Weekend Forecast: 'Ninja Turtles 2' Look to Take Down 'X-Men'

A pair of sequels in X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass led a soft Memorial Day weekend last week and things aren't looking much better this weekend. Paramount is delivering its own sequel this weekend in the form of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows while Warner Bros. targets the romantics among us with Me Before You and Universal's Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which is merely hoping to keep its head above water. Over the past five years, the weekend following Memorial Day has seen an average drop of 18.7% for the top twelve. At this time, projections are looking at a drop just a bit higher, right around 20%, a percentage that coul

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'The Flash' Movie Finds New Director With 'Dope' Filmmaker

The Flash has a new director. Just weeks after Warner Bros. parted ways with Seth Grahame-Smith, who was to make his directorial debut with the project, the studio has set another newbie for the gig: Rick Famuyima, who made a splash with his Sundance sensation, Dope. The project will retain Grahame-Smith’s script, which he wrote working off of a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the Lego Movie duo who once were eyeing it as a possible directing vehicle.

 The Flash already has a release date — March 16, 2018 — and a star,

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Stephen King's 'It' Adaptation Finds Its Pennywise the Clown (Exclusive)

Bill Skarsgard has the It factor. The actor, who is one of the stars of Hemlock Grove, has nabbed the role of Stephen King’s iconic villain Pennywise the Clown in New Line’s adaptation of the author’s landmark novel It. Skarsgard is in final negotiations to star in the horror pic whose cast will also include St. Vincent actor Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Andy Muschietti, the director behind the surprise horror hit Mama, is directing the adaptat

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The Batman Solo Movie Will Tell an Original Story, Says Ben Affleck

While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice garnered mixed reactions overall, to put it gently, Ben Affleck‘s Batman was a hit with fans and critics alike. It’s no surprise that DC is planning a solo outing for the character, or that it’s already one of the most highly anticipated projects on the DC Extended Universe slate. (Never mind that […]

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'Sicario' Sequel Lands Its Director

Italian helmer Stefano Sollima is in talks with Lionsgate to direct the sequel to Sicario. The film will be called Soldado, the Spanish word for soldier, and will center on Benicio Del Toro's character. The Hollywood Reporter previously reported that a follow-up was in the works based on a Taylor Sheridan script with the hope that Denis Villenueve, who directed the first film, would return for the sequel. Green Room helmer Jeremy Saulnier was the frontrunner to land the Soldado gig once Villeneuve's schedule became too packed, but he couldn't make the dates work given t

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