Given the success of TROLL'S WORLD TOUR direct to home release, Warner Bros. is following suit and going straight to Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) for their next animated film, SCOOB! in the U.S. and Canada. The film will be available in English and Spanish.
AMC Theaters announced they would not play any of Universal Pictures films when movie theaters open up this summer after Universal announced they would shorten the window between the theatrical window and the digital release after their straight to home release for TROLLS WORLD TOUR performed exceptionally well online. It's easy to figure out who'd win that argument. Watch our analysis below.
Disney and Lucasfilm announced on May the 4th day a new film is in the works with Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, JOJO RABBIT) directing and co-writing as well as a STAR WARS series with Emmy®-nominated writer Leslye Headland developing. Waititi has expressed interest in helming a STAR WARS film for a long time so the news doesn't come as much of a surprise, but now the lingering question is what character will be the focus of the new feature film. See the official press release below.
Warner Bros. has moved around some of their movie release dates due to the coronavirus lockdown including a bunch of DC Movies. THE BATMAN starring Robert Pattinson ceased production amid the nationwide shutdown of business as usual as well as delayed the start of production of other films in their slate including "The Sopranos" prequel movie. Depending on when production can resume, Warner Bros. may change the dates again, but here is what they are planning for their upcoming slate.
Watch parties have become popular during the coronavirus lockdown and Lionsgate is joining the fun with its own interactive tune-in every Friday with Jamie Lee Curtis hosting to benefit furloughed movie theater employees. One of Lionsgate popular titles, THE HUNGER GAMES, DIRTY DANCING, LA LA LAND and JOHN WICK, will air every Friday starting April 17 for four weeks. The communal experience includes real-time fan chats, movie trivia and challenges.
For Amazon Prime subscribers, there are tons of movies to watch so we're talking about our free movie picks from romantic comedies, horror, true stories, and thrillers to watch while we're all in lockdown.
The Walt Disney Studios released new dates for just some of their films but not all. MULAN, Marvel's BLACK WIDOW, FREE GUY (starring Ryan Reynolds) were pushed to later this year and others like JUNGLE BOOK to 2021. Pixar's SOUL will remain on its original date of June 19. The new Marvel slate is also out beyond 2021. ARTEMIS FOWL will now premiere exclusively on Disney+ but no timeframe was announced. See the new release schedule and movies that were left off the list.
Two new movie titles join the Digital release library this weekend. Disney Studios announced its 20th Century Studios films, THE CALL OF THE WILD and DOWNHILL are arriving early on Digital Friday, March 27 because of the movie theater closures amid the coronavirus lockdown.
BLOODSHOT, the comic book adaptation, was only in movie theaters for one week before the national emergency was declared over the coronavirus crisis and movie theaters closed. The theatrical release was made available Tuesday on Digital along with tons of extras. Read all about it below.
WONDER WOMAN 1984 diretor Patty Jenkins tooks to Twitter Tuesday to announce the sequel to WONDER WOMAN will not stream but move to August 14 for a theatrical run. Originally slated for June 5, Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are not taking any chances with the coronavirus crisis which many have predicted will play out until the summer.
In a time when we all need a good laugh, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the dynamic duo who starred in the zombie apocalypse SHAUN OF THE DEAD, recreated one of the funniest scenes from the 2004 comedy. Watch their new spin on "The Plan" and watch the original clip from the movie below to compare how relevant the original is today.
As medical experts urge the public to social distant themselves from others during the coronavirus pandemic, movie studios are taking precautions as well canceling new movie releases for March and April. Disney announced Thursday MULAN, ANTLERS and THE NEW MUTANTS will not be released as scheduled while Sony took action sooner than that moving the next James Bond film, NO TIME TO DIE to November. Other titles were also canceled, some with new release dates and others with no new date. Check the list below.
THE BATMAN director Matt Reeves revealed the first look at Robert Pattinson's Batmobile via Twitter Wednesday morning. Pattinson's ride as Batman is reminscent of the 1966 TV show Batmobile (photo below) with winged spoilers in the rear and muscle car feel. We're digging the new look.
MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING, the second installment to the highly-successful anime franchise has arrived in movie theaters playing in more than 1,000 theaters across the U.S. and Canada as a limited theatrical engagement in both Japanese (English subtitles) and English dub.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is resurrected for a television commercial, and it's perfect. Xfinity brought E.T. back to life alongside his friend Elliot played by Henry Thomas for the digital company's holiday message to stay in touch. Be ready to shed a tear when you see this four-minute short that reunites Elliot and E.T.
ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD is returning to movie theaters with four additional scenes that will bookend the critically-acclaimed ode to Hollywood. The move is most likely an attempt to increase their chances during award season. Read the official release below.
James Gunn took to social media to announce the cast line-up for SUICIDE SQUAD. Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney are returning as previously reported. New to the cast are Peter Capaldi of "Doctor Who" fame, John Cena, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY alum Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn, Storm Reid and others. There are a few Latino names in the mix which is always good news as it should be with such a large cast.
During Saturday's Disney D23 Expo panel, Kevin Feige screened a first look at Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow spin-off. The director nor the cast appeared at the event but they did appear in a pre-recorded message on the set. Instead Feige gave the audience the first look with four clips. We recap what we saw at D23 in the video below.
FROZEN 2 filmmakers reveal plot points in the follow up to the Disney animated movie at the D23 Expo in Anaheim. During the panel, three never-before-seen footage were shown to the audience which included some of the new music from returning Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Watch our recap below.
At Disney’s D23 Expo panel, JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy dropped some STAR WARS: THE RISE OF THE SKYWALKER footage that has us reeling. In an exclusive trailer, the preview ends with Rey in a Sith cloak with glowing yellow eyes and she whips out a double-sided red lightsaber. What the heck? I break down the footage screened Saturday. We describe the footage in our video recap below.
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME has surpassed all expectations to become Sony Pictures highest-grossing film ever in its 95-year history. Thanks Marvel. There's no doubt AVENGERS: ENDGAME contributed to the boost with the latest Spider-man movie being sort of a follow-up to the fallout of the last AVENGERS film. The film has earned over a billion dollars worldwide, and Sony plans to add to that sum by re-releasing the film Labor Day weekend with four additional never-before-seen minutes in an action sequence.
EL NORTE hit theaters 35 years ago this year, and the movie directed by Gregory Nava will return to celebrate its anniversary in select movie theaters for one day only on September 15. Fathom and Lionsgate present the heartbreaking film about immigrants and the American Dream is more relevant today more than ever. The one-day event kicks off the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The OG STAR TREK crew will continue to live long and prosper on its 40th anniversary of the very first big-screen adventure of the Starship Enterprise, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE. Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures announced that this September, Star Trek fans can relive STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE when it returns to movie theaters nationwide for two days only -- September 15 and 18.
Saturday in Hall H at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige dropped some major news for Marvel's Phase 4 slate. Heads were spinning with the amount of projects the Marvel executive announced for the next MCU movie line-up and Disney+ streaming service launching November 12. The new slate is more inclusive with a female director indie darling Chloé Zhao taking the helm on THE ETERNALS, and a very diverse cast including the first Latinx superhero in the MCU.
Meet THE LITTLE MERMAID's new Ariel. R&B singer Halley Bailey has been cast as the mermaid who wants to be a human in Disney's live-action remake of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Read Disney's official press release and learn more about the young actress.