The Irishman

The Irishman

The Irishman

This article contains major The Irishman spoilers. You can read a spoiler-free review here.

The Irishman closes on a provocative shot. After a lifetime of living in the shadows, Robert De Niro’s Frank Sheeran is desperate for the light outside his door, and the community he hopes it invites in. Yet once his priest walks through it, leaving for holidays that will once again pass unmarked for the man who paints houses, Frank knows there is no one on the other side. Neither of his daughters want anything to do with him, and the world he’s built has forgotten him. It is a loaded moment that encapsulates a lifetime of regret, as well as all the thematic threads coursing through Martin Scorsese’s potentially final crime epic.

What Scorsese’s ending is about is clear: the pun...

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Infinity War Reunites Hulk and Black Widow

Infinity War Reunites Hulk and Black Widow

A new deleted scene from Avengers: Infinity War finds Hulk and Black Widow reuniting. Bruce Banner and Hulk had some problems during the course of the movie. The Infinity Saga was recently released and is proving to be difficult for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans to track down. It is available from third-party sellers for an astronomical amount, so hopefully Marvel Studios will either make more, or at the very least, release a version that is not limited edition so that all fans can check out the deleted scenes from the MCU.

The new deleted scene from Infinity War does not have any sound, but one can see that Hulk was originally going to be in the movie...

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‘No Time to Die’

'No Time to Die'

‘No Time to Die’

‘No Time to Die’  It feels like discussions of who will be the next James Bond have been going on forever, but officially, they were all a bit premature. Daniel Craig, who currently holds the iconic role, had never previously confirmed that his time playing 007 were coming to an end. But that’s changed, as the star says that next year’s No Time to Die will officially be his final outing as Bond. When asked by German publication Express whether he was done with there part, Craig confirmed that he was, and said that “someone else needs to have a go.”

“It’s been, as they always are, incredibly hard work, but it’s a massive collaboration,” said the actor...

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Frozen II

Kristen Bell as Anna and Idina Menzel as Elsa in Frozen

Frozen II

Frozen II

Can you believe it has been six years since the original Frozen hit theaters? Sure we remember all the words to “Let it Go” like we heard it yesterday… and I’d bet some of us literally did with the holiday season simmering in. The animated musical is now a bona fide modern classic, one of Disney’s biggest hits and became a swift cultural phenomenon when it blew into cinemas back in 2013. But with Frozen II coming out this weekend, you might be in need of a recap!

There’s more to the Frozen story then you likely remember. Disney+ subscribers certainly have the option to log on to the fresh streaming site and give it a rewatch before heading out to see the highly-anticipated sequel (a free seven-day trial deal is still being offered)...

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Justice League

Justice League

Justice League

Two years. It has been two years today since Justice League came out and disappointed almost everyone. On the 2nd anniversary of that mess, fans got #ReleaseTheSnyderCut trending as part of an organized push to get Warner Bros. to release director Zack Snyder’s original vision for the DC movie. But fans were’t alone. Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, finally joined the chorus — and later on Sunday, she was joined by DCEU Batman Ben Affleck.

Gal Gadot picked the perfect time to show her support for the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, posting a photo of Diana Prince on Twitter:

Ben Affleck is no longer playing Batman in the DC world, with Robert Pattinson currently filming the role...

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The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian

Fan anticipation was already very high for The Mandalorian, the first-ever live-action Star Wars TV series, and one of the cornerstones of the new Disney streaming service, Disney+. But a tidbit about the marketing blitz that’s about to get underway to promote the site (get ready y’all) will only get people more intrigued.

An article on Disney+ in The New York Times claims there is something very “dramatic” and surprising in the first episode of the show. Here’s what it says:

The Mandalorian, which contains a dramatic Star Wars-universe spoiler in the first episode and will be available the moment Disney Plus starts, has been as heavily promoted as a traditional feature film, with billboards, 30-second television commercials, radio spots, and digital ads.

Le...

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The Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

The Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

The Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

It’s certainly easier to anger fans than to please them, so pencil in a minor victory for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. The victory isn’t coming through official channels, but instead through a photo of a movie standee featuring the rumored Sonic redesign.

A photo of said standee has been making the rounds, and most fans seem pretty happy with it — so if this isn’t what Sonic planned to stick with long-term … maybe it should be?

Here’s another look at it, if it helps:

No clue why this standee is randomly hanging out in a hallway. I also have no idea how official or final this is, but it does seem to be making fans happy.

A lot of fans are just glad — and shocked, frankly — that a studio actually listened to them. If the Sonic movie does ...

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings working title has been revealed. The mysterious project is expected to begin shooting next month in Australia. It was announced back in March that Destin Daniel Cretton will be the man behind the camera. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige revealed more information about the movie when he announced Simu Liu as the star of the movie at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Since then, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have wondered about the details surrounding the project.

The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings working title is Steamboat. As far as we can tell, it has nothing to do with the storyline or any of the characters, though that could change...

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‘Sister Act’ Musical

 'Sister Act' Musical

‘Sister Act’ Musical

Sister Act is clearly a hard habit to break.

(I’m very sorry.)

There’s really no way around the fact that watching top-to-toe clad, Rosary-wielding women of the cloth bounce from one spotlit cue to another is…just funny. Nuns have a long and illustrious musical theater history, into which The Opera House Players, Inc. is not afraid to lean with unabashed joy – and for that silliness, at the very least, this critic feels divinely blessed.

Next summer, Whoopi Goldberg is returning to one of her most famous roles, as lounge singer turned nun Deloris in Sister ActThis time, though, she’ll be doing it on stage, as part of a revised version of the Sister Act musical that played in London and on Broadway through the late 2000s and early 2010s. Today on The...

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Jon Favreau’s The Lion King

 Jon Favreau's The Lion King

Jon Favreau’s The Lion King

Jon Favreau’s The Lion King

Even before folks saw what it was and the end result, there were plenty who had reservations about a remake of The Lion King. Today’s audiences claim they’re soured on re-imagining’s of Disney classics to begin with, and the original animated movie definitely strikes a chord with audiences. It wouldn’t be surprising if any director was less than thrilled to take on the challenge of re-adapting the story, but Jon Favreau was actually excited to make it.

Favreau, who has directed various few projects for Disney, Marvel and, more recently, Star Wars, was thrilled at the opportunity he had with The Lion King...

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Thor 4: Love and Thunder

Thor 4: Love and Thunder

Thor 4: Love and Thunder

Thor 4: Love and Thunder star Natalie Portman has shared her enthusiasm for Jane Foster’s potential storyline in the upcoming MCU film. After sitting out 2017’s Thor: RagnarokPortman is set to return to the Thor franchise in Taika Waititi‘s second outing. Her big comeback was announced this summer at San Diego Comic Con, along with the added bonus that she’ll be playing the female Thor version of Jane.

This portion of Thor 4: Love and Thunder is inspired by a 2014 comic storyline. Written by Jason Aaron, the storyline followed Jane as she became worthy enough to lift Mjolnir when Thor himself became unworthy, thus taking on the role of Goddess of Thunder...

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Aquaman 2

 Aquaman 2

Aquaman 2

With Aquaman hauling in $1.148 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing DC Comics movie yet, it’s unsurprising Warner Bros was eager to move forward with a sequel. As it turns out though, the story that will unfold in Aquaman 2 originated from the mind of its main star, Jason Moma. According to the actor:

Including his cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jason Momoa has played Aquaman on the big screen three times now, but his fourth outing in Aquaman 2 will allow him to contribute more than as just an actor. During his extensive conversation with Esquire, Momoa explained that he’ll be “working more actively” with the creative team in developing Aquaman 2, which included him pitching his vision for where the sequel would go.

Evidently the War...

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Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio!

Disney's Live-Action Pinocchio!

Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio!

Robert Zemeckis in talks to direct Disney’s live-action Pinocchio!

Disney’s live action Pinocchio remake has let its conscience be its guide and chosen Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) to direct! According to Variety, Zemeckis’ longtime collaborator Tom Hanks was at one point in talks to play Geppetto, but now the search is on for a new star to fill that role.

The outlet does not say how Zemeckis intends to bring the titular puppet, but it seems likely he would employ the performance capture techniques he used on earlier films like The Polar Express and Beowulf. The last film he did in that style, 2009’s A Christmas Carol, was also for Disney. He had planned to make a version of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine in perf...

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

As much as the idea of Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer squaring off against each other holds tremendous appeal, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil falls solidly into the terrain of “sequel that no one but accountants asked for.” Competently if unspectacularly directed by Joachim Rønning (one half of the duo that brought you the last installment in Disney’s equally mechanical Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), the film exists purely to capitalize on the success of the 2014 original. Which itself was not a great film either but at least it benefited from being a clever twist on a well-worn fairy tale.

This time out, Rønning and the screenwriters (three are credited, but we suspect a whole lot more took a whack at this) concoct a hodgepodge that uses the...

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Abominable

Abominable

Abominable

Abominable

DreamWorks Animation made its feature debut with a famous attempt at scooping its competition: The studio’s animated comedy about ants (Antz) beat Disney and Pixar’s animated comedy about ants (A Bug’s Life) to theaters by six weeks. This was followed by other selected instances of supposed parallel thinking (Shark Tale and Finding Nemo; Megamind and Despicable Me), so it’s not shocking that with Abominable, DreamWorks has produced one of three different yeti-centric feature cartoons. But it is a bit of a surprise to see DreamWorks trailing the others so substantially, releasing its round, smooth-nosed creature into the wild a year after Smallfoot and six months after Missing Link. It’s also surprising that Abominable feels like ...

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Ang Lee Talks: Gemini Man

 Ang Lee Talks: Gemini Man

Ang Lee Talks: Gemini Man

Ang Lee Talks: Gemini Man

Paramount Pictures invited ComingSoon.net to speak with director Ang Lee in New York for this weekend’s Gemini Man. We talked with him about comparisons to his 2003 Hulk, as well as bringing a two-decade old spec script to the screen. Check out the interview below!

RELATED: Gemini Man Featurette Highlights Digital Human Technology

Gemini Man follows the story of an older, elite assassin named Henry Brogan (Will Smith) who is trying to retire. In the film, he’s suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. Directed by Ang Lee, Gemini Man is produced by renowned producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison along with Smith, James Lassiter, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger.

The...

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Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate

Linda Hamilton (“Sarah Connor”) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (“T-800”) return in their iconic roles in Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by visionary filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison. Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.

The longest time to pass between Terminator movies was twelve years, from James Cameron’s action masterpiece T2 in 1991 to Jonathan Mostow’s shoddy Rise of the Machines in 2003. Since then, even though they continually struggle to find and resituate their stories and main characters, it’s been five to six years from film to film, taking us from Salvation to Genisys

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Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

Never mind Joker. Yes, Joker had a huge opening weekend and plenty of critics, but the Downton Abbey movie is the one getting the last laugh, since it had way more doubters. Who knew it would make THIS much money? And its theatrical run is just getting started.

The TV show got its own movie, and it not only opened in theaters, it’s still slaying in theaters. Downton Abbey made five times its $20 million production budget after about a week and it can’t stop won’t stop making more money.

In its third weekend, Downton Abbey picked up another $8 million at the domestic box office, for a current worldwide total of $135.4 million — $73...

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Last Stand At Saber River

TV movie Last Stand At Saber River starring Tom Selleck is a great western that more fans of the genre need to see. While he started his career long before Magnum P.I., that’s the project that made Tom Selleck a star. The Hawaii set series followed the adventures of the titular P.I. and it became a major success for CBS; it also crossed over with shows like Simon & Simon and Murder, She Wrote during its run. Magnum P.I. was still a success when Selleck decided to leave after season 8.

This led to a film career that included hits like Three Men And A Baby and its sequel, but a lot of his movies like Her Alibi, An Innocent Man and western Quigley Down Under only did modest business. He would later return to TV with a recurring part on Friends, in addition to a leading role on cop drama Blu...

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1917 Was Made to Look: One Continuous Shot

1917  Was Made to Look: One Continuous Shot

1917 Was Made to Look: One Continuous Shot

1917 Was Made to Look: One Continuous Shot

In a new video, Sam Mendes and his crew explain how their WWI movie 1917 was filmed to look like one continuous shot. After ten years of directing James Bond films, Mendes is getting back behind the camera for a historical war movie. Titled 1917, the film takes place at the height of the first World War, as a pair of young soldiers are tasked with delivering an urgent message that will prevent their own men (including, one of their brothers) from walking straight into a trap. But in order to do so, the pair will have to journey deep into enemy territory and get back out as quickly as possible.

The official 1917 trailer dropped back in August and was quick to establish the film’s high stakes and other...

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