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'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' Gets an M.C. Escher Poster

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

The teaser trailer for this winter's sequel Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb arrived this past summer, and now 20th Century Fox has unveiled a new poster for the film starring Ben Stiller. It's certainly one of the better posters we've seen for the franchise as it takes the ensemble cast that includes Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Rami Malek and more, and puts them into an M.C. Escher style image with staircases that don't seem to end. Yes, Robin Williams is in the poster too (this is one of his final performances) and you can even spot a tiny Steve Coogan and Owen Wilson if you scan carefully. Look!

 Posted September 22 in Hype, Posters | Comments

'Maze Runner' Sequel 'Scorch Trials' Set for a September 2015 Release

Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

After topping the box office this past weekend with an estimated $32.5 million opening weekend, the young adult sci-fi adaption The Maze Runner starring Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario has done well enough for 20th Century Fox for them to move forward with a sequel. THR reports the studio has set Maze Runner: Scorch Trials for release on September 18th, 2015. The film will be based on the second book in James Dashner's book series, and while the title seems odd, considering the fact there are no mazes in the sequel story, it's simply brand recognition so people who aren't familiar with the books.

 Posted September 22 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Franco & Rogen Join the CIA in New Red Band 'The Interview' Trailer

The Interview

"I got some questions for that goat." At the beginning of the year, The Interview was one of my most anticipated films of 2014. But I'll admit to being more than underwhelmed when the teaser trailer debuted. It just didn't look that funny, and the trailer went for style over comedic substance. But all that changes, and this finally looks like a comedy to get excited about in a new three-minute red band trailer that lays out the story and all the raunchy humor you'd expect from Seth Rogen and James Franco. There seems to be tons of celebrity cameos just like This is The End too. Free your mind, and the rest will follow. Watch now!

 Posted September 19 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Elle Fanning & John Hawkes in Jazzy Trailer for Sundance's 'Low Down'

Low Down

A few more films that premiered at Sundance at the beginning of the year are still trickling into theaters, and while some are absolutely incredible with lots of buzz like Whiplash (arriving next month), others don't seem to have the same hype. Low Down is one of those films, and the trailer seems to indicate why. There's praise in the trailer for the performances, but if the trailer is any indicator, this indie seems to meander around the story of jazz pianist Joe Albany (John Hawkes) from the perspective of his young daughter (Elle Fanning) as she watches him contend with his drug addiction in the 60s and 70s. Glenn Close, Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones") and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers also star in the film. Watch?

 Posted September 19 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Angelina Jolie to Direct Elephant Poaching Drama 'Africa' at Skydance

Richard Leakey

As we wait for Angelina Jolie's sophomore directing effort Unbroken to hit theaters this winter, the actress turned filmmaker is moving quickly from project-to-project. We just got some first look photos from her next directorial effort, By the Sea, which stars her husband Brad Pitt, and now Deadline reports she's been lined up to direct Africa, an elephant poaching drama set up at Skydance Productions. With a script from Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) the film follows paleo-archaeologist Richard Leakey and his battle with ivory poachers in Kenya in the 80s as hunters gravely threatened the African elephant population. Read on!

 Posted September 19 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Does This New IMAX Poster for Nolan's 'Interstellar' Show Too Much?

Interstellar

We've seen not one, not two, but three official new posters for Christopher Nolan's fall release Interstellar, and it's starting to be a little too much. In fact, despite the fact that the first poster that debuted this week showed Matthew McConaughey on another world (which we've seen glimpsed in the most recent trailer), we think this last poster might just be overkill. We already know the space crew goes to another world, but this one shows them on a planet full of water. Or maybe it shows them on Earth after they've returned and the world is flooded. It won't ruin the movie, but does it give a little too much mystery away? Here's hoping this IMAX poster is the last one before the film gets released later this fall. Look now!

 Posted September 19 in Hype, Posters | Comments

'Fury' Director David Ayer Circles DC Comics' Villainous 'Suicide Squad'

Suicide Squad

Looks like we know one more of one of the many projects Warner Bros and DC Entertainment want to bring to the big screen with their release schedule staked out through 2020. THR has just reported that Fury director David Ayer is currently circling an adaptation of Suicide Squad, based on the DC Comics property of the same name. This was one of several projects David Goyer was said to begin developing late last year along with Booster Gold, Deathstroke and Team 7. Justin Marks was previously attached to write the script in 2009, but has lain dormant since Batman v. Superman and Justice League began swirling.

 Posted September 19 in DC, Development, Movie News | Comments

Indie Somali Pirate Drama 'Fishing Without Nets' Debuts New Trailer

Fishing Without Nets Trailer

"These waters are my home. But now, our nets are coming up empty." This outstanding film is one of the best discoveries of Sundance this year, a riveting and extremely well-made thriller called Fishing Without Nets, filmed in Africa following Somali pirates. Fishing Without Nets is the feature debut of up-and-coming filmmaker Cutter Hodierne, adapting his own short film into a full-length feature using mostly non-actor locals. I caught this at Sundance and was very moved by it, one of those films that has stuck with me ever since then. This is a fantastic trailer giving you just a glimpse of the story in the film, as well as the complex character development that makes it better than expected. I strongly recommend giving this film a chance.

 Posted September 19 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Stephen Colbert Tries to Pitch Films at Comic-Con in Cosplay

Stephen Colbert

This summer's final Comic-Con panel for The Hobbit trilogy from Peter Jackson featured a special treat in that it was hosted by J.R.R. Tolkien fanatic and late night faux political pundit Stephen Colbert. It featured a passionate speech praising and appreciating what Jackson had done with Lord of the Rings and has attempted to continue with the preceding story of The Hobbit that will conclude this winter with The Battle of the Five Armies. But what was Colbert doing the rest of the time at Comic-Con when he wasn't hosting the Middle-Earth film panel? He revealed his hilarious antics from San Diego last night. Watch!

 Posted September 19 in Comic-Con 14, Humor, To Watch | Comments

Astrid Berges-Frisbey is Guinevere in Guy Ritchie's New 'King Arthur'

Astrid Berges-Frisbey

With "Sons of Anarchy" and Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam set to play the title role in Guy Ritchie's medieval flick Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, it's time to get the royal warrior his leading lady. And Deadline reports it will be French actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey taking the role of Guinevere, a character who has been a love interest, warrior and betrayer in previous incarnations of King Arthur's tales. This is a potentially big role for the actress since there's a plan for a story from Joby Harold that could span six films. And since Guinevere is a big part of Arthur's history, you can bet she'll stick around. Read on!

 Posted September 19 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Billy Crystal & Jimmy Fallon Reminisce About the Late Robin Williams

Billy Crystal & Jimmy Fallon

After giving a heartfelt Emmy tribute to his friend and comedic partner in crime Robin Williams, fellow comedian Billy Crystal stopped by "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, and they both reminisced about the legend we lost. Both Fallon and Crystal each share stories involving Williams and his wild antics, including a bus trip to the Kennedy Center with Martin Short, Rob Reiner, Jon Lovitz, Danny DeVito and Williams himself making fun of some of the bad movies he made, which launched a whole series of jokes from the rest of the bus. It's hilarious but bittersweet, and you can tell Crystal really misses his good friend.

 Posted September 19 in To Watch | Comments

Director Rian Johnson on Creative Freedom in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

Rian Johnson / Star Wars

If you've been paying attention to the development of the revival of the Star Wars universe with a new trilogy and cohesive multimedia plans promising endless stories in a galaxy far, far away, then you already know Looper director Rian Johnson is on board to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. Well, recently Johnson sat down on The Talkhouse podcast to chat with director Terry Gilliam, in promotion of the latter director's film The Zero Theorem (in limited theaters this weekend). But the discussion eventually turned to Johnson's experience with Lucasfilm so far, and the pressures and creative freedom on Star Wars.

 Posted September 19 in Hype, Movie News, Star Wars | Comments

Ang Lee Next Directing 'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk' for TriStar

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk / Ang Lee

Director Ang Lee never seems to surprise me with the kind of films that he takes on. He's taken on some rather eclectic films from Life of Pi most recently to Taking Woodstock, Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Lust Caution and even the less than stellar adaptation of Hulk. He was expected to take on a boxing drama that was going to be shot in 3D, but it's taking awhile to get the budget, visual effects team and whatnot together, so Deadline reports he's taking on an adaptation of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, a book by Ben Fountain that focuses on the heroic survivors of a battle in the Iraq War.

 Posted September 19 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Andie MacDowell Joins 'Magic Mike XXL,' No Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey / Andie MacDowell

Sorry to disappoint fans of Magic Mike, but The Playlist has confirmed that Matthew McConaughey won't be back for the sequel Magic Mike XXL. So all you lawbreakers will just have to settle for the return of Channing Tatum. Though he's not the only returning cast members since Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello are also coming back. There's supposed to be more, but director Greg Jacobs wouldn't say anything else. But then came reports from Variety and Deadline that some ladies were getting in on the fun with Groundhog Day star Andie MacDowell and The Matrix Reloaded star Jada Pinkett-Smith joining.

 Posted September 19 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

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