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Ben Wheatley Will Direct Action Film ‘Free Fire’

October 25th, 2014 By
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Director Ben Wheatley

Having worked in the genres of horror (Kill List), thriller (A Field in England), and comedy (Sightseers), director Ben Wheatley is now ready to tackle the action genre with Free Fire. According to Screendaily, the film is set to begin production in spring 2015. In addition to being the English director’s first action film, Free Fire will also be Wheatley’s first film set in the United States. Read more…

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Check Out the Red Band ‘Nightcrawler’ Trailer

October 24th, 2014 By

Halloween is almost here, and with it Dan Gilroy’s Nighcrawler. Though the Jake Gyllenhaal-headed film doesn’t fit squarely into the horror genre, it at least seems to be, if nothing else, a bit creepy – it does deal with invasive journalism and murder. One of the critical quotes in the new red band trailer even calls it “frightening” – and if you can’t trust words surrounded by quotation marks in movie trailers, what can you trust?

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New Featurette for ‘Into the Woods’ Realeased as the Holiday Season Nears

October 24th, 2014 By

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday movies coming out in the next few months, and that includes the Stephen Sondheim adaptation Into the Woods starring an ensemble of Hollywood royalty. Read more…

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2014 Savannah Film Festival to Shine a Light on Must-See Documentaries

October 24th, 2014 By

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The 2014 Savannah Film Festival begins on October 25th with a heavy focus on documentaries, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The fest, running through November 1st, is set to feature 8 docs that are drawing big Oscar buzz. Read more…

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Let’s Talk About…’St. Vincent’

October 24th, 2014 By

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The following contains spoilers for St. Vincent. You have been warned.

Bill Murray is back on the big screen, and in a leading role for the first time in two years (Hyde Park on Hudson). He’s already showed up in supporting roles this year in capacities both somewhat surprising (a fighting art historian in The Monuments Men) and less so (a perennial Wes Anderson favorite, he’s not easily forgotten despite his limited screen time in  The Grand Budapest Hotel). Now it’s leading the charge as a crotchety old neighbor in Ted Melfi’s St. Vincent. It’s a pity that we didn’t think to mine the comparisons to Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, but James Tisch and I found plenty to discuss with Mr. Murray, the movie’s plot, and more.

Tim: So we’ve both now seen St. Vincent, but we didn’t see it together and we haven’t had a chance to discuss initial impressions yet. I’m curious to get a baseline: what did you think of the movie?

James: I enjoyed the film for the most part, sometimes despite my better judgement. The script seemed all over the place with characters that all seemed to be in different movies, but there’s such a likeability to the actors and the performances that I found myself getting into it, even though I was fully aware I was being manipulated while watching. Read more…

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Check Out the First Trailer for the Third ‘Insidious’ Film

October 23rd, 2014 By

With the success of James Wan’s 2010 horror film Insidious and its 2013 followup Insidious: Chapter 2, all audiences had to do was wait to see what a third chapter of the franchise would be like. Well, the wait is over; Insidious: Chapter 3‘s trailer is out. Read more…

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‘Methuselah’ Film Gets a Writer

October 23rd, 2014 By
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Methuselah Producer David Heyman

With the fervor currently surrounding biblical movies, the film Methuselah has finally gotten a writer. First broken by Variety, Zach Dean has been chosen to pen the screenplay for the movie about the longest-lived man in the Bible. Read more…

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‘Against the Sun’ Set to Premiere Early Next Year

October 23rd, 2014 By

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Now with a distributor and a trailer already released, Against the Sun, the film about three World War II airmen lost at sea is bound for a wide audience. Starring Tom Felton (the Harry Potter series), Jake Abel (The Host), and Garret Dillahunt (The Scribbler), as three men who crash in the South Pacific with no land for miles and miles around. Read more…

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Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Adds Chiwetel Ejiofor

October 23rd, 2014 By

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The ever expanding cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian has just added three more impressive names. Headlined by Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), the film has also added Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Mackenzie Davis (That Awkward Moment), Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Charlie Kaufman Rewriting ‘I.Q. 83′ With Steve Carell Set to Star

October 23rd, 2014 By

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Writer-director Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich) will take the long-awaited adaptation of the Arthur Herzog science fiction novel I.Q. 83 into his own hands with the help of Steve Carell (Get Smart), reports Deadline. The story follows geneticist Dr. James Healey (Carell) and his group of scientists, whose failed DNA experiments result in an airborne virus with the power to lower the I.Q. of the entire population, leading to zombie-esque behavior. This film has been twenty years in the making. Read more…

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