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Your preview of the new Cinema Squad Channel Presentation: The Envelope Podcast has ended. To continue listening, please go here & subscribe: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-envelope/id1354766055?mt=2 On The Envelope, we will be discussing & reviewing every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History. We will start at the beginning and work our way toward present day.
Here is your 2nd episode preview of the new Cinema Squad Channel Presentation: The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we will be discussing & reviewing every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History. We will start at the beginning and work our way toward present day. On this episode, we are discussing the second Best Picture Winner: “The Broadway Melody.” “The Broadway Melody” follows a pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit who try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt. Written by Norman Houston & James Gleason from a story by Edmund Goulding, and directed by Harry Beaumont, the film stars Anita Page, Charles King and Bessie Love. Bessie Love was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. Harry Beaumont was nominated for Best Director. We are a Cinema Squad Production, presented on the Cinema Squad Podcast Channel. You can reach anyone here at TheCinemaSquad.com – Just go there to email us, check our bios, and keep up with the latest episode.
Here is your preview of the new Cinema Squad Channel Presentation: The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we will be discussing & reviewing every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History. We will start at the beginning and work our way toward present day. Today we are discussing the very first Academy Award winner for Best Picture: WINGS. “WINGS" follows two young men (one rich, one middle class) who are in love with the same woman as they become fighter pilots in World War I. The film was directed by William Wellman and starred Clara Bow, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, and Richard Arlen. We are a Cinema Squad Production, presented on the Cinema Squad Podcast Channel. You can reach anyone here at TheCinemaSquad.com – Just go there to email us, check our bios, and keep up with the latest episode.
The Cinema Squad is a weekly Movie News Podcast brought to you by insiders who have worked within the film & tv industry.  On this extended episode, we discuss our Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2017 and recap the year in movies!
CINEMA SQUAD 11/18/17 _____________________ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “The Greatest Showman” “Deadpool 2” “The Strangers: Prey At Night” “A Quiet Place” “Rampage” “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” & “The Incredibles 2” -“Wonder Woman 2” release moved to Nov. 1, 2019. -Sony Pictures is developing a "Morbius, The Living Vampire" movie. -Universal's Illumination Entertainment is making a Super Mario Bros movie. -Warner Bros. released image & name for “Fantastic Beasts” sequel. -James Franco to play Multiple Man in a stand-alone film for Fox. -Mel Gibson & Frank Grillo to star in “Boss Level" for Joe Carnahan to direct. _____________________ THE BOX OFFICE REPORT **No Box Office Report this week – But will discuss Box Office Predictions for “Justice League”** _____________________ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Coco” – “Darkest Hour” – “Call Me by Your Name” – “The Man Who Invented Christmas” _____________________ THE HOT LIST -Paramount Players is adapting the Nickelodeon show “Are You Afraid of the Dark” as a feature film and set “It” scribe Gary Dauberman to write the script. -Paramount Players has signed Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson to star in "What Men Want," a comedy inspired by the 2000 Nancy Meyers hit romantic comedy "What Women Want." -Stephen Chbosky will pen, with an eye to direct, "Prince Charming," for Disney. -Tatiana Maslany & Sebastian Stan to join Nicole Kidman in "Destroyer." _____________________ CLOSING SEGMENT – JUSTICE LEAGUE REVIEW & BOX OFFICE PREDICTION
CINEMA SQUAD 11/12/17 ______________________ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Sherlock Gnomes” “Fifty Shades Freed” “Game Night” & “Hostiles” -Asher Angel cast as Billy Batson in “Shazam!" -Derek Connolly will write the "Metal Gear Solid" movie. -Alex Kurtzman & Chris Morgan have departed Universal Pictures "Dark Universe." -Sony & director Ridley Scott will replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in “All the Money in the World." ______________________ THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $56-Million is THOR: RAGNAROK 2nd with $30-Million is DADDY’S HOME 2 3rd with $28-Million is MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS 4th with $11.5-Million is A BAD MOM’S CHRISTMAS 5th with $3-Million is JIGSAW ______________________ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Justice League” – “Wonder” – “The Star” – “Mudbound” ______________________ THE HOT LIST -"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy. -Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, George MacKay & Essie Davis will star in “True History of the Kelly Gang." -Ashley Judd & Edward James Olmos will star in Sony’s “A Dog’s Way Home." ______________________ TRIVIA – FAMOUS REPLACEMENTS The news of Kevin Spacey being replaced in “All the Money in the World” is certainly a very unique and unprecedented situation. However, actors have been replaced in movies by other actors before (granted, under very different circumstances). So today we’re going to test some Cinema Squad Trivia on Famous Actor Replacements. ______________________ DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Fox has bought the spec script “Crater” by John J. Griffin with Shawn Levy in talks to direct. -Nacho Vigalondo is teaming with Robert Kirkman to adapt "The Comeback" for Sony. -Endeavor Content has acquired the film rights to "The Stars Beneath Our Feet" for Michael B. Jordan to direct. ______________________ CLOSING SEGMENT - INTERVIEW WITH GUEST: WRITER SCOTT MYERS
CINEMA SQUAD 11/05/17 ______________________ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New Red-Band trailer for “I, Tonya" -New TV-Spot for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” -"Creed 2" will hit theaters November 21st, 2018. -Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer to direct the “Pet Sematary” remake at Paramount. -Carey Mulligan will play Gloria Steinem in “An Uncivil War." -Adam Sztykiel to write "Black Adam" movie starring Dwayne Johnson. -Mark Strong & Grace Fulton join "Shazam!" -Brett Ratner-Directed Hugh Hefner Biopic on hold. ______________________ THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $121-Million is THOR: RAGNAROK 2nd with $17-Million is A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS 3rd with $6-Million is JIGSAW 4th with $4-Million is BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN 5th with $3-Million is GEOSTORM ______________________ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Murder on the Orient Express” – “Daddy's Home 2” – “Mayhem” ______________________ THE HOT LIST -Lupita Nyong’o & Josh Gad will star in "Little Monsters," a zombie comedy from writer-director Abe Forsythe. -Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to “The Paper Bag Princess." -Netflix has acquired the rights to Federico D’Alessandro’s sci-fi thriller “Tau,” starring Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein and Gary Oldman. ______________________ TRIVIA – NETFLIX With the company growing larger with each passing day, to the point where it seems they’re taking over the Film & TV industry, I thought we’d test some Cinema Squad Trivia on Netflix. ______________________ DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Ron Shelton to direct “Escape Artist,” a project about Ed “Hacksaw” Jones, whose claim to fame is that he broke out of 14 prisons. -Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to star in "7500," an airline hijacking thriller. -Lena Headey to star in “Banking on Mr. Toad,” a live-action & CGI movie about the life of “Wind in the Willows” author Kenneth Grahame. ______________________ CLOSING SEGMENT - INTERVIEW WITH GUEST: DIRECTOR NICK EVERHART
CINEMA SQUAD 10/29/17 ______________________ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Phantom Thread” & “Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built” -"Logan" spinoff focusing on X-23 in the works. -An animated "Addams Family" movie is coming from MGM. -Ben Mendelsohn to play the main antagonist in "Captain Marvel." -Justin Lin to direct "Fast & Furious" 9 & 10. -Adam Driver has joined "Black Klansman." -Zachary Levi will play the title character in “Shazam!" -Gareth Evans to write & direct a "Deathstroke" film for Warner Bros. ______________________ THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $16-Million is JIGSAW 2nd with $9-Million is BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN 3rd with $5-Million is GEOSTORM 4th with $4.7-Million is HAPPY DEATH DAY 5th with $4-Million is BLADE RUNNER 2049 ______________________ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Thor: Ragnarok” – “A Bad Moms Christmas” – “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” – “Last Flag Flying” – “LBJ” – “Lady Bird” ______________________ THE HOT LIST -Renee Zellweger to star in "Judy," playing the legendary Judy Garland in the true story of the singer & actress’ final concerts in London. -Paramount Players has hired writer-director Nick Stoller to work on the script for a live-action “Dora the Explorer” movie. -Drew Goddard to tackle the big-screen adaptation of "Nevermoor," a kids fantasy book that launches on Halloween. ______________________ TRIVIA – HALLOWEEN MOVIES – PART 2 Last week, we did our Halloween Movies Trivia Part 1 and focused on Family Friendly Halloween films. Well this week we’re going full tilt HORROR with some Cinema Squad Trivia on Halloween Movies for adults. ______________________ DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Tom Hanks will star in “Bios" with “Game of Thrones” helmer Miguel Sapochnik directing. -Aaron Taylor-Johnson will star in the feature adaptation of James Frey’s book “A Million Little Pieces” with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing. ______________________ CLOSING SEGMENT - PREVIEW OF OUR INTERVIEW INTERVIEW WITH GUEST JOE LYNCH
Joe Lynch is an American film director, music video director, cinematographer and actor. He's directed such films as 20th Century Fox’s “Wrong Turn 2: Dead End,” “Knights of Badassdom” with Steve Zahn & Peter Dinklage for IndieVest Pictures, the Horror/Comedy Anthology “Chillerama” (with fellow directors Adam Rifkin, Adam Green & Tim Sullivan), and the action/thriller “EVERLY” with Salma Hayek. Lynch’s latest film “MAYHEM,” produced by Circle Of Confusion, staring Steven Yeun (THE WALKING DEAD) and Samara Weaving (ASH vs EVIL DEAD, THE BABYSITTER), arrives in theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on November 10, 2017.
Kailey Marsh is a literary manager, producer and cinephile. Founded in 2013, her company Kailey Marsh Media represents screenwriters and directors whose work spans all genres in the feature, television and new media space. Before becoming a manager, Kailey assisted Steven Schneider on PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, and then moved to Circle of Confusion, where she assisted two literary managers, and discovered a love for client representation, and started BloodList in 2009. _____________ The BloodList – bloodlist.com _____________ BloodList was created in 2009 to bring attention to unproduced dark genre screenplays & pilots in circulation. A calendar year for a script to be considered runs from October 31st to the following October 31st, the list is announced around Halloween annually. Only working executives can vote on the list. BloodList has become a resource for dark genre producers searching for the perfect material, and some snatch their next project here first. On top of the annual list, BloodList is expanding into a producing, and financing entity.
CINEMA SQUAD 10/22/17 _______________________ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Black Panther” “Blockers” “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond” “12 Strong” & “I, Tonya” -Cher joins "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" -“Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff officially titled: “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” -Sylvia Hoeks has joined Sony’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web." -Character actor Brent Briscoe died on Wednesday. _______________________ THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $21.6-Million is TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN 2nd with $13-Million is GEOSTORM 3rd with $9-Million is HAPPY DEATH DAY 4th with $7-Million is BLADE RUNNER 2049 5th with $6-Million is ONLY THE BRAVE _______________________ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Jigsaw” – “Suburbicon” – “Thank You for Your Service” – “The Square” – “All I See Is You” _______________________ THE HOT LIST -Jennifer Lopez & Vanessa Hudgens will star in “Second Act” for STX Films. -Andrew Kevin Walker will script "Lone Wolf & Cub" for Paramount. -Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Common to star in "All About Nina." _______________________ TRIVIA – HALLOWEEN MOVIES – PART 1 In last week’s closing segment, we discussed our favorite movies to watch at Halloween, but now let’s see how well you know your Halloween movies with some Cinema Squad Trivia! (this will be Part 1 – we’ll do more Halloween Movie Trivia next week as well) _______________________ DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Brenton Thwaites & Ben Robson to star in “A Violent Separation." -Netflix has picked up the hot spec screenplay "Kate" scripted by Umair Aleem. _______________________ CLOSING SEGMENT - INTERVIEW WITH BLOODLIST CREATOR KAILEY MARSH
CINEMA SQUAD 10/15/17 _______________________ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” & "New Mutants" -Sylvester Stallone has signed on to direct "Creed 2." -Tyler Perry will play Colin Powell in the untitled Dick Cheney movie. -Tommy Lee Jones will join Blumhouse Production’s “Stone." -Mike Vukadinovich has been hired to rewrite "Beetlejuice 2" for Warner Bros. _______________________ THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $26.5-Million is HAPPY DEATH DAY 2nd with $15-Million is BLADE RUNNER 2049 3rd with $12-Million is THE FOREIGNER 4th with $6-Million is IT 5th with $5.6-Million is THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US _______________________ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “The Snowman” – “Geostorm” – “Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” – “Only the Brave” – “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” – “Same Kind of Different as Me” – “Wonderstruck ” _______________________ THE HOT LIST -Gal Gadot will star in "Ruin," a Justin Kurzel-directed drama scripted by Matthew & Ryan Firpo. -Will Smith & Tom Holland will voice the lead characters in the animated film "Spies in Disguise." -Writer Josh Boone is set to write the big screen adaptation of the Stephen King & Peter Straub novel "The Talisman." _______________________ TRIVIA – STEPHEN KING FILMS With “IT” continuing its fantastic theater run, the film “Gerald’s Game” recently hitting Netflix, the “Mr. Mercedes” TV series getting a second season, the “Castle Rock” series coming to Hulu soon from Bad Robot, and this recent news of Josh Boone tackling “The Talisman,” I thought we’d honor the King Of Horror himself with some Cinema Squad Trivia on Stephen King Films. _______________________ DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Sony Pictures acquired the rights to adapt “Catan,” the influential board game also known as “The Settlers of Catan,” into a film. -Dean Israelite to direct the sci-fi thriller "Unexplained Phenomenon" for Amblin Partners. -Linda Cardellini to star in New Line’s upcoming horror film “The Children." _______________________ CLOSING SEGMENT – FAVORITE HALLOWEEN MOVIES October is here! So it’s time to dust off those horror classics and scare yourself into the Halloween mood. My question for the panel: What scary horror movies (or just Halloween movies) do you watch every year to get into the mood for Halloween? What are your Halloween traditions?
CINEMA SQUAD 10/08/17 UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Paddington 2” “The Babysitter” “The Star” “Newness” “Replicas” “Mayhem” “Pacific Rim: Uprising” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” -Kate Winslet has joined James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels. -Jared Leto will star as Hugh Hefner in an untitled biopic. -Judy Greer will star in David Gordon Green's "Halloween" re-launch. -Anna Paquin will join Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" for Netflix. -Jenny Slate will join Sony’s “Venom.” -Ansel Elgort to lead Warner Bros. & Amazon Studios' “The Goldfinch." -Fox is developing a "Bob's Burgers" movie. -Joachim Ronning to direct the "Maleficent" sequel for Disney. -Gore Verbinski to direct "Gambit" at Fox. -Universal has moved “Fast and Furious 9” to April 10th, 2020. -Universal has dated the Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham “Fast and Furious” spinoff for July 26, 2019. -Universal has removed its “Bride of Frankenstein” reboot from its release schedule. THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $31-Million is BLADE RUNNER 2049 2nd with $10-Million is THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US 3rd with $9-Million is IT 4th with $8.8-Million is MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE 5th with $8.1-Million is KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Marshall” – “The Foreigner” – “Happy Death Day” – “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” – “Breathe” – “Goodbye Christopher Robin”– “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” THE HOT LIST -Will Speck & Josh Gordon have signed on to direct the Amblin Partners’ thriller "The Travelers." -FilmNation Entertainment has set "Mudbound" director Dee Rees to next helm "An Uncivil War." TRIVIA – DENIS VILLENEUVE With “Blade Runner 2049” hitting theaters this weekend, I thought we’d test some Cinema Squad Trivia on one of the hottest directors currently working today: Denis Villeneuve. DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Daisy Ridley has signed on to star in the spec package “Daddio." -Liz Hannah, the screenwriter of Steven Spielberg’s "The Post" starring Meryl Streep & Tom Hanks, has just signed on to pen "Only Plane in the Sky" for MGM. CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW W/GUEST JOSHUA CALDWELL
CINEMA SQUAD 10/01/17 _______________________ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” & “Annihilation.” -Walt Becker will direct Paramount Pictures' “Clifford the Big Red Dog.” -Michelle Williams to star with Tom Hardy & Riz Ahmed in Sony’s “Venom” movie. -Kristen Stewart & Lupita Nyong'o to topline Sony’s "Charlie’s Angels" reboot. -“IT: Chapter 2” will hit theaters September 6th, 2019. -Tim Miller’s "Terminator 6" will hit theaters on July 26th, 2019. -Sony Pictures will release a "Men in Black" spin-off on May 17th, 2019. -Jude Law to co-star with Blake Lively in “The Rhythm Section” for Paramount. -Untitled buddy cop comedy with John Cena & Kumail Nanjiani set up at Universal. -Disney Channel is rebooting "Hocus Pocus" into a TV movie. _______________________ THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $17.3-Million is IT 2nd with $17.01-Million is AMERICAN MADE 3rd with $17-Million is KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE 4th with $12-Million is THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE 5th with $6.7-Million is FLATLINERS _______________________ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Blade Runner 2049” – “The Mountain Between Us” – “My Little Pony: The Movie” – “Brawl in Cell Block 99” – “The Florida Project”– “Better Watch Out” _______________________ THE HOT LIST -Leonardo DiCaprio will star as Theodore Roosevelt in the biopic “Roosevelt,” for Paramount Pictures & director Martin Scorsese. -Phil Lord & Christopher Miller will develop & direct "Artemis" for Fox & New Regency. -Denis Villeneuve will direct Sony’s long-in-development biopic “Cleopatra.” -Paramount Pictures & Bad Robot will adapt the blockbuster Japanese animated movie “Your Name.” _______________________ TRIVIA – KATE WINSLET With Kate Winslet back in a leading role with “The Mountain Between Us” hitting theaters next weekend, let’s test out some Cinema Squad Trivia on the Academy Awarding winning actress. _______________________ DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Director Jonathan Levine & "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris are teaming up for "Coming to America 2." -Tarell Alvin McCraney will script the musical "Cyrano the Moor" for David Oyelowo to star at Walt Disney Pictures. -Joe Henderson to write a reboot of "Flight of the Navigator" for Lionsgate. _______________________ CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW W/GUEST AMANDA PENDOLINO
CINEMA SQUAD 9/24/17 _______________________ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: Tomb Raider, Lady Bird, Mudbound, The Current War, Insidious: The Last Key, Fifty Shades Freed, Red Sparrow, All the Money in the World, The Disaster Artist, Peter Rabbit and Isle of Dogs -Gavin O’Connor to write & direct “Suicide Squad 2." -"It" co-writer Gary Dauberman hired to write the sequel for New Line. -Drew Goddard will write & direct “X-Force” for Fox. -Daniel Dae Kim will replace Ed Skrein in Lionsgate’s “Hellboy” reboot. -Taika Waititi to direct "Akira" for Warner Bros. -Jamie Lee Curtis to star in new "Halloween" film for Blumhouse -Jason Fuchs to write Sony’s adaptation of "Robotech." -Patty Jenkins closed a deal to direct "Wonder Woman 2." _______________________ THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $39-Million is KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE 2nd with $30-Million is IT 3rd with $21-Million is THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE 4th with $6-Million is AMERICAN ASSASSIN 5th with $3-Million is HOME AGAIN _______________________ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “American Made” – “Flatliners” – “Lucky” – “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” – “Our Souls at Night” _______________________ THE HOT LIST -J.J. Abrams to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX” for Disney & Lucas Film, and will co-write with Chris Terrio. -Linda Hamilton to star in new "Terminator" film with James Cameron producing & Tim Miller directing. -Spike Lee & Jordan Peele are teaming up on “Black Klansman,” a crime thriller about the KKK. _______________________ TRIVIA – JASON BLUM & HIS BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Production company have been popping up all over the news lately (as we just covered a few of their stories, and will get into more in a moment). Because of that, I thought we’d test some Cinema Squad Trivia on Producer Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions movies. _______________________ DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Casey Affleck to star in “Stoner” directed by Joe Wright & produced by Blumhouse. -Gal Gadot to join Bradley Cooper in the MGM thriller “Deeper.” -Tom Hanks to star in the remake of "A Man Called Ove." _______________________ CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW W/GUEST JOHN POLLONO
The Cinema Squad is a weekly Movie News Podcast brought to you by insiders currently working within the film & tv industry.  But this week we have a very special episode for you! ______________ Episode #65 is a McQ&A with Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie!  ______________ Chris has written such films as “The Usual Suspects” “Valkyrie” and “Edge of Tomorrow” and written & directed such films as “Jack Reacher” “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” and is currently filming “Mission Impossible 6." _____________ Last week, we collected questions from Podcast Listeners and combined those with our own to ash Chris. So check out the episode!
CINEMA SQUAD 9/3/17 ________________ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Killing Gunther,” “Super Troopers 2,” “Brawl In Cell Block 99,” “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” and "Nexus: 2036" -Lily Collins to co-star in Fox Searchlight’s J.R.R. Tolkien biopic “Tolkien.” -Sony Pictures to distribute “The Crow Reborn." -Paul Bettany has joined the Han Solo spinoff film. -Lionsgate's “Robin Hood” will open on September 21, 2018. -Sam Rockwell to play former President George W. Bush in Adam McKay’s “Cheney.” -Ed Skrein has left the "Hellboy" reboot amid the Whitewashing Controversy. ________________ THE HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st at the 4-Day Labor Day Box Office this weekend, with $12.9-Million is THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD 2nd with $8.9-Million is ANNABELLE: CREATION 3rd with $7-Million is WIND RIVER 4th with $6.8-Million is LEAP! 5th with $5.5-Million is LOGAN LUCKY ________________ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “It” – “Home Again” – “Gun Shy” – “Rebel in the Rye” – “Rememory”– “The Limehouse Golem” ________________ THE HOT LIST -Warner Bros & DC are developing an origin story film about The Joker. And they're developing a separate Harley Quinn & Joker film as well. -Marc Webb to direct “This Above All,” based on the true-life story of Megan Phelps-Roper, former member of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. -Ben Affleck to direct the war movie "Red Platoon" for Sony, with Casey Affleck being eyed for the lead role. ________________ TRIVIA – ORIGIN STORIES With news of the Joker origin story film, and with “Wonder Woman” becoming the highest grossing Super Hero origin story film in history over the past few weeks, I thought we’d test out some Cinema Squad Trivia on Origin Story Films. ________________ DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Will Ferrell is teaming with CBS Films to adapt "The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared." -Scott McGehee & David Siegel to write & direct a new version of "Lord Of The Flies," with an all female cast. -Keanu Reeves & Winona Ryder to reunite in “Destination Wedding." ________________ CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW W/GUEST EMILY CARMICHAEL
CINEMA SQUAD 8/20/17 ............ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Rememory,” “The Florida Project,” “Molly’s Game,” “The Meyerowitz Stories,” & “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” -Disney & Lucas Film in early development on Obi-Wan Kenobi film. -Tiffany Haddish joins "Night School" with Kevin Hart. -Cate Blanchett to co-star with Jack Black in “The House With a Clock in Its Walls." -Geneva Robertson-Dworet to rewrite “Captain Marvel." -Sasha Lane joins "Hellboy" reboot. -Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr. & Andy Garcia join "Book Club." -Universal acquired an action adventure script about the hunt for Genghis Khan’s tomb -“Mission: Impossible 6” will halt production to give Tom Cruise time to recover from an on-set injury. -Joi “S.J.” Harris died while executing a stunt on the set of the "Deadpool 2" film. ............ THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $21-Million is HITMAN’S BODYGUARD 2nd with $15-Million is ANNABELLE: CREATION 3rd with $8-Million is LOGAN LUCKY 4th with $6.7-Million is DUNKIRK 5th with $5-Million is NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE ............ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Birth of the Dragon” – “Polaroid” – “All Saints” – “Leap!” – “Death Note” ............ THE HOT LIST -Universal optioned the upcoming book "Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty" with Channing Tatum attached to star. -Paramount won a bidding war for the book "Leonardo da Vinci" with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star. -Anya Taylor-Joy to reteam with Robert Eggers on “Nosferatu” remake at Studio 8. -Jessie T. Usher to star in "Son of Shaft" for New Line & director Tim Story. ............ TRIVIA – MILLENNIAL HOLLYWOOD TALENT With so much young Hollywood talent in our news this week (Jessie T. Usher (25), Sasha Lane (21), Anya Taylor-Joy (21), and Tom Holland (who we'll discuss in Develop, Ditch or Turnaround) (21)), and in honor of our guests today, I thought we’d test out some Cinema Squad Trivia on Millennial Hollywood Talent. ............ DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -"License to Drive" is getting rebooted with female leads at 20th Century Fox. -Amy Pascal & Tom Holland to reteam on "Beneath A Scarlet Sky." -Jason Hall to rewrite & direct "The Virginian," the origin story of George Washington, at New Line. ............ CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW WITH GUESTS VIDAL WOODS & HAROLD BERON
CINEMA SQUAD 8/13/17 .................... UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Our Souls At Night," “mother!” “Wonder.” -Riz Ahmed joins Sony’s “Venom” movie. -Alfre Woodard voicing Sarabi & John Kani voicing Rafiki in "Lion King." -Ruth Negga joins “Ad Astra” for New Regency & 20th Century Fox. -Milla Jovovich joins reboot of “Hellboy." -Universal Pictures will release “Cowboy Ninja Viking” on June 28, 2019. -Rebecca Thomas to direct “Malignant" for Fox. -Disney to launch their own streaming service by 2019. .................... THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $35-Million is ANNABELLE: CREATION 2nd with $11-Million is DUNKIRK 3rd with $9-Million is THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE 4th with $7.8-Million is THE DARK TOWER 5th with $6.6-Million is THE EMOJI MOVIE .................... THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend, we have “Logan Lucky” – “The Hitman's Bodyguard” – “Shot Caller” – “Patti Cake$” – “Marjorie Prime” – “Dave Made a Maze” .................... THE HOT LIST -Amazon Studios acquired Lucille Ball biopic “Lucy and Desi” with Cate Blanchett staring & Aaron Sorkin writing. -Tim Miller to direct the adaptation of the 1986 cyberpunk novel "Neuromancer" at 20th Century Fox. -Jennifer Garner to star in "Peppermint," the Chad St. John-scripted action film for Lakeshore that will be directed by Pierre Morel. .................... TRIVIA – DIRECTORIAL DEBUTS In honor of our guest Bill Watterson making his directorial debut with his film “Dave Made A Maze,” I thought we’d honor some other directorial debuts with some Cinema Squad Trivia. .................... DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Chad Hartigan to direct sci-fi film "Departure," based on a script by Billy Ray for Good Universe. -Victoria Strouse to adapt the Katherine Sharp Landdeck book "The Women With Silver Wings" for Fox 2000. .................... CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW WITH GUEST BILL WATTERSON
CINEMA SQUAD 8/6/17......... UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “mother!” & “First They Killed My Father” -Jaume Collet-Serra to direct "Jungle Cruise" for Disney. -Clint Howard to appear in "Han Solo" movie. -John Cena joins the Transformers spinoff "Bumblebee." -Ian McShane joins the “Hellboy” reboot. -Don Johnson & Jennifer Carpenter join “Dragged Across Concrete." -Hayley Atwell to co-star with Ewan McGregor in Disney’s “Christopher Robin." -Alex Garland‘s "Annihilation" to be released Feb 23, 2018. -Marwan Kenzari to play Jafar in Disney’s live-action “Aladdin." -Sam Shepard died following complications from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.......... THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $19.5-Million is THE DARK TOWER 2nd with $17-Million is DUNKIRK 3rd with $12.6-Million is THE EMOJI MOVIE 4th with $11-Million is GIRLS TRIP 5th with $10-Million is KIDNAP......... THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER -Opening next weekend: “Annabelle: Creation” – “The Glass Castle” – “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” – “Ingrid Goes West” – “The Only Living Boy in New York” – “Good Time”......... THE HOT LIST -Neill Blomkamp to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi thriller "The Gone World" for 20th Century Fox. -Blumhouse Productions is teaming with DreamWorks Animation to develop "Spooky Jack." ......... TRIVIA – PREQUEL MOVIES ......... DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Ericson Core to direct "The Claim," written by "La La Land" Oscar winner Damien Chazelle. -Black Label Media will produce & finance "Hellhound On His Trail" with Scott Cooper is directing. -Sony-based TriStar to finance & distribute "Bronco Belle," with Natalie Portman staring & Anna Rose Holmer directing. ......... CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW WITH GUEST JEREMY SIMSER
CINEMA SQUAD 7/30/17........ UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Brad’s Status,” “Suburbicon,” “LBJ,” and a new trailer for “IT.” -IMAX theaters will play less 3D versions of Hollywood movies. -“Wonder Woman 2” will release Dec. 13, 2019. -The 25th James Bond film will release Nov. 8, 2019. -Sarah Paulson has joined M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass." -John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, & Thomas Haden Church join “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” -Ric Roman Waugh will direct “Angel Has Fallen."........ THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $28-Million is DUNKIRK 2nd with $25.6-Million is THE EMOJI MOVIE 3rd with $20-Million is GIRLS TRIP 4th with $18.6-Million is ATOMIC BLONDE 5th with $13.6-Million is SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING........ THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “The Dark Tower” – “Detroit” – “Wind River” – “Kidnap”........ THE HOT LIST -Nicholas Hoult to star as J.R.R. Tolkien in the Fox Searchlight & Chernin Entertainment film “Tolkien.” -Jared Leto to star in Sony’s "Bloodshot" based on the comic book by Valiant Entertainment. -Lionsgate won the bidding war for the spec script "Ballerina" written by Shay Hatten......... TRIVIA – KICKASS WOMEN With the news of this “Ballerina” project, “Atomic Blonde” currently in theaters, and “Wonder Woman” recently becoming the highest grossing summer film domestically, I thought we’d honor the kickass women of film with some Cinema Squad Trivia........ DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Tom Hardy will produce & star in the Bosnian War movie “My War Gone By, I Miss It So." -New Line landed the spec “Super-Intelligence” from Steve Mallory, with Melissa McCarthy attached to star & Ben Falcone directing. -Director Rick Famuyiwa to come on board the teen martial arts movie “Son of Shaolin" for Sony Pictures......... CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW WITH GUESTS MARIANNE & CORMAC WIBBERLEY
CINEMA SQUAD 7/23/17 .......... UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Leatherface,” “ALPHA,” “The Disaster Artist,” “The Snowman,” “The Shape of Water,” “Only the Brave,” “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women,” “Proud Mary,” “Jigsaw,” “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” “Rebel in the Rye,” “Justice League,” "Thor: Ragnarok" & “Ready Player One” -Storm Reid joins David Oyelowo in “Only You." -Steven Soderbergh has shot a secret new film. -Gerard McMurray to direct "The Purge 4: The Island." -Mads Mikkelsen joins Daisy Ridley & Tom Holland in "Chaos Walking." -"Shazam!" will be next DC Cinematic Universe movie that will go before cameras. -"Captain Marvel" will be in the '90s, with Nick Fury & the Skrulls. -Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen & Walton Goggins join "Ant-Man and the Wasp." -Noah Hawley developing a Doctor Doom movie at Fox. -Universal Studios eyeing Channing Tatum to play Van Helsing. -Todd McFarlane partnering with Blumhouse for new Spawn movie. -John Heard died while recovering from back surgery. -Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, died at the age of 89. -George A. Romero died last Sunday following a battle with lung cancer. .......... THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $50-Million is DUNKIRK 2nd with $30-Million is GIRLS TRIP 3rd with $21.6-Million is SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 4th with $20.4-Million is WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 5th with $17-Million is VALERIAN & THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS .......... THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “The Emoji Movie” – “Atomic Blonde” – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – “Brigsby Bear” – “Strange Weather” .......... THE HOT LIST -Felicity Jones to star as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex" for Focus Features & Participant Media. -Dev Patel to join Ben Stiller in “Chippendales” for Bold Films. -Andy Muschietti to direct Sony’s adaptation of “Robotech.” .......... TRIVIA – POST-APOCALYPTIC FILMS Post-Apocalyptic films are defined as “denoting or relating to the time following a nuclear war or other catastrophic event.” So with “War for the Planet of the Apes” in theaters and in honor of our special guest who wrote the post-apocalyptic film “Book of Eli,” I thought we’d test some Cinema Squad Trivia on Post-Apocalyptic films. .......... DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman are writing & directing a Mega Man film for Twentieth Century Fox. -Sony Pictures optioned the rights to Action Lab Comics series Princeless. .......... CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW WITH GUEST GARY WHITTA
CINEMA SQUAD 7/16/17 UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Darkest Hour,” “The Incredible Jessica James,” & “A Wrinkle in Time.” -Daniel Craig & Adele will return for next James Bond. -“Wonder Woman 2” - Princess Diana will face off against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. -Jaume Collet-Serra is front-runner to direct “Suicide Squad 2." -Director David Ayer has left “Scarface” remake. -Lily James joins “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.” -"Avengers: Infinity War" -- the Avengers will take on Thanos & his children, known as the Black Order. -John Oliver to voice Zazu in "Lion King" remake. -Mena Massoud to play Aladdin & Naomi Scott to play Jasmine in Disney's live-action "Aladdin." -"Incredibles 2" will hit theaters June 15th, 2018 -Pixar is developing a new “suburban fantasy world” film. -Taraji P. Henson joins "Wreck-It Ralph 2" along with several original Disney Princess voice actresses. -Joe Pesci joins Martin Scorsese's film "The Irishman." . THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $57-Million is WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 2nd with $45-Million is SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 3rd with $19-Million is DESPICABLE ME 3 4th with $8.7-Million is BABY DRIVER 5th with $7.6-Million is THE BIG SICK . THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Dunkirk” – “Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets” – “Girls Trip” – “Landline” . THE HOT LIST -Martin Scorsese & Leonardo DiCaprio reteaming for “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI." -Blake Lively to star in spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” for director Reed Morano. -Quentin Tarantino putting together his next project: a unique take on the Manson Family murders. . TRIVIA – QUENTIN TARANTINO Tarantino is back in the news this week with his upcoming Manson Murders project, so I thought we’d welcome Quentin back with some Cinema Squad Trivia. . DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Miramax picked up the action comedy script "The Armstrongs." -Adrian Askarieh has optioned the movie rights to comic "Spencer & Locke." . CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW WITH GUEST MIKE KALINOWSKI
CINEMA SQUAD 7/7/17 UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Pitch Perfect 3,” “A Bad Mom’s Christmas,” “Ingrid Goes West,” “The Greatest Showman,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “My Little Pony: The Movie,” “Cult of Chucky,” & “Breathe.” -Ben Affleck is in talks with Warner Bros. for “The Accountant 2.” -New Line moving forward with “The Conjuring 3.” -Gwendoline Christie joins “Marwencol.” -Julian Dennison joins "Deadpool 2." -Michael Nyqvist died at the age of 56 after battling lung cancer. THE BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS Since we recorded this episode on a Friday, we’re not able to speak to the Box Office Report, but we can make Predictions! THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “War for the Planet of the Apes” – “Wish Upon” – “Lady Macbeth” – “To the Bone” THE HOT LIST -Hugh Jackman to star in Jason Reitman's "The Frontrunner." -Two-time Emmy winner Gail Mancuso to direct DreamWorks comedy "Besties." -“Baby Driver” star Ansel Elgort to play John F. Kennedy in “Mayday 109.” TRIVIA – ACTION MOVIE CAR CHASES With “Baby Driver” rockin’ some incredible action with it’s fantastic car chase sequences, I thought we’d test some Cinema Squad Trivia on action films with memorable car chases. DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -“Boondock Saints” director Troy Duffy to helm “The Blood Spoon Council.” -Fox developing Russell Simmons biopic: “Life and Def: Sex Drugs Money + God.” -Universal Pictures won the auction for screen rights to "The Cruel Prince." CLOSING SEGMENT – MOVIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED Summer Blockbusters & Oscar Contenders seem to be the most discussed movies every year. However, there are several diamonds in the rough that go overlooked with each passing movie season. So here we’d like to recommend some movies you might have missed that you should check out now.
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Cinema Squad
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Feb 23rd, 2016
Latest Episode
Apr 2nd, 2018
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83
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