‘Black Panther’ beats ‘The Avengers’ at the box office, another major feat for Marvel’s latest

April 1, 2018

Image: marvel studios We knew it was going to happen, and now it has: This weekend, Black Panther will cement its place as the top-earning superhero movie of all time at the U.S. box office. The current Friday-Sunday estimate of $16.6 million for Black Panther will bring its cumulative domestic total up to $630.9 million (h/t Deadline). That gives it a small-yet-not-insignificant lead over The Avengers, which ended its May-September,…

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First look at ‘The Ranger’ brings ’80s-style horror to a national park

April 1, 2018

The Ranger teaser trailer is here with an important PSA: National Parks aren’t always relaxing. The horror film about a group of teens terrorized in Blackwood Point National Park was an official selection for the SXSW 2018 Film Festival. It’s set to premiere on Monday, but a teaser trailer is here to plant some early fears in your mind.  SEE ALSO: John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ is brutally effective white-knuckle…

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Weinstein Co. Burns Funds From Baupost to Highbridge

April 1, 2018

It seemed like a good idea at the time — buy an equity stake in an upstart film company founded by two gutsy New Yorkers with a knack for making money at the box office. That was in 2005 when Goldman Sachs & Co. was raising money to help producers Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Robert, open a new movie studio. This week, as Weinstein Co. filed for

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The Most Common Science Mistakes You’ll See In The Movies

April 1, 2018

Hollywood can sometimes have a strange view of science. Most of the time, science is too fast, too slow, too unsexy, or too complicated to be shown in its entirety. Equally, as works of fiction, movies are undoubtedly allowed a bit of fantastical “creative license“ when it comes to depicting science on the big screen in order to make things a little more interesting. That said, there are many tropes…

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Genius Instagram account merges ‘Call Me By Your Name’ scenes with Monet paintings

April 1, 2018

Call Me By Your Name is a work of art, and don’t you dare contest this completely objective and unbiased statement.  SEE ALSO: How come nobody’s talking about the poop scene that got cut from ‘Call Me By Your Name’?! But, just when you thought that perfection couldn’t really be topped, this Instagram account came along to prove us all wrong. Call Me By Monet is rather ingeniously merging scenes…

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These icons of girlhood culture deserve adaptations like ‘Ready Player One’

April 1, 2018

Let’s not beat around the bush: Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is a circle jerk of male geek culture sustained over a grueling 400 pages. On March 26, we’ll see the release of the mega-budget blockbuster adaptation of this fanboy-favorite, courtesy of cinema’s own champion of male geek culture, Steven Spielberg. There’s nothing wrong with that — and early reviews have even been more positive than expected!  But that doesn’t…

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Google’s new YouTube Stories feature lets you swap out your background (no green screen required)

April 1, 2018

 Google researchers know how much people like to trick others into thinking they’re on the moon, or that it’s night instead of day, and other fun shenanigans only possible if you happen to be in a movie studio in front of a green screen. So they did what any good 2018 coder would do: build a neural network that lets you do it. Read More More From this publisher :…

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8 of the best (and worst) pop star cameos

March 31, 2018

Report End of Twitter post by @TheTonyHadley Hadley is far from the first pop star to make a cameo appearance in a TV show. Image copyright HBO/Shutterstock Image caption “If nothing else, it was better than Galway Girl” It’s quite nice when you’re riding a horse through the woods and stumble upon Ed Sheeran singing a song to a group of soldiers by a campfire. Although when Arya Stark did…

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She’s Going To Be The Girl You Wish You Married

March 31, 2018

www.quotecatalog.com She’s not going to be the girl you marry, she’s going to be the girl you wish you married but didn’t, because by the time you realize her worth, by the time you realize the love she had for you was unconditional and infinite, by the time you realize you really couldn’t replace her, she would have let go of you and moved on to someone who already knew she was all they…

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Church Isnt for You

March 31, 2018

ShareTweet It’s Sunday morning: what’s your practice of worship? Is it attending your traditional church service, including an organ and old hymnal booklet? Is it your coffee in hand, rocking out to today’s hottest Christian songs, with fog machines and the works? Both of these options are to be celebrated because we are continuing to practice our faith and dive deeper in relationship with Christ and His Word. More often than not,…

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Marvel is ‘absolutely’ making a sequel to ‘Black Panther.’ Obviously.

March 31, 2018

In today’s least surprising news, Marvel is going to make a sequel to Black Panther. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, revealed that there will be another Black Panther movie following the critical and commercial success of the first film, Entertainment Weekly reported Friday.  SEE ALSO: ‘Black Panther’ was packed with amazing tech. Here’s how the real world compares to Wakanda. Upon being asked about a second Black Panther movie,…

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Black Panther Tops New Jennifer Lawrence, Bruce Willis Films

March 31, 2018

“Black Panther” is keeping its grip on the top spot at the box office for the third-straight week, beating new movies featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Bruce Willis. The Marvel superhero film from Walt Disney Co., which has been breaking sales records, collected $65.7 million at cinemas in the U.S. and Canada, ComScore Inc. estimated Sunday in an email. It was the third-best third weekend for any movie ever. JLaw’s “Red…

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Weinstein Buyers Pull Out of Purchase After Looking at Books

March 31, 2018

Maria Contreras-Sweet said her group is pulling out of its deal to buy the troubled Weinstein Co. film and TV studio after an examination of its finances raised doubts about the company’s viability. The deal fell apart after Contreras-Sweet’s group learned Weinstein’s liabilities were higher than the $225 million previously thought, people with knowledge of the matter said. Contreras-Sweet said in a statement Tuesday she would consider acquiring Weinstein assets…

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Zayn and Gigi Hadid have broken up and the future is bleak

March 31, 2018

Grab a box of tissues because the poster kids for young love have officially called it quits.  Former One Direction-er Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid have split up according to statements released by the former couple on social media in response to rumors that have been circulating thanks to Zayn’s thirsty Instagram pics and some vague captions about lemons.   SEE ALSO: Amy Schumer gave a brutally funny note…

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Film posters recreated with black leads

March 31, 2018

They were found online by the Special Patrol Group, who put full-sized versions in advertising spaces at bus stops in the capital. “The first I knew was when I saw a poster of myself at the bus stop,” said Mr Tekle. “It was quite overwhelming actually to see how our project can reach a wider audience.” Report End of Twitter post by @SpecialPatrols Skip Twitter post by @livcornibert can’t believe…

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Why does the gun control issue feel different after Parkland? Just look at Taylor Swift.

March 31, 2018

As far as political statements go, Taylor Swift’s March for Our Lives words weren’t anything terribly dramatic. SEE ALSO: Taylor Swift finally takes a stand and donates to March for our Lives The singer started her Instagram post with the common-sense statement that “No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence,” and ended with an announcement that she’s made a donation in support of the…

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