Movie News #59 - Batgirl, Joker 2, Kevin Spacey, Prey, Bullet Train, Road House, Heat 2 and more!
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movie friends welcome back to the show hope you watched it great week so far the industry has been very busy lots of new stories trailers big announcements so lots to talk about industry
news this week let's start with the box office we had a very good run at the box office the
train opened its first weekend with 30 million domestic on 60 million global is a pretty good opening weekend for the
movie it's got a budget of 90 million plus marketing so they want to make at least 350 million for their full run so we'll see.
movie has legs, maybe word of mouth will run. I liked it. We had a lot of fun. Uh Super Pets. It's in second place this weekend with 10 million. Uh nope. It's in third place with eight million dollars. It has 97 million in total for its run wh It's very good, I hope it can continue to make
more money because they had a budget of 67 million dollars for that. They want to make a little
more profit for this for the studio. Thor Love and Thunder is thundering with uh seven million for it's fifth weekend and now it has 700 million total huh internationally now it's officially a profitable
movie yeah yeah definitely that's what 700 million was what Marvel wanted huh the next we have minions is in fifth place with 6.5 million the gentle minions are still showing up and top gun for the first time since it was released is out of the top five at the box office with a six million dollar run for this weekend is pretty awesome that after all this time almost two months he's finally out of the top five very awesome easter sunday is this week's new release plus the
train made five million dollars in his career and then the bodies of the body of the body of a24 they started a limited run with uh 200 000 gross uh keep in mind it's a very small amount of screens it averages a third to 32,000 per screen average, which is very good for a newly released indie film, they're opening it in
heaters next week and the week after, so if it's not showing anywhere near just wait a couple weeks and it'll probably be close by and then for new streaming releases we have 13 Lives the new Ron Howard
movie which is on Amazon Prime and then pray whats the new predator origin story on Hulu prequel origins.
I think the top
news of the week so far is that Nicole Kidman will continue to be the face of AMC t
heaters for another year. I know I mean it's a perfect commercial. This is iconic. I'm lovin 'it. Everyone starts screaming before the
movie starts because Nicole, our girl, appears on the screen and has become a cultural phenomenon. I think they understand that she makes
movies. at amc and at every screening for a big t
heater there are people who have just been here there is no way they expected this no way they thought it would happen so it's a funny little cultural phenomenon that happened and it's things like that really makes it go to t
heaters be fun where you can enjoy a culture move like that with people we all know about the
batgirl and dc cancellations we did a little reaction video friday about us going to see it we talked about the warren brothers discovery at dc shake and speaking of warner brothers no longer moving to hbo max their
movies after 45 days in t
heaters which i think is the right move as if something we have learned in the last year and a half is that
movies do the most money at the box office and now under the new shift of david zazlov taking over the warner brothers find out he refuses to allow
movies to go to streaming 45 days after being in t
heaters because the whole point of putting a
movie in t
heaters is to make money and they are loot they lost a lot a lot of these studios are losing a lot of money paramount is doing the same thing they also report a loss of 1.8 billion in their
movies so i think they and even though that's with top gun making almost as much money yeah they understand box office is king im so happy man i knew that man i knew streaming wasn't going to run for money, I knew I'm so happy. this is happening because the
movies that come out and streaming is amazing but then there are
movies that need to be seen in t
heaters and last year proved that it's not only
more profitable for a studio that's pouring a ton of money into a
movie for getting the most for your money in t
heaters, but also because there have been some really great event
movies in the past year, not top gun, among a few others that if you watched at home they wouldn't have the same appeal. same uh power and response and we watched pray last night ht and i was great but i would like to see it on a big screen so i really think this is amazing
news that studios tested streaming huh and there is definitely a market for streaming only 100 percent but I think maybe the times are turning favorable for you to experience the
movies in a big t
heater with a packed audience on a giant screen and we understand that people you know don't want going to t
heaters they may not feel comfortable, they may never be. comfortable going out in public again big events like this will still make it to b
roadcast it's just going to take a little bit longer so you just have to say yeah I mean the traditional it's always been about three months after release a
movie starts airing so we'll probably get back to that next some amazing power rings
news regarding peter jackson i always knew he had very little involvement in the project but a recent story popped up and revealed no one even reached out thanks for your input or advice in terms of crafting this new series, um, they didn't send out a lot of the scripts, they never had a conversation with him, which I thought was very strange because well, they actually said they were going. to send you a script yeah yeah yeah I did it's weird because he really created what we call the best trilogy of all time and one of the best book adaptations ever and it had a huge impact on the culture and he doesn't even get it, I mean like why wouldn't you want to communicate with him?
I think it's a bit strange. He did six
movies about Tolkien, yes. Stories. I guess I understand Amazon's perspective. story new characters we don't mean mostly new characters we don't want the old interpretation i don't mean this is like a rewrite of tolkien or the original peter jackson
movies but it seems like it's just something brand new and they just want to start over with a clean slate , i guess so i guess next,
joker two the orcs look like the old ones yeah yeah
joker 2 has posted its official release date 24th oct 2024 is when you can watch this
movie so It's going to be a Halloween
movie which I think is a lot of fun and they also released the first teaser for the
movie, it's just a teaser for the title card, but it fully confirms that both Joaquin and Lady Gaga are going to star in this.
movie uh rumors say the whole
movie will take place in arkham asylum they will both be patients there we all know it will be a musical i think this is turning out to be a very intriguing and refreshing project yes i am very excited to do it. check it out it was a nice silhouette not much of a teaser let's get y'all excited the game is on release date yeah and also interesting to see Lady Gaga's costume they probably aren't filming right now , but they could be. doing camera tests many times before a big
movie starts production, they'll do camera tests for costume lighting and makeup, and this is a process that goes on before they start shooting on every major
movie, so probably they already have the wardrobe so it's probably a silhouette of one of Lady Gaga's costumes for the
movie and we can assume that both Joaquin and Gaga are scheduled to film for next year so they have to wait a while for their schedules to they open up
movie i mean they're going to shoot like this month we'll probably shoot like the end of next year or something uh
spacey has to pay 31 million dollars in damages for sexual misconduct on the set of the netflix political drama and hit the
house of cards
spacey's payment will go to the producer of the mrc show which is crazy media rights capital this guy has been in so much legal trouble for his super creepy horrible behavior and wow 31 million dollars that it's a lot of money i wonder if that's all he has left it might be all he has left some kind of income but that's a big sum of money to pay and i think that's good i think it's fair because they lost a lot because of his public life and all that, so it really ruined the show and he probably lost a lot of value because of him, well, because they only had one
more season and then it was over, it was like the best show on tv when he was in his prime and you know they were probably hoping to go for several
more seasons and he had a lot of plans for the show and he was Netflix's top prop property for original content 100 going on uh conor mcgregor conor mcgregor will be making his acting debut in the major remake of jake gyllenhaal's
house origins the classic swayze 80s
movie for prime video. directed by doug whoa doug lyman is doing this which made obviously a born kid identify edge of tomorrow and mr mrs smith so i'm sure he must have a great shot must be a really good script to have him direct because obviously jake is great but i mean conor mcgregor is a lead actor in a
movie i'm not sure about that but i mean the guy who doesn't say lead actor who says gyllenhaal led he's just making his acting debut, I mean, not like them.
So yeah, he probably has a pretty decent role that he could have, I mean, it's about a goalie and a bomb could be somebody that he has to shoot. I bet he's a balancer too. another bouncer is like oh he cut the club i think this is awesome that doug lyman is doing it i didn't realize he was um ripping him off because i thought he was like uh i mean okay jake jake gyllenhaal redoing
house that sounds cool but it hurts It's nice to have Doug Lyman. He can do whatever he wants in terms of directing at the moment, so it's an interesting project to have him on board, so I'm very excited about the project right now. is underway right now and even though the series has just finished its fourth season, they are preparing for the final season, a lot of slow motion steps are already prepared for vekna. literally this will probably come out this season will probably come out in three years maybe probably 2024 yeah maybe 2024 and they're already writing so it takes a long time to even produce this kind of series so good luck on that team. for sure will will get a beefed up reel for season five yeah final season the show um so apparently it's gonna have a sequel slash prequel michael mann the iconic director says he too is coming to t
heaters in August.
I think next year he's saying and they'll both be in a retirement home they'll both, you know, oh yeah I'm sure if it's a prequel sequel I'm sure he'll be in it I probably mean Will Valkyr. be in it and if it's a prequel, will it be like the origins? I'm curious uh michael mans amazing director he made some of the best crime
movies of all time and some of the most underrated so i'm super excited about this
news because we love
heat im going home to sleep for a month i'm curious to see what's up with that i don't know how it's crazy i feel about it it's crazy how much work pacino still has yeah he still does great being 107 i don't know how he has so much energy it's crazy and the irish was like oh my gosh he had so much energy he managed to look at the guy just like he has loved him he loves danielle to death but sometimes you can. say it he said when he's kicking the guy oh man you know even though he's got the young man i mean the uh cgi don e him to death you could tell he's definitely an old man in great shape for whatever 75 80 years old but the pacino man has a legendary energy it's amazing huh next there's a new jeff nichols
movie being written produced huh starring tom hardy austin butler and jody corner so tom hardy and then two of the greatest actors working on this Moment This is a biker gang
movie that tells the original story of a 1960s Midwestern motorcycle club as it evolves over the course of a decade from a community of four outsiders into a much larger gang.creepy this sounds great jeff nichols is one of the most underrated american filmmakers working today its fantastic and just to have this cast tom hardy is the leader of a biker gang yeah take my money just take my money right now guys , i love him he has done some great
movies like mud is phenomenal midnight special for shelter so we are big fans of his work and if you haven't seen his filmography or some of those
movies highly recommend technology also i think the
movie is called love what's it called love love is that what you call love love love yes it's a great
movie next some controversial
news james franco has been cast as fidel castro in a
movie to be directed by uh or produced by john martinez and who is the director of this
movie wait for james frank but the controversy is because it looks like a latino production is eh based on who is involved because james frankly what i found online has apparently been forgiven by hollywood now and he also has portuguese jewish and swedish ancestry but a lot of people are upset that he is not of cuban descent or uh uh identifies as a latin american hispanic so the thing is uh , I would not do it.
I'm not saying this is hollywood's indulgent james franco it looks like it's alina from cuba sorry yeah it looks like it's an independent production maybe they don't have a distributor yet and it looks like it's also an Inter a Forum production in Latin America, so it's not like Warner Brothers is like James Franco, you want to start a
movie, so I wouldn't say it's quite Hollywood, forgive yourself, it could be this independent production of producers and filmmakers. him in the role and it's probably not like a hollywood
movie you know what i mean miguel bardem he's the spanish director he's making the
movie ok so yeah it's a latino production um and i also want to say i guess they want franco name recognition but i mean and of course according to lead producer john martinez ophelin he said james franco had the closest facial appearance of all the ranks of actors with latino roots in hollywood i guess so i mean he is similar he looks like him yeah but me does that mean i should be able to play him?
I don't know, that's not for us to say. I don't think so. it's his ancestry and they're comfortable with it, so I mean
more power to them. I mean andy garcia has been playing italians for 20 years right well i mean miguel bardem is spanish so its a cuban
movie or about a cuban country so i dont know oh ok that is what you mean yeah uh it's pretty delicate moving on too i don't think anybody's going to touch that thing the sandman i bet the t
heaters ain't even played in america yeah i'm curious about Frank serious, I bet he'll just do it. get uh run internationally not sure we have distribution here uh the sandman debuted on netflix is getting great reviews this has been a long uh wishing it was an adapted project you know joseph gordon-levitt was attached to it for years back in like teens mid 2000's and it seemed like a project that was impossible to do but apparently the reviews are very good we haven't reviewed it yet but I want to make sure I love comic book
movies and this one is interesting.
Up next we have an update on the alien TV series which the producers say is going to follow the tone of the first two
movies in the franchise, now the series is directed by Noah Holly who produced Fargo says it takes place on Earth in the near future and earth gravity from producer writer as well. promises the series will deliver its own original twist with the show veering away from the franchise's previously established weyland-yutani corporation and instead focusing on a shady new venture for the company a shady new venture for the franchise amazon just kidding it's a Disney production I wouldn't be surprised but it called Amazon, but the filmmakers promised it will be a return to form of the franchise's original roots.
I hope we love Alien. He did a great job with Fargo. it's very good seth rogen's teenage mutant ninja turtles
movie reveals the title will be called teenage mutant ninja turtles mutant mayhem rogan said in an interview with collider that he wanted to use the iteration of the turtles to focus on the teenage part of the teenage mutant ninja turtles showing how michelangelo donatello raphael and leonardo come into their own so wait it's the origin of teenage mutant ninja turtles we already have that man how they were when they were teenagers we have we got it okay they are teenagers and they are teenagers in the first one i just want cowabunga at pizza time i just hope seth rogen doesn't play skaar that's pretty cool just kidding i love i love seth he looks iconic dress huh jeanette mccarty says nickelodeon offered her three hundred thousand dollars to shut up and hush up money to keep quiet about the abuse, she was obviously on icarly as one of the co-stars of that show for years and she has a new memoir that is coming out and it details a lot of the abuse that she suffered when she was a child star in the company, many alleged sexual abuse that sounds horrible and very uncomfortable dangerous situations for a minor to be with these adults, it's crazy that Nickelodeon tried to run away from her, it's very good for her to recover his power though it's great to be here yeah i hope your book sells well next there is a bob marley biopic in pre-production this
movie will be written and directed by ronaldo marcus Green and will star Kingsley Benadir as Bob Marley and then Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita Marley.
A very interesting project. I think it's going to be great. Sylvester Stallone is mad at Drago Spin Drogo. Drago is getting his own
movie or is it a series I don't even know I think it's a secret series so you know they're turning every antagonist into a lead that's like the new trend in Hollywood right now um kinda silly. I guess but it is what it is and Sylvester Stallone is very upset to say they are squeezing as much as they can out of their characters but I mean it's also kind of ironic because he did two Rocky
movies and I mean he did six rocky
movies. six rocky
movies and two creed
movies so i mean it's been milking it for years milked a try i love foxy but i mean hey man you did the same thing yeah he looked to try dope what was the problem you got everything you cut out of rocky i told you i told you not to drug next john wu has a new
movie in pre production called the killer which is a remake for streaming platform peacock omar sai set his own
movie oh every
movie you are right and omar sai is ready to lead the production as a lead actor it will be interesting to see a filmmaker remake his own project and michael henike did that with fun games he did a great job with that as well yeah so maybe it's a series I think that would be cool too I got
more action than my man John Woo and got crazy hits like I was Rod Karoo. one of the greatest action directors to come out of there better be a few doves than that 20th century so yeah we want to see some dubs you know you'll be very excited to see that for sure Sharon's banshees I'm sure that I'm pronouncing it right, sorry Irish friends. and these two are coming together after so many years of making in Bruges which is such an iconic blues
movie, they have amazing chemistry and this
movie looks so fun and dark and interesting.
It's about these two characters that Brendan Gleason doesn't want to talk to. colin farrell's character is already avoiding him and if callum farrow's character talks to him every time he does he's going to cut off his finger is from is huh martin mcdonald did it he is he did in bruce huh three billboards outside ebbing missouri and uh seven psychopaths so he's an amazing writer and director i love his dialogue and farrell and gleason are an amazing couple the chemistry they had in witches was great so i'm in the trailer You have not seen him. The trailer looks amazing at first.
I thought what is this
movie, yeah I guess I had no idea about it and then they released the trailer yesterday. It's fantastic. the new
joker barry keaton barry q and the upcoming super troopers 3 are in development so fans of the Broken lizard
movies stay tuned because they may be starting production on the third
movie in the franchise what was the horror
movie what did you do? guys remember that yeah um broken lizard horror
movie that was super fun it was like on a beach i think the dread club dress reminds of that yeah that
movie was ridiculous like jimmy buffett wasn't interesting it's like a slasher
movie on an island yes it was like his own version of himself i know what you did last summer it's so dumb charlie cox is ready for daredevil's return in the new she- tv series hulk an image was released and he can't even have a
road show they'r all because they're all to show the introduction of new characters that's the whole point of them um and I like the new designs you have this one as a cool yellow mascara that goes so well with the red, yeah i'm not sure i'm not. familiar with the comics but i think he has a yellow suit in some of the comics yeah he has all kinds of different suit designs in the comics but this one looks really cool yeah it's like crimson and gold very cool very cool next up uh santa claus is getting a tv show and its in pre-production right now tim allen is reprising his role as the best santa who is amazing in
movies will be a disney plus series um laura san gia as he has been chosen as the christmas witch So we are going to have Santa Claus facing a witch as an antagonist.
Looks like lots of fun. I think Tim Allen played the best Santa Claus in
movie history. they said their studio are making a san ta claus
movie with um david puerto puerto and its supposed to be like a hard action santa claus
movie yeah it sounds fun a camera its like theres a pun on santa claus can you remember the name hon david port santa claus
movie let's google this real quick because it sounds awesome what was it was a pun something something something i can't uh it's santa's revenge it's a violent night violent night i love a revenge
movie love i cant wait to see this its going to be amazing i bet someone kills all his elves and his wife so he gets revenge for a murder john wick with santa claus and the latest
news what should be his weapon , I think it should be an axe, an axe, yeah that would be cool, yeah that would be cool.
I feel like shooting weapons would be pointless, but he has an ax like shotgun or crossbow. The latest HBO show has set photos that reveal accurate scenes from the game. show emerged with a stunning resemblance to a scene from the original game and a lot of people are very excited about this show, I hope they adapt it very well because video games just can't do it in Hollywood, it's been very difficult and the new resident evil show is it's putting out horrible reviews and i've seen a couple of clips it's bad it's like it's not that hard i don't think it's just the whole game but i think this has the most potential to be a really solid game adaptation yeah it's a beloved franchise from video games and who I've talked to who love this, who love the games, are very excited about the show, we never played the games, but I've heard, I know they have rich storytelling and they're very cinematic and apparently the casting is really cool with pedro pascal as the lead so im looking forward to hbo i think they have their fingers crossed this is their next big thing so maybe we'll see Well, the
news of the
movie number 59 for episodes this coming week we have reactions and analysis of phase five of Marvel with our friend Amanda Castrolo tomorrow Monday and then Thursday we have what we have on Thursday waiting
house no no that no it's
train with another fun podcast podcast the popcorn podcast discussing the
train in our review because we enjoyed that
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