Collider Movie Talk: Wes Craven Passes Away at 76

     August 31, 2015

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Mark Ellis and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:

  • Wes Craven passes away at 76
  • New trailer and poster from Concussion
  • Weekend box office report
  • Blood Brothers 
  • Bryce Dallas Howard cast in Gold
  • Minions movie crosses one billion dollar mark
  • Transporter Refueled’s Loan Chabanol interview
  • Marvel villains
  • Kick Ass 3
  • Commissioner Gordon in the DCCU
  • …and a few things more!

Sad news hit us yesterday hit us when it was announced that master horror director Wes Craven had passed away at the age of 76.  Best known for his horror works such as A Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream, Craven also directed the revenge film The Last House On The Left (the original), the original The Hills Have Eyes, and even directed Meryl Streep to an Academy Award nomination in the 1999 film Music Of The Heart.

New trailer and poster drops from Concussion starring Will Smith. Concussion is based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith), the Nigerian-born forensic neuropathologist who discovered CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), a degenerative disease of the brain caused by repeated hits to the head. The NFL wasn’t thrilled with his findings because it raised questions regarding the safety of the sport. Concussion is set to open on Christmas Day.

concussion-posterWell it’s Monday which means it’s time for our Box Office Report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. Coming in at #1 this week for the third week in a row is Straight Outta Compton making $13.2 million dollars. In the number 2 spot and surprising a lot of people is the faith based film War Room bringing in $11 million. In 3rd spot is Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation making an additional $8.3 million bringing it’s worldwide total up to almost $480 million dollars. In the 4th spot is the Owen Wilson film No Escape bringing in just $8.28 million dollars on its opening weekend. And rounding out the top 5 is the horror film Sinister 2 just barely beating out The Man From UNCLE in our top 5 list with $4.6 million.

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According to a report on Tracking Board, Fruitvale Station and Fantastic Four star Michael B Jordan is in talks to star in the feature film adaptation of the comic book Blood Brothers. Blood Brothers is described like this: “After a century of friendship, smoking opium with Genghis Khan and having orgies in Michelangelo’s studio, two inseparable vampire buddies are on the verge of splitting up. Terrible timing, as an apocalypse-obsessed villain is plotting an end to humanity. Looks like Nick and Tree, immortal best buds getting by as bail bondsmen, are humanity’s last hope . . . Can they put their baggage aside long enough to save the world?”


It’s just been announced that Jurassic World and The Help star, Bryce Dallas Howard, has joined the upcoming Matthew McConaughey film Gold. Gold tells the story of Kenny Wells (McConaughey), a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist (Edgar Ramirez) to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Howard will play Kay, the longtime girlfriend of McConaughey’s character, who has supported him through thick or thin, but whose capacity and loyalty are tested as the hunt for gold pushes their relationship to its breaking point.

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Image via Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment

Universal Studios has had a lot to celebrate this year, and now they have one more reason. The animated film Minions has just crossed the $1 billion dollar mark, making it the 3rd Universal film to cross 1 billion this year joining Jurrasic World and Fast and Furious 7. Minions has also become the #3 all time animated film at the box office behind Frozen and Toy Story 3.

Transporter Refueled’s Loan Chabanol stopped by Collider Movie News and chats with John Campea about the movie and more.

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Jay Lee writes: Like everyone, I am excited about Ejiofor’s casting as a Marvel villian. However, if you step back for moment, excitement levels should be wavered since most MCU movies focus on the hero’s story and not the villian’s. (Ex:Corey Stoll in Ant-Man).

Mahmud Ali writes: Hey there guys, I just watched the Kick Ass films again recently and to be frank I did enjoy them and at the end we see Kick Ass training with a panning out of the camera to see his new metal helmet, alongside a post credits scene with the uh.. Motherf***er with lack of limbs, still alive.. My question to you is, would you like to see a Kick Ass 3 being made with a completely new original story as a sort of aftermath of the events that unfolded in the sequel?


James Mckenzie Writes : Hey Collider crew how y’all doing! My question is, In this new DC Cinematic Universe is it possible Commissioner Gordon is already dead? In the trailer Bruce says how many good guys are left. What if he’s talking about Gordon & Robin? Also Empire Magazine said the Bat Signal was a legacy from the Gordon Era! Could they Go With Commissioner Yindel?

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