Monday, July 24, 2017

Next James Bond Flick Set for 2019, But We Still Don't Know Who Will Play 007

James Bond's next mission is set: The 25th 007 film is officially slated for release in 2019.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Eon Productions revealed Monday that the upcoming spy flick is scheduled to open in theaters on Nov. 8, 2019. The news, however, did not come with any confirmation as to who would play the iconic secret agent in the still-untitled film.

Daniel Craig, who has starred in the last four Bond movies, has been all over the place on the issue over the last two years or so. At one point, he went so far as to suggest suicide would be better than reprising the role, only to later admit he would miss playing 007. More recently, reports have indicated that Craig will return.

Insiders seems to think the British actor has one more Bond movie in him, Variety reports. However, we won't know for sure until the announcement is made. Yet, whether or not Craig is in, Bond will live on, just like he always does.

[via: Variety]



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'Girls Trip' Has Best R-Rated Comedy Opening in 2 Years

Moviegoers wanted to get rowdy this weekend -- just look the success of "Girls Trip."

The funny flick exceeded box office expectations this weekend and ultimately had the best opening for an R-rated comedy since 2015. With Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish as stars, "Girls Trip" bowed to more than $30.4 million, according to THR. It topped Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck ($30.1 million) and came close to Mark Wahlberg's "Ted 2" ($33.5 million), both of which opened in 2015.

Notably, "Girls Trip" is another example for studios that yes, people will go see female-driven films as well as movies with diverse casts, especially if they are done well. The movie, which centers on long-time friends who head to New Orleans for a crazy weekend, has been getting solid reviews from critics and audiences alike. "Girls Trip" currently has an 88 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes' "Tomatometer" and a 90 percent audience score.

We'll see what kind of momentum the film has, but for now, the movie's opening has already made a strong showing, surpassing its production budget of $19 million. Universal Pictures certainly can't complain about that.

If you're ready for raunchy, R-rated fun, "Girls Trip" is in theaters now.

[via: THR]



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'Stranger Things' Season 2 Starts Out Like a Different Show, says David Harbour

The premiere of "Stranger Things" Season 2 isn't going to feel like coming home.

Returning to Hawkins, Indiana, this October may actually bring some confusion. The hit Netflix series is switching things up for its sophomore season, and David Harbour, who plays Police Chief Jim Hopper, told THR that the first five minutes will feel very unfamiliar.

"The first five minutes, you're not going to know you're watching 'Stranger Things,'" he said. "You're going to be checking the thing: 'Did I put on something else?'"

Harbour didn't offer any details on why that will be, but he did tease an interesting development that will occur toward the end of the five-minute period. According to the actor, whatever happens will show viewers that they have "opened up the world in a fresh new way." As part of that, they'll reveal "new concepts."

Harbour's hints seem to go along with clues that have been previously dropped, such as a terrible thing happening early on and the threat of dark forces even worse than the Demogorgon. Unfortunately, his intel is equally cryptic, making us all the more curious. We'll see what he means, and what other thrills are in store for us, when "Stranger Things" Season 2 premieres Oct. 27 on Netflix.

[via: THR]



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Michael Phelps's Shark Week Race Against a Shark Has People Furious

Swimming - Olympics: Day 8Michael Phelps's races usually end in cheers, but his most recent one brought a slew of complaints instead.

After the heavily decorated Olympic swimmer signed on to appear in Discovery's annual Shark Week programming earlier this year, the network suggested that he'd be racing a shark. As the week's kickoff on Sunday night drew closer, promos indicated as much as well. However, the race that the show delivered turned out to be different than what many viewers had in mind.

When people realized that Phelps and the shark were not in the water together, they found a common outlet for their disappointment and anger: Twitter. There, many lamented the fact that Shark Week used a simulation. Some didn't care about safety at all, while others argued the network could have found a better way to make the race happen and still kept Phelps out of harm's way.

Overall, people seemed more concerned with how the race was set up than its outcome. Phelps lost by 2 seconds, even while wearing a special suit and fin, so we'd say that shark deserves a medal.

[via: Twitter]



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'Avengers: Infinity War' Comic-Con Trailer Leaks Online — Will Marvel Make Official Release?

Disney's D23 EXPO 2017If, like millions of other Marvel movie fans, you weren't at Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend, you didn't get to see the apparently-awesome footage shown from "Avengers: Infinity War."

Of course, a few Comic-Con attendees were astute enough to film the trailer and leak it online (watch below). But will Marvel officially release a high-quality version? Ah, don't hold your breath.

Co-director Joe Russo told ComicBook.com that there are no plans to release that footage to the mass audience.

"When the footage comes out we want it to be exactly right," he said. "So we are taking our time and working on that footage because, as you can imagine, the levels of visual effects in these movies are unprecedented and there are certain things in this footage at Comic-Con that works specifically for a Comic-Con audience. But when we go wide, to a wide audience, we have to make sure that footage works for a wide audience."

The trailer, when it was screened for the Comic-Con crowd, was very well-received. It starts with the Guardians of the Galaxy cruising along in space, until Thor smashes into their front window.

Here's a bootleg version of the trailer, which is low quality and people's heads get in the way. Also, there's no guarantee Marvel won't make the user take it down:


Avengers Infinity Wars Trailer 1 *leaked* by pufferboy-tv

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ABC Sets Fall TV Premiere Dates For 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Inhumans,' More

ABC might be the beginning of the alphabet, but it was last among networks when it comes to announcing fall premiere dates.

ABC's fall season kicks off Sept. 18 with the 25th edition of "Dancing With the Stars." And TGIT is back this fall with all three Shonda Rhimes-produced shows in a row. "Grey's Anatomy" gets a supersized, two-hour Season 14 premiere on Sept. 28, followed by "How to Get Away With Murder." Meanwhile, "Scandal" returns for its final season the following week.

Here's the full premiere lineup:

MONDAY, SEPT. 18
8 p.m. "Dancing With the Stars" (Season 25)

MONDAY, SEPT. 25
10 p.m. "The Good Doctor" (new series)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27
8 p.m. "The Goldbergs" (Season 5)
8:30 p.m. "Speechless" (Season 2)
9 p.m. "Modern Family" (Season 9)
9:30 p.m. "American Housewife" (Season 2)
10 p.m. "Designated Survivor" (Season 2)

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28
8 p.m. "Grey's Anatomy" (Season 14)
10 p.m. "How to Get Away With Murder" (Season 4)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
8 p.m. "Marvel's Inhumans" (new series)

SUNDAY, OCT. 1
7 p.m. "The Toy Box" (Season 2)
8 p.m. "Shark Tank" (Season 2)
10 p.m. "Ten Days in the Valley" (new series)

TUESDAY, OCT. 3
8 p.m. "The Middle" (Season 9)
8:30 p.m. "Fresh Off the Boat" (Season 4)
9 p.m. "black-ish" (Season 4)
9:30 p.m. "The Mayor" (new series)
10 p.m. "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (new series)

THURSDAY, OCT. 5
9 p.m. "Scandal" (final season)

FRIDAY, OCT. 6
8 p.m. "Once Upon a Time" (Season 7)

SUNDAY, OCT. 8
8 p.m. "To Tell the Truth" (Season 3)

SUNDAY, NOV. 26
7 p.m. "America's Funniest Home Videos" (Season 28)



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'American Horror Story: Cult' Reveals Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters' Lovers

Henry Cavill's 'Mission: Impossible 6' Mustache Causing 'Justice League' Problem

Jaeger-LeCoultre For Gold Cup Polo FinalFacial hair, apparently, is Warner Bros. kryptonite.

A new report from Variety details the various headaches arising from the extensive "Justice League" reshoots, from a ballooning budget to how to credit Joss Whedon, who stepped in for Zack Snyder when the latter exited the project in March after his daughter's suicide.

And one of those headaches? A mustache. And not the kind twirled by villains.

Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, is also currently filming "Mission: Impossible 6," for which he grew facial hair. Variety notes he had been expected to be done with that project, but now has to juggle filming on both movies. And Paramount refuses to allow Cavill to shave, which means Warner Bros. has to shell out even more money to digitally remove it in post-production.

Though, how cool would a Super 'Stache be?

"Justice League" hits theaters November 17.



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Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace' Trailer Tackles Murder in New Netflix Adaptation

Alias GraceOn the heels of the rousing success of Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," Netflix is getting into the Margaret Atwood game with an adaptation of her novel "Alias Grace."

The historical fiction tale centers on Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), an Irish immigrant in Canada who was convicted of a double homicide. She and a stablehand were accused of murdering their employer and his housekeeper. But Dr. Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft) becomes personally involved in her case as he researches criminal behavior and wonders: Is Grace a cold-blooded murderess? A pawn? An innocent witness?

Much like "The Handmaid's Tale," "Alias Grace" explores themes of how women are treated in society, the male gaze, class structure, sexuality, and memory.

The novel was adapted by Sarah Polley and the six-episode miniseries directed by Mary Herron ("American Psycho"). It also stars Anna Paquin, Zachary Levi, and Paul Gross.

"Alias Grace" will air in Canada and begin streaming Friday, Nov. 3 on Netflix.



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What's Leaving Netflix in August 2017

Noooo! One of our favorite high school comedies, "10 Things I Hate About You," is one of the movies being dropped from Netflix streaming in August.

Other high school movies going bye-bye: "Superbad" and "Dope," as well as classic courtroom dramas "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Verdict" and both "Babe" movies.

And say goodbye to series "American Dad!" and "Revenge."

Here's everything leaving Netflix streaming in August.

Leaving August 1
"10 Things I Hate About You" (1999)
"Justice League Unlimited": Seasons 1-2
"Justice League": Seasons 1-2
"Babe" (1995)
"Babe: Pig in The City" (1998)
"Babe Winkelman's Outdoor Secrets: 2014": Quarter 4
"Beneath The Helmet" (2014)
"Black Widow" (1987)
"Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" (1974)
"Electric Slide" (2014)
"Elizabethtown" (2005)
"From The Terrace" (1960)
"From Time to Time" (2009)
"Goodbye World" (2013)
"Horsemen" (2008)
"Hunter X Hunter" : Seasons 1-5
"Josef Fritzl: Story of a Monster" (2010)
"Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003)
"Prefontaine" (1997)
"Russell Brand: End The Drugs War" (2014)
"Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery" (2012)
"Teacher's Pet" (1958)
"The Delivery Man": Season 1
"The Diabolical" (2015)
"The Heavy Water War": Season 1
"The Hunt": Season 1
"The Little Engine That Could" (2011)
"The Lizzie McGuire Movie" (2003)
"The Verdict" (1982)
"Young Justice": Seasons 1-2
"Young@Heart" (2007)
"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008)

Leaving August 4
"Superbad" (2007)

Leaving August 5
"Pelican Dreams" (2014)
"Personal Gold: An Underdog Story" (2015)

Leaving August 6
"Human Capital" (2013)
"The Spoils of Babylon": Season 1

Leaving August 9
"The Five Venoms" (1978)

Leaving August 10
"Dope" (2015)

Leaving August 11
"Four Blood Moons" (2015)
"Jesus People: The Movie" (2009)
"Patch Town" (2014)
"Two Days, One Night" (2014)

Leaving August 14
"Drones" (2013)
"Food Matters" (2008)

Leaving August 15
"American Dad!": Seasons 1-4
"To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962)
"Changing Seas": Season 3-6
"Close Quarter Battle": Season 1
"The New Frontier:" Season 1
"Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries": Season 1

Leaving August 23
"The Summer of Sangaile" (2015)

Leaving August 24
"Gun Woman" (2014)

Leaving August 25
"October Gale" (2014)
"Paratodos (4ALL)" (2016)
"The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq" (2014)

Leaving August 28
"Revenge": Seasons 1-4

Leaving August 30
"The League": Seasons 1-7

Leaving August 31
"Space Warriors" (2013)




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'Grey's Anatomy' Season 14 Premiere Title Revealed in Set Photos

New on Netflix: August 2017

The DefendersThe wait is nearly over for Marvel's "The Defenders": The crossover series that has Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Daredevil and Luke Cage teaming up debuts on Netflix on August 18.

Other Netflix originals premiering in August: The U.S. version of "Death Note," "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later," and "White Gold," starring "Gossip Girl" alum Ed Westwick.

As for new movies on Netflix, strap in for the animated antics of "Sing," Michael Keaton in "The Founder," and Matthew McConaughey in "Gold."

Here's everything that's new on Netflix in August.

Available August 1
"A Cinderella Story" (2004)
"Bad Santa" (2003)
"Cloud Atlas" (2012)
"Crematorium": Season 1
"Everyone's Hero" (2006)
"Funny Games" (2008)
"Innerspace" (1987)
"Jackie Brown" (1997)
"Lord of War" (2005)
"Maz Jobrani: Immigrant" (Netflix Original)
"Nola Circus" (2017)
"Opening Night" (2017)
"Practical Magic" (1998)
"Sleepy Hollow" (1999)
"Small Soldiers" (1998)
"Surviving Escobar - Alias JJ": Season 1 (Netflix Original)
"The Addams Family" (1991)
"The Astronaut's Wife" (1999)
"The Bomb" (2015)
"The Hollywood Masters": Season 1
"The Last Mimzy" (2007)
"The Matrix" (1999)
"The Matrix Reloaded" (2003)
"The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)
"The Number 23" (2007)
"The Royal House of Windsor": Season 1
"The Truth About Alcohol" (2016)
"The Wedding Party" (2017)
"Tie The Knot" (2016)
"Who Gets The Dog?" (2016)
"Wild Wild West" (1999)

Available August 2
"Jab We Met" (2007)
"The Founder" (2016)

Available August 3
"Sing" (2016)
"The Invisible Guardian" (2017)

Available August 4
"Icarus" (Netflix Original)
"Voltron: Legendary Defender": Season 3 (Netflix Original)
"Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later": Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Available August 5
"Holes" (2003)

Available August 8
"My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic": Season 7 Episodes 1-13

Available August 9
"Black Site Delta" (2017)

Available August 10
"Diary of an Exorcist - Zero" (2016)

Available August 11
"Atypical": Season 1 (Netflix Original)
"Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh": Season 3 (Netflix Original)
"Naked" (Netflix Original Film)
"True and The Rainbow Kingdom": Season 1 (Netflix Original)
"White Gold" (Netflix Original)

Available August 13
"Arthur and The Invisibles" (2006)
"Hot Property" (2016)
"Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo"

Available August 14
"The Outcasts" (2017)
"Urban Hymn" (2015)

Available August 15
"Barbeque" (2014)
"Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo" (Netflix Original)
"21" (2008)
"A New Economy" (2016)
"All These Sleepless Nights" (2016)
"Donald Cried" (2016)
"Murderous Affair": Season 1
"My Ex-Ex" (2015)
"The Sweet Life' (2016)

Available August 16
"Gold" (2016)

Available August 18
"Dinotrux": Season 5 (Netflix Original)
"Glitter Force Doki Doki": Season 1 (Netflix Original)
"I Am Sam" (2001)
"Marvel's The Defenders": Season 1 (Netflix Original)
"What Happened to Monday" (Netflix Original Film)

Available August 19
"Hide and Seek" (2005)

Available August 20
"Camera Store" (2017)

Available August 21
"AWOL" (2016)
"Bad Rap" (2016)
"Beautiful Creatures" (2013)
"Gomorrah": Season 2
"Unacknowledged" (2017)

Available August 22
"Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast" (Netflix Original)
"Sadie's Last Days on Earth" (2016)

Available August 23
"Feel Rich" (2017)

Available August 25
"Disjointed": Part 1 (Netflix Original)
"Death Note" (Netflix Original Film)
"DreamWorks Dragons: Race to The Edge": Season 5 (Netflix Original)
"Once Upon a Time": Season 6

Available August 29
"Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack" (2017)
"Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face" (Netflix Original)
"The Good Place": Season 1

Available August 31
"Be Afraid" (2017)



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'Game of Thrones' Fans Roast Theon With Hilarious Memes After 'Stormborn'

Theon Greyjoy proved he is the anti-Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones" Season 7, Episode 2 -- not great in a crisis, but exceptional for Twitter memes.

While Jon grabbed Littlefinger by the throat and told him to stay away from his sister Sansa, Theon was hardly the "protector" his own sister Yara needed from their uncle Euron. Euron got himself a big win in "Stormborn," and Theon seemed to regress to his Reek days -- self-preservation and survival above bravery and sacrifice. Theon jumping into the water to get away also contrast to Grey Worm's speech to Missandei about courage and "weakness"; both guys have, um, a lack of something in common, but when it comes to war and sacrifice, you can only count on Theon to jump ship.

Some fans defended Theon -- saying charging at Euron would've only killed Yara and himself -- or gave him the benefit of the doubt because of his past trauma. But most of Twitter went hard on him, taking some pretty hilarious shots, and expressing their disgust and disappointment in creative ways:

Honestly, though, what characters don't have PTSD on this show? It's not like Theon is the only one who has suffered. Jon Snow got stabbed to death by his own people and has almost died several other times in battles. Grey Worm and Varys also had their, um, manhoods taken away. Sansa was raped by Ramsay, tortured by Joffrey, and beat up by her own jealous aunt. Tyrion's family sentenced him to death for a crime he didn't commit, and was sold into slavery. Dany was sold as a slave bride and raped on her wedding night. Why does Theon get a special pass when the bar isn't lowered for others?

Anyway, this may be why Alfie Allen brought a cute puppy to Comic-Con over the weekend; he knew that scene was coming and wanted a win. We haven't given up on Theon, but now we have to hope that Yara finds some other way to save herself.

"Game of Thrones" Season 7 continues with Episode 3, "The Queen's Justice," on Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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Brie Larson Reacts to New 'Captain Marvel' Updates: 'BRING. IT. ON.'

Marvel Studios Hall H PanelNo one is more excited for "Captain Marvel" than Carol Danvers herself.

Oscar winner Brie Larson has the title role of Marvel's movie, opening in 2019, and during San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel boss Kevin Feige shared news on the movie's time period and villains.

"Captain Marvel" will take place in the early 1990s, an era before the modern Avengers, including the first "Iron Man." Samuel L. Jackson was already revealed to be in "Captain Marvel" but now we know his Nick Fury won't have an eye patch, 'cause both eyes will be working at this point in time. Also, it was revealed that the villains will be the Skrulls, an intergalactic race known for shapeshifting, which has made them formidable adversaries for Marvel's heroes.

Brie Larson reacted by tweeting out updates from Comic-Con, showing she's has into all of this as her fans:


Yes, bring it on! It remains to be seen how they'll explain where Captain Marvel has been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, but that's something to look forward to. "Captain Marvel" opens March 8, 2019. FYI, that's two months before "Avengers 4" opens.

[h/t Collider]

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Tom Welling Joins 'Lucifer' in First TV Role Since 'Smallville'

'Parkland' Premiere - The 70th Venice International Film FestivalIt's not a bird or a plane, it's Tom Welling finally returning to TV.

Welling played Clark Kent for 10 years on "Smallville," then segued into a few feature films. But TVLine revealed he's returning to TV with a series regular role on "Lucifer" Season 3. Welling will play Marcus Pierce, the site described, "an accomplished police lieutenant who is strategic, reserved and well-respected — that is, everything Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is not. But perhaps even more annoying are all the things the gents have in common, both being charming, charismatic and 'handsome as hell.'" Pierce will develop a "connection" with fellow detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), adding to the tension with Lucifer.

Welling directed several episodes of "Smallville" and was an executive producer on the series, which ran for 10 seasons from 2001-2011. After "Smallville" he starred in the films "The Choice," "Draft Day," and "Parkland."

In other "Lucifer" news, an exciting Season 3 sizzle reel debuted at Comic-Con, and you can enjoy that now:
The hype is real! "Lucifer" Season 3 premieres Monday, October 2 on FOX.

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'Game of Thrones': Here's Why Arya Told Nymeria 'That's Not You'

*Spoilers ahead from "Game of Thrones" Season 7, Episode 2*

It wasn't exactly the reunion "Game of Thrones" fans were hoping for, but it was exactly right for the characters. Season 7, Episode 2, "Stormborn," finally brought Arya Stark face-to-face with her direwolf Nymeria for the first time since Season 1. Their meeting included a Season 1 callback, and also some potential "foreshadowing" for Arya as a "lone wolf" herself.

Arya was on her way to Winterfell when she was surrounded by wolves in the woods. The wolves were led by Nymeria, whom Arya had sent away to save her from Joffrey's revenge. Arya invited Nymeria to come home with her, but Nymeria turned around, staying with her wolf pack. Arya smiled slightly, seeming to agree with the decision.

"That's not you."

Those three words confused some fans who took them literally. But no. That was Nymeria. It's just not who Nymeria is to go back to domesticity -- living in a castle as a human's sidekick -- after being wild and free. In saying "that's not you," Arya was referencing a talk she had with her father Ned Stark back in Season 1:

As co-showrunner D.B. Weiss told IGN:

"'That's not you' is a direct reference to what Arya herself said to her father when her father painted this picture for her of the life she could have as a lady of a castle and marrying some lord and wearing a nice frilly dress. Arya's not domesticated, and it makes total sense that her wolf wouldn't be either. Once the wolf walks away, at first she's heartbroken to have come this close, and then she realizes the wolf is doing exactly what she would do if she were that wolf."

Episode writer Bryan Cogman told Entertainment Weekly there might be "foreshadowing" in the reunion scene:

"So much of this season is swinging back to Season 1. Since we last had Arya in the Riverlands she's had all these crazy adventures. In a television show that's all about Nymeria the Wolf, she's had adventures too. She's gathered this pack of wolves and is now doing the Old Gods' work herself. Arya and Nymeria do and don't have the connection they've always had. In the end, they're both lone wolves. They can't go back to the way things were. And that might be foreshadowing for Arya too."

Maisie Williams told EW she appreciated the bittersweet reunion, because it felt right for both of them:

"Ever since the show got rid of Nymeria, it's one of the questions I've been tweeted the most. It's even nicer that they don't live happily ever after. Nymeria has created her own world and created her own pack and isn't ready to be Arya's pet. To be someone's pet would reverse everything she's learned. So they almost just regard each other and go their separate ways."

It was heartbreaking, but very honest. It does make us even more nervous for Arya's future, though, especially after the second big trailer included Sansa's voice-over saying the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. Will Arya be back with her own "pack" by that time?

GoT Season 7 continues Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO. Here's what's next in Episode 3.

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 24-30

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Gifted"
When he's not fighting bad guys as Captain America, Chris Evans likes to do smaller films like this one. In "Gifted," Evans plays Frank, a single man dedicated to raising his child prodigy niece Mary (Mckenna Grace). Their happy, simple life is threatened when Mary's grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) makes other plans for Mary's gifts. Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer co-star in the film, which is out on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, July 25. Special features include several deleted scenes; and behind-the-scenes featurettes on the story, cast, math, director's method, and filming location.

Check out this exclusive deleted scene called "Do You Blame Yourself?" with Mary talking to Pat Golding (Julie Ann Emery) about her late mother:"Ghost in the Shell"
In this sci-fi thriller -- out July 25 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand -- Scarlett Johansson's Major is a human mind inside an artificial body, fighting to unravel the mystery of her true self and get revenge against the corporation she was built to serve. Blu-ray bonus content includes the featurettes "Hard-Wired Humanity: Making Ghost in the Shell," "Section 9: Cyber Defenders," and "Man & Machine: The Ghost Philosophy." Head here for a video going inside WETA Workshop to learn how they did the prosthetics, props, and costumes.

"The Final Master"
This martial arts action drama, out on DVD and Blu-ray July 25, is set in 1930s China as Chen, the last Wing Chun master, arrives in Tianjin to expand his kung fu. His ambition gets him entangled in a power struggle between Tianjin's martial arts Grandmaster, a dominant underworld Madam, and the town's military leaders. Extras include featurettes on the director, Haofeng Xu, and the weapons. Check out the trailer:"The Boss Baby"
Alec Baldwin voices the new Boss Baby brother of 7-year-old Tim Templeton in this animated comedy from the director of the "Madagascar" franchise. Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Miles Bakshi, and Tobey Maguire also led their voices to the movie, which is out on DVD and Blu-ray July 25. The "Boss Baby Special Edition" is packed with bonus features, including an new "Mini Adventure" featuring Baby Boss and Tim. There are also featurettes, deleted scenes, and more.

"Black Butterfly"
Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Piper Perabo star in this dark adaptation of a French thriller, out on Blu-ray and DVD July 25. As a serial killer's latest slaying shakes up a remote Colorado town, desperate writer Paul (Banderas) offers drifter Jack (Meyers) shelter at his isolated cabin. Does Jack's violent behavior make him a suspect in the murders menacing the area? It might not be that simple. Special features include commentary with director Brian Goodman and co-writer Marc Frydman, and the featurette "Black Butterfly: Backstage."

New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"
Camelot awaits! Guy Ritchie takes on the classic Excalibur myth, following King Arthur's (Charlie Hunnam) journey from the streets to the throne, in this action film available for digital streaming and download on July 25, and on Blu-ray/DVD August 8. When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Arthur's uncle Vortigern (Jude Law), seizes the crown. With no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes of age in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy. There are several behind-the-scenes bonus features on the cast, story, stunts, legends, and filming in scenic Scotland.

"Snatched"
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer do seem like they could be mother and daughter, and they would get into shenanigans on an exotic vacation together. Watch their characters's disastrous adventure when the comedy arrives on Digital HD July 25 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 8. The home release will come with deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, director commentary from Jonathan Levine, and a gag reel.

"The Last Tycoon" (Amazon Original)
A lot of folks picked up new Amazon Prime memberships in the last month, and you can keep putting them to good use by trying out some new original series and movies. This Amazon original drama series, ready for streaming or download July 28, is based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Follow Hollywood's first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s, Monroe Stahr, and his power struggle with his mentor and current head of the studio, Pat Brady.

"Who the F**k Is That Guy?"
This documentary, in theaters and available on VOD and iTunes July 25, explores the life of Michael Alago, a gay Puerto Rican kid from Brooklyn who went on to shape and reinvent the world's musical landscape -- first as a 19-year-old talent booker at the legendary Ritz nightclub in New York City and then as a 24-year-old A&R exec who signed Metallica and White Zombie, and worked with other notable artists including Nina Simone, John Lydon, and Cyndi Lauper. The doc features Michael Alago, Cyndi Lauper, John Lydon, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Eric Bogosian, Dito Montiel, Rob Zombie, and Jerry Brandt.

New on Netflix

"The Incredible Jessica James" (Netflix Original)Netflix will be dropping a heap of new titles on August 1, but July still has some titles to check out. In this original film, ready for streaming Friday, July 28, Jessica Williams ("The Daily Show") stars as an aspiring playwright in New York City struggling to get over a recent breakup. She's pressured to go on a date with the recently divorced Boone (Chris O'Dowd) and the unlikely duo discover how to make it through the tough times in a social media obsessed post-relationship world.

"The Adventures of Puss in Boots" Season 5 (Netflix Original)
Puss in Boots from DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek" is back for its fifth season (!) this Friday, July 28. So grab a saucer of milk, and get ready to lap up every episode with your kids.

"Daughters of Destiny" Season 1 (Netflix Original)Netflix is on a roll with its fascinating, informative documentaries, and "Daughters of Destiny" continues that legacy. Here's the streaming site's synopsis for the doc, which is available July 28: "Since 1997, the Shanti Bhavan school has provided free education for some of India's most impoverished and underrepresented children – the "poorest of the poor." In "Daughters of Destiny: The Journey of Shanti Bhavan," director Vanessa Roth tells viewers the unforgettable story of a school that has changed countless lives for the better. With any luck, it might even inspire others to do the same."

TV Worth Watching

"Room 104" (Friday on HBO at 11:30 p.m.)
Get your key from the front desk and check into the Duplass Brothers' new half-hour anthology series, which starts its 12-episode season July 28. As the title suggests, the show is set in a single room in an average American hotel, telling a different story each week about the various people who pass through. Here's the synopsis for the first episode, titled "Ralphie": "Things go horribly awry when a babysitter (Melonie Diaz) arrives at Room 104 to watch an unusual boy named Ralph (Ethan Kent)."

"Midnight, Texas" Season 1 (Monday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
In this new series based on the books by "True Blood" author Charlaine Harris, a powerful psychic on the run decides to hide out in the small, sleepy own of Midnight, Texas, and discovers the community is a mysterious safe haven for outsiders -- supernatural and human."Teen Wolf" Season 6B (Sunday on MTV at 8 p.m.)
"Teen Wolf" moves to a new night for the second half of its final season. The 10 episodes ahead start with Episode 11, "Said the Spider to the Fly": "As Scott readies Beacon Hills for his imminent departure, a mysterious presence breaks out of Eichen House."

"Somewhere Between" Season 1 (Monday on ABC at 10:01 p.m.)
This new suspense thriller, a remake of a Korean TV series, follows San Francisco news producer Laura Price (Paula Patton), who somehow knows that her daughter will be murdered by the serial killer on the loose, and she travels back in time "Groundhog Day"-style to try and prevent it from happening. The series premieres with "For One to Live" on July 24.

"Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy" (Monday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
The life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, is celebrated in the 20th year since her tragic death in this documentary featuring candid interviews with her sons William and Harry, aka HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry.

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Official 'Avengers: Infinity War' Poster Is Bearded, Blonde, and Badass

Disney's D23 EXPO 2017A supersized movie like "Avengers: Infinity War" deserves a supersized poster, and Marvel gave fans triple the fun at Comic-Con.

Marvel has yet to release the amazing "Infinity War" footage showing rugged Captain America and Hitchcockian blonde Black Widow, but you can see their new looks in the official poster. There were actually three separate posters released, then they were combined for one massive poster featuring Big Bad Thanos at the center and most of our heroes on either side. (Cap and Tony are still on opposite sides, we see. And where's Ant-Man?)

Comic fans compared it to the classic:

Others criticized, like they did about the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" poster:

Some were upset that Ant-Man only seems to be on Iron Man's shoulder in a fan poster, not the official one:

However, there is at least this:

Earlier at Comic-Con, the three "Infinity War" posters were being shown off separately, giving you a closer look at Cap's dirty new look:

"Avengers: Infinity War" just wrapped filming before Disney's D23 Expo, but now it's on to film "Avengers 4." "Infinity War" will be released in theaters May 4, 2018.

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14 Things You Never Knew About 'Air Force One'

Today, you might be skittish at the prospect of Harrison Ford in the cockpit of a 747, but 20 years ago this week, on July 25, 1997, we all felt reassured to have Ford not only in command of "Air Force One," but also serving as the President of the United States.

Wolfgang Petersen's action thriller was another box office smash for Ford, another great villain role for Gary Oldman, and -- despite unfortunate echoes in later real-world events -- a fun popcorn ride that audiences have enjoyed revisiting for two decades.

Moviefone found out a lot of surprising facts about the movie on its 15th anniversary. Five years later, we found a few more surprises long packed away. Here's what else you didn't know about "Air Force One."
1. How realistic is the movie's version of the president's plane? Much of it came from the educated guesses of screenwriter Andrew Marlowe and director Petersen. "There weren't any blueprints or floor plans available," Petersen told Entertainment Weekly, "so we had to watch CNN to see what the inside looked like."

2. Ford and Bill Clinton were pals, close enough for the then-president to be an occasional visitor to Ford's Wyoming ranch. Nonetheless, when it came to portraying the fictional President James Marshall, "I didn't base my performance on President Clinton or on any other President, living or dead," the actor insisted to EW.
3. In addition to the rented 747 that played the title aircraft, Columbia Pictures paid for the use of several Air Force planes, along with their pilots.

4. To obtain the Air Force's approval and the use of its jets, the filmmakers had to submit the screenplay to the military for approval, which is standard procedure for studios seeking the equipment and cooperation of the armed services. Fortunately, the Air Force found itself depicted in a flattering light.
5. Marlowe never did get White House approval for his scenario suggesting that it wouldn't be all that hard for hijackers to take control of the president's plane. But Ford did get permission from Clinton to tour the real Air Force One, along with Petersen and the film's cinematographer and production designer. So at least they got the decor right.

6. Some elements, however, were strictly fantasy. A key sequence takes place on the cargo bay, for instance, even though the real plane doesn't have one. It also doesn't have a presidential escape pod; Marlowe got the idea for that from a similar feature on the presidential plane in the movie "Escape From New York."
7. Like his character, Ford knows a thing or two about piloting planes. But could he actually fly the 747 used in the film? Asked that question by EW, he recalled Sean Connery asking him a similar question in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," telling the magazine, "As Indiana Jones said to his father when he was asked if he could fly: 'Fly? Yes. Land? No.'"

8. The paint job on the faux Air Force One was so good, even with the simulated bullet holes, that visitors who saw it parked at Los Angeles International Airport mistook it for the real thing. So did two F/A-18 fighter pilots, who detected the unexpected plane in the sky and scrambled to intercept it. Fortunately, they were able to confirm that it was just a massive movie prop, and they returned to base.
9. To make the zipline sequence look real, the filmmakers had an MC-130 transport plane fly 4,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, trailing a cable. The 747 at the other end would be added by computers in post-production. The filmmakers did try to use a dummy, nicknamed Felix, to pass as a passenger on the zipline, but his necktie and jacket blew off, and the pilots were worried that his clothes would keep flying off and get sucked into an engine. So Felix was grounded, and the passengers were added in post-production as well.

10. The Russian prison in the film is actually the Ohio State Reformatory, the same decommissioned prison where Frank Darabont filmed "The Shawshank Redemption."
11. During their climatic confrontation in the communications center of the plane, Ford told Oldman to really slap and hit him. So, yup, that's Oldman really beating up Indiana Jones.

12. All four branches of the U.S. military surprisingly cooperated with the production's needs, which is unheard of.
13. Glenn Close as the Vice President was a last-minute casting decision, one personally championed by Ford. Close wore a wig from her personal collection for filming, as her hair at the time was too short. She also requested a change to the script: She didn't want her character to breakdown and cry during a key sequence. A great choice on her part.

14. Ford lobbied the MPAA hard to appeal the film's R-rating in an attempt to get a PG-13. But the ratings group refused. The actor decided to go this route having had success before with his second Jack Ryan movie, "Clear and Present Danger," scoring a PG-13.



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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Watch 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Episode 3 Promo: Dany Meets Jon Snow

In "Game of Thrones" Season 7, Episode 3, "The Queen's Justice," the fire of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) will meet the ice of Jon Snow/Stark-Targaryen (Kit Harington) for the first time.

Yep, the big meeting we've been waiting seven seasons for is about to go down!

Here's the synopsis for "The Queen's Justice," which airs Sunday, July 30 at 9 p.m. on HBO, with the title appearing to reference both queens, Dany and Cersei Lannister:

"Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes." Written by showrunners David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.

Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) just got a win for Team Cersei in Episode 2, "Stormborn," and the Episode 3 promo shows Varys (Conleth Hill) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) saying Cersei will be ready, she knows they're coming -- presumably referencing their planned attack on Casterly Rock.

Watch the promo:For more "Game of Thrones" promos -- and to see highlight clips from the sexy, bloody, gross, impressive, heartbreaking, infuriating (Theon!), and overall traumatizing Episode 2, which just aired -- head to the show's YouTube account.

There are seven episodes to Season 7, followed by just six in Season 8. "Game of Thrones" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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Here's How 'Dunkirk' and 'Girls Trip' Crushed Expectations at the Box Office

The way industry insiders were talking about "Dunkirk" before it opened well this weekend, you'd have thought it was a little independent art film, not a major studio's $150 million action epic with decent Oscar prospects.

Predictions for the combat tale's premiere were all over the map, from as low as $24 to as high as $38 to $40 million, though most guesses were in the 40s. After all, "Dunkirk" belongs to a genre that doesn't do well among young audiences (World War II films), addresses an event few Americans know about (since it took place before we entered the war), and features a cast of British actors known more for their prestige than their ability to sell tickets. So Warner Bros. deserves to boast that "Dunkirk"'s estimated opening weekend of $50.5 million came in above expectations.

That's an especially good number considering that "Dunkirk" faced competition for the male audience from sci-fi spectacle "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," which debuted on a similar number of screens, as well as an unexpectedly strong turnout for ensemble comedy "Girls Trip," which opened with an estimated $30.4 million, about $10 million above expectations.

How did "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" succeed, while "Valerian" pretty much bombed with an estimated $17 million? The reasons why reinforce some lessons the box office has been teaching us all summer.

1. Brand Value
More than any of the stars of "Dunkirk," the biggest box office draw attached to the film was surely director Christopher Nolan.

After the massively successful and acclaimed "Dark Knight" trilogy and "Inception," he's one of the few directors who's a household name, one whose distinctive style promises strong visuals, epic scope, and brainy storytelling -- but with mass appeal. Even his mind bending sci-fi saga "Interstellar," which many viewers found disappointing, still made a profit while offering substantial food for thought. So Nolan's name alone may have been enough to overcome the movie's arcane topic and modest star power.

Will Packer isn't as familiar a name, but the "Girls Trip" producer also has a signature style, one that has resulted in a long string of successful, modestly-budgeted comedies with predominantly black casts. After the "Think Like a Man" and "Ride Along" movies, Packer has a loyal core audience but also attracts crossover viewers as well. Add on director Malcolm D. Lee, known for the "Best Man" movies, and African-American viewers had a solid idea of what to expect from "Girls Trip."

French director Luc Besson may be an even less familiar name here, despite such stateside hits over the past quarter-century as "The Professional," "The Fifth Element," and "Lucy." Besson fans know his reputation for butt-kicking heroines, fanciful plotting, and sensory-overload visuals. That's what he delivers in "Valerian," but Besson and the movie may have been simply too exotic to have had much impact on domestic viewers.

2. Originality
There's been a lot of talk about viewers' franchise fatigue this summer, though much of that can be chalked up to just bad movie fatigue. This week's new wide releases, however, weren't typical franchise fare. Well, "Valerian" is based on a French comic book series, but it's one that almost no one in America has heard of. The other two movies are original stories, one drawn from history but still unfamiliar to Americans. So "Valerian" can't blame sequelitis. What mattered more was...

3. Execution
Critics loved "Dunkirk," giving it some of the year's best reviews to date and a high 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences agreed, with the film earning an A- CinemaScore.

But ticket buyers liked "Girls Trip" even better, giving it a rare A+. (Critics liked the comedy nearly as much, giving it an RT score of 89 percent.) "Valerian," however, scored a weak 54 percent among RT reviewers and a similarly meh B- at CinemaScore. So it seems fair to say that "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" did what they set out to do. "Valerian," maybe not so much.

4. Genre Is a Major Draw
"Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" were both surprisingly successful for their genre. World War II movies haven't done well as historical memory of the conflict recedes; the biggest recent hit in the genre is Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger." Similarly, R-rated comedies have done poorly all summer. So execution and brand value were especially important for these two hits.

Sci-fi, however, is often a crap shoot. Besson minimized the risk by spreading out the film's reported $180 million cost among multiple financiers in several countries. Still, when creating massive futuristic fantasy universes, the line between the next "Avatar" and the next "Jupiter Ascending" can be awfully thin.

5. Social Media
For a teen icon, Harry Styles is surprisingly inactive on social media. Not like, say, "Girls Trip" star Queen Latifah, who can claim tens of millions of online followers. To the extent that movies are depending on stars' social media presence to drive interest, especially among younger viewers, that made a difference.

6. Visuals
The one element of "Valerian" that critics raved about was the way it looked. But as they say about Broadway musicals, no one ever goes home humming the scenery. Then again, "Dunkirk" may have stolen its visual thunder.

Nolan got a lot of attention for his panoramic cinematography, much of it shot in IMAX and other wide-screen stock. The director also strived to create massive battle scenes the old-fashioned way, without CGI and with a literal cast of thousands. As a result, "Dunkirk" earned an impressive $11.7 million, or about 22 percent of its premiere gross, from IMAX venues.

7. Timing Is Key for Nolan's Summer Movies
Besson staked out "Valerian's" release date two years ago, perhaps unaware that he'd be up against Nolan. By the way, you'd think Warner Bros. would wait for a fall date for an Oscar-hopeful movie, but he likes July, since his Batman movies did well during the summer month. (In fact, the filmmaker insisted on the July slot, opening in a corridor similar to the one "Saving Private Ryan" used in July 1998.) Since no other Oscar-chasing movies are out now, Nolan had the field to himself.

"Girls Trip" also had no real marketplace rivals, though its makers couldn't have guessed it would benefit from being the one well-liked R-rated comedy after a string of disappointments in the genre.

8. Domestic Audiences Have Weight
"Valerian," like most of this summer's mega-budgeted movies, was not really made with domestic viewers in mind. Like those films, from "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" to "Transformers: The Last Knight," "Valerian" should make the bulk of its money overseas -- though don't count on it. It could ultimately earn a profit and justify its international financing despite proving a dud here.

"Girls Trip" may not do as well abroad, since comedies tend to translate poorly. But like Packer's other comedies, as well as such recent films as "Get Out" and "All Eyez on Me," it should prove that there's profit to be made from movies that smartly target African-American viewers, and that such films can become crossover hits as well.

As for "Dunkirk," there may not have been much in the subject matter or the casting to interest American audiences. Still, the film's opening weekend shows that we'll go see a movie about an obscure (to us) wartime event as long as it's well-made, shot by a director we like, in a manner that justifies seeing it on a (very) big screen.



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Box Office: 'Dunkirk' Crushes Expectations, 'Valerian' Flops

By Seth Kelley

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (Variety.com) -- "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" looks like a huge flop.

But let's start with the good. Christopher Nolan's World War II film from Warner Bros. is flying past earlier projections to a $50.5 million opening weekend from 3,720 locations. $11.7 million of that total came from Imax screens alone — that's 23% of the total market share from 402 locations. That $50.5 million number is a good one considering it is expected to have a large multiple, and continue to play well through August. The movie's production budget was reportedly just under $100 million, although earlier reports speculated that it was much higher.

Critics have fallen in love with Nolan's depiction of the real-life Battle of Dunkirk. Their reviews have earned the movie a 92%, and chatter has already started about its award season potential. But audiences have responded as well, perhaps surprisingly, to what many have described as an atypical war movie. It holds an impressive A- CinemaScore.

"We looked at this as a big summer event film. We wanted to give it the patina of a tentpole release," said Warner Bros. distribution chief Jeff Goldstein of the studio's decision to date the film for the end of July. "We know from past history when you open up at this point in the summertime, you can run for weeks and weeks," he added, referencing last year's "Suicide Squad."
Nolan ruffled some feathers for his bullish comments about the vitality of the theatrical experience. But, perhaps, his prizing of that is part of what ended up encouraging audiences to buy tickets as opposed to waiting for the movie to hit a streaming service. The movie is getting the widest 70MM release in more than two decades, and much of it was shot with Imax's extremely high-resolution 2D film cameras.

"We're thrilled with the numbers, and we're thrilled with the partnership," said Imax Entertainment CEO Greg Foster. "The one-two punch of Chris' vision and the Imax experience has once again proven to be irresistible to moviegoers in theaters."

Even during a crowded weekend, Universal's "Girls Trip" is breaking the curse of underperforming R-rated comedies this summer as it looks to post $30.4 million from 2,591 locations. That's the largest opening of any live-action comedy so far this year.
"Girls Trip" follows a foursome -- Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith -- who go out for a long overdue women's weekend to New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival. Director Malcolm D. Lee is also known for his first feature, "The Best Man," and its follow-up, "The Best Man Holiday."

Meanwhile "Valerian," Luc Besson's big-budget adaptation of the French comic series from his own EuropaCorp, and distributed in the U.S. by STX Films, looks like a real clunker. The sci-fi epic should land in fifth this weekend with about $17 million from 3,553 locations.

There is some risk mitigation at play here for what is believed to be the most expensive independent movie of all time -- the bulk of the production budget was covered with foreign pre-sales, equity financing, and tax subsidies. STX took on marketing and distribution for the film after EuropaCorp's partner, Relativity, went under. Europa financed the P&A. But, regardless, someone will pay for the movie's poor returns so far, and sights are set overseas to see if the international box office has a more positive response.
It's a tough break for Besson, who has treated the movie like a passion project. Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne form the central pairing in the sci-fi epic about a team of space-and-time-traveling agents. Clive Owen, Rihanna, and Ethan Hawke round out the cast.

In its second week, "War for the Planet of the Apes" should earn $20.4 million this weekend, landing it in third after a 64% drop. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" looks to land in fourth with $22 million domestically, a 50% decline from its second to third weekends in theaters.

To end on a positive note, "Wonder Woman" is officially the highest-grossed movie of the summer, as of this weekend, with over $389 million. That puts Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot's acclaimed film ahead of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." The stat is exciting news for those who have hope for more female-led projects in the future.

"Dunkirk" and "Wonder Woman" this week pushed Warner Bros. past the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office for 2017 — the seventeenth consecutive year that the studio has done so.



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Saturday, July 22, 2017

First Look at 'Westworld' Season 2 Ups the Body Count

Even though "Westworld" Season 2 isn't due to premiere till 2018, HBO is already teasing us with new footage.

The premium network debuted a first-look trailer during San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, and there is already more carnage, including a tiger corpse. That is not the only creepy part; blood pops up multiple times in the preview -- on paper, on the floor, and on people. Not that that's a surprise, of course.

Since the trailer comes so far in advance, the footage is fairly limited. However, we did get interesting glimpses, including of Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) gunning down people from the back of a horse as well as the Man in Black's blood-spattered face.

"Westworld" Season 1 drew 22 Emmy nominations this year, so Season 2 will look to create similar success. Settle in, though, because it's going to be a long wait till the show returns in 2018.



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'Stranger Things' Season 2: The Comic Con Trailer Has Twitter Freaking Out

Cue the tweets, because a new "Stranger Things" Season 2 trailer is here, meaning everyone has something to say.

Shortly after Netflix debuted the first full trailer at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday, the streamer released it online to the general public. Almost immediately, Twitter started buzzing. On top of the general excitement about the upcoming season, people were ecstatic to hear Michael Jackson's "Thriller" used. So far, the consensus seems to be that "Stranger Things" + "Thriller" = true Twitter love forever.

The upcoming season will continue with more eerie developments in Hawkins, Indiana. We'll pick up a year after the events of Season 1 and see the gang -- especially Will (Noah Schnapp) -- dealing with the aftermath of what happened and scary problems.

"Stranger Things" Season 2 premieres Oct. 27 on Netflix.

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