Post Malone and Mark Wahlberg brawl in Spenser Confidential trailer: Watch

Netflix has shared the official trailer for its new action-comedy Spenser Confidential, which boasts a star-studded cast of Mark Wahlberg, Marc Maron, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, and… Post Malone. The video opens with a messy prison brawl between a character named Spenser (Wahlberg) and a rowdy crew headed up by Posty. As the trailer unfolds, we learn that Spenser, an ex-cop, is about to be released from jail and intends to leave Boston for good. His plans become derailed, however, when his old boxing coach and mentor (Arkin) convinces him to help train a newbie named Hawk (Duke). Things go further awry after two of Spenser’s former colleagues are killed and he tasks himself with bringing the murderers to justice. Murmurs of the Peter Berg-directed flick and its impressive cast started back in 2018. Inspired by Ace Atkins’ book, Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland, the film debuts on Netflix beginning March 6th. (Read: The 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020) Though Post Malone’s cameo in the trailer is brief, it still marks one of the first cinematic roles for the rapper. He isn’t dipping out of the music world, though; Posty is actually on tour right now in support of Hollywood’s […]

Rian Johnson working on Knives Out sequel

Rian Johnson appears ready for another sharp sleuthing story, as he’s working on a sequel to Knives Out. With an A-list ensemble cast, off-kilter humor, and cleverly delivered socio-political commentary, the writer-director’s whodunit was one of the best films of last year. It also racked in a strong $247.5 million on a $40 million budget, alongside a Golden Globe nom for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical. The idea of the follow-up surely would have Lionsgate ready to spin the grinding wheel again, and Johnson says he’s ready to unsheathe another crime mystery. (Read: Conversations with Consequence: Knives Out’s Rian Johnson and Michael Shannon) Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at a pre-Globes party on Saturday, Johnson said he’s already developing a sequel focused on Southern detective Benoit Blanc. Producer Ram Bergman added that Daniel Craig, who earned a Golden Globe nod for the role, is down to reprise the character. “Daniel had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do more,” said Berman. Johnson wants to draw the blade on Knives Out 2 quickly, with hopes to get it in front of cameras before the end of the year — but he’ll have to deliver a script first. In the meantime, […]

Cats estimated to lose up to $100 million

It’s no secret Cats hasn’t gotten off to a good start, but it appears it’s projected to have an equally rough finish. According to Deadline, the Universal/Amblin/Working Title film is estimated to lose at least $71 million dollars after costs– that is if Cats can hit at least $100 million at the box office worldwide. Its box office loss could be even higher — up to $100 million, some rival executives predict — if revenues fall below that worldwide mark. Cats had a production budget of $90 million plus an additional estimated $115 million global P&A costs. That doesn’t count estimated home entertainment costs and global P&A, which could touch down around $226 million. With a star-studded cast including Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, audiences and critics had fairly high hopes for Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s beloved feline-centric musical. But doubts began to surface after the first trailer arrived, then solidified with the second. Then came the critics’ negative reviews, followed by Universal’s attempt to get a new version of the film into theaters. By the time opening weekend was done, the movie had only made $6.5 million, falling far behind other holiday blockbusters like […]

Terry Gilliam rips Black Panther: “I think the people who made it have never been to Africa”

Terry Gilliam doesn’t think Black Panther is worth the hype. In a recent interview, the former Monty Python member and director said the people behind the film “have never been to Africa” and claimed the movie’s ability to give “young black kids” something to believe in is “bullshit.” IndieWire sat down with Terry Gilliam to interview him about his new film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. When the subject of Marvel movies came up, he spewed out the above comments. And when they asked him if he thought Black Panther only received that much hype because of its commitment to “identity politics”, Gilliam replied that “it makes my blood boil.” “I hated Black Panther. It makes me crazy. It gives young black kids the idea that this is something to believe in. Bullshit. It’s utter bullshit. I think the people who made it have never been to Africa,” he said. “They went and got some stylist for some African pattern fabrics and things. But I just I hated that movie, partly because the media were going on about the importance of bullshit.” (Read: Top 20 Films of the 2010s by Black Directors) Strong feelings and strong claims! But in actuality, the team […]

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer rides in on lightning: Watch

It’s been two years since we last saw Gal Gadot wearing Diana Prince’s tiara. After the film was pushed back more than half a year to give it summer tentpole status, we’re finally getting a solid look at Wonder Woman 1984 with the first trailer. The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman moves the action from World War I to the Cold War. Now, an Amazonian goddess making it 66 years without so much as a wrinkle is one thing, but how in the world did Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) survive an exploding airplane and six decades without a single scratch? And on top of that mystery, Wonder Woman has a pair of dangerous new adversaries to face in archaeologist/Cheetah goddess Barbara Ann Minerva (Kristen Wiig) and the devious business man Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal). The trailer also reveals a hyper-vibrant new look for Wonder Woman to go along with her impressive powers — like using her lasso of truth to swing from actual freakin’ lightning. Take a look below. (Read: Top 25 Comic Book Movies of the 2010s) Directed once more by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with Geoff Johns and David Callaham, Wonder Woman 1984 also stars Connie Nielsen […]

Joker is the most profitable comic book movie of all time

Put on a happy face, because Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is the most profitable comic book movie of all time. The villainous origin story had a modest (by studio standards) budget of $62.5 million, and a global gross of $957 million as of Friday evening, according to Forbes. That means it has made more than 15-times its budget, surpassing the record previously held by Jim Carrey’s The Mask ($351 million from a $23 million budget). Currently, the third-most profitable comic book movie is Venom, the fourth is Batman, and the fifth is Deadpool.  Of course, this news somewhat depends on how you define ‘profitable.’ For instance, the highest-grossing comic book movie of all time is Avengers: Endgame. But with a bloated budget of $356 million, and a mere $2.798 billion in box office, Endgame only made 7.9-times as much as it cost. According to the way Forbes defines ‘profitable’ — in terms of return on investment — that makes Endgame only about half as profitable as Joker. The Avengers will no doubt be crying into their billions. (Read: Who’s the Better Joker: Heath Ledger or Joaquin Phoenix?) During its record-breaking run, Joker has had the kind of wild promotional cycle that would make Kanye West proud. From Joaquin Phoenix’s stormy interview, the concerned letter […]

Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss scrap plans for Star Wars film

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are no longer developing a Star Wars film trilogy. In a statement released late Monday, the pair cited their recent overall deal with Netflix as the reason for their exit. “We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything. But there are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects. So we are regretfully stepping away.” In her own statement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy remarked, “David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers. We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars.” In 2018, prior to the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones going into production, Benioff and Weiss signed a deal with Disney to develop a new series of films. Some fans and critics of GoT subsequently blamed the deal for the […]

Put on a happy face, Joker porn is currently the most popular genre on Pornhub

The worst part about having a Pornhub account is people expect you to behave as if you don’t. This weekend, the new Joker movie didn’t just lead the Box Office, it also topped the search box at Pornhub. The Internet carnality distributor keeps tabs on their users’ search histories, and as first reported by TMZ, the popular site saw a massive uptick in customers who were, well, down to clown. Pornhub counted 741,000 searches for “joker” in the first four days following the release of the movie directed by Rod Drillups Todd Phillips and starring Walking Penis Joaquin Phoenix. The activity came to a head (get your mind out of the gutter) on Sunday, with a peak of 291,628 searches. This is hardly the first time that men and women in skintight spandex have dominated pornography searches. In 2016, Suicide Squad led to Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie in the film) becoming the most searched fictional character in Pornhub’s history. It’s a dubious distinction for Robbie, and something she probably won’t want to tell her parents. Sure, there’s something vaguely disquieting about so many porn users being attracted to comic book characters, but then again, lots of them seem […]

Stephen King announces new novellas collection If It Bleeds

Stephen King never stops. It’s been teased for months now, but the Master of Horror has confirmed the release of If It Bleeds. The book collects four different novellas — similar to Different Seasons or Four Past Midnight — and lands on shelves May 5, 2020. Details are sparse, though it’s been confirmed that fan favorite character Holly Gibney of the Mr. Mercedes trilogy and The Outsider will return. Currently, there’s an Amazon listing and a book cover befitting of our current season, all of which you can see below. From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds—each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.” “The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted […]

Eddie Murphy confirms he’s making Beverly Hills Cop 4

Who knew 2019 would be the year of Eddie Murphy? The comedian has been blazing the comeback trail, with plans to host SNL, embark on a comedy tour, and even star in Coming to America 2. Now, the actor has shared he’ll also be making the long gestating Beverly Hills Cop 4. Making the Cop’s fourth installment has been on-and-off the table for some time. In 2013, CBS whipped up a pilot for a sequel series centered around the son of Murphy’s cop character, Axel Foley. That never made it to air, and Paramount decided to move ahead with a proper cinematic follow-up. Initially set to release in 2016, production hit multiple delays and eventually fell apart after Murphy expressed frustrations with the script. Now however, it seems like it’s officially back on. In a new interview with Collider, Murphy discussed his comeback plans, including bringing back Foley. The comedian stated, “Yeah that’s what we’re doing after Coming to America 2. We’re doing Beverly Hills Cop and then the plan is to get back on stage and do standup.” He continued, “These movies and Saturday Night Live it’s kind of like… I’m looking at it as a bookend. If I […]