The Important News
Star Wars: The title of the next Star Wars movie is The Last Jedi. Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson reacted to the title. Woody Harrelson admitted he’s playing Garrish Shrike in the Han Solo Star Wars Story.
Oscars: La La Land led the Academy Award nominations with a record-tying 14.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Black Panther began filming. Avengers: Infinity War began filming, too. Sean Gunn hints that Rocket Racoon is in Avengers: Infinity War. Scott Derrickson isn’t ruling anything out for Doctor Strange 2.
DC Extended Universe: The Flash is being completely rewritten.
X-Men: Fox is moving ahead with a new X-Men TV series slightly related to the movies. And Bryan Singer will direct the pilot.
Reboots: James Cameron is planning a “reboot and conclusion” of the Terminator series. Jacob Tremblay joined The Predator. Tim Story will direct a new version of Shaft. Every Which Way But Loose is being remade.
Sequels: Michael Dougherty was confirmed as the director of Godzilla: King of Monsters. Danielle Pineda will be a female lead in Jurassic World 2. Universal is making Sing 2. Lara Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson joined Saw: Legacy.
Dystopian sci-fi movies: Michael Bay is producing Little America.
Video Game Movies: Naomie Harris joined Rampage.
Biographies: Daisy Ridley will play real life spy Virginia Hall. Alex Gibney is making a documentary about Roger Ailes.
Box Office: With Split, M. Night Shayalan had his first number one in over a decade.
RIP: Mary Tyler Moore passed away at age 80.
The Videos and Geek Stuff
New Movie Trailers: The Belko Experiment, Imperial Dreams, Lowriders, Brimstone, My Cousin Rachel, The Assignment, 1 Night, the TV series Legion and the video game The Avengers.
TV Spots: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Movie Clips: Wilson.
Movie Pics: Baby Driver and The Aquaman table read cast photo.
Movie Posters: All of this week’s best new posters and new animated Beauty and the Beast character posters.
Production Videos: James Gunn shows the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 score being recorded and The Lego Batman Movie gets a fake behind the scenes documentary.
Dream Casting: James Marsden as the Green Lantern.
Easter Eggs: La La Land‘s movie references and Shrek movie references.
Movie Comparisons: La La Land and New York, New York and Lethal Weapon 3 and Star Trek Beyond.
Reworked Movies: R-rated Frozen, retro Power Rangers, Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Wolverine and 8-Bit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Fake Movies: Spider-Verse trailer.
Oscar Montages: The worst Oscar nominees, the 2017 Best Picture nominees and the 2017 Best Production Design nominees.
Pranks: Chris Evans surprises and challenges comic shop fans and The Ring‘s Samara scares electronics store customers.
Sundance Reviews: Erik shared his thoughts on An Inconvenient Sequel, The Big Sick and more. And his thoughts on Patti Cake$, Brigsby Bear and the breakout roles. And his thoughts on two innovative virtual reality experiences.
Sundance Buzz: We highlighted the notable debuts of the fest and more buzz from the fest and the major deals.
Sundance Interview: Laia Costa on her breakout role in Newness.
Star Wars Movie Guide: We listed the possibilities of what the title The Last Jedi could mean.
Comic Book Movie Guides: We itemized everything you want to know about the ending of Split. And we suggested ways to get The Flash back on course.
Geek Movie Guide: We curated a geeky movie marathon tied to the Oscar nominees.
Home Viewing: Our guide to everything hitting VOD this week.
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