’12 Strong’ Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Rides Into Battle Against the Taliban

In the 12 Strong trailer, one of the things the soldiers carries into the hunt for the Taliban is a piece of rubble from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. “This is from the towers. You carry that with you,” William Fichtner’s Colonel Mulholland solemnly declares as he hands the small piece to Chris Hemsworth‘s Captain Mitch Nelson. And with that, Nelson and his U.S. Special Forces team are given “a reason why” … [Read more...]

Rashida Jones Clarifies Her ‘Toy Story 4’ Departure Amid John Lasseter Misconduct Allegations

In the fallout from John Lasseter‘s announcement that he is stepping down from Pixar amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Rashida Jones has clarified the reason for her departure from the writing team of Toy Story 4. The Hollywood Reporter article that initially revealed the allegations of Lasseter’s alleged sexual harassment of female employees claimed that the reason that Jones and her writing partner, Will McCormack, left the … [Read more...]

Fork Yes: ‘The Good Place’ Season 3 is Happening

Maybe this isn’t such a Bad Place after all. Because someone must be looking out for us for Mike Schur‘s high-concept comedy The Good Place to be renewed for season 3. Starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, the wacky half-hour series is easily one of the best comedy shows on TV right now, tackling existential angst with a screwball sensibility — and it’s only upped its game in season 2 after the first season presented an … [Read more...]

How the ‘Avatar’ Sequels Shoot Underwater Mo-Cap According to James Cameron

Avatar 2 will finally hit movie theaters in 2020, 11 years after the first Avatar was released in 2009 and three years after the great SNL sketch poking fun at Avatar‘s font. The primary reason for the decade-long delay? The technology required to film director James Cameron‘s ambitious vision of a world submerged in water didn’t quite exist yet. So they invented it. Cameron had been hinting for years about his grand plan to set … [Read more...]

‘Justice League’ Projected to Lose Warner Bros. $50-100 Million

Rather than heralding a new Age of Heroes for Warner Bros., it looks like Justice League has only brought doom to the studio’s bank accounts. The superhero ensemble is projected to lose Warner Bros. up to $50-100 million, based on estimates of the Justice League’s costly production and marketing budget, and its meager box office performance on opening weekend. Justice League was meant to be a turning point for DC’s cinematic universe after it … [Read more...]

How MoviePass Plans to Survive the Holiday Rush

MoviePass continues its uphill battle as the movie ticket subscription service faces its biggest obstacle yet: the holiday movie season. Well, the biggest at the moment, as we wait to see if the legal actions that AMC that threatened to take against MoviePass remain just a threat. For now the fledgling company has to face its biggest challenge yet as MoviePass gears up for holiday box office movie season and faces down the overwhelming force of … [Read more...]

HBO’s Cinemax and Sky Enlists ‘The Raid’ Director Gareth Evans for Gangland Drama

After making a splash with his relentless action films The Raid and The Raid 2 and preparing to jump to the blockbuster big leagues with the upcoming Deathstroke, director Gareth Evans is making his first foray into the small screen. This time, Evans is tackling a gangland drama set in contemporary London for HBO’s Cinemax and Sky networks.Titled Gangs of London, the drama is unrelated to the PSP video game of the same name, according to … [Read more...]

Harley Quinn is Getting Her Own Animated Series

Harley Quinn is back, baby, and this time she’s getting the spotlight all to herself. The Batman villain and Hot Topic bestseller is getting an animated series to call her own, in the form of a half-hour action-comedy on DC Comics’ untitled streaming service. The series, titled Harley Quinn, will follow the adorable psychopath after she’s rightly severed ties with her abusive and equally iconic ex, the Joker. Because there can … [Read more...]

Batman Will Appear in the ‘Flashpoint’ Movie, Geoff Johns Confirms

Call it Justice League 1.5: Flashpoint will now boast more than half of the members of the Justice League, with Batman joining Wonder Woman and Cyborg in a feature appearance in the reworked solo Flash film. With the Dark Knight’s inclusion in the adaptation of the massive crossover event that rebooted the DC Comics, it adds to chatter that Flashpoint could usher in a new era for the DC Extended Universe. That is, if Warner Bros. is still … [Read more...]

Those ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Crystal Foxes Have a Name; Learn How They Were Designed

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi crystal foxes didn’t grab out attention as much as the made-for-merchandising Porgs, but they were eye-catching all the same. Sharp, ethereal ears. Glowing, iridescent fur. And an eerie similarity to Pokemon designs. The fox officially has a name, and it’s called a vulptex. The plural, vulptices. Sound familiar? Well, it’s only a few letters off from a very similar-looking Pokemon called Vulpix. … [Read more...]

‘Phantom Thread’ Trailer Announces Sneak Previews in Los Angeles and New York

Just as suddenly as Paul Thomas Anderson‘s mystery movie dropped its title and released a trailer, it is announcing special sneak preview screenings to be held in Los Angeles and New York. Phantom Thread reunites star Daniel Day-Lewis‘ with Anderson a decade after their award-winning masterpiece There Will be Blood, and carries the additional burden of reportedly being Day-Lewis’ last film before his retirement — hence the air … [Read more...]

Videos of the Day: J.J. Abrams and Paul Rudd Dish out ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man’ Details on HBO’s ‘Night of Too Many Stars’

HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars, a live benefit that supports programs that aid people with autism, lived up to its name, using its star-studded line-up to tease spoilers for the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode IX and Ant-Man and the Wasp. The first came in the form of an auction, in which Episode IX director J.J. Abrams — returning to the franchise after reviving it with Star Wars: The Force Awakens — sold details of the plot to the … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Tambor Leaves ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Three weeks after Amazon launched an investigation into two separate sexual harassment claims, star Jeffrey Tambor announced that he is leaving Transparent. The Amazon comedy-drama series became the subject of scrutiny after Tambor’s former assistant and transgender actress Van Barnes accused the actor of repeatedly engaging in inappropriate behavior towards her in early November. A week later, transgender actress and Transparent … [Read more...]