Top Movie News for November 28, 2014

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Independence Day To Get Sequel 20 Years After Release Fox has given the green light to the long-awaited sequel to Independence Day. It has been set to start production in May and the studio is now working on a deal with director Roland Emmerich. They are looking at a potential June 24th, 2016 release. The would set the release of the sequel 20 years after the original. Casting is said to begin once the deal with Emmerich is done. Word is that Will Smith will not be returning.

STAR WARS: Revisit The Original Trailers For All Of The Previous Movies It's almost Friday (is Friday for some of us actually), and that means the very first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is right around the corner.

JURASSIC WORLD Website Has Gone Live With A Viral Video & T-Rex Images   The official Jurassic World website is up and running! Head on over to (click here) to check out all the cool new content that is now available. Some sections are locked, like Tickets, Plan Your Visit, Park Cam, and Creation Lab. The viewable sections are Safety First, Masrani, News Feed, The Movie, Park Map, Our Founder, Dinosaurs and Raptor Pass. I enjoyed the section listing all of the dinosaurs that are at the park. At the moment, only three of the dinosaurs (tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops, apatosaurus) have profiles that can be viewed.

Cameron: Avatar Sequels Will Make 'You S**t Yourself' Avatar director James Cameron says his planned trilogy of sequels will have a very, um, specific effect on the viewer. "They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will s**t yourself with your mouth wide open,” the Oscar-winning filmmaker told Empire. Cameron also said that he has decided against shooting the film in the 60 frames-per-second frame rate, opting to shoot it at 48 fps instead. He also revealed the curious process of working with four screenwriters Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno on writing Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4. Continue reading…

Natalie Portman In Talks For Steve Jobs Film Danny Boyle is looking to bolster his castThe latest attempt to make a biopic of former Apple boss Steve Jobs has seen some ups and downs recently. Despite a proven creative team that includes Aaron Sorkin scripting and Danny Boyle directing, the film has struggled to lock in a leading man and was even put into turnaround by its original studio, Sony. Now, with the backing of Universal, it appears to be back on track and Natalie Portman has entered talks for a role.Nothing is known about which character she might play, though Deadline reports it’s a major role.

Watch Katniss Take Creepiness To The Next Level In ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Spoof Watch a hilarious and dubbed rendition of the Hunger Games.

Vince Vaughn has Some Unfinished Business Vince Vaughn debuted the first trailer for his new comedy Unfinished Business last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live and you can watch it below. You know, Vince Vaughn can still be entertaining when he isn’t phoning it in and Unfinished Business doesn’t look bad, at least based on this first trailer. After quitting his old […] Read Vince Vaughn has Some Unfinished Business on Filmonic.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Photos Introduce Christian's Family With families across the country gathering tomorrow for the Thanksgiving holiday, Universal Pictures and Focus Features are showcasing the members of Christian Grey's family in the hotly-anticipated adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey. While we don't get another look at Christian (Jamie Dornan) himself, E! Online has debuted three photos showcasing his adoptive family, sister Mia Grey (Rita Ora), mother Grace Trevelyan Grey (Marcia Gay Harden) and father Carrick Grey (Andrew Airlie).

Stephen Amell Talks ARROW/THE FLASH Crossover And Importance Of A Shared Universe Perhaps the best thing about this interview is how easy it is to see Stephen Amell's passion for the role and the universe that Arrow and The Flash have created. There are some interesting details in here about what we should expect from the upcoming crossover and beyond (will Reverse-Flash's presence be felt in Starling City?), so be sure to check it out above! You can also see the trailer for the epic looking two-parter "Flash vs. Arrow" and "The Brave and the Bold" by clicking here. 

Review: THE IMITATION GAME Cannot Live Up To Its Inherent Drama From a British nation that has had its fair share of scientific geniuses, it's perhaps no surprise that the life and work of Alan Turing has spawned its fair share of dramatic works. There have been TV versions, drama/docs, and even a musical with the score by The Pet Shop Boys. Now, with The Imitation Game, the attempt is being made to make a definitive drama about the man's struggles, both scientifically and personally, within the context of an accessible period film. The casting choice seems well in keeping with the intentions here.

Watch Batman vs. Darth Vader in Fight to the Death in New SUPER POWER BEAT DOWN Episode Machinima's "Super Power Beat Down" series knows its audience.  They pit popular fictional characters against each other in fights to the death (like Superman vs. Thor or Captain America vs. Master Chief) and let viewers vote on the outcome.  Then the SPBD team writes, choreographs, and films the fight scene with solid production values. The latest fight is Batman vs.

Watch: Epic Thanksgiving Trailer For Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Well, Ridley Scott gave folks something to talk about over the Thanksgiving table this holiday with his recents comments on the controversial casting of his upcoming "Exodus: Gods And Kings." “I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such,” the director said. “I’m just not going to get it financed.

Looking forward to Thanksgiving tomorrow? Excited for shopping on Friday? If you're like me and many of the other contributors on the site, braving the crowds on Black Friday may be your own personal kryptonite. Fear not brave crusader, we've got you covered with 10 of the top items this year to pick up for the comic or movie fan on your list! Best of all, all of the items can be found online so that you need only travel to your computer...

Review: 'Horrible Bosses 2' is Filthy, Funny & Much More Outlandish Comedy sequels are not easy to pull off. Unlike the horror, action and sci-fi genres, it's seemingly more difficult to improve upon what made the original film so enjoyable to begin with. While all of those genres are able to up the ante with bigger setpieces, explosions, scares and whantot, a comedy can usually only be funnier than its predecessor (or at least as funny) in order to appease audiences. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Dumb & Dumber To fell short this year, but 22 Jump Street stepped up to the challenge magnificently.

'Guardians of the Galaxy 2': James Gunn Refuses to Include Nova Long before Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters, earlier versions of the screenplay featured the popular Marvel character Richard Rider, a.k.a. Nova, with Nathan Fillion rumored to play him at one point. Although he never ended up in the movie, concept art illustrations released in August showed us what Nova may have looked like on the big screen. Now that Guardians of the Galaxy is a huge hit, with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 already in the works, director James Gunn was asked on his Facebook page over the weekend if Nova may be popping up in the sequel.

Fox Announces The Cast for 'The Peanuts Movie' In celebration of Charles Schulz’s (the creator of Peanuts) birthday, 20th Century Fox has announced the voice cast of the upcoming animated film. Take a look below for the name of the actor and what character is he or she playing:Noah Schnapp voices the role of Good ol’ Charlie Brown, the lovable loser who never gives up.  The young actor recently filmed a role opposite Tom Hanks in director Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War thriller.

'Hotel Transylvania 2' First Look Photos; Mel Brooks Joins Cast USA Today has released the first photos from DreamWorks Animation's upcoming sequel Hotel Transylvania 2. They also reveal that comedy legend Mel Brooks has joined the voice cast as Vlad, the father of Adam Sandler's Dracula. His animated alter ego can be seen in the sneak peak images below, alongside other returning characters.The original Hotel Transylvania, which took in $254 million worldwide in 2012, followed Dracula and the relationship with his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez), who doesn't like being cooped up in this hotel strictly for monsters.

Getting Into Character for Penguins of Madagascar The wait is over, Penguins of Madagascar is out today and if there’s something we can never have enough of, it’s penguins, so I bring more Penguins of Madagascar videos, rejoice. We’ve heard many crazy stories about how far certain actors (or actresses) have gone to get into character, but what if you’re supposed to […] Read Getting Into Character for Penguins of Madagascar on Filmonic.

'Avengers 2′ Star Andy Serkis Explains His Motion Capture Work in Marvel's Epic Sequel While we’re still not entirely sure who Andy Serkis is actually playing on screen in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ we do know that the actor returned to once again provide some of his excellent motion capture work in the sequel. And though he’s keeping his lips sealed about the role he’ll play in ‘Age of Ultron,’ he has spoken out about some of the motion capture support that went into re-teaming with Marvel’s Avengers. Continue reading…

Warner Bros. has released three new The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies images online.  The film concludes the Hobbit saga as five armies descend upon the Lonely Mountain in order to claim its now unguarded treasure, and it also acts as as prelude to Jackson’s other J.R.R.

'Ready Player One' Script Finished; Licensing May Be an Issue Ready Player One is finally coming to the big screen, with Zak Penn writing the screenplay based on Ernest Cline's fan favorite novel. Giving an update on the movie, the screenwriter confirms that he has turned in the script into Warner Bros., who acquired the rights back in 2010. He also reveals that he has Cline's full blessing, though it may be tough to get in all of the classic 80s movie, video game, and TV references.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is going where no other Paranormal Activity movie has gone before: Into the Third Dimension. Yes, it has been confirmed that Paramount Pictures is planning to release the fifth chapter in their popular horror franchise in 3D. This will be the first Paranormal Activity movie released in 3D. It also holds the distinction of being one of the first found footage movies shot in the immersive format.Can a Paranormal Activity IMAX release be far behind?


The Hobbit Legacy Trailer

Filmonic - Thu, 2014-11-27 14:20

Take a trip down memory lane with this Legacy trailer that goes through 13 years of Middle-earth, starting with Fellowship of the Ring and finishing at The Battle of the Five Armies. Warner Bros. are definitely playing the “last trip to Middle-earth” card on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, as they should […] Read The Hobbit Legacy Trailer on Filmonic.

You loved them in Despicable Me. Now, the Minions are getting their own spinoff movie this summer. And they want to sing their little hearts out about it. They also come bearing gifts of free popcorn in an offer from AMC theaters.That's right! AMC and the Minions are teaming up to celebrate this Holiday season with a Black Friday special that you can learn more about in their new caroling video. The Minions are making their way back onto theater screens across the country for their very own adventure this summer.

Jennifer Aniston is in a Lot of Pain in Cake So Cake is a drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Anna Kendrick and I don’t even know where to start, maybe with the trailer and then we can try and comprehend what’s what. Claire, who’s played by Jennifer Aniston, is part of a suicide support group. Nina, Anna Kendrick, was part of that same group, then […] Read Jennifer Aniston is in a Lot of Pain in Cake on Filmonic.

For Greg McLean's new survival thrillerNo, Kevin Bacon hasn’t reached the point in his career where he’ll go on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! and eat bugs.

Marvel’s massive Phase Three will officially start in 2016 with Captain America: Civil War and aside from the titular hero, it’ll also feature Marvel’s most iconic character, Iron Man in what it seems it’s going to be a battle of epic proportions. Robert Downey Jr. is set to reprise his role as multimillionaire Tony Stark but he may not be the only Iron Man alumn to make an appearance in the film.


Remember Home, cause it seems DreamWorks Animation don’t with five months between the last trailer and this one. On the bright side it still looks good. The Boov are an alien race on the run from a very dangerous enemy. To hide from them, the Boov invade Earth and make it their new home. Unfortunately […] Read Don’t Eat the Blue Mint in Home on Filmonic.

Early ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Teaser Offers Viewers “The Sight” We’ve got months to go before Game of Thrones returns for its fifth season, but HBO is getting the promo started early. A new video has dropped that uses mostly (and possibly entirely) old footage. But it links Arya to the three-eyed raven, and ends with a shot that seems to promise something more. Watch the early Game of Thrones season 5 teaser below. The official Game of Thrones Twitter account sent out this video: Follow the Three Eyed Raven.

When Sin was first introduced in Arrow, it was as a close ally of Sara Lance, a.k.a. The Canary. She had a recurring role throughout season two, but has been absent for quite some time now, and we've heard nothing of her since Sara was taken out by an unknown foe. However, TV Line have confirmed that Bex Taylor-Klaus is indeed set to return to The CW series after the show's upcoming winter break. "She’s actually in Episode 12, titled ‘Uprising,'" showrunner Andrew Kreisberg revealed in a recent interview with the site.

Nightcrawler man working on the script for Antoine FuquaAfter spending years as a writer, working on the likes of 2006’s The Fall and The Bourne Legacy, Dan Gilroy has launched himself as a director with the searing Nightcrawler.

Subtlety is a privilege often dishonored in moviemaking. When pictures go out of their way to be bombastic instead of opting for the quieter, more gracious, approach, they tend to reveal a substratum of insecurity. Of course, one hardly faults blockbusters for having too much action (though, with a few in mind, there is such a thing as too too much action) and if a subtle technique goes against your core themes (like this year's examples "Whiplash," "Birdman" and “Interstellar”) then you have immunity.

In honor of the one year anniversary of "Frozen," here's every scene - and song - in the movie, ranked.

Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent makes a promising debut with The Babadook, a dramatic horror film that plays havoc with the ideals of family life and the love of a mother for her child. Amelia has not had it easy. Once happily married, she lost her husband in a vehicle accident nearly seven years ago. Worse, the accident occurred while he was driving her to the hospital to give birth to their son, Samuel. And so what should have been one of the happiest days of Amelia's life became one of the worst, her child becoming a living reminder of what she has lost.


Paddington Review

IGN Movies - Thu, 2014-11-27 08:58

The first Paddington story was published in 1958 and the character has since appeared in more than 20 books which have sold more than 30m copies worldwide.

Though the latest Disney animated film, Big Hero 6, was only based on a Marvel comic, they were able to keep one Marvel movie tradition alive… the Stan Lee cameo. In this video Lee talks about getting a chance to be animated into a Disney film. Stan Lee Talks About His Cameo In Big Hero 6

It's that time of the year again when families get together, eat too much food, spend too much money and enjoy an extended weekend that is truly American. This year the usual craziness has been amplified for sci-fi fans as the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits limited theaters this weekend.

With the secrecy surrounding Fox's 2015 reboot of the Fantastic Four movies based on the Marvel Comics superhero family of the same name, fans have yet to see their first look at director Josh Trank and writer Simon Kinberg's take until a trailer drops.

In this new series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for any given year and to contemplate their... Read More...

The following images was posted yesterday by Sue Vertue, executive producer of Sherlock. She says this is how Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will appear as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in next year’s special. She also added the hastags: #221back #Sherlock #notkidding. Now for a lot of people that just looks like the two are dressed up in what they would wear if the series was set in the original time period Arthur Conan Doyle had written the source material.

This visual effects breakdown proves that Godzilla really is the king of the monsters.

Much of the film world was rocked last week by the sudden death of legendary director Mike Nichols. One of them was Al Pacino, who worked with the filmmaker on the 2003 miniseries "Angels in America."

We here at have been reviewing both DC Comics series THE FLASH and ARROW this season and have been pretty positive on both. While ARROW has dipped a bit compared to the first two seasons, THE FLASH has been a hell of a fun ride so far. Now, both heroes will face off in the anticipated crossover episodes airing next week on The CW. Starting with "Flash vs. Arrow" on Tuesday and... Read More...

Get More: Music News Talking to MTV News recently, Rosario Dawson was quizzed about her role in upcoming Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil. Unfortunately, she obviously couldn't reveal much, but did have this to say. "Can’t talk about it though. Not even a little bit. I can tell you that you will find strange people lurking in dark corners of your house if you keep persisting. Marvel is a beast.

Ridley Scott drops plot hints for 'Blade Runner 2' but will not direct the sequel Ridley Scott has been talking about a sequel to his groundbreaking film 'Blade Runner' for a while now, and it appears that they are close to having a finished script. Scott will not direct the film, he announced, but he did give some hints as to what the story might entail.

HitFix takes a deep dive into the 10 finalists for the 2015 Best Documentary Short Subject Oscar.

Not only is Richard Linklater’s Boyhood a fantastic film, but it’s also quite the cinematic achievement.  Just in case you don’t know, Linklater completed the film over the span of 12 years and did so with the same cast and crew.  The movie begins with five-year-old Mason Jr. and sticks with him until he turns 18 with Ellar Coltrane portraying the character all the way through. Mondo just announced that Boyhood will be Mondo x SteelBook #002.  If you're in Canada, you'll have two versions to choose from, a standard edition and a hand-numbered variant with a 16-page booklet.

The cast and crew of A Most Violent Year examine the American dream in a new featurette for this upcoming drama from A24 Films, arriving in theaters December 31. This searing crime drama is set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city's history.

From Pixels To Pictures And Beyond: Part 1 – Early Animation Marketing For Video Games By Gareth Spriggs Welcome to the first installment of a multi-part series of articles chronicling the many ways developers and marketers used alternate mediums to break out video games in to a wider general awareness.

One of the many reasons we’re thankful for Thanksgiving is that it cuts the work week short, giving us twice as much weekend time to spend at the movies. And there’s no shortage of titles right now to spend that time on. The only question is where to start. To help you answer that, we’ve put together a helpful guide that (we hope) covers every base. Hit the jump for our list of 25 movies to watch this Thanksgiving. Index Our selection of 25 movies to watch this Thanksgiving is broken up into five sections: Family, Oscar, Indie, Miscellaneous, and VOD.

Hollywood is fighting back this Black Friday, with celebrities including Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station”) and Jesse Williams (“Grey's Anatomy”)  urging a mass boycott of retailers in protest against the decision in Ferguson, Missouri not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Using the hashtag #BlackOutBlackFriday, celebrities including Williams, actor Michael B. Jordan, ”Vampire Diaries” star Kat Graham, hiphop legend Russell Simmons, musician Tom Morello, and filmmaker Ryan Coogler are urging consu

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