Monthly Archives: February 2018

Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Still Holds No. 1 Spot while ‘Annihilation’ Fails

The Ryan Coogler-Directed Film

After its massive record-breaking opening weekend, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther stayed king, earning an astonishing $108 million in its second weekend. The Ryan Coogler-directed film becomes only the fourth film ever to cross $100 million mark its second weekend along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and The Avengers.

Provocative Docudrama ‘Touch Me Not’ Wins Berlin Golden Bear

Berlin Golden Bear

Romanian sex docudrama Touch Me Not won the top Golden Bear prize at the conclusion of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival that began on Feb. 15.

“Based around an English woman’s attempt to overcome her intimacy issues, and ranging across everything from disability to sex clubs, Touch Me Not blends fiction and documentary and is Adina Pintilie’s first feature film.”

Joss Whedon Exits WB’s ‘Batgirl’ Movie

Director Exits Batgirl Movie

An exclusive from THR reports that Avengers and Firefly director Joss Whedon has decided to exit the DC stand-alone movie based on the superheroine.

Here’s what Whedon had to say:

Saoirse Ronan Fears of Intimacy in ‘On Chesil Beach’ Trailer

Adaptation Of Ian McEwan’s Bestseller

Bleecker Street has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming On Chesil Beach, which follows a pair of Honeymooners who struggling to develop intimacy.

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the film stars Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Billy Howle (Dunkirk), Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson and Samuel West.

First Look: Teaser Trailer for Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut ‘Yardie’

Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut

Studio Canal has released the first poster and teaser trailer for Idris Elba’s feature directorial debut, titled Yardie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival a few weeks ago.

Based on the book by Victor Headley, the film follows the story of D, a young drug courier which begins on the mean streets of Kingston, Jamaica in 1973 and concludes on the even meaner backroads of East London in the 1980s.

Official Trailer for Indie Slacker Comedy ‘Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town’

Christian Papierniak’s Indie Comedy

Shout! Factory has released the official trailer for an offbeat slacker comedy Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town, which debuted at the 2017 LA Film Festival.

In the movie (with a bold title), director Christian Papierniak pairs talented Mackenzie Davis with Lakeith Stanfield, Carrie Coon and Alia Shawkat for a story about one day, one engagement, and zero cars.

2018 BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Wins Best Film

The 2018 BAFTA Awards

The 2018 BAFTA Awards – hosted this year by Joanna Lumley – are being awarded on Sunday evening at the Royal Albert Hall.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri dominated the biggest film awards outside of the U.S., claiming five prizes, including best film, best actress and best supporting actor.