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Matthew McConaughey to Find Super Athlete Tribe in 'Born to Run'

53 min 3 sec ago
Born to Run / Matthew McConaughey

After taking home an Academy Award for the lead role in Dallas Buyers Club, and getting all sorts of acclaim for "True Detective," you can say that the McConaissance is going strong.  Matthew McConaughey will next be seen in Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees, which could land him another Oscar nod when the time comes, and there may be yet another awards contender in the future for McConaughey as well. Deadline reports the laid back actor is attached to star in Born to Run, an adaptation of Christopher McDougall's book of the same name which was once reported to be adapted by Peter Sarsgaard. Read on! ›››

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Director Angelia Jolie Gets Brad Pitt Another Big Screen Job in 'Africa'

1 hour 11 min ago
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

We've already got one project coming up that will see actress turned filmmaker Angelina Jolie directing husband Brad Pitt with the relationship drama By the Sea (see the first look photos here). But it turns out they'll be working together again very soon as The Wrap reports Pitt is currently in talks to take the lead role in Africa, the new film that Jolie was announced to be directing last fall. Focusing on a subject close to her heart, the film is a biopic about Richard Leakey, a paleo-archaeologist known for battling with ivory poachers in Kenya in the 80s as hunters gravely threatened the African elephant population. More below! ›››

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'Minions' Go Crazy in Super Bowl Spot for 'Despicable Me' Spin-Off

1 hour 31 min ago
Minions

Surprisingly enough, the teaser trailer for Minions, the spin-off of Illumination Entertainment's animated hit Despicable Me, looked pretty great. There's a cool, original story that takes place before they even meet Gru (Steve Carell), and the film follows the little yellow creatures, always looking to help out their next master, looking for someone new to oversee them. And since the Super Bowl is right around the corner, we get a Super Bowl spot with the gibberish-speaking little guys going crazy, just like they're at the big game. Unfortunately, the film doesn't hit until this summer, but this should hold your kids over until then. Watch! ›››

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Watch: Writer John August Explains How He Writes a Screenplay

5 hours 54 min ago
John August

We're still a few weeks out from the 87th Academy Awards, and the folks at The Academy will certainly be busy leading up to the ceremony. But Academy Originals has taken the time to post a new Creative Spark video, this time featuring screenwriter John August, writer of films such as Big Fish, Charlie's Angels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Go. He's a hit or miss screenwriter, but online, he's been very open about Hollywood as a business, and what it takes to get a screenplay bought and produced. This time he's explaining where his ideas come from, how he writes scenes and brings them together for a film. Watch! ›››

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How the Premiere Film Festival Experience Evens the Playing Field

6 hours 50 min ago
Eccles Theater

As the high school auditorium converted to a movie palace begins to fill, I glance around. Behind me sits the entire executive team of Fox Searchlight, in front of me the entire cast & crew of the movie we're about to see. A few seats over are two writers for Rolling Stone; amongst the crowd are all of my other critic/blogger/movie friends – from the lead reviewers at industry trade magazines like Variety and Hollywood Reporter, to my pals Peter from SlashFilm and Neil from Film School Rejects, and Ethan Anderton, too. We're all here, sitting together, all about to experience the world premiere of a movie no one has seen yet. This is what I love about film festivals. It puts us all on the same level, and together we get to experience cinema. ›››

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'Paranormal Activity' Sequel & 'Friday the 13th' Reboot Pushed Back

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 21:57
Paranormal Activity / Friday the 13th

If you've been anxiously awaiting some new/old horror from Paramount Pictures, you'll be waiting a little bit longer. Today the studio shifted around some release dates for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and the gestating reboot of Friday the 13th. The sixth film in the found footage horror franchise was slated to arrive in March, but now it's been pushed back into Halloween territory on October 23rd this fall. As for Friday the 13th, the movie will now miss this year's 35th anniversary since it's been pushed to May 13th, 2016. Thankfully that's also Friday the 13th, so it won't lose the novelty release date. ›››

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'The Imitation Game' Director is Taking on Sci-Fi 'Passengers' Next

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:28
Passengers

Yes! This is great news. Following his Oscar nomination, Norwegian director Morten Tyldum has lined up his next project - the sci-fi script Passengers written by Jon Spaihts. This films has been in development for years and years, it was one of the first scripts that Spaihts wrote, and has gone through numerous development changes. One version last year with "Game of Thrones" director Brian Kirk attached fell apart before it could go into production, but thankfully the project ended up at Sony with ambitious producers involved, giving it new life and preventing it from dwindling further. Now it's official - Tyldum is on board. ›››

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Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones & Kate McKinnon Are 'Ghostbusters' Too

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:35
Kristen Wiig / Leslie Jones / Kate McKinnon

After we heard that Melissa McCarthy was in talks for a role in Ghostbusters, it looks like director Paul Feig has found the rest of the paranormal investigators. Feig just took to Twitter with a picture of four actresses for the lead roles and not only is McCarthy confirmed to be in the film, but the rest of the crew is all "Saturday Night Live" cast members, though not all of them are the ones many were hoping for. Instead, Kristen Wiig Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are the other three Ghostbusters. Deadline says the studio is still in talks with all the stars, but Feig seems to be sure that everything is going to work. Read on! ›››

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'Hunger Games' Star Liam Hemsworth Offered 'Independence Day 2'

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:13
Liam Hemsworth

With only one more film in The Hunger Games franchise left, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth (brother of The Avengers and Thor star Chris Hemsworth) is figuring out his next step, and it sounds like he may be sticking with blockbuster franchise territory. The Wrap reports Hemsworth currently has an offer for ID Forever, the sequel to the 1996 sci-fi smash success Independence Day. It's just a single film for now, despite earlier rumblings of back-to-back sequels, though if successful, we're sure 20th Century Fox would be interested in continuing the story. However, there's no details on who Hemsworth may play. Read on! ›››

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Check Out These Awesome Alternate Posters for 'Jupiter Ascending'

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:51
Jupiter Ascending

We're just under two weeks away from seeing a new original sci-fi flick from the Wachowski siblings. Jupister Ascending looks truly out of this world, and even though it's getting dumped in February, I really hope people give it a chance, because it looks like the kind of epic, sci-fi adventure that doesn't get made anymore unless it's based on a book or comic. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, and while they've been featured on the posters for the film, some alternate poster artwork from Art Machine and Little Giant Studios make them look infinitely better than any of the official studio posters released to hype the film thus far. Why can't we get official movie posters that look this good more often? Look! ›››

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Tom Hardy Looks for a Killer in First Trailer for 'Child 44' Thriller

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:23
Child 44

We've already seen Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman at odds in The Dark Knight Rises, but now they are teaming up in the period thriller Child 44. The film chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. The two must work with General Mikhail Nesterov (GOldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. It looks like your average thriller, but judging from the first trailer just released, the performances seem likely to make it worth the price of admission. Watch it! ›››

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Move Over Harrison Ford, Disney Wants Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:58
Chris Pratt

After making huge waves as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy last year, and probably turning in another solid performance in Jurassic World coming this summer, it looks like Chris Pratt may have even bigger shoes to fill soon. Deadline is reporting that the "Parks & Recreation" star is being eyed to star in Disney's inevitable revival of the Indiana Jones franchise. The studio bought the rights form Paramount in 2013 around the same time they picked up Lucasfilm, so we've known for awhile that some kind of new Indiana Jones adventure would be happening, but we weren't sure if Harrison Ford would come back. ›››

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'Ted 2' Gets a Familiar Teaser Poster Before First Trailer on Thursday

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:46
Ted 2

After a first look photo emerged last year, we've been waiting to get a glimpse of the teaser trailer for Ted 2, the follow-up to the 2012 comedy from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane. The good news is that the trailer will arrive by way of the sequel's official website www.LegalizeTed.com on Thursday. The website is in reference to the sequel's storyline that finds the title bear fighting in court for the right to have a child with his human girlfriend. And now there's a teaser poster to hype the film's release this summer, and it's very familiar to a teaser poster released for the first film. No points for the recycled joke, Universal. Look! ›››

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Must Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four'

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 09:56
Fantastic Four

Hot on the heels of last night's first look photo from the set of Fantastic Four, the new adaptation of the Marvel comic book, the teaser trailer for the film from director Josh Trank has arrived. It's been a long wait to see footage from this movie, but man, this looks pretty damn good. This doesn't even feel like a comic book movie, almost having the feel of an indie sci-fi flick. This looks impressive as hell, and I can't wait to see Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell. Any worries there might have been about the quality of the film have been pushed away for now, and I'm excited to see this movie. ›››

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Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' Touches the Heart

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 22:46
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

It's best not to get too sappy, but I can't help it with this film. It had me, and almost everyone in the theater, wiping away tears. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is another wonderful surprise gem from Sundance 2015 that is inspiring, entertaining, moving and made for anyone who has a heart (which is, technically, everyone but you know what I mean). It's a film made by die-hard film lovers that tells a very heartbreaking but sincere story not of young romance, but of young enthusiasm, a love for people and the joy of making them smile. It's built around sadness yet inspired by the pursuit of happiness, and it will make everyone cry. ›››

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First Look: Michael B. Jordan on Set of Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four'

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 22:45
Fantastic Four

For anyone who has been wondering why we haven't seen anything from Josh Trank's new adaptation of Fantastic Four, we finally have an answer. The director participated in an exclusive interview with Collider to discuss the film and clear some things up about some troubling rumors about production, and the conscious decision to hold back any sort of marketing materials until they felt ready. Trank also discusses influences on the film, including David Cronenberg's The Fly, and we finally have an image from the set, showing off Michael B. Jordan in what appears to be the suit he will wear as Human Torch. ›››

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'About a Boy' & 'Cinderella' Writer Boards First 'Star Wars' Spin-Off

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 22:14
Star Wars / Chris Weitz

After rumors swirled that Simon Kinberg was going to step up for the next round of writing for the first standalone Star Wars spin-off that will be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards, another writer has the job instead. Gary Whitta finished his job on the first draft of the script for the film rumored to be about the heist to obtain the plans to the first Death Star, and now THR reports About a Boy and Disney's new Cinderella screenwriter Chris Weitz will next step up to take a crack at the script. That seems like an odd hire for Star Wars, but Weitz did get an Oscar nomination for About a Boy, so it's not exactly bad news. ›››

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Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Reteam on Hurricane Katrina Drama

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:27
David Oyelowo & Ava DuVernay

After teaming for the acclaimed Civil Rights drama Selma, director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo aren't going to let their Oscar snubs keep them down. THR reports they will reunite for a new project being developed at Participant Media that is set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina. Details are vague, but the drama is described as a sweeping love story and complex murder mystery set against the backdrop of the devastating disaster that struck the southeast coast in 2005. This will be DuVernay and Oyelowo's third time working together since the two also collaborated on Middle of Nowhere. ›››

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Paramount Bumps up 'Mission: Impossible 5' to Summer 2015 Date

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:12
 Impossible 5

After originally being set for release on Christmas Day this year, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have just announced that Mission: Impossible 5 will arrive in theaters five months earlier. The studio has set a new release date of July 31st, 2015 (while also pushing back their Monster Trucks movie from this summer to the December 25th slot instead). The film directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) is still in production, so this is surprising. I can't remember a movie getting bumped up so far, but maybe they were worried about Star Wars: The Force Awakens the week before. ›››

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It's Finally Time for a Terrifying Family Trip with 'The Strangers 2'

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:45
The Strangers

It's been seven years since the spooky home invasion thriller The Strangers hit theaters, and the long-expected sequel is finally coming together. The Wrap reports The Strangers 2 now has a director in Marcel Langenegger, who directed the thriller Deception starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor. The story picks up where the first film left off, this time seeing the masked killers (known as Man in the Mask, Pin Up Girl and Dollface) setting their sights on a family whose teenage children have just discovered their recent handy work in a mobile home park run by their uncle. Can this be just as creepy as the first? ›››

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