directing project, and it will be a comedy film set ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Netflix, United States, Universal, Staten Island, Judd-Apatow, Deadline, Brady, Apatow, Maria Bamford, Old Virgin, Coronavirus, Bigger Longer Uncut Team America, Pam-Brady, Deadline Apatow

Tom Hanks-Led ‘News of the World’ May Debut Internationally on Netflix

News of the World may reach the rest of the world before it reaches the States. The Paul Greengrass period drama starring Tom Hanks is currently working through a deal that would give its overseas distribution to Netflix, which would release the film on its streaming service internationally. Universal is still planning to release the film theatrically in the U.S. this December. Deadline reports that Universal is currently making a deal to give the overseas distribution of News of the World t...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Drama, Amc, Western, World, Tom-Hanks, Netflix, Paul-Greengrass, News Of The World, Universal, Paramount, Phillips, Kidd, Hanks, Greengrass

Netflix Buys International Rights to Tom Hanks’ ‘News of the World’

Universal Pictures is selling international distribution rights to the upcoming Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass film “News of the World” to Netflix. Universal still plans to release the western drama in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day. It’s unclear when the film will be available on Netflix in international territories, but it will likely be in […]
Tags: News, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Paul Greengrass, News Of The World, Universal, Universal Pictures, Netflix Universal

Freaky Star Vince Vaughn on How He Embodied Both a Teenage Girl and a Serial Killer

For his new film Freaky, co-writer and director Christopher Landon knew only one person could play the lead role of a psycho killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl. That person was Vince Vaughn.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Horror, Universal, Vince Vaughn, Blumhouse, Freaky, Christopher Landon, Kathryn Newton

‘The Scorpion King’ is Being Resurrected by Dwayne Johnson, Will Be Set in Modern Day

The Scorpion King will rise again, though not with Dwayne Johnson sporting the leather armor. Instead, Johnson is working his magic behind the camera, producing a new Scorpion King reboot for Universal, with Straight Outta Compton scribe Jonathan Herman set to pen the script. Universal is currently on the hunt for a new lead star and a director. Deadline reports that Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions are resurrecting The Scorpion King, developing a reboot that will be penned ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, Universal, Johnson, Deadline, Remakes, Garcia, Action/Adventure, Jonathan Herman, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Scorpion King, Instead Johnson, The Scorpion King, Compton Johnson

Chris Pratt to Star in Russo Brothers-Produced Remake of Vietnamese Action-Comedy ‘Saigon Bodyguards’

Chris Pratt will be reuniting with the Russo brothers, who directed the Guardians of the Galaxy star in Avengers: Infinity War, to star in an English-language remake of the Vietnamese action-comedy hit Saigon Bodyguards. Pratt will be starring opposite Wu Jing, the star of the Chinese action franchise phenomenon Wolf Warrior. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures has landed the rights to Saigon Bodyguards, the 2016 Vietnamese action-comedy following two professional bodyguards who acciden...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Universal, Jackie Chan, Chris Pratt, Remakes, Universal Pictures, Joe, Saigon, Mosul, Pratt, Buster Keaton, Tucker

Theme parks up, e-commerce down. Stocks scrambled by coronavirus vaccine

Vaccine’s promise changes traders’ bets on Wall Street (STAFF GRAPHIC) Daily stock market gyrations should be taken with a dose of skepticism but Wall Street on Monday, Nov. 9, offered a window into what industries could be helped — and hurt — by a possible return to pre-pandemic life. News that Pfizer’s test vaccine proved safe and 90% effective in its latest trials boosted the drugmaker’s shares 8% Yet but far larger gains were found in companies far removed from medicine that have been har...
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, Business, California, Wall Street, Amc, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Netflix, Soccer, Delta, Roku, Pfizer, Universal, Disneyland

New Jordan Peele Horror Movie Arriving in Summer 2022

Last October, word broke that Universal inked a five-year first-look deal with Jordan Peele, with plans for Peele to write, produce, and direct at least two movies. Now, we have an update on when we’ll see the first of those films: July 22, 2022. While we don’t know what the film will be about it, Universal is calling it a “horror event title,” which is exciting enough on its own. With Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele created two of the most interesting horror movies of the 21st century. And now...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Horror, Cbs, Universal, Peele, Jordan Peele, Wes Craven, Release Dates, Lovecraft Country, Nia DaCosta

Freaky Is Fun, But Familiar

Body-swap horror comedy Freaky is the perfect distraction from the real-life horror show known as 2020. The film is clever, funny, gross, all the things you could want in a piece of entertainment: it’s also a tad disposable and obvious. Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Universal, Vince Vaughn, Blumhouse, Freaky, Christopher Landon, Kathryn Newton, Slasher Movies, Body Swapping

AMC is up 80% as movie-theater stocks stocks surge after Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is effective

A view outside AMC 34th Street 14 movie theater during the coronavirus pandemic on May 14, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images Stocks for AMC Theatres and Cinemark Theatres surged on Monday following optimistic coronavirus vaccine news from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. AMC shares were up 80% and Cinemark shares were up 40%. Disney shares were also up 10%. It's a rare bit of good news for the movie-theater industry, which has been devastated by the pandemic. Other major cha...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Amc, Disney, US, Trends, Pfizer, Amc Theatres, Universal, Cineworld, Warner Bros, Pixar, Universal Pictures

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Wraps Filming, Colin Trevorrow and Cast Celebrate

Jurassic World: Dominion has had a long road to the screen. The third movie in the Jurassic World continuation of the Jurassic Park franchise has been hit by delays and temporary pauses amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with a shoot spanning nine months as the production implemented a variety of on-set measures to keep the cast and crew safe. But finally, filming has come to an end, which director Colin Trevorrow marked with a new set photo featuring the cast and crew of the highly anti...
Tags: Images, Hollywood, Movies, Thriller, Sequels, Universal, Laura Dern, Chris Pratt, Colin Trevorrow, Richard Attenborough, Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Bayona, Sam-Neill, Dominion, Action/Adventure

Cinemark Allowing Shortened Theatrical Windows for Movies on a Case-By-Case Basis Starting This Month

Movie theaters are still having a tough time right now, so some of the major chains are doing whatever they can in order to better their financial situation. AMC Theatres got some help from a deal they struck with Universal that not only shortened the theatrical window to 17 days but gave theaters some of the VOD revenue when the movie was available to rent digitally at home. Now, it seems Cinemark is the latest chain looking to allow shortened theatrical windows during this unprecedented situa...
Tags: New York, Movies, Los Angeles, Amc Theatres, Universal, Kevin Costner, Indiewire, Cinemark, Freaky, Business and Industry News, Mark Zoradi, The Croods 2, Let Him Go, COO Sean Gamble, VOD Cinemark, National Association of Theatre Owners Opening

‘News of the World’ Featurette: Tom Hanks Tells Us a Story

“I love listening to a great story as much as I like telling one,” Tom Hanks says in a brand new News of the World featurette. In director Paul Greengrass‘s western, Hanks plays a storyteller of sorts: his character reads the news to folks in small towns who are so disconnected from world events that they might never hear updates from the “outside world” otherwise. Check out some new footage in the featurette below. News of the World Featurette My favorite part of this video is Hanks’ op...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Western, Tom-Hanks, Paul-Greengrass, News Of The World, Universal, Video Clips, Kidd, Johanna, Hanks, Movie Marketing, Jefferson Kyle Kidd Hanks, Johanna Helena Zengel

‘The People Under the Stairs’ Remake Coming From Producer Jordan Peele

The People Under the Stairs, Wes Craven’s 1991 over-the-top horror flick that takes aim at the Reagan era, is getting a remake courtesy of Jordan Peele. Peele will produce the People Under the Stairs remake for Universal, and while some Wes Craven fans may initially be resistant to such an idea, the fact of the matter is that the original People Under the Stairs is a movie with good ideas and poor execution. There’s room for improvement. Jordan Peele is setting his sights on The People Un...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Reagan, Universal, Remakes, Trump, Ronald, Rosenfeld, Peele, Nancy Reagan, Jordan Peele, Wes-Craven, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, Jordan Peele Peele, The People Under the Stairs

‘Us’ Honest Trailer: This Movie Raises a Lot of Questions, But We Really Don’t Care

After the massive success of Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut with Get Out, the anticipation was high for his follow-up. Even though Us was critically acclaimed, for some general audiences, despite the palpable tension and terror, it felt too complex to have a clear message and raised a lot of questions in the final act. How many questions? Well, the Us Honest Trailer lays a lot of them out for…us. Us Honest Trailer Just like the movie has a ton of exposition at the end of it, this Hones...
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Mondo Releasing Four Universal Monsters Puzzles for Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon

It’s going to be a graveyard smash over at Mondo, who are releasing four Universal Monsters puzzles this December. The puzzles, which feature Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, and Creature from the Black Lagoon, are designed by beloved poster artist Francesco Francavilla, whose classic designs have been transformed into gorgeous 1,000-piece puzzles. Mondo is putting on a monster mash — a Universal Monster mash, that is. The pop culture apparel company is debuting four Universal Monsters p...
Tags: Art, Movies, Universal, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Frankenstein, Dracula, Black Lagoon, Bela, Lon Chaney Jr, Universal Monsters, The-Wolf-Man, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, Francesco Francavilla, Wolf Man Dracula, Francavilla