Top Movie News for November 1, 2014

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‘Jingle All the Way 2′ Dresses Up as a Real Movie for Halloween I know, it’s too early to start throwing Christmas movies at you. But this only looks like a Christmas movie. In fact, I believe this trailer for Jingle All the Way 2, starring Larry the Cable Guy, is actually a bunch of footage dressed up as a real movie for Halloween. Sadly, Larry does not play the character originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1996 movie. That might be a pretty good trick. He’s just another dad trying to get a great gift for his kid.

Channing Tatum's Gambit Movie is Happening It looks like X-Men's Ragin' Cajun is getting his own movie. Channing Tatum has reportedly signed on to star as the card-throwing mutant with Robocop writer Josh Zetumer slatted to pen the adaptation for Fox. According to Deadline, the X-Men spinoff movie featuring Gambit is on track, but has not yet been given a release date. X-Men: Days of Future Past's Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner will produce, with Tatum's Magic Mike collaborator Reid Carolin. Continue reading…

Willis & Murray Join Magic City Film Adaptation Not only has Starz's Magic City TV series been given the green-light for a feature film, but Bruce Willis and Bill Murray have also signed on to star in the adaptation. According to Variety, Magic City creator Mitch Glazer will write & direct the film -- after previously working with Murray and Willis as helmer on Scrooged and Rock the Kasbah, respectively.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface has found its directors We learned a few months back that the next TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE film would be a prequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic and would be called LEATHERFACE. Seth M. Sherwood is writing the upcoming movie which has now landed itself two directors. Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo behind INSIDE and LIVID will helm the horror tale. I checked those titles out on IMDb and they certainly give me faith... Read More...

10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Christopher Nolan turned down 'Justice League' In this week's 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Christopher Nolan turned down producing "Justice League," "Colbert Report" sets December finale, J.J. Abrams goes IMAX for "Star Wars," Kendrick Lamar slams Drake, Mitch Hurwitz is editing a chronological "Arrested Development" Season 4, and more. http://www.hitfix.com

Daniel Radcliffe Wouldn’t Mind Being ‘Horns’y Forever Daniel Radcliffe reveals that his noggin was a great fit for his latest role.

Rumour: Wonder Woman movie to be first in a trilogy? With Wonder Woman finally getting her own solo movie, the rumour mill has already clanked into gear regarding exactly what form the spin-off will take, with Bleeding Cool suggesting that the film will be a prequel. According to the report, the film will be set long before Batman v Superman (where Gal Gadot’s character is set to make her on-screen debut), with the first half of the story taking place on Paradise Island, where various Amazonian factions are at war.

Sound Off: Jake Gyllenhaal in Dan Gilroy's 'Nightcrawler' - Thoughts? Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "You have to make the money to buy a ticket." In theaters now is Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler, a story set during nighttime in Los Angeles about a young man desperate for work who lands a career in late-night crime journalism. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Louis Bloom, who zooms around the city with his video camera hoping to capture footage of the biggest story he can find. The cast includes Bill Paxton as a competitor, Rene Russo as a TV station editor, and Riz Ahmed as his assistant "Rick". So how is it? The sleeper hit of the year?

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Eyes Ansel Elgort & Brenton Thwaites Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is gearing up for a February shoot in Queensland, Australia, which means the official cast is starting to heat up. Disney is reportedly targeting a number of young actors for the role of Henry.No character details have been revealed in regards to Henry. Being tested for the role are Taron Egerton, who is already receiving advanced praise for his role as a young hit man in the upcoming comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service. George MacKay, a relatively unknown actor last seen in the gay activist drama Pride.

Holiday 2014 Forecast: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' << Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1Release Date: November 21Studio: LionsgateGenre: Action/AdventureDirector: Francis LawrenceWriters: Danny Strong, Peter CraigCast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jenna MaloneStudio Description: Katniss Everdeen is in District 13...

The Cast, Story and a Clip from Interstellar Christopher Nolan’s latest, sci-fi adventure Interstellar, is only a week away (even less if you plan to see it in IMAX) so here are two featurettes and a clip to tie you over until then. The cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Topher Grace or John Lithgow, talk about being part of Interstellar. […] Read The Cast, Story and a Clip from Interstellar on Filmonic.

Leaked Clip From AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Has Resurfaced In Better Quality During Marvel Studios' big event earlier this week, a clip from next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron was shown to seemingly sow the seeds for 2016's Captain America: Civil War, which will evidently pit Chris Evans' Super Soldier against Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man. The scene, which takes place at a farm that is said to be owned by Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) following a big Ultron battle, features the two Avengers engaging in heated dialogue (which you can read below thanks to Tumblr).

Riddick director David Twohy to helm time travel thriller Replay RIDDICK director David Twohy has found his next project and it will keep him in the familiar scifi territory that has been his wheelhouse since helming the popular Vin Diesel franchise. This time, the film will be less space opera and more thriller as Twohy has signed up to helm REPLAY for Relativity. Written by Joe Gazzam, REPLAY will be a time travel thriller with elements of THE FUGITIVE, a film for which Twohy... Read More...

THE CROW Creator Compares Reboot To Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver Last month at Wizard World Richmond, Sean CW Korsgaard had the pleasure of interviewing James O'Barr, the creator of The Crow. Many topics were discussed but let's just focus on the reboot. Years back, when there was talking of remaking The Crow O'Barr was vocally opposed, but all of that changed when Spanish director Javier Guiterrez flew out to visit O'Barr and explained that he wouldn't be remaking Alex Proyas' The Crow, but actually adapting O'Barr's original graphic novel.

Paramount to tease 'Selma' at AFI Fest AFI Fest has announced that a 30-minute footage presentation of Ava DuVernay's "Selma" for Nov. 11.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

It’s Halloween!Spoooooky!So let’s start with StarWars.com 10’s official Top Monsters: Rancor triumphant!I’m not going to lie to you, I spent a significant amount of time this week attempting to get the new ports of classic Star Wars sims X-Wing and Tie Fighter to work on my Mac. All the Wineskin in the world isn’t letting me bypass the simple fact I don’t have a joystick. It looks like this is a common problem.

ARROW Season 3, Episode 5 Full Set Of Stills; "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak" CHARLOTTE ROSS (“NYPD BLUE”) STARS AS FELICITY’S MOTHER — When a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. Life gets even more complicated for Felicity when her mother, Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross), stops by for a surprise visit.

Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told.

With extremely positive buzz following yesterday's trailer launch for sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, Variety is reporting that Paramount has tapped that film's writer/director Alex Garland to adapt the script and direct the futuristic gothic horror film Annihilation, the first part of novelist Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy.

Eric Bana to star in the Ricky Gervais satire Special Correspondents Comedian Ricky Gervais is jumping back behind the camera for his third directorial feature, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS. The story will focus a struggling New York based radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle have hindered his career. With his job on the line he fakes front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Manhattan. Poised to play the man... Read More...

When you think of the big names from 1980s horror, you tend to think of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers. One name always on the outskirts is Pinhead from Clive Barker's HELLRAISER. The disturbing body horror of Barker's universe is not for all tastes and has only resulted in a pair of watchable movies out of nine films in the franchise. With the last five movies having not been... Read More...

We know it's Halloween, you're putting the finishing touches on your costume, and the last thing you want to do is think about the Oscar race. But for the studios, there's not a moment to waste, and every minute counts if you want awards season gold. Today a new clip from the hotly buzzed "The Imitation Game" has arrived. Directed by Morten Tyldum, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, the film tells the true story of genius mathematician Alan Turing, who helped break the German Enigma code during World War II.

Rob Zombie launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new film, 31, earlier this year. (The film’s title, perhaps obviously, references Halloween, but this is not a Halloween film.) That campaign, despite launching with an undefined financial goal, was evidently a success. Now Zombie is pushing forward with international sales planned for the American Film Market, starting next week.

One hundred thirty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 87th Academy Awards.

The Wrap Up: The 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Movie Actually Exists and Here's a Photo to Prove It ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, check out the first image from 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' learn why Gal Gadot had to turn down the 'Ben-Hur' remake, and try to find some enthusiasm for 'Terminator 5' with some new storyboards. Continue reading…

This is a reprint of our feature from Fantastic Fest 2014. At the opening night of this year's Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, "The ABCs of Death 2" had its big, blood-soaked premiere. This isn't much of a surprise, given the connection between the anthology film and the festival (both are the product of the warped imagination of Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League).

Latest Promotional Stills From THE FLASH Give Us A Much Better Look At Kelly Frye's Plastique KELLY FRYE GUEST STARS AS DC COMICS' PLASTIQUE AND CLANCY BROWN GUEST STARS AS GENERAL EILING - After a bomb goes off downtown, the army, led by General Eiling (guest star Clancy Brown), rolls in and takes over the case, much to Joe's (Jesse Martin) surprise. Suspicious, Joe tells Barry (Grant Gustin) that he and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs should look into the army's involvement. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) informs the team that Eiling was experimenting on his men to turn them into super soldiers.

AN ANCIENT SPIRIT TORMENTS A PENNSYLVANIA MINING TOWN -- JAMES LEGROS GUEST STARS -- Deep in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania, John (Matt Ryan) is a small mining community’s only defense against an ancient Welsh spirit. In the course of protecting these isolated innocents, John finds a vital new ally in a mysterious young woman named Zed (Angélica Celaya). Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford also star.  

Having already secured Christian Bale for the title role, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic is continuing to build its cast, with Variety reporting that Seth Rogen is in line to join the project. According to the report, Rogen has bagged the role of Steve Wozniak, one of Jobs’ closest allies and co-founder of Apple who played a key role in the development of some of the company’s most ground-breaking technology. Said technology will form the focal point of the film, with each of its three, thirty-minute acts set just before the launch of the Mac, the NeXT and the iPod.

The first trailer has exploded online for Ex Machina, Alex Garland’s directorial debut, in which Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson find themselves embroiled in a rather unusual love triangle. Gleeson plays a talented programmer, selected to work with Isaac on developing an extremely advanced, artificially intelligent robot in a remote research facility. However, since said robot looks like Alicia Vikander, the situation soon grows complicated, with Gleeson starting to develop feelings for her while beginning to question Isaac’s motivations.

First images land for Terminator: Genisys The first batch of official images for Terminator: Genisys has arrived online courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, showing off the cast in all their heavily-armed glory. The new shots show Emilia Clarke and co toting some serious weaponry, while pleasingly, there’s also a look at Arnold Schwarzenegger back in action as everyone’s favourite cybernetic badass. Meanwhile, Clarke has expanded on the notion that her character was brought up by the T-800. “Oh, she’s just a normal girl growing up in a world with a Terminator for a dad,” laughs the star. “What was her first date like?

As it’s Halloween, some sort-of-horror news to bring you this morning in the form of a prospective re-team between Evil Dead collaborators Sam Raimi, Fede Alvarez and Rob Tapert. However, the trio aren’t cooking up an Evil Dead sequel, or even a horror film of any variety, but rather a new thriller entitled A Man In The Dark.

“The Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show” is a dream come true for TV fanatics, packed with powerful TV producers sharing insights about what it takes to get and keep a series on the air. J.J.

The third edition of the Los Cabos film festival looks really, really great. During five days (November 12-16), the festival will be premiering in Mexico Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making-epic, the acclaimed documentary on the late film critic Roger Ebert, the latest film by Japanese animation master Takahata Isao, and even some Miike Takashi. That's right, Los Cabos is hosting the Mexican premiere of Boyhood, Life Itself, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and Miike's Over Your Dead Body.

Dan Gilroy talks about Superman Lives; Clark Kent would have been in therapy Writer-director Dan Gilroy has opened up about his script for Tim Burton&rsquo;s Superman movie, SUPERMAN LIVES. Gilroy must be walking on air these days considering his first directorial effort NIGHTCRAWLER is a major critical success (94% on Rotten Tomatoes, 10/10 review from our own Chris Bumbray). Thankfully that doesn&#39;t mean he will shy away from talking about the past and what might have been. In a... Read More...

Stephen Bruno will join Netflix as vice president of originals marketing, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. Bruno worked a total of seven years at The Weinstein Company and served as head of marketing for the past three years after a brief stint at HBO. See Photos: ‘Marvel's Daredevil’ First Looks Released by Netflix (Photos) He will likely continue to work closely with TWC as the company recently announced that it would partner with Netflix to release the sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on the

The last time Taylor Kitsch and director Peter Berg teamed up to adapt a live-action version of a popular game, the world suffered through a 'Battleship' movie. Now, Kitsch and Berg have reteamed for a live-action trailer for the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare game, and even at just under two minutes, it's already better than 'Battleship.' Continue reading…

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has released a new short story about the nightmarish Dolores Umbridge. First teased last week and now released in full on Pottermore, Rowling talks about Umbridge's backstory and how such a character sprung into being. "Once, long ago, I took instruction in a certain skill or subject... and in doing so, came into contact with a teacher or instructor whom I dislike intensely on sight," she begins.

Now that Nic Pizzolatto‘s True Detective has more or less locked in its Season 2 leads, it’s filling out the supporting cast. The HBO drama has set Michael Irby, Kelly Reilly, Abigail Spencer, and Leven Rambin for heavily recurring roles in the next run of episodes. As previously reported, Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch, and (probably) Rachel McAdams are playing the main characters.

By Erik Grove Welcome to a terrifying special edition of Erik’s Weekly Watch! It’s October 31st and that can only mean one thing for ghouls, monsters and things that stalk the night; the US midterm national elections are happening next week. If you live in the US (with apologies to the Bleeding Cool readers outside of this country) you’ve probably seen billboards, heard radio advertisements, ignored popup advertisements on some of your favorite websites, and left the room to get some snacks during endless TV commercials for political candidates and state initiatives.

Here’s a superhero movie that’s a little different from the rest: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, out next year, sees the underwater gang heading to our shores in search of more Krabby Patties. But when they cross paths with a pirate supervillain played by Antonio Banderas, they must turn themselves into superheroes to save their beloved Bikini Bottom. It’s exactly as bonkers as it sounds, but that’s the fun.

Some independent movies are worth seeking out. Others remain obscure and hidden for a reason, and that seems to be why we haven't heard anything about Murder of a Cat, an indie comedy starring Cabin in the Woods scene stealer Fran Kranz along with an interesting mix of supporting players. The film follows a harmless oddball who is thoroughly upset that someone has just murdered his best friend, a cat named Mouser. J.K. Simmons is the investigating officer, and he soon learns that the cat was seemingly leading a double life. Yeah, it's about as stupid as it sounds.

  Casting for CBS's upcoming superhero drama, Supergirl, is currently underway and with that a ton of new casting information has been released. Yesterday, we were able to see character casting descriptions for Kara & her foster sister Alex, which you can revisit by clicking HERE, and today we have descriptions for four more series regular roles, including a potential love interest, a potential ally, and two more than likely villains.

Box Office: Top 10 Most Successful Keanu Reeves Movies The Chosen One, the Immortal or simply Neo, whichever name I use, you know I’m talking about Keanu Reeves, who you can watch in theaters right now in John Wick. Keanu Reeves has had his ups and down and even though he says it himself in John Wick, “I’m thinking I’m back”, I don’t think […] Read Box Office: Top 10 Most Successful Keanu Reeves Movies on Filmonic.

The big screen horror movie line-up for 2014 doesn't end with October. On December 5th, Fox brings us The Pyramid and, today, ShockTillYouDrop.com has an exclusive two-minute featurette that not only includes some new footage from the supernatural thriller but includes interviews with the cast and crew. In the featurette, the focus is on the fascination with Egyptian history and the dedication to detail The Pyramid adheres to.

As the Wrap reports, Genre guru Kailey Marsh has unveiled the 2014 Blood List, which names the 13 most liked, unproduced dark genre scripts of the year every Halloween, as voted on by Hollywood executives. Ths year he has included the six top unproduced TV pilots.

Over the decades, David Warner has taken on a lot of roles in television shows and movies, but one role could've defined his career if not for a scheduling conflict. For me, I most recognize the Emmy Award winning actor as 'Chancellor Gorkon' from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and the main antagonist of 1988's Waxwork, but at one time he could've been 'Freddy Krueger' in the 1984 horror-classic, A Nightmare On Elm Street. Wes Craven had originally wanted a stuntman for the role, but then quickly realized an actor was needed.

Lebron James, returned to Cleveland last night wearing a Cavalier jersey for the first time since departing the team for the Miami Heat several years ago. It was a very public breakup, and left Cleveland fans extremely upset, but all of that changed when LeBron surprisingly decided to return to his hometown. King James return wasn't all good news as the Knicks spoiled his Cleveland return with 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers.

If you haven't yet given the horror flick The Cabin in the Woods a chance yet, it's available right now on Netflix Instant, and it's one of the best genre films of the past decade without a doubt. It uses familiar horror tropes while also giving them a reason to exist, and we don't want to explain any more than that if you're outside of the bubble of this film for some reason. Just take our word and watch it with some friends.

Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy opens up about the Tim Burton Superman film that wasn't to be. Speaking with IndieWire, Gilroy reveals that Burton's take on the Man of Steel planned to feature both Braniac and Doomsday, and would have been "a Superman for the ages." The Bourne Legacy screenwriter says he came on board after Kevin Smith and Wesley Strick had penned drafts, and was taken in by Burton's approach to the film.

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Google Play Launches on Roku

The Wrap - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:58

Google Play has partnered with Roku in a bid to step up the competition with Apple and Amazon, it was announced on Friday. The service is now available in the Roku channel store in the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Canada. Taking on Amazon Fire TV and AppleTV, Google Play is granting Roku users access to its on-demand library, which currently has over 75,000 titles.

As the only Japanese film playing In Competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival, expectations were high and goodwill primed to cheer the root-of-all-evil tale “Pale Moon” as the local find of the week. And it has just now scooped the Audience Award, having earned at least mild praise from most critics, so really the only kink in that narrative is us, contrarians that we are. "Pale Moon," the fourth feature from director Daihachi Yoshida, is certainly more slickly made than some of the other competition titles here.

James Cameron doesn&rsquo;t wait for technology; he invents it and makes a $2.7 billion movie with it. I would trust a man like Cameron, on the cutting edge of technology, knows a thing or two about upcoming trends and whether or now they are here to stay. If you&rsquo;ve been keeping your ear to the ground as of late, you might have heard about virtual reality and how some people want to be the next step when it... Read More...

Box Office

  • 1. Ouija
    Gross: $19,875,995
    Total: $19,875,995
  • 2. John Wick
    Gross: $14,415,922
    Total: $14,415,922
  • 3. Fury
    Gross: $13,356,718
    Total: $46,407,146
  • Gross: $11,044,357
    Total: $124,037,579

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