Oscar Winning Film Executive Fired Amid Sexual Harassment Controversy

Just days after The New York Times published a huge feature about American film executive Harvey Weinstein reportedly paying off sexual harassment accusers, his company, The Weinstein Company, announced today that he has been terminated.
The Weinstein Company's board of directors announced the firing today in a statement, saying it made the move “in light of new information about misconduct.”
Weinstein Co. has terminated Harvey Weinstein “In light of new information about misconduct that has emerged,” board just announced
— Ben Fritz (@benfritz) October 8, 2017Weinstein, who founded The Weinstein Company with his brother Bob, announced that he was taking a leave of absence last week after the NYT story came out. In a statement, Weinstein said, “I so respect all women and regret what happened.” He added: “I cannot be more remorseful about the people I hurt and I plan to do right by all of them.”
One of the biggest names in Hollywood, Weinstein won the Best Picture Oscar for 1999&#..

Blade Runner 2049 Opens Soft, But Still Hits No. 1

The new Blade Runner film, Blade Runner 2049, opened this past weekend but it wasn't the hit that some expected it to be. According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie pulled in around $31.5 million in the US and Canada for its opening weekend.
That was good enough to make it the No. 1 movie of the weekend, but $31.5 million is below projections that predicted it would make as much as $55 million. The miss caught some by surprise, as Blade Runner 2049 had strong reviews and a cast that includes big names such as Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Jared Leto. It was directed by Denis Villeneuve, who made last year's much-loved Arrival, while the original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott was attached to Blade Runner 2049 as an executive producer.
$31.5 million is the highest opening-weekend figure for Gosling and Villeneuve. But it's not the hottest start overall; Blade Runner 2049 reportedly had a budget of $150 million. The film reportedly made a further $50.2 million fro..

New Trailer For Stephen King Multiverse TV Show Is Packed With References

A trailer for Castle Rock, the new Stephen King TV show worked on by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams' production company Bad Robot, has arrived. The short-but-sweet trailer sets up the psychological thriller series. The show is set in the “Stephen King multiverse,” and you'll spot references to some of King's best-known works in this trailer such as It, Cujo, and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.
Castle Rock is described as a “first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.”
The show stars Bill Skarsgard, who recently won praise for his portray of Pennywise the clown in the King movie It. Sissy Spacek, who played Carrie in the 1976 Stephen King movie of the same name, also appears in Castle Rock. The show premieres in 2018, exclusively on Hulu.
This isn't the first time Abrams and King have teamed up for a Hulu series, as ..

See How Mortal Kombat’s Fatalities Have Evolved Over Past 25 Years

The original Mortal Kombat launched in 1992, meaning the fighting game series is now 25 years old. One of the franchise's trademark elements is the Fatality feature. It's an over-the-top finishing move that, with today's graphics, can make things like heads popping off and spines getting ripped out, look so extreme and brutal that it's sometimes hard to watch.
We've put together a new video that shows off how some of the franchise's original Fatalities have evolved over the years. As you'll see, they've come a long way. You can check out the video embedded above.
The most recent title in the series is Mortal Kombat X, which launched back in 2015 before getting an updated version, Mortal Kombat XL, a year later. The next game in the series has not been announced, although developer NetherRealm continues to release new content for its latest title, Injustice 2.
NetherRealm is also of course celebrating 25 years of Mortal Kombat. The studio put out ..

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director On Why You May Want To “Absolutely Avoid” New Trailer

A new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming on Monday, October 9. A teaser trailer released today shows Rey wielding a lightsaber, which is interesting. Now, director Rian Johnson has spoken up to say that, while he enjoys the trailer, you may want to avoid it if you're hoping see The Last Jedi with fresh eyes come December.
That already basically goes without saying, as a trailer for anything–even a video game about a big, mean goose–will spoil something for you. But movie trailers these days can sometimes give too much away. And Johnson's specific language–“absolutely avoid it”–seems to suggest that this new trailer could have some kind of big reveal. We don't know for sure, but we'll find out soon, as the trailer it set to drop during Monday Night Football tomorrow evening on Disney's sports channel ESPN.
I a legitimately torn. If you want to come in clean, absolutely avoid it.
But it’s gooooood….. https://t.co/Y29K5yz8i4
— Rian Johnson (@r..

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Tickets Sale Date Announced

Tickets for this year's highly anticipated new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, go on sale very soon. Ticket company Fandango has announced that pre-sales for tickets will open tomorrow, October 9, after the new trailer airs during Monday Night Football.
Fandango is the “most anticipated movie of the year,” the ticket-seller said, citing one of its surveys. A survey of Fandango users showed that an astonishingly high percentage–95 percent–said they plan to see the movie in theatres. The film, which is directed by Loooper's Rian Johnson opens on December 15.
Get ready. Trailer tomorrow. #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/woC9KF4GH8
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 8, 2017Fandango is of course just one ticket-seller, but the company appears to be the first to say when tickets go on sale. Buying through Fandango gets you a free Last Jedi poster.
“There's nothing quite like a new Star Wars movie, with its nostalgic appeal, new characters and creatures, rousing action and inspirin..

This JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Statue At NYCC Is Amazing

New York Comic-Con is filled with a ton of eye-catching booths, events, and cosplayers everywhere. It's a sensory overload; however, I found calm and inner-peace when I was this life-sized JoJo's Bizarre Adventure statue at the Viz Media booth, which you can stare at for hours below.
This statue coming in at around seven feet tall is quite possibly one of the coolest things at the convention. The attention to detail, the paint, and sculpting are amazing. After getting hypnotized by Jotaro's two belts, floating gold chain, and the defiantly popped collar on his jacket, I knew I need to start watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
Viz Media had the statue out as part of a contest during New York Comic Con where they wanted con-goers to take a selfie using the hashtag #jojospose on Twitter and Instagram. Winners would then be selected to receive Set 1 on Blu-ray. The link to the contest rules is broken, but Viz is offering up a few deals on their products, so if you'r..

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Teased With Clip Of Rey’s Lightsaber Skills

A new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer will be shown on October 9 during Monday Night Football and, ahead of it, a teaser has been released. The video, which you can watch below, appeared on Twitter and shows Rey wielding a lightsaber.
The scene seems to pick up shortly after the closing moments of The Force Awakens, during which Rey travels to Ahch-To to meet older Luke Skywalker. As you can imagine, Rey will no doubt undergo training under Luke's tutelage, and the video is a sneak peek at that.
Get ready. Trailer tomorrow. #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/woC9KF4GH8
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 8, 2017The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15. Actor John Boyega, who plays Finn, recently revealed some new plot details and explained that Finn would continue to be a reluctant hero. “He just wants to get away and not be involved,” he said. “His intention in the first place was to go to the Outer Rim. He was brought back [in The Force Awakens], but this is his chance to get a..