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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

First Showing

Official US Trailer for Ruben Östlund's Dark Comedy 'Force Majeure'

46 minutes ago
"An ice cold knockout." Easily one of my favorite films of the year, Force Majeure from Swedish director Ruben Östlund is an entertaining dark comedy that everyone has been falling for once they get the chance to see it. Johannes Bah Kuhnke & Lisa Loven Kongsli star as the parents of a family on a skiing vacation in the French alps. When a freak avalanche causes the family to scramble for survival, it screws up the rest of their trip and things only seem to be getting crazier. As much as it may not sound like tons of fun, or ... by Alex Billington

Another New Trailer for Gabe Polsky's USSR Hockey Doc 'Red Army'

1 hour 22 minutes ago
"I was happy kid. I play game. I play hockey." Sony Classics has unveiled their official US trailer for Gabe Polsky's documentary Red Army, about hockey player Viacheslav "Slava" Fetisov and the monstrous USSR hockey team during the Cold War. The doc has been playing at film festivals–see the first trailer–all summer, from Cannes to Telluride, and will be hitting US theaters in January next year. In the meantime, this trailer has arrived to remind you that this doc is awesome and you will want to see it, even if you're a big hockey nerd and know this story already. ... by Alex Billington

Alternate Trailer for 'The Guest' Should Convince You to See It Now

1 hour 30 minutes ago
Today, Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett's latest thriller The Guest hits limited theaters, and if it's playing nearby, you need to make sure to see it. But if for some reason you're not convinced yet, Hobo with a Shotgun director Jason Eisener was commissioned to cut an alternate trailer that shows off how slick, fun and bad ass this indie thriller really is. Dan Stevens is likely going to be a big star, even if this movie doesn't do the trick, and you can see how charming, dashing and fantastic he is just in this brief trailer. Seriously, it's a ... by Ethan Anderton

'Pride & Prejudice & Zombies' Lands Former 'Doctor Who' Matt Smith

2 hours 14 minutes ago
The cast of the adaptation of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, which much like the monsters in the period romance remix novel has refused to die, is already full of some great up-and-coming stars. Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth are all starring in the film from Igby Goes Down and 17 Again director Burr Steers. Now one more familiar face from across the pond has joined the cast, and any sci-fi fans who weren't interested in the project already might start paying attention. THR reports former "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith has landed a ... by Ethan Anderton

'Paranormal Activity 5' Gets Title, Flips Dates with 'Scouts vs. Zombies'

3 hours 40 minutes ago
Originally, the next film in the Paranormal Activity franchise was slated to be released this fall, but that's clearly not happening. Instead, Paramount Pictures is releasing the film on March 13th, 2015, taking the release date originally meant for their horror comedy adventure Scouts vs. Zombies. The latter film will now be bumped up for release on February 20th, 2015. In addition, Deadline says the film will be titled Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. But where will the story go, especially after Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which seemed to be a spin-off, actually tied directly to the original. ››› Continue ... by Ethan Anderton

'Casino Royale' Director Taking on Relativity's 'Hunter Killer' Adaptation

4 hours 10 minutes ago
Director Martin Campbell hasn't really had much to brag about since being at the helm of Casino Royale in 2006, even though he tried his best with Edge of Darkness starring Mel Gibson and the infamous comic book bomb Green Lantern. But maybe he'll get back on track with Hunter Killer, the developing adaptation of George Wallace and Don Keith's novel Firing Point. The Wrap reports Campbell is now on board to direct the film for Relativity, which previously had director Antoine Fuqua attached to direct with Gerard Butler starring back in 2011. But it appears both names fell away ... by Ethan Anderton

Matthew McConaughey Gazes at the Cosmos on 'Interstellar' Poster

5 hours 28 minutes ago
Following the recent poster for Christopher Nolan's promising sci-fi drama Interstellar that shows Matthew McConaughey on another planet glimpsed in the powerful trailer from not too long ago, another poster has popped up. This one features McConaughey standing alongside Mackenzie Foy, who plays his daughter in the film as their farmhouse, staring up at the starry sky. Forget the fact that it seems to be dusk on Earth and the sky wouldn't look like that, it's still a great contrast of imagery for a poster. We're wondering if the debut of these posters means there's another trailer on the horizon ... by Ethan Anderton

Paul Greengrass & Matt Damon's New Bourne May Not Come Quickly

6 hours 13 minutes ago
Just a couple days a go, we learned that Universal finally rounded up Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon to get together another film for the Jason Bourne franchise that kicked off in 2002 with The Bourne Identity. At the time, it was reported that the film would replace the previously set release of The Bourne Legacy sequel directed by Justin Lin and starring Jeremy Renner on July 16th, 2016, pushing back the spin-off franchise to an unknown time. However, it sounds like all these factors are still up in the air as producer Frank Marshall was asked about the status ... by Ethan Anderton

David Fincher Chats Up '20,000 Leagues' & More in Playboy Interview

6 hours 42 minutes ago
There are many great filmmakers that are captivating subjects to speak with, to learn what inspires them, what makes so gifted at telling stories. One such filmmaker is David Fincher, who I have had the honor of interviewing once before. This time for Gone Girl promotion, Fincher was interviewed by Playboy and the results are incredible. Despite the magazine's otherwise dirty content, Playboy actually conducts some of the best interviews around and they always go into depth on life and love and career. That's the case with Fincher, and this is one great interview worth highlighting. Especially because he talks ... by Alex Billington

Watch: Alan Rickman Stars in Mesmerizing, Creepy Short Film 'Dust'

6 hours 53 minutes ago
Who doesn't love Alan Rickman? You may change your mind after this short, though not likely. Rickman played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series, but is also an accomplished stage and TV actor and has appeared in films like Dogma, Galaxy Quest, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sense & Sensibility, Love Actually, Alice in Wonderland as the Blue Caterpillar, Bottle Shock, Lee Daniels' The Butler and CBGB. He stars in this short titled Dust, from co-writers/directors Ben Ockrent & Jake Russell, that will freak you out at first. Once you get it, and once you figure out what's going ... by Alex Billington

Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema Recruited by MI6 for 'Bond 24'

7 hours 18 minutes ago
Here's your dose of awesome news for the day. After working on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Spike Jonze's Her, cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema is set to work on Eon's Bond 24 next. With shooting confirmed to start in December this year despite script delays, production is coming together and that includes solidifying the crew for the next Bond movie. We know that Sam Mendes from Skyfall is back at the helm, which is also great news. But instead of bringing back Roger Deakins, who earned another Oscar nomination for his work on Skyfall, Mendes is working with Hoyte van Hoytema ... by Alex Billington

One More Trailer for Robert Downey Jr.'s Family Drama 'The Judge'

7 hours 19 minutes ago
"You're just a boy from Indiana who's gonna do whatever he has to do to pretend that's not true." Following mixed reviews out of TIFF earlier this month, the family drama from Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin likely won't have any problems pulling in the older demographic when it hits theaters next month. Even the younger folks who know Robert Downey Jr. from Iron Man might check this one out, no matter how melodramatic it may seem. This latest trailer is the best one yet, but it still feels far too in your face with the drama, even if the ... by Ethan Anderton

Watch: Cinefix's Brief History of Guns, Sex & Censorship in Cinema

7 hours 33 minutes ago
By now, many of you should be familiar with the ineptitude and inconsistency that comes from the ratings systems that has been created by the Motion Picture Association of America. If you're not, watch the documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated, and then come back. Because right now we're going to look at the long history of censorship on film, and how the MPAA's rating system has become a subtle part of censoring films that the general audience isn't really aware of. A new video from CineFix dives into the progression of sex and violence in film and how ... by Ethan Anderton

'Boardwalk Empire' Star Jack Huston Takes Lead in 'Ben-Hur' Remake

8 hours 1 minute ago
After flirting with Tom Hiddleston for the lead role in MGM & Paramount's remake of the classic epic Ben-Hur, Deadline reports the studios have instead picked up "Boardwalk Empire" star Jack Huston to take the title role in the film directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Leading up to his casting, Huston actually could have ended up playing Messala, the close friend of Judah Ben-Hur who becomes his nemesis, but the director decided Huston was better suited for the lead role. Now the search is still on to find an actor to play Messala, but that announcement shouldn't ... by Ethan Anderton

Dan Aykroyd Thinks Future of 'Ghostbusters' Can Apply Marvel Model

8 hours 34 minutes ago
Following the death of Harold Ramis, the script for Ghostbusters 3 was meant to be rewritten to compensate for his absence on-screen. But sometime after, it sounded like the original plan for just another sequel having the old team of Ghostbusters passing the torch on to a new generation might be abandoned in favor of a reboot that would follow an all-female cast, with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig behind the camera. However, that new approach could be part of a bigger plan Dan Aykroyd says is coming together behind the scenes to give the world of Ghostbusters the Marvel universe ... by Ethan Anderton

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