Film Bits: First Trailers for ‘Jack Reacher’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’; Ben Affleck Confirms Batman Title

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ Releases First Trailer


Jack Reacher was one of those odd movies that was better than it had any right to be; Tom Cruise’s portrayal of Lee Child’s badass military lawyer was a success both critically and commercially, so naturally we can expect more. The first trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back promises more of the same from rogue ex-military, as he gets drawn into yet another mystery. This time it involves a massive government conspiracy that threatens his name, and Reacher must go underground to unravel the mystery and prove his innocence. It looks like it’s going to be rather generic, but in that awesome, watchable way. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back also stars Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) and is set to open October 21.


‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Releases Teaser for ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’


Remember back in 2003, when everyone was wondering how on earth they were going to transform Pirates of the Caribbean, a 10 minute Disneyland ride, into a feature length motion picture? Somehow, over the last 16 years, they’ve crafted four stories from the little they had to work worth, each one becoming slightly more absurd than the last. That either spells great news or awful news, depending on your perspective, for the fifth entry into this unlikely franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Little is revealed about the film from this trailer, except the series still combines horror and fantasy elements with its rote depiction of swashbuckling. While Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow makes no appearance in the trailer, the movie does give us every indication to expect his return. Dead Men Tell No Tales is currently expected to hit theaters on May 26, 2017.


Ben Affleck Confirms Title for Upcoming Solo Batman Movie

Batman Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck confirmed with the AP that his upcoming Batman solo film, long rumored to be titled The Batman, will, in fact, be titled The Batman, surprising no one. While little is yet known about the film, we do know that Batman will be facing off against Joe Managaniello’s Deathstroke, the test footage for which recently set the internet afire. WB execs also recently confirmed that The Batman will probably be released in about a year and half, following next year’s Wonder Woman and Justice League. Anticipation is high for the upcoming film; despite a mountain of pre-release hate regarding Affleck’s casting as the Caped Crusader, he was, somehow, the best part of this year’s Batman v Superman.

(Associated Press)

‘Miss Peregrine’ Takes it Home at the Box Office

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Newcomers Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Deepwater Horizon topped the box office charts this weekend, earning $28.5 million and $20.6 million, respectively. The reign of The Magnificent Seven was short lived, but it still earned a respectable $15.7 million and landed in the third place spot. The top five was rounded out by the family friendly Storks, with $13.8 million, and Clint Eastwood’s Sully with $8.4 million. For a full look at this weekend’s top ten, see below.

  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children-$28.5 million
  2. Deepwater Horizon-$20.6 million
  3. The Magnificent Seven-$15.7 million
  4. Storks-$13.8 million
  5. Sully-$8.4 million
  6. Masterminds-$6.6 million
  7. Queen of Katwe $2.6 million
  8. Don’t Breathe-$2.37 million
  9. Bridget Jones’s Baby-$2.33 million
  10. Snowden-$2 million

(Box Office Mojo)

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