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MovieMash: the week in film at a glance


*sniff* Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are splitting up

We’ve been blitzing through the Kleenex at the tragic news of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ shock separation.

In this doomy, cynical age we need couples to look up to, to remind us that love can, sometimes, be everlasting. Hell, we’ve only just gotten over Brangelina – we can’t cope with another!

Netflix buys Millarworld for lots and lots and lots of money

Great news from friend-of-Cineworld Mark Millar. The creator of Kick-Ass and Kingsman is celebrating the sale of his comic book publishing empire Millarworld to Netflix!

He announced the news on Twitter on Monday 7 August and the acquisition (worth, it's estimated, to be between $50m and $100m) means that ALL of the company’s titles are up for adaptation for the streaming giant.

"This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level," says Millar, no doubt eyeing up an 100-room mansion as he speaks. "I’m so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn’t have a better home."

Not only that, but he’ll most likely get a free subscription too, the lucky beggar.

Where Ron goes, Clint follows

With Ron Howard having taken up director duties on the as-yet-untitled Han Solo spin-off film, it was inevitable that his li'l brother Clint would follow.

Clint Howard has cameoed in most of his big bro’s films, and Ron disclosed on Twitter last week that, yes, Clint WOULD be popping up in his next movie. This now makes Clint one of the few actors to appear in both Star Wars and Star TREK!

Here he is in the show’s 10th ever episode from 1966…

Regina George lookalike Twitter meltdown shocker!

A teenage girl named April posted a couple of senior portraits of herself on Twitter last week and within hours they’d gone viral with Tweeters pointing out that she was the spit of Mean Girls’ Regina George.

What do you think? Tweet us @Cineworld.

Your new favourite pop video has landed

To mark the DVD release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Marvel have released a pop video for the song, ‘Inferno’ (written, as it happens, by director James Gunn).

Featuring Dave Bautista (Drax), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Sean Gunn (Kraglin), and Star-Lord himself Chris Pratt, it’s a gloriously naff pastiche of 70s-era pop promos that's so great you'll probably end up watching it 753 times. 

Marvel, you spoil us!

Check it out below (warning – contains dangerous levels of camp and David Hasselhoff): 

Karl Urban may be Judge Dredd again

Did you heart Dredd? Everyone, it seems, who saw 2012’s uber-shooty sci-fi flick loved it, but sadly it did only middling box office business, so plans for a sequel were quietly nixed.

All hope seemed lost, and then earlier this year came rumblings of a live-action TV show titled Judge Dredd: Mega City One, and it seems now as if the producers are keen for big-screen Dredd Karl Urban to return. (Air punch!)

"I am in discussions with them about that," Urban told fans at the Star Trek Official Convention in Las Vegas. "I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function, I will be there. I would love to."

Colour us officially excited!

Bourne again?

With Matt Damon back in the Bourne game, it’s easy to forget there was, back in 2012, a Bourne film WITHOUT its original star – The Bourne Legacy.

Now Jeremy Renner, who played ace hitman Aaron Cross, has confirmed he’s up for returning, either in a solo movie, or alongside Damon.

“The willingness on my part is there”, he told Collider. “I really really enjoyed shooting that movie [but] an audience has to want that and the studio. It’s kind of outside my pay grade to make those decisions, but yeah I’d want to do that.”

A Bourne movie with Jason Bourne AND Aaron Cross? Hell, yeah! As for a title, we’re thinking The Bourne Boys maybe… Or The Bourne Coupling possibly… Maybe they could go in a really radical direction where, while searching for a deadly Russian assassin, Jason and Aaron fall madly in love...? The Bourne Affair, anyone?

Got any better suggestions? Then contact us @Cineworld

Rocky vs Drago. Round 2. Ding ding!

It’s been 32 years since Rocky Balboa went mano a mano with hulking, smile-averse Ruskie Ivan Drago in Rocky IV and now it looks like they’ll be at it again in the Sylvester Stallone-scripted Creed sequel.

“History will repeat itself in one way or another,” Stallone revealed on Instagram, suggesting that Dolph Lundgren (now aged 59) will be back for Creed 2.

Of course, Drago is the rotter who killed Adonis Creed’s father, Apollo, so we can probably expect a rage-fuelled Drago-Creed showdown as well.

S*** just got real, ladies and gentlemen…

New Death Wish remake trailer drops (and it ain't one for Granny)

It’s been too long since Bruce Willis headlined a big budget action flick, but rest assured, he’s about to return in a punchy-shooty remake of Michael Winner’s infamous revenge-fantasy Death Wish.

Directed by controversy-magnet Eli Roth, Death Wish stars Willis as a Chicago doctor who becomes a hardened vigilante when his wife is murdered.

The movie has already come in for a hurricane of criticism, with many accusing it of peddling a brutal ‘alt-right’ message. Roth simply has this to say: “I got to say, it’s the just the ‘alt-right’ amount of controversy, because that was the number one trending video on YouTube this morning. Do I like it? You know what, I’m really proud of the movie, and when people see the movie in context I think this is all going to evaporate.”

Check it out for yourself below:

Anything we missed? Let us know @Cineworld