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'Interstellar' Debuts Final Trailer, Announces Early IMAX Bow

12:52 PM 10/1/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Can't wait to see Matthew McConaughey shot into space? Good news: Paramount and Warner Bros. have announced an earlier Interstellar release date for those of us lucky enough to live within driving distance of an IMAX theater: Starting November 5, two days before the movie goes wide, it'll screen in advance showings in 240 locations across the U.S.

'Zombieland 2' Lurches Back to Life

12:45 PM 10/1/2014 by Jeff Giles
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It's five years old and most of its cast seems like a virtual lock not to return for a sequel, but Zombieland looks like it's still finally getting a follow-up installment, courtesy of screenwriter Dave Callaham and original director Ruben Fleischer.

'Angry Birds' Announces Voice Cast

12:29 PM 10/1/2014 by Jeff Giles
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If there were any doubt that Sony's pursuing a comedic angle with its upcoming animated adaptation of Rovio's wildly popular Angry Birds game, today's announcement that the voice cast has been thoroughly stocked with comedy stars should put it safely to rest. Led by Saturday Night Live vet Jason Sudeikis and co-starring a number of his former co-stars, including Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader, the production certainly seems like it's after the laugh factor.

'Taken 3' Trailer: Liam Neeson Is Back in Action

1:15 PM 9/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
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It hardly seemed like the stuff of a trilogy in the making when it debuted in 2008, but Taken made a ton of money while repositioning Liam Neeson as an unlikely late-blooming action hero, so here we are, months away from what's supposedly the final installment in the Taken franchise.

You Are Getting a Live-Action 'Tetris' Movie Whether You Like It or Not

1:00 PM 9/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Excepting the odd tax dodge scheme, Hollywood tends to operate under fairly basic math principles, and no matter how catastrophically stupid some of us might find studios' decisions, even the biggest duds do tend to eventually inch toward breaking even, which is why, despite notorious bombs like Battleship and Super Mario Bros., the film industry still insists on making movies "inspired" by toys and video games.

Tommy Wirkola Abandons 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Sequel

12:47 PM 9/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
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In case any of you have been holding your breath for a Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters sequel, you might want to let it out and start pinning your hopes on something more reasonable. After hanging around waiting for Paramount and MGM to greenlight the follow-up -- and writing the script -- director Tommy Wirkola has decided to move on to other projects.

Netflix Announces Day-and-Date 'Crouching Tiger' Sequel, Theater Chains Declare War

12:35 PM 9/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
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If nothing else, the emergence of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video has been great for fans of industry infighting; the sheer spectacle of watching deep-pocketed conglomerates vie for customers' bandwidth has produced a succession of eyebrow-raising pacts that have spawned everything from the return of Arrested Development to the ability to binge-watch the entire series runs of Cheers, Family Ties, and Magnum P.I.

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Starts to Take Shape

6:19 PM 9/24/2014 by Jeff Giles
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We still have about a year and a half standing between us and the next X-Men sequel, 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse, but putting a big-budget superhero movie together takes time, so Fox is starting to get its ducks in a row right now -- starting with locking down director Bryan Singer, who helmed this year's Days of Future Past, to return for another round.

'Deadpool' Movie Confirmed for 2016

5:18 PM 9/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
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What do you do when you own the film rights to a beloved comic book character that you've previously abused as a supporting player in a much-maligned superhero origin story, but people still keep clamoring for him to get his own standalone feature even though you know it'll have to either be rated R or totally lame?

'Fantastic Four' Reboot Gets Bumped

5:06 PM 9/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
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The August release schedule has its moments here and there, but generally speaking, that month is an annual cinematic graveyard -- not necessarily the place where you want to stake your claim to a superhero franchise, in other words. That's what Fox apparently intends to do with Fantastic Four, however:

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Jeff is an entertainment writer and editor whose work currently appears at a variety of sites, including Rotten Tomatoes, Paste, American Songwriter, Popdose, Dadnabbit, Diffuser, and Ultimate Classic Rock.

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