Top Movie News for October 2, 2014

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Interstellar Coming to Select Theaters Sooner Than Planned Interstellar, the upcoming sci-fi film from Inception director Christopher Nolan, will be released in certain locations Nov. 5, two days ahead of its nationwide Nov. 7 debut. A list of 225 select locations can be seen on the movie's site, and tickets can be pre-purchased for a variety of formats, including traditional film, IMAX and 4K digital. A new trailer was also released today, shedding more light on humanity's bid to survive Earth's last days. Nolan's film will clock in around 169 minutes, making it his longer feature yet.

Ben Affleck May Lead 'The Accountant' Thriller for Warner Bros. Next After directing the Best Picture winning Argo for Warner Bros., it seems like actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck is getting comfortable over there. His next directing gig is supposed to be Live by Night at the studio whenever he's done with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (also at Warner Bros.), and now he's lining up another starring role over there too. Variety reports Affleck is currently in talks to lead the action thriller The Accountant, based on an original script by Bill Dubuque, the man responsible for writing The Judge staring Robert Downey Jr.

'Star Wars 7': Is Max Von Sydow Playing a Cyborg with Dementia? It's been quite a day for Star Wars: Episode VII news, with rumors of a return to the infamous Mos Eisley Cantina and images from what could be the first leaked footage. New details have emerged from Badass Digest which shed light on the characters being played by Daisy Ridley and Max von Sydow.While the name of Max von Sydow's character has yet to be revealed, the actor is rumored to be playing a key role that helps propel the story forward.

Could Adrianne Palicki go from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the big screen? To date, we have seen some big screen characters make appearances on ABC's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. like Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, but we have yet to see characters originating on the small screen jumping to the feature film world. That could change though and we may know who the first contender could be. Adrianne Palicki, best known for parts on... Read More...

Ethan Hawke Is Reportedly Now Playing Doctor Strange If This Is Famous is correct, Ethan Hawke, not Joaquin Phoenix, will be playing the titular character in Marvel's Doctor Strange. Hawke has reportedly accepted the role over the weekend and is now in contract talks. read more

‘The Theory of Everything’ Trailer Starring Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking Following its enthusiastically received film festival debut, James Marsh‘s The Theory of Everything has revealed a gorgeous new trailer for general audiences. Eddie Redmayne stars Stephen Hawking, tracing his journey from spirited young student to modern-day icon, while Felicity Jones plays his girlfriend / eventual wife / even more eventual ex-wife Jane Wilde.

Check out the first image and voice cast for Angry Birds with Jason Sudeikis It has been a few years since we last heard anything about the upcoming 3D CG-animated ANGRY BIRDS movie, but now we have an impressive voice cast lined up and the very first image. In 2016 we’re getting the ANGRY BIRDS movie based on the very popular game, which I must confess I’ve never even played a second of. I’ve seen kids go nuts with it and you can’t ignore the merchandise in every store you go to, but it just... Read More...

Adam Sandler to Create 4 Movies Exclusively for Netflix Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will be the exclusive home of four feature films starring and produced by comic icon Adam Sandler, whose movies have delighted hundreds of millions of fans all over the world.Adam Sandler is a unique and prolific comic voice, whose films have grossed more than $3 billion globally at the box office and made him one of the world's top movie stars. He is among the few actors in the world whose films consistently rank among the most viewed by Netflix members in the U.S.

Robert Downey Jr. teases Iron Man 4 and talks about the journey Last month Robert Downey Jr. said there weren’t any plans for a fourth IRON MAN, now he suggests that he's pretty sure there will be another instalment. He certainly knows how to change his response to get people talking; the guy is out there trying to promote his upcoming movie THE JUDGE and he of course is getting questions about his most notable role as Tony Stark. You... Read More...

Oscar Foreign-Language Race Nears New Record as Entry Deadline Passes Australia, Argentina and South Africa are among the latest countries to enter the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film, pushing the field past 70 and putting it within reach of a new record in the category. Costa Rica, Ecuador and Lebanon have also announced submissions, with the deadline for entries passing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

First Images Of Bradley Cooper In American Sniper Clint Eastwood's latestAmerican Sniper has been something of a passion project for Bradley Cooper. He initially had Steven Spielberg attached to direct, but when he passed, Clint Eastwood took on the job. The film is set for release here early next year and the first images from the film have arrived via USA Today. {American Sniper}Jason Hall adapted Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s book, subtitled The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In US Military, which recorded Kyle’s career as a Texas-born shooter who notched the highest number of recorded kills for an American.

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’: First Footage and Opening Credits Revealed Come one, come all to preview the latest twisted season of FX’s American Horror Story. Today’s goodies include our first look at actual American Horror Story Freak Show footage in the form of a new trailer, as well as the entire nightmarish opening credits sequence. Jessica Lange leads the new storyline as Elsa Mars, the ringleader of a collection of human oddities. Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, and Evan Peters are just a few of the familiar faces in her menagerie. Hit the jump to take a peek. God bless Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s American Horror Story.

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Ror Reviews: DRACULA UNTOLD Remember that opening scene from Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula in which we see Vlad "The Impaler" curse God and damn himself to walk the Earth as a vampire?

Twilight to Be Revived in Short Films on Facebook Lionsgate Entertainment and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer have announced plans to select five aspiring female directors to make short films based on Twilight characters. The short film series, called The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of the Twilight Saga, will be shown exclusively on Facebook next year. Kristen Stewart as Twilight's Bella Swan.An all-female group of panellists will select the winning films and mentor participants.

‘I Am Legend’ Reboot in the Works The 2007 I Am Legend film – starring Will Smith – was so successful (it made nearly $600 million against a $150 million budget) that Warner Bros. attempted multiple times to produce a followup with Smith in it, despite the fact that his character did not survive the first film. Those followups, of course, never came to fruition, but apparently Warners’ desire to make more I Am Legend films remained. Now, more than six years after the original film hit theaters, a new I Am Legend is in development.

20 Things to Know About Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s THE INTERVIEW From Our Set Visit Kim Jong-un (Randall Park) and Dave Skylark (James Franco) are inside a tank in North Korea talking about Katy Perry and margaritas.  They're debating if drinking fruity margaritas and loving Katy Perry's music means you're gay.  After saying the lines a few different ways, directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg call out a few new ways to say the dialogue and I erupt with laughter.  And I'm not alone.  The other reporters I'm with on the Vancouver set of The Interview are also laughing out loud.  So much so that after the take ends, an assistant director comes in the room where we're watching

He'll be Aris JonesWith 20th Century Fox going full speed ahead on the sequel to The Maze Runner after the first film’s successful launch at the US box office, director Wes Ball is gathering together the cast.

Walt Disney Studios is heading down under for “Pirates of the Caribbean 5.” The sequel, for which Johnny Depp is expected to return, will film in Queensland, Australia. The northeastern state is anticipating $100 million in investment from the film, according to Queensland Arts Minister Ian Walker. ”Pre-production is starting on the Gold Coast as we speak, and production of the film will start next year on the Gold Coast in February, before it moves to North Queensland,” Walker told The Sydney Morning Herald. Also read: 6 Types of Pirates Hollywood Combats The productio

During an interview at an event honoring the legendary actor Michael Caine, he unveiled that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is set to play his son in the upcoming sequel Now You See Me 2. The event took place at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the NSPCC.Here is what he had to say."There's a sequel to Now You See Me and we're shooting in London. I shoot in December, the whole of December in London, and my son is Harry Potter.

Melt Your Brain With Animated Short LESLEY THE PONY HAS AN A+ DAY Depending on your relative state of mind you are soon to be blessing or cursing independent animator Christian Larrave for his short film Lesley The Pony Has An A+ Day. Very odd stuff, this, and very, very fun ... take a look below.... [Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has promoted Tedd Cittadine to senior vice president of digital distribution. Cittadine will oversee Fox's North American film and TV digital distribution business and will be responsible for growth of key digital clients and major cable, telecom and satellite distributors in the U.S. and Canada.

Radius Picks Up ‘Heaven Knows What’ Ahead of New York Film Fest Premiere Radius has acquired the U.S. rights to “Heaven Knows What,” one day ahead of its New York Film Festival Premiere on Thursday. The film follows a young heroin addict who finds love in New York City.

Zombieland Sequel Starts To Shamble Forward Sony Pictures has kicked the sequel to Zombieland into gear. According to Deadline, the studio has hired Dave Callaham (Godzilla) to write the script with Ruben Fleischer who will return to direct. It’s said that Callaham’s darkly comedic script for Jackpot is what caught Sony’s attention as a potential for the sequel. No word on how many if any of the original cast will return. The original film had Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Billy Murray who have all been a bit busy of late.   Zombieland Sequel Starts To Shamble Forward

New EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Trailer 20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn and Ben Kingsley. The post New EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Trailer appeared first on FilmoFilia.

And Sherlock's Andrew Scott will be King Louis in Henry VI Part 2Now is the winter of our Benedict content, made glorious summer by this new look at Sir Cumber of Batch playing Richard III as part of the new cycle of the Beeb’s The Hollow Crown.

"Yeah, I think I'm back," Keanu Reeves' mutters in this second trailer for John Wick. And while I'm not sure he's been gone, exactly, but the general sentiment about John Wick when it screened to an overwhelmingly positive response at Fantastic Fest - seriously, I don't think I know anybody who saw it there and didn't like it - was, "Hell yeah, he's back."He's back with a big case of guns, to be exact, and a hyper kinetic action film that hands the controls over to key members of Reeves' stunt team on the Matrix films and they're clearly doing what they do best.

Warner Bros. live action superhero film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, doesn’t hit theaters until March 2016 but the animated equivalent will be here a year earlier. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will hit Blu-ray and DVD in early 2015 and serves as a sequel to the film Justice League: War. All of the WB Animation DC films share the same universe and, in this latest film, Aquaman teams up with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Shazam and others to battle a threat from under the sea.

Universal Pictures announced Wednesday that Nicholas Carpou will assume the role of president of domestic distribution for the studio starting at the beginning of 2015. He will assume the role formerly occupied by Nikki Rocco, who announced her retirement in April.

I do not know if this what you would call the final nail in the coffin but the last major chain in North America, AMC, has decided that they will not screen the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger on their IMAX screens either. In a report from Deadline they said, "We license just the technology from IMAX," AMC says. "Only AMC and [its parent company] Wanda decide what programming plays in our respective theatres. No one has approached us to license this made-for-video sequel in the U.S.

Catherine Zeta-Jones has signed on to star in the biopic The Godmother, playing true-life female drug kingpin Giselda Blanco.Giselda Blanco was the only woman to ever rise through the ranks of Colombian's notorious Medellin cartel, a feared figure during the drug wars that exploded in Miami during the 1970s and 1980s. She was said to have ordered hundreds of assassinations to attain her grip on the drug trade, which earned her nicknames such as La Madrina, Black Widow, and the Cocaine Godmother.

Well, here's something that's interesting and a little bit flimsy all at the same time. Ever since Disney picked up the rights to Indiana Jones from Paramount Pictures to complete their acquisition of properties from Lucasfilm, there have been rumors of both continuing the adventure with Harrison Ford or maybe rebooting the franchise with someone like Bradley Cooper.

Film executive Nick Shumaker has joined United Talent Agency as an agent in the Independent Film Group, the agency announced Wednesday. Shumaker will focus on film packaging, co-production, finance and sales strategies for the agency's clients and will be based in UTA's New York office. Also read: Are Toronto's Big Deals, ‘Top Five’ and ‘While We're Young,’ Worth the Money? “Nick brings vast knowledge and insight from his career as an executive working in both production and international distribution, and those assets will be invaluable to our bus

She terrified you in The Conjuring! Now, Annabelle is back and she's ready for revenge! We're celebrating the return of everyone's favorite doll with a new giveaway just in time for Halloween!Fall is in the air, and so are the screams of a horrified audience as they revisit this classic character, who has been locked away in an occult museum in Connecticut, blessed by a priest who visits her twice a month.

Bale Watched Monty Python, Mel Brooks to Prepare for Moses 20th Century Fox screened a little over a half an hour of 3D footage from their forthcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings at a press event Tuesday, followed by a Q&A session with the film's star Christian Bale, who plays Moses in the Ridley Scott-directed movie. The segments shown portrayed the overall arc of Moses throughout the film, from the adopted son of the Pharaoh Seti (John Turturro) and foster brother/best friend of heir Ramses (Joel Edgerton) to leader of the Hebrews as they escape slavery in Egypt.

Netflix and 41 Entertainment have announced Kong: King of the Apes, an original animated television series aimed at kids. This CGI animation will be set in San Francisco in 2050. Alcatraz Island has been converted into a Natural History and Marine Preserve - but when star attraction Kong escapes and becomes the world's most hunted fugitive, the villain that framed him is free to unleash an army of giant robotic dinosaurs on the world. Naturally, Kong is the only force formidable enough to stop these dinosaurs. Kong - King of the Apes.Continue reading…

Russell Crowe makes his feature directorial debut in The Water Diviner, a historical drama about a father looking for his three missing sons after the war, World War I to be more exact. Russell Crowe is Connor, an Australian, father of three sons, all missing after the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. When […] Read Russell Crowe is Looking for his Sons in The Water Diviner on Filmonic.

After a welcome reprieve in August, the 2014 box office woes returned in September.Overall domestic box office totaled just $513 million, which is down 11 percent from last year. More importantly, this was the lowest-grossing month at the box office in six years (dating back to September 2008).The abnormally low total can be chalked up to a dearth of content early in the month. As Above/So Below and The November Man were weak late August releases, and the major studios entirely avoided the ...

Interview with Gone Girl's Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Kim Dickens Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Kim Dickens play three very different characters in David Fincher's GONE GIRL. Respectively, one's a creepy former stalker of the missing person (played by Rosamund Pike) in question; one is a straight-shooting attorney known for representing wife killers; while the last is a determined detective on the case of Ben Affleck's character, who... Read More...

New Mr Fantastic Miles Teller Talks Fantastic Four 'The tone of this film is completely different from the last one'Miles Teller has said one or two things lately that have probably caused classic comedy spit-takes from his agent and anyone involved in Divergent - frankly, we hope he never changes – but his latest quotes are more on the diplomatic side. The actor has been sharing some insights into Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, namely that it will be “different in every way” from the 2005 and 2007 versions."The tone of this film is completely different,” stresses the new Reed Richards/Mr.

Adrianne Palicki has been discussing her role as Bobbi Morse in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., calling the character “badass” and revealing that the possibility of her transitioning to The Avengers movies has been discussed. Palicki will first play the Head of Hydra Security in forthcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. episode ‘A Hen in the Wolf House’ and told us “Bobbi Morse is another badass character. She was been working with S.H.I.E.L.D.

Gotham - Episode 1.05 - Viper   A NEW STREET DRUG STORMS THE STREETS OF GOTHAM ON AN ALL-NEW "GOTHAM" MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, ON FOX   Gordon and Bullock search for the source of a new street drug that causes euphoria then death. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot works his way deeper into Maroni's (guest-star David Zayas) inner circle and Fish Mooney continues to plot against Falcone in the all-new "Viper" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow, which starred superstar Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt in the lead roles, was hands-down one of the best films of the summer.

In a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, James Marsden was asked who he thinks should play Cyclops in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse. The actor actually had a very fitting suggestion when he brought up Luke Bracey, the upcoming Point Break remake star who plays a younger version of Marsden in The Best of Me. "Yeah, that’d be great [if Luke Bracey took over as Cyclops]," he said before jokingly adding, "Then he could just eventually take over being me.

With just over two weeks to go until the ninth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival begins on October 16, it is time to reveal the final batch of films to make up this year's lineup. We will start here at home with a couple of titles from local lads Chad Archibald and Tal Zimmerman. Archibald's The Drownsman, his homage to classic psycho slasher flicks, will have its Toronto Premiere. Zimmerman is the subject of the documentary Why Horror?

"Do something with this shitty life of yours before it's too late!" Damn this looks good. We've been waiting ages to see a trailer for this Australian film called The Mule, about a drug mule who gets into the wrong shit. Angus Sampson (who also co-wrote and co-directs this film) plays Ray Jenkins, who ingests a bag of drugs while in Thailand and attempts to enter Australia. He's caught, but it's not necessarily by the police, with everyone coming after him as soon as he arrives. Hugo Weaving and Leigh Whannell co-star, along with John Noble.

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14 Films To See In October

The Playlist - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:23

Yep, it’s time to get serious about movies again. Though this column typically keeps listmaking to 10 choices for films to check out every month, we can’t deny that October is absolutely jam-packed.

James Franco has come on to produce “Goat,” an adaptation of Brad Land's acclaimed memoir that “King Kelly” filmmaker Andrew Neel will direct for Killer Films and Rabbit Bandini Productions, TheWrap has learned. Neel will direct from a screenplay by David Gordon Green, with revisions by Neel and Mike Roberts. Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa of Killer Films will produce with Rabbit Bandini's Franco and Vince Jolivette.

The first trailer has arrived online for Tak3n, in which Liam Neeson reprises his role as family man / professional badass, Bryan Mills. Things are looking particularly dire for Bryan this time out, with his wife (Famke Janssen) having been brutally offed, and all the evidence seeming to implicate him as the culprit. However, Mills is not a man to go quietly, and it isn’t long before he’s on the run from the authorities, while simultaneously trying to take his revenge on the real killers.

The boys are back in new Horrible Bosses 2 trailer: watch now A brand new trailer has dropped for Horrible Bosses 2, in which Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day have become successful entrepreneurs, and as a result, their own bosses. Having invented a new product known as The Shower Buddy, the trio are riding high, and when Christoph Waltz’s slick investor enters the picture, things look as though they are going from strength to strength. Sadly for our heroes, Waltz has ripped them off, leaving them no other option but to kidnap his son. Because of course...

The Playlist first ran a retrospective of David Fincher’s films back in 2010. At that point, the release of “The Social Network” brought the grand total of his narrative features to a whopping eight.

Threshold Entertainment has announced a Tetris movie is in the works, much to the chagrin of people everywhere with taste. Industry skeptics question if the movie will ever get made, but we figured it might be fun to play along anyway. Also read: Lionsgate Ups ‘Change of Control’ Threshold Considering the flop that was 2012's “Battleship,” we understand why many think another game-based movie is an awful idea.

Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate. Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive. Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror.

ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, a fan theory attempts to prove some radical about Pixar movies, we get our first look at Bradley Cooper in 'American Sniper,' and the 'Legend of Korra' video game releases a sneak peek. Continue reading…

"There's no slacker in that slacker!" We've been patiently waiting for this one. There's a documentary about filmmaker Richard Linklater being released this fall (in November) titled simply 21 Years: Richard Linklater, looking back at the first 21 years in his directing career - from Slacker to Boyhood. The doc features interviews with everyone from Matthew McConaughey to Jack Black to Jason Reitman to Kevin Smith, and many of them pop up in this trailer.

Unfairly or not, Katherine Heigl is often portrayed in the media as something of a highly demanding, unreasonable actress. And it seems she's playing with that persona for the upcoming dark comedy "Home Sweet Hell," which sees her going a little bit "American Psycho." Co-starring Patrick Wilson, Jordana Brewster and Jim Belushi, the movie finds Heigl playing a controlling, OCD housewife who badgers her hapless husband into committing murder after he has an affair and gets his mistress pregnant.

Actress Olivia Thirlby has publicly thanked fans campaigning for a sequel to 2012's Dredd 3D. Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson in Dredd."It means everything," said Thirlby, who played Judge Anderson in the movie. "Thank you so much for the petition that you made to try to get us a sequel. To everyone who’s signed it, thank you so much. If you haven’t signed it yet, please go do it, because we really want to bring you a Dredd 2." Continue reading…

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