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First Look: Patrick Stewart as a White Supremacist in 'Green Room'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:10
Green Room

Just a few weeks ago we learned that Patrick Stewart would play a white supremacist in Green Room, the next film from Jeremy Saulnier, the indie director behind the fantastic thriller Blue Ruin (now available on Netflix Instant). Production is already underway on the film, and thankfully, Stewart was given the honor of debuting a first look at his character in the film, complete with his Neo Nazi gang. Honestly, he looks a little Heisenberg-esque with that sweater, beard and glasses, and that's pretty cool. No shots of Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots yet, but surely we'll see them sometime down the road. Look below! ›››

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Red Band 'Wedding Ringer' Trailer Chock Full of Profanity & Tweets

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 13:22
The Wedding Ringer

"This is so fucked up on so many levels." That quote from the latest red band trailer for the comedy The Wedding Ringer is exactly what I'm thinking when it comes to the kind of critical acclaim on display. Along with a whole slew of profanity (some of it seems a little excessive), there's also dozens of tweets from presumably real people who saw preview screenings of the comedy and called it "dope as fuck" and "frikkin hilarious." Yes, I can see what the marketing department is going for, but shouldn't the jokes just sell themselves in the trailer? Honestly, I didn't know this movie was going to be R-rated, and that means I'm a little more interested in this flick with Josh Gad and (*sigh*) Kevin Hart but not entirely sold. Watch! ›››

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Watch: New International Trailer for John Woo's Epic 'The Crossing'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:17
The Crossing

Earlier this fall, we got a good look at John Woo's two-part romantic epic The Crossing starring Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo and more. We're still waiting to hear when the films will arrive in the United States, but the first part of this sprawling love story arrives on December 2nd in China, so one more international trailer has just surfaced. This looks like a truly massive undertaking for Woo, like a mix of Atonement and Titanic with some Saving Private Ryan thrown in there too. Is there a chance we'll see the first part of this film as one of the nominees for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars next year? It certainly looks like it. Watch! ›››

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Melissa McCarthy to Be Comedic Tinker Bell for Director Shawn Levy

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:55
Melissa McCarthy / Tiinker Bell

With the exception of a series of home video releases, we've never seen Disney's famous fairy Tinker Bell get her own movie, since she's always been relegated to appearing with Peter Pan. However, now the blonde pixie will star in her own film at 20th Century Fox. However, it won't be the kind of film you would expect since Deadline reports Tammy and Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy will play the title fairy, and Night at the Museum franchise director Shawn Levy will be at the helm. The project is currently untitled, but it's based on a fresh approach to the iconic character which was fleshed out with the help of McCarthy herself. ›››

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Funny or Die Reimagines 'Big' with Evan Rachel Wood in the Lead

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:39
Big

You might be thinking to yourself that we've already seen a version of Big with a female in the lead, and it was called 13 Going on 30 with Jennifer Garner (a film that I genuinely love). However, Funny or Die wanted to go in a different direction with their female version of Big. This time it's Evan Rachel Wood in the lead, and while this faux trailer for the new version of the Tom Hanks classic hits the finer points of the original film, things take a darker turn when Wood's love interest ("Glee" star Darren Criss) realizes that he's actually been sleeping with a 13-year old girl this entire time, and it ruins his life completely. Watch! ›››

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Must Watch: Gorgeous Hand-Drawn 'Big Hero 6' Trailer from Japan

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:37
Big Hero 6 Trailer

Oh my this is wonderful! To promote the release of Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 in Japan, the Mouse House is switching things up and has created a special promotional trailer using hand-drawn animation. It's absolutely beautiful and you'll probably shed a tear, whether you've seen this film already or not. Big Hero 6 is about an inflatable health robot named Baymax that ends up in the hands of young Hiro. It's not the best animated movie you'll ever see, but it's damn good, better than most others out this year. This trailer really captures the emotional spirit of the film and sells it in a unique way. I wish we still tried to do something different with marketing in the US, alas we just get the same ole trailers. But this is something else. Enjoy. ›››

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Paul Greengrass to Direct New Adaptation of George Orwell's '1984'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:19
1984

In addition to returning to the Jason Bourne franchise with Matt Damon at Universal, director Paul Greengrass is in the midst of setting up another project over at Sony Pictures. Deadline has word that Greengrass is attached to direct a new adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel 1984, a seminal piece of literature that takes place in a world where surveillance is unavoidable as a perpetual war rages on. The term Big Brother, used to reference government oversight and surveillance comes from this very novel, and in an age of drones, phone hacking, the NSA's violation of privacy, it's more relevant than ever. ›››

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'The Graduate' & 'The Birdcage' Director Mike Nichols is Dead at 83

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:36
Mike Nichols

Following the tragic passing of Robin Williams earlier this year, one of the filmmakers who directed the iconic comedian has left us as well. In a statement from ABC News President James Goldston, we've learned that director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83, though no cause of death was revealed. Nichols was one of the most iconic directors to ever get behind the camera from his early work on classics like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate to recent provocative and acclaimed films like Charlie Wilson's War and Closer. Goldston added, "No one was more passionate about his craft than Mike." ›››

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Watch: Let the 'Pitch Perfect 2' Trailer Be the Ham in Your Sandwich

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:03
Pitch Perfect 2

"She actually speaks eight languages, but 'loser' is not one of them." Following last night's debut for only the most hardcore Barden Bella fans in cities across the country, the first trailer for the anticipated music-infused comedy sequel Pitch Perfect 2 has arrived, and it's aca-awesome. Things start off nice and sweet, but then get serious as the Bellas (who now have their own sorority house of sorts) strive to compete in the World Championships of A Capella, which only happens every four years. It's basically the Olympics of music made with mouths. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and the whole gang are back, pitches! Watch! ›››

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Sony Drops Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs Film, Universal Picks Up Pieces

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:16
Steve Jobs

There's no doubt that Sony Pictures has had some trouble getting the latest Steve Jobs biopic off the ground with David Fincher once in talks to direct, only to fall away and have it land in the hands of Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. Then, things seemed to look up when the leading man that Fincher originally wanted, Christian Bale, circled back around to the project. However, Bale has since left the film as well, with Michael Fassbender being the top contender to take the role, though no deal is in place. But now, it won't be Sony's problem anymore as Deadline reports the studio has dropped the film. Read on! ›››

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Keanu Reeves to Lead Tarsem Singh's Action Thriller 'The Panopticon'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:46
Keanu Reeves

This year saw Keanu Reeves get some deserved attention for his ass-kicking role in John Wick, though the film should have gotten even more attention at the box office. The actor has a couple sci-fi projects lined up with the gestating space travel romance Passengers still kicking around, and there's also Replicas, which will reteam Reeves with John Wick producer Stephen Hamel. Now The Wrap reports Reeves is in talks to lead The Panopticon, an action thriller from director Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Mirror Mirror) and writer Craig Rosenberg (After the Sunset), and it sounds perfect for Reeves to tackle following John Wick. ›››

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Angelina Jolie Intends to Quit Acting Entirely to Focus on Directing

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:30
Angelina Jolie

When it was reported that Angelina Jolie's next project would see her directing husband Brad Pitt in an intimate drama called By the Sea (see first look photos here), I mentioned that the actress seemed anxious to spend more time behind the camera than in front of it (unless it's in her own projects), and I wouldn't be surprised to see acting take a backseat in her career. Well, that's exactly what will happen eventually as Jolie had an interview with Du Jour Magazine (via JoBlo) and said that she "absolutely" intends to give up the acting side of things entirely in order to concentrate on just being a full-time director instead. More below! ›››

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Expect the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer with 'The Hobbit'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:50
 The Force Awakens

Normally it's not worth reporting when the first trailer for a movie will arrive, but when that trailer is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, everyone is anxious to find out when we'll get the first glimpse of the next chapter in the iconic Star Wars saga. There have been rumblings that the trailer will show up before the end of the year, and that's been supported by the fact that John Williams has already been in the recording studio working on music for the trailer itself. Now a report comes from Star Wars 7 News saying that the teaser trailer will be attached to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies next month. More below! ›››

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Djimon Hounsou Mentors King Arthur in 'Knights at the Round Table'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:31
Djimon Hounsou

Hot on the heels of news that Jude Law would play the primary antagonist of Knights of the Round Table, the first in a hopeful six-film franchise telling the tale of hero King Arthur, the final major role has been filled at last. Variety reports Gladiator and Guardians of the Galaxy star Djimon Hounsou has landed the role of Arthur's mentor, who is described as a Merlin-esque figure, but isn't exactly playing the iconic wizard from the classic tales. This is the role that Pacific Rim star Idris Elba was once being lined up for, but the actor didn't close a deal. Hounsou is a solid alternative to what will likely be a recurring role. ›››

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Amazing Face-Melting 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Candle Wins the Day

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:39
Raiders of the Lost Ark

It might be the 30th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but for some reason the celebration hasn't been as rampant for the adventure sequel that's actually a prequel as it has been for Ghostbusters. However, when it comes to Raiders of the Lost Ark, there's something pretty awesome that has just surfaced online that might be the greatest piece of movie merchandise ever made. From Firebox, the same people making the Temple of Doom bowl that makes it look like you're eating monkey brains, you can get yourself a candle that looks like Major Arnold Ernst Toht (Ronald Lacey). Look! ›››

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Second Short US Trailer for 'Woman in Black: Angel of Death' Sequel

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:11
 Angel of Death

"In the marsh lies a house, abandoned for years, there hides a darkness beyond all fears." Following the two full theatrical trailers that debuted last month, another quick tease for the forthcoming horror sequel, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, has just arrived. It's only a minute long, but there's some solid spooky imagery here, mostly focusing on the group of refugee kids staying in the house encountering various scariness. The first film was a decent entry into gothic horror, but here's hoping the sequel offers something to up the ante a bit and doesn't suffer from the lack of Daniel Radcliffe this time around. Watch below now! ›››

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First Poster for Spike Lee's 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,' Coming in 2015

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:49
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

It's been over a year since we heard any solid news on Spike Lee's indie Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. In fact, the last time we wrote about the project, it was just rounding up funding on Kickstarter and it didn't even have a title yet. Now the film has just been picked up by Gravitas Ventures for release early next year, and the first teaser poster has arrived along with the official plot. The film is described as a reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s horror cult film Ganja & Hess from the 1973 Cannes Film Festival and focuses on an addiction to blood that once doomed a long forgotten ancient African tribe, and it all begins with Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams), who is introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by an art curator. ›››

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Stephen Hawking Praises Eddie Redmayne in 'Theory of Everything'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:14
The Theory of Everything

Though we like hearing the scientific take on films from brilliant minds like Neil deGrasse Tyson, it's not all that ordinary to hear from physicists when it comes to their opinions on movies. However, we'll definitely listen to Stephen Hawking when he decides to throw some praise at the performance Eddie Redmayne turns in for The Theory of Everything, the film chronicling the early work and life of Hawking himself. There's been a lot of praise and awards buzz for Redmayne's role in the film, and Hawking went out of his way to tell his Facebook followers just how impressed he was with the actor's big screen performance. ›››

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Sing Along 'Pitch Perfect' Events Show 'Pitch Perfect 2' Trailer Tonight

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:17
Pitch Perfect

"Aca-scuse me?" We're not sure why we didn't hear about this sooner, but all around the country tonight, there are free sing along screenings of the surprise 2012 comedy hit Pitch Perfect. There are screenings in 24 major cities at various AMC Theatres tonight of the film starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson, and while this normally wouldn't be worth writing about by itself, after the screening of the movie, the first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 will be shown as well. You can expect the trailer to premiere online either later tonight or more likely tomorrow. The list of theaters is below! ›››

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Blake Lively Never Ages in 'Age of Adaline' Trailer with Harrison Ford

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:44
The Age of Adaline

"All these years you've lived, but you've never had a life." After delivering some solid indies like Celeste and Jesse Forever and The Vicious Kind, director Lee Toland Krieger is getting a little whimsical with The Age of Adaline, and the first trailer for the film has just arrived. Blake Lively plays the title character, a woman who mysteriously becomes immortal after an accident. It sounds like a gift, but it also means that she can't grow old with those she loves, as you can see with Ellen Burstyn playing her daughter in the present day. There's an interesting use of an M83 track from the Oblivion soundtrack, and this feels like the kind of movie Disney would release through Touchstone Pictures, but rarely makes anymore. Watch below! ›››

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