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Under The Skin – The Review

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So this weekend we’ve seen Jude Law take a walk on the wild side in the title role of Dom Hemingway. Now, we also get a new film starring a stateside screen beauty, Scarlett Johansson as she takes a walk on the weird side. Very weird. She stars in almost every minute of  Under The Skin from director Jonathon Glazer who gave us the enormously entertaining Sexy Beast (Ben Kingley’s character might have been “mates” with Dom!). But Skin is no look at the cockney criminal class. This film is based on a 2000 science fiction novel from Michel Faber. Now we’re used to seeing Ms. J dashing about in CG backdrops in big budget blockbusters like Michael Bay’s The Island  and over at Marvel Studios as the sublime Shield agent the Black Widow in, so far, three epics. But this film’s not in the same »

- Jim Batts

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

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The first Amazing Spider-Man felt like a pretty cynical piece of cinema. A reboot of a franchise barely five years dead (and rumored to be born only out of the necessity for Sony to hold on to the rights for the titular character), the finished product was rather underwhelming. A padded runtime, a perfunctory script and a thoroughly dull adversary overruled the undeniable merits of Andrew Garfield as the spandexed web-slinger. That’s not the case this time around – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 feels like a proper movie. It may never reach the wonderful heights of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, but with its goofy sense of humor and supervillain overkill, it’s the best Spider-Man film since that landmark.

This sequel somehow manages to be very heavy on plot, yet feather-light in its writing. There are two separate bad guys this time (Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Dane DeHaan »

- Dominic Mill

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Summer Box-Office Forecast: Studio-by-Studio Breakdown

17 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. At the Cinemacon convention in March, theater owners whooped and hollered when a chatty Mark Wahlberg took the stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The star of Paramount's Transformers: Age of Extinction proclaimed the June tentpole will be the biggest film of 2014. He's probably right: The previous installment in Michael Bay's robot action series, 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, took in $1.12 billion globally -- and that was without Wahlberg. Beyond Transformers, though, the summer prospects are far less clear for several studios.

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- Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Ford

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Friday the 13th reboot targets V/H/S director

16 April 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Platinum Dunes is planning another Friday the 13th reboot.

Michael Bay's production company has entered negotiations with David Bruckner to direct, reports The Wrap.

The company acquired the rights to the classic horror franchise in 2009, launching a reboot from director Marcus Nispel.

Bruckner - who directed the V/H/S segment 'Amateur Night' - will restart the series from scratch again.

It is currently unclear if and how the new film will incorporate the Jason Voorhees/Camp Crystal Lake mythology from the original series.

Bay will produce Friday the 13th alongside Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. »

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Michael Bay planning to reboot Friday 13th for a second time

16 April 2014 12:08 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

When is a reboot not a reboot? When it's a re-reboot of course! And that's exactly what Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes is planning for the Friday 13th franchise… Having acquired the rights to the franchise back in 2009, Bay rebooted the series for a first time, hiring Marcus Nispel to breathe new life into Jason's teen-skewering exploits. Sadly for Platinum Dunes, that film flopped and didn't spawn the anticipated sequel, which is why it's back to the drawing board all over again with a second do-over of the seminal...

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- George Wales

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Bruckner To Direct ‘Friday The 13th’ Reboot?

16 April 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It looks like the reboot of popular slasher franchise Friday The 13th may have found its director in the shape of horror pro David Bruckner.

Bruckner already has genre films V/H/S and The Signal under his directorial belt, so if talks go according to plan he should be in prime position to bring Jason Voorhees (the monster who launched a thousand Halloween costumes) back to the big screen.

Of course, whether another reboot will be a worthwhile addition to the Friday The 13th family or just a cash cow remains to be seen. After all, we’ve had one pretty pointless reboot already in 2009. There’s no word on the direction the project will take yet either, apart from the obvious machetes, hockey masks and lashings of blood. But it’s definitely all new and not a sequel to the 2009 reboot – although is it a reboot of the reboot? »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Friday the 13th Remake Director and More Rumors

15 April 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Some details are starting to come out about the Friday the 13th Remake. Paramount has announced that the film will be released on Friday March 14 2014. Michael Bay Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller are set to produce the film. David Bruckner who wrote and directed the Amateur Night segment of VHS is in negotiations to direct the Friday the 13th reboot for Paramount and Platinum Dunes TheWrap reported today. Amateur Night was one of the best segments from the horror anthology VHS. Bruckmer also cowrote and codirected The Signal which we rated a 3.5 out of 5. »

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Platinum Dunes Will Attempt To Reboot The ‘Friday The 13th’ Horror Series For A Second Time

15 April 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If at first you don’t succeed… There have been twelve films in the “Friday The 13th” franchise thus far. You know what Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes horror shingle did in 2009? They acquired rights to the series (like they have with horror franchises “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” “The Hitcher”) and basically hit reset, rebooting the series with “Friday The 13th” directed by Bay-reboot favorite Marcus Nispel (who helmed the “Conan the Barbarian” reboot for Millennium). What are they doing in 2014? A rebooting “Friday The 13th” yet again because their first attempt only grossed $65 million domestically with a worldwide gross of $91 million. Apparently that figure off a $19 million budget was just not enough profit. And so David Bruckner, who wrote and directed the “Amateur Night” segment of “V/H/S,” is in negotiations to direct, according to The Wrap. And it’s already dated for Friday, »

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'Friday the 13th' Is Being Rebooted Again and May Now Have a 'V/H/S' Director

15 April 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The 2009 reboot of Friday the 13th never got the credit it deserved. It was a slick, sexy updating of the classic slasher. It's fun, it's faithful to the original, and it's actually one of the best Friday the 13th films the franchise has ever had. But apparently $65 million at the box office ($91 million global) is not enough money, and so now the producers of that movie are pretending it never existed and doing yet another reboot.  The Wrap is now reporting that producers Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have decided on director David Bruckner for the new version, and as much as I'd have rather seen Marcus Nispel's 2009 version get a sequel, he is an encouraging choice. Bruckner was one of the cowriter/directors on the sci-fi film The Signal, and he...

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Michael Bay's Friday The 13th Reboot Looking At V/H/S Director

15 April 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Friday The 13th is getting rebooted. Again. You can thank (or rage at) Michael Bay, whose Platinum Dunes is resurrecting the slasher franchise for Paramount Pictures. While we've known about this project since last November, the latest development is that Bay and his fellow producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have nearly wrangled one of the directors of the horror anthology V/H/S to take the film's helm. The Wrap reports filmmaker David Bruckner has entered into negotiations to direct the Friday the 13th reboot. Bruckner is described as a "genre veteran" by The Wrap, but in truth he's worked on two horror features: V/H/S and The Signal, neither of which required him to helm the entire film by himself. Basically, Friday the 13th will mark Bruckner's feature directorial debut. Bruckner earned his first director credit in 2007 with the release of The Signal, a horror-thriller broken into »

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction - 3 New Photos

15 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Paramount Pictures has released three new photos from director Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction, and they all feature Mark Wahlberg... doing stuff. I'm really curious to see how this new Transformers movie turns out. So far I'm impressed by what I've seen, and I'm sure Bay is going to deliver yet another fun movie with lots of action and giant explosions. You can watch Walhlberg kick Decepticon ass on June 27th!


- Joey Paur

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'Friday the 13th' Reboot Eyes 'V/H/S' Director David Bruckner

15 April 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The second Friday the 13th reboot is eyeing V/H/S director David Bruckner, with Platinum Dunes' Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form producing alongside Michael Bay (the original team behind the 2009 remake).

David Bruckner is currently in ongoing negotiations for this complete revamp of the iconic horror series from the 80s, which has already spanned 10 movies, one cross-over with A Nightmare on Elm Street in Freddy vs. Jason, and a 2009 reboot that failed to register with fans. No story details have been revealed at this time, but Bradley Fuller has hinted that it will be a 'found footage' style thriller, and they are considering scrapping signature villain Jason Voorhees altogether.

This is what Fuller had to say about the reboot back in January.

"I don't know if we're going to have Jason..."

It's also not clear if any of the Camp Crystal Lake mythology will make its way into the movie. »

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Bruckner Helms "Friday the 13th" Reboot

15 April 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Genre veteran David Bruckner ("The Signal") is in negotiations to direct the latest reboot of the "Friday the 13th" franchise at Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes.

It's presently unknown what approach this film will take on the classic formula of good-looking, horny teenagers dying in grisly ways at the hands of hockey-mask wearing, machete-wielding psycho Jason Voorhees.

What is known is that this will Not be a sequel to the 2009 reboot which starred Jared Padalecki and Danielle Panabaker.

Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are producing the film which is currently targeting a March 13th 2015 release.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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V/H/S Director David Bruckner in Talks to Helm Friday The 13th Reboot

15 April 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Paramount Pictures has found its director for the new Friday the 13th reboot.  The Wrap reports that genre director David Bruckner is in talks to take the helm of the pic, which Paramount hopes will kick off a new Friday the 13th franchise.  The studio previously attempted to breathe new life into Jason Voorhees with a 2009 redo helmed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), but it never moved forward with further films.  Bruckner has experience in the horror genre having directed the 2007 pic The Signal and the segment “Amateur Night” for the 2012 anthology film V/H/S, so it’ll be interesting to see what his take on Friday the 13th entails. Just as with the previous reboot, Michael Bay will produce this new film through his Platinum Dunes banner.  The pic already has a March 13, 2015 release date staked out, so if Bruckner’s deal closes the new Friday the 13th »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot Eyes ‘V/H/S’ Director David Bruckner (Exclusive)

15 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Genre veteran David Bruckner, who wrote and directed the “Amateur Night” segment of “V/H/S,” is in negotiations to direct the “Friday the 13th” reboot for Paramount and Platinum Dunes, TheWrap has learned. Paramount had no comment. Platinum Dunes principals Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are producing with Michael Bay. Also read: ‘Under the Bed’ First-Look Trailer: ‘V/H/S’ Producers Pit Two Kids Against a Bogeyman (Exclusive Video) While plot details aren't necessarily under wraps — expect a bunch of good-looking teenagers to die in grisly ways — it's unclear what approach Bruckner plans to take with the reboot, or »

- Jeff Sneider and Lucas Shaw

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Interview: John Turturro Turns Himself into a Fading Gigolo

15 April 2014 | | See recent news »

A familiar actor who has appeared in nearly a hundred movies over the past thirty years, working with everyone from the Coen Brothers and Spike Lee to Michael Bay, John Turturro hasn't been seen on screen as much in recent years as he's been focusing on his filmmaking. In his fifth movie as a director, Fading Gigolo , Turturro plays New York florist Fioravante, who starts to earn money in an unlikely way by becoming an object to fulfill wealthy women's sexual desires. Probably Turturro's biggest coup was getting Woody Allen--who hasn't acted in a movie he didn't write and direct in over a decade--to play Murray, Fioravante's friend-slash-pimp who introduces him to women as Murray introduces him to Avigal (Vanessa Paradis), a Hassidic widow who has been repressed by the laws of her »

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The HeyUGuys Summer Preview – Transformers: Age of Extinction

15 April 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

When it was originally announced that critical pariah Michael Bay was to be directing the big screen incarnation of the nostalgically popular 1980’s vehicular metamorphoses toys The Transformers, it seemed to be the perfect match of artistic vision and material. With large scale auto-centric set-pieces already scattered throughout his CV, recall the spectacular freeway chase from the otherwise ridiculous Bad Boys 2, and a penchant for a genuinely enjoyable sense of infectious fun, evident in apologists favourites such as The Rock and Armageddon, his pyrotechnic pornographic sensibilities would make real the plastic clashes between the Autobots and Decepticons in a way every big kid dreamed of.

A franchise on the verge of Extinction? No chance.

The notion that Age of Extinction is a “reboot” isn’t an altogether welcome one, because for all of the crass, ibuprofen accompanied volume control, and Nuts magazine incarnate issues scattered throughout Revenge of the »

- Matt Rodgers

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Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz featured in new Transformers: Age of Extinction images

15 April 2014 12:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After debuting an action-packed TV spot yesterday, Paramount Pictures has now released three new images from the upcoming franchise sequel Transformers: Age of Extinction, which feature new human cast members Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain) and Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), along with a run down Optimus Prime…

Transformers: Age of Extinction sees Michael Bay returning to direct, with Wahlberg and Peltz joined in the all-new cast by Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Bingbing Li (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost) and T.J. Miller (She’s Out of My League). The film is set for release on June 27th. Watch the first trailer here.

The post Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz featured in new Transformers: Age of Extinction images appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Paramount Releases New ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Images

14 April 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With summer fast approaching and Transformers: Age Of Extinction hitting the cinemas, Paramount have released three new images showcasing Mark Wahlberg at various points in the film.

After finding a rusty old transformer, Cade (Mark Wahlberg), an inventor and dedicated family man finds his life flipped upside down (different to this guy), as he becomes involved with the Autobots as well as dangerous government officials. 

Directed by Michael Bay, Transformers: Age Of Extinction is the fourth instalment of the film series. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and some other well known faces, Transformers: Age Of Extinction is coming to the big screens in July… but to keep us interested whilst we wait, we’ve got these three teaser images:

Source: Paramount

The post Paramount Releases New ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Images appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Henry Nash

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Mark Wahlberg Looks All Beaten Up In New Transformers: Age Of Extinction Images

14 April 2014 8:49 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

To be perfectly honest, I’m still not exactly sure how I feel about Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth entry in Michael Bay’s big, loud and over-the-top franchise. On the one hand, I’ve found myself entertained by each film in the series so far. In fact, I’m not ashamed to admit that I walked out of the movie theatre with a huge grin after watching Bay absolutely level Chicago at the end of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. On the other hand, this fourth entry really does look like more of the same and I’m just not sure if we need another Transformers movie.

Fortunately, not everyone feels the same way, and in an effort to continue building excitement for what will surely be a box-office destroyer, Paramount has released three new stills from the film. They show, for the most part, Mark Wahlberg looking all rough and tough, »

- Matt Joseph

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