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This summer has seen audiences turn away from tired franchise fare (with a couple of exceptions), and embrace movies that are saying something new. That, coupled with strong buzz out of SXSW, must have Universal feeling pretty good about the prospects for “Atomic Blonde.” Starring Charlize Theron, directed by David Leitch (“John Wick“), and based on the graphic novel “The Coldest City” written by Antony Johnson and illustrated by Sam Hart, the actress plays an MI-6 agent dispatched to Berlin to find a double agent. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘Atomic Blonde’ Takes Charlize Theron To Berlin at The Playlist.

I’m not sure I really understand Universal‘s marketing strategy for “Atomic Blonde,” which sees one big clip from the film released each week, but I guess whatever works. I’d prefer just to get a taste from the trailer and watch the action movie unfold at the multiplex, but I suppose when you’re competing against mega-franchises like Marvel, you can’t play coy. Either way, a new preview from the movie has landed. Continue reading Charlize Theron Discovers The Politics Of Dancing In Clip From ‘Atomic Blonde’ at The Playlist.

How presumptuous is Universal, who haven’t earned an ounce of goodwill with an audience yet, and still has the stones to flash a title sequence announcing Dark Universe, a giant film franchise that begins with “The Mummy.” You can’t fault ambition, but unfortunately for the studio, their confidence that you’ll love the film and want future monster movie installments is only matched by a total unawareness that the picture is a dreadful mess, tonally incoherent, and often unintentionally funny. Continue reading ‘The Mummy’: Gods & Monsters Can’t Save This Dreadful Dark Universe [Review] at The Playlist.

The reboot is counting on a strong run overseas — where Cruise still has huge sway — to make up for a probable deficit in the U.S. Case in point: ‘The Mummy’ scored the biggest opening day of all time in South Korea on Tuesday with $6.6 million. read more …

Charlize Theron looks to be fully in the badass phase of her career, and following ass-kicking turns in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Fate of the Furious,” she will next be seen in David Leitch’s “Atomic Blonde.” Theron stars as an assassin tasked with recovering a lost dossier. Here’s the official synopsis: “Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on an impossible mission. Continue reading Charlize Theron Kicks Butt In Extended Clip From ‘Atomic Blonde’ at The Playlist.

Oh right, “The Mummy.” I honestly keep forgetting this movie is coming, and perhaps Universal senses they need to kick up the awareness, because with just a few weeks to go until it hits cinemas, a new trailer has landed. Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt Nick Morton who opens up a tomb he shouldn’t have, gets cursed, and now has to save the world from an ancient evil. Continue reading Tom Cruise Is Cursed In New Trailer For ‘The Mummy’ at The Playlist.