Best of the Week: 'Star Wars' Topped the Box Office, Emma Stone Is the New Cruella de Vil and More

Best of the Week: 'Star Wars' Topped the Box Office, Emma Stone Is the New Cruella de Vil and More

Jan 08, 2016

The Important News

Box Office Milestone: Star Wars: The Force Awakens became the highest-grossing movie ever in America.

More Star Wars Mania: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is moviegoers' most-anticipated movie of 2016. The solo Han Solo movie will be set 10 years before A New Hope.

Franchise Fever: Michael Bay will direct Transformers 5Creed 2 could bring back Apollo. Sylvester Stallone announced the Rambo franchise is dead.

Casting Net: Christoph Waltz could appear in more James Bond movies. Tony Jaa and Jet Li joined XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. Ben Mendelsohn might play the villain in Ready Player One

Remake Report: Emma Stone will star in Disney's live-action Cruela De Vil movie. Kelly Rohrbach will play the Pamela Anderson character in the Baywatch movie. Guillermo del Toro might direct The Fantastic Voyage.

New Directors/New Films: Aaron Sorkin will make his directorial debut with Molly's Game. Martin Scorsese is making two classical music biopics.

Play Time: Dog Day Afternoon is becoming a Broadway show.

Writing Round-up: Beyonce is writing a period drama she might star in.

Weird Science: Mark Zuckerberg is building his own JARVIS a la Iron Man.

Reel TV: Guillermo del Toro has a Trollhunters series headed to Netflix. M. Night Shyamalan is rebooting Tales From the Crypt.

Awards Seasoning: The PGA Award nominees were announced. The BAFTA nominees were announced.

Festival Circuitry: The new Pee-wee Herman movie will debut at SXSW


The Videos and Geek Stuff

New Movie Trailers: The BossThe Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, TumbledownThe Crown, JeruzalemRatter and The Get Down.

TV Spots: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and The Fifth Wave.

Watch: An honest trailer for The Martian.

See: More officially released images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And behind-the-scenes images showing how the lightsabers looked on set.

Read: The best fan theory about Rey's origin in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Watch: All of the first six Star Wars movies at the same time.

See: The Little Mermaid mashed with Star Wars.

Learn: How to make BB-8 cake pops. And the back story of the cool Stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

See: The 14 current stars of the X-Men movie universe in one image.

Learn: What happened to Will Smith's character from Independence Day.

Watch: Inside Out without all the inside parts.

See: A movie star publicly shamed someone pirating her new movie.

Learn: Why Joss Whedon left the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Watch: A supercut of directors cameoing in their own movies.

See: Why The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are the same.

Watch: A creepy documentary about the real forest in The Forest


Our Features

2016 Movie Previews: Our most anticipated movies you may not know about. And the horror movies that will scare you this year.

Comic Book Movie Guides: New Year's resolutions for the comic book movies of 2016.

Superhero Movie Guide: Wonder Woman comics to read before seeing Batman v Superman.

Horror Movie Guide: The best horror movies of 2015.

RIP: We remembered the important people we lost in December.

Home Viewing: Here's our guide to everything hitting VOD this week





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