Top Movie News for September 18, 2014

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Paranormal Activity 5 Delayed Till 2015 Paranormal Activity 5 has a new title and release date. Paramount has announced that its new name is Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. The release date has been bumped from its original October 24, 2014, slot to March 23, 2015.

The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, Joins PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Matt Smith, who rose to fame as the eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who, is joining the cast of Burr Steers' adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, according to  The Hollywood Reporter. He joins a cast already filled with Lily James (Downtown Abby), Sam Riley (Control), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), and Douglas Booth (Jupiter Ascending).The movie is a horror-comedy spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Dan Aykroyd Talks Ghostbusters Plans Following talks about possibilities for a Ghostbusters reboot –– some of which include an all-female cast –– actor Dan Aykroyd has shared his ideas for expanding the franchise beyond just a series of movies. Aykroyd compared Ghostbusters to properties such as Marvel and Star Wars, which have both spawned a plethora of spin-offs, TV shows and a seemingly infinite wealth of source material. "My whole thinking on Ghostbusters now, is it's beyond just a sequel, a prequel, another movie, another TV show," Aykroyd told the Belfast Telegraph.

Interstellar cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema to lens Bond 24 Despite sadness at the great Roger Deakins not returning to reprise his role as cinematographer for Sam Mendes' BOND 24, we will be getting a very talented person behind the lens for 007's next adventure. Reports have Hoyte Van Hoytema taking over director of photography duties on the follow-up to SKYFALL. Most may not recognize the name Hoyte Van Hoytema, but you likely will know his work. The Swiss-born... Read More...

'Magic Mike 2' Is Very Different; McConaughey Will Not Return We haven't heard much about Magic Mike XXL since the title was confirmed in March, and filmmaker Gregory Jacobs, who served as assistant director and producer on 2012's Magic Mike, signed on to direct the follow-up.

Clarification on Bourne Sequel Status Word came earlier this week that Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass would return to the Bourne franchise for Universal, despite the pair’s seemingly definitive departure from the series after 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum. That report indicated that the new film would supplant the already in development follow-up to the side-quel The Bourne Legacy, which starred Jeremy Renner.

New Video Reveals Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's Batmobile Chase When visiting the Motor City, be sure to snap your very own shot of the Batmobile in action! That's the hint we're getting today as, following this morning's round of photos, comes Instagram video of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's take on the iconic vehicle. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of "Shiva_Honey.""

New Trailer Shows Robert Downey Jr In The Judge Judge, feuding and possible executionerWe’ve already had one trailer for The Judge, Robert Downey Jr.’s upcoming trip into dramatic territory, aiming to plough a more earnest furrow while also retaining the trademark charm we’ve come to expect. Check out the new promo below. Directed by Wedding Crashers' David Dobkin, The Judge follows big shot lawyer Hank Palmer (Downey Jr.) who reluctantly returns to his childhood home in small town Indiana when his mother dies.

Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton Comedy ‘Ruth & Alex’ Lands at Focus World Focus Features’ specialty label Focus World has acquired domestic distribution rights to Richard Loncraine's comedy “Ruth & Alex,” which stars Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman, the company announced Wednesday. Cynthia Nixon co-stars in the film, which was written by Charlie Peters, who adapted Jill Ciment's book “Heroic Measures.” The movie made its world premiere earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. Also read: Morgan Freeman Will Join Cast of ‘Ted 2' “Ruth & Alex” was produced by Lori McCreary and Tra

'Doctor Strange': Filming location and possible release date revealed Multiple sources report that "Doctor Strange" is in final negotiations to shoot at Pinewood Studios' U.K. facilities, rumored to begin in 2015.

Liam Neeson May Say Tell No One He's circling the Harlan Coben adaptationLiam Neeson has a new mission, to blend his action man successes with slightly deeper dramatic roles in the style of A Walk Among The Tombstones. Accordingly, Tombstones studio Universal is looking to land him as the lead in book adaptation Tell No One.Harlan Coben’s novel follows a doctor whose wife vanishes when they’re out at a lake getting romantic. He tries to find her, but is badly beaten, and when she turns up murdered the hubby becomes the prime suspect. Soon, however, suspicion points instead to a serial killer’s work.

Star Wars lead Oscar Isaac gets silly in Two Faces blooper reel We love blooper reels - those rare opportunities to see how our favorite actors and actresses behave out of character. And we've got our exclusive paws on a great one. If you've seen Two Faces Of January, you'll know it's a pretty serious drama. But if you were to judge on the below four minutes - which features Viggo Mortensen grabbing groins and gurning - you'd assume it was a comedy. Click the video below to see Star Wars star Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst and Viggo having a right old laugh.

Machinima launches Justice League: Gods & Monsters animated series Just in case you thought that JUSTICE LEAGUE wasn’t getting enough attention due to the release of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, have no fear, an animated series to hold you over is here! The Zack Snyder directed JUSTICE LEAGUE is set for a release after BATMAN V SUPERMAN hits in 2016, a considerable amount of time to wait some might say. So perhaps in an effort to bring attention to the brand,... Read More...


Jack Huston Cast as Ben-Hur

IGN Movies - Wed, 2014-09-17 12:47

Jack Huston Cast as Ben-Hur Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston will star in the Ben-Hur remake as the titular character for MGM and Paramount. Huston (Kill Your Darlings, American Hustle) will portray Judah Ben-Hur, according to Deadline. Charlton Heston won an Academy Award playing that same role in the 1959 movie, though reports state this new film will have more in common with the book. Jack Huston as Richard Harrow on Boardwalk Empire.Continue reading…

Watch: Everyone's Disconnected In The New Trailer For Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children' And it's not going to stop, until you wise up. No It's not going to stop until you just give up... the Internet and social media. Jason Reitman's got a new drama and it's called "Men, Women & Children." It's got a terrific ensemble cast, Emma Thompson, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Kaitlyn Dever (“Short Term 12,”) Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort (“The Fault In Our Stars”) Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), J.K. Simmons, Dennis Haysbert and Elena Kampouris (“Labor Day”). But reviews out of Toronto, where the film premiered, were decidedly mixed.

She's up for Ridley Scott's sci-fiRidley Scott is splitting his time between putting the final touches on Exodus: Gods And Kings and preparing to make his next film, sci-fi adaptation The Martian.

Exclusive Interview: Tusk Stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment! In Kevin Smith’s fantasy horror flick TUSK, both Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment play girlfriend and best pal to Justin Long’s shock podcaster Wallace. When they discover he is missing somewhere in Canada, they are on the hunt for their AWOL pal. Unfortunately they have no idea what exactly is happening to him and it may be far more macabre than they could ever imagine. Of course Ms.... Read More...


Review: The Maze Runner

JoBlo - 3 hours 56 min ago

Review: The Maze Runner PLOT: When a young man named Thomas is quite literally deposited in a sort of fast moving elevator into the unknown, he finds himself in a strange new world. Terrified, he is taken in by a group of boys who have created their own society that they cannot escape from thanks to the walls of a massive maze which surrounds them. REVIEW: As far as young-adult feature film adaptations, the latest entitled THE MAZE... Read More...

Arrow Gets Its Season 3 Promotional Poster More Arrow news, this time it’s the release of the seasons promotional poster. You’ll end up seeing this a lot over the next few months and most likely it will be the cover for the DVD / Blu-ray cases this time next year. This image here may be a bit symbolic as we pull further back than we had in the previous two season posters revealing a much bigger world… which may go along with the idea that the series has expanded into a spin-off with The Flash.

The war is here in new images for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 On Monday we showed you the great new trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1; there’s definitely going to be war folks! Although it might take two moves to see an end to this war, there’s no denying that it’s going to be a great journey to the end of this thing. It looks like it has a more militaristic feel this time around, which you can also see from the... Read More...

"An ice cold knockout." Easily one of my favorite films of the year, Force Majeure from Swedish director Ruben Östlund is an entertaining dark comedy that everyone has been falling for once they get the chance to see it. Johannes Bah Kuhnke & Lisa Loven Kongsli star as the parents of a family on a skiing vacation in the French alps. When a freak avalanche causes the family to scramble for survival, it screws up the rest of their trip and things only seem to be getting crazier.

Review: Bland, Forgettable, 'This Is Where I Leave You' Starring Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne & More This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The proverb/cliché “you can never go home again” is arguably rooted in dysfunction. Hollywood will always contrive to make characters return home and face family melodrama whether they are willing or not, whether it be a reunion, a marriage, or of course, the one obligation almost impossible to escape: a funeral.

Dennis Haysbert has lined up two major projects today as The Wrap reports that the "24" star has signed on for both the Crackle-produced video game adaptation Dead Rising and Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2.

Magnolia To Release 'Serena' With Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper In Early 2015 “Where there’s smoke there’s fire” can be an annoying idiom in the world of movie journalism (or fan blogging or whatever you want to call it set photo speculation these days), because it can be the broadest excuse for 2+2=5 logic. But in the case of Susanne Bier’s long-delayed film “Serena” starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, the writing has been scrawled visibly on the wall for more than a year.

Columbia Pictures has brought online a new poster for writer/director David Ayer's Fury, opening in theaters on October 14. It bears the tagline, "War Never Ends Quietly," which ties back into the film's central theme, which Ayer explains in greater detail right here. Check it out in the gallery viewer below!

Today, Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett's latest thriller The Guest hits limited theaters, and if it's playing nearby, you need to make sure to see it. But if for some reason you're not convinced yet, Hobo with a Shotgun director Jason Eisener was commissioned to cut an alternate trailer that shows off how slick, fun and bad ass this indie thriller really is. Dan Stevens is likely going to be a big star, even if this movie doesn't do the trick, and you can see how charming, dashing and fantastic he is just in this brief trailer.

A Walk Among the Tombstones writer and director Scott Frank talks to about bringing Lawrence Block's flawed P.I. Matthew Scudder back to the big screen with Liam Neeson starring.

When I think of late Eighties/Early nineties comedies, Problem Child is one of those movies that oddly sticks with me. There was just something about seeing a kid who was my age up there on the big screen, raising absolute havoc. The film’ story is about a couple (John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck) who can’t conceive and decide to adopt. They’re then saddled with Junior, the titular character who loves to terrorize everything and everyone around him. It has elements of gross out and wish-fulfillment comedy, and was kind of good for the time.

Marvel Entertainment, “Star Trek” actor George Takei and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will be honored Nov. 8 at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's 45th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards. Also read: Streamy Awards Big Winners Include ‘Video Game High School,’ LGBT Vlogger Tyler Oakley “As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the world's largest provider of programs and services for LGBT people, we're excited to honor some very deserving Super Heroes in our movement,” said the center's CEO Lorri L.

TNT Scores Cable Premiere for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Four More Marvel Movies TNT is the official TV home of upcoming Marvel movies. The network announced Wednesday that it has secured the network television premiere rights to five upcoming Marvel Studios feature films, including “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the third installment of the “Captain America” franchise. Also read: Marvel's ‘Agent Carter’ Casts ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Star James D'Arcy Each of the five films is tentatively scheduled to premiere on TNT a little over two years after its theatrical release.

Corniche Pictures As if by magic, music somehow repeatedly allows movies to get away with things that wouldn’t work in any other context. Musicals regularly violate all rules of social behavior, featuring characters suddenly engaged in exquisitely choreographed yet seemingly spontaneous song and dance. Film scores lend scenes emotional weight unmatched by the actors’ performances alone.

Not everybody watches quite as many films as some of us. There are those where getting out to a theatre isn't a weekly (or, in my case, daily) occurrence, where the schlepp of getting there, standing in line, getting a ticket, and spending a few hours in a darkened theatre requires a bit of patience and a lot of conviction. Normally there are event films that draw people in, big spectacles that just can't be replicated at home.

David Fincher: Disney’s corporate culture culture killed ’20,000 Leagues’ remake "Gone Girl" director David Fincher bemoans the Hollywood mindset that makes movies into Big Macs and scuttled his proposed "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" remake.

Damn I wish I was eligible for this giveaway.  NBC's Hannibal might be the best looking show on network (or cable, for that matter) television.  It's so well shot, gory and archly funny that Blu-ray is really the only option (don't forget that even those 1080p iTunes downloads are still compressed).  And Halloween: The Complete Collection captures all of the films in that series, from John Carpenter's all-time original on down to Rob Zombie's two interpretations.  This also includes a pristine remaster of the long-lost producer's cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.

What good is a vampire's strength in a fight when he can be bested by a handful of pocket change? That's the question raised by the latest clip from Dracula Untold. Luke Evans' Vlad Tepes, who has recently been cursed by vampirism, is challenged to a sword fight by Mehmed (Dominic Cooper), a warrior who proves to have the upper hand with his stash of hidden cash, revealing that silver is a vamp's biggest weakness.

Sony has acquired Jason Padgett's memoir “Struck by Genius” and will develop it as a potential starring vehicle for Channing Tatum, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Tatum is set to produce with his Free Association partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan, alongside Michael Costigan.

David Hayter, acclaimed writer behind such seminal superhero movies as the original X-Men and director Zack Snyder's Watchmen, makes his own directorial debut with the horror thriller Wolves. Collider has an exclusive look at the poster, which promises to unleash this beast in theaters November 14, after its VOD release on October 16, just in time for Halloween.David Hayter also wrote Wolves, which follows a high school boy who discovers that he is slowly transforming into a werewolf.

Ant-Man began filming in San Francisco last month, but has now moved to Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, where Evangeline Lilly decided to have a little fun, posting an image of herself with her costars, giving us our first look at David Dastmalchian and T.I. (aka Tip Harris). While the grainy black and white photo looks innocent enough, it must contain some sort of hidden clue or possible spoiler that Marvel doesn't want anyone to know about just yet. Shortly after posting the image, Marvel had it removed from Evangeline Lilly's personal Instagram account.

C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels has revealed that he won't just be voicing the lovable (but sometimes irritating) protocol droid in Star Wars: Episode VII, but actually acting as him in a practical suit as well. In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Daniels said that director J.J. Abrams initially asked if he'd be up for just voicing C-3PO. That drew an emphatic no from Daniels. "He knew I’d say that," said Daniels when referring to his negative response about just voicing a CGI Threepio. "There’s no way I would just do the voice. I also said that it can’t be the same suit.

Mandalay Pictures This year brings us the 10th edition of Fantastic Fest, the biggest and boldest genre film festival in the United States and the creation of the minds who brought the world the wonderful Alamo Drafthouse theater chain. As longtime FSR readers will note, we’ve been covering this thing for a number of years. We’ve seen blood spilt, psyches tortured, evils emerge from the depths and heroes triumph. We’ve seen the festival’s founder dress up like Kim Jong-Un and a number of in-person roundhouse kicks from legendary action stars.

Fox Gives Put Pilot Commitment To Lucifer According to a Deadline report, Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Warner Bros TV for Lucifer. Developed by Californication creator Tom Kapinos. A put pilot commitment means that the network has agreed to air the pilot or will owe a substantial monetary penalty to the studio. Lucifer is a DC Comics character that first appeared in a the Vertigo series The Sandman and then got a spinoff series of his own.

King Kong origin story Skull Island has secured an A-list name to head up its ensemble, with Tom Hiddleston set to take the lead in the forthcoming prequel. The project has also officially announced the appointment of a director, with The Kings Of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts set to step behind the camera. The new film will be scripted by Godzilla’s Max Borenstein and will be set almost entirely upon the titular island, on which Kong and a whole host of other extraordinary creatures will be found.

Directors: Bruno Dumont, Martin Campbell And Katie Holmes Line Up New Projects After taking something of a left turn with his latest, the lighthearted TV miniseries "P'tit Quinquin," Bruno Dumont is moving in yet another interesting, unforeseen direction.

Marvel’s Agent Carter Adds A Butler James D’Arcy, who played Anthony Perkins in Hitchock opposite of Anthony Hopkins and also as the villain in the recent comedy Let’s Be Cops, is going to be very busy. Besides being attached to the second season of the BBC’s Broadchurch, he has now signed on to Marvel’s Agent Carter to play Edwin Jarvis. In the comics, Jarvis is Tony Stark’s loyal butler who is loaned out to run Avengers Mansion. In the films it is the name of Stark’s AI assistant voiced by Paul Bettany.

“Zodiac's” John Carroll Lynch is preparing to play another monster, as he's set to play Jerry Sandusky opposite Al Pacino in Brian De Palma's Joe Paterno movie “Happy Valley,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Pacino will star as Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, whose legend took a major hit when it was revealed that he knew former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was molesting children and did little to stop it in order to protect the reputation of his prized pigskin program. Sandusky was discovered with a child in

John Leguizamo (Ride Along, Chef), Nick Sandow ("Orange is the New Black") and Merritt Wever have joined the cast of the Bron Studios drama Meadowland opposite the previously announced Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Giovanni Ribisi, Ty Simpkins, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Mark Feuerstein, Kevin Corrigan and Juno Temple.

New Five Tribes Game From Days Of Wonder Stresses Player Skill By Christopher Helton On the heels of the news that Days of Wonder had been acquired by board game company Asmodee, the company has announced the release of Five Tribes, a new skill-driven board game set in “fabled Sultanate of Naqala.” Featuring a new twist on “worker displacement” mechanics from designer Bruno Cathala (designer of Shadows Over Camelot and other games), Days of Wonder describes the new game as “As befitting a Days of Wonder game, the rules are straightforward and easy to learn.

The first of what is sure to be many The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies character posters has been revealed as this franchise comes to its epic conclusion in December. Check out Lee Pace as Thranduil in the defining chapter of director Peter Jackson's epic fantasy adventure.Thranduil, son of Oropher, was an Elven king who ruled over the Woodland Realm in the Second and Third Ages. Though inherently cautious, he eventually committed his kingdom to fighting Sauron in the War of the Ring.

Relativity Studios has announced release dates for its Halle Berry thriller “Kidnap” and the Kate Beckinsale movie “The Disappointments Room,” both of which will hit theaters next fall. Relativity will release “The Disappointments Room” on Sept. 25, 2015 and “Kidnap” on Oct. 9, 2015. D.J.

Hey fanboys, shame on you for not noticing this earlier. Walter White from Breaking Bad makes a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo in Gareth Edwards' Godzilla! First-spotted by an eagle-eyed /Film reader, Walter White -- the character that Bryan Cranston famously portrayed on Breaking Bad -- appears in the first 50 seconds of the film, when Cranston's name credit shows up on screen. See if you can spot the reference, around the :45-second mark, below: Continue reading…

"I was happy kid. I play game. I play hockey." Sony Classics has unveiled their official US trailer for Gabe Polsky's documentary Red Army, about hockey player Viacheslav "Slava" Fetisov and the monstrous USSR hockey team during the Cold War. The doc has been playing at film festivals–see the first trailer–all summer, from Cannes to Telluride, and will be hitting US theaters in January next year. In the meantime, this trailer has arrived to remind you that this doc is awesome and you will want to see it, even if you're a big hockey nerd and know this story already.

It's been imitated and remade, but never equaled. Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre rose from a notorious 1974 sleeper sensation to rank as one of the greatest horror films ever made. Now, to mark the film's 40th anniversary, Dark Sky Films is presenting the digitally re-mastered masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in a stunning Limited Deluxe "Black Maria" Collector's Edition box set. And we have an exclusive look at this release, available now.

Following the first clip that debuted last month, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition, which arrives on Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray on November 4.

THE SAFETY OF GOTHAM IS UP IN THE AIR ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, ON FOX   Detectives Gordon and Bullock track down a vigilante who is killing corrupt Gotham citizens by attaching them to weather balloons. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot returns to Gotham and gets a new job close to an influential figure in the underworld in the all-new “The Balloonman” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Warner Bros. is planning “substantial” budget cuts but hasn't settled on a number of layoffs, a company spokesperson told TheWrap on Wednesday. “The plans are still in process,” Dee Dee Myers, Warner Bros.’ EVP of corporate communications said. “We're reducing costs and it will result in reduced overhead, but the plans are not done.” As part of a plan put in place a year ago each division will decide on how to manage cuts to meet an overall budget figure that the company has not disclosed.

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find a Harry Potter ring; Law & Order: KFC; 35 jobs that no longer exist; what it would look like if Sims were self-aware; and how you can own your very own pair of Back to the Future 2 shoes.

He is a guest star no more. Gunther, the original and most famous barista from the 1990s, was the star and host as a real, albeit temporary, “Central Perk” from “Friends” opened in NYC's Soho last night. The memorabilia-laden pop-up opened to the public Wednesday. Warner Bros. Television and Consumer Products’ co-promotion will pour free coffee through October 18. Also read: Jimmy Kimmel's ‘Friends’ Reunion Amasses 13 Million-Plus YouTube Views The pilot and series finale scripts signed by the cast, and the inside of Central Perk.

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