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Trailer for The Revenant depicts the gritty side of the American frontier


Leo gets gruff
Jul 20
// Matt Liparota
The American Frontier was a dangerous place – a time of expansion, genocide and men looking to find their place in the world. Alejandro G. Iñárritu's upcoming film The Revenant, based on Michael Punke...
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Newest Fantastic Four trailer is the best yet


It makes the movie look...okay?
Jul 14
// Matt Liparota
Fresh off of Comic-Con, Fox has released a new trailer for Fantastic Four onto the world. It's easily the most comprehensive glimpse at the movie yet, and it makes a solid case for the film's existence. Dare we say it actually looks kinda...good? Take a look at the trailer below and see for yourself. Starring Kate Mara, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, Fantastic Four hits theaters on Aug. 7.

RIP The Dissolve (2013-2015)

Jul 08 // Hubert Vigilla
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A great place for film writing is gone
The Dissolve was one of the best places on the internet for intelligent, funny, in-depth, and insightful film criticism and features. This morning, editor-in-chief Keith Phipps announced that The Dissolve would be shutting do...


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Michael K. Williams joins Assassin's Creed, Ghostbusters


Omar comin'
Jul 07
// Matt Liparota
Michael K. Williams is set to join a couple of big movies next year that'll have nerds in a tizzy. The fan-favorite alum of The Wire will join Paul Feig's Ghostbusters and Justin Kurzel's Assassin's Creed adaptation. Williams...
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials gets a Minecraft trailer because...teens?


How do you do, fellow kids?
Jul 06
// Matt Liparota
The Maze Runner franchise is another one of those "teens railing against The Man in a dystopian future" stories that I don't get because I'm an old, cranky man still complaining about the Harry Potter movies. Anyway, kids see...
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The Rock will star in live-action Rampage adaptation


Hopefully he plays the giant lizard
Jun 23
// Matt Liparota
It's something of a pop culture truism that it's impossible to make a good – or even competent – movie based on a video game. That doesn't stop studios from trying, of course, probably thanks to the fact that the ...
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David Tennant joins animated Chew adaptation


Insert Doctor Who joke here
Jun 22
// Matt Liparota
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Marvel Comics will bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens


Star Wars: Shattered Empire out in fall
Jun 18
// Matt Liparota
Up until a couple of years ago, Star Wars fans knew exactly what happened after the credits rolled on Return of the Jedi – the massive Expanded Universe, comprised primarily of novels, explored the continuing adventures...
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Disney eyes a sequel to Maleficent


No word yet on whether Jolie will return
Jun 17
// Matt Liparota
Love it or hate it, Disney's Maleficent was a massive success – it almost quadrupled its budget when it hit theaters last year and more or less set Disney on its current "live-action remake" trajectory. So it shouldn't ...
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Anna and Rebel are officially in for Pitch Perfect 3


It's also got a release date
Jun 16
// Matt Liparota
Are you ready to...like...sing again, or something? Sing about stuff competitively, maybe? Look, I don't know, I haven't seen Pitch Perfect or its sequel, so I don't really know anything besides the trailers. But hey, good ne...
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Chris Hemsworth to be hunky in Ghostbusters


Thor is the new receptionist
Jun 11
// Matt Liparota
Paul Feig's upcoming all-female Ghostbusters won't settle for gender-swapping just the main characters. Chris Hemsworth has joined the cast as the new team's receptionist, filling the slot originally held by Annie Potts in th...

First TV Spot for Spectre

Jun 10 // Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
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Explosions and Bond girls confirmed!
James Bond is set to return with Spectre later this year, and as the 24th instalment in the franchise, it is unsurprisingly on a lot of people's "most anticipated lists" - mine included. Now we have some new footage to drool ...

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Welcome to the 76th Hunger Games.
Last week we saw a beautiful poster for the fourth and final instalment of the Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay - Part 2. Now we have the first trailer, and it promises tons of action and confrontations, as Katniss Everdeen...

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Bridge of Spies

First trailer for Bridge of Spies


Spielberg, the Coens and Hanks
Jun 08
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
Bridge of Spies is directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Joel and Ethan Coen (and Matt Charman) and it stars Tom Hanks. Names most everyone knows and respects to a certain degree, which means it is automatically positioned...
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Ron Perlman wants to make Hellboy 3 happen


The question is, should he?
Jun 05
// Matt Liparota
Hey, do you remember Hellboy? You know, the mildly successful 2004 adaptation of the Dark Horse comic book franchise directed by Guillermo del Toro? Well, star Ron Perlman sure does, and it looks like he's ready to get back i...
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James Gunn says Guardians 2 will have fewer characters than the original


"There's just too many characters"
Jun 05
// Matt Liparota
The sequel to the surprise hit Guardians of the Galaxy will scale down the number of characters it features in order to avoid overstuffing the film, writer and director James Gunn said this week. The comments come just a coup...
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Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan's Tom at the Farm gets US distribution


Finally!
Jun 02
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
Xavier Dolan's Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme) will finally be distributed to the United States, via Amplify Releasing. The psychological thriller had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2013, and has si...
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Eddie Redmayne will star in Harry Potter spin-off trilogy


He's gonna magic it up in 1920s NYC
Jun 02
// Matt Liparota
Eddie Redmayne is trading in his big Stephen Hawking brain for a wizarding wand. Warner Bros. has announced that the Oscar winner will star in the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find The...
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The Hungriest Game

New poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2


Slick and minimalistic anarchy!
Jun 02
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
The second poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 was released yesterday, featuring a destroyed statue of Mr. Douche - President Snow - himself, and a bright red Mockingjay-symbol (spray-)painted onto the background...
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The Little Mermaid

Sofia Coppola leaves The Little Mermaid


Abandon ship! or water...
Jun 02
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
It's been awhile since we last had any concrete news about Working Title and Universal's live-action adaptation of the H.C. Andersen fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Now it has been confirmed that Sofia Coppola will no longer ...
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Indie comics darling Lumberjanes is getting a live-action film adaptation


Oh my Bessie Coleman
May 30
// Matt Liparota
In what is either a clear indicator of the overwhelming domination of "nerd culture" at the box office or yet another example of comic book movies chipping away at our culture bit by bit, Fox has optioned Boom! Studios' massi...
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Chris Pine in talks to join Wonder Woman


He'll probably smooch Gal Gadot
May 28
// Matt Liparota
Captain Kirk might be trading in his starship for a fighter jet. Star Trek star Chris Pine is in talks to join Warner Bros. upcoming Wonder Woman, set for a 2017 release. The film, written by Jason Fuchs and directed by Patty...
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Transformers Origin film on the way, Ant-Man writers now involved


Ant-Man, Car-Man, what's the difference?
May 28
// Jackson Tyler
"Yeah, but where did Optimus Prime come from," I hear you ask. It's a fantastic question, the answer of which I'm sure shall be filled with pathos and beauty, a story for the ages of one car man fighting the other car man on ...
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Tilda Swinton might join Doctor Strange


She's practically magic anyway
May 28
// Matt Liparota
Some days, the sun shines just a little brighter and the sky is a little more blue. Today is one of those days – according to The Hollywood Reporter, Noted Perfect Human Tilda Swinton is in talks to join Marvel's Doctor...
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Hulkamania

Hulk Hogan says he's playing the villain in Expendables 4


Rocky vs. Hulk: the rematch no one wants
May 27
// Matthew Razak
Think The Expendables is going to run out of aging, muscle-bound actors? Think again. Hulk Hogan is claiming that he'll be playing the villain for the fourth film in the implausibly continuing series. Of course, as with ...
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Robert Rodriguez to direct Jonny Quest


What is a "Jonny Quest" then?
May 26
// Jackson Tyler
I have never seen Jonny Quest. I can only assume it is about a boy, named Jonny, who embarks upon some sort of quest. From the two images I saw on google, I thought "ah, this looks like The Mummy: The Animated Series" so that...
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Rockstar Games sue BBC over GTA movie


Who knew Rockstar were possessive?
May 21
// Jackson Tyler
First things first: lol. Second things, the very fact that Game Changer, the movie staring Daniel Radcliffe as Sam Houser and Bill Paxton as Jack Thompson is even happening at all, blows my mind. I simply can't handle the fac...
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Cinematographer Roger Deakins will shoot Blade Runner 2


May 20
// Matt Liparota
Okay, look – let's rap here for a second. We live in a cinema landscape where there are basically two kinds of movies (not really but bear with me): superhero flicks and arguably unnecessary sequels to classics from 20 ...
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I Am Wrath

Saban Films picks up Travolta's I Am Wrath for NA


Rock that cut-off, Travolta
May 20
// Matthew Razak
If you're an older actor right now then you basically have to be making an action movie/revenge movie where you kick a lot of people's asses with your special skills of ass kicking. The latest to join the pack? John Travolta ...
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Tim Meadows added to The Lonely Island movie, Conner4real


He did not leave the south side for this
May 20
// Jackson Tyler
Production of the then known as Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie began last week! And yet, in those few short days, so much has already changed. We have a for real title and synopsis for the movie: conner4real, in whic...
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Miller Making More Mad Max Maybe


Next film to be titled The Wasteland
May 19
// Jackson Tyler
Mad Max: Fury Road is amazing. It's my favourite of the Mad Max movies, and it's almost certainly going to go down as one of the best action movies of this decade. I can only hope it will be massively influential, too, b...
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Check out the new trailer for house-music tribute EDEN


We up all night to get lucky
May 18
// Matt Liparota
If you're into house music, EDEN might just be the movie for you. Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, EDEN centers around Paul, a teen in the Paris music scene in the early-90s – a culture dominated by raves. As he...
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Steve Jobs Trailer

First trailer for Steve Jobs


Michael Fassbender's voice is inspiring
May 18
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
It is not the first, nor will it be the last movie to take a look back at the visionary creator that was Steve Jobs, but the first trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs is beautifully inspiring. Whether you like him or no...
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Check out the first image from the new Nick Park movie, Early Man


Check out these easter eggs dawg
May 14
// Matt Liparota
If you've been craving British humor filtered through the wonderful art of claymation, Nick Park is once again here to bail you out – he's directing a new movie, Early Man, and the first image from the film has been rel...
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Ava Duvernay to direct Black Panther or Captain Marvel?


Marvel may hire Not A White Guy?!
May 13
// Jackson Tyler
Selma was one of the best films of last year, a pointed and affecting film about the importance of protest and the systemic and violent systems of racism that the US still runs on to this day. Director Ava Duvernay crafted an...
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Ratchet and Clank

Paul Giamatti, John Goodman and others join the Ratchet and Clank movie


The Italian Stallion is also cast
May 13
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
It has been two years since Sony announced their plans to make an animated movie based on the immensely popular series of PlayStation games, Ratchet & Clank, and today we learned that Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Sylveste...

Luc Besson announces sci-fi adaptation Valerian, also joins social media

May 12 // Matthew Razak
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Welcome to the Internet, Luc
Evidently Luc Besson is not much for the social medias, but something has brought him on board and that something is an adaptation of the French science-fiction comic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Evidently it'...

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Some guy from Game of Thrones will be in Independence Day 2


None of the guys you're thinking of
May 12
// Matt Liparota
Game of Thrones is one of the biggest things in the world right now, so it's no surprise that some of its stars have gone on to relative big screen success. Emilia "Daenerys" Clarke is set to portray Sarah Connor in this summ...
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Christopher Plummer

A24 acquires Atom Egoyan's Remember


Starring Christopher Plummer
May 12
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
My (our) love for A24 is well documented, and thus, it's always fun to follow news about their distribution plans - especially when it comes fresh from the Croisette in Cannes.  The latest news comes to us from Deadline,...
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Brad Bird to disappoint us all by making The Incredibles 2


A Short Story, by Jackson Tyler
May 11
// Jackson Tyler
"How would you like to make an incredible amount of money?" Brad Bird finally looked up from his desk. He hadn't gone home in two days - editing on Tomorrowland had been gruelling, and he wasn't even sure if the two...

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