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10:40 PM 2/10/2014 by Binh Ngo
The last major role, that of Kyle Reese, in Terminator: Genesis is down to Jai Courtney and Boyd Holbrook, according to Deadline. Reese is John Connor's father, and he was played by Michael Biehn in the original.
11:45 AM 2/9/2014 by Binh Ngo
This week on The Download, we remember Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died last Sunday due to a possible drug overdose. We'll also talk about Dylan Farrow's accusation that Woody Allen sexually abused her when she was seven. Binh: I should stop going on weekend trips. This is the second time in recent months where I came back from a trip to discover that an actor had died.
What's Popping: 'Independence Day 2', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Uncharted', 'Chip 'N Dale', 'Black Mass'
3:16 PM 2/8/2014 by Binh Ngo
Will Smith's on-again, off-again relationship with the Independence Day sequel is currently in the off position, according to Deadline. The actor has decided not to return to the sequel, and he is fairly certain this time.
2:02 PM 2/7/2014 by Binh Ngo
Johnny Depp dropped out of the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass last year when the producers asked him to half his asking price (around $20 million), but after exploring their options, the producers have come back to Depp.
8:52 PM 2/6/2014 by Binh Ngo
The ExpendaBelles, the female-themed Expendables spinoff, will be directed by Legally Blonde's Robert Luketic, according to Deadline. Milla Jovovich, Cameron Diaz, and Meryl Streep are rumored to headline the movie.
6:48 PM 2/5/2014 by Binh Ngo
Seth Gordon has finally found a pair of projects to direct after suddenly dropping out of the Horrible Bosses sequel last August due to "scheduling conflicts." According to Deadline, Gordon will first take on Uncharted for Sony before moving on to develop Queen of Hearts for OddLot Entertainment.
With 100% Tomatometer So Far, The Lego Movie Is Shaping Up as One of the Best-Reviewed Movies of 2014
8:50 PM 2/4/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Lego Movie won't be in theaters until this Friday, but if the trend holds, it is a candidate for one of the best-reviewed movies of 2014. As of this writing, the movie has a 100% on the Tomatometer, with 22 reviews counted, making it the best-reviewed wide release of the year.
5:56 PM 2/4/2014 by Binh Ngo
Disney is planning a live-action Chip 'N Dale movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. No, it's not about that troupe of male strippers from Down Under, but about the pair of chipmunks in Disney's animated TV series Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers. Robert Rugan, a commercials director, is writing the script, but it's not clear if he'll direct.
4:42 PM 2/3/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Super Bowl spot and full second trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer made their debut on Sunday. Catch them below. Compared to the first trailer, the second one is more action-packed, and we get to see the mysterious villain -- the titular Winter Soldier -- in action. Scarlett Johansson, sadly, looks older than when we last saw her in The Avengers. All in all, the movie looks awesome, and we're not the only one to think so.
12:47 AM 2/3/2014 by Binh Ngo
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead at his Greenwich Village apartment in New York due to a possible drug overdose on Sunday, February 2nd. He was 46. The actor's death was first discovered by David Bar Katz, a friend who went to his apartment to check on him when he failed to contact Hoffman. A syringe was found in Hoffman's arm and an envelope containing what appears to be heroin was nearby.