Monthly Archives: December 2016

‘Deadpool’ is 2016’s Most Torrented Movie

Most Torrented Movie

The piracy tracking site TorrentFreak reports the Ryan Reynolds action-comedy Deadpool was the most pirated film of 2016. Not surprising when you consider Deadpool was not handed a release slot in China, the world’s second-largest movie market. DC Film’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came in second on the list, followed by Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War in third place.

Official Trailer for ‘Stray Bullets,’ a Crime Thriller from Jack Fessenden

Low-Budget Crime Thriller

The first trailer for the new crime thriller Stray Bullets has debuted. The low-budget film was written, directed and edited by first-time feature helmer Jack Fessenden. The 17-year-old Fessenden, who also stars in the film, composed its score, and is among the movie’s credited chefs, is the son of indie horror filmmaker and character actor Larry Fessenden.

Watch a Trailer for Aki Kaurismäki’s Next Feature ‘The Other Side of Hope’

Aki Kaurismaki’s Next Feature

The Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki is back with The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen), the second installment in his trilogy focusing on port cities.

The Le Havre‘s follow-up tells the story of a poker-playing restauranteur and former travelling salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) and a Syrian refugee Khaled (Sherwan Haji) crossing paths while the last attempts to seek asylum in Helsinski.

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ is 2017’s Most Anticipated by Fandango

Most Anticipated Movie

Disney-Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode VIII topped Fandango‘s annual survey of the coming year’s most anticipated movies. In second place is Disney and Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 with Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast making up the top 3 for 2017.

Outside of Disney movies, Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman and Sony-Marvel’s origins story Spider-Man: Homecoming round out the top five.

New U.S. Trailer for French-Canadian Animated Feature ‘Leap!’

CG Animated Feature

The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for Leap! (aka Ballerina), the French-Canadian CG animated feature which opens in select U.S. theaters on March 3, 2017.

Directed by Eric Summer and Éric Warin, from a script by Carole Noble and Laurent Zeitoun, the story is set in Belle Époque Paris and follows a plucky young girl who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, and her friend with ambitions to become a famous inventor.

Hugh Jackman Gets Serious in New ‘Logan’ Poster

Starring Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman shared on social media the new Logan poster, ahead of the new trailer reportedly coming early in January 2017.

20th Century Fox hired James Mangold to handle Jackman’s last turn as the iconic Marvel mutant, which also features Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez and the young Dafne Keen as the female Wolverine clone X-23.

‘Gremlins 3’ Update from Zach Galligan

Zach Galligan's Update

Zach Galligan, who starred in the first two Gremlins movies, stated in a recent interview with Bleeding Cool that work on a third film was once again moving forward. Frazer Brown interviewed the actor.

Here’s what Zach had to say: