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After a record-smashing opening last weekend, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther enters its second weekend looking to become only the fourth film to ever top $100 million in its sophomore frame. Meanwhile, a trio of new wide releases hope they don't get completely overshadowed as WB and New Line release the R-rated comedy Game Night, Paramount debuts the sci-fi thriller Annihilation and Orion debuts their first theatrical release since relaunching with the modestly budgeted Every Day. I...
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Dream Olympic Sport of the Day: More people would watch curling at the Winter Olympics if it involved everyone's everyone Star Wars droid (via io9):   Fan Build of the Day: Speaking of Star Wars-inspired things, check out how to make an AT-ST high chair for your baby in this Never Not Making video (via Geekologie):   Reworked Trailer of the Day: Seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story as being like the Star Trek reboot, War Starts at Midnight added The Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" to the trailer to make it even better (via Geek Tyrant):   Oscars History of the Day: Burger Fiction highlights every Academy Award winner...
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Jurassic World 3: Universal Pictures has set June 11, 2021, as the release date for the third installment in the Jurassic World series. Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising) and Colin Trevorrow have been hired to write the script. Trevorrow and his usual writing partner Derek Connelly worked together on the first two films in the new series and came up with the story for the third, though no details have been revealed yet. In the meantime, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will open on June 22. [Variety]   Born a Crime: Lupita Nyong'o (Black Panther, above) will star in Born a Crime, an adaptation of a memoir by Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. Noah was born in South Africa, the son of a white father and a black mother, which was a crime at...
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In this episode co-hosts Sharon Rwakatungu and Joel Tugaineyo discuss films from the 2nd Annual NgalabiShort Film Festival. Like the festival hit Loukman Ali's "The Bad Mexican", Blitz the Ambassadors "Diasporadical Trologia", Oscar Nominee "Watu Wote" and a lot more. Films dicussed available on youtube; Diasporadical Trilogia; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfWLg8mM0P8 The Bad Mexican; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO-19-pHgnE&t=2s
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Black Panther: World of Wakanda writer Roxane Gay expressed an interest in writing the Batgirl movie - and Warner Bros. reached out in response.

The post Roxane Gay Wants To Write Batgirl, And WB Is Interested appeared first on Screen Rant.

Actual grosses for the weekend are in and Black Panther continues to break more and more records after becoming only the fifth film to ever deliver over $200 million in its first three days of release and the second largest four-day gross in history. Those, however, are just some of the highlights from this past weekend and we'll begin by taking a look at the film's performance, beginning with the charts where Black Panther sits at #1. LARGEST FEBRUARY OPENING WEEKEND - $202,003,951 PR...

As entertaining the premiere for the second block of episodes was, it did leave us hanging on one key issue from the first six episodes: what about the Very Large Man? Well, as with a few episodes in the last run, Clifford Richter shows up for a brief update on his whereabouts early in the episode, but is nowhere to…

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Flashpoint sounds like it will be one of more bigger DCEU productions, and we may now who the main villains in the movie will be.

With debates raging on so many decisions in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the writing of its sequel might seem like a daunting, almost neverending task. Imagine how much second-guessing can go into a Star Wars screenplay, given all the fan scrutiny that awaits, no matter what choices are made. Well, J.J. Abrams seems confident about the next chapter of the "Skywalker Saga," enough to go on a talk show and reveal that the script for the movie is finished.  "We have a script, which is a big deal for me," Abrams confirmed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. "Having a script in advance is something I haven't always been lucky enough to have."  He goes on to say that he's "writing" with...
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Despite some promising elements, Mute struggles to explore philosophical questions within a sci-fi setting in a way that feels innovative and fresh.

The post Mute Review: Duncan Jones’ Berlin Runner 2049 appeared first on Screen Rant.

On today’s Collider Jedi Council, Kristian Harloff, Ken Napzok, and Ash Crossan discuss the following: In an interview with Indiewire, J.J. Abrams discussed whether backlash from Star Wars: The Last Jedi changed his plans for Star Wars: Episode IX. Also, Abrams went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he revealed that he will start shooting Episode IX this summer. The panel discusses what we'll see on the DVD and Blu-ray special features menu for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Black Panther tops Star Wars: The Last Jedi for the second-highest four-day domestic …

In the last 10 years we have seen characters hit the big screen that we never expected to be portrayed in live-action, and as a result one can only imagine the heroes and villains we'll get to meet in another 10.

By Christopher Campbell

See the 76 crowdpleasers that join Marvel's 'Black Panther' in having received a rare 'A+' from the polling service.

The article What Kinds of Movies Earn Perfect Grades From CinemaScore? appeared first on Film School Rejects.

Lara Croft is headed back to theaters, and she looks more rough-and-tumble than ever in a new batch of images. Oscar-winning Danish Girl actress Alicia Vikander stars as the iconic video game character, reimagined in keeping with the 2013 video game reboot. A 21-year-old bike courier in East London, Croft refuses to follow in her father’s entrepreneurial footsteps, leaving behind her old life in search of the mythical island where her father disappeared. Roar Uthaug (The Wave) directs the action adventure, and it sure looks like there's going to be plenty of pulse-…

When Batman puts Cyborg in charge of the Justice League, Victor Stone makes headlines as the first black leader of DC's superteam.

The post Cyborg Named Justice League’s First Black Leader appeared first on Screen Rant.

It turns out there was an interesting callback to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's Doomsday fight in Justice League.

When Arthur, Tick, and Overkill all agreed to live together, we could naturally assume things would be a bit awkward. What might be a tad surprising is that the awkwardness comes from Dangerboat, and his apparent attraction to Arthur. Two episodes earlier, he mentioned an attraction to men, but added that he didn’t…

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By Brad Gullickson

The creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer says that he failed to find a story with Batgirl.

The article Joss Whedon Jumps From ‘Batgirl’ appeared first on Film School Rejects.

Duncan Jones has shown himself to be a very capable director of short-story-ish sci-fi in films like Moon and Source Code, but he tests the limits of human patience with Mute, a flabbergasting techno-noir wannabe that follows a silent, wood-whittling Amish lug (Alexander Skarsgård) as he tries to find his missing…

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MONDAY AM UPDATE: Disney has revised their three and four-day estimates for Black Panther and as expected the grosses continue to rise with the film now delivering an estimated $201.7 million over the three-day and is expected to surpass $235 million for the four-day weekend. This makes Black Panther only the fifth movie to debut with over $200 million over its opening weekend and the third highest four-day gross in history, passing Jurassic World's $234.1 million four-day gross. The f...

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