Three Billboards triumphs as Time’s Up dominates the 2018 Baftas

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the bleak, bitter, blistering comedy about injustice in small-town America, took the major honours at the 2018 Bafta film awards on Sunday night.
It was a starry, glamorous ceremony, at which the sexual-harassment shame of the film industry and the the subsequent Time’s Up movement were ever present.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Michael Fassbender in the ‘Kung Fury’ Movie

If you missed it, that bananas 2015 viral video Kung Fury is getting a feature film adaptation, starring none other than Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender. That’s real, I didn’t make that up. And now, Kung Fury has signed on exactly the kind of actor you want to see in a 1980s nostalgia-fest, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The consummate 80s action star has signed on to join Fassbender and David Hasselhoff (who returns from a cameo in the short).

Oscars: Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Mahershala Ali Among First Group of Presenters

Chadwick Boseman, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Emma Stone and Daniela Vega will also introduce awards.Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced Friday that Greta Gerwig, Chadwick Boseman, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Emma Stone (who also presented last year), Laura Dern, Daniela Vega and Jennifer Garner will also join in announcing the winners.

‘Black Panther’ Claws to Record $25.2 Million at Thursday Box Office

“Black Panther” is off to a flying start at the box office, earning $25.2 million from Thursday previews. That blows by the record for the biggest pre-summer preview ever, which was held by “The Hunger Games” with $19.7 million in March 2012. It’s also the second-highest preview total for a Marvel film, sitting only behind the $27.6 million made by “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in summer 2015.

Oscar Parties 2018: The Top Invites, Events and Nominee Gatherings

This preview focuses on private, invite-only events aimed at a professional industry audience of stakeholders in the Academy Awards.
As soon as Oscar voting closes on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. PST, the Academy’s prohibition on “non-screening events” ends. Party season begins again. Here’s a first look at the top gatherings of nominees and creative ensembles before and after Jimmy Kimmel hosts the big show on Sunday, March 4.Logline: Whisky tastings, toasts, and a woman’s road to Oscar.

‘Big Little Lies’: Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz Confirmed for Season 2 Return

HBO continues to ink new deals for season two of Big Little Lies.
Season one stars Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz have officially signed new deals to return to the award-winning drama series. They will reprise their roles as Jane Chapman, Renata Klein and Bonnie Carlson, respectively.

Sony Recruits ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Chaos Walking’ Writers for Their Silver Sable & Black Cat Movie

Sony is building out their catalogue of non-MCU dependent titles, and after Tom Hardy‘s Venom takes the first step, Black Cat and Silver Sable are the next Marvel heroes set to headline their own movie. The studio has tapped screenwriters Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet to pen the most recent draft of the script for Silver & Black; the standalone movie centered on Marvel Comics’ war criminal-hunting mercenary, Silver Sable, and the Robin Hood-style burglar for the people, Black Cat.

J.J. Abrams Says Next ‘Cloverfield’ Entry ‘Overlord’ Is A “Crazy Movie”

At best, “The Cloverfield Paradox” was a half-assed ‘Cloverfield’ movie. Even producer J.J. Abrams admitted that production had begun on the movie before they had sorted out how it was going to tie-in into the franchise, and the result was a mess. Certainly, it had its campy, batshit moments, but the picture was mostly formless, and will largely be remembered for how it was released (as a surprise on Super Bowl Sunday) rather than what it was. But Abrams and co. will soon have a shot at redemption.

‘The Karate Kid’ Returns in the First Trailer for ‘Cobra Kai’ ‘Seinfeld’

That Dr. Seuss is so hot right now. With Illumination Entertainment gearing up for their Benedict Cumberbatch-voiced The Grinch movie, and Warner Bros. planning a new Seuss film series, the beloved children’s author is having a bit of a moment. And you can throw a new project on that list because Deadline reports that Wonder and The Perks of Being a Wallflower director Stephen Chbosky is set to direct a biopic based on the life of Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.

Box-Office Preview: ‘Black Panther’ Set to Maul ‘Deadpool’ February Opening Record

Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is set to make history at the Presidents Day box office.
If tracking is correct, the critically acclaimed superhero film will take in $165 million-plus over the long four-day weekend in North America, the top showing ever for both the holiday and the month of February. Black Panther will snatch the record from another superhero film Deadpool, which took in $152.2 million over Presidents Day weekend in 2016.