Category Archives: Movies

First Look At Beetlejuice The Musical

The ghost-with-the-most comes to life on stage in this hilarious new musical based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. Directed by Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!), Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a delightful demon with a real zest for life. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter will show his true stripes. Starring a cast of Broadway’s biggest talents — and even bigger sandworms — Beetlejuice features eye-popping sets, jaw-dropping choreography, and a score that’s out of this (Nether)world.

Tickets are on sale now at https://beetlejuicebroadway.com/.

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Stephen King’s Short Story, Rest Stop Is Coming To The Big Screen

Stephen King’s short story Rest Stop is being developed into a film adaptation for Legendary Entertainment.

Rest Stop is described as a propulsive cat and mouse thriller, following the twisted journey of two women after a fateful encounter at a highway rest stop. The story was originally published in Esquire Magazine in 2003 and received the 2004 National Magazine Award. Rest Stop was later added in King’s Just After Sunset collection in 2008.

Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell, Christopher Robin) is attached to write and direct the film. Craig Flores (300, 300: Rise of an Empire) will produce through his Bread & Circuses banner. Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee the project for Legendary.

Rest Stop is just the latest King title to be adapted for audiences. Other features include the recent release of Pet Sematary, last year’s IT, the upcoming IT: Chapter Two, and The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep. Hulu’s Castle Rock is currently filming its second season, while Mr. Mercedes was also renewed for a Season 3 at Audience Network. Numerous other projects have also been announced, such as AMC’s adaptation of King’s bestselling novel Sleeping Beauties, J.J. Abrams Lisey’s Story series starring Julianne Moore, and the feature film adaptation of King and Peter Straub’s novel The Talisman.

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Watch The New Rocketman Featurette

Paramount Pictures has released a brand new featurette for their upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman, highlighting the legendary artist’s journey from prodigy to icon. Starring Taron Egerton, the film is set to premiere in theaters on May 31.

The film will focus on Elton John’s beginnings, starting when he was a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music and carrying over to when he reached global stardom through his influential and enduring musical partnership with his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin. It will look at the performer’s life past the glitter saturated image we have grown so accustomed to associating with the performer.

Rocketman stars Taron Egerton (Kingsman: Secret Service) as the famed singer/songwriter, along with Jamie Bell (TURN: Washington’s Spies), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).

BAFTA nominee Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill, Eddie the Eagle) will be directing Rocketman from a script by Oscar-nominated writer Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films will be producing the film alongside Elton John with his Rocket Pictures partner David Furnish.

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Watch The New Action Packed Hobbs & Shaw Trailer

Universal Pictures has released the new trailer for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw! Featuring brand new footage of the film with Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, check out the new Hobbs & Shaw trailer in the player below The film speeds into theaters this August 2.

After eight films that have amassed almost $5 billion worldwide, the Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down.

But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

Hobbs & Shaw blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa.

Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script by longtime Fast & Furious narrative architect Chris Morgan, the film is produced by Morgan, Johnson, Statham and Hiram Garcia. The executive producers are Dany Garcia, Kelly McCormick, Steven Chasman, Ethan Smith and Ainsley Davies.

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Watch The New Child’s Play Trailer

Orion Pictures has released the new Child’s Play trailer, offering new footage from the remake and revealing the big difference between the new version of Chucky and the classic creepy doll.

Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) are headlining the new Child’s Play, under the helm of filmmaker Lars Klevberg (Polaroid). Tyler Burton Smith wrote the screenplay based on the 1988 film. In the reboot, Plaza stars as a mother who gives her son Andy, portrayed by Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out), a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. The new version of the killer doll won’t be a doll possessed by a serial killer but will be a defective Buddy doll whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence.

Additional cast includes Beatrice Kitsos (The Exorcist) and Ty Consiglio (Wonder) who will be playing the roles of Falyn and Pugg respectively, two friends of Andy Barclay in the new film which is currently shooting in Vancouver. Carlease Burke (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) will also star in the film. Mark Hamill (Star Wars) will take over from Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) as the voice of Chucky.

This will be a complete diversion from the original Child’s Play movie series created by Don Mancini, which featured Brad Dourif playing a serial killer who used voodoo to place his spirit in a ‘Good Guy Doll,’ which would become the Chucky we all know and love. Though Mancini and producer David Kirschner are currently working on making more Child’s Play movies, as well as a TV series, with Dourif still voicing Chucky, this new take on Child’s Play by MGM will essentially be a competing property, and Mancini and company will not be involved at all.

Child’s Play will toddle into theaters on June 21.

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Print By John Alvin

We are thrilled to announce the partnership of ISH x Bottleneck Gallery x Vice Press with Andrea Alvin and the John Alvin Estate.  John Alvin’s legendary career is unmatched in cinema illustration / design as he created art and theatrical posters for legendary films like Gremlins, Blade Runner and E.T.. 

Each poster released in the John Alvin series will be sourced from original art and files from John’s archive and will be approved, not only by the studio, but by Andrea Alvin with a signed and embossed certificate.

Up first is E.T…. one of the most successful films of all time and beloved by the world over. The classic original theatrical poster was created by John Alvin and nobody had any idea of the impact it would cause! Seemingly everywhere today, this image was painted by John using very little reference from the actual film as the studio wanted to keep E.T. hidden prior to the film’s release.

The print will be available as a timed-edition release, alongside a limited variant, from Thursday (April 18) at 12PM EST through Monday (April 22) at 12PM ET at bottleneckgallery.com as well as on Vice-Press.com at 5PM GMT.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by John Alvin
9 color screen Print
24 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered timed edition
Edition size will be determined by the number of prints sold through
Monday (April 22) at 12PM ET
$75
Includes COA from the Alvin Estate
Estimated to ship in 6 – 8 weeks

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Foil Variant by John Alvin
9 color screen Print on foil paper
24 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 225
$100
Includes COA from the Alvin Estate
Estimated to ship in 6 – 8 weeks

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Star Wars Celebration Returning To Anaheim For 2020

At the Closing Ceremony for Star Wars Celebration 2019, Lucasfilm officially announced that you won’t have to wait two years for the convention to return. Star Wars Celebration will be back in 2020 and will return to Anaheim, where the convention was held in 2015.

Star Wars Celebration is an exciting convention filled with entertainment, celebrity appearances, stage shows, panels, interactive events, exclusive merchandise, screenings, and once-in-a-lifetime glimpses into the future of the epic saga.

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Youtube Debuts ESPN Films 30 FOR 30: Daniel LaRusso vs. Johnny Lawrence

YouTube today, in collaboration with ESPN 30 for 30, dropped an all new special, Daniel LaRusso vs. Johnny Lawrence, which revisits the 1984 Under Eighteen All Valley Karate Tournament where the world witnessed one of the most epic rivalries in all of sports history – Daniel LaRusso vs. Johnny Lawrence.

Over 35 years later, the controversial match between the Miyagi-Do and Cobra Kai adversaries continues to create a rift among fans, athletes, historians and sports insiders, raising questions – Who really should have won? Was the Crane Kick legal? And most importantly, who would win in a rematch?

Watch Daniel LaRusso (1984 All Valley Karate Tournament Champion/Miyagi-Do Sensei), Johnny Lawrence (1982-83 All Valley Karate Tournament Champion/Cobra Kai Sensei), John Kreese (Original Cobra Kai Founder), Miguel Diaz (Cobra Kai Student and 2018 All Valley 50th Anniversary Karate Tournament Champion), Samantha LaRusso(Miyagi-Do Student), Ryan Smith (ESPN), Nicole Briscoe (ESPN), Steve Levy (ESPN), Randy Scott (ESPN), Chris Cotter (ESPN), Raymond (Johnny Lawrence Superfan), and Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald and Hayden Schlossberg (All Valley Karate Tournament Historians) as they weigh in on what is considered “the David and Goliath” story of children’s karate.

Fans can revisit the continued rivalry starting April 24, 2019 when Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed Youtube Original series Cobra Kai, premieres on Youtube Premium.

Season 2 brings fans back into the action with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) after the shocking Season 1 cliffhanger featuring the return of John Kreese (Martin Kove). When a new rivalry between opposing dojos is born in the aftermath of Cobra Kai’s controversial win at the All Valley Championships, Daniel realizes his next countermove is to open his own karate training school called Miyagi-Do, in honor of his mentor Mr. Miyagi. What was once a personal feud between Daniel and Johnny escalates beyond their differences to engulf their students, who as teenagers, are already challenged to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Which path will they follow – Cobra Kai or Miyagi-Do?

Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine), and Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar, American Reunion). Together, the trio conceived the new Karate Kid storyline that picks-up decades after the original film ends. Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg will direct much of the series. Susan Ekins also executive produces. Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett executive produced for Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios.

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Watch The Dark Phoenix Final Trailer

20th Century Fox has released the Dark Phoenix final trailer as one of X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix. 

In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will bring back much of the cast of the new films, which also includes Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), and Evan Peters (Quicksilver). Lamar Johnson of The Next Step has joined the cast in a mystery role and the mutant Dazzler will reportedly play a part in the film.

Simon Kinberg wrote and directed the film, marking his directorial debut. He produces alongside Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to open in theaters on June 7.

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Check Out A New Special Look At Marvel Studios’ Avengers Endgame

Watch a new, action-packed look at Marvel Studios’ Avengers Endgame and get your tickets now… only 10 days to go before the opening of one of the most anticipated movies of all time!

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Kevin Feige produces “Avengers: Endgame,” and Anthony and Joe Russo are the directors. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee are the executive producers, and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.

Marvel Studios’ Avengers Endgame is in theaters on April 26.

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