Top Movie News for April 18, 2014

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First trailer arrives for Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys: watch now The first trailer has arrived online for Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys, the big-screen adaptation of the hit stage musical following the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Following the group's meteoric rise through the '60s, thanks to the likes of Walk Like A Man and Sherry, the film will deal with the good times before eventually moving on to the strife that came with their success… And whether or not you're a fan of Valli's crooning, the dramatic meat on the bones of their rags to riches tale should be enough to keep things interesting.

Sinister Sequel Gets A New Director It’s hard to tell the Sinisters and Purges and Conjurings and Insidiouses apart sometimes, am I right? It doesn’t help that Ethan Hawke and Patrick Wilson seem to be starring in all of them. Anyway, Sinister is the one we’re talking about today, and the 2012 original starred Hawke as a true-crime writer who purposely moves his entire family into a house where a brutal serial murder took place. He basically asked for them all to get terrorized by angry spirits, and that they did.

Steven Spielberg To Direct Tony Kushner-Scripted The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara The last time Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner worked together, they birthed Lincoln (and Munich before that), so I think this is very good news. Variety reports though it’s not his next film, Spielberg has added historical drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara to his slate, which was adapted by Kushner from the David Kertzer novel. The 19th Century set religiously-tinged true story follows: an Italian Jew who in 1858 became the center of an international controversy when he was removed from his parents at the age of seven by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic.

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Review: Transcendence

JoBlo - Thu, 2014-04-17 22:15

Review: Transcendence PLOT: When Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is fatally wounded in an assassination attempt, his wife (Rebecca Hall) and research partner (Paul Bettany) decide to upload his consciousness into a super computer. Thus, Will is reborn as a sentient machine with near limitless power. But is it still Will, or has his humanity been lost forever? REVIEW: Considering former DP turned director Wally Pfister’s long... Read More...

Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner and Joaquin Phoenix star in The Immigrant trailer: watch now The first trailer has arrived from James Gray's period drama, The Immigrant, in which Marion Cotillard's Polish immigrant lands in 1920s America, alone and afraid after her sister is deported upon arrival. When Joaquin Phoenix offers her a way to stay in the country, things appear to be looking up, until it becomes clear which line of business her new benefactor is involved in. It turns out that Phoenix has embroiled her in the world of prostitution, with her only hope of escape coming in the form of his magician cousin, the dashing Jeremy Renner.

Three new featurettes arrive for X-Men: Days Of Future Past: watch now Fox has released a trio of new featurettes for X-Men: Days Of Future Past online, featuring a glut of previously unseen footage. The new videos contain a number of talking-head interviews with cast and crew, but the main draw here is the various snippets of new material, of which there are several. Watch out for some more of Peter Dinklage then, and the towering Sentinels his character, Boliver Trask, is responsible for creating.

New GODZILLA Featurette Released; "Meet The Director: Gareth Edwards" An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros.

Zack Snyder updates on Batman vs. Superman Zack Snyder has given an update on how things are progressing with Batman vs. Superman, revealing his excitement at seeing his titular heroes together for the first time. "Even just Batman and Superman standing next to each other… " marvels Snyder. "It’s kind of epic. You do sort of sense the weight of the pop culture iconography jumping out of its skin when you’re standing there looking at the two of them and Wonder Woman." "It’s crazy, but it’s fun.

New Maleficent Featurette, Special Preview Starts In Disney Parks Tomorrow This promo featurette for Maleficent, which looks to be a handsomely designed film at the very least, has been issued today. It’s been tied-in to an announcement that, from tomorrow, an “extended sneak peek” at the film will play in both East and West Coast Disney parks in the US. What does that mean? A long trailer? A meaty clip? A footage-and-interviews package?

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Third 'The Quiet Ones' Trailer

MovieWeb - Thu, 2014-04-17 14:21

Third 'The Quiet Ones' Trailer A creepy nursery rhyme and terrifying paranormal activities are featured in the latest trailer for Lionsgate's The Quiet Ones. While it still isn't ultimately clear who these quiet ones really are, they make their presence known when a university professor (Jared Harris) conducts an experiment where he tries to create a poltergeist through the negative human energy of a tormented young woman (Olivia Cooke).

Tribeca Review: Nas Documentary ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Celebrates The Life Of A Classic Hip-Hop Album “Life’s a bitch and then you die,” rapper Nasir Jones spit on Illmatic, his groundbreaking 1994 debut album. A grim, cynical statement, Nas was simply following the tradition of hip-hop — reflecting your environment back to the audience. As Chuck D of Public Enemy once famously said, rap music was the “CNN for black people.” And so with Illmatic, Nas’ now-landmark ‘90s record, the rapper changed the game, broadcasting his pains, frustrations, ugly truths and hardships to a nation of listeners through a filter of lyrically dense, angry, blunt rhymes and jazz-inflected boom-bap beats.

Chris Pine May Clock In For The Finest Hours Craig Gillespie is in talks to direct the coast guard dramaThough his last stab at screen heroism, Jack Ryan, didn’t exactly set the box office alight, Chris Pine has had better luck at the helm of a ship, even if it is one that traverses between the stars and not across the ocean. He may be hoping for similar success with a real-life naval tale, The Finest Hours.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pine is in talks to star in the film, which is drawn from the true story of two oil tankers being caught in massive Nor’easter storm off the New England coast in 1952.

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New Promo For The Rover

Empire Magazine - Thu, 2014-04-17 14:38

New Promo For The Rover Fear the man with nothing left to loseLate January brought the first, moody look at Australian director David Michôd’s much-anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom, The Rover. If you were after a promo that keeps much of the intense, atmospheric feeling from that teaser, but offered a little more in the way of story, here you go.In fact, the new trailer shakes up what we knew of the movie’s plot, aside from the initial post-apocalyptic set-up. The Rover takes place in a world 10 years after the collapse of society.

‘Fading Gigolo’ Review: Woody Allen Pimps It Up With John Turturro in Surprisingly Soulful Farce Whatever you think about Woody Allen's personal life, his co-stars sure seemed to get a kick out of him in “Fading Gigolo.” Writer-director-star John Turturro and child actors can't stop breaking into a grin when they're on camera with the “Annie Hall” filmmaker in Turturro's modest and thoroughly enjoyable farce.

First Trailer For Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black Season 2 “This is like… next level crazy.” Piper (Taylor Schilling) is out of solitary just in time for all the ladies to meet Orange is the New Black’s newest resident inmate, Vee (Lorraine Toussant), who appears to have set a course for shaking things up in the first trailer released for the second season of Netflix’x hit comedy. Not that these ladies need an extra help getting the place riled up as the mostly montage-style footage teases more rowdiness, more darkness, more destruction and more comedy gold. Orange is the New Black is back for 13 episodes of your binge-v

VIDEO GAMES: New Launch Trailer For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Mobile   Pick up The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, iOS, Android, Nintendo 3DS, and Microsoft Windows on April 29, 2014. We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield).

'87th Annual Academy Awards' Airs Live Sunday, February 22nd on ABC The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 87th Oscars. The Academy Awards presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015.Key dates for the Awards season are:Saturday, November 8, 2014 - The Governors AwardsWednesday, December 3, 2014 - Official Screen Credits and music submissions dueMonday, December 29, 2014 - Nominations voting begins 8 a.m. PTThursday, January 8, 2015 - Nominations voting ends 5 p.m.

Fox, the studio releasing Bryan Singer's “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” has responded to sexual abuse allegations against the director for activity that purportedly took place more than a decade ago. “These are serious allegations, and they will be resolved in the appropriate forum,” a Fox representative said in a statement issued Thursday afternoon.

First Trailer For Atom Egoyan’s The Captive Starring Ryan Reynolds With the Cannes lineup finally unveiled, we are getting in a rush of new material for films that will finally see the light of day as they premiere in France next month.

The adorableness factor is pretty much off the charts in “Bears,” the latest annual offering from Disney's “Disneynature” imprint. Following the journey of a mother bear and her two infant cubs over the course of a year, the film mixes how'd-they-get-that-shot outdoor photography with a mostly kid-friendly Intro to Life Sciences. Young viewers who found it traumatic when those Disney “African Cats” devoured zebras and gazelles may be less disturbed at the sight of bears tearing into salmon, but there are occasional moments of peril that parents might

Men Who Kill being developed as a Bad Boys-like vehicle for Michael B Jordan It has become something of a running gag on this site in reference to Michael B. Jordan being cast in almost every new project starting up in Hollywood from THE FANTASTIC FOUR, the ROCKY spin-off focused on Apollo Creed, and more. But, in order to maximize on Jordan's popularity while the iron is hot, Fox has commissioned a new script from ARROW creator Greg Berlanti based on a pitch by T.J. Fixman. Deadline says... Read More...

International Box Office: Rio 2 Pushes Captain America Down Between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2, the roles were reversed internationally with the later taking the lead while the other settling for 2nd place. Rio 2, now in 65 markets, had its biggest weekend yet with $63.5 million, bringing the animation’s total to $125.6 million internationally. That’s definitely on the right track […] Read International Box Office: Rio 2 Pushes Captain America Down on Filmonic.

Cynthia Lopez, an executive vice-president and co-executive producer of the PBS documentary series “POV,” is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's choice as the city's new TV and film czar. Lopez will step in as commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, replacing Katherine Oliver who stepped down in January along with outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg.

As far as experiments go, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" was a real roll of the dice. Would a drama shot for a few days each year, chronicling the real-time (but fictional) coming-of-age of a young boy, work when all the material is cut together?

Interview: Mark Webber Commits 13 Sins Actor Mark Webber talks to ComingSoon.net about starring in Daniel Stamm's 13 Sins , as well as working on his third movie as a director, The Ever After , co-written and co-starring his wife Teresa Palmer.

With Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment integrating their respective marketing departments, Nancy Kirkpatrick will resign from her post as president of worldwide marketing at Summit, which she has held for the past six years. Lionsgate's chief marketing officer Tim Palen will have marketing oversight of Lionsgate and Summit's titles as well as the specialty labels Pantelion Films and Codeblack Films, the studio said Thursday. Also read: After ‘Hunger Games,’ Lionsgate Re-Ups Marketing Chief Tim Palen Kirkpatrick will exit at the end of the month. She shepherded the marketin

For the past couple years at Fantastic Fest I have taken to getting international directors drunk and making them review their own films. One such director to succumb to my boozie entreaties at the 2013 edition of the festival was Sweden's Antonio Tublen who rambled on about (sort of about, anyway) his scifi effort LFO here. Nope, it doesn't make sense to me, either, but we had a lot of fun doing it.

The next picture scripted by Joss Whedon, and the second release from his Bellwether Pictures micro-budget film production outfit, will be In Your Eyes. It’s a romance but, as these first three minutes will tell you, with a supernatural twist. The film was directed by Brin Hill and will premiere at the Tribeca Festival this weekend. Seeing as that young girl looks so much like Zoe Kazan, and Kazan is the star of the film, I think we can trust that she survived. I’m curious to see what will happen when they meet and he’ll be seeing himself from her point of view.

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Heh. I was just with these two fine people last night sharing a pre-screening drink. I caught wind of something in the conversations around the table last night, and here we are this morning announcing that Canadian production outfit Unstable Ground has optioned the film rights to Douglas Borton's horror novel Kane. Unstable Ground's Justin McConnell (The Collapsed and Skull World) and Dread Central's Serena Whitney will be adapting the novel for film. Both are a fixture in Toronto's cult and horror cinema scene so I am confident that this adaptation is in good hands.

So it definitely seems like every single day there’s another comic book or graphic novel being developed for screen, but at least this one differentiates itself from the pack a bit. IDW Entertainment, the production arm of IDW Publishing, have commissioned another of their own books for adaptation, with Ben Templesmith’s Wormwood being developed as an animated series. David M. Stern, who has written for The Simpsons and created Ugly Americans, is writing the pilot and will executive produce the series.

Superproducer Jerry Bruckheimer seems to have landed on his feet since exiting his first-look deal with Disney -- in fact, he's already got himself a new deal at Paramount, where he's working on getting a slew of high-profile sequels off the ground, as well as potentially rolling on another Pirates of the Caribbean movie for his old friends at Disney. read more

Bryan Singer's lawyer, Marty Singer, said new revelations that sex abuse accuser Michael Egan filed a lawsuit against two alleged pedophiles in 2000 but did not name the director is a “smoking gun” that proves his client's innocence. “He filed a lawsuit with identical language and claims?

ABC and Marvel Studios have brought online a clip from next week's episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," featuring Patton Oswalt reprising his role as Agent Eric Koenig. As you can watch in the player below, Koenig wants the Agents to take an unbeatable lie detector following the recent reveal of Hydra.

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's brilliant vampire book The Strain will be coming to television via FX this summer. A new short teaser was just released, showing the impending, dooming darkness about to befall New York City and the world. I'm a big fan of the trilogy (the other two books are The Fall and The Night Eternal).

The Rock Posts Pic of ‘San Andreas’ Prep Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson continues to use his Twitter and Instagram accounts to self-promote his upcoming projects. While he’s been focusing an ton of energy on his upcoming Hercules film, he is now pulling back the curtain a bit on his earthquake epic, San Andreas. Here’s a pic the megastar just sent out to his fans, showing him preparing for his role in the action-packed film: Helo rappelling techniques for our earthquake disaster film SAN ANDREAS. Shooting starts next week.

Mrs. Doubtfire 2 in Development with Robin Williams Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire, with Chris Columbus attached to direct and Robin Williams set to reprise his role as the titular character. Our anticipation for the film can only be described as Pierce Brosnan once uttered in the 1993 hit, “Mrs. Doubtfire, please!” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elf scribe David Berenbaum will pen the sequel. Mrs. Doubtfire's Original PosterContinue reading…

The Simpsons Lego episode airs on May 4 and the first two images have been revealed. [Not that image above, which is of the actual Lego Simpsons toys.] Talking to Entertainment Weekly the two men primarily responsible for the episode,  co-executive producer Brian Kelley and executive producer Matt Selman, also revealed the plot, the difficulties in the production, connections with The Lego Movie and more.

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Star Mara Wilson Disowns the Sequel There has been a nostalgia boom in movie news lately, with the latest story to grab hearts across America being the announced sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire. The 1993 comedy featured divorcee Robin Williams dressing up in drag as an old lady pretending to be his children's new nanny. Many were delighted that Williams would be returning alongside original director Chris Columbus for Mrs. Doubtfire 2. One person who isn't happy about the news? Original star Mara Wilson, who thinks the movie will probably suck.

ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, check out the first poster for 'The Equalizer,' learn why Iron Man is riding a dirt bike, and see where and why Hugh Jackman wore Wolverine's yellow costume. Continue reading…

Initial Image From Ryan Gosling's Lost River Christina Hendricks knows how to catch a monsterIf you read our feature on the films we’re most anticipating in this year’s Cannes line-up, you know we’re intrigued by Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River. Formerly known as How To Catch A Monster, the film promises surreal mystery and, from the looks of this first image, Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks in a tricky situation.

You can always count on the Cannes Film Festival to showcase the most intriguing releases from around the world. This year, that includes Coming Home, the latest from director Zhang Yimou. Gong Li (Raise the Red Lantern) and Chen Daoming (Hero) lead the sweeping romantic drama, which has already been scooped up by Sony Pictures Classics for U.S. distribution.

When SPACE JAM came out in 1996, I was obsessed with it. I loved basketball and for some reason I liked the idea of the Looney Tunes recruiting Michael Jordan to team against some intergalactic monsters. I even went as far as getting one of the Tune Squad jerseys. I was sad when I finally had to get rid of the jersey because I wore it out. It was one of my most favorite possessions. When I found out a sequel was... Read More...

“Heaven Is for Real” is really dividing critics, but at least none of them seemed to hate it. Although, not very many were impressed by the depiction of the club in the clouds that it's promoting. The faith-based film stars Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly as the parents of a young boy (Connor Corum) who, after suffering a near-death experience, swears that he met Jesus in Heaven.

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With the home-video release of "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones", the franchise's creator chats with Spinoff Online about its past and future.http://www.hitfix.com

For many years, Warner Bros. has tried multiple times to develop a remake to the cult classic 1976 science-fiction film, Logan's Run. The film was based on 1967 book of the same name, written by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. In the mid-90's, Joel Silver was brought in to write and direct a remake, but that didn't happen. Then in 2004, Bryan Signer was brought in to work on it, but that didn't happen. In 2007, WB hired Joseph Kosinski ("Oblivion") to work on a low-budget version, but that stalled out and Kosinki moved onto Tron: Legacy.

It’s the week that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes out in many countries. Perfect time, then, for German tinkerer Patrick Priebe to post this video of his own homespun (yep, spun) webshooters. Well, sort of. Click here to view the embedded video. Okay, so the targetting light is a nice new function. The fact that there’s no web and this is basically a harpoon is something of a step down. Forget The Night that Gwen Stacy Died, can you imagine the mess Peter Parker would make if he was limited to Priebe’s inventions? Spider-Man’s Web Shooters In Real Life. Almost

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