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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Watch: Extended International Trailer for Iñárritu's 'Birdman' Movie

52 minutes ago
"That's what I'm talking about - you're Birdman!" Fox Searchlight has unveiled an extended (nearly 3 minutes long!) new trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, which will be getting a centerpiece unveiling at the Venice, Telluride and New York Film Festivals. Michael Keaton stars as washed up actor Riggan Thomson, who once played the character Birdman, struggling to figure out meaning to his life when he decides to put on one last show. Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan and Zach Galifianakis all co-star with Keaton. This trailer is more straightforward than the last one, telling more of ... by Alex Billington

They're Real! First Trailer for 'SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water'

1 hour 2 minutes ago
"Those guys must work out." They have returned. Nickelodeon has unveiled the first official trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, the sequel to the hit SpongeBob SquarePants movie from 10 years ago. This first trailer introduces us to the story, the pirate villain, and the concept behind why they end up in real life as 3D CG animated characters. The cast is all back including Tom Kenny as SpongeBob (and Gary the Snail), Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick, Rodger Bumpass as Squidward, plus yes, Antonio Banderas as Alameda Jack, and Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs. I will say ... by Alex Billington

Jamie Foxx to Lead Mike Tyson Biopic by 'Wolf of Wall Street' Writer

Yesterday
After having his head tattooed in Horrible Bosses, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx will end up getting one on his face next. Variety has word that Foxx will be getting into the boxing ring to play iconic boxer Mike Tyson in a biopic that will be written by "Boardwalk Empire" creator and The Wolf of Wall Street scribe Terence Winter. The film will be produced by Rick Yorn, who also happens to be Foxx's manager, and it will be shopped to a studio once the entire package is put together. But the real question is how will Foxx, at 47 years ... by Ethan Anderton

'Guardians of the Galaxy' LEGO Video Gets Marvel Seal of Approval

Yesterday
We're just a couple days from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy blowing everybody away on the big screen, making what used to be just an obscure comic book title into a household name. And to give one last push to the film starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista along with the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, the comic book studio has unleashed a cool LEGO version of a TV spot for the cosmic adventure by Marvel/LEGO fan and YouTube star Forrest Whaley. It's pretty damn impressive, and it makes me want to go out and get ... by Ethan Anderton

Watch: Three Shorts from Jameson First Shot Starring Uma Thurman

Yesterday
For the past few years we've been highlighting an annual filmmaking contest called Jameson First Shot, which has allowed budding filmmakers to get their chance to break into Hollywood working with the likes of actor Kevin Spacey and producer Dana Brunetti. The contest from late last year have completed production on their films and all three are now available for viewing. Each one stars Uma Thurman in a new role, and they're each quite fun. The Mundane Goddess follows the story of Hera, queen of the Greek Gods, who seeks answers from a therapist about her boring home life. The ... by Alex Billington

Alex Kurtzman in Line to Direct Universal's Reboot of 'The Mummy'

Yesterday
Following news that Transformers franchise producer and writer Alex Kurtzman would team with Fast & Furious franchise writer Chris Morgan to producer a film universe that would bring together all of their classic Universal monsters like Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon, it turns out the former will have an even bigger role in the production. THR reports Kurtzman is in final talks to direct the reboot of The Mummy at Universal after Andy Muschietti fell away from the project, and some small details about the project have surfaced, revealing that this will be the first Mummy film in ... by Ethan Anderton

Simon West is Intereseted in a 'Con-Air' Sequel Set in Outer Space

Yesterday
Just a couple weeks ago, we celebrated Con-Air day (find out what that means here), and now director Simon West has revealed that he has interest in a sequel to the 1997 action thriller starring Nicolas Cage. However, his idea for a follow-up sounds absolutely insane, and the kind of insane that just might get people into theaters. Speaking to ScreenDaily, The Expendables 2 director said, "I would do it if it was completely turned on its head. Con Air in space, for example – a studio version where they’re all robots or the convicts are reanimated as super-convicts, or ... by Ethan Anderton

First Look: Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine & More Head 'Into the Woods'

Yesterday
Very soon Disney will release the first trailer for their adaptation of fairytale mash-up stage musical Into the Woods, but in the meantime, we finally get some more first look photos to join the singular glimpse at the film that featured Meryl Streep as an ugly witch. This time there's photos of Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her prince, Johnny Depp as the the Wolf, James Corden as the baker, Emily Blunt as the baker's wife, and many more. Could this inspire the return of live-action musicals at The House of Mouse? It's about time they ad a ... by Ethan Anderton

Read Tom Hiddleston's Thank You to Joss Whedon for 'The Avengers'

Yesterday
The main reason that most people know the name Tom Hiddleston is because of his turn as Loki, the mischievous brother who was introduced in Thor, and came to terrorize The Avengers in the unprecedented superhero assembly in 2012. The actor is well-aware of this fact, and has always been thankful and passionate when it comes to his role in the Marvel films. And if you really want to know just how thankful the British actor is for his role that director and writer Joss Whedon gave him, than you'll want to read the thank you letter he sent to ... by Ethan Anderton

Tarantino, Nolan, Apatow, Abrams Join Together to Save 35mm Film

Yesterday
Hooray for filmmakers! On the same day as Christopher Nolan's birthday, news hits that Kodak has struck a deal with Hollywood movie studios to keep 35mm film alive. For now. The Wall Street Journal is reporting a big story that actually names some names saying that film production at Kodak is being saved thanks to a few filmmaker "lobbyists" who pushed the studios to make this deal. Officially numbers will be announced soon, but Kodak has partnered with the studios to "buy a set quantity of film for the next several years" even though they may not use it all, ... by Alex Billington

TGB Episode 197: What is The Rock Cooking (Guest: Liam O'Donnell)

Yesterday
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Liam O'Donnell of Hydraulx Entertainment to talk about their latest picks of the week and much more. For the main topic of the night the guys spend some time discussing the film career of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in honor of Brett Ratner's interpretation of Hercules in theaters this past weekend. The guys talk over some of his best and worst career moves as he transitioned back and forth from the ring to the screen and remained the People's Champ through it all! They also ... by Tim Buel

Must Watch: Third Trailer for Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi 'Interstellar'

Yesterday
"Rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light." Paramount has unveiled the astonishing third trailer for Christopher Nolan's ambitious science fiction journey Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey. This trailer does show quite a bit, so if you want to stay completely fresh it's better to just enjoy the images for now. Everything about this looks spectacular, from the emotional journey to the visuals and progress through the wormhole. The Oscar caliber cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley and John Lithgow. If you're prepared for the experience ahead, then fire up ... by Alex Billington

Zooey Deschanel Tweets 'Rock the Kasbah' Set Photo with Bill Murray

Yesterday
Late last fall, we got word that Bill Murray would be teaming up with Rain Man and The Natural director Barry Levinson for a film called Rock the Kasbah. The film stars Murray as a burned out music manager who goes to Afghanistan on the USO tour with his last remaining client. But when he finds himself abandoned, broke and without a passport, he finds a young girl with a remarkable voice and stows her away back to Kabul for a chance to compete on "Afghan Star," which is the equivalent of "American Idol" in Afghanistan (there's actually a great ... by Ethan Anderton

Watch: David Rosenbaum's Android Sci-Fi Short Film 'The Trail's End'

Yesterday
What if Bonnie and Clyde was re-envisioned as a sci-fi? That's sort of the idea behind this mesmerizing new short film uploaded to Vimeo titled The Trail's End, from up-and-coming director David Rosenbaum. The short presents a sort of sci-fi prequel to Bonnie and Clyde, with androids going on the run from the law. It premiered at the LA Shorts Fest, has some solid VFX work and sleek cinematography, not to mention an interesting premise playing on a classic story we all know. Rosenbaum is a commercials director and worked on VFX at Digital Domain. He'll definitely be getting jobs ... by Alex Billington

Look at Roman Epic Storyboards By an 11-Year Old Martin Scorsese

Yesterday
Today we all know Martin Scorsese as the director of acclaimed films like Hugo, The Wolf of Wall Street, GoodFellas, Taxi Driver, Mean Streets and the Best Picture winning The Departed. But at a young age, Scorsese had a taste for Roman epics, and he actually drew some incredible storyboards to illustrate what his film would look like. These drawings popped up in David Thompson's incredible book Scorsese on Scorsese, but now they've been posted in great quality online. These are super impressive for an 11-year old kid, and what's even more awesome is that at this young age, Scorsese ... by Ethan Anderton

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