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Nicolas Cage Old & Shaky But Not Scared in 'Dying of the Light' Trailer

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:37
Dying of the Light

There's a chance we just might get a break from the terrible films that Nicolas Cage has been making lately. Director Paul Schrader (writer of Raging Bull and Taxi Driver) is entering espionage thriller territory with Dying of the Light, and Cage isn't playing the kind of protagonist you'd expect. Complete with grayed hair, and a shaky, elderly demeanor, Cage plays an ailing veteran CIA agent who is hellbent on taking down a terrorist who has evaded him for years. This doesn't look half bad, but Shrader hasn't directed the best films throughout his career. At least it looks better than Cage's other recent work. Watch? ›››

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Warner Bros. Swaps 'LEGO Movie' Sequel and Batman Spin-Off Dates

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:29
The LEGO Movie

Briefly: Following the success of The LEGO Movie earlier this year, Warner Bros. Animation is going all-in on making a bunch of animated movies inspired by LEGO sets. There's a sequel to The LEGO Movie in the works, a spin-off focusing on their Ninjago line and we just heard that LEGO Batman will also get his own movie with Will Arnett voicing The Dark Knight again. But word from Warner Bros. today is shaking up things slightly. Previously, The LEGO Movie 2 was dated for May 26th, 2017, but that's when the LEGO Batman spin-off will arrive now. Instead, The LEGO Movie sequel has been pushed back to May 25th, 2018. But the good news is Ninjago is still arriving on September 23rd, 2016. Stay tuned for updates. ›››

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DC's 'Justice League,' 'Suicide Squad' & More Release Plans Unveiled

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:59
Justice League

Back in the beginning of August, we learned that Warner Bros. had staked out a slew of future release dates for DC Comics films, but with no indication of what films might be arriving in those slots beyond the promise of Justice League following sometime after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Well, thanks to the same shareholders meeting that revealed Ezra Miller will play The Flash in a standalone film arriving in 2018 (along with Jason Momoa getting his own Aquaman film that same year), we now have a much better idea of what films Warner Bros. has lined up, and when we'll see them hit theaters. Read on! ›››

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Marketing Material Galore for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:55
 The Battle of Five Armies

The Defining Chapter. The End of it All. The Grand Finale. We're getting closer and closer to the release of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies in December and Warner Bros has started their final marketing push with an abundance of new materials. Aside from the daily character poster debut on @TheHobbitMovie Twitter account, a big batch of new banners has been unveiled. To top it off, IMPAwards has tossed in two more posters for the finale, showing epic scenes of Gandalf reaching out for Galadriel, and Thorin sitting on his rightful throne. All this material is just a reminder this movie is indeed arriving soon. ›››

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Ezra Miller is 'The Flash' & Jason Momoa is 'Aquaman' Both in 2018

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:27
The Flash / Ezra Miller

This morning, Warner Bros. is having a big shareholder talk, and a whole slew of news about their future plans for DC Comics properties has finally been revealed. Thanks to Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz on Twitter, we now know that the studio has cast We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower star Ezra Miller as The Flash, and they have confirmed that Jason Momoa will play Aquaman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the actor will reprise the role in his own standalone film as well. Both The Flash and Aquaman movies will hit theaters sometime in 2018. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Satirical Horror Short Film 'Liebe', Or 'A Ghastly Love Story'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:47
Liebe Short Film

"When I first saw you, I could not believe my eyes." It's October which means it's the month of horror, with scary films premiering all over. This short, titled Liebe or Love in German, is a quick watch and a fun way to mix up all those scares with something that will make you laugh. The 3-minute short has played at film festivals all over, including at Fantasia and Toronto After Dark throughout the year, and is now online for viewing. As always, we feature shorts to show people how much great filmmaking there is out there even in short form and made on a shoestring budget. Have fun with this one - the perfect short for October. Enjoy! ›››

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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Star to Direct 'Figment' at Legendary

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:23
Rob McElhenney

If I told you that one of the creators and stars of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" was going to write and direct a feature film, you'd probably assume that it was an R-rated comedy. However, you just might be surprised to learn from Deadline that Rob McElhenney (who plays Mac on the FX comedy series) has actually been lined up as the writer, director and producer of a family action film called Figment set up at Legendary Pictures. The film will follow an imaginative boy and his family who are thrown for a loop when their greatest fears come to life, and that sounds like the kind of original film we need right about now. ›››

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'Paddington' & 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' No Longer Hit on Christmas

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:54
Paddington

Following 20th Century Fox's release date shifts that bumped up Independence Day 2 a week earlier in the summer of 2016 and pushed Hitman: Agent 47 back six months in 2015, it looks like The Weinstein Company and Paramount Pictures have made some calendar changes too. First up, THR has word that Paddington has vacated its original Christmas Day release this winter and has opted to arrive on January 16th, 2015 instead. The film is based on the beloved children's book series and will feature Ben Whishaw as the title bear about town in London after Colin Firth exited the role in June. But that's not all. Read on! ›››

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How They Made That Quicksilver Scene in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:29
 Days of Future Past

If you loved X-Men: Days of Future Past over the summer, today is a good day, because the time traveling X-Men franchise mash-up hits Blu-Ray & DVD today. One of the best parts of the film was when Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters, got a chance to show off the potential of his super speedy powers. As Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) are trying to break Magneto (Michael Fassbender) out of a seemingly inescapable prison, Quicksilver goes into his speedy Zen-style state while listening to "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce, and the result is awesome. But how did they make it? Watch! ›››

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The Park is Open: First Teaser Poster for 'Jurassic World' Has Arrived

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:49
Jurassic World

The logo for Jurassic Park is probably one of the most iconic in the history of cinema, and if it ain't broke, you don't fix it. That's why the teaser poster for Jurassic World, arriving next summer, is perfect. It takes the familiar logo that all the fans love, and just makes things a little darker. The logo has depth and texture now, and makes great use of the very simple tagline "The park is open." Could the reveal of this poster mean that we'll be getting a teaser trailer for the film sometime soon? There have been some descriptions of a trailer tested on audiences going around online, so it shouldn't be long before we get to see it. Look below! ›››

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Fox Bumps Up 'Independence Day 2,' Pushes Back 'Hitman: Agent 47'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:34
20th Century Fox

After being pushed back from a release next summer, 20th Century Fox settled on releasing Independence Day 2 on July 1st, 2016. But again, the studio has decided to change the release date. Fortunately, instead of pushing back the film, Fox has bumped it up a week to hit theaters on June 24th, 2016. That means it will arrive the same weekend as Universal Pictures' reboot of The Mummy, and it will get an extra week in theaters before a Marvel film arrives on July 8th (it's likely Doctor Strange). We're still no sure who's starring in Independence Day 2, or when it will start production, but we're keeping our ear to the ground. ›››

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Ewan McGregor Rumored to Be in the Running for 'Doctor Strange'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:34
Doctor Strange / Ewan McGregor

For those who haven't heard, Joaquin Phoenix is officially out of the running for Marvel's forthcoming Phase Three title Doctor Strange. He was in talks, but apparently it just didn't work out. So now Marvel is still looking for a leading man to become the Sorcerer Supreme in the film directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). And in typical internet fashion, a new rumor has popped up from Badass Digest, citing an untested source, that has pegged Ewan McGregor as doing some research for the role by checking out some comic books. But it sounds like he's one of a few contenders. ›››

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Check Out FAMP Art's Latest Print for André Øvredal's 'Trollhunter'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:33
Trollhunter FAMP Art

The Trolls are back! Call the Trollhunter! Last week at New York Comic-Con I met one of the guys behind FAMP Art, the new creative collective focused on creating great art for "foreign films, classics and more" branching out from Mondo. We chatted about some upcoming releases following their debut for City of God, and here's the next one. This artwork is for that awesome Norwegian faux-documentary Trollhunter, or Trolljegeren, which first hit theaters back in 2011 from director André Øvredal, who has yet to make his next feature though a few are in the works. The art is by Chris Weston and will be printed as a full 24"x36" print being sold by FAMP Art next week. Check out the Trollhunter print and another variant version below. ›››

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Lizzy Caplan Ready to Get Tricky with a Role in 'Now You See Me 2'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:54
Lizzy Caplan

Briefly: After landing boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe for a supporting role earlier this month, Now You See Me 2 has added another new cast member to the magician heist sequel from Summit Entertainment. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Mark Ruffalo have all been confirmed to return, and now The Wrap reports they'll be joined by Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls, "Masters of Sex"). However, the film from director Jon M. Chu is still laying low when it comes to revealing plot details, and we don't even know what character Caplan will play. Stay tuned for more updates. ›››

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct Adaptation of 'Love May Fail' at Sony

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:45
Sam Raimi

After years of spending time in the world of horror, followed by blockbuster territory with Spider-Man and most recently prequel adventures with Oz: The Great and Powerful, it sounds like director Sam Raimi is ready for something completely different. Deadline has word that Raimi is currently in talks to direct an adaptation of Love May Fail, the book by Matthew Quick, the same author who wrote the book that was turned into the acclaimed film Silver Linings Playbook. Raimi will still be sticking with Sony Pictures for the project with Spider-Man franchise producer Matt Tolmach on board the film as well. So what's it about? ›››

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Javier Bardem May Set Sail as 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Bad Guy

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:04
Javier Bardem

After once being in talks to take the role of Blackbeard in Joe Wright's Pan (the role eventually went to Hugh Jackman), it sounds like Javier Bardem might end up setting sail after all. The Wrap reports the Spanish actor is in early talks to take the villain role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The role would make Bardem a ghost pirate named Captain Brand, who is hellbent on getting revenge on Captain Jack Sparrow, because he believes the perpetually drunk and flamboyant hero to be responsible for killing his brother. The role was offered to Christoph Waltz previously, but didn't stick. ›››

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Katie Holmes is a Cute Little Killer in Second 'Miss Meadows' Trailer

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:36
Miss Meadows

"Kind of a Pulp Fiction, Mary Poppins." That line in the new trailer for the quirky thriller Miss Meadows sums it up rather perfectly, but somehow we don't think the film will measure up to either of those revered films. Katie Holmes plays a wholesome, charming school teacher who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty when the opportunity calls for it. Delivering justice with a tiny little pistol she keeps for her purse, she's ready to keep the bad guys away from her children and the nice town in which she lives. But can she keep her secret from the local law enforcement, including the sheriff played by James Badge Dale? Watch! ›››

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Must Watch: Full Trailer for Bennett Miller's Powerful 'Foxcatcher'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:37
Foxcatcher

"Do you have any idea who I am?" So far, the the first, second & third teaser trailers for Bennett Miller's acclaimed new drama Foxcatcher haven't shown much, but they have hinted at some great performances from Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, along with an intense and powerful story. Now a full-length trailer has arrived painting a much better picture of this strange and tragic story about Olympic wrestling champions (Tatum & Ruffalo) who become at odds with their trainer John du Pont (Carell). This looks like such a stirring and even haunting drama, and this is sure to be an Oscar contender soon. Watch! ›››

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Monthly Must See: John Curran's 'Tracks' Starring Mia Wasikowska

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:58
Tracks - Monthly Must See

"Like any journey, it's not what you carry, but what you leave behind." Continuing our latest feature, the Monthly Must See profile, this time around I'm highlighting an extraordinarily beautiful film called Tracks, set in Australia directed by John Curran of We Don't Live Here Anymore and The Painted Veil previously. Tracks is now playing in limited theaters and first premiered at the fall film festivals in 2013, where I first caught it. Actress Mia Wasikowska stars as Robyn in the true story of an independent young woman who decides to hike 1,700 miles across the Australian desert on her own. Aside from her dog and three camels. ›››

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One-Hour Doc on David Fincher's Meticiulous Work in 'Panic Room'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:30
Panic Room

If you haven't headed to theaters to catch David Fincher's latest masterful thriller Gone Girl, then you should rectify that immediately. Fincher is one of the most gifted, meticulous and precise filmmakers working today, and you can see just how impressive his work is in this recent visual essay looking back at his work on films like Se7en, Zodiac, The Game, Panic Room and more. And it's the latter film giving us an even more in-depth look at Fincher's process, from pre-visualization to a carefully constructed set crafted to allow Fincher to move the camera freely on the set. Plus, it's cool to see interviews from the set with Jodie Foster, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker and a young Kristen Stewart from 12 years ago. Watch below! ›››

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