Bryan Singer in Talks for Red Sonja Reboot


When Bryan Singer was replaced as director of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody late in production last year, it seemed like there was a storm on the horizon and that Singer would likely be the next Hollywood personality to have his career halted as a result of sexual assault allegations. However, although there was a new lawsuit filed against him at the time, it does not seem to have affected his career. Singer is refusing to back away from the spotlight and it appears that he is still continuing to find work… at least for now. We are hearing that Millennium Films is currently eyeing Singer to direct Red Sonja, their upcoming relaunch of the Robert E. Howard character that has been in development for over a decade now. Hit the jump for more details.

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2018 Emmy Award Winners


The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and once again the streaming giants continued to shake things up. Amazon’s The Marvelous Ms. Maisel won Best Comedy Series just one year after Hulu won Best Drama Series for The Handmaid’s Tale (The Marvelous Ms. Maisel took home seven awards in total) while Netflix ended up tying HBO with the most wins on the night (23). Game of Thrones won Best Drama again, but at least The Americans finally got some recognition for its final season via Matthew Rhys (Keri Russell got snubbed, however). Bill Hader won for Barry and Black Mirror got Best TV Movie but all anyone is talking about is the wedding proposal from Glenn Weiss (who won Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for the Oscars). And no, Twin Peaks did not win anything. What did you think of this year’s Emmys? Check out a list of the nominees and winners after the jump.

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Captain Marvel Trailer


After debuting the first batch of photos a week or two ago, Marvel has finally unveiled an official trailer for the next MCU entry, Captain Marvel. The movie stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot who becomes a powerful superhero when her DNA fuses with an alien during an accident. This isn’t an origin story, however, instead it focuses on her returning to Earth a few years later and grappling with memories of her former life. The movie is set in the ’90s (established brilliantly within the first few seconds of the trailer) and it also features younger versions of Nick Fury and Agent Coulson (among others). Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson) and it hits theatres on March 8th. Check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Apostle Trailer Starring Dan Stevens: From the Director of The Raid


If you were expecting Gareth Evans’ follow-up to The Raid and The Raid 2 to be another bone-crushing martial arts flick, you might be a little surprised by the first trailer for Apostle. There is still plenty of bone-crushing involved, but the movie seems to fit more comfortably into the horror genre and the October release date is clearly no coincidence. This is a period piece that takes place in 1905 with Dan Stevens (The Guest, Downton Abbey) playing a man determined to rescue his sister from a religious cult on a remote island. If Gareth Evans’ V/H/S 2 segment, “Safe Haven”, is anything to go by, we are all in for a pretty disturbing ride. Apostle hits Netflix on Oct. 12th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Monday Morning Box Office Report: The Predator Wins with Lukewarm Opening


Shane Black’s The Predator dispatched its box office opponents without too much trouble over the weekend, although it wasn’t necessarily cause for celebration at Fox. The movie earned $24 million, which is a bit lower than expected and slightly less than Predators made back in 2010. It also has the unfortunate distinction of being the weakest start ever for a movie playing on over 4000 screens (The Mummy previously held that record with $31 million). In second place, The Nun had a steep 66% drop from its impressive debut, earning $18.2 million in its second weekend. Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor opened in third with a decent $16.1 million take followed by White Boy Rick with $8.8 million. Crazy Rich Asians rounded out the top 5. Way down in ninth place, Unbroken: Path to Redemption was a non-starter with just $2.4 million.

1. The Predator — $24M
2. The Nun — $18.2M
3. A Simple Favor — $16.1M
4. White Boy Rick — $8.8M
5. Crazy Rich Asians — $8.7M
6. Peppermint — $6.1M
7. The Meg — $3.8M
8. Searching — $3.2M
9. Unbroken: Path to Redemption — $2.4M
10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout — $2.3M

New to Theatres This Weekend: The Predator, A Simple Favor, White Boy Rick


Shane Black’s The Predator leads this week’s crop of new releases and is expected to best the competition in box office combat, although with all the controversy and mixed reviews (not to mention an impending hurricane) it might not necessarily be smooth sailing. Other major releases hitting theatres include the Paul Feig thriller A Simple Favor starring Black Lively and Anna Kendrick and White Boy Rick starring Matthew McConaughey. There is also apparently a sequel to the Angelina Jolie movie Unbroken out this weekend; she is not involved and this movie is specifically targeting Christian audiences. In select theatres, we also have the revenge thriller Mandy starring Nicolas Cage (which is also on VOD) and the Lizzie Borden biopic Lizzie starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. What will you be watching this weekend?

Captive State Teaser Trailer: Rupert Wyatt’s Alien Invasion Thriller


After helming a remake of The Gambler back in 2014, Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt is returning to science-fiction with his next film, Captive State, which appears to be a political allegory in the vein of District 9 and The Purge. The first teaser trailer introduces us to a dystopian future where crime and poverty have been eliminated thanks to the occupation of Earth by an extraterrestrial force. Not much else is revealed in terms of plot, but it looks intriguing even if it feels a little familiar at this point. With a cast that includes John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders, Alan Ruck and Machine Gun Kelly, the movie was co-written by Erica Beeney (The Battle of Shaker Heights). Captive State hits theatres on March 29th; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Her Smell Teaser Trailer Starring Elisabeth Moss


Based on the strength of his previous two collaborations with Elisabeth Moss, Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth, there was a lot of anticipation for Alex Ross Perry’s latest film Her Smell at TIFF this year. The movie stars Moss as the lead singer of a punk rock band who struggles with her inner demons and, from what we’re hearing, the movie seems to be a polarizing one. Based on this teaser trailer, it does look like Elisabeth Moss is giving a pretty obnoxious (albeit fully committed) performance as a Courtney Love-esque figure. Her Smell also co-stars Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Amber Heard, Virginia Madsen, Dan Stevens and Eric Stoltz and although it doesn’t have a release date yet it will be playing at NYFF as well. Check out the teaser trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Christopher Nolan and DGA Pushing Back Against Motion Smoothing on New TVs


Buying a brand new, top of the line TV should guarantee you an amazing home theatre experience but these days that is not necessarily the case. There is a lot of calibration and set up required to get an optimum viewing experience and many people simply do not have the time, knowledge or enthusiasm to fix it. Perhaps the biggest example of this is motion smoothing, a default feature on most TVs that is used to avoid blurriness when watching fast-moving visuals like live sports. Unfortunately, motion smoothing makes movies look like garbage, giving them the dreaded “soap opera effect.” Now Christopher Nolan is hoping to change that by putting his weight behind a campaign to reduce the prevalence of motion smoothing. Hit the jump for more info.

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Henry Cavill Reportedly Done Playing Superman in the DC Universe


We’ve been hearing rumours for quite a while now that Ben Affleck may be done playing Batman on the big screen but up until now they have remained exactly that… just rumours. While we still have no update on that particular situation, this week we are hearing that the Justice League has actually lost another key member. After playing Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, it looks as though Henry Cavill is officially stepping away from the DCEU for good. Hit the jump for more details.

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The Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Trailer


Last year we heard that The Coen Brothers would be writing and directing their very first TV series, a comedic western called The Ballad of Buster Scruggs that would be released on Netflix. It turns out that this was a bit of a trojan horse because the final product ended up being a feature film anyway, albeit an anthology film structured with six different chapters. The movie already premiered at the Venice Film Festival and is expected to be in play for awards season this year with Netflix releasing it it in select theatres on the same day it arrives for home streaming. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs stars Tim Blake Nelson and it debuts on Nov. 16th; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Teaser Trailer


After the success of live-action TV revivals like Fuller House, Gilmore Girls and Mystery Science Theater 3000, Netflix is now turning to animation to resurrect a classic cartoon that you may remember if you happen to be a child of the ’80s. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a new take on She-Ra: Princess of Power, the female-oriented counterpart to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which aired from 1985 to 1986. Produced by DreamWorks Animated Television and developed by Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes), the reboot has a new look and also gives Adora a team of princesses to help in her fight against Hordak, which seems to be getting a mixed response from fans. Go figure. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power debuts on Netflix on Nov. 16th; check out the first teaser after the jump and see what you think.

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