Top Movie News for August 28, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company Cover Art Revealed The cover for the upcoming tie-in novel to Star Wars Battlefront has been revealed. Called Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, the novel centers on a group of soldiers fighting in the trenches during the galactic war. "When orders come down for the Rebels to fall back in the face of superior opposition numbers and firepower, Twilight reluctantly complies.

Suicide Squad Wraps In Crew Photo Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad wrapped principle photography this week and director David Ayer commemorated the event by posting this crew photo to his Twitter account: It’s a wrap folks! #SuicideSquad #WarnerBros #DCcomics pic.twitter.com/1Rkvd9t3JX — David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 28, 2015 Suicide Squad was something of a surprise when first announced; an outlier on Warner Bros’ then-emerging DC Entertainment movie slate. It emerged from development quickly.

Borderlands Video Game Film Adaptation Being Developed By Lionsgate 20th Century Fox’s Hitman: Agent 47 is but the latest addition to a long line of video game-turned films that have disappointed, both critically and commercially.

Woody Allen Comedy Boots Bruce Willis, Brings in Steve Carell Steve Carell steps in to replace Bruce Willis in director Woody Allen's new untitled comedy, which is currently shooting in Los Angeles.

'Bourne 5' Shoots Next Week, Set in Post-Snowden World Spying, civil liberties and the nature of democracy will be at the forefront of the 'Bourne 5' storyline.

Sound Off: Max Joseph's 'We Are Your Friends' - What Did You Think? Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The world is ours. Now playing in theaters everywhere is Max Joseph's We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron as a budding DJ in Los Angeles trying to make a name for himself. The fun cast in this dance music movie includes Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski as Sophie, plus Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer and Jon Bernthal. Efron learns that he needs to trust himself to make the most of his creativity. So how is it? Does this actually have something to say? Is it worth seeing?

Michael B. Jordan In Talks For Vampire Comedy Blood Brothers Blood Brothers is the latest vampire film production to see significant attention from a major motion picture studio. Based on the comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics and written by Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller, the new film was pitched to MGM as a cross between Ghostbusters and Men in Black, with its two vampiric heroes thrown into a crisis of apocalyptic proportions. The film centers on the blood-sucking duo of Nick and Tree, whose thousand-year-old friendship has hit the skids.

‘The Walking Dead’ Web Series Will Put Zombies on a Plane We’ve heard over and over that the characters from The Walking Dead won’t cross over with those in spin-off/prequel show Fear the Walking Dead. But there is something happening with the timelines of the two shows, and now we have word of a new intersection between the series. A special web series will take place during the Fear timeline — that is, in the earliest days of the walker outbreak. But it will be a little more walker-centric, as the series takes place on an airplane as walkers attack passengers. EW has the report.

Jurassic World's Bryce Dallas Howard to join Matthew McConaughey in Gold It's time for Bryce Dallas Howard to head back into the jungle, only this time, instead of dinosaurs, she'll be after gold. The JURASSIC WORLD actress has joined the cast of Stephen Gaghan's (SYRIANA, TRAFFIC) upcoming mining drama, GOLD. Bryce Dallas Howard will be playing Kay, the longtime girlfriend of Matthew McConaughey's character, whose capacity and... Read More...

Why Is Pixar Making "Cars 3" After The Poorly-Reviewed Second Film Disappointed at the Domestic Box Office? Since it's a boring weekend at the box office, I'll write about Pixar's puzzling decision to manufacture another "Cars" movie, despite objections from critics. read more

The Castle Of Horror Podcast Presents: The Blair Witch Project By Jason Henderson, Drew Edwards, Tony Salvaggio, and Julia Guzman Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Castle of Horror Podcast tonight, a weekly internet radio show where professional writers in the comics, games and book industries take a look at horror movies, choosing one movie a week to discuss in depth. They say: This week we kick off a retrospective series on found footage horror with a look at the grand-dame of them all, the original Blair Witch Project. It’s interesting to go back and look at this 1999 indy classic with fresh eyes.

Andrew Garfield was pushing Sony to bring Spider-Man into Marvel's universe There was much rejoicing when Spider-Man finally returned home to Marvel (although I guess a better term would be shared-custody) and Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the last two films, recently told Uproxx that he couldn't be happier that Sony has finally joined up with Marvel: I’ve been petitioning to hook up with Marvel since the beginning, so... Read More...

Goosebumps International Trailer: More Scares, More Laughs Author R.L. Stine is a master of all things that go bump in the night. His Goosebumps books and television series were a touchstone for kids and young adults alike. And now, the newest example of ’90s nostalgia has Sony bringing those stories to new life in a feature film. The Goosebumps film comes screaming into theaters everywhere this October, and now a new international version of the trailer has hit the web.

'Assassin's Creed' Movie Is Set in Video Game Universe 'Assassin's Creed' Head of Content Aymar Azaizia reveals new details about the adaptation, confirming it's set in the same universe as the games.

First Shot Of Doctor Light From Flash Season 2? We have what looks to be the first image of Doctor Kimiyo Hoshi or Doctor Light. The long black leather trench coat with this white trim gives the idea of Doctor Light, but with only seeing it from behind it’s just a guess. The rumor that the female version of Doctor Light was going to be on the series broke a few weeks back but no official casting announcement has been made. The images below were shot by a Canadian photographer who also caught a potential spoiler shot he posted later.

Chris Messina in talks to play Ben Affleck's best friend in 'Live By Night' And Bryce Dallas Howard strikes 'Gold' with Matthew McConaughey

Avengers 2 Extended Scene Teases Maria Hill’s Civil War Allegiance Ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron’s release on DVD and Blu-ray, a new extended scene reveals a pragmatic, somewhat darker side to Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and teases her possible allegiance in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. The aftermath of Age of Ultron helped create a division in The Avengers and a growing cynicism in political powers about reining in so-called superheroes.

Doctor Strange Is Quietly Assembling The Strongest Superhero Movie Cast Ever Marvel Comics Mads Mikkelsen might be our next Doctor Strange villain. Or he might not be. It depends on which outlet you’re willing to side with. Variety claims Marvel’s about to make an offer to the Danish wonder. Deadline claims the negotiations are still in a “very very preliminary stage” and that Mikkelsen is one of like a hundred guys all lining up for the part. You know what? It doesn’t matter.

Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment and president and CCO of Warner Bros. Interactive will take the reigns of Warner Bros Consumer Products as well, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “With more and more of our consumer products business being directly driven by DC characters and storylines, a closer alignment of the divisions makes a lot of sense for us,” said Warner chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara.

Z for Zachariah opens today in limited release and to remind you of that here are a few clips from this little post-apocalyptic gem that might otherwise slip unnoticed. Between the next 5 clips there’s a bit over 5 minutes of footage from Z for Zachariah. Obviously if you want to go in knowing as little as […] Read Watch a Few Clips from Z for Zachariah on Filmonic.

“War Room” may have crushed Zac Efron‘s “We Are Your Friends” at the box office on Thursday — the Christian drama grossed $600,000 compared to the meager $175,000 for “Friends” — but critics were decidedly less friendly than audiences. The Sony release garnered a Rotten Tomato score of 18 percent and reviewers called it “a mess,” “anti-feminist” and an “infantile depiction of prayer.” The drama follows a seemingly perfect family looking to fix their problems, so they turn to an older, wiser lady named Mis

Jon Hamm To Join Sci-Fi Dramedy I guess the return of Star Wars means sci-fi is back in vogue. Deadline reports Jon Hamm is in talks to appear in Marjorie Prime. Adapted from the 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama by Jordan Harrison, it follows “an elderly, arthritic former violinist named Marjorie, staring headlong into the decline of old age as her memories begin to fail her.

'America doesn't bail out the losers,' explains real-estate rascal

'No Escape' Interview with the Dowdle Brothers | EXCLUSIVE Ryan Downey talks to brothers John Erick and Drew Dowdle about their insane new action movie 'No Escape', which is destined to be a cult classic.

Just because Steve Jobs is called Steve Jobs, doesn’t mean it’s just about Steve Jobs. In fact, star Kate Winslet says, it’s “almost not about Steve Jobs at all.” Because really, “The film is about all of us.” She’s speaking symbolically, of course, but it does sound like the film has much more on its mind than just the man in the title. In a new interview, Winslet dishes on the themes of the movie, her “extraordinary, feisty” character, and much more.

Nerd Alert: Trump Is Deadpool, Original Gremlins 2 Pitch & More The Empire Strikes Back trailer is recut to resemble The Force Awakens and Harry Potter becomes the villain in today's Nerd Alert.

Next week, expect another slew of thinkpieces about faith-based audiences spending big bucks at the multiplex. Why? Well, micro-budget Christian movie "War Room," being distributed Sony's faith-film outlet Affirm Films, is on track to make a sneak attack at the box office this weekend. In fact, it beat Zac Efron's "We Are Your Friends" in receipts on Thursday night. And not wasting a moment, Sony is using the opportunity to promote their next movie for the holy.

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Join the movement to change the world. Fox Searchlight has debuted another trailer for the documentary He Named Me Malala, profiling the life and activism of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. We've featured one trailer for this previously and it looks like a very inspiring, very moving, heartfelt look at Malala's ambition and her relationship with her father. We expect this film to start getting more and more buzz as it shows up at film festivals this fall, between Telluride and Toronto, before opening in theaters in October.

Colin Hanks Documents Rise, Fall of Tower Records in ‘All Things Must Pass’ Trailer (Video) In the first trailer for the Colin Hanks documentary “All Things Must Pass,” we see the events that led to the rise — and eventual fall — of iconic record store chain Tower Records. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. The documentary charts the store’s rise to prominence as an international chain to the conditions that led to its downfall. The film also features interviews with music legends like Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl.

A new report reveals adult film producer Axel Braun has offered Ronda Rousey $5 million to star in a 'Captain Marvel' porn parody.

HBO and Vice have unveiled the first look at their upcoming special “Fixing the System,” in which President Barack Obama visits the El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma and meets with inmates. The special marks the first time a sitting president has ever visited a federal prison. “There was a strong political incentive, I think, to continually be tough on drugs,” Obama says of the growing civil rights crisis.

Tim Hill, who directed 'Hop' and the first 'Alvin and the Chipmunks', is set to co-write and direct the 'Oh! Heavenly Dog' for Fox 2000.

Watch ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Trailer Recut to Ben Folds’ Cover of Dr. Dre Song (Video) “Straight Outta Compton” just got a significantly less gangster trailer. YouTube user Kern Saxton recut scenes from the blockbuster biopic to make a 4-minute trailer set to Ben Folds’ cover of Dr. Dre‘s “Bitches Ain’t Shit,” a track from the rapper’s first solo album, “The Chronic.” The song attacks N.W.A.

Dubsmash videos have been popular among celebrities for a bit now, with Hayley Atwell and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast notably engaging in a Dubsmash war to the delight of pretty much the entire internet. For the uninitiated: Dubsmash is an app that lets you record brief clips of yourself and / or your friends lip-syncing to your favorite songs. You may also not have known that Tom Hardy has been making a bunch of these videos for a while now. Continue reading…

The Weinstein Company gives the green light to director Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic, starring Mike Epps, Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey.

Brando in his own wordsAn acting titan, man of gargantuan appetites and island-owning maverick, it’ll take more than the umpteen tomes written about him to unmask the real Marlon Brando. Fortunately, there’s a new documentary to help with that. Listen To Me Marlon is a Brando-led trail that, via thus-far unheard audio tapes, leads the viewer through the mind of the great man.

Two women grace the poster for the highly anticipated romance The Danish Girl, which premieres next week at the Venice Film Festival before opening in theaters on Nov. 27. The love story aspect of the film is signaled right up front, with rapidly rising star Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina...

With the festivals looming, we take our first stab at what the Oscar race will look like.

31 year old Alex Ross Perry is in an enviable position for a young filmmaker. After just four films, two of which not many audiences have seen outside of hardcore cineastes, the director has been minted by the critical intelligentsia of cinema.

It’s the kind of rumor that looks really great in a headline. What if a Pacific Rim sequel brought Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, into the fold? What if director Guillermo del Toro’s giant robots battled the legendary creature in the ultimate battle royale? The rumor has been gaining steam and we hate to be the ones to burst anyone’s bubble, but this isn’t going to happen. Continue reading…

The “killer kid” is one of horror cinema’s most provocative concepts because the mere concept gleefully pushes as many buttons as it possibly can. No matter what happens, a symbol of youthful innocence is going to be impossibly corrupted, especially if the adults decide to fight back against their pint-sized aggressors. The upcoming horror comedy Cooties isn’t shy about the fact that it’s about zombie children murdering their way across an elementary school and a new piece of art from the film doubles down on this glorious bad taste. Continue reading…

Fox Searchlight is on a roll this week.

Former Guns and Roses guitarist Slash is producing a horror movie written by the guy behind 'Boogeyman 2' and 3.

Fox has released 14 new character images for the second season of Gotham. The shots include mainstays Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) and more while also showing some of the newcomers like Theo Galavan (James Frain), Lucius Fox (Chris Chalk) and Nathaniel Barnes (Michael Chiklis). Surprisingly absent from the group is Edward Nigma (Cory Michael Smith) and Jerome (Cameron Monaghan). Gotham returns for its second season starting September 21st on Fox.   14 Character Images For Gotham Season 2

This fall, Ellen Page will play Stacie Andree in Peter Sollet’s Freeheld, the story about a lesbian couple who challenge domestic-partner rights after one of them is diagnosed with lung cancer. Delighted to be bringing Stacie and partner Laurel Hester’s (played by Julianne Moore) struggle...

Jerzy Skolimowski knows how to rattle an audience. He's the co-writer behind Roman Polanski's "Knife In The Water," his last feature "Essential Killing" cast Vincent Gallo as an Afghan POW, and now he's back on the festival circuit with "11 Minutes." And it looks like one that you can only dare to ignore. Starring Richard Dormer, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Andrzej Chyra, Dawid Ogrodnik, and Paulina Chapko captures various slices of life in Warsaw all in eleven minute fragments, with everything pulling together for a grand finale.

On the latest episode of Key & Peele, the “dynamic comedy duo” think up their own explanation on how Gremlins 2: The New Batch was created. The video is Uncensored (for some bad language) Key and Peele Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Sound off in the comments but don’t make it too, awkward….  

In 2011, French game developer Ubisoft opened a new film division called Ubisoft Motion Pictures. The intention was for the studio to maintain complete creative control over film and television adaptations of their games, a level of control no other studio would be willing to give the company. It came as no surprise that their first film project was going to be based on the developer’s hit franchise Assassin’s Creed.

Could The ‘Every Single Word Spoken’ Project Make The Next ‘Harry Potter’ More Diverse? How a young actor is out to change Hollywood -- by proving that films like "Harry Potter" and "The Fault in Our Stars" are seriously lacking some color.

J.K. Rowing responded to the criticism that the cast of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is not diverse enough.

Bill Murray will take you anywhere as long as he has his 20% in the upcoming comedy Rock the Kasbah. Check out the new trailer below. “A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television […] Read The Show Must Go On in the Trailer for Rock the Kasbah on Filmonic.

Regardless of your feelings about Avengers: Age of Ultron, seeing the process of creation for a movie like that one is always fascinating. With so many moving parts to juggle, from actors and their characters and storylines to locations, effects, and all the post-production details, there are innumerable tricks and secrets to learn. Yesterday we saw an Age of Ultron featurette showing some of the creation of Vision; today we have three more. One explains the effects that brought some powers to life.

One of the grittiest, and dare I say best, police dramas ever to grace our television sets will soon be receiving a 4K face-lift setting in motion a Blu-ray release and updated streaming. The Shield, which ran for seven seasons on FX, followed Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) and his Strike Team as they used a variety of morally questionable methods to keep the streets clean and their pockets full. Series... Read More...

Amazon will release vinyl soundtracks to 5 classic 80s movies this October, including one for 'The Goonies' 30th Anniversary.

Actor James Woods‘ attempt to sue an anonymous Twitter critic was met with a blistering response from the social media giant on Friday in a court filing much longer than 140 characters. In late July, the “Casino” star filed a defamation suit against a Twitter user by the name “Abe List” for referring to Woods as a “cocaine addict” during a political discussion Woods was engaged in with his followers. Woods and attorneys took their outrage to the Los Angeles Superior Court where the so-called “reckless and malicious behavior” was met with a

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