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6:25 PM 12/9/2013 by Jeff Giles
If you like watching Jason Bateman play a deadpan jerk -- and who doesn't? -- you'll need to set aside a couple minutes of your time to check out the first trailer for Bad Words, featuring star and director Bateman as a foul-mouthed misanthrope who weasels his way into junior-level spelling bees.
6:04 PM 12/9/2013 by Jeff Giles
Jack Reacher wasn't quite the critical and commercial world-beater that Paramount and Tom Cruise were hoping for, but the movie grew stronger legs overseas, and with a $218 million worldwide gross, the prospect of a sequel was bound to prove alluring -- and so it has, now that word's gotten out that the studio and its star are at work on a follow-up.
4:41 PM 12/6/2013 by Jeff Giles
Just when you thought you could roll up your whip, hang up your leather jacket, and put away your fedora, here comes some of the more intriguing late-Friday news we've seen in some time: Apparently, Disney has picked up the rights to any and all Indiana Jones sequels.
4:23 PM 12/6/2013 by Jeff Giles
Marvel took a giant gamble when they decided to knit together a bunch of superhero franchises into the mega-franchise Avengers, but their risk paid off in spades -- and now that they've collected enough clout to start talking about their releases in terms of "phases" rather than individual films, other studios are eager to get in on the interconnecting franchise action.
3:58 PM 12/6/2013 by Jeff Giles
Break out your old synthesizer and peck out the "Axel F" melody, film fans -- after nearly two decades in and out of various stages of development, the fourth installment in the Beverly Hills Cop series has an official green light from Paramount Pictures.
6:55 AM 12/5/2013 by Jeff Giles
Here it is, Spider-fans: After a lot of waiting, a seemingly endless series of casting announcements, and a dash of viral hoo-ha, Sony has unleashed the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
2:42 PM 12/3/2013 by Jeff Giles
Looking for an Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer? Well, you can't have one yet -- not until Thursday, when Sony finally quits pussyfooting around and gives us some footage to go with all of these rumors, posters, and casting announcements. But in the meantime, the studio has dribbled a few extra tidbits of information about the sequel, in the form of its just-released synopsis. From a press release:
6:38 PM 12/2/2013 by Jeff Giles
December at the movies means a lot of things: Prestige dramas, big-budget spectacles, family-friendly feelgood stories...and this month has all of them. Here's a quick look at what we'll be making sure we don't miss at the multiplex between now and New Year's Eve. December 6 Out of the Furnace Christian Bale is British and Woody Harrelson is a millionaire, so pitting them against each other in a gritty Appalachian backwoods cracker saga doesn't necessarily look like the best move on paper.
3:01 PM 12/2/2013 by Jeff Giles
Aaron Cross lives -- for one more sequel, anyway. While Matt Damon partisans continue to keep their fingers crossed for another old-school Bourne adventure, Universal is moving ahead with a follow-up to 2012's The Bourne Legacy, which handed the franchise reins over to Jeremy Renner and expanded the original storyline about an amnesiac superspy and his quest to earn his freedom from the top-secret military project that spawned him.
11:56 AM 12/2/2013 by Jeff Giles
Okay, show of hands: Who's eager to find out just how many superhero movies it takes to saturate the market back into the comic book stone age? It hardly seems like there's enough room at the multiplex for more men (and/or women) in tights these days, but it looks like the folks at DC are planning to test those limits further.