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Mark Wahlberg on Ted 2, the Absurdity of the First Movie, Transformers 5, and More

27 June 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

In 2012, the adorable, foul-mouthed teddy bear, Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane), made his film debut and quickly became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Now, the outrageous Ted and his thunder buddy John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) are back in Ted 2, as Ted finds himself in a fight to be declared human, and not the property of someone else. In an attempt to sue the state and win Ted the rights that he deserves, they enlist a young, medical-marijuana aficionada named Samantha L. Jackson (Amanda Seyfried) who believes that Ted is entitled to the same freedoms as any American. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, done while he was in London to promote the film, Mark Wahlberg talked about how the edgy humor combined with heart really won over audiences of the first film, why he was initially hesitant about signing on for such an absurd-sounding idea, »

- Christina Radish

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Mark Wahlberg versus Mark Wahlberg: A tale of two actors

26 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

How many Mark Wahlbergs are there? I ask because I like the guy who showed up in this week's "Ted 2." I like goofball Mark Wahlberg. I like belligerent Boston Mark Wahlberg. I like dancing silly Mark Wahlberg. I like dim bulb but well-meaning Mark Wahlberg. I do not, however, care for "I'm smarter than I look" Mark Wahlberg. I do not like humorless Mark Wahlberg. I do not particularly care for serious action mode Mark Wahlberg. And when I look at the ones I don't like side-by-side with the ones I like, I find it hard to reconcile that this is all one person. So again… I ask… how many Mark Wahlbergs are there? When Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" was released, it was a breakthrough for the young actor, part of a banner year in his nascent acting career. He had made a few films before that, including »

- Drew McWeeny

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Transformers 5: What We Know

26 June 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction was supposed to right the wrongs of the blockbuster franchise, with Michael Bay promising something different. He claimed it would be a better movie. That didn't quite turn out as planned. While Transformers 4 has it's moments, it is the lowest earning movie in the series, and the lowest rated as well. People hated this latest installment, even though it was meant to be a reboot with all new characters, a new setting, and a smaller, more intimate band of Autobots. Heck, it even introduced the Dinobots. But that did little to shake fans out of their explosion-induced coma. These monstrous metal beasts came in too late in a movie that was already over stuffed with insanity. So, with Transformers 5, Paramount is going to try once again to make something that is awesome, amazing, and everything we'd want in a Transformers movie. They've even set »

- MovieWeb

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Comic-Con 2015: 20th Anniversary Celebration of Anchor Bay Entertainment Includes The Walking Dead Giveaways

25 June 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, fans are invited to join Anchor Bay Entertainment in celebrating their 20th anniversary. Booth #4536 will be home to The Walking Dead-themed giveaways, It Follows mini posters, and more.

Press Release: "Who: Join Anchor Bay Entertainment at Comic-Con for exclusive photo opportunities and limited edition giveaways.

What: Anchor Bay Entertainment, a leader in home entertainment, is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Stop by Booth 4536 to take pictures with a customized walker from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and the skull helmet from Northmen – A Viking Saga.

Attendees will have a chance to win a limited edition “The Walking Dead” guitar from Artist Series Guitar. Additional swag giveaway items that will be available to con-goers include “The Walking Dead” / “Black Sails” bags, “Aquarius” buttons, It Follows mini posters and A Lego Brickumentary buttons! As an added bonus, in honor of the 20th Anniversary, there will be »

- Derek Anderson

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Star Trek: 27 geeky things about the Jj Abrams films

25 June 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Here are more nerdy spots in the final two Trek films to date: Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness...

Spoilers for Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness lie ahead.

Like their forerunners, the two latest Star Trek films, in their semi-rebooted, alternative universe, are replete with famous faces from outside the franchise, surprising cameos and multiple little touches that raise a smile.

With the third film in the rebooted series coming next year, the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek on TV in 1966, let's take a look at a few of the geeky nods in Jj's Trek films.

1. Star Trek Nemesis left a lot of dangling threads, on purpose, as a story treatment for a direct sequel was already being worked on. Unfortunately due to some less than stellar decisions by executives, the release date of the film was repositioned and the decision was made to »

- simonbrew

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"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2"- More Megan Fox Leaked Images

23 June 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more leaked images of actress Megan Fox as reporter 'April O'Neil'  on the New York set of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2":

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is directed by Dave Green, from a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec ("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol").

The first Michael Bay produced rebooted "Turtles" feature, released August 8, 2014, grossed over $485 million worldwide, marking Nickelodeon Movies' highest grossing film to date.

The new film is scheduled to be released June 3, 2016.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2"...


- Michael Stevens

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"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" - Set Images

23 June 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ images of actress Megan Fox as 'April O'Neil',  "Arrow" actor Stephen Amell as 'Casey Jones' and Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio on the New York set of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2":

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is directed by Dave Green fron a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec ("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol").

The first Michael Bay produced rebooted "Turtles" feature, released August 8, 2014, grossed over $485 million worldwide, marking Nickelodeon Movies' highest grossing film to date.

The new film is scheduled to be released June 3, 2016.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2"...


- Michael Stevens

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Does ‘Jurassic World’ Make You Feel Like a Dinosaur? Don’t Worry, You’re Not Alone

22 June 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hard to believe it’s been 22 years since “Jurassic Park.” If that fact alone doesn’t make you feel old, now there’s “Jurassic World” to make those of us ancient enough to remember — and admire — the original feel like dinosaurs.

In theory, the movie is a sequel, but let’s admit it: “Jurassic World” is really a remake — a remake engineered the way Steven Spielberg probably figures he’d have to treat “Jurassic Park” if he were making it for the first time today, at a time when half that film’s problems could be solved by a little invention called the cell phone. (As for Spielberg’s “Jaws”? Fuggedaboudit. We’re living in the age of “Sharknado.” No one’s impressed by a shark anymore.)

For the sake of this column, I’m going to assume you’ve seen “Jurassic World.” Ten days in theaters, and the movie has already grossed nearly $1 billion. »

- Peter Debruge

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The Five Worst Film Franchises

21 June 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on the five worst film franchises…

Film franchises are easy targets for writers looking to grind an axe and bemoan the current state of big budget cinema. Like a pinata filled with gold bullion and airplane sized bottles of bourbon, everyone is just a little too eager to take a swing. It’s an easy topic to opine on because of the sheer volume of franchises being produced. They’re growing like weeds planted by studios who hope to create the next cash crop. There are so many terrible franchises in the history of Hollywood. I could spend an entire series of columns detailing cinematic tragedies like Twilight. I mean seriously…. did you sit through any of those Twilight movies? They could have been classified as cruel and unusual punishment under the Geneva Convention.

In an effort to maintain a constructive conversation on the topic, I’m going »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Mark Kermode rips Entourage to shreds: Is this the best Kermodian rant yet?

19 June 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Kermode has delivered a signature rant on his and Simon Mayo's 5 Live film programme - this time at the expense of Entourage.

Needless to say, the big screen adaption of the HBO TV series doesn't come off well.

Transformers to Sex and the City: Watch 10 of Mark Kermode's greatest rants

Kermode said: "It's no surprise - I do hate it, I hate it. I loathe it, I despise it, I detest it, I feel contempt for it. Everything about it rattles every one of my cages.

"This is absolutely the most loathsome consumerist male dream. I absolutely detest everything about the mindset that this film occupies.

"It's just this pornographic, consumerist, hate-filled piece of propaganda which says this is what you should aspire to... this level of utter vacuity, this foul, soul-sucking, horrible vacuum of vile emptiness is what you should aspire to. And you wait »

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Review: Why did Dwayne Johnson choose HBO's 'Ballers' as his first TV show?

18 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I know exactly why HBO wanted to make its newest comedy series, "Ballers." It's created by "Entourage" producer Steven Levinson, it takes many of that show's lifestyle porn elements and applies them to the world of the NFL and, oh yeah, it stars Dwayne Johnson in his first regular TV role since he called himself The Rock and was a full-time part of the WWE's roster. No, the question I have about "Ballers" (which debuts Sunday at 10 after the new season of "True Detective") is why exactly Johnson felt that this should be his first wholly scripted TV series. "Ballers" isn't especially bad, but nor is it especially good. It's a show that's neither fish nor fowl: not nearly funny enough to really qualify as a comedy (and it's not until the fourth and final episodes sent to critics that it even seems to be trying all that hard to »

- Alan Sepinwall

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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25 Years In La Part 4: 'Masters Of Horror,' Revolution, and getting Foxed

18 June 2015 1:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Like all superheroes (or anyone else who uses a secret identity), there came a moment when someone finally cracked the code and published my real name. To be fair, my identity was a pretty poorly-kept secret by that point. The first time I went to an actual press event, I used my real name, and anytime I met someone, I used my real name. "Moriarty" was a fun identity to slip into, and especially in the early days of the site, we played up the mythology of things. My friends all got their own spy names and would show up in the reports in the form of Henchman Mongo and Segue Zagnut and Harry Lime and more. From my end, it was silly and fun, and not something to be taken seriously. But when Film Threat ran a fairly vicious hit piece on Harry, I was also a target, and »

- Drew McWeeny

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Weekly Rushes. 17 June 2015

17 June 2015 4:53 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.Above: Bound to get taken offline by the time you read this, hurry up and watch Star War Wars: All 6 Films At Once (Full Length)Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory visit the famed closet of the Criterion Collection and recount their experiences encountering Godard's Weekend and films by Antonioni.At the invaluable, Chris Marker's short film 2084 (1984) has been remixed.At its premiere at the Berlinale, Queen of the Desert, Werner Herzog's long-awaited return to epic filmmaking, garnered an unfortunate, uneven response. Now the full trailer for the film is out, and we hope it grows in our estimation upon re-viewing. As a recap, read impressions from Daniel Kasman and Adam Cook, as well as our interview with long-time Herzog cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger about working on the film. »

- Notebook

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Unleash Chaos When Just Cause 3 Debuts Across PS4, Xbox One And PC On December 1

16 June 2015 10:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rico Rodriguez, self-confessed daredevil and borderline arsonist, will return on December 1 when Just Cause 3 launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Avalanche Studios confirmed the due date through an appropriately bombastic new gameplay trailer which, spoilers, contains enough explosions to keep Michael Bay up at night. Setting out to “redefine the open world genre,” the developer is looking to take the foundations of the Just Cause series – free-roaming gameplay and ostentatious set pieces – and expand it across a vast Mediterranean setting. As you can see in the above trailer, though, there’s trouble in paradise.

Rico’s latest outing will see our protagonist throw caution to the wind and go toe-to-toe with General Di Ravello, a totalitarian dictator who rules over the Just Cause 3 peninsula with an iron fist. If Avalanche delivers on its premise, fans can look forward to an intoxicating adventure at year’s end, with players having the ability to shoot, »

- Michael Briers

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Monster Dog (1984) review

15 June 2015 7:53 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

Monster Dog (1984)

Written by: Claudio Fragrasso

Directed by: Claudio Fragrasso

Cast: Vince (Alice Cooper), Sandra (Victoria Vera), Angela (Pepita James), Pepa Sarsa (Marilou), Carlos Santurio (Frank), Ricardo Palacios (Sheriff Morrison), Barta Barri (Old Man),

Horror film anomalies are one of my favorite things ever. An occurrence of happenstance that is just so weird and off kilter, it could never occur or even be suggested again. Ironically, these strange and random acts of film kismet, hold a very important place in the legacy of horror films. Case in point would be Alice Cooper’s only (as far as I know) starring film role. He made a memorable turn in John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness” as a supporting character, but never as a leading man, other than “Monster Dog”. This is a 1984 film that I remember renting just because it had Alice Cooper in it. »

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Mark Walhberg Believes Michael Bay Will Return for 'Transformers 5'

15 June 2015 12:49 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As a guy who grew up watching Transformers on TV and collecting the toys, I have to say I'm not a fan of what Michael Bay has done to the franchise. It's not that I dislike the director or his other movies (I feel he gets picked on unfairly), I just don't think he was ever the right director for this franchise. So, it's with a heavy heart I relay the news Mark Wahlberg expects Bay to return to the director's chair for Transformers 5. We still haven't heard confirmation from the director himself, so there's still a little hope Wahlberg has spoken prematurely. In an interview with Collider, Wahlberg was asked about the future of the Transformers franchise: Collider: Do you have any update on the status of Transformers 5c Have you heard anything about what's going onc Wahlberg: I don't. Just that Akiva Goldsman and those guys are »

- Charles Dean

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Michael Bay may end up directing Transformers 5 after all

15 June 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Last year it didn't sound like Michael Bay will be back to direct the fifth installment in the Transformers series, but Transformers: Age Of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg believes Bay will be behind the camera for the next film. Wahlberg couldn't provide Collider with an update on the status of the project, but he did tell the site that he thinks Bay will return to direct Transformers 5. The... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Mark Wahlberg Thinks Michael Bay Will End Up Directing ‘Transformers 5′

15 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

For better or worse, the Transformers franchise is always mentioned in the same breath as director Michael Bay. The blockbuster filmmaker turned the toy line into a box office sensation full of his signature explosions, non-stop action, hot actors and actresses and senseless storytelling. As of August of 2014, though, it sounded like Bay was […]

The post Mark Wahlberg Thinks Michael Bay Will End Up Directing ‘Transformers 5′ appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Wahlberg On Bay's Return For "Transformers 5"

13 June 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

While Michael Bay was signed for the first three "Transformers" films, from that point on his involvement is on a 'per film basis'. With the fourth it seemed liked he wouldn't be returning, until a deal was closed that saw him do "Pain & Gain" before going onto "Transformers: Age of Extinction".

Though many are assuming that Bay will return for a fifth entry in the series, that is far from set in stone yet and Bay has several other projects in the works that he could jump to instead. One person who is coming back though is actor Mark Wahlberg and, out doing promotion for "Ted 2," he tells Collider that he thinks Bay will direct it.

Asked if he knows what the status of the film is, he says: "I don’t. Just that Akiva [Goldsman] and those guys are starting to write and break stories, and stuff like that. »

- Garth Franklin

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