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Monday, March 2, 2015

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TGB Episode 2.03: The Oscars, Neill Blomkamp and The Three S's

40 minutes ago
On this new episode of The Golden Briefcase 2.0, Tim and Jeremy touch on this past week's Academy Awards (winners list here), share some Picks of the Week and then touch on a variety of topics including Lucio Fulci films (hence the image), Neill Blomkamp's Alien remake, Fantastic Fest horror film Spring (read Jeremy's review / watch the trailer) and so much more. They also touch on the notion of awards shows during their Oscar talk and discuss views on them in general and their place in today's world. Send us topic suggestions, arguments, links, or whatever you want, and ... by Tim Buel

Reports Claim Drew Goddard Will Write & Direct New 'Spider-Man'

1 hour 57 minutes ago
This is moving fast. Our friends at Latino Review are reporting a big scoop that apparently Disney/Marvel are keen on hiring Drew Goddard for the new set of Spider-Man movies. If you recall, a few weeks ago it was confirmed officially by Marvel that Sony & Disney have partnered up and agreed to share rights to the Spider-Man character. This means that Spidey can appear in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (and rumors are he'll appear in Captain America 3: Civil War, if not sooner) and that Spidey will also get a new series of movies (throwing out everything established ... by Alex Billington

One More Ridiculous Red Band Trailer for 'Get Hard' with Will Ferrell

2 hours 17 minutes ago
You better check yo-self before you wreck yo-self! Warner Bros has unleashed a red band version of a trailer through Kevin Hart's Facebook for the upcoming comedy Get Hard, co-starring Kevin Hart & Will Ferrell. We've seen a number of trailers for this wacky comedy already (watch the latest), which borders on being a bit too racist for my own tastes, even though I get that it's all about the trashy humor. The concept is supposed to be about preparing Will Ferrell for prison, but seems to go overboard with sketches and wacky setups involving Kevin Hart. At least he ... by Alex Billington

Ethan Hawke is Joining Antoine Fuqua's 'Magnificent Seven' Remake

2 hours 37 minutes ago
Another interesting casting development with regards to the completely unnecessary Magnificent Seven remake in the works. Variety is reporting that Ethan Hawke is one of the latest actors to join the ensemble cast lining up for this western. MGM, who released John Sturges' original Magnificent Seven in 1960, is developing this remake and currently has Antoine Fuqua set to direct. Fuqua previously directed Hawke and Denzel Washington in Training Day in 2001, and the two actors will be re-uniting with Fuqua for yet another project now over 10 years later. While this remake is pointless, at least the cast doesn't ... by Alex Billington

Check Out Laurent Durieux's New 'The Godfather: Part II' Art Print

3 hours 8 minutes ago
"When he grows, he will grow strong." Better than Part 1? It's an endless debate… Which is better - The Godfather: Part 1 or Part 2? Well, if you're partial to Part 2, you might want to take a look at this. French artist Laurent Durieux has created a new screen print for Francis Ford Coppola's iconic 1974 sequel The Godfather: Part II. Odd City Entertainment will be releasing the print in limited quantities starting this week, including a special edition printed on wood (!) with 12 colors that will go for $300. Again, might be worth it if you're ... by Alex Billington

First Trailer for Gren Wells' 'The Road Within' Starring Robert Sheehan

3 hours 28 minutes ago
"What if we die?" "Well what if we live?!" There's only one way to find out! What a charmer. WellGo USA has released a trailer for Gren Wells' indie comedy The Road Within, about three friends who escape from a psych center and go on a three-day journey out into the wilderness. Robert Sheehan stars as Vincent, who has Tourette's, and he is joined by Zoë Kravitz and Dev Patel in the cast. The adults are played by Kyra Sedgwick and Robert Patrick, an odd duo that will probably end up together by the end. I haven't heard much about ... by Alex Billington

Watch: Official US Trailer for Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome to New York'

5 hours 57 minutes ago
"It's a crime… that I want to feel young?" Ah, mais oui, Gérard Depardieu! We've seen a UK trailer for this previously, but another one should be more than enough to satisfy. IFC Films has debuted the official US (meaning MPAA-approved) trailer for one of Abel Ferrara's latest films, Welcome to New York, starring Gérard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset and Paul Calderon. Depardieu plays a billionaire with ultimate money and power, who is driven by a "frenzied and unbridled sexual hunger". I'm not sure if I'm that into this film's lavishness, but that is quite a way to sell it. The ... by Alex Billington

'Hawkeye' Next to Get an 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Character Poster

6 hours 23 minutes ago
Up next in the series of character posters for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner. The actor revealed his new poster via his on Twitter account, @Renner4Real, and only added "the official #Hawkeye character poster." We're now only two months away to the release of Age of Ultron, which means the clock is ticking down and we're getting closer and closer by the day. I dig the new spray paint red logo, which seems to be a US-only thing. Other character posters for Thor, Black Widow, Nick Fury and Hulk have appeared already. Stay tuned ... by Alex Billington

See the Original 'Whiplash' Short Film Damien Chazelle Made First

6 hours 46 minutes ago
At the Academy Awards last weekend, a couple of little Sundance indie sensations won big awards. One of them was Whiplash (the other was Boyhood), written and directed by Damien Chazelle who was named multiple times by winners including J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Actor) & Tom Cross (Best Editing). The film also won Best Sound Mixing, taking home a total of three Oscars. It has been a long journey for Chazelle, as he first premiered Whiplash as a short film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. That short got him the financing to make the feature, and the rest is ... by Alex Billington

Another New TV Spot for 'Furious 7' Highlights All the Crazy Action

7 hours 27 minutes ago
I can't stop thinking about just how crazy everything looks whenever I see footage from Furious 7. And I know "crazy" can be derogatory when overused, but they actually use it in the trailer! "This takes crazy to a whole 'nother level!" Yes, indeed it does, Tyrese. And you know what, I'm down for it. Dwayne Johnson tweeted about this new "trailer", which is just another new TV spot for Furious 7 from this past weekend. There's not much new footage, but it is all about the action as one last reminder that this is coming up. Furious 7 stars ... by Alex Billington

Watch: Maggie Smith Stars as 'The Lady in the Van' in First Trailer

Yesterday
"Would you like to push me up the street?" Today's trailer selection is for an adaptation of a play about an elderly woman named Mary Shepherd who lived in a battered car on the driveway of the writer Alan Bennett for 15 years. Oscar winning actress Maggie Smith plays Miss Shepherd, a character she has played before on stage and on the radio, and she looks like quite a hoot. She's joined by Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett, with appearances by Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Jim Broadbent, Frances de la Tour and a few others. The film won't be released ... by Alex Billington

Leonardo DiCaprio Enters 'The Crowded Room' with 24 Personalities

Yesterday
Later this year, we'll probably see Leonardo DiCaprio enter the awards race again with the lead role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Revenant (get a first look right here). But it sounds like he's got another potential awards contender finally coming together after trying to get the project off the ground for nearly two decades. The Crowded Room is a real life drama about Billy Milligan, the first person to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a defense in a court of law. Sounds like a compelling enough story, and making the story more rich is the fact that Milligan ... by Ethan Anderton

Warner Bros. Turning Animated 'Adventure Time' into Feature Film

Yesterday
The wild and wacky journeys of Finn and Jake are heading to the big screen. Deadline has word that Cartoon Network's hit animated series Adventure Time is being developed by the channel's sister company Warner Bros. Pictures for a feature film adaptation. The LEGO Movie co-director and producer Chris McKay and Roy Lee are producing the film, so it's bound to be great. For those who don't know, the series follows a 12-year old boy named Finn and his talking dog best friend Jake who go on endless quests to protect their beloved Land of Ooo, usually from the Ice ... by Ethan Anderton

'MacGruber' Sequel is Still 'Priority #1' According to Star Will Forte

3 days ago
It's been about six months since we had an update on the progress of MacGruber 2, a sequel that surprisingly has some legs even though the film bombed hard at the box office. The "Saturday Night Live" feature adaptation of the late night sketch parody of "MacGyver" has gained quite a following on home video though, and star Will Forte and writer/director Jorma Taccone have been at least slowly writing a sequel. And since Forte is currently doing the rounds for his new show "Last Man on Earth" on Fox (which you should watch because Phil Lord & Chris Miller ... by Ethan Anderton

Sound Off: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa's 'Focus' - Your Thoughts?

3 days ago
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It's about distraction. It's about focus. Now in theaters is the latest movie starring Will Smith, titled Focus, co-starring Margot Robbie of The Wolf of Wall Street. Smith plays Nicky, a con man in the midst of his latest scheme who is thrown for a loop when an accomplished femme fatale from his past shows up. Focus comes from the directors of Crazy Stupid Love and I Love You Phillip Morris, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and the cast also includes Adrian Martinez, Gerald McRaney, Rodrigo Santoro and BD Wong. So ... by Alex Billington

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