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MGM’s ‘Addams Family 2’ Shifts Release Plan, Will Debut Theatrically and for Rental on Same Day

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Bron Creative’s “The Addams Family 2” will be made available for at-home rental in the U.S. and Canada on the same day it opens in theaters.The animated movie, which debuts Friday, Oct. 1, is a sequel to 2019’s “The Addams Family,” which made more than $203 million at the box office.Oscar Isaac […]

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Christina Ricci Joins ‘The Matrix 4’

Christina Ricci has joined the cast of “The Matrix 4.”An updated press kit from Warner Bros. on the untitled film includes Ricci’s name in the all-star cast, which features Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jonathan Groff and Neil Patrick Harris, to name a few. No details were […]

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in November

As Netflix adds a number of new titles, the streaming service is also saying goodbye to a trove of movies and TV shows over the next month.High-profile films leaving the streamer include the entire Ocean’s trilogy, Moneyball, The Addams Family, Stand and Deliver, West Side Story, Olympus Has Fallen, Y Tu Mamá También, Adam Sandler […]

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Oscars: Academy Announces 344 Films Eligible for 2019 Best Picture

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 344 feature films are eligible for the 2019 Academy Awards.To be eligible for the consideration, the films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by Dec. 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Academy rules also […]

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Box Office: ‘Joker’ Conquering Newcomers With $60 Million

It’s still all smiles for “Joker,” which grossed another $17 million on its second Friday at the domestic box office.If estimates hold, the Warner Bros. villain flick could score another $60 million come Sunday, down just 37% from its $96 million box office debut. That’s above earlier predictions, which saw the film landing somewhere in […]

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Film News Roundup: Kerry Washington Joins Netflix Adaptation of ‘The Prom’

In today’s film news roundup, Kerry Washington gets a musical role, Marvel’s production chief and Naomi Watts are honored and an app offers a Spanish-language version of “The Addams Family.”CastingKerry Washington has joined the star-studded cast for the upcoming Netflix movie “The Prom,” an adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical.The cast includes Meryl Streep, Nicole […]

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‘Joker’ Will Top the Weekend Again, But ‘Parasite’ Is the Real Box Office Story

The upcoming semi-holiday Columbus Day weekend will see three new competitors, none of which are likely to present a serious challenge to the second stanza of “Joker.” Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” with Will Smith and the animated “The Addams Family” are headed for healthy starts, with cellphone-addiction comedy “Jexi” far behind.More significant this weekend is […]

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‘Joker’ Will Get Last Laugh Over ‘Addams Family’ and ‘Gemini Man’

Last weekend saw Joker deliver the largest October opening weekend of all-time. However, the overall weekend top twelve was still down -15% compared to last year, which saw not only Venom deliver what was, at the time, the largest October opening weekend, but A Star is Born also opened with nearly $43 million, both en […]

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Box Office Tracking: ‘Joker’ Likely to Beat Both ‘Gemini Man’ and ‘The Addams Family’

Two new wide-release movies are headed to theaters this weekend: Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, and the rather terrible-looking animated Addams Family movie. But it looks like the Clown Prince of Crime will continue to reign, as box office tracking indicates that Joker is expected to remain in first place. Not even two Will Smiths and […]

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