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Thursday, October 31, 2013

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From the makers of "The Woman in Black" comes "The Quiet Ones", an intriguing piece of found footage horror. An exclusive trailer has been released for the film which stars Jared Harris ("Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows") as an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students in a dangerous experiment designed to create a poltergeist and provide material evidence of the phenomenon. Also starring Sam Claflin ("Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"), Olivia Cooke ("Bates Motel") and Erin Richards ("Breaking In"), "The Quiet Ones" opens in theaters on April 11, 2014.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

lego movie batman

The new trailer for "The LEGO Movie" is finally here. As a bonus we also have the Batman teaser that was released before the full trailer. It all looks funny enough, but not particularly remarkable. The kids will definitely love this, and Batman has a some of the funniest scenes in the trailer, but other than the fantastic voice cast, I don't see much potential here. The characters are voiced by Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie. "The LEGO Movie" opens in theaters on February 7, 2014.

Watch the trailer and teaser after the jump.

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The first two trailers for the drama "Labor Day" have been released. The film is directed by Jason Reitman ("Juno", "Up in the Air") and it stars Josh Brolin as a fugitive who takes a 13-year-old boy (Gattlin Griffith) and his reclusive mother (Kate Winslet) hostage. As his story is revealed during the long Labor Day weekend, the relationship between the three becomes more complicated. The first trailer presents the plot in a more general manner and features some great use of music, but if you're looking for more plot, the second trailer (from Moviefone) is more detailed, if a bit spoilery.

The film also stars J.K. Simmons, Clark Gregg, James Van Der Beek and Tobey Maguire. "Labor Day" will get a limited release on December 25th and will expand on January 31, 2014.

Watch the trailers after the jump.

amanda seyfried lovelace 2013

Five new movie clips have been released for the biopic "Lovelace". Amanda Seyfried stars as porn star Linda Lovelace, and the film focuses on Lovelace's marriage with Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard), the man who abused her physically and sexually and coerced her to star in "Deep Throat", the porn film that made her famous.

The impressive cast also features Juno Temple, James Franco, Sharon Stone, Chris Noth, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, Robert Patrick, Wes Bentley, Chloe Sevigny, Bobby Cannavale and Eric Roberts.

"Lovelace" will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 5th.

Watch the clips after the jump.

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These last couple of days have been all about mixed messages regarding the "Evil Dead" franchise. It all started when Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez sort of announced via Twitter that Sam Raimi will be directing "Army of Darkness 2". For the uninitiated, "Army of Darkness" was the third installment in Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy. This came as a confirmation of another announcement of sorts made by franchise star Bruce Campbell at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con.

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Here is Bruce Campbell's half-kidding, half-serious statement when asked about "Army of Darkness 2":
"The last one was twenty-two years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I used to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here."

Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it.

Alright sir, the answer is yes."
A few days later, Fede Alvarez was asked about that sequel on Twitter and his response pointed towards Raimi taking over the project. Here is the Twitter exchange:
Benjamin Thiele @thielebenjamin: "Hey @fedalvar will you be directing the Army Of Darkness 2 movie?"

Fede Alvarez @fedalvar: "Sam Raimi will!"
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Everything gets stranger, though, when it comes to Alvarez's own "Evil Dead" sequel. Although initially the young director and co-writer Rodo Sayagues were tapped to develop a sequel for the remake, Sayagues spoke about the project yesterday and revealed that in fact both he and Alvarez had left the project many months ago:
"Look, I am sorry to tell you this but that movie won’t happen. Evil Dead 2 is not going to happen, at least not with us involved. We left that project many months ago because we preferred to put our energies on other things. I don’t know if the producers still have intentions of making it. But what I can tell you is that we are not part of that project."
Today Fede Alvarez has responded via Twitter that we shouldn't believe everything we read online. The exact quote is: "Don't believe everything you read online..." Furthermore, the director told Bloody Disgusting that it was all a misunderstanding, and that "Rodo meant we’re not actually making Evil Dead 2 right now because the priority is Sam [Raimi's] Army of Darkness 2. But the plan of making a sequel to our Evil Dead is very much alive."

In conclusion, it seems that everything is all right and fans will get not one, but two sequels, one for each of the "Evil Dead" series, and Raimi's movie will be released first.



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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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We have a new clip and behind-the-scenes featurette for the drama "Dallas Buyers Club". Matthew McConaughey introduces the exclusive featurette which offers more details about the plot and characters.

The film is based on the true story of Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), a man who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and decided to fight both his illness and the government agency blocking his treatment by smuggling non-toxic alternative treatments into the US and into the hands of fellow HIV-positive patients.

Also starring Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Denis O’Hare and Bradford Cox, "Dallas Buyers Club" opens in theaters on November 1st (limited release).

Watch the clip and featurette after the jump.

frozen 2013 disney movie

Three new clips and a complete B-Roll have been released for Disney's "Frozen". The film doesn't really seem to have that special something to set it apart from other animated features out there, but for those interested, the B-Roll has some cool behind-the-scenes footage which shows the actors recording their roles and how the animators worked on the film. Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Alan Tudyk and Josh Gad, "Frozen" opens in theaters on November 27th.

Check out the clips and B-Roll after the jump.

the wolf of wall street dicaprio trailer

A new trailer and some pictures have been released for Martin Scorsese's new drama "The Wolf of Wall Street". Based on a true story, Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker who ended up spending two years in federal prison for security fraud and money laundering. The film is an adaptation of Belfort's memoirs. The new trailer is more focused on the plot and characters while still maintaining some of the over-the-top tone of the first trailer.

Also starring Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal and Rob Reiner, "The Wolf of Wall Street" opens on December 25th.

Check out the trailer and pictures after the jump.

the book thief clips trailer

Six new movie clips and an extended trailer have been released for the WWII drama "The Book Thief". The film is based on Markus Zusak's novel of the same name, and it tells the story of a young girl (Sophie Nélisse) who is adopted by a family (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) in World War II Germany. She escapes the harsh realities of war by stealing books and sharing them with others.

Brian Percival ("Downton Abbey") directs from a script by Michael Petroni ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader").

"The Book Thief" opens in the US on November 8th.

Watch the clips and trailer after the jump.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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The time has come to unveil the first trailer for Bryan Singer's sequel/prequel "X-Men: Days of Future Past". And it doesn't disappoint. Singer has said that the visual effects are not finished, so don't expect to see any Sentinels. Anyway, the trailer is pretty amazing, teasing the story, characters and the film's darker tone, with great style and epic use of music. For those wondering (since there are some huge debates online right now), the songs in the trailer are John Murphy's Adagio in D Minor from "Sunshine", in the first half, and Hans Zimmer's Journey to the Line from "The Thin Red Line". The ending also features a short cue from Zimmer's "Inception" soundtrack.

Here's what the plot is all about. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) gets sent back to 1973 to help stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants. To accomplish his mission, he will have to join forces with Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and other younger versions of mutants we know and love.

The cast also features Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy and Halle Berry.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens May 23, 2014.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

the hobbit desolation of smaug empire covers

Two new TV spots and five Empire Magazine covers have been released online for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug". The TV spots offer short versions of the full trailer, but the Empire covers, which feature Thorin, Bilbo, Gandalf and Bard the Bowman, look really cool.

The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, James Nesbitt and Aidan Turner.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opens on December 13, 2013.

Check out the TV Spots and Empire Magazine covers after the jump.

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Two new teasers for "The LEGO Movie" have been released as a prelude for the upcoming full trailer. The teasers preview two of the film's characters: Emmet and Wyldstyle. The story of the animated feature follows Emmet (Chris Pratt), a LEGO character who is mistaken for the extraordinary MasterBuilder and recruited to save the world from the evil tyrant President Business (Will Ferrell). The cast also includes Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie. "The LEGO Movie" opens in theaters on February 7, 2014.

Watch the trailers after the jump.

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The first featurette for the upcoming "Veronica Mars" movie has been released. The film has been funded through a Kickstarter campaign and this featurette is pretty much entirely aimed at fans of the TV series. Kristen Bell reprises the role of Veronica Mars in this Rob Thomas-directed feature and she will be joined by Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen, Tina Majorino, Chris Lowell and Enrico Colantoni. An exact release date has not been set, but it's expected to come out in 2014.

Watch the featurette after the jump.

Monday, October 28, 2013

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The final trailer and a new international TV spot have been released for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". The TV spot is almost identical to the first trailer, but the final trailer provides lots of new footage from the movie while being surprisingly short.

Francis Lawrence ("Constantine", "I Am Legend") directs this sequel which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright and Amanda Plummer.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opens on November 22, 2013.

Watch the trailer and TV spot after the jump.

47 Ronin Movie Still

The second theatrical trailer and a new poster have been released for the fantasy actioner "47 Ronin". Directed by Carl Rinsch, the film stars Keanu Reeves as an outcast who fights alongside 47 outcast samurai against an evil overlord. The cast also features Rinko Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Jin Aksanishi. "47 Ronin" opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

Check out the trailer and posters after the jump.

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You can check out the pictures and read the synopses after the jump. Here is a short description of the new images :

  • Two new images from the set of "Fast & Furious 7" featuring stars Jason Statham, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez. Opens on July 11, 2014.

  • A new image tweeted by Dwayne Johnson showing his characters from "Fast & Furious 7" and "Hercules: The Thracian Wars". The latter opens on July 25, 2014.

  • The first official image from the action adventure film "Big Game" starring Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Felicity Huffman, Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Jim Broadbent and Ray Stevenson. No release date available.

Check out the images (click to enlarge) and synopses after the jump.

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The first exclusive clip for Keanu Reeves' Kung Fu action film "Man of Tai Chi" has been released. The clip teases one of the film's fights and as far as the action is concerned, it looks pretty damn entertaining. The film stars Tiger Hu Chen as a young fighter who enters an underground martial arts tournament run by a sinister character (Reeves). Featuring martial arts choreography by Yuen Woo-Ping ("The Matrix", "Kill Bill"), the film also stars Karen Mok, Iko Uwais and Simon Yam. "Man of Tai Chi" opens on November 1, 2013.

Watch the clip after the jump.

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Director Kevin Tancharoen, the man behind the wildly popular web series "Mortal Kombat: Legacy", has dropped out of Warner Bros' big screen reboot of the video game franchise. Tancharoen's involvement in the MK universe started with his 2011 short "Mortal Kombat Rebirth" which showcased a much grittier way to adapt the popular video game. Following the viral success of that short, Warner Bros. put him in charge of the "Legacy" web series. The second season of that series was released four weeks ago. (Watch the full season here).

This weekend, Tancharoen tweeted the following:
"After 3 years of Kombat, I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!"
The tweet indicates that the big screen reboot is still moving forward, but Warner Bros. will have to find a new director to handle it. What is more disconcerting is that Tancharoen was the man whose vision stood as the foundation for the reboot and many had high hopes for HIS version of "Mortal Kombat". It's not an easy obstacle to overcome for Warner, but I'm sure there are still plenty of directors willing to hop onto such a lucrative franchise. What remains to be seen is if they can still deliver what the fans want.



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Sunday, October 27, 2013

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This week, one movie finally managed to knock "Gravity" off from the top spot. It's not some fancy awards-bait drama, nor is it some hi-tech 3D effects extravaganza. It's Johnny Knoxville's newest comedy "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa". The film managed an excellent $32 million ($15 million budget) and with the relatively positive reviews and audience response (7.2 on IMDb.com) it's expected that the film will continue to perform well and earn a lot of money for the Jackass star. Compared to previous "Jackass" opening weekends, "Bad Grandpa" ranks second, beneath "Jackass 3-D" ($50 million) and above "Jackass: The Movie" ($22 million) and "Jackass: Number Two" ($29 million).

At No. 2 lands "Gravity". The sci-fi thriller is still holding well, earning $20 million this weekend and the film has already reached a fantastic total of $314 million worldwide ($100 million budget) in 24 days. The same can be said of Tom Hanks' high seas thriller "Captain Phillips" which got pushed to No. 3, but still maintains a steady intake, grossing $11 million this weekend, which adds up to a total of $70 million ($55 million budget). This is Hanks' highest grossing feature film since 2009's "Angels & Demons" and it will help to propel him into the awards season, possibly towards an Academy Award nomination.

Unfortunately, Ridley Scott's crime drama "The Counselor" tanked, despite a star-studded cast and "No Country for Old Men" author Cormac McCarthy's first original screenplay. The film opened at No. 4 and only grossed $8 million. "The Counselor" was met with harsh reviews from critics, and even audiences seemed to be put off by the film's difficult tone and were probably either misled or downright confused by the film's trailers and clips. To be fair, this is one tough movie to sell.

In other news, last week's horror remake "Carrie" fell by 64% in its second weekend, landing at No. 6 and grossing a total of $26 million ($30 million budget), despite high expectations for the Halloween week. The Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sylvester Stallone team up "Escape Plan" also fell hard to No. 7, but the film has performed quite decently overseas, which brings its worldwide total to $45 million.

More box-office details and the complete top 10, after the jump.

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This post contains all the news, trailers, movie clips, DVD/Blu-Ray releases and many more, that you may have missed in the last seven days, arranged in an accessible manner. Just browse and click the article titles you want to read. Read the full article to check out the weekly summary.

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ENDER'S GAME

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Composer
Steve Jablonsky

Total Time:
70:40

Label
Varese Sarabande

Format:
CD, MP3

Release Date
October 22, 2013



TRACK LIST:

Ender's game soundtrack music by steve jablonsky
1. Ender's War
2. Stay Down
3. Battle School
4. Move It Launchies
5. The Battle Room
6. Mind Game Part 1
7. Salamander Battle
8. Mind Game Part 2
9. Dragon Army
10. Dragons Win
11. Bonzo
12. Ender Quits
13. Mazer Rackham
14. Enemy Planet
15. Command School
16. Graduation Day
17. Final Test
18. Game Over
19. The Way We Win Matters
20. Ender's Promise
21. Commander




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THE COUNSELOR

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Composer
Daniel Pemberton

Total Time:
64:05

Label
Milan Records

Format:
CD, MP3

Release Date
October 22, 2013

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TRACK LIST:

1. The Hunter
2. The Counselor (Titles)
3. The Lovers
4. A Warning (Moral Decisions)
5. Truth Has No Temperature
6. Serious Problems
7. Confrontation And Conspiracy
8. Escape
9. The Wireman Prepares
10. The Lovers (Phone Call)
11. A Glorious Woman
12. A Rare Stone (Cautionary Tale)
13. Malkina Listens
14. Vanish In A Heartbeat
15. All These Worlds
16. Hotel Paranoia
17. Wire To The Head
18. The World You Have Created
19. The Hunted
20. Desert Star Septic (Credits)
21. Lost Souls (Digital Bonus Track)
22. Westray In London (Digital Bonus Track)
23. The Lovers (Destroyed) (Digital Bonus Track)




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Saturday, October 26, 2013

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The first trailer, two clips and a poster for James Gray's new film "The Immigrant" have been released. Marion Cotillard stars as Ewa Cybulski, a polish immigrant who arrives in 1921 New York along with her sister, Magda (Angela Sarafyan). Although Magda is rejected and quarantined, Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan where she falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phonix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. She then falls in love with Bruno’s cousin, the debonair magician Orlando (Jeremy Renner) who appears to be her only hope to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.

The film premiered at the New York Film Festival to positive reviews, but no release date has been set.

Check out the trailer, clips and poster after the jump.

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The first trailer for Dreamworks' new animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" has been released along with six posters. The film is directed by Rob Minkoff ("The Lion King") and it's based on the characters from the "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show". The story follows the time travel adventures of genius dog scientist Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell) and his adopted son Sherman (Max Charles). The cast also features the voices of Stephen Colbert, Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Patrick Warburton and Mel Brooks. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" opens in theaters on March 7, 2014.

Check out the trailer and posters after the jump.

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A green band version of the first trailer for the comedy "Neighbors" has been released. While most of the differences consist in the removal of the R-rated elements present in the red band trailer, this version does add a few new scenes. Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne star as a young couple who are forced to live next door to a fraternity house. Zac Efron stars as the frat leader. Also starring Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jake Johnson, Ike Barinholtz, Jason Mantozoukas and Lisa Kudrow, "Neighbors" opens on May 9, 2014.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

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The green band trailer for the comedy "That Awkward Moment" has been released. Since it's green band, it lacks the naughty bits from the red band trailer but it does add a new scene towards the end of the trailer. Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller star as three best friends who make a vow to remain single, but each one of them ends up falling in love. The film also stars Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis and Jessica Lucas. "That Awkward Moment" opens in theaters on January 31, 2014.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

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Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • THE COUNSELOR (Fox Films / R)
  • JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA (Paramount Pictures / R)

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.

Friday, October 25, 2013

x-men days of future past cast photos

In preparation for the full trailer which will be released on October 29th, director Bryan Singer has released an Instagram teaser and a batch of 12 official images have appeared online (via Empire and Entertainment Weekly). The teaser only offers 7 seconds of scenes from the trailer, but you'll have to admit that it does an excellent job of teasing the upcoming trailer. The images are far more revealing as they offer a first look at some of the film's cast members from both timelines. In case you didn't know, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" features time travel and will reunite characters from both the first X-Men trilogy and the "First Class" prequel.

Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) gets sent back to 1973 to help stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants. This, of course, means that he will have to join forces with Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and the younger versions of the other mutants we know and love, in order to accomplish his mission.

The film also stars Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy and Halle Berry.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens May 23, 2014.

Check out the teaser and pictures after the jump.

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The first trailers, poster and images for Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" have been released. In this sequel, Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) will have to fight a villain born out of the Captain's past. Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Rogers' friend who died during their World War II adventures, has survived and become the assassin known as The Winter Soldier.

There are actually two trailers available, the US trailer and the UK International version. I personally couldn't find any difference between the two, but it's still a kick-ass trailer, full of awesome set-pieces and great previews of the new characters played by Robert Redford and Anthony Mackie. There's also a hint of some moral conflict here, regarding the actions of S.H.I.E.L.D.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" also stars Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández and Samuel L. Jackson.

The release date is April 4, 2014.

Check out the trailer, pictures and poster after the jump.

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Although initially the script for "Star Wars: Episode VII" was written by Michael Arndt ("Toy Story 3", "Little Miss Sunshine"), it has been announced today that director J.J. Abrams and Empire Strikes Back writer Lawrence Kasdan will begin refining the script and preparing it for the finished form that will be used when production begins in Spring 2014. The news came through a press release which also announced the sequel's production team, from visual effects and sound to costumes and cinematography.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" will be released in 2015, but so far Disney has not set an exact date.

Here is the full press release:
"As Episode VII continues pre-production, Lawrence Kasdan and director J.J. Abrams have assumed screenwriting duties for the film. Kasdan, who has been serving as a consultant on the film, is a veteran of several classic Lucasfilm productions, writing the screenplay for Raiders of the Lost Ark and serving as co-screenwriter for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Acclaimed director and screenwriter Abrams’ credits include Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Fringe, and Lost.

“I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script,” states Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “There are very few people who fundamentally understand the way a Star Wars story works like Larry, and it is nothing short of incredible to have him even more deeply involved in its return to the big screen. J.J. of course is an incredible storyteller in his own right. Michael Arndt has done a terrific job bringing us to this point and we have an amazing filmmaking and design team in place already prepping for production.”

Location scouting, production design, casting, and costume design are already underway on Episode VII. A team of gifted artists are working to bring the latest installment of the Star Wars saga, including director of photography Dan Mindel (Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness), production designers Rick Carter (Lincoln, Avatar, Forrest Gump) and Darren Gilford (Oblivion, TRON: Legacy), costume designer Michael Kaplan (Star Trek Into Darkness, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Fight Club),special effects supervisor Chris Corbould (Skyfall,The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), sound designer Ben Burtt (Lincoln, Wall-E, Star Wars: Episodes I-VI), re-recording mixer Gary Rydstrom (Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story, Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol), supervising sound editor Matthew Wood (Star Trek Into Darkness, The Master, There Will Be Blood) of Skywalker Sound, and visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett (Star Trek Into Darkness, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith) of Industrial Light & Magic. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin,War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.

Shooting is scheduled to begin Spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios for an expected 2015 release."



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A new UK trailer and poster have been released for the WWII drama "The Book Thief". Based on Markus Zusak's novel, the film tells the story of young Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) who is adopted by a family (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) in World War II Germany and escapes the harsh realities of war by stealing books and sharing them with others. Directed by Brian Percival ("Downton Abbey"), "The Book Thief" opens in the US on November 8th.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

hellraiser remake clive barker

Clive Barker's 1987 directorial debut "Hellraiser" unleashed a cult following and spawned seven sequels. Unfortunately, the last four sequels have been direct-to-video, so fans haven't seen a solid Hellraiser movie in quite a while. Now, Cliver Barker has pitched a remake to Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures and apparently the idea attracted the studio's attention. Barker will write the script for the remake and Doug Bradley will reprise the role of Pinhead. Here is the writer's announcement from Barker's Facebook page (You can also check out the original's trailer below):
"HOT FROM HELL! My friends,I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures,in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first HELLRAISER film. The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity-honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film-was attractive to Dimension. Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch.What can I tell you about it?Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley,and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed. So once the papers are signed , I will open a Lemarchand Configuration,dip my quill in its contents and start writing . I promise that there will be nowhere on the Internet where the news of my progress will be more reliable than here ,because the only author of these reports will be Your Infernal Corespondent ,me. My very best wishes to you all,my friends.
Clive."




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Thursday, October 24, 2013

jamie dornan fifty shades of grey
The casting of the leads for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" adaptation generated a lot of buzz for the film, but in a surprising turn of events, Charlie Hunnam who was cast as Christian Grey dropped out for unclear reasons. Forced to find a new lead before the planned start date of November 1st, Universal and Focus Features seem to have found their man.

Today, the studios announced that Jamie Dornan ("Once Upon a Time", "The Fall") has replaced Hunnam as the S&M billionaire. Dornan's big screen credits include an appearance in Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette". He has also modeled for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Armani.

Dakota Johnson ("21 Jump Street") remains attached as the female lead. Meanwhile, Universal is also looking to cast the remaining supporting roles. Sam Taylor-Johnson ("Nowhere Boy") will direct.

The adaptation of E.L. James’ bestselling novel is scheduled for release on August 1, 2014.



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Tom Hardy ("The Dark Knight Rises") has been confirmed for the lead role in the Elton John biopic "Rocketman". Although rumors of Hardy's casting had been floating around for some time, the confirmation came today via an official press release from Focus Features.

The film is written by Lee Hall ("War Horse", "Billy Elliot") and will be directed by Michael Gracey. The story will focus on Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. Furthermore, Elton John will re-record many of his iconic hits for the film

"Rocketman" is scheduled to shoot in fall 2014. You can read the full press release after the jump.

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The first red band trailer and a new movie clip have been released for "Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa". Johnny Knoxville stars as 85-year-old Irving Zisman who goes about performing Jackass pranks along with his 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll).

The film features a mix of standard movie narrative and "Borat" style hidden camera comedy. Jeff Tremaine ("Jackass: The Movie") directed the picture. The red band trailer provides some hilarious new stuff that simply could not be shown in the regular trailer and the clip previews the scene in which Irving and his nephew do a Jackass version of "Little Miss Sunshine".

"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" opens on October 25, 2013.

Watch the red band trailer and clip after the jump.

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A behind-the-scenes featurette for the Afghanistan war drama "Lone Survivor" has been released. Director Peter Berg ("The Kingdom") and real-life Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell discuss the true story of the Navy SEALs and their ill-fated covert mission presented in the film. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana. "Lone Survivor" will get a limited release on December 27th, and will expand on January 10th.

Watch the featurette after the jump.

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Fans of the first "Anchorman" film can rest assured that this sequel will be just as hilarious. If you need proof, just watch these hilarious new trailers. We have the US and international versions of the new theatrical trailer for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues". The sequel once again stars Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate who are now joined by new additions Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Greg Kinnear and Harrison Ford. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" opens in theaters on December 20, 2013.

Watch the trailers after the jump.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Alice Eve ("Star Trek Into Darkness") has signed on to star opposite Chris Evans ("Captain America", "The Avengers") in the actor's directorial debut, the romantic dramedy "1:30 Train". The film, written by Ron Bass ("Snow Falling on Cedars", "Rain Man"), tells the story of a down-on-his-luck saxophone player (Evans) who meets a young woman (Eve) in a train station. Together they share a night of romantic adventures before the woman must catch the next train back to New York.

After finishing work on "1:30 Train", Chris Evans will reprise his role as Captain America in the Marvel sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron".

Alice Eve has recently finished work on Neil LaBute's drama "Dirty Weekend" and can be seen opposite Bryan Cranston in the independent thriller "Cold Comes the Night".



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A new behind-the-scenes video for "Fast & Furious 7" has appeared online. The video was released by Vin Diesel, in celebration of his Facebook page getting 50 million likes, and the footage shows off some intense fight training done by Diesel and co-star Tony Jaa ("Ong-bak"). It's a nice showcase for the new fighting style that we can expect to find in the sequel and it's an overall cool video for fans of both actors.

"Fast & Furious 7" is directed by James Wan ("Saw", "Insidious", "The Conjuring") and the film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Lucas Black, Tony Jaa, Djimon Hounsou, Ronda Rousey, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris.

"Fast & Furious 7" opens in theaters on July 11, 2014.

Watch the video after the jump.