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DC Superhero Movie Buzz: Ben Affleck Wants to Make the Definitive 'Batman' Movie

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 05:37

This week sees the release of Captain America: Civil War, which has already received plenty of advance critical praise. That's led to a lot of positive buzz about Marvel's future slate of movies. But we're also hearing rumblings about upcoming DC projects. Let's start with Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck's casting raised a lot of eyebrows when it was announced, but the veteran actor turned in a truly...

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News Briefs: 'The Flash' Needs a New Director, Quick

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 20:26

The Flash: Seth Grahame-Smith, who was attached to make his feature directing debut with superhero movie The Flash, has departed the project due to "creative differences." Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) also wrote the screenplay, based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miler (The Lego Movie). The plan is to retain the script and find a new director; Ezra Miller is still set to star. The movie is scheduled for release on March 16, 2018. [THR]...

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The New 'Tomb Raider' Will Be 'Ex Machina' Breakout Alicia Vikander

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:07

A few weeks ago rumors started swirling around that Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout Daisy Ridley had become the top contender to play Lara Croft in a Tomb Raider reboot. That seemed like a pretty safe choice. Ridley killed in Star Wars, she's got a lot of charisma and makes action look easy. Plus, she's British like Croft. Fans rejoiced at the idea. And now those fans may be disappointed. Ridley did not land the job after all. MGM has cast the breakout of another...

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Rian Johnson Shares 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Photos

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:47

As we anxiously await Star Wars: Episode VIII, writer/director Rian Johnson has shared two new photographs from behind the scenes via social media, as well as a little news. The photographs (above and below) are captioned: “Good. Bad. I’m the guy with the microfiber sham.”  The quotation is an apparent reference to a scene in Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness, in which Ash (Bruce Campbell) faces off against himself. Watch the clip below; the dialogue in...

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News Briefs: Stallone to Appear in His First TV Series; Paul Rudd to Star as Baseball Player Turned Spy

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:02

Omerta: Sylvester Stallone (above in Creed) is attached to star in Omerta, a television series about an organized crime leader and his successor, based on the third novel in Mario Puzo's Godfather trilogy. Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) is set to direct the pilot episode. The show is still in the planning stages and does not yet have a commitment from a network, either broadcast or cable, but is likely to be shopped to streaming and cable services. [Deadline]  ...

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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: 'Ratchet & Clank'

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:00

They may seem like unlikely heroes, but the fate of the galaxy is in their hands. In Ratchet & Clank, the oddball duo of Ratchet, an alien mechanic, and Clank, his brainy robot pal, team up with an elite squad of heroes known as the Galactic Rangers in order to thwart the evil plans of the nefarious Chairman Drek. Bella Thorne, Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone headline a stellar cast in this animated film based on the popular video game. In this Fandango...

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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: 'Mother's Day'

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:00

We can't think of a better gift for Mother's Day than a movie starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson! Director Garry Marshall (The Princess Diaries, Pretty Woman) is at the helm of Mother's Day, a lighthearted tribute to motherhood that tells the intersecting stories of three moms in various states of "mommy-ness." The ensemble comedy, Marshall's third holiday-themed film (Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve), also features Jason Sudekis...

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Exclusive: ‘Mother’s Day’ Director Garry Marshall, on Celebrating Moms -- and Which Star Choked Up Over ‘Pretty Woman’

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:20

When veteran director Garry Marshall makes a movie, he insists that it be a family affair, and he makes sure everyone involved has a fabulous time. It's just how he rolls. With his latest all-star ensemble holiday film Mother's Day, Marshall works his magic in weaving several stories together about three generations of all different types of mothers – the divorced, the widowed, the meddling, the long-lost – and delivers some big laughs mixed with heartwarming moments....

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Watch: Lando Calrissian Returns in New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Lego Prequel Shorts

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:15

The good news for people who want to know more about the events that took place prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens is that Disney is releasing a ton of content, from novels to comic books to mini Lego movies. Those little Lego-driven movies were announced in February, and they're part of a series called Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises. While technically canon, they also play fast and loose with the comedy, with scenes and interactions that would never actually take place in one of...

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Get Your First Looks at 'Alien: Covenant' and Concept Art for a Grown-up Newt in 'Alien 5'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:08

Tuesday was officially "Alien Day," but we can keep on celebrating. In fact, we can keep up the Alien franchise love for days and years to come, because there are more installments on the horizon, don't forget. One of them, the prequel Alien: Covenant, is definitely on its way, while an as-of-yet-unnamed sequel from writer-director Neill Blomkamp is merely a possibility. A good possibility, according to Sigourney Weaver, but still uncertain.  Still, regardless of the...

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The Rise of the Unexpected R-Rated Movie

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:04

Last month, a work-in-progress version of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's Sausage Party debuted at SXSW, eliciting a great response. It also confirmed a new trend: the unexpected R-rated movie. Our own Erik Davis was in attendance and he described the movie as "the Deadpool of animated movies, and in a riskier year where a film like Deadpool changes the game when it comes to R-rated superhero movies, Sausage Party -- depending on how it's received by audiences -- may also change...

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'Ghostbusters': Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones Reveal What You Need to Know About The New Characters

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:00

There’s something strange in the neighborhood… of Weymouth, Massachusetts. The Southfield Highlands apartment complex has been abandoned, leaving only boarded-up buildings with smashed windows. A gnarled, goateed mannequin lies in a parking lot. We’re no longer standing an hour outside of Boston; we’re in Times Square, and all hell is breaking loose -- literally. Glowing ghosts carrying colonial muskets, ghosts in zoot suits, ghosts on stilts, ghosts with top hats...

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Director Paul Feig Explains His All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ -- and the Three Easter Eggs You Can’t Miss

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:00

The idea of making another Ghostbusters movie has been in the works for quite some time. When Sony courted director Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids, Spy), the plan was to make it a sequel to the original two installments. “I couldn’t do it if I had to do it as a sequel,” he told Fandango during our recent visit to the Boston, Massachusetts set. “It didn’t resonate with me.” While out walking one day, he asked himself, “OK, if I had...

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News Briefs: Robert Downey Jr. Talks One More 'Iron Man' Solo Movie

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:05

Iron Man 4: Robert Downey, Jr. indicated that he would not be starring in another solo Iron Man movie as recently as last month, instead describing Captain America: Civil War as "my little Iron Man 4." That echoed earlier comments he had made as well. But has the actor had a change of heart? "I feel like I could do one more," he stated recently. Downey is already signed to appear as the character in next year's Spider-Man: Homecoming, as well as Avengers: Infinity...

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See Fantastic TRAILER and Artwork for 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:03

From acclaimed stop-motion animation studio LAIKA (Coraline, ParaNorman, Boxtrolls) comes Kubo and the Two Strings, a fantastical adventure about a young boy who supports himself and his mother by telling stories to the people of his sleepy, seaside town. Kubo, however, soon finds his quiet life disrupted by an ancient spirit seeking vengeance and propelling him on a quest for a magical suit of armor that belonged to his father, a legendary samurai warrior. Beautiful animation and original...

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Watch: Is Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' the Year's First Major Awards Contender?

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:18

Oliver Stone's Snowden -- starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden -- was supposed to hit theaters last fall, but its producers, who were also behind the year's Best Picture winner Spotlight, decided to hold it for 2016's awards race. Now Snowden is due to hit theaters on September 16, and like the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour, it will track the real-life story of Edward Snowden -- covering everything from his military service to his time with...

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Watch: This Unexpected Zombie Movie Just Won the Tribeca Film Festival

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:50

If you're not all that familiar with film festivals, let us just tell you up front: zombie movies don't usually win the big awards. Unless it's a specific genre-driven film festival, your run-of-the-mill indie zombie flicks typically play in a designated midnight section, and then eventually make their way to theaters. Not so with the film Here Alone, which became the rare zombie film to win one of the most coveted awards at the Tribeca Film Festival: the Tribeca Audience Award....

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Here's Who May Star in James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's 'Alita: Battle Angel'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:26

What is Alita: Battle Angel and why should we be excited that it's moving forward? As our own Peter Hall explained, the live-action movie is based on a manga that revolves around "cyborgs, futuristic sports, Mars colonies and floating cities." It takes place several centuries in the future and is set in the former United States. A cyborg named Alita is the lead character. Alita lost her memories and became a bounty hunter. James Cameron dreamed about making a live-action...

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News Briefs: See 'Baywatch' Cast Run on the Beach; 'Wolverine 3' Villain Cast

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:53

Baywatch: Dwayne Johnson shared the latest photo from Baywatch, showcasing the lead players -- left to right: Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Johnson, Zac Efron, Jon Bass -- running on the beach. Johnson captioned the photo: "We are the reason you feel safe on the sand. We are also literally running iconically in [slow motion] because apparently that makes everyone's kibbles and bits look sexy." Look for the movie in theaters on May 19, 2017. [Instagram]...

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