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News Briefs: Tom Hanks Writes WWII Thriller, Hopes Someone Will Let Him Star

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 20:05

Greyhound: Tom Hanks (Sully, above) has written a thriller set during World War II and also wants to play the lead role. Titled Greyhound, the movie follows a career Navy officer who is finally promoted to command a destroyer, but then must overcome his own personal demons to succeed. Aaron Schneider (Netflix's The Get Down) is attached to direct. [Deadline]   Terminal: Margot Robbie is featured in the first official photo from Terminal. She plays a character who is...

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Exclusive Video: It's Unwelcome Brotherly Love in 'Brother Nature'

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:00

In select theaters this Friday, Brother Nature shows just what happens when you fall for someone -- but their family isn't exactly your cup of tea. Uptight politician Roger (Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam, who also cowrote) is about to propose to his girlfriend (Gillian Jacobs) at her family's lake house. Unfortunately for his best laid plans, her crazy camp-counselor brother Todd (Bobby Moynihan, also from SNL) shows up to derail any and all romance by aggressive-friending...

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'Magic Mike''s Joe Manganiello Is Deathstroke in Ben Affleck's Batman Movie

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 05:42

Earlier this year Joe Manganiello, normally known for playing over-the-top hunks in things like Magic Mike and True Blood, proved he had a very dorky, very funny side with Pee-wee's Big Holiday. Presumably we won't see too much of that side in his next major movie, though. He'll be playing the villain Deathstroke in Ben Affleck's Batman movie. We already knew Deathstroke would be in the movie since Affleck tweeted out a video of the character's costume test, but...

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Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer and More Go Gun Crazy in Wild 'Free Fire' Trailer

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 05:38

If you like movies that are largely confined to one space, boy do we have something for you. It's the first trailer for Free Fire, the new movie from Kill List and High-Rise director Ben Wheatley. When we first saw the cast list, which included Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor and Noah Taylor, we knew it would be a special movie. Wheatley bringing all those talented people to the same set is bound to result in must-watch material. At the time we...

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Watch Ben Affleck in Gangster Mode for Terrific First 'Live by Night' Trailer

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 05:36

Ten years ago, Ben Affleck resuscitated his sagging movie career, first by giving a finely tuned performance as George Reeves (also known as Superman) in Hollywoodland and then the following year by making Gone Baby Gone, a moody mystery that was his directorial debut. While Affleck is still best known as an actor, the films he's directed since then have reflected his growing talents and ambitions. The Town showed he could handle action as well as atmospheric drama and Argo introduced a...

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News Briefs: Meryl Streep and J.J. Abrams to Team for 'The Nix'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 20:12

The Nix: Meryl Streep will star in a small-screen series based on Nathan Hill's popular novel The Nix. The book is centered around a mother who grew up in the hippie era; she becomes famous after she throws rocks at a conservative presidential candidate, prompting her estranged son to pen "a scathing profile" of her in a bid to get out of debt. Streep will also produce the project in partnership with J.J. Abrams, who is expected to direct some of the episodes. [Deadline]  ...

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The Director of 'The Darkness' Explains Why Its Original Ending Horrified Audiences

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 13:07

Australian director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek, Rogue) is known for making horror movies that don't exactly shy away from the gruesome stuff. If you like horror movies, but get a bit squeamish when the violence hits a certain limit, his movies typically aren't for you. If that is the case, McLean's latest movie, The Darkness, may finally land in that genre sweet spot for you.  Starring Kevin Bacon (Tremors) and Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), The Darkness is McLean's first...

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Exclusive Trailer: Principal Pranking in 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 09:00

No talking, no laughing, no ball in the hallway, no... going to the bathroom?! Rafe Katchadorian (Griffin Gluck, above right) is in middle school, he's mad as hell and he ain't gonna take it anymore -- he's had it up to here with the creativity-stifling rulemongering of his principal and teachers. What's a teenage boy who hates authority to do? Well, break every rule on campus, of course, which he sets out to do with a crew of classmates all tasked with various...

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We've Got the Scoop on Daniel Radcliffe's Next Role and It's a Doozy

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 08:32

Daniel Radcliffe could spend the rest of his life sitting by a pool doing nothing but collecting checks from his Harry Potter work and nobody would really blame him. That sprawling franchise consumed his childhood; it'd be all right if he took some time off to enjoy his adulthood. That's not what Radcliffe is doing, though. He's throwing himself head first into more acting work, taking on unique, challenging roles. This year alone he's played an FBI agent who goes undercover...

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Watch Will Smith Accidentally Summon Death into His Life in First 'Collateral Beauty' Trailer

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 07:39

If last year's hit horror movie Krampus taught us anything it's that you should never write letters to mythical figures. Will Smith's character in Collateral Beauty, sadly, never learned that lesson. If he had, he may never have written a letter to Death and accidentally summoned the eternal lord into his life. While that sounds like a killer pitch for a horror movie, the first trailer for the new movie from the director of The Devil Wears Prada is far from terrifying. It...

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Learn the Haunting True Story Behind 'The Disappointments Room'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 07:36

Like many horror movies, The Disappointments Room is at least inspired by a true story. The premise involves a secret room in the attic of an old house, which its new residents discover has a dark history. Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido and Duncan Joiner play the family that moves in and finds the locked-up space, eventually learning that a "disappointments room" was where people would hide away a disabled child. In the film, which is directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia),...

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News Briefs: Reese Witherspoon Touted for Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 20:23

A Wrinkle in Time: Reese Witherspoon (Hot Pursuit, above) and Mindy Kaling are in negotiations to star in A Wrinkle in Time, to be directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma). If things work out, they would join Oprah Winfrey in supporting roles as supernatural beings who help a young girl searching for her missing scientist father. Jennifer Lee (Frozen) wrote the script, based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic book for children. [Heat Vision]   Untogether: Jamie Dornan (Fifty...

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5 Fun Facts Behind the Scenes of 'Moana'

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 07:24

Disney’s Moana doesn’t sail into theaters until Nov. 23, but the filmmakers recently offered a sneak peek at the creative process behind the upcoming CG-animated film. The movie tells the story of an ambitious 16-year-old Pacific Islander girl who, against her father’s wishes, sets out on an ocean voyage to save her people. Along the way she teams up with Maui, a demigod voiced by Dwayne Johnson, and battles a host of foes including the Kakamora, a ruthless band of...

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A 5,000-Year-Old Murder Mystery Is Being Turned into a Movie

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 06:26

If we exclude stories from the Bible, what is the oldest true story to be made into a movie? There are prehistoric tales adapted from archeological knowledge, but "Otzi the Iceman" might turn out to be the earliest real person to receive a biopic. He lived in the Austrian Alps about 5,300 years ago and wound up so well preserved for the past five millennia that scientists have been able to construct a narrative of his life and, more surely, his death. His mummified remains show...

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Musical Buzz: Rebecca Ferguson to Join Hugh Jackman's 'The Greatest Showman on Earth'

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 06:19

Movie musical La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is currently generating a lot of buzz on the festival circuit ahead of its theatrical release on December 2. It's the latest example of the increasingly rare musical designed for the big screen, but it's not the only one. For example, Rebecca Ferguson has just been cast in The Greatest Showman on Earth, a musical that is expected to begin production this fall, according to Variety. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron,...

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News Briefs: Daniel Radcliffe to Star in 'We Do Not Forget'

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:20

We Do Not Forget: Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto will star in We Do Not Forget, inspired by a real-life battle between a group of activist hackers and a Mexican drug cartel. Zach Helm  (Stranger Than Fiction) wrote the script and will direct. Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) is one of the producers. [Deadline]   Shanghai Dawn: Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are in talks to star in Shanghai Dawn, to be directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). If things work out,...

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A Dad's Take on Date Night: Fall 2016

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 09:00

There once was a time when we went out whenever we wanted, even on weeknights. We were young and alive, the world was our oyster, and all the things we took for granted. Date night didn’t require a greeting card, weeks of planning, or the hiring of help. It was Tuesday, and it lasted well past midnight. Then, fourscore weeks and nine months later, priorities shifted, arguably for the better. Midnight became a cry in the night rather than a long good-bye, and parenthood, as a concept,...

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Fall 2016 Family Movie Guide: Something for Everyone

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 09:00

Whew, that incredibly fun and terribly exhausting experience called summer is (almost) over.  And now, fall ushers in a hamster-wheel schedule of "gotta do": school, sports, arts, extracurricular activities, etc. Make sure you schedule some "wanna do" family fun as well, like these fall films:   The Wild Life. It’s Robinson Crusoe as observed by the animal inhabitants of the island where the castaway is shipwrecked. Thankfully, controversial...

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Little Pirates Will Love This Taste of 'The Wild Life'

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 09:00

  The Wild Life tells the tale of a shipwrecked Robinson Crusoe and his dog, Aynsley. While stranded on the island he finds foes in the local wild life, but also befriends a parrot, goat, tapir, porcupine and more. Together, they learn to rebuild life on the island. If stranded on a deserted isle, playing with your food should be a hobby born out of necessity. This fruit boat is the perfect way to serve up tropical fruits for a party or just for a healthy snack. Enjoy with your...

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From 'La La Land' to 'A Monster Calls,' the Biggest Movies Heading to the Toronto International Film Festival

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 07:20

Happy September! We’ve arrived at one of the best times of the year for movies, and with the Toronto International Film Festival readying to premiere some of the more talked-about films of the remaining year, our movie-obsessed eyes now turn to them for all the juiciest news and reviews and interviews. Fandango will once again be on location in Toronto this year, bringing you lots of great coverage. Here’s our Toronto International Film Festival primer to help get you up to...

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