The Trailer For The Year’s Scariest Movie Caused Chaos Before A Kid-Filled ‘Peter Rabbit’ Screening

A24 One minute, you’re a carefree child who’s waiting to see an animated bunny; the next, you’re forever traumatized by the trailer for the year’s scariest movie. If you were one of the 40 or so kids at the April 25th screening of Peter Rabbit at Event Cinemas in Innaloo, Australia, you (and your future-therapy-paying parents) were in for quite the surprise when the trailer for Hereditary started playing. The A24 horror … [Read more...]

George R.R. Martin Confirms The Wait For ‘The Winds Of Winter’ Will Continue

HBO I have good and bad Game of Thrones news. The good: George R.R. Martin has finished Fire and Blood, which covers the “monumental history” of the Targaryen family. “It’s a hefty book, almost a thousand manuscript pages,” the author wrote on his new website (R.I.P. LiveJournal aliens). “This first volume covers all the Targaryen kings from Aegon I (the Conquerer) to the regency of Aegon III (the Dragonbane), along … [Read more...]

John Travolta Is An Unrecognizably Creepy Stalker In The Fred Durst-Directed ‘Moose’

Getty Image Quentin Tarantino revived John Travolta’s then-fledgling career with Pulp Fiction, which led to high-profile roles in Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, and Face/Off. But following 2000’s mind-numbing Battlefield Earth, Travolta, who was once one of the most famous actors on the planet, went into another funk. By the early 2010s, he was starring in direct-to-DVD-worthy titles like The Forger and Killing Season, which Wikipedia … [Read more...]

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Could Break Some All-Time Box Office Records This Weekend

MARVEL Avengers: Infinity War is going to make a lot of money. That’s a given, even with a rumored $300 million budget. But Marvel and Disney don’t want “a lot of money,” they want all the money the way Thanos wants all the Infinity Stones, and based on early estimates, they’re going to be satisfied come Monday. Early estimates have Infinity War tracking at $216 million-$235 million at the domestic box office and … [Read more...]

The Beautiful ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ 70mm Reissue Gets A Very Modern Trailer

To celebrate 50 years of monolith parodies, Warner Bros. is debuting an impressive 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey at the Cannes Film Festival before taking the film on the road to select theaters. The re-release has the backing of Dunkirk director (and 70mm enthusiast) Christopher Nolan, who explained, “For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made … [Read more...]

Daveed Diggs Is A Force To Be Reckoned With In The Intense ‘Blindspotting’ Trailer

Daveed Diggs, best known for appearing in the original run of Hamilton and his too-short stint on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is about to be everywhere. The actor booked a lead role in TNT’s Snowpiercer, based on Bong Joon-ho’s movie of the same name, and he’s also the star of Blindspotting, which played to strong reviews at the Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest. Directed by Carlos López Estrada and written by … [Read more...]

Netflix’s Plan To Increase Its Oscar Chances Reportedly Involves Buying Movie Theaters

Netflix It’s Netflix’s version of the “roll safe” meme: to get your movies played in a movie theater, you need to buy the theater. The Los Angeles Times reports that the streaming service, which is currently locked in a feud with the Cannes Film Festival over day-to-date releases, has “explored the idea of buying movie theaters in Los Angeles and New York that would allow it to screen its growing pipeline of feature … [Read more...]

Charlize Theron Wants To Return For A ‘Fury Road’ Spinoff, But There’s A Problem

WARNER BROS. Every day is a lovely day for more Mad Max: Fury Road, but a sequel isn’t coming for a while, if at all. Director George Miller is engaged in an ugly court battle with Warner Bros. over unpaid earnings for his 2015 Best Picture nominee. “The director’s production company, Kennedy Miller Mitchell, has claimed in a document… that the studio acted in a ‘high-handed, insulting, or reprehensible’ … [Read more...]

Steven Spielberg Is Directing His First Superhero Movie, DC’s ‘Blackhawk’

Getty Image Steven Spielberg has made war movies, horror movies, alien movies, animated movies, dinosaur movies, biopics, period pieces, and (soon) musicals. There’s one genre he hasn’t tackled, though: superheroes. But after realizing that $10 billion isn’t nearly as cool as $11 billion, the prolific visionary signed up to direct Blackhawk, based on the DC comic of the same name. (Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film, … [Read more...]

‘Hereditary’ Gets An Unnerving New Trailer Centered On Horror’s Next Great Creepy Kid

With all due respect to the wildly entertaining A Quiet Place, the year’s best horror movie isn’t out yet. Hereditary — which comes from the same producer as The Witch: A New-England Folktale — is terrifying, unnerving, and filled with creeping dread. It’s really, really good, and as you can see in the trailer above, a great showcase for Milly Shapiro. The young actress plays Charlie, a.k.a. the clicking girl, whose passions … [Read more...]

The Netflix Vs. Cannes Film Festival Feud Has Gotten ‘Very Violent’

NETFLIX If you’ve somehow ignored the Peak Film Twitter brouhaha between Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival, here’s a brief summary: Netflix had two movies at Cannes in 2017, but none this year because there’s a law that says all movies released in France must have theatrical runs, and Netflix is unwilling to show their titles out of competition, which runs “completely contrary to the spirit of any film festival in the … [Read more...]

The New ‘Incredibles 2’ Trailer Reveals The Sequel’s Supervillain

Not much has changed for the Parr family since The Incredibles came out 14 years ago, except Elastigirl has a new job as the public face of superheroes, Mr. Incredible is a stay-at-home dad, and Jack-Jack is sneezing fire and shooting laser beams from his eyes. There’s also a new super-villain in town: Screenslaver, who, in the trailer above, has an important announcement. We never find out what the message is, but hopefully it’s that … [Read more...]

Sandra Bullock And Rihanna Plan A Heist In The Star-Studded ‘Ocean’s 8’ Trailer

“We will not be the prime suspects.” Those are the famous last words for all prime suspects, but Sandra Bullock hopes to have better luck in Ocean’s 8, which takes the template set up in Ocean’s Eleven film series — attractive people plan a robbery — and flips the gender. Now, instead of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Hollywood hunk Carl Reiner robbing Andy Garcia, it’s Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah … [Read more...]