Emma Stone Passes J-Law as Highest-Paid Actress

Now that the Academy has honored Emma Stone with a much-deserved Oscar for her performance in “La La Land,” she has become a hot commodity and, if advanced buzz is any indication, her performance as Billie Jean King in this fall’s upcoming “The Battle of the Sexes” might land her another nomination.

George Lucas Still Offers Kathleen Kennedy Jedi Advice For ‘Star Wars’

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Even though for many, there was much to dislike about the George Lucas‘ “Star Wars” prequels, you have to respect the guy for seeing it through because, in the end, what we were watching was, in fact, his full cinematic vision splattered on screen. Lucas created worlds unlike any others with the prequels, and while they were heavily flawed, but one must admire the way he built up these stories from scratch. This feat is even more remarkable when you look at how every successful movie today is based on some kind of source material. What Lucas did with “Star Wars” would probably not be able to happen with today’s blockbusters, or at the very least the lack of financing would stop short any kind of project of this magnitude.
It’s safe to say that it must have been heartbreaking for Lucas to sell the rights of “Star Wars” to Disney, a deal which he stated to Business Insider was akin to selling off one of his “kids.” He’s also been vocal about Disney’s insistence to take over complete creative control of the films.
“They looked at the stories and they said, ‘We want to make something for the fans,’ ” Lucas said in 2015. “I said, ‘All I want to do is tell a story’… They decided they didn’t want to use those [my] stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing. They weren’t that keen to have me involved anyway — if I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble because they’re not going to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore. All I would do is muck everything up. And so I said, ‘OK, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way.'”
So, the next question would be, does Lucas have any role in the making of these new Disney-backed “Star Wars” movies? According to Lucasfilm head honchoKathleen Kennedy, Lucas does give advice every once in a while, albeit in the quietest of whispers:
“He’ll whisper in my ear every now and then. Usually, it’s something specific or important to him about Jedi training. Things like that,” she told EW.
There have barely been any examples of Lucas interfering in the creative process of these new “Star Wars” films, with “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwardsstating last year that Lucas’ input was limited to “jokes and encouragement to not screw up.”
You have to think that despite reaping an incomprehensibly large sum of money in selling the rights to Disney, Lucas must still be heartbroken at the prospect of others messing around with a creative endeavor he’s worked on for more than four decades. He lived and breathed “Star Wars” since the ’70s, putting everything else on hold.  People forget that he showed tremendous cinematic promise when he did 1973’s “American Graffiti,” a film which is still considered one of the milestones of 1970s cinema, and that he sacrificed that potential to fully delve into the “Star Wars” universe for the rest of his career. Here’s hoping Lucas can rest easy with someone else at the wheel.

"The Killing of A Sacred Deer" is flawed, but fascinating



My dispatch from Cannes:

Yorgos Lanthimos is a director that doesn’t mind bewildering and angering audiences. With Dogtooth and The Lobster he made brilliantly dissected and scathing satires of the patriarchal family. He’s at it again with The Killing of A Sacred Deer, which all, but confirms him as a sort of Bunuel for the 21st Century. Colin Farrell plays Steven, a deadpan surgeon still haunted by the failed surgery he did many years ago, while inebriated, which cost the life of the patient. This incident returns in the form of a sinister teenage boy who wants to make sure Steven’s life starts to fall apart in very personal ways. The film is an unabashed nightmare, a stalker thriller that delves into the surreal with an operatic and mesmerizing finale that will have you up in stitches. Farrell and Kidman, playing his wife, command the screen with ingeniously playful performances There are no winners in Lanthimos’ world, so beware. 

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” opens on November 3rd via A24

MUST WATCH: Charlottesville: Race and Terror – VICE News



The Charlottesville riots have been on everybody's mind this past week. The most comprehensive document of this, I must say, historic and dark day in American history has been Vice's tremendous behind-the-scenes look at the terror.

Casey Affleck Thinks Ben Affleck Isn't Doing 'The Batman'

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Rumors have been swirling as to whether or not Ben Affleck will be staying on as Batman in the DCEU. It all started when Affleck stepped down as director for the upcoming "The Batman," which consequently had Matt Reeves taking over the director's chair.  Affleck has also been going through his own personal problems which led to him recently leaving J.C. Chandor's "Triple Frontier." Add in the fact that the "Batman vs Superman" movie he was part of was met with mediocre reviews and it seems like the guy probably needs to take a breather. It's, of course, hard to relax when the WB counts on you being their Batman. Through all this Affleck has explicitly denied leaving reiterating earlier this summer:

Netflix Co-Founder’s Crazy Plan: Pay $10 a Month, Go to the Movies All You Want

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Yes, we all know the moviegoing paradigm is shifting. Especially with movie theaters struggling to make ends meet. A head-turning moment for execs just happened with this summer's box-office tally. Hollywood will fail to crack $4B in ticket sales for the first time since 2006. That is a problem. The number of moviegoers buying tickets is severely down and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon are making people stay at home instead of churning out their hard-earned money for overpriced parking, popcorn and movie tickets. It's a no-brainer decision for many; Why go through all that effort to watch a movie when you can just stay in the comfort of your own home, save money, and not have any of the annoyances that come with watching a movie in public (texting, talking). 
Mitch Lowe, a Netflix co-founder, had people talking today. His idea to save the industry was met with celebratory approval by audiences, but with vehement negative rebuttal by a theater chain. His theory is simple, how about you let people come to all the showings they want, but they just pay $10 each month, less than the price of an average single ticket.

'Creed 2' taking shape with Ivan Drago

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As an incredibly cinematic sport, boxing films are often rife with clichés. So then, what a welcome surprise it was to have a "Rocky" movie that actually delivered the thrills and goosebumps that made the original 1976 film such a great film. Although the story might be familiar, Ryan Coogler's "Creed" had a freshness and vitality that only a young, talented filmmaker and actor could bring to the table. Coogler and his actor Michael B Jordan, fresh off their Sundance triumph just two years ago with "Fruitvale Station," infused Rocky with 21st century modernism and style that Sylvester Stallone would have never been able to pull off if he were the writer-director, although I will say  that 2006's "Rocky Balboa" wasn't half-bad either. The way Coogler shot "Creed" brought some much-needed new blood to the tired boxing genre, a perfect example would the way he reinvented how a boxing match could be shot. 

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, The Best Movie of the Year so far



Taken from my January dispatch at Sundance:

The romance between a seventeen year-old Italian boy named Elio (Timothée Chalamet), and an American summer guest Oliver (Armie Hammer) staying at his parents’ cliffside mansion in southern Italy, Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name was the film most people believed would survive through next year’s Oscar season, and for good reason. Guadagnino has made one of the year’s best movies — sensual, sexy, and touching, it’s a film that is simply told, but packs a wallop by the end of its 130 minute running time.

THE FLORIDA PROJECT One of the Year's Very Best Films



from my Cannes dispatch:

After Tangerine, Sean Baker sets up his camera again with an eye towards uncharted America with “The Florida Project.” This time his eye goes towards the makeshift motels that litter the main avenues towards Disneyland, distilling a moist, colorful, and shimmering atmosphere, thanks to Alexis Zabe‘s beautiful photography. Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) is 6 years old and lives in a motel with her mother Halley (Bria Vinaite). On summer break, Mooney and her ragtag group of friends look for adventure as they roam through the outskirts of the motel while the adults around them struggle to make ends meet. Baker shoots his own “400 Blows” with his little band of insolent misfits. The atmosphere, paradoxically decadent and disenchanted, mixes what filmmaker himself calls “pop verité” cinema, to create a hybrid of hope and misery that feels both transcendent and groundbreaking. Like “Tangerine,” it is this sense of freedom, freshness and energy that, in Baker’s mise-en-scene, from the camera to the non-professional actors, the film maps contemporary America. Baker doesn’t succumb to the sirens of miserabilism, even though the final, sad frame might hint at this. Instead, he prefers the fanciful fantasy of the children who, in their flight forward, give themselves moments of happiness by the simple light of a blue sky.

Stan Lee Wants a Silver Surfer Movie

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Yes, please.

Lee still holds out hope that one character he's always been especially fond of will get another shot at Marvel movie stardom. Yes, we’re talking about the Silver Surfer, co-created by Lee and Jack Kirby during their halcyon run on The Fantastic Four. Lee is well aware the Surfer’s appearance in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surferleft much to be desired. He hopes Norrin Radd gets another shot. 

“He’s the one I want to see more,” Lee said. “He’s the most philosophical of all the characters I’ve ever worked on. And I have an idea for my cameo in that one!”

[SyFy]

Where is Nick Fury? Samuel L. Jackson confirms he won't be in upcoming 'Avengers' movies

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Samuel L Jackson's Nick Fury has been part of the MCU since its very beginnings, after all, he led S.H.I.E.L.D. for years and spearheaded the Avengers Initiative to what it is today. Jackson appeared as Fury in almost every MCU movie between 2008's "Iron Man" up to 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." That's a grand total of six movies. Then, he disappeared. There have been six additional MCU movies since then and he's appeared in none of them. Where is Nick Fury? We don't really know. Either Marvel's creative head Kevin Feig has decided to cut his role entirely in the films or has grander plans for him in the future. 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Teaser



My Cannes tweets:




Box Office Week: Annabelle: Creation opens to #1 with a great $35M, the 4th Conjuring film to open over $30M. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature has a disasterous opening at #3 with $8.9M. In domestic gross Wonder Woman passes $400M, Spider-man: Homecoming passes $300M, and Baby Driver passes $100M.

1. Annabelle: Creation $35 million
2. Dunkirk $11.4 million
3. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature $8.9 million
4. The Dark Tower $7.9 million
5. The Emoji Movie $6.6 million
6. Girls Trip $6.5 million
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming $6.1 million
8. Kidnap $5.2 million
9. The Glass Castle $4.9 million
10. Atomic Blonde $4.6 million

Movies Rumored To Have Been "Ghost-Directed"

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"Texas Chainsaw Massacre" director Tobe Hooper has always been credited as the director of "Poltergeist," but tell me you don't feel a Spielberg-ian vibe when you watch the film, of course you do. There have always been rumors — as well as accounts by cast and crew — that Steven Spielberg did, in fact, direct the movie. 

Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and D.W. Griffith on the day they formed United Artists (February 5, 1919)

Luc Besson Hates on Superhero Movies and Says 'Captain America' is 'Propaganda'

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Luc Besson's filmography is fairly impressive for a director that's never really received support from critics. He directed "Nikita," "Leon," and "The Fifth Element" back to back to back between 1990-1997. Fine. Those three films alone have allowed him enough creative freedom to direct whatever he wanted after those. The problem is the ensuing films weren't very good ("The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc," "Angel-A," "Arthur and the Invisibles," "The Family). He made somewhat of a comeback in 2014 with the underrated "Lucy," The Recently released "Valerian" was one of the most frustrating and dazzling movies I can remember, but what worked, those incredible visuals, was just spectacular and sucked you into its original world. It also was some of the best use of 3D I've ever seen. Of course, it tanked. Nobody came to see it. Its $200M budget has given a headache to the distributors and producers tied to the project.

Jon Woo back in the action genre for 'Manhunt'



John Woo‘s career has had so many ups and downs that we’ve lost track where he stands at the moment.

Tommy Wiseau “99.9% Approves” Of ‘The Disaster Artist’

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The Room,” a film funded by “entrepreneur” Tommy Wiseau for $6 million, was supposed to be his artist statement. But what turned out instead was what many consider one of the very worst movies of all time.
Wiseau wrote, directed and financed “The Room” back in 2003. However, the result was so bad that it has transcended genres and is now known as a cult disaster comedy. The film was so fascinatingly inept that it seemed too good to be true. Were Wiseau’s intentions genuine? Did he really set out to make a good movie? The answer, we found out, was, quite certainly, yes. And that added to the allure and charm of the picture.
It was assumed Wiseau would never want to make another film after his first catastrophic effort, but if there is anything that sets him apart from the rest it’s his undying and relentless passion for moviemaking. Wiseau is about to release another film entitled “Best F(r)iends” in the coming months.
Meanwhile, we have “The Disaster Artist” making the festival rounds this fall, which could become a cult classic itself as it is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 abomination. The film stars James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zach Efron, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith and, yes, Bryan Cranston as himself. The film was met with positive reviews at SXSW this past March and is about to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Wiseau has been fairly quiet about the film, but today he’s more or less given his stamp of approval to the whole thing, at least according to James Franco, who spoke to EW about Wiseau’s post-screening reaction.
“He didn’t see it until SXSW, and we were unsure of what he was going to think, especially because he said, [mimicking Wiseau’s accent] ‘Greg book only 40 percent true,’” recalls Franco. “It was like, well, that’s what we based it on, so what are you going to think about our movie? And that screening was so successful, it was like a rock concert. That and the ‘Spring Breakers‘ screening at SXSW [in 2013] would be the two greatest screenings of my life, I imagine. I was like, ‘So, Tommy, what did you think of the movie?’ And he said, ‘I approve 99.9 percent.’ And we were like, ‘What was the 0.1 percent? He said, ‘I think the lighting, in the beginning, a little off.’ [Laughs] I told Brandon [Trost, ‘The Disaster Artist’ cinematographer]. He was like, Yeah, maybe we should watch ‘The Room,’ get some lighting pointers!”
This whole project reeks of cinematic passion, a valentine to movies, an ode to the stinkers which we love and can’t live without. In many ways, “The Disaster Artist” bears similarities to Tim Burton‘s best movie, “Ed Wood,” which also dealt with terrible filmmaking, but ended up being such a sweet, heartfelt love letter to the movies.
“The Disaster Artist” opens on December 1st in limited release and goes wide on December 8th.

The Dark Knight Premiere Reactions: "Its like a slash guitar solo, on top of mt everest, while eating a nacho chalupa, while getting a** from your friends hot mom"

FX CEO Says He’s Waiting For Noah Hawley To Pitch Season 4 Of ‘Fargo’

We all had our doubts when we first heard that Joel and Ethan Coen‘s masterpiece “Fargo” was going to get adapted for the small screen, courtesy of FX, but after the first episode of creator Noah Hawley‘ brilliant series adaptation, we were converted.

Jack Black Attempts To Sing Korean Pop Songs While Korean Guys Attempt To Guess The Song

Early Cut Of Justice League Deemed "Unwatchable," Substantial Changes Being Made

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It seems like Henry Cavill's mustache is the least of the DCU's worries these days concerning their upcoming fall juggernaut "Justice League." Yesterday's rumor was that Warner Bros was apparently, unhappy with the cut they saw of "Justice League." The tone – which they felt was too dark – seemed to be the issue, but so was, as has been reported by many sources, the portrayal of Cyborg. Batman-On-Film has added to this negative barrage today by telling We Got This Covered that the situation is actually far worse than the aforementioned rumors. Here’s what they had to say:

Studio Ghibli Officially Reopens For New Hayao Miyazaki Movie "Boro the Caterpillar"

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James Cameron on the lack of imagination in 'The Force Awakens,' how 'Alien: Covenant' was great and why Zack Snyder inspires him

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Okay, lets be honest here. James Cameron is a visual director. Of course he's going to admire Zack Snyder and George Lucas. Cameron broke box office records 2-3 times, not through story but through path-breaking visuals. Take for example his take on Snyder:

'Ready Player One' First Look Image: Olivia Cooke is Art3mis

'Logan Lucky'

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“Logan Lucky” is Steven Soderbergh’s first film out of his so-called retirement, which always seemed like an extension of Soderbergh performance art.  In the meantime,  he’s been concentrating on television, most notably his excellent FX show “The Knick,” Now that it’s been, frustratingly, cancelled, Soderbergh is back and ready to add more to an impressive filmography which includes “Traffic,” “The Limey,” “Out of Sight,” Sex, Lies and Videotape,” “Erin Brockvich,” and “Ocean’s Eleven.” 

Disney pulls its movies from Netflix and says it will have its own streaming service in 2019



It was just last week that reports surfaced that Netflix was $20.54 billion in debt — yes, billion — which didn’t seem to bother its investors all that much as they concluded that to make money, you gotta spend money. Ok, so no reason to be alarmed, right?
In news that has rocked the industry to its core, Disney has announced that it will be pulling its movies from Netflix and starting a new streaming service solely composed of the Disney content — past, present, and future — which actually is pretty gigantic and could easily fill any streaming service. The goal is to launch the branded streaming service in 2019, which will be home for all their feature films and TV shows. It’s a huge move, but one that’s also inevitable.

First image of a Porg in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Major STAR WARS 8 Revelations: Mark Hamill 'Struggled' With Luke Wanting To End The Jedi, Rey Will Solve the Mystery of Luke's Exile, Luke Thought Kylo Was The Chosen One and more

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As part of EW’s new cover story, the cast and crew of "The Last Jedi" have teased what fans can expect. Director Rian Johnson's biggest task was to find a backstory as to what happened to Luke after "Return of the Jedi."

Donald Glover Opens Up About Han Solo Movie Director switch

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“Ron is such a legend, and he knows exactly what the vision for what he is doing is … [but Phil and Chris] hired us, so you sort of feel like, ‘I know I’m not your first choice …’ And you worry about that,” Glover, who plays Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo origin film, told The Hollywood Reporter in its latest cover story. “To be honest, I don’t know exactly what happened. I feel like I was the baby in the divorce, or the youngest child. The oldest child is like, ‘We know what’s happening, but we are keeping you out of it.’ And I’m just like, [Glover’s voice rises several octaves] ‘Was that scene good? How did you feel?'”

[EW]

"Blade Runner: 2049" just received an "R" rating from the MPAA/CARA for "violence, some sexuality, nudity & language."



"Blade Runner" came out in 1982, just before the PG-13 era began in 1984 with "Red Dawn." If it were to come out today, with some relatively insignificant cuts, it would have most likely garnered a PG-13 rating. There weren't any overtly violent sequences nor was there really any drug use or nudity. And, yet, here we are in 2017, director Denis Villeneuve and Hampton Fancher, who wrote the original's screenplay, have made a sequel, "Blade Runner 2049," that has just been given an R.

The MPAA has released its list of upcoming film ratings and "Blade Runner 2049" has been listed as  "Rated R for "violence, some sexuality, nudity & language. This comes as no surprise as Villeneuve had hinted just a few months ago to Screen Daily that the rating was all, but confirmed:

“My producers are finding it fun to remind me that it will be one of the most expensive R-rated independent feature films ever made.”

I'm glad this is getting an R, but that wasn't really an issue, to begin with. Whether the film was PG-13 or R, it wouldn't have deterred from the story, which is more about existential mystery and suspense than any kind of outright violence. Although, it seems like Villeneuve is upping the ante in regards to the violence with this sequel.

The official synopsis reads like this:

"Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society in chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years."

“Blade Runner 2049” will be released on October 6th.

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[EW]

The original Dracula - Bela Lugosi. Diabolical and terrifying.

Another new picture of jacked James Brolin as Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

mother! Official Trailer



Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence seem like a total mismatch as a married couple. It also feels like old school horror. Movies like "Rosemary’s Baby," "Repulsion" and "The Shining" come to mind. Sort of weak, timid women with masculine, brutish men who are nearly double their age. This feels sort of like the modernization of that classic horror trope.

The ending screen of Stanley Kubrick's film "Barry Lyndon" 1975 is masterful

International Poster for Pixar's 'Coco'

Box Office Week: The Dark Tower is #1 with a terrible $19.5M, leading the worst weekend of the summer. Meanwhile Kidnap underwhelms at #5 with $10.2M and Detroit bombs at #8 with $7.2M. Also Dunkirk passes $300M worldwide and The Mummy passes $400M worldwide.


[Reddit]

New images released of Pennywise in IT



'Wonder Woman' can finish in the top 5 highest-grossing superhero movies of all-time


I see no reason as to why it wouldn't. Here's where things currently stand:
  1. Marvel's The Avengers: $623.4 million
  2. The Dark Knight: $544.3 million
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron: $459 million
  4. The Dark Knight Rises: $448 million
  5. Iron Man 3: $409 million
  6. Captain America: Civil War: $408 million
  7. Spider-Man (2002): $403.7 million
  8. Wonder Woman: $399.5 million

EXCLUSIVE: First Image of Josh Brolin as Cable in 'Deadpool 2'




This must be a juicy role given that both Brad Pitt and Russell Crowe were in talks to play the epitomes villain. I, for one, am very excited for Brolin, a fantastic actor, to give us his take on this nasty, ruthless villain.
"Josh Brolin has nabbed the hotly contested role of Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The production has been on the warpath to find the right actor for the role for months, with Michael Shannon almost nabbing the role and Stranger Things star David Harbour on the shortlist. (There were even rumors of conversations with Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt.) In the end, Brolin emerged as a surprise contender, notching his second Marvel Comics character in the process; the actor plays the villain Thanos in the Marvel Studios movies. Sources say Brolin's deal is for four movies. "

Karl Urban Says 'Judge Dredd' TV Series a Go

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I remember going into 2012's "Dredd 3D" with very low expectations. After all, this was a reboot of "Judge Dredd," a terrible 90s action movie starring Sylvester Stallone as a tough street judge. What we got instead with "Dredd" was a genuinely visionary film. Director Pete Travis made something beautifully artful out of the savagery he depicted onscreen. Paul Leonard's exalting techno soundtrack also gave the film an avant-garde edginess that fit perfectly with the film's atmosphere. The 3D was also second to none. Travis, using color and the best use of slo-mo I could recall in ages, made a film that was wholly auteur-ed and singular in its vision. Let us not forget that the screenplay was written by Alex Garland, a man who burst onto the directorial scene in 2015 with his brilliant "Ex-Machina" and is now one of the most sought-after sci-fi filmmakers. Garland's lean, mean scenario had none of the superfluous tropes that would hamper down most of the action movies we see today. I also can't fail to mention Karl Urban ("Star Trek Beyond") who played a great, nasty hero as the titular character himself.

Watch the trippy and surreal 'Guardians' Inferno' Featuring the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and ... David Hasselhoff?



"Guardians of the Galaxy" and music go hand in hand. James Gunn's series has had two incredibly well-chosen soundtracks, or mix-tapes if you will, filled with 70's and 80's guilty-pleasure pop cornerstones. Half the fun of watching these movies is wondering what song Gunn will choose next to move his story forward. It's an indelibly pleasurable experience to be delighted by breathless action and, at the same time, bop your head up and down to, say, Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain," or Cheap Trick's "Surrender."

Before filming The Karate Kid, Director John G. Avildsen shot and edited a rehearsal draft of the entire film on VHS. He posted it on YouTube, a few years before his death.

Leaked Promo Still of Leia From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

New promotional still of Leia Organa in The Last Jedi

Avengers Infinity War Trailer (Leaked)

"Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" Star Was Paid More Than Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot

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The gist of this latest "controversy," trending on social media, is that back in 2014, when Gal Gadot signed her three-picture deal with Warner Bros to star as Wonder Woman,  she was going to earn $300,000 for each DCEU film she was part of – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman and the upcoming "Justice League."

Yes, she was pretty much an unknown actress before this summer's monstrous success, in fact, nobody thought "Wonder Woman" would hit such pay dirt, but it did and she will be generously compensated for the sequel I'm sure. However, comparing Gadot's salary to, let's say, Sharknado 5's Ian Ziering still gives us interesting results because, well, it seems like Ziering actually made more, much more. According to the THR, Ziering made $500,000 per picture of the franchise, a full $200,000 more than what Gadot makes. 

Sure, Gadot had never played the lead in any English-language film before, but she was the leading star of a major action blockbuster and Ziering is, well, the star of "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming," which, by the way, has the cringe-inducing tagline "Make America Bait Again." Ziering has starred as Sam Shepard in the "Sharknado" series since 2013. 

I'm sure Gadot will be highly compensated for the upcoming sequel, but this news really puts into perspective just how pathetic it all looks for Warner Bros.

"Wonderstruck" has a new poster

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Wonder Woman has surpassed Guardians of the Galaxy 2 as the top superhero movie of the year and the second highest grossing movie so far released in 2017

[Box-Office Mojo]

Christian Bale has, yet again, gained a considerable amount of weight to play Dick Cheney in upcoming biopic

'Get Out' is the most profitable movie of 2017

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First-time director Jordan Peele, one-half of the comedic duo Key and Peele, had the time of his life messing with our heads this past spring with the horror-satire “Get Out.” The clever film packed plenty of tension, but also found a way to skewer and make critical insights about the race relations in America. “Get Out” wasn’t just a horror comedy, but it was filled with political fireworks that made it a lot more nuanced and thought-provoking than your average B-movie flick.

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