Top Movie News for November 22, 2014
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, the first of a two-part finale wrapping up the beloved and lucrative Hunger Games franchise, is a stand-in representation of a number of rages in Hollywood. A dystopian future in which the people, under the control of a brutish government, are beginning to rebel? Check. A tough, female protagonist who finds her emotions torn between two men? Double check.
- AintItCool: Nordling Reviews THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1!
- Cinema Blend: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Made A Fortune Overnight
- Dark Horizons: Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
- Rotten Tomatoes: News: Parental Guidance: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
- Moviefone: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know
- Deadline: ‘Mockingjay Part I’ Preys Upon $33M In 2-Day Overseas Debut: Int’l Box Office
- AintItCool: Capone says THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 soars because it changes the game
- We Got This Covered: Exclusive Video Interview With The Cast And Director Of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Renews Heated Political Debate
- ScreenRant: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Spoilers Discussion
- MTV Movies Blog: Could ‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ Be The Biggest ‘Hunger Games’ Ever?
- Screen Crush: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1': 16 Biggest Differences Between the Book and the Movie
- MTV Movies Blog: 25 Reasons ‘Back To The Future Part II’ Is Still The Best In The Series
- ScreenRant: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′: Natalie Dormer on Cressida’s Noble Propaganda
- Collider: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Earns $17 Million from Thursday Showings; Can It Hit $150 Million?
- Hollywood Reporter: Box Office: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Blazes to $17M Thursday Night
- Dark Horizons: "Mockingjay" Scores $17M From Previews
- Variety: Lionsgate Stock Slides Following ‘Mockingjay’ Opening
- Entertainment Weekly: Critical Mass: ‘Mockingjay’ reviews hung up on two-part finale
- Variety: Digital Tracking: ‘Mockingjay’ to Fly Away with Records at Box Office
- USA Today: Meet the new rebels of 'Mockingjay'
- USA Today: Nerds talk the best and worst of 'Mockingjay'
- AintItCool: Quint talks long form storytelling with Hunger Games: Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence.
- Cinema Blend: Why Hunger Games Made The Right Decision By Splitting Mockingjay Into Two Parts
- Variety: Box Office: ‘Mockingjay’ Hits Franchise Low Despite No. 1 Opening of the Year
- Deadline: ‘Mockingjay’ Sings High Abroad, But Why Is Katniss Shooting Low At Stateside B.O.?
- MTV Movies Blog: ‘Mockingjay’ Has Arrived: Here’s What Critics Are Saying
- JoBlo: Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Francis Lawrence talks The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
- The Wrap: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Takes Flight With $25.2 Million at Thursday Box Office
- The Wrap: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Takes Flight With $17 Million at Thursday Box Office
- HitFix: Box Office: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' braves the weather for $17 million Thursday
- MTV Movies Blog: ‘Mockingjay’ Cast Goes Inside The Movie’s Most OMG-Worthy Scene
- The Wrap: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Star Natalie Dormer Talks Gender Equality, ‘GoT’ Male Nudity: ‘They Need to Ramp it Up’
It was a busy year for Brenton Thwaites having had roles is MALEFICENT, OCULUS, and THE GIVER; the up and coming star is now looking to take on the sought after role of Henry in the upcoming sequel PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. Not much is known about the role other than the character is said to be a British Soldier. He will join returning cast members Johnny Depp who will forever be playing... Read More...
- We Got This Covered: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Closes In On Brenton Thwaites
- Collider: Brenton Thwaites in Talks to Join PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
- Variety: Brenton Thwaites to Co-Star With Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of Caribbean 5′
- AintItCool: Brenton Thwaites Could Join PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5!
- Moviefone: 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Snags Brenton Thwaites, Possibly Javier Bardem
- Digital Spy: Brenton Thwaites joins Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 5?
- Screen Crush: 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Casts Brenton Thwaites as Captain Jack's Sidekick
- ScreenRant: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Recruiting ‘The Giver’ Actor Brenton Thwaites
- MovieWeb: 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Casts Brenton Thwaites in Key Role
- FirstShowing.net: 'The Giver' Star Brenton Thwaites Joins 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'
- Hollywood Reporter: Brenton Thwaites Nabs Key 'Pirates 5' Role
- Deadline: Brenton Thwaites Boards ‘Pirates 5′ Ship For Disney
- The Wrap: Brenton Thwaites in Talks to Join ‘Pirates of the Carribbean 5' (Exclusive)
- Dark Horizons: Thwaites Scores Key Role In Fifth "Pirates"
- We Got This Covered: Ewan McGregor And Brenton Thwaites Go On The Lam In First Trailer For Son Of A Gun
- SlashFilm: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′: Disney Casts Jack Sparrow’s New Mate
- Badass Digest: PIRATES 5 Gets A GIVER
- IGN Movies: The Giver Star Cast in Pirates 5
- Latino Review: 'Pirates' Scribe To Update Steve McQueen’s 'Yucatan' As A Star-Vehicle For Robert Downey Jr.
Lucasfilms has released its first official trailer for the animated feature Strange Magic. The film, written by George Lucas, explores the world of fairies, goblins, and elves that live in a realm split between a bright kingdom and a dark forest filled with horrible creatures. But when the barrier between the worlds is broken, the creatures must learn to live together. The film stars Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Maya Rudolph, and Alan Cumming. Strange Magic opens on January 23rd, 2015. Trailer For George Lucas’ Strange Magic Released
- Moviefone: George Lucas is Making 'Strange Magic' in This New Trailer (VIDEO)
- Deadline: ‘Strange Magic’ Trailer: George Lucas’ Animated Fairy Tale
- AintItCool: STRANGE MAGIC, based on a story by George Lucas, gets a trailer!
- SlashFilm: ‘Strange Magic’ Trailer: Animated Musical Fantasy Dreamed Up By George Lucas
- The Playlist: Watch: Trailer For Animated Musical 'Strange Magic' Written By George Lucas
- MTV Movies Blog: Trailer For George Lucas’ ‘Strange Magic’ Lives Up To The Title
- MovieWeb: 'Strange Magic' Trailer from Creator George Lucas and Disney
- Screen Crush: 'Strange Magic' Trailer: George Lucas' Crazy Animated Fairy Tale
- Hollywood Reporter: First Trailer for Lucasfilm's 'Strange Magic' Released
- Badass Digest: Lucasfilm’s STRANGE MAGIC Gets A Strange Trailer
- Dark Horizons: First Trailer: "Strange Magic"
- We Got This Covered: Goblins, Elves And Fairies Dominate First Trailer For Lucasfilm’s Strange Magic
- Mania: Strange Magic: Official Trailer
- Entertainment Weekly: Watch the first trailer for Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’
- FirstShowing.net: Lucasfilm's Animated 'Strange Magic' Trailer is Silliness & Pop Tunes
- HitFix: 'Strange Magic' trailer is full of snarky heroes, dudebro fairies, & musical numbers
Amy Adams' shelved Janis Joplin biopic breathes new life with director and production schedule.
- Deadline: Jean-Marc Vallee To Direct Amy Adams In Janis Joplin Biopic
- We Got This Covered: Dallas Buyers Club’s Jean-Marc Vallee To Direct Amy Adams In Janis Joplin Biopic
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Wild' Director Jean-Marc Vallee in Talks to Direct Amy Adams in Janis Joplin Biopic
- The Playlist: 'Wild' Director Jean-Marc Vallée To Helm Janis Joplin Biopic Starring Amy Adams
- Collider: DALLAS BUYERS CLUB Director Jean-Marc Vallée to Helm Amy Adams in Janis Joplin Biopic
- MovieWeb: Amy Adams' Janis Joplin Biopic Gets 'Dallas Buyers Club' Director
- The Wrap: Jean-Marc Vallée in Talks to Direct Amy Adams in Janis Joplin Biopic
- Screen Crush: Amy Adams' Janis Joplin Biopic Gets a 'Wild' Director
- FirstShowing.net: 'Dallas Buyers Club' Director Boards Amy Adams' Janis Joplin Biopic
- SlashFilm: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Director in Talks to Direct Amy Adams in Janis Joplin Biopic
- JoBlo: Dallas Buyers Club director will helm Janis Joplin biopic with Amy Adams
- Cinema Blend: Amy Adams Is Playing Janis Joplin, Get The Badass Details
- Badass Digest: Jean-Marc Vallee To Direct Amy Adams In The Role She Was Born To Play
Channing Tatum has been busy with starring roles in hit films like 22 Jump Street and Foxcatcher (which has received rave reviews from critics) but now he is eyeing a position behind the camera. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Tatum is in talks to direct the YA drama Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock for The Weinstein Co.Leonard Peacock centers on a troubled high schooler who plans to kill his best friend and then himself.
- Entertainment Weekly: Channing Tatum to co-direct YA adaptation ‘Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock’
- We Got This Covered: Channing Tatum And Reid Carolin To Helm YA Adaptation Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
- Hollywood Reporter: Channing Tatum to Direct YA Drama 'Leonard Peacock' (Exclusive)
- The Playlist: Channing Tatum Will Make His Directorial Debut With Drama 'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock'
- Collider: Channing Tatum to Direct FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK Adaptation
- SlashFilm: Channing Tatum May Make Directorial Debut With ‘Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock’
- MovieWeb: Channing Tatum Will Direct 'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock'
- JoBlo: Channing Tatum turns to directing with Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
- Screen Crush: Channing Tatum Is Making His Directorial Debut with 'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock'
- FirstShowing.net: 'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock' is Channing Tatum's Directorial Debut
- Vulture: Channing Tatum Is Going to Direct His First Film
- Vulture: YA Dystopian Films Have Become What They Hate
On the Babble-On podcast Josh Boone, the director of The Fault In Our Stars, told Kevin Smith that he was working on adapting Stephen King’s 1168 page epic The Stand. Others have tried to boil the tale of good vs evil in a post-apocalyptic world into a single film, including Smith’s friend Ben Affleck. But something funny happened when Boone turned in his three-hour long script attempt… the studio execs asked if he had thought about doing it as a multi-part film series. The director says that Warner Brothers plans to adapt the novel into a four-part movie franchise.
- ScreenRant: Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ Planned as Four Movies; Director Teases A-List Cast
- FirstShowing.net: Warner Bros. Wants Josh Boone to Turn 'The Stand' into Four Movies
- The Playlist: Director Josh Boone Says 'The Stand' Will Now Be A Four Movie Event "With A Cast That Will Blow People’s Minds"
- Dark Horizons: King's "The Stand" Becomes Four Films
- Rotten Tomatoes: News: The Stand Will Be a Multi-Film Franchise
- Deadline: Finding The Kid Who Could Stand Up To Bill Murray: Ted Melfi On ‘St. Vincent’ At The Contenders
- IndieWire: MPAA Launches WhereToWatch.com, Its Most Daring Stand Against Piracy Yet
- HitFix: Warner Bros may gamble big on a four-movie 'Stand' from 'Fault In Our Stars' director
We are living in the franchise-heavy film era, which can sometimes feel exhausting (see: ‘Transformers’) or can sometimes be very enjoyable, depending on the product. In television, having a clear endpoint in mind is a good thing (see: ‘Breaking Bad’); meanwhile, studios are now planning their franchises out years in advance. Again, this can be good (Marvel), or, as our own Matt Singer bemoaned, it leads to what he finds to be an unnecessary splitting of the final chapter to extend the life of a franchise.
- Collider: Andy Serkis Suggests the PLANET OF THE APES Prequel Series May Span Four or Five Films
- Dread Central: Andy Serkis Talks the Future of the Planet of the Apes
- ScreenRant: Andy Serkis Talks ‘Planet of the Apes 3′ and the Franchise’s Future
- Badass Digest: Andy Serkis Says “Apes Together Forever”
- MovieWeb: Current 'Planet of the Apes' Series May Be More Than 3 Movies
- Cinema Blend: The Planet Of The Apes Franchise May Be Around Longer Than We Thought
- SlashFilm: Sequel Bits: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3′, ‘Now You See Me 2′
- Dark Horizons: A Fourth "Apes" Film Could Happen
Thorin da housePeter Jackson has edited the upcoming issue of Empire - on newsagents' shelves next week (November 27) - and to celebrate, there will be an ever-so-tantalising drip feed of Hobbity goodness here on EmpireOnline.com.
- Mania: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies The Last Goodbye Music Video
- Deadline: Hobbit Sings Sweet Farewell To Middle Earth
- Collider: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES: Check Out the Music Video for Billy Boyd’s “The Last Goodbye”
- Comic Book Movie: Thorin's "Regal Armor" On THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Empire Cover
- FirstShowing.net: Billy Boyd's 'The Hobbit' Song 'Last Goodbye' Debuts a Music Video
- JoBlo: Watch Billy Boyd's great music video for "The Last Goodbye" from The Hobbit
- MovieWeb: 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Last Goodbye Music Video
- Comic Book Movie: 'Thorin' Heads Into Action In BTS Still From THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
It is pretty clear that everything about GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is awesome. From the movie to the soundtrack, everything just clicks. A lot of that is thanks to director James Gunn who has been refreshingly revealing about the film's production since before it hit theaters this summer. Now, as the film hits digital release, Gunn has shared another cool element of the film: an alternate soundtrack. Teasing it as... Read More...
- Hollywood Reporter: Watch 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Get the 'Friends' Treatment
- Cinema Blend: Guardians Of The Galaxy Has Another Mixtape, Here's What Was On It
- Shockya: James Gunn on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Bonus Features, The Film’s Success & Beyond
- Cinema Blend: 5 Oscars Guardians Of The Galaxy Deserves To Win
- MTV Movies Blog: One ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Fan Turned Groot Into A Swing Set
- MTV Movies Blog: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Mashed Up With ‘Friends’ Is Perfect: Watch
- SlashFilm: Superhero Bits: Ant-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Gotham, Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman
Landing a role in “The Hunger Games” must have seemed like a golden ticket to the plethora of young actors and actresses clamoring for a handful of roles.
- Hollywood Reporter: Lionsgate Shares Drop on Fears Latest 'Hunger Games' Will Open Short of $150 Million
- Digital Spy: 17 things you never knew about The Hunger Games
- Cinema Blend: Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Hunger Games, Dumb And Dumber To, And Beyond The Lights
- SlashFilm: /Film Interview: Jeffrey Wright on ‘The Hunger Games’ Adult Appeal and ‘Bond 24′
- Comic Book Movie: BOX OFFICE: THE HUNGER GAMES Opens Big With $17 Million On Thursday Night
- MovieWeb: BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will 'Hunger Games 3' Break Records?
- MovieWeb: 'Hunger Games 3' Thursday Box Office Opens Big with $17 Million
A 14-year old Jennifer Lawrence plays Desdemona in Shakespeare's 'Othello' in a never-before-seen video.
- Vulture: 21 Photos of Jennifer Lawrence Making Silly Faces in Fancy Dresses
- Rotten Tomatoes: News: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Red Carpet Photos with Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Dormer and more
- Rotten Tomatoes: News: RT Podcast: Ep. 078 - Mockingjay reviews, plus Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks and Donald Sutherland
- Entertainment Weekly: Hear Jennifer Lawrence sing ‘The Hanging Tree’ in ‘Mockingjay’
- IGN Movies: Mockingjay: Jennifer Lawrence & Stars on Batman, Katniss & Bloodshed
- Screen Crush: Listen to Jennifer Lawrence Sing "The Hanging Tree" From 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1'
- Comic Book Movie: Listen To Jennifer Lawrence Sing "The Hanging Tree" From THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY
The Witch (Meryl Streep) doesn't want her daughter Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy) to leave home and find her Prince (Billy Magnussen). To convince her daughter to stay The Witch sings “Stay with Me,” which was originally written by Stephen Sondheim for the musical Into The Woods. “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.
- The Playlist: Meryl Streep Sings! Watch The Oscar Winner Perform "Stay With Me" From 'Into The Woods'
- AintItCool: New Clip from INTO THE WOODS, Featuring Meryl Streep Singing "Stay With Me!"
- Moviefone: Meryl Streep Slays 'Stay With Me' in 'Into the Woods' (VIDEO)
- IndieWire: Watch: Meryl Streep Proves Her Singing Chops in New 'Into the Woods' Featurette
- Vulture: Hear Meryl Streep Belt ‘Stay With Me’ From Into the Woods
- Thompson on Hollywood: Stream 'Into the Woods' Live Q & A with Streep, Blunt, Kendrick and Pine
MGM This week the world lost a peerless filmmaker (and EGOT winner) who delivered a hot tub full of fantastic films. Mike Nichols put Dustin Hoffman in a compromising position, tortured Meryl Streep and found a grounding commonality even with his most extraordinary characters.
- IndieWire: Indiewire Podcast: Why Mike Nichols Matters
- Thompson on Hollywood: Screen Talk: Mike Nichols, Steve Jobs Biopic, Oscar Updates and Doc Shortlists
- Hollywood Reporter: Mike Nichols Remembered by Angelina Jolie and Bennett Miller During Emotional Conversation
- Variety: ‘Angels in America’ Cinematographer on Working With Mike Nichols
- Digital Spy: Mike Nichols dies: Broadway to dim lights in director's honour
Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar features a pretty powerful message about love, but it’s not all sweetness and light. It doesn’t shy away from the darker side of humanity, particularly in a third-act twist that puts our heroes in jeopardy. In a new interview, Nolan discusses that divisive scene, laying out the logic and motivations that led to the big moment. We’re purposely being vague here because we’d hate to be the jerks who ruin the movie, so let’s just slap up a big fat spoiler warning and head to the jump where we can talk freely.
- MovieWeb: Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Spoilers and Ending
- Thompson on Hollywood: How the 'Interstellar' Crafts Team Experiments with Sight and Sound
- HitFix: Editor Lee Smith says he could only play with time so much in 'Interstellar'
- MovieWeb: 'Interstellar' Ending Explained: Time Travel and the Real Science
- FirstShowing.net: Watch: Take a Closer Look at the Science & Sound of 'Interstellar'
This week, much much much less about Midichlorians. I promise.So much to cover, most of it very very very spoilerish.Multiple sources suggest that we’ll finally get a The Force Awakens trailer attached to The Hobbit: The Third And Mostly Made Up One this December, cementing in everyone’s minds that May-The-4th-Be-Damned, Star Wars is a December property now. You spend the holiday with your families, you buy Star Wars things, you see Star Wars movie stuff, from here until our generation’s pets die.
- Screen Crush: WookieeLeaks: Some Pretty Major 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Spoilers Have Hit the Web
- Cinema Blend: The Star Wars 7 Ending Just Might Ruin Your Childhood
- SlashFilm: 10 Star Wars Mysteries the Stand Alone Films Could Answer
- SlashFilm: Star Wars Bits: Several ‘The Force Awakens’ Rumors, Celebration, ‘Rebels’ Discussion and Updates
- SlashFilm: Page 2: Star Wars, Interstellar, BTTF, Star Trek, GoT, Drive, Joe Carnahan, Trainspotting, Portlandia, X-Files, Memento
If you've had your ear to the ground in the genre world, you've likely heard the increasingly loud buzz surrounding "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night." It's a black-and-white, Iranian vampire western (when's the last time you saw something like that?) that has been a big hit on the festival circuit (read our review).
- AintItCool: AICN HORROR Contest: Find out how you can win a poster&comic from A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT!
- AintItCool: AICN HORROR looks at A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT! PENANCE Episode 1&2! SKINLESS!
- Vulture: The Iranian Vampire-Romance A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Is Old-School Americana With a Persian Twist
- Thompson on Hollywood: Meet Sheila Vand: Artist, Cinephile and Star of 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night'
- Hollywood Reporter: Marvel Announces New 'Howard the Duck' Comic Book
Universal unveils cryptic teaser for Jurassic World, full trailer coming on Thanksgiving Day. Jurassic World is still several months away but Universal is already starting the marketing machine and today, they unveiled a cryptic teaser that didn’t reveal anything but it anticipates that a more revealing trailer will be released on Thanksgiving Day. You can watch the teaser below: The teaser is an homage to one of the original film’s most iconic scenes and it builds on the premise that something big is coming.
- SlashFilm: WTF: Weird ‘Jurassic World’ Teaser From Universal Spain: “Something Big Is Coming”
- Dread Central: First Jurassic World Teaser Sends Shivers
- Cinema Blend: The Jurassic World Teaser Is A Perfect Callback To The Franchise's Greatest Moment
- Cinema Blend: The Jurassic World Trailer Teaser Is A Perfect Callback To The Franchise's Greatest Moment
- Digital Spy: Jurassic World's Bryce Dallas Howard in Pete's Dragon remake talks
Millennium Entertainment has acquired operations of the Los Angeles offices of Amplify, the multi-platform distribution company, the companies announced Friday. As part of the deal, Amplify's Logan Mulvey will serve as Millennium's Senior Vice President of Digital Distribution, effective immediately.
- Variety: Millennium Entertainment Buys Distributor Amplify’s L.A. Operations
- Deadline: Millenium Entertainment Bolsters Digital With Amplify LA
- Hollywood Reporter: Millennium Entertainment Acquires Amplify's Los Angeles Operation
- HitFix: Jennifer Aniston serves 'Cake' in LA as Best Actress nomination chances increase
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies star Martin Freeman is in talks to join Tina Fey and Margot Robbie in Paramount's true story adaptation The Taliban Shuffle.The plot is adapted from Kim Barker's memoir of the same name, which follows her exploits as a journalist, covering the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. As she writes stories about militants and being a woman in this dangerous area, the reporter also copes with boredom through promiscuous behavior and episodes of violence. Tina Fey is playing Barker, with Margot Robbie portraying an on-air broadcast journalist.
- FirstShowing.net: Martin Freeman Joins Tina Fey & Margot Robbie in 'Taliban Shuffle'
- Dark Horizons: Martin Freeman Joins "Taliban Shuffle"
- Deadline: Tina Fey & Robert Carlock’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Moves From NBC To Netflix With 2-Season Pickup
- IndieWire: NBC Deals Tina Fey Series 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' to Netflix
When audiences see “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as British mathematician Alan Turing, it will be a very different film than the one originally imagined. “We kinda had this lost year at Warner Bros.,” screenwriter Graham Moore recalled after TheWrap‘s Awards Season Screening Series presentation of the film at The Landmark Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday.
- Vulture: Watch an Exclusive Clip of Benedict Cumberbatch Talk About Coming Out in The Imitation Game
- Variety: Editor William Goldenberg on Cutting ‘Imitation Game,’ ‘Unbroken’
- Long Island Newsday: 'The Imitation Game' and other math related films that add up
- MTV Movies Blog: Benedict Cumberbatch Has A Disturbing Plan For Penguin-Murder: Watch
Hacksaw Ridge: Academy Award-winning director Mel Gibson is in talks to direct his first film since Apocalypto (2006). The new project, titled Hacksaw Ridge, tells the story of a U.S. Army medic during World War II who saved many lives; he became the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Andrew Garfield is in talks to play the medic. [Deadline] Green Room: Patrick Stewart is front and center in the first official photo from Green Room, a...Read MoreRead Comments
- Latino Review: First TV Spot for 'Fifty Shades of Grey Hits'
- Collider: New FIFTY SHADES OF GREY TV Spot Continues to Promise Sweet, Kinky Love
- MovieWeb: First 'Fifty Shades of Grey' TV Spot
- Thompson on Hollywood: Mel Gibson Heads Back to Directing (Exclusive Video)
Here’s the first trailer for the tense Australian drama Strangerland, in which Nicole Kidman plays a woman whose children disappear, leading her and her husband into a desperate search. This first Strangerland trailer is short and tense — it’s got some of the same vibe and aesthetic appeal of True Detective, even if it doesn’t have the same dynamic between lead characters. Kim Farrant makes her directorial debut with the film, which also stars Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.
- FirstShowing.net: Watch: Nicole Kidman Loses Her Kids in Aussie 'Strangerland' Trailer
- We Got This Covered: Watch The First Trailer For Nicole Kidman’s Desert Drama Strangerland
- The Playlist: Watch: Eerie, Haunting Trailer For 'Strangerland' Starring Nicole Kidman And Hugo Weaving
- MovieWeb: 'Strangerland' Trailer Starring Nicole Kidman
Director Richard Linklater, whose films have featured early or breakthrough performances from Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Ben Affleck, Christian McKay and others, will be recognized by the Casting Society of America with the Career Achievement Award at the 30th Annual Artios Awards, the CSA announced on Friday. The honor will be given to Linklater at the Artios Awards on Jan. 22, 2015.
We'll have a new main villain when the show returns in 2015 -- Madame Kali, the spiritualist and medium who hosted the Seance in the second episode of the first season. Says Showtime president David Nevins of the character: "There’s a great antagonist next year played by Helen McCrory… Season 1’s antagonist was sort of an inhuman character. It’ll be good to have a more human antagonist.”
- Shock Till You Drop: The First Photo from Penny Dreadful Season 2 is Here!
- Dread Central: First Look at Penny Dreadful Season 2
- Dark Horizons: First "Penny Dreadful" S2 Photo
Pete’s Dragon is a Disney movie that holds nostalgia value for those who grew up on the 1977 feature; and like other Disney titles from the 20th Century, it’s now getting remade on the big screen for a new generation.
Could the 'Gone Girl' star crack the Best Actress top five? A bump from the Palm Springs Film Festival should help.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention
- Hollywood Reporter: Richard Linklater to Receive Casting Society of America's Career Achievement Award
- Thompson on Hollywood: Richard Linklater Will Receive Casting Society Career Achievement Award
- Entertainment Weekly: Richard Linklater to receive career achievement award from Casting Society
The soon-to-be Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, has been friendly with the press since the big announcement was made a few weeks back that he had been cast as the Marvel character. And now in a new interview, the actor has revealed some details on where he stands as a comic-book fan, whether or not he’s tried on the Black Panther suit yet (he hasn’t), and more. Talking to EW, Boseman says that he doesn’t think there’s a screenplay for his standalone film at the moment. “All of that is being come up with right now,” he says.
Sony Pictures Entertainment's Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer Charles Sipkins is leaving the company after only 15 months at his post. Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton announced Sipkins’ exit in an internal memo to staff on Friday. See photos: Remembering Mike Nichols: 12 Movies the Hollywood Icon Directed (Photos) “Charlie Sipkins has resigned to pursue other opportunities.
Patrick Stewart has tweeted the first look at his character from his new film GREEN ROOM, and no, it's not the image above of him with Ian McKellen and Elmo. Written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier (BLUE RUIN), GREEN ROOM will follow a "young punk rock band who find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of... Read More...
Speak to Telltale about Game of Thrones, and everything inevitably comes back to a feeling of simultaneous excitement and paranoia: The fans have to be happy. Early in development, before Telltale arrived at the “oil-painting brought to life” aesthetic, its Game of Thrones series looked similar to The Walking Dead, with its thick black lines and vibrant colors. “Oil painting just has this wonderful depth to it that matches the art of a Game of Thrones story,” Director of Design Ryan Kauffman told IGN. “Bloody. Epic. Dark. Gross.
In another installment of Jimmy Kimmel's Celebrities Read Mean Tweets, we have the likes of Chris Pratt, Chloe Moretz, Adam Sandler, and a few others, reading off the harsh words of some insignificant d-bags of whom they'll never meet. Okay, to be fair, I've done my share of bashing individuals I don't know, but I think it's pretty fascinating to see the actual celebrities read... Read More...
Matt Smith has hit the ground running career wise since leaving Doctor Who. He has already starred in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies for Screen Gems, Terminator: Genysis for Paramount and worked with Ryan Gosling in Lost River. So what does Mr. Smith have in store next? He’s signed on to star in another Screen Gems picture, Patient Zero. A film about a super strain of rabies that has caused a global pandemic and a new extremely violent species.
- Entertainment Weekly: Casting Net: ‘Doctor Who’ alum Matt Smith to star in ‘Patient Zero’
- ScreenRant: Matt Smith Joins Natalie Dormer for Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Patient Zero’
When Edgar Wright abandoned Ant-Man six months ago, reports had said that the few cast members linked to the movie would be contractually obliged to stay on board as Marvel Studios searched high and low for Wright's replacement. Well, that might have been the case for Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), who signed on pretty early, but as Ant-Man nears post-production with Peyton Reed in the director's chair, Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne) has revealed that she had the option to leave.
Just days after the first photos for the upcoming comedy Get Hard were released, Warner Bros. has debuted an official banner featuring stars Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell.The story centers on Will Ferrell's James King, a wealthy investment banker who is found guilty of committing fraud and sent to San Quentin prison. In order to prepare himself for the time he's about to serve, James hires Darnell (Kevin Hart), a car-washer he's mistaken for an ex-con.
Paramount Pictures/Bond 360 A lot of Best Picture hopefuls each year have documentary counterparts. It makes sense, because biopics and other true stories are great fodder for Oscar bait. Some are as easy as Monster and Milk being linked to Nick Broomfield’s Aileen Wuornos films and The Times of Harvey Milk, respectively, in part because the dramas were directly influenced by their doc predecessors.
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The Warren Ellis-penned comic book series Global Frequency is getting its third shot at television. A decade ago, The WB tried to set a Global Frequency TV series in motion, shooting a pilot based on the comic about an organization that attempts to protect the world from the influence of covert government actions. But the show didn’t get picked up, and the pilot, which starred Michelle Forbes and Josh Hopkins, disappeared into the aether, destined to be shared illegally for years to come.
Al Pacino returns to the big screen as a washed up rock star in the first trailer and poster for Danny Collins, which doesn't have a release date set at this time.Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways.
Nearly five years after the film was shot, the first trailer has been released for Red Knot, starring Olivia Thirlby (Dredd 3D) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men).Set on a research vessel en route to the icy wastes of Antarctica, Peter Harrison (Vincent Kartheiser) is a writer sharing his dream of going to the ends of the earth with his wife (Olivia Thirlby ). The confines of the ship and the wide open spaces of the southern ocean set the stage for an unraveling marriage encountering their first rite of passage as a couple.
These days, Marvel seemingly just print anything in the hope that it might pay off (though the fact that their monthly solicitations almost always have at least one or two cancellations indicates otherwise), and the latest character to get his own series is Howard the Duck. Yay? To be fair, the series has a quality creative team in the form of Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones, and a devoted fanbase who will likely be very pleased by this news. Set on Earth, the cosmic character will apparently be a P.I. in this book, something which sounds like quite a bit of fun!
You're gonna miss Beca (Anna Kendrick) when she's gone, but she's right here in this first "Pitch Perfect 2" character poster
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The James Franco-produced “The Color of Time” (formerly titled “Tar” when it premiered at last year’s Rome Film Festival) examines the life and work of Pulitzer Prize winning poet C.K. Williams. The film takes an unusual approach to the material, in that an ensemble of 12 directors (all are New York University students) collaborated with the main cast.
This may be one of the longest gaps between a teaser being posted and a final trailer in the history of Twitch.Back in 2011 we posted the teaser for CS Amudhan's Rendavathu Padam. The literal English translation for Rendavathu Padam is "Second Film", which makes sense since it is, in fact, Anudhan's second effort after his wildly popular spoof film, Tamizh Padam (Tamil Film).
In today's feel-good news, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor two-time Oscar winning actor Christoph Waltz with the 2,536th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, December 1st, at 11:30 a.m PST. The star will be unveiled in front of the Musso & Frank Grill at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard. Quentin Tarantino will serve as a guest speaker, helping Leron Gubler, President/CEO of... Read More...
In talking with RadioTimes.com, Mark Gatiss said of the upcoming fourth season of Sherlock: “You can always expect tragedy as well as adventure, that’s just how it goes.” Gatiss is the co-creator of the series with Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat as well as playing the role of Mycroft Holmes. Now that may mean the death of John Watson’s (Matin Freeman) wife Mary (Amanda Abbington), as that is what happens in the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories.
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Pitbull recorded a song for "Penguins of Madagascar," and he has an interesting story behind his decision.
We have your first look at the new poster for the upcoming horror film 4: Apocalypse, which opens in theatres, on iTunes and on Demand on January 2. Here's the official plot synopsis for the film: "Several hours have passed since the terrible events that ravaged the old building in Barcelona. After the chaos of the first few moments, the army decided to intervene and an elite group of soldiers infiltrated the building in order to plant detonators and put an end to this nightmare once and for all. The mission is a success; quick and precise.
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Sylvester Stallone gives the most resonant performance in Reach Me. Playing Gerald, a political blogger who paints abstract art in his free time, Stallone stands out from the crowd by expelling his pent-up rage in the form of insults like, “You're a fart catcher!” If only the other 64 characters in the film looked up from their navels long enough to exude that kind of personality, Reach Me would be a fairly entertaining existential romp. Self-seriousness plagues writer-director John Herzfeld's tone deaf ensemble piece.
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As Guardians Of The Galaxy gears up for its Blu-ray/DVD release, director James Gunn has shared an alternate soundtrack to the film which he's dubbed "Awesome Mix Volume Zero". These songs are much more high energy and definitely a little more obscure than most of the classics from Volume 1, but there's a few great tunes in there. Take a look, see which ones you recognize and if there's any you don't, get listening! 1. Never Wanted to Dance - Mindless Self Indulgence 2. Party Hard - Andrew W.K. 3. The Way It Was - Aceyalone (feat Bionik) 4.
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