Best of the Week: Oscar Nominations, Golden Globe Winners, 'Cloverfield' Sequel and More
The Important News
Awards: The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road led the Oscar nominations. The Revenant and The Martian led the Golden Globe winners. Ridley Scott and many first-timers received DGA Award nominations. And the worst movies got their Razzie nominations.
Box Office: The Revenant was not able to knock Star Wars: The Force Awakens from its box office throne.
More Star Wars Mania: Eight actors were shortlisted for the role of young Han Solo. Princess Leia will appear on Star Wars Rebels. Star Wars VIII will reportedly be much darker. J.J. Abrams commented on the theories of Rey's parentage.
Marvel Madness: Ryan Coogler was confirmed to helm Black Panther.
DC Delirium: Amber Heard will play Hera in Aquaman and Justice League.
Sequelitis: Creed 2 was set for a November 2017 release. World War Z needs a new director. George Miller confirmed he still is going to make more Mad Max sequels.
Franchise Fever: Chronicles of Narnia is being rebooted. Fast and Furious 8 will take the series in a new direction. Ridley Scott said Alien: Covenant will aim for a hard R rating.
Casting Net: Adam Driver will star in the next Jim Jarmusch movie.
Remake Report: Ridley Scott might direct the movie version of The Prisoner. Jake Kasdan will direct the Jumanji remake.
New Directors/New Films: Louis Leterrier will direct The Fireman. Guillermo del Toro might direct Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
Play Time: Quentin Tarantino is adapting The Hateful Eight for the stage.
R.I.P.: David Bowie died of cancer at 69. Alan Rickman also died of cancer at 69.
The Videos and Geek Stuff
New Movie Trailers: 10 Cloverfield Lane, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Green Room, The Secret Life of Pets, Money Monster, Free State of Jones, Rabid Dogs, Sing Street, The Witch and Triple 9.
TV Spots: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Race.
Watch: A fake trailer for a serious version of Dumb & Dumber.
See: New Deadpool marketing fun.
Watch: A fake trailer for Ride Along 3.
See: How they shot the craziest scene in The Revenant.
Watch: The Revenant parodied as an Oregon Trail movie.
See: The best Star Wars cosplay of the last five years.
Watch: The official music video tie-in promoting China's Star Wars: The Force Awakens release.
See: Where Maz Kanata appears to show up in The Phantom Menace.
Watch: A time-lapse tribute to the 70mm projection of The Hateful Eight.
See: The problem with movie trailers today.
Learn: How Hollywood makes their movies scientifically accurate.
See: Hologram recreations of your favorite movie scenes.
Movie Reviews: 13 Hours might be Michael Bay's angriest movie.
Geek Movie Guide: What if the Oscars only nominated geek movies?
Sci-Fi Movie Guide: A brief history of science fiction at the Oscars.
Sci-Fi Movie Guide: How to manage the hype for 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Comic Book Movie Guide: Looking back on the 1978 Doctor Strange.
Comic Book Movie Guide: Who we'd like to see play the villains of all the DC movies.
Home Viewing: Here's our guide to everything hitting VOD this week. And here's our guide to all the best new indie and international DVD and Blu-ray releases.
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