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Gareth Edwards Confirms Godzilla 2 Return, Reveals Sequel’s Monsters

26 July 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though the biggest Comic-Con event of the day so far has unquestionably been Zack Snyder’s unveiling of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Legendary’s news today about Godzilla personally excites me much more. At Comic-Con, the studio has revealed that Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards (who’ll next helm a Star Wars spinoff) will be back on board for Godzilla 2, and that the sequel is going to boast a lot more of the big green lizard monster himself.

As you can see from the tweets below, Legendary has big plans for the Godzilla franchise – and after Edwards’ film did gangbusters at the box office, why shouldn’t it? The box office returns for Godzilla indicated that there’s still a big appetite for this series:

Gareth Edwards confirms he will be back to direct Godzilla 2! #LegendarySDCC #Sdcc

— Legendary (@Legendary) July 26, 2014

Classified Monarch footage being revealed… »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Comic-Con: Sneak Peek at the Teen-Angst Time-Travel Movie Project Almanac

26 July 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

At Comic-Con late Thursday night, Paramount held a surprise sneak peek of its upcoming found-footage time-travel film Project Almanac, from first-time feature director Dean Israelite and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. Originally scheduled for release back in February, it was postponed until January of 2015 to give Paramount and MTV Films time work out a marketing strategy. Some of that strategy will no doubt be based on the response of the select Comic-Con audience at this screening, which was generally positive despite the late hour (it started just after 11:00 pm).  Hit the jump for my Project Almanac preview. No doubt this film will be watched closely by fans of the 1983 Matthew Broderick thriller War Games, since Israelite has just signed on to direct the remake. It’s not hard to see the similarities. Both films center on an awkward but brilliant teenager whose talents get him in over his head »

- Cindy White

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Movie Hacks

23 July 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

No, not your favourite internet journalist hacks! The other ones that you hate!  Norton have just released the Hitchhikers Guide To Hacking, featuring an epic infographic about the world of hacking and of course Hollywood’s long time obsession with the culture. From Wargames back in 1983 starring Matthew Broderick. The film featured a young hacker who almost inadvertently causes World War III when he taps into a military supercomputer. So the film required a stretch of the imagination, but it was a critical and commercial success, brought attention to the hacking phenomenon and even coined the phrase ‘firewall’. Even Keanu Reeves got into it in 1999 with The Matrix as the world was hyperventilating with excitement over the turn of the century, whilst the threat of the Y2K problem loomed. Hacking was cooler and sexier than ever. With names like Neo and Trinity, the characters wore black trench coats and »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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'Nightcrawler' Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal is on the Prowl (Video)

23 July 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The voiceover from the first trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal’s indie thriller Nightcrawler emerged over the weekend in a viral clip posted to Craigslist. But now a full trailer has debuted online. Gyllenhaal, who's also producing the film, plays an L.A. reporter who stumbles upon the world of crime journalism. While making the movie, he made headlines for his dramatic weight loss and badly injuring his hand while filming a scene involving a mirror (part of which is included in the trailer). Photos Hollywood Onstage: Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Matthew Broderick Headline NYC's 2014-15 Season In the preview, Gyllenhaal is

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- Hilary Lewis

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Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Character Looking for a Job (Video)

21 July 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The first video of Jake Gyllenhaal as his Nightcrawler character has debuted online. The clip was posted on YouTube by a user named "Louis Bloom," the name of Gyllenhaal's character in the film. In the video, which is less than a minute, Gyllenhaal is shown making a pitch for a job while talking about the climate for job seekers. Photos Hollywood Onstage: Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Matthew Broderick Headline NYC's 2014-15 Season "Excuse me sir, I'm looking for a job," Gyllenhaal's character says in the video. "In fact, I've made up my mind to find a career

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- Hilary Lewis

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"Godzilla" Roars, Sort Of

17 July 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Let’s face it; the new Godzilla movie was abysmal. Far beyond a flat script, the direction was the main culprit. Even Bryan Cranston obviously had no guidance and ended up a stuttering, underdeveloped Walter White mess. The action scenes, so well advertised in the trailer, were nothing to write home about. Then again, the last incarnation of Godzilla wasn’t much to write home about either. Starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, and Hank Azaria, with Roland Emmerich directing on the heels of the wildly successful Independence Day, 1998’s Godzilla was a dud. Fan boys are still waiting for a worthy realization of the King of the Monsters, and Fox’s animated series, released in ’98 as a continuation of the film, doesn’t do much to help.

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- Kyle North

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Big Screen to Small Screen: Top 10 Films About Television

13 July 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There has always been an understated rivalry between the mediums of movies and television. Many years ago it was even thought as being somewhat of a drastic career letdown if actors/actresses from film decided to depart for the landscape of television. The truth is that for some performers that had stalled or uneventful momentum in motion pictures that the concept of “slumming it” in television actually saved their show business profession. Hence, the boob tube made them relevant whereas the big screen had unceremoniously passed them by.

However, there is also a mutual respect that cinema and television share that go hand in hand when shaping our appreciation for entertainment on both the big and small screen. When movies depict the aspects of the TV world giving a sociological, psychological or emotional perspective then it is not so uncool to be a proud couch potato after all, right? Let »

- Frank Ochieng

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Critical Unfairness: Just When Do We Wave the White Flag?

7 July 2014 3:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The contradiction in film criticism certainly does not go unnoticed. Sure, there are countless films that are praised and applauded for its excellence in quality and creativity. Unfortunately, the overlooked cinema fare that deserves just as much attention (more so than some of the recognized critically-acclaimed selections on an impressive selection of critics’ and moviegoers’ radars) get lost in the proverbial shuffle. It is simply the professional hazard of the movie industry because not every well-received and standout gem will get its rightful due come major awards season in Hollywood.

Just how many times have we as movie reviewers and/or movie fans become indignant when we realized that the special piece of entertainment we personally and critically cherished came up short and empty in expectations? Again, every smart kid in the classroom cannot get a gold star as we remain a competitive society in the world of celluloid superiority. »

- Frank Ochieng

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5 Celeb Couples Who Used Surrogate Moms

6 July 2014 5:49 AM, PDT | newser.com | See recent newser news »

Sometimes celebrity babies come into the world via a surrogate mom—and Radar rounds up 10 such cases. A sampling: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick used a surrogate mother to give birth to their twins , and during the pregnancy, Parker feared for the surrogate mom's safety thanks to the paparazzi. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban used a gestational carrier to give birth to their second daughter, Faith Margaret . Kidman said she "desperately" wanted another child , but couldn't get pregnant again. Elizabeth Banks also struggled with fertility—"It was a womb issue for me. Embryos wouldn’t implant," she once explained— »

- Evann Gastaldo

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Revisiting a 20 Year Old Controversy: Was The Lion King a Stolen Idea?

30 June 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

It was 20 years ago this month that the popular Disney film The Lion King was released.  The film is well loved, especially by children. But it’s been accompanied by controversy ever since its release, due to charges that it stole much of its content and look from the Japanese anime/manga series Kimba the White Lion.

The Lion King was critically acclaimed when it was released in June 1994, and it won a Golden Globe for Best Musical feature. It became the highest grossing 2-D animated American film ever  and is the fifth highest grossing animated film world-wide. But did you know that the Lion King was accused of intellectual theft by the creators of the anime Kimba the White Lion, who claim that Disney stole their plot, characters, and even much of their animation style? Some of you may have heard about this already. For the rest of you… »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Was the Lion King a stolen idea? Revisiting a 20 Year Old Controversy

30 June 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

It was 20 years ago this month that the popular Disney film The Lion King was released.  The film is well loved, especially by children. But it’s been accompanied by controversy ever since its release, due to charges that it stole much of its content and look from the Japanese anime/manga series Kimba the White Lion.

 

The Lion King was critically acclaimed when it was released in June 1994, and it won a Golden Globe for Best Musical feature. It became the highest grossing 2-D animated American film ever  and is the fifth highest grossing animated film world-wide. But did you know that the Lion King was accused of intellectual theft by the creators of the anime Kimba the White Lion, who claim that Disney stole their plot, characters, and even much of their animation style? Some of you may have heard about this already. For the rest of you… »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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The Definitive War Movies: 20-11

26 June 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Top twenty. Now we start to see the more widely recognizable films that people have some emotional attachment to. World War II gets a few mentions in this portion of the list, but this is one of the more diverse sections, overall. We get a mention of the Boer War, the Algerian War, and the Korean War, as well as the only movie about the American Civil War on this list.

20. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Conflict: Boer War, World War I, World War II

The only film on the list that spans multiple wars is also probably the least battle-focused film on the list. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is told through an extended flashback, following Major-General Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) as he rises through the ranks of the British military from war to war. The flashback is »

- Joshua Gaul

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'WarGames' remake hires director who made his first movie with Michael Bay

25 June 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Filmmaking isn’t a game, but MGM is taking a gamble with its upcoming reboot of "WarGames." Deadline reports that relative newcomer Dean Israelite is in negotiations to direct the studio’s remake of "WarGames," the 1983 Cold War thriller that starred Matthew Broderick as a young hacker who starts a game with a Department of Defense computer and almost ignites World War III in the process. Israelite’s credits are few and far between: He’s the director of the upcoming "Project Almanac," a found-footage sci-fi thriller produced by Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures, about a group of friends that creates a time machine. Arash Amel is negotiating to write "WarGames." »

- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources

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'WarGames' Closes In On All Star Team

25 June 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A source close to WarGames stated that MGM is in final negotiations with Dean Israelite to direct the 1980s classic reboot. Arash Amel is positioned to write the screenplay and Ansel Elgort and Tye Sheridan are on the male lead’s shortlist.

This would be Dean Israelite’s second film after his debut film, Project Almanac (Paramount). Arash Amel is coming off his newest writing endeavor with the Weinstein Company, Grace of Monaco (starring Nicole Kidman) to pen the modern adaptation of the 1983 WarGames, directed by John Bandham. Previous drafts of the script were written by Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner) and Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk)

Ansel Elgort and Tye Sheridan find themselves on the shortlist to take over the role, once made famous by Matthew Broderick. Elgort and Tye are enjoying their sought after status spawned from their successful roles in The Fault in Our Stars and Mud. »

- Gustavo Sebran

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‘WarGames’ Remake Gets a New Director & Writer

25 June 2014 8:48 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Remakes/reboots are really just business as usual for Hollywood, but in recent years it’s become especially fashionable to revamp films, movie franchises, and/or properties that were born in the 1980s (The Karate Kid, Fright Night, 21 Jump Street, and so forth). It’s been a few years since last we had anything to report about MGM’s planned re-imaging of another ’80s child in WarGames, but today we can offer you a significant update in the form of reports about the project getting a new director and writer (along with an idea of who’s being eyed to headline the film).

The 1983 iteration of WarGames, for those unfamiliar, revolves around a teen computer expert (Matthew Broderick) who inadvertently begins playing a game with a secret ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Watch: 11 Clips From 'WarGames' As Reboot Eyes Ansel Elgort & Tye Sheridan To Lead

25 June 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Don't be too surprised that MGM, in their continuing string of remakes, is looking at rebooting the '80s nuclear fear classic "WarGames." A few years ago, "Horrible Bosses" helmer Seth Gordon was attached to direct, but then that went nowhere. But the project is kicking back up again, with a new filmmaker in place and a couple of young actors being eyed to be the next Matthew Broderick. The Wrap reports that Ansel Elgort ("The Fault In Our Stars," "Divergent") and Tye Sheridan ("Mud," "Joe") are on the studio shortlist, while Dean Isrealite (the upcoming found footage thingy "Project Almanac") has been tapped to get behind the camera. Meanwhile, after Noah Oppenheim and Zak Penn both turned in drafts, Arash Amel of "Grace Of Monaco" fame (infamy?) will be penning the new script. And while that's all well and good, the question is whether or not this new version »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"WarGames" Reboot Gets New Director, Writer

25 June 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The remake of John Badham's beloved 1983 Cold War computer thriller "WarGames" seems to be moving forward again at MGM.

Filmmaker Dean Israelite and "Grace of Monaco" writer Arash Amel are in final negotiations to join the project. Israelite makes his directing debut on next year's Michael Bay-produced, time travel-themed found footage film "Project Alamanac".

The original starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy as two school kids with the former finding a backdoor way into the W.O.P.R., the U.S. military's most advanced computer war-games simulator. What he thought was a game turns out to nearly trigger Wwiii and they need the help of the machine's designer Stephen Falken to stop it from igniting nuclear armageddon on its own.

The film scored three Oscar nominations, made almost seven times its budget at the box-office in North America alone, and practically coined the term 'firewall'. Reviews were »

- Garth Franklin

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Wargames Remake has a New Writer and Director

25 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

MGM is still planning on developing that remake of Matthew Broderick's 1983 classic WarGames. Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon was attached to develop it at one point, but he has since dropped out of the project. The studio is now in negotiations with Dean Israelite to direct the feature. They also are brining on Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco) to rewrite the screenplay, previously scripted by Noah Oppenheim. I'm not familiar with anything that Israelite has done, so I have no idea if he's a solid choice or not. The studio obviously saw something in him.

The original film followed a young computer prodigy who hacks into a government system and accidentally initiates a computerized countdown to a nuclear weapons launch. All the while he thinks he's just playing a game.

No one has been officially cast in the project yet, but according to reports the studio has been looking »

- Joey Paur

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Meme: Gary Oldman Apologizes To Some People, Zac Efron Makes a Skateboard Shirtless, Ansel Elgort may Reboot “WarGames”

25 June 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Swimming with polar bears, yoga poses for tops, Ninth Circuit denies en banc for SmithKline Beecham v. Abbott Laboratories

Ansel Elgort is a busy man. Not only is he being tapped to play Van Cliburn, he’s now on the shortlist for the lead in the remake of WarGames, in the Matthew Broderick role. I’m not sure that this is a movie that needs to be remade, but I can see him stepping into Broderick’s role quite easily.

I hate buying blades for my razors. Why do they cost so much? And you need a couple at a time, one for your face, and one for…other places. And why do some last months and others last three days? At $4/each, you’d think we could get some quality control. This hack supposedly makes them last months and months though.

Conner Habib has a great essay on why »

- Ed Kennedy

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WarGames Remake Hires Director and Writer

25 June 2014 2:55 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

MGM has been working on a remake of "WarGames" for years, with Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) previously attached to direct. Apparently Gordon dropped out, because the project stalled. Now comes word that MGM is once again making a push to get "WarGames" back into development. The studio is in negotiations with Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) to direct and has signed Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco) to re-write the script. At this point, the new movie has yet to get a cast, but MGM is considering Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) and Tye Sheridan (Mud) for the lead role. The original "WarGAmes" film was released in 1983 and starred Matthew Broderick as a young computer genius who hacks into a government system and accidentally initiates a computerized countdown to a nuclear weapons launch. »

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