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The Cinema Squad Podcast
93 minutes | Oct 15, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #69 - Halloween & Stephen King Movies!!
The Cinema Squad is a weekly Movie News Podcast brought to you by insiders currently working within the film & tv industry. On this episode, we are discussing the week of October 9th – 15th, 2017.
119 minutes | Oct 8, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #68 - Guest: Director/Writer/Producer Joshua Caldwell!!
The Cinema Squad is a weekly Movie News Podcast brought to you by insiders currently working within the film & tv industry. On this episode, we are discussing the week of October 2nd – 8th, 2017.
113 minutes | Oct 1, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #67 - Guest: Screenwriter Amanda Pendolino!!
The Cinema Squad is a weekly Movie News Podcast brought to you by insiders currently working within the film & tv industry. On this episode, we are discussing the week of September 25th – October 1st, 2017.
97 minutes | Sep 24, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #66 - Guest: Writer/Actor John Pollono!!
The Cinema Squad is a weekly Movie News Podcast brought to you by insiders currently working within the film & tv industry. On this episode, we are discussing the past THREE weeks of movie news from September 4th - 24th, 2017.
65 minutes | Sep 12, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #65 - McQ&A with Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie!
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!
87 minutes | Sep 3, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #64 - Guest: Writer/Director Emily Carmichael!!
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
102 minutes | Aug 20, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #63 - Special Millennial Themed Episode!!
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 SEG
104 minutes | Aug 13, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #62 - Guest: Actor, Writer & Director Bill Watterson!!
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
89 minutes | Aug 6, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #61 - Guest: Storyboard Artist Jeremy Simser!!
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
87 minutes | Jul 30, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #60 - Guests: Marianne & Cormac Wibberley
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
89 minutes | Jul 23, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #59 - Guest: Screenwriter & Author GARY WHITTA!!
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
121 minutes | Jul 17, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #58 - Guest: Actor & Host Mike Kalinowski!!
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
95 minutes | Jul 8, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #57 - Spider-Man: Homecoming Review!!
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.
109 minutes | Jun 25, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #56 - Guest: Actress, Host & Producer Emma Fyffe!!
CINEMA SQUAD 6/25/17 UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “The Only Living Boy in New York,” “Thank You for Your Service,” “Marshall,” “Stronger,” & “Annabelle: Creation.” -Geoff Johns & Patty Jenkins are writing ‘Wonder Woman 2’ -The H Collective will produce “xXx 4.” -David Mamet to adapt "The Force" for Fox. -Christine Lavaf to write “The Twilight Zone” for Warner Bros. -Kyle Chandler & Corey Stoll to co-star with Ryan Gosling in "First Man." -Neve Campbell joins Dwayne Johnson in "Skyscraper." -Carnage joins Sony's "Venom" film. -Sony is eyeing films based on Mysterio & Kraven the Hunter. -"Jurassic World 2" now titled "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." -Next “Saw” film now titled “Jigsaw.” -A “Downton Abbey” movie is moving forward at Carnival Films & NBCUniveral. -Daniel Day-Lewis has decided to retire from acting. THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $45-Million is TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (5-day total: $69m) 2nd with $26-Million is WONDER WOMAN 3rd with $25-Million is CARS 3 4th with $7-Million is 47 METERS DOWN 5th with $6-Million is ALL EYEZ ON ME THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Despicable Me 3” – “The House” – “Baby Driver” – “Okja” THE HOT LIST -The “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff has parted ways with directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller -- Ron Howard will take over directing duties. -Jack Black will star in “The House With a Clock in its Walls” with Eli Roth directing for Amblin Entertainment & Mythology Entertainment. -Focus Features will release "Boy Erased" from writer/director Joel Edgerton. TRIVIA – TROUBLED FILM PRODUCTIONS While Phil Lord & Chris Miller leaving the “Han Solo” film is surprising, it certainly is not the first or last time a director will be let go from a movie. So let’s test some Cinema Squad Trivia on some other projects where the directors have been replaced… DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Woody Harrelson & Kevin Costner to star in "Highwayman" at Netflix with John Lee Hancock directing. -Sony is developing a movie based on the children’s picture book “The Day the Crayons Quit.” -Tommy Lee Jones to star with Brad Pitt in "Ad Astra," that James Gray co-wrote with Ethan Gross and will direct for New Regency. CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW WITH NEW GUEST EMMA FYFFE
74 minutes | Jun 18, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #55 - Best & Worst of 2017 So Far!!
CINEMA SQUAD 6/18/17 UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Flatliners” “Daddy’s Home 2” “Happy Death Day” “Goodbye Christopher Robin” & “Detroit.” -“The Intouchables” remake gets a March 9, 2018 release date. -Michelle Monaghan joins “Mission: Impossible 6.” -Isla Fisher joins New Line's “Tag.” -New Line sets a "Conjuring 2" spinoff based on the Crooked Man. -Ben Kingsley joins “Operation Finale." -“The Solutrean” retitled “Alpha." -Simon Kinberg to direct "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" - Jessica Chastain to join as the villain. -Oscar winning director John G. Avildsen has died at 81. THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $53.5-Million is CARS 3 2nd with $40-Million is WONDER WOMAN 3rd with $27-Million is ALL EYEZ ON ME 4th with $13.5-Million is THE MUMMY 5th with $11.5-Million is 47 METERS DOWN THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Transformers: The Last Knight” – “The Beguiled” – “The Big Sick” – “The Bad Batch” THE HOT LIST -Dakota Johnson & Bruce Dern join Shia LaBeouf in “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” -Rawson Thurber to helm a reboot of “Cannonball Run” for Warner Bros. with Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant writing the script. -Diane Kruger joins Steve Carell in the untitled Robert Zemeckis movie based on the 2010 documentary “Marwencol.” TRIVIA – MOVIES OF 2017 Since we are halfway thru 2017, let’s test your Cinema Squad Trivia on the movies that have been released so far this year… DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -O’Shea Jackson Jr. will star in an untitled movie about the life of Major League Baseball pitcher Dock Ellis. -Lionsgate is working on a 2 Live Crew biopic “The Book Of Luke,” based on leader Luther Campbell’s autobiography. -Massy Tadjedin to direct "Circle of Treason" for Focus Features. CLOSING SEGMENT – BEST & WORST OF 2017 SO FAR Now that we’re about halfway through the 2017 year, let’s chat about the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 2017 so far…
114 minutes | Jun 11, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #54 - Guest: Screenwriter C. Robert Cargill!!
CINEMA SQUAD 6/11/17 UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New released trailers for: "American Made," "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women" & "Black Panther" -Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, & Zach Woods have joined Steven Spielberg’s “The Papers,” with Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep. -Kerry Washington & Eva Longoria are producing & starring in “24-7." -Marvel has cast Hannah John-Kamen in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” -Glenne Headly of "Dick Tracy" & "Mr. Holland's Opus" has died. -Adam West, the 1960s “Batman” himself, died Friday night. -Peter Sallis, who voiced Wallace in the 'Wallace & Gromit' movies, has died. THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $57-Million is WONDER WOMAN 2nd with $32-Million is THE MUMMY 3rd with $12-Million is CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS 4th with $10.7-Million is PIRATED OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES 5th with $6-Million is GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Cars 3” – “Rough Night” – “All Eyez on Me” – “47 Meters Down” – “The Book of Henry” – “Once Upon a Time in Venice” THE HOT LIST -Ryan Coogler & Michael B. Jordan are reuniting for "Wrong Answer." -New Line has picked up "Margie Claus," a holiday family musical with Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone. -Jaume Collet-Serra to direct “Waco” for Annapurna Pictures & Mark Boal’s Page 1 production banner. -Sony is fast tracking a remake of "Disorder" with James Mangold directing from a script by Taylor Sheridan. TRIVIA – MARVEL MOVIES NOT IN THE MCU Before Marvel Studios started creating their own feature film franchise, they had previously licensed off many of their comics to various studios. So we’re going to test some Cinema Squad Trivia on Marvel movies that are NOT in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Jake Gyllenhaal is teaming up with John Lesher for "The Lost Airman." -Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to “Unearthed” with Doug Liman attached to direct. CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW WITH GUEST C. ROBERT CARGILL
99 minutes | Jun 4, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #53 - Wonder Woman Review!!
CINEMA SQUAD 6/4/17 UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers for: “Paddington 2,” “Victoria & Abdul,” “The Mountain Between Us” & “Murder on the Orient Express” -Top Gun sequel will be titled: "Top Gun: Maverick." -Adam Wingard to direct “Godzilla vs. Kong." -Charlie Heaton joins "New Mutants.” -Hailee Steinfeld to star in Paramount’s “Bumblebee." THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $100.5-Million is WONDER WOMAN 2nd with $23.5-Million is CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS 3rd with $21-Million is PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES 4th with $9.7-Million is GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 5th with $8.5-Million is BAYWATCH THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “The Mummy” – “Megan Leavey” – “It Comes at Night” – “My Cousin Rachel” – “The Hero” – “Beatriz at Dinner” – “Shimmer Lake” THE HOT LIST -Michelle Williams to co-star with Amy Schumer in “I Feel Pretty.” DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Fox Animation is developing a movie based on the book “The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole.” -Viggo Mortensen to star in “Green Book.” -First Look Media to co-produce & finance “On the Other Side” with Carey Mulligan attached to star. CLOSING SEGMENT – GET TO KNOW THE SQUAD We’ve been bringing you movie news for over 53 weeks so far, and sure, you can read our quick bios on TheCinemaSquad.com website, but I thought we’d tell you a bit about your Cinema Squad host & moderator so you can get to know who’s leading the shows each week.
98 minutes | May 29, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #52 - Guest: Brianne Chandler (aka Miss Movies)!!
CINEMA SQUAD 5/29/17 UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers this week: "Wonder," "Shimmer Lake," "Wind Rider," "Lucky Logan" "Spiderman: Homecoming" & "Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets." -Sam Mendes to direct Disney’s live-action "Pinocchio." -Eva Longoria joins “Overboard” remake at MGM. -Jack Kesy to play the villain in "Deadpool 2." -Conrad Vernon to develop “The Jetsons" movie. -Gina Prince-Bythewood to direct “Silver Sable & Black Cat” for Sony. -Rosario Dawson joins “New Mutants." -“The Boss Baby 2” dated for March 26, 2021. -Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” reboot set for June 7, 2019. -“Bride of Frankenstein” set for Feb. 14, 2019, Bill Condon to direct. -A "Resident Evil" reboot is underway, James Wan to produce, script by Greg Russo. -Tom Cruise confirms "Top Gun 2," Joseph Kosinski front-runner to direct. -Roger Moore died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89. 4-DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $77-Million is PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES 2nd with $25-Million is GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 3rd with $22-Million is BAYWATCH 4th with $13-Million is ALIEN: COVENANT 5th with $7.4-Million is EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Wonder Woman” – “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” – “Vincent N Roxxy” – “Churchill” THE HOT LIST -Zack Snyder is stepping away from "Justice League" for the moment. Joss Whedon to handle reshoots. -Rihanna & Lupita Nyong'o to co-star in Netflix movie from director Ava DuVernay and writer Issa Rae. -Sam Claflin joins Shailene Woodley in STX Entertaiment’s survival drama “Adrift." -Tom Holland to star in Sony’s “Uncharted” film. TRIVIA – ZACK SNYDER’S FILMS DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Jessica Chastain to star in & produce "Seducing Ingrid Bergman." -Blake Lively to star in CBS Films’ thriller “The Husband’s Secret.” -Joey King & Julia Goldani-Telles to co-star in "Slender Man." CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW WITH GUEST BRIANNE CHANDLER
107 minutes | May 21, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #51 - Special Guest Screenwriter Dwain Worrell!!
CINEMA SQUAD 5/14/17 UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: "Battle of the Sexes," "The Emoji Movie," "Good Time," "The Wedding Part," “The Glass Castle,” “OKJA,” “The House,” “Patti Cake$” and "War for the Planet of the Apes." -Jimmy Kimmel to Host the 2018 Oscars. -Charles Dance joins "Godzilla: King Of The Monsters." -Angela Bassett joins "Mission: Impossible 6." -David Ayer in talks to direct "Scarface" reboot. -Claire Foy is top choice to play Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web." -James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” gets a release date. -Tom Hardy is set to star in Sony’s “Venom,” with director Ruben Fleischer. -“Mamma Mia” sequel “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!,” written & directed by Ol Parker to hit 7/20/18. -Shawn Levy will direct “The Fall." -Blake Lively to star in "Bruised" directed by Nick Cassavetes. -Powers Boothe died last Sunday morning. -Brad Grey died last Sunday night. THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $36-Million is ALIEN: COVENANT 2nd with $35-Million is GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3rd with $12-Million is EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING 4th with $7.6-Million is SNATCHED 5th with $7.2-Million is DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” – “Baywatch” – “War Machine” – “Black Butterfly” – “Berlin Syndrome” THE HOT LIST -Simon Pegg & Nick Frost formed a production banner called Stolen Picture, and will open its doors with "Slaughterhouse Rulez." -Billy Crudup joins Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig in Richard Linklater’s “Where’d You Go Bernadette?" -Sam Rockwell is teaming with Taraji P. Henson to star in "The Best of Enemies." TRIVIA – LIMITED LOCATION FILMS In honor of our guest today who’s limited location script “The Wall” climbed to the top of the 2014 Black List of the Best Unproduced Screenplays in Hollywood, I thought we’d test out some Cinema Squad Trivia on other Limited Location Movies. DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Zac Efron will star as Ted Bundy for director Joe Berlinger in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile." -Jonah Hill to star in "Uncut Gems," from directors Josh & Benny Safdie. -Zero Gravity Management & The Story Company are developing a feature about the racial unrest that happened in the Greenwood section of Tulsa, OK, dubbed “Black Wall Street.” -Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen are set
109 minutes | May 14, 2017
Cinema Squad - Ep. #50 - Special Guest Robert Meyer Burnett!!
CINEMA SQUAD 5/14/17 UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS -New trailers released for: “Blade Runner 2049,” “Wonder Woman,” “The Limehouse Golem,” & “Home Again” -"Edge of Tomorrow" sequel will be titled "Live. Die. Repeat. And Repeat." Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt will return. -Walton Goggins joins "Maze Runner: The Death Cure." -"Winchester" film to be released Feb. 23, 2018. -Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, & Lewis Pullman to star in “The Strangers 2." -Cliff Curtis joins the four "Avatar" sequels. -Jack O’Connell, Chloe Grace Moretz & Josh Gad to star in writer/directors Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman’s film "Party of the Century." -Jake Johnson to join Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, & Hannibal Buress in the New Line comedy “Tag." THE BOX OFFICE REPORT 1st with $62-Million is GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 2nd with $17.5-Million is SNATCHED 3rd with $14.7-Million is KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD 4th with $5-Million is FATE OF THE FURIOUS 5th with $4.8-Million is BOSS BABY THEATER - NETFLIX - OR NEVER Opening next weekend: “Alien: Covenant” – “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” – “Everything, Everything” – “Wakefield” THE HOT LIST -Jackie Chan & Sylvester Stallone to star in "Ex-Baghdad," with Scott Waugh to direct. -Russell Crowe to co-star with David Oyelowo in “Arc of Justice” for the Mark Gordon Company. -Uma Thurman to join Matthew McConaughey & Anne Hathaway in Steven Knight’s "Serenity." -“Hellboy” to be rebooted with director Neil Marshall & actor David Harbour. TRIVIA – GEEK/NERD MOVIES DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND -Liam Neeson to star in the independent thriller “Retribution,” a remake of the 2015 Spanish film “El Desconocido.” -Margot Robbie to star in "Dreamland," that will be directed by Sundance winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte. -Johnny Depp to star in "Richard Says Goodbye," a comedy-drama from writer-director Wayne Roberts. CLOSING SEGMENT – INTERVIEW WITH GUEST ROBERT MEYER BURNETTE
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