It might not have been a massive box office success after earning a respectable $90 million against a $26 million budget, but Anchorman almost instantly found a second life on home video and became one of the defining comedies of the 2000s, and for a while you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing somebody quoting one of the many eccentric characters.
The Russo brothers may have directed more movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe than anybody else, with their four efforts including the franchise’s two biggest-ever box office hits and the single highest-grossing movie ever made, but the jury is still out on whether the siblings are great filmmakers in their own right or if they simply mastered the MCU’s established in-house style.
Ryan Reynolds is stepping up to the plate to plead with young people to discontinue parting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most long-running horror franchises tend to spawn so many sequels, remakes and reboots that a revolving door of cast and crew members is required, but Scream has been something of an outlier in that the four installments so far largely retained the key players from the very first installment.
The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign never strayed too far from the headlines, even when a lot of folks assumed that it was just wishful thinking by a dedicated group of fans. While it was never going to be as simple as Warner Bros. just unlocking a top-secret safe and removing Snyder’s unseen version of Justice League from the vault and releasing it to the public, there was still a wide-held belief that we’d never get to see it.
Netflix’s new superhero movie starring Jamie Foxx is already dominating the streaming service’s most-watched list despite only arriving yesterday.
One of the great what-ifs in the movie industry is a major studio letting David Fincher make a zombie film. It almost happened. The Social Network director was on board to helm World War Z 2 for Paramount. But the studio backed out at the last minute over budget concerns, which is understandable given the costly production of the first movie.
Batman fans, you’ve seen some inspired casting choices over the years, as well as your fair share of dubious ones. Michael Caine as Alfred, utterly perfect. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze, that was a low point. Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, yeah, I can see where they were coming from. So, let’s give artist Carlos Gzz a moment to make his case for introducing another famous face onto the streets of Gotham, as his new fan art imagines pop superstar Lady Gaga as Poison Ivy.
Another weekend rolls into view, and another batch of new movies and shows rolls onto the various streaming services. There’s a lot of good stuff to dig into as well, and below, you’ll find a list of everything hitting Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Hulu and Amazon Prime over August 14th, 15th and 16th.
Anytime there’s an opening for a new Joker, Willem Dafoe’s name always comes up. The former Spider-Man star just has the perfect look and energy to play the Clown Prince of Crime, even though no one’s ever seen fit to cast him in the role as yet. Of late, folks have started wanting to see him don the purple suit again as talk swirls of Matt Reeves wanting to introduce another Joker into his The Batman universe. And fans thinks Dafoe is the perfect choice due to he and Robert Pattinson recently starring together in The Lighthouse.