Trust Trailer: Danny Boyle’s FX Series Goes Deeper on the Getty Kidnapping

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It’s not very often that we get to see two prominent directors take on the same material at almost the exact same time, but that seems to be the case with the upcoming FX series Trust. Directed by Danny Boyle, the show revolves around the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III — which was also the subject of Ridley Scott’s recent movie All the Money in the World. Trust seems to have a slightly different spin on the material, however, exploring the possibility that Getty staged his own kidnapping and also spending a lot more time with Getty Sr. as well. The show stars Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson, Brendan Fraser and Michael Esper and is expected to span multiple seasons, probably further exploring Getty’s rise to fame and fortune. Trust premieres on FX on March 25th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Blumhouse Horror Anthology Series Coming to Hulu

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Anthology TV shows are making a huge comeback as of late, thanks largely to the success of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror but also some recent genre anthology movies as well. In this case, we’re not talking about shows like American Horror Story or Fargo where each season is a new cast and story, we’re talking about the classic anthology format popularized by shows like The Twilight Zone, where each episode is completely standalone. The Twilight Zone itself is set to be revived with the help of Jordan Peele, while reboots of other shows like Tales from the Crypt and Amazing Stories are also in development. Now the highly successful purveyors of low budget horror Blumhouse Productions are getting into the game as well. Hit the jump for more info.

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Teen Titans GO! To The Movies Teaser Trailer

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The success of The Lego Batman Movie has apparently convinced Warner Brothers that there is potential for more theatrically released animated superhero movies, but don’t hold your breath hoping for another Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Instead, they have decided to take the characters from the wacky animated series Teen Titans Go! and give them their own feature-length adventure. Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is definitely pushing the same self-referential humour as the Lego movies and it also apparently features Will Arnett and Kristen Bell in guest roles just to give it a little star power (they are voicing Slade Wilson and Jade Wilson respectively). This is definitely aimed squarely at kids but it’s still kind of cool to see a 2D animated movie getting a wide release. Teen Titans Go! to the Movies hits theatres on July 27th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #642: Phantom Thread and Best of 2017

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0:00 – Intro
14:15 – Review: Phantom Thread
36:20 – Feature: Film Junk’s Top 10 Movies of 2017
1:54:30 – Feature: 4th Annual Junkies
2:43:00 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:43:58 – Outro
2:46:35 – Spoiler Discussion: Phantom Thread

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Eleven from Stranger Things to Play Sherlock Holmes’ Sister in New YA Franchise

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The success of Stranger Things has already helped boost the careers of a few of its stars with Finn Wolfhard starring in Stephen King’s It and David Harbour landing the lead role in the upcoming Hellboy reboot. Now it looks like Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), is set to break out on the big screen as well. She already landed a major role in the upcoming Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of Monsters, and now this week we are hearing that she will headline another new movie franchise being set up at Legendary Entertainment. The franchise will revolve around Enola Holmes, the teenage sister of world famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

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Red Sparrow Trailer #2

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With Marvel seemingly unwilling to give fans a Black Widow solo movie, someone else has gone ahead and beat them to the punch. The upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow finds Jennifer Lawrence playing a young Russian ballerina recruited into a top secret intelligence program (not unlike Natasha Romanoff), although in this case it is based on a book written by retired CIA agent Jason Matthews. With a supporting cast that includes Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Ciaran Hinds and Jeremy Irons, this definitely has potential even if director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire / Mockingjay, I Am Legend) is a bit of a jobber. Red Sparrow hits theatres on March 2nd; check out the new trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Kickboxer: Retaliation Trailer

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The recently rebooted Kickboxer franchise seems to be following in the footsteps of the revived Universal Soldier series, aiming primarily at a home audience and providing Jean-Claude Van Damme fans and action junkies with just enough reason to care about new entries. Kickboxer: Retaliation is the sequel to 2016’s Kickboxer: Vengeance and it finds MMA champ Kurt Sloane (Alain Moussi) being kidnapped and brought back to Thailand for another fight, this time with a beast of a man known as Mongkut (Game of Thrones‘ Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson). With a supporting cast that also includes Christopher Lambert, Mike Tyson, JCVD and several real-life MMA fighters, it’s hard not to be at least a little bit curious. Directed by Dimitri Logothetis (Wings of the Dragon), Kickboxer: Retaliation hits select theatres and VOD on Jan. 26th. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Vin Diesel in Talks for Bloodshot Movie

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Marvel and DC may soon have some comic book competition on the big screen courtesy of Sony Pictures and Valiant Entertainment. A few years ago, the companies announced a major deal to bring some of Valiant’s most popular characters to theatres as part of a five-film shared universe (Valiant supposedly has the third largest library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC). Now they seem to be close to getting the first of these movies off the ground and they are locking down a big name action star to headline it. Vin Diesel is reportedly in talks to play Bloodshot, an amnesiac super soldier enhanced by nanotechnology who eventually seeks retribution. Hit the jump to find out what else we know.

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Blockers Trailer Starring John Cena and Leslie Mann

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After supporting roles in a handful of comedies including Trainwreck, Daddy’s Home, Sisters and Tour de Pharmacy, WWE star John Cena is finally ready to co-headline one of his own. Blockers (short for “Cock Blockers”, duh) is an R-rated comedy about three parents who hatch a plan to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night. Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz play the other two parents and things obviously get out of hand, leading to a car crash and a butt chugging contest. Need I say more? The movie marks the directorial debut of 30 Rock producer Kay Cannon and boasts a script from a handful of screenwriters including Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (the Harold & Kumar films). Blockers hits theatres on April 6th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Our Cartoon President Trailer: Showtime and Stephen Colbert Parody the Trump Administration

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Although many thought Stephen Colbert would be forced to give up political comedy when he took over The Late Show, quite the opposite has proven to be true; he has embraced it and the ratings have skyrocketed. Now he’s giving himself another outlet with which to poke fun at President Trump by launching an animated parody series called Our Cartoon President. The show presents an exaggerated version of various White House staffers and Trump family members, delving into their daily lives and relationships. Veteran voice actor Jeff Bergman voices Trump while Emmy-nominated comedy writer R.J. Fried is serving as the showrunner. Is this the show the world needs right now or will it be just another short-lived That’s My Bush!? Our Cartoon President premieres on Sunday, February 11th at 8 pm; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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2018 Golden Globe Winners

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There was a definite theme running through last night’s Golden Globe Awards and it was one of female empowerment. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird both won Best Picture in their respective categories while The Handmaid’s Tale and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (a show I had never heard of before) won for Best TV Series. Oprah also gave a rousing speech after being presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. It will be interesting to see if the Oscars follow suit, but Three Billboards definitely seems to be the movie to beat right now. That being said, Guillermo del Toro win Best Director for The Shape of Water and that’s gotta count for something, right? What did you think of this year’s Golden Globes? Check out the full list of nominees and winners after the jump.

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Monday Morning Box Office Report: Jumanji and Insidious Overthrow Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Although Star Wars: The Last Jedi has remained at the top the box office for the past 3 weeks, it’s no secret that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has also been quietly pulling in big money for Sony over the holidays. This weekend that movie finally knocked Star Wars from its perch to claim first place with $36 million as its worldwide total reaches $519 million. Blumhouse sequel Insidious: The Last Key also debuted ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, believe it or not, getting off to a solid $29 million start. It would appear that horror fans are not yet growing tired of the franchise. Star Wars fell to third, although it is now the thirteenth highest grossing movie of all time worldwide and is likely to jump at least a few more spots on that list before all is said and done. The Greatest Showman and Pitch Perfect 3 rounded out the top 5. Next weekend things could get messy with four new movies opening in wide release.

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — $36M
2. Insidious: The Last Key — $29.3M
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi — $23.6M
4. The Greatest Showman — $13.8M
5. Pitch Perfect 3 — $10.2M
6. Ferdinand — $7.7M
7. Molly’s Game — $7.0M
8. Darkest Hour — $6.4M
9. Coco — $5.5M
10. All the Money in the World — $3.6M