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News Briefs: 'Gears of War' Video Game Heads to Big Screen

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 20:05

Gears of War: An adaptation of the popular Gears of War video game series is heading to the big screen. Producers Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are developing the project; the series began following the adventures of a soldier fighting an invading force and since branched off into different stories. The latest game, Gears of War 4, will be released on October 11. [Variety]   Guardians of the Galaxy: Our first look at Guardians of the Galaxy...

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Joe Strummer and the Clash Make a Kid's Day in the Indie 'London Town'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 16:23

A teenager learns about life from his punk idol Joe Strummer, and Jonathan Rhys Myers kills it as they rock the Casbah together. London Town is a romance that takes place during a defining moment in history -- the time in late-'70s England when the punk scene was personified by vagabond youths living in "squats," skinheads, the Sex Pistols with their "Anarchy in the U.K.," and the Clash. The latter's "politicized lyrics, musical influences from reggae,...

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Indie Movie Guide: 'Blue Jay', 'The Greasy Strangler' and 'Under the Shadow'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 08:45

Welcome to this week's edition of Indie Movie Guide, with host Alicia Malone! This week she takes a look at the horror flick The Greasy Strangler and more new indies in theaters, including Under the Shadow and the Duplass brothers' Blue Jay. Plus: the best of the Duplass brothers to watch at home. Watch below.

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Exclusive Clip: The Story Behind One Tense Scene in 'The Infiltrator'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 08:45

The media has a fascination with the life and times of probably the most infamous drug lord in history, Colombia's Pablo Escobar, with the popular show Narcos and now The Infiltrator, which was released last July to critical success (69% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and is available on FandangoNOW. In it, Bryan Cranston plays Bob Mazur, a real-life customs agent who went deep undercover to infiltrate Escobar's criminal network, risking his very life to bust the drug ring and its...

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Indie Movie Guide: 'The Greasy Strangler' and a Chat with Elijah Wood

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 08:45

Welcome to this week's edition of Indie Movie Guide, with host Alicia Malone! This week she interviews Elijah Wood, the producer of the horror flick The Greasy Strangler, and they talk all things horror and independent film. She also takes a look at more new indies in theaters, including Under the Shadow and the Duplass brothers' Blue Jay. Plus: the best of the Duplass brothers to watch at home. Watch below.

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Hugh Jackman Announces Final 'Wolverine' Movie Title with First Poster

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 06:47

Hugh Jackman's final performance as Wolverine is inching closer, and we've got the poster to prove it. Jackman unveiled an image of the film's first poster for the third solo Wolverine film, which appears to be on the side of a building in New York City. The image shows a small child's hand holding Wolverine's hand, claws extended and all, as it touts the film's March 3 release date. But the biggest reveal in this poster is the film's title, Logan. No Wolverine...

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Movie Trivia: Quentin Tarantino Almost Made a 'Luke Cage' Movie

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 05:49

Throughout film history, there are the movies that might have been. These days, a lot of those are superhero movies that were almost made by other directors. In fact, there ought to be a new version of Marvel's comic book What If devoted to comic book movies. One of the issues would have to be devoted to Quentin Tarantino's Luke Cage.  Last year, Tarantino told Yahoo Movies that he's a big fan of the Marvel character and had considered doing a Luke...

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Watch: The Creepy Trailer for Comedian Jordan Peele's Horror Movie 'Get Out'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 05:26

When Jordan Peele's Get Out was first announced last year, all we knew was that it followed an African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) who pays a visit to the family estate of his Caucasian girlfriend (Allison Williams, TV's Girls). What could we expect from the cocreator and star of the very funny Key and Peele sketch comedy TV show? Now the first trailer has been released and it's not at all what we might have anticipated. Indeed, Get Out looks to be an entirely dramatic...

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News Briefs: Hugh Jackman Says 'Wolverine 3' Will Be "Very Different in Tone"

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 20:50

Wolverine 3: Hugh Jackman says the third Wolverine stand-alone movie will be "very different in tone and hopefully to anything we've done." He says that director James Mangold (The Wolverine, above) is "editing away and finishing that… There's going to be some stuff coming out in the next week or so." The movie, which does not yet have an official title, is set for release on March 3, 2017. [Heat Vision]   Mulan: Back in March 2015, we heard...

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Exclusive Clip: The Principal Totally Sucks in 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:00

Few of us remember middle school as being the time of our lives, what with navigating friendships, difficult authority figures and that whole puberty thing. Even the most popular kids couldn't avoid that. So you may find the situation that quiet and creative Rafe Katchadorian (Griffin Gluck) is in totally sympathetic. In Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, Rafe and his buddies resent their new principal for his endless rule mongering around everything from what he finds offensive to...

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Exclusive: J.J. Abrams, on the Dream Team Behind 'Star Trek Beyond'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:00

Simon Pegg has played Scotty in all three of the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies, but did you know he also cowrote the third, Star Trek Beyond? In this featurette, Abrams explains just why he felt Pegg would be a great match with cowriter Doug Jun on the script, which director Justin Lin keyed off of to create just the right movie moments. Watch and learn a few secrets behind the movie magic. Then go check out Star Trek Beyond on FandangoNOW.

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Ben Affleck's Batman Movie Title Confirmed; Choice of Villain Explained

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 06:21

Last we heard about Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie, tentatively titled The Batman, it appeared that the main villain had been identified. Now both the title and the villain have been confirmed and, to some extent, explained. First, the title. Affleck told Associated Press: "The movie I think is going to be called The Batman. At least that's what we're going with now. I might change it. … We're working on the script. The script is going well. I'm really...

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Ben Affleck's Batman Movie Confirms Title; Choice of Villain Explained

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 06:21

Last we heard about Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie, tentatively titled The Batman, it appeared that the main villain had been identified. Now both the title and the villain have been confirmed and, to some extent, explained. First, the title. Affleck told Associated Press: "The movie I think is going to be called The Batman. At least that's what we're going with now. I might change it. … We're working on the script. The script is going well. I'm really...

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See All 8 'Harry Potter' Movies in IMAX Before 'Fantastic Beasts'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 06:16

A lot of movie franchises kick off the release of a new movie with a marathon of previous installments. The latest in the Harry Potter brand, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be ushered in by the original movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, plus its seven sequels. Not only will you be able to see them all on the big screen again, but each is being shown in IMAX. There's a good chance you didn't see many of the Harry...

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Here's How You Can See All 8 'Harry Potter' Movies in IMAX Before 'Fantastic Beasts'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 06:16

A lot of movie franchises kick off the release of a new movie with a marathon of previous installments. The latest in the Harry Potter brand, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be ushered in by the original movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, plus its seven sequels. Not only will you be able to see them all on the big screen again, but each is being shown in IMAX. There's a good chance you didn't see many of the Harry...

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All 8 'Harry Potter' Movies Rereleasing in IMAX Ahead of 'Fantastic Beasts' Release

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 06:16

A lot of movie franchises kick off the release of a new movie with a marathon of previous installments. For the Harry Potter brand, its latest is an offshoot set many decades before the central Harry Potter series, so it doesn't exactly require a lengthy lead-in. But Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be ushered in by the original movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, plus its seven sequels. Not only will you be able to see them all on...

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News Briefs: Chloe Grace Moretz Joins Dakota Johnson in 'Suspiria' Remake

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 19:46

Suspiria: Chloe Grace Moretz will star opposite Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton in Suspiria, a remake of the classic horror movie directed by Dario Argento. Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) will helm the new version. The original followed a ballet dancer who begins training at a prestigious academy in Europe before learning that it is only a front for sinister and supernatural elements. [Variety]   Gigantic: Meg LeFauve, whose writing credits include Inside Out, The Good...

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How to Be an 'X-men' Mutant for a Day

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 16:52

Our intrepid reporter visits the School for Gifted Youngsters and finds out if he's got any tricks up his sleeve. Thanks to the X-Men and their valiant efforts against their renegade counterparts, mutants have become hip. Well, as hip as they can be in a chaotic world where superpowered humans duke it out and lay waste to cities in the process. Take X-Men: Apocalypse, which takes place a decade after the '70s craziness of X-Men: Days of Future Past and involves a...

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Exclusive Interview: 'The Purge' Trilogy Director James DeMonaco Talks About The Movies' Shocking Origin

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:39

James DeMonaco (above, left) is the writer-director behind all three Purge movies, each centering on an annual government-instituted night during which all crime—including murder—is legal. The first, The Purge, looked at a family captured in a hostage situation, while the second, The Purge: Anarchy, focused on a group of people caught outside in Los Angeles on Purge night. The timely third in the series, The Purge: Election Year takes the action to Washington, D.C., where a senator...

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'Under the Shadow' and 7 More Horror Movies Set During Wartime

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 09:58

Set in war-torn Iran back in 1988, the critically acclaimed horror thriller Under the Shadow (in select theaters October 7) watches as a woman and her young daughter must deal with terrifying nightly bombings that shake the house and their souls. But that may not be the greatest danger they face. Whether on the battlefield or at home, wartime is horrific enough without supernatural scares layered in. Filmmakers who have explored wartime horrors have found a vast,...

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