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The ‘Wonder Woman’ Honest Trailer Doesn’t Confuse Length With Depth

“She’s the hero the DCEU doesn’t deserve, but sure as hell needs right now.” That’s right, it’s <i>Wonder Woman</i>, the not-much-maligned subject of the newest honest trailer from Screen Junkies. They took on the Herculean task of trying to find reasons to complain about a critically acclaimed and record …

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi Is In Talks To Direct ‘Akira’

Warner is still serious about making a live-action <i>Akira</i> film, although they’ve gone through several directors, screenwriters, and actors over the years in their attempt to adapt books one through six into two movies. The first movie was going to be directed by Ruairi Robinson, then he was replaced …

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Still Looks Like A Smashing Joyride In A Very ’80s Trailer Edit

“What if <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> was actually made in the ’80s?” That’s the question answered by The Nerdist in the trailer edit and mashup above. The first trailer for <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> already had a bit of an ’80s action movie feel to it thanks to <i>What We Do In The Shadows</i> director Taika Waititi, but this …

Superheroes

The First ‘Tomb Raider’ Teaser Features Alicia Vikander Cheating Death

<i>Tomb Raider</i>‘s first trailer is going to drop later today, but we already have a little bit of the footage as well as a new poster. Alicia Vikander (<i>Ex Machina</i>) is playing Lara Croft, specifically the young, shipwrecked, first-time adventurer version from the 2013 video game which saw the character …

Tomb Raider

Weekend Box Office: A Rare F Cinemascore Dooms Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Mother!’ While ‘It’ Dominates Again

In its second weekend at the box office, Stephen King’s <i>It</i> took the top spot, and it wasn’t even close. The shockingly good <i>It</i> is expected to end the weekend with around $60 million. That’s not only a terrific second weekend, it would break a lot of box-office records as an <i>opening</i> weekend. To put …

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Three Food Writers Face Off With Their Best BBQ Recipes

Look fam, this is <i>waaaaaay</i> late. It was meant to be published in the lead in to 4th of July. Then Labor Day. Then the first NFL game. Now it’s mid-September and… here we are. It’s on me. Zach and Vince were done ages ago and I was on the road. Deduct points if you get tired of all the now-dated …

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Frotcast 344: Bodega, Dan Nainan, And Charlie Sheen’s ‘9/11’

–<p><i>Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as).</i><p><i>You can also listen on Stitcher.</i><p>Matt Lieb and Joey Avery are in the Frotquarters this week, to discuss the “new” Bodega app, the Charlie Sheen <i>9/11</i> movie, and of course, Ted Cruz cranking his hog (on 9/11). We also do a …

Charlie Sheen

Here’s Our First Look At ‘Hellboy’ Along With A Whitewashing-Free Casting Update

Lionsgate tweeted a first look at David Harbour (of <i>Stranger Things</i> and SAG Awards speech fame) as the stone-fisted red demi-demon himself in the upcoming <i>Hellboy</i> reboot. He may not be as tall as Ron Perlman, but he looks just as angry. He’ll be starring in director Neil Marshall’s adaptation …

Daniel Dae Kim

‘American Assassin’ Is An Idiotic Marine Todd Fantasy That Doesn’t Even Have The Decency To Be Fun

<i><br>American Assassin</i> feels like it sprang directly from the id of some wannabe militia man reading <i>Soldier of Fortune</i> during frequent toilet breaks, who imagines elaborate revenge scenarios about finding the terrorists who murdered his imaginary girlfriend and killing them with MMA. It’s a poor man’s</i> …

Dylan O'Brien

‘Brad’s Status’ Is A Clever Portrait Of An Insufferable Man

Written and directed by Mike White, <i>Brad’s Status</i> joins a grand tradition of films about Depressed Dads Who Dream™. True to the genre, it stars Ben Stiller as its dad, Brad, and fits snugly into the Stiller oeuvre, right between <i>Greenberg</i> and <i>The Secret Life of</i> <i>Walter Mitty</i>. Brad isn’t quite as …

Ingrid Goes West

James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ Gets A ‘Real Hollywood Movie’ Trailer

A rough cut of <i>The Disaster Artist</i>, James Franco’s surprisingly sincere and unsurprisingly very funny biopic about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s so-bad-it’s-great <i>The Room</i>, premiered at South by Southwest in March. But the film made its official debut on Monday night at the Toronto International Film …

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Nic Cage Says His Unmade Superman Movie Is ‘More Powerful’ Than All Those Other Ones

Nic Cage Week may already be over, but Nic Cage himself never ends, and if he does, he’ll decide where the end is. And so Cage is at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he fielded a question about <i>Superman Lives</i>, the Tim Burton-directed movie that would have starred Nic Cage as the Man of …

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Matt Damon Gets Small In The First Trailer For Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’

Two-time Oscar winner Alexander Payne just debuted <i>Downsizing</i> at the Toronto International Film Festival, so Paramount Pictures has released the first full-length trailer for the Matt Damon-starring film our own Mike Ryan called “Payne’s most ambitious movie” although perhaps too ambitious. …

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In The Bizarre ‘9/11,’ Charlie Sheen Represents Everything This Nation Lost On 9/11

Long before I got to the theater, everything about <i>9/11</i> felt… well, “off.” Who makes a movie about the most serious of subjects and then casts it like a VH-1 reality show from the late aughts? “<i>9/11</i>, starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg” sounds like the beginning of a joke, and their floating …

Charlie Sheen

The First Clip From ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Raises More Questions About Ryan Gosling’s Character

The first clip from <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> continues to kick up confusion about Ryan Gosling’s character, an LAPD officer named K who “unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos” according to the long-gestating sequel’s synopsis.<p>The clip doesn’t …

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Weekend Box Office: ‘It’ Didn’t Just Break Records, It Shattered Them

After the worst summer at the box office in 25 years , studios were quick to blame everything but the product they were putting out. Instead of reconsidering their own movies, studios aimed to shrink the PVOD window while blaming Rotten Tomatoes for daring to aggregate the bad critics’ scores of …

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Jared Leto Method Acted Himself Temporarily Blind For ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Jared Leto has done it again. The Oscar winner and living embodiment of the HAM horn is back in the news for his method acting, but this time Edgy McEdgerton the edgelord wasn’t scaring his coworkers, but rather making his depiction of blind villain Neander Wallace in <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> a little more …

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Extremely Wolfman And Incredibly Nards: ‘It’ Is A Shockingly Good Version Of The Movie We Can’t Stop Making

The new <i>It</i> movie is a visually deft, wildly entertaining, scary, and occasionally even funny version of what’s becoming our collective pop culture urtext. Even as it offers all the visceral thrills you could conceivably ask of it, there’s an inescapable familiarity to it, the unavoidable question of …

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‘Star Wars’ Parts Ways With Director Colin Trevorrow

When <i>Jurassic World</i> inexplicably took the world by storm in 2015, it opened a lot of doors for writer/director Colin Trevorrow. Soon, Lucasfilm was knocking on his door, asking if he’d like to helm the final <i>Star Wars</i> film in the new trilogy, as well as pen it. A lot has changed since then. Now, in a …

Star Wars

This Week In Posters: Borgs, Bad Moms, Gunther, And Lady Birds

This week in This Week in Posters, we begin with this Fronsh poster for <i>Borg/McEnroe</i>, which I like a lot, and not just because they matched up the names with the corresponding character/actor. It uses the net as the visual slash between “Borg and McEnroe.” I also enjoy that in the ’70s (I know the …

John McEnroe

Did The Box Office Avoid The Worst Weekend Since 2001?

For the first time in 25 years, there were no new movies released in over 1000 theaters this weekend. Yet, despite Labor Day being historically one of the worst weekends of the year, this Labor Day weekend managed to avoid becoming the worst box-office weekend since 9/11 by actually rebounding …

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Frotcast 343: The Unified Theory Of Taylor Swift

–<p><i>Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as).</i><p><i>You can also listen on Stitcher.</i><p>This week on the Frotcast, Justin Halpern joins for a quick story about his friend farting in Anne C0ulter’s drink one time. Then comedians Joey Avery and Allison Mick join Vince Mancini …

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Winners And Losers At The 2017 Summer Box Office

While there have been a number of good — and some <i>very</i> good — movies to open this summer, the box office hasn’t reflected the quality. This summer is down nearly a whopping $1 billion in box-office dollars from last summer, according to Box Office Mojo, and last summer wasn’t exactly a great year, …

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Dave Bautista Talks About ‘Bushwick’ And The ‘Huge Celebration’ If Trump Is Impeached

There are plenty of pro wrestlers-turned-movie stars, The Rock casting an increasingly long shadow over all of them. But there are arguably few pro-wrestlers-turned-<i>actors</i>. Dave Bautista, neé Batista, is trying to change that.<p>The massive ex-bodybuilder could surely have dined out playing the heavy …

Superheroes

Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio Talks Sunday Gravy, Yelp Reviews, And Food Trends At The Speed of Internet

Tom Colicchio has been a head judge on <i>Top Chef</i> for 11 years now, delivering some of our favorite, most devastatingly bitchy food disses along the way. Choice words like “did Snooki serve this?” and “I love chamomile, but I couldn’t taste it.”<p>Of course, the reason the show works, and the reason …

Restaurants

‘Goon: Last Of The Enforcers’ Is An Obnoxious Sequel To A Cult Favorite

<i><br>Goon</i>, based on the autobiography of minor league hockey enforcer Doug Smith, trickled into a handful of theaters in 2011 and eventually became a quiet hit, if not at the box office ($6.4 million worldwide on a $12 million budget) then certainly with viewers and critics. Seann William Scott, up …

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This Week In Posters: ‘Mother!,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’ And Shia LaBeouf As John McEnroe

This week in This Week In Posters, we begin with this poster for <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, which seems to have a hot side and a cold side. It’s the McDLT of posters! Remember that? It stood for “McDonald’s Lettuce and Tomato,” and it had two compartments, for keeping the cold lettuce and tomato from …

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The Spectacle: Nicolas Cage Used Self-Awareness To His Advantage In ‘Bad Lieutenant’ And ‘Kick-Ass’

<i>All this week</i>, Uproxx <i>will be paying tribute to the many facets of Nicolas Cage, from his big-screen triumphs to the legends that have come to surround him and the cult following both have helped create. Next: a consideration of those performances when Cage used his eccentric reputation to his</i> …

Comics

Arnold Schwarzenegger Shows Off His Comedic Chops As The World’s Greatest Hitman In ‘Killing Gunther’

Hitmen are so in right now.<p><i>John Wick: Chapter 2</i> is one of the most enjoyable movies released in 2017; <i>The Hitman’s Bodyguard</i> has been number one at the box office for two weeks; and now here’s Taran Killam’s directorial debut, <i>Killing Gunther</i>. The action-comedy stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the …

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Will Labor Day Weekend Be The Worst At The Box Office Since 2001?

This last weekend was an historically bad weekend at the box office, racking up a measly $65 million (compare that to the estimated $400 million brought in by Mayweather vs McGregor boxing match on PPV). Some outlets are reporting that it was the worst weekend at the box office since 2001, which is …

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