The Week in Movie News: Golden Globes Nominations, Disney Buys Fox and More

The Week in Movie News: Golden Globes Nominations, Disney Buys Fox and More

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Disney bought Fox: Following rumored talks last month, Disney actually acquired 21st Century Fox, giving the Mouse House ownership of The Simpsons, Avatar and, most importantly, X-Men (including Deadpool) and Fantastic Four franchises, the last two of which can now be folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more here.    GREAT NEWS Jennifer Lawrence teams up with Luca Guadagnino: One of this year’s most celebrated filmmakers, Call Me By Your Name’s Luca Guadagnino, will collaborate with one of…

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‘The Last Jedi’ Opening To $208M-$214M: How Disney Continues To Win With The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

‘The Last Jedi’ Opening To $208M-$214M: How Disney Continues To Win With The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

Refresh for updates and chart Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned its third straight A CinemaScore for the franchise since the Burbank, CA studio took ownership of the brand. Industry estimates project that Episode VIII directed by Rian Johnson will earn $100.4M tonight, easily the second best opening day after Force Awakens‘ $119M, and a three-day between $208M-$214M. It becomes too wild to pinpoint for box office analysts exactly where the Last…Read full story

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Metal Gear Survive’s Single-Player Campaign Gets The Spotlight In New Trailer

Metal Gear Survive’s Single-Player Campaign Gets The Spotlight In New Trailer

Konami hasn’t forgotten about Metal Gear Survive, even though a lot of gamers might want the company to. The upcoming zombie survival game featuring zombies and open-world combat received a new trailer that spotlights the game’s single-player campaign mode and what you’ll be doing in the… Read full story

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Today in Movie Culture: The Best Shots of ‘Star Wars,’ How to Make a Porg and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Best Shots of ‘Star Wars,’ How to Make a Porg and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Celebration of the Day: In honor of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, here’s a collection of the best shots in the whole franchise:   Review of the Day: The Onion film critic Peter K. Rosenthal humorously reviews The Last Jedi as if it’s a Bible epic: The Onion Reviews ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ pic.twitter.com/AcY0x3jHgl — The Onion (@TheOnion) December 14, 2017     Fan Build of the Day: Learn how to make your…

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“Hello, Clarice” – Jodie Foster Visits Stephen Colbert For Special Probe Into Lecter Ties To Trump

“Hello, Clarice” – Jodie Foster Visits Stephen Colbert For Special Probe Into Lecter Ties To Trump

Stephen Colbert says hello to special agent Clarice Starling tonight, as Jodie Foster joins him for a segment reprising her Silence of the Lambs role as the FBI novice who bonds with Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Clarice has some questions regarding Robert Mueller’s probe into Trump’s ties to Russia directed toward Hannibal Lecter (Stephen Colbert). — The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 16, 2017 &nbsp…Read full story

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Mike Francesa Signs Off From WFAN After 30 Years Of Sports Talk

Mike Francesa Signs Off From WFAN After 30 Years Of Sports Talk

Sports radio talkshow host Mike Francesa signed off New York’s WFAN radio station today after 30 years, ending a run as one of the top sportscasters in the metropolitan area. Francesa, 63, whose contract expires in December, helped build sports talk radio into the monster format it is today. He began at WFAN as a weekend host, then a fill-in for absent, bigger-name colleagues, until finally teaming with partner Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on the long-running “Mike and the Mad…Read full story

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