Scream TV Series Trailer


The first trailer for the upcoming Scream TV series premiered during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, and as you might expect, it features some attractive teenagers both partying and being stalked by an unknown killer, only now with more social media involved. There is also some meta commentary about doing a slasher film as a TV series, which is sort of an interesting point considering that it hasn’t been done many times before. Ghostface himself doesn’t make an appearance and it is still unclear if the iconic mask will be used this time around. Scream is being overseen by showrunner Jill Blotevogel (Eureka, Ravenswood) and premieres on MTV on June 30th. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Michelle MacLaren No Longer Directing Wonder Woman


Just days after it was being reported that Warner Brothers had chosen a director for their upcoming Aquaman movie, it appears that they have lost a director for one of their other DC Universe projects. Michelle MacLaren, a TV director known for helming episodes of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, signed on to direct Wonder Woman back in November. At the time, fans seemed pretty pleased with the choice despite the fact that she did not have any experience directing feature films, much less a blockbuster of this magnitude. Ultimately, however, it did not work out and this week Warner Brothers has announced that she has left the project. Their official statement on the matter is as follows:

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #510: Lost River and Buzzard


0:00 – Intro / Horror vs. Comedy Redux
20:40 – Review: Lost River
50:35 – Review: Buzzard
1:11:35 – Headlines: Ant-Man Trailer #2, Game of Thrones Leak, David Lynch Leaves Twin Peaks Revival
1:28:45 – Retro Review: Detroit Rock City
1:51:30 – Other Stuff We Watched: Running Scared, Our Day Will Come, More Than Me, Top of the Lake, The Executioner, Django Unchained, Girls: Season 4, The Director’s Chair, Transgender Kids
2:24:40 – Junk Mail: Into the Storm Rating Explained, IMDb Top 250, Celebrity Crushes + Frank’s Love Connection, Disney Movie Rewards
3:00:50 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
3:04:10 – Outro

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake Coming to Fox


A remake of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been in the works for a while now, despite the fact that absolutely no one was asking for it (least of all, the many hardcore fans of the original). A few years back it looked like Ryan Murphy was going to direct it, thanks mainly to a Rocky Horror-themed Glee episode that aired back in 2010. Of course, at the time the plan was still for it to be on the big screen, but this week it appears that those plans have changed. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the original film, and since they have been unable to get a new movie off the ground, instead they have decided to go the TV route. Hit the jump for more details.

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HBO’s Ballers Trailer Starring Dwayne Johnson


Last week we posted the first trailer for the upcoming HBO series The Brink and now we have a trailer for the other new show that they will be premiering with True Detective in June. Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as a retired NFL player who is now acting as a financial advisor to several current athletes. The show is created by Steve Levinson and produced by Mark Wahlberg, both of whom were producers on Entourage and no doubt the network is hoping this will take the place of that very male-centric show. Perhaps we can expect a few cameos from real NFL players as well? Ballers co-stars Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, Carmelo Oquendo and Anabelle Acosta and it premieres on June 21st; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Ant-Man Trailer #2


After the first teaser trailer for Ant-Man failed to generate much excitement online, it seemed pretty clear that the loss of Edgar Wright as a director had dealt a huge blow to what could have been another comedic Marvel film with its own unique look and feel. However, this week they have unveiled a second trailer that is definitely an improvement with a few moments of inspired humour and some interesting action set pieces as well. That being said, I can’t help but compare it to the tone of the trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy, which were much more fun and offbeat. Something about this still feels flat to me. Either way, the new trailer also offers a better look at some of the supporting cast including Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne and Corey Stoll as Yellowjacket. Ant-Man hits theatres on July 17th; check out the new trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Monday Morning Box Office Report: Furious 7 Still Owns the Road


Furious 7 stayed in full control of the box office for the second weekend in a row as the movie dropped an estimated 59% but still earned over $60 million. That makes it the highest-grossing movie in the series, and after setting a new opening day record in China yesterday, it seems clear that the rest of the world is also having an incredibly strong turnout for the film. The animated film Home held on to the #2 spot with $19 million while the only major new release, The Longest Ride, opened in third place with $13.5 million. That’s not bad considering there were no major stars involved. Get Hard fell to #4 while Cinderella rounded out the top 5. Elsewhere, both Danny Collins and While We’re Young managed to sneak into the top 10, with the latter earning the best single weekend ever for Noah Baumbach.

1. Furious 7 — $60.59M
2. Home — $19M
3. The Longest Ride — $13.5M
4. Get Hard — $8.64M
5. Cinderella — $7.23M
6. Insurgent — $6.85M
7. Woman in Gold — $5.85M
8. It Follows — $2.03M
9. Danny Collins — $1.6M
10. While We’re Young — $1.38M

James Wan May Direct Aquaman


Although James Wan’s name is still mostly tied to his various horror franchises, it is pretty clear that Furious 7 will be his ticket to bigger things. Now that Furious 7 has achieved one of the biggest opening weekends of all time, his career opportunities are continuing to multiply. Word on the street is that Wan may be close to signing on to direct one of the upcoming DC Universe movies, specifically Aquaman. This coincides with a hint that was dropped by New Line president Toby Emmerich last year that Wan would direct “an important movie for New Line and Warner Bros or DC.” Hey, if anyone can get bros out to see an Aquaman movie, surely it is the guy who just directed Furious 7, right?

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New on Netflix: Daredevil: Season 1, Boyhood, The Quiet Ones


Netflix seems to have timed the debut of their new Daredevil series nicely as it arrives on a weekend with relatively little competition in theatres to draw people away. It seems likely that this will be one of their biggest original series to date, but if superheroes aren’t your thing, there is also the first season of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, a drama set during the personal computer revolution of the ’80s, and an hour-long special from the Ricky Gervais comedy Derek. Other new arrivals in the U.S. include the latest Hammer horror film The Quiet Ones, Norwegian underwater thriller Pioneer and the WWE wrestler documentary The Sheik, while Canadians get Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Michael Clayton starring George Clooney and the horror comedy Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead. Will you be adding anything to your queue? Check out the full list of new additions after the jump.

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HBO’s The Brink Trailer Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins


When the next season of True Detective arrives on HBO in June, it will be accompanied by a couple of brand new shows including this one from executive producer Jay Roach (Recount, Game Change). The Brink is another political satire not entirely unlike Veep, but this one revolves around a sleazy Secretary of State (Tim Robbins) and a low-ranking foreign service officer (Jack Black). The show pokes fun at geopolitics and foreign relations with the first season involving a terror threat in Pakistan. The supporting cast also includes Pablo Schreiber and Aasif Mandvi, who is a writer and producer on the show. The Brink is co-created by Roberto Benabib (Weeds) and it premieres on June 21st. Check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Gremlins Reboot Gets a Writer


We’ve been hearing rumours about a new Gremlins movie for what seems like forever, but up until now none of these rumours had come from a particularly reliable source. Some of the earlier reports indicated that a possible sequel might happen, but more recently we were hearing that Warner Brothers had decided to go with the more obvious reboot route with Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) being courted to write the script. Then just last year it looked like original screenwriter Chris Columbus had come on board as a producer with Steven Spielberg also giving the project his blessing. Now the project has taken its first real steps toward becoming a reality as Warner Brothers has reportedly hired another writer to set the wheels in motion. Will Gizmo, Stripe and the rest finally return to the big screen?

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Live From New York! Trailer: Another Documentary about SNL


After sitting on a shelf for four years, James Franco’s SNL documentary Saturday Night finally saw the light of day earlier this year courtesy of Hulu. Of course, it was a little more raw than most people expected and composed entirely of fly-on-the-wall footage. If you were hoping for something a little more glossy that offers some historical context for the long-running show, you might be interested in Live From New York!, another upcoming doc on the same subject by Bao Nguyen. The movie will open the Tribeca Film Festival next week before getting a limited theatrical release on June 12th. Check out the official trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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