Darren Aronofsky’s mother! Earns Dismal F CinemaScore Rating

mother-2017-005-jennifer-lawrence-hands-wallThere’s often going to be a divide between how critics and audiences view films. It’s a hard thing to predict, and a lot of times it doesn’t make since how or why opinions vary so greatly. What’s evens stranger is that many Hollywood movies that receive harsh critical reviews still go onto have strong financial success. However, Darren Aronofsky’s mother! looks to be a very rare and unfortunate exception. The psychological horror film received a dismal F rating on CinemaScore from U.S. audiences this weekend. And despite Jennifer Lawrence’s major star power, the film earned only $3.1 million opening day for projected $8 million weekend. These brutally low numbers will surely only continue since Stephen King’s It 10-day domestic haul should near $220 million by today. It’s no surprise that a crazy movie like mother! is performing so poorly — but its noticeable impact is maybe more than what the studio wanted.

Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is currently playing in theaters. Feel free to blast off your thoughts on the film below!

Source: CinemaScore


The Crown’s Claire Foy Set to Star in The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Sony has confirmed that Claire Foy — star of Netflix’s The Crown — will play the famed Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Based off the fourth installment in the Millennium book series, the film will see Foy paired up with Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez. Foy will step into the role with big shoes to fill after the brilliant performances by Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara as the character in previous adaptations. But seeing that Foy is nominated for an Emmy at this week’s Emmy Awards, fans can probably rest assured Lisbeth Salander is in good hands.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web will hack into theaters on October 5th, 2018. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Source: Sony Pictures

Logan Becomes First Oscar Screener Sent to Academy Voters

James Mangold’s Logan took everyone by force back in March. Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine was a thrilling, brutal and emotional experience. It performed incredibly well Continue reading Logan Becomes First Oscar Screener Sent to Academy Voters

It Will Get Blu-ray Director’s Cut; Potentially 15 Minutes Longer

Becoming one of 2017’s biggest hits, Stephen King’s It is about to get even better. Director Andy Muschietti announced to Yahoo! that a director’s cut will be released alongside the regular version when the film hits home media. The extended version will probably be fifteen minutes longer — which should give fans plenty more time with both Pennywise and the Losers Club.

Unfortunately, Muschietti did not give too many details away about the extended version. What he did reveal, however, is there was one particular scene he really disliked taking out of the theatrical cut:

“There’s a great scene, it’s a bit of a payoff of the Stanley Uris plot which is the bar mitzvah, where he delivers a speech against all expectations… it’s basically blaming all the adults of Derry [for the town’s history of deadly “accidents” and child disappearances], and it has a great resolution. … Maybe it will be in the director’s cut!”

It is currently playing in theaters. We will keep you updated about the director’s cut as more information becomes available.

Source: Yahoo!

Hellboy Reboot Set to Hit in 2019

Lionsgate has announced that the controversial Hellboy reboot will hit theaters in early 2019. The film will not be helmed by Guillermo Del Toro — who directed Continue reading Hellboy Reboot Set to Hit in 2019

The Shape of Water Red Band Trailer Shows Gorgeous New Footage

Having just won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, as well as receiving high praise at TIFF and Telluride, The Shape of Water  Continue reading The Shape of Water Red Band Trailer Shows Gorgeous New Footage

Red Sparrow Trailer Sees Jennifer Lawrence Getting Seductive

Coming off Charlize Theron’s killer performance in this summer’s Atomic Blonde, it now seems another actress wants in on the spy genre. Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Days of Future Past) stars in the upcoming thriller Red Sparrow, and 20th Century Fox has just released the first trailer. The spy film reunites Lawrence with Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence, so hopefully their past collaborations will help make Red Sparrow a memorable entry in the genre. It features Lawrence as an expert government agent who uses seduction — and any other means necessary — to eliminate her target.

Red Sparrow also stars Joel Edgerton (It Comes at Night), Jeremy Irons (Assassin’s Creed), and Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl). The film is set to hit theaters on March 2nd, 2018. Get a few kicks and punches in by watching the trailer below.

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