Menacing New 'Transformers 4' Vehicle Might Hint at Potential Villain

Transformers - Motor Master

Another day, another vehicle has been revealed for Transformers 4, courtesy of director Michael Bay. While this one doesn't have a particular identity revealed, when you see the picture of the new vehicle below, we think you'll agree with the theories around the web that this is likely a new Decepticon villain, and it might even be one of the more iconic Transformers from the history of the toys and cartoons. Bay introduces the vehicle as if he's selling it, "The adventure continues to transform with a very different offering from Daimler Trucks North America…the imposing 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner."

 Posted June 28 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Watch: A Video Tour of LACMA's Exceptional Stanley Kubrick Exhibit

LACMA Stanley Kubrick

Over the last few months, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (aka LACMA) has been host to a stellar filmmaking show called The Authorized Stanley Kubrick Exhibition. Unless you live in LA or visited recently, most are probably jealous of any friends who have posted photos of all the cool stuff on display. It's a beautiful exhibit featuring tons of props, scripts and everything inbetween for almost all of the legendary Stanley Kubrick's films. It primarily focuses on Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001 and Barry Lyndon, though all of them are represented. For those who can't make it (since it shuts down in LA this weekend), a fan created a 3-part video tour of the entire exhibit. Check it out below.

 Posted June 28 in Cool Stuff, To Watch | Comments

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg Reuniting for 'American Desperado'

Mark Wahlberg

After teaming up for the Universal Pictures war drama Lone Survivor, director Peter Berg and actor Mark Wahlberg are looking to collaborate again, this time on a crime thriller called American Desperado. Deadline reports the script comes from William Monahan (The Departed) and is based on Jon Roberts (the focus of Cocaine Cowboy) and Evan Wright's non-fiction book of the same name. The book comes from a series of conversations taking place over three years, chronicling Roberts' time as a gangster in New York City, working for the CIA and also smuggling drugs and cash for the infamous Medellín drug cartel. Whoa!

 Posted June 28 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments Closed

Ryan Reynolds Taking Over 'Mississippi Grind' from Jake Gyllenhaal

Ryan Reynolds

Late last summer, Jake Gyllenhaal was linked to Mississippi Grind, the story of a younger gambling addict who teams up with a down-on-his-luck gambler with crippling debt and takes a trip through the South with the hopes of winning back all that has been lost. However, the actor has now fallen away from the project, and now Deadline reports Ryan Reynolds is taking the lead in the film from Half-Nelson duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck writing and directing. This could be exactly what Reynolds needs if R.I.P.D. fails miserably, especially following the not-so-well-received comic book adaptation of Green Lantern.

 Posted June 28 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments Closed

Warner Bros. Delays Fantasy Adaptation 'The Seventh Son' Yet Again

The Seventh Son

Well, that's not a good sign. After originally dated for release this past February, Warner Bros. delayed the Legendary Entertainment production of The Seventh Son, an adaptation of The Last Apprentice (or The Wardstone Chronicles) book series by Joseph Delaney, to an October release date. Now Variety reports the film is being delayed again and is getting pushed into the dreary release month of January 17th, 2014. That early of a release is where movies usually go to die. It's not surprising since all we've seen are a couple of first look photos with no sign of a teaser trailer or any real promotion yet, so the studio must be worried.

 Posted June 28 in Movie News | Comments

Watch: First Teaser for Chapter 1 of Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Nymphomaniac

"How does an ordinary bag of chocolate sweets become a symbol of sexual victory?" As expected, the first teaser has arrived for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. We usually have a policy against "clips" of footage, but this is more of a teaser and part of the incredibly unique promo they're doing for this film. Gainsbourg isn't in this footage yet, instead it's a tease for Chapter 1: The Compleat Angler (full chapter list) of this life story about a nymphomaniac and her erotic experiences. It is an odd clip, but the perfect first little tease. And if you get uncomfortable, just think of a bag of chocolate sweeties.

 Posted June 28 in Indies, To Watch | Comments

Review: 'White House Down' Bursts with Typical Emmerich Action

White House Down

This year has been a rough year for the White House. Other than the actions of Cobra, two films feature central premises of terrorists taking the building over and a lone agent attempting to rescue the President. The Antoine Fuqua-directed Olympus Has Fallen was rough around the edges, but Roland Emmerich - he who brought us Independence Day and 2012 - has a different approach for White House Down. More in tune with the summer blockbusters around it, it's an incessant barrage of dumb fun, an action film that would have been perfect in the 90s. If that's your thing, your brain has already been checked at the door.

 Posted June 28 in Review | Comments

Joel Edgerton Joining Michael Shannon for Jeff Nichols' New Sci-Fi

Joel Edgerton

Last month, Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty) held his own against Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, and Warner Bros. seems to be interested in keeping him around the lot as Variety reports the actor is now in talks to join the new untitled sci-fi film from Mud and Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols. Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) is already on board to lead the film which is being kept under tight wraps for now. The only details that have surfaced describe the film as "a present day sci-fi chase film," which sounds completely different than anything Nichols has done in his indie filmmaking past. Read on!

 Posted June 28 in Casting, Development, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

Pixar Animation Plans to Pull Back on Number of Sequels Produced

Pixar Animation

One of the more prominent complaints about Pixar Animation over the past few years is their sudden fascination with revisiting their films by way of sequels. The animation house stationed at Disney has always produced stellar original work, but some fans feel that their efforts in the sequel department, with the exception of Toy Story, haven't been up to usual quality standards. It sounds like Pixar has been listening as a recent conversation Pixar's presdient Ed Catmull had with BuzzFeed indicated that they will significantly scale back the number of sequels that go into production and focus more on original ideas.

 Posted June 28 in Animation, Movie News, Pixar | Comments

Sir Ian McKellen Completes Filming on Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'

The Hobbit

Right now director Peter Jackson is busy finishing up production on The Hobbit trilogy as the release of The Desolation of Smaug this winter inches closer and There and Back Again waits patiently to finish the adventure in 2014. Well, today one of the principal cast members finished filming and Peter Jackson felt it was necessary to commemorate the time Sir Ian McKellen spent on set as Gandalf with a farewell photo. After all, McKellen will have been Gandalf for six films when all is said and done, and may not end up playing the wizard again. Jackson said, "Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I'm feeling very sad right now." See the photo below!

 Posted June 28 in Hobbit, Photos | Comments

Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Digs Deep in Stellar New 'Prisoners' Trailer

Prisoners

"Someone has to make him talk, or they're gonna die." If the first trailer for the new drama Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't good enough, another spectacular preview of the film is here with a new full length trailer. This one gives some more time to supporting actor Terrence Howard, and focuses more on Gyllenhaal as he tries his hardest to find two missing little girls. Though the bumper should have just come at the end of the trailer rather than popping up with a decent amount of time left, this movie still looks like a phenomenal drama, and a great way to inch towards awards season this fall.

 Posted June 27 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Paramount Pictures Begins New 'Terminator' Trilogy in June of 2015

Terminator

As if the year 2015 wasn't already crammed with big films like The Avengers 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2 and hopefully Star Wars: Episode VII, another big franchise is arriving that summer. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures have just announced that they will be releasing Terminator on June 26th, 2015. However, the film is not exactly Terminator 5 as once thought as the press release calls it a rebooted movie and the first in a stand-alone trilogy. Despite recent confirmation from Arnold Schwarzenegger, there's no mention of the iconic actor in the announcement.

 Posted June 27 in Development, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

Sony Pictures Lands 'Captain Planet and the Planeteers' for Big Screen

Captain Planet

Nearly two years ago, it was revealed that Cartoon Network was teaming with Transformers franchise producer Don Murphy and his Angry Filmworks production banner for an adaptation of the environmentally sound 90's cartoon series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Now Sony Pictures is getting in on the action as Heat Vision reports the studio is in final negotiations to pick up the rights to the series which follows a group of young people called The Planeteers who combine their special powers to summon Captain Planet, an environmental superhero, to battle the world’s worst eco-villains. More below!

 Posted June 27 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Leonardo DiCaprio & Jamie Foxx Reuniting and They 'Mean Business'

Leonardo DiCaprio / Jamie Foxx

After facing off in Django Unchained last year, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are looking to get back on the big screen together again for Warner Bros. recently acquired crime thriller Mean Business on North Ganson Street. The studio just purchased the rights to S. Craig Zahler's crime novel of the same name, and the author will adapt his own book which is currently looking for a publisher. It must be pretty damn good to already have the attention of Warner Bros. and names like Foxx and DiCaprio, the latter also acting as a producer through his Appian Way production banner. So what's this story all about? Read on!

 Posted June 27 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

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