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Legendary Pictures Comic-Con 2014 Plans Includes 'Crimson Peak' and Possibly 'Godzilla 2'

movieweb.com – When the Saturday schedule for Comic-Con 2014 was released over the weekend, one of the big Hall H panels announced was for Legendary Pictures, although no specific titles were revealed. The Wrap reports today that the studio may be using the Hall H stage to surprise fans by unveiling a sequel to Godzilla, while presenting Crimson Peak and As Above, So Below. 1 week 2 days ago via jetli
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Is Hollywood Giving Up on Comic-Con? What’s Missing From the 2014 Schedule And What It Means

feedproxy.google.com – This was supposed to be the year, the San Diego Comic-Con that blew away all others. A quick look at the movie release schedule shows an epic spread of massive films that will be released in the next year, before the 2015 incarnation of the Con. That list includes Avengers: 1 week 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Disney And MOCKINGJAY Blow Off Comic-Con

feedproxy.google.com – THE HUNGER GAMES sequel, Pixar's latest and TOMORROWLAND will not be coming to San Diego this year. 1 week 3 days ago via jackiechan
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Why Richard Linklater Deserves His First Best Director Oscar Nomination for ‘Boyhood’

variety.com – Even though it’s only July, it’s hard to imagine watching a better-made movie in 2014 than “Boyhood.” Shot in secret over 12 years, director Richard Linklater captures the journey, and struggles, of growing up — his lead actor Ellar Coltrane ages in real time, from 6 to 18 onscreen. No other film has ever been... 1 week 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Benedict Cumberbatch Set for First San Diego Comic-Con Appearance

variety.com – Benedict Cumberbatch will make his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con to promote DreamWorks Animation’s feature “The Penguins of Madagascar,” although he may also stick around for Warner Bros.’ “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” and support Peter Jackson, who is scheduled to present the final installment of his trilogy. 1 week 6 days ago via brucelee
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Sony to Trim Tokyo HQ Staff 

variety.com – Sony will begin accepting early retirement applications from staff in its corporate headquarters, as of Aug 1, 2014. The aim is to reduce fixed HQ expenses down 30% by fiscal 2015. 1 week 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Movie Studios Strive for Ever More Inventive Logos

rss.nytimes.com – The tradition of the bold cinematic logo is alive and well in Hollywood, with designers striving for ever more creative graphic effects 2 weeks 5 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Forget 2015, 2016 is going to be the biggest movie year ever?

hitfix.com – Worried about the current state of Hollywood? Well, 2015 will bring us "The Avengers 2," "Star Wars: Episode VII," "Fantastic Four," Bond 24 and "Jurassic World." But will 2016 might be even better with "Batman V Superman," "The Amazing Spider-Man 3," "Alice in Wonderland 2," "Avatar 2," Pixar's "Finding Dory" and other major films hitting theaters that year 2 weeks 15 hours ago via jetli
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The Future of Movies, By Christopher Nolan

ign.com – The Dark Knight and Inception director Christopher Nolan has written an op-ed piece where he predicts the future of none other than the movies themselves. Written for the Wall Street Journal, and as reported by The Wrap and Variety, the article is called “Christopher Nolan: Films of the Future Will Still Draw People to Theaters.” In it, Nolan says that Hollywood studios, filmmakers, and theater owners will have to vastly improve the experience of going to the movies in order to stay viable. 2 weeks 23 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Mila Kunis To Be 'A Full-Time Mom' After Her Baby’s Born

feedproxy.google.com – The actress, currently expecting a child with fiance Ashton Kutcher, explains that acting soon won't be her focus. 2 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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Chinese Tourism Company to Sue Paramount Over ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

thewrap.com – “Transformers: Age of Extinction” may be breaking box office records in China, but not everyone there is happy about the film. A tourism company has announced their intentions to file suit against Paramount Pictures over the film, according to the Associated Press. Also read: ‘Transformers’ Tramples ‘Tammy’ as Holiday Box Office Tanks In a statement sent to the AP, Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Co. 2 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Pacific Ocean Post Closing Today; Up To 20 Jobs Lost

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Pacific Ocean Post, the postproduction sound facility in Santa Monica, is closing its doors for good at the end of business today, throwing some 15-20 employees out of work. The company did post sound for blockbusters including The Avengers, Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Despicable Me 2 along with Best Picture Oscar winner Argo.

2 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Bryan Singer Seeks Dismissal of Teen Sex Abuse Suit

variety.com – Attorneys for Bryan Singer have filed a motion to dismiss a teenage sexual abuse case in Los Angeles involving a British actor only identified as “John Doe 117.” Singer’s lawyers and the director claim there is no legal basis for the suit and demand a $300,000 bond to cover litigation costs, which are expected to... 3 weeks 1 hour ago via theothersenhman
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“Midnight Rider” Director, Producers Indicted for Manslaughter

variety.com – “Midnight Rider” director Randall Miller, producer-writer Jody Savin and executive producer-unit production manager Jay Sedrish have been indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter and Criminal Trespass in the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones The trio faces a maximum of ten years in prison under Georgia law on the manslaughter charge. They face an additional year under... 3 weeks 3 hours ago via brucelee
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New release dates for Fast and Furious 7 & Insidious: Chapter 3

joblo.com – The release date for James Wan's FAST AND FURIOUS 7 has been changed again. The film was originally set to be released this summer before Paul Walker was killed in a car accident last year. After Universal decided to move forward with the seventh installment in the franchise, it was announced the film will be in theaters on April 10, 2015. 3 weeks 6 hours ago via brucelee
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