May 032018

Infinity War was amazing … absolutely amazing! Thanos is without a doubt the best MCE villain. He isn’t simply a bad guy. He’s a bad guy with good intentions and a moral compass. I can’t remember the last time I watched a movie where I actually understood and sympathized with why the bad guy was doing what he was doing. (And, no, Killmonger does not qualify for that. He was nothing more than an angry outcast. The only reason why so many people said that he was the best villain at the time was because that was a very, very low bar to jump over.) I will say that one of the rumors about a particular character is true … and I called it.

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Infinity War sets a new record with over $640M in its opening weekend
Infinity War sets a number of records on its opening weekend
Deadpool 2 tracking for $150M North American debut
Russo Brothers say that Avengers 4 title should scare fans
The new Guardians ship is named after rock legend Pat Benatar
Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween will be released on Oct. 12, 2018
– CinemaCon – Extended footage shows when Han met Lando in Solo
– CinemaCon – Disney teases Lion King, Dumbo, and Aladdin
– CinemaCon – MPAA chief acts like piracy is a threat as he announces $40.6B box office
– CinemaCon – NATO Chief John Fithian says the movie biz doesn’t need to be saved
– CinemaCon – Warner Bros. shows Aquaman footage
– CinemaCon – Jamie Lee Curtis shows the first trailer for Halloween
– CinemaCon – Universal shows trailer for Neil Armstrong picture First Man
– CinemaCon – J.J. Abrams shows Overlord and says that theatrical Cloverfield sequel is in the works
– CinemaCon – Fox releases synopsis for The Predator
– CinemaCon – Paramount announces that two Star Trek movies are in the works
– CinemaCon – Fox announces interactive movie CtrlMovie
– CinemaCon – For some reason, NATO is concerned about MoviePass and competitors
– Cinemacon – Paramount starts on A Quiet Place sequel
– CinemaCon – Jumanji sequel will be released in December 2019
MoviePass can bring marginalized groups to theaters
MoviePass subscribers see movies more often, go mid-week, and go alone
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark coming to theaters
Star Trek 4 director S.J. Clarkson is the first woman to direct a Trek movie
Annabelle: Creation sequel is in the works
Aardman announces a Chicken Run sequel
– Trailer: Ant-Man and the Wasp
Laika’s fifth film to star Jackman, Saldana, and Galifianakis
Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson to star in Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit
– Trailer: Smallfoot
Cinderella Blu-ray ruins detailed work of original animators
– Trailer: Venom
Happy Death Day gets a sequel
– Trailer: Teen Titans GO! to the Movies
The Angry Birds Movie 2 brings in new voices
Gary Whitta wants to reboot The Last Starfighter
David Leitch will direct Ubisoft’s The Division
– Trailer: Terminal
MoviePass buys Moviefone (yes, Moviefone still exists…)
Australian theater plays horror trailer before Peter Rabbit (whoops…)