Monthly Archives: January 2017

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Final Trailer Will Give You Serious Goosebumps

Disney's Live-Action Film

Disney has revealed the final Beauty and the Beast trailer and it will give you some serious goosebumps if you are a big fan of gorgeous European telling of this European tale.

The upcoming live-action remake of the 1991 animated film features Ariana Grande and John Legend‘s duet of the iconic titular song and the trailer gives fans a first listen of it.

‘Ocean’s 8’ First Look Photo Released

The Female-Filled Film

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures have released the first image from the gender-bending Ocean’s Eleven spin-off, Ocean’s Eight, revealing the assembled primary cast riding on a MTA subway car.

“In summer 2018, the tide will turn as (left to right) Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala,” the film’s first logline explains.

Ben Affleck Announces He Will Not Direct Batman Solo Movie

He'll Not Direct The Movie

Variety reports that Ben Affleck will not direct The Batman solo movie for Warner Bros. He will still star as the Dark Knight and will remain attached to the project as a producer.

“It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require,” says the actor.

The issues first came up in November when the American Psycho screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis let slip that he’d heard some not-so-promising things about the screenplay for the movie.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Split’ Holds Top Spot, ‘Gold’ Bombs

M. Night Shyamalan's Thriller

M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest thriller Split (Universal Pictures), starring James McAvoy, easily held on to the top spot at the domestic box office this week, earning an estimated $26.3 million for a total of $78 million since its release.

Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media’s A Dog’s Purpose, being released by Universal Pictures, had a solid second place debut, bringing in an estimated $18.4 million from 3,059 theaters. The Lasse Hallstrom-directed film, featuring Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad, received an A CinemaScore from audiences.

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners List

2017 Film Festival

In a night chock-full of political commentary, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore took the top prize at Saturday’s Sundance Film Festival awards, while Tarik Saleh‘s The Nile Hilton Incident nabbed the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in the dramatic categories.

On the documentary front, Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini‘s Dina won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize, while Feras Fayyad‘s Last Men in Aleppo scored the World Cinema prize, respectively.

‘Catfight’ Trailer: Sandra Oh & Anne Heche Get Into a Huge Fight

Madcap Black Comedy

“A reunion between two old school friends (Sandra Oh and Anne Heche) sparks a no-holds-barred war of attrition, in this outrageously madcap black comedy.”

The first trailer has arrived online for Onur Tukel’s bizarre surrealist satire Catfight, which opens March 3rd in select theaters.

New Trailer for John Boyega-Led ‘Imperial Dreams’

John Boyega-Led Drama

Netflix has revealed a brand new trailer for its John Boyega-led film Imperial Dreams that premiered three years ago at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, the film has been in distribution limbo, but after being picked up by Netflix, it will be available to stream globally next Friday.

Malik Vitthal’s drama centers on a young ex-convict seeking a better life for himself and his son.