Watch Tom Hardy’s Bonkers Transformation Into ‘Venom’ — Finally

So that’s what Venom is going to look like. Wow! Tom Hardy premiered a new trailer for his starring vehicle “Venom” Monday ― and it shows his full transformation into the Marvel Comics character. A previous trailer focused on Hardy’s human alter ego, reporter Eddie Brock, but avoided showing the alien symbiote he would become. That annoyed some fans. “See, we didn’t forget to put Venom in the movie,” Sony Motion Pictures chairman Tom Rothman cracked to a CinemaCon crowd in Las Vegas, where the trailer was unreeled, according to…

‘The Exorcist’ Director Films ‘Terrifying’ Real-Life Exorcism For His Newest Movie

The filmmaker behind one of the best-known depictions of an exorcism in pop culture is now turning his camera on the real thing.  William Friedkin, director of the 1973 horror classic “The Exorcist,” has created a documentary on one such ritual performed by Italian priest and exorcist Gabriele Amorth. “The Devil and Father Amorth” focuses on the 2016 exorcism of a middle-aged woman who believed she was possessed by the devil. “I was scared, seriously scared. I was two feet away from them … And it was terrifying,” Friedkin told NPR of watching the…

‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Top Spot At The Box Office

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “A Quiet Place” had another noisy weekend at the domestic box office, reclaiming the No. 1 slot in its third frame. John Krasinski’s thriller co-starring Emily Blunt continued on its stellar run, earning $22 million from 3,808 locations. “A Quiet Place” had another impressive holdover, declining only 34 percent to bring its domestic tally to $132 million. That was enough to top Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” and Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty.” Bumped down to No. 2, Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” collected $21 million in 4,115 theaters in…

Netflix Sought To Purchase A Chain Of Movie Theaters

Streaming service Netflix has been looking to buy its own series of movie theaters, according to The Los Angeles Times. The newspaper, citing sources familiar with the matter, reported that the company attempted to reach a deal with L.A.-based Landmark theaters, but negotiations went south because Netflix believed the asking price was too high. Why the streaming giant would need to buy theaters may have something to do with its strained relationship with the Cannes Film Festival.  Netflix, still looking to be seen as a legitimate filmmaking entity, pulled out…

What To Watch On Hulu That’s New This Week

Streamline recommends “Loving Vincent” as the movie you should watch on Hulu this week. The platform added the movie on April 19. There aren’t any notable new shows. “Loving Vincent” originally premiered in 2017 and ultimately earned an Academy Award nomination for the Best Animated Feature category. It lost to “Coco,” because of course it did; “Coco” wasn’t losing to anything. The movie is a biographical look into the life of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. The extremely notable element is that this is the first fully painted animated feature…

Michelle Williams Gives The Kookiest Performance Of Her Career In ‘I Feel Pretty’

At one point in “I Feel Pretty,” after the newly emboldened protagonist, Renee Bennett (Amy Schumer), has landed her dream job as a receptionist at a haughty cosmetics company, she is in the cafeteria when the couture-clad CEO, Avery LeClair (Michelle Williams), spots her. Bosses at bustling beauty enterprises are, the average story goes, bloodthirsty. Avery, on other hand, is thirsty for an understanding of how normal people ― ones whose grandmothers aren’t the namesake of an imperious brand ― live their lives. Naturally, that’s something of a struggle for someone…

Film Fest Moderator Booed For Asking Michelle Pfeiffer About Her Weight

Some members of the audience at a “Scarface” reunion in New York Thursday were angered by a question about Michelle Pfeiffer’s weight. Saying he was a parent concerned about body image, Tribeca Film Festival moderator Jesse Kornbluth asked Pfeiffer how much she weighed in the violent cult classic, according to multiple outlets. One audience member shouted, “Why do you want to know?!” Another yelled, “Seriously?” and audible boos followed. Kornbluth tried to regain his footing by saying, “This is not the question you think it is.” Pfeiffer, who portrayed the wife…

These Old Marijuana Movie Posters May Scare You Into Smoking Pot

Marijuana films have come a long way, baby. These days, filmmakers like Judd Apatow put lots of positive pot references in movies ― a big change from the early days of Hollywood. Back then, Mary Jane was as much of a movie villain as Frankenstein, the Wolf Man or Dracula, thanks to films like “Reefer Madness.” The classically awful 1936 “educational” film about marijuana addiction was just one of many flicks that suggested people who succumb to the dreaded wacky tobacky become criminally insane, promiscuous and prone to dancing the Charleston. “Reefer…

The Final ‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer Is Here To Help Meet Your Wisecrack Quota

Each trailer for “Deadpool 2” is equal parts joy and despair. Joy that we’re getting more clips of the “Merc with a Mouth” and despair that we still have to wait a month to see the movie. We’re almost there though, and this final trailer released Thursday by 20th Century Fox should hopefully tide you over until “Deadpool 2” hits theaters on May 19. In this clip, we’re officially introduced to the members of the new X-Force team, and we get to see more violent ― and yet hilarious ―…

Here’s The First Look At ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ And It’s Pure Gold

Dear cast of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Shut up and take our money.  The teaser for the upcoming film, which is set to premiere in August, came out Thursday, and it’s practically dripping with glamor.  From extravagant mansions to chic costumes, the teaser definitely embodies the spirit of luxury described in the Kevin Kwan book that the film is based on. Plus, Constance Wu, who plays main character Rachel Chu, and Henry Golding, who plays her boyfriend, Nick Young, look completely fab.  The upcoming film centers on Chu, a Chinese-American economics professor who takes…