Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.
Entertainment Weekly walks us through an unforgettable night at the Golden Globe Awards, from Seth Myers’ opening monologue to Oprah’s rousing speech . (Entertainment Weekly)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the Globes’ biggest winner with four awards including Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Picture. Click here to see the full list of winners and nominees. (Golden Globes)
To say people are excited to see Black Panther is an understatement. Just 24 hours after advance ticket sales opened, the Ryan Coogler film outsold all previous Marvel Cinematic Universe advance ticket sales. (/Film)
The BAFTA Awards nominees were released yesterday. The Shape of Water leads all films with 12 nominations, most notably Best Film, Best Director (Guillermo Del Toro) and Best Actress (Sally Hawkins). The winners will be announced February 18 (BAFTA).
Shortly after Ron Howard cautioned fans to “hang in there” for new Solo: A Star Wars Story footage, rumors are swirling about the release of a first trailer this Friday, January 12, on Good Morning America. The film has experienced production trouble recently, with Howard stepping in for re-shoots “which are rumored to have encompassed eighty per cent of the movie” according to Express. (Express)
Former Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow had a story pitch that brought Daisy Ridley to tears according to Bobby Moynihan. The former Saturday Night Live cast member saw this reaction in a private conversation between himself, Ridley and Trevorrow at a SNL after-party. (ScreenRant)
CinemaBlend reached out to Ridley Scott to talk about the fate of his beloved franchise, Alien, following Disney’s landmark purchase of 21st Century Fox. While Scott is unsure of his future with Disney, he’s hopeful that they will keep Alien alive. “When people have a hard and fast franchise which has ongoing interest,” said Scott, “it’s crazy not to do something with it.” (CinemaBlend)
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Thor star Chris Hemsworth mentioned that both Russell Crowe and Dakota Johnson have been cast with him and Jeff Bridges in Bad Times at the El Royale, a “60’s noir thriller” in which strangers cross paths at a Lake Tahoe hotel. To be directed by Cabin in the Woods’ Drew Goddard, the film is projected to hit theaters October 5, 2018. (CinemaBlend)
An alternate ending to last year’s horror hit It teases the return of Pennywise. The ending sets an ominous tone for Pennywise’s return in It: Chapter 2, slated for a September 6, 2019 release. (MovieWeb)
Click below to watch new trailers released this week.
- Winchester (Release Date: February 2, 2018)
- The Female Brain (February 9, 2018)
- Black Panther (February 16, 2018)
- Red Sparrow (March 2, 2018)
- Death Wish (March 2, 2018)
- Blockers (April 6, 2018)
- Truth or Dare (April 27, 2018)
- Slender Man (May 18, 2018)
- Teen Titans GO! To the Movies (July 27, 2018)
- Paddington 2: Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
- The Commuter: A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.
- Proud Mary: Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary’s life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry.
- Condorito: The Movie: Condorito embarks in a hilarious adventure to save the planet and his loved ones from an evil alien.