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Paul Greengrass & Matt Damon Get Back Together for More Bourne

2 hours 57 min ago
Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass

It might be hard to believe, but Universal Pictures has managed to convince director Paul Greengrass and The Bourne Identity franchise star Matt Damon back together for the fourth film in the series following secret government organization Jason Bourne. This will be the third time Greengrass and Damon have worked on the Bourne series together (Doug Liman directed the first film in 2002), and we never really thought the studio could success in getting the duo back together after they couldn't figure out a way to continue the story of Jason Bourne after The Bourne Ultimatum when the character learned about his past. ›››

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Get Even More Excited for 'Interstellar' with Blurppy's Latest Artwork

4 hours 57 min ago
Interstellar Artwork

Our Destiny Lies Above Us. If you can believe it, we're only 53 days from the release of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Meaning it's almost time...! To keep the nearly unbearable hype going, while not revealing anything big before release, there's a fantastic set of artwork for the film released from Blurppy as part of their Poster Posse series. This month they're highlight Interstellar meaning we get a bunch of new posters and digital art for the movie, created by great artists from all over. The first batch has arrived and it's quite wonderful, showcasing Matthew McConaughey as Cooper, and the space exploration theme with a rocket ship. Doaly even made a few stamps and mission patches, different from the one given out at Comic-Con. ›››

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'Oculus' Director Remaking 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Now

4 hours 58 min ago
I Know What You Did Last Summer

This year, co-writer and director Mike Flanagan delivered one of the better and more captivating original horror films in recent memory with Oculus, a truly mind-bending little flick. And his reward is getting sucked into the Hollywood remake machine as Deadline reports Sony Pictures has hired Flanagan to write and produce a remake of the 1997 teen slasher hit I Know What You Did Last Summer. Flanagan is co-writing with his Oculus writing partner Jeff Howard, based on the 1973 book by Lois Duncan. The studio is looking to fast-track the film through development and have it in theaters by 2016. More below! ›››

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' VFX Breakdown of Facial Animation

5 hours 17 min ago
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Though the Michael Bay produced adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mostly left something to be desired (some inexplicably liked it), little criticism could be thrown at the visual effects. The motion-capture performance of the turtles themselves actually looked crisp, realistic and very well done, even if the rest of the film didn't make any damn sense. Now a cool featurette from Wired (via io9) looks at how they were brought to life with motion-capture technology. More specifically, it focuses on how the facial movements of the actors on set were translated to the final computer generated turtles. You'll also find out how the best scene in the film wasn't in the script. We wish more of that creativity was in the film. Watch! ›››

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Leslie Mann to Play Audrey Griswold in New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot

6 hours 22 min ago
Leslie Mann

After New Line's reboot of the comedy classic National Lampoon's Vacation gained a superhero in Chris Hemsworth and a cameo appearance by Charlie Day (reteaming with his Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, directing this time), the supporting cast continue to fill out. THR reports Leslie Mann (This is 40, The Other Woman) is now in talks to play Audrey Griswold, brother of Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) who is all grown up and taking his own family on the kind of road trip that his parents (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo) took the family on when they were just kids. More below! ›››

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Look Troubled in First 'By the Sea' Photos

6 hours 40 min ago
By the Sea

Right in the middle of this summer, we learned that Angelina Jolie would direct husband Brad Pitt in her third turn as director with an intimate drama called By the Sea. This marks the first time Jolie has starred in a film with Pitt that she is also directing, not to mention writing the script, and even though her sophomore effort Unbroken is due in theaters until this winter, production has already begun on the new film and EW has the first photos and details on the story. Following their real-life marriage last month, Pitt and Jolie are playing a couple whose marriage is on the brink of falling apart as they travel around France. ›››

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Watch: Jason Schwartzman is a Bit of a Jerk in 'Listen Up Philip' Trailer

7 hours 1 min ago
Listen Up Philip

The last few films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival are starting to hit theaters as fall comes upon us, and one of those films is Listen Up Philip. The film comes from The Color Wheel director Alex Ross Perry and follows Jason Schwartzman as the snobby, prickish title character, an author on the verge of publishing his second novel, bound to be a success. But his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss) and a lack of interest in playing ball with his publisher puts him in a position to spend some time with his idol (Jonathan Pryce). But that might not be all it's cracked up to be. This film is like Woody Allen meets Wes Anderson, but far more raw and definitely worth checking out. Watch now! ›››

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'The Guest' Team Barrett & Wingard to Remake 'I Saw the Devil' Next

7 hours 34 min ago
Simon Barrett & Adam Wingard

With the release of their thriller The Guest just a couple days away, The Wrap reports filmmaking team Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard are nearing a deal to write and direct the developing remake of Kim Jee-Woon's South Korean film I Saw the Devil from 2010. In fact, it seems to be a done deal because Barrett has already started writing the script and Wingard is already preparing to round up a cast. As we reported late last year, Dredd and The Grey producer Adi Shankar is producing the remake, and he's joined by Keith & Jessica Calder from Snoot Entertainment, the company behind The Guest and You're Next. ›››

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Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull's New Sci-Fi 'Sync'

8 hours 13 min ago
Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull's Sync

"I will find you." How about a bit of homemade sci-fi to start off the week. Today we're featuring the brand new teaser trailer for a project called Sync, the latest from VFX artist/filmmaker Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull. You may recognize that name as we've featured his space exploration "documentary" Project Kronos, which gave him a big boost in the industry and now he's off working on more. Sync is one of those other projects and it looks... just okay. To be totally honest, I'm not that impressed by this trailer at all. The footage looks very cheesy, blatantly dull and the CGI looks like glossy embellishment that doesn't add much. Take a look. ›››

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Check Out This Massive 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Banner

8 hours 37 min ago
 The Battle of the Five Armies

When the first teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies debuted at Comic-Con this summer, the entire room of Hall H was covered in a massive screen that became filled with a huge banner made up of several different scenes from the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic book. Now that banner has made its away online, and it's absolutely gorgeous. It shows Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) facing off with Smaug, Gandalf (Ian McKellen) having some kind of dramatic encounter with Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and of course Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. ›››

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Watch: 'Star Wars' Gets the 'Sesame Street' Treatment in Cute Parody

9 hours 12 min ago
Star S'Mores

The iconic and long-running children's television program "Sesame Street" clearly has their finger on the pulse of pop culture, and they've helped kids learn helpful things by spoofing films like The Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings. Now they're back with yet another topical parody of Star Wars, using the classic trilogy to teach kids about self-control with none other than Cookie Monster. This Crumby Pictures production is called Star S'Mores, and it takes place in a cookies and milky way galaxy far, far away. And that's just the beginning of the puns and pure goofiness "Sesame Street" brings to the sci-fi saga. Watch! ›››

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Will Ferrell Also Brings Vague Hopes of 'Zoolander 2' Still Happening

10 hours 8 min ago
Zoolander

Following word from writer, director and actor Justin Theroux ("The Leftovers") that Zoolander 2 was still a possibility, one of the other stars of the original film has echoed his sentiments. Will Ferrell had a brief chat with JoBlo and was asked about the comedy sequel and whether or not his wild, fashion icon character and villain Mugatu would return. Way back in 2009, Ben Stiller didn't mention him as one of the returning characters, but changed his mind in 2010, and Ferrell says, "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it." But that's all that was said for the time being. Read on! ›››

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Katniss Gives Orders in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I' Trailer

10 hours 37 min ago
 Mockingjay - Part I

"Ms. Everdeen, it's the things we love most that destroy us." After seeing Jennifer Lawrence all decked out in rebel gear and surrounded by fire on the latest posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, the full theatrical trailer for the first chapter f of the two-part finale has arrived. This looks to be the biggest installment of the young adult franchise to date with larger scale action, higher stakes and Katniss becoming a true leader. Her confrontation with President Snow promises to be a great scene, and this looks like it has the potential to top Catching Fire, even if the source material left something to be desired. Watch! ›››

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Someone Used 'Destiny' to Recreate 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Scene

10 hours 50 min ago
Guardians of the Galaxy

This weekend, Marvel's out of this world adventure Guardians of the Galaxy became an even bigger success as it became the first film this year to cross the $300 million mark in both the domestic and foreign box office charts. That's not an easy feat, and not even Captain America: The Winter Soldier or The LEGO Movie reached that milestone. And as a sort of celebration, we thought it would be cool to highlight an awesome fanmade video paying tribute to the Marvel film. For those who don't know, the video game Destiny was released this week (from the creators of Halo) and it's a pretty big deal. And someone already took the time to recreate one of Chris Pratt's opening scenes as Star-Lord within the video game. Watch! ›››

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Mark Wahlberg Gets a Flashy New Ride in Photo from Set of 'Ted 2'

11 hours 51 min ago
Ted 2

Some casting information has been surfacing over the past week regarding the comedy sequel Ted 2, and that's mostly because the comedy sequel is currently in production over in Boston right now. However, we've yet to see any photos from the set and no plot details have surfaced at all (beyond Morgan Freeman playing a successful civil rights lawyer who helps Ted with some legal trouble). But now we get a hint of what could be going on in the film set for release next summer as star Mark Wahlberg posted a photo from the set on Twitter for everyone to see. Not only does he show off his ripped arms, but it seems his character John Bennett also has a slick new ride inspired by his hero and wedding officiator, Flash Gordon. ›››

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Luke Evans Becomes a Monster in Extended 'Dracula Untold' TV Spot

12 hours 13 min ago
Dracula Untold

"I want the power to save my family." After a Japanese trailer just showed off more of the horror legend origin story that is Dracula Untold, an extended TV spot has arrived with some new footage as well. Luke Evans takes the title role which paints Dracula as a desperate man who wanted this dark power in order to save his family from tyranny, but ended up being persecuted as a monster when he was only trying to save his people. I'm still not completely sold on this, though I appreciate the efforts to make Dracula's powers more epic. We get to see Dracula's fist of bats attack an army from another angle in this spot too. Watch! ›››

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Zack Snyder Debunks Stolen Batmobile Rumor with Hilarious Photo

12 hours 28 min ago
 Dawn of Justice

For some reason, there was a rumor that a Batmobile had been stolen from the set of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bleeding Cool picked up the story from CBS News of all places, but it turned out to be completely false. How do we know? Well, aside from the official confirmations that not even one of the several Batmobiles on set had been stolen, director Zack Snyder decided to continue his Star Wars photo gags (previously seen with a Jedi Superman and Batman on Tatooine) by having another recognizable character from a galaxy far, far away apprehended by police for trying to steal Batman's ride. ›››

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TIFF 2014 Recap: After 19 Films in Toronto - Which Ones Stand Out?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:40
Toronto Film Festival - Lightbox

At the end of another festival. Over the last weekend I traveled up to Toronto to attend my 8th year at TIFF, or the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the major festivals every fall. TIFF is now best known for scheduling over 300 films in their line-up, from tiny international discoveries to mainstream premieres, which means there's no way any hardcore critic/blogger/cinephile is missing this fest. There's just too many films to see, from various Sundance and Cannes holdovers that I've been waiting for, to major unveilings like the latest films from directors Jason Reitman and Mia Hansen-Løve. This year I was able to see 19 films as part of TIFF 2014, complimenting everything else from Cannes & Telluride. Which ones stand out? ›››

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Check Out 100% Soft's Adorable Childlike Movie MacGuffin Art Series

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:52
Lil MacGuffins

We just recently featured some adorable childrens book inspired artwork that pays tribute to films like Pulp Fiction and Guardians of the Galaxy with artistic cues from the classic Golden Books. Now both those films get the kiddie artwork treatment again, this time from a Los Angeles artist called 100% Soft. The style is very unique, with almost baby-like characters, and this time he's used his trademark style in a new exhibition called Lil MacGuffins, using the plot device term to drive pieces that show characters and the item they're after in the film in question. They're adorable and awesome at the same time. See some below! ›››

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TIFF 2014: Baldvin Zophoníasson's Icelandic Drama 'Life in a Fishbowl'

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:03
Life in a Fishbowl

"What is light without dark?" Every once in a while I come across something so unique, so refreshing, so exciting to watch that as soon as the lights come up I immediately want to start raving and telling others about it. This is one of those films, and I hope I can bring some additional attention to it. Thanks to a tip on Twitter from filmmaker @DarrenAronofsky, I caught an Icelandic film called Life in a Fishbowl, from director Baldvin Zophoníasson, an ensemble feature premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. Amidst all the darkness, death, stress, and horribleness in this world, here is a story that finally has some optimism to it. ›››

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