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Newswire: Zack Snyder steps down from Justice League after daughter’s death

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Zack Snyder has announced that he’s stepping down from the Justice League movie so he can spend time with his family in the wake of his 20-year-old daughter Autumn’s suicide in March. Snyder...Show More Summary

Newswire: James Wan to produce the Resident Evil movie reboot

Over the weekend, we reported that German production company Constantin Film was planning to reboot the Resident Evil movie series, with that news coming just a few months after the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Now, Deadline...Show More Summary

Newswire: Meme becomes reality as Netflix orders Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna’s con artist movie

Here’s some surprising news for 2017: It turns out that good things actually can happen, but only if everybody involved is really cool and talented. Today’s good thing is that Netflix has actually picked up some kind of con artist movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o, with Selma’s Ava DuVernay directing and Insecure’s Issa Rae writing. Show More Summary

Newswire: Universal has titled its new monster movie franchise the Dark Universe

We’ve known for a while now that Universal has been angling to launch its very own universe based off its stable of monster properties, but today the studio named its budding franchise that will kick off with this summer’s The Mummy....Show More Summary

Newswire: Willem Dafoe to play Vincent van Gogh in impressionistic new biopic

Over the years, Vincent van Gogh has been played by Kirk Douglas, Benedict Cumberbatch, and even Tony Curran in those Doctor Who episodes. But now it’s Willem Dafoe’s turn to tackle the impressionist in an upcoming film titled At Eternity’s Gate, Deadline reports. Show More Summary

Newswire: Weekend Box Office: Here’s some money, go see a star war

By current estimates, Alien: Covenant took the top spot at the box office this weekend by a very narrow margin, racking up $36 million to the estimated $35.1 million earned by the runner-up, Guardians Of Galaxy Vol. 2. A difference of...Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Johnny Greenwood scores Joaquin Phoenix kicking ass in You Were Never Here first look

Director Lynne Ramsay’s new film You Were Never Here had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, but you can get a small glimpse of it right now. Not only that, but this short clip includes a taste of the score, composed by Johnny Greenwood. Show More Summary

Newswire: Jared Leto is now the chief creative officer of streaming service Fandor

Fandor is a streaming service based on carefully curated selections of independent and foreign films you probably won’t find on any other streaming services, but there’s a chance that its carefully curated collection might include disgusting surprises like dead pigs and used condoms from now on. Show More Summary

Newswire: Leslie Mann and Janelle Monáe join new Robert Zemeckis movie

Steve Carell signed on to star in Robert Zemeckis’ fictionalized version of the documentary Marwencol way back in 2015, and now Deadline is reporting that he’s finally getting some company in the form of Leslie Mann and Janelle Monáe. Show More Summary

Newswire: Sandra Bullock to go for a ride on the Cash Truck

According to Deadline, Sandra Bullock is set to star in Cash Truck, a new film “inspired by” the 2004 French movie Le Convoyeur—though, going by the plot descriptions, that might just be a fancy way of saying it’s a remake. Cash Truck...Show More Summary

Newswire: Villainous pharmaceutical company plans to bring Resident Evil back from the dead

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter literally just came out a few months ago, but deep in an underground lab beneath a needlessly complex mansion in the Arklay Mountains near the midwestern American town of Raccoon City, the malevolent Umbrella Corporation is already working on a plan to bring the Resident Evil series back to life. Show More Summary

AVQ&A: Tell us about your pop culture weekend

We’ve expanded the definition of AVQ&A—our weekly thought-starter—by asking you (and us) a simple question each week: What pop culture did you consume this weekend, and what did you think of it? If you have suggestions for AVQ&A questions, big or small, you can email them to us here.

Newswire: Jessica Chastain is playing Ingrid Bergman

Jessica Chastain is set to throw herself into the role of a Hollywood legend, with Deadline reporting that the Zero Dark Thirty star will play the title role in Seducing Ingrid Bergman. The film—based on a 2012 historical novel by Chris...Show More Summary

Newswire: Mamma Mia! is getting a sequel, so here we go again

Good news for ABBA fans who can’t get enough of love triangles, big musical numbers, and sugar-dense sweetness: Universal has just placed a sequel to Mamma Mia! onto its 2018 film schedule. Subtitled, with a somewhat appropriate weariness,...Show More Summary

Newswire: Hugh Jackman didn’t know wolverines were real animals

Hugh Jackman spent 17 years playing Wolverine for Fox’s X-Men franchise, capturing every aspect of the character, from brooding, cocky outsider to brooding, haunted recluse. But things weren’t always smooth sailing for Jackman’s attempts to get in touch with comic-dom’s most famous Canuck. Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell are finger-choppin’ in Fuck Town in the red band trailer for The House

If there’s one thing that comedy movies and TV have taught us over the last five years, it’s that you should never be friends with a character played by Jason Mantzoukas. Sadly, the concerned parents played by Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell...Show More Summary

Film Club: It’s critic vs. critic on Alien: Covenant—whoever wins, we lose

The A.V. Club’s staff film critics, A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, may have different interests, but when it comes to big-budget blockbusters and genre movies, they rarely disagree. And yet, despite sharing a lot of opinions on the previous Alien films (give or take their fondness for the first Alien Vs. Show More Summary

Newswire: Tom Hardy to play Venom in Spider-Man spin-off

One of the not-so-fun things (and admittedly, there are few) about making Spider-Man movies has been sorting out the tangled character rights and licensing deals that, until recently, have kept poor old Spidey out of the MCU. But soon...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Let’s explore Adam McKay’s secretly brilliant brand of satire

Nearly every actor that has worked with Adam McKay is quick to acknowledge the fact that he’s brilliant. This isn’t just meant in the comedic sense, but also in the sense that he’s book-smart and has a deep knowledge of complex subjects...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: You can learn a lot from these classic films compressed into a single image

With his newest photography project, artist Jason Shulman has found a way to condense the essence and tone of a feature length movie into one succinct image. Employing the use of an ultra-long exposure as he directs his camera at a screen...Show More Summary

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