Mile 22 Trailer Starring Mark Wahlberg

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After making three movies together based on true events, Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg are reteaming for something that falls a little more in the realm of summer popcorn flick. Mile 22 finds Wahlberg playing James Silva, a member of a fictional top secret unit within the CIA known as Overwatch. When a low level police officer with sensitive information approaches the U.S. Embassy in Southeast Asia, their team is hired to protect him and transport him stateside. With a supporting cast that includes Iko Uwais (The Raid: Redemption) and Ronda Rousey (Furious 7, The Expendables 3), there is definitely an emphasis on action here even if the story is attempting to play in some semblance of reality. John Malkovich and Lauren Cohan also co-star. Mile 22 hits theatres on Aug. 3rd; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer Starring Rami Malek

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After a handful of production problems that culminated in the firing of director Bryan Singer, the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is finally nearing completion and this week we have the first teaser trailer to prove it. Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) plays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury while Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee and Joseph Mazello play band members Roger Taylor, Brian May and Jon Deacon respectively. For the most part this looks like a fairly straightforward and formulaic biopic, but hopefully the music, the performances and the strength of Mercury’s story can help overcome that. Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) took over the director’s chair from Bryan Singer and the screenplay was written by The Theory of Everything writer Anthony McCarten. Bohemian Rhapsody hits theatres on a very Oscar-friendly release date of Nov. 2nd; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Trailer

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Here’s the first trailer for Spike Lee’s next film BlacKkKlansman, which seems like it has the potential to be his most accessible film in years. The movie is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department who attempted to infiltrate and expose the KKK in the early ’70s. Jordan Peele is a producer on the film (who ever thought Spike Lee would need someone else’s name to help sell his movies?) and John David Washington (Ballers) stars with Adam Driver playing Stallworth’s white partner Flip Zimmerman. Topher Grace also co-stars as former Klan leader David Duke, which gives you an indication that there is a slight comedic tone to the whole thing as well. BlacKkKlansman hits select theatres on Aug. 10th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Margot Kidder 1948-2018

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We’ve got some sad news to start the week as reports are coming in that Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the Superman movies throughout the ’70s and ’80s, has passed away. TMZ is reporting that the Canadian-born actress passed away at her home in Montana yesterday, which has also been verified by the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home. The cause of death is currently unknown but foul play is “not considered a factor.” She was 69 years old.

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Searching Trailer Starring John Cho

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We’ve already seen a few movies that have taken place almost entirely on a computer screen including Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows and the horror movie Unfriended, but Aneesh Chaganty’s Searching is the one that just might take this found footage subgenre to the mainstream. The movie stars John Cho as a recently widowed father who starts to delve into his teenage daughter’s computer and social networking apps in search of clues after she disappears. Debra Messing (Will & Grace) also plays a detective assigned to help with the investigation. The movie is produced by Timur Bekmambetov, who also produced Unfriended and its upcoming sequel, and it premiered at Sundance earlier this year where it received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Searching hits theatres on Aug. 3rd; check out the official trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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G.I. Joe Snake Eyes Solo Movie in the Works

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If you’ve been wondering what the heck is going on with Paramount’s live-action G.I. Joe franchise, you’re not alone. Their second film, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, was released back in 2013 and seemed to go over well with fans, improving on G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in terms of worldwide box office if not critical reception. Since then, we’ve heard rumours about a third film that would possibly launch an entire cinematic universe consisting of other Hasbro properties including M.A.S.K., Micronauts and Visionaries. However, that idea has since fallen by the wayside and it appears we may be getting a Snake Eyes solo movie instead. Hit the jump for more details.

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Monday Morning Box Office Report: Infinity War Becomes the Fifth Highest Grossing Movie Globally

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The Avengers: Infinity War continues to climb the box office charts, this week passing the original Avengers to become the fifth highest grossing movie of all time globally. The movie has now earned $1.6 billion worldwide and will likely pass Jurassic World in the near future to take fourth place as well. It has also made $548 million domestically, putting it at #8 on the all-time domestic list as well. Things will get a little more difficult next week, however, with Deadpool 2 hitting theatres. In second place, the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party debuted to $18.5 million, which is a little less than expected and a few million below her previous films Tammy and The Boss. Breaking In opened in third with $16.5 million while Overboard and A Quiet Place rounded out the top 5. Elsewhere, Black Panther is still in the top 10 after 13 weeks and maintains a significant lead on The Avengers: Infinity War domestically.

1. The Avengers: Infinity War — $61.8M
2. Life of the Party — $18.5M
3. Breaking In — $16.5M
4. Overboard — $10.1M
5. A Quiet Place — $6.4M
6. I Feel Pretty — $3.7M
7. Rampage — $3.4M
8. Tully — $2.2M
9. Black Panther — $1.9M
10. RBG — $1.2M

Unauthorized Live-Tweet of Greta Gerwig’s Reaction to I Feel Pretty Goes Viral

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There is an interesting debate taking shape online this week surrounding the perils of social media, the privacy rights of celebrities and theatre etiquette all at the same time. On Wednesday, a Twitter user by the name of Jaye Hunt sat down to watch a screening of Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty, only to have Greta Gerwig walk into the mostly empty theatre with some friends and sit down in front of her. She proceeded to live-tweet the experience with a blow-by-blow of Gerwig’s reaction to everything in the movie, at times pointing out how loud she was being. It would seem her intention was not to shame Gerwig but rather to share her excitement of this otherwise endearing celebrity encounter. Unfortunately, her tweets went viral and the reaction has not been kind. Here are some of the tweets:

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Tremors Unaired TV Pilot Trailer Starring Kevin Bacon

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Last month, Kevin Bacon revealed via Instagram that Syfy had opted not to move forward with a new Tremors TV series, dashing his hopes of returning to the horror-comedy franchise over 25 years later. Now this week he has shared a trailer for the pilot that they filmed (directed by Vincenzo Natali), perhaps as a way to drum up interest for a move to another network. Sadly, although there was speculation that Fred Ward might also be returning, he does not appear in the trailer as far as I can tell. Neither does Michael Gross, who has been carrying on the franchise with a slew of DTV sequels (including the recently released Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell). In fact, those DTV sequels seem to be completely ignored by the plot of this TV show. Are you disappointed that the Graboids won’t be returning on the small screen? Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Life of the Party, Breaking In, Revenge

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The Avengers: Infinity War continues to loom large over this weekend’s new releases as the choices are once again looking pretty slim for May. The only two new movies in wide releases this weekend are the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party and the home invasion thriller Breaking In starring Gabrielle Union. While neither should pose any sort of threat to Infinity War, Life of the Party will be hoping for an extra boost from Mother’s Day audiences. In select theatres, Neon is releasing the feminist revenge thriller Revenge (which is also out on VOD) while Sony Pictures Classics has the Anton Chekhov adaptation The Seagull starring Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening. There are quite a few other smaller releases out this weekend but nothing really of note. What will you be watching this weekend?

Shane Black’s The Predator Trailer

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At long last, the first trailer for the upcoming Predator sequel / reboot has arrived. Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys) is directing from a script written by himself and Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, Monster Squad), which is more than enough reason to be excited. The story moves the battle from the jungle to small town America, pitting a “ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher” against the deadly alien hunters. That could either be the movie’s greatest strength or its ultimate downfall, but at the very least it seems like an improvement on Robert Rodriguez’s Predators. The Predator stars Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane and Jake Busey and it hits theatres on Sept. 14th. Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Anon Review

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Written and Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Afiya Bennett, Morgan Allen, Jeffrey Men, James Tam

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Ever since Gattaca, his debut film back in 1997, Andrew Niccol has time and again shown his ongoing interest in becoming a bona fide Futurist. Whether he is depicting genetic tampering that results in inevitable discrimination and segregation or a much more far-fetched society exclusively regulated by and revolving around time, his eye has kept tabs on invariably bleak dystopias that feel uncomfortably closer to becoming a reality than we’d like to acknowledge. Even his lighter-hearted approaches to sci-fi linger on a heavier and perennially pessimistic note: S1mOne revisits the genre’s de rigueur themes of dehumanization and loneliness and his instantly classic screenplay for The Truman Show (elevated further by Peter Weir’s astonishing directing and, as of today, still his most important contribution to the medium) funny and ultimately uplifting as it is, builds its foundations on a depressingly Orwellian premise. It is this latter tale that Anon, his latest release as writer, producer and director resembles the most.

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