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Happy Death Day’ leads box office With $26.5 Million

“Happy Death Day” has cause for celebration. The latest from Blumhouse and Universal is leading the box office this weekend with $26.5 million from 3,149 locations. That puts it far ahead of “Blade Runner 2049,” which is skidding to $15.1 million during its second...
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The Weinstein Company pushes historical drama “The Current War” to a 2018 release

The Weinstein Company has pulled Benedict Cumberbatch historical drama “The Current War” from its planned Black Friday Nov. 24 release date, shelving the film for an undecided 2018 release since the Harvey Weinstein scandal has soured the market for Weinstein Co....
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Taylor Swift filming music video at several locations in London

Taylor Swift was spied filming a music video at several locations in London over the weekend, according to multiple media reports including The Daily Mail. She was filmed on a double-decker bus, in the back of a black cab, on a bike atop the Millennium Bridge and in a...
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Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ full Trailer

The first full action-packed trailer for Marvel’s “Black Panther” is here. In it, Chadwick Boseman’s character, T’Challa, returns to his home where he rules, the fictional African nation of Wakanda. Footage throughout the trailer shows him embodying his superhero...
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Studios’ TV Ad Spending topped by ‘The Foreigner’

Ads placed for the thriller had an estimated media value of $4.86 million through Sunday for 1,010 national ad airings across 25 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Oct. 2-8. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new...
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Happy Death Day’ leads box office With $26.5 Million

“Happy Death Day” has cause for celebration. The latest from Blumhouse and Universal is leading...
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The Weinstein Company pushes historical drama “The Current War” to a 2018 release

The Weinstein Company has pulled Benedict Cumberbatch historical drama “The Current War” from its...
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Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ full Trailer

The first full action-packed trailer for Marvel’s “Black Panther” is here. In it, Chadwick...
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Studios’ TV Ad Spending topped by ‘The Foreigner’

Ads placed for the thriller had an estimated media value of $4.86 million through Sunday for 1,010...
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Full Trailer :‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled the highly anticipated theatrical trailer for “Star Wars: The Last...
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Paddington Sequel’s First Trailer (Watch)

Paddington is back with his usual slapstick as a less-than-successful window washer in the first teaser trailer for the sequel. The well-intentioned bear faces the task of getting a heavy bucket of water up a ladder, but winds up with the bucket on his head. “You’re...

‘Wonder Woman’ A Film In Review

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot breathe some fresh air into the DC film universe. It may have taken four films to get there, but the DC Extended Universe has finally produced a good old-fashioned superhero. Sure, previous entries in the Warner Bros. assembly line have...

Robert Downey Jr. Buys $10.5M Windmill Conversion

  Actor Robert Downey Jr. is the proud owner of a unique property in the Hamptons. The gifted performer purchased the shingle-style with a difference for an undisclosed sum, but the property had been listed prior to the sale for about $11 million. Known as the...

‘World’s Loneliest Dog’ Lands Role in ‘Transformers’

If you want any insight into the mind of Michael Bay, just look to his canine companions. “If you understand how he feels about his dogs, you’ve got it,” says producer Jerry Bruckheimer. “He’s nuts about them, they’re like his kids.” Currently, Bay is father to three...

Comedy ‘Good Catholic’ Set For September Release

Pigasus Pictures and Broad Green Pictures have set a Sept. 8 release date for romantic comedy “The Good Catholic” in theaters and VOD. Paul Shoulberg directed from his own script with Zachary Spicer, Wrenn Schmidt (“Outcast”), John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”), and Danny...

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Review

When Disney first announced plans to build a feature film out of its venerable Pirates of the Caribbean ride, there was little reason to expect anything more than a grab for quick cash and a few Disneyland cross-promotional opportunities. To just about everyone’s...

Roger Moore Remembered

Tributes to the late Roger Moore flooded social media Tuesday following the announcement that the James Bond actor had died at the age of 89 in Switzerland. Singer Boy George hailed Moore as “the king of cool” while Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe tweeted...

James Bond Star, Roger Moore Has Passed Away At 89

Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89. His family issued an announcement on...

Zac Efron to Star as Serial Killer Ted Bundy

Zac Efron has come on board to star as serial killer Ted Bundy in the independent drama “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.” Voltage Pictures and Michael Costigan’s Cota Films are producing with Joe Berlinger directing. Michael Werwie wrote the original...

‘Baywatch’ Boasts Best Social Media Buzz

Paramount’s action-comedy “Baywatch” generated the most social media buzz last week with nearly 45,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. The studio released a new red band trailer on May 10 and held its red carpet...

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Final Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxjPjPzQ1iU Apes and humans face off with plenty of violence and bloodshed in the final trailer for Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes” — the eighth film in the franchise. “I did not start this war,” intones Andy Serkis’ ape leader...

Poll: Should Jimmy Kimmel Return to Host the Oscars in 2018?

Jimmy Kimmel said in his Oscars monologue Sunday night, “I’ve never been to the Oscars before. It’s my first time here. And the way you people go through hosts, it’s probably my last time here.” However, that may not be true. Kimmel’s hosting gig drew a largely...

The Five Key Years That Changed Cannes Forever

Every Cannes Film Festival is important, but only a handful of the editions have been game-changers. As the festival celebrates its 70th birthday, here are five events that altered the DNA of Cannes, shaping the fest into the global powerhouse that it is today. The...

Andy Weir’s New Book ‘Artemis’ to Be Adapted by Fox

Fox and New Regency have picked up movie rights to Andy Weir’s near-future thriller “Artemis.” Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood are producing for Fox-based Genre Films. Weir is the author of “The Martian,” which served as the basis for the Matt Damon movie of the same...

‘Dunkirk’ Tops Social Media Buzz

Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” generated the most social media buzz last week with 52,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. Warner Bros. unveiled a gritty new trailer on Friday, following a trailer...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets Another Sound Track Hit!

The mixtape-as-movie concept has proven a hitmaker for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which vaulted to the top of the box office with a $145 million domestic weekend haul based largely on the power of classic rock. The plot hinges on a Walkman-wearing intergalactic...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Full Trailer Debuts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4 2049 is inching closer — Warner Bros. released the official, full-length trailer for the “Blade Runner” sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” on Monday morning at a live trailer debut event with stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford,...

‘Alien: Covenant’ Film Review

Ridley Scott's official return to the 'Alien' franchise is essentially a 'Prometheus' sequel with Aliens in it. Forty years ago, two movies rewrote the rules for science fiction. The first, of course, was 1977’s “Star Wars,” which made every child dream of space,...

‘The Dark Tower’ Gets A Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjwfqXTebIY   “THE MAN IN black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” This is Stephen King’s best opening line. It’s one of the best opening lines in literature. However, it is not the opening line in the trailer...

Shark Attack Movie ‘47 Meters Down’ Gets NewTrailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIjL7Pn8grU   Mandy Moore dives into shark-infested waters in this summer’s open ocean survival horror, “47 Meters Down.” There have been trailers for Johannes Roberts’ take on the classic deep-sea scenario floating around, but a...

Christina Aguilera Jones Join Sci-Fi Romance ‘Zoe’

Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones, and Miranda Otto have joined Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux in Scott Free’s sci-fi romance “Zoe,” which begins shooting in Montreal on May 8. Drake Doremus (“Like Crazy”) is directing the futuristic love story from a...

‘Alien: Covenant’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

Ads placed for the sci-fi horror film had an estimated media value of $5.47 million through Sunday for 1,291 national ad airings across 44 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from April 24-30. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as...

Johnny Depp Suffers From ‘Compulsive Spending Disorder’

Johnny Depp may need to be medically examined for a “compulsive spending disorder,” according to the latest court claims from his former management company. The documents, filed by Joel and Robert Mandel of the Mandel Company on Monday, claimed that Depp’s...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Trailer

The trailer for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” the sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” has debuted, with new cast members Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, and Elton John joining returning stars Taron Egerton and Colin Firth. Matthew Vaughn the...

Cannes: Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino Join Festival Jury

Actors Will Smith and Fan Bingbing and directors Paolo Sorrentino and Maren Ade will serve on the 70th Cannes Film Festival’s jury, whose full lineup was unveiled by festival organizers Tuesday. Smith, Fan, Ade and Oscar-winner Sorrentino join previously announced...

Review: ‘I Am Heath Ledger’

If there is any one image you take away from “I Am Heath Ledger,” it’s that of Ledger staring into the camera, spinning it around and around, creating his own sort of impromptu DV-selfie version of the swirling-camera POV dance duets in “Saturday Night Fever” and...

‘Blonde Ambition’ in the Works at Universal For Madonna Biopic

Universal is developing Madonna biopic “Blonde Ambition,” picking up rights to Elyse Hollander’s “Blonde Ambition” screenplay about Madonna’s first album. “Blonde Ambition” led the 2016 version of the Black List — an annual ranking of the best unproduced screenplays...

Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

The word “Marvel,” as in comic books or movie studios, has become a foundational term of our culture. Yet you could sit through almost every one of today’s comic-book movies and not find a whole lot to marvel at. That’s where “Guardians of the Galaxy” came in. In an...

Amy Schumer to Star in ‘I Feel Pretty’

Amy Schumer has found her next film. Wonderland Sound & Vision and Voltage Pictures have tapped Schumer to star in their upcoming comedy, “I Feel Pretty,” from a script written and to be directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. The movie, set to shoot this...

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in ‘A Star Is Born’

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are about to go where Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand have gone before. Filming began Monday on “A Star Is Born,” the latest remake of the the oft-made story of two celebrities who meet when one’s star is on the rise and the other’s is...

Ron Howard to Direct, Produce ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Movie

Ron Howard will direct and produce the contemporary economic drama “Hillbilly Elegy,” based on J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir. Howard will produce with Imagine Entertainment chairman Brian Grazer and the company’s president, Erica Huggins. Julie Oh will oversee...

‘Fate of The Furious’ Tops TV Ad Spending!

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “The Fate of the Furious.” Ads placed for the eighth...

‘Fate Of The Furious’ Has social media buzzing!

Universal’s action tentpole “The Fate of the Furious” dominated social media chatter last week with more than 80,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. The studio held a a fan Q&A in New York with stars Scott...

‘Justice League’ Takes Over Social Media With New Trailer!

Warner Bros. mega-tentpole “Justice League” dominated social media chatter last week with more than 201,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. The studio released teaser videos and posters on March 23-24, kicked off...

Aubrey Plaza Loses Her Mind!

Aubrey Plaza goes insane in a raucous teaser trailer for the dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West,” which shows her crashing a wedding and pepper-spraying the bride, played by Meredith Hagner, for not inviting her. The trailer depicts Plaza’s character Ingrid Thornberg...

Ridley Scott To Direct “Battle of Britian”

Ridley Scott is in early development at Fox to direct and produce a “Battle of Britain” World War II movie with Matthew Orton writing the script. Fox bought the project as a pitch last year and set the project up with Scott’s Fox-based Scott Free production company...

‘Dark Tower’ Footage References ‘The Shining’

“The Dark Tower” is widely considered to be Stephen King’s masterpiece, but its mind-bending plot and intricate special effects have delayed its transition to the big screen. Sony is banking that fans of the series of adventure novels will turn out in force this...

‘Tomb Raider’: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

Attention all “Tomb Raider” enthusiasts — Warner Bros. and MGM have revealed the first look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. In newly-released photos, first published in Vanity Fair, Vikander is shown taking on the role first commandeered by Angelina Jolie in the...

HollyWood Hits An Incredible $38 Billion In 2016

Movie-going hit record levels in 2016, setting a new high-water mark for the film industry, but only reaching the new pinnacle by a hair. Global box office revenue was essentially flat, rising a percentage point to end the year with $38.6 billion in revenues,...

Robert Downey Jr. to play “Doctor Dolittle“

Robert Downey Jr. will star in the movie “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,” based on the classic character who can talk to animals, for Universal Pictures. Stephen Gaghan, who most recently directed Matthew McConaughey’s “Gold,” will helm the film from his own...

Natalie Portman Gives Birth And Then Films Music Video

  Natalie Portman may have skipped the Oscars this year due to her pregnancy, but that didn’t stop the “Jackie” actress from filming a music video just days before giving birth. James Blake featured the expectant mother in his video for “My Willing Heart,”...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Topping $400 Million!

Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” is crossing the $400 million mark in worldwide box office grosses Tuesday after less than a week of release. The studio reported that the tentpole took in $35.3 million on Monday to lift the worldwide total to $392.4 million...

Annette Bening Joins ‘Life, Itself’

FilmNation Entertainment and Temple Hill are producing the multi-generational love story, weaving together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades — from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside. Antonio Banderas, Olivia...

Star Simon Bird to Direct ‘Days of the Bagnold Summer’

“The Inbetweeners” star Simon Bird is set to make his feature film directorial debut with “Days of the Bagnold Summer,” an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name, to be produced by Matthew James Wilkinson of Stigma Films. Bird will direct from...

Animated Movie ‘Darkmouth’ Finds Directors

Directors David Pimentel and Douglas Sweetland are attached to direct the animated fantasy adventure “Darkmouth” for Alcon Entertainment. They will direct from an adapted screenplay to be written by Lloyd Taylor, based on the HarperCollins Children’s Books series from...

Logan’ Dominates With Massive $85.3 Million Debut

“Logan” tore into the weekend box office, opening to a massive $85.3 million and proving that moviegoers will show up in force for R-rated comic book movies. The superhero spinoff marks Hugh Jackman’s last turn as Wolverine after 17 years of donning the adamantium...

OPENING FILMS COMING TO OUR DRIVE-INS

Hello folks We are  getting news from Hollywood studios that this season its going to be bigger and better for films! Premier Drive in theaters is proud to announce the following films coming to a Drive-In near you! And remember, Movies are bigger and better under the...

Lets Look at the new ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Cast!

The force is strong with the cast of the still-untitled “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff. Disney released the first photo of the cast on Tuesday morning while announcing that principal photography officially began on the film on Monday at London’s Pinewood Studios. The...

‘Logan’ Tops spending for Ad Spending

Ads placed for the superhero film had an estimated media value of $6.77 million through Sunday for 1,514 national ad airings across 49 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Feb. 13-19. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new...

Jimmy Kimmel Wishing “Deadpool” was nominated for Best Picture!

In selecting this year’s best picture nominations, the Academy overlooked many of the highest-grossing hits of 2016, such as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Finding Dory.” But disappointed fanboys can at least take comfort in knowing that Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel...

What is the “Best Picture” really worth?

Movie studios are notorious for taking a creative approach to accounting, and that makes it difficult to calculate just how much money is being made. But it’s possible to get a sense of how valuable awards attention can be by comparing the box office results of this...

Universal Buys Stake in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners

Universal Filmed Entertainment has agreed to buy a minority stake in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners. As part of the deal, the studio’s chairman Jeff Shell will join the Amblin board. Universal joins a group of investors in the film and television company that...

Jennifer Connelly Joins ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Jennifer Connelly has been cast in James Cameron’s “Alita: Battle Angel” opposite Rosa Salazar, Jackie Earle Haley, Eiza Gonzalez, Lana Condor, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and Christoph Waltz. Robert Rodriguez is directing and Cameron is producing with Jon Landau...

Film Outline: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’

As in 2014's surprise hit, this elegantly choreographed action sequel elevates its brutal confrontations to a dazzling form of modern dance. “John Wick” wasn’t designed for a sequel. It began with someone killing John Wick’s dog, and ended with the vengeance-bent...

Oscar Nominations 2017: Biggest Upsets and Surprises

The biggest curveball from Tuesday morning’s Oscars announcement arguably wasn’t the nominees — it was how the Academy decided to unveil them. Rather than a live press conference at the crack of dawn in Los Angeles, ABC aired a protracted infomercial, starring...

Most Anticipated Movies Coming In 2017

Hello Folks Here are the most anticipated movies coming out in 2017 this season. Keep warm and can not wait to get out again for big movies under the stars! Janurary Split While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and...

Piracy fuels lack of creativity in Hollywood Studios

Most people know that content piracy is illegal — but a significant number of consumers say the fact that Hollywood studios lose money because of pirated movies and TV shows has no bearing on how much illicitly-obtained content they consume. That’s according to a new...

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer Heats Up Social Media Buzz

Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker,” starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, topped social media buzz last week with an impressive 107,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. The studio released a new extended...

2016 In MEMORIUM

"They've truly inspired us" Peter Borovilos Chief Brand Innovation Strategist This year the world has been rocked by a series of shocking celebrity deaths, leading many to see 2016 as the worst year for losing much-loved stars. Death claimed inspiring political...

AMC Theatres Brings Back ‘The Right Stuff’ to Honor John Glenn

AMC Theatres is bringing back “The Right Stuff” to honor John Glenn, the pioneering astronaut and U.S. senator who died last week at the age of 95. The Oscar-winning drama will screen at 95 locations, including major markets like New York and Los Angeles, as well as...

Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List

Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Monday morning on NBC’s “Today” live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actor Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick were joined by the Miss Golden Globe trio — Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet Stallone...

Film Review: ‘Po’

An autistic boy and his single father struggle to stay together in the aftermath of tragedy in John Asher’s well-meaning but inert drama. Noble intentions alone do not a great movie make, as evidenced by “Po,” whose heart is in the right place but whose drama is...