Vice Trailer: Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Biopic Starring Christian Bale

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Although Will Ferrell has Holmes and Watson coming out this holiday season, his buddy Adam McKay is putting the finishing touches a very different movie for Annapurna Pictures. Vice finds him following up on his Oscar-nominated film The Big Short with another potential awards contender, once again applying his comedic skills to politics in the form of a satirical Dick Cheney biopic. Christian Bale transforms himself to become Vice President Cheney while Amy Adams plays his wife Lynne, Sam Rockwell plays George W. Bush and Steve Carell plays Donald Rumsfeld. It’s hard not to be reminded of Oliver Stone’s W., but something tells me this one is going to be a lot more savage. Vice hits theatres on Christmas Day; check out the first trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #678: Hold The Dark

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0:00 – Intro: Sinemia Update
21:40 – Review: Hold the Dark
45:00 – Other Stuff We Watched: Uncle Drew, American Psycho, Have a Nice Day, True Romance, Brainscan, Ozark, Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Little Shop of Horrors (1960), The Tingler, Halloween (1978), Sugar Rush
1:12:40 – Junk Mail: Jay’s Little White Rollercoaster Lie
1:33:00 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:34:55 – Outro
1:38:45 – Spoiler Discussion: Hold the Dark

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Trailer #2

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With Venom hitting theatres this weekend (and early reactions not sounding too promising), Sony has just released a new trailer for their other big comic book movie coming out this year… Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This is a standalone CG-animated movie produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller that brings together all the various incarnations of Spider-Man over the years including Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Peni Parker and yes, even Spider-Ham. The movie has an interesting cel-shaded art style and a pretty stacked voice cast that includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Nicolas Cage, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Lily Tomlin, Mahershala Ali, Kimiko Glenn and John Mulaney. Could this be the must-see movie of the holiday season? Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theatres on Dec. 14th; check out the new trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Burning Trailer: The Acclaimed Korean Drama Starring Steven Yeun

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Lee Chang-dong’s Burning has been slowly building a lot of buzz on the festival circuit this year after earning glowing reviews out of Cannes back in May. Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, the movie stars Yoo Ah-in (The Throne, Punch) as a young man who reconnects with a childhood crush (Jeon Jong-seo) and comes into contact with her mysterious friend (The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun). After watching the trailer, it is unclear where things go from there but apparently that mysterious friend hides a dark secret. I don’t know about you, but I’m in! Burning hits select theatres on Oct. 26th; check out the official U.S. trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Rocketman Teaser Trailer: Taron Egerton is Elton John

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With the release of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody just one month away, Paramount has released the first trailer for their own big upcoming rock star biopic, Rocketman. The movie is directed by Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle), who also took over for Bryan Singer when he bailed on Bohemian Rhapsody near the end of production (Singer still got the directing credit, however). Kingsman star Taron Egerton takes on one of the more complex roles of his career thus far as the brilliant and iconic Elton John, although let’s face it… those amazing costumes are doing at least half of the work for him. Rocketman hits theatres on May 17th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Deadpool 2 PG-13 Cut May Be Coming to Theatres for Christmas

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Following up on last week’s trailer for Dark Phoenix, there was a big release schedule shake-up that happened at 20th Century Fox as well. The studio announced that several of their major tentpoles were being pushed back by a few months (including Dark Phoenix) but oddly enough, the movie they seem to be making room for is one that we did not expect. A new movie called simply “Untitled Deadpool Movie” has appeared on their schedule for Dec. 21st, and while the details are still unclear, rumours are swirling that it will be a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2. Ryan Reynolds seemed to confirm this with this recent photo posted on his Instagram account:

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Monday Morning Box Office Report: Night School Makes the Grade

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There were no surprises over the weekend as the Kevin Hart / Tiffany Haddish comedy Night School graduated at the head of the box office with a solid $28 million debut. That seems to fall in line with many of Kevin Hart’s previous movies although it is a bit less than his recent collaborations with Dwayne Johnson and even the Ride Along movies made. In second place, the Warner Brothers animated film Smallfoot earned $23 million, which is an improvement on their previous animated film Storks and even The Lego Ninjago Movie. The House with a Clock in Its Walls fell to third followed by A Simple Favor and The Nun. Elsewhere, Hell Fest finished just outside the top 5 with $5.1 million. Considering it cost just $5.5 million to make, Lionsgate should be pretty happy with those numbers.

1. Night School — $28M
2. Smallfoot — $23M
3. The House with a Clock in Its Walls — $12.5M
4. A Simple Favor — $6.6M
5. The Nun — $5.4M
6. Hell Fest — $5.1M
7. Crazy Rich Asians — $4.2M
8. The Predator — $3.7M
9. White Boy Rick — $2.4M
10. Peppermint — $1.8M

Holmes and Watson Trailer Starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly

Although Guy Ritchie has spent the last few years trying (unsuccessfully) to launch new franchises with The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, many fans are lamenting the fact that he didn’t spend that time on a Sherlock Holmes 3 instead. Now it appears that someone else has beaten him to the punch as there is a new Sherlock Holmes movie coming to theatres this Christmas. Of course, there is one major difference: this one is a comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Adam McKay is not involved unfortunately, instead we have to settle for Etan Cohen (Get Hard) writing and directing. But with a supporting cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald, Hugh Laurie, Lauren Lapkus and Rob Brydon, I’m more than willing to give this a chance. Holmes and Watson hits theatres on Dec. 21st; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Night School, Smallfoot, Hell Fest

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After the slowest moviegoing weekend of 2018 thus far, the box office is looking to bounce back this weekend with the release of Night School starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and the Warner Brothers animated movie Smallfoot. The former, in particular, is already on track to be one of the biggest comedies of the year. Other major releases hitting theatres include the CBS Films horror flick Hell Fest and a new adaptation of Little Women (not to be confused with the Greta Gerwig-directed version, which is coming next year). In limited release, we have Robert Redford’s final film The Old Man & the Gun, the police brutality drama Monsters and Men, and the Joan Jett documentary Bad Reputation. What will you be watching this weekend?

James Wan to Produce Train to Busan Remake

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Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie thriller Train to Busan was a box office sensation in South Korea back in 2016 but it also caught on internationally, eventually earning $87 million worldwide. With that in mind, it’s no surprise to hear that a follow-up is in the works with a sequel being officially announced last month. This week, however, we are also hearing that a U.S. remake is on the way and that it has sparked a bidding war between several major studios. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

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Dark Phoenix Trailer

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When it was announced back in March that the next X-Men movie would be pushed back to 2019 along with New Mutants, it seemed like a sign of bad things to come. As you might expect, both movies had major reshoots lined up, but now this week the first trailer for Dark Phoenix has arrived, and perhaps the biggest surprise is that it will not actually have X-Men in the title. The reason for that remains unclear, but it has been stated that it may have a different feel than the previous films, one that is more dramatic and grounded. The movie is bringing back a solid cast that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, although it seems like Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan will get a lot more focus for obvious reasons. Jessica Chastain also joins the cast as an unknown character named Smith. That being said, this is a fan favourite story arc that should be generating a lot of excitement, and yet something about it just feels a bit stale. Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg and hits theatres on Feb. 14th; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Creed II Trailer #2

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MGM has just released the second trailer for Creed II, the follow-up to the amazing Rocky spin-off that no one really knew they wanted until they saw it. Just like Rocky Balboa himself, the first film was an underdog that came out of nowhere to prove itself, but can the sequel live up to the lofty expectations set by the first? This time Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) finds himself being pulled into a match against the son of Ivan Drago, the man who killed his father in the ring. With Adonis also starting a family of his own, there are new complications and a lot more on the line, but it is unclear if history and this movie franchise are destined to keep repeating themselves. The movie once again co-stars Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad with Dolph Lundgren reprising his role as Drago. Creed II is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and it arrives on Nov. 21st; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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