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1:00 PM on 03.31.2015

Disney Developing Live Action Mulan

Amy always hated the boardroom. It had the smell of cheap air freshener mixed with expensive furniture, the only trace of the minimum wage cleaners who worked tirelessly through the night so she could work tired during the da...

Jackson Tyler

7:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Paramount building a Transformers writers room

Paramount are bringing in Akiva Goldsman to head up a writers room developing future Transformers movies, including multi-part sequels, and spin offs. The last one was terrible, the next one will be too, but the fas...

Jackson Tyler

3:00 PM on 03.26.2015

Super Troopers reaches crowdfunding goal

It's been a long time coming, but thanks to the magical device known as the internet, Super Troopers 2 is actually going to be made! Now, I've never seen Super Troopers, so please don't all rush at me with sticks, but I ...

Jackson Tyler

7:00 PM on 03.25.2015

Star Trek 3's villainy said to be provided by Idris Elba

What's this? Two Idris Elba stories in a many day? These times we live in are bountiful, and we must be grateful for as long as they last. Such fortune flows rarely to these shores. The last two Star Trek movies are two of my...

Jackson Tyler

2:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star and produce Fraggle Rock

Apparently, there's still a Fraggle Rock movie! They've been trying to make it happen foryears and years, So understandably, I'm more than a little sceptical that this latest attempt has any real...

Jackson Tyler

1:00 PM on 03.20.2015

Mark Millar's Chrononauts to be adapted by Universal

Remember Kick-Ass? Remember Wanted? Remember Kingsman? You probably do, none of those films are old and one of them came out last month. But the point is: hey, there are still Mark Millar comics that haven't become movie...

Jackson Tyler

6:00 PM on 03.10.2015

Stephanie Sigman is Spectre's latest Bond Girl

There is a new James Bond movie out this year. I'm falling over myself with excitement, and I don't even like James Bond! Such an icon he is in my home country that the presence of a new Bond film tickles my soul in ways few ...

Jackson Tyler

12:00 PM on 03.03.2015

Jennifer Lawrence joins Steven Spielberg's War Memoir movie

Word on the street is the movie rights to the memoir of Lynsey Addario, well known wartime photojournalist, now have a home. It's What I Do has been snapped up by Warner Brothers, directed by Stephen Spielberg, with...

Jackson Tyler

4:00 PM on 02.26.2015

No sequel to Fincher's Dragon Tattoo, says Rooney Mara

Despite the interest of director David Fincher and lead Rooney Mara, in addition a script having already been written, Mara disappointed fans of Fincher's adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by confirming ...

Jackson Tyler

5:00 PM on 02.20.2015

Mission: Impossible 5's ending yet to be accepted

The best thing about the Mission: Impossible franchise is how each movie, regardless of quality, has been a unique expression of style from each of its various directors. Christopher McQuarrie is the latest in a series of int...

Jackson Tyler

6:00 PM on 02.19.2015

E.L. James wants control over next Fifty Shades screenplay

Fifty Shades Of Grey was a movie without a country. Sam Taylor-Johnson attempted to craft a feminist subversion out of the novel's infamous tale of abuse, whereas E.L. James wanted her work to be faithfully adapted, and clash...

Jackson Tyler

1:00 PM on 02.04.2015

Felicity Jones cast in Star Wars standalone

After announcing recently that Tatiana Maslany was cast in a Star Wars standalone film, now Felicity Jones is joining as the star. Is it the same standalone?? Is it something different? Either way, I'm SO on board with both o...

Megan Porch

9:00 PM on 06.20.2014

Dreamworks picks up Felix the Cat rights

Felix the Cat is a bit of an oddball. Not just character-wise within the various incarnations of his television shows and movies, but also his iconic status. I feel like most people can recognize the character, even if they h...

Liz Rugg

Marvel's Doctor Strange has a director photo
Marvel's Doctor Strange has a director
by Mike Cosimano

Variety is reporting that venerable horror director Scott Derrickson will be in charge of the upcoming Doctor Strange film.

Derrickson is most famous for his chilling Baghoul documentary, Sinister. He's also behind the upcoming Deliver Us From Evil (which could not look any less compelling if Ben Stein played every character).

This news obliterates the rumors that Alan Taylor or Tim Burton had been tapped to helm the flick. There are still no casting rumors, but I'd love to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt play ol' Stephen Weirdo.

How do you guys feel about this news? What's your ideal Doctor Strange production team?

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6:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Shrek 5 teased by DreamWorks

In an upcoming interview with the Fox Business network, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffery Katzenberg teased the possibility of a fifth (!!!) Shrek film. Variety got their hands on the interview ahead of its release, and picked...

Mike Cosimano

12:00 PM on 02.03.2014

X-Men Producer Wants a Gambit Movie

Longtime X-Men series producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently spoke to Empire Magazine about the possibility of a Gambit-focused X-Men film, starring Channing Tatum as the titular Cajun mutant. "I'm dying to do a Gambit movie ...

Mike Cosimano

3:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Ron Burgundy promotes 'Anchorman 2' by reading real news

Legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell) took to the newsroom this past Saturday to deliver a 30 minute real newscast on North Dakota'a KX News. Burgundy has not been shy while promoting Anchorman 2: Th...

Isabelle Magliari

4:00 PM on 08.06.2013

Harrison Ford wants Indy 5

Surprising absolutely no-one Harrison Ford has said that he wants to play the role of his life once more. Speaking to the Telegraph he has said that "We've seen the character develop and grow over a period of time and it...

Nathan Hardisty

3:00 PM on 08.06.2013

Bryan Singer reveals more about Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer chatted about some new details around Days of Future Past at a special Q&A at the Fantasia International Film Festival. He revealed that a young William Stryker will feature in the film (played by Josh H...

Nathan Hardisty

Movie on Boston Marathon bombing may be in works photo
Movie on Boston Marathon bombing may be in works
by Hubert Vigilla

Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, the screenwriters of The Fighter, have obtained the feature film rights to the book Boston Strong, a chronicle of the Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing manhunt for Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The book is co-written by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, and is scheduled to be published next year.

It's barely been three months since the attack, so this immediately strikes me as tacky even if Johnson and Tamasy have the best intentions in mind. That's not to say that real-life events like this shouldn't be depicted on film (I think Paul Greengrass's United 93 is a great though difficult movie, for example), but waiting a while before picking up the film rights probably would have been more tactful.

What do you think about a possible film on the Boston Marathon bombing? Is it too soon to consider making one? Is there an unspoken statute of limitations when it comes to on-screen depictions of real-life tragedy?

[via Deadline]

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Tribeca doc Oxyana causes controversy in West Virginia photo
Tribeca doc Oxyana causes controversy in West Virginia
by Hubert Vigilla

Alec and I didn't like the drug addiction documentary Oxyana at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Apparently we're not alone. A number of West Virginia residents are upset with director Sean Dunne and claim that he has misrepresented the town of Oceana based on various reports, reviews, and trailers. Some of these concerns have been raised in the comments for reviews of Oxyana at The Playlist and Film School Rejects. No one in West Virginia has had a chance to see the documentary yet since Dunne has reportedly declined to screen Oxyana for residents of Oceana and currently has no plans to screen the film in the state. Oceana resident Dennie Morgan (who commented on the FSR review) is calling for a town hall meeting on May 31st to address issues with the film and within the community.

Initial concerns about Oxyana were raised during the production of the film last year. In this September 6, 2012 article from The Register-Herald, Oceana resident Ashley Stewart expressed worries over the negative portrayal of the town. In a Film International interview with Dunne and Mike Moore, an Oceana dentist who appears in the film and has seen the completed work, Moore suggests that some of the anger over Oxyana may be rooted in denial by those in the community.

This issue's pretty fascinating to me in that it raises a number of questions about the practices of documentary filmmakers as well as the actual drug problems facing Southern West Virginia. I'm particularly interested if screenings will eventually take place in West Virginia or if screener copies will be given out to residents in some fashion. We'll keep tabs on this as it develops.

After the cut is a video of Morgan on WVVA TV discussing his issues with Oxyana. You can also view/listen to a radio interview with Morgan at MetroNews by clicking here. (The comments with the broadcast are pretty interesting.) I've also included some tweets from Dunne himself regarding these recent reports.

[via MetroNews, WVVA, The Register-Herald, Film International, The Playlist, Film School Rejects]

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6:00 PM on 04.17.2013

Disney releasing a Star Wars every year after 2015

Oh blimey. It seems Disney is extending its Marvel Universe plans into the Star Wars properties with this one. Every year, starting with 2015, Disney is planning to release a Star Wars movie every single year. ...

Nathan Hardisty