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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

First Showing

First Look: Bradley Cooper in Fatigues for Winter's 'American Sniper'

1 hour 8 minutes ago
Nearly two months ago we learned that Clint Eastwood's adaptation of American Sniper would sneak into this years awards race with a limited release on Christmas Day before it goes wide in the middle of January. Now the hype machine on the film is starting with the first photos from the film starring Bradley Cooper. Based on an autobiography by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the book recalls the soldier's own time spent as deadliest American sniper ever, called "The Devil" by the enemies he hunted and "The Legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers. Expect a trailer sometime soon too, but for ... by Ethan Anderton

'Maze Runner: Scorch Trials' Adds 'Insurgent' and 'Mud' Stars to Cast

1 hour 50 minutes ago
The forthcoming sequel Maze Runner: Scorch Trials recently gained a "Game of Thrones" cast member as the main villain in the film, two more new characters have been cast. First of all, to clarify, only Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster have been confirmed to return in the sequel that sees the group of teens outside of the deadly maze and now faced with a new set of challenges for survival in a futuristic world ravaged by devastation and disease. Now THR has two separate reports revealing that Rosa Salazar (who will be seen in Insurgent) and Jacob Lofland ... by Ethan Anderton

Ben Affleck May Lead 'The Accountant' Thriller for Warner Bros. Next

4 hours 9 minutes ago
After directing the Best Picture winning Argo for Warner Bros., it seems like actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck is getting comfortable over there. His next directing gig is supposed to be Live by Night at the studio whenever he's done with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (also at Warner Bros.), and now he's lining up another starring role over there too. Variety reports Affleck is currently in talks to lead the action thriller The Accountant, based on an original script by Bill Dubuque, the man responsible for writing The Judge staring Robert Downey Jr. Warrior director Gavin O'Connor is ... by Ethan Anderton

Watch: Fun First Trailer for '21 Years: Richard Linklater' Documentary

4 hours 41 minutes ago
"There's no slacker in that slacker!" We've been patiently waiting for this one. There's a documentary about filmmaker Richard Linklater being released this fall (in November) titled simply 21 Years: Richard Linklater, looking back at the first 21 years in his directing career - from Slacker to Boyhood. The doc features interviews with everyone from Matthew McConaughey to Jack Black to Jason Reitman to Kevin Smith, and many of them pop up in this trailer. It's perhaps mere coincidence that Linklater seems to be having a landmark year, with Boyhood in theaters now, Before Midnight still getting love, and all ... by Alex Billington

Screening Guide + Theater List for 'Interstellar' Arriving Early on Film

5 hours 14 minutes ago
It's official - after scooping the early release news yesterday, a press release today confirms that Christopher Nolan's Interstellar will be released two days early. Screenings will begin on Tuesday, November 4th starting at 8PM all over the world (info on tickets here), mostly in 70mm IMAX locations. The press release reveals that many locations, including 35mm film and digital IMAX, will be screening starting November 5th before the full opening on Friday, November 7th. To compliment the announcement, the official site is now updated and includes a guide for the formats that Interstellar is available in. Most movie fans ... by Alex Billington

Kevin Hart Joins Colin Firth for The Intouchables' American Remake

5 hours 28 minutes ago
A remake of the hit French film The Intouchables has been brewing since 2012 when Chris Tucker was in talks to take the role originated by Omar Sy and British actor Colin Firth was rumored to be attached. Since then directors like Tom Shadyac and Paul Feig have been linked to the project, but we're not sure who's supposed to get behind the camera now. However, a report from French site Allocine (via The Playlist) reports that Firth is still in the film, and comedian Kevin Hart will be taking the co-starring role. Does that mean this is going to ... by Ethan Anderton

Is Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski's Next Project 'Indiana Jones 5'?

5 hours 51 minutes ago
Well, here's something that's interesting and a little bit flimsy all at the same time. Ever since Disney picked up the rights to Indiana Jones from Paramount Pictures to complete their acquisition of properties from Lucasfilm, there have been rumors of both continuing the adventure with Harrison Ford or maybe rebooting the franchise with someone like Bradley Cooper. Neither option has proven to have any solid development, but there's a curious mention of Indiana Jones 5 in a Variety article (via SlashFilm) that gives a crash course in cinematography from some of the top names in the business, and one ... by Ethan Anderton

First Trailer for 'The Mule' Starring Hugo Weaving & Leigh Whannell

7 hours 35 minutes ago
"Do something with this shitty life of yours before it's too late!" Damn this looks good. We've been waiting ages to see a trailer for this Australian film called The Mule, about a drug mule who gets into the wrong shit. Angus Sampson (who also co-wrote and co-directs this film) plays Ray Jenkins, who ingests a bag of drugs while in Thailand and attempts to enter Australia. He's caught, but it's not necessarily by the police, with everyone coming after him as soon as he arrives. Hugo Weaving and Leigh Whannell co-star, along with John Noble. This looks great, like ... by Alex Billington

Fourth & Final Trailer for Nolan's 'Interstellar' + Kip Thorne Featurette

8 hours 6 minutes ago
"Is everybody ready to say goodbye to our solar system?" It's almost time, we're so close. Don't watch this trailer! But here it is anyway! One more fourth and final trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar has debuted, to push this movie to new heights as it prepares for launch in early November. Given we've seen three trailers so far and a handful of TV spots, there's no need to watch this final trailer - it shows too much and it's better to just go in and experience the movie fresh at this point. However, we have also included a brand ... by Alex Billington

Watch: James Marsh's 'Theory of Everything' Second Trailer Arrives

8 hours 31 minutes ago
Awards season is upon us, with Gone Girl being the first big release that will likely end up a contender at the Golden Globes and Oscars next year. And that also means we're going to get more and more trailers for the films vying for attention from The Academy this winter. So here we are with the second trailer for The Theory of Everything, the chronicle of the early work and life of Stephen Hawking as he falls in love, but suddenly becomes crippled by a debilitating disease. Our own Alex Billington said Eddie Redmayne is "phenomenal as Hawking, taking ... by Ethan Anderton

Bill Hader, Josh Gad & More Lead Voice Cast for 'Angry Birds' Movie

9 hours 20 minutes ago
Though it feels like the hype and love for the mobile game turned merchandising machine Angry Birds has died down, the animated feature film is still coming to theaters on July 1st, 2016 with Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly directing the film for Rovio Entertainment. And today, Rovio finally revealed the full voice cast, and there's a lot of familiar faces from "Saturday Night Live" and other assorted comedy stars bringing the frustrated little birds to life. Taking the lead roles will be Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBridge, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph and Peter Dinklage, but there's a slew ... by Ethan Anderton

The Plagues Have Arrived in 'Exodus: Gods & Kings' Second Trailer

9 hours 57 minutes ago
"There was a prophecy that our leader would be born to liberate us. That leader is you, Moses." Following the teaser trailer earlier this year, the second full trailer for Ridley Scott's Biblical epic Exodus: Gods & Kings has arrived, and it's epic in every sense of the word. The first trailer seemed to be holding back, but this one paints a beautiful picture of two brothers forced to become enemies. Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton are putting in great performances here, even if the latter's orange skin is a little off-putting, and the scope of this film is huge ... by Ethan Anderton

Watch: Impressive VFX Breakdown for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

10 hours 12 minutes ago
In just a couple weeks, you'll be able to bring home X-Men: Days of Future Past on Blu-Ray and DVD, and while you'll be able to check out a slew of featurettes going behind the scenes of this past summer's time traveling blockbuster, you won't find this little gem on there. A visual effects breakdown from Digital Domain (via io9) has surfaced online, showing off the impressive work done in post-production. Though I wish there was explanation about what we see and how it's done, there are some cool tidbits, like seeing how each scale on Mystique's body moves when ... by Ethan Anderton

Watch: Shower Buddies Unite in Third Trailer for 'Horrible Bosses 2'

Yesterday
"There they are! They're my Shower Buddies!" Warner Bros has posted yet another trailer for Sean Anders' sequel Horrible Bosses 2, starring everyone's favorite goofballs: Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day. This time they go to battle against Chris Pine who plays a "slick investor", with the always-cunning Christoph Waltz in the mix, too. Of course, Jamie Foxx is back and so is Jennifer Aniston, keeping things interesting as always. Before this we featured a teaser trailer and another full trailer for the sequel that has another wacky kidnap plot that probably won't go as planned. It looks fun, ... by Alex Billington

'Zombieland 2' is Back to Life with Ruben Fleischer Directing Again

Yesterday
It's been nearly four years since we heard anything solid about Zombieland 2, and the project was once thought to be in the immediate future of director Ruben Fleischer, but there hasn't been any real progress. The project was assumed dead, but Deadline reports the sequel is now back to life, and Fleischer is returning to direct. As for the script, Dave Callaham (The Expendables, Doom) is tackling the project, coming off a story credit on this summer's successful return of Godzilla at Legendary Pictures. However, it should be noted that Fleischer doesn't have a deal to direct yet, though ... by Ethan Anderton

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