When you see a headline announcing a “Flamin’ Hot Cheetos-inspired movie,” your mind easily jumps to conclusions. In this day and age, anything goes, even with branded entertainment. But this isn’t exactly branded entertainment in the way we expect after movies like Battleship, The Lego Movie and Ouija. Variety reports that Fox Searchlight is producing a movie called Flamin’ Hot, […]

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Black Panther broke a lot of box office records: Marvel’s Black Panther was expected to be another blockbuster, but the movie shot way past expectations to deliver one of the best opening weekends of all time. See all the records it […]

Batgirl: Just about a year ago, we heard that Joss Whedon (Avengers: Age of Ultron, above) would be writing and directing Batgirl for Warner Bros. and DC. Now Whedon says: “Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a […]

Director Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie; the upcoming Nightwing) is now in negotiations to direct a new version of Dungeons & Dragons, based on the classic role-playing game. The movie will be the first from a new production company that wants to become a rival to Marvel Studios, according to Variety. First published in […]

After falling short with his recent Trainspotting follow-up, Danny Boyle might get a chance at a sure-thing sequel. According to Variety, the Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire is MGM’s first choice for the gig helming the 25th (official) James Bond feature. Boyle is a name that has been tossed around for the job over the years given that he’s […]

A Wrinkle in Time: The soundtrack listing for Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time has been revealed. It includes a few surprises, such as a rare new recording by Sade; it’s only the second song she has contributed to a soundtrack. DuVernay (above with Storm Reid) produced the soundtrack, which also includes an end-credit song […]