Chris Pratt Pets A Baby Dinosaur In The First ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Footage

From our Jurassic family to yours. @FilmBayona @PrattPrattPratt @BryceDHoward @LeDoctor #FALLENKINGDOM — Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) November 22, 2017Colin Trevorrow didn’t direct Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to his billion dollar-grossing Jurassic World. (The Orphanage‘s J.A. Bayona did; Trevorrow should be used to that by now.) But he did share the first footage from the film on … [Read more...]

Pixar’s John Lasseter Takes A Leave Of Absence Due To Allegations Of Harassment

Getty Image John Lasseter has been with Pixar from the beginning, and has been the creative mind and driving force behind Toy Story and ultimately much of Disney’s current success with feature animation. But it appears Lasseter will be leaving Pixar, if only temporarily, after releasing a statement that vaguely mentions “missteps.” The Hollywood Reporter received a copy of Lasseter’s statement to Pixar’s employees, … [Read more...]

The 2018 Spirit Award Nominations Feature The Cream Of The Indie Film Crop

A24 While nowhere near as prestigious as the Academy Awards, the Spirit Awards have carved themselves out a well-respected niche by consistently giving statues to worthy independent films and actors overlooked by the bigger awards shows. Now the nominations for this year have been named by Film Independent and as usual, there’s a lot of great movies included that you really need to check out. The fantastic Call Me By Your Name leads the … [Read more...]

Cheers And Jeers: UFC Fight Night Sydney

Getty Image Cheers: Frank Camacho Vs. Damien Brown. My God, was this was a fight. These guys were just standing in front of each other throwing hammers. Honestly, I’d rather get hit with a hammer than what these guys got hit with in this fight. Not since the days of Don Frye have two men expressed such a disregard for future CTE. This was one of the most deserving “fight of the night” bonuses I’ve seen in a long time. How … [Read more...]

This Week In Posters: Spacey Erased, An Oprah In Time, And Double The Rock

IMPA This week in This Week In Posters, we begin with Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World, which, if you’ll remember, is the movie Kevin Spacey got deleted from a month before the release. Now I have to wonder: did he also get deleted from the poster? Like did there used to be another person in this? Because right now it looks like they’re all taking pictures of a mole on Michelle Williams’ shoulder. [all posters via … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: The Silver Lining For The Weak ‘Justice League’ Opening

WB The critically reviled Batman vs. Superman opened in March of last year with $160 million. Suicide Squad opened with $133 million. Wonder Woman opened with $103 million, and more recently, Thor: Ragnarok opened with $122 million. Comparatively speaking, the $96 million opening of Justice League — a movie that’s been a decade in the making and that cost upwards of $300 million to produce — is hugely disappointing. It’s … [Read more...]

This Week In Content

A24 We consume an insane amount of media content every week. Sometimes I have time to write about all of it, sometimes not. Here’s the run down, Cliff’s Notes style.  Movies: Lady Bird: Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut set in her home town of Sacramento. Loved it. Contender for best of the year. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri: In Bruges director Michael McDonaugh’s third feature, starring a cast of heavy hitters. … [Read more...]

The Breakdown: The ‘Rampage’ Trailer Pits The Rock Against A Giant Gorilla, Finally

Why are we just now making a movie about The Rock doing battle with a group of world-destroying giant mutated animals? How did it take us this long to figure that out? It was so obvious, in hindsight. Of course, there should be a movie about The Rock doing battle with a group of world-destroying giant mutated animals. We should be on the third film in the franchise, to be honest. At the very least, it should have happened before the Baywatch … [Read more...]

Frotcast 351: The Bad Comedy Men, With Drew Magary

The Orchard– Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as). You can also listen on Stitcher. Columnist Drew Magary (also of Deadspin and the Deadcast) wrote in GQ this week, “Why are all the comedy men so awful?” And was immediately deluged with indignant comedy men, averring that they were not defensive. … [Read more...]

Martin McDonagh’s Provocations Seem Well-Worn In ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Fox Searchlight If you look at the IMDb stills from Martin McDonagh’s first short film, “Six Shooter,” you can find a picture of Brendan Gleeson holding a pistol up to the head of a bunny. McDonagh’s first full-length feature, In Bruges, notably featured a scene of Colin Farrell karate chopping a racist dwarf. Which is to say, McDonagh’s work has not traditionally been characterized by the subtle (which was part of … [Read more...]

How Alcon Entertainment Hand-Delivered ‘Blade Runner 2049’ To A Dying Man

Ben Kaplan/WB If you’re a Frotcast listener you already know the gist of this story, but for everyone else, the background is this: Our original podcast co-founder, Ben Kaplan, has been sick with cancer for the past few years. It started out as a testicle lump, went away and came back a few times; he lost a testicle first, then a kidney, his gall bladder, and part of his colon (he wrote about part of his journey). Ultimately, none of it … [Read more...]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ TV Spots Grant Permission To Blow Something Up

Via Disney Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits screens in less than a month (!), which means we have several new TV spots with little bits of previously unseen footage here and there. For example, the first TV spot below shows some of the chemistry between Oscar Isaac and Carrie Fisher with this dialogue: Poe Dameron: “Permission to jump in an X-Wing and blow something up?” General Leia Organa: “Permission granted.” New goal: … [Read more...]

That ‘Deadpool 2’ Teaser Had Some Great Easter Eggs And May Have Revealed The Villain

Via Fox On Wednesday, Deadpool declared his love of cocaine and channeled Bob Ross to debut the first footage from Deadpool 2. The back half of that teaser was chock-full of Easter eggs and references, and it may have even revealed the film’s villain (more on that in a moment). Did you pay close attention to the end credits on the teaser? Fox loves jamming funny stuff into end credits, and these listed an amazing crew including Dalton on … [Read more...]