TV and Movie News

New Movies August 26: 'Don't Breathe' and 'Mechanic'
August 23, 2016 @ 7:25 am PST    Don't Breathe, Mechanic: Resurrection, Hands of Stone, Avatar, The Mechanic, Goosebumps     Evan Gillespie    
There's one more weekend left before Labor Day brings summer to a close, but Hollywood has essentially closed up shop early, with no big-budget cinematic extravaganza's among this week's new releases.

'Blair Witch' Trailer Covers Familiar Ground
August 23, 2016 @ 6:58 am PST    The Blair Witch Project     Evan Gillespie    
For better or worse, the upcoming sequel to The Blair Witch Project looks as if it's focusing on the scares that made the original film such a huge hit. If you're a fan of the 1999 classic, that's extremely good news.

'Pawn Stars'' Chumlee to Plead Guilty to Drug Charges
August 23, 2016 @ 6:33 am PST    Pawn Stars     Evan Gillespie    
Following his arrest in March on weapons and drug charges, the reality TV star is reportedly ready to make a deal that will keep him out of jail.

'Ben-Hur' Flop: Can Faith-Based Movies Play in the Big Leagues?
August 22, 2016 @ 10:34 am PST    Ben-Hur, God's Not Dead, Heaven Is for Real     Evan Gillespie    
According to the plan, the big-budget Biblical adventure was supposed to bring in large Christian audiences, but it didn't bring in much of an audience of any kind. What does that say about the future of faith-based epics?

Netflix Takes a Run at EDM World with XOXO
August 22, 2016 @ 10:11 am PST    XOXO, We Are Your Friends, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Whitney, Say Anything...     Evan Gillespie    
After Zac Efron's DJ drama We Are Your Friends bombed in theaters last summer, you'd think another movie about dance-music DJs would be a hard sell. Netflix, however, is willing to give the genre another try.

Britney Spears to Headline MTV Video Music Awards
August 22, 2016 @ 9:48 am PST    MTV Video Music Awards     Evan Gillespie    
The MTV Video Music Awards air this week, and there's no ongoing, raging celeb war to bring drama to the stage. Viewers will have to settle for a performance by a long-standing VMA favorite instead.

Weekend Box Office: 'Ben-Hur' Bombs Big, 'Suicide Squad' Repeats
August 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am PST    Suicide Squad, Ben-Hur, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Sausage Party, Pete's Dragon, War Dogs, Kubo and the Two Strings, Don't Breathe, Mechanic: Resurrection, Hands of Stone     Evan Gillespie    
The top movie for the weekend was the same movie that's been on top for the previous two weeks, but the bigger story for the weekend was the catastrophic failure of the week's most expensive new movie.

Original Batman, Robin and Catwoman Return for New Movie
August 19, 2016 @ 8:45 am PST    Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Part One     Evan Gillespie    
We've endured many different Batmen and Catwomen over the years, but none have been better than Adam West and Julie Newmar. Throw in Burt Ward, and you've got an unbeatable super team.

Trouble on DC TV?: 'Powerless' Loses Its Showrunner
August 19, 2016 @ 7:59 am PST    Arrow, Justice League Part One, The Flash, Supergirl, Suicide Squad, The Avengers, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice     Evan Gillespie    
The success of DC Comics series on TV has been a mixed bag so far, and NBC's first foray into the DCEU is off to a shaky start as the creator of Powerless exits the series.

J.J. Abrams to Direct Man of Steel 2? Probably Not
August 18, 2016 @ 6:55 am PST    Man of Steel, Ant-Man, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad     Evan Gillespie    
Warner Bros. would probably love to have the director of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens step in to rescue its DC Comics franchise. But would Abrams take the job?