Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced Including Group Picture

The cast of Star Wars Episode VII has been officially announced including the publication of a picture of the cast during their first script reading session: The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Does Whatever A Franchise Can

  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cast and Crew: Directed by: Marc Webb Written by: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci (screenplay) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx   The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Plot Synopsis: Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.   The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Review […]

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Watch: ‘The Walking Dead’ Prologue Teases Second Half of the Season and Introduces a New Villain

Just following last night’s mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead,” AMC aired a two-minute scene promoting the second half of the season. Though the scene doesn’t reveal too much, consider this a spoiler alert for those who aren’t caught up with the season.
The scene opens with Daryl, Abraham and Sasha quietly driving down an empty road when suddenly they run into a nefarious looking gang of armed bikers blocking the road. Things get heated when one of the bikers demand Daryl and his crew to step out their vehicle and join them on the side of the road — and that’s when Negan’s name is introduced. Though it’s the first time the character’s name has been mentioned on screen, the character has been teased for a couple of weeks now in ongoing reports. “Supernatural” actor Jeffery Dean Morgan has reportedly signed a deal with AMC to play the villain, though he won’t make an official appearance until the season finale next year.

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Christopher McQuarrie confirms he’s on board for Mission: Impossible 6

Rumors started swirling a few weeks back that writer/director Christopher McQuarrie may return to the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise after his stellar job on ROGUE NATION, and it looks like some level of involvement has been confirmed by the man himself. Taking to Twitter to announce it, McQuarrie had the following to say:

Mission: Accepted #MI6
— ChristopherMcQuarrie…
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Watch: Will Peter Jackson Direct ‘Doctor Who’? Peter Capaldi Drops a Hint

In a video posted to his verified Facebook page, Peter Jackson has announced that he may be directing an upcoming episode of “Doctor Who.”

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In the video, as the acclaimed director polishes his four Oscar statuettes, he talks to his daughter about Steven Moffat’s insistent pestering that Jackson direct the long-running British sci-fi series. Suddenly, the Doctor himself appears with an urgent BBC contract in need of immediate signature from the director.

If what we see in the video (or at least parts of it) are true, then it seems that the Oscar-winning director of the “Lord of the Rings” series is going to direct one of the longest-running TV shows of all time. Fans of “Doctor Who” and Tolkien rejoice!

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Darren Aronofsky and French Artist JR Collaborate for Climate Change Art Project

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In Paris, where marches are currently prohibited due to security concerns, two artists have collaborated to give hundreds of people a public voice in the fight against climate change. French artist JR, who recently directed the short film “Ellis,” and Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan,” “Requiem for a Dream”) have collaborated on an art project called “Standing March,” which was projected on Paris’ Assemblée Nationale last night and will be seen again tonight.

Officials are currently meeting in Paris as part of the COP21 conference, where world leaders hope to reach an agreement that will keep global warming between two degrees Celsius. JR and Aronofsky’s video projection features over 500 participants showing their support for meaningful progress to be made at the conference. Both artists have personally voiced their support…

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Closure Images Released

ABC has released new images from this week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., titled “Closure.”In “Closure,” Ward’s campaign for revenge brings the S.H.I.E.L.D. team to their knees, and Coulson proves he will do anything to settle the score.Check out the images in the gallery below.Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET … …read more

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Watch: Dating Troubles Abound in Exclusive ‘Portrait of a Serial Monogamist’ Trailer

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A new trailer has been released for “Portrait of a Serial Monogamist” that teases all of its modern revisions of the well-worn romantic-comedy genre. Written and directed by John Mitchell and Christina Zeidler, “Portrait of a Serial Monogamist” stars Diane Flacks as Elsie, a woman with a long string of broken hearts behind her.

Elsie breaks up with her longtime girlfriend in order to move on to a new romantic pursuit, something she has a hefty reputation for. Elsie faces off against a large slew of problems that plague the modern dater, including disapproval from family, conflicting advice from friends and a healthy mixture of guilt, regret and a little bit of hope that the newest relationship will actually work out.

An honest look at the predicaments that serial daters find themselves in, “Portrait of a Serial Monogamist” will be released on January 22 in Los…

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Watch: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Actually Have Sex in ‘Portlandia’ Season 6

After five full seasons of platonically sleeping in separate twin beds, “Portlandia’s” Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are finally going where no fan thought they would go before – they are going to have sex.

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In the third episode of “Portlandia’s” sixth season, Fred and Carrie will get intimate in exactly the way you would expect: For Carrie, this means “eyes closed, arms out,” and for Fred, this means being aroused by a New Yorker article on farmers’ markets.

The IFC comedy will return to its sketch format after Season 5’s departure into a more anthologized exploration of Portland’s quirky and alternative residents. “Portlandia” Season 6 premieres on IFC January 2. Check out the clip above.

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Explore the frontier in this new Revenant TV spot and a gallery of images

For those of you living under a rock, THE REVENANT is Alejandro Inarritu's latest in which Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar! I jest, of course. We all know that coudn't possibly happen. Seriously though, he should just be handed the damn thing judging from the trailers alone. Speaking of, we have a new TV spot showcasing the 1820s' story of frontiersman Hugh Glass (DiCaprio)…
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Christopher McQuarrie Confirms He’s Directing Mission Impossible 6

It looks like Ethan Hunt’s IMF is back in action and bringing back writer-director Christopher McQuarrie for Mission Impossible 6.Confirmed via tweet by McQuarrie (which could self destruct in 5 seconds), this comes as welcome news for Mission Impossible fans. Considering Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has made over $680 at the worldwide box office, it was … …read more

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‘The Secret Life of Lance Letscher’ Goes Inside the Mind of Work of a Collage Artist

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The Secret Life of Lance Letscher

Logline: A portrait of collage artist Lance Letscher, as he segues from intricate colorful paper collages to a large outdoor metal mural in one of Austin’s most recognizable business districts, South Congress Ave.

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An internationally renowned artist, Lance Letscher, has recently been commissioned to install a large metal public art installation in the heart of the South Austin district. Abandoning his usual intricate paper collage work, this quirky artist sets out on a journey to find his new…

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‘Rock The Kasbah’ is Forbes’ Least Profitable Film of the Year

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If you didn’t get your fill of turkey this Thanksgiving weekend, check out 2015’s biggest box office turkeys with Forbes’ list of the 10 worst performing movies of the year. With big headlining names like Bill Murray, Chris Hemsworth, Sean Penn and Johnny Depp, it’s clear that star power wasn’t enough to guarantee box office success in 2015.

Unsurprisingly, the reviews for each film on the list were largely negative, and many, including the #1 film on the list, were universally blasted by critics.

Here’s the full list of box office flops. Check out Forbes to see the numbers.

Least Profitable Films Of 2015
1. Rock The Kasbah
2. The Gunman
3. Blackhat
4. Unfinished Business
5. Jem & The Holograms
6. Self/Less
7. American Ultra
8. We Are Your Friends
9. Aloha
10. Mortdecai

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Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2016 Competition Lineup

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The 2016 Slamdance Film Festival has announced its 2016 lineup for its Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competitions. The festival will feature a total of 20 independent films from around the globe, including 12 narrative features and eight documentaries. Every title featured represents a directorial debut produced with a budget of less than one million dollars.

“The standard of DIY filmmaking around the world is the highest we’ve seen, and the diversity of storytelling is the most we’ve experienced,” said Slamdance states co-founder and President Peter Baxter. “With a record breaking number of submissions to select from, the narrative and documentary feature lineup has never been so competitive or as exciting to program.”

The full list of films is as follows:

Narrative Features

“All the Colors of the Night”
Directed by Pedro…

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Greg Berlanti and Peter Roth Reflect on Television at Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media is holding a series of “Paley Dialogues” that go in depth with the best in television. This past week, the dialogue included Peter Roth (President and Chief Content Officer for Warner Brothers Television Group) and Greg Berlanti (Executive Producer of the hit CW series “Arrow,” “The Flash” and CBS’s “Supergirl”). […]

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Spider-Man Will Have Secret Identity & Film In Atlanta Says Tom Holland

Traditionally, superhero films and television series went to great lengths to conceal the identity of the superhero, however, when Marvel introduced their Cinematic Universe they went against the grain by making it a non-issue, focusing their attention elsewhere. While that has worked for most of their superheroes, it doesn’t necessarily work for all of them, […]

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Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard All Turned Down Offers To Direct EPISODE I??

Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard All Turned Down Offers To Direct EPISODE I?? Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! Here’s something you won’t find on the “Phantom Menace” Wikipedia page. While promoting “In The Heart of the Sea” on Josh Horowitz’ Happy Sad Confused podcast, Ron Howard revealed that […]

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‘The Leftovers’ Tom Perrotta on Taking Kevin to the ‘Other Side’ and If There Will Be a Season 3

Many want to find the split between Tom Perrotta and his partner in crime Damon Lindelof. While Perrotta wrote the book (literally) on “The Leftovers,” Lindelof has been tasked with running the show alongside the novelist-turned-screenwriter. What they’ve created is nothing short of landmark television; a show so challenging some can’t bear to accept its […]

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MIchael B Jordan Would Gladly Suit Up as a Super Hero again

On the Bill Simmons Podcast (via ComicBookMovie), he recently had a lengthy interview with actor Michael B. Jordan. While the interview was primarily there for Creed, his new critically-acclaimed film in theaters this weekend, Jordan also talked about what was basically the exact opposite experience, Fantastic Four.Jordan, of course, dealt with issues directly from casting […]

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Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be ‘Sylvio,’ ‘Paper Chase’ or ‘The Day Before the Wedding’?

[Editors Note: Project of the Week is presented in partnership with BlackMagic Design, one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology.] The winning filmmaker will become a candidate for November Project of the Month. That winner will receive a BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve 12 License and will be in the running for […]

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Capone sits down w/ Robert Rodriguez to talk about his Stallone episode of ‘The Director’s Chair’

Capone sits down with Robert Rodriguez to talk about his Sylvester Stallone episode of ‘The Director’s Chair’ Read the full article on AICN Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. In addition to being the director of many a franchise (SPY KIDS, EL MARIACHI, MACHETE, SIN CITY), filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is now a television mogul. Almost […]

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