2019
10.15

Picture Pur-fect: Zoe Kravitz Is Catwoman In ‘The Batman’

Zoe Kravitz (Divergent) is set to star as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, in director Matt Reeves’ (Let Me In) The Batman, a reboot of the DC Comics hero for Warner Bros., starring Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga) as the Caped Crusader.

Kravitz, best known for HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and roles in the Divergent series, X-Men: First Class, and Mad Max: Fury Road, is said to have beat out stunners Eiza Gonzalez (“From Dusk Till Dawn) and Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) for the part.

The Batman is slated for release June 25, 2021. Cameras are expected to roll later this year or early next. None of this matters, of course, without Todd Philips at the helm to create a Batman on par with his mind-blowing Joker.

2019
10.13

There’s Always ‘Room’ for Olga Kurylenko!

Imagine being stuck with Ukrainian stunner Olga Kurylenko in a room where you’re every wish—no matter how wild and demented—can come true. Chances are you wouldn’t wish for a baby, but The Room is a horror film and terrible things must happen.

The Room stars Kurylenko as a wife to a struggling comic-book artist who has grown disillusioned with her own career. They leave their life in New York for an old home in upstate New Hampshire and discover it has a secret room capable of granting them their wishes, but only within its walls.

Kurylenko is best known for her roles as Tom Cruise’s wife in Oblivion and revenge-seeking Bond girl Camille Montes in Quantum of Solace. The Ukrainian stunner can also be seen in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and the big-screen video game adaptations Hitman and Max Payne.

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2019
10.11

Wild Girl: Emily Blunt Takes the ‘Jungle Cruise’

Disney has released a first trailer for its new adventure thriller Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and British stunner Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place). Helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra, director of The Orphan and The Shallows, it cruises into theaters July 24, 2020.

Written by Michael Green (Logan) and duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Bad Santa), the film stars Blunt as a rich explorer in search of a magical tree in the Amazon jungle. Johnson plays the steamboat captain helping her on her journey.

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2019
10.09

Lauren Cohan’s ABC comedy spy series “Whiskey Cavalier” may have met an untimely death, but the British stunner is resurrecting her career-making role as beloved zombie apocalypse survivor Maggie Green Rhee on season 11 of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

“The Walking Dead” is in the midst of season 10 and has already been renewed for season 11. Cohan, who made her exit from the show during season nine, will be back as a series regular. Last we saw, Maggie had abandoned the Hilltop community to join an old dame Georgie and her crew of good-doers.

Cohan tells AMC:

I’m so excited to surprise the fans. I know we left Maggie Rhee up in the air and I can’t wait to bring this to them.

There are definitely things she will have picked up on the road and there’s also the relationship with her son and how growing with him has affected her. Or even what has been happening, I’m in a liberated position to actually not know enough to give spoilers at this point!

It’s a nice surprise to come back to these changes, understand what motivates her return, what happened while she was out there and who’s still going to be here when she returns. We have a lot to unpack.

2019
10.06

Will New YA ‘Walking Dead’ Series Bring About Normal Kids Again?

AMC has released a full-length trailer for its upcoming “Walking Dead” spinoff series centered on the first generation of young survivors coming of age 10 years after the zombie apocalypse we’ve come to see on “The Walking Dead” and its first companion series “Fear the Walking Dead.”

According to the show’s synopsis, “some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever.”

Regrettably, the new kids seem annoying—especially that chubby Asian girl—despite the fact that they don’t have smart phones, social media, and bogus climate change and gender identity nonsense to deal with in the zombie apocalypse.

Regardless, the walkers and set pieces look amazing!

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2019
10.01

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn Takes Flight w/ ‘Birds of Prey’

Warner Bros. released today a first trailer for its Suicide Squad spinoff Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. Margot Robbie reprises the Harley Quinn role for director Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs), working from a script by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee).

By the looks of the trailer, we’re in for some colorful chaos and girl power mayhem…is it sexy? Probably not. Harley’s short-shorts aren’t looking very short, but she’s got our attention anyway. Joining her are Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane) as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“True Blood”) as Black Canary, and Ewan McGregor as villain Black Mask.

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2019
09.27

Screamfest Reveals Full 2019 Lineup!

The complete movie lineup for the 19th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival has been announced and tickets are available here. Running Oct. 8 – Oct. 17 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Los Angeles, the event will see the premiere of a variety of features and shorts from around the world.

Among the U.S. premieres are Rabid, a remake of David Cronenberg’s 1977 classic by horror queens Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), starring Laura Vandervoort as an accident victim suffering horrific side effects after experimental surgery, and Trick, a Halloween-based thriller from Drive Angry and My Bloody Valentine (2009) director Patrick Lussier.

West coast premieres include Lucky McKee’s Kindred Spirits, starring Thora Birch (American Beauty) as a milf tormented by the unexpected arrival of her demented sister, Wounds with Dakota Johnson (5o Shades of Grey) and Armie Hammer (Lone Ranger) as a couple who get hung up on a mysterious smart phone, and We Summon the Darkness, featuring Alexandria Daddario (“True Detective”) as a top-heavy headbanger up against satanists in Marc Meyers’ (My Friend Dahmer) new thriller.

Screamfest is the biggest and longest running horror film festival in the U.S. The show is  a star-studded event where filmmakers, actors, and fans meet to celebrate and discuss  horror and genre. For complete rundown of festival programming and scheduling and to purchase badges, visit Screamfest here.

2019
09.25

Maddie Hasson Is ‘Malignant’ w/ Annabelle Wallis!

Maddie Hasson (“Mr. Mercedes”) is co-starring alongside Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle) in Malignant, a new horror film from director and producer James Wan for New line Cinema. The movie is Wan’s 10th and marks his return to the fright genre since helming the 2016 blockbuster The Conjuring 2.

Plot and character details are hush hush, but Hasson is said to have a key role in the film which Wan promises will be worthy of a hard R rating.

Hasson is best known for her work on “Bones” spinoff “The Finder” and ABC Family’s crime-mystery series “Twisted.” She will soon be seen opposite Alexandra Daddario in satanic cult thriller We Summon the Darkness.

Malignant is currently shooting in Los Angeles.

2019
09.21

‘Things Heard & Seen’ About Amanda Seyfried!

Amanda Seyfried is set to star in Things Heard & Seen, a new Netflix original slated to roll camera this fall. The supernatural thriller centers on a couple whose marriage collapses further when they move to a small town farm haunted by its previous and brutally murdered owners.

Seyfried plays the wife in the film, a big city babe struggling with small town life, who is the first to believe the couple’s new home is haunted. An adaptation of the 2016 novel “All Things Cease to Appear,” Things Heard & Seen is helmed by people named Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.

Seyfried is coming off last year’s Netflix original Anon, a stylish sci-fi actioner from director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca). The blonde, big-eyed stunner has a string of horror and sci-fi works under her garter belt, including Niccol’s In Time, Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, erotic thriller Chloe, and underrated cult classic Jennifer’s Body with Megan Fox.

2019
09.11

FX has set a Sept. 15 premiere date for Battle at Big Rock, an eight-minute Jurassic World short film from director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) and writer Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising). Secretly shot in Ireland last winter, the short picks up one year after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

More thrilling, however, is that it takes place at a national park 20 miles away from where Fallen Kingdom ended, pitting an unsuspecting family of campers against newly freed dinosaurs. The film stars “American Horror Story” alum André Holland and Death Race’s Natalie Martinez (pictured above).

Battle at Big Rock will introduce two new dinosaurs: a docile herbivore, Nasutoceratops, and a deadly carnivore, the Allosaurus. The movie serves as a bridge between Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World 3, slated to open in 2021.