The Important News
DC Extended Universe: Justice League promises to be a more upbeat movie. Temuera Morrison will play Aquaman’s human father.
Star Wars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge joined the Han Solo movie.
Remakes: Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig will star in a Toni Erdmann remake. Friday the 13th‘s latest reboot has been cancelled. Lee Daniels will direct Oprah Winfrey in a redo of Terms of Endearment. Will Smith bailed on the live-action Dumbo. The Coen brothers co-wrote the new Scarface.
Parodies: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are doing a Star Wars spoof. Kevin Smith is spoofing reboot culture with a new Jay and Silent Bob movie.
Manga Adaptations: Jennifer Connelly will play the villain in Alita: Battle Angel.
Horror Adaptations: A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising is being turned into a movie.
Horror Sequels: Johannes Roberts will direct The Strangers 2. M. Night Shyamalan has outlined a Split sequel. David Fincher is still interested in directing the stalled World War Z sequel. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are making a Halloween sequel.
Sci-fi Sequels: Dredd 2 may happen as an animated feature. Shailene Woodley bailed on the final Divergent movie.
True Stories: Shailene Woodley will star in Adrift. Mike Myers will star in a biopic about Del Close.
Box Office: M. Night Shayamalan’s Split won its third weekend in a row.
Exhibition: Indoor drive-ins are the next big thing in moviegoing. Fast and the Furious is becoming a live arena stunt show.
Theme Parks: Disney has set 2019 for when Star Wars Land will open.
Film Festivals: James Franco’s The Disaster Artist and more were announced for SXSW.
Awards: La La Land, Lion and Zootopia won big over the weekend.
The Videos and Geek Stuff
New Movie Trailers: The Lego Ninjago Trailer, The Circle, Snatched, Girls Trip, Personal Shopper, Aftermath, Beach Rats, Bokeh and It Comes at Night.
TV Spots: Wonder Woman.
Behind the Scenes: The Lego Batman Movie, Avengers: Infinity War hype reel and Doctor Strange bloopers.
Movie Clips: Logan.
Movie Pics: Justice League and The Lego Ninjago Movie.
Movie Posters: All the new movie posters released this week.
Movie Comparisons: Heat and The Dark Knight, Moonlight and the work of Wong Kar-wai and John Wick and The Equalizer.
Parodies: Kristen Stewart spoofs Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Dog Wick does John Wick if the dog lived instead.
Mashups: Beauty and the Beast and Harry Potter and Tom Cruise falls into movies.
Recaps: The Lego Movie.
Trivia: Why there’s a Chronicles of Riddick poster in Fifty Shades Darker and Keanu Reeves trivia.
Movie Review: We praised The Lego Batman Movie for being a love letter to the character.
Interview: Chad Stahelski on John Wick: Chapter 2‘s body count and metahumans.
Home Viewing: Our guide to everything hitting VOD this week. And our guide to all the must-see new indie and international film releases.
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