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“The Meg” Trailer: Jason Statham Takes on a Giant Shark That Makes Bruce From “Jaws” Look Like a Minnow (Video)

The Meg TrailerJon Turteltaub (National Treasure) directs the sci-fi action movie, which co-stars Chinese actress Li Bingbing as well as Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Cliff Curtis.

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Tony Gilroy, Brad Anderson Discuss Their Political Thriller “Beirut” Starring Jon Hamm (Interview)

JonHammBeirut2The screenwriter and director of the period thriller talk about how Gilroy’s script, written 27 years ago, was revived and revised for modern audiences.

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Warner Bros. Turns to Trusted Female Scribe to Write “Batgirl” Movie That Stumped Joss Whedon

BatgirlChristina Hodson will be starting from scratch on the project, and she’s a solid replacement, not just because she has already written the Batgirl character for Birds of Prey, but because she brings a much-needed female perspective to the film.

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Ellen Shanman Adapting Ken Liu Sci-Fi Thriller “The Hidden Girl” for Studio 8

Studio8LogoThe prolific author’s short story first appeared in last year’s fantasy collection The Book of Swords, along with stories by George RR Martin, Robin Hobb and Garth Nix.

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“Sweet Country” Director Warwick Thornton On Documenting Australian History Through Indigenous Eyes (Interview)

SweetCountryUTR1The acclaimed award-winning Australian Western, co-starring Sam Neill and Bryan Brown, is finally released in the States after playing on the festival circuit.

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“Scream Queens” Star Diego Boneta Joins Mackenzie Davis in “Terminator” Sequel

DiegoBonetaTerminatorHaving recently appeared with Sam Worthington, another Terminator vet, in Netflix’s The Titan, Boneta has been keeping busy since the end of Ryan Murphy’s Fox series.

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James Franco, Milla Jovovich Go All “Mad Max” in First Trailer for “Future World” (Video)

FutureWorldTeaserCo-starring Suki Waterhouse, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu and Snoop Dogg, Franco co-directed the sci-fi thriller with Bruce Thierry Cheung.

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“A Quiet Place” Blows Up the Box Office with $50 Million, “Blockers” Also Does Well

QuietPlaceBlockersBoxOfficeREportThe top 3 movies grossed $96 million, while Marvel’s Black Panther became the third-highest grossing movie domestically as it surpassed Titanic.

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story”: Alden Ehrenreich Teams Up With Chewbacca and Lando in New Trailer (Video)

SoloDirected by Ron Howard from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the prequel stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson.

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Under the Radar: Ryan Prows’ “Lowlife,” Benson/Moorhead’s “The Endless,” and Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country”

UnderTheRadarGenreFilmsBannerThree very different genre films, including a crime-thriller from a writers’ collective, the latest from a duo of DIY filmmakers and a riveting Australian Western based on true Aboriginal stories.

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“A Quiet Place” Kicks Off April with $19 Million Opening Day

A Quiet Place JKUniversal’s R-rated comedy Blockers will probably have to settle for third place behind Spielberg’s Ready Player One, even though it took second place Friday with $7.8 million.

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Can Sex Comedy Movies Evolve with the Me Too Movement?

blockersYou’ll often hear, “you couldn’t make that movie today” when it comes to comedies, but the real issue is that society has evolved and humor along with it.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: Has the “Fast” Family Become Too Furious to Work With Each Other Again? (Video)

MTMP 4-6The guys also discuss the tracking figures for Avengers: Infinity War and rumors about Venom and Deadpool 2, plus they consider the likelihoods of both a female Indiana Jones, and a Quentin Tarantino-directed Star Trek movie.

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Halle Berry Attached to “Jagged Edge” Remake Being Developed by Sony

HalleBerryJaggedEdgeGlenn Close and Jeff Bridges starred in the original 1985 thriller about a wealthy news publisher accused of his wife’s murder and the female lawyer he hires to help get him off the hook.

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“The Endless” Filmmakers, Stars Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead on Making Micro-Budget Genre Films That Are Big on Ideas (Interview)

TheEndlessFeature2The filmmakers behind indie thrillers Spring and Resolution offer another quizzical mind-twisting thriller, one that has connections to their earlier work.

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“RED” Writers Jon and Erich Hoeber Hired to Pen Untitled Dave Bautista Action-Comedy for STXfilms

JonErichHoeberDaveBautistaThe writers of Battleship and the upcoming The Meg will write the family movie in which Bautista plays a CIA operative who gets paired with a 9-year-old girl.

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Trailer for “The First Purge” Shows Where It All Began (Video)

FirstPurgeTrailerThe fourth installment of the violent series is a prequel to the previous three movies with Universal releasing it on the 4th of July.

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“A Quiet Place” Review: Silence Is Golden But Communication Is Key In This Expertly Crafted Scare Machine Starring Emily Blunt

AQuietPlaceBlunt“The end result of the collaboration between director John Krasinski and his co-writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods is a terrific, broadly entertaining movie that manages to squeeze every bit of possible suspense out of its setting. It is a thrilling communal experience,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Rowan Atkinson Comedy “Johnny English Strikes Again” Gets a Trailer (Video)

Atkinson’s bumbling spy last appeared in 2011’s Johnny English Reborn, which grossed $8 million in North America but $152 million overseas, in case you’re wondering why a third movie was made.

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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Thriller “Welcome to Vienna” for Focus Features

Jake Gyllenhaal ExcerptThe Oscar-nominated actor will also produce the adaptation of Kevin Wignall’s upcoming novel To Die in Vienna under his production company Nine Stories.

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“Solo: A Star Wars” Story to Premiere Out of Competition at Cannes Film Festival

SoloRon Howard directed the film, which officially comes out on May 25 and co-stars Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian.

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Amy York Rubin Directing Bo Burnham’s “Gay Kid and Fat Chick” for Paramount Players

AmyYorkRubinBoBunrhamRubin’s credits include directing episodes of Casual, SMILF, Grown-ish and Fresh Off the Boat as well as creating a number of popular webseries.

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Ramin Bahrani, Netflix Team on Adaptation of Aravind Adiga Novel “The White Tiger”

RaminBahraniWhiteTigerThe acclaimed indie filmmaker behind Man Push Cart and 99 Homes tackles the India-based rags-to-riches crime-drama with hopes to start filming in India later this year.

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Adam Driver & Jonathan Pryce go on a Fantastical Journey in “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” Trailer (Video)

DonExcerptJonathan Pryce plays a delusional older man who is convinced he is the real Don Quixote. After he confuses an advertising executive named Toby (Adam Driver) for his squire, Sancho Panza, the two men set out on a journey that slowly seduces Toby into Don Quixote’s illusionary world.

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British Thriller “Beast” Gets a Trailer Before Its May 11 Release (Video)

BeastTrailerJessie Buckley from Taboo and Johnny Flynn from Genius star in this romantic thriller about a subdued woman on an isolated island community who falls for a stranger, who may be a murderer.

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“Blockers” Review: Progressive Comedy Is Being Sold on Raunchy Gags, But It’s At Its Best When It’s Honest About Love and Sex

Geraldine Blockers“Geraldine Viswanathan plays the daughter of John Cena and Sarayu Blue, and she’s a winning lead, a smart vivacious kid who is up for a night of experimentation and boundary-breaking. It’s a refreshing character, made even more refreshing because Viswanathan is not the conventional face of teen comedy,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Krasinski-Blunt Horror Flick “A Quiet Place” Will Dominate, but Can “Blockers” Pull off a Second Place Win over Spielberg?

BoxOffice4618BannerThe box office should pick up in April as stronger offerings are released before Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War at the end of the month.

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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for Scott Z. Burns CIA Drama “Torture Report”

TortureReportCastingJennifer Morrison is also in talks for the drama from the writer of Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum that looks at the CIA’s interrogation procedures post-9/11.

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Rowan Atkinson Comedy “Johnny English Strikes Again” Gets a Trailer (Video)

JohnnyEnglishTrailerAtkinson’s bumbling spy last appeared in 2011’s Johnny English Reborn, which grossed $8 million in North America but $152 million overseas, in case you’re wondering why a third movie was made.

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Sue Kroll Launches Kroll & Co. Shingle on Warners Lot; Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock to Star in First Projects

Kroll and Co.Kroll will serve as an executive producer on Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut A Star is Born and Edward Norton’s directorial debut Motherless Brooklyn, as well as John Crowley’s adaptation of The Goldfinch.

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