New ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trailer Shakes Things Up

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Star Trek Beyond

Tinkering with what’s succeeded in the past is always a risky endeavor for filmmakers, especially those who tackle sequels. For example, the first trailer for Star Trek Beyondmarked a departure point for the series, leaving behind J.J. Abrams’ classic, epic style in favor of a new approach by director Justin Lin, who helmed four films in the Fast and Furiousfranchise.

Oddly enough, though, some fans who were disappointed by the previous installment, Star Trek Into Darkness, and advocated for something totally different suddenly started complaining that the first trailer was too different. Perhaps they didn’t like the jokes or the music or the zippy tone or just the idea that Justin Lin might be making a version of Fast and Furious in space.

Over the weekend, Paramount Pictures hosted an e...

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Box Office Report: Who Is Angrier at the Box Office — the Birds or the Superheroes?

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Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releasesbolded):

1. The Angry Birds Movie – $39.0 million ($39.0 million total)

2. Captain America: Civil War – $33.1 million ($347.3 million total)

3. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – $21.7 million ($21.7 million total)

4. The Nice Guys – $11.2 million ($11.2 million total)

5. The Jungle Book – $11.0 million ($327.4 million total)

6. Money Monster – $7.0 million ($27.1 million total)

7. The Darkness – $2.3 million ($8.4 million total)

8. Zootopia – $1.7 million ($334.4 million total)

9. The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $1.1 million ($46.6 million total)

10. Mother’s Day – $1.1 million ($31.2 million total)

The Big Stories

This weekend’s numbers begins a fascinating question about this most important season for Hollywood and its studios: Just h...

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13 Sci-Fi Movies You Can’t Miss in 2016

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13 Sci-Fi Movies You Can't Miss in 2016

Science Fiction is a truly beautiful term. On the one hand you have science which many people (rightly or wrongly) count as irrefutable. The other side of the coin gives us fiction. This can literally be whatever the mind can conjure up. Merge the two and you have the best of both worlds, right?

In 2016 it sure seems like that is the case. This year we have the usual culprits. Sequels of reboots, maiden voyage reboots, regular sequels and brand spanking new films. This might be a stretch, but it honestly seems like sci-fi is the place where cinema truly chooses to break new ground.

Think I am wrong? Let’s just start with A Trip to the Moon...

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Movie News: First Look at Kate Mara in ‘Morgan’; Adam Sandler Plans Animated Movie

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Morgan

Morgan: Kate Mara is featured in the first official photo from Morgan, a sci-fi thriller from director Luke Scott. His father, Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner), is producing the movie, which follows “a corporate troubleshooter who’s sent to a remote location to evaluate an artificially created, rapidly developing lifeform.” Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook and Paul Giamatti also star. See more new photos below; the movie will open in theaters on September 2. UPDATE: Watch the new trailer below, too. [EW.com]

Morgan

Morgan

Hotel Transylvania 2

Adam Sandler: With his latest live-action comedy, The Do Over, set to debut on Netflix this weekend, Adam Sandler is planning a return to animated films. Sandler will write, produce and star in a family-friendly project, which is not yet titled...

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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2 & 3 Details Revealed

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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2 & 3 Details Revealed

After last night’s Season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones, HBO released a brief preview for next week’s episode “Home”, airing Sunday, May 1 at 9 PM ET. This video gave us a new look at the returning character Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), who sat out all of Season 5 because his story had caught up with the George R.R. Martin books. While we’ll have to wait and see if the network shows more footage before Sunday night, HBO has released the official synopses for both “Home” and the third episode of Season 6, “Oathbreaker”, airing May 8

HBO’s description for “Home” reveals that Bran trains with theThree-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow) while, in King’s Landing, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) advises Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman)...

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Top 5 The Most Anticipated Sci Fi films 2016

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Latest Hot James Bond Rumor: Jamie (‘Fantastic Four’) Bell as 007

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Jamie Bell

Who will portray the most famous secret agent in the world in his next adventure? Recentlywe heard a claim that Daniel Craig had decided not to return as James Bond, despite a reported offer of close to $100 million for two more films.

Furthering that idea, according to Deadline, Craig is reportedly finalizing a deal to join Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, a thriller revolving around criminals who plot a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. That film is expected to start production this fall, with Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Channing Tatum, Riley Keough and Katherine Heigl tapped to star.

If Craig is done with the iconic role, who might be ready to step into James Bond’s shoes? Actresses Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Priyanka Chopra (Quantico, the upcomingBaywatch) have ...

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11 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2016

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11 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2016

Right off the bat, let’s just get this out of the way. We have nothing against any of the films in this list. Especially Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But it’s going to have to throw one heck of a Hail Mary pass to break even at the box office. Movies have always been big business. Budgets have continued to increase since Thomas Edison’s Black Maria started churning out films in the late 1800s. As anybody in the industry will tell you, this is generally a business where you have to spend money to make money. And bobs are inevitable.

And that axiom has never been more prescient than it is in today’s film world. Movies routinely cost upwards of $100 million dollars...

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Bryan Singer Says ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Is Not the End of a Trilogy

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When X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, it might feel very much like a conclusion to the story that was first introduced in 2011’s X-Men: First Class, capping off a trilogy that also featured the hit X-Men: Days of Future Past as its centerpiece. Those who’ve been following the series since First Class will definitely find certain character and story arcs twisting towards an inevitable (but temporary) conclusion, but those who’ve been tuning in since 2000’s X-Men may find even more.

Fandango recently sat down with X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer for a sprawling conversation about Apocalypse, as well as the five other X-Men films that have dazzled audiences for almost two decades. In Singer’s mind, Apocalypse doesn’t just wrap up a story that began five years ago — instead...

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Yes, That ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Remake Is Still Happening

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Roughly one year ago, it was announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in talks to star in a remake of John Carpenter’s classic, Big Trouble in Little China, for 20th Century Fox. At the time it was announced that X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were writing the script, and that Johnson was going to play the Jack Burton role made famous by Kurt Russell in the 1986 original.

In that film Russell plays a blue-collar truck driver who finds himself roped into a centuries-old battle with an evil sorcerer. The divisive remake — Big Trouble is one of those properties fans hold near and dear to their hearts — will likely update that story and contemporize it with a more modern-day spin, utilizing all the latest special effects. That’s if it’s still happening at all.

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