When the wealthy patriarch of an eccentric family dies during his birthday party, Southern fried detective Benoit Blanc arrives to determine if there was foul play and, if so, who is responsible in Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out.
James Gunn is writing and possibly directing Suicide Squad 2, the first look at The CW’s Batwoman, True Detective Season 3 gets a release date, Universal Soldier getting rebooted, Iron Fist gets canceled and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon co-star in a new adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic Fahrenheit 451 for HBO, where Michael B. Jordan is a rookie “fireman” who burns books with his team as all books have been made illegal by the government.
Based on the declassified true mission of ODA 595, the first Special Forces unit sent into Afghanistan following 9/11, 12 Strong is a solid but unremarkable entry in the modern war genre.
Chris Hemsworth and Gerard Butler have dueling action movies out this weekend while Forever My Girl tries to counter-program with Nicholas Sparksesque romance but they are all rotten according to critics.
Defying all conventional logic and reasoning, an insanely talented cast including Michael Shannon, Ian McShane, Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman were all somehow convinced to appear in what looks like a strange/terrible Hallmark/Freeform Christmas movie that includes, among other things, Michael Shannon being mistaken for Bigfoot.
Based on true, declassified events, 12 Strong follows the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11, whose mission is to gain the trust of the Northern Alliance fighters to gain their support against the Taliban.
Guillermo Del Toro is back with a gothic, sci-fi, romance The Shape of Water, which stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaner at a secret government facility where she discovers and bonds with a humanoid aquatic creature, played by Doug Jones.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe pitch the next Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg movie, recap the big news out of Star Wars Celebration, the insanity of Fate of the Furious, the return of MST3K, Carmen Sandiego, Cloak & Dagger and much more.
Captain Planet is finally arriving digitally, another Spider-Man spin-off movie announced, a possible director for the Escape From New York remake, a potential front runner for Cable and more in this week’s News Shotgun.