Top Movie News for December 11, 2013
Tom Cruise seems to have a real taste for science-fiction, and his latest film 'Edge Of Tomorrow' looks like a sort of alien invasion spin on 'Groundhog Day' with Emily Blunt along for the wild ride.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured
- AintItCool: First Trailer for THE EDGE OF TOMORROW, Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt!
- JoBlo: Here's the first explosive trailer for Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt
- The Playlist: Watch: First Trailer For 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Explodes With Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt
- Collider: First Trailer and New Poster for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt [Updated]
- Comic Book Movie: Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt Suit Up For First EDGE OF TOMORROW Trailer & New Poster
- MovieWeb: Edge of Tomorrow Trailer Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt
- We Got This Covered: Tom Cruise Heads Back To Sci-Fi With First Edge Of Tomorrow Trailer
- Variety: TRAILER: Tom Cruise Stars in the Alien Invasion Thriller ‘Edge of Tomorrow’
- Deadline: Hot Trailer: Tom Cruise In ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Trailer: Tom Cruise Faces Off Against Aliens (Video)
- Vulture: Edge of Tomorrow Trailer: The Tom Cruise Loop
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ trailer: Tom Cruise fights aliens and keeps on dying — VIDEO
- Cinema Blend: Tom Cruise Falls Into A Deadly Time Loop In Edge Of Tomorrow Trailer
- Moviefone: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Trailer: Tom Cruise Can't Stop Dying (VIDEO)
- Digital Spy: Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow trailer - video
- Coming Soon: Watch the Trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, Starring Tom Cruise!
- Screen Crush: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Trailer: Tom Cruise Keeps Coming Back From 'Oblivion'
- SlashFilm: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer: Tom Cruise Reloads His War Game Over and Over
- Bleeding Cool: First Trailer For Edge Of Tomorrow – Tom Cruise Vs. The Aliens With Infinite Lifes Mode Switched On
- Fandango Movie Blog: Tom Cruise Is Stuck on Repeat in 'Edge of Tomorrow' Trailer
- The Wrap: Tom Cruise Has a Painful ‘Groundhog Day’ in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer (Video)
- FirstShowing.net: Must Watch: Action Sci-Fi 'Edge of Tomorrow' Trailer with Tom Cruise
- New York Daily News: SEE IT: 'Edge of Tomorrow' trailer has action on Cruise control
- IGN Movies: First Trailer: Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow
- Dark Horizons: First Trailer: "Edge of Tomorrow"
- Dread Central: First Edge of Tomorrow Trailer Arrives Today!
- Chud: ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Trailer
- Badass Digest: Killing Ned Ryerson: EDGE OF TOMORROW Trailer
- Latino Review: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer is HERE!
- Film School Rejects: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Makes a Strong Case for Super Cool Trailer of the Week
- Empire Magazine: Edge Of Tomorrow Trailer Blasts The Web
- Movies With Butter: Watch the First 'Edge of Tomorrow' Trailer
- Comic Book Movie: Trailer Battle: GODZILLA Vs EDGE OF TOMORROW
Andy Serkis's Caesar is ready for war in the first poster for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."http://www.hitfix.com
- Cinema Blend: Caesar Stares Us Down In Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Posters
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Poster Shows Grizzled Caesar (Photo)
- Screen Crush: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Posters Prep for War, First Trailer to Drop December 18
- AintItCool: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Teaser Posters Portend The Arrival Of Next Week's Trailer!!
- Badass Digest: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Teaser Posters
- Dread Central: Badass New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Character One-Sheets
- Deadline: First Look: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’
- Collider: Four Posters for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES; Trailer Set for Next Wednesday
- Empire Magazine: First Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Posters Arrive
- FirstShowing.net: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Posters Arrive + Trailer December 18
- SlashFilm: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Posters Are All About the Apes; New Trailer Next Week
- MovieWeb: Four Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Posters, Trailer Debuts December 18
- The Playlist: 4 New Posters For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Stare You Down
- ScreenRant: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Character Posters; Trailer Arriving Next Week
- Bleeding Cool: Character Posters For Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Keep Humans Out Of The Picture
- JoBlo: These four new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes posters feature some angry looking primates
Frank Grillo is set to return to the thriller genre. Deadline reports that the The Grey star is set to headline next year's The Purge 2 .
- Deadline: Frank Grillo To Lead Horror Sequel ‘The Purge 2′ For Universal And Blumhouse
- Variety: Frank Grillo Set to Star in Universal ‘Purge 2′
- AintItCool: THE PURGE 2 to be headed up by Frank Grillo!
- Badass Digest: Frank Grillo To Get Purged Too In The PURGE 2
- Collider: THE PURGE 2 Lands Frank Grillo in the Lead
- The Wrap: Frank Grillo Steps Into a Lead Role With ‘The Purge’ Sequel
- Screen Crush: 'The Purge 2′ Binges on Frank Grillo as Lead
- Empire Magazine: Frank Grillo On For The Purge 2
- SlashFilm: Frank Grillo to Lead ‘The Purge 2′
- Bleeding Cool: Frank Grillo To Lead The Purge Sequel
- JoBlo: Frank Grillo takes the lead for horror sequel The Purge 2
- Horror-Movies.ca: The Purge 2 Gets a New Lead Actor
- Fandango Movie Blog: 'Terminator: Genesis,' 'The Purge 2' Gets Leads; Peter Jackson on 'Tintin' Sequel
- IGN Movies: Cap 2's Crossbones Cast as Lead in The Purge 2
Robert Knepper has signed on to play Antonius in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.It's official! Please welcome @Robert_Knepper as Antonius to the cast of @TheHungerGames: Mockingjay Parts 1&2. pic.twitter.com/LWSCS5AuAp— Catching Fire (@TheHungerGames) December 11, 2013The character does not appear in the Suzanne Collins novels, but a report from Variety reveals that Antonius is the minister to President Snow (Donald Sutherland).
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’: Robert Knepper cast as…Antonius?
- Deadline: Robert Knepper Cast As Antonius In ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 & 2′
- Moviefone: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Adds Robert Knepper as Antonius (Who?)
- Variety: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Adds ‘Heroes’ Actor Robert Knepper
- Dread Central: Robert Knepper Joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2
- Cinema Blend: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Adds Prison Break's Robert Knepper
- Digital Spy: Prison Break actor Robert Knepper joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
- Coming Soon: Robert Knepper Joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
- The Wrap: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Adds ‘Prison Break’ Star Robert Knepper
- Empire Magazine: Robert Knepper Joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
- SlashFilm: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Adds Robert Knepper in a Movie-Only Role
- JoBlo: Robert Knepper joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in a mysterious new role
- Filmonic: International Box Office: Falling The Hunger Games keeps growing Frozen at bay
Zero Dark Thirty actor Jason Clarke is reportedly in talks to play John Connor in Terminator: Genesis, the fifth installment in the James Cameron-created series. Terminator would mark the second sci-fi franchise that Clarke has become the lead in following next summer's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Thor: The Dark World's Alan Taylor will direct Terminator: Genesis, which will also reportedly see Arnold Schwarzenegger return. According to Variety, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Brie Larson (Short Term 12) have re-tested for the role of Sarah Connor.
- SlashFilm: Jason Clarke in Talks to Become the New John Connor in ‘Terminator: Genesis’
- FirstShowing.net: Jason Clarke in Early Talks for John Connor in 'Terminator: Genesis'
- Latino Review: Jason Clarke May Be John Connor In Terminator: Genesis
- MovieWeb: Jason Clarke Is John Connor in Terminator: Genesis
- Chud: The TERMINATOR Reboot May Have Its John Connor, And He’s Great
- Cinema Blend: Terminator Reboot Sets Its Sights On Jason Clarke For John Connor
- Badass Digest: Jason Clarke Could Be John Connor In TERMINATOR Reboot
- Dread Central: Terminator Reboot May Have Found its John Connor in Jason Clarke
- Moviefone: 'Terminator 5': Jason Clarke Up for John Connor Role
- We Got This Covered: Jason Clarke To Lead Terminator: Genesis
- Empire Magazine: Jason Clarke In Talks To Be Terminator's John Connor
Universal is trying to salvage Fast & Furious 7 by having Chris Morgan rewrite the script to "retire" Paul Walker's character from the series by using available footage, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Production of Fast & Furious 7 has to be shut down soon after Paul Walker lost his life in an auto accident on November 30th so that Universal and other stakeholders can figure out their next steps. read more
- SlashFilm: Chris Morgan Revising ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Script, Shooting Could Resume in January
- Fandango Movie Blog: Universal Plans to Retire Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious' Character, Restart Filming in January... but Should It?
- Moviefone: New DVD Blu-ray: 'Despicable Me 2,' 'Fast & Furious 6,' 'Big'
- Dark Horizons: Morgan Recrafting "Fast & Furious 7" Script
- New York Daily News: ‘Fast & Furious 7’ screenwriter trying to salvage Walker scenes
- Vulture: Fast & Furious 7 Script Being Revised Following Paul Walker’s Death
- We Got This Covered: Universal Hopes To Salvage Footage From Fast & Furious 7
- Collider: New to Blu-ray: FAST & FURIOUS 6, DOCTOR WHO: DAY OF THE DOCTOR, MARY POPPINS, and More
- MovieWeb: Fast &amp; Furious 7 Script Rewrite May Retire Paul Walker's Character
- Dark Horizons: Bieber Replacing Paul Walker In "Fast 7"? No
- Movies With Butter: Action-Packed "Once Upon A Time in Shanghai" Trailer Features Fast Punching and Flashy Aerial Kicks
- IGN Movies: New Fast 7 Script May Salvage Existing Footage
Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel are attached to star in Anonymous Content’s “The End of the Tour,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Segel will play David Foster Wallace, the author of “Infinite Jest” who committed suicide in 2008, while Eisenberg will play Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky. James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) will direct from a script by playwright Donald Margulies, who adapted Lipsky’s book “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace.
- Dark Horizons: Jason Clarke To Play The New John Connor?
- Digital Spy: Terminator reboot eyes Jason Clarke to play John Connor
- The Playlist: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Star Jason Clarke To Play John Connor In Reboot 'Terminator: Genesis'
- Comic Book Movie: Jason Clarke In Talks To Play 'John Connor' In TERMINATOR: GENESIS
- Collider: Jason Clarke in Talks to Play John Connor in TERMINATOR: GENESIS; Director and Studio at Odds over Actress for Sarah Connor
- Bleeding Cool: Jason Clarke In Talks To Play John Connor In Terminator: Genesis
- MovieWeb: Jason Clarke in Talks to Play John Connor in Terminator: Genesis
- ScreenRant: ‘Terminator’ Reboot: Jason Clarke in Talks to Play John Connor
- Movies With Butter: Jason Clarke to Play John Connor in 'Terminator: Genesis'
Briefly: Before the on-stage Monty Python reunion became a real thing, the film Absolutely Anything seemed like the best hope for Python fans to see the remaining members of the comedy troupe working together once more. The film features four of the five surviving Pythons, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, and Terry Jones, all voicing aliens who give powers to a downtrodden schoolteacher. (Jones is also directing.) Now we know the teacher will be played by Simon Pegg.
- We Got This Covered: Simon Pegg Will Star In Absolutely Anything With Robin Williams And Members Of Monty Python
- Digital Spy: Simon Pegg joins Monty Python stars' film Absolutely Anything
- AintItCool: I'd watch Simon Pegg and Monty Python in ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!
- Collider: Simon Pegg Joins Monty Python in Sci-Fi Comedy ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING
- FirstShowing.net: Simon Pegg Joins Monty Python Gang in 'Absolutely Anything' Comedy
- MovieWeb: Simon Pegg Joins Monty Python for Absolutely Anything
- Bleeding Cool: Simon Pegg Seems Set To Take Over From Benedict Cumberbatch In Monty Python-Powered Sci-Fi Movie
- Empire Magazine: Simon Pegg Set For Absolutely Anything
- Cinema Blend: Simon Pegg Explains Why He Shouldn't Be In Edgar Wright's Ant-Man
Opening this weekend in limited release and expanding nationwide December 20th is director David O.
- Moviefone: Christian Bale's Comb Over and Other 'American Hustle' Hair Tales
- The Playlist: ‘American Hustle’ Cast Talks Funny Hairdos, Masks, Sexual Power & “That Kiss” Between Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Adams
- AintItCool: Samuel L. Jackson in Talks for David Yates' TARZAN!
- Cinema Blend: Samuel L. Jackson In Talks To Join Alexander Skarsgard For David Yates' Tarzan
- Collider: Samuel L. Jackson in Talks for David Yates’ TARZAN; Christoph Waltz Confirmed
- Coming Soon: Samuel L. Jackson in Talks for David Yates' Tarzan Reboot
- Film School Rejects: 6 Filmmaking Tips from David O. Russell
- SlashFilm: Samuel L. Jackson in Talks for David Yates’ ‘Tarzan’
- Movies With Butter: Review: American Hustle (F for Friggin Awesome)
- IGN Movies: Top 10 Christian Bale Movies
For those who enjoyed Steven Spielberg's first chapter of a the planned two-part series of TinTin movies, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN, it appears that director Peter Jackson, who has been slated to direct the follow up since the project was announced, still intends to return uphold his end of the bargain. Jackson told reporters that he intends to return to the project once he's done... Read More...
- Digital Spy: The Hobbit director Peter Jackson confirms Adventures of Tintin sequel
- SlashFilm: Peter Jackson Says He’ll Still Make That ‘Tintin’ Sequel After ‘The Hobbit’
- Collider: Peter Jackson Says He’ll Make the TINTIN Sequel After He Finishes THE HOBBIT Trilogy
- FirstShowing.net: Peter Jackson: 'Adventures of Tintin' Sequel Still Coming After 'Hobbit'
- MovieWeb: Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Is Still Happening Says Director Peter Jackson
- IGN Movies: Peter Jackson: Tintin Sequel Still Planned
- Variety: Peter Jackson: High Frame Rate 3D Look Improved on ‘Smaug’
- Chud: Hey, A Second TINTIN Film Is Still Happening!
Last week, Sony Pictures finally released the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but there was something that most didn't see within this footage. The website ElectroArrives.com was flashed briefly around the 2:06 mark, and the site itself features Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) checking out surveillance footage from a touchscreen table. While there are no links to click on at the site, it does feature a countdown clock, which suggests something big is in store for fans on New Years Eve.
- Cinema Blend: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Reveals Secret New Viral Site
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Reveals Secret Website
- Coming Soon: Secret URL Found in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer!
- Comic Book Movie: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2: "Electro Arrives" In New Viral Site With Mysterious Countdown
- FirstShowing.net: Electro Arrives Viral Website Hidden in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer
- Comic Book Movie: Trailer Report: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Is Set To Become The Most Viewed Preview For A 2014 Summer Film Release In Less Than 7 Days
- JoBlo: Hidden URL in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer reveals a new countdown...but for what?
- Bleeding Cool: URL Hidden In Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Leads To… Mysterious Countdown
Yesterday, fans finally got their first look at the trailer for Godzilla, along with the latest poster. Today, we have the Japanese trailer, which is slightly different that the domestic version, along with an international TV spot. Here, International superstar Ken Watanabe gets a close-up and we see the return of the Toho Studios logo!
- SlashFilm: ‘Godzilla’ Japanese Trailer: Give Ken Watanabe a Close-Up
- Horror-Movies.ca: Japanese Trailer & TV Spot for Godzilla
- Dread Central: Japanese TV Spot for Godzilla Stomps In
- AintItCool: A Poster For The Badass Looking GODZILLA!!
- Cinema Blend: Drop In On Godzilla With This Striking New Poster
- Bleeding Cool: Godzilla Trailer Breakdown: Big, Bleak Lizard Destruction
- HitFix: 8 Vital Questions About The 'Godzilla' Trailer
Before the adaptation Mary Poppins was a gigantic hit, Walt Disney himself had to convince author P.L. Travers that her story belonged on the big screen. This untold history gets its own adaptation with Saving Mr. Banks, arriving in limited release December 13 before expanding nationwide December 20. Walt Disney Pictures has released four featurettes that give fans behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast members such as Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and director John Lee Hancock. We also hear from Mary Poppins composer Richard M.
- Collider: 2 New Featurettes for SAVING MR. BANKS Delve into the Music and Tom Hanks’ Performance as Walt Disney
- Variety: Writers on Writers: Rosanne Cash on ‘Saving Mr. Banks’
- Thompson on Hollywood: Craft Talking 'Saving Mr. Banks': Bridging 1961 Los Angeles with 1906 Australia through Cinematography, Production Design and Costumes
- HitFix: SAG winners and losers: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Mariah Carey
- Filmonic: Review: Saving Mr. Banks
- IGN Movies: Colin Farrell Talks Saving Mr. Banks
- HitFix: Jason Schwartzman, BJ Novak and Bradley Whitford talk truth and myth in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join Warner Bros.' Tarzan, which stars Alexander Skarsgård as the title character. We reported in September that Christoph Waltz was circling the villain role, which he has now been confirmed for.The story centers on John Clayton III (Alexander Skarsgård), an "ape man" who lives in the jungle. He is tasked by Queen Victoria to investigate a military conflict in the Congo. Although these story details have not been confirmed, Christoph Waltz is reportedly playing a military man who comes across Tarzan in the jungle.Samuel L.
- Variety: Samuel L. Jackson in Talks for ‘Tarzan’ at Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)
- We Got This Covered: Samuel L. Jackson Wanted For David Yates’ Tarzan, Again
- The Playlist: Hailee Steinfeld Goes Straight-Edge In 'Ten Thousand Saints,' Samuel L. Jackson Swings Back To 'Tarzan' & More
- Empire Magazine: Samuel L. Jackson May Join Tarzan
- FirstShowing.net: Samuel L. Jackson Swinging Over to Warner Bros. 'Tarzan' Adaptation
- Film School Rejects: The ‘Tarzan’ Reboot’s Cast May Be Outgrowing That Old Loincloth
FX’s summer 2014 schedule is really shaping up. They’ve already got Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain set to premiere, and has now given a series order to Howard Gordon and Gedeon Raff’s drama Tyrant, according to THR. The Homeland duo’s new series will also tackle the hot button issue of American foreign policy in the Middle East, from a more personal storytelling perspective.
- Variety: FX Gives Series Order to ‘Tyrant’ From ‘Homeland’ Creator
- IndieWire: FX Orders 'Tyrant,' a New Drama From 'Homeland' Creator Gideon Raff, to Series
- Deadline: FX Drama ‘Tyrant’ From Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Craig Wright Ordered To Series
- Thompson on Hollywood: Steve James Promises Surprises in Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself,' Set to Premiere (and Livestream) at Sundance 2014 (EXCLUSIVE)
- IndieWire: Crackle Orders a Third Season of Original Series 'Chosen' Before the Premiere of Season Two
- Vulture: FX Orders Middle Eastern Political Drama Tyrant
Sadly this year's Oscar hopeful The Monuments Men from director George Clooney was pushed back to February 2014. That likely puts it outside of any Oscar chances for that year (unless it pulls a Silence of the Lambs), but maybe a long-deveoping film from Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures can get the job done at some point down the road.
- The Wrap: Sandra Bullock in Talks to Star in George Clooney-Produced ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ (Exclusive)
- The Playlist: Sandra Bullock To Star In Long-Developing George Clooney Project 'Our Brand Is Crisis'
- Collider: Sandra Bullock in Early Talks to Star in OUR BRAND IS CRISIS; George Clooney to Produce
- Empire Magazine: Sandra Bullock Says Our Brand Is Crisis
- Entertainment Weekly: Casting Net: Sandra Bullock in talks to join a George Clooney project; Plus, Jason Segel cast as David Foster Wallace, more
- The Wrap: SAG Awards Reactions: Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey Are All Grateful!
With director Peter Jackson’s second film in his The Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with Aidan Turner (Kili) and Dean O'Gorman (Fili). The film continues the adventures of Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and the band of dwarves as they move forward on their quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, all the while Gandalf (Ian McKellen) investigates a disturbing presence that may be returning to Middle Earth. Smaug introduces a host of new characters like Bard (Luke Evans), the Master of Lake-town (Stephen Fry), and the elves
- Cinema Blend: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Is Killing It In Ticket Pre-Sales
- We Got This Covered: Press Conference Interview With The Cast And Filmmakers Of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
- The Wrap: ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ Aims for $80M Box Office Debut, But It Won’t Be Easy
- Digital Spy: Benedict Cumberbatch on The Hobbit: 'Smaug is a monster of ego'
- Comic Book Movie: Peter Jackson & His Cast Talk THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN
- Dark Horizons: Robert Knepper Cast In "Arrow," "Mockingjay"
- Comic Book Movie: Robert Knepper Joins ARROW As 'The Clock King'
- ScreenRant: Robert Knepper Cast as Clock King in ‘Arrow’ & Antonius in ‘Mockingjay’
- Bleeding Cool: Prison Break Baddie Robert Knepper Joins Arrow And The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
- SlashFilm: Superhero Bits: Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman vs. Superman, X-Men: Apocalypse, Arrow, Amazing Spider-Man 2
- IGN Movies: Arrow: Prison Break Alum Cast as The Clock King
12:30 p.m. UPDATE: The Weinstein Co. just issued the following statement: “Quite frankly, we are surprised and frustrated by the position Warner Bros is taking with regards to The Hobbit franchise. Since the beginning, Miramax, Harvey and Bob Weinstein have been a force in getting these books to the screen. In fact, they funded the initial technology for the films at Peter Jackson’s WETA. Without these early investments, none of these pictures would have been made. We are shocked that New Line and Warner Bros don’t recognize that fact.
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘The Hobbit’ lawsuit: Weinsteins and Miramax sue Warner Bros. over profits
- Hollywood Reporter: Weinsteins File Lawsuit Against Time Warner Over 'Hobbit' Sequels Profits
- Deadline: Warner Bros Slams Weinsteins’ $75M Lawsuit Over ‘Hobbit’ Profits
- Variety: Harvey Weinstein Sues Over ‘Hobbit’ Profits
Lest NBC’s live version is your last memory of “Sound of Music,” ABC will air the original 1965 film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The four-hour movie will air on Sunday, Dec. 22 as part of ABC’s Sunday Movie of the Week starting at 7/6c. Directed and produced by Robert Wise, the movie won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
- Deadline: ABC, Fox, Discovery And Others Sign On To Comcast And Twitter’s SEEiT Initiative
- Variety: Evening News Battle Flares As CBS Tops ABC In Total Viewers On Two Nights
- Variety: Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop Alum Tom Ascheim Named President of ABC Family
- Deadline: Tom Ascheim Named ABC Family President
Showtime's comedy series "Episodes" has been renewed for a fourth season. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. The new season of the Showtime and BBC co-production will include nine episodes and will go back into production in 2014.
The nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have just been announced today. Yet another awards show in the very top tier (which also includes the Golden Globes and Academy Awards) is the Screen Actors Guilds Awards, where the actors themselves choose the best performances from amongst their peers. These noms are usually similar to the Oscars. This year there is a very big set of contenders for acting awards, and it's interesting (and also exciting) to see who made the cut.
If it seems as if we’ve been covering the soundtrack from the Joel and Ethan Coen’s newly released Inside Llewyn Davis quite a bit around these parts as of late, that’s a totally fair observation, simply because it’s true. The sixties-set film about the eponymous New York City folk singer that never hit the big time is appropriately steeped in music, and all of it just so happens to be damn good. Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the best films of the year, but its soundtrack is easily the best soundtrack of the year. But if something like “Please Mr.
- Vulture: How Well Does Inside Llewyn Davis Reflect the Early-60s Folk Scene?
- Thompson on Hollywood: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Secrets and a New Coens Movie Revealed: Q & A (VIDEO)
- Collider: Joel and Ethan Coen Talk INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Casting Oscar Isaac, Working with Cats, Shooting on Film, and Working with T-Bone Burnett
This week, the long-rumored production of Bad Boys 3 moved forward at Sony Pictures under the new leadership of co-president Michael De Luca, whose mandate has been to bring Sony back to higher quality tentpole films. What better way to get back to big action tentpoles than to go back to the franchise that delivered $273 million at the box office 10 years ago? Somewhere, the characters of Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz are excited, as is yours truly.
- Moviefone: 'Bad Boys 3' Is Happening, But Will Its Stars Return?
- FirstShowing.net: Sony Pictures Hires 'Safe House' Writer to Finally Script 'Bad Boys 3'
- IGN Movies: What's the Latest on Bad Boys 3?
Matthew Quick’s novels have become a hot commodity in Hollywood ever since Silver Linings Playbook became a major success at the box office and garnered a bunch of Oscar nominations and one win for Jennifer Lawrence. Luckily, his books are fantastic. Variety reports directing duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who did Little Miss Sunshine and most recently Ruby Sparks, have signed on to direct Quick’s next novel, The Good Luck of Right Now, which comes out next February.
- Collider: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Duo Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton to Direct THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW
- Variety: ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Team to Direct ‘The Good Luck of Right Now’ (EXCLUSIVE)
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ directors in talks to adapt ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ author’s latest novel
Actor-filmmaker Tyler Perry puts his Madea outfit aside to bring Single Mom's Club to the big screen. Today, we have the first trailer for this family drama, which centers on a group of single mothers (Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Zulay Henao, Cocoa Brown and Amy Smart) who are forced to come together when their children get in trouble at school.
While promoting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, actor Luke Evans was asked in a recent interview about the upcoming remake of The Crow, in which he stars as the title character. "What we want to do with it is not just do a remake, because the original was brilliant," the actor told Total Film. "What we want to do is tell the story and bring parts of the original source material into the film that was not done the first time." Evans concluded, "I think people who love the comic book... will be really happy with what we're doing." Continue reading…
- MovieWeb: The Crow Curse Doesn't Scare Reboot Star Luke Evans
- Moviefone: Luke Evans Crows About 'The Crow' Remake
- FirstShowing.net: Interview: Lake-town's Bard - Actor Luke Evans Talks 'Hobbit' & More
Lionsgate will make a movie based on Reza Aslan’s “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” the studio said on Wednesday. It has acquired the feature film rights to the book, a New York Times best-seller about Jesus’ life and the various religious perspectives of one of history’s most famous figures. “Reza Aslan has written a remarkable book that manages to bring the ancient world into contemporary relief and to make a timeless story very timely,” Erik Feig, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s President of Production, said in a statement.
The late screenwriter Thomas S. Cook will be awarded the WGA's Morgan Cox Award for services to the Guild at their awards ceremony in February. He is best-known for co-writing the Oscar-nominated script for "The China Syndrome."http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention
Rob Reiner is turning to TV for one of his upcoming projects, developing an adaptation of Carl Hiaasen novel Basket Case for Spike TV, reports Deadline. I haven’t read the book, but it sounds like fun and like a good fit for both Reiner’s playful sensibility and also Spike’s male-centric demographic.
As the year draws to a close and lists continue to be drawn, it's a time to also remember those that didn't make to the end of 2013. The actors, directors, writers and more who contributed to the big screen fare we know and love, providing years and decades worth of work, who left us in 2013.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, read a sterling defense of 'Love Actually,' count down the best movie moments of the year, and tour the biggest movie rental store in the country. Continue reading…
FX's drama series "Sons of Anarchy" ended its 6th season on a high note, with last night's 13th episode (12/10/13, 10-11:50PM ET/PT) posting the season's second-highest rated episode, and the most-watched finale in the history of the show.
This week, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters, and in honor of the Middle-Earth set trilogy, the folks at "Sesame Street" decided to reach back into cinema's past to parody Lord of the Rings, the trio of tales that actually follows The Hobbit in J.R..R. Tolkien's fictional timeline. Much like their recent parody of The Hunger Games, this segment takes cues from the aforementioned Peter Jackson films, and mixes them with lessons for kids in Lord of the Crumbs.
From what we've learned, it seems unlikely that James McAvoy won't be back as Xavier (aka Professor X) in X-Men: Apocalypse. So far, Bryan Singer is confirmed to direct this 2016 sequel, jumping into work directly after completing X-Men: Days of Future Past. We've also been told (by outside sources) that the movie will take place in the 1970s, and that it will focus on the X-Men: First Class cast of characters.
'I've come to believe it's probably not a good idea,' the filmmaker says about bringing Dillon football to the big screen.http://www.hitfix.com
MTV announced its Best Movies of 2013 on Wednesday, adding to a packed week of awards announcements. The network released its list as the third installment of the year-end “Best Of” week.
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If you're not into Peter Jackson's adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien, you probably think his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies are all the same. Hobbits and dwarves and wizards walking and walking and walking in a quest to reach some place and do some thing while encountering many perilous distractions and obstacles along the way. On a basic level they are correct. But why, then, was last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey not nominated for Best Picture, as all three of the LOTR installments had been?
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Before you set off on an epic cinematic adventure this weekend to check out The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we're giving away a $75 Fandango Hobbit gift card! Here's what you need to do in order for a chance to win: Simply post a comment to this blog post [one comment per entrant, must be 18 or older, U.S. residents only] and tell us who is your favorite character from Middle-earth. Post your answers between now and 9 a.m. PST December 16. We'll randomly select a lucky winner from the comments below. Want to get your hands on our limited edition Hobbit cards?
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At one point in the trailer for Tokarev, the new thriller by Paco Cabezas, a stern old cop played by Danny Glover warns Nicolas Cage‘s ex-criminal character not to fall back into old habits.
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Another day, another top ten sixteen list, this time from the desk of New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis. And while you'll find the usual suspects like "Inside Llewyn Davis," "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "Her," the list is mostly notable for giving shine to perhaps some of the more undersung and left-field films that dropped in 2013. And so this writer is at least pleased to see some love for Ron Howard's slept-on "Rush," while Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" continues to show more end-of-year love than anyone might have expected.
Jedi Knight, Sith Lord, or somewhere in between. Artist Ralph Sevelius mash-ups could technically become reality with the recent Disney/LucasFilm merger. Hey, we can dream.http://www.hitfix.com
Lionsgate has debuted a motion comic prologue to the upcoming I, Frankenstein, which will be told in three chapters. The first part, centering on Aaron Eckhart's Adam, is available today, with future chapters focusing on Lenore (Miranda Otto) and Naberius (Bill Nighy) coming in the near future.
- Coming Soon: Watch the Motion Comic Prologue for I, Frankenstein
"Oh, that's all rumors man," Paul Rudd told an Absolute Radio interviewer who asked the Anchorman: The Legend Continues star about reports that he is the front-runner to play Hank Pym in Marvel's Ant-Man movie. "There's nothing I know, sorry," the actor added oh so blatantly. After his name was first mentioned alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt's back in October, Paul Rudd reportedly became the top contender to lead the Edgar Wright-directed film a few weeks ago.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill head back to school, this time going deep undercover at a local college.http://www.hitfix.com
"You always think you'd seen everything, you always think you would run out of stuff, but it's just not possible." While Blockbuster may be dead, the "video store" still lives on thanks to independent shops like Cinefile Video in LA, Kim's Video in New York and Scarecrow Video in Seattle. You may not be familiar with that last one, but this fascinating short doc/video will get you up to speed with Scarecrow.
As the year winds down, we're taking a look back at the year in 2013 by way of the films that hit the big screen. We've already features some impressive retrospective videos like Cinefile 2013, Final Cut 2013 and The 2013 Movie Trailer Mash-Up. However, my favorite just might be our latest entry, Filmography 2013, from Gen Ip (formerly Genrocks). This editor has delivered retrospectives for 2010, 2011, and 2012, and this latest one is another fantastic piece of work looking at films like The Croods, Ender's Game, Rush, 42, To the Wonder, A.C.O.D., Thor: The Dark World, Riddick and much more.
As the film gears up to begin production this week in Los Angeles, Ouija has added four new cast members. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Vivis Colombetti ( Paranormal Activity 2 ), Ana Coto ( DisCONNECTED ), Erin Moriarty ( The Kings of Summer ) and Bianca Santos ("The Fosters") are set to join the previously-announced Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff and Douglas Smith.
- Hollywood Reporter: Universal's 'Ouija' Adds 'The Fosters,' 'Red Widow' Actresses (Exclusive)
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