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Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys Blu-ray Release Date and Details

10 hours ago | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner  Home Video has announced a November 11, 2014 release date for director Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

Jersey Boys is based on the Tony Award-winning musical of the same name. Like the musical, the feature film stars John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, lead singer of The Four Seasons, and chronicles how a group of boys came together to form the famous band. The film also stars Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, and Christopher Walken.

Jersey Boys was met with mixed results by critics with a 53 percent approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Ticket sales failed to live up to expectations with $58.9 million in worldwide business, though the film did earn the most for an Eastwood production in North American since Gran Torino in 2008.

The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo version of Jersey Boys includes a trio of bonus features, two of which are exclusive. »

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‘What's the Deal’ With the ‘Jungle Book’ Movies and the Disney-wb Rivalry? (Video)

26 August 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If you haven't noticed, the rivalry between Disney and Warner Bros. has grown beyond the comic book brands Marvel and DC and spilled onto the pages of classic literature. Not only are both studios developing “Beauty and the Beast” movies, but they're also stockpiling A-list actors for rival adaptations of “The Jungle Book.” Also read: ‘What's the Deal?’ With Toronto Film Fest: Jeff Sneider Picks 10 Must-See Movies (Video) Jon Favreau is directing Disney's take on the timeless tale, which stars Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong'o, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Giancarlo Esposito and newcomer Neel Sethi. Across town in Burbank, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Now Casting NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

26 August 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Talent is currently being sought for NBC’s “Peter Pan Live” starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken. The live event will air on Dec. 4, and tell the classic tale of “the mischievous little boy who ran away to Neverland,” with Williams in the titular role. Chorus members are being cast for the production, and auditions will be held Sept. 2 in NYC. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Peter Pan Live” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »

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10 Most Ridiculous Movie Death Scenes

22 August 2014 1:28 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Ahhh, the sublime death scene: the director’s secret weapon and the jobbing actor’s Holy Grail. The perfect death, judged carefully, is a stunningly powerful grace note to some of the greatest, most truly Oscar-baiting scenes in movie history.

Who can forget Nick in The Deer Hunter, Christopher Walken’s brilliantly empty smile as he says, “one shot” at the climax of his final game of Russian Roulette? John Coffey in The Green Mile, simply asking Tom Hanks not to place the hood over his head as they strap him into the electric chair? Atreyu in The Neverending Story, begging his beloved horse Artax not to drown in the Swamps Of Sadness? Oh, god… Artax…

These are not that kind of death scene. Whether it’s deliberate, for a hilariously memorable moment in a comedy; or completely unintentional, a moment of poor judgement in a good movie »

- Ben Cooke

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Andy Serkis to Direct Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Jack Reynor in Jungle Book: Origins

21 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Get ready for the duelling Jungle Book movies.

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has assembled a big cast of stars for Jungle Book: Origins, its new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

The action adventure, which will blend motion capture and live action, will be released on October 21, 2016.

Meanwhile, Disney’s The Jungle Book will be in theaters a full year earlier. Helmed by Jon Favreau, this film will star Bill MurrayChristopher WalkenGiancarlo EspositoBen Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson, and will released October 9, 2015.

The actors performing the roles of the Jungle Book: Origins’ central animal characters are: Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”) as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the sinister snake, Kaa; Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter, »

- Michelle McCue

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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris and more join Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins

20 August 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coming hot on the heels of the news that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) will lend his voice to Shere Khan in the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation of The Jungle Book, it has now been revealed that Christian Bale (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Tom Hollander (About Time), Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), Peter Mullan (Hercules) and Rohan Chand (Bad Words) have signed on to the Andy Serkis-helmed Jungle Book: Origins.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Chand will play the orphan boy Mowgli, with Bale as panther Bagheera, Blanchett as python Kaa, Harris, Marsan and Mullan as wolves Nisha, Vihaan and Akela, and Hollander as Shere Khan’s underling jackal Tabaqui. Meanwhile, Serkis – who is making his directorial debut with the film – will also play Baloo the bear.

Jungle Book: Origins is one of two upcoming adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, »

- Gary Collinson

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Bale & Blanchett Join A Full ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ Cast

20 August 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The cast for Warner Bros.Jungle Book: Origins has filled out nicely today. Benedict Cumberbatch was announced earlier as the voice of Shere Khan and now the rest of the cast has been announced. Christian Bale will voice Bagheera the panther while director Andy Serkis will voice Baloo the bear. Cate Blanchett has been cast as hypnotic snake Kaa while Peter Mullan plays Akela, the leader of the wolf pack that raises the man cub Mowgli, who will be played by Rohan Chand, the young actor from Jason Bateman’s Bad Words. Rounding out the wolf pack are Naomie Harris and Eddie Marsan as Nisha and her mate Vihaan. Finally, Tom Hollander will play Shere Khan’s underling, Tabaqui the jackal.

It’s an impressive cast for Serkis’ feature film debut as director, but the Disney adaptation of The Jungle Book, which comes out exactly a year before this Warner Bros. iteration, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join 'Jungle Book: Origins'

20 August 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has cast more characters for The Jungle Book: Origins, which marks the directorial debut of motion-capture performance artist and actor Andy Serkis. This follows the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the main villain Shere Khan, which was announced yesterday.

Rohan Chand will lead the film as the story's main protagonist Mowgli, a young jungle boy raised in the wild by wolves. Cumberbatch's man-eating tiger is the boy's lifelong enemy, and the two have vowed to kill each other, setting up the dark tone at play in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.

Andy Serkis has given himself the primary role of Baloo the bear, Mowgli's best friend. Also joining the main cast are Christian Bale as sly black panther Bagheera and Cate Blanchett as Kaa, the sinister python with a knack for hypnotism.

The secondary cast includes Tom Hollander as the jackal Tabaqui, who is Shere Khan's right-hand man. »

- MovieWeb

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join 'Jungle Book: Origins'

20 August 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has cast more characters for The Jungle Book: Origins, which marks the directorial debut of motion-capture performance artist and actor Andy Serkis. This follows the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the main villain Shere Khan, which was announced yesterday.

Rohan Chand will lead the film as the story's main protagonist Mowgli, a young jungle boy raised in the wild by wolves. Cumberbatch's man-eating tiger is the boy's lifelong enemy, and the two have vowed to kill each other, setting up the dark tone at play in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.

Andy Serkis has given himself the primary role of Baloo the bear, Mowgli's best friend. Also joining the main cast are Christian Bale as sly black panther Bagheera and Cate Blanchett as Kaa, the sinister python with a knack for hypnotism.

The secondary cast includes Tom Hollander as the jackal Tabaqui, who is Shere Khan's right-hand man. »

- MovieWeb

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join Andy Serkis' Jungle Book

20 August 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Yesterday we learned that Benedict Cumberbatch has joined Andy Serkis' film production of The Jungle Book: Origins as Shere Khan. Today he's been joined by a great cast of actors that includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan. They will all voice various characters in the story. The movie also stars Rohan Chand (Bad Words) as the human boy Mowgli. Serkis will also take on a role in the film.

Bale is set to take on the role of the panther Bagheera, Blanchett will voice the snake Kaa, Hollander will be the jackal Tabaqui, Mullan will voice the leader of the wolf pack Akela, Harris is the female wolf Nisha, Marsan is her mate Vihaan, and Serkis will play Baloo the bear.

The movie will be released more than a year after Disney and Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, which comes out on October 9th, »

- Joey Paur

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Voice Cast of Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book: Origins' Announced

20 August 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Update: the rest of the cast has been announced and it will feature Rohan Chand as Mowgli, Andy Serkis as the voice of Baloo, Christian Bale as the voice of Begheera, Cate Blanchett as the voice of Kaa, Tom Hollander as the voice of Kaa, Peter Mullan as the voice of Akela, Naomie Harris as the voice of Nisha and Eddie Marsan as the voice of Vihaan. The previous article announcing the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Shere Khan follows... In 2015, Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book will hit theaters. One year and 13 days later, Andy Serkis's The Jungle Book: Origins will hit theaters. The difference being...c I'm not entirely sure, though the cast will certainly be different. Favreau has already lined up newcomer Neel Sethi to play Mowgli alongside a variety of CG-animated characters including Idris Elba as the voice of Shere Khan, Bill Murray as Baloo, »

- Brad Brevet

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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice Shere Khan in Jungle Book: Origins

19 August 2014 11:20 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

After watching Disney make a series of canny casting announcements over the past few months, Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book: Origins has responded by adding Benedict Cumberbatch to its ranks. Cumberbatch will be supplying the dulcet tones of nefarious tiger, Shere Khan, a part that will be voiced by Idris Elba in the Disney version. No other cast members have been confirmed as yet, but with Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken all lining up for Disney, Serkis’s film will have plenty...

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- George Wales

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Benedict Cumberbatch to roar as Shere Khan in Andy Serkis's 'Jungle Book'

19 August 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As we already documented (see video above), Benedict Cumberbatch is a huge admirer of his "Hobbit" co-star Andy Serkis - and now he's re-teaming up with the man behind Gollum for the latter's directorial debut. The "Sherlock" star is set to voice villainous man-eating tiger Shere Khan in the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation, which is based on Rudyard Kipling's classic stories, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be a mixture of live-action and performance capture, the latter of which Serkis has become famous for thanks to his work on Peter Jackson's Tolkien films and in Fox's "Planet of the Apes" reboots. The Callie Kloves-scripted project is one of two "Jungle Book" films currently in development; Disney has a live-action/CGI version in the pipeline with Jon Favreau directing, Bill Murray (Baloo), Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), Christopher Walken (King Louie), Giancarlo Esposito (Akela »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Benedict Cumberbatch Will Get Deadly In Andy Serkis' Jungle Book

19 August 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Two dueling Jungle Books are making their way through pre-production. Disney and Jon Favreau's has had the advantage, scoring big headlines with an all-star cast that includes Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong'o. But today Warner Bros has struck back with a compelling casting coup of their own, securing international star Benedict Cumberbatch. According to THR, Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to Warner Bros' adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. In the family-adventure helmed by motion-capture master Andy Serkis, the Sherlock star is poised to play the man-eating tiger Shere Khan. The story of The Jungle Book centers on human boy Mowgli and his exploits in the jungle, where he was raised by wolves and befriends a bear named Baloo, and a panther called Bagheera. Shere Khan is a ravenous predator who relentlessly hunts the boy, making him an »

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Shere Khan in Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins

19 August 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Jon Favreau’s version of The Jungle Book for Disney already has Neel Sethi, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris ElbaScarlett Johansson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito on board and is barreling towards an October 9, 2015 debut, but now Andy Serkis’ rendition for Warner Bros., which is now titled Jungle Book: Origins, is making some moves, too. Serkis’ Jungle Book just locked its very first star, Benedict Cumberbatch.  He’ll voice the film’s villain, Shere Khan, a tiger who’d rather not have any humans in his territory at all.  Hit the jump for more on Cumberbatch’s casting.  Jungle Book: Origins is set for an October 21, 2016 debut. The news comes from THR with the outlet pointing out that Cumberbatch will be up against Elba who’s voicing the character for Favreau’s film.  However, it does seem as though one film might end up being a bit darker than the other. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Shere Khan in 'Jungle Book: Origins'

19 August 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

While it seems like Disney's new live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book is ahead of the curve with a fall 2015 release date and a fully assembled cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley and Bill Murray, the competing adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic is marching onward. Earlier this month, the studio dated Jungle Book: Origins for release in October of 2016, and now they have their first cast member as THR reports Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the tiger Shere Khan, the man-eating villain of the film directed by Andy Serkis. The question is whether or not general audiences will be interested in another adaptation of the familiar story about an orphan abandoned in the jungle and raised by wolves just one year later, especially with a title that makes it sounds like a prequel to Disney's version. Anyway, both Serkis and Cumberbatch »

- Ethan Anderton

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Warner Bros.’ Jungle Book: Origins Gains Benedict Cumberbatch As Shere Khan

19 August 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Disney clearly has the lead in the race to adapt Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book into a big-budget blockbuster, Warner Bros. is quietly moving along with its own take, now officially titled Jungle Book: Origins. Andy Serkis is making his directorial debut on the pic, after having served as Peter Jackson’s second unit director on the Hobbit trilogy. Now, the first voice lead for the film has been announced - Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch will be lending his voice to the fearsome tiger Shere Khan.

Jungle Book: Origins centers on an orphaned human boy Mowgli, who is raised by wolves and eventually befriends the bear Baloo and the panther Bagheera. Khan, a vicious predator, is Mowgli’s sworn enemy, and each has vowed to slay the other.

Callie Kloves penned the script. Her father Steve, who penned seven out of eight Harry Potter films, is on board as a producer. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Your Dream Peter Pan Live! Cast Revealed: Naya Rivera, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Colfer and More!

15 August 2014 6:44 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Tick tock goes the Peter Pan Live! casting clock! Though Allison Williams has already begun her flight training for the forever-young Peter Pan, only three other roles have been cast so far: Christopher Walken is set to play a tap-dancing Mr. Hook, while Smash and Sound of Music Live! alum Christian Borle will pull double duty as Smee and Mr. Darling in the live event set to air on Dec. 4. So to help NBC out, we asked you to weigh in on who should fill out the rest of the special's cast, having you vote to fill the roles of Wendy, Tiger Lily, Nana, Tinkerbell and more. The competition was fierce, but with the help of some fairy dust, we finally have compiled your dream Peter Pan Live! »

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Robin Williams: A Man of a Million Voices

13 August 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Yesterday we ran a story on some of Robin Williams’ most under appreciated performances. But as the remembrances keep rolling in and as new, gruesome details about his suicide become apparent, it became clear that Williams didn’t just have depth in his filmography; he was an actor and performer who displayed worlds of expression and moved so many in remarkable and distinct ways.

Rather than ask our staff to rattle off more of their favorites, we asked them to recall Williams’ personality and the legacy his work left on their lives. We’re looking at each side of his many faces as a comedian, a movie star, a voice actor and a true character, offering our final goodbye to a man who gave us so much.

Zany, Charismatic Exuberance

Say what you will about Robin Williams’ quiet, dramatic abilities or his subtle grace notes of acting, but Williams at »

- Brian Welk

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Blu-ray Release: The Dogs of War

13 August 2014 6:12 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $29.99

Studio: Twilight Time

Christopher Walken goes to the gun--a helluvan gun--in The Dogs of War

The 1980 action-filled war thriller film The Dogs of War is based upon the 1974 novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth.

Directed by John Irvin, the film stars Christopher Walken (Seven Psychopaths) and Tom Berenger (The Big Chill) as part of a small, international unit of mercenary soldiers privately hired to depose President Kimba of a fictional “Republic of Zangaro”, in Africa, so that a British tycoon can gain mining access to a huge platinum deposit.

The Dogs of War title is a phrase from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, which uses the line “Cry, ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war.” But we didn’t have to tell you that.

The Dogs of War release by Twilight Time represents the film’s Blu-ray debut!

As supplier Twilight »

- Laurence

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