‘A Quiet Place 2’ Gets New Release Date, And It’s Sooner Than You Think!

You’ll probably remember that ‘A Quiet Place 2′ was set to hit theaters in March of 2020, but then the pandemic happened.

That’s when the studio pushed it back to September 2020, but then guess what? The pandemic continued, and it was finally pushed all the way to September 2021.

But we have some good news! The studio just announced they are pushing the release date up! Yes, up! The horror sequel will now be released inside theaters Memorial Day weekend, which falls on May 28.

John Krasinski made the announcement on his Twitter account:

If you’re thinking, “Wow! This seems early!” — it might be. Or it might be just in time.

President Joe Biden has announced they’ll have enough COVID-19 vaccines for everyone by May, so studios are assuming a lot of people will be vaccinated by then.

Of course, if you wanted to be safe, you’d probably wait until June or July to release it, but everyone wants to be the first. The first box office hit post pandemic, and this could certainly be it.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

Theaters In New York City Are Now Open, After Being Closed For A Year!

We have been dealing with this COVID-19 pandemic for a solid year now, and for the majority of that time, movie theaters have been closed.

In the past couple months, theaters in smaller markets had opened back up, but major markets like Los Angeles and New York City remained completely shutdown.

And while theaters in LA haven’t opened just yet, the cinema in New York City is back…kinda!

Movie theaters have been allowed to reopen in NYC at 25% capacity.

When Cuomo announced the reopening on February 22, he limited theaters to one out of every four available seats and no more than 50 people. That’s a lot of X’s on the seating chart. If you reserve at an AMC, the system automatically blocks out the seats on either side.

But still, 25% capacity is so much better than 0%. I think we can all agree on that. And as long as we avoid another outbreak, this should give theaters enough time to prepare for the summer blockbuster hits.

Come May/June/July, theaters should be fully open in smaller markets, and at least 50% to 75% capacity in the bigger markets like NYC and LA.

And people in NYC are excited, even NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang. He plans to celebrate with a date night…

That dinky, and let’s be honest, tacky, sign in LA can’t mask the fact NYC is the real entertainment capital. So get your popcorn ready, folks, because movie theaters are back in action and it’s date night at the Yang household.

Watch Trailer For Horror/Comedy Flick About A Possessed Pair Of Pants…WHAT?

There have been some pretty ridiculous horror/comedy films throughout history, but this upcoming ‘Slaxx‘ film may take the bloody cake.

This crazy film comes from our friends in Canada. The movie features a possessed pair of jeans. Killer jeans, if you will.

When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk and a hew hire, to stop its bloody rampage.

The movie stars Romane Denis, Brett Donahue and Stephen Bogaert. Slaxx premiered at last year’s Fantasia Film Festival to what could only be described as “confused” reviews.

It was picked up by Shudder and will be released exclusively on the streaming service come March 18.

Watch the trailer below, and be very careful the next time you put on a pair of pants.

Watch The Wonderful Duo Of Melissa McCarthy And Octavia Spencer In Trailer For ‘Thunder Force’

Netflix just dropped the first trailer for what looks like a ridiculously fun film titled Thunder Force, starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer.

In the film, the two stars play best friends with newly acquired superpowers.

The trailer sees Lydia (McCarthy) reunite with her childhood best friend, Emily Stanton (Spencer), a successful scientist that has created technology that grants ordinary people superpowers. After being told not to touch anything, McCarthy accidentally takes the only formula for super strength, unwillingly creating the first real-life superhero team. 

When a new villain known as ‘The King’ (Bobby Cannavale) arrives in town, it’s up to the Thunder Force to step up and save Chicago from the wretches of evil

Sounds pretty damn entertaining, right? The superhero comedy was directed by Ben Falcone, who has worked with McCarthy several times before.

The film is expected to drop on the streaming giant on April 9, and you can bet it’s going to make a huge splash.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch Michael B. Jordan Star In First Trailer For Tom Clancy Thriller ‘Without Remorse’

Based on the 1993 Tom Clancy novel, Without Remorse, stars Michael B. Jordan as an elite Navy Seal who seeks vengeance for the murder of his pregnant wife.

And that’s pretty much all you need to know. If that doesn’t hook you, what will?

Jodie Turner-Smith and Jamie Bell co-star in the flick, which promises lots of action. The film was directed by Stefano Sollima, the filmmaker behind the 2018 Sicario sequel.

Oh, and this movie was also co-written by Taylor Sheridan, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind Sicario, so yeah…lots of talent involved here.

The movie will be released on Amazon Prime on April 30, and it’s going to make a perfect popcorn flick.

Check out the trailer below…

The Russo Brothers’ Latest Project ‘The Gray Man’ Just Added Even More Talent

Geez. The Russo brothers are putting together an extremely impressive cast for their upcoming feature, The Gray Man.

We already told you that the movie was set to star Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana De Armas.

Now we have just learned that Billy Bob Thornton and Bridgeton breakout star Regé-Jean Page have joined as well.

According to the recent report, they are the final additions.

The Russos have been developing the project for some time at Sony, and when the package went back on the market over the summer, Netflix was quick to acquire it and set Gosling and Evans to star.

The action thriller will follow Gentry (Gosling) as he’s hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort at the CIA. The film is based on the first installment of the novel series by Mark Greaney.

Production is expected to begin in Los Angeles in just two weeks, and it has a pretty huge budget. Some insiders say the Russo brothers are working with a budget of around $200 million.

No word on when this film is expected to be released, but with filming happening in just two weeks, it’s possible it could be released late this year, but more likely sometime in 2022.

Lena Dunham Just Wrapped On Secret Film Project ‘Sharp Stick’

Lena Dunham has made her mark in the television world with her hit show ‘Girls‘ as well as the short-lived series, Camping.

But she hasn’t been as prolific in the feature world. Her last feature film was ‘Tiny Furniture‘ released way back in 2010. The movie received mostly positive reviews from critics and won the narrative feature prize at SXSW.

It’s been over 10 years though, and we still haven’t received another feature from Dunham.

Thankfully, that’s about to change. The writer/director just wrapped on the indie film ‘Sharp Stick,’ which was shot in secret in Los Angeles.

Plot details are being kept under wraps for now, but Dunham stars alongside Kristine Froseth (The Assistant) and Taylour Paige (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), as well as Jon Bernthal, Scott Speedman and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Dunham produced the movie under her Good Thing Going banner. According to the reports from set, Dunham put women in charge of nearly every department on the production.

The movie will screen for potential buyers at the Berlin International Film Festival, which just started back on March 1.

Hopefully more information is released soon.

Horror Film To Watch Out For? Magnolia Lands U.S. Rights To Swedish Horror Flick ‘The Other Side’

It was just announced last week that Magnolia acquired U.S. rights to the Swedish horror film, The Other Side.

The movie, which is the debut feature from the directing team of Oskar Mellander and Tord Danielsson, opened last year in Sweden and ranked as one of the top three movies at the local box office.

The Other Side follows a family of three — Shirin, her partner Fredrik and his 5-year old son — who move into a small-town duplex and begin to hear mysterious noises from a supposedly uninhabited part of the house. Shirin comes to realize that they are haunted by an evil that only she can stop

It stars Dilan Gwyn and Linus Wahlgren. It was nominated for three awards back in Sweden’s top awards show. It won for best sound.

No word on when Magnolia plans to release the film here in the states, but we’ll keep you posted.

The Other Side is produced by Gila Bergqvist Ulfung for Breidablick Films, with support from the Swedish Film Institute and SVT and co-produced by Gotland’s Film Fund and NonStop Entertainment.

Check Out The Trailer For Dark Comedy Film ‘Say Your Prayers’

Last week, it was announced that Gravitas Ventures acquired North American rights to the dark comedy film, Say Your Prayers.

The movie, directed by Harry Michell, will be released inside select theaters and on-demand come April 2, 2021.

And to get people ready, the studio released a new trailer. The movie stars Harry Melling, Tom Brooke and Derek Jacobi.

Written by Jamie Fraser and Michell, Say Your Prayers portrays Tim and Vic, orphaned brothers and Christian radicals who assassinate the wrong target and find themselves waiting for the arrival of a foreboding mentor to complete their mission before a foul-mouthed detective inspector gets in their way.

It sounds like an interesting tale, and the trailer does look entertaining, so I must say…I’m excited to check it out.

The movie was released overseas a few months back, where it received mixed-to-positive reviews.

Check out the trailer below…

Chloe Zhao Becomes First Asian Woman To Win The Golden Globe For Best Directing

The 2021 Golden Globes aired last night (Feb. 28) on NBC, and they were a hot mess, thanks to the COVID-19 restrictions. The nominees were all Zooming in from their respective homes.

This resulted in some awkward moments, but there were a couple of special moments, like when Chadwick Boseman’s wife accepted his Best Actor win and gave an emotional speech that had everyone in tears.

Or when Chloe Zhao became the first asian woman to win the Golden Globe for Best Directing.

It was a huge night for Zhao and her film Nomadland. Not only did she take home the best directing award, her film also won the top prize of the night, best picture — drama.

The win is the first time a film directed by a woman has ever won the top prize in the Globes’ 78 ceremonies. And since Zhao produced ‘Nomadland’ as well, she’s also the first Asian woman to win best picture drama as a producer. Star Frances McDormand, who also produced ‘Nomadland,’ is the second woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe both for producing and acting, and the first to win as a producer.

It was an incredible night for such a small film. It was made on just a $5 million budget.

Critics have been praising the film all year, and it looks like it’s now the frontrunner at the Oscars.

However, it will likely be going head-to-head with Minari at the Oscars, which will be a more difficult battle. For some reason, Minari was in the foreign film section at the Golden Globes.

We’ll see how it plays out in April.