‘Cook Off!’ Trailer: Melissa McCarthy’s Shelved Comedy Finally Makes it to the Table

It’s the heyday of TV series like Chopped and The Great British Bake Off, so it seems like there’s no better time for a mockumentary film about the lives of quirky small-town cooking competitors. Ironically, Melissa McCarthy‘s comedy Cook Off! is a movie that has been long in the development oven, originally made a decade ago before being shelved in 2007. Now Lionsgate has picked up the film and re-edited it for 2017 … [Read more...]

Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ Release Date May Finally Be Revealed

The trailers and ads for The Punisher have been chock full of violence, gore, and intrigue, but they’re all missing one thing: the release date. Marvel and Netflix have been frustratingly withholding of the newest street-hero series’ premiere date, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders. But it may be thanks to an innocuous write-up of the upcoming first season that we may finally know The Punisher … [Read more...]

Darren Aronofsky Embraces ‘mother!’ F CinemaScore: ‘We Wanted to Make a Punk Movie And Come at You’

The “F” rating on CinemaScore is a dubious badge of honor that has been bestowed on few other films — which range from misunderstood, to mismarketed, to just plain terrible. Few filmmakers would rejoice in an audience hating their movie, but Darren Aronofsky isn’t like many other filmmakers. The mother! director knows all about his film’s F CinemaScore — the lowest rating a film can get in a poll of audience reactions — … [Read more...]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is Officially Finished, Rian Johnson Celebrates With a Photo

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is officially done. It may seem like that’s coming down to the wire for the film’s December 2017 release date, but it’s par the course for a blockbuster film that requires so many visual effects to wrap its post-production process around this stage. Now it’s only a matter of time before we get inundated with trailers and ads of the finished product.Director Rian Johnson announced late Thursday on … [Read more...]

Tom Hanks Taps Into His Inner Grumpy Old Guy in ‘A Man Called Ove’ Remake

Cantankerous and Tom Hanks aren’t two things you think would go together, but it looks like they will soon. America’s Dad is going to become America’s Grumpy Next Door Neighbor in The Man Called Ove, an English-language remake of a 2015 Swedish comedy film that Hanks will produce and star in. The story is based on Fredrik Backman‘s best-selling novel of the same name. Hit the jump to learn more about The Man Called Ove … [Read more...]

Dan Harmon Lays Into Sexist ‘Rick and Morty’ Trolls For Harassing Female Writers

Behind every powerful woman are legions of disgruntled male trolls trying to tear her down. It’s unfortunately a common sight on the internet: a female writer, social media personality, or women in the limelight find themselves subject to increasingly violent threats for a misspoken statement or badly-received work. It’s even worse when it’s in a traditionally male sphere, like the case of Rick and Morty‘s new female … [Read more...]

Neil Gaiman Returns to ‘The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror’ in a ‘Coraline’ Parody

The Simpsons are reviving their collaboration with renowned science fiction and horror writer Neil Gaiman for the show’s annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode in a positively purr-fect partnership. But instead of a cameo from an animated version of the author himself, Gaiman will be voicing a character from a familiar story of his.“Treehouse of Horror” is The Simpsons’ most experimental time of the year, each … [Read more...]

‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Season 4 Trailer: More Voltron Action, More Razzle-Dazzle

Merely two months after the third season of Voltron: Legendary Defender premiered on Netflix, a new trailer has already been released, teasing a fourth season that’s even closer on the horizon. Anxiety over the missing fifth Paladin and a new Big Bad have evaporated — for the most part — with the team back together again and ready to give the war against the Galran Empire the ‘ole razzle dazzle. Those are Lance’s words, not … [Read more...]

Matthew Vaughn Wanted to Make a Young Wolverine Movie, Fox Says Wolverine Reboot Still Possible

Matthew Vaughn may already be eyeing a Kingsman trilogy, but back in 2011, he almost helmed an X-Men period-piece trilogy. Or something of the sort. Vaughn launched the floundering X-Men franchise back into relevancy with, ironically, a flash to the past with 2011’s refreshing and bright X-Men: First Class. The superhero movie was set in the 1960s and was anticipated to be the first of several period-set X-Men movies, with a possible sequel … [Read more...]

Sequel Bits: ‘Fast and Furious’ Spin-Off, ‘Jay and Silent Bob’ Reboot, ‘Fuller House’ Season 3, Why Jim Carrey Won’t Do Sequels

In this edition of Sequel Bits:Some trouble in the Fast and Furious family as a spin-off is considered. Transformers concept art, and the return of Sector 7. Jigsaw releases character posters. Jay and Silent Bob reboot will see the return of a Clerks character. The real reason why Jim Carrey won’t do sequels. And more!Could there be trouble brewing in the Fast and Furious family? The action franchise had seen some behind-the-scenes … [Read more...]

Darren Aronofsky Would Have Cast Joaquin Phoenix as Batman; Matthew Vaughn Shares His Optimistic Vision For Superman

Darren Aronofsky‘s Batman pitch was one of the famed projects stewing in development hell for years, cast aside by Warner Bros. executives for being too dark a take on a property that generally attracts families. The project, which Aronofsky worked on with Batman: Year One writer Frank Miller in 1999, envisioned an R-rated Batman who grew up on the streets, fighting villains in a ski mask and wielding brass knuckles. But Aronofsky … [Read more...]

Meet the Fourth Member of the Powerpuff Girls: Bliss

The Powerpuff Girls are adding more sugar, spice, and everything nice to their team. The famous superpowered trio is now a quartet, with the addition of a long-lost sister and the official fourth Powerpuff Girl, Bliss. Returned from years of exile away from her family, Bliss is the older sister of the Powerpuff Girls, created through the same sweet and spicy combination by Professor Utonium — except with the accidental addition of Chemical W … [Read more...]

‘Good Omens’ First Look: David Tennant and Michael Sheen Rock Dyed Hair and Colorful Suits

Monday has arrived with some good omens, indeed. Neil Gaiman, who will be writing and running the miniseries adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett‘s 1990 novel Good Omens, released the first look at stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen in costume as the demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale, respectively. Three words: Blonde. Michael. Sheen.It was an inspired piece of casting for the Amazon and BBC miniseries to bring on Tennant as the … [Read more...]