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James Spader Playing 'More Than a Voice Role' in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

8:49 AM 10/22/2013 by Jeff Giles
No matter how he's presented, James Spader as the titular murderous robot in Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron seems like brilliant casting -- as he's currently proving in his NBC series The Blacklist, Spader excels at playing queerly creepy, dispassionate bad guys, and his villainous vibe should be perfect for the voice of the frighteningly powerful Avengers adversary.

Review: 'Escape from Tomorrow' Is More Interesting Than Entertaining

10:42 AM 10/12/2013 by Jeff Giles
Escape from Tomorrow
From the moment writer/director Randy Moore revealed the existence of Escape from Tomorrow -- and the surprising fact that he'd somehow managed to shoot the movie inside Disney World without permission from the park -- film fans with a fondness for the off-kilter have been eager for a chance to see it (and resigned to the movie being sued out of existence).


Legendary Pictures' Warcraft to Hit Theaters December 18, 2015 – Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft, based upon Blizzard Entertainment's globally-renowned universe, will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, December 18, 2015. 28 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen

Saoirse Ronan Confirms 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Audition Rumors

12:54 PM 10/1/2013 by Jeff Giles
Saoirse Ronan
Thus far, the Star Wars rumor mill hasn't given us a whole lot we can point to in the way of actual confirmed information. Heck, even those early reports about Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher coming back to reprise their roles were clamped down on pretty quickly, and although we're still sure they're true, Disney and director J.J.

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Gets an Extended Trailer

11:53 AM 10/1/2013 by Jeff Giles
If you've been worried that the second movie in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy would skimp on the epic action, feel free to put those fears to rest: MGM has just posted a new extended trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and it bends over backwards to make it clear that there will be plenty of the high-stakes battles, sweeping vistas, and CGI-enhanced peril that the Lord of the Rings franchise is known for.

Watch: Brand New Trailer For 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Arrives From Middle Earth – Summer might be over, and the leave may be changing, but that doesn't mean Hollywood has given up entirely on popcorn thrills. This fall will still have a couple of offerings worthy of summer spectacle, and perhaps the biggest of them all is Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug." And promising returning faces from "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy and a big fucking dragon, this middle chapter in a new J.R.R. 28 weeks 3 days ago via jetli

James Spader Talks Ultron, Joss Whedon Promises More Black Widow for 'Avengers 2'

3:34 PM 9/30/2013 by Jeff Giles
Black Widow
It's still very early going behind the scenes of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but even if he loves a good filmmaking secret, writer/director Joss Whedon isn't the type to keep everything firmly under wraps, a la J.J. Abrams. So while we wait to see an honest-to-gosh trailer, we can count on gobbling up a few morsels of information about the hotly anticipated Avengers sequel between now and 2015 -- such as the tidbits recently dropped by Whedon and James "Ultron" Spader.

Chinese Box Office: Tsui Hark's "Detective Dee" Prequel Uncovers $22M in Three Days

2:57 PM 9/30/2013 by Senh Duong
Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
When Tsui Hark’s “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” set the China box office on fire in 2010 with $43.7M, you know it’s just a matter of time for a sequel. But maybe because the producers couldn’t get its star Andy Lau to commit, we instead get a prequel with Mark Chao (“So Young”) in his role.


New Banner For 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug;' Trailer Out Tuesday – Coming out of Telluride, Toronto, Fantastic Fest and now the New York Film Festival, most of the Fall movie talk has been focused on awards contenders. Among film fans, films like Rush, Gravity and 12 Years A Slave have all the buzz moving into the Fall. But the people who don’t follow festival coverage are still probably focused on the big blockbusters, and one of the biggest will have a new trailer Tuesday.

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Disney's 'Frozen' Gets a Full-Length Trailer

6:13 PM 9/26/2013 by Jeff Giles
Given that Frozen is coming out at the end of November, Disney's proven surprisingly coy about giving us a glimpse of what we can expect from the movie -- other than a brief, goofy teaser highlighting the comedic interplay between a moose and a snowman and the fact that the general outline was cribbed from the Danish legend of the Snow Queen, we haven't had a lot to go on.
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