**PET SEMATARY TWO Update**
Sometimes dead is better. But the shocking terror that plagued Ludlow, Maine, in Pet Sematary is still very much alive in this sequel to the 1989 hit film!
After the death of his wife, veterinarian Chase Matthews (Anthony Edwards, Zodiac) and his 13-year-old son, Jeff (Edward Furlong, Terminator: Dark Fate), move to Ludlow to rebuild their lives. Antagonized by the neighborhood kids, Jeff befriends another outsider, Drew Gilbert, who lives in fear of his cruel stepfather, Gus (Clancy Brown, John Dies At The End). After Gus cold-bloodily shoots Drew's beloved dog, the boys bury the body in the local Indian burial grounds – a place rumored to have the powers of resurrection. But when evil is awakened, the boys realize that sometimes you should just let dead dogs lie.
Details we have on our upcoming Blu-ray at the moment are as follows:
• National street date for North America (Region A) is February 25th.
• This is being presented as a Collector’s Edition and will come guaranteed with a slipcover in its first three months of release.
• The newly commissioned artwork you see pictured comes to us from artist Laz Marquez. This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will feature the original theatrical artwork.
• New extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date but we can confirm today that Director Mary Lambert is on board and very excited about the release!
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The first 500 orders from our site will receive an exclusive limited-edition 18” x 24” rolled poster of the exclusive new illustration.
After a box office debut weekend that not only was softer than expected, but actually worse than anyone would have predicted, “Terminator: Dark Fate” might have done what the three previous sequels weren’t able to — terminate the James Cameron franchise. And sadly, ‘Dark Fate’ isn’t even the worst of the sequels, not by a long shot. However, perhaps because of the cumulative effort of every previous sequel, ‘Dark Fate’ not only bombed at the box office but will reportedly cost the studios involved approximately $120 million, signaling the end of the sci-fi/action franchise.
Sure, we’ve heard similar stories previously, particularly with how badly 2016’s “Terminator: Genisys” fared in rebooting the franchise. But ‘Dark Fate’ is completely different, as this was the franchise’s clear last-ditch effort to keep ‘Terminator’ going. The film not only wiped away all previous post- ‘T2’ sequels, but actually brought back both Linda Hamilton to star and James Cameron to help write and shape the film. Alas, it clearly wasn’t enough.
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FX has renewed “Mayans MC” for a third season.
The news comes ahead of the Season 2 finale, which is set to air on Tuesday. In addition, series co-creator and executive producer Elgin James will serve as the sole showrunner for the third season, which is slated to air in fall 2020.
The news comes just under three weeks after series co-creator and co-showrunner Kurt Sutter was fired from the series. Sutter notified the cast and crew of the show of his exit in an email after several complaints were made about his behavior on the set of the series. In the email, Sutter wrote that he had intentionally pulled back on his role in the show in its second season, but the strategy had “backfired.”
“We’re happy to continue telling the story of ‘Mayans M.C.’ with our partners at Fox 21 and excited that Elgin James has earned the opportunity to become the series’ showrunner,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX Entertainment. “Kurt Sutter identified and chose Elgin as his partner on the show from the outset and Elgin has been instrumental to the success of the series, leveraging his experience and creative vision to make ‘Mayans M.C.’ with this incredible cast, crew and creative team.”
“Mayans MC” is set in the same world as Sutter’s previous series, the popular FX drama “Sons of Anarchy,” and tells the story of the Mayans chapter operating near the U.S/Mexico border. It stars JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino and Emilio Rivera. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
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Matt Dillon gives a chilling and multi-layered performance as a serial killer in Lars von Trier's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT--Coming to Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. on February 4th,
In five audacious episodes, failed architect and arch-sociopath Jack (Dillon) recounts the elaborately orchestrated murders — each, as he views them, as a towering work of art — that define his "career" as a serial killer. Mixing pitch-black humor, transcendent surrealism, and renegade musings on everything from history to architecture to cinema itself, von Trier fashions a radical, blazingly personal inquiry into violence, art, and the twin acts of creation and destruction. From IFC Films. Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, and Bruno Ganz co-star.
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Paramount, Skydance and Disney’s “Terminator: Dark Fate” failed to ignite much traction overseas, launching with a soft $72.9 million from 48 international territories.
The sixth “Terminator” installment debuted with a dismal $29 million in North America, bringing worldwide ticket sales to $123 million. That’s a disappointing result considering the movie cost $185 million before considering global marketing and distribution fees. Disney is releasing the movie in all foreign territories aside from China, where Tencent Pictures is handling distribution. Paramount is distributing the movie in North America. All three companies co-financed the film, meaning any potential losses will be broken up among the different players.
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Marvel is moving forward with its third installment of “Ant-Man,” as director Peyton Reed has closed a deal to return as director.
Paul Rudd will be back as the titular superhero, and Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas are also expected to reprise their roles. Marvel had no comment on Reed’s return.
Plot details are being kept hidden in the Quantum Realm.
Release details haven’t been confirmed, but sources say the movie, produced by Kevin Feige, will shoot at the end of 2020 for a likely release in 2022.
This marks one of the rare instances in which the same director has helmed every film dedicated to a single Marvel character (although Ryan Coogler will be returning for the “Black Panther” sequel). The studio has enjoyed mixing it up with different takes on each Marvel hero. In the case of Reed, studio execs think he has a real grasp on the “Ant-Man” universe and want to see him return to wrap up his trilogy
This weekend, four new films hope to add to the bottom line beginning with Terminator: Dark Fate, the latest installment in the Terminator franchise, this time with not only Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Linda Hamilton, back in her iconic role as Sarah Connor. Also debuting this weekend is Focus's Harriet, Entertainment Studios's Arctic Dogs and WB's Motherless Brooklyn while The Lighthouse, Jojo Rabbit and Parasite all continue to expand.
The last installment in the Terminator franchise was 2015's Terminator Genisys, which debuted with a disappointing $27 million and fell just shy of $90 million over the course of its domestic run. The film also torpedoed what was hoped to be the start of a whole new Terminator trilogy, but while those films never came to life, the franchise itself has not yet died. This weekend sees the release of Terminator: Dark Fate, marking what is now the sixth film in the now 35-year-old franchise. The film will launch in 4,086 locations, serving as the widest release for any Terminator film ever, opening in 328 more theaters than Genisys did. Expectations, however, are remaining muted for now, while some industry source are anticipating an opening anywhere from $41-47 million, Paramount is dialing that back just a bit, looking for a debut in the high $30s to $40 million.
A look at IMDb page view performance over the two weeks leading up to release has us more in line with the studio's expectations as we're currently forecasting a debut anywhere from $38-41 million. That said, we have some evidence a debut as high as $47 million is possible. The film is, however, pacing behind the likes of Blade Runner 2049 and Star Trek Beyond heading into release as well as Terminator Genisys, which has us a little more cautious when it comes to our expectations, though if it can top Terminator 3's $44 million debut, it will serve as the largest domestic opening for a Terminator film ever
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Jeffrey Wright will play Commissioner Gordon in “The Batman,” director Matt Reeves announced Wednesday.
Late in the afternoon, Reeves tweeted a gif of Wright saying “Tweet something,” along with the text “Tweet! #Gordon,” and a bat emoji.
Wright will be the sixth live-action actor to portray Gordon. Lyle Talbot first played the role in a 15-episode “Batman” movie serial from 1949. Next was Neil Hamilton in 1966’s “Batman: The Movie,” and the subsequent “Batman” TV series. Two decades later, Pat Hingle played the role in the “Batman” film series kicked off in 1989 with Tim Burton’s film. Gary Oldman played the character in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. Most recently a younger version of the character was played by Ben McKenzie on the prequel TV series “Gotham.”
Directed by Matt Reeves and written by Reeves and Mattson Tomlin, “The Batman” will star Robert Pattinson in the title role, with Paul Dano as The Riddler and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. Plot details are still under wraps but Reeves has said it will be an “original” story with noir elements, set somewhat early in Batman’s career without being an origin story.
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John Witherspoon, an actor-comedian who for decades made audiences laugh in television shows and films, including the hit Friday franchise, died suddenly at his home today. He was 77
“It is with deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77,” Witherspoon’s family said in a statement to Deadline. “He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family. We are all in shock, please give us a minute for a moment in privacy and we will celebrate his life and his work together. John used to say ‘I’m no big deal’, but he was huge deal to us.”
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According to a new report, Kevin Lewis (The Drop, The Third Nail) has signed on to direct Wally's Wonderland, with Nicolas Cage on board to star in the lead role. The movie will center on a janitor, played by Cage, who ends up spending the night in a twisted amusement park where the animatronic characters begin coming to life. As such, Cage must fight off these various monsters, one at a time, to make his way out of the park with his life. G.O. Parsons penned the screenplay. Lewis had this to say about it in a statement.
"For me there was always one actor and one actor only who could make this movie work and that actor is Nic Cage. I'm thrilled to be working with him and can't wait to see him go up against Wally and his gang of psychopathic misfits. I see this movie as Pale Rider vs Killer Klowns from Outer Space."
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