A ‘Star Wars’ Tradition Dating Back To The Original Movie Has Been Retired

LUCASFILM “I have a bad feeling about this” (or thereabouts). Lucky number 1138. “May the Force be with you.” These are the phrases and easter eggs that have been in every Star Wars movie, catnip for the hardcore fans. That was the case for the infamous Wilhelm scream, too, until the two most recent films. And now it’s been officially retired. The “Wilhelm scream” sound effect dates back to the … [Read more...]

Adult Beverly In The ‘It’ Sequel Is Likely Who You Think It’s Going To Be

Warner Bros. Pictures Horror is more prone to sequels than any other movie genre, especially when they’re the highest-grossing horror movie of all-time. It: Chapter Two will take place approximately 30 years after the original (with flashbacks to 1989), when the Losers’ Club first encountered Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Bill, Richie, Ben, Mike, Stanley, and Beverly will now be adults, and considering how well It performed at the box … [Read more...]

An Oscar-Nominated Producer Won’t Attend The Ceremony After His Visa Was Denied

Grasshopper Film Kareem Abeed, a producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary Last Men in Aleppo, has been denied a visa to enter the United States and will not be able to attend the Academy Awards ceremony on March 4. The Feras Fayyad-directed film, which is about the Syrian Civil War, is up for Best Documentary Feature against Abacus, Faces Places, Icarus, and Strong Island. “This is to inform you that you have been found ineligible for a visa … [Read more...]

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Dream As A Director Is A Movie Starring Tiffany Haddish And Maya Rudolph

Universal His film Phantom Thread was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (for a now-retired Daniel Day-Lewis), but all Paul Thomas Anderson wants to do is talk about Tiffany Haddish. The Girls Trip star, who had a breakout 2017 and presumably a deluge of offers in 2018, has been in contact with PTA after he recently asked to “cut to the front of the line” to work with her. “I’ve been … [Read more...]

Margot Robbie, Tiffany Haddish, And Kumail Nanjiani Are Among The 2018 Oscars Presenters

Getty Image Presenting an Oscar is a thankless job. You have to read stiff dialogue from a teleprompter, participate in a corny bit, break the hearts of La La Land fans everywhere, or potentially hand over a trophy after you were either a) not nominated, or b) lost to someone else. The best case scenario is you win early, then spend the rest of the ceremony getting fun-buzzed on free champagne in a dress or suit worth tens of thousands of … [Read more...]

Steven Spielberg Slips A Reference To One Of His Best Movies In The New ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer

In previous trailers for Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s expensive-looking adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, we’ve seen references to King Kong, The Iron Giant, Back to the Future, Street Fighter, and Akira. There’s also a legally required dramatically slowed-down cover of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. But outside of Elliott and E.T. flying across the moon in … [Read more...]

The Rock Saves The World From City-Smashing Monsters In The Latest ‘Rampage’ Trailer

You know who’s having a rough go of it lately? The Rock. His recent hardships include: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which is likely to cross the billion-dollar mark at the box office, making it Sony’s third highest-grossing movie ever; his Fast and Furious spin-off is being directed by the guy who gave us John Wick; he’s producing an NBC series; and he’ll somehow land a mathematically impossible jump in Skyscraper. … [Read more...]

Emily Blunt And John Krasinski Can’t Make A Noise In The New ‘A Quiet Place’ Trailer

They’re no Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson, but Emily Blunt and John Krasinski rank high in the Celebrity Couple Power Rankings. The Sicario and The Office stars began dating in 2008 and have appeared in the same movie before (like The Muppets), but never in a starring capacity. That changes in April with the release of A Quiet Place, which Krasinski also directed. A Quiet Place is about a married couple (Blunt and Krasinski) and … [Read more...]

‘Peter Rabbit’ Is Facing Boycott Threats Over A Food Allergy Scene

Sony Pictures Releasing As far as 2018 movies starring a talking CGI animal in a blue coat go, Peter Rabbit is by far the most controversial. (I’d say sorry to Paddington, but he’s too polite to accept my apology.) The James Corden-starring film, which failed to make an impression at the box office but is way better than the trailers would have you believe, includes a scene where the titular rascally rabbit mocks Mr. McGregor’s … [Read more...]

George Lucas Helped Direct A Scene In ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Disney Since selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion (which, in retrospect, could have gone for a lot more), George Lucas has mostly washed his hands of Star Wars. “Mostly,” because he served as a creative consultant on The Force Awakens, and the plot of The Last Jedi was somewhat similar to his early treatment. He also dropped by the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story (we know he’s a fan of the stand-alone films) during … [Read more...]

Tom Cruise Pulls Off His Most ‘Impossible’ Stunt Yet In A New ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Video

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the sixth film in the (obnoxiously; punctuated) Mission: Impossible series. If history (and Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives) has taught us anything, it’s that franchises should not be creatively strong by the time the sixth film rolls around. But Rogue Nation was great, and the same cast and crew is returning for Fallout, including writer and director Christopher McQuarrie and stars Rebecca Ferguson, … [Read more...]

An Un-Sansa Stark-Like Sophie Turner Leaves The North In ‘Josie’ Trailer

It’s been a big day for Game of Thrones news that barely involves Game of Thrones. One of the show’s go-to directors Miguel Sapochnik will oversee Amazon’s Conan series, while showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have been tapped to write and produce a new series of Star Wars movies. As far as the cast is concerned, Peter Dinklage is involved in a silly fan theory involving Doritos (Game of Thrones can’t come back … [Read more...]

Jordan Peele Is Considering A Sequel To ‘Get Out’

BLUMHOUSE Now that recently retired actor Jordan Peele no longer has to dodge phone calls from the producers of The Emoji Movie 2 asking if he wants to play an eggplant, he has a lot of free time on his hands. (Y’know, outside of gearing up for the Oscars, working on The Twilight Zone reboot, and pitching Gremlins 3, hopefully.) And the Key & Peele creator is using it to consider a Get Out sequel. “I will definitely, seriously … [Read more...]