Marvel Studios is about to launch Avengers: Endgame in theaters across the country next week. Even more so than last year’s Infinity War, the movie represents the culmination of everything the studio has built over the previous 11 years, ever since Tony Stark outed himself as Iron Man and Nick Fury opened Stark’s (and the audience’s) eyes to a larger world of heroes.
Hellboy is back on the big screen this week. Already the subject of two movies starring Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo del Toro, the new movie — once more simply titled Hellboy — has David Harbour taking up the demonic mantle and Neil Marshall behind the camera.
To try and explain why this week’s new super hero movie from Warner Bros. is titled Shazam! while the Marvel Studios release a couple weeks ago was Captain Marvel would involve detailing a decades-long string of copyright infringement lawsuits involving three different comic book companies and several characters.
Disney, fresh from finalizing its acquisition of Fox, brings Dumbo to theaters this week. The latest in the studio’s ongoing series of live action remakes of its animated classics, the movie stars Colin Farell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton under the direction of Tim Burton.
Jordan Peele’s Us, his follow-up to 2017’s breakout hit Get Out, is projected to bring in $40 million-$48 million its opening weekend, a number that would exceed what his freshman outing scored and further establish the director's box office bonafides.
In the period between last year’s Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame there’s been no small amount of conversation about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This week’s Captain Marvel is an indicator of what comes next.
Ryan Reynolds has a strong public persona, an immediately identifiable personal brand—dry, egotistical, quick-witted and slightly oblivious—that he has unleashed on his audiences to promote project after project.
The How to Train Your Dragon franchise comes to a close with DreamWorks Animation's third installment, The Hidden World. In addition to the previous two movies, the series has expanded with animated series and short films on Cartoon Network and Netflix, keeping the characters and premise active and alive between feature entries.
If Alita: Battle Angel disappoints at the box office it would make for an inauspicious chapter for Fox as it prepares for life under Disney ownership as well as a disappointment given the prestige of the talent behind the scenes.
When Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin was featured on an Entertainment Weekly cover story last December, fans were slightly concerned.
It’s not uncommon for studios to create web experiences for their movies that attempt to take the audience into the world of the movie.
Five years ago, The Lego Movie was an unexpected hit both with audiences and critics, the former attracted by the quick-fire, self-referential humor and an impressive voice cast and the latter wooed by a surprisingly emotional story that dug deeper than a movie based on a construction toy line really needed to.
Two years ago writer/director M. Night Shyamalan came back to the forefront of the cultural conversation with the thriller Split, starring James McAvoy. To the surprise of everyone, the movie was revealed to be connected to another Shyamalan picture, 2000’s Unbreakable. Now the characters from both films — McAvoy’s fractured Kevin, Bruce Willis’ David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass — all come together in this week’s Glass.
With so many media options available to modern audiences across all kind of platforms and devices, Hollywood marketers face greater pressure to get people’s attention. They have to reach those audiences in a way that makes a distinct and lasting impression and, more importantly, drives them to see their movies in theaters on opening weekend.
After five features with Michael Bay directing big freaking robots and increasingly over-the-top stories, Paramount takes its Transformers franchise in a new direction with this week’s Bumblebee.