Jennifer Lawrence’s R-rated Comedy ‘No Hard Feelings’ Has New Release Date

Sony made a huge acquisition last October when they bought an R-rated comedy titled ‘No Hard Feelings‘ starring Jennifer Lawrence. The film, which was written/directed by Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Good Boys), is reportedly set in Montauk, New York.

Not much is known about this project, but we do know Sony battled several other studios to land it.

Sony Pictures reportedly fended off some competition from other streamers and major studios in its pursuit of the project, including interest from Stupnitsky’s ‘Good Boys’ distributor Universal Pictures. The studio secured ‘No Hard Feelings’ with the intention of giving the completed film an exclusive theatrical release. It is unknown what the official price tag on the project was.

And it looks like they’re holding true to their promise of a theatrical release because it was just announced that the film will hit theaters on June 16, 2023.

It’ll be going up against Disney/Pixar’s animated flick, Elemental, featuring the voices of Eddie Murphy and Zach Braff.

Of course, the Pixar audience will be different than the audience going to see an r-rated flick, so there should be enough room for both films.

We’ll keep you posted as more information comes out.

‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Lands $2.3 Million During Thursday Night Preview

The film adaptation of the bestselling novel ‘Where the Crawdads Sing‘ managed to earn $2.3 million at the Thursday night preview box office, and that’s honestly a pretty solid start.

I mean, heck, the blockbuster action-comedy ‘The Lost City‘ with Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock brought in $2.5 million in its Thursday night previews back in March. That film went on to have a solid $31 million opening weekend.

Could Where the Crawdads Sing also break $30 million? It’s not likely. In fact, early projections had the movie bringing in around $10 million this weekend. However, with an impressive $2.3 million opening on Thursday, perhaps those projections go up closer to $15 million.

The critics have been “meh” on this film. It sits at a 45 score on MetaCritic, which indicates “mixed-to-average” reviews.

However, the general audience has enjoyed it so far.

Where the Crawdads Sings’ Thursday night audience loved it with a 93% positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and received a 4.5-star PostTrak exit.

Meanwhile, Disney/Marvel’s latest Thor flick is expected to dominate the box office again. Experts say it should make an additional $50 million this weekend.

Daniel Kaluuya Will Not Be Returning For ‘Black Panther 2’

In somewhat surprising news, Daniel Kaluuya will not be reprising his role in Marvel/Disney’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

As most of you know, the 33-year-old actor played W’Kabi in the 2018 Black Panther film. He was the best friend and confidant to T’Challa, played wonderfully by Chadwick Boseman. According to insiders, Kaluuya was asked to return, but he had to decline due to scheduling issues.

Apparently, he had already agreed to star in Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror film, Nope, which is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2022.

Marvel fans don’t seem too pleased about this, but it appears they’re more upset with the production team behind Black Panther 2.

While plot details for the sequel haven’t been disclosed, Wakanda Forever has been discussed as a film that will continue to explore the world of Wakanda, in the absence of Boseman’s character, while paying tribute to the actor.

Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman and Winston Duke have all agreed to return. Production wrapped in March and it’s expected to be released on November 11, 2022.

But again, you won’t find Kaluuya in it.

Watch Carey Mulligan And Zoe Kazan Take Down Harvey Weinstein In First Trailer For ‘She Said’

Universal has hit us with the first trailer for the upcoming drama film, She Said, a dramatic adaptation of the book by Megan Twohey and Jodie Kantor.

The two journalists helped spark the #MeToo movement with their New York Times exposé on Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood film producer accused of sexual harassment and abuse.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation— a story that helped propel the #MeToo movement, shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever.

She Said was directed by Maria Schrader and written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. In addition to Mulligan and Kazan, the cast includes Adam Shapiro, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher and Samantha Morton.

The movie is set to be released inside a theater near you on November 18, which seems to indicate that Universal believes it could be an awards contender.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch The First Trailer For Horror Prequel ‘Orphan: First Kill’

Back in 2009, the psychological horror film ‘Orphan‘ was released, and while it received mixed reviews from critics, it kinda became a cult classic. While some people absolutely loved it, others felt it painted adoption in a bad light.

In any event, over 10 years later, we’re getting a prequel titled, Orphan: First Kill.

First Kill is set to turn back the clock to focus on the story of Esther’s (whose real name is Leena Klammer) first victims. The film follows Leena as she impersonates Esther Mauerova, the missing daughter of the couple Katie and Richard (Julia Stiles and Rossif Sutherland), and sows discord between the two as Katie grows suspicious of the child.

You’ll remember the original film starred Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther, a 9-year-old Russian girl adopted by the Coleman family after their third child is stillborn.

Fuhrman, who was 12 years old when the original ‘Orphan’ was released, reprises her role despite now being 25. The trailer reveals how the film pulls off the trick, with Kennedy Irwin serving as a body double for the actor.

Orphan: First Kill will be released inside select theaters and on Paramount+ starting August 19, 2022.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch First Official Full-Length Trailer For Rob Zombie’s ‘The Munsters’

It’s time to get excited, folks. Ever since it was announced that Rob Zombie was adapting the beloved 1960s sitcom, The Munsters, we have been waiting and waiting for that first trailer.

And after the little tease of a trailer that was released a month ago, we’re finally getting our first real look at the movie with the full length trailer below.

Written and directed by the helmer of House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Reject, The Munsters stars Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Zombie’s wife, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Dan Roebuck as Grandpa Munster.

Unlike most of Zombie’s previous films, this flick will be appropriate for all ages. It’s been a passion project of his for quite some time, so you can imagine how excited he is to have it completed.

‘The Munsters’ will be released in September, and it should provide some quality entertainment… at least if you’re into more “campy” projects.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch The Brand New Trailer For Horror-Comedy ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’

The upcoming A24 slasher flick, Bodies Bodies Bodies, is set to hit select theaters on August 5, 2022, and if it happens to be in your local theater, you should definitely check it out.

The film, which was directed by Halina Reijn, has received glowing reviews from critics who screened the film earlier this year at the SXSW festival. Everyone has described it as wildly entertaining.

When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.

Bodies Bodies Bodies stars Pete Davidson, Amandla Stenberg, Lee Pace, Maria Bakalova and Rachel Sennott.

Meagan Navarro, who writes for Bloody Disgusting, had this to say about the movie:

The deaths are brutal and bloody but somehow not nearly as savage as the cattiness amongst this group. The cast is more than up to the task of this bizarre and engaging but deadly social experiment. All play deeply flawed characters with varying degrees of rooting interest. But it’s Sennott’s abrasively blunt Alice that steals the entire film.

Check out the brand new trailer below…

50 Cent Is Joining A Horror Movie Titled ‘Skill House’ With TikTok Star Bryce Hall As The Lead Character

50 Cent is getting back in the acting game. It’s being reported that he recently signed on to star in the upcoming horror flick, Skill House, from writer-director Josh Stolberg. He previously co-wrote the Chris Rock starring-film, Spiral.

Good ol’ Curtis Jackson will be joining a cast that includes TikTok star Bryce Hall. UFC star Paige VanZant will also co-star, alongside Leah Pipes and Neal McDonough.

The film examines social media and influencer culture, and what those new to the sphere are willing to do to attain fame. Conceived as the first in a franchise, it’s currently in production in Los Angeles at the TikTok ‘collab house’ known as Sway House.

We’re assuming they’re working with a pretty small budget here, although they must be dishing out a little cash to land Hall and 50 Cent.

According to the report, they’re hoping to release this movie in early 2023, which means a trailer will likely drop sometime this fall/winter, and honestly, we can’t wait to see this trainwreck.

Watch Jamie Foxx And Dave Franco In First Official Trailer For Horror-Comedy ‘Day Shift’

The always entertaining Jamie Foxx plays a secret vampire hunter in the upcoming action-horror-comedy film, Day Shift, from director J.J. Perry.

Foxx is a seasoned vampire hunter named Bud, who sees his home life with his wife and daughter failing, thanks in large part to his secret line of work.

While Bud’s family generally goes with the story that he works as a pool cleaner, in reality, he’s one of the many vampire hunters operating around the world to take out the blood-sucking ghouls for sizable bounties. Unlike Bud, who somehow managed to get himself booted from the union in the past, hunters like Big John Elliott (Snoop Dogg) count on their membership to get paid and stay involved in the larger fight against evil.

That’s right, Snoop Dogg also plays a vampire hunter in this wild flick. In addition to Snoop and Foxx, this movie co-stars Meagan Good and Dave Franco.

As for how the director landed Snoop? Well, he didn’t treat him like he’s Snoop.

I told Snoop when I met him, ‘Listen I’m not hiring Snoop Dogg, I’m hiring Calvin Broadus [the actor-rapper’s real name]’ and I think that really spoke to him. Everyone hires him to be that pot-smoking West Coast guy. I put a cowboy hat on him and I gave him the same swagger as my old platoon sergeant.

Day Shift will hit Netflix on August 12, 2022.

Check out the trailer below…

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Brings In $143 Million During Opening Weekend

Well, Disney/Marvel’s latest standalone film featuring Chris Hemsworth’s Thor character slammed into theaters this past weekend, and it easily grabbed the number one spot.

Thor: Love and Thunder was released inside nearly 4,400 theaters across the country, bringing in a respectable $143 million. We used “respectable” instead of “impressive” because that $143 million total is actually a little lower than most projections.

Most people had the film bringing in at least $150 million, with some experts projecting a total closer to $170 million.

But still, $143 million is nothing to sneeze at.

Thor 4 enjoyed a bigger start than its predecessor, 2017’s quirky action-comedy ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ which opened to $123 million in North America. ‘Love and Thunder’ also notched the third-biggest opening weekend of the year behind ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ ($145 million) and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ ($185 million).

So we doubt Disney is losing any sleep over a $143 million debut. In total, it’s already made $302 million across the globe, which puts it above the $250 million production budget. It cost an additional $100 million to promote, so they’ll probably be in the green by next weekend.

Meanwhile, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ manages to stay in the box office conversation. It came in third place with another $15.5 million. It’s made $597 million just in North America alone. It needs just $3 million more to become one of 12 movies to ever cross the $600 million mark in North America.