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The Week in Movie News: Here's What You Need to Know
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 19:44:43 GMT

The Week in Movie News: Here's What You Need to Know

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Leonardo DiCaprio for The Joker?: With Martin Scorsese possibly producing the Joker origin movie, Warner Bros. is hoping to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as the comic book villain. He wouldn't be the first Oscar winner to take on the role, that's for sure. Read more about the project here and here.   GREAT NEWS Writers Return for Spider-Man: Homecoming...

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Warner Bros. Wants Leonardo DiCaprio to Play the Joker
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:50:46 GMT

Warner Bros. Wants Leonardo DiCaprio to Play the Joker

Remember the rumor that Inception was really a secret Dark Knight sequel with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the Riddler? Later we learned Warner Bros. actually did want the actor for the role in the actual later sequel, The Dark Knight Rises. Well, now the studio is back to similar wishes, as The Hollywood Reporter claims they want DiCaprio for their recently announced Joker movie.  With the Dark Knight Rises hopes, Warner Bros. had the potential influence of...

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The 5 Hottest 'Star Wars' Toys Arriving in Stores on Force Friday
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:46:13 GMT

The 5 Hottest 'Star Wars' Toys Arriving in Stores on Force Friday

Fans will be hitting stores starting today for Force Friday II, the special Star Wars event marking the debut of tons of cool new merchandise. Not only will this be a chance to see characters and vehicles introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (including through augmented reality), but a lot of this stuff will also be fun to play with. Here are the toys we're most excited about:   Sphero Droids The hottest item from Force Friday a couple years ago was the...

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Movie News: Sam Rockwell to Play George W. Bush in 'Cheney'
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:39:44 GMT

Movie News: Sam Rockwell to Play George W. Bush in 'Cheney'

Cheney: Sam Rockwell (above in Mr. Right) is in final negotiations to portray President George W. Bush in Cheney. If things work out, he will join Christian Bale, who is set to star as Dick Cheney, as well as Steve Carell, Amy Adams and Bill Pullman. Adam McKay will direct the biographical portrait of Cheney, following him from his younger years until he rose to become U.S. Vice President. [THR]   El Chicano: As just revealed, Raúl Castillo (above), Aimee Garcia...

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New 'It' Videos Establish the Horrifying Threat
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:29:30 GMT

New 'It' Videos Establish the Horrifying Threat

If you've been hearing about the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's It and wondering if it's for you, we're here to help. First, be aware that it features a frightening clown and a group of vulnerable children in danger, so if either of those elements sound off-putting to you, we suggest choosing another movie at the multiplex. The clown known as Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) is an entity that preys upon the children of Derry, Maine, every 27 years. This clip...

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'The Shape of Water' Buzz: Critics Declare It's One of Guillermo del Toro's Best
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:14:46 GMT

'The Shape of Water' Buzz: Critics Declare It's One of Guillermo del Toro's Best

Guillermo del Toro has a new movie, which on its own is very exciting. Plus the trailer makes it look amazing, sort of like a cross between Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth. Well, it's time to raise your anticipation even further, becauese The Shape of Water just premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and the response is overwhelmingly positive.  Del Toro has been up and down with critical favor throughout his career, but more than half of his features as a...

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Movie News: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder to Reunite in 'Destination Wedding'
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:43:30 GMT

Movie News: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder to Reunite in 'Destination Wedding'

Destination Wedding: Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder first teamed up in Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula (1992) as an ill-fated couple separated by a bloodthirsty vampire. Later they both appeared in Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly (above). Now it's been revealed that they reunited on Destination Wedding, a comedy in which they star as "miserable and unpleasant" wedding guests who question whether they should act on a mutual attraction that develops between them. Filming...

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Two 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Writers Are Welcomed Back for Sequel
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:34:58 GMT

Two 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Writers Are Welcomed Back for Sequel

Spider-Man: Homecoming was a big success this summer, with many remarking upon the friendly, joking tone that paid tribute to the high-school movies of the late, great John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off). In an interview with Fandango, director Jon Watts acknowledged the influence of Hughes, especially the sincerity of his characters. Among the movie's six credited writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are in final negotiations to write the sequel, according...

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New Details On the "Super Dark" Joker Movie From Martin Scorsese
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 22:43:59 GMT

New Details On the

It's still hard to believe Martin Scorsese is producing a Joker movie. But that's the truth - the DC villain and Batman nemesis will get an origin story directed by The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips and overseen by the master of the modern gangster movie. Last we heard, the standalone non-DCEU effort would be set in the '80s in a crime-ridden Gotham City with a new actor in the role. Now we've got an update from an odd source. Here's what we've learned: ...

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