First Look at Andy Serkis's 'Mowgli'

So this movie suffers from some seriously bad timing, since Disney's Jungle Book came out just two years ago and was a huge success. This Warner Brothers one, directed by Andy Serkis, looks like it's trying to be more faithful to the original Rudyard Kipling stories (and it actually looks better than Disney's to me), but with all the familiar CG animals and Indian setting, it can only look so different. Is there an audience for what's essentially a more serious version of the same thing? It comes out October 19th.

It's Tom Cruise vs. Henry Cavill in Latest 'Mission: Impossible' Trailer

More stunts and intrigue in what looks to be another solid entry in the M:I franchise. Again, this is the first one where a director is actually returning for a sequel, and since Rogue Nation was so good, I'm sure this one will be as well. Tom Cruise seems to show no sign of slowing down, but as he inches toward his sixties and the stunts get no less crazy, you have to wonder how long he can keep this up.

Rami Malek Takes on Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Teaser

I'm guessing those remastered Queen songs are going to trick a lot of people into thinking this looks amazing, but if you block that out of your mind, we're not actually seeing a whole lot here yet (this teaser is mostly montage). Still, I love Rami Malek on Mr. Robot, so I'm hoping for the best. Most of this movie was directed by Bryan Singer before he was fired from the production last year, and the rest of it was completed by Dexter Fletcher, but filming was nearly finished before Singer left, so it'll be interesting to see who tries to credit for this if it turns out well.

Margot Kidder 1948-2018


Margot Kidder passed away at her home in Montana this morning at the age of 69. A Canadian-American actress who starred in 1970's cult films like Sisters (1973) and Black Christmas (1974), as well as the horror classic The Amityville Horror (1979), she will always be best known for playing Lois Lane in four Superman movies alongside Christopher Reeve's Man of Steel, from 1978-1987. For those who hold the Reeve Superman films close to their hearts (like me), this is a very sad loss, as Kidder's Lois was a feisty, tough talking, and independent reporter- hardly just a damsel in distress and just as iconic a character to the series as the lead. Back when superhero movies recognized the importance of a good love story, Superman and Lois Lane's was crucial and treated that way by the films, especially Superman and Superman II (something that would never happen today in these kinds of movies). Kidder later made appearances on TV shows like Smallville, Brothers & Sisters and The L Word, as well as in theater, but it's as Lois that she'll always be remembered.

Iconic Duo: Reeve and Kidder as Clark Kent and Lois Lane in 1980's 'Superman II'

Iconic Duo: Reeve and Kidder as Clark Kent and Lois Lane in 1980's 'Superman II'

Mila Kunis Stumbles Into Trouble in New Trailer for 'The Spy Who Dumped Me'

A longer look at this movie tells me that Mila Kunis is the one carrying it here, with Kate McKinnon in supporting, and I gotta say, it really feels like that ought to be reversed. This movie looks a lot like Spy, and needless to say, Kunis is hardly Melissa McCarthy. To be honest, I've never found her all that funny in the first place (come at me, Bad Moms fans) and I don't think she's a strong enough actress to carry what's obviously supposed to be an outrageous farce (McKinnon on the other hand, could be a different story). Still, the most interesting part of this trailer remains the fact that Sam Heughan is in it, so it may be worth it just for him.

Tom Hardy Previews 'Venom' at Cinema Con

Eh...this one looks a little strange to me. There's something weird about the symbiote (what exactly is the correct pronunciation of this word?) being a separate entity who talks to Eddie Brock inside his head. But I may be a little biased against Sony in terms of superhero movies. Seriously, when was the last time they actually came out with a decent one? Was it Spider-Man 2, way back in 2004? I'm also not exactly the world's biggest Venom fan either, so I don't know- what do Venom fans think?