Sofia Coppola to Reteam with Bill Murray for On the Rocks

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While everyone continues to wonder and speculate about whether Bill Murray could be convinced to return for another Ghostbusters movie, we can confirm in the meantime that he will be reteaming another well-known collaborator in the near future. Murray has reportedly signed on to star in Sofia Coppola’s next film On the Rocks alongside Rashida Jones. This is the first project in the recently announced partnership between Apple and A24 Films and Murray’s third project with Coppola. Hit the jump for more info.

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Glass, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, An Acceptable Loss

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The first highly anticipated release of the year hits theatres this weekend as M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass arrives, concluding an unlikely trilogy that began with Unbreakable and Split. The movie is on track to be one of the biggest January debuts ever, although mixed reviews could potentially hold it back (especially if audiences end up agreeing with critics on this one). The only other sort of major release is the animated film Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which opened on over 1000 screens on Wednesday night but is continuing to play in a smaller number of theatres throughout the weekend. In limited release, we also have Paraguayan drama The Heiresses, Joe Chappelle’s thriller An Acceptable Loss and Adult Life Skills starring Jodie Whittaker. What will you be watching this weekend?

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Trailer

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After the success of the first two John Wick films, it should come as no surprise that Keanu Reeves is back for a third installment this year — especially if you’ve seen the cliffhanger ending of the last film. Chapter 3 picks up where the last chapter left off with John on the run in New York City having been ex-communicated from the secret society of assassins who operate out of The Continental. This time around he seeks help from Halle Berry and apparently rides horseback, in addition to getting in the usual gun fights and breaking a lot of glass. Directed once again by Chad Stahelski, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum hits theatres on May 17th; check out the first trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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High Flying Bird Trailer: Steven Soderbergh’s Basketball Drama for Netflix

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We already knew that Steven Soderbergh was working on a movie about the Panama Papers for Netflix that will likely be released later in the year, but this week they have dropped a trailer for a second Soderbergh project that will arrive next month. High Flying Bird stars André Holland as a sports agent who, upon finding his livelihood threatened by an NBA lockout, decides to take on a risky business proposition in order to put the sport back in the hands of the players. Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), this is a sports drama that looks to take place mostly off the court, delving more into the business side of things and the power structures of professional sports. High Flying Bird co-stars Zazie Beetz, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan and Bill Duke and it arrives on Netflix on Feb. 8th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Ghostbusters 3 Teaser Trailer

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Following up on yesterday’s announcement that Jason Reitman is directing a brand new Ghostbusters sequel, there is now also short teaser trailer to go with it. Obviously there are no actual Ghostbusters to see since the cast is still unannounced, but it gives us just a hint of where the story might pick up again. It does, however, rely pretty heavily on Elmer Bernstein’s score for the original film to evoke some nostalgic goosebumps. The untitled Ghostbusters sequel is expected to hit theatres in summer 2020; check out the teaser after the jump and see what you think.

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #692: Vice

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0:00 – Intro: The Veto System
23:55 – Review: Vice
50:10 – Headlines: Jason Reitman to Direct New Ghostbusters Sequel
59:55 – Top 5: Most Anticipated Movies of 2019
1:17:30 – Other Stuff We Watched: Coming to America, A Star is Born, Pop Fun to Play, American Animals, Blindspotting, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, They Shall Not Grow Old, Overnight, Private Life, The Tale, Paddington 2, Dial Code Santa Claus
1:54:00 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:56:50 – Outro

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Jason Reitman to Direct a New Ghostbusters Sequel

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After the box office disappointment of Paul Feig’s 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, it was unclear what the future might hold for Ghostbusters fans. At the time, Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd had been very ambitious and formed a production company called Ghost Corps to oversee a whole universe of Ghostbusters movies, but their other projects (which included an all-male reboot and an animated series called Ghostbusters: Ecto Force) were put on hold. Last we heard, a Ghostbusters animated feature was still in development, but now this week they have gone and dropped a pretty major bombshell: Jason Reitman will take on the mantle from his father and direct a brand new sequel set in the original Ghostbusters universe. Reitman had this to say about the announcement:

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Film Junk’s Best of 2018 Lists

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Just to put the finishing touches on our 2018 year in review, we’ve gone ahead and collected all of our top 10 lists and honourable mentions in one handy place. If you want to hear the full discussion of these lists, however, you’ll have to listen to our year end podcast. As a bonus, we have also added some year end lists from both Nuno and Scott, so be sure to give it a look. What were your favourite movies of 2018?

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Dan Trachtenberg to Direct Uncharted Movie

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There are few movie projects currently in development that have been through as many directors and writers as Sony’s Uncharted adaptation. Based on the popular video game series developed by Naughty Dog, we’ve been hearing about this project for over a decade now with names like David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Joe Carnahan and Shawn Levy all attached at one point or another. Most recently, we had heard that the movie would be a prequel to the games with Tom Holland signing on to star as a young Nathan Drake. Now this week director Dan Trachtenberg has climbed aboard the project as well. Hit the jump for more info.

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Christopher McQuarrie Signs On for Two More Mission: Impossible Sequels

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Before Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol came out in back in 2011, there was a lot of talk that it could be Tom Cruise’s final mission and that Jeremy Renner was potentially being groomed to take over the series. Eight years later, however, there have been two more sequels starring Tom Cruise with the most recent, M:I – Fallout, being the most successful of the bunch ($791 million worldwide). Clearly Cruise and his stunt shows are a huge box office draw and now Paramount is putting plans in motion for at least two more installments. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer

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Sony and Marvel just unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. True to its title, the movie finds Peter Parker on a trip to Europe where he encounters trouble in the form of Mysterio (played by Jake Gyllenhaal). Nick Fury is also apparently along for the ride (because why wouldn’t he be?) along with several of Peter’s school friends. Yeah, I guess this trailer could be considered a spoiler for Avengers: Endgame, but let’s be real here… the very existence of the movie is a spoiler. Spider-Man: Far From Home is once again directed by Jon Watts and it hits theatres on July 5th. Check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Final Destination Reboot in the Works

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It’s been 8 years since Final Destination 5 hit theatres, but I think we all knew deep down that it wouldn’t actually be the final Final Destination. The series was one of the most successful horror franchises of the 2000s and served as an accessible thrill ride that had significant reach even outside the usual genre fanbase. Now New Line is setting up a reboot and they’ve got a couple of writers from the Saw franchise on board to help them do it. Hit the jump for more details.

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