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Key and Peele to Star in First Feature Film Together

October 20th, 2014 By

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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, better known as the sketch comedy duo of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, have found a home for their first joint film project, Keanu. The pair will start production on Keanu next spring for New Line Cinema, Deadline reports.

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IFC Films Picks Up ‘Time Out of Mind’

October 20th, 2014 By

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IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Time Out of Mind, the latest drama from director Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart).  The film, written by Moverman and Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener), stars Richard Gere.  It made its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, where it made a strong critical impression.  Since then, the film has become something of festival darling, sparking strong notices at film festivals in New York, the Hamptons, and Rome. Read more…

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Movie Review: ‘Camp X-Ray’

October 20th, 2014 By

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There are few government facilities as controversial as the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.  Its history is as sordid as it is veiled in secrecy.  Camp X-Ray hopes to provide a peek behind the curtain, focusing on the damaged humanity of both those imprisoned and those who guard over them.  It’s a character driven film, helmed by two strong performances.  Unfortunately, saddled with an unimpressive script and misguidedly narrow set of ideals, this film buckles under its own sentimentality. Read more…

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Weekly Trailer Roundup – 10/13/14 Thru 10/19/14

October 20th, 2014 By

Welcome to the Weekly Trailer Roundup, where we count down the top five trailers released in the past week, “top” being defined any way we want to at the moment…exciting, ridiculous, best, worst…

These are the trailers that, for one reason or another, you should be paying attention to.

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There are many ways a trailer can try to sell an audience on a film. It can use clever editing, picking out the right lines of dialogue and pieces of action to show (and the right ones to hide), blending music, images, and sounds, together until the trailer becomes a work of art unto itself. And, if all else fails the trailer can just plaster quotes from people who already saw the film across the screen. So, today we’re honoring trailers that let the critics tell you to see their films (so they don’t have to). Read more…

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‘Ant-Man’ Script Rewritten by Paul Rudd, Adam McKay

October 20th, 2014 By
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After some discord in getting the film off the ground, Ant-Man‘s script has received a rewrite from the star, Paul Rudd (This Is 40), and writer Adam McKay (Machine Gun Preacher, Anchorman), promising major improvements.

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Deadpool’s Return Heralds X-Men Movie Universe

October 20th, 2014 By

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It appears that the X-Men will be getting the same kind of all-encompassing Hollywood treatment that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) created. With a Deadpool movie coming in early 2016, followed by the highly-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypsethe executive producer of the film franchise has confirmed that a larger universe is at play. Read more…

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Scarlett Johansson Looking at Live-Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’

October 18th, 2014 By

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In the same article reporting on the casting for DC and Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad film, Deadline also mentioned the potential casting of Scarlett Johansson in a live-action adaptation of another comic book. Masamune Shirow’s comic Ghost in the Shell was adapted into a critically acclaimed animated film in 1995. Read more…

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Guillermo del Toro Lays Out Timeline for ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel(s)

October 18th, 2014 By

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In an interview with Collider  director Guillermo del Toroprovided a status update for Pacific Rim 2.

We got the first draft of the movie now, and we are going to spend another 4-5 months on the screenplay before we start pre-production.  We start pre-production next year in August-September and start shooting November-December next year. Read more…

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Check Out the Trailer for Leighton Meester, Ben Barnes Thriller ‘By the Gun’

October 18th, 2014 By

By the Gun is a crime drama following Ben Barnes (Dorian Gray) as the young Bostonian Nick Tortano, who while making his way through the ranks of the Italian mafia is forced to question his beliefs and loyalties after entering into a relationship with Leighton Meester’s (The Roommate) Ali Matazano. The film also stars Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs) as the mafia’s kingpin. Directed by James Mottern (Trucker), with a screenplay by first-time writer Emilio Mauro, the film will be released on December 5 in theaters and VOD later this year. Read more…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Teams Up With Netflix for ‘Virunga’ Documentary

October 18th, 2014 By

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way is the latest big-name entity to team up with Netflix for film distribution. They are looking to release Orlando von Einsiedel’s documentary Virunga, an investigative journalism project following the gorilla population in the African Congo and the brave individuals putting themselves at risk to save them in the middle of an ongoing civil war.

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