Focus Features has set a June 25, 2021 theatrical release for Justin Chon’s drama Blue Bayou which the label picked up global rights to last spring during the Cannes virtual market. The pic, which also stars Chon, tells the timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean
James Gunn has confirmed that John Ostrander has a role in The Suicide Squad. Ostrander is probably best-known for creating the second and modern version of the Suicide Squad comics. Director David Ayer first took on the squad in the 2016 movie, but it failed to excite fans and critics, though it was a box
IMAX today reported third quarter earnings for the period ended September 30. Revenues were $37.3M versus $86.4M in the third quarter of 2019, largely impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The result is, however, much better than Q2 which saw revenues of just $8.9M. In part that’s down to the resurgence of moviegoing in Asia.
With fans of The Addams Family discussing who the perfect Gomez Addams would be in the next live-action adaptation, Oscar Isaac has emerged as another very popular choice. This month, it was revealed that Tim Burton is in the midst of developing a new take on pop culture’s ookiest family with a television series reboot.
Shares in IMAX were down in pre-market trading this morning after the company announced its Q3 results, which included a loss of $47.2M on revenues of $37.3M. As of 10AM ET, they were down 4.92%. CEO Rich Gelfond, however, remains bullish on the theatrical business and the company’s future health. “Our financial position gives us
The Mandalorian fan theory could shed some light as to why Moff Gideon wants the Child, aka Baby Yoda, so bad. Giancarlo Esposito’s villainous Moff Gideon character is one of the big mysteries surrounding the hit Disney+ series. Thankfully, season 2 will give Star Wars fans some more of the character, along with some fights
Despite the firm response earlier this month from the National Association of Theatre Owners of California/Nevada to not reopen cinemas in San Francisco county given its concession ban, major circuits like Cinemark and AMC have taken an about face this week. Now opening a movie theater without the means of selling popcorn and soda is
Benedict Cumberbatch, as it turns out, improvised one of the biggest moments in Avengers: Endgame. This, according to Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, who recently made the reveal on Twitter. Had Cumberbatch not improved the moment as we saw it on screen, the climax of the movie may well have felt quite a bit different
France is now set to enter a second lockdown phase from tomorrow night and for five weeks as coronavirus cases continue to escalate. French President Emmanuel Macron made the announcement in an address to the nation this evening. Movie theaters were not explicitly cited, but will clearly be included in the off-limit zones, dealing a
Animorphs books fans rejoiced when it was announced that the series was going to get a live-action film under Scholastic and Step up producer Erik Feig’s production company Picturestart. Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant, who co-wrote the original book series under the pseudonym K.A. Applegate, were also attached to the project as creative voices. Unfortunately,
Studio Movie Grill, the in-theater dining chain with seven California locations has filed for bankruptcy, one of the first leading exhibitors to officially buckle under pandemic-related financial stress. The Dallas-based company filed for Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. It will continue to operate but reorganize with the protections
The True Adventures of Wolfboy is a touching coming-of-age story about acceptance in a cruel and exploitative world. Jaeden Martell stars as a teenager with hypertrichosis, a condition that causes excessive hair growth all over the body. His dog-like appearance is the subject of constant ridicule; which has left him introverted and filled with self-loathing.
As COVID-19 cases spike, Europe is once again taking serious measures to curb the virus’ spread. After initially shuttering its movie theaters in late February and then reopening in June, Italy is now set to close cinemas once again from tomorrow. At the same time, Spain has approved a new national state of alarm and
Gorillaz: The Movie? Sounds like it is on the way. Alternative band Gorillaz are finally set to produce an animated movie, and it looks like the project is heading to Netflix. The news was revealed by Damon Albarn, who heads up the band. While specific details largely remain elusive for the moment, the musician did
SUNDAY AM Refresh for more analysis and B.O. chart…The domestic box office remains in purgatory again at the weekend box office, this despite the fact that New York State reopened some cinemas in certain counties. We still need the full engine of Los Angeles, which is still closed, and New York City. I hear that
Hasbro has unveiled their upcoming retro Star Wars action figures for The Mandalorian. The set of retro figures includes The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, IG-11, Kuiil, Moff Gideon, Greef Karga, and the Child, aka Baby Yoda. If that wasn’t enough, a new Monopoly game based on the hit Disney+ series is also on the way, just