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

Game Over, Man! Trailer: An Action-Comedy from the Workaholics Guys

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Key and Peele made their collaborative big screen debut back in 2016 by riffing on action movies (John Wick in particular) with Keanu and now the stars of another Comedy Central show are following in their footsteps with their upcoming film Game Over, Man!. As the title implies, the story involves video games on some level (the main characters are trying to get a video game financed), but it looks to be primarily a comedic Die Hard knock-off (Paul Blart anyone?). Adam DeVine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson play waiters at a Los Angeles hotel who decide to fight back when their workplace is taken over by terrorists. It clearly contains plenty of pop culture references (and at least one ironic celebrity cameo), but it looks like it may have a few genuine laughs as well. Game Over, Man! arrives on Netflix on March 23rd; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Ridley Scott in Talks for Disney’s The Merlin Saga

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Having just directed two movies in 2017 (one of which required extensive last minute reshoots), you might expect Ridley Scott to be enjoying some well-deserved downtime right about now. But that’s just not the kind of guy he is. He is already busy setting up his next project, and believe it or not, it won’t be another Alien movie. Officially, the future of the Alien franchise remains up in the air, although he insists there is at least one more installment on the way. In the meantime, Scott may be jumping over to Disney to helm their adaptation of The Merlin Saga. Hit the jump for more info.

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Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare Trailer

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With Insidious: The Last Key set to hit theatres this weekend, Blumhouse have debuted the first trailer for the next movie on their busy release calendar (not counting their upcoming Benji reboot… huh?). Truth or Dare is directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and it revolves around a supernatural game of truth or dare where the punishment for refusing to follow through is death. It certainly sounds a bit similar to the recent films Cheap Thrills and Nerve, but of course this has the Blumhouse name on it… they’re even putting it right in the title now. Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare stars Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Sophia Taylor Ali and Landon Liboiron and it hits theatres on April 27th. Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Cloverfield Sequel Pushed Back to April

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We’ve been hearing rumblings about a new Cloverfield for over a year now, ever since rumours surfaced that the upcoming J.J. Abrams-produced film God Particle might become the next entry in the secretive sci-fi series. Paramount and Bad Robot soon confirmed as much by temporarily renaming the film to “2017 Cloverfield Movie” on their release calendar, but since then the movie has been delayed twice, eventually pushing it to 2018 instead. Now, with the February 2nd release date just one month away, many people had been wondering why we had yet to see any marketing at all for the movie. It turns out, there will be no unexpected stealth release… the movie is getting delayed yet again. Hit the jump for more info.

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Mom and Dad Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair

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A few years back, the genre duo known as Neveldine/Taylor decided to branch off and start directing movies on their own with Brian Taylor taking on a Twisted Metal movie and Mark Neveldine doing a smaller horror movie called The Vatican Tapes. Ultimately the former didn’t work out, but now Brian Taylor is back with a crazy little thriller that seems very much in the vein of the Crank movies that they are best known for. Mom and Dad imagines a world where all parents suddenly go insane for an unknown reason and turn on their kids, attempting to kill them. With Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair headlining the film, clearly this looks like the best kind of VOD trash. Mom and Dad hits select theatres and VOD on Jan. 19th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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