Movie News – Cartoonist Pays Comedic Tribute to Alec Baldwin


Stars including Tracy Morgan and Kate McKinnon will take the stage for ‘One Night Only’ at the Apollo theater on June 25 to perform before a backdrop of murals featuring the star by cartoonist and THR contributor Steve Brodner.

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Movie News – TV Ratings: ‘Gong Show’ Opens OK During Thursday’s Reality Logjam


It’s a lot of so-so on Thursday night with six — six! — alternative efforts on the Big Four, as ‘Boy Band’ premieres to little fanfare.

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Movie News – Box Office: ‘Transformers 5’ Lags Thursday With $8M, May Not Clear $60M in U.S. Debut


The summer tentpole is banking on a strong run overseas.

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Movie News – ‘Spaceballs’ at 30: Bill Pullman Says Crew Worried Blue Screen Would Make Them Go Blind


“Mel used to do these power naps where he’d lay down for just five minutes, and I have never seen anything like the spirit that would return to him,” the actor recalls.

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Movie News – Stephen Colbert Heads to Russia for ‘Late Show’ Broadcast


The late-night host tweeted a photo of himself on location Thursday.

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Movie News – Johnny Depp Makes Controversial Trump Joke at Glastonbury: “When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President?”


“I want to clarify, I’m not an actor. I lie for a living,” the Oscar nominee told a crowd gathered at the music festival in England.

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Movie News – Ron Howard Says Han Solo Film Was “a Little Opportunity That Came My Way”


The director also jokes at the Cannes Lions that he hopes the Donald Trump presidency will one day get dramatized as a musical comedy on Broadway called ‘Trumped.’

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Movie News – Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates, ‘Orville’ Gets Post-NFL Push


The Seth MacFarlane dramedy gets two preseason outings on Sunday nights.

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The Mummy to Lose To Wonder Woman

The upcoming Mummy remake which is starring Tom Cruise has opened to some poor reviews. As a result, it is expected to lose to the critically acclaimed Wonder Woman over the weekend. Wonder Woman is actually a fresh break from a bad streak that the DC cinematic universe has been going through. In all honesty, it is not surprising that this version of The Mummy was going to turn out to be stale. After all, it did not seem to have any of the charm of the earlier Mummy movies. This is perhaps done in an effort to distance itself from the other series.

 

Among the criticisms of the movie were that the action was too stale and the suspense was not good enough. Basically, it was every bit as forgettable as the trailers made it seem. Of course it is not the worst movie made. It is actually mediocre. Therefore, this is one of those movies that are going to be forgotten about in a year. As a matter of fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if people forget about this film within the weekend. Wonder Woman, on the other hand has shown what a good DC movie can be.

 

Given the rough start that the movies had, some are wondering what it would’ve been like had Christopher Nolan stayed on to direct these films. At the same time, Christopher Nolan had no intention of doing comic book adaptations for the rest of his career. He has gone on to do some other projects such as the WW2 drama, Dunkirk. As with his other films, Dunkirk has plenty of scenes shot in IMAX and is expected to arrive in theatres in 70MM during this summer.

 

Movie News – ‘Wonder Woman’ Becoming Top-Grossing Live-Action Film Directed by a Woman


Patty Jenkins’ movie will achieve the milestone shortly after jumping the $600 million mark on Wednesday.

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